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GOTELAER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-12 published
VINCENT, Ira " Jake"
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Monday, March 10, 2008, one day after celebrating his 90th birthday, Ira "Jake" VINCENT of Grand Bend. Loved "Unc" of Joe and Kathy DUMIGAN, Marg MILLER and Dan STANLAKE, Gayle and Scott MacGREGOR, Karen and Randy THIEL, Eldon and Fran BULLOCK, Donna and Russ THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, John and Sharon BULLOCK, Betty GILL, Shirley and Gord GOTELAER, Georgina and Ron DESJARDINE, Fredricka and Ed HUNTER, Gordon and Louise TEETZEL. Remembered by his many great-nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Mabel (DUNCAN) VINCENT, sisters Dorothy BULLOCK, Viola TEETZEL, Minerva PRANCE and Evelyn DUMIGAN. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of God, Grand Bend, Friday, March 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Art KRUEGER officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Church of God, Blue Water Rest Home or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GOTELAER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
DESJARDINE, Georgina (née SMITH)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, after a courageous battle, Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Georgina DESJARDINE, of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, formerly of R.R.#2, Dashwood, in her 67th year. Adored wife of Ron DESJARDINE. Dear mother of Steve and Brenda DESJARDINE of R.R.#2, Dashwood. Very proud grandmother of Dara and her husband Ben RANDALL of Burlington, Christopher and Samantha ANDRUS and Ashley, all of London. Sadly missed by her sister Fredericka and her husband Ed HUNTER of Port Franks, brother Gordon TEETZEL and his wife Louise of Parkhill. Dear sister-in-law of Aileen BROWN, Nova Scotia, Wilmer and Ethel DESJARDINE, Marilyn and Glenn RADER, all of Dashwood. Special cousin of Betty GILL, Thedford, Shirl and Gord GOTELAER, Ridgetown. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brother-in-law Harold BROWN, parents George SMITH and Viola (VINCENT) TEETZEL and stepfather Fred TEETZEL. Raised by her grandparents Norman and Mabel (DUNCAN) VINCENT. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry DISHER officiating. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GOTHARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-29 published
STONE, Margaret Cora (WRIGHT)
At Central Place in Owen Sound Wednesday afternoon February 27, 2008. The former Margaret WRIGHT of Owen Sound in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Frank STONE. Loving mother of Ruth GARIEPY and her partner Ed HEARNS of R.R.#3, Owen Sound, Emily ALLEN and her husband Ken of Oshawa, Yvonne GOTHARD and her husband Jim of Kitchener, Naythin STONE and his wife Doris of Shallow Lake and Rob FERGUSON and his wife Jean of Guelph. Lovingly remembered by her nineteen grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son George, granddaughter Darlene GARDHOUSE, five brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the South End Fellowship Baptist Church, Owen Sound Saturday afternoon at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor Mark LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY officiating. Spring interment Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Memorial contributions to South End Fellowship Baptist Church or Kidney Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Margaret by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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GOTKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-08 published
SILVERMAN, Mamie (formerly GEIST)
On Thursday, February 7, 2008 at her home. Mamie Geist SILVERMAN, beloved wife of the late Harry SILVERMAN and Samuel GEIST. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Annette and Harvey GERLOCK, Harvey and Barbara GEIST, Hennie and Marvin ELKIND, Marvin and Terry GEIST, Frances and Jerry GOTKIN, Sheldon and Hélène SILVERMAN, Honey and Roy AGAR, Moishe SILVERMAN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary DALE, Helen SNIDERMAN, Rosalind and Fred SHAPERO, and Shirley and the late Sidney GOLDBERG. Devoted grandmother of Elaine and Jeff TOKAYER, Steven and Sheila GERLOCK, Ken and Ruth GERLOCK, Lisa and David BELDEB, Rhonda and Neil NEWMAN, Joy and Ira EISEN, Stephen and Magdie GEIST, David GEIST, Shari ELKIND, Cindy and Saul ROSENBAUM, Suzanne and Matthew FARB, Michael GEIST, Benjamin GEIST, Michael and Jody GOTKIN, Stephen and Francine GOTKIN, Sam and Danny GOTKIN, Michelle and Blair MICHENER, Nadine DAVIS, Cindy SILVERMAN, Shimmy SILVERMAN, Yossie SILVERMAN, Rivka and Moishe TORON, Yehuda SILVERMAN, and Israel SILVERMAN, and great-grandmother of 37. At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Stashover Young Mens section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 135 Antibes Drive #2601. Memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre, 416-785-2875.

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GOTLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-19 published
GOTLIN, Britt
Passed away in Toronto on Monday, March 3rd, 2008 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her daughter Margaretta BOLIN. A funeral service will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.) on Thursday March 20th at 1 p.m. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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GOTTFRIED o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-27 published
WEISS, Calvin Milton
Passed peacefully into the hands of God at Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the age of 82, with his loving wife Irene (GOTTFRIED) at his side. He was the eldest son of the late Milton and Marie WEISS. Loving father of Larry (Sandra) KURT of Ladysmith, British Columbia; Marion (Gord) KOEPKE of Owen Sound; Bob (Ann) WEISS; Muriel (Alan) PRAUGHT both of Kitchener; Robert (Leonie) KURT of Nanimo, British Columbia and Ken WEISS also of Kitchener. Proud Grandfather of Lisa, Lori, Jesse, Derek, Brian, David, Mark, Jeff, Chris, Mike, Lisa and Crystal. Caring great-grandfather of 14. Predeceased by his first wife Ruby WHITELAW (1961.) Brother of Mel, Esther ACKERNECHT Gerry; and, Joyce FERGIN all of Kitchener. In his retirement years Cal enjoyed small engine repair, reading and chatting on his CB. Cal will be sadly missed by his extended family and special Friends. Sincere appreciation is extended to Doctor BILLINGS, Pastor BIGGS and to the many nurses in Southampton and Owen Sound hospitals for their care and support. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Wednesday, May 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Time to Celebrate the Life of Calvin WEISS will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 525 Ivings Drive, Port Elgin, on Thursday May 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in the Social Hall of the Church. A Committal Service will be conducted at Memory Gardens, Kitchener, on Friday May 30th at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or Faith Lutheran Church, Port Elgin. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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GOTTHEIL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
STRAUSS, Edith (née SOLOMON)
Peacefully on March 20, 2008 in Toronto, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Norman STRAUSS, her best friend, business adviser and confidant. Adoring mother of A.J. STRAUSS (Lindsay) and Marina STRAUSS (Allan BLATT) and super-proud grandmother to Aaron, Elana and David BLATT. Cherished sister of Lila GOTTHEIL of Montreal, Doctor Samuel SOLOMON of Montreal (Dusty VINEBERG) and Genia ALBRECHT of Ithaca, New York One of Canada's top fashion designers, Edith STRAUSS broke new ground, building a thriving business under her own label at a time when working women/mothers were not the fashion. She turned a basement home workshop into an awardwinning design studio, selling her styles in Canada, the United States and Japan. She was a dynamo -- a big presence in the lives of those around her. Her fashions are now part of the costume and textiles collection at the McCord Museum of Canadian History in Montreal. In recognition of her late husband's contributions, she established the Norman Strauss Fellowship for Professional Ethics in Business at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Her spirit and enthusiasm live on in us all. Thanks to the Mount Sinai Hospital Intensive Care Unit staff, and a hug to nurse Julie BOKROS for her care and attention over the past three weeks. Funeral service at Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon West in Montreal on Monday, March 24 at noon. Burial at the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation Cemetery, Mt. Royal Blvd., Montreal. Private Shiva. Donations may be made to McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management, 1001 Shebrooke Street West, Suite 454, Montreal, Québec H3A 1G5 towards the Norman Strauss Fellowship.

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GOTTHEIL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-11 published
Canadian haute couture designer was 'a woman ahead of her time'
With a business started in the basement of her Toronto home, her outfits were carried by the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue. She also became the first Canadian to sell a collection in Japan
By Lisa FITTERMAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Montreal -- Edith STRAUSS once walked into her brother's Montreal apartment, stopped dead and began to cry. Curious and startled, her sister-in-law, Dusty Vineberg SOLOMON, asked why. "The curtains," Mrs. STRAUSS said, gesturing to a set of sheer drapes hung across windows that ran the length of the living room wall. "They're so beautiful."
For Mrs. STRAUSS, fabric spoke a special language that swished, whispered, or swept confidently into a room, filled with colour and texture. The long-time fashion designer, who started Edith Strauss Designs Ltd. in 1965, was fluent in all its permutations, whether a bolt of plain cotton or yards of rich white silk crepe, the latter of which she turned into a fringed and beaded dress that is considered a fine example of the transition from mini to midi lengths and is part of the permanent costume collection at Montreal's McCord Museum. Change a cut just a little - nip in the waist here and extend the hem to there - and voila! She helped her clients, including businesswomen and ambassadors' wives, feel gorgeous and appropriate for everything from the office to the fanciest of galas.
"She was a woman ahead of her time, a working mother long before it was considered normal and a designer with a vision that never wavered," said Victoria Dickinson, the McCord's executive director. "At a time when power dressing and mannish pant suits were all the rage, she believed that women could project a powerful image in more feminine clothing."
Indeed, when it came to image, there were life rules from which Mrs. STRAUSS never wavered. Tall, slender and dark-haired, she always wore her own designs and she never revealed her age. She also claimed she was from Russia, even though she really came from Brest-Litovsk, a small city with a large Jewish population that had once been claimed by Russia but was part of Poland's eastern reaches when she born in 1919. "She thought Russia felt more cultural," said her daughter, Marina STRAUSS, a Globe and Mail reporter. "She named me after a Russian princess."
Mrs. STRAUSS was the oldest of four children who all managed to rise out of humble, even impoverished, beginnings. While their father, Nathan SOLOMON, was a simple man who made boots for the Russian and Polish armies and had no interest in cultural activities, their mother, Rachel SOLOMON, pushed her offspring to question, read and appreciate all things cultural. Whenever a theatre troupe came through Brest-Litovsk, she took them. And when the performance included songs, she made them memorize the Yiddish lyrics until they could practically recite them in their sleep, just so they'd understand the performance that much better.
In 1928, Mr. SOLOMON moved to Montreal in search of a better life for his family. Sponsored by his brother, who was already there, immigration rules forced him to claim he was a bachelor on his application for entry into Canada. Better to be in the new country and already building a nest egg, he thought, than to be back in Poland with no hope at all. He found work as a cutter in a slipper factory, a low-paying job that meant it would take him eight long years, until 1936, before he was able to pay to have his family join him. The timing couldn't have been better - or cut more closely - because Europe was on the brink of war. Many relatives who stayed behind later perished in the Holocaust.
For young Edith, the move to Montreal's Jeanne Mance Street - the neighbourhood was made immortal by Mordecai Richler in novella such as St. Urbain's Horseman - heralded the beginning of a long affair with the city. She fell instantly in love with Mount Royal and the cafés, with the row-houses and their outside staircases, with the views and the cobblestone streets. She knew that she could make a life there and that she never wanted to move.
At 16, she quit school to work in a sweatshop in order to help support her family. No matter the need, she was there, even when it meant having to post $6,000 as a guarantee so her youngest sister, Genia, could attend the University of California at Berkeley as a foreign student.
"Edith was a real mix, a pragmatic, ferocious dreamer who was generous to a fault and always went after what she wanted," said Mrs. STRAUSS's other sister, Lila GOTTHEIL, who was keeper of the family's weekly financial kitty.
"Sometimes, though, she could be impulsive," Mrs. GOTTHEIL continued. "Once, I said to her, 'Why should I be in charge of the finances when you're the eldest?' So she took over and, lo and behold, she came back with a really beautiful fabric for drapes for her bedroom. I asked 'How can you spend a good part of the week's money on drapes?' But she couldn't help it. For the rest of our time in that house, her bedroom had beautiful drapes and I controlled the purse strings."
Never terribly athletic, she gamely took up skiing with the express purpose of meeting a potential husband. It was love at first sight when she was introduced to Norman STRAUSS, who wasn't really interested in settling down at that point. But she was not deterred, pursuing him with determination and inviting him over for meals that would invariably end with fruitcake made by Mrs. GOTTHEIL, who was already married and adept at baking.
"When Edith learned he loved fruitcake, she had me bake it and she presented it," Mrs. GOTTHEIL said. "I like to feel that my fruitcake had something to do with their marrying. It was my own version and it was good."
They were married in Montreal in 1949. Soon, Mrs. STRAUSS, who was working as the chief designer of a Montreal dress company, had her son A.J. and daughter Marina. Contrary to the conventions of the time, she continued to work, staying on top of her children's education and extracurricular activities and designing the uniforms for their school.
"Each morning, she'd take one bus to work and we'd take another bus to school, and she wasn't always around when we got home," Ms. STRAUSS said. "But she was our biggest cheerleader, too. She believed in us. I was always the prettiest, the smartest and the most talented, even if I wasn't."
There were, however, limits to the cheerleading. Ms. STRAUSS recalled one family dinner when she was about 10 years old, during which she mentioned she wanted to be a secretary when she grew up. Her mother was shocked. "You will do much more than that," she admonished.
At one point in the mid-1960s, Mr. STRAUSS, an executive with a steel window-and-door company, was transferred to Toronto to start a new division. Although leaving Montreal broke her heart, Mrs. STRAUSS rallied. She started her design business in the basement of their Toronto home at York Mills and Bayview, complete with cutting tables, sewing machines and several telephones that always seemed to be ringing. She made sure to surround herself with the best of the best - the best cutters, the best sewers and the best fabrics. As with her family, she had high expectations of her staff and yet was also their biggest supporter, talking up their talents wherever she went.
She never looked back. The company outgrew the dimensions of the basement and moved to a series of locations until it ended up in offices downtown, on Carlton Street, while her collection was sold in high-end stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. In 1981, she became the first Canadian designer to sell a collection in Japan, and she won one accolade after another, including the Fashion Industry Achievement Award from the city of Toronto in 1990.
Mrs. STRAUSS continued to work until she could no longer do so. In 2005, she suffered a stroke while on a visit to Montreal. Although she lived the rest of her life in a Toronto seniors' residence, she always considered it temporary, more like a hotel room than her own home.
She was convinced she was going to get better because she longed to go home. There, she had kept every letter her grandchildren ever wrote her from summer camp, practically all of her own children's school books, heaps of work-related files and notes and patterns, closets full of her designs, and the memories of her husband, who died in 1990.
Edith STRAUSS was born Edith SOLOMON on March 27, 1919, in Brest-Litovsk, Poland, and died in Toronto on March 20, 2008. She was 88. She is survived by son A.J. STRAUSS and daughter Marina STRAUSS. She also leaves sisters Lila GOTTHEIL and Genia Albrecht, brother Samuel SOLOMON, and grandchildren Aaron, Elana and David Blatt.

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GOTTINGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
LLOYD, Doctor Clifford Cooper
Founding President Of George Brown College (Toronto)
Died peacefully in his sleep, January 24th, 2008, at the age of 83. Clifford's journey through life took him from his birthplace on the Gower Coast in Wales, through the battlefields of World War 2 as an officer in the British Army, and then post-war service in Egypt and India before moving to Canada with his wife Joan in 1947. He will be dearly missed by his beloved Joan Margaret, the wind in his sails. Clifford worked as a plumber in Toronto before taking a teaching position in 1952, at the Provincial Institute of Trades where he became Principal ten years later. He was the founding President of George Brown College from 1967 to 1978. Despite his passion for developing a strong viable technical college, Clifford was always very involved in his community serving as President of the West Toronto Kiwanis Club, Chairman of the Miles for Millions walk (77-78) and as Rector's Warden, choir member and lay preacher at St. Theordore's Anglican Church in North York. Doctor LLOYD earned his M.Ed. and PhD at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (U of T). Even a major stroke in 1990 did not deter him; he completed his Masters of Theological Studies at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Brock University in 2001 at the age of 76. As their father and grandfather provided love, inspiration and support all of their lives, he will be sorely missed by his children, Sian MORRIS (Peter,) Jim LLOYD (Debra,) Chris Lloyd GOTTINGER (Cliff), John LLOYD (Donna), Diane AGNELLI (Larry) and his grandchildren Stephen HARRINGTON (Hilary,) Bryan HARRINGTON (Kathryn), Michael LLOYD (Kavita), Peter LLOYD, Jamie Lloyd GOTTINGER (Jessica), Jessie BUCHANAN (Nathan), Chris LLOYD (Aleita,) Matthew LLOYD, and Tom, Mark and Tony AGNELLI. Clifford had four great-grandchildren: Rhys, Cooper, Declan and Audrey.
The Lord bless you, and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, both now and evermore. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Condolences only please to Joan LLOYD, Box 82535, 300 Taunton Road, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 3V0.

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