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OGONOSKI o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-02 published
OGONOSKI, Ann Elizabeth (née HENDERSON)
(September 22, 1947-December 20, 2007)
Ann OGONOSKI passed away December 20th, 2007 at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 60. She will be dearly missed by her husband Chris; children K.C. WILLCOCK, of Calgary, Angela MAITLAND (Tim) of Toronto, Laura OGONOSKI (Al) of Calgary, Paula OGONOSKI of Ft. McMurray and Melanie OGONOSKI of Paris nine grandchildren and one great-grand_son. Ann is also survived by her mother Dolores HENDERSON of Owen Sound, four brothers and sisters Heather SORENSON (Paul) and David HENDERSON (Janet,) all of Shallow Lake and Paula CAMERON and Rick HENDERSON (June) all of Owen Sound; and many other relatives and Friends. Ann was predeceased by her father Harry HENDERSON in 2005. Ann was born and raised in Owen Sound. In 1975, she moved west with her family settling in Calgary in 1976. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 5th at Calvary Missionary Church, Owen Sound at 2: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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O'GORMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-30 published
MOENS, Hendrik Pieter Bernelot
Peter MOENS for short, was born in 1931 in Sukabumi, Indonesia from Dutch parents, and died on April 28, 2008 at the age of 76, in Toronto. Peter spent his first 14 years in Indonesia and then was repatriated to the Netherlands with his family, shortly after the end of the Second World War.
In 1953, he and his new wife Marja emigrated from the Netherlands to New York City, where he worked as a physiotherapist at the Mount Sinai Hospital. In 1956 he moved to Canada, becoming a Canadian citizen in 1961. In Toronto, Peter resumed his education and initially studied forestry, but became interested in research and eventually graduated in 1963 with a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Toronto. Peter became a founding member of the York University Biology Department in 1963, where he researched and taught with passion and dedication until the final days of his life.
During his career at York, Peter became an internationally respected leader in the field of reproductive cell biology. His research and teaching was strongly influenced by his understanding of evolutionary theory and scientific method. Peter was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1978, became a Distinguished Research Professor at York University in 1981, and served as the Scientific Editor of the Canadian genetics journal Genome for the last 25 years. Peter was an avid tennis player, sailor, and triathlete, not only participating in these pursuits but recruiting his children, students and Friends to them as well. He was also a flutist, a maker of jewelry and furniture, and a great lover of natural beauty. He will be remembered for his energy and his enthusiasm for life. Peter's loss is keenly felt by his wife Marja and his children Richard (Eileen) of Toronto, Ted (Nancy HAMILTON) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Vivian MOENS (Matthew O'GORMAN) of Toronto, Cecilia MOENS (Garry HAMILTON) of Seattle, Washington, and Francis (Melissa) of Toronto, and by 14 grandchildren, also by his brother Wil (Jeannette), and by many wonderful Friends and colleagues. Visitors are welcome at Peter's home, 217 Northwood Drive, North York, on Thursday May 1 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday May 2, from 7-10 p.m. in the 3rd-Floor Lounge of the Lumbers Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street.
Donations to the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre (Sunnybrook Foundation) will be gratefully accepted.

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O'GORMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
O'GORMAN, Shelagh Frances
Loving mother of Dillon James and Shannon Mary PETRIE, wife of Peter Douglas PETRIE, all of Toronto, cherished aunt of Emily and Leah of New Jersey, Lucas, Gillis and Tristan of Toronto, Jenn and Kate PETRIE and Sarah and Kevin LEWIS all originally of St. Catharines. Compassionate and loyal friend to co-workers and those who came into her life. In particular, her family extends warm wishes to Barbara, Linda, Catherine, Bev, Gina, Bobbie, Lisa, Laurie, Julie and Lilly. Survived by Uncle Pat of Sudbury, Aunts Lorraine FLYNN of Hamilton and Kay JONES of Ottawa, her brothers Lawrence in New Jersey and Matthew in Toronto, cousins Louise of Hamilton, Lynn, Danny and Maureen of Ottawa, Pat Jr., Kelly, Kerry and Rosemary and Heather all originally of Sudbury. Pre-deceased by her parents T.P. (Paul) O'GORMAN and Mary (nee FLYNN) in Toronto. Shelagh passed away on July 4, 2008 after a lengthy struggle with liver disease. Shelagh was a securities lawyer specializing in mutual funds for many years with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Scotia Capital, and Fidelity, following articles and as an associate in corporate law with Torys. Shelagh had a previous career as a social worker with the Catholic Children's Aid Society, worked as a researcher on The Shulman File for CITY television, and prior to that enjoyed summers as an Air Canada flight attendant. Graduate of Windsor Law School (LL.B., Class of '85) and York University's Glendon College (Honours B.A. in English and Psychology, 1979). Kearney, Ontario holds a special place in Shelagh's heart. Thanks to Gary and Heidi and Charlene. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 6: 30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9. Donations in Shelagh's memory to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2221 Yonge Street, Suite #601, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2B4, or Colon Cancer Canada, 5915 Leslie Street, Suite 207A, Toronto, Ontario M2H 1J8, would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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