MASCAGNI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
MASCAGNI, Amedeo (née TABELLINI)
Passed away peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on June 23 2008, Amedeo MASCAGNI, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Carolina MASCAGNI (née TABELLINI.) Loving father of Claudia (John) POOLEY, Julie (John) ALEXANDER and Grace (Paul) PATRICK. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Christin BRYANT, Cathrine JOHANSEN, Leila ALEXANDER; and Nicole, Faith and Sean Patrick. Great-grandfather of Wesley and Cameron BRYANT. Predeceased by his brothers Eligio and Marino MASCAGNI in Italy. Also survived by his family in Italy from where Amedeo emigrated to Canada in 1955. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Tuesday from 7-9 o'clock and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. The Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street at York Street on Thursday afternoon June 26, 2008 at 1 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum at Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Parkwood Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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MASEFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-29 published
CHIN, Duk Kyung
Peacefully passed away on February 24, 2008 at Bridgepoint Health Centre with her family by her side. Loving husband Phil CHIN and their 5 children Jennifer CHOI, Grace MASEFIELD, Jik CHIN, Jean LEE, and Ben CHIN. Friends may visit the Young Nak Church, 650 McNicoll Ave., (Victoria Park and McNicoll) on Thursday, February 28th for an evening service from 7: 30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Friday at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, (two lights south of Steeles) at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at York Cemetery.

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MASEFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-25 published
CHIN, Pil Shik
Peacefully passed away on March 23rd, at North York General Hospital at the age of 84, 4 weeks after the death of his loving wife. Pil Shik, the former Korean Ambassador to Canada will be greatly missed by his loving children Jennifer Choi (Archie FERRIE,) Grace MASEFIELD (John), Jik (Soo JONG), Jean LEE (James), and Ben (Barb). Cherished grandchildren Charlene, Christopher, Justin, Michael, Kevin and Peter and will be missed by many family and Friends. Friends may visit on Thursday, March 27 from 7 to 7: 30 p.m. at Young Nak Korean Presbyterian Church of Toronto, 650 McNicoll Ave. followed by Memorial Service at 7: 30 p.m. Another visitation on Friday, March 28 from 9: 30 to 10 a.m. at Jerrett Funeral Homes, North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles), followed by a funeral service at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at York Cemetery.

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MASER o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-18 published
MASER, Delfina “Irma” (formerly MORALES, née RODRIGUEZ)
Delfina “Irma” MASER, of Hanover, passed away at Saugeen Villa Nursing Home on Wednesday, January 9, 2008. She was 69.
Irma is the daughter of the late Jose Maria and Emma Opheliia (née UGARTE) RODRIGUEZ. Irma was a member of the Hanover Legion Branch No. 130.
Survived by husband Peter MASER, daughters Mimi (Don) MOHR of California, Paula (Frank) McNALLY of California, Cynthia (Mike) ROEDER of California, special friend Monique and stepdaughter Melanie MASER (Dale BATEMAN) of Marmora, sons Jay (Karen) MORALES of California, Mike (Gina) MORALES of California and Tony (Mary Lou) MORALES of Pennsylvania, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also survived by sister Emma (Jimmy) POWERS of Phoenix, Arizona, brothers Chico (Doris) RODRIGUEZ and Chago (Sandy) RODRIGUEZ, both of California. Predeceased by her first husband, Frank MORALES.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Saturday, January 12, 2008 from 10 a.m. until time of a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Rev. Alice WILSON officiated.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MASHINTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
MASHINTER, Lois Ann
Passed away peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on January 26, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Thomas MASHINTER and loving mother of Cheryl, Margo and Sue. Adored mother-in-law of Dan and cherished grandmother of David, Stephanie, Carolyn, Rebecca and Greg. Sister-in-law of Harold and Eleanor. She will be greatly missed by caring Friends, Beverly, Eva, Eda, Melvin, and nieces and nephews. Memorial service at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2008, Giffen-Mack Funeral Home, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St.), Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

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MASIH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
REID, Norma Eileen (née LATSCH)
Died peacefully at her home in Sudbury on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Jackson (Jake) REID. Predeceased by her parents Milton and Emma LATSCH, and brother John LATSCH. Loving mother to Andy (Brenda), Joe, Jane (Raymond), Libby (Gordon) of London, England, Sandy (Melanie) of Ottawa, John (Michele) and Martha (Stewart). Grammy to Andrea (Darryl), Laura (Brent), Charlie, Sarah, Katie, Adam (Melissa), Jackson (Nancy), Phil, Emily, John, Timmy, Skylar, Jake, Alexa, Sam, Haley and Abby. Loving sister-in-law to Ann LATSCH of St. Catharines, and the late George and Ruth MORGAN, and Walter and Margaret REID. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Norma was born in Elmira on April 8, 1923 and raised in Waterloo. Norma married Jake REID in 1946 and in 1949 moved to Sudbury with first child Andy to join Jake who had commenced practicing law one year earlier in the North. With determination, hard work and patience, Norma and Jake raised, educated and instilled strong family values in their seven children. Norma was an avid athlete and over the years cross country skied and played golf, badminton and tennis with her family and many Friends. Art and music were a big part of Norma's life, achieving Royal Conservatory Grade 12 in piano. Norma was an active volunteer for many years at the Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, and also served on the Art Selection Committee for the new Cancer Treatment Centre at Laurentian Hospital. Norma was a fantastic cook, and with her gardening skills 254 always had one of Sudbury's most beautiful gardens. The family would like to give a special thanks to Joe for all his care and compassion during Mom's illness, and also to thank Dr. Robert MASIH, and the many others who helped with Mom's care, particularly Frankie and Wanda of Bayshore, and Wanda and Marcella of For Seniors Only.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 29 from 6: 00 to 9:00, and the funeral service will be on Wednesday, April 30 at 1: 00, at Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Civic Memorial Cemetery on 2nd Avenue. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or Parkinson Society Canada, or the charity of your choice.

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MASLEK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-18 published
SANDBOE, Margaret Lucille (McMILLAN)
Peacefully, on June 16, 2008, surrounded by her family, Margaret Lucille SANDBOE (McMILLAN) passed away in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband Alf (1996) and survived by her loving family, daughter Shirley EDWARDS; son Jerry and his wife Alana; grandchildren Lee Ann and Steve MASLEK, Katherine SKINNER and Steve McNEIL, Shane and Natalie EDWARDS and Lindsay SANDBOE; great-grandchildren Nathaniel, Micah MAXWELL and Erika. Sister of Shirley and Murray LAYMAN (Edmonton, Alberta). Predeceased by sister Dorothy CAMERON and son-in-law Brian EDWARDS (1994.) Margaret was employed for over 30 years at Kayser-Roth. Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road East, Wednesday, June 18 from 7-9 p.m. A complete Funeral Service will be Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneral.ca

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MASLO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
BRZOZOWSKI, Anna (née MASLO)
At Eastholme Home for the Aged, Powassan, Saturday, April 5, 2008. Anna BRZOZOWSKI (née MASLO) beloved wife of the late Stefan BRZOZOWSKI in her 83rd. year. Dearly loved mother of Roman BROZOWSKI of North Bay. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren, Kari BROZOWSKI (Greg SHAW) of North Bay, Mark BROZOWSKI (Pat BERGER) of Collingwood and great-grandchildren Aidan SHAW and Miya and Eva BROZOWSKI. Family receiving Friends at the McGuinty Funeral Home, Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Alzheimers Society would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery, London, Ontario. Sign GuestBook/ Condolences/ Donations www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com

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MASLO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-09 published
MASLO, Anna
In her 94th year, passed away early on April 8, 2008 at University Hospital with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Onufry MASLO. Ann is lovingly remembered for her joy of life by her daughters Iris MASLO and Jan STAPLES, and her precious granddaughter Anna Lise STAPLES, all of London. She will also be fondly remembered by her sister Stella EWANCHUK (Walter) of Saskatchewan and Rose SCHMALTZ of British Columbia, and also by her special nephew Nick MASLO and his wife Emily of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ann was predeceased by her parents Michael and Henrietta (JAWORSKY) MARCINIAK, brothers Joseph, Walter and Raymond MARCINIAK and her sister Mary NESDOLY, and son-in-law Harold STAPLES. Visitors will be received at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street, with Funeral Mass at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church, times and dates to be announced in Thursday's paper. Private interment in Thunder Bay.

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MASLO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-10 published
MASLO, Ann (née MARCINIAK)
In her 94th year, passed away early on April 8, 2008 at University Hospital with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Onufry MASLO. Ann is lovingly remembered for her joy of life by her daughters Iris MASLO and Jan STAPLES, and her precious granddaughter Anna Lise STAPLES, all of London. She will also be fondly remembered by her sister Stella EWANCHUK (Walter) of Saskatchewan and Rose SCHMALTZ of British Columbia, and also by her special nephew Nick MASLO and his wife Emily of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ann was predeceased by her parents Michael and Henrietta (JAWORSKY) MARCINIAK, brothers Joseph, Walter and Raymond MARCINIAK and her sister Mary NESDOLY, and son-in-law Harold STAPLES. Visitors will be received at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street, on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10: 30 a.m. in Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic church, 707 Nelson St. Private interment in Thunder Bay. Panachyda Thursday at 6: 00 p.m.

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MASON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-27 published
LOVE, James
Suddenly in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, in his 70th year. Dear father of Janice (Bob) MASON of R.R.#1 Dundalk, Lynne LOVE (Martin SCHUHMAUN) of Brampton and Ruth-Anne (Bill) JOHNSON of Maxwell. Loving grandfather of Sarah and Jenna MASON both of R.R.#1 Dundalk. Survived by brothers-in-law Elmer HENRY of Snelgrove and Jim CRAWFORD of Dundalk. Predeceased by his parents Luther and Annie LOVE, sisters Jean (BATCHELOR) CRAWFORD and Gladys HENRY and brother-in-law Les BATCHELOR. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service was held in the chapel on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow with interment of ashes in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Donations to Centre Grey Hospital Equipment Fund or Dundalk Fire Department would be appreciated. Visitation took place on Friday 3: 30 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
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MASON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-17 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Melvin Clifford
Of Cape Croker, suddenly in Toronto on Thursday, May 15th, 2008. Melvin Clifford ELLIOT/ELLIOTT at the age of 66 years. Loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Devoted husband of Shirley Ann (née MASON.) Cherished father of Roger, Marty, Kenneth, Melody, Margaret, Helen, Francis, Laura and Deanne. Forever loved and missed by 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, his one sister Adele LEVI, and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Predeceased by his parents Rodger and Pearline. Family invite Friends to call at the family home (Fire #185, Cape Croker) on Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 12-2 p.m. A service celebrating Melvin's life will be conducted from the family home on Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 2 o'clock. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Melvin a Cedar tree will be planted at the family home by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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MASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
PATTERSON, Ruth
Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, on Monday, February 18, 2008, Ruth PATTERSON of London in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Earl E. PATTERSON (1999.) Dearly loved mother of Sharon (Roy) EDWARDS, Evelyn (George) MASON and Howard (Rita) PATTERSON, all of London, Beverly (Al) HAY of Mount Brydges and John PATTERSON of Barrie. Predeceased by a daughter Deanna (1997) and her husband Earl NEWELL (1998) and grand_son Desmond HAY (1998.) Ruth will be sadly missed by 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Survived by brothers-in-law Stan (Viola) PATTERSON and George (Gertrude) PATTERSON and sister-in-law Alma THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Jack, Harry, Howard and Charles THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, sister Pearl and her husband Art HODGINS. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Celebration of Ruth's Life will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Jim EVANS officiating. Cremation with interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of choice gratefully acknowledged. On-line condolences and donations are available through www.mcfarlaneroberts.ca.

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MASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
SKINNER, Samuel R. " Sam"
Peacefully, surrounded by all of his family, at South Huron Hospital Exeter, on Thursday, March 20, 2008, Samuel R. (Sam) SKINNER of Centralia in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Aldeen (PYM) SKINNER. Dear father of Karen and Gord PRINCE of Port Sydney, Gary and Cathy SKINNER and Dianne SKINNER all of Exeter. Dear grandfather of Craig and Melissa, Scott and Julie, Jacquelyn and Alandrea and great-grandfather of Annabelle. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doris DENHAM of Saint Marys, Ken MASON of Wroxeter, John McALLISTER of Hensall, Grace PYM and Leona MORLEY both of Exeter. Also survived by his step-mother-in-law Lillian PYM of Exeter. Predeceased by sisters Beulah MASON and Alma McALLISTER and brothers-in-law Ron DENHAM, Howard PYM and Bill MORLEY. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, March 24th at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Peter GUMMOW officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Centralia United Church, or the South Huron Hospital Campaign would be appreciated by the family. An Oddfellow Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 1: 15 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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MASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
KROJER, Jackie (DOUGHTY)
In loving memory of Jackie who passed away March 31st, 2007. Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same We have to hide our heartaches When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you Silent the tears that fall Living our lives without you Is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us Your heart was kind and true And when we needed someone We could always count on you. The special years will not return When we were all together But with the love within our hearts You will walk with us forever. Sadly missed and loved by husband Dan, also missed and loved by father Bill MASON. Cherished sister of Eileen, Cori, Waverly and spouses.

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MASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-06 published
Eccentric teacher made school fun
By Ronnie SHUKER, Special To Sun Media, Sun., April 6, 2008
When Peter CONNON was schoolmarmin,' his varmints in Room 116 always knew when math class was over.
"Away ya went, ya happy varmints!" he would say.
CONNON was a teacher, "schoolmarmin' as he called it, at South Huron District high school in Exeter from 1968-86.
"He was such an enjoyable… amiable character," said Joe WOODEN, a former South Huron principal. "He cultivated being a character, and he was able to do that really, really well."
He died March 28 at age 84.
CONNON routinely turned the 1, 2, 3s and A, B, Cs of arithmetic and algebra into farm animals and fruit to make math more accessible to struggling students.
His charming wit and unorthodox teaching style endeared him to students like Jean MASON, who took CONNON's Grade 12 math class in 1970 and has worked at the high school since 1972.
"He saw and taught things differently," she said. "He definitely walked to the beat of his own drum."
CONNON was as popular in the staff room as he was in the classroom. After class, he could be found debating politics with his peers while puffing on his Daily Mail hand-rolled cigarettes.
The eccentric teacher took an eclectic route to the classroom.
He worked as a real estate agent, stock broker and forester after graduating with a B. Sc. in forestry from the University of Toronto in 1949.
He also served with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm in Britain during the late stages of the Second World War.
"He saw quite a bit of adventure and danger during his life," said his son, Hugh, 48, who works for the Ministry of Forest and Range in British Columbia.
CONNON once had to scamper up a high stump to avoid being chased by a bear while working as a forester on Vancouver Island in the late 1940s.
He also had to guard a homicidal cook struck with bush fever in a remote outpost in Northern Ontario with no radio in the '50s.
CONNON left forestry for teaching, settling in Exeter and living just two blocks from the school.
Although he left life among the trees, the forest never left him. He remained an ardent conservationist and expert woodsman his entire life. He enjoyed hunting and was a skilled angler.
CONNON defeated both colon and kidney cancer, and survived two strokes.
He is survived by his wife, Maude, his children Patricia, Jane, Hugh and Matthew, and five grandchildren.

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MASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-15 published
LECKIE, Robert John " Bob"
The family of Robert John (Bob) announce his passing on May 13, 2008 at a.m. and G.H. Goderich. Robert is survived by his wife Marguerite. He was the proud father of five girls; Cathy MASON (husband Gerry,) Lucan, Ontario, Nola MacKAY, Freelton, Ontario, Laurie CRAIK (husband Richard,) London, Ontario, Elizabeth CRAIK (partner Guy,) London, Ontario, Diana CRAIK (husband Arnaud,) Anjour, Québec. Robert is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grand_son. Predeceased by his parents John and Norah LECKIE and his first wife Kathleen (Kaye 1984.) Robert served in the Royal Canadian Navy, was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Shriners and Masonic Lodge. There is no public visitation or funeral service. A family service to be held at a later date. Donations to the charity of your choice. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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MASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-18 published
MASON, Eileen (MORGAN)
Peacefully at North Lambton Lodge Forest, Saturday May 17, 2008 Eileen (MORGAN) MASON of Thedford in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Horace (2002) and dear mother of Don and Peggy MASON of Thedford and the late Kenneth (1994). Cherished grandmother of Perry, Steve, Ron and Tina and their families. Also survived by 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Elmo and Murray. Funeral service at Gilpin Chapel, Thedford on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Catherine ASCAH officiating. Visitation 2 hours prior to service. Interment Pinehill Cemetery. Memorial donations to Saint Paul's Anglican Church. Online condolences at www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com

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MASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
Lottery win allowed farm boy to do what he was 'born for'
By Krista SEGGEWISS, Mon., May 26, 2008
He was known as the unofficial mayor of east London.
Hundreds of Friends and family hoisted a glass to honour Earl BELL Friday, the day of his funeral, at the St. Regis Tavern he owned.
One of Ontario's first lottery winners, BELL used his $100,000 prize to buy the London bar, a fixture on Dundas Street for 27 years.
"He called all the girls who worked here Earl's pearls," said tavern employee Sheree RUDNICKI.
BELL died May 20 after a battle with cancer. He was 66.
"Earl was a straight shooter who would do anything for anybody," said Ken McVITTIE, a tavern regular.
Born on a farm near Hensall, BELL grew up milking cows. A practical joker, he would squirt milk or toss mice at his sister. BELL moved to Toronto for a short time before settling in London.
"When we walked down Yonge Street, we'd never wait in line for any establishment," recalled Ron MASON, BELL's brother-in-law and athletic director at Michigan State University. "Everyone knew Earl."
A lottery ticket purchase in the early 1980s altered the course of BELL's life.
"The lottery win really changed Earl because it enabled him to do the thing he loved the most," said MASON. " Earl couldn't have been a better bar owner. He was born for it."
The St. Regis is a small spot catering to a close-knit community and known for Saturday jam nights.
"The place is an institution," said RUDNICKI. " Earl's rules still go. They were: Respect the staff; respect him and respect the business."
Remembered for his generous spirit, BELL often took in regulars and gave them a place to stay in the hotel. BELL sponsored baseball, softball and basketball teams.
"He had a big heart, everybody loved him," said wife Shani, who met BELL when she played on a St. Regis Tavern softball team. "I miss him."
The two were married in Barbados in 2002. A father, stepfather and grandfather, BELL loved sports, fishing and horse races.
"He had an unbelievable knack for picking horses and football teams," said MASON.
Perhaps BELL's most defining quality was his flair for conversation. He loved to read newspapers and discuss current events.
"Earl was a people person and the life of the party," said MASON. "No matter where he went, people surrounded him."

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MASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-06 published
BURR, Allena Jean
89, left this earthly life in the early hours of Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital, Petrolia, Ontario. Born on the family farm in the hamlet of Waubuno, Ontario on May 11, 1919, she was the daughter of John Francis BURR and Cathern Ann LESTER. She later resided in Sarnia and Point Edward and, since 1994, in Brigden at Brigden Park Place. In September 1942, she enlisted with the Canadian Women's Army Corps Basic Training Centre in Kitchener, Ontario. She served with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Unit in London, Ontario until the end of the war. She later worked in the Dietary Department of the Sarnia General Hospital from 1948 until her retirement in 1981. She worked at the hospital with her sister, Kathleen (Kay) BURR, who was employed in the Housekeeping Department. Apart from Allena's time serving with the Canadian Women's Army Corps, she and Kay shared a home throughout their lives and enjoyed working, shopping and travelling together. She was predeceased by her brothers Robert Andrew (Andy) BURR, Thomas (Tom) William BURR, and sisters, Annie Jane BURR, Helen Jennetta (Fred) FOURNIE and Kathleen BURR. Beloved aunt of Cathy (FOURNIE) and Jay LETHBRIDGE of Anten Mills, Ontario and their children Mike and Jessica; and Laurie (FOURNIE) and Ian MASON of Brigden, who regarded Allena affectionately as another mother. Special aunt of Caroline (Bob) BOURGET and their son, Greg, of Sarnia; and Carole (late Joe) DEDECKER of Port Lambton. Great aunt and great-great aunt of Joe and Karen DEDECKER, and their children, Brennan, Nate, Christopher and Brianna, of Chatham Gore, Ontario. Beloved sister-in-law of Vi (BURR) WROE of Sarnia and cousin and friend of Mary GIBBS of Point Edward. A time of reminiscences will take place at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home Brigden Saturday, June 7th, 2008 at 2 p.m. with visitation beginning 1 hour prior. After the time of sharing memories of Allena, the funeral procession will be led by the 1959 Cadillac Hearse to Bear Creek Cemetery, Moore Line, St. Clair Township. After placing of flowers at the gravesite, a reception will be held at Brigden United Church. Donations in memory of Allena to either the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (7100 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 311, Markham, Ontario L3R 5J2 1-877-287-3533 www.jdrf.ca) or The War Amps (1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K9 1-800-250-3030 www.waramps.ca) would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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MASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-19 published
DAWSON, Angela " Angie" (née TOWER)
Peacefully at University Hospital, London on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Angela "Angie" DAWSON of London in her 31st year. Beloved daughter of Sandra and Larry TOWER of London and survived by her father Douglas DAWSON of Norwich. Also sadly missed by a brother Corey and sister Becky at home. Dear granddaughter of Muriel NOBLE of Ingersoll and Dorothy MASON of London. Also sadly missed by aunts, uncles, cousins, Ed and Vivian ANDERSON and the Homeshare Relief families and all those to touched Angie's life. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Thursday from 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Friday, June 20th, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Larry EDWARDS officiating. Interment Clipperson Cemetery. Special thanks to Aunt Sheila, Ed, Peter and all the staff on the 8th floor at University Hospital. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to VOCPRI.

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MASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
DESJARDINE, Harry
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on July 8, 2008, Harry DESJARDINE, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Marion DESJARDINE. Loving father of Carolyn (Gary) JUBENVILLE of London, Sandra (Doug) GOLDSMITH of London and Grant DESJARDINE of Strathroy. Dearly loved by his grandchildren Mike (Val) JUBENVILLE, Ann Marie (Rob) BROWN, Brent GOLDSMITH, Crystal (Glen) HEISE and Tanya DESJARDINE. Cherished great-grandfather of Mark, Stephanie, Alyssa and Shaylin BROWN; Kyra and Ryan AUDET; Jessie, Jacob, Tyler and Ryan HEISE. He will also be warmly remembered by his brothers Murton (Myrtle) of Tiverton, Keith (Grace) of London and sister Joy MASON of Hensall, as well as sisters-in-law Madeline DESJARDINE of Crediton and Audrey DESJARDINE of Atwood. Predeceased by his parents Lesume DESJARDINE (1969) and Ella (KIPFER/KUEPFER) DESJARDINE (1987), brothers Louis, Byron, Herman, Ivan, Noris and Iann and sister Marion. Visitation will be held in Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W. Strathroy, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Don MacPHERSON officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Harry.

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-20 published
MASON, Madge
Peacefully, surrounded by love on Saturday February 16 at the age of 91. Beloved mother of John (Catherine) and Jennifer, loving grandmother to Ben, Elizabeth, Thea, and Antonia. Pre-deceased by Jack, her husband of 39 years and her sister Lillian. A woman of deep faith, Madge was generous, honest and open minded to the end. She will be greatly missed by her extended family and by many, many people of all ages to whom she was a true friend. Good-humoured, capable, independent, and decisive, Madge had that special quality known as moxie. Ever curious, she embraced the internet in her 80's. She will be remembered for her creativity, optimism, and personal elegance. Madge lived a very full life: wife, mother, youth leader, professional couturier, entrepreneur, surrogate-mother-to-many, hostess, traveler, piano student, calligrapher, teacher, and above all, friend. She died as she lived, with grace and beauty. The family are deeply grateful to the staff of Cummer Lodge for their kindness during her last days. Family and Friends are invited to celebrate Madge's life at 1 p.m. Saturday February 23, 2008 at The Donalda Club. In lieu of flowers, Madge would have appreciated donations to Out Of The Cold. Arrangements entrusted to: R.S. Kane Funeral Home 416-221-1159

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-29 published
BARBER, Alice Mary (née MASON)
At Belmont House, Toronto, on Thursday, February 21st, 2008, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Orville B. BARBER. Dear sister of Sarah Winnifred MASON (Ottawa.) Loving mother of Winnifred 'Winkie' BARBER- MEEN (David) and Mary Margaret BARBER- VILLENEUVE (Alexandre). Graduate of the Universities of Guelph and Toronto, Bachelor of Household Science; Royal Conservatory of Music Studies. A service to commemorate Mary's life will be held at Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue, West, Toronto in the spring. Date to be announced. The family extends sincere thanks to Doctor Bradley BIRMINGHAM and the personnel of Belmont House. For those who wish, contributions to the Belmont House Foundation, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1R1 would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through
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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-07 published
BROOKS- HILL, Frances (Fran) Mae (formerly MASON, née HAWKINS)
(September 29, 1910-March 3, 2008)
With great dignity and respect Fran's life journey suddenly ended. Died of natural causes at the North York General Hospital in her 98th year. Predeceased by her first husband James (Jimmy) Cooper MASON and her second husband Frederick (Fred) Bancroft BROOKS- HILL. Survived by her son James Robert MASON (Carol) and her grandchildren Stephen, Darryl (Beth) and Jeff who will sadly miss their Grandma. Cherished great-grandmother to Spencer, Skylar, Cooper, Owen and Emma. Fondly remembered by Fred's children: Heather BROOKS- HILL (Jeremy CARVER,) Frederick 'Rick' (Priscilla,) Robin (Virginia THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) and Gillian (Gerry LEE.) Loved by Fred's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Missed by residents of the Amica at Bayview, loving relatives and Friends. Fran was a working mother for many years with the Vaughan School Board where she could keep a close eye on her son Robert through teachers and principals. Fran, Jimmie and Robert were pioneers on Straggle Lake in Harcourt Park (1961) and thoroughly enjoyed their cottage life in the Wilberforce (Haliburton) area. For many winters Fran resided in Florida with her sister Marjorie MUIR and married Fred on March 6, 1995. A Celebration of Fran's life will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street) on Monday March 10 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Cremation is to follow, interment later at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lung Association or The Heart and Stroke Association will be gratefully acknowledged as an expression of sympathy.

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-10 published
BARBER, Alice Mary (née MASON)
A service to commemorate Mary's life will be held in Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West on Saturday, April 12 at 3 o'clock.

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-10 published
BEST, Norman Cyril (November 12, 1920-April 8, 2008)
Passed away peacefully in his eighty-eighth year at his home in Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario. He was born in 1920 in Southampton, England to Constance Gertrude MASON and Norman Frederick Charles BEST. Norman served in the Royal Air Force from 1936 to 1946, principally with 143 Squadron, in the North Sea, Middle East and North Africa. He was an accomplished football and cricket player and a big band singer in those years. After the war, he immigrated to New York and then to Toronto and followed a career in the aviation industry, including work on the Avro Arrow project. He continued to fly airplanes recreationally and became passionate about two pastimes-golf and painting. His wide-ranging work as an artist included dozens of paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour of meticulously accurate World War 2 aircraft and he contributed fine pieces to the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum in Trenton, Ontario and the Royal Military Institute in Toronto. He is remembered forever and deeply missed by his loving wife Margaret née CASEY, whom he first met on Christmas Day 1944 in Oban, Scotland during her service with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. His gentle grace, humour and fine intellect is profoundly missed by his loving daughters Patricia and Barbara and his adoring granddaughter Natalie and by their families, by his only surviving sister Dorothy, and by his many Friends acquired during a long and full life. Hearfelt appreciation from his family to the fine doctors and nurses at Picton General Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and the Wellington-on-the-Lake Medical Centre for their care of this special man. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at Ainsworth Funeral Home in Wellington, Ontario.

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-17 published
BROWN, Frances Patricia (formerly EVANS, FOWLER, née CAWKER)
Frances passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at her home in Etobicoke, following an illness. A life-long west-ender, Fran met her soul-mate Bob EVANS when she was just sixteen and enjoyed a more than thirty-year honeymoon with him until his untimely death in 1975. Theirs was an example of true love that inspired all who knew them. Fran went on to marry and enhance the lives of James FOWLER (1985) and Norman BROWN (2007) with her special warmth and humour. Fran will be missed by her four children Linda GUTHRIE, Robbie EVANS (Anni), Patti BAKER and Donna HORAN (Peter) and four grandchildren Aleah Louise and Arlan Evans BAKER, David James AUSTIN and Victoria Lea EVANS. Fran is survived by her sister Marion DIETRICH and brothers Frank (Penny) and Ross (Joan) CAWKER and the many relatives of the Cawker and EVANS families, and will be missed by so many, including the Brown family: Dennis, Gregory, Melissa and Allison (MASON.) Dear friends and family, do not doubt that she is once again in the arms of her darling Bobby, in peace and in love. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the healthcare workers from Thornbrook, namely Anna, Elaine, Marybeth, Hannah and Joanne. Thanks also to Joan MacDonald of Senior Management Services and Dr. J. KOZAK. Join us in a celebration of Fran's life at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel (2357 Bloor St. West, off Windermere). Visitation will be on Friday, April 18th from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Service to follow Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Fund.

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-23 published
MASON, John MacLachlin "Mac"
Inducted to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1993. Following a valiant battle with cancer on Tuesday April 22, 2008 at the Groves Hospital in Fergus. Mac MASON of Fergus age 57 years. Husband of Mary MacKENZIE- MASON of Fergus. Loving father of Beckie MASON of Fergus. Loved step-father of James MacKENZIE (Shawn) of Fergus, Dearest Grandpa of Avery, Sofie, Angus and Ellie. Dear brother of Barry MASON of Orangeville and Jamie MASON (Sandra) of Fergus. Dear uncle of Jeff MASON (Jennifer,) Malinda MASON (Dwayne.) Brother-in-law of Pat MacKENZIE. Fondly remembered by many other family members and a host of Friends. Mac is pre-deceased by his parents Hiram and Jean (MacLACHLIN) MASON sister Gail NICHOLSON and nephew Brad. The family will receive their Friends at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. A complete funeral service will be held at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 325 St. George Street W., Fergus on Friday April 25, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Followed by Cremation. Rev David WHITECROSS officiating at the service. Remembrances to the Royal Canadian Legion Br 275 Fergus, would be appreciated by the family. Cards available at the funeral home. Royal Canadian Legion Service will be held on Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. Lions Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 9: 00 p.m. www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-30 published
SPEERS, Gwyneth Madeline (née SMITH)
Peacefully in her sleep, on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Victoria Village Manor, Barrie, Ontario, just days after celebrating her 87th birthday. Born April 17, 1921, in Toronto, loving daughter of the late Wallace Wray SMITH and Amelia MASON. Beloved wife for 57 years of Canon John E. SPEERS of Barrie, and dear mother of Shelagh SPEERS of Cold Spring, New York, Maureen DOHERTY of Toronto, and Michael SPEERS of Barrie. Mother-in-law of Gregory GUNDER, Bryon DOHERTY, and Yana KHATSKEVICH, and devoted Nana to Sean, Brendan, and Liam DOHERTY, Laura GUNDER, and Danila TROITSKIY. Loving sister of Norman W. SMITH and his wife Mary of Toronto. Predeceased by her beloved son Kevin in 1962. Gwyn's great gift for reaching out to others led to a long career of social service. Graduating from McMaster University in 1942 with a B.A. in Sociology, and from the University of Toronto School of Social Work in 1946, Gwyn worked as a social worker at the Infant's Homes of Toronto and the Children's Aid Society. For over 50 years, Gwyn served as an active partner with John in his ministry at Anglican parishes in Sutton, Aurora, Toronto, and Barrie. From 1977 until her retirement in 1985, Gwyn anchored Information Barrie at the Barrie Public Library. Gwyn was a member of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and a proud descendent of United Empire Loyalists. She was devoted to her family and Friends whom she blessed with her love, optimism, enthusiasm and humour. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (30 Worsley Street) Barrie, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 24 Collier Street, Barrie, Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation. Interment in the family plot at a later date, Waterford Cemetery. Donations may be made in Gwyn's memory to the Leprosy Mission International, the Stephen Lewis Foundation, or the Barrie Food Bank. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
CHANCE, David Godwin, D.F.C., B.A.
Pilot, 424 Squardron - Halifax Bombers
On Wednesday, April, 30, 2008. Born in Ottawa in 1923 to Gladys and Leslie CHANCE, David was educated at the Ottawa Normal Model School and Lisgar Collegiate, where he was commanding officer of The Lisgar Cadet Corps. Upon graduation in 1942, he joined The Royal Canadian Air Force and earned his Pilot's Wings before going overseas, where he completed a tour of operations in 1945. Returning to Canada, he was enrolled in Queen's University, graduating in Arts '49. In 1950, he married Nancy COMPLIN. They have three children: Christopher (Kathleen,) Jennifer (Robert LAITY) and Judith (Paul MASON) as well as four grand_sons, Robert and Michael LAITY and John and Benjamin MASON. He is also survived by his twin brother John and their older brother Peter. David retired from his position as Secretary to The International Joint Commission in 1988. He was a keen cross-country skier and golfer and devoted much time to various volunteer works at St. Columba Church, The Victorian Order of Nurses, Scouts of Canada and The Hospice at May Court. He was a devoted and much loved husband and father, a kind and gentle man. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr. David DAVIDSON of The Family Medicine Centre, Dr. Luc BEAUCHESNE of the Heart Institute and the staff at the Montfort Hospital for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Hospice at May Court or a charity of choice would be appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa on Tuesday, May 6 at 11: 00 a.m. Condolences/ donations at: mcgarryfamily.ca (613) 233-1143.

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-21 published
CLARKE, Joan (née MASON)
After a full and wonderful life, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2008 in her 87th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband George. Loving mother to Ted and his wife Shirley. Dear sister of Ted and his wife Glenys MASON, Jack MASON and the late Connie COX. Joan will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews; Betty (Bill) TOMLINSON, Bill (Margaret) KEW, Raymond (Ellen) COX, Leigh (Oscar) STRUGSTAD, Keith (Louise) MASON and their families. Joan was an accomplished film editor, world's best mom, fantastic wife and good friend and her zany zest for life will be remembered by all who knew her. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Avenue) Weston, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service will be held in the Ward Chapel on Tuesday at 12 noon. Cremation to follow. If desired, a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to joan.clarke@wardfh.com

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-23 published
PRETTIE, Laura Mabel (née FOOT)
Peacefully at Belmont House, Toronto on Friday, June 20, 2008 after a long fulfilling life. Born in Vancouver in 1912, she met her future husband and moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario where they lived and raised a family. Laura and her husband Bob were true partners as they worked hard together to establish a successful wood preserving business while also raising two daughters. Laura moved to Toronto in 2000 to be near her family. Laura's charitable and community interests were many. In her early days, she was active in the Auxiliary of Saint_John's Anglican Church, the Children's Aid Society and the Annual Christmas Hamper Fund. She was also a great adventurer, keen sailor and ice-boater. Laura was pre-deceased by her devoted husband Robert James PRETTIE and by her much loved daughter Susan CRERAR in March of 2003. She is survived by her elder daughter, Audrey (the late Vere) MASON of Toronto. Well loved Noni to Kelly (James) KIRKLAND, and their children Ben and Megan, Lauren (Mark) LINTON their children Samantha and Alexandra, Steven (Lynne) CRERAR and their children Harrison, Alexander and Caelan, Rob (Kerry) NEISH and their children Robin and Oliver, Andrew CRERAR, and Geoff NEISH. Her grandchildren have wonderful memories of Nonie's sense of adventure and fun during summers spent at Lambert Island, in Lake Superior. Laura's family wish to express their gratitude to the professional and caring staff at Belmont House who made her feel at home, and a very special thank you to Adelina DEVERA, Eileen TOBIN and Tina ROBEZNIEKES. A private family service has taken place. Donations to the Susan E. Crerar Endowment Fund c/o The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9 would be appreciated.

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MASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
NICOLL, Margaret Janet (MULLETT)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, on Monday, March 10, 2008 in her 60th year. Margaret, loving wife of Michael MASON. Dear mother of David and Elinor PETRIE, Jennifer and Scott FITCH, and Mark MULLETT. Cherished grandmother of Tyler, Jenelle, Daniel and Hanna. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles), on Saturday from 6-7 p.m. Service in the Chapel at 7 p.m.

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