FRANCISCO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-14 published
LOPES, Zaira (née FRANCISCO)
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services, on Wednesday, February 13th, 2008. Zaira FRANCISCO- LOPES, of Owen Sound, died in her 63rd year. She was the dearly beloved wife of the late John LOPES and the daughter of Maria FRANCISCO and the late Armando FRANCISCO. Zaira was the loving mother of Jason LOPES and his partner, Darcy TREMBLAY, of Toronto and John LOPES and his wife, Nancy, of London. Zaira will be sadly missed by her sister, Angela RANKIN, of Owen Sound and her brothers, Manuel FRANCISCO and his wife, Linda, of Sault Ste. Marie, Tony FRANCISCO and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Windsor and Jaime FRANCISCO, of Tillsonburg. Nieces and nephews will miss her dearly. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, (519-376-7492) on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church, 554 - 15th Street East, Owen Sound on Saturday, February 16th, 2008 at 9: 00 a.m. Interment will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound. The Vigil for the Deceased will be offered at the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday evening at 7: 30 p.m. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to Saint Mary's Church or the Canadian Cancer Society as expressions of sympathy.

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FRANK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-28 published
BURGESS, Phyllis Jean (née IRVINE)
Of Chesley, passed away at Parkview Manor, Chesley on Monday, May 26, 2008 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Doctor George H. Burgess. Cherished mother of Jean BURGESS (Peter DEMARSH) of Taymouth, New Brunswick, Doctor Ken BURGESS (Linda FRANK) of Hamilton, Bill BURGESS (Simin TABRIZI) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Lillian BURGESS (Jon RADOJKOVIC of R.R.#4 Chesley and Neil BURGESS (Lynn AYLWARD) of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Loving grandmother of Luke DEMARSH, Allison and Caitlin FRANK- BURGESS, Jonathon TABRIZI, Skyler, Ian and Misha RADOJKOVIC and Anna Joy AYLWARD- BURGESS. Phyllis is survived by her sister-in-law Diana IRVINE of North Battleford. She is predeceased by her brother William IRVINE, cousins Alec and Stan IRVINE and her parents, William and Edith (SMITHERS) IRVINE. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2008 at Saint_John's United Church, Chesley at 11 a.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Angola Memorial Scholarship Fund or Saint_John's United Church for medical work in Angola would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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FRANK o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-08-20 published
Anita Gertrud FRANK
In loving memory of Anita Gertrud Frank, July 6, 1958 to August 11, 2008.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Anita died peacefully
surrounded by her family and Friends at her home in Manitowaning.
Cherished wife of Alois "Al" Frank. Loving mother of Anna, Sarah,
Kathleen and Daniel. Survived by her mother Maria, mother in-law Emma,
predeceased by her father Karl Egetenmayer, and her father in-law Josef
Frank, all of Germany. Will always be remembered by her sisters Maria and
Karin (Gisela predeceased) and her brothers Karl, Norberd, Siegfried,
Stefan and Michael (Wolfgang predeceased). Al and Anita immigrated to
Canada in April of 1982 and began farming at their current home south of
Manitowaning. Ten years later, they opened a Bed and Breakfast at their
cattle farm, which led them into the tourist business. In 1998 they
bought Red Lodge Resort, which, as of today, they still operate. In her
earlier years, Anita's passion was caring for her children and sewing
their clothes. She was also an excellent chef and baker who always
enjoyed cooking for family and Friends, as well as large groups at the
Lodge. In her later years, she began to quilt and joined the Little
Current Quilters, where Anita created many beautiful projects. She was a
quiet and friendly woman who always wore a smile, while being very
practical and well organized at her home and business, which is what made
Red Lodge such a success. Anita will be greatly missed by her family,
Friends and many of her guests. Visitation was Wednesday, August 13 at
Island Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, August 14 at Knox
United Church, Manitowaning with Father George Gardner officiating with
Reverend Martin Garniss. Rhonda Bondi was the organist, Esther Anstice the
soloist, and Dorothy Anstice the pianist. Cremation with burial of ashes
at Hilly Grove Cemetery.

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-28 published
BARFETT, Angelina " Ann"
Of Elgin Manor passed away at her late residence, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley BARFETT (2002) and dearly loved mother of Larry HACKMAN and his wife Elizabeth Carere of London, Pam HARVEY (late David,) Michael HACKMAN and his wife Deborah JAJUSKI of Saint Thomas and the late Paul HACKMAN. Dear sister of Domenic ALVARO of London, Sam and his wife Marie of Saint Thomas, Jimmy and his wife Piovena of Toronto, Carm McNEA of Saint Thomas, Rose BRADEN of Hamilton, Polly FRANK of Saint Thomas, Pat and her husband Jack DECANDIDO of London and Bill ALVARO of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by 3 sisters Mary DOLPHIN, Catherine "Grace" SPRUCE and Margarite ALVARO and by 2 brothers Frank and Joe ALVARO. Sadly missed by thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Ann was born in Saint Thomas on March 25th, 1922. She worked at Hartz Mountain. Ann was a member of Holy Angels' Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Saturday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin.

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
BARFETT, Angelina " Ann"
Of Elgin Manor passed away at her late residence on Tuesday February 26th, 2008, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley BARFETT (2002) and dearly loved mother of Larry HACKMAN and his wife Elizabeth CARERE of London, Pam HARVEY (late David,) Michael HACKMAN and his wife Deborah JAJUSKI of Saint Thomas and the late Paul HACKMAN. Dear sister of Domenic ALVARO of London, Sam and his wife Marie of Saint Thomas, Jimmy and his wife Piovena of Toronto, Carm McNEA of Saint Thomas, Rose BRADEN of Hamilton, Polly FRANK of Saint Thomas, Pat and her husband Jack DECANDIDO of London and Bill ALVARO of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by 3 sisters Mary DOLPHIN, Catherine "Grace" SPRUCE and Margarite ALVARO and by 2 brothers Frank and Joe ALVARO. Sadly missed by thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Ann was born in Saint Thomas on March 25th, 1922. She worked at Hartz Mountain. Ann was a member of Holy Angels' Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Saturday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin.

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-02 published
PIETT, Carolyn Leigh
Suddenly on Monday, March 31, 2008, Carolyn Leigh PIETT of Embro in her 24th year. Beloved daughter of Ron PIETT of Embro and Pauline PIETT and her partner Rob ZYLSTRA of Woodstock. Cherished sister of Allison WILKS and her husband Jeff of Embro, Stefani PIETT (Brett HARRIS) and Tracy PIETT all of Embro. Loved granddaughter of Alice (née BAUTE) FRANK of Woodstock and special aunt of Ava WILKS of Embro. Dear niece of Beverly (Jim) MATHESON, Eileen (Marvin) HART, Carol (Doug) THOROGOOD, John (Mary) FRANK, Dan (Patricia) FRANK, Geraldine (Bob) GRAY/GREY. She is survived by her many cousins, Friends and will be remembered by Scott and Ryan ZYLSTRA. Predeceased by her Grandparents Jack FRANK (1998,) Stuart PIETT (2000) and Christine (née MATHESON) PIETT (2007.) Carolyn was involved with Embro Minor Hockey filling many roles as coach, assistant coach and will be missed by the teams for which she played, the Embro 97's and the midget girls. She shared her love of hockey with a new generation of young women. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Thursday, April 3, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate Carolyn's life will be held at Knox United Church, Embro on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Frank STAPLES officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment later in the North Embro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Embro Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com "Carolyn's unique spirit, smile and passion for life reflected in everything she did; she will be missed and loved by all."

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-10 published
ALVARO, Donald
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, Donald ALVARO in his 94th year. Dear husband of the late Dena (VALENTI) ALVARO. Loving father of Diane CAMERON and Don Jr. and his wife Sue. Proud grandfather of Frank CAMERON and Jackie BOWES, Amanda ALVARO and Tony LACAVERA, B.J. ALVARO and Lindsay ALVARO. Dear brother of Sam (Marie,) Jimmy (Piovena), Carm McNEA, Rose BRADEN, Polly FRANK, Pat (Jack) DECANDIDO and Bill and brother-in-law of Emma Schults. Predeceased by his four sisters Mary Dolphin, Catherine 'Grace' SPRUCE, Margarite ALVARO and Angelina 'Ann' BARFETT. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint_Justin's Church, 855 Jalna Blvd. on Friday morning at 11: 30 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 8: 30 o'clock. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-27 published
FRANK, Jean Winnifred (née CRAWFORD)
Peacefully at Sprucedale Care Centre in Strathroy on June 26, 2008, Jean Winnifred (née CRAWFORD) FRANK of Arkona passed away in her 87th year. Beloved mother of Reid FRANK of Saskatoon, James FRANK of London, Elizabeth HOLBROOK of Thedford, Shirley and Peter HEISZ of London, Virginia FRANK of Forest, and Marjorie HUNT of Clinton. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Crawford, Kimberly, Matthew, Gregory, Heather, Andrew, Jacob, Haley, Shane, Keith, and Robyn. Resting at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest for visitation on Sunday, June 29, 2008 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral service on June 30, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Alzheimer's Society gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences at gilpinfuneralchapel.com.

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FRANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-29 published
SCHNEIDER, Erna
Of Elgin Manor, on Friday June 27, 2008, passed away peacefully at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 99th year. Wife of the late Emil SCHNEIDER (June 19, 1957.) Dearly loved mother of Irene and Vic POVILAITIS, the late Wanda HAYSUM (August 10, 1994,) Witold "Vic" and Nancy SCHNEIDER, the late Benno SCHNEIDER (May 8, 1984) and Helen STREET. Reinhard and Jane SCHNEIDER. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Meta KUDZEVCIENE in Lithuania. Grandmother of Edward and Diane POVILAITIS, Lorri and John PARON, Bruno and Penny HEBBLETHWAITE, Larry and Laurie FRANK, Rene and Chris MOSHER, Brian SCHNEIDER, Eric SCHNEIDER, Dean SCHNEIDER, Monica and Andrew MULDER, Jennifer SCHNEIDER, Andrew and Dawn SCHNEIDER and to 12 great-grandchildren. Erna was born in Lithuania, March 10, 1910 and immigrated to Canada, December 11, 1947. She and her husband and family settled just outside Rodney, where they grew tobacco. Erna was a member of Saint_John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Aylmer. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service to celebrate Erna's life will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Rodney Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital or the charity of one's choice.

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FRANK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-07-16 published
CROPPER, Muriel Elsie (née FRANK)
On Friday July 11th, 2008 at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in her 83rd year. Dear Aunt of David GAGNÉ of Wasaga Beach. Beloved cousin of Donald MERRITT. Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Lilian FRANK, her twin sister Lilian McKIM (2005,) and her niece Lynne GAYNE (1985.) Celebration of Life was held at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road E., Wasaga Beach on Sunday July 13th, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. Interment of Cremated Remains in Stayner Cemetery.
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FRANK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-09 published
FRANK, Eileen
Passed away peacefully on June 6, 2008. Predeceased by her beloved husband Albert in 1991. Dear mother of Diane (Dan) and Richard. Cherished grandmother of Lauren (Dale), Andrew, Alexandra and Geneva. Born in Toronto in 1916, Eileen was always known as "Nan" to family and Friends. She and Al married near the end of World War 2 and built a loving and successful life together. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren and there was never a time she wasn't first to love, nurture and provide. She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, June 9th. Service to be held Tuesday, June 10th at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through
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FRANK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-18 published
GOLD, Faye
On Friday, July 13, 2008 at North York General Hospital. Faye GOLD, beloved wife of the late Irving GOLD. Lovingly remembered by Albert KAPUS. Loving mother of Marsha WRIGHT. Dear sister of Ruth SWARTZ. Devoted grandmother of Alisa and Mark TANNY and Marci and Daniel FRANK and great-grandmother of Ethan. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave W (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, July 18 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Temple Sinai Synagogue Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 44 Stubbs Dr. #612. Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimers Society of Ontario 416-967-5900.

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FRANKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
SHURMAN, Frances
Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 14, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Fred SHURMAN. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Carole, Janet and Donald CAPLAN, and Richard and Morlyn. Dear sister of the late Freda FRANKEL, and Sonya SCHNEYER. Devoted grandmother of Michael, Brian, Jesse, Corey, Emma, Katy, and Baylee. She was truly one of a kind and will be missed by all. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Sunday, March 16th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 361 Glencairn Ave. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.

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FRANKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
BLOCK, Pearl (née SUGAR)
Peacefully passed away at age 98, on Saturday, May 31, 2008. Daughter of the late Joseph and Etta SUGAR. Devoted and loving wife of the late William Robert BLOCK. Loving mother of Caryl ALEXANDER and Bradley BLOCK and his wife Margaret. Cherished grandmother of William, Trevor, Skottie, Michele and Jessica. Beloved aunt of many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters, Rose AXLER, Helen FISHER, Bertha FRANKEL, Belle SKOLNIK, Anne FRIEDENBERG and brothers Lou, Aaron, David and Harold SUGAR. " Your strength and dignity will always be an inspiration to all your family." A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 12: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W. (between Yonge and Bathurst). Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, on Bathurst Street. In her memory donations to her favourite charity The Hospital for Sick Children, 416-813-5320 would be appreciated.

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FRANKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
Maggy REEVES, 85: Couturier
Austrian-born designer clothed Canada's rich and famous
By Iris NOWELL, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Toronto -- As a child, fashion designer Maggy REEVES became acquainted with immense wealth and one of its conspicuous spinoffs - beautifully dressed women. It changed her life so that years later she would attain the pinnacle of fashion excellence in Canada.
Born into uncertain times in Austria in 1924, she was christened Margarethe WEISZ. As a nine-year-old growing up in Austria she sensed only faint stirrings of the unrest around her. In 1937, she gained an abrupt understanding when her Jewish father, Robert WEISZ, fled the Nazis and escaped abroad, leaving behind his Catholic wife and daughters Margarethe and Trude.
During the Second World War, the threesome moved to the countryside where they were spared the worst of the conflict. In 1947, Margarethe married Willibald NAGENZAUM, a bookkeeper she had known from her school days. The marriage lasted only two years and she, with son Frederick, left Vienna to join her father in the Dominican Republic. There, she discovered he had bigamously married a niece of Rafael TRUJILLO, the country's infamous dictator. Margarethe and her son moved in with her father and his wife and, in doing so, rubbed shoulders with the elite of society. The women, she discovered, were stunningly dressed.
"I was so jealous," she said years later. "I showed off by making the wildest clothes." This achieved the desired effect: "People looked at me."
By 1949, however, she had grown unhappy living with her father's new wife and ran off and married James COURTNEY, a well-to-do Texan. This proved to be a mistake. After two tumultuous years in Dallas, they divorced and she moved to New York where she became an apprentice pattern maker.
In 1953, she moved to Montreal where she broadened her experience as a junior designer. Two years later, she settled in Toronto. There she got a foothold in couture by custom designing high-fashion clothes. By then known as Maggy, she set up a business in her home on Bayview Avenue in Toronto's Moore Park neighbourhood and hired three women as seamstresses. In her window she hung a sign: "L'elegance - Paris, Toronto, Haute Couture."
"Maggy organized little fashion shows in the living room," said her friend Edith BILEK, a fellow Austrian who served clients tea and sandwiches. "That's how Maggy began."
The business developed quickly but lacked capital to expand. A client named Reva JOSEPH, whose husband was a prosperous car dealer, offered the necessary backing. The new business was named Maggy Reeves, which is derived from their first names - Maggy and Reva. In 1957, the Maggy Reeves salon opened on Cumberland Street in Toronto. Over time, Maggy adopted it as her own name.
The business flourished and in 1962 she married Otto SOMLAI, a Hungarian who had fled the 1956 revolution. At first, he worked in a furniture factory but later quit to work alongside his wife.
By that time her salon enjoyed a staff of European-trained women who painstakingly produced the handwork that was the Maggy Reeves imprimatur -- beading, quilting, hand painting and embroidery. Working with fine silk chiffon, for example, a design might comprise six or eight hem lengths, each hand-rolled and stitched so fine the stitches were scarcely visible. Such filmy chiffon and tiny stitches allowed a dress to "float" as the wearer walked. It was a distinct mark of couture.
Ms. REEVES's workers spent hundreds of hours on handwork she could never afford to charge. Prices of her ball gowns averaged $2,000 to $3,000, which in Paris or New York would be 10 times higher. Her costliest design was $10,000.
Interestingly, the customer was not always right. If Ms. REEVES felt an outfit would not be flattering, she refused to make it and instead devised a glamorous alternative. She steered women away from tight-fitting clothes they thought were sexy. "If you wear something too tight that shows your bumps," she once told a reporter, "you will look like a snake that has swallowed eggs."
In October of 1964, an afternoon tea and fashion show at the Park Plaza Hotel put her salon on the map. Organized by her friend and public-relations whiz, the late Catherine SMYTH, the event was intended to expose Toronto women to haute couture suits, coats and ball gowns that were the equal of Paris, Rome and New York.
"Everybody went ga-ga," recalls Anne CASEY, a client who modelled in the show. "People wanted to buy the clothes right off your back."
Clientele grew quickly and Ms. REEVES often had difficulty obtaining high-quality fabrics in Canada. Twice a year, she travelled to textile mills in France, Italy and Austria in search of the best materials. Frequently, she went to New York for the luxurious ribbons, piping, vintage beads and Swarovski crystal buttons that gave her designs their characteristic touch.
In 1977, a star-studded charity fashion show in Los Angeles earned recognition in the U.S. The show, in support of the Loretta Young Auxiliary of Saint Anne's Maternity Hospital and Home for Unwed Mothers, was organized by Toronto broadcast journalist Edie FRANKEL. The clothes were modelled by the wives of actors and the event attracted celebrities and young starlets.
However, it also produced a big problem.
"Maggy took one look at the models and said, 'I told you, no breasts!' Ms. FRANKEL recalled. All along, Ms. REEVES had been concerned that naturally busty women and breast-implanted women would not fit her fashions. Fortunately, she had brought along a sewing machine, and her assistant Franca RANIERE immediately made alterations.
Ms. REEVES continued as a leader in Canadian haut couture for some years after that but demand diminished in the 1990s as fashion changed to ultra casual wear. Nonetheless, with one part-time worker she continued to make couture in her Toronto apartment for a few loyal clients.
Maggy REEVES was born Margarethe Katharina WEISZ in Vienna, Austria, on October 11, 1924. She died April 9, 2008, in Toronto of heart failure. She was 85. She is survived by her sister, Trude, and her son Fred Courtney. She was predeceased by her husband, Otto, in 1991.

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-27 published
CALHOUN, Rosemary Louise (née ANKENMANN)
Of R.R.#3 Chesley, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in her 59th year. Beloved wife of Dennis. Loving mother of Cyndie (Kevin) RANDS of Allenford, Greg (Jessica) of Tara, Melanie of Toronto and Carrie (Alex SMITH) of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Meghan, Ewan, Chloe, Claire and Carylie. Rosemary will be missed by her siblings, Doug ANKENMANN of Chesley, Laurel (Jim) FRANKLIN of Williamsford, Geoff (Carol ANKENMANN of Rexton, New Brunswick and Russell ANKENMANN of Southampton. She will be fondly remembered by her mother-in-law Helen CALHOUN as well as brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rod (Carol) CALHOUN, Doug (Brenda) CALHOUN, Cheryl (Ed) VANDEGRAFT and Marlene BOSSE. Predeceased by her parents, Bob and Jeanne (NEVERS) ANKENMANN and her father-in-law Willard CALHOUN. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 30, 2008 at Saint_John's United Church, Chesley at 11 a.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-26 published
WALKER, Kenneth Allen
Suddenly at his residence in West Nippising on Friday, June 13, 2008, Kenneth Allen WALKER age 56, formerly of Reece's Corners. Loving father of Dennis Allen WALKER (Cassie) and Terry Scott WALKER (Katrina.) Cherished grandfather of Alyssa, Taylor, and Trinity. Dear brother of Donna (Carroll) HALL. Survived by nieces and nephews. Kenneth will be sadly missed by Rosemarie and the Graham family. Predeceased by his parents Allen FRANKLIN and Lela WALKER and by his sister Loretta WALKER. Cremation has taken place. Interment of ashes will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery, 1016 Colborne Road, Sarnia, followed by a reception at the Smith Family Centre (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, (519) 542-5541. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-05-23 published
FRANKLIN, Roderick
Peacefully with his family at his side on Friday May 16th, 2008, at Royal Victoria Hospital he went to be with the Lord. Beloved husband of Muriel (BENEDICT) for 56 years. Loving father of Joyce WILLIAMS (Hugh), Nancy SAINT_AMAND (Chris), Jim (Terri), Deborah, Cathy BOWER (Jim,) predeceased by Ronda. Dear grandfather of Nena Williams KING (Eldon,) Andrew and Tyler WILLIAMS, Michael and Amy KANE, Troy, Kale, Devon and Dane FRANKLIN, Chad FRANKLIN, Jacob (Jessica) and Aleda CARR. Great-grandfather of Danaya KING. Predeceased by sisters Ann McMURCHY, Donna MARSHALL and brother Jim FRANKLIN. Prior to retirement in 1990 he worked for many years as paint and parts delivery for U.A.P. His love for woodworking will remain treasures to us all. Memorial service of family only will be held Friday May 23rd. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society
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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-01 published
HARLOCKER, Thomas Coke Jr. (1948-2008)
It is with great sadness that the HARLOCKER family announces the passing of Tom. After a strong willed battle with illness, Tom passed peacefully at home on Wednesday January 30, 2008 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his beloved wife Eileen (MORGAN) HARLOCKER and loving children Morgan and Tommy III. Born in San Francisco, U.S.A., Tom was the dear son of the late Thomas HARLOCKER and Alice FRANKLIN, step-son to the late Ed FRANKLIN and brother to Marion GARFOLO, Christopher and Douglas HARLOCKER. A skilled sailor, handyman, "chef extraordinaire" and avid boater, Tom's favourite place to be was Cedar Point, where he could spend time with his family and indulge in his hobbies and talents. Tom will be greatly missed for his love of life, family, and Friends. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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FRANKLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-07 published
JACOBSON, Lillian
In her 99th year on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Lillian JACOBSON, beloved wife of the late Joseph (Bunny) JACOBSON. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Linda and Roger FRANKLIN. Dear sister of the late Sybil GOLDSTEIN, Ann WINSTOCK, and Arthur and Harold FINESTEIN. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, 416-480-4483.

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FRANKOVIC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-17 published
FRANKOVIC, John
Peacefully on Monday, July 14th, 2008, at Victoria Hospital, surrounded by his family, John FRANKOVIC of London at the age of 81. Loving husband of Niki of 52 years. Dear father of Sava and Scott TAPSON of Halifax, Doctors Tanya and Scott SHULMAN of North Bay, and Ted FRANKOVIC of Shelby, Michigan. Nono John to Kristen, Kylie, Mercedes and Dexter. Also missed by sisters-in-law Sava DESMAN of Rome, Italy, and Silva SINKOVEC of Izola, Slovenia, as well as by his many nephews and nieces. He will always be forever in our hearts. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Michael's Parish, 515 Cheapside Street, on Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Saint Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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FRANKS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-02 published
FRANKS, Tim (June 20, 1966-March 15, 1988)
When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the "smile."
Forget unkind words I have spoken,
Remember some good I have done,
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun.
Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way,
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay
And come in the shade of the evening
When the star points dimly in the west,
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only the best!!
- Lovingly remembered and missed each and every day, Mom, Dad, Tammy, Paul and Jeremy, Grandma and Grandpa WASYLNCHUK
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FRANKS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-25 published
BERDAN, Isabell (RICH)
Born July 14, 1929. Reunited with her late husband Allan (1999) and late son Larry (2006), on June 7, 2008. Loving mother of Randy and wife Trish of Waterloo, Dale, Dawn ROBINSON, and Shelley, all of Windsor. Dear grandmother of Courtney, Natalie, Krystie FEDAK, Jason, and Kyle ROBINSON. Dear sister of Reta and the late Donald GOHEEN. Predeceased by her brother Teddy RICH. Dear aunt of Isabell and Les FRANKS and their family all of Dundalk. Predeceased by loving in-laws George and Florence BERDAN, Ellen and Bert PERRY, Gord and Marie DOBSON, Fred and Edna BERDAN, Louise and Bob FOWLER, and A.D. BERDAN. Survived by her loving sister-in-law Lillian BERDAN of Glencoe and by many other nieces and nephews. Isabell was retired from the Hudson Bay Company after many years of employment. Visitation was held at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 2-5 and from 7-9. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 10 a.m. from the chapel with Bishop Jack PECK officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment of cremated remains to be held at a later date at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Donations made to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be sent to the family at www.windsorchapel.com.
Attending the funeral from here were her only sister, Reta GOHEEN and daughter and son-in-law Isabell and Les FRANKS, along with Mark FRANKS and Dawn and Scott HIGGINSON of Shelburne and Audrey DUNCAN of Etobicoke, who read a lovely poem "Love me and let me go" and said a few words about her growing up with Isabell.
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FRANKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
Ottawa's 'dean of deputy ministers' cherished the ideals of good governance
In serving governments of all stripes, he set a standard among all upper-echelon bureaucrats. His greatest achievement was likely helping save Canada's railways by reforming the 'Crow rate'
By Gay ABBATE, Page S12
Toronto -- The period between 1975 and 1992 saw great change in Canada's political landscape. There were more federal elections than most people cared to think about, and a revolving door of political figures that set the minds of voters spinning. Yet during this period of turbulent transition, Arthur KROEGER remained a key player in the Ottawa bureaucracy, a testament to his trustworthiness and his uncanny ability to be parachuted into any ministry and set it to rights.
Known as the "dean of deputy ministers," Mr. KROEGER set the standard for public servants during his 34 years working for the federal government, one of his greatest legacies being a reformed Crow's Nest Pass freight rate that allowed Canada's railways to survive.
For all that, Mr. KROEGER never gave thought to running for public office himself, in part because he was a very private person. In a speech entitled "In Praise of the Politician," which he gave in 1990 to the Empire Club of Canada, he spoke of the public scrutiny of politicians and their private lives. He complained that "public bitchiness" about those in public life "has gone well beyond any bounds of reasonableness in recent years, to the point where the good governance of the country stands to be affected."
He admired most of the politicians he met and for whom he worked, praising them for their long hours and for their sacrifices. The public impression that politicians are simply freeloaders on the public purse and that their sole interest is ego gratification is an erroneous one, he said.
Mr. KROEGER was happy to carve out his own niche, one in which he best served the Canadian public by helping to shape the policies that elected officials would enact as legislation. His role, he maintained, was to offer choices to the politicians whose job it was to choose. He was never a "Yes, Minister" type of civil servant unless he truly agreed with his bosses, said Ned FRANKS, Professor Emeritus of political studies at Queen's University. "He would not have been a good politician but he was a great public servant," Mr. FRANKS said.
Born east of Drumheller, Alberta., near the Saskatchewan border, Arthur KROEGER was the youngest of seven children of Heinrich and Helen KROEGER, a Mennonite couple who immigrated from what is now Ukraine in 1926. The KROEGERs were among 20,000 Mennonites who fled to Canada during the 1920s from the Soviet Union to avoid persecution by the Communists. The KROEGER family arrived with little to their name except for a set of carpentry tools, a wooden box full of family diaries and documents, and the family clock. They settled in the southeastern Alberta community of Naco on arid land others had abandoned as untenable. So, too, did the KROEGERs. They left what is now a ghost town to try their luck in what is known as Palliser's Triangle, an area of low rainfall that straddles three Prairie provinces.
Those early days were difficult for the KROEGERs and often there was little to eat. Meals were boiled wheat, beet peelings or lard sandwiches. Mr. KROEGER frequently went hungry as a child, said his daughter, Alix KROEGER. Helen KROEGER supplemented the family's finances by taking in washing. All the children helped out with the chores, with the milking of the cows falling to the youngest child. Often, as he went about his task, a barn cat arrived in hopes of a handout. As a young boy, Mr. KROEGER loved cats and would squirt milk directly into the cat's mouth, his daughter said.
The KROEGERs spoke Low German and Mr. KROEGER did not learn English until he started school. That deficiency never held him back. Upon graduating from Consort High School, he obtained a degree in English Literature from the University of Alberta in 1955. However, he had not arrived at university with a distinguished academic record. In 2004, he admitted as such in a convocation speech to graduates of the university. "I had shot pool, played hockey and hung around with my Friends," he recounted. As a result, he ended Grade 12 two courses short and had to make good in summer school.
After graduation, he spent a year teaching, only to discover that he did not enjoy the job and junked the idea. A former professor urged him to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship. He was successful, and soon he set off for Pembroke College at Oxford University to pursue studies in English literature. Two weeks into the term he switched to politics, philosophy and economics. He received his master's in 1958 and always remained grateful to his old professor. Mr. KROEGER framed the professor's note and hung it on the wall of his study.
From Oxford, he joined what was then the Department of External Affairs and served in Geneva, New Delhi, Washington and Ottawa. Over the years, he built up a reputation for hard work, clear thinking and astute management. Then, a few days before Christmas in 1974, he was suddenly launched into Ottawa's upper stratosphere.
Then prime minister Pierre Trudeau personally selected Mr. KROEGER and three other senior servants and appointed them to key positions in various departments. From Mr. Trudeau's point of view, he was just what he had in mind - "younger men with more flexibility," who could function in top government jobs. After struggling under the limitations of a minority government, Mr. Trudeau had that summer been returned to power with a majority and he wished to put into effect some lasting changes.
Then 42, Mr. KROEGER became one of Mr. Trudeau's bright new stars. He was moved from assistant secretary on the Treasury Board to deputy minister in the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. While not entirely new to the department (in his Treasury capacity, he had supervised its spending programs), it was the first time he had any personal experience with the North since 1958, when he had set off for England. Unlike most transatlantic travellers who at that time took a ship from Montreal or Halifax, he had boarded a wheat-carrying freighter in Churchill, Manitoba, and had gone to Britain via Hudson Bay. Until he became a deputy minister, that had been his first and only trip to the North.
His spell at Oxford was significant in matters of the heart, too. While there, he met a fellow Canadian student, Gabrielle SELLERS, who was studying history on a scholarship. The two became Friends and both would join External Affairs at the same time she went to the United Nations in New York. They met again in Washington and married in 1966. They were to remain together until her death in 1979.
After leaving Indian Affairs, he went on to other appointments as deputy minister: Transport Canada (1979-83), Regional Industrial Expansion (1985-86), Energy, Mines and Resources (1986-88) and Employment and Immigration (1988-92). In the short period when he was not a deputy minister he took on other positions, including special adviser to the Clerk of the Privy Council.
It was at the Department of Transport in 1979 that Mr. KROEGER truly made his mark. The portfolio had just been handed to Jean-Luc Pepin and together they rolled up their sleeves and set about reforming the historic Crow's Nest Pass freight rate. The process was to take four years of debate, revision and much slinging of political mud.
To Mr. KROEGER, however, the reform was more a matter of good governance than of good politics. His analysis was that the railways could not go on losing millions of dollars carrying grain at Crow rates, but the farmers needed the railways to get their grain to market, so the government had to bite the bullet of change.
To settle differences, the department proposed to split the Crow rate subsidy of $650-million a year evenly between farmers and the railways. For a while, it looked as if the measure would go through without difficulty. Then Quebec raised its voice to denounce the changes as giving western livestock farmers an unfair advantage. The attack spooked the Quebec Liberal caucus and Mr. Pepin, already under fire from the powerful wheat pools in the West, retreated. That invited attacks by many Tory members of Parliament and their grain-growing constituents. Meanwhile, for reasons of its own, the New Democratic Party also weighed in and the row raged on for months.
For Mr. KROEGER, the whole thing began to appear very expensive. "Unfortunately, neither producers nor railways nor the federal Government can pay much more than at present," he told The Globe and Mail in September, 1982. "We have to acknowledge we may have a grain transportation system no one can afford."
Interestingly, one of his allies was his brother, Henry KROEGER, then Minister of Transport in Alberta. Many wheat producers in the province looked kindly on the reform and Henry KROEGER threw in his support. After his brother died in 1987, Mr. KROEGER forever kept above his desk a photo of the Canadian flag flying at half-mast at the Alberta Legislature.
In the end, the bill passed in November, 1983, after undergoing more than 80 amendments. As it happened, Mr. Pepin was not there to welcome it. By August that year, he had suffered too many black eyes and Mr. Trudeau replaced him with Lloyd Axworthy. His departure was a sad moment for Mr. KROEGER, who had developed a deep respect for his boss.
As things turned out, it would all go out the window anyway. The new rate was upheld by successive Tory governments but eventually it was eliminated after Jean Chrétien came to power in 1993.
Mr. KROEGER, however, never forgot. The Crow issue and the fight in the trenches alongside his friend Mr. Pepin left a lasting impression and he wrote a so-far untitled book on the subject. It will be published next year by University of Alberta Press.
In 1989, Mr. KROEGER was awarded the Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award and therein lies his legacy, say his numerous fans. Former prime minister Paul Martin, a long-time friend, said Mr. KROEGER had a huge influence on many politicians in terms of public policy and what was best for the future of Canada.
Mr. Martin was one of those who turned to him for advice. It was 1993, the Liberals had just won the federal election and Mr. Martin wanted to join the cabinet as minister of industry. A big mistake, Mr. KROEGER told him, and urged him instead to become the finance minister because that was where the power lies. "I resisted at first, but eventually gave in to his superior knowledge," said Mr. Martin. "He was right."
When Mr. Martin later became prime minister, he turned to Mr. KROEGER for his "great reservoir of knowledge" and asked him to serve on a transition team.
Mr. KROEGER never lost touch with his western roots or lost his western perspective, said Donald Savoie, professor of Public Administration at the University of Moncton.
Part of the task of the transition team was to shape how the new government would handle its dealings with the West. "You can't do one thing that's going to please the West, because there is no such West," he said. "There are many Wests."
Mr. KROEGER retired from the public service in 1992 but was not idle for long. The following year, he became Chancellor of Carleton University and served until 2002.
He was also visiting professor at the University of Toronto from 1993 to 1994, and a visiting fellow at Queen's University from 1993 to 1999.
A humble man, he never spoke of his accomplishments, said Huguette LABELLE, his long-time partner. The two met several years after Gabrielle KROEGER's death and became Friends. At the time, they were both deputy ministers. "We had a lot of the same views and values," said Ms. LABELLE, Chancellor of the University of Ottawa since 1994.
After his retirement, Mr. KROEGER began to delve into the diaries and family documents stored in that wooden box that survived the KROEGER family's trip across the ocean. From those, he pieced together the history of his family dating back several generations, highlighting its survival through revolution, drought and persecution.
His book Hard Passage: A Mennonite Family's Long Journey from Russia to Canada was published last year.
In 2000, Mr. KROEGER was named a Companion of the Order of Canada. The year before, Carleton University created the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs to administer its new undergraduate program in public affairs and policy management.
Unpretentious to the end, it left him tongue-tied.
Arthur KROEGER was born September 7, 1932, in Naco, Alberta. He died of kidney cancer on May 9, 2008, at the Centre Élisabeth-Bruyère in Ottawa. He was 75. He leaves his daughters, Alix and Kate, brothers Nick, George and Peter, and sister Anne. He also leaves his partner, Huguette LABELLE, step-son Pierre LABELLE and step-daughter Chantal LABELLE.

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FRANSSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
FRANSSEN, Albert Gregory
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, on Friday, June 27, 2008, Albert Gregory FRANSSEN, age 65, of Chatham, beloved husband of Mathea FRANSSEN. son of the late Anna Maria JEGERS and Peter FRANSSEN. He will be sadly missed by: his four children: Francine, Greg, and Richard FRANSSEN all of Chatham, and Sarah Stevens and her husband Eric of Kitchener. Dearest grandfather of Cody, Kortney, and Cameron. Brother of Elly CATTRYSSE of Chatham, John and his wife Annie of Holland, Harry and his wife Anne of Chatham, Tony and his wife Willie of Blenheim, and Bill and his wife Mary Ann of Chatham. He is also survived by his in laws, Anne, Henny and Wilma FRANSSEN and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his three brothers Pierre (2007), George (2007), and Joe (1998) and an infant sister Maria (1945). Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, and again on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Parish Prayers will be offered at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Donations to The Cancer Society or The Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com The Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home 519-352-5120.

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