WATT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
SHRUBSALL, Irene Minerva Irene (née MILLS)
Formerly of 93 Huron Street, Stratford passed away at Spruce Lodge, Stratford on Sunday, February 24, 2008 in her 96th year. Born in Chatham she was a daughter of the late Walter Ernest MILLS and Flora Jane (JACKSON) MILLS. Irene was an active member of Central United Church and the United Church Women and was past president of the Stratford Kinnette Club. Beloved wife of Wesley SHRUBSALL whom she married on December 18, 1937. Dear mother of Robert (Bob) SHRUBSALL and wife Judy of Stratford, Ken SHRUBSALL and wife Eleanor of Woodstock, John SHRUBSALL and wife Caroline of Mississauga and Judy LOOMIS and husband Murray of Nevada. Dear grandmother of Blair SHRUBSALL and wife Carolyn, Tracy VICKERS and husband Bryan, Rick SHRUBSALL and wife Sara, Susan IMRIE and husband Jason, Jason SHRUBSALL and partner Megan, Sherry HALL and husband Jim and Jackie CAIRNS and husband Jeremy. Also surviving are ten great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law Harold BRADBURY. She was predeceased by sisters; Kaye BEATTY and husband Gord, Dorothy WATT and husband Robert and Esther BRADBURY, and one brother Ernie MILLS and wife Ethel. Relatives and Friends may call at the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and at Central United Church, Stratford on Thursday, February 28, 2008 from noon until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Rev. Cheryl-Ann STADELBAUER- SAMPA will officiate. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Alzheimer Society through the funeral home.

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WATT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-14 published
SHEILS, Ronald J.
Of London passed away in his 89th year at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Beloved husband of Madeleine B. Sapergia SHEILS. Predeceased by his first wife, Beatrice M. Rawlings SHEILS (2002.) Only son of the late Charles (1962 and Leila Claire (1992) SHEILS. Father of R. James SHEILS (Carol) of Aylmer and R. Glenn SHEILS of London. Step-father of D. Taylor SAPERGIA (Heather) and Daryl T. SAPERGIA (Tracy), all of Prince George, British Columbia. Grandfather of Randy SHEILS (Toni) of Springfield, Brenda ACKWORTH (Les) of Southwold and Barbara HANSFORD (Garry) of Dorchester. Step-grandfather of Sarah SAPERGIA (Dan WATT), Theresa SAPERGIA (Andreas HAHN) of Prince George, British Columbia, Laura SAPERGIA (David LOEWEN) of Smithers, British Columbia and Carol SAPERGIA of Prince George, British Columbia. Also survived by great-grandchildren Tyler, Robert and Kelsie SHEILS, Brittany and Jessica ACKWORTH, Kayla and Jason HANSFORD, great-step-grand_son Thompson WATT and great-step-granddaughters, Madeleine WATT and Teeghan SAPERGIA. Survived also by sisters-in-law Wilda IRVIN of Barrie, Marie McFARLAN of London and Alice McFARLAN of Clinton and brothers-in-law, Harry SMALL and David THURSTON of London. Sadly missed by many step-nieces and nephews. The Sheils family operated the family farm Sheils Lane, Dorchester, for three generations. Ronald's Holstein herd produced milk for the Silverwoods and London Pure Milk Dairies. He was a member of the Dorchester Presbyterian Church choir, Past Master of Dorchester Masonic Blue Lodge, Merrill 344, and Nilestown Masonic Red Chapter, as well as the Eastern Star. He studied violin at seven years of age and for many years played with the Wellington Street United Church Orchestra on Sundays under the direction of James Cressell, who led the Royal Canadian Regiment Army Band during World War 1. For many years he played for dances in Banner, Nissouri, Dorchester, Mitchell and Shelbourne. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Saturday where the funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Private interment, Dorchester Union Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Charitable Organization of your choice would be gratefully appreciated and acknowledged.

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WATT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-02 published
WATT, Robert Douglas
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on Saturday, March 29, 2008, Robert Douglas WATT of London in his 90th year. Loving husband of Dorothy (LLOYD) WATT for 62 years. Beloved father of Mike WATT of Mississauga and Peter WATT and his wife Rene of Campbell River, British Columbia. Also loved by his grandchildren Meagan, David, Christopher, Anna, Katie and Brock. The family will receive Friends from 12: 00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1: 00 p.m. which will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, April 12, 2008. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario, N6E 1A2. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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WATT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-29 published
WATT, Stan
In loving memory of Stan WATT. Who passed away suddenly on April 29, 2002. You are always in our hearts, cherished forever. Love your wife Mary, children and grandchildren.

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WATT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
CHMARA, Isobel
Peacefully, at her home, on May 30, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, Isobel CHMARA in her 77th year. Loving mother of Ron and his wife Fran, Deb and her husband John Rose, and Kim and her friend Paul. Loved grandmother of Morgan, Alison, David, Andrew, John and Stephanie. Survived by her dear sister Betty WATT (Scotland) and devoted brother Sydney LEGGE and his wife Margaret. At Isobel's request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the London Humane Society would be appreciated. Donations and online condolences at www.londoncremation.com.

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WATT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-04 published
DANIEL, Jerry
My Final Broadcast Peacefully and prayerfully, in my 69th year, after a courageous battle at Alexandra Hospital surrounded by my family on June 2, 2008 our Lord welcomed me home. I leave behind my devoted and adoring wife of 47 years Diane (TREMBLAY,) and my 5 loving children and their spouses. Jerry Jr. and his wife Roxanne (ANTAYA,) Terry and his wife Terryanne (CARROLL,) Mark and his wife Sherri (SMITH,) Michelle and her husband Jim (MERRIFIELD,) Nicole and her husband Dany (JACQUES.) I will continue to watch over my beautiful grandchildren that gave me more joy than I ever thought possible - Jessica and John DANIEL, Kyle and Brittany DANIEL and Brandi and Daniel LEWIS, Tara and Mitchell DANIEL, Mark and Matthew MERRIFIELD and "Peanut" Jacques as well as my sister Pat PROUSE of Ingersoll. I have been reunited with those who went before including my mom Delia (GATES) 1989 and dad Naboth 1996. My life has been full and blessed. I was fortunate to love my chosen career in broadcasting which spanned over 40 years. Starting at CFCO in Chatham, CHOK in Sarnia, SJCS Stratford, CFPL London, and finally CKOT Tillsonburg where I forged many lifelong Friendships. I also derived joy from my many years of DJ work. It is hard to imagine the number of first dance songs I played for newlyweds over the years and the people who knew me by my unique speakers. I express special thanks to our family physician Doctor Kelly SHAUGHNESSEY who was a tremendous support throughout and the loving care given by the Alexandra Hospital staff. In regards to my illness I am indebted to Woodstock Urologist Doctor VOGALIN and excellent medical staff at the London Regional Cancer Centre including Doctor Mary McKENZIE and her assistants Grace and Paul. I appreciated the constant support of John LAMERS, Owner and General Manager of CKOT Easy 101.3, Elaine BELANGER, Kathy BEEMER, Peter BAUMAN/BOWMAN, Lorette CRUNDWELL, George MANTLER, Doug OLTSHER, Pat PROUSE, Dean and Cheryl SHEVALIER, Louie TREMBLAY and Luanne WATT. Community Care Access Centre and their dedicated caring staff allowed me to spend my final days at home with my family where I wanted to be. God Bless You. God Bless the seen and unseen Angels who kept me and my family in their prayers. I would be remiss not to mention the tremendous sacrifices that my family and extended family members have made while on my journey. Love heals. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Knights of Columbus prayers Thursday @ 6: 30 p.m. Parish Prayers Thursday @ 8: 45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Ingersoll Friday June 6th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow Sacred Heart Cemetery. Charitable donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated or the charity of your choice.

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WATT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
WATT, James Owen A. (1921-2008)
World War II Veteran, Royal Canadian Air Force
Peacefully on March 13, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, K-Wing, Palliative Care Unit, at the age of 87. Owen is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Irene. Beloved father of Lynda (Mike), Angus (Heather), the late Ian and extended family, Leanna (Bill), Debbie (John), Paula (Jim) and John (Jan). Grandpa O.J. to Scott (Nicole), Brett, Kate, Jim, Jennifer (Joe), Sherilee (Jason), Shannon, Juliana, Laura, Joanna, Martin, Matt, Michael and his 5 great-grandchildren. Owen served as a fighter pilot in World War 2, ending up in Hamburg, Germany. In civilian life he concentrated on Sales, Marketing and Advertising, holding senior positions with several Corporate Companies and Associations. Upon retirement, he became a Director of the Fighter Pilots Association and Charter Member of Don Mills Kiwanis Golden K. His leisure time was spent at the cottage on Lake of Bays with Friends and family. The family would like to thank Owen's wonderful caregivers at Sunnybrook Hospital and his personal caregivers for their respectful care and support. The family will receive Friends from 12: 30 p.m. at the Donway Covenant United Church, 239 The Donway West (north of Lawrence Avenue East), on Thursday, March 20th with the service following at 1 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, P.O. Box 1000, Astra, Ontario, J0K 3W0 or the Lake of Bays Foundation, P.O. Box 81, Baysville, Ontario, P0B 1A0. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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WATT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
GODFREY, William Gerald, B.A., M.A., PhD
(10 June 1941-19 March 2008)
Emeritus Professor of History, Mount Allison University
On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at age 66 years, after a long struggle with cancer that he bore with quiet grace and determination. Born in Stratford, Ontario, the son of the late Louis and Cecilia (CONNELLY) GODFREY. Brother of Sister Lucy (Lucille) GODFREY (CSJ) and Theresa GODFREY (both of Kitchener, Ontario) and predeceased by his brother Douglas GODFREY. Devoted husband of Rhianna EDWARDS for 11 years. Loving father of Evelyne (Winfried KOCKELMANN) GODFREY (United Kingdom), Marc GODFREY and Karam GODFREY (both of Vancouver, British Columbia.) Step-father of Jason WATT (Vancouver, British Columbia) and Jennifer (Kevin) BLACKLOCK (Upper Cape, New Brunswick). Proud grandfather of Branden and Lindsey BLACKLOCK. Fondly remembered by many nieces and a nephew in the Kitchener/Waterloo area. Bill grew up in Kitchener, Ontario and after schooling at Saint_Jerome's High School, he attended the University of Waterloo where he completed his B.A. and M.A. in History. While teaching history for three years at Notre Dame University of Nelson, British Columbia, where he also served as Dean of Men, he earned a PhD in History from Queens University. In 1970, Bill began a 36 year career in the History Department at Mount Allison University. He served as Department head for eight years, Dean of Arts for seven years, and Director of Research Administration for three years. A particularly effective teacher and administrator, Bill was pleased with his many students, 49 of whose theses he supervised, several of whom completed their own books and articles. Despite his own heavy load, Bill published a substantial list of works that which will be published in a bibliography in an upcoming Acadiensis issue. Bill was twice honoured with the Paré Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching he also received a Corpus Christi College visiting Fellowship at Cambridge University, and the Stiles-Bennett Professorship of History at Mount Allison University. He also was awarded the Kwansei Gakuin Professorship of Canadian Studies in Japan but had to return to Canada early because of illness. Bill was one of a number of Mount Allison faculty who successfully demonstrated the combination of research and teaching at the undergraduate liberal arts and science level that provided Mount Allison with its excellent reputation. Even after retirement, Bill kept abreast of the literature in his field and was known for his ability to recall all the details of the hundreds of books and articles he read each year. He also loved to travel, and although he and Rhianna explored many places in Canada and the U.S., by far his favourite place was the United Kingdom; Bill agreed with Samuel Johnson who said: 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.' Bill was a faculty member who had an impact on faculty, students and administration at his institution and he will be remembered and missed. The family would like to welcome you to a visitation at the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, New Brunswick on Sunday, March 23, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at the St. Vincent Catholic Church, Charlotte Street, Sackville on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Father Allison Carroll officiating. A reception to be held afterwards in the Saint Anne Anglican Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to the Sackville branch of the Red Cross or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences and memories may be forwarded to the Jones Funeral Home via www.jonesfuneralhome.ca

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WATT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-28 published
WATT, Bruce
Passed away peacefully on March 26, 2008 at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Betty. Cherished father of Stephen, Suzanne (Nick) and Douglas (Andrea). Loving grandfather of Mitchell, Jake, Megan and Geoffrey. A private family service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home "Oakville Chapel" (905-844-3221) on Monday March 31, 2008. Interment at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ian Anderson House Foundation, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7P5.

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WATT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-29 published
WATT, Bruce
Passed away peacefully on March 26, 2008 at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Betty. Cherished father of Stephen, Suzanne (Nick) and Douglas (Andrea). Loving grandfather of Mitchell, Jake, Megan and Geoffrey. A private family service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home "Oakville Chapel" (905-844-3221) on Monday March 31, 2008. Interment at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ian Anderson House Foundation, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7P5.

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WATT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-02 published
WATT, Robert Douglas
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on Saturday, March 29, 2008, Robert Douglas WATT of London in his 90th year. Loving husband of Dorothy (LLOYD) WATT for 62 years. Beloved father of Mike WATT of Mississauga and Peter WATT and his wife Rene of Campbell River, British Columbia. Also loved by his grandchildren Meagan, David, Christopher, Anna, Katie and Brock. The family will receive Friends from 12: 00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1: 00 p.m. which will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, April 12, 2008. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario, N6E 1A2. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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WATT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Mildred Alice " Midge" (née SMITH)
Retired teacher, Scarborough Board of Education. Past member of Washington United Church, Scarborough. Current member George St. United Church, Peterborough
Peacefully, with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in her 84th year. Midge, beloved wife of Douglas for 60 years. Dear mother of Donald (Monica,) Alex and Kathy WATT (Ian.) Loving Grandma of Virginia, Blake, Owen and Graeme. Dear sister of Helen STALPORT of Oakville and Joyce MOORE of Brantford. Midge will also be missed by many Friends and family in Toronto, Peterborough, Clear Lake and across Canada. A funeral service will be held at George St. United Church, 534 George St. North, Peterborough on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior, Reverend Karen PTOLEMY- STAM officiating. In memory of Midge, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

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WATT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-09 published
WATT, Beresford James
After a recent illness on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, the day before his 82nd birthday. Dear husband of Catherine HENNING of Port Hope. Predeceased by his wife Gudrun. Beloved father of Doctor James (Gail) of Ancaster, John (April) of Toronto and Doctor Peter (Jane) of Newmarket. Dearly loved grandfather of Geoffrey and Andrew, Michael, Stephanie and Paul, Robert, Stephen, Matthew and Michelle. Cherished brother of Hilary HILL, of Beaconsfield, Quebec and the late Shirley PATTENDEN. Berry will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and Friends. He was a resident of Port Hope for the past 17 years. He was a long-term employee of the Green Cross Division of Ciba-Geigy, where he was an expert in home and garden herbicides and pesticides. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Saint Paul's Anglican Church (Church and D'arcy Streets) Newmarket on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment at Saint_John's Dixie Cemetery and Crematorium, Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com

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WATT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-25 published
WATT, John Russell
Peacefully on July 22, 2008 in his 83rd year, with his son by his side, John Russell 'Johnny' WATT leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Tess and his son Norm of Toronto, his sister-in-law Edna (Robert ARNOLD d.1979) of Montreal, and her children Audrey (Godin) and nephews Melvin, Bobby and John and their extended families.
He was the third child born in Ville St. Pierre in 1925 to Henry and Janet WATT (née BOYD.) Following the untimely deaths months apart in 1927 of his father and his 9 year old brother Douglas, John's mother struggled to keep her two remaining sons (older brother Arnold) with her while she worked to support the family. She often took in boarders to help pay rent, while working nights cleaning at the Raleigh bicycle factory in Montreal. John spent his childhood between their first floor flat on Rue du Couvent, his mother's relatives in Worcester, Massachusetts, and with Uncle Alec BOYD in Lachine who all helped to raise and shape him during the Depression years.
At the young age of 12 John was already a 'rink rat' at the Forum, where he witnessed the longest game in National Hockey League history between his beloved Maroons and Detroit, and got his hide tanned for coming home at 2 a.m. As a young hockey player himself, he was proud to have been a childhood team mate of Doug Harvey in both hockey and softball. His love of sports stayed with him his whole life, whether it be watching les Canadiens conquer the world of hockey with their numerous Stanley Cup victories, taking in a game at Delormier stadium watching Jackie Robinson's season with the Montreal Royals, or enjoying his season tickets at Percival Molson stadium for the great Alouette teams of the 50's. He made a devoted sports fan of his son, who remembers Jr. Canadiens games at the Forum, major league baseball at Fenway Park, the 'new' Shea Stadium in 1964, seeing the World Cup Champions from England play soccer at Expo '67 and childhood afternoons playing golf with the 'old guys' at BeauChateau golf course on the south shore. Norm still plays baseball and hockey with the passion he learned from his father who was the consummate fan. One of his great thrills was to take his Dad to the 1st World Series game played in Canada in 1992.
John began working at Dominion Engineering Works (a subsidiary of GE) in Lachine as a floor sweeper at the age of 16. He stayed for 42 years, retiring as the General Foreman of Shop 1 with over 200 staff, a pretty big accomplishment for a little guy from Ville St. Pierre who never finished grade 9 at Montreal High. The only time he left was a short two years overseas beginning in 1944 to 1946 to be trained in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a tail gunner on Lancaster bombers.
Once back from the war, he would spend time at the Scandinavian Club dances with his buddy Jimmy Manley who was the bartender there. That's where he met Jeanne Newton and her younger sister Tess OBODOFSKY (a couple of young women from a Lithuanian family in Ville Emard). John and Tess were married in 1955 and set up a small shop on Rue St. Jacques, John's Handy Store, where they lived in two rooms at the back with their son. Through this time, John became the official chronicler of the family history through the eyes of the 8mm movie camera where he captured the Cousins' and Norman's early years on film.
After five years of working days at the machine shop supervising the building of turbines for the burgeoning Hydro stations in northern Quebec, and evenings at the store, John and Tess were able to save enough to move the family to their dream house in Dorval in March of 1961.
As an active member of the Masonic fraternity (St. George's Lodge, #440) John took his volunteering seriously and was committed to his duties of hospital visiting and representing the Lodge at Brothers' funerals, offering support to grieving family members. He was considered by many to be both thrifty and a wise financial planner, long before many knew what an Registered Retirement Savings Plan was. His memories of childhood poverty stayed with him, even when memory loss became a serious daily challenge. His skills in retirement planning and investing were in constant demand from family, Friends and even his own colleagues at the shop. Just before taking ill with pneumonia for the first time in 2004, John at 78 years young, acted as Executor for an old friend in the Brockville area.
In 1989, once both he and Tess had retired, they moved to Toronto to be closer to their son, settling in Guildwood which reminded them of their West Island home of 28 years.
Tess and Norm would like to extend warm thanks to the staff of Rockcliffe (Scarborough) and Lakeshore Lodge (Etobicoke) for their caring attitudes and above and beyond service in the last two years of John's life. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place in Montreal sometime in the fall. In lieu of flowers, Donations to the Baycrest Foundation in support of research and treatment of Alzheimer's disease would be greatly appreciated. http://www.baycrest.org/Donations/default.asp Online condolences can be sent to http://www.ridleyfuneralhome.com/death-notices.htm

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WATT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
WATT, James Owen A. (1921-2008)
World War 2 Veteran, Royal Canadian Air Force
Peacefully on March 13, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, K-Wing, Palliative Care Unit, at the age of 87. Owen is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Irene. Beloved father of Lynda (Mike), Angus (Heather), the late Ian and extended family, Leanna (Bill), Debbie (John), Paula (Jim) and John (Jan). Grandpa O.J. to Scott (Nicole), Brett, Kate, Jim, Jennifer (Joe), Sherilee (Jason), Shannon, Juliana, Laura, Joanna, Martin, Matt, Michael and his 5 great-grandchildren. Owen served as a fighter pilot in World War 2, ending up in Hamburg, Germany. In civilian life he concentrated on Sales, Marketing and Advertising, holding senior positions with several Corporate Companies and Associations. Upon retirement, he became a Director of the Fighter Pilots Association and Charter Member of Don Mills Kiwanis - Golden K. His leisure time was spent at the cottage on Lake of Bays with Friends and family. The family would like to thank Owen's wonderful caregivers at Sunnybrook Hospital and his personal caregivers for their respectful care and support. The family will receive Friends from 12: 30 p.m. at the Donway Covenant United Church, 239 The Donway West (north of Lawrence Avenue East) on Thursday, March 20th with the service following at 1 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, P.O. Box 1000, Astra, Ontario, J0K 3W0 or the Lake of Bays Foundation, P.O. Box 81, Baysville, Ontario, P0B 1A0. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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WATTAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
RANDS, Clyde David Richard
Suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, Ontario on Friday, December 14, 2007, Clyde RANDS formerly of Cherry Valley, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Catherine RANDS (née WATTAM, former wife of the late Doctor G.A. POWERS) and the late Anna Leona Cecelia RANDS (née LABA.) Dear brother of Cyril (Lena) and the late Reginald (Trid). Predeceased by his four sisters. Uncle of Maurina PAULSON, Mary BLOCH and Jimmy HUELIN. Step-father of Scot POWERS (Louise) and Nancy (Brent BAILEY) and their children Darcy, Calum, Travis, Zachary and Lauren. Mr. RANDS rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Church of St. Gregory The Great on Tuesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Father Bernard O'NEILL and Deacon William GERVAIS officiated. Interment of Cremated Remains will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Cheques only, please). Friends were received at the Church for one hour prior to the Massachusetts.

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WATTEGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
DEBRONE, Pamphile " Buff"
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Thursday, March 27, 2008, Pamphile "Buff" DEBRONE in his 88th year. Forever loved and greatly missed by his wife Virginia DEBRONE. Loving father of Pam WAGNER and her husband Rick of Edmonton, Paul DEBRONE and his wife Jill of Burlington and Liz GRAY/GREY and her husband Jeff of London. Dear grandfather of Paul, Alese, Peter, Bob, Mark, Jake, Michael, Lucas and Spencer. Survived by his sister Margaret VAN WATTEGHAM of Wallaceburg. Predeceased by his sister Ada and his brother Albert. Buff served in World War 2 in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday evening from 7-9 o'clock. A Memorial Mass will be held at Saint_John the Divine Church, 390 Baseline Road, on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Enurnment in Holy Family Mausoleum, Saint Peter's Cemetery to follow. Donations to McCormick Home Alzheimers Outreach program would be appreciated.

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WATTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-27 published
DILLON, Colonel Richard Maurice, CM, MC, ED, CD, LLD
Soldier, Engineer, Public Servant, Cabinetmaker, Sailor. Colonel Richard Maurice DILLON Born August 4, 1920. Died on April 23, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, after a long illness, borne with courage and his customary patience and grace. Eldest son of Brigadier M. Murray DILLON and Muriel HICKS of London, Ontario. He is survived by his beloved Elizabeth, his wife of 63 years, and by his loving and grateful children, his daughter Kelly MEIGHEN and son-in-law Michael MEIGHEN of Toronto, his daughter Ann DILLON and son-in-law Edmund CAPE of West Vancouver, and his daughter Katherine DILLON of Toronto. Remembered with great love and admiration by his seven grandchildren, Ted, Hugh and Max MEIGHEN and Tony, David, Katherine and Hugh CAPE whose lives have been shaped by their grandfather's enthusiasm for life's possibilities, his integrity and his wonderful sense of fun. He is also survived by his sister, Shelagh WATTERS and her husband Neil of Cookstown, his sister Diana JOHNSTON of Minden and his brother Michael DILLON of London. He was predeceased by his brother John (1926,) brother-in-law Gerald JOHNSTON and his sister-in-law Maggie DILLON. He joined The Royal Canadian Regiment in 1939, serving overseas in Italy until wounded at Ortona on Christmas Eve, 1943. For bravery in the field he was awarded the Military Cross. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario (B.A. Honours Mathematics, gold medalist) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.Sc. Engineering), Richard began his career as a civil engineer. In 1960 he was appointed the first Dean of Engineering at the University of Western Ontario and then moved, in 1971, to the Ontario government, serving as deputy minister of a number of different ministries. He found many ways to involve himself in the life of his community and his country. In London he served as Chair of the United Way, as a church warden, political organizer and confidante to John Robarts during his tenure as Premier of Ontario. He contributed as well to more distant communities through work with Canadian International Development Agency in Thailand, as President of Professional Engineers of Ontario, President of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and as a founding director of The Schmeelk Canada Foundation. Throughout his life he worked passionately to promote the strengthening of ties between English and French Canada and tried valiantly, though largely unsuccessfully, to learn to speak French. He maintained a lifelong association with the Royal Canadian Regiment, serving as Colonel of the Regiment from 1993 until 1997. Appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1986, he was a proud Canadian whose record of service through his long and full life has been an inspiring example and source of pride to his family, colleagues and many Friends. Friends will be received at 4 Lamport Avenue, Toronto (valet parking provided) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 between 2: 00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. at St. Clement's Church, 59 Briar Hill Avenue, Toronto. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Regiment Education Fund for Children of Fallen Soldiers (www.thercr.ca) or the University of Western Ontario, c/o Foundation Western, Westminster College, Suite 110, London Ontario, N6A 3K7. We would like to thank all those at Sunnybrook who provided such exemplary care, Fred GABY for his wonderful companionship and Doctor Heather GILLY for her counsel and many kindnesses to Richard and his family.

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WATTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-10 published
KACZMARCZYK, Mary Katherine (née JOHNSON)
Peacefully on Friday, May 09, 2008 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Mary Katherine (née JOHNSON) KACZMARCZYK of Forest passed away in her 63rd year. Beloved wife of David C. KACZMARCZYK. Loving mother of David and Rose KACZMARCZYK of Arkona, Kellie and Steve BACON of Essex, and Kevin and Pamela KACZMARCZYK of Arkona. Sadly missed by mother Dorothy J. JOHNSON of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Steven, Daniel, Zackary, Meagan, and Abby. Also survived by sister Patricia WATTERS of Corunna and several nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest on Monday, May 12, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 11: 00 with Rev. Catherine ASCAH officiating. Cremation will take place after the service, with interment at Arkona Cemetery taking place at a later date. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. Online Condolences at gilpinfuneralchapel.com

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WATTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-07 published
WATTERS, Jessie Louise
On March 6, 2008 in Toronto. Sister of Darroch, Bruce and Neil. Aunt of Catharine, Douglas, Margaret, James, Marian, Michael and Louise. At Jessie's request, arrangements are private. If desired, donations may be made to charity of your choice. Jessie's family want to thank all the staff at Kensington Gardens, especially her personal care worker Velma, and Jessie's friend Amalia SERPO. There will be a gathering in the spring at Jessie's cabin to remember her. If you would like to be notified please e-mail Doug_Watters@rogers.com or phone 416-261-7065.

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WATTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-25 published
DILLON, Colonel Richard Maurice, CM, MC, ED, CD, LLD
Soldier, Engineer, Public Servant, Cabinetmaker, Sailor.
Born August 4, 1920. Died on April 23, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, after a long illness, borne with courage and his customary patience and grace. Eldest son of Brigadier M. Murray DILLON and Muriel HICKS of London, Ontario. He is survived by his beloved Elizabeth, his wife of 63 years, and by his loving and grateful children, his daughter Kelly MEIGHEN and son-in-law Michael MEIGHEN of Toronto, his daughter Ann DILLON and son-in-law Edmund CAPE of West Vancouver, and his daughter Katherine DILLON of Toronto. Remembered with great love and admiration by his seven grandchildren, Ted, Hugh and Max MEIGHEN and Tony, David, Katherine and Hugh CAPE whose lives have been shaped by their grandfather's enthusiasm for life's possibilities, his integrity and his wonderful sense of fun. He is also survived by his sister, Shelagh WATTERS and her husband Neil of Cookstown, his sister Diana JOHNSTON of Minden and his brother Michael DILLON of London. He was predeceased by his brother John (1926), brother-in-law Gerald JOHNSTON and his sister-in-law Maggie DILLON. He joined the Royal Canadian Regiment in 1939, serving overseas in Italy until wounded at Ortona on Christmas Eve, 1943. For bravery in the field he was awarded the Military Cross. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario (B.A. Honours Mathematics, gold medallist) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M. Sc. Engineering), Richard began his career as a civil engineer. In 1960 he was appointed the first Dean of Engineering at the University of Western Ontario and then moved, in 1971, to the Ontario government, serving as deputy minister of a number of different ministries. He found many ways to involve himself in the life of his community and his country. In London he served as Chair of the United Way, as a church warden, political organizer and confidante to John Robarts during his tenure as Premier of Ontario. He contributed as well to more distant communities through work with Canadian International Development Agency in Thailand, as President of Professional Engineers of Ontario, President of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and as a founding director of The Schmeelk Canada Foundation. Throughout his life he worked passionately to promote the strengthening of ties between English and French Canada and tried valiantly, though largely unsuccessfully, to learn to speak French. He maintained a lifelong association with the Royal Canadian Regiment, serving as Colonel of the Regiment from 1993 until 1997. Appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1986, he was a proud Canadian whose record of service through his long and full life has been an inspiring example and source of pride to his family, colleagues and many Friends. Friends will be received at 4 Lamport Avenue, Toronto (valet parking provided) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 between 2: 00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. at St. Clement's Church, 59 Briar Hill Avenue, Toronto. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Regiment Education Fund for Children of Fallen Soldiers (www.thercr.ca) or the University of Western Ontario, c/o Foundation Western, Westminster College, Suite 110, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7. We would like to thank all those at Sunnybrook who provided such exemplary care, Fred GABY for his wonderful companionship and Dr. Heather GILLY for her counsel and many kindnesses to Richard and his family.

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WATTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-24 published
WATTERS, Shelagh Muriel (née DILLON)
Shelagh WATTERS died in Newmarket on June 22, 2008 after a short battle with cancer which she waged with dignity and courage. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Doctor Neil WATTERS, and her devoted children, grandchildren and their families: Douglas WATTERS and daughter-in-law Maggie GOSSELIN, of Toronto, grand_son Isaac WATTERS, granddaughter Doctor Caitlin PEPPERELL and husband Ted BURNS of Menlo Park, California and great-granddaughter Myrna BURNS; Doctor James WATTERS and daughter-in-law Patricia WATTERS of Ottawa, grand_son Sean WATTERS and granddaughter Sarah WATTERS Michael WATTERS and daughter-in-law Terri WATTERS of Atherton, California and grand_sons Grant WATTERS and Neil WATTERS; and daughter Louise CRAIG and son-in-law Albert CRAIG, III, of Rochester, New York, and grand_son Albert CRAIG, IV. Born in Simcoe, Ontario on January 3, 1924, Shelagh was the eldest daughter of Brigadier M.M. DILLON and Muriel HICKS. She is survived by her brother Doctor Michael DILLON of London, her sister-in-law Elizabeth DILLON of Toronto and her sister Doctor Diana JOHNSON of Minden. She was predeceased by brothers John (1926,) Col. Richard DILLON (2008,) brother-in-law Gerald JOHNSON and sister-in-law Maggie DILLON. She grew up in London, Ontario during the 30's on a small farm, and took on family responsibilities from an early age. Shelagh graduated from high school at age 15, worked for an insurance company, and quickly decided this was not for her. She completed training in physiotherapy at the University of Toronto in 1944, and then joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps as Lt. (N/S). She served in Ottawa and Montreal, and then at London Military Hospital, Crumlin, Ontario, where she met Neil. They were married in London on November 1, 1947, and lived briefly in Galt, in Toronto until 1987, and then at the farm in Cookstown, Ontario, with winters in Crystal River, Florida. Shelagh was guided by duty, love and beauty. She set herself high standards, often critical of her own work. An artist in all she did, she strove to bring harmony (at times to a house of unruly boys), nurturing both family and community. She had a special bond with her daughters-in-law and granddaughters, being both mentor and mother to all. A lifelong learner, she attended many University of Toronto extension courses. She was a figure skater in her youth, played the piano well and exposed her children to music. After trips to Europe, Shelagh became a fine chef. Her cooking was an inspiration to her daughter and daughters-in-law, and even to her sons. In latter years, bounty from Neil's garden in Cookstown was preserved for family and Friends. Each grandchild now treasures their own beautiful quilt, made by Shelagh and filled with personal references. She was an avid gardener. A member of the Garden Club of Toronto, she excelled at dried flower arrangements. Her gardens at Cookstown were included in tours. In the early 1970s, Shelagh joined the Association of Woman Electors, attending meetings at City Hall, helping to improve oversight and governance. Later in life Shelagh began to paint, and became a very accomplished watercolourist. She studied with distinguished teachers, a number of whom became lifelong Friends. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Southlake Regional Health Centre for their skill and kindness to Shelagh, and invite those wishing to make a donation to consider the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation (www.southlakeregional.org/foun dation.html). The family invite Friends to visit us at the farm at Cookstown on Saturday, June 28 between two and six p.m., or to send messages of condolence to neilwatters3@gmail.com. Directions to the farm are at 705 458 9135.

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WATTERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-08 published
LAZAROFF, Alexander
In Collingwood on Friday, July 4, 2008, Alexander, dear husband of the late Donna Isabel LAZAROFF. Loved father of Rick (Darlene WATTERS), Andrei and Stefan. Brother of Irene (Joseph) SANNUTO. Alexander will be missed by his extended family and by his associates and Friends in the music business. All are welcome to visit at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd. (at St. Clair Ave. East, 416-267-8229) on Thursday, July 10, 2008. A service to commemorate Alexander's life will be held in the chapel on Thursday. For details please call Pine Hills.

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WATTERWORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
One dead, another charged
By Free Press, Sat., June 7, 2008
One Glencoe man is dead and another charged with impaired driving causing death after a collision yesterday between two pickups in Southwest Middlesex.
Police said the two trucks, going in opposite directions, collided on Glendon Drive about 5 p.m. Gary WATTERWORTH, 46, was killed. His four-year-old daughter, travelling with him, was slightly injured. Charged is Trevor RISKMAE, 36.

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WATTERWORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-09 published
WATTERWORTH, Gary Stephen
On Friday, June 7, 2008, in Ekfrid Township, Gary Stephen WATTERWORTH of Glencoe, in his 47th year. Dear son of Don WATTERWORTH of Wardsville and Doris WATTERWORTH and Frank LENARD of Port Stanley. Loving father of Brittany, Harley, Tyler and Raquel and grand_son of Margaret CUSHMAN of Wardsville. Dear brother of Dave (Pam) WATTERWORTH of Sault Saint Marie, Terry WATTERWORTH of Windsor, Carolyn WATTERWORTH of Saint Thomas. Also survived by his aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Cathy MEERESMAN and her children, Nathan and Samantha (1998.) Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will held on Tuesday, June 10th at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a Trust for the Children (Doris WATTERWORTH in Trust).

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WATTERWORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-12 published
BRIGHAM, Virginia Margaret " Peggy"
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, Virginia Margaret "Peggy" BRIGHAM (née WATTERWORTH) of London and formerly of Kerwood in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband John BRIGHAM (1987.) Fondly remembered by the Patterson family of Kerwood and Greg SMITH and family of London. The funeral service will be held in the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Visitation will be held in the funeral home two hours prior to the service. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Peggy.

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WATTERWORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-17 published
GLOVER, Audrey Pearl Ethel (née BELL)
At Elgin Manor on Monday, June 16, 2008, Audrey Pearl Ethel GLOVER formerly of Aylmer passed away peacefully in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Sydney GLOVER (2007.) Beloved mother of Linda CAMERON and husband John of Port Elgin, Frances CLARKSON and husband Robert of San Antonio, Texas and Barbara WATTERWORTH and husband Duncan of Saint Thomas. Loved by her grandchildren Darek KINSEY and wife Denise, Ryan KINSEY and partner Suzanne TOTH, Tami KINSEY, Lisa PALAZZOLO and husband Nino, Stephen MARCZENKO and wife Laurie, Andrea MARCZENKO and partner Norm JUDD, Brooke WATTERWORTH and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Rhea MOODY of Saint_John and Edna ROBERTSON and husband Len of Calgary and the late Lillian BELL, Hugh BELL and Wesley BELL. Born in Empress, Alberta on July 8, 1922 to the late Roy Wesley and Ethel (SMITH) BELL while her New Brunswick born parents were out west for a few years farming. They returned to New Brunswick and settled in the Bains Corner area outside of Saint_John. Audrey graduated from the Saint_John General School of Nursing in 1944 and married Syd in 1945. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church and became an accomplished sewer, bridge player and golfer. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer, on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday June 19, 2008 at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow with burial in Orwell Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com.

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WATTIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
WATTIE, Edith Margaret (née CAMPBELL)
With quiet dignity on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at St. Michael's Hospital. Born October 6, 1919 and raised in Camrose, Alberta. Predeceased by childhood sweetheart and mate for 58 years, John Calder (Cal) WATTIE. Loving mother to Karen Laureen MILLER and husband James Lockwood MILLER. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. If desired, a donation to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. A private family service will be held. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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WATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
COOPER, E. Gord
Peacefully at home on February 28, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer, E. Gord COOPER passed away at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Betty, predeceased by his first wife Retta (née COX) and his great-grand_son, little baby Matthew. Father of Catherine (James), Wayne (Linda), Louise (Steve), Karen (Bob), and Sylvia (Chris.) Stepfather of Mary Jo (Wayne) STONE and Kim HAIGHT. Grandfather "Bubba" to 15 grandchildren and to 6 great-grandchildren. Brother to Violet WATTON and the late George COOPER. Gord enjoyed a lifelong passion for music. He joined the Police Boys Band as a young teenager and later conducted his own band, "The Gordon Cooper Orchestra". He then continued on to join the Mocha Shrine Trumpet Band and several other bands throughout his life. Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. E. (east of Highbury) on Sunday, March 2, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 12 p.m. with the service at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

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