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

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ROBICHAUD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-10 published
ROBICHAUD, Benjamin Quinn
Peacefully in the loving arms of his mommy and daddy, on June 6, 2008, Benjamin Quinn ROBICHAUD passed away. Cherished infant son of Jeremy and Nicki ROBICHAUD and brother of Tyler and Sam. Dear grand_son of David and Patti WILSON, Maggie and Wayne ROBICHAUD, Gary POLLARD and great-grand_son of Bill and Fran MIDDAUGH, Norman BROOKS and Barbara POLLARD. Also loved by many aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, June 12th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ben are asked to consider the Grand River Hospital-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kitchener.

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ROBILLARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
NOGES, Marilyn Grace (née CLARKE)
(September 23, 1950 to January 1, 2008)
Marilyn passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2008 after a long battle with lymphoma cancer. Her fight was a testament to the amazing strength and dignity she exhibited all her life.
Beloved, loving wife and best friend to her husband Val for the past 28 years. Much loved mother to daughters Laura (Dan RODRIGUEZ) and Kristen. Daughter of Eric and Barbara CLARKE. Sister to Jeanette CLARKE (Ron ROBILLARD) and Pauline BROWN (James). Daughter-in-law to Melita NOGES. Sister-in-law to Ann NOGES. Aunt to Robert, Bradley, Brian, Nicola, and Claudia. Cherished friend to many.
Marilyn had unshakable determination and strength. She will always be remembered for her endless energy, compassion, kindness, warmth, and her natural ability to relate to everyone she met. She loved time spent with family and Friends, at the cottage sitting on the dock with a Chardonnay, and the outdoors.
Marilyn was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland, and moved to Ontario in her early twenties. She spent the last five years enjoying her work in the health and education fields, most recently managing the financial affairs of both Ozmosis Research and the Ontario Medical Oncology Association. Marilyn cherished the special relationship she developed with Doctor Amit Oza, Pam Degendorfer, and all of her close colleagues. Previously, Marilyn spent close to twenty years in the Finance Group with Maclean Hunter Limited and Rogers Communications Inc., working in both companies' cable television and publishing divisions, with a culminating position as Vice-President, Finance of Rogers Publishing. Marilyn holds a Masters of Business Administration from McMaster University and Bachelors of Education and Science from Memorial University.
Special thanks to Doctor Michael CRUMP, Tracy NAGY and all the other extremely dedicated and caring professionals at Princess Margaret Hospital and the Toronto General Hospital.
Marilyn is resting at the Murray Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto. Family and Friends may visit on Friday, January 4th from 7 to 9 p.m. A ceremony in celebration of Marilyn's life will be held in the chapel at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 5th, followed by a light meal and reception at the Miller Tavern Restaurant, 3885 Yonge Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in care of Doctor Michael CRUMP for Lymphoma Research.

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ROBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-19 published
ROBINS, Bernice (née BARTLEY)
Of Wiarton passed away at Gateway Haven Nursing Home on Thursday, July 17, 2008 in her 91st year. Cherished mother of Murray (May) ROBINS of Wiarton, Morgan (Donna) ROBINS and Lynn (Carole) ROBINS both of Miller Lake and Yvonne (Joe) DEAN of Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Special Grandma to grandchildren Blaine, Shawn, Scott, Darren, Tina, Ryan, Kristen, Adam and Lucas as well as 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by brothers Lloyd, Allister, Harvey and Bartley, sisters Gladys BRAY, Jean ROUSE and Velma LOUCH and sister-in-law Vera SCOTT as well as many nieces and nephews. Bernice was predeceased by her husband Percy, parents Ella (MORRISON) and Robert BARTLEY and brothers Elmer and Ralph. Family and Friends are invited to share their memories at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lion's head on Monday, July 21, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Bernice's life will be held at the Church on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Ret. Major Charles YOUNG officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Lion's head Hospital or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.georgefuneralhome.com

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ROBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-11 published
ROBINS, Fran (CAKE)
In loving memory of Fran ROBINS (CAKE) who left us June 11, 2007 Always in our thoughts Forever in our Hearts. Love Mom, your brothers and sisters.

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ROBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-11 published
ROBINS, Fran
In this past year, there hasn't been a day when we haven't thought of you, Your smile of reassurance, happiness and times that used to be, Are in our hearts foreverthe place you will always be. Love, your daughters and family.

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ROBINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
LEVY, Percy
It is with great sadness that our family announces the death of our Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather and Patriarch, in his 96th year on Friday, March 28, 2008 at The Apotex Centre, Baycrest. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Donna and son-in-law Sheldon ROBINS, and his grandchildren Laurie and Carolin, David and Sharon, and Josh. His great-grandchildren Noah, Sarah, Jessica and Amy were his very special joys and he was indeed fortunate to have been able to live to meet them and watch them as they grew. In addition, Percy is mourned by his sister Betty and was pre-deceased by his brother-in-law Nat, and his brother and sister-in-law Sam and Esther. He was an adored uncle to Carolyn and Bill, Sharon and Les, Erle, and Eddie and Fern and a very special friend to so many, most of whom he out-lived. There are no words to express our gratitude to Percy's many caregivers at Baycrest especially Lorna, Elmeh, Joycelynn, Beverley, Cecil and Glenda. Their loving care made all the difference to him and eased our family's pain as we watched him slowly decline. A graveside service will take place on Monday, March 31, 2008 at Holy Blossom Memorial Park on Brimley Road at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Percy and Florye Levy Endowment Fund c/o Baycrest, 416-785-2875, or to the Percy Levy Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, www.benjamins.ca

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ROBINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-09 published
Fierce and forthright judge made practicality and principle his mark
When it came to standing up for precept over ideological fashion, the Ontario Court of Appeal judge had no peer. He could not abide sham or mediocrity, and that attracted a legion of admirers
By Kirk MAKIN, Page S10
Toronto -- There couldn't have been more than a handful of appellate lawyers in Ontario who were unaware that Mr. Justice George FINLAYSON had a low tolerance level for unprepared or long-winded lawyers. Unfortunately, one of them was arguing a complicated commercial case several years ago before the Ontario Court of Appeal's crustiest member.
As the hapless counsel droned on through a hit-and-miss series of legal points, the courtroom began to feel like a village built on the edge of Mount Etna. Finally, Judge FINLAYSON could take no more: "What I'd like to find out is: What should I be doing with my mind while you are talking?" he exploded.
Recounting the scene, a former colleague - Mr. Justice Sydney ROBINS - said it was a classic FINLAYSON moment: "George had a low boiling point. He had little patience with incompetence and unprepared counsel."
Gruff, prickly, impatient - all are words that applied to George FINLAYSON. His testy nature, however, was the product of a man who could not abide sham or mediocrity. When it came to standing up for principle over the ideological fashions of the day, he had no peer - and it built him a legion of admirers during his 12 years on the bench.
Raised in Ottawa, Mr. FINLAYSON graduated from the University of Toronto's law school in 1951 and joined a Toronto powerhouse known as McCarthy and McCarthy. He soon joined the ranks of a handful of legendary litigators who dominated the city's legal scene - men whose names are still uttered with reverence: J.J. Robinette, Walter Williston, John Brooke, Charles Dubin and Douglas Laidlaw. His clients ranged from fraudsters and hockey players to the government of Quebec, which he helped to win a mammoth lawsuit against Newfoundland involving power from Churchill Falls.
"He was noted for his unvarnished advice and fearless advocacy," Mr. ROBINS said.
Appointed to the Court of Appeal in 1990, Judge FINLAYSON brought a keen awareness of the practical effects of court rulings on the practice of law, a remarkable work ethic, and a writing style that was clear and focused.
"A lot of judges might reach the same conclusions but would couch them in more circuitous terms," said Tom HEINTZMAN, a lawyer at Mr. FINLAYSON's former firm. "George had the courage of his convictions, and he was prepared to set them down in an unvarnished way. When there was something he disagreed with, he would stand there like Horatio on the bridge."
A slight and slender man, Mr. FINLAYSON also embraced new technology, had an enormous appetite for work, and appreciated law clerks who were not afraid to edit his writing.
Practicality and principle were the hallmark of his rulings. In one case, he overturned a decision that had found a car-parts company responsible for a highway accident caused by an employee who was secretly drinking on the job. "The notion that an employer&hellip has a duty to monitor its employees to determine if it is safe for them to drive home is novel in the extreme," he said.
He maintained a particularly wary eye for social injustice, excessive damage awards, and judges who imposed unfairly harsh sentences on individuals in the hope of deterring other, would-be criminals.
"My father was a very black-and-white person," said his son, Blair. "Something might not be good law, but it was the law - so don't whine about it. He made up his mind quickly, but he wasn't stubborn. If you gave him a good argument, he had no problem admitting that he had been wrong."
A champion of criminal rights, Judge FINLAYSON was sufficiently pragmatic to allow police to seize hairs from suspects for DNA testing. In a similar realistic vein, he reduced excessive damage awards and spoke out against legal-aid funding being given indiscriminately to the children of wealthy or middle-class parents.
Most notably, however, he helped launch a wave of skepticism about the role of soft science and expert witnesses: from marginal fields.
In a 1997 ruling, he declared that jurors were quite capable of reaching conclusions without the aid of a psychologist, and castigated his fellow judges for abdicating their responsibility to reach conclusions without being propped up by purported experts.
He was particularly irked by the evidence in historical sexual assaults, some of it drawn out by therapists who employed dream theories. "The criminal courts need a new gatekeeper," he railed in one such case. "Parliament and the judiciary have radically eroded the traditional protection available to the accused in sexual assault cases."
Frank ADDARIO, president of the Criminal Lawyers Association, said these sentiments showed Mr. FINLAYSON to be "a judge with strong attachment to the bedrock principles of the criminal law. He liked the adversary system and its closed set of rules, and he continually reminded lawyers about the basic rules of evidence, proof and cross-examination in criminal cases."
But these rulings annoyed prosecutors, whose job it is to deal with victims and assemble evidence. They were equally put off by Judge FINLAYSON's regular declarations that prosecutors must be less keen to secure convictions.
He was equally caustic about lawyers attaching themselves to causes. In 1980, as treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada, he urged new lawyers to represent nothing but their client's interest - and to turn no prospective client away.
"You are not obliged, and indeed, you must not, act as a mouthpiece for an individual or his cause," he said. He also scoffed at the idea that some lawyers specialize in "civil rights," calling it a pompous, pious notion that infers that other lawyers are unconcerned about freedom and liberty.
He was from the old school of mentoring, Mr. HEINTZMAN said. "He wasn't about to mollycoddle anyone. We might be chewed out, but those who stuck it out learned lessons we never forgot."
In his life outside the courtroom, Mr. FINLAYSON loved spending time at the family cottage near Peterborough, Ontario Clad in eccentric recreational outfits, he was widely known to be far from expert at the helm of his sizable motorboat. "Stories are legion of him crashing it into docks," Mr. HEINTZMAN said. Indeed, there were few takers whenever he offered rides, and several neighbours had implored Mr. FINLAYSON never to approach their dock.
Mr. FINLAYSON also had a passion for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Ottawa Rough Riders, his dogs, and the company of a select group of male Friends with whom he exchanged legal gossip and spirited debate.
He was a decided family man, albeit not an overly demonstrative one. "If you did a great job on something, my father's way of showing love and affection was to give you a firm handshake and a pat on the back," said Blair, who went on to take up electrical engineering and to run his own company.
A watershed point in Mr. FINLAYSON's career occurred in 1989, when an article in Canadian Lawyer magazine ranked him among the worst judges in the country on account of his temper, irascibility and a tendency to prejudge matters.
Based on a handful of anonymous critics, the ranking was far from scientific. Still, some Friends detected a change. The judge tried to curb his in-court sniping. A moderate drinker, he quit cold turkey.
Another important personal event occurred in 2004 when he published John J. Robinette, Peerless Mentor: An Appreciation, an unusual hybrid that was part memoir and part biography.
He believed fervently that the best decisions are written almost immediately, when legal arguments are fresh in a judge's mind and his reactions to them crackle with energy. He would invariably return to his chambers from the courtroom and set about writing his ruling, often polishing off the bulk of it in two or three hours.
His son said this technique had the added virtue of giving him a jump on everyone else: "He could get his slant in on it."
Mr. FINLAYSON, who retired in 2002, probably summed up his philosophy best in an interview several years ago: "My whole approach is to be a problem solver. I don't have an agenda. I don't favour the Charter or adopt a conservative approach. I don't favour the Crown or the defence. I just look at every case as something that has to be dealt with properly."
George Duncan FINLAYSON was born in Winnipeg on November 4, 1927. He died in Toronto of a heart attack on March 23, 2008, while out walking his dog. He was 80. He is survived by his wife, Joan, and by his children Margot, Blair and Sheelah. He also leaves his grandchildren Cameron, Ben, Riley, Josh, Fraser and Geordie.

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ROBINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-28 published
MOSS, Florence (formerly LAUER)
Peacefully, on Friday, April 25, 2008 at Baycrest Apotex Centre, in her 95th year. Florence MOSS, beloved wife of the late Moe MOSS and Sam LAUER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Naomi GOODMAN and Harold ROBINS, and Les and Linda LAUER, and step-mother of Sondra MOSS. Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Benny and Evelyn SCHARTZMAN, Minnie and Joe GOODMAN, and Jack and Rosalind SCHWARTZMAN. Devoted grandmother of Scott and Penny, Jason and Jennifer, Cynthia and Allan, Marlene and Jordan, Eric, Mark, Kenny and Dale, and Heidi. Great-grandmother of Jake, Tess, Emily, Jessica, Eliana, Yoni, Rae, Sam, Mirren, and Harper. Florence will be fondly remembered by her extended family and Friends. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, April 28th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Shaar Shalom Synagogue section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 4 Cobblestone Dr., Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to The Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-30 published
BLACKBURN, Cora May
At the King City Lodge Nursing Home on Thursday, April 24, 2008, formerly of Toronto in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Eldon BLACKBURN. Loving mother of Clair (Sadie) of Holstein, Louise (Roger) WAGNER of Newmarket, Fay (David) WHITNEY of Meaford, Leonard (Karen) of Bayfield, Lyle (Lynn) of Shelburne, Larry (Bonnie) of Feversham, and the late Betty and Wayne. She will he loved and remembered by her 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Dear sister of Muriel (Clarence) ROBINSON of Beeton, Betty (Calvin) HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Priceville, Bob (Marvel) WHITE/WHYTE of Mississauga and the late James CORBETT, Lorne and Joe FOY. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Elsie FOY and Pat CORBETT. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, April 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. Interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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ROBINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-25 published
BERDAN, Isabell (RICH)
Born July 14, 1929. Reunited with her late husband Allan (1999) and late son Larry (2006), on June 7, 2008. Loving mother of Randy and wife Trish of Waterloo, Dale, Dawn ROBINSON, and Shelley, all of Windsor. Dear grandmother of Courtney, Natalie, Krystie FEDAK, Jason, and Kyle ROBINSON. Dear sister of Reta and the late Donald GOHEEN. Predeceased by her brother Teddy RICH. Dear aunt of Isabell and Les FRANKS and their family all of Dundalk. Predeceased by loving in-laws George and Florence BERDAN, Ellen and Bert PERRY, Gord and Marie DOBSON, Fred and Edna BERDAN, Louise and Bob FOWLER, and A.D. BERDAN. Survived by her loving sister-in-law Lillian BERDAN of Glencoe and by many other nieces and nephews. Isabell was retired from the Hudson Bay Company after many years of employment. Visitation was held at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 2-5 and from 7-9. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 10 a.m. from the chapel with Bishop Jack PECK officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment of cremated remains to be held at a later date at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Donations made to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be sent to the family at www.windsorchapel.com.
Attending the funeral from here were her only sister, Reta GOHEEN and daughter and son-in-law Isabell and Les FRANKS, along with Mark FRANKS and Dawn and Scott HIGGINSON of Shelburne and Audrey DUNCAN of Etobicoke, who read a lovely poem "Love me and let me go" and said a few words about her growing up with Isabell.
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ROBINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-01 published
QUESNEL, Kenneth S.
Of Port Colborne passed away with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer at the Port Colborne General Hospital on Thursday January 31, 2008 at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband of Ruth QUESNEL, loving father of Murray (Sherry) QUESNEL of Stevensville, Sharon (James) DOCKRILL of St. Catharines and Robert QUESNEL of Port Colborne, brother of Donna ROBINSON of Kitchener. Mr. QUESNEL was predeceased by his son Scott QUESNEL (1979,) his parents Charles and Mabel QUESNEL, his brothers Jim QUESNEL and Charles QUESNEL and his sister Thelma HUNTER. He worked at INCO for over 40 years from where he retired. He was a member of the INCO Quarter Century Club. At his request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation will take place. Interment of ashes will be in Overholt Cemetery at a later time. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Port Colborne Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes 135 Clarence St. Online guest register and condolences available at www.davidsonfuneralhomes.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-15 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Edward “Ed” Eric
Of Mar peacefully at Wiarton Hospital on Thursday February 14th, 2008. Edward Eric WHITE/WHYTE at the age of 89 years. Loving husband of Shirley (née ROBINSON) and the late Florence (née HILL.) Beloved father of Bob (Ruth), of Dowling; Stephen (Britt), of Mar; Neil (Joan,) of Cargill; Ruth Ann KUNTZ (and friend Mervin,) of Drayton Allan (Debbie), of Kemble; Kate WHITE/WHYTE (Jim DOBBIE), of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; Nancy WHITE/WHYTE (Stewart NUTT,) of Southampton; and Susan WHITE/WHYTE (Kelly WILSON,) of Calgary, Alberta. Special step-father of Carolyn (Tom DALMUS,) of Anglewood; Gerald LOURIE (Julie,) of Collingwood; Richard LOURIE (Loretta,) of Sauble Beach; Stephen LOURIE (Josephine,) of Chatham; and Linda (Evan MacKINNON,) of Guelph. Cherished grandpa of 32 and great-grandfather of 14. Forever missed by his sister Edith STEPHENS, of Wiarton. Ed is predeceased by his parents Henry and Josephine; brothers Mac, Ollie, and Arthur; sisters Emily and Connie. Ed loved his community, serving it through his tireless involvement with the Co-op Board, Hospital Board, School Board, and the Agricultural Society. He farmed at Mar for 34 years; owned and operated the Mar ESSO for 6 years; and managed the Tamarac Club. Family invite Friends to join with them for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041, on Saturday February 16, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Ed's full life will be conducted from the chapel on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. David LEGGATT officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donation to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Ed a Maple 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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ROBINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-20 published
HASTINGS, Alexander Murray
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, February 17, 2008 in his 78th year. Dear husband of the late Florence HASTINGS of Roches Point. Loving father of Murray (Barb) HASTINGS of Island Grove, Tom HASTINGS of Mt. Albert and Scott HASTINGS of Roches Point. Cherished grandfather of Shannon, Ian and Allison. Dear brother of Arthur, David and George HASTINGS, Margaret MALKEIZC and Betty BAIN. Predeceased by his brothers Archie, Hugh, Ivor and Bill HASTINGS and his sister Jenny ROBINSON. Alex will be greatly missed by many Friends and relatives. Cremation has taken place. At his request there will not be a visitation or funeral service. If desired, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, Keswick 1-888-884-4486

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-26 published
BLACKBURN, Cora May
At the King City Lodge Nursing Home on Thursday, April 24, 2008 formerly of Toronto in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Eldon BLACKBURN. Loving mother of Clair (Sadie) of Holstein, Louise (Roger) WAGNER of Newmarket, Fay (David) WHITNEY of Meaford, Leonard (Karen) of Bayfield, Lyle (Lynn) of Shelburne, Larry (Bonnie) of Feversham, and the late Betty and Wayne. She will be loved and remembered by her 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Dear sister of Muriel (Clarence) ROBINSON of Beeton, Betty (Calvin) HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Priceville, Bob (Marvel) WHITE/WHYTE of Mississauga and the late James CORBETT, Lorne and Joe FOY. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Elsie FOY and Pat CORBETT. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, April 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, April 29 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-17 published
ROBINSON, Evelyn
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn ROBINSON on June 13, 2008, at her residence of Fir Park Village in Port Alberni, British Columbia Evelyn was two weeks short of her 96th birthday. Loving wife of the late Edward (Ted) ROBINSON. Ted and Ev moved to Owen Sound from Weston in 1950 and raised their family: Shirley (Terry) WHITE/WHYTE of Port Alberni, Diane (Alvin BYE) and Ken (Nancy) ROBINSON all of Owen Sound. They were a vibrant part of the community. Ted worked for Empire Stove Co. and later both Ev and Ted worked at the General and Marine Hospital in Owen Sound. They were active members of Westside United Church and Ev was particularly involved with the United Church Women and as C.G.I.T. leader. They spent many happy retirement years in the small fishing village of Sointula on Malcolm Island, British Columbia before moving to Port Alberni, British Columbia. Evelyn will be dearly missed and greatly loved by all her family which includes nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service to celebrate Evelyn's life will be held at a later date in Port Alberni, B.C.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-01-23 published
Patrick David REID
In loving memory of Patrick David REID, October 17, 1945 to December 27, 2007.
Pat died peacefully at his home in Winnipeg surrounded by his loving family after a very brave battle against cancer. Although Pat had many interests, one of his favourites was the Manitoulin Deer Hunt and spending time with his family and Friends here. Pat was truly a "wannta be haweater". He is survived by his mother, Gertie ROBINSON of Espanola, his wife Edith (MERVYN,) daughters Sara, Sheila and family and son Arthur and family all of Winnipeg. Funeral service was held January 2, 2008 by Cropo Funeral Home with interment in Winnipeg.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-01-23 published
ROBINSON--In Loving Memory of Ruth Laurene ROBINSON, wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
We are thinking of you today Mum
But that's not new
We thought of you yesterday
And the day before that too.
No one knows the sorrow we share
When family meets and you are not there
We hold our tears when we speak your name
But the ache in our hearts remains the same
And memories we are proud to own still remain.
You left us on January 23, 2006. Carl and family.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-23 published
ROBINSON--In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Laureen, who left us April 30, 2003.
Beautiful memories
Are wonderful things.
They last till the longest day.
They never wear out,
They never get lost
And can never be given away.
To some, you may be forgotten
To others a part of the past,
But to us who loved and lost you
Your memories will always last.
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Jim, Mary, Amanda and Crystal.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-05-21 published
Garnet Nelson ROBINSON
In loving memory of Garnet Nelson Robinson in his 87th year, who passed
away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at
Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current. Beloved husband of Alice
Robinson (née Moreau). Survived by sisters Audrey Bolduc of Chapleau,
Ontario, Verlie Umpherson of Gore Bay, Ontario. Predeceased by brothers
Donald and Mansel Robinson, sisters Elsie Vaiu and Leitha Pellow. Loving
father of Sandra Koehler (husband Bill), Jennifer Kategiannis (husband
Peter) both of Little Current, Donald Robinson (friend Donna Gillis) of
Thunder Bay, Ontario. Adoring Grandfather of Jason Koehler (wife Gillian)
of Little Current, Catherine Koehler of Ottawa, Ontario, Alexander and
Zackery Kategiannis of Little Current. Special Great Grandfather of
Sydney and Jack Koehler of Little Current. Survived by numerous nieces
and nephews. Garnet was born and raised in Chapleau, Ontario. He worked
as a brakeman for the CPR. He also owned and operated the Kenogami
Hunting and Fishing Lodge in Nemegos, Ontario for nearly twenty enjoyable
years. Garnet and his family also lived in Thunder Bay, Ontario from 1964
until moving to Manitoulin Island in 1985, where he remained until his
passing. Garnet shared the love of the outdoors and the wilderness with
his children. As a young man, he loved to hunt and fish and play his
fiddle. In his later years, he was an avid hockey fan and also enjoyed
playing the stock market. Garnet will always be remembered as a man who
thrived on hard work, had a lively sense of humour and enjoyed being
surrounded by his loved ones. Cremation has taken place care of the
Island Funeral Home and a service honouring his memory will be
forthcoming at a later date to be announced. Any donations in his name
can be made to the Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-08-06 published
Annie Irene BOUSQUET
In loving memory of Annie Irene BOUSQUET, January 11, 1911 – August 1, 2008, who passed away peacefully at her home in Little Current at the age of 97.
Beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Loving mother of Marion and husband Andrew BUTELLA of Brantford, Laurine and husband Harold LOOSEMORE of Killarney, James and wife Joanne of Little Current. Cherished grandma of Catherine BUTELLA and husband Don ROBINSON, Robert BUTELLA and wife Kim SONNET, Debra LOOSEMORE, Sheri LOOSEMORE, Lauri LOOSEMORE and husband Brian WALL, Cheryl BOUSQUET, Marsha BOUSQUET, Christopher BOUSQUET and friend Abbie DROLET.
Great grandma of nine. Only sister of James and Frank LEHMAN (both predeceased.)
Irene was a whole-hearted volunteer. She actively and continually supported her community. She was a life member of Ontario’s Hospital Auxiliary. For 25 years, she made and provided hot chocolate syrup for the arena. She was a member of the Little Current United Church and she sold Nevada tickets for the Manitoulin Health Center Auxiliary until she was 85 years old. Visitation was at Island Funeral Home Monday evening. Funeral Service 2: 30 pm Tuesday August 5, 2008 at the United Church in Little Current. Donations to Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary, the Killarney Health Centre Equipment Fund, or the United Church would be appreciated in Irene’s memory. Burial at Mountainview Cemetery.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-14 published
MORAN, Lillian " Ann" Mary (née ROBINSON)
Peacefully, in her 78th year, and surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 9, 2008. Beloved mother of Yvonne TYML and grandmother of Jasmina, Karla, and Alexander TYML. Predeceased by her husband, John Martin MORAN, as well as her parents Edwin and Lillian ROBINSON and her sister Marjorie ROBINSON, she leaves behind her brother Bernard ROBINSON. Ann immigrated to Canada from England with her husband and daughter in 1957. She worked as a dental assistant until retirement in 1977. She enjoyed entertaining, dancing, singing, gardening, china collecting and handicrafts. Ann and John enjoyed a lifetime of love and laughter together with Friends and family. She will be forever missed. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reception to follow at Chelsey Park Nursing Home. Special thanks to staff at Chelsey Park for their loving care of Ann over the past six years. Memorial donations to the Parkinson's Society of Canada would be appreciated. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
HOLCOMBE, James Wilson " Jimmy"
On February 16, 2008 Jimmy HOLCOMBE of Edmonton, formerly of Victoria, British Columbia and Saint Thomas, Ontario passed away at the age of 57 years. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Sharon BEWS, two sons and one daughter Brenda Gail ROBINSON, of Seattle, Washington, Darcy James HOLCOMBE, of Vancouver, British Columbia and Jeremy BEWS, of Edmonton, one unborn granddaughter, Bev HOLCOMBE, the mother of Brenda and Darcy; two brothers and three sisters Pat MERRITT, of Windsor, Ontario, Ron and Ken, both of Saint Thomas, Ontario, Cathy BULLIS, of Warspite, Alberta, and Betty IRVINE, of Saint Thomas, Ontario as well as many other relatives and Friends. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents Ruth and Ken HOLCOMBE and his sister Barbara MANCHESTER, of Victoria. At Jimmy's request no formal funeral service will be held. In Lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Ave., Edmonton, T6G 1Z2 Appel Funeral Home/Central Memorial Chapel (780) 454-8088 10530 - 116 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3L7 "Our Family Serving Your Family"

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
ROBINSON, Harold " Hal"
(November 13, 1937-February 18, 2008)
His hard-fought battle is over. Harold died peacefully in his sleep at home with loved ones close by. Left with special memories are his wife Marg, sons Sean (Karen), Michael (Christina), and five very special grandchildren, Kaila, Kyle, Elizabeth, Mary and Zachary. A special thank you to Doctor Wetmore and his staff, and to the Victorian Order of Nurses nurses who made his last days comfortable. Heartfelt gratitude to all Friends in the fellowship who remembered Hal in their thoughts and prayers. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2008 with visitation beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Hal are asked to consider Mission Services of London, an organization that was dear to his heart.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-25 published
ELGIE, Bruce E.
Peacefully, at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Friday, February 22nd, 2008 Bruce E. ELGIE of London in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Suzanne (ROBINSON) Ash- ELGIE and the late Hildegarde (HOWLETT) ELGIE. Dear father of Paul ELGIE and his wife Susan of London, Nancy Buchan and her husband Douglas of Stratford, and David ELGIE and his wife Adrienne of Red Lake, Ontario. Dear step-father of Richard ASH and his wife Deborah, and Stephen ASH. Cherished grandfather of Sarah ELGIE (Mark ASHFIELD) of London, Stephanie ELGIE of Jacksonville, Florida, Robert and John BUCHAN both of Stratford and Kathleen ELGIE of Red Lake. Brother-in-Law of Eloise (Ron) WONNACOTT and Lillian HOWLETT all of London. Survived by many nieces and nephews of the ELGIE and Houghton Families. Predeceased by his brother Jim ELGIE and his sister Florence CAMPBELL. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to a memorial service which will be held at the Glen Cairn Baptist Church on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Mark HOLLYWOOD officiating. Inurnment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Glen Cairn Baptistry Fund, 345 Pond Mills Road, London, Ontario, N5Z 3X7 or Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation - Parkwood Hospital, 801 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 5J1. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
PLANK, James Wilfred
Heard his name on February 29, 2008. His release from earthly pain was welcome and well prepared as his loved ones were gifted with time to acknowledge and share their love and admiration for this first-class man - a gentleman and a scholar, Jim modeled a life of strong Christian values, solid family ideals, and a deep work ethic. His joy was found in his love of the Lord, his lifelong sweetheart, his family, great literature, and fine works of music. Jim had the ability to inspire those around him to rise to greater heights morally, intellectually and spiritually, challenging us all to follow our own paths. His impact was felt by many after 34 years of teaching - many of these at Herman Collegiate Institute in Windsor. And, he lent comfort to many through his years of Pastoral Care in jails and hospitals, and his Elder work in his churches. His careers included selling subscriptions to Liberty magazine as a young boy, reining in run-away horses on his 2nd job as milkman, teaching and volunteering with the Alzheimer Society. Born on October 29, 1930 in London, Ontario, Jim spent most of his school years there before moving with his parents to a farm in Merlin, Ontario. Jim enjoyed a blessed and rich childhood. He will be dearly missed by his sisters Audrey LUMLEY (John,) and Marion WINDELL. He is predeceased by his parents Laura and Fred PLANK, his sister Helen ZANIER and his brother Fredrick PLANK. Jim takes temporary leave from his wife of 53 years, Mildred PLANK and his four children - Cynthia MORRIS, Grant PLANK (Linda PLANK), Amy ROBINSON (Claude ROBINSON) and Jennifer PLANK (Michael WATTS.) He is well loved by his grandchildren: Nicole PLANK, Jennilee PINO (Brad), Benjamin ROBINSON, Andrew MORRIS, Kimberly PLANK (Eduardo), Patrick ROBINSON, Nicholas ROBINSON, Helen WATTS, Dakota ROBINSON, Emma WATTS, Nakita ROBINSON, and his Great-Grandchildren: Lucca CONTE, Amilia PINO, Ella PLANK. We invite you to share our tears and joys in celebrating the life of Jim PLANK through your prayers of thanksgiving for a life well lived. At the request of James, there will be no funeral or public memorial service - his spirit lives on when you gather for prayer, raise your voice in song, or are moved by fine prose. Donations to the Foundation of Chatham Kent Health Alliance-Magnetic Resonance Imager Campaign (http://www.foundationckha.com/mri/mri.html) or charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. (519) 351-2040. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfunralhome.com "Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now He set me free"

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
WELLS, Marvin C. Sr.
Of R.R.#6 Wallaceburg, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the age of 59. son of the late Lawrence and Marguerite BLAIR) WELLS. Beloved husband of Barb (LAMMENS) WELLS. Dear father of Tammy LEVEILLE (Jim LEVEILLE) of Corunna, Marvin WELLS Jr. (Angela WELLS) of Chatham, Michelle DE BRUYNE (Jeff SOETEMENS) of Ingersoll and Greg ROBINSON (Koren ROBINSON) of Wallaceburg. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Kind brother of William "Bill" WELLS (Irene) of Oshawa, Madge JORDAN of Blenheim and Allan WELLS (Linda) of Wallaceburg. Special brother-in-law of Lucy of Oshawa. Also missed by Special caregiver Colleen MOYNAHAN. Predeceased by a brother-in-law Ken JORDAN and a sister-in-law Nancy. Visitation will be held at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, on Thursday, March 13, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, March 14, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-18 published
GORDON, David John
Passed away suddenly on March 13, 2008 in his 75th year. Loving husband of Joyce (née ROBINSON) for 54 years. Dear father of Maureen and Dave, Colleen and Michael and Pauleen and Mike. Cherished grandfather of Nathan (Julia), Rachael (Darryl), Olivia, Laura (Luis MIGUEL), Emily, Brady, Erin, Adrienne and great-grand_son Kyle. He will be sadly missed by his sister Evelyn and her family. He was predeceased by his parents James and Francis GORDON (nee WALKER.) The family will receive Friends at Forward Baptist Church, 455 Myers Rd., Cambridge on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted at Forward Baptist Church on Thursday March 20, 2008 at 11 a.m. with visiting one hour prior. Interment will take place at the Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim, Ontario on Saturday March 22, 2008 at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to the Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Cambridge, (519) 621-1650.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
HODGSON, Mary Alexandra (formerly McEWEN, née COLLINS)
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, Mary Alexandra HODGSON passed in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husband Arthur HODGSON and her first husband James McEWEN. Loving mother of Carol SCHUTZBACH (Adam) of Strathroy, James McEWEN (Melva) of Brooks, Alberta, Pat ROCK (Bill) of Port Franks, Kathy ROBINSON (Allan) of Bright, and George HODGSON (Bobbi) of Strathroy. Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Dearly missed by her sister Nora BOOK. Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Flora COLLINS, her siblings Lillian HICKS, Ola GILES and Gord COLLINS and 1 grandchild. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Thursday March 27th from 7-9 p.m. with a Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service at 6: 30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment to follow in Nairn Cemetery. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Strathroy Hospital. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
PRENDERGAST, Allan
Peacefully, surrounded by his family on March 21, 2008, Allan PRENDERGAST of Ottawa in his 71st year. Born and raised in London. Beloved husband of Anne PRENDERGASAINT_Dear father of Sherry, Alana and Erin. Predeceased by his mother Madell PRENDERGAST, sister Jean ROBINSON and brothers John and Roy PRENDERGAST. Survived by his sister Joyce MOULD of Idaho and brother George (Jennifer) PRENDERGAST of London. Loved and sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place in Ottawa on Thursday, March 27, 2008. Donations in memory of Allan to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
ROBINSON, Barbara
In loving memory of my wife Barbara who passed away 2 years ago April 5, 2006. Sleep dear wife Barbara for it is true You suffered so much and told so few But someone knew you needed rest T'was God above and he knew best. Your last parting wish we would have liked to have heard And breathed in your ear our last parting word Only those who have lost are able to tell The pain in our hearts at saying farewell. Sadly missed by your husband, LeRoy.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
ROBINSON, Barbara
In loving memory of Barbara, who passed away April 5, 2006 It has been 2 years since your passing But not forgotten. We love and miss you, Stacey and Bill Nana: Gentle of Spirit Snow-white hair upon her head Safe in her embrace To Nana you are the world In our dreams she forever lives. Love Jessie-Lee and Crystal

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-07 published
ROBINSON, Hilda Mary (née MORRISON)
Peacefully, at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, with her family by her side, Mrs. Hilda Mary ROBINSON (née MORRISON) passed away in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Eric ROBINSON. Dear mother of Angela (Stephen) BRUNNER. Cherished Grandma of Andrew Charles ENGLISH, Paul Richard ENGLISH, Derek Stephen BRUNNER and Gregory Roy BRUNNER. Hilda will be missed by her dear friend Sheila CLARK. The family would like to thank the staff of Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for their compassion and care. Cremation has taken place. Interment to be held at Woodland Cemetery at a later date.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-15 published
BROWNING, Marion Irene (née WILLICK)
A resident of Bothwell passed away Sunday, April 13, 2008 at Parkwood Hospital, London at the age of 85. She was born in Aldborough Twp. daughter of the late Ross and Georgina (RIEHL) WILLICK. Marion was member and past president of the Ladies Auxillary of the Canadian Legion, Bothwell Br. 252. Beloved wife of the late Francis BROWNING (2005.) Loving mother of Ken and Colleen BROWNING of Florence, Tom and Elaine BROWNING of Sarnia and Robert and Dianna BROWNING of Ridgetown. Special grandma of 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Frances ROBINSON of London. Predeceased by sisters Geraldine KELLY and Ruby THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and brothers George, Albert, John, Fred, Charlie, Gordon and Allan WILLICK. The BROWNING family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. with Rev. Stephen DEMITROFF officiating. Interment in Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Four Counties Health Services or St. Matthew's Anglican Church. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Marion BROWNING in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-01 published
BENTLEY, Edith (ROBINSON)
Peacefully at University Hospital, on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, Edith (ROBINSON) BENTLEY of London in her 76th year. Loving mother of Joan BIDNER (Ken), Jean McCALLUM (Gord), and Ross BENTLEY (Cathy). Much loved grandmother of Christina (Jason), Michael (Carol), Sarah (Ken), Lesley, Brent, Elizabeth and Jennifer, and great-grandmother of Cameron, Colin, Carson, Melanie and Bethanie. Dear sister of Doreen ZENTMEYER (Bob) and Louise BUSH. Also remembered by Ken BENTLEY. Edith cherished her family and enjoyed the companionship of her many bridge and golf Friends. Edith's life will be celebrated at the London Hunt and Country Club, 1431 Oxford Street West, on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 1: 00-3:00 p.m. Private family interment will take place at St. George's Cemetery, Hyde Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Edith are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Westview Funeral Chapel, (519) 641-1793 entrusted with arrangements.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
McKICHAN, Jean Doris (McNAUGHTON)
Peacefully with her family at her side at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig, on Sunday, May 4, 2008, Jean Doris McKICHAN, R.N. (McNAUGHTON) passed, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Elliott McKICHAN. Loving mother of John MacKICHAN and his wife Shirley, and Bruce MacKICHAN and his wife Marg. Cherished grandma of Debbie and Kevin FUTCHER, Jim and Heather MacKICHAN, Carrie MUMA and Scott BROPHEY, Christine and Darren McCARTER, and Scott and Jennifer MacKICHAN. Great-grandma of Andrew, Amanda, Kyle, Mikayla, Cadence, Katie and Ty. Dear sister of Grace CURRIE and sister-in-law of Eveyln McNAUGHTON. Predeceased by her brothers Duncan and Gordon McNAUGHTON, brothers-in-law Llewellyn "Boots" CURRIE and Manley ROBINSON and sisters-in-law Thelma McNAUGHTON and Iola ROBINSON. Jean is survived by many nieces and nephews. Jean was a dedicated nurse for many years. She will be missed by many Friends who knew her through the years. Visitation will be held at T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig, on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Rev. David MITCHELL officiating. Interment to follow in Carlisle Cemetery. In memory of Jean, donations may be made to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital or Craigwiel Gardens. a tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jean.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
HOLLAND, Linda Gail
It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of their daughter and sister Linda Gail HOLLAND on Sunday, May 11, 2008, age 54 years of London. Linda was the daughter of Kenneth and the late Helen (nee: KERN) (1995.) Dear sister of Cheryl FAWCETT wife of William FAWCETT of Mac Tier, Ontario; Kathy HOLLAND of Calgary, Alberta; Vicki FISHER, wife of Kirk FISHER of Brampton David HOLLAND of Pembroke; Tim HOLLAND of Brampton. Linda is also survived by nieces Kristin FAWCETT of Barrie; Kelly FAWCETT of Brampton; nephews Corey and Ryan FISHER of Brampton. Linda was a former employee of 3M Canada in London. A Private family graveside service will be held at Delmer Cemetery on Saturday, May 17, 2008. Rev. Paul ROBINSON officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment Delmer Cemetery where Linda will be laid to rest with her beloved mother. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, and can be arranged by contacting Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
JACKSON, Lorean M. (née JOHNSTON)
With great sadness we announce the passing of Lorean JACKSON, on Sunday, May 18, 2008, in her 86th year. Pre-deceased by her husband Howard (1982.) Dear mother of Nancy ROBINSON (Bill,) Kathy MORRISON (Jim) and John JACKSON (Nadine). Beloved "Mee Mee" of Billy, Andrew, Amanda and David ROBINSON; Stacey, Brittany and Tom MORRISON and Lauren JACKSON. Great-grandmother to Ben, Lucy, Kayla, Erica and Matthew. Lorean is also survived by sister-in-law Mary JACKSON and a number of nieces and nephews and their families. She was the youngest of thirteen children born to Arthur and Rose JOHNSTON. Lorean's passing truly marks the end of an era. Lorean was a long-time member of Orphah Chapter 102, Order of the Eastern Star, and will be fondly remembered by the many Friends she made there over the years. Many thanks to the excellent staff on 6th Avenue, Kensington Village Retirement Home whose kindness and understanding supported Lorean in her final days. Family and Friends may visit at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury) on Wednesday, May 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held at Memorial Funeral Home chapel on Thursday, May 22 at 11 a.m. Cremation and private internment to follow. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-21 published
ROBINSON, Dasha (née DVORACEK)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital with her family by her side on Monday, May 19, 2008, Dasha ROBINSON (née DVORACEK) of London in her 56th year. Loving wife of David ROBINSON for 13 years. Beloved mother of Frankie SOLARIK of Toronto and stepmother of Lisa ROBINSON of Vancouver and Michael ROBINSON of London. Survived by her grandchild Kai GODFROY- SOLARIK. Sorely missed by her father and step-mother Frank and Rose DVORACEK, sister Irene and her husband Tony DEAKON and niece Justine and nephew Adam. Also loved by step-brother James YOUNG and step-sister Belinda YOUNG. Predeceased by her mother Jana DVORACEK. The family will receive Friends from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday, May 22 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Julia MORDEN officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 150-633 Colborne Street, London, Ontario, N6B 2V3 or to the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, Ontario, N5W 3Z6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
LUCAS, Morley Ernest
Peacefully at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 24 2008, Morley Ernest LUCAS, born December 31, 1924 in Houghton Township, formerly of Courtland, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Eva ROBINSON (2001.) Kind, gentle and loving father to his daughter Judy Bernice DEMETER and her husband Richard of Aylmer. Amazing grandfather to his grandchildren Lucas H. DEMETER of Waterloo, Kalina M. DEMETER of Aylmer. Survived by his sisters Marion BOUK of Simcoe, Madeline RAYMOND and her husband Cleo of Simcoe, sister-in-law Fern LUCAS of Courtland and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Laurintha LUCAS, brothers Murray and Melbourne LUCAS, sisters Myrtle STEPHENS, Mildred TORRANCE and Muriel CARL, brothers-in-law Walter BOUK and Bill CARL. The family will receive Friends and neighbours at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Morley will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice. Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-27 published
ROBINSON, Vera L. (MASPONOVA)
At Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, May 23rd, 2008. Vera L. (MASPONOVA) ROBINSON of Port Stanley and formerly of London in her 96th year. Beloved wife for 58 years to Jim ROBINSON. Predeceased by her sister Valli MANDRI and other brothers and sisters in Estonia. Survived by her many nieces, nephews and other family members. Funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Thursday, May 29th at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to the caring staff at Extendicare (Port Stanley) and Palliative Care staff at Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
BRIDEKIRK, Bill
At the C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Bill BRIDEKIRK, 87 years, of Petrolia. Bill was predeceased by his wife Ethel (née (ROBINSON1994)) and a son Gary (1978). He will be missed by his daughters Marie and Morley SCOTT of Petrolia, Dorothy and Cliff BRADLEY of Sarnia, and Sandra BRIDEKIRK of Sarnia. Bill was a loving grandfather to eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and twelve great great-grandchildren. Bill was the son of the late George and Irene (AYRHEART) BRIDEKIRK. Dear brother of Donelda and Leo MacKESY of Lakeview, Ohio, Dorothy and the late Stew KNUDSEN of Petrolia, the late Angus BRIDEKIRK (1946,) and the late Ken BRIDEKIRK (1992.) Bill will also be missed by his daughter-in-law Hazel MacKO of Dresden, a loyal friend Lenny and Barb SALISBURY, and many nieces and nephews. Bill was a member of the Laborers Union Local 1089 and was an avid hunter and trapper. Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Brian HORROBIN officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (Pat Mailloux Cataract Clinic). Memories and condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
THOMAS, William Gordon
At Saint Marys, Ontario on May 26, 2008, William Gordon THOMAS of London in his 91st year. Beloved and loving husband of the late Mildred Jean THOMAS. Dear father of Steven and Mary Anne THOMAS, Nancy and Richard REID, Scott and Kausar THOMAS and Melissa and Graham LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Spirited and loving grandfather to nine. Survived by sisters Marion ROBINSON of Toronto and Jean BRADLEY of Saint Marys and brother John THOMAS of Minden. Predeceased by sisters Aileen FOWLER and Vernice FAZEKAS. Bill served on HMCS Thunder during World War 2 and at retirement was Personnel Manager at Kellogg's Canada. At Bill's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A celebration of Bill's life for family and Friends will follow on Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Wolseley Barracks, Officer's Mess, 701 Oxford Street East, Building 92, London. Donations to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) (1470 Rue Peel, Montreal, Québec, H3A 1S8) or Ducks Unlimited (1036 Commissioners Road West, London N6K 1C3) would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-29 published
ROBINSON, W. Glenn
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 W. Glenn ROBINSON of Exeter in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Ernestine (DOUCETTE) ROBINSON. Dear father of Shari ROBINSON and Scott BURNS of Hensall, Patti and Stan LOVECKY of Windsor, Fred and Joanne ROBINSON and David ROBINSON and Catherine PATTERSON all of Toronto and the late Paul ROBINSON (1974.) Dear grandfather of Mark, Jeff and Mike and Julia BURTON; John Paul, Meghan and Lindsay LOVECKY; Paul and Taylor ROBINSON; Owen and Ella ROBINSON and great-grandfather of Charlie and Jesse BURTON. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Friday, May 30th at 11: 30 a.m. with Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the R.E. Pooley, Exeter Branch Legion #167 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. There will be a Legion service in the funeral home Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-30 published
HAYTER, J. Elmer
Peacefully, at Clinton Public Hospital, on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, J. Elmer HAYTER of R.R.#1 Varna, passed away in his 90th year. Beloved husband for 67 years and best friend of Norene (ROBINSON) HAYTER, of Huronview. Dear father of Donna and Ross McBEATH of R.R.#3 Kippen, Allan and Marj HAYTER, Gerald and Marg HAYTER, Bob and Sandy HAYTER all of R.R.#1 Varna and Anne and Gord LAVIS of R.R.#5 Clinton. Loved by his 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Margaret HAYTER, John and Marg ROBINSON and Maisie ROBINSON. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Minnie (TIPPETT) HAYTER, sister Eileen McLEAN and husband Ken, brothers Harvey HAYTER and his wife Maureen and Mervyn HAYTER, grand_son Jamie HAYTER and brother-in-law Bill ROBINSON, Elmer farmed all his life in Stanley Township and was Warden for Huron County (1972). Visitation in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment Bayfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen United Church, the Diabetes Association or a charity of one's choice. Condolences forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Elmer HAYTER.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-30 published
VANLEEUWEN, Mathilda " Tillie" (KESTER)
With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of Mom into God's loving arms at Extendicare London, Thursday morning, May 29, 2008, Mathilda "Tillie" (KESTER) VANLEEUWEN, of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, age 76. Beloved wife of the late Gerardus "Jerry" VANLEEUWEN (2006.) Loving mother of Nick VANLEEUWEN and his wife Karen of Cary, North Carolina, Mathilde VANLEEUWEN of Calgary, Ellen ROBINSON and her husband Wes of London, Adrian VANLEEUWEN and his wife Viktoria of Toronto, John VANLEEUWEN and his wife Charlene of Hunter River, Prince Edward Island. Loving Oma of Andrew, Brian, David, Jacqueline, Wes, Greg, Bryanna, Jason, Katie, Pieter and Julie. She will also be sadly missed by her sisters, brothers, in-laws, nieces and nephews and the VANLEEUWEN families in Canada, Holland, Australia and the Philippines. Tillie immigrated from Holland in 1955 to the Grand Bend area and with Jerry made a living in market gardening and their flower nursery. She was a long time member of the Catholic Women's League, and more recently active with the Grand Bend Golden Age Club. She enjoyed spending time and conversation with her many Friends, and also enjoyed a fun game of cards too. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Parish and family prayers at the funeral home, Friday at 1: 45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. The Rev. Father Peter POEL Celebrant. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace or a Developing Country of your choice would be appreciated. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the loving and supportive staff at Extendicare London during Mom's final months. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
HOWIE, Alice (ROBINSON)
87, of Windsor, formerly of Port Stanley and Cape Breton, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at the Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus. Beloved wife of the late Frederick "Ted" HOWIE (2003.) Dearly loved mother of James H. "Jim" HOWIE and his wife Angela of Port Stanley, Fred HOWIE and his wife Brenda of Woodstock, and Cheryl NORRIS and her husband Pat of Windsor. Dear sister of Jean, Helen, Gordon, and Richard. Also fondly remembered by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Patricia "Pat" HOWIE, a grand_son, Jason HOWIE, and several brothers and sisters. Born in North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, June 19, 1920, she came to Port Stanley in 1956. Alice formerly worked as an R.N.A. at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. She was a member of Christ Church (Anglican), Port Stanley, the Port Stanley 55+ Club, and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Last Post Branch #410, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley. Relatives and Friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Christ Church (Anglican), Port Stanley on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Following cremation, interment in Christ Churchyard. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Christ Church (Anglican), Port Stanley or the Canadian Diabetes Association gratefully acknowledged.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-10 published
McCARTER, Gertrude (née ROBINSON)
At her home on Sunday, June 8, 2008. Gertrude McCARTER (née ROBINSON) of Oil Springs. Gertrude was predeceased by her husband Melvin (1974,) her sister Eva McCARTER, and her brothers Russell, Arnold, and Harold ROBINSON. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of the Oakdale United Church, the Oakdale U.C.W., Sydenham Rebekah Lodge #323 (Florence), and the Oakdale Women's Institute. There will be no funeral service. Her cremated remains will be buried with her husband in Alvinston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com. I wish I was a little rock A sittin' on a hill A doin' nothin' All day long But just a sittin' still I wouldn't sleep, I wouldn't eat I wouldn't even wash I'd just sit still 100 years And rest myself, By Gosh

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-12 published
McCORMICK, Adaline " Addie" Jane
Peacefully at Watford Quality Care Centre on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 in her 90th year. Adaline "Addie" Jane McCORMICK of Ipperwash. Addie is predeceased by her husband Gordon (1997). Survived by daughters Jane VOWEL and Doris (Grant, 2002) ROBINSON. Addie will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Kevin, Susan, Carrie and Joyce and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home in Forest on Friday, June 13th, 2008 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior (1-2 p.m.). Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in London. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.dodgefuneralhome.com In memory of Addie, a living tribute has been planted. As the tree grows so will your memories. - the Denning Family

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
ROBINSON, Ian
At the age of 81 passed away on Thursday morning, June 12, 2008 after brief stay at Humber Hospital, Toronto. He was born in Windsor, Ontario and raised in Paris, Ontario by Ken and Ruth ROBINSON. Spending most of the last 45 years in London, he was a longtime member of Highland Golf and Country Club and worked as Western Ontario Sales Manager of Hiram Walker and Sons. A lifetime member of The London Musicians Association, as well as Rotary, A.C.T. and Calvary United Church. Ian's talents as a saxophonist and bandleader of The Ian Robinson Trio will be missed by all. He is survived by his loving family; wife Margaret, son Chris and his wife Linda, daughter Laura and her husband Mark ETTLINGER and his adoring grandchildren, Andy ROBINSON and Jack and Julia ETTLINGER. His loving and generous spirit has been a constant inspiration for us all. Friends and family are invited to a visitation for Ian on Wednesday, June 18th from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London where funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 19th, 1 p.m. Donations in Ian's name may be made to the London Humane Society. On-line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com We love you dad and we know you will be with us, always.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
ROBINSON, Jim (June 19, 1978) Betty (June 19, 2006)
"We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again Some sunny day." A page in our book of memories Is gently turned today. Loving remembered by their daughter Valerie and Susan.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-18 published
GRIFFIN, Barbara Ann (ROBINSON)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, June 16, 2008, Barbara Ann (ROBINSON) GRIFFIN, of Ingersoll, in her 78th year. Wife of the late Howard GRIFFIN (1995.) Dear mother of Peter GRIFFIN and Robin and her husband Randy NAISBITT all of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Michael (Nicole) and Erin all of Ingersoll. Dear sister of Judy ROBINSON of London and Jane BAKER of Shining Tree, Ontario. Sister-in-law of Dorothy LAW and aunt of John and Sumie LAW all of British Columbia. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-19 published
ROBINSON, Lilly L. (September 4, 1934-June 19, 2007)
Since your passing a year ago, we have read dozens of memorials in an effort to help find the perfect one for you, alas we could not find one, so we wrote this one just for you. Your courage and dignity in the way you faced death will forever be an inspiration to us and we only hope that when our time comes, we can do the same. Despite the usual ups and downs in life, we always seemed to work things out and we were the better for it. We had many moves across the country, but you always made the best of it and turned our many houses into homes. The world may never know what a treasure was lost when you passed away, but we do, and always will. Rest in peace, with no more pain. Always in our thoughts, Love, Monty, David (Jennifer), Donna (Rob), Benjamin, Daniela, and Robyn-Lily.

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ROBINSON 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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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-22 published
ROBINSON entertained with smoky-toned sax, jokes
By Krista SEGGEWISS, Sun., June 22, 2008
His smoky tone was the envy of other musicians.
Ian ROBINSON mastered the tenor sax without ever learning to read music.
The lifetime member of the London Musicians Association died June 12 in Toronto from diabetes complications. He was 81.
"My dad was a very natural musician," said son Chris ROBINSON. "He wasn't schooled and he didn't study music. He just had it inside him."
The musical gene runs strong in the ROBINSON family.
Chris ROBINSON is a professional musician, playing alto saxophone and clarinet. ROBINSON's other child, Laura, is an actor, singer and composer.
For a while in the 1990s, Chris and his son, Andy, would play with Ian in the Sax Family Robinson band, while Laura would sing.
"It was three generations playing all together," Chris said, adding the family performed about 10 gigs.
Born in Windsor and raised in Paris, Ontario, ROBINSON picked up his first saxophone as a teen and had his first band by age He met his future wife, Margaret, playing at a bar near Cambridge. The two were married for 55 years.
ROBINSON spent his career working for distilleries and played gigs on evenings and weekends. He played hundreds of events in London during the 45 years he lived in the city and led many bands, including the Ian ROBINSON Trio.
"Ian played at weddings, bar mitzvahs, armouries, bars and festivals," said his widow, 81. "He had a beautiful smoky tone. He just loved his horn."
ROBINSON's forte was jazz, swing and ballads. He knew all the Second World War-era tunes.
"His sound was soft, smooth, sensuous and cool," said Chris. "He didn't like country or rock music, but he liked jazz and loved beautiful ballads."
Besides a passion for music, Margaret recalled an outgoing husband who loved to entertain. She remembered holding parties at their house to which Friends would come dressed as songs.
"He played at home and the walls would just ring with sound," she said. "People would stay until four in the morning."
ROBINSON's sense of humour was another strong personality trait.
"Ian could tell the best jokes, he knew at least 5,000," Margaret said. "He would do crazy things, trying to make people laugh all the time."
Besides his widow and children, ROBINSON is remembered by grandchildren Andy, Jack and Julia. And his musical legacy, captured in the simplicity of his sound, lives on.
"He said more, with fewer notes, than any other horn player I've ever heard," his son said.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
MITCHELL, Shirley Grace (ROBINSON)
Peacefully at the Trillium Retirement Home, Norwich on Saturday June 21, 2008. Shirley Grace MITCHELL (ROBINSON) of Norwich in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce MITCHELL (2006.) Dear mother of Jeff, R.R.#3 Norwich, Ross and Cheryl, Pickering, Jim and wife Marion, Sarnia. She will be missed by her grandchildren Darryl and Megan, Marc, Matthew, Anthony, Maria and Robbie. Survived by a sister Doris and husband Sterling INCE, Saint Thomas, and sister-in-law to Nellie STEPHENSON, Woodstock, Veronica MITCHELL, Courtland, Bill MITCHELL and wife Bernice, Woodstock. Shirley was a retired school teacher, worked with husband Bruce on the family Mink Farm and member of Norwich United Church. The family will receive Friends at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W. Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday June 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Shirley's life will be held at the Norwich United Church on Thursday June 26th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Donna BAUMAN/BOWMAN- WOODALL officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich Medical Centre Foundation or Norwich United Church. Online condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
ROBINSON, Doctor William " Bill" Harvey
Suddenly passed away at home on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the age of 55 years. Beloved husband of Joni AIKENS. Loving father of Jacob and Chris. Step-father of Roberta WILSON- GARRETT (Elmer) and Caleb AIKENS. Grandfather of Christine, Richard, Robert, Amanda, Erin, Patrick, and Robbie. Dear brother of Bob (Fran), Barb (Dale), Bev (Butch) and the late Brad. Bill will be remembered by his niece Jessica and nephew Jaimie. Friends may call at the Zion Lutheran Church on Thursday, July 3, 2008 from 11 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Rev. Jouko JYRKAMA officiating. Memorial contributions to Pauline's Place or to the Zion Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family. www.mem.com. (Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 705-759-2522, 492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2L9).

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
PALEN, Theresa Marie
Gone home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Peacefully at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday July 19, 2008. Theresa Marie PALEN, of Tillsonburg, in her 50th year. Born in Tillsonburg, March 6, 1959. Life-long resident of Tillsonburg. Dear daughter of the late Morley Orrin PALEN and the former late Helen Anne McAULEY. Loving sister of Ted PALEN of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, John (Wendy) PALEN of Tillsonburg and Mary (Perry) GOSSO of Tillsonburg. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a brother Private James PALEN (1987.) In keeping with Theresa's expressed wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday July 23, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. in the Verhoeve Funeral Home Chapel, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, Ontario by Rev. Paul ROBINSON of Port Rowan, M.B. Church, followed by inurnment at the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Donations (by cheque only) to the Canadian Cancer Society, Edward DeSutter Dialysis Unit or Canadian Diabetes Association. Public visitation on Tuesday 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (519) 842-4238

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-24 published
ARCHER, Allan K.
On July 22, 2008 in his 89th year. Allan was an Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve rating, an officer in World War 2 and an actuary by profession. His loving partner, Cheryl ROBINSON, survives him. Predeceased by his wives, Lillian and Madeleine and his sister Muriel. He is also survived by his daughter, Anne and her husband Geoffrey MURRAY, his step-son, Warren WOLFENDEN and his wife Lori, and six grandchildren: Willa and Adrian MURRAY, Ethan and Meghan WOLFENDEN and Jessie and Jamie DALTON. He was a special friend to Cheryl's family. Allan was a kind, gentle man who enjoyed travel, Friends and family immensely. His joy of life was shared with many and will be missed by all who have survived him. The family wish to extend our thanks to the trauma team at Victoria Hospital, especially Donna HESCH, who comforted Allan and his family. At Allan's request, in lieu of a funeral service, his Friends are invited to share their memories of Allan at The London Club, 177 Queens Ave., London, on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 from 5-7 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Westview Funeral Chapel, (519-641-1793) entrusted with arrangements.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-06-11 published
HEIMBECKER, Gladys Marion
Was called Home to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 1st, 2008 at the age of 98 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Donna GUILFOYLE- ROBINSON of Daytona Beach, Florida, Philip (Gayadelle) HEIMBECKER of Calgary, Alberta and William (Trisha) HEIMBECKER of Kelowna, British Columbia; six grandchildren three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Gladys was a member of the Women of the Moose in Daytona Beach, Florida and the Jacaranda Garden Club of Port Orange, Florida.
The Funeral Service was held at the Pleasant Valley Church Of God, 6161 Pleasant Valley Road, on Thursday June 5th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Mr. Doug Barker officiating. Interment will follow in Hanover, Ontario.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Gladys to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101-32nd Street, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 9Z9.
Funeral arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187
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ROBINSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-06-18 published
ROBINSON, Norris
In loving memory of Norris ROBINSON. Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather who left us one year ago.
Our lives go on without you
But nothing is the same
We have to hide our heartaches
When someone speaks your name.
Sad are the hearts that love you
Silent the tears that fall
Living our lives without You
Is the hardest part of all.
The special years will not return
When we were all together
But with the love within our hearts
You will walk with us forever.
Loving you always, Marjorie, Brenda, Jim and Dianne and families
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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-14 published
BELLIVEAU, Gertrude Adell (PUJOLAS) (1911-2008)
Born on December 5, 1911, Gertrude BELLIVEAU, wife of the late John Edward " Ned" BELLIVEAU, died in Moncton in the early hours of Saturday, January 12. She was 96.
They were the parents of five sons, William, Michael, Richard, Timothy and Peter. Gertrude and Ned were natives of Moncton, New Brunswick, and lived for over thirty years in Ontario where Ned wrote for The Windsor Star and The Toronto Star. They returned to the Maritimes in 1972.
Gertrude is survived by four sons, Bill (Sheila McALLISTER,) Rick, Tim (Suzanne PELHAM) and Peter (Lynn PARSONS), Mike's wife Rita AUFFREY, bother-in-law Frank, and nine grandchildren Tim, Paul, Anne, (their mother Elinor Woodliffe MacDONALD) Jacqueline (mother Sharon ROBINSON,) Joseph (mother Charlene LEBERER,) Peter James, Suzanne, Patrick and Rachael and four great-grandchildren Charlotte, Devynn, Jaimee, Kira and Jonah.
She was predeceased by her husband Ned, sister Myrl, son Michael and granddaughter Marie Adèle Myra.
Gertrude lived a long and generally happy life. She was always true to her own lights and a source of love and strength to her family.
Gertrude will be resting at Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, 171 Lutz Street, Moncton. Visiting hours 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, January 14. A funeral mass will be held at St. Bernard's Church, Botsford Street, Moncton at 1: 30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, (506) 857-8564.
Online condolences can be made via www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
BROOKS, Barbara Ann (née ROBINSON)
Born in New Liskeard 1932; Graduate of Havergal College 1950 and University College University of Toronto 1954; Hons B.A. Mod. History and Mod. Languages. It is with great sadness that our family announces the loss of Barbara, who died peacefully at home in Guelph as a result of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Cherished mother of daughters Laura, Kathleen (CLOSE) and Alison; beloved 'Grammy' to Fraser, Graeme, Dylan and Declan; much loved sister of Nonie TAILOR/TAYLOR and Mary KILGOUR, and adored partner of her beloved Fred FLETCHER. Loving mother-in-law to Alex WODA, Ron CLOSE and Charles WALKER. Pre-deceased by parents Lillian Vera and Robert Sherriff ROBINSON of New Liskeard, and dear brothers Jack and Howard. Barbara will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her eleven nieces and nephews and their children, and by her very many Friends in Ontario and across Canada. Family, Friends and acquaintances are warmly invited to gather for a reception to be held 29 January, 2-4 p.m. at the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, 358 Gordon St. Guelph, to honour and remember Barbara who cared deeply for others and contributed greatly to her community - especially to the Arts in Guelph, through her work with the Guelph Arts Council over the years. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Barbara's name to the Guelph Community Foundation Musagetes Fund, 147 Wyndham St. N., Suite 405, P.O. Box 1311, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6N6 (Please write 'Musagetes Fund' in the memo line of the cheque) and to the Dance theatre David Earle, 42 Quebec Street Guelph, Ontario N1H 2T4. We wish to express our sincere appreciation of the dedicated care we received from the Community Care Access Centre team, Bayshore Palliative Team, Guelph Wellington Hospice, Emmy Beauchamp and our angel Megan Klaver. Condolences may be sent to www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-07 published
SCHNEIDER, Eleanor May (née ROBINSON)
Nursing sister, wife, mother, self-educator. Born February 13, 1918, near Ailsa Craig, Ontario Died September 15, 2007, in Stratford, Ontario, of pneumonia, aged 89.
By Julia SCHNEIDER, Page L8
My mother almost had a different life story, one that I would not be here to write about.
She was born Eleanor May ROBINSON and grew up on a farm with her three brothers and two sisters during the Depression. In her early teens, Ellie May went to live with her grandparents to help them out. When she finished high school, they offered to pay her $500 if she would be their live-in help until they died.
But her older sister, Blanche, who was a teacher, and a sympathetic uncle, who was a doctor, helped her avoid this fate by financing her way through Victoria Hospital's nursing school in London, Ontario "I would have missed my life," Eleanor said later of the 15 years she narrowly avoided serving with her grandparents.
After graduating, Eleanor enlisted and distinguished herself as a lieutenant nursing sister in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. She was mentioned in dispatches in November, 1945, an honour that filled her with great pride. Like many others who served in the war, however, she didn't talk much about her experiences in England.
After her return, Eleanor met Fred SCHNEIDER of Stratford while visiting Grand Bend, Ontario He was, she later said, "a peach ready to be plucked." They married and raised three children: Jane, Julia and Edmund. They were a devoted couple until Fred's death on Valentine's Day in 1990.
Married to Fred and living in Stratford, Eleanor regretted not attending university. When the Stratford Festival was founded, she began brushing up on her Shakespeare, reading each play the day before she saw it, the start of her lifelong dedication to learning.
During the sixties and seventies, newspapers, books and the electronic media became Eleanor's tutors. A great believer in education to free one from dependencies, Eleanor encouraged her children's learning just as she shared her own enthusiasms with them and Friends.
Eleanor believed that without a joie de vivre, nothing else mattered. Coupled with this belief was a strong sense of duty. One could never be complacent in her presence. Her enjoyment at being outspoken increased as she got older and had the freedom to no longer worry about what others thought of her.
Eleanor never overcame the sadness of her son Eddy's suicide at 41.
She was a woman of her time yet transcended convention with her unconventional approach to life, her lively inquiries and her great heart. Every day we miss her stimulating and endearing response to all life set before her.
Julia SCHNEIDER is Eleanor's daughter.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-19 published
ALEXANDER, Pearl
Born November 28, 1921 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Passed away on February 15, 2008 in Brampton. Beloved wife of the late John Douglas "Doug". She will be sadly missed by her daughter Linda and her husband George PUCE, son John and his wife Barbara and son Brad, granddaughters Alicia and Rebecca, brother Ernie ROBINSON and many nieces and nephews. Pearl grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario and worked as an executive private secretary to the manager of Provincial Paper Mill for three years prior to marrying the love of her life, Doug, in 1944. They shared 59 wonderful years together, holding hands every night as they fell asleep. Pearl was a devoted mother, a loving grandmother and a tireless helpmate to Doug during his working life. Though she suffered many health issues during her life, she never complained. Her generous spirit, ever ready wonderful smile, kind words for all and loving, humble manner endeared her to everyone that she met and touched during her 86 years. Mom was a genuine pearl. Forever in our hearts. Family and Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (N. of Lawrence) Weston, from 10 a.m. Saturday, February 23rd until time of memorial service in the chapel at 11: 30 a.m. Reception to follow. Private family interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
SIM, Gordon Edward Royal
(October 4, 1952-March 9, 2008)
Our dear friend Gord passed away peacefully, at home, during his Sunday afternoon nap after a long, courageous and dignified fight against cancer. He was triumphant in the face of inevitable defeat for he valued Friendship above all else, and the value of his Friendships was never more unassailable than at his life's end. Kind, loving, fun, surprising, honest, dedicated, dependable, all those wonderful qualities bundled into one great person. Predeceased by his father and mother, Clarence and Dorothy SIM and nephew Richard REID. He is survived by his sister Patricia REID (Don,) nephew Rod REID (Heather) and their children Parker and Brooklyn; Uncle and Aunt, Ted and Celia GRIGG, cousins Janine LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Peter), Kenneth GRIGG (Sue) and Catherine FREIVOKH and their families, and his godchildren: Morgan McCONVILLE, Scott TINDLE, Willie SCOTT, Peter SEHMER, and Taylor JACKSON. Gord had an incredible circle of Friends from every spectrum of his rich life, but in particular his family would like to thank his oldest Friends for their support and care in the last year: John and Mary McCONVILLE, Blake and Dorie POTTINGER, Maud KILLAM, Cathy NOEL, Margaret ROBINSON, Robyn WOODWARD, and Peter ARMSTRONG. The support and love Gord has had from his many Friends in the class of 1970 at St. George's, colleagues from his years in federal politics, and from Friends at Rocky Mountaineer Vacations has been much appreciated. We would also like to thank Doctor John Sehmer, and the physicians and staff of the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Gord's political career began with the Young Conservatives of Canada. He graduated from University of British Columbia - Class of 1974 and worked for many years for the Hon. John Fraser, P.C., O.C., OBC, Q.C. in Ottawa and Vancouver before joining the Rocky Mountaineer Vacations as a train manager for the last 14 years. Gord served on the boards of numerous community organizations and was a life long participant in the campaigns of many civic, provincial and federal candidates. Gord looked as great decked out in his kilt for the Sir John A. MacDonald Society as he did riding with Friends at Douglas Lake. A bit of a George Hamilton, our Gord liked to tan year round either in some exotic local or on the sunny shores of Savary and Gambier Islands. He enjoyed traveling, watching the Canucks, celebrating the achievements of loved ones, and cooking dinner for Friends. He has left us with amazing memories. 'How wonderful life is when you're in the world' surely was written for our Gord. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gord's memory to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation. A service in memory of Gord will be held at Saint Mary's Anglican Church at 2490 W. 37th in Vancouver on March 25, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-28 published
PEER, Patricia Frances " Pat" (ROBINSON)
Passed away at LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home, Guelph on Saturday, March 22, 2008. Pat (ROBINSON) PEER in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Leonard PEER (1997.) Loved mother of Bruce PEER (Catherine) of Toronto. Sadly missed by her grandchildren; Jennifer, David and Kate. Dear sister of Jack ROBINSON of Guelph, the late Dorothy McKINNON and Helen WHITE/WHYTE. Pat was deeply devoted to her family and Friends. She supported and worked on several charities over the years and was an avid sportswoman. Her family is very grateful to the staff of LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home for their kind and loving care. Memorial service will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Tuesday, April 1 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation with inurnment Woodlawn Memorial Park. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
WATERS, Gary Ross
(August 26, 1939 to April 2, 2008)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Ross WATERS. He was diagnosed with cancer in October 2004 and with a positive attitude, fought the good fight. He died at home in the care of his family and a wonderful nursing staff. Gary was the cherished husband of Suzanne, the loving father of Ellen and her husband Adrian LEE. He is survived by his mother, Nora O'REGAN, his sister Gayle RAE and her husband Jim, his dear friend and brother-in-law, John and his wife June and his brother-in-law Peter MANN. He was loved by his nephews and nieces; Greg and (Diana) RAE, Melanie and (Adrian) ROBINSON, Jennifer and (Rob) SCHROEDER, Alison and Steve THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Christine and (Christopher) ROPP, Carrie and (Brian) THOMAS, John and Jill MANN. He also greatly enjoyed his many great-nieces and -nephews. Gary and his family deeply appreciated the care and support given him by his dear Friends Doctor Charles and Mary DUNCAN. Born in Willowdale, Ontario, Gary came to St. Catharines at the age of 21 to manage a menswear business at the Pen Centre. He found he had a passion for the business and ran Gary Waters Ltd., for 45 years. His Friends and customers alike supported him as he built the store from 3200 sq. feet to 6500 sq. feet, modeling and remodeling as styles and tastes changed over the years. Gary was driven to accomplish and he enjoyed his relationships with his customers and his suppliers. He retired at the age of 65, and he and his wife Suzanne renewed their love of travel. Gary served on the board of the Pen Centre, was invited to be come a member of the American Men's Retail Association, acted as chairman of the Show Advisory Board for Fashion North, and was the president of Gary Waters Ltd. In 1990, Gary was nominated one of the top ten Canadian Men's Retailers of the Year by his peers. Following Gary's wishes cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Friday April 4, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. A celebration of Gary's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday April 5, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. followed by the uniting of his Friends and family for a further celebration following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Gillian's Place (formerly known as Women's Place) P.O. Box 1387, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7J8. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-12 published
PATTERSON, Samuel Morse
(May 23, 1918-April 10, 2008)
Passed away in Toronto in his 90th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Shirley (JENNINGS) in 1993. He is survived by his four devoted sons and their wives: Bruce (Barbara HANNACH) of Toronto; Paul (Fran HALTER) of Montreal; David (Joanne WILSON) of Toronto and Michael (Pamela ROBINSON) of Vancouver. Cherished grandfather of Robert, Ashley, Jennifer, Mark, Torie, Andrew, Benjamin, Owen and Emily. Sam will also be sadly missed by his brother, Allan Bryson PATTERSON; sister-in-law Joy FULFORD; and his friend of many years, Gwen PHELAN. Born in Toronto, Sam was a University of Toronto graduate in Chemical Engineering (1941). His 45 year career with Alcan began in Arvida, Québec, and took him around the world. His life was his family, Friends and Alcan, and included many happy years in Mandeville, Jamaica, followed by Montreal. On retirement, he returned to Toronto. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2008 at 2 o'clock. Visitation from 1-2 o'clock at St. Philip's Anglican Church, 31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard. Condolences and memories may be made at www.turnerporter.ca In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Sam's memory may be made to Toronto Grace Health Centre Foundation - Palliative Care Unit. (416-925-2251 Ext. 278) www.torontograce.org

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-18 published
BROWN, Geneva Mae (née PRINCE)
Born August 27, 1922
It is with profound sadness her family conveys the news of Geneva's passing on Thursday April 17, 2008 at Southlake Residence, Newmarket, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward BROWN (1982) devoted mother of Carleton (Linda), Sydney (Mary), and Cutis (Tara), loving sister of Eric (Lenore). Sadly missed by cherished grandchildren Nat, Travis, Noami, Haydn, Nolan, and Esme; also by great-grandchildren Ben, Meaghan, and Claire. Geneva will also be sorely missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and Friends, and residents and staff of Southlake. Although Geneva resided in Toronto for much of her adult life she was able to spend many of her senior years living in her birth community of North Buxton, historically known as one of the "terminals" of the Underground Railroad in Canada a fact of which Geneva was very proud. Friends will be received at the Secord and Smith Funeral Home 8 Aberdeen Street, Merlin, (519-689-4261) on Friday April 18, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the North Buxton Community Church on Saturday April 19, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Douglas BIRSE and Rev. Carolyn ROBINSON officiating. Burial at North Buxton Community Church Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy donations may be made to North Buxton Community Church or, North Buxton National Historic Site and Museum.
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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-21 published
ROBINSON, John " Jack"
(Veteran World War 2; Retired Accountant with TransCanada Pipelines Retired Chairman Toronto Chapter, Society of Management Accountants of Ontario; Member Toronto District Bee Keepers Association Member Peel Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 468, Caledon East; Member Weston Lions Club)
Suddenly at Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Street Site, Weston on Sunday, April 20, 2008, Jack ROBINSON, Weston, in his 89th year, beloved husband of the late Lorna Vivian MARTIN. Dear father of Cheryl ROBINSON, Toronto. Loving grandfather of Dilan. Dear brother of the late Kenneth ROBINSON, Caledon East. Dear brother-in-law and friend of Bertha ROBINSON. Uncle of the late Ruth ROBINSON. 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 morning, April 23 at 11 o'clock. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens, Etobicoke. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
CREALY, Caroline (1913-2008)
Died at Queens Gardens, Hamilton on Wednesday, April 23, 2008. Eldest daughter of Frederick and Lulu CREALY, Born October 19, 1913 in Caradoc Township, Ontario. Predeceased by brother William CREALY, sisters Phyllis (child) and Laura May CREALY. Survived by sisters Ethel MIDGLEY of Burlington and Alice WADSWORTH of Hamilton. Nieces Ellen TAILOR/TAYLOR of Puslinch, Patricia WADSWORTH of Hamilton. Nephews Robert MIDGLEY of Toronto, Philip WADSWORTH of Scarborough, Jerold WADSWORTH of Montreal, Brian WADSWORTH of Waterloo, and eleven great nieces and nephews. After graduating from highschool in Strathroy, Ontario, she received her R.N. in nursing from Hamilton General Hospital. For the greater part of her nursing career she was the office nurse for doctors Harry ROBINSON and Allen WYLIE, where she remained until her retirement. With her Friends, she enjoyed several trips abroad, as well as on this continent. She was an avid photographer and collected many scenes on her travels, as well as many photographs of family and Friends. She has been a member of Wentworth Baptist Church, Hamilton for sixty years. Cremation will be followed by a memorial service later in May. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Marlatt Funeral Home, Hamilton. On-line tributes may be made at www.mem.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
ROBINSON, Isobel Margaret, B.A., O.T.C., LL.D. (Alberta)
Honourary Fellow, World Federation Of Occupational Therapists
Peacefully at the Willow Grove Long Term Care in Ancaster, Ontario on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 in her 93rd year. Beloved aunt of the Reverend Peter (Joan) ROBINSON, Penny (Bruce) EVENDEN, and the late Holly KIDD and her husband John (Wendy) KIDD. Predeceased by her loved brother Kenneth (Lila) ROBINSON. A devoted great-aunt of Linda (Sherman) BARRETT, Scott (Paula) ROBINSON, Tim (Jennifer) EVENDEN, Susan (Paul) ROBINSON, Carolyn (André) VAN HEERDEN, Robin (Melanie) KIDD, Bradley KIDD and Amy KIDD. A dear friend and colleague of the late Thelma CARDWELL, Mary DINSDALE and family, Sherry HAM and family, and many close Friends. Isobel was a passionate leader and outstanding contributor to the profession of Occupational Therapy both in Canada and internationally. A graduate of McMaster University (B.A.) and the University of Toronto 1939 Diploma in Occupational Therapy. She went on to a distinguished career at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Occupational Therapy, holding the position of Director from 1967 to her retirement in 1981. At this time she received a Doctor of Laws Honourary Degree from the University of Alberta and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. A life member of Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists, and World Federation of Occupational Therapists; co-founder of the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation. Her family wishes to thank the staff at the Willow Grove for their compassionate care during Isobel's final years. 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 Tuesday, April 29. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday, April 30 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Isobel Robinson Historical Research Fund (COTF), CTTC Building, Suite #3401, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa K1S 5R1, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 1200 Bay Street, Suite #202, Toronto M5R 2A5, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be for warded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-28 published
ANDREWS, John Hobart Mclean
(May 15, 1926, to April 23, 2008)
John Hobart McLean ANDREWS, born in Kamloops, British Columbia, died peacefully on April 23, 2008, in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Predeceased by his parents John Ernest ANDREWS and Cynthia Maria ANDREWS (née ROBINSON;) sister-in-law Margaret STEELE (née PAYNE;) and infant son Douglas Reid ANDREWS. Survived by his wife Doris Deborah ANDREWS (née PAYNE;) son William John ANDREWS, daughter-in-law Merle ZABRACK, grandchildren Aaron and Naomi; son Donald Wilfrid Kao ANDREWS, daughter-in-law Anne Kao ANDREWS, grandchildren Brett and Alexandra; son Jeffrey Peter ANDREWS, daughter-in-law Virginia DEVONSHIRE, grandchildren Monica, Laura and Georgia; daughter Lorraine Doris ANDREWS, grand_son Graydon; brother William Robinson ANDREWS, sister-in-law Vips sister Ella Mary TAIT/TAITE/TATE, brother-in-law Howard; sister-in-law Eleanor HUMPHREY (née PAYNE,) brother-in-law Al HUMPHREY; and brother-in- law Tom STEELE. John also leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces.
John ANDREWS attended Kamloops High School. In 1947, he received a B.A. in Physics from the University of British Columbia, where he met Dorie, the love of his life. He and Dorie were married on August 28, 1948. After teacher training, they taught at various small schools in communities such as Squamish and Salmon Arm, British Columbia In 1955, they packed up little Billie and Donnie and drove to Chicago, where John received a Ph.D. in the new field of Education Administration from the University of Chicago in 1957. Choosing to return to Canada, they moved to Edmonton, where the arrival of Jeff and Lorraine completed the family. John was a Professor of Education Administration at the University of Alberta from 1958 to 1965. In 1965, the family moved to Toronto, where John was the Associate Director of the newly formed Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. In 1973, John and Dorie and family returned to their British Columbia roots. John was the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia from 1973 to 1980, and remained a Professor there until his retirement as Dean Emeritus in 1985. John held a deep personal and professional commitment to the public education system both in Canada and around the world.
Perhaps John's most inspirational accomplishment was his total devotion to Dorie after she suffered a severe stroke in 1990. Together, Dad and Mom remade their lives, travelled the world, doted on their grandchildren and cared for each other through all that came their way.
Special thanks to John's caregiver Alicia Rhodes, who brightened Dad's final years.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at 2: 00 p.m. at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the John H.M. and Doris D. Andrews Research and Development Award Endowment Fund, University of British Columbia, would be appreciated.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-13 published
WHITELEY, Georgia Ruth (née BROOKS)
At the Hardy Terrace, Mount Pleasant on Saturday, May 10, 2008. Georgia (BROOKS) WHITELEY at the age of 77 years from complications due to Alzheimers Disease. Loving wife of Joseph D. (Joe) WHITELEY of Guelph, Ontario. The daughter of the late J. Stewart and Grace BROOKS formerly of Aroostook Junction, Victoria Cty., New Brunswick. Survived by Joe, her children; J. Deryck (Wendy) of St. Louis, Missouri, Jennifer D. (Paul ROBINSON) of Ottawa, Ontario, Jill D. (Brian Lamb) of Brantford, Ontario. grandchildren Nicole, Jason, Leah, Christopher, Colin and Jessica; her sisters Shirley (Jerry KLEMBA) of Ottawa and Sharon (Wayne McCRACKEN) of Burlington, Ontario. Georgia enjoyed her family, singing and life in general. She was a member of the Rundle Chapter No. 108 Order of the Eastern Star. Friends may call for a memorial visitation at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). Memorial service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Thursday, May 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation and inurnment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or ESTARL: Grand Chapter of Ontario, O.E.S. would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-21 published
DARNELL, Sybil May (née MAHON)
Sybil May DARNELL (née MAHON) died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, Mothers Day, May 11th in Chester, Nova Scotia. Her son Peter was at her side. Children were central to Sybil's life. As a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she respected and supported her children and their ways in the world. Sybil's support and respect for children extended beyond the family. As a young adult she taught at Balfour Technical School in Regina. Later she was a school trustee on the North York Board for several terms. Many times she helped students overlooked by the system. Sybil was also the national president of United Nations Children's Fund Canada and later, with other development activists, founded PUEBLITO, a non-governmental organization that provides housing in developing countries. As a much loved member of Parkwoods United Church, her door opened many times to young and old from around the world looking for shelter for a few weeks or a few years. Sybil's efforts for a better life for all, was an example and inspiration to many women. Her work lead her to found the Osteoporosis Foundation. In 2003, she was recognized with the Governor General's Caring Canadian award. Sybil was born May 18, 1915 in Ottawa, grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and in 1950 moved to Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband, William Lewis DARNELL, her brother Clarence MAHON, and sisters Myrtle GRUER, Louise GRUER, and Hazel ROBINSON. She will be missed by her children and their partners, Bill DARNELL and Phyllis BEARDSLEY, Peter DARNELL and Barbara DAVIS and Laurel DARNELL and Reid CAMPBELL as well as her grandchildren Simon, Jesse, Lindsay, Tommy, Zack (Jennifer), Eli (Eileen), Vida, Gwyneth and Linden and great-grandchildren Colin and Madelyn. She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews, including John (Gail), Jim, Neil, Sheila (Larry) and Allan (Peggy). Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Sybil can do so to the: Shoreham Village Palliative Care Fund c/o Shoreham Village, R.R.#1, Chester, Nova Scotia, B0J 1J0. A memorial service will be held at Parkwoods United Church, 85 Parkwoods Village Drive, North York, at 11: 00 a.m., Monday May 26, 2008.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-27 published
LABELLE, Robert " Bob"
Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday, May 26, 2008. Bob LABELLE, beloved husband of Dorothy BRENNAN and the late Elinor ROBINSON. Dear father of Margo (Robert ZIMMERMAN) of Oakville and Jackie (Eric BOSCH) of Dundas and the late Roberta LABELLE (Greg STODDART.) Dear step-father of Richard and Ted BRENNAN. Dear brother of the late John LABELLE of Montreal. Dear grandfather of Maddie BOSCH, Tyler and Marshall BRENNAN. Private family service. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Kingston General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the James Reid Funeral Home (1900 Counter Blvd., Kingston, Ontario)
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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
ROBINSON, Peter J.
Peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Sally-Beth. Much loved father of Terence (wife Stacey), John (wife Lisa) and Jeffrey (partner Joey). son of William Edward and Mary Elizabeth. Super grandfather (Opa) of Tanner, Bond, Harlowe and Jade. Brother of Richard, Terry, the late Marjorie FERGUSON and step-brother Harry. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Born in England, Peter served in the British Army during World War 2, seeing action in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In 1948, Peter moved to Canada with his brother Richard and began his career in the insurance industry where he eventually built his own company Peter Robinson Insurance Associates Ltd., selling the company in 1986. He remained active in all sports including cricket, tennis, squash and golf when he came to Canada and particularly enjoyed his golfing Friends at Rosedale Golf and St. George's Golf Clubs in his later years. His story telling, jovial manner, helping hand and smile for all will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held in Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, Toronto, on Thursday, June 5th, 2008 at 1 o'clock, followed by a celebration of his life at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto. In Peter's memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, M4S 3B1 would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and memories may be for warded through www.humphreymiles.com. 'his laugh will be heard forever…'

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
ELSLEY, Kenneth Harold
It is with great sadness that the family announces Ken's passing on June 25, 2008, at the age of 72, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ken was a loving husband to Marilyn, and caring father to Jeffrey and his wife Ellen, David and his wife Susan, Laurie and her husband David ROBINSON, Mark and his wife Carol, and Marnie and her husband Bruce SYER. He was also a very special grandfather to James, Clare, Grace, Griffin, Richard, Nicholas, Olivia, Chloe, Benjamin and Isabelle. Ken is survived by his sister Judy RIDER and predeceased by his sister Pauline MARSH. Born in Brookville, Ontario, Ken graduated from the University of Toronto College of Pharmacy in 1958 and recently celebrated his 50 year reunion. He owned and operated successful pharmacies in Milton and Burlington and continued to practice pharmacy until April of this year - doing what he loved. Family will receive visitors on Wednesday July 2, 2008 at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton (905) 878-2669, from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A celebration of Ken ELSLEY's life will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, 123 Main Street, Milton on Thursday July 3, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. A heartfelt thank you to the staff and volunteers at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville, the Milton District Hospital and the Princess Margaret Hospital for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers donations to these wonderful organizations would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-02 published
DEGAN, Doctor Felix, PhD, M.Sc., B.A.-M.S., C.E.T., N.Y.S.P.E., N.S.P.E., F.C.H.E.
Dr. Felix DEGAN passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 29, 2008 in Guelph, Ontario. He leaves his wife of 44 years, Barbara (McINTEE,) his daughter Diana ROBINSON (Greg,) son Peter (Robin HILLIS,) daughter Monica FERRACCIOLI (Aaron,) grandchildren Lauren, Alexa, Kaitlyn and Courtney, and his sister Maria MOSETTI (Oscar) of Trieste, Italy. Predeceased by his parents Giuseppe and Pierina DEGAN of Trieste, Italy, and brothers Edoardo, Diodata and Livio. Felix was born in Castelnuovo, Italy on July 13, 1938. He was a proud Canadian, arriving in Saint_John, New Brunswick in 1959 with no knowledge of the English language and a degree from the Polytechnical Institute of Trieste. His first job in Canada was as a service station attendant, taken so that he could learn English and the ways of his adopted country. Felix made it his goal to never stop learning. He was a design technologist, design engineer, project engineer, and chief engineer, finishing his career as President of his own company, Industrial Components and Equipment Co., specializing in water and air pollution. He completed studies in mechanical engineering through the Kentucky University, completed a diploma in Business Administration Management Studies at Conestoga College, received his Master Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and received his Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Management from State University of New York. A member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists since 1984, Felix was also a member of the New York Society of Professional Engineers, The American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians, The Institute of Chartered Engineers of Canada (Fellow Member), and The Institute of Incorporated Engineers in the United Kingdom (Fellow Member). He was also the recipient of numerous awards and citations. In 2005, Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists created the Doctor Felix and Barbara Degan Award, honouring his years of involvement and Barbara's years of support, by giving an outstanding international technology student from an Ontario college a yearly bursary award. Felix was a dedicated family man, always there to offer his guidance, love and support. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world. Visitation will be held at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, on Thursday, July 3, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Felix will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 3 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint_Joseph's Church, 409 Paisley Rd., Guelph on Friday, July 4, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Private family entombment will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Doctor Felix and Barbara Degan Award, created through Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists would be appreciated by the family (Cards available at the funeral home, 519-821-5077 or send condolences to www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-08 published
Successful filmmaker at National Film Board turned to a life of crime writing
He worked on documentaries and television programs, and got to know the Beatles and Bob Dylan, but longed to write fiction. The result was award-winning short stories and a bidding war over a first novel
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- Film producer and record-label publicist Dennis MURPHY worked among stars, but he wasn't dazzled by them. His true ambition was to write and publish Canadian crime fiction, and it was a dream to which he held firm.
Writing fiction and doing his own thing was always on his mind, even while working for Elektra Records and meeting the likes of Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Jim Morrison and the Beatles. The same could be said of his time at the National Film Board, where he had a hand in such documentaries and television programs as Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Manufacturing Consent and a portrait of the late Oscar Peterson titled In the Key of Oscar.
In Canada, Mr. MURPHY's work appeared on TVOntario, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Global, History Television and The Discovery Network. In the United States, it was seen on Court TV, National Geographic and PBS. In 1990, he was appointed executive producer of National Film Board's Studio C in Montreal. A year later, he became director of National Film Board's flagship Ontario Centre, executive producing more than 100 documentary films. "Dennis was brilliant at everything he tried," said friend Douglas McARTHUR, a retired Globe and Mail reporter. "He had a zest for life and Irish whisky."
Within a few short years of publishing crime fiction in such notable places as Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Magazine and Storyteller Magazine, he became one of Canada's leading crime writers. Dead in the Water, a fictionalized account of the death of painter Tom Thomson, won the Bloody Words crime writers' award and Storyteller's annual Best Canadian Short Story prize, and was short-listed for a Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award.
In 2005, he won the Storyteller prize for the second year running with Death of a Drystone Wall, and with it scored one of two nominations for that year's Arthur Ellis Short Story award. The other nomination was for Sound of Silence. A year later, he won the 2006 short story prize with Fuzzy Wuzzy, originally published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
After a bidding war between two publishers, Mr. MURPHY signed a contract last March with Harper-Collins Canada for his novel Darkness at the Break of Noon. He borrowed the title from a Bob Dylan lyric, so clearly some of the stars he had worked with mattered to him more than he let on.
Dennis MURPHY grew up in Dundas, Ontario, loving the life of a small-town boy. But when he was 14, darkness descended after his 45-year-old father, Robert MURPHY, died of a heart attack. Dennis never got over the loss and always feared he, too, would die young. This fear may have explained why he achieved so much during his life.
In 1967, Mr. MURPHY graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton with a bachelor of arts in Irish literature. He was editor of the school paper, a drummer in a rock band and in love with all things Dylan. Bored one Christmastime, Mr. MURPHY convinced a group of Friends to go door-to-door "Dylan-ing." They greeted people on their doorsteps with Blowin' in the Wind instead of Come Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
After graduation, he was offered a teaching job in Ireland but moved instead to New York, where he threw himself into the music business. In 1971, he became the East Coast head of audio engineering with Elektra Records, but he soon returned to Canada and established Sundog Productions, based in Toronto and Vancouver. He produced albums for singers Shirley Eikhard, Christopher Kearney, Ron Nigrini and others. In 1976, he worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as director of Ninety Minutes Live, hosted by Peter Gzowski. He also worked on Take 30 and The Final Edition. As a highly successful freelancer, Mr. MURPHY's career took off in all directions, resulting in a curriculum vitae more than 20 pages long.
"Whatever Dennis did, he would just completely obsess about it, do everything he could, research it and just exhaust the subject and then move on to something else," said his wife, Joanna KUBICKI. "He lived for writing. When he wasn't writing, you could see him, the wheels were spinning - he was creating stories in his head."
Of all the genres, it was crime writing that appealed to him most, she said. Several filing cabinets bulging with stories were a testament to that.
Ms. KUBICKI met Mr. MURPHY at TVO in 1980. She was working in the arts department and he was freelancing. They came together over shared misery, commiserating about the abrupt ends to their previous relationships. He had a white dog; she had a white cat. Neither could find a place to rent, so they bought a house together in Toronto's Riverdale neighbourhood. It worked out so well that they married a couple of years later. In 1983, the circle was completed with the birth of their son, Adam.
Around that time, Mr. MURPHY began longing to return to the kind of small-town pleasures he knew as a child and to raise Adam in some place similar. He convinced Ms. KUBICKI to move to an old Victorian house in Stouffville, Ontario He not only excelled at his work but he was also an impressive community member. He became a scout leader, played on a baseball team, organized a music festival and was appointed to the Stouffville parks and recreation advisory board.
He started his own television production company, Anagraph Inc. He did some of his best thinking on the backed-up Don Valley Parkway while commuting to Toronto. But, true to form, he soon grew bored took a job in 1990 with the National Film Board in Montreal. The family lived in Hudson, Quebec, during the famous Mohawk land dispute in Oka, just across the river. Traffic jams were soon replaced with tanks on Main Street and disturbing newscasts. Out of this, Mr. MURPHY made the documentary Acts of Defiance, in support of land-rights issues.
The National Film Board transferred him to Toronto and the family moved back into their house in Stouffville. There, he continued quietly writing. In 1992, Ms. KUBICKI's longing to live in Toronto landed them in a house in the Beaches neighbourhood and an introduction, for Mr. MURPHY, to a gathering of writers at The Feathers pub on Kingston Road. He decided to get serious, and joined Crime Writers of Canada.
He also decided to try his hand at travel writing, and contacted his friend Mr. McARTHUR, who was then acting travel editor at The Globe. He submitted an account of his quest to find the perfect omelette pan in Paris.
"I thought it was really good, but I was afraid I might be prejudiced because he was a friend, so I showed it to some other editors," said Mr. McARTHUR. " They liked it too, and it ran as a travel front. The next week, I had a phone call from a professor at a journalism school somewhere in the southern U.S. He wanted to use it in his classes as an example of how to write a perfect travel story."
Toronto mystery writer Peter ROBINSON lived around the corner from Mr. MURPHY. He was also a crony at The Feathers and the two men frequently talked about crime writing over a pint or two. Mr. ROBINSON recognized his friend's passion and his excellent storytelling skills. He became a mentor to him. Around this time, Mr. MURPHY started to publish award-winning short stories, as well as starting on a book.
"The novel was his dream, and it's hard to get over the cruel irony that he should be taken away so soon after finding out that it was going to be published," Mr. ROBINSON said. "But Dennis was a polisher, a perfectionist. It was hard for him to let go of a piece of writing because he knew there was always more he could do to make it even better."
Mr. MURPHY also published a poem in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine called Final Escape.
"If a short story can be deemed a process of finite literary craft, then a poem is a word sculpture," Mr. MURPHY told Poe's Deadly Daughters, a blog for mystery aficionados. "It also elevated me instantly to the precious (to me) category of published poet, something that, as yet, has impressed no one who reads my curriculum vitae."
Scottish mystery writer Ian Rankin, who liked the poem, sent Mr. MURPHY a book that he dedicated to "the crime poet."
Mr. MURPHY, who until earlier this year taught broadcasting and film studies at Centennial College in Toronto, frequently steered his crime-writing into Canadian history. Without being preachy, the stories often packed a political punch. "I don't set out to make a bald-headed statement, just to write a story with a crime at its centre that has something to do with our world," he said. "I've been making documentary films for a long time and I suppose my feelings about issues are always there and ready (and more than willing) to be tapped."
Many of his killers were highly moral human beings who had been wronged, or who had committed crimes that readers might condone or even approve, he said. For instance, in Dead in the Water, Tom Thomson is killed by a local guide who feels his home in Algonquin Park has been stolen by "the painter" who sees only wind-bent trees and broken beaver dams. The story ends with these lines: "If I hadn't killed the painter, he'd be forgotten, too."
Darkness at the Break of Noon will be published in February.
Dennis MURPHY was born September 6, 1943, in Hamilton. He died June 15, 2008, in Toronto of lung cancer. He was 64. He is survived by his wife, Joanna KUBICKI, and their son, Adam MURPHY.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-16 published
MINSHALL, Bertha Lenna (CALDWELL)
Died peacefully at her home in Lakefield on Monday July 14th 2008 holding hands with the love of her life, 'Min' four days before their 67th wedding anniversary. Her ever-cheerful, humorous, optimistic approach to life touched all who enjoyed the privilege of knowing her. She will be sadly missed by her soul-mate David Lloyd MINSHALL, her 4 children; Patricia ROBINSON (Paul,) Betty Jane BONIAKOWSKI (Frank), David MINSHALL (Val McGRISKIN), and Bill MINSHALL; her 9 grandchildren, Jonathan ROBINSON (Terra,) Julie LANG (Bill), Michael BONIAKOWSKI (Alicia), Geoffrey BONIAKOWSKI (Angela,) Eric MINSHALL (C.J.,) John MINSHALL, Meredith MINSHALL, Jennifer WATSON and Melinda McGRISKIN, and her 2 great-grandchildren Charlotte WATSON and Rebecca LANG. Bertha was predeceased by her 3 sisters; Jane CALDWELL, Hester FULFORD, and Elizabeth AGRO. Bertha enjoyed a teaching career in the Ottawa Valley, Oakville, Kitchener and East York. She retired to Lakefield where she developed a passion for walking. She quickly became known as 'the lady who walks'. Her interest in people and her zest for life made a simple stroll down Queen St. a major social event. Friends are invited to call at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield on Thursday July 17, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9. A funeral service will be held at Lakefield United Church on Friday July 18, 2008 at 1 p.m. Reverend Warren VOLLMER officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Brantford at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Lakefield United Church Memorial Fund or Lakefield Community Care as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences, order flowers or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-16 published
ROBINSON, Roger Reed
Died peacefully on July 8, 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was born on December 13, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario. Predeceased by his wife, Wendy in 2003 and his father Harry ROBINSON and step-father Reg DICKSON/DIXON; Roger is survived by his loving mother, Dorothy Alice DICKSON/DIXON. He will be sadly missed by many relatives and Friends throughout Canada and the U.S. Roger and Wendy were married in 1977 and enjoyed many wonderful years together. He was an avid hunter and actively involved with the Mission and District Rod and Gun Club. A celebration of Roger's life will be held at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave in Port Coquitlam on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. A reception will follow at the Burkeview Funeral Home.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
ROBINSON, J. Lewis
(July 9, 1918-July 19, 2008)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather - J. Lewis 'Lew' ROBINSON - one of Canada's first Geography professors. Lewis passed away peacefully with his family by his side after suffering a stroke the day after celebrating his 90th birthday. Survived by his wife and partner of 63 years, Josephine (née ROWAN,) son David (Zonda NELLIS and daughter Alexandra;) daughters Jo-Anne and Patricia (David SSAINTURENT and children Michael and Joanna.) Born in Leamington and raised in Windsor, Lewis studied at The University of Western Ontario (B.A.) Syracuse University (M.A.) and Clark University (PhD). In 1946 Lewis was invited by University of British Columbia President, Norman Mackenzie, to start a Geography Division within the Department of Geology, and in 1958 he started the Geography Department at University of British Columbia, serving as the first head until 1968; and remained as a Professor until his retirement in 1984. Lewis made an outstanding contribution to Geography in Canada - writing 14 books, developing 9 wall maps and contributing to hundreds of articles - particularly on the geography of British Columbia and the Canadian Arctic. His textbooks and wall maps of Canada were used in universities and schools throughout the country. During his 48 years of teaching Geography at University of British Columbia, he taught thousands of students earning him the reputation as an outstanding teacher and mentor. In recognition of these contributions, University of British Columbia awarded him a Master Teacher Award (1977). Lewis also received numerous other honours and awards throughout his distinguished career, including the Centennial Medal and Silver Jubilee Medal from the Government of Canada, the Massey Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Service and two university honourary degrees. Lewis retired from University of British Columbia in 1984, but remained an active force at the institution, establishing the Alumni Association's Professors Emeriti Division - the first organization of its kind in Canada. He was also an enthusiastic supporter of University of British Columbia sports and was the Captain of the University of British Columbia Old Birds Seniors Hockey Team until he hung his skates up for the last time at the age of 77. Lewis, along with his wife Jo, were active members of the University of British Columbia Faculty Club and Gourmet Group and even co-authored a cookbook together. Lewis was also deeply involved in Deaf Education and Sports Development in Canada, including serving as President of the Western Institute for the Deaf. The family wishes to extend a special thank to Lewis's longtime physician, Doctor Bradley Fritz and to his wonderful caregivers - Mila and Hilda. A memorial service celebrating Lewis ROBINSON's life and legacy will be held at Cecil Green Park House, on October 3, 2008 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory to the J. Lewis Robinson Memorial Scholarship fund at University of British Columbia (Attn: Maryn Ellis, 500-5950 University Blvd., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3). Geographer, mapmaker, explorer, writer, teacher, mentor, husband, father and friend - the kindest man we ever knew - the boy who ran so fast - you taught us kindness, generosity and usefulness. We will miss you - you gave us the world and more - thank you.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
CAISSIE, June
At the Milton District Hospital on Saturday, March 8, 2008. June CAISSIE, beloved wife of the late Ernest CAISSIE (February 3, 2008.) Loving mother of Theresa (Andre) McKINNON, Jo-Anne (Don) REHILL and Gerry CAISSIE. June will be missed by her grandchildren Holly, Heather, Kalyn, Jesse, Carly and Tyler and great-grandchildren Madison and Taylor. Remembered by a special cousin Stella ROACH. Predeceased by her brother Douglas VIBERT. Special thanks to Dr. Lynne ROBINSON, Gayle JENSEN, Nancy and a heartfelt thanks to the great nursing staff of the Continuous Care Unit and all who touched our parents hearts at the Milton District Hospital. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton 905-878-4452 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Vigil Prayers will be prayed at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 139 Martin Street, Milton on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. A luncheon will be held at Holy Rosary Parish Hall following the interment at Milton Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be left for the family at www.mckersie-kocher.ca

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
WALSH, Edward (1925-2008)
It is with great sorrow the family announce his passing at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on March 9, 2008. Ed was the beloved husband of Mary for 61 years. Loving father of Hazel RICKETT, Amber CATERER (Eddie) and Garry (Susan). Cherished grandfather of Damon, Kristin (Brian), Vanessa and great-grandfather of Keira. Ed is survived by sister May ROBINSON, sisters-in-law Christina (James,) Joyce, Margaret and their families. Visitation will be held at the Mackey Funeral Home, Lindsay on Saturday, March 15th from 12: 30 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1: 30 p.m. There will be a private family interment at the Dunsford Cemetery. Memorial donations to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the care given to Edward by the doctors and staff at Sunnybrook C4.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
ROBINSON, Richard H.
Suddenly at his residence in Sudbury, Ontario. Beloved son of Helen and the late Richard Sr., step-son of Ron. Loving father of Rachelle, Cara, Jeff and Richard. Brother of Lois, Bernice and Glen. He will be lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121, on Sunday, March 16th, 2008 from 5-9 p.m. Interment to take place in Resthaven Memorial Gardens on Monday, March 17th, at 1 p.m.

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ROBINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-07-25 published
ALMEIDA, Liduino
(January 31, 1936-July 24, 2008)
Of Florence St. Mass 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen's Church to Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Viewing 5-9 p.m. today at the Ryan and Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W., at Dufferin, Toronto. Visitors Parking - enter from Dufferin, just north of Dundas. Liduino is survived by: wife Virginia; sons and daughter Joe, John, Maria ALMEIDA (Leo ROBINSON;) 3 grandchildren.

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