BAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-24 published
CHAPMAN, Vernon
Actor, director, champion of performers' rights, chronicler of Canadian theatre history, cocktail hour enthusiast. Born March 23, 1923, in Hamilton. Died February 12 of old age in Toronto, aged By C. Valley BAN, Page L6
Aside from the theatre, Vernon was happiest surrounded by his Friends at his daily cocktail hour. As a lifelong bachelor, he relished the chance to entertain guests with colourful stories from his past.
Growing up in Toronto, Vernon learned early that he had a knack for entertaining others. At age 12, suffering from a toothache, he was sent to his school's dentist. In order to distract him from the pain, he was asked to tell a story. Vernon mimicked the drama instructor's recent narration of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. A career was born.
At the University of Toronto's Victoria College during the Second World War, Vernon was directed by theatre impresario Dora Mavor Moore. She profoundly influenced him, giving him the self-confidence to pursue acting as a vocation. After graduation he joined her as one of the founding members of the New Play Society.
Determined to make it on his own, Vernon spent a year in England struggling as an actor to make ends meet. He could not find any part-time work, and returned to Canada broke. While he was working at the gates to the Canadian National Exhibition, Mrs. Moore, as he always called her out of respect, found him and convinced him to rejoin her group.
Spotting an opportunity in the shortage of older character actors on the stage, Vernon turned himself into a quick study of these parts, often playing the roles of prickly priests and lawyers. Soon he was typecast - one producer of a company described him as their "resident stuffed shirt."
Vernon thrived in these roles, with more than 200 career credits, including She Stoops to Conquer, Harvey and The Fantasticks. Yet he still found time to direct 248 stage productions ranging from Same Time, Next Year to The Elephant Manitoba
Vernon was in the vanguard of arguing that for actors to be professionals, they must be paid like any other professional. His "stick-to-it-edness" - a saying he claims as his own - led him and others to persevere. He contributed significantly in building the Canadian Actors' Equity Association, which he chaired from 1967 to 1970 and in 1974, and then the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists.
In his mid-70s, Vernon retired from acting. He devoted himself full-time to writing the history of Canadian theatre as he remembered it. His first volume of memoirs, Who's in the Goose Tonight?, was published in 2001.
To the end his many Friends continued to visit him regularly, where over a drink he would reminisce to an enthralled audience. Fortunately, he leaves many of these memories behind on the page.
C. Valley BAN is Vernon's friend.

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BANAHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-14 published
Stray bullet kills Toronto man
By Omar EL AKKAD with a report from JENNIFER Lewington, Page A1
John O'KEEFE just happened to be walking down Toronto's busiest street on a Saturday night. That's all it took to cost him his life.
The 42-year-old Toronto resident and health-food store manager became the city's second homicide victim of 2008 when he was killed over the weekend. Mr. O'KEEFE, an avid environmentalist and father of a nine-year-old boy, was hit in the head by a single bullet that police believe was never meant for him. Two men now face first-degree murder charges in connection to the killing.
"The deceased was struck while he was basically just walking down the street," said Toronto police homicide detective Graham GIBSON. "He was just walking."
At around 1: 15 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to the Brass Rail Tavern, a strip club at 701 Yonge Street, just south of Bloor Street. Two men had just been kicked out of the club after acting up. After being booted from the tavern, both men began walking away, but only got a few metres before turning around.
"They did leave, but they didn't go far," said Det. GIBSON. " They took exception with security [at the Brass Rail]."
Upon returning, one of the two men allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired a single shot. Last night, police said the gun was registered to one of the suspects. Police believe it was aimed at members of the security staff outside the club.
Instead, it hit Mr. O'KEEFE in the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. O'KEEFE's partner described him yesterday as a wonderful human being who loved the environment.
"Johnny was a great guy; he really was," said Susan BANAHAN. "He loved to recycle - you couldn't throw a tissue in the garbage when he was around."
Mr. O'KEEFE had a nine-year-old son from a previous relationship. Together with Ms. BANAHAN and her child, they formed a family.
Ms. BANAHAN said Mr. O'KEEFE worked as a health-food store manager at the downtown Exchange Tower. In his spare time, she said, he liked to walk around the city - the Don Valley was one of his favourite spots.
At the time of his shooting, Mr. O'KEEFE was likely walking to the subway from the Duke of Gloucester, his favourite watering hole, Ms. BANAHAN said. Like the Brass Rail, the bar is located near the corner of Yonge and Bloor.
After the shooting, both suspects allegedly ran away, heading south on Yonge Street for a few metres before turning onto Charles Street.
But within 12 hours, police had two men in custody.
"We had excellent witnesses: and support from civilians and community members and people inside [the club]," Det. GIBSON said. As a result, police had the first suspect in custody by 11: 45 Saturday morning, and the second suspect a couple of hours later. Edward PAREDES, 22, and Awet ZEKARIAS, 23, both Toronto residents, are jointly charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder. They made their first court appearance yesterday morning at Old City Hall.
Saturday's killing bore eerie similarities to another shooting that rocked Toronto in December of 2005. Mr. O'KEEFE was killed just a few blocks north of where a brazen shootout claimed the life of 15-year-old Jane CREBA. Both victims were never the intended targets of the bullets that hit them, yet both were the only ones to die in each incident.
Ms. BANAHAN was devastated by the news of her partner's death - she spoke to a reporter yesterday just as news of Mr. O'KEEFE's killing played out on her television set at home.
"I'm just so sad that he won't be around any more," she said.
Last night, two of his best Friends, in shock over the fluke of their friend being in the wrong place at the wrong time, remembered him as a gentle, funny man, "brilliant at darts" and devoted to his young son and network of Friends.
"As a father, he showed his son Toronto's every ravine and heritage building," recalls Andrea ASTER, a friend for the past 20 years. "He was an ardent environmentalist whose only wish was that his son would grow up to be an environmental warrior."
She said that Mr. O'KEEFE, a 6-foot-2-inch man with "piercing blue eyes," had a way of making and keeping Friends.
"The people who were his Friends were his Friends for life," she said.
Another long-time friend, Brian EATON, 43, met Mr. O'KEEFE when they attended the same Scarborough high school. Mr. EATON said his younger brother, Tony, 42, who was in the same high-school class as Mr. O'KEEFE and remained close Friends, had invited him to the family cottage in Huntsville this past weekend. But Mr. O'KEEFE declined so that he could go skating with his son.
"I wish he had gone to the cottage," said Mr. EATON.
For the past 15 years, he said Mr. O'KEEFE was a weekly regular at the Duke of Gloucester pub, where he played darts.
"When I heard of the shooting I thought to myself I hope that was not Johnny because he was my one friend who might be walking down Yonge Street because he goes to the Duke," said Mr. EATON, adding that his friend's violent end was the opposite of how he lived.
"He wouldn't know anyone who has a gun or practices violence," said Mr. EATON.
"He was a responsible father, a responsible friend, the kind of guy that everyone loved and every kind word you would think of, you would apply to him."
Meanwhile, police are looking for witnesses: to a shooting Saturday night at Rosemary Lane in the Forest Hill neighbourhood. An unidentified man in his 20s suffered serious injury when he was shot once in the stomach near Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue, but is recovering in hospital, Toronto Police said yesterday.

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BANBURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
GEMMEL, Carie
Of Georgetown, passed away at the Toronto General Hospital on Sunday, March 9th, 2008. Survived by loving husband Bruce; daughters Aimee (Jordan) BOWCOTT (Winnipeg) and Cherie (Joel) BANBURY (Port Perry) and precious grandchildren Aidan BOWCOTT and Tannis BANBURY. Private interment will take place at a later date. A Celebration of the Laughter and the Good Times will be held in the chapel at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Friday, March 14th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation (Transplant Fund for Excellence) would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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BANCROFT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-24 published
BEAUDET, Jeanne Marie
At Twin Lakes Terrace on Saturday, March 22, 2008. Jeanne died peacefully with family by her side at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Henri BEAUDET (2003.) Loving mother of the late Therese " Terry" (1996) KERRIGAN, Annette and her husband Gerry COFFIN, London and Maurice BEAUDET, Sarnia. Proud grandmother of Yvonne BEAUDET, Michelle BANCROFT, Marc BANCROFT, Nicole ARCHER and Eric KERRIGAN; and great-grandmother of Jamie DAUGHTREY, Camille, Lucy and Ada BANCROFT and Allison ARCHER. Dear sister of Hélène MORET, Germaine and her husband Paul DAUSEREAU and Maurice and his wife Eliette MULLER all of Manitoba. Jeanne is also survived by son-in-law James KERRIGAN. Jeanne was a member of the Saint Thomas Aquinas Church Choir and the Dames Auxiliares for over fifty years. The family would like to extend their thanks to all of the staff at Twin Lakes Terrace for their loving care. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina Street, Sarnia on Monday, March 24th from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Terence RUNSTEDLER at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church on Tuesday, March 25th at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow with a private family interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Due to severe family allergies, please do not send lilies in flower arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite Street, Pt. Edward N7V 1A6 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Jeanne BEAUDET in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 21st, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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BANCROFT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
WILLIAMS, Lillian (née TOWERS)
Of London, formerly of Saint Thomas, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Saturday, April 5, 2008, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence G. "Bus" WILLIAMS (1983.) Dearly loved mother of Nancy LOGIE (Brian) of London, Janice WILLIAMS- ALLAN (Wayne) of Strathroy, and Larry WILLIAMS (Gina) of Hanover. Cherished grandmother of Laura ALLAN (Shah YAZDANIAN,) Shawn WILLIAMS and Kent WILLIAMS. Dear sister of Reta McCRACKEN of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Betty BANCROFT (Ronald) of Saint Thomas, and the late Edith "Toots" WEARE (1971.) Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Barbara and Ray NEWSON of Saint Thomas, and several nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, May 16, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Edith (HARRIS) TOWERS. Lillian will be remembered for her love of family and flowers. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday afternoon, April 13th from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 14th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

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BANCROFT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-07 published
BANCROFT, Roy
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, July 5, 2008, Roy BANCROFT, of Ingersoll, in his 87th year. Husband of the late Ella (HERMAN) BANCROFT (1994.) Dear father of Elsie and her husband John LOUNSBURY of Ingersoll, Donald and his wife Ruth of Dorchester, Linda NANCEKIVELL of Ingersoll, Charles and his wife Martha of Springford and Barbara and her husband Donald LINDSAY of Bayfield. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Doris COUSINS of Woodstock, Lillian and her husband Jim HACKERT of Salford, Joe BANCROFT and his wife Betty of Ingersoll, Betty and her husband Ken FISHER of Ingersoll and Frieda WESTON of Ingersoll. Predeceased by one brother Ewart BANCROFT and two sisters Edna BASKETT and Bernice CLARK. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Tuesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. John LAMBSHEAD officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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BAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-06 published
CAMPBELL, Mona Louise (née MORROW) (1919-2008)
It is with great sadness, but with a deep sense of appreciation for an extremely full life, that Mona's children John BAND, Sarah BAND, and Vicki MacRAE, announce her death, at her home in Aiken, South Carolina.
The daughter of the late F.K. and Edna L. MORROW, Mona was predeceased by her beloved husband Lt. Col. K.L. CAMPBELL.
Fondly remembered by John's wife Teri, Vicki's husband Rick CLARKE, grandchildren, Ashlynn (Dave) LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Courtney BAND, Matthew BAND, Zoe BAND, great-granddaughter Madyn, and her most loyal Friends Rufus and Roxie.
In Mona's memory, the family asks that you plant a tree, adopt a dog, or make a generous donation to your favourite charity. A family service has taken place.

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BAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
'Aggressive and very entrepreneurial,' she ranked among Canada's top Chief Executive Officers
The head of Dover Industries took her company from annual revenues of $10-million to $228-million. She thought nothing of phoning federal finance ministers late at night to give them a piece of her mind
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Toronto -- Mona CAMPBELL was 33 years old when her father died and left behind some companies that milled flour and made ice-cream cones. She'd been the major shareholder in the businesses, and stepped into the top executive slot two years later, in 1954, at a time when women in corporate leadership were unheard of.
Her own father, the wealthy industrialist Frederick MORROW, "didn't think women should be doing this sort of thing," Mrs. CAMPBELL recalled in a 1986 interview. "To begin with, it was sort of a question mark, which makes you want to do that much better. I had no formal training. I had done a lot of work for voluntary organizations, dealing with budgets, scrounging for money. It's really the same thing in a small way."
Either she was being coy or very humble. When she took over, the company had annual revenues of $10-million. Last year, Burlington, Ontario-based Dover Industries Ltd. had revenues of $228-million and employed 475 people.
Described as "Canada's first conglomerate," with interests in paper products, flour milling and straw manufacturing, as well as the ice-cream-cone business, Dover Industries is today one of the largest Canadian-owned flour-milling companies in operation.
Mrs. CAMPBELL served as the company's president, chief executive officer and, until her death, as board chairwoman. In 1976, she became the first woman elected to the board of Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Her success belied a view about women in the corporate world that today could be charitably described as quaint. In a 1980 interview with the Financial Times, Mrs. CAMPBELL declared that single women couldn't be depended on in business "because suddenly romance hits and they marry and maybe their husband moves, so they move." Married women, meantime, are inflexible and may interrupt their careers to have children.
Besides, few women crave the power that comes with the position, she believed. "The majority of women are not interested."
A lot of them feel they just don't need the extra hassle, she told The Globe and Mail the year before. "They are willing to do a great job but I don't know how many more want the added responsibility of representing shareholders." She did not foresee other women serving on her company's board. "One's enough."
She chafed at being called an industrialist. "This is just a job," she said in 1968. "It's not that difficult."
Mrs. CAMPBELL travelled the world and gave away millions of dollars to the arts, notably to the Royal Ontario Museum, where there's a curatorship in her name, and the National Ballet School in Toronto since its inception in 1959. "She knew every student by name," said the National Ballet School's artistic director and co-Chief Executive Officer, Mavis STAINES, who added that Mrs. CAMPBELL often took students to her sprawling Mohill Farm in Puslinch, Ontario, for weekends spent frolicking with her beloved dogs and horses. Ballet, Mrs. CAMPBELL once declared, "is the love of my life."
She was named to the Order of Canada in 1996. In 2001, the Association of Fundraising Professionals honoured her as its outstanding philanthropist of the Year.
She was an only child born into privilege. Her father was a financier who founded the Essa Securities Company, sat on the boards of 15 corporations and amassed a large fortune. He started Dover Industries in 1940 by acquiring and merging three companies - a flour mill, a grain dealer and Robinson Cone, which made ice-cream cones, straws and packaging materials in Hamilton.
A devout Catholic who scandalously married the daughter of a Baptist minister, Mr. MORROW donated a large tract of land in Toronto's north to the Sisters of Saint_Joseph. Morrow Park opened in 1960 and today has an infirmary, residences, a girls' school, and a retreat where Pope John Paul stayed during his 2002 visit to Toronto for World Youth Day.
Mrs. CAMPBELL's first marriage was in 1940 to John BAND, a dashing navy officer who hunted U-boats during the Second World War and became an insurance executive and collector of Canadian art. They cut glamorous figures in society and had three children before going through an acrimonious divorce in 1955.
In 1960, she married Jim BINNIE, father of Ian BINNIE, a justice on Canada's Supreme Court. That, too, ended in divorce. Finally, in 1967, she married Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth CAMPBELL, a career army man who once authored a scathing report from the Korean front that described the venerable Lee-Enfield.303 rifle as "almost useless." He operated a farm near Guelph that raised cattle and thoroughbreds, and died in 1990.
Mrs. CAMPBELL often said she liked people. Her daughter, Sarah BAND, is more specific: "She loved men."
She loved animals, too, and their welfare was a top priority. Mrs. CAMPBELL was a leading supporter of the Ontario Humane Society and was awarded naming rights to an animal adoption centre in Newmarket, Ontario - Mohill Village. She also endowed the Col. K.L. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare, which promotes the welfare of animals through research and education, and the Col. K.L. Campbell Graduate Travel Grant in Equine Studies, both at the University of Guelph.
She was formal and had an old-world elegance, but lean, angular features that bespoke a stern countenance. According to her friend Brenda Nightingale, however, "she was the most generous person you ever met." Her daughter noted Mrs. CAMPBELL's fastidious concern with her appearance: "Every thread on her had to be perfect."
Highly political and a staunch Conservative, she thought nothing of phoning Michael Wilson, finance minister under Brian Mulroney, late at night to give him a piece of her mind, Ms. Nightingale recalled with a laugh.
In business, she was "very aggressive and very entrepreneurial," noted Dover Industries' current president and Chief Executive Officer Howard ROWLEY. " She was very willing to reinvest money back into the company. That's why we've been able to grow at the rate we have."
Her board approved a plan in 1968 to erect a $2-million flour mill in Halifax - the first modern flour mill in Nova Scotia - but rebuffed her move to enter the flour market in Montreal. "A new flour mill in Montreal 10 years ago would been a howling success," she insisted at the time.
She oversaw the company's five subsidiaries: Robinson Cone, Cherry Taylor Flour Mills, Howell Litho and Cartons, Taylor Grain Ltd. and Dover Mills Ltd. of Halifax. A firm believer in acquisitions, the company under her hand bought a paper-box concern in 1956 the Howell Lithographic Company in 1960; Bondware, a paper cup and container firm in 1981; and another flour mill in 2003. The packaging business was sold in 2005.
Dover Industries was touted as Canada's first diversified company but was not as diverse as it appeared. The ice-cream cones came from Cherry Taylor flour and were packed in Howell cartons. Dover Mills ground the flour from Taylor Grain and shipped them in packages that were lithographed in-house.
Still, it was a multi-faceted operation and "she could walk out into the different plants, and she knew most of the people by name," Mr. ROWLEY said. "Truck drivers would phone her from their trucks and talk to her about whatever was on their minds. It could be work-related or just to say hello. And she'd take the call."
Mrs. CAMPBELL treated the company as her inheritance. "I thought I'd have a go at running it," she said in 1968. "My father told me that I would be all right as long as I had a good lawyer, a good accountant and a good banker. We've got them and we've never looked back."
But in case anyone doubted who was in charge, she had this to say in 1980: "When we go out to buy out a company, I'm the one that does the deal." She died the day of her company's annual meeting.
Mona Louise CAMPBELL was born February 3, 1919, in Toronto. She died May 29, 2008, of natural causes in Aiken, South Carolina, where she had lived for several years and where her favourite activity was a Tuesday-night needlepoint group called Stitch and Bitch. She was 89. She leaves her children John BAND, Sarah BAND and Vicki McRAE, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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BANDIERA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-17 published
BANDIERA, Yvonne Rita (née MITCHELL)
At the Southampton Care Centre on Sunday, June 15th, 2008 at the age of 75 years, Yvonne BANDIERA of Port Elgin. Wife of the late Gino BANDIERA. Mother of Doctor Glen BANDIERA and his wife Dr. Jolie RINGASH of Toronto. Sister of George MITCHELL and his wife Jenny, and Norm MITCHELL and his wife Kathy, of Wasaga Beach. Predeceased by her parents William and Ruby MITCHELL, five sisters and three brothers. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 6: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18th. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter MEYER officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BANDIERA o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-30 published
SMITH, Kenneth Harold
On Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie. Beloved husband of Dianne for 40 years. Loving father of Paul (Hilary HOMER,) Sheri LEWIS (Scott,) and Tanya SMITH (Denual HOUSTON.) Proud grandfather of Alysia, Cameron, Mya and Jayla. Ken will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Paul SMYTH (Maria) and sisters-in-law Carol-Anne BANDIERA and Lynda HORNER. Loving Uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Ken served with the Ontario Provincial Police for 14 years in the late sixties and seventies and was an investigator with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for 13 years. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., Newmarket, (905) 898-2100, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint_John Chrysostom Catholic Church (432 Ontario Street, Newmarket) on Friday May 2, 2008 at 11 o'clock. Interment, Saint_John Catholic Cemetery, Newmarket. For those who wish, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.
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BANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-25 published
GRANT, Bert F.
Peacefully, at his residence in Toronto, on Thursday, April 24, 2008, in his 86th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Betty in 1999. Bert will be missed by his friend and companion Hazel KERR. Loved father of Suzanne (Jim ROBB,) Dianne (Josef KOCH) and Bert A. (Nancy). Proud grandfather of Bert C. (Lisa), Lori (Paul BANFIELD,) and Sara GRANT; Christopher and Lesley ROBB Fiona and Melissa KOCH. Cherished great-grandfather to Kaylie and Molly GRANT; Emily and Grant BANFIELD. Loving brother of Margaret (Jack BEAGLEY) and the late William (Peggy.) Also sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family, Friends and business associates. The family wishes to acknowledge, with sincere appreciation, caregivers Luth, Mely and Nadime, and Doctor Alan FEGELMAN. Shortly after his enlisted service with the Royal Canadian Air Force Bert joined his father in the family business, eventually becoming Chairman of the Board. The company blossomed under his direction into Crestview Investment Corporation, including Lawrence Construction Co. Limited and Bert F. Grant Management, which now owns and manages several residential, commercial and retail properties and developments throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Peterborough, Muskoka and Barrie. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Funeral service at 11 o'clock on Monday, April 28 in St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue. Private family interment. If desired, donations may be made to The Lung Association, 573 King Street East, Suite #201, Toronto M5A 4L3, or a charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through: www.humphreymiles.com

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BANKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
NELLIGAN, Brian Stephen
Peacefully at London Health Sciences - Victoria Hospital on Sunday, April 13, 2008. Brian Stephen NELLIGAN in his 62nd year. Beloved son of Mary and Barry NELLIGAN. Dear brother of Terry NELLIGAN and his wife Judy, Barry NELLIGAN and his wife Mary, Mary Lynn BANKES and her husband Ron, Lorraine NELLIGAN, Pat NELLIGAN and his wife Leigh, Chris NELLIGAN and his wife Anne, and Tina METHOT and her husband Don. Uncle Brian will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and by his cat "Barney". Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday from 2 o'clock until the time of the Memorial Service at 3 o'clock. Following the service family and Friends will gather at Joe Kool's. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BANKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-05 published
BANKES, John
In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather John, who passed away June 5, 2000. They say time heals everything But we know that isn't so Because it hurts as much today As it did eight years ago. Lovingly remembered by Marilynn, Rick, Sherry and their families.

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BANKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
HENDRY, Lillian Irene
At London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital on Thursday, May 15, 2008, Lillian Irene HENDRY in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late James Lovet HENDRY (1991) and dear sister of Bernice SHIPMAN of Exeter and her late husband Garnet SHIPMAN. Predeceased by her sisters Amy FINKBEINER and Helen FAWCETT and one brother Russell FINKBEINER. Also loved by nieces and nephews Glenn SHIPMAN, Gail STUBBE, Gary SHIPMAN, Laurie SHIPMAN, Dianne BANKS, Elaine SMITH, Ralph FINKBEINER, Melvin FINKBEINER, Jim FINKBEINER, Elva McINTYRE and Betty ECCLES. A private family service will be held at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. with the Rev. Frank MANTZ officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donation to charity of choice. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Lillian HENDRY.

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BANKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
BEEDLE, Dennis " Denny" Robert
After a short battle with cancer, Dennis (Denny) Robert BEEDLE passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 at London Health Sciences Centre (Commissioners Rd campus) in his 67th year. Dennis is survived by his mother Pearl BEEDLE and his brothers Gerald "Jerry" BEEDLE and his wife Mary; and Wayne BEEDLE and his wife Pat all of London. Dennis is predeceased by his father George E. BEEDLE and his brother William "Billy" BEEDLE. Uncle " Denny" will be sadly missed by his niece Susan and her husband Mark CASEY and Susan's son Brendan BANKS) of London; Niece Sandra BEEDLE of London; Nephew Stephen BEEDLE and his wife Pam of London and their children Tabitha and Natalie Nephew David BEEDLE and his partner Julie of London and David's children Hailee and Hayden. As per Denny's request, there will be no formal funeral. Cremation has taken place. Pearl BEEDLE and her family would like to invite all those who knew and loved Dennis to a celebration of his life to be held Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Needham Reception Centre, 513 Queens Avenue London, Ontario. Needham Funeral Service entrusted with all arrangement.

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BANKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
BEAVERS, Leland " Lee"
The family of the late Leland (Lee) BEAVERS would like to express a heartfelt thank you to family, Friends, neighbours and caregivers for their kind support. Visits, prayers, cards, flowers and memorial donations mean so much at a time like this. To Rev. Janet FRADETTE for her visits with Lee and meaningful service we are truly grateful. For seventy years of Friendship and a eulogy of memories we thank Ed TUFFS. Special mention goes to Cathy BANKS and Ross MacDONALD for their wonderful music. For their fraternal Friendship we would like to thank those who attended the Masonic Memorial Service auspices of Kilwinning Lodge #64. Thank you to the staff of Westview Chapel for their professionalism. Thank you to our support staff at home Myra, Merrick and John, who were so dedicated to Lee. We would like to express our appreciation to all the staff of Longworth Long Term Care. They were so caring and professional. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Jean M. BEAVERS and Family

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BANKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-23 published
BANKS, Ernie
In loving memory of my husband, Ernie, who passed away July 23, 2005. A page in my book of memories is gently turned today. Dear Ernie: I loved you not for what anyone thought you should be, but for who you were; what you strived to be and what you will always be. I loved you because you were you. Lovingly remembered, your wife Shirley and families.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-25 published
SHENDELMAN, Harry
On Saturday, February 23, 2008 at his residence, in his 91st year. Harry SHENDELMAN, beloved husband and best friend of Jennie for 66 years. Loving and doting father and father-in-law of Barbara (BANKS) BAKER and Ronald BAKER, and Judi and Martin RUMACK. Dear brother of Freda STERN, Beatrice RYBOWSKI, Goldye WISEBLATT, and the late Ben, Al, Sam, Morris, and Pearl SHENDELMAN. Devoted and caring grandfather of Corry and Jason, Marni and Bryan, Haley and Kosty, and Darren. Devoted great-grandfather of Alexa, Cole, Dylan, Tyler, Carly, Blake, Madeline, and Sammy. At Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Avenue (east of Bathurst) for service on Monday, February 25th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment B'Nai Avraham section of Roselawn Cemetery. Shiva 161 Banbury Rd., Tuesday and Wednesday only from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Harry Shendelman Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 or www.benjamins.ca

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-25 published
McPHEE, John Andrew
(30 July 1929-15 March 2008)
Suddenly, after long illness, on Saturday, March 15, 2008, near his winter home in Port Saint_John, Florida, in his 79th year. John was born in 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta and received his early education there before coming to Toronto to attend Trinity College, where he met his future wife. After a brief stint as an Royal Canadian Air Force officer he began a long and respected career as a teacher of English with the Mississauga and Peel systems. Between his teaching and his deep love of sailing, John touched many lives. With his lengthy commitments to the McPhee Clan Society, the Retired Teachers of Ontario, Trinity College, the Liberal Party and the Port Credit Yacht Club, he led a full and happy life. He was a kind, and truly good and gentle man. We will miss his dry sense of humour, his wisdom and his steadfastness in the face of every challenge. To paraphrase his favourite author, Jane Austen: 'Where shall we see a better husband, or a kinder father, or a truer friend?' He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy (BANKS;) children Peter, Patrick (Fei) and Andrea, and his grand_son Austin; as well as brother Frank and sisters Veronica, Dorothy, Rita and Louise; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Joe and Colin, and sister Betty. The funeral will take place at Saint Peter's Church, Erindale (Mississauga Road and Dundas Street) on Friday, March 28th at 2: 30 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 1: 00 pm.

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BANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-06 published
Teen beaten to death, autopsy shows
By Unnati GANDHI, Page A12
Toronto's latest homicide victim - a 16-year-old - was beaten to death, according to autopsy results released yesterday.
The bleeding body of Mahamed Abdi WARSAME was found in the stairwell of a Markham Road and Eglinton Avenue East apartment building Sunday afternoon, police said. Mr. WARSAME did not live in the Cougar Court building.
Homicide investigator Detective Wayne BANKS said it's too early in the investigation to know how many people police are looking for, but they are asking any witnesses: to call them directly.

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BANNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-12 published
BANNER, Dorothy Eugenie
At Port Perry Hospital on April 2, 2008 following a brief illness. Widow of Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Leslie Thomas BANNER. Survived by her daughter and son, Leslie and Stephen, grandchildren Andrew and Jane and great-granddaughter Alexandra. A private family memorial service will be held at a later time. Mrs. BANNER was an avid support of animal welfare. Any remembrances could be directed to your local Humane Society or Animal Shelter or to Sleeping Children Around the World.

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BANNERMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-18 published
BUTLER, Lenore (née DALE)
Of the Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, formerly of R.R.#1, Saint Thomas, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Monday, March 17, 2008, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold N. BUTLER (1969.) Dearly loved mother of Mary MILLERSHIP (John) of London, and Nelson BUTLER (Nancy) of R.R.#1, Saint Thomas. Grandmother of Ben BUTLER (Kellie), Lois BUTLER, Joe BUTLER, and Sarah HOLMES (Brian). Great-grandmother of Keith, Stephanie and Gavin. Also survived by sister-in-law, Roberta BUTLER of Saint Thomas, as well as several nieces and nephews. Born in Westminster Twp., Ontario, November 2, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Marie (née BANNERMAN) DALE. Mrs. BUTLER was a long-time member of First United Church, Saint Thomas and the United Church Women She was a life member of the Middlemarch Women's Institute. The funeral and committal service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. Friends and relatives will be received by the family one hour prior. Private interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Mississippi Society or charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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BANNERMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
Three deaths probably gang related
By The Canadian Press, Mon., July 21, 2008
Toronto -- The shooting deaths of three men found sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the city's west end was probably gang related, police said yesterday.
And it's likely the victims were gunned down somewhere else in the city and were driven to the area.
Police are looking for the driver of the bullet-ridden gold Nissan Pathfinder which was found in a residential area that rarely experiences this kind of violence.
The victims identified as Adrian BANNERMAN, 29, Aaron MacDONALD, 20, and Kurt CHARLES, 27, all of Toronto, were pronounced dead at the scene early yesterday.
Police also said that the men had been in a nightclub earlier in the evening.
The shootings take the city's murder toll this year to 35, six of which happened in the past week.
Forty-one people were murdered at the same time last year.
"At this point we aren't certain that the shooting took place where the vehicle was located so we're making efforts to locate a shooting scene elsewhere," said Toronto police Homicide Squad Det. Dean BURKS as he spoke outside the cordoned-off street in the quiet, residential neighbourhood.

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BANNERMAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-03-26 published
MAYNE, James Leighton
Passed away on Monday March 17, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 93rd year. Jim of Stayner, predeceased by his parents Leonard and Sarah MAYNE. Survived by his sister Margaret BANNERMAN of Barrie. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) on Thursday March 20, 2008 from 12 noon until the time of funeral service in the Chapel at 1 o'clock. Spring interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Salvation Army. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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BANNERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-15 published
OSSIPOFF, Zoya
Great-grandmother, babushka, mother, artist, gardener, free spirit. Born April 9, 1909, in Terijoki, Karelia, Finland (now Zelenogorsk, Russia). Died March 12 in Sutton, Ontario, of old age, aged 98.
By Nadine Ryan BANNERMAN, Page L6
Zoya and her family evacuated to northern Finland during the Second World War. Her father, who worked in Russia, returned to collect important work and was not seen again. Zoya and her sister, Nina, mourned his loss deeply. Eventually the family, including their mother, Maria, settled in Helsinki.
In 1959, Zoya ended her marriage and immigrated to Canada. She worked for a Toronto fur store for a number of years, bought a house in the Beaches and paid the mortgage with rent from lodgers. Zoya was both creative and pragmatic. At the end of her shift at work she would collect scraps of fur to take home, and after she retired she made herself a gorgeous fur coat. Always generous with her time, possessions and talents, she also made coats for family members.
Her house was a showcase for her artistic talents. She created wild gardens outside, and populated the interior with original paintings, sculptures and mosaics that she and her two daughters, Zina and Olga, created. The decor changed frequently depending on her interests. A lavender satin bedspread she'd made herself turned up later as an elegant dress worn to a wedding.
One of Zoya's lodgers was Konstantin YEGOROV, who needed a place to stay after his marriage broke up. Kon and Zoya found they shared many interests, and they remained loving companions until he died at 87.
The peaceful life they enjoyed in their 60s - visiting with Friends, attending the ballet and the opera, watching hockey - was interrupted by the arrival of Kon's adolescent grandchildren, Nadine and Danial, to live with them. Zoya generously cared for them, making endless grilled cheese sandwiches and trying to get them to love wild mushrooms and dandelions in their salads.
Once, when Zoya's grand_son Henry remarked in dismay, "Babushka, there's a slug in my salad," she was unsympathetic. "You, big strong boy, afraid of so little a thing from nature?" she said, with a pronounced and endearing Russian accent that we remember so well.
After Kon retired, they moved to Jackson's Point on Lake Simcoe. Babushka loved to walk every day. She travelled to visit her daughters, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Youthful-looking and beautiful, she was healthy and strong. But when she broke her leg recently and could no longer walk every day, her spirit declined.
Known as "Cucoo" to Danial's children, she is much missed by her family, Kon's family and all who knew her. Now, however, as Danial said, she can again walk in her garden every day.
Nadine Ryan BANNERMAN is Zoya's step-granddaughter.

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BANNERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-21 published
Sport utility vehicle's driver sought in triple homicide
By Timothy APPLEBY with files from Colin FREEZE and the Canadian Press, Page A1
Toronto -- Homicide detectives Sunday night were hunting the driver of a bullet-riddled sport utility vehicle, found abandoned in a tranquil Etobicoke neighbourhood with the bodies of three young men inside.
All three had been shot to death and then apparently driven in a stolen Nissan Pathfinder to Lunness Road near the intersection of Browns Line and Lake Shore Boulevard, close to the dividing line between west Toronto and Mississauga.
The trio were identified early last night as Adrian Inglis BANNERMAN, 29, Aaron Brendan MacDONALD, 20, and Kurt Atiba CHARLES, 27.
All three victims are from Toronto, pushing the city's homicide tally so far this year to 35.
Detective-Sergeant Dean BURKS of the homicide squad said the slain men had been at a nightclub a few hours earlier and that the incident may be gang-related.
The bodies and the gold-coloured sport utility vehicle were discovered at around 3 a.m. and identifying the men was initially complicated by the fact that they had apparently been stripped of their identification.
But clues swiftly began arriving as Friends and relatives converged on the scene in the early-morning hours, including a distraught man who said one of the victims was his younger brother.
“I know who did this, they killed my little brother” the man screamed as he ducked under the yellow crime-scene tape and ran toward the Nissan before being detained by police and taken to the 22 Division station for questioning.
Det.-Sgt. BURKS said none of the victims was in the driver's seat of the car and that the bodies had likely been transported to the neighbourhood from elsewhere. Highway 427 and the Queen Elizabeth Way are both a short drive from where the car was found.
As well, bullet holes in the Nissan's chassis indicated that the shooting was done from outside the car.
“We have information that there was another person in the vehicle and we're making efforts to locate that individual, ” Det.-Sgt. BURKS said.
Police said no one in the neighbourhood heard any gunshots or saw the car arrive on Lunness Road. The first cruisers on the scene arrived in response to a telephone tip.
Torrential, on-off rain throughout the morning further hampered the investigation.
The 10-year-old Nissan appears to have been stolen or borrowed. A check on its licence plate showed it to be registered to an Ontario resident with the Ukrainian surname CHORNOMAZ.
Contacted Sunday by The Globe and Mail, an Etobicoke woman with that name said she did not wish to discuss the matter.
Leafy and normally peaceful, Lunness Boulevard backs on to Alderwood Memorial Park and is part of a residential community where crime is rare.
“It's a great neighbourhood, everybody is friendly, something like this has never happened here before, ” a male resident said.
Word of what had happened, however, seems to have spread quickly.
As the investigation got under way, the Nissan protected from the rain by a tarpaulin, a young woman drove up and told a Globe photographer and police that she knew one of the victims and that she is pregnant with his child.
A second young woman who arrived with a group of male Friends said she was from Brampton and that she too knew at least one of the deceased.
Then came the man who said one of the victims was his brother.
The triple homicide brought the number of killings in Toronto over the previous week to six.
On Monday, William Ross MAGILL, 64, was stabbed to death at his mid-town apartment.
On Thursday, 17-year-old Shazad KHAWAJA was shot to death in the east end.
And in another homicide this past weekend, Michael WATSON, 28, was shot at a strip mall on Scarborough's Rylander Boulevard early Saturday morning.
In addition, four other people were wounded during the past week in non-fatal shootings.
Despite the short-term surge in killings, the year's homicide total of 35 is still six lower than it was at the same time last year.

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BANNERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-22 published
Three killed in drive-by shooting by Etobicoke gang, sources say
By Matthew TREVISAN with a report from Timothy APPLEBY, Page A10
Three men found shot to death in a bullet-ridden sport utility vehicle were ambushed by members of an Etobicoke gang in a drive-by shooting on a westbound Toronto highway before their stolen vehicle was found in a nearby neighbourhood Sunday morning, police sources said yesterday.
"The basic theory is that it was the 10th Street Gang who did this, and they're bad guys," said a police officer familiar with the investigation. "They put a gun up against one of our people last year."
Another police source strongly played down the suggestion that the slaughter entailed any kind of in-house cleaning. The victims were known to police, sources said, but were not members of the 10th Street Gang, a loosely affiliated group of street cocaine dealers.
The bodies of Adrian BANNERMAN, 29, Aaron MacDONALD, 20, and Kurt CHARLES, 27, were found in an abandoned Nissan Pathfinder just after 3: 40 a.m. Sunday on Lunness Road, near the intersection of Browns Line and Lake Shore Boulevard.
Police said the driver of the sport utility vehicle, unharmed in the attack, abandoned the vehicle moments before another person, whose identity police are still trying to determine, called 911. The driver, who was also known to police, contacted them yesterday evening and is not considered a suspect in the shooting.
"He was in fear of being next," the first police source said, referring to why the man abandoned the car.
At a news conference at police headquarters yesterday, Detective Sergeant Dean BURKS told reporters that the men had been at Fluid Lounge in the entertainment district before driving west out of the city. Also at the club were the people suspected of later firing at the men, police said, but they have not received any information to suggest there was an altercation.
J. Randall BARRS, counsel for the night club's owner, Moses SABATINO, said the club has working video cameras that cover its entrances and exits. The club had to install the cameras after its liquor licence was revoked for 30 days in 2006, after Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario violations that included marijuana smoking on the premises.
Det. Sgt. BURKS said a black or dark-coloured sport utility vehicle approached the men on the right and started shooting "multiple" times.
The driver of the victims directed police to the Browns Line off-ramp of the Gardiner Expressway at Evans Avenue as a possible location of the shooting, but police found no shell casings there.
"I would not be surprised if we found shell casings at another location," Det. Sgt. BURKS said. Police are in the process of checking Ministry of Transportation cameras on Highway 427 and the Queen Elizabeth Way for any sign of the shooting.
Police are also still trying to determine what led to the incident. "You have to appreciate, we're less than 48 hours into the investigation, so we haven't been able to establish a concrete motive at this point," Det. Sgt. BURKS said.
In 2005, members of the 10th Street Gang intimidated passersby and rival gangs from an outpost in the Lake Shore Boulevard and Islington Avenue area of the west end. But a Toronto police investigation that May disrupted the drug operation, nabbing 13 dealers, more than 400 grams of cocaine and $38,500 in cash.
"I haven't heard [the name] since, and I don't want to hear it again, to tell you the truth," said Mark GRIMES, City of Toronto representative for Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore. "It's not like they're a big force down here."

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