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BATCHELOR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-06 published
CRAWFORD, Jean (BATCHELOR)
In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Jean CRAWFORD (BATCHELOR) who passed away February 12, 2006.
Only one so special
Could be missed so very much,
She's always in our thoughts,
Forever in our hearts.
- Lovingly remembered by Brenda, Larry, Stacie, Andy, Amy and Blair.
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BATCHELOR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-13 published
GREENSIDES, Don
In memory of a special friend, Don GREENSIDES, who passed away, February 14, 2007.
Always a smile instead of a frown
Always a hand when we were down,
Always true, thoughtful and kind,
Friends are Friends if they are true,
We lost our best when we lost you.
- Don and Pat BATCHELOR.
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BATCHELOR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-27 published
LOVE, James
Suddenly in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, in his 70th year. Dear father of Janice (Bob) MASON of R.R.#1 Dundalk, Lynne LOVE (Martin SCHUHMAUN) of Brampton and Ruth-Anne (Bill) JOHNSON of Maxwell. Loving grandfather of Sarah and Jenna MASON both of R.R.#1 Dundalk. Survived by brothers-in-law Elmer HENRY of Snelgrove and Jim CRAWFORD of Dundalk. Predeceased by his parents Luther and Annie LOVE, sisters Jean (BATCHELOR) CRAWFORD and Gladys HENRY and brother-in-law Les BATCHELOR. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service was held in the chapel on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow with interment of ashes in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Donations to Centre Grey Hospital Equipment Fund or Dundalk Fire Department would be appreciated. Visitation took place on Friday 3: 30 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
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BATCHELOR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-18 published
BATCHELOR, Hazel (formerly COPELAND)
Hazel entered into rest in Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne on Thursday, June 12, 2008 in her 93rd year. Hazel Copeland BATCHELOR, beloved wife of the late Thomas COPELAND and the late Wilfred BATCHELOR. Dear mother of Glenn COPELAND (Shirley, deceased) of Nottawa, Joyce (EMMERSON) CLARKE of Ballinafad, Russel (Rennie) COPELAND of Orangeville, Brian (Janice) COPELAND of R.R.#1 Proton Station, Brenda (Norman) JACK of Dundalk and daughter-in-law Maxine COPELAND (Stuart, deceased) of Dundalk. Will be sadly missed by 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service was in the chapel on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church or the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated. Visitation was on Saturday 2: 30-4:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
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BATCHELOR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-13 published
BATCHELOR, Hazel (formerly COPELAND, née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
Peacefully in Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne on Thursday, June 12, 2008. Hazel (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) BATCHELOR in her 93rd year, beloved wife of the late Thomas COPELAND and the late Wilfred BATCHELOR. Dear mother of Glenn COPELAND (Shirley, deceased) of Nottawa, Joyce (Emerson) CLARKE of Ballinafad, Russell (Rennie) COPELAND of Orangeville, Brian (Janice) COPELAND of R.R.#1 Proton Station, Brenda (Norman) JACK of Dundalk, and daughter-in-law Maxine COPELAND (Stuart, deceased) of Dundalk. Will be sadly missed by 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service in the chapel on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church or the M.S. Society would be appreciated. Visitation on Saturday 2: 30-4:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

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BATCHELOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-13 published
BATCHELOR, Margaret
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Saturday, May 10, 2008, Margaret BATCHELOR of Woodstock, in her 78th year. Wife of the late Peter BATCHELOR (2003.) Also predeceased by her sons Dennis Peter Mitchell (1953) and Clive Lawrence (1986). Survived by her children Mark (Joanne) of Woodstock, Judith (Clare) of Notre Dame de Lourdes, New Brunswick, Nicholas (Brenda) of St. Albert, Alberta, and John (Sandy) of Burlington. Also survived by her beloved grandchildren Kyla (Chris), Thea, Hannia, Nigel, Torrin, Derek, Sarah, Rachel, and Rhiannon, and beloved great-grandchildren Kathryn, Johnathan, Nathanial, Jacob, and Joshua. Sister of Michael (Joan) and Mary of Great Britain. Also remembered by her dear Friends Anne and Grace of Great Britain. Margaret trained at L.G.I. in Leeds where she obtained her S.RN, did midwifery in Birmingham, England, immigrated to Canada in 1967, took her RN's in 1968, and worked at the Royal Ontario Hospital, later the Oxford Regional Centre, until her retirement in 1990. Margaret was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, the quilting group, A.C.W., book club and a devoted member of the chancel guild. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Church of the Epiphany, Anglican, 560 Dundas Street (at Wellington), Woodstock on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 2: 00 with Rev. Richard A. JONES officiating. Interment to follow at The Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BATCHELOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-19 published
BATCHELOR, Thomas John
Thomas John BATCHELOR, in his 88th year. Predeceased in 1997 by his beloved wife Mary Lou (SHIPLEY.) Adored father of Patrick, Brooke (Richard GRAHAM,) Anthony (Mary WAINWRIGHT) and Amanda (Etan VLESSING.) Loving Grandfather of Georgia, Charlotte and Chloe GRAHAM and Elizabeth, Duncan and Catharine BATCHELOR. He is survived by his sister Patricia SHAND and nephews James and John SHAND. Faithful master to Winnifred, Helen, Irene, Muriel, Amy, George, Henry, Louis and Freedom. John was born in Charleswood, Manitoba on July 22nd, 1920 to William and Gertrude BATCHELOR. He served during World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Air Force 413 Squadron in Ceylon. Upon discharge in 1945, he attended the University of Manitoba and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba in 1951. John was Secretary-Treasurer of King Paving and Materials and Controller of The Flintkote Company of Canada, joining its Board of Directors in 1964. He was an executive of Genstar Corporation in London, United Kingdom and retired as Managing Director, Genstar Financial Overseas in 1984. He then served as Chief Financial Officer of Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. John was a past Treasurer of Saint_Jude's Anglican Church and served on the Boards of Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and The Oakville Club. John was happiest when his family was at his side; one of his dogs was at his feet, with a good book in one hand and a martini in the other. He had a quiet presence and a dry wit. He loved the garden and nature in all its forms. John was a gentleman to all and a figure of stability, kindness and love to his family. John's family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Ian Anderson House for their wonderful care and compassion. At his request a private family internment will be held. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Friday, June 27th at 5: 00 p.m. at The Oakville Club, 56 Water Street, Oakville, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lillian H. Parsons Bursary, c/o Oakville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

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BATE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
KOCH, Marian " Mike"
At University Hospital on Monday, June 30, 2008, Marian "Mike" KOCH in his 85th year passed away peacefully. Beloved husband of 48 years to Sarah "Sadie". Survived by his brother Stefan KOCH and sister Krystyna DOJLIDO of Poland. Dear father of Ann and Ralph WARDROP, Barbara KOCH, Adriene BATE, Ted KOCH, Pat and Jeff GALLAGHER, Michelle and Jim MARTIN. Predeceased by sons Leslie KOCH and Douglas REID. Lovingly remembered by 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Family and Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) on Wednesday, July 2nd from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service on Thursday, July 3rd at 4 p.m. in the chapel. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to Alzheimer's Society or Parkinson's Disease would be greatly appreciated.

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BATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-26 published
WILDING, James Hesketh (1929-2008)
Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Hospital on Friday, May 23rd. Survived by his wife Barbara (BELYEA,) son Jeffrey (Carol,) daughter Susan CLEGHORN (Jim,) and sisters Giffard KAY and Diana BATE. Gramps to Sarah and Robin WILDING and William, Sally and Michael CLEGHORN. Jim was predeceased by brothers John and Michael and sister Patricia.
Jim had a career as an insurance broker in Montreal spanning nearly 50 years. He served as President of the Macdonald branch of the McGill Graduate Society, The Town of Mount Royal Horticultural Society, The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association and The Montreal Executive Association. Donations to the Macdonald Class of '54 Scholarship Fund c/o McGill Macdonald Alma Mater Fund, 1430 Peel Street, Montreal, Québec H3A 3T3 would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora on Tuesday, May 27th at 3 p.m.

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BATEMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-18 published
MASER, Delfina “Irma” (formerly MORALES, née RODRIGUEZ)
Delfina “Irma” MASER, of Hanover, passed away at Saugeen Villa Nursing Home on Wednesday, January 9, 2008. She was 69.
Irma is the daughter of the late Jose Maria and Emma Opheliia (née UGARTE) RODRIGUEZ. Irma was a member of the Hanover Legion Branch No. 130.
Survived by husband Peter MASER, daughters Mimi (Don) MOHR of California, Paula (Frank) McNALLY of California, Cynthia (Mike) ROEDER of California, special friend Monique and stepdaughter Melanie MASER (Dale BATEMAN) of Marmora, sons Jay (Karen) MORALES of California, Mike (Gina) MORALES of California and Tony (Mary Lou) MORALES of Pennsylvania, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also survived by sister Emma (Jimmy) POWERS of Phoenix, Arizona, brothers Chico (Doris) RODRIGUEZ and Chago (Sandy) RODRIGUEZ, both of California. Predeceased by her first husband, Frank MORALES.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Saturday, January 12, 2008 from 10 a.m. until time of a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Rev. Alice WILSON officiated.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BATEMAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-16 published
BATEMAN, Robert John - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
In the Estate of Robert John BATEMAN
All persons having claims against or claiming an interest in the Estate 0 Robert John BATEMAN, late of the Town of Wasaga Beach, County of Simcoe, who died on or about the 2nd day of December, 2007, are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before February 20th, 2008 after which date the Estate will be distributed with regard only to the claims of which the undersigned shall then have notice and neither the Estate nor the undersigned will be liable to any person whose notice of claim has not been so given.
Dated at Wasaga Beach January 16th, 2008.
Maurice A. LOTON
Solicitor for the Estate
802 Mosley Street,
Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 2H4
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BATEMAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-30 published
BATEMAN, Robert John - Estate of
Notice To Creditors and Others
In the Estate of Robert John BATEMAN
All persons having claims against or claiming an interest in the Estate of Robert John BATEMAN, late of the Town of Wasaga Beach, County of Simcoe, who died on or about the 2nd day of December, 2007, are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before February 20th, 2008 after which date the Estate will be distributed with regard only to the claims of which the undersigned shall then have notice and neither the Estate nor the undersigned will be liable to any person whose notice of claim has not been so given.
Dated at Wasaga Beach. January 16th, 2008.
Maurice A. LOTON
Solicitor for the Estate
802 Mosley Street,
Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 2H4
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BATEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-16 published
HAYWARD, Lyndsay " Linda" (née BATEMAN)
Passed peacefully on Thursday February 14th, 2008, in her 68th year, following a lengthy illness fought with bravery and optimism. Much loved wife of Carl. Devoted mother of Jeff (Michelle) and Patty (Terry). Grandma is sadly missed by Mitchell, Caylan, Drew, Jack and Margot. Daughter of Kathleen BATEMAN and the late George BATEMAN, her brothers Ron (Pat,) George (Blanche) and sister Sharon (Bob). Friends may call at the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave. Belleville (613-968-5588) on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday February 18th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Maurice McLEOD Officiating. Spring Interment, Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Springbrook. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences can be made at www.quintefuneralcentres.com

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BATEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-27 published
BLAIN, Charles Wilfred
An inquisitive mind has been silenced. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Wilfred BLAIN. Dear husband for 63 years of Dawn (née BATEMAN;) beloved dad of Christine and Robert of Ottawa, David (Lori) of Surrey, British Columbia, and the late Richard of Petawawa; cherished grandpa of Kelli Lynn (Luc), Jessica, Michael, Shawna, Stephanie, and Laura; and great-grandpa to Meaghan and Emma. Wilfred was born in St. Catherines on February 12, 1922. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and became a pilot instructor in the Commonwealth Pilot Training Program. After the war he graduated from the University of Toronto in Aeronautical Engineering and re-entered the Royal Canadian Air Force. Posting included France, Germany, Royal Military College (Kingston), Trenton, Ottawa, and St. Hubert. He retired as a Lt. Colonel (Wing Commander). He then served for 16 years as Chief Administrative Officer for the Ottawa Public Library. After retirement he volunteered with Friends of the Public Library. Wilf enjoyed golf and especially curling. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario on Friday February 29th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Elizabeth Bruyère Palliative Care Unit or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Many thanks to the staff of 5E of the Elizabeth Bruyére Health Centre for your compassionate care of Wilfred during his time with you. Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca 613-748-1200

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BATEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-18 published
Stelco metallurgist led a second life as an award-winning filmmaker
Steel-company lab technician produced more than 30 nature films, including Miracle of the Bees. Sometimes, 'I waited 12 hours to get a shot that lasts only 10 seconds'
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Jack CAREY had a strong affection for insects. As one of Canada's leading nature cinematographers and film producers, he sometimes spent entire nights watching the metamorphosis of a dragonfly. "I've waited 12 hours to get a shot that lasts only 10 seconds," he said.
Another time, speaking about capturing close-ups, he told The Hamilton Spectator: "I've got to be able to move in and show an aphid giving birth, where you've got a tiny animal the size of the head of a pin on a rosebush."
In the process, he was credited with filming the only existing footage of a lace-wing fly larva camouflaging itself with aphid fluff.
Mr. CAREY, whose day job was that of a metallurgist, produced more than 30 nature films, including The Monarch Butterfly Story, The Everglades, Wonders of the Hive and Success Story, a film exploring why insects are likely to inherit the Earth. His first nature film, and perhaps his best known, is The Miracle of the Bees. He filmed the documentary on the life cycle of the honey bee long before there was an environmental concern over their possible extinction. The movie was shown at Italy's National Institute of Apiculture and won highest science award at a film festival in Rome in 1958.
Mr. CAREY regarded himself as a home-grown biologist. He did most of his filming in his basement, where he had several aquariums perched on a billiard table, or in the woods a few kilometres from his ranch house in Burlington, Ontario His documentaries became a common feast for North American school children. They were also shown on David Suzuki's The Nature of Things and the American television show The Wild Kingdom. His films have been viewed by millions of people in 70 countries and have been translated into eight languages.
For a change of pace, he sometimes packed up his equipment and shot big game on wildlife reserves in India, South Africa, Kenya and Sri Lanka. While gently rocking on the back of an elephant, he focused his lens on the rare one-horned rhino, four-horned antelopes and the Asiatic lion in India's Gir Forest. Birds included wild peacocks, hoopoes, grey wagtails and golden-backed woodpeckers. His films were shown on Audubon Wildlife Theatre, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series that ran from 1968 to 1974.
Jack CAREY hailed from Hamilton, in the shadow of a steel smelter, back before the Depression. His father, William CAREY, emigrated from England after fighting in the Boer War. He was a plasterer and his wife Mariah (RYDER) took in laundry. Jack was the youngest of five children and his big sister, Dolly, handed him his first Kodak Brownie box camera when he was 7. He remembered crawling through the bushes on his belly trying to sneak up on birds, but they always got away. When he was 15, his mother died of cancer, prompting him to put away his camera and take on more serious work. After finishing high school at Hamilton Technical Institute he took a job in the labs at Stelco, quickly working his way into the executive ranks as chief service metallurgist.
In 1932, while he was still employed at Stelco, he and his sister opened a portrait studio. They kept themselves busy shooting portraits of children and Saturday brides in flowing veils. After a while, he couldn't stand weddings, preferring woods and ponds over chapels. In the early 1950s, for a change of scene, he smuggled his camera into the steel plant. His photos were soon admired by the company's president, who commissioned Mr. CAREY to produce his first commercial documentary, Steel for Canadians, in 1952. The film Tells both the Stelco story and the process of steelmaking. Mr. CAREY said this was a challenging task, filming huge mills and molten metal.
The steel film was soon followed by the award-winning The Miracle of the Bees in 1957. The Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly came a few years later. His career as a nature cinematographer had fully taken flight.
During the 1960s, Mr. CAREY produced a series of documentaries called Spring Hike, Summer Hike, and Winter Hike. It told the story of two boys exploring a local pond. Although he never married or had children, Mr. CAREY was keenly interested in encouraging young people to get out of the house and muck about in murky water. "I try to make the kids say, 'Gee, I want to go out and see that for myself," he once told the Toronto Star.
His nephew Dave CAREY was one of the boys in the film. He recalls Uncle Jack hauling him out of bed at the crack of dawn on cold winter mornings to cart a big parabolic reflector - twice the size of a satellite dish - to bird feeders near Hamilton or Burlington before traffic noise would overwhelm the sounds of early-morning bird calls. He loved it.
As a member of the Hamilton Naturalists Club, Mr. CAREY often hiked the Niagara Escarpment with wildlife painter Robert BATEMAN. Mr. BATEMAN was impressed by how a Stelco executive crawled around on his hands and knees, prompting bugs to smile for the camera. Mr. CAREY became an early collector of Mr. BATEMAN's paintings and a collaboration developed between the two.
"Jack was a person of many opinions as well as good judgment," Mr. BATEMAN said. "He often made comments on paintings in progress." For instance, to paint Goshawk and Ruffled Grouse, an picture that hung over Mr. CAREY's piano for decades, Mr. BATEMAN used for reference a single frame from a CAREY film. He then added a dead grouse that had been killed on the road, and a fallen aspen to complete the realistic work. It was one of 11 BATEMAN paintings that Mr. CAREY eventually donated to the Hamilton Art Gallery.
In 1975, Mr. CAREY retired from Stelco. But instead of grabbing his golf clubs, he pocketed his passport, hoisted his equipment across his shoulder and took off for distant shores. According to a 1978 Star article, that meant Africa and the Galapagos and points in between, "to film everything from elephants to ants."
Sometimes humans - naked humans - inadvertently got in the way. One day, while filming in the woods of Ontario, he stumbled upon a nudist colony. He had his camera pointed at a nest where the mother bird had just stuffed a big dragonfly into the mouth of a tiny nestling, when a "muscular and red-faced" man suddenly began shouting: "Nobody's allowed to take pictures here!"
He soon observed the nestlings "about ready to take off at any minute like a helicopter," and calmed down, Mr. CAREY recalled.
"You don't have to go," the man said. "Keep right on shooting."
In 1979, Mr. CAREY used six motion-picture cameras, 30 different lenses, two microscopes, and time-lapse photography to painstaking film Success Story. The documentary profiled the lives of insects and suggested why the tiny creatures, so often crunched under our feet, would likely outlive the human race. He made his point by drawing on analogies to humans. For instance, he said that if a human baby gained weight in the same proportion as a young worm, it would gain several tonnes in a few months. "When they're eating leaves and things like that, wings would be a damned nuisance, so they have nice grasping legs so they can hang onto the leaves. When they change their lifestyle completely to breed, then they develop wings."
Insects will inherit the Earth, he said, because their life span is short and although they are vulnerable to predators, there are always many, many more coming down the line. In 1978, the film won a gold plaque at the Miami Film Festival and was judged the best educational film among 2,000 entries from around the world. Because of his work on Success Story, Mr. CAREY was made a fellow of Britain's Royal Photographic Society the next year.
His close-up world didn't just involve nature footage. As a collector or, some would say, a packrat, he turned part of his basement into something he dubbed the "Canada Room." Greeting visitors as they stepped through the door was a pair of stuffed lynxes, after which they stumbled on everything else. "We've found a book about the interesting habits of birds and animals that Jack wrote when he was 10," said Dave CAREY, who recently cleared away much of the material. "Also a bone from a blue whale, his grandfather's military will dated 1918, Christmas cards dated back a hundred years and a freezer full of decades-old French River blueberries."
John J. CAREY was born September 22, 1912, in Hamilton. He died June 3, 2008, in Dundas, Ontario after complications from a fall. He was 95. He is survived by several generations of nieces and nephews, many Friends and many viewers.

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BATES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-19 published
HEASMAN, John Douglas
Passed away at his residence in Meaford on Thursday, July 17, 2008 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Isabelle HEASMAN. Dear father of Robert and his wife Donna, and Dennis and his wife Darlene, step-father of Darlene NEWELL, Linda and Burt BUCKTON, John and Lillie BATES, Jim and Alma BATES, Isabelle KING and Scott FISHER, Keith BATES, Karen and Cliff MOLE and Brenda JOHNSTON. Dear brother of Albert (Marion) HEASMAN, and Madeline (George) PTOLEMY. Sadly missed by three grandchildren; Deborah, Tammy and Jennifer, and four great-grandchildren; Ryan, Ashlyn, Tyler and Katlyn. Also sadly missed by several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where the funeral service will be held on Monday afternoon July 21 at 1 p.m. followed by cremation. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to Strathaven Baptist Church Building Fund.

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BATES o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-09-10 published
BATES--In loving memory of Chester BATES.
Gone are the days we used to share,
But in our hearts you are always there,
The gates of memory will never close,
We miss you more than anyone knows,
With tender love and deep regret,
We who love you will never forget.
Our love forever, your wife Phyllis and family.

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BATES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
BATES, Thomas Arthur
At Victoria Hospital, London on Sunday, March 2nd, 2008, Thomas Arthur BATES of Komoka in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of 57 years to Hetty. Dear father of Cliff (Lorraine) and Ray (Sue). Survived by twin brother Charlie and predeceased by brother Harry (England). Dearly loved and sadly missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tom was retired from Ford Talbotville and will be missed by family and Friends here and in England. Special thanks to Doctor MacKENZIE, Grace, Paul and Sue from the London Regional Cancer Clinic for their compassion and help to fulfill Tom's wish to see his newest great-granddaughter Jessica (born February 27, 2008). Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Komoka Chapel (22568 Komoka Road) on Saturday, March 15th, 2008 from 10-11: 30 a.m. Private family memorial service to follow from the chapel commencing at 12: 00 p.m. with Joyce PAYNE officiating. Interment of ashes at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Regional Cancer Clinic would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. God bless your soul. Rest in peace.

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BATES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-10 published
NICHOLLS, Elizabeth Anne (formerly NORRIS)
At Parkwood Hospital after a brief battle with cancer on May 7th, 2008, Elizabeth Anne NICHOLLS of London in her 67th year. Beloved wife of the late Ivan NICHOLLS (2004) and Ron NORRIS (1997.) Loving mother of Brad CURTIS (Barb CARBONE) and loving step mother to Marc NORRIS, Susan NORRIS and Sharon NORRIS. She will be sadly missed by Charles JENKINS (Shirley,) Jillian BATES (John) and Alex JENKINS. Anne's family invite relatives and Friends to a celebration of her life on Saturday May 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge (6 Weston St.). Donations in memory of Anne to Ovarian Cancer Research at London Health Sciences Center would be appreciated.

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BATES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-12 published
RIORDAN, Charles Dennis " Bud"
Peacefully, with his wife by his side, at the Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys on Friday, May 9, 2008. Charles Dennis "Bud" RIORDAN age 64 years, a retired employee of Norampac and a longtime member of the Saint Marys Lions Club. Beloved husband of Jo Ann (BATES) RIORDAN and predeceased by his 1st wife the former Karen E. LANGFORD (1993.) Loving father of Krista SWAN and Marty, Marty BATES and Esther and Cathie PARSON and Paul. Proud grandfather of Travis, Kassi, Emma and Carly. Dear brother-in-law of Zora RIORDAN. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his son James (Ja) RIORDAN (2001,) his parents William Reginald RIORDAN and the former Doris SKELCY, brothers Bill RIORDAN and wife Betty, Arthur RIORDAN and Lorne RIORDAN. At Bud's request cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. In his memory donations to the Lions Foundation of Canada or the Saint Marys Lions Club would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences may be sent to www.ballfc.ca

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BATES o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-27 published
LEBECK, Henry " Allan"
Passed away peacefully, to be with his Lord, at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, on Sunday February 24th, 2008, in his 89th year. Allan, beloved husband of Kathleen (née CULHAM.) Loving dad of Sherry and her husband George BRISTOW, Brad, Lori and her husband David BATES. Dear grandpa of Carrie (Josh,) Tara Mae (her fiancé Glen), Emily, Jeffrey, Daniel, Cassie, Charlotte and Rachel. Brother of the late Mae BAKER, Louise MacDONALD, Myrtle SMITH, Fannie HOLT, Elizabeth COBER, Frederick and Ruth PATFIELD. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Mr. LEBECK's visitation will be held on Thursday February 28th, 2008, from 7-9 p.m. at Faith Missionary Church, 1355 River Road West, Wasaga Beach. A funeral service will be held in the church on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Spring interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Donations made to Faith Missionary Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood. www.chattersonfuneralhome.com
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BATES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-12 published
BRACKEN, W. Gordon
On Friday, March 7, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. Beloved husband of Ruth Cowan BRACKEN. Father of Barbara BATES of Ajax, and Buffy TAILOR/TAYLOR of Durham. Grandfather of David and Scott TAILOR/TAYLOR, Sally MARTINEZ and the late Cindy BATES. Great-grandfather of Nolan, Dylan and Javier. Former member of 413 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force; retired from Imperial Oil Limited. A private service was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Interment, Rideau Vale Cemetery, Kars, Ontario. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 2300 Yonge Street, Suite #1300, P.O. Box #2414, Toronto M4P 1E4. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BRACKEN, W. Gordon
On Friday, March 7, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. Beloved husband of Ruth Cowan BRACKEN. Father of Barbara BATES of Ajax, and Buffy TAILOR/TAYLOR of Durham. Grandfather of David and Scott TAILOR/TAYLOR, Sally MARTINEZ and the late Cindy BATES. Great-grandfather of Nolan, Dylan and Javier. Former member of 413 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force; retired from Imperial Oil Limited. A private service was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Interment, Rideau Vale Cemetery, Kars, Ontario. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, P.O. Box 2414, Toronto M4P 1E4. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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BATHGATE, Eleanor Jean (née MURPHY)
After suffering for several years with Alzheimers, Eleanor died peacefully at Briton House on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) BATHGATE. Eleanor is survived by her son Stephen (Glenda) and her daughter Janet BUCHAN. Much loved grandmother of Heather BUCHAN. Eleanor will be missed by her step grandchildren Kim HELMER, Karalene LOVETT (Curtis,) and their families. Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Friday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11: 00 o'clock. Private interment at Prospect Cemetery. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to either Metropolitan United Church or to the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario.

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BATHURST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
MacINNIS, Donna
Passed away suddenly at Kingston General Hospital, on January 25, 2008. Loving daughter of Nancy SMIT. Beloved sister of Nancy KELLY, Linda (James JOY), Ian (Joanne), George, Marcia (Mark BATHURST), Wendy (Mike DULYEA), Wanda (Gord STEVEN), and step-sister of Wilma (Bob McGREGOR,) Steven and Eddie SMIT. Niece of Mary-Jo and Leo FORTIN and Dave and Jean DEAN. She will be sadly missed by her good friend Herb, her many nieces, nephews, Friends and family. The family would like to thank the ACT Team for all their help over the years. A Memorial Service will take place at Mount Lawn Reception Centre (21 Garrard Rd., Whitby, 905-665-0600), on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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BATISTE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-11 published
FRILLMAN, June Isabelle (née McSWAIN)
(July 1st, 1993-January 30th, 2008)
Our beloved mother and best friend passed away peacefully at Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. Mom will be sadly missed by her children and grandchildren: Kevin and Debbie, Caitlyn, Breanna, Jeremy and Crystal, Nolan and Maeva, in Edmonton, Alberta, Judson in Banff, Alberta, Matthew and Carla, Brandon and Shaeleigh in Owen Sound, Ontario, Wanda and Jim HALL in Evergreen, Alberta, Kristina and José BATISTE, Juan and Isabel in Calgary, Alberta, Linda FRILLMAN. Our mother was much loved and cherished by Bev and Bob Bricker and family, the Meloche family, Barb Reed and John Christy. Mom leaves behind many Friends in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia and Owen Sound, Ontario. Our mother made many Friends through years of traveling and her last years in Edmonton. She was an active member in the Commerettes and the Owen Sound Legion Branch 6. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Wanda and Angus McSWAIN, 2 brothers and 1 sister, and also her husband Kevin FRILLMAN. Our mother will be remembered for her strength and perseverance. Mom's last wish is a final trip to Acapulco where her children will scatter her ashes. Mom spent many happy years there with her mother. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Grey Nun's Community Hospital Spiritual Care Dept., ear-mark Family Room Renovations or Grey Nun's Dialysis Unit, 1100 Youville Doctor West, Edmonton, Alberta., T6L 5X8. Condolences can be sent to kevfrill@hotmail.com, kristinafrillman@yahoo.ca and wandafrillman@pentnet.net.
May you rest in peace in heaven with all the angels, Mom

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BATISTE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-28 published
FRILLMAN, June Isabelle (née McSWAIN)
(July 1st, 1933-January 30th, 2008)
Our beloved mother and best friend passed away peacefully at Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. Mom will be sadly missed by her children and grandchildren: Kevin and Debbie, Caitlyn, Breanna, Jeremy and Crystal, Nolan and Maeva, in Edmonton, Alberta, Judson in Banff, Alberta, Matthew and Carla, Brandon and Shaeleigh in Owen Sound, Ontario, Wanda and Jim HALL in Evergreen, Alberta, Kristina and José BATISTE, Juan and Isabel in Calgary, Alberta, Linda FRILLMAN. Our mother was much loved and cherished by Bev and Bob Bricker and family, the Meloche family, Barb Reed and John Christy. Mom leaves behind many Friends in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia and Owen Sound, Ontario. Our mother made many Friends through years of traveling and her last years in Edmonton. She was an active member in the Commerettes and the Owen Sound Legion Branch 6. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Wanda and Angus McSWAIN, 2 brothers and 1 sister, and also her husband Kevin FRILLMAN. Our mother will be remembered for her strength and perseverance. Mom's last wish is a final trip to Acapulco where her children will scatter her ashes. Mom spent many happy years there with her mother. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Grey Nun's Community Hospital Spiritual Care Dept., ear-mark Family Room Renovations or Grey Nun's Dialysis Unit, 1100 Youville Doctor West, Edmonton, Alberta., T6L-5X8. Condolences can be sent to kevfrill@hotmail.com, kristinafrillman@yahoo.ca and wandafrillman@pentnet.net. May you rest in peace in heaven with all the angels, Mom

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BATMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-01-30 published
BATMAN--In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother, Frances BATMAN, who passed away January 30, 2003.
Though her smile is gone forever
And her hand we cannot touch
Still we have so many memories,
of the one we loved so much.
Her memory is our keepsake,
With which we will never part,
God has her in His keeping,
We have her our hearts.
Lovingly remembered by Ralph, Dennis, Paul, Jackie and family, Bill, Cheryl and family.

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BATMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-02-06 published
BATMAN—Frances Batman who died January 30, 2003.
Although we are apart
Your spirit is still with us
We think of you every day
We loved you so much to tell you,
But I’m sure you know
Now my oldest sister is gone
And my younger one
It’s just Wilhelmine and I to carry on.
We miss your sweet smile and your will to enjoy things.
Some day we’ll meet again.
Love your sister Ruth.

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BATMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-02-13 published
BATMAN--Frances Batman who died January 30, 2003.
Although we are apart
Your spirit is still with us
We think of you every day
We loved you so much
But God wanted you to not suffer any more
We think of you every day
We have so much to tell you, but I'm sure you know
Now my oldest sister is gone
And my younger one
It's just Wilhelmine and I to carry on.
We miss your sweet smile and your will to enjoy things.
Some day we'll meet again.
Love, your sisters Wilhelmine and Ruth

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BATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
DARKES, Frances Adams (née BATSON)
On Saturday, April 19, 2008, passed away peacefully at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Loving wife of Joseph for 51 years. Much loved mother of Lois DARKES; Paul DARKES and his wife Linda, Joan HOY and husband Matthew and Alan DARKES. Predeceased by her parents Doctor Lois BATSON and Doctor Harold BATSON. Dear sister of Joyce PETTIGREW of Otterville, sister-in-law Jean DARKES of Tilbury and Margaret COLLEDGE of Cambridge. Beloved grandma of Abbey, Alexander, Adam, Aaron and Amy. Fran was an active, long-time member of Trillium United Church (formerly Saint Paul's United) of Cambridge employing her creative talents in the choir and United Church Women. She was a graduate of Toronto Western Hospital School of Nursing. She enjoyed spending time with Friends and family at their cottage. Special thanks to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Medical Daycare Staff and most recently Elaine and Pat. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Daycare Center or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service will be held at Trillium United Church, 450 King St. E. Cambridge on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge. www.corbettfuneralhome.ca

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BATTEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
BATTEN, Ola Jean (JOHNS)
At her late residence on Sunday, April 20, 2008 Ola Jean (JOHNS) BATTEN of Exeter in her 84th year. Beloved wife of John BATTEN. Dear mother of Sharon and Dave PASSMORE of R.R.#1 Woodham, Helen and Ken KADEY of Huron Park, and Ralph and Cathy BATTEN of Exeter. Dear grandmother of Tom and Sue PASSMORE and Jon PASSMORE; Zachary KADEY; Jason and Jeremy BATTEN and Tanya and Kenny McNICHOL. Dear great-grandmother of Brock and Haley. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Bill JOHNS and Ruth IRVINE, Irene DUNN, Lillian Johns HAILEY all of Exeter, Dianne WEBER of Wingham, Kay and Emerson PENHALE of Exeter, Joan and Jock ANDREWS of Kitchener, and Barbara MORROW of Birr. Predeceased by a brother Emerson JOHNS and brothers-in-law Mervin DUNN, Hans GERSTENKORN and Bill BATTEN. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Judith RITCHIE officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Thames Road- Elimville United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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BATTEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
BATTEN, Ola Jean (JOHNS)
At her late residence on Sunday, April 20, 2008 Ola Jean (JOHNS) BATTEN of Exeter in her 84th year. Beloved wife of John BATTEN. Dear mother of Sharon and Dave PASSMORE of R.R.#1 Woodham, Helen and Ken KADEY of Huron Park, and Ralph and Cathy BATTEN of Exeter. Dear grandmother of Tom and Sue PASSMORE and Jon PASSMORE; Zachary KADEY; Jason and Jeremy BATTEN and Tanya and Kenny McNICHOL. Dear great-grandmother of Brock and Hailey. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Bill JOHNS and Ruth IRVINE, Irene DUNN, Lillian JOHNS all of Exeter, Dianne WEBER of Wingham, Kay and Emerson PENHALE of Exeter, Joan and Jock ANDREWS of Kitchener, and Barbara MORROW of Birr. Predeceased by a brother Emerson JOHNS and brothers-in-law Mervin DUNN, Hans GERSTENKORN and Bill BATTEN. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Judith RITCHIE officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Thames Road-Elimville United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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BATTEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
MacDONALD, Lillian (née MILES)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, July 20th, 2008, Lillian MacDONALD (née MILES) of Park Place Retirement Home Woodstock, and formerly of Willowgrove Crescent, in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Ray MacDONALD (1988.) Loved mother of Howard and his wife Marilyn of Toronto. Dear Grandmother of Jane (Adrian BATTEN,) Martha (Bill NICOLOFF,) and Mary Sue (David ABELA.) Cherished great-grandmother of Evan and Andrew BATTEN; Maddy, Carly and Amy NICOLOFF and Kylie and Holly ABELA. Lillian is survived by her sister Ethel ABRAHMS of Port Charlotte, Florida as well as many nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Monday, July 28th, 2008 after 12: 30 p.m. where the complete service will be held in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Because of Lillian's fond love of children, contributions to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caring staff at Park Place Retirement Home, as well as Joanne Penny and Ethel Beamish. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BATTISTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-04 published
BATTISTA, Franceschina (née ALFIERI)
Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, lifelong promoter of family, study, work and worship. Born May 5, 1919, in Castropignano, Italy. Died November 18, 2007, in Toronto of organ failure, aged By Dolores DI FELICE and Aldo DI FELICE, Page L6
At 5 feet tall, our grandmother was a giant in our lives.
Franceschina ALFIERI was an only child raised by her mother and grandparents. Her father, after whom she was named, had died in the First World War six months before her birth. Franceschina was taken out of school at a young age to work on the family farm. Not being able to continue her education was Nonna's lifelong regret.
At 16 she married Liberato BATTISTA. They had four children, the youngest born in a field as the family took cover during a Second World War bombing of their hilltop town.
In the early 1950s, Liberato immigrated to Toronto and the family slowly followed, with Franceschina and their youngest daughter arriving in 1960.
Almost 30 years ago our grandfather died. But Franceschina wasn't one to give up. She insisted on living alone and took care of her own affairs. She worked at a local factory making plastic bags, one time badly breaking her arm when it caught in the machines. But she stayed there for some 30 years, until the age of 68, fiercely proud of that fact.
Franceschina could make her way around all of Toronto by bus. Although never fluent, she knew more English than she let on and never had problems communicating.
Her family meant everything to her. Anyone who visited her home was overwhelmed by the many family photos on display. She was not one to replace a picture. She simply made room for the new ones. She adored her seven grandchildren and was overjoyed that they all became university graduates. Our successes pleased her to no end.
Franceschina believed in working hard. In the summer she toiled in her vegetable garden and tended her fruit trees, and in the winter she knitted blankets. Respect for others was essential. She would counsel us with the Italian saying, "Il rispetto è di quello que lo fa, non di quello che lo riceve," which roughly translates into, "Respect belongs to the person who demonstrates it, not the person who receives it." At social functions she would pull you aside and ask whether you had paid your respects to a certain person.
Franceschina gave with her whole heart, whether spoiling us with endless gifts or scurrying around during a visit to offer food and drinks.
Her youthful spirit stayed strong. But her body weakened and she lost her lifelong independence during her final months. Just a day before leaving us, she clutched her first grand_son close to her, refusing to let go, and whispered a last lesson in Italian: "Vogliatevi bene" - love each other.
Dolores and Aldo DI FELICE are Franceschina's grandchildren.

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BATTLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
SCHARFFE, Joan Elizabeth
On Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, in her 71st year. Beloved daughter to the late John and Edna. Loving sister to Margaret BATTLE of Perth. Cherished aunt to Carrie, Mark and his wife Patty, and Jason and his wife Chloe of England and great-aunt to Evan, Jennifer, Dylan, and Scarlett. Joan will be sadly missed by her special aunt Mary McNEELY of Renfrew and her many other close Friends and family. Family and Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E. (east of Kennedy Rd.), on Wednesday at 10 a.m. until the Funeral Service in the Ogden Chapel at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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