GALLANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-17 published
BLACKBURN, Louisa Amanda (née WATERFIELD)
Peacefully at University Hospital, London, Ontario, on Friday, March 14th, 2008 Louisa Amanda BLACKBURN of London, in her 87th year. Predeceased by her parents Nathaniel (1935) and Esther (SLADE) (1931) WATERFIELD, brother George WATERFIELD (1980) and his family; Edward WATERFIELD (1944,) husband Donald BLANCHARD (1970) and Richard BLACKBURN (1999.) Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Joan, husband Robert MURRAY of Belmont, their son Scot MURRAY, his children Colin and Mariah. Their daughter Kristine and Stacy GALLANT and her son Robby GAUTHIER. Diana, her husband Anthony KEYS of London and their son Mark of Toronto and daughter Lisa and husband Richard GERARD of London and their children Dustin and Jessica. Louisa wished to be cremated. A private burial will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road, in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Louisa BLACKBURN.

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GALLANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
DELBRIDGE, Fred
At his late residence on Sunday, April 20, 2008 Fred DELBRIDGE of Exeter in his 70th year. Beloved husband of the late Beverly DELBRIDGE (2007.) Dear father of Anne and Daniel GALLANT of London and grandfather of Alexander. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bruce DELBRIDGE of Exeter and Louise and Robert GLENN of Goderich. Loving uncle of Michelle and Steve SMITH and Krista and Josh KUEHNBAUM and great-uncle of Caleb SMITH and Hana and Makala KUEHNBAUM. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Judith RITCHIE officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to Thames Road-Elimville United Church would be appreciated by the family. There will be an Oddfellows service in the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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GALLANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
GALLANT, Jordan Alexander
Suddenly, at home on Tuesday, May 14th, 2008, Jordan Alexander GALLANT of West Lorne in his 18th year. Lovingly remembered by his parents Romeo Paul and Sonia Susanne GALLANT of West Lorne. Dear brother of Rick and his wife Tanya of London and Samantha at home. Jordan is survived by his grandparents Jerry and Carolyn JOVANOVICH of Fingal and Mark (Shirley 1997) and his wife Margaret of Prince Edward Island and great-grandmothers Dorothy PORTER and Grace BRANSFIELD. Dear nephew of John and Lori JOVANOVICH, Deb and Jeff WALKER, Brent and Irene GALLANT, Dawn and Blaine GALLANT, Colleen (Ronnie 2006,) Jeanette and daughter Kristen GALLANT and many, many cousins. Predeceased by his great-grandmother Ljubica JOVANOVICH (2008) Memorial talk will take place at the Rodney Kingdom Hall on Monday, May 19th at 7 p.m. with Mr. Jeff McCOLL officiating. Interment to take place in Prince Edward Island at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Rodney Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs witnesses: would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519-785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com W.R. Denning Padfield Funeral Homes t- 519 785-0810 f- 519 785-2002 www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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GALLARDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
SHEARD, Gail (née FERRISS)
December 28, 2007, loving and beloved wife of the late Terence SHEARD, C.B.E., Q.C., (1985.) Dear twin sister of the late Joan HATCH (H. Clifford HATCH d.,) daughter of the late Kathleen and Ezra Garth FERRISS of Walkerville, Ontario. Proud and cherished aunt of Clifford HATCH (Sylvie), Gail TODGHAM (Doug), Mary HATCH, and Richard HATCH (Patti.) She was the loving great aunt of Diane HATCH (Chris NAUDIE), Aurelie BRYCE (Doug), Clifford HATCH (Amanda), Anne and Paul TODGHAM (Mary Anne), Elizabeth and Michael STEPHENS, Johanna and Kristofer HATCH. Dearest friend of Helen PERREN. The family extends its thanks to Rolyne GALLARDO and Ella CAPUYAN for dedicated care during the past twenty-one months. After graduating from Walkerville Collegiate, Gail enrolled in University College, University of Toronto, where she won a Reuben Wells Leonard scholarship. She graduated in 1937 with an Honours B.A. in Modern Languages alongside her beloved twin sister Joan. Her business career included advertising, script-writing, and promotion in Toronto and Ottawa. Following her marriage to Terence SHEARD in 1950, Gail enjoyed an active life as a volunteer, serving 42 years as a member of the Volunteer Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario, including 22 years as a docent in the adult education program. Gail was a member of the University Club of Toronto, and an Honorary Life member of Rosedale Golf Club, (where she was both Captain and President of the Ladies' section.) Gail SHEARD was a Founder Member of the Art Gallery of Ontario, and a Lifetime Member of King's College Circle, University of Toronto. Funeral services will be held at St. Simon-The-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor Street E. at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2008, followed by burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The family invites Friends to a reception at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Rd. immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gail Sheard Endowment Fund for professional development of curatorial staff, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street W., Toronto M5T 1Y2, the St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor Street E., Toronto M4W 1J1, or a charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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GALLASZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-20 published
Police discover third body in charred home
By Jill MAHONEY, Page A11
Investigators discovered a third body yesterday in the charred ruins of a Don Mills townhouse believed to be the scene of a double murder-suicide.
Two bodies had been found previously, after a suspicious fire engulfed the home Saturday evening. The three bodies are thought to be those of a woman, her husband and her mother.
"That's what we anticipate, and that would make it a double homicide-suicide," said Toronto police homicide Detective Doug SANSOM.
Around the time of the blaze, a three-year-old boy, who police believe was orphaned by the fire, was found unharmed by a neighbour after the man received a mysterious knock on his door. The boy was carrying a confession note.
"The note would indicate that there's some foul play," Det. SANSOM said, adding it appeared to be in a man's handwriting.
The note referred to a tape recorder in a nearby car that had only the sounds of people singing in English, Urdu and Hungarian. Police suspect the person who tried to make the recording was unaware the tape recorder did not work.
The boy has been in the care of the Children's Aid Society, but police believe he will be released to a paternal aunt who lives outside Toronto.
The second body, found Sunday, and the third body had not been removed from the townhouse late yesterday afternoon because of concerns about the structure's safety.
Police had responded to past complaints of domestic violence at the address on Green Belt Drive; the last incident was about three years ago, Det. SANSOM said. As well, emergency responders reported a strong smell of gasoline at the fire, which occurred in the Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue area.
Police said the victims are believed to be a 41-year-old man and two women, aged 46 and 70. Police won't officially release the names until the badly burned bodies are identified, likely through dental records or DNA. However, they have been identified by local media as Magid AHMAD, his wife, Ildiko SZAVA, and her mother, Karolyne GALLASZ.

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GALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-10 published
ASKIN, Shari Lee (née GALLEN)
Suddenly as the result of an accident, on Sunday, July 6th, 2008. Shari Lee ASKIN in her 47th year of Fort Nelson, British Columbia and formerly of Owen Sound. Loving and devoted companion of Kevin ELGIE. Cherished mother of Nick and Lee ASKIN, both of Fort Nelson. Devoted daughter of Lois GALLEN and the late Robert (1994,) and daughter-in-law of Sylvia ELGIE, both of Owen Sound. Sister of Bob GALLEN and his wife Laurie, of Owen Sound, and John GALLEN and his wife Patricia WILHELM, of Red Earth Creek, Alberta; and sister-in-law of Pamela ELGIE, of Idaho. Sadly missed by her niece Carly; nephew Robby; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Family invite Friends to call at the Sauble Christian Fellowship (church), 28 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach, on Saturday, July 12, 2008 for visitation from 12: 00-2:00 p.m. where a service celebrating Shari's life will be conducted at 2 o'clock. Cremation to follow with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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GALLI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-15 published
HUNTER, Francine Galli
After a long and courageous struggle with cancer, at University Hospital, on February 14, 2008, Francine Galli HUNTER, in her 48th year. Beloved wife of Graeme HUNTER. Loving mother of Miranda, Paola, and Amelia, all of London. Cherished daughter of Norma GALLI and the late Nick GALLI of Hamilton. Dear sister of Sandra SWAN (Bob) of Atherton, California, and Carl GALLI (Carla) of Ancaster. Francine will be remembered for her love of reading, quiet elegance, taste for fine dining and desire for new experiences. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, with a memorial Mass at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, at 12 noon. Interment at Saint Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Program.

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GALLI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
DUNAN, Claire (née YOUNG)
74, of Saint Thomas, passed away at the Good Shepherd Hospice, Auburndale, Florida on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. Beloved wife of the late R. Malcolm "Mac" DUNAN (1987.) Loved sister of James G. YOUNG (late Janice) of Wasaga Beach, and dear aunt of Maribeth YOUNG (Denny GALLI) of Ottawa, and Jocie KASDORP (Jos) of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Dear great aunt of Stefani GALLI, Evie and Tobias KASDORP. Also fondly remembered by her dear friend, Wes LEE of Saint Thomas, as well as several cousins. Born in Saint Thomas, October 7, 1933, she was the daughter of the late J. Gowan and Marguerite (TEEPLE) YOUNG. Claire was a former employee of Weatherhead and the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Saint Thomas and was the treasurer of the Dana Retirees for many years. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday afternoon, April 25th from 2-5 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 26th at 1: 30 p.m. followed by interment in Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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GALLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-15 published
HUNTER, Francine (née GALLI)
After a long and courageous struggle with cancer, at University Hospital, on February 14, 2008, Francine Galli HUNTER, in her 48th year. Beloved wife of Graeme HUNTER. Loving mother of Miranda, Paola, and Amelia, all of London. Cherished daughter of Norma GALLI and the late Nick GALLI of Hamilton. Dear sister of Sandra SWAN (Bob) of Atherton, California, and Carl GALLI (Carla) of Ancaster. Francine will be remembered for her love of reading, quiet elegance, taste for fine dining and desire for new experiences. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, with a memorial Mass at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, at 12 noon. Interment at Saint Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Program.

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GALLIMORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
GALLIMORE- PEREIRA, Phyllis
At Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, on Saturday May 10, 2008, in her 58th year. Loving wife of Patrick. Dear mother of Shauna, Lodie and Garrett. Cherished by her 4 grandchildren. She will be missed by members of The Regional Council of Carpenters, the Building Trades, The Sisters in the Construction Trades and her many Friends. A memorial service will take place on a later date.

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GALLO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-14 published
GALLO, Antonio
March 14, 2004 Life without you Will always be hard, We will always treasure the time we had together. Love always, your wife Carmela, family and Friends.

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GALLO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-17 published
MICHIENZI, Giuseppe " Joseph"
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Wednesday July 16, 2008 Giuseppe (Joseph) MICHIENZI, master custom tailor, at the age of 64 years. Cherished husband of Angela (MORELLI) MICHIENZI. Beloved son of Elisabetta PUNGITORE and the late Antonino MICHIENZI. Proud father of Tonino and his wife Angela, Elizabeth MICHIENZI and her husband Russell ENGLISH. Loving nonno of Andrew, Julia, Grace and Sarah MICHIENZI, Chiara and Sienna ENGLISH. Loved son-in-law of Marianna TROVATO and the late Giuseppe MORELLI. Dear brother of Domenico and Teresa of London, Toto and Angelina in Italy. Uncle of Elizabeth, Anthony (Tracy), Pamela all of London, Antonino, Domenico and Elisabetta of Italy. Great uncle of Maddy. Loving brother-in-law of Lucrezia (Antonio Lucia), Rosalba (Emilio CIVASCHI), Fioramante (Lucrezia ROSATO), Bruna (Vincenzo GALLO), Valter (Anna FUSCALDO), Fabrizio (Isa VASSALLI,) Massimiliano, Alessandro MORELLI. Zio Pino will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Great appreciation and thanks to the staff of Critical Care Trauma Centre at London Health Sciences Centre. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday evening from 7-9 o'clock and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street, on Saturday morning at 10: 30 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Donations to the Critical Care Trauma Centre c/o London Health Sciences Foundation would be appreciated.

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GALLOP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
DAVIES, Haydn Llewellyn
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, surrounded by family, on Friday March 28th, 2008. Beloved husband of Eva DAVIES (née KOLLER) in their 60th year of marriage. He will be greatly missed by sons Bryan and Trevor and their wives Cheryl and Debbie as well as granddaughter Rebecca, her fiancé Michael and grand_sons Jon, Matt, Jesse and Jim. He was deeply appreciative of the precious time he enjoyed with his great-grand_son Kaydn (Rebecca). Haydn was born in Rhymney, Wales on the 11th of November, 1921 to Emrys and Rosina (née GALLOP.) He was a graduate of the art program at Central Tech. (1939) and The Ontario College of Art (1947), continuing his education later in life at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, in Fine-Art (1972-74). He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force (1941-45) in the Bomber Command (Radar) attached to the Royal Air Force. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and was Mentioned in Despatches. He enjoyed lengthy careers in both applied and fine-art, becoming Sr. Vice-Pres. and Dir. McCann-Erickson Advertising of Canada Ltd. resigning in 1976 to become a full-time sculptor including Artist-in-Residence, Indian River College, Florida, teacher at the Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida (1986) and frequent guest lecturer at U. of T. (Toronto). His first sculpture, 'Homage' (1974) was chosen from among 150 international submissions as the result of a competition by Lambton College (Sarnia). In 2005, Lambton College dismantled 'Homage' without DAVIES' permission. His work is represented internationally in numerous public, corporate and private collections. Internationally he is permanently represented in public galleries and museums in Rome, Venice, London and Brussels, the National Museum of Wales and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, as well as the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Vero Beach Center for the Arts, and Asheville Art Museum (Asheville, N. C). In Canada his sculptures are on public display in Toronto, Burlington, Cambridge, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, Stratford and Windsor. Professionally, Haydn has been a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Academy and has participated in group exhibitions in addition to his own solo exhibitions. In 2004, Haydn's sculpture 'Algoma Blue' was designated a heritage piece by the Canadian Government 2004 and is in the permanent coll. of the Art Gallery of Algoma. A small private gathering of immediate family was held to celebrate Haydn's life. Messages of condolence may be sent to 'family@haydndaviessculptor.ca'. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ontario College of Art and Design/Haydn Davies memorial fund in an effort to benefit future Canadian Artists.

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GALLOWAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
STIRLING, Cecil G.
A lifelong resident of R.R.#3 Blenheim, Cecil STIRLING died peacefully at Blenheim Community Village on Saturday May 3, 2008 at the age of 96. Born in Harwich Township, son of the late Herbert and Esther (MAYNARD) STIRLING. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (MILLER) STIRLING (2005.) Loving father of Linda and John SHOULDICE of London, Joan and John LUGTIGHEID of R.R.#2 Kent Bridge, and John and Pat STIRLING of Dorchester. Cherished grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 12. Brother of the late Marie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Vera GALLOWAY, Eugene, Glen, and Keith STIRLING. Brother-in-law of Joyce STIRLING of Tillsonburg, Maxine BALDWIN of London, and Lillian ELDRIDGE of Sarnia. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Cecil lived and farmed at R.R.#3 Blenheim for his entire life, and was a faithful member of Fourth Line United Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, "Ford Chapel", 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Monday 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Fourth Line United Church on Tuesday May 6, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor Ed NICOL officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. If desired, donations made to Fourth Line United Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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GALLOWAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-23 published
DAVIS, Jean Elsie (JOHNSTON)
Peacefully at the Dearness Home, London on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Jean Elsie (JOHNSTON) DAVIS of London and formerly of Lucan in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick) DAVIS (1992.) Best Mom in the world to Carole and Tim ALCE and Steve DAVIS and his friend Sandy all of London, Norma and Doug GALLOWAY of Flesherton, Sherrie and Hugh GARTON of Bayfield, Debbie DAVIS and her friend John of London. Proud grandma of Jeff and Heather Denise, Kyle and Michael; Melissa, Jenny and Amy; R.J. and Ryan Brett, Joe and Annie. Also survived by 16 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Geordie JOHNSTON of Sydney, British Columbia. Jean's life was all about devotion to her family and she will be greatly missed. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, July 25th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Peggy CASSIN officiating. Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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

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GALLOWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-01 published
LACKEY, Doctor Allison W. "Al"
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Monday, March 31, 2008. Doctor A.W. LACKEY was the beloved husband of Dorianne (née GALLOWAY.) Treasured father of Andrea LACKEY and Viktor TREIGUTS, Karyn and Greg DOWDALL and David and Lydia. Cherished and adored Papa of Kayla, Karina and Claire. Friends are invited to call at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Life Service at the Cambridge Street United Church, 61 Cambridge Street North, Lindsay on Friday, April 4th at 11: 00 a.m.

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GALLOWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Mary Lou (née GALLOWAY)
Passed away peacefully in Georgetown on Saturday, May 10th, 2008, with her loving husband at her side. Beloved wife and best friend of Norm DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, she was the dearest mother of Kevin (partner Christy) and Derek YOUNG (partner Gillian) sons of Neil YOUNG, Leah (husband Joe) of Wheaton, Shannon (husband Todd) of Ottawa, and Joanna of Toronto. 'Gramma Lou' to Klara, Macey, Mattea and Lyla. Mary Lou was predeceased by parents Evelyn and Bruce GALLOWAY (formerly of Wiarton and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario). Loving sister of June (husband George) of Edmonton, Tom (wife Bev) of Brampton and Cathy of Sudbury. Mary Lou will be sadly missed by her nephews Andre, Cameron and Vince, and nieces Janice and Holly. In 2001, she retired from her profession as a pharmacist in Georgetown and Acton but still kept busy with the Hallmark Store in the Georgetown mall. She travelled the world, enjoyed her garden, was an active curling member of North Halton Golf and Curling Club and the University Women's Club. Mary Lou spent her last days surrounded by her faithful Friends and family who will always remember her selflessness, smile and caring heart. The family is so grateful for the wonderful care she received from Doctor STAKIW at Credit Valley, Doctors REMPLE and ZENI at Georgetown Hospital, and all the nursing staff at both facilities. Special thanks to Linda DOUGHERTY from Acclaim Health. Celebration of her life Saturday, May 17th at 11: 00 a.m. at Jones Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown (905) 877-3631, Chris HUTTON of the meeting house officiating - followed by a gathering at North Halton Golf and Country Club. Visitation at Jones, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As a testament to her generous nature, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Acton Cancer Society or a gift of blood can be made in her honour. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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GALLOWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-03 published
Sheela BASRUR, 51: Physician
At the height of the 2003 crisis that stunned Toronto and caused the rest of the world to stay away from Canada's largest city, she worked three weeks straight. At one point, she said it was like 'ripping a bandage off one wound to stop the bleeding on another'
By Gloria GALLOWAY, Page S8
Ottawa -- Toronto's hotels were half empty, people on the streets were wearing medical facemasks, the city's Chinatowns were ghost towns, and there was one reassuring voice pleading for calm.
Sheela BASRUR was Toronto's medical officer of health when severe acute respiratory syndrome arrived in her city, stealing in from Hong Kong and unleashing its deadly force on a population taken fully by surprise.
Suddenly, the diminutive doctor was thrust onto the national stage. The world's health community turned a concerned eye on Toronto. Reporters from across the country were calling to demand answers about the deadly and previously unknown threat.
Amid the chaos, she became a trusted general in the fight against the disease.
In the beginning, Doctor BASRUR and her team were working in a knowledge vacuum. "What kind of control measures, what kind of investigation might be needed? How many contacts might there be?" she once said describing the questions that arose in the early days of the crisis. "We had no idea that we might be facing hundreds of contacts even in the first weekend and 23,000 by the end of it."
With the first deaths, the apprehensions of the entire city - and, to some extent, the rest of Canada - came to rest on her five-foot frame. It was a weight she shouldered with remarkable competence.
Sheela BASRUR had always wanted to be a doctor.
She was born in Toronto to Vasnath BASRUR and his wife, Parvathi, who had arrived from India as graduate students during the 1950s. Vasnath was an oncologist; Parvathi was a veterinary geneticist who managed to obtain her degrees despite growing up in a poor family of 10 children.
When the BASRURs moved to Guelph, an hour's drive west of Toronto, they were conscious of being what seemed to be the only visible minority family in the community. When Parvathi BASRUR breezed by in her sari, people on the street would stop and stare.
The young Sheela penned poems and essays for sheer amusement. She was also a skilled flautist and told the Toronto Star, in one of the many profiles that paper wrote about her over the years, that her artistic nature led her parents to believe she would one day be a writer or a musician.
But the biological subject matter of the BASRURs' dinner banter led her in a different direction. After high school, she obtained a science degree at the University of Western Ontario in London and then headed to the University of Toronto to study medicine.
The newly graduated Doctor BASRUR returned to Guelph, where she practised as a family doctor for a year. But adventure called and, in 1985, she headed on a trip around the world.
It was in Nepal, and then in her parents' homeland of India, that she decided to pursue a career in public health. She told a reporter that visits to hospitals and clinics in those countries convinced her of the importance of community medicine. In one village, she encountered a woman with tuberculosis who could not afford the full treatment for the disease but whose husband needed her to be well enough to return to work on the family farm.
When she returned home, Doctor BASRUR sought her masters degree in health science as a specialist in community medicine. Her first forays into public health were adventures. She was, for instance, the chief investigator of a massive recall of shellfish along the Eastern seaboard.
Then she returned to Toronto and first became the medical officer of health in East York, the smallest of the city's suburbs. Starting in 1998, she was made head of a huge department that formed when all of the suburbs amalgamated.
In her private life, she enjoyed classic rock 'n roll, especially The Who. She tried her best to be a vegetarian but was not always successful. She did yoga every day before the sun came up. And she was a needlepoint fanatic. "I just find it very therapeutic," she once said.
An early marriage did not last. However, out of that she gained a daughter, Simone, who was the love of her life and her companion through her final difficult years.
Dr. BASRUR's early days at the Toronto Board of Health were spent supervising the merger of the various boards and handling ordinary local issues - children's food programs, smog alerts, and the first posting of the results of restaurant inspections.
And then, in March, 2003, came severe acute respiratory syndrome which was eventually determined to be a disease caused by the coronavirus. A genus of animal virus named for their crown-like appearance under a microscope, they are among the leading causes of the common cold. Until the onset of severe acute respiratory syndrome, they had been known to cause severe diseases only in animals.
However, by April 2003, several labs had uncovered evidence of a new coronavirus that had infected at least some patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome. By then it had struck more than 2,600 people and killed 103 worldwide.
Suddenly, people were dying in Toronto. It was a disaster that had to be contained.
Like many of those on the front line, Doctor BASRUR worked three weeks straight after the first cases were discovered. As severe acute respiratory syndrome spread through the city, she and her team charted its course, trying to build firewalls between the infected and those who were sitting vulnerable in its path.
At times, just when they thought they had stemmed its spread in one direction, the disease would pop up somewhere else through an unanticipated line of transmission. Mass groups of students and factory workers were quarantined. People were told they could not go to the funerals of loved ones. Health workers were dying along with their severe acute respiratory syndrome patients.
At one point, she described the fight against severe acute respiratory syndrome as "ripping a bandage off one wound to stop the bleeding on another."
Dr. BASRUR and others were also puzzled as to why 40 per cent of severe acute respiratory syndrome patients failed to demonstrate evidence of being infected with the new coronavirus. What's more, other people who did carry the virus did not have severe acute respiratory syndrome, or severe acute respiratory syndrome symptoms. Also troubling was the fact that the coronavirus carried only four to 10 genes and were infamous for mutating with every replication and for swapping genes with other viruses.
All things considered, it is not surprising that misjudgments did occur. It took nearly a week for the members of a 500-person religious community to be sent into quarantine after being exposed to severe acute respiratory syndrome because health officials did not realized the contacts had been made. Asked about the delay, Doctor BASRUR said: "It's a fair question… hindsight is absolutely my best friend."
There was the odd humorous moment, like the Abbott and Costello routine she played with Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman. As the elected head of Canada's largest city, he was experiencing his first encounters with such organizations as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control near Washington.
Upset by a press conference about a travel advisory that had been imposed because of severe acute respiratory syndrome, he railed against the warnings that had been announced by "this Centres for Disease Control group, whoever they are."
"WHO," whispered Doctor BASRUR.
"Who?" he shouted.
"That's right, WHO," said the doctor trying to control her laughter.
But, as 44 people lost their fight to the disease, there were many frustrating and difficult weeks. And through it all, Doctor BASRUR - the face of calm and reason - became one of the acknowledged heroes.
A female co-worker remembers bumping into her one day during the crisis as she emerged from a washroom. The co-worker told Dr. BASRUR that she looked wonderful and the doctor responded by saying she felt tired.
"And I said, 'Sheela, you're great. The whole city loves you and is counting on you. And this morning on the radio I heard the host of the morning show say that he knew it was okay to go out because the little doctor with the glasses said it was.'"
Dr. BASRUR laughed and hugged the woman in delight and went off to try save more lives.
Several years later, the co-worker e-mailed Doctor BASRUR and asked if she remembered the incident. "And she said 'yes, but I believe he said the cute little famous doctor with the glasses."
Those who worked with her during that time say it was a huge privilege to be part of her team. Bonnie HENRY, who was Toronto's associate medical officer of health, said Doctor BASRUR's great strength was her ability to communicate.
Months after the crisis, the two doctors were walking through an airport together "and people would come up to her in the airport and say 'I feel like I know you,' said Doctor HENRY. " She was always very gracious. She was really touched by the fact that people responded to the way that she was able to communicate things."
Dr. BASRUR's tireless efforts during severe acute respiratory syndrome made her the first choice of the Ontario government when it went looking for a new Chief Medical Officer of Health in January, 2004. Her mandate was to revamp the way health programs were delivered in the province and to do whatever possible to prevent another severe acute respiratory syndrome. She took on such big jobs as instituting a rigorous anti-smoking policy and a provincewide healthy-eating program.
Then, in November, 2006, a pain in her lower back that she had been feeling for some time became excruciating. It was caused by a tumour on her spinal cord.
Concerned that she could become a paraplegic, her surgeons removed it immediately. But the prognosis was still not good. She had hemangiopericytoma, a rare vascular cancer that started in her uterus and spread throughout her body.
All at once, the doctor had become a patient. Even so, the disease did not incapacitate her. A week after stepping down from the job of Ontario's top doctor, she returned to the provincial parliament to see the introduction of legislation establishing a new public-health agency - an agency she helped create and one that has been named after her.
The months after the diagnosis were like a gift wrapped in barbed wire, she said. "It's like being given the most beautiful bouquet of roses you can imagine being placed in your arms and thinking 'whoa, they've got thorns on them.' "
Dr. BASRUR said she preferred to focus on the "rose petals," like the fact that, after a lifetime of hard work, she had been able to devote time to her daughter, now 17.
In April, she was awarded the Order of Ontario in her hospital bed by Lieutenant-Governor David ONLEY. The next day, she rallied and attended a fête organized in her honour by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty told the crowd they must not been fooled by her size. "She's tough when she needs to be - a regular Mighty Mouse."
Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman said later that he could not agree more. During severe acute respiratory syndrome, "she was the one that lifted us on her shoulders, even though she wasn't that tall. For a little person, she proved to be awfully mighty."
In difficult times, he said, it's particularly important that clinicians communicate in a way that is accurate, concise and understandable. "Not everyone has that gift."
In the end, Friends say Doctor BASRUR was accepting of the fact that she would die at 51. "If I can help more people have a great life," she once said, "then I'll have a great life."
Sheela BASRUR was born in Toronto on October, 17, 1956. She died June 2, 2008, of hemangiopericytoma, a rare vascular cancer, at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre in Kitchener, Ontario She is survived by her daughter, Simone KOVES, and by her parents, Vasnath and Parvathi BASRUR.

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GALT, Barbara Carlyle (née HUNT)
Barb passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 6 2008 at Westside Care in Kelowna, British Columbia. Predeceased by her loving husband Doug GALT, infant daughter Heather, sister Betty (Jack) and parents Col. Archibald and Marjorie HUNT.
Survived by her children Ian, Kelowna, David (Myra) Whistler, British Columbia, Pam (Steve) Calgary Alberta. Grandchildren Taylor and Kelsey GALT, Carley and Sydney GALT, Jenn and Chris MARTIN, Sister Patricia (Ted.)
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Westside for the loving care given to Mom. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society of British Columbia or Arthritis Society of B.C.
A private family gathering in Victoria will take place in the Spring.

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FRAMPTON, Sylvia (née PAPIERNIK)
On April 15, 2008 in her 85th year. She will be greatly missed by her devoted son and daughter, Gene and Alyse (George), grandchildren Lisa and Zachary, and other loving family members, including Linda GEYER and Vanessa GALT. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon West, Montreal, with private interment to follow.

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