McKEON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
LOVIE, E. Clayton
Peacefully, at Kensington Village Nursing Home, London, Tuesday, April 1, 2008, surrounded by his family and invited by God, E. Clayton LOVIE, in his 98th year, formerly of Grand Bend, went to join his beloved wife of 52 years, Hazel Lorena (WAGHORN) LOVIE (1917-1992.) Loved father and father-in-law of Eileen and James MacINTYRE and Bradley LOVIE, all of London, Gary and Mary LOVIE of Wellesly. Loving grandpa of Tim MacINTYRE and his wife Lori, Jodie McKEON, Fran LOVIE, Tom LOVIE and wife Dawn and great-grandpa of Travis McKEON, Kayla McKEON, Shannon MacINTYRE, Kate BARDWELL, Emma BARDWELL and Victoria LOVIE. Dear brother-in-law of Shirley LOVIE, Betty WAGHORN, Orloe WATSON and Jack WATSON. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his son Alan James LOVIE (1951-1973,) sister Lillian MELLIN (2007,) brother Gordon LOVIE (2000,) brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Orval MELLIN, Ray and Dorothy WAGHORN, Harry WAGHORN, Olive and Wallace SELVES, Merle and Julis BAUER. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Monday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where the Funeral and Committal Service will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry DISHER officiating. Interment Robin's Hill Cemetery, Thorndale. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Diabetes Association or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McKEON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-09 published
VANDEWETERING, Hendrikus " Harry"
Peacefully and with great courage, surrounded by his dear family at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London on April 7th, 2008, Hendrikus (Harry) VANDEWETERING of Delaware in his 73rd year. Beloved and devoted husband of Tina (née VANDYK) for 49 years. Loving father of Richard (Anne,) Joanie (Barry) McKEON and Len (Carol Lyn.) Dear Opa to Michael, Christine, Caitlin, Andrea and Vanessa, all of London. Survived by siblings Karel (Rita), Wilma (Harry), Irma (Ollie), John (Rieky), Jerry (Joanne) and Toni. Predeceased by infant son Richard Anton, parents Antonius and Cornelia (nee KEUNEN) VANDEWETERING and brothers Pete and Ted. Harry will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, and he will be remembered by many Friends. Friends and relatives may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Thursday, April 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Lions Service at 6 p.m. and prayers at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Delaware on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Fr. Francis MURPHY officiating. Interment of ashes Sacred Heart Cemetery (Thomas St.), Mount Brydges. The family extends their thanks to all the nursing staff at Chelsey Park Nursing home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkinson Society Canada.

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McKEON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
McKEON, Mary Elizabeth
Of Toronto, died peacefully on January 31, 2008, surrounded by love in her 84th year. Bette's presence in the lives of her family, her many Friends throughout the world, her colleagues in the teaching profession and her associates in the arts and music fields was cherished by everyone. Bette was the eldest child of the late James McKEON and Callista McKEON and is survived by her siblings Louis (Mary), James (Renate), the late Frederick (Natalie), Patricia, Jack (Rickie), Jill (the late Desmond) and Barry (Mary). She was the devoted aunt to 16 nieces and nephews and a true friend to her cousins, Peggy McKEON and Mary McKEON (Charles,) and to her devoted friend Jane MAHUT.
Bette was a graduate of Loretto Academy in Hamilton and in 1946 graduated from McMaster University in Honours English. She then took up a teaching career in High Schools in Toronto. She was a female 'Mr. Chips', in her love of English and her influence on her many students at High Schools in Toronto. This was recognized when the student body at Sir Sandford Fleming High School in Toronto, upon learning that she was switching to another High School for personal reasons, on their own, rented a billboard in mid Toronto with the inscription 'Happiness is Miss McKEON' on it.
She will be greatly missed by her family, and her multitude of Friends in her many clubs and activities, in Toronto and around the world. She was an ardent supporter of the Arts, especially the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Stratford and the Shaw, all of whom benefited from her support during her life and through bequests which she has made.
A visitation will be held on Monday, February 4, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). This will be followed by a Funeral Mass at 11: 00 a.m. and reception afterwards at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church (39 Green Lane, Thornhill). In lieu of flowers, donations in Bette's memory can be made to St. Luke's Church to support children's activities.
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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McKEON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
JENNINGS, Warring Laird
(September 25, 1918-June 10, 2008)
A lifelong resident of Hamilton, Laird passed away peacefully at Saint Peter's Hospital in his 90th year. He is survived by his beloved wife Jean and children Laird (Joan) JENNINGS, Mary (Barry) McKEON, Barbara (Colin) LAZIER, Maggie Butterfield (Ditch) DICKINSON. Dear Grandfather to Sarah and Stephen (Laura) JENNINGS; David and Holly McKEON; Amy (Erik) SCHAEFER, Kate, Colin and William LAZIER; David (Lauren), Andrew and Taylor DICKINSON: Great-grandfather to Lauren, Liam and Matthew; Beth and Martha and Zoë. He is predeceased by his sister Elsa. He is also survived by his sister Joan BIRMINGHAM of Vancouver. Laird served with the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force as Flt. Lt. in World War 2 and he was awarded Hamilton's first Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a Hamilton City Alderman, Past Chair of the Hamilton Club, Past President of the Caledon Mountain Trout Club and a member of the Tamahaac Club. Laird happily retired from Jennings Insurance to pursue fly fishing, duck hunting and skeet shooting. He will be sadly missed by his many Friends. Special thanks for the loving care given to Laird by the 3 East staff at Saint Peter's Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Ascension, 64 Forest Avenue, Hamilton, on Friday, June 13 at 11 a.m. Donations in Laird's memory may be made to the Church of the Ascension, the McMaster Institute of Urology at Saint_Joseph's Healthcare or the charity of your choice. Funeral Ar rangements entrusted to Marlatt Funeral Home, Hamilton. On-line tributes may be made at www.mem.com.

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McKEOWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
McKEOWN, Adeline " Addie" (née GDANSKI)
Suddenly on Monday, June 16, 2008 Adeline "Addie" (née GDANSKI) McKEOWN of London in her 67th year. Dear mother of Douglas (Linda) McKEOWN and Dennis (Jill) McKEOWN all of London. Dear Naddie of Sarah, Ashley, Amanda, Katie, Laura, Jordan, Mikayla and Logan. Dear sister of Joe (Grace), Agnus (Mike), Helen (Ted), Rosella (Dominic), Victor, Henry (Dolores) and Ronald (Jacqueline). Predeceased by siblings Sophie (Bill), Mary (Laurie), Stan (Mina), Allan (Margaret.) Dear friend of Don SALMON. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and Friends. Private Family Service. Interment St. Peters Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice in memory of Addie. Online condolences can be made at www.forestcitycremation.com 519-675-0772

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McKERLIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-15 published
McKERLIE, Ross
In loving memory of a dear Husband and Dad, who passed away May 15, 1998. Dad: We know in your fatherly way You've gone Home before us And will welcome us with open arms When we're done here. Remembered loved and missed more each day until we're together again, love your family, Alma, Tom, Anne, Ron, Joan, Dave, Carol and Janet and their families.

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McKERNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-30 published
SHAKER, George Joseph
(August 29, 1919-April 28, 2008)
George died peacefully at home. He is survived by his beloved wife Yvonne, loving father of Catherine (Paul) McKERNAN, Mary Ellen, and Barbara (John) REID. Cherished grandfather of Trevor, Andrew and Owen. Loved brother of Robert, Abraham, Kathleen, Emily and the late Frank and Adele.
George was born in Trenton, Ontario and moved with his family to Toronto at the age of nine. After graduating from high school he studied as a radio operator and joined the merchant ship AD Huff as First Radio Officer. On February 22, 1941, his ship was sunk in the North Atlantic by a German battleship and he spent the next four years in German Prison of War camps. The prisoners were liberated to "the most beautiful sound in the world," the sound of bagpipers by British troops in April, 1945. George returned to Toronto to complete a degree at the University of Toronto and built a rich and full life with his family and Friends.
The family wishes to acknowledge with sincere appreciation Doctor DIEF and the staff of the Angio Department of North York General Hospital for their many months of care and support. Our appreciation to Estella and Donna for their compassionate nursing care.
The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 30th. Service in the chapel on Thursday, May 1st at 11 o'clock.
If desired, donations may be made to the Angio Department, North York General Hospital, 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto M2K 1E1. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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McKERRACHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-19 published
CASSERLY, Frank Wilson " Bud"
A wonderfully long and happy life came to a peaceful end on Friday, February 15th, 2008. In his 93rd year, Bud was surrounded by loving and joyous Friends thoughout his life. Predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend, Betty (née CLOUGH) in 1997. Loving and much loved father of Ann and her husband the late Colin HEUCKENDORFF, and, John and his wife Nancy (née McKERRACHER.) Cherished grandfather of Andrew and Tom HEUCKENDORFF, and, Taya, Tim and Hope CASSERLY. He will be greatly missed by his dear friend Lorraine BRYAN with whom he shared so much in recent years. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 20 at 1 p.m. at McDougall and Brown, Scarborough Chapel, 2900 Kingston Road (at McCowan). Reception following at Scarboro Golf and Country Club. Private interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made in Bud's memory to The Salvation Army.

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McKERROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-21 published
CALDWELL, Hilton Squires, P.Eng. (Electrical,) Lt. Col. Retired (Militia)
Died peacefully Friday, July 18, 2008 at 86. Loving husband of Marianne (née Marion ROURKE.) Dear father of Elaine GILES, Paul (Antonietta) and Sheila McKERROW (Andrew.) Loving grandfather of Heather, Ian, Katherine, Isla, Madeleine, Emma, Sophia and Luke. Will be sadly missed by his brother Allan and his wife Anne and brother-in-law Malcolm ROURKE and his wife Patience. Hilton was born in Florenceville, New Brunswick where he attended school there and in Saint_John, New Brunswick. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a radar mechanic in 1940 and was deployed to Great Britain from 1941-1945 in the Royal Air Force. Returning to Canada, Hilton attended the University of New Brunswick and was employed by Bell Canada for 31 years. He will be greatly missed by his many Friends and family. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600), from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Funeral service 3: 00 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Walton Memorial United Church, 2489 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville. Private family interment. For those who wish, memorial contributions to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Email condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com.

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McKESY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
BRIDEKIRK, Bill
At the C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Bill BRIDEKIRK, 87 years, of Petrolia. Bill was predeceased by his wife Ethel (née (ROBINSON1994)) and a son Gary (1978). He will be missed by his daughters Marie and Morley SCOTT of Petrolia, Dorothy and Cliff BRADLEY of Sarnia, and Sandra BRIDEKIRK of Sarnia. Bill was a loving grandfather to eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and twelve great great-grandchildren. Bill was the son of the late George and Irene (AYRHEART) BRIDEKIRK. Dear brother of Donelda and Leo MacKESY of Lakeview, Ohio, Dorothy and the late Stew KNUDSEN of Petrolia, the late Angus BRIDEKIRK (1946,) and the late Ken BRIDEKIRK (1992.) Bill will also be missed by his daughter-in-law Hazel MacKO of Dresden, a loyal friend Lenny and Barb SALISBURY, and many nieces and nephews. Bill was a member of the Laborers Union Local 1089 and was an avid hunter and trapper. Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Brian HORROBIN officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (Pat Mailloux Cataract Clinic). Memories and condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com

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McKEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-07 published
MacKEY, Arthur John
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Saturday, January 5, 2008. Art MacKEY of Thornbury at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Arlene (née FOSTER) MacKEY. Cherished father of Carol (Jim) RECORD of Owen Sound and Charlene (Stan) WILSON of Thornbury. Predeceased by his son Brad MacKEY in 2004. Sadly missed Papa of Brady RECORD, Catrina, Reid and Matthew WILSON, Melissa, Bruce and Travis MacKEY. Brother of Bob (Janet) MacKEY of Meaford. Art will be greatly missed by his family and Friends. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Monday from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Brethren of the Beaver Lodge Masonic Lodge #234 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will gather for a memorial service at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Doctor Robert BUCHANAN, will be conducted at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church in Thornbury on Tuesday January 8th at 11 a.m. A private family service of committal and interment will follow at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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McKEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-09 published
MacKEY, Arlene (née FOSTER)
At the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Monday, April 7, 2008 at the age of 75. The former Arlene FOSTER, born in Thornbury, a daughter of Ernest and Myrtle (née REAR) FOSTER. Predeceased by her beloved husband Arthur John 'Art' MacKEY (January 5, 2008) of Thornbury. Loved mother of Carol (Jim) RECORD of Owen Sound and Charlene (Stan) WILSON of Thornbury and predeceased by her son Brad MacKEY in 2004 and remembered by Donna. She will be the sadly missed grandmother 'Nana' of Brady RECORD, Catrina, Reid and Matthew WILSON, Melissa (David), Bruce and Travis (Leanne) MacKEY. Dear sister of Lorna JOHNSTON of Thornbury, Agnes MITCHELL of Guelph, Shirley (Terry) JACKMAN of Meaford and Marv (Christine) FOSTER of Hamilton. Predeceased by brothers Ken, Mel and Del FOSTER. Also remembered by brother-in-law Bob (Janet) MacKEY of Meaford and by several nieces and nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Thursday from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Doctor Robert BUCHANAN, will be conducted at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church in Thornbury on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 11 a.m. with a private family service of committal and interment to follow at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Meaford General Hospital Foundation, or the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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McKEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-10 published
JONES, Ailsa (née MAPLEY)
At Errinrung Residence in Thornbury on Tuesday April 8, 2008. The former Ailsa MAPLEY, daughter of the late Ernest and Annie Elizabeth (née TOESLAND) MAPLEY of England, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Hartley JONES. Loved mother of Karen and her husband David HAMMOND of Clarksburg and John JONES of Thornbury. Fondly remembered and sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Kelly and her husband Mike MacKEY and their children Blair and Hunter of Meaford; Jennifer HAMMOND and her children Justice and Elijah of Clarksburg; and Heather JONES of Thornbury. Dear sister of Rita MILLWARD of England, Desmond and his wife Joyce also of England, and Pauline and her husband Bob JASTAK of Thornbury. Predeceased by a sister Beryl (late Levi) MUSTARD formerly of Thornbury and Meaford. A memorial funeral service, officiated by Reverend Judy WALTON, will be conducted at St. George's Anglican Church in Clarksburg on Saturday April 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. with interment of Ailsa's ashes to follow at Thornbury- Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice St. E., P.O. Box 556, Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0 (519-599-2718) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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McKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
McCONNELL, Winifred
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge on Monday, March 31, 2008, Winifred McCONNELL of Strathroy and formerly of Ottawa in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Hubert (Bun) McCONNELL (1993.) Loving mother Bryan and Donna McCONNELL of Watford, Jane and the late George COUNTER (2006) of London, Cheryl and Martin HUGHES of Strathroy. Dear Nanny of Richard, Kassandra, Bryson, Victoria, Lesleigh, Amanda, Adam, Krista, David and Carly. Survived by her sisters Marjorie COLLINS of Victoria, British Columbia, Betty MacKEY of Utica, New York and sister-in-law Rose BABINGTON of Ottawa. Predeceased by her brother Brad BABINGTON and sister Doris CARTER. Sadly missed by 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours. Funeral Service will be held in the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by Winifred's family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Winifred.

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McKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-07 published
Pictures of dead child help parents
By Kristine OWRAM, The Canadian Press, Mon., July 7, 2008
Toronto -- Gina STRIMAS- MacKEY was still celebrating the birth of her seventh child, Ezra, when she woke up one morning in May to find him lying motionless in his crib, not breathing.
One of her daughters performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on him until the paramedics arrived, but it was too late. Ezra was dead after only six weeks of life.
As the family made funeral preparations, a friend suggested that they might want to do something to memorialize their son. When she mentioned Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a charitable organization that specializes in photographing dead and dying infants, STRIMAS- MacKEY knew she had found the perfect way to remember Ezra.
STRIMAS- MacKEY contacted Heather RIVLIN, a Toronto photographer who is with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and she agreed to take photos at Ezra's funeral.
The photographs from that day tell a story of grief, but also of a close-knit family supporting each other in a difficult time.
In one photo, STRIMAS- MacKEY holds Ezra, the tears visible on her face as her husband comforts her.
"I thought (these photos) would be a tangible tool to help the younger children understand and comprehend what had happened. What I've come to realize is it's a tool to help me, because it doesn't let you forget," said STRIMAS- MacKEY.
"I don't want to forget how we felt at that moment, because if we do that it will minimize how much Ezra means to us," she added, her voice breaking with emotion.
STRIMAS- MacKEY isn't alone in her desire to remember a very difficult part of her life, said Sandy Puc, a Colorado-based photographer and co-founder of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.
Puc already specialized in photographing terminally ill babies when she was asked by a client if she could wait until her baby was taken off life support to photograph him "without all the tubes and the wires."
Puc said she was "bowled over" by the request, and found it very difficult, but also very fulfilling.
The end result of that photo session inspired Puc and the mother, Cheryl Haggard, to create Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep was founded in 2005 and already has more than 5,000 photographers volunteering in 20 different countries.

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