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PHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-20 published
HATHAZI, Janos " John"
Peacefully, on Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Ethel for 54 years. Loving father of John and his wife Martine, and Cathy PHEE and her husband Brent. Adored grandpa of Jack and Carter. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 12 noon on Monday, March 21, 2005 until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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PHELAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-14 published
BEERNINK, Diny (née VANOS)
Peacefully at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, January 13, 2005 in her 72nd year, Diny (VANOS) BEERNINK of Arkona. Beloved wife of Harry. Loving mother of Jerry (Bev) BEERNINK, Debbie (Grant) CAMPBELL, Julie BURCH (John PHELAN), Cindy (Pete) AARTS, and Roger (Marilyn) BEERNINK. Cherished grandmother of Jamie (Jennifer), Ryan, Deborah, Chris, Jeb, Mike, Tim, Cam, Charlie, Jay, Jennifer, Kelly, Bonita and great-grandmother to Madison and Zachary. Dearly missed by siblings Bill, Pete, John, Harry, Ted, Anny and Nancy. Predeceased by parents John and Hendrika VANOS, brothers Tony and Martin. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church, 68 Union Street, Forest on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 14, 2005 at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Arkona Cemetery with Fr. David RANKIN officiating. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Building Fund greatly appreciated.

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PHELAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-08 published
PHELAN, Michael
In loving memory of a dear father, Michael, who passed away August 8th, 1981.
Today is remembered and quietly kept,
No need for words, we will never forget,
Deep in our hearts you will always stay,
Loved and remembered every day.
Forever in our hearts, Claire and Liz.

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PHELAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-09 published
VAN DE WEGHE, Roger
At Bluewater Health Norman Street Site, Sarnia on Thursday, September 8, 2005, Roger VAN DE WEGHE, age 75 of Sarnia. Roger was a founding member of the Sarnia Skyview Aircraft Association. Flying was his life and his passion. He was the owner of Lambton Awning and Canvas for many years. Beloved husband of Sylvia Mae (HODGINS) VAN DE WEGHE. Loved father of Ron (Karen) VAN DE WEGHE, Sarnia, Karen (Jim) GOULD, Petrolia, Doug (Pam) VAN DE WEGHE, Sarnia and step father of Steven (Laureen) MAWHINNEY, Thunder Bay. Dear grandfather of Michael VAN DE WEGHE, Craig VAN DE WEGHE, Brianna (Ewan) PHELAN, Ryan GOULD, Nicole GOULD, Crystal and Cashmere HEIMBECKER, Amy and Becka MAWHINNEY. Predeceased by his parents Leon and Adrienne VAN DE WEGHE. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, London Line, Sarnia on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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PHELAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-10 published
VAN DE WEGHE, Roger
At Bluewater Health Norman Street Site, Sarnia on Thursday, September 8, 2005, Roger VAN DE WEGHE, age 75 of Sarnia. Roger was a founding member of the Sarnia Skyview Aircraft Association. Flying was his life and his passion. He was the owner of Lambton Awning and Canvas for many years. Beloved husband of Sylvia Mae (HODGINS) VAN DE WEGHE. Loved father of Ron (Karen) VAN DE WEGHE, Sarnia, Karen (Jim) GOULD, Petrolia, Doug (Pam) VAN DE WEGHE, Sarnia and step father of Steven (Laureen) MAWHINNEY, Thunder Bay. Dear grandfather of Michael VAN DE WEGHE, Craig VAN DE WEGHE, Brianna (Ewan) PHELAN, Jason VALLIERE, Ryan GOULD, Nicole GOULD, Crystal and Cashmere HEIMBECKER, Amy and Becka MAWHINNEY. Predeceased by his parents Leon and Adrienne VAN DE WEGHE. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, London Line, Sarnia on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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PHELAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-04 published
McGOWN, Dr. Kirby Lee
After a fierce battle with cancer "Lee" died peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, Marilyn, at his home in the beautiful Blueridge Mountains of Virginia, on January 31st, 2005. Born in Clarksvillle, Tennessee November 19th, 1943 and raised in Beaumont, Texas, Lee served in the United States Marine Corps. After his honorable discharge from the corps, Lee went on to earn his doctorate degree in business, and subsequently moved to Montreal, taking on the position of Professor of Marketing at Concordia University. In 2001, Lee retired and wanting to once again get south of the Mason-Dixon Line, returned to the United States to take up residency in the state of Virginia, home of his greatest hero General Robert E. Lee.
Lee was a serious history buff, a lover of the great outdoors, an avid traveller, and enjoyed life to the fullest. He will be dearly missed by his wife Marilyn McGOWN of Nellysford, Virginia, daughter Hilary McGOWN of Toronto, Ontario, sister Kathleen PHELAN of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, nephews Grant PHELAN of Naples, Florida and Adam PHELAN of Atlanta, Georgia.
True to his wishes, following a simple family graveside ceremony, Lee will be laid to rest at the McGown family cemetery in San Augustine, Texas on February 4th -- "home at last".
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca or 1-888-939-3333 would greatly honor his memory and hopefully be of benefit to others facing cancer.

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PHELAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-20 published
PHELAN, Claude, B.A.Sc., Prof. Eng.
It is with sadness that the family announces the death, after a long and fulfilling life, of Claude PHELAN, on August 14. Claude leaves his dear wife of 56 years, Phyllis (née BRITTEN,) and three daughters: Nancy-Ann (James SHAY/SHEA) of Boston, Deborah (Charles STOODY) of North Vancouver, and Kerry (Louis O'DEA) of Boston, 10 wonderful grandchildren, and his sister Patricia RUDD of Collingwood, Ontario.
Claude was born in Toronto on October 19, 1924, and grew up on Centre Island. He served overseas in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a navigator after attending St. Michael's College and graduating from the University of Toronto. His career as a petroleum exploration geologist took him around the world. After starting out with Shell Oil in Calgary and Regina, he transferred to Chevron of California and the family lived in Trinidad, Bolivia, Florida, Colombia, California, and Libya. Claude then worked with the World Bank in Ethiopia and Switzerland, finally retiring in West Vancouver.
His thirst for knowledge and his love of life and family will not be forgotten. A private family ceremony was held and his ashes scattered at sea.
The family wishes to thank the Palliative Care team at Lions Gate Hospital for their dedication in his last days.

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PHELAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
SLATTERY, John McCurley
Peacefully, with his family by his side at Scarborough Grace Hospital, on Thursday, January 6th, 2005. John, beloved husband of the late Phyllis Marie DAVIEAU. Loving father of Carolyn MULLROONEY, Susan McGRATH (Brendan), Patricia GRIFFIN (Brian), Maureen PELLETIER (Brian) and John (Barbara). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Kathryn, Thomas, John and Mark MULLROONEY, Jeffrey (Paula,) Steven and Robert McGRATH, David, Carolyn and Jennifer GRIFFIN, Michael, David, John, Victor and Louise PELLETIER, Kevin, James and Andrea SLATTERY. Dear brother of Mary PHELAN, Ralph SLATTERY and the late Janet RIKER. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick, 5633 Highway 7 (east of McCowan), Markham on Monday at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow in the church hall. Cremation.

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PHELAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
CAIRNS, Muriel Elizabeth (KNEESHAW)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Friday, March 11, 2005. Muriel (KNEESHAW) of Bradford, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley CAIRNS. Dear mother of Keith (Linda) of Georgetown, Carl (Josie) of Corbeil, Joan (Alex SCHEIBLI) of Markham and Joyce (Paul) PHELAN of Wasaga Beach. Predeceased by her brother Gordon (late Lillian) KNEESHAW. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Road, Bradford for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Lathangue Chapel on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment at Saint John's Cemetery, Coulson's Hill. Donations to the Cardiac Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, Newmarket would be appreciated.

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PHELAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-05 published
COGDALE, William James " Jim"
Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005 at Centenary Hospital in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Helen (STEMP.) Loving father to Betty and her husband John WESSEL, Bonnie and her late husband John BOYD and Doug and his wife Wendy. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Cindy and Mike BOYD, Katie WESSEL, Carrie, Kimberly and Michelle COGDALE and his great grand_son Sean. Fondly remembered by brother-in-law Jean HARGREAVES, Harry STEMP, Barb PHELAN and Barry and Shirley STEMP. A Memorial Service will be held at Pine Hills Cemetery Chapel, 625 Birchmount Rd., Toronto (416)-267-8229 at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday August 13, 2005. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Salvation Army would be appreciated.

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PHELAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-12 published
TERSIGNI, Giuseppina Josie (CAMPEA)
At the Guelph General Hospital, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, September 10, 2005. Giuseppina Josie (CAMPEA) TERSIGNI, in her 89th year, dearly loved wife of Luciano TERSIGNI. Loving mother of Mario "Sandy" and his wife Brenda of Richmond Hill, Tony and his wife Lida of Sora, Italy, Anna and her husband Michael PHELAN, and Eda and her husband Jim ROBINSON, all of Guelph. Carissima Nonna to Laura, Danielle, Debora, and Noemi. Dear sister of the late Loreto, Antonio, and Luigi CAMPEA, and the late Pia and Mena (September 9, 2005). Dear sister-in-law of Luigetta CAMPEA of Toronto. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Special friend to Pearl ROBINSON of Guelph. Giuseppina joined her husband in Canada with her two young sons in 1951, from her home town Pescosolido, Frosinone, Italia, and adopted Canada as her homeland. In 1964, after the birth of her two daughters, Josie spent the next 20 years working at St. Joseph's Hospital and Home, she was known for her strong work ethic, and Italian spirit. Giuseppina depended on the love of family, a strong faith in God, and affection for animals, as her key to Heaven (La Chiave Del Paradiso). Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where family will receive Friends on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 98 Alice Street, Guelph, on Wednesday, September 14, at 10: 00 a.m. Entombment Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery. A Vigil for Josie will take place on Tuesday at 8: 00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Martyrs' Shrine, or St. Anthony of Padua Mission Aid would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home, 519-822-4731, or send condolences to the family at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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PHELEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
WILLER, Violet I. (JONES)
Violet I. (JONES) formerly of West Bothwell, passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Friday, April 8, 2005 at the age of 83. Born in Orford Twp., daughter of the late Orval and Bertha (FORD) JONES. Beloved wife of the late Charles David WILLER (1994.) Loving mother of Sandra BREARLEY of R.R.#3, Bothwell, Ronald and Carroll WILLER of London. Loving grandmother and greatgrandmother of Jill and Jeff PHELEN and their daughter Brook-lyn of Blenheim, David and Tanya WILLER and their son Sydney of Toronto, Christopher WILLER and fiancé Janice of British Columbia. Dear sister of Shirley JONES of London. Sadly missed by a sister-in-law Helen JONES of Cambridge. Also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Clarence JONES (1973.) The WILLER family will receive Friends at the Bader and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Reverend Alex GRAY/GREY officiating. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Bothwell Baptist Church or the charity of one's choice. A tree will be planted in Memory of Violet WILLER in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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PHELEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
WILLER, Violet I. (née JONES)
Violet I. (JONES) formerly of West Bothwell, passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Friday, April 8, 2005 at the age of 83. Born in Orford Twp., daughter of the late Orval and Bertha (FORD) JONES. Beloved wife of the late Charles David WILLER (1994.) Loving mother of Sandra BREARLEY of R.R.#3, Bothwell, Ronald and Carroll WILLER of London. Loving grandmother and greatgrandmother of Jill and Jeff PHELEN and their daughter Brook-lyn of Blenheim, David and Tanya WILLER and their daughter Sydney of Toronto, Christopher WILLER and fiancé Janice of British Columbia. Dear sister of Shirley JONES of London. Sadly missed by a sister-in-law Helen JONES of Cambridge. Also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Clarence JONES (1973.) The WILLER family will receive Friends at the Bader and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, April 11th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Alex GRAY/GREY officiating. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Bothwell Baptist Church or the charity of one's choice. A tree will be planted in Memory of Violet WILLER in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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PHELPS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-26 published
PHELPS, Robert James
With family members at his side, Bob passed away peacefully on January 26, 2005. Bob faced his final days a he had led his entire life with dignity, grace and elegance. he was a true gentleman. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, March 27, 1919, he spent his formative years in London, England. During World War 2 he served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a lieutenant. At the War's end, Bob and his great Friends Denis DAINES and Leonard "Wick" Wickens set out to find fame and fortune in Montreal. On August 9, 1947 he swept down to Westbury, Long Island, the home of his sister Louise, to marry the love of his life Renee GOODING, a very attractive nurse he had courted and fallen in love with in London. The newlyweds set off on their 58 year storybook journey in Montreal, where Bob established a career in the Heavy Construction Equipment industry, and daughter Patricia (Pip) was born. Advancements in Bob's career took the family across Southern Ontario - Chatham were son Clifton and daughter Zoë were born, Oakville and finally London in 1960. Shortly after he retired in 1988, Bob and Renee moved to the West Coast to be closer to their children and grandchild who were now living in Vancouver.
Bob will be remembered for his devotion to family, zest for life and wonderful sense of humor. Holiday gatherings were very special to him. he was a charming host and his creative gift giving and special breakfasts are legendary. And of course his music - he was a jazz aficionado and a splendid dancer. Bob was predeceased by his brother Walter "Wag" PHELPS and will be remembered with great love and affection by his beloved wife Renee, his children Patricia, Clifton (Anita) and Zoë (Wayne), grandchildren Emily, Devon, Mackenzie, Jamie and Graydon, his sister Louise SIMONSON, nieces and nephews and many Friends around the world. Bob, Daddy, Grampie... Happy Trails. The family wishes to extend a warm thank you to Dr. Will JOHNSTON, his associates and Dr. Ewa WAJTOWSKA for their care, compassion and Friendship. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to: The Ratanak Foundation, Box 521, 3495 Cambie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4R3.

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PHELPS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
STONE, Evelyn Nellie
Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home on April 16th, 2005, Mrs. Evelyn Nellie STONE of London in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late William John STONE. Loving mother of Shirley (Andy) FOUHSE, Marilyn (the late Keith) THRENDYLE, Donna (Hilliard) GLEN and Gary (Barbara) STONE, all of London. Dear sister of Charles Ray. Predecesed by her sisters Margaret WOOD, Stella PHELPS and Lorraine RICKEY. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 32 greatgrandchildren and 21 great-greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, on Tuesday April 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the service will be conducted on Wednesday April 20th, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Greg SMITH officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Parkinson Foundation or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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PHELPS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-20 published
SHOULTS, David Kent
Peacefully at University Hospital, on Saturday, April 16, 2005. David Kent SHOULTS of London, and formerly of Ingersoll, Ontario, in his 65th year. Born in New Brunswick, 1940, raised in Ingersoll. Loving uncle of Edie KOBUS of Tillsonburg and brother to Mervyn of North Bay. True friend of Tammy Lynn WILLIAMS, Edward PHELPS, Andre EASTABROOK, Jeff HALL of London and many others. Kent was a widely known dealer and restorer of antique lighting and brass, as well as antiques generally and of classic autos. He did much to save and preserve the history of Ingersoll. His business career started in 1962 and lasted until near the very end, when his tired soul was called home. As the remains have been donated for scientific purposes to the University of Western Ontario Medical facilities, a further announcement of a memorial gathering will be made later. We would like to open up a "Book of Memories". Written items for the book can be sent to Ed PHELPS, 279 Wortley Rd, London, Ontario N6C 3R3. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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PHELPS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-28 published
RICHARDSON, Wm. John
Peacefully at Extendicare Nursing Home, London on Sunday, November 27, 2005. Wm. John RICHARDSON formerly of Wallacetown in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Catherine (STEVENSON) RICHARDSON (1996.) Loved father of Steven and Areen RICHARDSON of Saskatoon, Janice PHELPS and James VOLLMER of London, Joanne and Barry WILKINSON of Barrie. Loved grandfather of Rob and Silvia RICHARDSON of Calgary, Ethan and Andrea RICHARDSON of Saskatoon, Ryan and Zoe PHELPS of Kempville, Beccianna PHELPS of London, Bill WILKINSON of Japan, Brad WILKINSON of Barrie. Great grandfather of Tyler, Tia and Jonah. Loved brother of Gladys GALLOP of Parkhill. Predeceased by a sister Lena RICHARDSON and a brother Roy RICHARDSON. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Tyrconnell Cemetery. Donations to the Parkinson Foundation or the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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PHELPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-26 published
PHELPS, Robert James
With family members at his side, Bob passed away peacefully on January 26, 2005. Bob faced his final days as he had led his entire life with dignity, grace and elegance. He was a true gentleman. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, March 27, 1919, he spent his formative years in London, England. During World War 2, he served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a lieutenant. At the War's end Bob and his great Friends Denis DAINES and Leonard "Wick" WICKENS set out to find fame and fortune in Montreal.
On August 9, 1947 he swept down to Westbury, Long Island, the home of his sister Louise, to marry the love of his life, Renee GOODING, a very attractive nurse he had courted and fallen in love with in London. The newlyweds set off on their 58 year storybook journey in Montreal, where Bob established a career in the Heavy Construction Equipment industry, and daughter Patricia (Pip) was born. Advancements in Bob's career took the family across Southern Ontario - Chatham where son Clifton and daughter Zoë were born, Oakville and finally London in 1960. Shortly after he retired in 1988 Bob and Renee moved to the West Coast to be closer to their children and grandchild who were now living in Vancouver.
Bob will be remembered for his devotion to family, zest for life and wonderful sense of humour. Holiday gatherings were very special to him. He was a charming host and his creative gift giving and special breakfasts are legendary. And of course his music - he was a jazz aficionado and a splendid dancer.
Bob was predeceased by his brother Walter "Wag" PHELPS and will be remembered with great love and affection by his beloved wife Renee, his children Patricia, Clifton (Anita) and Zoë (Wayne), grandchildren Emily, Devon, Mackenzie, Jamie and Graydon, his sister Louise SIMONSON, nieces and nephews and many Friends around the world. Bob, Daddy, Grampie.... Happy Trails.
The family wishes to extend a warm thank you to Dr. Will Johnston, his associates, and Dr. Ewa Wajtowska for their care, compassion and Friendship. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to: The Ratanak Foundation, Box 521, 3495 Cambie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4R3.

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PHELPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-01 published
PHELPS, Rini (née VAN DE ROER)
Rini PHELPS passed away peacefully at the age of 85 years on Sunday, August 28th at Victoria General Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur in 2001, her parents Everett and Hendrina, her two brothers, Cornelius and Everett. She will be remembered and loved by her children Michael (Joy), Stephen (Valerie), John (John), Maria, Monica; grandchildren Erica (John), Julia (Wylie), Lindsay; great grandchild Owen who she had the pleasure of holding for the first time a month ago. Rini is also survived by her in-laws Monica HAYNES, Lillian PHELPS, Doug BELLISLE; nieces and nephews in Holland, France and Canada. She also leaves a much beloved canine companion Katie Kate. Rini was born May 22, 1920 in Rotterdam, Holland. During the war years, she was the sole provider for her father as her brothers were interred in labour camps. Mom met our father, a Canadian solider, in 1945. After being demobilized in Canada, Dad returned to Holland in 1946 to marry Mom. They started a family in Montreal and moved to Winnipeg in 1961. Rini had a keen intelligence (speaking four languages), a strong character with a great sense of humour. Mom was greatly loved by her family and will be missed. Special thanks to all the staff on the 4th floor at Victoria General Hospital and St. Boniface Hospital for their dedicated care to her. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at Thomson 'In the Park' Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Victoria General Hospital, 2340 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2E8 or University of Manitoba Advancement Services, 179 Continuing Education Complex, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

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PHELPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-07 published
E.G.F. "Ted" SWEET
By Doug SWEET, Wednesday, September 7, 2005, Page A26
Mechanical engineer, inventor, pipe organist, husband, father, grandfather. Born June 3, 1924, in Brantford, Ontario Died March 22 in Burlington, Ontario, of complications from Alzheimer's disease, aged 80.
Rev. Don PARSONS glanced up in the middle of his graveside prayer. A four-engined, Second World War-vintage bomber droned loudly overhead. He paused.
"It's not everyone who gets a fly-past," he said quietly.
Indeed not. And although Ted would have preferred to hear a steam locomotive whistle as it chuffed along the tracks below the old Hamilton Cemetery on August 20, the heavy Lancaster would certainly do.
Something old, something mechanical, something big and solid. These were all qualities Ted appreciated.
A graduate of Brantford Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto (where he joined the student air corps during the latter part of the war,) Ted was the only child of George SWEET and Muriel PHELPS. He began his own family in Brantford when he married Peggy DOWIE, a teacher who hailed from Grimsby, Ontario, in 1952. As chief engineer at the old Brantford Coach and Body truck-building firm, Ted was instrumental in the design and development of the upside-down pyramid style of sand spreader that is now a ubiquitous winter sight across the colder parts of North America.
After the company was sold in the early 1960s, he moved, with his wife and two children, Doug and Marnie, to Fergus, Ontario, where he worked for Beatty Bros., the large agricultural implement and appliance manufacturer. Tempted by the chance to participate in some pure engineering research, he moved in 1963 to Kingston, Ontario, to join a small team affiliated with Queen's University dedicated to the development of a "free-piston" engine. The loss of a grant for the project prompted yet another family move, this time to Ottawa, where Ted joined the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Here, he helped design the massive Centennial caravan trucks that criss-crossed Canada in 1967.
But government wasn't Ted's cup of tea. He moved to Peterborough, Ontario, in 1966, where he joined De Laval, a division of the massive Swedish Alfa Laval company. Here, Ted worked in both engineering and sales capacities. After a move in the mid-1970s to the Oakville-Burlington area, a variety of other sales and engineering jobs followed. But by the mid-1980s, the early symptoms of the inexorable disease that would ultimately claim him began to make their presence felt and Ted retired to enjoy a bit of travel, some cycling and playing bridge for as long as he could.
An accomplished pianist and pipe organist, who filled in for vacationing organists at United Churches in Fergus and Peterborough, Ted adored the mathematical precision of Bach. Here, his ingenuity found another application. Unable to install a full pipe organ at home, he managed to rig an ancient pedal board to an old-fashioned pump-organ and employed a vintage Electrolux vacuum cleaner for suction. His dream of adding a second keyboard was, alas, unfulfilled.
Other inventions included an ingenious one-piece screwdriver built in such a way as to let you apply tremendous torque to a recalcitrant screw. Enough torque to break the screw, he discovered more than once. But the screwdriver, like everything else he built, was solid. It was later marketed as the Dura Drive.
We buried his ashes in an old family plot, next to his great-grandfather, Edmund Edmonds SWEET, a Methodist minister born in England in 1812. The old grey granite stone had stood for more than 120 years before being buffed and engraved once again. Solid as ever.
Doug SWEET is Ted's son.

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PHELPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
ROGERS, Shirley June
Peacefully in Hamilton on Sunday, June 26, 2005 in her 79th year. Dearly loved wife of the late William ROGERS of Keswick. Loving mother of Robert, Donald, Richard, James, Heather and Roy. Sadly missed by her 8 grandchildren. Loving sister of Marilyn PHELPS. Very close friend and companion of Patrick CASWELL. Shirley will be greatly missed by many Friends and relatives. Funeral service from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick 1-888-884-4486 on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends from 1: 00 p.m. until time of service. Cremation. If desired, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PHELPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-06 published
PHELPS, Jack
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Drive Site, on Thursday, August 4, 2005, Jack PHELPS of Bobcaygeon, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Fran PHELPS. Loving father of Jane (Barrie) CAMPBELL and Gail (Bill) THIBADEAU, all of Bobcaygeon. Dear Papa of Julie, Erin, Hillary and Whitney. Brother of Jim (Joyce) PHELPS of St. Catharines. Jack was an avid golfer with family and Friends. He was the retired building inspector and superintendent of water and sewers for the town of Bobcaygeon for 25 years. He was also the proud owner of Stonyhurst Motel for 39 years. Family and Friends will be received at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (1-866-393-0063) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. There will be a celebration of Jack's life in the Monk Chapel on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 1 p.m. followed by interment at Verulam Cemetery. Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence and donations may be placed at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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

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