COUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
COUSE, A. Keith, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., Diploma in Criminology

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COUSINE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-08 published
JANTZEN- WALDO, Janice (née JANTZEN)
Of Keady, passed away at Grey-Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, January 7, 2008. She was 49. Born in Walkerton, daughter of the late George and Jessie (née MARSHALL) JANTZEN. Survived by loving husband Graham “Bruce” WALDO, sisters Eleanor WATSON of Guelph, Gladys (Walter) LEMATRIE of Neustadt, Evelyn (Bob) PEARCE of Paisley, Mary LEMATRIE of Elmira, Gail ROBERTSON of Owen Sound and Colleen (Lloyd) DEZUEEW of London, brothers Frank (Kathy) JANTZEN of Kitchener, Reg (Dawn) JANTZEN of Walkerton and Ernie (Sherry) JANTZEN of Owen Sound. Also survived by sisters-in-law Vera JANTZEN of Cargill, Kathy COUSINE and Linda BEERWORT both of Red Deer, Alberta, brother-in-law Paul McTAGGART of Keady, Greg (Joy) WALDO of Keswick, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by sister Marilyn McTAGGART, brother George JANTZEN, brothers-in-law Bob LEMATRIE and Doug ROBERTSON. Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday. January 09, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Richard LIESEMER officiating. Spring Interment in Union Cemetery, Ayton.

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COUSINEAU o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-21 published
LAWSON, Norman
Died Saturday, April 19, 2008 in Toronto of respiratory failure. The fourth of five children born April 24, 1913 to John and Mary Jane LAWSON. A beloved husband and father, farmer, a small business owner, a loyal Heinz employee and a snowbird for 19 years with his beloved late wife, Faith. Norman leaves behind him to mourn his children Russell LAWSON and Ruth LAWSON (Paul,) his grandchildren James LAWSON (Jolene) and Jacquie COUSINEAU (Dave,) his great-grand_son Kaiden, his sister Jean McFADDEN, his sister-in-law Marjory SOMERS and his nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Mary-Ann LAWSON, brothers Perry LAWSON (Doreen), Russell LAWSON (Jean,) Olga DOLAN (Clive) and his brother-in-law Elgin McFADDEN. Norman lived life to the fullest, working hard in his younger and middle years, golfing, gardening and travelling in his later years. Though he was a quiet man, he played a prominent role in his church and in his family. His final 3 years were spent in a nursing home in Toronto where his patience and good humour never failed him. He enjoyed excursions through the park, identifying the trees, playing crokinole, visiting with his family and amusing the nurses with stories of the past and his beloved farm near Markdale. Friends may call at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Thursday April 24th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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COUSINEAU o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-03 published
DOY, Joy (née COUSINEAU)
Passed away peacefully on June 1, 2008 at Hannah Walker Place, Owen Sound, after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by her children, Debralee BIDGOOD and her son Michael Robert MacALEESE; Victoria MacALEESE and her children Christopher HILL, Cara HILL- McMILLAN and her husband Chris and their children Samantha and Austin; Angela PATTESON and her husband Cliff and their children Ryan, Amanda and Rochelle; and Bob ENNS. Also survived by her sister Fay McKENZIE and her husband William. Joy was a long time member and volunteer with the Owen Sound Little Theatre and the Georgian Bay Folk Society, which gave her great joy in her life. Joy's family and Friends will remember her artistic, crafty and writing talents. A celebration of life will be planned later in the summer. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Diabetes Association. Donations, condolences and memories may be forwarded to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services, 519-371-8507.

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COUSINEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-27 published
BOISSONNEAULT, Teresa (McCRYSTAL)
At Victoria Hospital, London, on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008, Teresa (McCRYSTAL) BOISSONNEAULT of London in her 81st year. Predeceased by her husband Tony. Dear mother of Douglas COUSINEAU and Debra FREEMAN (Kevin.) Predeceased by her daughter Elaine GRAY/GREY and son Dan COUSINEAU. Dear sister of Sr. Carmel McCRYSTAL and predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Also loved by her 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London, on Thursday, February 28th at 3 p.m. Visitation 1 hour before the service. Donations appreciated to the charity of your choice.

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COUSINEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-04 published
SZYDLOWSKI, Dolores " Toune" (née DUFOUR)
Peacefully, on Friday, May 2 2008, Dolores "Toune" SZYDLOWSKI (née DUFOUR,) loving wife of Stan, mother of Kaz and Stanley passed away at Victoria Hospital. Daughter of Aurore COUSINEAU (deceased) and Eucharist DUFOUR (deceased,) Beloved sister of Diane (Denis) LASANTE of Calgary, Claudette (Rene) POMERLEAU of London, Linda DUFOUR of Calgary, Claude DUFOUR of London, Suzanne DUFOUR of Calgary and Carole (Brent) STARK of Dartmouth. Lovingly remembered by her in-laws and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. A retired worker of Parkwood Hospital and an avid show jumper, Dolores will be sadly missed by her close network of co-workers and fellow competitors. Thank you to all doctors and staff at the London Regional Cancer Centre who cared for Dolores during her courageous battle. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 5th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at St Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre or SARI Therapeutic Riding. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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COUSINEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-07 published
GUY, Marjorie " Mickie" (née JELLEY)
Of London passed away peacefully at her Mount Hope Residence on Thursday July 3, 2008. Mickie was born in Weybridge, England in 1924 and came to Canada in 1946 as a bride with her dashing Canadian serviceman Harold John. She was predeceased by him and her parents Fred and Hilda JELLEY and her dear sister Audrey BAREFOOT. Mickie lived a full and generous life. She brought laughter, music and joy to every occasion. She was a wonderfully loving mother to Vaughn and Derek, a very warm and generous friend to her daughters-in-law, Mary Ann and Debbie. She indulged her four grandchildren Pamela (Toby JONES,) Andrew (Karin DAHM,) Devon and Darien with love, stories, gifts, songs and dance steps. She is also survived by her dear sister Vera Harrison and many nieces and nephews. The family recognizes the wonderful care and support provided by Doctor BRUBACHER, Pauline COUSINEAU and the 2nd Floor Staff of Saint Mary's. The thoughtful daily attention provided by Ann STEMP is remembered fondly. Mickie's family will receive her relatives and Friends at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday July 10th, 2008. A celebration of Mickie's life will follow in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held afterwards in the Forest Lawn Chapel. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation are suggested. Online condolences are welcome at www.memorialfuneral.ca

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COUSINEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
COUSINEAU, Irene May (née ANDRU)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, in her 79th year, on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Irene, predeceased by her loving husband Douglas and loving mother of Bryan and his wife Dianne, and Darlene LUNNEY and her husband Doug BENSON. Dear Grandma of Allyson COUSINEAU, Melissa and her husband Andrew VARDON, Gillian COUSINEAU and Erin LUNNEY. Best big sister of Kay (Ron HARRIGAN,) Thelma (late Ray TWINNEY), Carol (Roy GREEN) and Marlene (Robin TEELING). Predeceased by her brothers Norman, John and Robert ANDRU and by her sister Lorraine. Sadly missed by sisters-in-law Hazel COUSINEAU, Lil ARMSTRONG and Sharon ANDRU. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Tuesday, March 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. Interment at Newmarket Cemetery. Donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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COUSINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-22 published
WOODS, Elton Elmore
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Meaford on Thursday, February 21, 2008. Elton WOODS of Woodford in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Doris (née MCINNES/MCINNIS.) Dear father of Larry and his wife Dianne of Bolton, Marilyn CARPENTER (Jim COLLINS) of Annan, Donna and her husband Lloyd LANG of Owen Sound, Wayne and his wife Ruth and Brad all of Woodford and Lisa and her husband John COUSINS of Alliston. Sadly missed by nine grandchildren Chrissy, Stephen, Kevin, Cheryl, David, Iain, Mark, Jacob, Robert and three great-grandchildren Ryan, Courtney and Austin. Also survived by his sister Merle and her husband John COOPER of Meaford. Predeceased by his parents Elmore and Grace WOODS and a son Douglas. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. only. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday morning at 11 o'clock with Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Spring interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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COUSINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-23 published
HELWIG, Rodney Orlando
At Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, February 21, 2008. Rodney Orlando HELWIG of Neustadt in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Audrey HELWIG and father of Franklin HELWIG and his wife Dona of Brantford, Yvonne HELWIG of Newboro, Jennifer YENSSEN and her husband Harvey of Carrick Township and Christine KAPTEYN and her husband John of South Carolina. Remembered by his grandchildren Tammy, Charles, Jason, Icrus, Rebecca, Angela, Vincent and Jessica, and by his great-grandchildren Brian, Caprice, Olivia, Lucas, Ryan and Tristan. Brother of Doctor Lynn HELWIG and his wife Joan of Toronto and Larry HELWIG and his wife Gwen of Oregon and brother-in-law of Ruth HELWIG, Susan SMITH, Laureyne HELWIG, Gloria VAN SLYKE, Rev. David and Elaine METZGER, Lewis METZGER and Emily and George COUSINS. Predeceased by his brothers Harry HELWIG and his wife Marie, Homer HELWIG and his wife Mildred, Howard HELWIG, Paul HELWIG and Glen HELWIG, and by his parents Lynn and Lucinda (SCHNEIDER) HELWIG. Rodney was involved in his community having served as Reeve of Neustadt for 14 years. He was an active member of the Neustadt Baptist Church, the Neustadt Lions Club, the Neustadt-Normanby-Carrick Agricultural Society, and the Saugeen Valley Chorus. Friends may call at the Garrett Funeral Chapel, Neustadt on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the Neustadt Baptist Church on Monday, February 25 at 1: 30 p.m. Following cremation, interment in the Neustadt Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations to Grey Bruce Alzheimer Society or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

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COUSINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
VINCENT, Barbara (née COUSINS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, February 18th, 2008 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late John Andrew "Jack" VINCENT (April 9, 1989) and loved mother of Geremy VINCENT of Toronto and Ann WILSON of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Yvonne MEDCRAFT of Saint Thomas and Gary CROWTHER of Port Stanley. Dear grandmother of Sharon and Scott WILSON and great-grandmother of Jordan Andrew WILSON. Special aunt to Owen and his wife Marilyn MEDCRAFT. Also survived by a number of other nieces and nephews. Barbara was born in Denfield on October 2nd, 1930 the daughter of the late Beryl and Harry COUSINS. She retired after 35 years as a short-hand court reporter. Barbara was a member of Trinity Anglican Church from 1940. She was a former Board member, Lay Administrator and a member of the Edith Fellows Group of 5. She was also a volunteer at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital a number of years. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday morning and then to Trinity Anglican Church where funeral service will be conducted at 10: 00 a.m. Spring interment in the Old English Churchyard Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Trinity Anglican Church or V.O.N.

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COUSINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-27 published
FARQUHAR, Marjorie (née COUSINS)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, London on Saturday, April 26, 2008 Marjorie FARQUHAR (née COUSINS) formerly of R.R.#2, Belmont in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Harold (1991). Loving mother of Gord (wife Donna) of R.R.#2, Belmont. Much loved grandmother of Barb SEARS (husband Rob) of London and Jamie FARQUHAR (wife Julie) of R.R.#2, Belmont; great-grandmother of Richard (Samantha), Alisha, Ryan, Alley and Faith; great-great-grandmother of Lillian and Devyn. Predeceased by her beloved twin-sister Marguerite HAYCOCK and brothers Henry, Billie and Gordon (Cousins). Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Monday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Program gratefully acknowledged.

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COUSINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-13 published
CRAIG, Robert " Bob"
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, May 9, 2008 after a short but valiant battle with cancer, Mr. Robert "Bob" CRAIG in his 82nd year. Retired Regimental Sergeant Major CD of 1st and 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment after 34 years of dedicated service. Beloved husband of Daisy CRAIG for nearly 56 years. Devoted Dad of Carol Lynne. Cherished and very proud Grampa of Sarah and Lisa COUSINS. Dear big brother of Alice, Tommy (Maureen,) Nancy, Marge (Doug), Sam (Lucy) and Pat and brother-in-law of Jack (Dot), Roy, Edgar (Lois) and Shirley. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Elizabeth CRAIG and recently predeceased by his nephew Wayne CRAIG. At Bob's request, cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral. Pro Patria! Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum (Endowment Fund), Wolseley Barracks, 701 Oxford Street East, London, Ontario, N5Y 4T7, 519-660-5173 and the London Regional Cancer Centre (Volunteer Driver Program), 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6. Condolences can be made at www.londoncremation.com

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COUSINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
COUSINS, Randy
In loving memory of Randy COUSINS. The stories go on as they always did, The topics are all the same, But we miss your voice bellowing out, "He'd give a stick a bad name". Loved and always remembered by the Tech Dept. at Beal.

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COUSINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
COUSINS, Randy John
Of our Son, Brother, and Uncle Randy John COUSINS May 22, 2007 Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same, We have to hide our heartaches, When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you, Silent the tears that fall, but Living our lives without you. Is the hardest part of all. Lovingly remembered by Mom and Dad, Murray and Paula, Cathy and Murray, Nancy and Dave, Janette and Ken, and families.

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COUSINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
LOCKWOOD, Bea (COUSINS)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 Mrs. Bea (COUSINS) LOCKWOOD of London in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Jack LOCKWOOD. Loving mother of Dick LOCKWOOD and his wife Joan of London. Also loved by her grandchildren Dan, Geoff and Katie and her many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Wednesday, June 25th at 12: 30 p.m. with Reverend Doctor Frank MEADOWS officiating. Interment in Oakland Cemetery, Delaware. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com The family would like to express their appreciation to Cathy and Ross CHAPIN and the staff of Inspirit Residences, together with Doctors and Nurses at London Health Sciences Centre on floor C6-100 for their care and kindness. A reception will follow at the Highland Country Club, 279 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario.

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COUSINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-07 published
BANCROFT, Roy
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, July 5, 2008, Roy BANCROFT, of Ingersoll, in his 87th year. Husband of the late Ella (HERMAN) BANCROFT (1994.) Dear father of Elsie and her husband John LOUNSBURY of Ingersoll, Donald and his wife Ruth of Dorchester, Linda NANCEKIVELL of Ingersoll, Charles and his wife Martha of Springford and Barbara and her husband Donald LINDSAY of Bayfield. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Doris COUSINS of Woodstock, Lillian and her husband Jim HACKERT of Salford, Joe BANCROFT and his wife Betty of Ingersoll, Betty and her husband Ken FISHER of Ingersoll and Frieda WESTON of Ingersoll. Predeceased by one brother Ewart BANCROFT and two sisters Edna BASKETT and Bernice CLARK. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Tuesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. John LAMBSHEAD officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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COUSINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
JOHNSTON, R. Nelson
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Sunday, July 20th, 2008. R. Nelson JOHNSTON of R.R.#1 Wardsville in his 83rd year. Nelson was the Reeve of Aldborough township and Warden of Elgin county in 1973. He was involved in local politics for many years and farmed for most of his life. Lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 60 years Willa (MYERS.) Dear father of Robert (Linda) of Saint Thomas, Joanne COUSINS (Jim) of Calgary, Alb., David (Janet) and John (Joann) all of Clachan. Loving grandfather of Cassandra, Chris, Corey, Jamie, Max, Mike, Andy, Amanda (Kevin), Sara, Charlie and Bill. Predeceased by his brothers Harold (Shirley JOHNSTON of Wardsville) and Donald (Alma JOHNSTON of Glencoe.) Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel, 212 Furnival Rd. on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions to the West Elgin Daffodil Society or the Clachan Hall would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com.

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COUSINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-26 published
COUSINS, Marion (née BROWN)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2008 in her 83 year. Survived by her loving husband and best friend Bill of 57 years son Randy and his wife Anne CONDIE; daughter Anne and her husband Wayne GOODCHILD; grandchildren Russell, Monica, Justine and Kerry. Dear sister of Grant BROWN. Predeceased by her parents Don and Olga BROWN and sister Gavina ALLAN. Marion was a proud graduate of the nursing program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Saint_Joseph's Health Centre for their care and compassion. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga (1535 South Gateway at Dixie Rd, 905-602-1580) on Thursday, February 28, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 6: 30-8:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated. For an on-line condolence please visit www.etouch.ca

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COUTCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-26 published
JOHNSON, Sherry Lorraine (née COUTCH)
With her family at her side, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, March 24, 2008. Sherry JOHNSON (née COUTCH) of Owen Sound in her 35th year. Beloved fiancée of Warren PHILLIPS. Dear mother of Ashleigh WEISS of Southampton, Benjamin JOHNSON, Brandon JOHNSON and Madison JOHNSON all of Kingston. Daughter of Thelma COUTCH and Cecil MURPHY and his wife Leotta. Sister of Sandra COUTCH and Rod GRANDMOND of Kitchener, James COUTCH and his wife Tanya, Terry Lynn COUTCH and Terry GRANT, Brian MURPHY, Darryl MURPHY and Colin MURPHY all of Owen Sound. Former wife of Thor JOHNSON. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Barry COUTCH and a sister Margaret COUTCH. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation, Flesherton Crematorium. Memorial donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated.

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COUTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-28 published
PHILLIPS, Francis " Frank" John
Peacefully passed away surrounded by his family at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Tuesday February 26, 2008, at the age of 80 years. Loving Husband and best friend of Liz. Beloved father of Michael and his wife Carrie. Frank will be fondly remembered by his cousins Michael MORRISON and Audrey COUTH, and his many family and Friends. A celebration of Franks life will be conducted at the Glen Oaks Reception Centre 3164 Ninth Line (Dundas/403) 905-257-8822 on Saturday March 1 at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow at the family home. Special Thanks to the Staff at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital or the Oakville Humane Society. On line condolences are available at www.glenoaks.ca

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-16 published
PLOEGMAKERS, Antonius " Tony"
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, February 15, 2008, Antonius "Tony" PLOEGMAKERS passed, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Hendrika (VAN VONDEREN) for over 51 years. Loving father of Paulina of London and Michael of Toronto. Dear brother of Elizabeth JOOSTEN of London. Also survived by sister Anna and brother Harry of the Netherlands. Predeceased by his parents Hendrikus and Woutrina PLOEGMAKERS, his brother Klaas, Piet, Jas, Frans and John, as well as sisters Jaan and Drika. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews and fondly remembered by his many Friends. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St, Strathroy, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 1: 30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO as celebrant. Cremation to follow and interment at a later date. In memory of Tony, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. a tree will be planted as a living memorial to Tony.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-21 published
DASILVA, Julia Maria
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Julia Maria DASILVA of Strathroy in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Tony DASILVA. Dear mother or Maria FARIA and her husband Jose and grandmother of Alda and Joe and Tony and Liz. Also survived by her great-grandchildren Greg and Natalie, Stacey and Ermal, Rachelle, Justin and Zachary and great-great-grandchildren Isaiah and Braylon. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday, February 21st from 7: 00 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m. Parish prayers will be said at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Friday, February 22nd at 11: 00 a.m. Father Lucio COUTO celebrant. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Julia.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
AZEVEDO, Maria Lourdes
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, February 21, 2008. Maria Lourdes AZEVEDO of Strathroy in her 69th year. Beloved wife of the late Antonio De Freitas AZEVEDO (1985.) Dear mother of Goretti and sister Ilda CARVALHO, Maria Zelia ARMAS, Teresa FERREIRA and Angelo BRUM. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters and brothers Maria BRUM, Antonio BRUM, Angelo BRUM, Virginio BRUM and Jose BRUM. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, February 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Saturday, February 23 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Lucio COUTO officiating. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Friday evening at 8 p.m. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation or Mississippi Society would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Maria.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
PETO, Daniel Mark " Danny"
Peacefully at University Hospital on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Mr. Daniel Mark (Danny) PETO of Adelaide Township in his 51st year. Loving husband of Kathy PETO (DE BRUYN) proud and loving father of Matt PETO and Holly PETO. son of the late Bertram and Jean PETO. Brother of Cindy and Ken WEIR, Tim PETO, Rob and Debbie PETO, twin brother David PETO and Heather, Tracy SCOTT and Dan. Loved son-in-law of Adrian and Joan DE BRUYN. Brother-in-law of John and Robin DE BRUYN, Harry DE BRUYN, Jim and Lisa DE BRUYN, Nancy DE BRUYN and Jim, and Sherry PETO. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, March 2, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy with Fr. Lucio COUTO officiating. Burial to follow in All Saints Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. Donations to the ALS Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Dan's Family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Daniel.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-14 published
SANTOS, Hermiterio Neves dos
Peacefully surrounded by his family, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on March 12, 2008, Hermiterio Neves dos Santos passed away after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Isabel. Dear son of Carminda and the late Ailipio dos Santos CAMPOS. Proud and loving father of Gina and her husband Maury, Carmen and her husband Steve and Lidia and her husband Chris. Adored Avo of Isabella and Katrina. Dear brother of Idilio, Trajano and Arminda. He is survived by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in Portugal and Canada. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins and Friends. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Friday from 5-9 p.m. where the Parish prayers will be held at 8: 30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO as celebrant. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS Society of Ontario or the Strathroy Hospital. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Hermiterio.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
BROWN, Patricia M. (née HEALY)
On Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Healy family farm, surrounded by her family and Friends. Patricia M. BROWN (HEALY) passed away in her 70th year. Beloved wife and best friend of L. Gerald BROWN. Lovingly remembered by her children; Christopher (Corinna), David (Sharon), Catherine (Grant) and Paul. Cherished grandma of Alex, Kaylee, Ashley, Nicole and Melissa. Dear sister-in-law of Don and Yvonne BROWN. Loved sister of Peter HEALY, Teresa COUPLAND, Don and Wendy HEALY, John and Anita HEALY, Judy and Tom VERMUE, Mary and Lynn JONES, Bob and Mary Lou HEALY, Monica HEALY, Susanne and Ron HODGINS and Ed and Jan HEALY. Predeceased by her parents Cecilia and Edward HEALY, brothers Mike and Tim, nephews Mark and Mike and brother-in-law John COUPLAND. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy, on Tuesday April 1, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 124 Front St. E., Strathroy on Wednesday, April 2 at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO officiating. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Parish Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 4: 30 p.m. and Catholic Women's League Prayers will be held at 6: 30 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Patricia.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
GONCALVES, Isabel (GRILO)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, March 30, 2008. Isabel (GRILO) GONCALVES of Strathroy in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Antonio GONCALVES (1993.) Dearest mother and mother-in-law of Tony and Harriet GONCALVES, Joe and Lucia GONCALVES and Maria and Joe GARCIA. Loved grandmother of Michael (Donna,) Steven (Sara) and Nicole (Michael) GONCALVES, Donny (Shannon,) Jim (Erica) and Laura (John) GONCALVES and David (Julie,) Nelson and Melissa GARCIA. Special great-grandmother of Tyler and Jesse GONCALVES, Sam Goncalves HORTON and Rozlynn VANLIESHOUT- GONCALVES. Predeceased by her dear grand_son Kevin GONCALVES (2007) as well as seven siblings in Portugal. Resting at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8: 30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Lucio COUTO officiating. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Isabel.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
COUTO, Maria
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Thursday, April 3, 2008. Maria COUTO of Strathroy passed in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Joe COUTO (2003.) Loving mother of Nellie (Mike) FERNANDES. Dear grandmother of Brandon and Brianna. She will be sadly missed by her sister and brother, nieces and nephews and dear Friends. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, April 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO officiating. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Maria.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
PEREIRA, Maria Jesus (TRAVASSOS)
At Strathmere Lodge on Monday, April 7, 2008, Maria Jesus PEREIRA (TRAVASSOS) of Strathroy in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Jose PEREIRA (1996;) loving mother of Laurencia and Manuel CARREIRO, Henry and Gabriela PEREIRA and Joe and Mary-Jo PEREIRA, all of Strathroy. Sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held in the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday from 5: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Lucio COUTO as celebrant. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery. Parish Prayers will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 8: 00 p.m. Donations to the Lung Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Maria's Family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Maria.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
PETO, Daniel
The family of the late Daniel PETO would like to thank our family, Friends and neighbours for the outpouring of support we have received since his passing. Thank you to all who attended the visitation and funeral, the numerous donations made in his memory, the floral tributes, the cards sent, visits and phone calls and the food brought to our home. Thank you to my co-workers and customers for your support and compassion and to Holly and Matt's Friends, teachers, coaches and co-workers for your understanding and patience. Thanks to Doctor MARSHALL and his great staff in Strathroy and also to Doctor STRONG and his team of professionals at University Hospital. Thank you to the pallbearers: you boys are the best. Thanks to the staff of Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Fr. Lucio COUTO for his beautiful service and to the Catholic Women's League ladies for the luncheon. We are lucky to have such good people in our lives. Thank you all - we will never forget your kindness. Sincerely, Kathy, Matt and Holly Peto

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-03 published
RODAK, Frances
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday June 2, 2008 Frances RODAK of Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Frank RODAK (1995.) Dear mother of Christine HAMLIN and Wayne MAIER of Appin, Regina CETCUTI of Chatham and Edward and Carol RODAK of Denfield. Also survived by her grandchildren Lauralee DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Robert HAMLIN, Anna Lisa TERPSTRA, Angela LUNN, Christina FAVALARO, and Jason and Jeffery RODAK and many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Jean FAVALARO (2008) and a granddaughter Theresa Ann MILLS (1990.) Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Tuesday June 3rd from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Wednesday June 4th at 11: 00 a.m. Father Lucio COUTO Celebrant. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Frances.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
ORRANGE, Mary Ann " Polly"
Peacefully on June 5, 2008, at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia, Mary Ann (Polly) ORRANGE, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late George Edward ORRANGE (1976.) Loving and cherished mother of Chuck and Cheryl, Rosemarie and Gerry LALIBERTE, Michael and Doreen, George and Myrna, Julie and Paul BARRINGTON and Linda and Allan MacDONALD. A wonderful and caring grandmother to 21 grandchildren and the apples of her eyes of 30 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her loving sister-in-law Kay ORRANGE, daughter-in-law Sandra ADLAM, nephew and niece Jack and Bernie ORRANGE. She will be missed by her best friend Elsie HAWKINS. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO as celebrant. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery. In memory of Polly, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of Choice. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Polly.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
SOARES, Maria Francelina
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, June 22, 2008, Maria Francelina SOARES passed in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Domingos. Loving mother of Albert (Emeria), Maria KOLSTEIN (John,) Josie BAPTISTA (Silvio.) Cherished grandmother of Chris SOARES, Jeffrey Baptista, Monica Kolstein-Karpat, Angela SOARES and Kevin BAPTISTA and great-grandmother of Lauryn and Lily-Eleanor. Dear sister of Margarida SERPA. Friends will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8: 30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO as celebrant. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery. In memory of Francelina, donations may be made to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Maria Francelina SOARES.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-04 published
DESA, Jonathan Joseph " Jon"
Suddenly on Wednesday, July 2, 2008. Jonathan Joseph (Jon) DESA of Strathroy in his 18th year. Cherished son of John and Lisa DESA. Dear brother of Monique and Mackenzie. Loved grand_son of Joseph and Louisa ATAIDE and Delfim and Sameira DESA and great-grand_son of Isabel SILVEIRA. Nephew of David and Annabella MacEDO. Mike and Paula PONTE, Anna and Joe FERREIRA and Hilda DESA and cousin of Jeffery and Megan FERREIRA, Nicholas and Spencer MacEDO and Noah and Lucas PONTE. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, July 4 from 5-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Saturday, July 5 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Lucio COUTO officiating and Fr. Luiz CARLOS, Fr. Nelson CABRAL and Fr. Jim MOCKLER assisting. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jonathan.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-04 published
COUTO, Mary Ellen (December 30, 1965-July 4, 2001)
A silent thought, a secret tear, Keep your memory ever dear, God took you home, it was His will, But in our hearts, you live still. Love, Mom, Dad, sisters and families.

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COUTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-04 published
MEDEIROS, Daniel John Vieira
Suddenly on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, Daniel John Vieira MEDEIROS of Strathroy in his 18th year. Cherished son of John and Darlene (VIEIRA) MEDEIROS of Strathroy. Dear brother of Amanda. Loved grand_son of Frank and Maria VIEIRA and the late Antonio and Maria MEDEIROS. Nephew of Lucy and Murray MARTINS, Paul and Nancy MEDEIROS and Dave and Mary Ann VIEIRA and cousin of Nancy, Victor, Suzette, Stefanie, Monica, Nina, Brian, Jessica, Kristin and Amy. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, July 4 from 5-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Saturday, July 5 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Lucio COUTO officiating. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Daniel.

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COUTTS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-13 published
LOUGHEED, Edith Cavell
A lovely Remembrance to Celebrate the Life of Edith Cavell LOUGHEED (December 1, 1916-January 30, 2008) was held on February 2, 2008 in the city of Mississauga.
The service for Edith was held at Lorne Park Baptist Church with many Friends and family present. Edith was born to Jacob and Mary (COUTTS) LOUGHEED on the 4th Line of Osprey Township: Edith was the last living descendant of the 12 children in the family. Brothers and sisters included Margaret, Christopher, Ernest, George, Janet, Eva, Wildon, Edna, John, Mary and Jacob Alvin (J.A.). Edith attended school in Maxwell and had dreamed of being a teacher and writer, but as the 30's depression came, priorities changed.
Edith and her sister Mary, moved to Brampton taking a position as domestic house keepers where they remained with the same family for 30 years. At this point, Edith and Mary opened a catering business offering the finest of foods for parties and banquets.
After Edith's love of cooking came her next love; writing. She began writing short stories and published many of them as well as a cookbook. She also worked in a Bramalea flower shop learning the fine art of floral arrangements for three years.
Edith then retired to enjoy life to the fullest, travelling east and west to visit Friends and relatives. Neither sister married so came to live together all their adult life travelling and working together until Mary's passing ten years ago.
Edith moved to the Erin Mills Lodge, Mississauga in 2005 to enjoy what she quoted as her "oasis of kindness and beauty". Her new Friends at the lodge encouraged her creativity even further when she wrote and published her last writings at the age of 90.
We feel honoured to have known and loved this fine lady who was our Great Aunt. Her wit and humour will remain with us for many years. May God Bless.
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COUTTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
SMITH, Grace Elizabeth (née SOMERVILLE)
On Sunday April 6, 2008, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall in her 97th year. Grace SMITH formerly of Seaforth and McKillop Twp., Beloved wife of the late Gilbert SMITH (1990.) Dear mother of Eileen and Gord ROSS of Exeter, and Lorraine and William STEPHENSON of Etobicoke. Loved grandmother to 6 grand and 10 great-grandchildren, survived by one sister Anna McNICHOL of Seaforth. Predeceased by two sisters Dorothy DRISCOLL (Ross) and Helen KIRKBY (Lou) and two brothers Archie (Cora) and Walter SOMERVILLE (Margaret,) brother-in-law Ralph McNICHOL and brother and sisters-in-law Adin and Leila FORBES, Andrew and Luella COUTTS, Adrian and Irene HOGG, and Clifford SMITH, and her parents William and Dora (SCOTT) SOMERVILLE. Friends will be received at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth, on Tuesday April 8th 2008 froom 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home on Wednesday April 9, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the, Cavan United Church, Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or the Charity of your Choice. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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COUTTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
BROWN, Robert " Bob" and Stewart COUTTS
Robert "Bob" (June 23, 2000)
Stewart COUTTS (June 23, 2001)
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us everyday, Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts, you are always there. Forever in our hearts; Ruth Ann, Wendy, John, Bradley, Kenneth, Jessica, Chase and Taylor.

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COUTTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-29 published
In building a national literary culture, he saw that 'writers need an audience'
Technically a radio producer, he spent half a century nurturing Canadian talent
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S8
When Alice LAIDLAW was a student at the University of Western Ontario, she heard that somebody named Robert WEAVER was buying short stories and broadcasting them on the radio. After he bought a story from a friend of hers, she wrote him a letter in 1951, enclosing "The Strangers" and "The Widower." He suggested some changes to the first story and offered to buy it.
"That was probably the greatest moment of my life," she said in a telephone interview yesterday. Not only did she have a piece accepted, but she "was going to be paid." And so began Mr. WEAVER's long relationship with the writer we now know as Alice MUNRO.
But it wasn't just praise that she and so many other yearning writers, including Mordecai Richler and Norman Levine, appreciated from Mr. WEAVER, a radio producer, anthologist and magazine editor.
"He was always wonderful to work with because he didn't pull any punches. Even after I was selling stories fairly regularly, his criticisms were very valuable," Ms. MUNRO said. "His approach was always encouraging, businesslike - I think it was very Canadian. It wasn't overly enthusiastic, but it accepted the fact that this was important work to you and to him and we were bound to do our best with it." This was very comforting to Ms. MUNRO in the days when she had "nobody else" beyond her first husband to encourage her.
"He was the guy," Margaret Atwood said yesterday of Mr. WEAVER, one of Canadian literature's most formidable talent spotters from the 1950s through the end of the last century. She recalled reading one of his first anthologies of short fiction when she was still in high school. "It was crucial for me because it told me that there were [Canadian] writers." He broadcast some of Ms. Atwood's early stories on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio in the 1960s, and the two later worked together with editor William Toye on two editions of The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (1986 and 1995). He was a "doll" to work with, she said.
"He always concealed the extent to which he was well read and literary," Ms. Atwood said, describing Mr. WEAVER as self-effacing and apparently untutored. "That was his front. Underneath he was very smart and he had a very, very good ear," she said. "He took a chance on unpublished writers and he understood that writers need an audience - and he was providing that audience," through radio programs such as Anthology and the short stories that he collected and published in more than a dozen anthologies, including five volumes of Canadian Short Stories published by Oxford University Press.
Although technically a radio producer, Mr. WEAVER's real métier was broader and deeper. Essentially, he was a literary editor who was obsessed with discovering new talent and nurturing it by providing outlets and markets. Almost unconsciously, he was also building an audience and a literary culture as he traversed the country, meeting with writers and the staff at local Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stations, serving as both a talent scout and a bridge-builder between Toronto and the regions.
He would hold impromptu salons in hotel rooms, where he puffed on his pipe, chatted with writers and swallowed an inordinate amount of hard liquor, while conversation swirled around him. He never seemed drunk - "not ever," according to Ms. Atwood - but he must have had a hollow leg, according to people who knew him in those days. While he could be a stern critic, he also bought less than stellar work from good writers who were broke and in need of a commission.
Robert Leigh WEAVER was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 21, 1921. His father, Walter WEAVER, was a doctor and a widower with one daughter when he married Jessie GEARY, the daughter of a local historian who had written books about the War of 1812. Bob was their first child, followed two years later by Grace, so he grew up sandwiched between two sisters in a small town that had a patina of sophistication from its powerful tourist attraction.
Although he loved sports and remained a hockey and football fan all of his life, he was not much of an athlete, according to his biographer Elaine Kalman Naves in Robert Weaver: Godfather of Canadian Literature. Reading was an early pleasure, but one that he realized also had a seriousness of purpose - especially in a family in which reading "was part of the process of being human." The public library, which he frequented from the time he was in grade school, alternately sated and aroused his appetite for books.
His father died in 1931, when Bob was 10, just as the Depression was beginning to wreak its economic havoc. Two years later, an impoverished Mrs. WEAVER moved with her children to Toronto, where they settled in a rooming house owned by four of her late husband's sisters near the University of Toronto. Bob went to high school at Lawrence Park Collegiate, but he was a desultory student who was much more interested in reading and learning on his own than being taught by "unmarried, frumpish, middle-aged women." He graduated from high school in 1938 and got a job at the Dominion Bank on the corner of Avenue Road and Davenport, delivering bank drafts and picking up deposits from local businessmen.
In 1942, he tried to enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, but failed an examination and switched to the army. He was stationed near Kingston, but was never sent overseas. The army did what it did for so many veterans: It gave him the opportunity to attend university, through the financial support of its veterans' aid program.
He entered University College at the University of Toronto in 1944, when he was 23 and mature enough to realize how lucky he was to be alive and involved in an expansive scholarly and social environment inhabited by the likes of Northrop Frye and Morley Callaghan. He joined the staff of The Varsity, edited the University College magazine in his second year, made Friends with three nascent literary talents - Henry Kreisel, James Reaney and Colleen Thibodeau - and became a force in The Modern Letters Club, a group that was agitating to bring the study of literature into the modern world. He was writing fiction, poetry and prose himself, but even then, with the help of some blunt comments from Mr. Reaney, he realized that his real talent lay in editing.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. as a program organizer in the Talks and Public Affairs Department in November, 1948. He was given a 15-minute program niche on Friday evenings called Canadian Short Stories and a magazine-style show of arts reviews called Critically Speaking. These were the outlets that he used to create both a home and an audience for new writers as well as established ones, such as Malcolm Lowry and Sinclair Ross. And he raised the rates from $35 to $50 for any stories he broadcast.
A year later he began editing (with Helen James, his radio producer) an anthology of stories that they had broadcast on Canadian Short Stories and thereby provided his writers with a crossover audience from radio to print. That first anthology included stories by Mr. Ross, Hugh Garner and Ethel Wilson. By 1954, Mr. WEAVER had persuaded his bosses to let him produce Anthology, a 30-minute literary magazine. It first aired on October 19, 1954, with a lineup that included The Secret of the Kugel, a short story by an expatriate Montreal writer in London: Mr. Richler.
Anthology broadcast literary fiction by scads of writers who are now famous, including Austin Clarke, Leonard Cohen, Timothy Findley, Margaret Laurence, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Michael Ondaatje, Alistair MacLeod, Brian Moore, Al Purdy and Jane Rule. By 1968, the program had been extended to a 60-minute format and moved from Tuesday to Saturday evenings. According to Ms. Kalman Naves, Anthology regularly drew an audience of more than 50,000 listeners, "a figure that probably exceeded the combined readership of all the little magazines in the country at the time."
By 1974, Mr. WEAVER was head of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Arts. Four years later, Howard Engel became the producer of Anthology and Mr. WEAVER moved up the hierarchy again to become executive producer, literary projects. A decade later, he published The Anthology anthology to commemorate the program's 30th anniversary. It finally went off the air when budget cuts squeezed Mr. WEAVER into early retirement in 1985, although he continued to have an office at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation until 2002, when he was 81.
In 1956, he approached Ivon Owen, the managing editor of Oxford University Press and an acquaintance from university days, about starting a literary quarterly. Mr. Owen brought Mr. Toye, another editor from Oxford, to the initial lunch. The three men were soon joined by Kildare Dobbs, then an editor at Macmillan, poet Anne Wilkinson and Millar MacLure, an English professor at the U of T, with all of the editors working for free, although contributors were paid. Nominally a collective, Mr. WEAVER's strong editorial hand was evident until Tamarack folded in 1982.
Mr. WEAVER and his first wife, Mary McKELLAR (now COUTTS,) divorced in the mid-1960s and he married Audrey MacKELLAR in December, 1968. She became the mother of his two children, David and Janice. In 1979, he suffered a couple of strokes, which slowed him down, but didn't deter him from developing another literary bastion: the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Literary Competition. As he explained to his biographer: "I think I was always coming up with new things to do because I was afraid that some of the things we were doing would come to an end and then… how do you feed writers and keep going?"
There were 3,000 submissions the first year, an outpouring that has continued over the decades. The Canada Council became a partner in 1997 and began providing the prize money for what is now called the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Literary Awards/Prix Littéraires Radio-Canada. Winning entries are published in English and French in enRoute magazine and broadcast on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio.
Robert Leigh WEAVER was born January 21, 1921, in Niagara Falls, Ontario He died January 26, 2008, in the Toronto East General Hospital from complications from pneumonia. He was 87. Mr. WEAVER is survived by his second wife, Audrey, children David and Janice, and younger sister Grace. A private family service is planned.

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COUTTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-19 published
BUJOLD, Gertrude (née ROY)
Memère died peacefully in her own bed in Sudbury on April 14, 2008 in her 99th year. Daughter of Louis and Malvina and beloved wife of the late Alexandre. Loving mother of Gilles of Garson, Guy of Ottawa and Jean-Yves of Coniston. Adoring grandmother of Christine, Sylvie, Tanya, Pierre-Alain and Jean- François and great-grandmother of Christiane, Eric and Noah. Fond mother-in-law of Eva BUJOLD and Jane COUTTS. Trained as a school teacher, Gertrude was a leader in Coniston and its parish of Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci for more than 60 years, founding secretary of the caisse populaire and caregiver to generations of children. Her funeral was held in Coniston on April 17. Donations in Gertrude's memory may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

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COUTTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-05 published
COUTTS, Lloy
Lloy COUTTS, who died June 23rd, surrounded by family and Friends, after a long battle with a degenerative illness. Born in Alberta in April of 1941, she was a teacher, coach and director. Accepted to the premier class (1963) of the National Theater School, Lloy went on to finish her studies at New York University. She was a founding member of the Playhouse Acting School, established by late Powys Thomas at the Vancouver Playhouse. Lloy worked at the Stratford Festival from 1970-81 as the voice coach and later returned to assistant direct Julius Caesar (1990) and Much Ado (1991). In later years, she studied dramaturgy and directed plays at the University of Waterloo, York University, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Orangeville, and Citadel Theatre among others. Highlights include her production of 'The Double Bass' starring Eric Peterson and 'Saliva Milkshake' starring Nicky Guadagni. Lloy was considered one of the premier voice coaches in Canada for many decades, but will be most remembered by her Friends for her incredible travels around the world, her ability to teach, and for her terrific dinner parties. Lloy is survived by her son Julian COUTTS and 3 siblings. There will be a memorial for her beginning of August. Please contact the family for details. lpcoutts@yahoo.com

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COUTURE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-28 published
COUTURE, Joseph Rudolph “Rudy&rdquo
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Saturday evening January 26, 2008. In his 93rd year, Rudy COUTURE, loving husband and friend of Jessie COUTURE (née GARVIE) for over seventy years. Loving father of Leora and her husband Keith WILSON and Rudy Jr. and his wife Jean. Dear father-in-law of Sharon (Mrs. Bob COUTURE.) Dear grandfather of sixteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Bob, his daughter Marilyn, by his three brothers Jimmy, Charlie and Wilfred and by his six sisters Clara THORNLEY, Irene KELLY, Viola HAWKE and Doris BRIGHAM, Bertha MORTON and Olive COUTURE and by his parents Charlie COUTURE and Eliza Jane (née MOLE.) Rudy enjoyed playing his fiddle. Friends may call at the Breckenridge- Ashcroft Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Spring interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Hepworth #586 would be appreciated by the family.

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COUTURE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
WILEY, James Joseph, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
Suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at the age of 78. Loving husband of Therese (née WINTERMEYER.) Beloved father of James, Martha, Francis (Julie,) John (Francine COUTURE,) Caroline (Stéphane CARON) and the late Maureen. Cherished grandpa to Julie and Patrick WILEY; Etienne and Marie-Frédérique CARON; and Grace and Sophie WILEY. Brother of Mary Ann "Nan" Gregg, Cathy Salm, and the late Frank "Bud" WILEY. son of the late Winnifred and Frank WILEY of Kitchener, Ontario. His was a life fully lived. He was always quick with an anecdote to fit any occasion and traveled to most social gatherings with a harmonica in his back pocket. His many talents included teaching, writing, story-telling and carving. Jim was a graduate of Saint Michael's College (U of T), 1950. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine (U of O) in 1955. For many years he practiced Orthopaedic Surgery at the Ottawa General Hospital and at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. He held the positions of Treasurer, Secretary and President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. He was most active in medical research and continuing education. He was dedicated to his teaching roles within the University of Ottawa as Professor of Surgery (Orthopaedics), past Assistant Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and Co-ordinator of Medical Faculty Alumni. He will be sadly missed by his many worldwide Orthopaedic colleagues. A mass in celebration of Jim's life will be held at Saint Peter's Parish Roman Catholic Church, 1640 Heatherington Road, Ottawa on Saturday, March 8th at 11: 00. Respecting his wishes, there will be no visitation. Please join us for a reception of celebration at the Ottawa Hunt Club following the mass. In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed to either the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation or the Innovative Community Support Services, 4723 Birchgrove Rd., Cumberland, Ontario, K4B 1R3. Condolences to www.mem.com.

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COUTURE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-29 published
SIMMONDS, Barbara Jean (née SMITH)
Passed away at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, on Saturday April 26, 2008 in her 56th year. She leaves behind her husband Doug, step-children Leigh (Christian COUTURE) of Embrun, Cameron and David, both of Ottawa. Proud step-grandmother ('Bob') to Lily COUTURE. She will be dearly missed by her wonderful mother Ruth SMITH and predeceased by her dear father and best friend, Arthur SMITH. She is survived by her sisters Deborah (Don MULLANEY) and Alexandra (Jim MOORE,) of Florida. Loving aunt to Sean and Meagan MULLANEY. Special thanks to her cousin and dear friend Adrian for all his care and understanding. Friends may visit Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue on Thursday, May 1st from 7-9 p.m. and Friday May 2nd from 10-11 a.m. Funeral Service in the Beechwood National Memorial Centre on Friday, May 2nd at 11 a.m., followed by interment and reception in Beechwood Cemetery. Barbara wishes donations to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind in honor of her loyal and dear Friends, Sage and Samantha.

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COUVILLON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
STEEVES, Simone
86 years, Suddenly at Hotel Dieu Hospital on July 2, 2008. Beloved wife of the Late Walter STEEVES (1994.) Loving companion of the Late Frank HERBERT (2007.) Loving Mother of Kirt STEEVES (Lois,) Launa GROULX (Ken) and Jody STEEVES, Dearest " Gagoo" of Heidi STEEVES, Eric STEEVES, Adam GROULX (Lyn), Carrie COUVILLON (Nathan), Justin GROULX (Jill), Amber COUVILLON (Billy) and Krystal COUVILLON (Chris.) Dear Great-Gagoo of Ava and Noah GROULX, Joshua THORNTON and Adrian MUSSON. Dear sister of Florence GAMBACORT, Yvonne COURTNAGE, Jane PENNER (Walter) and Linda PORTILLIA (Frank.) Dear sister-in-law to Estelle STEEVES. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Henry JOANNETTE and by her sister Mary ILLES. Special thank you to Pauline and Al BRKOVICH for all their love and support during the last twelve years. At Mrs. STEEVES request there will be no funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at Emmanuel United Church (1728 Lincoln Road) on Saturday July, 5, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Linda BLAIR officiating. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel United Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home and Cremation Centre.

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