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ROCCO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-19 published
CARSEN, Clementine Ruth (née NAHM)
(Sunday December 29th, 1918-Sunday April 6th, 2008)
In her 89th year, suddenly, after a brief stay in hospital, from lung disease. Clementine leaves behind her husband Walter, daughter Johanni and son Robert. Clementine immigrated to Canada with her parents from Mannheim, Germany, shortly before World War 2. She adjusted to a new way of life, set to work in several capacities, married, and was instrumental in helping her husband to build up his new business (W. Carsen Co). She later worked as a very active member of the Volunteer Committee of the Art Rental Department of the Art Gallery of Ontario, of which she was a Founder Member. But it was her discovery of yoga which completely altered her life. She became a remarkable teacher, and her gentleness combined with her intuition and generosity made her a much loved teacher, first in Toronto, then at the Prem Anandham Ashram in Beaverton, Ontario and in more recent years in Naples, Florida, where her classes were always full to overflowing. She donated the proceeds of her teaching to charity, which was always an important part of her life. Clementine was a devoted wife and mother, and a loving, concerned friend. She had a wonderful sense of humour, boundless curiosity and genuine interest in others. She will be greatly missed by everyone that she met. Her family is grateful to her many Friends who gave her so much love and support in recent years and especially during the 3 weeks she spent in hospital. Particular thanks go to Doctor Weaver and the medical and nursing staff at the Physicians Regional Medical Centre in Naples, Florida, and also to Doctor Michael BENTLEY- TAILOR/TAYLOR and Doctor Ian FRASER at the Toronto East General Hospital. Her family would also like to thank her wonderful spiritual guide Arundhati STEINMEISTER and her dear friend Lianne DI ROCCO for helping her through her brief illness. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Toronto, Ontario; Naples, Florida and also in Europe. Please email: jcarsen@sympatico.ca to be kept informed. Clementine's wish was for her life to be celebrated, not mourned. If you would like to do so by making a donation to charity in her honour, please contact: The Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, 1639 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 2W6 Online address: https://secureccs.ca/donations/donations.aspx?div=2?=en or The Salvation Army Ontario Central-East Division Public Relations and Development Department 1645 Warden Ave Toronto, Ontario M1R 5B3 Online address: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/honor.aspx?EventId=8102&LangPref=en-ca

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ROCHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-25 published
POLLARD, May Elizabeth (née ROCHE) (1911-2008)
Passed from death unto life at Riverbend Place, Cambridge, Ontario. On Sunday, February 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late George POLLARD (2006.) Beloved mother of Brian (Gail) Ibiza, Spain, Judith (Rev. John SMITH) Hamilton, Ontario. Janice (Robert ROWE) Kingston, Ontario. Survived by her sister Mabel REILLY of Oshawa, her sister-in-law Bessie POLLARD of Preston and many nieces and nephews. Grandmother and great-grandmother of Nieves POLLARD, (Gaston DEZA,) and their daughter Jazmin, of Ibiza, Spain, Hayley Smith POST (Isaac) of Washington, D.C., Drew SMITH (Hamilton,) Jock SMITH (Hamilton), Travis (Susan) ROWE and their sons Miles and Everett of Belleville, Ben (Colleen) ROWE and their daughters Peyton and Katie of Belleville, Olivia Rowe OVENS (Jeff) of Kingston. May was a lifelong member of King Street Baptist Church in Preston, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cobourg for many years. Our Mom and Grandma will be greatly missed. Donations may be made to Riverbend Place, 650 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge, Ontario. N1R 7S6. Funeral Services will be held at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

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ROCHEFORT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-06 published
BÉRUBÉ, Christophe
À l'Hôpital régional - Rimouski, le 3 février 2008, est décédé à l'âge de 84 ans, monsieur Christophe BÉRUBÉ demeurant à Rimouski époux en 1ress noces de feu madame Rita ROY et en 2es noces de madame Peggy Swan BÉRUBÉ. Monsieur BÉRUBÉ a été propriétaire de Matériaux Bérubé et maire de Rimouski. La famille recevra les condoléances, CofE vendredi 8 février de 14h and agrave; 17h et en soirée de 19h and agrave; 22h au Centre funéraire Bissonnette, 125, rue St-Louis, Rimouski. Samedi, jour des funérailles, le salon ouvrira à 8h30. Le service religieux sera célébré à 10h30 en la Cathédrale de Rimouski. Il laisse dans le deuil : son épouse Peggy Swan BÉRUBÉ ses enfants Christiane (André ROCHEFORT,) Jacques (Claudette JACQUES) et Josée; ses petitsenfants Sébastien et Christian GAGNÉ, Annick et Stéphanie BÉRUBÉ, Hugo et Mia LAFONTAINE; ses 4 arrière-petitsenfants Cendrine et Philippe GAGNÉ, Cédric-Alain BÉRUBÉ et Charles-Édouard Bérubé CANNING; ses frères et soeurs Thérèse, lionel, Jean-Paul, Cécile et Monique; ses beauxfrères et belles-soeurs des familles Bérubé, Roy, Ouellet et Swan; ses neveux, nièces; cousins, cousines ainsi que de nombreux amis(es). Il était le père de feu Chantal (Jean Lafontaine). La direction des funérailles a été confiée au : Centre Funéraire Bissonnette de Rimouski 125, rue St-Louis Rimouski, (Québec), G5L 5P9 Téléphone : 418-723-9294 Fax : 418-723-7395 Courriel : cfbisso@globetrotter.net

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ROCHELEAU o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-07 published
TIBOR, Robert “Bob” Joseph
Of Oliphant, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008. Robert Joseph TIBOR at the age of 70 years. Loving husband of Annette (née SHEARON.) Cherished father of Bonnie GEAUVREAU, Brad (Lynne) TIBOR, both of Windsor Kim (Geoff ROCHELEAU) of Mount Brydges; Michelle TIBOR (Rob GROULX,) of Sauble Beach; and Monica (Blair TUCK,) of Windsor. Much loved grandfather to Teri-Lyn, Kristine, Jonathan, Gordie, Abbey, Jessica, Michael, Elizabeth, Jaqueline, Skye, Sadie, Brandon and Brittney. Brother of Irene JOHNSTONE, of Windsor. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Elizabeth, and his sister Betty BURKOSKI. Brother-in-law of Dennis BURKOSKI, Vincent SHEARON, Maureen McRAE, and Sharon “Tootsie” THRASHER. Father-in-law of Rick GEAUVREAU. Best friend of Howard and Irene BARKER. Bob will also be sadly missed by Pete and Jodi Mountain; Jay and Judy Jasper; Kevin and Annie Kaposy; Everett, Todd and Bill Arnold; Shirley Kowch; and Mike and Helen. “Mr. Fix-it” will be forever missed by his best buddy Brodie. Bob retired after 44 years from Windsor Tool and Die. Family invite Friends to gather with them for a time of visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. Further visitation and funeral service will be conducted in Windsor. Donations to the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Bob a Red Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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ROCHELEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
LYNCH, Edward George " Ted"
Peacefully, at home, on Thursday, March 20, 2008, after a lengthy illness, Edward George (Ted) LYNCH at the age of 80 years. Ted leaves his wife, Elva Jean (LAING) of 57 years who loved him dearly. Also left to mourn his loss are his children Thomas, Anne, Mark (Deb), Terry (Karen) and Wendy. He was the loved Papa of six wonderful grandchildren: Jennifer (Dave), Stuart, Carlotta, Madison, Meagan and Quinn and great-grandfather of Nicole. His brother Paul, of Kingston, also survives. Ted was born in Peterborough, Ontario, son of George and Irene (DORIS) LYNCH. After finishing school, he started work in the lumber business there and this remained his profession for over 40 years. After retirement, he volunteered with Saint_Joseph's Hospitality Centre, the London Chapter of the Huntingtons Society and was a member of the Board of the John Howard Society. With his beloved Elva, he enjoyed their "Island Retreat" at Ashby Lake - his heaven on earth. Although Ted's last few years were plagued by illness, he never lost his sense of humour which was a joy to all who knew him. He lived his life well, with integrity and honesty and has now been called home where one day we will all be together again. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in Saint Michael's Church (Cheapside St. at Maitland) on Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Dan ROCHELEAU officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Private entombment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Parish prayers Monday afternoon at 2: 30 p.m.

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ROCHELEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
POCOCK, Helen B. (JONES)
At Marion Villa in London on Saturday, April 19, 2008, Helen B. (JONES) POCOCK of London in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Basil A. Pocock. Dear sister of Betty FOLEY of London. Predeceased by her brother Cecil (Casey) JONES and her sister Margaret RUSSELL. Loving aunt of Margie CURTS and her husband Lloyd of Thedford. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to a memorial service which will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Robert ROCHELEAU officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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ROCHELEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
JOYES, Gordon Frederick
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on July 3, 2008, Gordon Frederick JOYES, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Helen. Loving father of Ronalyn JOYES. Devoted grandfather of Randy, Jerrie and Kyle. Dear brother of Johnnie (the late Dorothy), Leonard (Kathy), Wayne (Elaine) and Carl. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Monday morning July 7, 2008 from 10 until the start of the funeral service at 11 o'clock with Father Rob ROCHELEAU officiating. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Kidney Foundation, London Regional Cancer Program c/o London Health Sciences Foundation or the Memorial Boys and Girls Club would be appreciated.

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ROCHELEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-06 published
JOYES, Gordon Frederick
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on July 3, 2008, Gordon Frederick JOYES, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Helen. Loving father of Randy and Ronalyn JOYES. Devoted grandfather of Randy, Jessie, Kyle and Chris. Dear brother of Johnnie (the late Dorothy), Leonard (Kathy), Wayne (Elaine) and Carl. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Monday morning July 7, 2008 from 10 until the start of the funeral service at 11 o'clock with Father Rob ROCHELEAU officiating. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Kidney Foundation, London Regional Cancer Program c/o London Health Sciences Foundation or the Memorial Boys and Girls Club would be appreciated.

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ROCHES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-21 published
BENBOW, George T.
At home, on Wednesday, March 19th, 2008, Mr. George T. BENBOW of London in his 78th year. Loving husband and best friend of Carolyn McGRENERE. Much loved Dad of Joanna (Dave FERGUSON,) Geoff (Maria HAINES), Erica (Brian DES ROCHES), Janice McGRENERE (Steve OUELLET,) Mark McGRENERE (Sarah) and Grandpa to Emily, Ashley, Andrew, Michael, Grace, Owen, Krista, Keeley and Cavan. Dear brother to Cynthia FITCH, Dick BENBOW (Suzanne) and brother-in-law to Enid and Joan and John MARCIN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service which will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of George are asked to consider the Victorian Order of Nurses, Canadian Cancer Society or the London Health Sciences Foundation - Patient Care. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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ROCHETTE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-08 published
PATTERSON, Luella (née ELLIS)
Peacefully entered into eternal rest on January 02, 2008 in her 94th year. Widow of the late Earl R. PATTERSON, she returned in 1981 to the Hanover/Walkerton area after her husband's passing in 1974. Formerly she lived in Toronto and Brampton, devoting her life to her husband in support of his ideals and goals for the International Woodworkers of America and to her extended family. Luella was the daughter of the late James J. ELLIS and wife Elizabeth (née SACHS) ELLIS. Beloved wife of the late Earl R. PATTERSON. Dear mother of Marie FAELKER, Alan (Hanh) PATTERSON, and John (Christine) PATTERSON. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren: Fay FAELKER, Steven FAELKER, Sarah (Michael) HACKBUSCH; Beverley (Joe) PACHECO, Diane (Denis) ROCHETTE; Shawn (Sonja) PATTERSON, Mark PATTERSON and Paul PATTERSON. Great-grandchildren: Erik, Myles and Emily PATTERSON; Alyssa and Steven WEIR; Erica and Kelsey ROCHETTE; Shawna GAILITIS; Stephanie and Jessica FAELKER Aaron, Sebastian and Aiyana HACKBUSCH: and four great-great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: her beloved grand_son David PATTERSON, son-in-law Donald FAELKER, brothers: Clarence, Alvin and Elmer ELLIS, sisters: Irene GATEMAN and Mary Ann VATTENDAHL, niece Doris WENDORF and nephew Gerald GATEMAN. A Private Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 04, 2008 at 12: pm at Mighton Funeral Home Hanover Ontario. The Reverend Gordon WILLIAMS of Orangeville officiated. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Scott Mission, Salvation Army or charity of one's choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROCHFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-07 published
EICHLER, Joan " HENNY" (née VANBEEK)
Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday April 4, 2008 at her residence in New Hamburg. She was born 57 years ago in Brampton. Loving daughter of Henrica (DEGRAAF) VANBEEK of Ailsa Craig and the late Lawrence VANBEEK. Beloved wife of Danny EICHLER whom she married October 17, 1969. Dear mother of Danny of Kitchener, Michelle and husband Steve WAGLER, Patricia and husband Daniel ROCHFORD, Caralee and Karl all of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by her grand_son Mitchell. Also missed by her sisters and brothers Annette WAGNER of Huron Park, Laura FISCHER of Cambridge, Lawrence VANBEEK of British Columbia, Ken and wife Deb VANBEEK of Brussels, Martin VANBEEK of Bayfield, Anthony and wife Angela VANBEEK of Thedford, Mary-Lou and husband Peter WINKLER of Ottawa, brother-in-law Robert SCHNARR of Ailsa Craig and many nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by a daughter Karla, sister Cora SCHNARR and brother Anthony M. (in infancy.) Joan was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, New Hamburg where she was a member of the Catholic Women's League. She was also a member of the New Hamburg Lioness Club. Family and Friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Tuesday April 8, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Wednesday April 9, 2008 at 9: 45 a.m. followed by the funeral mass to celebrate Joan's life at 10: 30 a.m. at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, New hamburg with Father Pablito Labado officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Wilmot Family Resources. Parish prayer will be said at the funeral home on Tuesday at 4: 00 p.m.

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ROCHKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-19 published
ROCHKIN, Robert
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness on Friday, April 18, 2008 at his residence. Rob ROCHKIN, beloved husband of Ricki SHORE. Loving father of Kayla, Marta, and Corey. Devoted son of Edythe and the late Ken ROCHKIN. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Shelley and Harvey WAXMAN. Much loved brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to many. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva visits will begin on Monday, April 28th. Memorial donations may be made to The Rob Rochkin Scholarship Fund c/o Young Judea Attention: Risa Epstein, 416-781-5156 ext. 225 or Shalom Village, Hamilton, 905-529-1613 ext. 231.

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ROCHLITZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-15 published
LÉGRÁDY, Katinka (née VÁRADY)
Passed away peacefully on April 9, 2008, at the age of 83. Widow of Tamás LÉGRÁDY, dear wife of Oscar WERFHORST. Mourned by her sons, George (fiancée Olivia HARRIS), Miklos and Tom (Sarah WAKELY) her sisters Maya A. HETHERINGTON, Erzsébet ROCHLITZ (Tibor,) their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and Ilona M. HUSZÁR (Nándor,) their children and grandchildren; her sister-in-law Brigitta GRIFFITHS (Bert,) their children and grandchildren her husband Oscar, his children and grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on April 18th at 11 a.m. at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 432 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto. Interment will be at the family crypt in Visegrad, Hungary.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
BROMBERG, Betty (née WAGNER)
Peacefully, at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia on Friday, July 4, 2008. Betty BROMBERG (née WAGNER,) 83 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Ralph (1987), and special companion of the late George HANDS (2003.) Dear mother of Colleen and Tom WINTER of Petrolia, the late Gary BROMBERG (2005) and the late Guy BROMBERG (1991.) Loving grandmother of Cory and Nicole BROMBERG, Chris and Ray QUIRION, Jeffrey BROMBERG, Tammy and Angus McAUSLAN, Cory WINTER, Terri and Shea VACHON, Jacqueline and Tyler WELSH. Dear great-grandmother of Joshua and Kathryn BROMBERG, Cali and Chase QUIRION, Michael ROCHON, Shannon and Aidan McAUSLAN and Benen VACHON and great great-grandmother of Owen WILLIAMS. Betty is survived by her siblings Marjorie HUFF of Sarnia, Geraldine and Carl RITCHIE of Petrolia, Inez and Betty WAGNER of Wyoming and Florence and Andy AIKEN of Petrolia, and sisters-in-law Lisa WAGNER of Montreal and Mary WAGNER of Wyoming. She is predeceased by her brothers Herbie (1991), Lloyd (2002) and Clair (2002). Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Betty's family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the caring staff at Meadowview Villa. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-15 published
MURPHY, Honourable C. Terrence "Terry" Murphy, Q.C.
Retired Superior Court Justice -- Sudbury/Manitoulin
Peacefully, at home with his family, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 56 years. Dearest and proudest Dad of Sean (Evelyn), Karen BARSANTI (Richard), Mary Lynn (Ken BALDWIN), Michaela and Timothy. Cherished Grandpa of Marc BARSANTI (Angela MARROCCO), Jennifer INGLIS (Matthew), Ryan, Katie, and Robbie BARSANTI, Amelia MURPHY- BEAUDOIN, Eilish, Monica, Eamonn and Michael MURPHY. Great-Grandpa of Mackenzie INGLIS and Nicole BARSANTI. Brother of Patricia DINSDALE (late Bob,) the late Bill MURPHY (Janet), Monica PEZZUTTO (Art) and Sally ZEPPA (late Henry). Brother-in-law of Helen GEORGE (late Phil,) Kay and Bob JENKINS and the late Rita ROCHON (Côme.) Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Terry was the oldest son of Charlie and Monica MURPHY of John Street. When he graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School at the age of 22, Terry became the youngest person in Ontario to be called to the Bar. He served a term as Alderman for the City of Sault Ste. Marie in 1965 and was elected to serve as the Liberal Federal Member of Parliament for the riding of Sault Ste. Marie from 1968 until 1972. During this time, he served on the Justice Committee and also chaired the North Atlantic Assembly, a post that required him to visit all the North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries. In 1980 he was appointed as a Judge for the District of Sudbury/Manitoulin, where he sat until his retirement in 2000. In 2005, Terry was honoured to be formally acknowledged by The Advocates' Society, in the book Learned Friends, as one of fifty of the finest advocates practising in Ontario from 1950 to 2000, who exemplified the very highest standards of advocacy and shaped the legal profession in the province. Terry lived life well, with no regrets. He loved his family, music, good wine, good food, stimulating conversation, Dorothy's flower gardens, and the rugged beauty of Northern Ontario. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home (942 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 5K7 705-945-7758) on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday July 16, 2008 at Precious Blood Cathedral at 11: 00 a.m. with Monsignor Bernard BURNS officiating. Memorial donations made to the Sault Area Hospital Cancer Unit or the Sault Ste. Marie Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by the family. The family thanks Doctor S. BUEHNER and the Palliative Care Team, Community Care Access Centre, Bayshore Nurses, We Care Home Health Services, Dr. D. WALDE, Doctor WANT (Sudbury), Doctor N. SMITH, Doctor D. BIGNELL and Doctor REICH for their excellent care. Thanks also to Jerry ROWE for his special contribution. www.northwoodfuneral.com

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ROCHWERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-20 published
VAISLER, Dora " Dolly"
Peacefully, at her home in London, Ontario on June 19th, 2008, Dora (Dolly) VAISLER (née HENDELMAN) passed away in her 90th year. Loving wife of the late Harold VAISLER (1999.) Mother of Peter and his wife Sheila VAISLER and Susan VAISLER and her husband Steven AZMIER. Proud grandmother of Sarah, Trevor and Casey. Sister of Meyer HENDELMAN and his wife Barbara. Sister-in-law of June and Daisy HENDELMAN. Aunt of Barry VAISLER, Alissa POSLINS, Shelley ROCHWERG and Paul KASH. Predeceased by her brothers Saul and Jack HENDELMAN and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Syd and Sari VAISLER and Ethel and Hy KASH. For many years, Dolly was extremely involved with the London community. She served for several years as President of Haddassah and was active in Sisterhood. Special thanks to her caregivers Michelle, Traci, Lisa, Pat and Kellie who provided exemplary care for many years. Funeral service will be held at Or Shalom Synagogue, 534 Huron St. on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Rabbi Amos CHORNY officiating. Interment Or Shalom Cemetery. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. in charge of arrangements. 519-433-6181. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dora VAISLER.

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ROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
HODGSON, Mary Alexandra (formerly McEWEN, née COLLINS)
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, Mary Alexandra HODGSON passed in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husband Arthur HODGSON and her first husband James McEWEN. Loving mother of Carol SCHUTZBACH (Adam) of Strathroy, James McEWEN (Melva) of Brooks, Alberta, Pat ROCK (Bill) of Port Franks, Kathy ROBINSON (Allan) of Bright, and George HODGSON (Bobbi) of Strathroy. Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Dearly missed by her sister Nora BOOK. Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Flora COLLINS, her siblings Lillian HICKS, Ola GILES and Gord COLLINS and 1 grandchild. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Thursday March 27th from 7-9 p.m. with a Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service at 6: 30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment to follow in Nairn Cemetery. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Strathroy Hospital. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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ROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-16 published
AMOS, Doctor Norman S.
Granton Masonic Lodge #483, Stratford on Avon Shrine, Past Potentate of Mocha Temple (1987), Member of the Royal Order of Jesters Court #56.
Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital, with his family at his side, on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Doctor Norman S. Amos D.V.M. of Saint Marys and formerly of Kirkton, Ontario, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of M. Leona (LATTA) AMOS. Loving father of Cathy TAILOR/TAYLOR and husband Rob of Saint Marys, Rob AMOS and wife Lindsay of Guelph. Dear father-in-law of Lois AMOS- HERTER and husband Doug of Alma. Loving grandfather of Scott and Jill, Lynn and Kevin, Paul and Shizuko, Megan, Erin and Chris, Courtney, Colin and Ashley, Matthew, Shelby, Dale and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Mabel SCHOLFIELD of Saint Marys. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Bryan AMOS (1994) brothers and sisters Owen AMOS, Grant AMOS, Joe AMOS, Gertrude ROSSER, John AMOS, Kathleen ROCK, Margaret GRABOWSKI and Ernest AMOS. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S., Saint Marys) on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment in Brinsley Cemetery. In Norm's memory donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. There will be a Masonic Service on Thursday evening at 6.30 p.m. under the auspices of the Granton Masonic Lodge #483 at the Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.ballfc.ca

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ROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
CORNWALL, William Harold
Peacefully, surrounded by family at University Hospital, on July 20th, 2008, William Harold CORNWALL in his 74th year. son of George CORNWALL and Florence GROVES. Dearly loved and sadly missed by his wife Carol; children Cate DEYLE (Jacob), Shirley ROCK (Jeff), Lynda CORNWALL, Kelly CORNWALL, David CORNWALL (Leonie), Darryl TRUDELL (Cindy), Denise WANT and Paula VANDERHYDEN (Bill). Dear grandfather of Erin, Whitney, Clayton, Kelsey, Matthew, Jordan, Joel, Jenna, Christopher, Michael and Jason; great-grandfather of Cole; brother of Glen (Stella). Predeceased by brother Roy. Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm., where service will be held on Thursday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment McColl Cemetery. West Elgin Lodge #386 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a memorial service Wednesday at 6: 30 p.m. If desired, donations to charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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ROCKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-07 published
JAMES, Gayle Marlene (née GILCHRIST)
(April 15, 1940-May 30, 2008)
Gayle Marlene Gilchrist JAMES passed away on Friday, May 30, 2008 at the age of 68 years with close family members by her side. Gayle met lymphoma and death as she lived her life; carefully researched, discussed at length and then accepted the outcome with a calm dignity and a touch of black humour. Born April 15, 1940 in rural Alberta, she attended a one room school taught by her father, high school in Castor and on to the University of Alberta (B.A. English 1962) and University of Toronto (B.S.W. 1963, M.S.W. 1966). Gayle was predeceased by her parents, Lela (GREENWALT) and Don GILCHRIST, her brother, Don, her sister, Norma, and her beloved canine, Lady. She will be missed by her brother, Garry (Elly) Victoria, British Columbia; her nieces and nephews, Debby DOBSON (Ed HALL), Becky DOBSON, Melanie DOBSON (Graeme ROCKER) all of Nova Scotia, Kim DOBSON (Ramona KRAEMER) of Ontario; Laura, Jacqueline and Nicole GILCHRIST of Victoria she will also be missed by her grand-nieces, nephews and god children, Karen, Esther, Alex, Chris, Sarah, Emily, Adam, Patrick, Zac, Linda, Ben, Erin and Sean; as well as her great-grandnephew, Nahze; honorary aunt, Jean PEETERS of Victoria, British Columbia as well as by Doctor K.W. JAMES. She started her social work career with the Alberta Child Guidance Clinic before joining the Education Clinic, Edmonton Public School Board in 1967 and then the University of Calgary, the Faculty of Social Work in Edmonton in 1975 before moving to Calgary in 1994 and retiring as Associate Professor Emeritus in 2004. While working with students with learning disabilities and their families, she developed a consummate passion for public issues that led to a life-long involvement in social advocacy and public policy. Her dedication to social work and inspirational leadership was legendary, holding many professional association positions, first as Registrar (1974-1977), President (1979-1981) and Treasurer (1996-98) of the Alberta Association of Social Workers and President of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (1981-83). Gayle's international leadership began in 1978 and was capped by being elected Canada's first President of the International Federation of Social Workers (1988-1992). She was instrumental in Canada hosting the first world social work conference in 1984 and the establishment of the International Federation of Social Workers Human Rights Commission in 1988 to advocate for missing, wrongfully detained and tortured social workers and students. Appointed by the Prime Minister to Chair the National Council of Welfare (1986-1989), she was the senior non-governmental organization delegate on the Minister of Health and Welfare's social policy mission to the Republic of China and the only woman and only non-governmental organization member of Canada's delegation to the United Nations Welfare Ministers Inter-Regional Consultation on Developmental Social Welfare in 1987. She was a founding member of the Edmonton Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, Canadian Research Institute for Law and Family, Canadian Social Work Foundation, Weiler Award Trust; long time board member of the Canadian Council of Social Development and International Council of Social Welfare, Canada; and member of Kings College Circle, University of Toronto. Her many honours included an Alberta Achievement Award (Excellence Category), Exemplary Contribution Award (Alberta Association of Social Workers), 75th Anniversary Award (University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work), Outstanding National Service Award (Canadian Association of Social Workers), Teaching Excellence Award (University of Calgary), Arbor Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service (University of Toronto), inaugural Andrew Mouravieff-Apostol Medal (International Federation of Social Workers) and Lifetime Achievement Award (Pulse of Social Work, Calgary). Gayle was an inspiration and beloved mentor to countless students, colleagues, Friends and family. She was uncompromising in her support of students and an incisive media commentator on social policy issues. Unphased by her illness in her final years, she devoted untold hours of volunteer expert witness testimony to help victims of eugenic sterilizations win a landmark class action settlement. To paraphrase Maya Angelou, those touched by Gayle may forget her exact words or the specifics of what she did, but they will never forget how special she made them feel. A special thank you to Doctor T. Thaell, Doctor E. Liu, and to the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for the excellent care they provided to Gayle over the last seven years. A Memorial Celebration of Gayle's Life will be held at the Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. A reception will follow. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the charity of your choice or to the Gayle Gilchrist Gold Medal Development Fund, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, PF3256 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 Phone: (403) 220-5942 Fax: (403) 282-7269 E-mail: socialwk@ucalgary.ca In living memory of Gayle Gilchrist JAMES, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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GARDHAM, Margaret Doris (née CROWN)
Peacefully with her family by her side at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, Margaret Doris (née CROWN) GARDHAM, of Ingersoll, in her 83rd year. Loving wife of the late Ross GARDHAM (2000.) Margaret will be forever loved and missed by her son Ken wife Barb and their children Steve, Cari, Mike, David and their families, and her daughter Donna TUFFNAIL and her husband Brock and their children Jessica, Amanda, Breanna and their families. Predeceased by grandaughter Desiree (1992). Margaret was the last remaining member of her siblings. Predeceased by brothers George, Ross, Wimp, Bob and one sister Helen. Survived by sisters-in-law Elma LAARZ, Betty STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Helen ROCKETT, Jean CROWN, Marion CROWN and Doris CROWN. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday, May 2, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. John LAMBSHEAD officiating. Interment Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROCKLIFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-11 published
MEIKLE, Helen Patricia (née MULCAIR)
It is with great sadness that the children and sisters of Pat MEIKLE announce her death, on March 10th, 2008 in Toronto after a year-long illness. Pat was born in Montreal on February 14th, 1924 and grew up in Westmount, Québec. She graduated from Saint Paul's Academy in 1941, and from the Mother House Secretarial College in 1942. Following graduation, she took a position as legal secretary at the Montreal firm of Montgomery McMichael (now Ogilvy Renault), where she worked until her marriage to the late James Edward MEIKLE on September 18th, 1952. Pat pursued her chosen career as wife, mother and grandmother, with kindness, common sense, humour and great deal of devotion, for 56 years. She was much loved, and will be greatly missed, by her sisters Barbara MULCAIR and Sister Anne-Marie MULCAIR, CND; her children Victoria, Susan and Ross COYLES, Jamie, Heather and Adrian JOHNSON, Thomas and Melanie ROCKLIFF, Gregory and Rachel JEWELL; and her grandchildren Jamie, Gillian, Kieran, Devon, Natasha, Dunham and Jackson; and by her Friends. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 5-8 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (3220 Bayview Avenue). A reception will follow at the home of Heather MEIKLE and Adrian JOHNSON. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
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MEIKLE, Helen Patricia (née MULCAIR)
It is with great sadness that the children and sisters of Pat MEIKLE announce her death, on March 10th, 2008 in Toronto after a year-long illness. Pat was born in Montreal on February 14th, 1924 and grew up in Westmount, Québec. She graduated from Saint Paul's Academy in 1941, and from the Mother House Secretarial College in 1942. Following graduation, she took a position as legal secretary at the Montreal firm of Montgomery McMichael (now Ogilvy Renault), where she worked until her marriage to the late James Edward MEIKLE on September 18th, 1952. Pat pursued her chosen career as wife, mother and grandmother, with kindness, common sense, humour and a great deal of devotion, for 56 years. She was much loved, and will be greatly missed, by her sisters Barbara MULCAIR and Sister Anne-Marie MULCAIR, CND; her children Victoria, Susan and Ross COYLES, Jamie, Heather and Adrian JOHNSON, Thomas and Melanie ROCKLIFF, Gregory and Rachel JEWELL; and her grandchildren Jamie, Gillian, Kieran, Devon, Natasha, Dunham and Jackson; and by her Friends. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 5-8 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (3220 Bayview Avenue). A reception will follow at the home of Heather MEIKLE and Adrian JOHNSON. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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ROCKMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
ROCKMAN, Edna
On Thursday, May 29, 2008 at York Central Hospital. Edna ROCKMAN, beloved wife of the late Doctor John ROCKMAN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Bonnie and Morty GROSS, Jane FRUITMAN and Tony TRACEY, and Jeffrey and Tamar ROCKMAN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Elliott and Norma HOFFMAN. Devoted grandmother of Lorne, Kimberly, Mark, Corey, Jonathan, Jay, Dawn, and Tiffany, great-grandmother of Katie. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 80 Front Street East, Suite #801, visits daily 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with evening services at 8: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1-888-473-4636.

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ROCKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-06 published
Wounded on the sands of Normandy, his one-day war ended on D-Day
His life was saved by a thick letter from home he had tucked into the breast pocket of his tunic. It deflected a bullet into his ribs and his arm, and he spent the rest of his life selling insurance in small-town Ontario
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Don DONER's war lasted just one day - D-Day, June 6, 1944.
The night before, he boarded a ship in Southampton on the southern coast of England. It was pitch dark, but he and the rest of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada had practised the drill so many times they didn't need any light.
They had been in the port since June 4, waiting for the signal for the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. They knew the real thing was coming when breakfast arrived. "The last meal, so to speak, of the condemned," he said in a memoir written in 1982. "It was bacon and eggs - something unheard of in the army."
A storm had just passed through the area, leaving behind rough seas. Just off the French coast, he and the other men from 8 Section of 9 Platoon, "A" Company of the Queen's Own, left the mother ship, transferred to assault craft A9 and headed toward the beach at Bernieres-sur-mer. It was their bad luck to be among the first to land in Normandy on D-Day, and worse for Mr. DONER. He was second in line to enter the water, right behind his pal Corporal Hugh ROCKS.
"We were elected to be the assault section for the platoon, which meant that we would be first to leap off the assault craft, carry bangalores [long, cylindrical mines], steel ladders, wire mesh and any other material that would assist us in scaling the sea wall and blowing holes in the barbed wire," wrote Mr. DONER.
Don DONER was no gung-ho, Royal Canadian Legion cliché of a soldier. He was just a kid who joined the army at 19 and soon grew cynical about the military and the war. He often went Absent Without Leave, mostly to visit girlfriends. A good-looking young man, he found falling in love rather easy. One time, he got cold feet and backed out of an engagement to a young British woman, although he did leave the material for the wedding dress - he'd had it sent from Canada - at her front door.
Riding toward the beach that morning he felt frightened, and believed most of the young men on the landing craft were no braver. "Just a bunch of ordinary guys thrown together by fate, not mad at anybody, not wanting to die or be maimed or blinded, just wanting to live and let live," he wrote. "Had 90 per cent of us known then what we know now, there wouldn't have been a war because none of us would have been there to fight it."
They may have been scared, but it didn't stop them fighting. As their boat approached the beach, a shell destroyed another landing craft that had been advancing alongside. Their own landing craft stopped in deep water, unable to go closer. Cpl. ROCKS, who was 5 feet 5 inches and a non-swimmer, asked Mr. DONER to go first. Standing 6 feet 2 inches, Mr. DONER stepped off the boat and found the water up to his chin. Cpl. ROCKS gamely followed. Burdened by a full battle kit, ammunition and a rifle, he sank to the bottom. Mr. DONER grasped his friend's hands underwater and led him part way to the beach.
Meanwhile, enemy machine-gun bullets flew thick and fast, and artillery and mortar shells exploded all around. Wounded or killed outright, many of the Queen's Own never cleared the surf.
The soldiers had orders that if a man was hit they were to leave him until the beach was secure. Mr. DONER saw one of his Friends in the water with massive wounds. He ignored his call for help, in part because it was obvious he was close to death. In the confusion, Mr. DONER lost sight of Cpl. ROCKS. A short while later, he went back to look for him. He found him dead, shot between the eyes.
Cpl. ROCKS, a hard-rock miner from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, was 40. Probably the oldest man from the unit to be killed on the beach that day, he had lied about his age to get into the war. As a married man in what was considered a vital industry, it is unlikely he would have been conscripted.
By that time, Mr. DONER had also been wounded. As implausible as it seems, his life was saved by mail from home. A bullet aimed straight at his chest hit the corner of an envelope containing a thick letter from his sister. He had put the letter in his breast pocket, and its many folds absorbed most of the impact. The bullet deflected off a rib and ended up in his arm. He was also struck many times over by bits of shrapnel that entered other parts of his body and would, years later, set off metal detectors at airports.
The key to survival was to get out of the line of fire. All around him, soldiers furiously dug down into the sand. "Steve DE BLOIS and I set a world record for digging a slit trench, wounded or not," he wrote.
The Queen's Own Rifles had landed near Bernieres-sur-mer just after 8 a.m. The rough seas meant the tanks were late coming ashore, and the infantry landed without their support. To make matters worse, the assault craft had taken them several hundred metres away from their planned objective and set them down right in front of a strong German position that included a powerful 88-mm gun.
"They received the worst battering of any Canadian unit on D-Day crossing the beaches," said Steve Harris, director of history at the Department of National Defence, whose father, Lieutenant J.P. Harris, was wounded while landing with the same regiment. In all, 60 men of Queen's Own were killed and another 78 were wounded, the worst casualty figures of any Canadian unit on D-Day.
In spite of the strength of the German positions, the regiment more than met their objectives. "So fast did the Queen's Own move against this and other positions that when the Regiment de la Chaudiere began to land behind them 15 minutes later, the only fire on the beach was coming from snipers," wrote war correspondent Chester Wilmot in his book, The Struggle for Europe.
Medics treated Mr. DONER's wounds on the beach and he was given the job of guarding some German prisoners. Some of them spoke English and they engaged him in conversation while all around the battle raged. "I talked with a German prisoner of war who wondered, much as I did, why he was there and blamed it all on the big wheels far removed from the battle area."
Mr. DONER was shipped back to England that day. A week later, he was sent home to Canada. His one-day war was over.
Don DONER was born in a Prairie village about 100 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon, but grew up in Toronto. His mother had died giving birth to him, and soon after that the family moved east to Ontario, where his father remarried. In Toronto, he attended Northern Secondary School on Mount Pleasant Road. He spent summers at his uncle's farm near Stayner, about 70 kilometres north of the city.
He enlisted in the army in September, 1941, and trained at Camp Borden in Ontario before being shipped to England. Like many young soldiers, he was not used to strong drink and freedom, and he got into a lot of trouble. He was disciplined several times for returning late to barracks, often after spending the evening at pubs and dances.
After the war, he worked for a time at European Silk in Toronto. By 1950, he and his brother Bob had retreated to the peace and quiet of small-town life in Alliston, Ontario Together, they set up an insurance brokerage called Doner Brothers. They got married and bought houses next door to each other. Don and his wife, Josephine, had six daughters; Bob and his wife, Maxine, had six sons.
Today, Alliston is the site of a busy Honda factory, and has grown enormously, but back then it was a typical, small Ontario community. "Alliston was like Mayberry. It had one stop light and my father's office was a drop-in spot for every character in town," said his daughter, Joanna DAHLIN. " Once a month, they ran a poker game in the basement."
Late in life, Mr. DONER was contacted by George ROCKS, son of Corporal Hugh ROCKS, the man he had tried to save on D-Day. George ROCKS was 6 when his father died.
"An uncle of mine read Don DONER's name in a book on D-Day and I contacted him. Speaking to Don brought everything to a close for me, to learn just how my father died," said Mr. ROCKS. "No one in my family ever spoke much about the war. There was no celebration in our house when the war ended. I was 30 before I learned my father died on D-Day."
For his part, Mr. DONER's views of the war and his role in it changed little over the years. While he felt the conflict had a purpose, he believed senior officers did not really know what they were expecting of Canada's young men. For many years, he refused to discuss the whole rotten business, and it was not until he was in his sixties that he began to talk about his experiences.
Donald Grieve DONER was born in Simpson, Saskatchewan, on July 23, 1922. He died at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital in Toronto, of complications from Parkinson's disease, on May 3, 2008. He was 85. He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Josie), and his daughters Joanna, Christine, Mary, Helen, Martha and Jennifer. He also leaves his half-sisters Marilyn, Kay, Nan and Dorothy. His brother Bob died in January, 1987.

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