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HAGGINS, Allan Whitney
At Leamington Hospital on Saturday, June 4, 2005, age 77 years, late of Cottam. Beloved husband of Lorraine (née BROOKER.) Dear father of Jane McLEAN and husband Bruce of London; Clare HAGGINS, Cottam and Brian HAGGINS and wife Sharon of Cottam. Dear grandfather of Greg and wife Chris; Jeff and fiancee Paula; Cole and Wesley. Predeceased by 2 sisters; Stella SAYER and Freda SECORD. Dear brother-in-law of Arnold and Barbara MacLEAN and Ken and Darlene KOHUCH, Wilf SECORD and Ernie and Ilene SAYERS. Resting at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral service from the funeral home on Wednesday, June 8th at 11 a.m. Interment in Cottam Cemetery. If desired, donations to Trinity (new California) United Church, Cottam United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BROOKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandmother of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road on Friday, March 4, 2005 time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BROOKER, Bertram Richard, 1955 -- Died This Day
Monday, March 21, 2005, Page S6
Artist and writer born on March 31, 1888, in Croydon, England.
In 1905, he immigrated with his parents to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and was soon out looking for any work that would pay a wage. In 1921, using his talents as a self-taught artist, he landed a job at a Toronto advertising agency, joined the Arts and Letters Club and came to know members of the Group of Seven. Encouraged by his new Friends, he became the first painter in Canada to exhibit abstract paintings. Unfortunately, Toronto was unprepared for the new form and he instead developed a more realistic style. He was also a writer and in 1936 he became the first recipient of the Governor General's Award for fiction with his book Think of the Earth.

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BROOKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-26 published
GILBERT, Shelley Margaret (née Shirley CROCKETT)
born June 11, 1929 in Calgary, Alberta, slipped away from us on April 21, 2005. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Nellie CROCKETT, her sister Marion BROOKER and daughter Marty. She is survived by her sister Helen WILKINS. Married for 53 years to Bruce GILBERT, she leaves behind her eldest son Scott (Roma, Alexa, Ben), daughter Jay, youngest son Hartwell (Ursula, Ethan) and long time tenant and friend "the good son," Kelly SHULZE. She leaves Friends coast to coast after spending many happy years in Atlantic Canada and Quebec before moving to Vancouver. She will be fondly remembered as a generous hostess, a great cook and devoted grandmother who lived for family get togethers. Her wry humour and French malapropisms were unique. Special thanks to Doctors Sugar and Graff, nurse Gwen and staff at Lions Gate Hospital as well as cousin, Jimmy AKITT. If desired, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. A celebration of life will be held June 11 at Mollie Nye House in North Vancouver from 2: 00-5:00.
Good night, sleep tight Grammie, we love you.

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BROOKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-26 published
BROOKER, Linda Mary (née DUZ) (July 23, 1913-November 24, 2005)
Peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, November 24, 2005 with her loving children, Ron and Sheila, by her side. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Service in the chapel on Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.

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BROOKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
BROOKER, Eileen Margaret (GINN)
At Telfer Place, Paris, Ontario on Saturday, January 1, 2005 Eileen Margaret GINN formerly of Toronto, in her 89th year; former longtime employee of Bell Canada in Toronto; loving mother of Joanne and her husband Gerry BEEKENKAMP of Paris; loved Nanna of Sara of Toronto and Karen of Oakville; predeceased by brother George GINN and sister Betty TROWELL. In accordance with Eileen's wishes, there will be no services. Cremation. Donations in Eileen's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Arrangements by the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Paris 519-442-3061.

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BROOKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE, and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandma of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life, and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. on Friday, March 4, 2005, time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BROOKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
FACEY, Sheila Barbara
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. FACEY. Dear mother of Maralyn and Dennis LESKI, Patricia and David MIZZAU, Brian FACEY and Angela KANE, and the late Cheryl FACEY. Loving grandma of Claire, Raya, Evan and Jake. Dear sister of Elizabeth and her husband Arthur BROOKER and the late Robert DOWNIE. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Devoted member and treasurer of Islington United Church, United Church Women Her compassion for others, her ability to see the brighter side of life, and her courage will long inspire those who have known her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. on Friday, March 4, 2005, time to be confirmed. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BROOKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
BROOKER, Linda Mary (née DUZ) (July 23, 1913-November 24, 2005)
Peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, November 24, 2005 with her loving children, Ron and Sheila, by her side. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A. W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Service in the chapel on Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.

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BROOKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-01 published
WALSH, Mason Donald (September 9, 2005-November 30, 2005)
Peacefully at his home, in Aurora, on Wednesday, November 30th, 2005. Beloved infant son of Pat and Megan. Lovingly remembered by his grandparents John and Maureen WALSH, Philip and Wendy ROGERS and his great-grandmother Betty and the late Ray BROOKER. Dear nephew of John and Mona WALSH, Cathy and Ivan PETERS, Steve and Kristina WALSH, Marty WALSH and Tara MAGEE, and Morgan and Pierce ROGERS. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Thursday, December 1st, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held, 11: 00 a.m. Friday, December 2nd, 2005, in St. Patrick's Church, Schomberg, followed by interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lloydtown.

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BROOKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-22 published
METCALFE, Gwyn (née BROOKES)
Gwyn METCALFE (née BROOKES,) former resident of Toronto, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2005 at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Don. She was predeceased by her parents William and Irene BROOKES, sister Helen CORNISH and daughter Karen PEERS. Gwyn will be remembered by Dave CORNISH, her good Friends at the Wildwood Care Centre and Thames Valley Retirement Community. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Bob HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON officiating. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County would be appreciated.

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BROOKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
BARCHARD, Elsie
Passed away peacefully, at Hillsdale Estates, on Thursday, February 17, 2005, Elsie, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late William BARCHARD of Newcastle. Loving mother of James McGHEE and his wife Pat, and Richard McGHEE and his wife Dianne. Cherished grandmother of Allen McGHEE, Allison VANDENENDEN, Dwayne McGHEE, and Allison TRAUTMAN. Lovingly remembered by her 9 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Joan STAUFFER and Roy SAUNDERS. Dear step-mother to Lois WILSON, Jim BARCHARD, and Lynn BROOKES. Will be sadly missed by her 6 step-grandchildren. As per Elsie's wishes, a private service will be held at a later date. Cremation Mount Lawn Crematorium. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Armstrong Funeral Home Ltd., 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905) 433-4711.

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BROOKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
METCALFE, Gwyn (née BROOKES)
Former resident of Toronto, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2005 at Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Don. She was predeceased by her parents William and Irene BROOKES, sister Helen CORNISH and daughter Karen PEERS. Gwyn will be remembered by Dave CORNISH, her good Friends at the Wildwood Care Centre and Thames Valley Retirement Community. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bob HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON officiating. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County would be appreciated.

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BROOKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-11 published
BROOKES, Florence
Passed away Tuesday, August 9th, 2005 in her 95th year. Loving wife of the late Arthur BROOKES. Caring friend of Francis DOCHERTY. Friends may call at Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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BROOKFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
WARD, Bernice Edna (née MOUNT)
Peacefully, at Aurora Resthaven, on Thursday, November 15, 2005. Bernice (née MOUNT,) beloved wife of the late Clifford WARD, and dear mother of Brian (Leah,) Donna (Gary KADONOFF,) Keith (Arlene), David (Sheree), and the late Kevin. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kevin, Christopher, Matthew, Michael, and Daniel. Dear sister of Vernon MOUNT, Alma POTTAGE, Harry and Douglas MOUNT, and the late Kenneth MOUNT, Florence FRY, Viola BROOKFIELD, Allan MOUNT, and Shirley FORFAR. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday at 1: 30 p.m., followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society of the Christian Baptist Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated.

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BROOKING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-13 published
BROOKING, Ruth Patricia (née BROOKING) B.A. Queen's University, B.L.S. University of Toronto (Former Chief Executive Officer, Oshawa Public Library 1974-1993)
After a courageous battle with cancer, Ruth passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at Oshawa General Hospital on Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Born March 17, 1928 West Whitby Township, Ruth was the youngest daughter of Ernest and Hazel BROOKING. The last member of the Brooking family, she was predeceased by her parents and her sisters Ethel, Florence, Eva (Mrs. John BRIGHTMAN) and May (Mrs. William H. YOUNG). Ruth was the dearly loved aunt of Janice MADILL, Oshawa; Paul YOUNG (Carol), Wellington; Bob YOUNG (Laura), Brooklin; Heather SHAY/SHEA, Wellington. She was the dear great aunt of Jeff MADILL (Cheryl,) Rob MADILL (Kelly,) Angela SHAY/SHEA and Gregory and Walter YOUNG and she was the loved great great aunt of Morgann and Matthew MADILL and Emma MADILL. Ruth's entire career was devoted to the Oshawa Public Library. She was head of cataloguing, head of adult services, assistant chief librarian and Chief Executive Officer from 1974-1993. During her term of office, the library underwent considerable expansion with the construction of the Jess Hann Branch in 1977, the major expansion of the R.S. McLaughlin Library, the new book mobile in 1981, and the building of the North View Branch in 1987 and the implementation of the GEAC automation system in 1988. Ruth was involved in many aspects of the Oshawa community, and gave extensively of her time. She served as Vice President on the Board of Directors of Parkwood Estate and on the Board of Brooklin United Church. She was a member of the 'Now and Forever' campaign. Ruth was a member of the Brooking Society, Devon, England, the Rotary Club of Oshawa, the Air Cadet committee and the Canadian Club of Oshawa and Durham of which she served as President from 1989-1990. For her many years of volunteer service to the City of Oshawa Ruth was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2000. In addition to her career and her volunteer work, Ruth was devoted to her family. She was young at heart and always game for anything. She will be deeply missed. Ruth's family is grateful to all the doctors and nurses who cared for her during her illness. Ruth fought this insidious disease with fierce determination. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2002, Ruth continued to live life to the fullest, and was determined to take her last trip on the Queen Mary II only months ago with one of her Friends. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday January 15th at 2 p.m. Interment Groveside Cemetery, Brooklin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Oshawa Public Library, Parkwood Foundation, or Brooklin United Church would be appreciated. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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BROOKNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
NEGRU, Lee " Bluma" (née BROOKNER)
Born in Husyatn, Austria, August 18, 1908. Daughter of the late Mendel and Regina BROOKNER. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Benjamin, Pauline, Paul, Max, and Mary. Grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. Beloved wife of the late Myer Newell NEGRU (Montreal Gazette 1943-1968). Beloved mother of Mathew (Soon-Bok) and John (Elise). Beloved grandmother of Zoë, Azia and Elliott. Beloved step-grandmother of Justin and Jeffrey. Lee NEGRU was a Yiddish translator for Baron de Hirsch Institute 1941-1943, Social Worker for the Red Feather Agency 1943-1963. Social Worker for the Montreal Children's Hospital focusing on helping families of native Canadian children sick in hospital 1963-1993. She loved the job and cared deeply for the hospital. A tireless and beloved advocate for those in need. She lived a life of great service to others. Funeral private. A public memorial service to be held early summer 2006. Donations may be made to the Lee Negru Memorial Fund, c/o Montreal Children's Hosptial Foundation, 1 Place Alexis Nihon, 3400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Bureau 1420, Montreal, Quebec H3Z 3B8. Donations will help fund the Montreal Children's Hospital Health and Education services for Native Canadian in the North.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-12-07 published
MARTEN, Marjorie (née MARTIN)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2005 in Toronto in her 84th year. Marjorie, beloved friend and grandmother of Kathie and her husband Mike GRASSO, and dear great grandmother to Julian. Pre-deceased by parents George and Mary MARTIN, sisters Velma and Pat and brother Roy MARTIN. Will be sadly missed by her daughters Arlene (Ray) LAFLECHE, and Judy HOCKLEY and her son Ron BROOKS. Survived also by her sister Helen (Ralph) JACKSON and brother Leonard MARTIN. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren James, Jennifer, Patrick, Marjorie, Mary, William, Joseph, Ronnie, Nancy, Dennis, Stephen, Donna, Robbie and great grandchildren Tyler, Sunnie, Jesse, Samantha, Donald, Stephanie, Tonya, Kyle, Ashley and Christopher. Visitation took place on Monday, December 5 at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel. A Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, December 6, 2005. In celebration of Marjorie's life, a tree will be planted in the spring at the Collingwood Arboretum. Donations may be made payable to the Collingwood and District Humane Society or flowers are also appreciated in Marjorie's memory. Friends may leave condolences for the family on line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
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BROOKS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-01 published
COTTERELL, John Thomas
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Thursday, February 24th, 2005. John Thomas COTTERELL, the loving husband of Phyllis Margaret COTTERELL (née PERRY.) Loved father of Barbara and her husband, Joe CAMPBELL, Janet and her husband, Steve HOLVOR, Joan and her husband, Bill CAMERON, Jackie and her husband, Ken BAKER, John, Brian, Kelly and her husband, Jeff PRESTON, Alan BROOKS and his wife, Mem, Debbie and her husband, Scott HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Glad, Eileen, George, Alan, David, Brynley, Ida and Jeanette. Predeceased by his daughter, Karen and a brother, Arthur. John was a Veteran of the Korean War, a member of 436 Royal Black Preceptory, Past Master of Royal Black 436, Tara Past County Master Grey Bruce Chapter, Past Master of Royal Black Chapter Ontario West and a Past Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ontario West. The funeral service was held at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Monday morning February 28th. Members of the Royal Black Chapter 436 Tara, held a memorial service at the funeral home, on Sunday evening As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Diabetic Association or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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BROOKS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-20 published
RICE, Barbara May (FORBES)
At the Victoria Hospital, London, on Monday, September 19th, 2005. Barbara (FORBES) RICE, of Wiarton in her 70th year. Beloved wife of the Late William RICE. Dear mother of Bill and his friend Joan; Linda STUTT; Karen BROOKS and her husband Victor and Roberta SCRATCH, all of London. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Sister of Jim FORBES and Bob FORBES and his wife Madeline, all of Alliston. Barbara was a member of the Wiarton Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Victoria Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, London. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, on Tuesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Thence to Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, London, for visitation on Wednesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday September 22nd at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com.
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BROOKS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-29 published
SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER, William " Claude"
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Wednesday morning September 28, 2005. Claude SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER of R.R.#1 Shallow Lake at the age of 68. Beloved husband of the late former Margaret GILLISPIE. Loving father of Wanda JAY of Chatsworth, Brenda and her husband David McKINNON of R.R.#1 Shallow Lake, Claude and his wife Michelle of Hepworth and Orville and his wife Doris of R.R.#2 Hepworth. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Kim NAGEL and her husband Jason, Mike McKINNON and his wife Tiffany, Shane McKINNON and his wife Lee-Ann, Lisa and her husband Jeff DICKINSON, Jessica, Bethany, Joshua, Nathanial, Ethan and Cody SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER and four great-grandchildren; Ashley NAGEL, Kalum, Dylan and Chantal McKINNON. Dear brother of Nelson of Brampton, Harvey and his wife Jane Ann of Snelgrove, Sandra and her husband Karl GRAHAM of Tottenham, Barbara GALIPEAU of Oakeville and Edna BROOKS of Caledon. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jack FEARNALL officiating. Interment Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake. Memorial contributions to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Claude by the Downs and son Funeral Home.
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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-10 published
SHACKLETON, Evelyn (née ADAM/ADAMS)
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on January 7th, 2005 Mrs. Evelyn SHACKLETON of R.R.#9, Chatham, at the age of 79 years. Born in Raleigh Township, and loving daughter of the late Walter and Eva (CROW) ADAM/ADAMS. Evelyn is survived by her brother Ronald of Raleigh Township, sister-in-law Margaret ADAM/ADAMS of Raleigh Township, and sister-in-law Ruth ADAM/ADAMS of Chatham. Also survived by her niece Heather ADAM/ADAMS of Sarnia, nephew and niece Jim and Carol ADAM/ADAMS, and great nieces Julie and Jaclyn ADAM/ADAMS, all of Raleigh Township. Predeceased by her son Blake, her two brothers Neale of Raleigh Township and Robert of Chatham, and niece Cathy ADAM/ADAMS and nephew Rob ADAM/ADAMS. Evelyn was a life long member of Providence United Church and a life member of the St. Joseph's Hospital Guild. Friends are invited to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington Street West, Chatham (352-2710) on Monday from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. A funeral service for Mrs. SHACKLETON will be held on Wednesday, January 12th, 2005, in the chapel of the funeral home at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Michael BROOKS of St. Andrews United Church officiating. Interment Stewart Cemetery, Tilbury East Township. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider Ontario Lupus Association or Providence United Church.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-19 published
BROOKS, William " Bill" Wesley
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, January 18th, 2005. William (Bill) Wesley BROOKS in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Betty (ROBOTHAM.) Loving father of Karen and Jim DAUBS and Kim and Ron DYMOND. Special " Buddy" to Wesley, Amy and Danny DYMOND. Dear brother of Norman and Gwen BROOKS of Kerwood, Jack and Jean BROOKS of London, Betty and Harlen COWAN of Tilbury. Predeceased by sisters Marion and Irene. Visitation to be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday, January 20th from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 21st at 1 p.m. with Reverend Charles SEED officiating. Interment at Strathroy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Strathroy Fire Department or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A Strathroy Fire Department Memorial service will be held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bill.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-21 published
LEIGH, Cecil H.
Cecil H. LEIGH passed away suddenly in his 79th year on Saturday, February 19th, 2005 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Beloved husband of 54 years of Peggy (SKINNER.) Loving father of Willie and his wife Jo-Anne LEIGH of Hamilton, John and his wife Linda LEIGH of Chatham, Mary and her husband Rich WILD of Chatham, and Rob and his wife Kim LEIGH of Champaign, Illinois. Proud grandfather of Nathan and Peter LEIGH of Hamilton, Ben, Joel, Katie and Josh LEIGH of Chatham, Erin and Jennifer WILD of Chatham, and Joe and Andrew LEIGH of Champaign, Illinois. Dear brother of Doreen JENNER of Chatham. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cecil was born in Windsor and was the son of the late William and Vera (WRIGHT) LEIGH.
He was the Financial Supervisor for Canada Post until his retirement in 1989 and a master at gardening and stained glass. Mr. LEIGH was a member of St. Andrew's United Church. Friends and family are invited to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, (352-2710) on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service for Mr. LEIGH will be conducted in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Michael BROOKS of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-22 published
CLARK, Albert W.
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Orford Township, Albert W. CLARK passed away suddenly on Friday, February 18, 2005 at the age of 86. Born in Chatham, son of the late Ezra and Hazel (MANNING) CLARK. Beloved husband of the late Mayme S. (WATSON) CLARK (2002.) Dear father of Janet AHRENS and her husband Gerry of Stratford, Helen MOERMAN and her husband Gerry of Blenheim, Elizabeth KEIRSTEAD and her husband Barry of Oakville, and the late Barbara BROOKS (2003.) Grandfather of Sara BROOKS, Joel AHRENS, Justin AHRENS, and Abbie KEIRSTEAD. Brother of Calvin and Verna CLARK of Thamesville, Mildred HILLS of Highgate and her late husband Ross, Lyle and Frances CLARK of Highgate, Florence and Bert CUDMORE of Thamesville, the late Grace CLARK, the late Walter and Ruby CLARK, the late Ross CLARK and his wife Rachel of Highgate, and the late Gertrude CLARK. Brother-in-law of Anna HANEY of Seaforth, Alice and Donald ANDREWS of Clinton, and the late Jean WATSON. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Albert enlisted in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. in 1941 and served until 1945. He farmed all his life in Orford Township. He was a member of Erie Street United Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend William VANDERVEEKEN of Erie St. United Church Officiating. Interment in Gosnell Cemetery, Highgate. Donations by cheque to Gosnell Cemetery or Erie Street United Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-28 published
McKENZIE, Harold D.
At the Parkwood Hospital, London on Saturday, February 26th, 2005. Harold D. McKENZIE of London and formerly of R.R.#5 St. Thomas in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Marion L. McKENZIE and the late Mary C. (Gordon) McKENZIE (1968.) Loved father of Jane and her husband Robin WALES of England; Susan and her husband Ken BROOKS of Port Elgin; Elizabeth BETTS of Grimsby and Susan and her husband Bob NICOL of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Kara CORIN and Owen WALES; Andrew and Kathryn BROOKS; Kimberly and Erin BETTS; Monica and Brett FOX and Hayley NICOL. Dear brother of Angus of London and Patricia of Gravenhurst.
He was born in Saint Thomas to the late Colin and Violet McKENZIE and was predeceased by four sisters Marion, Donna, Rosslyn and Carol and by a brother Tom. Harold served in World War 2 with the First Hassars and in 1950 joined Midland Securities Ltd, in Saint Thomas as Branch Manager. He was a member and past President of the Saint Thomas Kiwanis Club; a member of the Rathbone Lodge Knights of Pythias and of the First United Church. He was also a former Returning Officer for Elgin County. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday and then to the First United Church where funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. A Private Entombment will be made at the Saint Thomas Mausoleum. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Remembrances may be made to the Stan Hagerman Wing at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital or the Veterans Care at Parkwood Hospital, London.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
BROOKS- DEGRACE, Ashley Marie
Peacefully at Child and Parent Resource Institute Pratten #1 on March 2, 2005, Ashley Marie BROOKS- DEGRACE of London in her 2nd year. Beloved daughter of Robert BROOKS and Jennifer DEGRACE. Loving sister of Bryon, Jesse, Arron, Bobby, Breanne, and Jay Jay. Granddaughter of Margaret and David SMITH and Constance BROOKS and the late Donald BROOKS. Great-granddaughter of Edith STREET. She will be sadly missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Special thanks to Dr. McNEILL and the staff at Pratten #1 for all their guidance and support. A private service will be held for Ashley by her family and Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to Pratten #1 at Child and Parent Resource Institute would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Needham Funeral Service 434-9141).

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-12 published
PRENTICE, Yvonne
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Thursday, March 10th, 2005, Yvonne PRENTICE of London in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Walter PRENTICE for 63 years. Dear mother of Carol DECKER and her husband John of Port Elgin, Gary PRENTICE and his wife Shirley of Mount Brydges and Heather BROOKS and her husband Christopher of London. Dear sister of Verna BANNON and June BAXTER both of London. Loving grandmother of Nancy Haywood and her husband Dean HENRY, Janie GARROD and her husband Larry, Cari VITEZ and her husband Paul, Denice WILLIAMSON and her husband Ted, Dean PRENTICE and his wife Julie, and Kristin DENSMORE. Also loved by her 11 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the funeral chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Monday, March 14th, 2005 with Reverend Teresa CORRIGAN of Church of the Epiphany officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-12 published
STEVENS, Gertrude Elizabeth (née HOYLES)
Gertrude Elizabeth (HOYLES) of Wallaceburg and formerly of Chatham, passed away at Fairfield Park, Wallaceburg. Born in Tupperville, 83 years ago, daughter of the late C. Arthur HOYLES and Bertha May (WHITMARSH.) Predeceased by her beloved husband F. Lyle STEVENS (1998) and her dear son Mark Alexander STEVENS (February 2005.) Surviving are a loving son Philip L. STEVENS and his wife Joyce of Sarnia, her cherished grandchildren Amanda and Andrew. Fond sister of Eileen and her husband John SKIPPER of Chatham. Sister in law of Rex BISHOP, Kay and Ronald CARR, Maxine and Norman ABRAMS all of London. Lovingly remembered by several close nieces and nephews. Gertrude is also predeceased by her sister and brother in law, Dorothy (HOYLES) and Elwood BIRD of Sombra and sister in law, Gwen BISHOP of London.
Gertrude was a member of the United Church Women of St. Andrew's Church and Past Matron of the Blue Bell Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 145, Chatham. Family and Friends will be received at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue, Chatham (519-352-2390) for visitation on Sunday, March 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 and where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday March 14, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Michael BROOKS of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Interment at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Contributions to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Members of the Blue Bell Chapter 145, Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday at 3: 30pm. Online condolences may be made at www.obituariestoday.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
CARTER, Ruth Elizabeth (HEDDEN)
At Clinton Public Hospital on Friday March 18, 2005 Ruth Elizabeth (HEDDEN) CARTER of Clinton in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harold "Whitney" CARTER (1953.) Loving mother of Catherine and Todd DONNELLY of Stittsville, Patricia BROOKS of Barrie, David and Gloria CARTER of Clinton, Rosemary ETUE of Kingsville, Michael and Mary CARTER of Clinton and Janet CARTER of Kingston. Also loved and sadly missed by 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and 1 greatgreat-granddaughter. Predeceased by 1 son Donald HEDDEN, 2 sons-in-law Bill BROOKS and Tom ETUE, 1 grand_son Robin CARTER, 3 granddaughters Monica HEDDEN, Kimberly DONNELLY and Tammy ETUE, 1 sister Mona SHORTHOUSE and 10 brothers Earl, Lee, William, Vern, Lloyd, Frank, Harold, Herbert, Russell and Orville HEDDEN. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., - Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 23, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-22 published
CARTER, Ruth Elizabeth (HEDDEN)
At Clinton Public Hospital on Friday, March 18, 2005, Ruth Elizabeth (HEDDEN) CARTER of Clinton in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harold "Whitney" CARTER (1953.) Loving mother of Catherine and Todd DONNELLY of Stittsville, Patricia BROOKS of Barrie, David and Gloria CARTER of Clinton, Rosemary ETUE of Kingsville, Michael and Mary CARTER of Clinton and Janet CARTER of Kingston. Also loved and sadly missed by 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and 1 greatgreat-granddaughter. Predeceased by 1 son Donald HEDDEN, 2 sons-in-law Bill BROOKS and Tom ETUE, 1 grand_son Robin CARTER, 3 granddaughters Monica HEDDEN, Kimberly DONNELLY and Tammy ETUE, 1 sister Mona SHORTHOUSE and 10 brothers Earl, Lee, William, Vern, Lloyd, Frank, Harold, Herbert, Russell and Orville HEDDEN. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., - Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 2: 00 P.M. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-01 published
EMANS, Donald V. " Scotty"
A resident of Chatham, Donald V. (Scotty) EMANS passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at the age of 85. Born in Chatham, son of the late William and Catherine (McFADYEN) EMANS. Beloved husband of Ilene M. (SLOAN) EMANS for 59 years. Dear father of Karen BEDFORD and her husband Robert of North Bay, Scott EMANS and his wife Pat of Calgary, Susan TITE and her husband Paul of London, and Cathy YOUNG and her husband Ken of Peterborough. Grandfather of Robbie BEDFORD, Jennie BEDFORD, Brian YOUNG and Nicole YOUNG. Brother of Steve EMANS and his wife Barbara of Chatham, Bill EMANS and his wife Betty of Chatham and the late Myles EMANS. Brother-in-law of Louise SLOAN of Toronto. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Scotty served in World War 2 as a F/O with the Royal Canadian Air Force He was a 65 year member of Branch #628 Royal Canadian Legion. Scotty retired from Libby's, Chatham in 1983 after 44 years. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Saturday, April 2, 2005 from Noon until 1: 00 p.m. Memorial Service to immediately follow at the Funeral Home Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Michael BROOKS of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Cremation with interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Flowers gratefully declined due to family allergies. Donations by cheque in honour of Scotty may be given to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-17 published
ROBOTHAM, George David
Peacefully with family at his side at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, April 15th, 2005. George David ROBOTHAM in his 87th year, born on March 28th, 1919 in Adelaide Twp. Beloved husband and best friend of Doris Alberta (MURRAY) ROBOTHAM. Dear father of William (Bill) George ROBOTHAM. Loving grandpa of David William Earl ROBOTHAM and Jamie John Charles ROBOTHAM all of Strathroy. Predeceased by his first wife Loftena Pearl (MUXLOW) ROBOTHAM (1975.) He was the eldest child of David Whiting ROBOTHAM and Kate Elizabeth (PULLING) ROBOTHAM. Dear brother of Betty Marie and the late Bill BROOKS (January 2005) of Strathroy and Robert Gordon and Pearl ROBOTHAM, Calgary, Alberta. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd Charles (1997), Wilfred Henry (1974), William Walter (2001) and Donald Ross ROBOTHAM (1992.) Also survived by several nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be in Strathroy United Church, 131 Front Street West, Strathroy on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m., Reverend Jock TOLMAY officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy on Monday, April 18, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and also Tuesday at the church one hour prior to the service. A Masonic memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, April 18th at 6: 30 p.m. under the direction of #289 Doric Lodge Lobo. In remembrance donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice. George enjoyed his association with many students during his 45 years of school bus driving. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to George.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-20 published
HALL, Davina Jessie (née CRAIK)
Davina Jessie HALL (née CRAIK) peacefully at McCormick Home on Tuesday, April 19, 2005. Beloved wife of Wilfred Raymond HALL for 58 years. Loving mother of Elizabeth (Ken) SPEAR, Sheila (Bill) BROOKS and Darlene (Ken) EMMS. Cherished Grannie of Michael, Craig and Kendra SPEAR, Stephanie, Sean, Shannon and Scott BROOKS, Trevor, Ryan and Jamie EMMS and great-grand_son Lukas BROOKS. Dear sister of the late Nelson CRAIK, Ross CRAIK and Grace LUDLOW. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for a memorial service on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
KLINE, William Roswell
William Roswell of Saint Thomas, on Friday, April 22, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Mary "Ruth" (HAMMOND) KLINE and loved father of Wayne and his wife Jody KLINE, Gary and his wife Cindy KLINE, Norma and her husband John EWANICK, all of Saint Thomas and Patsy and her husband Tony BROOKS of Port Stanley. Dear brother of Irma EVERTS of Hagersville and dear brother-in-law of Jean and her husband Emmett HEALY of Saint Mary's and Helen NEAR of Stratford. Loved grandfather of Joshua, Billy, Matt, Nick, Brad, Ryan, Kelly, Lindsay, Abby and Adam. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Haldimand County on March 10, 1922, the son of the late William and Alberta KLINE. He was a retired Carpenter. He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Airforce during World War 2 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 41. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-29 published
DEFORE, Irene (BROOKS)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, April 28th, 2005, Irene (BROOKS) DEFORE of Thedford, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harvey DEFORE (1977.) Loving mother and friend of Marsha DEFORE of Grand Bend. Dear sister of Helen (Herb) MOLOY of Thedford, Kate COCHRANE of Sarnia, Ted (Marie) BROOKS of St. Catharines, sister of Eunice BROOKS of Thedford. Predeceased by brothers Lawrence (Eleanor) and Harold (Butch) and brother-in-law Basil and Russell HAYTER and sister-in-law Nellie (DEFORE) HAYTER. Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Gilpin Chapel, Thedford for visitation on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, April 30th at 1: 00 p.m., Reverend Edgar HEALEY officiating. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church or the Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-29 published
McMANUS, Mary Wilson
At Kensington Village Retirement Community in London on Wednesday, April 27th, 2005, Mary Wilson McMANUS in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John Lawrence McMANUS (1992.) Loving mother of Patricia BROOKS (James), Margaret CHAMBERS, William McMANUS, Kathleen VOWLES (Arthur) and Edward McMANUS (Deborah,) all of London. Pre-deceased by her sons Thomas (1976) and James (2004). Dear mother-in-law of Mary Lou McMANUS. Sister of Jean FOSTER, Ann TOMLINSON and John ALLISON. Survived by fourteen grandchildren and twentythree great-grandchildren. Visitors will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street (Between Kind and York), where Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 11: 30 a.m. Chaplain Maureen DWYER officiating. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-12 published
BROOKS, Frank Davis
Frank Davis BROOKS, suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in his 50th year. Beloved husband of Pam. Loving father of Jeffrey and Emma. Predeceased by his parents Gene and Marion BROOKS, late of Brantford. Dear brother of Anne (Ralph) KACHUR, John (Savitri) BROOKS, Claire (Don) ORGAN and brother-in-law of Debbie (John) BUTTON and Paul (Karen) DRIVER. He will be lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. Friends may call on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 14 at 11: 00 a.m. by Reverend Dr. Frank MEADOWS. Interment to follow. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be grateful ly acknowledged.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-12 published
DELL, Robert Gordon
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday May 10, 2005, Robert Gordon DELL of Strathroy in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Eileen (BLAKE) DELL of Strathroy and dear father of Gerrard DELL of Goderich, Alan DELL of Strathroy and Martha DELL of St. Thomas. Brother of Doris BROOKS and uncle to Eleanor and Charles DUNSTON all of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, also survived by sister-in-law Orma DELL and family of Midland, Ontario. Funeral service will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W. Strathroy on Friday May 13th at 4: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment of ashes will be held on Monday, May 16th at Saint Margaret's Cemetery Midland at 11: 30 a.m. Donations to the Parkinsons Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Robert.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-15 published
BROOKS, Wendy Eileen
In loving memory of a wife, mother and grandmother, who passed away on May 15, 2003
The most beautiful times of our lives
Can never be lost for they live in our hearts
And are relived in our memories.
Forever loved and never forgotten by husband Ron, daughters Billi-Jo and Kristy, sons Bobby and Andy and families.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-16 published
SKUCE, Edwin Allen "Al"
Edwin Allen "Al" SKUCE passed away peacefully at his home in Sarnia, on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the age of 71 years. Much loved husband of Catherine "Kay" (BROOKS) SKUCE. Dear father of Ronald DERUSH, Richard (Susan) DERUSH and Cheryl (Dan) MOORE, all of Sarnia. Brother of Peter SKUCE of London. Much loved grandfather "Gramps" to Jennifer, Robert, Kevin and Mark. Special uncle of Allen, Mary Ellen and Karen. Al will be sadly missed by many Friends and his beloved dog and walking companion Bailey. Predeceased by his parents Edwin (1971) and Muriel (2001) SKUCE. A private Family Service has been held with Captains Dale and Debbie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of the Salvation Army officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society, Salvation Army or your favorite charity by calling the Stewart Funeral Home, 519-383-7121.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-03 published
VAN WELZEN, Ellen (NUTKINS)
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of one of the most amazing women we know. At her home, on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, after another busy day with her family, Ellen VAN WELZEN (NUTKINS,) in her 58th year. Beloved wife of 35 years to Bill. Mom and best friend of Kelly and her husband Tom JOHNSTON (Saint Thomas.) Wonderfully cherished gomma to Brendan, Nicholas and Brooke. Daughter of Ruth and the late Lloyd NUTKINS. Dear sister of Carol LAMONTE, and Beth McKINLAY and her husband Bob. Predeceased by her sister Noreen WILLERT. Lovingly remembered by Christine, Ken, Lindsay and Kenney ALLEN, Patti, Teddy, Sue and Jamie, Nancy and Steve, Suzanne and Shawn, Bobby and Erin, Brian and Carol DOBBIN, Tim and Jodilynn, Taylor, Jason and Jess BROOKS, and so many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, Friends, and a wonderful group of neighbours, she loved you all so very much.
Ellen's world revolved around her family and her London Knights. She was a devoted friend and houseparent to many players over the years too numerous to name but she loved them all. Ellen touched so many lives. She was a friend to all who knew her. She has given us a lifetime of memories and we are truly blessed. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 7: 00-9:00 and Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, June 6th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation and interment of ashes, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ellen are asked to considered the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Children's Health Foundation. "This isn't goodbye. It's just so long for a while. I'll always be with you".

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-09 published
PARE, Eileen (formerly BUCK)
Peacefully at Versa Care Nursing Home on Wednesday June 8th, 2005, Mrs. Eileen PARÉ of London and formerly of Windsor passed away in her 98th year. Mother-in-law and best friend of Edna BUCK and her husband the late Harold BUCK (2000.) Beloved mother of Carl BUCK and his wife Jean, and Randy Pare BROOKS (Wayne). Also missed by several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by her husbands Harold BUCK and Russell PARE, and by many siblings. Visitation will be at the Evans Funeral Home (648 Hamilton Rd, 1 block east of Egerton) on Friday June 10th, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with the service being held in the funeral home on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Peter LEONARD officiating. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Eileen PARE.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-16 published
SMITH, Lois Jean
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Lois Jean SMITH, of London, on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 in her 52nd year at St. Joseph's Hospital, London after a courageous battle against cancer. Beloved daughter of Patricia SMITH and the late Charles SMITH. Cherished and much loved mother to son Chris VERBRUGGE (Suzanne) and son Jamie VERBRUGGE (Lisa) and daughter Angélique VERBRUGGE, as well as her dog Yoda. Predeceased by her son Patrick VERBRUGGE and her brother David SMITH. Also survived by her brother Lance SMITH (Carol,) sister Anna OLIVER (Fulton) and Liz BROOKS and brother Charlie SMITH (Laurie,) her cherished friend Betty PRYCE as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was a long time employee of Cami Automotive. Lois was a loving mother and will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home (102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia) on Friday, June 17th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 9: 00 a.m. until the time of service. At Lois' request, memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-06 published
LLOYD, Harold
Harold LLOYD, in his 73rd year, suddenly at home in Pensa Cola, Florida on July 4, 2005. Survived by loving wife Barbara, daughters Donna, Ellen and Amanda. Brother of Rose LEWIS, London and John WRIGHT, London, Mary JOHNSTON, Sarnia. Predeceased by Jean BROOKS and Charles WRIGHT, 10 nieces and nephews. Cremation and service to be in Pensa Cola, Florida.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-24 published
KLINE, Mary " Ruth" (née HAMMOND)
Mary "Ruth" of Saint Thomas, on Friday, July 22, 2005, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late William Rosewell KLINE (April 22, 2005) and dearly loved mother of Wayne and his wife Jody KLINE, Gary and his wife Cindy KLINE, Norma and her husband John EWANICK, all of Saint Thomas and Patsy and her husband Tony BROOKS of Port Stanley. Dear sister of Helen NEAR of Stratford and Jean and her husband Emmett HEALY of Saint Marys. Predeceased by a brother George and by 3 sisters Mabel, Gladys and Kay. Loved grandmother of Joshua, Billy, Matt, Nick, Brad, Ryan, Kelly, Lindsay, Abby and Adam. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Ruth was born in Saint Marys on April 18, 1928, the daughter of the late Ted and Mabel HAMMOND. She was a long time employee of Northern Telecom. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with entombment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 and Tuesday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-25 published
FERGUSON, Eileen B. (SEELEY)
Peacefully at her home in London on Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, Eileen B. (SEELEY) FERGUSON in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late George FERGUSON (1966.) Predeceased by her son Robert FERGUSON, and her daughters Lila Alice McDERMOTT (and husband Charles,) Georgina and Beverley. Dear sister of Lawrence SEELEY of London. Predeceased by her sisters Dorothy BROWN, Geraldine KIRKWOOD, Kathleen BROOKS, Delta ROMANSON, and her brothers William and Orville SEELEY, and sister-in-law Irene SEELEY. Also loved by her 7 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, July 27th at 11 a.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6, or the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, N5W 3Z6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-26 published
FERGUSON, Eileen B. (SEELEY)
Peacefully at her home in London on Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, Eileen B. (SEELEY) FERGUSON in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late George FERGUSON (1966.) Predeceased by her son Robert FERGUSON, and her daughters Lila Alice McDERMOTT (and husband Charles,) Georgina and Beverley. Dear sister of Lawrence SEELEY of London. Predeceased by her sisters Dorothy BROWN, Geraldine KIRKWOOD, Kathleen BROOKS, Delta ROMANSON, and her brothers William and Orville SEELEY, and sister-in-law Irene SEELEY. Also loved by her 7 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, July 27th at 11 a.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6, or the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, N5W 3Z6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-29 published
TRAVNICEK, Marguerite “Marg” Ruth (née KNOX)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Wednesday, July 27, 2005, Marguerite “Marg” Ruth TRAVNICEK (née KNOX) of Woodstock in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Frank (1977.) Mother of Lynne LITTLER of London, Bryan of Severn Bridge, Barry and his wife Nancy of Dorchester, and Vicki TRAVNICEK and her spouse Martin BROOK of Innerkip. Predeceased by her son Gary (1993), her daughter Rona (1949,) her son Kevin (2003) and her daughter-in-law Sherry GIOVANNETTI (2003.) Mother-in-law of Lisa TRAVNICEK of Woodstock and Karen BROOKS and her husband Gord of Wasaga Beach. Grandmother of Greg (Melissa), Justine, Jeremy, Jennifer (David), Roly, Amanda, Mollee, Emily, Amanda, Nathan, Mitchell and Maxwell and great grandmother of Aaron, Sarah, Kristopher, Brandon, Kyle and Hanna. Sister of Cecil (Jean) KNOX of Woodstock, Ronald (Marg) KNOX of Cache Creek, British Columbia, Harvey (Rose) KNOX of Woodstock, and Violet (Mel) SMITH of Otterville and sister-in-law of Shirley TRAVNICEK of Muirkirk. Also remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street, North, Woodstock on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at The Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-05 published
GOFF, Harry William
Suddenly and peacefully at the Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday August 3, 2005. Harry William GOFF of Woodstock in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Frances Elinor GOFF (née COPELAND.) Loved father of Shirley MARTIN and her husband Judson of Toronto. Cherished uncle of Janice BROOKS and her husband Thomas of Woodstock. Dear cousin of Marlene GEISER of Toronto. Survived by his sister Edna BEAMER of Drumbo. Predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Saturday August 6, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home on Sunday August 7, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Don LINKLETTER officiating and Reverend Ruth BUTT assisting. A private family interment will take place in the Innerkip Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund or Chalmers United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-06 published
FLETCHER, William Gordon
Suddenly at his residence in Sauble Beach Thursday evening, August 4, 2005. Gordon FLETCHER of Sauble Beach, formerly of Nashville, Tennessee, London and Glencoe, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the former Eleanor EDWARDS. Much loved father of Brian and Mary of Barrie, Brenda and Bob BALATKA of Aurora and Brad and Kelli of Whistler, British Columbia. Proud grandpa of Nathan and Courtney of Barrie. Also survived by two sisters: Jean (Paul) OLIVER, of Simcoe, Donna (Clark) BROOKS of Grimsby and one brother: Wayne (Helen) FLETCHER of Glencoe and their families. Dear brother-in-law of Cal and Roxy EDWARDS of Sauble Beach, Bruce and Etta EDWARDS of Glencoe and their families. Predeceased by a wee daughter. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth, Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with David JOHNSON officiating. Memorial contributions to the Lung Association or Vision 2002 (Sauble Area Medical Clinic) would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Gord by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-17 published
COULSON, Audrey (RENDLE)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Tuesday, August 16th, 2005, Audrey (RENDLE) COULSON of London in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Doug COULSON. Dear mother of John COULSON and his wife Marlene of Brantford, Penny TILLEY and her husband Roger of Burlington, and Patty CHIPPENDALE and her husband David of Delta, British Columbia. Dear sister of Elsie BROOKS and her husband Ted of Tillsonburg. Also loved by her grandchildren Kathy, Chris, Diana, Brian, Dyson and Chasen, and by her great-grand_son Ethan. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), where the complete funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, August 19th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Catherine TOVELL of Dundas Street Centre United Church officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-01 published
KIDD, Bessie Agnes (CAMPBELL)
Peacefully at Bluewater Health - Mitton Site on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, Bessie Agnes (CAMPBELL) KIDD, in her 95th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Victor Marwick KIDD. Will be greatly missed by her children Judith of Toronto, Dianne and her husband Bob BOONE of Mississauga, Bob of Petrolia. Loving Grandma of Caroline, Cathy and Wayne, Michael and Erika and David and Tammy and delighted Great-Grandma to Elizabeth, Ryan and Allison, Emily and Megan and Parker and and Isaac. Remembered by David's mother Patti KIDD. Dear sister-in-law of Margaret JOHNSTON (Campbellford,) Dorothy SMITH and Marian DOUEY (Sarnia) and Ariel KIDD (London.) Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Malcolm CAMPBELL and May BROOKS, brothers Dave, Jim and Lee CAMPBELL and brothers-in-law Ray KIDD, Howard KIDD, Don JOHNSTON, Gordon SMITH and Don DOUEY. Bess was a graduate of Victoria Hospital ('33) but her real vocation was that of Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother extraordinaire. She supported each of us with her love, her caring and unlimited support. Her family always came first. She had a great sense of fun and a wonderful laugh. For many years Bess was active in the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and was a member of Saint John's Anglican Church (Sarnia). Friends may call at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, 102 Victoria St. N., Sarnia on Friday, September 2 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, 332 Devine St. at Margaret on Saturday, September 3rd at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice or to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 302 Toronto, Ontario M5V 2L4. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-12 published
BROOKS, Sharon Margaret
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, September 9, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of Gerald. Dear mother of Elizabeth and husband Michael, John and wife Sally, David and wife Carrie, and Geraldine. Survived by several brothers and sisters. Loving grandmother of Gerald, Natalia, Sydney, Cody, Riley, Mathew, Tanner and Megan. Dear niece of Cathy PLANT. In respect of Sharon's wishes, cremation will take place without viewing or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in memoriam to the Canadian Cancer Society. Westview Funeral Chapel (641-1793), entrusted with arrangements.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-20 published
RICE, Barbara (FORBES)
At the Victoria Hospital, London on Monday September 19, 2005. Barbara (FORBES) RICE of Wiarton in her 70th year. Beloved wife of the Late William RICE. Dear mother of Bill and his friend Joan; Linda STUTT; Karen BROOKS and her husband Victor and Roberta SCRATCH all of London. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Sister of Jim FORBES and Bob FORBES and his wife Madeline all of Alliston. Barbara was a member of the Wiarton Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Victoria Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, London. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton on Tuesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Thence to Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, London for visitation on Wednesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday September 22nd at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneral home.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-26 published
HALLAM, Jim
Beloved husband of Marilyn (BROOKS- MOULTON) of Ripley and formerly of Lucknow on Sunday, September 25th, 2005, age 52. Also loved by 3 children - David (April) HALLAM, Lucknow, Bonnie (Dave) HALLAM, Auburn, Jonathan (Allison) HALLAM, Lucknow, 3 stepchildren - Grace (Steve) BENDER, Listowel, Derrick MOULTON, Listowel and Gary MOULTON of Ripley, 6 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 6 brothers and sisters, Fred (Dorothy) HALLAM, R.R.#4 Kincardine, Cecil (Lois) HALLAM, R.R.#5 Goderich, Dorothy (Jim) SCHNEIDER, Auburn, Ross (Joan) HALLAM, Goderich, Roy HALLAM, Lucknow and Beth (Robin) WORMINGTON, R.R.#1 Bluevale. Predeceased by parents Charles and Viola HALLAM, 2 brothers, Tom and Les, stepdaughter Andrea MOULTON and granddaughter Rachael HALLAM. Visitation at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, (tel#: 519-395-2969) Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from St. Andrews United Church, Ripley, Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow. Donations appreciated to St. Andrews United Church or Wingham Hospital Cancer Clinic.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-04 published
BROOKS, Bea
In loving memory of a dear daughter and sister, Bea, who passed away November 4, 2000. The special years will not return, When we were all together, But memories we keep within our hearts, Will stay with us forever. Sadly missed and forever loved, Mom, Aud and Blake, Marion and Claude and Freda and Al.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
BROOKS, Melanie (née GABOVIC)
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Thursday, November 3, 2005, Melanie BROOKS (née GABOVIC,) 49 years, of Wyoming and formerly of Petrolia, after several years of challenges with cancer. Beloved wife of Ivan. Dear mother of Donny and Jennifer CAMPBELL and Jessica BROOKS all of Petrolia. Dear Nana to Ashley, D.J., and Dustin CAMPBELL. Dear sister of Margo COULBECK and George ROSEMA of Wyoming. Will be missed by her cousins Barb COLLEY of Petrolia and Judy HYATT of Sault Ste. Marie and her sons Lamar and Scott. Predeceased by her parents Bonnie GABOVIC (1997) and Ray WAGNER (2003) and her grandmother Merle REID (2002.) Visitors will be received on Sunday 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 Monday, November 7, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Mr. David DUNN officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-12 published
BROOKS, Lillian M.
Peacefully at home on Thursday, November 10th, 2005, Mrs. Lillian M. BROOKS in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late John D. (Jack) BROOKS. Dearly loved mother of Marilyn and her husband Judge John MENZIES of London. Loving Nan of Becky and Peter VISSER, Polly and Tom CAMERON and Abby and Doug FAGIN. Dear great-grandmother of Jesse CHRISTIAN, Colin CAMERON and Gillian CAMERON. Predeceased by her sister Mae DRIFFIELD, and her brother John G. BROOKS. A private family graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangement entrusted to Needham Funeral Services, 520 Dundas Street, London. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-15 published
SHAW, Leala Vivian (formerly NEILSON, née HUGHSON)
Age 88 of Dresden passed away Monday November 14, 2005 at Thamesview Lodge Chatham. She was born in Chatham Township daughter of the late William and Louise HUGHSON. She was a member of Dresden Quilting Club and a member and Past District Deputy Grand President of Rebekah Lodge #322 Dresden. She is predeceased by her first husband William NEILSON in 1969. Surviving is her second husband Clayton SHAW; step-daughters: Judy and Bev BODKIN of Thamesville, Joanne and Dawson BROOKS of LaRonge, Saskatchewan., Mary Jane and Rick BANKES of Port Colborne and Patricia McGOWAN of R.R.#7 Dresden 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; a sister Dorothy GOW of Blenheim; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two brothers Alvin and Garnet HUGHSON and a step-daughter Janice SMITH. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12 p.m. until service time. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Sandra FOGARTY officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Rebekah Lodge #322 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7: 00 p.m. Memorial contributions to Canadian Cancer Society or Chatham-Kent Lung Association may be made by cheque and left at the funeral home.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
MacKELLAR, Marilyn Suzanne " Sue" (née STACEY)
A resident of Chatham, Marilyn Suzanne (Sue) MacKELLAR died Saturday December 3, 2005 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham at the age of 75. Born in Chatham, daughter of the late Stanley and Stella STACEY. Wife of the late W. Neil MacKELLAR. Dear mother of Brad MacKELLAR and wife Julie of London, and Jann GRIFFITHS and husband Graham of Ingersoll. Loving grandmother of Geoffrey, Cailey and Kristen, and step grandmother of Chelsea, Kailey, Zachary, MacKenzie, Kailey and her son Brandon. Sister of Diane CHARUK and husband Robert, London and the late Shirley STACEY and Dorothy MASON. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Saturday December 10, 2005 from 12: 00-1:30 p.m. Funeral Service will follow at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Michael BROOKS officiating. Cremation with interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery at a later date. Donations made by cheque to Diabetes Association or Meals on Wheels appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-08 published
McFADDEN, Lorne C.
A resident of R.R.#2 Croton passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at the age of 75. Born in Camden Twp., son of the late Clifford and Annie (CAMPBELL) McFADDEN. Lorne farmed in Dawn Twp., was a school bus driver for 18 years and a member of Oakdale United Church. Beloved husband of Donna (WEBSTER) McFADDEN. Loving father of Brian and Jill McFADDEN of Petrolia, Kevin and Stacy McFADDEN of R.R.#2 Croton and Ross and Connie McFADDEN of Petrolia. Cherished grandfather of Joel, Rod, Evan, Brenna, Haylee, Renee and Greg. Loving great-grandfather of Kyleigh McFADDEN. Dear brother of Ken and Mary McFADDEN of Chatham and brother-in-law of Marion BROOKS of Chatham and Bill and Marilyn McFADDEN of Dresden. Predeceased by a sister Leanore and her husband Garnet COLEMAN, brother Gerald McFADDEN and sister-in-law Margaret McFADDEN. The McFadden family will receive Friends at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden (683-4444) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Sharon CAMPBELL- RAYMENT of Oakdale United Church officiating. Interment Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Oakdale United Church, Oakdale Hall or the Lung Association. Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Thamesville. A tree will be planted in memory of Lorne McFADDEN in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-21 published
OAKLEY, Charles Godfrey
Grand Bend, Ontario, surrounded by his loving family, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 19, 2005 at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Ontario. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia he was the son of the late Charles Alexander OAKLEY and Elsie WAMBOLT) OAKLEY. He was held membership in the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers International Union of America for 50 consecutive years. He was presented with his gold card in 2003. Surviving is his wife Eva Evelyn (CROCKER) OAKLEY, daughters: Doreen (Ted) BAXTER, Sharon (Gerald) KROESBERGEN, Evelyn (Larry) WRIGHT, Rosemarie OAKLEY, Gloria (Gary) DUNCAN, Cathy Ann OAKLEY (Dan), sons Earl Godfrey OAKLEY (Patti,) Robert OAKLEY (Ally.) Dear step father of Carol SUMMERFIELD (Randy), Joseph KISH and Jody KISH (Rob). Dear grandpa of 32 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lawrence (Marie) OAKLEY, Iona (Albert) McCARTHY, Blanche (Ray) MICHEAU, Cynthia (Andy) OBBEMA, Beverley (Gus BROOKS) OAKLEY and predeceased by Llewellyn Blanchard OAKLEY (Maureen) of London, Ontario, Deanna (Ed) CLARIDGE, and grandchildren Deanna Lynn KINGMA, Gerald Geoffrey KROESBERGEN, Brian LILLYCROP and Patience HODGSKINS. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1-3 p.m. where the funeral service will be on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 3 p.m. Interment at Saint Marys Cemetery, Woodstock at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice. Private Interment at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Woodstock at a later date.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-27 published
WILSON, John Carson
Peacefully at Kensington Village Nursing Home, London, on Friday, December 23, 2005, age 91 years. Beloved husband of Lilian. Dear father of John and his wife Deborah of Stouffville and Penny BROOKS and her husband Barry of Newmarket. Grandfather of Nina and Chris Ann and great-grandfather of Georgina Mary. Brother of Florence ROWE and the late Edith DAWES. John was a former employee of the T. Eaton Company in Toronto. Cremation will be followed by interment at a later date in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Toronto. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (James A. Harris Funeral Home, London)

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-01-25 published
BROOKS, William " Bill" Wesley
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005, William (Bill) Wesley BROOKS, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Betty (ROBOTHAM.) Loving father of Karen and Jim DAUBS and Kim and Ron DYMOND. Special Buddy to Wesley, Amy, and Danny DYMOND. Dear brother of Norman and Gwen BROOKS of Kerwood, Jack and Jean BROOKS of London, Betty and Harlen COWAN of Tilbury. Predeceased by sisters Marion and Irene. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Thursday, January 20 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service was held on Friday, January 21 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Charles SEED officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Strathroy Fire Department or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A Strathroy Fire Department memorial service was held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bill.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-04-19 published
ROBOTHAM, George David
Peacefully, with family at his side, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Friday, April 15, 2005, George David ROBOTHAM, in his 87th year, born on March 28, 1919 in Adelaide Twp. Beloved husband and best friend of Doris Alberta (MURRAY) ROBOTHAM. Dear father of William (Bill) George ROBOTHAM. Loving grandpa of David William Earl ROBOTHAM and Jamie John Charles ROBOTHAM, all of Strathroy. Predeceased by his first wife Loftena Pearl (MUXLOW) ROBOTHAM (1975.) He was the eldest child of David Whiting ROBOTHAM and Kate Elizabeth (PULLING) ROBOTHAM. Dear brother of Betty Marie and the late Bill BROOKS (January 2005) of Strathroy and Robert Gordon and Pearl ROBOTHAM, Calgary, Alberta. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd Charles (1997), Wilfred Henry (1974), William Walter (2001) and Donald Ross ROBOTHAM (1992.) Also survived by several nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held in Strathroy United Church on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. Reverend Jock TOLMAY officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Family and Friends were received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Monday, April 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and also Tuesday, at the church, one hour prior to the service. A Masonic memorial service was held at the funeral home, on Monday, April 18 at 6: 30 p.m. under the direction of #289 Doric Lodge Lobo. In remembrance, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, or the charity of your choice. George enjoyed his association with many students during his 45 years of school bus driving. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to George.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-17 published
EDWARDS, Hazel " Denny" Florence
January 12, 2005 at Sunnybrook Veteran's Residence, age 84. Denny served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2, operating radar filter rooms in Saint John's, Newfoundland and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by husband George Arthur EDWARDS, professor at York University. Survived by daughter Bonnie EDWARDS, son-in-law Robert BROOKS and grand_son Michael BROOKS of Guelph. Private cremation has already occurred.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-08 published
BROOKS, Robert Harold, C.S.C.
On Friday, February 4, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Beloved husband of Lillian. Dear father of Deborah, Kathleen and Laurie and father-in-law of Martin LEBOFF, Jeffrey HARRIS and Christopher SMITH. Grandpa Bob to two special children, Timothy and Jordan. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan 1929, raised in West Hill, Ontario. son of the late Harold and Pearl BROOKS. Retired cinematographer, Bob started his motion picture career in 1947 with Associated Screen News and later Chetwynd Films Ltd. He established Robert Brooks Associates Ltd. in 1969 where he continued his film and video career for the next 33 years until he retired. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Bill Hilson Award for Outstanding Service in the Development of the Motion Picture Industry, the Kodak New Century Award in Recognition of Personal Contribution to the Art of Cinematography, the Fuji Award in Recognition of Extraordinary Contributions to the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and an Emmy Award for Film Cinematography on "Lillehammer '94 -- 16 Days of Glory". He was the first elected President of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers where he remained active as an advisor and member of the board of directors. He chaired the jury for the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Annual Awards for many years. He was a past board member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television representing cinematographers. He enjoyed mentoring young filmmakers and was a past member of the Advisory Committee for the Film and Television Production Program at Humber College. He had a long association with Variety Club -- Tent 28, as well as Special Olympics Canada. He was an active member of St. Bonaventure Franciscan Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 5080. Bob was a caring and generous person. He will be sadly missed by his family, Friends and all who knew him. Visitation at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, Toronto, on Wednesday, February 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Don Mills, on Thursday, February 10 at 11 o'clock. Reception following. Interment Mount Peace Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the St. Bonaventure Building Fund.
R.S. Kane (416) 221-1159

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-22 published
BROOKS, Monica - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
All claims against the estate of Monica BROOKS, late of Toronto who died on or about the 15th day of November, 2003 must be filed with the solicitors for the estate on or before the 21st day of March, 2005, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice.
Dated at Toronto, This 17th day of February, 2005.
Mills and Mills LLP
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
Solicitors for the Estate
Attention: Gary R. RIED
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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-01 published
BROOKS, Monica - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
All claims against the estate of Monica BROOKS, late of Toronto who died on or about the 15th day of November, 2003 must be filed with the solicitors for the estate on or before the 21st day of March, 2005, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice.
Dated at Toronto, This 17th day of February, 2005.
Mills and Mills LLP
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
Solicitors for the Estate
Attention: Gary R. RIED
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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-08 published
BROOKS, Monica - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
All claims against the estate of Monica BROOKS, late of Toronto who died on or about the 15th day of November, 2003 must be filed with the solicitors for the estate on or before the 21st day of March, 2005, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice.
Dated at Toronto, This 17th day of February, 2005.
Mills and Mills LLP
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
Solicitors for the Estate
Attention: Gary R. RIED
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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
BROOKS, Grace Gwendolyn (née HINMAN)
At Sunnybrook Hospital, Tuesday May 24. For 50 years wife and companion to Peter Meldrum BROOKS. Gave life to Andrew (Deirdre) and Judy (Trevor), and her unstinting love to grandchildren Alexander, Emma, Dagny and Fraser. A funeral service will be held at The First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St. Clair West, Toronto on Wed. June 1 at 2 p.m., with a gathering after wards. Any remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society. 'Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, Missing me one place search another, I stop somewhere waiting for you' - Walt Whitman

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-30 published
BROOKS, Grace Gwendolyn (née HINMAN)
At Sunnybrook Hospital, Tuesday May 24, 2005. For 50 years wife and companion to Peter Meldrum BROOKS. Gave life to Andrew (Deirdre) and Judy (Trevor), and her unstinting love to grandchildren Alexander, Emma, Dagny and Fraser. Predeceased by her brother Syd HINMAN. Will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Shirley HINMAN, nephew John, nieces Brenda and Barbara, and their families. A funeral service will be held at The First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Wednesday, June 1 at 2 p.m., with a gathering afterwards. Any remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society. 'Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, Missing me one place search another, I stop somewhere waiting for you' -Walt Whitman

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-08 published
PIKE, Marilyn Joan
Gone to be with the Lord. Marilyn passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at the age of 57. Accomplished audiologist, speech pathologist and pianist. Dedicated daughter to Isabel and the Late Gordon PIKE. Awesome sister and best friend to Dr. Calvin PIKE and wife Mary. Loving aunt to David and Emily. Faithfully upheld by many, especially Rachel BROOKS, Marilyn SAPSFORD, Dr. Roy and Norma CLARK and Rev. Bill THORNELOE. Friends will be received at Pine Hills Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre - 625 Birchmount Rd. Scarborough (1 block N of St. Clair Ave), 416 267-8229 on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment and reception to follow. In Marilyn's memory donations to World Vision Canada would be appreciated. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Prov. 3: 5

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-22 published
DRUMMOND, Mary Isabel (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS)
Peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, on Saturday, August 20, 2005 in her 82nd year. Loved and loving wife of Duncan for 58 years. Dear mother of Bill (Mary Anne,) Joan LEISHMAN (Tom,) Alison FARRELL (John) and Trish McMURTRY (Tim.) Dear grandmother of Scott, Janet, Peter, Mary, Heather and Patrick. Sister of Marjorie BROOKS, Ruth MORTON, Louise NORMAN, and sister-in-law Jean DALE. Friends may call at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333), on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will held at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline Street, Burlington, on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 2 p.m. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be sincerely appreciated. The family would like to express gratitude to the staff of Hamilton General, Henderson and St. Peter's Hospitals.
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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-01 published
KIDD, Bessie Agnes (née CAMPBELL)
Peacefully at Bluewater Health - Mitton Site on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, Bessie Agnes (CAMPBELL) KIDD, in her 95th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Victor Marwick KIDD. Will be greatly missed by her children Judith of Toronto, Dianne and her husband Bob BOONE of Mississauga, Bob of Petrolia. Loving Grandma of Caroline, Cathy and Wayne, Michael and Erika and David and Tammy and delighted Great-Grandma to Elizabeth, Ryan and Allison, Emily and Megan and Parker and Isaac. Remembered by David's mother Patti KIDD. Dear sister-in-law of Margaret JOHNSTON (Campbellford,) Dorothy SMITH and Marian DOUEY (Sarnia) and Ariel KIDD (London.) Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Malcolm CAMPBELL and May BROOKS, brothers Dave, Jim and Lee CAMPBELL and brothers-in-law Ray KIDD, Howard KIDD, Don JOHNSTON, Gordon SMITH and Don DOUEY. Bess was a graduate of Victoria Hospital ('33) but her real vocation was that of Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother extraordinaire. She supported each of us with her love, her caring and unlimited support. Her family always came first. She had a great sense of fun and a wonderful laugh. For many years Bess was active in the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and was a member of St, John's Anglican Church (Sarnia). Friends may call at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, 102 Victoria St. N., Sarnia on Friday, September 2 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, 332 Devine St. at Margaret on Saturday, September 3rd at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice or the the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 302, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2L4. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-13 published
BROOKS, Alan
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden death of Alan on September 9, 2005 at the age of 48. A husband, father, brother and avid soccer player, Alan leaves behind his wife, Kim, son, Cameron, and a yet to be born second child. He is mourned and missed by his family, in Canada and Scotland, and his many Friends. Alan lived such a full, vibrant and happy life that his sudden and tragic departure from this world will leave a vacuum of immeasurable depth. Visitation to be held at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street, W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass from Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W, on Thursday, September 16, 2005 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
"Love never dies"

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-26 published
BROOKS, David
At Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, on Sunday, October 23, 2005. David, dearly loved husband of Maisie. Loving son of Sarah, and dear brother of Marjorie. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 4th, 2005, at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church (105 Wilson Avenue), at 2: 00 o'clock. Many thanks to Dr. Susanna CHENG, nurse Pat McKINLAY, the staff of T.S.R.C.C. and of ward C-3, whose patience and understanding was at times sorely tested. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Toronto Humane Society in David's memory. Arrangement in the care of the Trull North Toronto Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (416) 488-1101.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-31 published
Douglas SALMON, Surgeon (1923-2005)
As the first black person in Canada to head a surgical team at a large hospital, he came a long way from being a labourer in a Toronto construction yard
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, October 31, 2005, Page S11
Orphaned, poor and black in Toronto during the Depression, Doug SALMON held steadfastly to a dream. He was going to be a doctor.
Despite a society that did not support his ambition, that's exactly what he did. For 28 years, he performed surgery at Scarborough Centenary Hospital.
The first black surgeon in modern Canadian medical history, while at Centenary he became president of the hospital's medical staff and chief of general surgery, the first black person to do so. He was among the first doctors in Canada to perform gastric bypass surgery.
"He led an exemplary life as a husband, father and grandfather," said his wife, Beverly, a former Metro Toronto and North York councillor. "His patients absolutely loved him."
Born to Jamaican immigrants, he was the youngest of six children. His father, Robert, was a veteran of the Boer War in South Africa at the turn of the last century while his mother was a nurse with the Black Cross. A brainchild of Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican-born champion of black nationalism, it was a local-community version of the Red Cross and may have provided young Doug's early inspiration to become a doctor.
After his parents died, he learned to light furnaces for a penny a piece and worked three paper routes to help provide for himself and his siblings, by then in the care of a widowed aunt. At high school, low expectations for his race saw him channelled into a technical program. Although he graduated at the top of his class, young Doug SALMON could not get a job.
All the while, he had been studying music. His piano teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music, impressed by the boy's intelligence and desire to learn, pulled strings and found him work at Dominion Bridge, then Canada's construction giant.
He started as outside yard boy. Because he was black, no one would eat lunch with him, except for the son of the company president. His new friend saw ability in the young man and told his father. As a result, Doug SALMON was promoted to inside messenger boy and at the same time attended evening classes at Jarvis Collegiate to obtain his senior matriculation.
Interestingly, he spent other nights in an entirely different role by fronting his own band. In the 1940s, Doug Salmon and his Orchestra provided music in dance halls all over the Toronto region.
Meanwhile, in his day job, he was beginning to put into practice some of the theory he was soaking up at Jarvis. One day, he saw staff gathered around a drawing, struggling to figure out an angle. Using his night-school knowledge, he solved the problem. Suddenly, others at Dominion Bridge saw talent in him, too. After some training, he was given a job as a draftsman with the company. Later, he worked briefly as a manager, and he no doubt sensed real possibilities of advancement, but decided, instead, to go back to school.
He enrolled at the University of Toronto and in 1951 obtained a degree in physiology and biochemistry. He was accepted into medical school, paying his way with help from a scholarship, work as a draftsman, and by landing gigs as Doug Salmon and his Orchestra. All the while maintaining marks that placed him in the upper third of his class. He graduated in 1955.
Well before entering medical school, in 1942, he participated in one of the first major protests against discrimination in Toronto. Because of their colour, one of his Friends, Roy JOHNSTON, and two out-of-town guests had been denied entry to the Palais Royale, a ballroom on the Toronto lakeshore, to hear the black jazz pianist Earl (Fatha) Hines.
At a time when black parents encouraged their children to remain passive in the face of discrimination, Mr. JOHNSTON formed a protest committee. Doug SALMON was among its leaders. Appearing before the police commission, the police chief and mayor Bob SAUNDERS, the committee requested a bylaw to end discrimination in time for an upcoming appearance at the Palais Royale by bandleader Duke Ellington. While the bylaw did not come about, Mr. Ellington appeared instead at the Royal York Hotel, where blacks were allowed.
In February of 1945, Doug SALMON was among those who protested the barring of a black teenager from a Toronto skating rink, joining a couple of hundred others outside the arena. The protest was led this time by Art BELL, who, as a member of a student administration committee at the University of Toronto, was then deeply involved in human rights. "It was a civil-rights protest that was civil," Mr. BELL said. "It wasn't one of those beat'em-up-and-break-the-windows type of protests. We just marched."
By all accounts, it worked. After two nights of picketing and a visit to the mayor, the group had its way. Mr. SAUNDERS dusted off a bylaw from the days of Upper Canada that said innkeepers must provide lodging and refreshment to any traveller who has the means to pay for the service. It was enacted the next day.
Along with Dr. SALMON, other committee members rose to prominence. Mr. JOHNSTON became a trustee of the Toronto Board of Education and Wilson BROOKS became one of Toronto's first black school principals.
In a twist of fate, through his sister, Dr. SALMON met his future wife, Beverly BELL, who also happened to both a nurse and Art BELL's cousin. After marrying in 1956, they moved to Detroit, where Dr. SALMON became a resident in general surgery.
Although offered a practice in Detroit, Dr. SALMON returned home where he and his wife started a family. In 1967, he landed a job at Scarborough Centenary as a member of the general surgical staff. He was the only black surgeon on staff, but not the first black surgeon in Canada. That distinction belonged to another Toronto doctor, Dr. Anderson Ruffin ABBOTT, a man who had graduated from the University of Toronto in 1861, served as a Union Army surgeon during the American Civil War and afterward returned home to be a resident surgeon at Toronto General Hospital, all at a time when anesthesia was in its infancy.
Over the years, Dr. SALMON put in long hours and gained a reputation as a highly skilled practitioner with a caring and compassionate bedside manner who had helped pioneer such techniques as bypass surgery for the morbidly obese. In time, the hospital made him chief of general surgery. As the first black person in the country to head the surgical team at a large hospital, and someone in whose hands lay the power of life and death, he had come a long way from the construction yard at Dominion Bridge.
Dr. SALMON worked at Centenary from 1967 until 1995, and then at the Rudd Clinic in Toronto. He retired in 1997.
He was awarded the Canadian Black Achievement Award for medicine in 1986 and 1994. In his honour, his family has established the Dr. John Douglas Graham Salmon Award for Black Medical Students.
John Douglas Graham SALMON was born on December 13, 1923. He died at home in Toronto on September 21 of vascular dementia. He was 81. One sister, his wife, Beverly, children, Doug Jr., Warren,
Heather and Leslie survive him. Four siblings and one grandchild predeceased him.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-01 published
McKENZIE, Hon. Lloyd George, Q.C.
Was born August 20, 1918, died October 29, 2005, at Lion's Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, after suffering a stroke. He was born in Penticton, British Columbia, moved to Victoria with his family at age 10 when his father became Minister of Mines and Labour in the Tolmie Administration, and except while on military service and at law school lived there for 46 years. After two years at Victoria College, he enlisted in the Westminster Regiment and married Betty (née MAHAREY) before leaving for Europe, where he served as an infantry officer throughout the Italian campaign. On his return, in 1945, he enrolled in the first class at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, of which he became class President, articled to J. Howard Harman, Q.C., and thereafter practised for 26 years with the Harman firm. He was President of the Victoria Bar, a Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia and for 19 years a Governor of the University of Victoria, including a term as Chairman. He had a widely-varied practice, appearing for the Crown or accused in numerous criminal prosecutions and acting for the Province in notable civil suits, including the British Columbia Electric takeover litigation and several major taxation cases, before being appointed in 1974 to the British Columbia Supreme Court, which required that he move to Vancouver. During 1977-78 he was Chairman of the Royal Commission on the British Columbia Railway. After retirement from the bench, in 1993, he acted for 10 years as Information Officer for the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, a position without precedent in which he dealt daily with the media, often on important issues about which sitting judges cannot speak. He is survived by Betty, his treasured companion for more than 60 years; also by Anthony McKENZIE, nephew, Barbara (Mark) PIMLOTT, cousin, and extended family: Frank and Patricia SMITH, Andrea SMITH, Clyde (Linda) SMITH, Kathleen (Lyn) BROOKS and Frances (Ian) MURRAY. In accordance with Lloyd's wishes there will be no service. The family asks that no flowers be sent.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-24 published
BROOKS, Barbara Ann (née MacKENZIE)
71 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at Leamington Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of James BROOKS for over 35 years. Dear daughter of the late Hugh and Agnes MacKENZIE. Dear sister of Jack and Ethel MacKENZIE, Robert and Betty MacKENZIE, Bill and Pat MacKENZIE, Jim and Evelyn MacKENZIE, Eric and Gail MacKENZIE. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Barbara worked as a librarian at the University of Toronto for 35 years. At Barbara's request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Barbara's life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made, by cheque, to the Lung Association by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
MORGAN, Phyllis Rita (née PALMER)
Peacefully passed away at the Centenary Hospital on December 30, 2004 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving aunt to June BROOKS, Sandra SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER, Gloria ROSS, Helen McDOUGALL, Irwin PALMER and the late June MacPHERSON. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Rd. Toronto) 416-267-4656 from 1: 30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Chapel service will be held on Wednesday January 5, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
BRYANT, Helen Maud
Passed away peacefully at Meadowcroft Place on Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Arthur William BRYANT. Dear mother of June BROOKS (Ralph,) Margaret LEBLANC (Robert,) Graham BRYANT (Sylvia,) and Gereld COON (Evelyn.) Loving grandmother of ten grandchildren and great-grandmother of thirteen. Predeceased by six sisters and one brother. Private cremation arrangements with Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, Toronto. A Memorial Service will be held at Kingsway Baptist Church on Monday, January 17, 2005 (her 100th birthday) at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-17 published
EDWARDS, Hazel " Denny" Florence
January 12, 2005, at Sunnybrook Veterans' Residence, age 84. Denny served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2, operating radar filter rooms in Saint John's, Newfoundland and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by husband George Arthur EDWARDS, professor at York University. Survived by daughter Bonnie EDWARDS, son-in-law Robert BROOKS, and grand_son Michael BROOKS of Guelph. Private cremation has already occurred.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-20 published
CULLEN, Ruth Frances
Peacefully, on Wednesday, January 19th, 2005, in Belleville, Ontario, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late John David CULLEN. Dearly loved mother of Tom and his wife Jodie of Key West, Florida, Helen and her husband Wayne DOYLE of Trenton, Ontario, and the late Patricia CULLEN. Dear grandmother of Sean and Christine DOYLE and Ian STREETER. Dear sister of Winnifred LAHAY of Guelph, and sister-in-law "Babe" and Bill BROOKS of McDonald's Corners. Mrs. CULLEN is resting at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home "Mimico Chapel", 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke, Ontario on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Prayers in the Chapel Saturday 11 a.m. with reception to follow. Interment Mt. Peace Cemetery, Mississauga, Ontario. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
SMITH, Josephine M.
After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer on Monday, January 24, 2005, in Toronto, in her 70th year. Survived by her brother Lloyd and his wife Pauline, her sister Hilary WORT and her husband Edward, her two nephews Adam WYAND- BROOKS and Justin WYAND- BROOKS and a close circle of Friends. A memorial service will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Rd., Toronto, 416-441-1580 on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Another memorial service will take place with the family and Friends at a later date in Braintree, Essex, England. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jo's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Toronto Humane Society."Much loved and greatly missed"

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
BROOKS, Carol Ann (née O'DONNELL)
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Friday, February 4, 2005. Carol Ann BROOKS of Elmvale, in her 64th year. Carol has joined her beloved husband Al and son Steven in heaven. Dear mother of Kim McMASTER and David ENDICOTT of Pickering. Loved grandmother of Katie. Cherished daughter of Marie and the late Joseph O'DONNELL. Sister of Ron (Judy) O'DONNELL of Guelph, Cathy SUTHERLAND and Bill ROACH of Brampton, and Noreen (Eric) FISHER of Virginia. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, Phelpston on Tuesday, February 8 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Toronto. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. My Mother and Father had such a wonderful loving relationship. She was devastated by Dad's passing two years ago, but she proved once again what a strong woman she was. I am so proud of all she was able to accomplish in this time. Please shed no tears for her because my Mother has gone to dance with my Father again. Messages of sympathy may be made through lynnstone@sympatico.ca.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
BROOKS, Robert Harold, C.S.C.
On Friday, February 4, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Beloved husband of Lillian. Dear father of Deborah, Kathleen and Laurie and father-in-law of Martin LEBOFF, Jeffrey HARRIS and Christopher SMITH. Grandpa Bob to two special children, Timothy and Jordan. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan 1929, raised in West Hill, Ontario. son of the late Harold and Pearl BROOKS. Retired cinematographer, Bob started his motion picture career in 1947 with Associated Screen News and later Chetwynd Films Ltd. He established Robert Brooks Associates Ltd. in 1969 where he continued his film and video career for the next 33 years until he retired. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Bill Hilson Award for Outstanding Service in the Development of the Motion Picture Industry, the Kodak New Century Award in Recognition of Personal Contribution to the Art of Cinematography, the Fuji Award in Recognition of Extraordinary Contributions to the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and an Emmy Award for Film Cinematography on "Lillehammer '94 - 16 Days of Glory". He was the first elected President of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers where he remained active as an advisor and member of the board of directors. He chaired the jury for the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Annual Awards for many years. He was a past board member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television representing cinematographers. He enjoyed mentoring young filmmakers and was a past member of the Advisory Committee for the Film and Television Production Program at Humber College. He had a long association with Variety Club - Tent 28, as well as Special Olympics Canada. He was an active member of St. Bonaventure Franciscan Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 5080. Bob was a caring and generous person. He will be sadly missed by his family, Friends and all who knew him. Visitation R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, Toronto, Wednesday, February 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Don Mills Thursday, February 10 at 11 a.m. Reception following. Interment Mount Peace Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the St. Bonaventure Building Fund.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
HIGHGATE, Kenneth Aaron
With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Kenneth on Sunday, February 13, 2005, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Esther for 46 years. Loving father of Janet, Wayne (Lucy), Paul (Suzanne). Cherished grandfather of Brian, Jamie, Andrew, Jacob and Sonia. Dear brother of Carl (Heather) and David. Predeceased by father William, mother Fay, sister Delores BROOKS and brother Robert. He will be greatly missed by family and many Friends. Visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy.10), Brampton, 905-451-2124 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Brampton Church of the Nazarene, 68 Rutherford Rd. N., Brampton. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
BROOKS, Robert Eric
Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, February 14, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Edith. Loving father of Marylou SCOTT (Tris), Alan (Judith), Wayne and the late Linda. Will be sadly missed by his (6) grandchildren and (3) great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121, on Thursday, February 17th from 12-2: 30 p.m. Funeral service to follow in the Giffen-Mack Chapel at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by his family.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-21 published
LUCIUS, Carmelita A.
Peacefully in hospital on Friday, February 18, 2005. Loving sister of Vaul ELLIS. Predeceased by her brother Cecil LUCIUS. Dear aunt of Donna ELLIS, Stanhope ELLIS, Laurane Harding, Gillian ELLIS, Edgar ELLIS, Rawle ELLIS, Andy HUMPHREY and Sharon ELLIS- BROOKS. Friends may visit at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday at Grant A.M.E. Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E., at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by her family.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
RUSSEL, John William
Peacefully, on Thursday, February 24, 2005, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Rogers Street Site, Palliative Care Unit, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of the late Lorene Elizabeth (nee ALBRIGHT/ALLBRIGHT/ALLBRECHT) (2001) for 50 years. Loving father of Wendy and her husband Randall COOKE of Toronto, Robert and his wife Nancy of Connecticut, Kim Russel BROOKS of Huntsville, Cynthia and her husband Alan McEACHRAN. John was Grandpa to Alexander COOKE, Kelly, Mackenzie, Cole and Hunter RUSSEL, Bronwyn, Skylar and Connor BROOKS, Samuel and Abigail McEACHRAN. John was a dear friend and companion to Inga SCANLAN. Brother of Florence NAULLS and George RUSSELL and his wife Pat. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough (705) 745-4683. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2005 in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the P.R.H.C., Respiratory Rehabilitation Clinic (1 Hospital Drive, Peterborough, K9J 7C6) would be appreciated by the family.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-28 published
BARRETT, Ferne M.
Passed away peacefully, at Victoria Manor, Lindsay, on Friday, February 25, 2005, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late David (Tiny) BARRETT of Mississauga. Loving mother of Karen and her husband David BROOKS. Cherished grandmother of Lisa HATT and Sheri BROOKS. Great-grandmother of Jacob HATT. Survived by her sister Beryl LOGAN. Predeceased by sisters Shirley GERRIE and Bernice NICHOLLS. Ferne will be sadly missed by her nephew and many nieces. Cremation has taken place; there will be a memorial service at a later date. Fern's family would like to thank the staff of Victoria Manor, Lindsay, and The Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, for their kindness and care. If desired, in memoriam donations to Victoria Manor or The Ross Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family, and can be made through Wise Choice Cremation and Funeral Services, 276 Kent St. West, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2Z6, 705-324-1988.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
BROOKS, Dr. Bruce Douglas
It is with great sadness the family of Bruce announce his sudden passing on February 28, 2005. He leaves behind his loving wife, friend and soulmate of 28 years, Kelly and two loving sons Greg and Stephen; his father Murray, two brothers and one sister two sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews. Bruce was born in Toronto, July 17, 1951 and earned an honours graduate degree from The University of Western Ontario in biochemistry and obtained his Medical Degree from University of Toronto in 1980. Bruce continued his training in London, Ontario and Stockholm, Sweden before settling in Markham to practice as an Endocrinologist and to fulfill his Appointment at Markham Stouffville Hospital as Chief of Medicine for 12 years. Bruce had a passion for winter camping, canoeing, playing his guitar, photography, painting, reading and educating. He will be sadly missed by his many Friends, colleagues and patients. Private Cremation. Open Memorial Service to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to support the Diabetic Clinic or Chemotherapy Clinic of Markham Stouffville Hospital. "We are not ourselves when nature, being oppressed, commands the mind to suffer with the body."

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-16 published
ORSULAK, Nellie
On Monday, March 14, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital in her 88th year, after an extended illness. Beloved mother of Marjorie BURTNICK (husband Dan) and Ronald. Cherished and much loved Baba (grandmother) of Adrienne, Jim, David (and his wife Sarah BROOKS,) Paul, Robin, Regan, Nicole; great-grandmother of eight. Loving sister of Mary JOYCE, Anne HOLOWATY, Agnes MAGNAN, Joan McCARTHY, Nick KALO and Mike PUKALO. Predeceased by brothers John, William, Peter and Fred PUKALO. Special Thanks to the many caregivers for their kindness and compassionate care during her hospitalization. Visitation at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd., on Thursday, March 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, March 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. with Panachyda (prayer services) at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church (corner of Broadview and Bain) at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 19. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or the Renovation Fund of Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 515 Broadview Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M4K 2N6.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-17 published
BROOKS, William C. " Bill"
(Retired employee Town of Caledon) At William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke on Tuesday, March 15, 2005, Bill BROOKS, Barrie, formerly of Rosemont and Bolton in his 70th year, beloved husband of Patricia. Loving father and father-in-law of Tracey and Dave REICHERT, Brampton; Trent, Caledon East; loving stepfather of Shana and Dan HOFFMEYER, Barrie; Lianne and Randy VERGEYLEN, Alcona. Much loved Poppy of Jackie and Rebecca REICHERT, Marisa, Brennan and Bailee SIMPSON; Raeanna VERGEYLEN and Aidan HOFFMEYER. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bob and Trudy BROOKS, Caledon East and Grace ALEXANDER, Napanee. According to Bill's wishes his body has been donated to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton, 905-857-2213 on Saturday, March 19 from one o'clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at 2 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Central Ontario Branch, 15 Gervaise Drive, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1Y8. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
RICHARDSON, Stanley
Passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Etobicoke General Hospital. Stanley, loving husband of the late Helen. Dear father of Marlene and her late husband Howard COLLINS, James and his wife Beverley of Barrie, Deborah BROOKS of Bolton, Paul, Ralph, Katherine and the late David. A special father to Jennifer and Jeanette. He will be sadly missed by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother to Phyllis, Don and the late Jean and Aileen. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
STOUTLEY, Walter
Passed away peacefully at Southlake Hospital, Newmarket on Saturday, March 19, 2005. Walter, loving husband of the late Ann ROSETTA and loving father of Ann (Doug DOHERTY,) Carole (Bill BROOKS,) Dorothy (Alex KOZOPAS,) David STOUTLEY and predeceased by Roberta. Loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Survived by brother Henry and predeceased by Dorothy, Albert, Erle, Hilda, John and Larry. Thank you to Dr. C. ROGAKOU and Dr. J.C. THORNE and the staff at Southlake Hospital and special thanks to the staff at Resthaven Nursing Home in Aurora. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Wednesday from 12 noon until time of Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment York Cemetery.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
REAUME, Dennis B.
Peacefully surrounded by his family at York Central Hospital on Thursday, April 7, 2005, in his 59th year. Dennis, beloved husband of Margaret (née BROOKS) and dedicated father of Aaron. Loving son of Edna and the late Glenn REAUME. Dear Big Brother of Byron and Elaine. He will be missed by his extended family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Saturday, April 23 from 1: 00 p.m. until the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Markham Stouffville Hospital Chemo Therapy Clinic or York Central Hospital Dialysis Unit would be appreciated.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
McMANUS, Margaret Frances
At Toronto, on Friday, April 15, 2005, in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband, Lloyd George, affectionately known as Mac. Loving mother of Judith and her husband Burton TAIT/TAITE/TATE, and Marion and her late husband George DAVIDSON. Dearest grandmother of Victoria TAIT/TAITE/TATE of Vancouver and Sasha and her husband Jonathan LIEBICH of Brooklin. Great-grandmother to Samuel and Andreas LIEBICH. Survived by "The Twins," Marion BROOKS and Paul HUTCHESON. Predeceased by her brother, Donald HUTCHESON. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 20th at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 2Z9 at 2: 00 p.m. Marg's family is deeply grateful for the extraordinary care given by the staff in Residential Care at Christie Gardens. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Music Fund which Mac initiated at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
HENDERSON, Estella A. (formerly BROOKS, née HEASMAN)
At Port Hope on Friday, April 22, 2005. Estella HENDERSON was the beloved wife of the late James A. HENDERSON and the late Morris BROOKS. Loving mother of Edwin BROOKS of Northlake, Illinois and Ronald BROOKS of Port Hope. Fondly remembered by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, Toronto.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
GILL, Shelagh (née BROOKS)
Beloved mother of Thomas, daughter of Jerry and Ruth BROOKS (nee McCUBBIN) of Bracebridge, brother of Dan and sister-in-law Cynthia and aunt to nieces Leah and Lauren BROOKS, lost her courageous battle with breast cancer on April 22, 2005 in Hamilton, Ontario, at the age of 53. Shelagh was born and raised in Bracebridge, Ontario. She left Muskoka to attend McMaster University in 1969, and completed both an Honours B.A. in political science (1974) and M.A. (1976) there, before continuing her passion for knowledge through doctoral work at the University of Toronto. Her proudest accomplishments came from her work as an educator. She gave to her students and staff, the gifts of insight, knowledge and Friendship. Nowhere was this more evident than in her 26-year long association with Mohawk College, recently assuming her last assignment as Executive Vice-President. A truly accomplished and exceptional individual, Shelagh will be remembered as a community activist and a true friend to all who knew her. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be conveyed in the form of gifts to the St. Peter's Hospital Foundation in Hamilton. A memorial service will take place at Bracebridge United Church on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Funeral Home "TurnerChapel", Bracebridge (1-877-806-2257).

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
O'TOOLE, John
Passed away unexpectedly in Kingston on Sunday, May 1, 2005, in his 78th year. Dear son of the late Michael and Mary O'TOOLE. Dear nephew of Madeline BROOKS, lovingly remembered by Liz HENRY. Dear cousin of Donna BROOKS, Barbara and Tom BERNECHE, Bonnie and Barry CAPPELL, Heather and Walker McKAY and uncle to Andrew and Angie McKAY, Barbara and Jim CLARK, Zackary CLARK, Dawn and Craig VINES, Amanda CAPPELL and Sean DECOURCY. Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main Street, P.O. Box 427, Minden K0M 2K0 (1-888-588-5777) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Then to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kinmount for a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment at the St. Patrick's Cemetery, Kinmount. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
BROOKS, Joan Edwina (YEARSLEY)
On Wednesday, May 18, 2005, Joan Edwina (YEARSLEY) BROOKS, wife of the late William Graham BROOKS. Dearly beloved mother of Trudy (Frank) JOHNSON, Susan (Colin) PERKINS, Lesley (Otto) KIIR, Graham (Suzanne) BROOKS. Dear grandmother of Melanie VICTOR, David JOHNSON, Stephanie LISTON, Trevor PERKINS, Kennedy BROOKS and the late Timothy JOHNSON. Sister of Doreen HEBRARD. Five great-grandchildren also survive. Resting at the funeral chapel of Hetherington and Deans, 5176 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 3428 Portage Road, Niagara Falls on Saturday at 9: 30 a.m. Interment will follow in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. In memoriam contributions to a charity of one's own choice would be appreciated.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-29 published
BROOKS, Grace Gwendolyn (née HINMAN)
At Sunnybrook Hospital, Tuesday, May 24, 2005. For 50 years wife and companion to Peter Meldrum BROOKS. Gave life to Andrew (Deirdre) and Judy (Trevor), and her unstinting love to grandchildren Alexander, Emma, Dagny and Fraser. Predeceased by her brother Syd HINMAN. Will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Shirley HINMAN, nephew John, nieces Brenda and Barbara, and their families. A funeral service will be held at The First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto on Wednesday, June 1 at 2 p.m., with a gathering afterwards. Any remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society. "Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, Missing me one place search another, I stop somewhere waiting for you. "Walt Whitman

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-05 published
GUNNING, Hedwig Elizabeth (née EWERD)
Peacefully at the Courtyard - Trillium Health Centre - Queensway on June 2, 2005 in her 93rd year. Born Hedwig Elizabeth EWERD on Novemeber 12, 1912 in Danzig, Germany, the youngest of 4 sisters and 1 brother. Loving wife of John Patrick GUNNING. Dear mother of Pauline RENAUD and husband Armand, and the late Linda QUERBACH and Siegfried REIN. Lovingly remembered by her Grandchildren: Michael BROOKS, Wolfgang QUERBACH, Andrew QUERBACH, Heidi Laurin and husband Roger, Lorraine STANTON, Kim ANANJEVS, Debbie ANANJEVS, and Norbert REIN (of Germany) and her Great-grandchildren: Candice BROOKS, Zachary BROOKS, Jason COLEMAN, Anne Katerina REIN, Drew MERRIT, Blake HACHE, Skylar STANTON, Braedan STANTON, Miranda ROUSSEAU and Natasha PATRIE. Dear sister-in-law to James GUNNING and Isabella CLEVER in England and loved mother-in-law of Theresia REIN of Germany. A Funeral Mass for Mrs. GUNNING will be held at St. Leo's Catholic Church 277 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke on Monday at 10 a.m. with Cremation to follow. Arrangements entrusted to the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes, 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-29 published
HOWES, Harold John
Peacefully surrounded by family, on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Kitchener at the age of 81 years. Loving husband of the late Dorothy (LEBAR.) Sadly missed by his son Gordon and his wife Judy. Proud grandpa of Nestor. Dear brother of Bert HOWES and his wife Pearl, and Doug BROOKS and his wife Barb. Harold will be fondly remembered by other relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate Harold's life will be held from the funeral home on Friday, July 1st, 2005 at 1 p.m. followed by cremation. If you wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-06 published
BROOKS, Isabelle N. (née ACTON)
As the result of a traffic accident, passed away, July 1, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto. Devoted wife of the late Ross I. BROOKS (1986.) Cherished mother of David (Margaret,) Ken, Jim (Robin), Bill (Debbie). Loving Gram of Susan, Lynda, Lindsey, Leslie, Alannah, Kali-Sky, and Travis and great-grandmother of Heidi. Daughter of the late Harold and Elizabeth (Bessie) ACTON of Uxbridge. Sister of Keith (Nancy), the late Maurice (Doreen), Grace NICHOLLS (Ken,) and Jeanette ACTON. Dearly missed by Friends and family. Resting at W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas St. E., Whitby. Visitation Thursday July 7, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel July 8 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment following at Sunderland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Pickering Village Museum or The Whitby Public Library would be appreciated.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-09 published
BROOKS, Dorothy Lillian
Suddenly on Tuesday, July 5th, 2005. Dorothy, beloved wife of the late Roy. Loving mother of Karen, Lori, Cheryl, and Larry. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and especially her dear sister Vera. The family will receive Friends at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090) on Monday, July 11th, 2005 from 4-5 p.m. A celebration of Dorothy's life will follow in the chapel at 5 p.m.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-12 published
GLAZE, Norman
Passed away suddenly at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 10, 2005 in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Sandy. Dear brother of Doreen STRYKER (deceased) (Lyle,) Jack GLAZE (deceased) (Donna,) Buddy GLAZE, Lois BROOKS (Fred) and Nancy GRAHAM (Dwight) and brother-in-law Gilbert FITCHETT (Midge.) Norm will also be sadly missed by a multitude of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many Friends. Norm retired after 30 years of service with the Ministry of Health. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-12 published
MORRIS, Douglas Kennedy
With great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Doug on July 11, 2005 at Meighen Manor, Toronto. Born October 23, 1914, beloved husband of the late Jean (CRUMP,) father of Peter (Jackie,) Shirley (Ron PASSMORE) and Gordon (Susan.) Loving grandfather of Dawn (BROOKS), Dale MORRIS, Erin (Jason ZEHR), Janice and Brian PASSMORE, Kyle and Sarah MORRIS, great-grandfather of Nicole BROOKS, Chloe MORRIS and Benjamin ZEHR. Brother of Helen (Jack CLARK,) predeceased by his brothers Gord, Jack, Ted, Norm and sister Bernice (BUCHANAN.) The family will receive Friends at The Meighen Manor, 155 Millwood Road, 416-481-9449, Wednesday, July 13th from 12: 00-1:00 p.m. Service 1:00 p.m. followed by a time of reception. A private family graveside service will follow at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of Greenview Seniors Residence and Meighen Manor for all their care and kindness. Donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-20 published
HORAN, Bernice May (March 24, 1927-July 15, 2005)
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bernice at the Bethany Care Centre, Airdrie, Alberta on July 15, 2005 after a long illness. Bernice is survived by her son William George HORAN, daughter Cindy and her husband John STAPLES, her two grandchildren Kirstin and Courtney STAPLES, sisters Edna (BROOKS,) Ann (MARTINI,) brothers Jim (O'DELL,) Reaford (O'DELL,) and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Cecil, brother Jack (O'DELL) and mother Sarah (O'DELL.) She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She had a great, caring personality with a feisty zest for life. Funeral Services will be held at the Saint John's Church, 16066 The Gore Road, Caledon East, at 2: 30 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2005 in celebration of Bernice's life. In living memory of Bernice May HORAN a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest, Airdrie, Alberta by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-07 published
PIKE, Marilyn Joan
Gone to be with the Lord. Marilyn passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at the age of 57. Accomplished audiologist, speech pathologist and pianist. Dedicated daughter to Isabel and the late Gordon PIKE. Awesome sister and best friend to Dr. Calvin PIKE and wife Mary. Loving aunt to David and Emily. Faithfully upheld by many, especially Rachel BROOKS, Marilyn SAPSFORD, Dr. Roy and Norma CLARK and Rev. Bill THORNELOE. Friends will be received at Pine Hills Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough (1 block N of St. Clair Ave.), 416-267-8229 on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment and reception to follow. In Marilyn's memory donations to World Vision Canada would be appreciated. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Prov. 3: 5

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-21 published
McPHERSON, John K., P. Eng.
Passed away peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his beloved wife Aida. Dear father of Jean and Len BROOKS and Lois and Don TAILOR/TAYLOR. Loving grandfather of Catherine and Gabe, Lennie and Tina, Heather, Jonathan, John and Matthew. Loving great-grandfather of Bianca, Willow and Mya. Private funeral and cremation took place on August 20, 2005.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
BROOKS, Alan
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden death of Alan on September 9, 2005 at the age of 48. A husband, father, brother and avid soccer player, Alan leaves behind his wife, Kim, son, Cameron, and a yet to be born second child. He is mourned and missed by his family, in Canada and Scotland, and his many Friends. Alan lived such a full, vibrant and happy life that his sudden and tragic departure from this world will leave a vacuum of immeasurable depth. Visitation to be held at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass from Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., on Thursday, September 16, 2005 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. "Love never dies"

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
BROOKS, John " Jack" Frederick
(Long time resident of Midhurst and retired from General Electric) After a short but valiant fight with cancer at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, on Tuesday, September 20th, 2005, in his 85th year. Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife Eleanor (McLEAN) BROOKS (1994.) Predeceased by his dear friend Elizabeth CRAIG. Jack will be dearly missed by his daughters Beverly GILLILAND (California) and Sherry BROOKS (Lindsay,) and his step-son Gerry McLEAN. Predeceased by step-sons Gordon and Gaynor McLEAN. Left to grieve his passing are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jack leaves two sisters Joyce (Joseph) MORELL and Erva (and the late Sandy) CARTNER, and a brother Ken (Dorothy) BROOKS. Predeceased by brother Ed BROOKS. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Jack's wishes, there will be no funeral service.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
STIRLING, Margaret (née McCONAGHY)
After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret STIRLING, on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at age 70, at her daughter's home, surrounded by family. Her strength, determination and courage were unprecedented. In spite of her pain, her positive outlook and concern for those she loved was an example for all. Beloved mother of Lori PRIOR (Michael) of Westlake Village, California, Barb SIMPSON (Bruce MONTAIGUE deceased) of Port Perry, and Shelli McLEOD (Don) of Port Perry. Loving grandmother of Shea, Shannon, Robert, Abbie, Megan and Taylor. Predeceased by her sisters Phyllis BROOKS and Myrna COWL. The family of Margaret STIRLING will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Thursday, September 29th from 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Port Perry United Church on Friday, September 30th at 1 p.m. Family interment Terrace Lawn Cemetery, North Bay (date and time to be confirmed). If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com. Special thanks to Dr. Merrilee BROWN who went above and beyond the call of duty.A" mother leavesa legacy of love that transcends time and space, connecting one heart to another, forever."

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-21 published
MALCOLM, Elizabeth Alice " Lilly" (née POND)
Entered into rest peacefully, at her home in Sunderland, with her family by her side, on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, in her 89th year. Elizabeth Alice POND was the beloved wife of the late Robert MALCOLM (1988.) Loving mother of Howard (Carol) of Sunderland, George of Locust Hill, Bruce (Suzanne) of Manilla, and Elizabeth (Walter) BROOKS of Sunderland. Dearly remembered by grandchildren Laura, Rob, Shawn, Neil, Karen, Merle, Jeff, Lisa, Barbara, Julie, 16 great-grandchildren, and sisters Mary WALKER and Frances JANES. Predeceased by brother George POND. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Memorial Chapel in Sunderland on Friday, October 21, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from Sunderland United Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment Brougham Cemetery at 3 p.m. As a remembrance, donations to Sunderland United Church, the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-26 published
BROOKS, David
At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, on Sunday, October 23rd, 2005. David, dearly loved husband of Maisie. Loving son of Sarah, and dear brother of Marjorie. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 4th, 2005, at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church (105 Wilson Ave.) at 2 o'clock. Many thanks to Dr. Susanna CHENG, nurse Pat McKINLAY, the staff of Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre and of Ward C-3, whose patience and understanding were at times sorely tested. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Toronto Humane Society in David's memory. Arrangements in the care of the Trull North Toronto Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 416-488-1101.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-26 published
LENTINE, Jean
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday, October 25, 2005. Jean (née HERRINGTON,) beloved wife of George LENTINE of Bradford and dear mother of Paul LENTINE (Catherine) of Barrie, Carol SCOTT (Charlie) of Minden, and Michael LENTINE (Tina) of Newmarket. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kimberly (Martin), Kevin, Julie (Lee), Paul, Brandy, Jason and the late Ashley and Amber, and by great-grandchildren Emily and Erica. Dear sister of Grace COLLINS, Ellen WEBER, Shirley KUGLIN, Marilyn BROOKS and the late Herbert HERRINGTON. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Friday, October 28 at 2 p.m.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-31 published
JOBSON, Margaret Mathieson (née GILLIES)
(Adherent of Knox Presbyterian Church, 630 Spadina Ave., past president of The Daughters of Scotland in Canada, past member of "Faith Chapter" of The Order of the Eastern Star, past member of Knox Presbyterian Church Willing Workers, past member of the Prisoner of War Association of Canada, past member of Woodgreen Community Centre Senior Citizens and East Toronto Salvation Army Over 60 Club). Born in Toronto on November 24, 1907, to dear late parents, Alexander and Sophia (DODDS) GILLIES. Entered into rest at the Ina Grafton Gage Nursing Home, on Friday, October 28, 2005. Margaret, beloved wife of the late George JOBSON. Cherished mother of George Alexander JOBSON. Dear sister of Neil GILLIES, the late George, Alexander, William, John, and Jean GILLIES. Survived by her sister-in-law Jesse GILLIES. Predeceased by her sisters-in-law Jacobyna, Nancy, Phyllis, Irene and Nora GILLIES. Fondly remembered by her niece Marion GUTHERSON of Luton, England, and sadly missed by her many other nieces, nephews and their families. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Avenue (one block east of Donlands Subway), from 5: 00 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2005, until commencement of celebration of life services in the Chapel at five-thirty o'clock. Memorial refreshments to follow in the Chatham Lounge. Private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 525 University Avenue, 14th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L3 or The Knox Presbyterian Church Children's Camp Fund, 630 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2H4. Many thanks to her nieces Sandra BAZNICK, Barbara BROOKS and very special thanks to her devoted friend Margaret BROOKS for all of their love and care of my dear mother.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
O'SULLIVAN, Gerard " Gerry" Joseph
Born April 18, 1925, Toronto. He passed away November 13, 2005, in the Queen Elizabeth 2 Victoria General Site. He was the son of the late Denis and Elizabeth (KERSHAW) O'SULLIVAN. Gerry graduated in 1946 from the University of Toronto with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later went on to have a varied and interesting career in nuclear engineering with Atomic Energy of Canada at Sheridan Park, Ontario. He wanted best to be known for doing his job well - as a husband, a father, a grandfather and an engineer. He enjoyed the camaraderie of Friends: playing golf, bridge and bowling, all associated with Brightwood Golf and Country Club, Dartmouth. His spontaneous sense of humour amused and endeared him to many. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Josephine (Jo) née STRICKEY of Sydney, Cape Breton Island, his dear daughter Marianne (DARIUSZ,) the apple of his eye - granddaughter Anna, his brother Jack, his sisters Mary BROOKS, Helen HEAKES, Agnes (Wilfred) NEVINS, Bernadette (Jim) SWIFT, all of Ontario, Maureen (Jim) SMITH, Quebec, many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2005 in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. A Mass to celebrate Gerry's life will be held at St. Peter's Church, Dartmouth, Thursday, November 17th, at 12 noon, Father Owen Connelly officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Cape Breton Island at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Peter's Church or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to Doctors LOUCHRIN, REGNIER, LAURIE and CAULDRELIER and nurses on the 5th floor of the Ottawa General Hospital. Also to Drs. Archibald, Morzycki, McIntyre, Johnson, and Somers, nurse Heather Beaton and the nurses on 6A of the Victoria General Hospital. Email condolences to almattatallfh@alderwoods.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-16 published
BROOKS, Eileen
85 years, of Manitouwadge and Kitchener, passed away peacefully, Sunday afternoon, November 13th, 2005. Predeceased by husband Lorne. Loving mother of Margo (Les) BROOKS- HENDERSON, Lorna (Wally) BROWN and Rob (Gail) BROOKS. Eileen was a special grandmother of Jess and Lily BROOKS, Tim and Chrissy BROWN. She will be sadly missed by many dear Friends and relatives, especially her brother Alan (Melba) DAVIE and sister-in-law Audrey VAN SICKLE. Aunt Eileen always held a special place in the lives of many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the caring staff at the Elizabeth Centre who gave Eileen extraordinary attention and their smiles. Thank you also to the medical staff at St. Joseph Health Centre, especially the palliative care team, who helped with her peaceful release. Memorial Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel of Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury on Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Friends may gather after 1: 45 p.m. Wednesday.)

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-16 published
CHAMBERS, Edna
The family of Edna CHAMBERS is sad to announce the passing of a gentle lady on Monday, November 14th, 2005 in her 89th year. Cherished wife of the late Al CHAMBERS, and a long time resident of Mimico. She will be greatly missed by her loving daughters Vicki (Leslie MacHATTIE) and Jacqueline (Bill ROBINSON.) Much loved grandmother of Michelle SALE (Jeremy,) Tania McNAIR (Duane,) David BROOKS (Petra), Eric ROBINSON and Kate ROBINSON. Dear great-grandmother of Ryan SALE, Mathew, Leah and Josh McNAIR and Jade and Damon BROOKS. Visitation will be held at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home, 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke on Thursday, November 17th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 18th, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Donations in Mrs. CHAMBERS' memory may be made to a charity of your choice. "Forever in our hearts"

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
BERK, Max
On Sunday, November 20, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital Church Site, Max BERK, beloved husband of Ingrid. Loving father and father-in-law of Lorraine and David BROOKS, Norman and Barbara. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Betty and Eli STEIN, Dina and Eli BENIS. Devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Jordan, Aaron, and Adam. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 19 Tansley Road, Thornhill.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-23 published
BROOKS, Joseph Douglas
Peacefully, with the family by his side, on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Annie. Cherished dad of Mark and Allan. Loving grandpa of Jacob. Reunited with his late wife Nena. Dear brother of Margaret and Bob ROONEY, and nephew of Doug and Donna. Joseph will be dearly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, November 27, 2005 at 10 o'clock. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
MARTIN, Marjorie
Passed away peacefully on Friday December 2, 2005 in Toronto in her 84th year. Marjorie, beloved friend and grandmother of Kathie and her husband Mike GRASSO, and dear great grandmother to Julian. Predeceased by parents George and Mary MARTIN, sisters Velma and Pat and brother Roy MARTIN. Will be sadly missed by her daughters Arlene (Ray) LAFLECHE, and Judy HOCKLEY and her son Ron BROOKS. Survived also by her sister Helen (Ralph) JACKSON and brother Leonard MARTIN. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren James, Jennifer, Patrick, Marjorie, Mary, William, Joseph, Ronnie, Nancy, Dennis, Stephen, Donna, Robbie and great grandchildren Tyler, Sunnie, Jesse, Samantha, Donald, Stephanie, Tonya, Kyle, Ashley and Christopher. Visitation will take place on Monday December 5, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday December 6, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. In Celebration of Marjorie's Life, a tree will be planted in the spring at the Collingwood Arboretum. Donations may be made payable to the Collingwood and District Humane Society or flowers are also appreciated in Marjorie's memory. Friends may leave condolences for the family on line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
CAMPBELL, Florence Iola
(Teacher for 42 years in the East Gwillimbury area)
Peacefully at her home in Mount Albert on Tuesday, December 6, 2005. Iola CAMPBELL in her 97th year. Beloved daughter of the late Catherine and late William CAMPBELL. Dear sister of the late Douglas CAMPBELL and the late Mary (late Norm) BROOKS. Lovingly remembered by Friends and neighbours. Friends may call at Mount Albert United Church, 41 Alice Street, Mount Albert on Friday, December 9, 2005 from 12 noon until time of a funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Mount Albert Cemetery. Donations to the Mount Albert United Church would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Mount Albert (1-800-209-4803).

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
BROOKS, Gordon James " Gord"
At home, after a valiant battle against cancer on Thursday, December 15, 2005 in his 45th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Biz). Dear brother of Jerry and his wife Jane. Gord will be sadly missed by the Brooks, Thomson and Treadwell families and many Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 7 p.m. If desired, donations to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - Lyndhurst Centre would be appreciated.

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BROOKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
WILSON, John Carson
Peacefully at Kensington Village Nursing Home, London, on Friday, December 23, 2005, age 91 years. Beloved husband of Lilian. Dear father of John and his wife Deborah of Stouffville and Penny BROOKS and her husband Barry of Newmarket. Grandfather of Nina and Chris Ann and great-grandfather of Georgina Mary. Brother of Florence ROWE of Toronto and the late Edith DAWES of Barrie. John was a former employee of the T. Eaton Company in Toronto. Cremation will be followed by interment at a later date in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Toronto. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (James A. Harris Funeral Home, London).

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