BROWNE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-01-05 published
James Clarence FOX
In loving memory of James Clarence FOX, 83 years, who died on Saturday, December 25th, 2004 at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current.
Dad loved his garden, his maple sugar bush and working his land. He loved the simple things of life like sitting in the sun and "getting a little sun tan" and his pet cat "Haw Haw." Most of all Dad loved his family and will be greatly missed by his wife Georgina FOX (Wikwemikong,) as well as his children Francis FOX (wife Nancy,) Jerome FOX (wife Millicent,) Noella MOGGY (husband Dallas,) James FOX, Rhonda HOPKINS (husband Curtis,) Sandra BROWNE (husband Peter,) Jennifer FOX, Debbie GRAVELLE (husband Oscar,) Patrick FOX, and 35 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren and many dear nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly missed by his brother Douglas FOX (Mississauga.) Jim is predeceased by his mother Marguerite (Maggie) FOX, brother Art Benjamin, and his sister Thelma FOX, and special cousins Victoria JACKO and Frank FOX. Rested at the St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah. (Friends called after 7 pm Sunday). Funeral mass was held in Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong, Wednesday, December 29th, 2004 at 11 am. Arrangements entrusted to Lougheed Funeral Home.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-17 published
BROWNE, Frederick Harold " Fred"
Frederick Harold " Fred" BROWNE passed away peacefully in his 85th year at McCormick Home, London on Friday, July 15, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ann "May" (CLARK) BROWNE (2002.) Dear father of Jim BROWNE and his partner Anna of Barrie, and Gord BROWNE and his wife Pam of London. Dear brother of Mary McMASTER of England and the late Jim BROWNE. Fred will be missed by his sister-in-law Betty HYNES and her husband Dennis of London. Much loved grandpa of Diana and Craig BROWNE. Fred was strong in his faith and an avid bandsmen with the Salvation Army. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held at the Salvation Army London Citadel, 555 Springbank Drive, London on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Salvation Army 371 King Street, London, Ontario, N6B 1S4 or to McCormick Home Foundation, 230 Victoria Street, London, Ontario, N6A 2C2. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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BROWNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-19 published
MUIRHEAD, Amelia “Ivy” (formerly AYRES, née STARLING)
Amelia “Ivy” MUIRHEAD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 in Caressant Care nursing home in Woodstock, Ontario, at the age of 99. Amelia was the widow of Gavin Stuart MUIRHEAD and Wilfrid Maxwell AYRES. Amelia (née STARLING) was born in 1906 in Cheveley, England. Lovingly called “Nanny” by those close to her, Amelia worked as a governess for the family of an English country gentleman and then for a prominent family in Denmark. Her service afforded her a unique opportunity to travel throughout Europe. She married her first husband Wilfrid AYRES in Cheveley in 1929 before immigrating to Canada in 1930 on the Empress of Scotland. The young couple settled in Montreal, Quebec where they raised two daughters and a son. Wilfrid passed away in 1965 following a battle with lung cancer. Amelia volunteered her time as president of the Cancer Society at Saint Mark's Church in St. Laurent, Quebec. She married her second husband Gavin MUIRHEAD in 1968 in St. Laurent and then moved with him to Woodstock in 1977. Amelia soon became an active member of Old St. Paul's Anglican Church and was involved in numerous church endeavours. She was accomplished in many arts and crafts and was especially adept at crochet and knitting. Her garden afforded her countless hours of enjoyment and she enjoyed walks and new learning experiences. Amelia remained active for many years after Gavin passed on in 1985 but when her own health started to fail she moved into a retirement residence before settling into the Caressant Care nursing home.
She leaves behind her son John AYRES and his wife Eliane Leclerc AYRES and two daughters Brenda MAVER (née AYRES) and Sheila WALKER (née AYRES) and daughter-in-law Elaine AYRES (née FAHRNER:) grandchildren Robin AYRES, Rand AYRES, Ken MAVER, Kathryn BROWNE (née MAVER), Robert WALKER, Tobin WALKER and Joanne TATRO (née WALKER); great grandchildren Robert MAVER, Michael MAVER, Andrew BROWNE, Sean BROWNE, Jaime WALKER, Kevin WALKER, and Keliann WALKER. She is survived by her sister-in-law Vi MUIRHEAD, daughter-in-law Alice BRAY (née MUIRHEAD,) step son-in-law Harold “Al” LOCKHART: step grandchildren Bruce LOCKHART, Joan COX (née LOCKHART,) Julie GRANT (née LOCKHART), Lynne WHEADON (née LOCKHART), Keith BRAY and Gail BRAY- GUY; numerous step greatgrandchildren and two step greatgreat-grandchildren. Brother-in-laws Clyde MUIRHEAD, Gordon MUIRHEAD and sister-in-laws Marge MUIRHEAD and Marguerite LOCKHART (née MUIRHEAD) predecease her. Amelia leaves behind her cousin Eileen HALLIDAY now residing in Port Washington, U.S.A., and sister-in-law Lily HOOD in England. Surviving nephews and nieces from England and Scotland are Richard STARLING, Sylvia Williams SWANN (née STARLING), David STARLING, Michael STARLING, Roy ANDERSON, Robin HOWE, Trevor HOWE, Sylvia HOOD, as well as many great and great-great nephews and nieces. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 22 at 11 a.m. at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, if desired memorial donations may be made to the Old St. Paul's Anglican Church Restoration Fund or to local affiliations of the Canadian Cancer Society. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-04 published
WHILLANS, John " Jack" Lindsay
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John L. WHILLANS on Sunday, January 2nd, 2005, in his 77th year. Cherished and beloved husband of the late Mary E. WHILLANS and father of Lindsay (Gary BROWNE) and John M. (Jeffrey LOOKKONG.) Grumpy, but loving Grandpa to Margaux and Gillian. Survived by siblings Bette, Cecily and Jim WHILLANS. Visitation will be Thursday, January 6th, from 3: 30 - 4:30 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (416-441-1580), 275 Lesmill Rd. (1 block east of Leslie, south of 401). A memorial will be held at 4: 30 p.m. Cremation at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-16 published
Suspect in fatal shooting dead of apparent suicide
By Joe FRIESEN, Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - Page A10
John KOVACS was found dead in a Quebec hotel room on Valentine's Day, three days after his former girlfriend was fatally shot and her new husband wounded during a parking garage ambush.
He died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Toronto Police said. His body was discovered around 4 p.m. Monday and was identified by fingerprint records.
"He was found by cleaning staff who were checking on his well-being," said Toronto police homicide detective Terry BROWNE.
Mr. KOVACS, 52, checked in to the hotel, believed to be about 20 kilometres from Rivière-du-Loup, east of Quebec City, on Sunday night and had been on the run since Friday's shooting.
Szilvia VERES died after she was shot several times while sitting in a car in the parking garage of a North York apartment building. Police said she had been in a relationship with Mr. KOVACS, but broke it off last year. Since then, he was charged with four counts of criminal harassment and was forbidden by a court order from seeing her.
Ms. VERES's husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, survived the attack despite being shot in the head and torso. He identified Mr. KOVACS as the shooter.
Mr. KEMENCZY is still recovering at a Toronto hospital. His father Nick said he was able to stand and move around yesterday but was still in a state of denial.
A social worker will try to help the family break the news of Ms. VERES's death tomorrow, his father said.
"He's doing very well but he's still in denial, that's why you cannot say nothing now," Nick KEMENCZY said.
"He's walking a little bit but his head is not clear."
Ms. VERES and Mr. KEMENCZY met in March of last year and, to his parents' surprise, soon announced their intention to marry. They wed in November.
Quebec's provincial police force has taken over the investigation of Mr. KOVACS's death, but are refusing to comment because it is an apparent suicide.
A firearm was recovered from the hotel room but police do not know whether it is the same one used in Friday's shooting.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-26 published
STEELE, Gray Morgan
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Gray on Monday May 23, 2005 at Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital. Dearly beloved husband of the late Betty (October 18, 2004), Devoted and proud father of Susan (Bonnie) and her husband Bob HOUSE, Tom and his wife Lyn, Dr. Catherine, and the late Roger (1991.) Loving grandfather of David HOUSE, Laura and Vincent RADMORE, Andrew and Erin STEELE, Geoff HOUSE and Matthew STEELE and great-grandfather of Kate HOUSE and Ben RADMORE. Loyal brother of Marjorie BROWNE and Doris and Les HEINBUCH. Gray was born on June 6, 1916 in Montreal. He served in the Canadian Army Reserve and the Royal Canadian Navy during World War 2. Gray started in the family business in 1932 and with the support of many, expanded the business into St. Lawrence Foods Corporation until he sold the business in 1989. He served the business community extensively as: President of the Fish and Seafood Association of Ontario, President of Canadian Frozen Food Association, Chairman of the Fisheries Council of Canada, and Honourary Life Member of the Toronto Board of Trade after fifty years of membership. Gray received the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 1977 and was recognized by 'Friends of We Care' with the Humanitarian Award in 1989. He was active in the community, including: Cubs and Scouts, Kew Beach United Church, Toronto East Young Men's Christian Association, Chairman of the Board of the Toronto East General Hospital (1976-1982), longstanding member of the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation and a member of the Toronto Downtown Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellowship Recipient). Gray and Betty's most enjoyable memories were times spent with the family at their Fallingbrook home and the Bigwin Island cottage. Gray loved walking the boardwalk, meeting new people and facing new challenges. He had numerous Friends in every aspect of his life and he will be missed by many. The family would like to thank the staff at the C.V.I.C.U. at Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital for their professional and compassionate care following heart surgery on May 5, 2005, and also to those at the Toronto East General Hospital for their previous caring treatment and attention. A memorial visitation will be held on Monday May 30 from 6-8: 30 p.m. at the 'Scarborough Chapel' of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) A Celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday May 31 at Kew Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. Toronto, (just north of Queen St.) at 10: 30 a.m. The church will be open from 9: 30 a.m. until the time of service. Parking is limited. Reception after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to a charity of your choice.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-31 published
STEELE, Gray Morgan
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Gray on Monday May 23, 2005 at Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital. Dearly beloved husband of the late Betty (October 18, 2004), Devoted and proud father of Susan (Bonnie) and her husband Bob HOUSE, Tom and his wife Lyn, Dr. Catherine, and the late Roger (1991.) Loving grandfather of David HOUSE, Laura and Vincent RADMORE, Andrew and Erin STEELE, Geoff HOUSE and Matthew STEELE and great-grandfather of Kate HOUSE and Ben RADMORE. Loyal brother of Marjorie BROWNE and Doris and Les HEINBUCH. Gray was born on June 6, 1916 in Montreal. He served in the Canadian Army Reserve and the Royal Canadian Navy during World War 2. Gray started in the family business in 1932 and with the support of many, expanded the business into St. Lawrence Foods Corporation until he sold the business in 1989. He served the business community extensively as: President of the Fish and Seafood Association of Ontario, President of Canadian Frozen Food Association, Chairman of the Fisheries Council of Canada, and Honourary Life Member of the Toronto Board of Trade after fifty years of membership. Gray received the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 1977 and was recognized by 'Friends of We Care' with the Humanitarian Award in 1989. He was active in the community, including: Cubs and Scouts, Kew Beach United Church, Toronto East Young Men's Christian Association, Chairman of the Board of the Toronto East General Hospital (1976-1982), longstanding member of the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation and a member of the Toronto Downtown Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellowship Recipient). Gray and Betty's most enjoyable memories were times spent with the family at their Fallingbrook home and the Bigwin Island cottage. Gray loved walking the boardwalk, meeting new people and facing new challenges. He had numerous Friends in every aspect of his life and he will be missed by many. The family would like to thank the staff at the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital for their professional and compassionate care following heart surgery on May 5, 2005, and also to those at the Toronto East General Hospital for their previous caring treatment and attention. A memorial visitation will be held on Monday May 30 from 6-8: 30 p.m. at the 'Scarborough Chapel' of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) A Celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday May 31 at Kew Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. Toronto, (just north of Queen St.) at 10: 30 a.m. The church will be open from 9: 30 a.m. until the time of service. Parking is limited. Reception after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to a charity of your choice.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-08 published
SEIXAS, Dorothy Kopper " Dot"
Peacefully at home, Wednesday July 6, 2005, days before her 88th birthday. Daughter of the late Dorothy ALMON and Edward Fairgrieve SEIXAS, beloved sister of the late Margaret McLEOD (Jack) and Edith BROWNE of Florida. Part of the Hamilton family for over 50 years, especially dear friend of Ruth Hamilton UPJOHN. Cherished aunt, great aunt, and honorary aunt to many families. Known as Miss Sneezepickle, Dot taught kindergarten and played piano at Branksome Hall for 60 years. Together with Ruth, she encouraged and promoted many Canadian artists. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sharon House, 24 Montgomery Rd., Toronto M8X 1Z4 would be greatly appreciated. At Dot's request, there will be no funeral service. Dot's positive character and wonderful sense of humour will always be remembered.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-12 published
BROWNE, Patricia Winnifred (née STOCKTON.)
It is with great sorrow that we announce that our dear wife and mother passed away peacefully at the age of 68, on July 10, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Kevin, her children Donna (Jim SNUGGS,) Kevin (Mary GRAY/GREY,) Stephen, Alana and Ryan, by her grandchildren Jameson, William and Olivia and by her brother Eric STOCKTON (Murielle.) Predeceased by her parents Donald and Peggy STOCKTON, her brother Alan STOCKTON and her sister Barbara BELANGER. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 14th, 2005 at Our Lady Queen of the World, 10411 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill. For the time of visitation and Mass, please call R.S. Kane Funeral Home at 416-221-1159. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunnybrook Health Centre would be appreciated. Condolences - www.rskane.ca. Please heed Patsy's message: "Don't smoke!"
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-13 published
BROWNE, Patricia Winnifred (née STOCKTON)
It is with great sorrow that we announce that our dear wife and mother passed away peacefully at the age of 68, on July 10, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Kevin, her children Donna (Jim SNUGGS,) Kevin (Mary GRAY/GREY,) Stephen, Alana and Ryan, by her grandchildren Jameson, William and Olivia and by her brother Eric STOCKTON (Murielle.) Predeceased by her parents Donald and Peggy STOCKTON, her brother Alan STOCKTON and her sister Barbara BELANGER. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 14th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. with visitation from 9: 00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of the World, 10411 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunnybrook Health Centre would be appreciated. Condolences - www.rskane.ca Please heed Patsy's message: "Don't smoke!"
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-01 published
BROWNE, George " Buster" 1987 -- Died This Day
Thursday, December 1, 2005, Page S9
Bush pilot born in 1918.
After quitting school at 17, he lied about his age and enlisted in the Royal Air Force so he could learn to fly. By the time he was 34, he had flown 38 different types of aircraft. He later was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force and trained pilots in Canada. After the war, he briefly flew with the Ottawa Flying Club but in 1946 moved west to join what is now Mobil Oil Canada Ltd., where he flew in the North on oil explorations. He developed a reputation for helping anyone in distress and once landed to help an Indian band he found to be starving. Another time, he picked up a faint distress signal on his radio that led him to rescue a Mountie and the man's ailing wife. He retired as a pilot and moved to Toronto in 1968 where he became a real estate agent.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-12 published
BROWNE, Ottilie Marion " Mollie" (née LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
On December 8th, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late A. Dalzel BROWNE. Survived by brother James LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and step-children Russell, Diana and Hugh BROWNE. Predeceased by father John O. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, mother Ottilie LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (MASON) and brother J. Anthony LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. At Mollie's request a funeral service was not held.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
BRADISH, Gerald Winston Delano
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, in Orangeville, on Sunday January 2, 2005. Gerald Bradish of Hillsburgh, in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Catherine CASTELL. Loving step father of Tammy BRYANT (Bobby) of Houston, Texas, Wendy JANES (Keith) of Mississauga, Peggy FAULKNER of Burlington, and Vicky BROWNE (Kevin) of Dunnville. Cherished Papa of Anna, Nicole, Amanda, Ashley, Crystal, and Andrew. Dear brother of Harold (Judy) BRADISH of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Marie LAMMLE (Barry) of Calgary, Alberta, and Mae CLARKE (Dick) of Bulyea, Saskatchewan. Gerald will be sadly missed by his several nieces, nephews, and Friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. South, Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday January 5th at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment Coningsby Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
KETCHESON, Donald Charles, Phm. B.
(University of Toronto, 1944)Peacefully, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Friday, January 14, 2005, surrounded by family, in his 87th year. Loving husband of Barbara (née BROWNE) of 58 years. Beloved father of Nancy MacEACHERN (Stewart,) and Bob (Cathie.) Special Pa to Andy (Shanna,) Ro, Barbara-Ann MacEACHERN, Sarah STONE (Steve), Scott, Laura and Katie KETCHESON. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later time. A special thanks to all staff on 3 West P.R.H.C. Arrangements entrusted to the Little Lake Cemetery Company, 1-800-672-9652.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
McCULLOUGH, Margaret
Passed away at the Wexford, Scarborough on Wednesday, January 19th, 2005, in her 94th year. She is survived by her nieces Sheila BROWNE (Douglas) of Toronto, Nora GIBSON of Sarnia and nephew Roger McCULLOUGH (Irene) of Ottawa, nine great-nieces and nephews and five great-great-nieces and nephews and three cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Prof. W. Stewart McCULLOUGH (1982.) Margaret grew up in the Beaches and attended Kew Beach United Church until she moved to North Toronto in 1957 where she was very active in Eglinton United Church (later Eglinton St. George's). She worked at Canada Life Insurance Co. for almost 40 years until her retirement in 1967. She was much beloved by family and Friends. Our thanks to the Wexford staff for their kind care. The service will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.), Toronto, at 12 noon on Monday, January 24 with visitation at 11 a.m. Interment at Saint John's Cemetery, Norway, 256 Kingston Rd., Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eglinton St. George's United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
KETCHESON, Donald Charles, Phm.B. (U of T 1944)
Peacefully, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Friday, January 14, 2005, surrounded by family, in his 87th year. Loving husband of Barbara (née BROWNE) of 58 years. Beloved father of Nancy MacEACHERN (Stewart), Bob (Cathie). Special Pa to Andy (Shanna,) Ro, Barbara-Ann MacEACHERN, Sarah STONE (Steve,) Scott, Laura and Katie KETCHESON. A Memorial Service will be held at the Highland Park Visitation/Reception Centre, 2510 Bensfort Road at River Road South, Peterborough, on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m., visitation 1 hour prior. If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity of choice would be appreciated, and can be made though the Little Lake Cemetery Co. at 1-800-672-9652.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
SANDY, Emerine Naomie
At Providence Centre, on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, in her 70th year. Beloved wife of Reginald and loving mother to Anthony and his wife Veronica BROWNE and Mary Ann and husband Cliff DEFREITAS. Dear grandmother to Jenelle, Paul, Justin, Aaron, Nicole, Tameran and Earldon. Sister to Lauriston, Parnel, Dudley, Celestina, Gladys, Vercil and Arabella and sister-in-law to Tabitha. Also survived by nephews Lennox and Gregory, stepdaughters Kathleen, Karen and Suzette and stepsons Clyde, Eric and Stuart. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Monday from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Church of the Nativity, 1301 Neilson Rd. (at Sewells Rd.) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Church of the Nativity would be appreciated.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
Slayer of ex-girlfriend found dead
Apparent suicide in Quebec hotel
Free on $1,500 bail when couple shot
By Betsy POWELL and Richard BRENNAN, Staff Reporters
The ex-boyfriend of a woman he stalked, terrorized and last Friday night shot to death appears to have killed himself in a Quebec hotel room.
John KOVACS, 52, was free on bail -- on charges of criminal harassment and threatening death -- when he ambushed Szilvia VERES, 35, and wounded her husband Miklos KEMENCZY, 46, in an underground apartment parking garage in North York.
The scenario is all too common -- and yet avoidable, says Pamela CROSS, who expressed frustration about the process that's supposed to keep stalkers away from their victims.
"This woman had moved on and was seeking the protection of the criminal system and she failed to get it," said CROSS, legal director of Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children.
The minister responsible for women's issues in the Ontario government pointed to a pilot program aimed at making better assessments of risk in such cases. But critics say there's no reason to delay bringing in tougher bail rules for men charged with stalking and harassment.
Court documents show KOVACS was released on $1,500 bail after appearing in a Finch Ave. W. courtroom last November. Police had charged him with three counts of criminal harassment and one count of uttering a death threat stemming from three incidents last year.
Police believe KOVACS had a short-term relationship with VERES. They broke up last March and VERES married KEMENCZY in November.
The court records indicate the couple complained after he watched a house near Steeles Ave. and Bathurst St. last August 29. On another occasion, KOVACS followed VERES "from place to place" and on October 23, he threatened to kill KEMENCZY.
It's unclear when he was first charged, but he was released on bail on condition he stay more than 200 metres from any place where VERES or KEMENCZY "live, work, attend school or happen to be as known to you." He was also ordered not to use or possess a cellphone. There was no condition to seek counselling.
His surety, according to court documents, was Nicolaus SZILY, believed to be an old friend of KOVACS, who worked as a machinist for an aircraft company. KOVACS was supposed to be living at SZILY's home in the city's west end.
SZILY could not be reached for comment last night.
Between his arrest and last Friday's shooting, KOVACS made several court appearances. His next court date was tomorrow.
The tragic turn of events underscores the ineffectiveness of bail conditions and the need for courts to take a long hard look at an alleged stalker's capacity for violence, said CROSS.
"I really don't understand what it's going to take to get the criminal system to understand that these are men who by nature of the charge of criminal harassment are at extremely high risk of re-offending," she said yesterday.
"We have advocated for some years... that the bail system in Ontario be overhauled and there should be a requirement, not just that a risk assessment be completed by the police, but that that risk assessment be presented by the Crown in the bail hearings."
If the judge or justice of the peace doesn't follow the recommendation, he or she would have to provide reasons why not, she continued.
Social Services Minister Sandra PUPATELLO, responsible for women's issues, said government, agencies and police have to keep trying to protect women from men -- usually spouses or former lovers who want to hurt them.
PUPATELLO admitted that restraining orders and police charges will not stop a "crazy person from doing a crazy thing, but to the extent we can change that, we have to,"
In December, the Liberal government released a domestic violence action plan calling for a consistent police response to things like restraining orders and an assessment tool for police to determine risk of continued violence.
"In the past January, we started the pilot project in Ottawa and North Bay in both English and French for an assessment tool that actually determines the risk of flight, risk of violence," PUPATELLO said.
"My fear is that there are people who come in (to the system) and they are back out... (and the question is) should they be back out and we are not going to know the answer to that until we implement this kind of review."
New Democratic Party member of provincial parliament Marilyn CHURLEY (Toronto-Danforth) pointed to past inquests into the deaths of women killed by spouses and ex-lovers and asked how many more woman have to die before government follows through.
"The recommendations are there and they are just not being followed up on, and I was just stricken when I heard about this latest death," CHURLEY said.
"There are huge problems with underenforcement of restraining orders," she added.
After witnesses: reported KOVACS had fled the scene in his silver Honda, police issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Around 4 p.m. Monday, workers at a hotel in Rivière-du-Loup, about 200 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, discovered KOVACS dead of a single gunshot wound. He was identified through fingerprints.
A firearm was recovered at the scene, but police don't yet know if it was the one used to shoot the couple.
Toronto police have not been able to locate KOVACS' next of kin and they are asking the public for help. They believe he is originally from eastern Europe. Police also had difficulty tracking down VERES's relatives, but they have notified her mother, who lives in Hungary, homicide Detective Terry BROWNE said yesterday.
KEMENCZY is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery. The investigation is continuing.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
BROWNE, Armintha
Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on March 5, 2005, in her 85th year. Armintha beloved wife of the late Grenville. Loving mother of Patsy ROACH (Geoffrey), Aubrey (Steve) YEARWOOD (Brenda), Gloria (Jean) REINBERGS, Ouida FORDE- HARNUM (Richard), Carl WEEKES (Vadney), Cynthia BROWNE (George), Michael BROWNE, Wendy BROWNE (John) and Jimmy BROWNE (Lisa.) Cherished sister of the late Livingston and Cleveland SEARLES and Eileen SMALL. Dear aunt to Vere, Jeffrey and Michael SMALL. She will be sadly missed by her 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many other nieces, nephews and relatives. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 700 Kennedy Road. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
KEOUGH- BROWNE, Connie (née KEOUGH)

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
BROWNE, Dennison H.
Peacefully, at Providence Centre, on Thursday, April 28, 2005, in his 74th year. Dennison, beloved husband of the late Rosemary (née BUDARICK.) Dear father of Randy, Gregory, and Stephen and his wife Jill, and Papa of Sabrina and Keagan. He will be sadly missed by his many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and Friends. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
SHEEHY, Daniel Roderick
At Lakeridge Health Whitby on Thursday, May 12, 2005. Daniel, beloved husband of Bridget. Loving father of Kevin, Patricia and her husband Terry BROWNE; and, Donna and her husband John TINGMAN. Dear grandfather of Erin, Patricia, Michael, and Brendan. Brother of Michael and Kitty and predeceased by James, Maurice and Mildred; Kevin and Kathleen. Brother-in-law of Mary. Daniel will be lovingly remembered by his dear family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church, 82 Church St. S., Ajax on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to Canadian Mental Health would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
STAUNTON, Frederick William
Passed away at Community Nursing Home, Port Hope on Monday, May 16, 2005. Fred STAUNTON, beloved husband of the late Marjorie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Dear father of Ted STAUNTON. Also survived by grand_son Will STAUNTON and daughter-in-law Melanie BROWNE. Friends will be received at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 131 Walton Street, Port Hope, Wednesday, May 25, 2005 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian National Institute for the Blind www.allisonfuneralhome.com

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-26 published
STEELE, Gray Morgan
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Gray on Monday, May 23, 2005 at Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital. Dearly beloved husband of the late Betty (October 18, 2004). Devoted and proud father of Susan (Bonnie) and her husband Bob HOUSE, Tom and his wife Lyn, Dr. Catherine, and the late Roger (1991.) Loving grandfather of David HOUSE, Laura and Vincent RADMORE, Andrew and Erin STEELE, Geoff HOUSE and Matthew STEELE and great-grandfather of Kate HOUSE and Ben RADMORE. Loyal brother of Marjorie BROWNE and Doris and Les HEINBUCH. Gray was born on June 6, 1916 in Montreal. He served in the Canadian Army Reserve and the Royal Canadian Navy during World War 2. Gray started in the family business in 1932 and with the support of many, grew the business into St. Lawrence Foods Corporation until he sold the business in 1989. He served the business community extensively as: President of the Fish and Seafood Association of Ontario, President of Canadian Frozen Food Association, Chairman of the Fisheries Council of Canada, and Honorary Life Member of the Toronto Board of Trade after fifty years of membership. Gray received the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 1977 and was recognized by "Friends of We Care" with the Humanitarian Award in 1989. He was active in the community, including: Cubs and Scouts, Kew Beach United Church, Toronto East Young Men's Christian Association, Chairman of the Board of the Toronto East General Hospital (1976-1982), longstanding member of the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation and a member of the Toronto Downtown Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellowship Recipient). Gray and Betty's most enjoyable memories were times spent with the family at their Fallingbrook home and the Bigwin Island cottage. Gray loved walking the boardwalk, meeting new people and facing new challenges. He had numerous Friends in every aspect of his life and he will be missed by many. The family would like to thank the staff at the C.V.I.C.U. at Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital for their professional and compassionate care following heart surgery on May 5, 2005, and also to those at the Toronto East General Hospital for their previous caring treatment and attention. A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, May 30 from 6-8: 30 p.m. at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.). A Celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at Kew Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., Toronto (just north of Queen St.) at 10: 30 a.m. The church will be open from 9: 30 a.m. until the time of service. Parking is limited. Reception after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to a charity of your choice.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-01 published
BRADLEY, Iris J.
Peacefully at Lakeland Extendicare in Lindsay, Ontario on Monday, May 30, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Edward H. BRADLEY. Dear mother of Joan BROWNE (Peter,) Allan MASSINGHAM (Heather) and John MASSINGHAM (Anne.) Fondly remembered by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), 1 hour prior to the service, which will be held on Friday, June 3rd at 1 o'clock. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto M4S 3E2 or to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 1200 Bay Street, Suite 202, Toronto M5R 2A5 would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-19 published
BROWNE, Faye " Edna" (née SPINNEY)
Of Dayton, Nova Scotia, passed away in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, June 17, 2005, following a brief illness. Born in Argyle Sound, Yarmouth County, she was a daughter of the late Annette SAULNIER, formerly FROST, formerly SPINNEY, née BUSHELL and Hugh T. SPINNEY. Faye graduated from Concordia University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Faye moved back to Yarmouth in 1990 and has been a member of the Yarmouth Art Society and involved with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. She is survived by daughter Cheryl Faye BROWNE, Yarmouth; son Alan Harold BROWNE, Lorraine, Quebec brother Hugh Thorburn SPINNEY, New Hampshire and Florida; grand_son Gregory AVERTY- BROWNE, Lorraine, Quebec. Faye was predeceased by husband Alan M. BROWNE, and sister Audrey Louise WOOD. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 29, at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Yarmouth, Father Mac Ellis officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Argyle. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Online condolences Sweenys@ca.ns.aliantzinc.ca Faye will be fondly remembered by her children, grandchildren and Friends as an irrepressible optimist willing to persevere to see good things done. She expressed herself through painting and living a simple life full of good Friends near and far. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a local arts program for young people in your area.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-12 published
BROWNE, Patricia Winnifred (née STOCKTON)
It is with great sorrow that we announce that our dear wife and mother passed away peacefully at the age of 68, on July 10, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Kevin, her children Donna (Jim SNUGGS,) Kevin (Mary GRAY/GREY,) Stephen, Alana and Ryan, by her grandchildren Jameson, William and Olivia and by her brother Eric STOCKTON (Murielle.) Predeceased by her parents Donald and Peggy STOCKTON, her brother Alan STOCKTON and her sister Barbara BELANGER. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 14th, 2005 at Our Lady Queen of the World, 10411 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill. For the time of visitation and Mass, please call R.S. Kane Funeral Home at 416-221-1159. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunnybrook Health Centre would be appreciated. Condolences - www.rskane.ca. Please heed Patsy's message: "Don't smoke!"

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
FRAY, Tyrone Peter
Suddenly at his residence in Newmarket on Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Beloved husband of Joan (née LEWIS) and dear father of Suzanne (Brian BROWNE,) Paul (Lorna KENNEDY) and Siobhain (Scott SCYTHES.) He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Mackenzie, Aidan and Rae-Lynn. Loving son of Irene and the late Rodrick FRAY and brother of Cynthia and Jimmy. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket on Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Saint John's Cemetery. Memorial donations to to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
McCALLUM, Jane " Jean" (née McCULLOUGH)
Peacefully, on Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Balleycliffe Lodge, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack (1976). Dear sister of Jasper, Belfast, Ireland. Loving aunt of Noël and wife Margaret McCULLOUGH, Marina, Alan, Paul, Steven, Jackie, great-aunt of Michelle and husband Clayton BROWNE, and great-great-aunt of Adam. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Rd. (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.), on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 from 9-11 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-22 published
BROWNE, Winifred Mary (née SCHOFIELD)
Passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2005 surrounded by her family, at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, at the age 83. Dear wife of Robert BROWNE, and the late George BARTLETT. Loving mother of Larry BARTLETT and his wife Marilyn, and Diane McLEOD and her husband Ian. Beloved Grandma of Michelle, David, and the late Cheryl. Winifred is also survived by her step-children Lynne and her husband Jim TURK, Robert BROWNE and his wife Leah, Darlene VACHON, Shirley BROWNE, and the late Eleanor LEBARRE. She will be missed by her step-grandchildren Jessica, Nicholas, Alexi, Lincoln, Sidney, Leslie, Solange, Lori-Anne, Stephen and Jeannette and her many great-grandchildren. Winifred will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 22, 2005 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children's Wish Foundation. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
3 arrests after tips about fatal stabbing near bar
By Paul CHOI, Staff Reporter
Peel Region police have made three arrests after an argument outside a Brampton bar led to a 28-year-old man apparently being stabbed to death by a stranger.
But police say one suspect in the Friday slaying is still at large.
At about 8 p.m. Friday, Paul MEDEIROS, of Brampton, was in the parking lot of a bar near Clarence and Centre Sts. when he became involved in a verbal dispute with a man he didn't know, police said.
After heated words, one man left the scene, but returned a short time later with two other men. As MEDEIROS and the suspect continued their argument, another man came up behind MEDEIROS and stabbed him, investigators said. He later died at William Osler Health Centre.
witnesses: told police three men were seen fleeing the scene.
"It's a pretty unusual occurrence, considering these people aren't believed to have been known to each other," said Constable Kathy WEYLIE, of Peel Region police.
Yesterday, after homicide investigators received tips from the public, officers arrested two men and a woman.
The two men are charged with first-degree murder and the woman with being an accessory to murder.
Peel police are still looking for a third man.
Police don't know what caused the original quarrel between the two men, but officers say the incident is unusual because it wasn't a dispute that started inside the bar and spilled onto the streets.
The two men, police said, were complete strangers passing each other outside.
"The suspects weren't patrons in the bar," WEYLIE said. "This didn't happen in the bar. And the original dispute that started with the one suspect, he was just passing by."
Sheldon KEOUGH, 19, of Mississauga, and Christopher BROWNE, 22, of Brampton, have been charged with first-degree murder. Erin BOTELHO, 35, of Brampton, has been charged with being an accessory to murder.
All three suspects appeared in court yesterday for a bail hearing and were remanded in custody.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-01 published
BROWNE, Georgina Anna May "Minnie" (née GOULD)
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, October 30, 2005 at the age of 73 years. Minnie BROWNE (née GOULD,) beloved wife of Ron of Jackson's Point. Dear mother of Ron Jr. and his wife Sharon of Keswick and Mike and his wife Jennifer of Pefferlaw. Loving grandmother of Danielle and Olivia. Dear sister of Dennis GOULD and the late Kathleen JOHNSTON. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and Friends. Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains, Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. A time of remembrance will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 356, Sutton, Saturday, November 5, 2005 from noon until 2: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of Taylor Funeral Home, Sutton, 905-722-3274.

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