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BOOCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-21 published
BOOCOCK, Keith
Loving and endlessly supportive husband and father, passed away all too suddenly on the evening of June 18, 2008. His warmth and wit, devotion and tenderness, his prodigious knowledge and curiosity about so many subjects, from the British Empire to Star Trek to the minutia of accountancy, will be missed by all who knew him.
Dad leaves behind his wife Norma, with whom he shared thirty-five wonderful years, his children, Charles and Christine, his mother Mabel, of Bradford, England, and his sister Susan AULD (Bob AULD, of Reading, England). They and all Dad's family, Friends and colleagues, in Canada, Costa Rica, England and elsewhere, will find comfort in their memories of his gentle sense of humour, quiet steadiness, and unfailing dedication.
The family will hold a visitation Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street in Oakville. A mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday morning at 10 at St. Andrew's Parish Church, 47 Reynolds Street in Oakville. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the intensive care unit of Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

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BOOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-28 published
HAMMOND, June (BOOK)
At Oxford Regional Nursing Home, Ingersoll on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, June (BOOK) HAMMOND, of Ingersoll, in her 90th year. Wife of the late Keith HAMMOND (1976.) Dear mother of Dennis and his wife Sharyn of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Karyn and her husband Chris RANDALL of Ingersoll and Dean of London. Dear great-grandmother of Liam and Connor RANDALL. Predeceased by her brother Frank BOOK, her sister Alberta RUSSELL and her step-sister Ruth MOORE. Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll (519-425-1600) on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Rev. Jim CARR officiating. Spring interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford would be appreciated.

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BOOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
HODGSON, Mary Alexandra (formerly McEWEN, née COLLINS)
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, Mary Alexandra HODGSON passed in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husband Arthur HODGSON and her first husband James McEWEN. Loving mother of Carol SCHUTZBACH (Adam) of Strathroy, James McEWEN (Melva) of Brooks, Alberta, Pat ROCK (Bill) of Port Franks, Kathy ROBINSON (Allan) of Bright, and George HODGSON (Bobbi) of Strathroy. Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Dearly missed by her sister Nora BOOK. Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Flora COLLINS, her siblings Lillian HICKS, Ola GILES and Gord COLLINS and 1 grandchild. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Thursday March 27th from 7-9 p.m. with a Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service at 6: 30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment to follow in Nairn Cemetery. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Strathroy Hospital. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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BOOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
ARCHER, Keith
At London Health Sciences Centre University Campus on Thursday, May 1, 2008, Keith ARCHER, of Ingersoll, in his 75th year. son of Mary FORDHAM of Tavistock. Beloved husband of Phyllis (CARTER) ARCHER. Dear father of Ken of Ingersoll, David (Rita) of Ingersoll and Brit of London. Dear grandfather of Hayley. Brother of Sylvia and her husband Bob VANSANTEN of Ingersoll, Jim FORDHAM and his wife Doreen of Woodstock and Marilyn and her husband Vic FEENY of Waterloo. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one son Craig (1993,) one sister Geraldine LAWTON and one brother Frank BOOK. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church, Ingersoll on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 12 Noon. Rev. Bill MAYOROS officiating. Memorial donations to the Sunshine Foundation or Trinity United Church Foundation would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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BOOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
BOOK, Nora Jane Catherine (née COLLINS)
Peacefully surrounded by her family at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on May 7, 2008 Nora Jane Catherine BOOK (née COLLINS) in her 77th year. Beloved friend of Robert Crawford. Loving mother of Roy and Eileen, Dianne and Lou Gratton, Roberta and Horacio Rolica, Ruby and Rick Street and Rob and Wendy. Dear grandmother of Jackie and Laura BOOK; Mike, Chris and Randy GRATTON; Michael and Catie ROLICA; Erin BAKER; Jolene and Emily BOOK and 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Flora and Alec COLLINS, sisters Ola GILES, Lillian HICKS, Mary HODGSON and brother Gord COLLINS. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 9: 30 a.m. with Rev. Charles Seed officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. In memory of Nora, donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Nora.

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BOOKALAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
DAVIS, Arthur Raymond
Passed away February 29, 2008 at home with his loving wife, Anita PERSSON- DAVIS, by his side. Will be sadly missed by his wife and stepchildren Maria BOOKALAM (Bill) and Maria's children William and Holly MARLES, Douglas SIDDALL and his children Christopher and Justin, Leslie SIDDALL (Julia) and their children Matthew and Stephanie, and his brother Don (Lila), their children Robert (Debra), Ronald, Gary (Jennifer), sister June BESSEY (Jim), their children Kay (Peter MILLER) and Sharon. Predeceased by parents Harvey and Winifred and niece Karen. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Art's Life to take place March 15, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. in the chapel at The Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf, 1 Royal Parkside Drive, Barrie. In lieu of flowers donations to The Bob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf or the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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BOOKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
SPEVACK, Christine Elizabeth (née BOOKER)
Age 48, of New London Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, passed away on June 28, 2008 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. She was the wife of Perry A. SPEVACK, with whom she shared 13 years of marriage. Born in London, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of Christine "Teeny" (Jenkins) BOOKER of London, Ontario, Canada and the late Jim BOOKER. Christine worked for the Chester County Regional Educational System in the Intermediate Unit. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Jacob, and a daughter, Haley; two sisters, Lynne BOOKER of London, Ontario, Canada and Marie WOODARD and her husband Stanley of Virginia; a step brother, Richard BOOKER of London, Ontario, Canada; mother-in-law, Bernice (FEDERGREEN) SPEVACK of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; two brothers-in-law, Mark SPEVACK and his spouse Cindy and Neil SPEVACK and his wife Nancy, both of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and nieces, Jessica, Stephanie, and Nzingha, and nephew, Sean; and a great niece, Layla. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her father-in-law, Jack SPEVACK. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116), 250 W. State Street, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Family and Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Contributions in Christine's memory may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark, Delaware 19713. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecofuneralhomes.com.

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BOOKHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-11 published
MACK, Carolyn Frances (née HELWIG)
Carolyn MACK (née HELWIG) of Wiarton (formerly of Southampton) died peacefully at the Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Southampton, on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the age of 61 years. She will be sorrowfully missed by her husband Robert E. (Bob) MACK. Carolyn is survived by her sister Margaret (Peg) MacLEOD of Kandos, New South Wales, Australia, Winston (Bud) HELWIG and his wife Karen of Elmira, John and his wife Kathryn of Southampton, and Guy HELWIG and his partner Tracey BOOKHAM- SMITH of Southampton. She is also survived by her nieces Lisa MacLEOD and Kristen FITZGERALD in Australia; Cindy, Sherri, Kara and Kristy HELWIG in Ontario and nephew Ian MacLEOD in Botswana. She will also be missed by her eight great-nieces and nephews. Carolyn was highly regarded for her professionalism and leadership throughout her career as a registered nurse and social worker and was most admired for her personal devotion and care for her patients. She is remembered for the wisdom, humour and generous love she brought to every interaction. Friends may visit at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m., with the Rev. Margaret GREENHOW officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution for a permanent project in memory of Carolyn can be made to the Motz Family Foundation. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BOOKHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-12 published
MACK, Carolyn Frances (née HELWIG)
Carolyn MACK (née HELWIG) of Wiarton (formerly of Southampton) died peacefully at the Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Southampton, on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the age of 61 years. She will be sorrowfully missed by her husband Robert E. (Bob) MACK. Carolyn is survived by her sister Margaret (Peg) MacLEOD of Kandos, New South Wales, Australia, Winston (Bud) HELWIG and his wife Karen of Elmira, John and his wife Kathryn of Southampton, and Guy HELWIG and his partner Tracey BOOKHAM- SMITH of Southampton. She is also survived by her nieces Lisa MacLEOD and Kristen FITZGERALD in Australia; Cindy, Sherri, Kara and Kristy HELWIG in Ontario and nephew Ian MacLEOD in Botswana. Fondly remembered by Bob's children, Roberta SHORTREED of Elmira and her husband Jason, and Thom MACK of Wiarton and his partner Brenda GIBBINS and all the grandchildren. She will also be missed by her eight great-nieces and nephews. Carolyn was highly regarded for her professionalism and leadership throughout her career as a registered nurse and social worker and was most admired for her personal devotion and care for her patients. She is remembered for the wisdom, humour and generous love she brought to every interaction. Friends may visit at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m., with the Rev. Margaret GREENHOW officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution for a permanent project in memory of Carolyn can be made to the Motz Family Foundation. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BOOKHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-11 published
MACK, Carolyn Frances Carolyn (née HELWIG)
Of Wiarton (formerly of Southampton) died peacefully at the Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Southampton, on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the age of 61 years. She will be sorrowfully missed by her husband Robert E. (Bob) MACK. Carolyn is survived by her sister Margaret (Peg) MacLEOD of Kandos, New South Wales, Australia, Winston (Bud) HELWIG and his wife Karen of Elmira, John and his wife Kathryn of Southampton, and Guy HELWIG and his partner Tracey BOOKHAM- SMITH of Southampton. She is also survived by her nieces Lisa MacLEOD and Kristen FITZGERALD in Australia; Cindy, Sherri, Kara and Kristy HELWIG in Ontario; and nephew Ian MacLEOD in Botswana. She will also be missed by her eight great nieces and nephews. Carolyn was highly regarded for her professionalism and leadership throughout her career as a registered nurse and social worker and was most admired for her personal devotion and care for her patients. She is remembered for the wisdom, humour and generous love she brought to every interaction. Friends may visit at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m., with the Rev. Margaret GREENHOW officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution for a permanent project in memory of Carolyn can be made to the Motz Family Foundation. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BOON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-07-09 published
BELL, Lily (née REID)
Peacefully on Saturday June 28, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 94th year. Lily of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Wilfred. Loving mother of Carol (Bill RIDDLE,) Ruby (the late Charles MORRIS,) Sylvia BELL, David, the late Raymond and the late Derek. Cherished grandmother of Ian RIDDLE, Kenneth (Michele) RIDDLE, Geoffrey (Bertha) RIDDLE, Allan (Tracey) RIDDLE, Tracey (Maurice BOON), Shauna (Rob LEGROS), Marcus (Allison) BELL and Graig (Irene) BELL and great-grandrnother of 13. Predeceased' by her sister Iris HILL and her brothers Kenneth and Reggie REID. Lily was dedicated to her church and the Womens Missionary Society. She will be fondly remembered in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home - Stayner Chapel Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.. Funeral Service was held at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner on Monday June 30, 2008 at 2 o'clock. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Lily's family. For further information and to sign the on-line guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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BOORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
MCINNES/MCINNIS, John, Ed.D. (1927-2008)
On March 1st, after a short acute illness, John passed away peacefully with family members at his side, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto. John was a loving brother to Roberta (deceased husband Bob LEE,) loving uncle to Rosemary ELWOOD, Don ROUTLEY (Patricia GLEESON), Linda (John BOORE), Nancy (Dale DOIGE), loving great-uncle to Karen, Margaret, Erin, Jamie, Andrew, loving great-great uncle to Nathaniel, a respected colleague and a treasured friend. John was predeceased by sisters Etta (Clare ROUTLEY,) Mary (Wilf BYCE,) Lily MCINNES/MCINNIS, niece Carol ROUTLEY and great nephew Ryan DOIGE. John was born in Fort William, Ontario on August 26, 1927. He attended Hamilton Normal School and then taught school in Hamilton, Toronto and East York where he became a Reading Consultant and a Consultant for Gifted Children. From 1963-1967 John was the Principal at The Institute of Child Study, Research School, University of Toronto. He earned his Doctorate of Education from Columbia University in 1967 and was an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education from 1967 until 1985. John was an outstanding teacher and for over three decades he tirelessly championed innovative methods in literacy education for children. Since the late 1950's he was an author or co-author of more than 600 important resources for children and educators. John MCINNES/MCINNIS - teacher, author, innovator, mentor, lover of the Arts and animals, gardener, wonderful family member and generous friend - a gentle man. Cremation with private family funeral. A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held at The Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd, Toronto, at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th, 2008. Friends and professional colleagues are warmly invited to attend. Condolences and personal stories about John may be e-mailed to jackie.mcewan@nelson.com Please confirm your attendance at the celebration through above e-mail or by calling: 416 752-9531 ext 3389 or 1-800-914-7776 ext 3389

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BOOSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
WALDIE, Gordon Russell
Peacefully at Sprucedale Care Centre, on Thursday, May 29, 2008, Gordon Russell WALDIE passed in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Gertrude (LAIDLAW) WALDIE of Strathroy. Loving father of Elizabeth (Betty) and Rob FARRIS of North Bay, Don and Wendy WALDIE of London, Louise WALDIE of Toronto, John and Karen WALDIE of Whitby and Keith and Laurie WALDIE of Sarnia. Dear grandfather of Laura and David FARRIS; Rebecca WALDIE; Michael and Paul YASSA; Jennifer, Linda, Jonathan and Daniel WALDIE and Mark and Shawn WALDIE. Predeceased by his brothers Thomas and Robert and infant granddaughter Jennifer (Jenny) FARRIS. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. where the funeral service will take place on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steve BOOSE officiating. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Cremation to follow. In memory of Gordon, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Gordon.

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BOOSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
WALDIE, Gordon
The family of the late Gordon WALDIE sincerely thanks the relatives and Friends for their overwhelming support following the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. It was comforting to receive condolences of students and Friends from many years ago, as well as from cherished Friends of more recent times. They all have an important place in our lives and memories. Thank you to all who expressed their sympathy through cards, flowers, food and donations to charities. Thank you for the care and compassion shown to Gordon and me by the staffs at Watford Quality Care Centre and Sprucedale Care Centre. Thank you also to the Victorian Order of Nurses and Alzheimer Society for their help and support over the last few years. We don't realize how much they can do for us until we call on them in time of stress. They assist us in whatever way they can. Thank you to Rev. Steve BOOSE who ministered to our spiritual and emotional needs, to Mary and Martha Ladies, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church who gave us nourishment following the funeral, and to Denning Bros. Funeral Home staff who gave us support and direction in a difficult time. The WALDIE family.

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BOOTH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-24 published
BOOTH, Thelma (formerly ELLIS, née CARTER)
Age 91, of Toronto and Lion's Head, Ontario passed peacefully on May 14th, 2008 at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston. Predeceased by husbands Robert Charles ELLIS and Bronson BOOTH. Loving mother of Victoria MADISON and Gregory ELLIS (Susan,) fond grandmother of Brent, Courtney, Paige, Lindsay, and Hillary and dear sister of Elmeta DUNCAN (Norman.) A Memorial Service will be held at 45 Whippoorwill Rd, Lionshead, Ontario on Sunday, August 3rd, 2008.

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BOOTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-11 published
BOOTH, Patricia (née KYRNISKE)
Passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Sunday, June 8th, 2008, in her 94th year. Loving wife of the late Robert BOOTH. Dear mother to Robert and Richard (Cathy) BOOTH. A loving grandmother, she will be dearly missed by many other family and Friends. Many thanks to all those that cared for Patricia. At Patricia's request cremation has taken place privately. Arrangements entrusted to the Hill and Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 30 Nelson Street, (519) 752-2543. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. www.hillandrobinson.com

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BOOTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
BOOTH, Bea and Bob
Bea (June 1, 1927-June 4, 1988)
Bob (July 21, 1927-June 28, 2007)
Forever cherished and never forgotten together again. Miss you both, Love your family

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BOOTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-03 published
WARD, Anna Marsh (formerly NORRIS, née VAN NOSTRAND)
Nan was born May 14, 1923. She was the sixth of seven children to bless the van Nostrand home at 91 Delaware Ave., Toronto. Her passing was very peacefully on February 21, 2008, under the gentle care of Humber River Regional Hospital. Nan was a wonderfully colourful lady and will be dearly missed by many Friends and family members. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Frances (Keary) LINDSAY and her partner Richard Hugh YOUNG and her much loved granddaughter, Teanna Jayne LINDSAY. Nan was the beloved wife of the late Doctor Stanley NORRIS and will be remembered fondly by his son Peter Newton, his wife Elizabeth (Hilton) WARD and their sons Benjamen Norris and Charles Gordon WARD. Nan was predeceased by her loving parents John and Eleanor (WEDD) VAN NOSTRAND, sisters, Katherine STOCKWELL, Gretchen BOOTH, Ruth LILLICO, Helen WRIGHT, Mary KNOWLES and her brother John VAN NOSTRAND. A service will be held at Saint_John's York Mills Anglican Church, (416-225-6611) 19 Don Ridge Drive, Toronto at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Join us and bring a smile in remembrance of a wonderful soul. Please, as expressions of sympathy all donations may be made to your hospital of choice. At this time her daughter and family would like to express their deepest appreciation to all the devoted and caring nurses, doctors and staff of St. Hilda's Towers retirement residence.

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BOOTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-07 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, William Lindsay
(September 5, 1926-May 4, 2008)
William Lindsay LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Bill,) passed away peacefully, with family by his side on Sunday May 4th, 2008 at Saint Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, after a long struggle with Inclusion Body Myositis. Beloved husband and best friend of Barbara Ann LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH for over 55 years, loving and devoted father of Thomas B. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, his wife Carol of Stittsville, and granddaughters Victoria and Rebecca, daughter Lindsay A. LACKIE of Cambridge and grandchildren, Jeffrey, Virginia Kate and fiancé Rob BOOTH, Andrew and Ian, and daughter Kate D. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of Toronto. Favourite uncle to Stephen and A. Ryder (Sandy) KINSMAN of Montreal and Suzanne CARLAW of Midhurst. He was predeceased by his sister, Aubrey Ellen KINSMAN and great niece Victoria KINSMAN of Montreal. Growing up in Montreal he was an avid skier, golfer, squash player and all time 'Tinkerer' (he claimed he could 'fix' anything). He graduated from University of Toronto where he met Barbara. He worked for many years with Cabot Carbon of Canada, in Toronto and upon retiring, moved to Kitchener Waterloo. He was a dedicated volunteer at Community Care Access Centre and sat on many committees at Luther Village on the Park. The family would like to acknowledge the extraordinary kindness and professional care he received during his stay at Saint Mary's Hospital. At Bill's request, there will be a quiet immediate family only service, followed by visitation on Thursday May 8th, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. at Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo 519-745-8445. A celebration of his life will take place in Toronto near the end of May. Details will be posted in the Globe and Mail prior to. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Mary's Hospital or Sleeping Children Around the World.

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BOOTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-17 published
MacPHERSON, James (September 10, 1920-July 16, 2008)
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital's Veterans' Wing after a courageous battle with cancer. Devoted husband, father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 60 years Dorothy (BOOTH,) daughters Carol, Patricia (Peter BALL) and Barbara (Ed GULBINAS) and his granddaughter Charlotte. Loving brother to Isabelle MacPHERSON and Marilyn GEORGE (Stanley.) He was pre-deceased by his brothers Robert and Donald and his sister Elizabeth McCULLOUGH. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Peggy and Barbara and his brother-in-law John BOOTH (Jeanne.) He was a loving uncle to many nieces, nephews and their families. Jim devoted his working life to insurance as an underwriter and manager. He was an elder and trustee of Willowdale Presbyterian Church for many decades. The family is deeply grateful to all the staff for the thoughtful care he received while at Sunnybrook. Cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will take place on Saturday July 19 at 11 a.m. at Willowdale Presbyterian Church (38 Ellerslie Avenue, Toronto). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Evangel Hall (552 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, M5V 3W8) or the charity of your choice.

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BOOTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-24 published
She never remarried, never forgot her war-hero husband
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S8
Ottawa -- Martha COUGHLIN spent her entire adult life deeply in love with the same man, in both peace and war. Everyone thought Lieutenant-Commander Tony COUGHLIN and his wife were made for each other, but their happy marriage lasted only five years, cut short by his death at sea.
Still, her all-too-short marriage was so important to Mrs. COUGHLIN that she venerated it for six decades. In fact, she never married again, preferring to spend the rest of her life alone, cherishing the memory of her husband and his wartime valour. Lt. Cdr. COUGHLIN, known for his fighting spirit, was decorated for helping to sink a U-boat during the Second World War.
Mrs. COUGHLIN's inspiring story of love and devotion still tugs at the heartstrings 69 years after she married her handsome sailor on September 23, 1939, a bare two weeks after Canada declared war on Germany. They spent their honeymoon in New York but it was a short one, since Lt. Cdr. COUGHLIN was badly needed as the Royal Canadian Navy expanded dramatically into the Allies' third-biggest sea force.
After serving six months on convoy duty in the Atlantic as HMCS Assiniboine's gunnery officer, Lt. Cdr. COUGHLIN was seconded to HMS Resolution.
Meanwhile, Mrs. COUGHLIN worked in Ottawa for Metropolitan Life and hoped for the best. On May 26, 1943, her husband took command of HMCS Chilliwack.
On March 6, 1944, Chilliwack played a key role in the destruction of U-744. For almost 48 hours, the corvette was among several warships that stalked a German submarine in the North Atlantic. In the end, U-744 was forced to the surface with depth charges and then pounded into submission by gunnery. Lt. Cdr. COUGHLIN was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Seven months later, on October 19, 1944, Mrs. COUGHLIN's world fell apart when she lost her husband. The day before, a storm had almost washed Lt. Cdr. COUGHLIN overboard from his fourth ship of the war, HMCS Iroquois. Shipmates hauled him to safety, but his leg was fractured. He developed pneumonia and died at Because overseas travel was severely restricted during the war, Mrs. COUGHLIN was unable to attend her husband's burial at the Royal Navy base in Scapa Flow, Scotland. In tribute to their former captain, the crew of Chilliwack presented the ship's bell to Mrs. COUGHLIN. It hung proudly in her Ottawa home for the rest of her life.
Martha COUGHLIN grew up in Ottawa to a life of privilege. The grandniece of lumber baron J.R. BOOTH, she enjoyed a comfortable and carefree childhood during the 1920s.
When her mother died in 1931, her aunts took her under their wing and "continued to school Martha in the ways of a proper young lady as they had been raised in the 1880s. Martha went through life with very firm ideas about how men and women should behave. While she felt men were ideally suited for opening doors for women and fixing things throughout the house, she did not believe that women should be restricted in any way from pursuing whatever they chose to do," said her nephew, Roger DENT.
Mrs. COUGHLIN met her future husband in 1931, at the start of the Depression. Times were hard so the couple decided to settle for a long engagement until things improved.
During the six decades that followed the war, Mrs. COUGHLIN kept the memory of her dashing sailor in a special place in her heart. That didn't mean she stopped living - far from it. She built an active social life, attending parties, luncheons, and played bridge with her Friends, but she just wasn't interested in meeting another man, said her sister-in-law, Theresa DENT. " She did sometimes have an escort for a ball, but she was clear that she'd never remarry. She never removed her wedding band."
An optimist who loved life, Mrs. COUGHLIN graduated from Carleton College (now Carleton University) in 1954. She also spent a year in Paris, studying at the Sorbonne. In 1965, after retiring from Metropolitan Life, she taught typing and shorthand in Ottawa high schools until 1979, insisting on the same high standards she had learned 40 years earlier.
"Manners, posture and politeness were demanded of all students. Those daring enough to chew gum in class were forced to place it on their noses," said Mr. DENT.
An avid world traveller, Mrs. COUGHLIN first visited her husband's grave at Scapa Flow in 1951. She returned nine times, the last in 2000. Making more than 50 trips outside North America, she also went to New York and Halifax to revisit the familiar sights she'd shared so briefly with him.
Mrs. COUGHLIN liked rereading the hundreds of letters her husband wrote during their courtship and the war. On March 16, she suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. A family member fetched some photos of her husband so she could look at them one more time. It gave her great comfort.
Martha Hazel Dent COUGHLIN was born March 4, 1914, in Ottawa. She died May 2, 2008, in Ottawa of natural causes. She was 94. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

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BOOTHE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-07 published
Jennie Ellen McANSH
In loving memory of Jennie Ellen McANSH who passed away at Saint Luke's Place Nursing Home in Cambridge on Friday, April 25, 2008 in her 92nd year. Daughter of the late John and Sarah (McARTHUR) McANSH. Loving sister of Katharine FLEMING/FLEMMING and Clifford (Hazel) McANSH. Dear Aunt of Mary Ellen FLEMING/FLEMMING (Edman), Dale (Wendy) McANSH, Douglas (Lori) McANSH, niece Shirley McANSH- BOOTHE and a number of great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Roy, Earl and Arthur, sister-in-law Viva (GREENFIELD) McANSH, brother-in-law Claude FLEMING/FLEMMING and nephews Carole McANSH and Ivan (Jean) McANSH. Jennie was born in Billings Township on Manitoulin Island. She attended Billings Public School and Gore Bay High School. It was always her ambition to teach school so she followed through with this by attending North Bay Normal School (Teacher's College). In 1936 she began teaching at Pleasant Valley, then Long Bay and Sandfield schools on Manitoulin. In 1943 she moved to Windsor, Ontario and spent the rest of her long teaching career there until her retirement in about 1980. She taught Kindergarten at Begley School for ten years and during those years she also attended night school and summer school classes at Wayne State University in Detroit, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1956 and a Master of Education degree in 1959. Then she became a primary reading consultant for Essex County. Her next move was to the Windsor Teacher's College where she was a Master of Primary English courses. When the Teacher's College affiliated with the University of Windsor in 1970 Jennie became a Professor with the Faculty of Education, a position which she held until her retirement. During the years she also taught many night school and summer school courses in various locations between Toronto and Windsor. Her retirement years were spent in Toronto, Kelowna, BC and Cambridge. Cremation has taken place, arrangements made by Barthel Funeral Home in Cambridge. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Gore Bay, Ontario. Interment at Long Bay Cemetery.

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BOOTHE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-06-04 published
Jennie Ellen McANSH
In loving memory of Jennie Ellen McANSH who passed away Friday, April 25, 2008 in Cambridge, Ontario, in her 92nd year.
Daughter of the late John and Sarah (McARTHUR) McANSH.
Loving sister of Katharine FLEMING/FLEMMING and
Clifford (Hazel) McANSH. Dear aunt of Mary Ellen FLEMING/FLEMMING (Edman,) Dale (Wendy) McANSH, Douglas (Lori) McANSH, niece Shirley McANSH- BOOTHE and a number of great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Roy, Earl and Arthur, sister-in-law Viva (GREENFIELD) McANSH, brother-in-law Claude FLEMING/FLEMMING and nephews Carole McANSH and Ivan (Jean) McANSH.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Culgin Funeral Home, 3 McQuarrie Boulevard, Gore Bay, Ontario (705) 282-2270 on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment following in Long Bay Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BOOTLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
BOOTLE, Christopher John
Passed away suddenly, in Guelph, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Chris BOOTLE, 60 years of age, was the beloved husband and best friend of Janice (HUXLEY) BOOTLE. He was the dear son of John BOOTLE of Orillia and the late Rita (SMITH) BOOTLE. Chris was the loving brother of Caroline CLARKE and her husband Kent, the late Jackie BOOTLE, and Rhonda NEWELL. He was the dear son-in-law of Ross HUXLEY and the late Florence HUXLEY, brother-in-law of Marlene MacMURCHY and her husband Charlie, Brenda WHITE/WHYTE, and Lyn HUXLEY and his wife Kathy. Chris will be sadly missed by his uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and by his special Friends Ted and Anne McDonald and family. Resting at Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, where the family will receive Friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 12: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Pet Trust, Alumni House, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 would be appreciated by the family (cards are available at the funeral home 519-821-5077 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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