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RANADIVE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
RANADIVE, Kishori
In loving memory of our wife, mother, and grandmother who passed away March 6, 1997. Dearly loved and greatly missed
Naren, Madhu, Salil, Neena, Anjana, and Anish.

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RANCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-07 published
MUGRIDGE, Thomas " Tom" Patrick
(July 22, 1941-May 4, 2008)
Tom died peacefully at home in the arms of his wife and best friend, his eyes taking in the view of his beloved Rocky Mountains, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 66 years old. Tom was our husband, father, grampa, brother, mentor and friend. Born in Red Deer, Alberta, he attended a one-room prairie schoolhouse in Condor, Alberta. before joining the Canadian Army Militia at the age of 15. Tom had a 25-year career in the Canadian Military, serving in Gagetown, Borden, Bermuda, Chilliwack, Shilo (Brandon), Kingston and Hamilton. He rose quickly through the ranks from apprentice electrician to Master Warrant Officer. While stationed in Chilliwack, he earned his private pilot license with multi-engine and night ratings. Tom retired from the armed forces in 1985 and attended the University of New Brunswick, graduating with a Bachelor of Education degree. Later he worked as a senior inspector for Industry Canada, Weights and Measures. In all, Tom gave 43 years of loyal service to the Government and people of Canada, for which upon his retirement from the Public Service in January, 2007 he was recognized by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. However, his most prized achievement was the Peer Recognition Award he received from his colleagues at Measurement Canada in 2002. Tom's outstanding trait was his unique mixture of strength, gentleness and his deep compassion for the human condition. He was a man of great integrity, patience, wry humour and kindness. Even in his final days, when he knew his time was close, his main concern was for the welfare of his family.
Besides his loving wife of 33 years, Samantha-jane, Tom is survived by sons Jeff and Garry (Lynne); grandchildren Eric, Sarah, Stacey, Laura and Brian; brothers Dan (Frances,) Dick (Theresa LALONDE) and Jerry (Susan;) brother-in-law Robert SHIRLEY (Eva RODIER) nieces Kelly RANCE, Bonita FANZEGA and Samantha (Doug) ROTHWELL nephews Paul and Stephen MUGRIDGE and William MUGRIDGE; mother-in-law Nettie SHIRLEY and devoted canine friend "Chelsea." He was predeceased by his first wife Yvonne BROWN; and by his parents Bill and Isabella MUGRIDGE.
"One could do worse than be a swinger of birches." - Robert Frost Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14th Street S.W.), Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family thanks the caring staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, and of Cochrane Community Home Care.
In living memory of Tom MUGRIDGE, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by Mcinnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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RANCOURT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-30 published
MOORE, David Jr. (1961-2008)
After a long and very courageous battle with cancer, David MOORE Jr. passed away in St. Catharines April 28, 2008, in his 48th year. David is survived by daughters Chelsey, U of W, London, and Alexandra, St. Francis High, St. Catharines, and their mother Lida, and by dearest best friend and fiancée, Tricia RANCOURT mother Myrna CULLIP (Michael) of Ridgeway, father David (Suzanne,) brother Brady and sister Haley of Annan; brother Shadoe (Holly), nephew James Calgary, twin sister Darlene (Dan), Innisfil, nephew Joshua, Fredericton, sister Cairn (Jeff), niece Cyra and nephew Tamir Winnipeg, brother Barry who preceded David in 1985, and life long friend Kevin (Denise) BOYKO. David was a devoted father to Chelsey and Alexandra. He spent his entire working career in the steel industry, where he was highly regarded. He was a very passionate hockey player and golfer, and undoubtedly the greatest Habs fan in the history of the team. His family and many Friends will remember him for his generosity, and wonderful sense of humour, which he somehow maintained to the end. David was dearly loved by his family, and many Friends, and will live on in their memories. Family will receive Friends at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, on Thursday, May 1, from 7-9 p.m., and on Friday, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. At David's request, there will be a Celebration of David's Dash Saturday, May 3, 2008, at The Moose and Goose located at 54 Front Street South, Thorold, 5 to 9 p.m. Casual dress/Habs attire strongly encouraged. In lieu of flowers, an Education Trust Fund has been set up for Chelsey and Alexandra. Donations may be made at the George Darte Funeral Home 905-937-4444, payable to Cairn MOORE (Trustee). On-Line Guest Book - www.dartefuneralhome.com

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RAND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-27 published
RAND, Rex Harold
In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and friend, who left us 6 years ago today, March 27, 2002. A special smile, a special face, and in our hearts a special place, No words we speak can ever say, How much we miss you every day, To hear your voice and see your smile, To sit and talk to you awhile, To be together in the same old way, Would be our dearest wish today. May God Bless You. Lovingly remembered by Diana, Susan, Tim, Pam and families. Sadly missed by Jeff, Steven and Brad.

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RANDALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-28 published
HAMMOND, June (BOOK)
At Oxford Regional Nursing Home, Ingersoll on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, June (BOOK) HAMMOND, of Ingersoll, in her 90th year. Wife of the late Keith HAMMOND (1976.) Dear mother of Dennis and his wife Sharyn of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Karyn and her husband Chris RANDALL of Ingersoll and Dean of London. Dear great-grandmother of Liam and Connor RANDALL. Predeceased by her brother Frank BOOK, her sister Alberta RUSSELL and her step-sister Ruth MOORE. Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll (519-425-1600) on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Rev. Jim CARR officiating. Spring interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford would be appreciated.

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RANDALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
RANDALL, Hilda
Peacefully, at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, with her family by her side, Mrs. Hilda RANDALL. Predeceased by her husband Ray and her daughter Kathleen. Loving mother of Robert and wife Maureen. Survived by son-in-law Ron NOAKES and Kathy ROWE. Grandmother of Joshua and Taylor Leigh RANDALL, Todd and Sherri NOAKES and Jason and Lisa NOAKES. Great-grandmother of Bradley, Kailey and Emma NOAKES. Survived by sister Kitty BOTTOM. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. As per Hilda's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to take place on Saturday, March 15 at 1: 00 p.m. at Saint_John's Anglican Church, 14 head Street, Strathroy. Special thank you to nurses and staff 1st Floor, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Memorial donations to charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road East, London.

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RANDALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-17 published
WILLIAMS, Patricia Jean (née RANDALL)
It is with sadness that Emma and Michael (Boo) GRAY/GREY, along with their parents, Mike and Cheryl announce the passing of "Grandma Jean". After living a very long and healthy life, Patricia Jean WILLIAMS age 91, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care on Saturday, March 15, 2008, following a very brief stay. Jean was born in Brigden, and was a lifelong resident of Courtright. She lived at the house she grew up in, until a couple of years ago when she made Twin Lakes Terrace (Sarnia) her home. Jean is predeceased by her husband Alwyn (2002) and her parents William and Edna (DUNN) RANDALL. She is survived by her cousin Robert GRAY/GREY and his wife Mae and their children Sandra, Dwayne and Naomi PARSONS and Linda and Dean WILKINS. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. A public grave side Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday March 18, 2008 at Bear Creek Cemetery at 1: 30 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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RANDALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
DESJARDINE, Georgina (née SMITH)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, after a courageous battle, Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Georgina DESJARDINE, of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, formerly of R.R.#2, Dashwood, in her 67th year. Adored wife of Ron DESJARDINE. Dear mother of Steve and Brenda DESJARDINE of R.R.#2, Dashwood. Very proud grandmother of Dara and her husband Ben RANDALL of Burlington, Christopher and Samantha ANDRUS and Ashley, all of London. Sadly missed by her sister Fredericka and her husband Ed HUNTER of Port Franks, brother Gordon TEETZEL and his wife Louise of Parkhill. Dear sister-in-law of Aileen BROWN, Nova Scotia, Wilmer and Ethel DESJARDINE, Marilyn and Glenn RADER, all of Dashwood. Special cousin of Betty GILL, Thedford, Shirl and Gord GOTELAER, Ridgetown. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brother-in-law Harold BROWN, parents George SMITH and Viola (VINCENT) TEETZEL and stepfather Fred TEETZEL. Raised by her grandparents Norman and Mabel (DUNCAN) VINCENT. 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., where the funeral service will be held Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry DISHER officiating. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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RANDALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
LEPAGE, George Henry
After a full life, George passed away suddenly but peacefully at home in his 85th year on Sunday, January 20, 2008. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years Joyce (née RANDALL.) Dear father of Mike (Chris), Rob (Jill), and Tom (Jill). Extremely proud grandfather of Gord (Keegan), Linda (Jason), Jessica, Will, Alex, Leigh, Stephen, and great-grandfather of twins Trevor and Charlie. Brother of Don (deceased), Betty MADDEN, Mary FRASER (deceased), Peter, Larry, and David. Brother-in-law of Shirley, Barbara, and Mary Ellen and the late David FRASER and Cliff MADDEN. George was a devoted family man and was one of the last surviving Lancaster Bomber pilots, an avid golfer (Lambton Golf and Country Club) right up until the first snowfall of this winter, and was an active Toronto Real Estate Board member since 1946. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street, W at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. A private service for the family will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2008. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to a charity of your choice.

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RANDALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-19 published
JACKSON, Grace Louise " Dollie" (née HOPSON)
Born December 5, 1914 in Marine City, Michigan, Grace Louise "Dollie" JACKSON passed away peacefully in Petrolia, Ontario on April 16, 2008, in her 94th year.
Predeceased by her parents George and Blossom HOPSON; sister Edith RANDALL; brother Bill HOPSON, and husband Don JACKSON.
Survived by her sons Bruce (Mary) JACKSON of Langley, British Columbia; Doug (Pat) JACKSON of Camlachie, Ontario; daughter Jean (Mike) MOSELEY of McBride, British Columbia.
Dollie will be greatly missed by her four grand_sons; Morgan and Don JACKSON; Gordon (Michelle) and John MOSELEY.
A school teacher by profession, Dollie served overseas in England with her husband Don during World War 2. Following the war, Dollie lived in Windsor, moving to Oakville to be part of the "Ford Family" in the early fifties. Grace was a long-time member of Saint_John's United Church in Oakville, and more recently, Camlachie United Church.
Special thanks to Fiddick's Nursing and Retirement Home in Petrolia for their kind and thoughtful care of Mom in these last years.
Dollie will be fondly remembered for her calm demeanor, her quiet determination and her unwavering love and support for all her family members. She loved animals, her creatures great and small, most especially her feathered Friends.
It was Dollie's wish to be cremated, and she will be buried next to her loving husband Don in Windsor, Ontario.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy donations may be made to the Camlachie United Church building fund.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca
Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, (519) 542-5541.

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RANDALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-23 published
BUCHANAN, David William, Q.C.
(January 14, 1942-May 18, 2008)
(Vancouver) David was born in Bristol, England. His earliest school years took place in Scotland, England and Wales, with one year in Lebanon and part of a year with a tutor in Syria. The majority of his primary education was at Hurst Grange Boys Boarding School, Sterling, Scotland. During these formative years, he spent holidays, in places such as Nigeria, visiting with his parents who were stationed internationally, working on various engineering projects. When David was 12, he immigrated with his parents, to Canada whereupon he attended Upper Canada College and later The University of British Columbia, obtaining his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law in 1966. David articled at the prestigious law firm of Clark Wilson LLP in Vancouver, where he became a partner, enjoying a successful career in the litigation department, practicing employment law, gaming law, family law, and intellectual property. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1983. As well, David took pride in providing leadership in training and mentoring in his field. His practice lasted for 42 years, until days before he passed. As a volunteer, David served on the Board of Trustees of Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre for 13 years, acting as Chairman for one year. He was a former President of The Vancouver Bar Association; a former director of the Legal Services Society of British Columbia; former Chair, Law Day of British Columbia; former member, National Judiciary Committee, Canadian Bar Association and a member of the International Commission of Jurists. From his university days, he remained a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity and the Annual Gardy Frost Steelhead Fishing Group. He was also a member of the University Club and subsequently, The Vancouver Club. If law was his life-long profession, then fishing was his passion. David's pursuit of trout, salmon, dorado, marlin, sailfish, and bonefish took him throughout Canada, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, and Hawaii. Two special hobbies David enjoyed were reading and philately, which brought him quiet times and fulfilled his vast interest in history. David was part of a very close and loving family, he was predeceased by his father, Rae BUCHANAN; and is survived by his mother, Olive Buchanan SMITH; his wife, Patty RANDALL; his daughter, Laura KEARNES, her husband Russell; his son, Adam; his daughter, Kate and his two grandchildren, Quinlan and Veronica KEARNES. David's remarkable courage and strength and his incredibly positive attitude after his diagnosis with esophageal cancer, gave both him and his family an extra year and a half of quality life, full of family gatherings, further travel and laughter. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: The Nature Trust Of British Columbia, #260 - 1000 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7P 3R4; www.naturetrust.bc.ca David's family invites his colleagues and Friends to join them in honoring David's life at The Vancouver Club (valet parking will be available at the back of the Club), in The Grand Ballroom, Wednesday May 28 at 2: 00 P.M.

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RANDEVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-25 published
RANDEVA, Shri Purshotam Das
Gracefully passed away, in Toronto, on Friday, February 22, 2008, at the age of 86, after a long, wonderful life. Husband of 62 years to Reeta, father to Ashwani and his wife Lalita, Jaimini and his wife Moyra and very proud grandfather to Romy, his wife Mannu, Priya, Jennifer, her fiancée Adam, Caleigh and Scott. He lived a rich life, full of travel, music, appreciation of the beauty of nature and art. A well-respected Juno nominated musician and loyal friend, his life will continue to be celebrated by those who loved him. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), for a service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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RANDLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-23 published
KEEGAN, John Ronald
(July 11, 1932 To January 20, 2008)
To measure a Man… Is to sum up his accomplishments in but a few simple phrases. Those whose impact was greatest on family and Friends tend to need fewer songs of praise. Dad always knew there was another chance to change an outcome. Growing up the eldest of 5, with precious few amenities, he learned to effect situations through force of will. Above all else he understood the value of family and revelled in all our accomplishments great and small. He loved talking about his family, a clean car, a good hockey fight, the market and the colour yellow. Always well dressed, he respected others who took care of their first impression shined shoes and well tied ties were a quick gauge to your worth. Setting the tone for any situation he added flair when none existed. When we attended hockey games he refereed we always remembered never to tell the fans our Dad was the referee and we'll never forget the police escorts after junior games in Greenfield Park and St. Lambert. He loved his business and as a Trader his execution was legendary, He knew how to make a pro short a position on his bid and be grateful. He never liked to politic, but knew it so well he taught us to taunt the sharks we swim with in whatever waters we may find ourselves. His greatest accomplishment was that his children assumed their successes without doubt. With great sorrow, much love and admiration he will be deeply missed and always remembered by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years Beverley (née RANDLE,) daughter Deborah; sons Michael and wife Joanne (née VIENS) Randy and wife Deborah (née KREGZDE). Grandad, you will always be close in heart and thought to grandchildren Erin, Lauren, Katherine, Tyler and Jordyn. Predeceased my mother and father John and Kitty (née MERRIFIELD) KEEGAN, and will be sadly missed by brothers Gord and Billy and sister Joan. A Memorial Celebration will be held Friday, January 25th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel, 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Pacific Parkinson's Research Institute or Ridge Meadows Hospital. The measure isn't in the words but the tears on the page… Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

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RANDS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-23 published
RANDS, Robert
Of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Sunday, June 22nd, 2008, in his 67th year. Survived by his wife Sharon (SCHUKNECHT,) children Kimberly (Glen) McMANUS of Chesley, Steven RANDS of Hanover, Wanda RANDS of Hanover, Robert (Tasha) RANDS of Ayr and Connie RANDS (Cory FIDLER) of Bomanville, grandchildren Danessa, Braeden, Tiffany, Dallen, Alex, Noah, Meagen, Kody and Emily. Also survived by brothers Reg (Gwen) RANDS and Joe (Bonnie) RANDS, sisters Edna KLERKS and Millie ANGER. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m., at St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, Hanover. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Crohn's and Colitis Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca c/o Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover (519) 364-3660.

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RANDS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-27 published
CALHOUN, Rosemary Louise (née ANKENMANN)
Of R.R.#3 Chesley, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in her 59th year. Beloved wife of Dennis. Loving mother of Cyndie (Kevin) RANDS of Allenford, Greg (Jessica) of Tara, Melanie of Toronto and Carrie (Alex SMITH) of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Meghan, Ewan, Chloe, Claire and Carylie. Rosemary will be missed by her siblings, Doug ANKENMANN of Chesley, Laurel (Jim) FRANKLIN of Williamsford, Geoff (Carol ANKENMANN of Rexton, New Brunswick and Russell ANKENMANN of Southampton. She will be fondly remembered by her mother-in-law Helen CALHOUN as well as brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rod (Carol) CALHOUN, Doug (Brenda) CALHOUN, Cheryl (Ed) VANDEGRAFT and Marlene BOSSE. Predeceased by her parents, Bob and Jeanne (NEVERS) ANKENMANN and her father-in-law Willard CALHOUN. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 30, 2008 at Saint_John's United Church, Chesley at 11 a.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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

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RANDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-07-25 published
RANDS, Lena (née REID)
Passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Beloved wife of Cyril Arthur RANDS. Formerly of Nova Scotia. Dear mother of Nancy, Darlene and Brenda. Cherished grandmother of Roxanne, Tara, Nikki, Russell and Daniel. The family will receive Friends Friday, July 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (south of Eglinton). Funeral liturgy will be celebrated in the Chapel Saturday, July 26th at 1 p.m. Cremation.

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RANGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-25 published
WILLFANG, Helen
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, Helen WILLFANG of London in her 63rd year. Loving wife and best friend of Wayne for 32 years. Loving mother of Annemarie (Cliff TAILOR/TAYLOR) SAUNDERS. Best grandma of Michael, Kristina and Scott. Dear sister of Frank, Mary, Dick, Bernadette, Agnes and James. Dear daughter-in-law of Joyce RANGER. Sister-in-law of Sharon (Morris) and Dennis (Ruth). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Helen will be greatly missed by all her family and many Friends. Predeceased by her parents Winnifred and James and fathers-in-law Meno WILLFANG and Lou RANGER. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 3 p.m. (visitation one hour prior). Cremation and Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make memorial contributions to London Health Sciences Foundation c/o GI Motility Fund, Attention: Doctor Brian TAILOR/TAYLOR. Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneral.ca

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RANGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-06 published
RANGER, Ernest Joseph
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, June 5th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Susan RANGER and the late Anne RANGER (1990.) Loved father of Betty (Rob) RANGER, Joseph " Ernie" RANGER, Lucy (Mike) CHILDS and Clarence RANGER. Dear brother of Raymond (Geri) BRISBOIS and Lorraine HARRIS. Predeceased by sisters Alice and Jaqueline RANGER, Lillian CLOES and brother Roger BRISBOIS. Loved grandfather of Ashley (Adam). Christopher, Amanda, Michael, Jennifer, Zachary, Brandi, Bonnie-Lee and Chad and great-grandfather of Tamara, Khoth and Ryley. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Ernest was born in Timmins on January 24, 1934 the son of the late Frederick and Bernadette (RIOPEL) RANGER. He came to Saint Thomas in 1973 from Toronto and worked at the Ford Motor Company, Talbotville. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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RANGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
RANGER, Sandra (née DUGGAN)
Suddenly at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Monday, March 10, 2008. Sandy in her 66th year, predeceased by her husband Jack (1997). Loving mother of Mark and his wife Allicia of British Columbia, Doug and his wife Chris of Orangeville, and Bonnie and her husband Jeff HARKNESS of Orangeville. Dear grandmother of Rebecca, Stephanie, Samantha, Jamie, Erin, Justin and Tyler. Sandy will be sadly missed by her special friend Gerald PICHÉ and all of her other relatives and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 13th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations in memory of Sandra may be made to Lung Cancer Canada. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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RANIERE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
Maggy REEVES, 85: Couturier
Austrian-born designer clothed Canada's rich and famous
By Iris NOWELL, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Toronto -- As a child, fashion designer Maggy REEVES became acquainted with immense wealth and one of its conspicuous spinoffs - beautifully dressed women. It changed her life so that years later she would attain the pinnacle of fashion excellence in Canada.
Born into uncertain times in Austria in 1924, she was christened Margarethe WEISZ. As a nine-year-old growing up in Austria she sensed only faint stirrings of the unrest around her. In 1937, she gained an abrupt understanding when her Jewish father, Robert WEISZ, fled the Nazis and escaped abroad, leaving behind his Catholic wife and daughters Margarethe and Trude.
During the Second World War, the threesome moved to the countryside where they were spared the worst of the conflict. In 1947, Margarethe married Willibald NAGENZAUM, a bookkeeper she had known from her school days. The marriage lasted only two years and she, with son Frederick, left Vienna to join her father in the Dominican Republic. There, she discovered he had bigamously married a niece of Rafael TRUJILLO, the country's infamous dictator. Margarethe and her son moved in with her father and his wife and, in doing so, rubbed shoulders with the elite of society. The women, she discovered, were stunningly dressed.
"I was so jealous," she said years later. "I showed off by making the wildest clothes." This achieved the desired effect: "People looked at me."
By 1949, however, she had grown unhappy living with her father's new wife and ran off and married James COURTNEY, a well-to-do Texan. This proved to be a mistake. After two tumultuous years in Dallas, they divorced and she moved to New York where she became an apprentice pattern maker.
In 1953, she moved to Montreal where she broadened her experience as a junior designer. Two years later, she settled in Toronto. There she got a foothold in couture by custom designing high-fashion clothes. By then known as Maggy, she set up a business in her home on Bayview Avenue in Toronto's Moore Park neighbourhood and hired three women as seamstresses. In her window she hung a sign: "L'elegance - Paris, Toronto, Haute Couture."
"Maggy organized little fashion shows in the living room," said her friend Edith BILEK, a fellow Austrian who served clients tea and sandwiches. "That's how Maggy began."
The business developed quickly but lacked capital to expand. A client named Reva JOSEPH, whose husband was a prosperous car dealer, offered the necessary backing. The new business was named Maggy Reeves, which is derived from their first names - Maggy and Reva. In 1957, the Maggy Reeves salon opened on Cumberland Street in Toronto. Over time, Maggy adopted it as her own name.
The business flourished and in 1962 she married Otto SOMLAI, a Hungarian who had fled the 1956 revolution. At first, he worked in a furniture factory but later quit to work alongside his wife.
By that time her salon enjoyed a staff of European-trained women who painstakingly produced the handwork that was the Maggy Reeves imprimatur -- beading, quilting, hand painting and embroidery. Working with fine silk chiffon, for example, a design might comprise six or eight hem lengths, each hand-rolled and stitched so fine the stitches were scarcely visible. Such filmy chiffon and tiny stitches allowed a dress to "float" as the wearer walked. It was a distinct mark of couture.
Ms. REEVES's workers spent hundreds of hours on handwork she could never afford to charge. Prices of her ball gowns averaged $2,000 to $3,000, which in Paris or New York would be 10 times higher. Her costliest design was $10,000.
Interestingly, the customer was not always right. If Ms. REEVES felt an outfit would not be flattering, she refused to make it and instead devised a glamorous alternative. She steered women away from tight-fitting clothes they thought were sexy. "If you wear something too tight that shows your bumps," she once told a reporter, "you will look like a snake that has swallowed eggs."
In October of 1964, an afternoon tea and fashion show at the Park Plaza Hotel put her salon on the map. Organized by her friend and public-relations whiz, the late Catherine SMYTH, the event was intended to expose Toronto women to haute couture suits, coats and ball gowns that were the equal of Paris, Rome and New York.
"Everybody went ga-ga," recalls Anne CASEY, a client who modelled in the show. "People wanted to buy the clothes right off your back."
Clientele grew quickly and Ms. REEVES often had difficulty obtaining high-quality fabrics in Canada. Twice a year, she travelled to textile mills in France, Italy and Austria in search of the best materials. Frequently, she went to New York for the luxurious ribbons, piping, vintage beads and Swarovski crystal buttons that gave her designs their characteristic touch.
In 1977, a star-studded charity fashion show in Los Angeles earned recognition in the U.S. The show, in support of the Loretta Young Auxiliary of Saint Anne's Maternity Hospital and Home for Unwed Mothers, was organized by Toronto broadcast journalist Edie FRANKEL. The clothes were modelled by the wives of actors and the event attracted celebrities and young starlets.
However, it also produced a big problem.
"Maggy took one look at the models and said, 'I told you, no breasts!' Ms. FRANKEL recalled. All along, Ms. REEVES had been concerned that naturally busty women and breast-implanted women would not fit her fashions. Fortunately, she had brought along a sewing machine, and her assistant Franca RANIERE immediately made alterations.
Ms. REEVES continued as a leader in Canadian haut couture for some years after that but demand diminished in the 1990s as fashion changed to ultra casual wear. Nonetheless, with one part-time worker she continued to make couture in her Toronto apartment for a few loyal clients.
Maggy REEVES was born Margarethe Katharina WEISZ in Vienna, Austria, on October 11, 1924. She died April 9, 2008, in Toronto of heart failure. She was 85. She is survived by her sister, Trude, and her son Fred Courtney. She was predeceased by her husband, Otto, in 1991.

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RANIERI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-07 published
DOXEY, George Victor
Emeritus Professor of Economics, York University, Barrister of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister of Law
Suddenly on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at his residence in Toronto surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Julia Carmen RANIERI- DOXEY. Loving father of Michael and Lea DOXEY. He will be sadly missed by many family, Friends and his colleagues at York University. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 8 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (one block east of Dufferin), Toronto (416) 654-7744. In lieu of flowers donations to the George Doxey Scholarship at McLaughlin College, York University would be appreciated by the family.

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RANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
THORNE, Garnet Doug " Dougie"
Suddenly, on Thursday, June 12, 2008, Garnet Doug "Dougie" THORNE at the age of 48 years. Cherished father of his loving and devoted children Lucas and Brianne THORNE and Lisa JURY. Dear son of Barbara THORNE (Bill RANK) and the late Garnet THORNE. Remembered by his brothers; Larry, Brad, Brian and Tom. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Doug was an avid Leaf fan and Hot Rod enthusiast. Visitation will be held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Chapel on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Doug.

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DEMPSEY, Eleanor G. (CHURCHILL)
At McCormick Home, on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008, Mrs. Eleanor G. (CHURCHILL) DEMPSEY of London in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Les DEMPSEY (1994.) Loving Mom of Cheryl and her husband Shonn CLARRIDGE of London and Paul DEMPSEY and Jen of Mississauga. Dear sister of Margaret RANK of Ottawa. Cherished Grandma of Mylee and Katelyn CLARRIDGE and Jacquie and Jess DEMPSEY. Predeceased by her sister Marion JACK. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, July 4, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Eleanor are asked to consider the McCormick Home. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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RANKIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-14 published
LOPES, Zaira (née FRANCISCO)
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services, on Wednesday, February 13th, 2008. Zaira FRANCISCO- LOPES, of Owen Sound, died in her 63rd year. She was the dearly beloved wife of the late John LOPES and the daughter of Maria FRANCISCO and the late Armando FRANCISCO. Zaira was the loving mother of Jason LOPES and his partner, Darcy TREMBLAY, of Toronto and John LOPES and his wife, Nancy, of London. Zaira will be sadly missed by her sister, Angela RANKIN, of Owen Sound and her brothers, Manuel FRANCISCO and his wife, Linda, of Sault Ste. Marie, Tony FRANCISCO and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Windsor and Jaime FRANCISCO, of Tillsonburg. Nieces and nephews will miss her dearly. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, (519-376-7492) on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church, 554 - 15th Street East, Owen Sound on Saturday, February 16th, 2008 at 9: 00 a.m. Interment will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound. The Vigil for the Deceased will be offered at the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday evening at 7: 30 p.m. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to Saint Mary's Church or the Canadian Cancer Society as expressions of sympathy.

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MURRAY, Frances Mary (née RANKIN) (1922-2008)
Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Providence Health Centre in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Dana MURRAY and predeceased by sister Ruth RANKIN and brother Graham (Rusty) RANKIN. Sadly missed by close sister-in-law Lila RANKIN. Much loved mother of Menta, Jay (Penny), Kim (Lynn), and Guy. Grandmother of Sarah, Adrienne, Jennifer, Jason, Michael and Dana. A reception to celebrate her life will be held at Spiaggia Restaurant at 2318 Queen Street East from 4-6 p.m. on Friday April 4, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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RANKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-19 published
DAY, Jessie Elizabeth (née RANKIN)
(October 18, 1908-April 5, 2008)
The family of Jessie DAY announces the peaceful passing of their beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother in her 100th year. We will cherish forever her unconditional love and her zest for life. Born in Cairo, Egypt, the only child of the late Elizabeth and Herbert RANKIN, Jessie was predeceased by 'the love of her life', her husband Frank in 1993 and her beloved, exceptional son, Robert, in 2006. Arriving in Canada as a young child she lived for many years in the Spadina Avenue area of Toronto. Jessie graduated from Toronto Normal School in 1928 and taught primary grades for over a decade at the Leslie Street School in Toronto. The following 20 years were spent raising her growing family in St. Catherine's, Toronto, and Montreal arriving in Edmonton with her 'troupe' in 1955. While raising her large family in Edmonton, Jessie, an accomplished educator, resumed her teaching career. Until her retirement in 1974, the lives of many students at Saint Mary's, Grandin and St. Catherine's Catholic Schools were enriched by Jessie's guidance and inspiration. Her retirement allowed Jessie to further pursue her life passions with zest learning, reading, volunteering, bridge, travel, theatre, but especially music and her greatest love the Opera. Jessie will be remembered as 'a modern day women'; a role model, independent and courageous, a women passionate about life abetted by her Italian/Scottish heritage. Her life was highlighted by her dedication to family and Friends - she loved others as they loved her with compassion, kindness, generosity and fidelity. Jessie's great legacy is her capacity for abiding Friendship and her unshakable optimism. She is the deeply loved mother of Kathy and Ron SEEPISH Beth DAY- STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Sandy STEWARD/STEWART/STUART; Michael and Julia DAY; Fred and Tamara DAY; John DAY; and daughter-in-law, Judi DAY; the adored Grandma of, Peter, Robin, and Kelly; Greg and Christine James, Michaela, Brook and Tatum; Lisa and Jeff; Erin, Sean, Kailin and Kelly; the cherished great-grandmother of Jacob and Jordan; Noah and Sydney; Jessica and Ben; Thomas; Marley and Paige; Jasper; and Kieran. Jessie leaves behind many people who will miss her dearly especially Sue DAY who gave mom the gift of living with visits and special outings enveloped in compassion, care and love. Mom was an inspiration and example to us all, our rock, a warm and true friend and will be remembered with affection by many family and Friends in Eastern Canada, the West Coast, and Scotland. Jessie's family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to mom's exceptional caregivers at Capital Care Grandview. We have no words to express our depth of appreciation and our thankfulness to the 'Angels of Grandview' for their unfailing compassionate care of our mother, truly, a dedicated and loving staff. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jessie's memory may be made to Capital Care Grandview or any charity involving children. A celebration of Jessie's life will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Chapel of Howard and McBride Westlawn, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, Alberta. To send condolences, visit www.westlawnchapel.com. Howard and McBride Westlawn (780) 484-5500

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McGUCKIN, William
At Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on March 10, 2008 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Noreen and the late Joyce GRIMLEY. Loving step-dad of Trisha (Dave) CUTHBERTSON and Raymond (Denise LEE) RANKINE. Proud Pops of Jenny, Tori and Thomas. Dear brother to Shirley (the late Ross) KNOX, Phyllis (Howard) BENTLEY, Eleanor (Rae) ELLICOTT, Clare (Noreen), Jean HARDY (Bev TAILOR/TAYLOR), Gloria (Keith) PARADINE, Gerald (Donna), Ray (Sheila) and the late Stewart, Marie GANS and Bernice RICHARDSON. Special uncle to Mart SWAFFIELD. Will be sadly missed by his many Friends, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville (905-642-2855) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel Friday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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RANKL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
KETTLEWELL, Dorothy May (née McINTYRE)
On Saturday, March 29th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Paul KETTLEWELL (1998) and dearly loved mother of Ron and his wife Karen LONG of British Columbia, Joanne and her husband Mel HYDE of Saint Thomas, and Nancy GARROD of Port Stanley. Loved step-mother of Darcy and her husband Tom WITHEROW, Cindre SCOTT, Tracey and her husband Greg MEYERS, and Paul RANKL. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 3 brothers John, Earl and Glynn McINTYRE and by a sister Viola LONG. Dorothy was born in Rodney on May 30th, 1918, the daughter of the late Mac and Margaret McINTYRE. She worked at the Lakeview Restaurant in Port Stanley many years. She was a member of First United Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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RANSCOMBE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-14 published
MISKE, Larry David
Passed away suddenly on Monday, February 11th, 2008 at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound in his 63rd year. Larry was the beloved husband of the former Linda RANSCOMBE. Loving father of Lee and Lincoln. He will be sadly missed by his brother John and by his sister Marion KUHL. A service to celebrate Larry's life will take place at a later date. If so desired, memorial contributions to the Desboro Arena Fund or the Mississippi Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth (519) 794-2631.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-22 published
BARRY, Marion “Irene” (née RANSOM)
Peacefully, at Grey Bruce Health Services-Owen Sound, on Monday, January 21st, 2008. Marion “Irene” BARRY, of R.R.#4, Owen Sound, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Albert BARRY. Dear mother of Rosalie CATHRAE (David SNOWDEN,) of Cambridge, Marion (Jim) VANDERWAL, Joan (Scott) BARBER, both of Owen Sound, and Donald (Kim) BARRY of Wasaga Beach. Mother-in-law of Diane BARRY and Carla KING. Grandmother to eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother, Wallace (Lynda) RANSOM, of Berkeley. Predeceased by her parents, Wesley and Violet (née WYVILLE) RANSOM, her sons, Bruce and Wayne, sisters, Mary, Ivy, and Isabel, and brothers Stan, Ken and Jim. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492), on Friday, from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. A Funeral Service for Irene BARRY will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, January 25th, 2008, with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association, as your expression of sympathy.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-23 published
BARRY, Marion “Irene” (née RANSOM) - Correction
The Funeral Service for Irene BARRY previously scheduled for Friday has been postponed to a later date. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association, as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492).

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RANSOM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-13 published
BARRY, Albert Leroy
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services Hospital in Owen Sound on Monday, March 10th, 2008. Albert BARRY of Rockford in his 82nd year. Proud and Loving father of Rosalie CATHRAE of Cambridge, Marion (Jim) VANDERWAL of Annan, Joan (Scott) BARBER of Owen Sound, and Donald (Kimberly) BARRY of Wasaga Beach. Predeceased by his beautiful wife Irene BARRY (née RANSOM) and his two sons Bruce and Wayne Albert. Will be in the fond memories of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his close Friends. A private family memorial for both Albert and Irene will take place in the spring. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

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RANSOM 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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RANTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-21 published
HARRIS, Ronald Harold
Peacefully at home on Monday, May 19, 2008. Ron HARRIS of Owen Sound in his 66th year. Partner and best friend of Barb HORAN. Husband of the late Margaret (née RANTON.) Dear step father of Janet and her husband Nick ANDERSON of Chatsworth, Karen and her husband Doug MARSHALL, Allen HARRIS and his wife Caroline all of Owen Sound, Jackie and her husband Rick DODD of Bognor and Wendy and her husband Glenn GRANGER of Meaford. Sadly missed by his step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and his nieces and nephews. Also survived by a sister Norma and her husband Don BADGER of Cambridge and a brother Jim HARRIS and his wife Sue of Welland. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Tannahill Funeral Home, Owen Sound 519-376-3710.

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