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POE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-11 published
DAVIDSON, Raymond Giacomo
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Ray DAVIDSON on February 8, 2008, after a brave encounter with cancer. Beloved husband and dearest friend of Judith POE. Loving father of Raymond Jr. and his wife Carla of Oakville, Celia MARGISON and her husband Ted of Los Angeles, and Lisa DAVIDSON and her husband Dan Bell of San Diego. Devoted grandfather of Troy DAVIDSON, Cynthia DAVIDSON, Tyler MARGISON and Dylan BELL. Brother of James DAVIDSON and his wife Vici of Duncan, British Columbia and the late Norman and Better DAVIDSON of Calgary. Brother-in-law to Penny MEISLER and the late David MEISLER of Chicago. Ray will also be sadly missed by his beloved aunt, Audrey FORZANI of Calgary, his dear Friends Kelly Akers and Bill Hall and their daughter Alex and his many cousins, nieces and nephews. Born in Calgary, the son of the late James and Julietta DAVIDSON, Ray studied voice and piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and at Gonzaga University in Washington. Winner of the Simpson's 'Red Feather Revue', and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 'Opportunity Knocks', and 'Singing Stars of Tomorrow' in the 1950's, Ray went on to sing with the Canadian Opera Company and later as a solo entertainer throughout Canada and Europe. He brought joy to all with whom he shared his music and, through his music and our memories, he will always be in our hearts and lives. Our thanks to Ivy LUNT and Rohit TAMHANE for their kindness to Ray and his family. Donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday at Saint Michael's Cathedral (Bond and Shuter) at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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POECHMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-26 published
WELSTEAD, John Irving " Jack"
John “Jack” WELSTEAD of Thornbury passed away at Errinrung Residence in Thornbury on Monday, March 24, 2008 at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, the former Ruth McCOMBS in October 2001. Remembered as the loved father of Jean BOWSER of Collingwood Jacqueline ‘Jackie' (Mrs. Murray LOUCKS) of R.R.#2 Clarksburg Gail POECHMAN of R.R.#2 Walkerton; Ronald WELSTEAD and his wife Karen of R.R.#2 Clarksburg; and Norman WELSTEAD of Mississauga. Sadly missed by thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Kathryn LEGGETT of Hamilton and predeceased by a sister, Jean CORBETT, of Lakefield. Brother-in-law of Pearl McCOMBS of Niagara Falls. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Friends may call at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Thursday from 2 to 4 and from 7 until 9 o'clock. Brethren of the Masonic Lodge Beaver Lodge No. 234 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday March 28, 2008 at Grace United Church in Thornbury at 1: 30 p.m. with interment and committal services following at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to Grace United Church or The Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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POEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
GOOVAERTS, Alfons
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Monday, March 31, 2008, Alfons GOOVAERTS, of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, age 68. Loved father of Kelly INSLEY (Allen) and Tracy GOOVAERTS- WELTEN. Loving grandpa of Brian, Gregory and Matthew. Dear brother of Louis GOOVAERTS of London. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his sister Elza RUSTON and husband Keith, parents Maria Teresa (VAN HOVE) (1990) and Frans Medard GOOVAERTS (1973.) A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Father Peter POEL officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Alhambra Hall, 10080 Klondyke Road, Grand Bend following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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POEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-17 published
GRESPAN, Monsignor Vito H.
Peacefully passed from this life Monday, April 14, 2008 in his 93rd year. Beloved brother of Ida Lee GRESPAN of Waterloo and sister-in-law Enes GRESPAN of Kitchener. He will be lovingly remembered by his nephews Paul GRESPAN and his wife JoAnn, Peter GRESPAN and nieces Doctor Rebecca RENWICK, her husband Frank and their daughter, Adele ANDERSON and her children, Michele GRESPAN and her son, and Janine SHARP, her husband David and their sons. Msgr. GRESPAN is predeceased by his parents Ernesto and Maria (GOLLA,) his brother Fred, sister Adele and niece Claudia. He was born March 10, 1916 in the village of Selva del Montello, Italy. His devotion to the priesthood began at an early age. He first entered the Seminary in Treviso, Italy, then moved to Canada at 18 to join his family. They had settled in Milton, Ontario. He continued his studies at Saint Peter's Seminary in London and was ordained by Bishop J.T. KIDD, D.D., in 1941, in the Diocese of London. Shortly after, he was appointed private secretary to Archbishop E. Antoniutti, Apostolic Delegate of the Vatican in Ottawa until 1947. He returned to Italy and obtained his Doctorate in Canon Law in Rome, in 1950. Back in Canada, he resumed his post in Ottawa until 1952. Msgr. GRESPAN was appointed Chancellor of the London Diocese (1952-'68) and at the same time became Chaplain to the Sisters of the Precious Blood at the London Monastery. He served as Pastor of the Saint Mary's Church in London (1968-'70), Sacred Heart Church in Ingersoll (1970-'80), Holy name of Mary in Saint Mary's (1980-'87) and then retired to St. Rose of Lima in Windsor and Saint Anne's Parish in Saint Thomas. Later he moved into the Chatham Retirement Home where he resided from 1996, and was recently moved to Riverview Gardens Nursing Home in Chatham, in declining health. Special thanks from the family to the professional and caring staff there. And our deepest gratitude to Father Patrick COSTELLO, who passed away recently, and to his sister Helen O'BRIEN who carried out Father's commitment to care for Msgr. GRESPAN in his later years. Msgr. was a 4th Degree Member of the Knight's of Columbus. Msgr. is Laying in State at Saint Anne's Church, (20 Morrison Dr., Saint Thomas) on Thursday evening from 7: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again on Friday morning from 10: 00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Anne's Church on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Private Interment in Mary Mount Cemetery, Guelph. 4th Degree Members of the Knight's of Columbus will be conducting prayers at the church on Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Vigil prayers will be conducted Thursday evening by Father Peter POEL at 8: 45 p.m. Donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Foundation.

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POEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-30 published
VANLEEUWEN, Mathilda " Tillie" (KESTER)
With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of Mom into God's loving arms at Extendicare London, Thursday morning, May 29, 2008, Mathilda "Tillie" (KESTER) VANLEEUWEN, of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, age 76. Beloved wife of the late Gerardus "Jerry" VANLEEUWEN (2006.) Loving mother of Nick VANLEEUWEN and his wife Karen of Cary, North Carolina, Mathilde VANLEEUWEN of Calgary, Ellen ROBINSON and her husband Wes of London, Adrian VANLEEUWEN and his wife Viktoria of Toronto, John VANLEEUWEN and his wife Charlene of Hunter River, Prince Edward Island. Loving Oma of Andrew, Brian, David, Jacqueline, Wes, Greg, Bryanna, Jason, Katie, Pieter and Julie. She will also be sadly missed by her sisters, brothers, in-laws, nieces and nephews and the VANLEEUWEN families in Canada, Holland, Australia and the Philippines. Tillie immigrated from Holland in 1955 to the Grand Bend area and with Jerry made a living in market gardening and their flower nursery. She was a long time member of the Catholic Women's League, and more recently active with the Grand Bend Golden Age Club. She enjoyed spending time and conversation with her many Friends, and also enjoyed a fun game of cards too. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Parish and family prayers at the funeral home, Friday at 1: 45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. The Rev. Father Peter POEL Celebrant. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace or a Developing Country of your choice would be appreciated. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the loving and supportive staff at Extendicare London during Mom's final months. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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POETKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-30 published
DRAMNITZKE, Wilhelm " William, Bill"
Bill was born 99 years ago on October 27, 1908 in Winnipeg and died peacefully at The Westmount on David Bergey Drive on April 28, 2008. His gentle nature and charming smile will be greatly missed by his loving family: son Terrance (Terry) and wife Jean DRAMNITZKE of Kitchener; daughter Karen and husband Gerry GOEBEL of Waterloo daughter-in-law Lois DRAMNITZKE of Wilkesport; sister Edith POETKER of Winnipeg; sisters-in-law Olga DRAMNITZKI of Yorkton, Emery MANZ of Dresden, and Frieda DRAMNITZKI of Kitchener; brothers-in-law Adam and wife Winnie MANZ of Thamesville and Ronald MANZ of Forest. He also leaves nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Wilmina (Min) DRAMNITZKE (Manz) parents, Gottlieb and Caroline DRAMNITZKI (PRESSER;) son: Ervine DRAMNITZKE; grand-daughter, Carolyn DRAMNITZKE; brothers, Samuel, Harold and Eldore DRAMNITZKI; sisters: Katherine (Katy) BERGMAN, Augustina DRAMNITZKI, Alvina and husband Charles HEMRICK; brothers-in-law, Roy BERGMAN, Henry POETKER, Bill MANZ, and John and wife Anne MANZ; sisters-in-law: Betty and husband Robert POWELL and Marge MANZ. Friends will be received on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 between 12 and 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 247 Westmount Rd. E., Kitchener, with funeral service to immediately follow at 1 p.m. Bill will be interred beside his wife at Memory Gardens following the funeral. Bill requested that memorial donations be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund or St. Stephens Lutheran Church and they can be arranged by contacting the funeral home at (519) 743-8900. The family would like to express heart-felt thanks to the staff at the Westmount for their excellent care and for loving Bill as much as we did. Share memories of Bill online at www.mem.com

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POETKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-01 published
DRAMNITZKE, Wilhelm " William, Bill"
Bill was born 99 years ago on October 27, 1908 in Winnipeg and died peacefully at The Westmount on David Bergey Drive on April 28, 2008. His gentle nature and charming smile will be greatly missed by his loving family: son Terrance (Terry) and wife Jean DRAMNITZKE of Kitchener; daughter Karen and husband Gerry GOEBEL of Waterloo daughter-in-law Lois DRAMNITZKE of Wilkesport; sister Edith POETKER of Winnipeg; sisters-in-law Olga DRAMNITZKI of Yorkton, Emery MANZ of Dresden, and Frieda DRAMNITZKI of Kitchener; brothers-in-law Adam and wife Winnie MANZ of Thamesville and Ronald MANZ of Forest. He also leaves nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Wilmina (Min) DRAMNITZKE (MANZ) parents, Gottlieb and Caroline DRAMNITZKI (PRESSER;) son: Ervine DRAMNITZKE; grand-daughter, Carolyn DRAMNITZKE; brothers, Samuel, Harold and Eldore DRAMNITZKI; sisters: Katherine (Katy) BERGMAN, Augustina DRAMNITZKI, Alvina and husband Charles HEMRICK; brothers-in-law, Roy BERGMAN, Henry POETKER, Bill MANZ, and John and wife Anne MANZ; sisters-in-law: Betty and husband Robert POWELL and Marge MANZ. Friends will be received on Friday, May 2nd, 2008 between 12 and 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 247 Westmount Rd. E., Kitchener, with funeral service to immediately follow at 1 p.m. Bill will be interred beside his wife at Memory Gardens following the funeral. Bill requested that memorial donations be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund or St. Stephens Lutheran Church and they can be arranged by contacting the funeral home at (519) 743-8900. The family would like to express heart-felt thanks to the staff at The Westmount for their excellent care and for loving Bill as much as we did. Share memories of Bill online at www.mem.com

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