All Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M Mc N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z Welcome Home
Local Folders.. A B C D E F G H I J K L M Mc N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
-1

"SIL" 2008 Obituary


SILCOX  SILIPO  SILJEVINAC  SILK  SILLCOX  SILLETT  SILLIFANT  SILLS  SILVA  SILVANA  SILVEIRA  SILVER  SILVERBERG  SILVERMAN  SILVERSTEIN  SILVERTHORN  SILVESTER 

SILCOX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-24 published
Frome's oldest citizen recognized as a builder
By Daniela SIMUNAC, Sun Media, Sun., February 24, 2008
John Sidney SILCOX joked with his neighbours that he was the mayor of their tiny village near Saint Thomas called Frome.
He called himself mayor because "he was the oldest one here," said his cousin, Don SILCOX.
It was hard not to come into contact with the self-proclaimed top public servant in the community of 50 residents.
For half a century, John SILCOX was both a skilled carpenter and volunteer firefighter. He was always available to those who knew him and needed a hand, his cousin said.
When a tornado blew through Frome one August day in 1990 and ripped through 10 homes, SILCOX was there.
His son Stephen's home was "torn down flat," while the roof on his father's house ripped off, recalled his brother, Bob SILCOX.
"We had a bad year that year. We had to hire some extra help."
Those were houses SILCOX helped to build. He also built his own home in 1977 less than half a kilometre from the Frome United Church, where he was an active member, his cousin said.
SILCOX was able to build three or four houses a year, framing the entire house with his brother beginning when the two were in high school.
SILCOX studied carpentry at Arthur Voaden secondary in Saint Thomas, followed by an apprenticeship and a stint as a volunteer firefighter.
When it was someone else's turn to apprentice, SILCOX stressed the importance of using more nails.
"He liked to put stuff up that was very sound," his brother said.
SILCOX would also always try to squeeze in extra space to make a room bigger.
"It doesn't cost that much more to make it two feet wider," Bob SILCOX remembers him often saying.
Still it wasn't always hard times working with SILCOX. He would make others laugh by nailing a worker's pant leg or lunch bag to the roof, his cousin said.
"He was always a jokester. He always had a smile on his face."
SILCOX's carpentry skills aided him in his battles with fires.
"He knew how to cut houses apart and get water inside," said Don SILCOX, who often worked beside him firefighting for the Southwold fire department.
John SILCOX died January 22 at the age of 76 of liver cancer, the same disease that took his wife three years earlier.
He is survived by three children and eight grandchildren.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILCOX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
SILCOX, Edgar " Ted"
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Parkwood Hospital in London on June 27, 2008 in his 83rd year after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Lily. Loving father to Stuart and his wife Laurie WARK of London and Wanda and her husband Marc of London. Cherished grandfather to Andrew, Amanda, Benjamin and Jamie. Dear son to the late Joseph (Bert) and Elizabeth (Rosie) SILCOX. Ted was a World War 2 veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as a tail gunner onboard a Lancaster. After the war, Ted enjoyed his hobbies of caving, stockcar racing and flying aircraft, while briefly working as an electrician in Brantford. He was a 30-year veteran of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force, having headed the Identification Bureau among other postings. Most important to Ted was his family, fishing in his bass boat and the annual camping trips to the east coast in their R.V. In keeping with Ted's wishes, no formal funeral services are planned. Cremation will take place with a private interment in Princeton at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILCOX - All Categories in OGSPI

SILIPO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-30 published
Rebellious writer returned from Paris and helped install French in Toronto schools
Raised on the Sawdust Trail, he learned oratory from his bishop father but strayed far from his religious roots
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- When Clayton DERSTINE was 9, he joined his father on the Sawdust Trail, a trek across the Deep South made by Christian evangelists during the Depression. C.F. DERSTINE, a Mennonite bishop from Kitchener, Ontario, headlined for Billy Graham while his son ran errands inside the crowded tents. Clay listened to his father preach to hardbitten farmers, sometimes for up to five hours at a time, and learned some of his oratory skills.
Years later, Mr. DERSTINE put those skills to work in a campaign of his own - an effort to have French-language education taught in Toronto's public schools. In the process, he discovered a style of proselytizing much more to his liking.
Mr. DERSTINE helped create the first French public school in Toronto. He also chaired the Toronto Board of Education's French language advisory committee, was instrumental in creating the Francophone Educational Planning Council for the Toronto Region, and co-ordinated the Ontario Coalition for Language Rights. The impact of his vision and the breadth of his labour is still felt in several Toronto communities.
Clayton DERSTINE was the oldest child born to Bishop DERSTINE's Canadian family and Mary Elizabeth KOLB. It was his father's second family - he had previously had three children with a first wife in Pennsylvania. His mother kept strictly to her tasks at the church but later in life was sometimes seen loosening her kerchief and cruising down the streets of Kitchener in a black car. Clayton was a bright boy but couldn't keep his mind on his lessons. He slid into all kinds of mischief - a rough beginning for a boy whose father had penned well-thumbed sermons with the titles "The path to noble manhood" and "Hell's playground: theatres and movies."
During Bishop DERSTINE's revival meetings, one of Clay's jobs was to lean across a five-foot wooden scroll and wind it along, displaying the images as his father told the Mennonite history of the world. After the meetings, devout women who had stood in the hot sun all day prepared supper for them, sometimes dripping sweat into the mashed potatoes. Clay didn't like that too much - he politely asked for a couple of boiled eggs and peeled the shells himself. A rebel from the start, he continued on this path and later exhibited some particularly curious eccentricities, drawing him far from his rural, religious roots.
He was a football hero during high school, a force to be feared on the field. But he was a bookish jock, preferring Dickens and Descartes over retelling stories from the game. His yearbook included comments about his tackling and running, as well as how he tended to "sling around a mean vocabulary."
In 1949, after graduating from Waterloo Lutheran University (later Wilfred Laurier) with a degree in English literature, he went to graduate school at the University of Toronto, studying under Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan. He spent hours at the Royal York Hotel's King Cole Room, discussing great shifts in intellectual thought with his mentors and fellow protégés. These conversations became a launching pad for him as a thinker and a writer. His problem was that his intellect and ambition never quite met up with a solid body of discipline. As a writer, he was often mired in esoteric dreaming. He dropped out of school in 1951 and looked for the cheapest route to Paris.
For the next seven years, he lived in a tiny top-floor garret with a view of Notre Dame, no doubt aware of the cliché but succumbing to its charms regardless. He surrounded himself with Scotch, cigarettes and a steady supply of black notebooks, in which he inked his impressions of the city. If he wasn't in his room writing, he was in cafés discovering the particular flavours of French society, and sometimes sponging work off his new Friends. He was an office boy for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for a few years, then hired to do translations. If the French words didn't come easily enough, he'd pop into Café de Flore on Boulevard Saint-Germain to swallow un petit jaune (pastis) and ask someone to help fill in the blanks.
During this period, he dated Mariel CLARMONT, a Parisian he met in one of the cafés. She gave birth to their daughter, Julie, just before he returned to Canada in 1958. Mr. DERSTINE held Julie at birth but then did not see her again until she turned 21, by agreement with Mariel.
In the meantime, Mr. DERSTINE returned home to life in the basement of his parents' Kitchener home. It wasn't long before he met and fell in love with Joyce CARTER, a young reporter at the Record newspaper. The couple moved to Toronto, where Ms. CARTER went to work for The Globe and Mail. After they had lived together for a few years, they were married by Bishop DERSTINE in their living room, his hands shaking so much from Parkinson's disease that he could hardly hold the Bible. His son reached out and took his father's hand to steady it.
In 1965, their son Dirk was born and Mr. DERSTINE became a stay-at-home father, a rarity then. He also worked as a freelancer, consulting with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on a series about Mennonite history and writing book reviews for The Globe. He also kept busy working on Treegodspace, a memoir loosely based on his Paris notebooks.
"This book is written mostly either from a sofa just inside the window, or from a canvas chaise, shuffled regularly to follow the sun's patches across the lawn. If it's 3 p.m. I'm beside the lilies," he wrote. In this dense, impressionistic book, Mr. DERSTINE embarked on a journey to see where he would wind up - as he put it, "To see the macrocosm in the microcosm."
He was deeply committed to his writing project and continued, season after season, pumping out the words, certain that he'd eventually find an appreciative audience. He once left the manuscript on Dennis Lee's doorstep, hoping the Toronto writer would find it a good home. But after repeated rejections from publishers, Mr. DERSTINE mourned for a while, then bounced back with a new vigour for an old passion: the French language.
Inspired by Pierre Trudeau's move toward bilingualism and multiculturalism, Mr. DERSTINE also believed strongly in Canadians speaking both official languages. But during the late 1970s, Toronto students could immerse themselves in French only at expensive private schools or through the separate school system.
Mr. DERSTINE set about finding a more inclusive solution. In 1972, he helped create the first French public school in Toronto, École Gabrielle-Roy, named after the Manitoba writer. Five years later, Mr. DERSTINE was involved in forming a French secondary-school module at Jarvis Collegiate. Beginning in 1977, he served for eight years as vice-chair and then chair of the French Language Advisory Committee at the Toronto School Board.
"Clay was one of those unique individuals," said Tony SILIPO, a trustee on the Toronto School Board in the early 1990s and another member of the committee. "As an anglophone parent, he was one of the most fervent proponents of French-language education in the city. He lived it. He believed in it so strongly."
According to Pat Case, who also served on the board, Mr. DERSTINE was a strong proponent of multiculturalism who threw in his lot with the other minority communities seeking recognition to "come in from the margins." French wasn't just for Quebeckers, he understood, but for immigrants from countries such as Haiti, Senegal and the Ivory Coast.
In the late 1980s, the paradigm shifted. French school boards replaced the advisory board; Mr. DERSTINE served on the new body until he was defeated at the polls in 1992. From that point on, his world mostly consisted of life in a West Toronto neighbourhood, where neighbours would spot him reading the morning paper on his front porch or walking his dog with a crusty baguette tucked under his arm.
Clayton DERSTINE was born July 1, 1928, in Kitchener, Ontario He died March 21, 2008, in Toronto after a stroke. He was 79. He is survived by wife, Joyce CARTER, and children Dirk DERSTINE, of Toronto, and Julie SAAVEDRA, of Paris.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILIPO - All Categories in OGSPI

SILJEVINAC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
POZEG, Ana
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Monday, February 18, 2008 Ana POZEG of London in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Janko POZEG, mother of late Marica BRUNSKI of Croatia, mother-in-law of Nikola BRUNSKI of Croatia. Dear mother of Alois and his wife Mira, Joe and his wife Ljubica, Nikola and his wife Nada all of London. Grandmother of Biserka SAMARDZIC and her husband Drago of Oakville, Eddy POZEG and his wife Jennefer, Christine KOVALENKO and her husband Bill, Nancy GOLDRICK and her husband Jim, Sylvia and Mary-Ann POZEG of London. Great-grandmother of Justin and Kevin SAMARDZIC, Scott and MacKenna POZEG and Even GOLDRICK. Sister-in-law of Dragica POZEG of Stoney Creek and Milka ANDRISEVIC of Croatia. Aunt of Nick ANDRISEVIC of London, Ljubica GOLUBIC of Croatia, Mary SILJEVINAC and Zvonko POZEG of Stoney Creek. Ana will be missed by many Friends and relatives. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Church, 2889 Westminster Drive on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. In lieu of flowers donations to the Croatian Church of St. Leopold Mandic would be appreciated.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILJEVINAC - All Categories in OGSPI

SILK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
SILK, Marjorie " Madge"
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Marjorie on Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Bridgepoint Health Centre in her 93rd year. Dearly beloved wife of Ronald SILK of 50 years. Madge will be sadly missed by her sister Lily MURRAY, and her sister-in-law Carol McILVENNA. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces Debbie, Darla, Laurie and Tracey, and her nephew Leonard and his wife Janice. Friends may call at the Highland Funeral Home - Scarborough Chapel, 3280 Sheppard Ave. East (west of Warden Ave., 416-773-0933), on Thursday, March 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Friday, March 14 at 12: 00 p.m. at Highland Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens, 33 Memory Gardens Lane, North York.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILK - All Categories in OGSPI

SILLCOX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-28 published
SILLCOX, Sandra Kathleen (née POWELL)
What a wonderful ride it has been! Sandra SILLCOX - wife, mother, grandmother, sister, matriarch, equestrian, volunteer extraordinaire, friend and larger than life personality - passed away peacefully in her sleep March 26 at 74 years of age. Although quietly ill from cancer, Sandra remained highly active and was feeding and looking after her beloved horses until two weeks before her passing. Sandra was greatly loved by her husband Robert, daughter Dana (Jim), daughter Paige (Joe), son Scott (Kim), and grandchildren - Nick, Devon, Mitchell, Thomas, Kendall, Carly and Kai. Also survived by her brother Clay POWELL, Québec. To say that Sandra was strong willed, independent and one-of-a-kind would be an understatement. She was a remarkable person who touched and influenced far more people than we can know. So many things can and will be said about the remarkable Sandra, but above all it was never dull and we thank her for that. Her cup was forever half full. A celebration of Sandra's life will be held 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday April 2 at All Saints Anglican Church in King City with refreshments afterwards. Cremation has taken place. Condolences, as well as favourite stories and fond memories of Sandra, may be forwarded to Scott at ssillcox@ca.inter.net. Heartfelt thanks to Doctor Michael DAWSON as well as the entire team at Southlake Regional Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation Cancer/ Palliative Care Unit (905) 836-7333 or to the charity of your choice.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILLCOX - All Categories in OGSPI

SILLETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
SILLETT, Frank " Sonny" Reginald
A resident of Rondeau, Frank died suddenly on Friday, April 18, 2008 at the age of 74. Born in London, Ontario, son of the late Frank and Winnifred SILLETT (née GORRINGE.) Beloved husband and best friend of 53 years of Mildred (Millie) SILLETT (née MONSEN.) Loving and devoted father of Karen and Stephen ANDARI of Chatham, and Cherished Grandpa of Joshua. Loved dearly as a friend and "father" by Neil and Sue WOODS and Carolynn and Ken GREGORY of Chatham. Special Grandpa to Elyse GREGORY and Sarah and David WOODS. Dearly loved brother-in-law of Mary KERR of Belleville, and David and Mary Ann MONSEN of Edmonton, and Uncle of Stephanie and Pamela MONSEN. Will be sadly missed like a brother by Bill and Anna LAMB, and many other dear Friends and family. Frank was retired from Chatham Coach Lines where he worked as a Charter Sales Consultant. He enjoyed many years of camping with the Kentario Kampers. His greatest joy in life was spending time at the lake surrounded by his family and Friends. Friends and family will be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ontario on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday April 24, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Morpeth Cemetery. Donations to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILLETT - All Categories in OGSPI

SILLIFANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-10 published
SILLIFANT, Florence and Fred
In loving memory of Florence and Fred SILLIFANT. " Life goes on and years go by, But love and memories never die." Loved and remembered forever, Josephine and Alfred, Jackie and David, Jennifer, and great-grandchildren.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILLIFANT - All Categories in OGSPI

SILLS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
GARVIN, Alene Christena (BOSSENBERRY)
Peacefully, at Kensington Village, London, Saturday, May 3, 2008, Alene Christena (BOSSENBERRY) GARVIN of London, formerly of Adrian, Michigan and Atlanta, Georgia, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter A. GARVIN (1987.) Predeceased by her sisters Margaret SILLS, Anna ACHESON, Carrie MEDD, Eleanor SIMPKINS and Dorothy BOSSENBERRY in infancy, brothers Harry, Bill and Alvin BOSSENBERRY. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Cremation. A family graveside interment service at Grand Bend Cemetery will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Saint_John's By-The-Lake Anglican Church, Grand Bend would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILLS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-14 published
WHITCOMBE, Leila May
Peacefully at Copernicus Lodge, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the age of 93. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Reverend W.S. WHITCOMBE, and infant son John. Proud mother of Margaret PROCTER, Beth MILLS, Mark and Philip WHITCOMBE; mother-in-law of Bob MILLS, Cathy WHITCOMBE and Myriam PAREDES- BLAISE. Loving grandmother of Alison and Ken SILLS; Andrea PROCTER and Jamie SKIDMORE; Jessica, Tom and Will MILLS; Anne and Dan BLAYNEY, and Gillian WHITCOMBE; Evan and Gabriel CAMERON, and Felipe and Melissa HUMANA- PAREDES. Doting great-grandmother of Laine and Paige SILLS and Leila PROCTER. Lovingly remembered by her extended family and Friends. Former Co-ordinator of Reading with the East York Board of Education. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) on Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Turner and Porter Chapel on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. Private family interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, donations to Alzheimer Society or Canadian National Institute for the Blind. "And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILLS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
WHITCOMBE, Leila May
Peacefully at Copernicus Lodge, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at the age of 93. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Reverend W.S. WHITCOMBE, and infant son John. Proud mother of Margaret PROCTER, Beth MILLS, Mark and Philip WHITCOMBE; mother-in-law of Bob MILLS, Cathy WHITCOMBE and Myriam PAREDES- BLAISE. Loving grandmother of Alison and Ken SILLS; Andrea PROCTER and Jamie SKIDMORE; Jessica, Tom and Will MILLS; Anne and Dan BLAYNEY, and Gillian WHITCOMBE Evan and Gabriel CAMERON, and Felipe and Melissa HUMANA- PAREDES. Doting great-grandmother of Laine and Paige SILLS and Leila PROCTER. Lovingly remembered by her extended family and Friends. Former Co-ordinator of Reading with the East York Board of Education. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park), on Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Turner and Porter Chapel on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. Private family interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian National Institute for the Blind. "And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILLS - All Categories in OGSPI

SILVA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
MARTIN, Betty Muriel (née SEARBY)
Peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys, Betty Muriel (nee SEARBY) passed away on March 28, 2008 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Mervin MARTIN (2002.) Loving mother of Jim and Carol MARTIN of R.R.#1 Saint Marys, Judy and Larry NEWCOMBE of Calgary and Janice MARTIN of London. Dear grandmother of Luke MARTIN of R.R.#1 Saint Marys, Sarah and Phil SILVA of Mississauga, Craig and Rachael NEWCOMBE, Ian NEWCOMBE and Lara NEWCOMBE all of Calgary. Cherished sister of Dorothy LONG (Frank,) Joan DUTCHUK both of Windsor, brother-in-law Everett and his wife May MARTIN of Mount Forest and sister-in-law Lois and her husband Ross McINTOSH of Carlingford. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Arthur and Florence SEARBY (PARNHAM) and sisters Frances CLARKE and Edith MATTINEN. The visitation will be held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, March 31, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Saint Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-07 published
MINKOWSKI, Katarzyna (née KUCLO)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, April 4th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late Marian MINKOWSKI (1996) and dearly loved mother of Wendy and her husband Allen BENOIT of Saint Thomas and Yadzia SILVA of Texas. Much loved grandmother of Michael, Matthew and Aaron. Dear sister of Michael, Stephanie, John and Stephen, all of Poland. Katarzyna was born in Poland on June 19, 1936, the daughter of the late Basil and Anastasia KUCLO. She was a member of Holy Angels' Church and a former member of the Catholic Women's League. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-08 published
CATUNTO, Manuel De Medeiros
Unexpectedly, at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, July 6, 2008, Manuel De Medeiros CATUNTO of Woodstock in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Martinha CATUNTO for 40 years. Dear father of Tony CATUNTO and his wife Rita and Nelia HUNT and her husband Steve, all of Woodstock. Loving grandfather of Kathleen, Nathan, Dylan and Brandon. Dear brother of Jose CATUNTO (Margarida) of Woodstock, Antonio CATUNTO (Eduarda) of Mississauga, Basilia SOARES (Fernando) of Toronto, and Desiderio CATUNTO (Armenia) of Toronto, and brother-in-law of Joao Maria DE MEDEIROS (Diolinda de Deus Silva MEDEIROS) and Maria da Conceico Medeiros SILVA (Anjelo Andrade SILVA,) all of Portugal. Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Lung Association would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-19 published
ASTLES, Garry (August 3, 1951-May 17, 2008)
Garry died at home at the age of 56 after a long struggle with Multiple Myeloma. Garry was predeceased by his mother, Margaret DUSTAN. He is survived by his wife, Brenda (née BURGESS,) children Caitlin (Tony SILVA,) David and Christine, and step-sons Christopher ALBERT, Gregory ALBERT and Jeff ALBERT (Cherie,) his sister Susan McGILLIS (Rick,) and nieces Heather NICOLARDI (Tony,) Jennifer KING (Jeff,) nephew Sean KING (Lisa) and great-nephews and great-niece Andrew, Danielle, and Michael NICOLARDI, and Joshua KING. Garry graduated from the University of Toronto as a Civil Engineer in 1974 and worked for Dominion Bridge for 18 years. He then became a Project Manager at Babcock and Wilcox, Nuclear Division, and worked on projects at St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant in Florida, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland, and most recently at the Bruce Power Plant in Ontario. Garry was an avid photographer, played hockey with his University classmates for over 30 years, played baseball with the New Dundee Old Timers, and enjoyed the many challenges of his golf game - truly a man for all seasons. Garry made many Friends on whatever project he was working, and his professionalism, integrity, directness and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank Doctor Bob STEVENS, Doctor Erinn OWENS, and especially the nurses in the Chemo Suite at Grand River Cancer Centre, and the Paramed nurses through Community Care Access Centre. The care, respect and genuine feelings all of them displayed when caring for Garry made this difficult journey bearable. A special thanks to Garry's employer Babcock and Wilcox, and PEER Group where Brenda and Christine work, for being so generous and giving us the gift of time with Garry over the past few months. Visitation will be held at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 21 from 10-10: 45 a.m. The funeral service to celebrate Garry's life will follow in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-7458445 or www.erbgood.com

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
DE SILVA, Rita Pearl Maud
(July 25, 1922-March 9, 2008)
Safe in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Passed away at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Beloved wife of Ben for 64 years. Loving mother of Nimal (Susan), Surendra (Jocelyn), Siromee, Elrene (Sid), Anne, Althea (Brian), Cheryl (Ed). Doting grandmother of Kathryn, Jessica (Shawn), Christopher and Bryan (Lindsay). Great-grandmother of Mya Rose. Sincere thanks to all the kind staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., (416) 423-1000 on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 5-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11 a.m. Private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Building Fund, 3170 St. Clair Ave. East, Scarborough, Ontario M1L 1V6 would be appreciated.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVA - All Categories in OGSPI

SILVANA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
BENEDETTI, Norberto V.
After a courageous battle, at Saint Michael's Hospital, in his 66th year, Norberto reached his peace on Friday, March 7, 2008. Beloved husband of Silvana for 48 years. Loving father of Silvio and his wife Marika and Angelo. Cherished Nonno to Denise SILVANA. Norberto will be missed and lovingly remembered by his sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, extended family and many Friends. Friends may visit on Tuesday, March 11th and Wednesday, March 12th, from 5-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Margaret Queen of Scotland Roman Catholic Church (222 Ridley Blvd.), on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Foundation. Condolences edwal@rogers.com or www.rskane.ca

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVANA - All Categories in OGSPI

SILVEIRA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-04 published
DESA, Jonathan Joseph " Jon"
Suddenly on Wednesday, July 2, 2008. Jonathan Joseph (Jon) DESA of Strathroy in his 18th year. Cherished son of John and Lisa DESA. Dear brother of Monique and Mackenzie. Loved grand_son of Joseph and Louisa ATAIDE and Delfim and Sameira DESA and great-grand_son of Isabel SILVEIRA. Nephew of David and Annabella MacEDO. Mike and Paula PONTE, Anna and Joe FERREIRA and Hilda DESA and cousin of Jeffery and Megan FERREIRA, Nicholas and Spencer MacEDO and Noah and Lucas PONTE. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, July 4 from 5-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Saturday, July 5 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Lucio COUTO officiating and Fr. Luiz CARLOS, Fr. Nelson CABRAL and Fr. Jim MOCKLER assisting. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jonathan.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVEIRA - All Categories in OGSPI

SILVER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-19 published
ALLEN, Marjorie Helen (née MEYER)
At Toronto East General Hospital on January 18, 2008. Marjorie Helen (née MEYER) the beloved wife of the late Ray. Mother of Jane and her husband Mark GARSCADDEN. Nana to Owen GARSCADDEN and to Beatrice SKIDD. Sister to William J. MEYER and his wife Susan. Aunt to Kirsten (Ian SILVER), Shawn (Jennifer DUFRESNE), Andrea (Marc BHALLA) and Tara (Aaron THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.) Auntie Mardi to Rosemary and Patti (Craig KINCH,) and to “Suns” George, Christopher, Douglas (Glory LAST) and D'Arcy BLAIS (Siobhan NEWTON.) Marjorie was a bridge fanatic, gardener, red hat wearer and true friend to many. Always remembered for her motto “Who has more fun than people?” Her career was varied, working in the newsroom of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio in Toronto (beginning on D-Day), the Owen Sound Sun Times, the Owen Sound Herald, CFOS, the office of the Mayor of Owen Sound and the member of provincial parliament for Grey-Bruce. She was Owen Sound Volunteer of the Year in 1999, Regent of the Captain William F. Owen Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, President of the women's section of the Grey Granite Curling Club, Honourary Member of the Owen Sound Kiwanis Club and a server for Meals on Wheels until she realized that most of her clients were younger than she. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, 241-9th Street West, Owen Sound, on Tuesday, January 22 from 7-9 p.m. Private interment in Greenwood Cemetery. A reception for family and Friends will be held in Toronto at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sleeping Children Around the World (28 Pinehurst Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3A5, tel. 1-866-321-1841) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-06 published
HALE kept busy with electrical shop, family and golf
By Paige AARHUS, Sun., July 6, 2008
A gentle giant described by Friends as larger than life, longtime London businessperson Bev HALE died last month following a lengthy illness.
He was 75.
An avid golfer, HALE was a fixture at the Highland Golf and Country Club, where he was a member for 38 years.
"You couldn't have found a better person in the world to golf with. He was a single-digit handicap for years," said friend Mike SILVER, the Professional Golfers' Association Canada golf director at Highland.
"He was so steady and he didn't make very many mistakes."
HALE was a steady businessperson as well, operating family-owned Hale Electric for 40 years after taking over from his father, William.
Hale Electric was London's first electrical contracting service, and many new electricians got their start with an apprenticeship at HALE's shop.
"He was an excellent business man and incredibly honest. His customers were very loyal," said HALE's widow Marilyn.
Standing six feet six inches tall, HALE earned his "Big Bev" nickname -- proudly displayed on his vanity licence plates -- early on.
"That's how people knew him, he was Big Bev. You could always see him coming and he could light up a room," said Marilyn.
Marilyn met her future husband in high school, and they were married in 1954.
The lifelong Londoners found a welcoming community in the city's south, and Marilyn said they never considered moving elsewhere.
"He loved this city and he had so many Friends here. Everybody knew Bev," she said.
Although he was busy with the day-to-day rigours of owning and operating a bustling business, Marilyn said her husband made time for family, Friends and, of course, golf.
He also played drums in a local big band, the Moonlighters, practising and performing at the golf club for years.
His stature, fun-loving personality and signature gin and orange juice made HALE a favourite at Highland.
But he was perhaps best known for being so well known, said SILVER.
"Everyone knew Bev and he knew everyone. He could walk into a room and within an hour, he would know everybody's name," he said.
"He only made the people around him happier, he was that type of guy. Over the years, as a pro at the golf course, you sort of make many acquaintances and some Friends. He was a great friend of mine."

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-21 published
ALLEN, Marjorie Helen (née MEYER)
At Toronto East General Hospital on January 18, 2008, Marjorie Helen (née MEYER,) the beloved wife of the late Ray. Mother of Jane and her husband Mark GARSCADDEN. Nana to Owen GARSCADDEN and to Beatrice SKIDD. Sister to William J. MEYER and his wife Susan. Aunt to Kirsten (Ian SILVER), Shawn (Jennifer DUFRESNE), Andrea (Marc BHALLA) and Tara (Aaron THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.) Auntie Mardi to Rosemary and Patti (Craig KINCH,) and to "Suns" George, Christopher, Douglas (Glory LAST) and D'Arcy BLAIS (Siobhan NEWTON.) Marjorie was a bridge fanatic, gardener, red hat wearer and true friend to many. Always remembered for her motto "Who has more fun than people?" Her career was varied, working in the newsroom of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio in Toronto (beginning on D-Day), the Owen Sound Sun Times, the Owen Sound Herald, CFOS, the office of the Mayor of Owen Sound and the member of provincial parliament for Grey-Bruce. She was Owen Sound Volunteer of the Year in 1999, Regent of the Captain William F. Owen Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, President of the women's section of the Grey Granite Curling Club, Honourary Member of the Owen Sound Kiwanis Club and a server for Meals on Wheels until she realized that most of her clients were younger than she. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, 241-9th Street West, Owen Sound, on Tuesday, January 22 from 7-9 p.m. Private interment in Greenwood Cemetery. A reception for family and Friends will be held in Toronto at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sleeping Children Around the World (28 Pinehurst Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3A5, tel. 1-866-321-1841) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-20 published
JOSEPH, Nettie (née HITZIG)
Peacefully in Montreal, on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at the age of 101. Beloved wife of the late Willie. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Barbara and Max AKERMAN, Milton and Paula, Carole and the late Leon SILVER. Beloved Bubbie of Beverly and Russell, Shelley, Aaron and Petra, Robert and Pam, Rhonda and Eyal, Sharon and Tim, Howard and Rae-Ann, Mark and Angela. Treasured Big Bubbie of seventeen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her seven siblings and their spouses. She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her. Special thanks to her caregiver Nadia and the staff of 5 South at Maimonides for their exceptional care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal on Friday, March 21 at 12: 00 noon. Burial and shiva in Montreal. Contributions in her memory may be made to "Nettie Joseph Memorial Fund" c/o Maimonides Foundation, (514) 483-2121 ext. 2207.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVER - All Categories in OGSPI

SILVERBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-28 published
SILVERBERG, Alfred
On Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Toronto East General Hospital. Al SILVERBERG, beloved father and father-in-law of Harry and Barbara, and Gary and Wendy. Loving grandfather of Adam, Rory, Eden, and Matthew. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sid and Sue SILVERBERG. He will be dearly missed by Rosemarie GAMAT and his many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the staff at Toronto East General Floor 5G, for their continued support. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, March 28th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Moldover Synagogue section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to The Silverberg Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Fund 416-535-8501 ext. 4353.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVERBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
BLAY, Harry
Passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 9, 2008 surrounded by his loving family. Harry BLAY, beloved husband of Shirley. Devoted father and father-in-law of Eva and Keith SILVERBERG, and Sheldon and Deborah BLAY. Adored grandfather of Taylor, Devon, Sloane, Dustin, Spencer, and Sydney. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Warshover Lodger Section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 81 Yorkminster Road. Memorial donations may be made to The Dustin Silverberg Fund for Neuroblastoma Research c/o The Hospital For Sick Children, 416-813-5320.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVERBERG - All Categories in OGSPI

SILVERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-11 published
AVRITH, Ernest
Our hearts are broken by the loss of our father, grandfather and husband, Ernest AVRITH who died peacefully, surrounded by his family at home on Tuesday, January 8, 2008. Beloved husband of Marilyn SILVERMAN for 59 years. Loving and devoted father and father-in-law of Gale AVRITH and Nadim WAKEAM, Douglas and Pilar AVRITH, Heather AVRITH and William ROSENBERG. Cherished grandfather of Elliot, Kira and Alex WAKEAM; Natasha AVRITH and Eric TOMAN, Samuel, Nita, Harry and Leticia AVRITH; Arlene and David ROSENBERG. Loving great-grandfather of Alexa and Sean TOMAN.
He is remembered as the President of Yellow Shoes which pioneered the idea of low cost self-serve retail stores. He grew the company from 10 stores to one of the largest shoe chains in Quebec. His brilliance as a stylist and his creative genius at retailing helped Yellow become one of the most successful shoe chains in the country and he was known as a leader in the shoe industry. Yellow was so much a part of Quebec culture that one of the three major characters in the play "Broue", a satirical look at working class life in Quebec, was a Yellow store manager.
In the latter part of his life his major challenge was his health and he met it with the same optimism, courage and spirit that he poured into his business.
He was a major benefactor of the Marilyn and Ernest Avrith Liver Transplant Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Beth Jacob Teacher's College, Montreal.
Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W. on Friday, January 11 at 11: 00 a.m. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, Mt. Royal Blvd. Shiva at 4350 Sherbrooke St. W. #610, Westmount, Quebec, evening services at 7: 30 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the "Marilyn and Ernest Avrith Liver Transplant Clinic" c/o the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, (514) 843-1543.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
NADAL, Renee
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, on Friday, January 18, 2008 at her home. Renee NADAL, beloved wife of the late Irwin NADAL. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sheldon and Chaia, and Miles and Kelly. Dear sister of Betty NAFTOLIN, Irv and the late Ruth WALLEN, and the late Jack SILVERMAN. Devoted grandmother of Sarah, Samantha, Aaron, and Jacob. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Gina and Monica and to the Medical Staff at Mt. Sinai Hospital for their wonderful care. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, January 20th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment, Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 16 Clyde Avenue, with visits daily from 1: 30 p.m. Evening services Sunday through Wednesday at 7: 00 p.m. Shiva will conclude on Wednesday evening, January 23rd. Memorial donations may be made to The Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875 or to Leadership Sinai c/o Mt. Sinai Hospital Auxillary 416-586-4800 ext. 8290.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-08 published
SILVERMAN, Mamie (formerly GEIST)
On Thursday, February 7, 2008 at her home. Mamie Geist SILVERMAN, beloved wife of the late Harry SILVERMAN and Samuel GEIST. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Annette and Harvey GERLOCK, Harvey and Barbara GEIST, Hennie and Marvin ELKIND, Marvin and Terry GEIST, Frances and Jerry GOTKIN, Sheldon and Hélène SILVERMAN, Honey and Roy AGAR, Moishe SILVERMAN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary DALE, Helen SNIDERMAN, Rosalind and Fred SHAPERO, and Shirley and the late Sidney GOLDBERG. Devoted grandmother of Elaine and Jeff TOKAYER, Steven and Sheila GERLOCK, Ken and Ruth GERLOCK, Lisa and David BELDEB, Rhonda and Neil NEWMAN, Joy and Ira EISEN, Stephen and Magdie GEIST, David GEIST, Shari ELKIND, Cindy and Saul ROSENBAUM, Suzanne and Matthew FARB, Michael GEIST, Benjamin GEIST, Michael and Jody GOTKIN, Stephen and Francine GOTKIN, Sam and Danny GOTKIN, Michelle and Blair MICHENER, Nadine DAVIS, Cindy SILVERMAN, Shimmy SILVERMAN, Yossie SILVERMAN, Rivka and Moishe TORON, Yehuda SILVERMAN, and Israel SILVERMAN, and great-grandmother of 37. At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Stashover Young Mens section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 135 Antibes Drive #2601. Memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre, 416-785-2875.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-09 published
SHERMAN, Sophie
On Friday February 8, 2008 at her residence. Sophie SHERMAN wife of the late Sam. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Nancy, and Goldie SHERMAN and Juan HUME. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Sylvia and Ben MARKS, George and Suzie SILVERMAN, the late Al SILVERMAN, Leonard and late Reva BROOKS, late Bunny and Freda SILVERMAN, and Bev and the late David SILVERMAN. Devoted grandmother of David MONGE- SHERMAN, and Samantha MONGE- SHERMAN. A graveside service will be held at the Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery on Sunday February 10th at 10: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association 1-800-505-5525 or www.diabetes.ca or Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333 or www.cancer.ca

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-24 published
DUNBAR, Robert McGregor
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Robert on Monday, April 21, 2008 in Oakville. He will be greatly missed by his wife Carol (SILVERMAN,) parents David and Luella, sister Leslie McADAM and by his many other family members and Friends. A memorial service will be held at Saint_John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville on Friday April 25, 2008 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Toronto Sick Children's Hospital.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVERMAN - All Categories in OGSPI

SILVERSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-05 published
Three Friends who perished in watery crash were ‘full of life'
By Anthony REINHART and Sarah BOESVELD and Matthew CAMPBELL, Page A1
Minett, Ontario, Toronto -- Peninsula Road is worth taking slowly, if only for the postcard-pretty views of the Joe River, as the locals call it.
On Friday, where the road curves before crossing the river, cottage-bound travellers slowed to take in a starkly different sight: 20 metres of metal guardrail ripped from the ground, a pine tree shorn at a point as high as a basketball hoop, and various bits of the Audi S4 that literally flew through here and into the river on Thursday evening, killing three young men inside.
A fourth occupant, a young woman, survived somehow.
Ontario Provincial Police identified the dead as Tyler MULCAHY and Cory MINTZ, both 20 and from Toronto, and Kourosh TOTONCHIAN, 19, of North York.
The Audi belonged to Mr. MINTZ, but Mr. MULCAHY was driving when the car crashed into the lake.
Friends and family said Friday that the young men were “full of life” and loved to have a good time up at the cottage while on a break from their university studies.
Mr. TOTONCHIAN's father, Ali, said Friday that his son was “a great boy” who was finishing his second year of business at the University of British Columbia, and had dreams of becoming a lawyer.
“He was a people person. He could always charm his way through anything, ” Mr. TOTONCHIAN said.
Ryan SILVERSTEIN, who had known Mr. MINTZ for seven years, said the young man was starting an acting career and was seeking an agent. He had finished his first year at the University of Western Ontario in London and was living in his mother's boyfriend's cottage on Peninsula Road during the summer while running his own boat-detailing business.
“He wasn't just a best friend, he was my brother, ” he said of Mr. MINTZ. “He was a hipster guy, liked to party, wore tight jeans, listened to cool music.&rdquo
A family member said the group was driving home from Cory MINTZ's cottage at the time of the accident.
Mr. MULCAHY attended Upper Canada College and had completed his third year at the University of San Diego. Friend Andrew REBURN described him as “fun guy to be around. He had a great sense of humour and always seemed to be happy.&rdquo
Nastasia ELZINGA, 19, of Toronto escaped the wreckage and was taken to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, where she was treated for minor injuries and released. Friends say she attends McGill University in Montreal and is “athletic and very bright.&rdquo
“I don't know how she walked away, ” Ontario Provincial Police Constable Skeeter KRUGER said of the 7 p.m. accident, “but she said her Friends were still in the car” as the first of many emergency workers arrived.
The car came to rest on the rocky river bottom with its passenger side down and the badly damaged driver's side protruding less than 30 centimetres from the water, Constable KRUGER said.
Police, local volunteer firefighters and bystanders scrambled down an embankment of granite boulders and waded into 1.5 metres of water to retrieve the young men. They tried to resuscitate them, but to no avail, Constable KRUGER said.
The wrecked car, leaking fuel, was pulled from the river afterward.
On Friday, driver after driver pulled over, some with bouquets and all with sober expressions, off the winding road, which has a posted speed limit of 80 km/h.
Ontario Provincial Police traffic investigators were not ready to discuss the speed of the Audi or who was driving, but it was clear that the car left the road at substantial speed, given the length of ripped-out guardrail, the tree broken four metres above ground, the strewn debris and a set of curving skid marks that indicated a failed attempt to cling to the yellow centre line.
Herwig SCHROTH, 71, a resident of nearby Port Carling, said that every summer he sees vacationers in high-performance cars, speeding. Last year's example, which he witnessed near Bala, involved “two cars racing at at least 150 km/h; one a Corvette, one a BMW. They were just chasing each other, ” Mr. SCHROTH said at the roadside, where a pine scent wafted from the snapped tree.
“It's the kind of thing that happens every year, ” said Alf MORTIMER, 84, a lifelong Muskokan who owns the marina in Port Sandfield, a few kilometres south of the crash site. “But this is a bad accident.&rdquo
Beyond the obvious loss to the young men's families and Friends, Constable KRUGER said, the deaths unnerved colleagues. The Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police detachment has now seen six deaths in four incidents in recent weeks -- three on the roads and one, last weekend, on the water.
“Having to do [death] notifications is one of the worst jobs we have to do, ” he said. “There isn't one person who goes home at the end of the day and doesn't take a piece of this with them.&rdquo
Autopsies were scheduled for today; subsequent toxicology tests will determine whether alcohol played a role.
In the meantime, Constable KRUGER said, “there has to be higher respect for our roads and our waterways across the province. We continue to educate people about making good driving decisions, and it would be great if some of those messages would get through to people.&rdquo

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVERSTEIN - All Categories in OGSPI

SILVERTHORN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-25 published
SILVERTHORN, Marion (née LONG)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday evening February 22, 2008. Marion SILVERTHORN (née LONG,) the beloved wife of the late Irvin SILVERTHORN. The loving mother of Jack and his late wife Camilla, Eric and his wife Elizabeth, Eldon and his wife Betty-Jean, Elaine and her husband Brian MUNDLE, Brian and his wife Holly, Ivan and Wendy. Dear sister of Osborne, Albert, Arthur, Leon (Mrs. Alvin GUNN) and Kathleen (Mrs. Carl MORRISON.) Loving grandmother of fourteen grandchildren, John, Theresa, Erica, Jason, Steven, Elizabeth-Ann, Scot, Ryan, Craig, Erin, Kristy, Sarah, David and Andrew and great-grandmother of five. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Edgar and two sisters Violet and Cora. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to United Church of Canada Mission and Services or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVERTHORN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
VYSE, Philip Darrell
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at Victoria Hospital on February, 21, 2008, Mr. Philip Darrell VYSE of London in his 54th year. Loving brother of Lee VYSE, Michael VYSE, and Mark VYSE. Dear uncle of David VYSE, Leanne SULLIVAN, and Christopher VYSE. Predeceased by his parents Robert Earl VYSE and Gloria Mae VYSE (née FINCH) and grandmother Mary Jane VYSE (née SILVERTHORN.) Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas St. London) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, February 25th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Saint Mark's Cemetery in Vienna, Ontario. Memorial contributions to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVERTHORN - All Categories in OGSPI

SILVESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
STRINGER, Dorothy (née LOVELL)
At the Wellington Terrace Nursing Home, Elora, Ontario with her daughter by her side on Thursday, May 01, 2008, Dorothy STRINGER (née LOVELL) formerly of Mabee Side Rd. passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her loving husband Roy (1969). Loving mother to Norma BEGGS and her husband John of Arthur. Grandmother to David BEGGS of Arthur, Michael BEGGS and his wife Peggy of Georgetown, Steven BEGGS and his wife Jennifer KRUL of Elora. Great-grandmother to Cole BEGGS. Survived by her sisters-in-law Irene LOVELL of Aylmer, Molly STRINGER of Ladysmith, British Columbia, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Ted LOVELL, Bob LOVELL and his wife Mae, brothers-in-law David and Ron STRINGER. The family will receive Friends and neighbours at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221, on Monday, May 05, 2008 from 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service for Dorothy will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Pastor Alan SILVESTER of Goshen Baptist Church officiating. Interment at Tillsonburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Goshen Baptist Church, or a charity of your choice. Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

  S... Names     SI... Names     SIL... Names     Welcome Home

SILVESTER - All Categories in OGSPI