THOBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-04 published
THOBURN, Kenneth
At Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in his 48th year. Ken THOBURN was the beloved partner of Alyce HILL of Toronto. Dear brother of Tim and his wife Karen of Lindsay. Loving uncle of Andrew and Jason. Predeceased by his parents Audrey (2004) and Ron THOBURN (2003.) The family of Ken THOBURN will receive Friends at the Jardine Funeral Home, "Illman-Platten Chapel", 8 Princes St. West, Fenelon Falls on Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Fenelon Falls Cemetery. Memorial donations to Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.jardinefuneralhomes.com.

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THODE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-23 published
THODE, Henry George, 1997 -- Died This Day
Wednesday, March 23, 2005, Page S9
Scientist and educator born in Dundurn, Saskatchewan., on September After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, he went to the United States for his doctorate. In 1939, he returned home to join McMaster University. In 1957, he became vice-president of the school and, four years later, president. He promoted science faculties, acquired a nuclear-research reactor and performed research on lunar rocks brought back by Apollo astronauts. He became a companion of the Order of Canada in 1967.

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THODY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-21 published
KILBOURNE, Madeline
Peacefully at Versa Care Centre, Delaware on Saturday, February 19th, 2005, Madeline KILBOURNE in her 87th year. Daughter of the late Alonzo and Rosetta KILBOURNE. Dearly loved by her brothers and sisters, Dorothy THODY of Komoka, Marguerite IRELAND of Delaware, Gordon KILBOURNE of Komoka, Jean and Harold KILBOURNE of High Gate, Russell KILBOURNE of Komoka, Shirley and Mike READY of Komoka and Barb and Edward KILBOURNE of Barrie. Predeceased by siblings Gladys HACKETT and William and Lloyd KILBOURNE. Loved by many nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service will be held at Woodhull Cemetery at a later date. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 264-1100.

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THODY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-26 published
THODY, Alton (October 8, 1914-February 29, 2004)
This year comes with deep regret
It brings back a day we can never forget
You left so suddenly with no goodbye.
Missing you is a heartache that never goes away.
Life has gone on without you
But it's never been the same.
Lovingly remembered by wife Dorothy and family.

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THODY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
THODY, Emily Margaret and Jessica Catherine
At birth, Emily and Jessica were suddenly called away to watch over us on February 24 - 25, 2005. Precious little twin daughters of Karen and Don THODY of Waterloo. Granddaughters of Jean and Elliott PITT of Mississauga and Marie and David THODY of Komoka. Dear nieces of Cathy and Jeff COLCLOUGH of Burlington and Denise and Daren RAOUX of London. Cousins to Reece and Ryan COLCLOUGH and Emma and Kate RAOUX. A small private service is to be held by the immediate family. A very special thank you to Dr. Valerie MUELLER and the staff at McMaster University Medical Centre for their exemplary care and compassion during this time. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Thames Valley District School Board/Parkview Public School (10008 Oxbow Drive, Komoka, Ontario N0L 1R0) Emily and Jessica Thody Memorial Award Fund or the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donations can be arranged through Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445

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THODY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-29 published
BALL, John T.
After a courageous battle with Leukemia for over 7 months, on Monday, March 28, 2005, at London Health Sciences Centre Westminster Campus, John T. BALL of Komoka in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Lorna BALL (née THODY.) Loving father of Lorrie, Jamie, and Jaison BALL. Dear son of Reta BALL of London and the late Frank BALL and son-in-law of Dorothy THODY of Komoka and the late Alton THODY. Dear brother of Ron (Pat) BALL of Thamesford and sister Karen MULLET (née BALL) of Oshawa. Also sadly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as many Friends in the Karate, skiing and golfing communities. John's complete and utter devotion to his family and Friends will leave us with many precious memories. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Komoka Chapel, (22568 Komoka Rd.) on Wednesday March 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday in the chapel commencing at 11 a.m. with Reverend Charles SEED officiating. Interment Woodhull Cemetery. Donations to the London Health Sciences Centre Westminster Campus Level 7, Tower 2 Adult Oncology or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy.

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THODY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-03-01 published
THODY, Alton
In memory of Alton THODY, October 8, 1914 February 29, 2004.
This year comes with deep regret
It brings back a day we can never forget.
You left so suddenly with no goodbye
Missing you is a heartache
That never goes away.
Life has gone on without you
But its never been the same.
Lovingly remembered by wife, Dorothy, and family

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T'HOF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
OP T'HOF, Catharina Maria
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, April 9, 2005, Catharina Maria OP T'HOF of Strathmere Lodge and formerly of Alvinston in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband Pieter (1997.) Dear mother of Bert and Margaret OPTHOF of Alvinston and Joe and Lynne OPTHOF of Woodstock and grandmother of Anne Marie and Joe MIGCHELS, Jeff and Heather OPTHOF, Brett, Nicholas, Taylor OPTHOF and Paul HUARD. Also loved by 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 grandchildren and 2 sisters in Holland. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Monday evening from 7-9p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, at 11 a.m. Reverend Jo-Anne SYMINGTON officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice. Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home, 287-2831

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THOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
Ottawa fire kills 5 in family
3 rescued from blaze in flat over grocery store
Man, son-in-law and grand_son in critical condition
By Andrew MILLS, Staff Reporter
Ottawa -- As fire ripped through his family's apartment over their grocery store, Macara THACH was able to rescue his grand_son before turning back into the blaze to try to save more of his family.
But the flames had grown and they seared THACH's hair, hands and face, and he was forced to retreat.
Minutes later, firefighters arrived; they were able to save only one of THACH's six other family members, his son-in-law, Bunny Svay, 25. Five died at the scene.
They were identified by Friends and neighbours as THACH's wife, Kol Yan THACH, their daughter Lily, 23, and their sons Gary, 14, Danny, 13, and Sunny, 12.
Police have not yet confirmed the names.
THACH, his son-in-law and grand_son, Sy PHENG, thought to be about 14 months, all were in the hospital yesterday in critical condition.
Firefighters do not know what caused the blaze that ripped through the Mekong Grocery and upstairs three-bedroom flat, but are calling it Ottawa's worst fire in memory.
Crews attacked the fire from both ends of the two-storey building in Ottawa's Chinatown district. One crew ventured up the front stairs twice, removing three victims.
"At the same time, the crews went in through the back and encountered a victim, said deputy chief Jim ULLETT. " The crews went back in...
"They found one, brought that occupant out, went back in and fought the fire for approximately three or four minutes, found the sixth victim and brought that victim out."
The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, said paramedics chief Anthony DI MONTE.
A family friend, Sao THOK, said the family had been in Canada about 20 years. Only their daughter, Lily, was born abroad, when THACH and his wife were living in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border.
The young couple had joined many other Cambodians who fled fighting between the Khmer Rouge and Vietnamese troops. For years, they shuffled from refugee camp to refugee camp, waiting to be admitted to another country, Sao THOK said.
Eventually the family made it to Canada and for the past few years their livelihood has depended on the Mekong Grocery, an Asian convenience store named after the river that snakes through their homeland. The shop was a mom-and-pop business, customers said, where all family members were expected to pitch in.
Three weeks ago, Lily's husband, a man she had married in Cambodia a few years ago, arrived in Canada for the first time, neighbours said yesterday.
There was a party to mark his arrival and some of this city's 1,500 or so Cambodians attended.
When the fire broke out sometime before 1: 40 a.m. yesterday, there were eight people living in the tiny apartment above the Mekong Grocery.
Everyone would have been in bed: the three boys in their bunk beds in the living room, Lily, her husband and the toddler, in the cramped back bedroom and Macara and Kol YAN, both in their mid-50s, each in their tiny rooms in the front, said Guerin GARVEY, 13, a friend of the boys.
The fire probably started in one of the front bedrooms, said Trevor BAIN of the Ontario Fire Marshall's Office.
That office and the Ottawa police arson squad are investigating the blaze.

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THOM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-21 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Murray
At Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, in Owen Sound, on Monday, September 19th, 2005. Murray DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of R.R.#1, Meaford, son of the late Percy and Mabel DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Lois and loving father of Nancy of Burlington and Julie and her husband Brad VAIL of Meaford. Sadly missed Grandpa of Matthew and Allie. Dear brother of Mack (Betty) DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and brother-in-law of Yvonne (Jim) THOM, all of Meaford. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher Street East in Meaford, on Wednesday from 2: 00 until 4:00 and 7:00 until 9: 00 p.m. Pythagoras Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons G.R.C. No. 137 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at Knox Presbyterian Church, Meaford, on Thursday, September 22nd at 1: 30 o'clock. Committal and interment services will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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THOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-19 published
COOK, Robert Joseph
At Huronview on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, Robert Joseph COOK of Goderich in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Mildred (SCOTT) COOK. Dear father of Leone and Jack THOM of Goderich, Wayne and Michelle COOK of Calgary and Harold COOK of Goderich. Loving grandfather of 4 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. Brother of Francis O'GRADY of Richmond, British Columbia, and Bernice DAVIDSON of Goderich. Predeceased by great-granddaughter Erica COOK and brothers Frank and Jack COOK. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday morning at 11: 00. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Donations to Huronview Volunteer Auxiliary or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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THOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
LAUR, Steve
Peacefully, with his loving family by his side, June 28, 2005, Steve LAUR lost his courageous battle with cancer at the age of 63. Loving husband of 44 years to Betty Anne (THORNTON) LAUR. Devoted father of Michael and Debbie LAUR and Stephanie and Darcy GRANT. Cherished psychotic grandfather of Lindsay, Emily, Alyssa and Cassie. Survived by his mother Grace LAUR, his sister Jennifer and husband Ed, his brothers Ross and wife Linda, Dave and wife Marg, and Dale and wife Diane, and by his mother-in-law Marguerite THORNTON. Predeceased by his sister Donna Jean WARNER, his father Leonard LAUR, and his father-in-law Tom THORNTON.
Steve also had many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, but will be especially missed by nieces Janis THOM and Deb HOLLAND and their families. Steve will be fondly remembered by all the staff and patrons of Bowl-A-Rama including all his Friends in the Hot Shots. Steve was also involved in the London Block Parent and Neighbourhood Watch and will be missed by many. Thank-you to the attentive staff at Victoria Hospital for their support. A special thanks to Dr. Joseph CHIN and Dr. Lucy PEZZUTO for their ongoing care over the years. Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the memorial service will be conducted on Friday, July 1, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Steve, are asked to consider The London Health Sciences Foundation - Dr. Joseph Chin's Urology Research or the Canadian Cancer Society. "Deeply missed and forever in our hearts"

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THOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-24 published
PERREAULT, Florence Lillian (née BROWN)
In hospital Pembroke on Friday, July 22nd, 2005 in her 75th year. Florence Lillian PERREAULT (née BROWN) of Pembroke, beloved wife of Rolland PERREAULT. Loving mother of Shauna (died at birth,) Wendy (David) WUNSCH of Manitoulin Island, Tanya (Ed) PERREAULT of Brampton, Richard (Laurie) of London and Michele (Tim) SMYTH of London. Caring grandmother of Justin, Meghan and Michael. Dear sister of Emily, Ralph and Alfred. Predeceased by parents Oliver and Sarah BROWN (née THOM,) by infant daughter Shauna, by sister Olive, and by brother Harold. Visitation at the Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella Street, Pembroke on Monday after 9: 30 a.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, July 25th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Columba's Cemetery, Pembroke. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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THOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-08 published
TURNER, Robert Gordon
Retired Royal Canadian Regiment. Passed away suddenly in Sackville, New Brunswick on Saturday, August 6, 2005, in his 78th year. Robert "Bob" TURNER of Petawawa, beloved husband of Marline TURNER (née THOM.) Dear father of Brenda COTTON (Guy.) Predeceased by his son Richard. Grandfather to Derek and Chantal. Predeceased by his parents Maynard and Lillian TURNER. Brother of Louise BATESON (husband Derek,) Cambridge, Ontario; Mary MORRISON, Nova Scotia; Dorothy TATTRIE, Nova Scotia; William TURNER (wife Carol), Cambridge; Lawrence TURNER (wife Shirley,) Cambridge; and Kenneth TURNER (wife Lollie,) Taber, Alberta. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer Funeral Home, 141 Renfrew Street, Pembroke on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Walford United Cemetery, Walford, Ontario on Thursday, August 11th 2005 at 11 a.m. (As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.)

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THOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-21 published
THOM, James Lewis
Born Paterson, New Jersey, 1921 passed away at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver April 19, 2005. Lived all his life in Canada and is survived by his beloved wife Martine and sons Colin and Graeme, from a previous marriage. Past President of Montreal Shipping Inc. and Alderman City of Westmount, James held positions of responsibility in shipping and international trade organizations. Past President Montreal Sailors' Institute, Mariners House and Mt. Bruno Golf Club all of Montreal. Private family service with internment to follow at Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

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THOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-14 published
James KENNEDY, Airman, Car Dealer And Arts Patron: (1918-2005)
Shot down over Europe in 1944, he later helped build an arts centre
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, October 14, 2005, Page S9
When it came to luck in bombing runs over Europe, Jim KENNEDY was one of the rare ones. Of every 100 aircrew that flew in heavy bombers, only 24 survived unscathed. Many were killed over Europe, others were badly injured and some ended up as prisoners of war.
James KENNEDY was the one airman in 100 who bailed out and made it back to his base in England. In late May, 1944, about two weeks before the Allied invasion of Normandy, the Lancaster bomber in which Flying Officer KENNEDY was the navigator was shot down while on a bombing mission to Metz in Alsace-Lorraine, French territory annexed by Germany in 1940.
Shot down near Paris, all the crew parachuted to safety, but only Mr. KENNEDY avoided capture. He found himself alone in a wooded area with his escape kit, which included a needle and thread, a razor, soap and a compass.
Jim KENNEDY followed instructions airmen were given: Bury your parachute and contact the local parish priest. He did and was soon in the hands of the French Resistance. Since he didn't speak French, he posed as someone who couldn't speak at all as he travelled across France toward Spain.
"He and the brave young French woman guiding him walked right through the centre of Paris. Challenged by a German, the woman flew into a rage about German bullying, saying her brother was a mute and terrified -- and it worked," said Geoff GODDARD, Mr. KENNEDY's son-in-law.
The progress of an airman evading capture was never a secret. The British had a special group, Military Intelligence 9, set up just to deal with making sure captured airmen made it out. There were several routes, the shortest one from Brittany in northern France to Cornwall in England. Jim KENNEDY took the long route over the mountains to Spain.
Five weeks after being shot down, he crossed the Pyrenees. This was dangerous; the entrances to the mountain passes were guarded by the Germans and the Vichy French. Once in Spain, he contacted the British authorities and was back in England around June 29. That day, his family in Canada received a telegram to say he was safe.
Military intelligence interrogated returning airmen, to find out details of their escape and to stop Germans from infiltrating any spies (which never actually happened.) Mr. KENNEDY was allowed to return to his squadron, though he never flew another mission. Almost all airmen who evaded capture were not allowed back to regular operations in case they were captured and disclosed anything about the escape route.
Jim KENNEDY was born in Vancouver. His father had been a prospector in the Yukon, but later opened a general store in New Westminster, British Columbia When that failed in the Depression, the family moved to Windsor, Ontario After finishing high school in Windsor, Jim worked as a salesman in a local store until he joined the Air Force in 1942.
After the war, Mr. KENNEDY went to work for the Ford Motor Co. of Canada and moved up in the marketing department, relocating to Winnipeg, Montreal and then Toronto. He ended at Ford headquarters in Oakville, Ontario, as director of passenger-car marketing. In 1960, he took over a failing Ford dealership in Oakville and renamed it Kennedy Ford.
The dealership became a success, moving locations as it expanded and prospered. He was the sole owner of, and ran, the dealership until 1983, when he sold the franchise to his sales manager. It is still named Kennedy Ford.
Like a character from a Sinclair Lewis novel, Mr. KENNEDY was involved in all levels of his community, from Oakville and Ontario provincial politics -- where he was a diehard Tory -- to raising money for the local arts centre. He and other business leaders would discuss politics and the future of the city over a few games of cribbage and lunch at the Oakville Club. He was also a member of the local Rotary Club.
One of Mr. KENNEDY's lasting achievements was helping to build the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (he served as its founding chairman in 1974). At first, he had wanted to convert Oakville's old Odeon Theatre; when that didn't work, Mr. KENNEDY raised a lot of money, including a large donation from Ford, Oakville's largest employer. The theatre opened in 1977.
"It was designed by Ron THOM, of Shaw Festival fame, and it remains one of the finest smaller theatres of its type," said Ron PLANCHE, a Liberal Party organizer in Oakville at the time. "Without Jim's leadership, the theatre would have ended up as just another two-rink arena."
James F. KENNEDY started his car dealership the same year John F. KENNEDY was elected president of the United States. Mr. KENNEDY always liked to use the initials J.F.K., and that's what many members of his family called him.
After he sold his business, he spent half the year in North Palm Beach, Florida, the other half in Oakville. This meant that he could play golf 12 months a year -- and he did.
James Flood KENNEDY was born in Vancouver on May 8, 1918. He died in Oakville on September 24. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and his daughters Kim and Shannon.

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THOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-02 published
MUIR, Dollie May Wong (née GIN)
Peacefully, at her home in Victoria, British Columbia on October 28, 2005, after a six-month struggle with cancer. Dollie was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan on December 11, 1944 to the late Wong and May GIN. She is survived by her husband, William; brother-in-law James (Margaret) of Toronto; stepdaughter Claire (Mark HUISMAN) and stepson Alastair of Toronto; sister Joeline (Sammy) SHONG of Victoria; and five brothers: Sueloge (Elaine) GIN, Ken GIN, and Henry GIN, all of Herbert, Saskatchewan; King (Gayle, deceased) GIN of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan; and Dan (Julie) THOM of Akron, Ohio. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Dollie attended schools in Herbert and Victoria, and studied at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan. She retired from teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Regina in 1997 to come to Victoria. Earlier she had worked in credit reporting in Regina. Among her activities there were Credit Women International and the University Women's Club. She did extensive volunteer work in adult literacy, for which she received an award from the Regina Public Library.
Travel was one of Dollie's pleasures, and she had fond memories of wine country tours in Oregon, California, and the Okanagan, extensive trips to Europe and Asia, and of winter months spent in Mexico. She enjoyed physical activities such as early morning jogging, scuba diving, and pumping iron with the Gym Goons at Planet Fitness. Among the groups in Victoria that will miss Dollie's contributions are the Hillside Mall Walkers Club, the Oak Bay Tea Party, and the Saanich Sommeliers winemaking club. Moving to Victoria presented a challenge that she revelled in: designing a house and a garden that would end up on the cover of Gardens West. One of the bitterest blows that cancer dealt her was preventing her from passing the final test that would have qualified her for membership in the British Columbia Guild of Wine Judges.
A celebration of Dollie's life will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2005 starting at 2: 00 p.m. at the Horseshoe Club of Victoria at 620 Kenneth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice, whose compassionate and professional care helped ease Dollie's way along her difficult voyage.

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THOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
WARD, David Edward
(The Simcoe Free Church, Thornton, Ontario) Peacefully surrounded by his family at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Saturday, June 4th, 2005. Dave WARD of Shanty Bay and formerly of Alliston and Cookstown in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Janet (nee THOM.) Loving father of James (Jamie) WARD of Barrie. Dear brother of Grant (Donna,) Joy VOETH, Peter (Marj,) and Elizabeth WARD. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, relatives, and Church Families. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street), Barrie, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from The Simcoe Free Church, Thornton, Ontario, on Wednesday morning June 8th at 11 o'clock. Cremation. In memory of Dave, donations to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com

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THOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-22 published
LUMSDEN, Alexander Charles, C.D.; F.S.T.S.
Peacefully, at his home on Tuesday, June 21st, 2005 aged 82. Predeceased by his beloved wife Rachel (née PETTIGREW.) Loving father of Alexander (Sandy) predeceased, daughter Sharon and husband George MERCER of St. Catharines, son David and his wife Lorna of St. Catharines, daughter Sheila and husband Todd FINLEY of Kelowna, British Columbia and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cherished brother of Stewart and Barbara (deceased,) Shirley and husband Jack THOM, William and wife Dolores of Hamilton. World War 2 Veteran, executive member of Royal Canadian Legion Earlscourt Branch 65, 48th Highlanders of Canada Pipe Band, past member of Toronto Scottish Regimental Pipe Band and Toronto Irish Regimental Pipe Band. Organizer and first pipe major of 177th Toronto Boy Scout Pipe Band (Gordon Tartan), Knox Presbyterian Church. Past member of Scarborough Artillery Corps (Militia). Active member of Don Valley Artist Club. Awarded fellow of Scottish Tartan Society, F.S.T.S. January 1996, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland. Alex was an avid bowler, five and ten pin, and lawn bowler at Kew Gardens in Lawrence Park. He enjoyed his Scottish heritage with many trips to the olde country. Special thanks for the help given by his granddaughter Jennifer MERCER, R.N. and Rebecca DICK, R.N., parish nurse at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), 416-488-1101 an Wednesday, June 22nd from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service is being held on Thursday, June 23rd at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Avenue (east of Avenue Road) at 1 p.m. with visitation from 12 noon. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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THOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-06 published
THOM, Doreen Agnes
Peacefully at Seven Oaks Home for the Aged on Monday, July 4th, 2005 in her 69th year. Doreen, beloved wife of Peter. Loving mother of Valerie and her husband Kevin and Elaine and her husband Mike. Grandma will be fondly remembered by Kyle, Angela, Stephen, Eric and Matthew. Doreen will be deeply missed by her sister Eleanor and her husband George and her brother Alex and his wife Janet, her nieces Jennifer and her son Nathan, Gillian and Amanda. Heartfelt Thank You to the staff at Seven Oaks for their dedicated service over the last three years. Memorial Service to be held in Wexford Presbyterian Church on Thursday, July 7th, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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THOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
THOM, William McKerron "Bill"
"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence."
Unexpectedly in Kingston, on Saturday, December 10, 2005, in his 68th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Johanna, of Apsley. Loving father of Brynley THOM (Cameron) of Ottawa, and Angela ELLIS (Greg) of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Emily and Kate ELLIS. Dear brother of David THOM (Bonnie,) their children Michael and Susan, and Margo PHIPPEN (Dave,) their children Rob, Chris and Jock. In keeping with Bill's wishes, cremation will be immediate, followed by a private family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, North Kawartha Public Library (705-656-4333) or North Kawartha Food Bank in Apsley (705-656-1748), in Bill's memory. James Reid Cataraqui Chapel 151 years of family tradition www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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THOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
THOM, William Mckerron " Bill"
"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence."
Unexpectedly in Kingston, on Saturday, December 10, 2005, in his 68th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Johanna, of Apsley. Loving father of Brynley THOM (Cameron) of Ottawa, and Angela ELLIS (Greg) of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Emily and Kate ELLIS. Dear brother of David THOM (Bonnie,) their children Michael and Susan, and Margo PHIPPEN (Dave,) their children Rob, Chris and Jock. In keeping with Bill's wishes, cremation will be immediate, followed by a private family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, North Kawartha Public Library (705-656-4333) or North Kawartha Food Bank in Apsley (705-656-1748), in Bill's memory.
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THOMAES o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-30 published
THOMAES, Linda (née DAVYDUCK)
Mrs. Linda THOMAES a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Monday, March 21, 2005 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus" in Wallaceburg, at the age of 58 years. Linda was born in Windsor and was a daughter of the late George and Verneta (SHAW) DAVYDUCK. Beloved companion of Bill KESERU of Wallaceburg. Dear mother of Dave THOMAES of Hungary and Terry THOMAES and his companion Elly CONNELL and her son Brandon of Wallaceburg. Kind sister and sister-in-law of Jill and Wayne OUELLETTE of Dover Centre, Lisa LOZON and her friend Dale RABIDEAU of Wallaceburg, Robert and Johanna DAVYDUCK of Kanata and Larry and Georgina DAVYDUCK of Wallaceburg. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The late Linda THOMAES rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg until Wednesday, March 23, 2005 when the funeral service was held from the funeral home at 12 noon, with Reverend Bob WHALLS, Officiating. Cremation followed and the interment of ashes has taken place in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Linda THOMAES.

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THOMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-07 published
McLEAN, Barbara June (formerly ROBINSON, née THOMAN)
With her family by her side, Barbara June (THOMAN) (ROBINSON) McLEAN, passed away on January 5, 2005 in her 78th year at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Arthur ROBINSON and the late Malcolm (Pete) McLEAN. Loving mother of Elaine (ROBINSON) and Jim WARD of Forest, Barb (McLEAN) and Don WARD of Ailsa Craig and Judy (McLEAN) and Ed PRESZCATOR of London. Proud grandmother of Elizabeth and Marvin GILES, Bill and Evelyn WARD, David and Sara-Jane WARD- BADENOCH, Jeff WARD and friend Jennifer MOORE and Kim and Bill BEIERLING. Survived by several great-grandchildren. Survived by brother Bruce THOMAN and wife Opal and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by parents Orville and Vida THOMAN and sister Helen LARKIN. Resting at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig, where the funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 9 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment Parkhill Cemetery. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses or the charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Barbara McLEAN.

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THOMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-20 published
THOMAN, Bruce Orval
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, May 19, 2005. Bruce O. THOMAN of Parkhill in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Opal (McLACHLAN) THOMAN. Dear father of Janet and Melvin KARR of Sarnia, Joanne and Paul MYERS of London, Rob and Anne THOMAN of Parkhill. Grandfather to Shawn and Cheryl KARR, Graham and Emily MYERS, Greg and Lea THOMAN. Predeceased by parents Orval and Vida THOMAN, sisters Helen LARKIN and Barbara McLEAN. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 21 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Reverend Doug WRIGHT will officiate. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca A Parkhill Legion Branch 341 memorial funeral service in the funeral home at 6: 45 p.m. Friday. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. THOMAN at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-24 published
HEWITT, Herbert Hinton
Peacefully at Gateway Haven, in Wiarton, Tuesday evening, March 22nd, 2005. Herb HEWITT, of Wiarton, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late former, Betty CHILTON and late former, Catherine (Kate) McARTHUR. Loved father of June MOORE, of Mar, Garry and his wife, Mary, of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Dan, of R.R.#1, Wiarton and his friend, Linda, Bryan and his wife, Ann, of R.R.#6, Wiarton and his stepson, Jim MITCHELL and his wife, Andrea, of Marathon. Dear father-in-law of Les THOMAS, of R.R.#1, Wiarton and Mary HEWITT, of Port Elgin. Lovingly remembered by his seventeen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his daughter, Alba THOMAS, son-in-law, Alymer MOORE and his brother, Art. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth, Saturday, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Jack TWEDDLE officiating. Spring interment, Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Memorial contributions to the Wiarton Hospital would be appreciated as your expressions of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com
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THOMAS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-16 published
DALE, Howard George
(42 year employee, Toronto Star) At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Monday, June 13th, 2005, at the age of 79 years, Howard DALE, of Port Elgin. Beloved husband of Jean DALE. Father of Steve and his wife Sandra, of Ottawa, Gary and his wife Mary-Lou, of Port Elgin. Gramps to Jason and Jody, Jeff and Lisette, Stephen and Alex, Samantha, Lynsey and Jordan. Brother of Ruth NICHOLSON, of Scarborough, James DALE, of Innisfill, Charles DALE and his wife Vel, of Oshawa, Gwen and her husband Richard FREVE, of Beaverton, and Harry DALE and his wife Mary, of Wlberforce. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Vel DALE and Rita DALE, and Irene THOMAS and her husband Earle. He is predeceased by his brother Bill. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral service will be conducted in Faith Lutheran Church, 525 Ivings Dr., Port Elgin, on Friday at 2: 00 p.m. with the Reverend Margaret GREENHOW and the Reverend Dwight BIGGS officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Parkinson Foundation or Ontario Special Olympics would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #340, Port Elgin, will hold a memorial service in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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THOMAS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-21 published
THOMAS, Earl Frederick William
At Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Tuesday, July 19th, 2005. Earl Frederick William THOMAS of Clarksburg, in his 79th year. son of the late Frederick and Alice THOMAS. Beloved husband of the former Rachel CAPUNO, of Clarksburg. Dear father of Josh, at home. Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Beth, and her husband, Dan FORD, of Nottawa. Predeceased by his sister, Jean EASTLEY. Visitation will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury, on Thursday from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, July 22nd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Brian GOODINGS of Grace United Church, in Thornbury, officiating. Interment will take place at Thornbury Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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THOMAS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-03 published
PERRY, Verna Leanore (formerly BLAKE, ARSENEAULT, née FISH)
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Wiarton, Monday evening August 1st, 2005. The former Verna FISH, of Wiarton, formerly of Windsor, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Ray PERRY, and former wife of George BLAKE and the late Joseph ARSENEAULT. Loving mother of Richard BLAKE and his wife Sandra, Ronald BLAKE, Robert BLAKE and his wife Deborah, and Wesley BLAKE and his friend Denise, all of Windsor. Dear step-mother of Wilda GILBERT and her husband Blain, of Purple Valley, David PERRY and his wife Carolyn, of Owen Sound, Ron PERRY and his wife Pat, of Wiarton, Robert PERRY and his wife Jean, of Calgary, Gloria THOMAS and her husband Bob, Colleen THOMAS and her husband Mike, all of Wiarton, Ken PERRY and his wife Kim, of Owen Sound, Tim PERRY and his wife Cathy, of Brantford and Patty MILLARD and her husband Doug, of Calgary. Dear sister of Bernice CHADWICK, of Wiarton. Dear sister-in-law of Margaret FISH, of Windsor. Lovingly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter Kathleen DONISON and two brothers Stanley and Russel FISH, a sister Shirley CUTFORTH, and her daughter-in-law Sharon BLAKE. Friends may call at the Downs And son Funeral Home Hepworth, Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from Gateway Haven Chapel, Wiarton, Thursday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jack FEARNALL officiating. Memorial contributions to Wiarton Hospital or Friends of Gateway Haven would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 208 Wiarton, Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service Wednesday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Verna by the Downs and son Funeral Home.
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THOMAS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-01-12 published
ROBINSON, James
James "Jim" ROBINSON a life long resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday, January 7, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg, at the age of 80 years. Jim was born in Wallaceburg and was a son of the late William and Lillian (THOMAS) ROBINSON. He retired from Libby St. Clair and was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church in Wallaceburg. Jim was a veteren of World War 2, serving in the Navy, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18, in Wallaceburg. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Pnyx Lodge in Wallaceburg. Beloved husband of the late Jeanne (ARMSTRONG) ROBINSON. Dear father and father-in-law of Shelley and Bob FREEMAN, Michael ROBINSON and Patrick ROBINSON and his fiancee Lenora WILLIAMS. Beloved grandfather of Sunny FREEMAN and Jonathan FREEMAN. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Myrtle MORELAND, Mayme BELANGER and Jack and Audrey ROBINSON. Predeceased by two brothers Robert and Harry and a sister Emma. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, family and Friends. The late James "Jim" ROBINSON rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street in Wallaceburg, until Monday, January 10, 2005, when the funeral service was held from the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Reverend David HEATH, Officiating. A Legion Memorial Service was held on Sunday at 3 p.m. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Pall Bearers were Brian BUCHAN, Kevin O'Neil, Jonathan FREEMAN, Sunny FREEMAN, Andy HOWELL and Derek FOSTER. Flower Bearers were Tammy VROMAN, Robert WALKER, Jeremy FOSTER and Steven ARMSTRONG. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 18 in Wallaceburg or the Parkinson Foundation may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of James "Jim" ROBINSON.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-23 published
SCAFURI, Maria Della (née MYERS)
Mrs. Maria Della Scafuri a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday, February 18, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus," in Wallaceburg, at the age of 90. Mrs. SCAFURI was born in Dover Twp. and was a daughter of the late William and Valery (EMERY) MYERS. Della had resided in Detroit, Michigan for many years returning to the Wallaceburg area two years ago. Beloved wife of the late Joseph SCAFURI. Loving mother of the late Allen SCAFURI. Dear sister of Buelah HOWLETT and Lorraine TREPANIER. Predeceased by two brothers Don MYERS and Bernard MYERS and six sisters Edna SYLVAIN, Verna THOMAS, Viola HIND, Bernida STERLING, Winnifred LABONTE and Leona MacDONALD. The late Mrs. SCAFURI rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg, until Monday, February 21, 2005 when the funeral service was conducted in the chapel of the funeral home at 10: 30 a.m. with Fr. Greg BONIN, Officiating. Cremation followed. Interment of ashes will take place in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Maria Della SCAFURI.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-04-20 published
THIBERT, Mary Margaret (née KILBRIDE)
Mary Margaret THIBERT a resident of Port Lambton passed away at Sydenham Campus on Sunday, April 17, 2005 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late Earl J. THIBERT. Loving mother of Jim of Chatham, Jean of Chatham, Judy of Wallaceburg, Elizabeth MELOCHE & John MYERS of Port Lambton, Earl Jr. of Wallaceburg and the late Bonnie HULMES. Mother-in-law of Henry HULMES. Dear grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 2. Sister of Shirley THOMAS, Harry & Cora KILBRIDE, Agnes KILBRIDE, Elaine and Jim MOORE and Carol KRAJEWSKI. Daughter of the late Stuart and Mona (BARNES) KILBRIDE. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Reverend Erwin OLIVER will conduct the funeral service on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow. If desired, remembrances to the London Regional Cancer Centre may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-06-15 published
THOMAS, Michael G.
Michael G. THOMAS passed away at the Sydenham Campus on Monday, June 13, 2005 at the age of 57. Loving brother of Mary Ann CUTLER & Joe GRIFFORE, Dave THOMAS and Bev, Stella and Dale JANSSENS, Brenda & Chris JANSSENS and Candy and Dan GOFENKO. Michael was predeceased by his parents the late George and Lola (MAUL) THOMAS and brothers Gordon and Floyd THOMAS. The family will receive relatives and Friends at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin), in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Father John JASICA at Our Lady Help of Christians Church at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15th, 2005. Cremation will follow. If desired, remembrances to the Christian ChildrenÕs Foundation may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-06-22 published
CATT, Rena Marie (née MINIELLY)
Rena Marie (MINIELLY) CATT of Warwick Township passed away at the North Lambton Rest Home on Wednesday, June 8, 2005. Loving wife of Reg CATT. Cherished mother of (Anne) and Bill JENKINS of Watford, (Joan) and Allan CAMERON of Watford, (Stan) and Trudy CATT of Warwick, (Helen) THOMAS of Watford, (Shirley) and Bill PHAIR of Dresden, (Wayne) and Joan CATT of Forest and Vince SMOLUK of Merritt, British Columbia. Loving grandmother of seventeen grandchildren: Tracey and John, Karey and Roger, Lori and Brad, Anita and Warren, Derek and Karin, Sherri, Julie and Calvin, Sam and Rebecca, Pam and Mike, Trisha and Dan, Amy and Gord, Greg and Jodi, Jennifer and Dan, Jason, Josh, Dustin and Spencer. Special Granny to sixteen great grandchildren: Dain, Abbey, Eric, Connor, Megan, Mitchell, Rachel, Ella, Katie, Elle, Tyler, Marika, Kyle, Hailey, Cole and Corson. Loving sister of Alice McINTYRE of Forest, Ross and Muriel MINIELLY of Wyoming and sister-in-law of Ella MINIELLY of Forest, Florence MINIELLY of Petrolia, Ruby HAMILTON of London and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Albert and Minnie MINIELLY, husband Reg (1972,) daughter Marion SMOLUK (1999) and grand_son Justin PHAIR (2002.) Also predeceased by brothers Clarence and Clayton MINIELLY, sister Doris ALLEN, sister-in-law Isla SNELL, brother-in-law Less McINTYRE, Jack ALLEN, Stan SNELL and Ted HAMILTON. The late Rena Marie CATT rested at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre McFalane Chapel, 9 James Street, South, (Forest) Lambton Shores. Visitation was Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services were conducted on Saturday, June 11, 2005 with Reverend Tom BEECROFT and Chaplain Murray STEVENS. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Pall Bearers were Greg THOMAS, Jason PHAIR, Josh CATT, Dustin CATT, Julie FOWLER, Tracey SMITH. Flower Bearers were Karey BLACK, Tricia CATT, Lori BAKER, Jennifer WALLACE, Amy MARSH, Spencer CATT and Pam HARTWICK. Donations to the Alzheimers Society or N.L. Rest Home Aux. would be appreciated. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Rena" by the Dodge Family.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-13 published
THOMAS, Elsie May (CLINGERSMITH)
Elsie May (CLINGERSMITH) of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of George THOMAS and dearly loved mother of Richard THOMAS of Richmond, British Columbia, Darlene and her husband Craig SMITH of Stratford and the late Stephen B. THOMAS (April 4, 1988.) Dear sister of Earl and his wife Audrey PENLEY of Orillia, Lillian and her husband Gordon HUMPHREY of Saint Thomas and Frances CLINGERSMITH of London and sister-in-law of Ross GILBERT of London. Loved grandmother of Macy. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Elsie was retired from the Bank of Commerce. She was a member of Saint Mark's United Church. A Public Memorial Service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday at 4: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to Pearce Williams Christian Centre or charity of choice.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-14 published
THOMAS, Elsie May (CLINGERSMITH)
Elsie May (CLINGERSMITH) of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 68th year. Beloved wife of George THOMAS and dearly loved mother of Richard THOMAS and his partner David THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Richmond, British Columbia, Darlene and her husband Craig SMITH of Stratford and the late Stephen B. THOMAS (April 4, 1988.) Dear sister of Earl and his wife Audrey PENLEY of Orillia, Lillian and her husband Gordon HUMPHREY of Saint Thomas and Frances CLINGERSMITH of London, and sister-in-law of Ross GILBERT of London. Loved grandmother of Macy. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Elsie was retired from the Bank of Commerce. She was a member of St. Mark's United Church. The family will receive Friends on Sunday at 4: 00 p.m. for a reception at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. A private memorial service will be held at 5: 15 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to Pearce Williams Christian Centre or charity of choice.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-28 published
FRECHETTE,Jean Jacques " Jack"
Jean Jacques (Jack) FRECHETTE of London, sadly on January 27, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer at Parkwood Hospital in his 81st year. Predeceased by his loving wife Joyce (née BENDL) in 1998. Loving father of Jack and his wife Jane of London, Judi and her husband Rick THOMAS of Goderich. Never to be forgotten by his loving grandchildren Sarah and her husband Jeff EVELAND of London, Michael FRECHETTE and his friend Lindsay of London, Dave THOMAS and his wife Amber of Stratford, Kristen THOMAS of Goderich, and is great-grand_son Nicolas EVELAND. Survived by brothers Paul FRECHETTE and his wife Janine of Ottawa, Andre FRECHETTE and his wife Francine of Quebec and his sister-in-law Claire FRECHETTE. Predeceased by brother Ivan and most recently his brother-in-law Dr. Bernard BENDL of Vancouver (January 2005.) He will be sadly missed by dear friend Ria HARGREAVES of London and special friend to Pearl FINCH of Longworth Retirement Home in London, also many other family and Friends. The family invites relative and Friends to Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Home, 520 Dundas St. London 519-434-9141 for visitation on Sunday 1-4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue London, on Monday January 31, 2005, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-01 published
MITCHELL, Neil David
Suddenly on Sunday, January 30th, 2005, Neil David MITCHELL in his 22nd year. Dearly loved son of John and Susan MITCHELL and much loved brother of Iain and his girlfriend Lindsay LALONDE. Daddy to Brayden, 2 years, and close friend to Heather HARRISON. Predeceased by his grandfather David MITCHELL. Deeply mourned by Alex and Jean DUNCAN (MITCHELL) of Scotland and Daniel and Betty THOMAS of South Wales. Loved nephew of Rona and David POTVIN of Mississippi, and Keith and Sue THOMAS of Zimbabwe. Sadly missed by his many cousins. Neil was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Wednesday from 5: 00 9: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Glad Tidings Assembly, 556 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. Pastor Rick BOYES officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Neil are asked to consider the “Glad Tidings Assembly -- Brayden Mitchell-Harrison Trust Fund.&rdquo “Safely Home” Those wishing to extend condolences may do so by visiting www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-04 published
THOMAS, Ruth MacClement
Ruth MacClement THOMAS of London at her residence on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 in her 104th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Professor Hartley M. THOMAS. Loved mother of Alison REID and her husband Stephen, Geoffrey THOMAS and his wife Linda and Madeleine THOMAS. Loving grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Brian HALL, Suzanne REID, Andrew REID, Andrea THOMAS, and Mark THOMAS. Great-grandmother of Jermery HALL and Avery HALL. Friends may call at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond during the hour preceding the Funeral Service which will be conducted on Monday, February 7th at 11: 30 a.m. by Rev. Rob LUXTON. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-07 published
THOMAS, Ruth MacClement
Ruth MacClement THOMAS of London at her residence on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 in her 104th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Professor Hartley M. THOMAS. Loved mother of Alison REID and her husband Stephen, Geoffrey THOMAS and his wife Linda and Madeleine THOMAS. Loving grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Brian HALL, Suzanne REID, Andrew REID, Dr. Andrea THOMAS, and Mark THOMAS. Great-grandmother of Jeremy HALL and Avery HALL. Friends may call at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond during the hour preceding the Funeral Service which will be conducted on Monday, February 7th at 11: 30 a.m. by Reverend Rob LUXTON. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-07 published
ZIVKOVIC, Ozren " Ozzie"
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ozren "Ozzie" ZIVKOVIC. Ozzie peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, February 4th, 2005 at Saint Thomas General Hospital in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Sarah Marilyn (nee DUFFUS) ZIVKOVIC. Dear father of Alexandra MORKIN and husband Kevin of Mt. Pleasant and Zhivana ZIVKOVIC of London. Loving Papa of Sarah THOMAS and Jack MORKIN and Liam JACKSON. Survived by brother and sisters-in-law Seth and Pat DUFFUS of Tillsonburg and Betty DUFFUS of London. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews from across Canada.
Born to Zivan and Danica ZIVKOVIC in Loznica, Yugoslavia. Ozzie served in the resistance during World War 2. He then began his medical studies in Pavia, Italy. He immigrated from Germany to Canada in 1950. Ozzie studies at the University of Toronto lead him to a teaching position in Exeter Ontario at "S.H.D.H.S" where he taught for 22 years. Ozzie's brilliant spirit drove him through life's challenges. He had an enormous compassion and a tremendous outgoing nature. At Ozzie's request there will be no visitation or funeral. The family invites you to attend a memorial service at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St. Saint Thomas on Friday, February 11th, 2005 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Words alone cannot express the heartfelt thanks the family wishes to pass along to Kelly, Heather and all the 4th floor staff. On-line condolences at zivkovics@yahoo.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-09 published
HEWBANK, Isabelle (née HOSIE)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, February 8, 2005. Isabelle HEWBANK of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer and longtime resident of Richmond in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Fennel "Tim" HEWBANK. Dear mother of Harry and wife Ruth of Aylmer and loving grandmother to Karyn TRIEBL and husband Ed, Nancy HEWBANK and partner Dean KEBBEL and Tim HEWBANK and wife Tracy all of Aylmer. Great-grandmother to Justin and Jaryd TRIEBL and Cameron (Sam) KEBBEL. Sister to Dorothy PEARSON and husband Jim of Windsor, Mary McCREA of Taylor, Michigan, Shirley McNAMARA and husband Ron of Windsor and Joan HILLMAN of Windsor. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her granddaughter Kim HEWBANK, brothers William HOSIE and Margaret THOMAS.
Born in Dundee, Scotland on March 5, 1915 daughter of the late William and Margaret (McKENZIE) HOSIE. She was a resident of Richmond for most of her life and a member of the Richmond United Church and the Carnation Chapter #135 Order of the Eastern Star in Springfield. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 2: 00 pm. Interment, Richmond Cemetery. Reverend Kelvin TOFFELMIRE, officiating. Donations to the Richmond United Church or the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children would be appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-21 published
THOMAS, Charles " Chuck"
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Sunday, February 20th, 2005 Charles "Chuck" THOMAS of London in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Helen THOMAS (1997.) Dear father of Wayne and his wife Sandra THOMAS of Arva. Dear grandfather of Adam, Whitney, Robyn, and Sarah. Also survived by godson Paul SPINDLER of London. Predeceased by son Douglas THOMAS (1979.) Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road East (east of Highbury) on Tuesday, February 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral and committal service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23rd. Memorial contributions to the Memorial Boys and Girls Club of London would be gratefully acknowledged.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-02 published
McCORMICK, Andrew " Andy" Willis
Andrew "Andy" Willis of Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, after a long and courageous struggle with Parkinson's, surrounded by his loving family, at his late residence, in his 84th year. Dearly loved husband of Rita (THOMAS) McCORMICK and loved father of Ronald and his wife Maureen McCORMICK of St. Thomas, David and his wife Tina McCORMICK of Saint Thomas and Michelle ALONSO of London. Proud grandfather of six grandchildren, Lisa and her husband Brian VANDERVEEN, Tim McCORMICK, Janine and Meghan ALONSO, Margaret and Peter McCORMICK and three great-grandchildren Nicole, Liam and Laura VANDERVEEN. Dear brother of Joan and her husband Hudson STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Margaret JENNINGS, all of Saint Thomas and Tom McCORMICK of Sarnia. Dear brother-in-law of Doug JENNINGS of Saint Thomas and the late Dorothy McCORMICK, Geraldine, Ronald and Eva THOMAS. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews.
Andrew was born in Saint Thomas on July 11, 1921, the son of the late Cuthbert and Janet (RITCHIE) McCORMICK. He was retired Executive Director for the Association for Community Living (22 years of service) and prior worked for the C. and O. Railroad as a machinist and had worked at Clevite. Andy was a member of Saint Anne's Church, The Knights of Columbus and Golden "K" Kiwanis and was a former member of the Senior Men's Curling Club. He served in the Army during World War 2 and he was a musician and played the drums in groups including the Leisure Tones. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Friday and then to Saint Anne's Church for Mass of the Christian Burial at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Association for Community Living. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
MULLINS, Elsie (née THOMAS)
At her residence on Friday, March 4, 2005, Elsie MULLINS (nee THOMAS) of Caressant Care Nursing Centre, Woodstock, born in Wallaceburg, Ontario, and formerly of R.R.#7, Woodstock, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Ronald "Ron" D. MULLINS for over 45 years. Dear mother of Randy MULLINS of North Bay, David MULLINS and his wife Tanya of Woodstock and Lori GRATTON and her husband Kim of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Kari, Reece, Jamie and Terry. Dear sister of Gerald THOMAS and his wife Betty and Wilfred THOMAS and his wife Anna, all of Wallaceburg. Predeceased by three sisters and one brother. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Contributions to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-16 published
JOHNSON, Eleanor Eva (née WOODWARD)
At her residence on Sunday, March 13, 2005. Eleanor Eva JOHNSON of Saint Thomas in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon R. JOHNSON (1977.) Dear mother of Marilyn NOELS and husband Doug COX of Saint Thomas, Larry THOMAS and wife Marilyn of Kawkawlin, Michigan and Howie THOMAS and wife Annette of London. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother Hugh WOODWARD and a sister Ruth WOODWARD. Born in St. Thomas, Ontario on November 8, 1918 daughter of the late Melvin and Eva (WINTER) WOODWARD.
She was a medical secretary at the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital from 1956-1965 and was a teacher at Northern Collegiate High School in Sarnia for a number of years. Eleanor returned to St. Thomas in 1989 and was a member of First United Church and was active in the Golden Links. She was a soloist and organist at Broderick Baptist Church. Cremation has taken place. A Public memorial service will be held on Thursday March 17, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m with interment of ashes to follow in the Mapleton Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation can be made at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer 773-8400.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-17 published
JOHNSON, Eleanor Eva
At her residence on Sunday, March 13, 2005. Eleanor Eva JOHNSON of Saint Thomas in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon R. JOHNSON (1977.) Dear mother of Marilyn NOELS and husband Doug COX of Saint Thomas, Larry THOMAS and wife Marilyn of Kawkawlin, Michigan and Howie THOMAS and wife Annette of London. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother Hugh WOODWARD and a sister Ruth WOODWARD.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
McKELLAR, Evelyn Clare (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
At her residence Forest Lambton Shores on Saturday March 19, 2005 Evelyn Clare (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) McKELLAR. Beloved wife of the late Peter Douglas McKELLAR (1999.) Beloved mother of Michael and his wife Brenda, Forest. Loving grandmother of Jacqeline, Clarissa, and James. Dear sister of Vivian and her husband Ted of Sarnia. Also survived by dear Aunts Isabelle (Norm) THOMAS of Warwick, Grace McEWEN of Warwick, and Peg THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Sarnia. Predeceased by her parents Eric and Marg THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, sister Jean JOHNSTON and brothers Clare and Lyle THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Eve was a devoted friend to the Douglas' and Sarnia Families to many people in the Forest area. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. S. at Watt Forest Lambton Shores. Funeral Service Tuesday March 22, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Cathy LARMOND. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations appreciated to the Lung or Cancer Society. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Eve" by the Dodge Family.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-25 published
WILLIS, Clifford " Cliff" Lloyd
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Clifford "Cliff" Lloyd WILLIS passed away, in his 67th year, at Parkwood Hospital, on Wednesday March 23, 2005. Loving husband of Edna WILLIS (nee DALY.) Dearly loved father of Ryan and his wife Tiffany. Dear brother of Rex "Dusty" WILLIS and his wife Jan, and Leonard WILLIS. Cliff will be lovingly remembered by his aunts and uncles; Winnie ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Marie OSMOND, Grace PARKER, Sade WILLIS and Gord OSMOND, and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Cliff worked for many years in Automotive Supply -- Paint Sales for Paint Plus and was a longtime member of the Army Navy Airforce #393. Family and Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (Army Navy Airforce Service Sunday 7 p.m.). Funeral service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Monday March 28, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. with The Reverend Sam THOMAS officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. WILLIS

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-29 published
COLEMAN, Kimberly Lorraine
Peacefully after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, surrounded by her loving family on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2005, Kimberly Lorraine COLEMAN of London in her 36th year. Loving daughter of Jack and Sharon COLEMAN and dear sister to Chris and his friend Karen. Cherished granddaughter of June THOMAS and the late Joseph THOMAS of London and Jean COLEMAN and the late Fred COLEMAN of Smiths Falls. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A private family funeral service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 641-1793, with interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Kim are asked to consider the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Community Living London.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
CUTLER, Beatrice Evelyn (formerly WALKER, née SMITH)
Beatrice Evelyn (WALKER) (née SMITH) a resident of Bothwell, passed away peacefully at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at the age of 88. Born in Euphemia Township, daughter of the late Gilbert and Mabel (OSBORNE) SMITH. Predeceased by her first husband Joseph WALKER (1962) and her late husband Reginald CUTLER (1985.) Loving mother of Pam HAMILTON (John) of Bothwell, Margo ZUFFEREY of Thornhill, Margaret Ann MOOT (Wesley) of Maryland U.S.A., Marvin WALKER of Bothwell, Dexter WALKER of Aurora. Sadly missed by step-children Stan CUTLER (Nancy) of Newbury, and Mary CUTLER of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Marvin WALKER Jr. of Aurora, Beverly Ann THOMAS (James) of Dallas, Texas. Loving great-grandmother of Scott (Kelly) HAMILTON, Robin HAMILTON, Gail DUBE (Joel), Michel LE CANTU (James), Andre ZUFFEREY, Terri Lynn LARIVIERE, Robert WALKER, Richelle WOODS. Also survived by numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son Dennis WALKER (1943,) a sister Myrtle MARCUS, and brothers Clayton and Clarence SMITH. Family and Friends will be received at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Klaus HILDEBRANDT officiating. Interment Fansher Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Four Counties Health Services Foundation or the charity of ones choice. "A Tree will be planted in Memory of Beatrice CUTLER in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Township."

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-12 published
STEVENSON, Marie Margaret
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus, on Saturday, April 9, 2005, Marie Margaret STEVENSON of London in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late William "Bill" STEVENSON (1998.) Predeceased by her sons William (1958) and Joseph (1971.) Loving mother of Richard and Patricia STEVENSON, Donna and the late Don BUSH, Patricia and the late Matthew LEBLANC, George and Marie STEVENSON, Susan and Harry GERIS, Gail MCINNES/MCINNIS, John and Kim STEVENSON, Sherry and Dave BETTERLEY, Pamela and Edward BRAMLEY and Sally and Rick THOMAS. Proud grandma of 23 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 4 greatgreat-grandchildren. Loved by her sister Ruth BEATTIE. Predeceased by her sister Helen MERCER and brother Harold JOHNSTON. Friends may call at the McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Justin's Roman Catholic Church (855 Jalna Blvd.) on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Rick HURDLE celebrating. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. In kindness, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1. A prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening at 7: 00 p.m.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-28 published
THOMAS, Bob
In memory of my loving husband, Bob, who passed away April 28, Silently, lovingly, remembered every day and sadly missed.
Marion.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-14 published
WIGZELL, Ruth Aileen (SHEWEN)
At Braemar Nursing Home, Wingham, on Friday May 13, 2005, Ruth Aileen (SHEWEN) WIGZELL of London and formerly of Goderich in her 80th year. Loving mother of Ruth and Garth CUNNINGHAM of Goderich, Patrick WIGZELL and companion Karen May THOMAS of Kitchener, Michael and Riet WIGZELL of Nairn Centre, Mary Ellen COOPER and companion Donald LEONARD of Woodstock, Lynn and Charles SWAN of Woodstock, and Dale WIGZELL of Wingham. Also loved by 10 grandchildren, and 16 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Evelyn and Clare McCUE of Curve Lake. Predeceased by brother Victor SHEWEN. The WIGZELL family will receive Friends at St. George's Anglican Church, Goderich, on Monday May 16, 2005 from 11 until noon and from 1: 30 until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. The Reverend Allan LIVINGSTONE will officiate. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. Bluewater Chapel, Goderich.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-30 published
PETTIT, Donald William
Peacefully at his residence on Sunday, May 29, 2005. Donald William PETTIT of New Sarum in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Dee PETTIT. Dear father of Sam and wife Marilyn of Aylmer, Don of New Sarum, Dan and wife Janet of Saint Thomas and Marilyn WATTERS and husband John McGREGOR of R.R.#6, Aylmer. Step-father to Greg DUNGAN and wife Carol, Bob DUNGAN and Diana THOMAS. Loving grandfather to Jason, Don, Marlene, Steven, Danyel, Stephanie and Robert. Also survived by 9 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Marion (GARTON) PETTIT (1988,) daughter Marlene PETTIT (1950,) daughter-in-law Julie PETTIT (2005,) brother Harvey PETTIT and sisters Florence JOHNSON, Eleanor KUNZ and Mabel ASHTON. Born in Yarmouth Township on March 22, 1919 son of the late Charles and Flora (FOWLER) PETTIT. Don was a farmer at New Sarum for most of his life and he was mail carrier at R.R.#7, Aylmer (Kingsmill). He wintered in the Tampa area of Florida for 38 years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Seventh-day-Adventist Church, Manor Road at Talbot Line, Saint Thomas on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 3: 00 pm. Interment, Orwell Cemetery. Donations to the Diabetes Association or the Seventh-day-Adventist Church would be appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
ARGENT, Garry Wayne
"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". At London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, London, on Thursday, June 2, 2005. Garry Wayne ARGENT of London, in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Virginia. Loving father of Wayne (Linda), Janice (Glen), Melissa (Doug), Dan (Bethe), and Brenda. Loved by his three grandchildren Jesse, Jennifer and Dalton. Dear son of Mabel ARGENT and predeceased by his father Jesse. Loved brother of Patricia ROGERS (Jim) of Dorchester, Doug ARGENT of Iowa and brother-in-law Lewis HARTSELL (Jean.) Special " Papa" to Jonathan and Jennette McKINNON. Dear Godfather of Greg MALCHO. Garry was a member of the Woodstock Flying Club, the New Life Centre and a long-term member of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship and is the current President of the London Chapter where he shared his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at many speaking engagements. Garry will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held at the New Life Centre, 220 Adelaide Street North, London, on Monday, June 6th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Karl THOMAS officiating. Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Woodstock, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society or the charity of choice will be gratefully acknowledged. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
TAZZMAN, Robert William
Robert William TAZZMAN of London (Retired from C.P. Railroad after 33 years, served in World War 2, Armoured Corp), died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital, Palliative Care, on June 2, 2005, aged 87 years. Beloved husband of 64 years of Jean Elizabeth (THOMAS.) Cherished father of Carolyn McGRENERE (George BENBOW) of London, Joan (John) MARCIN of Belmont, Eric (Marion) of Waterloo. Father-in-law of Helen TAZZMAN of Georgetown. Predeceased by son Kenneth (Helen) 2004. Loving grandfather of Janice, Mark, Sarah, Steven, Sherri, Christina and Tabitha. Great-grandfather to Grace, Owen, Krista, Victoria, Alexandria, Richard and Natalia. Survived by sisters Audrey and Lily of Alberta. Predeceased by Margaret WHITLOW, Charlotte PAWLEY, Emma SMITH, Violet TAILOR/TAYLOR and Bruce TAZZMAN. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Sunday, June 5, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-05 published
ARGENT, Garry Wayne
"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". At London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, London, on Thursday, June 2, 2005. Garry Wayne ARGENT of London, in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Virginia. Loving father of Wayne (Linda), Janice (Glen), Melissa (Doug), Dan (Bethe), and Brenda. Loved by his three grandchildren Jesse, Jennifer and Dalton. Dear son of Mabel ARGENT and predeceased by his father Jesse. Loved brother of Patricia ROGERS (Jim) of Dorchester, Doug ARGENT of Iowa and brother-in-law Lewis HARTSELL (Jean.) Special " Papa" to Jonathan and Jennette McKINNON. Dear Godfather of Greg MALCHO. Garry was a member of the Woodstock Flying Club, the New Life Centre and a long-term member of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship and is the current President of the London Chapter where he shared his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at many speaking engagements. Garry will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held at the New Life Centre, 220 Adelaide Street North, London, on Monday, June 6th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Karl THOMAS officiating. Interment at Hillview Cemetery, Woodstock, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society or the charity of choice will be gratefully acknowledged. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-14 published
THOMAS, Jocelyn "T.J." Daphne (née MAYNARD)
Jocelyn (T.J.) Daphne THOMAS (née MAYNARD) peacefully on Sunday, June 12, 2005 surrounded by her family at University Hospital at the age of 75 years. Mother of Arlene, Edwin (Gail) and Edward. Cherished grandmother of Daniel and Lauren. Survived by her brother Lennard and sister Audrey BOURNE- STORMS. T.J. will be missed by her family and her cherished Friends in Trinidad and Tobago, England, United States and Canada. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street, East (at Wavell) for visitation on Thursday from 10-2 p.m. followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Please sign the Book of Codolence at www.obituariestoday.com "Always Loving and Always Loved"

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-17 published
THOMAS, Eva (née GORDON)
Eva a resident of Orangeville and formerly of R.R.#3 Newbury, passed away peacefully at Headwater Hospital, Orangeville on Tuesday June 14, 2005 at the age of 92. Born in Dundas, Ontario daughter of the late Jack and Alice (SHARP) GORDON. Beloved wife of the late Earl THOMAS (1988.) Loving mother of John "Jack" and Irene THOMAS of Caledon East, William "Bill" and Natalia TROTMAN of Toronto. Loving grandmother of John THOMAS, Sherry THOMAS both of Caledon East, Dale and Irene THOMAS of Violet Hill, Terri and Phillip POTTER of Guelph, Bill Jr. and Katie TROTMAN, and Michael TROTMAN all of Toronto. Loving great-grandmother of Brandon THOMAS, Ryan POTTER and Stephanie TROTMAN. Sadly missed by good Friends Frank WISE of Caldeon East. Predeceased by a brother Eddie GORDON. The THOMAS family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm St. Bothwell (519-695-2716) on Saturday June 18, 2005 from 12: 00 noon until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Joye PLATFORD of the Wardsville Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery, Mosa Twp. Donations may be made by cheque at the funeral home to the Wardsville Presbyterian Church.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-03 published
LAIRD, Bill
In memory of a dear friend, Bill, who passed away July 3, 1999.
Memories of you, each and every day we think of you,
Always a tear or two
But on the long weekends they were meant for you.
Friends remember the days of getting on their Harleys
And heading off on a long ride -
All the fun, all the laughing, a lot of hugs, a lot of visiting, a drink or two (Gibbies),
Always having a good time,
These are our memories of you.
Thank you for the memories. Loving you always and forever in our hearts.
Ride free Bill. Sadly missed and never forgotten, Peter, Nancy, Troy, Paul and Justin THOMAS.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-04 published
DROUILLARD, Edmund " Ed"
A resident of Chatham passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Friday, July 1, 2005 at the age of 70. Born in Windsor, son of the late Anthony and Cornelia (THOMAS) DROUILLARD. Beloved husband of Nancy (BAILEY) DROUILLARD of Chatham. Loving father of Sherry and Ray GUIHER of Michigan, Nancy and George BAGNALL of R.R.#1 Pain Court, Gary CADOTTE of Croton, Rick and Mary-Ann CADOTTE of Chatham, Dave and Tammy CADOTTE of Chatham, Tony and Debbie DROUILLARD of Blenheim, Tom and Tracy of London. Cherished grandfather of many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear brother of Joyce HOLE of Windsor, Joan DALLAS of Kapuskasing and Tom DROUILLARD of Windsor. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Bob CADOTTE and a brother Larry DROUILLARD. The DROUILLARD Family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 5, 2005 from 9: 00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Andy DWYER officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Lung Association. A tree will be planted in Memory of Ed DROUILLARD in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
CLUTE, Margaret Louise (née POGUE)
Passed away peacefully at her residence in London on Sunday, July 10, 2005. Beloved wife and best pal of the late Deryck CLUTE. Loving mother of Barry and Laureen (HUNTER.) Proud gramma of David and Christopher CLUTE, Scott HUNTER (Utah), Susan HUNTER (Japan), and G.G. of darling Trey (Utah). Dear sister of Betty ANDREWS, Evelyn (Bill) DAVENPORT, Raymond POGUE and Verna (Merv) THOMAS. Predeceased by her brothers Bill, Don, Frank and Jim and sisters Helen and Joan. Private Cremation arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770. A special thank you to Dr. I. BECKER and the Victorian Order of Nurses for their care and compassion.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-16 published
LANGS, Illien (CROSSETT)
Illien (CROSSETT) LANGS of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, July 14, 2005, peacefully at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) LANGS (1994) and dearly loved mother of Michael (Cheryl) of Sarnia, Doug (Lynn) LANGS, Chuck (Cindy) LANGS, of Saint Thomas, Marilyn (Ken) PHILLIPS of Essex, and Drucilla (Dave) PAUL of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a daughter-in-law Barbara LANGS (2002.) Fondly remembered by brothers Don (Marilyn) CROSSETT, Jerry (Bonnie) CROSSETT, Eugene (Sandra) CROSSETT and sisters Janie (Elwood) BRUCE, Marie (Earl) THOMAS and Mary (Albert) PAQUETTE and sisters-in-law Jean CROSSETT, Mary (Ken) PALMER and Isaac (Mary) LANGS. Predeceased by brothers Charlie (Verna,) Huston (Shirley,) Robert (Jean) and sisters Velma (Jack) DURDLE and Evelyn (Jim) HART. Special grandmother to Lori, Kim, Melissa, Rob, Troy, Dan, Michael, Joe, Dave and greatgrandmother of 15. She was a respected aunt to many nieces and nephews. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-17 published
LANGS, Illien (CROSSETT)
Illien (CROSSETT) LANGS of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, July 14, 2005, peacefully at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) LANGS (1994) and dearly loved mother of Michael (Cheryl) of Sarnia, Doug (Lynn) LANGS, Chuck (Cindy) LANGS, of Saint Thomas, Marilyn (Ken) PHILLIPS of Essex, and Drucilla (Dave) PAUL of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a daughter-in-law Barbara LANGS (2002.) Fondly remembered by brothers Don (Marilyn) CROSSETT, Jerry (Bonnie) CROSSETT, Eugene (Sandra) CROSSETT and sisters Janie (Elwood) BRUCE, Marie (Earl) THOMAS and Mary (Albert) PAQUETTE and sisters-in-law Jean CROSSETT, Mary (Ken) PALMER and Isaac (Mary) LANGS. Predeceased by brothers Charlie (Verna,) Huston (Shirley,) Robert (Jean) and sisters Velma (Jack) DURDLE and Evelyn (Jim) HART. Special grandmother to Lori, Kim, Lisa, Melissa, Rob, Troy, Dan, Michael, Joe, Dave and greatgrandmother of 15. She was a respected aunt to many nieces and nephews. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-26 published
COSTELLO, Dennis Brian Francis III
Peacefully surrounded by his family at University Hospital on Saturday, July 23, 2005, Mr. Dennis Brian Francis Costello III of London, in his 54th year. Loving son of Ramona DAVIE and stepson of Nelson DAVIE. Dear brother of Barbara (Peter) McCREADY, Brenda (Joe) MacDONALD, Carol, Thomas (Julie), Sharon (Bill) THOMAS, Elizabeth, Teresa, Larry (Janet), Vincent, Greg (Laila) and Angela. Predeceased by his sister Sheila SMITH. Also survived by his aunts Kathleen and Mildred, uncle Gerald and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff at University Hospital and the John Gordon Home where Dennis was a long time resident. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Tuesday, July 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to A.I.D.S. Committee of London would be gratefully appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.org.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-27 published
COSTELLO, Dennis Brian Francis III
Peacefully surrounded by his family at University Hospital on Saturday, July 23, 2005, Mr. Dennis Brian Francis COSTELLO III of London, in his 54th year. Loving son of Ramona DAVIE and stepson of Nelson DAVIE. Dear brother of Barbara (Peter) McCREADY, Brenda (Joe) MacDONALD, Carol, Thomas (Julie), Sharon (Bill) THOMAS, Elizabeth, Teresa, Larry (Janet), Vincent, Greg (Laila) and Angela. Predeceased by his sister Sheila SMITH. Also survived by his aunts Kathleen and Mildred, uncle Gerald and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff at University Hospital and the John Gordon Home where Dennis was a long time resident. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Tuesday, July 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to A.I.D.S. Committee of London would be gratefully appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.org.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-01 published
NIXON, Frank B.
At London Health Sciences Centre -University Hospital on Saturday, July 30th, 2005. Frank B. NIXON of London in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Eunice M. (THOMAS) NIXON. Dear father of Terrance NIXON and his wife Gail of London, Donald NIXON and his wife Miriam of Dorchester and Richard NIXON of London. Dear brother of Ronald NIXON and his wife Leona of Saint John, New Brunswick. Also loved by his grandchildren Luke and Robyn. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment in Lower Brighton Cemetery, Lower Brighton, New Brunswick. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London Ontario, N6A 3R6. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-02 published
ASTLE, Dorothy Isabelle (DRAKE)
At Exeter Villa, Exeter on Monday, August 1, 2005 Dorothy Isabelle (DRAKE) ASTLE in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late William ASTLE (1978.) Dear mother of John and Marion ASTLE of Exeter and Ralph and Marie ASTLE of Dashwood. Dear grandmother of David and Judi ASTLE of Woodstock, Wendy and Eric NETHERCOTT of R.R.#1 Saint Marys, Cindy and David HYNES of Australia and Don BEAVER of Cambridge. Also survived by 7 great-grandchildren and 1 greatgreat-grand_son. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Adelaide JOHNSTON of Hamilton, Evelyn MacLEOD of Strathroy and a sister-in-law Edna THOMAS of Hamilton. Predeceased by sisters Kathleen BRUMWELL and Marion DRAKE. A private family service will be held at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Wednesday, August 3rd with The Reverend Father William WARD officiating. Interment Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-24 published
MELCHERS, Bill
Peacefully, after a courageous battle, at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, Mr. Bill MELCHERS of London in his 77th year. Beloved husband for 49 years of Elizabeth. Loving father of Jack MELCHERS and Merlin DEKLEIN, Ted and Kim MELCHERS, Mary-Anne and Nick ANASTASIOU, Bill and Kelly MELCHERS and Corina and Rob THOMAS. Cherished grandpa of Nathan, Lindsay, Greg and Ashley MELCHERS, Chris, Mark and Meaghan MELCHERS, Kyle and Kelsey ANASTASIOU and Josh and Ben MELCHERS. Fondly remembered by his family in Holland. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. with prayers being held on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George's Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West, on Friday, August 26th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society. The family wish to extend their thanks to the staff at Chelsey Park Nursing Home for their excellent care.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
CAPON, Frederick George
Frederick George CAPON passed away suddenly at Saint Mary's General Hospital on Thursday, August 25, 2005 in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Lucy CAPON (née McWATERS.) Loving father of Beven (Jane) MORRIS. Cherished grandfather of Beth (Rick ZAVITZ) MORRIS, Jeffrey (Joyce) MORRIS and Brigette COOKE. Great-grandfather of Jacob ZAVITZ, Jessica MORRIS and Emmett ZAVITZ. Dear brother of the late Ethel THOMAS, Sid CAPON and Percy CAPON. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2005 at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home 652-2020.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-29 published
PARNEY, Clifford Grover
A resident of Ridgetown, Clifford Grover PARNEY passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, on Friday, August 26, 2005 at the age of 88 years. Born in Howard Township, son of the late Frank and Pearl (SMITH) PARNEY. Beloved husband of the late Norma A. (BETTS) PARNEY (2002.) Dear father of Laraine and her husband Ian OSBORNE of Hamilton and the late Larry PARNEY (1984.) Grandfather of Cathy BISHOP of Dundas, Doug OSBORNE and Sue TREGURTHA of Christchurch, New Zealand and Jo Anna GROMADZKI and her husband Jacek of Boston, Massachusetts. Great grandfather of Andrew and Colleen BISHOP. Brother of Jean and Jack THOMAS of Windsor, Helen and Bill BRIEN of Ridgetown and the late Warren PARNEY (1974.) Also surviving is a former sister-in-law Rita SMITH and her husband Wray. The PARNEY family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Monday, August 29, 2005 from 11: 30 until service time. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Dwight HOLDITCH officiating. Interment of cremated remains at Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown at a later date. Donations made by cheque to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church are appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-01 published
TURPIN, Reta Alice (née THOMAS)
After a short illness at Meadowcroft Place on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, Mrs. Reta Alice TURPIN, of London and formerly of Dorchester, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Arnold TURPIN. Loving sister of Jean MORRISON of Hanover. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Dorothy THOMAS of Hanover, Marion THOMAS of London, Audrey (Jack) BURROUGHS of Dorchester and her brother-in-law Robert DALE of Saint Thomas. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents George and Margaret THOMAS, brothers Donald and Robert and sister Elaine DALE. Reta will be especially missed and always loved by her "buddy"-her niece Mary Anne. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chape, 520 Dundas Street, London on Thursday, September 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Celiac Association would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-05 published
TUCKEY, R. Charmaine (THOMAS)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, Sunday September 4, 2005, R. Charmaine (THOMAS) TUCKEY of Thamesford in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Bill, dear mother of Bruce and Hanne TUCKEY of Mississauga, Cindy and Michael MICS of London, Carolyn and Lyle SMITH of Strathroy and David and Kathleen TUCKEY of Hyde Park. Also loved by seven grandchildren Sarah, Erin, Eric, Phillip, Peter, Tanya and Ryan. Dear sister of Eleanor, Betty, Rosemary, Leah, Dick and Peter. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Richard HRYNIW officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery (3 p.m..) As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation (519-285-2427).

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-07 published
PEARISO, Melvin Elison
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Macassa Lodge, Hamilton, Monday, September 5, 2005, Melvin Elison PEARISO of Hamilton, formerly of Port Elgin and Grand Bend, age 89. Beloved husband of the late Olive (WALPER) PEARISO (1976.) Loved father and father-in-law of Ruthann PEARISO and her husband Jon LAZAROWICH of Hamilton, Gord and Marilyn PEARISO of Calgary. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by step-sisters Nora THOMAS, Lilly BECKER and brother-in-law Harvey WALPER. Predeceased by sister Irene and her husband Earl THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and step-brother Wilber WEBB. Mr. PEARISO is resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday, September 8, 2005, 4 p.m to 7 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 7 p.m. Tracey WHITSON- BAHRO officiating. Private family interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Tolmie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Port Elgin would be appreciated. Mel and his wife operated Mel and Olive's Variety Store in Grand Bend for many years. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-09 published
MARSH, John Cowman
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, September 8, 2005 John Cowman MARSH of London in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Betty (WISE) MARSH. Dear father of John MARSH and his wife Wendy of Vancouver, Bradley MARSH and his wife Patty of Ottawa and Paul MARSH and his wife Carol of London. Dear brother of Frank MARSH of London and the late William MARSH. Dear brother-in-law of Audrey MARSH. Also loved by his grandchildren, Joshua, Rachel, Anna, Erik, Patrick, Victoria, Madeline, Jennifer and Harrison. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral service will be conducted at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London on Monday, September 12th at 11: 00 a.m. with Archdeacon Ken ANDERSON and Reverend Canon K. Sam THOMAS officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to London Health Sciences Foundation, Daily Nocturnal Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, N6C 2R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-10 published
THOMAS, Linda (PARKER) (March 1944-September 2003)
In loving memory of Linda (PARKER) THOMAS, March 1944-September 2003. If yellow roses grow in heaven, Lord Please pick a bunch for me Place then in Ninny's arms And tell her they are from me. Tell her that I love her, And when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek, And hold her for a while. Love you and miss you, Dibby.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
THOMAS, Norman Ransford
With much sadness and sorrow the family of Norman Ransford THOMAS announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on September 29, 2005 at Strathroy Hospital. Norman was a loving devoted husband and best friend of Isobell (McKAY) of Warwick Village, R.R.#8 Watford and loving father of Rick (Michelle) THOMAS, Petrolia, Penny (Lyle) BRYCE, Warwick Village, Patricia (Earl) VANCE, Forest, Peggy (Tom) BOON, Corunna and Danny (Karen) THOMAS, Warwick Village, 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Brother of Doug WOLFE, Kettle Point and brother-in-law of Grace McEWEN. Predeceased by infant granddaughter Krista (1975), brother Leonard, sisters Ruth and Madeline and brother-in-law Donald McEWEN. Aged 86 years. Norman served in the 2nd Infantry Div. World War 2 overseas 4 years and was a retiree 23 years ago of Imperial Oil. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James Street South at Watt (Forest) Lambton Shores where funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Christina O'REILLY. Visitation on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Warwick Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Cancer, Diabetes or Strathroy Middlesex Hospital Building Fund. (Cheques only received at the Funeral Home). A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Norman" by the Dodge Family.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-03 published
THOMAS, Norman Ransford
With much sadness and sorrow the family of Norman Ransford THOMAS announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on September 29, 2005 at Strathroy Hospital. Norman was a loving devoted husband and best friend of Isabell (McKAY) of Warwick Village, R.R.#8 Watford and loving father of Rick (Michelle) THOMAS, Petrolia, Penny (Lyle) BRYCE, Warwick Village, Patricia (Earl) VANCE, Forest, Peggy (Tom) BOON, Corunna and Danny (Karen) THOMAS, Warwick Village, 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Brother of Doug WOLFE, Kettle Point and brother-in-law of Grace McEWEN. Predeceased by infant granddaughter Krista (1975), brother Leonard, sisters Ruth and Madeline and brother-in-law Donald McEWEN. Aged 86 years. Norman served in the 2nd Infantry Div. World War 2 overseas 4 years and was a retiree 23 years ago of Imperial Oil. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James Street South at Watt (Forest) Lambton Shores where funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Christina O'REILLY. Visitation on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Warwick Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Cancer, Diabetes or Strathroy Middlesex Hospital Building Fund. (Cheques only received at the Funeral Home). A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Norman" by the Dodge Family.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
CLEMENTS, Orville " Orv" Alexander
Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family and Friends at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Friday, October 7th, 2005, Orville "Orv" Alexander CLEMENTS of London. Beloved husband of Lynn (TAILOR/TAYLOR) CLEMENTS. Dear father of Jeanette SANDERSON (Brian), Valerie CLEMENTS (Avrim), Murray CLEMENTS (Felice,) Carolyn THOMAS (Dave,) Lisa SCHUMACHER (Rob,) Sandra LAMONT (Scott,) and Scott MORASH (Shari.) Loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren. Brother of Fern WATTS, Jean BAKER, Bernice HAYES, and Elsie BISHOP, and brother-in-law of Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR. Predeceased by his sister Isabelle FERGUSON. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, October 10th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m Private family interment at Saint Anne's Cemetery, Byron. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Orv are asked to consider the Shriners Hospital for Children. A Masonic Service under the Auspices of Ashlar Lodge #610 will be conducted in the funeral home on Sunday at 7: 00 p.m.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-16 published
SHANTZ George M. " Bud"
While surrounded by loving family at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Friday October 14, 2005 in his 76th year. Beloved husband and friend to Faye M. (ROGERS) for 58 years. Cherished father of Teenie, Cheryl and her husband John (LAUDER,) Ronie and her husband Scott (BARBER,) Warren and his wife Karen. Loving grandfather of Carrie, Amanda, Melissa, Warren and Ashley. Great-grandfather to Krianna. Predeceased by son Martin Wilfred in 1984. Friends and family will be received at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St James Street at Richmond Street, on Monday October 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 397 Springbank Ave., London Tuesday, October 18, at 2 p.m. by Reverend Sam THOMAS. Cremation and interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Michael and All Angels Church Memorial Fund would be gratefully acknowledged.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-24 published
WELLS, Neil Alexander
On Friday October 21, 2005, with courage, dignity and sense of humour intact, passed away after a two year battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Carrol. Survived by parents Jean and Ken DAVIDSON, brother Lou and family in Nova Scotia. Predeceased by son Tony. The most patient and loving father to Michelle (Sandro BAGGIO,) Stacy (Nick BORGONSOLI,) Christine (Dale KOZLOWSKI,) Raymond (Vicki) and Ron GRENIER, Selena, Kim and Dale. The Best "Poppa" in the World to Ashley, Travis, Cherish, Antonio, Brianna, Riley, Sofia, Isabella, Alisa and Alex. Will be missed by his mother-in-law Simone BLANCHARD. Loving brother-in-law to Pat and Tim THOMAS (Bradley,) James and Hélène BLANCHARD (Nadia and Stephanie). Neil will be missed by numerous Friends and co-workers with the London Knights. At Neil's request a Private Funeral Service will be held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (451-9350), on Tuesday October 25, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Neil.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-25 published
WELLS, Neil Alexander
On Friday October 21, 2005, with courage, dignity and sense of humour intact, passed away after a two year battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Carrol. Survived by parents Jean and Ken DAVIDSON, brother Lou and family in Nova Scotia. Predeceased by son Tony. The most patient and loving father to Michelle (Sandro BAGGIO), Stacy (Nick BORGONSOLI), Christine (Dale KOZLOWSKI), Raymond (Vicki) and Ron GRENIER, Selena, Kim and Dale. The Best "Poppa" in the World to Ashley, Travis, Cherish, Antonio, Brianna, Riley, Sofia, Isabella, Alisa and Alex. Will be missed by his mother-in-law Simone BLANCHARD. Loving brother-in-law to Pat & Tim THOMAS (Bradley,) James and Hélène BLANCHARD (Nadia and Stephanie.) Neil will be missed by numerous Friends and co-workers with the London Knights. At Neil's request a Private Funeral Service will be held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (451-9350), on Tuesday October 25, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Neil

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-26 published
SPRINGER- THOMAS, Cynthia Maria
At Parkwood Hospital, London on Sunday, October 23rd, 2005, Cynthia Maria SPRINGER- THOMAS of London in her 69th year. Wife of Edwin THOMAS of London. Dear sister of Merle ISAAC and Glenda FORDE both of London. Predeceased by her sister Althea WEEKES. Loving aunt of Clinton SPRINGER, Dereck FORDE, Tony FORDE, Charmaine SPRINGER, Sharon SPRINGER, Lisa SPRINGER and Clyde WEEKES. Also loved by her great-nephew Clinton SPRINGER- WILLIAMS and her great-niece Keria FORDE. Dear cousin of Louvina IFILL and Jocelyn FREDERICKS. Dear friend of Pancheta BELLE, Camay GARRAWAY and Yvonne JOSEPH. Cynthia's family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of Parkwood and Victoria Hospitals. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London. The funeral service will be conducted at First Church of the Nazarene, 176 Wellington Street, London on Friday, October 28th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-31 published
MURDOCK, Lilian " Maude" (formerly THOMAS)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus on Saturday, October 29, 2005, Lilian (Maude) MURDOCK of London in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Tommy THOMAS and the late John MURDOCK. Loving mother of Bill THOMAS and his wife Marilyn of Cambridge and Bob THOMAS and his wife Jackie of Georgetown. Dear sister of Edna WILDMAN and Muriel LEYLAND both of England. Predeceased by her sisters Doris, Audrey and Jean. Survived by her 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Private family interment of ashes will take place in Georgetown at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lilian are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation - University Hospital.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-07 published
SPEHAR, Nada (LIPCIC)
Peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones at home on Friday, November 4th, 2005, Nada (LIPCIC) SPEHAR, London, in her 61st year. Beloved wife of Ivan SPEHAR. Predeceased by her parents. Loving mother of Robert SPEHAR (Kelly,) Julijana BENNETT (Christopher,) and Larry SPEHAR (Tamara.) Cherished grandmother of; Jazman, Amanda, Christian and Raven. Dear sister of Joze KELHER (Dusa,) and Meri KALAN, Slovenija. Visitation will be held Monday 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Pastor Karl THOMAS officiating. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of your choice. (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com)

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-12 published
THOMAS, Cynthia Maria Springer
The family of the late Cynthia Maria Springer THOMAS, would like to express our profound gratitude to all those who offered expressions of condolence, flowers, cards and donations. Special thanks to the pallbearers, organist, Reverend Junior Columbo SORZANO from London First Church of the Nazarene. Thanks also to A. Millard George Funeral Home. Sisters Merle ISAAC and Glenda FORDE and nephew Clinton SPRINGER.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-24 published
THOMAS, Marion
In loving memory of our Mom and Grandma, Marion THOMAS, who passed away 4 years ago. Remembering you and missing you always. Love, Marilyn and Ralph, Michael, Sara and Nathan, Sheri and Orlando and Larry and Dianna, Kim and Keith, Kristen, Katelyn.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
EWER, Kenneth
Hand in Hand with his wife (on Thursday, November 24, 2005) at University Hospital, Mr. Kenneth EWER of London passed away in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Mary EWER. Dear father of Gord and Edyth EWER, George and Am EWER, Joy and Joel THOMAS, Wendi and Rob McKINLAY, Kieth and Mary EWER. Step-father of Scott and Heather WENMAN, Susan and Scott GILDERS. Survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Margaret EWER, his son Wayne EWER, 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury) on Sunday November 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Memorial Funeral Home (519) 452-3770.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-02 published
WRIGHT, Florence Ellenor (THOMAS)
At Bluewater Health - Mitton Site on Thursday, December 1, 2005, Florence Ellenor (THOMAS) WRIGHT, age 84, of Sarnia, beloved wife of the late Charles Edward WRIGHT, dear mother of Glen WRIGHT and his wife Wendy of Sarnia, loving grandmother of Corey (Michelle) and Kevin WRIGHT all of Sarnia and great-grandmother of Cailyn. Also survived by two sisters-in-law Grace THOMAS of Saint Thomas and Marie THOMAS of London as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sisters Viola FORD and Etta THOMAS and four brothers Jake, Ralph, Earl and Jack THOMAS. Born at Ridgetown, Mrs. WRIGHT had resided in Sarnia most of her life. She was a life member of the Rho Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was retired as a teacher from the Sarnia Montessori School and had formerly been associated with Reba Jewellers and Sears Canada. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home on Sunday, December 4th, at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon from 12:00 noon until time of service. Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon at 1: 45 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Charity of Choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-13 published
HEWITT, " Randy" Randall Arthur
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday December 11, 2005, "Randy" Randall Arthur HEWITT in his 54th year. Beloved husband of Darby L. HEWITT (née POLZIN) for over 29 years. Dear father of Brandy HEWITT (Chris THOMAS,) Whitney HEWITT all of Toronto and Jay HEWITT of Woodstock. Loved son of Gladys H. HEWITT (nee HOWARD) of Mt. Elgin and the late "Art" Arthur HEWITT (1981,) brother of Larry of Tillsonburg, Don and his wife Shelba of Fenwick, Marie FLEMING/FLEMMING and her husband Ron SACKRIDER of Mt. Elgin, son-in-law of Al and Eileen POLZIN of Woodstock, brother-in-law of Cheryl LINDSAY of Woodstock and is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Alexis Thompson HEWITT (1978). Randy was an avid baseball player with the Ontario Fastball League playing with several teams in Woodstock and the surrounding area and played hockey in Woodstock and area for many years. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Thursday December 15, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the complete memorial service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend John LINDSAY officiating. Cremation has taken place. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-15 published
THOMAS, Clarence Charles
Peacefully at Watford Quality Care Centre on Wednesday December 14, 2005, Clarence Charles THOMAS age 94 years, formerly of Corunna and Blenheim. Dear father of Melba McRAE of Petrolia and Bob THOMAS and his wife Donna of Corunna. Loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Brother of Pearl PARDO of Kitchener, Hazel NEAL of Blenheim, Jack THOMAS of Waynefield and Lloyd THOMAS of Ridgetown. Predeceased by his wife Evelyn (1986;) his son, William THOMAS (1990;) son-in-law Hugh McRAE (2002;) grand_son, Rick THOMAS (1988;) great-granddaughter, Samantha (2003;) his sisters, Ada EVES and Margaret WALLACE and by his brother Gordon. Clarence retired from Shell, was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #1256 and was a life member of Rondeau Lodge #40 of the Oddfellows. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway Corunna on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and then at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Knight 519-862-2845.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
McAUSLAN, Lila Marguerite (née ELSOM)
Formerly of R.R.#1 Bothwell, passed away peacefully at Beattie Haven Retirement Community, Wardsville on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at the age of 86. Born in Enniskillen Twp., daughter of the late Herbert and Mabel (BROWN) ELSOM. Beloved wife of the late Bruce McAUSLAN (1987.) Lila is survived by sisters Evelyn CROSS of R.R.#1 Bothwell, Eleanor THOMAS of Peterborough; a brother Alfred ELSOM of Wardsville, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Alice McCRACKEN. At Lila's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place with the interment in Shetland Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Beattie Haven Retirement Community would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, Bothwell (519-695-2716) "A tree will be planted in Memory of Lila McAuslan in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-01-18 published
RICHARDSON, Margaret Anna
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Saturday, January 15, Margaret Anna RICHARDSON of Strathroy. Cherished through 40 years of marriage to Rick RICHARDSON. Will be fondly remembered by step-daughters Maureen RICHARDSON and Rosemary THOMAS. Nieces and nephews Peggy STONE, Patricia BERGIN, John GOSSE, Don GOSSE, Gary GOSSE, and families. Memorial service will be held at Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Strathroy, on Wednesday, January 19 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Margaret.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-10-04 published
CLARKE, Shane
To my friend, Shane. I miss you! Your friend, Jacob THOMAS

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-19 published
CAMPBELL, Kathleen Joan "Kay" (née JENKINS) (1921-2005)
Peacefully, after a brief battle with cancer, on Monday, January 17, 2005, at her home in Coventry, beloved wife of the late William Clarke CAMPBELL. Dear mother of Kathleen and her husband David THOMAS, Bill and his wife Laura CAMPBELL, Bryan and his wife Lorraine CAMPBELL. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Amy, Karey, Robyn, Jack, Dylan and great-grandmother of Spencer. The daughter of the late Robert and Grace JENKINS and sister of the late Harry and Jack. Also missed by a wide circle of Friends. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Anglican, 22 Nancy Street, Bolton on Thursday, January 20 at 2 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to The Salvation Army, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M4H 1P4 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-22 published
MARSHALL, Douglas
Peacefully, at St. Michael's Hospital, in his 67th year. He leaves his wife, Sarah MURDOCH; his sons Barnaby and Benjamin; his sister, Sally; his dear friend and first wife, Deborah; his daughter-in-law, Carmen DUNJKO; his granddaughter, Emma, and her mother, Colleen DECOURCY; his belatedly discovered British son, Hugh THOMAS, his wife, Natalie, and son, Oliver; the staff of the Duke of York; his many Friends; and his affectionate but demanding cat, Nora. Douglas was a true original -- demanding, difficult, smart, funny, loyal and irascible -- who more than anything enjoyed red wine, good writing and socializing, probably in that order. He grew up in Colborne, Ontario, and attended Highgate School in London and the University of Toronto, where he was the editor of the Varsity in the 58-59 school year. He worked at the London bureau of Canadian Press; Maclean's; as a television Guide columnist at Books in Canada, which he co-founded with Val CLERY; and the Toronto Star, where he remains the longest-surviving Entertainment Editor since Nathan COHEN. He was a founding member of the Crime Writers of Canada and the author of A Very Palpable Hit. A service for Doug will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25, at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-02 published
RIDOUT, Freda (née ANTROBUS) (1920-2005)
Died peacefully at her home in Walden, Ontario surrounded by family. Formerly of Toronto, Freda was born in Coleman, Alberta to Fred and Mary ANTROBUS. Wife of the Canadian composer Godfrey RIDOUT predeceased 1984. Graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto with gold medals in vocal and piano. Freda was a founding member of the Festival Singers and the Leslie Bell Singers. Mother of Naomi RIDOUT (husband Terry THOMAS) of Kanata, Vicki RIDOUT- KETT (husband Terry KETT) of Walden and Michael RIDOUT predeceased 1998 (wife Dolora HARVEY of Toronto.) Beloved Gran of Jennifer, Sarah and Celia KETT, Guy and Ned RIDOUT- THOMAS and Rosalind and Fraser HARVEY- RIDOUT. Private interment. A celebration of Freda's life will be held in Toronto on February 12th, 2005, R.S.V.P. to Naomi at 1-613239-1667. Donations in memory of Freda may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Sudbury Unit). (Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent Street, Sudbury, Ontario. P3C 4C8, 1-800-461-0159).

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-22 published
THOMAS, Susan Diana (née JACOX)
(February 16, 1926 - February 17, 2005)
Daughter of Mary Olive RITTER and Clarence David JACOX. Predeceased by her husband, John Vincent THOMAS. Beloved mother of Glynnis (Robert), Abby, Kit (Alex), Hilary, Sarah (James) and Matthew (Cathy). Loving grandmother of Evan, Lliana, Dylan, Rachel, Heather and Wesley. Predeceased by siblings Minerva, Andrew, and David. Susan will be dearly missed by her brothers John, Gordon (Nancy), and Edward (Marian). Susan was born in Seattle, Washington, raised in Edmonton, and was educated at Queens and Berkeley, California. Former Reno shill, she went on to become editor of the Junior Red Cross magazine. Susan and Vincent ran Jackknife Lodge on Georgian Bay from '55 to '72. Susan moved to Port Hope from Toronto in '67 and was active in A.C.O. and L.A.C.A.C. She was the first woman president of a Canadian Fair Board. She was passionate about her support of local artists and old time fiddlers. Her store: The Magpie, and gallery: The Thomas Gallery, were well known fixtures in the town for nearly twenty years. Susan was one of the most intelligent, kind and sensitive souls on earth and will be sorely missed. Private family gathering to be held on February 26. Donations on her behalf can be made to the Lung Association. The Thomas family gives sincere thanks to the staff in the Palliative Care Unit of the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-25 published
THOMAS, Susan Diana (née JACOX)
(February 16, 1926-February 17, 2005) Daughter of Mary Olive RITTER and Clarence David JACOX. Predeceased by her husband, John Vincent THOMAS. Beloved mother of Glynnis (Robert,) Abby, Kit (Alex), Hilary, Sarah (James) and Matthew (Cathy). Loving grandmother of Evan, Lliana, Dylan, Rachel, Heather and Wesley. Predeceased by siblings Minerva, Andrew, and David. Susan will be dearly missed by her brothers John, Gordon (Nancy), and Edward (Marian). Susan was born in Seattle, Washington, raised in Edmonton, and was educated at Queens and Berkeley, California. Former Reno shill, she went on to become editor of the Junior Red Cross magazine. Susan and Vincent ran Jackknife Lodge on Georgian Bay from '55 to '72. Susan moved to Port Hope from Toronto in '67 and was active in A.C.O. and L.A.C.A.C. She was the first woman president of a Canadian Fair Board. She was passionate about her support of local artists and old time fiddlers. Her store: The Magpie, and gallery: The Thomas Gallery, were well known fixtures in the town for nearly twenty years. Susan was one of the most intelligent, kind and sensitive souls on earth and will be sorely missed. Private family gathering to be held on February 26. Donations on her behalf can be made to the Lung Association. The THOMAS family gives sincere thanks to the staff in the Palliative Care Unit of the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-11 published
ROBINSON, Donna Jane
Passed away at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, on Saturday, April 9, 2005. Beloved wife and soulmate of Justice John E.C. ROBINSON. Loving and loved mother of Susan ROBINSON (Paul RUTHERFORD) of Toronto, Catharine McDAYTER (Dr. Mark McDAYTER) of Toronto and John W.K. ROBINSON (Marion ROBINSON) of Stratford. Dear Nana to Anne, Nicole, Iris, Jack and Helen. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary THOMAS of Burlington and Mary Pat MANAHAN (Jack MANAHAN) of Bobcaygeon. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Private interment at Woodland Cemetery.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-26 published
THOMAS, Harriet " Hallie" (née TOMPKINS)
Died peacefully with her family at her bedside, on Monday, April 25th, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Hallie was born in New York City on December 4th, 1913, the daughter of Leslie Jay TOMPKINS, a noted law professor, and Jean Edgar BURNET, a well-known suffragette. Hallie graduated from The Brearley and from Vassar, where she was the editor of the college newspaper. After graduation she went to Paris as a free-lance journalist for the New York Herald Tribune. There she met John Kempster (J.K.) THOMAS, a brilliant philosophy student who later became a respected editor and psychologist. They were married in 1937 and moved to Toronto where, as a member of the Junior League, she put together the children's radio program 'Sounds Fun'. She was also very involved with the National Ballet of Canada, serving on its first Board of Directors and as the editor of the Ballet News. Saturday nights were spent in rowdy stimulating conversation with her long time Friends Morley and Loretto CALLAGHAN, Mary Lowrey ROSS, film Critic for Saturday Night magazine, and Eustace ROSS, the symbolist poet. When Hallie's husband died, she took up a new career, Real Estate, at the age of 55. After her retirement, she travelled widely across the continent in her red convertible with Molly, her beloved Irish setter. Always game for new challenges, in her latter years she became a prize-winning duplicate bridge player.
She is survived by four children: Mary FARRAR (Edward) and John THOMAS (Liz WHELPDALE) of Kingston, Ontario, and Jeannie Thomas PARKER and Christie Thomas POTTS of Toronto. She was also loved by her late brother James B. TOMPKINS, her sister-in-law, Patty, her niece Teri, and her late nephews, Leslie J. and James B. TOMPKINS, all of Toronto. She was the loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren: Ross, Scott and Andrew FARRAR, Jean PAQUIN (Andy,) Hannah CARLSEN (Angelo), Deepamala and Stephen THOMAS, Tony PARKER, Lisa NORTH (Chris,) Trevor and Joanna POTTS and the late Gavin and Jason POTTS. She was the caring great-grandmother of Meghan and Caitlyn NORTH, Mika CARLSEN and Sarah PAQUIN.
She loved: Friends and Friendship, canoeing in the evenings, helping out in small ways, scotch, genealogy, poolside afternoons, mysteries, crosswords, heady conversation, jokes and laughter, elegance, Gershwin, the Toronto Maple Leafs, French cooking, the New Yorker, scrabble and bridge, parties, bargains, swimming the breast stroke, sunsets, yoga, poetry, and the open road. But most of all, she loved family. We will all miss her enormously.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in tomorrow's paper.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-27 published
THOMAS, Harriet " Hallie" (née TOMPKINS)
Died peacefully with her family at her bedside, on Monday, April 25th, 2005, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Hallie was born in New York City on December 4th, 1913, the daughter of Leslie Jay TOMPKINS, a noted law professor, and Jean Edgar BURNET, a well-known suffragette. Hallie graduated from The Brearley and from Vassar, where she was the editor of the college newspaper. After graduation she went to Paris as a freelance journalist for the New York Herald Tribune. There she met John Kempster (J.K.) THOMAS, a brilliant philosophy student who later became a respected editor and psychologist. They were married in 1937 and moved to Toronto where, as a member of the Junior League, she put together the children's radio program 'Sounds Fun'. She was also very involved with the National Ballet of Canada, serving on its first Board of Directors and as the editor of the Ballet News. Saturday nights were spent in rowdy stimulating conversation with her long time Friends Morley and Loretto CALLAGHAN, Mary Lowrey ROSS, film Critic for Saturday Night magazine, and Eustace ROSS, the symbolist poet. When Hallie's husband died, she took up a new career, Real Estate, at the age of 55. After her retirement, she travelled widely across the continent in her red convertible with Molly, her beloved Irish setter. Always game for new challenges, in her latter years she became a prize-winning duplicate bridge player. She is survived by four children: Mary FARRAR (Edward) and John THOMAS (Liz WHELPDALE) of Kingston, Ontario, and Jeannie Thomas PARKER and Christie Thomas POTTS of Toronto. She was also loved by her late brother James B. TOMPKINS, her sister-in-law, Patty, her niece Teri, and her late nephews, Leslie J. and James B. TOMPKINS, all of Toronto. She was the loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren: Ross, Scott and Andrew FARRAR, Jean PAQUIN (Andy,) Hannah CARLSEN (Angelo,) Deepamala and Stephen THOMAS, Tony PARKER, Lisa NORTH (Chris), Trevor and Joanna POTTS and the late Gavin and Jason POTTS. She was the caring great-grandmother of Meghan and Caitlyn NORTH, Mika CARLSEN and Sarah PAQUIN. She loved: Friends and Friendship, canoeing in the evenings, helping out in small ways, scotch, genealogy, poolside afternoons, mysteries, crosswords, heady conversation, jokes and laughter, elegance, Gershwin, the Toronto Maple Leafs, French cooking, the New Yorker, scrabble and bridge, parties, bargains, swimming the breast stroke, sunsets, yoga, poetry, and the open road. But most of all, she loved family. We will all miss her enormously. Service to take place at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive at Glenn Road on Thursday, April 28 at 2 o'clock. All are welcome. Reception at the church to follow.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-27 published
THOMAS, Norma Marie (née LANGDON)
Norma Marie (née LANGDON) of Streetsville passed away peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 in her 78th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Norman. Loving mother of Chris (Sandee), Greg (Sue), and David (Monica). Proud grandmother of Kristen, Matthew, Shaun, Sachi, Bonnie, Joshua and Jessica. Also survived by brother Hugh (Audrey) of Guelph and her nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered for her easy going manner, good humour, quick wit and love of life. Visitation will be held at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Road South of 401), where Friends may call on Thursday, April 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel Friday, April 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. Many thanks to all the Doctors, nurses and wonderful Friends who assisted her during a courageous battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norma's memory may be directed to the Credit Valley Hospital Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre, 2200 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 2N1 (905) 813-2200.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-04 published
MANN, Roberta " Ann" (née EWING)
Mrs. Ann MANN, beloved husband of Mr. Peter MANN of Medicine Hat, Alberta, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on Monday, May 2nd, 2005, at the age of 64 years. Ann also leaves to cherish her memory one son, John (Jill) MANN of Calgary, Alberta; one daughter, Carrie (Brian) THOMAS of Kamloops, British Columbia; four grandchildren, Shawn, Sarah, Michelle, and Owen and her mother, Sarah. Ann was predeceased by her father, Bob EWING. Ann was born on September 25th, 1940, in St. Catharines, Ontario, and married Peter MANN in Thorold, Ontario, on November 11th, 1961. They lived at various locations throughout eastern and western Canada before settling in Medicine Hat. Ann fell in love with the city and felt this was the only place to reside following their retirement. Five years ago Ann's mother, Sarah Ada, presently 99 years of age, moved from St. Catharines to Medicine Hat to be closer to her daughter. Ann loved golfing and traveling. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her. A Private Family Service will be held in Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Thursday, May 5th, 2005, with Reverend Barrett Scheske officiating. As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Mrs. Ann MANN may do so with a gift to the Medicine Hat Cancer Centre, 666 - 5th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to saamisfc@telusplanet.net, subject-heading Ann MANN. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel And Crematorium, "The Chapel in the Park". Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-10 published
DENSMORE, Lewis Hayes
Peacefully, at Niagara Arms Retirement Residence, St. Catharines on Monday, May 9th, 2005 in his 87th year. Beloved husband for 64 years of Evelyn (Michaud) DENSMORE of St. Catharines. Loving father of Susan (David) LAWSON of Burlington. Loved grandpa of Sarah, Michael and Geoffrey LAWSON. Dear brother of Clifford DENSMORE of Kingston and brother-in-law of Josephine DENSMORE of St. Catharines. Predeceased by a sister Muriel (Thomas) KEATING (1996) and a brother Maurice DENSMORE (1996.) Special uncle of Donald THOMAS and also survived by several other nieces and nephews. Lewis was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1918. He was a Veteran of World War 2 serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the European Theatre of Operations as a Flight Lieutenant radar officer. He was employed by Dana Canada Inc. (Haynes-Dana Inc.) for 44 years, retiring in 1981. He was a Registered member of the Society of Manangement Accountants (C.M.A.), a former member of Kiwanis Club Central of St. Catharines, a former member of Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. and St. Catharines Photographic Club and an Ardent photographer and traveler.
Cremation has taken place with a Memorial Celebration of his life to be held at the Karl A. Hammond Funeral Home Chapel, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Thursday, May 12 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences or remembrances may be sent to the family densmore@hammondfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-10 published
McARTHUR, Clara Margaret (née THOMAS)
Died peacefully May 6th, 2005 at Georgetown, in her 96th year. Devoted wife, of 67 years, to Harry. Loved mother of Mary Lou (Doug BROCK,) and Sue GRANT. Grandmother of Steven GRANT, and Alison, David, and John Paul (Erin) BROCK. Delighted great-grandmother, since January, of Madison Belle BROCK.
Clara Thomas grew up in the village of Woodville, where she went to schoolwith her future life partner, Harry. She graduated from nursing at the Toronto Western Hospital in 1931, and practiced nursing through the '30's until their marriage in 1937. During her married years, Clara was an active church member, an avid bridge player, curler and gardener. She was a devoted wife and mother, a much loved member of each of the many southern Ontario communities in which she and Harry resided during his long career with Ontario Hydro. Her family and Friends will miss her. She had a wonderful, long life, and she will remain in our hearts forever.
A private family gathering and cremation have taken place. A celebration of Clara's life will be held in the chapel at Trinity United Church, 315 Reid Street, Peterborough, Ontario, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24th, 2005.
Clara loved flowers, and, unfortunately, left us just before the warmth of spring and the blossoms burst forth after this long, cold winter. To honour her, buy a bouquet for yourself, and remember her, or, if you prefer, donations may be made to Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough K9J 7G6, or the Canadian Hearing Institute, 315 Reid Street, Peterborough, K9J 3R2.
To send online condolences visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-11 published
McARTHUR, Clara Margaret (née THOMAS)
Died peacefully May 6th, 2005 at Georgetown, in her 96th year. Devoted wife, of 67 years, to Harry. Loved mother of Mary Lou (Doug BROCK,) and Sue GRANT. Grandmother of Steven GRANT, and Alison, David, and John Paul (Erin) BROCK. Delighted great-grandmother, since January, of Madison Belle BROCK.
Clara THOMAS grew up in the village of Woodville, where she went to school with her future life partner, Harry. She graduated from nursing at the Toronto Western Hospital in 1931, and practiced nursing through the '30's until their marriage in 1937. During her married years, Clara was an active church member, an avid bridge player, curler and gardener. She was a devoted wife and mother, a much loved member of each of the many southern Ontario communities in which she and Harry resided during his long career with Ontario Hydro. Her family and Friends will miss her. She had a wonderful, long life, and she will remain in our hearts forever.
A private family gathering and cremation have taken place. A celebration of Clara's life will be held in the chapel at Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough, Ontario, at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 24th, 2005.
Clara loved flowers, and, unfortunately, left us just before the warmth of spring and the blossoms burst forth after this long, cold winter. To honour her, buy a bouquet for yourself, and remember her, or, if you prefer, donations may be made to Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough K9J 7G6, or the Canadian Hearing Institute, 315 Reid Street, Peterborough, K9J 3R2.
To send online condolences visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-11 published
THOMAS, Dorothy (1938-2005)
While we all mourn the loss of Dorothy, we wish to thank her for the tremendous gifts she left behind. Born and raised in Toronto, Dorothy attended the University of Toronto where she began her career as a journalist and civic activist. She wrote for the Toronto Star, directed public programming at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and later represented the east end of the old city of Toronto as alderman for nine years. In that time, she was part of the reform movement who worked to protect local neighbourhoods, advance mixed communities of affordable housing, promote the arts and she could always be counted on to have a strongly held opinion on the issue of the day. She later served on the Rent Review Tribunal, the Social Assistance Review Board, Metro Licensing Commission and the Toronto Licensing Tribunal
always as an advocate for the underdog. On retirement, Dorothy continued to pursue her passions reading, jazz, gardening, cooking, film, volunteering and building strong local communities. Dorothy will be missed by her son Nye THOMAS and his wife, Karen MANN and her brand-new granddaughter, Mei Leigh, as well as her many Friends and admirers. Dorothy's family and Friends wish to thank the staff of Princess Margaret Hospital and the Grace Hospice for their unfailing support through difficult times the Canadian system works! A celebration of Dorothy's wonderful life will soon be announced.
Fiona CHAPMAN wrote this with the help of many of Dorothy's Friends and loved ones.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-23 published
KAVANAGH- DOKSOZ, Mary Beth (née KAVANAGH)
Passed away in the company of her loving family on May 21st, 2005. Mary Beth KAVANAGH- DOKSOZ, age 42 years. Devoted wife of Tuguy DOKSOZ; loving daughter of George and Margaret (COLE) KAVANAGH of Conception Harbour formerly of Scarborough, Ontario and St. John's; big sister to Dare and partner Lucy SHARMAN of Sydney, Australia, Amy and partner Lawrence PENNEY of Gander, Michaela and husband Stephen HAY of Huntsville, Ontario, Patrick and partner Tania GOECKE of Toronto, Ontario. Special aunt to Archie of Sydney, Australia, Chandra and Jacob of Gander and Lucas and Maggie Rose HAY of Huntsville, Ontario. Mary Beth was beloved by the Doksoz's family of Antakya, Turkey parents Memet and Medine, sisters Aysel, Dilek and Ege, and brothers Hamit, Orhan and Tuguy's children Birsen, Irem and Memet Ali. Doting Mistress to her cherished puppies Pasha and Lale. She was a brave and courageous woman, a compassionate caring nurse and a true friend to many around the world especially Marcia, Rennie, Chris, Erwin, Ruth, Ed, Michael, Valerie, Amanda, Lin, Sonya and so many more. She will be sadly missed by her many aunts, uncles and cousins especially cousin Fred KAVANAGH and Uncle Gerry COLE. Mary Beth was a graduate of St. Joseph's College Wellesley, Toronto and the School of Nursing at George Brown College, Toronto. Special thanks to Dr. K LAING, Dr. F. O'SHAY/SHEA and Dr. C. THOMAS and the nursing staff of 4NA Health Sciences Centre and the Staff of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Mary Beth's life will take place in the coming days, date and time to be determined. Arrangements are entrusted to Caul's Funeral Home (www.cauls.ca). No flowers by request. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made in Mary Beth's memory to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre 300 Prince Philip Dr. Saint John's, Newfoundland A1B 3V6 (www.nctrf.nf.ca).

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-24 published
THOMAS, Elliot Manson
Passed away on May 22, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Helen (née MITCHELL) formerly of Guelph. Loving father of son Greig and his wife Wendy. Loving grandfather of Jennifer and Ian and great grandfather of Evan. Brother of Irene and husband Charlie and Doug and wife Joan of Dundee, Scotland. Tom will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews in both Canada and Scotland. Born in Dundee, Scotland and moved to Canada post war to pursue an engineering career. Retired from the Workers Compensation Board after 30 years in 1985. His wit, sense of humour and camaraderie will be missed by all his Friends and competitors at North Halton Golf and Country Club and the Dixie Curling Club. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at a later date. Donations to the Ian Anderson House (cancer hospice), 430 Winston Churchill Blvd., Oakville, Ontario L6J 7X2, would be greatly appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-26 published
MANSON, THOMAS, Elliot
Passed away on May 22, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Helen (née MITCHELL) formerly of Guelph. Loving father of son Greig and his wife Wendy. Loving grandfather of Jennifer and Ian and great grandfather of Evan. Brother of Irene and husband Charlie and Doug and wife Joan of Dundee, Scotland. Tom will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews in both Canada and Scotland. Born in Dundee, Scotland and moved to Canada post war to pursue an engineering career. Retired from the Workers Compensation Board after 30 years in 1985. His wit, sense of humour and camaraderie will be missed by all his Friends and competitors at North Halton Golf and Country Club and the Dixie Curling Club. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at a later date. Donations to the Ian Anderson House (cancer hospice), 430 Winston Churchill Blvd., Oakville, Ontario L6J 7X2, would be greatly appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-14 published
SAVAGE, Agnes Steele " Nessie" (née MacLEAN)
Agnes Steele (Nessie) SAVAGE (née MacLEAN) of Coquitlam, British Columbia, formerly of Pointe Claire, Quebec, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 8, 2005. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 25, 1912, she was the widow of Alex SAVAGE. Nessie is survived by her niece Lorraine SAVAGE (Ken THOMAS) of Coquitlam; nephews Roy of Fredericton, Norman (Cheryl) of Montreal, Keith (Joan) of Scarborough, Don (Martine) of Toronto, and Peter (Ruth) SAVAGE of South Carolina; sisters-in-law Christina MITCHELL and Gladys SAVAGE of Montreal, and Lois SAVAGE of Fredericton; grand-nieces and grand-nephews. At Nessie's request, there will be no service or visitation. Cremation will be followed by burial beside Alex in the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nessie's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-18 published
JEFFERSON, Mary (née NEILD)
Mary, aged 96, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2005, at the Fulford Residence, Montreal.
She was predeceased by her husband, C.E. JEFFERSON (Jeff,) her brother Ward NEILD and his wife Margaret, and her parents Herb and Ida NEILD.
She is survived by her nephew, Bob NEILD and her cousins David KITCHEN and his wife Margot, Peter KITCHEN and his wife Barbara and their extended families, all of whom loved Mary like a mother.
Mary was born in 1909 in Stratford, Ontario. She attended Macdonald College for a homemaker's course before entering the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing, from which she graduated in 1933. Her early career coincided with Norman BETHUNE's period of service at the hospital. She did private duty nursing for many years, and returned to nurse at the Ross Pavilion of the Royal Victoria Hospital after the death of her husband. She enjoyed a long and distinguished career and was much loved by her patients and staff.
Mary kept in touch with a wide circle of nursing colleagues until the end, and will be fondly remembered by many Friends, especially Hazel HARRINGTON, Peggy JEAN and Des THOMAS, Barbara and Alan GRIEG, as well as other Royal Victoria Hospital alumni.
Mary will always be remembered for her great sense of fun. She embraced life and everyone she met. Mary will be so greatly missed but we know she is at peace and with the love of her life, Jeff.
The family's heartfelt thanks go to the Fulford Residence and their wonderful staff for being so loving and caring of Mary in the last years of her life.
Entrusted to Wray, Walton and Wray Funeral Home, 5610 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Québec H4A 1W5.
The service will be conducted at St. James the Apostle Church, 1439 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal, Québec, on June 23 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully received by the Fulford Residence, 1221 Guy Street, Montreal, Québec H3H 2K8 or the Palliative Care Unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Street West, Montreal, Québec, H3A 1A1.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-23 published
IMRIE, Ian Gordon
Born in Kitchener, Ontario on June 21st, 1929, died on his 76th birthday at the Ottawa General Hospital. Long time public servant: Secretary General of Inter-Parliamentary Relations with the House of Commons; Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Historic Sites. He studied at the University of Toronto, Trinity College and the University of Belgrade. He leaves his wife Elizabeth, his children Kevin, Megan, Caitlin and Maureen and their spouses, his sister Betty THOMAS and his cousin Ross IMRIE and their families. He will be greatly missed by all, including his grandchildren Christopher, Anik, Alison, Charlotte, Chloe, Stephanie and Aidan, and by his many Friends. The family extends an invitation to gather to remember him on Saturday, June 25th from 4 to 7 p.m. in the reception room, 1st floor, 400 Stewart Street. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Foster Parents Plan of Canada, 95 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 1001, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 3B5 www.fosterparentsplan.ca or the charity of your choice. "In the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world." Desiderata 1692.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-12 published
CLUTE, Margaret Louise (née POGUE)
Passed away peacefully at her residence in London on Sunday, July 10, 2005. Beloved wife and best pal of the late Deryck CLUTE. Loving mother of Barry and Laureen (HUNTER.) Proud gramma of David and Christopher CLUTE, Scott HUNTER (Utah), Susan HUNTER (Japan) and G. G of darling Trey (Utah). Dear sister of Betty ANDREWS, Evelyn (Bill) DAVENPORT, Raymond POGUE and Verna (Merv) THOMAS. Predeceased by her brothers Bill, Don, Frank and Jim and sisters Helen and Joan. Private Cremation arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, (519) 452-3770. A special thank you to Dr. I. BECKER and the Victorian Order of Nurses for their care and compassion.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-25 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Cicely
At 87 years of age, Cicely died peacefully in Parry Sound on August 22, 2005 from complications after a bad fall. Cicely was the wife of the late Woodburn THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and devoted mother of John ( and wife Carmel), Janet (and husband Bill), and Robert (and wife Laurie.) She enjoyed being a dear Gran to Jean THOMAS and Mack and Andrew THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON as well as a beloved Goggy to Jacob. Cicely was renowned and active in community theatre: in her student years at University of British Columbia, in the Dominion Drama Festival, the Theatre Ontario and particularly with the Women's Alumni in Toronto and the Curtain Club where she was a founding and 50 year member.
For the past 15 years, Cicely has divided her life between her childhood home in Victoria and her much beloved Whale Rock in Muskoka.
Cicely's family appreciates the high quality of care of the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sudbury and West Parry Sound Health Centre.
Funeral service will be held at Saint Mary's Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge Street (just west of Yonge Street, off Major Mackenzie Drive), in Richmond Hill, on Friday, August 26 at 11 a.m. (905-884-2227). Donations to Doctors Without Borders or the West Parry Sound Health Centre.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-13 published
THOMAS, Reginald James, C.A.
Surrounded by his family, Reg died peacefully in Toronto on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 91 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, life-long love, and soul mate, Dorothy; his daughters, Sandra and Arlene; his son, Doug; his daughterin-law, Diane his grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew; his sister, Evelyn his brother-in-law, John; and his sister-in-law, Edna. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald, and his sister, Mabel. Reg grew up in Mount Dennis and was active in Chalmers United Church, both as a member of the choir and as the president of the Bible class. In business, he had a long and successful career, starting at the bottom rung of Canada Malting Company Limited and retiring 49 years later as president and chief executive officer, while also serving on the board of directors of several other companies. Reg, who had many interests, including golf, curling, bridge, and travelling, was known for his love of people, his love of life, and, most of all, his smile, which will be remembered by all of his Friends and relatives. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 from 4: 00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.). The Funeral Service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2005 at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to either The Arthritis Society or The Salvation Army.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-21 published
THOMAS, Hugh
Peacefully at the Humber River Regional Hospital-Finch Site on Sunday, September 18, 2005, at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Loving father of Patricia, Robert, and George. Dear grandfather of 6. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "West Toronto Chapel" 1273 Weston Rd., Toronto, 416-243-0202 (just north of Eglinton Ave.) on Saturday, September 24, 2005 from 3-5 p.m. Private cremation.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-05 published
THOMAS, Erika Donald (née GREENLAND) (1952-2005)
The family of Erika Donald THOMAS (née GREENLAND) is sad to report her death in Manchester, United Kingdom due to cancer on Friday, October 28th. Erika is remembered by her Friends, family, husband Rawle THOMAS, and her daughters, Justine Greenland DUKE and Nicole DUKE. In lieu of a funeral service, a memorial gathering will be held to celebrate her life.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-27 published
BRILLINGER, Patricia Ellen (née MAGUIRE)
After a long, courageous and faith-filled battle with cancer, Pat died Christmas Eve, December 24, 2005 at the St. Catharines General Hospital, in her 69th year surrounded by the love and support of her husband, four children and eleven grandchildren. Beloved wife of Paul and beloved mother of Elizabeth Jane, Kathryn Ellen, Sarah Ann Dadgar (Esfan) and Jonathan Roy Edward (Laure). Beloved sister of Tom MAGUIRE (Donna) of Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia. Loving grandmother to Bill and Samantha; Zahra, Alysha, Nadia and Tameera; Kayla, Laura and Kavan; Alexandra and Colin. Predeceased by parents Loftus and Betty MAGUIRE (née MORRIS) and grandchild Melissa. Sadly missed by many family, Friends and colleagues. Pat was retired from her position as an English as a Second Language teacher at Brock University. Special thanks to Doctors FINDLEY and THOMAS, the Oncology Department and the nurses of C3W at St. Catharines General Hospital.
Visitation will take place at the Hulse and English Funeral Home & Chapel, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, (905) 684-6346, on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Pat's life will be held at St. George's Anglican Church in St. Catharines on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wellsprings Niagara, Hospice Niagara, St. George's Church or the charity of your choice.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
ROACHE, Hector Roy
At Scarborough General Hospital, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Hector ROACHE was the beloved husband of Gloria (THOMAS) ROACHE. Dear father of Jenine, Mervyn, Roy, Wilt, Allan and Walter. Loved grandfather of 14 grandchildren. Survived by twin sister lnez and brother David. Special thanks to all his wonderful Friends whose continued support and encouragement was greatly appreciated. The family is very grateful and would like to thank the many people who provided kindness and thoughtful care and support from Leisure World Nursing Home, the Scarborough Centenary Hospital, Scarborough Grace Hospital and the Scarborough General Hospital. Visitation will be at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East (416-293-5211) on Friday, January 7, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 8 at Malvern Methodist Church, 2 Morningview Trail (Morningside Avenue north of Sheppard).

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
BROWN, Robert Charles
Quietly, on Friday, January 7th, 2005, at the Rouge Valley Health Centre, after a lengthy illness. Robert, beloved husband of Marjorie. Loving father of Roger and Colin (Lauren). Dear grandfather of Emma. Also survived by his sister Dorothy THOMAS. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street, (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Friday from 2: 00 p.m. until a celebration of Robert's life will be held at 3: 00 p.m. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
THURSTON, Ken
Ken, son of the late Roy and Gladys (WILLIAMS,) passed away peacefully at his home on January 14, 2005 after a short illness with his beloved wife Ann (MORRISON) at his side. With love and care he was able to live out his wish to be at home. Loving father of Blaine and his wife Terri. Greatly loved Grampa of Katie, Kyla and Kirk. Predeceased by brother Phil (Flo), Phyllis Cole (Bob), Martha ZWICKER (Harold), Leslie (Thelma), Norman (Jeannette), Brenda CROSBY (Norm,) Erma THOMAS (Lorraine.) Predeceased by his brother Charles (Betty). He will be greatly missed and remembered by his family and Friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd. (north of St. Clair Ave E., 416-267-8229), with a reception to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by family in lieu of flowers.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
CAMPBELL, Kathleen Joan "Kay" (née JENKINS) (1921-2005)
Peacefully, after a brief battle with cancer, on Monday, January 17, 2005, at her home in Coventry, beloved wife of the late William Clarke CAMPBELL. Dear mother of Kathleen and her husband David THOMAS, Bill and his wife Laura CAMPBELL, Bryan and his wife Lorraine CAMPBELL. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Amy, Karey, Robyn, Jack, Dylan and great-grandmother of Spencer. The daughter of the late Robert and Grace JENKINS and sister of the late Harry and Jack. Also missed by a wide circle of Friends. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Anglican, 22 Nancy Street, Bolton on Thursday, January 20 at 2 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to The Salvation Army, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M4H 1P4 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-20 published
CARLTON, William G., B.A.Sc., P.Eng. (1941)
At Toronto on Monday, January 17, 2005 in his 87th year. Predeceased by infant son Kevin (1956,) first wife Evelyn WALKER (1984) and his second wife Margaret (Peggy) THOMAS (1996.) Survived by son Peter and daughter Nan LAWSON (John,) four grandchildren and brother John (Sandra). At Bill's request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 416-231-2283.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
MARSHALL, Douglas
Peacefully, at St. Michael's Hospital, in his 67th year. He leaves his wife Sarah MURDOCH; his sons Barnaby and Benjamin; his sister Sally; his dear friend and first wife Deborah; his daughter-in-law Carmen DUNJKO; his granddaughter Emma, and her mother Colleen DECOURCY; his belatedly discovered British son Hugh THOMAS, his wife Natalie, and son Oliver; the staff of the Duke of York his many Friends; and his affectionate but demanding cat Nora. Douglas was a true original - demanding, difficult, smart, funny, loyal and irascible - who more than anything enjoyed red wine, good writing and socializing, probably in that order. He grew up in Colbourne, Ontario, and attended Highgate School in London and the University of Toronto, where he was the editor of the Varsity in the '58-59 school year. He worked at the London bureau of Canadian Press; Maclean's; as a television Guide columnist at Books in Canada, which he co-founded with Val CLERY; and the Toronto Star, where he remains the longest-surviving Entertainment Editor since Nathan COHEN. He was a founding member of the Crime Writers of Canada and the author of A Very Palpable Hit. A Service for Doug will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25th at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-23 published
THOMAS, Hugh Henry
Peacefully, but displaced, on January 21, 2005, at Ross Memorial in Lindsay. You see, Hugh was most comfortable at home, in front of his computer, skilfully piloting a 747 through a fog, touching down safely at Heathrow Airport. Big Hugh, immediately survived, by wife Diane, sister Lyndall, sons Hugh and Geoff and daughter Susan, came a long way from his birth in Kashmir, India. From the mills of Kapuskasing, to the bright lights of Toronto, Hugh - with G.P.S. in hand - mapped every road in between - literally. He loved trains, planes and automobiles, and his heart, though it failed at the end, was as big as a house. Hugh will be greatly missed by son-in-law Tony, daughters-in-law, Maria and Caroline and perhaps most by grandchildren Sarah, Christian, Peter and Abby. Visitation on Wednesday, January 26th at 10: 30 a.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga (1535 South Gateway, at Dixie Rd., 905-602-1580), with service to follow at 11 a.m.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
MERCER, June Lenore (née THOMAS)
Peacefully, after a short battle with cancer at Peel Memorial Hospital Brampton on Monday, January 24, 2005 in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Bryce MERCER. Loving mother Scott NICHOLLS and his wife Nancy, Craig NICHOLLS and his wife Rhonda, Lynne WILSON and her husband Tim, Tracy NICHOLLS, Marie GODDARD and her husband Don, Lyall MERCER and Neal MERCER. Devoted Grandma of Brett, Jason, Leanne, Kimberley, Jake, Ryan, Mark, Matthew, Annya, Stephanie and Meryn. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Ward Chapel on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. A reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
RIDOUT, Freda (née ANTROBUS) (1920-2005)
Died peacefully at her home in Walden, Ontario, surrounded by family. Formerly of Toronto, Freda was born in Coleman, Alberta, to Fred and Mary ANTROBUS. Wife of the Canadian composer Godfrey RIDOUT, predeceased 1984. Graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, with gold medals in vocal and piano. Freda was a founding member of the Festival Singers and the Leslie Bell Singers. Mother of Naomi RIDOUT (husband Terry THOMAS) of Kanata, Vicki RIDOUT- KETT (husband Terry KETT) of Walden and Michael RIDOUT, predeceased 1998 (wife Dolora HARVEY of Toronto.) Beloved Gran of Jennifer, Sarah and Celia KETT, Guy and Ned RIDOUT- THOMAS and Rosalind and Fraser HARVEY- RIDOUT. Private interment. A celebration of Freda's life will be held in Toronto on February 12th, 2005, R.S.V.P. to Naomi at 1-613-239-1667. Donations in memory of Freda may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Sudbury Unit).(Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3C 4C8, 1-800-461-0159).

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-04 published
THOMAS, Isabel
Passed away suddenly at her home on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. Beloved wife of Charles THOMAS. Loving mother of Margaret (Derek,) Bill (Sue) and Diana (Stephen). Proud grandmother of Erik and Rhiannon. Dear sister of the late Jimmy. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday, February 5 from 6-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 7 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
THOMAS, Isabel
Passed away suddenly at her home on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. Beloved wife of Charles THOMAS. Loving mother of Margaret (Derek,) Bill (Sue) and Diana (Stephen). Proud grandmother of Erik, Rhiannon and Sara. Dear sister of the late Jimmy. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday, February 5 from 6-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 7 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
FEATHERSTONE, Mary Garvie (née ABBOTT)
Passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on February 3, 2005 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of Edgar FEATHERSTONE. Predeceased by her brother John, sister Sadie LOTHIAN and dear Aunt Queenie, all of Scotland. Loving mother to sons John (Laura Jean) of Toronto and Paul (Kathey Anne) of Calgary. Devoted grandmother to Devin THOMAS of Prince George and Marin LEAH of Calgary. Will be sadly missed by her sister Jean HANNAY (Dan,) niece Jane BROWN (Edward,) nephew John HANNAY (Michelle) and families in England. Will be fondly remembered by her cousins Anne McNAUGHTON and Hicks GOLDIE (Hugh) in Toronto, her many FEATHERSTONE nieces and nephews in Australia and New Zealand and all of her Friends across Canada. Born in Wishaw, Scotland, Mary trained as a nurse and midwife in Glasgow, eventually moving to Hull, England as a Queen's Nurse. Coming to Canada to marry Edgar, she joined the Victorian Order of Nurses in Toronto. During her nursing career in Canada she tended to patients in Gimli, Manitoba, Alliston, Ontario and at Windsor's Metropolitan Hospital. Cremation has taken place and the ashes will be interred in Campbeltown, Kintyre, Scotland, where Mary spent summer holidays as a child. Donations in lieu of flowers to the research fund of the A.L.S. Society of (Windsor) Essex County, 1426 Front Road South, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 2M6. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Mary's life, which will take place at 12 noon, Wednesday, February 9th, at the Scottish Club of Windsor, 1340 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor. Online condolences may be left at: http://www.partingwishes.com/memorials/MaryGfeatherstone

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
FISHER, Edward " Ted" Richard
Passed away at home on Sunday, February 6th, 2005, in his 89th year. Ted was the beloved husband of Donna THOMAS, and devoted, loving father to daughter, Alice FISHER, and son, Don FISHER, both of Vancouver; and will be dearly remembered by Don's partner, Jewel VOTH, and her son, Noah. Predeceased by wife, Marion FISHER, sister, Eileen, of Vancouver, and brother, Sydney, of New Zealand. Ted will be remembered fondly by sister-in-law, Isobel FISHER, his niece, Eileen FISHER, and nephew, Richard FISHER, as well as their children, all of New Zealand. Born in London, England, January 30th, 1917, Ted spent his formative years in Vancouver. Following the outbreak of World War 2, he volunteered for duty in the Canadian Army - Westminster Regiment, and saw extensive front-line service in Italy. At the conclusion of the war, he returned to Vancouver for a period, later relocating to Montreal to take a position with then Trans-Canada Airlines. In the early 1950s, Ted FISHER joined Pepsi-Cola Canada, where, during 30-years of service, he assumed a succession of management roles in advertising and marketing services, until his retirement in 1982. With an overriding passion for the game of golf, Ted has been a long-time, active member of the Islington Golf Club, in Toronto. His other special interests included jazz and theatre. Unassuming, and possessing an eternally optimistic spirit, inexhaustible energy, and generous nature, Ted FISHER was an example and inspiration to those who knew him - and one whose counsel and guidance was truly valued. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Michael GITTERMAN, Dr. Steven TISHLER and the clinical care team of the Heart Function Clinic - Trillium Queensway Site. At the request of Ted, no memorial service will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, P.O. Box 26011 Stn Brm B, Toronto, Ontario M7Y 4S1, or charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
MOWRY, Marlene (DONALDSON)
After a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, February 7, 2005. Marlene, beloved wife of Don. Cherished mother of Heather and Mark HUGHES, Lynda and John CHATWIN, Cheryl and Joe MASTINSEK, and Shelly and Gareth WINDSOR. Devoted grandmother of Ryan, Jordan, Alicia, Riley, Allie, David, Luke, Madison, Joey, Sam, Meaghan. Lovingly remembered by her best friend Pam CANHAM. Marlene will be missed by her many family members in Stratford and Western Canada, and her cousin Patti THOMAS. Friends may call at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090) on Thursday, February 10, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. and on Friday, February 11, 2005 from 12 noon until the time of the celebration of Marlene's life in the chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marlene's memory to the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, head and Neck Oncology Unit, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
Const. Bill McCUTCHEON: Leader of the band
Police officer led host of parades
At 6-foot-4, he had the carriage of a warrior
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
For years he was the leader of the parade. Metro Toronto Police Pipe Band drum major Bill McCUTCHEON was at the head of the Santa Claus parades, Labour Day parades, Warrior Day parades, Grey Cup parades, the march past at the Police Games, the opening of the Royal Winter Fair and Kitchener-Waterloo's Oktoberfests.
At the annual Police Games held on summer nights at the Canadian National Exhibition, he led the march past; during the popular Musical Ride, the force's mounted unit did the charge straight at McCUTCHEON, standing two or three paces ahead of his band. The crowd always erupted as the horses stopped at what looked like just 10 metres before the man holding his ground with his mace held high.
He loved the spectacle more than they did.
Six-foot-4, he had the carriage of a warrior, the thrown-back head of a lion leading his pride whether he was leading the parade past the mayor of small town Ontario or Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the storied Braemar Royal Highland Gathering of Scotland.
"He was a great big strapping fine-looking man," said Jocko THOMAS, the Star's legendary police reporter. "Millions saw him leading parades."
"He looked really sharp in front of the band," said former band piper John BREMNER. "He was a great guy to follow."
BREMNER and McCUTCHEON were young police officers in neighbouring downtown precincts when they signed up for a newly revived Metro Toronto Pipe and Drum Band in 1964. Originally started by Thomas ROSS in 1912, the marching band was disbanded in 1939, when Canada went to war. In a nod to its history and its original founder, the new police band chose the red Ross plaid as its official tartan.
Within months of joining, McCUTCHEON was elected drum major, responsible for not only leading the parade but also for the "dress, deportment and discipline," as BREMNER put it, of the 40 to 50 members.
"He was a stickler for punctuality," BREMNER remembered. "If Bill promised to be there at 2 p.m., we moved at 2 p.m."
McCUTCHEON retired from the band in 1975, when he retired from the police -- "we wished he could have stayed with us," said BREMNER -- but he kept marching at the head of the pack for the Ontario Royal Canadian Legion Pipes, Drums and Colours.
A year earlier, he had been asked to lead the Legion massed bands at Florida's New Year's Eve Rose Bowl parade, a huge honour at a time when the streets were painted white for the televised nighttime parade. He returned two more times: in 1976 and then in 1991.
In 1978, McCUTCHEON led the Ontario Royal Canadian Legion Pipes, Drums and Colours along the 10-kilometre route of the Tournament of Roses Parade, lined with 1.5 million cheering spectators in California. They made repeat appearances in 1981, 1989 (when McCUTCHEON had just undergone treatment for cancer of the colon six weeks before) and in 1994.
They marched the dusty main street of Tijuana, Mexico, and in the Cavalcade Parade down Princes St. in Edinburgh. They were cheered at the Punch Bowl and Hula Bowl in Hawaii. The first time they appeared at Braemar, they marched past the Duke of Fife because Queen Elizabeth was mourning the assassination of her uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, but on their third tour of Scotland in 1990, it was the royal couple on the stand.
A local newspaper photographer caught Prince Philip leaning forward and peering at McCUTCHEON's medals when he was presented to the pair.
"It was Bill's police service medal and police war veteran medal, that's what Philip was interested in knowing about," said McCUTCHEON's wife, Hilda.
But McCUTCHEON's favourite parade was always Toronto's Santa Claus Parade. No contest.
His daughters would be bursting with pride.
"We'd scream from the sidelines when we saw him," said Karen ZWARYCH. "He always looked straight ahead, but he always gave us a wink. We knew he knew we were there."
"I would say to all the people next to us 'That's my Dad,' " said Janice FATTORE.
Sometimes, if there was a break in a parade, Hilda McCUTCHEON would tell her daughters, "Bet that's your father."
He loved making an entrance, even though he insisted in a 1975 interview for a police magazine that he wasn't "the type of show-off who struts like a peacock."
McCUTCHEON had a cache of stories: the time the band was marching at the Greenwood Race Track and they turned left and he went straight ahead, or the times he missed the toss of the mace.
"It's the guys in the band who make it the hardest on you, like the piper who has threatened to buy me a baseball glove," he told the police magazine.
In his memoirs, McCUTCHEON described marching in Nathan Phillips Square to mark Police Week. He was doing "the walk" manoeuvre with his mace -- stabbing the ground to the left and right as he marched -- when the mace became embedded in a crack between the concrete slabs. He kept right on marching without his mace, then turned the startled band around and led them back where he retrieved the mace on his return.
During another Yonge St. Daffodil Day parade, the mace slipped out of his hand and bounced down the road. When he bent to retrieve it, his feather helmet fell off. The crowd gave him an ovation as he caught it.
The son of a streetcar driver, McCUTCHEON grew up in west Toronto. He always loved uniforms: he belonged to the Boys Brigade and, when he was 17, he lied about his age to enlist in the air force but never saw any overseas action, much to his disgust. A neighbour suggested he join the police. The neighbour was Jack ACKROYD who would go on to become Toronto's chief of police. He loved being a police officer, but it was when he joined the pipe band and later the policemen's chorus that he combined both his passions. Possessed of a spectacular rich bass voice, he had long sung at church minstrel shows and as a soloist in the choir at then Westmoreland United Church. During his 28 years with the force, he sang the national anthem at the Police Games and was the soloist at the annual police Remembrance Day ceremony at Yorkminster United Church.
He sang at both daughters' weddings and, always, around the house. Until last October, he sang with the Seranato Singers, a seniors singing group, stopping only because he was having trouble breathing. Having survived a bypass in 1978, colon cancer and an operation for an aneurism in 1998, he died January 20 at age 78 of melanoma.
At his funeral, members of the Toronto police chief's ceremonial unit were honorary guards and fellow police war veterans the pallbearers. A piper played behind the hearse and at the gravesite.
The family buried him with the mace he had carried for more than 40 years.
It was their way to ensure that he got to lead his last parade.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-21 published
THOMAS, Stella (née FAULKNER)
Passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Saturday, February 19, 2005, in her 92nd year. Stella THOMAS of Newmarket, and formerly of Weston, beloved wife for 72 years of Alfred. Predeceased by her infant daughter Cynthia Grace. Loving mother of Doreen, Pat, Grant, Julie, Dawn, John, George, Linda, and Norma. Dear grandmother of many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Eileen, Sylvia, and Eunice. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket, for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m., followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
THOMAS, Sarah
Passed away peacefully at Trillium Hospital - Mississauga on February 20, 2005. Sarah was in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her loving husband John Charles THOMAS. She will be sadly missed by her 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A private service will be held at Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, February 22. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Trillium Hospital, appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-10 published
THOMAS, Albert Henry
World War 2 Veteran. Passed away on March 8, 2005. Predeceased by his beloved wife June. Survived by his beloved wife Karen. Lovingly remembered by his children Janet (Ed), Danny (Filomena), Kenny (Sally), Gary (Lisa), Ann Marie (Luis) and Amber. Proudgrandfather of 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Life-long companion of Pebbles. The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Villa Forum for their care and support. Friends may call at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga (1535 South Gateway Rd., 905-602-1580) on Sunday, March 13, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family. A kind gentleman who touched us all He will be forever in our hearts; Forever loved, sadly missed.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
THOMAS, Eileen
Passed away peacefully with Lesley by her side at Ajax and Pickering Health Centre on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at the age of 69. Eileen THOMAS, beloved wife of the late Richard David (Dick) THOMAS. Wonderful loving mother of Lesley and her partner Robert. Dear loving nana of Kyle and Brandon. Dear sister of Pat McNICHOL (Bill) and Kate PITTMAN (Howard.) Predeceased by sister Maureen DEMPSEY. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. She left this world to be with the angels with dignity, grace, and a great sense of humour, just as she lived her life. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Erskine Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Lakeridge Health - Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
THOMAS, Hettie Belle (ROBERTS)
At MarkHaven Home for Seniors, Markham. Belle quietly left us during her afternoon nap on Thursday, February 24, 2005. Born in Burlington, Newfoundland, on October 26, 1912, Belle was the first born to Edmund and Bessie (LUSH) ROBERTS. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Arch (Archibald Charles, 1967). Belle will be sadly missed by her sisters Elizabeth NEWHOOK (late Dr. Bill,) Evelyne PAYNE (Earl,) and Jeanette GIFFORD (Jim,) and her brothers Willie (Amelia READER,) and Eddie (Irene SIMPSON.) Predeceased by her sisters Daisy SKINNER (late Dick) and Mayme COOLING (Fred,) and her brothers Lawrence (Reta BAIN) and Freddie (Margaret GODWIN.) She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, (three lights north of Hwy. 7, 905-305-8508) Markham, on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m., Reverend Karl BURDEN officiating. A reception will follow. Belle's ashes will be interred with her husband at Sanctuary Park Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, or the Christian Blind Mission, Stouffville.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
THOMAS, Joseph 'Ray'
Peacefully after a battle with cancer on March 17th, 2005, in his 69th year. Ray predeceased by his wife Alice. Loving father of Chuck, Martin, Lisa and her husband Ray, Lesley and her husband Dennis, and Damian and his fiancee Monique. son of the late John and Edith. Grandpa of Benjamin, Isabella, and Tristan. Ray is survived by his brother Ken and sister Linda. Ray will be sadly missed by his many family and Friends. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20th until time of service in our chapel at 4 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leafs Fund "Go Kids Go", 40 Bay St. Suite 400, Toronto, M5J 2X2.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
ANDERSON, Mary Claire (née KANE)
After a brief illness at Sunnybrook Health Centre on Sunday, March 27, 2005. Loving wife of Stanley. Dear sister to Margaret GRINSTEAD and her husband Arthur, and Ann THOMAS and her husband the late John. Dearly missed by Barbara HAMPSON, Harpo and her many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at St. James' Crematorium Chapel, 635 Parliament Street on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. Donations may be made in Claire's memory to the charity of your choice.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
BUSHELL, Phyllis Violet May (née HEALD)
Peacefully, at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto in her 92nd year, on March 28, 2005. Cherished wife of William A. BUSHELL for 64 years. Loving mother of Glenna CARMICHAEL (Paul) and Barbara MARTIN (Bob.) Loved grandmother of Glen (Sylvie,) Andrea (Greg,) Brian (Jane), Susan (Paul), Karen (Steve), Rob, Jane (Kevin), Josh (Monique) and Julie (Gary). Dear great-grandmother to Courtney, Maegan, Nicholas and Cameron. Survived by sister Emily NEAL (Jack) of Bobcaygeon and brother Bill HEALD (Rosemary) of Calgary. Predeceased by sisters Gladys PLUMMER and Dorothy KNOX- THOMAS and brothers Fred HEALD and Norman REDSELL. Phyllis will be remembered fondly by her long time Friends Katie and Elmer ROUNDING and Irene LOCKE as well as her many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the Spectrum Extendacare and Red Cross caregivers, the nursing staff and doctors at St. Joseph's and Trillium Health Centre for their compassion and care. A heart felt thank you to neighbours Kris and Inge LUCUNIAK for their kindness. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home 'Brampton Chapel', 289 Main St. N. (Hwy. 10), Brampton (905) 451-1100 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. A reception will follow in the Caledon Lounge of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Red Cross.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
BOBIK, Mary
Passed away peacefully at the Villa Care Centre, Midland on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late John BOBIK. Loving mother of Ella REID of Midland and Francis and her husband Lorne THOMAS of Priceville. Loved grandmother of Laura and her husband Jeff OSBORNE, Brian REID, and Elizabeth and her husband Manny FIGUEIREDO. Great-grandmother of Michael, Gregory, Nicole, Jesse, and Katie. At the request of the family, a private service will be held at the Coldwater Funeral Home, Coldwater (705-686-3344 or 1-888-645-5485). A memorial service will be held at the Villa Care Centre, Midland at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Villa Care Centre, Midland.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
SALMOND, Anthony Thomas
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Anthony Thomas SALMOND, age 44, on Saturday, April 2, 2005. Never a quitter, his heroic journey with cancer was one he traveled with grace, strength and an incredible sense of humour. Tony was a loving husband and soulmate of Susan, adoring and proud father of Peter and Abby, beloved son to Florence and Peter SALMOND, cherished big brother of Leslie and Kathryn and her husband David SMITH. He leaves behind a loving mother-in-law Diane THOMAS, brothers-in-law Hugh (Maria) and Geoff (Caroline) THOMAS. Tony was the "cool" uncle of Michael, Amy, Erin, Sarah, and Christian. His Nana adored him, as did many aunts, uncles, cousins and a legion of loyal Friends. Tony enjoyed life immensely. He was known for his ability to make Friends and be grateful and happy for the company of them. He was a wonderful friend who combined rare depth and compassion with a razor sharp wit. Tony loved a cocktail party. He was gregarious, charming and extroverted, always a gentleman, and people loved to be around him. He had a sense of humour second to none. Tony lived in Newcastle close to the water, where he enjoyed sailing with his family; he was a peerless yachtsman. It was also a short drive to the family cottage, a place he loved to be with his family and Friends. Tony loved to work around his home as he was an unrivalled handyman. The family would like to thank Dr. Harvey WILLIAMS for his ongoing kindness and the "angels" at Lakeridge Bowmanville Hospital for making his journey one filled with love and support. Tony's family would also like to thank the generosity and kindness of Tony's Friends at Black and McDonald, Pullman Court in Scarborough who continued to support him throughout his illness. Family and Friends are invited to celebrate Tony's life on Saturday, April 9 with visitation from 2-3 p.m. and service beginning at 3 p.m. at the York Cemetery Chapel Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto, 416-221-3404. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Peter and Abby Salmond Education Fund would be appreciated, Bank of Nova Scotia TR13862 account no. 002-0216321.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
FORD, Sydney A. (August 29, 1921-April 2, 2005)
Following complications of surgery but on his own terms surrounded by family and Friends, Syd courageously surrendered the light in his eyes. At 83 years young, Syd leaves his wife of 58 years Irene ANWYL, son Bob and daughter Catherine (Ian THOMAS.) He was the loving grandfather of Carrie and Jake (Jenny) THOMAS, Kaitlyn and Jeremy FORD and great-grandfather of Lauren and Ethan THOMAS. There will be a celebration of Syd's life Saturday, April 9 at the Holiday Inn Select (Halton Room), on the south east corner of Bronte Rd. and the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville from 4-8 p.m. Bring stories and remembrances for a toast at 7 p.m. For those who wish, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to the Conservation Foundation of the Hamilton Region or the Bruce Trail Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-10 published
HERRLER, Clifford George
Passed away peacefully at the William Osler Health Centre, Georgetown Campus, on Friday, April 8, 2005. Clifford, in his 87th year, loving husband of Leila. Dear father of Joan and her husband Brian COLLIER and Carol and her husband Brad THOMAS. Grandpa will be sadly missed by Matthew, Jessica and Brandon. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. In memory contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy, visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-14 published
MacDONALD, Hazel Caroll (née PHILLIPS)
On April 11, 2005 at the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Collingwood, Ontario on August 11, 1938. Daughter of the late William and Hazel (nee THOMAS) PHILLIPS and widow of the late R.J. MacDONALD. Loving mother of Teresa and her husband David SMITH, David, Kelli and her husband Stuart BUNN, Michael and his wife Nadene, and her late son Ronald. Dear sister of the late Patricia, William, Roger, Paul and Constance. Proud grandmother of Patrick, Gareth, Ryan, Madison, Darian, Meagan and Hunter. Hazel will be lovingly remembered by many relatives and Friends for her creativity, sense of adventure, appreciation of beauty and warm hospitality. Her meticulous research into the Thomas family genealogy and her collection of heritage photographs is a precious and lasting legacy for the family. Family and Friends will be received at the Paletta Mansion 4250 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington on Sunday April 17th between 1: 00 and 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances will be expressed at 1:30 p.m.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-22 published
CRATE, John William Sr.
Peacefully, surrounded by family, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Thursday, April 21, 2005, at the age of 73 years. John CRATE of Sutton, beloved husband of Anne (nee THOMAS.) Dear father of Wendy, John and his wife Elaine, Barry and his wife Sharon, Terry and his wife Shannon, and Jim and his wife Carolyn. Loving grandfather of Sarah; Amber, Ashley and Amanda; Meadow and Mia; and Robert and Colin. Lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters and their families. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, on Sunday at 4: 00 p.m. Visitation from 2:00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-27 published
THOMAS, Norma Marie (née LANGDON)
Norma Marie (née LANGDON) of Streetsville passed away peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 in her 78th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Norman. Loving mother of Chris (Sandee), Greg (Sue), and David (Monica). Proud grandmother of Kristen, Matthew, Shaun, Sachi, Bonnie, Joshua and Jessica. Also survived by brother Hugh (Audrey) of Guelph and her nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered for her easy going manner, good humour, quick wit and love of life. Visitation will be held at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Road south of 401), where Friends may call on Thursday, April 28, 2005 form 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral home chapel on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. Many thanks to all the doctors, nurses and wonderful Friends who assisted her during a courageous battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norma's memory may be directed to the Credit Valley Hospital Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre, 2200 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 2N1, (905) 813-2200.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
LUMLEY, Elizabeth (formerly THOMAS, née HEATH)
Peacefully at the Lion's head Hospital on May 4, 2005, in her 96th year. Predeceased by loving husbands Gordon Roy THOMAS (1961) and Mark LUMLEY (1977) and beloved daughter Norma M.A. MAGNER (1976.) She is survived by her daughter Ethel V. LACEY (Gordon) of Barrow Bay, Ontario and her son Gordon R. THOMAS (Margot) of Kanata, Ontario and seven loving grandchildren: Elizabeth, James (Lynn) and Ronald MAGNER, Lynn (Rick) GORE, Leigh Ann (Edwin) ARNESON, Kate and Kristin THOMAS. Also survived by ten great-grandchildren and several Lumley step-children. She leaves behind a lifetime of love and generosity. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at Christ Church, 329 Royal York Road, Etobicoke, Ontario where she was an active member of the Anglican Church Women and the church choir since 1947 until her move to Lion's head in 2000. Remembrances may be made to the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation - Today's Spirit, Lion's Head, N0H 1W0, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-11 published
THOMAS, Dorothy (1938-2005)
While we all mourn the loss of Dorothy, we wish to thank her for the tremendous gifts she left behind. Born and raised in Toronto, Dorothy attended the University of Toronto where she began her career as a journalist and civic activist. She wrote for the Toronto Star, directed public programming at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, and later represented the east end of the old city of Toronto as alderman for nine years. In that time, she was part of the reform movement who worked to protect local neighbourhoods, advance mixed communities of affordable housing, promote the arts, and she could always be counted on to have a strongly held opinion on the issue of the day. She later served on the Rent Review Tribunal, the Social Assistance Review Board, Metro Licensing Commission and the Toronto Licensing Tribunal - always as an advocate for the underdog. On retirement, Dorothy continued to pursue her passions - reading, jazz, gardening, cooking, film, volunteering and building strong local communities. Dorothy will be missed by her son Nye THOMAS and his wife Karen MANN, and her brand-new granddaughter Mei Leigh, as well as her many Friends and admirers. Dorothy's family and Friends with to thank the staff of Princess Margaret Hospital and the Grace Hospice for their unfailing support through difficult times - the Canadian system works! A celebration of Dorothy's wonderful life will soon be announced. Fiona Chapman wrote this with the help of many of Dorothy's Friends and loved ones.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
THOMAS, Margaret Mary (née STANTON)
At the Mississauga Long Term Care on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 in her 89th year. Mary Margaret, loving mother of Kevin and his wife Patricia, of Mississauga. Loving grandmother of Jason, Brian and Jennifer. Mrs. THOMAS is resting at the funeral home of Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Christopher's Church, 1171 Clarkson Rd. N., Mississauga on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-31 published
HOLLAND, William Lloyd " Bill"
Suddenly, in Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2005. Bill, dear companion of Marie and father of Grant (Mary,) Sherie DRACUP (Jim,) Bob (Janet), Ed (Brenda), Ralph (Donna), Bruce, and Paul. Grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 5. Brother of Edward (the late Shirley), Gladys PAYNE, Douglas (Jean), Shirley KIRK, Raymond, Dorothy COLLINS, and the late Beverly THOMAS. son of the late Edward (Ted) and Winnifred. A private memorial service was held on Monday, May 30th followed by interment of cremated remains at Highland Park Cemetery. Ifdesired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Community Alternative Funeral Home, 705-742-1875.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
BAUGHMAN, Wilfred H. " Bob"
Veteran Korea, Princess Patricia S.K. 8345, Member of Royal Canadian Legion Alton Branch 449. At Headwaters Health Care Centre on Saturday, June 4, 2005 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Marion CORNELL. Loved father of Darlene EARLY of Brampton, Robert James and his wife Iris of Edmonton, Mary WALTER and her husband Andre of Switzerland, Carol BAUGHMAN of Orangeville and Kathy McCLELLAN and her husband Jeff of Alton. Dear grandfather of Megan, Stefan and Ashley. Also sadly missed by his sisters Pat THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Dorothy THOMAS and his other relatives and many Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be from Alton United Church, Alton on Wednesday June 8, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Alton Cemetery. Asexpressions of sympathy, donations to the Alton United Church, Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Bob in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
WILLSON, George Edward
Peacefully at Rouge Valley Health Centre, Ajax Site on Monday, June 6th, 2005. George, beloved husband of Gertrude "Trudy". The greatest Dad to Dorothy and her husband Bud THOMAS and Bruce and his wife Ruth. Loved Pops and Grandpa to Debbie and her husband Jeff, David and Paul. Great-grandpa to Rachel-Ann and Bridgette. Lovingly remembered by his brother Frank and predeceased by his brother Ross. Friends may call at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090), on Friday, June 10th from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. A celebration of George's life will follow in the chapel at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made in George's memory to Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa Site, Oncology Department would be appreciated by his family.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-09 published
THOMAS, Lawrence Charles
Peacefully at Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science Centre on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, age 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Elizabeth (née NORMAN.) Loving father of David (Eleanor,) Warren (Priscilla) and Peter (Margaret). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Lori (Peter), Jonathan (Nancy), Stephen, Kathy (Gavin), Wayne and his great-grandchildren Christopher and Sarah, Alex and Kara, Haylee and Kaiden. Brother of Helen. Father-in-law of Eunice and the late Kathleen. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), for a funeral service in the chapel at 1 o'clock on Friday, June 10, 2005. Visitation for half hour prior to service. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations in Lawrence's memory may be made to the charity of your choice. A reception will be held in the Leaside Room following the service.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
CHILTON, Mary Evelyn (née QUINN)
Passed away peacefully, May 21, 2005, in her 83rd year, at Malaspina Gardens in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Alister CHILTON is overcome grieving the loss of his loving, caring wife and companion of 56 years. Always cheerful and compassionate, she is dearly missed by her daughter Eileen THOMAS and sons William and John, and her grandchildren Alice; Laura, Jason and Amanda; and David, Connor and Kathleen. Survived by sister Mary Ann CARTER and brothers Clifford and Edmund. Predeceased by brothers William, Donald, Frederick, and Gordon. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. She will be remembered for her love of family, joy in helping others, and her calligraphy skills. She gave to her loved ones a family tree that chronicles the QUIN family's arrival to Canada from Ireland in 1841. Memorial Service will take place at the Castleton United Church, Castleton, Ontario, on Saturday, June 25th at 1 p.m.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-12 published
THOMAS, A. Lynn (née THISTLE)
Beloved wife of Elgon THOMAS for over 34 years. After a short battle with cancer with her husband at her side at Credit Valley Hospital on June 10, 2005. Loving mother of Joel (Jennifer), Jena (Aleks) and proud grandma to Blake THOMAS. Dear sister to twin brother Lee THISTLE. Daughter of Cannon W.R. THISTLE and the late Ida May THISTLE. The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff of the Oncology ward of Credit Valley Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. Lynn was a very devoted and supportive mother and wife and will be sorrowfully missed. Sleep in Peace, We Love You. Cremation has already taken place and there will be a private family interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville (905-844-2600). Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca: please place THOMAS in the subject line.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
Dorothy THOMAS stormed city hall
One of reformer group elected to council in 1972
She started poop and scoop program in Toronto
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Once upon a time, when Toronto was younger and believed in itself much, much more, a group of urban idealists stormed city hall. They called themselves reformers and they got into the council chamber by getting themselves elected. David CROMBIE was their leader, a man dubbed Toronto's "tiny perfect mayor" by the media of the day, and great things were expected and sometimes even delivered.
Now, these reformers were feisty and forward-thinking -- they were people like the late Colin VAUGHAN, an architect turned activist, lawyers Dale MARTIN and Karl JAFFARY, renegade thinker John SEWELL. And three of the newly minted aldermen -- for that was the job title of councillor in those days -- were women.
But only two -- Anne JOHNSTON and Dorothy THOMAS -- made it through the first term of office. JOHNSTON, who retired from municipal politics at the time of the last election, says that was only because they learned to be tough and because they had each other.
"I met her December 4, 1972, the night we were all elected. There was a spontaneous gathering of all the reformers at city hall and I remember Dorothy was wearing a hat and she came up to me and said: 'You and I are going to be Friends,'" she said.
They were a gang of citizen politicians who believed they were going to create a livable, even lovable city, but THOMAS was right about at least one thing that night: she and JOHNSTON were Friends until May 9 this year, when THOMAS died of cancer at Dorothy MIKOS was the proud daughter of very proud Hungarians. Her father, a tailor, and her mother, a talented seamstress, came to Canada in the 1930s. Theirs was the classic immigrant story, according to THOMAS's only child, Nye THOMAS, a lawyer and policy director of the Ipperwash provincial inquiry. His grandparents worked hard in Spadina Ave. sweatshops so their children would never have to and were thrilled when their daughter went to the University of Toronto.
THOMAS discovered journalism there -- it was the heyday of the varsity press -- as well as Ralph THOMAS, another journalist who would become a well-known Canadian filmmaker. Now living in California, he is best known here for Ticket To Heaven and The Terry Fox Story. Dorothy THOMAS left university before she graduated to work at the Toronto Star, where she was an arts reporter under the watch of the legendary entertainment editor Nathan COHEN.
She was a stay-at-home mom living in a fourplex on Wineva Ave. in the Beach when she joined up with a group of residents to successfully fight the construction of the Scarborough Expressway, which would have cut right through her neighbourhood.
THOMAS served two terms on Toronto council, from 1972 to 1976 and from 1981 to 1985, representing the old Ward 9 until ousted by a tag team of Paul CHRISTIE and Tom JAKOBEK. She had been one of the founders of the City of Toronto's Person's Day Award and had headed the Mayor's Task Force on the Status of Women.
"She was an excellent politician," said Barbara CAPLAN, a former Toronto city clerk. "She could build consensus across political ties."
JOHNSTON said her friend initiated Toronto's poop and scoop program, an achievement not among those noted on the condolence motion passed by council 10 days after THOMAS died, but not without its significance.
"She owned the public works committee," said JOHNSTON. " She was always the chair. She liked it because it was working on neighbour stuff."
Attractive and articulate, THOMAS was also blunt. "There was no filter with her, ever," her son said.
She made headlines when she and Alderman Dale MARTIN visited Calgary in 1985 for the 48th annual convention of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. "The whole of downtown Calgary shows an amazing lack of planning," she said. Ralph KLEIN was the mayor then and he summoned photographers to record him standing in front of Calgary City Hall wearing boxing gloves and dissing the smug politicians from the East.
THOMAS didn't back down. "It's very ugly in Calgary," she told the Star. "It even makes (Metro planners) look good."
By then a single mom working punishing hours, THOMAS still made a point of being home every night to have dinner with her son. When she quit politics the first time, it was to spend time with Nye. When she left municipal politics for good, she moved to Euclid Ave. and got a job heading and helping clean up the Metro Licensing Commission, serving on the subsequent Toronto Licensing Tribunal until 2003.
A spectacular cook and a stylish hostess, she was often asked to donate her talents to fundraising events. A dinner party for four catered by Dorothy THOMAS was always a hot ticket at silent and not-so-silent auctions for the New Democratic Party. She was generous with her money as well as time, donating to 60 charities, including the Canadian Marmot Foundation (because she thought no one else would, her son said).
Her dinner table was a natural gathering place for Friends and their families. For 10 years she met one Wednesday night every other month with a group of powerful women such as June CALLWOOD, Doris ANDERSON and Sylvia OSTRY, and for twice as long as that, she was part of a poker player gang of Friends that included fellow activist Ethel TEITELBAUM, who often travelled with THOMAS.
"She was a complicated woman who attacked a lot of people who loved her. But we hung in there because she was loyal and wonderful company -- witty, generous. I always thought she was beautiful," said TEITELBAUM.
Last fall they had travelled to Sicily, one of THOMAS's must-see destinations. "We had a ball," said TEITELBAUM.
But THOMAS, who disliked doctors, was in pain and in fact had been suffering for some time. When she was finally diagnosed with cancer at Christmas, it was too late. THOMAS was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital, where she had hundreds of visitors. "They said they had never seen anything like it," said CAPLAN, who was soon sending out regular emails about THOMAS to 125 recipients.
In recent years, THOMAS had moved to Port Hope and had been immersed in developing the Port Hope Ecology Garden.
THOMAS never got home again: she spent 17 weeks in hospital, latterly at the Toronto Grace where she celebrated her 67th birthday with Friends. She wasn't in pain, but she was unable to read or watch much television, and every morning she would wake up and be angry that she was still around. "She wanted to leave the arena," CAPLAN said.
She insisted both Nye and his wife, Karen, go to China on a long-awaited trip to bring home Mei Leigh, their adopted daughter and her first grandchild. She died two days after they left Canada.
Her many Friends are gathering tonight at 7 p.m. at the Gladstone Hotel for her memorial. There will be good food, wine, Friends reuniting, laughter and only four speeches. Her son says it is where and how she would have wanted it.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-17 published
THOMAS, Eva (née GORDON)
A resident of Orangeville and formerly of R.R.#3 Newbury, passed away peacefully at Headwaters Hospital, Orangeville on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at the age of 92. Born in Dundas, Ontario, daughter of the late Jack and Alice (SHARP) GORDON. Beloved wife of the late Earl THOMAS (1988.) Loving mother of John "Jack" and Irene THOMAS of Caledon East, William "Bill" and Natalia TROTMAN of Toronto. Loving grandmother of John THOMAS, Sherry THOMAS both of Caledon East, Dale and Irene THOMAS of Violet Hill, Terri and Phillip POTTER of Guelph, Bill Jr. and Katie TROTMAN, and Michael TROTMAN all of Toronto. Loving great-grandmother of Brandon THOMAS, Ryan POTTER, and Stephanie TROTMAN. Sadly missed by good friend Frank WISE of Caldeon East. Predeceased by a brother Eddie GORDON. The THOMAS family will receive Friends at the Badder & Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell (519-695-2716) on Saturday, June 18, 2005 from 12: 00 noon until the time of the funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Joye PLATFORD of the Wardsville Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery, Mosa Twp. Donations may be made by cheque at the funeral home to the Wardsville Presbyterian Church.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-22 published
MARRITT, Shirley May (formerly THOMAS, née WRIGHT)
Peacefully at Versa Care, Uxbridge on Monday, June 20, 2005. Shirley MARRITT (WRIGHT) of Uxbridge and formerly of Haliburton and Woodbridge in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Albert MARRITT and the late Lorne THOMAS. Dear mother of Allan (Lynn) THOMAS, Kevin (Cathy) MARRITT, and Kemp (Dawn) MARRITT. Dear stepmother of Alfred (Millie) MARRITT and Alberta. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 7 brothers and 2 sisters. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 2 p.m. followed by cremation. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-11 published
BLANCHARD, Donald
Peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2005 at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Site at the age 68. Donald, loving father of Elizabeth Anne OKE, Marie-Louise THOMAS and her husband Gary, and Phillip and his wife Trish BLANCHARD. Proud grandfather of 7. Former husband of Judith GEE. Dear brother of Jocelyn WONG and dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many Friends. The family will receive their Friends from 12 noon until service time at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2182 Kipling Ave. Cremation to follow. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 416-745-7555.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-12 published
CLUTE, Margaret Louise (née POGUE)
Passed away peacefully at her residence in London on Sunday, July 10, 2005. Beloved wife and best pal of the late Deryck CLUTE. Loving mother of Barry and Laureen (HUNTER.) Proud gramma of David and Christopher CLUTE, Scott HUNTER (Utah), Susan HUNTER (Japan) and G.G. of darling Trey (Utah). Dear sister of Betty ANDREWS, Evelyn (Bill) DAVENPORT, Raymond POGUE and Verna (Merv) THOMAS. Predeceased by her brothers Bill, Don, Frank and Jim and sisters Helen and Joan. Private cremation arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, London, 519-452-3770. A special thank you to Dr. I. BECKER and the Victorian Order of Nurses for their care and compassion.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-12 published
HELLIKER, Jennie (née KULCZYSKI)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by those who loved her on July 10, 2005 at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles (1987). Loving mother to Charlie and his wife Ivy CASTLE, Ernie and his wife Rika CORDSSEN, Brian, Frances and her husband Norman THOMAS and the late Stephen (1989.) Devoted Nannie to Chuckie, Johnnie, Terry, Cindy, Alison, Michael, Ian, Melanie (HELLIKERS,) Clark and Jonathan THOMAS. Cherished by 10 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Stella TARAS, Bertha ANDERSON and Josie LALONDE. At Jennie's request no service will be held. Interment to follow in Montreal at a future date to be announced. Memorial donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home, Oakville Chapel (905-844-3221)."May the gardens of Heaven blossom with your gentle care"

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
THOMAS, Florence Blodwen
Peacefully on July 18, 2005 at Toronto Grace Hospital at the age of 82. She was known as Aunt Flo to many family and Friends and will be missed by all. There will be a visitation at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E. (just west of Warden) on Thursday, July 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday in the funeral home at 11 a.m.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-04 published
THOMAS, Cecil Roy " Tommy"
88. Of Halifax, died July 19, 2005, at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre. Born in Oshawa, Ontario, he was the son of the late Roy and Euphemia (PENNOCK) THOMAS. Tommy served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy for 27 years, and was a Veteran of the Second World War. He worked for the City of Halifax for many years until his retirement in 1982. Born on a farm, he had a lifelong love of gardening, and had many flower and vegetable gardens. He loved playing poker with his poker buddies for thirty years. He was a practical joker with a great sense of humour. He enjoyed golf and was a Toronto Maple Leaf fan, and was a member of Bethany United Church in earlier years. He, along with his wife, took great pride in their home, having developed it into the beautiful landscape it is today. He was well travelled making many trips throughout Canada and the United States, his favourite destination being Las Vegas. Tommy enjoyed remarkable good health until his recent illness. He is survived by his son Roy THOMAS (Elaine MEREDITH,) Halifax; brother Reid THOMAS (Karen CAMPBELL,) Pickering, Ontario. He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Helen E. (COLE) THOMAS; brothers Bruce, Keith, and Reesor; sister Aileen. Visitation was held at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral Service was from Bethany United Church, Rev. Ihasz officiated. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online condolences may be made at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-05 published
HARSHAW, Regan Teather Thomas
On August 2, 2005, 4 years of age. Special daughter of Stuart and Susan. Wonderful sister of Mackensy and Piersyn. Dear granddaughter of Ernie and Gail THOMAS and Dave, Mary Ann and Christa HARSHAW. Special great-niece to Lois MAYNARD. Lovingly remembered by her aunts and uncles, Sheley, Kevin, Mark, Martene, Randy and Jackie, and cousins Alex, Drew, Caira, Briar, Sonya and Sarah Ann. The family will receive Friends from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, 905-684-6346. Service to follow in the chapel at 3 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to The Hospital for Sick Children.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-08 published
THOMAS, Rubie
Of Toronto, formerly of Blackwater, Ontario. Entered into rest peacefully at Bridgepoint Health Services in Toronto on Friday, August 5th, 2005. Rubie THOMAS, in her 82nd year, was the dear sister of Austin and Mary THOMAS of Cobourg. Predeceased by one sister Marie (1996) and two brothers Bruce (2002) and Earlby (2005.) Dearly remembered by her sister-in-law Bernice THOMAS of Sunderland and many nieces and nephews. In conjunction with a Funeral Service for Rubie, there will also be a Memorial Service for her brother Earlby THOMAS age 82 who died on July 8th, 2005. Friends are invited to call at Pinedale United Church just south and east of Sunderland on Tuesday, August 9th, 2005 from 1: 30 p.m. until time of service at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Pinedale Cemetery.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
CORNEAU, Shirley (née BROWN)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Monday, August 8, 2005. Shirley CORNEAU (née BROWN) of Stroud at 64 years of age. Beloved wife of George. Dear mother of David (Edith), Allan (Andrea), Darryl and predeceased by Michael. Cherished "Lolly" of Michael, Alexandria, Cynthia, Kieran and Kailyn. Dear sister of Kim (Alan) SHERIDAN, Larry (Yvette) BROWN and predeceased by Bobby BROWN. Dear sister-in-law of Paul (Florence) CORNEAU, June (Larry) THOMAS and Jim (late Birgit) CORNEAU. Shirley will be fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. followed by cremation. Donations to the Cancer Care Centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
THOMAS, Laurence Stanley
(Member of the Tiny Township Fire Department, Co-ordinator of Georgian Bay Search and Rescue and Employee of ELCAN) Passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 7, 2005. Laurence THOMAS of Deanlea Beach, in his 47th year. Beloved husband of Patricia. Loving father of Jennifer and Grayson both at home. son of the late Stanley and Constance THOMAS. Dear brother of Sally (Glenn) HOLMES of Huntsville and Victoria McCLURE of Calgary. Son-in-law of Kenneth and Faye POWELL. Brother-in-law of Terri (Richard) ZINCK and Mark (Robin) POWELL. Laurence will also be missed by his 11 nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, August 12 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Pacemaker Clinic at St. Michael's Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstone@sympatico.ca

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-12 published
THOMAS, Reginald
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre - Hospital Drive Site on Thursday, August 9, 2005. Reg THOMAS of Ennismore and formerly of Willowdale in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Betty (HICKS.) Loving father of John and Peter, both of Thornhill and Bill of Richmond Hill. Cremation has taken place. A private family inurnment will take place at Bridgenorth Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to Peterborough Regional Health Centre - Dialysis Department would be appreciated and may be made through the Little Lake Cemetery, 915 Haggart Street, Peterborough, 1-800-672-9652.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-21 published
MacDOUGALL, Paul Michael
Suddenly at home, with brother Clayton by his side, on Thursday August 18, 2005 at the age of 30. Strong spirited son of April THOMAS and Paul MacDOUGALL. Loving brother of Clayton and Jenna THOMAS, and also loving brother of Crystal, Tyler and Chantal MacDOUGALL and uncle to Kyle CARPENTER. He will always be remembered by many other relatives and Friends. Paul's first passion in life was playing electric wheelchair hockey for the Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association out of Bloorview MacMillan Children's Centre. His second passion in life was women-he loved them all!! Family and Friends will be received at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Monday and Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. All Friends are invited to a reception at Q-siss Place, 3474 Kingston Road (west of Markham Rd.) from 3-8 p.m. Donations in Paul's memory may be made to the Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association - Toronto Division, 235 Yorkland Blvd. Suite 904, North York, M2J 4Y8.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-24 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Cicely
At 87 years of age, Cicely died peacefully in Parry Sound on August 22nd, 2005 from complications after a bad fall. Cicely was the wife of the late Woodburn THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and devoted mother of John ( and wife Carmel), Janet (and husband Bill), and Robert and wife Laurie.) She enjoyed being a dear Gran to Jean THOMAS and Mack and Andrew THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON as well as a beloved Goggy to Jacob. Cicely was renowned and active in community theatre: in her student life at University of British Columbia in the Dominion Drama Festival, the Theatre Ontario, and particularly with the Women's Alumni in Toronto and the Curtain Club in Richmond Hill where she was a founding and 50 year member. For the past 15 years, Cicely has divided her life between her childhood home in Victoria and her much loved Whale Rock in Muskoka. The family appreciates the high quality of care of the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sudbury and the West Parry Sound Health Centre. Funeral Service will be held at Saint Mary's Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge Street (just of west of Yonge St. off Major MacKenzie Drive), in Richmond Hill on Friday, August 26th at 11: 00 a.m. (905-884-2227). Donations to Doctors Without Borders or the West Parry Sound Health Centre.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-04 published
THOMAS, Joseph " Jack"
Peacefully surrounded by his family, September 1, 2005. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Georgie, his son Peter (Vida) and his daughter Karen FERRARO (Ray.) Loving grandfather to Adam, Stephanie, Alexandra and Michael. Service will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens (Dundas and 9th Line), Oakville at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
THOMAS, Reginald James, C.A.
Surrounded by his family, Reg died peacefully in Toronto on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 91 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, life-long love, and soul mate, Dorothy; his daughters, Sandra and Arlene; his son, Doug; his daughter-in-law, Diane his grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew; his sister, Evelyn his brother-in-law, John; and his sister-in-law, Edna. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald, and his sister, Mabel. Reg grew up in Mount Dennis and was active in Chalmers United Church, both as a member of the choir and as the president of the Bible class. In business, he had a long and successful career, starting at the bottom rung of Canada Malting Company Limited and retiring 49 years later as president and chief executive officer, while also serving on the board of directors of several other companies. Reg, who had many interests, including golf, curling, bridge, and travelling, was known for his love of people, his love of life, and, most of all, his smile, which will be remembered by all of his Friends and relatives. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 from 4: 00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.). The Funeral Service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2005 at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to either The Arthritis Society or The Salvation Army.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-16 published
THOMAS, Mary Bridget (née KANE) (1925-2005)
Born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia to the late Roy and Mamie (RYAN) KANE. Beloved wife of the late Gordon THOMAS. Passed away peacefully in her 80th year at Toronto General Hospital September 11, 2005. She was a beloved sister to Leo (Buddy) KANE and the late Roy KANE and Francis WILCOX. Devoted mother of Roy, Tom, Gary, Willena and Gerri (The Spencer Family). Stepmother to Danny THOMAS and Heather THOMAS- POLLOCK. Aunt to Linda MARUSIAK and Jimmy and Robert WILCOX. She will be deeply missed by her 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. A woman of Grace, an icon of Wisdom, a Mentor to many and a friend to all. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your personal charity would be appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
WATTS, Norma Eileen (née PRICE)
Suddenly at home in Newmarket on Sunday, September 25, 2005 in her 82nd year. Eileen WATTS (née PRICE,) wife of the late John Kenneth (Jack) WATTS. Sister of Thelma COLES of Willowdale and William Harry PRICE of Dunnville. Aunt to Steve PRICE and his wife Sharon of Bracebridge and Carol THOMAS and her husband John of Mississauga. Eileen will be sadly missed by her great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and all of the dear WATTS family. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Newmarket Cemetery.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-03 published
Paul MacDOUGALL, 31: Much loved and admired
Door was always open at Paul MacDOUGALL Jr.'s
Even confined to bed, he made 'so much of life'
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Paul MacDOUGALL Jr. had Duchenne's -- a killer, a muscular dystrophy that shows up in about one in 3,500 young men, never girls, when they are just toddlers and the one that takes most of them in their teens or 20s.
MacDOUGALL was 11 days shy of 31 when he died August 18 -- and he lived larger than most.
Red-blooded, fun-loving, he loved rock 'n' roll; parties anytime, anywhere but especially at the Grey Cup and Super Bowl; sports and women, lots of 'em.
For his 16th birthday, he asked for and got a hooker. Same for his 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st. After that, his father said with a laugh, he was on his own. And with his blazing blue eyes, crooked grin, long dark hair and the kind of personality that attracted people like bees to honey, he did just fine.
"When he was 13 or 14, he joined the Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association," said his father. "He met a lot of girls there."
"I always thought Pauly was kind of a cool dude," said Angie BEBEE- WRIGHT, who played on a couple of his teams as well as against him. "He was a digger. If the ball was in the corner, that's where you'd find Pauly. He was aggressive as a player. He hit hard. Then he'd give you a wink, a grin and carry on."
"When I played against Pauly, he made me laugh. He would make faces. I was only able to score against him once," said Gwen REID, who was engaged to Paul Jr., until they realized they were better as Friends.
"Pizza and beer nights, talking to teammates during the game, whole audiences screaming 'Go' -- it's such a lot of fun," she said.
League electric wheelchair hockey has been going since the late '70s and the players, young men and women who all suffer from a neurological disorder such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brittle bone disease or Parkinson's, are graded into five categories based on ability. The top is being able to hold a stick on your own and take a shot; the lowest category can do neither. MacDOUGALL started as a category two forward and ended up playing as four, the second lowest level.
"[Electric wheelchair hockey] was the best thing that happened to him and to his family. About 50 of us were at the banquet every year," said Paul Sr., who has been a volunteer with the organization for about 17 years and coached his son's team for five years. Paul Jr. could talk pretty well anyone into anything and he talked his Dad into coaching, later into fundraising for the association.
MacDOUGALL's half brother, Clayton THOMAS, 20, now coaches the Dragons.
"I do it because it gave me an extra day with Pauly," he said.
MacDOUGALL was never a star player. He lost a lot of muscle control one summer early on in his hockey career and when he was 18, a friend came right at him during a game and flipped him in his chair. He broke his arm and could never hold a stick again. The friend was an angry young man, furious at his fate.
"And you know what?" said Paul Sr. "He forgave him. Pauly was never bitter. He just loved life totally."
As a kid, he would be strapped onto his father's motorcycle and the two would ride through the bush at the cottage, where he used to go for boat rides. His parents separated when he was 8, but he was adored by both his mother's and father's new families.
Paul Jr. was the kid from Sunny View public school chosen to present then prime minister Brian Mulroney with a bouquet of flowers. There were family vacations in Jamaica and California to see the Olympics and a deep-sea fishing trip from the Children's Wish Foundation to Hawaii. His dad gave him a wheelchair-accessible '76 black van for his 16th birthday, in which, he said, Paul Jr., and one of his cousins used to cruise town "picking up girls together."
He graduated from Sir William Osler high school, moved into a facility to learn to live independently and at 21 got a place of his own at Kingston Rd. and Main St. in the Beach. He was busy all the time, visiting his buddies, hitting the boardwalk, catching his favourite heavy metal groups at the Air Canada Centre and the Argos at the SkyDome.
His door was always open; night or day. Everybody always ended up at MacDOUGALL's place.
"It gave him a life he never would have had," said his mother, April THOMAS. "He got to live independently and grow up. It was as close to a real life as he could have had."
But his illness was also progressing. He was always in and out of hospitals. At 12, like most young men with Duchenne's, he had a steel rod put in his back to stop his spine from curving inward and crushing his lungs and heart. He was never able to sit comfortably again. About four years ago, he suddenly dropped 40 pounds, the veins in his lungs becoming as brittle as an 80-year-old's.
In hospital, he had to be vented with a feeding tube, which most people never get off. He did.
"He had a mind of his own," said April THOMAS.
Paul Jr. knew exactly what he was up against. His Friends had started dying at 23, 24. He lost his best friend, Clint McMANN, four years ago but he fought hard against the inevitable, refusing three times to get a tracheotomy to help his breathing, changing his mind at the very last minute on the operating table. To him it was the last resort, a sign the end was near.
In 2002, it was done as emergency surgery. He had been rushed to hospital and after the surgery was in a coma for four days. His family feared the worst, but when he awoke from the coma, "it was the same old Pauly," as his father put it. It was another 18 months before he was able to go back to his apartment, where he needed nursing care seven days a week and spent most of his time in bed. But he worked his world from there, phoning Friends and family up to five times a day, and planning outings to concerts.
"It's amazing how somebody can make so much of life from bed," said his mother.
"He once told me he was going to live to be in his 40s and I believed him," said his mother. "He had such a strong spirit to live and be alive... I will never see such determination again."

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
SMITH, Helen Mary (née WYNN)
Passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital, in Barrie, on Thursday, October 13, 2005. Helen SMITH (née WYNN,) of Barrie, in her 74th year, was the beloved wife of John SMITH (Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) of Barrie. Dear mother of Dwight and his wife Janet of Toronto, Kathy THOMAS and her husband Robert of Barrie, and Gail SMITH and her partner Lenore HITCHON of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Nicole SMITH and Stephanie and Meaghan THOMAS. Also survived by sisters Dorothy SMITH and Norma HARKNESS. Predeceased by brother Roderick and sisters Evelyn, Freda and Bertha. Friends may call at the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland & Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford St. in Barrie, on Sunday, October 16th from 12: 00 noon until time of Service at 1:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: helensmith@funeralhome.on.ca

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-16 published
COOK, William J. " Bill"
Bill died at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Friday, October 14th, 2005 as a result of lymphoma complications. He is survived by his sisters Bernice THOMAS and Lorna COOK and his brother Ivan COOK. He was predeceased by his parents Earl and Alma COOK and his sister Jean HYNES. He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, his Friends and neighbours. Funeral Service will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, 23 Main Street South, (905-852-3073), on Monday, October 17th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation on Sunday, October 16th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment will be at the Quaker Hill Presbyterian Cemetery, Uxbridge. Reception following at the Uxbridge Free Methodist Church. In Bill's memory, donations made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital would be appreciated.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
CLINK, Marion Victoria (née BRYSON)
It is with great sadness that our family announces Marion's passing at North York General Hospital on Sunday, October 16th, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Allan Ray CLINK of Toronto. Loving mother of Marilyn (Laurie) SMITH of North Bay and Donald (Marilyn) CLINK of Toronto. Grandmother of Peter (Stacey) SMITH of Toronto and Michael (Leora) SMITH of Bemidji, Minnesota. Marion was born on September 24th, 1917 in Toronto the daughter of Roy Melvin BRYSON of Kendal and his wife Arvilla May MORROW of Kirby in Clarke Township, Durham County, Ontario. In the 1920's the Bryson family moved to the city of Hamilton where her father Roy BRYSON rose up the ranks at the Pilkington Glass Company to become the Hamilton District Manager. Mom spent her teen years and later life with her high school Friends who formed a sorority which became known as the "DIzzy Dames". These Friendships endured through time and the girls made a yearly effort to get together for more than sixty years, until declining health forced the group to disband. She met her husband Allan CLINK, a young engineer from Alberta on a tennis court and they were married September 4th, 1943 at Hamilton's First United Church. Marion and Al moved to Toronto after the War where they made many Friends from their association with Armour Heights and more recently Fairlawn Heights United Church. Just last month the couple celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary and Marion's 88th birthday. Every day was a struggle in recent months, but thanks to the efforts of Mom's caregiver Jean THOMAS her quality of life in the time remaining was greatly improved. The family finds some consolation in their time of grief by the fact that mom was able to live out her life in her home as she wanted. She will always be fondly remembered as kind and caring to all, a good neighbour and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Funeral arrangements in care of The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Alzheimer Society. No visitation. Interment at Orono Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
SCOTT, Dorothy Doreene " Dodo"
Peacefully, at Southlake Regional Health Centre - Newmarket, on Friday, October 21, 2005, in her 86th year. Dear sister of Betty THOMAS of Newmarket, and the late Verne SCOTT. She will be lovingly remembered by her nephews John THOMAS and his wife Pat, Ron THOMAS and his wife Valerie, Scott THOMAS, and David SCOTT; grandnieces and nephews Laurie, Michael, Aaron, Shannon and Shauna; and great-grandnephew and niece Matthew and Cassidy. Funeral Services will be held at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Saturday at 10: 30 a.m., followed by interment at Newmarket Cemetery.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-22 published
VENDRIG, Judith
Peacefully, at Aurora Resthaven, on Friday, October 21, 2005, in her 84th year. Judy, loving wife of the late Bill. Loving mother of Pat and her husband Michael THOMAS, Marjorie VENDRIG and her husband Gord CAMERON, and Ray and his wife Melissa MONTEITH. Proud Oma of Melissa, Kristin, Ashleigh, Julia, Jarrett, Colin, Alison, Adrian and Maura. Dear sister of Nellie, Margaret, Bep and Trees. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Aurora Resthaven for their wonderful care and support. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, 905-727-5421, on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 24, 2005, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. Memorial donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-29 published
SHEPPARD, Doreen
Peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2005. Doreen was the loving mother of Ted and his wife Joan. Dear sister to Bruce and Bob THOMAS. Predeceased by sister Frances. Doreen will be missed by her grandchildren Karrie-Ann and Stefan KNOX, Stephanie and Carl BOVEN, and Curtis and Sheri SHEPPARD. Great-grandmother to Mitchell, Karleigh, Casey, Bradley, Krissy and C.J. Interment will take place at Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough on Tuesday, November 1st at 11 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Pickering 905-686-5589.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-03 published
THOMAS, Sarah Marilyn
On November 28, 2005, in her 71st year. Arrangements entrusted to Washington and Johnston Funeral Home, 717 Queen St. E., Toronto, (416) 465-3577. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-16 published
McKEND, Thomas George (1908-2005)
With deep sadness, the family of Tom McKEND announces his passing on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at the Guelph General Hospital. Tom was predeceased in 2002 by his beloved wife of 72 years, Edith Hilda (BATES) McKEND. He is survived by his sons: Bob (Betty BEEBY) of Rockwood and George of Toronto. He is remembered with great fondness by his friend, John PARON of Toronto; his grandchildren, Heather of London, Ontario, Alison of Vancouver and Rob (Fiona PRETORIUS) of Cape Town, South Africa; and by his great-grandchildren, Caleb THOMAS of London, Ontario and Kieran THOMAS of Cape Town. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Thomas McKEND and Gertrude Eleanor (ASTLE) McKEND and by his sister, Eleanor (Ernest KING) and his brother, Michael (Evelyn SANDEN.) Tom was born in Cobourg, Ontario and moved to Toronto as a boy with his parents in 1924 where he was raised in North Toronto. Tom and Ede were married in June, 1930 at St. Saviour Anglican Church, Swanwick Avenue, East Toronto and subsequently lived in Ayton, Ontario, Newtonbrook (North York) and finally in Kleinburg. Tom was employed with the Connaught Medical Research Laboratories for 42 years. After Ede's death, Tom lived with his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Betty, in Rockwood, Ontario. He will be fondly remembered by his many Friends in Kleinburg, the Vaughan Historical Society, "Out n' About" at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph and the Evergreen Centre for Seniors, Guelph. A Memorial Service will be held for the family at Glendale Memorial Gardens, Etobicoke, Tuesday, December 27. It is suggested that those wishing to offer a donation in memory of Tom can do so to the charity of their choice.

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
NIEMEYER, Elzo
Elzo NIEMEYER went to be with the Lord December 24, 2005 in his 72nd year. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Greta for over 33 years, daughter Anita, son Edwin, son-in-law Brent ARCHIBALD, and niece Antoinette MEINDERS and her husband Andrew THOMAS. Survived by his sisters Bep, Sonja, Coby, Yvonne and Anne and his brothers Harm, John and Bronno. Elzo grew up in The Netherlands and moved to Toronto with his family in 1953. He later married Greta and they ran their own Dutch import store for over 30 years. Visitation with family will take place on Friday December 30th between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (south of Steeles at Goulding). Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 31st at Bayview Glen Church, 300 Steeles Avenue East (just east of Bayview) at 11 o'clock. Interment, Elgin Mills Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to The Netherlands Bazaar would be appreciated by the family. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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THOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
THOMAS, Alexander Ernst (January 7, 1931-December 25, 2005)
Passed away suddenly at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Christmas Day at the age of 74 years. He will be fondly remembered by his sons, Richard (Tasha) and Robert, relatives and Friends. Many thanks to the staff at the Mississauga Long Term Care Facility for their years of patience and understanding. Visitation will take place at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket between 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, December 29. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday, December 30 at 3 p.m. followed by interment at Saint John's Cemetery, Newmarket.

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