SPENLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-07 published
SHEFFER, Alma Alma Mildred (née SAUNDERS)
Age 87, formerly of Brigden, died peacefully at Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Sunday, July 6, 2008, with her family by her side. Survived by her family Shirley and Roy COOPER of Wyoming, Marion and John FORD of Brigden, and Evelyn and Rae JAPP of Brigden. Grandchildren Bev WRIGHT, Stephen and Elizabeth COOPER, Sandra and David BERRY, Carol FORD and Jeff TANNER, Bonnie and Joe DAWSON, Vicki and Chris CRAN, John and Shannon FORD, Eddy and Carrie JAPP, Barry and Trisha JAPP, and Jeffery and Rachel JAPP, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grand_son. Also survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law Thelma SAUNDERS, Dorothy and Jacob SPENLER, Marion CODLING, Ruby and Sherman BAILEY, Stella SHEFFER, and Floyd and Rita SHEFFER. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Rachel Jane (WILLIAMSON) SAUNDERS, brothers and sisters Stella, Cecil, Nettie, Bettie, Jacob, Marion, Earl, and three infants and a granddaughter Mary Kathleen FORD. It was Mother's wish that there be a private service following cremation. Interment at Saunders Family Cemetery, Brooke Township, Lambton County. Sympathy donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, Petrolia, (the Pat Mailloux Cataract Clinic Memorial Fund), or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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SPERLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
SPERLING, Lena (née PEYSNER)
Early on the morning of June 10, 2008, Lena (Leah) SPERLING (PEYSNER,) daughter of the late Max and Judith PEYSNER, passed away peacefully, in her 94th year. She is joining her beloved husband, Sam SPERLING (1916-1987). Lena lived a long, productive and satisfying life. Born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, she arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1936 and soon after married Sam. She was a happy, funny woman, fiercely supportive of her husband and children. She was a challenging cook and her bread pudding will be missed greatly by her eldest son, Gerald, though less so by her daughter, Maxine MONROE and her "baby," Stephen David SPERLING. She was much loved by her daughter-in-law, Maggie SIGGINS, her late son-in-law, Shelly MONROE and her late daughter-in-law, Marsha SPERLING. She was very active in the Royal Canadian Legion, General Wingate Branch. Her husband served for four years in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War 2. She was also an enthusiastic member of the Hebrew Men of England Sisterhood, especially during the years when Sam SPERLING was president of that congregation. As her children grew up, Lena took work outside the home, working for many years at Queensway Electric. She was very proud of her nine grandchildren: Jody (Jennean), Faith (Jimmy), Sherry (Wayne), Adam (Alla), Shoshana (Maury), Carrie May, Erin, Daniele (Ryan) and Amber. Leah is also survived by ten great-grandchildren: Taylor, Peyton, Cameron, Duncan, Lucas, Samantha, Sofia, Katya, Henry and Freia. Lena SPERLING was an exciting and courageous automobile driver and her almost perfect driving record was a matter of some wonderment in the family. Services will be held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West, Toronto. Interment will be at Lampton Cemetery in the Hebrew Men of England Section, on June 11, 2008. Please check with Benjamin's, 416-663-9060 for precise times. Shiva will be at Maxine Monroe's house, 60 Bruce Farm Dr., Toronto, 416-590-9671, June 11 to 13. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Am Shalom Synagogue, Barrie, Ontario.

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SPETER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-08 published
MUNK, Hedy J.
On Monday, July 7, 2008 in her 101st year. Hedy MUNK, beloved wife of the late Nicholas MUNK. Dear sister of Sheila and the late David LINDEN and the late Steffie GROSS. Devoted aunt of Peter and Melanie, Paul and Susan, Jean-Pierre GROSS, Ronnie and Martha LINDEN, John and Muriel BRUNNER, John and Daisy MEREY, and the late Eva SPETER, and Bondi KAHAN. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Tuesday, July 8th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Hedy MUNK Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3 at 416-780-0324 or www.benjamins.ca

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SPETTIGUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
ROBERTSON, Wanza Kate (née BUCKLEY)
On Saturday, January 19, 2008, of cancer, surrounded by family at her home in Mississauga, Ontario. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, on July 12, 1928, Wanza was the first child of the late Eric and Edna (née HONSBERGER) BUCKLEY (Windsor, Ontario) and a loving older sister to the late Keith BUCKLEY (2000.) She was predeceased by her mother- and father-in-law Agnes (née BAILLIE) and Peter ROBERTSON (Bishopbriggs and Glasgow, Scotland and Windsor, Ontario,) her husband of 41 years, Ronald ROBERTSON, Q.C., in 1992, and by their daughter, Heather Agnes, in 1980. Wanza was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a great friend to many. She will be greatly missed by her three surviving children and their spouses, Peter ROBERTSON (Antonietta SEUCHARAN) Holly ROBERTSON (Gaetano AMATO), and Kate ROBERTSON (Michael HOPTON). She will also be deeply missed by her eight grandchildren: Kate, Eric, and Natalie AMATO; Lee and Cole ROBERTSON; and Matthew, Sarah and Aimee HOPTON. She was a cherished sister-in- law to childhood friend Margaret SPETTIGUE (née ROBERTSON) (Owen SPETTIGUE) of Leamington, Ontario, and sister-in-law Judy BUCKLEY (née LAWRASON) of St Catharines and Toronto, and a very special aunt to their respective children: Margaret-Ann, Charles, James, Katherine and Christine SPETTIGUE; and Erica and Andrew BUCKLEY. Dedicated to the wellbeing of others, especially family, she was also very active in the community. As a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society for many years, she drove cancer patients to appointments and treatments. She also delivered meals on behalf of Meals on Wheels. Even the local wildlife benefited from her thoughtfulness: Wanza nurtured milkweed and other native plants in her backyard gardens long before it became trendy to do so. Wanza was a private person, but her kindness and wry sense of humour drew many to her. She was intensely interested in politics and enjoyed well-informed and lively political discussions. With her keen intellect, she was an avid reader and wordsmith, but nobody could say more by simply arching an eyebrow. Her Friends and family will miss her empathy, dry wit, and wise counsel. Wanza endured her illness and her difficult final weeks and days with her characteristic grace and dignity and with a stoicism and sense of humour that was typical of her approach to life's troubles. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Memorial Presbyterian Church, 24 Stavebank Rd. North, (Port Credit) Mississauga (905-278- 8907), at 10: 30 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association, The Canadian Cancer Society or Plan Canada (formerly Foster Parents Plan) would be appreciated.

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SPETTIGUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-25 published
ROBERTSON, Wanza Kate (née BUCKLEY)
On Saturday, January 19, 2008, of cancer, surrounded by family at her home in Mississauga, Ontario. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, on July 12, 1928, Wanza was the first child of the late Eric and Edna (née HONSBERGER) BUCKLEY (Windsor, Ontario) and a loving older sister to the late Keith BUCKLEY (2000.) She was predeceased by her mother and father-in-law Agnes (née BAILLIE) and Peter ROBERTSON (Bishopbriggs and Glasgow, Scotland and Windsor, Ontario,) her husband of 41 years, Ronald ROBERTSON, Q.C., in 1992, and by their daughter, Heather Agnes, in 1980. Wanza was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a great friend to many. She will be greatly missed by her three surviving children and their spouses, Peter ROBERTSON (Antonietta SEUCHARAN) Holly ROBERTSON (Gaetano AMATO), and Kate ROBERTSON (Michael HOPTON). She will also be deeply missed by her eight grandchildren: Kate, Eric, and Natalie AMATO; Lee and Cole ROBERTSON; and Matthew, Sarah and Aimee HOPTON. She was a cherished sister-in-law to childhood friend Margaret SPETTIGUE (née ROBERTSON) (Owen SPETTIGUE) of Leamington, Ontario, and sister-in-law Judy BUCKLEY (née LAWRASON) of St Catharines and Toronto, and a very special aunt to their respective children: Margaret-Ann, Charles, James, Katherine and Christine SPETTIGUE; and Erica and Andrew BUCKLEY. Dedicated to the wellbeing of others, especially family, she was also very active in the community. As a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society for many years, she drove cancer patients to appointments and treatments. She also delivered meals on behalf of Meals on Wheels. Even the local wildlife benefited from her thoughtfulness: Wanza nurtured milkweed and other native plants in her backyard gardens long before it became trendy to do so. Wanza was a private person, but her kindness and wry sense of humour drew many to her. She was intensely interested in politics and enjoyed wellinformed and lively political discussions. With her keen intellect, she was an avid reader and wordsmith, but nobody could say more by simply arching an eyebrow. Her Friends and family will miss her empathy, dry wit, and wise counsel. Wanza endured her illness and her difficult final weeks and days with her characteristic grace and dignity and with a stoicism and sense of humour that was typical of her approach to life's troubles. A memorial service was held at St. Andrew's Memorial Presbyterian Church, in Port Credit, Mississauga on January 25, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association, The Canadian Cancer Society or Plan Canada (formerly Foster Parents Plan) would be appreciated.

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SPEVACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
SPEVACK, Christine Elizabeth (née BOOKER)
Age 48, of New London Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, passed away on June 28, 2008 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. She was the wife of Perry A. SPEVACK, with whom she shared 13 years of marriage. Born in London, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of Christine "Teeny" (Jenkins) BOOKER of London, Ontario, Canada and the late Jim BOOKER. Christine worked for the Chester County Regional Educational System in the Intermediate Unit. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Jacob, and a daughter, Haley; two sisters, Lynne BOOKER of London, Ontario, Canada and Marie WOODARD and her husband Stanley of Virginia; a step brother, Richard BOOKER of London, Ontario, Canada; mother-in-law, Bernice (FEDERGREEN) SPEVACK of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; two brothers-in-law, Mark SPEVACK and his spouse Cindy and Neil SPEVACK and his wife Nancy, both of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and nieces, Jessica, Stephanie, and Nzingha, and nephew, Sean; and a great niece, Layla. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her father-in-law, Jack SPEVACK. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116), 250 W. State Street, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Family and Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Contributions in Christine's memory may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark, Delaware 19713. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecofuneralhomes.com.

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SPEZIALI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-15 published
BOLENDER, Rose
Wife, mother, grandmother, sister, matriarch. Born March 5, 1926, in Holland Landing, Ontario Died February 18 in Lindsay, Ontario, of kidney cancer, aged 81.
By David BOLENDER, Page L10
Rose was born on the SPEZIALI family farm near the Holland Marsh and spent her formative years living through the Great Depression. It took until 1950 for electricity to arrive at the farm.
What Rose lacked in material goods was more than compensated for by having a close, loving and giving family. Rose went to school for only a few years before she had to quit to nurse her ailing mother and run the household for her father and four brothers. This shaped her loving and giving nature. Hard work and long hours were part of farm life, and Rose cheerfully accepted her duties and responsibilities, as well as her brothers' teasing.
Rose met the love of her life when Reg BOLENDER's family bought a general store in Holland Landing. She had accepted a marriage proposal from someone else, but called it off after meeting Reg. They married in the fall of 1951 at the family farm and enjoyed 50 years together.
Rose spent the next several decades raising a family in Toronto and contributing to the household economy by working at retail positions in the food industry. This suited her well because it satisfied her sweet tooth - a trait she passed on to her children, David, Keith, Brian, and Anne.
On one anniversary, her children gave her and Reg a gift certificate to a five-star restaurant. Rose refused to go until the whole family agreed to go out together.
With an inheritance from a beloved uncle, Rose and Reg bought the great passion in their life - a cottage on head Lake in Ontario's Kawartha Lakes. This quickly became the social centre for family and Friends.
It was a sanctuary for Rose and Reg, their counterbalance to the demands of work life and city living in Toronto. When it came time for them to slow down and think about retirement, they moved to Lindsay and spent every weekend at the cottage and much of the summers there after Reg retired.
Once she moved to Lindsay it became agony to go shopping anywhere in town with Rose. Because she worked at the Dairy Queen and Reg worked at a local car dealership, they knew a great many people. Shopping with Rose meant stopping every few minutes to chat and gossip. This situation did not improve after Rose left the Dairy Queen, because she became involved with a Kawartha Lakes line dancing group.
The last years of Rose's life were filled with physical challenges. She experienced quadruple heart bypass surgery, a mishap after a knee replacement and a short and intense battle with cancer. Through all of this, she maintained her cheery and loving nature to the end.
David BOLENDER is Rose's son.

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