WILKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-05 published
Plucky cancer fighter dies in Lambton crash
By Jennifer O'BRIEN, Free Press Reporter
He was going to play in the National Hockey League one day. His heart set on that goal, 11-year-old Jalen DAY beat a rare cancer that struck him at goalie camp in 2003.
But yesterday, members of Sarnia's hockey community were devastated to learn the boy known as Smiley -- the boy they had grown to admire -- was killed in a car crash Sunday.
"This is like the cruelest possible plot twist in a movie," said Paul BURGESS, leader of a weekly goalie clinic who shared laughs with Jalen on the ice Saturday.
"You're waiting for the beautiful ending to happen and, all of a sudden, something totally unexpected ruins everything," BURGESS said.
Jalen, who lived in Watford with his family, was one of three area children killed in crashes Sunday.
About 9: 30 a.m., two young sisters, Eva, 4, and Mary FROESE, 9, died on the way to church after a van driven by their mother went out of control on a steep hill near Port Burwell.
The girls' mother, Sara FROESE, three teenage sisters and a male relative suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said yesterday.
"It's so sad. It's just a freak, sad thing," said Elgin Ontario Provincial Police Const. Jennifer WILKS.
In Lambton County, Jalen's father, David, remained in hospital yesterday with injuries suffered in the crash that killed his son.
The vehicle carrying them collided with another on Petrolia Line around 7: 45 p.m. Sunday. A woman and her six-year-old son from the other vehicle were treated in hospital.
Jalen, sidelined for a year by cancer treatments, had been back to hockey for several months, first at the summer goalie camp, then playing peewee in Watford and attending BURGESS's clinics at the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre.
Everything was going just as Jalen planned, BURGESS said.
"After he found out he had cancer (in August 2003), he told me, 'I'm going to beat cancer because I'm going to play in the National Hockey League someday,' BURGESS said.
"And when he first came back, his skating was suffering because the tumour had affected his right leg. But by Saturday morning, I had put him with the best skaters -- that's how far he had come.
Sarnia Sting goalie coach Larry LUCAS met Jalen at the 2003 goalie camp, where the young boy learned he had a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma.
"Everybody is in utter shock," LUCAS said yesterday. "To see him beat cancer and then get a phone call at 7: 30 (a.m.) saying he got killed... I'm really struggling with this."
Jalen was considered a local success story after his rough battle with the brutal cancer that causes tumours to attack muscle cells. The cancer strikes about 60 children around the world each year.
In November 2003, while Jalen was in radiation therapy, the Sting put on a benefit hockey game before a packed arena, raising $25,000 for his family.
London Knights assistant coach Jeff PERRY, then with the Sting, helped organize the game between the Ontario Hockey League team and National Hockey League players.
Jalen dropped the puck.
Yesterday, a "devastated and numb" PERRY recalled the day.
"It was great," he said. "The highlight was Jalen sitting beside me in the dressing room... he looked over at me and said he didn't want the day to end."
Students and staff at Brooke Central school in Alvinston were grieving Jalen's death yesterday.
Principal Ann LARSEN said she couldn't comment personally, but read from a news release.
"Jalen... was always willing to share and express his humour and good sportsmanship with others," the release said.
"His recent success in overcoming cancer was wellknown in the community and his determination to overcome adversity was an inspiration."

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WILKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-14 published
Speeding scrutinized after trio of fatalities
By Kelly PEDRO, Free Press Reporter
Ontario Provincial Police yesterday identified two men who died in separate crashes that killed three people Friday.
Karl NOBLE, 44, of Middlesex Centre was killed when a pickup truck collided with his vehicle in the intersection of Ilderton and Denfield roads about 4 p.m.
The pickup carrying welding gear was driving erratically on Denfield Road before it clipped a station wagon, went through a stop sign and collided with NOBLE's vehicle travelling west on Ilderton Road, police said.
The impact caused the welding truck to explode, starting a fire.
NOBLE and the truck driver died at the scene. Police hadn't confirm the identity of the truck driver yesterday.
The driver of the station wagon, a 63-year-old Strathroy man, and his two passengers were not hurt.
The station wagon had been heading south on Denfield Road when its driver noticed the pickup truck behind it closing in quickly. The station wagon pulled over to the shoulder but was struck and spun around by the truck.
"Every driver has to remember to watch out for other drivers and drive defensively," Ontario Provincial Police Const. Jennifer WILKS said yesterday.
"It does merit coming up to an intersection carefully, even if you do have the right of way."
Police are still investigating whether speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, she said.
Investigators are also probing what caused a car travelling south on Shaw Road in Thames Centre to crash into a hydro pole on Friday about 7: 20 p.m.
Steven PITCHERS, 30, of London lost control of the car he was driving when it crossed into the north lane, veered back into the south shoulder and struck a utility pole, breaking it.
Paramedics tried to resuscitate PITCHERS but he died on scene.
WILKS said a family member was following behind and came upon the crash.
She said alcohol was not a factor.
Police are still investigating whether speed may have been a factor in the crash.

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WILKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
McNAB, David
Born in Scotland January 11, 1920, died Toronto May 12, 2005. Beloved husband for 55 years of Moyra, cherished father of John (Marion), Fiona (Allan WILKS), Alison (Russell SUTHERLAND). Dear grandfather of Fiona, Sheilagh, Andrew, Islay and Cameron McNAB, Peter, Matthew, Alison and Diana WILKS, David (Amy), Jonathan (deceased,) Sarah, Rachel and Rebekah SUTHERLAND. A private family service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to Scott Mission Camp, 502 Spadina Ave., Toronto, M5S 2H1.
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"

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WILKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-20 published
WILKS, " Friendly Frank"
Peacefully, at the Toronto East General Hospital, on Thursday, February 17, 2005, at the age of 81. Frank is survived by his loving wife Josephine and his two sons Rick and wife Dana, and Steve and his wife Carrie. Cherished grandfather to Katharyn, Matthew, and Mark. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (416-698-3121, at Main subway), on Monday from 11 a.m. to the time of Service at 1 p.m. to be held in the Chapel. Private family interment at Saint John's Norway to follow.

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WILKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Alexander Joseph " Sandy"
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer on April 4, 2005 at Credit Valley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, at age 60. Beloved husband and best friend of Rose Ann (née MURPHY) for 34 years. Sadly missed by his loving daughter Carrie and her husband Stephen WILKS. Cherished Grandpa of Matthew and Mark. Dear son of Alice and the late Alexander. Dear brother of Betty, Marilyn, Ronnie, Mary, Diane, Billy, Jimmy and Johnny. Fondly remembered by his many Friends and family. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel" 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Parkway) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A Celebration of Sandy's Life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sandy's memory to the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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WILKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
McNAB, David
Born in Scotland, January 11, 1920, died in Toronto, May 12, 2005. Beloved husband for 55 years of Moyra. Cherished father of John (Marion,) Fiona (Allan WILKS,) Alison (Russell SUTHERLAND.) Dear grandfather of Fiona, Sheilagh, Andrew, Islay, and Cameron McNAB, Peter, Matthew, Alison, and Diana WILKS, David (Amy), Jonathan (deceased,) Sarah, Rachel, and Rebekah SUTHERLAND. A private family service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to Scott Mission Camp, 502 Spadina Ave., Toronto, M5S 2H1. "I know that my Redeemer lives!"

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WILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-10 published
SPRINGMAN, Irene
Peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre on Friday, September 9th, 2005, Mrs. Irene SPRINGMAN, of London, in her 75th year. Loving mother of Wayne and his wife Paula of British Columbia, Gary and his wife Sharon and Suzanne TILSTON and companion John TREDENICK of London. Dear grandmother of LeeAnn MILLER and Ken and Dan TILSTON and great-grandmother of Justin, Lauren, Richard and Harris. Also survived by her sister Bev LESARGE of British Columbia, Grace McGILLIVRAY of Calgary and John McGILIVRAY of Komoka. Predeceased by her loving companion George WILL. Irene was a friend of Bill W. for 44 years. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Sunday, September 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Monday at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the Mission Services of London would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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WILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-26 published
POWELL, Barbara Jane (née LINKLATER)
Peacefully at Maitland Manor, Goderich on Friday, December 23, 2005 Barbara Jane (LINKLATER) POWELL of Goderich in her 58th year. Loving mother of Sean POWELL and Kristen POWELL both of London. Also sadly missed by her granddaughter Ashley MAGEE. Loved daughter of Anne LINKLATER of Goderich and dear sister and sister-in-law of Ruth APPLEBY and Ron WILL of Langley, British Columbia; Judy ROLSTON and Bruce JONES of London; Paul and Carol LINKLATER of Bracebridge; Peggy FIKE of Chicago; Jennifer and Mark CULBERT, Bill and Kathy LINKLATER and Roy LINKLATER all of Goderich and Sandy SYKES of Kitchener. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father Frank LINKLATER and by one sister Mary SYKES. Cremation has taken place. The POWELL family will receive Friends at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. - Bluewater Chapel, 201 Suncoast Drive E., Goderich on Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. A private family interment of the ashes will take place at Maitland Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WILLAEYS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-19 published
DEBRUYNE, Madeleine M.
After a short battle with illness, Madeleine M. DEBRUYNE passed away at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 17, 2005 in her 80th year, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her husband and best friend Refin (1991). Loving mother to Maurice DEBRUYNE and his wife Jill of Kitchener, Rosalie DELANEY and her husband Richard of Courtland, Dianne WILLIAMS and her husband Terry of Tillsonburg. Beloved grandmother to Brett, Ryan, Tanner, Deena, Christine, Pauline and Stacey. Great-grandmother to Justin, Kyle and Madison. Madeleine was survived by her brother Robert WILLAEYS and his wife Madeline of Langton, her sister-in-law Margaret WILLAEYS of Strathroy, brother-in-law Lawrence DEBRUYNE and his wife Mary of Tillsonburg, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Joseph WILLAEYS (2001.) Madeleine was an active member of the Tillsonburg Royal Canadian Legion Branch #153 Ladies Auxillary and Men's Branch and the Catholic Women's League. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #153 Ladies Auxillary service Tuesday afternoon at 3: 30 p.m. Prayers will be offered in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral service for Madeleine will be celebrated in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Diabetes Association. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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WILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-12 published
WILLAN, Dorothy Jean (SCHULTZ)
Passed away at The Grey-Bruce Health Service, Meaford site, on Sunday, July 10, 2005. The former Dorothy SCHULTZ. In her 65th year. Beloved wife of Jim, of Meaford. Sadly missed by two grandchildren, Teisha HARVEY and Zoe WILLIAN. Survived by her mother, Ruby SCHULTZ, and fourteen brothers and sisters, predeceased by one brother and one sister. Resting at The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where a public visitation will be held on Monday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A family funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005.
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WILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-18 published
WILLAN, James Healey, 1968 -- Died This Day
Friday, February 18, 2005 - Page S7
Composer, organist and choir director born in London, England, on October 12, 1880. Schooled in Britain, he immigrated to Canada in 1913 and landed teaching jobs at the Toronto Conservatory and then at the University of Toronto. On the side, he was from 1921 until his death the organist and choirmaster of legend at Saint Mary Magdalene Anglican Church. He also wrote symphonies, concertos, operas and music for brass band, organ, choir and solo voice. In 1967, he was made a companion of the Order of Canada.

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WILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-04 published
Muriel Gidley STAFFORD
By William WRIGHT, Friday, March 4, 2005 - Page A18
Musician, horticulturalist. Born April 1, 1906, in Leamington, Ontario. Died December 30, 2004, of a stroke, aged 98.
Muriel GIDLEY grew up the daughter of Leamington's postmaster and first water and gas commissioner. Beginning piano lessons at age 7, she finished her Associateship of the Toronto Conservatory of Music in piano in 1925. She also studied organ and, at age 15, was engaged as organist of the Anglican Church.
In 1925, she came to Toronto to study at the Conservatory and live in the old residence on Orde Street. To economize, she moved to an elegant mansion on Sherbourne St. that provided good accommodation at minimal cost for young working women in the city.
She studied organ with G.D. ATKINSON at Sherbourne Street United Church, piano with Ernest SEITZ, and theory with Ernest MacMILLAN, who became a great friend and supporter. Early in her studies, she learned the importance of trusting her own judgment and this formed the core of her authoritative musicianship. When MacMILLAN became principal of the Conservatory, Muriel went to Healey WILLAN for theoretical work. In 1926, she won highest marks (90 per cent) and a gold medal for her A.T.C.M. exam in organ.
About this time, a new congregation -- youthful, intellectual, and artistic -- was being formed as a splinter from Jarvis Street Baptist Church. In 1927, Muriel was invited to take charge both of the organ and choir in this new church "on approval" -- an approval that lasted nearly 32 years. Soon her choir was famous in the city for its fine singing, winning Kiwanis Festival prizes. She enjoyed playing colourful works, always asking herself before starting to master a piece, "Is this piece worth while spending my time learning?"
In winter, Park Road Church was unheated. Muriel stitched a canvas roof and walls for a frame fitted over the organ console. She placed an electric heater in the "tent" and continued practising and teaching through winter.
When Casavant FRÈRES introduced the organ series at Eaton Auditorium, she was invited to perform several times, along with artists of international reputation.
In 1927, she joined the Canadian College of Organists, and in 1948 she became Chair of the Toronto Centre (the first woman to do so) and had an all-male committee. She remarked, "I soon learned that I had to think things through on my own, and make up a definite plan and go to the meetings prepared. If I left it up to the men, they would simply sit around and talk, and at the end of the evening, nothing was accomplished!" She was soon involved in the National Council and became national president in 1957, thus being the first woman to hold such an honour in either Canada or in the sister organization in the United States.
She retired from duties in Park Road Baptist in 1959; as she admitted, "I wanted to get out while I was on top; I didn't want to fade away." She didn't. She remained active in the Women's Musical Club of Toronto and in the Heliconian Club, encouraging women making a career in music.
She and her husband built a magnificent garden around their home, winning many prizes for her roses. She said, "Planning a garden is like planning an organ program; you have to have the whole thing in your head before you start putting it down on paper."
Her honest and direct comments were famous. She recently said to a competition winner, "Well, what you did with the piece was interesting, but that's not the way I would have done it!"
She was given honours by the various organizations in which she was active and was respected and indeed loved by the many musicians in the city who knew her.
William WRIGHT, Director of Music of Deer Park United, is a friend of Muriel STAFFORD.

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WILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-31 published
LYONS, Lorna Jean Elderkin
Passed away on December 21st as a result of an unfortunate accident. She was predeceased by her parents Dr. and Mrs. O.O. LYONS and siblings Ormond, Joan, Nancy Lou, and Virginia. Jean will be lovingly remembered by a host of Friends, especially Susan and Robert LIM, Annette and Michael ALTMAN, May and Chang LIM, and Angela BARBOUR and her family. Jean is survived and much missed by cousins Myrleen ANDERSON, Sinclair and Rachael HEALY; sister-in-law Hazel LYONS, nieces Anne SEAL, Barbara HUDSON, Diana SPECHT, and nephew Richard LYONS in California; brother-in-law Richard BROADBENT and niece Lucy BROADBENT in New Zealand. She will be especially and lovingly remembered by her many students, past and present.
Jean LYONS was born in 1921 in Vancouver, grew up in Powell River and received her A.T.C.M., L.R.S.M. in Toronto, where she studied with Healey WILLAN, Sir Ernest MacMILLAN and Alberto GUERRERO. Miss LYONS established the Jean Lyons School of Music in Vancouver in 1963, which now has a faculty of 14 teachers and 300 students. Her graduate students have achieved success in Canada and abroad, including Alexina Louie, a foremost Canadian composer, who was the composer-in-residence at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Miss LYONS has published eight books on Rudiments, Harmony, History and Analysis of Music. Her impressive biography appears in the International Who's Who in Music.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society at 119 - 1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1R3 (donor- relations@alsbc.ca) or a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia on January 10th, 2006, at 10.30 a.m.

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WILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
McDONAGH, Carmel Veronica
Peacefully at York Central Hospital on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 in her 82nd year. Loving aunt of Sharon WILLAN, Gerry WILLAN, Suzan CAMILUCCI and Michael WILLAN. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) for visitation on Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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WILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-19 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Charles M.
Passed away in his home, on Sunday, April 17, 2005. Charles, was in his 87th year and best known for the Captain Cupboards Antique Shop he owned on Highway 10. He was active in the Anglican and Baptist churches where he loved to sing in the choirs. Charlie is survived by his sister Lorna WILLAN and his brother-in-law P.K. WILLAN of Victoria, British Columbia. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. A Service will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel.

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WILLANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
JORGENSEN, Pamela Shirley (née BRIGHT)
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Friday, January 14, 2005, in her 48th year. Cherished wife of Flemming JORGENSEN. Loved sister of Roger BRIGHT and his wife Kim of Manitoba, and Kathy POWELL and her husband Bill of Mississauga. Loving aunt of Jeffery, Jillian, Michael, Michael and his wife Heather and Heather. Also sadly missed by her other relatives and many Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First. St. Orangeville, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment, Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to Dr. David CLARKSON, the Hamilton Henderson Health Care Centre, Dr. WILLANS and all the kind Staff at Headwaters Health Care Centre. A tree will be planted in memory of Pamela in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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WILLANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-17 published
JORGENSEN, Pamela Shirley (née BRIGHT)
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Friday, January 14, 2005, in her 48th year. Cherished wife of Flemming JORGENSEN; beloved daughter of John and Shirley BRIGHT of Peterborough; loved sister of Roger BRIGHT and his wife Kim of Manitoba, and Kathy POWELL and her husband Bill of Mississauga loving aunt of Jeffery, Jillian, Michael, Michael and his wife Heather, and Heather; also sadly missed by her other relatives and many Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First. Street, Orangeville, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment, Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to Dr. David CLARKSON, the Hamilton Henderson Health Care Centre, Dr. WILLANS and all the kind Staff at Headwaters Health Care Centre. A tree will be planted in memory of Pamela in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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WILLARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-14 published
ROBINSON, Lamotta Mabel (née WEITZEL)
At Summit Place with her immediate family by her side. Lamotta ROBINSON (née WEITZEL) of Owen Sound in her 103rd year. Wife for 68 years of the late Mac ROBINSON. Loving mother of Earl ROBINSON and his wife Joyce of Georgian Bluffs. Sadly missed by four grandchildren, Grant ROBINSON and his wife Sheila of Guelph, Barbara ROBINSON and her friend Dan WILLARD of Windsor, Bruce ROBINSON and his wife Betty of Guelph and Elizabeth DRIMIE of Owen Sound and nine greatgrandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 on Tuesday, November 15th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Deborah MURRAY officiating. Visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to service time. Interment in Avondale Cemetery in Stratford. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Summit Place or the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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WILLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-23 published
McELHINEY, Rosemary (BARRETT)
Peacefully at her residence on Monday, February 21st, 2005 Rosemary (BARRETT) McELHINEY of London in her 80th year. Dear mother of Wendy WILLARD and her husband Ted of Calgary, Alberta: Brian McELHINEY and Irene BIRO of London and Jim McELHINEY and his wife Jennifer BARNABY of Monaco. Dear sister of Marion FARRELL of London. Predeceased by her son Douglas McELHINEY (1990) and her brother George BARRETT (2001.) Loving grandma of Robert WILLARD and his wife Krista of Lethbridge, Alberta: Christina WILLARD- STEPAN and her husband Jim of Calgary, Alberta and Karen FROESE of Calgary, Alberta. Great-grandma "Mac" of Kimberly, Dustin, Zachary, Maya, Mace, Brooke and Alyssa. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, February 25th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Rosemary and her son Douglas to the A.I.D.S. Committee of London, 388 Dundas Street, Unit 120, London, Ontario N6B 1V7. (On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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WILLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-24 published
McELHINEY, Rosemary (BARRETT)
Peacefully at her residence on Monday, February 21st, 2005 Rosemary (BARRETT) McELHINEY of London in her 80th year. Dear mother of Wendy WILLARD and her husband Ted of Calgary, Alberta: Brian McELHINEY and Irene BIRO of London and Jim McELHINEY and his wife Jennifer BARNABY of Monaco. Dear sister of Marion FARRELL of London. Predeceased by her son Douglas McELHINEY (1990) and her brother George BARRETT (2001.) Loving grandma of Robert WILLARD and his wife Krista of Lethbridge, Alberta: Christina WILLARD- STEPAN and her husband Jim of Calgary, Alberta and Karen FROESE of Calgary, Alberta. Great-grandma "Mac" of Kimberly, Dustin, Zachary, Maya, Mace, Brooke and Alyssa. Rosemary served with the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service of the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, February 25th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Rosemary and her son Douglas to the A.I.D.S. Committee of London, 388 Dundas Street, Unit 120, London, Ontario N6B 1V7. (On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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WILLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-13 published
COLMAN, Roy Copeland
Peacefully with his family by his side and with loving care at North Lambton Rest Home, Roy Copeland COLMAN in his 93rd year went to be with God on April 12, 2005. Truly loved by his wife Frances for 65 years. Loving father of Audrey and Norm HARRIS, Greg and Joan COLMAN. Proud Grandpa of Jim and Brenda HARRIS, Wendy and Phil WARNER, Stacey and Chris FERGUSON, Rusty and Heather COLMAN and Marnee COLMAN. Affectionately known as Papa George to his great-grandchildren Zach, Cole and Tanner Harris, Josh and Darci WARNER, Carlie and Jesse FERGUSON, Shae, Emma and Sara COLMAN. Brother to Joan and Don FRASER, Hilda and Clyde WILLARD. Brother-in-law of Shirley and Jack SMITH and Agnes JOYES. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Harriet and Fred COLMAN, brothers Jack, Frank, Harold, Harry and sister Gladys and brother-in-law Len JOYES. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. S. Forest where funeral will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation on Thursday, April 14 from 12-1: 30 p.m. only. Donations to N.L.R.H. Auxilliary greatly appreciated (cheques only received at the Funeral Home) A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Roy" by the Dodge Family.

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WILLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-18 published
WILLARD, Geneva " Toni" Elinor (née McCHESNEY)
February 23, 1913-August 16, 2005
Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, Geneva "Toni" Elinor WILLARD (née McCHESNEY) passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband James H. WILLARD, her brothers and sisters Isaiah, Ruth, Sarah, John, Thomas, George, William and Albert. Also predeceased by her parents Ruth and John James McCHESNEY. Sadly missed but not forgotten by her very best Friends and confidantes Kay McCALLUM and Pauline McCALLUM. At Toni's request there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Private interment of cremated remains will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks to the support of Chelsey Park Nursing Home 5th floor staff. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770
I have felt the warmth of the sun and cold of the night
And now I've completed my circle of life.
No regrets and no fears
And therefore no tears.
For my path is clear, and the road is straight
No more sorrow for this is my fate
As I have touched your hearts, you have touched mine
And into the light all our love will shine.
For I've worked and felt the
Hardships of life, but I have known life
For I have known love.

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WILLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
RODBOURNE, Sharon "Sherry" Lynn (née WILLARD) (1953-2005)
Sharon (Sherry) Lynn (née WILLARD) passed away in her Calgary home, with her loving husband Allan Charles RODBOURNE at her side, on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, after a long battle with ovarian cancer, at the age of 52 years. Sherry led a full and active life. Her favourite activities were kayaking, rollerblading, camping and skiing. With her husband Allan, she travelled around the world and visited locations such as India, Nepal, Europe, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. Sherry was also a successful business woman and had a network of scores of Friends from within International Facility Managers Association, the Chickwagon and the Calgary Flames Ambassadors. Her tremendous energy, positive attitude and bright smile will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Sherry was the proud mother of Shauna, Daniel and Scott; and proud grandmother of Aidan RODBOURNE- GODIN. She is also survived by her parents Bill and Shirley WILLARD; and brothers, Ted and Terry. Sherry will be truly missed and always remembered by her three nieces; four nephews; and countless cousins as a favourite Aunty. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the National Ovarian Cancer Association, 101-145 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1E3. Telephone 1-800-413-7970, www.ovariancanada.org. In living memory of Sherry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary.

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WILLARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-22 published
STENSON, Herbert Ross
Peacefully, on Friday, September 16, 2005, Ross STENSON, aged 95, at Kensington Gardens, Toronto. Ross was predeceased by his "bonnie" wife Jean STENSON (née WILLARD,) his partner, Catherine DUBOIS, and two of his beloved children, Willard Ross STENSON and Lynda CUSHING. He is survived by his dear sister, Verna STENSON of Montreal, and loving daughters Gail CARSON and Gloria BISHOP. Ross was the fond "Patron" of nine grandchildren: Allison BISHOP and Leith BISHOP (Glen WATSON); Dorothy CARSON (Rob CRABTREE), Melissa CARSON and Brennan CARSON (Sue); Stephan STENSON; and Ross CUSHING (Jen), Blake CUSHING (Holly), and Nicholas CUSHING. His nine great-grandchildren Shea and Trevor BISHOP- DUFFY, Hayley BISHOP, John, Megan and Blake CARSON, Duncan, Justin and Miranda CRABTREE gave him particular pleasure in his final years. A memorial service will be held in his beloved Montreal on October 6, when he will be remembered for his great integrity, fine piano-playing and bad puns.

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WILLARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
WILLARD, Lois Edith
Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at the age of 85. Edith was the wife of Lyle who passed away on December 23, 1995. Edith will be remembered for her drive to live and a deep love and devotion to her husband, two sons, grandchildren and Friends. With Edith's passing, she will always be remembered and thought of daily by her grand_son Michael Anthony WILLARD who became a better man because of her, along with Lyle, providing love, devotion, continued support and encouragement. Loving mother of Ronald (predeceased) and his wife Jane ASHLEY and Ken and his wife Carol. Dear sister of Helen VAN ZEYL and Ted OLIVER and his wife Molly. She will be sadly missed by her two other grandchildren Steven and Carrie who were always in her thoughts, along with her three cats Thunder, Storm, and Daisy who brought comfort and laughter into her later years of life. Edith appreciated all her Friends at the Dorothy Ley O.S.P. group, Kingsway Baptist Church, and the bowling league which provided her a sense of connection and a social network. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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WILLATTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
WILLATTS, Reginald
At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in his 68th year. Reg, loving father of Jill CURZON (David,) Kelley WILLATTS (Dave), Robert WILLATTS (Barb), Lee Anne BOCZ (Curt) and their mother Pauline. Dear grandfather of Jordon, Joshua, Hunter, Asher, Grace, Keenan, Brianna and Daniel. Fondly remembered by his sisters Gwen MASSEY, Muriel ALBIN and the late Kay FORSEY. Friends may call at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service complete in the Morris Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Cremation at Bowmanville Crematorium. Donations to Memorial Hospital Foundation Bowmanville in his memory would be appreciated. www.morrisfuneralchapel.ca

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WILLCOCK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-20 published
HENDERSON, Harry K.
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound on Sunday, September 18th, 2005, in his 78th year. Harry K. HENDERSON, the loving husband and friend of Dolores HENDERSON (née McMEEKIN) for over fifty-eight years. The loving father of Ann and her husband, Chris OGONOSKI, Heather and her husband, Paul SORENSON, Rick HENDERSON and his wife, June, David HENDERSON and his wife, Jan and Paula CAMERON. The loving grandfather of Angela and her husband, Tim MAITLAND, K.C. WILLCOCK, Laura and Paula OGONOSKI, Melanie NOLAN, Christopher SORENSON and his wife, Esther, Teena and her husband, Joseph DEMARS, Tania and her husband, Richard VANDER PLOEG, Rick HENDERSON Jr., Dolores HENDERSON, Kerrie and her husband, Jeff LEYBOURNE and Jodie RANDALL, Crystal and her husband, Aaron HIBMA, David and Darren HENDERSON, Michael and Anthony CAMERON. Great-grandfather of twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand_son. Dear brother of Jean (Mrs. Mick MOORE.) Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother, Harold and his sisters, Evelyn (Mrs. Jim PARK) and Betty (Mrs. Ron DUNCAN.) Harry served a third of his life in the City of Owen Sound government. Harry served on Police Commissions and as a City Councilman or twenty-three years and finishing his government service as Mayor of the City of Owen Sound. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Monday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 1: 30 p.m. Pastor Mary TURNER officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Diabetic Association, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan would be appreciated by the family.
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WILLCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-24 published
LUNNEY, Brenda (née WILLCOCK)
Passed away peacefully on March 22, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late John Charles Edward for 37 years. Loving mother of Madeline and her husband Geoffrey GRAYHURST, and Natalie SEYERS and her husband Jim. Proud grandmother of Laura, Ellen, Sarah and Jacob. The family will receive visitors at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Rd. (Pickering Village) Ajax, 905-428-8488, from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Mass at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering), on Wednesday March 30, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. A private family interment will follow. Should family and Friends so desired, the family would appreciate Masses or a donation to the Canadian Red Cross. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Scarborough General Hospital and Craiglee Nursing Home. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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WILLCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
STUBBS, Harold St. George, Q.C. (1912-2005)
Husband to Eva; father to Dr. Sydney SAINT_GEORGE, Maria SAINT_GEORGE, husband Dr. Michael RAMSEY, Sidney WOLINSKY, wife Dorothy, Christopher SAINT_GEORGE, wife Satomi. Grandfather to Conal RAMSEY, Dr. Rory RAMSEY, Reverend Patrick RAMSEY, Dr. Kevin RAMSEY, Jennifer Bell YANTSOULIS, Catherine BELL, Dr. Andrew BELL, Charles WOLINSKY, Natalie Mirai STUBBS and Lewis Sora STUBBS; great-grandfather to Sean, Andrew, Aidan and Elliot Ramsey. Survived also by sister Connie Cruickshank, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Mary (WILLCOCK) St. George STUBBS; first wife Genevieve DOLLARD, daughter Cynthia Bell ONEILL; brothers, Roy, Gerald, Stanley; sisters, Lillian and Olive. Harold STUBBS graduated a goldmedalist from the University of Manitoba Law School in 1936. He was a member of the law firm Stubbs, Stubbs and Stubbs and was Secretary of the Manitoba Law Society from 1958-1981. Upon his retirement he was appointed Secretary Emeritus of the Manitoba Law Society. He was Secretary Treasurer of the Conference of Governing Bodies of the Legal Profession in Canada, 1960-1972. Also was a Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba, Lecturer at Manitoba Law School, President of the Manitoba Bar Association 1957-1958. Appointed to Queens Council in January 1953. He served in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Air Force 1941 to 1945 as pilot and flying officer. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, June 19 at Southwood Golf and Country Club from 1-4 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1P6.

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WILLCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-24 published
LUNNEY, Brenda (née WILLCOCK)
Passed away peacefully on March 22, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late John Charles Edward for 37 years. Loving mother of Madeline and her husband Geoffrey GRAYHURST, and Natalie SEYERS and her husband Jim. Proud grandmother of Laura, Ellen, Sarah and Jacob. The family will receive visitors at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488, from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Mass at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering), on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. A private family interment will follow. Should family and Friends so desire, the family would appreciate Masses or a donation to the Canadian Red Cross. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Scarborough General Hospital and Craiglee Nursing Home. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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WILLCOCKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-21 published
HODDER, Laurena (HUMPHREY)
At Four Counties Health Services on Monday, September 19, 2005. Peacefully, surrounded by her family Laurena (HUMPHREY) HODDER of R.R.#1 Dutton, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Norman HODDER. Dear mother of Joan and Ken NEIL of West Lorne, Dianne and Herb FELDER of Rodney, Bob and June HODDER of Dutton, Sandra and Jim WRIGHT of Newmarket, Dick and Wendy HODDER of Dutton. Loved grandma of Sheri and Kevin WILLCOCKS, Janice and Steve KREBS, Deanna and Todd BROPHY, Derek FELDER, Delynne and Brian HOWSE, Drew and Melissa FELDER, Rob HODDER, Joe and Aimee HODDER, Lisa and Bryan GRIEGOSCHEWSKI, Aaron, Darcy, Devon, Amy WRIGHT, Ashley, Kyle and Leslie, Tasha and Billy, Hunter, Hilary, Dakota and 6 great-grandchildren. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Friday, September 23, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Dutton. Donations to Saint John's United Church would be appreciated.

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WILLCOCKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
SOEHNER, Dorothy May (née WILLCOCKS)
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa on January 28th, 2005 in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Clarence of 48 years. Loving mother of Dianne, Lorne (Dianne) and Roy (Lark). Dear grandma of 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Jim WILLCOCKS (Sybil) and Ruby LEA and predeceased by her brother Norman WILLCOCKS. Survived by sister-in-law Patricia WILLCOCKS. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, February 1st from 6 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 7: 00 p.m. Cremation.

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WILLCOCKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-04 published
JONES, William Fredrick
Born November 12, 1930, much loved husband of Rosena (née ROBINSON,) father of William (Alice), Christine (Rob), and Jennifer (Jim), brother of Barbara (Bud) WILLCOCKS, died peacefully at home on June 2, 2005. Dad was a jack of all trades. He was a King Scout, and an accomplished journeyman (holding seven trades in printing), a creator of magnificent stained glass windows and a gardener. Dad was a Past Master (1962) of Harmony Lodge No. 131 G.R.Q. and member of Wellington Lodge No. 271 G.R.C. All of his grandchildren, who loved him dearly, will attest to his remarkable knowledge, which encompassed everything between earth and sky. Our family would like to thank Barb DAVIES, R.N., and Dr. Alvin KELLY for their support and caring during these last few months. A memorial service will be held at St. James the Apostle Church in Brampton on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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WILLCOCKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
HILLOCK, Donald William
(T. Eaton Co. Ltd. Quarter Century Club) At home with his family by his side, in his 80th year, after a courageous battle with lung cancer, on Friday, June 10, 2005. Beloved husband for 52 years to Dora. Cherished father of Debbie and her husband Bill STONE and Diane and her husband Bill WILLCOCKS. Proud Grandpa of Jason, Michael, Sharon, Amanda, Lauren and Daniel. Predeceased by his sister Ruth NOYES. Thank you to Sunnybrook Cancer Centre, Dr. Val RACHLIS of the Freeman Centre Palliative Care, North York Community Care Access Centre Team. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Monday, June 13th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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