STOUTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-14 published
STOUTE, Harold " Hal" Patrick
Beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, godfather, friend, mentor, sports and music nut, lover of life. Born July 12, 1963, in Montreal. Died July 19, 2007, in Toronto of a brain aneurysm, aged 44.
By Caroline CAGAMPAN- STOUTE, Page L8
Love and passion. That's what Hal was about.
It was love at first sight when we met at a dance at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto in 1984. We eloped a year later, renewed our vows on our 10th wedding anniversary, toured Italy on our 20th and enjoyed a loving marriage for 22 years.
I was drawn to Hal's physical beauty, but I fell in love with his loving heart, genuine character and wise soul. Hal was a fearless extrovert and a born storyteller. When he laughed, which was often, it was with every particle of his being.
Hal was larger than life, with a cutting yet endearing sarcasm. He never backed down from a fight when he saw injustice, once defending a passenger being bullied on a streetcar.
Born in Montreal to Guyanese parents, Hal grew up in Toronto. He fell in love with sports as a boy and that passion for play stayed with him. He played basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and, as recently as last year, street hockey with the eight-year-olds in our neighbourhood. He was a diehard fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Montreal Canadiens.
He loved music of all genres, from Bob Dylan to reggae, hip hop, rock, funk, grunge, jazz and Honeyboy Edwards.
Hal danced to the beat of his own drum. He cared more about relating to people and having fun than climbing the corporate ladder. Although he graduated from George Brown College in civil engineering in 1987, he chose work that kept him connected with people. He was a youth worker for the City of Toronto and a Boys and Girls Club. He mentored young people at St. Christopher House, a community-based social service agency, and volunteered for its fundraisers. His entrepreneurial streak led him to own a coffee shop and try his hand at graffiti removal projects. Most recently, Hal was the ringleader of the Friday departmental lunch at the Toronto financial company where he worked.
Hal was devoted to his family and Friends. He took his parents to their doctor's appointments and haircuts and did their bulk shopping. He made every person in his life feel special. As his wife, I got the best of him. He was the kind of husband who left love notes featuring that evening's dinner menu. The self-proclaimed "luckiest man in the world" was a hopeless romantic who spooned or held hands in his sleep, cocooning us from the loneliness in the world.
Hal was struck down in the prime of his life, but not before enriching the hearts and lives of everyone he touched and leaving a legacy of love.
Caroline CAGAMPAN- STOUTE is Hal's wife, soulmate and forever valentine.

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STOVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-12 published
Londoner helped map kids' studies
University of Western Ontario professor's lifetime works would fill a book.
By Randy RICHMOND, Sun Media, Tues., February 12, 2008
A Londoner who put Canada on the map for millions of school kids has died.
Edward Gustav PLEVA, a father of Canadian geography and Ontario's conservation movement, was 95.
His accomplishments would fill a book. But his biggest influence may have been as editor of The Canadian Oxford School Atlas, shown at right. The yellow- and black-covered collection of maps was common on school desks across Canada from 1957 on.
"People of my generation all grew up with the atlas," said David STOVER, president of the Oxford University Press.
"I would think there are millions of them in print."
PLEVA was editor for the first three editions. Coming up to its ninth printing, the atlas remains Oxford's biggest seller of all time in Canada, STOVER said.
"He never took a penny for it" said Dan SHRUBSOLE, head of the University of Western Ontario's geography department.
PLEVA also helped to create Ontario's conservation authorities, established the geography department at University of Western Ontario and played a lead role in developing the geography curriculum for millions of Ontario school children.
"He had a very significant impact in geography and resource management in Canada," SHRUBSOLE said.
Yet, PLEVA was a "very humble man, very committed to people," SHRUBSOLE added.
A consummate educator, whose name adorns the top award for teachers at University of Western Ontario, and a planner who helped shape the London region, PLEVA lived what he preached, a love of the geographic world.
"He loved camping and hiking, photography and baseball," SHRUBSOLE said.
His love of the outdoors grew naturally from his birthplace, Minnesota.
PLEVA was born May 12, 1912, and earned three degrees -- a bachelor's, a master's and a doctorate in geography -- from the University of Minnesota.
In 1938, Western hired the 26-year-old to teach and establish its geography program.
The Second World War interrupted the plan, when PLEVA served at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, D.C.
Even so, PLEVA found time in 1941 to sit on the committee that developed Ontario's conservation authorities.
At the time, the province was losing its forests to over-exploitation and drought, SHRUBSOLE said.
"The landscape in Ontario was deteriorating."
The government also wanted to find work for veterans who would return after the war.
The result was the 1946 Conservation Act and the 35 conservation authorities that protect Ontario's landscape today.
By 1948, PLEVA had Western's geography department up and running and served as head for 20 years. He retired from teaching in "He was just a great teacher," SHRUBSOLE said.
After his retirement, PLEVA continued to teach some first-year courses.
Graduate students would fill the lecture hall just to hear him speak again, SHRUBSOLE said. "He must have put on quite a show."
So good a teacher was he, that University of Western Ontario named its annual award for teaching excellence the Edward G. Pleva Award.
While teaching, PLEVA found time to chair and sit on several city, regional and neighbourhood planning committees and boards and become the first editor of The Canadian Geographer journal, still published.
In 1969, London honoured PLEVA as "one of Canada's distinguished geographers" and awarded him the Distinguished Community Service Award.
PLEVA died February 7.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Grace and leaves behind sons James of Guelph and Michael of London.
His funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home in London.

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STOVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
STOVER, Betty
88, beloved wife of John STOVER passed away February 20th, 2008 after a brief illness, at home, surrounded by her family. Funeral Service to be held in Springboro, Ohio. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

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STOVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-14 published
COWLARD, Elizabeth Marilyn (née BOWIE)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, after failing health for the past several years, in her 71st year. Dearly loved wife of Charles James "Jim" COWLARD and loved mother of Catherine Louise OTTE and her partner Harvey STOVER of Saint Thomas, James "Michael" and his partner Sharon GRAWBURG of Saint Thomas and the late Mary-Lynn SSAINTTOINE and her husband Jim of London. Dear sister of James Andrew "Andy" BOWIE of Saint Thomas and Margaret Ann BOWIE of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Amanda and Shane. Dear sister-in-law of John COLIN and his wife Drenise COWLARD of Port Dover. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was deeply involved and devoted to her family and her husband business endeavors. She was born in Saint Thomas on January 16, 1938, the daughter of the late James and Matilda BOWIE. By her request there will be no visitation or service. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas was in charge of arrangements.

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STOVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
WELLS, Beatrice E. " Bea" (DENHOLM)
Peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, on Saturday, April 19, 2008. Mrs. Beatrice E. "Bea" (DENHOLM) WELLS of Wardsville, formally of London in her 82nd year. Loving wife of Thomas H. WELLS. Loving mother of Rosanne WELLS of Toronto, Bruce WELLS (Julia) of London, Patric WELLS (Caroline) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carolin STOVER of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Clayton WELLS, Thalia WELLS, Joey WELLS, Selena WELLS, Veronica STOVER, Thomas WELLS and Rachel STOVER. Dear sister of Andrew DENHOLM (Janet) of Toronto, Anna FOX of Bracebridge, and Sills DENHOLM of Collingwood. Predeceased by her sisters Margaret HIGHAM and Mary McRAE. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bea are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westiviewfuneralchapel.com

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STOVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
WILLIAMS, Donald B.
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Friday, June 20th, 2008 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Hazel R. (ORMEROD) WILLIAMS and loved father of Robert and his wife Betty Ann WILLIAMS of Dreyden, Paul and his wife Susanne WILLIAMS of Denmark, Glen WILLIAMS and his wife Rae Ann ROSSINI of London and Steven WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas and father-in-law of Karen WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Ray and his wife Catherine WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas, Edith AUCKLAND (late Albert) of R.R.#7, Saint Thomas, Velma STOVER (late Allan,) Robert and his wife Lillian WILLIAMS of Texas. Predeceased by an infant brother Keith. Loved grandfather of Kellie, Amanda, Marlene and Christina. Predeceased by a grand_son Derek WILLIAMS. Dear brother-in-law of Glen and Mary OMEROD of Saint Thomas. Also survived by a number of step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Don was born in Saint Thomas on December 5th, 1919, the son of the late Cyril and Mary "Minnie" (BAKER) WILLIAMS. He was the retired owner, operator of Don Williams Farm Equipment. He was a life member of Grace United Church, life member and past president of the Saint Thomas Optimist Club, founding member of the Kettle Valley Pioneers and the Elgin Historical Show. The family will receive Friends at Grace United Church on Friday from 12: 00-2:00 p.m., followed by a service to celebrate Don's life at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Don MacPHERSON and Rev. Jim EVANS officiating. Private interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas Optimist Club (Youth Programs), the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) or the Victorian Order of Nurses Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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STOVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
WILLIAMS, Donald B.
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Friday, June 20th, 2008 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Hazel R. (ORMEROD) WILLIAMS and loved father of Robert and his wife Betty Ann WILLIAMS of Dreyden, Paul and his wife Susanne WILLIAMS of Denmark, Glen WILLIAMS and his wife Rae Ann ROSSINI of London and Steven WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas and father-in-law of Karen WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Ray and his wife Catherine WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas, Edith AUCKLAND (late Albert) of R.R.#7, Saint Thomas, Velma STOVER (late Allan,) Robert and his wife Lillian WILLIAMS of Texas. Predeceased by an infant brother Keith. Loved grandfather of Kellie, Amanda, Marlene and Kristine. Predeceased by a grand_son Derek WILLIAMS. Dear brother-in-law of Glen and Mary OMEROD of Saint Thomas. Also survived by a number of step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Don was born in Saint Thomas on December 5th, 1919, the son of the late Cyril and Mary "Minnie" (BAKER) WILLIAMS. He was the retired owner, operator of Don Williams Farm Equipment. He was a life member of Grace United Church, life member and past president of the Saint Thomas Optimist Club, founding member of the Kettle Valley Pioneers and the Elgin Historical Show. The family will receive Friends at Grace United Church on Friday from 12: 00-2:00 p.m., followed by a service to celebrate Don's life at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Don MacPHERSON and Rev. Jim EVANS officiating. Private interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas Optimist Club (Youth Programs), the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) or the Victorian Order of Nurses Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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

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STOWMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-03 published
HENSHAW, Edith M. (MILLER)
Peacefully at Memorial Hospital, Saint Marys on Monday, June 2, 2008. Edith M. (MILLER) of Saint Marys and formerly of West Nissouri Twp. in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Ralph HENSHAW (1985) and dear mother of Jim and Connie of Thamesford, Freida "Vicki" and Bill STOWMAN of New Jersey, Ralph and Pam of Port Carling, Tom and Monique of Thamesford, Faith and Jack HONE of Waterloo, Helena of London, Ken and Tina of Granton and Bert and Maxine of Thorndale. Also loved by 23 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one son Clare (2007) and 4 brothers Henry (1982), Clare (2000), Elwood (1982) and Gerald (2006). Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 11 a.m. Mr. Mark MARSHALL officiating. Interment Zion 7th line Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to Zion United Church Memorial Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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STOYLES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-18 published
CAMPBELL, Rev. Leo Charles, C.S.B.
Died suddenly on Thursday, February 14, 2008 in Toronto. One of eight children born to Leo and Christina (MacLEOD) CAMPBELL, he was born July 20, 1939 in Dominion, Nova Scotia. He entered the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) in 1966 and was ordained a priest on July 15, 1974. As a priest, he served as teacher and administrator at Michael Power High School, Toronto Assumption College School, Windsor; Saint Mary's High School, Calgary Saint Mary's College, Sault Ste. Marie and Saint Michael's College School, Toronto. Most recently, he served as Associate Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Toronto. Father CAMPBELL is predeceased by his parents, his sister Catherine and his step-mother Jackie (PICKUP) CAMPBELL. He is survived by his brothers, Arthur, Terrance, John and George and his sisters, Sheila MURPHY and Josephine STOYLES, his step-brother, Frank PICKUP; step-sister, Micky BARRETT and an aunt, Mary COLLINS. Friends may call at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West (at Tweedsmuir), on Monday, February 18 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Vigil Service will be held at 7: 30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 19 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Interment in the Basilian Plot, Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Saint Michael's College School, 1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5P 3H4.

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