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ALBANESE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-07 published
ALBANESE, Philip Carman
Husband, father, grandfather, provider, teacher, knowledge seeker. Born November 12, 1924, in Port Arthur, Ontario Died December 5, 2007, in Thunder Bay of complications following a stroke, aged By Monica STOROZUK, Page L8
Philip was an ordinary man who believed in living responsibly and simply. His life was dedicated to the enjoyment of family and Friends and to the pursuit of knowledge.
He was born in Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay, to an Italian immigrant family. Until the age of 5 he spoke only Italian. He was a reserved child but enjoyed school and playing outdoors with Friends.
At 18, he joined the army with his twin brother, Rino. Together they served for three years overseas during the Second World War. The experience had a positive and lasting effect on Philip. Sixty years later, he declined to apply for veterans' assistance, saying, "Why should they pay me? I should pay them for all they did for me."
When the war was over, Philip attended university and became a high-school teacher. He met and married Geraldine MORROW, proposing to her on Valentine's Day. They soon began a family; within a dozen years they had seven children.
Philip was sensitive to beauty in its many forms. Although his sensibilities relaxed over the years, he never surrendered a deep sense of propriety.
His vast knowledge, acquired through extensive reading, stretched from history and geography to politics, world affairs, art, architecture and music. His appetite for learning never diminished. At 80, when asked about a book he was reading, he replied with great enthusiasm, "Quantum physics. I always wanted to know about quantum physics."
His quest for knowledge was aided by his lack of interest in perfection. In many ways he was an anti-perfectionist. The front steps need repair? They can wait. The shirt needs pressing? No big deal. Time was precious and shouldn't be wasted on the mundane.
Philip knew the value of simple pleasures. In the 1960s, he purchased a piece of property in the country and spent many hours there. In his retirement, he and Geri built a small cabin out of recycled wood and used nails. Someone called it the Bothy, a Scottish word for a simple shelter, and the name stuck. Philip spent a lot of time at the Bothy, gardening, puttering and reading.
In the hours before his death he stayed engaged in the conversation around him, as he had done all his life. As family members quietly talked about a trip to Italy and tried to recall the name of a town near Verona, he excitedly blurted out the name, surprising everyone.
In a fitting tribute to his legacy, Philip was buried with simple tokens of remembrance: the key to the Bothy, a package of tomato seeds, a copy of Vanity Fair, a few coins representing thrift, and loving notes from his grandchildren.
Monica STOROZUK is Philip's daughter.

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ALBENE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-29 published
BOLGER, Lorraine
In Thunder Bay on Saturday April 26, 2008. Lorraine BOLGER of Thunder Bay and formerly of Dutton in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of the late Frank BOLGER. Survived by her Stepchildren Marguerite DOBBIN of Peterborough. Patrick BOLGER of Toronto, Mary COOPER of Cremona, Alberta, Michael BOLGER of Regina, Paul BOLGER of Washago, and step-grandchildren, Sisters and brothers, Irene MORROW, Gerry ALBENE, Bernice DINER, Bernard MORROW, Walter MORROW, all of Thunder Bay, Dolores GORDON of Toronto and sister-in-law Rita MORROW of Thunder Bay and several nieces and nephews. At Lorraine's request there will be no funeral home visitation or service. Donation to Caledonia Gardens II would be appreciated. Arn Funeral Home, Dutton 519-762-2416.

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ALBERGA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
FOLLIOTT, Natalie (née DERANGO)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Natalie after a courageous fight with ovarian cancer on March 13, 2008 at Toronto General Hospital with her loving family at her side. She will be greatly missed by John, her husband and best friend for 28 years, her cherished sons Matthew and Michael, and her extended family. She was born December 21, 1957 in Rende, Italy, the cherished daughter of the late Enrico and the late Rosa DERANGO. She is survived by her loving siblings Frank DERANGO (Rena,) Oletta BRETTONE (Arturo), Anna FARACE (John), Eva ALBERGA (Tony), Carlo DERANGO (Joyce), Delia DERANGO (Edward) and Timina SCARMATO (Frank), nieces and nephews Anthony, Marie (Joe), Rick (Vicki), (late) John, Angela, Lucy, Tony (Helen), Rosina, Adam, David (Sabrina), Ashley, Marta, and Julian and her many great-nephews and nieces. She will be greatly missed by her in-laws Wendy HAMILTON (Tom,) Bill FOLLIOTT (Sandy,) Betsy MALLANY (John) and Larry FOLLIOTT (Linda.) She was a loving aunt to Jay (Lea,) Tammy (Franco,) Brian (Shannon), Kim, John Paul, Crystal, Robert, Sydney and Amy and will also be missed by her great-nephews and nieces. Natalie will be fondly remembered for her great courage, love of family, passion for gardening and her wonderful outlook on life. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 and from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 17 at 10: 30 o'clock in Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. If desired, donations may be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada, 101-145 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1E3. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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ALBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-27 published
EDGAR, Doris Mary Ann (née CAMPBELL)
In loving memory of Doris Mary Ann. Born in Saugeen Township, Ontario on Friday, February 26, 1937, passed away at Wingham and District Hospital, North Huron (Wingham), Ontario on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 in her 71st year. The former Doris CAMPBELL, beloved wife of the late Harold EDGAR who predeceased her in 2005. Dear mother of Ernie and Theresa ALBERT of Wingham, Diane and Percy HOLMES of Brampton, Mike and Barb ALBERT of Brussels, Rodney and Colleen McCULLOCH of Elmwood, Harold and Venita McCULLOCH of Dundalk, Roland and Cherie McCULLOCH of Huron Park and Robert and Tanna ALBERT of Hanover. Sister of Ruth McCULLOCH, Margaret WEBER, Martha McCULLOCH and John CAMPBELL. Also survived by 30 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Harold and Dorothy CAMPBELL, son William Joseph ALBERT, four brothers and one sister. The visitation was held at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Wednesday, February 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral services were held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Wayne B. BEAMER officiating. The interment was in Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow, Ontario.
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ALBERT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-05-14 published
ALBERT EDWARD LEE
In loving memory of Albert Edward Lee, May 24, 1939 - May 6, 2008. Loved
partner of Carol Beauchamp. Dear father of Judy and husband Edward Smith,
Alberta Lee and Edward Lee. Stepfather of Steve Beauchamp and wife Tracey.
Loved grandfather of Steven, Erin, Malcom, Kendra, Dayna and Carson.
Predeceased by mother Alice Patterson. Predeceased by sisters Irene
Williamson, Doreen Taylor, Vivian Bobei. Will be missed by nephew Butch and
wife Lori Williamson, Dave and wife Pam Williamson, Nancy Thompson and
husband Mike, Analle and Ed Niebrzydowski, and other nieces and nephews.
Remembered by sister Helena Kimbery of Ohio. Direct Cremation. Family and
Friends are invited to join us in celebrating Albert's life on the
afternoon of Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Butch Williamson's home. Donations
in Albert's memory to Diabetes Associationwould be appreciated.
Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.

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ALBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
SMITH, Chester
Suddenly at his late residence, Kettle Point on Monday, May 12th, 2008, Chester SMITH in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Carolyn (SHAWNOO,) dear father of Roger SMITH, step-father of Frieda SHAWNOO and John ALBERT, and grandfather of Mariah. Loving brother of Doris, Carol, Joyce, Reba, Lynn, Pete, Norris and William. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at his residence, 6502 Chippewa Circle, Kettle Point for visitation on Thursday and Friday. Funeral Service at the Kettle Point Community Centre on Saturday May 17th at 1 p.m. Interment Kettle Point Cemetery. Online condolences at www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com

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ALBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-25 published
ENGLISH, Evelyn (formerly EAGAR, née SIMMONS)
After a courageous battle with cancer, our Mom, Evelyn ENGLISH (née SIMMONS) passed away on May 23, 2008 at Parkwood Hospital in her 82nd year. She was predeceased by her husbands Norman EAGAR (1979) and Douglas ENGLISH (1997.) She will be deeply missed by our family: daughters, sons and their spouses Barbara and Aurelien ALBERT, Dianne and Jan KIRSHIN, Colleen and John VANDERPLAS, Richard and Christine EAGAR, as well as 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Mom will be sadly missed by her dear friend Lucie BREITER. Our deepest thanks to Doctor HARLE and the Parkwood Palliative Care staff for their heartfelt care and compassion over the past weeks. Following Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends and family may visit at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will take place on Tuesday May 27, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment of ashes to take place at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkwood Palliative Care Unit are appreciated in lieu of flowers.

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ALBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-20 published
GROSSMAN, David
On Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Sunnybrook Hospital, Veteran's Wing. David GROSSMAN beloved husband of the late Pearl GROSSMAN. Loving father and father-in-law of Stan and Gail GROSSMAN, Larry and Sylvia GROSSMAN, and Marci and David ALBERT. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Lil and Sid HERSCHORN, Nathan and Ruth GROSSMAN, and Bertha and Ben WILSON. Devoted grandfather of Stuart, Stephanie, Kate, Devon, Shoshana, Carlie, Koby, Alex, Cale, Adam, and Rachel. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Adath Israel Synagogue section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 65 Skymark Drive, Suite #1006, from 2: 00 p.m. daily, evening services at 7:20 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer's Society, 416-488-8772.

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ALBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-01 published
MARX, May (née HOFFMAN)
A woman of valour. Born January 16, 1928, in Toronto. Died suddenly and unexpectedly of natural causes on Friday, March 28, 2008. Most loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Well known Canadian sculptor and past president of the Sculptors' Society of Canada. Eldest daughter of the late Alexander and Esther HOFFMAN. Wife of the late Karl MARX (1988.) Long-time companion of Frederick ROSE. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Martha and Michael JAMES and David and Carol MARX. Adored Grandma of Daniel JAMES and fiancee Debora SLOAN, Matthew JAMES, Jared JAMES, Adam MARX and Emily MARX. Devoted sister to Marty and Sandy HOFFMAN, Jean and Morrie YASHINSKY, Barbara ALBERT, Larry and Francine HOFFMAN and Sandy and Davis STRONG. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Warm and true friend to many, especially Pam BUTLER. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Sunday, March 30, 2008. Interment Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Habonim Congregation Section. Shiva 185 Montclair Avenue. Donations may be made to the May Marx Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, www.benjamins.ca.

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ALBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-19 published
ASTLES, Garry (August 3, 1951-May 17, 2008)
Garry died at home at the age of 56 after a long struggle with Multiple Myeloma. Garry was predeceased by his mother, Margaret DUSTAN. He is survived by his wife, Brenda (née BURGESS,) children Caitlin (Tony SILVA,) David and Christine, and step-sons Christopher ALBERT, Gregory ALBERT and Jeff ALBERT (Cherie,) his sister Susan McGILLIS (Rick,) and nieces Heather NICOLARDI (Tony,) Jennifer KING (Jeff,) nephew Sean KING (Lisa) and great-nephews and great-niece Andrew, Danielle, and Michael NICOLARDI, and Joshua KING. Garry graduated from the University of Toronto as a Civil Engineer in 1974 and worked for Dominion Bridge for 18 years. He then became a Project Manager at Babcock and Wilcox, Nuclear Division, and worked on projects at St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant in Florida, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland, and most recently at the Bruce Power Plant in Ontario. Garry was an avid photographer, played hockey with his University classmates for over 30 years, played baseball with the New Dundee Old Timers, and enjoyed the many challenges of his golf game - truly a man for all seasons. Garry made many Friends on whatever project he was working, and his professionalism, integrity, directness and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank Doctor Bob STEVENS, Doctor Erinn OWENS, and especially the nurses in the Chemo Suite at Grand River Cancer Centre, and the Paramed nurses through Community Care Access Centre. The care, respect and genuine feelings all of them displayed when caring for Garry made this difficult journey bearable. A special thanks to Garry's employer Babcock and Wilcox, and PEER Group where Brenda and Christine work, for being so generous and giving us the gift of time with Garry over the past few months. Visitation will be held at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 21 from 10-10: 45 a.m. The funeral service to celebrate Garry's life will follow in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-7458445 or www.erbgood.com

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ALBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-19 published
SANDERS, Bella
Peacefully, at the age of 95, on Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Forest Hill Place. Bella SANDERS beloved wife of the late Charles SANDERS and Harry MAZER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Judy and Bob LESTER, Michael and Karen SANDERS, Art and Enid SANDERS, and Ellie KENT. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marion and Ed ADELBERG, and the late Louis and Frances SANDERS. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley and the late Harry SANDERS, the late Sara and Harry PACHTER, and the late Anne and Lou SHERWIN. Devoted grandmother of Janice and Richard ALBERT, Steven and Dana LESTER, Karen and David ECANOW, Jon and Lisa SANDERS, Julie SANDERS, Caley SANDERS, Bryan and Alison SANDERS, Deborah and Howard SZALAVETZ, Joel and Borka GRANATSTEIN, Bryan and Annel GRANATSTEIN. Great-grandmother of 15. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, May 19, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva, 3 Bachelor Place. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, Charles and Bella Sanders Scholarship Fund, 416-485-8000, 1-888-432-7398.

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ALBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-30 published
FIRESTONE, Shirley
On Sunday, June 29, 2008 after a joyous 90th birthday celebration. Shirley FIRESTONE, beloved wife of the late Harry FIRESTONE. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Leigh and Bud EISENBERG, and Michael FIRESTONE and Carol ALBERT- FIRESTONE. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Melville and Joy DUNKELMAN, and Toby and the late Lorne DUNKELMAN, and sister-in-law of Helen and the late Mark GROSS. Devoted grandmother of Kimberly and Mick GANNON, Cara and Steve BOGUSZ, and Curtis, and Kevin EISENBERG. Great-grandmother of Aoife, Aislinn, and Daniel GANNON, and Evalynn, and Vivien BOGUSZ. Service at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) on Monday, June 30th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva 34 Strathearn Road. Memorial donations may be made to the Shirley and Harry Firestone Endowment Fund c/o Baycrest Centre Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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ALBIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-15 published
THEOFILOPOULOS, Amalia
At London on Thursday, March 13, 2008 Amalia THEOFILOPOULOS of London in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Stratis THEOFILOPOULOS. Dear mother of Antonia DIAVOLITSIS- ALBIN and her husband Jack ALBIN and George THEOFILOPOULOS all of London. Loved by 8 grandchildren Panagiotis and his wife Chikako DIAVOLITSIS, Dimitra and her husband Jeff BOLTON, Stratis and his wife Niki DIAVOLITSIS, Gorgios DIAVOLITSIS and Andrea, Christos DIAVOLITSIS and Trish, Nicole SINCLAIR, Christina and Stratis THEOFILOPOULOS and 7 great-grandchildren Alexandra, Spencer, Athina, Emily, Alissa, Misaki and Alissa. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road W. on Monday March 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Prayers will be held in the chapel Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Amalia THEOFILOPOULOS.

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ALBION o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
ALBION, Arthur
Remembered and missed since we parted April 16, 2005. If my parting has left a void You've filled it with remembered joy. My life was full, I savoured much Good Friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Our family shared, we laughed, we kissed Oh yes, these things I too have missed. But understand what I received God wanted me, He set me free. Love you forever and for always! Christine, Steve and Brynn xo

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ALBRECHT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
ALLAN, Judith L. (née FINCH)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Sunday, April 6, 2008, Judith L. Allan (née FINCH) of Glencoe in her 68th year. Reunited in heaven with her husband Kenneth and son Bradley. Cherished mother of John ALLAN (Sheilann,) Aleta RAYNER (Doug), James ALLAN (Eva) and Margy ALBRECHT (Dave). Loving Mamma of Ben and Meghan ALLAN, Joel and Heidi RAYNER, Cameron and Kenny ALLAN, Rebecca, Wesley and Emily ALBRECHT. Dear sister of Sondra and Ron LEPAK and sister-in-law of Sandee FINCH, Don and Sharon ALLAN and Shirley and Jack EDGAR. Predeceased by her brother Sam FINCH and her parents, Kenneth and Regina FINCH. " Mamma" will be greatly missed by many Friends, young and old. Relatives and Friends will be recieved at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 10th at 11 a.m. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. or Samaritan's Purse Canada (Operation Christmas Child). The family requests you bring your favourite memory of Judy to share with them as they remember her life.

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ALBRECHT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
NEWMAN, Betty (HEASON)
At Middlesex Terrace, Delaware on Saturday April 12, 2008. Betty (HEASON) NEWMAN formerly of Ridout Street, London in her 89th year. Beloved wife of John Becher NEWMAN. Dear mother of Stephen NEWMAN and his wife Laura of London, Wendy NEWMAN of Guelph and Mark NEWMAN and his partner Claudia FAVA of Verona, Italy. Dear sister of Marion THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband Cliff of Nottingham, England. Loved grandmother of Matthew, Sarah, Mitchell and Nicholas NEWMAN. Also survived by her cousins Jo WARD of State College, Pennsylvania and Don and Barbara PAINE of South Carolina. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street S., London (519-433-5184) on Tuesday April 15, 2008 after 2: 00 p.m. where a memorial service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday at 3: 00 p.m. with Pastor Lin ALBRECHT officiating. Donations may be made to the Crohn' s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, P.O. Box 2202, London, Ontario, N6C 5Y3. Online condolences at www.amgfh.com

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ALBRECHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
STRAUSS, Edith (née SOLOMON)
Peacefully on March 20, 2008 in Toronto, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Norman STRAUSS, her best friend, business adviser and confidant. Adoring mother of A.J. STRAUSS (Lindsay) and Marina STRAUSS (Allan BLATT) and super-proud grandmother to Aaron, Elana and David BLATT. Cherished sister of Lila GOTTHEIL of Montreal, Doctor Samuel SOLOMON of Montreal (Dusty VINEBERG) and Genia ALBRECHT of Ithaca, New York One of Canada's top fashion designers, Edith STRAUSS broke new ground, building a thriving business under her own label at a time when working women/mothers were not the fashion. She turned a basement home workshop into an awardwinning design studio, selling her styles in Canada, the United States and Japan. She was a dynamo -- a big presence in the lives of those around her. Her fashions are now part of the costume and textiles collection at the McCord Museum of Canadian History in Montreal. In recognition of her late husband's contributions, she established the Norman Strauss Fellowship for Professional Ethics in Business at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Her spirit and enthusiasm live on in us all. Thanks to the Mount Sinai Hospital Intensive Care Unit staff, and a hug to nurse Julie BOKROS for her care and attention over the past three weeks. Funeral service at Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon West in Montreal on Monday, March 24 at noon. Burial at the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation Cemetery, Mt. Royal Blvd., Montreal. Private Shiva. Donations may be made to McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management, 1001 Shebrooke Street West, Suite 454, Montreal, Québec H3A 1G5 towards the Norman Strauss Fellowship.

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ALBRECHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
ALBRECHT, J.I.
Famous for telling it like it is, doing whatever he could, whenever he could for his Friends and family, and chewing on an ever present cigar but never smoking one, passed away in peace while still wishing he could have done a little more for us all on March 11, 2008 in Toronto. Born in Saint_James, New York on February 15, 1931, J.I. ALBRECHT was preceded in death by his father Herman and mother Sadie, wife Katherine Logan and beloved son Roderick. J.I. is survived by his forever loved ex-wife Anna ALBRECHT, his dear sons Hunter and Dean and their wives Tracey and Terri and his beautiful grandchildren Tyler, James, Savannah, and Haley. J.I. graduated from Georgia Military College and began his career in football after losing an eye in college and choosing the closest thing to war, which was football, which then became his life's calling. His career of helping others realize their dreams in sports and in life spanned over 5 decades and began after attending Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn and GMC at the University of Tennessee as a 19 year old kid under Gen. Robert Neyland. He then went on to work for several National Collegiate Athletic Association teams working as a recruiter and assistant coach building a loyal network that rivaled any modern day rolodex in pro-football history. He then moved onto the pros working for the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, L.A. Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and the New England Patriots. In the Canadian Football League he served as General Manager for the Grey Cup winning Alouettes and the Toronto Argonauts and also worked for the Shreveport Pirates and the Ottawa Rough Riders. He made an attempt to bring a Canadian Football League Franchise to the Maritimes, a place that always held a special place for him. Never afraid of a challenge, he didn't stop at trying to only create an expansion franchise in the pros. He even started a new Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union football team at the University College of Cape Breton where he fielded just 21 players and imported his life long friend George Brancato and his coaching staff of one to compete against some of the top college football teams in the country. In the pros he recruited many great and future hall of famers including Wally Buono, Larry Smith, Junior Ah You, Gordon Judges, Steve Smear, Dan Yochum, Ed George, John Huard, Wonderful Monds, Anthony Davis, Johnny Rodgers, Coach Marv Levy and Mike Clemons, and too many others to mention. A man he called the toughest player he had ever known and one of his best Friends whom he considered a son, carved him a custom helmet plaque out of wood inscribed, JI, eye in the sky, others said he was a man who saw more with one eye than most did with two. He was quick to laugh and quick to cry. Known as anything but unemotional. Recently, after a lifetime of telling people his name was just initials, he finally told his friend Earl MacRae what it stood for and our family and his Friends couldn't agree more, the initials he was known by J.I. actually stood for Just Incredible. J.I. ALBRECHT, one of a kind, will be truly missed. A celeberation of his colourful life will be held at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home "Mimico Chapel", 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke on Friday, March 14th from 2 p.m. until service at 4 p.m. with reception to follow. Condolences and memories of J.I. may be left at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com

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