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KOLB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-30 published
Rebellious writer returned from Paris and helped install French in Toronto schools
Raised on the Sawdust Trail, he learned oratory from his bishop father but strayed far from his religious roots
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- When Clayton DERSTINE was 9, he joined his father on the Sawdust Trail, a trek across the Deep South made by Christian evangelists during the Depression. C.F. DERSTINE, a Mennonite bishop from Kitchener, Ontario, headlined for Billy Graham while his son ran errands inside the crowded tents. Clay listened to his father preach to hardbitten farmers, sometimes for up to five hours at a time, and learned some of his oratory skills.
Years later, Mr. DERSTINE put those skills to work in a campaign of his own - an effort to have French-language education taught in Toronto's public schools. In the process, he discovered a style of proselytizing much more to his liking.
Mr. DERSTINE helped create the first French public school in Toronto. He also chaired the Toronto Board of Education's French language advisory committee, was instrumental in creating the Francophone Educational Planning Council for the Toronto Region, and co-ordinated the Ontario Coalition for Language Rights. The impact of his vision and the breadth of his labour is still felt in several Toronto communities.
Clayton DERSTINE was the oldest child born to Bishop DERSTINE's Canadian family and Mary Elizabeth KOLB. It was his father's second family - he had previously had three children with a first wife in Pennsylvania. His mother kept strictly to her tasks at the church but later in life was sometimes seen loosening her kerchief and cruising down the streets of Kitchener in a black car. Clayton was a bright boy but couldn't keep his mind on his lessons. He slid into all kinds of mischief - a rough beginning for a boy whose father had penned well-thumbed sermons with the titles "The path to noble manhood" and "Hell's playground: theatres and movies."
During Bishop DERSTINE's revival meetings, one of Clay's jobs was to lean across a five-foot wooden scroll and wind it along, displaying the images as his father told the Mennonite history of the world. After the meetings, devout women who had stood in the hot sun all day prepared supper for them, sometimes dripping sweat into the mashed potatoes. Clay didn't like that too much - he politely asked for a couple of boiled eggs and peeled the shells himself. A rebel from the start, he continued on this path and later exhibited some particularly curious eccentricities, drawing him far from his rural, religious roots.
He was a football hero during high school, a force to be feared on the field. But he was a bookish jock, preferring Dickens and Descartes over retelling stories from the game. His yearbook included comments about his tackling and running, as well as how he tended to "sling around a mean vocabulary."
In 1949, after graduating from Waterloo Lutheran University (later Wilfred Laurier) with a degree in English literature, he went to graduate school at the University of Toronto, studying under Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan. He spent hours at the Royal York Hotel's King Cole Room, discussing great shifts in intellectual thought with his mentors and fellow protégés. These conversations became a launching pad for him as a thinker and a writer. His problem was that his intellect and ambition never quite met up with a solid body of discipline. As a writer, he was often mired in esoteric dreaming. He dropped out of school in 1951 and looked for the cheapest route to Paris.
For the next seven years, he lived in a tiny top-floor garret with a view of Notre Dame, no doubt aware of the cliché but succumbing to its charms regardless. He surrounded himself with Scotch, cigarettes and a steady supply of black notebooks, in which he inked his impressions of the city. If he wasn't in his room writing, he was in cafés discovering the particular flavours of French society, and sometimes sponging work off his new Friends. He was an office boy for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for a few years, then hired to do translations. If the French words didn't come easily enough, he'd pop into Café de Flore on Boulevard Saint-Germain to swallow un petit jaune (pastis) and ask someone to help fill in the blanks.
During this period, he dated Mariel CLARMONT, a Parisian he met in one of the cafés. She gave birth to their daughter, Julie, just before he returned to Canada in 1958. Mr. DERSTINE held Julie at birth but then did not see her again until she turned 21, by agreement with Mariel.
In the meantime, Mr. DERSTINE returned home to life in the basement of his parents' Kitchener home. It wasn't long before he met and fell in love with Joyce CARTER, a young reporter at the Record newspaper. The couple moved to Toronto, where Ms. CARTER went to work for The Globe and Mail. After they had lived together for a few years, they were married by Bishop DERSTINE in their living room, his hands shaking so much from Parkinson's disease that he could hardly hold the Bible. His son reached out and took his father's hand to steady it.
In 1965, their son Dirk was born and Mr. DERSTINE became a stay-at-home father, a rarity then. He also worked as a freelancer, consulting with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on a series about Mennonite history and writing book reviews for The Globe. He also kept busy working on Treegodspace, a memoir loosely based on his Paris notebooks.
"This book is written mostly either from a sofa just inside the window, or from a canvas chaise, shuffled regularly to follow the sun's patches across the lawn. If it's 3 p.m. I'm beside the lilies," he wrote. In this dense, impressionistic book, Mr. DERSTINE embarked on a journey to see where he would wind up - as he put it, "To see the macrocosm in the microcosm."
He was deeply committed to his writing project and continued, season after season, pumping out the words, certain that he'd eventually find an appreciative audience. He once left the manuscript on Dennis Lee's doorstep, hoping the Toronto writer would find it a good home. But after repeated rejections from publishers, Mr. DERSTINE mourned for a while, then bounced back with a new vigour for an old passion: the French language.
Inspired by Pierre Trudeau's move toward bilingualism and multiculturalism, Mr. DERSTINE also believed strongly in Canadians speaking both official languages. But during the late 1970s, Toronto students could immerse themselves in French only at expensive private schools or through the separate school system.
Mr. DERSTINE set about finding a more inclusive solution. In 1972, he helped create the first French public school in Toronto, École Gabrielle-Roy, named after the Manitoba writer. Five years later, Mr. DERSTINE was involved in forming a French secondary-school module at Jarvis Collegiate. Beginning in 1977, he served for eight years as vice-chair and then chair of the French Language Advisory Committee at the Toronto School Board.
"Clay was one of those unique individuals," said Tony SILIPO, a trustee on the Toronto School Board in the early 1990s and another member of the committee. "As an anglophone parent, he was one of the most fervent proponents of French-language education in the city. He lived it. He believed in it so strongly."
According to Pat Case, who also served on the board, Mr. DERSTINE was a strong proponent of multiculturalism who threw in his lot with the other minority communities seeking recognition to "come in from the margins." French wasn't just for Quebeckers, he understood, but for immigrants from countries such as Haiti, Senegal and the Ivory Coast.
In the late 1980s, the paradigm shifted. French school boards replaced the advisory board; Mr. DERSTINE served on the new body until he was defeated at the polls in 1992. From that point on, his world mostly consisted of life in a West Toronto neighbourhood, where neighbours would spot him reading the morning paper on his front porch or walking his dog with a crusty baguette tucked under his arm.
Clayton DERSTINE was born July 1, 1928, in Kitchener, Ontario He died March 21, 2008, in Toronto after a stroke. He was 79. He is survived by wife, Joyce CARTER, and children Dirk DERSTINE, of Toronto, and Julie SAAVEDRA, of Paris.

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KOLGAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-02-20 published
KUTSCHENREITER, Karl Jr.
Karl KUTSCHENREITER, Jr. was born on January 9, 1950 in Pichling, Austria. He was the first-born child of Juliana (AMENT) and Karl KUTSCHENREITER. A couple of years later the family grew with the addition of his little sister Wilma. He lived in Austria until May 25, 1955 when Julie, Karl Jr. and Wilma travelled to Canada by boat to Montreal and then by train to Toronto where they joined Karl Sr. who had been in Toronto making it possible for the rest of the family to join him.
The KUTSCHENREITERs lived in Toronto from 1955-1959 at which time they moved to Shrigley; by December of 1959 they moved to the family farm on Highway 10.
Karl attended public school at S.S.#4 at Victoria Corners. He attended the Dundalk High School and Grey Highlands Secondary School. Karl attended Humber College and studied as a heavy equipment diesel mechanic - an education that he used for the rest of his working years.
He had three children: Kyle, Shannon and Tanya.
Karl settled on his property at R.R.#3 Flesherton around 1989, where he lived until his death.
Karl held various jobs, which included: heavy equipment operator, equipment repair, mechanic, welder, pond builder and truck driver. Karl was a man that could operate anything with a diesel engine. He was a kid that never grew up - always playing with his toys in the dirt.
He will be remembered by others for his young "Elvis" hair, his motorcycle days and his willingness to help a friend out no matter what. Karl enjoyed being with Friends in the outdoors, both hunting and fishing.
Karl KUTSCHENREITER Jr. passed away at Centre Grey Hospital in Markdale on February 12, 2008.
Minister was Greg GOHEEN (nephew;) Assistant Minister was Ken McGOWAN; Eulogy was given by Tim GOHEEN (nephew.) Pallbearers were Shannon KOLGAN (son,) Daryl VERDON (son-in-law,) Ron GOHEEN (brother-in-law,) Joe SCHERMAUL (cousin,) Cecil HUNTER (friend,) Perry OKSMAN (friend.) Flowerbearers were Tanya KYLE (daughter,) Alexis VERDON (granddaughter.)
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KOLK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-12 published
He was the 'king of real estate' who kick-started Toronto film festival
After retiring 'at the top of his game,' he made a trip to France and happened on Cannes and its film fête. Thus inspired, he returned home to help launch one of his own
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S10
A lawyer who made serious money in real-estate deals in the 1950s and 1960s, Dusty COHL was seduced by the movie business and spent the last 40 years schmoozing backers, stars and directors. Tall and lanky, with a grizzled beard and an ear-to-ear grin, and wearing his trademark black cowboy hat festooned with shiny pins and badges and outré T-shirt, he appeared to be the epitome of louche.
In fact, the film producer and co-founder of the Toronto International Film Festival was a family man who remained married for more than 50 years to the girl he met in high school. He was also a genial and supportive father figure to many fledgling producers, directors and programmers in the Canadian film business.
"He was unconventional in his ideas and his dress, but he wasn't unconventional in his living habits and his loyalties," said film and television producer Ted KOTCHEFF. "He was the very heart and soul of the Canadian film industry and the most lovable man that I have ever met, hands down," said Mr. KOTCHEFF, who had known Mr. COHL "longer than anybody," dating back to summer camp in the mid-1940s.
"Dusty broke the mould of the bland, boring, polite Canadian, which was very important in the early days [of the Toronto film festival]," said public-relations consultant Helga STEPHENSON, who began working for Toronto International Film Festival in 1978 and was executive director from the mid-1980s until the early 1990s.
"With his huge sense of fun and flair, he helped a lot in getting critics and filmmakers here," she said. "Once they got here, they discovered it was a superb film festival, with an incredible audience, and that Toronto was a great place to be. But getting them here was the trick - and then he would entertain them once they were here."
Murray (Dusty) COHL was born on Euclid Street in Toronto in the same year as the stock-market crash on Wall Street. His father, Karl, was a Communist who worked as a house painter, a union organizer and, ultimately, as an insurance agent, while his mother, Lillian, sold bed linens at Eaton's, according to Brian D. Johnson in Brave Films, Wild Nights: 25 years of Festival Fever.
An only child, he attended Charles G. Fraser elementary school and Camp Naivelt (New World), a Bolshevik Jewish summer camp west of Toronto, from the age of 5. It was at camp that he shed his hated first name and acquired the nickname Dusty. Another camper, Harris Black, was called Blacky, and the kids decided that Murray COHL should be Dusty, as in coal dust.
"He was my camp counsellor," said Mr. KOTCHEFF, who attended Camp Naivelt from 1943 through 1945. "He was my boyhood hero." What Mr. KOTCHEFF loved about Dusty were the same qualities that have always captured people's affections: "He was so full of good humour and intelligence, and he was a born non-conformist. Even back then, he was unconventional in his dress, which appeals to young people." Dusty let his T-shirt hang outside his shorts while the other counsellors were all tucked in.
"He had his own style," said Mr. KOTCHEFF, who also has a much darker memory from those days: seeing his hero "ejected" from camp in the summer of 1945 after a "kangaroo court" found him guilty of being an "anarchist Trotskyite" - at 16. "He always saw that as a very amusing incident in his life, but that was Dusty. He was dedicated to following his own vision of things. He was an original."
After public school, he went to Harbord Collegiate from 1941 to 1947. That's where he met Joan CAIRN, although she says she knew of him from Camp Naivelt. When he asked her to dance, she felt very comfortable in his arms, and thought he might be "the one." After high school, he went to the University of Toronto, earning a bachelor of arts degree in 1950. On December 23, 1951, he and Joan married (they just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary) and eventually had three children, Robert, Karen and Steven.
After the U of T, he entered Osgoode Hall Law School, coming first in his class one year and graduating with a law degree in 1954. For most of the next 20 years, Mr. COHL worked as a zoning and real-estate lawyer, putting together land parcels and property developments in Toronto and Florida. He was "tremendously successful," according to his close friend, film producer Barry Avrich, but retired from the business "at the top of his game" when people starting referring to him as "the king of real estate."
In 1964, he and his wife were holidaying in the south of France and she suggested they visit Cannes. By chance, they found a parking place in front of the Carlton Hotel, ordered a drink on the terrace and "saw and felt the pulse of the action" of the annual film festival, which happened to be on at the same time. "I was like a kid falling into Disneyland," he said later. It was another four years before they returned to Cannes, but, from then on, they were regulars at its film festival.
In 1973, he met William (Bill) MARSHALL, a filmmaker and communications whiz who had helped propel David Crombie into the Toronto mayor's office in 1972 and was then working as his executive assistant. Both Mr. MARSHALL and Mr. COHL have claimed credit for the idea of launching a film festival in Toronto; what is certainly true is that they both embraced the concept as enthusiastically as seals sliding down water slides.
After visiting film festivals in Berlin and Atlanta, the two men went to Cannes, where they rented a suite at the Carlton, ensconced themselves in the bar on the terrace and started schmoozing. "Dusty was the only person I knew in Canada who had actually been to Cannes in those days," Mr. MARSHALL recollected in a telephone interview.
"There were only about six of us making movies," he said. "We wanted a film festival [in Toronto] because foreign people might come and we'd get to sell our movies." Henk VAN DER KOLK (Mr. MARSHALL's partner in a company they enthusiastically called the Film Consortium of Canada) was the managing director of the festival, Mr. MARSHALL was the executive director, and Mr. COHL was "the accomplice." As such, he was to schmooze and, in Mr. MARSHALL's estimation, there was nobody better at talking, bringing people together and creating a buzz.
In October of 1976, they launched the Toronto International Film Festival at the Ontario Place Cinesphere on a budget of about $500,000, half of which was in goods and services. That first year, they wantonly courted Warren Beatty through a Toronto cousin, but he failed to show. Unexpectedly, Jeanne Moreau and Dino De Laurentiis did. And they had a bit of luck by screening Cousin, Cousine, which was later nominated for three Academy Awards.
In 1978, they defied the then-powerful but now-defunct Ontario Censor Board by showing an uncut version of In Praise of Older Women, based on Stephen Vizinczey's bestseller, and almost caused a riot by handing out 4,000 passes to a screening at a cinema that only seated 1,000. The overflow crowd engendered one of the slick-talking Mr. MARSHALL's more elusive qualifiers: "We're not oversold. We're just over-attended."
After three years, Mr. COHL and Mr. MARSHALL retreated and Wayne CLARKSON became the first of several professional managers of the burgeoning festival.
In addition to Toronto International Film Festival, which has long been one of the top film festivals in the world, Mr. COHL put his "accomplice" skills to work, co-producing feature films such as Outrageous! - based on a short story by Margaret Gibson (obituary, March 15, 2006) and starring her friend, impersonator Craig Russell - and The Circle Game. He was a consulting producer on The Last Mogul, Rush: Grace Under Pressure Tour, Guilty Pleasure, The Extraordinary World of Dominick Dunne and Bowfire and was executive producer of The Scales of Justice, which began on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio in the 1980s and was aired on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television from 1991 to 1995. Hosted by lawyer Edward GREENSPAN, it featured docudramas based on real cases in Canadian criminal law.
Mr. COHL also worked with his cousin, rock promoter Michael COHL, famous for organizing tours for the Rolling Stones and other pop stars, on a concert series on cable television in the 1980s called First Choice Rocks. Less successfully, the two COHLs worked with basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain in an attempt to bring an National Basketball Association franchise to Toronto. "I miss him already," Michael COHL said yesterday. "He was great."
In 1990, Mr. COHL started the Floating Film Festival, an almost annual, luxury Caribbean cruise featuring films programmed by critics such as Roger Ebert, Richard Corliss and George Anthony. The Floating Film Festival combined the best elements of "the smallness of Telluride, the warmth of Toronto and the glamour of Cannes," according to Mr. COHL. It even had its own emblematic T-shirt depicting an art deco-style cruise ship flying a flag with a cowboy hat inspired by Mr. COHL's black Stetson. The 10th edition of the Floating Film Festival, which will sail from Los Angeles on February 25, is dedicated to Mr. COHL and features a tribute to actress Gena Rowlands.
Mr. COHL was also a member of the founding board of Canada's Walk of Fame, which, since its inception in 1998, has celebrated the achievements of more than 100 music, arts and sports celebrities, including Wayne Gretzky, Karen Kain, Gordon Pinsent and Kiefer Sutherland, by encasing their names in a slab of cement on the sidewalks in the entertainment district. In May of 2003, Mr. COHL was invested into the Order of Canada for "his pride in Canadian talent" and his "desire to celebrate our achievements."
Late last fall, he was diagnosed with liver cancer.
Murray (Dusty) COHL was born in Toronto on February 21, 1929. He died at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre of liver cancer on January 11, 2007. He was 78. Mr. COHL is survived by his wife, Joan, three children and five grandchildren. There will be a private family funeral followed by a public celebration of his life at a later date.

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KOLLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-20 published
WILTS, Maria (KOLLER)
At Exeter Villa, on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Maria (KOLLER) WILTS of Exeter and formerly of Hullet Township in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Siebrand WILTS (1978.) Dear mother of Sieka and Teo VAN STEEG of Ilderton, Martien and Janie WILTS of Londesborough, Margeret and Gabbie MOL and Gerrit and Reino WILTS all of Exeter, Siebrand and Maria WILTS of Cambridge, Henry and Susan WILTS of R.R.#1 Auburn and Douwe and Jenny WILTS of Clinton. Maria will be sadly missed by her 28 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by grand_sons Garry WILTS (1985) and Michael VAN STEEG (1999) and 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The complete funeral service will be held at the Bethel Reformed Church, 200 Huron Street East, Exeter on Saturday, March 22nd at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim VELLENGA officiating. Spring interment Blyth Union Cemetery, Blyth. Donations to the Children's Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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KOLLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
DAVIES, Haydn Llewellyn
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, surrounded by family, on Friday March 28th, 2008. Beloved husband of Eva DAVIES (née KOLLER) in their 60th year of marriage. He will be greatly missed by sons Bryan and Trevor and their wives Cheryl and Debbie as well as granddaughter Rebecca, her fiancé Michael and grand_sons Jon, Matt, Jesse and Jim. He was deeply appreciative of the precious time he enjoyed with his great-grand_son Kaydn (Rebecca). Haydn was born in Rhymney, Wales on the 11th of November, 1921 to Emrys and Rosina (née GALLOP.) He was a graduate of the art program at Central Tech. (1939) and The Ontario College of Art (1947), continuing his education later in life at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, in Fine-Art (1972-74). He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force (1941-45) in the Bomber Command (Radar) attached to the Royal Air Force. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and was Mentioned in Despatches. He enjoyed lengthy careers in both applied and fine-art, becoming Sr. Vice-Pres. and Dir. McCann-Erickson Advertising of Canada Ltd. resigning in 1976 to become a full-time sculptor including Artist-in-Residence, Indian River College, Florida, teacher at the Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida (1986) and frequent guest lecturer at U. of T. (Toronto). His first sculpture, 'Homage' (1974) was chosen from among 150 international submissions as the result of a competition by Lambton College (Sarnia). In 2005, Lambton College dismantled 'Homage' without DAVIES' permission. His work is represented internationally in numerous public, corporate and private collections. Internationally he is permanently represented in public galleries and museums in Rome, Venice, London and Brussels, the National Museum of Wales and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, as well as the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Vero Beach Center for the Arts, and Asheville Art Museum (Asheville, N. C). In Canada his sculptures are on public display in Toronto, Burlington, Cambridge, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, Stratford and Windsor. Professionally, Haydn has been a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Academy and has participated in group exhibitions in addition to his own solo exhibitions. In 2004, Haydn's sculpture 'Algoma Blue' was designated a heritage piece by the Canadian Government 2004 and is in the permanent coll. of the Art Gallery of Algoma. A small private gathering of immediate family was held to celebrate Haydn's life. Messages of condolence may be sent to 'family@haydndaviessculptor.ca'. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ontario College of Art and Design/Haydn Davies memorial fund in an effort to benefit future Canadian Artists.

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KOLLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-25 published
SASS- KORTSAK, Alice
Alice died peacefully, at home, on Monday June 23rd. Predeceased by her beloved husband Doctor Andrew SASS- KORTSAK (1986.) She was born July 19th, 1921 in Budapest, Hungary and immigrated to Toronto with Andrew in 1949. She channelled her deep knowledge and love of Italian language, art and literature into a career as a librarian in Fine Arts book selection at the University of Toronto. She and Andrew opened their home and hearts to many Hungarian refugees in 1956 and, in succeeding years, were gracious hosts to many good Friends and colleagues at their Mt. Pleasant Road home.
She loved the beauty of nature and art; she was unfailingly elegant. We counted on her to know how to handle gracefully any situation, and to answer all manner of Latin, grammatical and linguistic questions. She was much loved and respected by all who knew her.
Loving mother of Peter (Hilda,) Andrea and Christina (Chris GREEN.) Much loved and devoted Nagymami to Melanie and Daphne SASS- KORTSAK, and Andrew and Matthew Sass-Kortsak GREEN. She will be deeply missed by her brother and sister-in-law, Zoltan and Claire KOLLEY in Toronto and her sister Emmy JANOSSY in Budapest, and their families.
We are grateful to her devoted caregivers, who made it possible for her to live in her home over the past several years.
The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 26th. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 432 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, M2N 3B7 on Friday, June 27th at 10: 30 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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KOLNICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-27 published
DUGAL, Doris Margaret (née LEFAIVE)
It is with deep sadness that we announce that Doris Margaret DUGAL passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 24, 2008. She was born March 21, 1930. Beloved wife of Matt with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage. Dear daughter of the late Joseph and Ada LEFAIVE. Treasured mother of Matt and wife Connie (LUNN,) Mark and wife Luanne (MORRIS,) Penny and husband Milton (HARRIS,) and Tammy and husband Mike (GANNEY.) Loving Gram of Mark, Nicole, Milton, Tiffany, Kevin, Mikey and Alyssa. Predeceased by sisters Josie KOLNICK and husband Mike, Etta SIMARD and husband Bert, brother Buddy LEFAIVE and wife Marjorie. Loving sister of Angela WILLIAMS and late husband Edward, Kay CAZA and late husband Nelson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Friday, June 27, 2008 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Parish prayers Friday at 7 p.m. Relatives and Friends will be received for visitation on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Saint_John Vianney Church (385 Dieppe St.) from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Special thank you to Intensive Care Unit staff and the Doctors at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, Bayshore nursing Agency and C.C.A.C. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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KOLODZIEJ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
KOROL, Cecylia (née KOLODZIEJ)
Peacefully, on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the Chelsey Park Nursing Home, Streetsville, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Richard and his wife Mary. Dear grandmother of Alicia SMITH and her husband Shawn, Kristina and her fiancé Michael TINTINAGLIA, and Mark. Survived by her three younger brothers Kazik, Dolek and Romek KOLODZIEJ. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park Ave.), on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary Prayers at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 10: 15 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Polish Cemetery at Monte Casino, c/o SPK Kolo No. 20, 206 Beverley Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1Z3, would be appreciated by the family.

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KOLOHON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-05 published
JOHNSON, Daphne Roscoe (née MARTIN)
Daphne Roscoe JOHNSON (née MARTIN,) of Annan, passed away peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Monday evening, June 30th, 2008. Dearly beloved wife of John JOHNSON. Loving mother of Elis JOHNSON and his wife, Linda, of Big Bay, Ross JOHNSON and his wife, Kathy, of Owen Sound and Heather Anne JOHNSON, of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Kristopher, Jeremiah, Dylan and Tanner JOHNSON. Predeceased by her parents, Doctor W.Y. (William) and Mary MARTIN; her brothers, Tommy and Richard MARTIN; her sister, Kitty PEARSON. Daphne will be sadly missed by all her loving family. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Thursday, July 10th, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Private Family Memorial Service for Daphne JOHNSON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday with Rev. Dr. Jawn KOLOHON officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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KOLOSHUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-16 published
SAUNDERS, Doctor Shelley Rae (KOLOSHUK)
(February 28, 1950 to May 14, 2008)
Professor of Anthropology at McMaster University, Hamilton. Doctor SAUNDERS held a Canada Research Chair in Human Disease and Population Origins and founded McMaster's Ancient DNA Centre. Doctor SAUNDERS was North American editor of the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology and was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. Shelley received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Toronto in 1977. Her numerous research projects, in places such as Italy, South Africa, France and Canada received international recognition and were the subject of television documentaries. Her work in forensic anthropology received considerable media attention and one case in particular was the subject of an extensive series of articles in the Hamilton Spectator. Her greatest love, however, was developing and working with her graduate students. Shelley took great pride in their accomplishments. Despite her long battle with cancer (colon cancer, kidney cancer and pancreatic cancer) and despite having to undergo hemodialysis six days a week for the past 5 years, Shelley continued her teaching and research programs. Her latest book entitled 'Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton' was co-edited with Doctor Anne KATZENBERG and was just recently published (March, 2008). Shelley leaves behind her sister, Geri KIRKPATRICK, her brother, Robert SAUNDERS, her two children, Robert and Barbara KOLOSHUK, her husband of 37 years, Victor KOLOSHUK, and a host of current and former graduate students. Shelley has just established a scholarship for graduate students in anthropology at McMaster University and her family requests that rather than sending flowers, Friends consider a donation payable to 'McMaster University - Shelley Saunders Scholarships' c/o Mary J. WILLIAMS, 1280 Main Street, Gilmour Hall room 204, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L8. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville at 10 a.m. on Wednesday May 21st, 2008. Visitation will occur at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds St. Oakville, 905-844-3221 from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday May 20th, 2008.

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KOLSTEIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
SOARES, Maria Francelina
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, June 22, 2008, Maria Francelina SOARES passed in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Domingos. Loving mother of Albert (Emeria), Maria KOLSTEIN (John,) Josie BAPTISTA (Silvio.) Cherished grandmother of Chris SOARES, Jeffrey Baptista, Monica Kolstein-Karpat, Angela SOARES and Kevin BAPTISTA and great-grandmother of Lauryn and Lily-Eleanor. Dear sister of Margarida SERPA. Friends will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8: 30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO as celebrant. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery. In memory of Francelina, donations may be made to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Maria Francelina SOARES.

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KOLSTEIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
FULLER, Grant
Peacefully surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital, on Friday, June 27, 2008, Mr. Grant FULLER of London in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Sylvia STEELS. Dear father of Anne-Marie FORD and Lois KOLSTEIN and step-father of Sherry MAGUIRE (Wayne) and Bill BOWERS (Laurie), Lorrie RILES (Jim), and Vicki SCHIMMER (Peter). Loving Grandfather to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his brother Cecil FULLER and by his sister Beatrice DRYSDALE. Sadly missed by Dudley. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, June 30th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Grant are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Centre. The family wish to extend their sincere thanks to Community Care Access Centre, St. Elizabeth Health Care and Victoria Hospital, palliative care unit. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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KOLYBABA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-27 published
DOWARD, Lisa
Suddenly on Sunday, February 24, 2008, Lisa DOWARD of London, in her 22nd year. Cherished daughter of Sharon and Douglas DOWARD. Loving sister and best friend of Kyle DOWARD. Beloved granddaughter of Faye KOLYBABA and Millicient DOWARD. Dear niece of Debbie and Dennis CHISHOLM; Elaine and Stephen ZAMARDI; Marien BREEN Kirk and Cathy DOWARD; and John DOWARD. Beloved cousin of Dennis Jr. and Shelby; Keana and Shae; Christina and Corbin. Lisa is now an angel with her cousin J.D. Also will be missed by special Friends Dave and Leesa ROUND and daughters Lauren and Gillian who were like sisters, and all of Lisa's loving Friends. And finally by her loving boyfriend Joel GOMES. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where a Celebration of Lisa's Life will be conducted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lisa are asked to consider the charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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