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KARASTAMATIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-01 published
She entertained Toronto and the troops, carting her organ from stage to stage
Born to a talented family, she became a musical fixture in a growing city and beyond
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- As a classical organist, Dorothy BROMBY's performances were like a soundtrack for a maturing city in the 20th century. From her early days in cinemas, performing during intermission, to troop shows during the Second World War and rounding up prize-winning animals at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, her music bellowed in the eclectic corners of Toronto's entertainment industry for more than five decades.
Ms. BROMBY was the first female conductor at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, and at age 20, probably the youngest. She performed, produced and directed shows at the Winter Fair, the Royal Horse Show, the National Home Show, Ontario Place and Yorkdale Mall. With great dedication and care, she carted her Lowery Organ from stage to stage.
She also inspired others to succeed. David Rogers, one of Canada's leading musical theatre talents and former star of the Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera, said Ms. BROMBY taught him how to be a professional.
"[She said] that it was a business that had to be taken seriously. She always commanded respect."
Dorothy BROMBY was born into a musical and entertaining family. When her father, Harold, was still in his teens, he was personal trumpeter to the Duke of Atholl in Aberdeen, Scotland. Later, in Canada, he served as bandmaster for the 116th Battalion during the First World War. When Dorothy was a child, it was not unusual for her to find veterans camped out on the living room floor, especially during the annual Warriors' Day Parade. She also had an uncle who played the xylophone, drums and zither at the Canadian National Exhibition grandstand for afternoon circus performances.
Dorothy's first public performance was as an elementary student in Toronto's west end. In those days, children were expected to quietly line up in front of the "girl" or "boy" entrance. Once her piano skills became known, she was expected to be at the keys twice a day to herd them through the proper doors. Her uncle, Walter, even wrote a special piece of music for her called the Western Avenue School March. By the time she was in high school, the organ was her favourite instrument. In 1941, she took a job playing at cinemas across Toronto, including the Odeon Carlton, the Humber and the Danforth Music Hall.
Around the same time, she started performing for the troops at Ontario military installations, including Camp Borden, Barryfield and Muskoka's "Little Norway" base.
"She was the youngest member of the musicians' union," said sister Bernice BOYD, "and our parents had to make sure the colonel in charge at each camp would look after her."
She often teamed up with Scottish comedian Billy Meek, who went on to a regular role on Pig and Whistle, the iconic Canadian television variety show. In addition to troop shows, Ms. BROMBY volunteered to play for wounded servicemen who were convalescing in Toronto.
In her teens, Ms. BROMBY summered in the Toronto Islands. (Her mother, Lily, had lived there when she first came to Canada from Belfast in the early 1920s.) The cottage lacked a piano until one day when her parents were bicycling at the Eastern Gap harbour entrance and spied a table grand in the sand. They borrowed a Toronto Transit Commission freight wagon and, with Friends, pulled it home.
"Our parents restored it as best they could," her sister said. "And this was where Dot did all her rehearsing. When we had parties, the piano was closed and used as a buffet table."
During the war, Ms. BROMBY did shows at the Royal York and King Edward hotels, performing with four other women in a group they called The Dorothy Bromby Singers. She wrote the music and played accompaniment on the organ, pressing the 40 stops to emit different sounds, including trumpets, strings and drums.
In 1946, she was hired as the musical conductor for Stop and Go, a variety revue at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre that featured artists from wartime entertainment troupes: the Accordionettes, the Modernettes, Lay Kenny's Teenagers, the Rhythmteens and the Leslie Bell Singers.
John KARASTAMATIS, the theatre's current director of communications, noted how rare it was for women of this era to be allowed to conduct.
"Working in the home and 'slave labour' were pretty well the only jobs for women at that time," he said.
Ms. BROMBY married fellow Ward's Islander Jim SMYTHE in 1948. While overseas during the war, Mr. SMYTHE had fallen in love with a picture of her snapped by a mutual friend. He insisted on meeting her as soon as he was back in Toronto. Her reputation as a musician had also charmed him while he was away.
"I fell in love with Dorothy the moment I saw her," he said. "I married her in '48 and had 59 years of bliss. It was an island romance."
After the war, the Singers hit the road, this time taking four male performers along with them. They were hired by Chrysler and General Motors to do cross-Canada tours, putting on grand spectacles each time a new car was introduced. In 1955, Ms. BROMBY did a two-week run for GM, performing as many as five shows a day. It was an exhausting but manageable schedule, even though she had two children at home under the age of 5. The group also performed on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television during its early years in the 1960s, and Ms. BROMBY later played the organ on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation variety shows and dramas hosted by Monty Hall and Rick Campbell.
She performed as a solo instrumentalist at the Canadian pavilion in Montreal during Expo 67, mingling with other performers, including Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich and a fresh-faced Luciano Pavarotti. (Ms. BROMBY's son, Ron, also played the clarinet in his high school band at Expo).
Ms. BROMBY began working at the Winter Fair and Flower Show at the Canadian National Exhibition in the late 1960s, and remained there until she retired in 1995. It seemed as though she had found her niche and refused to abandon it. From this point on, she was surrounded by bouquets of flowers. Her dedication to the job was such that she once performed with a broken wrist. "They built a stand for her arm at keyboard height," said her son, "and the furriers covered her cast with a mink muff that matched the mink stole she wore."
After a few years at the flower show, Ms. BROMBY went on to work with the ring committee in the horse arena. Her talent as both performer and director were particularly noted, especially on the closing ceremonies.
Mr. Rogers recalls the early days of his career, following Ms. BROMBY in circles around the ring. "I remember her with her music in a binder, leading the troops with her singers and dancers behind. We'd follow her through the horses and cows [stalls], she in her fancy gown with her hair higher than anyone else's."
The ceremony consisted of a parade in the centre ring, showcasing Ms. BROMBY on the organ. (She also wrote the script.) There were award-winning horses festooned with flowers, colourful bushels of fruits and vegetables, sheep, cows, geese, chickens - for 26 years, she left nothing out.
"She brought the show business pizzazz," daughter Sandy RUTHERFORD said. "They asked her to come back, even up to two or three years ago… because it now lacks that extra flavour."
When the ring was full, the lights would go down - gradually, so as not to spook the animals - and the president of the fair would enter the gate. He'd circle the ring once or twice, sitting with his wife in a three-horse buggy, officially close the event, and exit to great applause.
During her retirement, Ms. BROMBY enjoyed spending time at the family's cottage in Haliburton, Ontario, and turning her musician's hands over to gourmet cooking.
Dorothy Bromby SMYTHE was born December 4, 1925, in Toronto. She died in Toronto on December 24, 2007, from cancer. She was 82. She is survived by husband, Jim, daughters Sandy RUTHERFORD and Pat BUIE and son, Rob BROMBY. She is also survived by her sister, Bernice BOYD, and eight grandchildren.

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KARBACZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-03 published
FLETCHER, Stella Marie (CASTILLOUX)
At University Hospital, London on Tuesday, July 1, 2008. Stella Marie (CASTILLOUX) FLETCHER of London in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Harold FLETCHER. Dear sister of Isobelle KEIGHEN and Ovila CASTILLOUX and his wife Germaine all of Newport, Gaspe. Dear sister-in-law of Marjorie CASTILLOUX, Clem KARBACZ and Irene BLACK. Predeceased by her brothers James CASTILLOUX and Reina CASTILLOUX, her sisters Theresa KARBACZ, Edith MARTEL and Rita DAGENAIS. Also loved by her niece Lorraine ROY and her husband Gilbert, her nephew Marcel DAGENAIS and many other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, July 5th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Omar Temple No. 111 of the Daughters of the Nile will hold a service in the chapel Friday at 7: 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1 On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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KARCHER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-18 published
SHAW, Merrill (Charlie)
Merrill SHAW passed away at the Village Seniors Community on June 16th, 2008, in his 73rd year. He will be sadly missed by his wife Carolyn, daughters Debbie and husband Brian LESTER, Darlene KARCHER and friend Andrew NEULITZ, grand_sons and granddaughters, Derek LESTER, Shane and Brandy LESTER, Shawn and Carissa LESTER, Logan KARCHER and Alisha KARCHER, all of Hanover. He was predeceased by his parents Arnett and Mabel, brothers Stan and Ralph and sisters Helen (Ford) and Janet. Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover Thursday, June 19th from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, June 20th from 10: 00 a.m. followed by a memorial service with Rev. Alice WILSON at 11: 00 a.m. and reception with the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Society or the Hanover Barons. c/o Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover 519-364-3660.

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KARCHEWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-25 published
KARCHEWSKI, Motia
Peacefully on February 22, 2008, Motia KARCHEWSKI of Sarnia (formerly of London) in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Anton KARCHEWSKI (1994.) Loving mother of Nadia MAUTI (George) of Cambridge, Vera PARKER of London and George KARCHEWSKI (Cheryl) of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Paul, Michael, Steven, David, Lisa, Brandon, Kassandra and Sascha. Predeceased by her son Walter. Visitation will be held at Needham Funeral Service (520 Dundas Street, London) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Panachida will be held at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church (151 King Edward Ave) on Wednesday February 27th, 2008 at 10 a.m. Fr. Slawomir LOMASZIEWICZ officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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KARCZMAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-09 published
WANG, Norma Ruth (formerly LI, née LEE)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday 27 January 2008, aged 84, in The Villages, Florida. The daughter of James Suey and Avis LEE, she was born in Montreal, and married Z.J. Norman LI in 1947. She worked for numerous social service oganizations, notably as president of the Montreal Young Women's Christian Association and as chairperson of the Chinese Family Service of Greater Montreal.
Norma was predeceased by her first husband Norman LI and her siblings Eleanor LOR, Margaret LU, and Wilson LEE. She is survived by her second husband C.K. WANG of The Villages, Florida; her children Cynthia SCOTT (the late Jon SCOTT) of Enosburg Falls, Vermont, Janice LI (Tom KARCZMAR) of Stouffville, Ontario, Andrew LI (Akio NAKAJIMA) of Hong Kong, and Nelson LI (Nancy RAO) of Metuchen, N.J.; her siblings Dorothy HSI of San Francisco and Douglas LEE of Toronto; and her grandchildren Kate and Christine KARCZMAR, and Karen, Erica, and Isabel LI.
The funeral was held on Friday 1 February 2008 in The Villages, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Foundation of Lake and Sumter (http://www.hospicels.org/) or the American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/) would be gratefully accepted.
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KARFILIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-18 published
KARFILIS, James " Jim"
Peacefully passed away with dignity aged 81, on February 13, 2008, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. A husband of 61 years to his loving wife, Elsie, Jim was laid to rest in a private family ceremony on February 16th, 2008 at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. In addition to Elsie, family attendees included his son Richard and his wife Karen GUTHRIE and their two sons James and Dylan, who both attend Malvern Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Also in attendance was his daughter Nancy and her husband Bob DAVIS, of New York City and their daughter, Kate, who is attending the University of California-Santa Barbara. His grand_son, Christopher WAHL, his wife Ashley and Jim's first great-grandchild Charlie also attended the graveside ceremony. Jim is also survived by two other daughters, Jane and Peggy, and two other grandchildren, Lucas and Heidi. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Hospital for Sick Children in Jim's name.

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KARKAZIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-21 published
O'GRADY, M. James " Jim"
Born: July 25, 1936, Timmins, Ontario
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of the beloved husband of Helen Alexiade O'GRADY and cherished father of James (Jamey) O'GRADY. His devotion to our small family was surpassed only by his generous spirit which will always be with us. Jim was loved and respected as a brother by Colleen (Lawrence DUMVILLE), Faye (Don KUIAK) and Ken (Marlene BINNIE). He was pre-deceased by his parents Mary REDMOND and Harold and by his brother Terry. He was loved as a brother-in-law by Maria and Tasso KARKAZIS, Ariadne and Howard GRIBBLE and Anne NOTOF and as an uncle to many from Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and California. Born in Timmins, Ontario in 1936, Jim grew up in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. He was both a star athlete and an outstanding student in his youth, winning the All-Ontario Midget AAA Championship with the Noranda Toilers in 1951-52. He enjoyed full scholarships to Queen's University, Arts '57 and Law '61 and was awarded a Viscount Bennett Scholarship to The Harvard Law School (LL.M. '63). Before starting his legal practice, Jim was the Special Assistant to the Solicitor General of Canada, the Honourable Larry Pennel. For 46 years he practiced law in Ottawa with Solway, Wright, Houston, Greenberg, O'Grady and Morin and O'Grady and Associate. At the time of his death he was practicing with the firm of Burke-Robertson. In 1998 he was elected a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers. His career as a lawyer was characterized by the highest standards of professionalism, respect for those in need and unwavering dedication to his chosen profession. His service to the community included the office of President of the Consumer's Association of Canada and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Organization of Consumer's Unions. He was a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation Board of Arbitration. Jim's love of hockey was legendary including over 15 years as a coach in the Nepean Minor Hockey Association and a lifetime of preparation for the National Hockey League. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Thursday, May 22, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Notre Dame Cathedral, Sussex at St. Patrick on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. Donations in Jim's memory to a charity of your choice.

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KARKHECK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
CHRISTOPHERSON, Del
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 in his 85th year. Del CHRISTOPHERSON of Arkona, formerly of Pt. Edward. Del is predeceased by his loving wife Betty (1996.) Survived by his children David and Madeline CHRISTOPHERSON of London and Mary-Jane and Bill KARKHECK of Stratford. Sadly missed by his granddaughters Brianna and Taylor and Christen, Katie, Tina, Susie, Ellie and Cindy and his great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A graveside committal service will be held on Friday, May 23rd at 1 p.m. at Beechwood Cemetery in Forest. Donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd (Sarnia) or charity of your choice. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.dodgefuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home in Forest. In memory of Del, a living tribute has been planted. As the tree grows so will your memories. the Denning Family "I'll see you in my dreams"

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KARL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-17 published
HARRISON, Norman William
Of Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, formerly of Chesley, passed away in Nova Scotia on Saturday, April 12, 2008 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Patricia KENT (1991.) Loving father of Timothy (Sandy) of Brampton, Lynda (Les) JANKE of Williamsford, Patrick of Aurora, Norman (Patricia) of Chesley, Loraine (Rob) KARL of Hanover, Andrew (Julie) of Peabody and Kelly (Jan) of Elmwood. Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Stephanie, Charlie, Jennifer, Jay, Vaughn, Amanda, Leanne, Cody, Tyler, Emma, Ben, Liam and Ashley as well as great-grand_son Gavyn. He will be fondly remembered by his son-in-law Bruce VICKERS of Newmarket; Judy LOUKRAS of Peterborough; dearest Friends Gordon and Cathy BOUTILIER of Sheet Harbour and his canine companion Purdy. Predeceased by his daughter Jo-Ann VICKERS; sons Basil and Michael; sister Jean TODD; and his parents, William and Isabelle (BROWN) HARRISON. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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KARL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-09 published
HOLME, Jeanne Dorothy Amelia (PAETZ)
After a lifetime of serving her Lord by her many works at Trinity Lutheran Church, and her devotion to her family, Jeanne Dorothy Amelia HOLME (PAETZ,) answered her Lord's call after a valiant battle with cancer on March 7th, 2008. Loved and remembered by her husband Robert of 57 years, along with their daughters Deborah HOLME and Heather and Doug ELLIS. Her spirit will be carried on in her grandchildren Sarah and Cameron GRIFFIN, Naomi and Gregory McCULLOCH and her cherished great-grand_son Tavis. Always close to her heart are her siblings Robert and Lucille PAETZ, Gary and the late Carol TANNER, Susan PAETZ, Eloise KARL and her much thought-of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell), on Sunday March 9th, 7-9 p.m. Monday March 10th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will continue on March 11th at 10 a.m. with Service following at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 746 Colborne St. The Rev. James GAREY officiant. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jeanne to Trinity Lutheran Church - T.L. Ristine Bursary, Schuller Library Fund, or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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KARLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-05 published
WILLIAMSON, Edward John Arthur
Of R.R.#1 Cargill, passed away at Victoria Hospital, London on Monday, March 3, 2008 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Marion (HUCKLE.) Loving father of Margaret and Charles STARK, Doctor Susan and Doctor Clifford WEAVER, all of Peterborough, David and Sharon of R.R.#1 Mar. Cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren and their families. He will be missed by his daughter-in-law Jean of Port Hardy, British Columbia; brother Alfred of Wiarton; sister Lillian KARLEY of Kitchener; mother-in-law Alma HUCKLE of Walkerton, brother-in-law Ralph and Shirley HUCKLE of R.R.#1 Hanover, and sister-in-law Joan and Gerald POPKEY of High River, Alberta. Predeceased by his son Rodger; brothers George and Emerson; father-in-law John HUCKLE and parents William and Christina (MARGRUM) WILLIAMSON. At Ed's request there will be no services. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be made through the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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KARLSSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-02 published
KARLSSON, Catherine Ena (née MAGEE)
At Acton on Friday, March 28, 2008, of Langley, British Columbia in her 38th year. Beloved wife of Joel KARLSSON. Loving mother of Adam and Noah. Fondly remembered by parents George and Frances MAGEE of Acton. She will be greatly missed by brothers Steven (Kim) COLLINS of Belewart, Jamie of Whistler and sisters Ellen of Acton and Laura of Surrey, British Columbia. Aunt of Daniel, Chloe and Victoria. Special niece of Ruth GEDDIS of Chatham. Dearest granddaughter of the late Cecil and Josie MAGEE. The family will receive Friends at the Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia, on Friday, April 4, from 11: 00 a.m. until the time of service. Service at 1 p.m. Cremation. Spring interment Salem Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Gentle Shepherd Youth Pastoral Care.
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KARLSSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-02 published
KARLSSON, Catherine Ena (née MAGEE)
At Acton on Friday, March 28, 2008, of Langley, British Columbia, in her 38th year. Beloved wife of Joel KARLSSON. Loving mother of Adam and Noah. Fondly remembered by parents George and Frances MAGEE of Acton. She will be greatly missed by brothers Steven (Kim) COLLINS of Belewart, Jamie of Whistler, British Columbia, and sisters Ellen of Acton and Laura of Surrey, British Columbia. Aunt of Daniel, Chloe and Victoira. Special niece of Ruth GEDDIS of Chatham. Dearest granddaughter of the late Cecil and Josie MAGEE. The family will receive Friends at the Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia, on Friday, April 4, from 11: 00 a.m. until the time of service. Service at 1 p.m. Cremation. Spring interment Salem Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Gentle Shepherd Youth Pastoral Care.

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KARN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-05 published
HELLYER, Darlene Marie (née KARN)
Peacefully with her family by her side, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Friday morning, January 4th, 2008. Darlene Marie HELLYER (née KARN,) of Owen Sound, in her 50th year. Dearly beloved wife of William (Bill) HELLYER. Loving mother of Jason (Nicole) HELLYER, of Wiarton and Justin (Trina) HELLYER, of Hepworth. Proud grandmother of William, Makayla and Trey HELLYER. Dear sister of Marilyn (Ben) BROWN, of Petawawa, Larry (Marilyn) KARN, of Windsor, Leone RINGEL, of Owen Sound, Linda (Al) LEONARD, of Windsor, Phyllis VAN- NIEDEK, of Kingston, Jerry (Barb) KARN, of Windsor, Jack (Anne) KARN, of Fergus, Karen (Bill) JONES, of Shallow Lake, Sharen (Wayne) HEWITSON, of Walter's Falls, Terry (Lynn Stewart) KARN, of Shallow Lake and Sammie (Paula McGUINNESS) KARN, of Shallow Lake. Dear daughter-in-law of Mary HELLYER of Wiarton. Darlene will be sadly missed by her in-laws, Carol (Ron) BAIN, of Wiarton, Nancy (Rick) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, of Lion's Head, Jim (Carol SPRUNG) HELLYER, Kathy (Rick) GLASSCO, Ray (Debbie) HELLYER, Tracy (Jim) PORTER and Penny (Brian) MEPSTED, all of Wiarton. Predeceased by her parents, Sam and Elda KARN and her father-in-law, Roy HELLYER. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario (519-376-7492) on Sunday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. only. A Funeral Service for Darlene HELLYER will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, January 7th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, as your expression of sympathy.

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KARN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-26 published
ALJOE, William James
Suddenly as the result of an accident on Sunday, March 23, 2008. “Bill” ALJOE of Hanover, formerly of Durham in his 81st year. Husband of the late Isabelle (née STODDART.) Loved father of Gregory (Virginia WATTS) of Waterloo and Milford Bay, Suzanne (Gerald) of Owen Sound and Michele DOUCET of Waterloo. Sadly missed by grandchildren Michael and Krista KARN, Steven and Lori KARN, Stacey and Jeff GOLDIE, 5 great-grandchildren and sisters Evelyn PATTERSON, Helen SMITH and Ada (Harry) STYLES all of Durham, Beatrice (Hartmut) RIDDERBUSCH and Sharon BURGESS all of Hanover, Lorna (William) ZADUK of Guelph, and Doreen FRYER and Norma BARRETT both of Collingwood. Predeceased by three children Carol, James and Mary and brothers Vernon, Arthur and Murray. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Durham at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Durham Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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KARN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-11 published
PHILLIPS, Dorreta Georgina (née KARN)
Of Chesley, passed away at Elgin Abbey, Chesley on Thursday, April 10, 2008 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Ivor C. PHILLIPS. Dear mother of Dale and her husband Russ WILCOX of Waterloo, Bruce of Coldwater and Brian of Chesley. Loving grandmother of Tanya, Sean, Amanda, Brinley, Evan, Carissa (Shawn) and Victoria. Dear sister of Beatrice HATTEN, Lorraine (Lionel) NESBITT, Harold (Violet) KARN, Alvin (Betty) KARN, Dean (Betty) KARN and Larry (Ruth) KARN as well as sister-in-law of Bernice and Betty. Predeceased by her brothers Gordon and Wilmer, sisters Luella KUHL, Alvena KUHL and Viola JACKSON and her parents, Harry and Elizabeth (WEPPLER) KARN. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 14, 2008 at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, Chesley at 2 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Saint Mark's Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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KARN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-17 published
WETTLAUFER, Dianne (née ALLISON)
At Parkwood Hospital, London on Sunday, March 16th, 2008 Dianne (ALLISON) WETTLAUFER of Rodney and formerly of London in her 65th year. Beloved wife of the late Richard WETTLAUFER. Dear mother of Darrin WETTLAUFER and his wife Janice of London and Michelle MILBURN and her husband John of Rodney. Also loved by her granddaughter Abigail MILBURN. Dear sister of Larry ALLISON and Chic WILMER and her husband Roger (Jimmy) all of London. Dear sister-in-law of Larry NICHOLLS of Gravenhurst, Gerry and Pat GEPP of Welland, Ron and Joyce WETTLAUFER of Mount Forest, Rita MEYERS, David and Lynn WETTLAUFER, Stephen WETTLAUFER, Tim and Nancy WETTLAUFER all of Woodstock and Mary Ellen ALLISON of London. Predeceased by her parents David Sr. and Marjorie ALLISON and her brother David ALLISON. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, March 19th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Robert KARN officiating. Cremation, Mount Pleasant Crematorium, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or Mocha Shriners Pediatric Orthopedic Telemedicine Service, 468 Colborne Street, London, Ontario N6B 2T3. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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KARN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-14 published
HEDBERG, Wilfred Ira
At Victoria Hospital London, on Sunday July 13, 2008, Wilfred Ira HEDBERG of Thamesford and a long time member the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #557 in his 53rd year. son of the late Burnell HEDBERG and his wife the late Winona June (KARN.) Dear brother of Linda HEDBERG and Rosemary (George) MADDOCK, both of Tillsonburg, Robert (Wendy) of Saint Marys and Karl (Barb) of Miller Lake. Also survived by brother-in-law Austin WHITTLE of Thamesford and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Shirley and Barbara. Resting at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street Thamesford. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Private family interment Zion 7th line Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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KARN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-16 published
FORD, Laura Jean Ford (McWAIN)
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys, at the age of 73. Beloved wife of the late John Henry Lawrence FORD (November 17, 1984). Mother of Donald FORD and wife Linda (Button), Bev FORD and Ross HERN, Margaret FORD and John BENNING and David FORD and wife Sheila HAUSLEITNER. Grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of four. Sister of Velma KARN and Dorothy ROYELS. Also survived by Darlene FORD (WILKER.) Predeceased by son John Henry FORD Jr. (September 18, 1997) The Memorial Service will be conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. with visiting 1 hour prior. Deacon Mark STAGG officiating. Burial of cremated remains to follow in Harrington Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kingsway Lodge Life Care or to the charity of choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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KAROLEMEAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
KAROLEMEAS, Panagiotis " Peter"
From the village of Stoupa outside Kalamata, Greece, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at the age of 71 years at Parkwood Hospital in London, Ontario. Peter will be sadly missed by his loving children Tom and Maria. He will be forever remembered by his loving sister Noula, her husband Bob KALDIS and their sons John and Angelo. He is survived by his mother Maria KAROLEMEAS, his brothers John (Maria,) George (Ourania) and Gus and his sisters Nitsa (Takis), Voula (Bill), Toula (Vasilis) all of Greece and Frideriki of Montreal. Peter will also be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and dear Friends. Predeceased by his father Athanassios and his sister-in-law Ana KAROLEMEAS. Visitation will be at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Sunday, July 20th from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday, July 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road W. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Prayers will be held in the chapel Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Peter Karolemeas.

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KAROLL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
MYERS, Thelma Tilly (née SHULMAN)
(August 28, 1926-March 16, 2008)
At North York General Hospital. Thelma MYERS, devoted daughter of the late Dora and Joseph SHULMAN. Loving mother of Arlene. Dear sister of Rose BIRNBAUM, Jerry SHULMAN, and the late Edith SCHWARTZ, Sally BLANC, Harry SHULMAN, Florence KAROLL, and Dale CASTLE. Devoted aunt to many nieces and nephews. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, March 19th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community section. Shiva 33 Orchard View Blvd., #1718. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333.

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KARPEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
MIRSKY, Ruth
On Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Baycrest. Ruth MIRSKY, beloved wife of the late Irving MIRSKY. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Rena and Len GILL, Crissy and Rod KARPEL, and David MIRSKY. Devoted grandmother of Jesse, Adam, Noah, Leah, Eli, Aaron, and Emily. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Wednesday, January 16th at 12 noon. Interment Adath Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 15 Ormsby Crescent. Memorial donations may be made to Baycrest Alzheimer's Fund at 416 785-2875.

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KARR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
SMITH, Margaret " Evelyn" (McNALLY)
Peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, Margaret "Evelyn" (McNALLY) SMITH, age 93 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Foster "Royden" SMITH (1999.) Loving mother of Linda (Les) MOIR, Elizabeth (Bob) HALEY, and William SMITH. Cherished grandmother of Keith MOIR, Melissa (Shawn) KARR, Paula (Trevor) McKINLAY, Brad (Paula) HALEY, Cory (Ehryn TORRELL) HALEY, Blair SMITH, and Jennette (Jay) SMITH. Great-grandmother of Haley McKINLAY. Evelyn will be missed by her extended family Kevin, Sarah, Rachel, and Emily McSWAIN and Jen and Connor MacLEAN. Survived by sisters Adeline SWAN of Inwood and Annie Mae WALLIS of Chatham. Predeceased by brothers Garnet and Ross McNALLY. The family would like to thank Betty RIGBY and the staff of Marshall Gowland Manor for their devoted care and support. Family and Friends will be received on Friday, July 11, 2008, from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at 2: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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KARRAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-03 published
SANDLER, Gary R.
The world has lost a wonderful humanitarian, one of the first recipients of the Courage to Come Back Awards, a tremendous role model for children and others with disabilities and an inspiration to all whose lives he touched. Gary passed away on July 1st, 2008 and is at peace after a long and courageous 35 year struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. He will remain forever in the hearts of his loving and beloved family. Husband of Vida SANDLER. son of Fay and Al SANDLER. Father of Daniel, Randy and fiancee Krystal ANSTEY. Stepfather of Katharine and Tony KARRAM. Brother of Shelle and Marvin KALCHMAN, Lori SANDLER and fiance Mark WULFUND. Fond uncle of Marissa, Hayley, Stacey, Josh, Zack and Emily. Grandfather of Sebastien, Alexander and Sareena. Special thanks to his devoted caregivers Klodo, Rupert, Jay and Wayne. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W. (between Yonge and Bathurst). Interment to follow at Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at 3600 Yonge Street, Apt. 731, Thursday until 9 p.m. and Sunday-Tuesday from 1-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Toronto 416-967-3033.

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KARSCH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-02 published
KARSCH, Andy
In loving memory of a dear son, brother and uncle, Andy, who left us suddenly April 4, 1998.
Within our hearts we always keep a special place for you.
And try to do our best to live as you would want us to.
We think of you, dear Andy our hearts still filled with pain
This world would be a heaven could we hear your voice again.
Although we smile and make no fuss
no one misses you more than us.
And when old times we oft recall,
it's then we miss you most of all.
- You will live forever in our hearts,
Love Mom, Gerry, Bernie, Steve and families.
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KARSTENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-21 published
GODDARD, Doris Labelle (formerly DETTMER, née HAY)
Peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Doris Labelle (HAY) (DETTMER) GODDARD, of Hensall and formerly of Exeter, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Herman DETTMER (1982) and the late Doctor John GODDARD (1998.) Dear mother of Joan and Peter KARSTENS of R.R.#2 Zurich, Jane and Sam Brady of R.R.#2 Centralia, David DETTMER of R.R.#2 Centralia and Steven DETTMER of Exeter. Loving grandmother of Anthony and Jenny HUMPHREYS, Sara-Jane Dettmer HAINES and Jake Dettmer HAINES and great-grandmother of Avigail and Adelaide HUMPHREYS. Fondly remembered by the Doctor John GODDARD family, Beth and Doug JAMIESON (Scott JAMIESON, Heather and Christine ALLEN- JAMIESON and their son Evan,) Peg and Dennis MOCK (Jeff and Donna and their children Elliot, Georgia and Jackson,) John GODDARD and MoHon Ang and Joan GODDARD and Peter Henry. Sadly missed by her sister Pat COOK and husband Doug of Hensall and her many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters and their husbands Hazel and Harold MURRAY and Mabel and Victor JEFFREY. Her sense of humour, unconditional love, and gentle spirit will hold her close in the hearts of family and Friends forever. As an artist, her paintings reflected her love of nature and Huron County. Cremation. A Celebration of Doris' Life will be held at a later date. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or South Huron Hospital Building Fund. (J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, Zurich entrusted with arrangements). Condolences forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Doris Goddard.

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KARTECHNER o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-25 published
GLASSER, William John
William John GLASSER, beloved husband of the former Melva HOLLAND of Neustadt, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre in Walkerton on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at the age of 89 years.
He is survived by a brother, Helmuth GLASSER of Neustadt, brother- and sisters-in-law Isobel and Harvey HOLLAND of Hanover, Florence GLASSER of Neustadt and Gertie ZIMMERMAN of Hanover. Also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Predeceased by two sisters, Edna WALTER and Marjorie MEPHAM, and two brothers, Leon and Norman GLASSER.
Friends were received at the Garrett Funeral Chapel in Neustadt until the morning of Friday, January 18, 2008 then to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Neustadt for funeral services at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Hanover Cemetery. Reverend David WUNDERLICH officiated.
The pallbearers were Jeffrey KARTECHNER, Ken GLASSER, Jim DIEBEL, Jeremy GLASSER, Terry MacHINA and Nick GLASSER. The flower bearers were Chris GLASSER, Mark DIEBEL, Rachelle BECKER, Ron MacHINA and Brandon GLASSER.

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KARUKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
MATHIESEN, Elviine " Elli" (née SARAPUU)
Born May 28, 1913 in Paatsalu, Estonia. Died January 29, 2008 in Toronto. Predeceased by devoted husband Ruudi. Loving mother and mother-in-law to Urve KARUKS, Ulo AMBUS (Helbe,) and Tiiu AMBUS. Grandmother to Alar, Linda (Ilmar,) Karen (Mike,) Ingrid (Dan), Lisa (Tony), and Raul. Great-grandmother to Kairi and Andreas. Funeral service to be held Tuesday February 5th at 11 a.m. at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto.

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KARY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
FINLAY, William John (1930-2008)
Retired Vice President and Sales Manager - Strathcona Paper Company
Bill passed away peacefully at Saint Mary's of the Lake in Kingston, Ontario, on July 4, 2008. He leaves his wife, Marjorie DIBB, after 53 years of a very happy marriage. He is also survived by his brother Edward and his children, Bruce (Marjorie) Napanee, Anne (Alan KARY) Toronto, Julie (Rod LANCEFIELD) Kanata and Donald FINLAY, Aurora, Ontario. Bill was a devoted family man whose greatest joy was to be surrounded by his children and his grandchildren, the Lancefield boys, Andy, Bobby and Steven, The Karys, Abigail Joy (Abbie) and Sam, and William James (Jamie) FINLAY. Bill was the fourth generation of a paper-making family and when the Company was sold in 1974 to the Roman Corporation it was the end of an era. It was the last of the independent family-owned mills of its kind in Canada. Bill stayed on with the Roman Corp. as a Vice President and Sales Manager until his retirement in 1988. He grew up in the village of Strathcona and graduated from Queen's University, Science '54 (Mechanical) and the Western School of Business, London, Ontario. Bill took a keen interest in Masonry and was a life member and Past Master of Union Lodge No. 9, Frontenac District. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1981/82 and for many years enjoyed the camaraderie of the 81ders. He was a firm believer in Community involvement and for several years ser ved on the Board of Governors of the Lennox and Addington General Hospital and was past Chairman, he was the founding Chair of the Hospital Foundation. His Faith and his Church were very important to Bill and he attended and actively supported Trinity United Church in Napanee for over 50 years. His sense of humour, quick wit and inexhaustible supply of puns will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family is truly grateful for the support and care of so many, Doctor SOSNOWSKI and Doctor STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Community Care Access Centre, St. Elizabeth Heath Care Nurses, and 'We Care' Health Services. Friends will be received at the Wartman Funeral Home, 448 Camden Road at Newburgh Road, Napanee (613-354-3722), on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Union Lodge No. 9 Masonic Memorial Service will be held Monday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Service from Trinity United Church (25 Bridge Street East at John Street), on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Reception in the Church Hall following the Funeral Service. Cremation with interment at Riverside Cemetery, Napanee, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Kingston Regional Cancer Clinic, the Lennox and Addington General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by Bill's family.

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