CHEATLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-07 published
DOCTERS, Clara
Peacefully, on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the Lucan Restview Retirement Home, Clara DOCTERS passed away in her 82nd year. Loving wife of the late Carl (1998). Beloved sister of Cornelius and his wife Martha VAN BENNEKOM. Dear aunt of Connie BREEDVELD, Mike VAN BENNEKOM (Barb CHEATLEY) and great-aunt of Shannon and Mikayla VAN BENNEKOM. Lovingly remembered by family in Holland. Predeceased by siblings Metta BREEDVELD, Hank VAN BENNEKOM and nephew Bob VAN BENNEKOM. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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CHEBOTT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-02 published
SEAMAN, Evelyn Grace (née SMITH)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday January 30, 2008. Evelyn SEAMAN (née SMITH) of Southampton in her 89th year. Wife of the late Allen SEAMAN. Loving mother of Joanne and her husband Jim BROWNRIGG of Brea, California, Ron and his wife Mary of Southampton and Thead of Southampton. Proud grandmother of Scott BROWNRIGG and his wife Paulette and Mark BROWNRIGG and his wife Jessica both of Anaheim Hills, California, Jill and her husband Shawn MacDONALD and Derek SEAMAN both of Southampton. Sadly missed by her great-grandchildren Justin and Alyssa BROWNRIGG and Lauren and Caitlin MacDONALD. Dear sister of Helen WEBBER of Owen Sound, Verna and her husband Orville STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Owen Sound, Kathleen ALEXANDER of North York, Vidal CHEBOTT of Allenford, Isabel and her husband Bob O'LEARY of Owen Sound and Bruce SMITH of St. Catherines. Also survived by her sister-in-law Trudy SMITH of St. Catherines. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, by her Friends of the Community and of the Church. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Emma SMITH, by her sister, Beatrice, by her brothers, Cecil and Alvin, by her sisters-in-law, June SMITH and Lois SMITH and by her brothers-in-law, Jiggs WEBBER and Roy CHEBOTT. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Wednesday February 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted from the Southampton United Church on Thursday February 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Southampton United Church. South-Port Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #314 will hold a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home, Wednesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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CHEBOTT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-04 published
SEAMAN, Evelyn Grace (née SMITH)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday January 30, 2008. Evelyn SEAMAN (née SMITH) of Southampton in her 89th year. Wife of the late Allen SEAMAN. Loving mother of Joanne and her husband Jim BROWNRIGG of Brea, California, Ron and his wife Mary of Southampton and Thead of Southampton. Proud grandmother of Scott BROWNRIGG and his wife Paulette and Mark BROWNRIGG and his wife Jessica both of Anaheim Hills, California, Jill and her husband Shawn MacDONALD and Derek SEAMAN both of Southampton. Sadly missed by her great-grandchildren Justin and Alyssa BROWNWRIGG and Lauren and Caitlin MacDONALD. Dear sister of Helen WEBBER of Owen Sound, Verna and her husband Orville STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Owen Sound, Kathleen ALEXANDER of North York, Vidal CHEBOTT of Allenford, Isabel and her husband Bob O'LEARY of Owen Sound and Bruce SMITH of St. Catherines. Also survived by her sister-in-law Trudy SMITH of St. Catherines. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, by her Friends of the Community and of the Church. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Emma SMITH, by her sister, Beatrice, by her brothers, Cecil and Alvin, by her sisters-in-law, June SMITH and Lois SMITH and by her brothers-in-law, Jiggs WEBBER and Roy CHEBOTT. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Wednesday February 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted from the Southampton United Church on Thursday February 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Southampton United Church. South-Port Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #314 will hold a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home, Wednesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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CHECUTTI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
FAVALARO, Jean Marie
At home on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 Jean Marie FAVALARO, wife of David FAVALARO, passed away in her 60th year. Beloved mother of Anna Lisa TERPSTRA (John,) Angela LUNN (George) and Christina FAVALARO. Grandmother of William, Theresa, Anthony, Jasmine and Isabelle. Cherished daughter of Frances and the late Frank RODAK of Strathroy. Dear sister of Christine HAMLIN of Appin, Regina CHECUTTI of Chatham and Edward RODAK (Carol) of Denfield. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday, May 8, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday afternoon at 3: 30 o'clock. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Program c/o L.H.S.F. would be appreciated.

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CHEDA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-09 published
CHEDA, Sherrill
Suddenly on June 7, 2008 at the Princess Margaret Hospital at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of Karl JAFFARY. Loving mother of Marc PERRY and Andrew PERRY. Mourned as well by Karl's children Eric Dennis JAFFARY (Aeylya HUSEIN) and Nora Elizabeth JAFFARY (Edward OSOWSKI.) Grandmother to Kate, Isabella, Desiree and Michael PERRY as well as Luc JAFFARY- OSOWSKI and Adam Stuart JAFFARY. Dear daughter of Abe SCHNEIDER and the late Myrtle STOUT. She is also survived by her sisters Marcia WHISMAN and Kathie JOHNSON and her brother Ralph SCHNEIDER. She will also be remembered by her very dedicated friend Phyllis YAFFE. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Women's Foundation, 133 Richmond St. West, Suite 504, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2L3. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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Sherrill CHEDA: 72
Feminist Activist Electrified Library Work In Canada
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S10
Sherrill CHEDA, a feminist librarian, arts administrator and cultural activist, died of complications from acute leukemia at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto early Saturday morning. She was 72.
Ms. CHEDA, born in a small town in Indiana, earned her master's in library science at the University of Indiana. Opposed to the Vietnam War, she immigrated to Canada in 1967 with her two sons and her then-partner, Michael CHEDA, a draft dodger.
While working as a librarian in the Toronto area, she joined forces with Phyllis YAFFE and Barbara CLUBB, two like-minded feminist librarians and founded the newsletter, Emergency! Librarian, a compendium of book reviews, news and opinion that electrified the library profession in Canada.
A Canadian cultural nationalist, Ms. CHEDA later worked as an administrator for the Canadian Periodical Publishers Association, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario government.
She was a columnist for Chatelaine under editor Doris Anderson and was one of the founders of the New Feminists in the early 1970s.
She leaves her husband, Karl JAFFARY, a lawyer and former Toronto politician, sons Marc and Andrew, two stepchildren, six grandchildren and her extended family. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 4. p.m. at Humphrey Funeral Home on Bayview Avenue in Toronto.

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CHEDA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-21 published
Activist librarian made a difference in publishing, literature and the arts
'Feminist and peacenik' challenged the status quo, launched the journal Emergency Librarian and helped stabilize Canada's magazine industry. 'Her principles were so much a part of her life'
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S12
'The times they are a-changin,' Bob Dylan sang in 1964 in a song that captured the upsurge of political and social upheaval as a generation of mostly privileged boomers came of age, questioning all manner of establishment authority. Protests against poverty, racism and the Vietnam War grabbed the headlines, but second-wave feminism was also in full throttle in the United States. Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, which argued that housework and childrearing were not the only ways to be fulfilled as a woman, had kick-started the movement after its publication in 1963. In Canada, Doris Anderson (obituary March 3, 2007), who had become editor of Chatelaine in 1956, was offering her readers thoughtful and provocative articles about all sorts of taboo topics, such as abortion and contraception, and was urging women to take off their aprons and run for public office.
Fast forward almost a decade to Winnipeg. Early in 1973, Harry Easton, the city's chief librarian and president of the Canadian Library Association, asked two young librarians, Phyllis YAFFE and Barbara CLUBB, to organize the theme day at the annual Canadian Library Association conference, which was to be held that June in Sackville, New Brunswick They took on the unpaid task, but they gave their own feminist twist to the theme, "Librarians: beginning, middle and end of career." Specifically, they focused on female librarians and why it was that men held virtually all of the executive positions in a profession in which women occupied the vast majority of jobs.
Needing a speaker, they phoned broadcaster Barbara Frum at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, who declined; then Doris Anderson, who also demurred, but who recommended Sherrill CHEDA, an ardent feminist and the chief librarian at Seneca College in Toronto. That is how Ms. CHEDA came to deliver a keynote address entitled That Special Little Mechanism, referring to the appendage that men carry between their legs.
Delivered by a tiny powerhouse of a woman slightly over five feet tall, who was barely visible above a massive podium that tended to skitter across the stage, the speech was a knock out. Studded with anecdotes and statistics, it not only articulated the reality that many female librarians lived, but it acquired a legitimacy because of the forum in which it was delivered - the profession's annual conference.
"It was shocking," Ms. YAFFE, now vice-chairwoman of the board of Ryerson University and former Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Atlantis, said in a telephone interview. "Nobody asked questions like that." Afterwards, the triumvirate of Ms. CHEDA, Ms. YAFFE and Ms. CLUBB (now the chief librarian of the City of Ottawa) sat on the lawn and plotted their next move: The launch of the oddly titled journal Emergency Librarian, a compendium of book reviews, news, and information infused with feminist voices from the alternative press and radical librarians.
Ms. CHEDA and Ms. YAFFE (who moved to Toronto in September, 1973 and was hired by Ms. CHEDA as a reference librarian at Seneca College) organized the editorial in meetings after work at Ms. CHEDA's kitchen table while Ms. CLUBB maintained the subscription lists in Winnipeg. "Getting information to people was so empowering. We had a social purpose," said Ms. YAFFE who became lifelong Friends with Ms. CHEDA. " She was loyal and caring and inspiring because her principles were so much a part of her life. She was a feminist and a peacenik and absolutely against prejudice of any kind."
Sherrill SCHNEIDER was born in the mid-1930s in Osgood, Indiana, a small town in the American Midwest between Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Her father, Abraham (Abe) SCHNEIDER, was a Russian Jew from Kiev who had walked across Ukraine to Hamburg with his mother and two siblings to escape the pogroms following the Russian revolution. His ultimate destination was Indiana, where his father had settled. That's where Abe SCHNEIDER met and married Myrtle STOUT, the descendant of early Protestant settlers on the eastern coast of the United States. Sherrill was the eldest of their four children.
Over the years Abe SCHNEIDER ran both a shoe and a dry-goods store before going into the scrap-metal business with his father, a business that continues to thrive. Sherrill, who was the valedictorian of her high school, was the first person in her family to go to university. She went briefly to Hanover College, a small private Presbyterian College, in 1954, and then entered the University of Indiana in Bloomington the following September.
Her plan was to become an academic, but the male head of the English department discouraged her dreams by saying dismissively that studying for a doctorate would be a waste of time because she was probably going to get married and have babies. She fulfilled that prediction by marrying a fellow student named Noël PERRY in June, 1958, just after she graduated with a bachelor's degree. While he completed his undergraduate degree she entered the master's program in library science - which, along with teaching and nursing, was then an acceptable occupation for ambitious women. By September, 1959, three months and three courses short of acquiring her library degree, she had moved to San Francisco where her husband had found a job with Social Security, and had produced her first son, Marc (named after the artist Marc Chagall).
The family moved to Baltimore in 1962, where their second son, Andrew, was born that May. Four months later, Ms. CHEDA began working in the history and social-sciences department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. She earned $4,000 a year and was advised that if she wanted to succeed she should wear pearls and white gloves to work and use Jacqueline Kennedy as a role model. A year later the library gave her a leave of absence to complete her MLS at Indiana University. Thereafter, she and her family moved back to San Francisco where she worked as a librarian at San Francisco State College. Along with her husband, she became involved with the growing resistance to the Vietnam War.
The Perrys' marriage fell apart in 1966 in San Francisco during the era of love and peace. She subsequently moved across the border to Vancouver with her children and her new partner, Michael CHEDA, a draft dodger. She worked in the libraries of the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. They married in 1969, about the time he moved to Toronto to take a job with CFTO television in Markham. She followed with her children several months later and began working at the library of the Indian and Eskimo Association, and then as chief librarian at Seneca College. Her marriage to Mr. CHEDA broke up in about 1975.
Having grown totally frustrated by the lack of professional opportunities and the inequitable share of household responsibilities that she shouldered, Ms. CHEDA became a member of the New Feminists, a group that had split from the Toronto Women's Liberation Movement in April, 1969, over ideological differences. Although she had enthusiastically embraced feminism and the concept of women supporting and loving other women, she did draw some lines. Arriving at a feminist consciousness-raising session in a church basement, Ms. CHEDA was given a mirror and invited to get better acquainted with her vagina. "Give me a break," Ms. CHEDA whispered to her friend Shelagh Wilkinson, who had also declined the mirror on the grounds that, as a trained nurse and midwife, she had seen more then enough vaginas.
Nobody seems to remember exactly how Ms. CHEDA met Ms. Anderson at Chatelaine, but they probably connected in 1972 when Ms. CHEDA began trying to express her feminist ideas in print. They had many common interests, not least of which was the challenge of trying to raise independent sons in a patriarchal society.
Nine months after her Sackville speech, Ms. CHEDA dropped her second feminist shoe when she published the article How to Raise Liberated Children in Chatelaine in March, 1974. Described as a practical parent's guide, the article itemized how her sons were expected to make their own lunches, get themselves around town, make dinner once a week and do laundry and other household tasks. There was an outraged response from many readers, but Ms. CHEDA and Ms. Anderson were not deterred. Another article, On The Way to Liberation: One housewife-mother-librarian's personal and painful journey from martyr mom to liberated person, appeared six months later. About this time, Ms. CHEDA became the expert fielding questions from readers in a monthly advice column, Ask A Feminist.
As for her own kids, they grew up in a household that embraced peace activists, feminists and gay couples. Her son Marc, now a research administrator in the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto, says that he didn't really have much choice about doing his share of the housework (unlike his Friends, whose mothers made their beds and prepared their lunches), but he had a lot of freedom. His mother was always willing to talk to him "about major things going on in her life, like the life-changing thing that happened after my stepfather moved out. We had a real heart-to-heart, so it wasn't like I never had input," he said. "We were consulted, and we were consulted at a very early age."
Contributing to a magazine such as Chatelaine is a lot easier than running one, especially a start-up operation like Emergency Librarian. Because Ms. CHEDA knew nothing about the mechanics of publishing magazines, she joined an organization called the Canadian Periodical Publishers Association in the mid-1970s and was soon elected to its board of directors. Eventually, probably in 1979 or 1980, she was asked to take on the job of executive director of the floundering, nearly bankrupt group. Even though it meant working for a lower salary and giving up the pension and other benefits she had at Seneca, Ms. CHEDA accepted the challenge.
As an arts administrator she applied the organizational, research and management skills she had learned as a librarian. She travelled across the country by train and bus, sleeping on sofas in the homes of Canadian Periodical Publishers Association members to rally enthusiasm for the floundering organization. Within a year she had turned it around; then she began developing a distribution system that actually helped Canadian magazines reach their subscribers and improve their business prospects.
In the mid-1970s, Ms. CHEDA met lawyer Karl JAFFARY, a former alderman for the old city of Toronto. Also interested in the arts and involved with the Canadian Periodical Publishers Association, Mr. JAFFARY acted for her when she sued the now defunct Weekend magazine on December 17, 1977, for "outing" her as a lesbian in an article called Gay in the Seventies. She won a libel settlement of $5,000 which Mr. JAFFARY advised her to use as a down payment on a rental house in the east end of the city. Over the years they became close Friends. He was drawn to her for "the things that everybody liked about her - she would not take shit from anybody." He admired her independent spirit and her intellect and shared her passions for books, the arts - especially little theatre companies - and organizations dedicated to promoting social justice. They married on May 30, 1987, a union that by all accounts was extremely happy.
By then Ms. CHEDA had left the Canadian Periodical Publishers Association, worked for four years as registrar at the Ontario Arts Council and had shifted, in 1986, to the Culture and Communications Branch of the Ontario government. "With her dynamism, drive and creativity, she put together the Ontario Publishing Centre in the fall of 1991 to help the book and magazine publishing industry in a very bad economic time," said cultural bureaucrat Jim Polk, who was hired to work under Ms. CHEDA on the book side. "Sherrill was very wily and inventive in working with the structure and very demanding of her staff, but in a good way," he said. Before a change of government and the dismantling of the centre in 1995, it gave out nearly $15-million in support money to help book and magazine publishers computerize and modernize their supply and marketing systems. "She intended to make a difference in literature and the arts, and she did," said Mr. Polk.
After a few miserable years in the mid- to late 1990s, dismantling many of the programs she had helped create, Ms. CHEDA took early retirement from the Ontario government. For the last several years she and Mr. JAFFARY travelled, went to the theatre, read books and relished Ms. CHEDA's talents as a gourmet cook. In November, 2004, Ms. CHEDA suffered a stroke which immobilized her left side. She responded well to treatment, although she was left with a slight limp. Besides being an informal reference source for Friends and families about essential books, restaurants, plays and trips, she was one of four guest editors, along with Sally Armstrong, Michele Landsberg and Shelagh Wilkinson, of a special volume of Canadian Woman Studies entitled Celebrating Doris Anderson, which was published in December 2007.
Late last month, Ms. CHEDA developed persistent flu-like symptoms. A blood test led to a diagnosis of acute adult leukemia. The next day she suffered a terminal stroke, which gave her family its second terrible shock in as many days.
Sherrill CHEDA was born in Osgood, Indiana, on February 15, 1936. She died at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto of complications from acute leukemia early on the morning of June 7, 2008. She was 72. Ms. CHEDA leaves her husband, Karl JAFFARY, and her sons Marc and Andrew. She also leaves her grandchildren Kate, Isabella, Desiree and Michael, her father Abe SCHNEIDER, her three siblings and her extended family.

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CHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
STOREY, Merle Secord " Auntie Teb"
In Ottawa on July 2, 2008 at the age of 97. Survived by her sister Margaret Storey Callaghan DOYLE (Patrick), nieces Barbara CALLAGHAN, Carol CALLAGHAN (Rick BREZER), Debby PHILLIPS (Rod), Margot HAJDUK (Michael) all of Edmonton, Pama HOBBING and Linda AYOUNG- CHEE of Burlington, nephew John CALLAGHAN of Vancouver, numerous great nieces and nephews, godson Stephen COLLINS and goddaughter Peggy BEATTIE. Predeceased by parents Milton and Norma and brother John.
Merle graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master's degree in languages before embarking on an editorial career with the Government of Canada in Ottawa. She was an accomplished editor of many publications which included the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, and after retirement, was senior English editor for the National Museums Corporation of Canada. Merle was an active member of the Media Club of Canada for over 40 years. She had a lifelong passion for books, photography, the arts and traveled most of the world, including several trips to the Middle East and yearly visits to Italy. She was a prolific writer, documenting her life and travels in journals, postcards and letters. A lifelong student, she studied Italian and Russian in her later years.

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CHEECHOO o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-23 published
CHEECHOO--In loving memory of a very dear son and brother, Michael, who passed away May 3, 1998.
Our life goes on without you
But nothing is the same.
We have to hide our heartaches
When someone mentions your name.
You did so many things for us
Your heart was kind and true
And when we needed someone
We could always count on you.
Silent are the tears that fall
Living our lives without you
Is the hardest part of all.
The special times will not return
When we were all together
But with the love within our hearts
You will walk with us forever.
Always loved and remembered daily, but sadly missed by Mom and brother C. J. and all the family.

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CHEETHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-23 published
CHEETHAM, Enid Jane (née MacKENZIE)
Peacefully at Central Place, on Thursday, February 21st, 2008. Enid Jane CHEETHAM (née MacKENZIE,) of Owen Sound, in her 90th year. Dearly beloved wife of Doctor Donald CHEETHAM. Loving mother of Mark CHEETHAM and his wife, Elizabeth HARVEY. Proud grandmother of Anthea and Nicholas HARVEY- CHEETHAM. Predeceased by her parents, Neil and Edna MacKENZIE. A Family Graveside Service for Enid CHEETHAM will be held in the spring at Orono Cemetery, Orono, Ontario. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to Community Foundation Grey- Bruce as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492).

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CHEETHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-23 published
McQUARRIE, Sister Rose Mary (formerly Sister M. Rose of Lima)
Died peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Convent, Toronto, on Monday, July 21, 2008.
She is the only daughter of the late William McQUARRIE and Margaret CARRAGHER. Her only living relative is the husband of her cousin Kay, Mr. Henry CHEETHAM. She will be dearly missed by many dear Friends. Sister Rose Mary was a grade-school teacher and principal over a period of 37 years and then moved into library work. Most recently her ministry was one of prayer. She loved to bring joy and laughter to all those she loved. Her wake will be at Saint_Joseph's Convent, 3377 Bayview Avenue, Willowdale, from 3: 30 p.m. Wednesday and a prayer vigil at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial is on Thursday, July 24 at 10: 30 a.m. followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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CHEGHANO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-25 published
McCULLOUGH, William " Bill"
Of Wiarton passed away peacefully at Gateway Nursing Home on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in his 72nd year. Dear father of Mitchell (Tania) McCULLOUGH of Sauble Beach, Patricia WHITTAKER of Toronto and Patrick LAVALLEY of Winnipeg. Special grandfather of Rebecca, Mitchell Jr., Joshua, Luke, Jacob, Jessica, Christina, Jennifer, Andrea, Jonathan, Patrick Jr. and Jessica as well as 5 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by brother Cliff and sisters Isabell and Bonnie. William was predeceased by his wife Lorene, parents Lottie and George McCULLOUGH, 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Visitation will be held at the Maadookii Centre, Cape Croker Indian Reserve on Friday, July 25, 2008 from 2: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Maadookii Centre on Saturday, July 26th at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Tony CHEGHANO officiating. Interment Little Port Elgin Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.georgefuneralhome.com

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CHELMECKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
CHELMECKI, Zdzislawa " Dzika"
Passed away at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Jaromir (Jarek) who predeceased her in October of 2006. Loving mother of daughter Ewa and her husband Jurek ENGMAN. Survived by her sister-in-law Danka of England and her children Krysia and Zbyk and their families. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park Ave.), on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Rosary Prayers at 6: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 10: 15 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave. Cremation.

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CHEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-21 published
NOTT, Shelley
Peacefully passed away on January 19, 2008. Loving wife of Rich VINEYARD. Beloved daughter of Marilyn, Robbie and Larry. Sadly missed by Alex CHEN, Aunt Helen, Uncle John, Lori and Steve DENNIS and many cousins, nieces, nephews and Friends. Shelley will also be greatly missed by Rush, Ray, Nancy, Sheila and all her Friends and associates in the entertainment industry. Family and Friends are invited to York Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Rd. (1 blk north of Sheppard, 1 blk west of Yonge) 416-221-3404 on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 for a visitation from 12: 00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. A celebration on Shelley's life will be held at 1: 00 p.m. A reception will follow. In memory of Shelley, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

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CHEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-24 published
GUTIERREZ, Rebecca
Suddenly while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Monday, March 17, 2008. Daughter of the late Feliciana and Hugo GUTIERREZ, she is survived by her sisters, Rosa DE CASTRO and Leticia CHEN, her brothers Hugo, Cunegundo and Leonidas. Loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews including May Lyn, Sharon, Sue Lyn, Leo Jr. and Raymin. Rebecca was born on February 19, 1936 in Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines. She was a nurse for over 30 years at Sunnybrook Hospital. After retiring from Sunnybrook Hospital, she spent much time travelling the World with family and Friends and being a Sunday School teacher at Fairbank United Church. She was taken before her loving family and many Friends could say goodbye and she will be fondly remembered for her genuine caring for others, energetic personality and good humour. The family gives special thanks to Lyne Benoit, Honorary Consul of Canada and Sally Dowe Marchand, Consular Affairs Bureau for helping to bring Rebecca home. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. A service will be held at 1 o'clock on Wednesday, March 26 in the chapel. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in memory of Rebecca may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1 or Fairbank United Church of Canada, 2750 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario M6B 3R4. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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CHENCINSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-25 published
DAVIS, Bradley
On Thursday January 24, 2008 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Bradley DAVIS, beloved husband of Alissa. Loving father of Jonah, and Liam. Devoted son of Herb and Sandi DAVIS of Montreal. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Leigh DAVIS, Monte DAVIS and Ana, and Stacey and Phil TAUBE, and Josh CHENCINSKI. Loving son-in-law of Aki and Gail CHENCINSKI. Fondley remembered by Shirley MINARSKY. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday January 27th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Adath Sholom section of Bathurst Lawn Cemetery. Shiva at 28 Pantano Drive, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation at 416.920.5035.

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CHENEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-13 published
FRITH, Audrey (née CHENEY)
At Chelsey Park Nursing Home, on Friday, April 11, 2008, Audrey FRITH of London, in her 88th year. Cherished wife and best friend of Abiel "Abe" FRITH. Loving mother of Judith PICKERING (Leonard) of London, Dianne KNUDSEN (John) of Brookings, Oregon, and Barbara WEEKS (Ken) of Elora. Dear grandmother to Tom PICKERING (Ann DEARING) of London, Dawn PICKERING (Hussein ZABIAN) of Komoka, Victoria PICKERING (Billy LABADIE) of Chatham, Michelle OLIVER of San Jose, California, Jan BOND (David) of Brookings, Oregon, Jason WEEKS (Ann) of Fergus, and Kim TRACEY (Kirk) of Windsor great-grandmother to Maya ZABIAN, Hanna CHLOE, Madylin and Aiden WEEKS, Chelsea, Megan and Daniel PICKERING, Matthew HOYLAND, Aryauna and Hannah BOND, and Matthew, Aubrey, Avery, Silas and Deslyn; great great-grandmother of Ethan, of Windsor; and friend of Cathy PICKERING of London. Predeceased by her parents Alma (1945) and Robert (1972) CHENEY, brother Bob CHENEY (1997,) and infant son Robert Thomas (1941). Visitation will be held on Monday 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 Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation and interment of ashes, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Audrey are asked to consider the Battered Women's Advocacy Centre or the Sunshine Dreams For Kids. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CHENEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-03 published
Doctor who battled severe acute respiratory syndrome loses fight with cancer
By Peter CHENEY, Page A1
Toronto -- Sheela BASRUR was just five feet tall, with a build so slight that it seemed like a strong breeze might carry her away. But by the time she died of cancer yesterday at the age of 51, she had helped forge a new conception of who a hero could be.
"Don't be fooled by her size," Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said recently. "She's tough when she needs to be - a regular Mighty Mouse."
There was an irony to Doctor BASRUR's death: She was a doctor who had become one of the best-known public-health officials in Canada, only to have her own life cut short by disease.
"We are saddened by this loss," Mr. McGuinty said yesterday. "She was a remarkable woman."
Dr. BASRUR's date with history came in 2003, when Canada's biggest city was hit by the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus.
As Toronto's chief medical officer of health, she found herself on the front line of a terrifying public-health battle. The world watched as she led the fight against a mysterious ailment that would eventually take 44 lives; some feared it would turn into a far-reaching plague that could kill untold numbers.
As the crisis grew, Doctor BASRUR emerged as an unlikely Churchill figure, using her exceptional communication skills to fight the forces of hysteria and reassure the public, even as the death toll mounted.
"Her grace in the face of tremendous pressure will never be forgotten," Ontario Conservative Party Leader John Tory said yesterday after Dr. BASRUR's death was announced. "She earned the respect and admiration of all Ontarians… for the extraordinary leadership she displayed."
Dr. BASRUR died early yesterday afternoon at the Grand River Regional Centre, in Kitchener, Ontario Her death was the final act in a long-running medical drama that began in November of 2006, when she went in for an examination after a pain in her lower back turned excruciating. The pain, it turned out, was caused by a tumour on her spine. Although it was quickly removed, that was not the end of Doctor BASRUR's problems - she was diagnosed with hemangiopericytoma, a rare vascular cancer that spread throughout her body.
Through her illness, Doctor BASRUR displayed the toughness and clear-eyed optimism that had served her so well during the severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis. Asked about the cancer that would end her life, Doctor BASRUR once compared it to being handed a bouquet of thorny roses - "a gift wrapped in barbed wire" - and said she chose to focus on the petals.
"We have ultimately, entirely and only ourselves the ability to choose where we want to shine our light," she said. "I choose to shine mine on those that are the gifts and the joys and the rose petals in my life, and when I do that, I see gifts in abundance."
Toronto Mayor David Miller heaped praise on Doctor BASRUR for her leadership through the severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis. "We have lost an extraordinary Torontonian, a woman whose incredible wisdom and boundless compassion helped guide our city through some of its most difficult periods in recent history."
Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman said Doctor BASRUR had emerged as a natural leader. "She was the one that lifted us up on her shoulders even though she wasn't that tall," he said. "For a little person she proved to be awfully mighty."

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CHENEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
Ottawa pilot lived for his plane - and died in it
By Peter CHENEY, Page A3
For six years, Bruce MacKINNON worked in his garage in southeastern Ottawa, building an airplane so perfect it didn't need paint to cover the errors that usually come with shaping raw metal into a flying machine.
Instead, the naked aluminum skin of Mr. MacKINNON's Van's RV-3 was polished to a mirror finish, exposing every detail. His airplane could stand the scrutiny: Each rivet was flawless, and the panels fit with BMW precision.
"It was a Swiss watch," said aircraft expert Dale LAMPORT, who served as a technical adviser to Mr. MacKINNON. " You couldn't do a better job."
Mr. MacKINNON was a Renaissance man. He was a licensed pilot, a trained commercial diver, and one of the world's top experts in the arcane yet critical field of bird and airplane interaction, studying ways to prevent crashes caused by bird strikes. He was a highly placed official at Transport Canada, but had spent years working as a park ranger. He graduated from the University of Calgary, where he paid his way by working as a machinist.
Mr. MacKINNON was 61, but could pass for 45: He got off the bus miles before his office, so he could get in an hour of walking before work. Aviation was a lifelong passion, and he had always dreamed of building an RV-3, a tiny, single-seat machine that appeals to purists. He bought a kit in 2000. By the time he emerged from his garage workshop six years later, he had created a flying dissertation on the art of aircraft construction, perfect in every detail.
Mr. MacKINNON's relationship with his airplane was not uncomplicated. Shortly after finishing it, he considered selling it, concerned that the dangers of flight might be excessive for a man with a wife and a young daughter. "He assessed the risk, and he drew the line in a new place," said fellow pilot and airplane builder Randy LERVOLD.
But then Mr. MacKINNON changed his mind, deciding that he would keep flying after all. A few weeks later, he e-mailed Mr. LERVOLD to tell him how much he enjoyed his airplane. "Glad you stuck with it," Mr. LERVOLD replied.
And it went on from there. Almost every weekend, Mr. MacKINNON would head out to the Carp Regional Airport to work on his treasured RV-3, then take off for a flight over the green Ontario countryside.
Mr. MacKINNON's love affair with his airplane came to a tragic end last Sunday, when he died in a fiery crash at Simcoe Regional Airport, north of Toronto. Although the accident is still under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board, it appears the crash was caused by a landing that went bad, bouncing him back into the air nose-high and creating an unrecoverable low-altitude stall.
Mr. MacKINNON lived in Ottawa with his wife, Sylvie LALONDE, a school principal, and their 10-year-old daughter, Maxine. Ms. LALONDE wept as she recalled her husband's passion for flying, and for the little airplane that ultimately killed him.
"Bruce loved everything about it," she said. "He loved being in the sky, he loved airplanes and he loved talking to the other pilots. It was part of him."
Ms. LALONDE said she had always harboured concerns about the risks of flying, but knew that it would be useless to ask her husband to quit: "That sense of adventure was important to him. I couldn't keep him back. If I told him it was too dangerous, he'd say, 'You don't understand.' "
Ms. LALONDE didn't find out about her husband's death for nearly two days. She and Maxine had gone to a chalet near Mont Tremblant. Mr. MacKINNON had planned to spend some time flying, then join them later in the week.
When the Ontario Provincial Police finally tracked her down, Ms. LALONDE instantly knew what was wrong. "I know what you're going to tell me," she said.
For his fellow aviators, Mr. MacKINNON's crash is yet another reminder of the risks inherent to their chosen passion. "You can't deny it," said Mark RICHARDSON, an airplane builder who shared a hangar with Mr. MacKINNON. "… You train, you study and you prepare, but you can't make it go away."
Mr. MacKINNON was considered a careful, well-prepared pilot. After completing his RV-3, he travelled to Oregon to take training with an RV specialist, even though he was already an experienced flier. "Bruce wasn't a slipshod guy," Mr. LERVOLD said. "He did everything by the book." As he built his RV-3, Mr. MacKINNON consulted with a long list of builders and experts, picking their brains on everything from aerodynamics to metal fabrication.
Mr. RICHARDSON, who watched Mr. MacKINNON take his first flight in the RV-3 in 2006, said other pilots would study his crash in the hope that they might avoid a similar fate.
"You learn from other pilots' experiences," he said. "You just hope that you don't end up providing a learning experience yourself."

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CHENIER/CHENÉ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-01 published
CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER, Dorelise " Doris" (née GIGNAC)
Our dear and loving mother, Dorelise "Doris" (née GIGNAC) CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER, left us on Friday, April 25, 2008, peacefully, after a brief illness at Parkwood Hospital, London. Late of Ashwood Manor in Lambeth and formerly of Glencoe, Ontario. Born August 1, 1924 and raised in Albertville, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER (1999,) her parents, Donat and Marie GIGNAC (nee GOBEIL) and her brothers, Lucien and Damien. Loving mother of Raymond (Anne) CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER, Irene (Gerry) Noordhoek, Eleanor (Paul) RENAUD, Roland (Judy) CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER, Richard (Percy) CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER, Aline (Joseph) DE VILLER, Robert (Karen) CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER, Dianne (Ken) KETT and Maria (Darrell) MOORE. Cherished grandmother of Jamie (Claudia,) Jason (Jennifer), Scott, Chris, Andrew (Nicola), Adam, Julie (Michael), Caroline (Brendan), Rachelle (Steven), Brieanne (Dustin), Bryan (Tammy), Craig, Peter, Andrea, Crystal, Shaun, Celleste, Alvin, Dillan, Alixandria, Nathan, Joshua and Evan. Great-grandmother to Brody, Ethan, Carter, Megan, Aidan, Abby, Cohen, Erin, Aidan and Charlotte. Dear sister of Lucienne BRASSARD, Emelda CHENIER/CHENÉ, Rose BOUTIN, Mathilda DUSSAULT, Ralph (Georgette) GIGNAC, Sr. Hélène GIGNAC, Ubald (Flore) GIGNAC, Sr. Angeline GIGNAC, Raymond (Gaetane) GIGNAC, Elise (Andre) Brule and sister-in-law of Therese GIGNAC (Lucien), Aline MARTIN- LIETE (Damien). Predeceased by brothers-in-law, Cleophas BRASAARD, Albert CHENIER/CHENÉ, Philippe BOUTIN and Charles DUSSAULT. Dorelise will be sadly missed by her dear friend Ken KING and by her many cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws to whom she was close: Mary Rose CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER of Windsor and Laurette CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER of Dodsland, Saskatchewan and her Friends in Glencoe and at Ashwood Manor, Lambeth. Her gentle and loving spirit will be missed and remembered always. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday afternoon from 2-5 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Church, Glencoe on Monday, April 28th at 10 a.m. Fr. Frank MURPHY officiating. Interment North American Martyrs Cemetery, Wardsville. Expressions of sympathy may be made through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Vincent de Paul Store, Glencoe.

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CHENIER/CHENÉ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-12 published
WEALES, Edna Margaret
Affectionately known as NeeNee
Born January 14, 1911, passed away February 10, 2008 in her 97th year. Daughter of late George James WEALES and Annie Courtice WEALES (née KINGCOME.) Survived by her sisters Gwendolyn McNAMARA (née WEALES), Mae BIRKETT (née WEALES), brother Donald WEALES (Ruth) and sister Margaret WEALES (née BIRD,) predeceased by her sister Molly, brothers Harry, George and Phillip, Late brothers-in-law Vincent McNAMARA, John BIRKETT, and sisters-in-law Merla WEALES and Betty WEALES. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews but especially Hilda (Dee) CHENIER/CHENÉ and daughter Tienne RINTOUL (Alex), Bill McNAMARA, Ann and their children Emily ATTWOOD (Daniel) and Liam McNAMARA (Andrea.) She will also be missed by Robert CHENIER/CHENÉ, father of Tienne. Born in Plymouth, England, Edna (NeeNee) emigrated with her family in 1914 to Canada. Growing up in Niagara, Ontario, she took an active role in raising her younger siblings, later becoming a nanny and ultimately helping to raise her nephew, niece and, more recently, her great-niece. A proud Canadian who loved the snow in winter as much as she loved her flower garden in the summer, she lived on both the east and west coasts of Canada, where she became an ardent Girl Guide and Ranger. She was involved in Guides in Lorne Park and will be missed by her friend and fellow Guide, Kaye Hobbs. A funeral service will be held 1: 00 p.m. Wednesday February 13, 2008, Saint Paul's Anglican Church Lorne Park, 1190 Lorne Park Road, Mississauga, Ontario. Visitation Tuesday February 12, 2008 at Skinner and Middlebrook Funeral Home, Port Credit, from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Lorne Park, Mississauga, Ontario.

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CHEPESIUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-04 published
CHEPESIUK, Olga
June 4, 2003. A wonderful person, sadly missed, deeply loved and remembered forever. Anna, Bill, Martin, family and Friends.

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CHERNIACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
GASPARD, Frederic Theodor
It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Frederic GASPARD on January 15, 2008 in Puerto Madryn, Argentina after a brief illness. Frederic is survived by his wife Inge and two sisters Marguerite GASPARD, Edy CHERNIACK, and brother-in-law Reuben CHERNIACK, plus many nieces and nephews.
Fred was president and Chief Executive Officer of Gaspard and Sons, a successful manufacturing company, with a head office and factory in Winnipeg, plus branch offices in Toronto, Minneapolis, and two factories in Puerto Rico. His interest in business was keen and an enormous source of stimulation to his analytical mind.
He had diverse interests; he was a private pilot, and for years enjoyed the challenge and sport of flying, joining Friends on numerous adventure trips to northern Canada and Alaska. His interest in fine foods and dining was legendary, he was a current member of the Bakers Dozen and Chaine de Rotisseurs.
Fred loved classical music and remained a strong supporter of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He was a world traveller, no trip was ever too long or far away, a natural adventurer he made Friends wherever he travelled. Travelling inspired a deep interest in photography both video and still. His talent as a photographer developed through the years, the latest state of the art camera was his constant companion. Lake of the Woods in the summer was his refuge and great joy. No world trip was ever planned in the summer because no place held more fascination for him in that season than the beautiful Lake of the Woods.
A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at 11: 00 a.m. in the St. Ignatius Church, Corydon and Stafford.
If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the F. Gaspard Memorial Fund in the Asper School of Business, Department of Development, 179 Ext Educ. Complex, Winnipeg, Manitoba. R3T 2N2, or to a charity of one's choice.
The Coutu Family in care of arrangements: E. J Coutu and Co. Funeral
Directors, 680 Archibald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 1-204-253-5086

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