BARRIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-27 published
McNAMARA, Helen
Jazz columnist, author, artist, broadcaster. Born November 30, 1919, in Galt, Ontario Died December 23, 2007, in Toronto of complications from Parkinson's disease, aged 88.
By Barbara KLICH, Page L8
Those who knew Helen McNAMARA, whether as a jazz columnist with the Toronto Telegram, a broadcaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the author of The Bands Canadians Danced To or a quiet artist who produced landscapes, portraits and still lifes, always marvelled at her spirit.
Although she was only five feet tall and had suffered polio as a child, Helen was a giant in her field. She was also a pioneer, covering jazz in the nightclubs of Toronto and beyond at a time when few women did that type of reporting.
Helen's writing career began in the 1940s. Her first regular column, McNamara's Bandwagon, appeared in the Toronto Telegram on January 22, 1949, the same day that her close friend Alex BARRIS launched his column in The Globe and Mail.
The world of jazz became Helen's passion. She wrote for England's Melody Maker, Canadian Composer, Jazz Panorama and others. The greats of the day, from Duke Ellington to Count Basie to Jimmy Rushing, became not only important subjects in her columns but lifelong Friends. While American stars earned her attention she was always ready to bring the work of Canadian musicians and singers to the forefront.
Suffering from Parkinson's disease, Helen spent the last 16 years in a long-term care facility. Over that period many musicians and Friends came to visit. In 1997, her dear Friends Alex BARRIS and Billy O'Connor presented a tribute concert with an all-star salute that featured Oscar Peterson, Peter Appleyard, Guido Basso, Jim Galloway, Moe Koffman, Rob McConnell and Phil Nimmons in a night of outstanding jazz.
Helen never married, but her role as a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews was of great importance to her. She took them to concerts, introduced them to musicians, shared her music collection and, as one nephew said, never criticized them.
She had a sense of justice and a wonderful sense of humour that was never cutting but always sharp. In the days when clubs shut around midnight and were closed on Sundays, Helen would often invite out-of-town musicians to the family home for after-hours meals. Her mother, Beatrice, would have a huge pot of chili on the stove to serve with loaves of warm bread, and her father, Joe, would be ready with liquid refreshments for the jazz stars.
Helen's life was an inspiration to her family and her admirers. Even though she wore a leg brace and carried a cane all her life, people only saw, in the words of Duke Ellington, a "sophisticated lady."
Helen died the same day as her friend Oscar Peterson. Their funerals were also held on the same day. Fittingly, a rendition of his Hymn to Freedom was played for her in farewell at her funeral.
Barbara KLICH is Helen's sister.

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BARROLL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-07 published
BARROLL, Alfred Edwin " Ed"
(May 22, 1923-January 1, 2008)
Alfred Edwin (Ed) BARROLL, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at the age of 84 years. Ed was born in Calgary on May 22, 1923 and although he lived in many places throughout his life and had a deep fondness for Wales, his parents' country of origin, Calgary was the place closest to his heart. The youngest of three children, Ed grew up in Alberta, where he enjoyed playing hockey and camping and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains. During World War 2 Ed joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served as a pilot of 436 squadron in Burma and was honourably discharged as a flying officer awarded the Burma Star. Following the war, Ed graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in petroleum engineering and came home to Alberta where he began working for Mobil Oil in 1950. It was during this time he met his future wife, Marie McGILLIVRAY. The two were married in Calgary, and although they moved often in the course of their life together during his career with Mobil, they always returned there. A true pioneer of the Canadian oil and gas industry, Ed enjoyed a long career with Mobil Oil. In addition to various positions in western Canada, he was operations manager for the Mobil affiliate in France for two years, operations superintendent in Denver, Colorado, and regional producing manager in Houston, Texas for offshore production in the Gulf of Mexico. He was a Vice-President and Director of the Island Development Company; Mobil Energy Minerals Canada, Ltd.; Mobil Ventures Executive Vice- President and Director of TransOcean Oil Canada Ltd.; a Director of Mobil Marine Transportation Ltd., Sovosco Petroleum Ltd. and Mobil-To Canada Inc. He was Chairman of the Saskatchewan and British Columbia Divisions, and member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Petroleum Association. After serving as Vice-President for exploration and producing, and as Director of Mobil Oil Canada Ltd, Ed elected to retire after more than thirty-two years with the company. He started his own consulting company, Barroll Resources and Consulting Ltd. and provided oil and gas consulting services to the Royal Bank of Canada, sat on the boards of many oil companies, including Challenger Drilling, and served as Chairman of the Board of Morguard, Guard Resources, and Petrocanada. Ed was a very active man with varied interests. His passion after retirement was for sailing and he embarked on a number of memorable and adventurous voyages to Hawaii, Spain, Queen Charlotte Islands and, single handed, to Bermuda. He loved opera, travel, Patrick O'Brian novels, anything by or about his hero Winston Churchill and spending summers at Shuswap Lake with his family and Friends. His restless spirit never allowed him to be idle for long, and he was happiest there working on construction projects, sailing and boating, or climbing the trails up the mountains behind the family cabin with his little dog. Ed is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-seven years, Marie; his four loving children, Jane, Hugh, Catherine, and Mary; and his grand_son Edward. He also leaves many dear Friends and relatives from his life in Calgary and his years in the oil industry. He will be deeply and sadly missed by those fortunate enough to have known him. He was a man of great integrity, warmth and humour, whose courage and dignity never showed itself more clearly than in the last months of his life. We wish to extend our gratitude to the staff at the Mount Royal Care Centre, for their kindness and compassion during that time. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta), on Monday, January 7, 2008 2: 30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. In living memory of Alfred BARROLL, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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BARRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
törei TOTH, Laszlo (1917-2008)
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, relative and friend, törei TOTH Laszlo passed away in Newmarket, Ontario in the early morning on March 26, 2008 in his 91st year from the consequences of a heart attack in January. Mourning him are his wife KOVACS Clara 'Kari' and children Kathy and her husband Richard KUMPULA of Newmarket, Susan and her husband Charles WEST of Pincher Creek, Alberta and Tom and his wife Sandra BARRON of Brock Township. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren: Ilona and Julia KUMPULA; Stephen, Charlotte, Thomas and Peter WEST; Jessica, Nicholas, Andrea, Mathew, Mitchell, Wesley, Madeline and Katie TOTH; and by his niece and nephew Nadine STRUB and Paul HELBLING of Switzerland. He is predeceased by his sister Nadine HELBLING and nephew Alex HELBLING. Born in Budapest, Hungary, the son of Doctor törei TOTH Laszlo and Eleod Ilona, he was a graduate of the Pallag Agricultural College in Debrecen. During World War 2 he served valiantly as an Officer in the Hungarian Royal Cavalry and spent four years as a prisoner of war in Siberia. Laszlo and Clara were married in 1949 and came to Canada as refugees. Since 1953 they have lived in Newmarket where they owned and managed the award-winning Carlissa Jersey Herd and were well-known members of the Canadian Jersey Cattle Club. Laszlo loved to travel and to visit his relatives and Friends in Europe, Canada and the United States. He was a most considerate host to everyone who came for a visit or for a longer stay. Friends are invited to join the family in remembering Laszlo on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Madsens Greenhouse, 160 Bayview Parkway (north of Davis Drive) in Newmarket from 2 to 5 p.m. Laszlo will be buried beside his parents in Szazhalombatta, Hungary. Flowers and donations are gratefully declined.

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BARROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-23 published
GARDINER, Helen Elizabeth (née McMINN,) C.M.
(July 18, 1938-July 22, 2008)
A mother&hellip
A brother&hellip
A daughter&hellip
Are deeply saddened this day by the loss of their most wonderful Helen. Together at the family farm… with beloved Westies, Airdrie and Angus…the family witnessed Helen accept death with great courage and peace.
Touching the lives and hearts of many, Helen was loved by her extended family and Friends. She was renowned for her humour, warmth and infectious laughter. Honest and gentle, with generous heart…Helen dedicated a lifetime to sharing and learning. She made things beautiful…she made people beautiful…she taught compassion, grace and thoughtfulness through example…even her last days were spent in comforting others.
It is not enough to say that she is loved.
It is not enough to say that she is missed.
Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Helen was a York University alumnus and a graduate of the Christie's Fine Arts Course in London England.
Her passions for nature, travel, riding, arts, education, and culture were woven within her many commitments and achievements. Helen provided assistance and leadership to the National Ballet School, Victoria University, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Opera Company and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. As an honorary Lt. Colonel, Helen established the Friends of the 28th Medical Company, a charitable foundation to support the company and provide scholarships for it's' members. Helen was made an honorary Colonel in 1999.
Helen's greatest passion and future dreams were saved for the Gardiner Museum which she and her late husband George co-founded in 1984. Seeking to go far beyond the original vision, she spearheaded a fundraising campaign in 2003 which resulted in an award-winning expansion of this important Toronto resource and landmark. It is a heritage of which all should be proud.
In summation and recognition of a lifetime of efforts, Helen received the Order of Canada in the fall of 2006 for her extraordinary contribution as a philanthropist.
Predeceased by her husband George, and her father Charles McMINN, Helen will be sadly missed by her daughter Lindy BARROW, her mother Helen McMINN and Helen's brother Bob and his wife Norah. She will also be greatly missed by the extended Gardiner family, their importance has been vital in Helen's life.
The family will receive Friends at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2008. A service of Celebration will be held at St James Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Toronto (corner of Church and King Streets), on Monday July 28, 2 008 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a private burial. A reception honouring Helen to follow.
In lieu of flowers, it is Helen's grateful wish that donations be given to the Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Attn: Helen Gardiner Fund.

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BARROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-23 published
She turned the Gardiner Museum into a glittering, priceless gem
With the help of her wealthy stockbroker husband, she transformed a hobby into a great ceramics collection, and then built a museum to house it all opposite Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S10
Museum founder and philanthropist Helen GARDINER had three lives: before George, during George, and after George. The George was George Ryerson GARDINER, a business integrator, Harvard MBA and stockbroker who founded Gardiner Group Capital, the country's first discount brokerage, and was president of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Generally considered a business genius, he was a pioneer in the oil-and-gas business, opened the first airport hotel in Canada, was a key player in bringing Kentucky Fried Chicken north of the 49th parallel, established Gardiner Farms, the racing stable and breeding farm, and was one of the original members of the syndicate that owned Northern Dancer. "He didn't start with nothing," a former business associate said, "but he multiplied it many times over."
Ms. GARDINER, by contrast, came from humble circumstances, and was a single parent working as a secretary in Mr. GARDINER's brokerage firm when they met. With Mr. GARDINER's support, she became a mature student at York University and took the decorative arts course at Christie's in London, England. Having acquired professional expertise - her impeccable eye for quality was innate - she and her husband amassed a huge and very valuable collection of porcelain and earthenware, then built a museum to house it.
Nevertheless, he was always the public face and voice of the Gardiner Museum. After Mr. GARDINER died in December, 1997, she emerged as a fundraiser, philanthropist and connoisseur who transformed the Gardiner from a mausoleum for a private collection into a dynamic, innovative and internationally prized museum. She also developed her own interests in the National Ballet School and other art forms such as opera, becoming so fond of Wagner's Ring Cycle that she was known as a "Ring" addict.
"The Gardiner Museum was her No. 1 passion, but the National Ballet School was a close second," said Margaret McCain, former chair of the board of the National Ballet School and former lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick.
"Helen had moral integrity and she also had a lot of fortitude," said Ms. McCain, describing her friend as fun with a wonderful laugh and a complete lack of pretension. "She was grounded and she was able to hold on to her own identity even if she was in George's shadow for a long time. There was a strength there and I used to say, 'You are your own person, kind and gentle, but strong inside.' "
Tony ARRELL, a former Chief Executive Officer of Gardiner Watson and a director of Gardiner Group Capital said: "When you have a tree growing under a big tree, the big tree shades the little tree, but when you take the big tree out, the little tree can grow up - and that is what has been happening with Helen. She has proven to be a stronger character with a greater ability than many people thought," he said. "There has been a lot more to Helen GARDINER in the last 10 years than we ever knew before."
Helen Elizabeth McMINN was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, the year before the Second World War began. Her father Charles was a carpenter at one of the gold mines, while her mother Helen was a homemaker. The McMinns moved south to Toronto, where Mr. McMINN worked for General Electric at its Davenport Works until he retired. Their two children, Helen and Bob, went to high school in Toronto, and then Bob joined the military. Helen's daughter Lindy BARROW, who was born in 1958, lived with her grandparents until she was 10 while Ms. McMINN, a single parent, worked at various jobs in advertising and as a legal secretary to support her daughter and save enough money to provide a home for them both.
In the second half of the 1960s, she met George GARDINER when she was hired as a secretary at Gardiner Watson, the stock brokerage that he and a partner had founded just after the Second World War. At the time, she was in her late 20s and Mr. GARDINER (who was known to enjoy, discreetly, the company of beautiful women) was in his early 50s, married and the father of three children. Not long before, in July, 1965, his formidable father Percy, a financier, had died of a heart attack. This death may have liberated Mr. GARDINER, who had had a fractious relationship with his father and had always felt the need to show that he could be even more successful in business.
"He once said that Helen was the first person that he laid eyes on as he was coming out from under this oppression that he had been under for so many years," according to Gretchen ROSS, a long-time friend. Their relationship led to the breakup of Mr. GARDINER's marriage.
In the mid-1970s, they moved into a house on Old Forest Hill Road in Toronto. He bought the property, razed the existing house and built a new one with lead-lined walls - he had acute hearing and didn't want to be disturbed by the neighbours. Mr. GARDINER and his first wife had bought some pre-Colombian earthenware in South America, and he decided that he and Ms. McMINN should "collect something unique to make our house look lived in," she said later. He wanted it to have "quality, individuality and his personal stamp." Naively, as she later admitted, they hit on ceramics.
Two years later, inflation was escalating. Mr. GARDINER, an astute and thrifty businessman, read an article asserting that Chinese and European porcelain were outperforming stocks, bonds and real estate, and he decided it was time to turn their hobby into an investment. Helen, who had been studying as a mature student at York University since 1974, switched tacks and went to London in 1978 to take Christie's Fine Arts Course. A year later, she was both an expert and a qualified dealer who could buy ceramics at wholesale prices.
Their first mature purchase was a hand-painted, highly decorated yellow tea-and-chocolate service made in 1740 by Meissen, the earliest factory in Europe to produce hard-paste porcelain. On the advice of a Sotheby's porcelain expert, Helen had gone to see the 50-piece set, complete with its original leather travelling case, at Winifred Williams Antiques on Bury Street in London. She persuaded Mr. GARDINER to look at the Meissen service and to meet dealer Robert Williams. Without telling her, he bought the service. And so the Gardiners began their long association with Mr. Williams and transformed themselves into serious collectors. As she said later, "Bob taught me how to really look at things. He was generous with his knowledge and showed me how to identify artists and factories by the distinctive characteristics of their work."
From Meissen, the couple began accumulating works made by Du Paquier, the second factory in Europe to produce hard-paste porcelain in the 18th century, and pieces called Hausmaler, a term used to describe ceramics decorated by studio artists who painted or redecorated porcelain produced by factories such as Meissen or Du Paquier. As always, they kept a judicious eye on their passions and their bottom line, collecting Du Paquier because it was undervalued, and Hausmaler for its variety, eccentric charm and the stories about subterfuge, espionage and larceny swirling around the pieces - how artists "acquired" undecorated wares from the studios that employed them and then painted them with their own designs.
During her Christie's course in London, Helen was seduced by the lush sensual colours and painterly decoration of Italian Maiolica. She took Mr. GARDINER to see the Maiolica collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington and he too was entranced. Encouraged by a lull in the market for Maiolica, Mr. GARDINER began buying at auction or through their retinue of international dealers.
By the early 1980s, the Gardiners - they had married on July 11, 1981, at least a dozen years after they first met - were running out of display and storage room in their home. With the help of entertainment lawyer and ceramics collector Aaron MILRAD, the determined and persuasive Mr. GARDINER set about acquiring the land and the political approvals to establish his own museum. In 1981, the Ontario government, led by premier Bill Davis, unanimously passed Bill 183 to create The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art as an independent, public institution. Doctor Murray Ross helped the Gardiners acquire a tennis court on the east side of Queen's Park, directly opposite the Royal Ontario Museum, from the University of Toronto. Mr. GARDINER paid $500,000 to lease the land for 99 years.
Three years later, architect Keith WAGLAND and designer Robert MEIKELJOHN's $6-million building was ready. The George R. Gardiner Museum, showcasing some 3,000 objets valued at between $16-million and $25-million from the Gardiners' personal collection, officially opened on Saturday, March 3, 1984, with an additional $2.5-million operating grant from its benefactors to celebrate the occasion.
Initially, the Gardiners were as naive about operating a museum as they had been about ceramics. They didn't have nearly enough staff, went through three directors in their first year and underestimated their operating and exhibition costs. After unsuccessfully petitioning the Liberal provincial government for more money, the museum was advised by premier David Peterson to merge with the Royal Ontario Museum in 1987. "I have learned it is very, very difficult to compete with other museums," Mr. GARDINER, a man known for his independence, said at an emotional press conference called to announce the merger.
"The government decided we needed the Royal Ontario Museum's management expertise," Ms. GARDINER told The Globe in 2006. But it wasn't always a comfortable relationship. For an independent museum to be put under the control of another much larger one was akin to an adult daughter moving back into her parents' house with her children after a messy divorce.
The Royal Ontario Museum saw the Gardiner as an adjunct, housing yet another of its many collections, but the Gardiner longed to flex its curatorial wings. Mr. GARDINER, who was succeeded as chair of the board by his wife in 1994, bought back the museum's independence with a $15-million endowment (raising his investment in his own museum to about $50-million). It was announced in January, 1997, just 11 months before Mr. GARDINER died of complications from arthritis and heart disease.
The strain of caring for her husband in his last years when he was ill and "difficult" and dealing with his estate after his death made her so nervous that her throat muscles tightened up and she had trouble speaking above a whisper, Ms. Ross said. It was only recently that doctors found a solution - periodic shots of Botox and a regime of throat exercises - that enabled Ms. GARDINER to speak normally again.
In the decade of her widowhood, Ms. GARDINER threw herself into the museum and into the National Ballet School, where she had sat on the board since 1990. "She invested a lot more than money - she invested herself in the life of the school and the lives of the students," said Ms. McCain. "She took on a student and stayed with that student and became a mentor and a guide and a friend."
Under Ms. GARDINER's direction, the museum built up its membership lists again and stretched beyond the personal vision of its founders. The Gardiner began accepting other collections, such as Doctor Hans Syz's German porcelain and Murray and Ann Bell's trove of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain. It expanded its mandate to include modern and contemporary pieces from collectors, such as Mr. MILRAD, and began organizing exhibitions of work by living artists.
Ms. GARDINER was chair until 1999 and vice-chair for the next two years, during which time the museum received a Lieutenant-Governor's Award for the Arts for building private sector and community support, showing fiscal responsibility and expanding its audience (from 20,000 to 60,000 visitors annually), using pottery classes for children and exhibitions such as Maya Universe, Miro: Playing with Fire and Harlequin Unmasked. In 2002, she accepted the position of honorary chair and led the museum's fundraising and expansion campaign to raise $12.8-million from the private sector, in addition to $6-million in grants from the Ontario and Canadian governments.
The museum closed from 2004 to 2006 for a nearly $20-million renovation undertaken by Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna and Blumberg Architects. The renovation added a glass-encased third floor, restaurant and roof terraces, increased exhibition space by 50 per cent, added a research library and expanded the museum shop and the basement studio to accommodate artists in residence and more pottery classes.
"In the last 10 years, she started to develop her own interests and her own ability to reach out for things that she would never have looked at before. And then she got sick," said Mr. MILRAD, vice-chair of the board. "She had an integrity that was recognized and it is going to be extremely difficult for us to raise the kind of money that she was able to raise through her contacts and her own strength of character."
Falling terminally ill was a shock to Ms. GARDINER, who had always planned to live well into her 90s, just as her mother has done. In the first week of May, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After seeking treatment at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Ms. GARDINER began a rigorous course of chemotherapy. But she soon decided to suspend treatment, since it wasn't working and it was making her feel very ill. Instead, she let "nature take its course," as she told her Friends and family.
Helen Elizabeth GARDINER, C.M., was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, on July 18, 1938. She died of pancreatic cancer at the family farm in Caledon East on July 22, 2008. She was 70. Predeceased by husband George GARDINER, she is survived by daughter Lindy BARROW, mother Helen McMINN, brother Bob McMINN and extended family.
The funeral will take place on Monday, July 28, at 11 a.m. in Toronto's Saint_James Cathedral.

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BARROWCLOUGH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
SEATON, Haylie Rose
Born June 19, 2008, baby daughter of Conrad and Brenda (GILMOUR.) Stayed with us only 5 days before passing away. In our hearts she will stay forever. We will miss you Haylie Rose. Also remembered by brother Kyle; grandparents Sandra and Jim GILMOUR, and Ruby and David SEATON; Taunia and Bill, Eric and Emily SMYTH; Karen and Dave, Grace and Hannah BARROWCLOUGH; and beloved Friends and family who never got to meet our dear daughter.

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BARROWCLOUGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-22 published
BULL, Doris Laura (née FAIREY)
(March 13, 1921-May 20, 2008)
Former principal of St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
At home, surrounded by her family, dear wife of the late Stewart H. BULL, cherished mother of Catherine (Richard GOLD) and Muriel (Ken OLSEN,) adored Granny of Laura, Susanna and James. Also survived by loving aunt Jessie BARROWCLOUGH, and sisters Billie SAWELL and Jessie BURNS. Born in Hamilton, she graduated as a recognized scholar from the University of Toronto in 1944. She had a long career as teacher of English at high schools in Gore Bay, St. George, Windsor and Toronto, before serving as principal of St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School in Oakville from 1974 until her retirement in 1983. With remarkable integrity and care she mentored countless young people, and became a committed benefactor of many humanitarian and environmental organizations. A gracious and gifted lady blessed with a fine intellect, Doris inspired admiration and affection wherever she went. She was a longtime member of Saint Thomas's and All Saints Kingsway churches.
The family extends deep appreciation to Doctor Felippa MEFFE, physician and dear friend, and to our wonderful palliative team of Doctor David SWARTZ and Victorian Order of Nurses Elaine WELSH, and special caregivers Yolanda and Malou. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter, Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere east of the Jane subway on Friday, May 23 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held on Saturday, May 24 at 1: 30 p.m. at All Saints Kingsway Church, 2850 Bloor Street W. Memorial donations to Medecins sans Frontieres, United Nations Children's Fund or All Saints Kingsway Church.
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

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BARRS 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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BARRY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-22 published
BARRY, Marion “Irene” (née RANSOM)
Peacefully, at Grey Bruce Health Services-Owen Sound, on Monday, January 21st, 2008. Marion “Irene” BARRY, of R.R.#4, Owen Sound, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Albert BARRY. Dear mother of Rosalie CATHRAE (David SNOWDEN,) of Cambridge, Marion (Jim) VANDERWAL, Joan (Scott) BARBER, both of Owen Sound, and Donald (Kim) BARRY of Wasaga Beach. Mother-in-law of Diane BARRY and Carla KING. Grandmother to eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother, Wallace (Lynda) RANSOM, of Berkeley. Predeceased by her parents, Wesley and Violet (née WYVILLE) RANSOM, her sons, Bruce and Wayne, sisters, Mary, Ivy, and Isabel, and brothers Stan, Ken and Jim. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492), on Friday, from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. A Funeral Service for Irene BARRY will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, January 25th, 2008, with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association, as your expression of sympathy.

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BARRY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-23 published
BARRY, Marion “Irene” (née RANSOM) - Correction
The Funeral Service for Irene BARRY previously scheduled for Friday has been postponed to a later date. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association, as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492).

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BARRY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-13 published
BARRY, Albert Leroy
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services Hospital in Owen Sound on Monday, March 10th, 2008. Albert BARRY of Rockford in his 82nd year. Proud and Loving father of Rosalie CATHRAE of Cambridge, Marion (Jim) VANDERWAL of Annan, Joan (Scott) BARBER of Owen Sound, and Donald (Kimberly) BARRY of Wasaga Beach. Predeceased by his beautiful wife Irene BARRY (née RANSOM) and his two sons Bruce and Wayne Albert. Will be in the fond memories of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his close Friends. A private family memorial for both Albert and Irene will take place in the spring. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

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BARRY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-20 published
BARRY, Robert Albert Luxton
Passed away at Grey Gables, Markdale on Wednesday March 19, 2008. Robert Albert Luxton BARRY of Markdale in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Ruby (CLARIDGE.) Dear father of Nancy McDONALD (Larry) of Norwood, Karen RIVERS (Doug) of Cayuga, Albert BARRY of Keene and Robert BARRY (Laurie Jean) of Kitchener. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren Celine, Shaundra and Cynthia McDONALD; Crystal, Jason, Kevin and Jennifer RIVERS; Kellie Ann BARRY, and great-granddaughter Abigail. Predeceased by daughter Mary Lynn. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. S., Markdale, on Saturday March 22nd at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation followed by spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired memorial donations to Markdale Minor Hockey would be appreciated.

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BARRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
MORGAN, Agnes Jean " Nan" (née BARRY)
A great lady has left this world but will never leave our hearts. On Saturday evening, February 16, 2008, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, surrounded by her family, Nan died as she lived, with dignity, courage and peace. She was ready to reunite with Bruce, her beloved husband and soul mate of 63 years on this anniversary week of his death (2007). Born August 14, 1920 in Hamilton, Ontario, the only child of the late James Edie BARRY and Janet Dick McLean FREW (of Hamilton, Scotland.) Loving mother to a large and extended family: Ann (John), Barry (Nancy), Christopher (Ann), Leslie, Robert (Barb) and Ellen and Ian HADDEN. A champion of all her grandchildren: Mary Ann (Nick), James (Lee), Jonathan, Sarah, Noel, Jacob, Nicole, Eric, Paul, Emma, Madison and Keaton, Christopher, Jennifer (Pam) and Joseph. Proud Great-grandmother of Zachary Morgan FRANCE born this January 1. Fondly remembered by her nephews, Rick (Bonnie) and Ken (Rebecca). Special Grandmother to all the Bouabane family. Cherished by her many Friends in London, Belleville, Toronto and by those she met in our numerous postings around Canada. Heartfelt thanks to Nan's special caregivers, Ann and Noreen, whose company she truly enjoyed since her move to High Park last summer. In recognition of Nan's life-long passion for the care of the environment donations to The Trans Canada Trail are gratefully acknowledged. "A Celebration of Life" will be held on Thursday, February 21 at 2: 30 p.m. Visitation at 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. West, 416-259-3705. Nan was an inspiration to all those whose lives she touched. Her wisdom, compassion and sense of humour crossed all generations and the exemplary life she led served as a role model for her children, grandchildren and her many Friends of all ages. We will miss her so much but will take comfort in remembering her favourite words of farewell: "I Bless You In My Heart"

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BARRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
BARRY, Dorothy
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, March 27, 2008, Mrs. Dorothy BARRY of London in her 87th year. Dear wife of the late George J. BARRY (2005.) Loving mother of Shirley and John RODGERS, John and Julian, and George Jr. and Jessica. Loving grandmother of Raya, Tovah, Brian and Jennifer, and great-grandmother of Jack and Andrew. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BARRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-02 published
ANDERSON, Randy Roy Winter
Of Dover Centre, passed away suddenly in London on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 in his 53rd year. Randy is the son of Roy and Betty ROSE) ANDERSON and the grand_son of Evelyn ANDERSON and Margaret ROSE. Beloved husband of 32 years to Barbara Ann (Barry). Father of 2 loving daughters; Crystal ANDERSON and Adam MYERS and Stacy ANDERSON and Tyler ZIMMER. Brother of Rick and Brenda ANDERSON, uncle of Chantal and Amanda ANDERSON. Brother-in-law of Jennifer and Gary SWINKELS, Donna and John DROMGOLE, George and Wendy BARRY and Cathy and Mike PINSONNEAULT. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Raised on the farm in Dover Centre, Randy loved his family and Friends and really enjoyed his time on the golf course. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at Owen Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance MRI Campaign or the Dover Centre Congregational Church may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231. Email condolences may be sent to randerson@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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BARRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-24 published
BARRY, Robert " Bob"
It is with great sadness from his wife Marie (née LONSBARY,) son Jon and daughter Laura that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Robert (Bob) BARRY, on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at University Hospital, London, of Mason Drive, Ingersoll, in his 58th year. Much loved son of William and the late Margaret BARRY of Toronto. Son-in-law of Jean LONSBARY of Woodstock formerly of Ingersoll and the late Harvey LONSBARY. Loving brother of Patrick and Vicki BARRY of Nova Scotia, the late Bill BARRY, Michael BARRY of Peterborough, Peter and Patty BARRY of Toronto, Carol and Barry MacKEN of Schenectady, New York, David BARRY of Toronto, Joanne and Frank McCOURT of Mississauga, Steven and Jennifer of Mississauga, Maureen and Craig MacKENZIE of Mississauga, and Tom BARRY of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in law Ed and Patty LONSBARY of Texas, Murray and Phyllis LONSBARY of Woodstock, Bonnie and Will MOORE of Florida and Betty Anne LAKE of Woodstock. Much loved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to London Health Sciences Centre Foundation Liver Transplant Patient Assistance Fund would be appreciated and the family would ask that you consider signing your Organ Donor Card

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BARRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
GODES, Roger
At Mt Hope Centre for Long-Term Care, London on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Roger GODES in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Pauline (BARRY) GODES. Dear father of John (Cathy) GODES. Proud grandpa of Mark and Amanda. Dear brother of Josephine (Antonio) REDONDO and Mercedes (Elias) BEL. Predeceased by his brother Manuel GIRONA. Born June 16, 1921 in Manresa, Spain, Roger survived the Spanish Civil War and World War 2 to immigrate to Canada in 1952. A long-time resident of Hamilton, he was employed by Ford in Oakville for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1985. Roger and Pauline enjoyed many years of retirement together, moving to London in 1997. He will be fondly remembered for his devotion to family. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Monday morning from 11 o'clock until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon. Private interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Parkinson Society of Canada or the Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation would be appreciated.

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-25 published
BARRY- HOLLOWELL, Linda, Q.C.,
passed away peacefully on January, 22, 2008 at the age of 56 years at the Foothills Medical Centre. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her husband, the Rt. Reverend Barry C.B. HOLLOWELL and their children Katherine (Aaron SHELDON,) Joshua and Mark and granddaughter Emma. She also leaves to mourn her mother, Irene of London, Ontario, her brothers Michael of London, Ontario, Sean of Regina, Saskatchewan, Timothy of White Rock, British Columbia and her sister Noelle of Woodstock, New Brunswick. She will be sadly missed by numerous other family members and Friends for her commitment, dedication, loyalty, tenacity and courage.
Linda was born on December 3, 1951. In 1973, Linda graduated from Saint Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and the University of New Brunswick, with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1975. She spent 30 years practicing law both in private and public sectors including holding the positions of General Counsel at the Calgary Health Region, and the Niagara Health System at the time of the Ontario health system amalgamation and restructuring. Linda was called to the Bar in New Brunswick in 1976 and is a member of both the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of Alberta. She was designated Queen's Counsel in Alberta in 2006. From 2003 until her passing, Linda was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the University of Calgary. She has been actively involved and served on multiple boards in the not-for-profit sector. She was currently a Trustee for the Anglican Church of Canada's Pension Plan.
In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to support the award established at the University of Calgary, The Linda Barry-Hollowell Graduate Award. Donations can be made on-line at netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/Linda Barry-Hollowell or by mail to: University of Calgary, Development Office, CHD606, 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4.
A special thank you to the doctors and staff of Unit 57 at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Foothills Medical Centre Intensive Care Unit.
A Celebration of Linda's life will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at The Anglican Parish Of Christ Church, 3602 - 8 Street S.W. at 10: 30 a.m.
South Calgary Funeral Centre And Crematorium
12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary
Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial
www.southcalgaryfuneralcentre.com

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
McKENNA, Robert Ivan " MAC"
(October 4, 1942-January 29 2008)
Died in hospital after a determined battle with cancer. He gave no quarter-it was taken from him with stunning rapidity by this cruel disease. As was his wish, he was at home almost to the end. Husband of Anne, father of Sosie and Addie, aka Sophia (Tom) and Alexander (Sue.) Brother to Anita (Michael) WHELAN, brother-in-law to Jennifer, Janet and John. Uncle to Rebecca, Dominic, Samantha, Jason, Josephine, Daniel and Thomas. Dear friend to Tony BARRY, Findlay SLEIGH, and Denis CLARK. Deepest thanks to Robert's dedicated team of naturopathic doctors, the staff at Sunnybrook, and the staff of the Temmy Latner Centre at Mount Sinai. Your exceptional care and compassion will never be forgotten. Funeral at the Carfrae Chapel, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, on Monday, February 4, 2008, 2 p.m. A wake to have a drink for Robert will be held in the near future (details tba). He loved roses. Donations can be made in Robert's memory to the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic or the Department of Research and Clinical Epidemiology of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. www.ccnm.edu

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

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BARTA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
COWARD, Helen (QUINN)
We thank all those who have given so generously: family and Friends, particularly those from her former Salford community. They contributed in many ways: in the choir and the United Church Women reception at Trinity United Church. We thank all those who gave with music and words: Rev. D. DUNCAN, Rev. W. MAYOROS, S. BARTA, F. DART, N. PETTIT, E. BUSTARD and L. QUINN. We thank all those who gave active care, with the love one would give a family member: Doctor P. LABRUZZO and special thanks to the 2 East nursing staff and students of Woodstock General Hospital. We thank McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home and we are grateful to Helen's sister, Doris BRANSON, for her dedication and ever increasing care. Finally, we share our memory of Helen - she sang, laughed and enjoyed life, and would wish us all do the same. From the family of Helen (QUINN) COWARD who died March 10, 2008.

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BARTER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-12-17 published
Gloria Cecilia BARTER (née LEON)
Born March 31, 1926, slipped away peacefully November 18, 2008 in Cape
Town, South Africa. Artist, philanthropist, counsellor, friend,
entrepreneur, humorist, Jill-of-all-trades, musician, diplomat,
matriarch. Beloved wife of Peter: cherished mother of Colleen, Anthony,
Lari-Anne and Marck: adored granny of Cary, Brian, Adam, Arran and Seth:
most recently great gran of Callista. A memorial gathering was held
Saturday, November 22 at 4 pm for family and close Friends at the Round
House Restaurant in Camps Bay, Cape Town. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Cotlands Baby Sanctuary, Somerset West, Cape Town, P.O.
Box 3377, Somerset West, 7129.

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