COUCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-19 published
COUCH, Wes
Will always be lovingly remembered as Friend, Husband, Dad, Grampa and Great-Grampa who left us March 19, 2007. With no words to tell us you could only point with assurance to your new home in Heaven. Forever loved by Gretta and family.

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COUCHMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-06 published
COUCHMAN, Robert " Bob" George James
(21 February 1937-3 May 2008)
Suddenly, at Kingston, Ontario, Bob COUCHMAN, adventurer, campaigner, poet, friend and family man. Bob was the former Executive Director of Toronto and Whitehorse Family Service Associations, the Donner Foundation and other private philanthropic activities. In a career spanning five decades, he was active in dozens of causes related to social justice, especially in relation to families and young people. Bob had a profound spiritual connection to the wilderness, which took him from a boyhood in East Toronto, via Algonquin Park to the vast beauty of the Yukon and Northern British Columbia, where his heart felt truly at home. He leaves behind many loved ones his immediate family and those he made his family during a lifetime of loving and connecting with others. We are Bruce COUCHMAN, Barbara O'SULLIVAN (née COUCHMAN), Stephen COUCHMAN, Michael COUCHMAN, Frances O'SULLIVAN, Matthew COUCHMAN, Ruth O'SULLIVAN, Samuel COUCHMAN, Catherine Smart- COUCHMAN, Brian O'SULLIVAN, Jane COUCHMAN, Carolyn MOORE, Kyn and Gwynne BARKER, Bill Found and each to those who held him dear. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street on Thursday, May 8th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Simon - The Apostle Anglican Church Bloor and Sherbourne) on Friday, May 9th at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Whitehorse. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity you feel passionate about, an act of rebellion in aid of a just cause and a gesture of thanksgiving for life's beauty would be deeply appreciated.

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COUCHMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-04 published
Activist began as angry young man and retired as 'an angry old man'
Born on the wrong side of the tracks, he spent a lifetime tackling issues of extreme poverty, health care and unemployment only to conclude that 'things are worse than they were when I started'
By Gay ABBATE, Page S8
Toronto -- Bob COUCHMAN treasured a family anecdote of his mother as a little girl. Her parents, although poor, scraped together enough money early one winter to buy her a new pair of serviceable shoes. She put them on, went out to play and returned at day's end barefoot. She had given her shoes to a child with feet swathed in rags. Decades later, that same strong spirit of giving would become a hallmark of her son's life, taking him from working with street gangs and youth in the pool halls and back alleys of Toronto to the head of family service agencies and charitable foundations.
During a career that spanned 51 years, Mr. COUCHMAN was always "a connector, an agitator and an enabler," said his son Stephen - who, along with his sister Barbara, inherited his father's social conscience. Both offspring continue their father's work with social agencies and charitable groups, he in Canada, she in Portsmouth, England.
Mr. COUCHMAN's goal in life was to leave the world a little better and he worked tirelessly toward that end. In a speech in 2001 to the Yukon Family Services Association after his retirement as its executive director, Mr. COUCHMAN spoke of the progress made during his decades in the social advocacy field, such as universal health care, reduction in extreme poverty and unemployment insurance. But for him, the greatest advance was the social and health research into the functioning of healthy communities. And his greatest disappointment with this advance was society's failure to learn from the research, he said in that same speech. "Our discounting and even rejection of this research fuels my anger."
He went on to state: "In my early days, I was considered an angry young man, a classification which was certainly in cultural vogue during the late 1950s… As my career got under way, I found myself rebelling against the status quo and challenging weak assumptions. I now end my career almost as I began it. However, I now have obtained the status of an angry old man."
His conclusion, after so many years in the trenches? "And now I recognize, if anything, things are worse than they were when I started. I need another lifetime to keep kicking the system in the shins."
Mr. COUCHMAN wrote of his years dealing with social problems in his 2003 book Reflections on Canadian Character: From Monarch Park to Monarch Mountain. The title refers to his journey from his Toronto neighbourhood to the majestic mountain in British Columbia. The book, part memoir, is also a critique of how the social safety net has been allowed to deteriorate and how societal attitude has changed from the traditional one of neighbours helping each other, which he witnessed growing up. "Generally, the Canadian character has shifted from one of social responsibility and obligation to one another, to one of rights and entitlement," he wrote.
In a 1989 article in The Globe and Mail, he wrote that Canadians and their government must re-establish society's commitment to a social contract that provides for the essential needs of Canadian. He wrote that it was a sad state that philanthropic dollars meant to provide for creative service innovation, risk-taking research and the enrichment of people's lives had to be used to provide the basics of life for those with no other means.
As a crusader for social justice, Mr. COUCHMAN was not afraid to take politicians to task for their stance on social issues. He was highly critical of attempts by the Mike Harris government to reduce Ontario's deficit, in part, through welfare cuts. In 1994, he wrote in this newspaper that the welfare initiative was an "ill-considered policy generated by ill-informed minds."
Mr. COUCHMAN's sense of social justice extended to his personal life. When the Anglican Church that he attended in Whitehorse rejected same-sex marriage, Mr. COUCHMAN became an outspoken critic, warning that many parishioners would desert over the issue. Eventually, he was one of them, leaving to join the United Church.
Mr. COUCHMAN served on the boards of many organizations, including the United Way of Greater Toronto. He was a founding director of the White Ribbon Campaign, vice-chair of the Vanier Institute of the Family and co-chairman of the Canada Committee for the International Year of the Family in 1994.
The eldest of two sons born to Bob and Mary COUCHMAN, a working-class couple, he grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in east-end Toronto. The family lived in the Monarch Park area south of Danforth Avenue, which was in those days the dividing line between the haves to the north and the have-nots to the south. Mrs. COUCHMAN was a homemaker, her husband a lawn-bowl repairman and a maintenance worker at East General Hospital. The family never owned a car and Robert was 16 before the family had a telephone. With only a single income to rely upon, times were lean. Even so, his mother continued her life of giving - when there was food on the COUCHMAN table, all the neighbourhood kids ate, too.
As a youth, Mr. COUCHMAN participated in some of the programs offered by the Broadview Young Men's Christian Association and, as a teenager, he volunteered his time, working with troubled youth. After completing Grade 12 at Riverdale Collegiate, he attended teachers college and then spent one year teaching in a one-room school in Etobicoke, west of Toronto. At 20 he started teaching at Ionview Public School in Scarborough, and five years later the Etobicoke Board of Education hired him as director of the department of student services. "He loved teaching but left because of the challenge of working with at-risk students," said his first wife, Jane COUCHMAN.
While teaching full time and working at the Young Men's Christian Association, he took summer and correspondence courses at Queen's University in Kingston, earning his B.A. He then obtained a masters in education from the University of Toronto.
He left the Etobicoke school board in 1974 to become executive director of the Family Services Association of Toronto. During his 15 years with the association, he helped create a camp for children with special physical needs and a domestic response team to address domestic violence. "Christmas was always about turkey, gifts and calls from the domestic response team," Stephen COUCHMAN recalled.
In 1989, Mr. COUCHMAN was named president of the Donner Canadian Foundation, which provides financial support to charitable organizations and to groups doing research in public policy and education. This position was quite a coup for Mr. COUCHMAN, said his friend Tom Brodhead, president of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. "You don't find social activists running foundations," he said. "He led Donner into some imaginative projects."
In 1999, Mr. COUCHMAN moved north to become executive director of the Yukon Family Services Association (since renamed Many Rivers), retiring in 2001, in part because of ill health.
He met his first wife, Jane BARKER, in 1959, in the Toronto church where he sang in the choir. They married two years later, had two children and divorced after two decades, yet remained good Friends. Four years after the divorce, he met his second wife, interior designer Carolyn MOORE, on a blind date. They married two years later, had a son and in 1996 moved to Atlin, a small community in northwest British Columbia, a two- or three-hour drive from Whitehorse. The couple went their separate ways in The move to the Yukon in 1999 was the realization of a long-held dream to live in the North, where he enjoyed backpacking, canoeing and cross-country skiing. He used his first teacher's pay check to buy a canoe and then purchased a Volkswagen Beetle to carry it up north. His love for the outdoors was rooted in the family's annual summer vacation in Muskoka. He also took part in numerous expeditions to the Canadian Rockies, the Himalayas, the Swiss Alps and Nepal.
Always a writer of poetry and a story teller, Mr. COUCHMAN turned his pen to plays, particularly murder mysteries, when he moved to Whitehorse. There, he also became a thespian, acting in his own plays.
After retiring, Mr. COUCHMAN continued to consult with various organizations on social issues. "He worked thoughtfully and quietly toward making a difference in the lives of thousands of people who will never know his name," said Stephen COUCHMAN.
Robert George COUCHMAN was born February 21, 1937, in Toronto. He died of a massive heart attack on May 3, 2008, watching a film with his son Michael in a movie theatre in Kingston. He was 71. He leaves his brother Bruce, daughter Barbara O'SULLIVAN and sons Stephen and Michael. He also leaves former wives Jane COUCHMAN and Carolyn MOORE.

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COUGHLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
BLAIR, Elizabeth " Dale" (née COUGHLAN) (1925-2008)
Elizabeth (Dale) BLAIR, beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) BLAIR, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on January 23rd, 2008. She was born Elizabeth Dale COUGHLAN in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1925. She married Robert W. BLAIR in 1945, and the couple moved from Vancouver to Lethbridge Alberta in 1955. Dale leaves many Friends and family members to remember her and who will always miss her. Dale was predeceased by her husband Bob and her treasured daughter Georgia Dale BLAIR (HIGGINS.) She leaves three children, Elizabeth BLAIR- MATISZ (Alan MATISZ), Bob BLAIR (Leanne CHAHLEY) and Richard BLAIR (Theresa ROBERSON) and their children Arlo, April and Chelsea MATISZ; Brendan, Rebecca, Joshua and Daniel BLAIR; and Amanda and Hakeem BLAIR- ROBERSON. She also leaves Georgia's children Bob, Carole, and Brian HIGGINS and Melanie STEPHENS. Dale was blessed with six great-grandchildren Colton, Austin, Julian, and Noah HIGGINS and Connor and Landon STEPHENS. Like her late husband Bob, Dale loved her years at the ranch. She loved birds and music, her home, her garden and her many wonderful Friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother. A gifted quilter, Dale created beautiful work. She was a kind, generous and gentle woman. We were all blessed to have her in our lives. A Funeral Service will be held at 1pm., on Monday, January 28, 2008 at Martin Bros. Riverview Chapel, 6104th St. S., with Pastor Bill Roycroft, officiating. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1-800-382-2901 or www.mbfunerals.com.

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COUGHLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-23 published
BOYD, Mary (née HAYES)
(July 23, 1921-February 20, 2008)
Mary passed away peacefully February 20, 2008. She was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, the firstborn of Irish immigrant parents, Tom and Ella HAYES. She received a B.A. and M.S.W. at the University of Saskatchewan. She continued to practice social work following her marriage to Angus BOYD until the birth of the first child. The family moved west and settled in Edmonton, Alberta where Angus developed a thriving medical practice while Mary assumed the role of "professional homemaker" raising the family of eight children. She played an active role in the C.W.L., Catholic Family Services and the John Howard Society. While she loved theatre, travel, afternoon tea, daily Mass, regular escapes to "the Island", and her annual 39th birthday party at Lake Edith, nothing could compete with her love for Angus. In the mid 1980's they retired to their lovely waterfront home on Chalet Road, Saanich, British Columbia where they spent close to 20 happy years. Following Angus' death in January 2004, Mary moved to the Providence Care Youville Residence in Vancouver, British Columbia. Even while suffering dementia, she was a gracious woman with an ever present smile and continuing concern for others. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a woman of deep faith who will be sadly missed by her family and Friends.
Predeceased by her brother Thomas HAYES of Calgary, Alberta. and her husband, Doctor John Angus BOYD. She is survived by her sister-in-law Ann HAYES of Calgary, her children John BOYD of Surrey, British Columbia; Donald BOYD of Langley, British Columbia Mary Ellen BOYD (Dr. Monty REITZIK) of West Vancouver, British Columbia; Jean STAUFFER (Dr. Anthony STAUFFER) of Newport Beach, Calif; Patrick BOYD (Patti PAULSON) of Calgary Alberta.; Angus BOYD (Catherine COUGHLAN) of Edmonton, Alberta.; Kathleen BOYD of Vancouver, B. C and her ten grandchildren: James, Joshua, Joel, Christopher, Patrick, Jamie, Gordie, Raphael, Caitlin and Thomas.
A special thank you goes out to Doctor Marla Gordon as well as Jessica Malkoske and all the wonderful nursing staff of the second and third floors at Youville Residence. The family would particularly like to thank Mary's companions and caregivers, Rebecca and Felicia, for their loving care over the last four years.
A private funeral mass will be held in future. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care, designating Youville Residence as the recipient would be appreciated (www.tapestryfoundation.ca).

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COUGHLIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
COUGHLIN, Don
In memory of a dear husband, father and brother, Don COUGHLIN, who passed away April 7th, 2003. "His laugh still echoes, His life still inspires, His light still shines… -and always will." Missed everyday, Barb, Brad, Jan and Judy.

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COUGHLIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
ARNOTT, Kenneth " Red"
The family of the late Ken "Red" ARNOTT of Tillsonburg wish to express their sincere gratitude for the kindness and care received from Care Partners, Tillsonburg Medical Clinic, Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre Dialysis Clinics, Nephrology and Palliative Care Departments. The gifts of love and support, cards, memorial donations, flowers, food, phone calls and visits are sincerely appreciated. Throughout Ken's illness we have been surrounded by love of family and Friends. For the words of comfort and hope, we thank Rev. Olwyn COUGHLIN and Rev. Andy BRNDJAR. The Arnott family appreciates the kind attention and services of Ostrander's Funeral Home, Tillsonburg. Margaret, Bill and Michelle, Margie, Harley and Family

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COUGHLIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-18 published
PAPATHANASSIOU, Elias
Surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008, Elias PAPATHANASSIOU of London in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Martha. Loving father of Anatasia PAPATHANASSIOU, Penelope and Daniel COUGHLIN, Chris PAPATHANASSIOU and Vimal SHINDE. Loving Papou of Aidan and Jamy. Dear son of Christodoulous and brother of Andrea, Thanasis, Luca, Theo and George, and beloved cousin of Leondio DIMITRIOU. Elias was the former owner of The Bristol and The Bradley Place Restaurant. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Sunday from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. with prayers between 8:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road West, on Monday, July 21st, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elias may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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COUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-24 published
She never remarried, never forgot her war-hero husband
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S8
Ottawa -- Martha COUGHLIN spent her entire adult life deeply in love with the same man, in both peace and war. Everyone thought Lieutenant-Commander Tony COUGHLIN and his wife were made for each other, but their happy marriage lasted only five years, cut short by his death at sea.
Still, her all-too-short marriage was so important to Mrs. COUGHLIN that she venerated it for six decades. In fact, she never married again, preferring to spend the rest of her life alone, cherishing the memory of her husband and his wartime valour. Lt. Cdr. COUGHLIN, known for his fighting spirit, was decorated for helping to sink a U-boat during the Second World War.
Mrs. COUGHLIN's inspiring story of love and devotion still tugs at the heartstrings 69 years after she married her handsome sailor on September 23, 1939, a bare two weeks after Canada declared war on Germany. They spent their honeymoon in New York but it was a short one, since Lt. Cdr. COUGHLIN was badly needed as the Royal Canadian Navy expanded dramatically into the Allies' third-biggest sea force.
After serving six months on convoy duty in the Atlantic as HMCS Assiniboine's gunnery officer, Lt. Cdr. COUGHLIN was seconded to HMS Resolution.
Meanwhile, Mrs. COUGHLIN worked in Ottawa for Metropolitan Life and hoped for the best. On May 26, 1943, her husband took command of HMCS Chilliwack.
On March 6, 1944, Chilliwack played a key role in the destruction of U-744. For almost 48 hours, the corvette was among several warships that stalked a German submarine in the North Atlantic. In the end, U-744 was forced to the surface with depth charges and then pounded into submission by gunnery. Lt. Cdr. COUGHLIN was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Seven months later, on October 19, 1944, Mrs. COUGHLIN's world fell apart when she lost her husband. The day before, a storm had almost washed Lt. Cdr. COUGHLIN overboard from his fourth ship of the war, HMCS Iroquois. Shipmates hauled him to safety, but his leg was fractured. He developed pneumonia and died at Because overseas travel was severely restricted during the war, Mrs. COUGHLIN was unable to attend her husband's burial at the Royal Navy base in Scapa Flow, Scotland. In tribute to their former captain, the crew of Chilliwack presented the ship's bell to Mrs. COUGHLIN. It hung proudly in her Ottawa home for the rest of her life.
Martha COUGHLIN grew up in Ottawa to a life of privilege. The grandniece of lumber baron J.R. BOOTH, she enjoyed a comfortable and carefree childhood during the 1920s.
When her mother died in 1931, her aunts took her under their wing and "continued to school Martha in the ways of a proper young lady as they had been raised in the 1880s. Martha went through life with very firm ideas about how men and women should behave. While she felt men were ideally suited for opening doors for women and fixing things throughout the house, she did not believe that women should be restricted in any way from pursuing whatever they chose to do," said her nephew, Roger DENT.
Mrs. COUGHLIN met her future husband in 1931, at the start of the Depression. Times were hard so the couple decided to settle for a long engagement until things improved.
During the six decades that followed the war, Mrs. COUGHLIN kept the memory of her dashing sailor in a special place in her heart. That didn't mean she stopped living - far from it. She built an active social life, attending parties, luncheons, and played bridge with her Friends, but she just wasn't interested in meeting another man, said her sister-in-law, Theresa DENT. " She did sometimes have an escort for a ball, but she was clear that she'd never remarry. She never removed her wedding band."
An optimist who loved life, Mrs. COUGHLIN graduated from Carleton College (now Carleton University) in 1954. She also spent a year in Paris, studying at the Sorbonne. In 1965, after retiring from Metropolitan Life, she taught typing and shorthand in Ottawa high schools until 1979, insisting on the same high standards she had learned 40 years earlier.
"Manners, posture and politeness were demanded of all students. Those daring enough to chew gum in class were forced to place it on their noses," said Mr. DENT.
An avid world traveller, Mrs. COUGHLIN first visited her husband's grave at Scapa Flow in 1951. She returned nine times, the last in 2000. Making more than 50 trips outside North America, she also went to New York and Halifax to revisit the familiar sights she'd shared so briefly with him.
Mrs. COUGHLIN liked rereading the hundreds of letters her husband wrote during their courtship and the war. On March 16, she suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. A family member fetched some photos of her husband so she could look at them one more time. It gave her great comfort.
Martha Hazel Dent COUGHLIN was born March 4, 1914, in Ottawa. She died May 2, 2008, in Ottawa of natural causes. She was 94. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

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COUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-07-25 published
LATHAM, Marjorie Isabel (née LILLICO)
Mrs. Marjorie Isabel LATHAM née LILLICO, age 81, died peacefully on Wednesday July 23, 2008 at the Stratford General Hospital. Born and educated in Ottawa, daughter of the late Collin LILLICO and Eunice WHITE/WHYTE. Marjorie has been a lifelong member of the United Church, a Canadian Girls In Training leader, a Women's Institute member and a member of the Perth Regiment Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Loving wife for 60 years of Ronald LATHAM and cherished mother of Neil LATHAM and Paula (Luigi) CIVIERO. Beloved grandmother of Tanya HIND (Christopher,) Matthew CIVIERO (Kate) and Daniel CIVIERO, and great-grandmother of Liam HIND. She is also survived by her sister Norma COUGHLIN (Bert) and many nieces and nephews. Marjorie is predeceased by her brothers and sisters-in-law Alvin LILLICO (Joan) and Ken LILLICO (Edelene.) Visitation will be held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, on Sunday July 27 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, the Stratford General Hospital or a charity of one's choice.

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COUILLARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-27 published
COOK, John Stuart Northey
Born in London, England in 1925, died peacefully at home on Tuesday March 25, 2008. Beloved husband of Nancy Elizabeth (née COUILLARD.) Dear father of Judy WOOD, David and the late Bruce (1980.) Dear father-in-law of Lawrence ONISTO, Margaret COOK, Edith HEYCK and the late Ted WOOD (1990.) Loving grandfather of Kathleen, Bruce and Matthew WOOD and Rachel, Robin and Erica COOK. He will be sadly missed by his devoted sister Peggy (Margaret) COOK of Sussex, England. John was a loving uncle, brother-in-law and cousin to an extended family both here and in England. John was a peaceful, gentle and artistic man who enjoyed his family, a good pipe, walking his dogs, reading and building models. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 29 2008 at 1 p.m. at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1513 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario. A reception in the church hall will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 16586 Woodbine Ave, R.R.#3, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4W1, or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Tranquility Burial and Cremation Services Inc. Mississauga, (905) 855-7565

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COULL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-23 published
COULL, Jarvis
Peacefully at Cambridge Hospital on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at the age of 83. Husband of Helen, loving Dad of Cheryl and Tony HARNACK, Ken and Karen COULL and step-dad of Alecks EIN. Proud grandpa of Shelley and Mark COTGRAVE and Shannon HARNACK and great-grandpa of Brooklyn COTGRAVE. Arrangements entrusted to Coutts and son Funeral Home, Cambridge. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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COULSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-04 published
COULSON, Marion Janet (née MILROY)
In loving memory of Marion Janet COULSON (née MILROY,) 97 years, who passed away on Friday, February 1, 2008 at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Sudbury, surrounded by loving family. Marion leaves a rich legacy of faith, love, and caring for her family. Beloved wife of George Elgin COULSON, (predeceased 1982.) Loving mother of Ron (Donna) and Jim (Linda) of Burlington, Janet MARTINDALE (Bob) of Sudbury, Tooti BLAKE (Glenn LEWIS) of Little Current, Pat HAWES (Greg GIVENS) of Chatsworth, and Sherwood (Kendria) of Timmins. Cherished Grandma to Jody (Liz), Andy (Kathy), Cheryl (Kathy,) Jenny MARTINDALE (Jim LITTLE,) David MARTINDALE (Erika,) Kate BLAKE (Ben HOWE), Sara ALLAIR (Kevin), Brent BLAKE (Martina), Amy HAWES (Al PETERSON), Kyle HAWES (Tara), Julie LANDRY (Bobby), Taylor, Laura, and Alex. Adored G.G. to Kyle and Michael ALLAIR, Thomas and James COULSON, Sam and Quinn HOWE, Liam, Mason, and Jonah HAWES, Ewan and Isaac PETERSON, Finley and Riley LITTLE, and Aidan and Amelia BLAKE. Dear daughter of William and Mary MILROY (predeceased.) Dear sister to Edward (Lydia,) Jean Ellis (Hugh,) and Harvey, all predeceased. Sister-in-law to Mary ANDERSON (Jack) (predeceased.) Survived by sister-in-law Marjorie MILROY. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Marion was born in Galt (Cambridge) on October 23, 1910. She married George in 1939 and they settled on the Coulson family farm in Lowville, Ontario. In 1969 Marion and George sold the farm and moved north to Fox Lake Lodge, northwest of Sudbury, where they thrived on a wilderness lifestyle for many years. Subsequently, Marion resided in Durham, Burlington, Ayr, and Chatsworth. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton 905-878-4452 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at Lowville United Church 5800 Guelph Line (at Britannia Rd.) on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Church cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to “Sleeping Children Around the World”, Marion's favourite charity, founded by her dear cousin Murray DRYDEN. Letters of condolence may be left for the family at www.mckersie-kocher.ca

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COULSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-28 published
LINKLATER, Harold Fraser
Of Owen Sound, peacefully at his residence with his loving wife at his side on Sunday, April 27th 2008. Harold Fraser LINKLATER in his 91st year. Loving husband of the former Helen COULSON. Cherished father of Doug LINKLATER, of Point Clarke, and Elizabeth LINKLATER and her husband, James TROTTIER, of Milan. Harold is survived by his two grandchildren Jessie FRASER and Dene LINKLATER and his brothers. Harold will be sadly missed by Helen's children, William FINDLAY (Gazelle,) Donald COULSON (Teresa,) Margaret NICKLE (Gerald,) and Helen WRAY (Bert;) her 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family service at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Harold a tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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COULSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-02 published
LINKLATER, Harold Fraser
Of Owen Sound, peacefully at his residence with his loving wife at his side on Sunday, April 27th 2008. Harold Fraser LINKLATER in his 91st year. Loving husband of the former Helen COULSON. Cherished father of Doug LINKLATER, of Red Bay and Elizabeth (Liza) LINKLATER and her husband, James TROTTIER, of Manila, the Philippines. Harold is also survived by his two grandchildren Jesse and Dane LINKLATER of Barrie; and his 3 brothers Ken LINKLATER (Reita) of Kincardine, Bryce LINKLATER (Alma) of Jarvis and Gordon LINKLATER (Joan) of Toronto. Harold will be sadly missed by Helen's children, William FINDLAY (Gazelle,) Donald FINDLAY (Teresa,) Margaret NICKLE (Gerald,) and Helen WRAY (Bert;) her 8 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. There will be a graveside service to celebrate Harold's life at the Kincardine Cemetery on Monday, May 5th, 2008 at 2 o'clock followed by a reception at Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine (345 Durham St..) Rev. Ruth MacLEAN officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Harold a tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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COULSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-07 published
LINKLATER, Harold Fraser
Harold Fraser LINKLATER was born on October 1, 1917 in Teeswater, Ontario to Harvey and Gladys (née Mason FRASER) LINKLATER. He was the oldest of three brothers. Until his death all four of them were still living - I'm sure that is a record for four brothers who had survived World War 2. Harold died at 90 and all his brothers are in their 80s. His great-grandparents arrived in Canada from the Orkneys in Scotland in 1852 and some of his great-uncles had come to Canada with the Hudson's Bay Company. The family moved to Kincardine in August 1929 when his father Harvey bought the furniture store and funeral home from W.H.A. MORRISON. He worked helping his father from age 12, but really started that career in 1935 when he finished Grade 12. In 1937-38 he took courses at the Banting Institute and General Hospital in Toronto. At 19 he got his license as an undertaker but couldn't use it until he was 21. He married Nora Elizabeth DIMOND on November 20, 1940. In May 1940 he had joined the Canadian army. He went into Officer training in Brockville and between 1940 to 1943 he was stationed in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. In World War 2 he went overseas in June 1944 before the invasion of France and stayed there until the fall of 1946. He was in the 19th Self-Propelled Regiment. He was a Captain by the time the war ended. His daughter Elizabeth Ann was born in 1949 and son John Douglas in 1951. He was a Rover Scout and became a cub and scout leader. He was on the Kincardine Public School Board for 10 years, belonged to the Rotary Club, the Kinsmen, the Masonic Lodge and was president of the Chamber of Commerce for two years and received an award. In 1970 he was chairman of the Old Boy's and Girls Reunion Committee and won the award of Citizen of the Year. He cherished the silver tray that he was given to him with that inscription. The award was reported in the London Free Press. Ballots were received from as far away as Michigan and from across the province. It was the largest number of ballots at that time and 70 percent voted for him. His pride and joy was the cottage he built on Crab Cove near Red Bay. He bought the lakefront property in 1952 for $350 and in 1953 he and his neighbour Ed HAGEDORN put up the frame. He worked both at the Linklater Funeral Home and the Linklater Furniture Store. From 1966 to 1974 he owned and operated the funeral business by himself. In 1974 at age 57 he sold the Funeral business although he helped the new owner in the summers for 4-5 years afterwards. In 1974 he and Nora bought a place in Lakeland, Florida and started going there in the winters in 1975. Nora died on his birthday, October 1, 1988 after a 48-year marriage. He married Helen Emma HAYES (née COULSON) of Saint Thomas and Lakeland, Florida on July 22 1989. He and Helen lived at the cottage until September 2000 and in Owen Sound since then. They wintered in Lakeland until 1995 when Harold got cancer of the jaw. He survived that as he did a heart attack, strokes, blindness, and several operations. He was tenacious and had a tremendous will to live through all of these ailments until April 2008 when he accepted he was failing. Perhaps being a funeral director had given him this will to live because he had to live with death around him for so many years. Harold is survived by his beloved wife Helen, his daughter Elizabeth (Liza) and her husband James TROTTIER of Manila, Philippines, his son Douglas (Doug) of Red Bay, his grandchildren Jesse and Dane of Barrie, his brothers Ken (and Reita) of Kincardine, Bryce (and Alma) of Jarvis and Gordon (and Joan) of Toronto, and his former daughter-in-law, Dianne LINKLATER of Kincardine; his step-family Helen (and Bert) WRAY of Durham and their children Marla (and Lee) ZWOLMAN of Milton, Kevin and David WRAY; and to Marg NICHOL (and Gerald) of Brampton, Donald FINDLAY (and Teresa) of Campbell River, British Columbia and William FINDLAY (and Gazelle) of Winnipeg; as well as everyone's children and many grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks and affection are extended to dearest Helen, Helen and Bert WRAY of Durham, Fern and Ken FYNN, Linda CRANDALL and Ab LIPSETT and Mary VAN TRIGT, all of Owen Sound for their loving care and assistance over the last years. A memorial service took place on Monday May 5 at the Kincardine cemetery and was followed by a reception at Knox Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were made by Harold's friend Tom WHITCROFT of the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel in Sauble Beach. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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COULSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-06 published
LLOYD, Robert Frederick
Passed away suddenly on Monday January 28, 2008. Robert in his 70th year, loving son of Letty and the late Amos LLOYD. Cherished husband of Karen FEHR. Dearest farther of Warren LLOYD and Sherry SAMPSON/SAMSON and her husband Jerry. Step-father of Scott and Mark MILLS and their families. Proud Grandpa to Calla, Kassie, and Rylee. Brother of the late Frank and his surviving wife Sylvia, Marie and her husband Mike SHAUGHNESSY, Fred and his wife Peeny, Marilyn COULSON, Gail and her husband Gary LAVENDER, Joy and her husband Bernie VOGT, Gwen and her husband Al JONES and Peter and his wife Carol CRONEY. Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie, Wednesday January 30, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral services were held from the Chapel on Thursday January 31, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Sick Children Hospital or charity of your choice in Bob's memory. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com
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COULTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-17 published
PARTLO, Debra
Surrounded by her loving family after a brave battle with her illness, Debra PARTLO passed away peacefully, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, February 16, 2008, in her 55th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Max PARTLO (2003,) and mother Dorothy LAMB (1982.) Wonderful mother and mentor to her children Shannon SCHNEKENBURGER and Roy of Aylmer, Derek PARTLO and his wife Jody of Tillsonburg and Courtney MORSE and her husband Andrew of Straffordville. Proud "Nana" of Maxx and Hilton SCHNEKENBURGER and Landon, Logan and McKenna PARTLO. Loving daughter of Sam LAMB and his friend MaryAnne VANGEERTRUYDE of Tillsonburg. Dear sister of Terry LAMB and his wife Pat; Dan LAMB; Kelly SPRINGER and her husband Dale all of Tillsonburg. Sister-in-law of Art PARTLO and his wife Marion, Barb GULL and the late David, Sharon COULTER and her husband Bob, David PARTLO and his partner Sharon DEPAUW. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother-in-law Helen PARTLO (2002.) Deb will be forever remembered as a devoted mother who taught strong and independent values to her family. She was an original member of the Sockette baseball team, where she enjoyed some of the best years of her life. Deb will be deeply missed by all of her Friends. Family and Friends will be received at Ostrander's Funeral Home, Tillsonburg, (519) 842-5221, on Sunday, February 17, 2008 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Monday, February 18, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service for Debra will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, Tillsonburg on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Glenn BAKER and Rev. Tom HISCOCK officiating. Interment in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Saint Paul's United Church Memorial Fund or the Tillsonburg Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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COULTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-15 published
SPENCER, Walter Henry and Grace Alberta
In loving memory of our mother and father Grace Alberta SPENCER born March 31, 1906, London, Ontario, returned home March 13, 2003. Decendants, Elder FINCH, UEL, Solomon AUSTIN, UEL. Walter Henry SPENCER born February 9, 1904, London, Ontario, returned home January 22, 1970. Decendants: Father: Henry Charles SPENCER from Ireland, England and Canada. Uncle: Walter SPENCER from England, Cape Town in South Africa. Missed by daughters, M. Yvonne (Bonnie) McLEOD (George deceased 1988), Donna E. COULTER (W. Keith deceased 2001) Missed by your 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and your loving family. In God and Jesus we trust

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COULTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
CAREY, Isabel (McDONALD)
Peacefully at Forest Heights Long Term Care, Kitchener on Thursday, June 5, 2008, Isabel (McDONALD) CAREY, of Kitchener formerly of Embro, in her 90th year. Wife of the late Kenneth CAREY (1996.) Dear mother of Linda WATSON (Larry) of Ingersoll, Pat CAREY (Peter AGAR) of Iona Station, Nancy COOK (Perry WATERS) of Waterloo and Janet COULTER (Ron) of Waterloo. Dear grandmother of Jamie (Deanna), Scott (Debbie), CAREY (Ben), Michelle, Matthew (April), Jesse (Andrea), Ryan and Lindsay and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one brother Gordon McDONALD and one sister Bessie DIX. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll (519-425-1600) Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to service, which will be held on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Angus SUTHERLAND of Doon Presbyterian Church, Kitchener officiating. Interment North Embro Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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COULTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
RAY, Beaulah Grace (née COULTER)
Peacefully at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, June 21, 2008. Beaulah Grace RAY of Aylmer in her 88th year. Beloved wife of 68 years to Lorne RAY. Dear mother of Beatrice WHITE/WHYTE of Aylmer. Loving grandmother of John P. WHITE/WHYTE and wife Martina, Jay WHITE/WHYTE and wife Shannon, Julie HAY and husband Stu and great-grandmother of John F. WHITE/WHYTE, Connor and Brandon HAY, Lachlan and Ian WHITE/WHYTE. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Bruce and Bernard COULTER. Born in Chatham Township on October 20, 1920, daughter of the late Edmund and Beatrice (HOOPER) COULTER. Beaulah was a Past Mistress Juvenile Orange Benevolent Ass. #285, Cristel Lodge #18, KYC Port Stanley and Hackett Lodge Band #805. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Frank MANTZ, officiating. Donations to the Access Care, Saint Thomas would be appreciated. kebbelfuneralhome.com

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

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COULTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
CORCORAN, John Lawson, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 27, 2008 in his 84th year at Sunnybrook Hospital, K Wing. Survived by his siblings Celia, Jane (Kenneth COULTER,) Elgiva "Gi" (George FORSYTH) of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, nephews John E. COULTER, Robert CORCORAN and niece Jane L. TURGEON. John served in the Royal Canadian Airforce in Bournemouth, England as an engine mechannic. John helped to keep the planes in the sky. Visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd. (416) 423-1000 on Monday, June 30, 2008 from 12: 30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Chito and all the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital, K Wing.

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COULTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-19 published
LINDNER, Helen Dorothy (formerly SMITH, KERNOHAN, née HENDERSON)
Passed away peacefully at Roberta Place, Barrie, on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008, in her 93rd year. Widow of the late John (Jack) LINDNER (2005), Stewart KERNOHAN (1966) and Doctor Raymond SMITH (1960.) Dear mother of Ian SMITH (Helen) of Guelph, Beverley COULTER (Thomas HOLT) of Barrie and Graham SMITH (Mary Jane BURROWS) of Nepean. Step-mother of Margo LINDNER, William KERNOHAN and the late Dodie PHILLIPS (2003.) Will be sadly missed by her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. At Dorothy's request, a private family service has been held followed by cremation. In her memory, a donation to the Child Development Institute Foundation (formerly the Earlscourt Child and Family Centre), 197 Euclid Ave., Toronto, M6J 2J8 would be greatly appreciated.

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