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BILEK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
Maggy REEVES, 85: Couturier
Austrian-born designer clothed Canada's rich and famous
By Iris NOWELL, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Toronto -- As a child, fashion designer Maggy REEVES became acquainted with immense wealth and one of its conspicuous spinoffs - beautifully dressed women. It changed her life so that years later she would attain the pinnacle of fashion excellence in Canada.
Born into uncertain times in Austria in 1924, she was christened Margarethe WEISZ. As a nine-year-old growing up in Austria she sensed only faint stirrings of the unrest around her. In 1937, she gained an abrupt understanding when her Jewish father, Robert WEISZ, fled the Nazis and escaped abroad, leaving behind his Catholic wife and daughters Margarethe and Trude.
During the Second World War, the threesome moved to the countryside where they were spared the worst of the conflict. In 1947, Margarethe married Willibald NAGENZAUM, a bookkeeper she had known from her school days. The marriage lasted only two years and she, with son Frederick, left Vienna to join her father in the Dominican Republic. There, she discovered he had bigamously married a niece of Rafael TRUJILLO, the country's infamous dictator. Margarethe and her son moved in with her father and his wife and, in doing so, rubbed shoulders with the elite of society. The women, she discovered, were stunningly dressed.
"I was so jealous," she said years later. "I showed off by making the wildest clothes." This achieved the desired effect: "People looked at me."
By 1949, however, she had grown unhappy living with her father's new wife and ran off and married James COURTNEY, a well-to-do Texan. This proved to be a mistake. After two tumultuous years in Dallas, they divorced and she moved to New York where she became an apprentice pattern maker.
In 1953, she moved to Montreal where she broadened her experience as a junior designer. Two years later, she settled in Toronto. There she got a foothold in couture by custom designing high-fashion clothes. By then known as Maggy, she set up a business in her home on Bayview Avenue in Toronto's Moore Park neighbourhood and hired three women as seamstresses. In her window she hung a sign: "L'elegance - Paris, Toronto, Haute Couture."
"Maggy organized little fashion shows in the living room," said her friend Edith BILEK, a fellow Austrian who served clients tea and sandwiches. "That's how Maggy began."
The business developed quickly but lacked capital to expand. A client named Reva JOSEPH, whose husband was a prosperous car dealer, offered the necessary backing. The new business was named Maggy Reeves, which is derived from their first names - Maggy and Reva. In 1957, the Maggy Reeves salon opened on Cumberland Street in Toronto. Over time, Maggy adopted it as her own name.
The business flourished and in 1962 she married Otto SOMLAI, a Hungarian who had fled the 1956 revolution. At first, he worked in a furniture factory but later quit to work alongside his wife.
By that time her salon enjoyed a staff of European-trained women who painstakingly produced the handwork that was the Maggy Reeves imprimatur -- beading, quilting, hand painting and embroidery. Working with fine silk chiffon, for example, a design might comprise six or eight hem lengths, each hand-rolled and stitched so fine the stitches were scarcely visible. Such filmy chiffon and tiny stitches allowed a dress to "float" as the wearer walked. It was a distinct mark of couture.
Ms. REEVES's workers spent hundreds of hours on handwork she could never afford to charge. Prices of her ball gowns averaged $2,000 to $3,000, which in Paris or New York would be 10 times higher. Her costliest design was $10,000.
Interestingly, the customer was not always right. If Ms. REEVES felt an outfit would not be flattering, she refused to make it and instead devised a glamorous alternative. She steered women away from tight-fitting clothes they thought were sexy. "If you wear something too tight that shows your bumps," she once told a reporter, "you will look like a snake that has swallowed eggs."
In October of 1964, an afternoon tea and fashion show at the Park Plaza Hotel put her salon on the map. Organized by her friend and public-relations whiz, the late Catherine SMYTH, the event was intended to expose Toronto women to haute couture suits, coats and ball gowns that were the equal of Paris, Rome and New York.
"Everybody went ga-ga," recalls Anne CASEY, a client who modelled in the show. "People wanted to buy the clothes right off your back."
Clientele grew quickly and Ms. REEVES often had difficulty obtaining high-quality fabrics in Canada. Twice a year, she travelled to textile mills in France, Italy and Austria in search of the best materials. Frequently, she went to New York for the luxurious ribbons, piping, vintage beads and Swarovski crystal buttons that gave her designs their characteristic touch.
In 1977, a star-studded charity fashion show in Los Angeles earned recognition in the U.S. The show, in support of the Loretta Young Auxiliary of Saint Anne's Maternity Hospital and Home for Unwed Mothers, was organized by Toronto broadcast journalist Edie FRANKEL. The clothes were modelled by the wives of actors and the event attracted celebrities and young starlets.
However, it also produced a big problem.
"Maggy took one look at the models and said, 'I told you, no breasts!' Ms. FRANKEL recalled. All along, Ms. REEVES had been concerned that naturally busty women and breast-implanted women would not fit her fashions. Fortunately, she had brought along a sewing machine, and her assistant Franca RANIERE immediately made alterations.
Ms. REEVES continued as a leader in Canadian haut couture for some years after that but demand diminished in the 1990s as fashion changed to ultra casual wear. Nonetheless, with one part-time worker she continued to make couture in her Toronto apartment for a few loyal clients.
Maggy REEVES was born Margarethe Katharina WEISZ in Vienna, Austria, on October 11, 1924. She died April 9, 2008, in Toronto of heart failure. She was 85. She is survived by her sister, Trude, and her son Fred Courtney. She was predeceased by her husband, Otto, in 1991.

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BILKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
DELANEY, Joseph C.
We wish to express our many thanks to so many people who helped us at the time of Dad's passing June 9, 2008. We were very touched by the outpouring of generosity from our neighbours, relatives and Friends through the preparation of food, sympathy cards, mass card offerings, charitable and floral tributes. Dad was blessed to be surrounded by many caring people during his time at home over the last few years. His 'support staff' included kindness and care from Janet BILKE, Margie CAMPBELL, and Rosemary BALFOUR. In particular, Nancy O'REILLY is fondly remembered for her special attention in helping to organize his appointments, and ensuring he was able to attend mass and enjoy special music events such as 'Tuesday Toonies'. She became his 5th daughter. Upon relocating to the Ritz Villa in Mitchell, he enjoyed continued care and attention from the staff. He loved when the staff acknowledged him with "Hi Joe" - so happy that everyone knew his name! A special visitor he looked forward to her visiting and saying the rosary was Pauline (Geottler) HARTFIEL who shared her time with him reminiscing about many of the Dublin families from years ago. During the few days that Dad was at Stratford General Hospital, he received calming and gentle care from the nursing staff; we know that his most memorable visit was from Fr. Paul NICHOLSON who bestowed upon him the Sacrament of the Sick. We were overwhelmed with the support of Friends and family who attended the funeral visitation on Thursday. Special thanks to the ladies of the Seaforth Legion for their preparing a hot meal for our family between the two visiting times. Dad's funeral was shared with Friends and family and was beautifully concelebrated by Fr. Chris GILLESPIE and Fr. MOONEY. Dad always enjoyed the sounds of the pipe organ at St. Patrick's Church and we appreciated the gift of music from Brian ECKERT, the organist, and the choir members of St. Patrick's and St. Vincent De Paul. The Catholic Women's League provided a tasty lunch following the funeral mass. Our thanks to Ruth and Ross from Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home for the kindness they shared with our family throughout the funeral preparations. Although Dad lived a long and healthy life, it is still difficult to 'say goodbye'. We are comforted by our trust in a life afterward, that Dad is now reunited with Mom (Mamie) after 6½ years. His life is now complete. Yvonne and Steve SEILER, Mitchell; Pat and Charlene DELANEY, Dublin; Maureen and Paul VAN DE WALLE, Saint Marys; Jim DELANEY, London; Jayne and Brad WALSH, Egmondville and Lucille and Neil PANZIERA, Lambeth.

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BILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
INNES, Barbara Augusta
Peacefully at her daughter's residence, surrounded by her family Barbara Augusta INNES, on Thursday June 5th, 2008, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Karl Silver INNES and also loving partner of the late Lloyd WHALEY. Cherished mother of Christine Karla WATSON and her husband Paul of London and Linda Lou INNES of Toronto. She will be missed by her grandchildren Patrick WATSON and girlfriend Emily PADMORE and Jennifer WATSON and fiance Eric BILL. Also missed by her siblings Shiela, Debbie, Doug, Ken and David and their families and by her many wonderful Friends. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 8th at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Frank VAN VEEN of Calvary United Church officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada, 118 Victoria Street North, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5W9. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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BILLES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-03 published
BILLES, Alfred Robert George
(November 21, 1959-June 1, 2008)
After collapsing suddenly at his cottage in Minden, Alfred died peacefully at the Southlake Health Centre in Newmarket with his wife and best friend by his side. Loving, passionate husband to Susan, devoted father to Eliza, Stephanie, A.J. and Nicole, cherished son of Barbara and the late Fred BILLES, responsible older brother to Heather, Deirdre (Chris), Maeve (Greg) and Garth. Best buddy to Layne MINGIE. Friend to many. Alfred believed life was a joyous adventure to be lived fully with love and laughter. He grew up in Toronto and spent a happy childhood in the Bayview Yorkmills neighbourhood playing with Friends and embarking on adventures in Wilket Creek. Alfred attended Crescent school from grade 2 to 12 where he formed some of his closest Friendships. He spent his last year of high school at the Canadian Junior College in Lausanne where he fell madly in love with Susan ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Alfred and Susan married 2 years later. Alfred lived life fast and fully. While in his 20's he proudly became the father of four beautiful children. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, Alfred worked with his father at the Canadian Tire store at Yonge and Davenport for 7½ years. In the early 90's he ran the Hardie Corporation. For the past 13 years he and Susan have owned and operated the Once Upon a Child Store on Bayview, building it into one of the most successful stores in the chain. Alfred was a large, loud, gentle man, full of exuberance for life. He loved rock and roll, cars and boats, his dogs James and Dakota and diet coke with lime. He especially enjoyed playing backgammon and cards, (gin and hearts) and long, hard fought battles of Risk. Most of all, Alfred loved people. He never put off spending time with those he loved. He was a happy, positive person who saw good all around him. He considered himself a very lucky man and smiled and laughed almost every day of his life. He will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched. A special thanks to the wonderful people at Southlake, especially nurses Matt and Steve on the 5th floor and social workers Pat EDWARDS and Pat MILLER. Visitation will be held at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles), Toronto on Wednesday June 4th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friends please join us in a celebration of Alfred's life on Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m. at the Jerrett Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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BILLES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-19 published
BILLES, Alfred Dickson " Dick"
On Friday, July 18th, 2008 at Sunnybrook Hospital, a few weeks prior to his 80th birthday, following a long struggle with prostate cancer. Dick BILLES, beloved husband for 52 years of Norma (nee COLE.) Dear father of Rob (Stephanie) and Ann (David WHITE/WHYTE.) Adored Grandad of Graham and Andrew WHITE/WHYTE. Brother of John (Betty) and predeceased by his parents John William and Gladys BILLES and sister Gwen (Donald CLAYTON.) He will be sadly missed by family and Friends. Dick was raised in Lawrence Park and spent his married life with Norma in Don Mills. He enjoyed the winter, golfing at his home in Atlantis, Florida, where he and Norma developed many close Friendships. Dick was happiest at his cottage in Muskoka, on his boat, surrounded by family and Friends. As a son of the founder of Canadian Tire, Dick served in a variety of capacities within the company from the age of 19. He was a member of the Corporate Board of Directors for over 20 years and a Canadian Tire dealer at Lawrence Avenue and Kennedy Road for 25 years. The family is grateful to the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital (Veteran's Wing) for the care Dick received over the past few months. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, July 21, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22. Service in the chapel on Wednesday, July 23 at 11 o'clock. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Boy Scouts of Canada, 26 Yorkland Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 5C7. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BILLETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
BILLETT, Juanita
In loving memory of Juanita BILLETT who passed into God's hands July 2, 1998. It broke our heats to lose you, But you didn't go alone, Because part of us went with you The day God called you home.. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Don, Lynn, Cindi and families.

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BILLINGS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-22 published
PILE, Catherine “Kay” (née BILLINGS)
Teacher, artist, dramatist; gardener, lover of nature, reader friend, advocate and volunteer, Catherine died peacefully in her sleep Sunday May 18th in her 89th year. Catherine was a proud and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was predeceased by her beloved husband and best friend Ronald PILE, and will always be loved and remembered by her children Carolyn and Peter DAY of Southampton, Roger and Anne PILE of Sudbury and Dwight PILE of Elora, by her six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and by her many Friends. Born in Cayuga, Ontario, Catherine graduated from Queen's University in 1941. Married to Ron in 1943, they were posted to Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Newfoundland during the war, then settled in Barrie for 25 years, where she taught English and Drama at BDCC, was President of the Canadian Club and an active member of Collier Street United Church. Catherine and Ron moved to Paris in 1975 and lived there for 30 years. Catherine taught at the Ross MacDonald School for the Blind, was President of Canadian Federation of University Women Brantford, and an active member of Saint Paul's United Church. After Ron's death Catherine moved to Saugeen Shores where she was a member of Canadian Federation of University Women Southport and Southampton United Church. Catherine and Ron spent their winters at Crescent Beach in Florida, and their summers at “The Cottage” at Tea Lake, which since 1952 has been the centre of family gatherings and fun. Friends may call at the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Sunday May 25, 2008, from 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Catherine's life will be held on Monday May 26 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Southampton United Church. Donations in Catherine's name may be made to Doctors Without Borders or Southampton United Church. Condolences maybe forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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BILLINGS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-27 published
WEISS, Calvin Milton
Passed peacefully into the hands of God at Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the age of 82, with his loving wife Irene (GOTTFRIED) at his side. He was the eldest son of the late Milton and Marie WEISS. Loving father of Larry (Sandra) KURT of Ladysmith, British Columbia; Marion (Gord) KOEPKE of Owen Sound; Bob (Ann) WEISS; Muriel (Alan) PRAUGHT both of Kitchener; Robert (Leonie) KURT of Nanimo, British Columbia and Ken WEISS also of Kitchener. Proud Grandfather of Lisa, Lori, Jesse, Derek, Brian, David, Mark, Jeff, Chris, Mike, Lisa and Crystal. Caring great-grandfather of 14. Predeceased by his first wife Ruby WHITELAW (1961.) Brother of Mel, Esther ACKERNECHT Gerry; and, Joyce FERGIN all of Kitchener. In his retirement years Cal enjoyed small engine repair, reading and chatting on his CB. Cal will be sadly missed by his extended family and special Friends. Sincere appreciation is extended to Doctor BILLINGS, Pastor BIGGS and to the many nurses in Southampton and Owen Sound hospitals for their care and support. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Wednesday, May 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Time to Celebrate the Life of Calvin WEISS will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 525 Ivings Drive, Port Elgin, on Thursday May 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in the Social Hall of the Church. A Committal Service will be conducted at Memory Gardens, Kitchener, on Friday May 30th at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or Faith Lutheran Church, Port Elgin. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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BILLINGSLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-17 published
GORE, Bonita Lynne (née ROI)
Of Saint Thomas and formerly of Port Stanley, on Saturday, February 16th, 2008, at her late residence, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in her 67th year. Soulmate, best friend and wife of the late Gordon GORE (2003) and loved mother of Jamie CHAMBERS and companion Martha FLEURY, Darrell and his wife Shirley CHAMBERS, Shawn CHAMBERS and companion Sue PAY, David CHAMBERS and companion Anna GRUBER, Pam and her husband Paul MUMA, Cheryl and husband Terry WEBER, Lori and her husband Jim MOLOUGHNEY, Carol and her husband Jim BILLINGSLEY, Christi STROH, Mike GORE and the late Leslie BUTLER. Dear sister of Rick and his wife Pat ROI, Cindy and her husband Gord MARATTO, Ginny and her husband Chuck MITCHELL, Greg and his wife Shelley ROI. Predeceased by 2 brothers Dan and Tim ROI. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley GORE and Kay ROI. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Missed by her companion of the past 4 years "Baby". Bonnie was born in Woodstock on March 9th, 1941, the daughter of the late Oliver and Mildred ROI. Bonnie worked in food services to become Food Supervisor at Extendicare and later in life started Panther Construction Company as "El Presidente." She was an associate member of Branch 410 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Monday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the M.S. Society.

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BILLSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-07 published
PIERCE, Donald W.J.
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, May 5, 2008, Donald W.J. PIERCE. Born February 13, 1931, of Appin, Ontario. Beloved best friend of Connie KINSMAN. Dear brother of Doris BILLSON, of Strathroy. Dear brother-in-law of Mary PIERCE and Jean PIERCE both of Strathroy and Jill PIERCE of Glencoe. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents George and Jean (WALLIS) PIERCE, his brothers Bruce, Gordon, Douglas, Wallace and brother-in-law John BILLSON. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard GOLDEN officiating. Interment to follow in Appin Cemetery. In memory of Donald, donations may be made to the Regional Cancer Centre Hematology Clinic or charity of choice. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Donald.

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BILOUS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-04-18 published
BILOUS, Morris William
On February 23rd, 2008 at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 84th year. Morris BILOUS, beloved husband of Evelyn BILOUS of Wasaga Beach. Graveside service will be held at Stayner Cemetery, Tuesday April 22nd, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East, Wasaga Beach, (705) 429-1040.
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BILOUS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-27 published
BILOUS, Morris William
(Former Owner of the Crest Hardware Store in Wasaga Beach)
On February 23rd, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, in his 84th year. Morris BILOUS beloved husband of Evelyn BILOUS of Wasaga Beach. Visitation was held at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road E., Wasaga Beach, on Tuesday February 26th, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was conducted by Rev. Keith LOCKHART on Wednesday February 27th, 2008 at 1 p.m. Spring burial in Stayner Cemetery.
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BILOUS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-16 published
BILOUS, Morris William
On February 23rd, 2008 at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 84th year. Morris BILOUS, beloved husband of Evelyn BILOUS of Wasaga Beach. Graveside service will be held at Stayner Cemetery, Tuesday April 22nd, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East, Wasaga Beach, (705) 429-1040.
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BILSBORROW o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-09 published
BILSBORROW, Margaret and Joseph - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In the matter of
The Estate of Margaret BILSBORROW and
The Estate of Joseph BILSBORROW
All persons having claims or demands against the Estate of Margaret BILSBORROW, late of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in the County of Grey, Retired Teacher, who died on or about the 19th day of December, 2006 and the Estate of Joseph BILSBORROW, late of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in the County of Grey, Retired Farmer, who died on or about the 12th day of November, 2007, are hereby notified to send particulars of their claims to the undersigned solicitor on or before the 15th day of February, 2008, after which dates the Estates will be distributed with regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Flesherton, Ontario this 7th day of January, 2008.
Mary Claire HARROLD
Barrister and Solicitor
15 Durham Street
Box 507
Flesherton, Ontario N0C 1E0
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BILSBORROW o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-16 published
BILSBORROW, Margaret and Joseph - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In the matter of
The Estate of Margaret BILSBORROW and
The Estate of Joseph BILSBORROW
All persons having claims or demands against the Estate of Margaret BILSBORROW, late of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in the County of Grey, Retired Teacher, who died on or about the 19th day of December, 2006 and the Estate of Joseph BILSBORROW, late of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in the County of Grey, Retired Farmer, who died on or about the 12th day of November, 2007, are hereby notified to send particulars of their claims to the undersigned solicitor on or before the 15th day of February, 2008, after which dates the Estates will be distributed with regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Flesherton, Ontario this 7th day of January, 2008.
Mary Claire HARROLD
Barrister and Solicitor
15 Durham Street
Box 507
Flesherton, Ontario N0C 1E0
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BILSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
DEWAR, Evelyn Margaret
Peacefully at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Evelyn Margaret DEWAR, formerly of R.R.#2 Glencoe, in her 90th year. Dear sister of Annetta (Ann) HARDY of Strathroy. Dear aunt of Tom HARDY and his wife Linda of Melbourne and Joe HARDY and his wife Julie also of Melbourne. Survived by great niece Kimberly and great nephews Mitchell and Bradley. She is predeceased by her brother Duncan Wallis DEWAR and brother-in-law Howard HARDY. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will take place on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment to follow in Kilmartin Cemetery, Glencoe. In memory of Evelyn, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kilmartin Church or charity of choice. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Evelyn.

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BILSEN 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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BILSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
CUTHBERT, James Robert " Jim"
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, on Thursday, May 1, 2008, after a courageous battle, James Robert "Jim" CUTHBERT of R.R.#4 Appin in his 27th year. Beloved son of Doug and Cheryl (SHAXON) CUTHBERT. Loving brother of William and his wife Sarah and special uncle of Alison. Dear grand_son of Helen CUTHBERT. Survived by 4 uncles, John CUTHBERT, Bradley CUTHBERT, Calvin CUTHBERT (Lori) and their family, Barry SHAXON (Melody) and their family. Jim will be missed by many Friends. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday May 5 at 11 a.m. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment Appin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Four Counties Health Services Palliative Care or the London Regional Cancer Clinic.

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BILSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
VAN BILSEN, Johanna (née VAN KESSEL)
Was called to be with her Lord while peacefully surrounded by her family at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, 2008, Johanna VAN BILSEN, of Chatham, beloved wife of 53 years to William VAN BILSEN. Born in Holland on June 29, 1930, Johanna came to Canada in 1949 and was the daughter of the late Maria (HUYBERS) and Anthony VAN KESSEL. She will be greatly missed by: her loving children, James and his wife Susan of Elora, Edward and his wife Sherry of Brights Grove, Wendy DUFFY and husband Paul and Stephanie MYERS and husband John all of Toronto, dearest grandchildren Jonathan, Amanda, Johanna, Brandon, Nicholas, Carson, William and Monika and great-granddaughter Tessa, 3 sisters Helen BURGESS of Collingwood, Maria CHAPO of Essex and Terry TRAHAN of Rockwood and a brother Anthony VAN KESSEL of Chatham. She is predeceased by brothers Lawrence and John VAN KESSEL. Johanna was a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 28 Legion, a volunteer at Saint_Joseph's Hospital and extremely talented chef and cake decorator for many years. Her generosity, loving ways and beautiful smile will always be remembered. Friends and relatives may visit at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where Parish Prayers will be offered 7: 00 p.m. on Tuesday.

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BILSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-16 published
CHALUPKA, Steve
At Sumac Lodge, Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, Steve CHALUPKA formerly of R.R.#1 Alvinston in his 87th year. Predeceased by his parents, Stephan (1982) and Anna (1980) CHALUPKA, his sister Helen COLHOUN (1998) and brother-in-law Harold COLHOUN (2006.) Survived by his brother Stan and his wife Alma of Inwood and cousin Margaret MICHALEK of London. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and their families. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River St. Alvinston on Saturday, May 17 for the hour prior to the funeral service to be held at 11 a.m. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity or your choice. Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home, 519-287-2831.

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BILSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
LEWIS, Melissa Dawn
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Friday, May 23, 2008, Melissa Dawn LEWIS of R.R.#1 Glencoe in her 34th year. Beloved wife of Terry SIMPSON. Precious Daughter of Frank and Diana LEWIS. Loving sister of Jennifer (Brad) WALKER, Deanna (Keith) HARDY and devoted aunt of Jacqueline WALKER. Fondly remembered by the Simpson family, Stuart and Linda SIMPSON, Kelly and Ryan FELKAR and their family, Jackson, Tucker and Beau. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 28th at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment of cremated remains at the Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BILSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-09 published
WATTERWORTH, Gary Stephen
On Friday, June 7, 2008, in Ekfrid Township, Gary Stephen WATTERWORTH of Glencoe, in his 47th year. Dear son of Don WATTERWORTH of Wardsville and Doris WATTERWORTH and Frank LENARD of Port Stanley. Loving father of Brittany, Harley, Tyler and Raquel and grand_son of Margaret CUSHMAN of Wardsville. Dear brother of Dave (Pam) WATTERWORTH of Sault Saint Marie, Terry WATTERWORTH of Windsor, Carolyn WATTERWORTH of Saint Thomas. Also survived by his aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Cathy MEERESMAN and her children, Nathan and Samantha (1998.) Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will held on Tuesday, June 10th at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a Trust for the Children (Doris WATTERWORTH in Trust).

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BILSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-04 published
McLEOD, Thomas Hector MacDonald "Tommy"
Thomas McLEOD was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan in August 1918. He was an only child. He took his schooling in Weyburn, graduating from Weyburn Collegiate with honours. It was in Weyburn that Tommy met T.C. Douglas, the young Baptist minister who would play such an important role in his life. During the Depression, Douglas organized a boys' group which devoted its time to sports and boxing, and to debating and drama. Douglas was a graduate of Brandon College, and persuaded several of his 'boys' to attend that venerable institution. There Tommy received a B.A. with distinction. After a Masters degree from Indiana University, he was urged by President Evans to come back to Brandon to teach Economics, where he stayed for three years and also met his beloved wife Beryl.
In 1944, when T.C. Douglas led the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation party to a landslide election victory in Saskatchewan, Premier Douglas asked Tommy to come and work for the new government. Tommy said that he would have to consult with the College; Douglas breezily replied that he had already sent his resignation to the President. Thus began an exciting period of his life, beginning as advisor to the premier and general troubleshooter, taking on assignments as Secretary of Health Services Planning, Secretary of the Economic Planning Board, Chair of the new Budget Bureau, and ending as Deputy Provincial Treasurer. In between jobs, he earned two degrees from Harvard University, a Masters in Public Administration and a PhD in Economics.
When University of Saskatchewan President W.P. Thompson called in 1952, offering the position of Dean of the College of Commerce, Tommy decided to begin a new challenge. He enjoyed the Saskatoon experience immensely. During this period he also served on several boards and commissions, chairing the Saskatchewan Commission on Taxation.
In 1964 Tommy returned to Regina as Dean of Arts and Vice Principal at the new university. In 1971, the Canadian International Development Agency offered a broader mandate, where Tommy joined the senior ranks of Canadian International Development Agency travellers, attempting to sort out administrative problems in several countries, including Turkey, Iran, Nigeria, and Botswana. So the family moved to Ottawa, where they stayed for 26 years. Tommy moved from Canadian International Development Agency to the Federal Management Institute, acted as administrator of the Anti-Inflation Board, and held other management positions. Among other honours, he was especially pleased to be awarded the Vanier Medal from the Institute of Public Administration in 1971 and the Order of Canada in 2003. He co-wrote a popular biography of T.C. Douglas with his son Ian; Tommy Douglas, Road to Jerusalem was published in 1987.
In 1997 Tommy moved to Victoria, loving the gardens and life style. He died there peacefully on New Years' Day, 2008. He leaves behind his loving wife and companion of over 62 years, Beryl, children Beth BILSON, Ellen (John HEANEY), Ian (Vicki McLEOD), Brian (Lorraine THOMAS,) and Morna (David FIRMAN,) grandchildren Max BILSON (Jane CHAPCO,) Kate BILSON (Paul BEKE,) Martin and Brendan HEANEY, Adrienne and Kelly Firman McLEOD, and Tom and Will McLEOD. His family and many Friends will remember his wit and wisdom, his sincere modesty, his devotion to family, and pride in his children's many accomplishments, his unfailing good humour, his rapport with students, his negotiating and administrative skills, his ability to relate to almost everybody, and his keen interest in music, books, cooking and gardening. Indicative of his wide ranging tastes was that his favourite poets were Robert Burns and Rumi.
(Epitaph)
Know thou, O stranger to the fame
Of this much loved, much honoured name
(For none that knew him need be told)
A warmer heart death ne'er made cold.
Robert Burns
A memorial service will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Tommy and Beryl McLeod scholarships at Brandon University, 18th St. Brandon, Manitoba, or donations to United Nations Children's Fund or the Stephen Lewis Foundation would be appreciated.

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BILTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-04 published
Mercurial bag-carrier teased greatness from unproven professionals
Canadian caddie's genius - and foibles - were chronicled in a bestselling book about the P.G.A. tour's wild side
By Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
Toronto -- There was always a dichotomy to the life of Steve DUPLANTIS.
On one hand, the PGA Tour caddie from Brampton, Ontario, was known as one of the best at his trade, a man who could elicit top performances from the players whose bags he carried. He worked with several of the best and brightest on golf's premier stage for 15 years, working for players such as Jim Furyk, Rich Beem, Daniel Chopra and Tommy Armour III. Through his guidance, leadership and sheer determination, Mr. DUPLANTIS led several players to the top performances of their careers.
"He was one of the better caddies," said Mr. Armour, who used the Canadian's services when he set the tour's 72-hole scoring record in 2003. "That's why he kept getting hired. He was very confident with what he said."
On the other hand, although Mr. DUPLANTIS was all focus on the course, his life away from golf was anything but. He married his first wife, an exotic dancer, in 1995 after knowing her for just 19 days. He proposed to his second wife while still married to the first, and his predilection for a good time often led him to turn up late for tee times - then have to search for a new job.
However, his talent for elevating the play of those he worked with was undeniable, and once on the course, he could distance himself from the distractions.
"He was a throwback," said tour caddie Patrick Smith. "He raised the level of every player he worked for. He could take guys who were marginal and they would play well."
Mr. DUPLANTIS was drawn to the game of golf early in his life. As a junior member at North Halton Golf and Country Club in Georgetown, Ontario, the young golfer would often play from daybreak to dusk. When he wasn't playing, he could be found at the range, pounding ball after ball.
"He'd play 36 holes a day in weather that was below freezing and then complain that he only got in 36 before he lost feeling in his hands and toes," John MITCHELL, his mother's ex-husband, told Sports Illustrated columnist Alan Shipnuck.
His passion for the game and self-confidence led Mr. DUPLANTIS to chase a scholarship to the United States, although he wasn't a blue-chip prospect. He got a partial scholarship to Spartanburg Methodist in South Carolina, playing two years. "Maybe I wasn't as great as I wanted to be," he once said. "But I loved it."
It was in 1993, his sophomore year at Spartanburg, that Mr. DUPLANTIS was bit by the caddie bug. At the Greater Greenville Classic on the Nike Tour, he became reacquainted with Clarence Rose, a PGA Tour journeyman he had first met at the Canadian Open some years previous. Mr. Rose didn't have a regular caddie and asked Mr. DUPLANTIS whether he was interested. Mr. DUPLANTIS worked so well that Mr. Rose asked him to stay on for the summer, including caddying in a PGA Tour event that earned the rookie bag carrier $600 (U.S.).
Mr. Rose stopped playing at the end of the summer, and Mr. DUPLANTIS decided to forgo school and try to make his way as a professional caddie. In 1994, lacking a regular job, he encountered upstart PGA Tour pro Jim Furyk at the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. Mr. Furyk asked him to carry his bag that week and finished 10th, earning Mr. DUPLANTIS $2,000 and a regular job.
"He was a very likable person," Mr. Furyk said. "He had a way about him and a charisma."
As Mr. Furyk's star rose - including wins in 1995 and 1996 - Mr. DUPLANTIS began to develop a reputation for leading a wild life away from his day job. At a tournament in Texas, he met Vicki, a woman he would later refer to as a "titty dancer," and married her a couple of weeks later. She was pregnant soon afterward and gave birth to a daughter, Sierra, in 1996. Within a year, the couple were in the midst of a divorce and an ugly custody battle.
While his personal life was in disarray, his player became a big name on the PGA Tour. Mr. DUPLANTIS caddied for him at 1997 Ryder Cup in Spain, as well as at golf's four major tournaments.
But the distractions in his personal life began taking a toll. Mr. Furyk said his caddie was late "maybe a dozen times. Maybe two dozen. It all blends together." Despite earning huge sums, the tardiness eventually forced Mr. Furyk to fire him in 1999.
Mr. DUPLANTIS didn't stay down long. In May, only months after being fired by Mr. Furyk, he was on the bag for a former cellphone salesman turned PGA Tour pro named Rich Beem. Coming into the Kemper Open, Mr. Beem was floundering, having missed five straight cuts. But that week, with Mr. DUPLANTIS urging him on and keeping him focused, Mr. Beem won the tournament. Announcer Ken Venturi called Mr. DUPLANTIS's work that week one of best caddie performances in history.
The partnership with Mr. Beem didn't last long, however. The two parted ways before the year was finished.
"He was a hell of a caddie at times and other times he was sometimes difficult to get along with," Mr. Beem said. "That's the nature of this business."
Mr. DUPLANTIS's life, warts and all, as well as his time with Mr. Furyk and Mr. Beem, was captured in Bud, Sweat and Tees, a book by Mr. Shipnuck. Released in 2001, it became a bestseller after Mr. Beem won the 2002 PGA Championship.
Through the challenges, Mr. DUPLANTIS displayed an unflagging desire to keep working.
"He just really loved everything about the game," said Ted McIntyre, editor of Ontario Golf, a magazine to which the caddie contributed as a columnist for several years. "He could be maddening, but when he delivered, it was always worth waiting for."
He worked everything from the LPGA Tour to the PGA Tour's dreaded qualifying school, six gruelling rounds played on consecutive days. In the second stage of 2005 Q-School, he carried the bag of John Maginnes, a journeyman pro on his last legs. Even though Mr. Maginnes was struggling to find some magic in his declining game, he found Mr. DUPLANTIS's instinct for the game to be exhilarating.
"He would talk you through the shot before you hit it, visualizing it right along with you," Mr. Maginnes said. "I never discovered the origin of Stevie's insight but it was apparent in his approach to the game. He couldn't realize that although I could see the shot we discussed, execution was another matter all together. But for the first time in a long time, I was excited about playing, if only for a moment."
He spent most of 2007 caddying for rising Swedish star Daniel Chopra, including a start at the Canadian Open in Markham, Ontario, where Mr. Chopra missed the cut. Family Friends say he seemed almost not to be working the weekend last July, and spent time with his daughter and family Friends. He stayed in Toronto for a short period after the Canadian Open, playing in a fundraising tournament and demonstrating his golfing prowess by taking the prize for longest drive.
At the start of the 2008 PGA Tour year, he found himself with yet another new golfer - Eric Axley, who had appeared to be on the rise in 2006 before struggling throughout 2007. It appeared to be a good match - another golfer who might fulfill his potential with the help of a savvy caddie. They were set to play the Buick Invitational, the fourth event of the PGA Tour season, in late January, when he stepped in front of a taxi and was killed.
"Am I shocked by this? No," Mr. Armour told reporters. "I tried several times to get him some help. And I told him in 2003, 'Bud, if you don't change, you're going to die a tragic death.' "
Despite his unpredictable disposition, it was his ability to get the best from others that kept those around him hoping he'd change his ways.
"He was a real charmer," Mr. McIntyre said. "Guys like Steve don't come around very often. He always found a way to make the golfers he worked for better. It was on the course that he always shined."
Steve DUPLANTIS was born in Brampton, Ontario, on September 20, 1972. He died after being struck by a taxi in Del Mar, California., on January 23, 2008. He was 35. He leaves mother Sandra and her husband Denis CANTIN; father Steve and his wife Jackie; brother Danny, sister Amy and brother-in-law Chris NORBURY, plus grandparents Dorothy and Art BILTON.
He also leaves daughter, Sierra - donations to her trust fund can be made payable to the Sierra Duplantis Trust Fund, care of the

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BILYEA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
WATSON, Helen M. (née WOLFE)
At her residence on Wednesday June 11, 2008. Helen M. (née WOLFE) WATSON of Komoka in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Harold J. WATSON (1975.) Dear mother of Kathleen BILYEA and her husband Fred of Denfield and Richard and his wife Marilyn of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Cheryl ROWE (Erroll), Kenny BILYEA (Bonnie), Lisa Beth WATSON, Paul R.H. WATSON and great-grandmother of Adam, Nathan, Cody, Sean, Erica, Julia and Jessica. Dear sister of Marie UPFOLD and her husband Jim of Valcaron and Tim WOLFE and his wife Linda of Sault Ste. Marie. Predeceased by her siblings Bob, Viola, Daisy, Ted and Jean. Friends are invited to join the family at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004, on Saturday June 14, 2008 after 3: 00 p.m. where the complete memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 4: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment later in the Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Victorian Order of Nurses Sakura House would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BILYEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-18 published
BILYEA, Jane Elizabeth (née BOYNTON,) D.O.

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