DES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-21 published
BENBOW, George T.
At home, on Wednesday, March 19th, 2008, Mr. George T. BENBOW of London in his 78th year. Loving husband and best friend of Carolyn McGRENERE. Much loved Dad of Joanna (Dave FERGUSON,) Geoff (Maria HAINES), Erica (Brian DES ROCHES), Janice McGRENERE (Steve OUELLET,) Mark McGRENERE (Sarah) and Grandpa to Emily, Ashley, Andrew, Michael, Grace, Owen, Krista, Keeley and Cavan. Dear brother to Cynthia FITCH, Dick BENBOW (Suzanne) and brother-in-law to Enid and Joan and John MARCIN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service which will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of George are asked to consider the Victorian Order of Nurses, Canadian Cancer Society or the London Health Sciences Foundation - Patient Care. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DESA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-03 published
Friends until the end
By Joe BELANGER, Fri., July 4, 2008
Strathroy -- Dan MEDEIROS and Jon DESA did almost everything together, including graduating from high school last week.
Now, tragically, the two 17-year-olds -- best Friends -- will be buried on the same day.
Their joint funeral tomorrow will bring together family and Friends of the Strathroy teens killed in a two-car crash Wednesday night that sent two other people to hospital, including their 18-year-old pal Brian COSTA, who was driving the car in which the two youths died.
"They were just awesome young adults," said principal Dan HOWARD of Holy Cross Catholic secondary school, where a memorial service is scheduled today at 11 a.m. "Last week, I gave both of them their diplomas," HOWARD said. "This is a very good community and they were part of it."
Shock and sadness ripped through the heart of the tight-knit town of 12,000, as news of the tragedy spread.
The young men were killed instantly in a two-car crash on Hickory Drive near McEvoy Road about 10: 30 p.m.
COSTA, also of Strathroy, was in serious but stable condition at London Health Sciences Centre.
The other car driver, a woman whose name wasn't released, was taken to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and kept for observation. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but Strathroy-Caradoc police said alcohol was not a factor.
It was raining heavily at the time, police said, when the east-bound COSTA car went out of control near a curve and collided with the other car, which was travelling west.
"You couldn't ask for two better guys," said Brad LALICH, who went to school with MEDEIROS and DESA and worked with MEDEIROS at a construction recycling company.
He described both his Friends as "very hard-working guys" who had after-school and summer jobs.
"Both were happy, happy guys," said LALICH. " Dan was always smiling, and if you ever needed to be picked up because you were having a bad day, Dan could do it."
Earlier, the three Friends had been at the home of Jonathan MONIZ, 15, and were on their way home when the crash occurred. "They were great guys -- amazing guys -- who lived life to the fullest," said a saddened MONIZ, 15.
HOWARD said counsellors were to be at the school today at 9 a.m. to help any students or staff.
"I can't say enough about those boys," he said. "They contributed to the school and the community. This is a very close community and everyone knows everyone and everyone knew these boys. They will be missed very much."
Teacher and athletics director Pat Moran, who taught both students in Grades 9 and 10, said they loved soccer and shop classes, such is auto mechanics and construction.
"It's a big shock to this community," said MORAN. " They got along with everybody."
DESA is survived by his parents, John and Lisa, and two sisters, Monique and Mackenzie.
MEDEIROS is survived by his parents, John and Darlene, and sister Amanda.
Visitation is at Denning Brothers Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a funeral tomorrow at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 124 Front St. E., in Strathroy at 11 a.m.

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

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DESA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
DESA, Jonathan Joseph
The family of the late Jonathan Joseph DESA with to express their heartfelt appreciation to all those who acknowledged the sudden and tragic passing of their son. We are truly touched by the generous outpouring of love and support from family, Friends, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School community, and the community as a whole. Words cannot express our gratitude for the many acts of kindness sympathy cards, memorial donations, mass cards, funeral home visits, beautiful floral tributes, home visits, phone calls and gifts of food that were brought to our homes, funeral home, and the Portuguese Canadian Club. We were especially moved by the overwhelming presence of those who walked along side us in honoring Jonathan's memories at the funeral. We were sincerely grateful to those who made the funeral a beautiful celebration of his life; namely Fr. LUCIO and co-celebrants Fr. Luiz CARLOS, Fr. MOKLER and Fr. MURPHY; musicians, vocalists, and the Youth Choir; the organizers who ensured that those who could not be with us in the main church, were still able to see the Mass via video feed. The professionalism and guidance provided by the staff of Denning Bros. Funeral Home and the Portuguese Canadian Club were also greatly appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to the courageous, caring, and efficient staff of the Strathroy Caradoc Police Department, Thames Valley Emergency Medical Services, and the Emergency Staff at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Many thanks to all the pallbearers for their strength and support in our times of sadness. To all the youth who made the memorial site and the wonderful photo collage for our family, we thank you for the memories and you sincere concern for our families. We were very blessed with the short life of Jonathan. He has forever enriched and touched our lives, and for all those who enriched and touched his life. We Thank You. Our lives will forever be touched by all your kindness. God Bless. John and Lisa DESA and daughters Monique and Mackenzie DESA.

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DESAULNIERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-16 published
DESAULNIERS, G.E., M.D.
Dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away on May 16, 2000 Still fresh and daily in our thoughts, You are with us here, In a different form. In death, we found the space For deeper intimacy. Sadly missed and always loved by those you love: Mary, Jean-Paul, Michael, Paulina, Sebastian and Amelia.

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DESAULNIERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-07 published
HEANS, Kenneth Walter
Suddenly on Monday, May 5, 2008 in his 91st year. Born in New Brunswick on June 26, 1917, Ken led an active life of military service, work in the volunteer and public sectors as well as hours of volunteerism. Ken enlisted with the Corps of Military Staff Clerks Canadian Army in 1940, rising to the rank of Major. He served overseas with the 23rd Self-Propelled Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery with the 4th Canadian Division and was wounded in action just one week prior to the termination of hostilities. Ken continued to serve in the armed forces both at home and abroad. From 1955 to 1956, he was in Vietnam with the Truce Commission of the United Nations. This was followed by postings in New Brunswick, Petawawa and Fort Churchill. In addition to a number of medals already received, he was awarded The Canadian Forces Declaration and Bar prior to his retirement from the Armed Forces in 1976, with the designation and rank of Major. Ken was proud to follow in the footsteps of his father's distinguished Masonic careers, beginning with his initiation into St. Andrew's Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 569 in Ottawa in 1954. He was Past Master, Zetland Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 326 G.R.C. (now Zetland Wilson Lodge A.F.& a.m. No. 86 G.R.C.) and served the office of Worshipful Master 1974 and 2000. Ken celebrated fifty years, a member of the Masonic fraternity in 2004. He was an active member of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada; appointed Director First Aid, Valley of Toronto 2003. He served as member of First Aid Team Moore Sovereign Consistory, Hamilton, Ontario from 1998 to 2003. Ken was coroneted Honorary Inspector General 33° A. and A.S.R. September 2007. He was also an active member of York Rite Freemasonry: member, Victoria Chapter No. 205 Royal Arch Masons. Founding member and original First Principal, Fort Prince of Wales Chapter No 20 Royal Arch Masons, Province of Manitoba; appointed Very Excellent Companion in 1964. He was the Royal and Select Master, The Council of Cryptic Rite Masons of Canada and Knights Templar, Ottawa Preceptory No. 32 Member Red Cross of Constantine, Holy Land Conclave No. 3, The Masonic and Military Orders of the Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine, KHS and Saint_John the Evangelist Grand Imperial Conclave of Canada. Ken was a dedicated volunteer with Saint_John Ambulance where he achieved the rank of Commander of the Order of Saint_John. He also volunteered for years with the Heart and Stroke Foundation - one of the first cardio-pulmonary resuscitation instructor-trainers in Ontario. Ken is predeceased by his wives, Mary Anita MARTIN and Helen Orr SMITH; daughter, Elizabeth PARKINSON and grand_son, Darrell HEANS. He is survived by his sisters, Helen HAMILTON, Elizabeth MacFARLANE and Mildred STEEVES; his son, Donald (Florette) and their children, Derek and Veronica, and great-grandchildren James HEANS, Jesse HEANS, Jacob DESAULNIERS, Nolan CURRIE and Wesley CURRIE, Andrew PARKINSON (Lesley), Daphne CLARK (Kyle) and Rachel LOVELL (John;) great-great-grandchildren, Steven Elton, Trevor Kenneth, Melissa Meghan, Miranda Lyn, Katie Elizabeth and Jacob Darwin. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 9. A Masonic Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, May 10 at 10: 30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 11 o'clock. Cremation. Reception to follow. If desired, the family requests donations be made to Saint_John Ambulance, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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DESAUTELS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-26 published
STEEP, Vanita
At Gateway Haven Nursing Home, Wiarton, Ontario, on Sunday, June 22, 2008, Vanita STEEP in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert STEEP (1992.) Dear mother of Donald STEEP and his wife Judy of Kitchener, Robert STEEP and his wife Shirley of Mount Brydges, Marilyn DESAUTELS and her husband Darryl of Owen Sound and Marjorie McCALLUM and her husband Neil of Wiarton. Dear sister of Marjorie GRAHAM of Sarnia. Survived by twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Lucille WARDELL of Strathroy. Cremation. A Memorial service will be conducted at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses: in Wiarton, Ontario on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Eldon AMOROSO officiating. Memorial donations to Gateway Haven, Wiarton, Ontario or to the Wiarton Kingdom Hall would be appreciated. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth 519-652-2020 in care of arrangements.

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DESAUTELS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-25 published
STEEP, Vanita
At Gateway Haven Nursing Home, Wiarton, Ontario, on Sunday, June 22, 2008, Vanita STEEP in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert STEEP (1992.) Dear mother of Donald STEEP and his wife Judy of Kitchener, Robert STEEP and his wife Shirley of Mount Brydges, Marilyn DESAUTELS and her husband Darryl of Owen Sound and Marjorie McCALLUM and her husband Neil of Wiarton. Dear sister of Marjorie GRAHAM of Sarnia. Survived by twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Lucille WARDELL of Strathroy. Cremation. A Memorial service will be conducted at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses: in Wiarton, Ontario on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Eldon AMOROSO officiating. Memorial donations to Gateway Haven, Wiarton, Ontario or to the Wiarton Kingdom Hall would be appreciated. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth 519-652-2020 in care of arrangements.

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DESBARATS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
DESBARATS- SCHÖNBAUM, Doctor Marie-Louise (née DESBARATS)
Dr. Marie-Louise DESBARATS- SCHÖNBAUM escaped peacefully from the ravages of a lengthy illness on the evening of 27 February 2008, at the Zorghotel in Veghel near her home in Venhorst, the Netherlands. Marie-Louise (née DESBARATS) was a scientist educated in the biomedical sciences at McGill University (B.Sc. '42, M. Sc. '53) in her hometown of Montréal, and at the University of Utrecht (Ph. D. '70) in the Netherlands. She was somewhat of a pioneer, one of only two women in a class of 29 obtaining an M. Sc. in biochemistry. She and her husband Doctor Eduard SCHÖNBAUM (died December 2000) began their life-long involvement in biomedical research and teaching at the University of Toronto, continuing in Holland for the last 35 years, where Marie-Louise applied her talents to scientific writing, editing and translating even into the last year before her death. She valued clear thinking, detested fuss, and encouraged the younger generation to develop their potential through education. She was well-travelled and cosmopolitan, but also created a cozy home alive with her beloved kitties and enchanted garden and woodland, where visitors were always welcome. She will be remembered for the warmth of her hospitality, her love of music, her prolific sewing, and for her independent, curious and often humorous outlook on life. She will be missed by her many Friends, brothers Jean and Ned, sisters-in-law Aileen DESBARATS, Francine DESBARATS, Meg DESBARATS and Rickje SCHÖNBAUM, and by her many nieces, nephews and god-children.

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DESBARATS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-02 published
OVERDUIN, Hendrik " Henry"
Journalist, academic, Internet pioneer, poet, husband, father, grandfather. Born March 23, 1942, in Franeker, Holland. Died February 10 in London, Ontario, of lung cancer, aged 65.
By Peter DESBARATS, Page L6
Like many journalists of his time, Henry OVERDUIN was a drinker and a smoker.
Like all too many of them, he developed throat cancer by the time he was in his mid-40s. But Henry was luckier than most. Although his doctors urged excision of his vocal cords, Henry chose radiation and won, at least for a time.
His prize, won with help also from Alcoholics Anonymous, was several additional decades of doing what he enjoyed most - journalism, research, teaching at universities in Canada and the United States, and other wide-ranging interests including a pioneering role at the very beginning of videotex in Canada; or, as we would now describe it, the Internet.
"The ominous shadow slithered into my X-ray machine on a day
"When the parking lots were mush and the sidewalks icy&hellip
"The grapefruit-size mass pushing hard into the trachea's path
"And that left the surgeon's knife helpless against the tumor's wrath."
It was typical of Henry to report in this fashion on his last assignment. Journalism was his favourite "beat" during the first half of his life, starting on the Times-Journal of his hometown, Saint Thomas, Ontario. It led him to Windsor, Ontario, Yellowknife, the Montreal Gazette and the Montreal Star before bringing him to the doorstep of Western's graduate school of journalism in London, Ontario.
There, he pioneered the development of what was then called "on-screen print" or "videotex." One of his projects involved turning television screens in farmhouses in Western Canada into display terminals for agricultural information.
Unable to find work in Canada after earning his doctorate in philosophy at Western in 1991, Henry moved to the United States, where he directed journalism programs at Texas A&M University and McNeese State University in Louisiana.
Plans for an orderly retirement were interrupted in 2005 when Hurricane Rita smashed the home that Henry and his second wife, Dee, had purchased in Louisiana. They returned to London several years ago, and Henry continued work on a book about the existence of the soul and began to rebuild the $20,000 library that had been lost in the hurricane. He was diagnosed with lung cancer last December.
"Yet now we face this cancer foe again and with much deeper fear
"Nourished by age and finding little sense of calling or vocation
"That would give meaning to my prayers and meditations
"Into the very possibility of soul and self in a material world."
Peter DESBARATS is Henry's friend.

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DESBIENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
STEEVES, Simone
We would like, at this time, to extend our deepest gratitude to all our neighbours, Friends relatives, and co-workers of Community Care Therapy, for their expressions of sympathy and comfort in the recent passing of our Mother, Simone. To the staff of Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, Doctor Favot, Doctor Tan, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit staff, and Olivia HEFNER, Lay Chaplain, our sincere thanks for the care our Mother received and the compassion shown to our family. A special thank you to Peggy and Andy McFADDEN, who stepped in to help with our grandchildren. Fran GROULX, for helping with meals, the ladies of Emmanuel Worship Committee, for helping with the luncheon following our Mother's service, and our Minister, Linda BLAIR for her compassion, calmness, and organization in planning our mother's tribute service, Koolini's for catering a great meal on such short notice, and finally thank you to Carolyn at Salon V. We were so grateful to the many family and Friends that came from Toronto, Stoney Creek, Port Dover, Port Ryerse, Brantford, Paris and London for the service. Your presence there meant so very much to us. Thank you for the beautiful floral arrangements, fruit baskets, gifts of food, cards and donations to Emmanuel United Church. Thank you to the Community Care Access Centre, especially Case Manager, Fay LAWN for her support over the last year. It meant so much to Mom to continue living independently in her own home. Thank you to Dijana PANZALOVIC, Occupational Therapist, with Community Care Therapy, for her many suggestions and implementations, making Mom's life safe and manageable in her own home. Thank you to Com Care Personal Support Workers, Heather BUTT, and Debbie CÔTÉ and St. Elizabeth Nurse, Judy SIMS. A very special thank you to Pauline and Al BRKOVICH, Andrea and Chris OSBORNE, and Val and Stephane DESBIENS, who welcomed Mom, (Danda's Sweetheart), into their family with kindness, compassion and love during their 11 year "courtship". Pauline, in this long year since Danda passed, Mom looked forward to your continued visits, meals and phone calls. They were appreciated more than you can know by Mom and us. Finally thank you to the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home, especially Hector AUDETTE, for his guidance and going above and beyond his role as Funeral Director and taking care of even the smallest of details to ensure that Mother's service was perfect. Launa and Ken GROULX, Jody STEEVES and Kirt STEEVES.

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DESBIENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-09 published
WOOD, Edward Gillen
Ed passed away peacefully at his home in Picton, Ontario, on April 6, 2008. Born on February 4, 1940 in Ottawa. He was the son of the late Edward Irving WOOD and Barbara Foster WOOD (nee GILLEN) formerly of Belleville, Ontario. Ed is survived by his three daughters Taylor (Craig WALSH) Whistler, British Columbia, Andrea EDWARDS (Mike) and Samantha both of Ottawa and their mother Ann of Picton and Mont Tremblant, Québec. Ed also leaves behind his sister Suzanne EASTWOOD of Ottawa, Ontario, nephews Mike and David, niece Christine (DESBIENS) and their children. Ed co-existed with cancer for 3 years and for the most part it was good times spent with family, travelling with his special friend Carol and generally making a nuisance of himself with the wonderful staff of the oncology unit at Kingston General Hospital. The family thanks them all for their dedication and incredible patience. Ed was a graduate of St. Andrews College and a non-graduate of other places of higher learning. His talents were finally recognized by the broadcasting industry where he enjoyed 3 decades of hard work, Friends and fellowship. As per his wishes, there will be a private family service followed by an Irish Wake to celebrate his wonderful life. Please join us at the Waring House in Picton, Ontario, on Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 12-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in his name to: University Hospitals Kingston Foundation in support of the cancer centre @ Kingston General Hospital 613-549-5452 or www.uhkf.ca.

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DESBRISAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-23 published
NORRIS, Graham Gilbert
Graham was born March 8, 1965 in London, Ontario. He died tragically on February 19, 2008 after a fall while skiing with family and Friends. Graham is survived by his loving wife Martine and cherished children Jonathan, Phillipe and Claudia; his father Josiah NORRIS and five siblings: Anne HOUSSER, Trish DESBRISAY, David NORRIS, Barb POYNTON and Heather McGEAN. Predeceased by his mother Rosamond NORRIS in 2005. Graham loved kite boarding, wind surfing, squash and skiing. He was an optimistic, successful entrepreneur; a man of integrity who made Friends easily. 'Keep Smiling'. A Service of Celebration was held Friday, February 22 in Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cordova Bay Soccer Assoc., www.cordovabay.org or Graham Norris Foundation, www.grahamnorris.org

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DESCHAMPS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-20 published
DESCHAMPS, Leo Alexander
At Grey-Bruce Health Services in Southampton, on Saturday, May 17th, 2008, at the age of 76 years, Leo DESCHAMPS of Port Elgin. Beloved husband of the former Patricia MOORE. Father of Leo and Shelley of British Columbia, Timothy of Southampton, Dennis of Paisley, Sandra and Ray of Cambridge, Janice and her husband Dave COOK of Paisley, and Heather SEAHAVER of Port Elgin, Grandpa to Alacea, Ami, Kristopher, Jessica, Melissa, Caitlyn, Kurtis, Toni, Kyle, Jaymie, Samantha and Catherine, Great-grandpa of Maya, Luke H., Sarah and Luke. Brother of Joan and her husband Chuck SCHOOLEY of Crystal Beach, Shirley and her husband Mike KOWALIK of Guelph, Thelma and her husband Walter CROZIER of Fort Erie, Ronnie of Crystal Beach, Denzil and his wife Sally of Port Colborne, Barb and her husband Ellis STOUGHTON of Crystal Beach, Bernie and his friend Sharon BAUNTROG of Cambridge, Rene and his wife Pauline of Caledonia, Linda LEGAULT and her partner Roger BARTHE of Niagara Falls, and Michael and his partner Joanne GIBBS of Hamilton. Surviving also is one sister-in-law Rita DESCHAMPS of Buffalo, New York. Predeceased by his parents Leandre and Sarah (Sadie) DESCHAMPS, and by his brothers Desi and Wilmer. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Elgin on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter MEYER officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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DESCHAMPS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-01-27 published
Sparks lit way for many
Mourners share stories of two Lambton teens killed in a car crash.
By Shawn JEFFORDS, Sun Media, Sun., January 27, 2008
Sarnia -- Vanessa CRAWFORD and Brianne DESCHAMPS were remembered yesterday by grieving family members, Friends and hundreds from the community as two sparks extinguished far too soon.
Mourners crammed into St. Luke's United Church for CRAWFORD's funeral, while many of the same people packed the Smith Funeral Home later in the afternoon to attend the funeral for DESCHAMPS.
The 19-year-old girls, who grew up together in Lambton County, died Wednesday in a crash in Ottawa that also killed Mark MacDONALD of Arnprior.
All three attended Carleton University. Mourners from across the province made the trip for both funerals.
"Today we think of Vanessa, Brianne and Mark," said Rev. Stephen SAVEL, who presided over the funeral for DESCHAMPS. " Their lives had hardly begun and then were so quickly and tragically ended."
At St. Luke's church, mourners overflowed into the basement, while others stood along the wall in the church sanctuary to hear Rev. Connie ELLIS.
"In the short time that Vanessa was with us, she learned all of the important lessons about life and love and what really mattered," ELLIS said.
CRAWFORD's family gathered before the service, crying and hugging one another.
Her father, Lee, held a pair of crimson dance slippers in one hand and his wife Annette's hand in the other as the couple made their way into the church.
Friend after friend rose to tell stories of CRAWFORD's adventures.
She was remembered as an accomplished dancer, daring skydiver and good friend.
"We shared everything, clothes and secrets," said her friend Laura TAILOR/TAYLOR. " You shared your dad's sense of adventure and your mom's love of life."
A light snow fell as pall bearers carried CRAWFORD's casket past an honour guard of dozens of dancers from the Shirley Schram School of Dance. Many wept and held each other for support as they placed single red roses on the casket.
At DESCHAMPS' funeral, mourners packed a hallway and the funeral home's main foyer to hear the service. She was remembered as "an old soul" who lived life "in double time."
Her younger sister Brooke told mourners when the two were younger, Brianne would share her bed when Brooke awoke from a nightmare.
"She would hug me tight and tell me everything was going to be all right," she said. "She was my role model, my hero and my best friend."
DESCHAMPS' father Steve shared an e-mail she had sent him shortly before the crash. She jokingly referred to herself as "Bri-Diddy" and promised to pay her parents back if they lent her money to buy shoes for a ball at Carleton.
"Bri, we miss you so damn much," he said, his voice cracking. "We will hold you in our hearts forever."

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DESCHAMPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-24 published
Risky intersection claims three Carleton Friends
Police trying to figure out what happened in crash that also injured two other students, one critically
By Gloria GALLOWAY with a report from staff at The Charlatan, the newspaper at Carleton University, Page A9
Ottawa -- Brianne DESCHAMPS and Vanessa CRAWFORD joked about how close they were by listing themselves as "married" on their Facebook profiles.
The two bubbly and intelligent girls from Southwestern Ontario had a lot in common.
They lived in small towns, went to the same country high school, and headed off to Carleton University in Ottawa to experience the heady freedom of undergraduate life.
The final chapter of their tight-knit relationship was written early yesterday when they died, along with their friend Mark MacDONALD, in a crash that left his sport utility vehicle a tangled hulk of dark metal.
"They were just great girls. They were just absolutely wonderful," said Denise SYER, who went to high school with the two 19-year-olds in Petrolia, east of Sarnia. Ms. SYER could barely speak through her tears as she grappled with the loss.
Mr. MacDONALD, 20, was also a Carleton student - someone who was remembered for his love of life and his athleticism.
Police say he was at the wheel when his Toyota 4-Runner was hit by a bus at about 1: 50 a.m. at an intersection of two main roads just south of the university, which is notorious for its high number of crashes.
The force of the impact took out a heavy, metal light standard. The bus was tossed into a snowbank.
All three young people were pronounced dead at the scene and two other students in the sport utility vehicle were also injured. Ben GARDINER, 25, was listed as being in critical but stable condition in hospital yesterday after undergoing leg surgery. A 19-year-old female student was treated in hospital and released.
Although it had snowed most of Tuesday, the flurries had substantially tapered off by the early hours of yesterday.
Police said yesterday afternoon that they were still trying to piece together what had happened, but they suspected alcohol might have been involved. The bus driver, who suffered minor injuries along with one of his passengers, told police that he had the green light.
Brier DODGE, a Carleton journalism student, grew up in Arnprior, west of Ottawa, with Mr. MacDONALD and remembered him as being a national-level swimmer, though he quit before enrolling at Carleton.
Ms. DODGE said that Mr. MacDONALD was the type of guy who loved to have fun.
"Looking back at him I think you can say that he really did live every day the way he really wanted to," she said. He and the two girls who died "all really loved life and to have fun. They were always inviting people over."
Lindsay SKEOCH, a second-year sociology student, said she was lost for words. "He was a really good friend and somebody I'll remember forever," she said of Mr. MacDONALD. "He was a hilarious guy. He was always up for fun - always wanted to go out and do things. He never was one to sit around."
Ms. DESCHAMPS was a music major who planned to teach music privately after graduation, her father, Stephen DESCHAMPS, said when reached at the family's home in Petrolia.
"She loved life, loved her Friends. I loved her giggle, her laugh, her beautiful, beautiful smile. Anything I'd do would make her laugh. She was very much a daddy's girl."
Ms. CRAWFORD hailed from Corunna.
Nicole BURK/BURKE, who worked part time with her at the local Tim Hortons while the two were in high school, described her as fun loving and someone who was an excellent singer. "She was in the Jazz Attack group at my school and she was really good."
Paul WIERSMA is the vice-principal at Lambton Central Collegiate Vocational Institute in Petrolia where both girls went to school. The students were told of the tragedy at the end of the day yesterday and a moment of silence was observed.
"They will be very much missed by our senior students and by our teachers," Mr. WIERSMA said. "They were full of life and they certainly were excited by going off to university. They had a lot of potential and a lot to offer."
At Carleton, flags were flying at half-mast yesterday.
Samy MAHMOUD, Carleton's interim president, described the news of the deaths as "devastating."

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DESCHAMPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
FORSHAW- PROWSE, Elyce Megan
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of our precious angel Elyce Megan on March 20, 2008. Elyce was born March 15, 2008 and battled bravely for five days, she will be in our hearts forever. She will be sadly missed by her parents Sandra FORSHAW, Corey PROWSE and three siblings Emily, Conor and Sarah. Loving grandparents Donna BERGLES, Lynn and Paul PROWSE, Anton and Maria BERGLES. Will also be remembered by great-grandmother Maria CALANDRA, great-aunt Mary KELLY, great-uncle Steve KELLY and second cousins Michelle and Nicole KELLY. Loving aunts Julie DEANE, Carrie BERGLES and uncles Matt PAYNE and Dave DESCHAMPS. Will be sadly missed by cousins William, Melissa, Tyler and Ryan. Also missed by Kate Albano, Christen Shepperd and family, many aunts, uncles and cousins on the Wyatt and PROWSE family side. The support given to both Elyce and her family at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ward at Sick Kids Hospital was nothing short of amazing and we are profoundly grateful for each person that was involved in her care. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village (Ajax) 905-428-8488 on Thursday March 27, 2008 from 10-12: 00 p.m. Memorial Service to follow in the Chapel at 12: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Ward, Sick Kids Hospital in memory of Elyce FORSHAW- PROWSE would be greatly appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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DESCHUTTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
GILLIARD, Joan Frances (WATSON)
Peacefully, at Norman Site of Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Friday, March 28th, 2008. Joan Frances GILLIARD (WATSON) of Sarnia and formerly of Forest in her 73rd year. Predeceased by her husband James (1959). Lovingly remembered by her children Michael (Sally TEAKLE) of Sarnia, Wendy DESCHUTTER (Tony GIOIOSA) of Bright's Grove and Tony of Costa Rica. Dear grandma of Tara (Mike) PETRUS of Northville, Laura GILLIARD of Strathroy, Brittany DESCHUTTER (Jason SHIPLEY) of Brantford, Travis DESCHUTTER of Toronto, Kyleigh GILLIARD and Josh GILLIARD; both of Lowell, Michigan and Nicholas GERDEMAN of Alto, Michigan. Great-grandma of Ella PETRUS. Survived by her sisters-in-law Pat WATSON, Doris GILLIARD and Betty BEALE. Predeceased by her brother Jack WATSON. Friends will be received at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, Forest on Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 from 12: 30 to 1 p.m. Memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Interment of ashes at Beechwood cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home (519 786-2401). Donations and condolences may be left online at www.dodgefuneralhome.com. In memory of Joan, a living tribute has been planted. As the tree grows, so will your memories. - the Denning family

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DESCHUTTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
KING, John Franklyn
In his 94th year passed away peacefully at his home in Forest on Sunday, May 4th, 2008. Devoted and loving husband of 61 years to Doris (FISHER) KING. He was loved and cherished by his family. Loving father of Beverly FENNER- PETERS and her husband Gordon and Nancy HOGARTH and her husband Grant. Loved grandpa of Brenda SAUNDERS (Mike), Jim FENNER, Jon FENNER (Julie), Crystal DESCHUTTER and fiance Dennis HILLIER and Ed DESCHUTTER and fiance Melanie URQUHART. Loved great-grandpa of Corey and Caitlyn SAUNDERS and poppa to Kolton FENNER. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Ettie KING and step-mother Cora KING. Also predeceased by his sisters Christina PATTERSON and Alma MURRAY; brothers George KING and Stanley KING and son-in-law Jim FENNER. Survived by his sister-in-law Jessie KING, brothers in law Murray and Dorothy FISHER, Ivan and Marjorie FISHER and Keith and Norma FISHER and many nieces and nephews. John was a farmer in Plympton Township for many years before retiring to Forest. During his life, he was a councilor and reeve of Plympton Township, was a Lambton County councilor and served on numerous municipal committees. For over 60 years John was a member of Acorn Lodge #263 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and a long serving elder of Knox Presbyterian Church, Camlachie. Friends may call at the Dodge Funeral Home, Forest on Monday, May 5th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Ena VAN ZOEREN officiating. Private family interment to follow at Wyoming cemetery. Acorn Lodge #263 Independent Order of Odd Fellows will conduct a memorial service Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions to the Sarnia-Lambton Victorian Order of Nurses, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Knox Presbyterian Church, Camlachie would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge Funeral Home (519 786-2401). Online condolences may be left at www.dodgefuneralhome.com. In memory of John, a living tribute will be planted. As your memories grow, so will the tree.- the Denning family.

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DESERRANNO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-10 published
PUTKOWSKA, Maria
Peacefully, at Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, Maria PUTKOWSKA of London in her 64th year. Dear mother of Rita DESERRANNO (Ron) of Florida and Jan PUTKOWSKI (Bozena) of Poland. Fondly remembered by her family and Friends in Canada and Poland. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Maria are asked to consider the London Health Science Foundation - University Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DESEURE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-03 published
PALMER, Evearda Elizabeth (née LUCE)
It is with sadness that the family of Evearda Elizabeth PALMER of Tillsonburg, formerly of Straffordville announce her passing at Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 age 80 years. Beloved wife of 61 years to her loving husband George PALMER. Dear mother of Dale (Louise) PALMER of Brownsville David (Brenda) PALMER of Vienna; Sandra (Fred) GRAVES of Cambridge Darlene EDWARDSON of London; Marcy (Jeff) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Vanessa. Cherished and forever loved grandmother to 13 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Evearda is also survived by her sister Verle CHURCH of Tillsonburg; sisters-in-law Elsie LUCE of Toledo, Ohio; Dorothy DESEURE of Castleton, and Jane WATSON of Ocala, Florida as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Morley and Violet LUCE; sister Gertrude LUCE; brothers Gilbert LUCE; Bill LUCE; brother-in-law Gilbert Church; sister-in-law Isobel LUCE, and a grand_son Marshall ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Evearda was a member of the Port Burwell, and the Aylmer Royal Canadian Legions, and a member of Straffordville United Church Women. The family will receive Friends, family, and neighbours at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg on Friday, July 4, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Evearda will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 1 p.m. Rev. Henry MARISSEN of Straffordville United Church officiating. Interment Straffordville Cemetery. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Straffordville United Church Memorial Fund; Maple Manor Nursing Home, or the Diabetic Association. Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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DESHANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
BROWN, John Daniel
Peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, surrounded by his family, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of his "Hon" Faye (née DESHANE.) Loving father of Debbie POLLOCK and her husband Mark of Peterborough, Susan MOSS and her fiancé Harold of Ajax, Sharon BROWN (Bullmoose) and her partner Dan of Toronto, and John BROWN and his wife Roweena of Keswick. Loving grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by his brothers Kelvin, Keith, and Henry. Predeceased by his parents Dan and Doris BROWN and his youngest brother Sydney. Long time Santa Claus at the Eaton's Centre, as well as an avid Blue Jays fan and greeter. He was known to all as "Santa John". John was a member of The Owls A.N.A.F. and the Royal Canadian Legion, Queen's Own Branch. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Turner and Porter Roncesvalles Chapel, 416-533-7954. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, April 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Queen's Own Branch, 1395 Lakeshore Blvd. W. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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DESHAW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-25 published
MURPHY, Thomas
A resident of Sombra and formerly of Wallaceburg, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2008 at the age of 62 years. He was born in Chatham and was a son of the late Patrick and Dorothy (JONES) MURPHY. Beloved wife of Sharon (DESHAW) MURPHY. Loving father and father-in-law of Shannon and Dan DEKONING of Wallaceburg, Karen and Mike ELLIS of Brantford and Tommi MURPHY at home. Dear grandfather of Alec, Nolan, Nelson, Peyton and Kowen. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Patricia and Jerome CARON of Dover Centre, Janeth and Tom MYERS of Wallaceburg, Bill and Roxanne MURPHY of Port Lambton, Bernie and Val MURPHY of Wallaceburg, Greg and Sharron MURPHY of Wallaceburg, Norma CHESNEY of Michigan, Patrick MURPHY of Manitoulin Island, Dorothy and Doug PETTER of Lion's head and Steven MURPHY of Strathroy. Dear son-in-law of Eleanor DESHAW. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and Friends. Predeceased by a son Ryan and father-in-law Elmer DESHAW. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, on Monday, May 26, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, May 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 from Sacred Heart Church, in Port Lambton at 11 a.m. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, in Port Lambton. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Sarnia Community Living or the Sacred Heart Cemetery Beautification Fund may be left at the funeral home.

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DESILVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-07 published
GOULD, Grant Allenby, M.D.
(March 12, 1918-April 24, 2008)
In Newport Beach, California. Born in Uxbridge, Ontario to Thomas and Alma GOULD and predeceased by siblings Thomas Bruce, Winnifred (Mac) CANNINGTON, Russell Herbert (Florence) and nephew Glenn. Survived by his loving companion, Anne McKNIGHT and family; children, Marilyn Anne (MORTIMER- LAMB), Sheila Arlene, Grant Anthony (Dianna) grandchildren Geoffrey, Stephanie, Jaimie, Kimberley and Sasha sister-in-law Eileen GOULD- BAILEY of Uxbridge, nephew Doctor Tom JOHNSON and family of Lindsay, Ontario, niece Mary Jane PRESTON and family of Port Hope, Ontario. Also survived by Gia DESILVA, his assistant, devoted friend and caregiver in his final days, and dear Ed O'SULLIVAN, thank you. Dad graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School and interned at the Ottawa Civic Hospital before joining the Royal Canadian Navy in World War 2 where he met and married Sheila NEIL, R.N. Upon residency at the Halifax Naval Hospital, Nova Scotia, he was posted overseas, serving on the HMCS Regina. In the Normandy invasion, his ship was torpedoed while rescuing survivors in the English Channel. Blown off the bridge and with a crushed chest he performed heroic surgical and medical care of the crew for which he was decorated by King George VI. Brilliant physician and general surgeon, accomplished pianist, small-aircraft pilot, magician, honorary member Newport Beach Tennis Club, mechanic to his 2-door. '70 Cadillac DeVille convertible, craftsman and devoted animal lover, to name a few of his many talents and loves. A tremendous intellect and unique human being, you will be greatly missed, Dad. God Bless you. Donations may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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DESJARDINE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-10 published
DESJARDINE, Janet Evelyn (TURNBULL)
Peacefully, at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, Thursday, March 6, 2008, Janet Evelyn (TURNBULL) DESJARDINE, formerly of R.R.#1, Grand Bend, age 91. Beloved wife of the late Arnold DESJARDINE (1975). Dear mother and mother-in-law of Russell and Marilee DESJARDINE of Bruce Mines, Ross and Marian DESJARDINE of Parkhill, Valerie and Bob SYER of Kitchener, Ray "Butch" and Mariette DESJARDINE of R.R.#5, Goderich. Loved by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their families. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her sisters Agnes PATTERSON, Mabel GILL, Ruth HENDRICK and Olive MILLER. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. Mr. Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, South Huron Hospital Campaign Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DESJARDINE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-12 published
VINCENT, Ira " Jake"
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Monday, March 10, 2008, one day after celebrating his 90th birthday, Ira "Jake" VINCENT of Grand Bend. Loved "Unc" of Joe and Kathy DUMIGAN, Marg MILLER and Dan STANLAKE, Gayle and Scott MacGREGOR, Karen and Randy THIEL, Eldon and Fran BULLOCK, Donna and Russ THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, John and Sharon BULLOCK, Betty GILL, Shirley and Gord GOTELAER, Georgina and Ron DESJARDINE, Fredricka and Ed HUNTER, Gordon and Louise TEETZEL. Remembered by his many great-nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Mabel (DUNCAN) VINCENT, sisters Dorothy BULLOCK, Viola TEETZEL, Minerva PRANCE and Evelyn DUMIGAN. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of God, Grand Bend, Friday, March 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Art KRUEGER officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Church of God, Blue Water Rest Home or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DESJARDINE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
DESJARDINE, Georgina (née SMITH)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, after a courageous battle, Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Georgina DESJARDINE, of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, formerly of R.R.#2, Dashwood, in her 67th year. Adored wife of Ron DESJARDINE. Dear mother of Steve and Brenda DESJARDINE of R.R.#2, Dashwood. Very proud grandmother of Dara and her husband Ben RANDALL of Burlington, Christopher and Samantha ANDRUS and Ashley, all of London. Sadly missed by her sister Fredericka and her husband Ed HUNTER of Port Franks, brother Gordon TEETZEL and his wife Louise of Parkhill. Dear sister-in-law of Aileen BROWN, Nova Scotia, Wilmer and Ethel DESJARDINE, Marilyn and Glenn RADER, all of Dashwood. Special cousin of Betty GILL, Thedford, Shirl and Gord GOTELAER, Ridgetown. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brother-in-law Harold BROWN, parents George SMITH and Viola (VINCENT) TEETZEL and stepfather Fred TEETZEL. Raised by her grandparents Norman and Mabel (DUNCAN) VINCENT. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry DISHER officiating. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DESJARDINE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
DESJARDINE, Harry
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on July 8, 2008, Harry DESJARDINE, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Marion DESJARDINE. Loving father of Carolyn (Gary) JUBENVILLE of London, Sandra (Doug) GOLDSMITH of London and Grant DESJARDINE of Strathroy. Dearly loved by his grandchildren Mike (Val) JUBENVILLE, Ann Marie (Rob) BROWN, Brent GOLDSMITH, Crystal (Glen) HEISE and Tanya DESJARDINE. Cherished great-grandfather of Mark, Stephanie, Alyssa and Shaylin BROWN; Kyra and Ryan AUDET; Jessie, Jacob, Tyler and Ryan HEISE. He will also be warmly remembered by his brothers Murton (Myrtle) of Tiverton, Keith (Grace) of London and sister Joy MASON of Hensall, as well as sisters-in-law Madeline DESJARDINE of Crediton and Audrey DESJARDINE of Atwood. Predeceased by his parents Lesume DESJARDINE (1969) and Ella (KIPFER/KUEPFER) DESJARDINE (1987), brothers Louis, Byron, Herman, Ivan, Noris and Iann and sister Marion. Visitation will be held in Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W. Strathroy, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Don MacPHERSON officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Harry.

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DESJARDINE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-12 published
DESJARDINE, Gerry
In loving memory of Gerry DESJARDINE who passed away July 12, 2007 We do not need a special day. To bring you to our minds, The days we do not think of you, Are very hard to find, They say time heals all sorrow, And helps one to forget, But time so far as only proved, How much we miss you yet, Lovingly remembered by your family Wife Jill, Jason, Tracey, Jodi and grandchildren Maggie and Kolton.

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DESJARDINE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-14 published
DESJARDINE, Harry
The family of the late Harry DESJARDINE, who passed away peacefully on July 8, 2008 at Strathmere Lodge, would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all family and Friends for their support, flowers, donations, cards, phone calls, food and prayers. Our special thanks to the staff, nurses and doctors at Strathroy Hospital and Strathmere Lodge who were absolutely amazing in their professional and loving manner in caring for him during his illness. Many thanks to the Bethel Baptist Church for the luncheon following the funeral on July 10, 2008 and Pastor Roger GAST for his kind words and prayers. Very special thanks to the singers, whistlers, pallbearers and Denning Bros. Funeral Home and also Rev. Don MacPHERSON for officiating. We will be forever grateful. Sincerely, the DESJARDINE Family.

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