GIBEAULT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-07 published
John "Jack" McDONALD DEWAR
In loving memory of John McDONALD DEWAR, " Jack," September 4, 1912 - April 24, 2008, who died peacefully at the Sudbury General Hospital on Thursday at the age of 95.
Beloved husband of Maud (née HOPKIN.) Cherished father of Vivian and husband Morris VILLENEUVE of Manitowaning, Alice and husband Burke PENNIE of Manitowaning. Dear granddad of Jacqueline and husband Bob WHITE/WHYTE, Jennifer and husband Neil TALBOT, Shawn VILLENEUVE and Jenny, Heather and husband Mark GIBEAULT, John and wife Lara PENNIE, Tina and husband Jon BALFE, Robert and wife Lisa PENNIE. Special great grandfather of Christopher, Steven, Shelby, Kelsey, Rosie, Brooke, Jack, Grace, Annie, Mary-Alice (MyA), BRODIE. Predeceased by all his siblings, Reginald (wife Grace) Dewar, Grenville (wife Lorma) Dewar, Jean (husband Russ) WILLIAMSON, George (twin brother,) Marjorie (husband Cliff) VAN HORNE. Family and Friends remembered and celebrated Jack's life from 6: 30 - 8:30 pm Saturday. Funeral Service was at 2: 30 pm Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Island Funeral Home. Reverend Maxine McVEY officiating. Burial at Providence Bay Cemetery.

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GIBEAULT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-05-07 published
John "Jack" McDONALD DEWAR
In loving memory of John McDONALD DEWAR, " Jack," September 4, 1912 -
April 24, 2008, who died peacefully at the Sudbury General Hospital
on Thursday at the age of 95. Beloved husband of Maud (née HOPKIN.)
Cherished father of Vivian and husband Morris VILLENEUVE of
Manitowaning, Alice and husband Burke PENNIE of Manitowaning. Dear
granddad of Jacqueline and husband Bob WHITE/WHYTE, Jennifer and husband Neil
TALBOT, Shawn VILLENEUVE and Jenny, Heather and husband Mark GIBEAULT,
John and wife Lara PENNIE, Tina and husband Jon BALFE, Robert and wife
Lisa PENNIE. Special great grandfather of Christopher, Steven,
Shelby, Kelsey, Rosie, Brooke, Jack, Grace, Annie, Mary-Alice (MyA),
Brodie. Predeceased by all his siblings, Reginald (wife Grace)
DEWAR, Grenville (wife Lorma) DEWAR, Jean (husband Russ) WILLIAMSON,
George (twin brother,) Marjorie (husband Cliff) VAN HORNE. Family and
Friends remembered and celebrated Jack's life from 6: 30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday. Funeral Service was at 2: 30 pm Sunday, April 27, 2008 at
Island Funeral Home. Reverend Maxine McVEY officiating. Burial at
Providence Bay Cemetery. Donations to the Mindemoya Hospital Aux or
to Heart and Stroke would be appreciated.

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GIBERSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-04 published
WILSON, Thomas “Tom&rdquo
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at the age of 70 years, Tom WILSON of Port Elgin and formerly of Brampton. Husband of the former Maureen CURRAN. Father of Mark and his wife Jodie of Brampton, Lynne DALZIEL of Etobicoke, John of Walkerton, Maureen WILSON and Rick GIBERSON of Walkerton, Paul and his wife Angie of Wasaga Beach, and James and his wife Raffaella of New Zealand. Grandpa to Shannon and Amanda, Calla and Joshua, Emily and Ethan, and Adam. Brother of Marie O'CONNOR of Long Island, New York. He will also be missed by his coffee buddies from McDonald's. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 7th. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Church, 920 Wellington Street, Port Elgin on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter MEYER as celebrant. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Walkerton. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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GIBNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-04 published
GIBNEY, Brendan
Passed away unexpectedly at Toronto General Hospital on July 1st, 2008. He was the center of a strong Irish family who came to Canada 33 years ago from Dublin. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Catherine (Kitty) GIBNEY, his sons, Paul and Alan, his daughters Gretta and Alice, his daughters-in-law Eva and Andrea, his son-in-law Brad, Alice's boyfriend, James FISHER, his grandchildren Owen, Luke, and Yvonne, his brother-in-laws Maurice and Eamonn, his sisters-in-law Helen and Sylvia, and his many nieces and nephews including Connor, Owen, Aoife, and Laoise. He retired after 16 years at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) where he was Vice-President, Diagnostic and Information Services. Brendan started his career programming the first mainframes in International Business Machines Corporation and witnessed the explosion of computing and networking over the last 40 years. He was driven by the challenge of using the latest technology in complex organizations. He loved helping doctors and nurses cure children and had the greatest admiration for the staff at SickKids. For the last two years he was working as a Senior Advisor to SickKids International on a project to build a state of the art private children's hospital in Mumbai, India. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.) on Sunday July 6 from 2-5 p.m. A funeral Mass will be at St. Basil's Church, 50 Saint_Joseph Street, Toronto on Monday July 7th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. To know him was to love him.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-26 published
MURPHY, Kenneth Stuart and Elizabeth Ann (GIBSON)
Kenneth Stuart (May 14, 1921-February 28, 1982)
Elizabeth Ann (GIBSON) (August 16, 1920-March 24, 2006)
Whether twenty-six or two short years, our memories of you are vivid and strong, and our hearts Will never completely heal. You are forever in our thoughts through each succeeding generation of your growing family. Your legacy is love which makes us truly proud to be your children.
- Lovingly remembered, Dianne, Jim, Rob, Jack.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-02 published
BUMSTEAD, Earl George (June 11, 1920-March 20, 2008)
Peacefully passed away at The WestMount, Kitchener, Ontario, on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at age 87 years. Beloved husband for 57 years of the late Edeltraut Anna Martha (MINK,) who passed away May 25, 2007. Dear father of Lois and Brian CLIFFORD of Kitchener, Wayne of New Hamburg and his partner Melissa DENNISON of Kitchener, Carol Anne and Brian TOLTON of Markdale; sadly missed by grand children, Paul and Brae-Lyn CLIFFORD, Aaron CLIFFORD, Neil TOLTON and Darrah, Carly and Everett BUMSTEAD; dear brother of Ruby (John) IRWIN, Marie (Carman) LOUCKS, Marjorie (Larry) GIBSON, Frank (Elaine) BUMSTEAD, Shirley (Robert) BETTS and also fondly remembered by Michele BRANIFF. Predeceased by sisters, Edna MILLS and Pearl RUSSELL. A funeral service to celebrate Earl's life was held in the chapel at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, Waterloo, on Monday, March 24, 2008. Rev. Bob PARKS officiated, with tributes given by Earl's daughter, Carol Anne TOLTON, his grand daughters, Darrah and Carly BUMSTEAD, his grand_son, Paul CLIFFORD, and his son-in-law, Brian CLIFFORD. Pallbearers were his six grandchildren, Paul, Aaron, Neil, Darrah, Carly and Everett. A private family graveside service took place with burial following at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario where Edel was interred just 10 months before. Earl was born and raised on the Meaford Tank Range, moving to Kitchener to drive a bus as a young man, where he met and married Edel MINK. The family moved to Flesherton in 1961 where Earl purchased a general insurance agency, relocating to Markdale in 1968. Earl owned and operated Earl G Bumstead Insurance Ltd. and was actively involved in the Markdale community, serving on the school board and town council. He was an executive member of the local Rotary Club and a long-time member of the Markdale Country Club. He and Edel retired to Kitchener in 1985, wintering in Florida for sixteen years. Earl's declining health necessitated his move to long term care and he resided at The WestMount from 2003 until his passing. Donations were made to Benton Street Baptist Church in Kitchener and The Alzheimer's Society.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-05-21 published
KOESLAG, Johanna (née WICHERS)
Peacefully at Central Place Retirement Home in Owen Sound, on Monday, May 19, 2008. Johanna KOESLAG (née WICHERS,) of Owen Sound In her 83 year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Albert KOESLAG. Loving mother of Joanne BARFOOT and her husband, Mike, of Singhampton, Dini RITCHIE and her husband, Murray, of Owen Sound, Bert KOESLAG and his partner, Wendy DUTTON of Kemble and Bill KOESLAG and his wife, Pattie, of Shallow Lake. Proud grandmother of Clint (Tracy) BARFOOT, Anita (Brey) GIBSON, Karla BARFOOT, Adam RITCHIE, Laura (Aden) RITCHIE- SEAMAN, Joel (Melissa TYTLER) RITCHIE, Mark KOESLAG, Tina (Chris) MORRISON, Ben KOESLAG, Paige KOESLAG and Eric KOESLAG and great-grandmother of Brandon, Tristan and Reese. Johanna will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law, Hanna WICHERS, of Holland and her in-laws, Henk (Jean,) Jerry (Shirley), Gerda (Fred), Herman (Joanne), Rickie, Marie (Klaas), Mineke (Bill), Dika, Bertha, Augusta and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Willem and Dina WICHERS; her brother, Gerrit WITCHERS; her in-laws, Johanna (Jan,) Gerritje (Reint,) Hendrik Jan, Johan, Bill and John. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250-14 St. West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service for Johanna will be held In the funeral home chapel on Thursday May 22 at 11 a.m. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Heart Stroke or Cancer Society or Timothy Christian School would be appreciated.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-08 published
GIBSON, Wallace T.
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound on Sunday January 6, 2008. In his 94th year, Wallace T. GIBSON, beloved husband of the late A. Leona GIBSON (née STRONG.) Loved father of Jack GIBSON and his wife Anne, Shirley (Mrs. Ken STEWARD/STEWART/STUART), Gwen and her husband Melvin HAMILTON and Sandra and her husband Alan WOOD. Loving grandfather of seventeen grandchildren, his great-grandchildren and his great great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Colleen (Mrs. Frank GEOTZ,) his two sisters Ev and Rita, and four brothers Carman, Les, Verdun and Ken. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Owen Sound Salvation Army Day Care or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-20 published
KOESLAG, Johanna (née WICHERS)
Peacefully at Central Place Retirement Home in Owen Sound, on Monday, May 19th, 2008. Johanna KOESLAG (née WICHERS,) of Owen Sound, in her 83rd year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Albert KOESLAG. Loving mother of Joanne BARFOOT and her husband, Mike, of Singhampton, Dinie RITCHIE and her husband, Murray, of Owen Sound, Bert KOESLAG and his partner, Wendy DUTTON, of Kemble and Bill KOESLAG and his wife, Patti, of Shallow Lake. Proud grandmother of Clint (Tracy) BARFOOT, Anita (Brey) GIBSON, Karla BARFOOT, Adam RITCHIE, Laura (Aden) RITCHIE- SEAMAN, Joel (Melissa TYTLER) RITCHIE, Mark KOESLAG, Tina (Chris) MORRISON, Ben KOESLAG, Paige KOESLAG and Eric KOESLAG and great-grandmother of Brandon, Tristan and Reese. Johanna will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law, Hanna WICHERS, of Holland and her in-laws, Henk (Jean,) Jerry (Shirley), Gerda (Fred), Herman (Joanne), Rickie, Marie (Klaas), Mineke (Bill), Dika, Bertha, Augusta and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Willem and Dina WICHERS; her brother, Gerrit WICHERS; her in-laws, Johanna (Jan,) Gerritje (Reint,) Hendrik Jan, Johan, Bill and John. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Johanna KOESLAG will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 at 11.00 a.m. with Pastor George HOLTHOF officiating. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Timothy Christian School, as your expression of sympathy.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-01-16 published
Lawrence "Bruno" HOWARD
In loving memory of Lawrence "Bruno" HOWARD, May 15, 1937 - January 12, 2008 who, surrounded by family, died peacefully at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Saturday at the age of 70. Predeceased by wife Marlene (nee TAILOR/TAYLOR.) Loved father of Wanda and Larry DISLEY of Little Current, Dwayne HOWARD and Heidi CLARKE of Little Current, Rob HOWARD and Deena MAYLE of Owen Sound, Tanya TAILOR/TAYLOR of Sudbury. Special grandfather of Caitlyn, Natasha, Nathan and Tyler. Brother of Helen and Mildred HOWARD (both predeceased,) Alfred (predeceased,) Lita HOWARD, Jim HOWARD (predeceased,) Eleanor and Len BOND, Tina and Roy MANDIGO, Dorothy ALLARD (Fred predeceased,) Reta PARKINSON (Charlie predeceased,) Doris (predeceased,) Junior CHISHOLM, Wilburt (predeceased,) Cecile HOWARD, Betty (predeceased) John VANHORN, Marie and John CARRADONNA, William (predeceased,) Jane HOWARD, Len and Ilene HOWARD, Tom and Florence HOWARD, Doug and Lorrainne MANDIGO. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Remembered by sisters-in-law Christine TAILOR/TAYLOR, Kim ANDERSON- GIBSON. Visitation was 7 - 9 pm Monday. Funeral Service was at 3: 30 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Island Funeral Home. Rev. Paul WALMSLEY officiating. Cremation.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-18 published
ABRAHAM, Dorothy (née GRAHAM)
Peacefully, at Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Friday, February 15, 2008. Dorothy ABRAHAM (née GRAHAM) 82 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of William T. (Bill) ABRAHAM. Dear mother to Tom of Petrolia and the late David (1973.) Loving grandmother to Jessica ABRAHAM and Ron HOLLAND, Geoffrey ABRAHAM and Niki CHAMAILLARD, Sarah ABRAHAM and Chris WILLIAMS and Rhonda and Wade HUNTER. Cherished great-grandmother to Taten, Justin, Jordan, Brandon, Michael, Tristan and Liam. Dear sister to Isobel (the late Tom HUGHES) of Ilderton, the late Donald GRAHAM and his wife Ruth of Brantford, the late Gladys and Harry WELCH, the late Marjorie PETRIE and her husband Bob of Ilderton and the late Stanley and George GRAHAM. Dorothy was a devoted member of Saint Paul's United Church and U.C.W., the former Adanac Women's Institute, the C.E.E. Hospital Auxiliary, the Petrolia-Enniskillen Agricultural Society and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. The funeral service will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, Petrolia, on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Saint Paul's United Church or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
SKILLEN, William " Bill"
Peacefully at Country Terrace Nursing Home, on Monday, February 18, 2008, William "Bill" SKILLEN, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Irene (GIBSON) SKILLEN. Loving father of Patricia SKILLEN and Darrell BARBER of Ilderton, and John SKILLEN and Cathy KING of London. Also loved by his grandchildren and great-grandchild. Dear brother of Joyce McNEIL of London. Private family interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. Westview Funeral Chapel (519-641-1793) entrusted with arrangements.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-27 published
DECKER, Ross Warren
Ross Warren age 84 years, peacefully at Central Park Lodge on February 25, 2008. Beloved husband of Elaine DECKER (formerly Elaine HOWE.) Loving step-father of Judy SCHNEIDER (Duke,) Margo HOWE, Robert HOWE (Lisa), Rick HOWE (Karen), Carol FRANCIS and the Late Ken HOWE. Dear brother of Dorothy GIBSON (Birrell,) Ronald DECKER (Donna) and the late Irene WYATT and her husband Norm. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mr. DECKER was retired from Bell Canada after 41 years of service. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 578. He served with the R.C.A.F. during World War 2. He was also a member of Trinity United Church. Friends will be received at the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home, 1969 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor on Friday February 29, 2008 from 9: 00 a.m. till time of funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Laura Jo MARZEC officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in London Ontario. If desired, memorial; donations may be made to Trinity United Church. www.mem.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
GIBSON, Edith (née BRITNEY)
Peacefully, with her family by her side at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia on Thursday, February 28, 2008. Edith Gibson (née BRITNEY,) 86 years, of Petrolia. Loving wife of the late Roy "Bud" GIBSON (2000.) Loved mother of Ron GIBSON and Patci and George STEPHEN all of Petrolia and the late Joan FLETT (2005) and a son-in-law Jim FLETT of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. Will be missed by her grandchildren Bob and Stephanie METCALFE, Clay and Erica METCALFE, Lindy GIBSON, Jocelyn GIBSON, George and Amy STEPHEN, Brett and Ashley STEPHEN and her great-grandchildren Evan, Rachel, Olivia, Damien, George, and Evelyn. Edith was predeceased by her sisters Margaret CARR (2004) and Elsie MOORHOUSE (2003) and a brother Alvin BRITNEY (2006.) She is also survived by sisters-in-law Dorothy WICKS of Dresden and Ilene and Ivan BRISSEAU of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia and many nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Jo-Anne SYMINGTON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Petrolia or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-07 published
MADGE, George
Beloved husband of the former Beatrice GIBSON of Lucknow and formerly of Waterloo at Wingham Hospital on March 5, 2008 age 69. Also survived by Aunt Bertha BEAMISH of London, several cousins in London, Grand Bend and California and Gibson in-laws, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Florence and Bill MADGE. Visitation at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, (519-528-3432) Lucknow on Friday, March 7, 2008 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
WESTGATE, Reginald " Reg"
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, March 6, 2008, Mr. Reginald "Reg" WESTGATE of Strathroy in his 65th year. Loving husband of Diane WESTGATE (DUISTER.) Dear father of Debbie (Ed GIBSON) and Rick (Jane) WESTGATE all of Strathroy. Greatly cherished grandfather of Breanne, Kara and Lauren SEED, Kylie and Nicole WESTGATE all of Strathroy. Loving son of Mildred WESTGATE of Strathroy and Ralph WESTGATE (1990.) Fondly remembered by his sisters Maralene BERGMAN, Joan WARDELL, Joy PACHECO and his brother Mac WESTGATE. Predeceased by his sister Betty HENSHAW (2007). Reg did not wish to have visitation or a memorial service, cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, (519-245-1023). Reg's grandchildren were his greatest love. In lieu of flowers or cards make a donation in his memory to the Make a Wish Foundation or your favorite children's charity.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-19 published
GIBSON, Paul Arthur (8 September 1973-19 March 1998)
Son, Brother, Uncle
If tears could build a stairway And memories a lane We would walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again. A Decade is as a day, always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Mom, Dad, Lynn, Alan, Jacob and Kristin.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
HOFFMUELLER, Heinz
At Bluewater Health - Palliative Care, on Thursday, March 20, 2008. Heinz HOFFMUELLER, 79 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of Helga (née KOESTER.) Loving father of Reinhard and Sharon HOFFMUELLER of Calgary, Rita and Martin HEWITT and Heike and John HEWITT all of Petrolia and Edda ENGELS and Cal COOLLEDGE of Strathroy. Dear grandfather of Derek HOFFMUELLER, Tina and Chad BINETRUY, Julie and Mike DUBUQUE, Mark HEWITT, Jeremy and Lee-Ann HEWITT and Renee ENGELS. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren and a brother, Gunter and Irene HOFFMUELLER of Germany. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Ronald McDonald House. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
HILL, James Frederick
At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia, on Sunday, March 23. 2008. James Frederick HILL, 84 years, of Petrolia, formerly of Strathroy and Prince Albert and Star City, Saskatchewan. Beloved husband of Joananna Cecile (née DICE.) Loving father of Doctor Helen Lorraine GREGORY and her husband Doctor Neil GREGORY of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Louise GIBSON and her husband Rev. Dr. Bob GIBSON of Petrolia. Dear grandfather of James Thomas GREGORY, Ella Cecile GREGORY and her husband Michael HOWE and Duane Michael GIBSON (a.k.a D.O. Defy the Odds) and his fiance Anjanee BALI. Also survived by a great-granddaughter, Briana Bryn GREGORY- HOWE (she had her great-grandfather's big blue eyes.) Also survived by sisters, Margaret (the late Glen) JESSOP of Windsor, Ontario, Ruth HILL of Langley, British Columbia and Ethel CAMPBELL and her husband Ed of Langley, British Columbia. and a brother, George HILL and his wife Eileen of Kelowna, British Columbia. Predeceased by a sister, Bessie MURPHY and her husband George. Also survived by nieces and nephews, James, Nancy and Deborah JESSOP, Michael MURPHY, Patty ZEHR, Gayle QUICK, Stewart and David CAMPBELL, Nadine ELSON, Sandra GRAHAM and David HILL. A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Frederick HILL will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, Petrolia, on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 at 7: 00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains will follow in Star City Cemetery, Star City, Saskatchewan. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Shriner's Hospital. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
COMRIE, Robert Rankin (né SCOTT)
Of Saint Thomas passed away on Saturday, March 29th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Pauline COMRIE (1984) and dear father of Georgina GIBSON of Alberta, Elaine COMRIE of Saint Thomas, and Elizabeth COMRIE of Edmonton. Dear brother of Georgina BECHARD and the late Ruby COMRIE and Lorna PEEG. Sadly missed by 3 grandchildren, Jennifer, Shawn and Krystal. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Robert was born in London on June 25th, 1926 the son of the late Robert and Margaret (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) SCOTT. He retired in 1965 from the Canadian Armed Forces (Stationed in Halifax), where he served from 1943-1965. Robert worked for a number of years with the Gould Manufacturing Co., and Corp. of Commissionaires at Westminster Hospital. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #41 Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, where funeral service will take place on Tuesday, at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow with interment of ashes in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
SHEPLEY, Calvin
Peacefully, at Bluewater Health - Mitton Site, Sarnia, on Thursday, April 3, 2008. Calvin SHEPLEY, 72 years, of Sarnia, and formerly of Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Eileen (née KERNOHAN) (2001.) Dear father of Dave and Sue SHEPLEY of Kitchener and Joanne and Kevin MURRAY of Sarnia. Loving grandfather of Megan and Alyssa. Dear brother of James SHEPLEY of London and the late Ronald SHEPLEY. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Bluewater Health Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
AIKMAN, Charlotte
Peacefully, at Extendicare Nursing Home on Friday, April 4, 2008, Charlotte AIKMAN of London in her 102nd year. Beloved daughter of the late George and Christine AIKMAN. Predeceased by brother Alex and 2 sisters, Euphemia and Christine and aunt Bessie GIBSON. Survived by nephews Alex, Brian and Craig and sister-in-law Ruby AIKMAN. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. only. Funeral service will be held at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, 442 William Street on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Rae FLETCHER officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Bible Society or Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church. Online condolences A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Charlotte AIKMAN.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-10 published
CALDWELL, Stuart
At London, on Monday, April 7, 2008, Stuart CALDWELL of London in his 44th year. Beloved son of the late Jim and Ellen CALDWELL. Dear father of Sean CALDWELL of London. Friend and wife, Patricia. Loving brother of Jim and his wife Mary CALDWELL and Margaret Craig all of London. Dear brother-in-law of Denise CALDWELL. Predeceased by a brother Ian. Loved by 2 nieces and 2 nephews Michelle, James, Amanda and Ian. Best friend, John GIBSON. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Friday, April 11, 2008 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Stuart CALDWELL.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-16 published
VOLKER, Gwenyth Jeanette (formerly LAINE, BAILEY, née GIBSON)
Laine Bailey VOLKER died peacefully at Parkwood Hospital after a battle with cancer on Monday, April 14, 2008 in her 73rd year. Dear mother of Karen LAINE, Janice ZIMMER (Gary.) Loving grandmother of Richard and Brett. Dear sister of Lorraine MORAN (Paul,) Bernice GIBSON (Ron HARDING), Christine GAIOTTO (Loris), Tim GIBSON (Vicky) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husbands Leonard George LAINE and Robert Leroy BAILEY, her parents Jean and Robert GIBSON and her brother Bobby GIBSON. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be held at Mount Zion United Church, 471 Ridgewood Crescent, London at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 18, 2008. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Wellspring London and Region, Mount Zion United Church or Canadian Cancer Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremations.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-17 published
GIBSON, Blaire D.
At Victoria Hospital, London, on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008, Blaire D. GIBSON of London in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine M. (DEAL) GIBSON. Dear son of Irene and the late Archie GIBSON. Loving father of Kevin (Belinda) and Robert (Colleen) GIBSON all of London. Dear step-father of Ken and David MURPHY of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by his 2 brothers Chuck and Glenn (Gloria) GIBSON. Loving grandfather of Brandon, Shane, Jeff, Rochelle, Blaire, Debra, Lisa and Shannon, and loving great-grandfather to 4. Blaire was a long-time employee of Canada Post. Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London. A graveside service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 303 Riverside Drive, London on Saturday, April 19th at 11 a.m. Please gather at cemetery office. Memorial donations appreciated to the Parkinson Society.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-23 published
GIBSON, Alice Mary
On April 21, 2008, at Bluewater Health Sarnia, Alice Mary GIBSON died peacefully after a protracted illness borne with great courage. Alice was the beloved wife of Jim GIBSON. Loving mother of Greg GIBSON and his wife Karen and Joanne GIBSON and her husband John HOLLAND. Cherished grandmother of Jimmy HOLLAND. Also survived by many siblings. Alice graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1967 with her Bachelor of Arts degree. She taught for 37 years with the Lambton County Board of Education as a Kindergarten teacher. Alice enjoyed music, was a member of the Jeanettes and the Rainbow Singers, and was a volunteer with the Lambton County Music Festival. Alice was also an avid gardener, enjoyed playing bridge, and loved to travel. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 25, 2008, at 1: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received on Thursday, April 24, 2008, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Kenneth
At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia, on Friday, May 16, 2008. Kenneth TAILOR/TAYLOR, 82 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Marion (née WILSON) (1997.) Dear father of David of Wyoming and Ken of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Bradley and Laurie TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear brother of Orville and Norma TAILOR/TAYLOR of Dartmouth and the late Norman TAILOR/TAYLOR and Viola DOBBS. Dear brother-in-law of John and Judy WILSON of Sarnia, Delores and Ron KING and Raymond WILSON all of Petrolia, Bill and Iola WILSON of Oregon and Roseltha and Cecil DIONNE of Sarnia. Also remembered by his faithful care-giver, Karla BOLTON of Petrolia. Ken served his country during World War 2 and was a retired pipe-fitter (50 years) with Local 663. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
GIBSON, Josephine
Peacefully, at the London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital, with her family by her side, Mrs. Josephine GIBSON. Much loved wife of David GIBSON, predeceased. Loving mother of Lourdes CANNATA (Salvatore,) Rita DECICCO (Carmelo, deceased,) Charles GIBSON (Tracey), Edward GIBSON (Shelley), Raymond GIBSON, Grace VASILOFF (Rick,) Anne HEGARTY (Peter,) Joseph GIBSON (Annette,) David GIBSON Jr.. Will be sadly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. As well as brothers and sisters and their families in Australia and Malta. Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury) on Thursday, May 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Andrew the Apostle Church (1 Fallons Lane, London) on Friday, May 23rd at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Saint Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-21 published
VASILOFF, June Rosalin
Peacefully, at the Stratford General Hospital Mrs. June Rosalin VASILOFF passed away on May 9, 2008 in her 72nd year. Survived by husband David NEWSTEAD. Beloved mother of Terry and his wife Sue (RUDDY) VASILOFF, Wendy PFLANZNER, Rick and his wife Grace VASILOFF, Shelley and her husband Ed GIBSON and Bonnie VASILOFF. Dear sister of Bud WADE, Gerry WADE, Brian WADE and Vicki SINTZEL. Predeceased by sister Dawn WAYNE. Will be missed by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road E. for a service of remembrance on Saturday May 24, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
FULLER, Rossiter Carling " Ross"
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, London on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 Rossiter Carling (Ross) FULLER of London in his 92nd year. Loving husband of the late Shirley M. (JEFFRIES) FULLER (2002.) Dear father of Patricia MALONE and her husband Gerry of London, Janet M. FULLER of Prospect Heights, Illinois and Kathryn J. FULLER and her husband Bernard RUTTGAIZER of Northside, East Bay, Nova Scotia. Also loved by his grandchildren Nancy ALLEN and her husband Robert of Keswick and Scott MALONE and Halley of Toronto and his great-grandchildren Adam and Carling ALLEN and Sydney MALONE. Dear friend of June BAEKER of London. Predeceased by his sister Mrs. Marion GIBSON and his brother Bill FULLER. The family will receive Friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral service will be conducted at Empress United Church, 75 Blackfriars Street, London on Saturday, May 24th at 10: 30 a.m. with Reverend Lorenzo RAMIREZ, Jr. officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, (For London Learning Centre-Operations), 453 Dufferin Avenue, London, Ontario N6B 1Z7 or the Memorial Fund of Empress United Church, 75 Blackfriars Street, London, Ontario N6H 1M6. Ross was born on the Fuller farm on Riverside Drive and he remained a resident on the family property known as Clearview area. He graduated in 1936 in Honour Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He was a member of the Official Board of Empress United Church for over 65 years. He enjoyed a long affiliation with Freemasonry and was made a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason in 1973 and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland in 1985. In 2006 Ross received his 60 year Masonic pin and his Lewis Jewel in 2007. Ross was the purchasing agent for the former London Board of Education, a long time member of Sunningdale Golf Club and a cottage resident at Bruce Beach. A Masonic service under the auspices of Ashlar Lodge No. 610 A.F.& a.m. will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday evening at 6: 30 o'clock. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-30 published
WELCH, Mary (née LOGAN)
At the C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Thursday, May 29, 2008. Mary WELCH (née LOGAN,) 90 years, of Petrolia. Mary was a loving wife of the late William (1987). She will be missed by her sons Ronald and Mary WELCH of Airdrie, Alberta and Douglas and Jill WELCH of Wallaceburg and her grandchildren Kenneth, Camie, and Theresa WELCH; her step-grandchildren Heather, Stephen, and Darryl Wheatley, and several great-grandchildren. Mary was member Lady Martha Rebekah Lodge #245, Brigden and the Do-R-Best Women's Institute. Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. The Lady Martha Rebekah Lodge #245 will conduct a memorial service on Friday at 6: 45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be left on line at www.needhamjay.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-06 published
RICE, Pauline Ethel
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, June 5th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hosptial, in her 79th year. Dearly loved mother of Donalda (Peter) LAYTE of Kitchener, David (Cindy) RICE of Calgary, Alberta and Mark RICE (Tracey REEVES) of Port Stanley. Much loved grandmother of Jodi (Greg) GRAWUNDER and Jynnifer (Kirk) GIBSON and great-grandmother of Eric, Brendon and Alexis RICE. Predeceased by her special friend Ron HUMBY. She was the last of her family. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews and special Friends. Pauline was born in Iroquois Falls on February 13, 1930. A private family service will be held at Williams Funeral Home on Saturday morning. No public visitation. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A very special thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers of the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Intensive Care Unit for their exceptional care.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
GIBSON, Leonard Wayne
Suddenly and unexpectedly in Terrace British Columbia (formerly of London, Ontario) Chief Warrant Officer Leonard Wayne GIBSON, 12th Field Ambulance, passed away Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 at the age of 54 years. Survived by his partner of 19 years Linda Marie BASQUE, his children by a previous marriage Jason and Lisa GIBSON of London, parents Leonard and Patricia GIBSON, brothers Jim (Lynette) and Bill, his sister Lynn CORNETT, nieces and nephews, all of London. Funeral arrangements incomplete at this time.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
MANIUK, Jean (née McINTYRE)
At the C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health on Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Jean MANIUK (née McINTYRE,) 75 years, of Petrolia. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Wes MANIUK (1986.) Loving mother of Bob and Liz MANIUK of Petrolia, the late Ed MANIUK (1975,) Marianne MANIUK and Pierre LAROCHELLE of Petrolia, Christine and Bryan PIGGOTT of Petrolia, and John and Lesley MANIUK of Oil Springs. Loved grandmother to Maleia and Scott WASSOM, Brandon MANIUK, Barrett and Tammy MANIUK, David THATCHER, Joshua MANIUK, Edward MANIUK, Kelly and Jason BRENT, Christopher SUMNER, Karly SUMNER, Joseph and Kelly MANIUK, the late Jamie MANIUK (1987,) Sean WAGNER, Jen and Jeff RICH, Steven PIGGOTT, Stefany PIGGOTT, Scott PIGGOTT, Amelia MANIUK, and Tie MANIUK. She was a loving great-grandmother to Matthew WASSOM, Dannika and Jacksen MANIUK, Joeylyn MANIUK, and Jesse and Alyssa RICH. Dear sister of Vera and Bill HARTLEY, Ron and Gerri McINTYRE, Ruby MAXFIELD, Joyce SALISBURY, Arnold and Penny McINTYRE, and Peter McINTYRE. Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m., with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-19 published
GIBSON, Leonard Wayne
Chief Warrant Officer Leonard Wayne GIBSON, 12th Field Ambulance, from Pitt Meadows, British Columbia (formerly of London, Ontario) passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in Terrace, British Columbia on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 at the age of 54 years. Wayne is survived by his loving spouse Linda BASQUE of 19 years, his son Jason and daughter Lisa and their mother Dianna WHEELER, his parents Leonard and Patricia, his brothers Jim (Lynette) and Bill, his sister Lynn, his niece and nephews, and his dog Holly. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road N. on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 where the service will be conducted on Saturday, June 21 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Duchess of Kent, Branch #263, 499 Hill Street, London. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Wayne are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
TOWLE, James H.
At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia, on Saturday, June 21, 2008 James H. TOWLE, 74 years, of Petrolia. Dearly loved husband of Faye (née Waters). Loving father of Jim and Caron TOWLE of LaSalle and Christine and Frank MICHALEK of Alvinston. Cherished grandfather to Jordan and Lucas TOWLE of LaSalle and Frank and Courtney MICHALEK of Alvinston. Dear brother of Golden GARLAND of Kingston. Dear brother-in-law of Lyle and Ilah WATERS of Sarnia and Shirley and Jean Paul KING of Watford. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents Harold (1971) and Mabel Irene (née GILLILAND) (1970.) Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. The Petrolia-Washington Lodge #194 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will hold a memorial service on Tuesday at 6: 45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the London Regional Cancer Centre. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
BROMBERG, Betty (née WAGNER)
Peacefully, at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia on Friday, July 4, 2008. Betty BROMBERG (née WAGNER,) 83 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Ralph (1987), and special companion of the late George HANDS (2003.) Dear mother of Colleen and Tom WINTER of Petrolia, the late Gary BROMBERG (2005) and the late Guy BROMBERG (1991.) Loving grandmother of Cory and Nicole BROMBERG, Chris and Ray QUIRION, Jeffrey BROMBERG, Tammy and Angus McAUSLAN, Cory WINTER, Terri and Shea VACHON, Jacqueline and Tyler WELSH. Dear great-grandmother of Joshua and Kathryn BROMBERG, Cali and Chase QUIRION, Michael ROCHON, Shannon and Aidan McAUSLAN and Benen VACHON and great great-grandmother of Owen WILLIAMS. Betty is survived by her siblings Marjorie HUFF of Sarnia, Geraldine and Carl RITCHIE of Petrolia, Inez and Betty WAGNER of Wyoming and Florence and Andy AIKEN of Petrolia, and sisters-in-law Lisa WAGNER of Montreal and Mary WAGNER of Wyoming. She is predeceased by her brothers Herbie (1991), Lloyd (2002) and Clair (2002). Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Betty's family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the caring staff at Meadowview Villa. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-06 published
GIBSON, Robert Nelson
At North Lambton Lodge, Forest on Friday, July 4, 2008. Robert Nelson GIBSON of Forest in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Colleen GIBSON (2007.) Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, July 6 from 12 until 1 p.m. when a funeral service will be held with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment to follow in Appin Cemetery. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Robert.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-15 published
GIBSON, Marjory " Madge" Constable
Born April 17, 1909 in Forfar, Scotland, died on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Beloved wife of the late George GIBSON (1975.) Dear mother of George GIBSON and his wife Denise of London, and the late Brian GIBSON. Loving grandmother of George H. GIBSON and his wife Valerie and Deborah DORMAN and her husband Gary all of London. Great-grandmother of Michelle and Nicole GIBSON, and Aaron and Sara DORMAN. Predeceased by her brothers Peter, William, Edward, James, Andrew and George and by her sisters Betsy, Agnes, Francis, Mary and Eliza. Madge lived in Verdun, Quebec and participated in the First Presbyterian Church. She moved to London in 1999 and resided at Kensington Village Nursing Home. At Marjory's request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A graveside memorial service will be conducted at Woodland Cemetery, 493 Springbank Drive, on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Special thanks to all the staff at Kensington Village Nursing Home. God bless you all. Westview Funeral Chapel, 519-641-1793 entrusted with arrangements.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-03-07 published
Expressive works reflected small-town Ontario
Brian JONES (June 1, 1950-February 27, 2008)
An ordinary guy with a tremendous talent say Friends
A noted member of the Canadian art scene will be remembered Saturday as an unpretentious and figurative artist whose works captured distinctive scenes of small-town Ontario life.
Brian Rendel JONES, 57, died last Wednesday at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital after a brief illness. He was born June 1, 1950 in Chatham, Ontario, and is survived by his wile Susanne Tausig JONES and a brother, Bradley.
As a teenager JONES saw a future in a visual arts career and attended H.B. Beal Secondary School in nearby london, a school which had been developing promising Canadian artists such as Murray Favro, Greg Curnoe and Jack Chambers.
He described Chambers, who he apprenticed under for a short time, as a key influence.
The bright colours, flattened spaces and rounded human figures set in typical small-town settings were self-described as the "neighbours style" by JONES, a departure from his early interest in photorealism. Another influence was Stanley Spencer, but JONES' work was less haunting that Spencer's village portrayals. He managed to capture nostalgia, humor and only occasional hints of darkness in his portrayals of people in everyday scenes.
Toronto art dealer Alan LOCH said JONES devoured art books and was an avid student of the modern masters.
In 1982 JONES was introduced to the Queen as a young Canadian achiever.
He moved to Toronto from the London area in 1984 then to Collingwood in 2000, living in a community that might be imagined in his work.
A Facebook group, Brian Jones Fan Club, is gaining members who are Friends and acquaintances of the artist. They recollect his charm, corny jokes and singing.
"He had a great talent, but he really did not have a big ego," London art dealer Michael GIBSON said in an interview this week "He was a normal guy who liked to play darts and listen to the Beatles."
JONES followed the music of the 50s and 60s, collected guitars, old televisions and radios as well as mechanical toys.
The life of Brian JONES will be remembered at a memorial service at Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine Street, Collingwood, at 11 a.m. Saturday followed by a gathering at The Admiral's Post, 2 School House Lane.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
ALKENBRACK, Wesley MacKinnon
Peacefully at his home, Napanee on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 in his 90th year. Survived by his wife Beth (née GIBSON;) his daughters Catherine and Betsy; his sons-in-law Stephen QUIGLEY and Moussa MAGASSA and by his grandchildren Kelly, Matt and Robyn QUIGLEY. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church on Sunday January 6, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. followed by a reception at the Wartman Funeral Home, 448 Camden Rd. at Newburgh Rd, Napanee K7R 1G1, (613-354-3722; wartmanfuneralhome@sympatico.ca). The family will receive Friends at Trinity Church Sunday from 1-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations by cheque to the Napanee and District Community Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-11 published
GIBSON, Doctor Gary
Dr. Gary GIBSON of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia passed away suddenly January 3, 2008 at his home. He was born in Newcastle, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in 1941 and became a Canadian citizen in 1966. He is deeply missed by his partner Lloyd NICHOLSON of Salt Spring Island, brother Doctor Glenn GIBSON and wife Cheryl of Trent Hills, Ontario, sisters Doctor Carol GIBSON- WOOD of Victoria, British Columbia, and Nancy TELLIER and husband Norm of Cambridge, Ontario. Also missed by nieces Jennifer GIBSON and Hilary GIBSON- WOOD, and nephew Andrew GIBSON and family. Predeceased by his parents Clyde and Bertha GIBSON (née BURROWS) of Cambridge. Gary grew up in Cambridge, Ontario and graduated cum laude from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Medicine in 1965. He was a founding partner of Grandview Medical Centre in Cambridge where he practiced for more than 30 years. Gary held various teaching positions in the University of Western Ontario Family Medicine Department, and served as Assistant Dean (Continuing Medical Education) for 3 years. He was heavily involved in the College of Family Physicians of Canada, becoming president of the Ontario Chapter in 1977 and Chairman of the National Board from 1984-6. He also held numerous positions in the Ontario Medical Association and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He was especially interested in AIDS awareness and was a founding member of the Aids Committee of Cambridge, KW, and Area. Gary served as Chief of Staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital from 19936, and ran as a local candidate in the Ontario provincial election in 1999. Gary had a passion for world travel, visiting countless exotic destinations and serving as tour escort on numerous occasions. He developed a particular love for the Far East which he visited many times. His extensive travels provided many opportunities to enjoy another hobby: photography. Throughout his life, Gary enjoyed spending time at his cottage on Manitoulin Island. Gary moved to British Columbia in 1999 and was Director of Post Grad programs at University of British Columbia Department of Family Practice for 2 years. He served as locum physician for British Columbia coastal communities, and medical consultant to the British Columbia Ministry of Health until suffering a major stroke in 2002. He retired from Family Practice at that time but remained active in the College of Family Physicians of Canada. In addition, he became involved with the Lamda Foundation, and local associations including Gays and Lesbians of Salt Spring Island, Salt Spring neurologic support group (BIDS), and Salt Spring Island Transit and Transportation Commission. A service to share memories of Doctor Gary GIBSON will be held at the Lions Club, 103 Bonnet Ave., Salt Spring Island, British Columbia at 12: 30 p.m. Sunday January 20. A second memorial service will take place at First United Church, 15 Wellington Street, Cambridge, Ontario on Saturday, February 16 at 2: 00 p.m. Reception to follow both services. In lieu of flowers, if desired please make a donation on Gary's behalf to Médecin Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) www.msf.ca 1-800-982-7903

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-14 published
Stray bullet kills Toronto man
By Omar EL AKKAD with a report from JENNIFER Lewington, Page A1
John O'KEEFE just happened to be walking down Toronto's busiest street on a Saturday night. That's all it took to cost him his life.
The 42-year-old Toronto resident and health-food store manager became the city's second homicide victim of 2008 when he was killed over the weekend. Mr. O'KEEFE, an avid environmentalist and father of a nine-year-old boy, was hit in the head by a single bullet that police believe was never meant for him. Two men now face first-degree murder charges in connection to the killing.
"The deceased was struck while he was basically just walking down the street," said Toronto police homicide detective Graham GIBSON. "He was just walking."
At around 1: 15 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to the Brass Rail Tavern, a strip club at 701 Yonge Street, just south of Bloor Street. Two men had just been kicked out of the club after acting up. After being booted from the tavern, both men began walking away, but only got a few metres before turning around.
"They did leave, but they didn't go far," said Det. GIBSON. " They took exception with security [at the Brass Rail]."
Upon returning, one of the two men allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired a single shot. Last night, police said the gun was registered to one of the suspects. Police believe it was aimed at members of the security staff outside the club.
Instead, it hit Mr. O'KEEFE in the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. O'KEEFE's partner described him yesterday as a wonderful human being who loved the environment.
"Johnny was a great guy; he really was," said Susan BANAHAN. "He loved to recycle - you couldn't throw a tissue in the garbage when he was around."
Mr. O'KEEFE had a nine-year-old son from a previous relationship. Together with Ms. BANAHAN and her child, they formed a family.
Ms. BANAHAN said Mr. O'KEEFE worked as a health-food store manager at the downtown Exchange Tower. In his spare time, she said, he liked to walk around the city - the Don Valley was one of his favourite spots.
At the time of his shooting, Mr. O'KEEFE was likely walking to the subway from the Duke of Gloucester, his favourite watering hole, Ms. BANAHAN said. Like the Brass Rail, the bar is located near the corner of Yonge and Bloor.
After the shooting, both suspects allegedly ran away, heading south on Yonge Street for a few metres before turning onto Charles Street.
But within 12 hours, police had two men in custody.
"We had excellent witnesses: and support from civilians and community members and people inside [the club]," Det. GIBSON said. As a result, police had the first suspect in custody by 11: 45 Saturday morning, and the second suspect a couple of hours later. Edward PAREDES, 22, and Awet ZEKARIAS, 23, both Toronto residents, are jointly charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder. They made their first court appearance yesterday morning at Old City Hall.
Saturday's killing bore eerie similarities to another shooting that rocked Toronto in December of 2005. Mr. O'KEEFE was killed just a few blocks north of where a brazen shootout claimed the life of 15-year-old Jane CREBA. Both victims were never the intended targets of the bullets that hit them, yet both were the only ones to die in each incident.
Ms. BANAHAN was devastated by the news of her partner's death - she spoke to a reporter yesterday just as news of Mr. O'KEEFE's killing played out on her television set at home.
"I'm just so sad that he won't be around any more," she said.
Last night, two of his best Friends, in shock over the fluke of their friend being in the wrong place at the wrong time, remembered him as a gentle, funny man, "brilliant at darts" and devoted to his young son and network of Friends.
"As a father, he showed his son Toronto's every ravine and heritage building," recalls Andrea ASTER, a friend for the past 20 years. "He was an ardent environmentalist whose only wish was that his son would grow up to be an environmental warrior."
She said that Mr. O'KEEFE, a 6-foot-2-inch man with "piercing blue eyes," had a way of making and keeping Friends.
"The people who were his Friends were his Friends for life," she said.
Another long-time friend, Brian EATON, 43, met Mr. O'KEEFE when they attended the same Scarborough high school. Mr. EATON said his younger brother, Tony, 42, who was in the same high-school class as Mr. O'KEEFE and remained close Friends, had invited him to the family cottage in Huntsville this past weekend. But Mr. O'KEEFE declined so that he could go skating with his son.
"I wish he had gone to the cottage," said Mr. EATON.
For the past 15 years, he said Mr. O'KEEFE was a weekly regular at the Duke of Gloucester pub, where he played darts.
"When I heard of the shooting I thought to myself I hope that was not Johnny because he was my one friend who might be walking down Yonge Street because he goes to the Duke," said Mr. EATON, adding that his friend's violent end was the opposite of how he lived.
"He wouldn't know anyone who has a gun or practices violence," said Mr. EATON.
"He was a responsible father, a responsible friend, the kind of guy that everyone loved and every kind word you would think of, you would apply to him."
Meanwhile, police are looking for witnesses: to a shooting Saturday night at Rosemary Lane in the Forest Hill neighbourhood. An unidentified man in his 20s suffered serious injury when he was shot once in the stomach near Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue, but is recovering in hospital, Toronto Police said yesterday.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
GIBSON, William L.G. "Bill"
Lt. Col. (Ret), CD, C.St.J., R.C.A.S.C.
Passed away peacefully at Queensway Carleton Hospital on Friday, December 21, 2007 in his 89th year. Loving husband of the late Jeannette GIBSON (CHADDOCK.) Predeceased by his parents James G. and Gertrude GIBSON and his brother James M. GIBSON. Born on May 19, 1919 in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and educated at University of Toronto, Bill joined the army in 1940 and after a very distinguished career in Canada and abroad (London, Korea, Suez, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Defence College, Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General and Garrison Commander Canadian Base Units Europe) retired as Lt. Col. He then joined Saint_John Ambulance and enjoyed a very successful second career. Much loved uncle of Jim and Peter and grand-nephews Geoffrey, Calvin, Jay and grand-niece Kelsea. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean, Ontario at 3: 30 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2008. Interment at the Badjeros Union Cemetery at a later date. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-17 published
COLLIE, Margery (GIBSON)
Dear wife of Wallace, died on January 8, 2008, gratefully. Dear Aunt is mourned by her niece Susan Gibson BERGMAN of London, and Michael BAYLAY and his wife Marjorie of Bermuda, and other relatives. A private service will be held according to her wishes. Donations gratefully received by the Metis Firefighters Association c/o Reno Isabel, 1 McLaren Road, Metis sur Mer, Québec. G0J 1S0.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-21 published
MacGILLIVRAY WREN, Sally-Ann "Sam"
It is with profound sadness that we announce that after a courageous battle with cancer, Sam passed away on January 18, 2008. Sam leaves behind her beloved husband, Patrick J. WREN, her father Robert (Bob) MacGILLIVRAY, her brothers Bruce MacGILLIVRAY (Karen KEARNEY,) Andrew MacGILLIVRAY (Jody,) her second father Cal WILSON, her niece and goddaughter Bailey MacGILLIVRAY, numerous beloved nieces and nephews, her aunt Betty Glen ROWE (Brent) and Robert CLIPSHAM and Pamela GIBSON. Predeceased by her 'gift in time' Alan CLIPSHAM and her mother Sally MacGillivray WILSON. She will be greatly missed by 'the Bears'. Sam will be remembered for her warmth, generosity and sense of style. Her eye for detail was unmatched, and her organizational talents were legendary. Her love of a good dinner party and her ability to put things together in exactly just the right way was without parallel. No matter where she was, home, Muskoka or Florida, in a boat or on a beach, good food, good wine, great conversation and much laughter was shared by all. The family will receive Friends at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 lights west of Yonge St.), on Tuesday, January 22, 5-8 p.m. Sam's life will be celebrated at a funeral mass to be held at 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 24 Cheritan Drive, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society - Ovarian Cancer Research, or Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children with cancer (www.ooch.org).

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
GIBSON, Erna Lois (née McCORMICK)
Passed away on January 17, 2008 at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, at the age of 70. Beloved wife of D'Arcy GIBSON for 47 years. Loving mother of Trevor, Darren (Wendy), and Dana (Brooks) ROBERTS. Devoted grandma of Connor and Jared. Survived by her brother Clinton McCORMICK (Majo) of Drummondville, Québec, predeceased by her sister Velma NICHOLSON, and her brother Alan McCORMICK. Also missed by her nieces Linda NICHOLSON, Sandy GAIK, and Mary McCORMICK, by her nephews Patrick, Peter, John, and Brian McCORMICK, and by her great nieces Andrea and Tara GAIK. The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Credit Valley Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for their compassion and care. Visitation to be held at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, 905 257 8822, (9th Line at Dundas), on Tuesday, January 22nd from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, January 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. A reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Credit Valley Hospital or to Princess Margaret Hospital. Online condolences may be made to www.glenoaks.ca.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
McAVITY, Adine Denise " Dids" (née OLAND)
Of Vancouver, British Columbia passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening January 22, 2008 surrounded by and in the company of her immediate and loving family. Born in 1920, she was the only child of Captain John Eric Woodhouse OLAND of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Denise Victoria OLAND (née HARRIS) of Victoria, British Columbia. Mum grew up in many places including Victoria and Halifax, attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Vancouver, Dalhousie University in Halifax and married John M. McAVITY of Saint John, New Brunswick on December 29, 1941, several weeks before Dad went overseas. While Dad was overseas in Italy and the low countries, Malcolm was born in 1942 in Montreal. Reunited in December 1945, Mum and Dad settled in Rothesay, New Brunswick and welcomed to their family, Eric, born 1946, Frances, born 1948 and Catherine, born 1952. Relocating to Vancouver in 1952 from Rothesay and Kitchener/Waterloo, Mum and Dad remained in their adopted west coast home for the next 55 years building life long Friendships and engaging in their community as active and caring volunteers. Their passion as volunteers was directed heavily towards the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society to which Mum remained devoted for many years. Predeceased by her eldest son Malcolm in July 2001 and by her loving husband of 65 years in July 2006, Mum remained a strong and faithful icon of family for all her children: Malcolm (Patricia GIBSON) of North Saanich, British Columbia, Eric (Judith MAXWELL) of Canmore, Alberta, Frances of Vancouver, Catherine (John KAYE) of North Saanich and her cherished granddaughter Martha, of Canmore, Alberta. Mum was lovingly supported in her last several years of life by her many faithful Friends as well as her caregivers: Rudi, Fatima, Helen, Tericita and Maria. Mum remained a woman of strong faith, humour and love and through the years was a wonderful source of inspiration, strength and comfort. Her love of flowers and music resulted in wonderful contributions of time and devotion to her church as a faithful and long serving member of the altar guild and the choir. A funeral mass will be held to celebrate the life of our mother on January 30, 2008 at Church of Saint_John the Apostle, 5457 Trafalgar Street, Vancouver, British Columbia at 2: 00 p.m. with Very Rev. Mark Hagemoen officiating. Interment will follow at the Veteran's Cemetery, Esquimalt, British Columbia (with Dad and near her father Eric) at a future date.
Kearney Funeral Services
604-736-26 McDOUGALL, Barry Douglas.
(February 25, 1933-January 22, 2008)
Barry loved life and the people of his life. He was a devoted father to three children, a doting grandfather to five, a loving partner, and a dedicated friend. All who knew him are left stronger, richer and better for his inspiration and influence. Born in rural Manitoba, the only son of Ken and Isabel McDOUGALL, Barry grew up in the small towns of Mentmore and Neepawa, where his father operated the grain elevator and his mother ran the general store. The family moved to Winnipeg for Barry's high school years, and Barry subsequently attended and graduated from the Universities of Manitoba (Commerce) and Minnesota (MBA) where he was also a brother in the Phil Delta Theta fraternity. Barry's children Cynthia, Liz, and Scott (from his twenty-seven year marriage to Beverley CHAFE) grew independent and courageous through his strong and consistent support. He encouraged them to know and be active in the world, and to find and create happiness. He gave them opportunities he never had. He supported and joined in their adventures from Turkey to Tortola, Indonesia to Oregon, Ketch Harbour to Courtenay. He slept in their basements and boats and adapted without pause to new cultures and cuisines. He visited his children and their families often, giving reassurance, welcome guidance, and unqualified love. To his grandchildren, Barry was an endless source of noisy fun and loving indulgence. From games like 'posquitoes' and 'Dumb and Dumber', to lifechanging experiences like Outward Bound, his five grandchildren benefited profoundly and unforgettably from his place in their lives. His last ten years were spent in the loving company of Penny Green, of Winnipeg. Although their time together was too short, it was full of fun, adventure, travel and happiness. He loved Penny deeply, and his love extended to her children, family, and Friends who welcomed him into their lives. In December 2007, Barry proposed to Penny, and they looked forward to being married. Barry's warm and genuine interest in people drew a wide array of Friends and relationships. He collected, cared and clipped news stories for Friends around the world. In recent days, Friends have remembered him as 'a true gentleman', 'second father', 'mentor', 'loyal', 'generous', and 'thoughtful'. Barry was dedicated in his career as a partner in the consulting practice at Deloitte (and precursor firms). Many of his partners became close Friends, and his work was a source of immense satisfaction. He traveled the world, worked creatively and diligently for clients and Friends, and enjoyed it all. His career was long and successful, and his ultimate retirement from the firm was more of a guideline than a rule. Diagnosed with prostate cancer more than a decade ago, Barry fought and survived for many years but eventually, peacefully and with dignity, succumbed. With that in mind, donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation or a charity of your choice. Barry was a great lover of jazz, and served on the Board of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. In that spirit, a celebration of his life will be held at Café Paradiso, 199 Bank Street, on Monday January 28, 2008 from 6: 30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Spoken tributes, anecdotes, roasts and toasts will be welcome between 7: 30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Written tributes and photographs are also invited at smcdougall@terrachoice.com. Calls welcome at 613.324.4798. Wassail, wassail

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-29 published
McAVITY, Adine Denise " Dids" (née OLAND)
Of Vancouver, British Columbia passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening January 22, 2008 surrounded by and in the company of her immediate and loving family. Born in 1920, she was the only child of Captain John Eric Woodhouse OLAND of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Denise Victoria OLAND (née HARRIS) of Victoria, British Columbia. Mum grew up in many places including Victoria and Halifax, attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Vancouver, Dalhousie University in Halifax and married John M. McAVITY of Saint John, New Brunswick on December 29, 1941, several weeks before Dad went overseas. While Dad was overseas in Italy and the low countries, Malcolm was born in 1942 in Montreal. Reunited in December 1945, Mum and Dad settled in Rothesay, New Brunswick and welcomed to their family, Eric, born 1946, Frances, born 1948 and Catherine, born 1952. Relocating to Vancouver in 1952 from Rothesay and Kitchener/Waterloo, Mum and Dad remained in their adopted west coast home for the next 55 years building life long Friendships and engaging in their community as active and caring volunteers. Their passion as volunteers was directed heavily towards the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society to which Mum remained devoted for many years. Predeceased by her eldest son Malcolm in July 2001 and by her loving husband of 65 years in July 2006, Mum remained a strong and faithful icon of family for all her children: Malcolm (Patricia GIBSON) of North Saanich, British Columbia, Eric (Judith MAXWELL) of Canmore, Alberta, Frances of Vancouver, Catherine (John KAYE) of North Saanich and her cherished granddaughter Martha, of Canmore, Alberta. Mum was lovingly supported in her last several years of life by her many faithful Friends as well as her caregivers: Rudi, Fatima, Helen, Tericita and Maria. Mum remained a woman of strong faith, humour and love and through the years was a wonderful source of inspiration, strength and comfort. Her love of flowers and music resulted in wonderful contributions of time and devotion to her church as a faithful and long serving member of the altar guild and the choir. A funeral mass will be held to celebrate the life of our mother on January 30, 2008 at Church of Saint_John the Apostle, 5457 Trafalgar Street, Vancouver, British Columbia at 2: 00 p.m. with Very Rev. Mark Hagemoen officiating. Interment will follow at the Veteran's Cemetery, Esquimalt, British Columbia (with Dad and near her father Eric) at a future date.
Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-04 published
ROHAC, Robert Kurt
It is with great sadness that we grieve the tragic loss of our beloved father, brother, nephew and friend Robert Kurt ROHAC, on February 28th, 2008, at the age of 53. Rob succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning trying to save the family home from a fire. Rob will be dearly missed by his three daughters: Holly (Tim) GIBSON, Jacqueline (Darren) RADBOURNE, and Victoria ROHAC. Rob also leaves behind his sister Elizabeth 'Betty' (Michael) STEVENSON of Victoria, British Columbia, his brother John ROHAC and his daughter Laura; the mother of Rob's children, Mary GODDARD and her parents, Neil and Shirley GODDARD; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many close Friends. Rob was predeceased by his parents Edward and Eleanor ROHAC. We all share in our great loss of a talented, gentle, and loving man whose life revolved around his family. Rob enjoyed working with Friesen Publishing for 20 years, which gave him the opportunity to make many Friends throughout the industry. As a musician, Rob made many close Friends during his music career. We pray Rob will be able to share his joy, love and talents in his new eternal life. We will miss him dearly but we are left with beautiful memories which we will cherish forever. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Rob's life on Tuesday, March 4th at 2: 00 p.m. at the downtown Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 - 114 Street in Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rob's memory may be made to charities he supported: the Alberta Cancer Foundation or to the Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities. Connelly-Mckinley Funeral Home 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton Telephone: (780) 422-2222 To send condolences to the family - visit: www.connelly-mckinley.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-05 published
Artist who specialized in the everyday enjoyed success that was extraordinary
Originally a photo realist, he returned again and again to the well of inspiration that was his childhood. His work is an exploration of memory and an affectionate record of a vanished life
By Kate TAILOR/TAYLOR, Page S7
Ontario artist Brian JONES wore a suit only twice in his life: the day he was married and the day he met the Queen. From boyhood, he knew that his mind full of shapes and colours and his love of popular culture could never be contained within a 9-to-5 job. By the time he was a teenager, he had picked the visual arts as a career.
Mr. JONES was a figurative painter who specialized in distinctive scenes of small-town Ontario life in a signature style featuring bright colours, flattened spaces and curiously inflated human figures. Influenced by the haunting village scenes of 20th-century British realist Stanley Spencer, he achieved an odd mix of nostalgia, humour and the occasional hint of menace with his slightly off-kilter images of neighbours shovelling snow or walking dogs, lunching office workers fending off a bee or children dwarfed by looming parents.
Returning again and again to the well of inspiration that was his own childhood in Chatham, Ontario, he set many of his paintings in the 1950s and 1960s, including men in homburg hats and cars with fins in paintings that often used a low perspective point as though recorded from a child's point of view. At their most arresting, his paintings read as much as an exploration of visual memory as they do an affectionate record of daily life in a simpler era.
"I always described his works as too much line, too much colour: you either love it or you hate it. But if you love it, boy, you love it," said his Toronto dealer, Alan LOCH. " The paintings made you smile."
Mr. JONES spent his boyhood in Chatham, where his father worked as an appliance salesman at Eaton's while his mother, who had worked for Union Gas before her children were born, cared for the family. He showed talent with a pencil from as early as age 5. As a teenager devoted to both playing guitar and drawing pictures, he left home to study art at H.B. Beal Secondary School in nearby London.
Beal was famous as the technical high school that had nurtured a previous generation of London artists, most notably Greg Curnoe, Murray Favro and Jack Chambers, with whom Mr. JONES apprenticed briefly after graduation.
He helped out in Mr. Chambers's studio during the period that the renowned realist was painting Sunday Morning No. 2, an image of the artists' young sons watching cartoons on the living-room television. When he left the studio, Mr. Chambers offered him his choice of payment - either money or art. Mr. JONES picked a watercolour of a papaya that later showed up in the background of one of his own paintings, Cold Front.
Mr. JONES positioned himself as an heir to Mr. Chambers's and Mr. Curnoe's legacy of a determinedly local and unapologetically representational art that offered a vigorous retort to international abstraction. Initially a photo realist himself, he gradually developed an expressive approach he referred to as his "neighbours style," with its bright colours and rounded figures.
While his subject matter was always local, he was an avid student of the modern masters, including Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon, and admired both Mr. Chambers and the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer for their ability to paint light. "He devoured art books like they were going out of style," Mr. LOCH said. "He absorbed everything."
Mr. Spencer remained perhaps his greatest artistic influence. The idiosyncratic British painter was, like Mr. JONES, deeply rooted in a small place and used the local to capture the universal. Mr. Spencer spent most of his life in the village of Cookham in Berkshire, using it as the backdrop both for everyday scenes and for his biblical paintings, such as Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta. Both Mr. Spencer's affectionate view of human foible and his rounded figures are echoed in Mr. JONES's neighbour paintings, which include an image of children in winter warming their hands on the dryer vent at the side of a house.
These were always paintings that people liked. From the start of his career, Mr. JONES met with commercial success, declining to apply for government grants and paying the rent on his London apartment by selling the paintings he placed in the window of the art shop downstairs. He began showing at the Nancy Poole Studio (now merged with the LOCH Gallery) in Toronto in 1975, and mounted an exhibition there about every 18 months afterward, including what was to be his last show in November, 2007, just two months before his diagnosis with cancer.
"People realized really early how good he was," said Michael GIBSON, a London art dealer who also sells his work. "A lot of it was about regionalism, a movement that came out of London. Brian was one of the sparks."
In 1982, Mr. JONES was introduced to the Queen as a young Canadian achiever, and in 1984 he left London to make the move to Toronto, where he painted in a McCaul Street apartment overlooking the Art Gallery of Ontario and Ontario College of Art and Design.
"I do like to paint simple, unpretentious things," he wrote in an artist's statement in 1990. "Small houses, kitchens with breakfast nooks, garages and backyards, with people going about their daily activities. Things that I know and remember. The familiar scenes may look mundane on the surface, but I think they say a lot about our lives. Sometimes, the quiet neighbourhoods that I paint are pierced by a threatening undercurrent and a vaguely sinister quality. Sometimes it is all sunshine and light, with happiness as the key emotion. I never know which feeling will overtake me [when I begin.]"
His eye was always looking for images he wanted to paint, but he could never be given commissions. Mr. LOCH remembers one client who particularly wanted him to paint a picture of a panting dog hanging out a car window. It struck her as a typically Brian JONES image and while the dealer agreed with that judgment, he did not pass on the request. "You could never influence him to paint something."
Mr. JONES continued to paint in his neighbours style throughout his Toronto years and returned to small-town life itself when he and his wife, journalist Susanne Tausig JONES, moved to Collingwood, Ontario, in 2000.
He remained a great fan of the music of the 1950s and 1960s, and an enthusiastic guitarist. He was also an avid collector of popular art forms, including guitars, old television sets and radios, and, most of all, toys. The McCaul Street apartment was overrun by the couple's huge collection of antique mechanical toys; their Collingwood garage houses two cars from the 1950s.
"You get a sense of who he is by looking at his paintings," Mr. GIBSON said. "He had this great talent, but he really did not have a big ego… People think artists are different, but they are not: He was a normal guy who liked to play darts and listen to the Beatles."
Brian Rendel JONES was born June 1, 1950, in Chatham, Ontario He died of pancreatic cancer in Collingwood, Ontario, on February 27, 2008. He was 57. He is survived by wife, Susanne Tausig JONES, and by his brother Bradley.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-13 published
GIBSON, Karen Grace
Died March 13, 1982 at age 16. Lovingly remembered by Barbara and Keith, David and Trish, Bruce and Sue.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-07 published
GIBSON, Blair Bruce, B.Comm., C.A. (1921-2008)
(Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force)
Passed away peacefully April 5 in his 87th year. Blair leaves his beloved wife of 64 years, Joyce, daughter Sandra, son Robert (Christine) and grandchildren Megan, Lauran, Michelle and Meaghan. Blair was born in Parry Sound, Ontario, the son of the late William GIBSON and Laura SNOW. He grew up in Capreol, Ontario and was the recipient of the McCrae Gold Medal for academic excellence at Capreol High School. In 1942 Blair joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in the newly created Radar unit. When told that he would not be posted overseas, he met, fell in love with and married Joyce WELSH in 1943 in Montreal. Scant months later, seconded to the Royal Air Force, he found himself in the middle of the war in Europe. Postings followed in London, during the V1 and V2 rocket attacks, Scotland, Holland, France (on top of Mont Ventoux) and Germany. Upon his return to Canada, he and Joyce lived in Montreal where Blair completed a B.Comm. at McGill University and shortly thereafter his C.A. He joined the firm of Creek Cushing and Hodgson and quickly became partner. In 1965 Creek Cushing and Hodgson merged with Price Waterhouse and Blair became the partner specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Professionally, this was the golden era of Blair's life. In 1982, Blair retired from active practice, although he continued to be called upon by ex-clients and ex-partners for his expertise. In 1986 he and Joyce bought a house in Eagle Lake (Haliburton) which was the base for his grandchildren to learn to swim (even on May 24 weekend) and fish. Michelle still remembers trying to catch 'that little devil'. In 1994 Blair and Joyce moved down to Toronto to an easier-to-maintain condo. Travel was always a very important part of Blair's life with his family. Whether it was Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire in the 1960's, Spain in the 1970's, or Hawaii and Florida in the 1980's and 1990's, Blair and Joyce always loved having family travel with them. Sandra and Robert saw much of the world with their parents and that wanderlust is now ingrained in them and their own children. The last year was particularly difficult for Blair and his family. The onset of dementia and immobility due to a broken hip forced Blair to seek Assisted Living and he found it difficult to be away from his wife. Blair's only regret is that he did not leave this world in his preferred manner to be shot at 104 by a jealous husband. Many thanks to the caregivers at Sunrise of Unionville. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Wednesday, April 9th from 2: 00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer Society and please make a point to thank a Veteran. Condolences www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-16 published
CRONYN, Margaret Valliere
(January 16, 1922-April 13th, 2008)
Mum died peacefully in Toronto at the age of 86. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, James CRONYN and her later-life companion Jack VAUGHAN. She will be missed by her three children Laleah (Michael GIBSON,) Peter (Stacey LISTER) and Elizabeth (Robert TOPPING;) her grandchildren James and Kristin MacINTOSH, Tenley and Brooke GIBSON, Blythe, James and Laleah CRONYN, Patrick, Katrina and Douglas TOPPING; her nephews Alex BOVEY and Jeff CRONYN and nieces Sheila WOOLNER, Leslie PUNTER and Martha CRONYN and former daughter-in-law Liz BARRETT. Daughter of Major General W.H.P. and Phyllis ELKINS, Val was born in Kingston and lived in Ottawa, Halifax, Vancouver and Toronto. She attended Havergal College and spent her summers in Metis Beach. In 1943, Val joined the Canadian Red Cross as an ambulance driver and served overseas in England during the war. After returning and marrying Jim, Val began her volunteer career which spanned five decades. Her volunteerism included the Junior League, the Children's Aid Society, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Canadian Friends of Museums. Val was also actively involved with the Havergal College and the Toronto Golf Club. She always gave generously of herself both to her family and volunteer activities. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Bradgate Arms and to the caregivers in Vancouver who cared for Mum over the last few years and made her days much brighter as she coped with Parkinson's disease. Visitation will be at Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Ave on Thursday April 17th from 4: 00 to 8:00 p.m. A service will be held on Friday April 18th at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Clements Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Havergal College, The Parkinson's Society or the Art Gallery of Ontario would be greatly appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-21 published
GIBSON, Norman
Passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Norman, beloved husband of the late Betty. Greatly loved father of Gaynor and her husband Bruce NILSSON, and Graham GIBSON. Dear Grampa of Brigitte (Scott ROY) and Natasha (Richard KILLY.) Funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Parkinson Society Canada, 316-4211 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9. Condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-24 published
GIBSON, Barbara
(August 20, 1926-April 22, 2008)
Celebrating a life. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts. Moved to Canada as a child. Lived, loved and laughed with her family, especially her sisters Elizabeth and Eleanor. Attended UofT, graduated in 1948. Married Grant GIBSON and raised together 6 children: Howard, Nancy, Janet, Brian, David and Joan. Always a loving aunt to 22 nieces and nephews. Went on to have grandchildren to shower her love on: Jim, Kaite and Alex. Well known around local volunteer circles for her work with the Adult Learning Centre and Meals on Wheels, for which she became Chair. She will be remembered by many, who know in their hearts the passing of a generous and amusing person. Visitation Friday, April 25th at the Trull Funeral Home, 1111 Danforth Avenue, please call for times 416-465-4661. Service Saturday 11: 00 a.m. with visiting one hour prior at Saint_James, 635 Parliament Street, Toronto, 416-964-9194. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Meals on Wheels, or the Adult Learning Centre 416-466-0587.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-14 published
DICKIE, James Arnold, II
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 (age 77) after a four year illness. Born in Morden, Manitoba and attended school and university in Winnipeg, Jim had many happy years acting and singing in Rainbow Stage Productions in Winnipeg. Active in his high school years, Jim enjoyed football, basketball, hockey, swimming, and in his adult years was an ardent tennis player. Jim had a distinguished career of 42 years with the Toronto-Dominion Bank, eventually becoming Senior Vice President of Ontario North and East Division. He took great pleasure in the camaraderie within the Bank. Jim will be sadly missed by his loving wife Marie Adeleen (née MATTHEWS) of 53 years, his children Barbara, Cathleen (Duncan) GIBSON, and Patrick (Debbie) DICKIE; grandchildren Russell and Graeme GIBSON, and twins, Laura and Brendan DICKIE. Those who knew Jim will remember his integrity, compassion, grace, good nature and wonderful sense of humour. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Kipling and Islington Aves.), on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 11 o'clock. Future private family interment. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army or the Toronto Rehab Institute (Geriatric Psychiatry) would be appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
GIBSON, Ronald Allen
Pilot, aircraft technician and engineer, father, grandfather, brother, intrepid northern adventurer. Born February 13, 1939, in Peterborough, Ontario Died October 11, 2007, in a plane crash at Kearns Lake north of Thunder Bay, aged 68.
By Stephanie Kim GIBSON, Page L6
In the town of Upsala in Northern Ontario is a house with the words "Hi RON" painted in white on its roof. The words were for Ron GIBSON, whose plane was the source of the familiar daily buzz in the skies.
Few people intimately knew and loved the Canadian North as Ron did. He navigated the sea of greenery and sparkling blue lakes, rivers and creeks without maps, watching over this beautiful land for more than 30 years. On many occasions, he would tip the wing of the plane to point out to his passengers a bald eagle's nest, or a lone moose drinking from a lake.
Ron was born with a love of flying and adventure. His two older sisters, Fran and Donna, laugh when they remember how they persuaded him to don a blanket and jump from the roof of the barn - only to be saved by his mother, Ella, who came running out of the house to stop her young son from "flying."
At 13 he joined the local Air Cadet Squadron, and at 18 he was awarded a flying training scholarship. He longed to join the air force, until the crushing news of astigmatism rendered this dream impossible.
Ron earned his private, commercial and aircraft engineer licences and bought his first plane - a bright yellow Cornell - before the age of 20. His younger siblings, Bob, Gail and Bonnie, remember how he would fly low over their house to let their mother know he was coming home for dinner.
In the mid-1960s, Ron and his young wife made their way north. They eventually found employment at a remote resort about 160 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay. The energetic young couple bought the tourist operation and renamed it Gibson's Resort and Thousand Lakes Airways.
Growing up on the resort was a unique experience. When Ron's three daughters Kim, Jenny and Judy were young, their school Friends were treated to plane rides with the "Red Baron," with Ron dressed in a red sweater, white silk scarf, leather flight helmet and goggles.
After the sale of the resort in the early 1990s, Ron continued tirelessly and single-handedly operating the air service with two hunting and fishing outpost camps, right until his untimely death.
Ron's Cessna 206 crashed into Kearns Lake on the evening of October 11. The cause of the crash remains a mystery, which is perhaps how he would like it. Those of us who knew and loved him know he departed this life the way he lived it, and we imagine on that October evening a beautiful northern Canadian sunset.
Stephanie Kim GIBSON is Ron's daughter.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-17 published
BRYCE, Douglas Paterson
Father, husband, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, leading head and neck surgeon, world traveller, humorist, dinner table debater. Born May 27, 1917, in Toronto. Died March 10 in Toronto of natural causes, aged 90.
By Helen BRYCE, Peter BRYCE, Bonnie GIBSON, Dub BRYCE and Alison CURRENT, Page L8
Douglas Paterson BRYCE was the son of the late Peter BRYCE, moderator of the United Church and minister of the Metropolitan United Church in Toronto.
He met his late wife, Elizabeth FIELD, at a university dance. They were married the day after he graduated from medical school on April 4, 1942, by his father.
Douglas was known by a variety of titles and monikers. If you knew him as Captain BRYCE in the Medical Corps during the Second World War, you saw him riding around Europe on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dispensing rum while saving lives and ducking bullets.
If you knew him as Doctor BRYCE, you knew he was a world leader in head and neck surgery who pioneered surgical techniques and established the Laryngeal Laboratory at the University of Toronto with support from the Charlie Conacher research fund. A compassionate, charming doctor, he was loved by his patients. He travelled the world as a lecturer, clinician and examiner, leading many national and international professional organizations.
If you knew him as Professor BRYCE, you knew that in 1966 he became the first full-time professor of otolaryngology at the University of Toronto, a position he held until 1982, upon which he became professor emeritus. During this time the department doubled in size, graduating six students a year and formalizing a post-residency fellowship program. He lectured and published widely, and was recognized with awards and medals.
If you knew him as Dad or Prof, you were a family member or close friend and knew he never took himself too seriously. His adoring children - Peter, Bonnie, Dub and Alison - lived a busy life between Toronto, winters skiing at Osler Bluff in Collingwood, Ontario, and summers spent on Flatrock, their island on Georgian Bay.
The island tennis court was the scene of hilarious family tournaments. Prof was known for his "big scoop," a grand forehand shot that was still rising as it hit the back fence. As a handyman, he had a large, red toolbox filled with absolutely nothing of use. A tube of Goop was his answer to most fix-it challenges - it virtually held together his boat, Doug's Delight.
If you knew him as Big Doug, you were one of 13 grandchildren who happily ate his macaroni casseroles and shortbread cookies, rose to his challenge during dinner debates and knew, as we all did, that he was a kind, loving man whom people loved to be around. He will be dearly missed.
Helen BRYCE is Douglas's daughter-in-law and Peter BRYCE, Bonnie GIBSON, Dub BRYCE and Alison CURRENT are his children.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-25 published
VINCE, William Dennis
(November 23rd 1963-June 21st, 2008)
After a courageous battle with sarcoma cancer, Bill passed away in his West Vancouver home at the age of 44. An accomplished filmmaker, he is most widely known for his role as President and Founder of Infinity Features Entertainment and as the Producer of 'Capote' for his five Academy Award Nominations and one Academy Award win. Those closest to Bill, however, are more likely to remember him for his charm, determination, and willingness to make a difference in the lives of others. As a child he was diagnosed with Dyslexia, and has since dedicated much of his time and energy to helping others who are afflicted with this condition. He was an active mentor in the community as a hockey coach, sharing the skills he acquired during his first career as a professional hockey player. Bill also helped to implement and fund several programs on the Vancouver Downtown East-side to assist young people in their struggle with drug addiction. Even as his illness progressed Bill's determination could not be destroyed. While in treatment he completed three feature films; 'Push', 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus', and 'Stone of Destiny.' More than anything, Bill wanted to win the battle with cancer for his children. Until the very end he refused to give up and never complained. Bill was a loving father to Miles, Michaela, and Nathanial, and husband to Cynthia MILES. Predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Anne Harland VINCE, Bill also leaves behind his father, Dennis VINCE, his brother, Robert VINCE, and sisters; Pauline GIBSON, Lyn VINCE, and Janet RICHARD, as well as his many nieces and nephews and longtime close Friends and business associates. The family would like to thank Doctor Richard Gray and Doctor Chris Beauchamp at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale and Doctor Paul Klimo, Doctor Paul Sugar, and Nurse Pat Macdonald at the Lions Gate Hospital. Special thank you also, to Jesse Serrana and the many Friends and family members that have offered their support and kindness. Please join us for a Celebration of Bill's life to be held at 1: 00 p.m. this Friday June 27th, at St. David's United Church located at 1525 Taylor Way in West Vancouver. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The William Vince Foundation; care of Debra Thomas, The Canada Trust Company, P.O. Box 10083, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7Y 1B6. Funds from the Foundation will be used to provide an Annual Scholarship Fund to be awarded to an aspiring young Film Producer that has experienced and overcome adversity in their life.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
CONROY, Rita Mary (née PAUL)
With sadness, our family announces the passing of Rita, in her 83rd year, on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Rita, loving mother of Paul, dear grandmother of Andrea and mother-in-law of Cindy. Survived by her sisters Ann HENDRIKS and Ethel GIBSON. Predeceased by her sister Mary WANNAN and brothers John PAUL, Joseph PAUL, Robert PAUL and Michael PAUL. Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. We wish to thank the staff at Sunnybrook Critical Care Unit for their excellent care. Resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10: 30 a.m., St. Aidan's Roman Catholic Church, 3501 Finch Avenue East. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Sunnybrook Hospital would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-07-25 published
GOLDSTEIN, Elizabeth Mary " Betty"
Passed away suddenly at York Central Hospital on Wednesday July 23, 2008. Beloved wife of Earl for 57 years. Dear mother of Brenda and her husband Sam ROBERTS, Barbara and her husband Ken GIBSON and Sandy and her husband Bob PERKIS. Loving grandmother of Craig, Andrew, David, Dawn, Ben, Aaron and Chris. Great-grandmother of Cameron, Jack and Ethan. A service will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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