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MELADY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-14 published
ECKERT, Sister Mary Stephen (Angela Catherine ECKERT)
At the Residence of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph, on February 13, 2008, Sister Mary Stephen of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph of the Diocese of London in her 93rd year and her 67th year of religious life. Lovingly remembered by her brother Aldie and wife Val of Fort Wayne, Indiana, sisters-in-law Clare ECKERT of Seaforth and Rona ECKERT of Niagara Falls, Ontario., faithful nieces, nephews, Friends and the Sisters of her religious community. Predeceased by her parents John ECKERT and Bilina (O'CONNOR,) brothers Conrad and James, and sisters Clare ECKERT, Betty DEVEREAUX, Edna ENNETT and Teresa MELADY. Sister spent over 30 years as an educator in Windsor, London and Edmonton. Following her retirement from teaching, she worked in various ministries in Kelowna, British Columbia, Edmonton, Leamington, Zurich and London. An outstanding contribution Sister made was the years she spent leading young women in their formation as Sisters of Saint_Joseph. Many will remember her kind, loving and supportive ways as well as her sense of humour. All services for Sister will be held at the Residence of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph, 485 Windermere Rd., London. Visitation on Friday, February 15, from 2: 00 p.m. Vigil Service on Friday at 7: 00 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, February 16 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. (O'Neil Funeral Home 519-432-7136).

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MELANCHUK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
MacDONALD, Gerald " Gerry"
Mr. Gerald MacDONALD of R.R.#3 Ingleside, Ontario. suddenly at the Brockville General Hospital on Monday February 18, 2008 at the age of 63 years. (Retired Educator - Huron Superior Catholic District School Board.) Beloved husband of Sherry MELANCHUK. Loving father of Cheryl Ann TALBOT (Jeff,) London; and Janet Lynn MacDONALD of Brockville. Dear brother of Vincent MacDONALD (Meike); Garry MacDONALD; Heather BRUNET (Marcel); Allan MacDONALD (Joanne); Bonnie CUMMING (Malcolm); Cathy MacDONALD; Kevin MacDONALD and Dianne MacDONALD and brother-in-law of Mary MacDONALD. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Ian and Claire TALBOT. Dear son of Lily (SHAVER) MacDONALD of Cornwall, and the late Vincent Felix MacDONALD. Predeceased by one brother Donald. Rested at the Wilson Funeral Home 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario. K6J 3S2 (613) 938-3888. The Mass of the Resurrection with Commendation and Farewell was celebrated by his nephew Reverend Matthew BRUNET assisted by Reverend Bernard CAMERON in St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church on Friday February 22, 2008. Rite of Committal at a later date in St. Andrews Parish Cemetery, St. Andrews West, Ontario. If so desired contributions to the St. Andrews Parish Restoration Fund or the Lost Villages Historical Society would be preferred by the family. Gerry recently acknowledged that the past ten years were his happiest. He had time to spend with his much loved family - especially the two little loves of his life, Claire and Ian. He pursued his passions - a life long interest in geneology and automobiles. He was an active participant of the Lost Villages Society and the St. Andrews Knights of Columbus Council. Online messages of condolence may be made in the obituary section of: www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca

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MELANDER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-12 published
NAYLOR, Linda Gail (née MAXWELL)
Age 63, died peacefully at her home in Tottenham, Ontario, on July 9th, 2008. Linda was the oldest daughter of predeceased parents Victor and Lola MAXWELL, both of Chesley, Ontario. Linda has two married children, a daughter, Tracy, of British Columbia, and a son, Brent, of Pefferlaw, Ontario. Survived by a brother, Orland, of British Columbia, and a sister, Lorene MELANDER, of Tara, Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, Newmarket, on July 13, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m.

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MELANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
McCONNELL, Chester P.
Peacefully on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, surrounded by his family, Chester P. McCONNELL of London in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Irene M. (BROWN) McCONNELL. Dear father of Bob McCONNELL and his wife Beverly of Burlington, Bill McCONNELL and his wife Joan, Judy WILLIAMS and Barry McCONNELL and his wife Shirley all of London. Dear brother of Edgar McCONNELL and his wife Eva of London. Also loved by his grandchildren Rob and Dawna McCONNELL of Saint Thomas Sean and Pam McCONNELL, Ian and Lorrie McCONNELL of London; Blair McCONNELL of Burlington; Richard and Michelle McCONNELL- BARKER Michael and Tricia McCONNELL of London; Adam and Melani BISHOP of Franklin, Tennessee; Cindy and Frank MARINHO, Ryan and Rachelle WILLIAMS of London; Amber and Sean MELANSON of Milton and Amanda McCONNELL of London, his 15 great-grandchildren and his 2 great-great-grand_sons. Predeceased by his infant son Douglas McCONNELL and his son-in-law Fred WILLIAMS. There will be a private family visitation one hour prior to a private family funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Sunday, March 2nd with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the London and area Food Bank, 926 Leathorne Street, London, Ontario N5Z 3M5 or the charity of your choice. Mr. McCONNELL was a former employee of Kelloggs Canada. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MELANSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
WATMOUGH, Linda
Suddenly at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, March 2, 2008, Linda WATMOUGH of Woodstock in her 52nd year. Loving daughter of Bill and Pat WATMOUGH of Ingersoll. Dear sister of Deb MELANSON (Dave) of Mount Elgin and Sandy LINGWOOD (Don) of Woodstock. Beloved aunt of Mitch LINGWOOD (Tisha), Mike LINGWOOD, Tom MELANSON (Sheena) and Jeremy MELANSON. Linda lost her fiance Will FLECHTMANN July 18, 2007 and now they are together. Linda has touched the hearts of so many. She will be sadly missed by her special Friends and numerous relatives. A service to commemorate Linda's life will be held at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation followed by interment later at Beachville Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MELANSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-09 published
HARVEY, Helen (née MELANSON)
Passed away suddenly and peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2008; at the age of 74 years, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital from a stroke. Helen was predeceased by her parents Irene and Napolean MELANSON and survived by her younger brother Everett of Bathurst, New Brunswick where she was born on June 10, 1933. She was married in August of 1958 and moved to Ontario where she became the mother of 3 children, Cheryl (Rick) HENDERSON, Susan CLERK, and David (April) HARVEY. She was an active member of the Collingwood Legion (Branch 63) and follower of Saint Mary's Church. She was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's and moved to the Chartwell retirement home in Collingwood. Among her many talents were her love of socializing, knitting, baking and activities such as pool, lawn bowling, and darts. A warm and caring person, she will be greatly missed by her surviving children, Friends, and 6 grandchildren, Ryan and Justin McINTYRE, Alex CLERK, and Andrew, Melissa, and Dylan HARVEY. Friends met the family at Fawcett Funeral Homes, 82 Pine Street, Collingwood, Ontario on Sunday, January 6, 2008, from 1: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass was held at the Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 63 Elgin Street, Collingwood, on Monday, January 7, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society of Canada. Friends may visit the on-line Book of Memories at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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MELANSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-08 published
CURRAN, Lucy Marie (née MELANSON)
Peacefully, with her loving family at her side, on Sunday January 6th, 2008 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Frank CURRAN (1999). Loving mother of Greg and his wife Colleen. Cherished "Gramma" to Meagan and Whitney. Lucy will be missed and lovingly remembered by her very special friend Leo CUNNINGHAM and his family. Friends may call on Wednesday, January 9th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral mass will be celebrated at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (3220 Bayview Avenue), on Thursday January 10th, 2008 at 10 o'clock. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation - Odette Cancer Clinic. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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MELCHIORI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-28 published
MELCHIORI- MALOUF, Margaret
On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Princess Margaret Hospital, surrounded by family and Friends after a courageous battle. Beloved wife of Johnny, devoted mother of Matt and Stella, cherished daughter of Stanley, much loved sister of Michael and David and all her extended family. Predeceased by her mother Eileen. She will be dearly missed by her students and colleagues at North Albion Collegiate and a legion of Friends. A Private service will be held with a celebration of Margaret's life at a later date. For additional details, or to leave a condolence for the family, please contact Turner and Porter, Yorke Chapel, at www.turnerporter.ca, or 416-767-3153. The family extends their deepest gratitude to the staff at Toronto General and Princess Margaret. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Odette House (Wellspring) at 81 Wellesley Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1H6 (416-961-1928).

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MELDRUM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-28 published
MELDRUM, Agnes Kathleen (MacCORKINDALE)
At McCormick Home on Friday April 25, 2008 Mrs. Agnes Kathleen (MacCORKINDALE) MELDRUM in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late William Ellis MELDRUM (1986.) Also survived by her sister-in-law Beth MacCORKINDALE of Owen Sound, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Robert and Hugh MacCORKINDALE, her sisters Ruby PHILP and Tina HOGG and her niece Joan (PHILP) RACINE. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held at McCormick Home at a later date. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. As expressions of sympathy, donations to McCormick Home Foundation, 2022 Kains Road, London, Ontario N6K 0A8 would be appreciated. On line condolences at www.amgfh.com Arrangements are entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street. South, London, Ontario N6C 3X1 (519-433-5184)

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MELDRUM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-28 published
MELDRUM, Agnes Kathleen (MacCORKINDALE)
At McCormick Home on Friday April 25, 2008 Mrs. Agnes Kathleen (MacCORKINDALE) MELDRUM in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late William Ellis MELDRUM (1986.) Also survived by her sister-in-law Beth MacCORKINDALE of Owen Sound, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Robert and Hugh MacCORKINDALE, her sisters Ruby PHILP and Tina HOGG and her niece Joan (Philp) RACINE. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held at McCormick Home at a later date. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. As expressions of sympathy, donations to McCormick Home Foundation, 2022 Kains Road, London, Ontario N6K 0A8 would be appreciated. On line condolences at www.amgfh.com Arrangements are entrusted to the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London, Ontario N6C 3X1 (519-433-5184).

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MELDRUM o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-06 published
TJART, Anne (née BRAUN) (1925-2008)
Anne died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, February 2, 2008, after a brief illness. She was in her 83rd year. She is survived by her beloved husband Jacob to whom she was married to for 61 years. Loving mother of Linda and her husband Jim WARD of Minesing, Kathy TJART of Kitchener, Sandra TJART of Calgary, Rosemarie and her husband Peter KING of Bramalea, Richard TJART and his wife Gwen of Wyevale and Bruce TJART and his wife Debra of Brampton. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Janet, Kevin and his wife Carolyn, Jeffrey, Rick, Matthew, Timothy, Laura-Beth, Erin, Jonathan and Jeremy and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah. Sister of Peter and Henry BRAUN and Helen MELDRUM. She was predeceased by her parents, Anna VOTH and Jacob BRAUN and brothers John, Jacob, Alfred and George BRAUN. Friends are invited to share their memories of Anne with her family at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Lang's Drive, Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life and faith will be held at Preston Mennonite Church on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Claire OSINKOSKY officiating. Immediately following the funeral service, Friends and relatives are invited to remain at the church for lunch and a time to visit. Interment in Hagey Cemetery. Condolences for the family and donations to Fairview Mennonite Home or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, 519.745.8445 or www.erbgood.com
In living memory of Anne, the funeral home will make a donation to the Trees for Learning Program.
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MELLANBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
MELLANBY, Laurice May (née HALE)
Wife, mother, bowler, quilter, sewer, crafter, wit. Born December 1, 1924, near Instow, Saskatchewan. Died January 6 of old age in Windsor, Ontario, aged 83.
By Wendy MELLANBY, Page L8
Laurice HALE started life in a three-room wooden farmhouse that she shared with her parents and four siblings. It was, quite literally, a "little house on the prairie" - her birth certificate lists her birthplace by map co-ordinates.
Her unusual name, which rhymes with Boris, was mispronounced her entire life. She never corrected this mistake, not wanting to cause embarrassment to anyone.
In the 1940s, Laurice's father lost his farm and the family was uprooted to Windsor, Ontario Laurice and her sister Iris were transplanted from a one-room schoolhouse to an urban high school. They got through it by helping each other.
Laurice applied for her first job at Sterling Drugs in Windsor at age 17 and was told to try again when she turned 18. A shy farm girl, she did something extremely difficult when she waited in the parking lot for the plant manager on her birthday and told him, "I'm 18 now." She got the job.
In 1946, she attended a dance at the Windsor Arena where she was supposed to meet a young man with whom she had danced the week before. He didn't show up, but Laurice was spotted by Harry, who always said he knew right away she was the one for him.
Harry was studying engineering at Queen's University in Kingston. On July 17, 1948, they were married. Laurice moved to Kingston, where they lived for the final two years of his education. They returned to Windsor and he found employment at Ford.
Laurice and Harry welcomed five children: Wendy, Janice, Jill, Tim and Kim. The Mellanby house was the neighbourhood hub of activity, and the children's Friends loved to spend time there. Laurice and Harry eventually had nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Laurice enjoyed crafts and sewing, and always had a project or two on the go. She quilted with ladies at Westminster United Church and was a faithful member of the United Church Women. She spent every Monday afternoon bowling in a ladies' 10-pin league, delighting in improving her average and winning small amounts of cash.
As Laurice's health failed following a hip fracture, Harry devoted his life to caring for her. Even as her mind lost its sharpness, her remarkable wit still sometimes surfaced. A few weeks before her death, her daughter Jan took her to get a flu shot at her retirement home. When the nurse asked which arm she wanted to get the shot in, Laurice pointed to her daughter and said, "I was hoping you'd put it in hers."
Laurice died peacefully in her sleep after many years of pain and discomfort, through which she never complained.
Wendy MELLANBY is Laurice's daughter.

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MELLANBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-24 published
MELLANBY, Harry
Professional engineer, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, all-around good guy. Born August 21, 1920, in Montreal. Died April 18 in Windsor, Ontario, of old age, aged 87.
By Wendy MELLANBY, Page L6
Harry was the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back and then ask if you needed his pants, too. Always wanting to help out those less fortunate, he donated to many charities and preferred to give away items to someone in need rather than sell them.
His English parents gave him a name that was a common one at the time. He often complained that whenever a movie or television show portrayed a perverted character, he was called Uncle Harry.
Harry was the youngest of four sons, but only he and his oldest brother, Ted, survived infancy. He often recalled a story his father told him about riding the streetcar carrying the body of Harry's brother Billy to the graveyard. Harry's family was too poor to own a car.
His father had only menial jobs for much of Harry's childhood, and the family moved from city to city until they settled in Windsor, Ontario There they moved from one rented property to another, often one step ahead of the landlord coming to collect the rent. Perhaps growing up this way was what made Harry so charitable.
In 1939, Harry enlisted in the Canadian forces' Essex Scottish Regiment and was sent overseas in 1940. When it was discovered he had taken drafting courses in high school, he was given engineering duties.
One of his proudest achievements was designing a graveyard at Beny-sur-Mer in France. Years later, he provided his daughter Jill, a high-school drafting teacher, with the exact specifications of the cemetery, and each year students duplicate the graves for Remembrance Day.
When he returned to Canada in 1945, Harry used his Veterans Allowance to attend Queen's University, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering.
At home for the summer, he attended a dance at the Windsor Arena, where he met Laurice, the love of his life. They were wed on July 17, 1948, and had five children: Wendy, Jan, Jill, Tim and Kim. Harry was employed at Ford Motor Co. until his retirement in 1979.
Harry's mind was sharp until the day he died. He loved to do The Globe and Mail crossword puzzle every day, a habit we shared. "How did you do on the puzzle today?" he would ask me. How I miss him each day when I do the crossword now.
Harry devoted his life to caring for Laurice when her health began to fail following a hip fracture. When she had to enter a nursing home and died a month later, he was devastated and his own health began to decline. He passed away just three months later, leaving his family to wonder if what he really died from was a broken heart.
Wendy MELLANBY is Harry's daughter.

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MELLEMA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-09 published
KEWELL, Herbert Maxwell
Peacefully on Saturday June 7, 2008. Herbert Maxwell KEWELL aged 87 years of Corunna. Beloved husband of 62 years to Jessie (HAYES.) Loving father of the late Brenda (Doug) MacCHEYNE of Bomanville, Gaye (Mel) MELLEMA of Sarnia and Bonnie Ann (David) ATTERBURY of Corunna. Grandfather of Richard MacCHEYNE, Cheryl Ann WIJDEVEN, Heather FREEMANTLE, Robert MacCHEYNE, James COOPER, Gregory COOPER, Janice ATTERBURY, Jillian ATTERBURY and Marc ATTERBURY. Great-grandfather of Sarah COOPER, Jessica WHEELOCK and Jade WHEELOCK, Brianna MacCHEYNE, Rylan MacCHEYNE, Lily ATTERBURY and James McILWAINE. Also survived by sisters and brothers, Marg DUNN of Toronto, Chuck KEWELL of Havelock, Jim KEWELL and June of Beaverton, Richard KEWELL and Patricia of Etobicoke. Also survived by sister-in-law Pansy and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents John and Rose KEWELL, his sister Ann JONDREAU and brother George. Herb was born on December 30, 1920 in Vaughn Township, in the County of York. He was a 60 plus year member of Christ Anglican Church Corunna, a Veteran of World War II serving Regiment B3468, Past President and 50 year member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #447-Corunna, Life Member of Moore Lodge #294 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Past Noble Grand of Valentine Lodge #305- Mooretown, member of Mayflower Rebekah Lodge #234-Mooretown, member LEA #26-Sarnia, member of Huron Oaks Golf Club and a retiree of Polysar. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Tuesday June 10, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Anglican Church Corunna. Interment will follow in Sutherland Cemetery, Courtright. As expressions of sympathy Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Messages and condolences may be left online at www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845

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MELLIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
LOVIE, E. Clayton
Peacefully, at Kensington Village Nursing Home, London, Tuesday, April 1, 2008, surrounded by his family and invited by God, E. Clayton LOVIE, in his 98th year, formerly of Grand Bend, went to join his beloved wife of 52 years, Hazel Lorena (WAGHORN) LOVIE (1917-1992.) Loved father and father-in-law of Eileen and James MacINTYRE and Bradley LOVIE, all of London, Gary and Mary LOVIE of Wellesly. Loving grandpa of Tim MacINTYRE and his wife Lori, Jodie McKEON, Fran LOVIE, Tom LOVIE and wife Dawn and great-grandpa of Travis McKEON, Kayla McKEON, Shannon MacINTYRE, Kate BARDWELL, Emma BARDWELL and Victoria LOVIE. Dear brother-in-law of Shirley LOVIE, Betty WAGHORN, Orloe WATSON and Jack WATSON. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his son Alan James LOVIE (1951-1973,) sister Lillian MELLIN (2007,) brother Gordon LOVIE (2000,) brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Orval MELLIN, Ray and Dorothy WAGHORN, Harry WAGHORN, Olive and Wallace SELVES, Merle and Julis BAUER. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Monday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where the Funeral and Committal Service will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry DISHER officiating. Interment Robin's Hill Cemetery, Thorndale. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Diabetes Association or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MELLON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-07 published
ENTWISTLE, Lloyd
Peacefully at Longworth Nursing Home on Saturday, April 5, 2008, Lloyd ENTWISTLE re-united with his wife Alvena (April 24, 2000) in his 97th year. Loving father of Fay and the late John KLASSEN (2003,) Don and Marg ENTWISTLE and Nadine and Cam KETTLEWELL. Proud grandfather of John and Pauline KLASSEN, James and Heather KLASSEN, Scott ENTWISTLE, Barb HARPER and Ron MELLON, Susan and David BALINT and Joe and Beth KETTLEWELL. Dearly loved by 11 great-grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter. Predeceased by his brother Harold and sisters Dorothy and Verna. A private family Celebration of Lloyd's Life will be held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel. A special thank you to the staff of Kensington Village and Longworth Nursing Home for your care and compassion. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home 519-652-2020, Lambeth in care of arrangements.

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MELNICK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-13 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Thelma Norene (née COOK)
Thelma passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford at the age of 84, on Saturday May 3, 2008, after a brief illness. Born in Euphrasia Township on April 9, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harman and Clara (née HINDMAN) COOK. Thelma married Arthur Herbert TAILOR/TAYLOR on October 26, 1946. The couple enjoyed working together in the family orchards in Clarksburg for many years. Bird watching, quilting, gardening and baking apple pies were some of Thelma's many interests. Thelma will be remembered for her ever present smile and quiet manner. She was committed not only to her family but also to her church and community. She will be forever remembered as a loving mother by her daughter Bonnie and her husband Brian McCOLGAN of Meaford, son Ted TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Sonia of Chatham, and daughter Joyce GAUCI of Meaford. Thelma was predeceased by her beloved husband Art in February 1994 and by her daughter Linda THOMS of Craigleith in August 2004. Thelma was the cherished mother-in-law of Brenda TAILOR/TAYLOR of Clarksburg and Stewart THOMS of Craigleith. Thelma will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren: Taylor and Kelly; Michelle (Kevin), Michael (Anna), Meghan (Mike), Joey and Jessie; Erin (Blue); Dustin and Josh and by her great-granddaughters; Caitlin, Keira and Kendra. She was predeceased by her brother, Beverley COOK of Rocklyn, in September 2000 and is warmly remembered by her sister-in-law Eileen COOK of Owen Sound. Thelma will be sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Edna (late Fred) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Victoria British Columbia and formerly of Clarksburg, Edna (late Willard) JULIAN of Meaford, Elsie (late Don) WATTS of Clarksburg, and Audrey (late Howard) EAGLES, of Meaford. Her several nieces and nephews and their families will also recall their Aunt Thelma with great affection. Thelma's funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford and funeral services, officiated by Reverend Dr. Robert BUCHANAN, were conducted at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church in Thornbury on Tuesday May 6, 2008. Son-in-law Brian McCOLGAN and son Ted TAILOR/TAYLOR offered remembrances of Thelma in tribute to her life during the service. A service of committal and interment followed at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford where Thelma was interred beside her late husband Art with pallbearers being grand_sons Kelly McCOLGAN, Michael and Joseph TAILOR/TAYLOR, Blue MELNICK, and Dustin and Josh GAUCI. May God hold you in the palm of his hand until we meet again.

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MELNYCHUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-06 published
Commemorating the tragedy that history forgot
The water was calm when officers set out for a Lake Simcoe patrol on June 7, 1958. But a hellish storm swept through that night, taking five lives in the worst single-incident death toll in Royal Canadian Mounted Police history
By Barry WARD, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page A12
It was the largest single-incident loss of life in the 135-year history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which stretches from the skirmishes of the Northwest Rebellion to the slaying of four officers near Mayerthorpe, Alberta.
But history has largely forgotten five officers who drowned 50 years ago this weekend on a stormy Lake Simcoe night in what should have been a routine patrol of the "dry" Georgina Island Indian Reserve. As with recent Royal Canadian Mounted Police tragedies, the officers were young - four had less than two years of service - and the ensuing controversy reached Parliament Hill. The incident led to changes in Canada's boating regulations.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will take a step toward rectifying the oversight with a ceremony at the Newmarket detachment tomorrow. Family members of the dead Mounties are expected to attend, along with the last living member from that ill-fated patrol on June 7, The deaths still haunt Murray SMITH, 69, now retired and living in Victoria Harbour, Ontario In a last-minute decision, Mr. SMITH gave up his seat in the boat to another officer.
"I think about it an awful lot," Mr. SMITH said. "I've had a lot of close calls but never that close. It makes cold chills go up your back."
Two weeks after graduating from training, Mr. SMITH was part of a team patrolling the lake in a 14-foot, cedar-strip boat with a 35-horsepower outboard motor. The officers made several arrests for liquor infractions. After supper, the Mounties decided to make one more run from Paradise Beach, west of Jackson's Point.
"I was in the boat, the motor was started and, for some reason, a member came down to the dock and walked right up to the boat and said, 'Smitty, you've been in the boat all afternoon, how about letting me go?' Well, it didn't matter to me, so I got out and he got in and I pushed the boat off and went back up and sat in the police car all night."
That was about 10: 30 p.m., and the lake was calm. After midnight, "a hell of a storm" swept through the area. Mr. SMITH and another Mountie, Ron McDONALD, began to worry. "We kept saying, 'They'd be on land by now, they should be okay.' But we couldn't understand why they didn't call us on the radio."
Mr. SMITH and Mr. McDONALD went to a nearby marina for help. A search party headed out at first light, quickly finding the boat, submerged except for its bow, running lights still on. They also discovered the body of Corporal Herbert SMART, 33, of Toronto, the officer in charge. It was apparent he had been trying to get into a life jacket.
Constables Glen FAROUGH, 22, of Stockton, Manitoba, Maurice MELNYCHUK, 21, of Prince George, British Columbia, David PERRY, 19, of North Burnaby, British Columbia and George RANSOM, 21, of Melville, Saskatchewan., were missing. All were good swimmers, but little hope was given for their survival. None was wearing a life jacket and the water temperature was determined to be 11 degrees on the surface and much colder a few feet down.
After the accident, justice minister Davie FULTON defended the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the House of Commons, saying all rules were followed, the boat had the necessary equipment and was not overloaded. However, a few days later it was brought to his attention that the maximum load for 14-foot boats was 740 pounds, and the five officers weighed a total of 860 pounds.
Within two weeks, before the lake had given up another body (all eventually were found), an inquest was under way at the town hall in Pefferlaw, Ontario, newly painted for the occasion. It included a re-enactment of the patrol with five similar-sized men in the recovered boat. When the men jumped into the water, none of them could use the standard life jackets and cushions. The five-member jury concluded that the boat was likely swamped by 1.4-metre waves, perhaps when one of the fuel tanks ran dry. The jury also found the boat was overcrowded and overloaded, the standard life jackets and cushions were unsatisfactory in emergencies and the metal plaque listing the boat's capacity at 950 pounds was ambiguous.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials testified they believed the weight to exclude the boat's motor, which weighed 129 pounds. Officials from the government, boat manufacturers and boating groups said the motor was included, although they agreed the wording was subject to different interpretations. The five Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers also had about 100 pounds of equipment on board.
By the last day of June, Mr. FULTON had told the Commons he would implement the jury's recommendations, including new rules to clarify capacity. On July 1, the Transport Department announced new wording for load-warning plaques, making it clear the specified weight limit included everything in the boat, including motor, gear and people.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced it would set up a board to examine the risks of water patrols. A week later, the last body, that of Constable RANSOM, washed up on shore.
A memorial service was held on Georgina Island that September. The incident then disappeared into history. Corporal Marc LaPorte, an Royal Canadian Mounted Police media relations officer, said the initiative to mark the 50th anniversary came from the force retirees association.
"Why it took 50 years, I'm not sure," Cpl. LaPorte said. "Most people are unaware of it."
The event will begin at 11 a.m., when a plaque will be unveiled. Mr. SMITH will be there, reading Psalm 46, which refers to troubled water. He is glad the deaths are finally receiving some recognition.
"We lost four members in Mayerthorpe, Alberta., and the media picked up that that was the worst tragedy that had ever happened," Mr. SMITH said.
"Although the four members were shot, I can't think of a more tragic death than drowning in ice-cold water in the middle of the night."
Mr. SMITH spent 32 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retiring as a staff sergeant from the Hamilton detachment. He has a son and daughter who are police officers.
In a final twist, Mr. SMITH ended up being posted to Orillia to replace one of the dead officers, where one of his duties was patrolling Lake Simcoe. "I used that boat for the next two years," he said.

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MELOCHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
VOISARD, Marie Antoinette (née STERLING)
Of Leamington and formerly of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully in Leamington on Thursday, June 12, 2008 in her 95th year. Born in Paincourt, Marie was raised in Port Lambton and married her beloved husband Alexander H. VOISARD in August of 1929 and was predeceased July 3, 1977. Loved daughter of Honore-Hyacinthe "Jesse" and Roseanna (METEVIER) STERLING. Loving mother of Jack and Isabelle of Utah, Lee and Terry of Amherstburg, Anita CAMPBELL of Windsor, Merle KISS of Barrie and Sonya and Ralph McFADDEN of Qualicum Beach, B.C.. Dear grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 13 great great-grandchildren. Sister of Dora FLYNN, Vina MURPHY, Mae BENOOT, Verna COLEMAN, Elma MELOCHE and the late Felix, Treffley, Leo and Harvey STERLING and Leila CADOTTE. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Tuesday, June 17 at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231. Online condolences may be sent to mvoisard@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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MELOMED o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-10 published
WEBER, Susan (née MELOMED)
On Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at North York General Hospital. Susan WEBER, beloved wife of the late Allan WEBER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Harold and Nadine, and Diane Weber BEDERMAN, and the late Martin Arthur WEBER. Devoted daughter of the late Chaim and Getel MELOMED. Dear sister of the late Cecil SCHMULENSON, Lily MATLOW, and Louis, David, and Esther MELOMED. Cherished grandmother of Stephen WEBER, Jeffrey WEBER and fiance Ashley LEVINSON, Michael BEDERMAN, Jaime and Charles BISHOW, and Alison and Daniel PUGEN. Devoted great-grandmother of Avery BEDERMAN, Lana BISHOW, and Kyla PUGEN. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, January 11th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Harold and Nadine WEBER and family will be sitting shiva at 104 Babcombe Dr., Thornhill. Diane Weber BEDERMAN and family will be sitting shiva at 108 Quail Valley Cres., Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to Mazon Canada 416-783-7554 or to a charity of your choice.

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MELROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-10 published
WIGHT, Gertrude Elizabeth (née MELROSS)
At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto on Monday, April 7, 2008, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of Robert W. WIGHT of 65 years. Dear mother of Tony and his wife Nickie of Toronto and cherished grandmother of Scott and his wife Teresa and Andrew and his fiancé Emilie. Predeceased by a brother Graham, sister Joyce and infant brother Billy. Gertrude grew up in Galt and attended Galt Collegiate Institute. Private family services will be conducted in the Chapel of Little's Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 223 Main Street, E., Cambridge on Saturday, April 12, 2008. Interment Mount View Cemetery. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at D5-Sunnybrook Health Sciences for their excellent and loving care during the past eight months. Remembrances to the Toronto Wildlife Centre in her memory would be appreciated. mem.com

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MELTZER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-28 published
MELTZER, Garfield Theodore
Garfield Theodore MELTZER born in Saint John, New Brunswick June 29, 1922 passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. For the full obituary see www.brenansfh.com. Funeral will be at 2: 15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, Paradise Row, Saint John, New Brunswick (506) 634-7424. After the service interment in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery, Westmorland Road, Saint John, New Brunswick. The family will be sitting shivah at 55 Goodrich Street, Saint John, New Brunswick. Condolences may be made in person, by phone, or via our website.

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MELTZER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
MELTZER, Garfield Theodore
Garfield Theodore MELTZER born in Saint John, New Brunswick June 29, 1922 passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008. Dearest husband for over 53 years of Jacqueline (RUBANOWICZ of Paris, France,) beloved father of Evelyne (Michael GARDNER, Halifax,) Richard (Shona GODWIN, Montreal), Stephen (Michaela LINCOLN, Montreal), and Michael (Linda SALNA, Toronto.) He was the much adored Zeidah of Theo and Michaela Meltzer GARDNER, Alexander and Marieke GARDNER, Sebastian, Aidan, Jacob, Spencer, Ariella, Elijah, Kendra and Alison MELTZER. Also leaving behind brother Murray (Eleanor, Montreal,) sister Mary (Walter NACHUM, Florida,) cousin Lillian Meltzer GOLDSTEIN, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand-nephews, and other cousins in Canada, the United States, France and Israel.
Will be greatly missed by Mary ROY MELTZER and Elizabeth BOSCO who provided loving home support over the decades.
Predeceased by his father Samuel MELTZER (who immigrated to Saint John from Vilna, Lithuania) and mother Alice {DRITZ} MELTZER (Vilna, Lithuania) who died in Saint John when Gar was only two, much-loved stepmother, Sarah BALAGENSKI (Warsaw, Poland,) and siblings Lillian (Sydney SCHOEN), Kaye (Barney COLTON), Edward, Anne (Jack LEVINE), Frances (Mischa GELTMAN) and Bill (Doreen.) He dearly loved his in-laws Simon RUBANOWICZ and Raymonde {GORDON} RUBANOWICZ who had also predeceased him. Gar was the kindest, most generous, fair, honourable, humble, optimistic, and evercourteous man who had an indomitable spirit to the very end, and had an irrepressible Gar Heart, that continued to beat long after the doctors thought it would. Gar always took the high road, always turned the other cheek, always had a good word with a smile for everyone. He was committed to promoting human rights, brotherhood, mutual respect, peace and community service throughout his life. He was active in the scouting movement, Akela for over 25 years with the Judaen and then the Eli Boyaner Cub Pack in Saint John. He considered each of his cubs as one of his boys. He delivered Meals on Wheels, offered pastoral care at the Saint John Regional Hospital, served on the Board of the Shaarei Zedek Synagogue, was a founding member and Commander of the Jewish War Veterans in Atlantic Canada, was a member of the Maritime Parkinsons Association, the North West Commercial Travellers' Association of Canada, Albion Masonic Lodge No. 1, the Saint John Multi-Cultural Association, B'nai Brith, RUSI, and past member of the Carlton Curling Club. Gar was a life member of the No. 2 Legion in Saint John having served in the Canadian army and then the airforce as an Officer Training Instructor during World War 2. After the war he was actively involved as an instructor with the air cadets. Gar believed in working hard, in doing one's best and realizing the fruit of one's labours for family and community. He was a ship chandler, the owner of Gar's Diner, the Gar Meltzer Sales, and a commercial salesman for over 40 years representing some 50 companies throughout Atlantic Canada. Six months on the road every year for decades, he developed a network of customers who became Friends who never forgot him for his acts of kindness and tzadkah. His good deeds were innumerable and we usually only heard by chance from those who were touched by his generosity and altruism. In 1992 he was awarded the Canada 125 Confederation Anniversary Medal for community service. And yet Gar never sought honours or recognition. Gar loved his family and he loved his home. He treasured his Friendship with life-long pal I. J. Davis. Thanks to caregivers Judy and Jackie who were so helpful and compassionate providing athome assistance in Saint John; special hugs to Donna who took such good care of him while visiting in Toronto. Much appreciation to the wonderful medical and nursing staff at Toronto East General Hospital where he spent his last days. Donations may be made to the Maritimes Parkinsons Association or to the Gar MELTZER Memorial Scholarship fund c/o the Toronto Dominion Bank, 78 Main Street West, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2M 3N3. Funeral was held at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, Paradise Row, Saint John, New Brunswick (506) 634-7424 on Wednesday April 30, 2008. Interment was in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery, Westmorland Road, Saint John, New Brunswick. The family sat shivah at 55 Goodrich Street, Saint John, New Brunswick following the interment. Condolences may be made in person, by phone, or via our website: www.brenansfh.com.

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MELVANIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-08 published
BARBER, Anita Jeanne (née MELVANIN)
(November 16, 1928-March 5, 2008)
With her family at her side, Anita passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 in Midland, Ontario.
Anita was predeceased by her husband Ronald. Survived by her children, Robert (Carolyn), Stephen (Mary), David (Jill) and Ruth (Mario).
Proud and joyful Grandma to: Stephanie, Michael, Colin, Taylor, James, Isabelle, Kevin and Nicole. Will be sadly missed by Jill's children, Peter and Laura. Sister to Mary BUTLER (Fraser,) Frank MELVANIN (deceased) (Ruth.) Loving family member of the Barber clan.
Anita lived her life with passion, determination and pride. A piece of her heart will always remain in Georgian Bay.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 29th at Saint Mark's Anglican Church in Midland at 1 p.m. (reception to follow). In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Mississippi Society or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home, Midland.

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MELVILLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-23 published
IRVINE, Deborah May (MELVILLE)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, July 21st, 2008, at the age of 54 years, the former Debbie (MELVILLE) IRVINE of Port Elgin. Cherished wife for 36 years of David IRVINE. Loving mother of Cheryl-Ann and her husband Andy BARNARD, Dawn IRVINE, Kathy and her husband Matthew WILLSON, Sarah IRVINE, all of Port Elgin. Amanda IRVINE of Owen Sound, David J. IRVINE and his fiancée Shelly WHALEN of Stoney Creek, and Kelly-Lynn and her husband Mark ABRAHAM of Windsor. Loving Nana of J.D., Hunter, Amelia and Kaleb. Beloved daughter of Betty MELVILLE of Toronto. Dear sister of Myrna MAZENIC of Mississauga, and Sherry IRVING of Oshawa. Debby will be missed by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law of the IRVINE family. She is also survived by twenty-one nieces and nephews, and by eleven great-nieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by her father Fred Roger AYOTTE, her brother Alfred MELVILLE and her stepfather John Henry MELVILLE, Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th, 2008. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Church, 920 Wellington Street, on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter MEYER as celebrant. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Parish prayers will be held in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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MELVILLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-24 published
IRVINE, Deborah May (MELVILLE)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, July 21st, 2008, at the age of 54 years, the former Debbie (MELVILLE) IRVINE of Port Elgin. Cherished wife for 36 years of David IRVINE. Loving mother of Cheryl-Ann and her husband Andy BARNARD, Dawn IRVINE, Kathy and her husband Matthew WILLSON, Sarah IRVINE, all of Port Elgin. Amanda IRVINE of Owen Sound, David J. IRVINE and his fiancée Shelly WHALEN of Stoney Creek, and Kelly-Lynn and her husband Mark ABRAHAM of Windsor. Loving Nana of J.D., Hunter, Amelia and Kaleb. Beloved daughter of Betty MELVILLE of Toronto. Dear sister of Myrna MAZENIC of Mississauga, and Sherry IRVING of Oshawa. Debbie will be missed by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law of the IRVINE family. She is also survived by twenty-one nieces and nephews, and by eleven great-nieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by her father Fred Roger AYOTTE, her brother Alfred MELVILLE and her stepfather John Henry MELVILLE. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th, 2008. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Church, 920 Wellington Street, on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter MEYER as celebrant. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Parish prayers will be held in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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MELVIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
WATSON, Paul
The family of the late Paul WATSON wish to express their gratitude to the staff at the Cancer Clinic, especially Doctor HOWSON- JAN, Dr. XENOCOSTAS, and Doctor VINCENT for the excellent care during the past 5 years. A special thank you to Connie MORRISON, Mary CHRISTIE and the nurses in the chemo room who made the visits easier for us. We acknowledge Doctor JEJE and the nurses on the 7th floor, Victoria Hospital for the excellent care given to Paul in December 2007. We appreciated the visit from Bill BESTERD, Rick DONAHUE, and John MELVIN. Thank you to Paul's colleagues at the Plumber's Union Local 593 who showed their support. Thank you to our family and Friends for the cards, masses, donations, phone calls, visits and prayers. Your thoughtfulness and kindness is appreciated. Angela Watson and Family
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MELVIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-18 published
HUNTER, Dorothy May
At Tilbury on April 16, 2008 with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. She would have been 91 yrs. next month. Predeceased by her husband Thomas, son Thomas Melvin Jr., brother Ted MELVIN, and granddaughter Jennifer NIXON. She is survived by daughter Joyce (Rodney) of Kelowna, daughter Victoria (Douglas) of London, and Mark (Lee) of Tilbury, sister-in-law Christine DUNCAN of Illinois, niece Anne BUCKTON also of Illinois, nephew David DUNCAN of Denver, daughter-in-law Virginia HUNTER of Ancaster and nephew Laurence of England, six grandchildren Kyla, Tara, Jessica, Rebecca, Andrew and Michael. Family and Friends were most important to her. A private funeral service will be held at Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday April 19, 2008. Cremation and interment with no service will take place at Woodland Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Special thanks to Debbie OUELLETTE and the staff at Hudson Manor for their amazing care.

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MELVIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-21 published
WIILSON, Winston
Passed away suddenly in his garden in Florida on April 23. Win was born in Glencoe, Ontario to parents Horace and Viola WILSON, August 4/'41. Best friend of Howard WRIGHT for 35 years. Brother to George, Ruth, Cliff of Michigan, all predeceased. Brother to Norm (Virginia) of Michigan, to Clifford, Fay Ann (Herb MELVIN,) Bernard; Eleanor WEBER, Gidget LINDSAY, Steven, all of London. Also many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Winston was a retired florist. He was such a joy to all who knew him and was so kind. He will be greatly missed. Memorial Service at East London Anglican Ministries, 2060 Dundas St. East on Friday May 23, 10 a.m. Interment following at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Reception following at Church. Donations to the Boys and Girls Club of London.

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MELVIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-03 published
ALLAN, Glenn T.
Surrounded by his "Girls" at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Friday Feb.29, 2008 in his 75th year Glenn, beloved husband of Frances. Loving father of Wendy and Larry KIROUAC of Winnipeg, Heather and Bradley MELVIN of Stouffville, Sharon ALLAN of Aurora, Dear grandfather of Aaron, Taylor, Rachelle and Mackenzie KIROUAC, Tanis and Payton MELVIN, Carter, Chanelle and Hayden HASSARD. Brother of Garry and Jeannie ALLAN of Deep River. Brother-In-Law of Bernice and Reg MANUEL of Sudbury, David and Sheila PULCHINSKI of Waterloo. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Road) Markham, Ontario www.dixongarland.comon Tuesday from 2: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mark's Catholic Church, 345 Glad Park Ave., Stouffville, Ontario on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation www.msh.on.ca or Canadian Cancer Society would be acceptable. The family would like to thank Doctor ING, Loretta and her staff on 3 Centre and Doctor PATTERSON and the staff of Palliative Care at Markham Stouffville Hospital.

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MELZACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-27 published
STRATFORD, Doctor Joseph "Joe" G., M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)
Father, grandfather, husband, neurosurgeon, pain physician, mentor, leader, colleague, friend. Born September 5, 1923, in Brantford, Ontario Died July 22, 2007, while on holiday in southwest France of leukemia, aged 83.
By Ann GAMSA and Ron MELZACK, Page L6
After his day's work as a neurosurgeon, Joe Stratford would come home to cook dinner and attend to household chores his wife, Aurelie, could no longer do.
Her left side became paralyzed after a stroke in 1965, when their children, Huntly and Leslie, were 9 and 7.
Every morning until her death in 1983, Joe brought Aurelie breakfast in bed. One day, Joe arrived at a party, swept Aurelie out of his car and bounded up the steps to the front door, carrying her in his arms with a broad smile and expression of love on his face.
Joe began his medical career as a student in the Canadian Arctic during the summer of 1943. Soon after, he conducted brain research on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and transplant treatments. His contributions to medicine are too numerous to list, as are his initiatives, involvements and chairmanships in health care projects.
Unlike many surgeons, Joe cared what happened to his patients after his job of cutting and stitching was done. From them he learned that severe pain may persist even after successful surgery. In 1974, Joe worked with pain specialists to build one of the first multidisciplinary teams for treating pain. His legacy remains today at McGill University's pain treatment centre in Montreal.
Joe achieved eminence in his three professional roles as surgeon, chief of neurosurgery and director of the pain clinic. But to tell him so would elicit a shy and awkward response. He was humble and uncomfortable with praise.
He maintained contact with the many students he mentored. But he was not just a serious man of service. Many times we witnessed his wry, mischievous, sometimes churlish sense of humour. To the greeting, "Good morning," he'd reply, "Oh, is it?"
Nor was he an unqualified saint, though to hear his patients speak, one might be excused for thinking so. While known as the "quintessential gentleman," he was capable of showing anger.
Joe was a man of diverse interests and enthusiasms. He loved his quiet country home, his vegetable garden and the ponds he created, and was passionate about Canadian art.
In his daughter Leslie's words, Joe was "dearest friend, guide, example of integrity, tower of strength, jester, sympathetic listener, modest but unimpeachable reference book, practical and pragmatic adviser, bon vivant in his own quiet way, optimist, bel esprit, and revered and beloved head of our family."
She echoes the thoughts of those of us who had the privilege to know Joe as a friend and colleague.
Ann GAMSA and Ron MELZACK are Joe's colleagues and Friends.

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