WILFLIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-15 published
TRAINOR, Mary Teresa (née CALLAGHAN)
Surrounded by the love of her family, at Parkwood Hospital, London, Wednesday, May 14, 2008, Mary Teresa TRAINOR of London, formerly of Mount Carmel, born October 20, 1922 in Dromore, Prince Edward Island. Daughter of the late John F. CALLAGHAN (1972) and Bridget Ann (KELLY) CALLAGHAN (1951.) Cherished mother of Richard TRAINOR (Mary Anne), Wendy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Earl TRAINOR (Johanne), Cheryl HAUG (Thomas), Heather HOLNESS (Michael) and Pamela Trainor BROOKS (Keith). Loved sister of Grace MCINNES/MCINNIS, Gertrude WILFLIN and Augustine CALLAGHAN (Tena.) Adored grandmother of Jeff THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Allyson,) David and Maggie TRAINOR, Josh HAUG (and friend Jolene,) Meghan, Ben and Nicole HOLNESS. Loved aunt of Louis, Betty, George and Kenny CALLAGHAN, Jon CAVANAUGH, Imelda CALLAGHAN, Hope PRAUGHT, Bill Wilflin, Harold and Reg TRAINOR and many great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother James CALLAGHAN (1999,) sister Dorothy CREEMER (2000,) sister-in-law Mary CALLAGHAN (1990,) brothers-in-law Earl CREEMER (1987,) Henry WILFLIN (1981,) Tom ROSE (1945,) Albert MCINNES/MCINNIS (1990,) son-in-law Lorne THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (2002) and nephew George TRAINOR (2006.) Mary was a member of the Catholic Women's League for over forty years. She will be remembered by those who knew and loved her for her faith in God, her tremendous inner strength, her integrity and strong set of values, her generosity and capable hands, her sense of humour, her immeasurable love and her "camera happy finger" which preserved her family's growth from childhood to adulthood. Sincere gratitude and thanks is expressed to Doctor Geming TU for his excellent care over many years, to Doctor Cathy FAULDS and to the staff of Parkwood Hospital's Palliative Care Unit for their expert care. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. C.W.L. prayers at the funeral home Friday at 3: 30 p.m. Mass of the resurrection will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Ray LAWHEAD Celebrant. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or Jesse's Journey would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com
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WILFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-25 published
JACQUES, Howard Francis
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Howard JACQUES of Hanover and formerly of Arran Township, in his 85th year.
Beloved husband for 59 years of the former Molly NIGHTINGALE.
Dear father of Wendy WILFORD (Alan COWAN) of R.R.#2, Allenford, and Lorri HATTEN (Fred FROOK) of Walkerton. Predeceased by daughter Sandra KILBREATH of Tara. Survived by brothers Jack and Earl, predeceased by brother Merton JACQUES and sisters Vietta McDONALD, Ida HANBIDGE, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral was held on Saturday, January 19, 2008. Spring interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Pallbearers: Foward PAYNE, Charles WILSON, Tim and Tony WILFORD, Jeff and Randy KILBREATH, Jennifer and Raimy HATTEN.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Walkerton Hospital, or Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound would be appreciated.

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WILFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-17 published
JACQUES, Howard Francis
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday January 15, 2008. Howard JACQUES of Hanover and formerly of Arran Twsp. in his 85th year. Beloved husband for 59 years, of the former Molly NIGHTINGALE. Dear father of Wendy WILFORD (Alan COWAN) of R.R.#2 Allenford and Lorri HATTEN (Fred FROOK) of Walkerton. Predeceased by daughter Sandra KILBREATH. Survived by brothers Jack and Earl, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Friday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Spring Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Walkerton Hospital, or the Grey Bruce Health Service, Owen Sound would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.ca

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

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WILGRESS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
Canadian ambassador to Moscow and envoy to United Nations was a man of peace
He inherited his famous father's fascination with international affairs and dedication to peace, disarmament and security issues but purposely 'ducked the public spotlight'
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
As a diplomat, Geoffrey PEARSON was one of our men in Paris during the Algerian war of independence, in New Delhi when India invaded what is now Bangladesh, and at the United Nations and in Moscow during some of the chilliest days of the Cold War. But no matter what he achieved in his own life, in more than 30 years in the foreign service, he could never escape the shadow of his father's fame as a diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Canada's 14th prime minister.
"I don't like it, but there's nothing I can do about it," he told an interviewer after he was appointed Canada's ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1980. The headline in The Globe and Mail? "Pearson's son gets Moscow post."
He was philosophical about the inevitable link, saying it was better to be known as the son of someone who's well known for the things he did right than the things he did wrong. But he did admit once that, "although I might have enjoyed politics, I've ducked the public spotlight, have backed away from a political career because I'm Mike Pearson's son."
A man who inherited his mother's wit and his father's fascination with international affairs and dedication to peace, disarmament and security issues, Mr. PEARSON was also a dedicated family man. When he was a child in the 1930s and 1940s, it was common practice for diplomats and their wives to send their children to boarding schools at home or abroad while they served their country in foreign fields. It was the way things were, but it was not the way he wanted to bring up his own five children. They accompanied their parents around the world, and mostly attended local schools.
"We were all marked by the foreign-service experience," said his eldest daughter, Hilary PEARSON. " All five of us have been influenced to think bigger, think broader, to look out. That's what happens when you are a foreign-service kid. You are very aware of the world."
Geoffrey PEARSON was born in Toronto on Christmas Day, 1927, the elder child and only son of Lester Bowles PEARSON, then a lecturer in modern history at the University of Toronto, and his wife, Maryon Elspeth (née MOODY) - at least that's the official version. In fact, Doctor William (Billy) DAFOE delivered the baby at 11: 58 p.m. on December 24 and, being an obliging fellow, agreed to register the time of birth as 12: 02 a.m. the following morning, according to historian John English in Shadow of Heaven, the first volume of his biography of Lester Pearson.
By the time, Geoffrey entered Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, at 14, he had attended, by his count, five schools, including Ravenscourt in Winnipeg and Ashbury in Ottawa. At Trinity College School, he was dubbed Joker because of his poker face. "He yawned his way to the sixth form and left with a well-earned scholarship to Varsity," reported the Trinity College School yearbook for 1945, while also paying tribute to his sportsmanship, his dry wit, and his responsibility as a house prefect.
Geoffrey had to sit out a year before university because he had contracted tubercular pleurisy. He spent months in the sun in Bermuda at a school friend's house and then in Arizona at a ranch belonging to one of his father's American colleagues, where he learned to ride horses and explore the desert.
He enrolled in Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1946, studying history under Frank Underhill and Donald Creighton. Along with his friend Mike MacKENZIE, he spent the summer of 1948 as a cadet officer on a merchant-navy steamer, with responsibility for collecting garbage, making tea for the officer who stood the 4 a.m. watch and cleaning the ship's whistle, a task that involved climbing a 10-metre ladder braced against the ship's funnel. They stopped at major ports on the English Channel and, while the ship was docked, they made quick excursions into England, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany (where they had an adventure when an army friend tried to take them through Berlin on the day the Russians imposed a blockade).
The following summer, he attended an international student seminar in the Dutch city of Breda, where he edited the Breda News and perhaps anticipated his future diplomatic career when he summed up the experience by opining that, for five weeks, he and the other students had "formed an international community… conscious not so much of having fully comprehended the problem of liberty and order as of having understood the bases on which an eventual solution to it must be built."
Before returning to university for his final year, he and Lucy Landon Carter MacKENZIE, a Trinity student and the younger sister of his friend Mike, became an item. He graduated in 1950 and went to Oxford on a Massey scholarship. She graduated the following year and moved to London to work as a tutor to the daughter of Dana WILGRESS, then the Canadian high commissioner. Ms. MacKENZIE and Mr. PEARSON travelled back to Canada - at her parents' request - where they were married in a private ceremony at her family home in London, Ontario, on Boxing Day, 1951.
They both returned to Oxford, where, in 1952, he completed his M.A. in philosophy, politics and economics. That summer, he wrote the exams for the Department of External Affairs, one of two dozen successful candidates in a field of more than 250 applicants. A year later, he was posted to Paris as third secretary. After four years in France - years in which Canada was a member of the International Control Commission trying to oversee France's withdrawal from Indochina, the Algerian war began, the Suez crisis erupted and the first two of his five children were born - the Pearsons returned to Ottawa.
By all accounts, 1957 was a busy year: their third child was born; the Louis St. Laurent Liberals were defeated by John Diefenbaker's Progressive Conservatives; his father won the Nobel Peace Prize and was subsequently chosen leader of the Liberal Party. All in all, Geoffrey PEARSON "accepted with alacrity," as he writes in Anecdotage, his privately printed memoirs, a secondment to work in the political division of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretariat, an invitation that would take him away from Ottawa.
The secondment ended in June of 1961, by which time the Pearsons had produced their fourth child and only son. Mr. PEARSON was offered the No. 2 job in the Canadian embassy in Mexico under ambassador Arthur Irwin, a former editor of Maclean's, director of the National Film Board and the husband of poet P.K. Page. The posting - Mr. PEARSON describes his duties in Anecdotage as part academic, part consular and part diplomatic - lasted until the summer of 1964. By the time they returned to Ottawa, their fifth child had been born, they had learned to speak Spanish, and Mr. PEARSON's father was prime minister.
For the next three years, he worked in Ottawa in the United Nations Division of External Affairs. He went twice to New York as an adviser to the Canadian delegation but was mainly engaged in helping to shape our policies on peacekeeping. These were the years when the Americans under Lyndon Johnson were becoming heavily involved in the un-winnable Vietnam War.
After Lester PEARSON retired from politics in 1968, Geoffrey took a leave to arrange his father's papers and to work with Norman Robertson and G.S. Murray on a historical study of Canadian foreign policy. In the summer of 1969, the Pearsons were off again, this time to New Delhi, where he served until 1972 as deputy high commissioner. During his tenure, India invaded East Pakistan - which led to the establishment of Bangladesh - and conducted what it called a "peaceful" nuclear test. After his posting ended, Mr. PEARSON spent the 1972-73 academic year in Vancouver as a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia.
From 1973 to 1980, the Pearsons were back in Ottawa, where Geoffrey was in charge of the policy analysis group at External Affairs, then director-general of the United Nations Division of External Affairs. He was also heavily involved in the posthumous completion of his father's memoirs - Lester PEARSON had died of cancer in December of 1972 - and in the planning for the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, one of 12 United World Colleges around the globe.
While at the United Nations bureau, he had a hand in drafting the speech that Pierre Trudeau delivered in the General Assembly on May 26, 1978, outlining a strategy to suffocate the arms race by "depriving" it "of the oxygen on which it feeds" by, among other things, prohibiting the production of fissionable material. That call was eventually incorporated in the first resolution passed by the General Assembly on that subject.
About this time, Mr. PEARSON was shifted again, so he could work directly under external affairs minister Donald Jamieson as adviser on disarmament and arms control affairs. In an interview with The Globe, Mr. PEARSON said: "The Canadian people are not up in arms (no pun intended), but there is more interest than there was before," referring to the priority that Mr. Trudeau had placed on increasing Canadian efforts to curb international arsenals of nuclear and conventional arms.
In June of 1980 (less than a year after the Soviet Union had invaded Afghanistan), Mr. Trudeau named him ambassador to Moscow, an appointment that Mr. PEARSON, then 53, described as a total surprise. After postings in Paris, Mexico City and New Delhi, he spoke Spanish and French, but he had never studied Russian. Mr. PEARSON's commitment to peace and disarmament and his background and expertise earned by working for North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations were far more significant than language skills to a prime minister interested in carving an international legacy for himself as a peacemaker. As Mr. PEARSON quipped at the time: "There's no sense sending someone to Moscow who's an expert on trade."
He was recalled to Ottawa in the fall of 1983 to serve as Mr. Trudeau's special representative on arms control. After Mr. Trudeau resigned as prime minister in 1984, Mr. PEARSON launched an international peace initiative that he hoped would defuse the Cold War between Washington and Moscow. The plan included proposals for a summit of the five nuclear powers, a renewed and strengthened non-proliferation treaty, a ban on high-altitude, anti-satellite weapons and restrictions on the mobility of intercontinental missile launchers.
While Mr. Trudeau liaised personally with the British and Commonwealth countries, he asked Mr. PEARSON to sell the proposal to Chinese and Soviet leaders. The Moscow initiative was hampered by the prolonged ill-health of Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, who was hospitalized after suffering renal failure in February of 1983. In February of 1984, Mr. Trudeau met Mr. Andropov's successor, Konstantin Chernenko, for a brief and inconclusive discussion. That year, the Soviets boycotted the Summer Games in Los Angeles, at least partly in retaliation for the U.S.-led boycott of the Moscow Games four years earlier.
Mr. PEARSON resigned from External Affairs in 1985, after more than 30 years service, and accepted an appointment as inaugural executive director of the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, a think tank on disarmament and security issues that was established with $1.5-million in start-up funds from the federal government. He held the post for more than four years.
Mr. PEARSON wrote a book about the early years of his father's career, Seize the Day: Lester B. Pearson and Crisis Diplomacy, which was published in 1993. John English, reviewing it for The Globe, described the book as "clearly written" and "as much a tract for our times as a history of postwar Canadian diplomacy." According to Mr. English: "What [Geoffrey] PEARSON admires in his father's generation and times is the creativeness of Canadian diplomacy and the fundamental commitment to the United Nations as a symbol of moral leadership and a place for diplomatic opportunity. That generation 'seized the day' in dangerous times, and the world and Canada were better for it."
In 2000, Mr. PEARSON was made an officer of the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour, a designation that had been established in 1967 when his father was prime minister. He spent his last years in Ottawa with his wife, working on Anecdotage with the help of his daughter Hilary. At his 80th birthday party last summer - he didn't like celebrating himself on Christmas Day - he gave each member of his family a copy of his version of his life.
Geoffrey Arthur Holland PEARSON was born in Toronto on December 25, 1927. He died in his sleep at his Ottawa home on March 18, 2008. He was 80. Mr. PEARSON is survived by his wife, retired senator Landon PEARSON, and by their children Hilary, Katharine, Anne, Michael and Patricia. He also leaves his younger sister, Patricia Hannah, and 12 grandchildren. A service to celebrate his life will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church in Ottawa on April 12.

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WILHELM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-07 published
LEIS, Edmund
Peacefully went to be with his Lord on Saturday January 5, 2008 at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. He resided in Wellesley and was formerly of Millbank. Ed was born 74 years ago in Wellesley Township, a son of the late Clayton and Magdalena (GERBER) LEIS. He was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where he served as Elder, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. Ed blessed his church family with his musical talent as song leader and musician. Beloved husband of Lydiann (ZEHR) LEIS whom he married in 1956. Loving father of Doug and Cheryl of Wiarton, Judy and Tim JANTZI/YANTZI of R.R.#2 Tavistock, Rob and Brenda of R.R.#1 Newton, Val and Robert BENDER of R.R.#2 Wellesley, Don and Julie of Wellesley, Sherry and Metaxas MAKEDOS of R.R.#2 Tavistock. Special grandpa of 21 grandchildren. Brother of Marjorie and Doug BOWLES of Woodstock, Helen and Howard KROPF of Tavistock, Albert and friend Pat of Stratford, Laurene and Bruce WILHELM of New Hamburg and brother-in-law of Allan and Marg ZEHR of R.R.#1 Newton. Also remembered by his aunt Lavina KRAFT of Waterloo and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by one brother in infancy and sister-in-law Sandra LEIS. Ed's family invites relatives and Friends to share their memories at the Crosshill Mennonite Church on Monday January 7 (tonight) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday January 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Poole Mennonite Church on Wednesday January 9, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Paul DYCK officiating. Interment to follow in the adjoining church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Mennonite Central Committee or 100 Huntley Street would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood at 519-356-2382 or www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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WILHELM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-10 published
ASKIN, Shari Lee (née GALLEN)
Suddenly as the result of an accident, on Sunday, July 6th, 2008. Shari Lee ASKIN in her 47th year of Fort Nelson, British Columbia and formerly of Owen Sound. Loving and devoted companion of Kevin ELGIE. Cherished mother of Nick and Lee ASKIN, both of Fort Nelson. Devoted daughter of Lois GALLEN and the late Robert (1994,) and daughter-in-law of Sylvia ELGIE, both of Owen Sound. Sister of Bob GALLEN and his wife Laurie, of Owen Sound, and John GALLEN and his wife Patricia WILHELM, of Red Earth Creek, Alberta; and sister-in-law of Pamela ELGIE, of Idaho. Sadly missed by her niece Carly; nephew Robby; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Family invite Friends to call at the Sauble Christian Fellowship (church), 28 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach, on Saturday, July 12, 2008 for visitation from 12: 00-2:00 p.m. where a service celebrating Shari's life will be conducted at 2 o'clock. Cremation to follow with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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WILHELMINE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-05-28 published
CORA WILHELMINE MYERS
On Tuesday, May 20, 2008, Cora Wilhelmine Myers left her family to join
her husband Elridge of 65 years (predeceased April 3, 2007) at the age of
85. Predeceased by her caring parents Melvin and Alice (née Burnett)
Garbutt. Cora was raised on Townline Road, Sheguiandah, in a close knit
family, made up of her parents, aunt and uncle, brothers and a sister.
Close family ties were very important to her. She moved to the farm at
Ten Mile Point when she and Elridge married, and became the loving mother
of Wayne and wife Mary Ellen of Manitowaning, Jack and wife Freda of Ten
Mile Point, Marilynn and Stewart McBain, Corleen and Mark Popowich (all
of Lively). Loved and loving grandmother of Barbara Ann, Connie, Larry,
Owen, Pam, Preston, Tamara, Michael, Kimberley and proud great
grandmother of Nicole, Jason, Jesse, Brian, Amanda, Jessica, Nathan,
Madison, Zackory, Jade and Brayden. Predeceased by her two brothers and
sister Percy Garbutt (wife Mary surviving), Ella Smith and husband Ernie,
Marshall Garbutt and wife Emma. Cora fully enjoyed her time at
Meadowbrook Retirement Home (since October 2007). She encountered a brief
illness and was hospitalized at Laurentian Hospital. The funeral service
was held on Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Island Funeral Home. Burial at
Elmview Cemetery. Donations to local cancer charities would be appreciated

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WILKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-27 published
BUTTLE, Albert Charles Henry " Bert"
Peacefully at Trillium Mississauga, on Tuesday, March 25th, in his 87th year. Dearly loved husband of Gwendoline May (née HARRIES.) Loving father of Eileen (Ron WILKE), Tom, Peter (Lesley) and Moyra (Dave CUMMING.) Proud grandfather of Lauri (Craig SACCHETTI,) Sherri (Gary THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON), Peter, Aaron, Margorie, John Paul, Meghan, Jeffrey, Darryl and Daniel. Very proud great-grandfather of Ashlee, Brendan, Brittany and Nicola. He was predeceased by brother Arthur and sister Margorie. Bert was born and raised in the United Kingdom, a World War 2 paratrooper, emigrated to Canada in August 1957 and worked for Domtar as a Master Electrician, then with the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Trades, until his retirement in 1986. After retiring he volunteered for 20 years as a driver for the Red Cross. Bert was known and highly regarded for his integrity, and sense of humour. He was a staunch supporter of any activity his children and grandchildren participated in, and was always so proud of their accomplishments. We are grateful that he was able to witness Jeffrey's World Championship Gold Medal this weekend. The family plans to hold a memorial mass at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church (2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd W., Mississauga) on Saturday March 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. His body has been donated to the University of Toronto at his request. The family will be holding a celebration of his life in the summer. They will raise their glasses in celebration of a life well-lived. No flowers please. Donations in his memory to the Oncology department of Tr illium Mississauga or to the Cancer Society. Thank you to the dedicated Doctors and Nurses who made his stay with them peaceful.

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WILKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-17 published
WILKER, Floyd Henry
Peacefully, at the Strathmere Lodge, Mr. Floyd Henry WILKER in his 83rd year on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 ventured to join his wife Audrey (McCALLUM) 1995. Wherever the skies are clear the fish are biting and the water is calm. Loving father of Rod and Pam of Ilderton and Michelle and Terry KAY of Delaware. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Chelsea and Dillon. Predeceased by sister Violet. A clever, honest, hardworking craftsman, Floyd is the founder of Wilker Boats, who with wife Audrey and a few dedicated employees developed, built and serviced some of the finest powerboats in the region. Friends will be received at Memorial F.H., 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. E. on Friday, April 18 at 11: 00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. followed by a private interment. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society, London.

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WILKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
WILKER, Dorothy Elaine (née BALE)
78 of Tavistock passed away in Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. She was born in East Zorra Township, Oxford County on June 23, 1929 a daughter of the late Allan and Mabel (BIRCH) BALE. Dorothy was a piano teacher in Tavistock for more than sixty years; was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock where she was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Women. She also played the pump organ for services at the Historical Trinity Anglican Church in East Zorra. She had good memories of the enjoyment she had during the years she was farming with her husband Lloyd. She married Lloyd Henry WILKER at Trinity Anglican Church, East Zorra on August 25, 1951. He died on May 11, 1985. Dorothy is the loved mother of Rosanne and husband Bert JALASJAA of Waterlooo, Richard and wife Kathy WILKER of Tavistock, Allan and wife Barb WILKER of Mitchell, Linda and husband Perry Keller of Tavistok; grandmother of Kenneth and Paul Brown, Jason and wife Sherry WILKER, Todd and wife Amie WILKER, Heather WILKER and fiance Darryl GEAR, Luke and wife Jen WILKER, Sara WILKER and friend Dave DEYOUNG, Karlie WILKER and friend George BISAK, Chad and Kaitlin KELLER; great-grandmother of four great-grandchildren; special friend and sister-in-law of Helen McGREGOR of Tavistock and Dorothy SCHAEFER of Kitchener. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret BALE in infancy and by brothers-in-law, Howard McGREGOR and Ernie SCHAEFER. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 8-9 p.m. (note time). The funeral service will be held in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Richard P. BROWN will officiate. Interment in Trinity Evangelical Cemetery, Sebastopol-Tavistock. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Worship and Music or Tavistock Community Health Inc. would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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WILKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-16 published
FORD, Laura Jean Ford (McWAIN)
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys, at the age of 73. Beloved wife of the late John Henry Lawrence FORD (November 17, 1984). Mother of Donald FORD and wife Linda (Button), Bev FORD and Ross HERN, Margaret FORD and John BENNING and David FORD and wife Sheila HAUSLEITNER. Grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of four. Sister of Velma KARN and Dorothy ROYELS. Also survived by Darlene FORD (WILKER.) Predeceased by son John Henry FORD Jr. (September 18, 1997) The Memorial Service will be conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. with visiting 1 hour prior. Deacon Mark STAGG officiating. Burial of cremated remains to follow in Harrington Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kingsway Lodge Life Care or to the charity of choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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WILKERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-08 published
BLUCHER, Miller
Peacefully surrounded by her family after a valiant battle at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Saturday July 5th, 2008. Miller in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the Late Jack BLUCHER. Dear mother of Bev and her husband Robert, Lisa and her husband Scott and Deborah and her husband James. Darling Nana to Hannah and McKenna. Sister of Eileen WILKERSON of Denver and sister-in-law to Freda ANGELL of Thunder Bay. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa. With funeral service in the chapel on Thursday July 10th, 2008 at 1 p.m. Entombment Thornton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family. Visitation for family and Friends will be held 1 hour prior to the service. For online condolences please go to www.armstrongfuneralhome.net

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WILKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-28 published
Speed likely factor in car crash fatalities
By Canadian Press, Fri., March 28, 2008
Marten River -- Speed was likely a factor in a collision near Marten River that left three southern Ontario residents dead, police said.
Norman FROUDE, 43, from Brampton, was heading south when his car collided with a northbound vehicle, driven by Frank McKNIGHT, 43, from Burlington. Both drivers were killed, along with FROUDE's passenger, Kimberly WILKIE, 44, from Sarnia.

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WILKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
WILKIE, Kimberly Anne
Suddenly as a result of a motor vehicle accident at Temagami on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 Kimberly Anne WILKIE of Sarnia in her 45th year. Beloved daughter of James (Jim) WILKIE of London and the late Molly WILKIE (1991.) Dear mother of Reid of Toronto and Ryan of London. Dear grandma of Joshua. Dear sister of Kevin WILKIE (Gayle) of London. Also survived by her many cousins. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to a memorial service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, April 8th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Brian A. McKAY of the Church of St. Andrew Memorial officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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WILKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
WILKIE, Kimberly Anne
The family of the late Kimberly Anne WILKIE, wish to thank the many relatives, Friends and acquaintances who sent flowers, cards, E-mails and donations on her behalf. Many thanks to Paul MULLIN and Ruth WOODS and others of A. Millard George Funeral Home. To the staff of Tim Hortons on Confederation Doctor in Sarnia, and to Fred FICKLING for his eulogy on Kim. To the ladies of St. Andrew Memorial Church for the lovely lunch and of course many more thanks to Rev. Brian McKAY for his visitations and ministrations and for the wonderful service and prayers and for just being there for us. Again many thanks to all and God Bless. Jim, Kevin, Ryan, Reid and Joshua WILKIE.

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WILKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-11 published
WILKIE, Marg
In loving memory of a dear wife and mother, May 11th, 1999. Today again I walk with you Down through the years gone by, And though unseen I feel you near And ever by my side. I speak your name in my every prayer. God bless you Dear. Sadly missed by husband Ron and family.

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WILKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
PARRY, Sadie Marie (née REAUME)
Passed peacefully Friday July 4, 2008 at Riverview Gardens, Chatham. Born in Wallaceburg 79 years ago, daughter of the late Arborn REAUME and Bridget Alice DOYLE. Beloved wife of Don PARRY, dear mother of Brenda PARRY (Mike) of Banff, Alberta, Betty PARRY (Doug) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bonnie WILKIE (Frank) of Okotoks, Alberta, Beverly PARRY (Dan) of North Augusta, Ontario and the late Barbara PARRY. Fond grandmother of Ian and Lauren MORTIER, Mackellar, Quinn, Noah WILKIE and Nate LIVINGSTONE. Loving sister of Geraldine REAUME of Wallaceburg. Marie was a member of New St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, a past President of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Capt. Garnet Bracken Chapter. She was an R.N. graduating from Chatham Saint_Joseph's Hospital in 1953. The family will receive Friends and relatives Sunday July 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue (519-352-2390). A funeral service will take place Monday July 7, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow in Saint Thomas Cemetery. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Barbara Gail Parry Pediatric Oncology Association or the New St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bowmanfh.ca

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WILKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-03 published
TRINDADE, Felix
Passed away suddenly at Saint Michael's Hospital on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Helen WILKIE, for 41 years. Felix will be fondly remembered by his family Rose, Richard, Celia, Lourdes, Jason, Matthew, Michael, Antonio and Ricardo. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 3 p.m.

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WILKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-04 published
WILKIE, Rev. Dr. John MacDonald, B.A., M.A., D.D.
It is with sadness that we announce the death of John after a fall. He died in North York General Hospital on Wednesday July 2nd, 2008. He is survived by his devoted wife Marjory (née PATIENCE) and his three sons Ian (Christine), Norman (Ann) and Robin (Susan). Dear grandfather of Carolyn, Lauren and Heather. Brother of James, William, Adam, Alistair and Earnest. John was a United Church Minister serving charges in Sutton West - Knox United Church, and Toronto - Deer Park, Forest Grove, Forest Hill and St. George's. John was the first full time chaplain at St. Andrew's College in Aurora from 1966-1969. A memorial service will be held on Sunday July 6, 2008 at 3 p.m. at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (230 St. Clair Ave. West), with visiting commencing 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada or to the Parkinson's Foundation.

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WILKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
MacGREGOR, Maxwell Murdock
Peacefully on March 9, 2008 at Toronto East General Hospital in his 86th year. Survived by his sisters Norma MacGREGOR and Carol WILKIE (Robert.) Predeceased by siblings Joyce MORGAN and Margaret Anne WEBB. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and devoted friend Jean COOKSON and family. Friends and relatives will be received at Giffen-Mack 'Danforth' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121, on Friday, March 14th, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10: 00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Groveside Cemetery to follow (Hwy. 12, east side, north of Taunton Rd., Whitby).

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WILKIN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-23 published
MAUREEN CATHERINE WILKIN
August 3, 1947 – April 22, 2008. Died peacefully at Manitoulin Health
Centre on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at the age of 60. Beloved wife of Jim
Wilkin of Whitefish Falls. Loving mother of John and wife Yuna of South
Korea, Cathy and husband Greg Bellmore of Sheguiandah. Special Gamma of
James Wilkin and Connor and Tessa Bellmore. Dear sister of Angela Becks
and husband Ron, and Patricia Smith. Maureen loved life, travelling, her
Friends, and especially her family. Family and Friends gathered to
remember and celebrate her life on Thursday, April 24, at the Island
Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 3 pm Friday, April 25, 2008 at
the Little Current United Church with Reverend Faye Stevens officiating.
Cremation. Donations to Mindemoya Hospital Chemo Project, the Children’s
Wish Foundation, or Northern Cancer Research would be appreciated in
Maureen’s memory.

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WILKIN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-11-19 published
WILKIN--In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother and great-
grandmother Glenna who passed away November 6, 2006, and brother and
uncle Arthur who passed away November 15, 2002.
With tear filled eyes we watched them,
Suffer and fade away.
Although we loved them deeply,
We could not wish for them to stay.
Their golden hearts stopped beating,
Hardworking hands put to rest.
God spoke and reassured us,
He only takes the best.
Sadly missed and always remembered by Jim, Pat and families.

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WILKINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-31 published
WILKINS, Kathleen
Peacefully at Gateway Haven in Wiarton, on Saturday morning, March 29th, 2008. Kathleen WILKINS, of Wiarton, in her 94th year. Dear sister of George BIGNALL. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Amy WILKINS; her sisters, Mona TINDALL, Ada BLACKMAN and Margaret LEWIS. There will be no Funeral Service. Interment in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Toronto. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492).

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WILKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
WILKINS, James Roy
At Lambton Meadowview Villa, on Saturday, March 1, 2008. James Roy WILKINS, 87 years, of Petrolia. Devoted husband of Irene after 67 years of marriage. Dear father of Bob WILKINS and his wife Louise of Edmonton, Eileen WALZ and her husband Robert of Mississauga, Janet KOWAL and her husband David of Calgary, Brian WILKINS and his wife Susan of Bright's Grove and a special friend Margarethe WILKINS of Sarnia. Dear Grampa to Reid WILKINS of Edmonton, Brianne WILKINS and fiance Chris BESTER of Ajax, Lindsay WILKINS of Sarnia, Aaron WALZ of Ottawa, Michael WALZ of Mississauga and John KOWAL of Calgary. Also survived by a sister Shirley McCART of Ingersoll, a brother, David WILKINS of Quebec, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim served his country during World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Air Force and was a Dow Chemical retiree with nearly 30 years of service. A private funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia (519-882-0100) with Rev. Nancy ADAM/ADAMS of Christ Anglican Church officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Christ Church Bellringers or the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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WILKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-17 published
WILLIAMS, Patricia Jean (née RANDALL)
It is with sadness that Emma and Michael (Boo) GRAY/GREY, along with their parents, Mike and Cheryl announce the passing of "Grandma Jean". After living a very long and healthy life, Patricia Jean WILLIAMS age 91, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care on Saturday, March 15, 2008, following a very brief stay. Jean was born in Brigden, and was a lifelong resident of Courtright. She lived at the house she grew up in, until a couple of years ago when she made Twin Lakes Terrace (Sarnia) her home. Jean is predeceased by her husband Alwyn (2002) and her parents William and Edna (DUNN) RANDALL. She is survived by her cousin Robert GRAY/GREY and his wife Mae and their children Sandra, Dwayne and Naomi PARSONS and Linda and Dean WILKINS. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. A public grave side Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday March 18, 2008 at Bear Creek Cemetery at 1: 30 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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WILKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
JOLLY, Douglas Neil
Peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2008 at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, Douglas Neil JOLLY, age 70 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of Edith Ann (CLAYPOLE) JOLLY. Loving father of Marianne GIBBS of Sarnia, Carolynne (Ian) HUNTER of Oro Valley, Arizona, and Sandra (Tom) PAISLEY of Mount Brydges, Ontario. Cherished grandfather of Melanie and Michelle GIBBS, Melanie's fiancee Tim ALLEN, Mackenzie and Cole HUNTER, and Brittany and Madison PAISLEY. Survived by brother James (Shirley) JOLLY of Bracebridge, Ontario, sister Maxine (Bob) MURRAY of Goderich, Ontario, and sister and brother-in-law Marlene and Ron WILKINS of Leamington, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents Neil and Catherine JOLLY. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Family and Friends will be received on Sunday, April 6, 2008, from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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WILKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
FENWICK, Earl Floyd
At Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London on Monday, May 12, 2008 Earl Floyd FENWICK, C.D., in his 90th year. Dearly beloved husband and soul-mate of Audrey Marie (REDMAN) for 69 years. Much loved and respected father of Ken and Marilyn FENWICK of Zurich, Ontario Teri-Anne and Gary SUTHERLAND of London, Ontario; Bill and Anne FENWICK of St. Catharines, Ontario. Loving grandfather of Kendra (Ryan) WILKINS, Kyle (Christa) FENWICK, Kari-Lyn (Paul) TITUS, Krista (Mark) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Kelly (Todd) SCHAUS, and Todd, Chad (Sarah,) Reid, Colin, and Katelyn FENWICK. Great-grandfather of Devin and Jalyn FENWICK; Connor and Austin TITUS and Ethan WILKINS. Earl served in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Service Corps from 1939-1945. He then served with the Royal Canadian Service Corps Reserve Force 4 Column from 1946-1980. Earl was also a member of the London Fire Department for 39 years retiring as Acting Fire Chief in 1981. He was also a life member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans #393 and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion #317. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, May 16th, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Earl are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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WILKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-18 published
OVERHOLT, John Norman
Peacefully, on Friday, May 16, 2008 at Victoria Hospital, John Norman OVERHOLT passed away in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Jackie for 33 years. Loving father of David (Yvette), Jennifer, Andrea (Adam) TOWNSEND, and Morgan. Dear grandfather of Amber, Amanda, Cole, Matthew, Malcolm, and great-grandfather of Nevaeh. Loving son of Rose (OVERHOLT) REYNOLDS and the late Norman OVERHOLT (1964.) Sadly missed by siblings Carolyn (Steve) BOURNE, Susan MURRAY, Mary Lou SCHAUS, and Cindy (Hugh) NICHOLSON and brother-in-law of Andoranna WILKINS, the late Richard DUNN (2007,) Donna (Dave) JAMIESON, Dianne DUNN, and Fran (Merle) SABERI. Special friend of Sugit SAHA. John will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and co-workers. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. (with visitation one hour prior). Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In memory, donations to the Kidney foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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WILKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-18 published
DAVIDSON, Marjorie (WILKINS)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on Monday, June 16, 2008, Marjorie (WILKINS) DAVIDSON of London in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late George L. DAVIDSON. Dear mother of Gary DAVIDSON and his wife Eva Jean of London, Brian DAVIDSON and his wife Marsha of Bright's Grove, Alan DAVIDSON and his wife Krista of London, Paul DAVIDSON and his wife Susan of London and Lynne PLAYER and her husband Scott of Toronto and mother-in-law of Brigitta DAVIDSON. Predeceased by her son David DAVIDSON and her brother Robert E. WILKINS. Dear sister-in-law of Phyllis WILKINS of London, Mary HARDICK of Shelburne and Margaret GIGGEY of Sarnia. Also loved by her grandchildren Christopher and his wife Julie, Jeffrey and his wife Christine, Stephen and his wife Erin, Donald and his wife Brooke, James, Natalie, Edward and his wife Holly, Emily, Matthew, Danielle, Sean, Kaelan and Cheryl and Andrew Player and her 8 great-grandchildren. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 568 Richmond Street, London with Reverend Sheldon W. DYCK officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Mocha Shrine Centre, 468 Colborne Street, London, Ontario, N6B 2T3 or to the Parkinson Society of Canada, 4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117, London, Ontario, N6L 1G5. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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WILKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-09 published
WILKINS, Charles Russell (1923-2008)
(Retired Ontario Hydro and Past Master, Renfrew Masonic Lodge #122)
In Hospice Renfrew surrounded by the love of his family on his 85th birthday Tuesday, February 5, 2008 after a brief illness with cancer. Devoted husband and best friend of 61 years to Roma AUSTIN. Cherished father to Judy RYAN (Doug) of Renfrew, Peter (Nancy) of New Jersey, Tim of Alberta, Mark (Cindy) of Kimberley, British Columbia and Janice PAPPAS (Gus) of Ottawa. Larger than life Poppa to 9 grandchildren - Vaughan, Scott, Katie, Daniel, Michael, Paige, Mathew, Shannon and Carly. Russ will be greatly missed by his sister Alice BROWN (Windsor,) his sisters-in-law Edith CLAPP (Arnprior) and Jean AUSTIN (Belleville) and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Doctor Bruce STRADER and staff at Hospice Renfrew and Renfrew Victoria Hospital for their dedication and care. Friends may call at the McPhail and Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave., at Lorne, Renfrew for memorial visiting on Friday, February 15, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with the service to celebrate Russ's life to follow at Trinity St. Andrews United Church on Saturday February 16 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Renfrew, Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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WILKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
REYNOLDS, Paul
Paul REYNOLDS (b. 1926) died peacefully, 4 March 2008. In 1945, he took over a small family business and over the next 50 years built this into a highly successful mechanical contracting company (Reynolds Bros. Mechanical, later Doughty and Darling). Paul married his childhood sweetheart, Shirley WILKINS; they raised four children and shared wonderful times at Craigleith Ski Club and the cottage at Dudley Bay, Bala. Pleasure in retirement was cut short by Shirley's sudden death in 1994. Paul's subsequent marriage to Flora HENRY greatly enlivened his later years with shared travel and skiing adventures. Paul was a brother to Bill (d. 2007), Bud, and Patricia. His children, Carolynne BERRY (Reginald,) Lynda MONTIS (Phil,) John and Steven, will miss him profoundly. He lived to see six grandchildren (Andrea (Rob BECK,) Christine, Jenny and Laura MONTIS, Anthea and Aidan BERRY) and two great-grandchildren (Hardin and Wesley BECK.) The family thanks the staff at Sunrise of Richmond Hill for caring for Paul as if he were their own father. To commemorate Paul's life, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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WILKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-28 published
WILKINS- MINTON, Barbara Anne (née WRIGHT)
Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 26th, 2008 at the age of 76. Predeceased by her parents Louise SOMERS and George WRIGHT. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband Bill, her devoted children Wendy (Rick), Scott (Cathy), Veronica (Brad), Hilary (Katherine deceased), Jennifer (Hiram) and Stephen (Carolyn), her loving step-children Donald, Jane (Derek), Brian (Katherine) and Tim (Rebecca) and her step-brothers Geoff (Jamie) and Bill (Sally). Her 14 grandchildren will miss their Baw Baw terribly. She was predeceased by her second husband Donald WILKINS and her step-son John. Barb lived her life to care for others, her family, her Friends and her volunteer organizations. She spent countless hours volunteering in the art world including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Friends of Museums and the McLaren Art Centre. Tennis was another passion and she will be missed by her 'tennis buddies' in Toronto, Barrie and Florida. Special thanks go to her dedicated caregivers Herma, Ruth and Rowena who cared for both Mom and Bill over the past several months. A celebration of her life will be held at the Badminton and Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, on Saturday, May 3rd at 4: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Art Gallery of Ontario would be appreciated.

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WILKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
Double shooting shakes gun-weary Toronto
Two 25-year-old men killed downtown; carjacking suspected
By Timothy APPLEBY and Jamie KOMARNICKI with reports from Sarah BOESVELD and Matthew CAMPBELL, Page A1
Toronto -- It was just after midnight yesterday when Alan DUDECK's cellphone rang, bearing the worst tidings a parent could hear: His son, Oliver MARTIN, and his son's lifelong friend Dylan ELLIS had just been shot.
The two young men had been heading home from a friend's apartment after watching a basketball game, and the frantic call came from a close friend of Mr. MARTIN.
"He said, 'Get down to St. Mike's [hospital] right away,' Mr. DUDECK recounted.
Mr. MARTIN worked for a prestigious investment firm. Mr. ELLIS was a photographer. Both were 25, with university degrees. And both, it seemed, had a shining future. Instead, both perished in an apparently random hail of bullets, leaving their families in shock.
"Pretty rough, pretty rough," Mr. DUDECK said.
Even in a city where gun killings have become familiar - yesterday's shootings bring Toronto's homicide count for the year to 25 - the double slaying, perhaps the result of an abortive carjacking, was unusual.
As police struggled to reconstruct the events west of the city's entertainment district, Detective Sergeant Gary GIROUX of the homicide squad stressed that from all appearances, neither Mr. ELLIS nor Mr. MARTIN was involved in crime.
"Both young men were loved by their families, they have a great deal of support, and as you can imagine, both families are devastated," he said.
"These two victims were not at all known - I repeat, not at all known - to the Toronto police or any police agency in Canada." The only police record of either stems from when one of them lost his passport about five years ago, another homicide investigator said.
A 911 call came in at 12: 08 a.m. yesterday to the 14 Division police station.
Mr. ELLIS and Mr. MARTIN were found in the front seat of a Range Rover that belongs to Mr. ELLIS's stepfather, outside a friend's condo where they had been watching a basketball game on television. Both were wearing seat belts and the car's engine was running, police said.
Despite paramedics' efforts, both were pronounced dead on arrival at Saint Michael's Hospital.
In the back seat of the Range Rover was a female friend who survived the attack and who is the homicide squad's key witness.
"It may well be the shooter didn't see her and that's why she's alive," Mr. DUDECK said. "We don't know."
All three had been watching the Boston Celtics pull off a comeback win against the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association playoffs.
For several hours, the car was parked outside the condo, and the three departed at around midnight. They briefly returned for what Det. Sgt. GIROUX described as "a very innocent reason&hellip they were expecting someone to come out for a very brief moment."
Instead, they were accosted by the gunman.
"I'd say the shooting took place within seconds," Det. Sgt. GIROUX said. "He may have only been targeting the males in the front seat, but they were certainly in my opinion targeted."
Multiple shots were fired - at least eight, judging by shell-casing markers on the street yesterday - killing the two young men and damaging the interior of the Range Rover.
After speaking to the traumatized young woman, Det. Sgt. GIROUX said the shootings may have been part of an abortive car jacking, and that - for reasons he did not divulge - the killer appeared familiar with the area.
"We're certainly alive to the fact that this was a very expensive, high-end vehicle and I'm looking at it as a marketable thing to steal."
Another police source suggested the violence could have erupted from something as simple as an exchange of angry words.
One witness report said a young black male in a white shirt was seen fleeing the crime scene on a bicycle. Another offered a similar description, but said the man sped away in a blue car.
Under scrutiny, meanwhile, was an array of closed-circuit video footage from buildings near the crime scene.
A friend of the victims who was at Thursday night's gathering said she and other attendees were traumatized by the shooting.
Police swiftly cordoned off the area with yellow tape, and yesterday afternoon, the Range Rover was still being examined by forensic experts.
The car was parked immediately outside 798 Richmond St. West, an upscale, five-year-old rental high-rise, surrounded by townhouses. The area comprises a mix of new money and old, a few blocks west of the downtown entertainment district.
Just metres north is a vibrant section of Queen Street West, and on all sides are older brick homes, some of Victorian vintage.
"There's a sense of community; my house has been broken into, but I do usually feel safe walking along the streets late at night," said long-time resident Maria BARABASH, who lives a block east of the crime scene on Richmond Street.
"But this is a little bit too close to home."
So too for the families of the victims.
About 30 people gathered on the lawn of Mr. ELLIS's parents' home in the upscale Rosedale neighbourhood. Some hugged, while others stood around or sat on the lawn in shock.
Tears in his eyes, a young man demanded that reporters respect the family's privacy and leave the street and its million-dollar homes and expensive cars.
Lauren WILKINS, a friend of Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS, said yesterday the two men were "just wonderful people."
A few blocks away at Mr. OLIVER's home, family members from the East Coast began filtering into the big, ivy-clad brick house, hugging and exchanging condolences.
Mr. MARTIN lived downtown in a house he shared with his sisters.
He graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. He joined Russell Investments Canada last year and quickly made his mark as a friendly young man poised to take the financial world by storm, said company president Irshaad AHMAD.
"He was the person walking around the office always making Friends. He just made a really tremendous impact."
Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS had known each other since they were in Grade 1 in Toronto's Brown Junior Public School.
From Toronto, the pair headed for Quebec - Mr. MARTIN attending Concordia University while Mr. ELLIS pursued his passion for photography at Dawson College.
Mr. ELLIS was a thoughtful photographer with an eye for detail, his former mentor said.
"His style was a bit more urban, a bit more shadowy," recalled Laurel Breidon, co-ordinator of the college's commercial photography program.
"Not the bright, clean, happy stuff - a little funky, had a little edge to it."
Mourners set up a candle-lit shrine last night outside the building where Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS were shot. About 20 bouquets of flowers had been laid against the wall and three candles illuminated a sign taped to the building that reads "May you rest in peace Dylan and Oliver."

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REYNOLDS, Paul
Paul REYNOLDS (b. 1926) died peacefully, 4 March 2008. In 1945, he took over a small family business and over the next 50 years built this into a highly successful mechanical contracting company (Reynolds Bros. Mechanical, later Doughty and Darling). Paul married his childhood sweetheart, Shirley WILKINS; they raised four children and shared wonderful times at Craigleith Ski Club and the cottage at Dudley Bay, Bala. Pleasure in retirement was cut short by Shirley's sudden death in 1994. Paul's subsequent marriage to Flora HENRY greatly enlivened his later years with shared travel and skiing adventures. Paul was a brother to Bill (d. 2007), Bud, and Patricia. His children, Carolynne BERRY (Reginald,) Lynda MONTIS (Phil,) John and Steven, will miss him profoundly. He lived to see six grandchildren (Andrea (Rob BECK,) Christine, Jenny and Laura MONTIS, Anthea and Aidan BERRY) and two great-grandchildren (Hardin and Wesley BECK.) The family thanks the staff at Sunrise of Richmond Hill for caring for Paul as if he were their own father. To commemorate Paul's life, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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