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LESAGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-10 published
LECKIE, W. Merrill
Merrill passed away at his home at Maple Bay on January 05, 2008, but his wonderful spirit and sense of humor will live on in the hearts and minds of those he touched over the years.
Born in Vancouver, October 09, 1933, Merrill graduated from University of British Columbia with degrees in Commerce and Law. He went on to practice law in Vancouver for 42 years, during which time he served as president of the British Columbia Branch Canadian Bar Association, president of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute, and British Columbia president of the Council for Canadian Unity. His interests were diverse and he served as a director of the Doctor Sun Yat-sen Gardens, The Vancouver Bach Choir and the Canadian Safety Council. Always proud of his Scottish heritage Merrill was also a director of St. Andrews and Caledonian Society of Vancouver and the Vancouver Burns Club and never missed a chance to toast his beloved Robbie Burns with a 'wee dram'. He was also active for some time in West Vancouver United Church. In 1989, Merrill was appointed a Chartered Arbitrator and also served as a Trade-mark agent and a Fellow of the Patent and Trade-mark Institute of Canada.
Before retiring to Maple Bay on Vancouver Island he was awarded the Louis St. Laurent Award of Excellence by the Canadian Bar Association for his outstanding service. Upon retiring Merrill was elected as president of the Cowichan Symphony Society from 2003 to 2007 and he and his board members worked tirelessly to bring the music of the Victoria Symphony to the Cowichan Valley. He was also a member of the Cowichan Harbours Commission.
A highlight of his career was serving for many years as a director and secretary for the British Columbia Lions Football Club. The Club has lost one of their greatest supporters.
Merrill is survived by his beloved partner, Karen GRANT; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Marilyn LECKIE of West Vancouver; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gerry O'HANDLEY and granddaughter, Carmen of West Vancouver; his son Scott of Toronto; daughter and son-in-law Aimee and Scott LESAGE, and children Jennifer, Tyler and Ashley of North Vancouver; and daughter, Heather of Vancouver; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.
A Memorial Service celebrating Merrill's life will be held in West Vancouver United Church, Thursday, January 31st, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. First Memorial Funeral Services, Duncan, B.C.. (250) 748-2134 Condolences may be sent to: www.firstmemorialfuneral.com

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LESAUVAGE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-15 published
HOBBS, Amy Catherine (née HOLLEBON)
Peacefully at Lee Manor, Owen Sound, on Monday, July 14, 2008. Beloved wife of the late H. Donald HOBBS (O.P.P. Corporal) and mother of Michael (Rosemary) HOBBS of Essex, Julie (Larry) LESAUVAGE of Hanover, Brenda (Dennis) DOYLE of Owen Sound and Peter (Trina) HOBBS of Snellville, Georgia. Also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and one brother, Geoffrey (Rita) HOLLEBON of Southampton, England. The daughter of the late Hector Ewart and Gladys Maude (SMITH) HOLLEBON, Amy was born in Eastbourne, England. She served during World War 2 as a State Registered Nurse and later as a Nursing Sister. Don and Amy brought their young family to Canada in 1951. Visitation will be held at Saint_James Anglican Church, Hanover, on Saturday, July 19, 2008 from 10: 00 a.m. until time of a funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Leamington. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Saint_James Anglican Church, Hanover would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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LESCHAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
LESCHAK, Stanley C. " Stan"
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Sunnyside Nursing Home on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at the age of 84. Loving husband of Frances (née VOREL) for 61 years. Beloved father of Denise (Daniel and Jasper) and Michelle (BOCKMASTER.) He was a much loved hero to his grand_sons Andrew (Jennie), Shaun (Alexandra) and Adrian. Brother of Norman (Barbara). Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Annie. Stan's family moved to Toronto from their native Czechoslovakia while he was an infant in 1924. He was a veteran of World War 2, serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in active service on the European front as a Wireless Air Gunner. Stan flew with the French 88 Squadron and the Dutch 320 Squadron in the 2nd Tactical Air Group. Stan was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 530. He will be remembered by his many Friends at the K-W Wing 404 Royal Canadian Air Force where he was a dedicated member for 43 years. Cremation has taken place. Many thanks to all the supportive and the caring staff (Angels) at Sunnyside Nursing Home. Memorial service will be held at K-W Wing 404 Royal Canadian Air Force. (510 Dutton Drive, Waterloo) on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Sunnyside Nursing Home (donations can be made by calling the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Stanley's memorial. "God bless you and embrace you on your final flight."

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LESCHYSHYN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-17 published
BRISLEY, Kathrine Elizabeth " Kay" (née ANDERSON)
A resident of Chatham, Kay BRISLEY died on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Windsor Metropolitan Hospital, at the age of 88. Born in Howard Township to the late Arthur and Ethel (DUDDY) ANDERSON. Beloved wife of the late Gordon 'Gord' BRISLEY (2006.) Loving mother of Bonnie and her husband Brad BROWN of Port Stanley, Bette and her husband Patrick CATTON of Amherstburg, and Janice and her husband Richard LESCHYSHYN of Corunna. Kay will be missed by her grandchildren Heather BROWN and Phil, Kevin BROWN and wife Kerrin, Jessica CATTON and Chad, Ryan CATTON and Karen, Josh LESCHYSHYN, and Warren LESCHYSHYN. She is survived by her siblings Douglas and his wife Shirley ANDERSON, Larry and his wife Glenda ANDERSON, all of Howard Township, Gordon and his wife Joan ANDERSON of Chatham, Miriam SECORD of Merlin, and Dorothy and her husband Raymond BERRY of Detroit, Michigan. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by her brother William (Bill) and his wife Ruth ANDERSON. Kay Graduated from PGH Nursing in 1942 and was a past president of the PGH Nursing Alumni. Kay and her husband Gord were both charter members of Sprucedale United Church. She was also a past president of the United Church Women, and she most recently became a member of the St. Andrew's Residence Auxiliary. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. A Funeral Service for Kay will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. from the Funeral Home, with Pastor Pat MILIKEN officiating. Private family interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations made in Kay's memory to the Foundation of the Chatham Kent Health Alliance- Palliative Care Unit, St. Andrew's Residence, or the Canadian Cancer Society are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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LESCOP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-22 published
CLIFT, Dominique
Peacefully on July 18, 2008. Survived by his much-loved family, including: wife Pauline; son Nicolas and partner Danielle; daughters Valérie and Isabelle; grandchildren Olivier and Sophie; sisters Marie-José CHOQUETTE and Natalie CLIFT, brother-in-law Guy CHOQUETTE, beloved nieces and nephews, cousins and aunt Marguerite LESCOP. Memorial service at Kane and Fetterly funeral home, 5301 Décarie, Montreal, Québec (corner Isabella), at 5: 00 p.m. on Friday, July 25th. The family will receive condolences from 4: 00-5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson's Society of Greater Montreal, 550 Sherbrooke St. W., #1470 West Tower, Montreal, H3I 1B9, would be appreciated. Condolences may be received at www.kanefetterly.com

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LESEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-08 published
CHATTERTON, W. Gordon
Passed away at Hampton Terrace Care Centre, Burlington, on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Sophia and the late Blanche. Loved father of John CHATTERTON, Jane CHATTERTON and her husband David GRIVE, all of Toronto and David LESEY and his wife Patti of Winnipeg. Cherished grandfather of Carolyn and Cameron LESEY. Gordon spent 44 years in education starting as a school teacher, then inspector of Public Schools in Renfrew North, Welland/Lincoln and York Township and then as Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education with the Ministry of Education of Ontario. He was a proud former President of the Canloan Army Officers Association and of the Imperial Officers Association. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Matthew-on-the-Plains Anglican Church, 126 Plains Road East, Burlington, on Monday, May 12, 2008, at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial contributions to St. Matthew's Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333.
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LESLIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
RIEHL, James Wellington " Jim"
Of Blenheim, at the Sydenham Campus of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, went to be with our Lord Jesus, May 6, 2008. Much loved husband of Margaret (TAILOR/TAYLOR,) dear father of Jacqueline (WADDICK) and Kenneth and the late Rebecca RIEHL. Proud grandpa of Cayley, Emma, Alexis and Zachary. Brother-in-law of Sandra and Gordon YIP, Alan and Nancy TAILOR/TAYLOR and Angela and Tom PELLERIN. Born in Stratford, Ontario, March 20, 1950. son of Dorothy (LESLIE) and Wellington RIEHL. Predeceased by infant daughter Rebecca, his parents, and sisters Louise McKAY and Catherine KNOWLES, and brother-in-law Kenneth KNOWLES. Jim taught at London Rd. School in Sarnia for several years, and joined the Ontario Provincial Police stationed in Merlin, in 1975. He continued in that position into the 1980s, and returned to teaching with the Lambton Kent School Board. He enjoyed teaching the senior grades in the elementary schools sharing his love of history, science, literature and sports. He taught in Wallaceburg, Ridgetown and Chatham schools, most recently at Gregory Drive Public School. Coaching teams in various sports was a passion of Jim's, especially when his teams were successful! Jim was a co-founder of the Chatham Kent Wildcats Basketball Association, which began with one girls' team and grew to include girls' and boys' teams of various ages. Jim enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating, hunting and hockey. He was longtime member of the "Buckhorn Coffee Gang" in Cedar Springs, a former Kiwanian and member of the Blenheim Royal Canadian Legion. His grandchildren and his two dogs, Charlie and Friday, gave Jim great pleasure during his illness. Special thanks to the nursing staff of Medecine 4 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in Chatham and most especially the staff on the Complex Continuing Care floor at the Sydenham Campus in Wallaceburg. The Riehl family will receive Friends for visitation at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street, Blenheim on Friday May 9, 2008 from 12: 30-1:30 p.m. Following visitation, a Memorial Service officiated by Rev. Tim JOYCE (Word of Life Church, Blenheim) will be held at 1: 30 in the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date in Saint Mary's Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Donations by cash, debit, MasterCard, Visa or cheque may be arranged by contacting the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 519-676-9200. Online condolences and donations may be left at, www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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LESLIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
TIPPING, Grace Lillian (née LESLIE)
Peacefully, at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, May 18th, 2008, it is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Grace Lillian TIPPING (née Leslie) in her 76th year. Wife of John TIPPING of Thorndale. Mother of Jim and Darlene TIPPING of Thorndale, Dave and Debbie TIPPING of Ingersoll, Nancy and Randy BERG of Hickson, Peter and Kim TIPPING of Embro and Liz and Larry JACKSON of London. Grandmother of Brian TIPPING, Jen (TIPPING) and Dave ROSSER, Kevin and Vicki TIPPING, Steven and Hayley TIPPING, Brad and Emily BERG, Tammy BERG, Cassandra and Sarah TIPPING. Great-grandmother of Brandon and Miranda TIPPING, Brody, Nick, Megan and Jack ROSSER. Sister of Jack LESLIE of South Hampton, Don and Marg LESLIE of Exeter, Helen and Gerry VEALE of Strathroy and Ruth STEPHENS of London. Sister-in-law of Bill and Chris TIPPING of Thorndale. Predeceased by her parents Earl and Ruth LESLIE and siblings Bill LESLIE, Kae DUNNELL, Dorothy REIHL, Madge LESLIE and Joe and Frances BUCK (TIPPING). The visitation will be held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington Street South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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LESLIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-21 published
MORRISON, William Somme
Peacefully at University Hospital with his family by his side on Monday, May 19, 2008. William Somme MORRISON (Wick,) dear husband of Catherine and father of Rebekah Jane and Sharlotte Ruth of London, their husbands Glen WIZE and Brad WALLACE and three beautiful grandchildren, Hannah, Kathleen and Cathryn Marie WIZE, and John Nathaniel William WALLACE. Dear brother of John MORRISON of Calgary. Bill was predeceased by his sister Agnes (1911-1918,) nephew Colin WHITELAW (1976,) niece Janet Lynn LESLIE (1957-2004) and Lynda MITCHELL (1952-2004) and beloved son Peter WHITELAW- MORRISON (1950-1960.) Bill was a lifelong Londoner, World War 2 veteran, long-serving pharmacist and thoroughly good husband, father and friend. His quiet, patient and gentle presence will be missed by all who loved him. A private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the London Humane Society.

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LESLIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-25 published
QUINN, Felix Joseph III
World War 2 Veteran -- Member of the 3rd Division North Shore Regiment
Peacefully, on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Scarborough Grace Hospital, at the age of 86. Loving husband of Joan (née MALLOY.) Dear father of Mary Kay (Michael MORAN,) Denise (John LESLIE,) Felix (Pavla,) Tony and John (Tamara). Proud Grandpa of Joan, Kathleen, Abigail and Claire MORAN, and Robert, Joseph and Bridget LESLIE. Survived by his sister Mary. Felix will be sadly missed by all of his other family members and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Road), on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 3526 Sheppard Avenue East, Agincourt (east of Warden), on Friday at 10 a.m. Cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Lung Association.

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LESSEM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-25 published
FUTERMAN, Edward Q.C.
On Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Edward FUTERMAN beloved husband of Ella. Loving father and father-in-law of Lisa FUTERMAN and Michael NEUMAN, and Joy FUTERMAN and Joel LESSEM. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jack and Anne FUTERMAN, Harold FUTERMAN, Murray and the late Shirley ALTER. Devoted grandfather of Sean, and Julia. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, February 25th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Sinai section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in Honour of Edward FUTERMAN on line at www.pmhf.ca or call 416-946-6560.

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LESSER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-27 published
LESSER, Jack Julius
Lawyer, beloved husband, loving father and grandfather, nature lover. Born April 3, 1932, in Toronto. Died December 4, 2007, in London, Ontario, of a cardiac arrest, aged 75.
By Len LESSER, Page L8
Jack was the eldest and favourite son of Ida and Arthur LESSER.
He nearly graduated from London Central Secondary School in London, Ontario - classes were not as important as skipping school to shoot pool.
But he did go on to graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor of arts degree in 1954. Off he went to Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, graduating in 1957.
Back in London, Jack became a hard-driving lawyer specializing in real estate law. He had two children, Stewart and Janet, with his first wife, Enid.
Jack suffered his first heart attack at 38. He survived. He flourished, particularly after he met a real estate agent, Jan, and her three-year-old daughter, Lila, when he was 45. Jan was 29 and had her doubts after seeing Jack's passport, which showed his date of birth was before the Second World War.
They were married for 32 years - the best damn thing that ever happened to him, he often said.
When Jack was a fledgling lawyer, he took exception to a police officer stopping me, his younger brother, when I ran a stop sign. The officer told me he was going to let me off with a warning. Jack intervened.
"No way," he told the cop. "Give him a ticket. We will see you in court."
But when the summons for $40 arrived in the mail, Jack advised me to just pay it off. So much for the young Clarence Darrow.
Jack retired from law at 57 and spent his summers at the cottage at Three Mile Lake north of Toronto. Jan joined him when she was not busy selling houses in London.
When Jack came back to London each September, he surrounded himself with like- minded people. For many years he enjoyed being part of the Society for Learning in Retirement, where members research a topic and present their findings to the group. Jack was a critical reader who always had an opinion. He would have agreed with Aristotle's maxim that "the energy of the mind is the essence of life."
Five years ago, Jack's heart problem came back with a vengeance, but with doctors' help he beat the odds. On his 75th birthday, Jan invited Jack's Friends and relatives to celebrate.
Jack was spiritual but would not admit to being religious. The Holocaust made him doubt the validity of praying to a God. He was an ardent Zionist who took great pride in the successes of the state of Israel.
Jack lived his life to the fullest with no regrets. Whenever he talked on the phone he had a bad habit of never saying goodbye. The phone line would simply go dead and the caller would be left waiting to hear more. He has done it again.
Len LESSER is Jack's brother.

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LESTER 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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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-23 published
LESTER, Donald " Ross"
Age 82, of Brigden, at his home on Tuesday April 22, 2008. Beloved husband of Bonnie (McFALLS) LESTER. Loving father of Alan (Marg) LESTER, Charlene (Colin) BECKMAN. Dear grandfather of Robert (Wendy) LESTER, James (Neena) LESTER, great-grandfather of Marissa, Conner and Thomas. Survived by sister-in-law Birdine McFALLS, Dearborn, Michigan, brother-in-law John BAXTER, Sarnia and eight nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Thomas (1962) and Alma (McRAE) (1960,) infant son Robert (1966,) daughter-in-law Phyllis (2005) and sister Marion BAXTER (1999.) Ross was born and raised at Lot 11 Con 4 St. Clair Twp (Moore), where he lived and farmed until 1975, when he and Bonnie moved to their new home in Brigden. Ross was very proud of his pioneer heritage. His great-grandchildren are the eighth generation to live on the family farm. In 1963 he became involved in the oil and gas business, eventually becoming production supervisor for Ram Petroleums. He retired in July 1989. Ross and Bonnie continued their many travels, the highlight being a three month tour of Australia in 1992. Ross was an avid gardener, growing many beautiful gladiolus, which were given to neighbours and Friends. He spent many happy hours in his garden. During his long illness, he was cared for at home by Bonnie, his family and his wonderful Red Cross Personal Care Workers; Joan, Debbie and Christine.. He will be missed by his family, but they have many happy memories. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke or Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden on Thursday April 24, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday April 25th at 11: 00 a.m. from the Brigden United Church with Rev. Sandra FOGARTY officiating. Interment Bear Creek Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrotherfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-12 published
BAXTER, John Elmer
Age 82, of Sarnia formerly of Brigden passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Bluewater Health, Mitton Site Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Marion Jean (LESTER) BAXTER (1999.) Deeply missed by dear special friend Bette CALDER of Sarnia. Loving father of Sheila (Sam) INSKEEP, Les (Kathy) BAXTER, Judy (Rick) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Jim (Darlene) BAXTER, Ken (Margaret) BAXTER, Marybeth (Al) RICHARDSON, Keith BAXTER and John Jr. (Karen) BAXTER. Dear grandfather of 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Survived by sister-in-law Bonnie (late Ross) (2008) LESTER and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary Ellen (ARNEL) BAXTER, brothers Elvin, Franklin, and sisters Helen, Maude and Erma. John was a World War 2 Veteran and life member of the Royal Canadian Legion #635 Brigden. Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with a Legion walk through at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Norm WITHERS officiating. Interment Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion #635 Brigden. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-06 published
BURR, Allena Jean
89, left this earthly life in the early hours of Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital, Petrolia, Ontario. Born on the family farm in the hamlet of Waubuno, Ontario on May 11, 1919, she was the daughter of John Francis BURR and Cathern Ann LESTER. She later resided in Sarnia and Point Edward and, since 1994, in Brigden at Brigden Park Place. In September 1942, she enlisted with the Canadian Women's Army Corps Basic Training Centre in Kitchener, Ontario. She served with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Unit in London, Ontario until the end of the war. She later worked in the Dietary Department of the Sarnia General Hospital from 1948 until her retirement in 1981. She worked at the hospital with her sister, Kathleen (Kay) BURR, who was employed in the Housekeeping Department. Apart from Allena's time serving with the Canadian Women's Army Corps, she and Kay shared a home throughout their lives and enjoyed working, shopping and travelling together. She was predeceased by her brothers Robert Andrew (Andy) BURR, Thomas (Tom) William BURR, and sisters, Annie Jane BURR, Helen Jennetta (Fred) FOURNIE and Kathleen BURR. Beloved aunt of Cathy (FOURNIE) and Jay LETHBRIDGE of Anten Mills, Ontario and their children Mike and Jessica; and Laurie (FOURNIE) and Ian MASON of Brigden, who regarded Allena affectionately as another mother. Special aunt of Caroline (Bob) BOURGET and their son, Greg, of Sarnia; and Carole (late Joe) DEDECKER of Port Lambton. Great aunt and great-great aunt of Joe and Karen DEDECKER, and their children, Brennan, Nate, Christopher and Brianna, of Chatham Gore, Ontario. Beloved sister-in-law of Vi (BURR) WROE of Sarnia and cousin and friend of Mary GIBBS of Point Edward. A time of reminiscences will take place at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home Brigden Saturday, June 7th, 2008 at 2 p.m. with visitation beginning 1 hour prior. After the time of sharing memories of Allena, the funeral procession will be led by the 1959 Cadillac Hearse to Bear Creek Cemetery, Moore Line, St. Clair Township. After placing of flowers at the gravesite, a reception will be held at Brigden United Church. Donations in memory of Allena to either the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (7100 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 311, Markham, Ontario L3R 5J2 1-877-287-3533 www.jdrf.ca) or The War Amps (1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K9 1-800-250-3030 www.waramps.ca) would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-10 published
VAN PUYMBROECK, Ed
At University Hospital, on Monday, June 9th, 2008, Ed VAN PUYMBROECK at the age of 68. Beloved husband and true friend of Lorraine. Loving father and step-father of Wendy of Kimberly, British Columbia Ed Jr. and his wife Margaret of London; Jeff and his wife Carrie of Newfoundland; Lisa O'BRIEN and her fiance Andrew PRENTICE of London; Paul McELHONE of London; and Trevor McELHONE and his wife Mary Beth of Tillsonburg. Dear brother of Agnes and her husband Hugh LESTER of Lions Head, Gary and his wife Lynn of Tillsonburg, and brother-in-law of Shirley (Lawrence, 1975) of Chatham. Cherished grandfather of Mary, Katelyn, Laura, Mason and Trevor VAN PUYMBROECK, Patric and Ally McELHONE, Jill and Justin HAMMOND. Ed will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. as well as one hour prior to the memorial service being conducted in the chapel on Thursday, June 12th, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Rev. Michael JOHNSON officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ed are asked to consider the Mississippi Society or the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-16 published
SMITH, Gordon Ronald
With his daughters and son-in-law at his side on Friday, June 13th, 2008 at North Lambton Lodge in Forest in his 76th year. Gordon Ronald SMITH, formerly of London. son of the late John and Minnie SMITH of Montreal. Predeceased by his wife Marion (née DAVIDSON, 2005) and survived by daughters JoAnn (Ken, 2007) Lester of Forest, Kim (John) Lowther of Bayfield, Jill SMITH of Saint Thomas and sons Howard, Randy, and Terry. Grandfather to Kevin (Mandy) LESTER of Sarnia, Kelly (Sean) MIDDAUGH of Windsor and great-grandfather to Connor and Taylor MIDDAUGH and Braxtyn LESTER. Nieces Ruth and Pat. Private family services. Arrangements entrusted to the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home in Forest (519-786-2401). Donations to the North Lambton Lodge Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.dodgefuneralhome.com In memory of Gord, a living tribute has been planted. As a tree grows so will your memories - The Denning Family.

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-20 published
DARLEY, Marjorie (née LESTER)
Peacefully, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Courtland on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 Marjorie DARLEY (née LESTER) formerly of Tillsonburg in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Walter DARLEY (1995.) Dear mother of Doctor James (Brenda) DARLEY of Seabright, Nova Scotia Leona (Walter) BOUGHNER of Tillsonburg; the late Richard (Thoma) DARLEY of Tillsonburg; Jean (Dr. Howard) DICKSON/DIXON of Seabright, Nova Scotia. Beloved grandmother to Jason (Christie) DARLEY Leanne (Graham) ARTHUR; Mark (Carrie) BOUGHNER; Dana (Sharon) BOUGHNER; Brent (Tina) DARLEY; Kim (Dan) RASOKAS; Craig (Catherine) DICKSON/DIXON; Bronwyn and friend John. Also, survived by 11 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lanora (Stanley) HEVENOR of Tillsonburg; Ida THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Tillsonburg; Laura MANSFIELD of Tillsonburg. Also, survived by her sister-in-law, Lillian LESTER, of Tillsonburg as well as many nieces and nephews. Marjorie was predeceased by sister Muriel (the late Ellwood) COWELL; brother George (the late Fern) LESTER; Arthur LESTER; Robert LESTER; and sister Ruth (Steve) RUTHERFORD, and brother-in-laws Buster THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Tillsonburg Wilford MANSFIELD of Tillsonburg. The family will receive Friends, family and neighbours at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, service time 12: 30 p.m. Pastor Lynne ALLIN officiating. Cremation and interment has taken place. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Osteoporosis Society, the Arthritic Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be made a www.ostranderfuneralhome.com

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-19 published
SANDERS, Bella
Peacefully, at the age of 95, on Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Forest Hill Place. Bella SANDERS beloved wife of the late Charles SANDERS and Harry MAZER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Judy and Bob LESTER, Michael and Karen SANDERS, Art and Enid SANDERS, and Ellie KENT. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marion and Ed ADELBERG, and the late Louis and Frances SANDERS. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley and the late Harry SANDERS, the late Sara and Harry PACHTER, and the late Anne and Lou SHERWIN. Devoted grandmother of Janice and Richard ALBERT, Steven and Dana LESTER, Karen and David ECANOW, Jon and Lisa SANDERS, Julie SANDERS, Caley SANDERS, Bryan and Alison SANDERS, Deborah and Howard SZALAVETZ, Joel and Borka GRANATSTEIN, Bryan and Annel GRANATSTEIN. Great-grandmother of 15. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, May 19, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva, 3 Bachelor Place. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, Charles and Bella Sanders Scholarship Fund, 416-485-8000, 1-888-432-7398.

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LESUEUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-05 published
GERHART, Muriel (née HADLEY)
(May 31, 1918-January 28, 2008)
Muriel GERHART of Calgary, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2008 at the age of 89 years.
She was born in Toronto and raised in Buffalo. As a young girl she moved back to Toronto and lived most of the rest of her life in southern Ontario. After Toronto, there was Clarkson in southwest Mississauga and then Parry Sound. In her last years, when her ability to care for herself diminished, she moved to Calgary to be near her children.
Muriel was a wonderful singer and that showed in everything she did. Whether she was actually singing, on stage, in a recital or in church, or looking after a sibling or an aged parent, making a place for her own family to grow, running a business, contributing to her community, or dealing with the limitations that old age finally brought to her, she found the music and sang it into whatever came her way. We will miss her so much, but her music stays with us.
Muriel is survived by daughter and son-in-law Rhonde and Richard LESUEUR, and their two children Jamie and Philip of Calgary by son and daughter-in-law Paul and Mary Ann and their two children Meghan and David of Lethbridge; and by her brother Bernard HADLEY of Parry Sound, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband Gene, brothers Stan and Ray, father Albert and mother Mabel.
A Private Family Memorial will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Muriel GERHART, 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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LESYK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-16 published
SUTHERLAND, Grace Louisia Elizabeth (née DAVENPORT)
Peacefully at Summit Place in Owen Sound on Tuesday January 15, 2008. In her 88th year, Grace Louisia Elizabeth SUTHERLAND (nee DAVENPORT.) Beloved wife of the late John SUTHERLAND. Loving mother of Shirley and her husband Graham WAITE, Sharon and her husband Garry WARD, Robert (Bob) and his late wife Judy, Elaine and her husband Jack WALLACE, and Marilyn and her husband Glenn McKENZIE. Devoted grandmother of Janet and Wayne SHIER, Geoff and Heather WAITE, Leanne and Rob LESYK, Roxanne and Ed CABRAL, Andrea SUTHERLAND and Jack ROY, Sarah SUTHERLAND and Jason CAMERON, Amy SUTHERLAND, Adam SUTHERLAND, Angela and Ron MAREK, Chris and Janette WALLACE, Jonathan BELL and Tracey CASWELL. Great-grandmother of Austin and Conner WAITE, Noah, Evan and Owen LESYK, Esme and Kaila CABRAL, Bella SUTHERLAND, Tucker CAMERON, Ethan and Jaslyne MAREK, Emily and Jackson WALLACE. Special grandma to Dennis McKENZIE, Kandi and Mark CRAIG and their children Brett and Abigail, Angela and Darren JOHNSON and their son Braden. Dear sister-in-law of Mabel SMITH and Iva SUTHERLAND. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews of the Davenport and SUTHERLAND families. Predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law Elmo and Nettie DAVENPORT, Wilfred (Bill) and Reta DAVENPORT, Whitney and Jean DAVENPORT, Cephas DAVENPORT, Harold and Evelyn DAVENPORT, Fred and Helen DAVENPORT, Eleanor and Richard CORBY, Ed and 'Teddy' Edna SUTHERLAND, Margaret and Cliff McLELLAN, Gordon SUTHERLAND and Percy SUTHERLAND. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Kemble Women's Institute, Kemble United Church Memorial Fund, or to the Kemble United Church Women would be appreciated by the family.

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