WEBSTER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-30 published
McLAREN, KEN
Ken McLAREN, one of this area's well-known and respected residents, passed away on Thursday, April 17 as the result of a heart attack. Ken was in his 84th year. He was a retired farmer, he was a loving uncle, a treasured neighbour and friend.
Kenneth, son of George and Alice McLAREN was born June 16, 1924 and spent most of his life working the family farm in Melancthon Township. He and his brother Delmar purchased the farm from their father George upon his retirement in 1972 Upon Ken's retirement in 1986 he moved into Dundalk on Victoria Street, and following his mother's passing moved to the Highview apartment in Dundalk in 1998.
Ken's daily routine would not be complete without going to the Junction Restaurant in the morning for coffee, playing cards at the card room and visiting Friends, relatives and neighbours. He enjoyed going to auction sales with cousin Carol and Ernie HAWTON. He was an avid euchre player and loved to go to the Bingo. Ken always supported and looked forward to attending community events such as the Firemen's Frolic, Dundalk Fair Honeywood Barbecue suppers, Dundalk Town Hall Theatre, Pepper Tournaments and Turkey Rolls at the Lions Club. He was also a member of the Dundalk Young at Heart Club. He enjoyed sports especially baseball and hockey. He would always attend local hockey games of cousins and great nephews.
Ken joins in eternal rest his parents, George and Alice McLAREN, brothers Wilbert, McKinley and Delmar and sisters Muriel NEVILLE and Blanche O'CONNOR, niece Donalda MILNE and nephew Grant NEVILLE.
Ken is survived by nieces Paulette RYAN, St. Catharines, Janice WEBSTER, Dundalk, Linda MacDONALD, Georgetown and Heather VERPAALEN, Laurel and nephews Gordon, Oakville and David McLAREN, Stratford, and great nephews Albert, Grant and Frank MILNE, Thomas and Dillon Ryan, Elliott and Jonathan McLAREN, Zack and Gage VERPAALEN, Conner and great niece Kaylee McLAREN.
The service was conducted by Mark DAVIDSON, minister of the Erskine Presbyterian Church who provided comforting words and prayers to the family and Friends. Music included, Praise My Soul the King of Heaven, What a Wonderful World and Go Rest High on that Mountain. Don PATTON played Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.
The pallbearers were Brian BROSTER, David, Elliott and Jonathan McLAREN, Thomas RYAN and Lynn KEATING. Honourary pallbearers were Harvey CLARKE, Ernie HAWTON, Mac McLAREN, Grant PRESTON, Bob SCOTT, Vern SAINT_JOHN and Ivan WILTSHIRE.
Interment was in Badjeros Cemetery.
Following the committal service at Badjeros, Friends were invited to the Erskine Presbyterian Church in Dundalk for refreshments and a time to visit. The lunch was provided by the ladies of the church.
Ken will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by many Friends, relatives and neighbours. To have been part of his life was truly an honour and a blessing.
God now has you in His hands, we will always have you in our hearts.
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WEBSTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-06 published
WEBSTER, Norma (REYNOLDS)
With her family at her side, at Restview Retirement Home, Lucan on Friday, April 4, 2008 Norma (REYNOLDS) WEBSTER formerly of Brinsley and Richmond Hill in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Jim QUANCE. Dear mother of Allan and Kathy WEBSTER of Brinsley. Dear grandmother of Lauren and Mike MEDENBLIK, Janet and Tyler SHAULE, and Meredith and Devon WAGLER; and great-grandmother of Owen SHAULE. Predeceased by a son Donald (1968) and sisters Ina WRIGHT, Erma ROBERTS and Una ESSERY. Norma's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Restview Retirement Home. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 8th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Greg LITTLE officiating. Interment Mars Hill Cemetery, Brinsley. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
MORENZ, Michelle Lee (WEBSTER)
At her residence on Sunday, April 6th, 2008, Michelle Lee (WEBSTER) MORENZ of London in her 51st year. Best friend and loving partner of Norman ROOKE. Beloved mother of Ian MORENZ and his wife Melissa. Survived by her grand_son Caeden. Forever remembered by her mother Carol SHEWAN. Sadly missed by her siblings Cameron WEBSTER and his wife Teresa and Heather RICHARDSON and her husband John. Also loved by her aunt Gwyn DORT and the Rooke family and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by father Al WEBSTER (2005,) brothers, Scott (1954) and Ian (2000). The family will receive Friends one hour prior to a memorial service which will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Much gratitude to the V.O.N. Tracy and Joy and Doctor BOLDT who provided caring support in her final days. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3A1. A memorial tree will planted in memory of Michelle. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
WEBSTER, Evelyn P.J.
Peacefully at Chelsey Park, London on April 20, 2008, Mrs. Evelyn P.J. WEBSTER (née MCINNES/MCINNIS) in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband William Richard (Bill) WEBSTER. Survived by daughter Elizabeth, son Bill, grandchildren Alan, Alyson, Michael and Thomas and great-grand_son Lyndon. Friends will be received at the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In memory of Evelyn, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-12 published
BROWN, George William " Bill"
On Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Longworth Care, London, George William "Bill" BROWN passed away in his 97th year. Predeceased by his wife Elinor BROWN (2006.) Dear father of Carolyn and her husband Don WEBSTER of Pickering. Proud grandfather of Shari and her husband Zaka KHOGYANI of Phoneix, Arizona and Blake WEBSTER of Toronto. Great-grandfather of Adam and Zane. Dear brother-in-law of Ruth McCLAFFERTY of London and Ken KERR of Courteney, British Columbia. Predeceased by sisters Marjorie BRUCE and Della JONES and brother Murray BROWN. Bill for many years was a teacher in Galt, Sarnia and Ottawa. He was an avid gardener, model train and genealogy enthusiast. The family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff at Longworth Care for their understanding and care. A special thank you is extended to Peter COMRIE and his staff of Helping Hands for the help and companionship provided to Bill over the last several years. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-23 published
ELSON, Elgin " Archie"
Surrounded by family at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, July 21, 2008. Elgin "Archie" ELSON of Parkhill in his 88th year. Beloved husband for 59 years to Phyllis (WADE) ELSON. Dear father of Larry and Linda ELSON of Parkhill, Linda and Len RIMMER of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Kathy and Glen COCKWILL of Lucan. Jim ELSON of Parkhill, Donna JEFFREY and John WEBSTER of Parkhill, Janet ELSON of Parkhill, Laurie and Warren KELLESTINE of Ailsa Craig, Mark and Suzy ELSON of Ilderton. Dear grandfather to John and Karen. Melinda and Jason, Sarah and Daniel, Jennie and Rich, Jim and Dawn. Greg, Julie. Matt and Chantelle. Richard, Brit, Carrie, Stacey, Amanda, Aleda, MacKenzie, Emily, Calvin and Jackson. Great-grandfather to R.J., Ethan, Declan, Brian, Noah, Skye, Kiera, Christian, Isabeau and Aodhan. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Fred and Kathleen, brothers Calvin, Kenneth and Garnet ELSON, sisters Jean HOWARD, Vera DUPEE, Pearl RAPELJE, Clara PARK and Inez O'REILLY. Elgin "Archie" was a Naval Veteran in the Seconded World War. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, July 24 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Greg LITTLE will officiate. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to Parkhill Medical Centre or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mr. ELSON.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
LIGHT, Gladys Winnifred (née KEAYS)
Peacefully at Avalon Nursing Home, Orangeville, on Thursday, July 24, 2008, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late William Allan LIGHT. Loving mother of Gloria Marie LANTZ and her husband Bob of New Paris, Indiana, Sharon and Dale WEBSTER of Dorchester, Pauline LIGHT of London, Al LIGHT and his wife Mary of Shelburne, Marilyn LIGHT of Port Stanley, John LIGHT and his wife Helen of Charlton. She will be lovingly remembered by 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, July 28 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment St. George's Cemetery, Hyde Park. Memorial contributions to Gideons, New Frontiers, or Stoney Creek Baptist Church would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-04 published
MARTIN, Alloys Christina Mary Morgan "Billy" (née STEELE)
90, died at her home in Gloucester, Massachusetts on Saturday, December 29, 2007 with her family by her side. She was born January 1, 1917 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Ira J. and Lillian K. (FOWLER) STEELE.
She grew up on her family's cattle ranch in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, driving teams of work horses and riding a pony to a one-room school. She loved horses and her deep bond with them and many other animals was a source of comfort and delight throughout her life. She received a Bachelor of Arts in teaching from Victoria College, University of Toronto. During World War 2, she worked for the Canadian Navy in vision research. She continued her education at Harvard University where she received a Ph.D. in physiology in 1952 and pursued research in endocrinology. While her children were growing up, she devoted herself to their well-being, and encouraged them in their dreams. She became a skilled silversmith, studying for many years at the DeCordova Museum School. Her designs were original and beautifully executed, gifts that delighted their recipients. Her reading spanned a universe of interests, and her creative talents were also expressed in knitting, in gardening and in dancing. She worked hard and believed strongly in sharing whatever she had with those less fortunate. She was interested in and supported many efforts to achieve justice for both people and animals and to preserve the wild places of the Earth.
On June 20, 1952 she married Christopher MARTIN who survives. She leaves four children, daughters Kathleen MARTIN and partner Karol Bruce PAPIERNIK of Saxtons River, Vermont, and Janet MARTIN and husband Joerg MAYER of Southbridge, Massachussetts, sons Christopher and fiancee Marcia WEBSTER of Shelburne Falls, Massachussetts, and Malcolm and wife Celeste of Weehawken, New Jersey, also two beloved grandchildren, Lillian and Jasper of Weehawken, New Jersey, two nephews, Stephen SACKSTON of Caledon East, Ontario, and James SACKSTON and wife Lois of Fenelon Falls, Ontario, two grandnieces and their children, and many Friends made over her lifetime.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Ira, Kenneth, Jack and Bill and one sister, Lois Katherine SACKSTON.
Burial was in the family plot in Saxtons River Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held in the spring. Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, Bellows Falls, Vermont is handling the arrangements. Mrs. MARTIN loved flowers and while she would have appreciated them, the family asks that the resources be devoted in her memory to a charity of one's choice.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-14 published
TRAHAIR, Florence (née WEBSTER)
With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Florence, surrounded by her loving family, on January 12 after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. Loving and devoted wife to Peter for 52 years, Florence was a loving and generous mother who always wanted the best for her children, David (Elaine), Catherine (Richard) and Caroline (Mark). Adoring and cherished grandmother (Nana) to Kyle, Cassidy, Joshua, Jacob, Matthew and Andrea. Her spirit remains to watch over her family. Florence was born in Ireland and came to Canada as an apothecary in 1953 where she met and married Peter. She led a full and rich life, living in South Africa, sailing the Greek Islands, hiking in the Alps, cooking gourmet family meals, tending her beautiful English garden, expressing her artistic talent in her pottery and painting, and talking world events. She had a love of art, graduating from University of Toronto with a degree in Art and Art History at the age of 60. She was a docent at the Art Gallery of Ontario for many years and a long time active member of St Jude's church. She was a member of the Altar Guild and found great sustenance in her faith. Her Bible study group was very meaningful to her, and the prayer shawl the group made for her during her illness never left her side. She is survived by three sisters in Canada, and a brother and three sisters in Ireland. Much appreciation and thanks for the tremendous help and support of family, many Friends, and doctors and nurses at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. There will be a celebration of Florence's life on Friday January 18 at 2: 00 p.m., at Saint_Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William St, Oakville, with a reception following at The Oakville Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint_Jude's Anglican Church or the Ontario Lung Association (www.on.lung.ca) would be appreciated by the family.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-17 published
STEINBERG, Frances
Died January 16, 2008. Dearly loved aunt of Maxine (SAUNDERS) SPRINGER (Don), David SAUNDERS (Mary) and Terri LIPMAN (Robert WEBSTER.) Great-aunt of Nathan and Samuel WEBSTER. Devoted sister of the late Ruth SAUNDERS. Extended family Diane and Pam TAMES. Dear friend, Anne WOHL. A graveside service Pardes Shalom Cemetery, for information, call Hebrew Basic Burial 416-780-0596.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-06 published
WEBSTER, Diana (née GRAHAM)
Peacefully, on Friday, February 1, 2008, in the Palliative Care Unit of the Vancouver General Hospital. Beloved wife of Will, mother of Sean and Tara, mother-in-law to Christine and grandmother of her sweetheart Madison. Diana was a sunny, cheerful woman who tackled life's round with kindness, enthusiasm and good humour. Among her extended family, Auntie Di was legendary for her generosity and oceans of affection. Born on April 23, 1943 in Trail, British Columbia, daughter of the late Bob and Babs GRAHAM, Diana lived and worked in Vancouver, then Toronto, where she met and married William WEBSTER of Sherbrooke, Québec. The family later moved to Vancouver. She leaves her husband, children, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, also sister Lori WERRY of Dunrobin, Ontario, with husband David and son Matthew, sister Debbie GRAHAM of Abbotsford, British Columbia, brother-in-law Norman WEBSTER of Montreal with wife Pat and children David, Andrew, Derek, Gillian and Hilary, and sister-in-law Maggie GALLAGHER of Oakville, Ontario, with husband Tom and children Karen, Matthew, Kerry and Casey. Diana requested no funeral be held, but a celebration of her life is being planned for family and Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Variety - The Children's Charity, Tent 47, 4300 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 6C6.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-19 published
Windsor Spitfires captain RENAUD dies
Calgary Flames' draft choice was 19
By Allan MAKI, Page S1
Family Day was supposed to be fun and relaxing for the Windsor Spitfires. Instead of practising, the players were scheduled to appear at the Windsor Arena throughout the afternoon and skate leisurely with Friends and fans of the Ontario Hockey League team.
Spitfires captain Mickey RENAUD, 19, had decided to have a few teammates over to his family home in Tecumseh, Ontario, for breakfast before heading to the arena known affectionately as the Barn.
But in the midst of an enjoyable morning, something went horribly wrong. RENAUD began convulsing, then passed out. An ambulance was called while efforts were made to revive the stricken teen.
By the time he was taken to the Windsor Regional Hospital, it was too late. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound centre was gone and a family, a team and corners of the hockey world were thrust into mourning.
"We're in a state of shock," said Tom WEBSTER, a family friend who twice coached the Spitfires and was responsible for getting the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames to draft RENAUD in the fifth round in 2007. "I don't know how to describe it. Just seeing the guys at the rink, the staff, everyone in the organization, it's really difficult to deal with. I feel just like I lost a son."
Spitfires team physician Roy DIKLICH outlined yesterday's medical efforts in a statement that said RENAUD was "absent of vital signs" when the player reached hospital. "All attempts were made at resuscitations and were unsuccessful at the emergency room."
According to a family contact, an autopsy was planned for last night to try to learn what happened to the seemingly healthy young man renowned for his character as much as his ability to play hockey.
RENAUD was in his third season with the Spitfires and beginning to assert himself as a leader. It was that trait that had the Flames looking fondly to the future.
"He was a guy who gave you a little of everything - penalty killing, he could play on the power play, he could hit," Flames scout Todd Button said. "The thing that struck me was his leadership, especially with a young team. He got the job done."
Moe MANTHA, who signed RENAUD to play for the Spitfires, recalled RENAUD's smarts, how good he was with and without the puck. MANTHA said he could tell RENAUD came from a hockey family.
"He was a very good athlete in very good shape and we were looking for that to help turn things around," MANTHA said. "I met with his mom and dad before training camp. The apple didn't fall far from the tree. They're a first-class, genuine family. I feel so badly for them."
Mark RENAUD played 152 games in the National Hockey League, most of them with the Hartford Whalers, as a solid defenceman. Mark's brother, Chris, played in the American Hockey League and was coached by Webster.
"I can't say enough good things about this young man," Webster said of Mickey. "I compare him to Adam Graves. In '88, we went to the Memorial Cup with Adam. Mickey could have been that way next year or maybe this year. He always came to the rink with a smile on his face."
RENAUD's death was felt in Uniondale, where New York Islanders head coach Ted Nolan, whose son, Jordan, plays for the Spitfires, wasn't behind the bench for the first period when his team played the San Jose Sharks. Nolan needed time to talk to his son and compose himself.
"He was my son's teammate and good friend, and it was tragic," Nolan said. "Sometimes there are a lot more important things than a hockey game."
The Spitfires are supposed to play host to the Plymouth Whalers on Thursday. There was no news yesterday whether the game will be played and when a memorial service for RENAUD will be held.
"I'd like to go pay my respects," said former teammate Mitch MAUNU, who now plays for Lakehead University. "To hear about him passing, it's heartbreaking. He was such a great guy, so full of life and energy. He had so much in front of him.
"It's incomprehensible [that he's gone], that's the best word to describe it."
RENAUD had attended the Flames' training camp last September and had scored 21 goals and 20 assists in 56 games this Ontario Hockey League season. He was in the lineup on Sunday when Windsor defeated Owen Sound 4-1.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
WEBSTER, Mary Allinson
Mary passed away peacefully at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville on March 16, 2008, after a full life of ninety years. Dearest wife and companion of Leonard (Len) WEBSTER for nearly 64 years, loving Mother of Carolyn, Ralph and James (Jim), and fondly remembered as 'Gram' to Matthew, Juliane, Seth, Anna, Scott, Marc and Kate. She was born in Windermere, England, educated at London University in England, and served as a commissioned officer with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in World War 2. She met Flight Lieutenant WEBSTER in January 1944 at Royal Air Force Deal, Kent where they were in charge of a secret Royal Air Force Pathfinder bombing control system. They were married in London, August 1944 during an air raid that damaged the church property and nearly cancelled the wedding. The family moved to Stratford, Ontario in 1951. She was educated as a teacher and disciplined as an air force officer, and she easily adjusted to the role of being mother, teacher, trainer and mentor of her three children; tutoring with homework, insisting on family values, encouraging independence, moral discipline and good work habits. 'An English upbringing', according to her daughter. Her family fondly remembers her passion for knitting, artistic needlework, reading, and her wide knowledge of flowers and birds. A gifted athlete during her university years, she was a member of the first teams in tennis, field hockey and swimming. An accomplished golfer, curler, and a keen bridgeplayer. A resident of Oakville and Mississauga, and a former president of the Ladies' Section at the Missisaugua Golf Club. A celebration of Mary's life will be held by her family at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to Ian Anderson House Hospice Oakville, or charity of your choice.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
WEBSTER, Matthew Clark
With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Matthew WEBSTER on March 15, 2008, 24 years, the beloved son of Kathy WEBSTER of Dawson City, and Arthur WEBSTER of Whitehorse, Yukon. Matt is mourned and will be greatly missed by his large extended family and his many Friends in Dawson City, Vancouver, Toronto, and elsewhere across Canada. Predeceased by his maternal grandparents Eleanor and Frank LANE of Burnaby, he is survived by his paternal grandparents Arthur and Mary WEBSTER of Toronto, his sisters Arbor and Lauren of Whitehorse, his aunts and uncles Jim and Mary Ann LANE of Coquitlam, Marion LANE and Bill IRVINE of Toronto, Mary and Michael CHRUS of Toronto, and his adoring cousins and cousins-in-law: Jeffrey, Laura, Tanya, James, Chris, Laura, Russell, Michael, Laura, Matthew, Marisa, Suzanne, Ben, Jonquille, Carl, and Sara. Matt will also be particularly missed by his godmother 'aunt' Shirley PENNELL and by Bonnie and Chuck BARBER of Dawson City. Matt was enthustiastic, generous, upbeat, everoptimistic, and a friend to all who knew him. A memorial service will take place Monday, March 24 at 2: 00 p.m. at East Burnaby United Church, 7772 Graham Avenue, between Canada Way and 6th Street, one block south of 16th Avenue, in East Burnaby. The funeral service will take place in Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Dawson City on Saturday, March 29, at 3: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to The Yukon Foundation, P.O. box 31622, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 6L2 for a Matthew Webster Scholarship for study in the trades. Columbia-Bowell Funeral Chapel 604-521-4881.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-10 published
KINGSMILL, Nicol George Webster
At home in Toronto in his 70th year. son of the late Lt. Col. Nicol KINGSMILL, E.D., Q.C. and Kathleen Alice Mary WEBSTER. Predeceased by his sister, Sara (Sally) Elizabeth KINGSMILL (1992.) Beloved Father of Sara Helen Helling (née KINGSMILL) and her husband Glen, and Nicol Christian KINGSMILL and his wife Marta. Granddad to Maitland, Rachel, Hanna and Ryan. Nic suffered from congenital heart disease all his life and through good times and bad was sustained by the loyalty and love of his many Friends, especially Joseph CAIRNS, also by his late uncle, D'Arcy KINGSMILL and aunt, Mary SEAGRAM. Sincere gratitude to Doctor Douglas CAMERON and Doctor Eric KOTZER and Annabelle for their many years of care. Nic was educated at Upper Canada College (Class of '57), McGill University and Ryerson University. He was a former journalist with "The Hamilton Spectator", "The Toronto Telegram", and "Southam Business Publications". He was the 25th generation of his family from 1273 which came to Canada in 1827 and a fourth generation member of Saint_James Cathedral at King and Church, where his funeral will take place on Saturday April 12th at 11 a.m. Donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-12 published
CONNELL, Ruth (née CONNELL)
Peacefully at the Connell Homestead with family and caregivers, on Friday, April 11, 2008 in her 92nd year. Born in Haileybury, Ontario, daughter of William Harold CONNELL and Ruth WEBSTER. Loving wife of the late Earl B. CONNELL. Dear mother of Sarah Jane (Richard) DUMBRILLE, Hally (Hugh) SIDDONS, Norah (Christopher) ROGERS and Martin CONNELL. Dear grandmother of Hal (Monika,) Sarah and Charles DUMBRILLE, Elizabeth and Connell SIDDONS and Alexandra CONNELL. Great-grandmother of Lillian DUMBRILLE. Predeceased by grand_son Andrew ROGERS. Friends may call at Grant Brown Funeral Home Purcell Chapel, Spencerville on Wednesday, April 16 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Spencerville United Church on Thursday, April 17 at 1: 30 p.m. with interment following at Oakland Cemetery, Brockville. Memorial donations to the EBC Education Fund of the Brockville General Hospital, Kemptville District Hospital Foundation, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-01 published
WEBSTER, Matthew Clark
The family of the late Matthew Clark WEBSTER wishes to express sincere appreciation for the overwhelming support we have received from so many since Matthew's accident. Your kindness, expressions of sympathy and generosity have sustained us through a very difficult time, and will never be forgotten.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-24 published
ATKIN, John Hamilton " Jack"
Born August 12, 1928 in Leamington, Ontario; died peacefully on May 19, 2008 in his 80th year, exactly 10 days after accepting the news of the extent of his cancer with courage and dignity - the same realistic way he dealt with every other challenge he faced throughout his life, particularly during his last few years with limited mobility and multiple health issues (to quote him, this was just another 'curve ball'). He was surrounded during his last days by love, family, Friends, music, and of course, Flowers. Needless to say, he was telling jokes right up to his last hours of consciousness. He was much loved and will be missed by his children Greg and Carolyn ATKIN, Jay and Mary Maureen ATKIN, Virginia ATKIN and Keith AMBACHTSHEER, and Jacqui ATKIN and Laurie FRASER; his grandchildren Melissa ATKIN and Mike RYAN, Sean and Lori ATKIN and Peter AMBACHTSHEER. He was also very close to and will be missed by his sisters Jane JOHNSON, Bette SHARPE and Ruth STOREY. There are also numerous nieces and nephews who lovingly remember their Uncle Jack, cousins, a multitude of Friends, and a brother Bill. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Edith (JACKSON) ATKIN, his step-mother Agatha (WILSON) ATKIN his brother Don ATKIN, his brothers-in-law, far too many Friends, and his soulmate, Mary (ROBERTSON) BLAIR, with whom he is now reunited. Always a visionary, Jack was a pioneer in the growing, mass marketing and distribution of flowers throughout his career. He was one of the first flower producers to introduce the sale of potted plants and cut flowers to major food chains and department stores. In carrying on the family business that his father started (Atkin's Flowers, then Yoder-Atkin), he advanced the year-round propagation and sale of chrysanthemum cuttings to North American markets, and was a great believer in plant breeders' rights. His innovation for packaging and distribution led the way for the success that exists in today's flower industry. He also started the direct sales business at Ontario Flower Growers. Known as 'Action Jackson', he was also an avid volunteer in numerous organizations - he was one of the founders of the Cecil Delworth Foundation and the Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation, a strong supporter of Flowers Canada and The Canadian Horticulture Council, and served on the Board of the Royal Winter Fair when they introduced the flower show into the annual program. Jack has always been recognized by the flower industry of North America and has been given many awards for his contributions over the years. He was also involved in building the Leamington District Memorial Hospital in the 1950s. His interests included having the best garden in town, curling, Kinsmen, tennis, barbershop singing, playing cards, scotch, dancing (even in his wheelchair) and more recently being a Claremont Calendar guy! Jack was always proud of the lifelong Friendships he made along the way with so many people, including his colleagues, most of his clients, and his competitors. His life was about 'caring and sharing'. He will be remembered by his 'power of positive thinking' approach to life, his loyalty and Friendship, the flowers he always had for everyone, and his lifelong ambition to make people smile. Jack's family is very grateful to Lynn WEBSTER, Natalie COPPOLINO and the entire Staff of The Claremont Retirement Residence for making the last few years of his life so happy (and the Residents, too); to Doctor Mary GOSPODAROWICZ of The Princess Margaret Hospital, and Dianne WILLIAMS and all of the very special Palliative Care Nurses at Saint Michael's Hospital for their care and compassion in easing the pain for Dad, and helping his family through this last part of his journey Dr. Gary MAY and the Gastro-Intestinal Team at Saint Michael's Hospital as well as Doctor Carmen MUELLER and Doctor Catherine WONG. Arrangements handled by The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, North York. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto on Tuesday, June 17 at 3: 00 p.m. While there will definitely be flowers, we ask that those interested in making a donation to remember Jack do so either to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (1.866.224.6560 or www.pmhf.ca) or to The Jack Atkin Memorial Fund at the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 (payable to the University of Guelph). We are setting up a 'Jack Atkin Memories' website - you can email jacqui.atkin@sympatico.ca to send us your stories and photos, and to be added to get on our website announcement mailing list. We will all miss Jack's warmth, love of life, and jokes! It Was A Great Ride!

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
PERKINS, William Acheson
On Friday, May 30th, 2008, surrounded by family, following a courageous fight awaiting a liver transplant, at the age of 69 years. He will be dearly missed by wife Joan (TAILOR/TAYLOR) and children Andrew (Jeannie), Jonathan (Eileen) and Mary Caroline. Dearly loved Pa of grand_sons Declan and Ben PERKINS and granddaughter Amelia PERKINS. Beloved son to Joseph and Doris (TAGGART) PERKINS, both deceased, and son-in-law to Anna (Taylor) COLEMAN. Loyal and loving brother to Sherle PERKINS and Harry PERKINS (deceased,) and brother-in-law to Liz WEBSTER. Esteemed and loving uncle to Heather PERKINS- McVEY (David), Karen BROSSO (Brian), Kathy PERKINS and Joe PERKINS (Tammy); Mark (Michelle), Barry (Patricia), and Harry (Katie) WEBSTER. Greatly loved by many grand nieces and nephews. Graduated and earned his B.Comm. from McGill University (1963), where he played varsity football and proud brother in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Bill had a distinguished business career in transportation leading Taggart Service Limited as part of the Perkins family group of businesses, in warehousing, and in real estate sales with Coldwell Banker Sarazen Realty. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair and son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Saint_James Anglican Church on Wednesday at 11: 30 a.m. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to Saint_James Anglican Church, Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, Ottawa Hospital, Civic Site (I.C.U.) or the Trillium Gift of Life Foundation. Condolences to the family may be made at www.blairandson.com

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-16 published
WEBSTER, Robert Duglas Hercules
October 4, 1907 to the birth date of his immortality, July 16, 1982. Highly responsible, faithful and true gentleman of honour, integrity and brilliance. "I always liked, admired and respected Bob." "Anyone who ever knew Bob at all well must have been enriched by him." Greatly blessed mentally, morally, physically, spiritually, athletically, first class scholarship winner, intellectually independent, Assistant Comptroller, 43 year employee Manufacturers Life. Intently striving for perfection, excellence, steadfast, courageous fighter for justice, in the presence of pervasive pusillanimity and nescience neither doing violence or accusing falsely, denigrating, discrediting the dead, coveting, usurping, betraying ("Why? What evil hath he done? I see no fault in this man
for envy.") Nor sanctioning shadenfreude, lug und trug, slander, insobriety, barbaric fornication, anomy, inanity, conversation with a liar has to be, moral turpitude, with unfailing wit, wisdom and humour, courtesy, civility, compassion and charity for all. "Bob was always a gentleman." "Beloved think it not strange concerning the fiery trial that was to try you as though some strange thing happened unto you but rejoice, your flesh is fresher than a childs, you've returned to the days of your youth and you see His face with joy." Yours is my heart alone, here and in the life hereafter. "What an awfully nice and good man he was!" "He that hath His commandments and keepeth them." Honest man, the noblest of all.

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WEBSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Margaret
After a brief illness, passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in her 99th year. Margaret, loving Auntie of Penny and her husband Brian STRIPP, Jim WEBSTER, Adam and Melissa, Nathan and Sarah and Elliott STRIPP. Predeceased by her sister Helen and her husband Ernie WEBSTER. Friends may pay their respects at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service complete in the Morris Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Spring interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Newtonville. Donations to Memorial Hospital Foundation Bowmanville would be gratefully appreciated.

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