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FONES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-30 published
FONES, Eileen Dorothy (November 27, 1929-May 30, 2006)
To know her was to love her Both for family and friend; And the sweetness of her memory, Time can neither dim nor end. Always remembered, forever loved by Lynda, Gordon and family.

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FONGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-21 published
CASE, Lorne Oscar
Passed away at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville, with his family by his side, on Sunday, May 18, 2008 in his 52nd year. Loving friend and fiance of Carolyn BOREHAM. Most beloved father of Shannon CASE and Byron TOPP, Crystal and Barry LEWIS, and Lacey and Dreshad CULVER. Cherished and teasing grampa of Hope and Braidon. Dearest and most loved son of Jean HAILSTONE. Dearly loved brother of Mary Anne and George SKINNER, Shirley GREGORY and Ruth and Mike HUSTON. Predeceased by his father Levi (Pat) CASE (1966,) brother-in-law Fred FONGER (1970,) sister Donna GREGSON (2002,) step-father Glenn MILLS (2002) and brother-in-law Paul GREGORY (1999.) Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday, May 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Friday, May 23 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kathy FRASER officiating. Interment to follow in Appin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or your charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Lorne.

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FONSECA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
An $8,000 bill to pay before he rests in peace
Neither landlady nor man's family can afford to send body home
By Anthony REINHART, Page A1
Toronto -- After working each day to build houses he couldn't afford, Alvaro Vargas FONSECA would lay his body down in a small, rented room in Toronto.
Today, Mr. FONSECA's corpse lies at a west-end funeral home, in a lonely state of limbo, where it will stay until someone pays $8,000 to send it home to Costa Rica.
Mr. FONSECA, 38, was among the estimated 20,000 illegal immigrants working in greater Toronto's construction industry when a heart attack felled him on a Mississauga job site on February 25.
With no loved ones in Canada to claim him, it fell to his landlady, Cristina CARBALLO, to have his body taken to a funeral home while she conferred by telephone with his distraught relatives in the Central American country.
Trouble is, neither Ms. CARBALLO nor Mr. FONSECA's family can afford the $8,000 cost to send his remains home.
The situation is particularly distressing to Ms. CARBALLO, who now finds herself on a financial hook for a second time for trying to do right by Mr. FONSECA.
The first time was in July of 2006, when she borrowed $2,000 in cash and put up $6,000 against the value of her modest Toronto home to bail Mr. FONSECA out of immigration detention, where he was awaiting deportation. She had never met him, but had learned of his plight though her brother, an acquaintance.
Upon Mr. FONSECA's release, Ms. CARBALLO rented him a room in her basement for $400 a month, while he worked as a framer and chipped away at the paperwork to obtain legal status.
Since Mr. FONSECA's death 10 days ago, she has asked Citizenship and Immigration Canada to return the $2,000 in bail money so that she can apply it to the cost of shipping his remains, but was told she must first provide a death certificate - then wait, possibly months - for her request to wind through the bureaucracy.
"I just want to help," said Ms. CARBALLO, 45, who came legally to Canada from El Salvador 20 years ago and now runs her own beauty salon. A single mother of three, she sympathized with Mr. FONSECA, who was sending money home to his three children.
His co-workers at a Brampton-based contracting firm have set up a fund in hopes of covering the body transport costs, to which Local 183 of the Labourers' International Union of North America has made a "substantial donation," Michael O'BRIEN, a union official, said yesterday.
Roger NAIR, a customer and friend of Ms. CARBALLO, has also come to her aid. Mr. NAIR, who runs a film production company and, by coincidence, is working on a project about the hidden lives of refugees in Toronto, has arranged for a lawyer to make inquiries with the immigration department, free of charge, on her behalf.
A Citizenship and Immigration department spokesman, citing privacy rules, declined to comment on Mr. FONSECA's case.
Beyond the specifics of government policy, Mr. NAIR finds sad irony in what he sees as a lack of official concern for the fate of the dead man's remains, or for Ms. CARBALLO, whose only motive was to help another human being.
"The Canadian government would have stepped up to the plate to deport this guy in two seconds, and sent him back and paid for his flight," Mr. NAIR said. "Now the guy is dead, so what are we doing? Are we just going to leave him to rot?"
Ms. CARBALLO, who could have walked away but chose not to, is "actually getting penalized for helping someone."
As for Canada, Mr. NAIR struggled with disquieting thoughts about a country that so often fancies itself a paragon of decency in a cold world.
"I take it that we have become so uncompassionate about people around us," he said. "We don't see that everybody's got a life, and they have a family, and we can't see beyond our noses.
"We're a well-to-do country. I don't think it's right."

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FONTAINE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-01 published
PATTERSON, John Carmen
Passed away peacefully at home Strathroy on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in his 65th year. son of Helen THYNNE and the late Clarence PATTERSON. Beloved husband of Judy (OSBORNE.) Loving father of Jackie PATTERSON, Leslie LAWRENCE (Trevor) and Joey PATTERSON. Loving Papa of Brooke, Bryson and Morgan PATTERSON and Michael LAWRENCE. Survived by brother Bob Patterson (Donna,) brother-in-law Joe OSBORNE (Carol) and sister-in-law Jill OSBORNE. Visitation will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, (264 Princess Street, Strathroy) on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. with a Memorial Service following at 3 p.m. with Doctor Ed FONTAINE and Pastor Roger GAST officiating. In memory of Carmen donations may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 12: 30 p.m. from the church. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy entrusted with arrangements 519-245-1023. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Carmen.

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FONTAINE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-09 published
GOSS, Albert John Thomas
Peacefully following a long battle with lung disease on Wednesday January 2, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 72nd year. Tom of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Georgetown, beloved husband of Bev for over 50 years. Loving father of Phillip and his wife Janet, Karen and her husband Fred McDONALD, Linda GOSS and her husband André FONTAINE and Lorraine GOSS and her boyfriend Ryan CARNEY. Dear Gramps of Freddy, Stanley, Patrick, Matthew and Julie. Dear son of Doris and the late Bert GOSS. Brother of Doug and his partner Doreen WILSON, Larry and his wife Sylvia KING, Carol and her late husband John MARTIN and Janice GOSS and her partner John DENOTTBECK. Tom will be missed by Bev's siblings Fran O'DONOHOE, Paul, David, Peter and Stephen ENGLAND and their families, by Bev's Aunt and Uncle Betty and Nelson READER and their family and by his nieces, nephews and many good Friends. Tom was retired from Air Canada and was an active member of the Wasaga Beach Men's Probus and Woodworker's Club. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach (E. Of Zoo Park) (705-429-8766) from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Saturday January 5, 2008 at 11 o'clock. Spring Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Remembrances to The Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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FONTE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-23 published
BYE, Jean Marjorie (née GRUNSELL)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on her mother's birthday Friday February 22, 2008. In her 92nd year, Jean Marjorie BYE (née GRUNSELL,) beloved wife of the late Lester J. BYE. Loving mother of John BYE and his late wife Barbara, Mary and her husband John COLLIER and Kathryn and her husband Martin ROACH. Loving grandmother of Melissa BYE, Amy and her husband Lenny FONTE, Sarah COLLIER and James WOOD, and Martha COLLIER. Loved great-grandmother of Anthony and Haly. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three sisters Alma (Mrs. John BUIE,) Dorothy and Irene GRUNSELL. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday February 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Trinity United Church, Annan on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Hugh McDONALD officiating. Spring interment in Annan Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or to Trinity United Church, Annan would be appreciated by the family.

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FONTE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-29 published
BYE, Jean Marjorie (née GRUNSELL)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on her mother's birthday Friday, February 22, 2008. In her 92nd year, Jean Marjorie BYE (née GRUNSELL,) beloved wife of the late Lester J. BYE. Loving mother of John BYE and his late wife Barbara, Mary and her husband John COLLIER and Kathryn and her husband Martin ROACH. Loving grandmother of Melissa BYE, Amy and her husband Lenny FONTE, Sarah COLLIER and James WOOD, and Martha COLLIER. Loved great-grandmother of Anthony and Haly. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three sisters Alma (Mrs. John BUIE), Dorothy and Irene GRUNSELL. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday February 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Trinity United Church, Annan on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Hugh McDONALD officiating. Spring interment in Annan Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or to Trinity United Church, Annan would be appreciated by the family.

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