CARSTENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
LAYNE, Cecil James " Jim"
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday July 24, 2008, Cecil James " Jim" LAYNE of Aylmer in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Irene Doris LAYNE (née MOORE.) Loved father of Jim (Val) of Cobourg, Brenda LAYNE of Saint Thomas, Clifford (Rose) of Toronto, Pat WRIGHT (Brad) of Delhi, Jenny MacDOUGALL (Bill) of Melbourne, Blanch LANGOUR (Rick) of Saint Thomas, Sheila LAYNE of London, and Kevin of Toronto. Dear step-father of John KISH of Windsor and Tyler KISH of Aylmer. Jim is also survived by his sisters Olive and Sue of England, by 19 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and former spouse Irene CARSTENS. Predeceased by his sister Daisy of England. Jim worked as a Steel Fitter with General Motors Diesel for 15 years, retiring in 1989, and served with the Royal Navy during World War 2. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas (519-631-0570). Online condolences at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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CARSWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-18 published
CARSWELL, M. Jean (PEIRCE)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Saturday, February 16, 2008 M. Jean (PEIRCE) CARSWELL of London in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Alan C. CARSWELL. Best friend and companion of Jack ATKINS. Dear mother of Nancy WILLOUGHBY and her husband Ron of Montreal and Bill CARSWELL and his wife Barbara of London. Proud grandmother of Tom WILLOUGHBY and his wife Tina, Neil WILLOUGHBY and Ryan CARSWELL. Loving great-grandmother of Meagan and Katie WILLOUGHBY. Predeceased by granddaughter Kelly Jean CARSWELL. The family will receive relatives and Friends from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 and on Wednesday February 20, 2008 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. which will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London with Reverend Gordon DUNCAN officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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CARTAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-15 published
CARTAN, Isabel (née PRIDMORE)
Peacefully on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at home after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by husband Bruce. Isabel was the beloved mother of Michael and his wife Mai-Reet, and of Douglas, who lovingly cared for his mother at home. Devoted grandmother of Aivar and Alar. Recently predeceased by sister Dorothy and lovingly remembered by her children Sandra, Paul, Lynne and their families. Also remembered by sister Shirley and family. Special thanks to Doctor Jaanus MARLEY for his solicitous care. Friends and family will be received at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road (at St. Clair Ave. E.), Toronto, 416-267-8229 on Friday, April 18th from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, April 19th at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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CARTAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
BUSBY, Dorothy
From Amica at Erin Mills passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the Credit Valley Hospital. Predeceased by her beloved husband Derek William. Dear mother of Sandra (Don) BURT, Paul (Wendy) BUSBY, Lynne (Bill) MEEK. Loving grandmother to Shelley, Karen, Janis, Donna, Melissa, Glen, Shannon, Brandon and her wonderful 11 great-grandchildren. Sister of Isobel CARTAN and Shirley LAROQUE. Cremation has taken place and a family interment will be held at Sanctuary Park Cemetery. A memorial service to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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CARTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-24 published
BOOTH, Thelma (formerly ELLIS, née CARTER)
Age 91, of Toronto and Lion's Head, Ontario passed peacefully on May 14th, 2008 at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston. Predeceased by husbands Robert Charles ELLIS and Bronson BOOTH. Loving mother of Victoria MADISON and Gregory ELLIS (Susan,) fond grandmother of Brent, Courtney, Paige, Lindsay, and Hillary and dear sister of Elmeta DUNCAN (Norman.) A Memorial Service will be held at 45 Whippoorwill Rd, Lionshead, Ontario on Sunday, August 3rd, 2008.

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CARTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-28 published
SCOWCROFT, Natalie Celestine
Suddenly in Kingston, on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 at the age of 28 years, Natalie SCOWCROFT of Brockville and formerly of Port Elgin. Loving daughter of Sue SCOWCROFT and Martin SCOWCROFT both of Port Elgin. Dear sister of Philippa SCOWCROFT of Korea, and Cassie SCOWCROFT of Kitchener. Grand- daughter of Irene CARTER, and Stella and Alan HOPE, all of the United Kingdom. She will also be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy, Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill St. (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, June 30th 2008. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter MEYER officiating. Parish prayers will be held in the funeral home on Monday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-08 published
CARTER, Nathan Alexander
With broken hearts, Michelle ROBBINS and Gary CARTER of Wiarton announce the passing of their newborn son, Nathan Alexander, on Sunday, July 6th, 2008. Forever missed by his big brother Jesse, at home; grandparents Calvin and Marie ROBBINS, of Miller Lake, and Patricia WATERTON, of Woodford; and all of his extended family. Nathan's family will gather for a private family service with interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. In living memory of Nathan an Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
LECOURTOIS, Gertrude May (formerly WILLIAMSON, née CAMPBELL)
Of Guelph suddenly on Thursday February 21, 2008 at the LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late John Alexander WILLIAMSON (1964) and the late Gordon LECOURTOIS (1993.) Loving mother of Jerry and his wife Jean WILLIAMSON, JoAnn DUNN and Mary Jane and her husband Robert JOHNSTONE. Lovingly remembered by 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Dear sister of Bruce CAMPBELL and sister-in-law of Zetta CARTER and Dorothy JEWELL. She was predeceased by brother's John and Alex CAMPBELL and by sisters Helen SIPLE and Etoile STERLING. Gertrude was a longtime resident of Saint Thomas and had recently moved to Guelph. The Funeral Service was held on Monday at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Interment followed at the Elmdale Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice through Williams Funeral Home (519-631-0850).

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-27 published
SANDERS, Ada (née SOUTHALL)
Formerly of Saint Thomas, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Monday, February 25, 2008, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford L. SANDERS (2005.) Dearly loved mother of Donald SANDERS and his wife Cheryl of Frankford, Robert SANDERS and his partner Louise GOUR of Carleton Place, and the late Patricia "Patti" MONTGOMERY (2007) (her husband Gerald of Saint Thomas.) Cherished grandmother of Jacob "Jay" and Adam MONTGOMERY, Larissa, Matthew, Danielle, Brett, Erin, Megan, and Gregory SANDERS. Dear sister of Ruby GUMBERT of Dundas. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister, Lily BARNETT and four brothers, Ted, John, Joe and Tom SOUTHALL. Born in Dundas, Ontario, April 17, 1923, Ada came to Saint Thomas in the late 1940's. She was the daughter of the late John and Ada Mary (CARTER) SOUTHALL. Ada formerly attended St. Hilda's-St. Luke's Anglican Church as well as Saint_John's Anglican Church, Saint Thomas, where she was an active choir member. She loved to cook and share recipes. Friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
POLISAK, Mary (née LIMACHER)
Of Elgin Manor passed away on Saturday, March 8th, 2008, at her late residence, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Peter POLISAK and dearly loved mother of Joe and his wife Jo-Anne POLISAK of London, Patricia CARTER of London, Rita and her husband Bob WITHENSHAW of Saint Thomas, William POLISAK and his wife Claudette SAMURE of Ottawa, James POLISAK of London, Joan and her husband Jerome THOMAS of Saint Thomas and June and her husband Craig RICHARDSON of London. Dear sister of Matilda of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan., Angela of Florida, Florida, Margaret of Toronto, Herman of New Zealand and Bernard of Mazenod, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by 3 sisters Annie, Madeline and Hildegarde and by 3 brothers Joseph, John and Albert. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great, great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews. Mary was born in Expanse, Saskatchewan on September 27, 1916, the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Hermina PAUWELS) LIMACHER. She has lived in Saint Thomas since 1946 and was a member of Saint Anne's Church, the Catholic Women's League and the Resurrection Choir. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Monday and then to Saint Anne's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 17th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 1: 00 to 4:30 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday at 1: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Elgin Children's Foundation or the Easter Seals Telethon.

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-18 published
MARKS, Rollie
Formerly of Belgrave, passed away at Huronlea Home for the Aged, Brussels, on Sunday, March 16th, 2008. Born in Morris Township on January 9th, 1907, Rollie was in his 102nd year. Beloved husband of the late Clara (WILLOUGHBY) MARKS. Dear father of Shirley HOPPER and husband Bob of Brussels, Helen WALLACE and husband Bev of Londesborough and Robert MARKS and wife Agnes of Belgrave. Also loved by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his daughter Agnes CARTER, granddaughter Rosemary CARTER and his 5 brothers. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels, where the funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, March 19 at 2: 00 p.m. with Major Ken KIMBERLEY of the Salvation Army officiating. Spring interment in Brussels Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made at www.schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
McCONNELL, Winifred
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge on Monday, March 31, 2008, Winifred McCONNELL of Strathroy and formerly of Ottawa in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Hubert (Bun) McCONNELL (1993.) Loving mother Bryan and Donna McCONNELL of Watford, Jane and the late George COUNTER (2006) of London, Cheryl and Martin HUGHES of Strathroy. Dear Nanny of Richard, Kassandra, Bryson, Victoria, Lesleigh, Amanda, Adam, Krista, David and Carly. Survived by her sisters Marjorie COLLINS of Victoria, British Columbia, Betty MacKEY of Utica, New York and sister-in-law Rose BABINGTON of Ottawa. Predeceased by her brother Brad BABINGTON and sister Doris CARTER. Sadly missed by 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours. Funeral Service will be held in the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by Winifred's family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Winifred.

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
CARTER, Linda Marie
In loving memory of Linda Marie CARTER who passed away April 5th, 2004. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. Remembered by Glen.

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
PIRAK, Everett Leo " Joe"
Passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London on Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the age of 92. True and devoted husband of Lucille for 61 years. Treasured and beloved father of Warner, Paul and Kristine. Dear father-in-law of Carolyn TIFFIN (deceased,) Maria Teresa DI PAOLA, and Rick CARTER. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Pierangelo, Gaia, Stephen and Kevin and by his sister Lyla PIRAK. Everett (Joe) was one of London's most highly respected secondary school teachers for over 25 years. He was also a former Navigating Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War when he met his lifelong companion Lucille. The family will receive Friends at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. where a memorial service will be conducted on Friday, April 11th, 2008 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in memory of Everett to the Memorial Boys and Girls Club or the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CARTER 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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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-10 published
McCORKLE, Melvin George
Age 84 of Dresden passed away at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus on Wednesday April 9, 2008. He was born in Chatham Township son of the late Harry and Annie BOSWELL) McCORKLE. He farmed most of his life on the family farm in Chatham Twp. His wife Marie (CARTER) McCORKLE predeceased in 1998. Surviving are two daughters: Hazel and Gerald McCATHERN of Chatham, Rhoda and Bill CHANDLER of Dresden; son: David McCORKLE of R.R.#5 Dresden six grandchildren: Lance, Joanne, Shawn, Tricia, Kristy and Jonathan 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. He is predeceased by 4 brothers: Ronald, Harvey, Grant and Hugh McCORKLE and 1 sister Alva LUCAS. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday April 12, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with Mr. Don MUIR officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Wallaceburg Congregation of Jehovah's witnesses: or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation and left at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be made on our website www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-18 published
TRUSCOTT, Eunice Isobel (née HOLDING)
At Woodstock General Hospital on April 17th, 2008, Eunice Isobel TRUSCOTT (née HOLDING) of Woodstock in her 86th year. Beloved wife of James TRUSCOTT, C.D., who predeceased Eunice in 1997. Loved mother of James TRUSCOTT (Claudia) of Woodstock, Fred TRUSCOTT (Ramona) of Waterloo, Bev CARTER (Jack) and David TRUSCOTT (Gail) all of Woodstock. Beloved Grandmother of James PLANCK, James L. TRUSCOTT, Dean TRUSCOTT, Scott CARTER, Brett CARTER, Kevin TRUSCOTT and Reid TRUSCOTT. Great-Grandmother of Amy, Erin, Ashley, Drew, Zoe, Cody, Caleb, Mackenzie, and Brock. Eunice is also survived by her sister Hazel PHILLIPS of Wirral, Merseyside, England, and by her brother, Robert HOLDING of Windsor, Ontario and predeceased by her brother Neville HOLDING and her sister Sylvia WARD. Eunice came to Canada from Great Britain in 1943 following her marriage to James, who was then serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. While fondly reminiscing of her youthful springtime in England, she set about making a home in Canada in which to raise what would become a family of four children. No stranger to long hours of labour, Eunice balanced her evenings and days raising her family while working as a bookkeeper. Friends will be received at the Smith-Leroy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 20th. The funeral service will be held at Old Saint Paul's Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock, on Monday, April 21st at 2: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce GENGE officiating. Refreshments will follow the service. Contributions to the registered charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.smithleroy.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
TRUSCOTT, Eunice Isobel (née HOLDING)
At Woodstock General Hospital on April 17th, 2008, Eunice Isobel TRUSCOTT (née HOLDING) of Woodstock in her 86th year. Beloved wife of James TRUSCOTT, C.D., who predeceased Eunice in 1997. Loved mother of James TRUSCOTT (Claudia) of Woodstock, Fred TRUSCOTT (Ramona) of Waterloo, Bev CARTER (Jack) and David TRUSCOTT (Gail) all of Woodstock. Beloved Grandmother of James PLANCK, James L. TRUSCOTT, Dean TRUSCOTT, Scott CARTER, Brett CARTER, Kevin TRUSCOTT and Reid TRUSCOTT. Great-Grandmother of Amy, Erin, Ashley, Drew, Zoe, Cody, Caleb, Mackenzie, and Brock. Eunice is also survived by her sister Hazel PHILLIPS of Wirral, Merseyside, England, and by her brother, Robert HOLDING of Windsor, Ontario and predeceased by her brother Neville HOLDING and her sister Sylvia WARD. Eunice came to Canada from Great Britain in 1943 following her marriage to James, who was then serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. While fondly reminiscing of her youthful springtime in England, she set about making a home in Canada in which to raise what would become a family of four children. No stranger to long hours of labour, Eunice balanced her evenings and days raising her family while working as a bookkeeper. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 20th. The funeral service will be held at Old Saint Paul's Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock, on Monday, April 21st at 2: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce GENGE officiating. Interment at The Anglican Cemetery. Refreshments will follow. Contributions to the registered charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.smithleroy.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-25 published
HONSINGER, Peter Orwell
At Belvedere Heights, Parry Sound on Wednesday April 23, 2008. Peter Orwell HONSINGER of McKellar in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Patricia (ARTHUR) HONSINGER. Dear father of Charles HONSINGER and wife Jeannie of Saint Thomas, Brian HONSINGER and wife Cathy of Aylmer, Lynn BURWELL and husband Kevin of Aylmer and Pearl McROBERTS of Parry Sound. Loved by his grandchildren. Brother of Ben HONSINGER and his wife Lea of Aylmer, Theresa NUNN of Saint Thomas and Ada PAUPST of Aylmer. Predeceased by brothers, Homer, Norman and Joe HONSINGER. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, Ontario on December 19, 1933 son of the late Norman and Ruby (CARTER) HONSINGER. Pete had worked for Truman Motors, and UAP in London and Aylmer. He retired in 1987 and moved to Parry Sound. He was a member of The Royal Canadian Legion. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer 12: 30-3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2008 followed by the funeral service at 3: 00 p.m. The Rev. Michael WELLWOOD, Padre to Branch #81, Royal Canadian Legion, Aylmer will officiate. Cremation to follow and burial of ashes in Springfield Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Humane Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-30 published
ARMSTRONG, Steven
Suddenly on Saturday, April 26, 2008, Steven ARMSTRONG of Strathroy in his 24th year lost his life due to the consequences of a tragic car accident early Saturday morning on Melbourne Rd. Steven was the loving son of George and Agnes ARMSTRONG of Strathroy, and the cherished younger brother of Denise Armstrong Joedy PAGE.) Steven will be dearly missed by his grandparents Bob and Elsie MANN, Alice DAVIDSON and Roy and Ivy DAVIDSON. Steven will be fondly remembered by his very proud Aunts and Uncles; Norm ALSOP, Barb and Dick MANN, Darleen and Brian CARTER and his devoted cousins, particularly David SEABROOK (Erin,) Rick MANN (Ashley ARIS) and Sara MANN (Aaron KAMPERS.) Steven will be tremendously missed by his many loving family members and countless loyal Friends. Originally from London, Ontario, Steven graduated from A.B. Lucas Secondary School in 2005 and after spending some time in the work force, was planning to attend Fanshawe College this fall to move onto the next stage of his life. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Saint_John the Evangelist Church, located on 34 head Street North, Strathroy at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. Expressions of sympathy and donations to the Canadian Tire Jump Start Program would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
ARCHER, Keith
At London Health Sciences Centre University Campus on Thursday, May 1, 2008, Keith ARCHER, of Ingersoll, in his 75th year. son of Mary FORDHAM of Tavistock. Beloved husband of Phyllis (CARTER) ARCHER. Dear father of Ken of Ingersoll, David (Rita) of Ingersoll and Brit of London. Dear grandfather of Hayley. Brother of Sylvia and her husband Bob VANSANTEN of Ingersoll, Jim FORDHAM and his wife Doreen of Woodstock and Marilyn and her husband Vic FEENY of Waterloo. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one son Craig (1993,) one sister Geraldine LAWTON and one brother Frank BOOK. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church, Ingersoll on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 12 Noon. Rev. Bill MAYOROS officiating. Memorial donations to the Sunshine Foundation or Trinity United Church Foundation would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-13 published
WYATT, Marjorie Grace
Peacefully on Monday, May 12th, 2008, Marjorie Grace WYATT (nee CAMPBELL) of Masonville Manor, formerly of Arva, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Walter Eugene WYATT (1993.) Loving mother of Marlene (Ross HODGINS) and Joan (Ron ARSENAULT.) Predeceased by brothers Duncan, Milton, Graham, Edwin (Bill) and Glenn, sister Evelyn McCLARY, sister-in-law Edith GRIGG and brother-in-law Norman WYATT. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and 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 service will be conducted on Thursday, May 15th, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Marilyn CARTER officiating. Interment, Saint_John's Cemetery, Arva. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Arva United Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
CARTER, Clarence
In loving memory of a dear husband and father, Clarence CARTER who passed away May 17, 2003. Five years have passed, The hurt still lasts, Miss your smile and pleasant face, And in our hearts a special place, To hear your voice and see your smile, Sit and talk to you awhile, Be together in the same old way, Could be our dearest wish today. Love always Barbara and family.

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
CURTIN, James Joseph, M.B., B.Ch., (F.R.C.P.C)
Professor Emeritus U.W.O. died after an illness at Parkwood Hospital on Friday, May 30, 2008 at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Patricia, his five children Paul and his wife Marian of London, Margaret CARTER and her husband Greg of Sarnia, Ann CLARKE and her husband Don of London, John of Stoney Point and David of Toronto, and his six grandchildren. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Sunday from 2-5 o'clock with prayers beginning at 3 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, London, on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers for the repose of his soul would be appreciated. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations to the London Area Right to Life Association.

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
SMITH, Larry E.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Wednesday June 11, 2008 of Woodstock in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Donna J. (nee CARTER) SMITH for over 31 years. Dear father of Clifford BLAIR and his wife Susan of West Lorne, Dan CORNELL of Edmonton, Mike CORNELL of Kamloops, John CORNELL and his wife Cathy of R.R.#4, Woodstock and Paul CORNELL and his wife Denise of R.R.#1, Beachville. Loved grandfather of Thomas, Amanda, Matthew, Shawn, Danielle, Dylan, Cody and Katy. Dear brother of Gerald and Terry SMITH and brother-in-law of June SMITH and their families. Also survived by his many cousins, nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by his brother Carl. Larry was a retired employee of CAMI Automotive, Local 88 and was a member of the L.D.M.A. (Lost Dutchmen's Mining Association). A memorial service to celebrate Larry's life will be held at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Saturday June 14, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Cremation has taken place. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the London Regional Cancer Clinic would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Albert " Bert"
At London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital on Sunday, June 22, 2008 Albert (Bert) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Lucan in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Kay) (BROWN) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Ailsa Craig. Dear father of Cheryl of Burlington. Dear grandfather of Adam, Bradley and Stacey and Steve. Predeceased by his brother Charles and his sister Margaret CARTER. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan, one hour prior to the memorial service which will be held on Tuesday, July 1st at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kathy WREFORD officiating. Cremation with interment Elmdale Cemetery, Saint Thomas. Donations to the Lucan United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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CARTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-11 published
SCOTT, Clifford
Born February 1, 1922 passed away July 9, 2008, in his 87th year at University Hospital. Beloved husband to the late Edith Pearl (CARTER) (1994.) Loving father of Walter, Carter and his wife Lois. Cherished grandfather of Chantel and Kaylee SCOTT. Predeceased by brothers Harry, John and Walter. Cremation has taken place. In loving memory of Clifford, the family has placed a memorial bench in Tobermory, Ontario. Clifford loved nature, fishing and going for walks with his grandchildren. If desired memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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CARTER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-06-18 published
PROSSER, Harry and Vera and Norris
In loving memory of our parents Dad Harry June 19, 2000, our Mom Vera September 18, 1997 also our brother Norris October 2, 1997, his wife Betty and their children Richard and Lynn.
Always loved, never forgotten.
Evelyn CARTER, Dorothy LEGATE, Jim PROSSER and our family
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CARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
CARTER, Eleanor May (née WEBB)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31st, 2007 in her 91st year. Loving wife of 65 years and best friend to John CARTER. Dear mother to Christine BEGGS and Robert CARTER. Grandmother to Erica, Thomas and Richard. Great-grandmother to Natalie. Predeceased by brothers George and Wes. Visitation will be held at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Thursday, January 3, 2008 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
ORTVED, Mary Charteris (née CARTER)
Peacefully at her home on January 14th, 2008 in her 91st year, following an incredibly full life. Beloved wife of the late William Evans ORTVED, M.D. (1996) and sister to Joan Carruthers ROBERTS (Goodridge d.) and the late John Charteris Haig CARTER (Helen d.). As the Leo that she was, she stood like a lioness for her six children, Susan ARMITAGE (Murray d.,) Niels (Stephanie,) Peter (Maureen), Jody (Cathy), Janet IGGERS (Dan), Anne DATTELS (Peter) and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed watching the eleven grandchildren grow up - Kirsten COOKE (Ian,) Kevin ARMITAGE (Linda GALASSO); Allie SWEENEY (Patrick), Chat and John ORTVED; Mira and Matthew ORTVED; Kyla and Dayne ORTVED; Kelly and Adam IGGERS. She was proud to be a great-grandmother of Sophie, Charlie and Jay. Also fondly remembered by Jim SUTTON and Jamie, Liam and Isabelle CAVEN. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Doctor Wendy BROWN; and her special caregivers Norma, Maria, Tess, Magda and Lani, one of whom was always at her side for the past 21 months.
After graduating from Havergal College, Mary went on to University College, University of Toronto where she met her husband Bill ORTVED. Her many years of volunteering for the Women's Committee of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra culminated in her term as President. She served on both the Board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Roy Thomson Hall. She was an enthusiastic member of the Toronto Herb Society, and enjoyed her many weekly bridge games. She led a very active life right up into her late eighties playing tennis twice weekly, skiing at Osler Bluff Ski Club, playing golf at Rosedale Golf Club, skippering her Albacore and Flying Scot, and enjoying the religious morning plunge into Georgian Bay off the rocks of Land's End. Mary's spirit will always rest at her beloved island, Wawonaissa, at Pointe au Baril where she spent every summer of her life. Since 1954 when they bought property at Mansfield, her weekend ritual was roosting at Whippoorwill Hill and she cherished the hills and the many Friends that surrounded her there.
There will be a celebration of her life on Monday January 21st at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton and Duplex Ave. Toronto at 2 o'clock. Reception following at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
"Mothers are the shelters in our lives"

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CARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
ORTVED, Mary Charteris (née CARTER)
Peacefully at her home on January 14th, 2008 in her 91st year, following an incredibly full life. Beloved wife of the late William Evans ORTVED, M.D. (1996) and sister to Joan Carruthers ROBERTS (Goodridge d.) and the late John Charteris Haig CARTER (Helen d..) As the Leo that she was, she stood like a lioness for her six children, Susan ARMITAGE (Murray d.,) Niels (Stephanie,) Peter (Maureen), Jody (Cathy), Janet IGGERS (Dan), Anne DATTELS (Peter) and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed watching the eleven grandchildren grow up - Kirsten COOKE (Ian), Kevin ARMITAGE (Linda GALASSO) Allie SWEENEY (Patrick,) Chat and John ORTVED; Mira and Matthew ORTVED; Kyla and Dayne ORTVED; Kelly and Adam IGGERS. She was proud to be a great-grandmother of Sophie, Charlie and Jay. Also fondly remembered by Jim Sutton and Jamie, Liam and Isabelle CAVEN. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Wendy BROWN; and her special caregivers Norma, Maria, Tess, Magda and Lani, one of whom was always at her side for the past 21 months.
After graduating from Havergal College, Mary went on to University College, University of Toronto where she met her husband Bill ORTVED. Her many years of volunteering for the Women's Committee of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra culminated in her term as President. She served on both the Board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Roy Thomson Hall. She was an enthusiastic member of the Toronto Herb Society, and enjoyed her many weekly bridge games. She led a very active life right up into her late eighties playing tennis twice weekly, skiing at Osler Bluff Ski Club, playing golf at Rosedale Golf Club, skippering her Albacore and Flying Scot, and enjoying the religious morning plunge into Georgian Bay off the rocks of Land's End. Mary's spirit will always rest at her beloved island, Wawonaissa, at Pointe au Baril where she spent every summer of her life. Since 1954 when they bought property at Mansfield, her weekend ritual was roosting at Whippoorwill Hill and she cherished the hills and the many Friends that surrounded her there.
There will be a celebration of her life on Monday January 21st at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton and Duplex Ave. Toronto at 2 o'clock. Reception following at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
"Mothers are the shelters in our lives"

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CARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-04 published
CARTER, Valerie (née FERGUSON)
Died January 23, 2008 in Mississauga at 89 of cancer. She was predeceased by her adoring husband Robert CARTER. Valerie will be fondly remembered by her family, many good Friends and caring neighbours. There was no service at her request.

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CARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-12 published
O'BRIEN, Richard George
On Sunday, February 10, 2008. Loving husband of Marna (née COOPER,) devoted father of Elizabeth (Howard) and Lynn (Gilbert), adoring grandfather to Hannah, Chloe, Charlotte and John-Raymond. He will be greatly missed by his brother and best friend Edward (Sheila), sisters Jean CARTER (Thomas), Evelyn McISAAC and Florence O'BRIEN, and his nieces and nephews. Dick was liked and respected by his former colleagues at Texaco Canada. After retirement, he and Marna enjoyed many wonderful evenings and vacations with dear Friends Bette and Ken. His greatest delight was spending time in Florida and in Toronto with his grandchildren whom he dearly loved. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Doctor Stephen JOHNSON who took such good care of Richard. The doctors and especially the outstanding nurses at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre treated Richard and his family with dedication and kindness for which we are very grateful. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 12-1 p.m., with a funeral service in the chapel at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2008. If desired, donations may be made to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5.

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CARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-19 published
PAVELKA, Joseph George, B.Sc., P.Eng.
After a long and courageous battle on Monday, March 17, 2008 at The Carpenter Hospice, Joe PAVELKA passed away at the age of 59. Beloved husband of Gayle GREGORY. Loving father of Bradley PAVELKA, Laura PAVELKA, Jodie TRODD (Corey) and Jennifer REKRUT (Chuck ANDREWS.) Dear Papa Joe of Megan and Jessica. Survived by his mother Mary PAVELKA and his sister Madeline CARTER. Joe, a professional engineer, was Chief Administrative Officer for Chatham-Kent and former Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Hamilton as well as a former Trustee of Halton District School Board. Special thanks to the Canadian Cancer Society and the volunteers and staff at The Carpenter Hospice. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where a Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Carpenter Hospice, would be appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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CARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-25 published
DERSTINE, Clayton Kolb
Our friend, husband and father died on Good Friday at Toronto Western Hospital. Clay would have liked to have been remembered both as a writer and as a pioneer in establishing French public schools in Toronto. Clay wrote throughout his life (including book reviews for The Globe and Mail) but his magnum opus is his book Treegodspace. Clay believed in multi-culturalism and in Canadians speaking both official languages, and was active in left-wing politics. He devoted his considerable talent and energy to working to establish a French public school system in Toronto, and the success that system is now enjoying is due in no small part to his efforts.
Clay was born in 1928 to Mary Elizabeth Kolb DERSTINE and Bishop C.F. DERSTINE of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Clay grew up in Kitchener and was a football star at Kitchener Collegiate Institute and Waterloo Lutheran. He came to Toronto to do graduate studies, but fled to Paris, where he sought to come to terms with the divergence between many of society's values and his own. He taught himself French from Friends, books and the street, and worked at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. He returned to Canada in 1958, met and married Joyce CARTER, his love and companion for the next 50 years. Their son is Dirk DERSTINE of Toronto. Clay was also blessed with a daughter, Julie SAAVEDRA, born in France. He also leaves his daughter-in-law Jennifer PENMAN, his son-in-law Téo SAAVEDRA and his grandchildren Madeleine, Benjamin, Lou and Atina. His brother John and sisters Ruth, Yvonne and Grace will all miss him as will their families and the rest of his large family.
Clay was a believer in wonder, joy and close observation triumphing over order-mongering and those who define interest, profit and riches in money. We loved him and we are all blessed by his memory and example, while poorer for his absence. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, April 6 at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, Toronto, at 5 p.m. until whenever.

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CARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-28 published
DERSTINE, Clayton Kolb
Our friend, husband and father died on Good Friday at Toronto Western Hospital. Clay would have liked to have been remembered both as a writer and as a pioneer in establishing French public schools in Toronto. Clay wrote throughout his life (including book reviews for The Globe and Mail) but his magnum opus is his book Treegodspace. Clay believed in multi-culturalism and in Canadians speaking both official languages, and was active in left-wing politics. He devoted his considerable talent and energy to working to establish a French public school system in Toronto, and the success that system is now enjoying is due in no small part to his efforts.
Clay was born in 1928 to Mary Elizabeth Kolb DERSTINE and Bishop C.F. DERSTINE of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Clay grew up in Kitchener and was a football star at Kitchener Collegiate Institute and Waterloo Lutheran. He came to Toronto to do graduate studies, but fled to Paris, where he sought to come to terms with the divergence between many of society's values and his own. He taught himself French from Friends, books and the street, and worked at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. He returned to Canada in 1958, met and married Joyce CARTER, his love and companion for the next 50 years. Their son is Dirk DERSTINE of Toronto. Clay was also blessed with a daughter, Julie SAAVEDRA, born in France. He also leaves his daughter-in-law Jennifer PENMAN, his son-in-law Téo SAAVEDRA and his grandchildren Madeleine, Benjamin, Lou and Atina. His brother John and sisters Ruth, Yvonne and Grace will all miss him as will their families and the rest of his large family.
Clay was a believer in wonder, joy and close observation triumphing over order-mongering and those who define interest, profit and riches in money. We loved him and we are all blessed by his memory and example, while poorer for his absence. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, April 6 at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, Toronto, at 5 p.m. until whenever.

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CARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-30 published
Rebellious writer returned from Paris and helped install French in Toronto schools
Raised on the Sawdust Trail, he learned oratory from his bishop father but strayed far from his religious roots
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- When Clayton DERSTINE was 9, he joined his father on the Sawdust Trail, a trek across the Deep South made by Christian evangelists during the Depression. C.F. DERSTINE, a Mennonite bishop from Kitchener, Ontario, headlined for Billy Graham while his son ran errands inside the crowded tents. Clay listened to his father preach to hardbitten farmers, sometimes for up to five hours at a time, and learned some of his oratory skills.
Years later, Mr. DERSTINE put those skills to work in a campaign of his own - an effort to have French-language education taught in Toronto's public schools. In the process, he discovered a style of proselytizing much more to his liking.
Mr. DERSTINE helped create the first French public school in Toronto. He also chaired the Toronto Board of Education's French language advisory committee, was instrumental in creating the Francophone Educational Planning Council for the Toronto Region, and co-ordinated the Ontario Coalition for Language Rights. The impact of his vision and the breadth of his labour is still felt in several Toronto communities.
Clayton DERSTINE was the oldest child born to Bishop DERSTINE's Canadian family and Mary Elizabeth KOLB. It was his father's second family - he had previously had three children with a first wife in Pennsylvania. His mother kept strictly to her tasks at the church but later in life was sometimes seen loosening her kerchief and cruising down the streets of Kitchener in a black car. Clayton was a bright boy but couldn't keep his mind on his lessons. He slid into all kinds of mischief - a rough beginning for a boy whose father had penned well-thumbed sermons with the titles "The path to noble manhood" and "Hell's playground: theatres and movies."
During Bishop DERSTINE's revival meetings, one of Clay's jobs was to lean across a five-foot wooden scroll and wind it along, displaying the images as his father told the Mennonite history of the world. After the meetings, devout women who had stood in the hot sun all day prepared supper for them, sometimes dripping sweat into the mashed potatoes. Clay didn't like that too much - he politely asked for a couple of boiled eggs and peeled the shells himself. A rebel from the start, he continued on this path and later exhibited some particularly curious eccentricities, drawing him far from his rural, religious roots.
He was a football hero during high school, a force to be feared on the field. But he was a bookish jock, preferring Dickens and Descartes over retelling stories from the game. His yearbook included comments about his tackling and running, as well as how he tended to "sling around a mean vocabulary."
In 1949, after graduating from Waterloo Lutheran University (later Wilfred Laurier) with a degree in English literature, he went to graduate school at the University of Toronto, studying under Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan. He spent hours at the Royal York Hotel's King Cole Room, discussing great shifts in intellectual thought with his mentors and fellow protégés. These conversations became a launching pad for him as a thinker and a writer. His problem was that his intellect and ambition never quite met up with a solid body of discipline. As a writer, he was often mired in esoteric dreaming. He dropped out of school in 1951 and looked for the cheapest route to Paris.
For the next seven years, he lived in a tiny top-floor garret with a view of Notre Dame, no doubt aware of the cliché but succumbing to its charms regardless. He surrounded himself with Scotch, cigarettes and a steady supply of black notebooks, in which he inked his impressions of the city. If he wasn't in his room writing, he was in cafés discovering the particular flavours of French society, and sometimes sponging work off his new Friends. He was an office boy for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for a few years, then hired to do translations. If the French words didn't come easily enough, he'd pop into Café de Flore on Boulevard Saint-Germain to swallow un petit jaune (pastis) and ask someone to help fill in the blanks.
During this period, he dated Mariel CLARMONT, a Parisian he met in one of the cafés. She gave birth to their daughter, Julie, just before he returned to Canada in 1958. Mr. DERSTINE held Julie at birth but then did not see her again until she turned 21, by agreement with Mariel.
In the meantime, Mr. DERSTINE returned home to life in the basement of his parents' Kitchener home. It wasn't long before he met and fell in love with Joyce CARTER, a young reporter at the Record newspaper. The couple moved to Toronto, where Ms. CARTER went to work for The Globe and Mail. After they had lived together for a few years, they were married by Bishop DERSTINE in their living room, his hands shaking so much from Parkinson's disease that he could hardly hold the Bible. His son reached out and took his father's hand to steady it.
In 1965, their son Dirk was born and Mr. DERSTINE became a stay-at-home father, a rarity then. He also worked as a freelancer, consulting with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on a series about Mennonite history and writing book reviews for The Globe. He also kept busy working on Treegodspace, a memoir loosely based on his Paris notebooks.
"This book is written mostly either from a sofa just inside the window, or from a canvas chaise, shuffled regularly to follow the sun's patches across the lawn. If it's 3 p.m. I'm beside the lilies," he wrote. In this dense, impressionistic book, Mr. DERSTINE embarked on a journey to see where he would wind up - as he put it, "To see the macrocosm in the microcosm."
He was deeply committed to his writing project and continued, season after season, pumping out the words, certain that he'd eventually find an appreciative audience. He once left the manuscript on Dennis Lee's doorstep, hoping the Toronto writer would find it a good home. But after repeated rejections from publishers, Mr. DERSTINE mourned for a while, then bounced back with a new vigour for an old passion: the French language.
Inspired by Pierre Trudeau's move toward bilingualism and multiculturalism, Mr. DERSTINE also believed strongly in Canadians speaking both official languages. But during the late 1970s, Toronto students could immerse themselves in French only at expensive private schools or through the separate school system.
Mr. DERSTINE set about finding a more inclusive solution. In 1972, he helped create the first French public school in Toronto, École Gabrielle-Roy, named after the Manitoba writer. Five years later, Mr. DERSTINE was involved in forming a French secondary-school module at Jarvis Collegiate. Beginning in 1977, he served for eight years as vice-chair and then chair of the French Language Advisory Committee at the Toronto School Board.
"Clay was one of those unique individuals," said Tony SILIPO, a trustee on the Toronto School Board in the early 1990s and another member of the committee. "As an anglophone parent, he was one of the most fervent proponents of French-language education in the city. He lived it. He believed in it so strongly."
According to Pat Case, who also served on the board, Mr. DERSTINE was a strong proponent of multiculturalism who threw in his lot with the other minority communities seeking recognition to "come in from the margins." French wasn't just for Quebeckers, he understood, but for immigrants from countries such as Haiti, Senegal and the Ivory Coast.
In the late 1980s, the paradigm shifted. French school boards replaced the advisory board; Mr. DERSTINE served on the new body until he was defeated at the polls in 1992. From that point on, his world mostly consisted of life in a West Toronto neighbourhood, where neighbours would spot him reading the morning paper on his front porch or walking his dog with a crusty baguette tucked under his arm.
Clayton DERSTINE was born July 1, 1928, in Kitchener, Ontario He died March 21, 2008, in Toronto after a stroke. He was 79. He is survived by wife, Joyce CARTER, and children Dirk DERSTINE, of Toronto, and Julie SAAVEDRA, of Paris.

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CARTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
FARNCOMB, Henry John
After conquering a stroke seven years ago, John was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, July 15th with a severely broken arm and died suddenly at Lions Gate Hospital of a heart attack on Sunday, July 20th, 2008.
John was born in London, Ontario on December 7th, 1935. He grew up on a farm in Burr, Ontario. He attended high school in London and the University of Western Ontario. His business sales career began with Emco Ltd. and ended as general sales manager of Western Canada of Canplas Ltd., being their first employee to retire.
Sports were John's main hobby. He was a Winnipeg Bluebomber during the heyday years of 1959-1960. He leaves his wife, Myrna, sisters, Edith SHRIER (Nick) and Lucy CARTER (Dr. Paul), cousins Don FARNCOMB and John FARNCOMB and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday, July 31st, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Vancouver Branch, would be appreciated. First Memorial Funeral Services 604 980-3451

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