PICKEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-28 published
PICKEL, Harold E.
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Harold E. PICKEL of Wellburn age 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Lois (KNOX) PICKEL (1986.) Dear father of Donna PICKEL, Jean McROBERTS and Paul, Murray PICKEL and Sue, Charles PICKEL, Ronald PICKEL and Kelly, Anne MILLS and Steve. Loving grandfather of Karna, Paula, Andrea and Brent, David and Jeff, Terry, Claire, Jamie and Jack, Sarah and Samantha. Dear brother of Jim PICKEL, Jack PICKEL and Audrey, George PICKEL and Dorothy. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Paddy PICKEL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and may be obtained by calling the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel at (519) 284-1480.

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PICKEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-29 published
PICKEL, Harold E.
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Wednesday July 27, 2005 Harold E. PICKEL of Wellburn age 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Lois (KNOX) PICKEL (1986.) Dear father of Donna PICKEL, Jean McROBERTS and Paul, Murray PICKEL and Sue, Charles PICKEL, Ronald PICKEL and Kelly, Anne MILLS and Steve. Loving grandfather of Karna, Paula, Andrea and Brent, David and Jeff, Terry, Claire, Jamie and Jack, Sarah and Samantha. Dear brother of Jim PICKEL, Jack PICKEL and Audrey, George PICKEL and Dorothy. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Paddy PICKEL. The late Harold PICKEL will rest at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday July 30, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery In his memory donations to the charity of one's own choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PICKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
PICKEN, Georges John Robert " Bob"
Suddenly taken from his family on April 21, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre. Bob, in his 84th year, beloved husband of Marion. Loving father of Barbara and her husband Herby, John and the late Greg. Dear grandfather of Tiffany, Aaron and Rebecca. Brother-in-law of Muriel GRAZIANO and husband Mike and Irene USHER. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home, 1273 Weston Rd. (just north of Eglinton Ave.) on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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PICKENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-20 published
MATHERS, Alfred " Alf"
At Chateau Gardens Nursing Home Parkhill, on Friday, March 18, 2005. Alfred "Alf" MATHERS of Parkhill in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Alice (McLEOD) MATHERS. Dear father of Shirley and Harry WESTACOTT of Parkhill, Gerald and Cathy MATHERS of Clandeboye, Joyce MATHERS of London, Beverley and Adam PASTERNAK of Parkhill, Rob and Deborah NEVIN of Appin, Kevin NEVIN of Strathroy. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. Brother of Harry MATHERS of London. Predeceased by brothers Andy and Frank MATHERS, sisters Alma ELSON, Hannah LAMPORT and Helen VOISON. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 21 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Pastor Corey PICKENS will officiate. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the Chateau Gardens Nursing Home Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mr. MATHERS at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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PICKENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-27 published
MICHIELSEN, Jaak " Jack" Jozef
"Having run with patience the race before him, looking always unto Jesus.... Jack lost the battle to cancer but has gained eternal life."
At his residence on Good Friday, March 25, 2005, Jaak "Jack" Jozef MICHIELSEN of Arkona and formerly of Parkhill in his 54th year. Beloved husband of Joanne (DE KONING) MICHIELSEN. Dear father of Tracy BALTESSEN of London, Carolyn and Eli GINGERICH of Kitchener, Lucas MICHIELSEN and Erica NEILL of Toronto, Jessica, Rachel and Laura MICHIELSEN of Waterloo, Hannah MICHIELSEN at home. Dear son of Joe and Louise MICHIELSEN of Parkhill. Dear brother of Maria and Harvey GAMBLE of Wallaceburg, Elizabeth MICHIELSEN and Frank RIGG of Courtenay, Patrick and Deborah MICHIELSEN of Sylvan, Nancy and Don ST HILAIRE of Edmonton, David MICHIELSEN and Kelly DEVER of Waterloo, Richard and Julie MICHIELSEN of Toronto. Dear son-in-law of Johanna DE KONING and the late Frank DE KONING of Strathroy. Also will be missed by his sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street Parkhill. Visitation at the funeral home on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at Grace Bible Chapel Parkhill on Tuesday, March 29th at 11: 00 a.m. Pastor Corey PICKENS will officiate. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to A.C.W.A.M. Outreach Ministries, 429 Gillard Street, Wallaceburg, Ontario, N8A 1N7 or The Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario, N6A 9Z9 would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. MICHIELSEN at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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PICKENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-31 published
MATHERS, Alice Pearl (McLEOD)
At Chateau Gardens Nursing Home Parkhill, on Tuesday, March 29, 2005. Alice P. (McLEOD) MATHERS of Parkhill, 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Alfred "Alf" MATHERS (March 18, 2005.) Dear mother of Shirley and Harry WESTACOTT of Parkhill, Gerald and Cathy MATHERS of Clandeboye, Joyce MATHERS of London, Beverley and Adam PASTERNAK of Parkhill, Rob and Deborah NEVIN of Appin, Kevin NEVIN of Strathroy. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. Sister of Fern DEW of forest. Predeceased by sisters Iva LAIRD, Helen COMBES, brothers Arthur, Frank, and Orval McLEOD and Melvin YOUNG. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, April 1 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Pastor Corey PICKENS and Pastor Bruce FULLER will officiate. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the Chateau Gardens Nursing Home Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Share a memory of send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mrs. MATHERS at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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PICKENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-02 published
WOODBURN, Wilbert William " Bill" Robert
Suddenly on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. W. William "Bill R. WOODBURN of Greenway, R.R.#8 Parkhill, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Shirley (WAGNER) WOODBURN. Dear father of Douglas and Pamela WOODBURN of Drayton, Brian and Angela WOODBURN of Parkhill. Grandfather to Marissa, Teaghan, Zackery; Jordan, Brett and Paige. Dear brother of Shirley and Lloyd THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of R.R.#8 Parkhill, Ruth WEDDLE of R.R.#3 Ailsa Craig, Pauline and Jim MILES of London. Predeceased by parents Milton and Margaret WOODBURN, brother-in-law Jack TWEDDLE. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service will be conducted at the Grace Bible Chapel, Parkhill on Friday, June 3 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Corey PICKENS and Reverend Harry DISHER, will officiate. Donations to the Parkhill Medical Centre would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. WOODBURN at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-06-29 published
JOHNSTON, Ronald L.
Mr. Ronald L. JOHNSTON a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at C.K.H.A. "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg at the age of 59. Ron was born in Chatham and was a son of the late Norman and Bernice (KELLER) JOHNSTON. Beloved husband of Gail (EASTCOTT) JOHNSTON. Loving father and father-in-law of Amy and Brian EVERAERT of Sombra. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Bob JOHNSTON of Saint Thomas, Sharron PINSONNEAULT, Brian and Joan JOHNSTON, all of Wallaceburg, Darrell and Tracy JOHNSTON of Edmonton, Dawn and Ken CRAWFORD of St. Catherines and Greg JOHNSTON also of Wallaceburg. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Ron will be missed by Scat, his cat. The late Ron JOHNSTON rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg until Friday, June 24, 2005 when funeral services were held in the chapel of the funeral home at 1 p.m. with Jason CARTIER, Officiant. Words of remembrance were given by Dawn CRAWFORD, Ken CRAWFORD, Jaclyn JOHNSTON, Sharron PINSONNEAULT and Betty Somr. "One More Day" and "I Will Remember You" were played, in tribute, for the service. Pall bearers were Len EASTCOTT, Mark EASTCOTT, Dr. Darcy JACOBS, Jim SNARY, Jason PINSONNEAULT and Bob FOSTER. Flower bearers were Jaclyn JOHNSTON, Nicole PICKERING, Yvette ARSENAULT, Niki HAGARTH, Colette STERLING, Sherry BESELAERE, Sheenagh PAHL and Lori CHARRON. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Ronald L. JOHNSTON.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-26 published
CLARK, Marion (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of McKay's Corners, Marion CLARK passed away at home on Sunday, April 24, 2005 at the age of 88. Born in Orford Township, daughter of the late Ralph and Mildred (CHATTERSON) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Beloved wife of the late Alexander CLARK (1990.) Dear mother of Beth and Don PICKERING of Ridgetown, John A. and Joyce CLARK of R.R.#2 Ridgetown, Loraine and Andy LOW/LOWE/LOUGH of London, Sandy and Laurie CLARK of R.R.#2 Ridgetown, and the late Eileen CLARK (1978.) Grandmother of Dave and Su PICKERING, Becky and Scott TURNER, Cindy and Ken VALLEY, Stephanie and Vince DEBROUWER, Shawn CLARK, Erica and Shawn FUNNEL, and Holly and Phil HOLDEN. Great-grandmother of Lauren and Rachel TURNER, Allison and Hannah VALLEY, Dylan DEBROUWER, Jake, Chloe and Sydney FUNNEL, and Tyler HOLDEN. Sister of Doris and George HOOPER of Ridgetown, Clare STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of British Columbia, and the late Lillian PFRIMMER and Glen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Sister-in-law of Catherine DORSEY of Chatham and Rita CLARK of Ridgetown. A Family Funeral Service will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St. East, Ridgetown on Wednesday, April 27, 2005. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations by cheque to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Epilepsy Canada would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-27 published
WILLISTON, Phyllis Marilyn (née BURTON)
Phyllis Marilyn of Saint Thomas, on Monday, April 25, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 66th year. Dearly loved wife of Douglas Arthur "Art" WILLISTON and loved mother of Brian and his wife Deb BURNS of Tillsonburg, Cheryl and her husband Danny TAILOR/TAYLOR of Tillsonburg, Bruce and his wife Kelly PUTNAM of Allenburg, Blair and his wife Chris CREECO of St. Catharines, Darrell BURNSTON of Calgary, Robert BURNS of St. Catharines and Lana and her husband Darren PICKERING of Bewdley. Dear sister of Hilda STEELE of Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Edna PONEE of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Eleanor LEE of Sydney Mines, Marg MacINTYRE of Sydney, Stanley BURTON of Sydney and Norma WADDEN of Orangeville. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia on April 8, 1938, the daughter of the late Stanley and Elizabeth (JEANS) BURTON. She has lived the past 35 years in Saint Thomas and worked at Shoppers Drug Mart. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Wednesday from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-29 published
WEES, Hilda Ilene (née BABCOCK) and Terry Lee
Hilda Ilene WEES age 81 formerly of Chatham passed away peacefully at Livingston Lodge, Scarborough on Monday April 25, 2005. She was born in Dawn Township daughter of the late Ernest and Dora (SHAW) BABCOCK. Hilda is predeceased by her husband Sherman George WEES, her son Terry WEES on April 25, 2005, and her brother Wilson BABCOCK. Loving mother of Cindy and John STEEP of Toronto and Margaret WEES of Las Vegas, Nevada. Loved and sadly missed by her grandchildren Brent and Jackie WEES of Toronto, Todd and Janet WEES of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Justin and Amy WEES of San Diego, California, Lindsay and Dan PICKERING of Embro, and Robyn HODGE of Toronto. A loving great grandmother to Eva WEES, Maggie WEES and Mason PICKERING. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Rita TIFFIN of Tupperville and Bessie BABCOCK of Wallaceburg. Hilda was an Associate member of the Canadian Legion Br. 628, Chatham and will be greatly missed by many wonderful Friends in the Chatham and Toronto areas. The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Donna WATERRUD of Chatham, Dr. James CHIAROTTO and Pamela WEST of Centenary Hospital, Scarborough, the staff of St. Andrew's Residence, Chatham, and the staff of Scarborough Retirement Centre, Scarborough. A special heartfelt thank you to the staff of Livingston Lodge Palliative Care for touching our hearts and easing our pain. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Monday May 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday May 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Allan LIVINGSTONE officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society.
Terry Lee WEES age 58 formerly of Chatham and Toronto passed away suddenly at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday April 25, 2005. Beloved husband of Margaret (McEWEN) WEES, loving father of Brent and Jackie WEES of Toronto, Todd and Janet WEES of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Justin and Amy WEES of San Diego, California, and step-son Kent and Leslie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Kingston. A loving grandfather to Eva WEES, Maggie WEES, and Dylan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and a loving brother to Cindy and John STEEP of Toronto. An extra special uncle, who will be greatly missed by Lindsay and Dan PICKERING of Embro, and Robyn HODGE of Toronto. Terry is predeceased by his father Sherman George WEES, and his mother Hilda Ilene WEES on April 25, 2005. Although Terry's passing was unexpected, his love of life, Friends and family provided us all with a legacy that will live on in our hearts forever. Cremation has taken place in Las Vegas, Nevada with a Memorial Service to be conducted at a later date in Las Vegas and San Diego. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to Terry is invited to join the family during the period of visitation on Monday May 2, 2005 at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Terry will also be remembered during the funeral service of his mother Hilda WEES on Tuesday May 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-24 published
PICKERING, Don
In loving memory of Don PICKERING.
A million times we've needed you
A million times we've cried
If love could have saved you
You never would have died.
If we could have one lifetime wish
One dream that would come true
We would pray to God with all our hearts
For yesterday and You.
We miss you deeply. Love Cathy, Jody, Brad, Taylor and Makayla.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-24 published
PICKERING, Donald Lyle
Donald Lyle PICKERING
Husband, Father, Grandfather
May 24, 2004
One year today something happened, a tragic shock
One year today, my life crumbled, like a rock
I didn't understand, I didn't know why
All I knew, everyone was sad, it made me cry.
So unfair, why did it happen now?
But won't somebody explain to me how?
Taken away, his pain had disappeared
And God chose this time for him to go, my worst fear,
But I know that he is watching us, he is still here.
If he is truly in our hearts,
From us he'll never be truly apart.
Love you Papa.
Written by Jamie BACH
Always loved and never forgotten.
Sadly missed by wife Cathy, daughter Sheryl, Tom and Jamie.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-01 published
PICKERING, Glen Leroy
In loving memory of my dear husband, Glen Leroy who passed away June 1, 2001.
Today is remembered and quietly kept
No words are needed, I will never forget.
Deep in my heart you will always be,
Dearly loved and missed every day.
Love Karen.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-09 published
PICKERING, Doris " Audrey"
After a lengthy period of declining health at Bluewater Health- Mitton Street Site, Sarnia on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, Doris "Audrey" PICKERING age 63 of Sarnia and recently of Lambton Meadowview Villa. Loved sister of Eleanor and her husband Roland DESMARAIS of London, Linda and Dwight MacDONALD of Calgary, Alberta. Dear aunt of Stanley (Bev), Richard, Jamie (Sharon), David (Sandy), Glenn (Shari), Wayne and Michael (Rhonda) DESMARAIS, Troy (Tarrica) and Greg WOOD. Survived by several great nieces and nephews. Will be sadly missed by many good Friends. Predeceased by her parents Leota (2003) and Melvin PICKERING (1978) and by her brother Elwood PICKERING (2003) and his wife Susan (2002.) Audrey was a past employee of Bud Gowan Formal Wear. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Lung Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-19 published
HODGE, Robert Lindsay
Suddenly at Jackson's Point on Saturday, October 15, 2005, Robert Lindsay HODGE of Lucan at the age of 55. Beloved husband of Mary Ann (VANDENBELT.) Loving father of Lindsay and her husband Dan PICKERING and their son Mason, Robyn HODGE and Samantha HODGE. Brother of Marilyn SMITH and her children Amy and Mark. Dear son of Mary and the late Joseph HODGE. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Robert's memory are asked to consider the London Humane Society.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
PICKERING, Thelma (DEADMAN)
Peacefully at Marion Villa, on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, Thelma (DEADMAN) PICKERING of London in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the Late Francis (Pic) PICKERING (1994.) Lifelong friend of Elsie WARRINGTON of London. At Thelma's request, there will be no visitation or Funeral Service. Cremation with interment Christ Church Cemetery, Delaware. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society gratefully acknowledged. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth 652-2020 in care of arrangements.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
PICKERING, Thelma
The family of the Late Thelma PICKERING wish to extend thanks to the 1st and 4th floor staff of Marian Villa. To those who contributed donations to the Alzheimer Society or sent such beautiful sympathy cards. A special thank you to Dr. CHAPESKIE, Audrey DOW and Catherine DAVIS for your care and compassion and to Mike STEVENSON and the staff of McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home. Elsie and Family.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-19 published
PICKERING, Evelyn Leona (née SHANK)
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Friday, November 18, 2005, Evelyn Leona (SHANK) PICKERING, 75, of R.R.#3, Dashwood. Beloved wife of the late Ross Edmund PICKERING (2003.) Loved mother and mother-in-law of Stanley PICKERING of London, Mike and Jo Anne PICKERING of R.R.#3, Dashwood, Susan GUENTHER of Brechin, Nancy and Randy REGIER of R.R.#3, Zurich, Jane and Dale KERSLAKE of Sarnia. Loving grandma of Chad and Cecile, Angela and Rene, Rebecca, Pamela and Jesse; Ben and Katie, Sean; Nicholas and Pam, Meghan and Jason; Courtney and Sydney. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ada DIETRICH of Grand Bend, Ellen SMITHERS of R.R.#2, Zurich, Eva TAILOR/TAYLOR of London, Lawrence SCOTT of R.R.#2, Dashwood, Rena and Orville TRUEMNER of R.R.#3, Parkhill, Grace and Valere DENOMME of Arva, Marilyn and Willis ROCK of R.R.#3, Parkhill, Betty and William COECK of London, Ken PICKERING of R.R.#2, Dashwood, Cathy PICKERING of London, Leonard and Judith PICKERING of London, Karen PICKERING of Ingersoll, Marilyn PICKERING of R.R.#2, Dashwood, Bertha PICKERING of Parkhill and Joyce ELDER of London. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd SHANK in infancy, Floyd SHANK (1944,) parents John and Ethel (BLAIR) SHANK, brothers-in-law Roy DIETRICH and Cecil SMITHERS. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Zion United Church, Crediton, Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. The Reverend Sheila MacGREGOR officiating. Interment Crediton Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Zion United Church or charity of choice would be appreciated. Evelyn was very active within her Church and community. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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PICKERING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-13 published
KELLY, Marie (née DILLON)
On Sunday, December 11, 2005 at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, Marie (DILLON) KELLY, formerly of Seaforth, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late James J. KELLY (2000.) Dear mother of Mary Margaret KELLY of Vancouver and Rose Marie BELL of Exeter. Loving grandmother Brandon, Daniel and Corey NASH and Anthony PICKERING. Loved by sisters Dorothy DILLON, Dublin, Geraldine DUFFY, Woodstock and Madelyn RYAN, Gadshill, and brother Maurice DILLON, Saint Thomas. Predeceased by her parents Louis and Mary (CURTIN) DILLON. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 14 at St. James Catholic Church, Seaforth, at 11: 30 a.m. Fr. GILLESPIE will officiate. Interment St. James Cemetery. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 3: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or St. James R.C. Church building fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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PICKERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-25 published
ANGLESEY, Mary Magdalen (née McFADDEN)
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Drive on Wednesday, August 24, 2005, in her 88th year. Mary, beloved wife of the late Patrick John ANGLESEY. Pre-deceased by her parents Gerald McFADDEN and Mae KENNEDY and her beloved son Gerald ANGLESEY. Loving mother-in-law of Diane STODDART of Oshawa. Dear mother of Catherine MARINO and her husband Joseph of Belleville, John ANGLESEY and his wife Barbara of Ajax, Patrick ANGLESEY and his wife Judy CRAIK of Peterborough, Libby Anglesey HAYES and her husband William of Peterborough. Loving grandmother of Maureen WARD and her husband Brian, Christine and Michelle; Michael and Melisa; Jeremy and his wife Susannah CRABTREE and Kylie; Hannah, Jacob and Jesse; Emily and Shelby. Great grandmother of Tyler, Gerald and Ashley. Sister of the late Joseph McFADDEN, Margaret MILLER, Laureen "Mickey" PICKERING and Theresa O'HERON. Mary was Past President of the St. Peter's Catholic Women's League, Past President of St. Joseph's Hospital Auxilliary, owned and operated Peterborough Telephone Answering Service 1952-1985. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday, August 26th and on Saturday, August 27th from 10: 00-11:00 am. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at the Cathedral of St. Peter-In-Chains, 411 Reid Street, Peterborough on Saturday, August 27th at 11: 30 am. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Parish Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday @ 3: 00 pm. In memory of Mary, donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation-Breast Cancer Survivors would be appreciated by the family.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Margaret
After a brief illness at Heritage House on Saturday, January 29, 2005, in her 88th year. Beloved daughter of the late Lillie and James THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Predeceased by her sisters Lillie and Audrey. Loving aunt of Robert and Paul PICKERING and David COOK. At Margaret's request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel 905-279-7663.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
HUGHES, Rose (née SERENCES)
At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Dr. site, on February 20, 2005. Rose (SERENCES) of Toronto, age 42 years. Daughter of Antun and Anica SERENCES of Lakefield. Sister of Lydia (Cecil) PICKERING of Brampton. Missed by nieces Julia and Katherine of Brampton. Friends and relatives may call at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield, on Thursday, February 24th, 2005 from 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held in the Hendren Chapel on Thursday at 12 p.m. Interment at Lakefield Cemetery. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in Toronto at a location and date to be confirmed. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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PICKERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
SPURGEON, D. Illene
Peacefully on Sunday February 20, 2005 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in her 78th year. Illene, beloved wife of the late George. Loved mother of the late Keith Eric. Dear sister of Bruce (Woodstock), Chris COOK, Glenn (Lindsay), Keith (Mesa, Arizona) and the late Ada PICKERING and Don FORSTER (Ft. Myers.) Visitation at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville from 2-4 Wednesday. Private Family Service. Cremation. For those who wish memorial contributions to the Halton Lung Association would be appreciated. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place SPURGEON in the subject line.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
PICKERING, Lillian Victoria (née REDDISH)
"The lovely lady with the beautiful smile." Born July 6, 1919, Lillian passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, April 4, 2005. After a 40 year career with the C.N.R., Lilly volunteered for an additional 10 years in the Eye Clinic at Saint Joseph's Hospital. Beloved daughter of Alfred and Lillian REDDISH, she will be dearly missed by her son, John and her three beautiful granddaughters, Aimee, Linsay and Brooke. Lillian was a very special person who was loved by all who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home located at 436 Roncesvalles Avenue on Friday, April 8, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
AIKINS, Edna Gertrude (formerly WELLINGTON, née ALTON)
Peacefully at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, in her 89th year. Loving wife of the late Edgar AIKINS (1972-1998) and the late Harold WELLINGTON (1939-1964.) Dear mother of Joan GARSON and her husband David, and Jean MENDEZ. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Luis MENDEZ, Scott and Andrea GARSON. Sister of Ellen PICKERING and her husband Art, sister-in-law of Mildred STEPHENS. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Ernest HAJCSAR and caring nurses of J.B.M.H. 5 West. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Thursday 6-9 p.m. and on Friday, April 29, 2005, at Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Avenue, Burlington, from 9: 30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Emily Cemetery, Omemee at 3: 30 p.m. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be sincerely appreciated.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
WEES, Hilda Ilene (née BABCOCK) and Terry Lee
Hilda Ilene WEES, age 81, formerly of Chatham passed away peacefully at Livingston Lodge, Scarborough on Monday, April 25, 2005. She was born in Dawn Township, daughter of the late Ernest and Dora (SHAW) BABCOCK. Hilda is predeceased by her husband Sherman George WEES, her son Terry WEES on April 25, 2005, and her brother Wilson BABCOCK. Loving mother of Cindy and John STEEP of Toronto and Margaret WEES of Las Vegas, Nevada. Loved and sadly missed by her grandchildren Brent and Jackie WEES of Toronto, Todd and Janet WEES of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Justin and Amy WEES of San Diego, California, Lindsay and Dan PICKERING of Embro, and Robyn HODGE of Toronto. A loving great-grandmother to Eva WEES, Maggie WEES and Mason PICKERING. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Rita TIFFIN of Tupperville and Bessie BABCOCK of Wallaceburg. Hilda was an Associate Member of the Canadian Legion Branch 628, Chatham and will be greatly missed by many wonderful Friends in the Chatham and Toronto areas. The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Donna WATERRUD of Chatham, Dr. James CHIAROTTO and Pamela WEST of Centenary Hospital, Scarborough, the staff of St. Andrew's Residence, Chatham, and the staff of Scarborough Retirement Centre, Scarborough. A special heartfelt thank you to the staff of Livingston Lodge Palliative Care for touching our hearts and easing our pain. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Monday, May 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Allan LIVINGSTONE officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society.
Terry Lee WEES, age 58, formerly of Chatham and Toronto, passed away suddenly at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, April 25, 2005. Beloved husband of Margaret (McEWEN) WEES, loving father of Brent and Jackie WEES of Toronto, Todd and Janet WEES of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Justin and Amy WEES of San Diego, California, and step-son Kent and Leslie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Kingston. A loving grandfather to Eva WEES, Maggie WEES, and Dylan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and a loving brother to Cindy and John STEEP of Toronto. An extra special uncle, who will be greatly missed by Lindsay and Dan PICKERING of Embro, and Robyn HODGE of Toronto. Terry is predeceased by his father Sherman George WEES, and his mother Hilda Ilene WEES on April 25, 2005. Although Terry's passing was unexpected, his love of life, Friends and family provided us all with a legacy that will live on in our hearts forever. Cremation has taken place in Las Vegas, Nevada with a Memorial Service to be conducted at a later date in Las Vegas and San Diego. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to Terry is invited to join the family during the period of visitation on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Terry will also be remembered during the funeral service of his mother Hilda WEES on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-08 published
PICKERING, Helen Marie
Peacefully, at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, on Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry Edward PICKERING. Loving mother of Patricia (Keith,) Rhoda (Graham,) Ken and his wife Julie, Scott, Brad, Lorne and his wife Kim, Doug and his wife Denise, and Traci. Cherished grandmother of twenty-four and great-grandmother of twenty. Daughter of the late Rose LEGERE. Survived by sisters Evelyn and Joan, and brother Bob. Predeceased by sister Ruth and brother Fred BEAL. Helen was a resident of Ajax for 45 years before moving to Wilmot Creek. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, June 10, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. Helen was well known for her kindness and generosity - an act of kindness in Helen's memory would be appreciated by the family.

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PICKERING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
PICKERING, Thelma
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Thursday, November 10, 2005, Thelma PICKERING of Bobcaygeon, formerly of Toronto, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Keith PICKERING. Loving mother of Sharon (Rich) LUNNEY of Holland Landing. Devoted Nana of Andrea (Glenn) KAGAWA of Newmarket, Jenny (Mick) SACHDEVA of Toronto, Doug (Lisa) LUNNEY of Bradford. Proud great-grandmother of Julianna, Isabelle, Reid and Abby. Sister-in-law of Gloria DELISLE of Brampton. Sister of the late Richard, Bonnie and Corinne. Family and Friends will be received at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (1-866-393-0063) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service at Trinity United Church, Bobcaygeon, on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Interment Verulam Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Wildlife Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence and donations may be placed at: www.monkfuneralhome.com

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PICKERSGILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-20 published
HOPKINS, Larry Cecil
On June 18, 2005, peacefully, with his family by his side, after a short and courageous battle, Larry Cecil HOPKINS of Ingersoll, at University Hospital London. Larry is survived by his wife and best friend Marlene (FINCH) HOPKINS, his son Regan (Cheryl) HOPKINS of Exeter and daughter Jodi (Brian) EDWARDS of Tillsonburg. He also leaves behind his sisters Ellen (Murray) ROBERTSON of Woodstock, Carol (Robert) SMITH of Innerkip, Laura (Percy) KEARSE of Stirling, brothers Howard (Lynne) HOPKINS of Lambeth, Bruce (Judy) HOPKINS of Detroit, Michigan. Loved brother-in-law of Barbara HULET of Woodstock, David (Sue) FINCH of Otterville, Eileen (Howard) ARTHUR of Norwich, Paul FINCH of Tillsonburg, Tracy (Agatha) FINCH of Tillsonburg, Don (Trudy) PICKERSGILL of Simcoe. Much loved son-in-law of Jerry and Charlie BELL of Tillsonburg. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Alice (1973) and parents Claire (1979) and Myrtle (1976). Larry leaves behind many Friends and coworkers from his many years at the Ford plant in Talbotville. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Monday 7-9 p.m., Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Larry's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday June 22 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Norwich Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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PICKERSGILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-25 published
PICKERSGILL, Allan " Hazen"
Peacefully at his home Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg, Allan "Hazen" PICKERSGILL of Tillsonburg, formerly of Glen Meyer on Friday, September 23, 2005 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Pearl (McKIM) PICKERSGILL (1996.) Dear father of Donald (Trudy) PICKERSGILL of Simcoe. Cherished and much loved grandmother to Jocelyn (Gary) LESAGE of Kitchener; Joel PICKERSGILL of Kitchener, and great grandmother to Lindsey; Lauren, and Kaitlin all of Kitchener. Hazen is survived by his two sisters Jean CARSON of Courtland; Marjorie MATTHEWS of Lambeth, and a brother Gordon PICKERSGILL of Walsingham. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Harold PICKERSGILL, and sister-in-law Marion PICKERSGILL. Hazen was a member of Courtland United Church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Vienna #237. Visitation will be held at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Monday, September 26, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. only. Funeral services for Hazen will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Stan STANHOPE officiating. Interment Courtland United Church Cemetery. A Masonic Memorial Service under the auspice of Vienna Masonic Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #237 will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Monday evening at 7 p.m. At the family's request, memorial donations may be made to Courtland United Church, the Alzheimer's Society, the Parkinson's Foundation and may be arranged through Ostrander's Funeral Home. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com.

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PICKERSGILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-01 published
CORBETT, June Louise (McKIBBIN)
At London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital on Monday, November 28th, 2005, June Louise (McKIBBIN) CORBETT of London in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Ken CORBETT, dear mother of Sharon SKOWRONSKI of London, Janice CORBETT of Clearwater Florida and Sandee and her husband Dennis MARTIN of London. Predeceased by a daughter Patricia PICKERSGILL. Loved by 5 grandchildren: Trevor, Kyle, Charlotte, Jessica, Angela and one great-grand_son Alex. Dear sister of Muriel CLARK, Carol CLARK and Rosemary UNDERHILL and predeceased by her brother Ron McKIBBIN. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton St.) on Friday, December 2nd, 2005 from 1-2 p.m. Memorial service to follow in the chapel at 2 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or the London Humane Society. On line condolences www.evansfuneralhome.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to June CORBETT.

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PICKERSGILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-17 published
Evelyn HORNE, Civil Servant and Volunteer: 1907-2005
Ottawa secretary worked for Mackenzie KING and was acquainted with a succession of prime ministers. From her vantage point at the centre of power, she saw everything and knew everyone
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Page S9
Ottawa -- Everyone came to see Evelyn HORNE to pick her brains on people and policy, including Jean CHRÉTIEN. She spent 30 years at the centre of political power. Starting with Mackenzie KING, Miss HORNE knew five prime ministers in a row, including Louis SSAINTURENT, John DIEFENBAKER, Lester PEARSON and Pierre TRUDEAU.
From 1941 to 1973, Miss HORNE perched just off centre stage as a perceptive spectator of some of the most tumultuous events in recent Canadian history -- from the anxious years of the Second World War to the new welfare state that came later. Surrounded by statesmen, politicians, governors-general and civil servants, Miss HORNE knew practically all of them, many on a first-name basis.
"She told me that she knew CHRÉTIEN when he was a young pup who came and sat on the corner of her desk and talked politics," said her nephew, Robert PIKE of Ottawa.
Other Ottawa mandarins who valued Miss HORNE for her administrative skills during the '40s and '50s included Prime Minister Paul MARTIN's father, Paul MARTIN Sr., Jack PICKERSGILL and C.D. HOWE.
For all that, Miss HORNE never forgot the years she spent working for Mackenzie KING. Getting that job was a "case of being in the right place at the right time and knowing the right people though I would be selling myself short if I didn't admit that I had some native intelligence and was willing to go the second mile into overtime when it was necessary," she said in 1997.
Miss HORNE first attracted Mr. King's attention when, as a provincial civil servant, she was secretary of the committee organizing the Nova Scotia segment of the 1939 visit to Canada of King George Virgin Islands and Queen Elizabeth.
"When Mr. KING asked to meet me during his tour of East Coast defences in the fall of 1940, I knew I was to be interviewed for a job. And what an interview! Presumably, someone had told him that I could write a fairly good letter; he asked me nothing about my work capabilities," said Miss HORNE.
Instead, Mr. KING quizzed her about the architectural features of the room they were sitting in at Nova Scotia's Province House, Canada's oldest seat of government. "[It was] the most perfect example of Adam architecture in North America. He asked me to explain the symbolism of the bas-relief around the fireplace and recount the history behind the life-size portraits of kings and queens that adorned the walls," she said.
Fortunately, Miss HORNE knew all the answers and found herself in Ottawa in January of 1941. "My first reaction was disappointment. I found the city dull and boring -- after Halifax. There was no immediate awareness that there was a war on. And I was very disappointed in [my new] job. I was assigned to do the 'routine correspondence.' "
It was so simple and repetitive, she was "bored to tears. When I could stand it no longer, I complained to the boss -- not Mr. KING, of course, but [to his] principal secretary. I said I wanted to go back home. The work was too easy -- there was no challenge I didn't have enough to do. As a result, I was given the responsibility for the whole of the Prime Minister's correspondence."
That task was not without its lighter moments, Miss HORNE told her niece, Frances PIKE. " One day, she reached an envelope addressed 'To the Biggest Prick in Canada.' There was nothing inside except an unused condom. 'Mr. PICKERSGILL,' she said, 'what do I do with this'? He said, 'Miss HORNE, I'll take care of it. As far as the contents are concerned, you may do with it what you will.'"
Although Miss HORNE rarely saw Mr. KING during the war, the Prime Minister's Office "was an exciting place to be, right at the heart of government, during those increasingly intense years of war. There were so many pressing concerns, and all kinds of people wrote to the Prime Minister about all kinds of problems. I had to find the answers, or find the people who could.
"I learned so much, not only about government, but also about the people of this country, who showed so much courage, stoicism, and forbearance in the face of all the tragedy and the hardships that affected us all during those terrible years."
In 1946, Miss HORNE moved from the East Block to Laurier House, Mr. KING's home, where she handled his personal correspondence and did some speechwriting. "I became acquainted with [him] as a person, and I liked him."
In 1950, Miss HORNE struck an early blow for women's rights after she went to work for the assistant private secretary to Robert WINTERS, then minister of reconstruction and supply. Despite all her experience, Mr. WINTERS "wouldn't take her on trips because he thought that was unseemly. So he hired a man, whom she had to train. He was hopeless, but making more money than her," said Mr. PIKE, the nephew.
When Miss HORNE complained to her boss that she should be earning as much as the new man, he retorted that he saw no reason for a raise -- she was making excellent money "for a woman."
"So she packed up and went home," said Mr. PIKE. " Then she called Jack PICKERSGILL, who told her to sit tight for a few days and he'd see what he could do. Very soon after, she went to work for Ellen FAIRCLOUGH at the Department of Citizenship and Immigration."
Miss HORNE finished her career with the federal government in 1973 when she retired from the National Film Board. Awarded the Coronation Medal in 1953 and the Centennial Medal in 1967, she received a Governor-General's Caring Canadian Award in 2004 for her years spent as a volunteer.
Miss HORNE first started volunteering during the First World War, when she knitted scarves for the troops. "I distinctly remember the outbreak of the war in 1914, and I recall many occasions when I went to the train station in Truro with my mother to meet the troop trains to present gifts of food and cigarettes and warm knitted items."
When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Miss HORNE's volunteering became a "way of life. I worked as a check-girl for the weekly dances at the famous North End Services Canteen, and playing the odd game of snooker with the boys who didn't feel like dancing. Many times, I would best serve by lending a sympathetic ear or looking at pictures of sweethearts or wives and children back home."
Life in Halifax during the war was grim, she recounted. "The most vulnerable spot in all of Canada, the city was actually at war and everyone pitched in to help. I can laughingly say that my war work was entertaining and being entertained by the officers of the great battleships that anchored in Halifax harbour. We had a lively social life.
"But the shadow of war was always close at hand; and more than once, men I had danced with one night were brought back two days later, burned beyond recognition when their ship was torpedoed by German U-boats just beyond the harbour headlands. Volunteer visits to Camp Hill, the [military] hospital, were a high priority for me at that time."
Evelyn Annie Ethel HORNE was born on February 23, 1907, in Truro, Nova Scotia She died of heart failure on March 21, 2005, in Ottawa. She was 98. She leaves her niece, Frances; nephews Robert, David, Peter and Donald; 16 great-nieces; and 11 great-great-nieces and nephews.

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PICKERSGILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-09 published
PICKERSGILL, John Whitney, 1997 -- Died This Day
Wednesday, November 9, 2005, Page S9
Politician born in Wyecombe, Ontario, on June 23, 1905.
While he was a boy, his family moved to a homestead in Manitoba where they farmed. He breezed through the University of Manitoba and then went to Oxford to study history. In 1929, he returned to Manitoba to be a college lecturer but fancied a better salary. In 1936, he wrote the civil-service examination. When he arrived in Ottawa in 1937, he expected to join the Department of External Affairs but, instead, was sent to the Prime Minister's Office for what he was told would be a short term. Nobody lasted more than six weeks with Mackenzie KING. He not only survived but rose to become Clerk of the Privy Council. In between, he met Joey SMALLWOOD and came to support the cause of Newfoundland's joining Canada. In 1953, he ran for Parliament in Bonavista-Twillingate and became Newfoundland's representative in the federal cabinet. In 1954, he became minister of citizenship and immigration. During the Diefenbaker years, he was an effective voice in opposition. When the Liberals returned to office in 1963 under Lester PEARSON, he became secretary of state and House leader. In 1964, he accepted the transport portfolio and introduced the National Transportation Act, at the same time creating the job of chairman of the transport commission at a salary of $40,000 a year. He then wrote the job description and arranged for his own appointment. He was a master at turning the wheels of government, a skill that earned him a grudging tribute from Mr. DIEFENBAKER: " Parliament without Pick would be like hell without the devil."

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