GROAT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-13 published
LEGGATT, Catherine Dorothy
On Monday February 11, 2008 in Toronto: Born March 16, 1932 in Chatham, New Brunswick: only child of Arthur James LEGGATT and Beatrice May GROAT. Dorothy was part of the extended LEGGATT family being the first of sixteen first cousins, 34 second cousins and 19 aunts and uncles. Dorothy lived with her grandmother Groat in Chatham during her early childhood, and attended Saint Michael's Academy. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1951 after a stellar turn as President of the student theatrical group. She attended Law School at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. She was a member of the Maritime Championship Debating Team, and was the only woman graduate in 1954 to practice law. Dorothy practiced in Chatham, New Brunswick as a sole practitioner and as a Crown Attorney. She practised in Ontario with Jeffery and Jeffery of London; and Solway Wright in Ottawa; and as the first female General Counsel to the Toronto Port Authority from which she retired in 1997. In Toronto she was active in theatrical, educational, architectural and historical activities. She volunteered with the Daily Bread Food Bank, Saint Michael's Hospital and other community-based charities. Dorothy was an avid traveler all her life. Visitation will be on Friday, February 15 at 2: 00 p.m. with a funeral service at 3:00 p.m., followed by gathering of family and Friends at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street Toronto, (Sherbourne and Wellesley Streets). Interment of Dorothy's ashes will take place at Saint Michael's Cemetery in Miramichi, New Brunswick at a later date. The family thanks the team that has been with Dorothy on her journey, Wendy CORBER of Community Care Access Centre, Karen WILLIAMSON of Community Occupational Therapists and Associates, and in particular, the medical team at Perram House for the holistic and humanistic approach to Dorothy's palliative care needs, and particularly, Sonia BROWN for her kind and attentive care during Dorothy's last few weeks. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Perram House, a palliative care hospice in Toronto, www.perramhouse.ca, or Perram House, 4 Wellesley Place, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2K4. On-line condolences may be made at www.mem.com

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GROEN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-07 published
Sherman Owen BAILEY
In loving memory of Sherman Owen BAILEY, November 24, 1939 - April 26, 2008 who passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the age of 68.
Beloved husband of Catherine BAILEY (née DUNN) of Little Current. Father of daughter Kimberley GROEN and Gerry GREEN of Blind River. Predeceased by son-in-law Leo GROEN. Brother of Vivian and husband George PENNIE of Manitowaning, Doug and wife Mary Ellen BAILEY of Little Current, Martin "BOYNE" and wife Betty BAILEY of Kagawong. Will always be remembered by nieces and nephews Peter and wife Sue PENNIE, Sandra PENNIE, Martin BAILEY, Bradley and wife Cynda BAILEY, Terri SMUCK and Rodney. Predeceased by Blaire, Vivian Diane and Connie Lynn. Great uncle of Jimmy, Drew, Ashley, Jordan, Trenton and Jordon. Visitation was 7 - 9 pm Tuesday. Funeral Service was at 2 pm Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Island Funeral Home. Burial at Kagawong Cedars Cemetery. Donations to Diabetes, or the Heart and Stroke would be appreciated.

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GROENENBERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
GROENENBERG, Ralph John
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Ralph has gone home to his heavenly Father and is now at peace in the arms of Jesus. Loving husband and best friend of Judy (BUIS) and strong and loving father of Michael, Paul and Jennifer. Loved son of Jake and Corrie GROENENBERG and son-in-law of Geurt and Jennie BUIS. Dear brother of Jean (Andre) BRODEUR, Dorothy (John) Vanmeppelen SCHEPPINK, Herb (Grace) GROENENBERG, Alice (Clarence) VANDER VIES, Dave (Betty) BUIS, Roger (Lisa) BUIS, Elaine (Jeff) VEENKAMP, Mark BUIS and brother-in-law of Dana GAGNIER. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Ralph was born in Saint Thomas on March 1, 1961. He worked for Cedar Ridge Construction and formerly was self employed and sub-contracted for G.C.W. Kitchens. Ralph was a member of the Fellowship Christian Church. The family will receive Friends and relatives at the Fellowship Christian Church on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service to celebrate Ralph's life will be held on Wednesday morning at 11: 30 a.m. at the Church, Pastor Tom BAIRD officiating. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas Community Christian School or the Canadian Cancer Society. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. in charge of arrangements. "Hakuna Matata"

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GROFF o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-28 published
HOLLIDAY, Mary Lou
At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Wednesday March 26th, 2008. Mary Lou (Rae) HOLLIDAY of R.R.#4, Mount Forest in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Gordon HOLLIDAY. Loved mother of Diane CORLEY and husband David of Mount Forest, Gerald HOLLIDAY and wife Angeline of Mount Forest, Craig HOLLIDAY and wife Alison of Durham and accepted as family Tim Summers and wife Cathy of Durham. Loving grandmother to her 16 grandchildren and great-grand_son. Dear sister of Carson and Norma RAE of Stewart Town, Delton and Fern RAE of Clifford, Robert and Eileen RAE of Mount Forest, Ormand and Alice RAE of Mount Forest, Arnold and Marilyn RAE of Fergus, Laverne and Irene RAE of Clifford, David and Ruth RAE of Guelph, Shirley and Lloyd BROWN of Blenheim, Edna and Donald JACKSON of Troy, Michigan, Dorothy and Robert FERGUSON of Mount Forest. Predeceased by sisters Norma (Mrs. Ross BRADSHAW) and Betty (Mrs. Stan GROFF). Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday at the Mount Forest Pentecostal Church from 12: 30 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment at Cochrane Cemetery. Memorial donations to Missions International or the Mount Forest Pentecostal Church would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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GROFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
GROFF, Michael " Ozzy" (né MUTTER)
On Sunday, May 11th, 2008, as a result of a car accident in Texas, Michael (Ozzy) GROFF passed away at the age 44. Survived by loving parents Patricia and Michael MUTTER, adoring sister Melissa SMITH (Denis.) Their children Kyle McASKILL and Zander SMITH and sister Bobbi-Lyn GROFF. Grandmother Betty BELL and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, also his wife Larinda GROFF and her family in Texas. He will be missed. But for Ozzy the beat will alway go on in our hearts. A memorial will be held at a later date.

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GROGAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-30 published
GROGAN, Emmett Francis
(Former Reeve of Albion Township, retired owner of Grogan Meats Ltd. and was also a farmer, realtor and returned to farming, the occupation he loved)
With sadness and love the family of Emmett Francis GROGAN wish to announce his passing on Sunday, January 27, 2008 in his 84th year. He was born February 11, 1924 in Lockton, Albion Township. Predeceased by his wife Nadine GROGAN (1997) and his son James GROGAN (1996.) Dear father of Mary and John VAN DYK, Waterloo John and Bruna GROGAN, Toronto; Barbara GROGAN, Waterloo, Harold and Kim GROGAN, Bolton; Roberta and Bill LINKLETTER, Bolton. Loved grandpa of Michelle VAN DYK and Jason BELANGER, Ottawa Paul and Sarah VAN DYK, London; Tom and Mikaela LINKLETTER, Caledon Kevin LINKLETTER and Jenn, Vernon, British Columbia; Erika GROGAN and Jeff Graham, Oshawa; Levi GROGAN and Sydney GROGAN, Bolton. Cherished great-grandpa of Henry VAN DYK. Dear brother to Marjorie and John GIBB, Louis (deceased) and Jean GROGAN, Priscilla and Clare JONES, Pauline and Vince (deceased) HENNEBURY, Jennifer CHAPMAN, Janet and Peter MARTIN. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Emmett will be remembered by Friends and family around Bolton and Caledon and later by Friends in Tara, Port Elgin and Walkerton. He was an avid euchre and cribbage player, if you were fast enough and good enough to keep up! He was also a regular fixture at jamborees and Saturday night dances. According to Emmett's wishes, his body has been donated to McMaster University for medical research. The family will receive Friends at Saint_John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Albion, 16066 The Gore Road, Caledon on Tuesday morning, February 5 from 10 o'clock until time of Memorial Mass at 11 o'clock. Following the Mass, a reception will be held at the Caledon Community Complex, 6215 Old Church Road, Caledon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Emmett's honour to the Canadian Cancer Society, or Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre - Owen Sound, 1400 - 8th Street East, P.O. Box 1400, Owen Sound N4K 6M9, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S., Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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GROGAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-07 published
PARKER, Valerie
After a courageous battle with cancer and heart problems, surrounded by her family, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Wiarton on Thursday, June 5, 2008. Valerie PARKER of Owen Sound at the age of 68. Beloved wife for 30 years of Doug. Dear mother of David (Cindy) HEMINGTON of Wiarton and Brian HEMINGTON of Thunder Bay. Loving grandmother of Sandra and Jamie of Oliphant and Dylan of Wiarton and great-grandmother of Brayden and Asher. Also survived by her brothers Martin, Patrick, Richard and John GROGAN and sister-in-law Harriet PARKER. Val will be very sadly missed by Princess. Cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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GROH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-24 published
GROH, Judith Dorothy (née BANWELL)
Judy died at home with her family on Thursday, May 22. She is survived by her husband, Bob, sons Stephen (Emily STAUNTON) and Kevin (Jennifer BROOKS,) and grand_sons Ben and Oliver. She was the loving sister of Barbara STOKES, and Peter BANWELL (Barbara BANWELL.) Judy brought characteristic grace, determination, and courage to the challenges of a short illness. Her recent time with family and Friends warmed many hearts. Judy will be remembered in a reception of Friends at her home on Saturday, May 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. Her family wishes to thank Doctor Louise COULOMBE and a wonderful team of nurses and support providers for their thoughtful care. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children or Ottawa's Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Condolences and tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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GROINUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-02 published
LA RUE, Gary Wilson
Suddenly on Saturday, March 29, 2008 in London at the age of 56 Gary leaves behind his Loving Wife of 23 yrs Rosemary, daughters Lisa LA RUE, Elizabeth (Rob) MORTELE of Blenheim and Jill (Duane) ADDY of Chatham, his son and buddy Todd (Chantal) FOSTER of London and other daughter Samantha (Dave) GODARD of Winnipeg. Grand-daughters Alyssa and Kirsten LA RUE, Faith and Paige MORTELE, Stephanie GODARD. Grandsons Ty FOSTER and Jake ADDY and surrogate daughter Denise KELLY and grand-daughter Madison. He also leaves to mourn, his sisters Barbara McINTYRE, Jacquie GILES, Gail (Bill) MILLER, his brother Richard and special sister-in-law Linda LA RUE and step-brother Doug BELL, all of the Chatham area. He will be sadly missed by his father-in-law George GROINUS of Winnipeg, brother-in-law Ed (Iris) GROINUS, Lorette, Manitoba, sisters-in-law Liz (Lado) CHONGVA and Clara (Frank) CHONGVA of Dugald, Manitoba, Marie (Gene) MUDRY of Edmonton, Alberta, Grace PAGE (Henry BON) of Winnipeg, as well as many nieces and nephews and his many close Friends and golfing buddies. Words Gary lived by were "Live life to the fullest, you only live once!" He was especially proud of his Children and Grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father Adrian LARUE, his loving mother Grace (WILSON) BELL and step-father James T. BELL. Born in Chatham, and previously a resident of Sarnia, Mississauga and Cambridge. Donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Diabetes Association or The Lung Association. Cremation has taken place with D.J. Robb Funeral Home in Sarnia. A memorial service will be held in London at The Community of Christ Church, 1550 Brydges Street, London, Ontario on Friday April 4th, 2008 at 11 a.m.

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

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GRONO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-07 published
MILLS, Vera A. (WITNEY)
At the Exeter Villa, on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Vera A. (WITNEY) MILLS in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Grant MILLS (1998.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Don and Diane MILLS, Joan MILLS and Barbara MILLS all of London. Dear grandmother of John MILLS and Jannine, Carolyn and Jay GRONO, Katherine MILLS and Nick, Michael MILLS and great-grandmother of Alex and Nathan GRONO. Dear sister of Ila STEELE of Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by an infant son, her brothers Carl, Raymond, Cecil and Wilson WITNEY and a sister Laura. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Sunday afternoon 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, March 10th at 3: 30 p.m. with Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to Exeter United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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GROOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-21 published
BAILEY, Helen Waugh (née GROOM)
Helen is reunited with her beloved Glen (1969) having passed away on the evening on March 18, 2008 after a brief struggle with pneumonia. Born in Kitchener, Ontario on May 22, 1908, she made it into her 100th year. She grew up in Hamilton where she became an elementary school teacher before her marriage and then retired to raise her family in Toronto. She passed this career legacy to all three of her children. She had a long and happy life with her final years in the caring atmosphere of Christie Gardens Senior's Residence. Mourning her passing are her three children Robert (Carol), Douglas (Joan), and Barbara (Dominik), her grandchildren David and James, Janet, Barbara and Stuart, and Nikolas and her great-granddaughter Nora.
The funeral will take place at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road (just south of Eglinton) on Wednesday, March 26th at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. There will be a reception at the funeral home following the interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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GROOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
BAILEY, Helen Waugh (née GROOM)
Helen is reunited with her beloved Glen (1969) having passed away on the evening on March 18, 2008 after a brief struggle with pneumonia. Born in Kitchener, Ontario on May 22, 1908, she made it into her 100th year. She grew up in Hamilton where she became an elementary school teacher before her marriage and then retired to raise her family in Toronto. She passed this career legacy to all three of her children. She had a long and happy life with her final years in the caring atmosphere of Christie Gardens Senior's Residence. Mourning her passing are her three children Robert (Carol), Douglas (Joan), and Barbara (Dominik), her grandchildren David and James, Janet, Barbara and Stuart, and Nikolas and her great-granddaughter Nora.
The funeral will take place at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road (just south of Eglinton) on Wednesday, March 26th at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. There will be a reception at the funeral home following the interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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GROOME o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-03 published
GROOME, Agnes Jean (née MILLS)
Passed away peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Hospital in Toronto on May 30, 2008. She was born November 5, 1918 on the family farm near Fleming, Saskatchewan. Eldest daughter of Sam and Isabelle MILLS, Agnes was predeceased by her husband Leslie Jaquest GROOME, her parents, her sister Ivy SMITH, brothers-in-law Paul GROOME, Al SMITH, Bob SMITH, and sister-in-law Iris MILLS. She is survived by her brother Reuben MILLS, her sister Isabelle MILLS, daughters Jean COOPERBERG (Peter), Ruth KURTZ, Mary KAINER (Michael), seven grandchildren Ruthie SHUGARMAN (Danny,) Michael COOPERBERG, Daniel KURTZ (Martina SORBARA), Thiago KURTZ (Andrea BREEN), Anton KAINER, Leah KAINER and Lindsay KAINER, and her 3 great-grandchildren Talia and Cooper SHUGARMAN and Francesca KURTZ. Also important to her were nieces Gae MILLER, Vivian PALSSON, Ariel GROOME and nephews Alan MILLS and Byron MILLS (deceased) and their families. Dr. Reverend Agnes GROOME was a woman of remarkable energy and organizational skills. An accomplished educator and minister, she was highly educated, earning seven degrees in seven decades (B.A., B.Ed., B.Div., M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., M.Div.). Involved in life-long learning, she took her last course at the University of Regina at the age of 88. Her teaching positions included Central Collegiate (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan), Martin and Sheldon Williams Collegiate (Regina, Saskatchewan), University of Regina, and University of Toronto. Her church postings included mission fields in rural Saskatchewan, Saint_James United Church (Regina), Grace Church in Moose Jaw, St. Andrew's (Toronto), Silverthorne (Toronto), and a short locum in Ft. Qu'appelle. A woman ahead of her time, St. Andrew's College refused her ordination and her name was struck from the roster of graduates because she had married and was expecting her first child. Agnes always took a leadership role in community organizations including the Young Women's Christian Association, United Nations Association, University Women's Club, Health Research Board, Saskatchewan Pension Committee, New Democratic Party (candidate in Wascana), plus many church positions including Sunday School Superintendent, Elder (first female in position at Lakeview United Church). Agnes was honoured to have been appointed by the government of Saskatchewan to the Cluff Lake Inquiry into uranium development. As recent as two years ago, Agnes embarked on a project to have stained glass windows honouring women in the Bible installed in Lakeview United Church. As part of her dedication to education in Saskatchewan, Agnes established several scholarship funds at the University of Regina in the names of her husband Les GROOME, her brother-in-law Paul GROOME, her parents Sam and Isabelle, and plus made a generous donation to the University of Regina establishing the Groome family fellowship in health research. Agnes and Les were a remarkable team; through all their studies, travels, and endeavours they loved and supported each other. Agnes was a true matriarch in her family. She was the driving force behind family projects; everyone was expected to be onboard and involved. She could do anything and did -- wire a home, build a stone fence, shingle a roof, install floors and siding, build furniture, sew, even bake 12 pies at a time. Agnes tackled everything with passion, including stamp collecting, family tree research (four volumes), and land development. Foreign travels were opportunities to study history and were fodder for lectures. Widowed at 62, she then earned a new degree, and embarked on a new career in a new city. Beloved by her grandchildren, she encouraged them in all their varied interests. Later in life she took great pleasure in building a new home (at age 80) and planting 900 perennials on Pasqua Lake. She knew Canada well as she moved many times: from Fleming to Brandon, Saskatoon, Regina, Dunnville, Guelph, Clinton, Vancouver, Moose Jaw, Regina, and Toronto. Funeral will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2008, 2 p.m., at Wesley United Church, 3913 Hillsdale Street, Regina. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 6-7: 30 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel 2136 College Avenue, Regina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sam and Bella Mills Scholarship, University of Regina.

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GROOT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-25 published
HELLERUD, Linda Dian (née RAMSAY)
Suddenly at Toronto General Hospital on Wednesday, January 23, 2008. Linda HELLERUD (née RAMSAY) of Clifford at the age of 59 years. Wife of David HELLERUD. Dear mother of Danna and her husband Ian ARMSTRONG of Ottawa and Kristen and her husband Mark DE GROOT of Poole. Sadly missed by her grand_son Dylan DE GROOT. Daughter of Bernice CARNWELL and the late Gordon RAMSAY. Loving sister of Sandra (Sandi) RAMSAY and John CAMPBELL, Dan RAMSAY and Jan WALKER, Jean and her husband Mike GOULD all of Owen Sound and Ted RAMSAY and his wife Suzanne of Bradford. Her nieces and nephews and her extended family will also miss her. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Spring interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to Girl Guide Camp Aneesh or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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GROOT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-21 published
McFARLANE, Florence Underwood (LAIDLAW)
Peacefully at Longworth Long Term Care, London, Ontario, on June 19th, 2008, Florence Underwood McFARLANE (LAIDLAW) of London, formerly of Chatsworth, Ontario, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Melville (1995). Florence was a loving Mother to her children Nancy and Wayne PEARCE of Exeter, Myrna and Bernie FISHMAN of Owen Sound, Janice and Bert DE GROOT of London and Bill McFARLANE and Jill HAINES of Owen Sound. She will always be in the hearts of her grandchildren Marnie, Steven, Andrea and Craig, Jason and Lindsey, Joel and Kathryn, Melissa and Terry, Chris and Laura and Sara and Jake. She will be missed by her great-grandchildren Jemima, Eli, Garrett, Luke, Spencer, Luci and Rylie. Predeceased by her sisters Pauline and Jane and brother Bill and survived by her brother Cam and Jane LAIDLAW of Toronto. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Florence was a determined woman whose grace and strength were an inspiration to her family and those who knew her. She never gave up or complained in spite of significant challenges, and always greeted everyone with her gentle smile. The family will always be grateful to Longworth for ensuring that Florence lived her life with dignity. She was loved by the staff and residents at Longworth, especially her dear friend Phyllis, and friend Pauline MAHER of Owen Sound. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 12: 00 noon, United Church Cemetery, Chatsworth, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Ont the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GROOT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-24 published
WEVERINK, Neeltje " Nel" (née TENSEN)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, July 22, 2008. Neeltje (Nel) WEVERINK of Aylmer in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Martin WEVERINK. Dear mother of Theresa VAN GURP and husband Neil of Aylmer, Henry WEVERINK and wife Louise of Aylmer, Len WEVERINK and wife Jane of Aylmer, Marian WEESJES and husband Henry of Saint Thomas, Judi HANENBURG and husband Jeff of Woodstock, and Victor WEVERINK and wife Ena of Aylmer. Loved by 24 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Sister of Margaret GROOT and husband Jack of Aylmer, Joe TENSEN and wife Judy, and Henk TENSEN and wife Grietje in the Netherlands. Sister-in-law of Tine TENSEN of Aylmer. Predeceased by a brother Jake TENSEN (1985) a sister Wilma DEKKER (2004) and four brothers and three sisters in the Netherlands. Born in Andyk, The Netherlands on June 13, 1923 daughter of the late Hendrick and Maartje (TINKELENBERG) TENSEN. Mrs WEVERINK came to Canada in 1951, settled in Cornwall and moved to Aylmer in 1954. She was a member of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. pm. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church, (corner of Caverly Rd. and South St. W.) Aylmer on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Richard DELANGE, officiating. Donations to the Immanuel Christian School would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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GROOT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-07 published
DE GROOT, Doctor Hero, (F.R.C.S.C)
Suddenly at his residence, at the age of 92 years. Beloved husband of the late Breg Struivig DE GROOT. Loving father of Mieke ALLAN and her husband Bob of Whitby, Heero of Thurlow, and Jan and his wife Ruth of Vancouver. Loved Opa of Sam, Nicholas, Rebecca and Emma all of Vancouver, British Columbia. Predeceased by his sister Rity TIRION and brother Jan DE GROOT. The family will receive Friends at the Weaver Family Funeral Home-East Chapel, 29 Bay Street, Trenton on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at the East Chapel on Friday Febuary 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Laura LOCKHART officiating. Interment Carrying Place Cemetery Annex. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Plainfield Children's Homes (cheques only please) would be appreciated by the family. Online guest book and condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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GROOT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-19 published
ALLAN, John Robert " Bob"
Unexpectedly, with his loving wife, Mieke (DE GROOT,) by his side on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at age 63. Dear brother-in-law of Heero, Jan and his wife Ruth and their children Sam, Nick, Becky and Emma. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his family and Friends in England, Holland and Canada. Bob developed many Friendships over the years. His Friends will miss his dry sense of humour and his intellectual debates. Friends will be received at Mount Lawn Reception Centre, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (north of Hwy. 2) from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2008. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 3 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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GROOTJEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
KELDERS, Theodore " Theo" Joseph
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Sunday, April 13, 2008, Theodore "Theo" Joseph KELDERS, of North Lambton Lodge, Forest, formerly of R.R.#2 Grand Bend, age 88. Beloved husband of Adriana Maria (GROOTJEN) KELDERS. Loved father and father-in-law of Mia and Fred HUBERT of Brights Grove, Martin and Tina KELDERS of R.R.#3, Parkhill, Theo and Jackie KELDERS of R.R.#1, Thedford, John KELDERS and Jen MUMA of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, Nelly KELDERS of Toronto, Jane KELDERS and Ken KEAST of London, Rosemary ROSE and Ted BRUYNS of London, Andre and Sandy KELDERS of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, Maryann KELDERS and Dennis MASSÉ of R.R.#2, Crediton and Francis KELDERS of R.R.#2, Grand Bend. Loving Opa of Sarah and Arturo MEZA, Jessica HUBERT and fiance Mike MADILL, Nicholas HUBERT, Freddy HUBERT and Amanda NIED, Chantel KELDERS, Calvin KELDERS, Brent KELDERS, Jamie Lyn KELDERS, Jeff KELDERS and fiancee Cassie CZARNY, Matt KELDERS, Jeff MUMA, Adrian and Jenny ROSE, Shayna KELDERS, Clayton KELDERS, Michael KELDERS, Derek KELDERS, Ryan MASSE, Megan MASSE, Adam KELDERS, Melanie KELDERS and Derek QUINN. Dear brother of Anna DEBRUYN of Ridgetown, John KELDERS of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, Joseph KELDERS of Luxenburg and brother-in-law of Bill and Willy GROOTJEN of London, Carl and Joan ROOD of Exeter, Anne GROOTJEN of Thedford and Mia KELDERS of the Netherlands. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brothers Peter, Anthony and Matthew KELDERS, sisters Francine LULOFS and Gertrude VAN GEEMEN, sisters-in-law Dina KELDERS, Dora ROOD, brothers-in-law Henry VAN GEEMEN, Jerry DEBRUYN, John GROOTJEN, and other family members in the Netherlands. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m.. and 7 to 9 p.m. Parish and family prayers at the Funeral Home, Tuesday at 8: 30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend, Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Peter KELLER and Rev. Father Gerard BEDARD co-celebrants. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GROSBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-26 published
KNOWLES, Arthur Frederick, M.Ed.
On June 24, aged 84, beloved husband of Alma, father of Brian, Janet, and Alison. "Grandpa" to Krista, Andrea, and Maya FINLAY and to Adam, Lauren, and Daniel GROSBERG. Survived by sister Ruth MORE, in London, Ontario. Born in London, Arthur graduated B.A. '47 from the University of Western Ontario, following war service in the Royal Canadian Air Force air crew. After professional experience at Young Men's Christian Associations in London, Kitchener and Hamilton, he joined the National Film Board and was instrumental in the developing field of educational television. From 1959 to 1967, Arthur was head of Metropolitan Educational Television Association, the Toronto forerunner to TVOntario. In 1967, he became Director of Instructional Resources, York University. Pursuing a life-long dedication to adult education, he served as Director of Continuing Education, Wilfred Laurier University, and held various posts at Humber College. Retiring in 1989, Arthur was a director in the Otter Lake Ratepayers Association, and the North York Council on Aging, which he helped to establish. Cremation has taken place. Donations in Arthur's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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GROSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-24 published
READ, Annie Edythe (formerly PARKINSON, née GROSE)
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 22, 2008 Annie Edythe (GROSE) READ. Beloved wife of Spence READ for 42 years and was predeceased by her first husband Raymond PARKINSON in 1963. Loving mother of Donna and husband Bill HEATHER of Exeter, Garry and wife Jane PARKINSON of Saint Marys and Wayne and wife Lynda PARKINSON of Exeter. Proud grandma of Kim HEATHER and Ronald WILLEMS, Kevin and Lori HEATHER, Karl HEATHER, Karen and Rick MATTUCCI, Randy and Bev PARKINSON, Brian and Jan PARKINSON, Lisa and Tony McEWAN, Paula and Paul GORMAN, Michelle PARKINSON and Dan KSENYCH. Proud great-grandma of Hannah, Kelsey, Jenna, Scott, Cody, Erika, Taylor, Rachael, Keri and Brian, Scott, Sam, Tori, Abbey, Brett, Travis, Allison, Jessica and Spencer. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Annie GROSE a brother Lorne GROSE and his wife Ethel, a sister Wilma HARDIE and her husband Arthur. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Spring interment will be in Zion Cemetery. In Edythe's memory donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences may be sent to www.ballfc.ca.

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GROSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-04 published
CRAWFORD, Verna Helen
On Tuesday, June 3, 2008. At London Health Sciences Centre (Victoria Campus) London. Verna Helen CRAWFORD (SMITH) of Komoka in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late George Douglas CRAWFORD (2005.) Remembered by children Ken and Ilene CRAWFORD of Mount Brydges and Bill and Kathy GROSE of Grand Bend. Grandmother of Ken and Denise GROSE of London, Lisa and Greg MUIR of Okotoks, Alberta, Tracy and Chris FOSTER of Saint Thomas and Kristy and Dale GREENWOOD of Parkhill. Lovingly remembered by great-grandchildren Tyler, Jessica and Erin FOSTER, Cameron and Shawna GREENWOOD, Jayden, Skylar and Brandon GROSE and Mikhela and Brooklyn MUIR. Predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday, June 5th from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service from the funeral home will be held on Friday, June 6th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Archie MURRAY officiating. Interment Ivan Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Verna.

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GROSMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
COWIE, Peter
Peacefully at his summer home on the shores of Lake Huron on Thursday, July 24, 2008 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Mary COWIE. Loving father of James COWIE and his wife Kathy of London, Julie COWIE and Andrew COWIE both of Owen Sound, step-father of Elva GROSMAN of New York and Jami CHACE of New Jersey. Dear grandfather of Ryan and Adam COWIE and Ethan and Jordan GROSMAN. Survived by sisters Janella COWIE and Phyllis MURRAY of Scotland. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 30 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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GROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-16 published
JOHNSTON, Herbert Clifton
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Tuesday January 15, 2008. Herb JOHNSTON of Southampton in his 87th year. Beloved husband, for 61 years, of Ruth JOHNSTON (née DEMONTMORENCY) of Southampton. Dear father of Trudy and her husband John PEIRSON of Southampton, Garry and his wife Caroline of Waterloo and Jodi and her husband Jeff GROSS of Kitchener. Also survived by his sister, Melba STIRLING of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Proud and loving grandfather of Jennifer and John PEIRSON, Melissa PEIRSON and her partner Doug SANDS, Sarah JOHNSTON and Isabella and Henry GROSS. Sadly missed by his great-grandchildren, Christina, Evan and Kelsey WYBORN and Liam SANDS. Predeceased by his parents Elmer and Maysel JOHNSTON and by his brother, Gordon. Cremation. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Friday January 18, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate the Life of Herb JOHNSTON will be held in the Southampton United Church on Saturday at 2 p.m. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in the Social Hall of the Church. Private Interment of Ashes at Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Southampton United Church, Building Fund or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. St Lawrence Lodge #131 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Southampton, will hold a Masonic Memorial Service at the Funeral Home, Friday Evening at 7: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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GROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
GROSS, Margaret Louise (née GUYMER)
Born in London, Ontario, January 8, 1923. Margaret passed peacefully in her sleep at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Monday, July 21, 2008. Beloved wife of Jack GROSS and mother of Linda, Mary, John (and Margaret), Catherine and Michael (and Andrea), and grandmother of Linnaea, Leo, Megan, Jakob, Hanna, Elizabeth and James. Margaret was predeceased by her sister Jean. Margaret was a graduate of Western University and was elected subprefect in her last year. Special thanks to Doctor O'DEA and her staff at the Family Medical Centre for their exceptional care. The family will receive Friends at the Vineland Chapel of the Tallman Funeral Homes, 3277 King St. on Wednesday 7-8: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Tallman Chapel on Thursday, July 24th at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Interment at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin on Saturday, July 26th at 11: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in recognition of their years of dedicated care, would be appreciated by the family.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-24 published
GROSS, George
George will be lovingly remembered by his wife Elizabeth, daughter Liz, son George and daughter-in-law Veronica. Suddenly but peacefully at his home on Good Friday, March 21, 2008 at the age of 85. "The Baron's" life was filled with genuine purpose and an extended family of good Friends from all walks of life and from around the world who already miss him. He gently and positively touched the lives of many in need. George thrived on work right to his final day and never stopped loving his own family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto at Windermere Ave., east of Jane subway, on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., (east of Islington, north of Dundas) on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. The Baron and his family would appreciate donations be directed to Variety Village in Scarborough.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-29 published
George GROSS, 85: Journalist
Czech refugee became founding sports editor of the Toronto Sun
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- George GROSS was one of only four reporters who covered the Toronto Maple Leafs full-time when the team last won the Stanley Cup in 1967. He worked for the old Toronto Telegram the others reported for The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and Hockey Night in Canada.
It meant the reporters, the players and the coach all came to know each other well. Mr. GROSS said he had the home phone numbers of the coach and players and, if he wanted, he could call them all at midnight. When the Leafs won the cup he and another sportswriter were given commemorative Stanley Cup rings.
The closeness also meant reporting could turn into cheerleading. Even so, Mr. GROSS could not be kept in the hip pocket of George (Punch) Imlach, the coach.
"Imlach blows last night's hockey game" was the gist of a headline in the Telegram sports section, Mr. GROSS told a writer for the Ryerson Review of Journalism two years ago.
"You didn't have to be that rough on me," Mr. Imlach said to him the next day.
"Punch Imlach knew we had to do a job," recalled Mr. GROSS. "We couldn't prostitute ourselves. If the team played lousy, we said it."
Nicknamed The Baron because of his European background, he was born in the former state of Czechoslovakia but fled the Communist regime there in 1949. He and friend, saying they were practising their rowing on the Danube, made their escape to Austria in a small boat. Eventually, he made it to Canada on more conventional transportation and first found work as a labourer.
In Czechoslovakia, he had worked as a sports reporter and he restarted his career in Toronto as soon as he had mastered English. He first performed freelance work for the Toronto Telegram, and was finally given a full-time job there as a sports reporter in 1959. The paper folded in October, 1971, and from its ashes arose the Toronto Sun. In the process, Mr. GROSS became the new paper's founding sports editor.
Interestingly, he had also received a job offer from the Montreal Star. The sports editor, Red Fisher, told him the new tabloid wouldn't last three months. Instead, it was the Star that folded a few years later.
As sports editor of the Sun, Mr. GROSS travelled the world covering sports events. One of his favourites was tennis. A keen player all his life, he covered Wimbledon at least 12 times according to his wife, Elizabeth. One tournament he missed was the 1972 hockey series between the Soviet Union and Canada. He had been tipped off that the Russians might hand him over to the Czech secret police if he went to Moscow. At the time, he was in Stockholm covering some Canadian exhibition games and preparing to go to Moscow.
"I don't scare easily, but I don't profess to be dumb," he later said. He returned home to watch the series on television.
In 1986, Mr. GROSS retired as sports editor but kept on writing. With the job title of corporate sports editor, he continued to cover a succession of events. In recent years he had was responsible for producing a soccer column, a notebook column and a Sunday column every week.
Like many people from central Europe, Mr. GROSS mastered more than one language (he spoke German, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and some Russian) but never lost his accent while speaking English. "That was part of the Baron persona," said his son, George. "My father lived a very full life. He always said he wanted to work until the end, and the only way he wanted to go out was suddenly."
Mr. GROSS was a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame. He also held the Order of Ontario and was awarded the Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee.
George GROSS, was born on January 23, 1923, in Bratislava. He died of a heart attack in Toronto on March, 21, 2008. He was 85. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth, his son, George, and daughter Elizabeth.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-08 published
KIRSH, Gertrude (formerly GROSS)
On Sunday, April 6, 2008 at North York General Hospital. Gertrude Gross KIRSH, beloved wife of the late Louis GROSS and the late Alex KIRSH. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Morty and Bonnie GROSS, and Estelle and Hushy COHEN. Dear sister of Jean WEISBROD. Devoted grandmother of Lorne, Kimberly, Jamie, and Carly and Stephen. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Community Section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Chapel. Shiva 62 Nipigon Avenue visits 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. evening services at 8: 00 p.m. Shiva concluding Thursday evening following services. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-27 published
SABLE, Samuel J.
Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, philanthropist, businessman. Born November 9, 1912, in Zhitomir, Ukraine. Died March 14 in Toronto of cancer, aged 95.
By Karen GROSS, Page L8
On the day Samuel J. SABLE was buried in Toronto, a package arrived at our door in San Diego.
It was addressed to our son, Gabriel, whose birthday was just days away. As though he was still alive, the big brown envelope contained the same gift that Sam had been sending to his children, grandchildren (and their spouses) and great-grandchildren every year, since anyone could remember: State of Israel bond certificates and a birthday card.
Although the card had to have been written just days before his death, the penmanship was clearly Sam SABLE's. The gift inside - an enduring symbol of the long, generous and relentless life he lived.
Relentless is the word his son Martin suggested to most aptly describe his father. Sam would never let go - not as head of the family, not in a business situation and never while pursuing someone for a charitable commitment.
As a young adult, Sam attended the University of Toronto but was forced to quit during the Depression. He got into the wholesale shoe business and later into real estate. He married Jean and they had three children - Marlene, Martin and Heather. Sam became increasingly committed to the endurance of the Jewish community. In 1956, he was part of the first Canadian Jewish mission to Israel. There, he met with David Ben-Gurion in his private home.
Sam spent decades as a real-estate developer and worked almost daily until just months before his death. On Sundays, he'd go over to the club for a swim and a shvitz. Despite his advancing age and a hearing problem, Sam could be seen navigating his trademark Cadillac Seville along the streets of Toronto.
Although physically small, Sam had a booming voice. Sitting in his regular second-row seat at the synagogue, he'd belt out familiar prayers and songs in his own distinctive style - inspiring awe and sometimes terror in generations of Jewish children. At home, that same relentless voice led family Shabbat dinners and Passover Seders for more than half a century.
Sam was progressive. He had a cellphone and used acupuncture. He was a big believer in the value of work, for women as well as men.
Evidence of his existence is everywhere - from the three children, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren he left behind to the many charitable foundations that will flourish in his wake.
At our house, it's in that final birthday card that arrived so appropriately on the day of his funeral. Not even death, it seems, could get in the way of Samuel SABLE's relentless life.
Karen GROSS is married to Sam's grand_son, Jamie SABLE.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
ROCKMAN, Edna
On Thursday, May 29, 2008 at York Central Hospital. Edna ROCKMAN, beloved wife of the late Doctor John ROCKMAN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Bonnie and Morty GROSS, Jane FRUITMAN and Tony TRACEY, and Jeffrey and Tamar ROCKMAN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Elliott and Norma HOFFMAN. Devoted grandmother of Lorne, Kimberly, Mark, Corey, Jonathan, Jay, Dawn, and Tiffany, great-grandmother of Katie. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 80 Front Street East, Suite #801, visits daily 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with evening services at 8: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1-888-473-4636.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-30 published
FIRESTONE, Shirley
On Sunday, June 29, 2008 after a joyous 90th birthday celebration. Shirley FIRESTONE, beloved wife of the late Harry FIRESTONE. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Leigh and Bud EISENBERG, and Michael FIRESTONE and Carol ALBERT- FIRESTONE. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Melville and Joy DUNKELMAN, and Toby and the late Lorne DUNKELMAN, and sister-in-law of Helen and the late Mark GROSS. Devoted grandmother of Kimberly and Mick GANNON, Cara and Steve BOGUSZ, and Curtis, and Kevin EISENBERG. Great-grandmother of Aoife, Aislinn, and Daniel GANNON, and Evalynn, and Vivien BOGUSZ. Service at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) on Monday, June 30th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva 34 Strathearn Road. Memorial donations may be made to the Shirley and Harry Firestone Endowment Fund c/o Baycrest Centre Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-08 published
MUNK, Hedy J.
On Monday, July 7, 2008 in her 101st year. Hedy MUNK, beloved wife of the late Nicholas MUNK. Dear sister of Sheila and the late David LINDEN and the late Steffie GROSS. Devoted aunt of Peter and Melanie, Paul and Susan, Jean-Pierre GROSS, Ronnie and Martha LINDEN, John and Muriel BRUNNER, John and Daisy MEREY, and the late Eva SPETER, and Bondi KAHAN. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Tuesday, July 8th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Hedy MUNK Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3 at 416-780-0324 or www.benjamins.ca

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GROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
BROOKS, Agnes W.
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008. Agnes, in her 78th year, was the loving wife for 55 years to Ron. Loving mother to Patricia BROOKS (Doug GROSS), Rhonda SHERIDAN (John DOIRON) and Angela ROBERTSON (Bill.) Devoted grandmother to April, Caeleigh, Lauren, Sarah, Brittany, Mitchell, Rachel, Johnathon, Madison, Grace and the late Ryan. Great-grandmother (Gee-Gee) to Liam. Friends and family may visit at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering, 905-686-5589 on Friday, March 14th, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Agnes's life will take place in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15th, 2008. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.

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