WEIBE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
WATSON, Robert Athur James " Bob"
Robert Arthur James WATSON "Bob" 74, of Sweetwater Golf and Tennis Club, Haines City, Florida, passed away on Thursday December 20th, 2007, from a brief illness, at the Heart of Florida Hospital, in Davenport, Florida. Bob was born on August 26th, 1934 in Saint_John, Newfoundland. Predeceased by his parents, Robert WATSON Sr., and Dorothy WATSON (née HANSON) and his wife Roslyn Pearl WATSON (Lyn,) (née MUNRO.) Bob was a long term member at Cedar Springs Golf and Community Club, Burlington, Ontario, and he enjoyed the sunny weather of Sweetwater, Haines City, Florida, during the winter months. Bob had an abundant life with close ties to his family. He is loved and will be missed by his sister Joan WALTON and husband John, and his brother Jim WATSON and wife Beverly. Bob's three daughters, Jennifer, Jill and her husband Simon GAUCI, and Julie and her husband Justin WEIBE, are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of their father. Bob is also survived by six grandchildren: Emily, Brennan, Riley, Zoe, Ethan and Seth. Bob (aka the Corn King) adored his grandchildren and was often seen telling them funny stories, taking them for golf cart rides and giving them a tickle-time. Bob was also a special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews from the west coast and the Ottawa valley. The family wishes to express a special thanks to their father's companion, June Jones, a resident of Sweetwater, for her kindness and loving Friendship with Bob over the past few years. Bob was a loyal employee of McBee Inc. (1964-1981) and of Safeguard Business Systems (1981-1993). As proprietor of 'Watson Mills', he designed and produced original pepper mills and kitchen accessories that stand out as fine examples of form and function. Bob was a passionate golfer winning senior tournaments at both Sweetwater and Cedar Springs. He also served as president and treasurer of Cedar Springs during his 25 years as a member, where numerous Friends enjoyed his sense of humour, companionship and commitment. Bob appreciated the good things in life such as wine, Montreal smoked meat, seafood, Canadian cheese, nature, art, craftsmanship, hard work and loyalty. In lieu family Bob's service of a funeral service the has decided to honor life with a memorial in July, 2008.

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WEICHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-07 published
JACKSON, Cecil
Peacefully on April 4th, Cecil slipped from his wife's arms into the Lords. Cec, 83 years old was dearly loved by his wife of 51 years, Betty Lou and his family; John and Bev, Jake and Julie (WEICHE,) Bruce and Jeannette; grandchildren Shawn, Jason, Shamus, Taylor and Ashley and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Celeste, Chad and Cameron. After his service in the Navy, Cec worked for Bell Canada and retired after 38 years. Cec enjoyed jazz music, bird watching, fishing and time in Algonquin Park. A sincere and heart felt thank you is extended to the 4th floor nursing staff at University Hospital for their wonderful care and support for Cec and his family during this time. The staff at the McCormick Home - Alzheimer Outreach Program and Veterans Affairs are also deeply thanked. Cremation has already taken place. At Cec's request there will be no services held. You are invited to share memorable times with the family by emailing; ju.weiche@sympatico.ca. In lieu of flowers we ask you to please consider making a charitable donation to the London Humane Society or the Alzheimer Society. As Cec "Takes the A Train" we will always remember what Duke Ellington said "Love Ya Madly".

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WEICHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
JACKSON, Cecil
Peacefully on April 4th, Cecil slipped from his wife's arms into the Lords. Cec, 83 years old was dearly loved by his wife of 51 years, Betty Lou and his family; John and Bev, Jake and Julie (WEICHE,) Bruce and Jeannette; grandchildren Shawn, Jason, Shamus, Taylor and Ashley and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Celeste, Chad and Cameron. After his service in the Navy, Cec worked for Bell Canada and retired after 38 years. Cec enjoyed jazz music, bird watching, fishing and time in Algonquin Park. A sincere and heart felt thank you is extended to the 4th floor nursing staff at University Hospital for their wonderful care and support for Cec and his family during this time. The staff at the McCormick Home - Alzheimer Outreach Program and Veterans Affairs are also deeply thanked. Cremation has already taken place. At Cec's request there will be no services held. You are invited to share memorable times with the family by emailing; ju.weiche@sympatico.ca. In lieu of flowers we ask you to please consider making a charitable donation to the London Humane Society or the Alzheimer Society. As Cec "Takes the A Train" we will always remember what Duke Ellington said "Love Ya Madly".

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WEICKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-18 published
VOGEL, Carl
Peacefully, at University Hospital on Wednesday July 16, 2008, Carl passed away in his 80th year. Carl was a well-known bricklayer and stonemason which was his specialty. Beloved husband of Joanne. Loving father of Tim (Donna), Vicky HOPKINS (Jack), Maureen WALMSLEY (Glenn). Dear grandpa of 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Bill VOGEL, Barbara MATTHIES, and Margaret WEICKER. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Barbara VOGEL, and his siblings Robert, Harold, Arnetta YOUNGBLUT, and Helen FAULHAFER. Friends and family will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 19997 Dundas Street East, London for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations to the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 746 Colborne Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3Z7 or the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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WEIDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-24 published
WEIDER, Helena (1906-2008)
Helena died peacefully on January 22, 2008, in her 102nd year at Bay Haven Senior Care Community in Collingwood. This remarkable woman was married to Jozo WEIDER, with whom she founded the Blue Mountain Resort in 1941, which they developed into Ontario's leading ski resort, along with Blue Mountain Pottery. Blue Mountain Pottery also became a major business until it was sold by the WEIDERs in 1965. Helena married Jozo in 1936, after ski vacations at his mountain chalet in Slovakia. The family immigrated to Canada in 1939 and arrived at Blue Mountain in 1941 after stints of homesteading in the Peace River district in British Columbia and ski instructing in Quebec. After Jozo's tragic death in 1971, Helena applied her great energy and ability to traveling and writing and assisting her considerable extended family. She learned to speak and write in Spanish during a long sojourn on the south coast of Spain, where she renovated homes and wrote two books, Mountain Ballad, a narrative poem and Tales from Andalucia, a collection of short stories. On her return to Canada she continued to write and completed a memoir for her family near the end of her life. Helena was crushed when she lost her twin daughters Katherine CANNING and Anna MARIK in 2007, but she retained her indomitable spirit to the end. She is survived by her children George and Helen; their spouses Barbara WEIDER and Don McGILLIVRAY sons-in law Gordon CANNING and Josef MARIK; grandchildren Andrea CANNING, Tessa and Tony MARIK, Alec, James and Gillian McGILLIVRAY, Katherine and Michael WEIDER. She also leaves seven great-grandchildren. The family has made private funeral arrangements, but Friends of the family are welcome to attend a memorial gathering planned for later this year. This is to be held at the Village Conference Centre at Blue Mountain on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. In place of flowers please consider a donation to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation, (705) 444-8645. The family is deeply grateful to Helena's physician, Doctor Peter SAVAGE, and to the staff at Bay Haven, who provided affectionate care during Helena's years there. Friends may visit Mrs. WEIDER's on-line book of condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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WEIDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-29 published
The first lady of Blue Mountain faced ups and downs beyond the slopes
Forced from a Slovak idyll, she adapted to Canada, helped build a resort and became an author
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- Helena WEIDER was known as the first lady of Blue Mountain. Nearing her 100th birthday, she could still be seen strolling along the streets of Collingwood, Ontario, her knapsack bulging with fruit and vegetables picked up in local shops.
"That's Jozo WEIDER's widow," people would say, recalling the other half of the couple who built the successful Ontario ski resort in 1941, overcoming poverty, the language gap and xenophobia after immigrating to Canada from wartime Czechoslovakia.
Blue Mountain's history is an immigrant success story. Starting with a single hill and a chalet, the pair spent 30 years developing Blue Mountain, which became a multimillion-dollar resort that remains in the family today, shared with Intrawest ULC. But like the ski hills Ms. WEIDER helped to create, her life was full of ups and downs.
Helena Uhrova WEIDER was born in Bohemia while it was still under the rule of Austria-Hungary, part of the Hapsburg dynasty. Her father was the town's only architect. He died when she was 2 and her stepfather, also an architect, died six years later. Her stepfather's funeral took place on June 28, 1914, the same day Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo. During their brief time together, her stepfather often took Helena into the mountains, where she developed a passion that grew to define her life.
In 1926, she entered the University of Prague, a radical venture for a young woman at that time, and took a job after graduation at a government insurance company for the working class. It was because of a generous gift from her boss - a ski holiday in the mountains - that she met Joseph (Jozo) WEIDER at his tiny ski resort in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia in March, 1934.
In those days, there were no lifts or tows; skiers had to climb 2½ hours up the 1,400-metre slope. Helena was initially charmed by a sign the entrepreneurial Mr. WEIDER left beside a pile of bricks at the bottom of the slope, asking each person to kindly cart one brick up the mountain for the chalet's chimney. After a few days on the slopes and a few nights chatting by the fire, Mr. WEIDER surprised her with a proposal of marriage. "I think, Helena, we should get married. You love mountains and I have them," he said.
So it was that, one spring morning, they dressed in their finest ski pants and schussed down the mountain for their wedding. "Among the last mounds of snow, the snowdrops blossomed profusely," Ms. WEIDER said in her memoir, written when she was 96. "Jozo picked a bunch and pinned the wedding bouquet on my shirt."
Later, they repeated the descent into the village, this time for the birth of their son George. In the dead of night, Jozo outfitted a sled with chains, attached a thick mattress and a tumble of blankets, and settled Helena between the sheets. She wrote of munching a sandwich between contractions.
"When the pains came, I would stop chewing. It was usually at the most dangerous parts of the descent… among the 80 guests we had [at the ski lodge], two of them had just become medical doctors, and they skied beside us to be ready for an emergency."
She ran the resort while Mr. WEIDER taught skiing techniques and led treks in the mountains. Après-ski time was spent either making music - he played the accordion - or watching ski films in the chalet. But their good fortune was interrupted by war.
In early 1939, with Hitler poised to march on Prague, the two found themselves separated. Ms. WEIDER was in Slovakia while her husband was in England promoting the resort. Unable to return to Czechoslovakia, he applied to have his family immigrate to rural Canada as refugees, and encouraged Ms. WEIDER to take a crash course in cow-milking. But before she got a chance to take hold of an udder, she received a telegram from her husband saying: "Do not milk, sweetheart, come."
While her sister Jarmila turned the Slovakian chalet into a shelter for Czech resistance fighters, the WEIDERs joined a group of 160 Sudeten German families departing from the port of Southampton, England. Their ship, the Duchess of Athol, arrived in Quebec City in June and the family was immediately sent by rail to B.C.'s Peace River district, near the Yukon border.
The settlement was run by the Canadian Pacific Railway and was in primitive surroundings, for which Ms. WEIDER's Girl Scout training prepared her well. Water was a particular luxury. Each day, a team of three people filled heavy barrels at the river, formed a human chain and passed buckets up the steep hill to a waiting wagon.
In 1940, daughter Helen was born. Delivering a baby in this remote settlement was a tremendous challenge. There was one hospital within a large territory; farmers brought their pregnant wives to town from miles away, long before they were due to give birth.
Shortly after the birth, Mr. WEIDER was hired by the Canadian Pacific Railway to work as a ski instructor attached to the Château Frontenac in Quebec City. Ms. WEIDER remained behind, caring for two babies, milking cows, baking bread and fetching water, while she learned English from a well-thumbed Eaton's catalogue. Later that year, she and the children joined Mr. WEIDER at another Quebec ski lodge.
In 1941, they were convinced by Peter CAMPBELL, a Toronto lawyer and future senator, to move to Central Ontario and run the fledgling operation at Blue Mountain, certain that Canadian skiing could be more than just Whistler and the Laurentians.
In Collingwood, "We lived in a community of farmers who were suspicious of foreigners, especially since we worked on Sundays - God's day! But Jozo soon won them over, and later they happily worked on ski weekends to add some cash to their income while the fields lay dead," she wrote. Twin daughters Anna and Katherine arrived in late 1942.
Some of the stories about Blue Mountain's origins have almost become Ontario legends: the rapid growth of profitable ski hills from what had been a farming and shipbuilding town; the ski train's daily runs to the hills from Toronto, complete with sing-alongs being picked up at the Craigleith depot by Mr. WEIDER and his horse-drawn sleigh. There was the "Red Devil" sled, which carted skiers up the slopes, and green days before snow-making machines. (Mr. WEIDER installed one of Ontario's first.)
In 1971, however, Mr. WEIDER was killed in an automobile accident on his way to Toronto. Ms. WEIDER grieved so deeply that she stopped skiing. But her love for mountains continued. Sixty-five years old, she left the resort's operation to son George, and moved to the small village of Nerja, in the Almijara range of southern Spain, where she lived for the next decade and a half.
"For a long time, [Ms. WEIDER] was the only woman who ever climbed Mount Cielo," said her friend Christina Mackenzie, who lived in the same village. "She was very talented; she bought one of the three little villas on a hill - the highest one. She was very gifted at seeing the potential of a building."
She became fluent in Spanish, renovated two houses and wrote two books: Tales from Andalucia and The Mountain Ballad. But in 1986, she decided to return to Ontario. Her family built a house for her at the foot of Blue Mountain, and from there she took many road trips, including to the Yukon at the age of 85. In 2002, she began her memoir.
"A long time ago I made a resolution to bring the story of my life to paper, so as to let my children know their roots on their mother's side. Lying in bed in the predawn darkness of my 96th birthday, I realized with a jolt that I could not postpone it any longer," she wrote.
But there were still many years left in her life - years in which she wandered among the skiers, resort-users and locals. George WEIDER suggests that a possible reason for her death was primarily because she had lost the will to live after her twin daughters died of cancer in 2007.
Helena Uhrova WEIDER was born October 6, 1906, in Nymburk, Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. She died of natural causes in Collingwood, Ontario, on January 22, 2008. She was 101. She is survived by her son George and daughter Helen, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by husband Jozo WEIDER and daughters Katherine and Anna.

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WEIGAL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
BESTALL, Stephanie Anna (née DOMAGALY)
Stephanie passed away at home in London, Ontario on June 26, 2008, loving her husband Pat "til the 12th of never" and very proud of her son Sean. Born in Munich, Germany August 17, 1947. Married in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on September 17, 1965 to W. Patrick BESTALL, son of the late Clare BESTALL and Al BESTALL who started CKCY radio and the world's first phone in talk show. She never stopped praying with love for her now deceased parents Anne KOVACS and Zoltan KOVACS, (of whom she was so proud for his success as father and active member of the community) for her brothers and sisters, still living, Mark CHOJNOWSKI, Leon CHOJNOWSKI, Stanley CHOJNOWSKI, Gabriel GARNISS, Susan WEIGAL and "Toots" KOVACS; and finally for her aunt in Calgary Maggie GENNINGS. She wanted us to remember her great affection for her uncle Dirk, her nieces Lori and Cathy, "mom Vi" and Art, and for Friends of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in London ("Cathy the best thing you ever gave me was godchildren"). During her last days of suffering from cancer, Stephanie said she hoped all the foster children she cared for since 1976 will be as blessed as she was by a Heavenly Father who doesn't know the meaning of defeat. Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2008 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Rd. North, with prayers at 7: 30 p.m. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle, corner of Fallons Lane and Huron St. (the round church east of Highbury), followed by a reception at the church. Private family burial at Woodland Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers to the St. Vincent de Paul Society to which Stephanie gave love, time and hope. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WEIGAND o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-11 published
KENNEDY, Irene Agnes (HOGGARTH)
On January 9, 2008, surrounded by the love of her family, Irene Agnes (HOGGARTH) KENNEDY of Grand Bend, age 93. Beloved wife of the late E. Clarke KENNEDY (1985.) Loved mother of Jean and Don WEIGAND of Dashwood, Mary Lynne KENNEDY- McGREGOR and Doctor Bob MARSDEN of Owen Sound, Elizabeth KENNEDY of Vancouver, Doctor James KENNEDY and Doctor Cathy BARR of Toronto. Loved nanny of Brent and Lesley HAMILTON, James McGREGOR and fiancee Jennifer VINCENT, all of Edmonton, Stuart McGREGOR of Owen Sound, Jennifer and Andy GRUBB of Amherstburg, Amanda and Scott Hardy of London and great-grandma of Elizabeth HAMILTON, Bergen HAMILTON, Nolan GRUBB, Lane HARDY and soon-to-be-two new great-grandchildren. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her sisters Mary BARBOUR, Gertrude FLEAR, brothers Don and Herb HOGGARTH. Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Grand Bend United Church, Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 12 noon. Private family interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation “Grandmothers in Africa”, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, Grand Bend United Church Mission and Service or charity of choice would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WEILER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-23 published
BRADY, Frances Mary Geraldine "Gerry" (née O'BRIEN)
The beloved bride of 66 years of Charles (Charlie) Thomas BRADY passed away peacefully at Toronto in her 93rd year on January 21st, 2008. Gerry was born in 1915 in Dixie, Ontario. Predeceased by her loving son Patrick (Lynn). She will be forever missed by her children Brenda COSTELLO (Boone), Peter (Beth), Mary Ann, Margaret, Brigid (Stephen) and Timothy. Loving grandmother of Patrick BRADY and Martha BERNEY (Mark); Droughan, Darryl and Allison (Rob) COSTELLO; Ryan and Conor BRADY; and David and William HOUSE. Greatgrandmother of Jacob, Kaitlyn and Sarah BERNEY. Loving sister-in-law to Beverley O'BRIEN and Shelagh O'BRIEN. Gerry was predeceased by her parents Florence (MILEY) and Donel and by siblings Eileen (PHELAN), Miley, Charles, Brendan, Elizabeth (Betty McGOEY,) Laureen (WEILER,) Edward and George. She will undoubtedly miss the many updates from the O'BRIEN, McGoey, Weiler, Phelan and Taylor clans. Like ripples radiating outward on the waters of Lake Joseph, her heart and mind reached ever outward in curiosity, interest and love, making connections that she always remembered. Funeral service to be held on Thursday, January 24th at 11 a.m. at St. Anselm Church, 1 MacNaughton Road, Toronto, M4G 3H3. Gerry will rest at Mount Peace Cemetery, Dixie, which was founded by her father, Donel O'BRIEN. Gerry's life was enhanced and her spirit was lifted through the attentive care provided by her nephew Doctor Paul O'BRIEN. The family wishes to acknowledge the loving Friendship and care provided by Fatma FAEED over the past two years. We also thank Vicky JOHNSON at the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, Andri at Community Care East York and the compassionate and loving angels at Saint Michael's Hospital Palliative Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Care East York, 840 Coxwell Avenue, Suite #303, Toronto M4C 5T2, 416-422-2026, or on-line at www.ccey.org. Condolences and memories may be for warded through www.humphreymiles.com

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WEILER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-23 published
MAGNUSON, Rose Emma (née BELIVEAU)
On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, Rose Emma MAGNUSON passed away peacefully in her 91st year. Beloved wife for almost sixty years of the late Edgar Theodore MAGNUSON. Dear mother of Karen WEILER, mother-in-law of Bobby and grandmother of Nancy and Catherine. Sister of the late Patricia CROTEAU and the late Madgella CHAMBERS. Survived by sister Beatrice GENDRON, 93, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Rose spent most of her life in Saskatchewan and enjoyed such outdoor activities as gardening, picking wild berries, fishing, boating and swimming. The long Saskatchewan winters turned her into an avid bridge player and she became a Life Master. Another favourite pastime was listening to music and she loved any music that had a beat. After moving to Toronto, she spent many happy hours attending local concerts and musical shows, always perfectly turned out with hat and gloves. A feisty, independent senior, she eventually succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. The family wishes to express a very special thanks for their loving care, companionship and support, to her personal support worker, Neverlyn JAMES, and the other devoted members of her 24/7 team, Marialyn AGUILLON and Juvy BALQUIN. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Senior Persons Resident In North Toronto homecare program, the Victorian Order of Nurses, or the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital. The individuals within these organizations enabled Rose to end her days in dignity in her own surroundings. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted in Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Avenue (Yonge Street south of Lawrence Avenue), on Thursday at 11 a.m. In accordance with her wishes, Rose will be cremated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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WEIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
JOYCE, Darlene (WEIN)
At her late residence on Saturday, June 29, 2008 Darlene (WEIN) JOYCE of Clandeboye in her 49th year. Beloved wife of Bruce JOYCE. Dear mother of Tracy and Dave KIRK of Goderich, Rick GLENN of Lucan, Jeremy GLENN of Clandeboye, Justin GLENN and Tawnya DECLARK of Exeter, and Nicole and Jordan JOYCE all at home. Dear grandmother of Alyssa and Amanda; Destiny and Shyanna; Skye, Hunter and Dominic. Dear daughter of Marvin WEIN of Crediton and daughter-in-law of Lillian JOYCE of Lucan. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Gary and Diane WEIN of Exeter, Cheryl and Brian KENNEDY of Clinton, Sharon and Jim McLEOD of Centralia, Rick WEIN and Penney and Dan EASTABROOK all of Crediton. Darlene will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews and the JOYCE family. The family would like to thank Kim BAUMAN/BOWMAN and the Middlesex-Elgin Victorian Order of Nurses for their compassionate care. Cremation. A graveside service will be held at the Crediton Cemetery on Thursday, July 3rd at 11 a.m. with Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a trust fund that has been set up for Nicole and Jordan's future education would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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WEINBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-19 published
PRINCE, Sam
On Tuesday, June 17, 2008, peacefully at his home. Sam PRINCE, beloved husband of the late Dora PRINCE. Loving father and father-in-law of Jonas and Lynda, Irwin and Gail, and Cathy and Aaron KWINTER. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Harry and Alice PRINCE of St. Louis, and the late Sala WEINBERG. Devoted grandfather of Ryan and Jenny, Lauren, Jacqueline, Jason, Jennifer and Kevin, Sean, and Hilary. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Apter Society section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 18 Lower Village Gate #603. Memorial donations may be made to The Sam and Dora Prince Family Endowment for Perpetual Student Aid c/o Hebrew University 416-485-8000 in memory of Golda and Jonas Silberman, or to The Sam and Dora Prince Family Endowment Fund c/o Mt. Sinai Hospital, 416-586-4800, ext. 8290.

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WEINERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-11 published
COX, Kathryn A. Behan (1947-2008)
'Candy' to her many Friends and business associates, lost her 20 year battle with cancer and passed away in the Palliative unit of Bridgepoint Health Centre on April 9th, 2008 in her 61st year.
A graduate of York University, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Education Ministry's Business Supervisory Officers program, she worked for the Boards of Education for the City of Toronto, the City of York and the Toronto District School Board for a year following the amalgamation of the Metro Toronto School Boards. Specializing in the field of Communications and school board Administration, she held senior positions with both the York Board of Education and the Toronto District School Board. A pioneer in many innovative methods of keeping the community at large informed on school board activities, including for 15 years, during her time with the York Board, producing, directing and hosting a weekly half hour program on cable television centered on happenings throughout the York Board of Education. In 1985, she founded and was the founding President of a national organization catering to the interests of Communications Administrators in the education field.
In her retirement, as Vice President of C/W and Associates, she served as a volunteer Director of the Macaulay Child Development Centers, as a publications consultant to the Ontario Public School Boards Association, as editor of her condominium's newsletter and as an active member of the executive of the York Board of Education Employees' Alumni Association.
Candy will be sorely missed by Bob WEINERT, her husband and partner for the last 24 years; her brother Patrick BEHAN and his wife Anne; nephews David BEHAN, Jason VAIL and his wife Rita and their children Mason, Allesandra and Lilah of St. Catherine's; Matt VAIL and his wife Victoria of Victoria British Columbia; and her step-daughter, Margaret Ann LEES of Richmond Hill, Ontario
Friends may pay their respects from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 13th, 2008 at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street at Goulding, south of Steeles Ave.)
A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 14th, at 1.00 p.m. in the Chapel, to be followed by cremation and a private committal,
As an expression of sympathy, contributions may be made in Candy's name to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416 221 1159

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WEINMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
McLUHAN, Corinne (born LEWIS)
(April 11, 1912-April 4, 2008)
Died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Wychwood Park surrounded by her family. She was the beloved and loving wife and confidante of the late Marshall McLUHAN (1980;) dear sister of the late Carolyn Lewis WEINMAN (1996;) devoted and loving mother of Eric (Sabina ELLIS), Mary, Teri, Stephanie (Niels ORTVED), Elizabeth (Don MYERS,) and Michael (Danuta VALLEAU;) proud grandmother of Jennifer Colton THEUT, Emily McLuhan BOMS, Anna and Andrew McLUHAN, Claire and Madeleine McLuhan MYERS, Arthur, Mark, and Gwendolyn McLUHAN; and great-grandmother of Olivia, Charlotte, and Gillian.
Corinne was known for her beauty, grace, intelligence, wit, and Southern charm. She embraced life fully and enjoyed many rich experiences and wonderful Friendships along the way. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Corinne proudly remained an American all her life. She graduated from Texas Christian University and went on to do graduate work in theatre at the leading drama school of the day, Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. It was there that she met her future husband, Marshall McLUHAN, a graduate student at Cambridge University in England, who had travelled to Pasadena to visit his mother, a drama coach at the Playhouse.
The family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to Doctor Wendy BROWN, for her years of unflagging and tender care, and to special caregivers Sally, Bona, Tasie, Amy, and particularly Cynthia, who has stayed at Corinne's side day and night for the last four years.
There will be a funeral mass at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West on Monday April 7 at 1: 30 p.m.

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WEINSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-29 published
WEINSTEIN, Percy
In a room filled with love, and his family close by, Percy passed away quietly and peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2008. Beloved husband of Myrna for 51 wonderful years. Adored father and father-in-law of Karen WEINSTEIN and Jason HANSON, and Deedee WEINSTEIN. Incredibly loved grandfather of Alexander, Lily, Harry, Molly, Russell, Riley, and Ian. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Seymour and Risa WEINSTEIN, Vera and the late Max WEINSTEIN, Faigie and the late Joe WEINSTEIN, Beenie ALTER, the late Tillie and Sam BLOOM, and Sonny and Rhoda WEINSTEIN. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton), for service on Wednesday, January 30th at 12: 00 noon. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. In loving memory of Percy, donations may be made to The Percy Weinstein Research Fund c/o The Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875 or to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation 416-946-6560.

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WEINSTOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-09 published
KIDECKEL, Sarah (WEINSTOCK)
On June 8, 2008, after a long battle, with all of her courage and strength, Sarah passed to join her beloved husband and soul mate, the late Gordon KIDECKEL. She will be deeply missed by her children Ian and Oreet, Alan and Gayle, Marshall and Carla, and Heather and Stanley MINCER. She was a warm and loving Boobie and will be deeply missed by her grandchildren Brandon, Daniel, Mitchell, Lauren, Tamar, Cortney, Blair, Benjamin, Jordana, and Gillian. Sarah is survived by her sister Ruth ZALKIN, predeceased by brothers Joe and Louis, and sister Molly. Extended thanks to her many caregivers, including Ceily. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 11 at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West (between Yonge and Bathurst), at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Beth Emeth Section. Shiva will be observed at 35 Westgate Boulevard, Toronto, from 3 p.m. daily. Prayers at 7: 30 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. In lieu of shiva gifts, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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WEINSTOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-17 published
WEINSTOCK, Rose
On Sunday, July 13, 2008 at North York General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Samuel WEINSTOCK. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Molly and the late Harry HELLEN, and Lylian and Martin HOFFMAN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Bertha and Abe ARNOLD, Max and Lil ANDER, Morris ANDER and the late Mary and Lou FREEDMAN. Devoted grandmother of Carol and Saul YORK, Warren and Ellen HELLEN, Laura HELLEN, Jay and Robyn HOFFMAN, Garson and Flora HOFFMAN, Jordan and Melanie HOFFMAN, and Jennifer and Ed ROSENBERG. Devoted great-grandmother of Jessica, Adam, Shauna, Kayla, Jonathan, Rachel, Mira, Meghan, Spencer, Avery, Taryn, Victoria, Alexandra, Adam, and Alexa. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, July 17th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in the Chenstochover Section of Bathurst Lawn Cemetery. Shiva at 4005 Bayview Avenue #819 entry code #81. Memorial donations may be made to The Baycrest Centre Foundation at 416-785-2875.

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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-25 published
WEIR, Mary (SCOTT)
In Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne, on Sunday, June 22, 2008. Mary (SCOTT) WEIR, in her 92nd year, beloved wife of the late Joseph WEIR, dear mother of Joan MacDONALD of Bradford, Robert (Carol) WEIR of R.R.#3 Dundalk. Loving grandmother of Scott, Andrew, Donna and Eric. Predeceased by a son-in-law, Elmer MacDONALD. Arrangements were incomplete at the time of printing. Please contact McMillan and Jack Funeral Home at 519-923-3204 for details.
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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-08 published
PATTERSON, Luella (née ELLIS)
Peacefully entered into eternal rest on January 02, 2008 in her 94th year. Widow of the late Earl R. PATTERSON, she returned in 1981 to the Hanover/Walkerton area after her husband's passing in 1974. Formerly she lived in Toronto and Brampton, devoting her life to her husband in support of his ideals and goals for the International Woodworkers of America and to her extended family. Luella was the daughter of the late James J. ELLIS and wife Elizabeth (née SACHS) ELLIS. Beloved wife of the late Earl R. PATTERSON. Dear mother of Marie FAELKER, Alan (Hanh) PATTERSON, and John (Christine) PATTERSON. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren: Fay FAELKER, Steven FAELKER, Sarah (Michael) HACKBUSCH; Beverley (Joe) PACHECO, Diane (Denis) ROCHETTE; Shawn (Sonja) PATTERSON, Mark PATTERSON and Paul PATTERSON. Great-grandchildren: Erik, Myles and Emily PATTERSON; Alyssa and Steven WEIR; Erica and Kelsey ROCHETTE; Shawna GAILITIS; Stephanie and Jessica FAELKER Aaron, Sebastian and Aiyana HACKBUSCH: and four great-great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: her beloved grand_son David PATTERSON, son-in-law Donald FAELKER, brothers: Clarence, Alvin and Elmer ELLIS, sisters: Irene GATEMAN and Mary Ann VATTENDAHL, niece Doris WENDORF and nephew Gerald GATEMAN. A Private Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 04, 2008 at 12: pm at Mighton Funeral Home Hanover Ontario. The Reverend Gordon WILLIAMS of Orangeville officiated. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Scott Mission, Salvation Army or charity of one's choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-17 published
WEIR, Joyce (née McMILLAN)
Of Wiarton, passed away peacefully at Gateway Haven on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 in her 81st year. Joyce and Don WEIR enjoyed 50 years of marriage before Don's passing in 1999. Together they farmed in Mar and operated the Ferry View Motel in Tobermory. Family, fun and Friends - these were the three pillars of Joyce's life. She was an avid curler, euchre player, traveller and a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Dear mother of Brenda ROUSE of London and Shirley and Don JOHANNSON of Port Moody, British Columbia Cherished grandmother to Amy ROUSE (friend Kelly STEWARD/STEWART/STUART), Adam ROUSE, Ryan JOHANNSON and Keira JOHANNSON. Joyce will be missed by her sisters Mildred LEE and Shirley BRYAN, sisters-in-law Edith MATCHAM and Margaret McMILLAN, all of Manitoba, sisters-in-law Mildred McARTHUR of Scarborough and Edna DAY of Kingston, and sisters and brothers-in-law Hester and Tom CUNNINGHAM, Maisie and Howard HEPBURN, Betty and Harvey WEIR, Mary and Lorne WEIR and Clara and Jack WEIR, all of Wiarton, as well as many nieces and nephews. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Don, sons Paul and Ross, parents Belle and Alexander McMILLAN, sisters Hester (Bert) CHURCHILL and Glenis (Stan) MEGGISON, brothers Irvine, Jack (Edna,) George (Florence) and Don McMILLAN and sister-in-law Janet (Roy) BARNES. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Friday, January 18, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. George BELL officiating. Spring interment Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Friends of Gateway, Wiarton Hospital, the Liver Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-13 published
WEIR, Marion E. (GREENE)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Sunday, February 10, 2008 Marion E. (GREENE) WEIR of London in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon A. WEIR. Dear mother of Daphne and her husband Roxy VIGNA of London, Derek and his wife Anita WEIR of New Zealand and Kevin and his wife Deb WEIR of Burford. Loved by 7 grandchildren Andrea, Erin, Christopher, Adam, Lee, Carol-Ann and Donny and 3 great-grandchildren Thomas, Ian and Karlee. Dear sister to Carolyn and to brother Ralph. A Memorial Service will be held at St. George Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas St. on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Keith McKEE officiating. Cremation and interment in spring at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. in charge of arrangements. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Marion WEIR.

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
GOULD, Mildred " Millie" (HENDERSON)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Thursday, February 21, 2008, Mildred (Millie) (HENDERSON) GOULD of London in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Leslie (Les) GOULD. Dear mother of Ken GOULD of London and Don and his wife Diane GOULD of Mississauga. Loving grandmother of Kendra and her husband Andrew CARDINAL, Nicole GOULD, Andrea and her husband Ross MIDDLETON , Adam and Bethany GOULD and 4 great-grandchildren Patrick, Jonathon, Bradley and Courtney. Dear sister of Bea MacDONALD of London and predeceased by 1 brother Lester HENDERSON and 2 sisters Pearl WEIR and Kay HOWARD. A private family service will be held at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mildred GOULD.

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
HARVEY, Marjorie (formerly BEAUL, née MONTAGUE)
A resident of Stirling and formerly of Bothwell passed away peacefully at the Stirling Manor Nursing Home, Stirling, Ontario, on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the age of 96. Marjorie was predeceased by her first husband Frank BEAUL and her late husband Ernest HARVEY. Loving mother of Reta FITZGERALD (Hugh) of Belleville, Patricia CUTLER of Bothwell, Audrey VRABEL (Alex) of Ridgetown, Diane KENNEDY (Dennis) of Thamesville, Pamela SAUNDERS of Stirling, Richard BEAUL of Tupperville. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear friend of James Blake WEIR of Stirling. Predeceased by son's Jack and Ronald. Friends will be received at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com "A tree will be planted in Memory of Marjorie Harvey in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
SIMMONS, Gordon P.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Saturday, February 23, 2008. Gordon P. SIMMONS of Woodstock in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Georgina "Ina" E. (née COLLINS) SIMMONS for nearly 65 years. Dear father of Archdeacon Gordon SIMMONS of Sarnia, Patrick SIMMONS and his wife Kathryn of Ingersoll, Michael SIMMONS and his wife Heather, Brian SIMMONS and his wife Beverly all of Woodstock and father-in-law of Hubert THIEL of Zurich. Loved grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his daughter Mary WALKER- THIEL (2008,) daughter-in-law Beth SIMMONS (1994,) son-in-law Richard WALKER (1989,) grandchildren John, Charlotte, and Evan, brothers Cecil and Douglas SIMMONS and sisters Florence OLMSTEAD and Edith WEIR. Gordon was a Past Grand Noble of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, past member of the Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans, Past President of the Canadian Autoworkers Union Local 636 Retirees, served overseas during World War 2 and a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #55, Woodstock. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock 519-539-0004 on Wednesday February 27, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate Gordon's Life will be held at the Christ Church Anglican Oxford Centre on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Bruce GENGE officiating. Interment later in the Anglican Cemetery. Contribution to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society or the Christ Church Anglican Oxford Centre would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com An Odd Fellow service under the auspice of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow #269 will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6: 15 p.m. A legion service under the auspices of Royal Canadian Legion Br. #55, Woodstock will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6: 30 p.m.

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-29 published
PETO, Daniel Mark " Danny"
Peacefully at University Hospital on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Mr. Daniel Mark (Danny) PETO of Adelaide Township in his 51st year. Loving husband of Kathy PETO (DE BRUYN) proud and loving father of Matt PETO and Holly PETO. son of the late Bertram and Jean PETO. Brother of Cindy and Ken WEIR, Tim PETO, Rob and Debbie PETO, twin brother David PETO and Heather, Tracy SCOTT and Dan. Loved son-in-law of Adrian and Joan DE BRUYN. Brother-in-law of John and Robin DE BRUYN, Harry DE BRUYN, Jim and Lisa DE BRUYN, Nancy DE BRUYN and Jim, and Sherry PETO. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, March 2, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy. Burial to follow in All Saints Cemetery. Donations to the ALS Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Dan's Family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Daniel.

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
PETO, Daniel Mark " Danny"
Peacefully at University Hospital on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Mr. Daniel Mark (Danny) PETO of Adelaide Township in his 51st year. Loving husband of Kathy PETO (DE BRUYN) proud and loving father of Matt PETO and Holly PETO. son of the late Bertram and Jean PETO. Brother of Cindy and Ken WEIR, Tim PETO, Rob and Debbie PETO, twin brother David PETO and Heather, Tracy SCOTT and Dan. Loved son-in-law of Adrian and Joan DE BRUYN. Brother-in-law of John and Robin DE BRUYN, Harry DE BRUYN, Jim and Lisa DE BRUYN, Nancy DE BRUYN and Jim, and Sherry PETO. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, March 2, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy with Fr. Lucio COUTO officiating. Burial to follow in All Saints Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. Donations to the ALS Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Dan's Family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Daniel.

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
SHANTZ, Irene E. (formerly TOMLIN, née WEIR)
At her residence on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Irene E. SHANTZ (TOMLIN) (née WEIR) of Longworth Nursing Home, London and formerly of Wellington St. N., Woodstock in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Lorne I. SHANTZ (1992) and E.C. TOMLIN. Dear mother of Carol AZIZ and her husband Ted of London, Patti MARR and her husband Rennie of British Columbia. Loved grandmother of Scott, Mike (Denise), Sue (Peter), Kham, Cody and Stacey and great-grandmother of Ashley, Kristin, Kyla, Madisen, Gillian and Christopher. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Gordon and sisters Norma and Nora. Irene was a life member of Chalmers United Church Woodstock where she was Past President and Treasurer of the United Church Women, Past President and Treasurer of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Life member and Past Regent of the Admiral Vansittart Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Past President and Treasurer of the Ladies Section of the Oxford Golf and Country Club, and also a member of the Woodstock Curling Club. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave. Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to Chalmers United Church, Multiple Sclerosis Society (London Chapter) or the Woodstock General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-28 published
WEIR, James " Jim" (January 19, 1936-April 28, 2003)
We do not need a special day To bring you to our minds The days we do not think of you Are very hard to find No longer in our life we share But in our heart you're always there. Remembered with love by his wife Doreen, daughter Deb, son Scott and families.

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-03 published
NICHOLS, Lloyd Francis
Of Chesley, passed away at Parkview Manor, Chesley on Sunday June 1, 2008 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Helen (SCOTT.) Loving father of Mary and her husband Bert VANDERWAL of R.R.#2, Ilderton; Les and his wife Mary of Teeswater and Glen and his wife Louise of Moncton, New Brunswick. Cherished grandfather of Sandra (Dale) JARDINE, Shelley VANDERWAL, Laurie VANDERWAL, Steven (Melissa) NICHOLS and Scott (Trish) NICHOLS and great-grandfather of Kate, Leah, Sean, Sarah, Rachel and Tyler. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Ruth (Willard) HARTLEY of London. Predeceased by his sister Edna NICHOLS and his parents Freeman and Pearl (WEIR) NICHOLS. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., thence to T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig for the funeral service on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment in Ivan Cemetery, Ailsa Craig. Memorial donations to the Parkview Manor Resident's Council or to Saint Paul's United Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-10 published
ASHWORTH- WEIR, Shaye Marie
Suddenly at Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre, London, on Saturday, June 7, 2008, Shaye Marie ASHWORTH- WEIR. Dearly loved infant daughter of Sheila ASHWORTH and Greg WEIR of Thamesford. Also loved by grandparents Linda and John ASHWORTH of London and Bob and Rose WEIR of Thamesford. Sadly missed by many close family and Friends of Greg and Sheila. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford, on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Zion 7th Line Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre, London.

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
MYLES, Janet M. (REID)
Peacefully in her sleep after a lengthy illness at the London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, Janet M. (REID) MYLES of London in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Colin MYLES for 57 years. Loving mother of Reid MYLES and his wife Ellen HAMILTON of High River, Alberta, Diane MYLES of London, and Colleen RUTIRI of Dunedin, Florida. Also missed by her grandchildren Andrew, Kelsey, Colin, and Carson. Dear sister of Ruby SIME and her husband David, and Katie WEIR and her husband Alan. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the 4th floor Marian Villa staff for all their compassion and care. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be conducted at the A. Millard George Funeral Home (519-433-5184). As an expression of sympathy, 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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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
KROHE, Leo Gerald
Of Edgewood Drive, Woodstock, passed away at the Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, June 20, 2008 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Sheila May KROHE (nee: SQUANCE.) Loving father of Richard KROHE (Isabel), London; Lorraine PENCE (Paul), Cambridge; Ronald KROHE (Ann), Langton and Lou Ann REEVES, Woodstock. Cherished grandfather of six grandchildren: Angela WEIR (Todd,) Chris POWELL (Tricia,) Matthew POWELL, Allie HAGERMAN, Chelsea KROHE, Courtney KROHE and great-grandfather to Charlie, Maxwell, Ben, William and Samuel. Dearest brother of Marion McMAHON (Late William,) Tillsonburg and Margaret VANDENBERGHE (Late Andre,) Tillsonburg. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and will be dearly missed by all his coffee club buddies and his Friends at Andersons. Predeceased by his daughter, Linda KROHE (1959.) Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi for visitation on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and for Parish Prayers at 7: 30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of LaSalette Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Alan DUFRAIMONT officiating. Interment in Our Lady of LaSalette Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
McQUEEN, Dianne Gretchen (née WEIR)
Passed away at Victoria Hospital on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at the age of 66 from liver cancer. She will be missed by her husband and best friend Don, her daughter Heather, son-in-law Socrates, grand_son Christopher and granddaughter Danielle LIABOTIS. Treasured sister of Lynda GERVAIS and her family of Dresden, husband Edgar, son Murray and daughter Tracy. Dianne was predeceased by her oldest daughter Stephanie in 1974, and her parents, Don and Marion WEIR of Wallaceburg. A graduate of Queen's University (Arts'63) and valedictorian for Fanshawe College's Technical Upgrade Program (TUP'86), Dianne was a member of the Fanshawe Math Learning Centre staff, a life-long sewer, embroiderer, quilter and creator of miniatures. The family wish to express their sincerest thanks to the London Regional Cancer Clinic, especially the nursing staff in the chemotherapy and palliative care units, and in particular Primary Care Nurse Connie MORRISON, Doctors Mark VINCENT and Maria BOLDT and London Health Sciences Centre Palliative Care unit Doctor Dorota MARCZUK. Visitation and a celebration of Dianne's life will be held later in August at the James A. Harris Funeral Home. If desired, donations can be made to the London Regional Cancer Clinic, the Victorian Order of Nurses, or the charity of your choice, but please, no flowers.

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WEIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
WEIR, Charles " Chuck" William
While battling a terminal brain tumour, Chuck passed away unexpectedly (perhaps mercifully) after an idyllic weekend drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Saturday, January 12th, 2008, his wife and daughter by his side. Predeceased by his beloved mother, Helen, and his father, John. He leaves his wife, Carole, daughters Lea and Alissa, step-son, Tony MUTCH, sister, Lorna CLARK, and niece, Corinna McBRIDE. Chuck was born in Toronto in 1934. He attended Humberside Collegiate where he developed his love of football and was a star quarterback. He married Tamara JURASCHUK and later obtained a Master's degree in English Literature from U. of T. and published two books for schools. His love of the English language was shared when he taught at Royal York Collegiate and U.T.S. as was his love of football which he coached. In the 1960s, Chuck left teaching to follow his true love, writing, and embarked on a career that saw him contribute to the theatre and television, most notably 'Spring Thaw,' 'Front Page Challenge,' 'Dreamweaver,' for which he received a Golden Rose of Montreux award, and the Emmy nominated series 'The Music of Man'. One of his proudest achievements was the success of his show 'Toronto, Toronto' that ran for three years in the early 1980s at the Theatre-in-the Dell. He was also a talk show host and actor in television and film. For five years, he lived and wrote in France, where he also coached the Aix-en-Provençe Argonaut Football Team to win the European Championships. Chuck was a true Renaissance man. He was deeply and eclectically passionate about music, dancing, literature, ideas, and, most of all, people. He was equally the artist with a pen, a wrench or a hammer. An adoring father, caring husband and a man who defined loyalty in Friendship, Chuck possessed a rare gift for observation that was wedded to a fall-off-your chair sense of humour. He touched the lives of all who knew him. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, on Friday, January 18th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a service will be held at the same location on Saturday, January 19th at 3 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.

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WEIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-07 published
Mainstay of Front Page Challenge also co-wrote hit Canadian musical
Sketch writer went from teaching high-school English to turning out a stream of scripts for such popular television shows as Wayne and Shuster and the revue Toronto, Toronto
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- At an age when many men go through a midlife crisis, Chuck WEIR went through a midlife career change. He switched from the life of a high-school teacher and football coach at a Toronto private school to being a full-time, television comedy and continuity writer.
While he made his name on Front Page Challenge, he also worked on This is the Law, Wayne and Shuster, King of Kensington, and Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour, and co-wrote a popular musical that ran for more than two years in Toronto in the early 1980s. Much later, just for fun, he resumed coaching football - but in France.
"He was more than just a comedy and variety writer," said his friend Steve Clarke. "He did everything from stage plays to screenwriting."
Chuck WEIR spent his early years in the Toronto neighbourhood of Kensington Market but moved around Ontario after the outbreak of the Second World War. The WEIR family, whose origins lay in Ukraine, suffered a temporary breakup when his father, John, was interned under the War Measures Act because he was a member of the Communist Party. An uncle was also a Communist and union organizer.
As a result, Chuck and his sister Lorna were sent to live with their grandparents on a farm in St. David's, Ontario, where they adapted to rural life and kept a pet calf named Bambi and a piglet called Moonbeam. But life could sometimes turn unpleasant for a city boy. "One day, some older boys convinced him that, to become immune to poison ivy, you had to eat the berries. He almost died," recalled his sister. "He had the rash in his mouth, down his throat and all the way down his esophagus."
He was saved by an emergency trip to the local hospital.
"Since that time, Chuck could roll in a poison ivy patch and never be affected," Lorna CLARK added. "I guess it worked."
At 8, he found celebrity of a different kind. In 1942, he travelled alone by train to see a relative in Lethbridge, Alberta. As it happened, the governor-general, Viscount Alexander, was also on that train and young Chuck was interviewed by the Winnipeg Free Press. "A newswoman interviewed me and asked me a lot of questions for the paper," he wrote his sister at the time. "I astounded everyone with my yo-yo."
Back in Toronto, he showed an early interest in the performing arts by learning Ukrainian dance steps at the Ukrainian Labour Temple on Bathurst Street. There, he learned to do the leaps and squats of traditional Ukrainian dance numbers. Later in life, he taught Ukrainian dancing.
When he was about 13, he went to Camp Naivelt, a Jewish summer camp outside of Toronto that was supported by the Communist Party. Despite the indoctrination, Chuck WEIR never shared his father's ideology. (But it did come back to haunt him when he was once denied entry into the United States because he had the same name as his Communist uncle).
Mr. WEIR attended Humberside Collegiate Institute. There, he proved himself a good student and a natural athlete. He was the quarterback and star player of the football team. Later, he studied journalism at Ryerson, then majored in English at the University of Toronto, where he earned a master's degree. For many years, he taught English, first at Royal York Collegiate and then at University of Toronto Schools. He was also the high-school football coach.
It was about then that he took up writing. He co-wrote two school textbooks and, on the side, wrote scripts for television and for such comedians such as Dave Broadfoot. By 1969, he had given up teaching to write full time.
He was never short of work. Among his early successes was Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation variety show modelled on the popular U.S. show Laugh-In. The show ran in 1970 and 1971 and starred Hart Pomerantz and Lorne Michaels, who later went on to produce Saturday Night Live. He also wrote skits for Wayne and Shuster and This is the Law, featuring panelists and vignettes anchored in the law. His longest gig, however, was spent working for Front Page Challenge.
The longest-running weekly television program of its kind in North America, Front Page Challenge was a game show based on current events. For those too young to remember, an announcer hidden from the four panelists read a recent headline from a newspaper and they would set about identifying the event.
To audiences, the patter of the host, Fred Davis, and the words of the off-camera announcer always seemed unrehearsed. In fact, for half of the life of the program, which ran from 1957 to 1995, the lines were written by Mr. WEIR.
Sometimes, he also was the show's warm-up man, whose job it was to get an audience in the mood before the cameras started to roll. He was so good at it that other programs enlisted his talents, including This is the Law and King of Kensington, a comedy starring Al Waxman set in Mr. WEIR's old neighbourhood.
What interested him the most about working on Front Page Challenge was meeting the guests, who ranged from astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Louise Brown, the world's first test-tube baby, and survivors of a 1972 South American plane crash who survived though cannibalism. He brought them home for dinner. Their story was told in the 1974 book Alive and by the 1993 movie of the same name.
"It opened him up to so many people, and that was one of his favourite parts of the program," said Mr. Clarke, with whom he worked later in his career.
Mr. WEIR also worked on Music of Man, an eight-part 1979 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series hosted by violinist Yehudi Menuhin that was nominated for an Emmy, and an award-winning 1980 special made with skater Toller Cranston.
"It was the first time anyone had used black ice to shoot a skating program," said his daughter Alissa.
Mr. WEIR also co-wrote Toronto, Toronto, a cabaret-style satirical revue that opened in the Theatre in the Dell in October of 1980, and ran for 31 months. His co-writer, Mark Shekter, went on to a career in Hollywood. The play's hit song was Spadina/China Syndrome. It dealt with the transition of a Jewish neighbourhood to a Chinese one. The lyrics, in part, went as follows:
What can you eat on Spadina?
What is this dish rice fried?
When you are looking for a bagel you get a cookie with message inside.
"It is sung by two old Yiddish gentleman who bemoan the loss of the Jewish garment district which had been overwhelmed by the Chinese community," Mr. WEIR told The Globe and Mail in 1983. "It's not racist, though I've had letters from people who felt it was."
The show, intended as a celebration of the city's burgeoning ethnic diversity, grossed nearly $1-million and was, at that time, the longest-running show of its kind in Canadian history. It was described by then-Globe theatre critic Ray CONLOGUE as "a genuine love letter to the city."
Shortly after the end of its run, Mr. WEIR went to France to write novels. He wrote three, though none was ever published. He lived in Aix-en-Provence for five years, and became coach of a team that played North American football. Called the Aix-en-Provence Argonauts, they won the Coupe d'Or - the European championship of, for the French, a fairly obscure sport. Mr. WEIR was named coach of the year in France.
When he returned to Canada in 1990, he continued to do research and write for Front Page Challenge until it went off the air. He also worked on screenplays with Steve Clarke and pursued many hobbies, from repairing cars to fishing.
"He was a keen outdoorsman," said his daughter Alissa. "Fishing in the Arctic was a lifelong dream that he was able to fulfill. He had incredible skill with his hands from carpentry to tinkering with cars. He said he missed his calling, as he should have been a plastic surgeon because he was so good with his hands."
In the past few years, he and his wife, Carole, did a lot of travelling. One of the more memorable trips was to China, during which they took a boat ride down the Yangtze before the river was made unnavigable by the Three Gorges Dam. On that trip, he wrote, directed and acted in a series of on-board skits that amused his fellow travellers.
Charles William WEIR was born in Toronto on September 20, 1934. He died in Toronto of a brain tumour on January 12, 2008. He was 73. He is survived by his wife, Carole MUTCH, step-son Tony MUTCH and two daughters from his first marriage, Lea and Alissa.

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WEIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-13 published
SHANTZ, Irene E. (formerly TOMLIN, née WEIR)
At her residence on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Irene E. SHANTZ of Longworth Nursing Home, London and formerly of Wellington St. N., Woodstock in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Lorne I. SHANTZ (1992) and E.C. TOMLIN. Dear mother of Carol AZIZ and her husband Ted of London, Patti MARR and her husband Rennie of British Columbia Loved grandmother of Scott, Mike (Denise), Sue (Peter), Kham, Cody and Stacey and great-grandmother of Ashley, Kristin, Kyla, Madisen, Gillian, and Christopher. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Gordon and sisters Gordon and sisters Norma and Nora. Irene was a life member of Chalmers United Church Woodstock where she was Past President and Treasurer of the United Church Women, Past President and Treasurer of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Life Member and Past Regent of the Admiral Vansittart Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Past President and Treasurer of the Ladies Section of the Oxford Golf and Country Club, and also a member of the Woodstock Curling Club. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock 519-539-0004 Friday, March 14, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to Chalmers United Church, Multiple Sclerosis Society (London Chapter) or the Woodstock General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneral.com

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WEIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
KALMAKOFF, Sandra Mary
(January 27, 1952-March 29, 2008)
With great sadness, we announce the death of Sandy KALMAKOFF, beloved mother, partner, sister and friend. Sandy died at the Palliative Care Unit, Saint Paul's Hospital in Vancouver after courageously facing and coping with the challenge of cancer.
Sandy was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, the second child of Michael KALMAKOFF and Elizabeth Allison (ZINKAN) KALMAKOFF. A seeker of truth and social justice from an early age, she studied philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan and spent five years as a Canadian University Services Organization volunteer: three years teaching in Nigeria, and two years promoting appropriate technology in Papua New Guinea. She also worked for Canada World Youth in Toronto. She settled in Vancouver in 1980 where she was active in feminist and peace organizations. Sandy became a teacher, worked for a number of years, then returned to school and was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology by the University of British Columbia in 1994. She was employed as an elementary school counsellor for many years in the Surrey School District. As a Registered Play Therapist she was particularly interested in helping children understand and grow through and beyond difficult and traumatic experiences.
Sandy loved music from an early age and played violin with the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. When her son Jacob began to study the violin, Sandy began to play again after a long hiatus. Over the years she was a member of three different music ensembles. Music helped her bear the emotional and spiritual burden of disease.
Living with cancer Sandy became involved with the Callanish Society and found hope and inspiration by attending retreats, support groups and participating in their art therapy programs.
Predeceased by her parents, Sandy is survived and will be deeply missed by her partner, Lezlie WAGMAN, their son, Jacob KALMAKOFF, sisters Elizabeth KALMAKOFF and Jane KALMAKOFF, brother David KALMAKOFF, nephew Erin WEIR and many relatives and Friends.
If desired donations can be made to the Callanish Society, www.callanish.org.

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WEIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-10 published
WEIR, James S. (May 2, 1915-April 10, 2003)
Remembering a long life of service, well lived. With deep love, daughter Victoria and family.

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WEIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
WINTON, Donald Samuel
Passed away at Scarborough General Hospital on Saturday, January 26th, 2008. Loving husband of Marie for 53 years, beloved father of Jonathan (Joann), Donna GAFFOOR (Ray) and Tom. Loved grandpa of Troy and Tasha, and grandpa Don to Amanda and Alex. Survived by his sisters Roberta McGILL (Don) and Betty WEIR, both of Windsor, Ontario, and sister-in-law Rose LIGHTOWLER. Family and Friends will be received at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Rd. on Tuesday, January 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, January 30th at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to the Easter Seal Society would be appreciated.

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