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TOWER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
SMITH, Thomas Crosby
Peacefully with his family by his side at L.H.S.C. University Hospital, Thomas Crosby SMITH, of Sarnia on Sunday, March 23, 2008 in his 76th year. son of the late C.W. John and Harriett (JEWELL.) Loving husband of 55 years to Phyllis (WOODWARD.) Devoted father of John (Brenda,) Mary-Anne (Steve TOWER,) Richard (Robin,) Carolyn (Brent ARMSTRONG) and Catharine (Steve ROSE.) Cherished grandfather of Christine, Justin, Jennifer, Tara, Aaron, David, Colleen, Danielle, Scott, Paul, Sarah, Jordan, Adam, Deirdre and Gillian. Dear brother of Griffeth, Pauline (BELL) and the late Campbell. Tom was born on August 19, 1932 in Chatham, Ontario. Tom provided 45 years service with Canadian National Railways, 12 years as District Chairman and General Secretary Treasurer the Order of Railroad Telegraphers/ Transportation Communications Employees Union/ Brotherhood of Railway Airline Clerks. Tom was also a member of and past distinguished President of the Optimist Club Sarnia Inc. and Lt. Governor Zone 6 Southwestern Ontario Optimist 1998/1999. A memorial service will be held at Laurel Lea St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church, 837 Exmouth Street, Sarnia at 1: 30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to his favorite charity, Conductive Education Program (children with Cerebral Palsy) P.O. Box 22075. Sarnia, Ontario N7S 6J4. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca Arrangements entrusted to Logan Funeral Home, London, (519) 433-6181. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. Thomas Crosby SMITH.

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TOWER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-19 published
DAWSON, Angela " Angie" (née TOWER)
Peacefully at University Hospital, London on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Angela "Angie" DAWSON of London in her 31st year. Beloved daughter of Sandra and Larry TOWER of London and survived by her father Douglas DAWSON of Norwich. Also sadly missed by a brother Corey and sister Becky at home. Dear granddaughter of Muriel NOBLE of Ingersoll and Dorothy MASON of London. Also sadly missed by aunts, uncles, cousins, Ed and Vivian ANDERSON and the Homeshare Relief families and all those to touched Angie's life. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Thursday from 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Friday, June 20th, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Larry EDWARDS officiating. Interment Clipperson Cemetery. Special thanks to Aunt Sheila, Ed, Peter and all the staff on the 8th floor at University Hospital. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to VOCPRI.

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TOWERS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-14 published
IRVING, Ruth Irene (née CASTORF)
In Thornbury on Friday January 11, 2008 in her 80th year. Former Controller of 25 years of Huck Manufacturing in Toronto. Daughter of the late Harvey and Pearl (née FLOWERS) CASTORF of Toronto. Predeceased by husbands Bill IRVING of Toronto in 1964 and John 'Jack' TOWERS, also of Toronto, in 1991. Much loved mother of Bruce IRVING and his wife Kate SEABROOK- IRVING of Walter's Falls and Linda IRVING of Mississauga. Predeceased by a son Douglas IRVING in 1968. Grandmother of Natasha IRVING of Meaford and great-grandmother of Keira IRVING. Also predeceased by a brother Gordon CASTORF and his wife Mary of Toronto and a sister Frances CASTORF of Philadelphia. A graveside service of committal and interment will be conducted at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, 1570 Royal York Rd., Weston, Ontario on Tuesday January 15, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, Ontario N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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TOWERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
WILLIAMS, Lillian (née TOWERS)
Of London, formerly of Saint Thomas, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Saturday, April 5, 2008, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence G. "Bus" WILLIAMS (1983.) Dearly loved mother of Nancy LOGIE (Brian) of London, Janice WILLIAMS- ALLAN (Wayne) of Strathroy, and Larry WILLIAMS (Gina) of Hanover. Cherished grandmother of Laura ALLAN (Shah YAZDANIAN,) Shawn WILLIAMS and Kent WILLIAMS. Dear sister of Reta McCRACKEN of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Betty BANCROFT (Ronald) of Saint Thomas, and the late Edith "Toots" WEARE (1971.) Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Barbara and Ray NEWSON of Saint Thomas, and several nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, May 16, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Edith (HARRIS) TOWERS. Lillian will be remembered for her love of family and flowers. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday afternoon, April 13th from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 14th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

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TOWERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
WILLIAMS, Lillian
The family of the late Lillian WILLIAMS wish to express their appreciation for the acts of kindness and sympathy shown to them. Special thanks to Rev. Dorman QUINTON for his kind ministrations to Theresa BAKKER and Brian LOGIE for their tributes; to Bob TOWERS for the lovely music; to the 2M Group of Centre St. Baptist Church for providing the reception held following the graveside service, and to those who called at the funeral home, sent flowers, memorial donations, and other expressions of sympathy. Gratitude is also expressed for the care provided to Lillian by the nurses and staff of C7 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital and Meadow Park Nursing Home, London, and especially her caregivers who so lovingly looked after her.

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TOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
DEFRIES, Jean (née LIND)
Age 96, of Toronto, passed away peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Born June 17, 1911 in Toronto, Ontario to the late Robert G. LIND and Marion LIND. She served with the Red Cross during World War 2. A retired medical secretary and homemaker, and a devoted member of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. A strong Christian, she served several charities over the years. Jean was a loving and supportive wife to the late John Gray DEFRIES, mother of Robert Lind DEFRIES and David Gray DEFRIES - his wife Rosalyn and daughter Lauren Dawn DEFRIES. Following in death her sister Aleda TOWERS and brother Robert Burns LIND. Survived by nephews R. Jeffrey LIND, Ian LIND and niece Marion LEWIS. Family will arrange a funeral/memorial service for the summer of 2008. This gathering will be announce The Star and The Globe.

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TOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
DEFRIES, Jean (née LIND)
Age 96, of Toronto, passed away peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Born June 17, 1911 in Toronto, Ontario to the late Robert G. LIND and Marion LIND. Jean served with the Red Cross overseas during the last great war and was a strong Christian who volunteered for many charites. She was a devoted member of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. A retired medical secretary and homemaker, Jean was a loving and supportive wife to the late John Gray DEFRIES. Lovingly remembered by sons Robert Lind DEFRIES and David Gray DEFRIES, his wife Rosalyn and their daughter Lauren Dawn DEFRIES. Predeceased by her sister Aleda TOWERS and brother Robert Burns LIND. Survived by nephews R. Jeffrey LIND, Ian LIND and niece Marion LEWIS. Family will arrange a funeral / memorial service for the summer of 2008. This gathering will be announced in The Star and The Globe.

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TOWLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-18 published
HELKA, Lewis Martin
At his residence on Thursday April 17, 2008. Lewis Martin HELKA of R.R.#1 Belmont in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (HAMILTON) HELKA. Dear father of Gordon HELKA and wife Michele of R.R.#1, Belmont, Melissa HELKA of Belmont, and Melanie and husband Rodney DEBLIECK of R.R.#1 Belmont. Loved by his grandchildren Amanda, Chris, Katie, Lauren, Hayley and Seth. Brother of Stuart HELKA, Harvey HELKA and wife Helen and Kay SHYMKIW and husband Paul. Predeceased by a brother Jack HELKA and sisters Charlotte BESWARICK and Donna BOND. Brother-in-law of Olive HELKA. Born in Tillsonburg, Ontario on October 20, 1919 son of the late John Henry and Ethel (MARTIN) HELKA. Lewis farmed all his life at R.R.#1, Belmont. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday April 21, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Necropolis Cemetery. Rev Janelle TOWLE officiating. Donations to Saint_Joseph's Health Care, Urology Department would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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TOWLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
TOWLE, James H.
At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia, on Saturday, June 21, 2008 James H. TOWLE, 74 years, of Petrolia. Dearly loved husband of Faye (née Waters). Loving father of Jim and Caron TOWLE of LaSalle and Christine and Frank MICHALEK of Alvinston. Cherished grandfather to Jordan and Lucas TOWLE of LaSalle and Frank and Courtney MICHALEK of Alvinston. Dear brother of Golden GARLAND of Kingston. Dear brother-in-law of Lyle and Ilah WATERS of Sarnia and Shirley and Jean Paul KING of Watford. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents Harold (1971) and Mabel Irene (née GILLILAND) (1970.) Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. The Petrolia-Washington Lodge #194 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will hold a memorial service on Tuesday at 6: 45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the London Regional Cancer Centre. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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TOWLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-07 published
MURRAY, Harvey
Suddenly at his residence on Saturday, July 5, 2008 Harvey MURRAY of R.R.#2, Belmont in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Helen (née FOSTER.) Loving father of Charlie (wife Bonnie) of Gladstone, Glen (wife Morag) of Belmont, Stephen of Sylvan Lake, Alberta and Doug (wife Tammie) of R.R.#2, Belmont. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Alex, Lisa RICHARDSON (husband Blair,) Aaron, Shannon, Andy, Alison, Ashley CARON (husband Lee,) Adam, and Joshua and great-grandchildren Cameron and Rachael. Dear brother of Ila SWAYSE of Hannon and Melvin MURRAY and Leslie MURRAY both of London. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at the Belmont Community Centre (inside the Arena Complex) Belmont with Rev. Janelle TOWLE officiating. Interment Pond Mills Cemetery, London. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society or the Oddfellows Heart Equipment Fund gratefully acknowledged. Harvey was the Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ontario; an Oddfellows Service will be held at a later date.

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TOWNES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-25 published
LAWRENCE, B.J.
Peacefully, on Monday June 23, 2008, B.J. LAWRENCE at the age of 21 years. Cherished son of Debbie LAWRENCE and brother of Stephanie. son of Brian LAWRENCE. Dear grand_son of Peter RYAN. Also survived by aunts and uncles; Melissa TOWNES, Rennie, Aussie, Eddie, Frank and Shawn TOBIN and their families. B.J. Loved Life and will be missed by all. Family and Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton) on Wednesday from 2 -4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at Forest City Community Church, 3725 Bostwick Road (between Southdale and wharncliffe), on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Rob HOOGENDOORN officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations to Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to B.J.

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TOWNLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
TOWNLEY, Ronald William Noel
(December 21, 1946-May 2, 2008)
Husband of Mary (PROHASZKA) TOWNLEY of Strathroy. We will celebrate the life of Ron on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Ilderton Curling Club, 131168 Ilderton Road. Please join us anytime after 2 p.m. to share your stories and memories of a man who was many things to many people; Husband, Dad, Brother, Cousin, Nagypapa, Skip, Umpire, Bartender, Friend. And to all, "Uncle Ron". In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
KISH, Madeline (TOWNSEND)
Peacefully at her home in Strathroy on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008, Madeline (TOWNSEND) KISH in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Steve KISH. Dear mother of Steven of Strathroy, Mary Ann BROOKS of England, Dianne of London and Brian of Strathroy. Dear sister of Dorothy GILKES of London. Also loved by her 5 grandchildren Joshua, Jacob, Adam, Alyssa and Caleb. Missed dearly by Maggie. Cremation has taken place and there will be a graveside service in the Spring at Poplar Hill Cemetery. Enquiries may be made to (519) 205-0183. Memorial donations appreciated to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
FLANNIGAN, James " Jim" Robert
We are sorry to announce that Jim passed away at Scarborough Hospital March 26, 2008 at the age of 73 after a courageous fight with cancer. He will be fondly remembered by so many Friends and family, including daughters, Patricia TOWNSEND (Darin) and Kara FLANNIGAN (Herb THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Jr.,) brother Brian FLANNIGAN (Cass), many nieces and nephews, and grandchildren, Claeyr and Gryffin. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Elizabeth FLANNIGAN, and brother William. An avid skydiver, pilot, hangglider, scubadiver, sailor, and hockey player, Jim lived life at its fullest and wore many hats. He was a proud member of the King Hiram Lodge, and Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. At Jim's request, there will be no visitation or service. Jim always said, "I'd rather be flying!"

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-18 published
OVERHOLT, John Norman
Peacefully, on Friday, May 16, 2008 at Victoria Hospital, John Norman OVERHOLT passed away in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Jackie for 33 years. Loving father of David (Yvette), Jennifer, Andrea (Adam) TOWNSEND, and Morgan. Dear grandfather of Amber, Amanda, Cole, Matthew, Malcolm, and great-grandfather of Nevaeh. Loving son of Rose (OVERHOLT) REYNOLDS and the late Norman OVERHOLT (1964.) Sadly missed by siblings Carolyn (Steve) BOURNE, Susan MURRAY, Mary Lou SCHAUS, and Cindy (Hugh) NICHOLSON and brother-in-law of Andoranna WILKINS, the late Richard DUNN (2007,) Donna (Dave) JAMIESON, Dianne DUNN, and Fran (Merle) SABERI. Special friend of Sugit SAHA. John will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and co-workers. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. (with visitation one hour prior). Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In memory, donations to the Kidney foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-09 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Terry William
Peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday December 29th, 2007. Beloved husband and soul mate of Lynda (née TOWNSEND.) Loving father of Jason (Susan,) Mary, Aimee, Christopher and Marie ADAM/ADAMS. Proud and devoted grandfather to Casey, Charles, and Justin SIMMONS and Olivia ADAM/ADAMS. Missed by his beloved dogs. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday January 5th, 2008 at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" at 3 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be deeply appreciated. Condolences may be sent to terry.adams@wardfh.com
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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-14 published
WRIGHT, Dorothy (née COLLARD)
(November 19, 1910-February 7, 2008)
Dorothy WRIGHT, (née COLLARD) died peacefully at the Toronto Grace Hospital with her daughter Nancy at her side. She was the loving wife of the late Sydney Henry Arthur WRIGHT (Royal Canadian Air Force 1942). Dorothy will be missed by her children, Bruce (Daisy OLIVER) and Nancy (Frank PURVIS) and by her grandchildren David PURVIS and Nicole PURVIS (Cameron NIXON,) Arielle and Corinne WRIGHT and by her great-granddaughter Laurel Anne NIXON. Dorothy was the dear sister of Fred COLLARD and the late Isabel TOWNSEND, Norman COLLARD, Winnifred GILSON and Charles COLLARD. The family would like to thank staff and Friends at the Meighen Retirement Residence for their kindness over the past two years and the caring nurses and doctors at the Palliative Care unit of The Toronto Grace Hospital. If desired, donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to The Salvation Army. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held in the spring.

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TOWNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-08 published
EDWARDS, Isabel (née TOWNSON)
At Mississauga, on Friday, April 4, 2008 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Bob EDWARDS. Loving mother of Jim and his wife Linda. Dear grandmother of Brian and his wife Michelle and Lynn and her husband Brian DUECK. Proud great-grandmother of Julia, Kendall and Rachel. A private family interment has taken place. If desired, to honour Isabel's life, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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