REIDL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-05 published
BRADLEY, George
Suddenly in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Friday, February 29 2008 George BRADLEY in his 78th year, beloved husband of the late Joyce (STAFFORD) BRADLEY. Dear father of Judy (Bob) COPELAND of Barrie and Ruth Ann (Gary) VANALSTINE of R.R.#1 Proton Station. Loving grandfather of Kim COPELAND (Brent), Tracy (Tim) SALTER, Dorothy-Jo (Karl) REIDL, Christopher, Colleen and Mariann VANALSTINE and great-grandfather of Taylor COPELAND, Kirsten and Georgia REIDL. Survived by a brother Russell BRADLEY, three sisters-in-law Eileen BRADLEY and Mary and Jean STAFFORD. Predeceased by a sister Reta COPELAUD, brothers-in-law Alvin, Oscar, Carl (Scotty) and Bruce STAFFORD, Joe GREEN, J.D. KEATING and Nelson COPELAND and sisters-in-law Ruth GREEN, Marg, Fran and Reta STAFFORD. A Memorial Service will be held at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 2. p.m. Cremation with burial of ashes in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Dundalk Fire Department or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
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REIDL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-04 published
BRADLEY, George
Suddenly in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Friday, February 29th, 2008. George BRADLEY in his 78th year, beloved husband of the late Joyce (STAFFORD) BRADLEY. Dear father of Judy (Bob) COPELAND of Barrie and Ruth Ann (Gary) VANALSTINE of R.R.#1 Proton Station. Loving grandfather of Kim COPELAND (Brent), Tracy (Tim) SALTER, Dorothy-Jo (Karl) REIDL, Christopher, Colleen and Mariann VANALSTINE and great-grandfather of Taylor COPELAND, Kirsten and Georgia REIDL. Survived by a brother Russell BRADLEY, three sisters-in-law Eileen BRADLEY and Mary and Jean STAFFORD. Predeceased by a sister Reta COPELAND, brothers-in-law Alvin, Oscar, Carl (Scotty) and Bruce STAFFORD, Joe GREEN, J.D. KEATING and Nelson COPELAND and sisters-in-law Ruth Green, Marg, Fran and Reta STAFFORD. A Memorial Service will be held at The McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation with burial of ashes in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Dundalk Fire Department or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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REIDLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-26 published
BOWERS, Ardene Marion (née REIDLER)
Peacefully at Kelso Villa on Friday, January 25, 2008. Ardene BOWERS (née REIDLER) in her 84th year, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie but living in Owen Sound for the past 8 years. Loving wife of Rev. George BOWERS for 60 years. Cherished mother of Lynn BOWERS of Calgary, Alberta, Karen (Bill) LAMBKIN of Owen Sound and Cedric (Wendy) BOWERS of Red Deer, Alberta. Proud grandmother of Kristen (née LAMBKIN) (Tim) WEBER of Walkerton. Predeceased by her parents William and Florence REIDLER, brothers Raymond, Jim and Willis, sisters Margaret, Hilda, Esther, Norma, Isobel and Edith and a grand_son Bradley LAMBKIN. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Monday from 10 a.m. until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Spring interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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REIDY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-25 published
REIDY, Donald Bernard
Peacefully, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Mr. Donald REIDY of London in his 87th year. Dear husband of Thelma (née BAXTER) for 68 years. Loving father of Patricia COOK of Pueblo, Colorado and the late Mike REIDY (1990.) Loved father-in-law of Bonnie REIDY. Loving Grandpa to Miranda and her husband Al ELEMENT of Brantford, Wesley REIDY of Brantford, and Ryan COOK of Colorado and the late Jacqueline COOK (1997.) Papa to Emily, Jacob and Landon REIDY and Brandon, Nolan and Payton ELEMENT. Dear brother to Jean DICKER, of London, Patrick REIDY, of London, Violet HAWKES (Brian) of Texas, and the late John, Joseph, Kenneth, Madeline, Margaret and William. Mr. REIDY was a Veteran of World War 2, enlisted in 1939, served overseas from 1940 in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany and returned to Canada in 1945. He is a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Wiarton and the Kiwanis “Golden K”, Owen Sound. He is a descendent of one of the oldest Irish families of London. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 3 p.m. Reverend Frank MANTZ officiating. Legion Service on Friday at 7 p.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Brantford. Memorial donations to Hope International or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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REIDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-25 published
REIDY, Donald
Peacefully, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Mr. Donald REIDY of London in his 87th year. Dear husband of Thelma (née BAXTER) for 68 years. Loving father of Patricia COOK of Pueblo, Colorado and the late Mike REIDY (1990.) Loved father-in-law of Bonnie REIDY. Loving Grandpa to Miranda and her husband Al ELEMENT of Brantford, Wesley REIDY of Brantford, and Ryan COOK of Colorado and the late Jacqueline COOK (1997.) Papa to Emily, Jacob and Landon REIDY and Brandon, Nolan and Payton ELEMENT. Dear brother to Jean DICKER, of London, Patrick REIDY, of London, Violet HAWKES (Brian) of Texas, and the late John, Joseph, Kenneth, Madeline, Margaret and William. Mr. REIDY was a Veteran of World War 2, enlisted in 1939, served overseas from 1940 in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany and returned to Canada in 1945. He is a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Wiarton and the Kiwanis "Golden K", Owen Sound. He is a descendent of one of the oldest Irish families of London. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 3 p.m. Reverend Frank MANTZ officiating. Legion Service on Friday at 7 p.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Brantford. Memorial donations to Hope International or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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REIHL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
TIPPING, Grace Lillian (née LESLIE)
Peacefully, at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, May 18th, 2008, it is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Grace Lillian TIPPING (née Leslie) in her 76th year. Wife of John TIPPING of Thorndale. Mother of Jim and Darlene TIPPING of Thorndale, Dave and Debbie TIPPING of Ingersoll, Nancy and Randy BERG of Hickson, Peter and Kim TIPPING of Embro and Liz and Larry JACKSON of London. Grandmother of Brian TIPPING, Jen (TIPPING) and Dave ROSSER, Kevin and Vicki TIPPING, Steven and Hayley TIPPING, Brad and Emily BERG, Tammy BERG, Cassandra and Sarah TIPPING. Great-grandmother of Brandon and Miranda TIPPING, Brody, Nick, Megan and Jack ROSSER. Sister of Jack LESLIE of South Hampton, Don and Marg LESLIE of Exeter, Helen and Gerry VEALE of Strathroy and Ruth STEPHENS of London. Sister-in-law of Bill and Chris TIPPING of Thorndale. Predeceased by her parents Earl and Ruth LESLIE and siblings Bill LESLIE, Kae DUNNELL, Dorothy REIHL, Madge LESLIE and Joe and Frances BUCK (TIPPING). The visitation will be held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington Street South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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REILANDER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-02 published
GINDER, June Rosanna (HENDERSON)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 at the age of 82 years, the former June HENDERSON of Port Elgin. Wife of the late Adam (Gindy) GINDER. Sister of Mae and her husband Bill ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Toronto, Dorothy FIHN of Windsor, and Fred HENDERSON of Toronto. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008. A funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Church, 920 Wellington Street, Port Elgin on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father David REILANDER as celebrant. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The Port Elgin and District Lions Club will hold a memorial service in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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REILANDER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-11 published
JONES, Larraine Emilie (née JOHNSON)
Peacefully at her home, on Sunday, June 8th, 2008. Larraine Emilie JONES (née JOHNSON,) of Owen Sound, in her 72nd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Larry JONES. Loving mother of Sherri JONES, of Orillia, Mike JONES and Theresa LOWES and her husband, Andrew, both of Owen Sound. Loving grandmother of Corey JONES, Joshua and Kaitlyn LOWES. Sister of John JOHNSON, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth JOHNSON. A Memorial Service for Larraine JONES 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, June 12th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father David REILANDER officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey-Bruce Animal Shelter or the Heart and Stroke Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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REILLY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-29 published
JEX, Allan George
(Proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. No. 464, Chatsworth)
With his family at his side, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday, April 27, 2008. Al Jex of R.R.#2, Holland Centre in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Anneke. Dear father of Bill and his wife Diana of Smithers, British Columbia and Daran and his wife Kim of Chatsworth. Sadly missed by four grandchildren Seth, Griffin, Gabby and Kloey. son of the late Albert and Marion JEX. Also survived by two sisters Muriel and her husband Lorne REILLY of Lindsay and Dorothy and her husband Keith SHIER of Wilfrid. A memorial gathering will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. No. 464, Chatsworth on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 1 o'clock. Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. No. 464, Chatsworth or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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REILLY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-04 published
STEPHEN, Elizabeth " Betty" (née LYNCH)
Died peacefully at Georgian Heights, Owen Sound on Thursday, July 3, 2008. Betty STEPHEN (née LYNCH) formerly of Chesley, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late John STEPHEN. Loving mother of Glenna REILLY of Owen Sound and Eleanor (Jim) PURDIE of Kitchener. Cherished grandma of Colin (Kelly), Kevin (Jodi), Scott, and Peter and great-grandma of Maya Elizabeth PURDIE. Also survived by her brothers Andrew and Matthew LYNCH, both of Scotland, sisters-in-law Vivian SCHOPF, Vera LETTAU and Pearl STEPHEN and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Elizabeth, son-in-law Jerry REILLY, sister Annie DOCHERTY and brothers-in-law Alex STEPHEN, William LETTAU, Addie SCHOPF, Harry STEPHEN and Donald McCOLEMAN. Cremation has taken place. Private family burial at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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REILLY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-11 published
REILLY, James Hamilton
Of Marmora, Ontario, passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Stroke Unit, on Wednesday May 7, 2008, in his 79th year. Jim was predeceased by his parents, the Late James and Marie REILLY; by brother Donald; and by one son Eric. Beloved husband of 58 years to Della Marie REILLY (née ANDERSON,) formerly of Windsor. Dear father of Mary Lou McINROY, of Marmora; William (Brenda) of Windsor; Robert (Anna), of Sarnia; Paul, Jeffrey (Annelie,) and Timothy (Shannon ROSE) REILLY, all of British Columbia. He was also loved by 13 grandchildren: including Brieanne REILLY, of London, Ontario; Braeman REILLY, of Windsor; Erin REILLY- JOHNS, St. Augustine, Ontario; and Kaitlin, Brenna and Cara REILLY, all of Sarnia. He is also survived by 6 great-grandchildren, including Jeshua and Gatlin REILLY, of Windsor. Also surviving are two brothers: Richard, and William; several nieces and nephews, and his favorite uncle, Leonard REILLY (age 96) of Toronto, a former Member of Provincial Parliament and Speaker of the House. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (toll free 877-256-3688). Visitation on Tuesday, May 13th, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place at Parkdale Baptist Church, 514 Sidney Street, Belleville, on Wednesday, May 14, at 1: 00 p.m. Pastor John TEDFORD officiating. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery. Corbyville. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate Memorial Donations to Parkdale Youth Ministries; UCB Christian Radio, or to Roadhouse Youth Ministries of New Song Church Windsor. All donations may be made through the Steele Funeral Home.

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REILLY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-25 published
POLLARD, May Elizabeth (née ROCHE) (1911-2008)
Passed from death unto life at Riverbend Place, Cambridge, Ontario. On Sunday, February 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late George POLLARD (2006.) Beloved mother of Brian (Gail) Ibiza, Spain, Judith (Rev. John SMITH) Hamilton, Ontario. Janice (Robert ROWE) Kingston, Ontario. Survived by her sister Mabel REILLY of Oshawa, her sister-in-law Bessie POLLARD of Preston and many nieces and nephews. Grandmother and great-grandmother of Nieves POLLARD, (Gaston DEZA,) and their daughter Jazmin, of Ibiza, Spain, Hayley Smith POST (Isaac) of Washington, D.C., Drew SMITH (Hamilton,) Jock SMITH (Hamilton), Travis (Susan) ROWE and their sons Miles and Everett of Belleville, Ben (Colleen) ROWE and their daughters Peyton and Katie of Belleville, Olivia Rowe OVENS (Jeff) of Kingston. May was a lifelong member of King Street Baptist Church in Preston, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cobourg for many years. Our Mom and Grandma will be greatly missed. Donations may be made to Riverbend Place, 650 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge, Ontario. N1R 7S6. Funeral Services will be held at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

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REILLY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-23 published
REILLY, Leonard McKenzie (1912-2008)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Jean and the late Beulah. Loved father of Lenore DEAVILLE and Lynne DENNIS and the late Lois KALYN. Step-father of Nick KUKULAN. Dear grandfather to Darcie, Denice, Deanne, Monique, Teri, Tom, Rick, Nancy, Laura and the late Colleen. Great-grandfather of Madeline, Elaine, Kim, Kate, David, Steve, Ashley and Stephen. Great-great-grandfather of Callie. Mr. REILLY represented the Eglinton Riding as an M.P.P. from 1962-1975 and later was Chairman of the Ontario Science Centre. He was well known as the owner of Reilly Lock. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 25. Service in the chapel on Monday, May 26 at 1 o'clock. In Leonard's memory, donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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REILLY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-22 published
Toronto member of provincial parliament became chairman of the Ontario Science Centre
Popular politician who started out as a locksmith never made it to cabinet at Queen's Park. His mistake was to back the wrong horse in a Progressive Conservative leadership race
By Godfrey HUDSON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- Len REILLY was elected four times to Queen's Park as an Ontario member of provincial parliament before losing favour when he voted against eventual premier Bill Davis in a Tory leadership race. He later became chairman of the Ontario Science Centre and helped put the institution front and centre on the world's museum stage. It was a heady career for a man who began his career as a locksmith.
He grew up as the 13th of 16 children of Protestant Irish immigrants who ran a grocery store after settling in Toronto. His mother was an active member of the Orange Order, and every July 12, the entire family would join in a march to celebrate the Protestant victory at the Battle of the Boyne in eastern Ireland in 1690. Later in life, however, he disassociated myself from what he saw as the bigotry that existed between Catholics and Protestants. "I always preferred to do things to bring people together rather than to separate them," he wrote.
Because the Reillys were devout Anglicans, there were many restrictions on the family's Sunday activities. They weren't allowed to play cards or shop. Respect the Sabbath and dress up, the children were told.
When Mr. REILLY was in Grade 10 and attending the Eastern High School of Commerce, he prepared a poster that was displayed at the Canadian National Exhibition. It read: "We never know for what God is preparing us - for what work on Earth - for what work in the hereafter. Our business is to do our work well."
The latter point became one of the themes of his life.
While in high school, he became keenly interested in debating. A friend recalled a debate in 1929 about the future of University Avenue, Toronto's downtown showpiece traffic artery. Matching wits with a pretty girl, Mr. REILLY argued that curves were very appropriate on girls, but not on roads.
Like most teenaged boys, Mr. REILLY was fascinated by cars. He was just 14 when he bought an old Ford with money he had earned from part-time jobs. Driver's licences were not required at that time.
Four years later, he bought his "pride and joy" - a 1927 Chevrolet. He used to look out of his bedroom window and "gaze in admiration at that great big car parked on the street below," he wrote. "Does it really belong to me?" Actually, it didn't. It belonged to him and General Motors Acceptance Corp., which helped him finance the sedan. He later wrecked it when he lost control on a gravel road and plunged down a hillside. Luckily, he was not injured.
Mr. REILLY's conduct as a teenager was by no means flawless. One Halloween, he took a rocking chair from a neighbour's verandah and hoisted it up a telephone pole. The next morning, the neighbour phoned. "Leonard," she said, "will you come over and take down the chair that you put up on the pole?"
After graduating from high school, he learned a trade from an older brother who set up Reilly Lock at the rear of a shoemaker's shop on Yonge Street. "I didn't have any formal training in locksmithing, but it came easily," he said.
At the time, the Depression was under way and he was fortunate to find work. "Jobs were hard to get and those who had jobs held on to them," he once recalled. "Twenty-five dollars weekly was a fair salary on which to support a family."
As business improved, the brothers moved to their own store on Yonge Street and later to an even bigger premises. Eventually, the company had 40 employees, 10 service trucks and - an innovation - motorized delivery scooters.
He used his spare time and earnings to pursue his interest in debating, devoting many hours to improving his communications abilities. He took night courses and went to New York to study.
Dale Carnegie, the famous American author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, asked Mr. REILLY, by then a recognized orator, to start a public-speaking class in Toronto. He declined because he planned to establish his own venture. The Reilly Institute of Public Speaking and Personal Development, created in 1943, was an instant success. It was promoted as "Canada's Only Specialized School in Public Speaking." Based in Toronto, branches were established in Hamilton and Peterborough. Six-week courses cost $50. "The ability to speak well is a priceless asset and the prime requisite of every leader," said one of its ads.
In 1947, Mr. REILLY made his first foray into the political arena. Running as an aldermanic candidate, he used his oratory to win six successive municipal victories - until 1962, when he was persuaded to seek a seat in a provincial by-election. Representing the Tories in Eglinton, he won by a mere 35 votes. A year later, after paying close attention to his constituents, he widened the margin in a general election. Homemakers were presumably pleased at a private member's bill he introduced, and had passed, permitting the sale of coloured margarine. Until then, they had to press open a bulging button laden with colour and mix it into the butter substitute.
In January of 1966, premier John Robarts made him deputy speaker, an appointment praised by Ontario New Democratic Party leader Donald MacDonald and Liberal leader Andrew Thompson, who described him as "a man of independent thought."
In 1967 and 1971, Mr. REILLY was returned to Queen's Park with even greater majorities. When asked for the secret to his electoral landslides, he replied: "My wife, Beulah. She is my best campaigner, my severest critic and my hardest worker."
His performance in the legislature had also earned the loyalty of voters. Again and again, he spoke forcefully about problems facing the small businessman - "the victim of heavier and heavier burdens constantly imposed upon him by governments." He also opposed "compulsory unionism" of closed shops as a form of discrimination.
All things considered, everyone expected Mr. Robarts to appoint him to cabinet. It didn't happen. Nor did it happen in 1971, when Bill Davis succeeded Mr. Robarts as premier. Mr. REILLY had supported someone else for the party leadership.
He hung in until just before the 1975 general provincial election, then decided not to run again. "Without assurance of a cabinet seat after serving the province faithfully and well from 1971, I decided to resign," he said.
He later dealt with the issue in a self-published memoir titled: Living the Life of Reilly: "Some Friends suggested that there were two reasons why Bill Davis didn't want to appoint me to the cabinet. First, I didn't support him for leader of the party. I supported Allan Lawrence." As well, "Roy McMurtry was a long-time close personal friend of Bill Davis. Roy had been unsuccessful contesting a previous election in Rosedale and thought Eglinton would be a safe seat for a Tory."
Nevertheless, he remained loyal to the party and supported Mr. McMurtry as his successor. Mr. McMurtry was later made attorney-general and went on to become one of Canada's top jurists.
By this point, Mr. REILLY had also given up his interest in Reilly Lock. After maintaining close contact with staff through the years, he supported the sale of the company to a U.S. firm, ADT Home Security, in 1972. The offer was just too good, and he said he would be willing to sell anything for a profit except his wife.
In 1978, Beulah died after undergoing a triple bypass operation. Mr. REILLY threw himself with enthusiasm into the chairmanship of the Ontario Science Centre, a position he had been offered by Mr. Davis. It was not simply a figurehead position - he helped raise the museum's international profile for seven years before leaving in 1983.
In 2000, he was diagnosed with cancer in his back. Three operations followed, after which he had to learn how to walk again. A former president of a local Optimist Club, he was confident he could beat it. His condition worsened after his 95th birthday. It became necessary for him to sleep in a chair rather than a bed, but he didn't complain. He adhered to the Optimist creed: "Look at the sunny side of everything."
As he looked back on his life, he was particularly proud of having organized the first Ontario Leadership Prayer Breakfast in 1970. It is now an annual event.

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REIMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-27 published
REIMAN, Tyrus "Ty"
On Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at his residence. Ty REIMAN beloved companion of Galila TURKIENICZ. Cherished family member and dear friend of Mark TURKIENICZ, Sarah TURKIENICZ, Eric, Ryan, David TURKIENICZ; Anna, Ed, Jennie, Jacob, Orly MORGAN; Rachael TURKIENICZ, Vadim, Margalit, Rebecca, Isaac, Ezra, Chava BYCHUTSKY; Eli, Ellen, Madeline, Oren TURKIENICZ. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Torah section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 18 Bayhampton Court, in North York. Memorial donations may be made to the Tyrus Reiman Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, or www.benjamins.ca.

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REINDERS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-23 published
FRASER, James Kenneth " Ken"
Friday, December 14 a funeral service was held to celebrate the 96 year life of James Kenneth FRASER. Ken passed away suddenly at Grey Gables, Markdale on December 11 with his wife of 71 years, Elva, by his side.
Ken was born on Lot 36, Concession 9 of Proton Township, September 4, 1911. He was the fourth son of James A. FRASER and Elizabeth WALTON, brother of Albert, Jack, Mel and Lena McQUARRIE, who have predeceased him. Ken attended S.S.#10 school and went on to graduate from King Edward High School in Dundalk. He married Elva HENDRY, daughter of William HENDRY and Emma PALLISTER on September 12, 1936 and took over the farm where he was born. Ken and Elva raised four children, Maxine, Margaret, Don and Harvey. In 1973 they retired from farming and moved to Dundalk. In 2003 Ken and Elva moved to Grey Gables, where Ken enjoyed the community of residents and care people there.
Ken was truly a man of the soil, he began farming, ploughing the fields with a one and two furrow plough and horses. He purchased his first tractor in 1945, with his father-in-law. During his time of farming he saw many changes. There was nothing fairer to Ken than a clean field of grain waving in the wind or a new born calf frolicking in the pasture, (especially if it was a shorthorn). His passion was farming, and he loved the land and took pride in what he could do with it. When he left the farm Ken worked for Gohcon, a farm tilling company, for a few years and found this enjoyable as he still worked with the land and had a chance to see many farms of the area. His vegetable garden and his roses were his pride and joy during his retirement time in Dundalk and kept him busy, when he wasn't lawn bowling, in the summertime.
Ken enjoyed a game of cards and was a regular visitor to the little card room in Dundalk. He was noted for introducing the euchre game pepper to Grey Gables. Ken took great interest in what was going on in the world and faithfully read the newspapers and watched the news. Quite often reminding his family of what was up in politics and clueing them in on things they should be aware of. He was always standing up for the agriculture community, even in the last three weeks of his life, when he took up the torch, that they should have butter on the tables at Grey Gables. So with a petition he went the rounds of the residents and staff and made a presentation to administration. It was received and butter was put on the tables. Ken being who he was went one step further and wrote a letter to Gay Lea congratulating them on their 50th anniversary, and of course informed them of what he had done at Grey Gables. He also made note that he had been on the United Dairy and Poultry Board which was the beginning of Gay Lea. A week after his passing a package came from Gay Lea with four pounds of butter and a 50th anniversary limited edition of a Gay Lea truck. This was Ken FRASER to the end.
Ken devoted not only his time to farm and family, but to his community and his church. He served 11 years as a director of the Dundalk Agricultural Society and a term as president, and was 4-H Calf Club leader during that time. One of his proudest moments of his later years was opening the 150th Anniversary of Dundalk Fair in 2005. He was a director on the Dundalk Co-Op, and a director on the Grey County Hog Producers. Ken was a trustee on Proton Township School Board, and seven years on Proton Township Council. He attended Knox Presbyterian Church at Ventry where he served on the board of managers, and also served as an elder of Erskine Presbyterian Church, Dundalk. After moving to Grey Gables, Ken was active on the residence council.
Rev. Mark DAVIDSON, minister of Erskine Church and Rev. John HOGERWAARD, former minister of Erskine, officiated at the service in Erskine Presbyterian Church, Dundalk. Service commenced with Psalm 100, a Psalm of thanksgiving. Hymns sang were "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me", "And Can It Be That I Should Gain" and "Beyond the Sunset". Scripture read by granddaughter Christine BUTLER was Psalm 23, 1st Corinthians 15: 55-57 and Romans 8:35-39. Rev. John HOGERWAARD gave a meditation "A Living Hope" that Hope being through Jesus Christ, and Him alone. Memories were given by grandchildren Shawn WALTER, Brent FRASER and son Harvey FRASER. Rob SCOTT, grand_son, sang "In the Bulb There is a Flower." Pallbearers were grand_sons, Brent FRASER, Shawn WALTER, Richard FRASER, Rob SCOTT, grand_son-in-law Henry REINDERS and great-grand_son Mark REINDERS. Flowerbearers were granddaughters, Christine BUTLER, Shelley KRAUTH, Shirley REINDERS and Julie BARRETT.
Ken leaves behind his wife Elva, daughters Maxine (Bob) SCOTT and Margaret (Ray) WALTER and sons Don (Cay) FRASER and Harvey (Terry) FRASER, nine grandchildren, predeceased by one, and nine great-grandchildren.
The many people who paid their respects at the time of Ken's passing would have been received with great appreciation by Ken. He was among a generation that there are few remaining. And many of them who have been great examples of lives well spent no matter what the challenge was before them. Harvey FRASER, youngest of the family, summed it all up when he said "Dad, you were one of a kind, and you leave big footsteps to follow".
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REINES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
MacPHERSON, Robert Bruce
Died peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto surrounded by all of his family on March 9, 2008. Robert at 65 years of age was the beloved husband of Marion MacPHERSON (née REINES.) Cherished father of Katherine, loving grandfather of Chloe and brother of James. A funeral service will be held at Saint Peter's Anglican Church, 240 College Street, Cobourg on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made by cheque to the Sunnybrook Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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REINGOLD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-15 published
COOPER, Jack
On Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Jack COOPER, beloved husband of Frances. Loving father and father-in-law of Ted and Jennifer, Marty and Fern, and Robert and Sylvia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sydney and Florence, Fritz and Max REINGOLD, Elsie and the late Mushy GREEN, and the late Rollie and Arthur BENNETT. Devoted grandfather of Jordan, John Lee, David, Josh, Joseph, Danielle, Zachary, and Jacob. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Adath Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 342 Spadina Road #301. Donations may be made to the Jack Cooper Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 www.benjamin.ca

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COOPER, Doctor Jack, D.D.S.
On Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Jack COOPER, beloved husband of Frances. Loving father and father-in-law of Ted and Jennifer, Marty and Fern, and Robert and Sylvia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sydney and Florence, Fritz and Max REINGOLD, Elsie and the late Mushy GREEN, and the late Rollie and Arthur BENNETT. Devoted grandfather of Jordan, John Lee, David, Josh, Joseph, Danielle, Zachary, and Jacob. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Adath Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 342 Spadina Road #301. Donations may be made to the Doctor Jack Cooper Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324
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REINHARDT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
REINHARDT, Beatrice L. "Bea" (née JEFFORDS)
A resident of Highgate, Beatrice (Bea) REINHARDT passed away at her home on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at the age of 79. Born in Orford Township, daughter of the late Morris and Stella FERREN) JEFFORDS. Beloved wife of Frederick W. REINHARDT for 61 years. Dear mother of Judy CLARK and her husband Morley of R.R.#2 Highgate, Barbara REINHARDT of Devon, Alberta, and John REINHARDT of London. Grandmother of Steven and Brenda CLARK, Gregory and Tracy CLARK, Sara NORRIS, Lisa NORRIS, Derrick REINHARDT, and predeceased by Walter and Melissa REINHARDT. Great-grandmother of Matthew, Andrew, Emily, and Riley CLARK. Sister of Isobelle and Charlie LETHBRIDGE of R.R.#2 Muirkirk. Bea was a member of Highgate United Church, the Highgate Women's Institute, the Friendship Club, and the Highgate Fair Board. She volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society for over 50 years, and the C.H.A.P. program for 20 years. She was also an Explorer Leader and longtime correspondent for the Ridgetown Dominion and Thamesville Herald newspapers. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from Noon until 1: 00 p.m. Funeral Service will immediately follow at the Funeral Home at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Gosnell Cemetery, Highgate. Donations in honour of Bea to the Canadian Cancer Society or Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance-Magnetic Resonance Imager Campaign would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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REINHARDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-20 published
YOUNDER, Bernard Joseph
Surrounded by his family, Bernie passed away peacefully at the age of 67 on May 14, 2008 at his home in Toronto. Born to Lisa and John YOUNDER (deceased) at Women's College Hospital on December 17, 1940, Bernie is lovingly remembered by his wife, Helen, his proud sons Michael (Colleen), John, and Matthew (Jennifer), their mother Susan, and Helen's children Scott YETMAN (Kathleen,) Christine BROWN (Steven,) and Caroleah REINHARDT (Mark.) Proud poppa to Jake, Hannah, Ethan, Christian, Charlotte, Clare, Caroline and James. Bernie attended Saint Michael's College School and was an active member of St. Peter 's Catholic Church where he served as an altar boy in his youth. Upon graduating from Ryerson University in 1965, Bernie went on to pursue a successful career at London Life with his father, becoming one of the first father and son insurance sales teams. In 1993, Bernie became Principal of TSSC Structured Settlements in Toronto, devoting the remainder of his career to improving the quality of life for those involved in life-altering accidents. Bernie was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Thornhill Golf and Country Club. He cherished fishing trips with his family and Friends, and looked for any opportunity to spend time relaxing on calm waters with a good bottle of wine. He was often quoted as saying, 'Life's too short to drink cheap wine.' A reception celebrating Bernie's life will be held at the Thornhill Golf and Country Club, 7994 Yonge Street, Thornhill on Friday, May 23rd from 5: 30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Donations in Bernie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto M4S 3B1. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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REINHARDUS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-01 published
UHRIG, William Henry
With grace and dignity, after a long and fruitful life, the family of William Henry UHRIG announce his sudden passing on Sunday, March 30, 2008, in his 90th year, at the Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Southampton, Ontario. Loving and devoted husband of the late Mabel Lange UHRIG. Much loved father of Sandra REINHARDUS and her husband Carel of Southampton, Bob and his wife Carol Ann of Grand Bend, Bill Jr. and his wife Dana of Milton and Judy MERRITT and her husband Colin of Waterloo. Outstanding grandfather to Keri Leggett DAVIES and her husband Brad of Dorchester, Jodi Merritt BARENDREGT and husband Chris of Ingersoll, David and girlfriend Julie of Guilford, Connecticut and Jessica UHRIG of Kitchener. The best great-grandfather ever to Kai and Annie DAVIES. Survived by brother, Norman of St. Catharines, by sisters, Merle, Mrs. Stan HARROD of Brantford and Marguerite, Mrs. Leslie SMITH of Hamilton, as well as brother-in-law Ernie LANGE of Sault Ste. Marie and sister-in-law Marjorie LANGE of Scarborough and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father John Henry, his mother Lulu Mae, brother Jack and sisters Vida, Mrs. Clarence WARE, Lorraine, Mrs. Wilfred REINHART, Beatrice, Mrs. Russell GIBBONS, and Madeleine, Mrs. Ted WILLIAMS. He is now reunited with his loving wife Mabel and his grand_son Andy UHRIG. He will also be sadly missed by his morning coffee clutch. Born and raised in Southampton, (Little Stratford), with the exception of his service during World War 2, Bill spent his entire life in the town of his birth. He spent 47 years in the furniture trade, working at Fitton Parker Furniture, and retiring in 1983. After retirement, Bill continued his artistic talents by building and selling handcrafted pieces of furniture in his own woodworking shop, while mentoring others interested in the trade. In later years, Bill became an avid collector of bygone era memorabilia. Bill was a private man, who loved a good joke, and who was intensely proud of his family, and mesmerized by his great-grandchildren. Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 155, in Southampton, for 62 years. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Wednesday April 2, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home on Thursday April 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. Private Interment at Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Southampton United Church or to Southampton Legion Branch 155. Southampton Legion Branch 155 will hold a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home, Wednesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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REINHART o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-07 published
MEYER, Robert " Bob" Leonard
Of Walkerton, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus, London on Friday, January 04, 2008. He was 68. Beloved husband of Carolyn (BRINDLEY.) Loving father of Kim and Steve LANTZ of Hanover and cherished grandfather of Brittany and Nathan. Dear brother of Marilyn (Gilbert) CLAERHOUT of London, Joanne DINEEN of St. Agatha, Cathy REINHART of Carrick Township, Gerry (Sue) of Hanover. He will be missed by brothers-in-law Ron (Sharon) BRINDLEY of Oshawa and Doug (Sue) BRINDLEY of Orangeville and many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his brother-in-law Bob REINHART and parents Leonard and Bernice (SCHMIDT) MEYER. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Walkerton. Interment in Walkerton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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REINHART o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-01 published
UHRIG, William Henry
With grace and dignity, after a long and fruitful life, the family of William Henry UHRIG announce his sudden passing on Sunday, March 30, 2008, in his 90th year, at the Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Southampton, Ontario. Loving and devoted husband of the late Mabel Lange UHRIG. Much loved father of Sandra REINHARDUS and her husband Carel of Southampton, Bob and his wife Carol Ann of Grand Bend, Bill Jr. and his wife Dana of Milton and Judy MERRITT and her husband Colin of Waterloo. Outstanding grandfather to Keri Leggett DAVIES and her husband Brad of Dorchester, Jodi Merritt BARENDREGT and husband Chris of Ingersoll, David and girlfriend Julie of Guilford, Connecticut and Jessica UHRIG of Kitchener. The best great-grandfather ever to Kai and Annie DAVIES. Survived by brother, Norman of St. Catharines, by sisters, Merle, Mrs. Stan HARROD of Brantford and Marguerite, Mrs. Leslie SMITH of Hamilton, as well as brother-in-law Ernie LANGE of Sault Ste. Marie and sister-in-law Marjorie LANGE of Scarborough and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father John Henry, his mother Lulu Mae, brother Jack and sisters Vida, Mrs. Clarence WARE, Lorraine, Mrs. Wilfred REINHART, Beatrice, Mrs. Russell GIBBONS, and Madeleine, Mrs. Ted WILLIAMS. He is now reunited with his loving wife Mabel and his grand_son Andy UHRIG. He will also be sadly missed by his morning coffee clutch. Born and raised in Southampton, (Little Stratford), with the exception of his service during World War 2, Bill spent his entire life in the town of his birth. He spent 47 years in the furniture trade, working at Fitton Parker Furniture, and retiring in 1983. After retirement, Bill continued his artistic talents by building and selling handcrafted pieces of furniture in his own woodworking shop, while mentoring others interested in the trade. In later years, Bill became an avid collector of bygone era memorabilia. Bill was a private man, who loved a good joke, and who was intensely proud of his family, and mesmerized by his great-grandchildren. Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 155, in Southampton, for 62 years. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Wednesday April 2, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home on Thursday April 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. Private Interment at Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Southampton United Church or to Southampton Legion Branch 155. Southampton Legion Branch 155 will hold a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home, Wednesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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REINHART o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-26 published
HUFF, Olive B. (née REINHART)
Went to be with the Lord, on Friday May 23, 2008. Olive HUFF (née REINHART) of Southampton in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Sam HUFF. Dear mother of Lois and her husband Dick ARMSTRONG of Venice, Florida and John (Jack) and his wife Colleen of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of Krista, Jeff, Penny, Jean, Wendy, John and of her 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Mary REINHART and by her 2 brothers, Wilfred and Vern. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Monday May 26, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Olive HUFF will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Pastor Peter STOPFORD will officiate. Interment Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Gideons or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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REINHART o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-21 published
BROWN, Miriam Katherine (née REINHART)
Peacefully, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Friday, July 18th, 2008, aged 93 years, at the Elgin Lodge Retirement Home, Port Elgin. She was predeceased by her husband Clarke, her sons, Rev. Douglas and Larry and by her parents, J. Wesley and Ethel REINHART. Miriam is survived by her beloved sister Joyce STOW of Southampton and her grandchildren Margo BROWN, Jennifer NORDEEN, Monique MARTIN and Annelise LOVELL. She will be fondly remembered by her four great-grandchildren, step-son Bryan JONES, nephew Rick STOW, niece Nancy STOW, great-nephew Stefan POHL, two great-nieces, the staff and residents at Elgin Lodge and by many cousins, neighbours, Friends, as well as her special friend and caregiver, Valerie FULHAM. Miriam will be remembered for her strong faith, zest for life, her terrific sense of humour and her fondness for her dog, Gordie. A Celebration of Miriam's Life will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 26th, 2008 in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, with Reverend Allan PERKS officiating. Private Interment of Ashes, Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Gideon Society or to the Charity of your Choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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REINHART o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
MacDONALD, Donald Amos
In his 86th year, surrounded by his family, went to join the Lord on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008. Beloved husband to Geraldine (née REINHART) for over 50 years. Loving father of Diane, Shirley (Terry) DAVIS, Sandra PETRIE, David (Brenda) and Gord. Cherished grandfather of Jeremy, Brianna, Stacey, Joshua, Katherine, David, Erica, Ashley, Trudy and Tyler and great-grandfather of Tristen. Survived by his sister Doris McCORMICK and his brother Jimmy MacDONALD. He was born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island on October 29, 1922. He worked in the coal mines before coming to Ontario. He is known for his love of music and his ability to play the guitar and many other instruments. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at Mary Immaculate Church, 1980 Trafalgar Street, on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alheimer Society, Childcan (for childhood cancer) or the charity of your choice. Heartfelt thanks to the McCormick Home Outreach Program and to all the nursing and support staff at Kensington Nursing Home. Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.

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REINHART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
Search for snowmobilers ends in tragedy
Bodies discovered under the ice as Lake Simcoe thaws with mild weather and freezes again in cold snap
By Anthony REINHART, Page A8
Virginia, Ontario -- At a time of year when it's too early to trust the ice, Darlene CAMERON took comfort when her husband, Willie, pledged to stay off Lake Simcoe on New Year's Day.
He'd just taken delivery of a 2008 Ski-Doo on December 21, and the 40-year-old father of two said he wasn't about to risk losing it, or harming himself, for the sake of catching a few thrills with his snowmobiling buddy, Steve DOCHERTY, 43.
When neither man returned home Tuesday night, any such comfort turned to fear. When their bodies were found under the lake ice off Georgina Island late yesterday, the fear turned to grief.
The discovery of the bodies sent a chill through an already frigid day of searching by York Region and Georgina Island police, firefighters, the victims' families, Friends and area residents, fuelled by the faint hope that somehow, some way, they would turn up alive and unhurt.
"They're responsible sledders, they're not idiots," Ms. CAMERON told Friends inside the Virginia Beach Marina and Restaurant, the unofficial community hub in the tiny settlement of Virginia, a few hours before the bodies were found. "I just can't figure out how two of them can disappear. Two of them."
But, when volunteer searchers on their own risky snowmobile foray found a helmet atop the ice off the island's northeast shore at 4: 45 p.m., police had their first firm clue that the men had indeed ventured far out onto the lake, despite uncertain ice conditions and whiteouts on Tuesday afternoon.
Police searchers descended from a helicopter shortly afterward and found the first body, using poles, in three to four metres of water. The second body was found at about 9 p.m.
It is believed the men fell into a patch of open water, and that the water then froze over as the temperature plunged overnight.
The changeability of conditions in what is still early winter only underscores the danger the men and their searchers faced throughout the ordeal, despite their extensive snowmobiling experience and familiarity with the area, said Sergeant John LOUGHRY, who conducted the search for York Regional Police.
"The ice is treacherous enough that at any given time somebody could be going through," Sgt. LOUGHRY said. "The lake is dangerous, and it's going to stay dangerous."
Ms. CAMERON had not expected her husband to encounter danger when he set off to meet Mr. DOCHERTY on Tuesday at about 12: 30 p.m. A few hours before the first body was found yesterday, she stood shivering by the lakeshore and recounted his last words to her.
"Do you mind me going out for a boot with Steve?" Mr. CAMERON asked his wife. "We're not going on the lake; it's not safe and you can't see a foot in front of you."
With that, the two men headed off, and were last seen travelling north along Sunkist Road - toward the lake.
The search effort included two search-and-rescue helicopters, one belonging to police and the other from Canadian Forces Base Trenton; several propeller-powered air boats, some equipped with heat-sensing infrared equipment; and a pair of police snowmobiles.
Dozens of area residents joined in on snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles to comb trails around the small settlement of Virginia, where both men lived, and nearby Georgina Island, home to the Chippewa First Nation, which sits in plain view about one kilometre offshore.
There was precious little to see on New Year's Day when the men headed off in whiteout conditions.
"It was horrible," said Felicia SISI, a server at the Virginia Beach Marina and Restaurant, on the waterfront where police placed their command post.
"You couldn't even see the island."
Like many here, Ms. SISI knew both men.
"They're my neighbours," she said. "One lives in front of me and the other one lives behind me."
Mr. DOCHERTY's rock band performed regularly at community events, and the CAMERONs came into the restaurant for breakfast most Sundays.
People here are well accustomed to severe winters, and to keeping close tabs on ice conditions, not only for recreational reasons but for practical ones - an ice road is the only link between Georgina Island and the mainland for much of the winter.
That road, however, follows a specific band of shallow water that freezes earlier than deeper waters nearby, as evidenced by the slushy ferry channel just west of it that remained in use yesterday.
"This lake is ever-changing," Sgt. LOUGHRY said.
When police put an airboat onto the ice just after midnight yesterday morning, the infrared sensor quickly began to measure wild variations in its thickness, "from open water to a foot thick," he said.
"Five miles straight out from here, you are on open water - or you were this morning," the officer said, noting yesterday's severe drop in temperature.
While Mr. CAMERON and Mr. DOCHERTY were universally described as responsible and experienced snowmobilers, police nonetheless had to include the lake in their search, based on the men's departure route from home.
"If you're last seen northbound on Sunkist Road, where do you snowmobile from there?" Sgt. LOUGHRY asked, before answering his own question. "At some point, you're going to use the lake."
Police also combed hundreds of kilometres of trails that lead from the nearby Pefferlaw River, a known destination for the two men in the past.
Mr. CAMERON was carrying a cellphone, but hadn't answered any calls since his wife began calling him about four hours after he left home.
With an array of television cameras rolling, her voice broke as she described what her husband and his friend were wearing, in hopes the information might yield clues to their disappearance.
"If anybody has seen them, Steve has a Yamaha coat; it's blue and white, it's brand new, he just bought it at the sled show this year," she said.
"Willie has a brand new Ski-Doo coat; it's yellow and black, mainly yellow with all the reflectors. It was brand new. I just bought it for him for his birthday, at the sled show."

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REINHART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
Stray bullet ended father's dreams of building a new life for his family
By Anthony REINHART with a report from Cassandra DRUDI, Page A1
In a neighbourhood nicknamed "airport" for all the Chinese newcomers it attracts, MAO Hou Chang had fast become a fixture on the sidewalks of Gerrard Street East, building his new life one orange at a time.
He could be found there most days, pointing customers to the best fruit in his bins in front of the Fu Yao Supermarket, a teeming hub for shoppers in Toronto's East Chinatown.
Thursday evening was no different, until just after dark. In the place where he made his modest living, Mr. MAO wound up dead in a blast of gunfire meant for someone else. A stray bullet hit him in the torso.
The death of 47-year-old Mr. MAO, the second killing of an innocent bystander in less than a week, sent a fresh wave of exasperation across Toronto, whose stone-faced mayor, David Miller, visited merchants before renewing his call for a federal handgun ban. It also echoed the Boxing Day, 2005, death of Jane CREBA, a 15-year-old caught in a shootout as thousands of shoppers clogged downtown Yonge Street.
Yesterday, as Mr. MAO's killer remained unknown and police made their presence felt on foot, in cruisers and on horseback, his community stumbled back to work amid a swirl of bitter winds and tough questions: Who did this? How could they? Why him?
"I think he had just come down in the front to take a look only" when the shots rang out, said William CHUI, who owns a bookshop near the grocery store. "He was shot down without any purpose."
The purpose of Mr. MAO's move to Canada two years ago was, by all accounts, a familiar one: to build a better life for his family. His 23-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter had joined him in Toronto, while his wife stayed behind in Fuzhou, a city of 2.6 million and capital of Fujian province on China's southeast coast.
His many customers knew him simply as "Mr. MAO," a quiet and likeable man with a helpful streak running through his hard work ethic.
"He's kind," said Trinh HUYNH, a neighbourhood resident for whom Mr. MAO would measure out lettuce into a plastic bag. "He's a very hard worker, even cold time he'd work outside," she said.
"We're all upset," said Mr. B. KONG, who owns a flower shop just east of the grocery and sent a bouquet to the store just before noon yesterday, when police gave it the go-ahead to reopen.
"It's never happened like this; this is a safe area," said Mr. KONG, who moved to Toronto from Hong Kong 15 years ago. "That kind of people, they come from another area," he said, referring to the gunmen.
Like many Toronto neighbourhoods, East Chinatown has evolved markedly in the 30 years since Mr. CHUI opened his bookstore, but not in a way that would explain Thursday's brazen gunfight, he said.
The Chinese population has shrunk to "two small clubs," mainly new arrivals to Canada and elderly immigrants who find city living convenient.
Gone, Mr. CHUI said, is the group in between, working families who have fled to suburban Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and Newmarket.
As East Chinatown has shrunk, the residential streets around it have become increasingly gentrified as young professionals move in and start families.
At the same time, rough edges remain. Yesterday, in an alley behind the supermarket, three young people ducked into a parking garage to huddle around a lighter with pipes held to their mouths, and the notorious Don Jail looms at Gerrard Street and Broadview Avenue. Last October, a man who was arrested after Ms. CREBA's death was shot dead near the jail after visiting an inmate on a Sunday afternoon.
Whatever the outcome of Thursday's violence, Mr. MAO will be missed by those who had come to know him.
Dale CHEUNG, who as president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce spent much of his day trying to calm the frayed nerves of merchants, spent time with him last week, and again on Thursday, just before he was killed.
In the first instance, Mr. CHEUNG enlisted Mr. MAO's help in hanging 40 red pennants from poles along Gerrard Street to mark Chinese New Year on February 7.
"Because he's tall guy, he was good for helping me hang the banners," Mr. CHEUNG said, using the present tense to describe his deceased friend, as the newly bereaved often do. "He said, 'Okay, no problem,' " and spent two hours doing the work for no charge."
As evening fell on Thursday, Mr. CHEUNG stopped off at the supermarket to buy some fruit.
"He chose some oranges for me," he said. "He told me the oranges are very good, very sweet."
With that, Mr. CHEUNG walked down Gerrard Street to his office. He didn't hear the shots.
"I didn't know until this morning," he said. "I'm not happy to hear this news."

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REINHART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
An $8,000 bill to pay before he rests in peace
Neither landlady nor man's family can afford to send body home
By Anthony REINHART, Page A1
Toronto -- After working each day to build houses he couldn't afford, Alvaro Vargas FONSECA would lay his body down in a small, rented room in Toronto.
Today, Mr. FONSECA's corpse lies at a west-end funeral home, in a lonely state of limbo, where it will stay until someone pays $8,000 to send it home to Costa Rica.
Mr. FONSECA, 38, was among the estimated 20,000 illegal immigrants working in greater Toronto's construction industry when a heart attack felled him on a Mississauga job site on February 25.
With no loved ones in Canada to claim him, it fell to his landlady, Cristina CARBALLO, to have his body taken to a funeral home while she conferred by telephone with his distraught relatives in the Central American country.
Trouble is, neither Ms. CARBALLO nor Mr. FONSECA's family can afford the $8,000 cost to send his remains home.
The situation is particularly distressing to Ms. CARBALLO, who now finds herself on a financial hook for a second time for trying to do right by Mr. FONSECA.
The first time was in July of 2006, when she borrowed $2,000 in cash and put up $6,000 against the value of her modest Toronto home to bail Mr. FONSECA out of immigration detention, where he was awaiting deportation. She had never met him, but had learned of his plight though her brother, an acquaintance.
Upon Mr. FONSECA's release, Ms. CARBALLO rented him a room in her basement for $400 a month, while he worked as a framer and chipped away at the paperwork to obtain legal status.
Since Mr. FONSECA's death 10 days ago, she has asked Citizenship and Immigration Canada to return the $2,000 in bail money so that she can apply it to the cost of shipping his remains, but was told she must first provide a death certificate - then wait, possibly months - for her request to wind through the bureaucracy.
"I just want to help," said Ms. CARBALLO, 45, who came legally to Canada from El Salvador 20 years ago and now runs her own beauty salon. A single mother of three, she sympathized with Mr. FONSECA, who was sending money home to his three children.
His co-workers at a Brampton-based contracting firm have set up a fund in hopes of covering the body transport costs, to which Local 183 of the Labourers' International Union of North America has made a "substantial donation," Michael O'BRIEN, a union official, said yesterday.
Roger NAIR, a customer and friend of Ms. CARBALLO, has also come to her aid. Mr. NAIR, who runs a film production company and, by coincidence, is working on a project about the hidden lives of refugees in Toronto, has arranged for a lawyer to make inquiries with the immigration department, free of charge, on her behalf.
A Citizenship and Immigration department spokesman, citing privacy rules, declined to comment on Mr. FONSECA's case.
Beyond the specifics of government policy, Mr. NAIR finds sad irony in what he sees as a lack of official concern for the fate of the dead man's remains, or for Ms. CARBALLO, whose only motive was to help another human being.
"The Canadian government would have stepped up to the plate to deport this guy in two seconds, and sent him back and paid for his flight," Mr. NAIR said. "Now the guy is dead, so what are we doing? Are we just going to leave him to rot?"
Ms. CARBALLO, who could have walked away but chose not to, is "actually getting penalized for helping someone."
As for Canada, Mr. NAIR struggled with disquieting thoughts about a country that so often fancies itself a paragon of decency in a cold world.
"I take it that we have become so uncompassionate about people around us," he said. "We don't see that everybody's got a life, and they have a family, and we can't see beyond our noses.
"We're a well-to-do country. I don't think it's right."

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REINHART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-02 published
Stabbing ends 20 years of peace for Afghan couple
Police detail fatal attack at Brampton mall
By Anthony REINHART and Timothy APPLEBY and Susan KRASHINSKY, Page A1
Brampton, Ontario -- They called him Papa around the Planet Ford dealership, although Rahim SHAHGHASY was just 53.
The nickname just seemed to fit Mr. SHAHGHASY, a car detailer with a fatherly manner whose love of friendly chatter came a close second to the fondness he held for his wife, Nazifa, and their two grown children.
Yesterday, those children, along with Friends, relatives and neighbours, struggled with a horror at odds with the peaceful life the couple had led since leaving Afghanistan for Canada two decades ago: their violent deaths outside a Brampton strip mall at the hands of a seemingly crazed man they didn't know.
"This man was armed with two knives and the attack was completely unprovoked," Inspector Norm ENGLISH of the Peel homicide squad told a packed media conference.
"The husband saw what was occurring and attempted to save his wife, but was overpowered by the male."
The 28-year-old assailant remains under police guard in hospital recovering from serious knife wounds he inflicted on himself after the noon-hour attack on Wednesday outside the Red Maple Plaza.
The incident was initially thought to be a marital dispute in which a woman was killed along with a male passerby trying to help her, but police amended their theory yesterday.
Insp. ENGLISH said Ms. SHAHGHASY had just made a dental appointment at the plaza and was walking to her car when she was accosted by the knife-wielding man, who was "very well known" to police, though a stranger to her.
Her husband, meanwhile, had made a quick trip into a small grocery store in the plaza. When he came out, he saw his wife being attacked and ran to her.
"Both victims suffered fatal stab wounds and died at the scene," Insp. ENGLISH said, adding that Mr. SHAHGHASY first made his way, bloodied, into another business in the plaza to ask a merchant to call for help.
Police arrived to find the assailant stabbing himself in the neck and used a taser to subdue him. His condition, described as critical but stable yesterday, has prevented police from questioning him and has delayed the laying of second-degree murder charges. His name will be withheld until that happens, likely in the next few days, the officer said.
The suspect, a Brampton resident, was out on bail on a charge involving violence, which Insp. ENGLISH would not disclose.
Autopsies will be conducted today and the funeral will be held as soon as possible, in keeping with Islamic custom.
The circumstances of the triple stabbing, which pushed Peel's homicide tally for the year to 11, are being examined by the province's Special Investigations Unit, which probes all police-related confrontations resulting in death or serious injury.
"The victims are wonderful people who were outstanding members of our community," Insp. ENGLISH said.
The impact on the community was evident in the parade of vehicles that converged yesterday on Siesta Court, a quiet cul-de-sac of 13-year-old homes where the SHAHGHASYs bought a tidy, brick-clad two-storey house for $415,000 in 2006.
Their home, about 10 kilometres from where they died, was often the scene of happy gatherings, but yesterday, relatives and Friends wept and embraced in the street, while news reporters and a few neighbours looked on.
"The family is in a state of shock," said Shawn JAMSI, whose wife is Ms. SHAHGHASY's sister. "My wife has been in the hospital, back and forth" from the shock, he said.
Ms. SHAHGHASY ran a clothing store in Brampton, and "I'd always see her dress up really professional with a briefcase or a purse, and I always thought, 'wow,' said neighbour Christina SASSO.
Yesterday morning, Ms. SASSO watched as the couple's 19-year-old daughter, Kubra, prepared the outside of the house for the onrush of grieving kin.
"I just saw her sweeping the driveway, the dirt; I was just watching her, just sweeping and sweeping," Ms. SASSO said. "It looked like she was in a daze, and it just brought tears."
Mr. SHAHGHASY had been slowly but steadily recovering from a workplace accident about two years ago, neighbours said. He had been using a walker to get around, but had recently moved up to a cane.
"I said, 'I'm so happy to see you like that,' and he said, 'Yes, I'm doing really good,' Gorretti ANDRADE, who lives a few doors away, recalled from an encounter three weeks ago.
The couple's positive outlook and good humour came up time and again in interviews with those who knew them.
Giovanni ZAMBITO, who lives next door, recalled them as "probably the nicest people I ever met, to tell you the truth."
Gurpreet VANDER, also a neighbour, broke into tears upon learning what had happened. She said Mr. SHAHGHASY often played with her children and would stop on the way to get his mail and chat, since they both spoke Urdu.
"No other families understand our language, and we don't understand their language," Ms. VANDER said. "So sometimes we would talk."
Mr. SHAHGHASY's penchant for talk was well known to several car dealers in the Brampton Auto Mall along Bovaird Drive, where he cleaned cars in preparation for delivery. He most recently worked at Planet Ford, while the couple's 22-year-old son, Qaiss, is a salesman at a nearby Mitsubishi dealership.
Between phone calls in the showroom yesterday, a young receptionist at Planet Ford described the elder Mr. SHAHGHASY as a wise man who, despite being unable to work recently, would drop in to share stories of his Afghan childhood or dispense fatherly advice.
"He would tell me stories about how he was raised back home, and how he met his wife, and how he loved his wife," she said.
Yesterday, his co-workers found themselves in the same state of sad confusion as the couple's relatives and neighbours.
"I couldn't believe it; it was devastating," Julee FARIAS said from behind her desk in the service department. "We did love him."

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REINHART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-18 published
MORRIS, The Reverend Doctor J.J. Harrold
Died suddenly on Saturday, June 14, 2008. Born in 1929 in Scotland and raised in Alberta, he was ordained a minister of The Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1957. He was called to congregations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario where he cared for God's people with courageous pastoral heart. His ministry included work on numerous church committees and in 1989 he served as Moderator of the 115th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. He was named Minister Emeritus, Glenview Presbyterian Church, Toronto. A committed church leader, he worked faithfully for denominational strength, ecumenical breadth and community integration. His contribution extended to service organizations. He loved to read, he loved to sing, he loved his family. Harrold was loved by his wife Jeanette MacDONALD; daughters Mary JESSE (Howard) and their children John and Christeen, The Reverend Jean MORRIS (Matthew VYSE,) Jo MORRIS (Graham PELAT) and their son Ian; step-daughters Tracey METHVEN (David NEALE) and their son Timothy, Nicole METHVEN (Paul SMITH) and their children Cameron and Hannah. He is predeceased by his wife Morag MacRAE, and his sisters Jessie MacKAY, Agnes REINHART and Jean WHITT. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of Harrold's life and a Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue, Toronto, on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. Memorial gifts to Glenview Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to Presbyterian World Service and Development (www.presbyterian.ca/donate/pwsd) are welcome.

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REINHART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-05 published
Three Friends who perished in watery crash were ‘full of life'
By Anthony REINHART and Sarah BOESVELD and Matthew CAMPBELL, Page A1
Minett, Ontario, Toronto -- Peninsula Road is worth taking slowly, if only for the postcard-pretty views of the Joe River, as the locals call it.
On Friday, where the road curves before crossing the river, cottage-bound travellers slowed to take in a starkly different sight: 20 metres of metal guardrail ripped from the ground, a pine tree shorn at a point as high as a basketball hoop, and various bits of the Audi S4 that literally flew through here and into the river on Thursday evening, killing three young men inside.
A fourth occupant, a young woman, survived somehow.
Ontario Provincial Police identified the dead as Tyler MULCAHY and Cory MINTZ, both 20 and from Toronto, and Kourosh TOTONCHIAN, 19, of North York.
The Audi belonged to Mr. MINTZ, but Mr. MULCAHY was driving when the car crashed into the lake.
Friends and family said Friday that the young men were “full of life” and loved to have a good time up at the cottage while on a break from their university studies.
Mr. TOTONCHIAN's father, Ali, said Friday that his son was “a great boy” who was finishing his second year of business at the University of British Columbia, and had dreams of becoming a lawyer.
“He was a people person. He could always charm his way through anything, ” Mr. TOTONCHIAN said.
Ryan SILVERSTEIN, who had known Mr. MINTZ for seven years, said the young man was starting an acting career and was seeking an agent. He had finished his first year at the University of Western Ontario in London and was living in his mother's boyfriend's cottage on Peninsula Road during the summer while running his own boat-detailing business.
“He wasn't just a best friend, he was my brother, ” he said of Mr. MINTZ. “He was a hipster guy, liked to party, wore tight jeans, listened to cool music.&rdquo
A family member said the group was driving home from Cory MINTZ's cottage at the time of the accident.
Mr. MULCAHY attended Upper Canada College and had completed his third year at the University of San Diego. Friend Andrew REBURN described him as “fun guy to be around. He had a great sense of humour and always seemed to be happy.&rdquo
Nastasia ELZINGA, 19, of Toronto escaped the wreckage and was taken to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, where she was treated for minor injuries and released. Friends say she attends McGill University in Montreal and is “athletic and very bright.&rdquo
“I don't know how she walked away, ” Ontario Provincial Police Constable Skeeter KRUGER said of the 7 p.m. accident, “but she said her Friends were still in the car” as the first of many emergency workers arrived.
The car came to rest on the rocky river bottom with its passenger side down and the badly damaged driver's side protruding less than 30 centimetres from the water, Constable KRUGER said.
Police, local volunteer firefighters and bystanders scrambled down an embankment of granite boulders and waded into 1.5 metres of water to retrieve the young men. They tried to resuscitate them, but to no avail, Constable KRUGER said.
The wrecked car, leaking fuel, was pulled from the river afterward.
On Friday, driver after driver pulled over, some with bouquets and all with sober expressions, off the winding road, which has a posted speed limit of 80 km/h.
Ontario Provincial Police traffic investigators were not ready to discuss the speed of the Audi or who was driving, but it was clear that the car left the road at substantial speed, given the length of ripped-out guardrail, the tree broken four metres above ground, the strewn debris and a set of curving skid marks that indicated a failed attempt to cling to the yellow centre line.
Herwig SCHROTH, 71, a resident of nearby Port Carling, said that every summer he sees vacationers in high-performance cars, speeding. Last year's example, which he witnessed near Bala, involved “two cars racing at at least 150 km/h; one a Corvette, one a BMW. They were just chasing each other, ” Mr. SCHROTH said at the roadside, where a pine scent wafted from the snapped tree.
“It's the kind of thing that happens every year, ” said Alf MORTIMER, 84, a lifelong Muskokan who owns the marina in Port Sandfield, a few kilometres south of the crash site. “But this is a bad accident.&rdquo
Beyond the obvious loss to the young men's families and Friends, Constable KRUGER said, the deaths unnerved colleagues. The Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police detachment has now seen six deaths in four incidents in recent weeks -- three on the roads and one, last weekend, on the water.
“Having to do [death] notifications is one of the worst jobs we have to do, ” he said. “There isn't one person who goes home at the end of the day and doesn't take a piece of this with them.&rdquo
Autopsies were scheduled for today; subsequent toxicology tests will determine whether alcohol played a role.
In the meantime, Constable KRUGER said, “there has to be higher respect for our roads and our waterways across the province. We continue to educate people about making good driving decisions, and it would be great if some of those messages would get through to people.&rdquo

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