WARAICH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-21 published
HAMILL, Allan Samuel
It is with profound disbelief and sorrow that we announce the passing of Allan Samuel HAMILL, of Paris, on Sunday July 13, 2008, as a result of a tragic automobile accident, in his 44th year. Beloved husband to Denise, truly devoted dad to Alexandra and Elise; loved son to Bev and Pat HAMILL of Paris; dear brother to Mark (Tannis,) Cathy MacPHERSON (Andrew) and Karen WARAICH (Paul). Sadly missed by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and Friends. Friends called at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River St. N., Paris. Private family service on Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow. Donations to a trust fund established for his daughters would be appreciated (arranged through funeral home). Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp 519-442-3061.

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WARBOYS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-07 published
WILFORD, Fred
Suddenly at his residence in Ingersoll on Saturday, April 5, 2008, Fred WILFORD, in his 65th year, formerly of Salford. Beloved husband of Jean (McCREADY) WILFORD. Dear father of Bill and his wife Karen of Salford and Mike and his wife Angie of Norwich. Dear grandfather of Allison, Rebecca, Emily, Dylen and Nathan. Dear brother of Blanche and her husband Bob WARBOYS of Huntsville, Gordon WILFORD of Woodstock and Don WILFORD and his wife Marie of Norwich. Dear brother-in-law of Bill and Marg McCREADY of Windsor. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Fred operated the service station in Salford for 32 years, was a councillor of the Township of Southwest Oxford for 9 years, a member of the Mt. Elgin Fire Department for 33 years being District Chief and Chief in Mt. Elgin for 26 years. He was Past Master of Dereham Lodge #624 and currently Master of Saint_John's Lodge #68, Ingersoll. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Bill MAYOROS officiating assisted by Joe DANIEL. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to Trinity United Church Foundation or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Masonic Lodge Memorial Service Tuesday at 6: 45 p.m. auspices of Saint_John's Lodge #68 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons

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WARBURTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
BEETON, Eleanor June (née WARBURTON)
After a valiant fight with cancer on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the age of 82. Eleanor, wife of the late Alfred. Beloved mother of Stephen, Stanley (Olga,) Frederick, Holly (Kevin SHAW,) Sylvia Jane (Russell SPENCER.) Loving Gran of R.J. and Candice SPENCER, Yvonne, Carole (Mike FEDICK) and Dianne. Survived by brother Frederick (Betty) WARBURTON. Fondly loved by many nieces and nephews. Special friend of Eleanor Wilcox. Predeceased by daughter Ruth, granddaughter Beverley, brother Edwin WARBURTON, sisters Dorothy JACOBS and Welda. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2008. Service in our Chapel on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. 'Always Remembered, Always Loved, Always Missed.'

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WARD o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-13 published
WARD, Tim
In memory of our son, brother and grand_son, Tim, who left us 17 years ago, February 19, 1991 (our Valentine).
There is a family who misses you dearly,
In a home where you used to be.
There is a family who wanted to keep you,
But God willed it not to be.
You left many happy memories,
And a sorrow too great to be told,
But to us who loved and lost you
Your memory will never grow old
If all the world was ours to give,
We would give it all and more,
To see your smiling face again,
Come walking through the door.
We miss you, Tim.
- Too loved to be forgotten, Mom, Dad, Jamie and Grandma JOHNSTON.
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WARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-16 published
SUTHERLAND, Grace Louisia Elizabeth (née DAVENPORT)
Peacefully at Summit Place in Owen Sound on Tuesday January 15, 2008. In her 88th year, Grace Louisia Elizabeth SUTHERLAND (nee DAVENPORT.) Beloved wife of the late John SUTHERLAND. Loving mother of Shirley and her husband Graham WAITE, Sharon and her husband Garry WARD, Robert (Bob) and his late wife Judy, Elaine and her husband Jack WALLACE, and Marilyn and her husband Glenn McKENZIE. Devoted grandmother of Janet and Wayne SHIER, Geoff and Heather WAITE, Leanne and Rob LESYK, Roxanne and Ed CABRAL, Andrea SUTHERLAND and Jack ROY, Sarah SUTHERLAND and Jason CAMERON, Amy SUTHERLAND, Adam SUTHERLAND, Angela and Ron MAREK, Chris and Janette WALLACE, Jonathan BELL and Tracey CASWELL. Great-grandmother of Austin and Conner WAITE, Noah, Evan and Owen LESYK, Esme and Kaila CABRAL, Bella SUTHERLAND, Tucker CAMERON, Ethan and Jaslyne MAREK, Emily and Jackson WALLACE. Special grandma to Dennis McKENZIE, Kandi and Mark CRAIG and their children Brett and Abigail, Angela and Darren JOHNSON and their son Braden. Dear sister-in-law of Mabel SMITH and Iva SUTHERLAND. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews of the Davenport and SUTHERLAND families. Predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law Elmo and Nettie DAVENPORT, Wilfred (Bill) and Reta DAVENPORT, Whitney and Jean DAVENPORT, Cephas DAVENPORT, Harold and Evelyn DAVENPORT, Fred and Helen DAVENPORT, Eleanor and Richard CORBY, Ed and 'Teddy' Edna SUTHERLAND, Margaret and Cliff McLELLAN, Gordon SUTHERLAND and Percy SUTHERLAND. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Kemble Women's Institute, Kemble United Church Memorial Fund, or to the Kemble United Church Women would be appreciated by the family.

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WARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-22 published
WARD, Melville James MAC
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, Monday, January 21, 2008. Melville James Mac WARD of Markdale in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Mary Jane WARD (née DEGAN.) Dear father of Rick (Raquel) of Markdale, Ron (Heather) of Priceville and Kelly (Todd McNALLY) of Markdale. Loving grandfather of Shannon WARD, Denver, Alexis and Tyson WARD, and Taylor, Emma and Mackenna McNALLY. Sadly missed by brothers Earl (Lone) of Edmonton, Bruce of Markdale, Barry (Teresa) of Berkeley, and sisters Betty LOUGHEED of Eugenia, Leona (Allan KINNEY,) Perle BREADNER, and Helen WARD all of Markdale. Also survived by nieces and nephews, and brothers-in-law Jim DEGAN (Myrna) of Yuma, Arizona, and Allen (Rose) of Virginia Beach, Virgin Islands. Predeceased by his parents Mel and Elsie WARD, brother Roy, parents-in-law Jim and Hazel DEGAN, brothers-in-law Lloyd LOUGHEED and Eric BREADNER and nephew Trevor BREADNER. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Annesley United Church, Markdale, Thursday January 24th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society -- Transportation, Markdale Minor Sports or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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WARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-14 published
WARD, Norman Cecil
At Central Place, Owen Sound, on Thursday, March 13, 2008. Bud WARD formerly of Toronto in his 86th year. Husband of the late Audrey. Dear father of Norm and his wife Diane and Iva and her husband Peter REID. Sadly missed by three grandchildren Lisa and her husband Brad MULLIGAN, Randy REID and Kyle REID and his wife Michelle and two great-grandchildren Kyle and Jacob. Private family service. Interment, Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Scarborough.

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WARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-27 published
GOODYEAR, Helen (née LAUBER)
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of her family. Best friend and beloved wife of 49 years of James B. GOODYEAR. Loving mother of Shelley GREB (Ross) and Mark (Anna SAINT_JOHN.) Proud grandmother of Theresa, Brittany and James. Helen is also survived by her brother, Harold LAUBER (Marg) and sister Doris CHOWN. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Helen is predeceased by her parents, John and Mabel LAUBER. Helen was dedicated and devoted to her family and their family business. Thank-you to Doctor STEVENS, Doctor WARD and to the nursing staff from Com Care for the wonderful care Helen received that enabled her to stay at home. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service celebrating her life will take place on Friday at 11 o'clock at the funeral home with Fr. Dave LEWIS officiating. A reception will follow at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or the Arthritis Society. Share memories of Helen on-line at www.mem.com

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WARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-23 published
QUIRK, Ruby (née McFADDEN)
Peacefully passed away at the Wellington Terrace in Fergus on May 21, 2008 in her 95th year. Ruby loving mom to Carolyn CRAIG and Sheila (Bob) LOUCKS. Devoted grandma to Jeff, Owen, Michelle, Chris, Rob, Laura and Rebecca. Will be deeply missed by great-grandchildren Lachlan, Hayleigh, Austin, Jakob, Joshua, Tristan, Nicole, and Cadence. Predeceased by husband Marshall (1992), son-in-law Argo CRAIG, brothers Ross McFADDEN, Lloyd McFADDEN, sisters Elda McFADDEN, Della WARD, Freda WHITE/WHYTE, and Eva HANNA. Ruby was a long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the United Church Women's League. Friends will be received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Friday, May 23, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Memorial donations can be directed to the Arthritis Society or to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada, cards available at the Funeral Home (519) 843-3100 www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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WARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-16 published
TORRIE, Donald Robert
Passed away at the age of 78 at Capital Care Norwood in Edmonton, Alberta, on June 11, 2008. Survived by his wife Marge (TOTH,) stepson Michael (Jackie) of Edmonton; sisters Lois WARD (Eugene,) Doris TIGHE (Harold) of Owen Sound, Grace OSYPCHUK (Wally) of Edmonton, and sister-in-law Rhoda TORRIE of Holland Centre, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ian and Velma TORRIE, a sister Muriel FLOOREN, and a brother Gary TORRIE. A Funeral Service will be held at Strath Haven Baptist Church on Friday, June 20 at 2: 00 p.m. Donations to the Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.

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WARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-26 published
SITTER, Lillian Alice (née HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON)
Peacefully and suddenly at her residence at R.R.#2 Thedford, on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008, Lillian Alice (née HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON) Sitter passed away in her 75th year. Beloved wife of George SITTER for 42 years. Loving mother of Nicholas and Carla SITTER of R.R.#3 Thedford. Cherished grandmother of Cale SITTER. Much loved sister of Marion WARD, Elgin HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Norman and Trudy HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Muriel ALEXANDER, Elva and Clayton WALMSELY, Irene and Paul ROGERS, Keith and Marilyn HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, and Melville and Jean HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. Sadly missed sister-in-law of Conrad and Bonnie SITTER and Dean and Mary Ellen ANDERSON. Predeceased by sister-in-law Phyllis HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and brother-in-law Harold WARD. Resting at The Gilpin Chapel, 97 Victoria Street, Thedford for visitation on Friday, June 27, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Thedford. Interment at Arkona Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Christine O'REILLY officiating to follow. Memorial donations to the Knox Presbyterian Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences at gilpinfuneralchapel.com.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-13 published
ROLSTON, Ivy G. (ZURBRIGG)
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Monday, February 11, 2008, with her family at her side, Ivy G. (ZURBRIGG) ROLSTON age 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Raymond ROLSTON (1975.) Loving mother of Jane ROLSTON of Blanshard WARD and Russ of Stratford and Julie STEVENS and Joe of Saint Marys. Proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear mother-in-law 0f Beverley ROLSTON of Lockport, Manitoba. Dear sister of Brooks ZURBRIGG of Blanshard Ward. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sons Leonard ROLSTON (1998) and Randal ROLSTON (2007) and his wife Janet (1996,) a sister Lucille PODBURY (2007) and her husband Horace (2003,) a brother Leonard ZURBRIGG (1941) and a sister-in-law Thelma ZURBRIGG (2000.) Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys Presbyterian Church (147 Widder St. E.) on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John FRASER and Pastor Irene RICHARDSON officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation, to the Church of your choice, Kingsway Life Care or the Thames Valley Children's Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences at www.ballfc.ca.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-29 published
BOUWMAN, Gerard " Gerry"
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, February 28, 2008, with his family by his side, Gerard (Gerry) BOUWMAN of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Janna (Janet) BOUWMAN. Loving father of Charlie and Tina, Hank and Elaine, John and Janice, Margaret DE SANTIS, Jeanette ATKINSON and Dave PROVOST and Glenna and Ron WARD. Proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Dear brother, Bill, Charlie and Grace, Art and Coba, Merv and Gail and Mary RIEZEWEIDE. Predeceased by his brothers Joe, Hank, Jan, John and his sister-in-laws Lily, Greta, Margaret and Eleanor. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Celebration of Gerard's Life will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Jim EVANS officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. On-line condolences and donations are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
COLLINS, Norma Pearl (née KINSMAN)
Peacefully at home on Thursday, March 6th, 2008. Norma Pearl COLLINS of London in her 69th year. Beloved friend of Ted COLLINS and dear mother of Deb and Pork CLARK and Lorie COLLINS (Randy WARD) of London. Grandmother of Greg CLARK, Michelle REX, Steven and Melanie MERO of Winthrop, and Samantha WARD. Great-grandmother of Hailey and Caitlin. Also survived by her sisters Muriel HUMPHREY and Myrna and her husband Evan MORGAN of Strathroy. Norma is also survived by sisters-in-law Connie KINSMAN of North Ekfrid, Diane KINSMAN of Forest, Lynda KINSMAN and brother-in-law Bill McMURPHY of Komoka. Also many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Neil (1979) and Eva (KELLESTINE) KINSMAN (2000) and brothers Orley (1977), Ralph (2007), Robert (1989), Gary (2007,) John (2007,) sisters Velma WELLS (2006,) Evelyn McMURPHY (2006,) Helen RIDDLE (1987.) Also predeceased by brothers-in-law Earl HUMPHREYS (1989,) Frank WELLS (2000) and sisters-in-law Lyma (McNeill) KINSMAN (1997.) Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Sunday, March 9th from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from the funeral home on Monday, March 10th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment Longwood Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Norma.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
IRVINE, Charles Vincent
At McGarrell Place Nursing Home on Monday, March 24th, 2008, Charles Vincent IRVINE in his 87th year. Father of Barbara and Al ANDREW, Margaret and Ron WARD, Irene and Wayne ANANY. Predeceased by daughter Phyllis LUCIO. Brother of Mildred WARNER. Grandfather of Ron and Glenna WARD, Tyler WARD, Michael ROWE, Karen and Daniel TUPPER, Selena and Jim SPYROPOULOUS and seven great-grandchildren. At Charles's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral home visitations.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
NOON- WARD, Olga
April 4, 2005 It has now been 3 memory filled years. We will always miss and love you. Husband Ron, sons Gordon, David and Brian and families.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
NEWMAN, Betty (HEASON)
At Middlesex Terrace, Delaware on Saturday April 12, 2008. Betty (HEASON) NEWMAN formerly of Ridout Street, London in her 89th year. Beloved wife of John Becher NEWMAN. Dear mother of Stephen NEWMAN and his wife Laura of London, Wendy NEWMAN of Guelph and Mark NEWMAN and his partner Claudia FAVA of Verona, Italy. Dear sister of Marion THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband Cliff of Nottingham, England. Loved grandmother of Matthew, Sarah, Mitchell and Nicholas NEWMAN. Also survived by her cousins Jo WARD of State College, Pennsylvania and Don and Barbara PAINE of South Carolina. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street S., London (519-433-5184) on Tuesday April 15, 2008 after 2: 00 p.m. where a memorial service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday at 3: 00 p.m. with Pastor Lin ALBRECHT officiating. Donations may be made to the Crohn' s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, P.O. Box 2202, London, Ontario, N6C 5Y3. Online condolences at www.amgfh.com

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
SPENCER- DOERKSON, Chris
Suddenly as a result of a tragic accident on Saturday, April, 12, 2008, we lost Chris. Dearly loved son of Linda (Gary) DOERKSON of London and Al (Cheryl) SPENCER of St. Clair Beach. Beloved brother of Kelly, Jason, Ambre, Ashli, Luke, Debbie (George), Karen (Mike,) and Scott. Loving grand_son of Marg WARD, Hazel DOERKSON and Donna BEER. Chris will also be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Westview Funeral Chapel, 519-641-1793 entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-18 published
TRUSCOTT, Eunice Isobel (née HOLDING)
At Woodstock General Hospital on April 17th, 2008, Eunice Isobel TRUSCOTT (née HOLDING) of Woodstock in her 86th year. Beloved wife of James TRUSCOTT, C.D., who predeceased Eunice in 1997. Loved mother of James TRUSCOTT (Claudia) of Woodstock, Fred TRUSCOTT (Ramona) of Waterloo, Bev CARTER (Jack) and David TRUSCOTT (Gail) all of Woodstock. Beloved Grandmother of James PLANCK, James L. TRUSCOTT, Dean TRUSCOTT, Scott CARTER, Brett CARTER, Kevin TRUSCOTT and Reid TRUSCOTT. Great-Grandmother of Amy, Erin, Ashley, Drew, Zoe, Cody, Caleb, Mackenzie, and Brock. Eunice is also survived by her sister Hazel PHILLIPS of Wirral, Merseyside, England, and by her brother, Robert HOLDING of Windsor, Ontario and predeceased by her brother Neville HOLDING and her sister Sylvia WARD. Eunice came to Canada from Great Britain in 1943 following her marriage to James, who was then serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. While fondly reminiscing of her youthful springtime in England, she set about making a home in Canada in which to raise what would become a family of four children. No stranger to long hours of labour, Eunice balanced her evenings and days raising her family while working as a bookkeeper. Friends will be received at the Smith-Leroy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 20th. The funeral service will be held at Old Saint Paul's Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock, on Monday, April 21st at 2: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce GENGE officiating. Refreshments will follow the service. Contributions to the registered charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.smithleroy.com

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
MEEUSE, Cornelius " Case"
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, April 18, 2008. Cornelius (Case) MEEUSE of R.R.2 Aylmer in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Nina (JACKSON) MEEUSE. Dear father of John MEEUSE and his wife Diane of London, and Rita WARD and husband Paul of R.R.#2, Aylmer. Loved by his grandchildren Lacey and Cody ODANSKI. Brother of Martha GARDNER of Port Rowan and Wilma CLARKE of London. Predeceased by a brother Peter MEEUSE and a sister June KERBY. Born Neuwdorp, The Netherlands, April 29, 1919. Case came to Canada in 1926 and was a tobacco and potato farmer at R.R.#2 Aylmer. He was a member of Malahide Masonic Lodge #140 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Mocha Shrine and a member of the Aylmer Legion Branch #81. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 22, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Don GRAHAM officiating. Members of Malahide Masonic Lodge will hold a memorial service at the funeral home 6: 30 p.m. Monday. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Malahide United Church would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
TRUSCOTT, Eunice Isobel (née HOLDING)
At Woodstock General Hospital on April 17th, 2008, Eunice Isobel TRUSCOTT (née HOLDING) of Woodstock in her 86th year. Beloved wife of James TRUSCOTT, C.D., who predeceased Eunice in 1997. Loved mother of James TRUSCOTT (Claudia) of Woodstock, Fred TRUSCOTT (Ramona) of Waterloo, Bev CARTER (Jack) and David TRUSCOTT (Gail) all of Woodstock. Beloved Grandmother of James PLANCK, James L. TRUSCOTT, Dean TRUSCOTT, Scott CARTER, Brett CARTER, Kevin TRUSCOTT and Reid TRUSCOTT. Great-Grandmother of Amy, Erin, Ashley, Drew, Zoe, Cody, Caleb, Mackenzie, and Brock. Eunice is also survived by her sister Hazel PHILLIPS of Wirral, Merseyside, England, and by her brother, Robert HOLDING of Windsor, Ontario and predeceased by her brother Neville HOLDING and her sister Sylvia WARD. Eunice came to Canada from Great Britain in 1943 following her marriage to James, who was then serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. While fondly reminiscing of her youthful springtime in England, she set about making a home in Canada in which to raise what would become a family of four children. No stranger to long hours of labour, Eunice balanced her evenings and days raising her family while working as a bookkeeper. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 20th. The funeral service will be held at Old Saint Paul's Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock, on Monday, April 21st at 2: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce GENGE officiating. Interment at The Anglican Cemetery. Refreshments will follow. Contributions to the registered charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.smithleroy.com

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-25 published
ARDY, Frank Reginald
Of Fingal, Ontario in his 80th year, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday April 24, 2008. Beloved husband of Elaine. Loving father of Katherine ARDY (John Kenneth,) Karen ARDY, Kim (Jerry) DAMEN and Kristine (David) NYHOUT. Loving step-father of Jim (Deborah) WARD and Christine (Michael) RENAUD. Grandpa Frank will be sadly missed by 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by sisters Gladys and Betty. Frank was predeceased by his parents John and Bertha ARDY and by his sisters Joyce and Thelma. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Fingal Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-30 published
WARD, Norma
Eleven years ago today April 30th, 1997 our loving Mother and Nanny, Norma WARD passed away. "A mothers love is forever - Nothing can take it from you, For it lives in our hearts, And our memories, And is part of all that we do." Sadly missed and always remembered, Sharon, Paul and family.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
BLAKEY, Betty (née WARD)
Peacefully, at People Care Nursing Home, on May 3, 2008 in her 88th year with her family at her side. Predeceased by her husband Ben BLAKEY. Beloved mom of Jim and Donna BLAKEY. Loving grandma to Nicole (Mike) and Megan (Ken). Will be sadly missed by her sister Helen (Paul) ZELINSKI. Will be missed by her 4 nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) on Tuesday May 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be in the chapel on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at 11 a.m. Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, in memory of Betty.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
WARD, Kenneth Jeffery Scott
(February 20, 1963-May 19, 1998)
Silent thoughts of times together, Hold memories that will last forever, No need for words - just to say, Still loved, still missed in every way, Until we meet again, I love you. Dad

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
HORNSBY, Mary " Bernice" (née SCHWEYER)
Peacefully, at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Tillsonburg, on Monday, May 26, 2008 with her family at her bedside, Mary "Bernice" HORNSBY of Tillsonburg age 84 years. Beloved wife of the late James HORNSBY. Dear mother of Ronald (Sharon) HORNSBY of Toronto; Robert (Joyce SHORT) HORNSBY of Huntsville; Brenda (John) RIBICH of Sunderland Glen HORNSBY of Dryden; Janet BROWN of Tillsonburg. Dear sister of Irene FITCH of Woodstock; Blanche GLOVER of North Carolina Ethel "Mae" PALMER of Tillsonburg; Eleanor (Robert) GIRARDIN of Saint Thomas; Douglas SCHWETER of Tillsonburg; Gordon (Terry) SCHWETER of London. Loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Also, survived by her sister-in-law Ruby SCHWEYER of Tillsonburg. Bernice was predeceased by her brother John "Mansell" SCHWEYER, sister Helen HARRIS, brother-in-law Terry SCHWEYER, and her parents Oscar and Ethel (nee: McDONALD) SCHWEYER. The family welcome Friends, family, and neighbours to visit with them at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Friday, May 30, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Bernice will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Father Bill WARD of Saint_John's Anglican church, Tillsonburg officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery where Bernice will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband James. At Bernice request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Lung Association, or the Parkinson's Association. Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-09 published
COLE, Barbara Winnifred (formerly McNUTT, née COX)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Thursday, June 5, 2008, Barbara Winnifred (née (COX McNUTT)) COLE, of Ingersoll, in her 74th year. Daughter of the late John and Flossie COX. Wife of the late Earl McNUTT (1981) and the late Douglas COLE (2001.) Dear mother of Stirling McNUTT and wife Karen of Woodstock, Andre McNUTT and wife Barb of Ingersoll, Randy McNUTT and wife Debbie of Huntsville and Lora and husband Blaine McKAY of Tillsonburg. Step-daughter of James BARTINDALE of Woodstock. Dear sister of Al COX and wife Ruth of Woodstock, Eileen IONSON of London, Shirley and husband Gord STONE of Norwich, Ross COX and wife Eileen of Burk's Falls and Gerry and husband Bill RACKNOR of Drumbo. Predeceased by her sister Betty DITMAR. Step mother of Lynne MINOGUE of Woodstock, Kenneth COLE of Woodstock, Andy COLE of Woodstock, Christine WARD of Tillsonburg, Lorraine SCOTT of Kitchener and Cathy LEWIS of Tillsonburg. Also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-09 published
DALTON, Robert A.
At Seaforth Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, June 7, 2008, Robert A. DALTON of Hullett Township, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (McCLURE) DALTON for over 58 years. Dear father of Blanche COADY of Mitchell, Carl (Kelly) DALTON and his wife Sharon of R.R.#1, Londesborough and Kathy and her husband Ron WARD of Staffa. Loving grandfather of Jamie (Jennifer) DALTON, Jason DALTON (Pat CAMPBELL), Kelly-Ann DALTON, Jennifer WARD (Rick KERR) and Michael WARD and great-grandfather of Niamh DALTON and Cameron KERR. Remembered by brother Murray (Dick) DALTON and his wife Janet, sister Doris MUIR, sister-in-law Mavis DALTON and brother-in-law Walter McCLURE, all of Seaforth, and Fern McCLURE of Egmondville. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Janet (SMITH) DALTON, brothers Percy DALTON and Doug DALTON and brother-in-law Dave MUIR. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Northside United Church on Tuesday, June 10 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. John GOULD will officiate. Interment Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or Cavan United Church, Winthrop appreciated. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-09 published
SIGOUIN, Germaine (VAILLANTCOURT)
At University Hospital, London, on June 6, 2008, Germaine (VAILLANTCOURT) SIGOUIN in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Josaphat Bernard SIGOUIN (2003.) Cherished mother of Nicole OLAVESON (Peter,) Priscille WARD, Bernard SIGOUIN (Betty), Dianne SIGOUIN, Daniel SIGOUIN (Vickie) and Laurraine SIGOUIN (Charles.) Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear aunt of 49 nieces and nephews and sadly missed by her old pal Sparky. Visitors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. London, on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave. London, on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Cochrane, Ontario.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-20 published
CHARRON, David Albert
Born February 14, 1948, David Albert CHARRON, passed away on June 17, 2008 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Ontario, with his wife by his side. Sadly missed by his wife of 41 years Brenda (PETERS,) formerly of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Loving father of son Michael (Nancy) and daughter Dena (Eric) PARSONS, all of Sarnia. David leaves behind five broken hearts, his grandchildren who brought him so much joy: Kevin, Keenan, Madison, Nicolas and Makayla. David was born in Windsor, Ontario and was the son of Bert and the late Lillian (KESTLE) CHARRON and son-in-law to the late George and Lena PETERS of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Survived by one brother James Wright (Jane) of Windsor, by sisters Linda (Michele-Anne) of Toronto, Julie (Robert) KINDSVATER of Florida, Susan (Tom) WARD of Dorchester, Bonnie (Lance) DUROCHER of Belle River, Jenny (Chuck) GAVIN of Kitchener, and by brothers-in-law Jimmie (Marjorie) PETERS of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Leonard PETERS of Edmonton, Alberta. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to Life Outreach International, his favourite charity. A Celebration of Life Reception will take place for family and Friends on Saturday, June 21, 2008 from 1: 00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the 1250 Wellington Street Community Centre. Parking is available at Bluewater Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, 519-542-5541. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca "Loved ones live on in words they said, in lives they touched, And in the happiness we feel every time We remember them."

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-26 published
SITTER, Lillian Alice (née HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON)
Peacefully and suddenly at her residence at R.R.#2 Thedford on June 25, 2008, Lillian Alice (née HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON) SITTER passed away in her 75th year. Beloved wife of George SITTER for 42 years. Loving mother of Nicholas and Carla SITTER of R.R.#3 Thedford. Cherished grandmother of Cale SITTER. Much loved sister of Marion WARD, Elgin HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Norman and Trudy HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Muriel ALEXANDER, Elva and Ayton WALMSELY, Irene and Paul ROGERS, Keith and Marilyn HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, and Melville and Jean HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. Sadly missed sister-in-law of Conrad and Bonnie SITTER and Dean and Mary Ellen ANDERSON. Predeceased by sister-in-law Phyllis HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and brother-in-law Harold WARD. Resting at the Gilpin Chapel, 97 Victoria Street, Thedford for visitation on Friday, June 27, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Thedford. Interment at Arkona Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Christine O'REILLY officiating to follow. Memorial donations to the Knox Presbyterian Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences at gilpinfuneralchapel.com.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
WARD, William Rae " Billy"
It is with great sadness that the family of William Rae "Billy" WARD announces the drowning of their brother on June 28, 2008. Beloved son of Ann WARD and the late Ken WARD (2008.) Much loved brother of Kim WARD (Bruce,) Shelley GIOIOSA (Tony) and Bradley WARD. Uncle to Melissa, Brandon, Corey, Lane, Tori, Chris and Sarah. He will be sadly missed by his long time "big brother" Ken. There will be a private family service where he will rest in peace beside his father Ken WARD. Donations in memory of Billy to the Children's Hospital would be appreciated. Needham Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. "It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home"

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-10 published
JANSEN, John
84, of Seaforth passed away peacefully at Seaforth Community Hospital on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Beloved husband of Nellie JANSEN for 56 years. Dear father of Rudy (Mary) of Exeter, Wilma of Waterloo, Bob (Sandra), Mary-Lou (Allan) and Steve (Val), all of Seaforth. Proud Grandfather of Trish (Dan) McLAUGHLIN, Nic JANSEN, Michael and Matthew WARD; Derek, Mark, Rachel and Sadie JANSEN; Andrea, Alex, Devin, Laura, Robert and Sarah MURRAY and Travis, Hannah, Colin and Ellen JANSEN. Remembered by two sisters and one brother in Holland and by the Jacobs family. Predeceased by his parents Rudolph and Dina JANSEN, two sons, Michael (1965), John (1976), one daughter Diane (1981), and by nine brothers and sisters in Holland. Friends will be received at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Friday, July 11, 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Friday at 4: 00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint_James Roman Catholic Church, Seaforth on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Chris GILLESPIE, celebrant. Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Seaforth. Memorial donations to The Kidney Foundation, Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences at www.whitney-ribeyfuneralhome.com

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-14 published
WEBB, Shirley Margaret (née WARD)
Peacefully at Middlesex Terrace on Saturday July 12th, 2008, Shirley Margaret WEBB, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband Gordon WEBB (1982.) Loving mother of Janice (Nelson) MORPHY, Sylvia (Yogi) SCHIFFER, Lori LUSCOMBE (Terry HUGHES,) predeceased by daughter Nora (Dale) HENDERSON. Loving grandmother to Richard (Anna) MORPHY, Lianne (Glenn) RUBY, Todd (Lori) HENDERSON, Lisa HENDERSON, Nicole (Dave) POWELL, Ryan (Aimee) SCHIFFER, John (Leslie) LUSCOMBE, Marcia LUSCOMBE, and Sarah LUSCOMBE. Special great-grandmother to 16 children. Dear sister-in-law to Margaret ROBSON. Predeceased by her sister Audrey PETERS and brother Harry WARD. Resting at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, with visitation Tuesday July 15th 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A celebration of Shirley's life will be conducted by Rev. Matthew PENNY in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday July 16th, 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow the service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com.

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WARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
ABELL, Evelyn Anne (née WATTS)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on July 20, 2008. Evelyn Anne ABELL of Metcalfe Gardens, Saint Thomas and formerly, R.R.#1, Aylmer in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Russell ABELL (1988.) Survived by step-daughters, Doreen WARD of Emsdale, and Dorothy MEYER and husband Warren of R.R.#7 Aylmer. Step-grandmother of Megan ABELL of R.R.#1, Aylmer and sister-in-law of Heather WATTS of Edmonton, Alberta. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Precedeceased by a stepson Leonard ABELL and wife Pamela and a brother Ensley WATTS. Born in Malahide Township Ontario on April 23, 1920 daughter of the late Hubert and Myrtle (LAUR- ENSLEY) WATTS. Evelyn had lived most of her life in Aylmer and Malahide Township. She was member of the Verdun Chapter #36, of the Order of the Eastern Star. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Dunboyne Cemetery. Rev. Donald GRAHAM, officiating. Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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WARD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-06 published
TJART, Anne (née BRAUN) (1925-2008)
Anne died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, February 2, 2008, after a brief illness. She was in her 83rd year. She is survived by her beloved husband Jacob to whom she was married to for 61 years. Loving mother of Linda and her husband Jim WARD of Minesing, Kathy TJART of Kitchener, Sandra TJART of Calgary, Rosemarie and her husband Peter KING of Bramalea, Richard TJART and his wife Gwen of Wyevale and Bruce TJART and his wife Debra of Brampton. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Janet, Kevin and his wife Carolyn, Jeffrey, Rick, Matthew, Timothy, Laura-Beth, Erin, Jonathan and Jeremy and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah. Sister of Peter and Henry BRAUN and Helen MELDRUM. She was predeceased by her parents, Anna VOTH and Jacob BRAUN and brothers John, Jacob, Alfred and George BRAUN. Friends are invited to share their memories of Anne with her family at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Lang's Drive, Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life and faith will be held at Preston Mennonite Church on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Claire OSINKOSKY officiating. Immediately following the funeral service, Friends and relatives are invited to remain at the church for lunch and a time to visit. Interment in Hagey Cemetery. Condolences for the family and donations to Fairview Mennonite Home or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, 519.745.8445 or www.erbgood.com
In living memory of Anne, the funeral home will make a donation to the Trees for Learning Program.
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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
MORRIS, Nesta Mary (née MARTIN)
Died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home in Waterloo, Ontario on Monday, January 14, 2008. Daughter of the late John Henry MARTIN and Elsie Florence (SMALL) of Portsmouth, England. Sister to Kenneth MARTIN (deceased) and Marjorie JOWETT of Havant, England. Nesta taught at the Sunshine Home for the Blind, Harrow, England and nursed at the Evalina Hospital for Children, London. She married Peter, a geologist, in 1955 and came to Canada in 1955 where she taught briefly in Montreal and Niagara Falls. As the wife of a geologist she travelled to remote parts of the world where her kindness and good humour won her many Friends. Dear wife of Peter MORRIS. Devoted mother of Martin Vaughan MORRIS of Guelph and Charlotte Louise RYAN and her husband Jerome Xavier RYAN of Toronto. Loved by her only grandchild, Peter Xavier RYAN. She will be missed by her sister Marjorie, her sister-in-law Mary MARTIN of Vancouver, British Columbia, and by many cousins, nephews and nieces, and grand-nephews and grand-nieces. During Nesta's long and painful struggle with cancer, she was sustained by the devoted care of Doctor Donna WARD and Lisa HOLISEK, Community Palliative Nurse, and by Joan, Paula and Sarah of the Palliative Care team. Also by many Friends and neighbours and by the Parkminster United Church congregation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Nesta's life will be held at Parkminster United Church, Waterloo, Ontario on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. the Reverend John GERTRIDGE officiating. For those wishing to donate, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkminster United Church or Leprosy Mission Canada and can be arranged through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Nesta, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
CHANNELL, Albert "Al" Montague
Passed away on Friday, January 18, 2008 at his home in Waterloo, Ontario, surrounded by his loving and caring family - Audrey (ALEXANDER,) his beloved wife of 53 years, and sons Scott, Brent and Craig. Al will be greatly and sadly missed by son Scott, daughter-in-law Marlene and grandchildren Kate, Jane and Scott Jr. (North Vancouver, British Columbia), son Brent, daughter-in-law Denise and grandchildren Vanessa and Victoria (Oakville, Ontario) and son Craig, daughter-in-law Lori and grandchildren Kayla and Mellissa (Plymouth, Michigan), as well as brother Doug (Mississauga, Ontario) and sister Barbara (MILLER) (London, Ontario.) Al was predeceased by his parents Harold A. (1989) and Grace E. (Perry 1986). Al was born in Sherbrooke, Québec, on November 10, 1927. He lived in various cities in Quebec and Eastern Ontario until joining the Royal Canadian Navy and serving on the HMCS Red Deer during the Second World War. Al then settled in Montreal, joining the Royal Bank of Canada in 1947. He enjoyed a very successful 40 year career with numerous stops in Montreal, as well as New York City, Havana, Moncton, Vancouver and Coral Gables, Florida, where he retired as Vice President - Latin America/ Caribbean in November of 1987. In retirement, Al and Audrey split their time between Waterloo, Ontario and Sarasota, Florida. Al was extremely proud of his 3 sons and 7 grandchildren, traveling often to see them in many of their sporting and academic activities. Al believed in giving back to the community. Throughout his life he was involved with many charitable and volunteer organizations, including the Waterloo Home Support Services Program, where he was a volunteer driver for many years. Being an avid tennis player, Al joined the Waterloo Tennis Club and played with and against younger opponents right up until October 23, 2007. He was then hit with the scourge of cancer in early November 2007. Al's battle with cancer was short and courageous. His family would like to thank Doctors MOOLMAN, WARD and TAN, the nursing staff at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, the nurses on the 8th floor of the Grand River Hospital, the Community Care nurses (Sara, Paula and Joan) and the nurses at Bayshore Home Health and the Red Cross for their care and compassion towards Al and his family during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice in Al's honour would be greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Al's life will be held Friday, January 25, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. at the Erb and Good Funeral Home at 171 King St. South, Waterloo, Ontario 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
THURLOW, Ruth Marie
At 88 years of age, passed away peacefully at The Pines Long Term Care Residence in Bracebridge, Ontario on Tuesday January 29th with her daughter Mary Jane by her side. She was a loving mother to Geoff THURLOW, Mary Jane PHILP and Sally THURLOW- WARD, and Nana to their children Peter and Joanna THURLOW, Jamie and Jonathan PHILP, and Esme and Oliver WARD. Wife of Lionel THURLOW. For 54 years, she put a brave face to the world while she struggled with the effects of polio. Once the life and soul of the party, may she now rest in peace. Sadly missed, remembered always, forever loved. Messages sent to condolences@reynoldsfuneral.com

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-08 published
Actor enjoyed long Stratford career and doubled as a gifted drama coach
Trained in British repertory and a graduate of a famous London school for actors, he built a highly regarded Canadian career and founded Toronto's George Brown Theatre School
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- Joseph SHAW was a pillar of the Stratford Festival who liked nothing better than to mentor young actors struggling to wrap their tongues around Shakespeare. "I wouldn't be an actor without him," said Alison Lawrence, who was one of the actor-director's first students. "He had great faith in us. He used to say that he would never kick anybody out of school, but that the actual work in the theatre [community] was going to select people."
She recalled a flamboyant teacher whose style sense had never left the 1970s. He'd stride about wearing hip-hugging bell-bottoms, love beads and a shiny white belt, said Ms. Lawrence, who is a regular on the Toronto stage and who co-wrote the three-woman comedy Bittergirl. He wore an ascot, splashed on what seemed like cartons of cologne and puffed at an elegant cigarette holder.
His students adored him, even when he dramatically blew smoke in their faces. He demanded professionalism and insisted they pay careful attention to voice training, movement, dance, music - all the bits and pieces that go with being a well-rounded actor.
Joseph SHAW was born in Lancashire, England, and fell in love with the theatre at an early age.
His first Shakespearean role came while a schoolboy at a British boy's school. He played a woman - Hermia - in A Midsummer Night's Dream. During the Second World War, he joined the Royal Air Force and was assigned menial work until his true talents were discovered. After that, he was put in charge of staging musical shows and skits to entertain the troops and boost morale. As a young man, he studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, also the training ground of Julie Christie, Claire Bloom, Jeremy Brett, Peggy Ashcroft, the Redgrave sisters and many others. In 1949, he won the school's gold medal for acting and spent the next five years appearing with various companies throughout Britain.
In 1954, Mr. SHAW was asked by director Leslie Yeo (obituary, September 25, 2006) to join his London Theatre Company in Saint_John's. "Joe could fit new lyrics to age-old Newfoundland sea shanties and milk all the local sacred cows," Mr. Yeo wrote in his book A Thousand and One First Nights.
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation writer and producer Jeannine Locke recalls meeting Mr. SHAW in Saint_John's more than 50 years ago. "I remember seeing him for the first time, leaning against the fireplace mantel, looking exactly like a school boy for the Jolly Boys Annual, with his blond hair and blue eyes. Very English good-looking in a way I thought all English should look."
In 1962, he moved to Toronto to act and direct at the Crest Theatre. The Crest signalled the beginning of commercial theatre in Toronto, and for 13 years, audiences were treated to local productions. Until then, audiences had been entertained mainly by touring companies from Britain or the United States. Among other actors at the Crest were Richard Monette, Barry Morse, Jackie Burroughs, Frances Hyland, Amelia Hall, Eric House, Martha Henry and Kate Reid.
While working at the Crest, Mr. SHAW moved into what was possibly the only theatrical rooming house in Toronto at that time. The house on Sherbourne Street was owned by Canadian author Shirley FAESSLER and it was alive with actors and dancers and such writers as Margaret Laurence, Adele Weisman and Mavis Gallant. Mr. SHAW met his wife, actor Mary SAVIDGE, by sharing a tiny kitchen with her at the house. In 1960, they exchanged wedding vows in the living room. Their son, Timon SHAW, remembers from an early age always being around assorted groups of thespians and other creative folk. "My father had the most extraordinary character and spirit, whether he was on stage or off. His love and fascination for life and the arts was nothing short of infectious."
In 1962, Mr. SHAW began a long run at the Stratford Festival, occasionally in productions alongside his wife. Among his first roles were Duncan in Macbeth and Pedant in The Taming of the Shrew. "He had a kind of elegance to him," said general director Antoni Cimolino. "He was able to play the leading-man stuff very well, but he also had a wonderful comic sense. Not a low comedian, but he had real status and style, so he had a bit of a chameleon in him."
In the mayor's role in a 1989 run of A Shoemaker's Holiday, Mr. SHAW tucked the back of his cape inside his tights just as he stepped onto the stage. "I heard this great wave of laughter at the right side, and it spread across like a wave at a football field," said Mr. Cimolino. "What was brilliant about this piece of business was that it was the pin that pricked the pomposity of the character and made him human. So, as an artist, he found a way to add something to the whole and make it better."
As a mentor, Mr. SHAW was once particularly helpful to a certain fresh-faced Romeo Montague. Mr. Monette, former artistic director at the Stratford Festival, tells a story in his memoir Rough Magic about how Mr. SHAW arranged a dinner with Sir John Gielgud in 1976. The British actor was in Toronto to perform at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Mr. SHAW came straight to the point: "A friend of mine is a rising young Canadian actor who has just played Hamlet and is about to play Romeo. He'd love to meet you."
A fine evening followed where Dom Pérignon flowed, conversation sparkled, and lobster thermidor was picked dry. Finally, at 2 a.m., quietly urged on by Mr. SHAW, Mr. Monette asked Sir John, arguably the greatest Shakespearean actor of the 20th century, for some pointers on how to play Romeo. "Well, it's very difficult," he replied. "You see, in the first act, you get a crick in your neck from the balcony scene."
In 1975, Mr. SHAW founded Toronto's George Brown Theatre School and served as its artistic director for 10 years. His role as mentor reached profound proportions during this decade.
"He cared tremendously about the theatre in Canada, the future of the theatre in Canada and the future of the young Canadian theatre professionals," said Diana Reis, a teacher who worked with him in the early 1980s. "He built a bridge between the theatre training of old that concentrated on skills classes, dancing, voice, deportment and elocution, to the modern theatre training classes. And at that time, it focused on the Stanislavski-based work that was so popular in America, most specifically by [the American actor] Uta Hagen."
He also revealed great depth in musical theatre.
"Joseph had a lot of experience writing musical shows… he had been doing that in Newfoundland," said Judy Peyton WARD, who worked with him at the theatre school. "He had a great gift in writing musical lyrics [and] he put that to good use at George Brown."
Key to his philosophy was to hire faculty members who came not from academia but from the theatre. A case in point was Ms. Peyton WARD, a successful costume designer and cutter whom he brought from Stratford. She easily transferred her skills to the George Brown curriculum, handing students their own scissors and telling them to cut and sew.
Operating a theatre school and performing fitted neatly into Mr. SHAW's calendar. Typically, he would finish his "season" at the school and head off to Stratford to begin rehearsals.
Inevitably, there was overlap. Toronto actor Dan Chameroy benefited from Mr. SHAW's mentoring while auditioning for a leading role in Cymbeline in 1992. "He was my launching pad when it came to Shakespeare… without his help and assistance, I don't think they would have looked at me seriously," he said. "It was the intimidation of speaking without music underscoring my every word, fear of being out there alone with only words: 'Oh my God, I have to speak Shakespeare.' "
Standing in Mr. SHAW's tiny Stratford living room, he was instructed in breathing, punctuation and how to use his voice in the many ways demanded by the Shakespearean language. "There were so many different approaches to the work that I had never really thought of," Mr. Chameroy said.
Mr. SHAW's own enthusiasm for his trade never flagged. He staged plays and musicals in Montreal, Halifax, London, Toronto and Saint_John's, and in 1979, he played the lead role in Blithe Spirit at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. On television, he appeared in The National Dream, King of Kensington, Street Legal, A Gift to Last and Ray Bradbury Theatre. More recently, he appeared in The Great Defender and Dieppe.
His roles at Stratford included the King of France in All's Well That Ends Well; the title role in Julius Caesar; Dorilant in The Country Wife; Old Adam in As You Like It; Seigneur Anselm in The Miser; John of Gaunt in Richard II; and Abbe Faria in The Count of Monte Cristo. His final roles were Vintner and Archbishop Scroop in the 2006 production of Henry IV, Part 1. By that time he was 85. "I'm sure some people wonder why I continue to act, well past the usual retirement age," he said in the program guide. "The answer is quite simple: I'm still stage-struck."
Joseph SHAW was born January 6, 1921 in Lancashire, England. He died of emphysema in hospital in Stratford, Ontario, on January 9, 2008. He was 87. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary SAVIDGE, in 1982. He is survived by his son, Timon SHAW.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-03 published
WARD, Anna Marsh (formerly NORRIS, née VAN NOSTRAND)
Nan was born May 14, 1923. She was the sixth of seven children to bless the van Nostrand home at 91 Delaware Ave., Toronto. Her passing was very peacefully on February 21, 2008, under the gentle care of Humber River Regional Hospital. Nan was a wonderfully colourful lady and will be dearly missed by many Friends and family members. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Frances (Keary) LINDSAY and her partner Richard Hugh YOUNG and her much loved granddaughter, Teanna Jayne LINDSAY. Nan was the beloved wife of the late Doctor Stanley NORRIS and will be remembered fondly by his son Peter Newton, his wife Elizabeth (Hilton) WARD and their sons Benjamen Norris and Charles Gordon WARD. Nan was predeceased by her loving parents John and Eleanor (WEDD) VAN NOSTRAND, sisters, Katherine STOCKWELL, Gretchen BOOTH, Ruth LILLICO, Helen WRIGHT, Mary KNOWLES and her brother John VAN NOSTRAND. A service will be held at Saint_John's York Mills Anglican Church, (416-225-6611) 19 Don Ridge Drive, Toronto at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Join us and bring a smile in remembrance of a wonderful soul. Please, as expressions of sympathy all donations may be made to your hospital of choice. At this time her daughter and family would like to express their deepest appreciation to all the devoted and caring nurses, doctors and staff of St. Hilda's Towers retirement residence.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-14 published
WARD, Patricia (née EDWARDS) (1924-2008)
Patricia passed away peacefully on March 9 after a lengthy illness. She was the best friend of her husband Jim, and was dearly loved by him and our sons Michael (Elizabeth), David (Ruth), Richard (Susan), and daughter Kate. She raised our children to be happy and successful and we remember how she did it with a mix of firmness and love. She loved and was loved by her nine grandchildren and now we say goodbye to one who led a life well lived. With grateful thanks to the many Friends who offered condolences and sympathy, and to the Doctors and Staff of the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Donations to a charity of your choice will be very much appreciated.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
CAMPBELL, Ronald McLachlan
Ron's last flight left Victoria at 2220 Thursday, March 13, 2008. The first child of "Sandy" Alexander McLachlan and "Lil" Christian CAMPBELL, Ron was born in Calgary, Alberta on May 29th, 1915. Due to the demands of the First World War, Sandy registered his elder son's birth as the 30th of May - perhaps that explains why Ron was usually early and never late.
Ron was predeceased by his beloved "Pudding", his adored wife of over 60 years, Phyllis Sara CAMPBELL in 2006. His brother Ken and sister Betty also predeceased him. His passing leaves a deep hole in the lives of his children of the heart, Hilarie McMURRAY and her partner Jack LITWINOWICH of Victoria and Steveston, British Columbia, Bill McMURRAY, his wife Mary and their children Scott and Elspeth of Senneville Quebec. His nieces of the heart Joanne TUSTIN of Victoria and Debbie TUSTIN of Duncan grieve the loss of their Uncle Ron. Also left to mourn are his baby sister Margaret STEVENSON of San Diego, California, his sister-in-law Helen CAMPBELL of Victoria, his cousin Bea WARD of Sidney, his brother-in-law Alan KIMBER and his wife Roberta of Lethbridge, Alberta and Ron's special Friends Bruce and Carol Gowans of Calgary, Alberta and long time friend George McMurray of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ron leaves many Campbell and Kimber nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews across Canada and the United States.
Ron was a pioneer of Canadian aviation, graduating in 1933 from the first Aircraft Maintenance course at the then Provincial Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary (now SAIT). He and his friend Sheldon Luck made the first night flight over the Rockies in 1935 from Williams Lake to Calgary - Ron struck and held the long Eddy matches so Sheldon the pilot could see the compass in their single engine Puss Moth. Ron went on to a stellar career with Trans Canada Airlines and Air Canada. After Ron won the heart of the prettiest load agent in Canada, Phyllis KIMBER, they were married in Montreal in January 1946. Ron and Phyllis had a wonderful life together in Montreal and Toronto and Victoria - it was in Toronto in the 1950s that they first spoiled Hilarie and Bill McMURRAY which began a lifetime of unconditional love and support. After leading the team to introduce the 747 to the Air Canada fleet, Ron retired from Air Canada in 1975. That same year Phyllis and Ron drove across the country to their new home in Broadmead. Together, they travelled the world, visiting the then Soviet Union in the 1970s and taking two trips to China in the 1980s.
Ron was an old fashioned gentleman, always impeccably dressed and unfailingly polite - we will hold in our hearts and our memories the image of Ron's beautiful smile and his tip of the hat.
The family would like to thank the incredible staff of RP1 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for their loving care over the last 5 weeks. For the past year Ron enjoyed his life at The Peninsula in Sidney, British Columbia - his caregivers were wonderful, in particular Ian. Thank you. And a special thanks to Chris Chilton and Anne Moon for being such good Friends to Ron.
There will be no service at Ron's request. Later this year, Ron and Phyllis will be buried together in the Kimber family plot in Lethbridge, Alberta. If you wish, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Salvation Army or to The Mustard Seed Food Bank.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-23 published
PACE, Elizabeth Deans " Betty" (née WAUGH)
(July 6, 1921-April 20, 2008)
Peacefully slipped away after a valiant fight against Leukemia, on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Victoria Hospital, London. Loving wife of the late Doctor W.E. PACE. R.N. Winnipeg Class of '45, Mother of 6, Genealogist, Abstract Artist and fascinating friend to many. Betty lived her 86 years of life on this earth to the fullest with spirit, fire and great style and will live forever in the hearts of her children, grandchildren and great-grand_son: Anne and Harry WALKER of Burlington with children Jennifer and husband Steven SMITH (and young son William,) Lindsay and David; Captain John and Sheilagh PACE of Richmond, British Columbia with children Jessica and Kaitlin; Doctor Ron and Ellen PACE of Waterloo with children Michael and Alison; Mary (PACE) and Roy FRENCH of Toronto with son Alex (PACE) and daughters Jennifer and Katie; Allan PACE and Lin WARD of Orangeville with son Taylor; and Carla Louise PACE of Vancouver. Cherished sister of the late Richard WAUGH and his wife Pat, cousin to Alex WAUGH and his partner Jerry DEE, and Pat (WAUGH) ETTER of Arizona, and much loved Aunt to her many WAUGH nieces and nephews. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Betty moved with her family back to Winnipeg where her forefathers pioneered the Red River Settlement. It was there that Betty graduated as an R.N. and where she met and married the love of her life, Bill PACE. They settled in London, Ontario and enjoyed the summers in Muskoka, autumn canoe trips in Algonquin Park, and their beloved Lake Kawagama camp. Together they founded a family of nature-lovers, bird watchers, driftwood walkers, amateur biologists, paddlers and all with just a touch of Betty's unique perspective on the natural world. Throughout her life Betty steeped herself in the history and mystique of her pioneering past and, thanks to her love of genealogy, all of her children shared in the dramatic stories of their collective past through the WAUGH / MOWAT line. Betty was the consummate letter writer and her distinctive cursive handwriting on weekly letters will be missed by many. Always creative, a true turning point for Betty was attending H.B. Beal art classes and becoming part of a devoted group of art aficionados. The creative freedom of abstraction in watercolour, oils and acrylic was perfect for expressing her passionate spirit. She loved colour and her many works showed off her bold dramatic flair. She approached her art as she did her life, with great zest and energy, and right to the end rose to the challenge of one last small canvas with her signature theme, a graceful swan. Betty's passionate temperament fueled her vibrant art, her approach to gardening, baking and cooking, and also her fierce love and concern for her husband, family, Friends and neighbours. She had her own sense of style, whether in the kitchen, the garden or at a party, loved hats and fine shoes, and spread a lifetime of joy with her beautiful smile. Friends may call on Friday, April 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. As flowers of all types were a focus in her life and art, floral tributes are always appreciated by Betty and her family, or a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, 480 University Avenue, Suite 1502, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
SEYMOUR, Barbara Ann (née WARD) (1929-2008)
It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara Ann SEYMOUR announces her passing, with her family by her side, on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Hamilton General Hospital in her 79th year. Loving wife of her late husband Richard Hamilton Merritt SEYMOUR (1998.) Much loved Mother of Carolyn LOCKE (Ottawa,) Jim (deceased,) Ward (Lori) SEYMOUR of Aurora, Marion (Kerry) LICHTY and Rick (Kathy) of St. Catharines. She is leaving behind nine loving grandchildren Tom, Jeffrey, James and Michael SEYMOUR, Meredith, Will and Drew Lichty, Madison and Gregory SEYMOUR; and her beloved canine companion Molly. Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Eleanor WARD of Toronto and her family. Barbara was an avid tennis player, curler and bridge player, a lifetime member of the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, past president of the Maycourt Club and a past president of the Ridley College Women's Guild. She also enjoyed spending her winters in Florida, notably Sanibel Island and later Naples, and her summers at West Winds on Horn Lake in Burk's Falls, which she's done since 1942. Memorial Visiting will take place at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church St. St. Catharines (905-684-6346) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of her life will be held at Ridley College on June 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Salvation Army or Lincoln County Humane Society would be appreciated by her family.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-06 published
Commemorating the tragedy that history forgot
The water was calm when officers set out for a Lake Simcoe patrol on June 7, 1958. But a hellish storm swept through that night, taking five lives in the worst single-incident death toll in Royal Canadian Mounted Police history
By Barry WARD, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page A12
It was the largest single-incident loss of life in the 135-year history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which stretches from the skirmishes of the Northwest Rebellion to the slaying of four officers near Mayerthorpe, Alberta.
But history has largely forgotten five officers who drowned 50 years ago this weekend on a stormy Lake Simcoe night in what should have been a routine patrol of the "dry" Georgina Island Indian Reserve. As with recent Royal Canadian Mounted Police tragedies, the officers were young - four had less than two years of service - and the ensuing controversy reached Parliament Hill. The incident led to changes in Canada's boating regulations.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will take a step toward rectifying the oversight with a ceremony at the Newmarket detachment tomorrow. Family members of the dead Mounties are expected to attend, along with the last living member from that ill-fated patrol on June 7, The deaths still haunt Murray SMITH, 69, now retired and living in Victoria Harbour, Ontario In a last-minute decision, Mr. SMITH gave up his seat in the boat to another officer.
"I think about it an awful lot," Mr. SMITH said. "I've had a lot of close calls but never that close. It makes cold chills go up your back."
Two weeks after graduating from training, Mr. SMITH was part of a team patrolling the lake in a 14-foot, cedar-strip boat with a 35-horsepower outboard motor. The officers made several arrests for liquor infractions. After supper, the Mounties decided to make one more run from Paradise Beach, west of Jackson's Point.
"I was in the boat, the motor was started and, for some reason, a member came down to the dock and walked right up to the boat and said, 'Smitty, you've been in the boat all afternoon, how about letting me go?' Well, it didn't matter to me, so I got out and he got in and I pushed the boat off and went back up and sat in the police car all night."
That was about 10: 30 p.m., and the lake was calm. After midnight, "a hell of a storm" swept through the area. Mr. SMITH and another Mountie, Ron McDONALD, began to worry. "We kept saying, 'They'd be on land by now, they should be okay.' But we couldn't understand why they didn't call us on the radio."
Mr. SMITH and Mr. McDONALD went to a nearby marina for help. A search party headed out at first light, quickly finding the boat, submerged except for its bow, running lights still on. They also discovered the body of Corporal Herbert SMART, 33, of Toronto, the officer in charge. It was apparent he had been trying to get into a life jacket.
Constables Glen FAROUGH, 22, of Stockton, Manitoba, Maurice MELNYCHUK, 21, of Prince George, British Columbia, David PERRY, 19, of North Burnaby, British Columbia and George RANSOM, 21, of Melville, Saskatchewan., were missing. All were good swimmers, but little hope was given for their survival. None was wearing a life jacket and the water temperature was determined to be 11 degrees on the surface and much colder a few feet down.
After the accident, justice minister Davie FULTON defended the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the House of Commons, saying all rules were followed, the boat had the necessary equipment and was not overloaded. However, a few days later it was brought to his attention that the maximum load for 14-foot boats was 740 pounds, and the five officers weighed a total of 860 pounds.
Within two weeks, before the lake had given up another body (all eventually were found), an inquest was under way at the town hall in Pefferlaw, Ontario, newly painted for the occasion. It included a re-enactment of the patrol with five similar-sized men in the recovered boat. When the men jumped into the water, none of them could use the standard life jackets and cushions. The five-member jury concluded that the boat was likely swamped by 1.4-metre waves, perhaps when one of the fuel tanks ran dry. The jury also found the boat was overcrowded and overloaded, the standard life jackets and cushions were unsatisfactory in emergencies and the metal plaque listing the boat's capacity at 950 pounds was ambiguous.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials testified they believed the weight to exclude the boat's motor, which weighed 129 pounds. Officials from the government, boat manufacturers and boating groups said the motor was included, although they agreed the wording was subject to different interpretations. The five Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers also had about 100 pounds of equipment on board.
By the last day of June, Mr. FULTON had told the Commons he would implement the jury's recommendations, including new rules to clarify capacity. On July 1, the Transport Department announced new wording for load-warning plaques, making it clear the specified weight limit included everything in the boat, including motor, gear and people.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced it would set up a board to examine the risks of water patrols. A week later, the last body, that of Constable RANSOM, washed up on shore.
A memorial service was held on Georgina Island that September. The incident then disappeared into history. Corporal Marc LaPorte, an Royal Canadian Mounted Police media relations officer, said the initiative to mark the 50th anniversary came from the force retirees association.
"Why it took 50 years, I'm not sure," Cpl. LaPorte said. "Most people are unaware of it."
The event will begin at 11 a.m., when a plaque will be unveiled. Mr. SMITH will be there, reading Psalm 46, which refers to troubled water. He is glad the deaths are finally receiving some recognition.
"We lost four members in Mayerthorpe, Alberta., and the media picked up that that was the worst tragedy that had ever happened," Mr. SMITH said.
"Although the four members were shot, I can't think of a more tragic death than drowning in ice-cold water in the middle of the night."
Mr. SMITH spent 32 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retiring as a staff sergeant from the Hamilton detachment. He has a son and daughter who are police officers.
In a final twist, Mr. SMITH ended up being posted to Orillia to replace one of the dead officers, where one of his duties was patrolling Lake Simcoe. "I used that boat for the next two years," he said.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-07 published
WARD, Barbara Evelyn
Peacefully, on May 30, at 94. Proud mother of Chris, mother-in-law of Gail (Owen), grandmother of Michael, David and Buddy (the dog,) and cousin of Gail SEAWARD. She was predeceased by many family members, Friends and business associates. A lifelong friend of four legged creatures, Barb would be appreciative of donations to The Toronto Humane Society or World Wildlife Fund. A Memorial Service is planned for Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. at York Cemetery Chapel, 160 Beecroft Rd., North York. Reception to follow.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-10 published
SEYMOUR, Barbara Ann (WARD) (1929-2008)
Please Note: Change Of Date. A Celebration of Barbara's life will be held at Ridley College, St. Catharines, on June 16, 2008 at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Salvation Army or Lincoln County Humane Society would be appreciated by her family and may be made through the offices of Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel (905-684-6346)

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-13 published
SEYMOUR, Barbara Ann (WARD) (1929-2008)
Please Note: Change Of Date. A Celebration of Barbara's life will be held at Ridley College, St. Catharines, on June 16, 2008 at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Salvation Army or Lincoln County Humane Society would be appreciated by her family and may be made through the offices of Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel (905-684-6346)

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-18 published
HOLENSTEIN, Klaus
The family announces with sorrow the passing of Klaus on June 16, 2008 at Ian Anderson House in Oakville in his 80th year. Caring husband of Joan (née WARD) for 50 years. Loving dad of Julian (Julee) and Monika (Bryan). Much loved grandpa of Simon. Klaus will be greatly missed by his family and many Friends in Canada, U.S.A., Switzerland, Germany and England. Heartfelt thank you to the staff and volunteers at Ian Anderson House for your compassion and care. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 12 noon. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Klaus' memory may be made to Ian Anderson House, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Dr., Oakville, Ontario L6J 7P5.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-19 published
WARD, John David Gwenyn
In his 60th year, dear son of John (Jack) and Jeanne WARD of Port 32, Bobcaygeon, died peacefully at Southlake Hospital, Newmarket on Tuesday, June 17, 2008. Together with his brother John William, his sister, Carol IRVING and his niece Beatrice IRVING, both of Toronto, we would like to thank Community Living Georgina for their love and care given to David these past sixteen years. Funeral service from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick 1-888-884-4486 on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations made to Community Living Georgina would be appreciated by the family.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-20 published
WARD, Thomas Francis, M.D., (F.R.C.P.C,)
Peacefully on June 18, 2008 in his 80th year, Doctor Tom beloved father of Sean (Stephen), Brendan (Elizabeth), and Colin (Colleen). Cherished grandfather to Matthew, Nicholas and Cayden. Dear brother to Theresa MERIZZI and Sr. Bernadette. Predeceased by his brother Jack and sisters Evelyn, Margaret, Mary and Kay. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Doctor Tom devoted his career to helping children and adolescents with special needs, in school boards, children's aid societies, mental health agencies and private practice. A special thank you to Rouge Valley Health-Centenary Site and Abbey Lawn Manor-Pickering for their wonderful care of Tom. Friends may gather at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel 467 Sherbourne St. (South of Wellesley) after 12: 30 p.m. on Monday, June 23, 2008 followed by a service in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
MALEK, Mary Jane " Lucille" (née BLACK)
(October 5, 1921-March 7, 2008)
Suddenly on Friday, March 7, 2008, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Louis E. MALEK. Loving mother of Joseph (Doreen) of Aurora, Edward (Shelley) of Richmond Hill, and Theresa of Toronto. Dear grandmother of Stephanie, William, Oliver, Jordan, and Luke. Predeceased by her sister Kathleen Sarah WARD (nee BLACK). Aunt of Mary LeNoir KIERANS, Kathryn LEAH (Philip), Eleanor BIGUS (Sam,) and Mariette SERRAO (Pat.) Lucille will be sadly missed by her Friends Mary JOHNSTON and Jean JONES. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park Ave.), on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary Prayers at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., at 10: 15 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
BELL, Grace Leona
Grace died peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Monday, March 10, 2008 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Robert. Dear mother of Ruth Evangeline STEVENSON and husband Rodger of Fergus. Loving grandmother of Daryl and Blake. Step-mother of Carol and her husband Don WARD of Lindsay and Harold BELL and his wife Shirley of Etobicoke. Twin sister of Faith MUNDY and her husband Robert of Baden and sister of Victor TROMANS and Dale of Janetville. Friends will be received at Central United Church (220 George St. at Brock), Sarnia on Friday, March 14 from 12: 00 to 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Central United Church at 1: 00 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Gary CARRUTHERS. Reception to follow at the church. Private interment Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 519-344-3131. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Grace Bell in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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WARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
WARD- LECKIE, Bonnie (née BALE)
Bonnie was a longtime resident of Hamilton, Burlington and Brampton. Retired after many years of service at the City of Brampton Works and Payroll Department. Loving Mother of Scott LECKIE (Sandy) and Dianne LECKIE (Bill.) Stepmother to David WARD (Rachel,) Geoff WARD (Lynne) and Crystal WARD. Cherished Grandmother of Rob, Laura, Sam, Campbell, Chelsea and Damon. Close friend (Mom Bonnie) to Cathy WARD and Gerry BARTON. Beloved wife of the late Bill LECKIE and the late David WARD. Bonnie will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews, family and Friends. Friends and family may be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bonnie's life will take place at the Ward Funeral Home on Monday (please call the funeral home for service time, 905-451-2124). Donations to the Heart and Lung Association and the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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