BROEK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
VANDEN BROEK, Gerry
In memory of my father, Gerry, who passed away June 14, 2003. They who think that you are gone Because no more your face they see Are wrong - for in our hearts you live And always will, in our memory. Love Connie, Paul, Jason, Clayton and Dustin.

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BROMBERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
BROMBERG, Betty (née WAGNER)
Peacefully, at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia on Friday, July 4, 2008. Betty BROMBERG (née WAGNER,) 83 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Ralph (1987), and special companion of the late George HANDS (2003.) Dear mother of Colleen and Tom WINTER of Petrolia, the late Gary BROMBERG (2005) and the late Guy BROMBERG (1991.) Loving grandmother of Cory and Nicole BROMBERG, Chris and Ray QUIRION, Jeffrey BROMBERG, Tammy and Angus McAUSLAN, Cory WINTER, Terri and Shea VACHON, Jacqueline and Tyler WELSH. Dear great-grandmother of Joshua and Kathryn BROMBERG, Cali and Chase QUIRION, Michael ROCHON, Shannon and Aidan McAUSLAN and Benen VACHON and great great-grandmother of Owen WILLIAMS. Betty is survived by her siblings Marjorie HUFF of Sarnia, Geraldine and Carl RITCHIE of Petrolia, Inez and Betty WAGNER of Wyoming and Florence and Andy AIKEN of Petrolia, and sisters-in-law Lisa WAGNER of Montreal and Mary WAGNER of Wyoming. She is predeceased by her brothers Herbie (1991), Lloyd (2002) and Clair (2002). Visitors will be received on Monday 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 Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Betty's family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the caring staff at Meadowview Villa. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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BROMBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-01 published
She entertained Toronto and the troops, carting her organ from stage to stage
Born to a talented family, she became a musical fixture in a growing city and beyond
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- As a classical organist, Dorothy BROMBY's performances were like a soundtrack for a maturing city in the 20th century. From her early days in cinemas, performing during intermission, to troop shows during the Second World War and rounding up prize-winning animals at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, her music bellowed in the eclectic corners of Toronto's entertainment industry for more than five decades.
Ms. BROMBY was the first female conductor at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, and at age 20, probably the youngest. She performed, produced and directed shows at the Winter Fair, the Royal Horse Show, the National Home Show, Ontario Place and Yorkdale Mall. With great dedication and care, she carted her Lowery Organ from stage to stage.
She also inspired others to succeed. David Rogers, one of Canada's leading musical theatre talents and former star of the Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera, said Ms. BROMBY taught him how to be a professional.
"[She said] that it was a business that had to be taken seriously. She always commanded respect."
Dorothy BROMBY was born into a musical and entertaining family. When her father, Harold, was still in his teens, he was personal trumpeter to the Duke of Atholl in Aberdeen, Scotland. Later, in Canada, he served as bandmaster for the 116th Battalion during the First World War. When Dorothy was a child, it was not unusual for her to find veterans camped out on the living room floor, especially during the annual Warriors' Day Parade. She also had an uncle who played the xylophone, drums and zither at the Canadian National Exhibition grandstand for afternoon circus performances.
Dorothy's first public performance was as an elementary student in Toronto's west end. In those days, children were expected to quietly line up in front of the "girl" or "boy" entrance. Once her piano skills became known, she was expected to be at the keys twice a day to herd them through the proper doors. Her uncle, Walter, even wrote a special piece of music for her called the Western Avenue School March. By the time she was in high school, the organ was her favourite instrument. In 1941, she took a job playing at cinemas across Toronto, including the Odeon Carlton, the Humber and the Danforth Music Hall.
Around the same time, she started performing for the troops at Ontario military installations, including Camp Borden, Barryfield and Muskoka's "Little Norway" base.
"She was the youngest member of the musicians' union," said sister Bernice BOYD, "and our parents had to make sure the colonel in charge at each camp would look after her."
She often teamed up with Scottish comedian Billy Meek, who went on to a regular role on Pig and Whistle, the iconic Canadian television variety show. In addition to troop shows, Ms. BROMBY volunteered to play for wounded servicemen who were convalescing in Toronto.
In her teens, Ms. BROMBY summered in the Toronto Islands. (Her mother, Lily, had lived there when she first came to Canada from Belfast in the early 1920s.) The cottage lacked a piano until one day when her parents were bicycling at the Eastern Gap harbour entrance and spied a table grand in the sand. They borrowed a Toronto Transit Commission freight wagon and, with Friends, pulled it home.
"Our parents restored it as best they could," her sister said. "And this was where Dot did all her rehearsing. When we had parties, the piano was closed and used as a buffet table."
During the war, Ms. BROMBY did shows at the Royal York and King Edward hotels, performing with four other women in a group they called The Dorothy Bromby Singers. She wrote the music and played accompaniment on the organ, pressing the 40 stops to emit different sounds, including trumpets, strings and drums.
In 1946, she was hired as the musical conductor for Stop and Go, a variety revue at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre that featured artists from wartime entertainment troupes: the Accordionettes, the Modernettes, Lay Kenny's Teenagers, the Rhythmteens and the Leslie Bell Singers.
John KARASTAMATIS, the theatre's current director of communications, noted how rare it was for women of this era to be allowed to conduct.
"Working in the home and 'slave labour' were pretty well the only jobs for women at that time," he said.
Ms. BROMBY married fellow Ward's Islander Jim SMYTHE in 1948. While overseas during the war, Mr. SMYTHE had fallen in love with a picture of her snapped by a mutual friend. He insisted on meeting her as soon as he was back in Toronto. Her reputation as a musician had also charmed him while he was away.
"I fell in love with Dorothy the moment I saw her," he said. "I married her in '48 and had 59 years of bliss. It was an island romance."
After the war, the Singers hit the road, this time taking four male performers along with them. They were hired by Chrysler and General Motors to do cross-Canada tours, putting on grand spectacles each time a new car was introduced. In 1955, Ms. BROMBY did a two-week run for GM, performing as many as five shows a day. It was an exhausting but manageable schedule, even though she had two children at home under the age of 5. The group also performed on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television during its early years in the 1960s, and Ms. BROMBY later played the organ on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation variety shows and dramas hosted by Monty Hall and Rick Campbell.
She performed as a solo instrumentalist at the Canadian pavilion in Montreal during Expo 67, mingling with other performers, including Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich and a fresh-faced Luciano Pavarotti. (Ms. BROMBY's son, Ron, also played the clarinet in his high school band at Expo).
Ms. BROMBY began working at the Winter Fair and Flower Show at the Canadian National Exhibition in the late 1960s, and remained there until she retired in 1995. It seemed as though she had found her niche and refused to abandon it. From this point on, she was surrounded by bouquets of flowers. Her dedication to the job was such that she once performed with a broken wrist. "They built a stand for her arm at keyboard height," said her son, "and the furriers covered her cast with a mink muff that matched the mink stole she wore."
After a few years at the flower show, Ms. BROMBY went on to work with the ring committee in the horse arena. Her talent as both performer and director were particularly noted, especially on the closing ceremonies.
Mr. Rogers recalls the early days of his career, following Ms. BROMBY in circles around the ring. "I remember her with her music in a binder, leading the troops with her singers and dancers behind. We'd follow her through the horses and cows [stalls], she in her fancy gown with her hair higher than anyone else's."
The ceremony consisted of a parade in the centre ring, showcasing Ms. BROMBY on the organ. (She also wrote the script.) There were award-winning horses festooned with flowers, colourful bushels of fruits and vegetables, sheep, cows, geese, chickens - for 26 years, she left nothing out.
"She brought the show business pizzazz," daughter Sandy RUTHERFORD said. "They asked her to come back, even up to two or three years ago… because it now lacks that extra flavour."
When the ring was full, the lights would go down - gradually, so as not to spook the animals - and the president of the fair would enter the gate. He'd circle the ring once or twice, sitting with his wife in a three-horse buggy, officially close the event, and exit to great applause.
During her retirement, Ms. BROMBY enjoyed spending time at the family's cottage in Haliburton, Ontario, and turning her musician's hands over to gourmet cooking.
Dorothy Bromby SMYTHE was born December 4, 1925, in Toronto. She died in Toronto on December 24, 2007, from cancer. She was 82. She is survived by husband, Jim, daughters Sandy RUTHERFORD and Pat BUIE and son, Rob BROMBY. She is also survived by her sister, Bernice BOYD, and eight grandchildren.

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BROMILEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-29 published
BROMILEY, James " Jim"
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Monday April 28, 2008. James "Jim" BROMILEY of Woodstock in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Irene (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) BROMILEY for over 65 years. Dear father of Roy (Jane) BROMILEY of Kitchener and Gaynor (late Camiel jr./Coon) DESLOOVERE of Princeton. Loved grandfather of Kristen (Greg) DECKERT, James (Steph) BROMILEY, Lee DESLOOVERE (Shauna), Rachel DESLOOVERE (Dave) and great-grandfather of five. Dear brother of Ken (Norma) BROMILEY and brother-in-law of Ernie (Fay,) Annie (John) and Ronnie (late Joan). Jim was a longtime member of the Woodstock Masonic Lodges for many years, Mercer Wilson No. 678, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Woodstock his home lodge. Friends may call at the Salvation Army Church, 769 Juliana Dr., Woodstock on Thursday May 1, 2008 after 12: 30 p.m. where the complete memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. with Major Elaine BECKER officiating. Cremation has taken place. Contributions to the Salvation Army, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Longworth Funeral Home, Woodstock, 519-539-0004. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. A Masonic Service under the auspices of Mercer Wilson Masonic Lodge #678, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Woodstock will be held at the Salvation Army Church on Thursday at service time.

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BROMLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-24 published
STEEP, Denis
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Friday March 21, 2008 Mr. Denis STEEP of Clinton in his 54th year. Beloved husband of Heather HART. Dear Dad of Daniel. Father of Curtis (Rosa) and Cedric STEEP. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ken STEEP of Clinton, June SHANAHAN of London, Linda SMITH of West Palm Beach, Florida, Leonard and Jean STEEP of Huron Park, Deb and George BROMLEY of Huron Park, Deb and Zeke NIKITIN, John and Brenda HART, Bob and Jackie HART all of Clinton, Ken HART of Kitchener, and Tanya HART and Mike of Clinton. Predeceased by his parents William and Annie STEEP, sister Barb VAN DAMME, and by brother-in-law Doug SMITH. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes 153 High St. Clinton, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 26, 2008 at 2 p.m. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations in Trust for Daniel's education (Cheques made payable to Heather Hart in Trust) would be greatly appreciated.

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BROMLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
STEEP, Ken
At Clinton Public Hospital, on Tuesday April 29, 2008 Mr. Ken STEEP of Clinton in his 70th year. Lovingly remembered by his family Paul STEEP, and Leonard STEEP. Dear brother and brother-in-law of June SHANAHAN, Linda SMITH, Leonard and Jean STEEP, and Deb and George BROMLEY. Predeceased by daughter Tammy STEEP, his parents Bill and Annie STEEP, sister Barbara VAN DAMME, and brother Denis STEEP. At Ken's request no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at the Clinton Cemetery, Clinton on Saturday May 10, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes, Clinton (519-482-9521).

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BROMLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-02 published
PAPPLE, Olive Ann (née PRYCE)
Passed away in Seaforth on Saturday, May 31, 2008 after a happy day, Olive Ann PAPPLE, née PRYCE, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl PAPPLE (1983) and survived by children Marjorie (friend Brian) Seaforth, Bruce (Gwen) Blyth, Jim (Janet) SEAFORTH, Tom (Dawn) Guelph and Don (Jean) Exeter. She also leaves ten grandchildren, Lorraine (Brian) BROMLEY, Joanne (Pat) FLANAGAN, Jane (J.D.) KIPFER/KUEPFER, Kate (Brent) HAGERMAN, Tyler (Summer) PAPPLE, Kendra (Don) BURTON, Jason (Kerry) PAPPLE, Steve (Shai) PAPPLE, Bruce (Leanne) PAPPLE and Janel (Gary) HARVEY, as well as 22 great-grandchildren. Missed by brother Harold (Naomi) PRYCE, sisters-in-law Thelma PRYCE, Myrtle SCOTT, Olave LITTLE, Edna STINSON and Dorothy PAPPLE. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Tom and Theresa PRYCE, twin brother Oliver and sister Elva. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 3 at 2: 00 p.m. Pastor Stephen HILDEBRAND will officiate. Interment Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth. Memorial donations to Egmondville United Church or Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation appreciated. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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BROMLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
COLE, David Kenneth (1946-2008)
Those of us who knew and love David will not dishonor his memory with cliché and sentiment. Let it just be said that in his absence there is a hole in the world that will never be filled. This is fact, not sentiment. Let it be also said that our lives will be forever diminished. This is a fact. We must all start again and carry on and try to be brave.
To strike a conventional note: David is survived by his cherished daughter Meghan and his baby granddaughter Ivy Rose RIENHARDT, by his son Lliam, whom he loved so much, and (yet another) baby granddaughter Isabel Marie, by Anne BROMLEY, Meghan and Lliam's mother and David's former wife, whom he admired and loved to the end of his life, by his beloved brother and sister Tim and Ardra, by Tim's daughter Alex and finally by his adoring and grateful twin spirit of over thirty years, Barbie NICHOL.
And by Mister Brown.
For those with a mind to, the family would be so thankful for any memories you might think of to put on paper. There will be a place to leave these notes at the Memorial.
The Memorial Service will be held at Trinity-St Paul United Church (427 Bloor Street West) at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 6th, with a wake afterwards at Sarah and Tom MILROY's house at 73 Linwood Ave.
There will be a service in Nova Scotia at a time yet to be decided upon.
Davey's ashes will be dispersed on Nova Scotia's Atlantic shore. His home.

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BROMMET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-04 published
BROMMET, Alexis Skye
On Saturday, February 2, 2008 at home following a courageous battle with neuroblastoma. Alexis BROMMET beloved daughter of Amanda and Jason. Loving granddaughter of Doctor Brian and Annette SHEFFIELD, and Don and Sheryl BROMMET. Dear niece of Chris and Kristi, Courtney and Jonathan, and Melissa and Ian, and cousin of Makayla and Zachary. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Tuesday. Please call (416) 663-9060 after 10: 30 a.m. Monday or see www.benjamins.ca for service time. Interment Oraynu Section of Elgin Mills Cemetery. Shiva 106 Regent Street, Richmond Hill, until Thursday evening. Donations may be made to the Alexis Skye Brommet Memorial Fund for The Hospital For Sick Children c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 416-780- 0324 or www.benjamins.ca.

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BROMMET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-28 published
BROMMET, Alexis Skye
Daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, niece, adventurer, leader, fearless free spirit, probable Prime Minister, temporary resident. Born October 6, 2004, in Toronto. Died February 2 in Toronto of cancer, aged 3.
By Don BROMMET; Sheryl BROMMET, Page L10
Alexis Skye was a star from the moment of her birth, with big, blue eyes and forever smiling. Lurking beneath the surface was the rare and aggressive neuroblastoma cell that eventually ruled all.
She was a bright child who would become fluent in two languages by age 2 - English and medical. She bravely sat through test after test, often telling new nurses what to do and how. Two of her early words were "all done."
Alexis knew everyone at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. She went through chemo, radiation, a bone marrow transplant, surgical operations and then more chemo and radiation, but nothing could slow her down. She ran everywhere, she loved to swim, she loved to laugh, she loved to sing, she loved to dance - Swan Lake was her favourite ballet.
She flirted with her male doctors. She spoke in loud, commanding sentences using complex words and concepts that often stunned everyone.
Alexis was a happy child, with a glint in her eye and a hint of mischief at the corners of her mouth. When her mood would swing - when she was tired of being prodded and poked or she became uncomfortable from the chemo or pain - her evil twin Sixela (Alexis backwards) would appear. Then she would tell people where they could sit and when they could speak to her.
Her sense of humour was more in keeping with that of an adult. At our first viewing of Ratatouille, her Opa questioned the fact that the main character looked like a mouse. She leaned over and said, "Opa, it's a rat. Rat… tatouille, silly." And only Alexis had an affinity for fairies and princesses. Horses intrigued her, and butterflies amazed her and represented her spirit. All creatures caught her attention - ugly bugs, ants and worms made her giggle.
Alexis Skye lived a lifetime in her long three years. She made it to Disney World through The Children's Wish Foundation, where she threw the pixie dust that started the Main Street parade, fed stingrays by hand and did her version of Swan Lake, unprovoked, in the middle of Main Street with hundreds looking on. She travelled the ferry to the Toronto Islands, she went to The Wiggles concert, she danced onstage at the Distillery District and she squealed with delight as monkeys sat on our windshield at African Lion Safari.
She left a big hole and two very brave parents, Jason and Amanda. Alexis Skye, you will be 3 forever. No first day of school, no high-school prom, no first date… you'll miss so much. We'll miss you even more.
Don and Sheryl BROMMET are Alexis's Opa and Nana.

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BROMSE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-15 published
BROMSE, Joshua R.
Entered into rest, Joshua R. BROMSE, in his 8th year. Passed away at the Meaford Hospital on Sunday, July 6th, 2008. Beloved son of Christina BROMSE of Meaford. Sadly missed by his brother Jesse and his sister Mackenzie, both at home. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations to the Bloorview Childrens Centre would be greatly appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford.

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BROMSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-20 published
YOUNG, Jack J.
On Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at North York General Hospital. Jack YOUNG, beloved husband of Estelle. Loving father and father-in-law of Arthur YOUNG and Linda MEISSENHEIMER, Errol and Lorna, Karen and Gerald GALL of Edmonton, and David and Ellen. Dear brother and brother-in-law of John and Helen, Jennie and Bernat GOLDBERGER, Dora BROMSTEIN, Gail WISE, Shirley and the late Sam YOUNG and the late Frimit YASHINSKY, Fanny HOLTZMAN, Sadie MYERS, and Libby (Waese) REIS. Devoted grandfather of Aaron, Evan YOUNG and Amrit BAINS; Melanie, Wendy and Andrew GALL; Sara, Cory, and Alycia YOUNG. Devoted great-grandfather of Owen Jacob. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, June 20th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Beth David B'nai Israel Synagogue section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 126 Laurelcrest Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to the Jack Young Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 or at www.benjamins.ca

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BRONNENHUBER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
OLIVER, Theresa Madeline (DEVINE)
At Kensington Village, London on Monday March 24, 2008. T. Madeline (DEVINE) OLIVER formerly of Parkhill in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Russell O. OLIVER (1978.) Dear mother of Loretta (Franz) BRONNENHUBER of London. Dear grandmother to Heidi BRONNENHUBER and Jennifer BRONNENHUBER, Veronica OLIVER and Ted OLIVER. Mother-in-law of Anne OLIVER. Predeceased by son Ronald OLIVER (1989,) brother Leo DEVINE and sisters Nettie VINE, Mary McCORMICK and Pearl FAUST. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church, Ann Street, Parkhill on Thursday, March 27th at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to the service 9: 45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Reverend Father Tom DONOHUE officiating. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mrs. OLIVER.

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BRONSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-17 published
BRONSON, Gordon Davis
Born in Montreal on July 4, 1925. Died in Oakville, Ontario on July 15, 2008. Beloved husband for 54 years of Marydel (ROBERTSON.) Loving father of Jane (Garth ZULAK), Susan, Diana (Jooneed JEEROBURKHAN) and Andrew. Dear brother of Joan (Bronson MOWAT.) Also missed by his grandchildren Matthew, Samia and Emma as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Family will receive visitors on Friday, July 18, 2008 from 10 a.m. until a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. in the Ward Funeral Home Chapel, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221). As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BROOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
KEEN, Mary (HATTER)
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig on Thursday July 3, 2008. Mary (HATTER) KEEN in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late George KEEN (2001.) Dear sister of Frances DODDS of Harriston. Pre-deceased by brother Fred HATTER. Survived by sisters-in-law Helen AMOS and Maisie BROOK and many nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 5th at 3 p.m. with Rev. David FRIESEN- WALDNER officiating. Interment at Nairn Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Donations to Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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BROOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-14 published
MacIVER, Alexander John " Jack"
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Alexander John (Jack) MacIVER in Winnipeg, on Sunday May 11th, 2008, at the age of 83 years. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary; his seven children; Alexander John (Sandy) of Vancouver, Ian of Toronto, Laura-Leigh BROOK (Jim) of Breckenridge, Colorado, Douglas (Evelyn) of Winnipeg, Tracy VANDERENDE (Herb) of Vancouver, Kim TURNLEY (Dave) of Winnipeg, Jackie DRAGOJEVIC (Mike) of Toronto. Also mourning his loss are his 16 grandchildren, Meghan, Drewe, John-James, Tyler, Ryan, Shelley, Douglas, Andrew, Alexandria, Ryan, Susan, Zachery, Danielle, Shauna, Jonmikal and Seth. The annual fishing trips to northern Manitoba including Knee Lake and Bolton Lake will long live in their memories. Jack was predeceased by his sister Margaret and his brother A.B.C. (Bruce). Also left to remember him are Jack's sisters, Francis BALLINGALL of Tawassen, British Columbia and Diane MacDONALD of Winnipeg. He is remembered with fondness by Terri, Bryan, Melissa, Nicole and Michael of Los Angeles; his sisters-in-law Anne LOREQUE of New Mexico, Edna STORSATER (Ralph) of Montreal and Phyllis MacIVER of Winnipeg, along with his many nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Winnipeg on November 9th 1924 where he resided all of his life. Educated at Linwood School in St James, he joined the R.C.N.V.R. in the spring of 1943. While on active duty following the 'D' day operations his ship, the HMCS Trentonian was sunk in February 1945. Upon his return from the war he married his long time sweetheart Mary BUTCHART on November 10, 1945. Over the years, Jack remained in contact with his few surviving shipmates. He recently visited his friend and shipmate Vince HADLEY (Ivey) at their home in White Rock, British Columbia. Jack was responsible for publishing the history of the HMCS Trentonian. Jack found his calling in the automotive industry. A self made businessman Jack became owner and dealer principal of Midway Chrysler Plymouth in August 1969. Jack was recognized as the Time Life Dealer of the year in 1985. He was best known for the slogan 'where you're the boss' and the Midway jingle that followed. Jack loved Winnipeg and Winnipeggers. He was generous in giving back to his community. Often he was the anonymous benefactor for those in need especially when children and summer camps were involved. Over the years Jack remained involved in many organizations; and continued his association as past president of the Winnipeg Lions Club, the St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association. For many years Jack served on Chrysler Canada's dealer advisory council. He was also actively involved in many civic and charitable organizations; through the Shriners [and Jesters] Ducks Unlimited, the Fort Whyte Society and as one of the few 60 year pin holders with the Masonic Temple. He also enjoyed his long time membership with cohorts in the Passwa Club and with the Winnipeg 'mafia' brain stormers. Jack was a Board member of MPIC and the Associates of the Asper School of Business. He was a lifetime member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. Jack was a very active member of Knox United Church. He spent many years as chairman of the board of the Duval Foundation. He volunteered his energy and efforts to many diverse projects throughout the City and particularly with and through HMS Chippewa. He was gratified to learn that his last volunteer effort would also be a success when the City announced that permission had been granted for a parade honouring cadets from all levels of the armed forces [air, sea and land] to be celebrated for the first time in June 2008. Jack enjoyed many activities having been a long time member of the Winnipeg Winter Club, the Carlton Club, the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed his recognition as a select member of the 'hole in one' club. His favourite place of all was sitting with Mary by the fireplace at their second home at Block 12 Falcon Lake where he surrounded himself with his many Friends and family. He loved the sound of the loons in the evening. The grandchildren especially remember the sauna to warm up in after the thrilling tube rides behind the boat driven by Uncle Dave. The family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Unit Staff of the Health Sciences Centre on 4GD for all their support during Jack's brief stay. A celebration of the life of A.J. 'Jack' MacIVER will be held in Winnipeg on Thursday May 15th, at 11: 00 a.m. at Knox United Church 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens - 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba. If Friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1080 Portage Avenue, R3G 3M3 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, R3L 0K6. Neil Bardal Inc. 204-949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca

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BROOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEILL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) Dennis, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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BROOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEIL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas, and the late Nancy ELDER (2005.) Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) DENNIS, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha (MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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BROOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Doctor William Eric
b. January 11, 1922 - Peterborough, Ontario
d. January 23, 2008 - Victoria, British Columbia
Predeceased by his son, William Ralph (1970) and his wife, Jane He leaves to mourn: his dear friend Molly M. Mitchell, his daughter Patricia Anne, son Robert James (Michelle), and daughter Barbara Jane 'Boo'; grandchildren William BROOKE (Jana VAN OMME), Jennifer BROOKE, plus step-grandchildren Francis and Juliette.
Bill is survived by his siblings Hilda KIRKWOOD- GREEN, Almonte, Ontario; Patricia YOUNG, Peterborough, Ontario; Robert (Audrey) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Abbotsford; James THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Qualicum Beach; John Lang (Maureen) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Sonoma, California.
Bill served overseas in World War 2. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 1953. He then moved his family to Victoria where he practised dentistry until his retirement in 1991.
No service by request.
In lieu of flowers, by request of the family, donations may be made in Bill's memory to the British Columbia Literacy Foundation or charity of choice.

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BROOKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-17 published
BROOKES, Leigh
In loving memory of a great son-in-law and brother-in-law Leigh, who passed away one year ago. "For the good times" Ruth, Mike and Cathy, Kathy and Bill, Lynn and Jake.

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BROOKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-17 published
BROOKES, Leigh
In loving memory of my husband Leigh BROOKES who passed away one year ago, July 17, 2007. If tears could built a stairway, And memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven, And bring you home again. We sadly miss you always. Love you today and everyday. Forever in our hearts, Maureen, Mike, Jenn, Rob and Dylan.

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BROOKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
Three teens stabbed at high school
By Unnati GANDHI, Page A10
Three teenage boys were stabbed during a lunch-time brawl on a high-school basketball court yesterday.
Police say the dispute began when a group of boys playing soccer on an outdoor field at Parkdale Collegiate Institute "fired" their ball toward the basketball court, where another group of youths were playing.
One of the basketball players threw the soccer ball back to the field, hitting one of the players, Staff Sergeant Ralph BROOKES said, "and the fight was on."
Three youths, all 17 years old, were stabbed during the melee, one several times.
He was in serious but stable condition in hospital.
Meanwhile, police have released the name of Toronto's 15th homicide victim of the year.
Ricardo Erik KELLY, 22, of Toronto, was found stabbed to death in the hallway outside his apartment at 25 Cougar Court, near Markham Road and Eglinton Avenue East, about 12: 15 a.m., Thursday.

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BROOKFIELD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-21 published
CUNNINGHAM, Margaret Elizabeth (née BROOKFIELD)
Veteran of World War 2
Of Lion's Head, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Lion's head on Sunday, May 18th, 2008. Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” (nee BROOKFIELD) in her 89th year. Loving wife of the late James Alexander CUNNINGHAM (2001.) Devoted mother of Joanne CORMIER and her partner Robert CLARKE, of Lion's Head, and Mary Louise CUNNINGHAM- SMITH and her husband Greg SMITH, of Oakville. Cherished grandmother of Alexander WHITTAKER (Anne,) David CORMIER (Jessica,) Justin CORMIER, John CORMIER (Christine), Jason CLARKE, and Amanda CLARKE and great-grandmother of Abigal, Annabelle, Lily and Hannah. Sadly missed by her niece Claudia LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, of North Carolina; her cousin Penny MUNROE, of Toronto; and Friends Nancy HOWALD, of Miller Lake, Beth MARTELL, of Lion's Head, Linda SCHAEFER of Wiarton, and Al MUTCH, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her brother Robert BROOKFIELD. Betty served during World War 2 as an Army Captain stationed at Canadian Forces Base Borden. Cremation has taken place. Betty's daughters invite Friends to join with them for a Celebration of Life memorial at Joanne's home (25 Jackson's Cove Rd., R.R.#3 Lion's Head) on Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 3 o'clock. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Bruce Peninsula Clinic (Lion's Head) would be greatly appreciated and may be made through the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-05 published
LEE, Ivy (OSTRANDER)
Entered into rest in Brampton Civic Hospital, on Monday, February 25, 2008 in her 81st year. Ivy (OSTRANDER) LEE, beloved wife of the late John LEE. Dear mother of Janet LEE (Dan NOLAN) of Scarborough.. and Debbie (Ed) RUSSELL of Dundalk. Loving grandmother of James RUSSELL (Meegan ROSE) of Dundalk and Justin RUSSELL (Celynne REYES) of Brampton. Will be sadly missed by two sisters Marjorie BROOKS and Emma McCORMACK, a brother-in-law Chuck EDWARDS and a sister-in-law Isabel OSTRANDER. Predeceased by a brother E.B. OSTRANDER, and four sisters Myrtle LYON, Martha HARRISON, Ada EDWARDS and Jessie OSTRANDER. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service in the chapel on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Visitation took place on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
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BROOKS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-24 published
GOAR, Kenneth Stewart
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Thursday May 22, 2008. Ken GOAR of Southampton in his 87th year, Beloved husband of Gladys GOAR (YEO) of Elgin Lodge, Port Elgin. Dear father of Patricia HAGEDORN of Stratford and Doug and his wife Anne GOAR of Saugeen Shores. Proud grandfather of Stephen, Jason, Jonathan, Jennifer and her husband Jason ALCOCK and Jeremy and his wife Karla, and great-grandfather of Nathan, Brynn and Kaleb. Also survived by his brother-in-law Bill KEALEY. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and his Friends in the community. Predeceased by his parents, George (Joe) and Bertha GOAR (BROOKS,) by his 2 older brothers, Harvey and Gordon (Babe), and by his sister, Marion. Ken will be remembered for his love of family, for his many years as Southampton's Arena and Curling Club manager, curator of Bruce County Museum, as well as for the operation of Goar Wholesale. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Wednesday May 28, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Southampton on Thursday May 29th at 11 a.m. The Reverend Margaret GREENHOW will officiate. Interment Southampton Cemetery. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in the Parish Hall of the Church. Expressions of Remembrance to Saint Paul's Anglican Church or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
KISH, Madeline (TOWNSEND)
Peacefully at her home in Strathroy on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008, Madeline (TOWNSEND) KISH in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Steve KISH. Dear mother of Steven of Strathroy, Mary Ann BROOKS of England, Dianne of London and Brian of Strathroy. Dear sister of Dorothy GILKES of London. Also loved by her 5 grandchildren Joshua, Jacob, Adam, Alyssa and Caleb. Missed dearly by Maggie. Cremation has taken place and there will be a graveside service in the Spring at Poplar Hill Cemetery. Enquiries may be made to (519) 205-0183. Memorial donations appreciated to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-07 published
WEBB, Doctor Gerald Allan
Unexpectedly, as a result of a vehicle collision, near his winter residence, Arcadia, Florida, Monday, March 3, 2008, Doctor Gerald Allan WEBB, of Exeter, retired Chiropractor, age 76. Beloved husband of Lois M. (ELSIE) WEBB. Loved father of Jim and Margo WEBB of London, Judy and Chris MacKIE of Hanover. Loving grandpa of Tara WEBB and friend Steve VICKERS, Cory WEBB and fiancee Brittany NEWMAN and Nicholas MacKIE. Predeceased by parents, Elmer and Alice (BROOKS) WEBB. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Exeter United Church, Monday, March 10, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the South Huron Hospital Campaign Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
WEBB, Doctor Gerald Allan
Unexpectedly, as a result of a vehicle collision, near his winter residence, Arcadia, Florida, Monday, March 3, 2008, Doctor Gerald Allan WEBB, of Exeter, retired Chiropractor, age 76. Beloved husband of Lois M. (ELSIE) WEBB. Loved father of Jim and Margo WEBB of London, Judy and Chris MacKIE of Hanover. Loving grandpa of Tara WEBB and friend Steve VICKERS, Cory WEBB and fiancee Brittany NEWMAN and Nicholas MacKIE. Predeceased by parents, Elmer and Alice (BROOKS) WEBB. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Exeter United Church, Monday, March 10, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the South Huron Hospital Campaign Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Patric Jon " Ric Chip"
I would like to take this time to say "Thank You". But a simple "Thank You" doesn't come close to expressing the gratitude I feel for all the support that I have received from family and Friends. It's in difficult times like these that we realize just how many Friends we have, and how much they really mean to us. Throughout his life, Ric has touched so many people with, his genuine smile, his laugh, his jokes, his stories, his generosity, and quick impulse to help anyone or any cause that came along. One of Ric's most important accomplishments in life was the many Friends he acquired along the way. The respect and final farewell that all of you gave him will never be forgotten. Just as I'm certain that Ric will never be forgotten, because there will always be a part of him in all our hearts. I would like to extend a special thank you to- Dennis and Sheila JOYCE, Renaye and Bernice MYERS, Joe SANTOS, Wayne HAUSER and Karen CURRAH, Gary BROOKS, Ted and Kathy JOHNSTON, Wayne HENDERSON, Pete and Gloria PALMER, Tracy TRUDELL, Kathy CRAWFORD, Christine McAULEY, Reverend J. WHITE/WHYTE, Bill DENNING, Saint Mary's Church, West Elgin Legion and everyone who brought food, sent flowers, sent cards and emails and telephoned. A very special thank you to Hostess Frito Lay and the person(s) who arranged for the "Chip Truck" to be at the church on the day of the funeral. It was a befitting tribute and goodbye to Ric "Chip", who took great pride in his job and who had fond attachments to everyone associated with it. From Branika Savic and the family of Ric "Chip" Whyte.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-10 published
GOFF, Frances Elinor (née COPELAND)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, March 9, 2008, Frances Elinor GOFF (née COPELAND) in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Harry William GOFF (2005.) Loved mother of Shirley MARTIN and her husband Judson of Toronto. Cherished aunt of Janise BROOKS and her husband Thomas of Woodstock. Sister-in-law of Molly STRICKLER of Embro. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004). Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com A very special thank you to Jenny DEMPSEY and Carolyn MATRESKY- POST who were her loving caregivers for the last three years.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-11 published
GOFF, Frances Elinor (née COPELAND)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, March 9, 2008, Frances Elinor GOFF (née COPELAND) in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Harry William GOFF (2005.) Loved mother of Shirley MARTIN and her husband Judson of Toronto. Cherished aunt of Janis BROOKS and her husband Thomas of Woodstock. Sister-in-law of Molly STRICKLER of Embro. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Wednesday March 12, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ruth BUTT officiating. A private family interment will take place at the Innerkip Cemetery in the spring. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com A very special thank you to Jenny DEMPSEY and Carolyn MATRESKY- POST who were her loving caregivers for the last three years.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-17 published
WILLIAMS, Cecil H. (Lt. Ret.)
(September 13th, 1919-March 14th, 2008)
Canadian Army Veteran 1941-1969
Peacefully at Longworth Long Term Care Centre in London, Ontario, at the age of 88. Born in Wombwell, England, Cecil became a Canadian in his late teens and enlisted at 21 years old. Cecil was proud to serve Canada through World War 2 and beyond. Upon retirement, he continued to serve his community for over a decade at Woodgreen Community Centre in Toronto. Cecil was an avid skier, gardener, story teller, and most of all, a great golf enthusiast. Always a gentlemen, he was known far and wide as a brew-master and as a bargain-hunter extraordinaire. Cecil was predeceased by his wife Mildred " Millie" (née BROOKS,) son Kenn WILLIAMS and spouse Lorraine. Cecil is lovingly remembered by his daughter Donna McLAUGHLIN and spouse Brenda of Bancroft, Ontario, Lynda WILLIAMS of Toronto, grandchildren; Grant and spouse Kellie WILLIAMS of London, Ontario, Blake WILLIAMS of Barrie and Paige McLAUGHLIN and spouse Sterling of Toronto, and 8 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to give our deepest thanks to the Lily Community staff at the Longworth Long Term Care Centre for their dedicated care and compassion over the past 6 years. Friends and family are welcomed to a visitation and prayer ceremony to Celebrate Cecil's Life from 1-3 p.m. on Friday March 21st, 2008 at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road, North, London, Ontario. Visitors are also welcome to the Interment at 2: 00 p.m. Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at Prospect Cemetery, 1450 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (www.alzheimer.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-21 published
BROOKS, Maxwell B. " Max"
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Maxwell B. "Max" BROOKS formerly of Dorchester and Rodney, and presently residing at Parkwood - Veteran's Care in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife Alice (née BAERT) and also predeceased by his special friend Jean LANGLOIS. Loving father of Ron BROOKS (and his spouse Jacqueline) of Massey and Nancy POWELL (husband Norm) of London. Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Wendy BROOKS. Sadly missed by step-son's Bob BRABANT (wife Shirley) of London and predeceased by Roger BRABANT of Dorchester. Fondly remembered and much loved by his grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Audrey MARSH, Pauline LIVINGSTONE (husband Steel) all of Dorchester and Dorothy CAMPBELL (husband Gerry) of Lombardy and predeceased by brothers Harry and Glen and his sister Merle BROWN. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Dorchester Donnybrook Legion Branch #513 or the London Regional Cancer Program gratefully acknowledged. A Legion Service under the auspices of Dorchester Donnybrook Branch #512 will be held on Monday at 7: 00 p.m.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
BALINT, George Anthony
Suddenly March 19th, at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, George Anthony BALINT, age 48, left those who loved him to go with the Lord. Survived by best friend and dear wife Darlene of Sarnia and special loving parents Anthony and Betty BALINT, brother David (Trudy) and nephews Daniel and Lee BALINT of West Lorne. Survived also by step children Tammy VAN TROOST (Pete,) Jody WRIGHT (Rich,) Bill O'BRIEN (Amy) and 7 Grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Richard BROOKS (Charlene), Diane PILON (Dwayne), William HAMIL (Ester,) and Doug BROOKS (Gail.) George was born in Saint Thomas and grew up in West Lorne. He attended Fanshawe College and began his working career in Sarnia. George was employed by Baysar Office Equipment as Service Technician Manager. He took great pride in his work and was always eager to please his customers. The day George Anthony BALINT was born the mould was broke. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at the Saint Mary's Parish Hall, 132 Main Street, West Lorne, Ontario, from 2-4. "Never to be forgotten. Let the angels sing".

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-16 published
BROOKS, Rita Marie, Marguerite (SAUCIER)
Departed this life peacefully April 6th, 2008 at her residence, "The Marion Villa", London, Ontario, being in her 86th year. Predeceased by: her husband Pat BROOKS, her two children Jim and Patsy, four brothers Jack, Art, Raymond, Larry and her sister Ann. Survived by: her son: Jack P. BROOKS of London, Ontario and daughter Judy of Neepawa, Manitoba, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Brothers: Joe SAUCIER of Harrison, Michigan and Maurice SAUCIER of London, Ontario. Service and Memorial to be held April 19th, 2: 00 p.m. at Mount Hope Centre, 21 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-23 published
STEVENSON, Charles " Gordon"
Peacefully, with his family at his side on Saturday, April 19, 2008, Charles "Gordon" STEVENSON of Tillsonburg in his 97th year. Born in Yarmouth Centre in Elgin County on March 4, 1912. Dear son of the late William STEVENSON and the former late Anne BROOKS. Resident of Tillsonburg for the past 65 years. Member of First Baptist Church serving on Finance Board, Deacon Board Moderator of Oxford Brant Association for number of years. Honorary Member of Gideons. A barber in Tillsonburg for over 72 years. Predeceased by his wife, Jean (PILKINGTON) STEVENSON, May 16, 2004. Loving father of Bill (and Pam) STEVENSON, R.R.#2 Bayfield, Paul (and Penny) STEVENSON, Clinton, Ontario, Barbara (and Grant) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Courtney, British Columbia, Ruth (and Albert) CHURCH, Tillsonburg. Dear brother of one sister, Mae DUVAL, Edmonton, and a sister-in-law, Kay STEVENSON, London, Ontario. Proud grandfather of 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by five brothers and three sisters. At the request of deceased, cremation has taken place. There will be no public visitation at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. by Rev. Ike AMORIN. Inurnment in Mapleton Cemetery. Donations (by cheque only) can be made to the Gideon, Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice. Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, is in charge of arrangements, 519-842-4238

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-29 published
VANHOOFT, John
Peacefully at Bluewater Health-Palliative Care, Sarnia on Monday, April 28, 2008. John VANHOOFT, 67 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Betty VANHOOFT (née (MOORHOUSE2007.)) John was a loving father to Brian VANHOOFT and Jessica BROOKS of Sarnia, Paul and Michelle VANHOOFT of London, and Debra and Chris SCHOLTE of Sarnia and a cherished grandfather to Allyson SCHOLTE. He will be missed by his brother Ed and Corry VANHOOFT of Sarnia and his sisters Rita and Martin CORNILISSEN of Oakwood, Marie and Tony TIMMERS of Forest, Anne and John TIMMERS of Sarnia, Rose Kemmis and Mike LEVANS of Sarnia, and Jean and Gerry GERRITS of Camlachie. He was predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth VANHOOFT and a brother-in-law John HUBERS. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a memorial service will he held on Friday, May 2, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Bluewater Health Foundation (Palliative Care), London Regional Cancer Centre, or the Victorian Order of Nurses Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-02 published
VAN DOORNIK, Catherine E.
At Seaforth Community Hospital on Thursday, May 1, 2008, Catherine E. VAN DOORNIK of Seaforth and formerly of Tuckersmith Township, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of John VAN DOORNIK. Cherished mother of Dorothy MEDD and Russ JACKSON of Seaforth, Jackie and Don BROOKS of Stratford, Harold and Beth VAN DOORNIK of Seaforth, Joanne and Dave TILLEY of London and Steve and Sally VAN DOORNIK of Seaforth. Loving Grandmother and Oma of Christie (Brian) LITTLE and Greg MEDD; Sarah, Becky and Eric VAN DOORNIK; Shannon and Derek TILLEY; and Nicole, Ian and Claire VAN DOORNIK. Fondly remembered by her siblings and John's siblings and their families, in Holland. Predeceased by her parents, 3 brothers, 3 brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law. Family will receive family and Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 3: 45 pm.. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at Saint_James Roman Catholic Church, Seaforth on Saturday, May 3 at 11: 00 a.m. Fr. Chris GILLESPIE will officiate. Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Seaforth. Memorial donations to Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or to a charity of one's choice appreciated. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-10 published
SINKE, Jack
Peacefully, gone to be with the Lord, on Friday, May 9, 2008. Jack SINKE of Woodstock Private Hospital and formerly of Canterbury Street, Woodstock in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Maartje SINKE (née HOOGENDAM.) Dear father of Jasper (Wilma) SINKE and their children Keith (Ellyn,) Tanya (Rennie) DUIKER, Danielle (Paul) BIERMAN; Jim (Dianne) SINKE and their children Lindsay (Joel) BROOKS, Amanda SINKE (Sheldon), Monica VANDERHEIDE (Greg), Calvin VANDERHEIDE; Rob (Val) SINKE and their children Stephanie (Scott) BRETT, Ashley (Chad) McCARTY, Scarlett SINKE (Curtis), Adam SINKE (Adrianna;) Fred (Cathy) SINKE and their children Sarah (Tim) HESTERMAN, Shellee, Jolene, Ryan and Steve SINKE; Ina (Dave) SANDERS and their children Katie (Jeff) ZYLSTRA, Kevin (Justine,) Sheri Lynn, Stacey, Jenny, Jaden and Isaac SANDERS; Alyda (Jack) OP DE WEEGH and daughter Cassandra; Carl SINKE and his children Nicole and Trevor SINKE; Albert (Kim) SINKE and their sons Tyler and Connor SINKE; Liz (Mike) BOYD and their children Brittny, Chelsey, Samantha and Victoria BOYD. Loved Opa of Lily and Phoebe SINKE, Owen, Wesley and Joshua DUIKER, Vincent BIERMAN, Gracie SINKE, Keaghan and Nolan BRETT, Aidan and Liam HESTERMAN, and Makayla ZYLSTRA. Also survived by several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 577 Norwich Ave., Woodstock on Sunday, May 11, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church Monday, May 12, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the John Knox Christian School Endowment Fund would be greatly appreciated and may be arranged through the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-15 published
TRAINOR, Mary Teresa (née CALLAGHAN)
Surrounded by the love of her family, at Parkwood Hospital, London, Wednesday, May 14, 2008, Mary Teresa TRAINOR of London, formerly of Mount Carmel, born October 20, 1922 in Dromore, Prince Edward Island. Daughter of the late John F. CALLAGHAN (1972) and Bridget Ann (KELLY) CALLAGHAN (1951.) Cherished mother of Richard TRAINOR (Mary Anne), Wendy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Earl TRAINOR (Johanne), Cheryl HAUG (Thomas), Heather HOLNESS (Michael) and Pamela Trainor BROOKS (Keith). Loved sister of Grace MCINNES/MCINNIS, Gertrude WILFLIN and Augustine CALLAGHAN (Tena.) Adored grandmother of Jeff THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Allyson,) David and Maggie TRAINOR, Josh HAUG (and friend Jolene,) Meghan, Ben and Nicole HOLNESS. Loved aunt of Louis, Betty, George and Kenny CALLAGHAN, Jon CAVANAUGH, Imelda CALLAGHAN, Hope PRAUGHT, Bill Wilflin, Harold and Reg TRAINOR and many great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother James CALLAGHAN (1999,) sister Dorothy CREEMER (2000,) sister-in-law Mary CALLAGHAN (1990,) brothers-in-law Earl CREEMER (1987,) Henry WILFLIN (1981,) Tom ROSE (1945,) Albert MCINNES/MCINNIS (1990,) son-in-law Lorne THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (2002) and nephew George TRAINOR (2006.) Mary was a member of the Catholic Women's League for over forty years. She will be remembered by those who knew and loved her for her faith in God, her tremendous inner strength, her integrity and strong set of values, her generosity and capable hands, her sense of humour, her immeasurable love and her "camera happy finger" which preserved her family's growth from childhood to adulthood. Sincere gratitude and thanks is expressed to Doctor Geming TU for his excellent care over many years, to Doctor Cathy FAULDS and to the staff of Parkwood Hospital's Palliative Care Unit for their expert care. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. C.W.L. prayers at the funeral home Friday at 3: 30 p.m. Mass of the resurrection will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Ray LAWHEAD Celebrant. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or Jesse's Journey would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com
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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-10 published
ROBICHAUD, Benjamin Quinn
Peacefully in the loving arms of his mommy and daddy, on June 6, 2008, Benjamin Quinn ROBICHAUD passed away. Cherished infant son of Jeremy and Nicki ROBICHAUD and brother of Tyler and Sam. Dear grand_son of David and Patti WILSON, Maggie and Wayne ROBICHAUD, Gary POLLARD and great-grand_son of Bill and Fran MIDDAUGH, Norman BROOKS and Barbara POLLARD. Also loved by many aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, June 12th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ben are asked to consider the Grand River Hospital-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kitchener.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-17 published
SPENCER, Charlie
Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 13th, in his 89th year. He lovingly shared a goodbye kiss and an "I love you" with Grace, his beautiful wife of 66 years. Charlie was born in Millbrook, Ontario, the 8th of 11 children of Canon Clarence and Ethel SPENCER. Remembering him lovingly will be his 5 children: Robert (Leslie), Susan AUBRY (Michael), Douglas (Sergio), John (Deborah) and Stephen. Grandchildren (Melinda, Christopher, Marc, Lindsay) and great-grandchildren (Kaitlin, Connor, Mairi, Callum) will miss Grampa Charlie's stories and hugs. He is also survived by younger sister Kay BROOKS (John) and many nephews and nieces. Charlie proudly served his Country for 42 years, highlighted by a distinguished military career which included service in World War 2, the Korean War, and as Canadian Liaison Officer at U.S. Continental Army Command in Fort Monroe, Virginia. To honour Charlie's wishes a family service shall be held at a later date to celebrate his remarkable life. In lieu of flowers, please consider an act of kindness or make a donations to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at molarmitch@rogers.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
BROOKS, Shirley Jean (née SCRATCH)
Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, June 19, 2008. Shirley Jean BROOKS of Springfield in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Wayne "Bud" BROOKS (1994.) Dear mother of Karen BROOKS of Springfield and Patty JEDRIAK and husband John of R.R.#3 Tillsonburg. Loved by her grandchildren Candice JEDRIAK and Justin JEDRIAK. Sister of Albert SCRATCH of Kingsville, Doug SCRATCH of Kingsville, and Donald SCRATCH of Quebec. Predeceased by a brother Murray SCRATCH and a sister Aggie SCRATCH. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Kingsville, Ontario on September 12, 1930 daughter of the late George and Maude (WARE) SCRATCH. Shirley lived most of her life in Springfield. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, of ashes Springfield Cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
BROOKS, Ella Margaret (née PICKERING)
A resident of Chatham, Ella BROOKS died on Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus, at the age of 88. Born in Harwich Township to the late Warren and Florence (MOORE) PICKERING. Beloved wife of Gordon BROOKS. Loving mother of Linda PAOLUCCI and her husband Pat of London, Shirley McCOLL and her husband Neil of Rodney, and the late Joanne MOORE. Ella will be missed by her grandchildren Shannon, Wendy, Kelly, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Julie, Jared, Jordan, Steven, Cheryl, and Michael, along with her 7 great-grandchildren. She is survived by sister Evelyn WARRINER, brother Gordon PICKERING and his wife Lena, and sister-in-law Gertrude PICKERING. Predeceased by sister Vera Galloway and brother Leonard Pickering. Ella enjoyed Old Time Square Dancing and was very proud to knit mittens for the Goodfellows every year. She was a member of Park Street United Church for many years and later St. Andrew's United. Family will receive Friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 from 3: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, at 1: 30 p.m. from the Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael BROOKS officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations made in Ella's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one's choice are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
ROSS, Rose Marie (née VECSI)
Suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at London Health Sciences Centre, Rose Marie (VECSI) ROSS of Grand Bend and formerly of Goderich peacefully surrounded by her loving family in her 61st year. Beloved wife of John ROSS. Loving daughter of Mary VECSI of Grand Bend and the late Gerald VECSI. Dear mother of Tanya ROSS (Kendra PEARSON) of Stratford and Nathan ROSS (Renee CHAUVIN) of Grand Bend. Loving grandmother of Aden ROSS. Also survived by sister Darlene (Harry) BROOKS of Exeter and nieces Kristen and Amanda BROOKS. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich, on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation-Critical Care Trauma Centre gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-23 published
PAOLUCCI, Pat
At his residence on Monday, July 21st, 2008, Pat PAOLUCCI of London in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Linda (BROOKS) PAOLUCCI. Pat is survived by his family, Shannon DUBARRY (Steve,) Wendy PILGRIM (Andrew SERVICE) and Kelly PILGRIM (Jamie LAFRAMBOIS) as well as grandchildren Nathan and Lauren, Jacob and Landon. Also sadly missed by dear Friends, Barry and Wendy GILMOUR and their children Megan and Mark. Pat was proud to be on the Board of Directors of the Grand Bend Cruising Club where he had been an active member for 8 years. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral and committal services will be conducted on Thursday, July 24th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
CHETWYND, Marjory May Macdonald (née LANG) (1915-2008)
Lady Marjory CHETWYND departed in peace on January 3, 2008 at the Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg, Ontario. Cherished eldest daughter of the late Robert Bruce and Anna May LANG; treasured sister of the late Bruce and Arthur LANG and Alice REID (née LANG) beloved wife and life-long companion of the late Sir Arthur Ralph Talbot CHETWYND, Bt.; much loved mother of sons Robin (Donna) and Richard (Ann); dear grandmother of Kimberly, Peter (Sabrina), Hugh (Wendy) and Brian (Andrea) and great-grandmother of Owen, Simon and Shaelan; appreciated aunt of the late Donald REID and Bruce, Marjory, Mary and Penny LANG; and valued friend to her extended family Heather CHETWYND (née LOTHIAN,) Mike, Heather, Kaili and Erin TZEKAS and Terri PREECE. Marjory led an exemplary life of caring, loyalty and trust: foremost, in her early nursing career; later, as an able 'keeper of the purse and den mother' for the film production company which she jointly founded with husband, Arthur; and, laterally, contributing to and sharing in various community service projects in Toronto, Barbados and Cobourg. Throughout her near 93 years, she lived a full and productive life! Family, Friends and community are invited to join in a celebration and remembrance of Marjory at Saint Peter's Anglican Church, Saint Paul's Chapel, King and College Streets, Cobourg, Ontario on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations may be made to the Golden Plough Lodge, Saint Peter's Anglican Church or the charity of your choice. Special thanks to the caring staff at the Golden Plough Lodge, Diane and Chester FRONCZ, Lillian BROOKS and the Reverend Canon Peter WALKER. Condolences and memories may be sent to www.maccoubrey.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
BROOKS, Barbara Ann (née ROBINSON)
Born in New Liskeard 1932; Graduate of Havergal College 1950 and University College University of Toronto 1954; Hons B.A. Mod. History and Mod. Languages. It is with great sadness that our family announces the loss of Barbara, who died peacefully at home in Guelph as a result of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Cherished mother of daughters Laura, Kathleen (CLOSE) and Alison; beloved 'Grammy' to Fraser, Graeme, Dylan and Declan; much loved sister of Nonie TAILOR/TAYLOR and Mary KILGOUR, and adored partner of her beloved Fred FLETCHER. Loving mother-in-law to Alex WODA, Ron CLOSE and Charles WALKER. Pre-deceased by parents Lillian Vera and Robert Sherriff ROBINSON of New Liskeard, and dear brothers Jack and Howard. Barbara will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her eleven nieces and nephews and their children, and by her very many Friends in Ontario and across Canada. Family, Friends and acquaintances are warmly invited to gather for a reception to be held 29 January, 2-4 p.m. at the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, 358 Gordon St. Guelph, to honour and remember Barbara who cared deeply for others and contributed greatly to her community - especially to the Arts in Guelph, through her work with the Guelph Arts Council over the years. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Barbara's name to the Guelph Community Foundation Musagetes Fund, 147 Wyndham St. N., Suite 405, P.O. Box 1311, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6N6 (Please write 'Musagetes Fund' in the memo line of the cheque) and to the Dance theatre David Earle, 42 Quebec Street Guelph, Ontario N1H 2T4. We wish to express our sincere appreciation of the dedicated care we received from the Community Care Access Centre team, Bayshore Palliative Team, Guelph Wellington Hospice, Emmy Beauchamp and our angel Megan Klaver. Condolences may be sent to www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-07 published
BALLANTYNE, Dorothy (née BROOKS)
Passed away at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Harold BALLANTYNE. Loving mother of Heather BENSON (Alfred) of Blairmore, Alberta. Predeceased by her infant son Ronald, as well as two sisters, Vera and Hilda. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at 1: 30 p.m. in The Church Of The Ascension, 33 Overland Drive, Don Mills. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4N 3M5 or The Church of the Ascension (M3C 2C3). Condolences and memories may be forwarded through
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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-09 published
SHERMAN, Sophie
On Friday February 8, 2008 at her residence. Sophie SHERMAN wife of the late Sam. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Nancy, and Goldie SHERMAN and Juan HUME. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Sylvia and Ben MARKS, George and Suzie SILVERMAN, the late Al SILVERMAN, Leonard and late Reva BROOKS, late Bunny and Freda SILVERMAN, and Bev and the late David SILVERMAN. Devoted grandmother of David MONGE- SHERMAN, and Samantha MONGE- SHERMAN. A graveside service will be held at the Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery on Sunday February 10th at 10: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association 1-800-505-5525 or www.diabetes.ca or Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333 or www.cancer.ca

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-07 published
BROOKS- HILL, Frances (Fran) Mae (formerly MASON, née HAWKINS)
(September 29, 1910-March 3, 2008)
With great dignity and respect Fran's life journey suddenly ended. Died of natural causes at the North York General Hospital in her 98th year. Predeceased by her first husband James (Jimmy) Cooper MASON and her second husband Frederick (Fred) Bancroft BROOKS- HILL. Survived by her son James Robert MASON (Carol) and her grandchildren Stephen, Darryl (Beth) and Jeff who will sadly miss their Grandma. Cherished great-grandmother to Spencer, Skylar, Cooper, Owen and Emma. Fondly remembered by Fred's children: Heather BROOKS- HILL (Jeremy CARVER,) Frederick 'Rick' (Priscilla,) Robin (Virginia THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) and Gillian (Gerry LEE.) Loved by Fred's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Missed by residents of the Amica at Bayview, loving relatives and Friends. Fran was a working mother for many years with the Vaughan School Board where she could keep a close eye on her son Robert through teachers and principals. Fran, Jimmie and Robert were pioneers on Straggle Lake in Harcourt Park (1961) and thoroughly enjoyed their cottage life in the Wilberforce (Haliburton) area. For many winters Fran resided in Florida with her sister Marjorie MUIR and married Fred on March 6, 1995. A Celebration of Fran's life will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street) on Monday March 10 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Cremation is to follow, interment later at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lung Association or The Heart and Stroke Association will be gratefully acknowledged as an expression of sympathy.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-11 published
BROOKS, Elizabeth Ann (née KENNEDY)
Passed away peacefully at her home in Toronto, at the age of 62, surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Ann will be missed by her husband and soulmate, Malcolm, loving parents Betty and Charles KENNEDY and brother Tom (Martha.) She will always be loved by her children Steven (Marie), Lesley, Geoffrey, Andrew and the late Jennifer. Grandson Nathan will miss visits with his beloved Nana. We will always be grateful for the special love and care from her cousin Marie. The family wish to acknowledge the excellent care given to Ann by Doctor SAWKA, Doctor QUINTON and all the staff at the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Private interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. To celebrate Ann's life a reception for family and Friends will be held at the Estates Of Sunnybrook, Vaughan Estate, 2075 Bayview Avenue (www.estatesofsunnybrook.com) on Friday, March 14 between 2 and 5 p.m.
Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 790 Bay Street, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1N8. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
BLOOM, Kay
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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
BROOKS, Kay (formerly BLOOM)
Beloved wife of the late Jerry BROOKS and the late Joe BLOOM, beloved mother of Lynn (Dave) SHILMAN and Martin. Devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Treasured sister of Frances FOGLE and Molly Goldenberg LUTREN; in L.A. after a lengthy illness. Shiva in Toronto beginning Wednesday, March 19 at 4 p.m. Daily after 1 p.m. until Tuesday (25th) morning, 59 Admiral Road (north off Lowther, west of Bedford). Prayers 7 p.m.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-13 published
WHITELEY, Georgia Ruth (née BROOKS)
At the Hardy Terrace, Mount Pleasant on Saturday, May 10, 2008. Georgia (BROOKS) WHITELEY at the age of 77 years from complications due to Alzheimers Disease. Loving wife of Joseph D. (Joe) WHITELEY of Guelph, Ontario. The daughter of the late J. Stewart and Grace BROOKS formerly of Aroostook Junction, Victoria Cty., New Brunswick. Survived by Joe, her children; J. Deryck (Wendy) of St. Louis, Missouri, Jennifer D. (Paul ROBINSON) of Ottawa, Ontario, Jill D. (Brian Lamb) of Brantford, Ontario. grandchildren Nicole, Jason, Leah, Christopher, Colin and Jessica; her sisters Shirley (Jerry KLEMBA) of Ottawa and Sharon (Wayne McCRACKEN) of Burlington, Ontario. Georgia enjoyed her family, singing and life in general. She was a member of the Rundle Chapter No. 108 Order of the Eastern Star. Friends may call for a memorial visitation at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). Memorial service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Thursday, May 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation and inurnment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or ESTARL: Grand Chapter of Ontario, O.E.S. would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-24 published
GROH, Judith Dorothy (née BANWELL)
Judy died at home with her family on Thursday, May 22. She is survived by her husband, Bob, sons Stephen (Emily STAUNTON) and Kevin (Jennifer BROOKS,) and grand_sons Ben and Oliver. She was the loving sister of Barbara STOKES, and Peter BANWELL (Barbara BANWELL.) Judy brought characteristic grace, determination, and courage to the challenges of a short illness. Her recent time with family and Friends warmed many hearts. Judy will be remembered in a reception of Friends at her home on Saturday, May 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. Her family wishes to thank Doctor Louise COULOMBE and a wonderful team of nurses and support providers for their thoughtful care. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children or Ottawa's Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Condolences and tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-28 published
McNAIR, Fraser F.
Passed away peacefully, at the age of 78, on Monday, May 26, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Fraser, the beloved husband for 55 years to Joan (neé PAISLEY) and brother of the late Don McNAIR. Loving father and father-in-law to Jamie and Sue (neé BROOKS,) Tom and Jacqueline DRAPER, Heather and John HUCKLE. Devoted grandfather of Douglas, Paisley and Stephen McNAIR, Andy and Adam HUCKLE. President of McNair McAusland Painting and Decorating Company, partner in McNair Travel Group and Sales Associate at Rona and its predecessor Lansing Build-All. Member of Hyperion Club, Toronto Rotary Club, Past President of North Toronto Skating Club and long-time Board Member of North Toronto Memorial Arena. A private service for family members will take place Friday morning. All Friends are welcome to a celebration of Fraser's life on Friday, May 30th at Manor House, Bob Rumball Centre, 2395 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, 1: 30-4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the name of Fraser F. McNAIR.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-29 published
McNAIR, Fraser F.
Passed away peacefully, at the age of 78, on Monday, May 26, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Fraser, the beloved husband for 55 years to Joan (neé PAISLEY) and brother of the late Don McNAIR. Loving father and father-in-law to Jamie and Sue (neé BROOKS,) Tom and Jacqueline DRAPER, Heather and John HUCKLE. Devoted grandfather of Douglas, Paisley and Stephen McNAIR, Andy and Adam HUCKLE. President of McNair McAusland Painting and Decorating Company, partner in McNair Travel Group and Sales Associate at Rona and its predecessor Lansing Build-All. Member of Hyperion Club, Toronto Rotary Club, Past President of North Toronto Skating Club and long-time Board Member of North Toronto Memorial Arena. A private service for family members will take place Friday morning. All Friends are welcome to a celebration of Fraser's life on Friday, May 30th at Manor House, Bob Rumball Centre, 2395 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, 1: 30-4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the name of Fraser F. McNAIR.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-26 published
COULTER, Louis
June 25, 2008 With profound sadness, the family announces the peaceful passing of Louis COULTER in his eighty-seventh year. Louis, (formerly of Montreal) was predeceased by his beloved wife of fifty-two years; Thelma (KASTNER) in 1994 and his treasured elder daughter Valerie (BROOKS) in 2007. He is survived by his daughter Karen and sonin-law Anthony YOUNG, his two grand_sons Richard (Brandy HUMES) and James Coulter BROOKS and their father, Gordon BROOKS. Louis was the greatly beloved patriarch of our family. We deeply loved and respected him, learned from him and laughed with him. Louis embodied an eternal youthful enthusiasm and a deprecating, irreverent sense of humour for which he will always be loved and remembered. Very special thanks to the warm and compassionate staff of the third floor Reminiscence Centre at Thorne Mill on Steeles Retirement Residence. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be most appreciated. A graveside burial will take place in Montreal at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, 5015 rue de la Savanne, Gate #1, Farband #4 at 1: 00 p.m., June 26, 2008.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
BROOKS, Elizabeth Ann (née KENNEDY)
Passed away peacefully at her home in Toronto, at the age of 62, surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Ann will be missed by her husband and soulmate, Malcolm, loving parents Betty and Charles KENNEDY and brother Tom (Martha.) She will always be loved by her children Steven (Marie), Lesley, Geoffrey, Andrew and the late Jennifer. Grandson Nathan will miss visits with his beloved Nana. We will always be grateful for the special love and care from her cousin Marie. The family wish to acknowledge the excellent care given to Ann by Doctor SAWKA, Doctor QUINTON and all the staff at the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Private interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. To celebrate Ann's life a reception for family and Friends will be held at the Estates Of Sunnybrook, Vaughan Estate, 2075 Bayview Avenue (www.estatesofsunnybrook.com) on Friday, March 14 between 2 and 5 p.m. Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 790 Bay Street, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1N8. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
BROOKS, Agnes W.
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008. Agnes, in her 78th year, was the loving wife for 55 years to Ron. Loving mother to Patricia BROOKS (Doug GROSS), Rhonda SHERIDAN (John DOIRON) and Angela ROBERTSON (Bill.) Devoted grandmother to April, Caeleigh, Lauren, Sarah, Brittany, Mitchell, Rachel, Johnathon, Madison, Grace and the late Ryan. Great-grandmother (Gee-Gee) to Liam. Friends and family may visit at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering, 905-686-5589 on Friday, March 14th, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Agnes's life will take place in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15th, 2008. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
BROOKS, Elizabeth Ann (née KENNEDY)
Passed away peacefully at her home in Toronto, at the age of 62, surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Ann will be missed by her husband and soulmate, Malcolm, loving parents Betty and Charles KENNEDY and brother Tom (Martha.) She will always be loved by her children Steven (Marie), Lesley, Geoffrey, Andrew and the late Jennifer. Grandson Nathan will miss visits with his beloved Nana. We will always be grateful for the special love and care from her cousin Marie. The family wish to acknowledge the excellent care given to Ann by Doctor SAWKA, Doctor QUINTON and all the staff at the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Private interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. To celebrate Ann's life a reception for family and Friends will be held at the Estates of Sunnybrook, Vaughan Estate, 2075 Bayview Avenue (www.estatesofsunnybrook.com) on Friday, March 14 between 2 and 5 p.m. Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 790 Bay Street, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1N8. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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