WALSHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
WALSHE, Elizabeth " Betty" M. (née JONES) (1902-2008)
Quietly at home on January 26, 2008; in her 106th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Miller WALSHE. Loved and loving sister of Berna JONES. Predeceased by sisters Violet BEATON, Ida EDWARDS, Flora COLE, Lily WATKINS and brothers Joseph and Gerald JONES. Betty was a resident of Toronto for many years and a member of the Balmy Beach Lawn Bowling Club. She was also an active member of Beaches Presbyterian Church until 1989, when she returned home to Orillia. "Aunt Betty" will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their families. Heartfelt thanks are expressed to Caroline, Melissa and Mandy of Lillie's Place for their devoted care of Betty and also to Paul Finley and Mike McGary, her special buddies. Visitation will be held at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 2 o'clock p.m. Spring interment at St. Andrew's-Saint_James' Cemetery, Orillia. If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia Presbyterian Church or the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Orillia Branch would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.ca

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WALSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
WALSKI, Helen Anna Adelaide (GIBBS)
Entered into rest peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital with her family by her side on Monday May 20th 2008. The former Helen Anna Adelaide GIBBS of Lansdowne aged 82 years. Beloved wife of Frank WALSKI, dear mother of Ann WALSKI of Mississauga and John WALSKI (Karen) of Lansdowne. Loving grandmother of Carina and Kendra. Anna is survived by her brothers Murray, Robert, Malcolm (Archie,) Allan (Joe,) Charles, William (Bill) GIBBS, and sisters Marion GIBBS, Janet JOHNSON, Carolyn HUNTER- DUVAR and Margaret HAYTER. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John GIBBS and his wife Helen CRAWFORD and a brother John GIBBS. The Funeral Service will be held at the Barclay Funeral Home, Lansdowne on Sunday May 25, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. In memoriam to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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WALTER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-23 published
FRASER, James Kenneth " Ken"
Friday, December 14 a funeral service was held to celebrate the 96 year life of James Kenneth FRASER. Ken passed away suddenly at Grey Gables, Markdale on December 11 with his wife of 71 years, Elva, by his side.
Ken was born on Lot 36, Concession 9 of Proton Township, September 4, 1911. He was the fourth son of James A. FRASER and Elizabeth WALTON, brother of Albert, Jack, Mel and Lena McQUARRIE, who have predeceased him. Ken attended S.S.#10 school and went on to graduate from King Edward High School in Dundalk. He married Elva HENDRY, daughter of William HENDRY and Emma PALLISTER on September 12, 1936 and took over the farm where he was born. Ken and Elva raised four children, Maxine, Margaret, Don and Harvey. In 1973 they retired from farming and moved to Dundalk. In 2003 Ken and Elva moved to Grey Gables, where Ken enjoyed the community of residents and care people there.
Ken was truly a man of the soil, he began farming, ploughing the fields with a one and two furrow plough and horses. He purchased his first tractor in 1945, with his father-in-law. During his time of farming he saw many changes. There was nothing fairer to Ken than a clean field of grain waving in the wind or a new born calf frolicking in the pasture, (especially if it was a shorthorn). His passion was farming, and he loved the land and took pride in what he could do with it. When he left the farm Ken worked for Gohcon, a farm tilling company, for a few years and found this enjoyable as he still worked with the land and had a chance to see many farms of the area. His vegetable garden and his roses were his pride and joy during his retirement time in Dundalk and kept him busy, when he wasn't lawn bowling, in the summertime.
Ken enjoyed a game of cards and was a regular visitor to the little card room in Dundalk. He was noted for introducing the euchre game pepper to Grey Gables. Ken took great interest in what was going on in the world and faithfully read the newspapers and watched the news. Quite often reminding his family of what was up in politics and clueing them in on things they should be aware of. He was always standing up for the agriculture community, even in the last three weeks of his life, when he took up the torch, that they should have butter on the tables at Grey Gables. So with a petition he went the rounds of the residents and staff and made a presentation to administration. It was received and butter was put on the tables. Ken being who he was went one step further and wrote a letter to Gay Lea congratulating them on their 50th anniversary, and of course informed them of what he had done at Grey Gables. He also made note that he had been on the United Dairy and Poultry Board which was the beginning of Gay Lea. A week after his passing a package came from Gay Lea with four pounds of butter and a 50th anniversary limited edition of a Gay Lea truck. This was Ken FRASER to the end.
Ken devoted not only his time to farm and family, but to his community and his church. He served 11 years as a director of the Dundalk Agricultural Society and a term as president, and was 4-H Calf Club leader during that time. One of his proudest moments of his later years was opening the 150th Anniversary of Dundalk Fair in 2005. He was a director on the Dundalk Co-Op, and a director on the Grey County Hog Producers. Ken was a trustee on Proton Township School Board, and seven years on Proton Township Council. He attended Knox Presbyterian Church at Ventry where he served on the board of managers, and also served as an elder of Erskine Presbyterian Church, Dundalk. After moving to Grey Gables, Ken was active on the residence council.
Rev. Mark DAVIDSON, minister of Erskine Church and Rev. John HOGERWAARD, former minister of Erskine, officiated at the service in Erskine Presbyterian Church, Dundalk. Service commenced with Psalm 100, a Psalm of thanksgiving. Hymns sang were "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me", "And Can It Be That I Should Gain" and "Beyond the Sunset". Scripture read by granddaughter Christine BUTLER was Psalm 23, 1st Corinthians 15: 55-57 and Romans 8:35-39. Rev. John HOGERWAARD gave a meditation "A Living Hope" that Hope being through Jesus Christ, and Him alone. Memories were given by grandchildren Shawn WALTER, Brent FRASER and son Harvey FRASER. Rob SCOTT, grand_son, sang "In the Bulb There is a Flower." Pallbearers were grand_sons, Brent FRASER, Shawn WALTER, Richard FRASER, Rob SCOTT, grand_son-in-law Henry REINDERS and great-grand_son Mark REINDERS. Flowerbearers were granddaughters, Christine BUTLER, Shelley KRAUTH, Shirley REINDERS and Julie BARRETT.
Ken leaves behind his wife Elva, daughters Maxine (Bob) SCOTT and Margaret (Ray) WALTER and sons Don (Cay) FRASER and Harvey (Terry) FRASER, nine grandchildren, predeceased by one, and nine great-grandchildren.
The many people who paid their respects at the time of Ken's passing would have been received with great appreciation by Ken. He was among a generation that there are few remaining. And many of them who have been great examples of lives well spent no matter what the challenge was before them. Harvey FRASER, youngest of the family, summed it all up when he said "Dad, you were one of a kind, and you leave big footsteps to follow".
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WALTER o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-25 published
GLASSER, William John
William John GLASSER, beloved husband of the former Melva HOLLAND of Neustadt, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre in Walkerton on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at the age of 89 years.
He is survived by a brother, Helmuth GLASSER of Neustadt, brother- and sisters-in-law Isobel and Harvey HOLLAND of Hanover, Florence GLASSER of Neustadt and Gertie ZIMMERMAN of Hanover. Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Predeceased by two sisters, Edna WALTER and Marjorie MEPHAM, and two brothers, Leon and Norman GLASSER.
Friends were received at the Garrett Funeral Chapel in Neustadt until the morning of Friday, January 18, 2008 then to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Neustadt for funeral services at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Hanover Cemetery. Reverend David WUNDERLICH officiated.
The pallbearers were Jeffrey KARTECHNER, Ken GLASSER, Jim DIEBEL, Jeremy GLASSER, Terry MacHINA and Nick GLASSER. The flower bearers were Chris GLASSER, Mark DIEBEL, Rachelle BECKER, Ron MacHINA and Brandon GLASSER.

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WALTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
WALTER, John Gordon and Mary Helen (née SCHAEFER)
John Gordon of Newmarket, and formerly of Goderich and Wingham, passed away peacefully at Newmarket Health Centre, on Wednesday April 30, 2008 in his 88th year. Loving husband of Mary (SCHAEFER.) Beloved father of John WALTER and Bruce WALTER and his wife Darlene. Very proud grandfather of Alex, Erin and Eric. Predeceased by his sister Jean CLEMENTS and brothers Sam, Dan and Peter. Gordon was born in Goderich on April 17, 1921, the son of the late Richard WALTER and Elizabeth BISSET.
WALTER, Mary Helen (SCHAEFER) passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on Sunday May 4, 2008 in her 83rd year. Very recently predeceased by her loving husband Gordon. Beloved mother of John WALTER and Bruce WALTER and his wife Darlene. Loving grandmother of Alex, Erin and Eric. Predeceased by her sister Jean TUDOR and survived by her brothers John and Bill SCHAEFER of Goderich. Mary was born in Goderich on July 16, 1925, the daughter of the late George SCHAEFER and Luella McCOOL. For many years prior to their retirement, Mary and Gord were owners of Walter's Clothing store in Wingham. They had recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. A memorial service for both Mary and Gord will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 9 Victoria Street North in Goderich at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday May 24th. Special thanks to the staff of the Newmarket Health Centre and the Southlake Regional Health Centre for their special care. If desired, donations in memory of Gord and Mary can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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WALTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-13 published
'The Sibelius of Latvia' made his mark in Canada as a composer and teacher
He fled his homeland at the end of the Second World War and settled in Toronto in 1951 to produce a steady stream of symphonies, concertos, cantatas and chamber music
By Ken WINTERS, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Talivaldis KENINS was a major musical figure in the latter half of the 20th century, both retroactively in his native Latvia and pro-actively in Canada.
He arrived in Canada in 1951 to serve as organist and choirmaster of the Latvian congregation of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Toronto, and stayed on to carve out a career as a teacher, conductor, performer and composer. A professor emeritus of the Toronto's faculty of music, he was celebrated for his chamber music as well as for composing symphonies, concertos, cantatas and for the organ.
Prof. KENINS was born into a cultivated Latvian family. His mother was a writer, while his father was a lawyer, diplomat, politician and nationalist who would later die in a Soviet gulag.
Young Tali, as he was called, began playing the piano when he was 5, but as he said, "music was never forced on me because I was not expected to be a musician." Instead, everyone anticipated he would become a diplomat. With that career in mind, he was sent to the Lycée de Grenoble, in France, where he graduated in 1939. He returned home to Riga, where he turned instead to music and took up studies at the Latvian State Conservatory. He was compelled to leave Latvia when the Soviet Union occupied Latvia at the end of the Second World War.
He returned to France, where he won a scholarship to the Conservatoire de Paris. In 1950, his Cello Sonata, which he composed for his graduation, had its premiere at the Salle Gaveau concert hall in Paris by French cellist Maurice Gendron.
After graduating, he had some difficulty making a living. By that time, he had fallen in love with Valda DREIMANIS, a young countrywoman he had met in Paris. They married and were soon expecting their first child. He was playing the piano in bars to keep bread on the table when a letter arrived from Canada offering a job as organist and choirmaster at the St. Andrew's Latvian Lutheran Church on Jarvis Street in Toronto.
The KENINS soon set sail for Canada. They arrived in Halifax in November, 1951, and took the train to snow-covered Toronto to begin their new life.
The salary at St. Andrew's was nominal, and to supplement it Prof. KENINS took a job delivering refrigerators and stoves for Simpson's, the department store. Desperate, he asked for a meeting with Arnold WALTER, the director of the newly established faculty of music at the University of Toronto. Celebrated Canadian tenor Edward JOHNSON, now chairman of the board of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, was also at the meeting. Both men agreed that he should join the faculty of music to teach composition, contrapuntal techniques and keyboard harmony at an annual salary of $2,000.
Thus began a teaching career that Prof. KENINS considered as important as his writing. Composer John BECKWITH became his closest colleague on the faculty. "He and I were appointed to the University of Toronto faculty of music in the same year, 1952," Prof. BECKWITH said. "I had just returned from studying in France. Tali had spent the immediate postwar years at the Conservatoire in Paris, in the same class as Pierre Boulez. He was the only colleague with whom I could enjoy habitually conversing in French."
Prof. KENINS, who became a Canadian citizen in 1956, went on to teach such pupils as pianists Arthur Ozolins and William Aide, musicologist Walter Kemp and composers Edward Laufer, Bruce Mather and Ben McPeek, plus a generation of younger composers.
He continued along his twin paths as teacher and composer with unflagging ebullience until 1984, when he retired as professor emeritus. His composing, however, continued apace.
Prof. BECKWITH, who retired from University of Toronto as professor emeritus six years later, said Prof. KENINS excelled as a pianist and improviser. "What Tali had was craft. He had it up to his eyebrows. He was at home in counterpoint and fugue. He had that fluency that all composers strive for but many find hard to achieve."
His compositions deserve to be better known, said Prof. BECKWITH. "In Latvia, despite his emigration, Tali became known as the country's national composer, like Neilsen in Denmark or Tubin in Estonia. He was also the Latvian Sibelius, with eight superb symphonies in his output. Symphonies, I might add, which Canada's major orchestras have ignored, a fact I find not surprising but absolutely appalling."
The Eighth Symphony, commissioned for the Latvian Song Festival in Toronto, had a major role for concert organ, to take advantage of the Gabriel Kney organ at Roy Thomson Hall, where the work was premiered in 1986.
Latvian-Canadian pianist Arthur Ozolins is a champion of Prof. KENINS's music. He plays all four piano sonatas, including the Schumann Paraphrase, and the concertos. He has recorded the First Sonata, and he gave the premiere of the Concerto for Piano with Strings and Percussion in 1991 at Roy Thomson Hall. Mr. Ozolins hears the influence of French composer Olivier Messaien in these works, but points out Prof. KENINS's highly personal use of the octatonic scale (alternating semi-tones and tones) and his fondness for discords of the seventh and the minor second.
Mr. Ozolins was a pupil and protégé of Prof. KENINS since his arrival in Canada in 1958. "He treated me almost as a son. He loved to spend his summers in a cottage in Wiarton, on Georgian Bay, where he did most of his composing. His wife was not much interested in music, but she was a superb cook… and she babied KENINS. I spent a summer with them and it was an idyllic time. I remember his younger son, Andy, who then was about 15, copying his dad's manuscripts in the most beautiful, meticulous hand in India ink."
The elder son, the cellist George KENINS, also remembers an earlier summer, when he was in his mid-teens, sight-reading with his father the Beethoven cello sonatas. "We would also do solfège to Bach fugues. So when I got to the University of Toronto, I was ready. He was a teacher to me, but I was seldom aware of it. His aim was to make his pupils think in music for themselves."
He said his father always composed to order. "He agreed with Hindemith, who said, 'The muse has learned to be prompt.' He also didn't like revising things. He would rather write a new piece. He wasn't attracted by the wave of minimalism which swept up composers of the time. He said, 'I am not a minimalist; I am a maximalist.' "
Prof. KENINS also liked to say he was not an innovator, but a follower. "But as a follower, I try to put in as much as I can of my own mind, my spirit and my message… But I can tell you I learned a very great deal indeed from my teachers… I also always followed the advice of Jean Cocteau, who said 'The great masters are inimitable; therefore, imitate them.' My model was Maurice Ravel. His aim was, in the minimum of time, to say important things."
For all that, Prof. KENINS said that in writing symphonies, he chose to take new paths in different directions. "The Third was a stepping stone, when I realized I was able to express my priorities in music and drama in a symphonic language," he said. "In the Fourth, I set out to find whether the latest devices, or catalogues of devices, would fit my musical thinking.
"They have said in France and Canada, and now in Latvia, that KENINS has lots of craft. I hope that, besides the craft, there is some talent and some music, too."
Prof. KENINS received Latvia's highest honour, the Order of the Three Stars.
In 1994, he finished what he vowed was his last large work, the Nonet, subtitled L'Ultima Sinfonia. He had spent eight years on it and declared that it included all he knew and had to say. "You know, Copland said, 'To write one minute of music is nothing, but to write two minutes is already more complicated.' Here, I have written a 40-minute work, and that was extremely complicated and very exhausting. So this will be the last."
Four years later, however, he was inspired to write his Viola Concerto. Commissioned by the great violist Rivka Golani, at her request, it was premiered by her in 2000. The work really was his last.
He was, according to Latvian composer Peteris Plakidis, a witty writer of music. "His music is full of self-irony, just like the man. He said, 'I don't like my own compositions very much, but I like terribly to compose them.' "
Talivaldis KENINS was born in Liepaja, Latvia, on April 23, 1919. He died of pneumonia in Toronto on January 21, 2008. He was 88. He was predeceased by his wife, Valda, in 2006. He is survived by his sons George and Andy and his grandchildren Aleks, Amanda, Laura, Christie and Daina.

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
WALTERS, Ruby Elizabeth
After a long illness, in Toronto, on February 16, 2008, Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth WALTERS in her 87th year. Predeceased by her husband Roscoe. Loving mother of Gary WALTERS and his wife Jennifer BLACKHALL and Brian WALTERS and his wife Lucille. Dear Grandma of Ross and wife Emma, Jennifer, Brandon and wife Miranda, Rowan and great-grandmother of Calin. Sister of Bruce EVERETT and his wife Pat, Marjorie QUEHL and predeceased by Louise and Wayne QUALLY, George EVERETT, Marie EVERETT and Ione FORBES. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Thursday, February 21, 2008 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery to follow. Memorial contributions in Ruby's name may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
WALTERS, Lila Marie (née TOLMIE)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce Gordon WALTERS (1995) and dearly loved mother of Nelson and his wife Barb WALTERS of London, Phyllis and her husband Kim COOK of Saint Thomas, Chris and her husband Larry BOGART of Saint Thomas, Dennis and his wife Annie WALTERS of Saint Thomas, Janice and her husband Mike URBAN of Saint Thomas and the late Mark WALTERS (1958.) Dear sister of Mae CARROLL of Lambeth, Harriet and her husband Ray CLAYTON of Saint Thomas, Bruce and his wife Penny TOLMIE of Aylmer. Predeceased by two sisters, Sheila ROGERS and Evelyn CROSBY. Dear sister-in-law of Bill ROGERS of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Lila was born in Windsor on December 7th, 1924, the daughter of the late George and Catherine TOLMIE. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army.

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-15 published
STEEPER, Branden Michael
Suddenly as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Monday, March 3rd, 2008, in his 23rd year. Beloved son of Thomas STEEPER (Suzanne) and Deborah HIRTZEL of Simcoe. Cherished brother of Christopher CRANDALL of Simcoe. Dearly loved grand_son of Alberta STEEPER, (Ralph-1995,) and Donald and Evelyn HIRTZEL all of Parkhill. Branden will be lovingly remembered by his girlfriend, Stephanie WALTERS. He was a very special nephew to Keith and Linda TURNER, Mike and Wanda STEEPER and Jack and Dalphne SCHENNING, all of Parkhill. He will be greatly missed by his cousins and extended family and Friends. Funeral service was held on Friday, March 7th, 2008 at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel of Simcoe, with Rev Mary Jo PATTERSON officiating.

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
WALTERS, Elva and Grant
In Loving Memory of our Mom (Elva) December 22, 1927-April 4, 2007 and our Dad (Grant) March 23, 1926-July 12, 2003. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved and missed, still very dear. Your presence we miss, your memory we treasure, Loving you always, forgetting you never. All our love, Your family

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-30 published
WALTERS, Ruth Lavina (née INSELL)
Peacefully, on Monday April 28, 2008 at Extendicare Halton Hills. Ruth (née INSELL,) in her 100th year, wife of the late George WALTERS. Loving mother of Jane HAIGHT and her husband Con of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Paul WALTERS and his wife Nicole of London and Lynn CARSCALLEN and her husband Jeff of Georgetown. Dear sister of Harriet WATSON. Predeceased by her sister Louisa FLACKE and brother James INSELL. Also loved by her grandchildren Clifford, Gordon, Shellie, Karrie, Andrea and Scott and her 8 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Extendicare Halton Hills, Georgetown Hospital and the Waverley Mansion, London. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday May 2nd, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery (493 Springbank Drive, London) on Monday May 5th, at 1: 00 p.m. In memory contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-01 published
WALTERS, Ruth Lavina
Peacefully, on Monday April 28, 2008 at Extendicare Halton Hills. Ruth (née INSELL,) in her 100th year, wife of the late George WALTERS. Loving mother of Jane HAIGHT and her husband Con of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Paul WALTERS and his wife Nicole of London and Lynn CARSCALLEN and her husband Jeff of Georgetown. Dear sister of Harriet WATSON and Bill INSELL. Predeceased by her sister Louisa FLACKE and brother James INSELL. Also loved by her grandchildren Clifford, Gordon, Shellie, Karrie, Andrea and Scott and her 8 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Extendicare Halton Hills, Georgetown Hospital and the Waverley Mansion, London. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday May 2nd, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery (493 Springbank Drive, London) on Monday May 5th, at 1: 00 p.m. In memory contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
HULL, William
Peacefully with his family at his bedside at Extendicare Nursing Home, London on Monday, May 26, 2008. William HULL, formerly of Dutton in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Ann (WALTERS) HULL (2007.) Loving father of Nancy LEMON of Thorsby, Alberta, Bryan and Lynn HULL of London. Adored grandfather of Angela, Sarah, Tim, Valery, Michelle, Kristal and great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Pat McCALLUM, George and Marilyn HULL, Raymond and Betty HULL all of Dutton, Sheila LYONS, Arnold and Eileen HULL all of London, Goldie and Doug PICKERING of Blenheim, Bonnie HULL, Shirley HULL both of Garson. Predeceased by his parents Ernest (1993) and Nellie (1996) HULL and brothers Bob and Carl. Bill was involved in numerous community events, he served as a Village of Dutton councillor, lovingly remembered for his generosity and involvement with "Williams Klowns for Kids". Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, May 30 at 11 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. E-Mail condolences arnfuneralhome2@bellnet.ca

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-29 published
HULL, William
Peacefully with his family at his bedside at Extendicare Nursing Home, London on Monday, May 26, 2008. William HULL, formerly of Dutton in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Ann (WALTERS) HULL (2007.) Loving father of Nancy LEMON of Thorsby, Alberta, Bryan and Lynn HULL of London. Adored grandfather of Angela, Sarah, Tim, Valery, Michelle, Kristal and great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Pat McCALLUM, George and Marilyn HULL, Raymond and Betty HULL all of Dutton, Sheila LYONS, Arnold and Eileen HULL all of London, Goldie and Doug PICKERING of Blenheim, Bonnie HULL, Shirley HULL both of Garson. Predeceased by his parents Ernest (1993) and Nellie (1996) HULL and brothers Bob and Carl. Bill was involved in numerous community events, he served as a Village of Dutton councillor, lovingly remembered for his generosity and involvement with "Williams Klowns for Kids". Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, May 30 at 11 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. E-Mail condolences arnfuneralhome2@bellnet.ca

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
WALTERS, Darryl Andrew (1968-June 3, 1996)
We remember you The missing link Forever in our hearts. Lots of love, Mom, Dad and Family.

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
ESSELMENT, Mary Ann Margaret (née WILSON)
Peacefully at Bluewater Health Complex Continuing Care on Thursday, July 17, 2008, Mary Ann Margaret ESSELMENT, age 86 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Wallie ESSELMENT. Loving mother of Jim, Clare, and John. Cherished grandmother of Kerry CHILDS, Kristen BEAULIEU (Richard), Kendra CAMPBELL (Alan), Mike (Jenny), Ted (Trina,) Jennifer CARIS (Kevin) and Joe. Proud great-grandmother of 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Stan, Cec (Lois), Jean PATTERSON (Raymond,) Eva WALTERS (Phil.) Survived by sisters-in-law Blanche, Jean, Ellen and Greta WILSON and brother-in-law Essie/Kayo ESSELMENT (Edna.) Also survived by much-loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and Friends. Predeceased by parents Aaron and Mina WILSON and in-laws Jim and Alma ESSELMENT. Also predeceased by daughters-in-law Gail and Jane ESSELMENT. Predeceased by brothers Norm, Roy, Neil, Alec and Donald as well as sister-in-law Marion WILSON, brothers-in-law Pete SCHIEMAN and Jack ESSELMENT. Lovingly remembered by Janet MOZGA, Collie CHISHOLM and life-long friend of Florence and the late Ernie KERR. Margaret was a proud member of the Canadian Legion Auxiliary Branch 249 Alvinston for 60 years. Family and Friends will be received on Sunday, July 20, 2008, from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. There will be an Alvinston Women's Auxiliary service held on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 6: 45 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Warwick Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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WALTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
WALTERS, Wilhelmina Katherina (TIPPE)
Peacefully at Fair View Mennonite Home Cambridge on Thursday July 17, 2008, Mrs. Wilhelmina Katherina (TIPPE) WALTERS of Cambridge and formerly of Seaforth in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Bert Walters (1998). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Clarence and Marilyn WALTERS of Listowel, Carol WALTERS of Stratford, Bob and Ann WALTERS of Kitchener, Bill and Barb WALTERS of Orillia, Helen and Andrea AUBIN of Cambridge, Mel and Diane WALTERS of Port Elgin, Glen and Louise WALTERS of Plattsville and Ray RADER of Dashwood. Also loved by 28 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Sister and sister-in-law of Adeline of Etonia, Saskatchewan, Alma of Kalona, British Columbia, Linda and Russel SIMPSON of Cremona, Alberta, Isabel and Mike PALMER of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Gus TIPPE of Wynyard, Saskatchewan, Ken and June NELSON of Calgary, Alberta, Irene TIPPE of Cremona, Saskatchewan and Helen TIPPE of Didsbury, Saskatchewan. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter Dorothy RADER (1992,) son Wilmer (2006) and infant son (1939,) sisters Elizabeth, Ruby and Lorna, brothers Herman, Adolf, John, Fred, Alvin and Bill, brothers-in-law Herman, George and Alex and by sisters-in-law Olly, Vera and Elinor. Friends will be received at the Box and Smith Funeral Chapel, 47 High Street, Seaforth on Monday July 21, 2008 from 1: 30 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Bairds Cemetery Stanley Twp. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the charity of ones choice would be greatly appreciated. Condolences at www.boxsmithfuneralchapel.com.

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WALTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-23 published
WALTERS, Talbert
In the presence of his loving family, and the comfort of his home, Talbert WALTERS, 49, of Mississauga, has died after a valiant fight against cancer. He was a dedicated and passionate husband of Helen COLLYMORE, and a mentor and teacher to his daughter Jasmine, as well as a loving father. Talbert was born in Clarendon, Jamaica on December 16, 1958 and attended Vere Technical in Hayes, Jamaica where he excelled academically and took an early liking to basketball. He attended SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary where he became proficient in journalism. He began his career in journalism in Calgary where he worked for 15 years, first at the Calgary Sun, and thereafter at the Calgary Herald as a copy editor and member of the editorial board. He was an editor at The Globe and Mail where his keen eye for detail, his brilliance and his talent for writing and designing news pages earned him the respect of the entire newsroom. Talbert also worked on occasion for the Sports Department and was an enthusiastic follower of World Cup soccer, college football and basketball. Talbert will always be remembered for his great sense of humour. He never lost his love of life. To Talbert, 'everything mattered,' and he was always ready for a lively debate on any political issue of the day. Talbert was loved by family and Friends, and his memory will be held heavily in the heart of his mother and his many brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. Family and Friends may visit at Scott Funeral Home, Mississauga Chapel, Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27, from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 69 Queen Street S., Mississauga on Monday, January 28, at 11 am.

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WALTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-24 published
BIRRELL, Ann Jane Watt
Born August 6, 1930 in Glasgow, Scotland, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home after a brief illness, January 22, 2008. Dearly loved wife for 53 years of Peter BIRRELL. Sadly missed by her daughter Eleanor WALTERS (Terry,) sons Alan (Irene) and Douglas (Michelle) and her five beloved grandchildren: Lea, Nicholas and Erin WALTERS, Alexandra BIRRELL and Carolyn BIRRELL, and Friends and family here and in Scotland and England. Ann will also be missed by her many Friends and team mates at the Brampton Tennis Club where she was a member, and fierce competitor on the ladies doubles team, for many years. Ann was a vibrant, happy woman who was the life and soul of her family. Nothing made her happier than when she and Peter were surrounded by their children and grandchildren either on holiday or at home in Huttonville, Ontario. Each of her grandchildren had a close and special relationship with Grandma and all learned at an early age about the "magic of Huttonville" a place where there was no crying, no bad dreams and where children could fly if they could run fast enough across the back garden. Huttonville is a little less magical today. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 5-8 p.m. Friday. A Celebration of Ann's Life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday. January 26, 2008 at 3 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000
Online condolences at www.neweduk.com

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WALTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-11 published
NIXON, Gordon
At the Shaver Hospital on Saturday, February 9, 2008 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Joan NIXON. Loving father of Nancy Joan of St. Catharines and Catherine Jane McCALLUM (husband Don) of North Bay.
Wonderful grandfather of Keith, Scott, and Neil. Dear brother to Mary WALTERS (Picton) and dear friend to Marion PARK (St. Catharines.)
Predeceased by his parents Norman and Jane NIXON and his brother Saylor. Gordon was a proud graduate of Ontario Agricultural College (University of Guelph). He was employed with Lightning Fastener Co. Ltd. for 35 years retiring in 1980. Throughout his work career and his retirement years Gordon was an enthusiastic member of the University of Guelph Alumni Association. He was the Founding President of the University of Guelph Alumni Association, past president of the Ontario Agricultural College Alumni Association, former chair of the Ontario Agricultural College Alumni Foundation, Alumnus of Honour, Ontario Agricultural College Centennial medalist and member of the University Heritage Fund Board of Trustees. For his volunteer efforts Gordon was recognized with the Lincoln Alexander Medal of Distinguished Service in the year 2000 and the Order of Ontario Agricultural College in 2002. Gordon was also past president of the Canadian 4H Foundation and recognized by the Foundation for 50 years of service to 4H. Gordon was an active member of St. Paul St. United Church holding a position on the Board of Trustees. He was also a member of the Gyro and Kiwanis Central Clubs and a former Director of the St. Catharines Chamber of Commerce. Gordon will be remembered for his annual hunting excursions with his good Friends of the Nova Scotia Hunters Club where they practised the art of deer preservation. Gordon's gentleness, loyalty, Friendship, and sense of humour will be sadly missed, but always remembered. The family will receive Friends at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church St. St. Catharines, (905-684-6346), on Thursday, February 14, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at St. Paul St. United Church. In Gordon's memory donations may be made to the Ontario Agricultural College Alumni Foundation Gordon Nixon Teaching Trust (University of Guelph) or the Shaver Hospital.

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WALTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-19 published
CAMPBELL, Nicole Elaine
(January 3, 1964 to April 17, 2008)
Dearly loved daughter of Pat and the late Peter CAMPBELL, and always a proud eldest sister of Maryse (Jim), Chantal (Drew) and Simon. Nicole delighted in her nephew Max and her nieces Kate, and new baby Sarah. For many years Nicole managed the pain, anxiety and ravages of anorexia. She was supported at every step by her family, her family doctor Todd WALTERS, many members of Metropolitan United Church, and her faithful caregivers, especially Grace and Sanya.
She leaves us with comforting memories of her courage, her wicked sense of humour, her thoughtful generosity, and her determination to do things her own way right to the end. These gifts we will hold so that she will remain with us.
To celebrate her life, a concert with her favourite Metropolitan Silver Band, will be held on Sunday May 4th at 7 p.m. at Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen St. (at Church), Toronto, M5C 2Z3. Dessert and coffee will be served in the Metropolitan Centre at 7: 45, after the concert.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Sheena's Place 87 Spadina Rd, Toronto, M5R 2T1 at www.Sheenasplace.org, or The Metropolitan Silver Band, c/o Metropolitan United Church as above.

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WALTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-21 published
CAMPBELL, Nicole Elaine
(January 3, 1964 to April 17, 2008)
Dearly loved daughter of Pat and the late Peter CAMPBELL, and always a proud eldest sister of Maryse (Jim), Chantal (Drew) and Simon. Nicole delighted in her nephew Max and her nieces Kate, and new baby Sarah. For many years Nicole managed the pain, anxiety and ravages of anorexia. She was supported at every step by her family, her family doctor Todd WALTERS, many members of Metropolitan United Church, and her faithful caregivers, especially Grace and Sanya.
She leaves us with comforting memories of her courage, her wicked sense of humour, her thoughtful generosity, and her determination to do things her own way right to the end. These gifts we will hold so that she will remain with us.
To celebrate her life, a concert with her favourite Metropolitan Silver Band, will be held on Sunday May 4th at 7 p.m. at Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen St. (at Church), Toronto, M5C 2Z3. Dessert and coffee will be served in the Metropolitan Centre at 7: 45, after the concert.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Sheena's Place 87 Spadina Rd, Toronto, M5R 2T1 at www.Sheenasplace.org, or The Metropolitan Silver Band, c/o Metropolitan United Church as above.

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WALTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-16 published
INKSTER, Lieut. Walter James " Sonny"
Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga. Wednesday, May 14 at 4: 15 p.m. Survived by his devoted wife, Rita Marie and his two sons, Timothy John and Philip Mark. 'Sonny' INKSTER was born in Collingwood and graduated (P.Eng.) from the University of Toronto in 1943, then enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and embarked overseas on the Queen Mary. Walt served as radio operator on loan to the Royal Navy, notably on HMS Emperor and then later with 1790 Squadron on HMS Implacable. He returned to Canada on the Aquitania in September of 1946 with his bride of just two months, Women's Royal Naval Service Rita Marie WALTERS of Wigan, Lancashire. Walt had first joined Bell Canada as a Pole Inspector in the summer of 1941. He rejoined the company in the fall of 1946 as an electrical engineer. In the early 1950s he was involved with the construction of both the Distant Early Warning Line and the Mid-Canada Line together with the American, and the Canadian Air Forces. In 1967 Walt became Chief Engineer, Toronto area, briefly, then was transferred to Bell/Northern Research Labs in Ottawa where he became Vice-President of Systems Engineering in 1971. From 1975 to 1983 Walt consulted for Bell Canada International, primarily on a long-term contract to upgrade telecommunications in Saudi Arabia. Honouring Walt's request, there will be no memorial service. For further information, please e- mail Walt's executor, Mark INKSTER at minkster@nortel.com.

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WALTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-25 published
CAMPBELL, Lloyd John Hunter (1918-2008)
Fourth generation of the Campbells' of Shanty Bay, Oro/Medonte Twp, Simcoe County (from Islay, Scotland). Youngest son of the late Alexander CAMPBELL and Agnes ROSS. Lloyd passed away unexpectedly at home Tuesday July 22, 2008 in his 90th year. He is predeceased by his loving wife June Rose CAMPBELL (1995) and by his brothers George, Ross and Fred. A legacy of family love, respect, compassion, tolerance and generosity is cherished by his daughters Karen (Joe WALTERS), Collingwood and Allyson (Thomas MacKENZIE), Ottawa and sons Alex (Linda), Toronto and James 'Jamie' (Ardleigh), Bermuda and his grandchildren: Martin and Philip MacKENZIE, Mitchell and Walker CAMPBELL. His spirit lives in all of us. Lloyd always felt that his life had been enriched greatly by his immediate and extended family, his Friends and business colleagues. He was ever grateful to his parents, whose sacrifice enabled him to attend Queen's University, graduating in 1941 (B.Comm). He was a veteran of World War 2 in the Royal Canadian Air Force, attached to Royal Air Force Coastal Command in the United Kingdom. Lloyd was a life member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, and held the position of Controller of Finance for the North York Board of Education from 1962 to 1983. He was awarded Canada's 125th Anniversary Commemorative Medal in 1992. Family and Friends may call on Sunday, July 27, from 2-4 and 79 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A service of remembrance will be held at Forest Grove United Church (43 Forest Grove Drive), on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Private family interment, York Cemetery at a later date. Condolences www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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WALTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-07-25 published
CAMPBELL, Lloyd John Hunter (1918-2008)
Fourth generation of the Campbells' of Shanty Bay, Oro/Medonte Twp., Simcoe County (from Islay, Scotland). Youngest son of the late Alexander CAMPBELL and Agnes ROSS. Lloyd passed away unexpectedly at home Tuesday July 22, 2008 in his 90th year. He is predeceased by his loving wife June Rose CAMPBELL (1995) and by his brothers George, Ross and Fred. A legacy of family love, respect, compassion, tolerance and generosity is cherished by his daughters Karen (Joe WALTERS), Collingwood and Allyson (Thomas MacKENZIE), Ottawa and sons Alex (Linda), Toronto and James "Jamie" (Ardleigh), Bermuda and his grandchildren: Martin and Philip MacKENZIE, Mitchell and Walker CAMPBELL. His spirit lives in all of us. Lloyd always felt that his life had been enriched greatly by his immediate and extended family, his Friends and business colleagues. He was ever grateful to his parents, whose sacrifice enabled him to attend Queen's University, graduating in 1941 (B. Comm). He was a Veteran of World War 2 in the Royal Canadian Air Force, attached to Royal Air Force Coastal Command in the United Kingdom. Lloyd was a life member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, and held the position of Controller of Finance for the North York Board of Education from 1962 to 1983. He was awarded Canada's 125th Anniversary Commemorative Medal in 1992. Family and Friends may call on Sunday, July 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A service of remembrance will be held at Forest Grove United Church (43 Forest Grove Drive), on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Private family interment, York Cemetery at a later date. Condolences - www.rskane.ca.

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WALTHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
DOAN, Doris Elva (née SAYLOR)
75, of Tavistock passed away in the Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, March 6, 2008. She was born in Mosa Township, Middlesex County on March 15, 1932 a daughter of the late Isaac Roy SAYLOR and the former Elva Mae TUNKS. Doris was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Church in Stratford; was a Past President of Women's Aglow and had been a long time volunteer at the House of Blessing and L'Arche in Stratford. She married Donald Percy DOAN at Bothwell on July 1, 1950. He predeceased her on September 22, 2000. She was also predeceased by her son, Paul DOAN. Doris is survived by two sons, David DOAN and Suzanne BROADBENT of Mississauga, Tim and wife Janie DOAN of Tavistock; two daughters, Joanne VERSTEEG and Chuck DRENNAN of Woodstock, Wendy and husband Ed BISSADA of Toronto five grandchildren, Raymond VERSTEEG, Ted BISSADA, Will BISSADA, Kate DOAN and Liam DOAN; one great-grand_son, Braden WALTHAM one brother, Ken and wife Linda SAYLOR of Bothwell; two sisters Betty McMILLAN of Tavistock, Bev and husband Clive HAMILTON of Sarnia; sisters-in-law, Edna RINGROSE of Kenora, Donna ADAM/ADAMS of LaGrange, Georgia and Helen DOAN of Saint Thomas. Besides her husband, son and parents she was predeceased by her brother, Donald SAYLOR; her sisters-in-law, Shirley SAYLOR- McMASTER and brothers-in-law, Don McMILLAN, Joe McMASTER, Ted RINGROSE, Wes DOAN, and Pete ADAM/ADAMS. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Bethel Pentecostal Church, 2988 Ontario Street, Stratford on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Pastor Charles SWARTWOOD will officiate. Interment in South Easthope Cemetery, Shakespeare. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, Bethel Pentecostal Church or the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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