ROBACZEWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
BEAULIEU, Barbara Edith (née SANDFORD) (1921-2008)
Mother of Mary ROBACZEWSKI (Jerzy), Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Jeanne KOCH (Stuart), King City, Ontario, Stephen (Donita), Okotoks, Alberta, and Walter (Anita) of Trail British Columbia Proud Grandmother of Jessica ROBACZEWSKI, Nicholas (deceased,) Annalise and Alexander BEAULIEU of Okotoks, Alberta, Joseph, Julie, Thomas, Abby and Michael BEAULIEU of Trail British Columbia Eldest sister of Theodore SANDFORD, Adrienne TAILOR/TAYLOR (Earle,) David (deceased) (Joan,) Diana WATSON, and Dorothy WHEELER (Ken.)
Cremation has taken place and at Barbara's request there will be no service. In Barbara's memory, contributions may be made to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, 615 Davis Dr., Suite 304, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 2R2. Condolences may be forwarded to skoch@allstream.net

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
BEATON, Flora (formerly ROBB, née BROTCHIE)
Beloved wife of the late George BEATON and Wilmer ROBB of Wingham and formerly of Ashfield Twp., passed away at Wingham and District Hospital Thursday, June 19, 2008, age 79. Survived by son Allen (Marilyn) ROBB of Wingham, 2 granddaughters Lori BORMAN and Jenny ROBB, great-grand_son Wesley BORMAN, special friend Cindy Clark, 2 sisters-in-law, Murdena ROBINSON of London and Florence BUSCH of Saskatchewan, several nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Predeceased by brother Bob BROTCHIE and infant sister Christine, parents Ford BROTCHIE and Jennie SHIELLS. Funeral service will be held at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, (519-528-3432) Lucknow, Monday, June 23, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Online condolences at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
ROBB, Clifford Wesley

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-07 published
ROBB, Jean " Gertrude"
Passed away peacefully on January 4, 2008 in Toronto in her 88th year. Predeceased by her brothers, Joseph, William and Kenneth. Fondly remembered by her four nephews and their families. The family would like to thank the staff at Central Park Lodge for the wonderful care given to Jean. For further information please phone 905-274-7595 or 416-483-9495.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-01 published
ROBB, William Alexander
(February 21, 1916-March 28, 2008)
William Alexander ROBB, M.D., F.R.C.S. died at his home in Calgary on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the age of ninety-two. His remarkable life began on February 21, 1916 in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan where he was born on the family farm. Doctor ROBB received his M.D. degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1943 and was promptly shipped overseas and posted to Italy. Following World War 2, he became a family doctor in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan where he met Barbara GREEN, a schoolteacher, whom he married in 1949. Dr. ROBB returned to the University of Western Ontario and obtained his General Surgery Certification in 1953. After further subspecialty training at the Universities of McGill and Manitoba, he earned his Fellowship in Urology in 1954. The ROBB's moved to Calgary in 1955 where Doctor ROBB practiced Urology with Doctor Lorne Mitchell and Doctor Jack Noakes. Together they were recognized for their pioneering work in the 'art of the practice of medicine' when special tribute was paid to them on Surgeon's Day in 2007 by the Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Doctor ROBB retired at age 77 and in his retirement he enjoyed his family and Friends, his beautiful backyard, reading history, telling stories and traveling. He was an acclaimed medical practitioner whose generosity and kindness knew no bounds. Doctor ROBB's wife, Barbara, predeceased him in 1986. He is survived by their four children; Leslie (Gordon FORD,) Angus (Susan KILGOUR,) Calvin (Jane EVENSON,) and Carrie (Ross CREELMAN;) his six grandchildren, Katie (Stephen KOTKAS,) Helen and David FORD and Hayley, Jackson and Harris ROBB; sister-in-law, Eileen ROBB and many nieces and nephews around the world. He was predeceased by his sister, Kay BRUCE (Alan) and by his brother, Jim. Funeral Services will be held at Lakeview United Church (3023 - 63rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com The family would like to extend their thanks to Doctor Lisa Retzer, Doctor Peter Giannoccaro, and Doctor Sid Viner. In living memory of Doctor Alex ROBB, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-19 published
OWRAM, Myrtle Hope (née ROBB)
Passed away on April 12, 2008 in her 93rd year in the Aurora home she and her beloved late husband Lees OWRAM built and lived in since their marriage in 1940. Her sense of humour and her kindness to all (people and animals) were only a part of the reason she seemed to gain affection from everyone who knew her. She was always so positive, enjoying her life, family, and her many dear Friends tremendously and planning the next project even in the final weeks of her life.
She is survived by her children Doug and Leesa, her daughter-in-law Deborah, her granddaughter Kristine; her dear friend Peter, and by her siblings Joseph and Lola ROBB and her sister-in-law Elsie OWRAM. She would also have appreciated adding her cat Patches and all the birds and furry creatures who visited her home! She will be missed by all.
The family wishes to thank her wonderful neighbours who supported, provided assistance, Friendship, and care so she could remain in her home. Also, thanks to Doctor Nancy MERROW from Southlake Regional Health Centre, The Community Care Access Centre, and the SRT nurses who made it possible for her to die comfortably at home as she so wished.
Family and Friends are invited to swap "Myrtle stories" at a wine and cheese reception to be held Saturday, May 3 between 2 and 4 p.m. at the Timberlane Athletic Club, 155 Vandorf Road in Aurora. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora, (905) 727-5421. A donation to a charity dedicated to improving animal welfare is appreciated.

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

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
BARKER, Marjorie Elsie
In Richmond Hill on Thursday May 29, 2008 in her 92nd year. She was the beloved wife of the late William Barker (P. Eng.) Loving mother of Shirley ZAKY (Safwat,) Doris SEDRA (Adel,) Carol RAMER (Gordon) and Susan ROBB. She was the proud granny of Matt (Leanne,) Emily (Michael), Sarah, Paul and Mark and great-granny to Ben, Evan and Ellie. Family always came first for Marjorie, but she also loved gardening, quilt making and 45 years of volunteer work for York Central Hospital. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by family and Friends. Friends may call at The Marshall Funeral Home 10366 Yonge St. (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at The Richmond Hill United Church 10201 Yonge St. Richmond Hill on Monday June 2 at 11 a.m. Interment Elgin Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to York Central Hospital or Richmond Hill United Church would be appreciated.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
OWRAM, Myrtle "Mo" (ROBB)
Mother, grandmother, friend, maverick. Born May 28, 1915, in Toronto. Died April 12 in Aurora, Ontario., of congestive heart failure, aged 92.
By Kristine OWRAM, Page L6
Mo wasn't a typical grandmother, and she took great pride in this.
She asked that I never call her "grandma," because it made her feel old. Instead, she opted for the slightly unusual nickname of Missouri While I grew and she aged, losing height from her already diminutive frame, she gave us the nicknames "Stretch" and "Squash."
Mo loved to poke fun at her inability to perform grandmotherly tasks such as knitting and cooking. But it wasn't only as a grandmother that she defied convention.
Born Myrtle ROBB, she grew up with five siblings in privileged circumstances in North Toronto, but material possessions and social status meant little to her. One of her favourite sayings was, "People matter. Things don't."
Mo graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto's Victoria College in 1937. She was a great athlete who played basketball, baseball and tennis at university. She carried this love of sports with her for the rest of her life, and at 90 she could still be heard yelling at the television as the Leafs disappointed her once again.
At university, Mo met Lees, her husband of 56 years. They married in 1940 and together they designed and built a home in Aurora. Mo said it felt like the middle of nowhere at the time, but she grew to love it. There, she raised her two children, Doug and Leesa, and became adamant she would never leave. She was true to her word - she died in the same bedroom in which she had slept for 68 years.
In the 1950s, Mo was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy. She spent the next 20 years volunteering as a driver for the Canadian Cancer Society. Despite her pack-a-day smoking habit, she died at 92 cancer-free.
Mo had a huge group of Friends of all ages and all species right up until the end. There was not a stray dog or cat that she wouldn't take in, and she always fed the squirrels and birds that flocked to her property. At one point she had three dogs and three cats living under the same roof.
Mo became a vegetarian in an era when such decisions were practically unheard of. She was ardently political. She loved to engage in fierce debates and would not apologize to anyone for her partisan opinions. But she also had a wicked sense of humour, and her political arguments would almost always end in laughter.
Mo was a maverick who didn't let social norms define her behaviour. She was ferociously protective of her family. Her Friends thought of her as a sister and her sisters thought of her as their best friend. As a grandmother, she was larger than life.
Kristine OWRAM is Mo's granddaughter.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
NEILL, Adrienne Winnifred
At King Nursing Home, Bolton, on Sunday, March 9, 2008, Adrienne ROBB, Nobleton in her 96th year, beloved wife of the late Roy NEILL. Dear mother of Allan and Beverley NEILL, Barrie; Faye and Gary Broad, Nobleton. Loving grandmother of Gwen and Bradley HAYES, Christina NEILL, Doug and Kate NEILL; Robbie BROAD and Helena, Julie and Keith SCOLES. Fondly remembered by 7 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Tuesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 12 at 2: 30 o'clock. Interment Nobleton Community Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-17 published
MULLEN, John Jr.
John MULLEN Jr. formerly of Jr. Motors in Collingwood passed away at his home in Barrie, Wednesday, January 16, 2008. John is survived by his long time companion Jane TUOHY, sisters Blanche of Toronto, Mary and Carol both of Collingwood, and Janey of Stayner. John will be missed by Ed and Katherine HOLMES of Toronto and their children Sarah and Chloe, and Wally and Trish HOLMES of Meaford and their son Eric. Predeceased by his mother Helen ROBBINS. Interment of John's cremated remains will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford at a later date. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated may be made through Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher Street East, Meaford, Ontario N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-09 published
HART, Leslie Alton
Peacefully at his home in Owen Sound on Wednesday May 7, 2008. In his 83rd year, Leslie Alton HART, loving husband and friend of Velma HART (née ROBBINS.) Loved father of John HART and Belle and her husband Clyne HOGGARD. Loving grandfather of Lynne and her husband Joe MacNEIL, Tina and her husband Bill BOEVING, and Sueann and her husband Bob NEWBERRY. Great-grandfather of four. Alton was a World War 2 Veteran serving with the Queen's Own Rifles, was a Past County Master of the Grey West Loyal Orange Lodge and was a member of the Lady Cavell, L.O.B.A. No. 978., also a member of the Royal Black Preceptory #436, Tara. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday May 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Ted CREEN officiating. Members of the Lady Cavell, L.O.B.A. No 978 are requested to attend a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday May 11 at 4 p.m. Interment in Boyd Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Trillium Home, L.O.B.A. Ontario West Inc. would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-08 published
CARTER, Nathan Alexander
With broken hearts, Michelle ROBBINS and Gary CARTER of Wiarton announce the passing of their newborn son, Nathan Alexander, on Sunday, July 6th, 2008. Forever missed by his big brother Jesse, at home; grandparents Calvin and Marie ROBBINS, of Miller Lake, and Patricia WATERTON, of Woodford; and all of his extended family. Nathan's family will gather for a private family service with interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. In living memory of Nathan an Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
HOLLOWAY, Eva B.
Peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, February 17th, 2008 at Strathroy Middlesex Hospital, Eva B. HOLLOWAY of Kerwood formerly of Perkinsfield in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Frank HOLLOWAY (1984.) Dear mother of Gord ROBBINS of Perkinsfield, Lois HOCKIN of London and Sheryl DAVIDSON of Kerwood. Also survived by her sister-in-law Gladys STRONGMAN of Orillia. Will be greatly missed by her two grandchildren, Carrie SHARPE of London and Kenny HOCKIN of Nepean, also two great-grandchildren Chantelle and Ethan of London. Eva will be greatly missed by Carolyn MAURICE and her children of Perkinsfield. Cremation has taken place with interment in the spring at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family would like to thank all her Caregivers and the support received of the last years of Mom's life. In lieu of flowers donations to the Shriners or the charity of ones choice would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
JACOBS, Wilfrid Thomas
Of Caressant Care Nursing Home, passed away on Friday, April 4th, 2008, at his late residence, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Annie (ROBBINS) JACOBS (2007) and dearly loved step-father of Linda and her husband Ralph ROBERTSON of Hamilton and the late James "Jimmy" ALLEN (2007) and his wife Thelma ALLEN of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Christopher MILLMAN and Jasmin and Laurisa ALLEN. Dear brother of Kathleen GILES of Port Credit. Predeceased by 4 brothers Alex, Gerald, Hubert and John JACOBS. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Wilf was born in Yarmouth Township on October 15, 1927, the son of the late George and Lois (BROWN) JACOBS. He was retired from Canada Brick. He was a member of the Saint Thomas Lodge #76 of the Oddfellows, Elgin Encampment #20 and was a former member of the Labour Centre and Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 3: 00 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-06-11 published
ROBBINS, Austin
After a lengthy battle with cancer Austin passed into eternal rest at the age of 80 on Sunday, June 8th, 2008 at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Loving husband of the late Dorothy EMACK and sadly missed by Helen HEASMAN a long-time companion to Dorothy and himself and whose support and care were always there until the end. Austin is survived by his brother Bruce and sister Iola BRADLEY. Predeceased by his brother Joe and sisters Hazel, Rita, Helen and Doris. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends 1 hour prior to service time. Interment Saint_John's Cemetery 7th line of Mono. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)
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ROBBINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-02 published
ROBBINS, Miriam
On Thursday, May 1, 2008, the 26th day of Nisan peacefully at her home. Miriam ROBBINS, beloved wife of Larry. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Allan, Wayne and Susan, Monty and Rochelle. Dear sister of Seymour, Hymie, and Mel ARONOFF. Devoted grandmother of Laura, Brent, Israel, Jaden, and Ashtyn. A graveside service was held on Thursday, May 1, 2008. Shiva at 115 Richview Avenue. Donations may be made to the Miriam Robbins Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, www.benjamins.ca

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ROBBINSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-20 published
JEFFRIES, Frank Thomas
Peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, Frank passed away on Monday, February 11, 2008 at the age of 65. Loving and loved husband of Wendy. Proud and devoted father of Stephen and Kevin. Predeceased by his parents Jack JEFFRIES and Velma Jeffries BRIANT. Dear older brother of Diane (Des HOPLEY), Ken (Tina), Jim (Lynne), Allan and Brian (Valerie). Son-in-law of Mildred and the late Chappie HOWES. Brother-in-law of Bill (Fikret,) Judy (Jim ROBBINSON,) Pat, Rick (Sylvie) and David. Frank will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Our entire family want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Doctor Scott HOUSTON for his ever present caring and concern during Frank's brief illness. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (1-866-428-2637) from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday February 13, 2008. Funeral Service was held at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner on Thursday February 14, 2008 at 1 o'clock. Spring interment Stayner Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or a Charity of your choice would be appreciated. For more information or to sign the online guestbook, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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ROBBINSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-30 published
HOWES, Mildred Middleton " Snookie" (née JONES)
On Wednesday, the 23rd of April 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood. Surrounded by love, she passed quietly away. Mildred of Stayner, loving wife of the late Henry Desmond HOWES, mother of William (Fikret,) Wendy (the late Frank JEFFRIES,) Judy (Jim ROBBINSON,) Patricia HOWES, Richard (Sylvie) and David. Proud Grandmother to James, Tammy, Stephen, Kevin, Miranda, Olivier, Aurelie, Corrine, Colin and Henry. Beaming "G.G." to Kate, Emma, Andrew and Finlay. Loved and faithful sister to the late Mary HYLAND and Patricia SOULES. Beloved sister-in-law to the late William, Maureen MARTELLO, Terrence and the late Brian. Special Aunt to many nieces and nephews and a kind and lovely soul to any that crossed her threshold. We are grateful for the care that has been provided to Mom by Doctor Scott HOUSTON, the staff of Blue Mountain Manor and Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner Thursday April 24, 2008 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner Friday April 25, 2008 at 1 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision, Sleeping Children Around the World, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. For further information and to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com
"God sees the little sparrow fall it marks His tender view…"
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ROBERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
BLAIR, Elizabeth " Dale" (née COUGHLAN) (1925-2008)
Elizabeth (Dale) BLAIR, beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) BLAIR, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on January 23rd, 2008. She was born Elizabeth Dale COUGHLAN in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1925. She married Robert W. BLAIR in 1945, and the couple moved from Vancouver to Lethbridge Alberta in 1955. Dale leaves many Friends and family members to remember her and who will always miss her. Dale was predeceased by her husband Bob and her treasured daughter Georgia Dale BLAIR (HIGGINS.) She leaves three children, Elizabeth BLAIR- MATISZ (Alan MATISZ), Bob BLAIR (Leanne CHAHLEY) and Richard BLAIR (Theresa ROBERSON) and their children Arlo, April and Chelsea MATISZ; Brendan, Rebecca, Joshua and Daniel BLAIR; and Amanda and Hakeem BLAIR- ROBERSON. She also leaves Georgia's children Bob, Carole, and Brian HIGGINS and Melanie STEPHENS. Dale was blessed with six great-grandchildren Colton, Austin, Julian, and Noah HIGGINS and Connor and Landon STEPHENS. Like her late husband Bob, Dale loved her years at the ranch. She loved birds and music, her home, her garden and her many wonderful Friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother. A gifted quilter, Dale created beautiful work. She was a kind, generous and gentle woman. We were all blessed to have her in our lives. A Funeral Service will be held at 1pm., on Monday, January 28, 2008 at Martin Bros. Riverview Chapel, 6104th St. S., with Pastor Bill Roycroft, officiating. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1-800-382-2901 or www.mbfunerals.com.

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ROBERT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-23 published
JOHN " ROBERT" SHAWANA
In loving memory of John "Robert" Shawana, June 7, 1945 - April 18, 2008,
who passed into the spirit world at the Manitoulin Health Centre on
Friday April 18, 2008 surrounded by family at the age of 62. Beloved
husband of Annie (née Beaudry). Loved father of son Robbie (Kelly),
daughter Linda and special daughter Sue (John). Predeceased by infant
daughter Grace. Cherished Grandpa of Jesse, Ashley, Kaelan, Navy, Kylie,
and Eaden. Dear son of William and Mary Jane Shawana (both predeceased).
Will be missed by siblings Shirley, Adam (Donna), Violet (predeceased),
Margaret, Hazel (Isaac), Arlene (predeceased) (Patrick), Lourda and Gail.
Will always be remembered by godchildren Elaine Trudeau, Adam Shawana,
Trishia Pheasant, Ashley Spanish, Cheryl Pheasant, Amanda Beaudry, Connie
Shawana, Archie Shawana, Adrienne Shawana, Romeo Trudeau. Special uncle
of Archie, Rachel, Jacob, Romeo, Scotty, and Raphael (PACO.) Will be
missed by many other nieces and nephews. Robert worked for the Wiky Board
of Education Maintenance. He had a great sense of humor. He was a great
example of sobriety to others for 31 years. He enjoyed fishing, betting
on the ponies, watching sports like hockey and wrestling. He was a great
cook and handyman who loved to spend time with family and Friends. Family
and Friends gathered after 11: 00 am on Saturday at the Buzwah Church.
Funeral Mass was at 11: 00 am, Monday, April 21, 2008 at Holy Cross
Mission, Wikwemikong. Burial at Wikwemikong Cemetery

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ROBERT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-05-28 published
ROBERT BENJAMIN GRAHAM
In Loving Memory of Robert Benjamin Graham, October 13, 1929 - May 23,
2008. Bob Graham, a resident of Gore Bay, died at the Mindemoya Hospital
on Friday, May 23, 2008 at the age of 78 years. He was born in Mindemoya,
son of the late Frank Edward and Marjorie (Greenman) Graham. Bob worked
as a self employed Class A Mechanic before his retirement. He was a jack-
of-all-trades, and loved to take things apart and put them back together,
and was known to have great patience. He enjoyed hunting and fishing,
playing cards, driving around the Island and loved to socialize with
people and having coffee with the boys at the restaurant. Many precious
memories will be cherished. Dearly loved husband of Shirley (Fogal)
Graham. Loved and loving father of Terry (Darrell) of Lively. Proud
grandfather of Christopher (Adrienne) of Sudbury, Kelly (Don) of Durham,
and great grandchildren Mikayla, Kyli, Brody and Briar-Anne. Dear brother
of Marion Fowler (Gerald) of Little Current and step-sister Shirley
McCauley of Brampton. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends
called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 from 11 am to
1 pm. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel at 1
pm with Pastor Maxine McVey officiating. Cremation to follow. If so
desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.

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ROBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-24 published
DAVIES, Elizabeth Joyce MacKay
At her home after a lengthy illness on January 21, 2008. Treasured friend of Ann EMMETT, dear sister of John ROBERT and his wife Janet, and cherished aunt of Robert, Laura, and Jennifer; Matthew and Kathi; Paige, Don, Jackson and Jamieson. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence Ave.) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11: 00 o'clock. Interment to follow at York Cemetery.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-20 published
RUTTAN, Monica Josephine (née ROBERTS)
Monica Josephine RUTTAN died March 18, 2008 at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale. Beloved daughter of the late George and Doris ROBERTS. She was born February 13, 1925 in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. Wife of the late John Douglas RUTTAN (1922-2004.) Mother of Brian (Barbara) of Stoney Creek, David (Marlene) of Burlington, Jennifer RUTTAN- SMITH (Richard) of Elmwood, Philip (Margaret) of Belleville and Peggy-Jo RUTTAN (David GORDON) of Toronto. Mother-in-law of Janice FISHER of Williamsford. Grandmother to Ruth, Stephen, Peter, Christopher, Geoffrey, Catherine, Jessica and Andrea. Great-grandmother of Samuel, Audrey and Jack. Loving mother of countless four legged creatures, avid gardener and nature lover. The family will receive Friends on Saturday, March 22 at the May Funeral Home, Markdale from noon until time of funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow with spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired memorial donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
HUDSON, Shirley Margaret (née TURNER)
Peacefully, at Kensington Village Nursing Home on Monday, February 18, 2008, Shirley Margaret (née TURNER) HUDSON of London, formerly of Thorndale. Beloved wife for 37 years of the late Herbert Kenneth HUDSON (1976) and of the late Clinton E. HUDSON (2000.) Loved by her children Margaret and Jim SMITH, London; Rhonda and Wallace McLAY, London; John and Eleanor HUDSON, Thorndale; and Donald HUDSON and Kay AHN, Pickering. She adored her 11 grandchildren Bruce SMITH and Heather McNEELY, Greg and Cathy SMITH, Krista and Glenn GREENFIELD, John and Melinda McLAY, Andrea and Chad MORE, Jennifer and Eric KUBELKA, Steven HUDSON and Jennifer DAYMENT, Mary HUDSON and Mark ADELSON, Sarah and Adam AFFLECK, Adam HUDSON, Ryan and Melissa HUDSON and her 13 great-grandchildren Megan and Kaitlin SMITH, Andrew, Kinsey and Christopher GREENFIELD, Hope, Grace and John McLAY, Kate and April MORE, Josie and Claire KUBELKA and Braydon AFFLECK. She is survived by a daughter-in-law Nancy HUDSON, a sister Joyce ARMITAGE, a sister-in-law Evelyn TURNER and Clint's family Gary and Marsha HUDSON and Sharon and Bob THIBAULT. She leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Wilbert and Frances TURNER and by siblings Olive ROBERTS, Bruce TURNER, Edna Shoebottom, Grant TURNER, Maxine Parkinson, Una McLeod and sister-in-law Mabelle Risdon. Shirley was born on October 13, 1918 in London Township. In 1939 she married and moved to the first concession of West Nissouri where she lived until her final home at Kensington Village, London. Herbert and Shirley were active in the community and church. Shirley loved to cook, garden, sew, do crafts but her passion was her quilts and art projects. She also enjoyed the outdoors. The family appreciates the care given to Shirley during her stay at Kensington. She will be missed. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Rd. E., on Thursday, February 21, 2008, at 12: 30 p.m. with Rev. Sheila MacGREGOR officiating. Private family interment in Saint_John's Cemetery, Arva. Donations to the Alzheimer Society, 555 Southdale Rd. E, Suite 100, London, Ontario, N6E 1A2 or Memorial Fund at Siloam United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. Shirley Margaret HUDSON.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-21 published
ROBERTS, Edward Martin
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Tuesday, February19, 2008 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Mildred Edith ROBERTS (1988). Loving father of Edward M. and his wife Shirley of Sarnia and Lorne M. and his wife Brenna of Oshawa. Dear grandfather of Meri-Kate and Heather, Christopher and Anthony, and Alison, Adrienne, and Andrea. Predeceased by his three sisters. Edward served in World War 2 on the Western Front. He was a life-long resident of Broughdale and will be missed by many Friends. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, February 23 at 1: 00 p.m. by The Very Rev. Terrance DANCE. Interment Birr Anglican Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-22 published
ROBERTS, " Alf" Alfred C.
Peacefully, at night, surrounded by family on Thursday, February 21, 2008, "Alf" Alfred C. ROBERTS in his 74th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years, Barb, children Brenda, Rick and his wife Tanya and Bonnie. "Grandpa" to Shawn, Tyson, Lindsay and Raelyn, and great-grandfather of Cameron. Brother of Ronald ROBERTS and Ruth-Anne CRANDALL. Survived by his nieces and nephews. Also remembered by close family friend Karen HODGE. Alf worked for many years at Jones Packaging and is a dedicated member of A.A. Visitation will be held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Monday, February 25, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Brian McKAY officiating. Donations to the Lung Association, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Alf.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-12 published
CHIVERS, Fred
(January 25, 1949-March 11, 2008)
Peacefully surrounded by his wife Lana, and children Laura and Lisa, Fred left us on March 11, 2008 to continue the next part of his journey. Remembering his courageous spirit are his wife Lana, daughters Laura, her husband Ken and grand_sons Darek and Nathan ROBERTS; daughter Lisa, her husband Edward and grand_son Alex PANASIUK; sister Vicki and her husband Charlie MILLS. Also remembered by his mother-in-law Ruth ROUSE; Jeff, Anna and Ashley ROUSE; Kevan, Phyllis, Jocelyne and Amanda; Darwin, Janet, Marc and Erin ROUSE; Annette, Greg and Zach HEARD. Sadly missed by many family and Friends. Predeceased by his parents Lynn and Mary CHIVERS and father-in-law Edward ROUSE. Continuing on his journey with him are his beloved cats Ting-kin and Turnstyle. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), for visitation on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 3 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Cremation to follow with interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. In memory, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation, c/o C7 Inpatient Adult Oncology (for the purchase of sleep chairs) would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
MARKS, Jessie
Peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her family on Friday, March 28, 2008 Jessie MARKS of London in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Ronald MARKS and dearly loved mother of George (Janice) MARKS of Port Robinson, Carol (Harold) FERSON of Northern Ireland, Ronald A. (Sharon) MARKS of Appin, Sharon (Glen) ROBERTS of Carleton Place and Lorraine MARKS of London. Jessie will be sadly missed by 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of William (Gladys) HEANEY of South Africa. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. where the Celebration of Jessie's Life will be held at 1 p.m. Cremation with interment Woodland Cemetery at a later date. Remembrances gratefully acknowledged to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society or the Victorian Order of Nurses. On-line condolences and donations are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEILL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) Dennis, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEIL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas, and the late Nancy ELDER (2005.) Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) DENNIS, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha (MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-06 published
WEBSTER, Norma (REYNOLDS)
With her family at her side, at Restview Retirement Home, Lucan on Friday, April 4, 2008 Norma (REYNOLDS) WEBSTER formerly of Brinsley and Richmond Hill in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Jim QUANCE. Dear mother of Allan and Kathy WEBSTER of Brinsley. Dear grandmother of Lauren and Mike MEDENBLIK, Janet and Tyler SHAULE, and Meredith and Devon WAGLER; and great-grandmother of Owen SHAULE. Predeceased by a son Donald (1968) and sisters Ina WRIGHT, Erma ROBERTS and Una ESSERY. Norma's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Restview Retirement Home. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 8th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Greg LITTLE officiating. Interment Mars Hill Cemetery, Brinsley. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-15 published
ROBERTS, R. Jack
Peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Sunday, April 13th, 2008 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Leigh. Dear son of the late Alice and Arthur ROBERTS; predeceased by his brothers Ron and Murray, and sister Gwen. Cherished father of Jeannine (Harold), Maria-Lise (Kieran) and Nicole (Matthew). Proud grandfather of Joshua, Ian, Curtis, Dylan, Paige, Sophia and Nicholas. Survived by his loving brother Ken (Joyce) and sister-in-law Letty. He was a respected law professor at the University of Western Ontario for 23 years and a passionate labour arbitrator. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and many Friends. A special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Credit Valley Hospital Palliative Care. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere, east of Jane subway) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, April 18, 2008 at 11 o'clock. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care, would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-23 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Joshua Andrew
On Monday, April 14, 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, Joshua Andrew TAILOR/TAYLOR passed away at the age of 33. Dearly loved by his mother Susan TAILOR/TAYLOR and her fiance Frank VAN WIECHEN, his father Chuck ROBERTS and his wife Karen. Dear grand_son to Kay and Gord McNABB and Beatrice and George MacKIE. Loving brother to Andrew ROBERTS, Jonathon TAILOR/TAYLOR, Alexander ROBERTS, Jason, Paul and Barry SPRINGATE, Katherine and her husband Steffan TRONDSON and Victoria ROBERTS. He will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his niece. Family and Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road East (east of Highbury) on Friday, April 25, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., with the funeral service commencing at 12 noon. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Mental Health Association in Joshua's memory, would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
ROBERTS, Ewart A.
In loving memory of Ewart A. ROBERTS, beloved husband, father and grandfather, who passed into God's care 4 years ago, May 6th, Behold Amidst the trees a gentle wind blows Kissing small branches Sending leaves of gold dancing to the earth Grasses sashay to it's gentle tune Flowers bend then rise towards the sky Waters flow gently playing a symphony on rocky shores Then continue on their endless journey Do you wonder at what you see It is me, I am free, I am home.
You are forever in all our thoughts and always in our hearts, Sylvia, Ian and Angela, Jeff and Katie and his grandchildren whom he loved dearly Emily, Aiden, Ainsley and Erin.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
SMITH, Marilyn Marie (née IRELAND)
Peacefully, after a lengthy struggle with cancer and surrounded by her family at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, May 13th, 2008, Marilyn Marie SMITH (née IRELAND) of Oneida in her 51st year. Loving wife of Andrew SMITH 2nd. Dear mother of Malcolm (Jenny ROBERTS) and Andy Jr. (Jenn CORNELIUS,) all of Oneida. Dear grandmother of Tyrell, Jeniece and Emma. Survived by father Chester IRELAND and sister Rosemary. Will be sadly missed by several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Remembered by special niece Paula HILL and friend Darlene RILEY. Friends may call at the home of Andy SMITH Sr, today, Wednesday, May 14th after 12 noon. Funeral service to follow from the house on Thursday commencing at 11 a.m. Interment Oneida Baptist Cemetery

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-21 published
CLARKE, Wilma Elizabeth (née TOLL)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Wilma Elizabeth CLARKE of Chateau Gardens, Aylmer and formerly of R.R.#2, Springfield in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles CLARKE (1995.) Dear mother of Kenneth and his wife Evelyn of R.R.#2 Springfield, Marjorie PAYNE and her husband Dr. William of London and Carolyn CLARKE of Saint Thomas. Grandmother of Kristen PAYNE of Chatham, Doctor Michael PAYNE and Sarah MILES of Australia and Andrew PAYNE of London. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Rev. Ellsworth and LeRoy TOLL. Born in Walkerville, Ontario on May 2, 1911 daughter of the late Rev. Sylvester and Maude (ROBERTS) TOLL. She was a member of the Aylmer Baptist Church and the Evertrue Mission Circle. Wilma graduated from Victoria College at the University of Toronto in 1933, the Ontario College of Education and taught at the Ontario Ladies College in Whitby for seven years. She also taught at Springfield Public School. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Cam WATTS, officiating. Donations to the Aylmer Baptist Church would be appreciated. Condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
GRIFFETH, Jean M. (ROBERTS)
It is with sadness that the family announce the peaceful passing of Mrs. Jean M. (ROBERTS) GRIFFETH at Longworth Long Term Care on Friday, May 23, 2008 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas H. GRIFFETH. Dear mother of John GRIFFETH and his wife Lea and Mary DOIRON and her husband Charles all of London. Loved grandmother of Jason GRIFFETH and his wife Jessica and Nicole GRIFFETH and Scott BIRMINGHAM and his wife Christina. Jean was a well liked and respected teacher in London and an active member of her church for many years. She was a dedicated volunteer for the Good Samaritan Cupboard and a member of Sweet Adelines. Visitors will be received on Sunday, June 1, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Catherine TOVELL officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Dundas Street Centre United Church - Memorial Fund, 482 Dundas Street, London, Ontario, N6B 1W6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jean.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Karen Lillian
Suddenly at home on May 25, 2008, Mrs. Karen Lillian WHITE/WHYTE, of London in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas WHITE/WHYTE (1987.) Loving mother of Patricia PRYDE of London and Jill and Neil TRINEER of Whitby. Dear grandmother of Christen and Leah. She will be sadly missed by her sister Latisha ROBERTS and brothers Peter and Paul KOEHLER. A Service of remembrance will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. She will be fondly remembered for her love of art, travel and family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
PETTIT, Barbara (FLEMING/FLEMMING)
Suddenly at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Thursday, June 5, 2008, Barbara (FLEMING/FLEMMING) PETTIT, of Ingersoll, in her 77th year. Wife of the late Keith PETTIT (2004.) Adored mother of Denise and her husband Ric MOCELLIN of Ingersoll, Deenna and her husband Cam ROBERTS of Woodstock and Lana PETTIT of Woodstock. Beloved grandmother of Nicholas and Danica MOCELLIN of Ingersoll, Dana and husband Tim STEVENSON and Kurt ROBERTS and Katrina all of Woodstock. Dearly loved G.G. of Bridget and Vanessa STEVENSON. Sister of Doris and her husband Earl SWARTZ of Ingersoll and Babe FLEMING/FLEMMING and his wife Marion of London. Sister-in-law of Betty FLEMING/FLEMMING of Woodstock and Marie PETTIT of Ingersoll. Predeceased by one son Paul (1969) and two brothers Irwin FLEMING/FLEMMING and Burton FLEMING/FLEMMING. Barbara will be missed by her many Friends in Ingersoll and Florida. She was a loving and caring person to all who knew her. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Bill MAYOROS officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to Trinity United Church Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-16 published
BANNISTER, Stuart James
Tragically as the result of a car accident on Friday, June 13th, 2008, Stuart James BANNISTER, age 29 of Grand Bend. Sadly missed by his mother Mary Jeffrey and her husband Jim CHEVALIER, and his father Gordon BANNISTER and his wife Tran Tu THUY. Loved by his grandmother Irma BANNISTER. Missed by his brother Kurt BANNISTER and his partner Lauren ALEXANDER. Nephew to Ruth and Gord PHIPPS, Tom BANNISTER and Shirley OICKLE, Pat O'CONNELLY, Bill JEFFREY, Steve and Ann O'LEARY, Joan and Aldo ROTONDI. Cousin to Jody and Erik DERKZEN, Jill and Ian LEGG, Hillary and John O'DONNELL, Heather O'LEARY, Mia ROTONDI, John and Karen PHIPPS, Greg PHIPPS, Kelli IRWIN, Amy ROBERTS, Matthew ROBERTS, Kevin and Cathy LOISELLE and Kerri LOISELLE. Many good Friends including Patrick SCHLEGAL. Predeceased by his grandparents Ralph and Eileen JEFFREY and grandfather Lorne BANNISTER, also by his uncle Ralph BANNISTER. Stuart was the joy of his mother's life, an avid Gamer and Book Reader. He will be sadly missed by his Friends and family. A Celebration of Stuart's live will be held in the chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, (102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia 519-336-6042) on Thursday, June 19th, 2008 from 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Friends and relatives may visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from the hours of 6: 00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Stuart's life can be made to N.O.R.M.L. or to Sick Kids Hospital or to the charity of your choice. (cheques only please). Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-16 published
HENRY, Donald Leroy
Of Saint Thomas on Saturday June 14, 2008 peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 87th year. Dearly loved husband of 64 years of Marian (BRADO) HENRY. Loved father of Rick (Pierrette) HENRY of Saint Thomas, Sharron (George) DEVERELL of Aylmer, Ronald (Ruth) HENRY of New Brunswick. Carol Ann BECKON (Rob DE LA PENOTIERE) of Saint Thomas and Randy (Debbie) HENRY of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Barnard "Barnie" of London. Loved grandfather of Ken, Chris, Steven, Matthew, Mitchell, Cletta, Erica and Amy. Sadly missed by 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a grand_son Brian HENRY and by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Don was born April 15, 1922 in Saint Thomas the son of the late Ansell and Pearl HENRY, He worked at Canron (Iron Foundry,) Westminster Hospital and Valleyview. He was a member the Royal Canadian Engineers. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 3: 00 p.m. with Rev. Clarence ROBERTS officiating, Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Cancer Society.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
FRITH, Debra Marie
Suddenly, at her home on Friday, June 27, 2008 Debra Marie FRITH of Tillsonburg age 41 years. Beloved daughter of Ken (Grace) FRITH, and Mary (Gary) ROBERTS all of London, and loving sister of Doug (Elvira) FRITH and their child Dante of Mississauga. Dear step-sister of Bonnie (Jerry) WALLACE; Heather (Bryon) STECKLY Scott (Wendy) EDWARDS; Mark EDWARDS; April TOMEN; John ROBERTS Bruce ROBERTS. Cherished granddaughter of Frances BARBER of Thamesford, and Beatrice FOX of London. Debra is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Debra was predeceased by her grandfathers Ernie BARBER and Heman FOX. Debra was employed with Tillsonburg Community Living for approximately 15 years. She owned her own business offering seated massage and relaxation products. She had a passion for naturopathic health and an insatiable love of Dolphins and had hoped one day to be able to swim with them. The family will receive family, Friends, and neighbours at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Friday, July 11, 2008 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating Debra's life will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 3 p.m. Pastor Gord NAISMITH of Tillsonburg Alliance Church officiating. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will follow in Tillsonburg Cemetery. At the family's request in lieu of flowers memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-30 published
PARK, Bruce William
On April 26th, 2008 at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Joan (HARDY) PARK of Wasaga Beach. Dear father of John (Chris) TROWELL, Barrie. Sharon GRAY/GREY (Dan) Manilla, Greg (Beth) PARK, Sutton. Susan (Frank ROBERTS), Barrie, Kim (Andre COTE) Ottawa. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother to Murray PARK (Rita) Toronto, Nancy (Angus IVORY) England, Denise (Dennis STERRITT) Toronto. Visitation at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road Fast, Wasaga Beach, (705 429-1040) on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008, 11-1 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. Donations may be made to Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, as expressions of sympathy. Cremation.
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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
HUGHES, Lorna Felice (formerly HUNT, née ROBERTS)
Passed away peacefully at Sunrise of Aurora on Monday, December 31, 2007 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her first husband, Maunsel HUNT in 1948, and also by her husband of 47 years, F. Norman HUGHES in 2002. Loved mother of children David Hunt HUGHES and the late Linda NEUFELD (David) and of step-children Judith, Mary SPAFFORD (Jack, deceased), Margaret LACASSE (Yoland), Libby STRATTON (Brooke), and Donald (Margaret). Caring grandmother to John and Scott SPAFFORD, Eric, Jacqueline, Christine and Nadine LACASSE, Alan, Kevin and Beth STRATTON, Jennifer and Kate HUGHES, Amy, Adam and Allison GAW, and Stephanie, Mark and Carolyn NEUFELD. Great-grandmother to Nicholas, Danielle, Patrick, Liam, Sheldon, Tristan, Brady, Catherine, Madison and Christopher. Sister to Bunty JEWITT (Lorne.) Funeral service to be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 11: 15 a.m. Visitation will take place the same day, commencing at 10: 30 a.m. until the time of service. Private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church or to the charity of your choice. Special thanks to the caring staff at Sunrise of Aurora and to the Paramed P.S.W. team. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home 905-727-5421

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-07 published
GRATTON, Ruth May Westcott (née ROBERTS)

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-09 published
OSBORNE, Hilary
On January 5th, 2008, after a long illness, bravely borne. Beloved wife of Doug ROBERTS. Step-mother to Wendy and her husband Matthew. Loving sister to the Stewarts - Tessa (Hong Kong), Rory (Portugal), Hamish (Denmark) and Felicity (Ireland). Sadly missed by her stepmothers, Vicky OSBORNE and Joyce MacCATHY- MORROW. Cousins Richard BURGESS (London) and John EWART (Emirates) and sister-in-law to Gayle of Mississauga, and Ted of Victoria and a host of Friends. Thank you to the caregivers at Ian Anderson House (Hospice). Hilary OSBORNE is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 12 Lakeshore Road East (1 block west of Hurontario Street), Mississauga, on Friday, January 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ian Anderson House, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7P5, would be appreciated. Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. - Emily Dickinson

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
ORTVED, Mary Charteris (née CARTER)
Peacefully at her home on January 14th, 2008 in her 91st year, following an incredibly full life. Beloved wife of the late William Evans ORTVED, M.D. (1996) and sister to Joan Carruthers ROBERTS (Goodridge d.) and the late John Charteris Haig CARTER (Helen d.). As the Leo that she was, she stood like a lioness for her six children, Susan ARMITAGE (Murray d.,) Niels (Stephanie,) Peter (Maureen), Jody (Cathy), Janet IGGERS (Dan), Anne DATTELS (Peter) and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed watching the eleven grandchildren grow up - Kirsten COOKE (Ian,) Kevin ARMITAGE (Linda GALASSO); Allie SWEENEY (Patrick), Chat and John ORTVED; Mira and Matthew ORTVED; Kyla and Dayne ORTVED; Kelly and Adam IGGERS. She was proud to be a great-grandmother of Sophie, Charlie and Jay. Also fondly remembered by Jim SUTTON and Jamie, Liam and Isabelle CAVEN. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Doctor Wendy BROWN; and her special caregivers Norma, Maria, Tess, Magda and Lani, one of whom was always at her side for the past 21 months.
After graduating from Havergal College, Mary went on to University College, University of Toronto where she met her husband Bill ORTVED. Her many years of volunteering for the Women's Committee of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra culminated in her term as President. She served on both the Board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Roy Thomson Hall. She was an enthusiastic member of the Toronto Herb Society, and enjoyed her many weekly bridge games. She led a very active life right up into her late eighties playing tennis twice weekly, skiing at Osler Bluff Ski Club, playing golf at Rosedale Golf Club, skippering her Albacore and Flying Scot, and enjoying the religious morning plunge into Georgian Bay off the rocks of Land's End. Mary's spirit will always rest at her beloved island, Wawonaissa, at Pointe au Baril where she spent every summer of her life. Since 1954 when they bought property at Mansfield, her weekend ritual was roosting at Whippoorwill Hill and she cherished the hills and the many Friends that surrounded her there.
There will be a celebration of her life on Monday January 21st at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton and Duplex Ave. Toronto at 2 o'clock. Reception following at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
"Mothers are the shelters in our lives"

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-17 published
TRELIVING, Williamina "Mina" Lamb (née GARDNER)
It is with heavy hearts and a lifetime of memories that we share in the passing of our much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Mina TRELIVING.
Mina was born in Virden, Manitoba where she spent her married life and raised her family. In 2000, she moved to Calgary, Alberta and resided there until her passing.
Mina passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on January 2, 2008 in Palm Springs, California. She joined her beloved Ted (1987) and cherished grand_son Chadwyck LONGMAN (1992) as well as her parents James and Mary GARDNER and siblings Mowbry, Rita, Melvin, Cecil, Douglas and Lawson through Heaven's Gate.
Mina was an inspiration to all that crossed her path and will be truly missed by many. Her wisdom and stories will live on through her cherished family. She is survived by her children Jim and wife Sandi TRELIVING, Joy and husband Guy LONGMAN, Pat and husband John BASTONE; grandchildren Cheryl, Brad and wife Julie TRELIVING, Jody and husband Darcy McILWAIN, Grant, Scott and Brock BASTONE, Kate and Dan BEAUCHAMP; great-grandchildren Candace, Sam, Chad, Brock, Ryann and Reese. She will be deeply missed by her sister Mae ROBERTS and numerous nieces and nephews.
Our family has been blessed to have had Mina a part of our lives for so many wonderful years. She would wish for all those reading this to live each day to the fullest. Enjoy and cherish your family and Friends and have faith in the Lord. As Mina would say, "God Bless you all until we meet again". A celebration of Mina's life was held at Saint Mary's Anglican Church, Virden, Manitoba, Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Father Don Bernhardt officiating. Interment was in Virden Cemetery. If Friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in memory of Mina may be made to Saint Mary's Anglican Church Hall Building Fund, P.O. Box 15, Virden, Manitoba R0M 2C0.
G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapels Ltd. Virden, Manitoba in care of the arrangements.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
ORTVED, Mary Charteris (née CARTER)
Peacefully at her home on January 14th, 2008 in her 91st year, following an incredibly full life. Beloved wife of the late William Evans ORTVED, M.D. (1996) and sister to Joan Carruthers ROBERTS (Goodridge d.) and the late John Charteris Haig CARTER (Helen d..) As the Leo that she was, she stood like a lioness for her six children, Susan ARMITAGE (Murray d.,) Niels (Stephanie,) Peter (Maureen), Jody (Cathy), Janet IGGERS (Dan), Anne DATTELS (Peter) and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed watching the eleven grandchildren grow up - Kirsten COOKE (Ian), Kevin ARMITAGE (Linda GALASSO) Allie SWEENEY (Patrick,) Chat and John ORTVED; Mira and Matthew ORTVED; Kyla and Dayne ORTVED; Kelly and Adam IGGERS. She was proud to be a great-grandmother of Sophie, Charlie and Jay. Also fondly remembered by Jim Sutton and Jamie, Liam and Isabelle CAVEN. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Wendy BROWN; and her special caregivers Norma, Maria, Tess, Magda and Lani, one of whom was always at her side for the past 21 months.
After graduating from Havergal College, Mary went on to University College, University of Toronto where she met her husband Bill ORTVED. Her many years of volunteering for the Women's Committee of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra culminated in her term as President. She served on both the Board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Roy Thomson Hall. She was an enthusiastic member of the Toronto Herb Society, and enjoyed her many weekly bridge games. She led a very active life right up into her late eighties playing tennis twice weekly, skiing at Osler Bluff Ski Club, playing golf at Rosedale Golf Club, skippering her Albacore and Flying Scot, and enjoying the religious morning plunge into Georgian Bay off the rocks of Land's End. Mary's spirit will always rest at her beloved island, Wawonaissa, at Pointe au Baril where she spent every summer of her life. Since 1954 when they bought property at Mansfield, her weekend ritual was roosting at Whippoorwill Hill and she cherished the hills and the many Friends that surrounded her there.
There will be a celebration of her life on Monday January 21st at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton and Duplex Ave. Toronto at 2 o'clock. Reception following at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
"Mothers are the shelters in our lives"

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
COOMBS, Paul Barr
Paul Barr COOMBS passed away peacefully on January 15, 2008 in his 93rd year. Paul was a fortunate man. He was married to his wonderful Lois (MASSEY) for 28 years. After she died in 1971 he married his delightful Bunty (ROBERTS) with whom he has shared many happy years. He is survived by Bunty, his son John (Norinne), daughter Leslie BURKINSHAW (Robert,) his stepson Arthur (Skooke) ROBERTS (Jan,) brother Jim (Ann) along with seven lovely grandchildren, Richard, Emily, Lynsey, Allison, Len, Rick, and Jennifer. Precious great-granddaughters, Christina and Rachael, also survive him. Born and educated in Toronto, he joined the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1933 in the middle of the great depression and served for 42 years in various managerial positions across Canada, retiring in 1975 as Assistant General Manager, British Columbia. He served overseas with the R.C.N.V.R. in World War 2 joining as an Ordinary Seaman, rising through the ranks, being discharged as a Lieutenant. He was a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a graduate of the Banff School of Advanced Management. In all the cities in which he lived, Toronto, Victoria, Winnipeg, Lethbridge, Ottawa, and Vancouver, he was active in a leadership role with business organizations and charitable institutions. Our deep appreciation to the doctors, nurses and caregivers at RJH, VGH and the Cridge Centre for Seniors who cared so compassionately for Paul over the last 14 months. Our family also thanks all of Paul's Friends and caregivers for their support over the many years. Special thanks for Marsha Birney's devotion and to caregivers, Jackie, Christina and Suzanna, also Doctor Michael Mawdsley and Dr. Tom Connolly.
When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no tears or gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free. Miss me a little but not too long, And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love we all shared, Miss me but let me go.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. in McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, Victoria, the Reverend D. Hatfield officiating. A Reception will follow at the Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com McCall's Of Victoria 1-800-870-4210

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
GIBSON, Erna Lois (née McCORMICK)
Passed away on January 17, 2008 at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, at the age of 70. Beloved wife of D'Arcy GIBSON for 47 years. Loving mother of Trevor, Darren (Wendy), and Dana (Brooks) ROBERTS. Devoted grandma of Connor and Jared. Survived by her brother Clinton McCORMICK (Majo) of Drummondville, Québec, predeceased by her sister Velma NICHOLSON, and her brother Alan McCORMICK. Also missed by her nieces Linda NICHOLSON, Sandy GAIK, and Mary McCORMICK, by her nephews Patrick, Peter, John, and Brian McCORMICK, and by her great nieces Andrea and Tara GAIK. The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Credit Valley Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for their compassion and care. Visitation to be held at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, 905 257 8822, (9th Line at Dundas), on Tuesday, January 22nd from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, January 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. A reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Credit Valley Hospital or to Princess Margaret Hospital. Online condolences may be made to www.glenoaks.ca.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-04 published
BLAIR, Robert " Bob" George (1944-2008)
On Saturday, February 2nd, 2008, Bob passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, after a courageous four-year battle with colorectal cancer, in his 63rd year. He was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on March 13th, 1944, to parents W.R.N. (Buck) and Audrey (née COOKE) BLAIR. Bob is survived by his wife Virginia (Ginny) (née ROBERTS) and his daughter Kathryn (Miriam and grand_son Kameron) of Ottawa, brothers Richard (Carolyn) of Winnipeg and John (Patricia) of Calgary, and nieces and nephews Karen, Robert, Jade (Louis) and Caitlin. He will be missed by close friend and business associate Wendy Grant. Bob was a graduate of Graphic Design from the Ontario College of Art. After a brief time in Ottawa at Campeau Corporation he and Ginny moved to Cornwall in 1970 where he became a Teaching Master and then Chair of Graphic Design at St. Lawrence College for 25 years. In 1994 he, Ginny and Wendy purchased Cornwall City Press. His passions included antique automobiles, painting, fishing and spending time at the home he and Ginny built in Martintown with his family, pets and Friends. In keeping with Bob's wishes a funeral will not be held, but rather Friends and family can meet for a celebration of his life at Cornwall City Press, 700 Campbell Street, Cornwall, on Saturday, February 9, 2008 between 1: 00 and 4:00 in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's memory to The Children's Treatment Centre, 305-A Second Street East, Cornwall, Ontario K6H 1Y8 or The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 5 East Medical Oncology Unit, First Floor, 737 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 9Z9. As a memorial to Bob, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows -- memories live. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Munro and Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 46 Oak Street, Lancaster, Ontario, (613) 347-3629. Condolences may be made online at www.munromorris.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-11 published
ROBERTS, Mary Elizabeth " Betty" (née McALPINE)
Passed away, with family at her side, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, March 7th, 2008. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, passionate amateur entertainer, artist, skilled Bridge and Scrabble player and bonne vivante. She often said that she was named after two Queens and became affectionately known to her family as the Monarch. She is the beloved wife of 61 years to Cy ROBERTS, (predeceased,) loving mother of Bruce and wife Therese of Toronto, and Liz ROBERTS of Perth, Australia, dear sister of Marjorie RUSSELL of Vancouver. She approached life's challenges with a determined spirit. She often said 'I'll find a way or make one'. She made a successful transition to independent living after Cy's passing. After a stroke a year ago, she was so well loved by all her care givers that she was able to make the journey from Hospital to Long Term Care then to a Retirement Home! Faced with not being able to drive she purchased a 'mobility scooter'! She embraced 'scooter life' with gusto. The DVD: 'Betty Rides Again' celebrated her success. She always focused on what she had gained not on what she lost. Mom's positive spirit was a godsend for her family and an inspiration to everyone. A private celebration of Mom's life will be held for Friends and family at Chartwell Scarlett Heights, 4005 Eglinton Ave, Toronto on her birthday Wed, March 26th, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. Daughter Liz will celebrate Mom's Life in Perth Australia on the same date. As Liz says: 'she's given so much love to so many people… she'll be loved in the 'spirit world'. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.he art and stroke.com) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family would like to thank Doctor and Mrs. SHKLAR, and the Caring staff at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Extendicare Brampton and Chartwell Scarlett Heights.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-14 published
STRATHY, Robert Alexander Cockburn
Peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Friday, April 11th 2008, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Lyn. Dear father to James and Cynthia STRATHY. Dear brother of Jane HILL and John STRATHY. Brother-in-law of Jane STRATHY, Douglas ROBERTS, John ROBERTS and Karen SMITH. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Bob's early business career was spent with National Trust and Royal Trust and evolved into managing the family cattle farming operation in King Township. His interests were breeding wild fowl, publishing the Ducklochan, building various collections and oil painting. A time of remembrance for Bob will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Center in Barrie, or to a charity of the donors choice in memory of Bob would be appreciated.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-15 published
ROBERTS, R. Jack
Peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Sunday, April 13th, 2008 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Leigh. Dear son of the late Alice and Arthur ROBERTS; predeceased by his brothers Ron and Murray, and sister Gwen. Cherished father of Jeannine (Harold), Maria-Lise (Kieran) and Nicole (Matthew). Proud grandfather of Joshua, Ian, Curtis, Dylan, Paige, Sophia and Nicholas. Survived by his loving brother Ken (Joyce) and sister-in-law Letty. He was a respected law professor at the University of Western Ontario for 23 years and a passionate labour arbitrator. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and many Friends. A special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Credit Valley Hospital Palliative Care. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere, east of Jane subway) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, April 18, 2008 at 11 o'clock. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care, would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-29 published
FREER, Marilyn (née ARMSTRONG)
(April 16, 1945-April 27, 2008)
Peacefully and with classic grace, following a tenacious battle with cancer. Devoted daughter of Mary and the late T. George ARMSTRONG. Cherished mother of Kelly Anne Roberts LOVERING and her husband Peter. Adoring 'Mimi' to Austin and Sadie LOVERING. Loving companion to John DOUGHERTY. Dear sister to Brian George ARMSTONG (Heather) and Virginia Armstrong DAY (Gerald). Fondly remembered by David ROBERTS and Richard FREER. Marilyn was a woman of high accomplishment, from the respected Executive Assistant to Andy Sarlos for over 20 years, to an eminently successful events planner. A passionate golfer, consummate hostess, a perfectionist to the end. A dazzling daughter, mother, companion, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. Marilyn's hallmark was her ability to recreate herself and shine, regardless of life's challenges. She will be greatly missed. 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 Tuesday, April 29. A Funeral Service will be held in Anglican Church Of St. Clement, EGLINTON, 59 Briar Hill Avenue at 3 o'clock on Wednesday, April 30. If desired, a donation to the Wharton head and Neck Centre of Princess Margaret Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-30 published
ROBERTS, Peter Job
(10 July 1944-29 April 2008)
Left to mourn his wife, Betty BADCOCK; his brothers Edward (Eve) and Douglas; his aunt Alice ROBERTS; his nephew Clair, his nieces Kerby, Catherine, Caroline, Jessica and Alison; his cousins Avalon ROBERTS (Tom BOWEN) and Robert GIANNOU; and Betty's sister-in-law Genie and her daughters Janet and Jill.
Peter was richly blessed with a wide range of talents and skills. He was a boat builder, who took great pride in building his 45-foot steel-hulled brigantine Down North, after first teaching himself welding, carpentry and sail-making. He then sailed her joyfully in northern waters. A skilled painter and print-maker, he took great pleasure in recording the coastal scenery of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was an enthusiastic golfer, who took pride in his good rounds while being quick to acknowledge that "golf is a very humbling game", as he took the good and the bad shots as they came. He taught himself to play the guitar, and was the first to admit that he couldn't sing on key.
Although Peter was a gentle man, he was strong-minded and willing to stand up for his opinions and he was a fierce competitor. He played hockey, and chose to be a goaltender, playing for Prince of Wales College. But his greatest moment came when he and his team-mates were the first Newfoundland team to play in an international Pee Wee All-Star Invitational Tournament, in Goderich, Ontario in 1956. The other highlight of his hockey career came when he was knocked unconscious during a rough-and-ready game in the Roddickton-Englee-Conche-Main Brook league. As he lay on the ice, somebody yelled "go get the doctor". A moment later, they realized that Peter was the only doctor for a hundred miles either side of the rink. He recovered quickly, with no ill effects, and dined out on the story for the rest of his life.
Above all, Peter was a medical doctor and he was a Newfoundlander. These were his defining passions. He came to medicine the long-way round, notwithstanding the medical traditions of his family -- his father, his only uncle and most of their siblings and cousins had become doctors and nurses. He first earned bachelor's and master's degrees in history from the University of New Brunswick, winning high marks for his account of Newfoundland's turbulent mid-19th century politics.
Peter became a medical doctor because he wanted to help people. He was drawn to the North, and went to work with the International Grenfell Association. He worked in Northern Newfoundland and Labrador for all his professional life. He became the Executive Director of the IGA, and latterly of Grenfell Regional Health Services, and thus responsible for the provision of health care for many thousands of his fellow Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Sir Wilfred Grenfell was the first to hold the position. Peter, the fifth and last to hold it, was the first and only Newfoundlander to do so. A modest man, he sought neither recognition nor honours. But those who know the Northern Peninsula and Coastal Labrador are quick to give testimony to his achievements, as a doctor, as a leader and as a friend.
Peter's father, Doctor Harry ROBERTS, taught him and his brothers that much was expected from those to whom much was given. Peter honoured this precept, serving as President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association and as the founding Chair of the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Those who knew Peter will not be surprised that he left firm and precise instructions for his funeral. He has been cremated: his ashes will be disposed of later, as he wished. Betty and his family invite his Friends to join them in a service to celebrate his life, to be held at Gower Street United Church in Saint_John's at 2: 30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May. They will be happy to greet all at the service at a reception to be held in the Church's Lecture Hall after the service.
Betty asks all who wish to make a donation in Peter's memory to give to either the Community Foundation or a charity of their choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
HOLMES, W. Wayne
It is with much sadness that the family of W. Wayne HOLMES announce his passing at the age of 84 years. Wayne was predeceased in 2001 by his beloved Thelma, wife of 56 years. Born in Saskatoon in 1923, Wayne joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and was one of 26 Canadians who served in the Royal Navy Submarine Service. Returning home in 1946, he re-joined the Bank of Montreal and for the next four decades, his career took him from Vancouver to Saint John's. Throughout his life, Wayne found many ways to involve himself in his local community, assisting with the 1988 Calgary Olympics, working with the Stoney First Nation peoples and, in more distant communities, through his work with the Canadian Executive Services Organization. Wayne had many passions from raising orchids to politics, but promoting an understanding of Canada's naval history was among the most important. He had the privilege of serving on the Board and as President of the Naval Museum of Alberta from 1997 until 2002. In both capacities, he took an active role in helping to establish the Museum as one of the best of its kind in Canada. Wayne will be remembered with great love and much affection by his many Friends and family, including his son Robert HOLMES of Vancouver, British Columbia two daughters and two sons-in-law; Karen and Peter SADLIER- BROWN of Toronto, Ontario; Shelley HOLMES and Roy ROBERTS of Vancouver, B.C.; two grandchildren, Joshua SADLIER- BROWN and Jordan ROBERTS and his sister Janet EDWARDS of Conesus, New York, U.S.A. If Friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Naval Museum of Alberta Society, 1820 - 24 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta. T2T 0G6.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-10 published
DONIO, Janet Louise (née MacLACHLAN)
Jan's family wishes sadly to announce her sudden passing on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Jan was predeceased by her parents Dugal and Bertha MacLACHLAN. She is survived by her sons Jason DONIO and (Tara ROBERTS) of Toronto, and Robyn DONIO and (Crystal INKSTER- HAWKINS) of Vancouver, and her very special granddaughter Sophia BITEZNIK of Oakville, one brother Joseph MacLACHLAN and wife Donna, and their children Erin and Greg.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will take place later this summer.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory can be made to: The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S7
Arrangements entrusted to Lynett Funeral Home 416-767-1176

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-20 published
PETERSON, Shirley Jean (née LYONS) (1933-2008)
With great sadness, the family of Shirley Jean PETERSON announce her passing on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Shirley is survived by Aubrey, her loving husband of 51 years. Much loved mother of David PETERSON (Nancy) of California, Glenn PETERSON (Laurie) of Calgary and Nancy PETERSON (David BOUNSALL) of Toronto. Beloved Nana to her six grandchildren Michael, Jacquelyn, Sarah, Nicole, Eric and Adam. Born in Regina, Shirley was the second of three daughters born to the late David James LYONS and Hulda Olivia Petra LYONS (née JETMUNDSON.) She leaves her sisters June CULLEN (Philip) and Lynn ROBERTS (Kenneth) and her many nieces and nephews. Shirley's enthusiasm for life, positive outlook, personal courage and selfless love for her family knew no bounds. Family always came first with Shirley. She took great pleasure in sharing in the lives of her children and grandchildren, and always made family events more special. She enjoyed her travels, bridge with her Friends, summers at the cottage on Lake Joseph, curling and golf at Donalda Club, winters in Florida and time spent with her many good Friends. The family is deeply grateful to the oncology, clinical research and palliative care teams at Sunnybrook. Special thanks go out to Doctor Neil BERINSTEIN and Angela BOUDREAU for their dedicated and compassionate care. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 22. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 23 in Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. Following interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, a reception will be held at Donalda Golf and Country Club, 12 Bushbury Drive, Don Mills, Ontario. If desired, Shirley's memory may be honoured through donations to either Sunnybrook (www.sunnybrookfoundation.ca) or Eglinton St. George's United Church (www.esgunited.org) Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-09 published
BAKER, Betty Eleanor (née JACKSON)
(January 30, 1927-June 6, 2008)
After a brief illness, peacefully, on June 6, 2008 at Trillium Health Centre -Mississauga Site. Beloved wife and best friend of Gordon for over 59 years. Loving Mom of Kathryn "Kathy" and Betty Lou and her husband Alex BURNETT. Cherished Grandma of James and Stacey. Dear sister of Robert "Bob" and his wife Betty. She will always fondly be remembered by her many Friends and family. Friends will be received at Saint Thomas à Becket Anglican Church, 3535 South Common Court (west of Erin Mills Pkwy.), on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. for a Memorial Service to Celebrate Betty's Life. Visitation 1 hour prior at church. Private interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the nurses and doctors at Palliative Care at Trillium, Doctor Andrew TOTH, Canon Jim WOOLLEY and Bonnie ROBERTS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty's memory to the Saint Thomas à Becket Church Memorial Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 Online condolences at www.neweduk.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-23 published
HALES, Mary (GRAHAM)
Born March 10, 1911 at Brittannia Bay (Ottawa), Ontario. Passed away June 22, 2008 at the Guelph General Hospital surrounded by the love of her family. Much loved and loving wife of the late Alfred Dryden HALES (1998.) Adored and loving mother of Beverly STAGER and her husband David of Toronto; David and his wife Hildegard of Waterloo; Donald and his wife Becky of Pekin, Illinois and the late Alfred (1993). Mother-in-law of Isabel HALES of Crystal Falls. Proud and always loving grandmother of Andrea STAGER, Martha VESEY, Jeffrey HALES, Nicola ROBERTS, Heather CACANINDIN, Robert HALES, Deborah MIOTTO, Kim CARON and Kathy-Lee HALES. Great-grandmother of 13 great-grandchildren who gave her much delight. Sister of the late Clifford GRAHAM, Lillian CROSKERY and Frank GRAHAM. Mary was a graduate of Macdonald Institute 1932; a devoted partner and contributor to her husband's political career and an enthusiastic volunteer with the Guelph General Hospital for 60 years. Mary was loved and respected by all. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). A private family service will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel on Thursday, June 26, 2008. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, 115 Delhi Street, Guelph, N1E 4J4 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-16 published
McGARRY, P.D. "Des," M.B., B.Ch., (F.R.C.S.C.)
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Doctor P.D. (Des) McGARRY on Monday, July 14, 2008, having just celebrated his 86th birthday. Desmond was born in County Galway, Ireland in 1922. Des was the proud father of Patrick (Toronto), Colette (Japan) and Katherine (Peter) KILTY (Newmarket) and proud Grandda of Paulyne, Briana and Colin KILTY.
Des studied medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and then immigrated to Canada in 1952, where he worked in Newfoundland as a country doctor, traveling the coastline by small boat administering to those in need. He then moved to Montreal where he did his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1956, he accepted a position at Scarborough General Hospital and it was there he stayed until retiring in 1992. While at Scarborough General, he also played an important role in the lives of young single mothers by dedicating 35 years of service to Rosalie Hall.
Des' love of Ireland drew him back during retirement, where he built a home and lived by the sea in the small fishing village of Barna in his native County Galway. During his years in Barna, Des would welcome any and all visitors who were in the area to stop by, for a pint, a meal, or a place to stay
but the one thing you were always assured of, was a great story or discussion, as Des loved the art of conversation. Des returned to Canada in 2007 to be closer to his family as his health began to deteriorate, and in keeping with his wishes, he will be making one last trip to Ireland, where he plans to stay.
We would like to thank the residents and staff of Park Place Manor in Aurora for their kindness, support and most importantly for providing laughter and Friendship to Des. We would also like to thank Doctor Ken ROBERTS, nurses Mary Lyon and Libby, of Southlake Regional Healthcare Centre's Cancer floor and the great team of Personal Support Workers from Regional Nursing Care.
Des' family will receive Friends this Friday, July 18, 2008, at a memorial to be held in the main Chapel of the Hospital at Providence Healthcare (2376 St. Clair Avenue East (at Warden Avenue), Scarborough) at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southlake Regional Cancer Centre or a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
WIGGINS, Willa May (ROBERTS?)
(May 17, 1918-January 26, 2008)
It is with great sorrow that we announce the recent passing of Willa Mae WIGGINS of Toronto, Ontario and Victoria, British Columbia. Willa passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Glengarry Hospital on Southern Vancouver Island. Willa was predeceased by her husband Bert WIGGINS, sister Jean JONES and brother-in-law Ed JONES, brother Bill ROBERTS and nephew John ROBERTS, as well as the parents of her daughter-in-law, Brenda and Roy MacMILLAN. Willa is survived by her son Jim, his wife Sandi WIGGINS and grand_son Matthew; her daughter Patricia PEPPER and grand_sons Todd and Scott; as well as nephews Ken and Wayne JONES and sister-in-law Bea ORR. Willa was born in Toronto, Ontario, where she resided for the majority of her life until moving to Victoria, British Columbia in January 2004 where she was able to enjoy the wonderful blue and sparkling ocean views and the hanging baskets and brilliant flowers of Victoria's residential gardens. Willa was a very kind and gentle spirit who enjoyed the support of family and close Friends over many years at Woodland Beach, Don Mills, and with the Hustler Bible Class, the Diplomats from Georgina Lodge, St. Hilda's Towers and Somerset House. Willa will be dearly missed, loved and thought of so fondly throughout the remainder of our lives. A small service with visitation 1 hour prior, will be held in Willa's honour at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment, York Cemetery. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
ROBERTS, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (née McALPINE) (1921-2008)
Passed away, with family at her side, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, March 7th, 2008. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, passionate amateur entertainer, artist, skilled Bridge and Scrabble player and bonne vivante. She often said that she was named after two Queens and became affectionately known to her family as the Monarch. She is the beloved wife of 61 years to Cy ROBERTS, (predeceased,) loving mother of Bruce and wife Therese of Toronto, and Liz ROBERTS of Perth, Australia, dear sister of Marjorie RUSSELL of Vancouver. She approached life's challenges with a determined spirit. She often said "I'll find a way or make one". She made a successful transition to independent living after Cy's passing. After a stroke a year ago, she was so well loved by all her caregivers that she was able to make the journey from Hospital to Long Term Care then to a Retirement Home! Faced with not being able to drive she purchased a "mobility scooter"! She embraced "scooter life" with gusto. The DVD: "Betty Rides Again" celebrated her success. She always focused on what she had gained not on what she lost. Mom's positive spirit was a godsend for her family and an inspiration to everyone. A private celebration of Mom's life will be held for Friends and family at Chartwell Scarlett Heights, 4005 Eglinton Ave., Toronto on her birthday Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. Daughter Liz will celebrate Mom's Life in Perth, Australia on the same date. As Liz says: "she's given so much love to so many people and she'll be loved in the spirit world". Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.com) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family would like to thank Doctor and Mrs. SHKLAR, and the caring staff at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Extendicare Brampton and Chartwell Scarlett Heights.

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ROBERTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-07-25 published
GOLDSTEIN, Elizabeth Mary " Betty"
Passed away suddenly at York Central Hospital on Wednesday July 23, 2008. Beloved wife of Earl for 57 years. Dear mother of Brenda and her husband Sam ROBERTS, Barbara and her husband Ken GIBSON and Sandy and her husband Bob PERKIS. Loving grandmother of Craig, Andrew, David, Dawn, Ben, Aaron and Chris. Great-grandmother of Cameron, Jack and Ethan. A service will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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