DEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-25 published
VAN DEN BOSCH, Bryan
In loving memory of a much loved husband and father who passed away June 25, 2004.
To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated.
But to the happy, I am at peace.
And to the faithful, I never left
I cannot speak, but I can listen.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard
So as you stand up on a shore,
Gazing at a beautiful sea - Remember Me.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest
And it's grand majesty - Remember Me.
Remember Me in your heart, your thoughts and your memories of the times we loved, the times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed
For if you always think of me, I will have never gone.
- Lovingly remembered by Rozina, Dryden and Brooke
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DEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-25 published
VAN DEN BOSCH, Bryan
In memory of Bryan, who passed away June 25, 2004.
"He dreamed as if he had forever, and lived as if he had only today."
- Sadly missed by Ted and Nina HOUSEGO
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DEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-07-16 published
PLUMMER, Mervyn Albert
Mervyn PLUMMER of Duncan, born in Collingwood Township, a son of the late Earl Milton and Wilda Viola (née WILKINSON) PLUMMER, passed away in Meaford on Friday, July 4, 2008 at the age of Mervyn was well known in the local area communities and surrounding area as he was always interested in vehicles and equipment and he loved to drive. Before returning to farming Mervyn enjoyed a brief career in trucking which included a bread delivery route, livestock cartage and gravel trucking for area construction projects.
After returning to farming Mervyn still enjoyed his vehicles and was well known to area implement dealers as he was always interested in what was new in the industry. He also drove many students for several years on a local bus route. Mervyn also enjoyed the outdoors and the pleasures of nature and hunting. He was a devoted and valued member and supporter of Kolapore Calvary Church of the Nazarene.
Mervyn was the beloved husband of 36 years of the former Lois HALLAM and he will be lovingly remembered as Dad and Grampa by his son Paul and grand_son Seth of Quesnel, British Columbia, daughter Connie and her husband Marc DEN BOK and their son Andrew of Duntroon, and by his son James and his wife Michelle also of Duncan.
Mervyn was a loved brother of Eunice PLUMMER of Creemore and Marjorie (late Gary) WELLER of Douglas and he predeceased by a brother Ernie PLUMMER and will be remembered by his wife Audrey of Collingwood.
He will also be remembered as a dear son-in-law of Sadie HALLAM of Feversham and brother-in-law of Barb and Walt SHIER of Feversham, and Bonnie and Wayne DAVIDSON of Orangeville.
Mervyn's family received many Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Monday afternoon and evening and funeral services, officiated by Pastor Terrence GOUDY, were conducted at Kolapore Calvary Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
Special music was provided by Roger and Lora DINSMORE, and Terry and Jan CARSCADDEN and by pianist Carrie CARSCADDEN. son Paul delivered remembrances of his Dad on behalf of the family and nieces Melanie CATHCART and Karen Davidson offered selected scripture readings. Former Kolapore Pastor Mark ROYALE closed the service with prayer and delivered the benediction.
A service of committal and interment followed at Feversham Presbyterian Cemetery with nephews David and Bruce PLUMMER, Lee WELLER, son-in-law Marc DEN BOK and sons Paul and James PLUMMER serving as pallbearers, Mervyn's daughter-in-law Michelle PLUMMER and his daughter Connie DEN BOK served as flower bearers.
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DEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-07 published
PLUMMER, Mervyn Albert
Mervyn PLUMMER of Duncan, beloved husband of the former Lois HALLAM, passed away in Meaford on Friday, July 4, 2008 at the age of 67. son of the late Earl and Wilda (née WILKINSON) PLUMMER. Lovingly remembered as Dad and Grampa by his son Paul and grand_son Seth of Quesnel, British Columbia, daughter Connie and her husband Marc DEN BOK and their son Andrew of Duntroon, and by his son James and his wife Michelle also of Duncan. Loved brother of Eunice PLUMMER of Creemore and Marjorie (late Gary) WELLER of Douglas and predeceased by a brother Ernie PLUMMER and remembered by his wife Audrey of Collingwood. Dear son-in-law of Sadie HALLAM of Feversham and brother-in-law of Barb and Walt SHIER of Feversham, and Bonnie and Wayne DAVIDSON of Orangeville. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Monday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Terry GOUDY, will be conducted at Kolapore Calvary Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. A family service of committal and interment will follow at Feversham Presbyterian Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-18 published
STEEGHS, Johanna " Jeannette" W. (née VANLIER)
Peacefully at Riverview Gardens, Chatham, on Saturday February 16, 2008, Johanna "Jeannette" W. STEEGHS, age 93, of Chatham, beloved wife of the late Martin STEEGHS (1974.) Born in Helden, Holland in 1915, daughter of the late Regina TRIENEKENS and Gerardus VANLIER. Loving mother of Nellie VAN DER VENNE (Adrian) of Leamington, Gerda BUZAN (Karlo) of Melbourne, Agnes LAMERS (Willie) Blenheim, Martin STEEGHS (Regina) Whitby, Mia SADDINGTON (Hal) of Chatham, John STEEGHS (Colette,) Anita STEEGHS of Port Bruce and Jeannette ROACH (Ron) of Ottawa. Sadly missed by 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Also sadly missed by a son-in-law Louis VAN DEN BOGAART, by 4 sisters and one brother and by many relatives in Holland. She is predeceased by a daughter Gina VAN DEN BOGAART (2006,) 2 grandchildren; Kelley ROACH (1990) and Shawna ROACH (1986) and one brother in 1988. Friends and relatives may call at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday February 19, 2008 where Parish Prayers will be offered on Tuesday at 7 pm.. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday February 20, 2008 at 10 a.m. in St. Ursula's Church. Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, Alvinston Ontario. Donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com

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DEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-12 published
DEN OUDEN, Gerrit
Peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Gerrit DEN OUDEN of London in his 75th year. Loving husband of Mary (VASTENHOLT) DEN OUDEN. Beloved father of Margaret "Peggy" MAY and her husband Mike, Robert DEN OUDEN and his wife Debi, David DEN OUDEN and his wife Pam and Pauline DEN OUDEN. Also loved by his grandchildren Joshua, Amanda, Colleen, Simon, Austin, Crysta, Emily, Jordan, Nicole and Gerrit Jr. Sadly missed by his beloved dog Paisley. The family will receive Friends from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A funeral service will be conducted at Immanuel Reformed Church, 266 High Street, London on Friday, June 13, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Art VANDERMEULEN officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation - Doctor Michael Strong Research Account, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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DEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
VAN BUSSEL, Gerry J.
Peacefully, at his late residence on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Gerry J. VAN BUSSEL of Ilderton in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Wilma (Van den Berg) VAN BUSSEL. Dear father and father-in-law of Connie VAN BUSSEL and Bob BENNER of London and Roger and Corina LOW/LOWE/LOUGH of Moffatt. Dear grandfather of Lindsay and her husband Nick BENNER, Erin and Jake BENNER and Nichole and Jeffery LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Tina and Harry VAN BOXMEER and Elizabeth and Jeff ROESTENBERG all of Ilderton, Jim and Cathy VAN BUSSEL and Sharon and Joe CZIKK all of London, Mary and John TEN KATE and Joanne and Tony SMULDERS all of Dorchester, Helmi and John KAUFMAN of Brantford, Helen and Brian McHENRY of Poplar Hill, Cathy VAN BUSSEL of Lucan, Berny VAN BUSSEL of London, Gerry HILHORST of Strathroy and Tony and Jo VAN DEN BERG and Gerry and Kit VAN DEN BERG all of Holland. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughters Rita (1958), Annette (1963) and Shari LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (2002,) a grand_son Luke (1991,) brothers Chris (2002) and Jack (2007) and a sister Catherine HILHORST (2006). Gerry developed and constructed Vintage Green in Ilderton. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, London on Friday, July 4th at 10 a.m. with Father Clare COLEMAN celebrant. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lucan. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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DEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-03 published
VAN BUSSEL, Gerry J.
Peacefully, at his late residence on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Gerry J. VAN BUSSEL of Ilderton in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Wilma (VAN DEN BERG) VAN BUSSEL. Dear father and father-in-law of Connie VAN BUSSEL and Bob BENNER of London and Roger and Corina LOW/LOWE/LOUGH of Moffatt. Dear grandfather of Lindsay and her husband Nick BENNER, Erin and Jake BENNER and Nichole and Jeffery LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Tina and Harry VAN BOXMEER and Elizabeth and Jeff ROESTENBERG all of Ilderton, Jim and Cathy VAN BUSSEL and Sharon and Joe CZIKK all of London, Mary and John TEN KATE and Joanne and Tony SMULDERS all of Dorchester, Helmi and John KAUFMAN of Brantford, Helen and Brian McHENRY of Poplar Hill, Cathy VAN BUSSEL of Lucan, Berny VAN BUSSEL of London, Gerry HILHORST of Strathroy and Tony and Jo VAN DEN BERG and Gerry and Kit VAN DEN BERG all of Holland. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughters Rita (1958), Annette (1963) and Shari LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (2002,) a grand_son Luke (1991,) brothers Chris (2002) and Jack (2007) and a sister Catherine HILHORST (2006). Gerry developed and constructed Vintage Green in Ilderton. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, London on Friday, July 4th at 10 a.m. with Father Clare COLEMAN celebrant. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lucan. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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DEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-04 published
VAN DEN BERG, Jacobus Josephus "Jack"
On Friday, February 1st, 2008 in his 57th year, Jack passed away peacefully and honourably at Markham Stouffville Hospital after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Kathy, and loving son-in-law of Barry and Myrna McKINLAY. Dear son of Jacobus VAN DEN BERG, Sr. Predeceased by his mother Adriana and niece and nephew Rebecca and Aaron RAVINS. His brother Peter and his wife Carole and their two sons Jack and Matthew along with his sister Diana will all miss him deeply. Visitation will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave. (4 lights north of Hwy. 7) Markham, 905-305-8508 from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at The Bridge - A Markham Community Church, 5440 16th Avenue, east of McCowan on Thursday, February 7th at 11 a.m. Interment Highland Hills cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Jack's wishes were for donations to be made to "The Bridge Building Expansion Fund" to support their dream of reaching youth and children in the Markham community. The family is grateful to the Palliative Care Unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital for their compassionate and professional care.

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DEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
JAN DEN BOER, Evert (April 27, 1912-July 5, 2008)
It is with deep sadness that we, the family of Evert JAN DEN BOER, announce his passing at his home on Saturday, July 5, 2008. Evert is survived by his wife Selma, and his sister Marguerta in Barendrecht, Holland. Predeceased by wife Maria VAN DER SCHOOR. He will be forever missed by son Tonny and wife Linda, daughter Jacomina, and step-daughter Deanna and daughter-in-law, Vera DEN BOER. Predeceased by his beloved son John who passed away on November 30, 1997. His grandchildren Heather, Jon, Helen, Andrea and husband Stefan, David and wife Melissa, Aaron and wife Jennifer, Jason, Lauren, Liam and Caitlin. Evert also leaves behind six great-grandchildren, Sydney (Heather), Nathan and Hannah (Andrea), Emily and Oliver (David), Sydney and Montanna (Helen), and Aiden (Aaron). Brother-in-law to Jean and Junior LOVEYS and uncle to Lorie and Brian. Oom Eef to Theo, Cobi and Piet and their children Carola and Frans and Carola's son Shaquielle in Holland. Evert was a true gentleman, a man of integrity who lived his life with much dignity, honour and respect. Evert had a distinguished career as a founding member of the Canadian Society of Club Managers and a member of the Club Managers Association of America. His last 16 years before retirement were spent as General Manager of Scarboro Golf and Country Club. At Scarboro he was well respected for his devoted ser vice to the members. Family and Friends will be received at the 'Scarborough Chapel' of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) 416-267-4656 on Tuesday, July 8 from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held for Evert in the Chapel on Wednesday, July 9 at 1 p.m. Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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DENBOK o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-19 published
BARTON, Elsie Jeannette
Tragically in a car accident on Thursday, March 13, 2008 in her 82nd year. Loving wife of the late Thomas. Beloved mother of Lois (Earl) HAND, Ken (Nancy,) Bob, Ron (Leona,) Wendy (Mark) PEARCE and Sherry (Dan) DENBOK. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by infant twins. She will be sadly missed by her many Friends. The family received Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, Shelburne on Sunday afternoon and evening. The funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment at Badjeros Cemetery.
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DENBOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
BARTON, Elsie Jeannette
Tragically in a car accident on Thursday, March 13, 2008 in her 82nd year. Loving wife of the late Thomas. Beloved mother of Lois (Earl) HAND, Ken (Nancy,) Bob, Ron (Leona,) Wendy (Mark) PEARCE and Sherry (Dan) DENBOK. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by infant twins. She will be sadly missed by her many Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E., Shelburne on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment at Badjeros Cemetery.

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DENCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-18 published
VAN HERWYNEN, Henricus Maria " Harry"
Age 79, of London passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 14, 2008. He was born in Velddrel, The Netherlands on May 5, 1928 and was the son of the late Henricus and Allgonda (VANHEEL) VAN HERWYNEN. Harry had been employed with the University of Western Ontario for many years, prior to his retirement. He was an avid gardener and received immense satisfaction in growing vegetables and flowers in his garden. Beloved husband of Bernice Georgina (WELLS) VAN HERWYNEN. Also survived by a brother Tony (Coby) VAN HERWYNEN of Hampton, Ontario, two sisters and two brothers in Holland, brothers-in-law William SOMARS of Saint Marys, Elmer DENCH and Richard (June) WELLS all of Stratford and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Relatives and Friends may call at the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 1 p.m. Father Dominic BORG of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in London will officiate. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. A reception will follow the interment at the Heinbuck Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home at 1-519-271-5062.

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DENHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
SKINNER, Samuel R. " Sam"
Peacefully, surrounded by all of his family, at South Huron Hospital Exeter, on Thursday, March 20, 2008, Samuel R. (Sam) SKINNER of Centralia in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Aldeen (PYM) SKINNER. Dear father of Karen and Gord PRINCE of Port Sydney, Gary and Cathy SKINNER and Dianne SKINNER all of Exeter. Dear grandfather of Craig and Melissa, Scott and Julie, Jacquelyn and Alandrea and great-grandfather of Annabelle. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doris DENHAM of Saint Marys, Ken MASON of Wroxeter, John McALLISTER of Hensall, Grace PYM and Leona MORLEY both of Exeter. Also survived by his step-mother-in-law Lillian PYM of Exeter. Predeceased by sisters Beulah MASON and Alma McALLISTER and brothers-in-law Ron DENHAM, Howard PYM and Bill MORLEY. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, March 24th at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Peter GUMMOW officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Centralia United Church, or the South Huron Hospital Campaign would be appreciated by the family. An Oddfellow Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 1: 15 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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DENHOLLANDER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-03 published
'No evidence' alarms worked in burnt home
The death of another child raises to five the number who died in the Hamilton fire.
By Canadian Press, Mon., March 3, 2008
Hamilton -- As the death toll following a devastating blaze inside a single family west Hamilton home early Saturday climbed to five, new information has surfaced that suggests the human tragedy may have been averted had there been working smoke detectors inside.
A day after the blaze that claimed the lives of a 22-year-old mother, her three young daughters and a 19-year-old male resident, fire investigators say they've found "no evidence" to show there were functioning fire alarms or smoke detectors inside.
Noting this is the fourth fatal fire in Ontario this weekend alone and that eight people have died, Pierre YELLE of the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office said it's time people get the hint.
"The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office urges everyone to have smoke alarms properly installed inside their homes and ensure they are in proper working order," he said.
"Smoke alarms are obviously very valuable because they create an opportunity for you to escape."
YELLE said families also need to devise an escape plan so they know what to do in the event of a fire emergency.
Investigators have identified the victims of Saturday's blaze as 22-year-old Melissa DENHOLLANDER and her daughters Emma DENHOLLANDER- HANIGAN, 4, Ella, 2, and Alana, 1.
YELLE said Ella had been evacuated and placed on life support in hospital immediately after the blaze but later succumbed to her injuries.
The body of a 19-year-old male, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was discovered in the living room after firefighters brought the blaze under control.
DENHOLLANDER's 28-year-old boyfriend, Richard GRIFFIN, remains at the Hamilton General where he's recovering from burns and smoke inhalation, while a 20-year-old female has been released from hospital after treatment.
YELLE said investigators are still trying to determine the origin, cause and circumstances of the blaze.

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DENHOLM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
WELLS, Beatrice E. " Bea" (DENHOLM)
Peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, on Saturday, April 19, 2008. Mrs. Beatrice E. "Bea" (DENHOLM) WELLS of Wardsville, formally of London in her 82nd year. Loving wife of Thomas H. WELLS. Loving mother of Rosanne WELLS of Toronto, Bruce WELLS (Julia) of London, Patric WELLS (Caroline) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carolin STOVER of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Clayton WELLS, Thalia WELLS, Joey WELLS, Selena WELLS, Veronica STOVER, Thomas WELLS and Rachel STOVER. Dear sister of Andrew DENHOLM (Janet) of Toronto, Anna FOX of Bracebridge, and Sills DENHOLM of Collingwood. Predeceased by her sisters Margaret HIGHAM and Mary McRAE. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bea are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westiviewfuneralchapel.com

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DENHOLM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-10 published
McRAE, Mary Frances (née DENHOLM)
Wife, mother, artist, teacher. Born November 10, 1920, in Taipei, Taiwan. Died January 8 in Nepean, Ontario, of organ failure, aged 87.
During Mary's funeral service her framed portrait, standing on a table, spontaneously fell flat with a resounding bang. Everyone jumped, then laughed. It was a perfect statement of Mary's strong character - she would have laughed, too.
Mary was born to medical missionary parents Doctor Kenneth and Myrtle DENHOLM. They moved to Parry Sound, Ontario, in 1923, where the family grew to include two brothers and three sisters.
After high school Mary spent two years at the University of Toronto, but with the Second World War under way, she switched to a secretarial course and joined the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (the Wrens). Her skills were put to service in the navy offices in Halifax. (Her husband often joked that during the war Mary was in much greater danger as a beautiful single woman in Halifax than he ever was flying fighters overseas.)
At war's end Mary returned to Parry Sound and a job at Canadian Industries Ltd. In 1946, Bill McRAE visited town from another CIL office. He had seen her photograph in a company publication and wanted to meet her. Two weeks after they met they were engaged, and two months later they married. During their 61 years together they moved with Bill's work from Port Arthur, Ontario, to Vancouver, Timmins, Ontario, Montreal and Toronto, finally retiring in Nepean.
Mary didn't care much for housekeeping, so once her three children were in school she registered at Queen's University as a correspondence student and completed the bachelor's degree she had begun before the war. She began teaching high school in 1963 and enjoyed teaching for many years. Spending time with young people seemed to keep her young at heart.
Mary was active in sewing, needlework of all kinds and painting. Always whistling or singing, she had a way of making things fun. She had amazing strength, of both body and spirit. Although sometimes frustrated with her challenges - she had many operations for lifelong foot problems and often needed crutches or canes - she could look beyond the immediate problem toward her goal. Even in her 70s, after two brain operations for benign tumours, she never lost her sense of humour and good nature. She worked out strategies for retraining her memory and helping her read novels again.
Over the last few years of her life Mary was increasingly crippled by arthritis and gradually withdrew from social engagements. But she always appreciated the love and support of her family, adored her six grandchildren and found something to laugh about every day of her life.
Marilynn McRae BEST is Mary's daughter.

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DENIKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-27 published
DENIKE, Aileen Margaret (née WHIDDEN)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 24 at Thompson House, Toronto, in her 95th year.
Beloved wife of the late T. Wallace DENIKE. Cherished mother of Judith (deceased,) Gerry DEANIKE (Mary-Anne) and Janice EICHNER (Karl). Dearest Nana to Robin and Jeffrey DENIKE, William and Pamela DEANIKE and great-granddaughter Charley DENIKE.
Aileen was predeceased by her brothers, Gordon and Maurice WHIDDEN and her sister Ruth BEARD. Sorely missed by best friend Gladys HOUCK, sister-in-law Greta WHIDDEN and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces in Canada and the U.S. She had been a resident of Thompson House for 16 years and enjoyed many dear Friends and an active social life to the end.
An accomplished singer and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Aileen gave her time, talents and heart to those she loved, her church and her community.
The family is grateful to the caring staff at Thompson House. Donations in Aileen's memory to the Don Mills Foundation for Seniors would be greatly appreciated.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 at the Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway West, Toronto. Private interment.
Mother Teresa said "We can do no great things - only small things with great love". This is the essence of our darling mother and friend. We thank God for sharing her with us for so long.

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DENIKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
DENIKE, Aileen Margaret (née WHIDDEN)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 24 at Thompson House, Toronto, in her 95th year.
Beloved wife of the late T. Wallace DENIKE. Cherished mother of Judith (deceased,) Gerry DEANIKE (Mary-Anne) and Janice EICHNER (Karl). Dearest Nana to Robin and Jeffrey DENIKE, William and Pamela DEANIKE and great-grand-daughter Charley DENIKE.
Aileen was predeceased by her brothers, Gordon and Maurice WHIDDEN and her sister Ruth BEARD. Sorely missed by best friend Gladys HOUCK, sister-in-law Greta WHIDDEN and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces in Canada and the U.S. She had been a resident of Thompson House for 16 years and enjoyed many dear Friends and an active social life to the end.
An accomplished singer and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Aileen gave her time, talents and heart to those she loved, her church and her community.
The family is grateful to the caring staff at Thompson House. Donations in Aileen's memory to the Don Mills Foundation for Seniors would be greatly appreciated.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 at the Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway West, Toronto. Private interment.
Mother Teresa said "We can do no great things - only small things with great love". This is the essence of our darling mother and friend. We thank God for sharing her with us for so long.

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DENIKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
DENIKE, Aileen Margaret (née WHIDDEN)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 24 at Thompson House, Toronto, in her 95th year.
Beloved wife of the late T. Wallace DENIKE. Cherished mother of Judith (deceased,) Gerry DEANIKE (Mary-Anne) and Janice EICHNER (Karl). Dearest Nana to Robin and Jeffrey DENIKE, William and Pamela DEANIKE and great-grand-daughter Charley DENIKE.
Aileen was predeceased by her brothers, Gordon and Maurice WHIDDEN and her sister Ruth BEARD. Sorely missed by best friend Gladys HOUCK, sister-in-law Greta WHIDDEN and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces in Canada and the U.S. She had been a resident of Thompson House for 16 years and enjoyed many dear Friends and an active social life to the end.
An accomplished singer and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Aileen gave her time, talents and heart to those she loved, her church and her community.
The family is grateful to the caring staff at Thompson House. Donations in Aileen's memory to the Don Mills Foundation for Seniors would be greatly appreciated.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 at the Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway West, Toronto. Private interment.
Mother Teresa said "We can do no great things - only small things with great love". This is the essence of our darling mother and friend. We thank God for sharing her with us for so long.

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DENIS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-05-28 published
CLAERBOUT, Huguette (DENIS)
Entered into rest in Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville in her 71st year, on Saturday, May 24, 2008. Huguette (DENIS) CLAERBOUT, beloved wife of Paul CLAERBOUT. Dear mother of Tammy (Brian) PATTON of Brampton, Kevin (Alice) CLAERBOUT of Newmarket and Todd (Leanne) CLAERBOUT of Guelph. Loving Grandmaman of Holly, Ochelle, Sidney, Meghan and Wesley. Survived by sisters Monique (Don) PATRICK of Barrie, Denise (Harold) GRAVES of Uxbridge, Murielle (John) WHITE/WHYTE of Bradford, Nicolle DENIS of Toronto and a brother Jean Louis DENIS of Toronto. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 12 noon. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation on Wednesday 7-9 p.m.
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DENIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-27 published
CLAERBOUT, Huguette (DENIS)
Suddenly in Headwaters Hospital, Orangeville on Saturday, May 24, 2008. Huguette (DENIS) CLAERBOUT in her 71st year, beloved wife of Paul CLAERBOUT. Dear mother of Tammy (Brian) PATTON of Brampton, Kevin (Alice) CLAERBOUT of Newmarket and Todd (Leanne) CLAERBOUT of Guelph. Loving Grandmaman of Holly, Ochelle, Sidney, Meghan and Wesley. Survived by sisters Monique (Don) PATRICK of Barrie, Denise (Harold) GRAVES of Uxbridge, Murielle (John) WHITE/WHYTE of Bradford, Nicolle DENIS of Toronto and a brother Jean Louis DENIS of Toronto. A Memorial service will be held in the chapel of the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Thursday, May 29th, 2008 at 12 noon. Interment of ashes in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation on Wednesday 7-9 p.m.

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DENIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Margaret Nadine (formerly PHILLIPS, née GLEN)
Entered into rest peacefully at The Brockville General Hospital Garden Street Site on Monday July 7, 2008. Beloved wife of Thomas LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and the late H. Ross PHILLIPS. Dear mother of Harry (Hal) PHILLIPS (Helen) of Brockville, Mark PHILLIPS (Sandra) of London, Ted PHILLIPS (Bernadine CLIFFORD) of Ottawa and Margo ROBITAILLE (Les DENIS) of Brockville. Margaret is survived by 12 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter Isabel and 8 grandchildren from Tom's sons Charles, David and John Low. Also survived by her brothers Norman GLEN (Elsie) of England, Maurice GLEN of Windsor and Robert GLEN (Honey) of Toronto as well as several nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law Della PHILLIPS. Predeceased by her parents Maurice GLEN and his wife Lydia JOWITT, a brother Keith GLEN and sisters Jean GARDNER and Joan ROW. Family and Friends may call at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the St. Lawrence Anglican Church on Friday July 11th, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Old Saint Peter's Cemetery, Brockville. In memoriams to Sisters of Saint_John the Devine Toronto, St. Lawrence Anglican Church or the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent online at: www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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DENNIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
CRAVEN, Marion (née FLOOK)
Of Fairfield Park Nursing Home, Wallaceburg and formerly of R.R.#1 Chatham for over 70 years passed away peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2008 in her 92nd year. She was born in Raleigh Twp. daughter of the late Percy and Maunice (RUSSELL) FLOOK. Marion was a member of French's United Church, life member of the U.C.W., Sunday School Teacher, Hi C Leader, Explorer Leader and 4-H Homemaking Club Leader for 23 years. She loved quilting and making bears. Beloved wife of the late Fergus CRAVEN; loving mother of Floyd and Kae CRAVEN of Spencerville, Jerry and Marjorie CRAVEN of R.R.#2 Chatham, Carol and Jack REID of Chesley, Shirley and Bill CULLY of Scarborough and Jan CRAVEN of Chatham; special grandmother to 12 grandchildren: Mark CRAVEN (Nancy,) Cheryl LAWTON (Mike,) Karen CRAVEN (Paul Calhoun), Jarrod CRAVEN, Heather FAIR (Grant), Melanie DENNIE (Alex), Deanna LANCASTER (Derek), Jennifer HOLT (Jason,) Matthew CULLY, Chad VOROS, Tara VOROS and Cody VOROS 11 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Dear sister-in-law of Marie CRAVEN. Predeceased by sister Erenstine and David RADDER and brother-in-law Harold CRAVEN. The CRAVEN family will receive family and Friends at the Badder Funeral Home and Reception Centre 679 North Street, Dresden on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Ross WILLIAMS officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Saint Paul's United Church or charity of your choice. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Marion CRAVEN in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.'

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DENNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
BICE, Doug
On behalf of the entire family of the late Doug BICE, we wish to express a heartfelt and sincere thank you to all families, Friends, neighbours, trades, co-workers and J Car families, for the support and kindness given to us during our recent loss. Thanks to the Rev. Marjorie WHITE/WHYTE, the pallbearers, the music and the compassion show by the floral tributes, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, phone calls and sympathy cards. Thanks to Pat FRASER of Stevenson and son Funeral Home and Brad DENNING. Thanks to the Ailsa Craig Community Centre and also the Nairn Mennonite Church for the lovely luncheon. Thanks to all for making a very difficult time more bearable. Owen and Ida BICE.

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DENNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Patric Jon " Ric Chip"
I would like to take this time to say "Thank You". But a simple "Thank You" doesn't come close to expressing the gratitude I feel for all the support that I have received from family and Friends. It's in difficult times like these that we realize just how many Friends we have, and how much they really mean to us. Throughout his life, Ric has touched so many people with, his genuine smile, his laugh, his jokes, his stories, his generosity, and quick impulse to help anyone or any cause that came along. One of Ric's most important accomplishments in life was the many Friends he acquired along the way. The respect and final farewell that all of you gave him will never be forgotten. Just as I'm certain that Ric will never be forgotten, because there will always be a part of him in all our hearts. I would like to extend a special thank you to- Dennis and Sheila JOYCE, Renaye and Bernice MYERS, Joe SANTOS, Wayne HAUSER and Karen CURRAH, Gary BROOKS, Ted and Kathy JOHNSTON, Wayne HENDERSON, Pete and Gloria PALMER, Tracy TRUDELL, Kathy CRAWFORD, Christine McAULEY, Reverend J. WHITE/WHYTE, Bill DENNING, Saint Mary's Church, West Elgin Legion and everyone who brought food, sent flowers, sent cards and emails and telephoned. A very special thank you to Hostess Frito Lay and the person(s) who arranged for the "Chip Truck" to be at the church on the day of the funeral. It was a befitting tribute and goodbye to Ric "Chip", who took great pride in his job and who had fond attachments to everyone associated with it. From Branika Savic and the family of Ric "Chip" Whyte.

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DENNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-16 published
LARMOND, George
The family of the late George LARMOND wish to express sincere appreciation and gratitude to all Friends and family for the support given over the past months. We would life to thank everyone for the beautiful floral tributes, memorial donations, sympathy cards and food. Sincere thanks and gratitude to Doctor BUCKTON and the staff at North Lambton Community Health Centre, Doctor WATLING, staff at London Regional Cancer Centre, Nurses and P.S.W.'s of Bayshore and the folks at Community Care Access Centre. Thanks to Rev. Jean CARRUTHERS, Rev. Deborah ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Pedro and the Forest United Church choir. Also thanks to the U.C.W. and the Forest Legion for a wonderful lunch. Thanks to Brett DENNING and the Dodge Funeral Home. Words cannot express the sincere appreciation felt towards the words, actions and support of our family at the Forest United Church. Rev. Cathy, George Jr., Joe and Davey LARMOND.

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DENNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
BALL, Elizabeth Marie
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, June 28, 2008. Wife of David G. BALL. Mother of Robert (Melinda) of Brisbane, Australia and Allan (Melanie) of Goderich. Grandmother of Sarah and Locklan. Sister of Joyce (Wayne) BEDFORD and Glenn (Marie) VEALE. Predeceased by her parents Stanley (1997) and Irma (2007.) Will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Ruth (Floyd) DENNING and brother-in-law John (June) BALL and her nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday, July 2 from 6-9 p.m. where a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 3 at 1 p.m. with Mrs. Thelma PERRY officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Beth.

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DENNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
RIVEST, Norbert
We would like to extend our gratitude to our many Friends and relatives who comforted us during our time of loss. Thank you to everyone for the cards, flowers, food and special donations. A special thank you to the Personal Support Workers, nurses and all the staff at Extendicare/Port Stanley and Doctor J. HOFHUIS for their excellent care and kindness to Norbert during his stay with them. Thank you to Fr. Wes GUTOWSKI and the Knights of Columbus, Council 6495, for their service at the visitation and at the funeral mass. An extra thank you to Nicola, Preston and Marsha for their special musical talents which made the day very special for everyone. Thank you to the ladies of Saint Mary's Parish for the lovely lunch. Many thanks to Bill DENNING and his staff at Padfield Funeral Home for all their assistance. The Rivest Family

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DENNING o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-23 published
DENNING, Kelly
(February 22, 1957-April 23rd, 2007)
In loving memory of our Father, Kelly DENNING who passed away one year ago.
It is hard to believe that one year has passed without you.
Not a day goes by that your smiling face does not pass through our minds.
Wherever we go we will carry you with us and remember what you have taught us along the way.
You were loved by so many people and your smile and spirit will stay with them forever.
Love always and forever, Lon and Shannon
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DENNIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEILL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) Dennis, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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DENNIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEIL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas, and the late Nancy ELDER (2005.) Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) DENNIS, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha (MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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DENNIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-10 published
MERRIAM, Irene Daisy
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Meadow Park Retirement Lodge, on Thursday, May 8, 2008, Irene Daisy MERRIAM in her 84th year. Dear sister of Clare MERRIAM of London. Loving aunt of Leona BRADBURY (Jim;) great-aunt and soul mate of Kim BRADBURY all of Etobicoke, and great-great aunt of Renee, Ryan and Amelia, of London. Predeceased by her parents Sylvanias and Emilia (DENNIS) MERRIAM, her sisters Florence STROH and Elsie FLANAGAN, and her brothers Arlen, Earl, Melvin, Cecil and Albert MERRIAM. Visitors will be received on Monday, May 12, 2008, from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. (Between King and York) where a private family service will take place on Tuesday, May 13, at 1: 00 p.m. followed by interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. A Public Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, May 13, at 2: 00 p.m. in the Chapel of Meadow Park Lodge (1210 Southdale Rd. E.) with Canon Gaye WHIPPEY officiating. Memorial donations may be made in support of Team "We Care", the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life. (Please contact the Funeral Home for complete donation information. 519-432-7136)

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DENNIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-11 published
DENNIS, Max A. (1923-2008)
Peacefully at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Max A. DENNIS of Aylmer, formerly of Straffordville age 85 years. Dear friend of the late Audrey SEYMOUR. Beloved brother of Nancy BYRNE of Ancaster, and Clare DENNIS of Hagersville, and brother-in-law of Annie DENNIS of Port Dover. Also, survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Max was predeceased by his parents Ivan and Ethel DENNIS; sister Gweneath THAR; brother Jack DENNIS; brother-in-law Norman BYRNE, and sister-in-law Joanne DENNIS. Max was a life member of Ashlar Lodge #701 Tillsonburg a member of the Palestine Chapter #54 Saint Thomas; a life member of Mocha Temple in London; a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #81 Aylmer, and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Otter Lodge #50 Tillsonburg. The family will receive Friends, family and neighbours at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Monday, July 14, 2008 from 11: 30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Legion Service will commence just prior to service time. Funeral service for Max will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 1 p.m. Rev. Henry MARISSEN of Straffordville United Church officiating. Interment Straffordville Cemetery. At the request of Max, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Shriners Crippled Childrens Hospital.

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DENNIS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-05-09 published
OSBORNE, a natural saleswoman
By Trina BERLO, Page 27
Wasaga Beach retail pioneer Edna OSBORNE continued working until shortly before her death last month at the age of 91.
She is the well-known matriarch of the OSBORNE family, long-time retailers in Wasaga Beach.
Mrs. OSBORNE died in Florida on April 15 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Mrs. OSBORNE owned and operated a store in Hollywood Beach, Florida until the age of 84 but continued assembling shell jewellery, which she sold in her daughter Erna's nearby shop.
"She was a natural salesperson. Very quiet spoken and everybody seemed to like her," said Ernie OSBORNE of his mother.
She is the original proprietor of The Jewel Box, located in the castle on River Road West, which is now operated by her grand_son, also named Ernie.
Mrs. OSBORNE and her husband, Ernie, opened their first store in Wasaga Beach in 1944.
It was the height of a new era of tourism in Wasaga Beach as soldiers, stationed at nearby Camp Borden, discovered the burgeoning resort town, which they visited while on leave.
"They were overwhelmed with how busy it was and how much the stuff they sold in the city was needed here," said Ernie,
His parents first visited Wasaga Beach as children in the 1920s. They both lived in Barrie and Ernie recounts stories he has heard about the trip taking six hours by car because of the limited speed of the early automobile, and road conditions which regularly caused flat tires.
His parents met in high school, were married and went to work their first retail jobs in Burlington.
Ernie said shortly after they borrowed money from his grandparents - Ernie and Edith OSBORNE - to open a store in Toronto.
They ended up operating several Toronto stores at once in the late 1950s.
Ernie said his parents loved to dance at the dance halls of the day - such as the Dardanella and Starlight Gardens (an outdoor dance floor) - where they danced while they were dating.
He said his parents would get in the odd night of dancing in the shoulder season, before their retail stores demanded long hours.
With staff operating the Toronto locations, eventually the family operated several 5 and 10 stores in Wasaga Beach - a type of variety store that sold everything from house wares to souvenirs.
Ernie said the main store (built in 1945) was located in the Main Street mall at the main beach. They also had one store at Balm Beach and one near 22nd Street.
Ernie said he has spent every summer of his life in Wasaga Beach but his parents took the whole family to Florida every winter. He said it was their chance for a getaway at the beach, a chance to relax and spend time with their children.
As a child, Ernie said he began the school year in Wasaga Beach, transferred to Toronto, then to Florida, then back to Toronto and transferred back to Wasaga Beach to finish out his year. He said he spent many evenings with the family preparing merchandise for sale.
Ernie said his parents were always working. His grandparents helped at the store too and a number of young women were brought in to work at the store as well. One of those young women who came on staff in 1964 was Elaine - Ernie's wife-to-be.
Elaine said about 35 people lived in 16 rooms on the second floor of the Main Street store. while Mr. OSBORNE made regular trips to Toronto to pick up merchandise, Mrs. OSBORNE's job was to look after the staff. She had to hire a cook to feed all the people who worked for them.
"The staff alone that they managed was amazing," said Elaine. "They were busy people."
"It was crazy," said Ernie.
Elaine and Ernie describe Mrs. OSBORNE as a fiercely hard-working woman who was tender but also strict and managerial when it came to the daily operation of her business.
"She could give you heck for something and when she was finished you were happy and you couldn't figure out why… one of those kinds of people," said Ernie.
Family members travelled to Florida for the cremation but there was no service.
Her husband Ernie OSBORNE, 92, lives in Hollywood Beach, Florida.
Ernie and Edna had four children; Ernie OSBORNE, Elaine CHILLMAN, Erene McWILLIAM, Erna DENNIS, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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DENNIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-21 published
NOTT, Shelley
Peacefully passed away on January 19, 2008. Loving wife of Rich VINEYARD. Beloved daughter of Marilyn, Robbie and Larry. Sadly missed by Alex CHEN, Aunt Helen, Uncle John, Lori and Steve DENNIS and many cousins, nieces, nephews and Friends. Shelley will also be greatly missed by Rush, Ray, Nancy, Sheila and all her Friends and associates in the entertainment industry. Family and Friends are invited to York Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Rd. (1 blk north of Sheppard, 1 blk west of Yonge) 416-221-3404 on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 for a visitation from 12: 00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. A celebration on Shelley's life will be held at 1: 00 p.m. A reception will follow. In memory of Shelley, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

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

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DENNIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-23 published
REILLY, Leonard McKenzie (1912-2008)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Jean and the late Beulah. Loved father of Lenore DEAVILLE and Lynne DENNIS and the late Lois KALYN. Step-father of Nick KUKULAN. Dear grandfather to Darcie, Denice, Deanne, Monique, Teri, Tom, Rick, Nancy, Laura and the late Colleen. Great-grandfather of Madeline, Elaine, Kim, Kate, David, Steve, Ashley and Stephen. Great-great-grandfather of Callie. Mr. REILLY represented the Eglinton Riding as an M.P.P. from 1962-1975 and later was Chairman of the Ontario Science Centre. He was well known as the owner of Reilly Lock. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 25. Service in the chapel on Monday, May 26 at 1 o'clock. In Leonard's memory, donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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