CROSKERY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-23 published
HALES, Mary (GRAHAM)
Born March 10, 1911 at Brittannia Bay (Ottawa), Ontario. Passed away June 22, 2008 at the Guelph General Hospital surrounded by the love of her family. Much loved and loving wife of the late Alfred Dryden HALES (1998.) Adored and loving mother of Beverly STAGER and her husband David of Toronto; David and his wife Hildegard of Waterloo; Donald and his wife Becky of Pekin, Illinois and the late Alfred (1993). Mother-in-law of Isabel HALES of Crystal Falls. Proud and always loving grandmother of Andrea STAGER, Martha VESEY, Jeffrey HALES, Nicola ROBERTS, Heather CACANINDIN, Robert HALES, Deborah MIOTTO, Kim CARON and Kathy-Lee HALES. Great-grandmother of 13 great-grandchildren who gave her much delight. Sister of the late Clifford GRAHAM, Lillian CROSKERY and Frank GRAHAM. Mary was a graduate of Macdonald Institute 1932; a devoted partner and contributor to her husband's political career and an enthusiastic volunteer with the Guelph General Hospital for 60 years. Mary was loved and respected by all. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). A private family service will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel on Thursday, June 26, 2008. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, 115 Delhi Street, Guelph, N1E 4J4 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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CROSLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
CROSLAND, Daisy (née GUY)
On Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Wyndham Manor in Oakville, our dear Mother passed away peacefully in her 92nd year. Daisy was born in Little Current, Manitoulin Island on May 29, 1916. Pre-deceased by her dear late husband Frank CROSLAND, and her mother, Florence McDOUGALL. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Pat and son-in-law Ken SMITH, and her son Lawrence and his companion Jane OAKES. She leaves four grandchildren: Jim and his wife Jackie, Graham and his wife Mary Ellen, Kenneth, Richard and his wife Wynsome. She also leaves two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Christina. Sadly missed by her sister-in-law Audrey LEE (CROSLAND.) Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Rd. West, Oakville, (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600) from 12 Noon on Monday, April 7, 2008 with a Service Celebrating the Life of Daisy in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Private Family Interment Saint_Jude's Cemetery.
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CROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-18 published
CRUICKSHANK, Jean Louise
After a brave fight with cancer and surrounded by her loving family, Jean passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Monday June 16, 2008 in her 71st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Kerry (Cubby), parents Jack and Madeline and brother Norman (Moon) VANOS. Loving mother of David, Bill and his wife Judi. Cherished Grandma of Nicki, Ashley, Tristen, and Jessica. Jean will be dearly missed by siblings Ann VANOS, Molly BARFOOT, Pat and her husband Larry LAPIERRE, Ken VANOS and Captain Jack VANOS and wife Almeda, all of Owen Sound, sister Betty ALVAREZ and her husband Frank of U.S.A., Gloria CROSS of Toronto, Lynda LANGLEY and Doris PEARSON of Hamilton and many in laws, nephews, nieces, cousins and dear Friends. Visitation will be held at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday June 19 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at First United Church on Friday morning June 20 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-06 published
CROSS, Russell " John"
Of London, Ontario passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital in his 84th year. Dearly loved husband of Audrey and beloved father of Elizabeth CROSS- NICHOL (Graham), Jennifer CROSS- PRELAZZI (Lino), Nancy CONNELL (Gregor) and Ronald (Christine.) Loved grandfather of Mackenzie, Russell, Harrison, Mitchell, Elizabeth, Emily, Kathleen, Nathaniel, Alexandra and Mallory. John will also be missed by cousins and nieces. Predeceased by siblings Lola, Kenneth, and Mary Lily. John was born in Niagara-on-the-Lake February 25, 1925, the son of the late Leonora and William CROSS. John served overseas during World War 2 from 1942-1945 with the Essex Scottish Regiment. He was a member of the Victory Branch #317 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He retired as a Canadian National Railway Locomotive Engineer in 1986. Friends may call at the Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street, E., at Wavell on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Celebration of John's Life will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Philip NEWMAN officiating. Interment Beechwood Military Cemetery, Ottawa on Monday, March 10, 2008. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel under the auspices of Victory Br. #317 on Friday evening at 7: 00 p.m. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth 519-652-2020 in care of arrangements.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
CROSS, Madeleine (née SMITH)
A resident of Clachan, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Friday, March 28, 2008 in her 80th year. Daughter of the late Merritt and Grace (CRAIG) SMITH. Beloved wife of the late Leo R. CROSS (1989.) Cherished mother of Ron and Cathy CROSS, Norma and Duncan McPHAIL, Audrey and Gary JAMIESON, Catherine and Randy SMITH, Calvin CROSS (1995,) daughter-in-law Renee and Joe KLEINJAN. Loving grandma to 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lois ASHTON (Lawrence 2006,) and Evelyn CROSS (William 1981.) Also remembered by her aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by a son-in-law Dick JOHNSTON (2002.) Friends may call at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, March 31, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Annalee KERR of the Bothwell United Church officiating. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Bothwell United Church or Four Counties Health Services Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
Family of slain little girl grateful for support
By Canadian Press, Sat., April 5, 2008
Cornwall -- Family members coping with the apparent murder of a five-year-old girl said yesterday they are overwhelmed by the support of the local community.
Alissa MARTIN- TRAVERS was found dead in her home early Thursday morning with what police described as obvious signs of trauma.
Officers arrived at the home after receiving a frantic 911 phone call from the girl's mother at about 1: 30 a.m. She reported someone had barged into her home and injured her daughter.
When police arrived, they found the girl's lifeless body.
"She was a beautiful child," said her grandmother Susan CROSS.
"She was outgoing, outspoken and she loved everybody…. She was my girl. I helped raise that child and she was an amazing child."
Hundreds of stuffed animals and flowers lined the block of the girl's home, and CROSS said she was overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy.
"It's so beautiful," she said.
"I never, ever thought the public would do this for us. I'm so amazed. I want to thank everybody here in Cornwall for doing what they did for my granddaughter, and for my son and my daughter-in-law. It's amazing. My heart goes out to everyone here."
The family is planning a traditional aboriginal funeral for the girl.
Shane HALEY, 20, appeared in a Cornwall court yesterday amid heavy security to face a first-degree murder charge. The case was adjourned to Wednesday.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-10 published
HARVEY, Pansy Florence Bridget "June" (née CROSS)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 8, 2008 at the Parkwood Hospital, London. Pansy (June) HARVEY formerly of Port Rowan in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late John HARVEY who predeceased her November 12, 1994. Loving mother of Lorraine and husband George BLOOMFIELD of R.R.#1 Nobel, Valerie and husband Tom DURSTON of R.R.#2 Mt. Elgin and Charlene and husband Kim BROWN of R.R.#3 Port Rowan. She is survived by her step-son Wayne MUTCH and wife Kay of R.R.#1 Woodstock and by her sister Shirley and husband Peter MORGAN of Purley, England. She was predeceased by her son Gary, brother Peter, sisters Betty and Eileen. Pansy served in the Royal Air Force during World War 2 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 379, Port Rowan. A past director of the Oxford Dorland Aires. Relatives and Friends may call at the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front Street, Port Rowan on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at the Port Rowan Mennonite Brethren Church on Friday April 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Pleasantview Cemetery, Curries. A Legion Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. under the Auspices of Port Rowan Legion Branch #374. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkwood Hospital Veterans Wing or Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-24 published
CUTLER, Shirley Anne
Peacefully, with family at her side, at Parkwood Hospital on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, Shirley Anne CUTLER passed away in her 68th year. Much loved sister of Marilyn THOMAS (Carl,) Betty PRESTON (Dick) and Larry CUTLER (Alice.) Will be missed by her niece Wendy D'HOINE (Darryl) and nephews Greg THOMAS (Jenn,) Dustin THOMAS (Vanessa), Dan CROSS (Heather), Tim CROSS (Lucie), Christopher HOME- CUTLER and Adam HOME- CUTLER. Also survived by 2 great-nieces Tarra and Claire, and a great nephew Nathan. Shirley will be sadly missed by special Friends. Predeceased by her parents Ronald and Florence CUTLER of Coldstream. Shirley was a long time golfer, curler and bird watcher. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Coldstream Friends Meeting House, 359 Quaker Lane, Coldstream, on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Wellspring London and Region, 231 Hyman Street, London, Ontario, N6A 1N6. Donations and online condolences at www.londoncremation.com

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CROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-05 published
WEEDMARK, Kathryn " Kaye"
Passed away June 3, 2008 at Four Counties Health Services. Beloved wife of the late Ron WEEDMARK, Mother of Ann Marie GILROY, Eleanor WEEDMARK and Janet WEEDMARK. Grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of Ella. Sister of George WERDEN, Hester HAY, Mary CROSS (Lloyd WERDEN, Anna DZYNGLE pre-deceased.) Dear friend of John MITCHELL. Friends, family and community welcome for visitation Friday, June 6, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and the celebration service of Kaye's life Saturday, June 7 at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Glencoe Ontario. Donations to Trinity United Church Glencoe.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
ROLLING, Anna (née YVASIENKO)
Anna died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Oakville on the 17th day of October, 2007. She was born on May 31, 1916 in Port Arthur, in the Thunder Bay District. She was the second of six children of John YVASIENKO, who was a section foreman on the Sioux Lookout to Thunder Bay C.N. line. She went to Toronto for her education when still very young. There she met and married Donald Walter ROLLING, her loving husband of 30 years, in 1941. Her husband served in the Armed Forces and was discharged in 1946 as a Major and therafter had a career as a Plant Manager at General Electric. Anna spent many years as an Administrative Assistant at Speedy Glass. They both lived in North York until Anna moved to Oakville recently. She was predeacesed by her brother, John, and her sisters, Bella and Sophie; survived by her brother, Joseph, of Abbotsford, British Columbia and her sister, Audrey CROSS, of Richmond, British Columbia Dear mother of Douglas Donald ROLLING (Ana WAXMAN) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Her interment, as she wished, was held in Thunder Bay at the Riverside Cemetery on October 30, 2007.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-09 published
CROSS, Daphne Marilyn (ROLOFF)
Peacefully on February 6, 2008 in Ottawa. Daughter of the late Hon. Eric W. CROSS and A. Jean CROSS of Woodstock, Ontario, sister of Dalton CROSS of Ottawa and mother of Katherine PETZ of Poolesville, Maryland. Aunt of Lynn, Suzanne, Kim and Lisa CROSS and great aunt of David CROSS, Arie, Seija and Tasya MOLEMA. Daphne shared her love of beauty, art and education with her family, colleagues and students of art and architecture. Executive Director of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1975-1985. A gifted administrator and fundraiser, Daphne worked tenaciously to develop the art libraries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Clark Art Institute, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Daphne will be dearly missed. With deep gratitude for the exemplary care of the nursing staff at the Grace Manor. A private family service will be held. In memory of Daphne, donations may be made to the Library of Trinity College, University of Toronto.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-16 published
Ottawa insider was at the centre of the October Crisis of 1970
Schoolteacher who joined the Privy Council Office thrived in the inner sanctums of power. He served five prime ministers, including Pierre Trudeau, whom he considered a friend
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S8
Ottawa -- It was the beginning of the October Crisis, and Jack CROSS was secretive when he called home to say he wouldn't be there for dinner. "I can't tell you why," he told his wife, Doris. "I'll be home when I can."
The date was October 15, 1970, and the federal cabinet was meeting to consider proclaiming the War Measures Act after the terrorist group Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) had kidnapped British trade commissioner James Cross and Quebec labour minister Pierre Laporte.
A few hours later, the government went ahead and Mr. CROSS, the assistant clerk of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada (orders-in-council), played a unique role in a drama that would divide opinion from coast to coast. Some people believed the government had overreacted by suspending basic civil rights, while others applauded prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau for protecting Canadians from an insurrection.
A career civil servant who had worked for six prime ministers from Mackenzie King to Mr. Trudeau, Mr. CROSS watched anxiously from Parliament Hill as the drama unfolded. Wondering whether "this still could be Canada," he waited while Mr. Trudeau consulted his advisers.
"Canadians might've been accustomed to uniforms and arms during wartime, but to have them appear in peacetime gave one an uneasy feeling," Mr. CROSS said decades later.
Finally, at 3 a.m., Mr. CROSS got his orders. Mr. Trudeau may have decided to proclaim the act, but certain legalities had to be observed. Mr. CROSS would drive to Rideau Hall and get it signed by Governor-General Roland MICHENER.
That short trip was not without drama, Mr. CROSS said in 1996. Within minutes, his armed bodyguard noticed that a car seemed to be tailing them. "When it got alongside, it slowed down, which made him very nervous. It stayed with us a little while, then sped away."
A few minutes later, Mr. CROSS arrived at Rideau Hall and was ushered in to see Mr. MICHENER, who was waiting in his dressing gown and pyjamas. As the Queen's representative in Canada, he wasn't going to sign something he was uncertain about, so Mr. CROSS had to some explaining. "He had some hesitation about signing a document that strong," Mr. CROSS said.
Mr. CROSS then had to go to the Queen's Printer to get the act printed. The final legality was to affix the Great Seal of Canada to the original. By that time, it was 6 a.m. Even so, his night was not over.
Back on Parliament Hill, 35 reporters clamoured for details as the sun came up. Mr. CROSS's boss, Gordon ROBERTSON, the clerk of the Privy Council, agreed that he and Mr. CROSS would answer their questions.
After Mr. ROBERTSON spoke, Mr. CROSS took over. Described in that day's edition of the Ottawa Citizen as a "second spokesman," he outlined the act's history. It had been invoked only twice, and that was during each world war.
"It is a blunt instrument. If we had had more emergencies, graduated instruments with dealing with certain kinds of emergencies might have been developed," he told the reporters. "But now it is the whole damn thing or nothing. Once proclaimed, it is up to the government to exercise discretion - the powers used should be commensurate to the conditions."
It had been an unforgettable night, both for Mr. CROSS and for Canada. By the time the impromptu press conference was over, Montreal police were already rounding up the first 500 people. Mr. CROSS went home for breakfast and then returned to work. Tragically, Mr. Laporte was found murdered on October 17, while Mr. CROSS of Britain was released unharmed December 3.
The son of Wesley CROSS and Louisa CROSS, he was the youngest of eight children raised on a farm near Chesterville, Ontario, a village located just west of Cornwall. After high school, he attended Ottawa Teachers College and graduated in 1934. His first assignment was to teach at a one-room schoolhouse near Chesterville. He remained there for several years and left teaching to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force after the outbreak of the Second World War. He served in a secret radar group attached to a night squadron in Yorkshire, England.
After demobilization, he started work with the Privy Council Office on February 1, 1945, the day after he was interviewed. "I had never heard of it. One of their men had left the previous day and they wanted him replaced as quickly as possible. It was just a matter of timing," Mr. CROSS told his cousin Clarence.
Then numbering only 35 people, the Privy Council Office was housed in the East Block of Parliament Hill. During the war, it had issued 12,000 orders-in-council per year, but a radical reorganization was needed and Mr. CROSS played a part in that, editing and publishing orders and regulations.
Mr. CROSS met about everyone in government, including Mackenzie King, who visited "at least once a year. He'd sit by the window, and reminisce about what he had done in his past and about government. It was always a very friendly visit."
Meanwhile, he had met someone else who ended up being very important. Some time in 1953, a friend invited him to go bowling, where he encountered an attractive young woman named Doris. Little did he know that they had been set up by his friend, who had decided to play matchmaker. They began seeing each other and romance bloomed. They married in 1955.
Over the next 31 years, Mr. CROSS built an enviable reputation as a senior civil servant, a behind-the scenes expert in many areas, including the documentation and protocol for the appointment and installation of ministers of the Crown and provincial lieutenants-governor.
Working for such famous privy council clerks as Arnold Heaney, Jack Pickersgill and Mr. ROBERTSON, he knew of developments long before they became public knowledge. He kept those secrets to himself. "He was a very private man who believed strongly in his official oath of secrecy," said his daughter, Catherine TRYON. "He knew what was going on before it happened, he knew about cabinet shuffles, and when an election was to be called."
One day in 1967, Mr. CROSS inadvertently let the cat out of the bag. He prematurely informed Mr. Trudeau that he was promoted to minister of justice. Prime Minister Lester Pearson had arrived later than expected from a trip and hadn't had time to ask Mr. Trudeau to accept the portfolio. "Mr. Trudeau, realizing my embarrassment, quickly assured me he would express surprise [to Mr. Pearson] later that morning."
Ms. TRYON realized her father knew a lot of important people, but "he was just my dad. I admired him for being a kind and loving father, devoted to his church, community, country and family. He didn't care about someone's rank, background or accomplishments. What he respected most was kindness, honesty and generosity."
Working at the highest level of government didn't mean Mr. CROSS, who cherished Canada's system of parliamentary democracy, lost his humanity. In the 1960s, he was able to cut red tape at two federal departments - Veterans' Affairs and National Defence - when they denied a terminally-ill woman the Canadian Memorial Cross 20 years after her adopted son was killed during the war.
At the time, only natural mothers could receive the award. Within three days, Mr. CROSS had the definition of "mother" changed, and the woman received her silver cross.
The last prime minister Mr. CROSS worked for was Mr. Trudeau, whom he met in 1949 when the latter was hired by the Privy Council Office. Their offices were two doors apart on the East Block's third floor and they soon became Friends. In fact, they may have been distantly related. Mr. Trudeau's mother was Grace ELLIOT/ELLIOTT while Mr. CROSS's mother was Louisa ELLIOT/ELLIOTT.
"They worked together, bowled together and according to my father 'even did some girl watching together.' Years later, Pierre would tell my father's staff, 'I used to work for Jack too!' " said Ms. TRYON.
After Mr. CROSS retired from the Privy Council Office in 1976, Mr. Trudeau paid him a singular tribute. "I hold Jack CROSS in high regard. He is a devoted, talented man, a friend who gave me my first job."
For his decades of devoted service, Mr. CROSS was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1985. His citation mentioned his 1973 book, Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation July 1867-April 1973.
After working as a consultant, Mr. CROSS and his wife moved back to Chesterville in 1981. He spent his retirement with various community organizations such as the Shriners and Rotary. He also liked to play bridge and putter around his house.
Jack Lester CROSS was born in Chesterville, Ontario, on May 6, 1911. He died of natural causes in Ottawa on March 25. He was 96. He leaves his wife, Doris, daughter Catherine, sister Dorothea and five grandchildren. His son, Ronald, predeceased him.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-10 published
KYLE, Vernon Douglas
On July 8th, 2008 in Toronto. Beloved husband and best friend of Marjory Maude SMALLMAN. Predeceased by his brother John KYLE and his sister, Annetta FARQUHARSON. Brother-in-law to William Wilson SMALLMAN, Q.C. (the late Doctor Lois Lloyd SMALLMAN) and Mary Joan CROSS (Dr. E.G. CROSS.) Much loved uncle of Craig KYLE, Anne GALLAGHER, Catherine GRANT and William, Robert, Patricia and Thomas CROSS. Funeral Service will be held in the Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway West, on Monday, July 14 at 11 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 15 Gervais Drive, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1Y8 would be appreciated.

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CROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
CROSS, Alice Elizabeth (née JOHNSTON)
Peacefully, after a short illness, at Brampton Civic Hospital, on Saturday, January 26, 2008, Alice CROSS, Caledon, in her 85th year, beloved wife of the late Samuel Alexander CROSS (1976.) Lovingly remembered by her daughter Margaret SUTHERLAND and son-in-law Bobby EDWARDS, her grandchildren Alexandra and Patrick and all who knew her. Dear sister of the late Robert and William JOHNSTON. She lived her life with incredible class, kindness and generosity of spirit, always with a desire to learn and experience more. All those who were fortunate enough to know her have been blessed. She remains in our hearts forever. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Wednesday, January 30 from one o'clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at 2 o'clock, followed by a private family interment at Westminster Cemetery, Toronto. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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CROSSAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-06 published
ALDIS- POLLOCK, Azelle Caroline (formerly POLLOCK, née SHETLER)
At Longworth Long-Term Care, London, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late A. Barclay ALDIS (2007) and the late N. Grant POLLOCK (1974.) Loving mother of Joanne POLLOCK of Sarnia; Jacqueline SCRIMGEOUR (Kim) of Mississauga Joy DARLING (Jim) of Exeter; Randall POLLOCK (Judith) of Saint John, New Brunswick. Dear stepmother of Penny CROSSAN (Ken) of Lobo Twp; Shelley WILLIAMS (John) of Scarborough; John ALDIS of Las Vegas, Nevada. Loving grandmother of Darren SCRIMGEOUR (Deborah), Rachel GRAAT (Jeremy), Sarah DARLING (Tom WOODLAND), Rebecca DARLING (Chris KENNEDY,) Alyssa HOWARD (Roger) and Megan DARLING and her fiance Will REMPEL, Andrew POLLOCK and David POLLOCK. Loving step-grandmother of Jennifer CROSSAN (Jeff THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) Katie CROSSAN (Chris) Marcou, David CROSSAN, Claire WILLIAMS and John WILLIAMS, Melanie ALDIS, Andy ALDIS, and Danny ALDIS (Carly). Dear great-grandmother of 10. Predeceased by sisters Bernice HINCKE (2007,) Kathryn NICOLSON (1998.) Dear sister of Arthur SHETLER (Dorothy) of Scarborough. Azelle was born in Semans, Saskatchewan in 1923, daughter of Abraham P. and Irene BULL) SHETLER. In 1939, she moved with her family to Buffalo, New York, where she graduated from Fosdick-Masten Park High School and the Felt and Tarrant Comptometer School. In 1946, she married Grant POLLOCK and moved to Parkhill, Ontario where she lived until 1979 when she married Barc ALDIS and moved to London, Ontario. Friends will be received by the family at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill. Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, March 7th at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Reverend Karen HINCKE, niece of Azelle will officiate. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the North Middlesex Community Medical Centre, the Canadian Mental Health Association or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mrs. ALDIS (POLLOCK.)

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CROSSIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
THOMAS, Richard Burton
(February 19, 1943-April 2, 2008)
Predeceased by his beloved wife of 34 years, Sharon. Loved and loving father of Chris, Meagan and Hilary THOMAS; father-in-law of Angel RICCIO, Ian MOULDEY and Bert CROSSIN; Papa Richard of Shea THOMAS; brother of Barbara and Bastiaan VAN GENT, and Alyson THOMAS; brother-in-law of Jackie and Jack NODWELL, Ruth and David McINTOSH, and Bill and Karen JAMES- ABRA; and companion of Lydia LI. Richard will be greatly missed by his family, Friends and colleagues. We are all so lucky to have had him in our lives. Richard began his successful law career with Robarts Betts McLennan and Flynn in London, Ontario, followed by eleven years with the Federal Department of Justice, Tax Litigation group, in Toronto. Since 1981, he has been a tax partner at McMillan Binch Mendelsohn. Richard was gregarious, generous, witty, loyal and fair. He was resolutely uncomplaining in the face of almost everything except bad weather that kept him off the golf course. Friends are invited to the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street), on Monday, April 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Remembrance Service will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto (north of St. Clair Avenue West, east of Spadina Road). In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, an organization that Richard and Sharon supported.
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CROSSLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-14 published
CROSSLAND, Paula Ann (née ASTILL)
In her 65th year, Paula passed away peacefully at her home with her family and dear friend at her side on Monday, February 11, 2008. Predeceased by father Alfred and mother Mignonne ASTILL (née McSHERRY.) Paula is the beloved wife of Frank, loving mother and proud grandmother of families: Steven and Teresa, his children Jon, Nick, Felicia, Victoria, Ed and his wife Nedy, their children Allesandra and Daniele, Rosalie and her husband Mark FITZPATRICK, and their children Braeden and Nicole. Dear sister of Peter ASTILL, his wife Carol, Mary-Adele ASTILL, Michael ASTILL, his wife Susan, and Suzanne CARSON (née ASTILL,) her husband Andy CARSON. Paula will be fondly remembered by all of her family and wide circle of Friends. Paula was active in her parishes, a strong singer and contributor to the church communities. She enjoyed entertaining and hosted many popular parties. One of her strongest commitments was to her children, grandchildren and Friends, for whom she bought a cottage to enjoy with them. While not an avid waterskier she proudly prepared feasts for those who were. In her day, Paula was an avid tennis player by summer and alpine skied with the 'Skibees' in the winter as well as skied most of the hills with her family in Quebec, Ontario, Vermont and New York, and even a few in western Canada. With various dear Friends Paula traveled the world including all of Canada, the U.S., Europe, the French Polynesian islands of which Bora Bora was her favourite, Australia, New Zealand, and closer to home Mexico. Paula was a classy lady and a family person who often said, "I'm here for a good time, not a long time".
The family will receive their Friends at Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel 273 Broadway, Orangeville 519-941-2630 on Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 and evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. Funeral mass will be held at St. Cornelius Catholic Church 16631 Kennedy Road just north of The Grange Side Road Caledon, on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Reception to follow at Hockley Valley Resort, 3rd Line Mono south of Hockley Valley Road. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Dufferin Branch P.O. box 296 Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2Z7 Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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CROSSLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
HOLDEN, Genevieve Catherine (née CROSSLAND)
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 20th, 2008 at Belmont House in Toronto, in her 91st year. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John N.D. HOLDEN (Jack.) After some years in Toronto, they moved to Shanty Bay, where they spent many happy years. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and their families. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) on Monday March 24th, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 78 Clifton Road, Toronto, Ontario, Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10 o'clock. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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CROSSLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-27 published
BARKER, Carman Edward
On May 23rd, 2008, in his 88th year after a courageous attempt to overcome a massive stroke. Carman's greatest pleasure was his family and home. He will be dearly missed and remembered affectionately by Rae (née PHILLIPS) his wife of 60 years, his three daughters Patricia (Jim CROSSLAND) of Sandford, Ontario Susan (Gary DOERKSEN) of Golden, British Columbia; and Kathleen (Bob SMALLWOOD) of Ottawa, Ontario; and his five grandchildren Erin (Barry CRAWFORD;) Graham, Keith, Andrew and Brenley, all of whom he was very proud. Carman was the son of the late Major Ralph BARKER, M.D. and Mabel (née WARREN) of Portland, Ontario and is predeceased by his sister Cecile TOPPIN. Carman answered the call for Military duty from 1939-1945 with training in England followed by service in France, Holland and Belgium. After the war he became a successful businessman in Toronto and Winnipeg, and settled in Aurora in 1969. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 30th, 1 p.m. at Aurora United Church, 15186 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario. Interment will follow at the Aurora Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Community Home Assistance To Seniors www.chats.on.ca (905) 713-6596 or (877) 452-4287 or to any charitable organization of your choice.

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CROSSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-15 published
GILLIES, Mary E. (née WILSON)
In Toronto on Sunday, April 13, 2008, from complications following a broken hip. Loving wife for 59 years of the late Doctor John D.M. ("Jack") GILLIES (son of the late Doctor J.Z. and Isabel GILLIES.) Loving mother of Susan (Peter CROSSLEY) of London, England, John (Anne-Marie PRENDIVILLE) of Toronto, and Anne (Greg YADLEY) of Tampa, Florida. Proud grandmother of Justine and Janet CROSSLEY and of David and Jennifer GILLIES. Daughter of the late Lt.-Col. W.S. and Eleanor WILSON. Sister of the late Anne WILSON and Joyce APPLEGATH. Niece of her recently deceased aunt, Dorothy HALLAM. Born in Toronto on January 29, 1923, she attended St. Clement's School in Toronto, and University College at the University of Toronto. She and Jack met at university, at the University College "grab bag" freshman dance in her first year. They married in Toronto on October 6, 1944, whence they proceeded immediately to Halifax, where Jack had been posted as a medical officer with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. After the war, they returned to Toronto, where Mary raised their three children. In the mid-1960s, Mary started to work as the manager of Jack's office, a position she held until their retirement in 1989. On July 1, 1967, Mary and Jack started a long-standing tradition of celebrating both his and Canada's birthday with a party for their many Friends. She and Jack shared many interests, including the French language, fine wine (especially Burgundian wine), good food, and travel, and she enjoyed preparing gourmet meals at home with Jack for family and Friends. Travel included a number of memorable camping trips with the whole family to various points in Canada and the U.S. in a succession of Volkswagen camper buses. Mary was an active quilter and enjoyed learning how to play bridge. Visitation will be at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West at Lascelles Boulevard, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18. A service will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 1: 00 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, with interment following at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Big Sisters or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to send a message to the family, please e-mail:
marygilliescondolences@gmail.com

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CROSSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-18 published
GILLIES, Mary E. (née WILSON)
In Toronto on Sunday, April 13, 2008, from complications following a broken hip. Loving wife for 59 years of the late Doctor John D.M. ('Jack') GILLIES (son of the late Doctor J.Z. and Isabel GILLIES.) Loving mother of Susan (Peter CROSSLEY) of Guildford, England, John (Anne-Marie PRENDIVILLE) of Toronto, and Anne (Greg YADLEY) of Tampa, Florida. Proud grandmother of Justine and Janet CROSSLEY and of David and Jennifer GILLIES. Daughter of the late Lt.-Col. W.S. and Eleanor WILSON. Sister of the late Anne WILSON and Joyce APPLEGATH. Niece of her recently deceased aunt, Dorothy HALLAM. Born in Toronto on January 29, 1923, she attended St. Clement's School in Toronto, and University College at the University of Toronto. She and Jack met at university, at the University College 'grab bag' freshman dance in her first year. They married in Toronto on October 6, 1944, whence they proceeded immediately to Halifax, where Jack had been posted as a medical officer with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. After the war, they returned to Toronto, where Mary raised their three children. In the mid-1960s, Mary started to work as the manager of Jack's office, a position she held until their retirement in 1989. On July 1, 1967, Mary and Jack started a long-standing tradition of celebrating both his and Canada's birthday with a party for their many Friends. She and Jack shared many interests, including the French language, fine wine (especially Burgundian wine), good food, and travel, and she enjoyed preparing gourmet meals at home with Jack for family and Friends. Travel included a number of memorable camping trips with the whole family to various points in Canada and the U.S. in a succession of Volkswagen camper buses. Mary was an active quilter and enjoyed learning how to play bridge. Visitation will be at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159…Eglinton Avenue West at Lascelles Boulevard, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18. A service will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 1: 00 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, with interment following at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Big Sisters or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to send a message to the family, please e-mail: marygilliescondolences@gmail.com

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CROSSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
ROWAN- LEGG, Daphne Madelaine (KER)
Born in Victoria, British Columbia on July 13, 1923. Died in Calgary, Alberta on April 11, 2008.
Beloved wife of the late Allan A. ROWAN- LEGG, loving and cherished mother of Susan MCINNES/MCINNIS (and husband Ian,) Linda CROSSLEY (and her late husband William) of Calgary, Sandra PITTANA (and husband Michael) of Toronto. Grandmother to Debra, Nairne, Sean and Matthew MCINNES/MCINNIS, Cameron and Chloe CROSSLEY, Daphne and Lauren PITTANA.
Daphne will be remembered each day by her family as a model to emulate; an inspiration with her artistic ability for design, food, flowers and fashion. She was as gracious in life as in passing, and an example of elegance until she was taken from us.
We are most grateful to all the caregivers and staff at The Sarcee Hospice in Calgary for their attentiveness and allowing our mother the independence that was so precious to her.
We will miss you Mum, we dearly loved you.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to: Calgary Health Trust, Carewest Sarcee Hospice, 3504 Sarcee Road S.W., Calgary Alberta T3E 4T4. At Mum's request a private service will be held.

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CROTEAU o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-06-04 published
Joseph Dominic Gerald BELLAND
In Loving Memory of Joseph Dominic Gerald BELLAND, September 27, 1936 - June 1, 2008, who died peacefully at the Mindemoya Hospital on Sunday at the age of 71 years.
Gerald worked as a warehouse supervisor for Falconbridge. Predeceased by parents
Dominic and Marcia (née BARNES) BELLAND. Beloved husband of Claire of Billings Township,+ Manitoulin Is.
Loved father of Gerry (wife Denise) of Temiscaming, Robert (wife Krystine) of Barrie. Cherished grandfather of James, Samantha and Robyn. Dear brother of Jeannette DUBOIS,+ Theresa Currie (predeceased,) Alphonse
of Armstrong Lake, Rene-Aime DADEY (husband Lawrence predeceased) of Sandy Lake, Man., Yvonne CROTEAU (husband Frank) of Val Therese, Vera (friend Art RIVERS) and Ronald both of Sudbury. Remembered by Claire's family, John Junior LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Dorina CHIZDA (predeceased) (Mike,) Doris ALLAIN, Marg FLESCH (predeceased,) Leonard LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (wife Raymone,) Shirley THIBEAULT (husband Tony,) Rhea HALL (husband Tom,) Eddie (wife Janet,) Henry LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (wife Noella,) Danny LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (wife Kathy,) Linda DAOUST (husband Willie,) Mary LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Patsy LAFRAMBOISE (husband Pat,) Beverly LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Micheal LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (wife Pauly,) Peter LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, and sister-in-law Lillian LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (predeceased.) Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends gathered from 10 am until the Funeral Mass at 3: 00 pm at Our Lady of Canada Catholic Church, Mindemoya on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. On Wednesday, June 4, 2008 family and Friends will gather from 10 am until Funeral Mass at 1: 00 pm at Holy Redeemer Church, Bancroft Drive, Sudbury. Cremation. Donations to Manitoulin Lodge, Alzheimers, or the Mindemoya Hospital Aux would be greatly appreciated in Gerald's memory. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home, Little Current

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CROTEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-23 published
MAGNUSON, Rose Emma (née BELIVEAU)
On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, Rose Emma MAGNUSON passed away peacefully in her 91st year. Beloved wife for almost sixty years of the late Edgar Theodore MAGNUSON. Dear mother of Karen WEILER, mother-in-law of Bobby and grandmother of Nancy and Catherine. Sister of the late Patricia CROTEAU and the late Madgella CHAMBERS. Survived by sister Beatrice GENDRON, 93, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Rose spent most of her life in Saskatchewan and enjoyed such outdoor activities as gardening, picking wild berries, fishing, boating and swimming. The long Saskatchewan winters turned her into an avid bridge player and she became a Life Master. Another favourite pastime was listening to music and she loved any music that had a beat. After moving to Toronto, she spent many happy hours attending local concerts and musical shows, always perfectly turned out with hat and gloves. A feisty, independent senior, she eventually succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. The family wishes to express a very special thanks for their loving care, companionship and support, to her personal support worker, Neverlyn JAMES, and the other devoted members of her 24/7 team, Marialyn AGUILLON and Juvy BALQUIN. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Senior Persons Resident In North Toronto homecare program, the Victorian Order of Nurses, or the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital. The individuals within these organizations enabled Rose to end her days in dignity in her own surroundings. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted in Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Avenue (Yonge Street south of Lawrence Avenue), on Thursday at 11 a.m. In accordance with her wishes, Rose will be cremated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
CROUCH, Helen Irene (née RICKARDS)
Helen died peacefully on Monday June 9, 2008 at Maple Villa in Burlington, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband Reginald K. CROUCH. Born in Hamilton, Helen was a long time resident of Toronto. She was the youngest child of Archibald and Minnie (MacGILLIVRAY) RICKARDS and outlived her siblings Thelma, Jack, Dorothy and George. She is survived by her nephew John RICKARDS of Oakville and her niece Elizabeth HILLIAR of Ottawa. A memorial gathering and the interment of ashes will be held at a future date. Donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be a fitting tribute to Helen's memory.

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CROUCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-28 published
MARCHMENT, Patricia Anne
Passed away on January 25, 2008 at Meaford, Ontario in her 80th year from lung cancer. She leaves behind her loving husband of 59 years, Alan, sister Marthe (Norman) CROUCHER and sister-in-law Donna ELLINS. Greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter Fay (Walter) JENSEN and son Stephen (Beverley) MARCHMENT, grandchildren Eric, Frank, and Alice Jensen, Andrew, James and Thomas MARCHMENT, and nephews and nieces. Pat was a lifelong supporter of universities and the arts. She was a tireless member of the Toronto Symphony Women's Committee for over 40 years. Cremation has taken place and internment will be made at Park Lawn Cemetery, Etobicoke. Friends and Family are invited to attend a reception to be held at the York Club, 135 St. George Street, Toronto between 4: 00 p.m. and 6: 00 p.m. on Monday February 11, 2008. Parking is available.

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