CLARKSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-17 published
GLOVER, Audrey Pearl Ethel (née BELL)
At Elgin Manor on Monday, June 16, 2008, Audrey Pearl Ethel GLOVER formerly of Aylmer passed away peacefully in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Sydney GLOVER (2007.) Beloved mother of Linda CAMERON and husband John of Port Elgin, Frances CLARKSON and husband Robert of San Antonio, Texas and Barbara WATTERWORTH and husband Duncan of Saint Thomas. Loved by her grandchildren Darek KINSEY and wife Denise, Ryan KINSEY and partner Suzanne TOTH, Tami KINSEY, Lisa PALAZZOLO and husband Nino, Stephen MARCZENKO and wife Laurie, Andrea MARCZENKO and partner Norm JUDD, Brooke WATTERWORTH and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Rhea MOODY of Saint_John and Edna ROBERTSON and husband Len of Calgary and the late Lillian BELL, Hugh BELL and Wesley BELL. Born in Empress, Alberta on July 8, 1922 to the late Roy Wesley and Ethel (SMITH) BELL while her New Brunswick born parents were out west for a few years farming. They returned to New Brunswick and settled in the Bains Corner area outside of Saint_John. Audrey graduated from the Saint_John General School of Nursing in 1944 and married Syd in 1945. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church and became an accomplished sewer, bridge player and golfer. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer, on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday June 19, 2008 at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow with burial in Orwell Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com.

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CLARKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-12 published
He was the 'king of real estate' who kick-started Toronto film festival
After retiring 'at the top of his game,' he made a trip to France and happened on Cannes and its film fête. Thus inspired, he returned home to help launch one of his own
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S10
A lawyer who made serious money in real-estate deals in the 1950s and 1960s, Dusty COHL was seduced by the movie business and spent the last 40 years schmoozing backers, stars and directors. Tall and lanky, with a grizzled beard and an ear-to-ear grin, and wearing his trademark black cowboy hat festooned with shiny pins and badges and outré T-shirt, he appeared to be the epitome of louche.
In fact, the film producer and co-founder of the Toronto International Film Festival was a family man who remained married for more than 50 years to the girl he met in high school. He was also a genial and supportive father figure to many fledgling producers, directors and programmers in the Canadian film business.
"He was unconventional in his ideas and his dress, but he wasn't unconventional in his living habits and his loyalties," said film and television producer Ted KOTCHEFF. "He was the very heart and soul of the Canadian film industry and the most lovable man that I have ever met, hands down," said Mr. KOTCHEFF, who had known Mr. COHL "longer than anybody," dating back to summer camp in the mid-1940s.
"Dusty broke the mould of the bland, boring, polite Canadian, which was very important in the early days [of the Toronto film festival]," said public-relations consultant Helga STEPHENSON, who began working for Toronto International Film Festival in 1978 and was executive director from the mid-1980s until the early 1990s.
"With his huge sense of fun and flair, he helped a lot in getting critics and filmmakers here," she said. "Once they got here, they discovered it was a superb film festival, with an incredible audience, and that Toronto was a great place to be. But getting them here was the trick - and then he would entertain them once they were here."
Murray (Dusty) COHL was born on Euclid Street in Toronto in the same year as the stock-market crash on Wall Street. His father, Karl, was a Communist who worked as a house painter, a union organizer and, ultimately, as an insurance agent, while his mother, Lillian, sold bed linens at Eaton's, according to Brian D. Johnson in Brave Films, Wild Nights: 25 years of Festival Fever.
An only child, he attended Charles G. Fraser elementary school and Camp Naivelt (New World), a Bolshevik Jewish summer camp west of Toronto, from the age of 5. It was at camp that he shed his hated first name and acquired the nickname Dusty. Another camper, Harris Black, was called Blacky, and the kids decided that Murray COHL should be Dusty, as in coal dust.
"He was my camp counsellor," said Mr. KOTCHEFF, who attended Camp Naivelt from 1943 through 1945. "He was my boyhood hero." What Mr. KOTCHEFF loved about Dusty were the same qualities that have always captured people's affections: "He was so full of good humour and intelligence, and he was a born non-conformist. Even back then, he was unconventional in his dress, which appeals to young people." Dusty let his T-shirt hang outside his shorts while the other counsellors were all tucked in.
"He had his own style," said Mr. KOTCHEFF, who also has a much darker memory from those days: seeing his hero "ejected" from camp in the summer of 1945 after a "kangaroo court" found him guilty of being an "anarchist Trotskyite" - at 16. "He always saw that as a very amusing incident in his life, but that was Dusty. He was dedicated to following his own vision of things. He was an original."
After public school, he went to Harbord Collegiate from 1941 to 1947. That's where he met Joan CAIRN, although she says she knew of him from Camp Naivelt. When he asked her to dance, she felt very comfortable in his arms, and thought he might be "the one." After high school, he went to the University of Toronto, earning a bachelor of arts degree in 1950. On December 23, 1951, he and Joan married (they just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary) and eventually had three children, Robert, Karen and Steven.
After the U of T, he entered Osgoode Hall Law School, coming first in his class one year and graduating with a law degree in 1954. For most of the next 20 years, Mr. COHL worked as a zoning and real-estate lawyer, putting together land parcels and property developments in Toronto and Florida. He was "tremendously successful," according to his close friend, film producer Barry Avrich, but retired from the business "at the top of his game" when people starting referring to him as "the king of real estate."
In 1964, he and his wife were holidaying in the south of France and she suggested they visit Cannes. By chance, they found a parking place in front of the Carlton Hotel, ordered a drink on the terrace and "saw and felt the pulse of the action" of the annual film festival, which happened to be on at the same time. "I was like a kid falling into Disneyland," he said later. It was another four years before they returned to Cannes, but, from then on, they were regulars at its film festival.
In 1973, he met William (Bill) MARSHALL, a filmmaker and communications whiz who had helped propel David Crombie into the Toronto mayor's office in 1972 and was then working as his executive assistant. Both Mr. MARSHALL and Mr. COHL have claimed credit for the idea of launching a film festival in Toronto; what is certainly true is that they both embraced the concept as enthusiastically as seals sliding down water slides.
After visiting film festivals in Berlin and Atlanta, the two men went to Cannes, where they rented a suite at the Carlton, ensconced themselves in the bar on the terrace and started schmoozing. "Dusty was the only person I knew in Canada who had actually been to Cannes in those days," Mr. MARSHALL recollected in a telephone interview.
"There were only about six of us making movies," he said. "We wanted a film festival [in Toronto] because foreign people might come and we'd get to sell our movies." Henk VAN DER KOLK (Mr. MARSHALL's partner in a company they enthusiastically called the Film Consortium of Canada) was the managing director of the festival, Mr. MARSHALL was the executive director, and Mr. COHL was "the accomplice." As such, he was to schmooze and, in Mr. MARSHALL's estimation, there was nobody better at talking, bringing people together and creating a buzz.
In October of 1976, they launched the Toronto International Film Festival at the Ontario Place Cinesphere on a budget of about $500,000, half of which was in goods and services. That first year, they wantonly courted Warren Beatty through a Toronto cousin, but he failed to show. Unexpectedly, Jeanne Moreau and Dino De Laurentiis did. And they had a bit of luck by screening Cousin, Cousine, which was later nominated for three Academy Awards.
In 1978, they defied the then-powerful but now-defunct Ontario Censor Board by showing an uncut version of In Praise of Older Women, based on Stephen Vizinczey's bestseller, and almost caused a riot by handing out 4,000 passes to a screening at a cinema that only seated 1,000. The overflow crowd engendered one of the slick-talking Mr. MARSHALL's more elusive qualifiers: "We're not oversold. We're just over-attended."
After three years, Mr. COHL and Mr. MARSHALL retreated and Wayne CLARKSON became the first of several professional managers of the burgeoning festival.
In addition to Toronto International Film Festival, which has long been one of the top film festivals in the world, Mr. COHL put his "accomplice" skills to work, co-producing feature films such as Outrageous! - based on a short story by Margaret Gibson (obituary, March 15, 2006) and starring her friend, impersonator Craig Russell - and The Circle Game. He was a consulting producer on The Last Mogul, Rush: Grace Under Pressure Tour, Guilty Pleasure, The Extraordinary World of Dominick Dunne and Bowfire and was executive producer of The Scales of Justice, which began on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio in the 1980s and was aired on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television from 1991 to 1995. Hosted by lawyer Edward GREENSPAN, it featured docudramas based on real cases in Canadian criminal law.
Mr. COHL also worked with his cousin, rock promoter Michael COHL, famous for organizing tours for the Rolling Stones and other pop stars, on a concert series on cable television in the 1980s called First Choice Rocks. Less successfully, the two COHLs worked with basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain in an attempt to bring an National Basketball Association franchise to Toronto. "I miss him already," Michael COHL said yesterday. "He was great."
In 1990, Mr. COHL started the Floating Film Festival, an almost annual, luxury Caribbean cruise featuring films programmed by critics such as Roger Ebert, Richard Corliss and George Anthony. The Floating Film Festival combined the best elements of "the smallness of Telluride, the warmth of Toronto and the glamour of Cannes," according to Mr. COHL. It even had its own emblematic T-shirt depicting an art deco-style cruise ship flying a flag with a cowboy hat inspired by Mr. COHL's black Stetson. The 10th edition of the Floating Film Festival, which will sail from Los Angeles on February 25, is dedicated to Mr. COHL and features a tribute to actress Gena Rowlands.
Mr. COHL was also a member of the founding board of Canada's Walk of Fame, which, since its inception in 1998, has celebrated the achievements of more than 100 music, arts and sports celebrities, including Wayne Gretzky, Karen Kain, Gordon Pinsent and Kiefer Sutherland, by encasing their names in a slab of cement on the sidewalks in the entertainment district. In May of 2003, Mr. COHL was invested into the Order of Canada for "his pride in Canadian talent" and his "desire to celebrate our achievements."
Late last fall, he was diagnosed with liver cancer.
Murray (Dusty) COHL was born in Toronto on February 21, 1929. He died at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre of liver cancer on January 11, 2007. He was 78. Mr. COHL is survived by his wife, Joan, three children and five grandchildren. There will be a private family funeral followed by a public celebration of his life at a later date.

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CLARKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-20 published
SHORT, Mona Clotilde (née BARRINGTON)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on March 18, 2008. She is survived by her husband Hugh, and their four children and their spouses, Tom and Denise (WALKER,) Katharine and Kevin (TURBITT,) John and Nicole (CLARKSON,) Hugh and Ralamy (KNEESHAW.) Mona was fondly known as Bowie to her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. Alex and Connor, Keeley and Kate, John and Margaret, Avalon and Aidan will all sadly miss her. Her loss will be felt by her brother John, his partner Joy and their children Matthew, Kathleen and Stephanie, and her dear friend and sister-in-law Helen SHORT. Special thanks for the caring expertise of Drs. Mark LEVINE, Nigel COLTERJOHN and Mike STEPHENSON and the staff at the Henderson Hospital and the Juravinski Cancer Centre. A special thanks also goes to the Bob Kemp Hospice. In keeping with Mona's wishes, a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Remembrance donations may be made to Ontario Nature - The Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve (366 Adelaide Street West, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1R9) or the Doctor Bob Kemp Hospice (277 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1B1).
Au revoir Mona, Mom, Bowie!

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CLARKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-20 published
CLARKSON, Mary (née STINSON)
It is with great sorrow the family announces the passing of Mary CLARKSON (née STINSON) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Toronto Western Hospital. Mary is lovingly remembered by her daughter Nancy Clarkson LORETO, her son Dean and many extended family and Friends. Mary is predeceased by her husband William, son Bruce and her son-in-law Brian LORETO. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd (North of Lawrence) 416-241-4618 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Friday May 23, 2008 at 11 a.m. from St. Philip's Anglican Church (25 St. Phillips Road, Weston). with visitation from 10 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Philips Church Yard. A heartfelt thank-you to the wonderful, caring staff at Toronto Western Hospital in addition to Doctor Cheryl WAGNER and Fr. Al BUDZIN and Julie and to our Friends and neighbors for all of their support. If desired as expressions of sympathy donations to St. Philip's Church or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences may be made to mary.clarkson@wardfh.com.

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CLARKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-17 published
CLARKSON, L. Jean (1919-2008)
Passed away peacefully at Kensington Gardens in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, June 14, 2008 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of 64 years to Stuart W. CLARKSON. Loving mother of daughter Sherri, son Wayne and his wife Marg. Grandmother to Wyeth, Zak and Jess Great-grandmother to Cooper and Ike. Predeceased by her son James, son-in-law David HORROBIN, brother Don PARDO and sister Margaret CLARKSON. A long serving member of the Humber Valley United Church Women's Group and lifetime member of the Hospital for Sick Kids Women's Auxillary. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be sent to the Hospital for Sick Kids (Sick Kids Foundation).

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CLARKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-12 published
CLARKSON, L. Jean
A Memorial Service will take place to celebrate her life, July 24th, 7: 00 p.m. in the chapel of Kensington Gardens Nursing Home, 45 Brunswick Ave.

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CLARMONT 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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CLARRIDGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-04 published
DEMPSEY, Eleanor G. (CHURCHILL)
At McCormick Home, on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008, Mrs. Eleanor G. (CHURCHILL) DEMPSEY of London in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Les DEMPSEY (1994.) Loving Mom of Cheryl and her husband Shonn CLARRIDGE of London and Paul DEMPSEY and Jen of Mississauga. Dear sister of Margaret RANK of Ottawa. Cherished Grandma of Mylee and Katelyn CLARRIDGE and Jacquie and Jess DEMPSEY. Predeceased by her sister Marion JACK. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, July 4, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Eleanor are asked to consider the McCormick Home. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CLARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-19 published
DENNIS, Hilda Lillian (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
Peacefully on Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Jack DENNIS. Cherished mother of John, Shirley and Doug BAIN, and Joanne and Jim CLARRY. Loving grandma of Neil and his wife Angela, Lisa, Adam and Brenda and great-grandma of Darren, Patricia and Daniel. Dear sister of the late Helen and Fred REYNOLDS and sister-in-law of Hettie and the late George Mark. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews, family and Friends. Hilda was devoted to her family, always placing other's first. She lived life to the fullest and touched the hearts of many throughout the years, through her bowling leagues, bridge clubs and other associations. Family dinners will be fondly remembered, especially her yorkshire pudding! Mom loved to laugh and relished life. She will always be precious to us. A Celebration of Hilda's Life will be held at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 from 12-2 p.m. Private interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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CLASS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-24 published
KNIGHT, Richard " Dick" Lawrence
Died peacefully, on April 21st 2008, at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, in his 77th year. Dick was predeceased by both his parents, Victor and Nancy KNIGHT, his sister Judi WILSON and also by his wife, Sylvia. He is survived by his sister Bunny TURNER of Halifax. He will be sadly missed by dear friend and constant companion Barb HOPKINS.
Lovingly remembered by his 4 children and their partners; Larry KNIGHT and Michelle PETRIN, Steven KNIGHT, Jeffrey KNIGHT and Valerie CLASS- KNIGHT, Alyson SCHAFER and Ken SCHAFER.
Dick leaves behind ten grandchildren who will all miss him and his many surprise treats; Sarah, Lawren and Ainslie KNIGHT; Kaitlyn, Michael, Alexandra KNIGHT; Emily and Paul KNIGHT; Zoe and Lucy SCHAFER.
Richard was a graduate of Antioch College (Ohio). He joined the staff of the University of Waterloo in 1966 as an academic counsellor for the Faculty of Arts. He served as president of the Staff Association for several terms. He retired in 1994 and was bestowed with Honorary Member of The University of Waterloo. Dick worked tirelessly as a volunteer over the span of his entire life. Never dissuaded by the enormity of a worthy task, he was responsible for the creation and founding of numerous organizations such as the Canadian Unitarian Council, Unicamp, The Willowdale Fellowship, The Alfred Adler Institute of Ontario and many others. Dick never arrived empty handed and made sure that there was always room at his table, a pallet on his floor and a boat full of gas.
Since retiring, Dick shared his time and talents, volunteering for Beaver Creek Correctional Institute as Community Liaison, and as a board member of Muskoka Family Services. The acts of kindness, caring and citizenry Dick has shown his beloved Muskoka community are too numerous to mention and too special to be forgotten.
Messages to the family can be directed to rememberingdicknight@gmail.com or c/o Dick KNIGHT Family, Box 3105, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1R1. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to University of Waterloo Scholarship Funds, The Canadian Unitarian Council or Muskoka Family Services.

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CLASSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
RIGLEY, James " Jim" Paul
At University Hospital, surrounded by his family on June 5th, 2008, James (Jim) Paul in his 78th year passed away after a brief but courageous battle. Beloved husband of Bernice (2000). Loving father of Diane Laur and her husband Dale, devoted grandfather of Jamie and Lindsay; loving father of Carol CLASSEN, devoted grandfather of Drew and Breanne; loving father of Trish PILEGGI, devoted grandfather of Kenzie. Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada. Although Jim's family immigrated to Australia there have been many wonderful memories that have touched his heart throughout the decades with trips to Australia and wonderful letters, cards, calls and most recently through email notes. Jim is predeceased by his parents Tom and Margaret (nee MURPHY;) brothers and sisters, Grace, John, Dan, Jenny, Tom, Davie and two infant sisters Susan and Jean; and brothers-in-law Murray (Reen) BELL, and Alvin BELL. Jim was the much loved brother and friend of Eddie and Lily and will be greatly missed. Jim was an Uncle and Great Uncle and cherished by many wonderful nieces and nephews in Australia. Devoted and loving Uncle to Murray and Reen BELL's daughter Judy (BELL) WITTON and her husband Phil, and Great Uncle to Lori in Canada. Special thanks to Maurice O'CALLAGHAN, long time close friend of Jim's, Friends of the family Jason McDONALD, Brett BUTCHART, Brian KILCAN and Stephanie RUHLOFF, the wonderful and dedicated nurses and doctors in the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital, and to Pam Gosnell for all of her compassionate care. To all of Jim's family and Friends a fond farewell and A Wee Deoch-And-Doris if ye can say "It's a braw, bricht moon-light nicht: Ye're a: richt, ye ken! Visitation will be held on Sunday 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 Monday, June 9th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind for RP Research would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CLAUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-16 published
CLAUS, Lorna Annabelle (née HOPKINS)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday May 14, 2008. Lorna Annabelle CLAUS of Aylmer in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Jay CLAUS (1988.) Dear mother of Deborah FACEY and husband Robert of Aylmer, Douglas CLAUS and wife Brenda JOHNSON of R.R.#2 Aylmer, Dianne CLAUS of Aylmer, Randy CLAUS of R.R.#2, Saint Thomas. Loved by 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Sister of Carl HOPKINS and wife Marjorie, J.D. HOPKINS and wife Audrey, Betty McARTHUR, Mary WILSON and husband David, Isabelle McMASTER and Linda McBEATH. Predeceased by a brother James HOPKINS and a sister Shirley DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS. Born in Durham, Ontario on May 7, 1935 daughter of the late Frank and Murnn (IRWIN) HOPKINS. Lorna worked at the Ontario Police College for 31 years as the kitchen staff manager. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment, St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna. Rev. Dr. Cam WATTS, officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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CLAVIR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-02 published
BALICK, David
Peacefully on Monday, December 17, 2007 at Credit Valley Hospital. David BALICK, beloved husband of Laurie. Adoring father of Harrison. Devoted son of Sharon and Stanley CLAVIR and the late Richard BALICK. Loving brother of Robin MIRSKY. Loved son-in-law of Jean and Garnet REED of Proton Station. Caring grand_son of Esther and the late Harry HANDS. Dear brother-in-law of Ron and Susan REED, and Rob and Kellie REED. Loving uncle of Jonah and Hannah MIRSKY, and Garnet, Sean, Carson, Bryant and Garrett REED. And special nephew to Brian and Cynthia HANDS. Friends met with the family Wednesday evening December 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel in Toronto. Service was held Thursday, December 20 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment - Holy Blossom Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 69 Arjay Cres. Donations may be made to The David Balick Memorial Fund do The Benjamin Foundation, 3249 Bathurst St. Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 or www.benjamins.ca
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CLAVIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-11 published
HANDS, Esther
Peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2008 at her home. Esther HANDS, beloved wife of the late Harold HANDS. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Stanley CLAVIR, and Doctor Brian and Cynthia HANDS. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Minna GOODMAN, Ethel WALTON, Beatrice and Sid MAGDER, Harold and Linda ZENER, Kay ZENER, Edith LEVY, and the late Allan (Sonny) TURNER, Norma REVO, and David ZENER. Devoted grandmother of Robin MIRSKY, Jeffrey HANDS, Stuart and Desiree HANDS, and Laurie and the late David BALICK, and great-grandmother of Jonah, Hannah, Jacob, and Harrison. Special thanks to Thelma, Dr.'s Les RICHMOND and Russell GOLDMAN for their care, compassion and kindness. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 12: 30 p.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva 169 Dunvegan Road from 2: 00 p.m. daily evening services at 8: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Esther Hands Memorial Fund c/o Holy Blossom Temple Foundation, 416-789-3291 extension 265.

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CLAYFIELD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-07 published
SATTLER, Liberta Lidwina (HAHN)
Peacefully went to Our Lord Saturday morning January 5, 2008 at Gateway Haven in Wiarton. The former Liberta HAHN of Sauble Beach in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Michael SATTLER. Loving mother of John (Faye) SATTLER of Utterson, Betty (Dano) MURPHY of Hepworth and Bob (Marilyn) SATTLER of Elmira. Lovingly remembered by her nine grandchildren; Ian, Lori (Mark), David, Michael (Lisa), Kathy (Paul), Randy, Bobbi-Jo (Jay), and Steven (Savanah) and seven great-grandchildren; Jessica, Jacob, Matthew, Mitchell, Nicole, Kallie and Sarah. Caring sister of Florence (Vince) DOPP, Delilah (Clare) BRENNER, Claude HAHN, Rosie SCHMIDT, Lorraine DEGAN, Rita KENNEDY and Mary CLAYFIELD, and her sisters-in-law Rose HAHN and Bernice HAHN as well as all her nephews, nieces and Friends. Predeceased by her parents, grandchild Shayne MURPHY, sister Irene and husband Fred KELLER, Loretta and husband Lawrence QUEHL, brother Edward HAHN, sister Adele and husband Jim MITCHELL, sister-in-law Gloria HAHN, brother John HAHN, brothers-in-law Ed SCHMIDT, Donald DEGAN, Jerome KENNEDY and Alfie CLAYFIELD. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Holy Family Catholic Church, Sauble Beach Tuesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation from the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Tuesday morning from 10: 00 to 10: 30 a.m. prior to the Funeral Mass. Spring interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hepworth. Memorial contributions to Vision 2002 (Sauble Area Medical Clinic) would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Liberta by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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CLAYPOLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
JOLLY, Douglas Neil
Peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2008 at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, Douglas Neil JOLLY, age 70 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of Edith Ann (CLAYPOLE) JOLLY. Loving father of Marianne GIBBS of Sarnia, Carolynne (Ian) HUNTER of Oro Valley, Arizona, and Sandra (Tom) PAISLEY of Mount Brydges, Ontario. Cherished grandfather of Melanie and Michelle GIBBS, Melanie's fiancee Tim ALLEN, Mackenzie and Cole HUNTER, and Brittany and Madison PAISLEY. Survived by brother James (Shirley) JOLLY of Bracebridge, Ontario, sister Maxine (Bob) MURRAY of Goderich, Ontario, and sister and brother-in-law Marlene and Ron WILKINS of Leamington, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents Neil and Catherine JOLLY. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Family and Friends will be received on Sunday, April 6, 2008, from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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CLAYTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
WALTERS, Lila Marie (née TOLMIE)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce Gordon WALTERS (1995) and dearly loved mother of Nelson and his wife Barb WALTERS of London, Phyllis and her husband Kim COOK of Saint Thomas, Chris and her husband Larry BOGART of Saint Thomas, Dennis and his wife Annie WALTERS of Saint Thomas, Janice and her husband Mike URBAN of Saint Thomas and the late Mark WALTERS (1958.) Dear sister of Mae CARROLL of Lambeth, Harriet and her husband Ray CLAYTON of Saint Thomas, Bruce and his wife Penny TOLMIE of Aylmer. Predeceased by two sisters, Sheila ROGERS and Evelyn CROSBY. Dear sister-in-law of Bill ROGERS of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Lila was born in Windsor on December 7th, 1924, the daughter of the late George and Catherine TOLMIE. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army.

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CLAYTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-04 published
ALLAN, Judith E. (née CLAYTON)

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CLAYTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
McINTYRE- SMITH, Fiona (née CLAYTON)
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, with family at her side on Friday, May 30, 2008 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 45. Daughter of Maureen LAING and the late Doctor Alaister CLAYTON. Survived by her loving husband Steve McINTYRE- SMITH, her two sons Liam and Oliver BEDARD, brother Ian CLAYTON (Tronie.) first husband Frank BEDARD, stepmother Denise CLAYTON, step-father Douglas LAING, in-laws Jeff and Sheila FINCH and her extended family. A Celebration of Fiona's Life will be held at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville (905) 257-8822 (9th Line / Dundas Street) on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to all the staff at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion. Online condolences available at www.glenoaks.ca

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CLAYTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-03 published
McINTYRE- SMITH, Fiona (formerly BEDARD, née CLAYTON)
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, with family at her side on Friday, May 30, 2008 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 45. Daughter of Maureen LAING and the late Doctor Alaister CLAYTON. Survived by her loving husband Steve McINTYRE- SMITH, her two sons Liam and Oliver BEDARD, brother Ian CLAYTON (Tronie.) first husband Frank BEDARD, step-mother Denise CLAYTON, step-father Douglas LAING, in-laws Jeff and Sheila FINCH and her extended family. A Celebration of Fiona's Life will be held at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville (905) 257-8822 (9th Line / Dundas Street) on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to all the staff at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion. Online condolences available at www.glenoaks.ca

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CLAYTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-19 published
BILLES, Alfred Dickson " Dick"
On Friday, July 18th, 2008 at Sunnybrook Hospital, a few weeks prior to his 80th birthday, following a long struggle with prostate cancer. Dick BILLES, beloved husband for 52 years of Norma (nee COLE.) Dear father of Rob (Stephanie) and Ann (David WHITE/WHYTE.) Adored Grandad of Graham and Andrew WHITE/WHYTE. Brother of John (Betty) and predeceased by his parents John William and Gladys BILLES and sister Gwen (Donald CLAYTON.) He will be sadly missed by family and Friends. Dick was raised in Lawrence Park and spent his married life with Norma in Don Mills. He enjoyed the winter, golfing at his home in Atlantis, Florida, where he and Norma developed many close Friendships. Dick was happiest at his cottage in Muskoka, on his boat, surrounded by family and Friends. As a son of the founder of Canadian Tire, Dick served in a variety of capacities within the company from the age of 19. He was a member of the Corporate Board of Directors for over 20 years and a Canadian Tire dealer at Lawrence Avenue and Kennedy Road for 25 years. The family is grateful to the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital (Veteran's Wing) for the care Dick received over the past few months. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, July 21, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22. Service in the chapel on Wednesday, July 23 at 11 o'clock. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Boy Scouts of Canada, 26 Yorkland Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 5C7. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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