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LABA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
RANDS, Clyde David Richard
Suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, Ontario on Friday, December 14, 2007, Clyde RANDS formerly of Cherry Valley, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Catherine RANDS (née WATTAM, former wife of the late Doctor G.A. POWERS) and the late Anna Leona Cecelia RANDS (née LABA.) Dear brother of Cyril (Lena) and the late Reginald (Trid). Predeceased by his four sisters. Uncle of Maurina PAULSON, Mary BLOCH and Jimmy HUELIN. Step-father of Scot POWERS (Louise) and Nancy (Brent BAILEY) and their children Darcy, Calum, Travis, Zachary and Lauren. Mr. RANDS rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Church of St. Gregory The Great on Tuesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Father Bernard O'NEILL and Deacon William GERVAIS officiated. Interment of Cremated Remains will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Cheques only, please). Friends were received at the Church for one hour prior to the Massachusetts.

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LABADIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-13 published
FRITH, Audrey (née CHENEY)
At Chelsey Park Nursing Home, on Friday, April 11, 2008, Audrey FRITH of London, in her 88th year. Cherished wife and best friend of Abiel "Abe" FRITH. Loving mother of Judith PICKERING (Leonard) of London, Dianne KNUDSEN (John) of Brookings, Oregon, and Barbara WEEKS (Ken) of Elora. Dear grandmother to Tom PICKERING (Ann DEARING) of London, Dawn PICKERING (Hussein ZABIAN) of Komoka, Victoria PICKERING (Billy LABADIE) of Chatham, Michelle OLIVER of San Jose, California, Jan BOND (David) of Brookings, Oregon, Jason WEEKS (Ann) of Fergus, and Kim TRACEY (Kirk) of Windsor great-grandmother to Maya ZABIAN, Hanna CHLOE, Madylin and Aiden WEEKS, Chelsea, Megan and Daniel PICKERING, Matthew HOYLAND, Aryauna and Hannah BOND, and Matthew, Aubrey, Avery, Silas and Deslyn; great great-grandmother of Ethan, of Windsor; and friend of Cathy PICKERING of London. Predeceased by her parents Alma (1945) and Robert (1972) CHENEY, brother Bob CHENEY (1997,) and infant son Robert Thomas (1941). Visitation will be held on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation and interment of ashes, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Audrey are asked to consider the Battered Women's Advocacy Centre or the Sunshine Dreams For Kids. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LABADIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-26 published
LINDSAY, David Luke
A resident of Chatham and formerly of Blenheim, David Luke LINDSAY died on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, at the age of 76. Born in Blenheim, to the late Samuel and Salina LINDSAY. He is survived by his wife Betty LINDSAY, and predeceased by his first wife Margaret LINDSAY. Surviving is son Brian and Karen LINDSAY of Markham, daughter Barbara and Rick WILSON of Calgary, grandchildren Patsy, Allan and Philip, Jason and Michael. Also survived by step-sons Dale and Irene STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and Lee and Mary Anne STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, along with several grandchildren, mother-in-law Grace MOOR, brothers-in-law Chas and Saundra ASHBY, and Gary and Sandy STEAD. David will be missed by sisters Vanessa DEVINE, Mabel BROWN, Louella TURNER, and Salina DAUPHIN, brother Charles and Madeline LINDSAY, brother-in-law Smyth NEELY, sister-in-law Carol LINDSAY, many nieces and nephews, and special Friends Ted and Charlotte LABADIE. Predeceased by 8 brothers, and 2 sisters. David was past Master Kent Lodge #274 in Blenheim, past First Principal of Erie-Blenheim Chapter Royal Arch Masons, past Grand Stewart Kent Lodge, past grand Stewart Royal Arch Masons, a member of Lodge of Perfection, and past Most Wise Sovereign Kent Chapter Rose Croix Chatham Valley of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. He was also a member of Moore Consistory Hamilton, Achom Shrine Club Chatham, Blenheim Shrine Club, and Mocha Temple in London. David was a Veteran of the Korean war and became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #28, and the Korean Veterans Association Unit 4 in London He was the past President of Blenheim Minor Hockey, past President of the Blenheim Baseball Association, and was a Former Cub Master and Scout Leader. David retired from Canada Post - Blenheim Office and served for 25 years as School Trustee. He was the past Chairman of the Blenheim School Board as well as past Chairman of the Kent County Board of Education. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday June 25, 2008 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, June 26, 2008 from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Masonic Lodge Service will be held on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #28 will conduct a Memorial Service on Thursday at 7: 30 p.m. for their comrade. Funeral Service to take place at Trinity Anglican Church, Blenheim on Friday, June 27, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David FULLER and Rev. John G. ANDERSON officiating. Donations made in David's memory to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance - M.R.I. Fund, Trinity Anglican Church Building Fund, or the charity of one's choice are appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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LABADIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-12 published
ARCHAMBAULT, Gérald (1934-2008)
At Laval, on June 9 2008 at the age of 73 years passed away Mr. Gérald Gerry ARCHAMBAULT. He leaves to mourn his wife Jacqueline LABADIE and his daughters Joanne ARCHAMBAULT (Grant RUSSELL,) Carole ARCHAMBAULT (Réjean BERGEVIN,) his grand children Dominique GAUTHIER, Mélanie RUSSELL et Mathew RUSSELL, as well as family members and Friends. His daughters will receive condolences at Complexe Yves Légaré, Alfred Dallaire, 1350, Autoroute 13, Laval, Québec, 514-595-1500. Tuesday June 17 from 10: 30 to 12:00 followed by funeral service at the chapel at 12: 00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family would like thank the staff at the Pavillon de la Rive for the care and support.

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LABADO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
KACK, Milton Joseph " Mickey"
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, March 10th, 2008 at his residence in New Hamburg. Mickey was born 80 years ago, a son of the late Frederick and Evelyn (LOUGHREN) KACK. He was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, New Hamburg. Beloved husband of Anita (GALIPEAU) KACK whom he married June 28th, 1952. Loving father of Dennis KACK and Brenda RENAUD of Etobicoke, Monique and her husband Rick NORTH, and Colleen and her husband Owen FAWCETT, all of Meadowvale. Dear brother of Cecil (Therese) KACK, Frances KACK, Colbert KACK, Kathleen CORRIGAN, Mearl CORRIGAN, Margaret DUFFY and Maureen BROCKLEBANK. Also remembered by sister-in-law Maureen KACK and brother-in-law Jack DUFFY and many nieces and nephews. Mickey was predeceased by brothers Charlie (Rose), Harry, Raymond, Herman (Bertha), Marvin (Mary) and William; by sister Molly (Rolland) SAVARD and by brothers-in-law Earl CORRIGAN, Hubert CORRIGAN and Jim BROCKLEBANK. Cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives will be received at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, New Hamburg on Thursday, March 13th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Pablito LABADO officiating. Spring interment in Holy Family (Riverside) Cemetery, New Hamburg. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society by contacting the funeral home at 519-662-1661. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 4: 00 p.m.

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LABELLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
KROEGER, Arthur
Died of cancer with family at his side in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 9, 2008. Mr. KROEGER is survived by his spouse, Huguette LABELLE; his daughters, Alix and Kate; his stepchildren Chantal LABELLE (and partner Paul CHAMBERS) and Pierre LABELLE; his granddaughter, Catherine LABELLE- CHAMBERS; his brothers Nicholas, George and Peter; and his sister Anne (Dafoe). He is predeceased by his first wife, Gabrielle (Gay); and by his brother Henry and sister Helen. Born September 7, 1932, on a farm in Naco, Alberta, Mr. KROEGER was the youngest of seven children. The family were Mennonites who emigrated from Russia in 1926 and settled in Alberta. Mr. KROEGER graduated from the University of Alberta with an honours degree in English literature in 1955, and was then awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford, where he took a degree in politics, philosophy and economics. In 1958, he joined the Department of External Affairs as a foreign service officer, serving in Geneva, New Delhi and Washington. From 1975 to 1992, Mr. KROEGER served as a deputy minister in the federal government in six departments, including Indian and Northern Affairs; Transport; Energy, Mines and Resources; and Employment and Immigration. After leaving the government in 1992, he served as Chancellor of Carleton University from 1993 to 2002, where the Kroeger College of Public Affairs was named after him in 1999. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Toronto in 199394 and a visiting fellow at Queen's University 1993-2000. In 2000, he was elected an honorary fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and received the University of Alberta's Distinguished Alumnus Award. He chaired the Public Policy Forum 1992-94 and was chair of the Canadian Policy Research Network and the National Statistics Council at the time of his death. In 1989, he received the Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1989 and a Companion of the Order in 2000. He held honorary doctorates from the Universities of Western Ontario, Alberta, Calgary and Carleton. He was the author of two books: Hard Passage, about his family's experience in emigrating from Russia to Canada and a forthcoming memoir about the definitive reform of Western grain transportation, which will be published by the University of Alberta Press next year. The funeral will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street, Ottawa, K1R 5A6, on Thursday, May 15 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Carleton University for the Arthur KROEGER Scholarship, attention Denise MAYER, 510 Robertson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa K1S 5B6, or at www.carleton.ca under 'Giving to Carleton' and stipulating the purpose for which the money is to be used. For additional information, please contact Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Homes Central Chapel, Ottawa, 613-233-1143 or www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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LABELLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
Ottawa's 'dean of deputy ministers' cherished the ideals of good governance
In serving governments of all stripes, he set a standard among all upper-echelon bureaucrats. His greatest achievement was likely helping save Canada's railways by reforming the 'Crow rate'
By Gay ABBATE, Page S12
Toronto -- The period between 1975 and 1992 saw great change in Canada's political landscape. There were more federal elections than most people cared to think about, and a revolving door of political figures that set the minds of voters spinning. Yet during this period of turbulent transition, Arthur KROEGER remained a key player in the Ottawa bureaucracy, a testament to his trustworthiness and his uncanny ability to be parachuted into any ministry and set it to rights.
Known as the "dean of deputy ministers," Mr. KROEGER set the standard for public servants during his 34 years working for the federal government, one of his greatest legacies being a reformed Crow's Nest Pass freight rate that allowed Canada's railways to survive.
For all that, Mr. KROEGER never gave thought to running for public office himself, in part because he was a very private person. In a speech entitled "In Praise of the Politician," which he gave in 1990 to the Empire Club of Canada, he spoke of the public scrutiny of politicians and their private lives. He complained that "public bitchiness" about those in public life "has gone well beyond any bounds of reasonableness in recent years, to the point where the good governance of the country stands to be affected."
He admired most of the politicians he met and for whom he worked, praising them for their long hours and for their sacrifices. The public impression that politicians are simply freeloaders on the public purse and that their sole interest is ego gratification is an erroneous one, he said.
Mr. KROEGER was happy to carve out his own niche, one in which he best served the Canadian public by helping to shape the policies that elected officials would enact as legislation. His role, he maintained, was to offer choices to the politicians whose job it was to choose. He was never a "Yes, Minister" type of civil servant unless he truly agreed with his bosses, said Ned FRANKS, Professor Emeritus of political studies at Queen's University. "He would not have been a good politician but he was a great public servant," Mr. FRANKS said.
Born east of Drumheller, Alberta., near the Saskatchewan border, Arthur KROEGER was the youngest of seven children of Heinrich and Helen KROEGER, a Mennonite couple who immigrated from what is now Ukraine in 1926. The KROEGERs were among 20,000 Mennonites who fled to Canada during the 1920s from the Soviet Union to avoid persecution by the Communists. The KROEGER family arrived with little to their name except for a set of carpentry tools, a wooden box full of family diaries and documents, and the family clock. They settled in the southeastern Alberta community of Naco on arid land others had abandoned as untenable. So, too, did the KROEGERs. They left what is now a ghost town to try their luck in what is known as Palliser's Triangle, an area of low rainfall that straddles three Prairie provinces.
Those early days were difficult for the KROEGERs and often there was little to eat. Meals were boiled wheat, beet peelings or lard sandwiches. Mr. KROEGER frequently went hungry as a child, said his daughter, Alix KROEGER. Helen KROEGER supplemented the family's finances by taking in washing. All the children helped out with the chores, with the milking of the cows falling to the youngest child. Often, as he went about his task, a barn cat arrived in hopes of a handout. As a young boy, Mr. KROEGER loved cats and would squirt milk directly into the cat's mouth, his daughter said.
The KROEGERs spoke Low German and Mr. KROEGER did not learn English until he started school. That deficiency never held him back. Upon graduating from Consort High School, he obtained a degree in English Literature from the University of Alberta in 1955. However, he had not arrived at university with a distinguished academic record. In 2004, he admitted as such in a convocation speech to graduates of the university. "I had shot pool, played hockey and hung around with my Friends," he recounted. As a result, he ended Grade 12 two courses short and had to make good in summer school.
After graduation, he spent a year teaching, only to discover that he did not enjoy the job and junked the idea. A former professor urged him to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship. He was successful, and soon he set off for Pembroke College at Oxford University to pursue studies in English literature. Two weeks into the term he switched to politics, philosophy and economics. He received his master's in 1958 and always remained grateful to his old professor. Mr. KROEGER framed the professor's note and hung it on the wall of his study.
From Oxford, he joined what was then the Department of External Affairs and served in Geneva, New Delhi, Washington and Ottawa. Over the years, he built up a reputation for hard work, clear thinking and astute management. Then, a few days before Christmas in 1974, he was suddenly launched into Ottawa's upper stratosphere.
Then prime minister Pierre Trudeau personally selected Mr. KROEGER and three other senior servants and appointed them to key positions in various departments. From Mr. Trudeau's point of view, he was just what he had in mind - "younger men with more flexibility," who could function in top government jobs. After struggling under the limitations of a minority government, Mr. Trudeau had that summer been returned to power with a majority and he wished to put into effect some lasting changes.
Then 42, Mr. KROEGER became one of Mr. Trudeau's bright new stars. He was moved from assistant secretary on the Treasury Board to deputy minister in the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. While not entirely new to the department (in his Treasury capacity, he had supervised its spending programs), it was the first time he had any personal experience with the North since 1958, when he had set off for England. Unlike most transatlantic travellers who at that time took a ship from Montreal or Halifax, he had boarded a wheat-carrying freighter in Churchill, Manitoba, and had gone to Britain via Hudson Bay. Until he became a deputy minister, that had been his first and only trip to the North.
His spell at Oxford was significant in matters of the heart, too. While there, he met a fellow Canadian student, Gabrielle SELLERS, who was studying history on a scholarship. The two became Friends and both would join External Affairs at the same time she went to the United Nations in New York. They met again in Washington and married in 1966. They were to remain together until her death in 1979.
After leaving Indian Affairs, he went on to other appointments as deputy minister: Transport Canada (1979-83), Regional Industrial Expansion (1985-86), Energy, Mines and Resources (1986-88) and Employment and Immigration (1988-92). In the short period when he was not a deputy minister he took on other positions, including special adviser to the Clerk of the Privy Council.
It was at the Department of Transport in 1979 that Mr. KROEGER truly made his mark. The portfolio had just been handed to Jean-Luc Pepin and together they rolled up their sleeves and set about reforming the historic Crow's Nest Pass freight rate. The process was to take four years of debate, revision and much slinging of political mud.
To Mr. KROEGER, however, the reform was more a matter of good governance than of good politics. His analysis was that the railways could not go on losing millions of dollars carrying grain at Crow rates, but the farmers needed the railways to get their grain to market, so the government had to bite the bullet of change.
To settle differences, the department proposed to split the Crow rate subsidy of $650-million a year evenly between farmers and the railways. For a while, it looked as if the measure would go through without difficulty. Then Quebec raised its voice to denounce the changes as giving western livestock farmers an unfair advantage. The attack spooked the Quebec Liberal caucus and Mr. Pepin, already under fire from the powerful wheat pools in the West, retreated. That invited attacks by many Tory members of Parliament and their grain-growing constituents. Meanwhile, for reasons of its own, the New Democratic Party also weighed in and the row raged on for months.
For Mr. KROEGER, the whole thing began to appear very expensive. "Unfortunately, neither producers nor railways nor the federal Government can pay much more than at present," he told The Globe and Mail in September, 1982. "We have to acknowledge we may have a grain transportation system no one can afford."
Interestingly, one of his allies was his brother, Henry KROEGER, then Minister of Transport in Alberta. Many wheat producers in the province looked kindly on the reform and Henry KROEGER threw in his support. After his brother died in 1987, Mr. KROEGER forever kept above his desk a photo of the Canadian flag flying at half-mast at the Alberta Legislature.
In the end, the bill passed in November, 1983, after undergoing more than 80 amendments. As it happened, Mr. Pepin was not there to welcome it. By August that year, he had suffered too many black eyes and Mr. Trudeau replaced him with Lloyd Axworthy. His departure was a sad moment for Mr. KROEGER, who had developed a deep respect for his boss.
As things turned out, it would all go out the window anyway. The new rate was upheld by successive Tory governments but eventually it was eliminated after Jean Chrétien came to power in 1993.
Mr. KROEGER, however, never forgot. The Crow issue and the fight in the trenches alongside his friend Mr. Pepin left a lasting impression and he wrote a so-far untitled book on the subject. It will be published next year by University of Alberta Press.
In 1989, Mr. KROEGER was awarded the Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award and therein lies his legacy, say his numerous fans. Former prime minister Paul Martin, a long-time friend, said Mr. KROEGER had a huge influence on many politicians in terms of public policy and what was best for the future of Canada.
Mr. Martin was one of those who turned to him for advice. It was 1993, the Liberals had just won the federal election and Mr. Martin wanted to join the cabinet as minister of industry. A big mistake, Mr. KROEGER told him, and urged him instead to become the finance minister because that was where the power lies. "I resisted at first, but eventually gave in to his superior knowledge," said Mr. Martin. "He was right."
When Mr. Martin later became prime minister, he turned to Mr. KROEGER for his "great reservoir of knowledge" and asked him to serve on a transition team.
Mr. KROEGER never lost touch with his western roots or lost his western perspective, said Donald Savoie, professor of Public Administration at the University of Moncton.
Part of the task of the transition team was to shape how the new government would handle its dealings with the West. "You can't do one thing that's going to please the West, because there is no such West," he said. "There are many Wests."
Mr. KROEGER retired from the public service in 1992 but was not idle for long. The following year, he became Chancellor of Carleton University and served until 2002.
He was also visiting professor at the University of Toronto from 1993 to 1994, and a visiting fellow at Queen's University from 1993 to 1999.
A humble man, he never spoke of his accomplishments, said Huguette LABELLE, his long-time partner. The two met several years after Gabrielle KROEGER's death and became Friends. At the time, they were both deputy ministers. "We had a lot of the same views and values," said Ms. LABELLE, Chancellor of the University of Ottawa since 1994.
After his retirement, Mr. KROEGER began to delve into the diaries and family documents stored in that wooden box that survived the KROEGER family's trip across the ocean. From those, he pieced together the history of his family dating back several generations, highlighting its survival through revolution, drought and persecution.
His book Hard Passage: A Mennonite Family's Long Journey from Russia to Canada was published last year.
In 2000, Mr. KROEGER was named a Companion of the Order of Canada. The year before, Carleton University created the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs to administer its new undergraduate program in public affairs and policy management.
Unpretentious to the end, it left him tongue-tied.
Arthur KROEGER was born September 7, 1932, in Naco, Alberta. He died of kidney cancer on May 9, 2008, at the Centre Élisabeth-Bruyère in Ottawa. He was 75. He leaves his daughters, Alix and Kate, brothers Nick, George and Peter, and sister Anne. He also leaves his partner, Huguette LABELLE, step-son Pierre LABELLE and step-daughter Chantal LABELLE.

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LABELLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-27 published
LABELLE, Robert " Bob"
Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday, May 26, 2008. Bob LABELLE, beloved husband of Dorothy BRENNAN and the late Elinor ROBINSON. Dear father of Margo (Robert ZIMMERMAN) of Oakville and Jackie (Eric BOSCH) of Dundas and the late Roberta LABELLE (Greg STODDART.) Dear step-father of Richard and Ted BRENNAN. Dear brother of the late John LABELLE of Montreal. Dear grandfather of Maddie BOSCH, Tyler and Marshall BRENNAN. Private family service. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Kingston General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the James Reid Funeral Home (1900 Counter Blvd., Kingston, Ontario)
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LABINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-01 published
MALONEY, Lillian Irene (née LABINE)
Slipped away peacefully just before dawn on December 27, 2007, after recently being diagnosed with cancer. Wife of the late Arthur E. MALONEY, a passionate criminal lawyer and Ontario's first ombudsman, Lillian would have celebrated her 86th birthday on March 5, 2008.
She was the eldest daughter of Blanche (née HUARD) and Gilbert A. LABINE, also known as Canada's "Mr. Uranium." Predeceased by her much-loved brothers, Leonard and Joe, she leaves behind her cherished sisters, Helen, Franny, Margie and Patsy, who will feel her loss deeply.
Lillian was the loving and selfless mother of Martha and Matthew, who will miss her immeasurably. She will also be greatly missed by her darling grand_son, Ryan, her daughter-in-law, Donna, her beloved nieces and nephews, and all members of the LaBine and MALONEY families.
Lillian will always be remembered for her radiant smile, which reflected her boundless generosity, sweetness and compassion for others.
Visitation will be held at Jerrett Funeral Home, North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street, (2 lights south of Steeles) on Wednesday, January 2 from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday, January 3 from 4-7: 30 p.m. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Lillian's life will be held at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 24 Cheritan Avenue, Toronto, on Friday, January 4 at 11 a.m. Directly following the Massachusetts, Lillian will be laid to rest at Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you are kindly invited to make donations to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, L4C 4A1.

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LABINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-28 published
FRENCH, Frances Mary (née LABINE)
(July 25, 1929-February 22, 2008)
Frannie slipped away peacefully into the early morning light on the shores of her beloved Georgian Bay. In death, in life and always, she was surrounded by her family and will forever be remembered by every soul she touched. Born in Haileybury, Ontario, to Gilbert and Blanche LABINE, Frannie was one of seven children. Cherished sister to Leonard, Joseph, Lillian (Maloney), Helen (Chisholm), Margie (Beaudry) and Patsy (Egan). Lorretto Abbey, the violin, the family farm, the Eaton's Fashion Council, a ship's sail across the Atlantic and a young hockey player all defined a young Frannie. At sea, returning from a pilgrimage to the Vatican she wrote of being embraced by her church and enthralled by her Paddie, with whom Frannie spent 57 years as a wife and mother to their five children: Michael (Colette), Paul, Paddy (Karen), Mary Fran (Brian Anderson) and Christopher (Cathy). She was an endearing grandmother to Britt, Emma, Claire, Andrew and Thomas. Frannie's married life began in Baie-Saint-Paul where Paddie, an engineer, built a dock in the St. Lawrence. From Quebec to Ontario, and in 1959 to Alberta, and the Rockies where he built the Rogers Pass, Frannie raised her family in Edmonton, skiing in the river valley, skating and golfing in Mayfair Park, and exploring the Rocky Mountains. Edmonton was good to Frannie. She reciprocated by devoting herself to the needs of others at Saint_John's Parish, Saint_Joseph's Basilica, the Catholic Women's League, and 36 fulfilling years as a volunteer with the Cross Cancer Institute. In 2000, Frannie and Paddie moved to Georgian Bay and a little house she had known as a girl. The nature she so loved surrounded her. Her brother, sisters and children always close by. Her failing memory protected by her husband who never lost faith or trust in her ability to love him. Always elegant in word and deed, Frannie loved and will be missed by many, especially the gentle souls she shared her final days with at Hillcrest Village in Midland. For the kindness to their mother, the French children are forever indebted. Arrangements entrusted to the Penetang Funeral Home 705-549-3155. The visitation and the funeral mass will be held at St. Florence Chapel, Thunder Beach. Visitation is Wednesday, March 5, 2: 00 to 5:00 p.m. The funeral mass is Thursday, March 6, 11: 00 a.m. followed by a reception at the church hall, Paroisse Ste-Croix, Lafontaine. Also on Thursday, March 6, a mass will be held in Frannie's memory at Saint_Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton. Interment will follow in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, or to the Catholic charity ShareLife.

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LABINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-29 published
FRENCH, James Patrick
(May 25, 1922-April 26, 2008)
Always a loving husband to Frances (née LABINE,) Pat passed away peacefully on the shores of Georgian Bay, surrounded by his family and the vivid memory of an accomplished life dedicated to his faith. He will be dearly missed by his children Michael (Colette), Paul, Paddy (Karen), Mary Fran (Brian) and Chris (Cathy). Beloved grandfather to Britt, Emma, Claire, Andrew and Thomas.
Born in Edmonton and raised in Ottawa, Pat is predeceased by his parents Martha BRENNAN and Doctor Felix FRENCH, his brothers Felix, Doctor John, Reverend Monsignor Francis and his sisters, Flora, Anna and Mary. Pat was schooled at St. Patrick's College and graduated in Civil Engineering from Clarkson in Potsdam, New York.
Pat served as a Captain in the Canadian Army and later as the Captain of Clarkson's hockey team. And while he considered opportunities in both the military and hockey, the opportunity of sharing his life with Frannie was a decision that took him to Alberta where together they raised a family.
Pat was a tireless advocate for the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton and the Order of Grey Nuns; for the Alberta and Canadian Catholic Hospital Associations, and always a confidant of the families who quietly helped each other in the good times and bad that shaped his fifty years in Alberta.
As an engineer, Pat built the Rogers Pass. As a father, he taught his children to skate like the wind and as a husband, he and Frannie finished their work in Alberta and settled into the sanctuary of their church and their love for each other before Frannie's death in late February.
The visitation and funeral mass will be held at St. Florence Chapel, Thunder Beach, Ontario. Visitation is Wednesday, April 30, 2: 00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The funeral mass is Thursday, May 1 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow later this spring at Renfrew, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to the Penetanguishene Funeral Home 705-549-3155. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Caritas Hospitals Foundation (780) 482-8126, would be appreciated.

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LABONTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
LAFORGE, Ted
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, June 27, 2008. Ted LAFORGE of Aylmer in his 81st year. Beloved husband of 30 years to Jean LACASSE. Dear father of Linda DORR and husband Warren of Mt. Hope, Robert LAFORGE of Mt. Hope, Rod LAFORGE and wife Rosanne of Tillsonburg, Sandy LAFORGE of Saint Thomas, Brenda LAFORGE of Saint Thomas. Step-father of Jack LACASSE and wife Hilda of Aylmer, Claire LABONTE and partner Edward SAHAGIAN of Saint Thomas, Nicole JODOIN of Timmins, Guy LACASSE and wife Roseann of Saint Thomas. Also survived by his former wife Doris LAFORGE of Saint Thomas, life-long friend Bill MUDGE and wife Simone and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Brother of Fran HAYDEN. Predeceased by brothers Buster and Charlie LAFORGE and sisters Jessie WINKWORTH, Bert LOUKS, Hazel HILL, Alice HERRMANS, Millie McPHAIL, Lillian DEFAUW, Kay COLUMBUS, Lena and Dot LAFORGE. Born in St. Williams on October 26, 1927. Ted grew tobacco for a number of years and in retirement he will he remembered by many from the Aylmer area as the bicycle man. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place with interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Personal Condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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LABONTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-01 published
PASSY, Philip William " Phil"
Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, February 22, 2008 while on vacation with his family in Florida in his 61st year. He was a loving husband to Sandy and devoted father to Ashleigh. He will also be missed by his mother-in-law Una FULCHER, sister-in-law Bev LABONTE, sister Su THOMAS and several nieces and nephews. Phil was a graduate of Upper Canada College and the U of T Trinity College. Phil was a Chartered Accountant and consummate entrepreneur who founded both Studebaker's and MedX Health. He recently took MedX public on the TSX-Venture as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. He dared to dream big and light the world. A memorial service is planned in late March. Contact MedX or memoriam@medxhealth.com to be notified.

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LABONTÉ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-10 published
ATWOOD, Walter Roy
Passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday, June 8, 2008 in his 78th year. Devoted husband of Mary (née DENSMORE.) They had been looking forward to the celebration of their 50th anniversary in July. Loving father of Margo (Germain LABONTÉ) and Cindy (Sean McCONNELL.) Sadly missed by grandchildren Kelan and Aiven, Gabrielle and Camille. Survived by brothers David and Evatt. Predeceased by his parents and sister Ruth. Affectionately remembered by extended family. Retired instrumental music teacher of John Rennie High School, Pointe Claire, Québec where he taught for thirty years and was fondly known as "Uncle Wally". Wally enjoyed sharing his time and talents with both the church and community. Friends and family may visit at Murray Street Baptist Church, 175 Murray Street, Peterborough, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on June 12th or at the same location on June 13th one hour prior to a 2: 00 p.m. memorial service. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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LABOUCANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
BROWN, Cheryl Dianne (née TYNDALL)
(April 21, 1952-March 18, 2008)
The spirit in me greets the spirit in you' Cheryl D. BROWN passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the age of 55 years after waging a valiant battle with breast cancer since 2005. Cheryl grew up in the small Ontario town of Clinton as a modest farm girl until she ventured 'out west' in 1972. She settled in Calgary and completed her education at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology earning an honours diploma in Engineering Graphics in 1975. Cheryl touched the lives of many over the years in the Woodvale Community of Edmonton where she nurtured her children and shared many happy years with her former spouse Murray BROWN from 1979 to 1998. In 1987, Cheryl as a chairman of First Millwoods United Church led the congregation to commence construction of the first new Edmonton United Church in fifteen years. In 1988, as a political activist for investors, she lobbied the Alberta government resulting in seventy million dollars in compensation to Principal Investor's. 1989 saw Cheryl's political lobbying efforts resulting in four Junior High Schools being prioritized for construction. The family moved to Calgary in 1994. Cheryl enjoyed a fulfilling career with Scotia McLeod, the Calgary Financial Industry, colleagues, and her very special clients from 1994 to the present. Cheryl's priorities in life over the years were her family, her church and her Friends at Scotia McLeod. Cheryl will be missed by her dedicated and loving partner Julie LABOUCANE her wonderful children who made her proud everyday, Kate BROWN, Elizabeth (Jamie) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, and Philip BROWN all of Calgary; and Cheryl is proud to live on through her granddaughter Olivia whom she dearly loved and adored. She will also be missed by her amazing parents Keith and Phyllis TYNDALL of Clinton, Ontario; vibrant brother Jeffrey TYNDALL; her vivacious sisters, Wendy (Marvin) MERNER of Clinton, Ontario, Karen (Vince) MAYNE of Pickering, Ontario, and Susan TYNDALL (John MAH) of Rockwood, Ontario; as well as her many ambitious nephews and niece. A Celebration of Cheryl's Life will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S 'Park Memorial Chapel' (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m., with viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 11: 00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial tributes be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust - Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403) 943-0615, www.thetrust.ca, Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 20199, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4L2, Telephone: (403) 228-9539, www.wings-of-hope.com or to McDougall United Church, 8516 Athabasca Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 1S1, Telephone: (403) 252-1620. Cheryl felt she never said thank you enough to the people who surrounded her. The family is very grateful for the care that Cheryl received during the course of her illness from Doctor Hoffman and his wonderful staff, Chelsea, Amy, Cathy, and Dee; Doctor V. Sam, Doctor Krause, nurse C. Lee and the many nurses at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. In living memory of Cheryl BROWN, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

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LABRANCHE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-01-09 published
Rose May PICK (née CARDINAL)
1944 to 2007 (63 years)
Beloved wife of Colin PICK. Daughter of Jeanne D'Arc BEAUVAIS and Henri CARDINAL of Alban (both deceased.) Dear sister of Leo Paul CARDINAL, Henriette FAY (husband Leo,) Aime CARDINAL, Liliane HEIKKILA (husband Appo), Gerard CARDINAL (wife Rachelle ROY/ ROI), Georges CARDINAL (wife Rachelle LARCHE,) the late Gisele TACKABERRY (husband Bill,) the late Normand CARDINAL (twin brother of Armand) and Armand CARDINAL (wife Louise NAULT.) Daughter-in-law of Jean Lang PICK (99 years) and the late Prince Arthur PICK, sister-in-law of Allan PICK (wife Mary), Ken PICK (wife Kathleen - deceased,) Brian PICK (wife Bridie,) Tom PICK (wife Diane,) Ben PICK (wife Barbara) all of England. Mother of Paul SERRE (wife Sylvie ROY/ ROI, grandchildren Jacques and Jacqueline.) Anne JEFFREY (grandchildren Rocky and Tanya, great grandchild Emmitt.) Kevin SERRE (wife Heather, granddaughter Randy.) Step-Mother of Wendy RAYNOR (husband Karl, grandchildren Colleen, Stephan, Lee, Craig, Shane, Kade and great grand_son Ellis,) Helen UNSWORTH (grandchildren Catherine, Dean and Holly,) Heather TURNER (husband Ian, grandchildren Colin and Connor,) Robert PICK (wife Sarah, grandchildren Jason and Robyn) all of England.
Rose will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Rose was the life long friend of Claudette LABRANCHE (deceased) of Sudbury. Dear friend of Monique SERRE, Cambridge Ontario, Joyce SIMISTER, London Ontario, Joyce SPRACK, Manitowaning, Laura RIGOULOT- BREDIN, Manitowaning, Lucille DESROCHERS, Copper Cliff, J. P. MILLER (deceased) of Sudbury, Queen Margaret JACKSON, Rosemary WAKEGIJIG, and all the sisters of the Red Sky Women of Manitoulin also known as the Red Hats. Rose was also a member of
the Manitowaning Friendship Club, Knox United Church Women and Southeast Manitoulin Veterans Group and an Associate of the War Pensioners of Canada. Funeral Service was held at 1: 00 pm Friday, January 4, 2008. Knox United Church, Manitowaning with Reverend Mary Jo TRACY officiating. Donations to Knox Church, local cancer charities, or Heart and Stroke would be appreciated.
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LABRUZZO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
COWARD, Helen (QUINN)
We thank all those who have given so generously: family and Friends, particularly those from her former Salford community. They contributed in many ways: in the choir and the United Church Women reception at Trinity United Church. We thank all those who gave with music and words: Rev. D. DUNCAN, Rev. W. MAYOROS, S. BARTA, F. DART, N. PETTIT, E. BUSTARD and L. QUINN. We thank all those who gave active care, with the love one would give a family member: Doctor P. LABRUZZO and special thanks to the 2 East nursing staff and students of Woodstock General Hospital. We thank McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home and we are grateful to Helen's sister, Doris BRANSON, for her dedication and ever increasing care. Finally, we share our memory of Helen - she sang, laughed and enjoyed life, and would wish us all do the same. From the family of Helen (QUINN) COWARD who died March 10, 2008.

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