DEROCHES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-28 published
BAUMAN/BOWMAN, Eileen June (POCOCK)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Sunday April 27, 2008 after a valiant battle with cancer Mrs. Eileen June (POCOCK) BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Goderich in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Leonard BAUMAN/BOWMAN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Brian and Bonnie BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Goderich, Bruce and Brenda BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Holmesville, June and John DEROCHES of Crystal Falls and Byron and Joy BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Goderich. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Barry and Tarrin, Brian Jr. and Carrie, Richard and Ian BAUMAN/BOWMAN, Tarah and Brianne DOUGHTY and Brady and Haley BAUMAN/BOWMAN and by five great-grandchildren Emily, Aaron, Lincoln, Beth and Branden. Dear sister of Naida McCLINCHEY of Goderich and Herb and Joyce POCOCK of Alberta. Predeceased by one grand_son Aaron (1976). At Eileen's request cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. - Bluewater Chapel 201 Suncoast Drive East, Goderich on Tuesday April 29, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DEROND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
DEROND, Mathew
In his 52nd year, after a short battle with cancer on April 20, 2008. Loving husband of 28 years to Wendy. Devoted father of Becky (Ryan) BACK, Amy, Michelle, K.C. and Derek DEROND. Loving Opa of Kalib BACK. Predeceased by his father Marinus. Survived by his mother Paulina, and brothers and sisters Chris (Kelly), Wilma, Marty (Barb,) Diana (John,) and Richard (Tracey) DEROND. Brother-in-law to Debby (Ralph) MAIN. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. A drywall tradesman all his life, he got much joy out of his work and will be missed in his field. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Reverend Mark HOLLYWOOD officiating. In memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Glen Cairn Baptist Church would be appreciated.

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DEROND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
DEROND, Mathew
In his 52nd year, after a short battle with cancer on April 20, 2008. Loving husband of 28 years to Wendy. Devoted father of Becky (Ryan) BACK, Amy, Michelle, K.C. and Derek DEROND. Loving Opa of Kalib BACK. Predeceased by his father Marinus. Survived by his mother Paulina, and brothers and sisters Chris (Kelly), Wilma, Marty (Barb,) Diana (John,) and Richard (Tracey) DEROND. Brother-in-law to Debby (Ralph) MAIN. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. A drywall tradesman all his life, he got much joy out of his work and will be missed in his field. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Reverend Mark HOLLYWOOD officiating. In memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Glen Cairn Baptist Church would be appreciated.

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DEROO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-17 published
ROOKE, Isabelle
With hearts saddened by loss, but overflowing with beautiful memories, the family of Isabelle ROOKE announce her peaceful passing, surrounded by her loving family, in the Serenity Room at Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Saturday evening March 15, 2008 in her 91st year. Predeceased by her loving husband Lawrence (1982), her son Glen and an infant son. Isabelle will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her children Gene ROOKE of Dereham Centre, Joan McQUIGGIN and her husband Robert of Springford. Blessed with warm thoughts and great memories that came from the special time we shared are her grandchildren David McQUIGGIN and his wife Katherine, Robert McQUIGGIN, Susan DEROO and her husband Patrick, all of Otterville, Paul McQUIGGIN and his wife Christie of Blair. Special memories of Great-grandma are held dear by her beloved great-grandchildren Ashley and Grant McQUIGGIN, Alex and Katie McQUIGGIN and Gordon DEROO. Survived by her brothers Terrence, Harold and Arthur BUTLER. Predeceased by her siblings Phyllis COLE, George and Walter BUTLER. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Delmer Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Maple Manor Serenity Room, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice. "Do not mourn for me, for I have not left you. Look in the eyes of my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and you will find me there" Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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DERRA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-12 published
FRASCATI- LOCHHEAD, Rev. Dr. Marta (formerly DERRA, née FRASCATI)
Marta is predeceased by her father Piero FRASCATI, and her husbands Walter DERRA and David Morgan LOCHHEAD. She is survived by her daughter Francesca DERRA, mother Nicla FRASCATI, sister Liana SAMMARTINO, and brother Pier Luigi FRASCATI.
Marta was born in Livorno, Italy on April 16th 1953. In Livorno, she received her Diploma in Education at the Instituto Magistrale. She received further training in Education at the Faculty of Pedagogy of the University of Florence. Marta followed her family and immigrated to Canada with her daughter in 1975. After a number of years spent in Alaska, she and her daughter settled in Vancouver in 1984. Marta studied at the Vancouver School of Theology, where she received a Master of Divinity in 1988. In that same year she joined the United Church of Canada, following a strong call to the ministry. In 1990 she received a Master of Theology. In 1991 she was ordained minister. In 1994, she received a doctorate in the Philosophy of Religion from the University of McGill in Montreal.
Marta served a number of parishes in the church. She served as minister on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, and in Howick, Quebec. Most recently she had served as the Westminster Pastoral Charge in The Pas, Manitoba. Marta had also been the Director of Pastoral Care at Fair Haven United Church Homes in Burnaby and Vancouver, and was recently the Corrections Chaplain in The Pas. Marta had also been a professor of Theology at St. Andrew's College, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
All through her life, Marta remained close to her Catholic spirituality. In the later years, Marta returned to the Catholic Communion.
Marta believed that she had received a great gift to be able to know in depth two great traditions like the Catholic and the Protestant. She believed in Ecumenicism.
Ut Omnes Unum Sit
That All Become One
Words cannot express the profound effect she had on the lives of many people. She was adored, beloved, and cherished. She was an intelligent, passionate, thoughtful and generous person. She had the most beautiful smile and infectious laugh. Marta will be deeply missed by her Friends and colleagues, but especially by her family and her devoted and loving daughter, Francesca. She will not be forgotten and will be in our hearts and minds forever.
She died at 6: 10 p.m. on March 7, 2008 after a six year struggle with ovarian cancer. Her funeral will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Ladner, British Columbia on Wednesday, March 12th at 10: 00 a.m., Fr. Michael Martell and Rev. Brian Burke presiding.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the British Columbia Cancer Society: http://donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/Marta.frascati-Lochhead
Walkey and Company Funeral Director 604-738-0006

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DERSTINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-25 published
DERSTINE, Clayton Kolb
Our friend, husband and father died on Good Friday at Toronto Western Hospital. Clay would have liked to have been remembered both as a writer and as a pioneer in establishing French public schools in Toronto. Clay wrote throughout his life (including book reviews for The Globe and Mail) but his magnum opus is his book Treegodspace. Clay believed in multi-culturalism and in Canadians speaking both official languages, and was active in left-wing politics. He devoted his considerable talent and energy to working to establish a French public school system in Toronto, and the success that system is now enjoying is due in no small part to his efforts.
Clay was born in 1928 to Mary Elizabeth Kolb DERSTINE and Bishop C.F. DERSTINE of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Clay grew up in Kitchener and was a football star at Kitchener Collegiate Institute and Waterloo Lutheran. He came to Toronto to do graduate studies, but fled to Paris, where he sought to come to terms with the divergence between many of society's values and his own. He taught himself French from Friends, books and the street, and worked at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. He returned to Canada in 1958, met and married Joyce CARTER, his love and companion for the next 50 years. Their son is Dirk DERSTINE of Toronto. Clay was also blessed with a daughter, Julie SAAVEDRA, born in France. He also leaves his daughter-in-law Jennifer PENMAN, his son-in-law Téo SAAVEDRA and his grandchildren Madeleine, Benjamin, Lou and Atina. His brother John and sisters Ruth, Yvonne and Grace will all miss him as will their families and the rest of his large family.
Clay was a believer in wonder, joy and close observation triumphing over order-mongering and those who define interest, profit and riches in money. We loved him and we are all blessed by his memory and example, while poorer for his absence. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, April 6 at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, Toronto, at 5 p.m. until whenever.

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DERSTINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-28 published
DERSTINE, Clayton Kolb
Our friend, husband and father died on Good Friday at Toronto Western Hospital. Clay would have liked to have been remembered both as a writer and as a pioneer in establishing French public schools in Toronto. Clay wrote throughout his life (including book reviews for The Globe and Mail) but his magnum opus is his book Treegodspace. Clay believed in multi-culturalism and in Canadians speaking both official languages, and was active in left-wing politics. He devoted his considerable talent and energy to working to establish a French public school system in Toronto, and the success that system is now enjoying is due in no small part to his efforts.
Clay was born in 1928 to Mary Elizabeth Kolb DERSTINE and Bishop C.F. DERSTINE of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Clay grew up in Kitchener and was a football star at Kitchener Collegiate Institute and Waterloo Lutheran. He came to Toronto to do graduate studies, but fled to Paris, where he sought to come to terms with the divergence between many of society's values and his own. He taught himself French from Friends, books and the street, and worked at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. He returned to Canada in 1958, met and married Joyce CARTER, his love and companion for the next 50 years. Their son is Dirk DERSTINE of Toronto. Clay was also blessed with a daughter, Julie SAAVEDRA, born in France. He also leaves his daughter-in-law Jennifer PENMAN, his son-in-law Téo SAAVEDRA and his grandchildren Madeleine, Benjamin, Lou and Atina. His brother John and sisters Ruth, Yvonne and Grace will all miss him as will their families and the rest of his large family.
Clay was a believer in wonder, joy and close observation triumphing over order-mongering and those who define interest, profit and riches in money. We loved him and we are all blessed by his memory and example, while poorer for his absence. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, April 6 at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, Toronto, at 5 p.m. until whenever.

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DERSTINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-30 published
Rebellious writer returned from Paris and helped install French in Toronto schools
Raised on the Sawdust Trail, he learned oratory from his bishop father but strayed far from his religious roots
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- When Clayton DERSTINE was 9, he joined his father on the Sawdust Trail, a trek across the Deep South made by Christian evangelists during the Depression. C.F. DERSTINE, a Mennonite bishop from Kitchener, Ontario, headlined for Billy Graham while his son ran errands inside the crowded tents. Clay listened to his father preach to hardbitten farmers, sometimes for up to five hours at a time, and learned some of his oratory skills.
Years later, Mr. DERSTINE put those skills to work in a campaign of his own - an effort to have French-language education taught in Toronto's public schools. In the process, he discovered a style of proselytizing much more to his liking.
Mr. DERSTINE helped create the first French public school in Toronto. He also chaired the Toronto Board of Education's French language advisory committee, was instrumental in creating the Francophone Educational Planning Council for the Toronto Region, and co-ordinated the Ontario Coalition for Language Rights. The impact of his vision and the breadth of his labour is still felt in several Toronto communities.
Clayton DERSTINE was the oldest child born to Bishop DERSTINE's Canadian family and Mary Elizabeth KOLB. It was his father's second family - he had previously had three children with a first wife in Pennsylvania. His mother kept strictly to her tasks at the church but later in life was sometimes seen loosening her kerchief and cruising down the streets of Kitchener in a black car. Clayton was a bright boy but couldn't keep his mind on his lessons. He slid into all kinds of mischief - a rough beginning for a boy whose father had penned well-thumbed sermons with the titles "The path to noble manhood" and "Hell's playground: theatres and movies."
During Bishop DERSTINE's revival meetings, one of Clay's jobs was to lean across a five-foot wooden scroll and wind it along, displaying the images as his father told the Mennonite history of the world. After the meetings, devout women who had stood in the hot sun all day prepared supper for them, sometimes dripping sweat into the mashed potatoes. Clay didn't like that too much - he politely asked for a couple of boiled eggs and peeled the shells himself. A rebel from the start, he continued on this path and later exhibited some particularly curious eccentricities, drawing him far from his rural, religious roots.
He was a football hero during high school, a force to be feared on the field. But he was a bookish jock, preferring Dickens and Descartes over retelling stories from the game. His yearbook included comments about his tackling and running, as well as how he tended to "sling around a mean vocabulary."
In 1949, after graduating from Waterloo Lutheran University (later Wilfred Laurier) with a degree in English literature, he went to graduate school at the University of Toronto, studying under Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan. He spent hours at the Royal York Hotel's King Cole Room, discussing great shifts in intellectual thought with his mentors and fellow protégés. These conversations became a launching pad for him as a thinker and a writer. His problem was that his intellect and ambition never quite met up with a solid body of discipline. As a writer, he was often mired in esoteric dreaming. He dropped out of school in 1951 and looked for the cheapest route to Paris.
For the next seven years, he lived in a tiny top-floor garret with a view of Notre Dame, no doubt aware of the cliché but succumbing to its charms regardless. He surrounded himself with Scotch, cigarettes and a steady supply of black notebooks, in which he inked his impressions of the city. If he wasn't in his room writing, he was in cafés discovering the particular flavours of French society, and sometimes sponging work off his new Friends. He was an office boy for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for a few years, then hired to do translations. If the French words didn't come easily enough, he'd pop into Café de Flore on Boulevard Saint-Germain to swallow un petit jaune (pastis) and ask someone to help fill in the blanks.
During this period, he dated Mariel CLARMONT, a Parisian he met in one of the cafés. She gave birth to their daughter, Julie, just before he returned to Canada in 1958. Mr. DERSTINE held Julie at birth but then did not see her again until she turned 21, by agreement with Mariel.
In the meantime, Mr. DERSTINE returned home to life in the basement of his parents' Kitchener home. It wasn't long before he met and fell in love with Joyce CARTER, a young reporter at the Record newspaper. The couple moved to Toronto, where Ms. CARTER went to work for The Globe and Mail. After they had lived together for a few years, they were married by Bishop DERSTINE in their living room, his hands shaking so much from Parkinson's disease that he could hardly hold the Bible. His son reached out and took his father's hand to steady it.
In 1965, their son Dirk was born and Mr. DERSTINE became a stay-at-home father, a rarity then. He also worked as a freelancer, consulting with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on a series about Mennonite history and writing book reviews for The Globe. He also kept busy working on Treegodspace, a memoir loosely based on his Paris notebooks.
"This book is written mostly either from a sofa just inside the window, or from a canvas chaise, shuffled regularly to follow the sun's patches across the lawn. If it's 3 p.m. I'm beside the lilies," he wrote. In this dense, impressionistic book, Mr. DERSTINE embarked on a journey to see where he would wind up - as he put it, "To see the macrocosm in the microcosm."
He was deeply committed to his writing project and continued, season after season, pumping out the words, certain that he'd eventually find an appreciative audience. He once left the manuscript on Dennis Lee's doorstep, hoping the Toronto writer would find it a good home. But after repeated rejections from publishers, Mr. DERSTINE mourned for a while, then bounced back with a new vigour for an old passion: the French language.
Inspired by Pierre Trudeau's move toward bilingualism and multiculturalism, Mr. DERSTINE also believed strongly in Canadians speaking both official languages. But during the late 1970s, Toronto students could immerse themselves in French only at expensive private schools or through the separate school system.
Mr. DERSTINE set about finding a more inclusive solution. In 1972, he helped create the first French public school in Toronto, École Gabrielle-Roy, named after the Manitoba writer. Five years later, Mr. DERSTINE was involved in forming a French secondary-school module at Jarvis Collegiate. Beginning in 1977, he served for eight years as vice-chair and then chair of the French Language Advisory Committee at the Toronto School Board.
"Clay was one of those unique individuals," said Tony SILIPO, a trustee on the Toronto School Board in the early 1990s and another member of the committee. "As an anglophone parent, he was one of the most fervent proponents of French-language education in the city. He lived it. He believed in it so strongly."
According to Pat Case, who also served on the board, Mr. DERSTINE was a strong proponent of multiculturalism who threw in his lot with the other minority communities seeking recognition to "come in from the margins." French wasn't just for Quebeckers, he understood, but for immigrants from countries such as Haiti, Senegal and the Ivory Coast.
In the late 1980s, the paradigm shifted. French school boards replaced the advisory board; Mr. DERSTINE served on the new body until he was defeated at the polls in 1992. From that point on, his world mostly consisted of life in a West Toronto neighbourhood, where neighbours would spot him reading the morning paper on his front porch or walking his dog with a crusty baguette tucked under his arm.
Clayton DERSTINE was born July 1, 1928, in Kitchener, Ontario He died March 21, 2008, in Toronto after a stroke. He was 79. He is survived by wife, Joyce CARTER, and children Dirk DERSTINE, of Toronto, and Julie SAAVEDRA, of Paris.

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DERUELLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-22 published
DERUELLE, George
In loving memory of a dear father and husband, George, who passed away June 22nd, 2007. "Never more than a memory away" Sadly missed by your son Dan and your wife Murielle.

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DERYCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
KONING, Jack
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, April 19, 2008 Jack KONING of Lambeth went to be with his Lord in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Martha KONING (1999.) Loving father of Tina and John DERYCK of Chatham, Joanne and Martin KUSTERS of Putnam, Veronica and Tim O'BRIEN of Dorchester, Peter and Marlene of Lambeth, Mike and Elizabeth of London, Jack and Tracey of London, Robert of London, Richard and Jenna of London and Jason and Corry of Burlington. Cherished Opa of 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Vroon SCHOUTEN, Corry BLAAUW, Piet and Truus KONING, all of Holland. Loving brother-in-law of Annie KONING of Australia. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Piet and Catharina KONING, his brother Dirk, sister Jo BESSELING and his infant daughter Antonia. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. then to Saint_Justin's Roman Catholic Church where the Celebration of Jack's Life will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Father Mark POULIN celebrating. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre gratefully acknowledged. On-line condolences and donations are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca.

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