BRIAND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
BRIAND, Maria
At her residence on Friday March 14, 2008 Maria BRIAND of London in her 78th year. Predeceased by her son Gary. Dear mother of Mark and his wife Anna BRIAND of London. Loving grandmother to Megan BRIAND. Dear sister of Della, Evelyn, Sarah, Mickey and Orillia. A memorial service for Friends and relatives will be held at Saint_Justin's Catholic Church 855 Jalna Blvd., London on Saturday March 29th, 2008 commencing at 10 a.m. Burial of ashes will be at Notre Dame Cemetery in Montreal Quebec at a later date. Forest City Cremation Service in care of arrangements.

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BRIANT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-20 published
JEFFRIES, Frank Thomas
Peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, Frank passed away on Monday, February 11, 2008 at the age of 65. Loving and loved husband of Wendy. Proud and devoted father of Stephen and Kevin. Predeceased by his parents Jack JEFFRIES and Velma Jeffries BRIANT. Dear older brother of Diane (Des HOPLEY), Ken (Tina), Jim (Lynne), Allan and Brian (Valerie). Son-in-law of Mildred and the late Chappie HOWES. Brother-in-law of Bill (Fikret,) Judy (Jim ROBBINSON,) Pat, Rick (Sylvie) and David. Frank will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Our entire family want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Doctor Scott HOUSTON for his ever present caring and concern during Frank's brief illness. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (1-866-428-2637) from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday February 13, 2008. Funeral Service was held at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner on Thursday February 14, 2008 at 1 o'clock. Spring interment Stayner Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or a Charity of your choice would be appreciated. For more information or to sign the online guestbook, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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BRICE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-15 published
CALDWELL, Valerie " Val" (née WESTON,)
Valerie, beloved wife of Don and loving mother of John, died suddenly on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at Princess Margaret Hospital following a two year battle with cancer in her 62nd year. Val will also be missed by her cousins Lynn BRICE (Gananoque,) Eric MITCHEL (Ajax,) Ken RODGER (Lachute;) her father and mother-in- law, Doctor Donald and Mary CALDWELL (Ottawa;) and by her sisters and brothers-in-law. She was the only child of Ernest and Ruth WESTON. Valerie's legacy of love, laughter and creativity will be a part of us all. Family will receive Friends at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road (north of Sheppard Ave./ west of Yonge St.), Toronto, 416-221-3404 on Wednesday, July 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service in the Chapel on Thursday, July 17 at 2 p.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A special thank you is extended to Doctor Donna EDWARDS, Val's physician, and to the Princess Margaret Hospital. Heartfelt thanks to all who sent their sympathies and best wishes.

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BRICKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-08 published
READHEAD, Ross Edmund
At the Henderson Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday, July 6, 2008 (on his 85th birthday) in his 86th year, Ross READHEAD, loving husband and best friend of Helen Verneicea READHEAD (née SMART.) Father of Lois JACKSON and her husband Don of Saint Thomas, Edmund Ross READHEAD of Vancouver Island, Anne READHEAD and John KUEHNL- CADWELL of Welland. Stepfather of James BROWN and his wife Sharon of New Dundee, Jonathon BROWN and his wife Catherine of Collingwood, Susan BROWN and Judy JORDAN of Toronto, Belinda Solly and her husband Jeffery of Brooklyn, Ontario, Peter BROWN and his wife Andrea of Waterloo. Loving grandfather of Tina and Matt GRAY/GREY, Susanne and Keith WALKER, Katie SMITH and Daryl HEYWOOD, Brandy And Michael HOLMES, Robin JACKSON and great-grandfather of Stephen and Austin, James and Dylan, Jack, Liam and Carter. Brother of Audrey (the late John) RAE, Joyce (Patrick) BRICKER, Donna REID. Ross READHEAD was a United Church minister; was a Columnist with the Brantford Expositor, where he wrote a weekly column in the Religion section; a graduate of McMaster University; a former probation and parole officer in Simcoe and Brantford for many years; was an avid curler and a member of the Brant Curling Club charter member of the Probus Club. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating Ross's life will be set at a later date. If wished, memorial donations to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford 519-758-1553 www.mccleisterfuneralhom

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BRICKNELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-07-16 published
BRICKNELL, Ed
In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, Ed, who passed away July 18, 2006.
He Is Only Away
In your thoughts and your hearts
You are always together, never apart
In your sorrow, remember
He is only away.
Though he may not be with you, Memories stay
And in times when your hurt
Isn't too much to bear
When you really look in your heart,
He'll be there.
- Lovingly remembered by relatives and Friends
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BRICKWOOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
SAUNDERS, Archie E.
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Thursday, June 5, 2008. Archie E. SAUNDERS of Woodingford Lodge and formerly of Oxford Street, Woodstock in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Vera F. SAUNDERS of over 62 years. Dear father of Nancy BRICKWOOD and her husband Edward of British Columbia, and Jill MacKAY and her husband Barry of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Bradley (Lorae) Brickwood of British Columbia, and Scott BRICKWOOD of Alberta; Jason MacKAY of Woodstock and Andrea (Ronin) JONG of Toronto. Loved great-grandfather of Conor, Logan, Samantha and Vanessa BRICKWOOD. Dear brother of Ena (Bev) AVEY of Norwich, Doris (Fred) GRIGGS, Phyllis (Earl) McGEE, Bud (Dona) SAUNDERS, Clifford (Marg) SAUNDERS, Jack (Donna) SAUNDERS all of Woodstock. Dear brother-in-law of Dorothy SAUNDERS, Helen SAUNDERS, Olga HALL, Jack (Donna) McGEE and Lila McGEE. Also survived by his loving companion Benji. Predeceased by his brothers Jim (Alice) SAUNDERS, Harold SAUNDERS, George (Eileen) SAUNDERS, Fred SAUNDERS, Robert SAUNDERS, William SAUNDERS. Archie was employed with Timberjack, Woodstock for many years, served four years overseas during World War 2, member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #55 Woodstock, member of the Calico Cats Square Dancing Club (36 years), the Swinging Wheels camping group and a member of the Church of the Epiphany (former member of All Saints Anglican). Friends and relatives are invited to join with the family at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock 519-539-0004, on Sunday, June 8, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. only. The funeral Service to celebrate Archie's life will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Richard JONES of Church of the Epiphany officiating. Interment later in the Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Church of the Epiphany would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BRIDEKIRK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
BRIDEKIRK, Bill
At the C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Bill BRIDEKIRK, 87 years, of Petrolia. Bill was predeceased by his wife Ethel (née (ROBINSON1994)) and a son Gary (1978). He will be missed by his daughters Marie and Morley SCOTT of Petrolia, Dorothy and Cliff BRADLEY of Sarnia, and Sandra BRIDEKIRK of Sarnia. Bill was a loving grandfather to eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and twelve great great-grandchildren. Bill was the son of the late George and Irene (AYRHEART) BRIDEKIRK. Dear brother of Donelda and Leo MacKESY of Lakeview, Ohio, Dorothy and the late Stew KNUDSEN of Petrolia, the late Angus BRIDEKIRK (1946,) and the late Ken BRIDEKIRK (1992.) Bill will also be missed by his daughter-in-law Hazel MacKO of Dresden, a loyal friend Lenny and Barb SALISBURY, and many nieces and nephews. Bill was a member of the Laborers Union Local 1089 and was an avid hunter and trapper. Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Brian HORROBIN officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (Pat Mailloux Cataract Clinic). Memories and condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com

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BRIDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-24 published
TRIFON, Trifon
Peacefully at L.H.S.C. Victoria Hospital on Saturday, March 22, 2008, Trifon TRIFON in his 81st year. Cherished husband of Bessy of 50 years. Devoted father of Jim (Marina) and Christina BRIDEN (Clifford). Loving grandfather of Trinity, Vicki, William, Tryphonas and Georgia. Survived by sister Maria of London and brothers John and Peter of Greece. Friends will be received at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne) on Tuesday from 6: 30-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Rd. W. on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Prayers will be held in the chapel at 8 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or L.H.S.C. Cancer Program. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. Trifon Trifon

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BRIDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-03 published
BRIDEN, Douglas George
In loving memory of our dear husband, father and papa. We love and miss you everyday. Lovingly, wife June, 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

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BRIDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
WHITEHEAD, Eileen Deloris (HUNTER)
Gone to be with her soulmate, Eileen Deloris (HUNTER) WHITEHEAD, age 77, of Sarnia, on Thursday, July 24, 2008, loving wife of the late William WHITEHEAD (2006.) Dear mother of Ken WHITEHEAD, Serena WHITEHEAD (Dave), Angela BRIDEN (Ed) and Lynda HAMILTON (Terry) all of Sarnia, loving grandmother of Bill (Sierra), Teryl (Matt), Shanna, Blake, Chelsea, Rex, Khandace and Kris and great-grandmother of Gryphon. Sister of Edith (Ray) BOUDREAU, Eloise HUNTER, Marjorie HUNTER and Sandra WHITEHEAD. Sister-in-law of Mary (Jim,) Pat (Ray), George (Bonnie), Bob (Audrey), Stella and Edith (Dick). Many nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by her brothers Norm and his wife Ethel, Cliff, Lloyd and his wife June, John, Ila and her husband Swanee and Lily and her husband Dalton and brother-in-law Ted. Private family funeral services will be held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia. Cremation will follow. Friends may visit with the family at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #62, 286 N. Front Street, Sarnia, for a memorial service on Monday, July 28th from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society, Poppy Fund of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #62 or charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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BRIDGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
ROGER, William
Of Caressant Care Nursing Home, Saint Thomas passed away on Friday, April 4th, 2008, at his late residence, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Betty (SATCHELL) ROGER (1973) and dear uncle of the late Donna (Chase) FURLER. Dear brother of Joe (Jenny) WORANIUK and the late Tony WORANIUK, Anne DIAKIW and Rose GANCHER and her husband John, all of Saskatchewan. Dear brother-in-law of Bill BRIDGE. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Alvena, Saskatchewan on August 21, 1916, the son of the late Michael and Katherine ROGER. He lived at R.R.#1 Union over 50 years and was retired from Canadian Timken Ltd. He served in World War 2 and was a 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 41, Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 10: 00 a.m. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Interment in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BRIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
MOTHERSILL, Oliver
On March 14, 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia at 80 years of age. Father, grandfather, retired insurance adjuster, veteran of the merchant marine, cyclist, swimmer and nature lover. Predeceased in 2003 by his wife Caroline and earlier this year by his sister Mary. He is survived by his children Gillian (Alan ILSLEY,) Ellen (Rob PEARCE), Carol (John LAWTON), Anne (Glen JOLLY), Barbara (Steve BUTLER) and John (Melanie BRIDGE.) He also leaves 7 grandchildren and his brother Joe MOTHERSILL. At Oliver's request, there will be no service. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for their compassionate care.

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BRIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-24 published
MacLEOD, Harold Morris
Duty Carried Out Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Major (Ret.) Harold Morris MacLEOD, CD2, Bronze Cross (Netherlands,) 85, of Melville Heights Retirement Residence, Halifax (formerly of Kingsport, Nova Scotia), died peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in Halifax. Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he was the eldest son of the late Daniel and Maude (MORRISON) MacLEOD. A graduate of Sydney Academy, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 until his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1969. Following World War 2, in 1949, he was awarded The Netherlands Bronze Cross in recognition of his participation in the liberation of the Netherlands. After retirement, Harold attended Acadia University graduating in 1973 with a B.A. and B. Ed. and was awarded the Birk's Medal in Education. He then taught grades 9 and 10 English at Cornwallis District High School, Canning, for twelve years. He had a rich, amazing life: he saved the lives of his air crew during a crash-landing in Holland; travelled the world served as an elder in the United Church of Canada; member of VP International and was an active leader in the Royal Canadian Legion - Habitant Branch, Canning. An avid pilot, gardener, carpenter and opera lover, he was a hero to his family, modelling respect, dignity, integrity, responsibility and love of family. He enjoyed all that life offered him and shared it with humour right to the end. He is survived by his daughters, Betty, Halifax, Judy (Paul BUSHNELL), Kingsport, Wendy (Rick BOYD), Cold Lake; brother, Horace, South Bar; sister-in-law, Hazel (Roy GEDDES), Sydney River; eight grandchildren, Kathryn, Ewan, Shauna, Chrissy, Tori, Sandra, Jenna and Patrick, nine great-grandchildren (10th on the way) and eleven nieces and nephews, all of whom loved him dearly. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Doris Kathryn (Winsor;) and brother, Arthur (Marion BRIDGE.) Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by family request. The family will celebrate his life at a memorial service on Friday, July 25th at 11: 00 a.m. at Emmanuel United Church, Kingsport, conducted by the Reverend Linda Winton. Interment of his ashes will be in Habitant Cemetery following the service. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion -- Habitant Branch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emmanuel United Church, Kingsport, Prostate Cancer Research or the Palliative Care Unit 5A (V.G. Hospital). Arrangements are under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Harold's family wishes to thank all of the professionals and Friends who supported him over the past two years - especially his newer Friends at Melville Heights. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com

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

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BRIDGES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-09 published
MILLER, John Clayton, B.A., LLB
(August 9th, 1925-November 13, 2007)
Passed away peacefully at home on November 13th, 2007 in his 83rd year, surrounded by family and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Margaret and George MILLER and his wife Nancy MILLER (ROBSON.) Much loved father of Victoria MILLER (Robert ANDREWS), Ottawa, and Robson MILLER (Vancouver, British Columbia). Sadly missed by his grandchildren; Chris and Sean TASSE, and Deirdre and Lyndon ANDREWS. Dear brother of Verna FOX (Doug) of Cambridge, Ontario, and uncle to Elizabeth MOTZ (Stephan) of San Antonio, Texas. John was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his partner of five years, Bessie HUBBLE, and her family. Family and Friends are invited to attend a graveside service for the interment at Hillcrest Cemetery (Tara, Ontario), near Owen Sound on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. The Reverend Canon John BRIDGES and Reverend Linda NICKSON officiating. Reception to follow. Arrangements in the care of Belleville Funeral Home And Chapel, 68 North Front Street, Belleville (613-968-5080).

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BRIDGES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-15 published
COOPER, Gordon
The family of the late Gordon COOPER would like to thank all who have shared with them in their bereavement. Special thanks and sincere gratitude to everyone for their love and support, your telephone calls, flowers, visits, cards and prayers have been a source of strength, encouragement and comfort to us. Special thanks to Doctor Mary MacKENZIE and all the triage nurses at the cancer clinic, especially Paul, who eased my concerns many times by phone. Also many thanks to the Community Care Access Centre who came to our aid the last week. Last but by no means least, we sincerely thank Major Larry BRIDGES for the lovely service and also the Salvation Army Brass Ensemble which Gord sometimes played with. He would have been pleased to have you there. Thank you, everyone. Betty Cooper and all the family. "The song has ended but the melody lingers on."

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BRIDGES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
BRIDGES, Sister Jo-Anne (Frances) I.B.V.M.
Died peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Sr. BRIDGES was in her 45th year as a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters). Daughter of the late Eric BRIDGES and Iris Anna May GAHAN. Sr. BRIDGES is survived by her sister Diane Bridges THICKE, (Brian THICKE, M.D.,) brother John (Linda) BRIDGES, nephew James BRIDGES, aunt Joyce CONRY and many cousins and dear Friends. Sr. Jo-Anne taught at Loretto College School and Loretto Abbey for some years, then assisted in the High School Library and served as Regional Archivist for the I.B.V.M. Community. Friends may call at Loretto Abbey, 101 Mason Blvd. on Friday, March 7th from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Prayers will be at 7: 00 p.m. on Friday evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Loretto Abbey Chapel, on Saturday, March 8th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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BRIDGES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-09 published
MILLER, John Clayton, B.A., LLB
(August 9th, 1925-November 13, 2007)
Passed away peacefully at home on November 13th, 2007 in his 83rd year, surrounded by family and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Margaret and George MILLER and his wife Nancy MILLER (ROBSON.) Much loved father of Victoria MILLER (Robert ANDREWS), Ottawa, and Robson MILLER (Vancouver, British Columbia). Sadly missed by his grandchildren; Chris and Sean TASSE, and Deirdre and Lyndon ANDREWS. Dear brother of Verna FOX (Doug) of Cambridge, Ontario, and uncle to Elizabeth MOTZ (Stephan) of San Antonio, Texas. John was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his partner of five years, Bessie HUBBLE, and her family. Family and Friends are invited to attend a graveside service for the interment at Hillcrest Cemetery (Tara, Ontario), near Owen Sound on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. The Reverend Canon John BRIDGES and Reverend Linda NICKSON officiating. Reception to follow. Arrangements in the care of Belleville Funeral Home and Chapel, 68 North Front Street, Belleville (613-968-5080).

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BRIDGMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-11 published
SMALL, William Frederick
Died peacefully in his 99th year on March 7, 2008 in Northumberland, England. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis. Loving father of Peter (Angela). Pen BRIDGMAN (John). Grandfather to Mark (Alisa), Zoë (Jory), Gemma and Jamie and great-grandfather to Samantha. A tree will be planted in his memory in Vermont beside the pond he loved so. Donations in his memory to Ville Marie Oncology Foundation, 1538 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 209, Montreal, Québec H3G 1L5

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BRIEN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-23 published
ANN MAY TILSTON (O’ BRIEN) 1910 – 2008
Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday April 21, 2008
in Vancouver at the age of 97. Predeceased by her husband John. Ann is
survived by her sons Bill (Lynde) of Toronto and John (Lorraine) of Maple
and her grand_sons Andrew and Dylan of Vancouver, as well as her surviving
sisters and brothers and many nieces and nephews. Ann will be lovingly
remembered by her family and Friends who had the pleasure of her positive
attitude toward life. Thanks to her caregivers at Chalmers Lodge and in
her final days at Banfield Pavillion. Special thanks to Sham Sami and to
Jan O’Brien. A reception was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1440 –
12th Avenue on Saturday, April 26 at 2 pm to celebrate Ann’s life. If
desired, remembrances may be made to Manitoulin Family Resources for
Haven House.

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BRIER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-26 published
COOPER, Robert Charles
The family of the late Robert Charles COOPER wish to express their thanks and appreciation to everyone attending the visitations and memorial, for the many acts of kindness, messages of sympathy, beautiful floral tributes and memorial donations at the time of our bereavement. Special thanks to Major Earle BIRT for his loving memorial to Bob. God bless you always Major BIRT for your spiritual guidance and for always being at our side; to dear Sue GILLIAM for providing sustenance on Friday, to our dear Sharon BRIER and the Mount Brydges United Church Women for the wonderful luncheon provided following the Memorial Service; to the Funeral Director Neil ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Gill SUTHERLAND and everyone at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home in Mount Brydges for the kindness, guidance and special care shown to our family; to Jim FRAME, Bagpiper, for his beautiful "Amazing Grace" at the funeral home and at the grave site. Our gratitude always to Doctor Franklin WARSH our family doctor, Doctor Jawaid YOUNUS, Doctor Mark NELHAM, Doctor DAR, Doctor Richard MALTHANER, and to the nurses and staff of the London Regional Cancer Clinic and to the Victorian Order of Nurses for their support and loving care, without whom it would not have been possible to have my dear husband Bob at home during his illness. I will miss you my sweetheart, until we meet again - Elizabeth

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BRIGDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-01 published
MORRISON, Annie Melba (née CALLOW,) R.N.
November 6, 1919-February 23, 2008
Peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Beloved wife of 65 years of Kemp MORRISON. Proud mother of Maureen (Ron McWADE,) Bill (Mary) and Sandy (Margaret). Prouder grandmother of Tiffanie BRIGDEN (Kent ROWE), Jamie BRIGDEN (Maxine WILLIAMS), Cameron, Taylor and Whitney McWADE, John and Christopher MORRISON. Proudest great-grandmother of Jessie, Carter and Anndee ROWE. Predeceased by her daughters Helen (1946) and Ann (2003) (David BRIGDEN.) Melba had a special gift of making everyone who knew her, love her. She will be missed by all her Friends at Park Place Retirement Residence and elsewhere. Private family memorial service to be held at a later date. In memoriam donations to the Walter Callow Wheelchair Bus, P.O. Box 33034, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4T6 or the Salvation Army appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes 613-591-6580

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BRIGGS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-16 published
MORRIS POSTE, Joan (née McKENZIE)
Of Oliphant - With many fond memories to cherish and much love we say goodbye for now to Joan Morris POSTE. Much loved by husband Doug POSTE and the late Kris MORRIS; daughters Susie Morris BRIGGS of Oliphant, Leigh MORRIS (Rob WILSON) of Owen Sound and Grace (David) BLACK of Owen Sound. Eight wonderful grandchildren are blessed to have had her in their lives - Kristin, Ashley, Heather, Whitney, Erica, Kris, Alex and Vanessa; as well as sisters Mary MURRELL of Wiarton and Irene (John) GOOD of Oliphant. Her many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends, as well as family, will remember her warm smile, her generosity, her steadfast support of those who needed her, her sense of humour, her boundless energy, her unending optimism, her wisdom, her dinner parties and bridge skills and much more. Joan was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth (FOX) and Tom McKENZIE, sister Clare POSTE and brothers-in-law Bob MURRELL and Cameron GILDNER. Family and Friends are invited to share their memories at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Joan's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Ed LAKSMANIS and Rev. Ted DAVEY officiating. Interment Balsam Grove Cemetery. Donations made to Saint_John's United Church, Oliphant Campers Church or the Wiarton Hospital would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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BRIGGS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
FITZGERALD, Dorothy
Peacefully at University Hospital on May 2, 2008, Dorothy FITZGERALD of London in her 80th year. Loving mother of Susan, Janette (Kevin DALY), Tom (Lynda STADNYK), Geoff, Evan and Ian (Jennifer BRIGGS) FITZGERALD. Proud grandmother of Mark, Catherine (Richard MOORE,) Thomas, Matthew (Mel OVERHOLT), Laurie, Emily, Jennifer and Kathleen and great-grandmother of Alexandra, Isabelle and Nolan. Dear sister of the late Colin McNEIL. Fondly remembered by Martha and Marilyn FITZGERALD, Anne and Bruce CAMPBELL, many nieces, nephews and Friends. A memorial gathering to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, May 8, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. refreshments provided. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy are asked to consider the Salvation Army. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BRIGGS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
FURLER, Stacey Lynn
Unexpectedly, on Thursday, June 5, 2008, Stacey Lynn FURLER in her 30th year. Loving mother of Jonathan, daughter of Doris and Doug FURLER and granddaughter of Doris DUNN and the late David BRIGGS. Step-sister of Carriann. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A private family service was held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton), on Thursday June 12, 2008. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Evans Funeral Home (519) 451-9350. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Stacey.

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BRIGGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
AULD, Raymond
World War II Veteran
Peacefully at The Brant Centre, Burlington on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at the age of 90. Predeceased by his dear wife Ruth (nee PEARSE.) Loving father of Carolyn BRIGGS and her husband Glenn. Cherished grandfather of Cam. A Private Family Service has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Foundation would be appreciated. Special thanks to all the staff of the 3rd Floor at The Brant Centre for their comfort, care and love. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333) www.smithsfh.com

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BRIGGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-25 published
CAMERON, Grace (née LAKE)
Loved mother of Sheri and Stacy passed peacefully in her home on the early morning of Wednesday, January 23, 2008 completing 88 years of good living. Wife of the late Malcolm CAMERON, sister of the late Marjorie FEE, the late Evelyn (Billie) LAKE, the late Leonard LAKE, the late Ernie LAKE, and loving daughter of the late Florence and Ernest LAKE. Grace will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her niece Barbara THAKE and her husband Richard, her son-in-law Ivan GARCIA, her great-niece Kristin BRIGGS and her husband Steve and their children Cameron and Duncan, her great-nephew Jonathan THAKE and his wife Michelle, her great-niece Ashley WILSON and her husband Jeff and their daughter Claire Marjorie, and her very special caregiver and friend Phylis Watson. Special thanks to Doctor William DYMON for his wonderful care and support of Grace and her family. An interment at Park Lawn Cemetery will be attended by the family and a celebration of Grace's life will held for Friends at a later date. If desired, donations in Grace's memory to The Good Shepherd Non Profit Homes Inc., 10 Tracy Street, Toronto, M5A 4P2 would be appreciated.

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

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BRIGGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
BRIGGS, Lorna
Peacefully passed away after a lengthy illness at Bendale Acres Nursing Home on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Predeceased by her husband Jack and survived by her son John and his wife Pam, both from Australia, daughter Jan and her husband Don. Lorna will be sadly missed by her four grandchildren Carole, Ronda, Dave and Jamie. Special thanks to the staff at Bendale Acres for their care. No service. Arrangements entrusted to Giffen-Mack Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 416-281-6800. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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BRIGGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
BRIGGS, Winnifred Florence " Flo" (née HANSON)
Passed away peacefully at Cawthra Gardens on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Herb BRIGGS. Much loved mother of Dorinne and her husband Bill McCUNE and Ross and his wife Mary. Loving grandmother of Linda and Mark DAVIES, Steven and Lan COLE, David and Anne COLE, Anthony BRIGGS, Heather and Jorge SOUSA. Proud great-grandmother of Jaclyn, Jonathan and Kaitlyn. Special thanks to the staff at Cawthra Gardens for their wonderful care and support. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 12: 00 noon until time of service in the chapel at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Mount Peace Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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BRIGHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-28 published
COUTURE, Joseph Rudolph “Rudy&rdquo
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Saturday evening January 26, 2008. In his 93rd year, Rudy COUTURE, loving husband and friend of Jessie COUTURE (née GARVIE) for over seventy years. Loving father of Leora and her husband Keith WILSON and Rudy Jr. and his wife Jean. Dear father-in-law of Sharon (Mrs. Bob COUTURE.) Dear grandfather of sixteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Bob, his daughter Marilyn, by his three brothers Jimmy, Charlie and Wilfred and by his six sisters Clara THORNLEY, Irene KELLY, Viola HAWKE and Doris BRIGHAM, Bertha MORTON and Olive COUTURE and by his parents Charlie COUTURE and Eliza Jane (née MOLE.) Rudy enjoyed playing his fiddle. Friends may call at the Breckenridge- Ashcroft Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Spring interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Hepworth #586 would be appreciated by the family.

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BRIGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-09 published
McCLINCHEY, Frances Mary (HOLLYMAN)
Peacefully at Clinton Public Hospital on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 after a lengthy illness Mrs. Frances Mary (HOLLYMAN) McCLINCHEY of Blyth in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Robert McCLINCHEY. Loving mother of Patricia BRIGHAM and Wayne McCLINCHEY and his wife Dorothy all of Blyth. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Gregory, Jennifer, Mary, Kendra and Gordon and by one great-granddaughter Mieka. Also survived by one sister Dorothy STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Predeceased by her parents Francis and Mary (CARTER) HOLLYMAN, son-in-law James Brigham and brother-in-law Doug STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 407 Queen Street, Blyth on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. Donations to the Blyth Arena Living Tree Fund or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRIGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-12 published
BRIGHAM, Virginia Margaret " Peggy"
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, Virginia Margaret "Peggy" BRIGHAM (née WATTERWORTH) of London and formerly of Kerwood in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband John BRIGHAM (1987.) Fondly remembered by the Patterson family of Kerwood and Greg SMITH and family of London. The funeral service will be held in the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Visitation will be held in the funeral home two hours prior to the service. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Peggy.

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