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BLOCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
RANDS, Clyde David Richard
Suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, Ontario on Friday, December 14, 2007, Clyde RANDS formerly of Cherry Valley, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Catherine RANDS (née WATTAM, former wife of the late Doctor G.A. POWERS) and the late Anna Leona Cecelia RANDS (née LABA.) Dear brother of Cyril (Lena) and the late Reginald (Trid). Predeceased by his four sisters. Uncle of Maurina PAULSON, Mary BLOCH and Jimmy HUELIN. Step-father of Scot POWERS (Louise) and Nancy (Brent BAILEY) and their children Darcy, Calum, Travis, Zachary and Lauren. Mr. RANDS rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Church of St. Gregory The Great on Tuesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Father Bernard O'NEILL and Deacon William GERVAIS officiated. Interment of Cremated Remains will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Cheques only, please). Friends were received at the Church for one hour prior to the Massachusetts.

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BLOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-11 published
MINUK, Beverly
Passed away peacefully after a truly courageous battle with cancer on Friday, February 8, 2008, aged 69. Beloved wife of William for almost fifty years, and loving mother of devastated children Sandy, Steven, Jeffrey and Jennifer. Loving sister of Marilyn LIVERGANT and Rosalind NICHOLS (Hersch NICHOLS,) and sisters-in-law Faye MINUK and Clara BLOCK. Bev will be greatly missed by her son-in-law Kevin SHNIER and daughters-in-law Susan and Tania, and her grandchildren, Jordan, Zachary, Rachel and Alex. A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Beverly inspired devotion in all those who appreciated her wonderful passion for life and impeccable taste. Bev helped orchestrate numerous charity events for Ezrath Nashim Hospital in Jerusalem. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Adath Israel Synagogue section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Beverly's memory would be appreciated to Hill House Hospice, 905-737-9308, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4A1.

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BLOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
BLOCK, Pearl (née SUGAR)
Peacefully passed away at age 98, on Saturday, May 31, 2008. Daughter of the late Joseph and Etta SUGAR. Devoted and loving wife of the late William Robert BLOCK. Loving mother of Caryl ALEXANDER and Bradley BLOCK and his wife Margaret. Cherished grandmother of William, Trevor, Skottie, Michele and Jessica. Beloved aunt of many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters, Rose AXLER, Helen FISHER, Bertha FRANKEL, Belle SKOLNIK, Anne FRIEDENBERG and brothers Lou, Aaron, David and Harold SUGAR. " Your strength and dignity will always be an inspiration to all your family." A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 12: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W. (between Yonge and Bathurst). Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, on Bathurst Street. In her memory donations to her favourite charity The Hospital for Sick Children, 416-813-5320 would be appreciated.

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BLOIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-13 published
BLOIS, William " Willie" Alexander
Suddenly, with his family by his side, on Friday, May 9, 2008, William (Willie) Alexander BLOIS "Willie Lee", in his 57th year, went to be with the Lord. He will be sadly missed by his wife Donna. Beloved son of Rita and the late William BLOIS (1977.) He will be deeply missed by his brothers and sisters; Anne (Ken) DOAN, Bob (Denise,) Kevin (Dale,) Tom (Nancy,) Mike, Larry (Pam,) Susan (Ian) JONES and Tony (Lisa.) Father of Katie HOFFMAN. Loving grandfather of Casidy, Buddy, Colton, Michael, Tyler and Grace. Dear step-father of Mike (Erin) KORPI and Cathy KORPI. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. with Father John VAN DAMME officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. Thank you to Doctor DIN and the staff at Victoria Trauma Unit. "In a New York minute everything can change" (Don Henley) A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Willie BLOIS.

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BLOIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-10 published
MUNRO, Betty Eldeen (née BLOIS)
Born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on February 8, 1923 to Mary Jane and Howard BLOIS. Mom passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2008 with her children, Carey, Don and Liz (Art) at her side. Survived by grandchildren, Colin (Stacey), Andrew (Billie), Albion and Alexandra and great-grandchildren, Shayan, Ty, Taylor and Jada and her loving companion Gemi. Predeceased by her husband, Alexander in 1974. The family would like to thank Doctor Derek Carroll, E.R. nurses, Deb and Rebecca, Doctor Rusnak, hospice nurse, Judy, the staff at the Wellesley and Beacon Home Support Workers.
There will be a Celebration of Life at The Wellesley, 2800 Blanshard Street on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com Rest peacefully mom! You lived and passed with grace.

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BLOIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-06 published
Wounded on the sands of Normandy, his one-day war ended on D-Day
His life was saved by a thick letter from home he had tucked into the breast pocket of his tunic. It deflected a bullet into his ribs and his arm, and he spent the rest of his life selling insurance in small-town Ontario
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Don DONER's war lasted just one day - D-Day, June 6, 1944.
The night before, he boarded a ship in Southampton on the southern coast of England. It was pitch dark, but he and the rest of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada had practised the drill so many times they didn't need any light.
They had been in the port since June 4, waiting for the signal for the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. They knew the real thing was coming when breakfast arrived. "The last meal, so to speak, of the condemned," he said in a memoir written in 1982. "It was bacon and eggs - something unheard of in the army."
A storm had just passed through the area, leaving behind rough seas. Just off the French coast, he and the other men from 8 Section of 9 Platoon, "A" Company of the Queen's Own, left the mother ship, transferred to assault craft A9 and headed toward the beach at Bernieres-sur-mer. It was their bad luck to be among the first to land in Normandy on D-Day, and worse for Mr. DONER. He was second in line to enter the water, right behind his pal Corporal Hugh ROCKS.
"We were elected to be the assault section for the platoon, which meant that we would be first to leap off the assault craft, carry bangalores [long, cylindrical mines], steel ladders, wire mesh and any other material that would assist us in scaling the sea wall and blowing holes in the barbed wire," wrote Mr. DONER.
Don DONER was no gung-ho, Royal Canadian Legion cliché of a soldier. He was just a kid who joined the army at 19 and soon grew cynical about the military and the war. He often went Absent Without Leave, mostly to visit girlfriends. A good-looking young man, he found falling in love rather easy. One time, he got cold feet and backed out of an engagement to a young British woman, although he did leave the material for the wedding dress - he'd had it sent from Canada - at her front door.
Riding toward the beach that morning he felt frightened, and believed most of the young men on the landing craft were no braver. "Just a bunch of ordinary guys thrown together by fate, not mad at anybody, not wanting to die or be maimed or blinded, just wanting to live and let live," he wrote. "Had 90 per cent of us known then what we know now, there wouldn't have been a war because none of us would have been there to fight it."
They may have been scared, but it didn't stop them fighting. As their boat approached the beach, a shell destroyed another landing craft that had been advancing alongside. Their own landing craft stopped in deep water, unable to go closer. Cpl. ROCKS, who was 5 feet 5 inches and a non-swimmer, asked Mr. DONER to go first. Standing 6 feet 2 inches, Mr. DONER stepped off the boat and found the water up to his chin. Cpl. ROCKS gamely followed. Burdened by a full battle kit, ammunition and a rifle, he sank to the bottom. Mr. DONER grasped his friend's hands underwater and led him part way to the beach.
Meanwhile, enemy machine-gun bullets flew thick and fast, and artillery and mortar shells exploded all around. Wounded or killed outright, many of the Queen's Own never cleared the surf.
The soldiers had orders that if a man was hit they were to leave him until the beach was secure. Mr. DONER saw one of his Friends in the water with massive wounds. He ignored his call for help, in part because it was obvious he was close to death. In the confusion, Mr. DONER lost sight of Cpl. ROCKS. A short while later, he went back to look for him. He found him dead, shot between the eyes.
Cpl. ROCKS, a hard-rock miner from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, was 40. Probably the oldest man from the unit to be killed on the beach that day, he had lied about his age to get into the war. As a married man in what was considered a vital industry, it is unlikely he would have been conscripted.
By that time, Mr. DONER had also been wounded. As implausible as it seems, his life was saved by mail from home. A bullet aimed straight at his chest hit the corner of an envelope containing a thick letter from his sister. He had put the letter in his breast pocket, and its many folds absorbed most of the impact. The bullet deflected off a rib and ended up in his arm. He was also struck many times over by bits of shrapnel that entered other parts of his body and would, years later, set off metal detectors at airports.
The key to survival was to get out of the line of fire. All around him, soldiers furiously dug down into the sand. "Steve DE BLOIS and I set a world record for digging a slit trench, wounded or not," he wrote.
The Queen's Own Rifles had landed near Bernieres-sur-mer just after 8 a.m. The rough seas meant the tanks were late coming ashore, and the infantry landed without their support. To make matters worse, the assault craft had taken them several hundred metres away from their planned objective and set them down right in front of a strong German position that included a powerful 88-mm gun.
"They received the worst battering of any Canadian unit on D-Day crossing the beaches," said Steve Harris, director of history at the Department of National Defence, whose father, Lieutenant J.P. Harris, was wounded while landing with the same regiment. In all, 60 men of Queen's Own were killed and another 78 were wounded, the worst casualty figures of any Canadian unit on D-Day.
In spite of the strength of the German positions, the regiment more than met their objectives. "So fast did the Queen's Own move against this and other positions that when the Regiment de la Chaudiere began to land behind them 15 minutes later, the only fire on the beach was coming from snipers," wrote war correspondent Chester Wilmot in his book, The Struggle for Europe.
Medics treated Mr. DONER's wounds on the beach and he was given the job of guarding some German prisoners. Some of them spoke English and they engaged him in conversation while all around the battle raged. "I talked with a German prisoner of war who wondered, much as I did, why he was there and blamed it all on the big wheels far removed from the battle area."
Mr. DONER was shipped back to England that day. A week later, he was sent home to Canada. His one-day war was over.
Don DONER was born in a Prairie village about 100 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon, but grew up in Toronto. His mother had died giving birth to him, and soon after that the family moved east to Ontario, where his father remarried. In Toronto, he attended Northern Secondary School on Mount Pleasant Road. He spent summers at his uncle's farm near Stayner, about 70 kilometres north of the city.
He enlisted in the army in September, 1941, and trained at Camp Borden in Ontario before being shipped to England. Like many young soldiers, he was not used to strong drink and freedom, and he got into a lot of trouble. He was disciplined several times for returning late to barracks, often after spending the evening at pubs and dances.
After the war, he worked for a time at European Silk in Toronto. By 1950, he and his brother Bob had retreated to the peace and quiet of small-town life in Alliston, Ontario Together, they set up an insurance brokerage called Doner Brothers. They got married and bought houses next door to each other. Don and his wife, Josephine, had six daughters; Bob and his wife, Maxine, had six sons.
Today, Alliston is the site of a busy Honda factory, and has grown enormously, but back then it was a typical, small Ontario community. "Alliston was like Mayberry. It had one stop light and my father's office was a drop-in spot for every character in town," said his daughter, Joanna DAHLIN. " Once a month, they ran a poker game in the basement."
Late in life, Mr. DONER was contacted by George ROCKS, son of Corporal Hugh ROCKS, the man he had tried to save on D-Day. George ROCKS was 6 when his father died.
"An uncle of mine read Don DONER's name in a book on D-Day and I contacted him. Speaking to Don brought everything to a close for me, to learn just how my father died," said Mr. ROCKS. "No one in my family ever spoke much about the war. There was no celebration in our house when the war ended. I was 30 before I learned my father died on D-Day."
For his part, Mr. DONER's views of the war and his role in it changed little over the years. While he felt the conflict had a purpose, he believed senior officers did not really know what they were expecting of Canada's young men. For many years, he refused to discuss the whole rotten business, and it was not until he was in his sixties that he began to talk about his experiences.
Donald Grieve DONER was born in Simpson, Saskatchewan, on July 23, 1922. He died at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital in Toronto, of complications from Parkinson's disease, on May 3, 2008. He was 85. He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Josie), and his daughters Joanna, Christine, Mary, Helen, Martha and Jennifer. He also leaves his half-sisters Marilyn, Kay, Nan and Dorothy. His brother Bob died in January, 1987.

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BLOKHUIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-29 published
Career nurse served in pioneering wartime plastic surgery unit
With the rank of lieutenant nursing sister in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, she sailed for Britain during the Battle of the Atlantic to tend burn victims and the wounded. She continued nursing until 1986
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
Margery (Bunny) Cambon QUAIL, a woman of resolute good cheer, was one of the stalwart Canadian nurses to cross the treacherous, enemy-infested Atlantic waters during the Second World War. She worked with plastic surgeons in hospitals in southwest England to care for badly burned pilots and civilians wounded in German bombing raids.
"I am quite sure that her experience as a nurse in England, caring for a great many very badly injured victims of war, led her to conclude that she would never, ever, feel sorry for herself, no matter whatever happened to her. And that is exactly how she lived her life," wrote Austen CAMBON, her brother, in an e-mail tribute.
She came from a military family. Her father, George CAMBON, was a Scottish immigrant who played in several orchestras in the eastern United States before crossing the border and joining the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Band in Kingston, Ontario That is where he met and married Lucy DUFFIELD, whose father was a colonel in the Royal Ulster Rifles and had been garrison commander in Jamaica before bringing his family to Canada in the early years of the last century. Soon after their marriage, the CAMBONs moved to Quebec City. He was a professional musician in the regimental band of the Royal 22nd Regiment under the command of future governor-general Georges VANIER.
Margery, the eldest of four children, was born in the final year of the First World War. She once explained that "my mother was called Bunny and she called me Bunny," but others say she was given the name because she had large ears, a trait inherited from the DUFFIELD side of the family. Noreen was born in 1919, Ken in 1923 and Austen in 1932.
The CAMBONs lived on Cartier Avenue near Battlefields Park in Quebec City. Margery went to nearby St. George's School and then Commissioner's High School, graduating in 1936. She trained at Jeffery Hale Hospital, graduating in 1939. On February 8, 1940, five months after Canada declared war on Germany, she enlisted in the nursing service of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, which embraced the three branches of the military: navy, army and air force. Given that the army was bred in her bones, she elected to serve as a commissioned army officer with the rank of lieutenant nursing sister.
Along with another nurse from Quebec City, she made her way to Halifax in December of 1940, according to a short memoir she provided for The Military Nurses of Canada: Recollections of Canadian Military Nurses, edited by E.A. Landells. By the time they arrived in Halifax, their ship had already sailed, so the two single women boarded a mail ship - which she later joked had plenty of males - and crossed the ocean in the days before the advent of full escort convoys. "It took 11 days" and it was "cold and miserable," she told Wilma BLOKHUIS of the Oakville Beaver in September of 1991.
In England, she was a reinforcement for the 15th Canadian General Hospital at Bramshott, Surrey, which had been established with officers and staff in June of 1940. Dorothy Macham, who had graduated from Women's College Hospital School of Nursing in Toronto in 1932 and had joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps shortly after the war began, was already there. When Stewart Gordon, one of the earliest Canadian plastic surgeons, set up a plastic surgery unit in November of 1941 at Rooksdown House, Park Prewett Hospital, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, he took Lt. CAMBON and Lt. Macham with him.
The work was harrowing, but there was also time for fun and Friendships and, for Lt. CAMBON, the chance to own and ride her first bicycle. Rationing meant that cars were mostly reserved for military and official use, and buses were scarce in the countryside. While she rarely talked after the war about the horrors she had seen as a nurse, she did tell her children how she had always wanted a bike when she was growing up in Quebec City, but her parents were too poor to indulge her fancy.
Six months after Lt. CAMBON enlisted, her younger brother Ken (obituary March 17, 2007) joined up, lying about his age to enlist in the Royal Rifles of Canada in July of 1940, just before his 17th birthday. His regiment was shipped to Hong Kong to defend the British colony in an ill-fated stand against the Japanese. After the Canadian, British and Hong Kong regiments surrendered on Christmas Day, 1941, he was taken prisoner and spent the next 44 months in horrific conditions in Japanese PoW camps, including, as a final torture, helping to dig a huge pit late in the war to serve as a mass grave for himself and his fellow prisoners if the feared Allied invasion occurred. His family knew he was missing, but it was a long time before they had official word.
Meantime, Lt. CAMBON's younger sister, Noreen, had finished high school in Quebec City and moved to Hamilton to train as a nurse. When she learned that Ken had been captured by the Japanese, she quit nursing school and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, Women's Division. Trained as a radar specialist, she was stationed in Newfoundland, then in Britain, where she sometimes met up with her older sister. After the war, she trained as a nurse.
That left only the youngest CAMBON in Quebec City. "I was only about 7 years old when my brother and my two sisters left home to serve in World War Two," said Austen. "Their absence serving our country abroad for the next five years meant that I really did not get to know them… until very much later on."
In May of 1943, Lt. CAMBON's unit moved to the Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital in Hackwood Park, on the estate of Lord Camrose, with Lt. Macham as the "in charge" nurse. The two Canadian nurses had become close Friends and, when Lt. Macham was invited to Buckingham Palace in 1945 to receive the Royal Red Cross Medal for her services during the war, she invited Lt. CAMBON to accompany her.
It was also at Basingstoke that Lt. CAMBON met her future husband, Sergeant John QUAIL. He was from Winnipeg and had gone overseas as a motorcycle instructor with the Canadian Provost Corps, a company of military police made up of volunteers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. By all accounts, Sgt. QUAIL was a bit of a lad, a carefree adventurer more interested in a good time than in treading the straight and narrow. He broke his wrist in a motorcycle accident and ended up on Lt. CAMBON's ward. "He took a fancy to me," as she described it later. "We met over a bedpan" is the way he liked to tell the tale.
They were married on December 11, 1943, in St. Stephen's Church in Twickenham, Surrey. Her uncle, John DUFFIELD, who had been a chaplain in the First World War and had then become a canon in the Church of England, officiated.
By this stage of the war, small contingents of Canadian nurses were serving on the continent and Lt. CAMBON wanted to join them. As a married woman, however, she was refused permission to cross the Channel. "They had made this ruling that you could not go if you were married because they had too many girls becoming pregnant who had got married," she told the Oakville Beaver in 1991. "It was a bit of a hassle sending them home, and all that jazz."
In September of 1945, the QUAILs returned to Canada. She and Noreen were both still in uniform when their emaciated brother stepped off a train in Quebec City, finally home from the war. She had last seen him when he was 16. "When Ken left, he was just a little guy, he was always kind of short, and I couldn't believe how much he had grown even though he was malnourished," Margery QUAIL told the Oakville Beaver. "He would have been much bigger had he had proper food," she said, ever the nurse. "It was a great thing to see him back alive."
The QUAILs settled in Toronto. In the next five years, Ms. QUAIL had three babies - Susan, Judi and Charlie - each about two years apart in age, followed after a gap of six years by David in 1957. As Mr. QUAIL pursued various ventures from Vancouver to Toronto, from starting a natural-sponge enterprise to selling paint and cars to operating a tractor trailer across the country, Ms. QUAIL was the moral and financial backbone of the family, raising the children and working as a nurse at Vancouver General Hospital, and at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. She finally agreed to retire from nursing in 1986, at 68.
About five years ago, Ms. QUAIL began to have memory problems, similar to the dementia issues that affected Noreen and Ken, who died of Alzheimer's disease a year ago. She and her husband continued to live at home until she had a bad fall in 2003. They moved into a retirement home in Oakville and remained together until Mr. QUAIL died of prostate cancer in January of 2004. By last summer, Ms. QUAIL had lost her hearing. After breaking her hip in a second fall, she moved, in August, into a veterans home named in honour of her wartime nursing colleague, Dorothy Macham, where she celebrated her 90th birthday a month ago with family, Friends and a glass or two of white wine.
Margery Cambon QUAIL was born in Quebec City on February 15, 1918. She died of complications from dementia at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto on March 21, 2008. She was 90. Predeceased by her husband, John, and brother Kenneth CAMBON, Ms. QUAIL is survived by her children Susan, Judi, Charles and David. She also leaves her sister Noreen and brother Austen, plus seven grandchildren.

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BLOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-15 published
ARKSEY, William Andrew " Andy"
At Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Sunday, April 13, 2008 William Andrew (Andy) ARKSEY of R.R.#1 Granton in his 88th year. Beloved son of the late Freeman and Cora (RINN) ARKSEY. Best friend and special neighbour of Bill, Diane and Tanner BLOM. A private graveside service was held at Kirkton Union Cemetery on Monday with Pastor Paul VOLLICK officiating. Donations to Saint Marys Memorial Hospital would be appreciated. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519) 227-4211 entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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BLOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-25 published
SCHROEDER, Reverend Stuart J.
Died suddenly and peacefully on Friday morning June 20, 2008. Beloved father of Erika, father-in-law of Mike, grandfather of Ruby and Delilah, Fatherly guide to Rich and Boo, Brother of Ted, Grant, and Mark, stepson of Alice, partner to Henriette BLOM, and uncle to Aaron, Jake, Kayln, Jim, Dan, Molly, Michael, Annie and Andrew. Stu was a mentor and treasured friend, a chaplain and an advocate of those in need to the end. He will be greatly missed by many, and in many ways. Visitation hours will be held on Thursday, June 26 from 7-9 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home on 2035 Weston Road (Weston and Lawrence), Toronto. Please bring a picture of Stu, if you have one, and memories to share. An additional visitation will be held on Friday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 2800 Don Mills Road, Toronto, immediately followed by a service at 11 a.m. to celebrate Stu's life and ministry. A reception will follow at the church immediately after the service to share remembrances. A celebration of Stu's life will be held at the Dogfish Bar and Grill at Bluffers Park Marina, Friday night, the 27th, beginning at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Multifaith Services and Supports, 76 Scarborough Heights Blvd., Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2V4.

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BLOMMAERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
HEYWOOD, Eldon G.
At the Exeter Villa on Thursday, June 12, 2008 Eldon G. HEYWOOD of Exeter in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Alva (ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) HEYWOOD (2000.) Dear father and father-in-law of Eleanor and Cy BLOMMAERT and Lester and Dianne HEYWOOD all of Exeter, Dorothy and Don BRINTNELL of Wingham, Joan and David GODDARD of R.R.#2 Lucan and Dianne and Marty BROWN of Arkona. Dear grandfather of Julie and Greg, Alan and Julianne; Jeff and Jenni, Scott and Angie, Shawn; Kim, Darlene and Allen, Jo-Ann and Tony; Chris and Stephanie, Brad and Jody; Lisa and Scott, Tracy, Brent and Lynn and Darren and MaryEllen, great-grandfather of 23 and great-great-grandfather of 2. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jack HEYWOOD of London, Bev and Diane HEYWOOD of Windsor, Beatrice HEYWOOD, Lila ELLIS, Geneva ROWE and Mary ELLIOT/ELLIOTT all of Exeter and Marion ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of London. Predeceased by a son William HEYWOOD (1975,) a granddaughter Leah GODDARD and his brothers Dalton, Raymond and Laverne. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral will be held on Saturday, June 14th at 2 p.m. with Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Exeter Bible Chapel or the R.E. Pooley Branch #167, Exeter Legion would be appreciated by the family. There will be a Legion service in the funeral home Friday afternoon at 4: 15 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through and memorial picture board may be viewed at www.haskettfh.com

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BLOMMAERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-01 published
BALL, Robert " Bob" Harvey
(January 1, 1929-February 28, 2008)
Bob died at home on Thursday morning, in the tender care of his family. He was loved beyond telling by his wife and sweetheart Janet (née MORROW,) five grateful children, Timothy (d. 1984,) David, Anna GARDNER (John BROCKE,) Doug, and Nathan (Paula KILCOYNE,) as well as 15 beautiful grandchildren, two newly born great-grandchildren, and the hundreds of people whose lives he touched. Born and raised in Regina, Bob will be profoundly missed by his older siblings from Saskatchewan and their extended families; Margaret BLOMMAERT, Jim BALL and Fran APPERLY. Graduating from Scott Collegiate with Honours, Bob began an agricultural degree at University of Saskatoon before he followed a deeper call to sow seeds of the spirit and till soil in the lives of people. After marrying Janet in 1952 he worked the gold mines in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and as a Fuller Brush Salesman to put himself through seminary at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario with two infants. As a Home Missions pastor with the Canadian Baptist Union, Bob grew and nurtured young churches in the small towns of Kitimat and Richmond, British Columbia, and Jasper, Alberta. His innovative programming with young adults in the national park stood him in good stead during his term on the pastoral team at First Baptist Church, Calgary from 1971-1976 where he established the Burning Bush Coffee House ministry for youth. Inspired in part by staying as a family in a chalet at L'Abri in Switzerland in 1969, Bob began dreaming and envisioning along with Janet, about creating a hospitality based ecumenical renewal centre. King's Fold Retreat Centre, located in the foothills of the Rockies celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and continues to be place of beauty, peace and deep inspiration for people from all walks of life. Bob was a master stained glass artist, a visionary, an entrepreneur, a dreamer, a romantic, a barista, and a lover of life par excellence. He will be celebrated at Central United Church, Calgary on Monday, March 3 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to King's Fold Retreat Centre, L'Arche Canada Foundation or the Henri Nouwen Society.

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BLOMMERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
NAUTA, Henry " Harry, Hidde"
Was called home to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the age of 80 years. Born in Surhuizum, Friesland, Holland, on May 18, 1928. He came to Canada with his parents Jakop and Wytscke "Louise" (HOUWINK) NAUTA in June 1947 Henry farmed most of his life in Raleigh Township until his passing. He will be greatly missed by his partner and best friend of 22 years, Gail CASHMAN. Also sadly missed by brothers and sisters Abe and Hilda NAUTA of Chatham, Ralph and Margaret NAUTA, sister-in-law Lisa, all of Merlin, sister-in-law Marie NAUTA, Ronnie and John TIMMERMANS of Chatham, Joan and Gus SONNEVELD, John and Hermina NAUTA all of Blenheim, Hilda and Pete BERGHUIS of Ingersoll, Clara and Hank WOUDENBERG of London, Catherine and Marius VERBEEK of Ridgetown, and Ruth and Hunter ODEN of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Predeceased by his parents, sister Diana, (1989) brother-in-law Jerry GRACIE, (2001,) brothers Jake NAUTA (1999) and Dick NAUTA (2001.) Henry will also be missed by his cousin Corrie BLOMMERS of Chatham and especially by all of his many nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends at Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street, Blenheim on Sunday, April 20, 2008 from 2: 00-5:00 p.m. Funeral Service from Christian Reformed Church, Blenheim, Monday, April 21, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Frank DEBOER officiating. Interment in Pardoville-Union Cemetery, Raleigh Township. Friends wishing to make a memorial donation in memory of Henry are asked to consider either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Donations by debit, Visa, MasterCard, cheque or cash, may be made by contact the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 519-676-9200. Online condolences and donations may be left at, www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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BLONDAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-23 published
REID, Barbara (née DUNN)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, April 20th, 2008. She fought cancer with unyielding courage for three years while living life to the fullest with her husband, family and many Friends. Barbara leaves behind a treasury of special memories across her 74 years. She is survived by Angus, her loving husband and partner of 47 wonderful years. Dear mom to Marc (Michele,) Derek (Kellie,) Scott, Andrea (Jeff) BEACH. Sister to Tom (Grace), and twin Howard (Liz), and sister-in-law to Jim and Pert, Dorothy and Trevor, and Peggy. Proud and adoring grandma of Danielle, Jonathon, Jacob, Laura, Cassandra, MacKenzie, Emily and Jack. Endearing and spirited aunt to her nieces and nephews. Fun-loving, quick-witted and energetic, Barbara's spirit and verve would light up the room, especially when filled with her large circle of Friends and family. Barbara loved to travel, entertain, play golf and bridge, and treasured her relationships with loved ones in Toronto, Sarasota, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Burlington, hometown Alliston and beyond. The family expresses sincere appreciation to Doctor John BLONDAL and the nurses in the Oncology Clinic at Saint_Joseph's Hospital. Their care, dedication and treatment helped to extend Barbara's life for three meaningful years, a gift that Barbara and those around her cherished. We would also like to thank Doctor David SWARTZ and the caregivers from Community Care Access Centre for the compassion provided during Barbara's latter days. Friends may join us as we celebrate Barbara's life at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, on Tuesday, April 22nd from 7-9 p.m., and on Wednesday April 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Kingsway-Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway, on Thursday, April 24th at 2 p.m., followed by a reception at Lambton Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Saint_Joseph's Hospital Foundation www.donations.stjoe.on.ca or The Daily Bread Food Bank www.dailybread.ca

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BLONDEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-01 published
BROCK, Stanley E., B.A. Hon., F.S.A., C.M. (1912-2008)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Stanley E. BROCK on February 21, 2008. He is survived by his wife Gertrude BLONDEAU; their children Donald of Montreal; Alan (Judy) of Okanagan Falls, British Columbia and Joyann (Robert GUAY) of Beaconsfield and five cherished grandchildren; Maxwell, Samara, Deena, Jennifer and Patrick. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and attended the University of Manitoba where he was awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal for Academic Achievement. The Canadian Red Cross Society named him an Honorary Member for Services Rendered. He was recognized by the Ordre de Merite de la Culture Francaise for exemplary integration into the Francophone Community. In 1978 the Governor General of Canada presented him as a Member of the Order of Canada. An actuary by profession, he moved to Quebec City in the mid-1930s where he joined the Industrial Life Insurance Company, a very small and unknown company. Over the next 42 years he was instrumental in the successful development of this organization and completed his career as President. Today Industrial-Alliance is one of the largest companies in the insurance and financial services field in Canada. Throughout his career he remained actively involved in community services. In 1956, he founded, as President, the first Readaptation Clinic for Handicapped Persons in Quebec. In 1961, as President of the Canadian Red Cross in Quebec City, he helped to construct and fund the first Blood Transfusion Center. He served as President and member of the Board of the Jeffrey Hale Hospital over a 20-year period. He was also President of the campaign that raised the funds required to construct the Y.M.C.A. building on Holland Avenue and similarly led other campaigns in support of various charitable causes. A long time active member of the Rotary Club, he was named Honorary Member for his devotion to the Club's activities in support of handicapped persons. Amongst Friends, he would often talk about the stroke of good luck that brought him to Quebec City - a beautiful, fascinating and most desirable city in which to live. Living in a bilingual and highly cultured atmosphere was a source of personal enrichment for him. In his opinion, any sportsman would find it difficult to find a better environment offering close at hand the opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor activities. His sporting activities included golf, curling, fishing, skiing, and hunting. A favourite activity was breaking fresh trails in snow covered mountainous areas on his snowmobile. He was a founding director and President of Cap Rouge Golf Club and had long memberships at Royal Quebec Golf Club, Atlantis Golf Club in Florida, and the Quebec Garrison Club. At the family's request a private memorial service was conducted in Quebec City. In remembrance, charitable donations can be made to Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Ste-Ursule, Quebec, Quebec G1R 4E8.

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BLONDIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-12 published
MARTENS, Margaret Louise Eleanor (née HOUSTON)
Of Regina
With great sadness, the family wishes to announce the passing of Louise, dear mother and grandmother on Sunday January 6, 2008 at the age of 92 years, with her grand_son at her side, after a brief illness and her half-century-long battle with osteo-arthritis. Her memory will linger in our hearts forever. Louise was predeceased by her husband Ernest Allen MARTENS in 1953 (b. family homestead, Main Center, Saskatchewan,) her parents, Kate Matilda GARDINER in 1960 (b. family farm, Westbrook, Ontario) and Arthur Russell HOUSTON in 1966 (b., family homestead, Starbuck, Manitoba,) her maternal grandparents, Charlotte Eleanor LEONARD in 1916 (b. Westbrook, Ontario) and Jacob James GARDINER in 1923 (b. family homestead, Westbrook, Ontario,) her paternal grandparents, Margaret McBURNEY in 1943 (b. Beverly, Ontario) and Robert HOUSTON, Sr. in 1934 (b. Lesmahagow, Scotland). A true Canadian with deep roots here, Louise is a descendant of a family (Leonard/Chilton) who came to North America in 1620 on the Mayflower, and she is also a descendant of another family (McDonell) of United Empire Loyalists. She is survived by her sons Geoffrey of Westport, Ontario, and James (Lorena May BLONDIN) of Regina, and her grandchildren, Robert and Miranda. Louise was the daughter of a Canadian Pacific Railway station-agent and was born in the station-house in Perdue, Saskatchewan, in 1915. Her early schooling was there, and her piano-lessons only a short ride away over the rails to Saskatoon where she subsequently attended the University of Saskatchewan (Home Economics), and later on, business school in London, Ontario. With a young family to support, Louise returned to work (Government of Saskatchewan), finally retiring in 1982. Where did the time go? She will be remembered for her independence and her dedication and generosity to her family, Friends and co-workers. She loved Rachmaninoff; but despised country-music. She was her own woman to the end. A memorial service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m.; coffee and tea to follow at the Family Centre.

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BLONDIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-25 published
MARTIN, Louis (1935-2008)
At Pavillon Alfred-Desrochers, on January 22, 2008, following a long illness passed away Louis MARTIN, journalist. He leaves to mourn his wife, Hélène FILION, his three sons and daughters-in-law, Nicolas (Élise DESJARDINS,) Stéphane (Maya HARTLEY) and Alexis (Claire GEOFFRION,) his grandchildren: Béatrice, Gabrielle, Laurent, Zoé and Éloi. son of the late Joséphine DÉCARY and the late Hector MARTIN, he was the brother of Fernande (Pierre JUNEAU,) the late Suzanne (the late Pierre BLONDIN,) the late Denise (Francis CORBETT,) Yves (Louise-Marie CHOUINARD,) Geneviève (Gilles BEAUSOLEIL,) Françoise (André LAMY,) Luc (Louise BOUCHARD,) Hélène (Michel BRÛLÉ.) He also leaves to mourn his sisters-in-law and his brother-in-law from the Filion family, as well as many nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grand-nieces. The family will receive condolences on Friday, January 25, 2008 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, January 26 starting at 9: 30 a.m. at: Alfred Dallaire Memoria 1111, Laurier West, Outremont www.memoria.ca 514-277-7778 Valet Parking where at 11 a.m. a memorial ceremony will be held. The family would like to thank the management and the staff of Pavillon Alfred-Desrochers for the excellent care provided to Louis. In memory of Louis, donations to the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal would be appreciated.

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BLOOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
BLOOM, Lyda A. (SINCLAIR)
Formerly of R.R.#3 Bothwell and St. Andrews Residence, Chatham, passed away peacefully at the Village Nursing Home, Ridgetown on Thursday June 5, 2008 at the age of 105. Beloved wife of the late Wm. BLOOM (1968.) Loving mother of Dorothy DARK and her late husband Raymond of Ridgetown, Mary Louise BUTLER and her husband Lee of London, Marjorie HAWTHORNE and her husband Jim of R.R.#2 Blenheim, John BLOOM and his wife Shirley of R.R.#3 Bothwell. Loving grandmother of Brenda WRIGHT, Robert BLOOM, Cathy SMITH, Kim NETO, Carolyn VAN DER PAELT, Brian BUTLER, Karen ANDERSON, Trudy BUTLER, Jim HAWTHORNE Jr., Michael HAWTHORNE, Mark HAWTHORNE, and Rob HAWTHORNE. Sadly missed by 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by grand_sons Lyle DARK (1980,) Gary DARK (1987,) a sister Edna McGILLIVRAY (1999,) and brothers Leonard SINCLAIR (1939,) Walter SINCLAIR (1979) and James SINCLAIR (1998.) Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The Bloom family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Sunday June 8, 2008 from 12: 30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2: 30 p.m. with Rev. Annalee KERR of the Bothwell United Church officiating. Interment McLean Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Magnetic Resonance Imager Campaign or the Bothwell United Church. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. "A tree will be planted in memory of Lyda BLOOM in the Bladder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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BLOOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-29 published
WEINSTEIN, Percy
In a room filled with love, and his family close by, Percy passed away quietly and peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2008. Beloved husband of Myrna for 51 wonderful years. Adored father and father-in-law of Karen WEINSTEIN and Jason HANSON, and Deedee WEINSTEIN. Incredibly loved grandfather of Alexander, Lily, Harry, Molly, Russell, Riley, and Ian. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Seymour and Risa WEINSTEIN, Vera and the late Max WEINSTEIN, Faigie and the late Joe WEINSTEIN, Beenie ALTER, the late Tillie and Sam BLOOM, and Sonny and Rhoda WEINSTEIN. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton), for service on Wednesday, January 30th at 12: 00 noon. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. In loving memory of Percy, donations may be made to The Percy Weinstein Research Fund c/o The Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875 or to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation 416-946-6560.

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BLOOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-11 published
BLOOM, Philip " Phil" Henry
On Saturday, February 9, 2008 at North York General Hospital. Phil BLOOM beloved husband, best friend and partner of Ida for 58 years. Dear brother and brother-in-law Rita and the late Harold KORENBLUM, and the late Max, and Lillian LAUFMAN and William BLOOM. Devoted uncle to his many nephews and nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, and great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces and his circle of true Friends. Phil was the Chief Executive Officer of Manleigh Mens Apparel Limited for over 35 years. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, February 11th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 65 Spring Garden Avenue #510, from 2: 00 p.m. daily. Memorial donations may be made to the Philip Henry Bloom Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, or www.benjamins.ca.

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BLOOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
BLOOM, Kay
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BLOOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
BROOKS, Kay (formerly BLOOM)
Beloved wife of the late Jerry BROOKS and the late Joe BLOOM, beloved mother of Lynn (Dave) SHILMAN and Martin. Devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Treasured sister of Frances FOGLE and Molly Goldenberg LUTREN; in L.A. after a lengthy illness. Shiva in Toronto beginning Wednesday, March 19 at 4 p.m. Daily after 1 p.m. until Tuesday (25th) morning, 59 Admiral Road (north off Lowther, west of Bedford). Prayers 7 p.m.

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BLOOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
BLOOM, Lillian Evelyn
On April 22, 2008, at the age of 98. Miss BLOOM was born in Whitney, Ontario on November 9, 1909, the only child of Emily KOSMACK and William BLOOM. The family moved to Wainwright, Alberta in 1912, when the town was in its beginnings. Miss BLOOM was a graduate of Wainwright High School, the University of Alberta in arts and education, and the Toronto Conservatory of Music in piano forte. She began her career as a high school teacher in Canmore, Alberta, moving later to Athabasca, Alberta, and finally to her hometown where she taught for ten years. There she was active in the musical life of the United Church as organist and choir leader. In 1955, with her father, she moved to Newmarket, Ontario. In 1956 they came to Whitby, where Miss BLOOM taught at Henry Street High School until her retirement in 1975. Miss BLOOM spoke of teaching as "my whole life". Retirement was not easy. However she travelled widely, and of recent years enjoyed walking, gardening, reading, channel 17, and concert series in Toronto. According to her wishes, there will be no funeral. Her ashes will be interred in the family plot at Grace Lutheran Cemetery at Eganville, Ontario.

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BLOOMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
SIRSLY, Claude Eugene
It is with deep sadness that Claude's family announces his sudden death on Thursday, May 8, 2008 as a result of complications from surgery. Claude was 59 years of age, and was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Antoinette (FICHERA.) He leaves, in sorrow and bewilderment, his wife Christena (KEON,) his brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Carol-Ann (TETRAULT,) and his nieces, Francesca and Dominique. Claude was always close to his wife's family - his sister-in-law, Mary KEON and her partner Lewis McCALL his brothers-in-law, Jim KEON and his wife Kathleen (BAKTIS) and David KEON and his wife Jane (BLOOMER.) He enjoyed following the progress of his nieces and nephews by marriage: Jody and Holly KEON; David KEON Jr., his wife Linda and their children Kaitlyn and D.J.; Anne Marie and Jim NEMETT and their children, Laura and Liam; Kathleen and Joe ZOLDOS, and their son Michael Tim and Sheila KEON and their sons, Patrick and Benjamen. Claude was passionate about everything he undertook, but particularly focused his attention on the three 'C's': cooking - he was an exceptional cook and enjoyed entertaining Friends and family construction - he had a talent for creating solutions to complicated problems in the apartment and at the cottage in Magog; and Christena - he advised her on her career and life choices throughout their Friendship of 39 years and their marriage of 32 years. One day, we will be able to make sense of losing this insightful, kind and considerate husband and friend. We will keep the faith until that day. There will be visitation at the Centre Funeraire Cote-desNeiges, 4525 chemin de la Cote-des-Neiges, 1-888-3426565 on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 from 17: 00 to 21:00. The funeral will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 10: 30 at St. Patrick's Basilica, 460 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West. Should you wish, donations in Claude's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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BLOOMFIELD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-29 published
BURK/BURKE, Howard William (1928-2008)
Passed away April 21, 2008 at his home in Kitchener. Lovingly cared for in his final weeks by his children: Valerie (Rick) TURNER, Bonnie (Rod) DOUGHERTY, Laurie Burke (Gary) VERBAAS, Helena (Bob) CAMPBELL, Nancy BURK/BURKE (Ernie,) Vince and Charlie BURK/BURKE (Barbara.) Survived by his life friend, Blanche (HUBACHECK) BURK/BURKE, his siblings Vivian (Jerry) LAPENSEE, Gladys (Alex) MUISE, Eleta (Robert) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Mavis (Bill) HAMILTON, Kenneth (Betty,) Mary (Roger) PARENT, Stephen (Jackie), Ruth, Shirley (Robert) WALKER and Joan. Remembered with a smile as a one-of-a-kind grandpa by his thirteen grandchildren, Christopher, Steven (Niki), Shawna, Brett, Elizabeth, Cameron, Michael, Patrick, Nick, Lauren, Anna, Katie and Marshall. Pre-deceased by his infant daughter Leslie Ann (1963,) his parents William and Esther (CAMERON,) his brothers Edmond, Arthur (Bea), Harold, Ronald (Sheila) and his sister Dorothea (Stan) COLBRAN. The BURK/BURKE children thank Doctor BLOOMFIELD, Dr. KONTAKOS and Nurse Joan for their care and kindness to our dad. At Howard's request, there is no memorial service. Cremation has taken place.

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BLOOMFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-10 published
HARVEY, Pansy Florence Bridget "June" (née CROSS)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 8, 2008 at the Parkwood Hospital, London. Pansy (June) HARVEY formerly of Port Rowan in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late John HARVEY who predeceased her November 12, 1994. Loving mother of Lorraine and husband George BLOOMFIELD of R.R.#1 Nobel, Valerie and husband Tom DURSTON of R.R.#2 Mt. Elgin and Charlene and husband Kim BROWN of R.R.#3 Port Rowan. She is survived by her step-son Wayne MUTCH and wife Kay of R.R.#1 Woodstock and by her sister Shirley and husband Peter MORGAN of Purley, England. She was predeceased by her son Gary, brother Peter, sisters Betty and Eileen. Pansy served in the Royal Air Force during World War 2 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 379, Port Rowan. A past director of the Oxford Dorland Aires. Relatives and Friends may call at the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front Street, Port Rowan on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at the Port Rowan Mennonite Brethren Church on Friday April 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Pleasantview Cemetery, Curries. A Legion Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. under the Auspices of Port Rowan Legion Branch #374. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkwood Hospital Veterans Wing or Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.

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BLOOMFIELD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-09 published
KIRKHAM, Marjorie Irene (née BARRATT)
Peacefully on Wednesday January 2, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 84th year. Marjorie of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of Douglas for over 64 years. Loving mother of Sharon and her husband Monty BLOOMFIELD, the late Donald and his wife Lynn and Robert and his wife Anne. Cherished grandmother of Barbara and Michelle KIRKHAM and proud great-grandmother of Alyssa CONTE. Survived by brother Robert BARRATT and sisters Betty FERADAY and Jeanne SHOREY. The family wishes to thank the staff at the General and Marine Hospital and Doctor Michael LEWIN for their care of Marjorie and her family. Private family arrangements. Remembrances to the General and Marine Hospital Foundation or the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home -Wasaga Beach Chapel (705-429-8766).
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BLOOMFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-16 published
ARMSTRONG, Gwen
Of Amherstview, Ontario. Peacefully, after a long struggle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, at Kingston General Hospital, on Thursday, February 14, 2008. Gwen (née BLOOMFIELD,) loving wife of the late George ARMSTRONG (died 1991.) Dear mother of Joan ARMSTRONG (Mike JENKINS) and Elaine ARMSTRONG, both of Kingston. Dear sister of Alice WASHINGTON of Gravenhurst, Margaret EDWARDS of Toronto, and the late George BLOOMFIELD, Mabel BJERKNES and Bill BLOOMFIELD. Much loved aunt of many nieces and nephews. Longtime house mother to Queen's Medical students at Medical House, Kingston. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston, where Friends and family will be received Sunday 2-4 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Funeral Service in the chapel Tuesday, February 19 at 2: 45 p.m. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations be made to U.H.K.F. (University Hospital's Kingston Foundation) (to be directed to research), 366 King Street East, Suite 201, Kingston, Ontario K7K 6Y3.

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BLOOMFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
BROWN, Doris
On Friday, April 25, 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland. Doris BROWN, beloved wife of the late Harry Louis BROWN. Loving mother of Barbara KERBEL and David May, and the late David BROWN. Dear sister of Rita and Edward BLOOMFIELD. Devoted grandmother of Lauren KERBEL, and Lawrence and Andrew BROWN. Funeral service to take place in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday, April 28, 2008. Donations may be made to the Doris Brown Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, www.benjamins.ca

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BLOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-26 published
MEREDITH, James Maxwell
Peacefully on June 19, 2008 at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, Windsor, in his 91st year. Father to Robert and his wife Carol MEREDITH of London, Ontario, grandfather to Susan (David) FISH, Karen (Andrew) BLOTT, Heather (Christian LEMASSIF) MEREDITH, Robert (Kenzie) MEREDITH, great-grandfather of five. Jim will also be missed by his sister Madge SHIPSHEE of California, and brother Dr. Ray (Marion) MEREDITH of London. He was predeceased by brothers Eldon and Donald and sister Edith HARDACRE. Born July 7, 1917 in Sombra Township to Allan and Myrtle (KINCAID) MEREDITH, Jim sang in the Windsor Light Opera, was an avid pilot and master gardener, and had diverse interests from the environment to astronomy. He worked as a custom builder in Windsor. His memorial service will be held at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden, on Saturday June 28 with visitation at 1: 00 p.m., service at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Sherry THOMAS officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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