BEACH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-23 published
REID, Barbara (née DUNN)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, April 20th, 2008. She fought cancer with unyielding courage for three years while living life to the fullest with her husband, family and many Friends. Barbara leaves behind a treasury of special memories across her 74 years. She is survived by Angus, her loving husband and partner of 47 wonderful years. Dear mom to Marc (Michele,) Derek (Kellie,) Scott, Andrea (Jeff) BEACH. Sister to Tom (Grace), and twin Howard (Liz), and sister-in-law to Jim and Pert, Dorothy and Trevor, and Peggy. Proud and adoring grandma of Danielle, Jonathon, Jacob, Laura, Cassandra, MacKenzie, Emily and Jack. Endearing and spirited aunt to her nieces and nephews. Fun-loving, quick-witted and energetic, Barbara's spirit and verve would light up the room, especially when filled with her large circle of Friends and family. Barbara loved to travel, entertain, play golf and bridge, and treasured her relationships with loved ones in Toronto, Sarasota, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Burlington, hometown Alliston and beyond. The family expresses sincere appreciation to Doctor John BLONDAL and the nurses in the Oncology Clinic at Saint_Joseph's Hospital. Their care, dedication and treatment helped to extend Barbara's life for three meaningful years, a gift that Barbara and those around her cherished. We would also like to thank Doctor David SWARTZ and the caregivers from Community Care Access Centre for the compassion provided during Barbara's latter days. Friends may join us as we celebrate Barbara's life at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, on Tuesday, April 22nd from 7-9 p.m., and on Wednesday April 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Kingsway-Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway, on Thursday, April 24th at 2 p.m., followed by a reception at Lambton Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Saint_Joseph's Hospital Foundation www.donations.stjoe.on.ca or The Daily Bread Food Bank www.dailybread.ca

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BEACH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-21 published
Engineer oversaw the Turbo Train and the construction of the C.N. Tower
He rose from a 31-cents-an-hour apprentice to vice-president and helped to take C.N. from the steam era to diesels, with a mistaken dalliance with the jet age along the way
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Keith HUNT started his working life as an apprentice electrician in the C.N. rail yards in London, Ontario In a leap that invites comparisons with an army general who rose to power from the rank of private, he ended his working life as a vice-president of the railway and was the first man to walk down the stairs at the C.N. Tower, a construction project he oversaw.
He was born on a farm in Southwestern Ontario and grew up in nearby London. He dropped out of Sir Adam Beck Collegiate High School when he was 16 and went into the apprentice program at the Canadian National Railway, training to become an electrician. His starting salary was 31 cents an hour, or $14.88 for a 48-hour work week.
A natural athlete, he played semi-professional baseball in London for $25 a game, almost double the money he was making at Canadian National Railway. He was a pitcher and also covered first base but his real value was as a hitter. At 6 feet 2 inches and 200 pounds, he had huge hands and a powerful upper body that gave him real batting power. He might have become a professional baseball player, if only the Second World War had not intervened.
In 1942, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and qualified as a navigator with the rank of pilot officer. He went overseas with Royal Canadian Air Force 437 "Husky" Squadron and flew transport aircraft, mainly a military version of the Douglas DC-3 called the Dakota.
The squadron was formed on September 14, 1944, and three days later towed gliders filled with troops for Operation Market Garden, the Allied attack on Arnhem in the Netherlands. A few days later, the squadron lost four aircraft while re-supplying the Arnhem area. The battle itself was a failure, as portrayed in the book and film, A Bridge Too Far.
When the war in Europe ended in May, 1945, his squadron was assigned to fly newly liberated PoWs from Germany to Britain. One of those prisoners was his older brother, Clare, a navigator who had been captured about three years earlier and who was in poor health. Later, he went searching for Clare in an English hospital.
"My father used to tell the story of how he went back to London and looked for his brother in a hospital there," said his daughter, Dawn HUNT. " His brother was down to 90 pounds and he walked right by him without noticing him until someone said, 'your brother's over there.' "
The squadron remained in Europe to ferry people, military mail and equipment. In that postwar period the Huskies carried 25,269 passengers and many tons of supplies. According to Mr. HUNT's family, he and some other members of the squadron also helped the British national carrier, British Overseas Airways Corporation. The squadron history doesn't say anything about British Overseas Airways Corporation but does record that in 1946 "some Daks maintained a regular passenger service to Naples and Athens."
Mr. HUNT did not return to Canada until July, 1946. He went back to the apprenticeship program at the Canadian National Railway, working in London and at a Montreal diesel shop that handled the new technology that was replacing the steam locomotive. Mr. HUNT decided to take advantage of the Veterans Act and attend university.
The Canadian National Railway gave him a leave of absence to study electrical engineering at Queen's University. When he wasn't at university, he worked at C.N. to complete his apprenticeship. The year 1951 was a big one for Mr. HUNT: In June, he received his engineering degree, and in December he was finally awarded his electrician's certificate from CN.
When he finished his apprenticeship program he was earning $1.47 an hour, or $70 a week. At the start of 1952, he moved from being an hourly employee to a monthly salary of $347. As an engineering superintendent he had received a raise of about $500 a year.
Mr. HUNT rose through the ranks, helping the railway in the 1950s switch from steam to diesel.
His first appointment to the level of vice-president came in 1970 when he was made responsible of transportation and maintenance. He held a number of jobs, ranging from vice-president of system rail operations to vice-president of the Canadian National Railway Great Lakes Region.
While he was in Toronto in the mid-seventies he was put in charge of overseeing the building of the C.N. Tower. At a special opening for employees, Mr. HUNT was the first to take the stairs from the top to the bottom.
One of his disappointments, and a huge failure for the Canadian National Railway, was the Turbo Train, an engine powered by a gas turbine, jet-style, power plant.
The high-tech train still holds the railway speed record in Canada, of 226.27 kilometres an hour set on a stretch of track between Montreal and Cornwall, Ontario, on April 22, 1976. A loyal company man, he supported the turbo project but, as a practical railroading man, he knew the roadbed would be inadequate for high-speed trains. He was right, and the project was shelved.
Naturally enough, he knew the rail bed intimately. On his days off, he would sometimes walk along railway lines with one or two of his daughters, taking a look at the condition of the roadbed, and sending off a memo on Monday morning if everything wasn't up to his standards. His daughters remember accompanying their father to train derailments on weekends.
Later in his career, he and two other top executives saved an iconic steam engine from being turned into scrap. Built in 1944 at the Montreal Locomotive Works, 6060 was a powerful Mountain Type locomotive. It had been withdrawn from service in 1959 and put on display in Jasper National Park in 1962. Ten years later, Mr. HUNT and his Friends had the engine restored to working order and today it hauls a tourist train out of Stettler, Alberta.
As a man who ended up in the executive offices but who started in the London car shops, Mr. HUNT was always aware of the safety of people who worked on the railway. Derailments often ended in the death of the engineer if the locomotive went off the track at speed. The cab would be dragged along the rail bed, filling with ballast, suffocating and crushing those inside.
While in charge of the Great Lakes Region, he designed an improvement that prevented ballast, gravel and stones from shooting into the crew area during a derailment. It was known as the Hunt Cab.
"The old cab, which jutted out to one side and had a door facing the front of the engine, would in effect scoop up the railway line ballast directly into the cab compartment," said his daughter, Lynn BEACH.
During the course of his career, Mr. HUNT was always moving. He spent a lot of time shuffling between jobs in Toronto and at C.N. headquarters in Montreal and also lived in many cities, from Battle Creek, Michigan., where he ran CN's Grand Trunk Western subsidiary, to Belleville, Ontario
He loved gardening and planted trees wherever he lived. Mr. HUNT was also a keen golfer, with a powerful swing that could drive a ball 300 yards, but never joined a golf club because he was seldom in one place long enough.
A more portable hobby was his Corvair Corsa, the troubled, rear-engined Chevrolet that inspired Ralph Nader's 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed. Mr. HUNT babied his Corvair for decades, and never lost control of the quirky car.
Keith Elmore HUNT was born on September 12, 1923, in Frome, Ontario He died of complications from a fall on April 21, 2008, at Toronto. He was 84. He is survived by his wife, Marion, and his daughters, Lynn, Dawn and Victoria.

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BEACH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
BEACH, Beatrice " Joan" (née GARRISON)
Peacefully in her sleep on Monday, March 10, 2008 at Port Perry Hospital in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Cy BEACH. Mother to (the late) Sally STEELE, Bill LITHGOW and Thomas BEACH. Grandmother to Kirk, Kyle and Keith STEELE, Karley, Morgan and Madison BEACH, and Alex and Jackie Lee LITHGOW. Survived by her loving sister Betty BROWN and her son Jim and daughter Judy. Family and Friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry, 905-985-7331, on Thursday, March 13th 2008, from 12: 00 noon, until time of service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. If so desired, donations in Joan's memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at www.lowandlow.ca

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BEACHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
OLIVER, Hazel Elizabeth (née BEACHAM)
(February 12, 1918-July 3, 2008)
At University Hospital on July 3, 2008. Hazel OLIVER in her 90th year. Predeceased by her devoted friend Forbes (Art) FRYDAY (2006,) by her parents Cecil and Elizabeth BEACHAM, and by her brothers Raymond, Charles, and Stanley. Survived by brothers Elmer BEACHAM, Clarence BEACHAM, and sisters Louella (Dolly) ARMES, Reta HUNTER, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, London (at Wavell) from 11 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Funeral service to follow in the chapel at 1 p.m. with Pastor Janet ANSTEAD officiating. A reception to follow. Family interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 519-452-3770.

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BEACHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
OLIVER, Hazel Elizabeth (née BEACHAM)
(February 12, 1918-July 3, 2008)
At University Hospital on July 3, 2008. Hazel OLIVER in her 90th year. Predeceased by her devoted friend Forbes (Art) FRYDAY (2006,) by her parents Cecil and Elizabeth BEACHAM, and by her brothers Raymond, Charles, and Stanley. Survived by brothers Elmer BEACHAM, Clarence BEACHAM, and sisters Luella (Dolly) ARMES, Reta HUNTER, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, London (at Wavell) from 11 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Funeral service to follow in the chapel at 1 p.m. with Pastor Janet ANSTEAD officiating. A reception to follow. Family interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 519-452-3770.

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BEACOCK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-02 published
BEACOCK, E. Herb
Passed away at Meaford Long Term Care Centre with his family by his side on Thursday, January 31, 2008. Herb BEACOCK, W.W.2 Veteran. Beloved husband of the former Doris ATKINS. Dear father of Joyce KNOTT (Barry) of Hepworth, Elaine PATON (John HULL) of Owen Sound, Nancy TAILOR/TAYLOR (Wayne) of Barrie, Jane BADETS (Bill) of Ottawa. Sadly missed by nine grandchildren Wally, Mark, Alison, Raymond, Carrie, Rebecca, Sarah, Nadine, and Catherine, also five great-grandchildren. Also survived by two brothers, Carl of Owen Sound and Ken of Elliot Lake and one sister Gladys WILLIAMSON of Walkerton. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford where visitation will be held on Monday, February 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Christ Church Anglican, Meaford on Tuesday morning, February 5 at 11 a.m. Spring interment Wiarton Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 32, Meaford will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 30 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home by Burns Lodge #436 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Hepworth on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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BEACOCK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-11 published
HEWITSON, Earl Nelson (née HALL)
Earl Nelson HEWITSON, formerly of R.R.#5 Owen Sound, passed away on Sunday, March 9th, 2008, at Lee Manor, in his 87th year. Husband of Edna HEWITSON (née HALL,) for sixty-one years. Father of Wayne and his wife Sharen, of Walter's Falls, his children, Sandra (Will) Slot and children, Ryan, Niklas, Kayteline, Karissa and Mariah, of Shallow Lake, Susan (Doug) HYDE, their sons, Benjamin and Noah, of Kingston and Stephen HEWITSON and his fiancé, Sarah ASHLEY, of Toronto. Also, father of Brenda MacDONALD, her daughters, Miranda (Jon) MILLER, their sons, Jackson and Michael, of Tara, Melissa MacDONALD, of London and Jamie Lyn (Ben) WILDER and son, Bradley, of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by brother, Harvey and his wife Colleen, of Owen Sound and sisters, Norma HAMMELL, of Tara, Marilyn and her husband, Tony FRIGON, of British Columbia. Survived by sister-in-law, Donelda HEWITSON, of Saint Thomas and brother-in-law, Carl BEACOCK, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by brother, Laverne and sisters, Marie BEACOCK and Alma MOY and her husband, George, of British Columbia. Also, brother-in-law to Carl and Joyce HALL, of Kingsville, Mary and Clarence GRAHLMAN, of Jackson, Ruby HOLDAWAY, of Belleville, Rosemary HALL, of Windsor, Ian McCULLOCH, of Port Elgin and Lloyd HALL, of Keady. Survived by Aunt Evelyn HEWITSON, of Owen Sound. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and their families. Earl served as Reeve of Keppel Township from 1975-1980 and was on Grey County Council as well. He also served on Grand Valley Insurance Board, Wiarton Feeder Sales Co-operative and was a member of the North Derby United Church. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Earl HEWITSON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Jack FEARNALL officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to North Derby United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society - Bluewater - Owen Sound Transportation Division would be greatly appreciated.

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BEACOCK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-14 published
SMITH, Dorothy Eileen (CROWE- BRANDON)
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Dorothy SMITH of Elmvale, In her 80th year. Wife of the late William E. (Murray) SMITH. Beloved daughter of the late Sara and Russell BRANDON. Dear mother of Douglas CROWE (Eldeen,) Brian (Sam) CROWE (Linda), Judy BEACOCK (Vernon) and Gerald CROWE (Marina). Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jennifer, Matthew (Jessica), Scott, Stacey (Crowe) Jason, Nicole and Miranda Craddock, Adam and Alisha CROWE and her great-grand_son Montgomery CROWE. Sister of Joan (Don) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Shirley BOYD and the late Betty McFADDEN and Morley BRANDON. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BEADLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-21 published
FAY, Donna Ellen (née BEADLE)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday morning May 16, 2008. In her 71st year, Donna Ellen FAY (née BEADLE,) loving wife and friend of Jamie FAY. Loving mother of Paul FAY and his wife Ronda. Loving grandmother of Amber and Melissa. Dear sister of Harlene and her husband Lynn BARTLETT. Dear aunt of Kate and her husband Rob LONGRIDGE, and Mark BARTLETT. Predeceased by her parents Walter BEADLE and his wife Ellen (nee FERGUSON.) A private family service was held at Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. Doctor Brad CLARK officiated. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BEAGLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-25 published
GRANT, Bert F.
Peacefully, at his residence in Toronto, on Thursday, April 24, 2008, in his 86th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Betty in 1999. Bert will be missed by his friend and companion Hazel KERR. Loved father of Suzanne (Jim ROBB,) Dianne (Josef KOCH) and Bert A. (Nancy). Proud grandfather of Bert C. (Lisa), Lori (Paul BANFIELD,) and Sara GRANT; Christopher and Lesley ROBB Fiona and Melissa KOCH. Cherished great-grandfather to Kaylie and Molly GRANT; Emily and Grant BANFIELD. Loving brother of Margaret (Jack BEAGLEY) and the late William (Peggy.) Also sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family, Friends and business associates. The family wishes to acknowledge, with sincere appreciation, caregivers Luth, Mely and Nadime, and Doctor Alan FEGELMAN. Shortly after his enlisted service with the Royal Canadian Air Force Bert joined his father in the family business, eventually becoming Chairman of the Board. The company blossomed under his direction into Crestview Investment Corporation, including Lawrence Construction Co. Limited and Bert F. Grant Management, which now owns and manages several residential, commercial and retail properties and developments throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Peterborough, Muskoka and Barrie. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Funeral service at 11 o'clock on Monday, April 28 in St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue. Private family interment. If desired, donations may be made to The Lung Association, 573 King Street East, Suite #201, Toronto M5A 4L3, or a charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through: www.humphreymiles.com

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BEAL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-19 published
ERSKINE, Marguerite " Maggie"
(January 7, 1925-March 14, 2008)
Marguerite ERSKINE, beloved wife of the late Clayton Warren ERSKINE and loving mother of Leslie ERSKINE and son-in-law Tim BEAL and the late Lisa ERSKINE, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 14, 2008 at the age of 83 years. Maggie was born on January 7, 1925 in Montreal, Québec, the fifth of thirteen children. Her many loves included music, singing, reading and being surrounded by nature. Her life experiences included nursing, working as a stewardess for Trans Canada Airline, joining the Royal Canadian Air force but most importantly to her, she dedicated her life to being a wife and mother. Maggie found great joy and was blessed by the love of her family and many Friends. She will be sadly missed by the people whose lives she touched. A Celebration of Maggie's Life will be held at McInnis and Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary) on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Maggie ERSKINE, a tree will be planted at Calgary's Fish Creek Provincial Park with a Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, September 14, 2008.

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BEAL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
BOUILLON, Marina Jana (née STOKLASA)
Peacefully, after a long battle with cancer, with her husband by her side, at Parkwood Hospital, on Wednesday, December 26, 2007, Marina Jana BOUILLON (STOKLASA,) of London, in her 61st year. Dear wife of Dennis for over 36 years. Mother of Monica BEAL and grandmother of Josephine, Molly and Anna Marina (deceased 1997.) Dear sister of Olga and her husband Jim MOUNTAIN of California. Daughter of the late Liba (2004) and Jerry (1999) STOKLASA. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Marina's life will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd., (1 block east of Egerton). Donations to the Parkwood Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Marina BOUILLON.

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BEAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-15 published
BEAL, David
Peacefully in his sleep early Wednesday morning, May 14th, at Saint Mary's Hospital. He was much loved and will be much missed by his wife Diane, daughter Lesley, son-in-law Pierre, son Timothy, daughter-in-law Tori, grand_son James, and sister Pat. He was predeceased by his elder son, Jolyon. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation, 5th floor North, in his memory would be gratefully appreciated.

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BEALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
GILLIARD, Joan Frances (WATSON)
Peacefully, at Norman Site of Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Friday, March 28th, 2008. Joan Frances GILLIARD (WATSON) of Sarnia and formerly of Forest in her 73rd year. Predeceased by her husband James (1959). Lovingly remembered by her children Michael (Sally TEAKLE) of Sarnia, Wendy DESCHUTTER (Tony GIOIOSA) of Bright's Grove and Tony of Costa Rica. Dear grandma of Tara (Mike) PETRUS of Northville, Laura GILLIARD of Strathroy, Brittany DESCHUTTER (Jason SHIPLEY) of Brantford, Travis DESCHUTTER of Toronto, Kyleigh GILLIARD and Josh GILLIARD; both of Lowell, Michigan and Nicholas GERDEMAN of Alto, Michigan. Great-grandma of Ella PETRUS. Survived by her sisters-in-law Pat WATSON, Doris GILLIARD and Betty BEALE. Predeceased by her brother Jack WATSON. Friends will be received at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, Forest on Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 from 12: 30 to 1 p.m. Memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Interment of ashes at Beechwood cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home (519 786-2401). Donations and condolences may be left online at www.dodgefuneralhome.com. In memory of Joan, a living tribute has been planted. As the tree grows, so will your memories. - the Denning family

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BEALEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-07 published
BEALEY, Elsie Beatrice " Betty"
Born April 28, 1913, died March 28, 2008 in Toronto. Eldest daughter of the late Ernest Richard BEALEY and Agnes Jeanette McATRON, granddaughter of the British poet and Mason, Richard Rome BEALEY. Predeceased by her sisters Margaret EATON (1948) and Barbara PATEY (1988) and dear friend Joe GILL (1989.) Loving aunt of Derek and Eileen PATEY (Port Elgin), Ron and Sandra PATEY (Georgetown), Tony PATEY (Mississauga,) Anne and Don MacGREGOR (Alexandria,) Janet and Doctor William BROWN (Niagara-on-the-Lake) and all their families. Graduate of North Toronto Collegiate Institute and University College, University of Toronto in Honours English, recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal in 1935. She completed an M.A. in 1976 and M.Ed. in 1985. Betty, a gifted teacher, writer and poet, taught English at North Toronto Collegiate Institute from 1941 to 1972, serving 16 years as head of the English Dept. She inspired thousands of students to a greater appreciation of English literature. In 1992, she received the Confederation of Canada Medal for her excellent contributions to Education. The Bealey Laureateship for English is awarded annually to a graduating student of North Toronto Collegiate Institute. She edited and published textbooks of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth, for use in Ontario Schools, and coauthored 'Style and Structure' a textbook of English grammar and composition. Her collection of poetry, 'A Life Story, A Love Story' was published in 1995 for her many Friends, colleagues and family. Dedicated supporter of the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the North Toronto Collegiate Institute Foundation, a volunteer for the University of Toronto bookshop and the Toronto General Hospital Auxiliary, and a faithful member of Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, North Toronto. She will be greatly missed by her family and Friends and the academic community that meant so much to her. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Trull Funeral Home 'North Toronto Chapel', 2704 Yonge Street, Toronto (416-488-1101). Interment of ashes and reception to follow. Visitation from one hour prior to the service. If desired, donations in memory of Betty may be made to Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, North Toronto, The North Toronto Collegiate Institute Foundation or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.mem.com.

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BEALS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
BEALS, Frederick Alexander
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the age of 66 surrounded by his family and Friends. Frederick was born in North Preston, Nova Scotia and came to Toronto in 1962. Loving husband of Pamela (née ALLISON.) Predeceased by his parents Myrtle and Joseph. Cherished father of Patricia (Allan), Dave (Carrie), Paula, Kyle (Crystal). Loving grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Survived by his sisters Ivory (Samuel), Beverley (Glen), Jessie (Beazley), Hilda (David), Margaret (Ernest), Cohnie (Robert), Ceclie and predeceased by his sister Augusta, brothers Bertie, Steven (Francis), Joseph (Julie), Glen (Carol), Terry, Blake, Adam (Melinda), Larry (Julia), Vincent, Sidney (Naterine) and predeceased by Jeff. Frederick will be fondly remembered by his long time Friends Dolly and Don Simmonds. Frederick was a fence installer for over 30 years. He was well known in his neighbourhood for helping children fix their bikes. Family and Friends will be received at Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., 416-423-1000 on Sunday from 5-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.heritagefuneralcentre.ca

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BEAMER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-27 published
EDGAR, Doris Mary Ann (née CAMPBELL)
In loving memory of Doris Mary Ann. Born in Saugeen Township, Ontario on Friday, February 26, 1937, passed away at Wingham and District Hospital, North Huron (Wingham), Ontario on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 in her 71st year. The former Doris CAMPBELL, beloved wife of the late Harold EDGAR who predeceased her in 2005. Dear mother of Ernie and Theresa ALBERT of Wingham, Diane and Percy HOLMES of Brampton, Mike and Barb ALBERT of Brussels, Rodney and Colleen McCULLOCH of Elmwood, Harold and Venita McCULLOCH of Dundalk, Roland and Cherie McCULLOCH of Huron Park and Robert and Tanna ALBERT of Hanover. Sister of Ruth McCULLOCH, Margaret WEBER, Martha McCULLOCH and John CAMPBELL. Also survived by 30 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Harold and Dorothy CAMPBELL, son William Joseph ALBERT, four brothers and one sister. The visitation was held at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Wednesday, February 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral services were held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Wayne B. BEAMER officiating. The interment was in Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow, Ontario.
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BEAMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-10 published
BEAMES, Richard McDonald "Dick," Ph.D., P.Ag.
After a long battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Dick passed away January 7, 2008, aged 76 years. He will be sadly missed by Lilian, his loving wife of 51 years, his sons Douglas, Jeffery, Malcolm, Bruce (Ann), grandchildren Courtney, Lukas, Kyle, Thomas, and daughter-in-law Daphne. A memorial service will be held, Wednesday, January 16 at 1 p.m. at St. Philip's Anglican Church, 3737 West 27th Ave., Vancouver. The family wishes to express their great appreciation to Marion Hospice medical staff and caregivers. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of donations to the ALS Society of British Columbia, #208-1600 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1R3. Walkey and Company Funeral Directors 604-738-0006.

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BEAMISH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-07 published
MADGE, George
Beloved husband of the former Beatrice GIBSON of Lucknow and formerly of Waterloo at Wingham Hospital on March 5, 2008 age 69. Also survived by Aunt Bertha BEAMISH of London, several cousins in London, Grand Bend and California and Gibson in-laws, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Florence and Bill MADGE. Visitation at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, (519-528-3432) Lucknow on Friday, March 7, 2008 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com

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BEAMISH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-29 published
WOOD, Hugh " Red" Hugh McDonald
Born in London, Ontario May 27, 1928. son of John and Catherine WOOD (deceased.) It is with sadness that we announce his death on Saturday, June 28, 2008. Beloved husband for 58 years of Grace (née BEAMISH). Dear father of Scot WOOD (Maggie), Craig WOOD (Maureen,) and Andrew WOOD (Anne.) Proud grandfather of Gabrielle, Chad (Teresa), Chelsea, Shannon and Melanie, and great-grandfather of Ty WOOD. Hugh is survived by his brothers Thomas of London and John of White Rock, British Columbia. Predeceased by sisters Betty, Agnes, Catherine, Isabel, Margaret and Minnette and brothers Archie and William. Hugh was past president of the London Curling Club. He also enjoyed taking an active committee role on both the Silver Broom and Canadian Briar Curling Championships. In 1995 he served as Honorary Chairperson of the Quebec International Curling Bonspiel. In addition to curling, Hugh enjoyed golf and harness racing. For more than 25 years he refereed Canadian University Football and developed great Friendships. Hugh was well known in the London area as sales representative for Hiram Walkers. Special thanks to Anita Stenning who has provided loving nursing care and Friendship to both Hugh and Grace for the past five years. Also thanks to Doctor Trinker and staff for their professional and compassionate care. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, July 3 from 2-3 p.m. where the memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex or McCormick Out Reach Services Program would be appreciated. "To honour Hugh we ask that you raise your glass and toast to family, Friends and good health".

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BEAMISH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
McGURK, John Eamon
With profound sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of their beloved father John in Toronto, on March 12th, 2008. John was surrounded by family, daughter Kelly (Chuck), sons John (Suzanne) and Derek (Cate), sisters Mary and Kay and brothers Steve and Terry who will mourn the loss of a wonderful father and brother. John was born and raised in Toronto to parents Richard and Bridget on November 9, 1938. In 1962 he married his wife, Estelle (née BEAMISH,) who predeceased him in 2005. John's eight grandchildren, Ryan, Brett, Kaitlin, Hailey, Josh, Lynda, Ava and Nash will miss his presence at family dinners, his generosity, humour, and his unfailingly good advice. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1956 and was a proud Veteran. A dedicated firefighter for 31 years, John served with the former East York Fire Department, retiring in 1993 with a record of excellent service and a history of legendary practical jokes. John will be remembered for his exuberance and warmth. He was an excellent story teller and listener, who loved laughter and did much good. John was a consummate Irishman and a proud Canadian. John was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed working at various times for the Toronto Argonauts, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Molson Indy. An avid golfer, John had been most recently employed by Coppinwood Golf Course in Uxbridge. John had a keen interest in hockey and derived tremendous enjoyment from watching his children and grandchildren play the game at various arenas throughout the Greater Toronto Area. He will be remembered for the words of encouragement he offered freely not only to his own players, but to others as well. John was always happy to spend time with fellow veterans at the Uxbridge Legion as well as other Legions in the areas he visited while on vacation. The family wishes to thank the medical and spiritual support staff of Saint Michael's Hospital for their care and compassion, and Father Paul McCARTHY of Uxbridge for his guidance and support. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 170, Uxbridge. Friends may visit at the Low and Low Funeral Home 23 Main Street South Uxbridge 905-852-3073 on Sunday, March 16, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 70 Toronto Street, Uxbridge at 11: 00 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2008 (a date which John would no doubt have appreciated). Following the Funeral Mass, the family welcomes you to join for a reception at The Royal Canadian Legion (109 Franklin Street, Uxbridge). Online condolences can be made at www.lowandlow.ca.

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BEANEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-22 published
McARTHUR, Margaret Elaine (née SCOTT)
At the Southampton Care Centre with her family by her side on Monday, May 19th, 2008, the former Margaret SCOTT at the age of 91 years. Beloved wife for 65 years of Harold McARTHUR. Mother of Ron and his wife Jo of Port Elgin, Linda and her husband Wayne SPENCER of Edmonton, Ann and her husband Murray MAAS of Southampton, and Verna and her friend Mark BEANEY of Owen Sound. Grandma to Andy and Devin McARTHUR, Dana and Kris SPENCER, and Alison, Brian, and Kimberly MAAS. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren. Sister of Mabel SMITH of Stratford, Edna McCARREL of Port Elgin, and sister-in-law of Dave MacARTHUR. She is predeceased by her parents William and May SCOTT. A memorial service will be conducted in the Community of Christ Church, corner of Market and Bricker Street, Port Elgin on Saturday, May 24th, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. with Elder Bill McCARTY officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Community of Christ World Accord or the Children's Aid Society, Walkerton would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BEAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
BURWELL, John Richard
Left us suddenly on Sunday March 23rd, 2008. John Richard BURWELL, born March 1, 1937. Beloved husband of Helen KEIZER, Dear father of John Richard BURWELL Jr, (Tammy SHARP) of Louisiana, Robyn (BURWELL) BEAR (Brett) of Cambridge, Tammy (BURWELL) COCHOIS (David) of Tecumseh, Ron KEIZER (Dorothy) of Winnipeg, Alan KEIZER (Kerry) of Sault Saint Marie, Wayne KEIZER of Selkirk; brother of Robert BURWELL (Theresa) of Saint Thomas, Ronald BURWELL (Annie) of London, Bill SANDHAM (Marilyn) of Tillsonburg; life long friend Marguerite FOWLOW of Alymer. Predeceased by his father Lewis BURWELL (January 2006,) mother Minnie (BALL) BURWELL (September 1990,) sister Joan (BURWELL) MYERS (October 1966,) nephew Randy BURWELL (February 2002,) step sister Betty JONES (January 2008.) Dick as he was known to most, also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and as of last week became a great-grandfather. He will also be sorely missed by Friends from all over the world. At his request, no service will be held. Remembrances can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The "Mayor" as he was known in Port Stanley will always be remembered for his sharp wit, his love of a cold beer, and his compassion for all. Dad touched the hearts of all he knew and will be missed but never forgotten.

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BEAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
CAMPBELL, Robert " Bob" Blake
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday April 13th, 2008. Mr. Robert ("Bob") Blake CAMPBELL of Chatham. Born in Detroit, Michigan, November 16th, 1929. son of the late John R. CAMPBELL (1959) and Ada Margaret CRAGG (1993.) Beloved husband of the late Doreen "Dodie" CAMPBELL (January 5th, 2005.) Loving father of Kim and his wife Carol, Todd, Kerri and her husband Dennis BREWER, and Bob Jr. and friend Carolynne BREEDON. Loving grandpa of Kelly (Tony) BEAR, Robbie and Mark, Melissa (Evan) ERRIN, Jeff (Jenn) BREWER and Bob (Megan) BREWER, Kaitlin and Kyle BREEDON. Great-grandpa of Bryce and Sadie Bear. Loving brother of Donna and Ted Young of Windsor and Ruth Ann WALKER of Chatham. Brother-in-law of Jack and Maryanne MOORE of Tupperville. Loved by many nieces and nephews. A Great Car Guy-starting in the car business with his dad in 1948 and continuing with Campbell Toyota with his children and grandchildren carrying it on. A special thank you to St. Andrew's Residence, Doctor Tom PERKINS and Doctor Don BRISBIN for the concern and care given to our dad during his struggle with congestive heart failure. A celebration of Bob's Life will be held Saturday April 19th, 2008 from 2: 00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Maple City Country Club. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment to be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the O.S.P.C.A., the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Donations will be received at Maple City Golf Course and at the funeral home. Family and Friends may send on-line condolences at www.alexanderfuneralhome.ca "Rest well our Dear "Dad" and "Coach". You are finally with your beloved "Dodie". We love you both and will miss you so much!! Love the Campbell Kids.

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BEARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
MOREASH, William Arthur
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Friday June 20th, 2008, William Arthur MOREASH passed away in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Velma (Darrach) MOREASH for 60 years. Father of Sandra WALKER of Prince Edward Island, Shirley (Tommy) WYLIE and Judy (Michael) MORRISSEY. Grandfather of Shane WALKER, Kerry (Robert) BLACKWELL, Bridle CHIAPPETTA (David), Tommy (Jennifer) WYLIE, Corinne (Richard) DALAL and 12 great-grandchildren. Dearest brother of Betty GILBY and Phyllis (Ron) BEARD of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by brothers Dowe, Alec and Gerald all of Nova Scotia. As per Bill's wishes cremation has taken place. At the family's request memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Dialysis Unit at Victoria Hospital in William's memory. William's final resting place will be in Prince Edward Island.

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BEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-10 published
KITAY, Fred
(Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #34, Orillia)
Passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (nee: SOLTYS.) Loving father of Ann (Chris), Ken (Danuta) and Amy. Wonderful Papa to Elizabeth, Jessica, Patrick, Christopher, Jordan and Daniel. Fred will also be missed by his sisters Mary, Lucille, Vera, Ruby, Kitty and Evelyn and by his special companion Rilla BEARD. Visitation will be held at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 12 noon until time of funeral service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Papa will be remembered for his love of animals, his time with us at the farm and most of all, his devotion to family. We were lucky to celebrate his 80th birthday this past summer.

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BEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-27 published
DENIKE, Aileen Margaret (née WHIDDEN)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 24 at Thompson House, Toronto, in her 95th year.
Beloved wife of the late T. Wallace DENIKE. Cherished mother of Judith (deceased,) Gerry DEANIKE (Mary-Anne) and Janice EICHNER (Karl). Dearest Nana to Robin and Jeffrey DENIKE, William and Pamela DEANIKE and great-granddaughter Charley DENIKE.
Aileen was predeceased by her brothers, Gordon and Maurice WHIDDEN and her sister Ruth BEARD. Sorely missed by best friend Gladys HOUCK, sister-in-law Greta WHIDDEN and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces in Canada and the U.S. She had been a resident of Thompson House for 16 years and enjoyed many dear Friends and an active social life to the end.
An accomplished singer and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Aileen gave her time, talents and heart to those she loved, her church and her community.
The family is grateful to the caring staff at Thompson House. Donations in Aileen's memory to the Don Mills Foundation for Seniors would be greatly appreciated.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 at the Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway West, Toronto. Private interment.
Mother Teresa said "We can do no great things - only small things with great love". This is the essence of our darling mother and friend. We thank God for sharing her with us for so long.

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BEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
DENIKE, Aileen Margaret (née WHIDDEN)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 24 at Thompson House, Toronto, in her 95th year.
Beloved wife of the late T. Wallace DENIKE. Cherished mother of Judith (deceased,) Gerry DEANIKE (Mary-Anne) and Janice EICHNER (Karl). Dearest Nana to Robin and Jeffrey DENIKE, William and Pamela DEANIKE and great-grand-daughter Charley DENIKE.
Aileen was predeceased by her brothers, Gordon and Maurice WHIDDEN and her sister Ruth BEARD. Sorely missed by best friend Gladys HOUCK, sister-in-law Greta WHIDDEN and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces in Canada and the U.S. She had been a resident of Thompson House for 16 years and enjoyed many dear Friends and an active social life to the end.
An accomplished singer and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Aileen gave her time, talents and heart to those she loved, her church and her community.
The family is grateful to the caring staff at Thompson House. Donations in Aileen's memory to the Don Mills Foundation for Seniors would be greatly appreciated.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 at the Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway West, Toronto. Private interment.
Mother Teresa said "We can do no great things - only small things with great love". This is the essence of our darling mother and friend. We thank God for sharing her with us for so long.

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BEARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
DENIKE, Aileen Margaret (née WHIDDEN)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 24 at Thompson House, Toronto, in her 95th year.
Beloved wife of the late T. Wallace DENIKE. Cherished mother of Judith (deceased,) Gerry DEANIKE (Mary-Anne) and Janice EICHNER (Karl). Dearest Nana to Robin and Jeffrey DENIKE, William and Pamela DEANIKE and great-grand-daughter Charley DENIKE.
Aileen was predeceased by her brothers, Gordon and Maurice WHIDDEN and her sister Ruth BEARD. Sorely missed by best friend Gladys HOUCK, sister-in-law Greta WHIDDEN and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces in Canada and the U.S. She had been a resident of Thompson House for 16 years and enjoyed many dear Friends and an active social life to the end.
An accomplished singer and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Aileen gave her time, talents and heart to those she loved, her church and her community.
The family is grateful to the caring staff at Thompson House. Donations in Aileen's memory to the Don Mills Foundation for Seniors would be greatly appreciated.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 at the Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway West, Toronto. Private interment.
Mother Teresa said "We can do no great things - only small things with great love". This is the essence of our darling mother and friend. We thank God for sharing her with us for so long.

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