ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-07-23 published
ELLIS, Mildred
In memory of Mildred ELLIS, who passed away July 25, 2002.
Many a lonely heartache
Often a silent tear
But always a beautiful memory
Of the wife and mother we loved so dear.
- Lovingly remembered, Harvey and family
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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-08 published
PATTERSON, Luella (née ELLIS)
Peacefully entered into eternal rest on January 02, 2008 in her 94th year. Widow of the late Earl R. PATTERSON, she returned in 1981 to the Hanover/Walkerton area after her husband's passing in 1974. Formerly she lived in Toronto and Brampton, devoting her life to her husband in support of his ideals and goals for the International Woodworkers of America and to her extended family. Luella was the daughter of the late James J. ELLIS and wife Elizabeth (née SACHS) ELLIS. Beloved wife of the late Earl R. PATTERSON. Dear mother of Marie FAELKER, Alan (Hanh) PATTERSON, and John (Christine) PATTERSON. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren: Fay FAELKER, Steven FAELKER, Sarah (Michael) HACKBUSCH; Beverley (Joe) PACHECO, Diane (Denis) ROCHETTE; Shawn (Sonja) PATTERSON, Mark PATTERSON and Paul PATTERSON. Great-grandchildren: Erik, Myles and Emily PATTERSON; Alyssa and Steven WEIR; Erica and Kelsey ROCHETTE; Shawna GAILITIS; Stephanie and Jessica FAELKER Aaron, Sebastian and Aiyana HACKBUSCH: and four great-great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: her beloved grand_son David PATTERSON, son-in-law Donald FAELKER, brothers: Clarence, Alvin and Elmer ELLIS, sisters: Irene GATEMAN and Mary Ann VATTENDAHL, niece Doris WENDORF and nephew Gerald GATEMAN. A Private Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 04, 2008 at 12: pm at Mighton Funeral Home Hanover Ontario. The Reverend Gordon WILLIAMS of Orangeville officiated. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Scott Mission, Salvation Army or charity of one's choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-25 published
LEWIS, Leona Myrtle (formerly CHALMERS, née PATTON)
At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Sunday February 24, 2008. Leona Myrtle (PATTON) LEWIS of Mount Forest in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter CHALMERS and John LEWIS. Loved mother of Karen MacMILLAN and husband Angus of Durham, Debbie YOUNG and husband Scott of R.R.#1, Harriston and Danny CHALMERS and wife Jane of South Porcupine. Loving grandmother to Steve MacMILLAN and wife Saskia of Durham, Keith MacMILLAN and wife Stacey of Minto Pines, Jeff MacMILLAN and wife Jill of Durham, Kassidy COWEN of Harriston, Gregory YOUNG of Harriston and Caysi CHALMERS of Toronto and loving great-grandmother to Robyn, Nicole and Emma. Dear sister of Pauline McGILLIVRAY of Durham, Lorne PATTON and wife Irene of Durham, Olive ELLIS and husband Don of Meaford and Joan SEWELL and husband Bill of Meaford. Survived also by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Wesley and Myrtle PATTON, brothers Elwoode PATTON and wife Terry, Roy PATTON, Greg PATTON, sister Doris McKENZIE and husband Charlie, sister-in-law Winnie Percival and brother-in-law Alex McGillivray. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Holstein Presbyterian Church on Wednesday February 27th at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment at Maplewood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Holstein Presbyterian Church, Maplewood Cemetery or Louise Marshall Hospital would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-01 published
FERGUSON, T. Price
With daughter Anne and wife Peggy by his side, passed away Monday, April 28, 2008, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Margaret L. (Peggy) after 24 years of marriage. Father of Anne (Richard) ELLIS, Paula FERGUSON and son Andrew. Step-father to Lee FRASER and Victoria (Robert) KONIUCK. Grandfather to Jennifer and Michael ELLIS, Matthew, Nicholas and Marisa FERGUSON. Also Bryan, Craig and Erin BARCLAY and Chase and Marc DOMPIERRE. Previously deceased by his sister Phyllis and step-sister Uretta PRICE. Former fighter pilot with Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2. Joined Investors Syndicate Limited (now Investors Group) in 1957 and excelled as top salesman in Owen Sound and then Region Manager of Toronto Don Mills. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at Saint Peter's at Chedoke (125 Redfern Drive), Hamilton at 2: 30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008. At Price's request, cremation has taken place. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound at a later date. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Foundation, or any other of your choice. Many thanks to the staff on Garland Floor at Saint Peter's as well as the many others who made Price's stay there a pleasant one. After being well looked after at Saint_Joseph's Hospital for two weeks, he was “welcomed home“ at Garland for his final hours. May God bless them all. Dodsworth and Brown Ancaster Chapel 905-648-3852

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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-03 published
MOORE, Ronald George
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Services, on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. Ronald George MOORE, of Owen Sound, in his 68th year. Loving father of Rod MOORE, of London, Kathryn MOORE, of Toronto, Dan ELLIS (Janine,) of Owen Sound and Randy ELLIS (Lynn,) of Thunder Bay. Ron will be sadly missed by his grandchildren. Dear brother of Adele ARMSTRONG (Terry,) of Owen Sound and Tom MOORE (Sharron,) of Goderich. Predeceased by his parents, Russell MOORE and Eva MOORE- LUSIGNAN and his wife, Susan JOHNSTON- MOORE. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Sunday, May 4th, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 for a Time of Fellowship to honour the life of Ron MOORE. A Private Family Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Lung Association or the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation, as your expression of sympathy.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-24 published
BOOTH, Thelma (formerly ELLIS, née CARTER)
Age 91, of Toronto and Lion's Head, Ontario passed peacefully on May 14th, 2008 at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston. Predeceased by husbands Robert Charles ELLIS and Bronson BOOTH. Loving mother of Victoria MADISON and Gregory ELLIS (Susan,) fond grandmother of Brent, Courtney, Paige, Lindsay, and Hillary and dear sister of Elmeta DUNCAN (Norman.) A Memorial Service will be held at 45 Whippoorwill Rd, Lionshead, Ontario on Sunday, August 3rd, 2008.

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ELLIS 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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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
McLEOD, Muriel Angela (MacDONALD)
It is with great sadness, on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Victoria Hospital, Muriel Angela (MacDONALD) McLEOD passed away in her 60th year. Survived by her husband John. Beloved mother of Brenda (Dennis) GIASSON and Debbie ELLIS. Loving grandmother of Chris, Samantha, Alex, William and Zachery. Special friend to Bob. Survived by her three brothers, three sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the 7th Floor Oncology nurses for their care and support during such a hard time. At Muriel's request there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. A Memorial Tree will be planted in Muriel's memory. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-09 published
HOLME, Jeanne Dorothy Amelia (PAETZ)
After a lifetime of serving her Lord by her many works at Trinity Lutheran Church, and her devotion to her family, Jeanne Dorothy Amelia HOLME (PAETZ,) answered her Lord's call after a valiant battle with cancer on March 7th, 2008. Loved and remembered by her husband Robert of 57 years, along with their daughters Deborah HOLME and Heather and Doug ELLIS. Her spirit will be carried on in her grandchildren Sarah and Cameron GRIFFIN, Naomi and Gregory McCULLOCH and her cherished great-grand_son Tavis. Always close to her heart are her siblings Robert and Lucille PAETZ, Gary and the late Carol TANNER, Susan PAETZ, Eloise KARL and her much thought-of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell), on Sunday March 9th, 7-9 p.m. Monday March 10th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will continue on March 11th at 10 a.m. with Service following at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 746 Colborne St. The Rev. James GAREY officiant. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jeanne to Trinity Lutheran Church - T.L. Ristine Bursary, Schuller Library Fund, or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
GILBROOK, Gertrude (HILL)
At Longworth Long Term Care, London on Saturday, March 29, 2008, Gertrude (HILL) GILBROOK of London in her 97th year. Loving wife of the late Joseph GILBROOK. Dear mother of Cathy McELLISTRUM and her husband Bob, Betty BACKWELL, Pat SENESE all of London and Roy GILBROOK of Arizona. Much loved grandma of Patty, Sherry, Steve, Joel, Beth, Duke, Kara, Debbie and Darryl and twelve great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Ivy ELLIS and Alice HARRIS. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to a funeral service which will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. The family wish to extend special thanks to the wonderful staff at Longworth Long Term Care for their exceptional compassion and care. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
FERGUSON, Margaret Anne " Fergie"
Passed away peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on March 15, 2008 in her 89th year. Anne will be lovingly remembered by her niece Beth ELLIS of Port Ryerse, her great nieces Cassandra VARRICCHIO and Danielle ECCLES (Ryan,) her great-great-nephews and niece Anthony VARRICCHIO, Devon ECCLES and Payge BURK/BURKE, all of London, Ontario. Predeceased by her sister Betty (1984) and brother-in-law Vic ELLIS (1986,) and her brother Hugh FERGUSON. The family would like to thank Norview Lodge staff in Chestnut Hill who cared for Anne with the utmost care, compassion and dignity. Fergie's Funeral Service took place on Monday, March 17th, 2008 at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi (519) 582-1290. Interment followed in the family plot at Delhi Cemetery. The family requests, as expression of sympathy, donations to your local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or to the Simcoe and District Humane Society.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-18 published
WHITSON, Marvin James " Jim"
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on Friday, April 11, 2008, Marvin James (Jim) WHITSON, age 87, of Sarnia, beloved husband of Marjorie Pearl (NUTTALL) WHITSON. Dear father of Jim WHITSON Jr. and his wife Bonnie of Sarnia and Mary PHILLIPS in Australia. Loving grandfather of Corey WHITSON and his wife Janice and Andrea KOZIOL and her husband Adas of Sarnia and Timothy PHILLIPS and his wife Melanie in Australia. Great-grandfather of Paul and Julie WHITSON, Anna and Anderson KOZIOL. Brother-in-law of Margaret NUTTALL of Lindsay, and Ina WHITSON of Windsor. Also survived by several much loved nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by 5 brothers Jake, Ray, Roy, Clifford and Leo WHITSON, a sister-in-law Barbara WHITSON and a brother-in-law Pat NUTTALL. Born in Dresden, Mr WHITSON had resided in the Sarnia area for over 50 years. He was retired as an Industrial Arts Teacher with the Lambton County Board of Education. He was a member of Liberty Lodge #419, Chatham Lodge of Perfection., Order of the Eastern Star, Sarnia Chapter #6, and the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #113, Dresden. Visitation will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home (102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia) on Monday, April 21st in the afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, (429 Indian Road, North, at Hickory, Sarnia) on Tuesday, April 22nd at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Roger ELLIS officiating. Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
HARRIS, Edward Richard
At Bluewater Health - Norman Site, Sarnia on Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Edward Richard HARRIS, 93 years, of Petrolia. Ed was a resident of Fiddick's Retirement Home and farmed on Brigden Sideroad in Moore Township all his life. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Evelyn (née (PRUDOM2007,)) his father James (1918,) his mother Mary (1976), and his mother and father-in-law Tom and Millie PRUDOM. Ed is survived by his two sons and their families Allan and Elaine of Petrolia, and their children Susan (Ron BIRD,) Stacey (Tim WILLIAMS) and Patricia (Monia TOUSIGNANT) and Bruce and Mary Ann of Petrolia, and their children Brian (Natallie) and Bradley (Shannon). He will be missed by his five great-grandchildren, Stephen and Andrea BIRD, Ashley, Stephanie and Wesley WILLIAMS and Simon HARRIS. He is also survived by brother and sisters-in-law Martin and Chris PRUDOM, Lillian PRUDOM, Marg PRUDOM, Myrtle MILNER, Lloyd and Leona HARRIS, Ron and June WALKER and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Walter, sisters Laura and Gladys, brothers and sisters-in-law Floyd and Dorothy PRUDOM, Hec and Marg AUSTIN, Charlie PRUDOM and Ernie MILNER. Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m., with Connie ELLIS of St. Luke's United Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (Pat Mailloux Cataract Clinic). Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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ELLIS 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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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-11 published
SHAW, Gerry
Peacefully at his home in Port Franks on Monday, June 9th, 2008. Gerry will be deeply missed by his loving family. Wife and friend of 48 years Gladys (née MORRISON,) daughters Jody and son-in-law Daniel BOILEAU (Sechelt, British Columbia), Jennifer and son-in-law Paul BROUWER (London.) " Grampy" to Allison and Thea, his little sweethearts who will miss him dearly. Born in Morcambe, England in 1933, Gerry emigrated to Canada in 1948 with his late parents Jack and Jane SHAW. Survived by siblings Kathleen MacDONALD (Don) of London, Phyllis NEEDHAM (Don ELLIS) of Wasaga Beach, David SHAW (Janet) of Glenwood, Newfoundland. and Anne MUIR (Wilson) of Wasaga Beach. Gerry will be missed by Ross and Louise MORRISON of Mount Forest and Grant and Elsie MORRISON of Courtney, British Columbia. Gerry will also be missed by many nieces and nephews who have fond memories of their summer visits to the cottage. A long time resident of London, Ontario, Gerry moved to the cottage in his retirement after 45 years service at the London Free Press, where he made several lifelong Friends. He was an avid lover of birds and nature, and enjoyed his time spent with Friends and family at Port Franks. Sincere thanks from Gerry's family to Doctor Brian DINGLE and Nancy FULTON at the London Regional Cancer Centre, the nursing staff of C7 300 and Doctor JEJE at Victoria Hospital in London. Heartfelt thanks to the Community Care Access Centre and Palliative teams in London and Lambton County, with special gratitude for the compassionate care provided by nurses Linda BURNS and Margaret KAWASE. Visitation will be held at St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church in Forest (68 Union St.) on Friday, June 13th, 2008 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. followed by Memorial Funeral Mass at 12 p.m. with Fr. Gerard BEDARD celebrant. Private interment of cremated remains will take place at St. Peters Cemetery in London at a later date. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Christopher's Church Building Fund or the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.dodgefuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home (519-786-2401). In memory of Gerry, a living tribute has been planted. As the tree grows so will your memories. - the Denning Family

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
ELLIS, Francis Stanley " Stan"
On Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at the Parkwood Hospital, London, Francis Stanley " Stan" ELLIS in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his loving spouse Ferne Archer (2004). Loving father of Ford and grandfather of Ford Jr. Will be missed by his brother Earl and many other relatives. Stan will be also be missed by Shriners of London (Hillbilly Division). Per Stan's request, cremation has taken place with a private interment to follow. In Stan's memory, donations to Huntington's Disease (University Hospital, 339 Windermere Road, London, N6A 5A5) would be appreciated. "Will be greatly missed by all".

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
HEYWOOD, Eldon G.
At the Exeter Villa on Thursday, June 12, 2008 Eldon G. HEYWOOD of Exeter in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Alva (ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) HEYWOOD (2000.) Dear father and father-in-law of Eleanor and Cy BLOMMAERT and Lester and Dianne HEYWOOD all of Exeter, Dorothy and Don BRINTNELL of Wingham, Joan and David GODDARD of R.R.#2 Lucan and Dianne and Marty BROWN of Arkona. Dear grandfather of Julie and Greg, Alan and Julianne; Jeff and Jenni, Scott and Angie, Shawn; Kim, Darlene and Allen, Jo-Ann and Tony; Chris and Stephanie, Brad and Jody; Lisa and Scott, Tracy, Brent and Lynn and Darren and MaryEllen, great-grandfather of 23 and great-great-grandfather of 2. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jack HEYWOOD of London, Bev and Diane HEYWOOD of Windsor, Beatrice HEYWOOD, Lila ELLIS, Geneva ROWE and Mary ELLIOT/ELLIOTT all of Exeter and Marion ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of London. Predeceased by a son William HEYWOOD (1975,) a granddaughter Leah GODDARD and his brothers Dalton, Raymond and Laverne. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral will be held on Saturday, June 14th at 2 p.m. with Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Exeter Bible Chapel or the R.E. Pooley Branch #167, Exeter Legion would be appreciated by the family. There will be a Legion service in the funeral home Friday afternoon at 4: 15 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through and memorial picture board may be viewed at www.haskettfh.com

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
Two men gunned down in central Toronto
The 25-year-old victims, Dylan ELLIS and Oliver MARTIN, were not known to police
By The Canadian Press, Sat., June 14, 2008
Toronto -- Police are investigating a "cowardly act" after two 25-year-old men who never had a run-in with the law were gunned down in a central Toronto neighbourhood.
Dylan ELLIS and Oliver MARTIN were shot and killed as they sat in their high-end Range Rover sport utility vehicle around midnight Thursday after watching a basketball game with Friends.
Police said another person in the back of the sport utility vehicle was unharmed in the shooting. Paramedics fought to save the two men, but they were pronounced dead when they arrived at hospital.
The incident appears to have been totally unprovoked, police said.
"These two victims were not at all known, and I repeat not at all known, to the Toronto police or any police agency in Canada," Det.-Sgt. Gary GIROUX said at a news conference yesterday morning.
Because the victims were driving a high-end sport utility vehicle, police are exploring the possibility the incident was an attempted carjacking, GIROUX said.
Both victims were still wearing their seatbelts when emergency crews arrived at the scene in what's described as a quiet neighbourhood.
"I can imagine that the community in this particular area, as the police are, should be outraged by the cowardly act that's taken place," GIROUX said.
MARTIN worked in Toronto's financial district, while ELLIS was a photographer, GIROUX said. The homicides are the city's 24th and 25th murders this year -- 13 of which were gun-related.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-16 published
ELLIS, Cecil Robert " Bob"
Formerly of Plattsville. Passed away suddenly at his residence in Bayfield on Sunday July 13, 2008. Husband of the late Anne (née PIPER) who predeceased him January 24, 1993. Father of Cheryl and husband Gary RAYCRAFT of Mississauga, Brenda McCUTCHEN of Stratford, Donna and husband Kevin HART of Seaforth, Tom and wife Julie of Niagara Falls, Larry and wife Carole of Kitchener, Doug and wife Sarah of Ayr, Ellie and husband Rob SCHMITT of Plattsville. Bob will be missed by his 19 grandchildren. He is survived by his brothers Ross, Bill and wife Ruth all of Woodstock and by brother-in-law Jack KNIGHTS of Woodstock. Predeceased by his son Robbie on March 23, 1988, and his sister Joan. Bob operated Ellis Motors in Plattsville for many years and had been on the Plattsville Fire Department and was an avid baseball player over the years. Relatives and Friends may call at the Glendinning Funeral Home, 40 William Street, Plattsville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday July 17, 2008 in the funeral home chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Chesterfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-02-22 published
ELLIS, Gordon E.
In memory of our Dad and Poppa Gordon E. ELLIS
who passed away on February 23, 1990
Wishing today as we wished before that God could have spared you many years more.
In our heart your memory is kept to love, to cherish and to never forget.
Love you with all our hearts, Rob, Kelly
And your beauties Brandy and Tiffany
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ELLIS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.creemore.creemore_echo 2008-07-11 published
AARDEN, Gerardus " Gerry"
Passed away peacefully at home, on Monday, July 7, 2008, in his 79th year. Gerry of Stayner, beloved husband of Mary (née IVITS.) Loving father of Willy (Sharon,) Joanne (Gord ELLIS,) MaryAnn (Brent CARRUTHERS), John (Donna), Harriette (Jim THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and Elly CURRIE. Dear grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Andries (Tooi,) Ann (late Dorus IVITS,) Adrian (Jacqueline,) Tia (late Lee VANRAS), Pete (Mia), Hein (Mieny), Mien (Jan BIEMANS), Harry (Bets) and Mariejte (Harry VANTIEL) all of Holland. Gerry will also be missed by the Ivits and VanderWielen families. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. Reception followed at St. Patrick's Parish Hall. If desired, donations in Gerry's memory may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Care Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information or to sign the online guest book log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner Page 11

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ELLIS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-07-09 published
AARDEN, Gerardas " Gerry"
Passed away peacefully at home, on Monday July 7, 2008, in his 79th year. Gerry of Stayner, beloved husband of Mary (née IVITS.) Loving father of Willy (Sharon,) Joanne (Gord ELLIS,) MaryAnn (Brent CARRUTHERS), John (Donna), Harriette (Jim THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and Elly CURRIE. Dear grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Andries (Tooi,) Ann (late Dorus IVITS,) Adrian (Jacqueline,) Tia (late Lee VANRAS), Pete (Mia), Rein (Mieny), Mien (Ian BIEMANS), Marty (Bets) and Mariejte (Harry VANTIEL) all of Holland. Gerry will also be missed by the Ivits and Vander-Wielen families. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Thursday July 10, 2008 at 1: 30 a.m. Interment St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. Reception to follow at St. Patrick's Parish Hall if desired, donations in Gerry's memory may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Care Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information or to sign the on-line guest book log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner (705-428-2637).
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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
ESHELBY, Sheila
Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Friday, January 18, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Peter Mason ESHELBY. Loving mother of Joanna and Sarah (Robert ELLIS.) Dear grandmother of Liam, Ryan and Emily. She will be sadly missed. A celebration of Sheila's life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-23 published
ELLIS, Doctor William Bateman
Passed away peacefully at his home in Elora, with his family at his side, on February 22, 2008 in his 70th year. Bill will be greatly missed by the family he treasured, his devoted wife Patricia Marie (VALERIOTE,) his daughter Sarah and his son Benjamin (Erin). Fondly remembered by his brothers Roger (Margaret) of Burlington, David (Mel) of Moonstone and his extended family and Friends. "We will always love you to heaven and beyond". Memorial Service will be celebrated at Saint_John the Evangelist Anglican Church, at the corner of Smith and Henderson Streets in Elora, on Tuesday, February 26th 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow. Memorial donations can be directed to the Saint_John's Church Choir Fund, cards available at the Church on the day of the Service.
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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
McLUHAN, Corinne (born LEWIS)
(April 11, 1912-April 4, 2008)
Died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Wychwood Park surrounded by her family. She was the beloved and loving wife and confidante of the late Marshall McLUHAN (1980;) dear sister of the late Carolyn Lewis WEINMAN (1996;) devoted and loving mother of Eric (Sabina ELLIS), Mary, Teri, Stephanie (Niels ORTVED), Elizabeth (Don MYERS,) and Michael (Danuta VALLEAU;) proud grandmother of Jennifer Colton THEUT, Emily McLuhan BOMS, Anna and Andrew McLUHAN, Claire and Madeleine McLuhan MYERS, Arthur, Mark, and Gwendolyn McLUHAN; and great-grandmother of Olivia, Charlotte, and Gillian.
Corinne was known for her beauty, grace, intelligence, wit, and Southern charm. She embraced life fully and enjoyed many rich experiences and wonderful Friendships along the way. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Corinne proudly remained an American all her life. She graduated from Texas Christian University and went on to do graduate work in theatre at the leading drama school of the day, Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. It was there that she met her future husband, Marshall McLUHAN, a graduate student at Cambridge University in England, who had travelled to Pasadena to visit his mother, a drama coach at the Playhouse.
The family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to Doctor Wendy BROWN, for her years of unflagging and tender care, and to special caregivers Sally, Bona, Tasie, Amy, and particularly Cynthia, who has stayed at Corinne's side day and night for the last four years.
There will be a funeral mass at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West on Monday April 7 at 1: 30 p.m.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-22 published
ELLIS, William " Lorne"
Husband, father, grandfather, community worker, great love. Born March 14, 1933, in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island. Died October 9, 2007, in Brights Grove, Ontario, of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, aged By Pam King ELLIS, Page L6
'Yes, at 68 years of age, I had to get married," Lorne would tell everyone with a glint in his eye.
Then, as they would attempt to control their chuckling, he would say, "You haven't met my sister-in-law."
Lorne's legacy is love. He loved to laugh. He loved to tease. He loved a challenge. And he loved to love.
The story of his second marriage was one he delighted in telling. While he was visiting his brother and sister-in-law near Belleville, Ontario, the couple invited her single teacher friend over for dinner.
His sister-in-law was persistent in her matchmaking efforts. Slow at first to co-operate, Lorne didn't need coaching once the proverbial spark was ignited. That summer at the top of the West Point Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island, he proposed to Pam and they were married on March 9, 2002. Love is special the second time around.
Lorne came to Sarnia, Ontario, in 1950 at age 17 seeking employment. Having graduated from Prince Edward Island Vocational School in Charlottetown as an electrician, he had been laid off for the winter. As country homes were being wired for electricity for the first time, Lorne secured a job with Ontario Hydro.
One Friday, his boss called him into the office to tell him he had found his elusive birth certificate. Only 17, Lorne wouldn't be coming to work on Monday.
Not to be unemployed, he began working at Esso Chemical as a labourer earning boys' pay. When the opportunity presented itself, he earned his papers as a stationary engineer and worked in that capacity for 18 years. Then he moved into the electrical department, where he ended his career as electrical supervisor.
His first wife, Dorothy, died after 45 years of marriage. They had two children, Michael and Cheryl, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Lorne appreciated the fact that life gave him a good job, a happy family life and good health, and he believed in returning some of his fortune to his community. He volunteered with many organizations, canvassed for several charities and donated blood 100 times.
In 2004, Lorne was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Cancer knows not kindness. It cares not whether you are loved for a short time or a long time or how much need the world has for you. After four rounds of chemotherapy over a period of 2½ years, the disease finally consumed him.
Lorne's trademark smile, his mischievous teasing, his concern for humanity and his zest for life are missing, but his love lives forever in the hearts of those who knew him.
Pam King ELLIS is Lorne's wife.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
COX, Wallace Dunning " Peter," Q.C., B.A., LL.B.
Veteran of D-Day (Juno Beach)
With sadness we announce the passing of Wallace (Peter) COX on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 92 years of age. son of the late Frank W. COX and Ethel Gordon Dunning COX. Beloved husband of Mary Catherine ELLIS, his wife of 62 years, and loving father of Merridy Cox BRADLEY. He is sorely missed by Friends and family, especially by John and Joyce ELLIS and Doris Ellis SNOOK.
Born in Toronto in 1916, he attended Boxgrove School in England, Upper Canada College, University College (U of T), and Osgoode Hall Law School. He was a captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery 14th Field Regiment (1941-45). He was much respected as a family solicitor with Cox, Armstrong and Smith. A member of Beta Theta Pi, he remained active with his fraternity brothers all his life. He played with the Grace Church Cricket Club, where he was a member for over 50 years. For many years, Pete and Mary held a spring get-together at the Caledon Ski Club for Friends from MacCauley/Cradleship Crêche, the COB Club, and the Sunday ski group. Family and Friends fondly remember spending many summer days with Peter at their summer home on the shores of Lake Temiskaming.
A memorial service for the immediate family will be held in the future. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to The Lung Association, 573 King Street East, Suite #201, Toronto M5A 4L3, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
ELLIS, Victor Edward, P. Eng.
Passed away peacefully with his children by his side, on Monday, May 26, 2008 at the age of 91. He will be lovingly missed by Joan, his life long love of 60 years, and children Paul (Chum), Mary-Liz (Ian) and Jack (Donna,) sweet Grampa to Jack CLARK, and loved by Jennifer, Jonathan (Lindsay) BENTLEY. Born in Calgary, he grew up during the depression in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. At the age of 14 he purchased a Model T Ford and had spent two months overhauling the car until a truant officer found him. After graduating from his beloved Queens University in Engineering, he served Canada as an officer in the Army for five years during World War 2. While helping the family business one summer at the Nakina Hotel, he met Joan Avril PARKINSON of Wales, England who became his partner for life after a courtship of one month. Victor applied his Engineering skills throughout his distinguished career, including 25 years as the Branch Manager of Sheldons Engineering in Toronto and later as a consultant to the air handling industry. Amherst Island was one of his passions where there was never enough time spent outdoors with family and Friends. Always a true gentleman until the end, outdoor sportsman, golfer, curler and avid reader of history. We will miss his cocktail hour ritual, his laughter and his daily question of "Joan is the tea made?" As Joan is currently hospitalized there will be a private cremation on Friday, May 30th with a Memorial service to follow in due time at Humphrey Funeral Home. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimers Society will honour Dad's passing and be gratefully appreciated by the family.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
Double shooting shakes gun-weary Toronto
Two 25-year-old men killed downtown; carjacking suspected
By Timothy APPLEBY and Jamie KOMARNICKI with reports from Sarah BOESVELD and Matthew CAMPBELL, Page A1
Toronto -- It was just after midnight yesterday when Alan DUDECK's cellphone rang, bearing the worst tidings a parent could hear: His son, Oliver MARTIN, and his son's lifelong friend Dylan ELLIS had just been shot.
The two young men had been heading home from a friend's apartment after watching a basketball game, and the frantic call came from a close friend of Mr. MARTIN.
"He said, 'Get down to St. Mike's [hospital] right away,' Mr. DUDECK recounted.
Mr. MARTIN worked for a prestigious investment firm. Mr. ELLIS was a photographer. Both were 25, with university degrees. And both, it seemed, had a shining future. Instead, both perished in an apparently random hail of bullets, leaving their families in shock.
"Pretty rough, pretty rough," Mr. DUDECK said.
Even in a city where gun killings have become familiar - yesterday's shootings bring Toronto's homicide count for the year to 25 - the double slaying, perhaps the result of an abortive carjacking, was unusual.
As police struggled to reconstruct the events west of the city's entertainment district, Detective Sergeant Gary GIROUX of the homicide squad stressed that from all appearances, neither Mr. ELLIS nor Mr. MARTIN was involved in crime.
"Both young men were loved by their families, they have a great deal of support, and as you can imagine, both families are devastated," he said.
"These two victims were not at all known - I repeat, not at all known - to the Toronto police or any police agency in Canada." The only police record of either stems from when one of them lost his passport about five years ago, another homicide investigator said.
A 911 call came in at 12: 08 a.m. yesterday to the 14 Division police station.
Mr. ELLIS and Mr. MARTIN were found in the front seat of a Range Rover that belongs to Mr. ELLIS's stepfather, outside a friend's condo where they had been watching a basketball game on television. Both were wearing seat belts and the car's engine was running, police said.
Despite paramedics' efforts, both were pronounced dead on arrival at Saint Michael's Hospital.
In the back seat of the Range Rover was a female friend who survived the attack and who is the homicide squad's key witness.
"It may well be the shooter didn't see her and that's why she's alive," Mr. DUDECK said. "We don't know."
All three had been watching the Boston Celtics pull off a comeback win against the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association playoffs.
For several hours, the car was parked outside the condo, and the three departed at around midnight. They briefly returned for what Det. Sgt. GIROUX described as "a very innocent reason&hellip they were expecting someone to come out for a very brief moment."
Instead, they were accosted by the gunman.
"I'd say the shooting took place within seconds," Det. Sgt. GIROUX said. "He may have only been targeting the males in the front seat, but they were certainly in my opinion targeted."
Multiple shots were fired - at least eight, judging by shell-casing markers on the street yesterday - killing the two young men and damaging the interior of the Range Rover.
After speaking to the traumatized young woman, Det. Sgt. GIROUX said the shootings may have been part of an abortive car jacking, and that - for reasons he did not divulge - the killer appeared familiar with the area.
"We're certainly alive to the fact that this was a very expensive, high-end vehicle and I'm looking at it as a marketable thing to steal."
Another police source suggested the violence could have erupted from something as simple as an exchange of angry words.
One witness report said a young black male in a white shirt was seen fleeing the crime scene on a bicycle. Another offered a similar description, but said the man sped away in a blue car.
Under scrutiny, meanwhile, was an array of closed-circuit video footage from buildings near the crime scene.
A friend of the victims who was at Thursday night's gathering said she and other attendees were traumatized by the shooting.
Police swiftly cordoned off the area with yellow tape, and yesterday afternoon, the Range Rover was still being examined by forensic experts.
The car was parked immediately outside 798 Richmond St. West, an upscale, five-year-old rental high-rise, surrounded by townhouses. The area comprises a mix of new money and old, a few blocks west of the downtown entertainment district.
Just metres north is a vibrant section of Queen Street West, and on all sides are older brick homes, some of Victorian vintage.
"There's a sense of community; my house has been broken into, but I do usually feel safe walking along the streets late at night," said long-time resident Maria BARABASH, who lives a block east of the crime scene on Richmond Street.
"But this is a little bit too close to home."
So too for the families of the victims.
About 30 people gathered on the lawn of Mr. ELLIS's parents' home in the upscale Rosedale neighbourhood. Some hugged, while others stood around or sat on the lawn in shock.
Tears in his eyes, a young man demanded that reporters respect the family's privacy and leave the street and its million-dollar homes and expensive cars.
Lauren WILKINS, a friend of Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS, said yesterday the two men were "just wonderful people."
A few blocks away at Mr. OLIVER's home, family members from the East Coast began filtering into the big, ivy-clad brick house, hugging and exchanging condolences.
Mr. MARTIN lived downtown in a house he shared with his sisters.
He graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. He joined Russell Investments Canada last year and quickly made his mark as a friendly young man poised to take the financial world by storm, said company president Irshaad AHMAD.
"He was the person walking around the office always making Friends. He just made a really tremendous impact."
Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS had known each other since they were in Grade 1 in Toronto's Brown Junior Public School.
From Toronto, the pair headed for Quebec - Mr. MARTIN attending Concordia University while Mr. ELLIS pursued his passion for photography at Dawson College.
Mr. ELLIS was a thoughtful photographer with an eye for detail, his former mentor said.
"His style was a bit more urban, a bit more shadowy," recalled Laurel Breidon, co-ordinator of the college's commercial photography program.
"Not the bright, clean, happy stuff - a little funky, had a little edge to it."
Mourners set up a candle-lit shrine last night outside the building where Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS were shot. About 20 bouquets of flowers had been laid against the wall and three candles illuminated a sign taped to the building that reads "May you rest in peace Dylan and Oliver."

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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-16 published
ELLIS, Dylan
It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic death of our beautiful boy Dylan on the evening of June 12th 2008 in Toronto. Dylan is the beloved son of Karen and Mario and devoted brother of Kiri, Cody and Akasha. Dylan is also survived by a very large extended family and many, many Friends who will carry his spirit and the love he had for them in their hearts always. Dylan was born on December the 1st 1982. He graduated from Royal St. George's College in Toronto and went on to obtain a degree in photography from Dawson College in Montreal. After graduation Dylan went to work at Elevator Digital where they too became a part of his family. Dylan's passions in life were his sports, photography, his family and Friends and the music that he played every day that brought him such joy and that we will hear in our hearts forever. To all his Friends who he loves so much, know that you will all be our kids forever. A celebration of Dylan's life with family and Friends will be held at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive, on Wednesday, June 18th at 11 a.m. Our hearts and all our love are with the family of Oliver Martin who also lost their beautiful son. We know Dylan and Oliver are together. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dylan's name can be made to the Jacques Cousteau Society (www.cousteau.org) to reflect his love for the ocean. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-19 published
Family, Friends mourn loss of 'gentle spirit'
Music, memories grace celebration of 25-year-old shooting victim's short but full life
By Sarah BOESVELD, Page A11
Friends and family used music and memories yesterday to say goodbye to Dylan ELLIS, a young man lauded as a fiercely devoted friend, brother and son at his memorial service yesterday.
A pencil sketch of a grinning Mr. ELLIS rested amid a smattering of framed photos at the sanctuary of Rosedale United Church during the memorial service.
A photo slideshow depicted the 25-year-old Mr. ELLIS and his Friends at play. Stories shared by 16 of Mr. ELLIS's loved ones drew periodic laughter from the nearly 500 guests crammed into the pews and hallways of the church.
Mr. ELLIS was shot dead early Friday morning while waiting in a Range Rover for a friend to return a set of keys. His best friend, Oliver MARTIN, 25, was also fatally shot and will be remembered in a service this afternoon.
The violent crime shook the city and surprised many who struggle to understand why the young men from Rosedale were killed in a brand of crime associated with neighbourhoods much different from their own.
Mourners heard yesterday that Mr. ELLIS's favourite food was a plain bagel soaked in Tabasco sauce. His favourite place to be was with the Friends he loved like family.
Friend Graham SMITH imagined Mr. ELLIS up in heaven "with his right arm around Jimi Hendrix and his left around his long-time crush, Audrey Hepburn."
Cody ELLIS sobbed as he described his older brother and fellow guitar player as a role model and best friend.
"You taught me how to be a good person," he said, addressing his brother directly.
Akasha ELLIS remembered his little brother's sparkling eyes and his calm, yet energetic, presence in their family.
Mr. ELLIS's girlfriend, Caitlin BROWN, said the last thing he told her was that he wanted them to grow old together.
"I wanted that more than anything," Ms. BROWN said through tears. "Your gentle spirit was taken from us in such a violent way."
The circumstances of Mr. ELLIS's death were rarely mentioned in the service.
Friends and family hunched in the pews in front of a sanctuary adorned by a weathered pair of shoes and a scuffed surfboard. A white electric guitar was plugged into an amplifier, as if waiting to be played.
A recording of Foxglove, an acoustic Bruce Cockburn song, serenaded the crowd as they sat in silence exchanging hugs and wiping away tears while watching a video slideshow featuring a smiling Mr. ELLIS.
The tricks behind his mischievous grin were also talked and laughed about during the service. Long-time friend Ben McPHEE remembered Mr. ELLIS for his playful demeanour. He recalled a paint fight instigated by Mr. ELLIS one summer when he was working as a house painter.
"I think it's safe to say every girl that met him had a crush on him," said Katie PETRIW, a close friend of Mr. ELLIS's sister, Kiri. "And if you didn't it was because the girl next to you had."
She recalled how Mr. ELLIS used to chase her around his house with a forkful of tuna after discovering she loathed the smell, taste and touch of the stuff.
A lone can of tuna rested at the scene of the crime yesterday. The sidewalk outside the condominium at Richmond and Niagara Streets where the two men were gunned down is still lined with flowers and notes, now starting to brown and wilt in the sun. A police command post and flyers begging for information also remain.
Residents of the complex held a community meeting last night to discuss how to tackle the recent violence in and around their neighbourhood.
Police have ruled nothing out and are still digging for clues while they consider a YouTube campaign and a reward posting to help find the suspect, described as a black man with a light complexion who rode away on a bike.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-20 published
Shooting victim loved to laugh
Mourners packing church hear of young investment banker's humour, perseverance
By Sarah BOESVELD, Page A16
One week after she witnessed the slaying of Oliver MARTIN and Dylan ELLIS outside a friend's condominium, Mr. MARTIN's girlfriend attended his memorial service at Rosedale Presbyterian Church yesterday in a flood of tears.
She was the backseat passenger in the Mr. ELLIS's Range Rover, the two young men in the front, when someone came by the vehicle at 12: 08 a.m. last Friday and fired the fatal shots.
Investigators released two YouTube videos yesterday asking anyone with tips to come forward. One of the videos features the notes, flowers and photos left outside the condo at Richmond and Niagara Streets. In the other, lead investigator Toronto police Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux appeals to the public for help solving the slayings. Propped up by a friend, Mr. MARTIN's girlfriend sobbed as she left the sanctuary, walking past the people who had meant the world to him.
The church was packed with about 200 mourners and just as many were standing on the damp lawn outside where they could hear the service over loudspeakers. There were stories celebrating Mr. MARTIN's dry wit, mischievous nature and devotion to his Friends and family.
It was a scene much like Mr. ELLIS's memorial service on Wednesday.
The crowd laughed through their tears as Mr. MARTIN's family and a pack of about six of his Friends, simply dubbed "the boys," shared stories.
Mr. MARTIN's mother and stepfather, Susan and Alan DUDECK, sat in the front pews among members of their extended family, many of whom had arrived from the East Coast. His father, Richard MARTIN, also attended.
Oliver MARTIN's three older sisters, each introducing herself as his favourite, took turns sharing memories of their brother. One of the sisters, Ally, said he was naturally lucky, winning small lotteries and scooping up poker chips at weekly tournaments with Friends.
"But Oliver didn't believe in luck, he believed in perseverance," she said, choking over her words.
She mentioned Mr. MARTIN's lifelong struggle with anxiety and dyslexia and how he overcame them and graduated from university. He finished a chartered financial analyst exam little more than a week before he was killed.
She called him a natural philosopher who often pondered life's big questions. He was also passionate about his career as an investment banker and about partying with his many pals.
"Nobody was able to converse and tell stories the way he did," one friend said. "He created a brotherhood amongst his Friends."
Jordan PELOSI looked over the tearful crowd as he spoke about his friend.
"In truth we're going about this all wrong. Oliver loved to laugh. He loved life, with that beautiful smile and that beautiful spirit. And most of all, he loved all of us," he said.
"And I'll tell you, if he was here right now to see all this sadness, he would walk down each and every aisle and give each and every one of us a bitch slap, possibly followed by some name calling just to set us straight."
Rev. William MacLELLAN comforted mourners as he read a passage from the Bible traditionally reserved for weddings "Love is patient. Love is kind. …"
Mr. MARTIN's eldest sister, Georgie, said he would have wanted everyone to continue onward and keep his spirit in their hearts.
"I don't feel like he's gone. He's with me in every step I take. I will continue to push forward; I will keep you in my memories always."
The family has created the Oliver Martin Memorial Trust Fund and encourages donations to any branch of TD Canada Trust to transit number 1967 and account number 5003122.
They also sent out a message thanking the public for its condolences and support: "During this tragedy, our experience has been that the City of Toronto is a place of good."

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ELLYATT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-26 published
ELLYATT, Barry " Bare" Ward
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Sunday, March 23, 2008 Barry (Bare) Ward ELLYATT of London in his 55th year. Daddy Bare to Tameka. Beloved son of Lorna ELLYATT of Lucan and the late Ward ELLYATT (1982.) Dear brother of Diane ELLYATT and her friend Brian McDONALD of London and Patty MAYO of Lucan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date, which will be announced at www.haskettfh.com. Cremation with interment Granton Cemetery. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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