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DUDDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-17 published
BRISLEY, Kathrine Elizabeth " Kay" (née ANDERSON)
A resident of Chatham, Kay BRISLEY died on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Windsor Metropolitan Hospital, at the age of 88. Born in Howard Township to the late Arthur and Ethel (DUDDY) ANDERSON. Beloved wife of the late Gordon 'Gord' BRISLEY (2006.) Loving mother of Bonnie and her husband Brad BROWN of Port Stanley, Bette and her husband Patrick CATTON of Amherstburg, and Janice and her husband Richard LESCHYSHYN of Corunna. Kay will be missed by her grandchildren Heather BROWN and Phil, Kevin BROWN and wife Kerrin, Jessica CATTON and Chad, Ryan CATTON and Karen, Josh LESCHYSHYN, and Warren LESCHYSHYN. She is survived by her siblings Douglas and his wife Shirley ANDERSON, Larry and his wife Glenda ANDERSON, all of Howard Township, Gordon and his wife Joan ANDERSON of Chatham, Miriam SECORD of Merlin, and Dorothy and her husband Raymond BERRY of Detroit, Michigan. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by her brother William (Bill) and his wife Ruth ANDERSON. Kay Graduated from PGH Nursing in 1942 and was a past president of the PGH Nursing Alumni. Kay and her husband Gord were both charter members of Sprucedale United Church. She was also a past president of the United Church Women, and she most recently became a member of the St. Andrew's Residence Auxiliary. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. A Funeral Service for Kay will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. from the Funeral Home, with Pastor Pat MILIKEN officiating. Private family interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations made in Kay's memory to the Foundation of the Chatham Kent Health Alliance- Palliative Care Unit, St. Andrew's Residence, or the Canadian Cancer Society are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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DUDECK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
Double shooting shakes gun-weary Toronto
Two 25-year-old men killed downtown; carjacking suspected
By Timothy APPLEBY and Jamie KOMARNICKI with reports from Sarah BOESVELD and Matthew CAMPBELL, Page A1
Toronto -- It was just after midnight yesterday when Alan DUDECK's cellphone rang, bearing the worst tidings a parent could hear: His son, Oliver MARTIN, and his son's lifelong friend Dylan ELLIS had just been shot.
The two young men had been heading home from a friend's apartment after watching a basketball game, and the frantic call came from a close friend of Mr. MARTIN.
"He said, 'Get down to St. Mike's [hospital] right away,' Mr. DUDECK recounted.
Mr. MARTIN worked for a prestigious investment firm. Mr. ELLIS was a photographer. Both were 25, with university degrees. And both, it seemed, had a shining future. Instead, both perished in an apparently random hail of bullets, leaving their families in shock.
"Pretty rough, pretty rough," Mr. DUDECK said.
Even in a city where gun killings have become familiar - yesterday's shootings bring Toronto's homicide count for the year to 25 - the double slaying, perhaps the result of an abortive carjacking, was unusual.
As police struggled to reconstruct the events west of the city's entertainment district, Detective Sergeant Gary GIROUX of the homicide squad stressed that from all appearances, neither Mr. ELLIS nor Mr. MARTIN was involved in crime.
"Both young men were loved by their families, they have a great deal of support, and as you can imagine, both families are devastated," he said.
"These two victims were not at all known - I repeat, not at all known - to the Toronto police or any police agency in Canada." The only police record of either stems from when one of them lost his passport about five years ago, another homicide investigator said.
A 911 call came in at 12: 08 a.m. yesterday to the 14 Division police station.
Mr. ELLIS and Mr. MARTIN were found in the front seat of a Range Rover that belongs to Mr. ELLIS's stepfather, outside a friend's condo where they had been watching a basketball game on television. Both were wearing seat belts and the car's engine was running, police said.
Despite paramedics' efforts, both were pronounced dead on arrival at Saint Michael's Hospital.
In the back seat of the Range Rover was a female friend who survived the attack and who is the homicide squad's key witness.
"It may well be the shooter didn't see her and that's why she's alive," Mr. DUDECK said. "We don't know."
All three had been watching the Boston Celtics pull off a comeback win against the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association playoffs.
For several hours, the car was parked outside the condo, and the three departed at around midnight. They briefly returned for what Det. Sgt. GIROUX described as "a very innocent reason&hellip they were expecting someone to come out for a very brief moment."
Instead, they were accosted by the gunman.
"I'd say the shooting took place within seconds," Det. Sgt. GIROUX said. "He may have only been targeting the males in the front seat, but they were certainly in my opinion targeted."
Multiple shots were fired - at least eight, judging by shell-casing markers on the street yesterday - killing the two young men and damaging the interior of the Range Rover.
After speaking to the traumatized young woman, Det. Sgt. GIROUX said the shootings may have been part of an abortive car jacking, and that - for reasons he did not divulge - the killer appeared familiar with the area.
"We're certainly alive to the fact that this was a very expensive, high-end vehicle and I'm looking at it as a marketable thing to steal."
Another police source suggested the violence could have erupted from something as simple as an exchange of angry words.
One witness report said a young black male in a white shirt was seen fleeing the crime scene on a bicycle. Another offered a similar description, but said the man sped away in a blue car.
Under scrutiny, meanwhile, was an array of closed-circuit video footage from buildings near the crime scene.
A friend of the victims who was at Thursday night's gathering said she and other attendees were traumatized by the shooting.
Police swiftly cordoned off the area with yellow tape, and yesterday afternoon, the Range Rover was still being examined by forensic experts.
The car was parked immediately outside 798 Richmond St. West, an upscale, five-year-old rental high-rise, surrounded by townhouses. The area comprises a mix of new money and old, a few blocks west of the downtown entertainment district.
Just metres north is a vibrant section of Queen Street West, and on all sides are older brick homes, some of Victorian vintage.
"There's a sense of community; my house has been broken into, but I do usually feel safe walking along the streets late at night," said long-time resident Maria BARABASH, who lives a block east of the crime scene on Richmond Street.
"But this is a little bit too close to home."
So too for the families of the victims.
About 30 people gathered on the lawn of Mr. ELLIS's parents' home in the upscale Rosedale neighbourhood. Some hugged, while others stood around or sat on the lawn in shock.
Tears in his eyes, a young man demanded that reporters respect the family's privacy and leave the street and its million-dollar homes and expensive cars.
Lauren WILKINS, a friend of Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS, said yesterday the two men were "just wonderful people."
A few blocks away at Mr. OLIVER's home, family members from the East Coast began filtering into the big, ivy-clad brick house, hugging and exchanging condolences.
Mr. MARTIN lived downtown in a house he shared with his sisters.
He graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. He joined Russell Investments Canada last year and quickly made his mark as a friendly young man poised to take the financial world by storm, said company president Irshaad AHMAD.
"He was the person walking around the office always making Friends. He just made a really tremendous impact."
Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS had known each other since they were in Grade 1 in Toronto's Brown Junior Public School.
From Toronto, the pair headed for Quebec - Mr. MARTIN attending Concordia University while Mr. ELLIS pursued his passion for photography at Dawson College.
Mr. ELLIS was a thoughtful photographer with an eye for detail, his former mentor said.
"His style was a bit more urban, a bit more shadowy," recalled Laurel Breidon, co-ordinator of the college's commercial photography program.
"Not the bright, clean, happy stuff - a little funky, had a little edge to it."
Mourners set up a candle-lit shrine last night outside the building where Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS were shot. About 20 bouquets of flowers had been laid against the wall and three candles illuminated a sign taped to the building that reads "May you rest in peace Dylan and Oliver."

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DUDECK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-16 published
MARTIN, Richard Burns Oliver
(June 30, 1982-June 12, 2008)
Oliver MARTIN A beautiful soul in a flourishing and contributing young man was tragically extinguished on the night of June 12, 2008. Born and raised in central Toronto, Oliver leaves Susan, the loving mother of her 'baby boy', his cherished sisters Georgina, Sydney and Ally, step-father Alan DUDECK, father Richard MARTIN in Nova Scotia and many saddened family members and Friends in Toronto and Prince Edward Island, including his grandmother Olave MacDONALD in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Oliver's character was a composite of caring for others, maintaining life-long Friendships and family connections, and an enthusiastic energy in his developing career. He was determined to make the most of what life can yield when effort is expended, whether in the office, a social context or on the sports field. Oliver followed his high school studies with a B.Comm. from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal. He was subsequently employed in the financial services sector, for the past year as an Associate at Russell Investments and was pursuing his Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. A Memorial Service will be held at 1: 30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 in the Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. The family will be establishing a fitting use of funds in Oliver's name. Information about contributions to honour him to follow. Flowers gratefully declined. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com 'sleep little darling, do not cry and I will sing a lullaby'

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DUDECK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-20 published
Shooting victim loved to laugh
Mourners packing church hear of young investment banker's humour, perseverance
By Sarah BOESVELD, Page A16
One week after she witnessed the slaying of Oliver MARTIN and Dylan ELLIS outside a friend's condominium, Mr. MARTIN's girlfriend attended his memorial service at Rosedale Presbyterian Church yesterday in a flood of tears.
She was the backseat passenger in the Mr. ELLIS's Range Rover, the two young men in the front, when someone came by the vehicle at 12: 08 a.m. last Friday and fired the fatal shots.
Investigators released two YouTube videos yesterday asking anyone with tips to come forward. One of the videos features the notes, flowers and photos left outside the condo at Richmond and Niagara Streets. In the other, lead investigator Toronto police Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux appeals to the public for help solving the slayings. Propped up by a friend, Mr. MARTIN's girlfriend sobbed as she left the sanctuary, walking past the people who had meant the world to him.
The church was packed with about 200 mourners and just as many were standing on the damp lawn outside where they could hear the service over loudspeakers. There were stories celebrating Mr. MARTIN's dry wit, mischievous nature and devotion to his Friends and family.
It was a scene much like Mr. ELLIS's memorial service on Wednesday.
The crowd laughed through their tears as Mr. MARTIN's family and a pack of about six of his Friends, simply dubbed "the boys," shared stories.
Mr. MARTIN's mother and stepfather, Susan and Alan DUDECK, sat in the front pews among members of their extended family, many of whom had arrived from the East Coast. His father, Richard MARTIN, also attended.
Oliver MARTIN's three older sisters, each introducing herself as his favourite, took turns sharing memories of their brother. One of the sisters, Ally, said he was naturally lucky, winning small lotteries and scooping up poker chips at weekly tournaments with Friends.
"But Oliver didn't believe in luck, he believed in perseverance," she said, choking over her words.
She mentioned Mr. MARTIN's lifelong struggle with anxiety and dyslexia and how he overcame them and graduated from university. He finished a chartered financial analyst exam little more than a week before he was killed.
She called him a natural philosopher who often pondered life's big questions. He was also passionate about his career as an investment banker and about partying with his many pals.
"Nobody was able to converse and tell stories the way he did," one friend said. "He created a brotherhood amongst his Friends."
Jordan PELOSI looked over the tearful crowd as he spoke about his friend.
"In truth we're going about this all wrong. Oliver loved to laugh. He loved life, with that beautiful smile and that beautiful spirit. And most of all, he loved all of us," he said.
"And I'll tell you, if he was here right now to see all this sadness, he would walk down each and every aisle and give each and every one of us a bitch slap, possibly followed by some name calling just to set us straight."
Rev. William MacLELLAN comforted mourners as he read a passage from the Bible traditionally reserved for weddings "Love is patient. Love is kind. …"
Mr. MARTIN's eldest sister, Georgie, said he would have wanted everyone to continue onward and keep his spirit in their hearts.
"I don't feel like he's gone. He's with me in every step I take. I will continue to push forward; I will keep you in my memories always."
The family has created the Oliver Martin Memorial Trust Fund and encourages donations to any branch of TD Canada Trust to transit number 1967 and account number 5003122.
They also sent out a message thanking the public for its condolences and support: "During this tragedy, our experience has been that the City of Toronto is a place of good."

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DUDEK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-02 published
DUDEK, Bruno
In loving memory of Bruno DUDEK, who passed away 25 years ago, June 2, 1983. Always remembered, Never forgotten Lovingly remembered by wife Juanita and family.

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DUDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
DUDER, Joyce Mary
Peacefully at home on January 31, 2008 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Edward, dear mother of Gillian HUNTLEY (the late Merv,) Louise WRIGHT (Rodger) and Michael DUDER (Joan.) Loving grandmother of Ted WRIGHT, Sarah Wright LEONARD, Rob HUNTLEY and Nicholas, Michelle and Julia DUDER. A private memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Humphrey Funeral Home is overseeing the arrangements.

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DUDLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
GRINEAGE, Wallace MacPherson
Age 72 a resident of Pincher Creek, Alberta passed away at his residence on February 24, 2008. He was born in Chatham Township son of the late Walter and Levitta (DUDLEY) GRINEAGE. The funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden (519-683-4343) are incomplete at this time and will be announced in this newspaper at a later date. See our website www.deburgerfuneralhome.com for updates. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to First Regular Baptist Church and left at the funeral home

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DUDLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-29 published
GRINEAGE, Wallace MacPherson
Age 72 a resident of Pincher Creek, Alberta passed away at his residence on February 24, 2008. He was born in Chatham Township son of the late Walter and Levitta (DUDLEY) GRINEAGE. Dear father of Ingrid WOODS of Bellville, Michigan, Michele and Blake HANDSOR of Chatham, Marlene POWELL of Golden, British Columbia, Micheal and Karen GRINEAGE of London, Melinda BUTCHER of Chatham, Mark and Lori GRINEAGE of Pincher Creek, Alberta. Dear grandfather of Denisha and Isaiah WOODS, Mathew and Aaron HANDSOR, Dayne POWELL, Tyner GRINEAGE and Keely NIXON, Jalen BUTCHER, Morgan, Dakota and Michael GRINEAGE. Also survived by sister Mavis SCOTT of Chatham Township, brother Winston and Carol GRINEAGE of Chatham Twp. brother-in-law Lawrence HANDSOR of Dover Twp. Aunts Flo GREER/GRIER and Minniebelle COLBERT of Detroit, and Donna DUDLEY of Chatham, step-children Ken and Leanne CARSON, Virginia DESORMEAU. Step-grandchildren Mackenzie, Mikaela CARSON, Cameron, Jarett and Jillian DESORMEAU. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. He is predeceased by a sister Melba HANDSOR and brother-in-law Dennis SCOTT. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Sunday 7-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Monday March 3, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Albert LAMBKIN officiating. Interment of cremains in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to First Regular Baptist Church, Dresden and left at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be made on our website: www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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