FORTEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-14 published
EASTON, Gerald Richard
Of London, on March 12, 2008 at his late residence in his 62nd year. Dear husband of Barbara Ann (ESSELTINE) EASTON and father of Terry (Jennegh) EASTON, Sheri EASTON, James EASTON and George EASTON (Kelly). Brother of Lil CALVERT (Fred), Sally FORTEY, Carol ALLISON, Jean EASTON and Ray EASTON. Predeceased by sister Marion HENDERSON and brothers Bill, Jack, Bob and Lewis. Survived by 14 grandchildren. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Saint Thomas Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations to Saint Thomas Cemetery Maintenance Fund.

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FORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
SHARPLES, Jean Gertrude (née BROWN)
With her family by her side at Mount Hope L.T.C. on May 25th, 2008, Mrs. Jean Gertrude SHARPLES (née BROWN) of London in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harry SHARPLES. Loving mother of Yvonne and her husband Jim LOCKWOOD. Cherished grandmother of Trudy and Dan FISCHER, Nancy JOHNSON and Steve KUCHTA, Shari PUEHRINGER and Jeff CARPENTER, Rick and Brenda JOHNSON, Marcy and Mark ATCHISON, Kathy FISCHER and John MacDONALD. Great-grandmother of Mike, Crystal, Kate, Blair, Cole and Brandi. Great-Great-grandmother of Cameron. Dear sister and best friend of Helen FORTH, sister-in-law Violet BROWN, step sister Toni GRONERT and predeceased by brothers Glen, Murray and Bill BROWN. Special thanks to everyone on MV1 and SM5. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will take place on Wednesday May 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Dorchester Union Cemetery. In memory of Jean, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer Society, Wellspring or Mount Hope L.T.C. would be greatly appreciated.

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FORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
WRIGHT, Eric
Eric passed away May 11, 2008 in his 85th year at the Hopital Sainte-Anne, in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec. Eric served overseas in World War 2 as a member of the 22nd Canadian Armoured Regt. of the Canadian Grenadier Guards. son of the late Alf and Ollie WRIGHT, Parry Sound, Ontario. Brother of the late Nolan WRIGHT (Rita) of North Carolina. Eric is survived by his sister Rayda FORTH (Fred) Ancaster, Ontario and Vida PYE (Jim) Parry Sound, Ontario. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff of Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue for providing Eric with a home away from home over the last several years and for their ongoing care, compassion and Friendship. Cremation has taken place in Quebec. Interment to follow in Hill Crest Cemetery, Parry Sound On May 31, 2008 at 9: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Eric's name to: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Veteran's Hospital 305, boul. des Anciens-Combattants Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 1Y9 or The Parry Sound Cenotaph Fund Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 117 Parry Sound, Ontario or Charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to: The Magnus Poirier Funeral Home in Quebec and The Torrance Funeral Home, 89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound, Ontario.

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FORTIER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-02 published
COOPER, Andrea Jane (née FORTIER)
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008, Andrea Jane (FORTIER) COOPER of London and formerly of Sudbury, left us at the beautiful young age of 31. Beloved wife and best friend of Matt, and loving mother of Gracyn and Rowan. Dear daughter of the late Senga and Rodney FORTIER. Dear sister of Karen and Yvon DIONNE and their children Liam and Aidan; Heather FORTIER and her son Thomas; and her loving brother David FORTIER. Sadly missed by her loving Friends, relatives and Brian. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London. Service in the chapel Monday, May 5th at 1 p.m.

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FORTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-19 published
FERRIS, Anna Maria (VANDERSTELT)
In her 60th year, in Brampton Civic Hospital on Saturday, March 15 after a five year battle with chronic leukemia. Anna Maria (VANDERSTELT) FERRIS, beloved wife of Lyle FERRIS. Dear mother of Margaret TRUDGEON of Markdale, Karen FERRIS of Shelburne and Mark FERRIS of Dundalk. Loving grandmother of Charles PALMER, Holly TRUDGEON and Ashley and Rebecca PALMER. Will be sadly missed by sisters Jenny TULEN, Mary JOZIASSE, Johanna (Harry) TIEMENS, Coby FORTIN and Margaret (Dennis) FISHER, brothers John (Linda) and Tom (Helen) VANDERSTELT, a brother-in-law Marvin FERRIS and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John and Anna Maria (RIP) VANDERSTELT and brothers-in-law Hun TULEN and Brum JOZIASSE. The family received family and Friends at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk for visitation on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Leukemia Society, World Vision or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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FORTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-08 published
SCHMIDT, Theodore " Ted"
Passed away suddenly on July 5, 2008 in Sauble Beach at the age of 78. Reunited with his beloved wife Madeleine Marie (2006). He was an exceptional and caring father who helped raise six beautiful children, 5 sons and 1 daughter. Phil SCHMIDT and wife Norma of London, Larry SCHMIDT and Brenda SCHMIDT of London, Cathy SCHMIDT and companion David MINARD of Tecumseh, Bill SCHMIDT and wife Mary of Emeryville, John SCHMIDT of Windsor, and Rob SCHMIDT and wife Catherine of Georgetown. Cherished Grandpa of 13 Grandchildren: Josh, Sarah, Michael, Andrew, Katelyn, Jaclyn, David, Matthew, Nathan, Erin, Adam, Madison, and Kiersten. Great-Grandpa of William and Nicholas DIMITROPOULOS. Predeceased by his loving parents Leopold and Antonie SCHMIDT. Loving brother of Frank SCHMIDT and Maxine of Orangeville, Hilda PARKER of Windsor, Violet QUICK of Windsor, Adeline TORRIE and Malcolm of Windsor, the late Margaret HARTMAN, Mary KELSCH of Alberta, Anna SCHEIDL, Walter SCHMIDT (Died in World War 2,) Elsie MAKOSKY and Mike of Windsor, and Dolores REIVE of Windsor. Brother-in-law of Ann LANGLOIS and late Lucien, Lucille BONDY, Alphonse LANGLOIS and Josephine, Evangeline FORTIN and late Leon, Paul LANGLOIS and wife Doreen, Bernadette REAUME and Jack. He leaves behind many neices, nephews, cousins, and close personal Friends. Ted was retired from Bell Canada after 37 and a half years of dedicated service. He enjoyed singing in the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church choir and most recently at Saint Mary's Anglican Church choir in Walkerville. Ted was a member of the Windsor Coin Club, and the Seekers Club. Ted volunteered with Canadian Blood Services, and also a member and one time Chapter President of the Telephone Pioneers of America (Chapter 91). He also was an avid golfer and bowler. Visiting at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 from 7-9 and on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 from 2-4 and from 6-9 p.m. with prayers at 7: 30 p.m. Family and Friends are invited to meet at Our Lady Of Guadalupe on Thursday, July 10, 2008 (834 Raymo Rd.) for visiting at 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy the family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hiatus House or to Canadian Blood Services. Online condolences and cherished memories may be sent to the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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FORTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-10 published
McCABE, Peter John " Jack," P.Eng.
Died peacefully at the age of 91 on Sunday, June 8, 2008 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Rosemary (CONLIN,) and his nine children and thirty three grandchildren; Anne and Brian SPENCER (Andrew (Anne Marie), Patrick, Matthew, Michael, Timothy), Joe and Nancy (Carolyn, Jeffrey, Allison, Martha), Mike and Sharon (Conlin, Mollie, Lizzie), Liz (Danielle (J.P. FORTIN), Ashley, Jody, Kristine BLACK), Paul and Jane, (Caitlin, Kylie, Megan, Shannon, Ryan), Rosemary and Jim SIMANDL, (James, Kate, Madeline, Will) Steve and Nancy (Peter, Sarah, Sean), Jody and Bryan KELLY, (Rowan and Jack), Martha and Brady IRWIN (Camille, Rory and Thomas). Jack is also survived by his sister Claire COLGAN of Bath, Ontario, and was predeceased by his brother George, and sisters Eileen DEAN and Jean DOHERTY. Visitation will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 3-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Margaret of Scotland Church (222 Ridley Boulevard, Toronto), on Wednesday, June 11, at 11: 00 a.m. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses on 8 West of the North York General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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FORTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
MacINNIS, Donna
Passed away suddenly at Kingston General Hospital, on January 25, 2008. Loving daughter of Nancy SMIT. Beloved sister of Nancy KELLY, Linda (James JOY), Ian (Joanne), George, Marcia (Mark BATHURST), Wendy (Mike DULYEA), Wanda (Gord STEVEN), and step-sister of Wilma (Bob McGREGOR,) Steven and Eddie SMIT. Niece of Mary-Jo and Leo FORTIN and Dave and Jean DEAN. She will be sadly missed by her good friend Herb, her many nieces, nephews, Friends and family. The family would like to thank the ACT Team for all their help over the years. A Memorial Service will take place at Mount Lawn Reception Centre (21 Garrard Rd., Whitby, 905-665-0600), on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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FORTNER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
FORTNER, Franca (January 2, 1947-May 7, 2007)
Toujours You are sorely missed by your family and multitude of Friends. We miss your smile and continual warmth. Your soul still shines so brightly, that we feel your presence always. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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FORTNER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
GREIN- BALDASSARO, Karen
Surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Wednesday June 11, 2008, Karen GREIN- BALDASSARO passed away in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Joe BALDASSARO. Loving mother of Marilyn FORTNER and her husband Garfield and Joe Jr. BALDASSARO and his wife Carmen. Proud grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Jeff, and great-grandmother of Destiny, Zoe, Jaden and Blake. Dear sister of the late Doreen KAYS. Dear sister-in-law of John BALDASSARO, Mary BALDASSARO and Betty (Tony deceased) BALDASSARO. Aunt Karen will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 345 Lyle Street at York Street on Saturday morning, June 14, 2008 at 10 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum at Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday evening at 8: 15 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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FORTUNA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-05 published
WEBER, J. Ward
Passed away peacefully on Thursday January 3, 2008 at his residence Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton. Ward was born in Waterloo Township, 94 years ago a son of the late Milton G. and Susanna (SWARTZ) WEBER. He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Milverton. Ward had farmed with his wife Dorothy at R.R.#2 Baden for many years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Erma STOLTZ who predeceased him March 17, 2001. Loving father of Charlotte and Chuck SCHIEDEL of New Hamburg and David and Kathy WEBER of Sauble Beach. Sadly missed by grandchildren Cindy FORTUNA, Tracey and Steve PERSCHBACHER, Michael and Kay WEBER, Tricia and Shawn DRENNAN and by great-grandchildren Katherine, Joseph, Sarah, Ellen, Rachel, Leanne, Craig, Janessa, Bethany, and Jeremy. Lovingly remembered by brother Stewart and Marion WEBER of London, sisters-in-law Reta STOLTZ of Waterloo and Ludena WILTSE of Kitchener. Also remembered by Michael FORTUNA and a number of nieces and nephews. Ward was predeceased by sister Myrtle and husband Cleason SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER. Friends and relatives may call at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Sunday January 6, 2008 from 2-5 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday January 7, 2008 at the funeral home at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Robert BUGBEE officiating. Private burial in Memory Gardens, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton or the charity of one's choice.

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FORTUNA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-13 published
TRIPP, Laura (formerly THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, née METCALFE)
Quietly, at Westmount Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener, on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. Laura (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) TRIPP (née METCALFE,) 95 years, formerly of Sarnia and Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Ray TRIPP (1997) and Henry (Pat) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (1962.) Dear mother of June MacKENZIE of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of Kristine and Tom FORTUNA of Kitchener, Murray MacKENZIE of London and Kim and Chris COGHLAN of Kitchener. Cherished great-grandmother of Mandy, Danny, Candice, Christopher and Amy and great great-grandmother to Logan. Dear sister of the late Henry, Delbert and Bert METCALFE, Lavena PHILIPS and Dorothy HULL and her husband Clarence of Petrolia. Special friend to Robert IRVINE of Sarnia. Visitors will be received at the Wyoming Baptist Church, Broadway Street, Wyoming, on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 12: 45 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the M.S. Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia (519-882-0100). Memories and condolences may sent on-line from www.needhamjay.com.

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FORZANI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-11 published
DAVIDSON, Raymond Giacomo
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Ray DAVIDSON on February 8, 2008, after a brave encounter with cancer. Beloved husband and dearest friend of Judith POE. Loving father of Raymond Jr. and his wife Carla of Oakville, Celia MARGISON and her husband Ted of Los Angeles, and Lisa DAVIDSON and her husband Dan Bell of San Diego. Devoted grandfather of Troy DAVIDSON, Cynthia DAVIDSON, Tyler MARGISON and Dylan BELL. Brother of James DAVIDSON and his wife Vici of Duncan, British Columbia and the late Norman and Better DAVIDSON of Calgary. Brother-in-law to Penny MEISLER and the late David MEISLER of Chicago. Ray will also be sadly missed by his beloved aunt, Audrey FORZANI of Calgary, his dear Friends Kelly Akers and Bill Hall and their daughter Alex and his many cousins, nieces and nephews. Born in Calgary, the son of the late James and Julietta DAVIDSON, Ray studied voice and piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and at Gonzaga University in Washington. Winner of the Simpson's 'Red Feather Revue', and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 'Opportunity Knocks', and 'Singing Stars of Tomorrow' in the 1950's, Ray went on to sing with the Canadian Opera Company and later as a solo entertainer throughout Canada and Europe. He brought joy to all with whom he shared his music and, through his music and our memories, he will always be in our hearts and lives. Our thanks to Ivy LUNT and Rohit TAMHANE for their kindness to Ray and his family. Donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday at Saint Michael's Cathedral (Bond and Shuter) at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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