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"IRW" 2008 Obituary


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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-05 published
IRWIN, John
In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grand father, John (Ted), who left us March 5, 2005.
We do not need a special day
To bring you to our mind
For the days we do not think of you
Are impossible to find.
Time slips by but the memories stay
Happy thoughts of time together
Quietly remembered every day
with memories that will last forever.
May the winds of love flow softly
And whisper so you'll hear
We will always love and miss you
And wish that you were here.
- Loved and remembered by Marian, Sharee, Denise, Tracey, Dean and families.
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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-05 published
FISHER, Ivadell Annie (ALLISON)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Monday March 3, 2008 of Maxwell in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Delbert FISHER. Loving mother of Patricia DANIELS of Dundalk and Paul of Maxwell. Dear Sister of Bob (Doris) ALLISON of Toronto Nellie FISHER of Owen Sound Laura (Bob) IRWIN of Proton Station and Ross ([rene) ALLISON of Flesherton. Predeceased by brother Reg ALLISON. She will be loved and remembered by her grand_son Ken and great-grandchildren Kirklyne, Chelsea Kaden and Cameron. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, on Thursday, March 6, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment in Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.
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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-12 published
IRWIN, Ted
In loving memory of Ted IRWIN, Dear Brother/Uncle, and Friend to all who knew him, who passed away on March 5, 2005.
There is a bridge of memories from here to heaven above
That keeps you very close to us It's called a bridge of love.
As time goes on without you And days turn into years,
They hold a million memories And a thousand silent tears.
You were a very special friend what more is there to say,
Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today.
- Forever remembered and loved, especially your laughter, Bob, Laura and Kevin.
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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-19 published
IRWIN, Gregory Scott
At Rockwood Terrace in Durham, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, formerly of Flesherton in his 43rd year. Beloved husband of Ruthie OTTEWELL of Markdale. Loving father of Dylan and Myles. son of Raymond and his wife Carol and the late Dorothy. Dear brother of Shane (Julie) IRWIN and brother-in-law of Doug (Dorothy) OTTEWELL, Bob (Carol) OTTEWELL, Bonnie (Roy) DAWN, Judy JACKSON, Barb (Paul) McMULLEN, Joan (Neil) McINTYRE, Shirley (Kevin LOUGHEAD) OTTEWELL, Jackie (Dave) BROWN, Billie OTTEWELL, and dear friend Patti OTTEWELL. Uncle to Sasha (Russell) and Sheena, great-uncle to Christian. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services were held from the Markdale Baptist Church (144 Lorne Street, Markdale) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Cremation followed. Memorial contributions to the Huntington Society would be appreciated.
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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-02 published
BUMSTEAD, Earl George (June 11, 1920-March 20, 2008)
Peacefully passed away at The WestMount, Kitchener, Ontario, on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at age 87 years. Beloved husband for 57 years of the late Edeltraut Anna Martha (MINK,) who passed away May 25, 2007. Dear father of Lois and Brian CLIFFORD of Kitchener, Wayne of New Hamburg and his partner Melissa DENNISON of Kitchener, Carol Anne and Brian TOLTON of Markdale; sadly missed by grand children, Paul and Brae-Lyn CLIFFORD, Aaron CLIFFORD, Neil TOLTON and Darrah, Carly and Everett BUMSTEAD; dear brother of Ruby (John) IRWIN, Marie (Carman) LOUCKS, Marjorie (Larry) GIBSON, Frank (Elaine) BUMSTEAD, Shirley (Robert) BETTS and also fondly remembered by Michele BRANIFF. Predeceased by sisters, Edna MILLS and Pearl RUSSELL. A funeral service to celebrate Earl's life was held in the chapel at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, Waterloo, on Monday, March 24, 2008. Rev. Bob PARKS officiated, with tributes given by Earl's daughter, Carol Anne TOLTON, his grand daughters, Darrah and Carly BUMSTEAD, his grand_son, Paul CLIFFORD, and his son-in-law, Brian CLIFFORD. Pallbearers were his six grandchildren, Paul, Aaron, Neil, Darrah, Carly and Everett. A private family graveside service took place with burial following at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario where Edel was interred just 10 months before. Earl was born and raised on the Meaford Tank Range, moving to Kitchener to drive a bus as a young man, where he met and married Edel MINK. The family moved to Flesherton in 1961 where Earl purchased a general insurance agency, relocating to Markdale in 1968. Earl owned and operated Earl G Bumstead Insurance Ltd. and was actively involved in the Markdale community, serving on the school board and town council. He was an executive member of the local Rotary Club and a long-time member of the Markdale Country Club. He and Edel retired to Kitchener in 1985, wintering in Florida for sixteen years. Earl's declining health necessitated his move to long term care and he resided at The WestMount from 2003 until his passing. Donations were made to Benton Street Baptist Church in Kitchener and The Alzheimer's Society.
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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-02 published
IRWIN, Greg
A special thank you to the ones who cared for Greg during his lengthy illness. Thanks to the staff at Rockwood Terrace for making the past 2½ years of Greg's life special ones. He also got all the little extras. Thanks to Doctor WINFIELD and Doctor WALLY for caring for Greg while he was ill. To all family and Friends for phone calls, food brought to the house, cards, prayers and visits. Dylan, Myles and myself appreciated all that has been done for us and will never be forgotten. Love and prayers,
- Ruthie.
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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-02 published
IRWIN, Gregory Scott
Thank you all for coming today and being with us and letting. me come up here and talk about my Dad. My Dad was the best Dad in the whole world. He liked to hang out with his Friends, Billy Jeny, Darryl and Kelly and always had time for me and Myles and Mom.
Dad liked to go for drives in the car and he was always looking for big Bucks. I have many special memories about my Dad. He was awesome! I have a favourite memory to tell you about when my Dad shot his deer. My Dad always sat under the same apple tree waiting for the perfect Buck. One day this perfect Buck came along and Dad shot it with his 30-30. But the stubborn deer got back up and ran away. My Dad could not find the deer so he came to get me and his friend Jim. We went out looking for the deer in the fields for two hours. I found the deer first and it was so sweet! We put the deer in the back of the truck but then the truck got stuck! Finally we went to Grandpa's and hung the deer from a tree so my Dad could clean the deer. I helped Dad by spraying the inside of the deer with the hose. Dad always wanted me and Myles to have fun. Dad loved our little dog Rocky and then our big dog Molly. He loved all our cats especially Tigger and Bear. Since Dad went to the nursing home to live two and a half years ago, life has been very different for us. My mom and sometimes Uncle Shane, took us at least twice a week. These were always good visits. I think my dad's favourite saying in the last few months was "Dylan and Myles Dylan and Myles, Dylan and Myles." In the last few months, things for Dad changed a lot. The effects of the disease were really beginning to show up. While we could not always understand Dad when he spoke to us we could tell by his eyes that he still knew us. While this got harder to watch, we still knew that Dad loved us and we loved him. In our journey as a family, this past week has been the hardest. Myles and I got to see Dad alive two weeks ago Monday. Since that time Dad got worse each day and at ten to one on Wednesday morning my Dad died. While it is hard to say goodbye to Dad, his story is different from others. He died with faith in Jesus Christ and with the promise of heaven. One day, because of Jesus Christ I know that Mom and I and Myles will see Dad again. And I know this because we have each given our hearts to Jesus. Dad, we will miss you a lot.
Good bye&hellip
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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-05 published
FISHER, Ivadell Annie (ALLISON)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Monday, March 3, 2008 of Maxwell in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Delbert FISHER. Loving mother of Patricia DANIELS of Dundalk and Paul of Maxwell. Dear Sister of Bob (Doris) ALLISON of Toronto, Nellie FISHER of Owen Sound, Laura (Bob) IRWIN of Proton Station and Ross (Irene) ALLISON of Flesherton. Predeceased by brother Reg ALLISON. She will be loved and remembered by her grand_son Ken and great-grandchildren Kirklyne, Chelsea, Kaden and Cameron. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, on Thursday, March 6, from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Service will be held on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-13 published
IRWIN, Gregory Scott
At Rockwood Terrace in Durham, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, formerly of Flesherton in his 43rd year. Beloved husband of Ruthie OTTEWELL of Markdale. Loving father of Dylan and Myles. son of Raymond and his wife Carol and the late Dorothy. Dear brother of Shane (Julie) IRWIN and brother-in-law of Doug (Dorothy) OTTEWELL, Bob (Carol) OTTEWELL, Bonnie (Roy) DAWN, Judy JACKSON, Barb (Paul) McMullen, Joan (Neil) McIntyre, Shirley (Kevin Loughead) OTTEWELL, Jackie (Dave) BROWN, Billie OTTEWELL and dear friend Patti OTTEWELL. Uncle to Sasha (Russell) and Sheena, great uncle to Christian. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held from Markdale Baptist Church (144 Lorne Street, Markdale) on Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial contributions to the Huntington Society.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-22 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Keith Norman
W.W. II Veteran with Royal Canadian Hussars
Peacefully, at Mapleview Nursing Home, on Monday, April 21st, 2008. Keith Norman DICKSON/DIXON, of Owen Sound, in his 86th year. Loved husband of Velma. Loving father of Dennis (Kelley) DICKSON/DIXON, of R.R.#8, Owen Sound, Rodger (Joanna) DICKSON/DIXON, of Sarnia, Rae IRWIN, of Guelph, Marlene (Gary) CARROLL, of Whitby, Marilyn SMITH of Owen Sound, and Randy (Marilyn) DICKSON/DIXON of Calgary. Proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Keith will be missed by his brother Bill (Jane) DICKSON/DIXON, of Orillia, and sisters-in-law Janet DICKSON/DIXON, of Shelburne, Donna DICKSON/DIXON and Shirley DICKSON/DIXON of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents, Norman and Emma DICKSON/DIXON, son-in-law Brian SMITH, brothers Ross, Harold and Howard and a sister, Dorothy (John) ROWELL. A Funeral Service for Keith DICKSON/DIXON will be held at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment in McLean's Cemetery, Bognor. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Chatsworth Legion or Strathaven Baptist Church, as your expression of sympathy.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-01 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Margarita
Margarita passed away on April 29th, 2008 after a five-year fight against multiple myeloma. Margarita was born July 22, 1948 and lived in Owen Sound; the longest and most satisfying time of her shortened life. She is survived by her beloved husband William and her children Tiffany of Vancouver, Adam of California and Cassandra and her husband Kevin IRWIN of Kitchener. She was the proud grandmother of Ethan, Max and Ryan IRWIN of Kitchener. Also survived by her mother Marie LIEKNINS of Owen Sound and her brother Uldis and his wife Lynda and their children Ellen, David and Christina. Margarita engaged life, full of passion throughout her many endevours. As a graduate of Humber College, her flare for colour in the fashion world was evident in the twelve years that she owned and operated Wray's Ladies Wear. Special thanks to the dedicated souls who run the Oncology Unit in Owen Sound led by Doctor QAWI and her wonderful support team. The personal support and love demonstrated by Doctor HUFF will never be forgotten. There were many good times during Margarita's five-year fight against cancer; all due to the efforts of the wonderful health network in the Owen Sound area and the care and knowledge of the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. We are truly blessed. Margarita will be missed greatly by all who had the opportunity to share moments of her life. A private family funeral has taken place. Donations for the fight against cancer would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-12 published
LOOMIS, Mamie Elizabeth (née PECO)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Nelson LOOMIS (April 5, 1984) and dearly loved mother of Catherine and her husband Andy BEAUDRY of Saint Thomas, Jean and her husband James BROWN of Guelph, John and his wife Diana LOOMIS of St. Catharines and James and his wife Vicki LOOMIS of St. Catharines. She was the last of her family. Predeceased by three sisters Sister Catherine PECO, O.L.M., Mary IRWIN and Josephine PECO and by 4 brothers Dan, Henry, Caesar and John PECO. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mamie was born in Saint Thomas on March 11, 1914, the daughter of the late Felice and Mary SYLVESTER) PECO. She was a life member of Holy Angels' Church and a 68 year member of the Catholic Women's League. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas until Friday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angels' Church Restoration Fund, Our Lady's Missionary or the charity of choice.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
LOOMIS, Mamie Elizabeth (née PECO)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Nelson LOOMIS (April 5, 1988) and dearly loved mother of Catherine and her husband Andy BEAUDRY of Saint Thomas, Jean and her husband James BROWN of Guelph, John and his wife Diana LOOMIS of St. Catharines and James and his wife Vicki LOOMIS of St. Catharines. She was the last of her family. Predeceased by three sisters Sister Catherine PECO, O.L.M., Mary IRWIN (Lloyd) and Josephine PECO and by 4 brothers Dan (Emma,) Henry (Evelyn,) Caesar and John (Clare) PECO. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mamie was born in Saint Thomas on March 11, 1914, the daughter of the late Felice and Mary (SYLVESTER) PECO. She was a life member of Holy Angels' Church and a 68 year member of the Catholic Women's League. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas until Friday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angels' Church Restoration Fund, Our Lady's Missionary or the charity of choice.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-17 published
DUBYK, Carole " Kay" (née LUSCOMBE)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late John DUBYK (May 24, 1996) and dearly loved mother of Jo-Anne DUBYK and her partner Jerry BIRCH of Saint Thomas and Mary-Anne and her husband Steve MANSELL of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Dorothy PROCTOR of Saint Thomas and the late Fred "Sparky" LUSCOMBE and Larry LUSCOMBE. Loved grandmother of Hayley NESBITT (Mike HUMPHRIES) and John NESBITT, Bobby BURROWS Christie IRWIN) and Darren and Kelsey MANSELL. Loved great-grandmother of Hayden BURROWS. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Kay was born in Saint Thomas on July 12th, 1934, the daughter of the late Fred and Mary (GILLICK) LUSCOMBE. She worked at McDonald's. A public memorial service to celebrate Kay's life will be held on Friday, April 18th at 1: 00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Cremation has taken place. Visitation Friday from 12: 00-1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
BAKER, Martha Jean (GLOVER, née IRWIN)
Peacefully, on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at London Health Sciences Centre (Westminster Campus), Martha Jean (GLOVER) BAKER, nee IRWIN, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Ken for 33 years. Loving mother of Bob, Jayne (Mike), Brian (Doralyn) and Bob. Dear grandmother of Suzannah, Geoff, Tim, Kevin, Bryant and Ben. Dear great-grandmother of Carly and Matthew. Survived by her sister Ruth. Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by Lori HICKS. Many thanks to the wonderful Critical Care Unit nursing staff. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Jean's hometown of Goderich, on Friday May 9th, 2008 at 1 p.m. at St. George's Anglican Church, North Street.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-16 published
CLAUS, Lorna Annabelle (née HOPKINS)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday May 14, 2008. Lorna Annabelle CLAUS of Aylmer in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Jay CLAUS (1988.) Dear mother of Deborah FACEY and husband Robert of Aylmer, Douglas CLAUS and wife Brenda JOHNSON of R.R.#2 Aylmer, Dianne CLAUS of Aylmer, Randy CLAUS of R.R.#2, Saint Thomas. Loved by 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Sister of Carl HOPKINS and wife Marjorie, J.D. HOPKINS and wife Audrey, Betty McARTHUR, Mary WILSON and husband David, Isabelle McMASTER and Linda McBEATH. Predeceased by a brother James HOPKINS and a sister Shirley DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS. Born in Durham, Ontario on May 7, 1935 daughter of the late Frank and Murnn (IRWIN) HOPKINS. Lorna worked at the Ontario Police College for 31 years as the kitchen staff manager. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment, St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna. Rev. Dr. Cam WATTS, officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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IRWIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-21 published
KRESS, Marion E. (IRWIN)
75, of Palm Harbor, died Friday, April 18, 2008. She was a native of Wingham, Ontario, Canada and worked as Director of Nursing at Community Hospital, New Port Richey for 25 years. She is survived by her husband Ted; sons Robert Irwin (Heather) NICHOLS, Canada, Bruce Watson (Maureen) NICHOLS, Plant City, Geoffrey (Casey) Gardner KRESS, Palm Harbor; daughters Elizabeth Louise (Donald) WUCKER, Jacksonville, Leslie Anne DEAN, Webster, Florida, sisters, Jean ANDERSON and Joan MOFFATT, both of Canada and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Brian Lawrence KRESS. Dobies Funeral Home-Tarpon dobiesfuneralhome.com

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IRWIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-05 published
IRWIN, William Bentley, MMM, CD, Lt.Cdr (ret)
Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Fosterbrooke Care Facility in Newcastle, Ontario on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Loving partner of Charlotte LATTA of Gananoque. Dear father of Sharon Gale of London, William Mark of Newcastle and Jon Robert of St. Louis. Cherished grandfather of Bill, Shale, Lara, Riley, Loren, Tanya and Jonathon. A celebration of Bill's life will take place on Friday, June 6 at the Tompkins Funeral Home, 63 Garden Street, Gananoque at 12: 00 p.m. Visitation from 10 until 12:00 (noon). Cremation will follow at a later date. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society or to a Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated. To light a candle or sign the online guest book visit www.tompkinsfuneralhome.ca

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IRWIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-16 published
BANNISTER, Stuart James
Tragically as the result of a car accident on Friday, June 13th, 2008, Stuart James BANNISTER, age 29 of Grand Bend. Sadly missed by his mother Mary Jeffrey and her husband Jim CHEVALIER, and his father Gordon BANNISTER and his wife Tran Tu THUY. Loved by his grandmother Irma BANNISTER. Missed by his brother Kurt BANNISTER and his partner Lauren ALEXANDER. Nephew to Ruth and Gord PHIPPS, Tom BANNISTER and Shirley OICKLE, Pat O'CONNELLY, Bill JEFFREY, Steve and Ann O'LEARY, Joan and Aldo ROTONDI. Cousin to Jody and Erik DERKZEN, Jill and Ian LEGG, Hillary and John O'DONNELL, Heather O'LEARY, Mia ROTONDI, John and Karen PHIPPS, Greg PHIPPS, Kelli IRWIN, Amy ROBERTS, Matthew ROBERTS, Kevin and Cathy LOISELLE and Kerri LOISELLE. Many good Friends including Patrick SCHLEGAL. Predeceased by his grandparents Ralph and Eileen JEFFREY and grandfather Lorne BANNISTER, also by his uncle Ralph BANNISTER. Stuart was the joy of his mother's life, an avid Gamer and Book Reader. He will be sadly missed by his Friends and family. A Celebration of Stuart's live will be held in the chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, (102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia 519-336-6042) on Thursday, June 19th, 2008 from 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Friends and relatives may visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from the hours of 6: 00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Stuart's life can be made to N.O.R.M.L. or to Sick Kids Hospital or to the charity of your choice. (cheques only please). Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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IRWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-07 published
IRWIN, Carol Anne (HOWSON)
(September 11, 1928-January 4, 2008)
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on January 4, 2008 in her 80th year. She will be dearly missed by her greatly loved husband of 48 years, Neal, her four children Chris, Anne, Arthur and Alex, and her beloved sister Christine. Loving mother-in-law to Liz and Jonathan, and beloved grandmother to Hannah, Georgia, Daniel, Sara, Jason, Pavol, Alice and Helen. She will be mourned by the many people she touched with her endless warmth and generosity, her whimsical spirit, and profound love of people and life. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 11 at 1 p.m. in the main ballroom at the Vaughan Estate, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, 416-487-3841 (www.estatesofsunnybrook.com). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Aid Society of Toronto.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-21 published
IRWIN, John Fenwick
After a full and accomplished Life, in his 93rd year, John IRWIN died on Sunday, January 20, 2008. His presence and spirit will live on with his devoted family and many Friends. Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, in 1915, John was raised on Walney Island, on the southern coast of Cumbria. He began a career in journalism with The Northwestern Daily Mail and later with the New Statesman in Calcutta where he was chief reporter. In World War 2, he served as a lieutenant-colonel in army intelligence in North Africa. Upon his arrival in Canada in 1952, John resumed his career in journalism, first with Saturday Night magazine, then with Maclean's and finally as associate editor with the Financial Post. He married Norah Joslin BROWN in 1955. Together they enjoyed a loving and eventful 40 years of marriage. Norah died in 2006. Both Norah and John were lifetime supporters of the arts. As such, John served as president and became a life member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. He was also president of the St. George's Society and a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem and the Toronto Orthopedic Hospital Trust. His military associations included the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Imperial Officers Association of Canada, and the 78th Fraser Highlanders. In 1967 he received Canada's Centennial medal. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen (Kate) HUMPHREYS, and his nephew, Keith HUMPHREYS and family in Newcastle, England. A service of remembrance will be held in Toronto in spring, 2008. Remembrances may be made to the Toronto Grace Foundation, 650 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G5. The family invites you to sign the Memorial Tribute Book at
www.obituariestoday.com.
Some shout and sing
And are thus remembered
For a time.
Others with quiet dignity
Creep into hearts and minds
To remain forever.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-03 published
ROSS, Burns McKay
Died in the company of his family at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (Goderich) on March 2, 2008 after a long struggle with Alzheimers. 80 years old last October, he leaves his beloved wife of 55 years, Ruth (née IRWIN.) Also leaves three children. Beth (Goderich) and her husband John THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. David (Edmonton,) his wife Rachel, and their children Michael and Natalie. Andrew (Goderich), his wife Nancy, and their children Gordon, Alex, Mary, and Glenn. Predeceased by his son Ian (d. 2003). Survived by his sister Ruth HANLEY of Auchlochan, Scotland and her husband John, and their children. Born October 22, 1927 in Woodstock. son of Albert ROSS and Bella (née McKAY.) Raised on a farm, Burns never lost his love of nature and the outdoor life. This love he passed on to his children and grandchildren. B.A. Scotland (Civil Engineering) from University of Toronto in 1950. Professional Engineer of Ontario (retired); Ontario Land Surveyor (retired). Founder of B.M. Ross and Associates Limited, one of the oldest employee-owned firms of consulting engineers in Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 8, 2008 at North Street United Church, Goderich, at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Family requests that donations in memory of Burns be made to the Goderich Adult Day Services. Donations can be made through McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich (519-524-7345). In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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IRWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-07 published
ORR, Dorothy June (née IRWIN,) R.N.
(June 28, 1927 to March 6, 2008)
The family is saddened to announce the passing of June ORR on March 6, 2008. She passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa surrounded by her family. June was predeceased by her beloved husband Robert (Bob) James ORR on August 28, 1989.
June leaves behind her son David (Lori) of Stony Creek, Ontario, and "her twins" - Pamela of Calgary, Alberta and Paul of Ottawa, Ontario. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren Lindsay and Katlyn.
June was born in Orangeville, Ontario on June 28, 1927, the cherished only child of Wilfred and Nettie IRWIN. June graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Toronto General Hospital in 1949 and subsequently married Bob (B. Sc., M. Sc, 1949 - University of Toronto) on June 29, 1950. June and Bob then moved to Sarnia, Ontario where June worked at the Sarnia General Hospital prior to starting her family. Bob started his career as a research chemist with Polymar. They were active members of Central United Church where Bob used to entertain fellow members of the congregation with his stories and jokes at the coffee gatherings held after the service. They then moved to Ottawa in 1971 where June worked as an R.N. at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and from where she retired in 1986. Bob finished his career in Ottawa with the Department of National Defense. They continued to enjoy the camaraderie of Britannia United Church in Ottawa where June remained an active member after Bob's passing.
The family especially wishes to thank Edith MURUNGI for the kind care, compassion and companionship that she provided to our mother in her last years.
Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home 2313 Carling Avenue (West of Carlingwood) Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service Monday in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Our mother and father loved their pets. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Kelly Funeral Homes 613-828-2313

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IRWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
CHANCE, Margaret Mae (formerly MACE, née IRWIN,) R.N.
On Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Born in Neville, Saskatchewan. Daughter of Doctor and Mrs. O.M. IRWIN. Predeceased by her parents, her siblings, Helen, Thomas, Noble and Robert and her first husband Squadron Leader Roger Meredith MACE, Royal Canadian Air Force (1944). Survived by her husband John CHANCE, her son, Michael Trevor MACE (Jane) her grandchildren, Roger MACE (Jeanne,) Alison COLE (Brian) and great-grandchildren Lindsey, Alexander, Meredith and Macey. Proud graduate of the Royal Victorian Hospital Nursing School (Montreal) and a dedicated resourceful nurse for many years at the Swift Current Clinic, The Royal Canadian Navy (Halifax), The Brockville General Hospital and the Montreal Neurological Institute. Also, for many years, a loyal and devoted volunteer of the May Court Clubs of Brockville, Montreal and Oakville. Friends may visit at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 4. A Service celebrating Margie's life will be held at Saint_Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville at 1: 00 p.m. Saturday, April 5. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton, The May Court Club of Oakville, Box 761, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 5C1 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

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IRWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-08 published
IRWIN, Carol Anne (HOWSON)
Wife, mother, grandmother, social worker, board chair, teacher, activist, photographer, humanitarian. Born September 11, 1928, in Utica, New York Died January 4 in Toronto of leukemia, aged By Neal IRWIN, Page L10
From an early age, Carol wanted to nurture and help children.
After earning a bachelor of arts in child study from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York she obtained a master's degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Over the next eight years, Carol was a social worker for the Children's Aid Society in Toronto. It was at the end of this period that she met Neal. They married in 1960 and had four children: Chris, Anne, Arthur and Alex.
While at home raising the children, Carol began building a remarkable collection of children's books and became a talented photographer. She was also an active volunteer, serving on numerous boards of agencies involved in the care of children, including daycare centres, child guidance programs and the Children's Aid Society, where she later served as chairwoman of the board.
She was a political activist for high-quality, publicly funded daycare. Her children have vivid memories of marching in demonstrations alongside their mother.
Carol had a remarkable ability to find humour in almost any situation. When she found one of her young children covered head to toe in zinc oxide ointment, smearing the cream all over the floor, her instinct was not to scold but to reach for her camera. Caught in the Act was the title of the resulting photo.
When her children reached their teenage years, Carol became a teacher in the social service worker program at Humber College. Her love for teaching was matched by her students' love for her.
Later, after her son Alex came out as being gay, she served as president of the Toronto chapter of PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The enormous value Carol placed on celebrating diversity, and fighting for the rights of all people, made this cause an easy fit.
Carol had an expansive view of family that extended well beyond the walls of her home, a place that became known to many neighbours as Hotel Irwin. It was a hotel with an incredibly lax checkout policy, as Carol opened it to any and all, whether a visiting relative or a troubled teen in need of a safe haven.
She was a surrogate mother, supporting those she took under her wing emotionally and sometimes financially. For Carol, being a mother was the most important job of her life. She had enough love to go around.
Carol endured extremely tough battles over the last 10 years of her life, coping with breast cancer followed by a brain tumour, a small stroke, diabetes and finally acute myeloid leukemia. But her humour and optimism never faltered.
Neal IRWIN is Carol's husband.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-10 published
McCABE, Peter John " Jack," P.Eng.
Died peacefully at the age of 91 on Sunday, June 8, 2008 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Rosemary (CONLIN,) and his nine children and thirty three grandchildren; Anne and Brian SPENCER (Andrew (Anne Marie), Patrick, Matthew, Michael, Timothy), Joe and Nancy (Carolyn, Jeffrey, Allison, Martha), Mike and Sharon (Conlin, Mollie, Lizzie), Liz (Danielle (J.P. FORTIN), Ashley, Jody, Kristine BLACK), Paul and Jane, (Caitlin, Kylie, Megan, Shannon, Ryan), Rosemary and Jim SIMANDL, (James, Kate, Madeline, Will) Steve and Nancy (Peter, Sarah, Sean), Jody and Bryan KELLY, (Rowan and Jack), Martha and Brady IRWIN (Camille, Rory and Thomas). Jack is also survived by his sister Claire COLGAN of Bath, Ontario, and was predeceased by his brother George, and sisters Eileen DEAN and Jean DOHERTY. Visitation will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 3-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Margaret of Scotland Church (222 Ridley Boulevard, Toronto), on Wednesday, June 11, at 11: 00 a.m. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses on 8 West of the North York General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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IRWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-18 published
IRWIN, Ross B., D.F.M., CD
Passed away peacefully at his home in Victoria, British Columbia on July 15, 2008. Ross is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Elfrieda IRWIN, many cousins, nephews, nieces and Friends. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Air Force in bomber command and received an immediate award of the DFM for his efforts during a night-fighter attack during a raid on Wupperthal, Germany. After the war Ross studied medicine, joined the Navy and served as an Anesthetist in five military hospitals and acted as Commanding Officer of three of the four major hospitals in existence at the time. A Memorial Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 2295 Weiler Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Research Society, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria British Columbia, V8R 6V5 would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
"He was loved very much and will be missed by many"
McCall's of Victoria 1-800-870-4210

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IRWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-25 published
Ross IRWIN: 87
Flier won DFM in Royal Air Force, then became Navy Doctor
By Tom HAWTHORN, Page S10
Victoria -- Ross Irwin, who has died, aged 87, was a bomber airman decorated for his bravery during an attack by a German fighter.
On the night of January 21, 1944, a Halifax bomber piloted by R.N. Shard of No. 78 Squadron of the Royal Air Force joined a major raid on Magdeburg, Germany. Mr. IRWIN was flight engineer.
Their heavy bomber came under a prolonged attacked by a night fighter, suffering extensive damage as 20 mm cannon shells ripped into the fuselage. "The astrodome was shot away, the mid-upper and rear turrets were put out of action and the hydraulic gear was damaged," the Royal Air Force report states. "The port outer propeller blade was also damaged."
As the enemy fighter continued attacking, Mr. IRWIN stood so that his head stuck out of the broken dome. From this precarious vantage point, unprotected from the elements, he gave directions to aid the pilot in evading the attacking fighter.
The crippled craft eventually eluded the enemy, landing in England despite damaged flaps and two blown tires on the landing gear. Only two of four engines were working.
Mr. IRWIN, a flight sergeant, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for his courage and devotion to duty.
Ross Barrett IRWIN was born June 6, 1921, at Sarnia, Ontario A sheet-metal worker at the de Havilland airplane plant, he enlisted in Toronto in August, 1940. After the war, he joined the navy and studied medicine, becoming an anesthetist. He served as a commanding officer at three military hospitals.
Mr. IRWIN died at his home in Victoria on July 15. He leaves Elfrieda (STUHLMILLER,) his wife of 62 years.

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IRWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
LEE, Vera
Vera passed peacefully at home in Westshore Village Retirement Residence in Port Perry on Friday, January 25, 2008. Vera was a beautiful lady in her 86th year. She was the beloved wife of William B. LEE (deceased) for 61 years and the dearest Mother of Linda IRWIN and Craig, Nancy Lee DUPERRON and Leo and Bill LEE and Wendy. She was greatly loved by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vera celebrated her life first with her family, and then shared it with the Shrine Club's Bokhara Court and was an employee of the former Toronto Board of Education. She valued her long-time Friends and the new Friendships she formed. Vera loved to dress beautifully and was always groomed to the nines. She was a lady to the very end. The family will honour Vera's life privately. Vera would have asked you to donate to a charity of your choosing or to the Lakeridge Health Centre's Port Perry Hospital in lieu of flowers. Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Rd. S., Peterborough. 705-745-3211. Friends may sign the online book of condolences at www.nisbettfuneralhome.com

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