GRAHAME o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-04 published
AUSTIN, Ruth Marie (née FAST)
Suddenly at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Monday, March 3, 2008. Ruth AUSTIN (née FAST) of Tara in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Robert AUSTIN. Dear mother of Mark and his wife Tanya of Owen Sound, Ian of Tara and Craig and his wife Beth of Barrie. Sadly missed by three grandchildren Jacob, Matthew and Michaela. Daughter of the late Paul and Frances FAST. Sister of Elaine FAST, Marcia FAST and her husband Brian HUPKA and Duane FAST. Also survived by her best friend Joyce GRAHAME of Owen Sound, brothers-in-law Ron AUSTIN and his wife Judy of Goderich, Gary AUSTIN and his wife Sharon of Lucknow and her many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GRAHLMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-11 published
HEWITSON, Earl Nelson (née HALL)
Earl Nelson HEWITSON, formerly of R.R.#5 Owen Sound, passed away on Sunday, March 9th, 2008, at Lee Manor, in his 87th year. Husband of Edna HEWITSON (née HALL,) for sixty-one years. Father of Wayne and his wife Sharen, of Walter's Falls, his children, Sandra (Will) Slot and children, Ryan, Niklas, Kayteline, Karissa and Mariah, of Shallow Lake, Susan (Doug) HYDE, their sons, Benjamin and Noah, of Kingston and Stephen HEWITSON and his fiancé, Sarah ASHLEY, of Toronto. Also, father of Brenda MacDONALD, her daughters, Miranda (Jon) MILLER, their sons, Jackson and Michael, of Tara, Melissa MacDONALD, of London and Jamie Lyn (Ben) WILDER and son, Bradley, of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by brother, Harvey and his wife Colleen, of Owen Sound and sisters, Norma HAMMELL, of Tara, Marilyn and her husband, Tony FRIGON, of British Columbia. Survived by sister-in-law, Donelda HEWITSON, of Saint Thomas and brother-in-law, Carl BEACOCK, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by brother, Laverne and sisters, Marie BEACOCK and Alma MOY and her husband, George, of British Columbia. Also, brother-in-law to Carl and Joyce HALL, of Kingsville, Mary and Clarence GRAHLMAN, of Jackson, Ruby HOLDAWAY, of Belleville, Rosemary HALL, of Windsor, Ian McCULLOCH, of Port Elgin and Lloyd HALL, of Keady. Survived by Aunt Evelyn HEWITSON, of Owen Sound. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and their families. Earl served as Reeve of Keppel Township from 1975-1980 and was on Grey County Council as well. He also served on Grand Valley Insurance Board, Wiarton Feeder Sales Co-operative and was a member of the North Derby United Church. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Earl HEWITSON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Jack FEARNALL officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to North Derby United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society - Bluewater - Owen Sound Transportation Division would be greatly appreciated.

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GRAIL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-29 published
HUNT, Patrick Joseph
Born on St. Patrick's Day in Co. Mayo, Ireland in 1919. Died peacefully at home in Toronto surrounded by his children on January 27, 2008. Survived by his wife, Doctor Lisa GRAIL. Predeceased by his wife Mary (1996). Pat was loved by his children Paul (Judy), Alan (Bernadette), Valerie (Paul) and Roisin (Gino), and by his grandchildren Aeron (Andrew), Vanessa (Matthew), Jon, Andrea (Arnaud), Kevin, Jordan, Jeffrey, David, Peter and Mark. Especially proud of his two great-grandchildren Sylvan and Sadie. Patrick served in the Irish Army and emigrated to Canada in 1954. He taught at Michael Power High School from 1968-1986. He was a founding member of the Toronto Irish Players. The Hunts will welcome Friends and family on January 31, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. at 45 Edgemore Drive, Etobicoke. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on February 1, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes, 520 Sherbourne Street. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.

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GRAINGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-21 published
FABER, Susanna C. (OESCH)
Peacefully, at her residence, on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, Susanna C. (OESCH) FABER of R.R.#3 Kippen, passed away in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Bert FABER (2004.) Dear mother of Carol and Tom PENHALE of Bayfield, Ken and Helen FABER of R.R.#3 Kippen, Dianne DE WYS of Zurich and Pete DE WYS of Varna. Loving grandmother of Rick PENHALE, Deb PENHALE, Wendy and Tom JOHNSTON, Sandra FABER, Darrell and Sue FABER, Angela and Dave ROTH, Lori and Brian BEARSS, Brad DE WYS and Kim and Brent GRAINGER and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Bill OESCH and his wife Velina. Visitation in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King Street, Hensall on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 2 p.m. in St. Andrews United Church, Kippen, Ontario. Rev. Marybeth WILSON officiating. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kippen United Church or the Alzheimer's Society. J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, Zurich, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Susanna FABER.

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GRAMLICH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
ALDRIDGE, Norien (GRAMLICH)
At her residence after a lengthy illness, on Monday, March 3, 2008, Norien (GRAMLICH) ALDRIDGE of London, at the age of 77. Wife of the late Butch ALDRIDGE. Beloved mother of Nancy and Lloyd DEVEAU, Marilyn and Bill MURRAY, Lenny ALDRIDGE, Lynne and Gary LAZARAVITCH, Debbie and Brian RAMSEY, Donna SMITH, and Donald and Maureen ALDRIDGE. Loving grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 16, and great-great-grandmother of 2. Dear sister of Alice Jean MAY. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Following with Norien's wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Frank MANTZ officiating. Private family interment, Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Norien are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GRAMLICH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-15 published
GRAMLICH, Evaline " Evelyne" Mae (née BROWN)
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, June 14, 2008, Evaline (Evelyne) Mae (BROWN) GRAMLICH in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Charlie (1977) and her parents John and Theresa (COLLARD) BROWN. Beloved mother of Nancy SIMPSON, Tom (Jo-Ann) GRAMLICH, and Teresa KENNEDY. Special grandmother to Reta (Ken,) Ronald (Debbie), and Connie. Devoted great-grandmother to Scott, Jennifer, and Amanda. Predeceased by her grandchildren Kimberley, Robert, Rosemary, Cindy, and James and by her siblings Silas, Selborn, Hazel, and Dorothy. Survived by her sisters Gwen WAITE and Fay GLOIN and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received by the family at Westview Funeral Home, 709 Wonderland Road N. on Monday, June 16, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 where the service is to be held on Tuesday, June 17 at 10: 00 a.m. Special thank you to the palliative care team at L.H.S.C. and to the Community Care Access Centre team especially Kathy and Geraldine for your love and care. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Hyatt Ave. United Church or a charity of your choice.

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GRAMLICH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
GRAMLICH, Eveline
The family of Eveline GRAMLICH wishes to thank relatives, Friends, and neighbours for their visits, floral tributes, memorial donations, and words of condolences on the loss of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt. A special thank you to Rev. Sung SHIM from Hyatt Ave. United Church and the staff from Westview Funeral Home. Your support has helped us through this difficult time.

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GRANATSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-19 published
SANDERS, Bella
Peacefully, at the age of 95, on Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Forest Hill Place. Bella SANDERS beloved wife of the late Charles SANDERS and Harry MAZER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Judy and Bob LESTER, Michael and Karen SANDERS, Art and Enid SANDERS, and Ellie KENT. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marion and Ed ADELBERG, and the late Louis and Frances SANDERS. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley and the late Harry SANDERS, the late Sara and Harry PACHTER, and the late Anne and Lou SHERWIN. Devoted grandmother of Janice and Richard ALBERT, Steven and Dana LESTER, Karen and David ECANOW, Jon and Lisa SANDERS, Julie SANDERS, Caley SANDERS, Bryan and Alison SANDERS, Deborah and Howard SZALAVETZ, Joel and Borka GRANATSTEIN, Bryan and Annel GRANATSTEIN. Great-grandmother of 15. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, May 19, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva, 3 Bachelor Place. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, Charles and Bella Sanders Scholarship Fund, 416-485-8000, 1-888-432-7398.

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GRANDMAISON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-27 published
HUNT, William " Bill"
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, May 25th, 2008 William "Bill" HUNT of London in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Fern (PELLAND) HUNT. Dear step-father of Gaye GRANDMAISON and her husband Marcel of Arnprior, Ronald QUESNEL and his wife Denise of Brampton, Jean HEWLETT and her husband Rex of Milton and Rene QUESNEL and his wife Lois of London. Also loved by his 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, his nieces and nephews and his Aunt Helen HUNT and her children Ted and Gary. Dear brother of Karen HEWITT and her husband James of London, Ronald WATLING and his wife Marylou and Gary WATLING of Ingersoll. Predeceased by his brothers Leonard and Albert and his sisters Beatrice and Dorothy. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral service will be conducted at First Baptist Church, 235 Thames Street and Canterbury Street, Ingersoll on Thursday, May 29th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend John LAMBSHEAD officiating. Interment in Harris Street Cemetery, Ingersoll. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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GRANDMOND o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-26 published
JOHNSON, Sherry Lorraine (née COUTCH)
With her family at her side, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, March 24, 2008. Sherry JOHNSON (née COUTCH) of Owen Sound in her 35th year. Beloved fiancée of Warren PHILLIPS. Dear mother of Ashleigh WEISS of Southampton, Benjamin JOHNSON, Brandon JOHNSON and Madison JOHNSON all of Kingston. Daughter of Thelma COUTCH and Cecil MURPHY and his wife Leotta. Sister of Sandra COUTCH and Rod GRANDMOND of Kitchener, James COUTCH and his wife Tanya, Terry Lynn COUTCH and Terry GRANT, Brian MURPHY, Darryl MURPHY and Colin MURPHY all of Owen Sound. Former wife of Thor JOHNSON. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Barry COUTCH and a sister Margaret COUTCH. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation, Flesherton Crematorium. Memorial donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated.

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GRANDPRÉ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-28 published
DE GRANDPRÉ, Louis-Philippe, Q.C., C.C., G.O.Q., B.C.L., LL.D.
Passed away in St.-Lambert, Québec on January 24, 2008 at the age of 90 years. Between 1938 and 1973, he practised law as a formidable litigator, also leaving a deep imprint on the law firms he founded and developed. He was President of the bars of Montréal and Québec in 1968 and 1969, and president of the Canadian Bar Association from 1972-1973. He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1974, from which he resigned in October 1977. He continued practising law long thereafter, as a senior partner and later counsel at Lafleur, Brown, de Grandpré (now Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP). He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, Grand Officier de l'Ordre national du Québec, and a recipient of the Québec Bar Medal for his contribution to law and justice. He will be sadly missed by his wife Marthe their children (Michel, Ivan, Francine and Sylvie); eleven grandchildren and their families; and his brother and sister-in-law, Jean and Hélène DE GRANDPRÉ, and their family; and the family of his late brother, Pierre DE GRANDPRÉ. He will be remembered fondly by Friends and colleagues across Canada for his dedication to the legal profession, his courage, his tenacity and his incisive judgement. The family will receive condolences Tuesday, January 29th from 3 to 9 at Alfred Dallaire Memoria, 1111 Laurier West, Outremont (corner Bloomfield). Valet Parking available. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday January 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Viateur Church in Outremont. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montreal Neurological Institute Brain Tumour Research Centre, 3801 University, Montreal, Québec, H3A 2B4.

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GRANDY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-31 published
CHAMPAGNE, Jane (née CARSON)
In Southampton on Friday March 28, 2008. Jane CHAMPAGNE of Southampton and formerly of Toronto at the age of 77 years. Survived by her daughters, Anne CHAMPAGNE and her partner Art JOYCE of New Denver, British Columbia, and Sophie CHAMPAGNE of Southampton; by her former husband and life-long friend Jean-Remi CHAMPAGNE of Ottawa and our family there; by her sister Ann Elizabeth CARSON of Toronto by her niece Meg SALTER and her husband John GRANDY of Toronto, her nephew Michael SALTER and his wife Susan RICH of Ottawa, her niece Hilary SALTER and her husband Andy TAILOR/TAYLOR of Toronto and by her great nieces and nephews, Jacqueline and Claire GRANDY, David and Ryan SALTER, Kate and Daniel TAILOR/TAYLOR. Jane will be missed by her many, many loving Friends with whom she shared so much joy. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Jane CHAMPAGNE will be held in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home on Tuesday April 1, 2008 at 1 p.m. A Time of Fellowship will follow in the family centre of the funeral home. Interment of Ashes, Southampton Cemetery at a later date. Expressions of Remembrance may be made to the Southampton Art Society or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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GRANDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
BAUMAN/BOWMAN, Sidney Thomas
Suddenly at Victoria hospital, on May 21, 2008, with his family at his side, Sidney Thomas, in his 69th year. Predeceased by his wife Margaret (1999), parents Margaret and Willard and brother Bruce. Loving step-father to Larry (Debbie) BEDARD, Ramona (Kevin) GRANDY, Angie (Sam) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Sherry (Blake) HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. Will be missed by his three sons Sidney (Linda), Daniel (Lynn) and John. Grandpa Sid will be sadly missed by Dayna, Shannon, Kraig, Kyle, Steven, Matthew, Erin, Mitchell, Trevor, Tyler, Tiffany and Casey. Great-grandpa to Brody. Brother to Mary Ann (Paul) KISH and their children Tricia-Ann and Roger. Also missed by his niece Sherry and nephew Gordon. At the request of Sid there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are entrusted with Memorial Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Jesse's Journey P.O. Box 5099 London, Ontario N6A 4M8 (519) 645-8855, in memory of Sid.

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GRANDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
CHAMPAGNE, Jane (née CARSON)
In Southampton on Friday March 28, 2008. Jane CHAMPAGNE of Southampton and formerly of Toronto at the age of 77 years. Survived by her daughters, Anne CHAMPAGNE and her partner Art JOYCE of New Denver, British Columbia, and Sophie CHAMPAGNE of Southampton; by her former husband and life-long friend Jean-Remi CHAMPAGNE of Ottawa and our family there; by her sister Ann Elizabeth CARSON of Toronto by her niece Meg SALTER and her husband John GRANDY of Toronto, her nephew Michael SALTER and his wife Susan RICH of Ottawa, her niece Hilary SALTER and her husband Andy TAILOR/TAYLOR of Toronto and by her great-nieces and nephews, Jacqueline and Claire GRANDY, David and Ryan SALTER, Kate and Daniel TAILOR/TAYLOR. Jane will be missed by her many, many loving Friends with whom she shared so much joy. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Jane CHAMPAGNE will be held in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home on Tuesday April 1, 2008 at 1 p.m. A Time of Fellowship will follow in the family centre of the funeral home. Interment of Ashes, Southampton Cemetery at a later date. Expressions of Remembrance may be made to the Southampton Art Society or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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GRANEK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-23 published
WINNER, Myrtle
On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 in Kingston. Myrtle WINNER, beloved mother and mother-in-law of Ruth and Allan REES of Kingston, Dorthi WINNER of Comox, British Columbia, and the late Esther WINNER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Betty and Gerry GRANEK, and Manny and Poiria HEISEL, and the late Harry HEISEL. Devoted grandmother of Evan and David REES, Erica WINNER and Liam HIGGINS. Services will be held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., Toronto. Please call (416) 663-9060 or www.benjamins.ca for service date and time. Interment, Adath Israel Synagogue section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Adath Israel Synagogue 416-635-5340 or to a charity of your choice.

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GRANGER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-21 published
HARRIS, Ronald Harold
Peacefully at home on Monday, May 19, 2008. Ron HARRIS of Owen Sound in his 66th year. Partner and best friend of Barb HORAN. Husband of the late Margaret (née RANTON.) Dear step father of Janet and her husband Nick ANDERSON of Chatsworth, Karen and her husband Doug MARSHALL, Allen HARRIS and his wife Caroline all of Owen Sound, Jackie and her husband Rick DODD of Bognor and Wendy and her husband Glenn GRANGER of Meaford. Sadly missed by his step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and his nieces and nephews. Also survived by a sister Norma and her husband Don BADGER of Cambridge and a brother Jim HARRIS and his wife Sue of Welland. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Tannahill Funeral Home, Owen Sound 519-376-3710.

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GRANGER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-23 published
GRANGER, John Bryan
Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family and in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in his 78th year. Bryan GRANGER will be sadly missed by his dear wife the former Grace McPHERSON. He has made his journey onward to join his first wife the former Betty BURKHOLDER and their son Roy. Bryan was the loving and supportive father of John, Bob (Karen), Bill and Glenn (Wendy). He was the dear brother of Peter GRANGER and Shirley DIETZ and his memory will be forever cherished in the hearts of his grandchildren: Erin, Chris, Dylan, Jessie, Andy, Mike and Jason. Friends are invited to the Currie Funeral Home, 239 Garafraxa Street, Chatsworth (519) 794-2631 for visitation on Sunday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., thence to St. Philips Church in Walters Falls where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday afternoon at 2: 20 p.m. Interment: St. Philips Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, if so desired, memorial contributions to St. Philips Cemetery fund or the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation (Oncology Department) would be appreciated by the family.

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GRANGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
ZIMMER, Madeline (née WARDLE)
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 with family at her side. Madeline ZIMMER (née WARDLE) in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Clark ZIMMER (1993.) Loving mother of Cathy (Cor) VANDERELST of Mount Brydges, Mary (Tom) HUMPHREY, Betty Lou (Doug) CHISHOLM, Marilyn (Allan) HODGSON, Frankie (Dean) CAMPBELL all of Strathroy and John ZIMMER of Chatham. Survived by brother-in-law Paul SMITH of Long Point and brothers Frank (Madeline) WARDLE of London and Tom (Ruth Ann) WARDLE of Mount Brydges. Also sadly missed by grandchildren Marty (Brenda) VANDERELST, Lori (Rich) SINCLAIR, and Christopher ZIMMER all of Mount Brydges, Annette MONTEIRO, Michael CAMPBELL and his partner Nicole JORIS, Deanna CAMPBELL and her partner Jason BREEDON, Jeff HUMPHREY and Heidi ZIMMER all of Strathroy, Vicky HUMPHREY of Petrolia and Nathan MONTEIRO of Strathroy. Also missed by great-grandchildren Derick, Jacob, Mathew, Noah, Aiden, Storm, Dakota and Jordan, as well as many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother Mary WARDLE (née GRANGER) and father Charles WARDLE and sisters Hazel SMITH and Myrtle WARDLE. A memorial service to celebrate Madeline's Life will be held at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Thursday, May 22nd, commencing at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Inge STAHL officiating. Interment Mount Brydges, Cemetery. Donations to the Strathmere Lodge or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GRANKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-05 published
HUX, Anna May (née GOLDHAWK)
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Aldborough Township, Anna HUX passed away in her sleep at the Village Retirement Residence on Wednesday morning, June 4, a week after her 84th birthday. Born in Ridgetown, the daughter of Albert James GOLDHAWK and Mary Ann EBERLE. Beloved wife of the late Martin HUX (1971,) mother of Allan HUX and Denise GRAHAM of Toronto, and grandmother of Ryan HUX. She is predeceased by her sisters Frances SIMPSON (Harvey,) Mary GOLDHAWK, Edith Withers (David) and brothers Ernest (Dorothy), William, Albert and Donald GOLDHAWK. She will be deeply missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Joseph (Lois), Lyle (Margaret), Eberle (Elizabeth), Jean GOLDHAWK, Dorothy HUGHES (Cam,) Marie GOLDHAWK, Phyllis HUX (John) and Norma HUX (Arthur,) and by her many nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her many wonderful Friends in Ridgetown and Rodney. Special thanks to her nieces Margaret Ann GRANKEN and Kelly MacMILLAN, Doctor John BUTTON, Doctor Elizabeth HADDAD, and all the wonderful staff at the Village Retirement Residence for their support during her two year battle with cancer. Ann worked at P.D. Bates, Ridgetown, prior to marrying Martin HUX in 1947. She supported Mart in the Miller and Hux Poultry Farm along with her life-long friend, Donna MILLER and her husband, Walter, Martin's first cousin. Later she also worked as a legal secretary in West Lorne and Rodney. After the death of her husband, she returned to Ridgetown where she worked for six years at the Ridgetown Agricultural College as a house-mother in the girls' residence. The HUX and GOLDHAWK families will receive visitors at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Friday, June 6, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held from the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 7 at 2: 00 p.m. followed by a reception for family and Friends in the Friendship Hall of Erie Street United Church. Tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance-Magnetic Resonance Imager Campaign or to Erie Street United Church. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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GRANLUND o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-03 published
HUELIN, Pamela Ada (née SUNDY)
Entered into rest on Thursday, May 1, 2008 in her 63rd year at home in Lindsay with family by her side. Predeceased by her parents Donald and Lillian SUNDY of Owen Sound, sister Patricia Jane SUNDY, nephews Craig and David ISBESTER. Survived by her husband of 39 years Kenneth, sister Paula (Mrs. James RAYNER,) brother-in-law David HUELIN (Bonnie,) sister-in-law Muriel GRANLUND (Ole,) nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces, Shawn HUELIN (Jennifer,) Derek GRANLUND (Connie), Gail HODGINS (Richard, Stephen, Erik and Amanda), Rebecca ISBESTER, Scott RAYNER (Stacey, Madison), Jeffery RAYNER (Tamera, Braden,) and Matthew and partner Aimee. Remembered by her Friends in Burlington, Newmarket and Lindsay. A celebration of Pamela's life with family and Friends will be held at a later date, with private family interment in Owen Sound. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Kawartha Lakes or to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated and may be made through the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721).

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GRANT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-19 published
HAGGINS- LAPP, Phyllis (née HAGGINS) (1936-2008)
Phyllis HAGGINS- LAPP passed away suddenly on February 12th at only 71 years old. Phyllis was best known in the community of Comox Valley, British Columbia as the Welcome Wagon Lady. Phyllis will be deeply missed by her husband, David Henry LAPP of British Columbia and her daughter and friend, Andrea Corae BRACKEN. Phyllis will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Kelly and Kevin CASSIDY and her granddaughter, Christina CASSIDY. Nanny will surely be missed by the grand_sons she was so proud of: Matthew John MEIJA and Jeffery Howard MEIJA. She is also survived by her sisters: Kay CAMPBELL, Barbara GRANT, Roberta McLEAN (née HAGGINS) and her brothers: Neville, Andrew and Wayne HAGGINS, who reside in Ontario and were born in Owen Sound. She was predeceased by her brothers, Howard Jr. HAGGINS and Charles HAGGINS, and her parents, Norma and Howard HAGGINS of Owen Sound, Ontario. Phyllis was born in Owen Sound and resided in Kitchener-Waterloo for many years. Having resided in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island for the past 15 years, Phyllis loved this beautiful community and bloomed in her position as a Welcome Wagon Representative. In 2006, she was presented with an award for outstanding performance and community service. Phyllis lived her life with confidence and energy. She was a supportive mother and a devoted wife who has left a void in many lives. A celebration of Phyllis' life will be held at Piercy's Mt. Washington Funeral Home in Courtenay, British Columbia on Monday, February 25th at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Piercy's - Mt. Washington Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 250-334-4464.

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GRANT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-26 published
JOHNSON, Sherry Lorraine (née COUTCH)
With her family at her side, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, March 24, 2008. Sherry JOHNSON (née COUTCH) of Owen Sound in her 35th year. Beloved fiancée of Warren PHILLIPS. Dear mother of Ashleigh WEISS of Southampton, Benjamin JOHNSON, Brandon JOHNSON and Madison JOHNSON all of Kingston. Daughter of Thelma COUTCH and Cecil MURPHY and his wife Leotta. Sister of Sandra COUTCH and Rod GRANDMOND of Kitchener, James COUTCH and his wife Tanya, Terry Lynn COUTCH and Terry GRANT, Brian MURPHY, Darryl MURPHY and Colin MURPHY all of Owen Sound. Former wife of Thor JOHNSON. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Barry COUTCH and a sister Margaret COUTCH. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation, Flesherton Crematorium. Memorial donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated.

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GRANT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-20 published
HEPBURN, Leona “Lee” Frances Matilda (VANCOUGHNETT)
Of Wiarton, peacefully with her loving family at her side at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Monday, May 19th, 2008. The former Leona Frances Matilda VANCOUGHNETT in her 63rd year. Loving wife of Hector. Devoted mother of Christine EMERSON, of Wiarton; Alister (Rob TENEYCKE,) of St. Catharines; and Keith Davis (Shelly), of Guelph. Cherished grandmother of Chad, Christine, Cory-Lynne, Cullen, Aaron, Bobbie, Dawni, Brandy, Zachary, Shelby, Mike, Matt, Jesse, Lauren, and Rebecca; and great-grandmother of Jack, Hanna, Ocean, Cheyanne, Haley, Quinton, Taylor, and Benjamin. Sister of Gail (Ted DONNELLY), Judy (Ron GRANT), Sally VANCOUGHNETT, Joanne VANCOUGHNETT (Ted BAKER), Calvin CRAWFORD, Sandy CRAWFORD, and Kathleen FINNIE. Sadly missed by her uncle Francis WAGER, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and Friends. Lee is predeceased by her mother Margaret CRAWFORD her son Clinton WATSON; three grandchildren - Courtney, Steven and Dustin; and a brother - Wesley VANCOUGHNETT. Well known owner of “Grab A Cab”. Family invite Friends to call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service celebrating Lee's life will be conducted from the Salvation Army, 576 Edward Street, Wiarton on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation with interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Lee a tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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GRANT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-22 published
HUNTER, Arthur Wilfred
Suddenly on Sunday May 18, 2008. Arthur HUNTER of Owen Sound in his 70th year. Loving husband of Helen (née TOTTEN.) Sadly missed by his children Gary and wife Diane of Prevost, Quebec, Jeffrey of North Bay, Chrystal and Kris HUNTER- SINGH and her husband Manohar of Stoney Creek. Also missed by his grandchildren Vanessa, Nicolas, Jessie, and Lance. Survived by his sister Margaret (Sam) WOODS of Owen Sound. Brother-in-law of Joyce GRANT, George (Gail) TOTTEN, Betty (Ron) ROUSE, Jim TOTTEN, and Paul (Brenda) TOTTEN. Predeceased by brother-in-laws Wayne TOTTEN, and Jim GRANT. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting Sunday afternoon May 25th, from 2-4 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Private family interment of ashes, Saint Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GRANT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-06 published
WEIRMIER, Ross Laverne
Of Chesley, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 in his 87th year. Ross will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mildred of 62 years. Dear father of Carol (Doug) JONES of Kitchener and Les (Paulette) WEIRMIER of Owen Sound. Cherished grandfather of Kris (Mark) JONES- HILLEBRANDT of Kingston, Lorie (Rob) GRANT of Kitchener, Bryan (Sabrina) WEIRMIER of Toronto and Angela (Bryan) LOZON of Waterloo as well as delighted great-grandfather of Andrew GRANT. He is also fondly remembered by his several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Lois SCHOPF and Phyllis TURNER. Ross was a veteran of World War 2 serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, stationed in England. He was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church and a proud lifetime resident of Chesley. Friends may call at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion service will be held on Sunday evening at 6: 30 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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GRANT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-03 published
SHERIDAN, John Wesley
John SHERIDAN of Grey Road 40 in the former Collingwood Township passed away in Meaford on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at the age of 69. John was the beloved son of Minnie SHERIDAN of R.R.#2 Clarksburg and the late Hartley SHERIDAN who predeceased him in 1981. Loved brother of Rose (Jim) KUBE of Sauble Beach and Fay (Dale) GRANT of Stirling and predeceased by a sister Susan in 1971. Fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Friday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Grace United Church on Saturday July 5 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment to follow at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to Meaford General Hospital Foundation, Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GRANT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-21 published
HASTON, Helen Marie (née BEATTY)
Helen HASTON (née BEATTY) in her 92nd year, passed away at Gateway Haven, Wiarton, on Saturday, July 19, 2008. Beloved wife of the late George HASTON (1990.) Dear mom of Mick and Patricia HASTON of Courtenay, British Columbia, Robert HASTON of Dundas, Jane and David MIHLIK of London, and Barb and Greg SMITH of Wiarton. Grandmother of Holly (HASTON) GRANT, Andrew HASTON, Tina (HASTON) MICHAILESCU, and Rachel (HASTON) PAQUETTE; Jennifer (HASTON) HAYWARD, Kelly HASTON, and Patrick HASTON; Ian and Ben SMITH. Great-grandmother of Tommy, Meaghan, Redd, Tanner, Candra, Ethan, and James. She will be missed by her sister Jean (Beatty) NELSON, and sister-in-law Audrey BEATTY. Predeceased by her parents Jean and Frank BEATTY, and brothers Ted, Jim, and Ron BEATTY. Helen loved her family, Baseball (Blue Jays), a good card game, and ice cream. We will miss her for wonderful baking, sewing, knitting, and quilting talents. At Helens request, there will be no visitation. A private family service has been held. Arrangements entrusted to the Tannahill Funeral Home. Interment Zion cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
“You can remember her and only that she is gone. Or you can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what she would want, Smile, open your eyes, live, love, and go on” Till we meet again, rest in peace Mom.

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GRANT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-22 published
HASTON, Helen Marie (née BEATTY)
Helen HASTON (née BEATTY) in her 92nd year, passed away at Gateway Haven, Wiarton, on Saturday, July 19, 2008. Beloved wife of the late George HASTON (1990.) Dear mom of Mick and Patricia HASTON of Courtenay, British Columbia, Robert HASTON of Dundas, Jane and David MIHLIK of London, and Barb and Greg SMITH of Wiarton. Grandmother of Holly (HASTON) GRANT, Andrew HASTON, Tina (HASTON) MICHAILESCU, and Rachel (HASTON) PAQUETTE; Jennifer (HASTON) HAYWARD, Kelly HASTON, and Patrick HASTON; Ian and Ben SMITH. Great-grandmother of Tommy, Meghan, Redd, Tanner, Candra, Ethan, and James. She will be missed by her sister Jean (Beatty) NELSON, and sister-in-law Audrey BEATTY. Predeceased by her parents Jean and Frank BEATTY, and brothers Ted, Jim, and Ron BEATTY. Helen loved her family, Baseball (Blue Jays), a good card game, and ice cream. We will miss her wonderful baking, sewing, knitting, and quilting talents. At Helens request, there will be no visitation. A private family service has been held. Arrangements entrusted to the Tannahill Funeral Home. Interment Zion cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
“You can remember her and only that she is gone. Or you can cherish her memory and let her live on. Or you can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what she would want, Smile, open your eyes, live, love, and go on” Till we meet again, rest in peace Mom.

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-10 published
CHISHOLM, Benson " Grant"
Of Goderich, Ontario in his 78th year. Peacefully in Citrus Ridge, Florida on March 6th, 2008. Predeceased by his beloved wife Wilma (WATSON) in 2004. Proud Father of Lynda (Doug) SPLAN, Bill (Dorrie) CHISHOLM, Peter (Helen) CHISHOLM, Mark (Patti) CHISHOLM, Laurie (Mike) GOETZ, Nancy (Neil) BIEMAN, Brenda (Steve) BERRY, Sally CHISHOLM and Cathy (Dan) HINSCHBERGER. Cherished Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 8. Dear brother of Marybelle (Mel) EDWARDS, Don (Fran) CHISHOLM and Dianne (Nigel) BELLCHAMBER. Predeceased by his parents Ben and Bessie (GRANT) CHISHOLM and granddaughter Julie. Grant was a proud member of the Lion's Club, and was the Past District Governor A9 in 1975 and 1976. Grant owned and operated Chisholm Fuels in Lucknow and surrounding area and was in the fuel business for over 50 years, he also was a past president of COHA. Family and Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., "Bluewater Chapel", 201 Suncoast Drive, East, Goderich, Ontario N7A 4H8 (519-524-1221) on Tuesday March 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Peter's Church, 156 North Street, Goderich on Wednesday March 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. Reverend Father John JASICA officiating. Spring Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow. Members of the Lions Club will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. followed by Parish Prayers at 7:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Community Living Association of Wingham. Grant was blessed with a happy and full life, and especially enjoyed travelling with the Lions Club and with Scottish pipe bands. His dedication to service and his community was inspiring. He will be remembered for his sense of humour and will be sadly missed by all of his family and Friends.

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-11 published
CHISHOLM, Benson " Grant"
Of Goderich, Ontario in his 78th year. Peacefully in Citrus Ridge, Florida on March 6th, 2008. Predeceased by his beloved wife Wilma (WATSON) in 2004. Proud Father of Lynda (Doug) SPLAN, Bill (Dorrie) CHISHOLM, Peter (Helen) CHISHOLM, Mark (Patti) CHISHOLM, Laurie (Mike) GOETZ, Nancy (Neil) BIEMAN, Brenda (Steve) BERRY, Sally CHISHOLM and Cathy (Dan) HINSCHBERGER. Cherished Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 8. Dear brother of Marybelle (Mel) EDWARDS, Don (Fran) CHISHOLM and Dianne (Nigel) BELLCHAMBER. Predeceased by his parents Ben and Bessie (GRANT) CHISHOLM and granddaughter Julie. Grant was a proud member of the Lion's Club, and was the Past District Governor A9 in 1975 and 1976. Grant owned and operated Chisholm Fuels in Lucknow and surrounding area and was in the fuel business for over 50 years, he also was a past president of COHA. Family and Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., "Bluewater Chapel", 201 Suncoast Drive, East, Goderich, Ontario N7A 4H8 (519-524-1221) on Tuesday March 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Peter's Church, 156 North Street, Goderich on Wednesday March 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. Reverend Father John JASICA officiating. Spring Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow. Members of the Lions Club will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. followed by Parish Prayers at 7:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Community Living Association of Wingham. Grant was blessed with a happy and full life, and especially enjoyed travelling with the Lions Club and with Scottish pipe bands. His dedication to service and his community was inspiring. He will be remembered for his sense of humour and will be sadly missed by all of his family and Friends.

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
RALSTON, Donalda Mae (née MacPHEE)
At her residence on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Donalda Mae RALSTON (née MacPHEE) of Canterbury Street, Woodstock in her 105th year. Beloved wife of the late Rev. James Oates RALSTON (1949.) Dear aunt of Samuel MacPHEE and his wife Sandra of Nova Scotia, Jeanne MacMILLAN of New Brunswick, Caroll ESTEY and her husband Bob of Connecticut, Heather ENGLISH and her husband David and JoAnne DEMERCHANT and her husband Garnet, both of New Brunswick. Loved great aunt of Stephen ROBERTSON of England and Andrew ROBERTSON of Guelph. Also survived by several great-grand nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her step-son Keith RALSTON, step-daughters Helen and Doris RALSTON, siblings, Muriel DICKSON/DIXON, Mary MacPHEE, John MacPHEE and Donald MacPHEE. Donalda graduated from Queens University and taught at W.C.I. for several years. She was also a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Friday after 12: 00 p.m. where the complete service will be held in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. James GRANT and Marg DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS officiating. Interment later in the Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
MITCHELL, Betty Elaine (HEASLIP)
At Victoria Hospital, London on Monday, April 7, 2008. Betty Elaine (HEASLIP) MITCHELL of London in her 93rd. year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Weld MITCHELL, Q.C., M.B.E. Dear mother of R. Stephen MITCHELL and his wife Donna of Lucan, Donald MITCHELL and his wife Suzette of London, Mary CASSEL and her husband Rick of Toronto and Deborah McCOURT and her husband Michael of Mount Brydges. Also loved by her grandchildren, Todie and Rob MITCHELL, Jordan and Lindsey CASSEL and Victoria and Caroline McCOURT, her cousin Barry GRANT and her many Friends. Cremation has taken place with interment following in Woodland Cemetery, London. A memorial service will be held at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, (at Queen's Avenue) London on Friday, April 11th at 2: 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. (A. Millard George Funeral Home, London, Ontario entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184) Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-23 published
NURSE, Robert Ivan " Bob"
Passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Margaret. Greatly loved father of Christina (David) and Robert. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Born in Chatham, Ontario, Bob was predeceased by his parents, Lt. Col. W. Ivan and Beatrice NURSE and his sisters Audrey GRANT and Beryl IVEY. Growing up in Chatham, Bob was an avid athlete, participating in track and field, football and hockey and later, football in the Ontario Rugby Football Union for the London Falcons. He served in the Kent Regiment (Reserve) for three years and was a member of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment Association. Enjoyed his time on the board of directors of Fort York, with a keen interest in Canadian history and the preservation of historic sites and buildings. Bob worked domestically and internationally in the packaging industry for 55 years. A long-time resident of the Kingsway in Toronto, he spent summers at the family cottage in Oakwood Park (Grand Bend). Bob will be fondly remembered by neighbours and by the many Friends he made throughout his life. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., (at Windermere, east of the Jane subway) Toronto, on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Friday, April 25, 2008, at 1 p.m. If desired, donations can be made to Princess Margaret Hospital and Fort York.

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-29 published
HUNTER, John
At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Sunday, April 27, 2008. John HUNTER, 87 years, of Wyoming. Loving husband of the late Margaret (née (GRANT2007.)) Loved father of Don HUNTER and Linda CASEY of Wyoming and Doris and Clayton HEALEY of London. He will also be missed by his grand_sons Chad HUNTER and Cheryl and Eric HUNTER. He served his country during World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Kelvin TOFFELMIRE of Wyoming United Church officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Salvation Army. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com. Arrangements by Needham-Jay Funeral Home.

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
DE MUY, Denise Alice
On Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at her home in London, Ontario, Denise Alice DE MUY passed away after a battle with cancer. Dear sister and friend of Di, Dave and Donna, including Dianne's husband Erich ZEUCH and David's wife Wendy GRANT. Loved and respected aunt of Dianne's children Jill, Kris and Brad, including Jillian's husband Tim HANKEWICH, Kristyne's husband Jan CZEPUTYK and their daughters Anna Mae and Holly, and Bradley's wife Carole; as well as Donna's daughters Nat and Jen, including Natalie's husband Rob MERRICK and Jennifer's husband Kerry NORTH and their daughters Mackenzie and Shay. She will be missed by numerous cousins of the DE MUY and Ferguson families. Predeceased by her parents Doris (FERGUSON) and Chuck DE MUY. She will be fondly remembered by childhood Friends, colleagues from Bell, Friends from the holistic field and Kids on the Block and a multitude of others. Denise worked at Bell for 31 years and influenced many people during that time. At Denise's request there will be no funeral and cremation has taken place. Her final resting place will be in the family plot at Holy Angel's Cemetery in Saint Thomas. When I think of Denise, I think of her eyes and they look out for all of us. I think of her ears and she hears what we have to say. I think of her hands and she reaches out for us. I think of her arms and she hugs us. I think of her heart and she loves us. And I think of her soul and you all know that she prays for us. (Written by Dave DE MUY)

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-16 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Roy Thomas
After 22 years, finally has peace, after a brain aneurysm, passed away at Riverview Gardens, Chatham, on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, Roy Thomas ADAM/ADAMS, age 71 of Chatham, beloved husband of 47 years of Betty (GRANT) ADAM/ADAMS. Born in London on March 06, 1937 he was the son of the late Vera (CHANCE) and Thomas ADAM/ADAMS. He will be sadly missed by: his children, Carol HEPP and husband Chris of London, Karen CAUGHEY and husband Bob of Alliston, Linda ENDICOTT and husband Brian of North Carolina and Debbie GALE and her husband Brendan of London, grandchildren, Samantha, Tyler, Michelle, Matthew, Brittney, Kayla, Michael and Madison as well as many brothers, sisters and family. Taken from the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham to be cremated. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Ursula's Church on Friday, May 16th 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. with Fr. Daniel VERE, officiating. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com.

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-12 published
GRANT, Dora (SITTS)
After her courageous battle with cancer, at Parkwood Hospital, on Monday, June 9th, 2008, Mrs. Dora (SITTS) GRANT of London in her 70th year. Beloved wife of Cary GRANT. Loving mother of Darren GRANT and his wife Nicole of Mississauga. Dear sister of Stanley SITTS and his wife Mary, and sister-in-law of Thomas SMITH all of Tillsonburg. Also loved aunt of Kathy SMITH of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by sister Marjorie SMITH and by her parents. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, June 14th, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dora are asked to consider the Victorian Order of Nurses, Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care or the London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-03 published
BRADLEY, Josephine Ann " Joan" (TUMELTY)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Josephine Ann "Joan" (TUMELTY) BRADLEY of London in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Geoffrey W. BRADLEY. Dear mother of Fred BRADLEY and his wife Beverley and Geoffrey BRADLEY all of London. Loved sister of Cathy IWASYSZYN of Bolton, England. Grandmother of Tracy and Wayne and great-grandmother of Nicole, Sasha and Kaleb. Predeceased by her sisters Jean, Mary, Annie, Margaret and Matilda and brother John. Friends will be received by the family on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the complete funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Archdeacon D. Ian GRANT officiating. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 150-633 Colborne Street, London, Ontario N6B 2V3. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-04 published
BIRCH, Leonard " John"
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, on July 3, 2008. Mr. Leonard "John" BIRCH of London in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Sandra BIRCH. Loving father of Raymond John BIRCH, Glenn Travis BIRCH, and Linda Marie VANDERWERFF. Cherished grandfather of Emily, Katelynn, John, Matthew, Amanda, and Ashley. Survived by his mother Nellie BIRCH and sisters Betty (Dave AYTON,) Irene (Ray SAINT_DENIS,) and Dorothy (Ernie WEST.) Predeceased by his father Leonard John BIRCH and sister Ada GRANT. He will be sadly missed by brother-in-law Ray DICKOUT and many nieces, nephews, and Friends. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In memory of John, contributions to the London Regional Cancer Center or Jessie's Journey would be greatly appreciated.

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-07 published
MONTEITH, Loris
Passed away on July 4, 2008 at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital Windsor at the age of 81 years. Dear mother of Darius and wife Michelle, Paul and wife Barb, Grayling MONTEITH. Loving daughter of the late Elias and Alberta WASMANN. Loved grandmother of Jolene, Letisha, Ashley, Dylan, Beth and Crystal. Great-grandchildren Jarrod, Aaron and Tru GRANT and Tate MONTEITH. Dear sister of Ilene BURK/BURKE. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains at a later date at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Cremation Society of Windsor and Essex County (1-519-969-5449) 3260 Dougall Ave. Windsor, Ontario

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GRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-07 published
McKILLEN, Robert " Bob"
At Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre, Tavistock on Saturday, July 5, 2008, Robert (Bob) McKILLEN, of Ingersoll, in his 88th year. son of the late Benjamin and Rachel McKILLEN. Husband of the late Doris (GRIFFIN) McKILLEN (May 3, 2008.) Dear mother of Danny (Mary) McKILLEN of London, Paul McKILLEN, Bonnie WELLAR, Janice DOWLING, Dorothy (Jim) TRAVIS and grandaughter Ruth Anne (Jamie) HIOTT all of Ingersoll. Dear grandfather of Melinda, Jennifer, Jimmy, Darla, Peggy, Darla, Steven and Carrie. Great-grandfather of Amanda, Mathew, Brady, Abigail, Douglas, Hayley, Michelle and Jessie. Brother-in-law of Ruth PORCHAK of Ingersoll. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three children Ruth Anne, Benny and Mary Jane McKILLEN, brothers Ben, Ralph, Donnie and infant brother Jimmy and sisters Ila PRENTICE, Edith PUGH, Grace GRANT and Margaret PHILLIPS. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-10 published
LECKIE, W. Merrill
Merrill passed away at his home at Maple Bay on January 05, 2008, but his wonderful spirit and sense of humor will live on in the hearts and minds of those he touched over the years.
Born in Vancouver, October 09, 1933, Merrill graduated from University of British Columbia with degrees in Commerce and Law. He went on to practice law in Vancouver for 42 years, during which time he served as president of the British Columbia Branch Canadian Bar Association, president of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute, and British Columbia president of the Council for Canadian Unity. His interests were diverse and he served as a director of the Doctor Sun Yat-sen Gardens, The Vancouver Bach Choir and the Canadian Safety Council. Always proud of his Scottish heritage Merrill was also a director of St. Andrews and Caledonian Society of Vancouver and the Vancouver Burns Club and never missed a chance to toast his beloved Robbie Burns with a 'wee dram'. He was also active for some time in West Vancouver United Church. In 1989, Merrill was appointed a Chartered Arbitrator and also served as a Trade-mark agent and a Fellow of the Patent and Trade-mark Institute of Canada.
Before retiring to Maple Bay on Vancouver Island he was awarded the Louis St. Laurent Award of Excellence by the Canadian Bar Association for his outstanding service. Upon retiring Merrill was elected as president of the Cowichan Symphony Society from 2003 to 2007 and he and his board members worked tirelessly to bring the music of the Victoria Symphony to the Cowichan Valley. He was also a member of the Cowichan Harbours Commission.
A highlight of his career was serving for many years as a director and secretary for the British Columbia Lions Football Club. The Club has lost one of their greatest supporters.
Merrill is survived by his beloved partner, Karen GRANT; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Marilyn LECKIE of West Vancouver; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gerry O'HANDLEY and granddaughter, Carmen of West Vancouver; his son Scott of Toronto; daughter and son-in-law Aimee and Scott LESAGE, and children Jennifer, Tyler and Ashley of North Vancouver; and daughter, Heather of Vancouver; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.
A Memorial Service celebrating Merrill's life will be held in West Vancouver United Church, Thursday, January 31st, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. First Memorial Funeral Services, Duncan, B.C.. (250) 748-2134 Condolences may be sent to: www.firstmemorialfuneral.com

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-31 published
O'DONOGHUE, Joseph Patrick, P.Eng (retired)
Born February 20, 1926 in St. Catharines, Ontario. Passed away in Calgary on January 27, 2008 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. For over 56 years, the loving husband and best friend of Jacqueline LaPrairie O'DONOGHUE. Patient and understanding dad of Maureen (Dwayne GRANT,) Colleen (Barrie MARSH,) Michael, Patrick (Sylvie BOIVIN), Daniel (Deborah), Brian, Joseph (Linda), Sean and Shannon. And Lord knows, we needed plenty of patience and understanding. Tremendous grandfather to Jesse, Jacob, (and their mother Kate); Declan, Brynn (and his mother Rami); Stacey, Mitchell, Kyle, Scott; Marie-Claire, Kilian; Kevin, Shane, Katie (and their mother Cathy); Kaitlyn, Andrew; Kelly, Courtenay and Meaghan. Special uncle to 60 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Kevin John, sisters Marie, Eileen, and Patricia and brothers John (CSB) and George. Survived by one sister Hope BOUCHARD, Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Joe was the sixth of seven O'DONOGHUE children of Joseph and Katherine. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1944. After the war Joe attended University of Toronto, graduating with a B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Foster Wheeler Ltd from 1950 to 1991. Joe will be sorely missed by the many family and Friends whose lives he touched with his kind and loving soul. Funeral Mass February 1, 2008 in Calgary, Alberta, celebrated with Joe's nephew The Rev. Michael MAHONEY. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.commemorativeservices.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331-29th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N2) or the Mustard Seed Street Ministry (102-11th Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0X5). Arrangements in care of Commemorative Services Funeral Directors. (403) 265-1199.

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-05 published
GRANT, Barry Douglas
Suddenly, and shockingly, Barry Douglas GRANT passed away much too soon on Monday, March 3, 2008. A warm, loving and incredibly generous man, Barry will always be remembered for his keen intellect, his faithfulness and his respect for others. Barry leaves his adoring and adored wife, Susan MINNS, his much loved daughter, Erinn OXFORD, her husband Dion OXFORD and his very special granddaughter Cate, adored son Logan and his dear wife, Amanda. He also leaves his first wife Elaine and his faithful dog, Morgan. He will be greatly missed by many, many loving Friends. His many talents include his extraordinary skills as an interior designer and his prowess as a gourmet chef. He was passionate about life and we loved him. Barry, a toast to you. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Barry's Life will be held at the Church of the Resurrection Anglican, 1100 Woodbine Avenue, on Friday, March 7, 2008 at 11 a.m. Private interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-11 published
HUMPHRYS, Wilma Kay (née GRANT)
Died peacefully at the Peter D. Clark Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, March 9, 2008. She was the beloved wife of rhe late Richard HUMPHRYS and was predeceased by her brother Donald GRANT and sister Isabel MOXON. Survived by sisters-in-law Rae GRANT, Ruth HUMPHRYS and Barbara HUMPHREYS (Douglas) and by nieces Elspeth and Gwyneth, nephews David, Donald, Alexander, Peter and Brian. Wilma was born in Winnipeg, May 31, 1916. After attending public and high schools in Winnipeg she entered the University of Manitoba graduating in 1938 with the degree of Bachelor of Architecture, one of the few woman architects in Canada at that time. Following graduation she worked in Winnipeg and in 1944 joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ottawa, designing a series of low cost houses for returning veterans. Many of these small graceful houses still dot a number of the original Veterans Land Act subdivisions in different parts of the country. In 1942 she married Richard F. HUMPHRYS, also a University of Manitoba graduate, an actuary who later because Superintendent of Insurance for the Government of Canada. They enjoyed a happy marriage in Ottawa for the next 63 years. Upon retiring from active architectural practice she devoted her time as a volunteer for many organization especially the Canadian Save the Children Fund. Known as "Billie" in her younger years she was an excellent swimmer, avid bridge player, concert goer, watercolour artist and devoted aunt. Friends are welcome to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
CHEUNG, Doctor On Tak " Andrew"
Passed away on March 11, 2008 in his 87th year. Loving husband of Mary. Devoted father of Ruth (Peter FOXHALL,) Paul, and Carol GRANT (Gregor.) Caring grandfather of Heather and Andrew. Will be missed by his siblings and their families. Andrew was a dedicated physician for over 30 years at the Toronto Sanatorium for Tuberculosis, now known as West Park Healthcare Centre. A Memorial Service will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street) on Tuesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Donations to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1R5 would be appreciated.

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-17 published
CAMPBELL, James Alistair Grant, Q.C., B.A., LL.B., U.E.
(Veteran World War 2, Former member of Parliament for Stormont Died peacefully at Chateau Gardens, Lancaster, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. James Alistair Grant CAMPBELL of Williamstown age 85 years. Beloved husband of the late Edith Priscilla CAMPBELL (née WANKLYN.) Loving father of Sara CAMPBELL (Robert LOWENSTEIN) of London, England, Katie CAMPBELL (Michael DAVENPORT) of London, England and Bonnie CAMPBELL (David BIRN) of Cold Spring, New York. Proud grandfather of Jessica Felicity CAMPBELL, David Alexander CAMPBELL Lowenstein, and Anna Priscilla Campbell BIRN. Dear brother of Lorna PEARCE (William) of Kingston, Ontario, the late Beulah McINTYRE (late Earl,) and the late Athol CAMPBELL (late Jean VANCE.) son of the late James Ellis Burke CAMPBELL and the late Florence Catherine CAMPBELL (née GRANT.) Grant will also be missed by his nephews. Relatives and Friends may call at the Munro and Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 46 Oak Street, Lancaster, (613) 347-3629, on Thursday, March 20, 2008 from 5 to 7 p.m. A family memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made to the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be made online at
www.munromorris.com

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-21 published
GRANT, John Bass
Peacefully at home on Saturday April 19, 2008 in his 77th year. Loving husband and cherished friend of Audrey (née NEWBIGGING) beloved father of Susan (Hamilton HALL) and Lisa (Tom CAMERON.) Proud grandfather of Erica and Toby HALL. Survived by his older brother Ron. The son of John and Marion GRANT, John was born in Weston and lived in Etobicoke and at his cottage on Canning Lake (Minden.) John graduated from the University of Toronto ('57) with a master's degree in psychology and retired as corporate head of human resources for Canada Packers before serving as acting Chief Executive Officer and President of Humber Memorial Hospital (19931994.) He was a member of the Westway Bridge Club, an avid golfer and curler, and a very active original member of Westway United Church where he served on numerous committees, attended weekly Bible studies, and sang in the choir. John always gave more than he received. He demonstrated respect for all people, listened with genuine interest, and was able to identify the most important aspects of every situation. His intellectual ability, sense of humour, and clarity of perspective helped many people, especially young people, find their way. John wanted to thank his many Friends and family for their overwhelming support, which was a great comfort to him. A special thank you to Doctors Terry COOLIGAN and Bob McMILLIN and especially to Reverend Dale BURKART, whose unfailing Friendship and support, along with many hours of philosophical and theological discussion, became a significant part of John's life. John used to say, 'The most important thing is to love one another,' and for him, that was the most important thing. Friends may call at Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road, Weston, from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday April 21st, and from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 22nd. John's life will be celebrated at Westway United Church, 8 Templar Drive, Etobicoke, at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday April 23rd. A reception at the church will follow. Friends wishing to do so may make a donation in John's memory to the Canadian Lung Association or Dorothy Ley Hospice.

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-21 published
Leader in rehabilitative medicine pioneered the use of biofeedback
Brilliant student who went directly from high school to medical school developed breakthroughs in artificial limbs, trained more than 1,000 doctors and wrote or edited in excess of 60 books
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
Your body is not only a temple but a veritable fount of information. It is continuously feeding you vital data on how to make the best of what you've got. Getting stiff because you've been watching television for hours? That's a message. Sidelined by an unexpected head or backache? Another bulletin. Problem is, many of us are tone-deaf to our own biological feedback.
The truncated term of biofeedback was coined in 1969 in Santa Monica, California., and Doctor John BASMAJIAN became among its most enthusiastic proponents. It may have acquired a New Age vibe, but Doctor BASMAJIAN felt it was scientifically rock-solid, for here was a technique of using equipment, usually electronic, to reveal internal physiological events in the form of visual and audible signals. Patients hooked up the contraptions could then be taught how to manage these involuntary events by manipulating the displayed signals.
Biofeedback has been found to be a very effective therapeutic tool for the treatment of many stress-related disorders, including cardio-vascular diseases. In fact, it was Doctor BASMAJIAN's guess that half of all problems seen by family doctors were behavioural in origin, and that more standard but invasive treatments involving surgery or drugs could be drastically reduced if people only listened to their bodies.
Some back pain, for example, "is just a tension headache that has slipped down." When muscles knot, it's "nature's way of splinting a muscle," he told the New York Times. "When a muscle knots or goes into spasm, it is protected by becoming immobilized and forcing its owner to rest. Rest is how the body recovers from injuries." A renowned anatomist and leader in the field of rehabilitative medicine, Doctor BASMAJIAN called himself the "putative father" of electromyography, the study of electrical discharge from muscles, and later, biofeedback.
"I started working on muscle in the days of polio and, afterward, when it was licked, people asked me why I continued," he told the Hamilton Spectator upon being named to the Order of Canada in 1995. "I was able to discover some things which became important later on."
Indeed, his research paved the way for developments in rehabilitative medicine, specifically, how muscle could be trained to recover from damage. His work also led to early breakthroughs in artificial limbs. Along the way, he invented several medical devices and procedures, including electrodes used to measure electrical impulses in muscle fibre.
He probably could have become wealthy from his inventions alone, but he didn't patent anything "because the money didn't interest me, and it took so long to get something patented when it could actually be in use if you just published a paper and made people aware of it."
Recalled as a tireless and passionate man who displayed an almost evangelical zeal for his work, Doctor BASMAJIAN ended his career as professor of medicine and anatomy at McMaster University and director of Hamilton's Chedoke Rehabilitation Centre. His professional output was matched by few: He authored or edited some 400 scientific papers and 60 books which sold more than a million copies.
The best-known volume, Muscles Alive, was the first collection of studies that used technology to study muscle behaviour during voluntary activity, and was said to have sparked the imaginations of countless students and health practitioners.
He embraced technology as few physicians of his age did. Recalled Dr. Carlo DeLuca of Boston University, who worked with Doctor BASMAJIAN as a graduate student in 1968, "within minutes of our encounter he asked me questions on how one could increase the input impedance of amplifiers indwelling electromyographic signals. I had never before heard such words from the mouth of a medical doctor. He insisted that we be passionate about our work. For John, science was a love affair."
He was born in Constantinople -- modern-day Istanbul -- to Armenian parents who had both lost spouses in the genocide of 1915-1918, which claimed up to 1.5 million of their countrymen. His father, Mihran, was just 15 when Turkish militiamen opened fire on a forced-labour battalion. The boy was unscathed and lay still among the dead until a vicious blow to his head from a scimitar knocked him unconscious and left a lifelong scar.
Bribery was the sole way out, and in 1922, Mihran, his wife Mary and their year-old infant Varoujan left on a French visa that was likely forged and cost a fortune. They landed in Marseilles and from there went to Ellis Island, the New York entry point for new arrivals to the United Sates. The clan discovered that Canada had a program that admitted immigrants as farmers' indentured servants, so in March, 1923, Mihran and Mary settled in Brantford, Ontario, where they broke their backs on a dirt farm for a year.
Their doted-upon only child, whose name had been anglicized to John, excelled at school, particularly in writing and literature. He was accepted straight from high school into medical school at the University of Toronto, where, owing to the Second World War, the six-year program was condensed by 18 months.
In 1943, he volunteered in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, ending up as a captain. All 119 members of the graduating class of 1945, in which Doctor BASMAJIAN placed second, were in uniform and became the medical officers who examined and discharged thousands of returning Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen.
He aimed for a residency in surgery but instead was hired by his professor, the famed John GRANT, head of the anatomy department, to teach gross anatomy at U of T's medical school for a year. He went on to residencies at two Toronto hospitals but further progress was cut short in the summer of 1948 by some ominous health news of his own.
A routine X-ray revealed a lung wracked by pleurisy. The suspected cause was the tuberculosis to which he'd been exposed by servicemen he had examined. In those days, the only treatment was complete bed rest in a sanatorium. He checked into one in Weston, Ontario, but continued to sink. His own doctor feared the worst.
It was only after treatment with the then-experimental antibiotic streptomycin that he bounced back. But medical authorities decided he was too weakened to perform surgery.
"They thought it would be too strenuous for him," recalled Doctor Harold Kalant, a former classmate of Doctor BASMAJIAN's. " They certainly misjudged his ability to go into surgery because he had so much fire in him, he easily could have done it. His dexterity was remarkable." For one thing, he was able to draw with both hands simultaneously, which was a great hit in the classroom, where he would sketch diagrams with one hand and label them with the other.
Back on the job at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Dr. BASMAJIAN began working with polio patients and electromyographic (EMG) equipment that had been developed by Canadian Army neurologists during the war. "Even though polio was soon to become rare because of new vaccines, I expanded my work with the EMG and it became my scientific obsession," he wrote in his 1992 memoirs, I.O.U.
He went on to work with stroke victims, amputees and spinal-cord patients, and never stopped experimenting in biomechanics and kinesiology. Once, he wired the fingers of his two daughters as they played piano to find out more about small-muscle use. Trumpet and trombone players sought him out to improve their embouchure - the use of facial muscles and the shaping of lips to the mouthpiece.
Teaching, though, was his strength. He continued as an anatomy professor at University of Toronto until 1957, moved to Queen's University in Kingston until 1969 (where he won a slogan-writing contest during Canada's centennial), then to Emory University in Atlanta, where he received cross-postings in anatomy, rehabilitative medicine and psychiatry. He and his family settled in Hamilton in 1977.
In between were speaking tours and visiting professorships around the world, including one in 1963 to the Soviet Union that resulted in questioning by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the leadership of a slew of medical and scientific societies.
His son Haig, a surgeon in Cobourg, Ontario, believes his father trained more than 1,000 Canadian doctors.
He was an avid believer in behavioural medicine - the "third great clinical revolution in a century" - which he said consisted of two parts: Biofeedback and self-regulation.
His work ethic was legendary. His family recalled that he could read journals and check the proofs of his latest book while his children played and the television was on. On several occasions, he would raise his head and ask, "What are we watching?"
As for his own family's health, "we were not coddled," said his daughter, Sally BASMAJIAN. "My Dad believed that positive thought could cure almost anything. Our sick days were few and far between."
In late 1989, Doctor BASMAJIAN spent two months in Armenia for Project Hope after an earthquake that claimed some 50,000 lives in the region. He estimated there were 100,000 survivors, including many children, with severely impairing injures, about half of whom would continue to have significant handicaps.
He had an "obsessive passion" for two things: His family and science. "I've loved it," he once said, "and the most satisfying part is knowing that by teaching, I have been able to pass knowledge on and help thousands of people."
John Varoujan BASMAJIAN was born in Constantinople (Istanbul) on June 21, 1921 and died in Burlington, Ontario, on March 18, 2008, of natural causes. He was 86. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Dora (Lucas), children Haig, Nancy and Sally, and four grandchildren.

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-22 published
NURSE, Robert Ivan " Bob"
Passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Margaret. Greatly loved father of Christina (David) and Robert. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Born in Chatham, Ontario, Bob was predeceased by his parents, Lt. Col. W. Ivan and Beatrice NURSE and his sisters Audrey GRANT and Beryl IVEY. Growing up in Chatham, Bob was an avid athlete, participating in track and field, football and hockey and later, football in the Ontario Rugby Football Union for the London Falcons. He served in the Kent Regiment (Reserve) for three years and was a member of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment Association. Enjoyed his time on the board of directors of Fort York, with a keen interest in Canadian history and the preservation of historic sites and buildings. Bob worked domestically and internationally in the packaging industry for 55 years. A long-time resident of the Kingsway, he spent summers at the family cottage in Oakwood Park (Grand Bend). Bob will be fondly remembered by neighbours and by the many Friends he made throughout his life. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Friday, April 25, 2008, at 1 p.m. If desired, donations can be made to Princess Margaret Hospital and Fort York.

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-25 published
GRANT, Bert F.
Peacefully, at his residence in Toronto, on Thursday, April 24, 2008, in his 86th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Betty in 1999. Bert will be missed by his friend and companion Hazel KERR. Loved father of Suzanne (Jim ROBB,) Dianne (Josef KOCH) and Bert A. (Nancy). Proud grandfather of Bert C. (Lisa), Lori (Paul BANFIELD,) and Sara GRANT; Christopher and Lesley ROBB Fiona and Melissa KOCH. Cherished great-grandfather to Kaylie and Molly GRANT; Emily and Grant BANFIELD. Loving brother of Margaret (Jack BEAGLEY) and the late William (Peggy.) Also sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family, Friends and business associates. The family wishes to acknowledge, with sincere appreciation, caregivers Luth, Mely and Nadime, and Doctor Alan FEGELMAN. Shortly after his enlisted service with the Royal Canadian Air Force Bert joined his father in the family business, eventually becoming Chairman of the Board. The company blossomed under his direction into Crestview Investment Corporation, including Lawrence Construction Co. Limited and Bert F. Grant Management, which now owns and manages several residential, commercial and retail properties and developments throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Peterborough, Muskoka and Barrie. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Funeral service at 11 o'clock on Monday, April 28 in St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue. Private family interment. If desired, donations may be made to The Lung Association, 573 King Street East, Suite #201, Toronto M5A 4L3, or a charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through: www.humphreymiles.com

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
KEATLEY, Elizabeth Helen (née GRANT)
Died peacefully in Vancouver on April 29, 2008 after a courageous fight with cancer. She was born in Vancouver on September 26, 1929 and raised in Kerrisdale. Recently predeceased by Philip, her beloved husband of fifty-four years. Elizabeth is survived by her brother John GRANT (Sandy,) her three children, Anne MURDOCH (Brent,) Chris KEATLEY (Tracey) and Julia KEATLEY (Guy,) and five grandchildren Chris, Kate, Jenny, William and Sarah. Elizabeth attended Crofton House, Point Grey and Magee High Schools, before heading off to University of British Columbia, where she graduated with a B.A. in 1951. At University of British Columbia she joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, became an enthusiastic member of the Players Club and began many lifelong Friendships. It was through the Players Club that Libby met Philip and began a love affair that nourished their shared commitment to close and extended family that became the foundation of their lives. Early in their marriage they moved to London, England where Elizabeth supported the struggling actors who shared their flat. After returning to Vancouver in 1957, she led a rich and active life; she volunteered for many arts organizations, was a founding member of the P.P.B.S., jointly started a catering company called 'Brown Cow', and co-owned a small island in the Sechelt Inlet that she christened 'Fluttering Gussets'. Always warm and welcoming, she was the centre of many a lively and stimulating dinner party, opening her heart and home to all. An affectionate and supportive mother, she was a voracious reader, adventurous traveler, fabulous cook, brilliant gardener, and always ready to perform a charade in her own inimitable style. Elizabeth was a woman of grace, strength and love. Always a lady, she will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. The family extends their deepest appreciation to the staff at V.G.H., Cottage Hospice and the numerous doctors who helped to keep her with us over many years. A memorial service will be held on Friday May 30, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 949 W 49th Ave., Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Performing Arts Lodge, Vancouver, in memory of Elizabeth KEATLEY. www.palvancouver.org

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-04 published
BLACK, Mary Elaine (née GRANT)
Elaine died on Monday, June 2nd, 2008 in her 60th year at Markham Stouffville Hospital with her family by her side. She will be forever loved and missed by her husband Jim, her children Martha, Jim (Jr.) and Monica. She is also survived by her sister Brenda MacPHERSON (Bill,) brothers Bobby GRANT (Mary) and Stewart GRANT (Eileen), as well as nieces and nephews Stewart, Beth, Catherine, Heather, Andrew and Martha. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Martha GRANT. Elaine will be lovingly remembered not only by her family but also by the many Friends and associates whose lives she touched. Hers was a life of giving and caring, sustained by her faith, her natural warmth and kind disposition, and her selfless regard for others. Those who knew her were enriched and blessed. Friends may call at the Dixon-Garland funeral home at 166 Main Street N (Markham Rd), Markham on Wednesday, June 4th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, June 5th at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 5633 Highway 7 in Markham. All are welcome. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where Elaine was born and raised.

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-10 published
KYLE, Vernon Douglas
On July 8th, 2008 in Toronto. Beloved husband and best friend of Marjory Maude SMALLMAN. Predeceased by his brother John KYLE and his sister, Annetta FARQUHARSON. Brother-in-law to William Wilson SMALLMAN, Q.C. (the late Doctor Lois Lloyd SMALLMAN) and Mary Joan CROSS (Dr. E.G. CROSS.) Much loved uncle of Craig KYLE, Anne GALLAGHER, Catherine GRANT and William, Robert, Patricia and Thomas CROSS. Funeral Service will be held in the Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway West, on Monday, July 14 at 11 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 15 Gervais Drive, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1Y8 would be appreciated.

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
BREDIN, Susan Elizabeth " Ben" Stuart
On July 8th, quietly at Meighen Manor, Toronto, in her 81st year. Daughter of Gerry JAMES, Yorkshire and T.C.S. and Josephine GRANT, of Port Hope. Beloved wife of Terence, loving mother of Mary, Robin and Helen and her husband, Jim DRURY; sadly missed by her sister Mary GOURLAY of Calgary. Dear Grandmother of seven. A good friend and helper of many, not least to the Anglican Caravan Mission in the prairies. In faith that, when the evening twilight finds us gone, what our life has consecrated, lives on. Mors ianua vitae. R.I.P. Memorial service to be held at Christ Church Deer Park Anglican Church, 1570 Yonge Street, N.W. corner of Yonge + Heath, Tuesday July 15 at 11 a.m. Visiting at the Church, one hour prior to the service. If desired, donations to the Ontario College of Art + Design, 100 McCaul St, Toronto M5T 1W1 or to Later Life Learning (Student Benefit Fund), Innis College, U of T, 2 Sussex Ave. Toronto, M5S 1J5.

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
GRANT, Kevin Anthoney " Tony"
Suddenly passed away on Friday, March 7, 2008. Kevin was 31 years of age and was the dear son of Arlene BINGER and Eston GRANT. He leaves behind to mourn his loving parents, his spouse Michelle and two children Alyssa and Tyson. He is survived by his brothers, sisters and grandparents. Kevin will also be missed by his many family members and Friends. The family has made arrangements for visitation to be held at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village (Ajax) 905-428-8488 on Wednesday, March 12 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at The Gathering Place, 1920 Bayly Street, Pickering. The family would appreciate donations be made to the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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GRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
CHEUNG, Doctor On Tak " Andrew"
Passed away on March 11, 2008 in his 87th year. Loving husband of Mary. Devoted father of Ruth (Peter FOXHALL,) Paul, and Carol GRANT (Gregor.) Caring grandfather of Heather and Andrew. Will be missed by his siblings and their families. Andrew was a dedicated physician for over 30 years at the Toronto Sanatorium for Tuberculosis, now known as West Park Healthcare Centre. A Memorial Service will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street) on Tuesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Donations to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1R5 would be appreciated.

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