COOKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-26 published
JAY, Betty (née FRY)
Passed away peacefully at Lee Manor on Saturday, February 23, 2008. Betty JAY (née FRY) formerly of London and Chatham in her 87th year. Betty was the daughter of the late James and Ethel FRY of Tottenham. Beloved wife of the late Vernon (Bud) JAY. Dear mother of Jim (Debbie) JAY of London, Judy (George) MacKIMMIE of Thorold and Janice (ROSS) COOKE of Owen Sound. She will be sadly missed by seven grandchildren, one great-grand_son, sister Audrey MANDER of London and brother Harold (Joy) FRY of Wiarton. Predeceased by brother Vernor FRY of Bolton. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in London at a later date. Interment Woodland Cemetery, London. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
JAY, Betty (née FRY)
Passed away peacefully at Lee Manor, Owen Sound on Saturday, February 23, 2008. Betty JAY (née FRY) formerly of London and Chatham in her 87th year. Betty was the daughter of the late James and Ethel FRY of Tottenham. Beloved wife of the late Vernon (Bud) JAY. Dear mother of Jim (Debbie) JAY of London, Judy (George) MacKIMMIE of Thorold and Janice (Ross) COOKE of Owen Sound. She will be sadly missed by seven grandchildren, one great-grand_son, sister Audrey MANDER of London and brother Harold (Joy) FRY of Wiarton. Predeceased by brother Vernor FRY of Bolton. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in London at a later date. Interment Woodland Cemetery, London. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services, Owen Sound 1-877-991-9995.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
FINEGAN, John L.
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. John L. FINEGAN of Goderich in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Donna (COOKE) FINEGAN. Dear father of Mary MURRAY of Mississauga, Shawn (Jennifer) FINEGAN of Goderich. Loving grandfather of John Neil POTTER, Joseph and Patrick FINEGAN. Predeceased by brother Bernard J. FINEGAN. Cremation. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service of remembrance will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Donations to Royal Canadian Legion Br. #109 or Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation - Computed Tomography Fund gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
CAMERON, Robert " Bob"
After a courageous battle with cancer, Robert (Bob) CAMERON at Parkwood Hospital, with his family by his side on March 26, 2008, in his 79th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Isabell (Nee: COOKE.) Loving father of Greg (Carol) of London, Catherine STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Ajax and Debbie COKLOW of Windsor. Best loved grandfather of Megan, Brittany, Kenneth, Taylor, Tammy and Thomas Jr. (T.C.) and great-grandfather of Anthony. He will be sadly missed by special family friend Brenda BURLEIGH as well as many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents Vernon and Alma CAMERON as well as brothers Harvey, Albert, Donald and Robert and sisters Eilene, Edna, Luella, Zelma and Freda, he was the last surviving member of his siblings. After 28 years Bob retired from Ford Saint Thomas after having served with the Royal Canadian Navy for many years. Bob's family invite relatives and Friends to a celebration of his life on Tuesday April 1, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas St.) with visitation 2 hours prior to the service. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Bob to the London Regional Cancer Center would be appreciated. A special thank you is extended by the family to the wonderful nurses and Dr. Ferner at Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-05 published
HUBERT, Leslie George
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Leslie George HUBERT on Sunday, June 1 at the age of 76. Born in Bexleyheath, England on November 11, 1931, he immigrated to Canada at a young age, arriving first in Nova Scotia and moving with his new bride to London, Ontario in 1949, where he worked for Loblaws for more than 30 years and took to his new home with enthusiasm, becoming an avid photographer, golfer and outdoorsman, with a special affection for Algonquin Park. Devoted husband to Arlene and father to Gary, Penny (wife of Mike YECK,) Deborah, Cindy, Frank and Rick; proud grandfather to Heather, Diane, John, Steven, Nathan and Trevor; and great-grandfather to Shawn. Survived by 2 sisters, Christine COOKE and Frances HILTZ, and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and England. The family would like to express its gratitude to Wayne Ball, Frank Dores, Bob Lamb, Butch Lucas, Larry Shaw and Ken Twilley for their enduring Friendship and support. A gathering for family and Leslie's Friends will be held on Sunday afternoon June 8 - please call (519) 472-3213 for details. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Leslie at a later date.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
REANEY, James Crerar
Peacefully at Marian Villa, Mount Hope Centre, London, on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in his 82nd year. Survived by his wife Colleen THIBAUDEAU; his son James Stewart REANEY and his wife Susan WALLACE of London and their daughter Elizabeth Wallace REANEY in Seoul, Korea; his daughter Susan REANEY and her husband Ian CHUNN and their daughter Edie Elizabeth Reaney CHUNN of Vancouver; his sister Wilma McCAIG and brother Ron COOKE. Predeceased by his son John Andrew REANEY (1966) and his parents James N. REANEY and Elizabeth CRERAR. Our thanks to the kind and caring staff and fellow residents of Marian Villa, to the many Friends who visited Jamie, and to all who have been involved in his care. A Celebration of Jamie's life will be held at Robinson Memorial United Church, 1061 Richmond Street at Sherwood Avenue, London, on Saturday, June 14 at 2: 00 p.m. A day of remembrance will take place this summer. Cremation will be followed by a private interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, please consider an act of kindness to someone in need or make a contribution to a charity of your choice. (www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca)

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-06 published
MARTIN, James Gordon
Suddenly at Wingham Hospital on Friday July 4, 2008. James Gordon MARTIN of Port Albert in his 57th year. Lovingly remembered by wife Dorothy BRINDLEY, mother Mona MARTIN and predeceased by father Gordon MARTIN. Beloved father of Patty (Paul) COOKE, Cindy (J.P.) AUSTIN, Stephen (Gail) BRINDLEY. Grandfather of Lucas and Kelly COOKE, Megan, Chad and Mallory AUSTIN. Dear brother of Anna Mae (Larry) FISHER, brother Paul (Pamela) MARTIN. Also fondly remembered by uncle Earl MARTIN and aunts Dawn MARTIN, Sara GRIGG and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Tuesday July 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Dungannon Cemetery. Memorial donations to Nile United Church or the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-10 published
HARRIS, Robert Murray McDougall
Of Mitchell formerly of Seaforth and McKillop Twp. on Tuesday July 8, 2008 at Stratford General Hospital in his 82nd year. Robert HARRIS beloved husband of Rose Elizabeth (Betty) HARRIS (COOKE,) and dear father of Shirley WOLFKAMP (Tony,) Mitchell, Ronald (Catharine) HARRIS, Mitchell, Vickie DOIG and Larry (Skinny) BROOME, Mitchell. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grand children, and four sisters Audrey (Wally) MOTTERSHEAD, Nanimao, British Columbia, Yvonne (Gord) DOUGHERTY, Goderich, Dianne (Steve) ARGYLE, Bayfield. and Catherine HARRIS, Harriston. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Marion (McDOUGALL) HARRIS, one granddaughter Amanda WOLFKAMP and three brothers Bill, Ken, and Gerald. There will be no funeral home visitation, a memorial service will be held at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W. Seaforth on Thursday July 10, at 3: 00 p.m. Lunch to follow at Seaforth Legion. Cremation has taken place and interment of ashes will be at Maitlandbank Cemetery at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society, Mitchell Legion, or Charity of your Choice. On line condolences at whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
ORTVED, Mary Charteris (née CARTER)
Peacefully at her home on January 14th, 2008 in her 91st year, following an incredibly full life. Beloved wife of the late William Evans ORTVED, M.D. (1996) and sister to Joan Carruthers ROBERTS (Goodridge d.) and the late John Charteris Haig CARTER (Helen d..) As the Leo that she was, she stood like a lioness for her six children, Susan ARMITAGE (Murray d.,) Niels (Stephanie,) Peter (Maureen), Jody (Cathy), Janet IGGERS (Dan), Anne DATTELS (Peter) and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed watching the eleven grandchildren grow up - Kirsten COOKE (Ian), Kevin ARMITAGE (Linda GALASSO) Allie SWEENEY (Patrick,) Chat and John ORTVED; Mira and Matthew ORTVED; Kyla and Dayne ORTVED; Kelly and Adam IGGERS. She was proud to be a great-grandmother of Sophie, Charlie and Jay. Also fondly remembered by Jim Sutton and Jamie, Liam and Isabelle CAVEN. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Wendy BROWN; and her special caregivers Norma, Maria, Tess, Magda and Lani, one of whom was always at her side for the past 21 months.
After graduating from Havergal College, Mary went on to University College, University of Toronto where she met her husband Bill ORTVED. Her many years of volunteering for the Women's Committee of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra culminated in her term as President. She served on both the Board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Roy Thomson Hall. She was an enthusiastic member of the Toronto Herb Society, and enjoyed her many weekly bridge games. She led a very active life right up into her late eighties playing tennis twice weekly, skiing at Osler Bluff Ski Club, playing golf at Rosedale Golf Club, skippering her Albacore and Flying Scot, and enjoying the religious morning plunge into Georgian Bay off the rocks of Land's End. Mary's spirit will always rest at her beloved island, Wawonaissa, at Pointe au Baril where she spent every summer of her life. Since 1954 when they bought property at Mansfield, her weekend ritual was roosting at Whippoorwill Hill and she cherished the hills and the many Friends that surrounded her there.
There will be a celebration of her life on Monday January 21st at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton and Duplex Ave. Toronto at 2 o'clock. Reception following at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-04 published
BLAIR, Robert " Bob" George (1944-2008)
On Saturday, February 2nd, 2008, Bob passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, after a courageous four-year battle with colorectal cancer, in his 63rd year. He was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on March 13th, 1944, to parents W.R.N. (Buck) and Audrey (née COOKE) BLAIR. Bob is survived by his wife Virginia (Ginny) (née ROBERTS) and his daughter Kathryn (Miriam and grand_son Kameron) of Ottawa, brothers Richard (Carolyn) of Winnipeg and John (Patricia) of Calgary, and nieces and nephews Karen, Robert, Jade (Louis) and Caitlin. He will be missed by close friend and business associate Wendy Grant. Bob was a graduate of Graphic Design from the Ontario College of Art. After a brief time in Ottawa at Campeau Corporation he and Ginny moved to Cornwall in 1970 where he became a Teaching Master and then Chair of Graphic Design at St. Lawrence College for 25 years. In 1994 he, Ginny and Wendy purchased Cornwall City Press. His passions included antique automobiles, painting, fishing and spending time at the home he and Ginny built in Martintown with his family, pets and Friends. In keeping with Bob's wishes a funeral will not be held, but rather Friends and family can meet for a celebration of his life at Cornwall City Press, 700 Campbell Street, Cornwall, on Saturday, February 9, 2008 between 1: 00 and 4:00 in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's memory to The Children's Treatment Centre, 305-A Second Street East, Cornwall, Ontario K6H 1Y8 or The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 5 East Medical Oncology Unit, First Floor, 737 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 9Z9. As a memorial to Bob, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows -- memories live. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Munro and Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 46 Oak Street, Lancaster, Ontario, (613) 347-3629. Condolences may be made online at www.munromorris.com

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-22 published
COOKE, Donald Ernest
Suddenly and peacefully on February 19, Don passed away surrounded by his family. He died as he lived, with dignity and grace. Don leaves behind Judy (HEATHCOTE) his loving partner and soulmate of 52 years, his children Connalyn (Doug), Darren (Nancy) and grandchildren Corene, Lauren, Adrienne, Scott, Jayne and Sydney-Ellen. Don was a loving brother to Bob (Doreen) and the late Jack, Jerome and Geraldine, and a devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews. Don's kindness, generosity and sense of humour will be missed by his extensive circle of Friends and business associates. Memorial service to be held Monday February 25 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Philip's on-the-hill Anglican Church Unionville preceded by visitation at 10: 00 a.m. in the Church lounge. In tribute to Don's many happy years of boating on Lake Simcoe, donations to Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation at P.O. Box 282, Newmarket, L3Y 4X1 can be made in lieu of flowers.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-13 published
COOKE, John Stuart
(November 5th, 1927-March 9th, 2008)
At Credit Valley Hospital, on a Sunday morning, John died peacefully, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Virginia (Ginny) and beloved father and father-in-law of Nancy and Tony VETTESE, Kelly and Andrew FALLS and sadly predeceased in 1978 by his son John Gary. Grandpa will be missed by his adored grandchildren Rebecca and Stephen, Gregory and Scott. He was the dear brother and brotherin-law of Dorothy WOODHOUSE and the late Bud, Doctor William J. COOKE, Norma WHITTEKER and the late Don, and the late Helen and Ron WILKINSON. 'Uncle Jack' also leaves many wonderful memories with nieces and nephews from both sides of the family. John's career began with the Northern Miner in 1956. He had been Vice-President and Assistant General Manager of Northern Miner Press Ltd when he was appointed Publisher of The Northern Miner in 1989. After 42 years with The Miner, John retired as Publisher and in true mining fashion never really retired but remained as a consultant keeping his lifelong ties with the Mining community. The Miner and staff, past and present, have been one of the great interests and joys of his life as has his affiliation and contributions towards the success of The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. He has received recognition by his peers over the years from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and most recently an award from the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He was an active Past President of the Engineer's Club, now the Ontario Club and a man who was both respected and loved in the mining circle. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at the Credit Valley Hospital for their care and support. The family will receive Friends from 2: 00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday March 16th, 2008 at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905) 844-3221. A celebration of John's life will take place on Wednesday March 19th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at Maple Grove United Church, 346 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville L6J 4V5. A reception will follow. Cremation and a private family service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, The ALS Society, or Maple Grove United Church Renovation Fund.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-14 published
COOKE, Edna Eileen
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Toby. Born 10 August 1913, peacefully at VGH on March 9, 2008, leaving her loving daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jean and Bobby OTWAY- RUTHVEN, cousins John MURRAY (Diane,) Victoria, and relatives abroad. A memorial service at Saint Mary's Church, Kerrisdale (37th Avenue and Larch Street), Tuesday, March 18th at 2 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, British Columbia Division, the Canadian Cancer Society, British Columbia Division or the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Arrangements entrusted to Walkey and Company Funeral Directors.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-17 published
COOKE, John Stuart
(November 5th, 1927-March 9th, 2008)
At Credit Valley Hospital, on a Sunday morning, John died peacefully, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Virginia (Ginny) and beloved father and father-in-law of Nancy and Tony VETTESE, Kelly and Andrew FALLS and sadly predeceased in 1978 by his son John Gary. Grandpa will be missed by his adored grandchildren Rebecca and Stephen, Gregory and Scott. He was the dear brother and brother-in-law of Dorothy WOODHOUSE and the late Bud, Doctor William J. COOKE, Norma WHITTEKER and the late Don, and the late Helen and Ron WILKINSON. " Uncle Jack" also leaves many wonderful memories with nieces and nephews from both sides of the family. A celebration of John's life will take place on Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at Maple Grove United Church, 346 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville L6J 4V5. A reception will follow. Cremation and a private family service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, The ALS Society, or Maple Grove United Church Renovation Fund.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-13 published
REANEY, James Crerar
Peacefully at Marian Villa, Mount Hope Centre, London, on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in his 82nd year. Survived by his wife Colleen THIBAUDEAU; his son James Stewart REANEY and his wife Susan WALLACE of London and their daughter Elizabeth Wallace REANEY in Seoul, Korea; his daughter Susan REANEY and her husband Ian CHUNN and their daughter Edie Elizabeth Reaney CHUNN of Vancouver; his sister Wilma McCAIG and brother Ron COOKE. Predeceased by his son John Andrew REANEY (1966) and his parents James N. REANEY and Elizabeth CRERAR. Our thanks to the kind and caring staff and fellow residents of Marian Villa, to the many Friends who visited Jamie, and to all who have been involved in his care. A Celebration of Jamie's life will be held at Robinson Memorial United Church, 1061 Richmond Street at Sherwood Avenue, London, on Saturday, June 14 at 2: 00 p.m. A day of remembrance will take place this summer. Cremation will be followed by a private interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, please consider an act of kindness to someone in need or make a contribution to a charity of your choice. (www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca)

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-20 published
WOLFE, Joseph Edmund
Late in the evening of Tuesday, June 17, at Sunnybrook Hospital. Joe is survived by his wife of 52 years, Willa TAILOR/TAYLOR, his sister, Sandra EMERSON, and four grateful couples who knew him as both father and friend, Bill and his wife Janice, Charlotte and her husband Gary COOKE, Elizabeth and her husband Garth JOPLING, and Edmund and his wife Liliana. Joe was also the beloved grandfather - a role he cherished - to Laura, Andrew, Sydney and Calum (and a fifth who is on the way, name pending). He treasured being Uncle Joe to Bruce, Brian, and Douglas EMERSON. Joe also had a special relationship with his late uncle, Jack DRENNAN, who's wife Miriam maintained that special bond. During his year-long battle with cancer, all those who knew him were inspired by his perseverance, stoicism, selflessness, and enduring sense of humour. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Saturday, June 21st where a Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-21 published
FORSEY, Joan Barbara (née MARSH)
Passed away peacefully in her 68th year, on June 19, 2008 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. She is survived by her beloved husband of 44 years Don of Toronto, her sons Stephen (Anne) of Aurora, Brian (Candace) of Burlington, Bruce of Toronto and her four cherished grandchildren Laura, Carolyn, Alison and Abigail. Joan is also survived by her two sisters Doreen (John) COOKE of Lethbridge, Heather (Sandy) BELL of White Rock and her niece Andrea (Kurt) RATHWELL of Calgary.
The family expresses special thanks to Doctors RUDNER, SWAYZE and GOLDMAN, Nurses Jenette and Judy and Caregivers Luce, Jean and Wendel.
Joan led a full and rewarding life and will be lovingly remembered at a memorial service to be held on June 26, 2008, 11 a.m. at Leaside United Church, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road, Toronto, Ontario M4G 1W4 or a charity of your choice.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-25 published
FORSEY, Joan Barbara (née MARSH)
Passed away peacefully in her 68th year, on June 19, 2008 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. She is survived by her beloved husband of 44 years Don of Toronto, her sons Stephen (Anne) of Aurora, Brian (Candace) of Burlington, Bruce of Toronto and her four cherished grandchildren Laura, Carolyn, Alison and Abigail. Joan is also survived by her two sisters Doreen (John) COOKE of Lethbridge, Heather (Sandy) BELL of White Rock and her niece Andrea (Kurt) RATHWELL of Calgary.
The family expresses special thanks to Doctors RUDNER, SWAYZE and GOLDMAN, Nurses Jenette and Judy and Caregivers Luce, Jean and Wendel.
Joan led a full and rewarding life and will be lovingly remembered at a memorial service to be held on June 26, 2008, 11 a.m. at Leaside United Church, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road, Toronto, Ontario M4G 1W4 or a charity of your choice.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
COOKE, John Stuart
(November 5th, 1927-March 9th, 2008)
At Credit Valley Hospital, on a Sunday morning, John died peacefully, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Virginia (Ginny) and beloved father and father-in-law of Nancy and Tony VETTESE, Kelly and Andrew FALLS and sadly predeceased in 1978 by his son John Gary. Grandpa will be missed by his adored grandchildren Rebecca and Stephen, Gregory and Scott. He was the dear brother and brother-in-law of Dorothy WOODHOUSE and the late Bud, Doctor William J. COOKE, Norma WHITTEKER and the late Don, and the late Helen and Ron WILKINSON. " Uncle Jack" also leaves many wonderful memories with nieces and nephews from both sides of the family. John's career began with the Northern Miner in 1956. He had been Vice-President and Assistant General Manager of Northern Miner Press Ltd. when he was appointed Publisher of The Northern Miner in 1989. After 42 years with The Miner, John retired as Publisher and in true mining fashion never really retired but remained as a consultant keeping his lifelong ties with the Mining community. The Miner and staff, past and present, have been one of the great interests and joys of his life as has his affiliation and contributions towards the success of The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. He has received recognition by his peers over the years from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and most recently an award from the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He was an active Past President of the Engineer's Club, now the Ontario Club and a man who was both respected and loved in the mining circle. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at the Credit Valley Hospital for their care and support. The family will receive Friends from 2: 00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16th, 2008 at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221. A celebration of John's life will take place on Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at Maple Grove United Church, 346 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville L6J 4V5. A reception will follow. Cremation and a private family service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, The ALS Society, or Maple Grove United Church Renovation Fund.

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COOKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-21 published
BUCKLEY, William Barron
It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of William Barron BUCKLEY. Bill passed away at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital on Tuesday, February 19, 2008. Bill was born in 1916 in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in Regina before attending Trinity College at the University of Toronto (B. Comm.). He served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War 2. Following the conclusion of the war, Bill continued his studies in Montreal and received his Chartered Accountant degree. He engaged in private practice in Toronto for the remainder of his career. Bill continued his parents involvement in Church activities and was a founding member of the Donway United Church. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Phyllis and his five children Marilyn (Tom SUTTON,) Bill (Anne BUCKLEY,) Tim (Naomie BOYLAN), Philip, Beatrice (Michael COOKSON) and his grandchildren Stephen, Paul, Matthew, Meagan, Laura, Nicholas, Madelaine, Amelia, Petra, Ian and Hannah and his four great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Bill's wonderful caregivers at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital and his personal caregivers, for their kind and respectful care. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel at 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto (south of Eglinton Avenue E.) on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8: 30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Rd., Toronto, 11 a.m. Saturday February 23.

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COOKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
MacGREGOR, Maxwell Murdock
Peacefully on March 9, 2008 at Toronto East General Hospital in his 86th year. Survived by his sisters Norma MacGREGOR and Carol WILKIE (Robert.) Predeceased by siblings Joyce MORGAN and Margaret Anne WEBB. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and devoted friend Jean COOKSON and family. Friends and relatives will be received at Giffen-Mack 'Danforth' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121, on Friday, March 14th, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10: 00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Groveside Cemetery to follow (Hwy. 12, east side, north of Taunton Rd., Whitby).

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COOLIGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-21 published
GRANT, John Bass
Peacefully at home on Saturday April 19, 2008 in his 77th year. Loving husband and cherished friend of Audrey (née NEWBIGGING) beloved father of Susan (Hamilton HALL) and Lisa (Tom CAMERON.) Proud grandfather of Erica and Toby HALL. Survived by his older brother Ron. The son of John and Marion GRANT, John was born in Weston and lived in Etobicoke and at his cottage on Canning Lake (Minden.) John graduated from the University of Toronto ('57) with a master's degree in psychology and retired as corporate head of human resources for Canada Packers before serving as acting Chief Executive Officer and President of Humber Memorial Hospital (19931994.) He was a member of the Westway Bridge Club, an avid golfer and curler, and a very active original member of Westway United Church where he served on numerous committees, attended weekly Bible studies, and sang in the choir. John always gave more than he received. He demonstrated respect for all people, listened with genuine interest, and was able to identify the most important aspects of every situation. His intellectual ability, sense of humour, and clarity of perspective helped many people, especially young people, find their way. John wanted to thank his many Friends and family for their overwhelming support, which was a great comfort to him. A special thank you to Doctors Terry COOLIGAN and Bob McMILLIN and especially to Reverend Dale BURKART, whose unfailing Friendship and support, along with many hours of philosophical and theological discussion, became a significant part of John's life. John used to say, 'The most important thing is to love one another,' and for him, that was the most important thing. Friends may call at Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road, Weston, from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday April 21st, and from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 22nd. John's life will be celebrated at Westway United Church, 8 Templar Drive, Etobicoke, at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday April 23rd. A reception at the church will follow. Friends wishing to do so may make a donation in John's memory to the Canadian Lung Association or Dorothy Ley Hospice.

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COOLLEDGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
HOFFMUELLER, Heinz
At Bluewater Health - Palliative Care, on Thursday, March 20, 2008. Heinz HOFFMUELLER, 79 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of Helga (née KOESTER.) Loving father of Reinhard and Sharon HOFFMUELLER of Calgary, Rita and Martin HEWITT and Heike and John HEWITT all of Petrolia and Edda ENGELS and Cal COOLLEDGE of Strathroy. Dear grandfather of Derek HOFFMUELLER, Tina and Chad BINETRUY, Julie and Mike DUBUQUE, Mark HEWITT, Jeremy and Lee-Ann HEWITT and Renee ENGELS. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren and a brother, Gunter and Irene HOFFMUELLER of Germany. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Ronald McDonald House. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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COOMBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-23 published
COOMBER, Peter Charles
Of Newmarket Ontario, passed away peacefully while on vacation in Cuba in his 75th year Tuesday Feb 19th 2008. Born Greenwich, England, in 1932 Peter emigrated to Canada in 1956 with beloved wife Mary Theresa HALLET, married for 51 years. Father of son Hayden Matthew (1967) and predeceased by loved older brother Colin (Liz) and parents Charles Thomas COOMBER and Alice Elizabeth MAY. Much loved uncle of Dominic and Patricia. Services to follow the return of Peter to Canada. For further information please contact the family at condolences@coomber.ca

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
COOMBS, Paul Barr
Paul Barr COOMBS passed away peacefully on January 15, 2008 in his 93rd year. Paul was a fortunate man. He was married to his wonderful Lois (MASSEY) for 28 years. After she died in 1971 he married his delightful Bunty (ROBERTS) with whom he has shared many happy years. He is survived by Bunty, his son John (Norinne), daughter Leslie BURKINSHAW (Robert,) his stepson Arthur (Skooke) ROBERTS (Jan,) brother Jim (Ann) along with seven lovely grandchildren, Richard, Emily, Lynsey, Allison, Len, Rick, and Jennifer. Precious great-granddaughters, Christina and Rachael, also survive him. Born and educated in Toronto, he joined the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1933 in the middle of the great depression and served for 42 years in various managerial positions across Canada, retiring in 1975 as Assistant General Manager, British Columbia. He served overseas with the R.C.N.V.R. in World War 2 joining as an Ordinary Seaman, rising through the ranks, being discharged as a Lieutenant. He was a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a graduate of the Banff School of Advanced Management. In all the cities in which he lived, Toronto, Victoria, Winnipeg, Lethbridge, Ottawa, and Vancouver, he was active in a leadership role with business organizations and charitable institutions. Our deep appreciation to the doctors, nurses and caregivers at RJH, VGH and the Cridge Centre for Seniors who cared so compassionately for Paul over the last 14 months. Our family also thanks all of Paul's Friends and caregivers for their support over the many years. Special thanks for Marsha Birney's devotion and to caregivers, Jackie, Christina and Suzanna, also Doctor Michael Mawdsley and Dr. Tom Connolly.
When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no tears or gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free. Miss me a little but not too long, And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love we all shared, Miss me but let me go.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. in McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, Victoria, the Reverend D. Hatfield officiating. A Reception will follow at the Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com McCall's Of Victoria 1-800-870-4210

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-14 published
FROMM, Wilfred Frank, P.Eng.
(University of Toronto, 1949)
Passed away peacefully at home. Survived by his brother Frederick of Etobicoke. Loving Uncle of Paul (Port Credit,) Mary KRISTIE (Timmins,) Mary HUNTER (Mississauga) and Joan FAEHRMANN (Guelph.) Beloved 'uncle' to Travis and Logan FROMM; Stephanie and Michelle FAEHRMANN; Melanie COOMBS and Michael SMITH. Proud veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Conservationist, fisherman and outdoorsman, he loved the rugged landscape of Southern Georgian Bay where he had a cottage for over 50 years. Parishioner for half a century and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Will be fondly remembered by former colleagues at Canadian Standards Association in Rexdale where he worked for three decades. Lifelong member of the Power Squadron of Canada. Will be remembered by members of the Power Squadron of Weston on which he served as an officer and instr uctor in navigation for many years. He'll be remembered as well by the brotherhood of fellow fishermen for his lifelong passion for pike and muskie fishing. Wilf's ashes will be resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2085 Kipling Ave. (north of Rexdale Blvd.) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A Catholic service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family.

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COOMEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-16 published
COOMEY, Eileen
(July 3, 1928-February 10, 2008)
Adored mother of Shirley EVANS and Marion COOMEY, grandmother of Jeffrey and Stephanie EVANS, mother-in-law of John EVANS, sister of Alan ROXBY, died February 10th in Oakville. She met numerous health challenges with a combination of humour, wisdom and grace that impressed everyone who met her. She lived in her beloved home until right before she died, maintaining her fierce determination to be independent. Eileen worked for many years alongside her cherished husband John COOMEY (1920-1994.) She loved to travel the world with her family, was a passionate fan of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio (especially the gardening phone in show), read the Toronto Star cover to cover every day, recently discovered the joys of Google and online checkers, spent her summers tending to her amazing garden and most of all, she provided unconditional love, warmth, support and generosity to her daughters and grandchildren. The sparkle in her beautiful blue eyes, her keen intelligence, her kindness, her inner strength&hellip will remain always with us. Eileen did not want a service or funeral. There will be a private cremation and family celebration of her life, as per her wishes. If desired, donations can be made to the Arthritis Society of Canada. Condolences may be sent care of the Ward Funeral Home at eileen.coomey@wardfh.com

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COON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-17 published
TILLMAN, Beatrice (née EARLL)
On Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, Windsor. Beatrice TILLMAN (née EARLL) in her 95th year. Wife of the late Turner TILLMAN. Loving mother to Valerie and her husband Douglas COON of Windsor. Sadly missed by her grand_son Ryan. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Susan WILSON, William EARLL, Gertrude GREEN, Ethel MARTIN, Sarah HALL, Eliza Jane SCOTT, Rachael HACKLEY, Moses EARLL, Edward EARLL, Estelle BLACKBURN, and Chonita WILSON. Friends are invited to Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, January 19th at 11 o'clock. Bishop Lionel RILEY officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the GBRHC Foundation would be appreciated.

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COON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-03 published
WYLLIE, Gwendolyn Mae (BECKER)
At Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, Delaware, on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, Gwendolyn Mae (BECKER) WYLLIE of Glencoe and formerly of Woodstock, after a long and courageous battle with cancer in her 63rd year. Gwen will be sadly missed by her son Wray and Wife Michelle of Sundridge and her daughter and best friend Patty MORIN and her husband John of Glencoe. Gwen was treasured by her grandchildren, Joe and Kaylee WYLLIE, Ariel LAUREL and Aaron LANAWAY. Survived by her sisters, Doreen JOHNSTONE, Rhea BECKER, Elaine BECKER, Evelyn COON and brother Graham BECKER. Gwen will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 5th at 12 noon at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe. Visitation will be for the hour prior to the service (11 a.m. to noon).

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COONEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-25 published
FARRELL, Mary (née EVES)
Formerly of Dresden passed away Sunday, February 24, 2008 at Fairfield Park Nursing Home, Wallaceburg at the age of 89. She was born in Ridgetown daughter of the late Robert and Pearl BURK/BURKE) EVES. Beloved wife of the late Neil FARRELL. Mary is survived by children: Mary Margaret HOSKINS, Teresa DAUGHERTY, Wayne FARRELL and Darlene COONEY; grandchildren: Mary Ellen and Roger TONER, Joe VERKIN, Burke and Kerry DAUGHERTY, Brent and Kim DAUGHERTY, John and Christine HOSKINS, Donald HOSKINS, Natalie COONEY, Jamie COONEY, Justin COONEY, Nerissa COONEY and Neil FARRELL; 14 great-grandchildren 2 great great-grandchildren and brother-in-law Carson LAMPKIN. Predeceased by daughter Glenda VERKIN; sons-in-law: John HOSKINS, John DAUGHERTY and Joe VERKIN; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. The FARRELL family will receive Friends at the Badder Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden on Monday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, February 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the London Regional Cancer Centre. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. a tree will be planted in memory of Mary FARRELL in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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COONEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Dorothy " Dottie"
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, May 24, 2008 Dorothy "Dottie" ADAM/ADAMS of London in her 99th year. Loving mother of Joan (Ray) ZABOWSKI of London and Barb (Keith) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of London. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Glenn (Brenda) ZABOWSKI, Karen (Colin) ZABOWSKI, all of Montreal, Robyn BURNS and Heather (Jay) CHAPMAN and great-granddaughter Ava, all of London. Dorothy will also be missed by 1 niece and 2 nephews. Predeceased by sisters Muriel HEATH and Nellie COONEY. Sister-in-law to Bill HEATH and the late Eddie COONEY. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the memorial service which is being held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday, May 27th at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation and burial of ashes at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy are asked to consider the Alzheimer's Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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