BARRANGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
GENDRON, Dorothea Florence (née BARRANGER)
Past member of the Caledon Lions Club At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Thursday, March 13, 2008, in her 70th year; beloved wife of Norman SWAEBE and the late Paul GENDRON loved mother of Darlene CAMERON (Rick O'BRIEN;) dear grandmother of Johnny, Michael and Karleigh; also sadly missed by her brother Albert and her sisters Barb, Ruth, Marion and Judy, her nieces, nephews other relatives and many Friends; predeceased by her brother Gord. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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BARRASS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
HAMILL, Philip (1929-2008)
Born in Dundalk, Ireland, Phil studied at University College Galway, where he met his beloved Nancy, with whom he would share the next 53 years. He immigrated to Canada in 1957, settling in Ottawa where he had a long and enjoyable career at the National Research Council. Phil was an accomplished scholar and scientist, yet he valued his family and Friends most of all. He will be remembered for his remarkable spirit, his unfaltering optimism and his extraordinary joy for living. Phil was the best of company - articulate, witty, wise, generous and so very kind. His pleasures included literature, tennis, art, onions, writing, whisky, a broad spectrum of music, scotch broth, theatre, wordplay, cooking and solving crossword puzzles with Nancy and son Philip. He lived every day as we all wish we could - fully, happily and thankfully. Phil will be hugely missed by his wife Nancy, sons Philip and Declan and daughter Mona, daughter-in-law Kathy HAMILL, son-in-law Doug CRUIKSHANK and granddaughters Ally Clare, Fiona and Genny. The family sincerely thanks Clareen PRABHU, Jane Dickey Morrell, Diane LUNDELL, Marjorie RIOPELLE, Adriana DE WAAL, Doris GARDNER, Marie ARMSTRONG, Dorothy and Charles MURPHY, Marjorie and Dick GRAHAM, Cy and Audrey BARRASS, Jo BRODIE and everyone else who has generously provided support and comfort. A family service was held on Tuesday, June 24, at the Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a memorial donation, please consider the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Sláinte, Phil. It has been a privilege to raise a glass with you. Grá go deo.

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BARRATT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-09 published
KIRKHAM, Marjorie Irene (née BARRATT)
Peacefully on Wednesday January 2, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 84th year. Marjorie of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of Douglas for over 64 years. Loving mother of Sharon and her husband Monty BLOOMFIELD, the late Donald and his wife Lynn and Robert and his wife Anne. Cherished grandmother of Barbara and Michelle KIRKHAM and proud great-grandmother of Alyssa CONTE. Survived by brother Robert BARRATT and sisters Betty FERADAY and Jeanne SHOREY. The family wishes to thank the staff at the General and Marine Hospital and Doctor Michael LEWIN for their care of Marjorie and her family. Private family arrangements. Remembrances to the General and Marine Hospital Foundation or the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home -Wasaga Beach Chapel (705-429-8766).
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BARRE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
ARMOUR, Michael Ian
Suddenly on Sunday January 13, 2008 at the Saint Michael's Hospital. Michael, dearly beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Heather and her husband Martin DULON- BARRE, Mark READ and his daughter Tegan. Dear brother of Ann, David and his wife Ruth. Michael will be dearly missed by his 2 nephews, and many relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Peel Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street (Hwy 10 N. of Qew) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday January 19, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. For those who wish donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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BARRESE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-09 published
NICHOLLS, The Honourable Gordon George, Q.C., L.L.B.
Passed away peacefully at his residence, Sunrise of Erin Mills in Mississauga, on Saturday, June 7th, 2008 in his 81st year. Loving husband of Dorothy Louise (née NICOL) for 54 years. Dear father of Wendy Louise NICHOLLS and her husband Robert James BARRESE, and Gordon Roderick NICHOLLS. Gordon practiced law in St. Catharines for 18 years with the law firm Seymour, Lampard, Goldring, Young and Nicholls until being appointed as a Federal Judge, Ontario County Court in 1971. In 1990 Gordon was transferred to the Ontario Court of Justice and in 1999 to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, General Division. Gordon sat 32 years in Welland until his retirement in 2003. As per Gordon's wishes, a small private ceremony has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society in Gordon's memory. Family, Friends and caregivers will all miss Gordon for his kindness, wit and wisdom. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hammond Funeral Home and Chapel, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold L2V 1Y4. On-line condolences or remembrances may be sent to the family. nicholls@hammondfuneral home.com

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BARRETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-23 published
FRASER, James Kenneth " Ken"
Friday, December 14 a funeral service was held to celebrate the 96 year life of James Kenneth FRASER. Ken passed away suddenly at Grey Gables, Markdale on December 11 with his wife of 71 years, Elva, by his side.
Ken was born on Lot 36, Concession 9 of Proton Township, September 4, 1911. He was the fourth son of James A. FRASER and Elizabeth WALTON, brother of Albert, Jack, Mel and Lena McQUARRIE, who have predeceased him. Ken attended S.S.#10 school and went on to graduate from King Edward High School in Dundalk. He married Elva HENDRY, daughter of William HENDRY and Emma PALLISTER on September 12, 1936 and took over the farm where he was born. Ken and Elva raised four children, Maxine, Margaret, Don and Harvey. In 1973 they retired from farming and moved to Dundalk. In 2003 Ken and Elva moved to Grey Gables, where Ken enjoyed the community of residents and care people there.
Ken was truly a man of the soil, he began farming, ploughing the fields with a one and two furrow plough and horses. He purchased his first tractor in 1945, with his father-in-law. During his time of farming he saw many changes. There was nothing fairer to Ken than a clean field of grain waving in the wind or a new born calf frolicking in the pasture, (especially if it was a shorthorn). His passion was farming, and he loved the land and took pride in what he could do with it. When he left the farm Ken worked for Gohcon, a farm tilling company, for a few years and found this enjoyable as he still worked with the land and had a chance to see many farms of the area. His vegetable garden and his roses were his pride and joy during his retirement time in Dundalk and kept him busy, when he wasn't lawn bowling, in the summertime.
Ken enjoyed a game of cards and was a regular visitor to the little card room in Dundalk. He was noted for introducing the euchre game pepper to Grey Gables. Ken took great interest in what was going on in the world and faithfully read the newspapers and watched the news. Quite often reminding his family of what was up in politics and clueing them in on things they should be aware of. He was always standing up for the agriculture community, even in the last three weeks of his life, when he took up the torch, that they should have butter on the tables at Grey Gables. So with a petition he went the rounds of the residents and staff and made a presentation to administration. It was received and butter was put on the tables. Ken being who he was went one step further and wrote a letter to Gay Lea congratulating them on their 50th anniversary, and of course informed them of what he had done at Grey Gables. He also made note that he had been on the United Dairy and Poultry Board which was the beginning of Gay Lea. A week after his passing a package came from Gay Lea with four pounds of butter and a 50th anniversary limited edition of a Gay Lea truck. This was Ken FRASER to the end.
Ken devoted not only his time to farm and family, but to his community and his church. He served 11 years as a director of the Dundalk Agricultural Society and a term as president, and was 4-H Calf Club leader during that time. One of his proudest moments of his later years was opening the 150th Anniversary of Dundalk Fair in 2005. He was a director on the Dundalk Co-Op, and a director on the Grey County Hog Producers. Ken was a trustee on Proton Township School Board, and seven years on Proton Township Council. He attended Knox Presbyterian Church at Ventry where he served on the board of managers, and also served as an elder of Erskine Presbyterian Church, Dundalk. After moving to Grey Gables, Ken was active on the residence council.
Rev. Mark DAVIDSON, minister of Erskine Church and Rev. John HOGERWAARD, former minister of Erskine, officiated at the service in Erskine Presbyterian Church, Dundalk. Service commenced with Psalm 100, a Psalm of thanksgiving. Hymns sang were "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me", "And Can It Be That I Should Gain" and "Beyond the Sunset". Scripture read by granddaughter Christine BUTLER was Psalm 23, 1st Corinthians 15: 55-57 and Romans 8:35-39. Rev. John HOGERWAARD gave a meditation "A Living Hope" that Hope being through Jesus Christ, and Him alone. Memories were given by grandchildren Shawn WALTER, Brent FRASER and son Harvey FRASER. Rob SCOTT, grand_son, sang "In the Bulb There is a Flower." Pallbearers were grand_sons, Brent FRASER, Shawn WALTER, Richard FRASER, Rob SCOTT, grand_son-in-law Henry REINDERS and great-grand_son Mark REINDERS. Flowerbearers were granddaughters, Christine BUTLER, Shelley KRAUTH, Shirley REINDERS and Julie BARRETT.
Ken leaves behind his wife Elva, daughters Maxine (Bob) SCOTT and Margaret (Ray) WALTER and sons Don (Cay) FRASER and Harvey (Terry) FRASER, nine grandchildren, predeceased by one, and nine great-grandchildren.
The many people who paid their respects at the time of Ken's passing would have been received with great appreciation by Ken. He was among a generation that there are few remaining. And many of them who have been great examples of lives well spent no matter what the challenge was before them. Harvey FRASER, youngest of the family, summed it all up when he said "Dad, you were one of a kind, and you leave big footsteps to follow".
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BARRETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-18 published
SEDORE, Dale
Suddenly at his home on Wednesday June 11 2008. Dale SEDORE in his 72nd year, beloved husband of the late Shirley (GRASBY) SEDORE. Dear father of Christine (Brett) BARRETT of R.R.#4 Flesherton, Dale (Phuong) SEDORE of Acton. Loving grandfather of Danielle, Houston and Mason. Survived by 2 sisters, Esther HENDRY and Ileen (Kelvin) DALE. Predeceased by 3 brothers, Carl, Lloyd, Geoffrey and a sister Lucille RYALL. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Services were held in the chapel on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation was on Friday from 7-9 p.m.
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BARRETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-26 published
ALJOE, William James
Suddenly as the result of an accident on Sunday, March 23, 2008. “Bill” ALJOE of Hanover, formerly of Durham in his 81st year. Husband of the late Isabelle (née STODDART.) Loved father of Gregory (Virginia WATTS) of Waterloo and Milford Bay, Suzanne (Gerald) of Owen Sound and Michele DOUCET of Waterloo. Sadly missed by grandchildren Michael and Krista KARN, Steven and Lori KARN, Stacey and Jeff GOLDIE, 5 great-grandchildren and sisters Evelyn PATTERSON, Helen SMITH and Ada (Harry) STYLES all of Durham, Beatrice (Hartmut) RIDDERBUSCH and Sharon BURGESS all of Hanover, Lorna (William) ZADUK of Guelph, and Doreen FRYER and Norma BARRETT both of Collingwood. Predeceased by three children Carol, James and Mary and brothers Vernon, Arthur and Murray. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Durham at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Durham Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-18 published
MacARTHUR, Osborne Clifford
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Born on February 14, 1916 on a farm in Sydenham Township to John and Margaret (née RAMSAY) MacARTHUR. Much loved husband for 67 years of Jean MacARTHUR (née STANSAL.) Dedicated father to Rod MacARTHUR and his wife Jill and father-in-law of Debbie MacARTHUR. Brother of Eve BARRETT (née MacARTHUR.) Proud grandfather of Trevor, Kristiana, Tory and Erin MacARTHUR and great-grandfather of Vrindavani and Chanelle. Special uncle to Joan ABBOTT, numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Bradley Phillip MacARTHUR. Os was a founding and lifetime member of the Sydenham Sportsmen Association. He was dedicated and passionate about preserving the environment and improving the local fish habitat, receiving many awards for his contribution of over 50 years to improving the fish habitat in this area. He was chosen Canada's top Conservationist in 1984 by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and was inducted into the Mitchell Canadian Fishing Hall of Fame. He also received the National Recreational Fisheries Award in June of 2006 from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Saturday from 11 o'clock until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment, Annan Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sydenham Sportsmen Association, Lee Manor or Central Westside United Church would be appreciated.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
WATSON, Kathleen Hazel (formerly HAYES, née ROWLANDS)
Peacefully at her residence in London on Monday, February 18th, 2008, Kathleen Hazel (ROWLANDS) (HAYES) WATSON in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of David WATSON and predeceased by her first husband Nelson HAYES (1984.) Dear mother of Joy WATSON and Keith McGIBBON (Mary) and dear grandmother of Jeff BARRETT (Monique,) Tracy FREZELL (Scott), Jennifer RICE, Sara MEZENBERG (Anson) and Jennifer-Lynn McGIBBON. Loved by her great-grandchildren Samantha BARRETT, Adam Barrett, Luke Frezell, Amanda RICE and Caleb MEZENBERG. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley and Carolyn ROWLANDS. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Kathleen ROWLANDS, sister Amy HOLMES, brothers Harry Bill and Jack ROWLANDS and sister-in-law Rita ROWLANDS. Dear Auntie Kae to Chris and Rita ROWLANDS (Jackie,) Lorie JOHNSON (Katie and Andrew), Carin and Eric RASIMUS (Breanne, Marc, Shawna and Amy,) Cathy, Shirley and Bill ROWLANDS. Also survived by David WATSON's family, Heather and Tom WESTBROOK (Tara, Megan and Peter,) Ann and Bob JENEROUX (David and Julie,) Graham and Linda (& children). Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London. Funeral service in the chapel Wednesday, February 20th at 11 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimers Society.
"Twilight and evening bell, And after the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell When I embark. For though from out our bourne of time and place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my pilot face to face When I have crossed the bar." Alfred Tennyson

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BARRETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
BARRETT, Barbara Jeffres (née GIBBONS)
Peacefully at University Hospital, London, with her daughters at her side, Barbara Jeffres BARRETT (née GIBBONS) of London and formerly of British Columbia in her 85th year, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10th, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth BARRETT and predeceased by her brother Ronald GIBBONS. Loving mother of Deborah KUHAR (David) of Dorchester and Catherine LITWIN (John) of London. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Christopher, Jordan, Kristyn and Slawek. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Barbara's life on Tuesday, March 18th from 5-9 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London, A private family interment will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory are asked to consider the Dorchester Community Church and the Family Medicine/Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital. Thank you to all the outstanding staff working on the FM / Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital. We are deeply grateful for the exemplary care given to our mom by all the nurses, PSA's, coordinator Wendy, social worker Erin, APN Lynne, Doctor L. SCHMIDT, Doctor E. WONG, Doctor B. EVANS, the residents Robin, Graham and Andre, and to Doctor NAUDIE and Doctor HOWARD for taking the time to get to know Mom. Thank you to the University Hospital emergency department staff especially Alison O'CONNOR and Amy CULLATON. Your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten. Online condolences accepted at www.memorialfuneral.ca.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Ruth Elizabeth (née BEER)
After several years of declining health, the family announces the passing of Ruth Elizabeth (BEER) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT at Parkwood Hospital on Sunday, April 6, 2008 in her 85th year. Loving wife of the late John F. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (1988.) Beloved mother of Jean JOHNSON and her husband Bill of Avon and Jim ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and his wife Mary of Glanworth. Dear grandmother of Kate BARNES and her husband Paul, Anne ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and John ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Proud great-grandmother of Emma and Charlotte. Daughter of the late George and Elizabeth BEER. Survived by sisters, Viola McFARLANE and Katherine BRANDEAU and brothers Ken BEER, John BEER and his wife Deloris, Charlie BEER and his wife Ruth Ann all of the Saint Thomas area. Also survived by sisters-in-law Audrey BEER, Pincher Creek, Alberta, Donna BEER, Windsor, Ontario and 39 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Lorne BEER (1943,) Florence HOUSE (1995,) Cecil BEER (1996,) Glenn BEER (1993) and Gladys BARRETT (1996). The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, London, where a funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, April 14, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jessica McCRAE officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's Westminster United Church - General Fund or to the Boys' and Girls' Club of London.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-30 published
EMENY, Evelyn (née BARRETT)
Peacefully, at Victoria Hospital, on April 28, 2008 with her family by her side, in her 73rd year. Predeceased by her husband George "Herb." Dear mom of Janice (Rick) POWERS, Peter EMENY, Patricia EMENY, Richard (Ann) EMENY and Jacqueline YULE. Loving grandma to Eric, Sharlene, Travis, Derek, Dakota, Dylan, Alexandra, Benjamin and Jillian. Loving great-grandma to Trenton, Joshua, Dezarae, Jayden and Brooklyn. Dear sister to John (Jack) and Joan BARRETT, Helen BLANCHER (Deceased), William (Bill) (Deceased) and Marylou BARRETT, Donna FILDEY, Douglas and Hazel BARRETT, Richard (Dick) and Carol BARRETT, Charles (Bud) BARRETT, Wayne BARRETT and Michael and Robyn BARRETT. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Thursday, May 1, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be in the chapel on Friday, May 2, 2008 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Interment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-12 published
OLIVER, Mary Jane
"Tears can Nourish the Grieving Heart until its strong again."
The family of the late Mary Jane OLIVER, wish to thank all the folks who came to pay their respects to our Mom at her funeral on June 30th, 2008. Thank you to Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens for their help with final arrangements, to the many Friends and family members who travelled from out of town to be with us. Thank you too for the many cards of condolence, flowers, the Mass Cards. Special Thanks go out to Rev. Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Frank CLARKE, and Heather PIGOT for their kind and loving words of remembrance. Pall Bearers David LUCY, Frank CLARKE, Jack BARRETT, Jeffery OLIVER, Harry BRENNAN and Barry HOCKINGS. Piper "Mark", who played Amazing Grace at the Commital Service. Very special thanks to the Royal Canadian Legion #501, Lambeth, for coming to pay their respects and to honour a Legion member. The staff of Oliver and Associates for taking time from their busy schedule, to be with us at this sad time in our lives. To all of you - God Bless Connie, Beverley, Dennis and Gary and our families.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
BARRETT, Nancy Elizabeth
In her 92nd year, suddenly slipped away on December 24, 2007 at Christie Gardens in Toronto with family by her side. She died as she had lived, with a quiet strength and grace. Predeceased by husband Franklin, Nancy leaves her children David, Susan HOLDER (Greig) and Elizabeth LINES (Rob) and granddaughters Lisa, Amanda, Alison and Julie. Blessed with a creative soul and a sweet heart, Nancy was a devoted wife, a wise mother, a gentle 'Nanny' and a lifelong student of art who passionately pursued her learning and growth through both The Etobicoke Art Group and the (then) Ontario College of Art into her late 70s. She was also committed to the Etobicoke Art Group as a vital community presence and assumed a number of volunteer roles over the years, including that of President. Friends of the family are invited to attend a memorial gathering in honour of Nancy's life on Monday, January 28th, 7 to 9 p.m. upstairs at Queen's Pasta, 2263 Bloor St. W. (second block west of Runnymede). Sincere thanks to CANES Home Support Services for helping Nancy live independently for as long as possible and for bringing Abla into her life, who remained a most wonderful friend, caregiver and advocate for Nancy's wellbeing to the end. Thanks also to the kind and dedicated staff at Christie Gardens for their thoughtful care since Nancy's arrival in 2005. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate remembrances to The Etobicoke Art Group, CANES or Christie Gardens.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-18 published
CAMPBELL, Rev. Leo Charles, C.S.B.
Died suddenly on Thursday, February 14, 2008 in Toronto. One of eight children born to Leo and Christina (MacLEOD) CAMPBELL, he was born July 20, 1939 in Dominion, Nova Scotia. He entered the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) in 1966 and was ordained a priest on July 15, 1974. As a priest, he served as teacher and administrator at Michael Power High School, Toronto Assumption College School, Windsor; Saint Mary's High School, Calgary Saint Mary's College, Sault Ste. Marie and Saint Michael's College School, Toronto. Most recently, he served as Associate Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Toronto. Father CAMPBELL is predeceased by his parents, his sister Catherine and his step-mother Jackie (PICKUP) CAMPBELL. He is survived by his brothers, Arthur, Terrance, John and George and his sisters, Sheila MURPHY and Josephine STOYLES, his step-brother, Frank PICKUP; step-sister, Micky BARRETT and an aunt, Mary COLLINS. Friends may call at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West (at Tweedsmuir), on Monday, February 18 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Vigil Service will be held at 7: 30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 19 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Interment in the Basilian Plot, Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Saint Michael's College School, 1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5P 3H4.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-01 published
BENNETT, William Patrick (a.k.a. "Willie P. BENNETT")
Passed away suddenly at his home, on Friday, February 15, 2008, as the result of a massive heart attack at the tender age of 56. Willie was the cherished son of Margaret, and loving companion of Linda DUEMO as well as the dear brother of Esther, David and his partner Brian, and Paul and his wife Shelley. Uncle Willie will be sadly missed by nephews Richard BARRETT and his wife Judy, Ryan, Adam, and Brandon BENNETT, and by great nephews William and Jason BARRETT. He was the son of the late Hector BENNETT. A private Celebration of Willie's Life and Career was held on Friday, February 29, 2008. A musical Celebration of Willie's Life and Career will be held at Market Hall, 336 George Street North (at Charlotte St.), Peterborough on Saturday, March 8th at 11: 30 a.m. Reception to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 317 Hunter Street West (between Rubidge and Reid Sts.) at 2 p.m. If desired, condolences to the family, and donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Children's Wish Foundation may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling Community Alternative Funeral Home at 705-742-1875.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-11 published
REISMAN, Sol Simon, O.C., LL.D.
Died in his sleep March 9, 2008 in his 89th year. Beloved husband for 65 years of Constance CARIN. Dear father of John Joseph (Brenda RUNGE), Anna Lisa (Peter KALMAN), Harriet Frances (Douglas BARRETT) and daughter-in-law Gale BLANK. Much loved grandfather of Will, Jane, and Molly REISMAN; Edie - Jane and Stephen KALMAN; Trish, Julia, Aaron and Kate BARRETT. Born in Montreal June 19, 1919 to Kolman and Manya REISMAN. Attended Baron Byng High School, McGill University (B.A., M.A.). Served overseas as Regimental Officer in World War 2 Royal Canadian Artillery, 11th, 15th and 17th Field Artillery (Troop Commander) in Italy and Holland 1942-1946. Attended the London School of Economics 1945-46. Joined the Department of Finance 1946, Director of International Economic Relations Division; Canadian Delegation to Geneva Trade and Tariff Conference 1947; World Conference on Trade and Employment, Havana, 1947-1948 Economics and Social Council, United Nations, Geneva, 1952, New York, 1953; first and following sessions of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1947-1954; Assistant Director of Research, Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects 1955-1957; Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Finance 1961-1964; Deputy Minister of Industry 1964-1968 during which time was chief architect of the Canada-U.S. Auto Pact; Secretary of the Treasury Board 1968-1970 Deputy Minister of Finance 1970-1975; received Outstanding Public Service Award, Canada, 1974; Chief Royal Commissioner to investigate Canadian Auto Industry 1978; Chief Negotiator for Canada Aboriginal Land Claims for the Western Arctic, 1983; Ambassador (Trade) and Chief Negotiator Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement 19851988. Honorary Doctorate, Carleton University, 1998; Honoured by the naming of the Simon Reisman Chair on Trade Policy, Carleton University, 2000. Avid salmon fisherman; was able to fish white water until July 2007; embraced reading and life-long learning; continuous observer and commentator of world current events; active participant in the Rideau Club Roundtable; always interested in people and their lives, and an unending curiosity about what made them tick social and extroverted, a dry sense of humour right up to the time of his final Computed Tomography scan; mentally sharp to the very end; unlike his reputation of being tough and hard-boiled, he was always ready to lend a hand; a most loving, inspirational, devoted, supportive, generous and loyal father and grandfather. Special thanks to Doctor Terrence RUDDY, Doctor David BERNEY, Doctor Phil JOSEPH, and the caring and supportive nurses of the Ottawa Heart Institute. Always larger than life, no words can describe how much he will be missed by his family including M'Guy. Funeral Service will be held at Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa on Wednesday March 12th, 2008 at 2 p.m. Shiva will be held at 146 Roger Road, Ottawa, on Wednesday and Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. Condoleances/Donations/ Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-16 published
CRONYN, Margaret Valliere
(January 16, 1922-April 13th, 2008)
Mum died peacefully in Toronto at the age of 86. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, James CRONYN and her later-life companion Jack VAUGHAN. She will be missed by her three children Laleah (Michael GIBSON,) Peter (Stacey LISTER) and Elizabeth (Robert TOPPING;) her grandchildren James and Kristin MacINTOSH, Tenley and Brooke GIBSON, Blythe, James and Laleah CRONYN, Patrick, Katrina and Douglas TOPPING; her nephews Alex BOVEY and Jeff CRONYN and nieces Sheila WOOLNER, Leslie PUNTER and Martha CRONYN and former daughter-in-law Liz BARRETT. Daughter of Major General W.H.P. and Phyllis ELKINS, Val was born in Kingston and lived in Ottawa, Halifax, Vancouver and Toronto. She attended Havergal College and spent her summers in Metis Beach. In 1943, Val joined the Canadian Red Cross as an ambulance driver and served overseas in England during the war. After returning and marrying Jim, Val began her volunteer career which spanned five decades. Her volunteerism included the Junior League, the Children's Aid Society, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Canadian Friends of Museums. Val was also actively involved with the Havergal College and the Toronto Golf Club. She always gave generously of herself both to her family and volunteer activities. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Bradgate Arms and to the caregivers in Vancouver who cared for Mum over the last few years and made her days much brighter as she coped with Parkinson's disease. Visitation will be at Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Ave on Thursday April 17th from 4: 00 to 8:00 p.m. A service will be held on Friday April 18th at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Clements Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Havergal College, The Parkinson's Society or the Art Gallery of Ontario would be greatly appreciated.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
ROBINSON, Isobel Margaret, B.A., O.T.C., LL.D. (Alberta)
Honourary Fellow, World Federation Of Occupational Therapists
Peacefully at the Willow Grove Long Term Care in Ancaster, Ontario on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 in her 93rd year. Beloved aunt of the Reverend Peter (Joan) ROBINSON, Penny (Bruce) EVENDEN, and the late Holly KIDD and her husband John (Wendy) KIDD. Predeceased by her loved brother Kenneth (Lila) ROBINSON. A devoted great-aunt of Linda (Sherman) BARRETT, Scott (Paula) ROBINSON, Tim (Jennifer) EVENDEN, Susan (Paul) ROBINSON, Carolyn (André) VAN HEERDEN, Robin (Melanie) KIDD, Bradley KIDD and Amy KIDD. A dear friend and colleague of the late Thelma CARDWELL, Mary DINSDALE and family, Sherry HAM and family, and many close Friends. Isobel was a passionate leader and outstanding contributor to the profession of Occupational Therapy both in Canada and internationally. A graduate of McMaster University (B.A.) and the University of Toronto 1939 Diploma in Occupational Therapy. She went on to a distinguished career at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Occupational Therapy, holding the position of Director from 1967 to her retirement in 1981. At this time she received a Doctor of Laws Honourary Degree from the University of Alberta and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. A life member of Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists, and World Federation of Occupational Therapists; co-founder of the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation. Her family wishes to thank the staff at the Willow Grove for their compassionate care during Isobel's final years. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday, April 30 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Isobel Robinson Historical Research Fund (COTF), CTTC Building, Suite #3401, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa K1S 5R1, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 1200 Bay Street, Suite #202, Toronto M5R 2A5, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be for warded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-15 published
Toronto lawyer survived D-Day, defended Lord Haw-Haw in Old Bailey
Wounded during the Battle of Normandy, he was reassigned to defend a Nazi broadcaster accused of treason. After returning to Canada, he practised civil law for 60 years
By Gay ABBATE, Page S8
Toronto -- It was April 3, 1943, and Stanley BIGGS was on the Queen Mary, the ship transporting him and other Canadian soldiers across the Atlantic to fight the Nazis. As he passed the time playing bridge, a familiar voice came across the shortwave radio, announcing the imminent demise of the ship and everyone aboard.
"There are 5,000 Canadians aboard the Queen Mary hoping to reach Southampton by sundown. There is no way this will happen. The Messerschmitts are on the way."
The voice belonged to William Joyce, nicknamed "Lord Haw-Haw" by the British. The American-born Joyce had moved to England but fled to Germany just before the war. There, he became part of the Nazi propaganda machine, broadcasting weekly to England and Allied soldiers from 1939 to 1945. Joyce warned that German fighter aircraft would destroy the ship, but it reached port safely.
That was Mr. BIGGS's first introduction to Lord Haw-Haw. Seventeen months later, with Germany defeated, the two men sat just a few feet apart in an Old Bailey courtroom in London. Mr. Joyce was in the prisoner's box on trial for treason; Mr. BIGGS, a trained lawyer recovering from war wounds, was attached to his court-appointed legal defence team.
For long weeks in September and October of 1945, he did nothing but research treason laws dating back to the 14th century. In the process, he became an expert on the subject, writing several articles and giving speeches on the subject after his return to Canada. Of his involvement in the trial, he wrote in his memoirs: "It was a most interesting and worthwhile experience for a young lawyer to do research and to hear the presentation of argument for the Crown by the Attorney-General." The memoir, As Luck Would Have It In War and Peace, was released by Trafford Publishing (Victoria) earlier this year.
It was the duty of the defence team, Mr. BRIGGS wrote, "to research all of the relevant evidence we could find and to see that, if Joyce was guilty, he was not convicted except in full evidence with the law." During the trial, Joyce never spoke but kept looking around the courtroom as if expecting family or Friends to show up, Mr. BIGGS wrote. No one ever came. A jury convicted him of treason and he was hanged in 1946.
Stanley Champion BIGGS was not, in his own words, "a religious scholar, a cosmic scientist, a World War 2 history professional," areas of endeavour he considered beyond his abilities. The list of what he actually was is much longer: a combat infantry officer, a devoted lawyer for more than six decades, a poet, a school trustee, an environmentalist long before environmentalism was fashionable. He also devoted his life to the principle of doing good for its own sake.
He was born to the law, one of four children to solicitor Richard Atkinson BIGGS and Gertrude CHAMPION, the belle of Brantford, Ontario His grandfather, Stanley Clarke BIGGS, founded the firm of Biggs and Biggs.
Young Stan grew up on Roxborough Street in Toronto's Rosedale neighbourhood. He graduated from the University of Toronto Schools and then studied law at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1936 and then enrolling in the three-year law program at Osgoode Hall Law School. In 1939, he joined the family law firm and was called to the bar that June.
To celebrate, he and classmate J.F. BARRETT went to the world's fair in New York. A group of young ladies graduating from Bishop Strachan School in Toronto plotted to join them there. Among them was Mr. BARRETT's younger sister, Barbara, who clicked with Mr. BIGGS. The granddaughter of Sir Joseph FLAVELLE, a financier and meat packer who was well known for his philanthropy in Toronto, they became engaged by September and married the following June.
After the war broke out, Mr. BIGGS volunteered with the Queen's Own Rifles, leaving behind his wife, who was pregnant with their second son. After months of training in England, he was among the thousands of Canadian soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day - June 6, 1944.
The regiment landed near Bernières-sur-Mer at about 8 a.m., only to enter a maelstrom. A storm had just passed through the area and rough seas meant that all-important support tanks had been delayed. Unable to wait, the infantry was forced to go ashore unprotected, with the result that the Queen's Own Rifles suffered the worst casualties of any Canadian unit crossing the beaches that day: 60 men killed and another 78 wounded.
Mr. BIGGS, however, emerged without a scratch. He made it through 86 days of continuous front-line combat during the Battle of Normandy, and the long struggle to deny Germany's bitter attempt to halt the Allied breakthrough, until finally he was shot in the leg.
The machine-gun bullet that took him out of the fighting landed him in a courtroom. During and after his convalescence in England, the military decided to make use of his legal skills. Attached to the office of the Canadian Judge Advocates General, he prosecuted or defended soldiers accused of such crimes as assault or rape.
He returned home in December, 1945, with the rank of captain and resumed the life of a civilian lawyer. At first, he helped his father with his client list but also did pro bono work, defending accused who could not afford a lawyer. There was no legal aid system in Ontario until the 1960s.
Mr. BIGGS continued to practise law until 2004. "He loved the law," daughter Dinny BIGGS said. "He was passionate about the rule of law, about studying its background, the evolution of law and jurisprudence."
One of the highlights of his career was his involvement in the creation of the broadcaster CTV. He handled the negotiations that brought together the original parties who acquired the licence for a second national television station.
His client, Joel ALDRED, had originally sought the licence on his own. But with the Canadian Board of Broadcast Governors reluctant to grant one to a single entity, Mr. BIGGS helped him form a partnership with Ted ROGERS.
The new partners entered into an agreement with another group, headed by newspaper owner John BASSETT. The channel went on the air in 1961, but disagreements eventually arose between the two groups. Mr. BIGGS came up with a solution that allowed Mr. ALDRED to sell his shares while leaving Mr. ROGERS as a partner.
Mr. BIGGS continued his pro bono work throughout his career, providing free legal advice to numerous non-profit groups.
That list included the Queen's Own Rifle of Canada Trust, the Canadian Opera Foundation and the Toronto School of Art, which his artist-wife used some of her inheritance to help establish in 1968. In 1955, Mr. BIGGS was named Queen's Counsel. In 1995, he received the Law Society Medal, which the Law Society of Upper Canada awards in recognition of distinguished service in the law profession.
Not content to write just briefs, Mr. BIGGS also loved to dabble in poetry. During the war, he wrote The Queen's Own Rifles on D-Day, a poem that now hangs in the Canadian War Museum. He wrote the piece one day in 1944 when several dozen members of his regiment were killed and dozens more were injured during fighting.
Mr. BIGGS was also a landowner. During his lifetime, he planted more than 150,000 trees, beginning in the late 1940s, when he bought his first piece of farmland. He eventually sold that and bought a 40-hectare farm in Mono Township in Dufferin County, Ontario. The land was hilly and not suitable for crops, so he rented it out for cattle. For relaxation, he started planting seedlings, eventually turning the property into a managed tree farm. In 1991, he was recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources with an award for woodland improvement.
Humour was another important aspect of Mr. BIGGS's life. His was not slapstick humour but rather a keen wit, said his long-time secretary, Marjorie FOGG. "He always had cute little answers to things," she said.
Mr. BIGGS wrote of the importance of humour in his life in his memoirs: "Without the humorous twists in my exposure to life&hellip I think I would have cracked up long ago. I have always felt that the therapeutic value of good humour should be gladly welcomed."
Toward the end of his life, Mr. BIGGS prepared a final message for his family and Friends summing up the philosophy by which he lived his own life: "Live fully, share extremes, stay well, keep chuckling, have the thrill of dedication to good causes, be good on Earth for its own sake."
Stanley Champion BIGGS was born in Toronto on December 6, 1913. He died June 17, 2008, at Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto after a brief illness. He was 94. He is survived by children Christopher, Barrett, John and Dinny, and seven grandchildren. His wife, Barbara, predeceased him in 2005.

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BARRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-25 published
INGER, Clarence " Clare" Martin
Of Sparta, passed away on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 82nd year. Dearly loved husband of Reta (BARRIE) INGER and loved father of Cheryl and her husband Lorne BLACKMAN of Union, Valerie and her husband John BARENDREGT of R.R.#1 Union and the late Barry Martin INGER (December 21, 2005). Dear brother of Clifford and his wife Shirley INGER of London, Ted INGER of Saint Thomas, Tom and his wife Theresa INGER of Saint Thomas and the late Alma MILLS and the late Raymond and Johnny INGER and by 2 half sisters Marjorie HENKEL and Betty BLAINE. Dear brother-in-law of Donna INGER of Saint Thomas, Joanne INGER of Woodstock and Dorothy PURVIS of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Wendy, Kevin and his wife Andrea, Bradley, Brianne and Brent. Sadly missed by a cousin Audrey KERSHAW of Freelton and by a number of nieces and nephews. Clare was born in Grandview, Manitoba on February 19, 1927, the son of the late Gust and Lyla ROME) INGER. He worked at Celvite, the Tru-Die and then retired as owner of Westool Precision Products. Clare was a member of Sparta United Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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BARRINGTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
ORRANGE, Mary Ann " Polly"
Peacefully on June 5, 2008, at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia, Mary Ann (Polly) ORRANGE, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late George Edward ORRANGE (1976.) Loving and cherished mother of Chuck and Cheryl, Rosemarie and Gerry LALIBERTE, Michael and Doreen, George and Myrna, Julie and Paul BARRINGTON and Linda and Allan MacDONALD. A wonderful and caring grandmother to 21 grandchildren and the apples of her eyes of 30 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her loving sister-in-law Kay ORRANGE, daughter-in-law Sandra ADLAM, nephew and niece Jack and Bernie ORRANGE. She will be missed by her best friend Elsie HAWKINS. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO as celebrant. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery. In memory of Polly, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of Choice. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Polly.

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BARRINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-20 published
SHORT, Mona Clotilde (née BARRINGTON)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on March 18, 2008. She is survived by her husband Hugh, and their four children and their spouses, Tom and Denise (WALKER,) Katharine and Kevin (TURBITT,) John and Nicole (CLARKSON,) Hugh and Ralamy (KNEESHAW.) Mona was fondly known as Bowie to her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. Alex and Connor, Keeley and Kate, John and Margaret, Avalon and Aidan will all sadly miss her. Her loss will be felt by her brother John, his partner Joy and their children Matthew, Kathleen and Stephanie, and her dear friend and sister-in-law Helen SHORT. Special thanks for the caring expertise of Drs. Mark LEVINE, Nigel COLTERJOHN and Mike STEPHENSON and the staff at the Henderson Hospital and the Juravinski Cancer Centre. A special thanks also goes to the Bob Kemp Hospice. In keeping with Mona's wishes, a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Remembrance donations may be made to Ontario Nature - The Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve (366 Adelaide Street West, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1R9) or the Doctor Bob Kemp Hospice (277 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1B1).
Au revoir Mona, Mom, Bowie!

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