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ORSATTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-22 published
VERNON, Samuel
Suddenly at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Friday, May 20, 2005. Samuel VERNON of Holland Landing in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (HUGHES.) Loving father of Jane "Liz" and her husband Ron ORSATTI, Joyce and her husband Roger FAIRBARN. Cherished grandpa of Penny-jane (Tim,) Ginny-Louise (Kevin), Bradley (Carmen), Marla (John), Adam (Lesley), and Ashley. Dear great-grandpa of Amber, Jaden, Coleridge, Alyssa, Hayley, and Seth. Dear brother of Spencer and Harry VERNON. Dear brother-in-law of Judith and her husband Brian FOSTER. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Monday, May 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Queensville Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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ORSAVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
BENTLEY, David Andrew
(Bentley Carpet Cleaning) After a lengthy bout with cancer, David passed away on Saturday, April 2nd, 2005 at the Scarborough General Hospital. Loving and devoted husband of Carol (née HOWARTH.) Cherished father of Lauree (Brad FARRELL) and the bestest Poppa in the whole world of John and Jaimee. son of Lorraine KOSOWAN (deceased) and brother of Jeanne ORSAVA. Brother-in-law and best friend of Lou and Lorraine MONTONE and Best Buddy of Donny LAUDER. Will also be remembered by Clyde HOWARTH, Sharon and Andy HOBSON, his many nephews and countless number of very close Friends. As per Dave's request, cremation only, no funeral. Donations in memory of Dave to be made to the charity of your choice. We love you more Today than yesterday But not as much as Tomorrow

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ORSBORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
SKELTON, Ann Jane (née HENDERSON)
At the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Herb, R.R.#3 Napanee. Loving mother of: Herb Jr. (Syri), Thailand; Brian (Theresa), Vancouver and John (Lucy), Ajax. Sadly missed by her grandchildren: James, Tricia, Shannon, Jonathan, Amy, Jesse, Sienna, Aaron and Jennifer. Survived by her sister Helen MacDONALD, St. Catherines. Predeceased by her sisters: Violet ORSBORNE and Lila HAMMOND. The family will receive Friends at the Wartman Funeral Home, 448 Camden Rd. at Newburgh Rd., Napanee, K7R 1G1, (613-354-3722) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute by cheque to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.

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ORSER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-06 published
ORSER, Mark Wilfred
Suddenly on Monday April 4, 2005 in Owen Sound at the age of 49. Mark of Owen Sound, beloved son of Doug and Gwen ORSER of Collingwood. Cherished brother of Brian ORSER of Whitefish, Ontario and Reverend Alan ORSER and his wife Sandra of Mt. Uniacke, Nova Scotia. Dear uncle of nephews Leigh and Jason and great uncle of Rourke. Mark will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held at the Stayner Brethren In Christ Church, 6th Line of Clearview Township, (N of County Road 91) Friday April 8, 2005 at 11o'clock. Remembrances to Operation Eyesight International, Toronto Regional Office Suite 323, 2100 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1H 3B7 or The Gideons, P.O. Box 3619, Stn Main, Guelph, Ontario N1H 9Z9. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner (1-866-428-2637) For more information or to sign the guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca
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ORSER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-25 published
ORSER, Mark Wilfred - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In The Estate Of Mark Wilfred ORSER
Late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, Deceased.
All persons having claims against or claiming to have any interest in the Estate of the said Mark Wilfred Orser who died on or about the 4th day of April, 2005 are notified to send the under-signed Solicitors, on or before the 12th day of December, 2005, their names and addresses and full particulars of their claims and the nature of the security, if any, held by them.
And take notice that after such last mentioned date, the Estate Trustees will proceed to distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which notice shall then have been received.
Dated at Collingwood, Ontario, this 8th day of November, 2005.
N. Gwen ORSER and Douglas ORSER
By their Solicitors
Shaw, McLellan And Ironside
10 Schoolhouse Lane, Box 280
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z5
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ORSER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-02 published
ORSER, Mark Wilfred - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In The Estate Of Mark Wilfred ORSER
Late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, Deceased.
All persons having claims against or claiming to have any interest in the Estate of the said Mark Wilfred Orser who died on or about the 4th day of April, 2005 are notified to send the under-signed Solicitors, on or before the 12th day of December, 2005, their names and addresses and full particulars of their claims and the nature of the security, if any, held by them.
And take notice that after such last mentioned date, the Estate Trustees will proceed to distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which notice shall then have been received.
Dated at Collingwood, Ontario, this 8th day of November, 2005.
N. Gwen ORSER and Douglas ORSER
By their Solicitors
Shaw, McLellan And Ironside
10 Schoolhouse Lane, Box 280
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z5
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ORSER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
London's 'father of baseball' dies
Peter WIDDRINGTON, whose career spanned sports and business major leagues, was 74.
By Hank DANISZEWSKI, Free Press Business Reporter
Peter WIDDRINGTON combined his passion for business and sports and became a giant in both fields. WIDDRINGTON, the former president and chief executive of John Labatt Ltd. and chairperson of the Toronto Blue Jays during its World Series championships, died Friday night at 74.
The London man was in the middle of his annual ski trip to Aspen, Colorado., a ritual for the past 25 years, when he had a heart attack while getting into a cab and died.
Family and Friends recalled his strength and energy.
"The entire Blue Jays family is saddened by the loss of Peter WIDDRINGTON, who was truly one of the fathers of baseball in Canada," said Blue Jays president Paul GODFREY.
David SCATCHERD, owner of the Oakwood Inn in Grand Bend, and a lifelong friend, called WIDDRINGTON a "doer" with a competitive streak.
"When he took something on, he got it finished," SCATCHERD said yesterday.
WIDDRINGTON's younger brother, Michael, said he had lost his best friend.
"I don't care what his birth certificate said, he acted like he was 45," Michael WIDDRINGTON said.
All agree Toronto-born Peter WIDDRINGTON was a "character" in the best sense of the word, who always stuck out in a crowd.
"He was larger than life. He was one of the most irreverent, outrageous guys you could ever meet," said Janet STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, a family friend and managing partner at Lerners law firm.
Armed with an M.B.A. from Harvard, WIDDRINGTON started his business career as a beer salesperson for Labatt in 1955 and worked his way up to become president and chief executive from 1973 to 1989.
He took over Labatt at a time when the brewing giant was diversifying into food, sports and entertainment businesses.
For an avid sports fan like WIDDRINGTON, Labatt's purchase of the Blue Jays was a dream come true. As chairperson of Labatt's board, WIDDRINGTON set aside $25 million to create the TSN sports network in 1984.
The dream culminated in the Jays' back-to-back World Series wins in 1992 and '93.
When the victory parades wound through downtown Toronto, WIDDRINGTON rode in the lead car.
When Major League Baseball commissioner Fay VINCENT was forced to resign in 1992, WIDDRINGTON was chosen by team owners to take over as interim administrator of the billion-dollar sports league, splitting his time between New York and his London office.
Londoner Don McDOUGALL became president of Labatt Breweries the same day WIDDRINGTON became chief executive of its parent company, John Labatt Ltd.
McDOUGALL said WIDDRINGTON really understood the beer business and expected a lot of himself and his employees.
"He was demanding, but six of the best years of my life were spent working for him.Just" two weeks ago, McDOUGALL and WIDDRINGTON had dinner and reminisced about their days at Labatt.
"We were saying it was great to be in business at a time when it was Okay to have fun doing your work," said McDOUGALL.
Along with his jobs at Labatt and the Blue Jays, WIDDRINGTON served on the boards of many large Canadian companies.
After retiring from Labatt, he continued to take on tough corporate assignments, such as heading up Cuddy International in 1996, when the London company was in upheaval because of an internal family feud.
He also became chairperson of Calgary-based Talisman Energy when it was involved in a controversial oil exploration project in wartorn Sudan.
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART said WIDDRINGTON was known for his wild sense of fashion and outgoing personality. She said he married his teenage sweetheart, Betty Ann, whom he met when they were teens working at a summer camp.
Despite his busy career, STEWARD/STEWART/STUART said WIDDRINGTON was a devoted dad to the couple's daughters, Cindy and Stacy.
SCATCHERD met WIDDRINGTON when they were students at Pickering College, a private school in Newmarket.
He said WIDDRINGTON was an all-round athlete who worked and played with equal fervour.
WIDDRINGTON's death comes only six weeks after the passing of another London corporate legend, former London Life chief executive Earl ORSER.
WIDDRINGTON's death is also a major blow for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, based in Saint Marys.
Tom VALCKE, the hall's president and chief executive, said WIDDRINGTON recently had become fundraising chairperson and was in New York with him last week to made a pitch to business magnate and former Montreal Expos owner Charles Bronfman.
"Peter had just stepped in and was the white knight we were looking for," said VALCKE.
A funeral service will be held at noon Friday at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Peter WIDDRINGTON 1930-2005
Business Career: President and chief executive of John Labatt Ltd. 1973-1989; chief executive, Cuddy International 1996-99 chairperson, Laidlaw Inc., Brick Brewing Co., Talisman Energy and director, Brascan Ltd., BP Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Ellis Don, Stratford Festival
Sports: Chairperson of Toronto Blue Jays; administrator of major league baseball 1993.

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ORSER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-15 published
READY, Ruth A. (née DANARD)
Peacefully at her residence, the Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys on Wednesday December 14, 2005. Ruth A. (DANARD) READY, formerly of East Nissouri Twp. Beloved wife of the late John R. "Jack" READY (1985.) Dear sister-in-law of Margaret DAYNARD of Seaforth and is sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Born in Allenford, Ontario. 97 yrs ago, daughter of the late Havelock DANARD and the former Irene ORSER. Predeceased by 3 sisters Vida DANARD, Eleanor ALDERSON, Anne DANARD and 3 brothers Reverend Nathan DAYNARD, Rev. Bert DAYNARD and Harry DANARD and 2 sisters-in-law Laura DAYNARD and Irma DANARD. The late Ruth READY will rest at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and on Friday December 16/2005 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Irene RICHARDSON officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ORSER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-03 published
Earl ORSER, Business Leader: 1928-2004
He started out as a charted accountant and soon found he was most interested in building companies, writes Sandra MARTIN. Blessed with curiosity, intelligence and an ability to motivate subordinates, he not only switched jobs but successfully hopscotched his way across entire business sectors
By Sandra MARTIN, Monday, January 3, 2005 - Page S6
A poor boy from the Danforth in Toronto, Earl ORSER was a company executive, a mentor, a proud Canadian and an energetic and effective volunteer.
He began as a chartered accountant with Clarkson Gordon and ended his career as president and chief executive officer of London Life Insurance Company, raising the firm's assets during his 20-year tenure from $2.9 billion to $16.4 billion. He's also known for his rocky three-year ride at the T. Eaton family in the mid-1970s where he shut down the money-losing catalogue operations in the family owned retail empire. Many observers believe that had he stayed at the helm, the company might have survived.
"I always thought of him as the consummate manager," said Jim ETHERINGTON, who was hired by Mr. ORSER at London Life in 1982 as a vice-president and worked with him until they both retired in the mid 1990s. Being a good manager for Mr. ORSER meant caring deeply about your people, getting to know them well, helping them and challenging them.
"He never argued against an idea from anybody," said Mr. ETHERINGTON, who now runs his own communications company. "He came to the table with lots of ideas himself, but he was almost intuitive in encouraging the ideas of others at the same time. That made him a very special kind of a manager."
"He was grounded in a strong set of values and they never wavered," said Carol STEPHENSON, dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. "Earl was Earl. He was solid, he knew what he believed and he stuck to it no matter what he was doing."
Commenting on his acumen as a business leader, Ms. STEPHENSON pointed out that Mr. ORSER was unusual for his time in that he not only moved jobs, he changed sectors -- from accounting to retail to insurance. The reason he was so successful in so many different industries, she said, was because he was a great leader and that came from his curiosity, his intelligence and his "amazing" ability to motivate and empower people. "When I think back to my business career in the 1970s," she added, "the predominate style was command and control -- I'm the boss and you're not and I suspect Earl never had an ounce of that in him."
"He was a very good father," said Barbara ORSER, a business professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, and one of Mr. ORSER's four daughters. Saying her father was good at setting boundaries, she said her parents paid for one degree and one wedding and then you "were off the payroll."
Doing your best was a "well-understood point" in the ORSER family. So was speaking your mind. Mentioning that some business powerhouses can be "fairly patriarchal" at home, she said that her father had to fight for conversational space like everybody else. "We all had a voice and there was always a place for everyone at the table." she said. "There were lots of Friends who loved and cared for dad because they were part of the family as well."
Earl Herbert ORSER was born in Toronto, the year before the stock-market crash. His father was a telegraph operator and he had one sister. As a grade eight student at Earl Beattie School, Mr. ORSER was taught that "speed, neatness, politeness, industry and accuracy" were the keys to success in life and he passed on the message to his children and his grandchildren, all of whom could recite the list on command.
Mr. ORSER went to high school at Danforth Technical School and worked as a porter at Union Station at Christmas to help make ends meet. He was the first person in his family to attend university and was only able to register a the University of Toronto in 1946 because of a $200 bursary from the Leonard Foundation.
As with many smart boys, education was the route away from poverty. He never forgot the help he had been given and later in life he founded many scholarships and served actively as a fundraiser, benefactor and adviser to both the University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario. At Western, among many other activities, he chaired the Board of Governors and the Advisory Committee of the Ivey Business School
His father died when he was still in university and his mother moved to Edmonton. It was on a visit there that Mr. ORSER met a nurse from Moose Jaw named Marion QUEENIE. They corresponded after Mr. ORSER returned to Toronto, saw each other again that Christmas and married on August 4, 1951, a year after he graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1953, having done his articles with Clarkson Gordon, and was made a partner in the firm in 1958.
A lot of people would have settled down happily for the rest of their careers, but Mr. ORSER was interested in building companies.
His curriculum vitae is studded with high powered jobs at Molson Industries (apparently, his mother never let her teetotalling Friends know that her son was making his living in beer), Air Canada, Eaton's and London Life and directorships at places such as Spar Aerospace and Brascan.
All of these career moves meant that the entire family had to "embrace new challenges" by moving to new schools in different cities. That helped build a sense of family, said his daughter Barbara, because they had to rely on each other. She still remembers moving to Toronto when she was in grade 12, an uprooting that she wouldn't want to impose on her own daughter. But "with four kids we had a bit of a quorum, so we could support each other."
Mr. ORSER's most tumultuous job was as vice-president finance and then president and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton's from 1974-77. The famous Eaton catalogue was spewing money -- $17 million in 1974 with losses expected to more than double the next year. Mr. ORSER orchestrated its closing, but ran afoul of the Eaton family. He resigned in May, 1977, to the shock of many business observers, and was replaced by Frederik S. EATON.
Almost immediately Mr. ORSER was hired as a consultant by Brascan, who had acquired a large number of shares in London Life and wanted somebody they trusted to give them a report on the insurance business and London Life, then the largest insurance company in Canada, in particular. Mr. ORSER presented his report in 1978 and was then hired as executive vice-president and Chief Executive Officer, becoming president in 1980 and chairman of the board on his retirement from the company in 1989. In 1994 he began a three-year term as honorary chairman.
He was a meticulous planner and a detail man, according to Mt. ETHERINGTON. "We used to kid him about being a C.A. and he would smile and say 'You get to know the balance sheet and then you know where the problems are.' "
He changed London Life significantly from a largely family run firm to a public company called Trilon Financial Corporation, which then became the London Insurance Group, another publicly traded company which was eventually acquired by Great West. "He chuckled one day and said 'this is really neat,'" said Mr. ETHERINGTON. "I sold London Life for $125 million for Trilon and then I sold it again for $220 million to the London Insurance Group. That's a good deal."
He was interested in far more than the bottom line, however. People still talk about how he would take two or three days each Christmas to walk around the huge London Life offices visiting with employees, getting to know them and wishing them well for the holidays.
While Mr. ORSER was running London Life, his wife was quietly doing an undergraduate degree in theology, followed by a masters in divinity at University of Western Ontario. Her husband, who was then chair of the board at University of Western Ontario was able to grant his wife her degree at the graduation ceremony.
Mr. ORSER was almost as busy as a volunteer for the London Economic Development Corporation and his many other volunteer activities after he retired as when he was a full-time executive. And, as he had done, throughout his career, he continued to serve as a mentor. "He was a wonderful person in terms of being able to help you work through complex problems, not by preaching at you, but by making you think a problem through," says Ms. STEPHENSON who asked him for advice after she left the business world, a place where it is pretty clear what the bottom line is and who the clients are, to take on the more complex stakeholder issues of university administration. "He listened and then he helped me to discover the right answer by asking the right questions."
Four years ago, Mr. ORSER was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in the common bile duct. He underwent major surgery and appeared to have recovered. The doctors were amazed, according to his daughter who says he was a "miracle man" until the cancer returned and he received a terminal diagnosis about three weeks ago.
"There were no tears, no complaints. It was a matter of fact," said his daughter Barbara. "He was a man of faith and he had a calm and a peace about him, but he was very pragmatic and he always had his humour. The legacy is that his grandchildren have watched this," she said. "His last and his greatest gift to his family is to show us how you can die with dignity."
Earl ORSER was born on July 5, 1928 in Toronto. He died of cancer at home in London, Ontario, on December 26, 2004. He was 76. He is survived by his wife Marion and four daughters and their families. A memorial service will be held at First-St. Andrew's United Church in London, Ontario, on January 8, 2004.

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ORSI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-25 published
CARROLL, Carmella " Carrie" (née ORSI)
(February 10, 1926-October 23, 2005)
Beloved sister of Angeline PARISI (née ORSI) and her husband Joseph, Annette CARROLL (née ORSI) and her late husband Bruce, late Domenico ORSI, Frank ORSI and his wife Norma, Jack ORSI and his wife Corinne. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and their families. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Home, 2960 Dufferin St. (two streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Wednesday, October 26, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The Funeral Mass will follow (on Thursday) at 1: 00 p.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church (southwest corner of Dufferin St. and Lawrence Ave.). Private cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ORSINI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-03 published
Basil Vincent ORSINI
By David ORSINI; Stephen ORSINI, Thursday, February 3, 2005 - Page A22
Construction industry leader, pioneer of commercial arbitration. Born April 13, 1926, in Toronto. Died November 20, 2004, in Toronto, of respiratory/heart failure, aged 78.
Basil Vincent ORSINI was a first-generation Canadian born of Italian and Irish parents. During the Depression he made bicycle deliveries for a drug store in the Junction area of West Toronto. In addition to helping with household finances, this part-time job helped him develop his street-smarts as he was regularly called to dark alleyways to be relieved of his change. In 1944 he left St. Michael's College to join the army. A bout of double pneumonia prevented him from being sent to Monte Cassino where many of his Friends lost their lives. While in the army, Basil was introduced by a mutual friend to the love of his life, "a nice Italian girl" named Josephine Carmela GIULIANELLI. The arranged meeting took place at Earlscourt Park in Toronto. The outcome of this meeting was a loving 58-year marriage, 11 children, 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Although he wanted to become a lawyer or engineer, Basil joined his father's construction business at an early age. In three incarnations -- Hughes Construction, Orsini Construction, and Swansea Construction, operating from the mid-1940s to 1968 -- our father oversaw construction activities at Toronto landmarks including: the Frost (South) Building at Queen's Park, the Gardiner Expressway (between the Canadian National Exhibition and the Humber River), Nathan Phillips Square, and Canada's first pre-stressed reinforced concrete bridge at Six Points in Etobicoke. Due to his construction experience, Basil saw the importance and future potential of mediation and commercial arbitration.
Basil devoted himself to researching, teaching and promoting commercial arbitration in Canada. In the 1980s, he wrote eight books on arbitration and mediation in Canada and personally championed Canada's entry into the international realm of arbitration. As an arbitrator and member of Employment Canada's board of referees he added an impartial and fair voice. (One could say that he honed his mediation skills at home among his 11 children.) He also taught commercial arbitration at the University of Toronto and Seneca College for several years.
A supporter of backyard hockey, our father would create a rink every winter in our backyard. He would use strawberry Jell-O crystals to make the red-line and blueberry for the blue-line. Girls' hockey was common on our rink long before it became the standard. Our parents have encouraged all of us to pursue education. Their motto over the years has been: "We don't decorate, we educate."
Despite working long hours to support the family, our father played many active volunteer roles. At St. James and St. Olave's churches he was a very popular Cub Scout leader. As a member of the Canadian Executive Services Organization, our Dad worked in Nigeria to supervise the building of a housing development. In Colombia he shared his construction experience overseeing the building of roads and sewers. In Arctic Bay he assisted an Inuit community in constructing an airport. Since his stroke in 1990, Dad counselled and cared for stroke and palliative care patients at Toronto Western Hospital, Belmont House, and Rotary International's Laughlen Centre.
In 1997 Basil received a Volunteer Recognition Award from the Honourable Hilary WESTON, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, an award he was very proud of. One of our Dad's favourite quotes was from Yogi Berra: "There is nothing better that a man can say about his life than there is no one else he would rather be."
David and Stephen ORSINI wrote this on behalf of the 11 ORSINI children.

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ORSINI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
ORSINI, Remo
God called Remo tragically on January 21, 2005 at the age of 31. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Annalisa. Remo will be cherished by his dear daughter Siera and unborn angel baby Remo Jr. Loving parents Antonio ORSINI (Silvana) and in-laws Vittorio FRANCHI (Matilde.) Survived by brothers John and Denis (Dana). Missed by his sisters-in-law Pina (Nunzio), Joanna (Dino), also his brothers-in-law Enzo (Vicky), Frank (Maria) and Gino (Lisa). He will be held dear in the hearts of his nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many Friends. Family will receive Friends at the Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905-850-3332) on Monday from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from St. David Roman Catholic Church (2601 Major Mackenzie Dr., east of Jane St.). Entombment to follow at the Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (on Hwy. 27, south of Hwy. 7). In lieu of flowers, the ORSINI family will accept donations to the Hospital for Sick Children.

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ORSO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-04 published
SEYMOUR, Rodney J.
Passed away peacefully, at St. Michael's Hospital, on Friday, December 2, 2005, with his family at his side, at the age of 51.
Survived by his loving daughter Crystal (Stefano) DELL- ORSO, son Matthew and granddaughter Arianna. Rodney was a caring nephew to his aunt Kay FEDDERY. Rodney also leaves behind longtime friend Rebecca LEWIS. Will be sadly missed by his devoted sisters and brothers Judy (Mike), David (Sara), Doris, Sidney (Christina) and Arthur (Marjorie). Employee of Canada Post for 31 years. Family and Friends will be received at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Street (416-221-3404) on Monday, December 5, 2005 from 6 until 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of York Cemetery on Tuesday, December 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Michael's Hospital - Palliative Care Unit or the St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family.

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ORSOLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-05 published
PUPPI, Plinio
Plinio PUPPI passed away on Friday, September 2, 2005 at the age of 79. Although his illness had been quietly ravaging his body, cancer could not destroy his spirit and inner strength. Always a man of humility and great integrity, Plinio dedicated his life to his family and to his profession as a bricklaying contractor. He was deeply loved, respected and admired by family, Friends and all who worked with him. Plinio will be forever remembered and cherished by his wife Nina (ORSOLA,) his children, Isabella and her husband Slavko, Alan and his partner Diana, Harvey and his wife Jayne, and by his grandchildren, Tanya, Sara, Alex, and Aaron. He is also loved and will be missed by his siblings in Italy, Elide, Marianna and Giuseppe and their families as well as many relatives near and far. In his last days he was comforted by much love and kindness shown by all. A man of many talents and interests, Plinio had boundless energy, courage and generosity. Relatives and Friends are welcomed at Bernardo Funeral Home, 2960 Dufferin St. (two streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Tuesday, September 6 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 640 Glenholme Ave., east of Dufferin Street, at 10 a.m. Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery (on Bayview Ave. at Langstaff Rd.). Those who wish, may send flowers or a donation to a charity of their choice. Plinio's family is grateful for his life and for the many people who walked with him during his journey. We cherish his many sacrifices and thank him for his great affection and generosity. His spirit will live on in his achievements on earth and with his family.

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ORSULAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-16 published
ORSULAK, Nellie
On Monday, March 14, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital in her 88th year, after an extended illness. Beloved mother of Marjorie BURTNICK (husband Dan) and Ronald. Cherished and much loved Baba (grandmother) of Adrienne, Jim, David (and his wife Sarah BROOKS,) Paul, Robin, Regan, Nicole; great-grandmother of eight. Loving sister of Mary JOYCE, Anne HOLOWATY, Agnes MAGNAN, Joan McCARTHY, Nick KALO and Mike PUKALO. Predeceased by brothers John, William, Peter and Fred PUKALO. Special Thanks to the many caregivers for their kindness and compassionate care during her hospitalization. Visitation at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd., on Thursday, March 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, March 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. with Panachyda (prayer services) at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church (corner of Broadview and Bain) at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 19. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or the Renovation Fund of Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 515 Broadview Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M4K 2N6.

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