PORA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-20 published
PORA, Amelia Ecaterina
Passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Strathroy Middlesex General hospital in her 92 year. Beloved wife of the late Ion PORA (2000,) dearly loved mother of Maria MOLOTIU and husband Nick of Strathroy and Cristina IONESCU- BALACEANU and husband George of Mississauga. Also fondly remembered and deeply missed by her grand_sons Razvan and wife Heather, Johann, Stefan, Andrei and wife Julie. Survived by several nieces and nephews in Romania. Visitation and prayers will be held at the Neweduk Funeral Home, 1981 Dundas St. West, Mississauga, Ontario, on Friday, June 20, from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the same chapel by Father Tiu from St. Andrew Romanian Greek-Orthodox Church in Mississauga on Saturday, June 21, at 12 p.m. with interment to follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens in Oakville. In memory of our dear mother a tree will be planted.

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PORCHAK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
McKILLEN, Doris (née GRIFFIN)
At Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre, Tavistock on Saturday, May 3, 2008, Doris (GRIFFIN) McKILLEN, a lifelong resident of Ingersoll, in her 85th year. Daughter of the late William and Ena GRIFFIN of Ingersoll. Beloved wife of Robert McKILLEN. Dear mother of Danny (Mary) McKILLEN of London, Paul McKILLEN, Bonnie WELLAR, Janice DOWLING, Dorothy (Jim) TRAVIS and grandaughter Ruth Anne (Jamie) HIOTT all of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Melinda, Jennifer, Jimmy, Darla, Peggy, Darla, Steven and Carrie. Great-grandmother of Amanda, Mathew, Brady, Abigail, Douglas, Hayley, Michelle and Jessie. Sister of Ruth PORCHAK of Ingersoll. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three children Ruth Anne, Benny and Mary Jane McKILLEN, two brothers Reg GRIFFIN and Wally GRIFFIN and three sisters Margaret (Tiny) LANDICK, Alice McDOUGALL and Pauline GRIFFIN. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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

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PORR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-23 published
RODGERS, Janet Mizpah (née LITHGOW)
On Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the Brantford General Hospital in her 79th year, Janet Mizpah RODGERS, (née LITHGOW.) Beloved wife of the late Doctor C. Lawrence 'Larry' RODGERS (2003.) Much loved mother of Marianne and Wayne GOODFELLOW, Eugénie and Thomas PORR, Melanie RODGERS, and Christopher and Gail RODGERS. Loving grandmother of Sebastian, Nigel and Mizpah GOODFELLOW, Jason and Miranda PORR, and Charlotte and Mary RODGERS. Dear sister of Marnie DE PENCIER and the late Charles LITHGOW. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Upon graduation from Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Janet entered nursing school at Sick Children's Hospital. Soon afterwards, she met Larry and one month later, they became engaged. Together they enjoyed fifty-two years of marriage, raising four devoted and adoring children, encouraging each to follow their own distinct paths. Janet adored her grandchildren and showered her vast knowledge and generosity upon them accordingly. In her many years as a resident of Brantford, Janet touched the lives of many people. In return, she was blessed by the Friendship and devotion of many people from all walks of life. The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of the Brantford General Hospital, Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and attention. The family will receive Friends at McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 4: 00 p.m. If wished, memorial donations to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Brantford Building Fund or the Brantford General Hospital would be gratefully appreciated. McCleister (519) 758-1553 www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca

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PORTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-22 published
SEELEY, Mary Louise
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Mary Louise SEELEY of Strathroy and formerly of Glencoe in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late William SEELEY (1951.) Survived by her daughters, Marjorie (Ken) WOOLNER, and Mary (Randy) BARNES and daughters-in-law, Bonnie SEELEY and Maxine PORTE. Also survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and one brother-in-law, Lawrence and one sister-in-law, Elva and many nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by four sons, Charles (1950), Lawrence (1992,) William (1997) George PORTE (2000) and daughter-in-law Beatrice PORTE (1981.) Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 23 at 11 a.m. Rev. Kenji MARUI officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or the Humane Society.

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PORTELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-23 published
D'ONOFRIO, Frederick
At Toronto, on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, passed away peacefully after a long and happy life in his 101st year. Loving husband of the late Rose PORTELLA. Dear father of Zina (Michael,) George (Cynthia) and Diane (Brent). Dear grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 2. Brother of Mario, John and Joe and the late George, Rocco and Laetitia. The family wishes to thank the caring staff and his family of Friends at Wellesley Central Place for their Friendship and care. Private family funeral. Donations in Fred's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2R5. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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PORTELLI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
GENNO, Stanley James " Jim"
After a courageous battle with cancer, at his home, Wednesday, May 7, 2008, Stanley James "Jim" GENNO, of R.R.#2, Crediton, age 66. Beloved husband of Lucille "Lu" (CAYER) GENNO. Loved father of Anita and Steve DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of Glen Morris, Kelly GENNO and fiancee Natalie BARISIC of Oshawa and Carrie GENNO of London. Loving grandfather of Lindsay DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and fiance Kevin KERKHOF, Penny and Andrew COYLE, Jaa-Dee MOERMAN, Tasha MOERMAN and Ronnie GENNO. Great-grandfather of Savannah COYLE. Dear brother and brother-in-law of John and Martha GENNO of Hastings and Frank MacLENNAN. Remembered by Lucille's family Stella CORMIER and daughter Lisa of Mississauga, Sylvia and Sam PORTELLI of Thornhill, Lillian and Edward STEEL of Oshawa and many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his sister Susan MacLENNAN, parents Robert and Lois (GADSDEN) GENNO and brother-in-law Albert CAYER. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. Mr. Ken KREUTNER of Kitchener officiating. Interment Queen of Peace Cemetery, Aylmer. If desired, memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre, Canadian Wildlife Federation, South Huron Hospital Campaign Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-16 published
PORTEOUS, Janet
In loving memory of my wife, Janet, who passed away 10 years ago.
- Love, your husband, Jack.
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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-16 published
PORTEOUS, Janet
In loving memory of our dear mother, mother-in-law and gramma, Janet, who passed away, January 17, 1998.
Ten years have passed since that sad day,
when the one we loved was called away,
God took her home, it was his will,
Within our hearts, she lives still.
- Sadly missed by Elaine, Don, Crystal and Brad McLEAN.
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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-25 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Isabel Mary (née WINTERS)
Peacefully at home on Saturday June 21, 2008 in her 75th year, of Collingwood, formerly of Duncan. Beloved wife of the late Murray THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Loving mother of Shelley (Ron) GIBBONS of Ravenna, Ron of Red Deer, Alberta, Barb (Dave) BLAIR of Brampton and Debbie (Kacey) LEGGE. Lovingly remembered by brothers Ken (Manon) WINTERS and Jack (Margaret) WINTERS of Singhampton, and sister Evelyn PORTEOUS (late Ross) of North Bay. Predeceased by parents Percy and Velma WINTERS and sister Lillian (Francis) EDWARDS. Dear sister-in-law of Lois (late Goldie) PATTISON of Owen Sound, Bessie (Marshall) SAUNDERS of Meaford, Joan (late Gary) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Markdale, and Ken (Anne) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Guelph. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews, their families, and special friend to many. Based on Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Tuesday, June 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service to follow on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital Oncology, Cancer Care Clinic in Barrie or to the Charity of your Choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-07-16 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Isabel Mary (née WINTERS)
Isabel, who passed away June 21, 2008, was born on April 2, 1934 to Percy and Velma WINTERS of the Gravel Road in Osprey Township. She attended Tryon College in her early years and graduated from Flesherton High School at age 16. On June 18, 1955 she married Murray THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, son of Ernie and Minnie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Duncan, and in 1967 they moved to the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON Family Farm with their four children, where they resided for many years.
Murray predeceased her in 1987. In 1999 she left the farm and eventually settled in Collingwood where she was proud to be a volunteer at the Collingwood Hospital for the past five years.
Her many interests included Friends, family, church socials, sports, music, mini-trips, card games, and especially her grandchildren Ryan GIBBONS and Kristen LEGGE.
In addition to her grandchildren, Isabel is survived by her children Shelley (Ron) GIBBONS of Ravenna, Ron of Red Deer Alberta, Barb (Dave) BLAIR of Brampton, and Debbie (Kacey) LEGGE of Feversham. She is also survived by her sister Evelyn (late Ross) PORTEOUS of North Bay, her brothers Ken (Marion) WINTERS and Jack (Margaret) WINTERS of Singhampton and was predeceased by her sister Lilllan (late Francis) EDWARDS. In addition she is survived by her in-laws Lois (late Goldie) PATTERSON of Owen Sound, Bessie (Marshall) SAUNDERS of Meaford, Joan (late Gary) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Markdale and Ken (Anne) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Guelph, along with her many nieces, nephews and their extended families.
She will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered, by her many Friends and family.
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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-23 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Isabel Mary (née WINTER)
Peacefully at home on Saturday June 21, 2008 in her 75th year, of Collingwood, formerly of Duncan. Beloved wife of the late Murray THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Loving mother of Shelley (Ron) GIBBONS of Ravenna, Ron of Red Deer, Alberta, Barb (Dave) BLAIR of Brampton and Debbie (Kacey) LEGGE. Lovingly remembered by brothers Ken (Marion) WINTERS and Jack (Margaret) WINTERS of Singhampton, and sister Evelyn PORTEOUS (late Ross) of North Bay. Predeceased by parents Percy and Velma WINTERS and sister Lillian (Francis) EDWARDS. Dear sister-in-law of Lois (late Goldie) PATTISON of Owen Sound, Bessie (Marshall) SAUNDERS of Meaford, Joan (late Gary) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Markdale, and Ken (Anne) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Guelph. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews, their families, and special friend to many. Based on Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Tuesday, June 24th from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Service to follow on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital Oncology, Cancer Care Clinic in Barrie or to the Charity of your Choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-20 published
WILSON, John Elwin
Passed away peacefully in Shelburne Residence on Wednesday, February 13, 2008. Elwin WILSON in his 80th year, beloved husband of 56 years of June (ACHESON) WILSON. Dear father of Lisa (Ivan) LANGERAAP of Tara, Philip (Debbie) WILSON of Dundalk and father-in-law of Larry KEATING (Annalisa PETERSON) of R.R.#4 Dundalk. Loving grandfather of Kerry (Chris) IRETON, Jonathon KEATING (Tabatha MICKS), Ginelle (Scott) MacDOUGALL, Brianne and Lindsey LANGERAAP, Brittany and Robert WILSON, and Jamie and Amanda PETERSON. Loving Great-Poppa of Catharyn and Kennedy IRETON and Rorey KEATING. Survived by brother-in-law James (Alice) ACHESON and sister in-law Doreen PORTER. Predeceased by daughters Catherine (1979) and Nancy KEATING (1996,) brothers Mervyn and Everett, sisters-in-law Leona and Venetta WILSON, brothers-in-law John DOLMER, Veryal JOHNSON, Doctor Tom PORTER and Lorne ACHESON, sisters-in-law Roma ACHESON, Lucille DOLMER and Erma JOHNSON. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service was held in the chapel on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 12 noon. Spring interment in Bethel Cemetery. Donations to Alzheimer's Society, Dundalk United Church or Dundalk Fire Department would be appreciated. Visitation took place on Friday from 2: 30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-27 published
WILSON, Elwin
The family of Elwin WILSON wish to thank Friends and relatives for the prayers, floral tributes, donations, phone calls, food brought to our homes at the time of Elwin's lengthy illness Appreciation to Norm JACK for his guidance and kind service Thank you to Rev. Janet ERIKSEN for her kind words. To Elwin's nieces for their music accompanied by Doreen PORTER. To his nephews acting as pallbearers and grandchildren as flowerbearers. Thanks go to Ted ACHESON for the eulogy he delivered of his uncle Elwin. To the Dundalk United Church ladies for the excellent lunch served. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
- June, Lisa, Phil and Larry and families.
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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-26 published
ALTON, Frederick " Fred" George
Lifelong Markdale resident and respected community leader Frederick (Fred) George ALTON passed away on March 12, 2008 at the age of 78. Visitation was held on March 14 at the May Funeral Home in Markdale. Fred's humour and passion for life were celebrated on Saturday, March 15 at Annesley United Church in Markdale. Rev. Mark R. WAUGH officiated the funeral service. He remembered Fred as a loyal member of the congregation who had the ability to spread laughter throughout the church. David FRIES acted as the Director of Music. Eulogies were given by Fred's daughter Mary Anne, his grandchildren Jackie BURNS, Gracie ALTON, and Sam McKEE, as well as his longtime friend and fellow Rotarian Jerry BARTLEY. Pallbearers were Stan BAKER, Jerry BARTLEY, Carl BENNINGER, Oscar BURNSIDE, Ernie NICHOLLS and Don PLETSCH as well as honourary pallbearers Paul HANERBACH, Erling PEDERSEN and Lloyd SEWELL. Grandchildren Gracie ALTON, Jackie BURNS, Anthony DURKACZ and Sam McKEE acted as flower bearers. Interment followed at Markdale Cemetery. Family and Friends shared their memories of Fred and enjoyed refreshments served by the Annesley Women's Ministry Network in the Annesley Fellowship Hall. Fred was the longest-serving member of the Markdale Rotary Club (49 years) and owned and operated Alton Pontiac Buick for 36 years before retiring in 1998. Fred acted as volunteer firefighter and fire chief for the Markdale Fire Department and attended every Markdale Street Frolic since 1938. Fred was married to his beloved wife Glenora McGEE for 55 years. He was the loving father of Mary Anne ALTON and Andy McKEE of Owen Sound, Glenn and Donna ALTON of Florida and Robert ALTON of Owen Sound. He was a special grandfather of Jackie BURNS and her husband Anthony DURKACZ, Sam McKEE and Gracie ALTON and great-grandfather of Nate DURKACZ. He was predeceased by parents Cecil ALTON and Annie STAPLES, brother Cecil (Sandy) ALTON and sisters Florence PORTER and Ruth BURNSIDE. Donations were made to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation and Annesley United Church Memorial Fund.
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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-26 published
WILSON, John Elwin
John Elwin WILSON passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Shelburne Nursing Home. Elwin was born in Melancthon Township on May 21, 1928. He was the second son of George and Florence (PALLISTER) WILSON. He was predeceased by his two brothers Mervyn and Everett. Elwin grew up on the family farm and got his education at Maybourne School.
Elwin married June (ACHESON) WILSON on Wednesday, June 27, 1951, the 33rd Wedding Anniversary of June's parents Stanley and Olive (McMILLAN) ACHESON. Their marriage took place at Bethel United Church.
Elwin began a career of trucking gravel in the cities of Brampton and Toronto shortly after their marriage and continued that career for 46 years until his retirement at the age of 71.
Elwin and June were the parents of Cathy WILSON, Nancy (WILSON) KEATING, Lisa (WILSON) LANGERAAP and Phillip WILSON. Elwin is predeceased by his daughters Cathy and Nancy, who both passed away from Leukemia.
After raising their children in Dundalk, Elwin and June built their home on property adjacent to the family farm where June was raised on the West Backline. They resided there for fifteen years, before moving into a new home in Dundalk in 2002. Elwin had a great interest and involvement in the betterment of his community. He was President of the Dundalk Service Club and when his health failed and he was no longer as active as he would like to have been, he was appointed the first Honorary Usher for Dundalk United Church.
Elwin took great pride and interest in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and their great-grandchildren and their activities. He loved to watch hockey games, figure skating, attend baptisms, weddings and graduation ceremonies for his grandchildren. He Will be very much missed by them.
Elwin's failing health forced him to spend numerous periods of time in Markdale Hospital due to complications from diabetes and hip surgery. It was troubling for his family to come to the realization that his care should be specialized and Elwin became a resident at Shelburne Nursing Home for the past three years. The onset of Alzheimer's disease may have robbed him of his memory, but it never took away his sense of humour. As aptly described by his nephew Ted ACHESON, " His last few years were more like living in a waiting room to eternity. All believers can take comfort that he is now with his Lord and Saviour just as it has been foretold."
A Celebration of Elwin's life was held on February 16, 2098 at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Dundalk United Church minister; Rev. Janet Eriksen and organist Mary Nicholls participated in the service. Nephew Ted ACHESON gave the Eulogy and all of Elwin's ten nephews were pallbearers. His nieces sang a beautiful "Gaelic Blessing" accompanied by his sister-in-law Doreen (ACHESON) PORTER. Elwin's grandchildren were flowerbearers. Spring interment will be in Bethel Cemetery.
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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-02 published
MAAS, John “Jack&rdquo
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Sunday, December 30th, 2007, at the age of 79 years, Jack MAAS of Southampton. Husband for 32 years of the former Sharen CAIN. Father of Murray and his wife Ann of Southampton, and Michelle and her partner Dan LOVE of Kincardine. Grandfather of Alison, Brian, Kimberly, and Austin. Brother of Ken and his wife Mae of Port Elgin, and Clarence and his partner Marilyn PORTER of Southampton. He is predeceased by his first wife Gladys, by his brother Karl, and by his sisters Norma FINNIE and Shirley WOODS. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) on Wednesday, January 2nd, from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Gordon WILLIAMS officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-05 published
HELLYER, Darlene Marie (née KARN)
Peacefully with her family by her side, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Friday morning, January 4th, 2008. Darlene Marie HELLYER (née KARN,) of Owen Sound, in her 50th year. Dearly beloved wife of William (Bill) HELLYER. Loving mother of Jason (Nicole) HELLYER, of Wiarton and Justin (Trina) HELLYER, of Hepworth. Proud grandmother of William, Makayla and Trey HELLYER. Dear sister of Marilyn (Ben) BROWN, of Petawawa, Larry (Marilyn) KARN, of Windsor, Leone RINGEL, of Owen Sound, Linda (Al) LEONARD, of Windsor, Phyllis VAN- NIEDEK, of Kingston, Jerry (Barb) KARN, of Windsor, Jack (Anne) KARN, of Fergus, Karen (Bill) JONES, of Shallow Lake, Sharen (Wayne) HEWITSON, of Walter's Falls, Terry (Lynn Stewart) KARN, of Shallow Lake and Sammie (Paula McGUINNESS) KARN, of Shallow Lake. Dear daughter-in-law of Mary HELLYER of Wiarton. Darlene will be sadly missed by her in-laws, Carol (Ron) BAIN, of Wiarton, Nancy (Rick) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, of Lion's Head, Jim (Carol SPRUNG) HELLYER, Kathy (Rick) GLASSCO, Ray (Debbie) HELLYER, Tracy (Jim) PORTER and Penny (Brian) MEPSTED, all of Wiarton. Predeceased by her parents, Sam and Elda KARN and her father-in-law, Roy HELLYER. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario (519-376-7492) on Sunday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. only. A Funeral Service for Darlene HELLYER will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, January 7th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, as your expression of sympathy.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-14 published
WILSON, John Elwin
Passed away peacefully in Shelburne Residence on Wednesday, January 13th, 2008. Elwin WILSON in his 80th year, beloved husband of 56 years of June (ACHESON) WILSON. Dear father of Lisa (Ivan) LANGERAAP of Tara, Philip (Debbie) WILSON of Dundalk and father-in-law of Larry KEATING (Annalisa PETERSON) of R.R.#4 Dundalk. Loving grandfather of Kerry (Chris) IRETON, Jonathon KEATING (Tabatha MICKS,) Ginelle (Scott) MacDougall, Brianne and Lindsey LANGERAAP, Brittany and Robert WILSON, and Jamie and Amanda PETERSON. Loving Great-Poppa of Catharyn and Kennedy IRETON and Rorey KEATING. Survived by her brother-in-law James (Alice) ACHESON and sister-in-law Doreen PORTER. Predeceased by daughters Catherine (1979) and Nancy KEATING (1996,) brothers Mervyn and Everett, sisters-in-law Leona and Venetta WILSON, brothers-in-law John DOLMER, Veryal JOHNSON, Doctor Tom PORTER and Lorne ACHESON, sisters-in-law Roma ACHESON, Lucille DOLMER and Erma JOHNSON. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service in the chapel on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 12: 00 noon. Spring interment in Bethel Cemetery. Donations to Alzheimer's Society, Dundalk United Church or Dundalk Fire Department would be appreciated. Visitation on Friday from 2: 30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-19 published
COOK, Barbara Mary Anne (née SWAYZE)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Friday evening, February 15th, 2008. Barbara Mary Anne COOK (nee SWAYZE,) of Tara, in her 72nd year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Milton COOK. Loving mother of Katherine MURPHY and her husband, Gerald, of Owen Sound, Virginia COOK, of Tara, Lillian COOK, of Hanover and Ronald COOK and his wife, Dawn, of Kilsyth. Proud grandmother of Carrie (Justin), Matthew, Jeff, Jenn, Sandra, Becky, Jessica, Ryan, Shawn and great-grandmother of Michaela PORTER. Barbara will be sadly missed by her sister, Dianne QUERENGESSER and her husband, Dennis, of Maryhill, and Lois SWAYZE and her husband, Ben HONG, of Sutton West. Predeceased by her parents, Ivan and Jenny SWAYZE. A Memorial Service for Barbara COOK will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Thursday, February 21st, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Heather DAVIES officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association as your expression of sympathy.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-23 published
DAILEY, Marion Alice (PATCHELL)
Peacefully at Lee Manor in Owen Sound Thursday afternoon February 21, 2008. The former Marion PATCHELL of R.R.#1, Kemble in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl DAILEY. Loving mother of Tom and his wife Gloria of R.R.#1, Kemble, Doug of R.R.#1, Wiarton, Don and his wife Wanda of R.R.#1 Kemble and Dave and his wife Brenda of R.R.#1, Wiarton. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Joanne BEATTIE (Chris), Raymond DAILEY (Dee), Andrea KESSLER (Jeremy,) Jennifer WILSON (Paul,) Ryan DAILEY (Amanda Gowan) and Denise THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Brandon) and step-grandmother of Linda MONK, Kathy BALLS, Jamie PORTER and Mike PORTER and her thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand_son. Dear sister-in-law of Orval DAILEY of St. Catherines. Predeceased by her daughter-in-law Sharon DAILEY, two brothers Bill and Verral PATCHELL and two sisters Edna CURRIE and Mabel HERRON. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Deborah MURRAY officiating. Spring interment Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake. Memorial contributions to the Kemble United Church or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Marion by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-13 published
ALTON, Frederick " Fred" George
In his home town of Markdale, on Wednesday March 12, 2008, Frederick George ALTON of Markdale in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Glenora ALTON (McGEE.) Loving father of Mary Anne ALTON and Andy McKEE of Owen Sound, Glenn and Donna ALTON of Florida and Robert ALTON of Owen Sound. Special grandfather of Jackie BURNS (Anthony DURKACZ,) Sam McKEE and Gracie ALTON. Great-grandfather of Nate DURKACZ. Predeceased by parents Cecil ALTON and Annie STAPLES, brother Cecil (Sandy) ALTON and sisters Florence PORTER and Ruth BURNSIDE. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Friday March 14th from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. South, Markdale on Saturday March 15th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. In appreciation of the support received, the family welcomes donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or Annesley United Church Memorial Fund.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-01 published
SHIER, Rhoda Jane (née PORTER)
Peacefully at the Kelso Pines Retirement Lodge in Owen Sound on Monday March 31, 2008. In her 99th year, Rhoda Jane Shier (née PORTER,) beloved wife of the late Allan SHIER. Dear sister of Earl PORTER, Evelyn WILLIAMSON and Clayton PORTER and his wife Betty. Fondly remembered by her extended family. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday April 2 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Rev. Ted CREEN officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-07 published
WELTON, Kathleen “Kay” (née PORTER)
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Monday, May 5th, 2008. Kathleen Marie WELTON (née PORTER,) of Owen Sound, in her 84th year. Dearly beloved wife of Charles “Chuck” WELTON. Loving mother of Ted WELTON and his wife, Diane, of Guelph and Terry WELTON and his wife, Donna, of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of Kevin WELTON, Candice HOPKINS and her husband, Jason and Adam WELTON and great-grandmother of Cole HOPKINS. Dear sister of Mary PRESSEY and her husband, Brian CRAWFORD, of Owen Sound and Les PORTER, of Goderich. Dear sister-in-law of Vern SCHLEEN and Jolly SCHELL, both of Owen Sound and Ruth QUESNEL, of Port Colborne. Predeceased by her parents, Bert and Olive PORTER and her sister, Helen SCHLEEN. A Funeral Service for Kathleen WELTON will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Thursday, May 8th, 2008 at 3: 30 p.m. with Pastor Mark LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY officiating. Visitation two hours prior to service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation - the Palliative Care Unit, as your expression of sympathy.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-28 published
GORHAM, Nyla Marie
Born in Ridgeway, Ontario, 78 years ago, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Predeceased by parents, Gertrude and Hebert GORHAM of Ridgeway and sister Mary Ann PORTER of Peterborough. Survived by brother-in-law Ron PORTER of Peterborough and cousins in London, Ottawa, Buffalo and the Niagara area. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 29, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, Ontario, (519-641-1793.) Service conducted by Reverend Kevin STEEPER, Elmwood Presbyterian Church, followed by a time of remembering and refreshments at Westview Funeral Chapel. Burial of cremated remains in Ridgeway Cemetery in the spring. Nyla was a graduate of the University of Guelph in Home Economics, the Ontario College of Education and had a Masters degree from Cornell University. If desired memorial donations may be given to the Cardiac Fitness Institute, 800 Commissioners Road East, P.O. Box 5010, London, Ontario N6A 5W9. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-24 published
GOWAN, Bernice Leone " Penny" (née PORTER)
Peacefully at University Hospital, London, after a lengthy illness, Bernice Leone "Penny" (PORTER) GOWAN of Stratford and formerly of London. Predeceased by her husband Douglas, her parents Muriel and Cecil PORTER and her brother Bob PORTER. Survived by her children Brian (Joan) GOWAN, Randy (Charmaine) GOWAN, Rick (Michelle) GOWAN, Sue (Dennis) KEATING, Mike (Leah) GOWAN and Terry (Andrew) LEFOR. Loved by her grandchildren Jared (Heather,) Janelle (Morgan,) Stephanie (Joel), Brent (Laura), Renee, Alanna (Adam), Chad, Jesse, Craig, Celina (Darrin), Brittny, Doug, Jenna, Sinclair, Savannah, Riley and Reid. Also survived by her 9 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Judy PORTER and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London, on Monday, May 5th at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
GOWAN, Bernice " Penny" (née PORTER)
Peacefully at University Hospital, London, after a lengthy fight with cancer, Bernice "Penny" (PORTER) GOWAN passed away April 22, 2008 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas GOWAN and dear daughter of the late Muriel and Cecil PORTER. Predeceased by her brother Bob PORTER, and survived by sister-in-law Judy PORTER. Dear mother of Brian GOWAN and his wife Joan, Randy GOWAN and his wife Charmaine, Rick GOWAN and his wife Michelle, Sue KEATING and her husband Denis, Mike GOWAN and his wife Leah, and Terry LEFOR and her husband Andrew. Also loved by her grandchildren Jared and Heather, Janelle and Morgan, Stephanie and Joel, Brent and Laura, Renee, Alanna and Adam, Chad, Jesse, Craig, Celina and Darrin, Brittny, Doug, Jenna, Sinclair, Savannah, Riley and Reid. Also survived by her 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by family Monday May 5th from 5 to 6: 30 p.m. with memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-07 published
PORTER, Jack
At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Monday, May 5, 2008 Jack PORTER, 77 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of Pat (née NEATHWAY,) Dear father of Heather LINDSEY of Sarnia, and the late Jackie CHIVERS and Leslie PORTER. Dear step-father of Lyle and Doreen POWELL of Petrolia, Rick and Carol POWELL of Oil Springs and Cindy LEBLANC of Sarnia. Dear brother of Sandra SAINT_JEAN of Sarnia. Dear brother-in-law of Ruth WHITLOCK and Lois RACHER of Petrolia, Pearl FOX of Sarnia and the late Nellie MORNINGSTAR and Fred NEATHWAY. Also survived by twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation and may be arranged by calling the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at 519-882-0100. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com.

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

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-02 published
POWELL, Edna (PORTER)
At her residence on Saturday May 31, 2008. Edna (PORTER) POWELL of Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock in her 93rd year. Wife of the late William "Bill" POWELL (2006.) Mother of Richard of Edmonton and grandmother of Michele, James, Jason, Kimberley, also living in Edmonton. Sister-in-law of Margaret (POWELL) TREZISE of Woodstock, George and his wife Bertha of Newfoundland, Laurie and his wife Joan of Woodstock, Charles "Chuck" and his wife Dale of Ottawa. Also many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother and father, five sisters and three brothers. Edna was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Monday June 2, 2008 from 7-9 p.m., where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, London. Contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-16 published
RENTNER, Charles Leslie " Les'
Passed away peacefully, at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood on Wednesday January 9th, 2008 in his 77th year. Les, beloved husband of Doreen. Loving father of Gladys and her husband Robert GILLIES of Stroud and Linda and her husband Jack BENNETT of England. Dear grandpa of Wayne, Ken, Miles, and the late Michael and great-grandpa of Alyssa and Robbie. Brother of Harvey and his wife Nancy of Batteaux and the late Isobel McDUFFY, Shirley PORTER, and Joan MILLER. A funeral service was held at 6th Line Brethren in Christ Church, on Saturday January 12th, 2008, at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment at 6th Line Brethren in Christ Cemetery. Donations to Stayner Brethren in Christ Student Ministries would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood, www.chattersonfuneralhom.com
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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
EVENS, Mary Edith (formerly HAMMOND, née BUCKLIN)
Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend slipped away peacefully December 23, 2007 in Victoria, B.C.
Predeceased by husbands Reginald Ellery Percy HAMMOND and Clifford Wallis EVENS, sisters Velma, Adele, Margaret, brother Edwin. She leaves children Jean EDGE- PARTINGTON (John) of Creston, British Columbia, Glen HAMMOND (Catherine SCOTT) of Chemainus, British Columbia, Lynne HAMMOND of Ottawa, Ontario, grandchildren Michael EDGE-PARTINGTON, David EDGE- PARTINGTON, Robin EDGE- PARTINGTON, Chrissy HAMMOND and Ted HAMMOND, 8 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the last surviving member of the BUCKLIN family who emigrated from England to Rhode Island in the early 1600's.
The daughter of U.S. Consul-General George Augustus BUCKLIN Jr. and mother Emiline PORTER from Keene, Ontario, her extraordinary life began February 10, 1911 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Her childhood was spent in France, Germany, Mexico, Canada and New Zealand; she spoke 4 languages by the age of ten. She began playing the cello at age 9, later obtaining an M.A. in Music at Mills College, Berkeley. Her orchestral career included the Victoria Symphony in the 1950's (principal cello), Toronto Symphony 1961-70 (assistant principal cello), and Orchestra London 1970-79 (principal cello) while husband Clifford EVENS was music director. She was also on the faculty of University of Western Ontario. In the 1980's she played with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and Canadian Opera Company Orchestra In addition, she enjoyed playing in numerous chamber music groups throughout her long career. She earned the love and respect of colleagues wherever she played. Her passion for music was matched by her passion for life - she lived it to the fullest. Always positive and younger than her years, she was open to new adventures, whether they be travelling the world, horse backpacking, or trying water-skiing in her 70's.
Uncomplaining, she faced the challenges of her life with courage, strength, determination and humour. Her extensive far-flung family was vitally important to her. In turn, her warmth and selflessness endeared her to family and Friends, who often sought her wise advice. Her influence on succeeding generations is profound. Special thanks to the staff at Glenwarren, caretakers and Doctor Luckhurst for their devoted care. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Collegium Program at Victoria Conservatory of Music, 900 Johnson Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3N4 or National Youth Orchestra of Canada, 258 Adelaide St. #400, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1N1
A "Celebration of Life" will take place in the spring. Condolences can be sent to: www.firstmemorialfuneral.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-07 published
Mary EVENS: 96
Cellist Played In Concerts, And For Ballet And Opera
By Tom HAWTHORN, Page S10
Victoria -- Mary EVENS, a cellist who performed with symphony orchestras across the land during a long career, has died in Victoria. She was 96.
Her orchestral résumé included the Victoria Symphony as principal cello in the 1950s, after which she joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as assistant principal cello from 1961 to 1970. She was then principal cello for London Symphony Orchestra (now Orchestra London) until 1979. At each of these she was joined by her husband, Clifford EVENS, a violinist and conductor.
Mary Edith BUCKLIN was born on February 10, 1911, at Guatemala City, Guatemala, where her father, George Augustus BUCKLIN, Jr., was the American consul-general. Her mother, the former Emiline PORTER, hailed from Keene, Ontario, near Peterborough. Mr. BUCKLIN later served as a consul at Victoria, during which time his daughter won the gold medal for excellence in solo performance at the 1929 Victoria music festival.
Her childhood education owed more to Baedeker than to the ABCs, as she lived in France, Germany, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand. She spoke four languages by age 10, by which time she had already taken up the stringed instrument that would be her lifelong avocation as well as passion. She studied in London; Paris; Koblenz, Germany and in Seattle, Washington. Among her instructors was Kurt Reher, familiar to longhairs of a later age for having recorded with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.
She earned a master's degree in music at Mills College at Berkeley, California., and later held a position on the faculty of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario
After her husband's death in 1980, she played with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, as well as the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra.
Among her former pupils is Christopher SHARPE, who is the associate principal cello for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.
Mrs. EVENS died on December 23. She leaves a son, two daughters, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands Reginald Ellery Percy HAMMOND and Clifford Wallis EVENS. She was also predeceased by a brother and three sisters.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-08 published
PORTER, Michael
Those we love don't go way. They walk beside us everyday. Always loved and remembered, wife Julie, daughters Shelby, and Chantal. Mom and Dad Jean and Reg. (Duke) sister Robin and her sons Corey and Josh, brother Mark, wife Cathy, daughter Kaitlyn and son Colton, Friends and employees of R.F. Porter Plastering Co. Ltd.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-04 published
YOUNG, Mary Janet (née PORTER)
It is with shock and deepest sorrow that we announce the sudden death at the Prince County Hospital Summerside, Prince Edward Island on Saturday March 1st, 2008 of our beloved mother Mary Janet YOUNG, of Margate Road, Kensington in her 87th year. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 13, 1921 daughter of the late Richard Frederick and Anna Mary (MCINNES/MCINNIS) PORTER. Wife of the late Doctor Matthew Henry Vincent YOUNG. She is survived by her loving daughters Janet (Duncan) Hossack, Pamela YOUNG and (Mary YOUNG, deceased.) Grandsons Charles (Tracey) Coleman and (James Coleman, deceased). Great-grandchildren Victoria Coleman and Thomas Coleman. Sister Margaret Etienne and Sister-in-law Marion Porter. Predeceased by brothers Richard Frederick Porter II, Johnston Donald Porter and Hector McInnes Porter. Rested at the Davison Funeral Home Kensington where visitation was held on Monday. Funeral Tuesday in the Kensington United Church at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Indian River. If so desired contributions may be made to the Prince County Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 3000, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, C1N 2A9. www.davisonfh.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
SAVAGE, Dorothy Ruth (FROMOW)
Went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2008 in her 87th year after a long journey with Alzheimer's. Beloved wife of the late George SAVAGE (1999.) Loved mother of Ruth (John MILLER), Margaret (David SMYTH), Stephen (Kelly McKAY) and John (Margaret PORTER.) Grandmother of nine. Mom was one whose life sought to demonstrate the love of Christ. The funeral will be in Waterford at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. If desired, donations can be made to Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9 or Key Bible Clubs, 980 Adelaide St. South, Suite 34, London, Ontario N6E 1R3. www.thompsonmottfuneral.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-12 published
McCUTCHEON, Susan
Our beloved Susan passed away on April 10, 2008, at age 69, in London, England, after a recurrence of melanoma. She was surrounded by daughters Susan-Eva and Jessica PORTER, beloved husband Bob BENJAFIELD, and Bob's family. Susan spent the last few months of her life enveloped in the love of her family and many Friends, providing strength and courage to all. Susan was the daughter of the late Eva and Wallace McCUTCHEON of Toronto, and sister of James, Frederick, Douglas and the late Barbara McCUTCHEON. She is survived by three generations of the McCUTCHEON and Porter families in Canada; by step children Richard and Jackie BENJAFIELD and their spouses; and step-grandchildren Samuel, Robin and Rueben BENJAFIELD of Guilford, England. Susan was a teacher by training and spent many years involved in the health care and social services community in Toronto. As one friend noted, she was a tireless spokesperson for the rights of women. Susan was Chairman of Women's College Hospital from 1985 to 1988 and served on the Royal Commission for New Reproductive Technology during the early 1990s. She was actively involved and committed to the Palliative Care Foundation and the Childbirth Education Association, and she also served for a time on the boards of Jessie's Centre and the Toronto Zoo. Susan moved to England permanently in 1994 to be with her husband Bob, living first in Cornwall and then in Wimbledon, where she and Bob created a life full of music, travel, happy companionship, and hospitality. She spent her final years devoting her energy to mentoring members of a spiritual fellowship, which gave her a profound sense of purpose and meaning. Throughout her life she loved others as they loved her, with compassion, kindness, and fidelity. Her greatest legacy was her capacity for abiding Friendship, and thus she will be mourned and missed by many. A memorial service in celebration of Susan's life will be held in Toronto in mid-May, details to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites Susan's Friends to make anonymous donations to charities of their choice.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-14 published
PORTER, Michael
A Heart Of Gold Mike passed away February 10, 1996 Mike Would Have Been 45 This Year. Always Loved And Missed By His Family And Friends.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-10 published
HAMILL, Andrew Thomas
(May 1, 1928-June 8, 2008)
Peacefully at Toronto General Hospital on Sunday, June 8, 2008. son of the late John and Rose Ann HAMILL of Toronto. Loving father of Wayne HAMILL (Vicki) of Vancouver and Gary HAMILL (Oriana) of Mississauga. Proud grandfather of Clayton, Sydney, Conor and Ethan. Adored husband and dearest friend of Donna HAMILL (GORBOLD.) He will be greatly missed by his family, Friends and his best pal, Brit. Andy attended Saint Michael's College School where he played football and hockey and developed his lifelong love of sports. His working life was spent in the Hospitality Industry with associations with Carling O'Keefe Breweries, Henninger Breweries and Gilbey Canada. The family would like to thank Doctor Gary LEVY, Director of the Multi Organ Transplant Programme at the Toronto General Hospital and Transplant Surgeon Doctor Mark CATTRAL. Also Dr. Judith MILLER and Eveline PORTER of the Renal Programme at Toronto General Hospital and Doctor OREOPOULOS and Glady GARCIA of the Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit at Toronto General Hospital. Also many thanks to Doctor Christine ELSER at Princess Margaret Hospital. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere, east of Jane subway) on Thursday, June 12, 2008 from 11 o'clock until time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 1 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Toronto General Hospital or the Toronto Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. What a long and courageous run it has been.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-05 published
GRAHAM, Mary Louise (née PORTER) B.A., L.L.B.
Retired Teacher Toronto District Separate School Board
Passed away peacefully on Thursday July 3, 2008 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital with her family at her side in her 66th year. Loving daughter of Angela and the late John PORTER, loving wife of Tom and dear mother of Martha (Brian) McKELVEY, Jeanette (David) WEST, Thomas (Diana) GRAHAM, Edward and Douglas GRAHAM. Proud and loving grandmother of Graham, Veronica and Samantha McKELVEY, Connor WEST, Braeden and Paige GRAHAM, Sterling and Shaughnessy GRAHAM.
Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street S., (Hwy #10) Brampton from noon Wednesday until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Reception to follow at Brampton Armory. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetic Association would be deeply appreciated. Condolences may be sent to mary.graham@wardfh.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-05 published
WILSON, John
Passed away in Ottawa on Wednesday June 25th, 2008 at the age of 88.
Although I was born on December 21, 1919, life for me really began when I met and married my late wife, the Honourable Bertha WILSON, and ended when she died on April 28th, 2007. Since that time life has been kind of a shadowland, punctuated with memories of a wonderful partnership, where we shared joys and sorrows, disappointments and triumphs. In the years of our earthly pilgrimage we have met and enjoyed the Friendship of some very fine people, and discovered unique acquaintances in surprisingly unexpected places. Our declining and final years were enlightened and sustained by the devotion of two loyal and exceptional caregivers: Beverly EDWARDS and Sherlyn PORTER. My funeral arrangements are private and after cremation my ashes will be deposited in Beechwood Cemetery.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-09 published
WILSON, John
Passed away in Ottawa on Wednesday June 25th, 2008 at the age of 88.
Although I was born on December 21, 1919, life for me really began when I met and married my late wife, the Honourable Bertha WILSON, and ended when she died on April 28th, 2007. Since that time life has been kind of a shadowland, punctuated with memories of a wonderful partnership, where we shared joys and sorrows, disappointments and triumphs. In the years of our earthly pilgrimage we have met and enjoyed the Friendship of some very fine people, and discovered unique acquaintances in surprisingly unexpected places. Our declining and final years were enlightened and sustained by the devotion of two loyal and exceptional caregivers: Beverly EDWARDS and Sherlyn PORTER. My funeral arrangements are private and after cremation my ashes will be deposited in Beechwood Cemetery.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-12 published
WILSON, John
Passed away in Ottawa on Wednesday June 25th, 2008 at the age of 88.
Although I was born on December 21, 1919, life for me really began when I met and married my late wife, the Honourable Bertha WILSON, and ended when she died on April 28th, 2007. Since that time life has been kind of a shadowland, punctuated with memories of a wonderful partnership, where we shared joys and sorrows, disappointments and triumphs. In the years of our earthly pilgrimage we have met and enjoyed the Friendship of some very fine people, and discovered unique acquaintances in surprisingly unexpected places. Our declining and final years were enlightened and sustained by the devotion of two loyal and exceptional caregivers: Beverly EDWARDS and Sherlyn PORTER. My funeral arrangements are private and after cremation my ashes will be deposited in Beechwood Cemetery.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
MADSEN, Belle Noreen
(July 4th, 1914-March 8th, 2008)
It is with great sadness that Belle MADSEN in her 94th year passed away suddenly at Southlake Regional Health facility in Newmarket, Ontario, on Saturday morning, March 8th. Belle MADSEN departed from this life surrounded by her loving and devoted family, daughters Marcia (Jim PAERG,) Stephanie (John BEAUPRE) and sons Malcom and Rocky (Bridgitte LINNANE.) Grandmother of Steven BOWLES, Jamie BEAUPRE, Luke BEAUPRE, Brooke MULLINS and Adam MADSEN. Belle is also a great-grandmother to Robert BOWLES and Lone MULLINS. Belle was a beautiful, elegant, strong and vibrant self-reliant woman. Among other duties of charity work was also the past President of the Mining Woman's Association. Wife of the late Marius K. MADSEN president and owner of Madsen Red Lake Gold Mines, Superior Sand and Gravel, Honey Pot Ski Resort and the Casa Marie Hotel in Jamaica. Belle MADSEN was a consistent source of energy and whether she was involved in running one of the many companies owned by our late father or hosting a birthday party she was always on the go. Toward the end of her life, Belle became passionate about playing card games. It was truly remarkable how sharp her mind was right until the end. Belle also leaves behind two very dear sisters: Jane SWAIN and Jo PORTER who will miss her persistent mothering as she was the older sister and always let them know that. As we say farewell to this generous, loving and energetic woman we are reminded of just how many people's lives she has touched. She was a matriarch and definitely stood out in a crowd and as everyone she knew would tell you, she never had a problem speaking her mind, you could never go wrong having her in your corner. Although it has been so hard and sad to have had to see her leave this life, she is at peace at last. Reconnecting with our father and brother, Dana who died much too young. We miss you so much mom and know we speak for so many others that have been touched by your entrance into their lives. One day we will all see you again and until then keep playing cards& you owe us a game! Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (2 lights south of Steeles). A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. in our chapel. Cremation to follow.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
PORTER, Lula Pearl Lula (née HUNTER)
(Retired Elementary Teacher)
Passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home on Mary Street in Lindsay on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Lula (née HUNTER) in her 98th year, was the beloved wife of the late Frank PORTER. Much loved sister of Roy and his wife Anita Hunter. Predeceased by her sisters Gerta, Mary and her husband Ward HERN and brother Glenn and his wife Ruby. Loving and respected aunt of many nieces and nephews and their families. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Friday, March 14th from 11: 00 a.m. until the time of funeral service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Norland. Memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PORTILLIA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
STEEVES, Simone
86 years, Suddenly at Hotel Dieu Hospital on July 2, 2008. Beloved wife of the Late Walter STEEVES (1994.) Loving companion of the Late Frank HERBERT (2007.) Loving Mother of Kirt STEEVES (Lois,) Launa GROULX (Ken) and Jody STEEVES, Dearest " Gagoo" of Heidi STEEVES, Eric STEEVES, Adam GROULX (Lyn), Carrie COUVILLON (Nathan), Justin GROULX (Jill), Amber COUVILLON (Billy) and Krystal COUVILLON (Chris.) Dear Great-Gagoo of Ava and Noah GROULX, Joshua THORNTON and Adrian MUSSON. Dear sister of Florence GAMBACORT, Yvonne COURTNAGE, Jane PENNER (Walter) and Linda PORTILLIA (Frank.) Dear sister-in-law to Estelle STEEVES. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Henry JOANNETTE and by her sister Mary ILLES. Special thank you to Pauline and Al BRKOVICH for all their love and support during the last twelve years. At Mrs. STEEVES request there will be no funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at Emmanuel United Church (1728 Lincoln Road) on Saturday July, 5, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Linda BLAIR officiating. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel United Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home and Cremation Centre.

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