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GIRARDIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
HORNSBY, Mary " Bernice" (née SCHWEYER)
Peacefully, at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Tillsonburg, on Monday, May 26, 2008 with her family at her bedside, Mary "Bernice" HORNSBY of Tillsonburg age 84 years. Beloved wife of the late James HORNSBY. Dear mother of Ronald (Sharon) HORNSBY of Toronto; Robert (Joyce SHORT) HORNSBY of Huntsville; Brenda (John) RIBICH of Sunderland Glen HORNSBY of Dryden; Janet BROWN of Tillsonburg. Dear sister of Irene FITCH of Woodstock; Blanche GLOVER of North Carolina Ethel "Mae" PALMER of Tillsonburg; Eleanor (Robert) GIRARDIN of Saint Thomas; Douglas SCHWETER of Tillsonburg; Gordon (Terry) SCHWETER of London. Loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Also, survived by her sister-in-law Ruby SCHWEYER of Tillsonburg. Bernice was predeceased by her brother John "Mansell" SCHWEYER, sister Helen HARRIS, brother-in-law Terry SCHWEYER, and her parents Oscar and Ethel (nee: McDONALD) SCHWEYER. The family welcome Friends, family, and neighbours to visit with them at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Friday, May 30, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Bernice will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Father Bill WARD of Saint_John's Anglican church, Tillsonburg officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery where Bernice will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband James. At Bernice request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Lung Association, or the Parkinson's Association. Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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GIRGIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-18 published
JANIK, Cezaria " Czarusia"
Died peacefully at home on Monday, June 16, 2008 at the age of 82. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Jan (Zbyszek). Loving mother of Teresa and her husband Steven, and Andrew and his wife Colleen. Beloved grandmother (Babcia) of Claire, Mickie, Aaron, Matthew and Laura, and sister of Regina OLSZEWSKI and family in Poland. Always thinking of others before herself, she was a dedicated Registered Nurse and hardworking volunteer in her parish and Polish community. We will all miss her positive attitude and relentless drive to make people happy. Our heartfelt thanks to Doctors M. GIRGIS, A. KIRSHEN and J. DOWNAR and her many caregivers. Friends may visit at R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street at Goulding, south of Steeles) Wed., June 18, 2008 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. prayers at 7: 15 p.m. Funeral Mass on Thurs., June 19 at 10: 30 a.m. Blessed Trinity R.C. Church (3220 Bayview Ave., north of Finch) followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care or The Adam Mickiewicz Foundation in Canada. Condolences www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane (416) 221-1159

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GIRLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
SHEPPARD, Inez Willine
Born September 14, 1913-Died February 16, 2008.
Retired teacher at Watford High School. Late of Kingsville, Ontario. Daughter of the late Luvia and James SHEPPARD. Sister of Myrtle and husband Byron BROADWELL (Sr.,) and the late Wilbur SHEPPARD and aunt of the late Byron BROADWELL Jr. and Inez BROADWELL. Great aunt of Mary Ellen and Cory DEMERIS; Nancy and Scott SHEPPARD Tom and Liz BROADWELL; Ben BROADWELL; Joel BROADWELL; Beth BROADWELL and Darren DICKSON/DIXON; David and Jodi BROADWELL. Great-great-aunt of Jonathan DEMERIS and wife Lesley; B.J. FORD; Sarah SHEPPARD, Hope and Hailey BROADWELL; Kristen and Katie BROADWELL. With respect for Ms. SHEPPARD's wishes, cremation has taken place in Windsor and there will be no visitation. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S., Kingsville on Thursday, February 21st at 3 p.m. Rev. Bryan GIRLING officiating. Interment of ashes in Hillview Cemetery in Woodstock, Ontario If desired, donations to the Church of Epiphany, Kingsville or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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GIRNYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
KISKUNAS, Teresa
With her family at her side on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at the Toronto Grace Hospital. Beloved wife of Jurgis. Cherished mother of Dale and her husband Normand JANELLE, Vidas and his wife Christina and Rasa and her husband Victor SEVERINO. Proud grandmother of David and his wife Sara, Paul, Mark and Mathew; Lina, Tomas and Michael; Alexandra and Victoria. Dear sister of Neda GIRNYS and Frank STANKEVICIUS. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel 2357 Bloor Street W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Rosary prayers 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Resurrection, 1 Resurrection Road, Toronto on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 10 a.m. Interment Saint_John's Lithuanian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Grace Hospital, Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.

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GIRODAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-03 published
McWILLIAM, Rev. Dr. Joanne E., M.A., PH.D., D.D.
Professor Emerita, the University of Toronto and Trinity College, Toronto, born December 10, 1928, died of cancer, nine years after the first diagnosis, on July 1, 2008. Cherished wife of C. Peter SLATER and beloved mother of Leslie GIRODAY (Philip,) Elizabeth DEWART (George McLAUCHLAN), Sean DEWART (Lori NEWTON), Gonzalo DUARTE, and grandmother of Gabrielle, Genevieve, James, Christopher, Alison, Karen, Geoffrey, Nora, George, Anne Marie, Joanna and Marc Francis. Fondly remembered stepmother of Lynne SLATER (Robert ARPIN), Ruth SLATER (Jim VIVIAN) and Claire SLATER (Ken RIDLEY). Joanne was the first woman to earn a doctorate in theology from Saint Michael's College, the first ordained woman to be tenured on the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College, and the first woman holder of the chair in dogmatic theology at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, U.S.A., in New York. She served terms as Chair of the Department for the Study of Religion in the University of Toronto and as president of the American Theological Society, the Canadian Theological Society and the Canadian Society for Patristic Studies. A longtime director of Advanced Degree Studies for the Toronto School of Theology, she was an internationally acknowledged expert on the theology of Saint Augustine, and always very highly rated as a teacher by generations of students in both arts and theology and by her family. Ordained in 1988, she was, with her husband, an honorary assistant at Christ Church Deer Park. She loved her books, her dogs, and her garden. The family wishes to thank Doctor Amrit OZA and staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital and those from the Mount Sinai Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and related services, who made it possible for her to die at home. Visitation will be at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge Street) on Sunday, July 6 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street (at Heath Street) on Monday, July 7 at 11 a.m. with reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Donations in her memory may be made to Médecins Sans Frontières or Street Haven.

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GIRODAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-16 published
Academic became a religious triple threat
Denied the voice she sought in Catholicism, she converted, then mentored hundreds of other women
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Joanne McWILLIAM felt she was outside her beloved church, looking in. Faced with the lifelong prospect of being denied the voice and role she sought in Roman Catholicism, she found an alternate route. She became an Anglican and a priest.
A religious pioneer and predictor of change who mentored and encouraged hundreds of women in academia and the priesthood, Dr. McWILLIAM tallied several milestones: She was the first woman to earn a doctorate in theology from the University of Toronto's Saint Michael's College; the first ordained woman to receive tenure on the divinity faculty at U of T's Trinity College; and the first Canadian woman elected president of the American Theological Society.
She was recalled as a warm, self-effacing woman, but serious about many things: teaching, her church and advancing the cause of women, both in her field and beyond. Her son, Gonzalo DUARTE, recalled a T-shirt his mother bought him in 1977 bearing the words: "Men of quality are not threatened by women for equality." It was a message she carried and heeded throughout her life.
Dr. McWILLIAM was a kind of religious triple threat. As a trained philosopher, theologian and priest, she had a wide knowledge of secular thought, of Christianity (especially its early development) and of what it takes to shepherd a congregation - all within a liberal framework. "She understood deep traditions very thoroughly, yet could advance new developments without fear," said Canon Alyson BARNETT- COWAN, a friend and colleague.
A tolerant woman, she had a healthy respect for those of other denominations and faiths. "She didn't have a proselytizing bone in her body," said her son, Sean DEWART. " She was not remotely judgmental."
An internationally acknowledged expert on the theology of St. Augustine, Dr. McWILLIAM's specialty was patristic studies, which focuses on the early church fathers. She wrote or co-wrote dozens of books, articles and book chapters on Augustine, feminist theology and Christology, the study of Jesus's divine nature.
For 15 years, she was a single mother and pursued her academic credentials while raising four children, who recognize today that she was a tireless advocate for women's rights who established herself as a major figure in a largely male domain, yet devoted years to studying the harsh patriarchy of the early Christian church.
Dr. McWILLIAM was raised in an ecumenical environment. She was the only child born to an electrical engineer who'd been a sapper during the First World War - a Catholic who had known discrimination in Toronto - and a stay-at-home mother who converted to Catholicism from the Presbyterian church. It was an arrangement that was deemed controversial in its day.
Their daughter graduated in philosophy and history from the University of Toronto in 1951, earning the Cardinal Mercier Medal in Philosophy, and completed a master's degree in the subject in 1953.
The next year, she married Leslie DEWART, who was born in Spain and raised in Cuba. His medical studies were interrupted by a strike, so in the early 1940s, at 19, he came to Canada to join the Royal Canadian Air Force. He flew reconnaissance missions over the North Atlantic and went on to teach philosophy at Saint Michael's College. The couple divorced in 1972.
During the mid-1950s, Doctor McWILLIAM held a variety of jobs. She taught high school and lectured in philosophy at the University of Detroit. For a brief time, she was a reporter at the Toronto Star, covering "magistrate's court," but grew disenchanted. "She felt she was too much the observer and not enough of a participant," said daughter Elizabeth DEWART.
She returned to school and earned a second master's degree, this one in theology, from Saint Michael's College in 1966, followed two years later with a doctorate in theology, also from Saint Michael's. "She was an unbelievably hard worker," said Ms. DEWART.
Over the ensuing years, she held several teaching positions at Saint Michael's College, the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto's religious studies department, which she chaired for two terms.
But something was gnawing at her. She never voiced an outright disappointment in the Catholic Church, but "she felt things needed to change… that she didn't have a voice," said one of her former doctoral students, Ellen LEONARD of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph.
She found that voice in the Anglican Church of Canada, whose synod on whether to ordain women she addressed in 1975 as a Catholic theologian. The following year, in November, the church ordained its first female priest.
"I remember her telling me that she was leaving the [Catholic] church," Ms. DEWART recalled. "It was so solemn. She didn't see the opportunity to become a priest. That was a huge decision for her."
Dr. McWILLIAM became a deacon in the Anglican Church in 1987, the year she married Peter SLATER, an Anglican priest and fellow theologian, and was ordained a priest the next year, at the age of 60. For one thing, she felt it was important for female students to have a female priest on the faculty.
While continuing to teach, transferring from the Catholic Saint Michael's College to the divinity faculty at Trinity College, Canada's oldest Anglican theological school, she served as honorary assistant at Toronto's Christ Church Deer Park. In 1997, she was appointed by Michael Peers, then leader of the Anglican Church of Canada, to a high-level review of central religious issues. The first Primate's Theological Commission, which lasted until 2003, produced three workbooks to assist the church on "fundamental theological questions."
She addressed such matters as the nature of God. The Christian tradition of labelling the members of the Trinity - the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit - as "persons," was "on the whole a bad decision," she wrote (noting that Augustine and many others have said so) "because when we use it, we cannot but think of human persons, and attribute the characteristics of human personhood to God."
The Trinity "is a mystery and cannot be explained in any rational way."
An optimist, she felt the global Anglican communion will weather its spasm over homosexuality and avoid schism. She cited examples of other threats to unity - slavery and the place of women - that failed to split the church.
Dr. McWILLIAM taught for five years at the Episcopal Church's General Theology Seminary in New York, the first woman to hold a chair in dogmatic theology. Back in Canada, she contributed to the decision in 2001 to provide joint recognition to Anglican-Lutheran ordinations in this country.
Health conscious before it was fashionable, she ingested plain yogurt and chicken livers for breakfast. But a regular tipple of sherry was never turned aside. Minutes after doctors informed her that her cancer was untreatable, she asked her daughter Leslie to drop by for a glass, reasoning that "there's no point allowing life to go completely to the dogs."
Still with sherry, just a few weeks before her death, she insisted that her son Sean pour from an older bottle. When he asked why he shouldn't open the fine new one he had just bought, she replied, "I'm saving it!"
She died a week before the worldwide Anglican church voted to allow women to serve as bishops.
Joanne Elizabeth McWILLIAM was born in Toronto on December 10, 1928, and died there of cancer, nine years after the first diagnosis, on July 1, 2008. She was 79. She leaves husband C. Peter SLATER, children Leslie GIRODAY, Elizabeth DEWART, Sean DEWART and Gonzalo DUARTE, and 12 grandchildren.

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GIRONA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
GODES, Roger
At Mt Hope Centre for Long-Term Care, London on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Roger GODES in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Pauline (BARRY) GODES. Dear father of John (Cathy) GODES. Proud grandpa of Mark and Amanda. Dear brother of Josephine (Antonio) REDONDO and Mercedes (Elias) BEL. Predeceased by his brother Manuel GIRONA. Born June 16, 1921 in Manresa, Spain, Roger survived the Spanish Civil War and World War 2 to immigrate to Canada in 1952. A long-time resident of Hamilton, he was employed by Ford in Oakville for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1985. Roger and Pauline enjoyed many years of retirement together, moving to London in 1997. He will be fondly remembered for his devotion to family. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Monday morning from 11 o'clock until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon. Private interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Parkinson Society of Canada or the Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation would be appreciated.

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GIRONES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Margaret Helen
Surrounded by her family at home on Thursday, April 3, 2008 Margaret Helen Stewart born December 30th, 1916, only child of the late Dr. Thomas GLOVER and Thecla CLARKE, of Toronto, predeceased by her husband Thomas Blakeley (Tim) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, her daughter Margaret Helen SHEPHERD and grand_son Timothy Stewart KILLORAN. Survived by her four children: Thecla SWEENEY, Ellen GIRONES, Katharine Stewart KILLORAN, Thomas STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and son-in-law William SHEPHERD. Dear grandmother of Christopher, Thecla, Neil, and Siobhan SWEENEY, Andrea, Lorenzo and Brendan GIRONES, Sarah and Margot KILLORAN and Jessica, Patrick and Katie SHEPHERD. Dear nana of seven great-grandchildren. What a wonderful life; her passion for living, her smile, and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all. Goodbye Nana. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Sunday afternoon from 1-4 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street on Monday at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery.

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GIRONES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Margaret Helen
Surrounded by her family at home on Thursday, April 3, 2008 Margaret Helen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART born December 30th, 1916, only child of the late Dr. Thomas GLOVER and Thecla CLARKE, of Toronto, predeceased by her husband Thomas Blakeley (Tim) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, her daughter Margaret Helen SHEPHERD and grand_son Timothy Stewart KILLORAN. Survived by her four children: Thecla SWEENEY, Ellen GIRONES, Katharine Stewart KILLORAN, Thomas STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and son-in-law William SHEPHERD. Dear grandmother of Christopher, Thecla, Neil, and Siobhan SWEENEY, Andrea, Lorenzo and Brendan GIRONES, Sarah and Margot KILLORAN and Jessica, Patrick and Katie SHEPHERD. Dear nana of seven great-grandchildren. What a wonderful life; her passion for living, her smile, and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all. Goodbye Nana. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Sunday afternoon from 1-4 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street on Monday at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery.

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GIROUX o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-25 published
WHITTEN, Keith
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Sunday, June 22nd 2008. Keith WHITTEN, in his 55th year, dear father of Tanya WHITTEN (Lee CARRINGTON) of Shelburne, Amanda WHITTEN (Kevin GIROUX) of R.R.#1 Shelburne, Katrina WHITTEN of Proton Station and Curtis WHITTEN of Proton Station. Loving grandfather of Ethin, Gavin and Bryce. Dear brother of Stan (Sharon) WHITTEN of Orangeville, Kenneth (Linda) WHITTEN of Shelburne, Bill WHITTEN of Dundalk, Gerald (Margaret) WHITTEN of R.R.#2 Proton Station, Karen (Peter) BOLTON of Collingwood and Rodney WHITTEN (Murray WOLFE) of Collingwood. Predeceased by his parents Clifford and Mabel WHITTEN and his brother Harold WHITTEN. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 at 12: 00 noon.
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GIROUX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
Two men gunned down in central Toronto
The 25-year-old victims, Dylan ELLIS and Oliver MARTIN, were not known to police
By The Canadian Press, Sat., June 14, 2008
Toronto -- Police are investigating a "cowardly act" after two 25-year-old men who never had a run-in with the law were gunned down in a central Toronto neighbourhood.
Dylan ELLIS and Oliver MARTIN were shot and killed as they sat in their high-end Range Rover sport utility vehicle around midnight Thursday after watching a basketball game with Friends.
Police said another person in the back of the sport utility vehicle was unharmed in the shooting. Paramedics fought to save the two men, but they were pronounced dead when they arrived at hospital.
The incident appears to have been totally unprovoked, police said.
"These two victims were not at all known, and I repeat not at all known, to the Toronto police or any police agency in Canada," Det.-Sgt. Gary GIROUX said at a news conference yesterday morning.
Because the victims were driving a high-end sport utility vehicle, police are exploring the possibility the incident was an attempted carjacking, GIROUX said.
Both victims were still wearing their seatbelts when emergency crews arrived at the scene in what's described as a quiet neighbourhood.
"I can imagine that the community in this particular area, as the police are, should be outraged by the cowardly act that's taken place," GIROUX said.
MARTIN worked in Toronto's financial district, while ELLIS was a photographer, GIROUX said. The homicides are the city's 24th and 25th murders this year -- 13 of which were gun-related.

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GIROUX 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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GIRVAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-12 published
GIRVAN, Kenneth MacDougal
Kenneth died November 17, 2007 at age 86 at Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 42 years Jean Emily CALLISTER on April 18, 1991, as well as by his later life partner Louise LANG of Duncan, British Columbia. His loss is mourned by two daughters and a grand_son, Jane GIRVAN of Golden, British Columbia, and Martha MEERS and her son Mitchell MEERS of Georgetown, Ontario. At age four Ken suffered a severe infection of the middle ear which left him deaf in one ear and partially impaired in the other. Ken enlisted in the army in 1942 and was commissioned as an Infantry Lieutenant early in 1943 at Camp Borden, Ontario. During battle training in Southern England, the continued cold wet conditions aggravated his chronic middle ear leaving him temporarily deaf. As a result he was reassigned to Barriefield, Ontario, as an infantry instructor for the duration. Ken was a member of the Toronto Argonauts Rowing 8's before and after the war. In June 1945 Ken joined the Canadian publishing firm of Random House as a sales representative for Ontario. Over the years, Ken represented McGraw-Hill, Clarke Irwin, and Fitzhenry and Whiteside, being with the latter firm for 18 years. Ken was well suited to his employment and felt it was an occupation to be envied. Ken and Jean lived on a small rural acreage near Georgetown, Ontario during most of his working years. After his retirement in 1985 they moved to Gorden Head, British Columbia, an area which offered fine weather, year around fishing, a splendid opera and excellent medical facilities. After a three year struggle, Jean succumbed to cancer in 1991. Ken enjoyed great success fishing in the early years, but the diminishing quality of the ocean fishery led him to sell his boat and purchase Nikon Camera equipment and immerse himself in the study of photography. Numerous road trips with his camera to the American Southwest and the Canadian Rockies were highlights of his later years. In the winter months Ken kept busy in his darkroom or listening to classical music to which he was devoted to throughout his life.

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