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OSMAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-16 published
FESIAK, Stefania
Peacefully on August 14, 2005 in Hamilton. Predeceased by her husband Stefan, brother Eugene, and sisters Nadia and Daria. Dear aunt of Nadia WASCHUK and her family Astrid WILLIAMSON and her family, and Andrew DMYTRIW and his family. Also survived by nephews Chris, Ihor, Lubomyr, and Rostislaw, and niece Oksana DMYTRUK in Edmonton, and also cousin Luba OSMAK and her family in Toronto. Resting at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. with Panachyda at 7 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday 9: 45 a.m. then to St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church (LaRose Avenue) for Divine Liturgy at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington, Ontario. Online condolences at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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OSMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-10 published
An 'unbelievable' loss
Families try to cope with gun slayings of two young men
Summer weekend began with a wedding and ended in death
By Henry STANCU and Patrick EVANS, Staff Reporters
More than 1,000 people are expected at an Etobicoke mosque this morning to mourn the deaths of two young men killed early Monday and to pray for Toronto's gun violence to end.
Loyan Ahmed GILAO, 23, and Ali Mohamud ALI, 19, will be honoured in a 9 a.m. service at the Khalid Bin Al Waliid mosque on Bethridge Rd. near Kipling Ave.
Last night, throngs of people visited, telephoned and emailed the two Friends' families in Etobicoke and Richmond Hill.
Mohamed GILAO, a prominent member of the Somali community in Toronto, described his son's death as "unbelievable" and the outpouring of condolences as "overwhelming."
"Every week, we had set aside one day to communicate as father and son, but lately Loyan has been busy; we didn't have that opportunity in the seven days before he died. That's the sad part," he said, weeping.
"My wife (Ayan OSMAN) is very strong for me and we are leaning on each other."
GILAO, a third-year York University commerce student, and ALI were celebrating with a group of Friends Sunday, the day after serving in the wedding party at a friend's marriage.
The two were gunned down after a night out at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Sherbourne St. They were with a group of six to seven men, standing at the corner of Homewood Ave. and Maitland Place after leaving the nightclub.
A man walked toward them on Homewood and, without any words, pulled out a handgun and fired several times toward the group, police said.
ALI died from a gunshot wound to the head and GILAO died from a gunshot wound to the chest, an autopsy showed yesterday.
GILAO had been planning to announce his engagement to his girlfriend Zainab ALI in the coming months.
The elder GILAO, who has travelled several times on peace missions to his homeland, is a respected figure in both the Somali community and across Greater Toronto.
He was praised as a major "touchstone" in a community that transcends culture, religion and politics. Friends said the elder GILAO was given the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award two years ago and honoured with a Young Men's Christian Association Peace Medallion for helping people in his adopted community and homeland.
The couple, who immigrated to Canada from Somalia in 1990, have four daughters, 8 to 20.
In Richmond Hill, ALI's grieving family received relatives and Friends at their house. ALI's uncle, Ahmed JAMA, said that since Monday as many as 500 people had come to pay their respects.
About two dozen mourners stood outside the home last night, talking in small groups and keeping a quiet watch on ALI's father, mother and three sisters. Visitors pulled up in a steady stream of cars. Neighbours came on foot.
ALI's father, Mahamud JAMA, said his son moved to Vancouver eight months ago to chase his dreams. He said ALI dreamed big, with all the energy and optimism of a 19-year-old man who had just begun to make his way in the world.
"He had a lot of ambitions," JAMA said. "He was planning to open a business, his own trucking company. He would say, 'Dad, this is what I'm planning. I know I need to work hard.'"
JAMA said ALI came back two weeks ago for the wedding.
He made a full vacation out of his Toronto visit, arriving just in time for Caribana two weekends ago, spending time with his family and attending the wedding on Friday. JAMA said ALI's holiday was almost over when he was killed. "He had a rental car due Monday."
JAMA said his son wasn't involved in any gang or criminal activity. "My kid has never been with any gang," he said. "He was not violent. He had no record with the police."
The gun violence in Toronto has cost JAMA his only son, and he's furious about it.
"Get rid of the thugs who are killing innocents," he said. "We are grieving now. Every day another family is grieving. The city has to clear this sort of thing up. We have to get rid of these guns."
ALI was born 19 years ago in Hargeisa, Somalia. His family came to Canada when he was 2.
Police are seeking a man in his 20s, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet and 150 to 160 pounds, with black braids and a goatee. He was wearing jeans, a black T-shirt and a blue do-rag.

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OSMAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
WEBSTER, Gordon A.
Died peacefully at The Pines Long Term Care Residence in Bracebridge on August 29th, 2005 in his 87th year. Beloved husband for 62 years of Marguerite WEBSTER of Bracebridge. Dear father of Kathrine ROBERTSON (Kenneth), Ann OSMAR (Terry), Gwen BRYANT, Peter (Karen) and Keith (Gayle). Loving grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 2. Gordon was born in Eston, Saskatchewan in 1919. son of the late Allan and Emily WEBSTER. Brother of the late Freeman and Louise CATHERWOOD. He moved to Marie, Prince Edward Island in 1930, joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 as a flight sergeant. In 1943 married Marguerite CARR in St. George's United Church in Toronto. He was stationed in Moncton and then Goose Bay Labrador till the end of the War. Returned to Toronto, obtaining his chartered accountant degree (C.A.) from Queen's University. Moving to Thornhill, he became chief Accountant for Ontario Department of Highways and then Controller for Ontario Department of Labour, retiring from there in 1984. He was a member of Thornhill and Bracebridge United Churches. He loved fishing, bridge and was a member of South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club. Cremation has taken place. As your expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka. Arrangements entrusted to the Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel" in Bracebridge.

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OSMOND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-28 published
OSMOND, Bernie (formerly LETCHER, née CRIM)
Peacefully at her residence, on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005, Bernie Letcher (née CRIM) OSMOND of London in her 68th year. Wife of the late Austin LETCHER. Beloved mother of Austin (Cathy) LETCHER, Donald (Denise) LETCHER, and Patricia LETCHER. Loving grandmother of Austin IV and Michael. Dear sister of Marie, Annie, Don and Kathy, Mel and Linda, Bill and Jean, Bea, and Bert. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers-in-law, George GADBOIS, Ernie CLARKSON, Gordon MADILL and Gord CRAWFORD. Family and Friends will be received at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Friday, January 28th, 2005 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. There will be no funeral service. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bernie are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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OSMOND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-03 published
CHARLTON, Jaunita " Nita" (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 Jaunita (Nita) (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) CHARLTON of Parkhill, Ontario in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late George CHARLTON (1998.) Dear sister and sister-in-law of Nettie OSMOND of Ilderton, Art and Frieda STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Ilderton, Gwen MILES of Ailsa Craig, Eileen CROWE of London, June STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Sarnia, Pat STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Ilderton and Colin BAILEY of Hyde Park. Predeceased by sister Margaret BAILEY and brothers and sister-in-law Jim STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Glen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Helena STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, John STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Pete STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and brothers-in-law Ernie MILES and Charles OSMOND. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where the funeral service will be held on Friday, February 4 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment Nairn Cemetery. Visitation 2 hours prior to the service (12 noon-2 p.m.). Donations to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Jaunita CHARLTON.

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

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OSMOND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-16 published
HOWSON, Lillie (née LAWRENCE)
Of Saint Thomas, on Monday, November 14, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles Gerald " Gerry" HOWSON and loved mother of Ed and his wife Shirley HOWSON of Kingston. Dear sister of Marion WIELAND of Peterborough, Shirley JOHNSON of London, Eleanor and her husband Harry SMITH of R.R.#4, Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a sister Jean PEIRCE (1996) and by her brother-in-law Marsh JOHNSON. Loved grandmother of Jennifer and her husband George OSMOND and David and his wife Christine HOWSON, all of Kingston and great-grandmother of Brendan, Sydney, Meaghan, Lauren, Breanna and Aiden. Dear aunt of Pat WIELAND and Terry WIELAND, Howard JOHNSON, Anne GREENWELL, Lynn WELCH, Lisa WAITE and the late Scott SMITH. Sadly missed by a number of great nieces and nephews. Lillie was born in Alberta on March 3, 1911, the daughter of the late Edgar and Sarah PERRY) LAWRENCE. She was a member of Central United Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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OSMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-04 published
CAMPBELL, Eric Hugh
Eric Hugh CAMPBELL died peacefully on December 30, age 95, at "Braeburn", his cherished family home for the past 45 years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Phyllis May (MOODIE) and is survived by his five children and their spouses (Christopher/Gay, Tony/Alison, John/ Bridget, Nigel/Judy, Elizabeth/John) as well as by his much-loved 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is remembered by a host of loving Friends and especially Barbara CAMPBELL and Isabel MERSEL.
A very proud Canadian, he was born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1909 of Scottish, Yorkshire and German ancestry. He deeply loved his native land and returned to it several times over the years while his schooling, career and choices for his young family took him to Dollar Academy near Edinburgh, Scotland; La Paz, Bolivia Ottawa, Canada; San Salvador, El Salvador; and finally to Hudson Heights, Quebec.
He considered himself fortunate to have had an opportunity to build an unequalled 70 year career in the Canadian and international public utility industry, starting with Bolivian Power Company/ Montreal Engineering in 1935, followed by the Gatineau Power Company of Ottawa, and then the Canadian International Power Company of Montreal. C.I.P. was an international public utility holding company in which he rose to be President and Director not only of it but also of several of its subsidiaries including the Monterey Railway, Light and Power Company, Mexico, Compania Alumbrado Electrico de San Salvador, Energia Electrica de Venezuela, and the Barbados Light and Power Company (of which he was chairman for 25 years, retiring at the age of 88 and continuing as an emeritus until his death).
A funeral service and interment will be held at 1: 30 p.m., Saturday, January 15 at St James' Church, 640 Main Road, Hudson Heights, Quebec followed by a reception for Friends and family in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Victorian Order of Nurses would be particularly appreciated (Victorian Order of Nurses, 98 Cameron Avenue, Hudson, Québec, J0P 1H0).
The family wishes to express deepest appreciation to members of their father's wonderful care team, with special thanks to Mrs. Violeta VALIENTES and her family, Effie OSMOND, Dr. Ron HRYNIOWSKI and Victorian Order of Nurses nurse Ann SULLIVAN.

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OSMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
MAYER, Tibor
Passed away suddenly on February 17, 2005, in Brampton, at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Ilona for 50 years. Father of Christine and her husband Paul OSMOND, Zoltan, and Peter and his wife Terri. Proud Grandpa of Michelle, David, Andrea and Jessika. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy.10), Brampton, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Peel Memorial Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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OSMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
OSMOND, Leslie Morrison " Les"
Peacefully at his home in his 70th year. Les, father of Karen, Anne, Lee and David and grandfather to Candice, Zachary, and Tyler. At Les' request, there will be no funeral service. His cremated remains will rest in Glen Oaks Cemetery, Oakville. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of your choice.

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OSMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
HENNESSEY, Jean
After a lengthy illness, at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site on Monday, June 6, 2005, in her 85th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband William. Loving mother of Sandra, Marie and Brian. Dear grandma of Kayla and Kesley. Sister of Pearl OSMOND of Grand Falls, Newfoundland. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. A Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery.

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OSMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-04 published
ROBERTS, Marion R.
Suddenly on Friday, July 1, 2005 in her 88th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Al ROBERTS of Keswick. Loving mother of Carolyn and the late Heather. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Joshua, Kelly and Danielle and great-grandmother of Jake and Janis. Dear foster mother of Joanne HAYWARD. Loving sister of Dora NEWTON, Grace McMILLAN and Arthur OSMOND. Marion will be sadly missed by many Friends and relatives. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Monday 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Margaret's in the Pines Cemetery, Scarborough. If desired, donations made to Southlake Regional Health Centre or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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OSMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-11 published
OSMOND, Marie
Passed away suddenly, but peacefully in her 92nd year, surrounded by family and Friends on September 10, 2005. Marie's generosity and compassion for others was reflected by her 25 years as a dedicated volunteer for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Cancer Society and her annual Terry Fox Walk. Loving sister of Winnie, Gordon and his wife Mary, and Grace. She will be sadly missed and remembered by her many nieces, nephews, and Friends. Marie's zest for life was an inspiration to all who knew her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave., (atHoward Park) from 6-8 p.m. on Monday. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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OSMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
WILSON, Laura Mina Kathleen (née McCLINCHY)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto on December 10, 2005 at the age of 74, with family at her side. Beloved wife of Duncan for 50 beautiful years. Loving mother of John, Janet (James) OSMOND, and Laura (Bruce) DUFFY. Proud and loving Nanny to Ryan, Matthew, Kelsey and Taylor and Great Grandma to Cody. Lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law Doris LISCUMB (Toronto) and Barbara McCLINCHY (Florida.) Sadly missed by nieces Laurie LISCUMB (and daughter Heather) (Toronto,) Valerie GILLIGAN (California,) Patricia MATSUO (Washington) and nephew Andrew McPHERSON (California.) A private family service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel. Donations in Laura's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1. "Fifty years ago an angel landed on my shoulder"

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OSMUN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-24 published
HERI, Alex Sr.
The family of the late Alex HERI Sr. wish to express our sincere thanks to neighbours, Friends and relatives for so many acts of kindness during our unexpected loss of a loving husband and father. Thank you to the Middlesex Emergency Medical Services, the staff at Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital, Dr. OSMUN and to the nurses in the Intensive Care Unit for their tender care giving. Thank you to our family doctor, David CROWLEY, to Dr. GOMES and to nurse Bev. Thank you Dan at CDS Pharmacy and Jennifer at Strathroy Clinic Pharmacy. A special thanks to Neil ELLIOT/ELLIOTT for his efficient and kind services and to the entire staff at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home for the special funeral. To all of you involved in the service, Reverend Arthur HAMBLETON, Rev. Ferenc SZAPMARI, Connie GOUGH for the organ music, the pallbearers, the honorary pallbearers, the flower bearers and all who helped with the luncheon, we thank you deeply. To my good Friends Irene, Stacey, Ann, Steve and Elizabeth, thank you for all your help. All of the sympathy cards, visits to the funeral home, the beautiful flower tributes and donations made to the Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital Intensive Care Unit, to the Middlesex-Elgin Victorian Order of Nurses and to the Diabetes Association were greatly appreciated. Our family has been deeply touched by you all and we have especially appreciated the prayers and support of Living Waters Assembly (Komoka). May God bless you. Pearl, Joe and Alex Jr.

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OSMUND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
OSMUND, Anthony Robert " Tony"
son of Alvaro and Gertrude OSMUND, brother of Michael, all of whom predeceased him. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2nd, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Visitation will take place at Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. East (between Warden and Pharmacy) on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Annunciation Catholic Church (Victoria Park south of Ellesmere) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 6th, 2005. Cremation.

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