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ESCAF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-03 published
Fred ESCAF always cooking something
By Peter MITTON, Free Press Reporter
Fred ESCAF made a lot of food, a lot of Friends and a lot of noise. Almost all of it was with his older brother and lifelong business partner, Ed. Together the two opened the Friar's Cellar in 1962, a restaurant and lounge that went on to become a London landmark, as well as several other successful establishments across Southwestern Ontario.
An incorrigible entertainer, Fred ESCAF planned to share another of his culinary creations with family on Christmas Eve.
But it wasn't to be.
Fred, half of the great team of Ed 'n Fred, died December 22 at age 71.
"We got along really well in business," Ed said. "But if you didn't know us, you'd think we were fighting our way through."
New secretaries were told to ignore whatever they heard coming from behind the brothers' office door, Ed recalled. Their emotional shouting matches were just a loving, fraternal language.
In fact Fred always liked things a little rambunctious.
The seeds for that might have been planted in the 1940s. Fred, Ed and sister Adeline lived with their parents above the Wellington Tavern, which the ESCAFs had bought in 1938 soon after emigrating from Lebanon.
"It was wild. We were just kids and the Wellington was not the most quiet bar in London," Ed said.
The young brothers spent many evenings perched at the top of the stairs, waiting to catch a glimpse of a fight in the tavern downstairs before they would go to bed.
And long before the brothers took over and expanded the tavern beside the Wellington Street rail underpass, Fred was flaunting his budding business skills.
With wartime came beer rationing and limited entry to the pub, but, much to the wait staffs' confusion, there was always a few too many patrons.
Young Fred had set up shop at the back kitchen door, selling stools to the surplus drinkers and pocketing 25 cents a head.
"He was quite an entrepreneur that way," Ed said.
That business acumen served the brothers well for the next 40 years.
And although Fred retired from their Friars Caterers business last year, his love of cooking never waned.
Whether it was barbecuing for the whole block on his front lawn or recreating his mother's Lebanese cuisine without a recipe, Fred was never far from the stove.
His next-door neighbour and good friend of 30 years, Al Servant, says things won't be the same without Fred phoning at 2 a.m. with a request to come taste his latest creation.
Fred also will be missed by a number of community groups. He and Ed were honoured by the Boys' and Girls' Club and Museum London, among others, for their longtime support.
Fred is survived by his wife Nancy, daughter Jennifer, and grandchildren, Wesley and Tyler, whom he took to as many hockey and soccer games as he could in later years. His son Michael died in 1994.

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ESCAF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-22 published
ESCAF, Fred and Michael
In loving memory of a cherished husband, father and grandfather, Fred, who passed away one year ago today and a dear son, brother and uncle, Michael (January 26, 1994). So sadly missed and dearly loved but forever treasured in our hearts. Love Nancy, Jennifer, Wesley and Tyler.

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ESCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
WEBB, Wilken B.
At Longworth Retirement Community, London on Thursday, January 13, 2005. Wilken B. "Mike" WEBB of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Audrey (REA) WEBB. Dear father of Patricia SCHERING and her husband Harry, Susan MALLON and her husband Charles, Janis VAN ESCH, Judie PILGRIM and her husband Peter, Peter WEBB, Robert WEBB and his wife Robin, and Brian WEBB and his wife Bridget. Predeceased by his 2 sons Clinton and Alan WEBB. Dear brother of Jean HUNTER. Loving grandfather of 13 grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, January 18th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Canadian National Institute for the Blind, London Chapter, 749 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ESCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-03 published
PEARCE, William J. " Bill"
Passed away on Tuesday August 2nd, 2005, at Toronto Grace Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer, borne with dignity, courage and a sweetness of spirit that amazed his family, doctors, and Friends alike. He was an inspiration to all. Bill was predeceased in 1991 by his first wife Barbara A. PARKER. He leaves behind two daughters, Deborah McCOMBE (late John McCOMBE) Marilyn (Marnie) REDMOND and her partner Jeff CHAPMAN. Bill leaves his much loved wife and best friend of the past 12 years, Norma (TASH/ McFADDEN) and her children Doug and Nancy McFADDEN of Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A., David and Deborah McFADDEN of Bettendorf, Iowa, Wayne and Nancy McFADDEN of Etobicoke and Marilyn and Rick STERN of Etobicoke, plus 12 grandchildren: William and Robert McCOMBE, Lisa, Daniel and Laura STERN, Michael, Erin, D'arci, William, Liz, Alison and Andrew McFADDEN. Also, he leaves his sister, Norma McMECHAN and husband Colin of Stouffville, and two sisters-in-law, Bette ESCH and husband Norman of Toronto; Marilyn and Dr. Lawrence BOLAND of North Bay, plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Cobalt, Ontario, Bill's family moved to Etobicoke when he was a boy. He attended both Lambton Kingsway Public School and Etobicoke High School. He loved team sports and played football and basketball while at High School and U of T, Ajax campus. He joined St. George's Golf and Country Club in 1947 as a golfing member and was a founding and active member of the club's curling section. Bill spent over 50 years in the printing business in sales and management with Bowne of Canada, Rous and Mann and the Pearce family business, The Northern Miner. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Friday, August 5, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Cremation. Donations in remembrance of Bill's life may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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ESCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-24 published
HARTEN, Kathleen
Peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2005, at William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke. Kathleen was born in England, April 24, 1915 and was a long time resident of Kipling Acres, where she was much loved, and admired for her kind and cheerful disposition. Kathy was sent to Canada, as an orphan, by the British Government, with a boatload of young children in 1930, to work as a mother's helper. She soon after joined the family of the late Edna and Roy TASH, as a nanny for their daughters Norma (McFADDEN/ PEARCE) and Bette (BARRETT/ ESCH.) Kathy lived with them in Montreal and Toronto for 50 years, becoming a treasured member of the family, and a 'second mother' to the girls. She was a beloved grandmother figure to their children: Doug, Dave, Wayne McFADDEN, Marilyn STERN, and Bruce, Larry and Scott BARRETT. A dear great-grandmother of twelve. Although Kathy never married, she met the 'love of her life', the late Ernie SNODDEN at Kipling Acres. Many thanks to the staff, Friends and volunteers on the 4th floor who so ably cared for her. If desired, donations to Kipling Acres would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Private interment in the McFadden-Barrett family plot, Park Lawn Cemetery.

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ESCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
HARTEN, Kathleen
Peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2005, at William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke. Kathleen was born in England, April 24, 1915 and was a long time resident of Kipling Acres, where she was much loved, and admired for her kind and cheerful disposition. Kathy was sent to Canada, as an orphan, by the British Government, with a boatload of young children in 1930, to work as a mother's helper. She soon after joined the family of the late Edna and Roy TASH, as a nanny for their daughters Norma (McFADDEN/ PEARCE) and Bette (BARRETT/ ESCH.) Kathy lived with them in Montreal and Toronto for 50 years, becoming a treasured member of the family, and a "second mother" to the girls. She was a beloved grandmother figure to their children: Doug, Dave, Wayne McFADDEN, Marilyn STERN, and Bruce, Larry and Scott BARRETT. Adear great-grandmother of twelve. Although Kathy never married, she met the "love of her life," the late Ernie SNODDEN at Kipling Acres. Many thanks to the staff, Friends and volunteers on the 4th floor who so ably cared for her. If desired, donations to Kipling Acres would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Private interment in the McFadden-Barrett family plot, Park Lawn Cemetery.

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ESCHKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-14 published
MacDONALD, F. Campbell, B.Sc. Mil, California, (R.M.C. 2800)
At Toronto, on Saturday, March 12, 2005, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F.W. MacDONALD, beloved husband of Naomi (INGLIS) and loving and cherished father of Christopher (Marianne ESCHKER) and Alexander (Lina GOMEZ.) Brother of the late Ian T. MacDONALD and loving uncle of Andrew (Sally BLISS.) Brother-in-law to Jocelyn MacDONALD, Vieve HARCOURT and Betty INGLIS. Funeral Service to be held at St. Andrew's Church (at King and Simcoe Streets, Toronto), at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Private entombment. The family requests that donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or a charity of your choice be made in lieu of flowers.

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ESCHLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
ESCHLI, Rosalia
With family by her side at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Thursday, April 28, 2005, in her 85th year. Rosa, loving wife of the late Mike. Beloved mother of Anna and her husband Jim FILDEY and Michael and his wife Jamie. Proud grandmother of David, Carrie-Anne and her husband Kirk McQUAID, Paul, and Sarah. Great-grandmother of Ty and Madison. 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 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 14484 Jane Street, King City on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital or the Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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ESCHLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-23 published
REFFLE, Joseph J., Phm. B., 4T5
Peacefully at Scarborough Grace Hospital on Saturday May 21st, 2005 at 83 years of age. Joe, devoted husband for almost 60 years of Betty (VOGEL;) dearest dad of Betty Ann and Joe ESCHLI, Ron and Elaine REFFLE and Jim and Marg REFFLE; cherished papa of Greg ESCHLI and Heather and Sarah REFFLE. Will be dearly missed by his sister-in-law Barbara and her husband Jack ZIMMERMAN and their family. Friends and relatives will be welcomed at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday May 25th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9 would be greatly appreciated by the family. When I am gone, release me, let me go, Then when each of you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and say "Welcome Home"

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ESCHLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-06 published
SCHLOSSER, Katharina
Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2005 at Bendale Acres at the age of 79. Wife of the late Anton SCHLOSSER. Predeceased by brother Mike ESCHLI. Survived by brother, Joseph ESCHLI. Dear Mutter of Mary SANDER, Paul SCHLOSSER, Tony SCHLOSSER, Walter SCHLOSSER and Joseph SCHLOSSER. Dear Oma of Gary, Bernie and Rick MUELLER, Steve, Peter and Wendy SCHLOSSER, Betty Anne and Mike SCHLOSSER, Erik, Jennifer and Rob SCHLOSSER, Corey and Aaron SCHLOSSER. Dear Uroma of Jordanne and Aydann MUELLER, Jamie DOWKER, Stephen, Greydon, Kathryn, Will, Maygan and Kyle SCHLOSSER. Visitation at Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave E. (west of Warden on south side), Scarborough (416-751-7890) on Sunday, August 7, 2005 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service in Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2005. Interment to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Rd. (north of St. Clair Ave. on east side), Scarborough (416-267-8229). Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Canada, 1200-20 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, M4R 1K8, (416-488-8772 or 800-616-8816).

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ESCHLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
MARLOK, Magdalena (née LANG)
In her 102nd year, died peacefully at Mackenzie Place, Newmarket on Monday, August 8, 2005. Magdalena, beloved wife of the late Joseph (1985). Dear mother of George and his wife Kay, Anne and her late husband Joseph ESCHLI (2002,) Joseph and his wife Annetta. Lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild (deceased) and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service in our Chapel on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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ESCOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
GARDNER, Joan (née DIMBLEBY)
Mrs. Joan (DIMBLEBY) GARDNER of Saint Thomas, beloved wife of William J. “Bill” GARDNER, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in her 73rd year. Dearly loved mother of Debbie ROBILLIARD and her husband Richard of R.R.#6, Aylmer, Diane LIEBREGTS and her husband Pat, Donna CHARD and her husband Tony, all of Saint Thomas, and the late David W. GARDNER (1972.) Cherished grandmother of Tracey, David, Neil, Patrick, Christopher, Emily, Susie, Danny and Lori and loving great-grandmother of Jessie, Andy, Breanna and Georgie. Dear sister of Pauline ESCOTT of Brampton, late Betty GOODEILL and late John A. “Jack” DIMBLEBY. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, November 5, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Lorne and Grace (MARR) DIMBLEBY. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Continuing Care Centre) gratefully acknowledged.

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ESCOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
DOWNIE, Harry Glendinning, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Passed away at home on Sunday, June 19, 2005, in his 80th year. Dear husband of Mary for 55 years, and father of Su (Rob) KIRKNESS, Sandy (Wally) ESCOTT, James DOWNIE, and Janet HAINSWORTH (Troy HAYDEN.) He will be fondly missed by his 11 grandchildren. A Memorial Service will take place at the Gilbert Maclntyre and son Funeral Home "Hart Chapel", 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, on Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Lounge of the funeral home. Donations to a scholarship fund in honour of Harry would be appreciated by the family. Details will be provided at the funeral home. (condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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ESCOURSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-01 published
ESCOURSE, Mark
Suddenly as the result of an accident on Tuesday, June 28th, 2005. Mark, dear son of Vera and Danny. Loving brother of Karen. Cherished grand_son of Victoria and Peter GENESS and Vincent and Elizabeth ESCOURSE. Loving nephew of uncle Freddy. Mark will be greatly missed by his many Friends and family. Friends may visit at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive), Richmond Hill, Ontario on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Saint Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, on Monday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 4C2 would be appreciated.

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