WILFIN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-04-12 published
CRANE, Dorothy Beatrice - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In The Estate Of Dorothy Beatrice CRANE, late of the Town of Wasaga Beach, in the County of Simcoe, Deceased.
All persons having claims against or claiming to have any interest in the Estate of the said Dorothy Beatrice CRANE who died on or about the 15th day of March, 2006 are notified to send to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before the 15th day of May, 2006, 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 6th day of April, 2006.
Joseph WILFIN and Glenna MASSEY, By their Solicitors, Shaw, McLellan And Ironside 10 Schoolhouse Lane, Box 280 Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 3Z5
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WILFIN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-04-19 published
CRANE, Dorothy Beatrice - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In The Estate Of Dorothy Beatrice CRANE, late of the Town of Wasaga Beach, in the County of Simcoe, Deceased.
All persons having claims against or claiming to have any interest in the Estate of the said Dorothy Beatrice CRANE who died on or about the 15th day of March, 2006 are notified to send to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before the 15th day of May, 2006, 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 6th day of April, 2006.
Joseph WILFIN and Glenna MASSEY, By their Solicitors,
Shaw, Mclellan And Ironside
10 Schoolhouse Lane, Box 280
Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 3Z5
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WILFIN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-04-26 published
CRANE, Dorothy Beatrice - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In The Estate Of Dorothy Beatrice CRANE, late of the Town of Wasaga Beach, in the County of Simcoe, Deceased.
All persons having claims against or claiming to have any interest in the Estate of the said Dorothy Beatrice CRANE who died on or about the 15th day of March, 2006 are notified to send to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before the 15th day of May, 2006, 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 6th day of April, 2006.
Joseph WILFIN and Glenna MASSEY, By their Solicitors,
Shaw, Mclellan And Ironside
10 Schoolhouse Lane, Box 280
Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 3Z5
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WILFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-10 published
WILFORD, James Gilbert
At Summit Place in Owen Sound on Thursday, March 9th, 2006. Jim WILFORD of Owen Sound in his 72nd year. Loving husband of Carol (née PORTER.) Dear father of Beverly WEATHERALL of Angus and Carol Irene and her husband James NAHACHEWSKY of Edmonton. Sadly missed by six grandchildren Chad WEATHERALL, Courtney, Kennedy and Cassidy CANNING and Kieran and Liam NAHACHEWSKY. Also survived by his brother Bill (Wink) WILFORD and his wife Elsie of Oliphant, brothers-in-law, Bev PORTER and his wife Lorna, Ernie PORTER and his wife Bonnie, Don PORTER and his wife Sheila and Ron PORTER and his wife Lyn. son of the late Dr. William and Irene WILFORD. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Tannahill Funeral Home (376-3710) on Monday afternoon at 1: 30 p.m. with Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Spring interment, Oxenden Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Summit Place Residents Council or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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WILFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-24 published
WILFORD, James
Our heartfelt thanks to our relatives, Friends and neighbours for their kindness of floral tributes, donations, cards and food brought to the house. Special thanks to Doctor VEENSTRA and Doctor McCONACHIE for the care given to Jim over the years. All the nurses and staff at Summit Place for their dedicated and compassionate care. Thanks to Bruce and staff at the Tannahill Funeral Home for their guidance in our hours of need. Our sincere appreciation to Doctor Brad CLARK for his ministry at the service. thank you to the ladies of First United Church for the lovely luncheon after the service. It is a time like this that we realize what family and Friends mean to us, and what ever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much.
-Carol and Girls
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WILFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-19 published
RICCO, Augustine - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
Estate Of Augustine RICCO
All persons having claims against the estate of Augustine RICCO, deceased, late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, who died on or about the 6th day of March 2006 are notified to send them to the undersigned, duly verified, on or before the 1st day of July 2006.
After this date, the assets of the above-named Estate will be distributed among the persons entitled to them, having regard only to claims of which the state trustee with a will shall then have notice.
Dated May 18, 2006
Allen WILFORD, LL.B
Barrister and Solicitor
151 8th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
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WILFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-19 published
FLYNN, James Moray - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others Estate Of James Moray FLYNN
All persons having claims against the estate of James Moray FLYNN, deceased, late of the City of Owen sound, in the County of Grey, who died on or about the 10th day of February 2006 are notified to send them to the undersigned, duly verified, on or before the 1st day of July 2006.
After this date, the assets of the above - named estate will be distributed among the persons entitled to them, having regard only to claims of which the estate trustee with a will shall then have notice.
Dated May 18, 2006
Allen WILFORD, LL.B
Barrister and Solicitor
151 8th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
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WILFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
DUNN, John " Jack" J.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Thursday, May 4, 2006. John "Jack" J. DUNN of Woodstock in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Joyce A. DUNN (née LOCKWOOD) for over 47 years. Dear father of Joanne DUNN of London, Paul DUNN of Woodstock and Heather SMITH and her husband Kevin of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Jessica and Sara SMITH and Kayla and Kelsey DUNN. Dear brother of Ruth RICKETTS of Kitchener and Jean WILFORD (Tom JENSEN) of Woodstock. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family in Ontario and the Maritimes. Predeceased by his sister Ann SPENCER, brother Larry DUNN, step-mother Marie NADEAU and by his parents Charles and Mary DUNN. Jack was a longtime member of the Saint Mary's Catholic Parish where he was a Knight of Columbus for many years. Jack served on City and County Council for the last 15 years, was Financial Secretary at the C.A.W. Local 636 for the last 23 years, and served on the Sports Council with the C.A.W. Local 636 for over 30 years. Friends and relatives may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) on Saturday May 6, 2006 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Community Church, 904 Dundas Street (St. Rita's) on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in the Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Contributions to the Crohns and Colitis Society, Community Care Access Centre (St. Elizabeth's), Canadian Diabetes Association or the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. On line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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WILGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-21 published
McFEE, Tom Roderick (1924-2006)
Tom Roderick was born January 13, 1924 (Delisle, Saskatchewan) and passed away early Wednesday morning, June 14, 2006 of Cancer (Saint Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon). His lifelong work was accounting and he loved the outdoors. His family and Friends will sincerely miss him. Left to cherish his memory are his brother, George (Dorothy;) his daughters, Lucinda (Jason) WILGER, Christine grand_son, Brandhan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service was held in the Delisle Cemetery on June 18, 2006. The family would like to thank his Friends that visited and the 5th floor staff of Saint Paul's Hospital. Those wishing may make a donation in Tom's memory to the Delisle Cemetery Fund, c/o Delisle Town Office. Arrangements entrusted to Bonnie King of Park Funeral Chapel, 306-244-2103.

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WILGING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
STUCKLESS, Joyce (née SAUNDERS)
Peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2006 at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, in her 75th year. Loving wife of the late Max (2003). Dear mother of Gail and her husband Robert WILGING, Greg and his wife Debra STUCKLESS. Precious Nanny of Kayla, Tyler, Aaron and Korie. Survived by sister Flo. Will be sadly missed by many Friends and family. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. until the time of Service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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WILGOSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
DEMSHAR, Pauline Anne
Passed away suddenly at home surrounded by her loving daughters Dr. Helen and Sylvia DEMSHAR on Tuesday, March 14, 2006. Predeceased by her beloved husband Stanley (July 1983). Survived by her sisters Julia STACEY and Olga WILGOSH and her brothers Bill and Nick STECY, and many nieces and nephews in Winnipeg. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Saint Margaret of Scotland Church with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, remembrances in Pauline's name may be made to the charity of your choice. The family wish to thank Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Care Centre for their wonderful care given during Pauline's life. Arrangements in the care of the Trull Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 416-488-1101.

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WILHELM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-09 published
STREET, Phyllis Marie Katherine
Peacefully at Seaforth Community Hospital, on Tuesday March 7, 2006. Mrs. Phyllis Marie Katherine STREET of Blyth in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Dr. Richard STREET. Loving mother of Susan (Pat) SUPEENE of Medicine Hat, Alberta., David (Kathy) STREET of Orangeville, Kathy LEE of Kitchener, Philip STREET (Vanessa GRANT) of Toronto, Eric (Linda) STREET of Clinton. Cherished grandmother of Shannon, Dylan, Graeme, Flannery, Olwyn, Isaac, Will, Richard, Geoffrey, Jasmine, Alicia, and Jamie. Dear sister of Edward (Marie) WILHELM of Ottawa, Raymond (Phyllis) WILHELM of Barrie, Alfred WILHELM of Walkerton, Henry WILHELM of Toronto, Wilma WILHELM of Stratford, Mary (Robert) DAVEY of Peterborough. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes, 407 Queen St. Blyth on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Clinton, on Saturday March 11, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church would be appreciated. Parish Prayers will be held Friday at 8: 30 p.m.

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WILHELM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-16 published
KING, Robert " Bob" James
Of Teeswater, suddenly as the result of an accident on Friday, July 14th, 2006 at Wingham and District Hospital in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Joan KING (Melvin) of Teeswater. Dear father of Tracy KING (Robin) of Wingham, Tina KING (Brian) of Kincardine, Robbie KING of Wingham, Shaun KING (Sarah,) Teeswater, Joyce KING (Doug) of Toronto, Chris KING of Teeswater and Joe KING (Bethany) of Teeswater. Grandfather of Timothy. Much loved son of Ruth KING of Wingham and the late Joe KING (2005.) Also survived by his siblings; Joanne KIRKLAND (Bob) of Port Severon, Dianne NICHOLSON (Mike) of Alton, Brenda WILTON (John) of R.R.#5 Mildmay, Nancy McKAGUE (Ron) of Walkerton, Sandra YOUNG (Bob) of Michigan and Gerard KING (Betty Anne) of Walkerton. Dear brother-in-law of Mary Ann MILNE (Ted) of R.R.#3 Walkerton, Jim MELVIN (Geraldine) of Teeswater and Bill MELVIN of Teeswater. Also survived by his uncle George KING and several nieces and nephews. Visitation at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Teeswater on Sunday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m., with vigil prayers at the funeral home at 8: 45 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Father Donald WILHELM celebrant. Interment Sacred Heart cemetery, Culross Township. Memorial donations to Teeswater Minor Sports or the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WILHELM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-10 published
STREET, Phyllis Marie Katherine (née WILHELM)
Peacefully at Seaforth Community Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, Mrs. Phyllis Marie Katherine STREET of Blyth, Ontario, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Dr. Richard STREET. Loving mother of Susan (Pat) SUPEENE of Medicine Hat, Alberta, David (Kathy) STREET of Orangeville, Kathy LEE of Kitchener, Philip STREET (Vanessa GRANT) of Toronto, Eric (Linda) STREET of Clinton. Cherished grandmother of Shannon, Dylan, Graeme, Flannery, Olwyn, Isaac, William, Richard, Geoffrey, Jasmine, Alicia, and Jamie. Dear sister of Edward (Marie) WILHELM of Ottawa, Alfred WILHELM of Walkerton, Wilma WILHELM of Stratford, Henry WILHELM of Toronto, Raymond (Phyllis) WILHELM of Barrie, Mary (Robert) DAVEY of Peterborough. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes, 407 Queen Street, Blyth, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Clinton, on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, Blyth. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church would be appreciated.

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WILHELM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-06 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, James Southam " Jim"
Passed away peacefully in Windsor on June 4, 2006 at 75 years of age in the presence of his family. Beloved husband of Gail with whom he celebrated 30 years of marriage. Beloved father of James (Jay) Southam THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and wife Kim (Lauren and Jessica) of Ancaster, Ontario; Laura THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Calgary, Alberta; Cyndy and husband Roland WILHELM (Matthew) of Thornton, Ontario. Loving brother of Bunnie (Don) HUNTER of Burlington, Ontario; Marion (William) HOLTON of Waterdown, Ontario. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Will be sadly missed by many Friends. Jim retired in 1993 from a meaningful and rewarding position as Publisher of the Windsor Star. Special thanks for the many kindnesses of the Critical Care Unit staff at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation Wednesday, June 7th from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre (1-800-510-9887) 3260 Dougall Ave, Windsor, Ontario. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held on Friday, June 9th from 2-5 p.m. at the Tamahaac Club, 180 Filman Road, Ancaster, Ontario. You may share your memories online at www.familiesfirst.ca

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WILHELM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-22 published
CORLETT, Murray E., Q.C.
Peacefully at The Westmount Retirement Home, Kitchener, on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in his 92nd year. son of the late William and Eileen CORLETT of Toronto. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (née LAIDLAW.) Dear father of Sue WILSON of Waterloo and Wendy WILHELM (Frank) of Orillia. Loving grandfather of Andrew, Meg, Matthew, Anna, and Katie. Special cousin of Margaret CHAMBERS, Toronto. Murray was a graduate of Osgoode Hall and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 50 years. Starting in the 1940's, he became a senior partner in the Ottawa law firm of Maclaren Corlett. He also served as counsel for the Allied Beauty Association. His corporate law work often required him to travel, one time to Japan. Besides travelling, Murray was an avid history and train enthusiast and had a lifelong fondness for Algonquin Park. He is affectionately remembered by Friends, partners in law and business associates. A private family service will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, at a future date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated and can be arranged through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo Ontario, 519.745.8445 or www.erbgood.com.

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WILHELM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-09 published
ROSE, Lynda May
Lynda ROSE died at home on December 7, 2006, at the age of sixty-two. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Greg SASS; her daughters - Wendi WILHELM, Deb McCANN, and Jenn WILHELM and their partners her grandchildren Jenny, Phillipe, Angelo, Shelyn, Jacquie, and Jesse; as well as her sisters, June ROSE and Heather ROSE and their husbands. Lynda's strength, wisdom and positive thinking inspired all who knew her. Her deep caring and compassion for family, Friends, foster children, clients, colleagues, the community and all living things touched many hearts. A part of her is alive in each of these hearts she so lovingly affected. We were transformed as we grew knowing her. The family would like to especially thank Elizabeth SALM, Cindy VAN HALDEREN of Toronto Community Care Access Centre, and Doctors ARVANITIS and CELLARIUS of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care for providing excellent hospice care to Lynda. You and we made her comfortable and helped her to live fully to the end. Lynda died as she had lived - unflinching, calm, full of grace, always true to her values, and still concerned for the well-being of those whom she loved. Lynda's family will receive visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, on Sunday, December 10th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Saint_John's Anglican Church, 80 Main Street, St. Catharines, on Monday, December 11th at 1 p.m. A memorial service will take place in Toronto at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 60 Murray Street. Box 13, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3L9. Online Tribute: www.dartefuneralhome.com

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WILHELM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
GRUETZNER, Theda Mary
Passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital on Friday, March 10th, 2006. Predeceased by her parents Theo and Elizabeth (née WILHELM) GRUETZNER, sister Helen and brother Stuart. In lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision would be appreciated.

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WILKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-09 published
WILKE, Otto " Jim"
Peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Elsie WILKE of Bracebridge. Loving father of William (Sherri) of Streetsville, Michael (Cathy) of Huntsville, Raymond (Louise) of Regina, Paul of Mississauga, Karen of Bracebridge, and the late Elizabeth. Grandfather of 12. Brother of Bill. Friends will be received at the Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", Bracebridge on Friday, March 10, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 11 a.m. As your expression of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial gifts to Epilepsy Ontario or Scouts Canada.

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WILKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
BUTLER, Stephen John
Passed away at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Saturday January 28, 2006. Steve BUTLER beloved husband of Regina BUTLER née TEUMA- CASTELLETTI. Dear father of Jesica WILKEN (Paul) and Nathan BUTLER. Loving grandfather of Abbi and Gavin WILKEN. son of Muriel HOWIE and the late Arthur BUTLER. Brother of Jeff (Lisa,) Allan HOWIE and the late Terry BUTLER. Step-son of the late Jack HOWIE. Friends will be received at the Allison Funeral Home, 103 Mill Street North, Port Hope, Monday 7-9 p.m., Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, 155 Walton Street, Port Hope, Wednesday 11 a.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation or charity of choice. Parish Prayers Tuesday 8 p.m. www.allisonfuneralhome.com

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WILKENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
CAMERON, Nancy (née MINOR)
Peacefully at home in Toronto on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, Nancy CAMERON (née MINOR.) Born on March 6, 1910, in Newport, Rhode Island. Mother and mother-in-law of Katharine and Malcolm REED of Toronto and Susan and Wulf VON SICHART of Hamburg, Germany, and grandmother of Robert VON SICHART, also of Hamburg. Aunt of Judith RUTLEDGE of Toronto, Jane McINTOSH of Ottawa, Christopher RUTLEDGE of Toronto, Bruce MacNEILL of Winnipeg, John MacNEILL of Vancouver, Bob MARLEY of Scottsdale, Bruce MARLEY of Tacoma and Robin OULTON of the Isle of Wight. Cousin of Nancy WRIGHT and David McENTYRE of Montreal, Dorothy HIERONYMOUS of Charleston, West Virginia, Bill TONN and Michael WILKENS of Houston, Margaret WILKENS of San Antonio, and Margaret PALM of Nacogdoches, Texas. Predeceased by her husband Air Vice Marshal Robert CAMERON, sister Dorothy MILLER and brother-in-law Air Chief Marshal Frank MILLER, and cousins John CREELMAN of Ottawa, Katharine (Creelie) McENTYRE, Marguerite WILLIAMS and Fred SLOCUM of Montreal, and Ann RICHTER and Jean TONN of Houston. Survived by many other family members and dear Friends in Canada and the United States. Memorial service at St. Stephen-in-the Fields, Toronto, on Thursday, November 2, at 5: 30 p.m. Interment at Monticello Memory Gardens, Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday, November 6, at 4: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 60 Murray Street, 4th Floor, Box 13, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3L9.

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WILKENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-01 published
CAMERON, Nancy Minor (née MINOR)
Peacefully at home in Toronto on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, Nancy CAMERON (née MINOR.) Born on March 6, 1910, in Newport, Rhode Island. Mother and mother-in-law of Katharine and Malcolm REED of Toronto and Susan and Wulf VON SICHART of Hamburg, Germany, and grandmother of Robert VON SICHART, also of Hamburg. Aunt of Judith RUTLEDGE of Toronto, Jane McINTOSH of Ottawa, Christopher RUTLEDGE of Toronto, Bruce MacNEILL of Winnipeg, John MacNEILL of Vancouver, Bob MARLEY of Scottsdale, Bruce MARLEY of Tacoma and Robin OULTON of the Isle of Wight. Cousin of Nancy WRIGHT and David McENTYRE of Montreal, Dorothy HIERONYMOUS of Charleston, West Virginia, Bill TONN and Michael WILKENS of Houston, Margaret WILKENS of San Antonio, and Margaret PALM of Nacogdoches, Texas. Predeceased by her husband Air Vice Marshal Robert CAMERON, sister Dorothy MILLER and brother-in-law Air Chief Marshal Frank MILLER, and cousins John CREELMAN of Ottawa, Katharine (Creelie) McENTYRE, Marguerite WILLIAMS and Fred SLOCUM of Montreal, and Ann RICHTER and Jean TONN of Houston. Survived by many other family members and dear Friends in Canada and the United States. Memorial service at St. Stephen-in-the Fields, Toronto, on Thursday, November 2, at 5: 30 p.m. Interment at Monticello Memory Gardens, Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday, November 6, at 4: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 60 Murray Street, 4th Floor, Box 13, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3L9.

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WILKERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-03 published
COTTRILL, Francis " Frank" A.
At Woodstock General Hospital on Thursday, June 1, 2006, Francis (Frank) A. COTTRILL of R.R.#4 Embro in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Evelyn COTTRILL (SSAINTAIR.) Dear father of Heather HUGGINS of Port Sydney, Catherine COTTRILL of Mount Brydges, Bruce COTTRILL and his wife Elma of Leamington. Loved grandfather of Mark HUGGINS and his wife Mandy of Port Sydney and Heidi HUGGINS of Huntsville. Dear stepfather of Sharon DANIEL and her husband Joe of Ingersoll, Heather WILKERSON and her husband John of Embro. Loved step-grandfather of six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Dorothy SMITH of Haileybury, Evelyn NAIRN and her husband Jim of Cambridge, brother-in-law of Mary BOIES of New York State, Jean COTTRILL of Toronto and Verna COTTRILL of Huntsville. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Ed and Charles COTTRILL. Interment has taken place at Hutchison Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville. A Memorial Service will be held at the Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville (705-789-8982) Sunday June 4, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. Contributions to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Billingsley Funeral Home or the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, Woodstock. (519-539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com or www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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WILKERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-18 published
SYMONS, Margaret Elizabeth (née WIVELL)
Age 85, a resident of the Maples Home For Seniors, Tavistock passed away peacefully on Thursday November 16, 2006. Born in Downie Township, daughter of the late John WIVELL and the former Elizabeth STRICKERT. Margaret worked at the Stratford Normal School for many years and then at the London Psychiatric Hospital until her retirement. Beloved wife of the late Jack SYMONS who predeceased her in 1983. Loving mother of Linda WILKERSON and Marjory SMITH. Dear grandmother of Ken, Tricia, Scott, Michael (Tracy), Adam, Jean, Bruce and Ray. Two great-grandchildren Janelle and Braden. Also survived by sister-in-law Hazel WIVELL, niece Heather SMITH (Frank,) nephews Peter WIVELL (Audra) and Paul WIVELL, grand nieces and nephews Kate, Ryan, Jakob, Stephanie and Kaitlyn. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by daughters Joan in infancy and Mary Murch, brothers Bill and Norman, son-in-law Alvin WILKERSON. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Sunday, November 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. Mr. Bob THRALL will officiate. Interment will follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Maples Home For Seniors -- Residence Council through the funeral home.

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WILKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-04 published
HODGINS, Margaret Jean
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Monday, January 2nd, 2006, Margaret Jean HODGINS of London passed away in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Samuel John HODGINS. Dear mother of Anne and her husband Don THEDE of London. Loving grandmother of Katherine and Michael. Survived by sisters and brothers Agnes WILKES of Guelph, Ruth (Gerry) DIRSTEIN of Waterloo, Roy NIXON of Fergus, Austin NIXON of Stoneycreek, Jack and his wife Joan NIXON of Fergus, Kenneth NIXON and his wife Mary of Bowmanville. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Howard, Chester, Raymond, Melvin, Joseph, and by sisters Edith RIGBY and Estella HILLMAN. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, January 7th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Keith McKEE officiating. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jean are asked to consider the charity of your choice.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-14 published
WILKES, Suzanne (née FRAWLEY)
Died on Wednesday September 13, 2006 at the General and Marine Hospital in Collingwood. Wife of Doctor James WILKES. Mother of Penny (Stephen) MARTIN, Douglas (Lois) HOGARTH, Wendy HOGARTH (Murray JOHNSTON), Judy (Duane) DURHAM, John WILKES and Jennifer (Peter) COLLERAN. Sister of Margaret (Gary) FIELDING. Grandmother of; Andrew, Geoffrey, Brian, Jack, Robin, North, Slater, Rogan, Quinn, Matthew, Timothy, Elizabeth and Rhiannon. Predeceased by grand_son Gerad and parents Gordon and Penelope FRAWLEY. Visitation will take place on Friday September 15, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 in the family residence at Osler Bluff in Collingwood. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday September 16, 2006 at 2 p.m. at All Saints' Anglican Church, 32 Elgin Street in Collingwood. Cremation to follow at Saint_James Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (www.pwrdf.org). Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
EVANS, Peter John Arthur
In Ottawa at home after a brief illness, in his 73rd year, Peter John Arthur EVANS, son of the late Doctor Clare and Dorothy EVANS (née REYNOLDS) and step-mother Frances (née WILKES) of Sudbury, survived by his loved and loving wife of forty years, Sue (nee PLANT) and their five children, Bronwen (Rob) NICOL, Sara (Kevin) QUIGLEY, David EVANS, Aaron (Melanie) EVANS and Nathan EVANS. Also survived by his sisters Frances Ann NEWTON and Mary EVANS of Deep River. Visitation and time of remembrance will be held at the family home on Thursday, October 5th and Friday, October 6th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral at the Church of Saint_John the Evangelist (Elgin Street at Somerset) on Saturday, October 7th at 2 p.m. Interment at a later date near the family cottage in Haliburton. In lieu of flowers, opportunity to make a memorial donation to the Multi-Faith Housing Initiative or to the Saint_John the Evangelist Refugee Committee will be offered at the visitation and at the reception after the funeral. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cole Funeral Services 1-613-831-7122.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
MUNRO, Tessa (née WILKES) (July 26, 1958-January 15, 2006)
Mrs. Tessa MUNRO (née WILKES,) age 47, life long resident of Thunder Bay, passed away in St. Josephs Hospice after a courageous battle against cancer due to second hand exposure to asbestos. Her family and closest Friends surrounded her at her side. Tessa was foremost a family person who devoted herself to her family and Friends. While raising a family, Tessa assisted her husband, David, in building his business. Over the years Tessa enjoyed gardening, travel, family vacations, summer dinners on the deck of her home, bingo and her scratch tickets. Tessa especially loved to spend time with her children and granddaughter. Tessa will be sadly missed by her husband of 24 years, David; sons Colin and Christopher; daughter Kaitlin; and granddaughter Melanie (all living in Thunder Bay). She is also survived by her brothers: Arthur WILKES, David WILKES, Warren (Marie) WILKES, all of Thunder Bay, Kenneth WILKES (Edmonton;) her sisters Caren SLADE and Myrna (Milan) BENKA of Thunder Bay; mother-in-law, Patricia MUNRO of Mississauga; sisters-in-law: Kathy (Ernie) CAVILLIN, Karen (Joe) DESOUSA, Susan CHAPMAN, all of Mississauga; brothers-in-law Dennis (Debbie) MUNRO, British Columbia, and Rick (Diane) MUNRO, California, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Tessa also leaves behind many life long Friends and her loving and faithful companion, her dog Rufus. Her parents Charles and Edna WILKES; brother Lawrence WILKES; father-in-law Mike MUNRO and her dearest friend Jessie PHAIR predeceased Tessa. A short Celebration of Tessa's Life with 50's and 60's music will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18th, followed by a luncheon at the Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario. A Private Family interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial donations be made to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation, or to the charity of your choice. The family wishes to express sincere and deepest gratitude to the dedicated people at the Regional Cancer Centre, and St. Joseph's Hospice who made her road more comfortable.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
NORTH, Margaret Elizabeth (née KEARNEY)
(August 4, 1930) It is with deep sadness the family of Margaret announce her passing, peacefully at home, on January 19, 2006 in her 76th year, with her husband Al and loving family, along with sister-in-law Marilyn and Jim LESTER, by her side. Beloved wife of Al of 54 years. Cherished mother of Brenda (Don VARLEY,) Sandra (Paul WILKES), Brian (Lori), and Larry (Melanie). Proud and devoted grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 1. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (north east corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway South), Aurora, 905-727-5421, on Tuesday, January 24th from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Private family interment at Aurora Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre, Cancer Care Unit, would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to everyone for their loving care and support.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
Mom, son drown in car
Canal relocation delayed by red tape
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
Terror-stricken Cassandra READ screamed into her cellphone and begged a 911 emergency operator for help as her sport utility vehicle drifted and sank into the icy waters of a canal near Bradford north of Toronto Saturday night.
But the 32-year-old Keswick woman and her 4-year-old son drowned before rescuers could find the submerged Toyota 4Runner and pull it to the surface.
"I can't even imagine the terror they would have gone through, totally submerged in water, dark, where you can't see anything," said Acting Sergeant Paul HESHKA of South Simcoe police.
"Especially with a little guy like that, I just can't imagine how awful that would have been."
Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor Frank JONKMAN said town officials have tried unsuccessfully for more than a decade to get approval and funding from senior government levels to shift the canals and create a land buffer between them and the road.
"We've spent over a million dollars on studies and engineering to do this and we're no closer to getting started on it than we were five years ago," he said. "Now we have two people dead."
There have been 19 deaths in the canals in the past 52 years, he said, including a man who drove his car off the road two years ago.
In the latest tragedy, police, fire and other emergency services scoured the inky black scene for traces of READ's car, which drifted about 40 metres downstream before it sank along Canal Rd., about 2 kilometres east of Highway 400, shortly after 7 p.m.
Divers and a small fireboat finally located the sport utility vehicle about 20 minutes later, but it appeared too late to save READ and her son, Taylor GRASBY.
Rescuers worked frantically, however, to resuscitate them. They were rushed to Southlake hospital in Newmarket, but emergency staff was unable to revive them.
Saturday's accident has devastated READ's family and Friends, her mother said yesterday.
"It's just terrible," Brenda READ said outside her daughter's home. "She did such a good job raising Taylor all by herself."
Family Friends said the boy's father died a couple of years ago.
READ said her daughter had spent the day at a flea market in St. Jacobs, just north of Kitchener, and was returning home when the accident happened.
"She phoned me when she got out of Orangeville on Highway 9 and she said the roads were bad," READ recalled.
"I said to her, 'Just put your truck in four-wheel drive and keep your foot off the gas and get off the cellphone so you can concentrate on driving.'
"I said, 'Give me a call when you get home or at least when you get into Keswick to let me know you're okay.'
"I never heard from her again."
Canal Rd. is often used by locals as a shortcut from Keswick and south Bradford to Highway 400 and is busy weekday mornings and evenings with Toronto commuters.
The road was originally built in the 1930s atop a dike separating the canals from the fertile Holland Marsh to service adjacent farms. JONKMAN said it was never designed to handle the heavy traffic it now gets.
Dan VANDER KOOI, 44, has lived across from the crash site for 11 years and has seen other accidents on the road, including one where the car was prevented from entering the water because it hit a tree.
"We're used to the road, so we learn to live with it," he said. "We don't give much thought to how dangerous it is."
Art JANSE, the town's drainage superintendent, said there have been many close calls over the years, including an accident last summer when another woman and child went into the canal in a car.
"But she managed to get out before it sunk," JANSE said.
JONKMAN said Saturday's accident appears to be the result of bad road conditions, which were icy and slushy even though a plow had been through the area earlier in the evening.
"There have been a lot of people gone into the canal," he said.
"A lot of them have gone in on account of their own fault, from drinking or driving too fast.
"This certainly was not the case with this one, I don't believe."
He said the town would press ahead with plans to relocate the canal first proposed in 1993.
"We keep running into obstacles from government ministries," he said.
Shifting the dike would cost about $18 million and put a 20-metre land buffer between the water and the road.
JANSE said it would cost $4.5 million to install guardrails along the road, but called the measure a temporary stopgap because the peat that the road is built atop isn't stable enough to hold the railings in place.
"It's just as cheap to build a new canal as to clean this one out," JANSE said, explaining the canals haven't been dredged since Hurricane Hazel in 1954, when town officials widened the canals, bringing them closer to the road.
"But we got into bureaucracy, after bureaucracy, after bureaucracy," he said.
"Government red tape is costing lives."

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
2 children, wife slain, husband arrested
Teen son manages to escape attack at Aurora home
'She was a great mother. She loved her kids'
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter with files from Gail SWAINSON and Mike FUNSTON
An Aurora man has been arrested after a high-speed police chase sparked by the slayings yesterday of his estranged wife and two young children.
Friends identified the victims as Wendy LAFLECHE, 41, her daughter Victoria, 7, and son, Jesse, 3.
LAFLECHE's son Devon BRISBORNE, 16, was not at home at the time of the attack in the two-storey frame home just north of the town's downtown core, a few blocks north of Wellington St.
John LAFLECHE, 40, was arrested an hour later by police, who pursued a green Chrysler Intrepid from Highway 9 and Jane St. up Highway 400 and into Barrie. The car swerved to avoid a spike belt placed on the roadway by police north of Duckworth St. and was eventually boxed in near the Highway 400-Highway 11 split in Barrie's north end.
He has been charged with three counts of first degree murder. His long hair was disheveled as he appeared briefly in a Newmarket court today. He was remanded in custody and will appear in court next Monday by video link.
Friends said he had moved out of the family home a month ago after years of simmering problems that included damage inside the home, but no physical violence directed against his wife of nine years or their children.
Yesterday's deaths were the second in a week in the Greater Toronto Area in which a parent is the suspect. On Thursday, a Markham man found his two children dead in the bathtub and his wife injured in their home. Sivananthi ELANGO, 30, who is in critical condition in hospital, is charged in the deaths of Renu ELANGO, aged 2, and Movlika ELANGO, aged 3 months.
Yesterday in Aurora, police sealed off Yonge St. throughout the day as forensic detectives probed for clues to the attacks.
Co-workers of the dead woman collapsed in tears when they received word of the tragedy. They retreated to a back room at First Choice Hair Cutters on Bayview Ave., weeping inconsolably.
They later asked customers to leave and closed the shop for the day.
"I understand that they were shot -- Oh, God!" moaned manager Amanda ALLEN, who was hugged by another hair stylist.
She said LAFLECHE had a maternal streak that extended even to her job.
"She was like our mother," ALLEN said. "She was always looking after us.
"If we were sick, she was telling us to go home, always taking care of us.
"She was a great mother. She loved her kids."
At LAFLECHE's workstation was a framed picture of Victoria and Jesse and a photo of Devon was propped up beside it.
"She was just a good person, all around," ALLEN said. "She was just very friendly, good to work with. She was a really close friend.
"She did everything for her kids," she said, adding that LAFLECHE's husband worked nights, leaving her to attend to all the children's needs and household chores while working five shifts a week.
"She had it hard," ALLEN said.
LAFLECHE had worked for First Choice for three years, the past 12 months at its Aurora location after two years at its Newmarket shop.
She had worked for the BiWay store in town until the retail chain collapsed in 2001, Friends said.
ALLEN said John LAFLECHE first moved out of the home a few years ago.
"He came back and things seemed to be better and then, that was it," she said.
Recently, the couple attended marriage-counselling sessions, ALLEN said.
"They seemed to be getting along quite well since he moved out," she said.
"No, no, I don't think he was ever going to move back in. That was it for them.
"She had a few Friends, but nothing you'd consider dating."
Victoria attended nearby Wells Street Public School and was learning to play the violin.
Jesse was looked after in a day-care centre while his mother worked.
"Jesse, he was just your average 3- or 4-year-old," ALLEN said. "Yeah, a little troublemaker."
ALLEN said she last saw LAFLECHE on Saturday, when they both worked.
She said she was "fine, just her normal happy self, making jokes."
LAFLECHE's caring nature came through in a letter to the editor she wrote to the Newmarket/Aurora Era-Banner in August last year, complaining about motorists driving too fast on town streets.
"I'm afraid to ride on the street for fear of my own life," she wrote. "What is the rush? I know we all lead busy lives, but is it worth taking a life?"

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-07 published
600 mourn Woodbridge couple
Four employees of resort are now considered suspects
By Linda DIEBEL in Toronto with files from Gail SWAINSON and Jim WILKES
The victims can't speak for themselves and so, yesterday, the most poignant moment at the funeral of Dominic and Nancy IANIERO came when their niece spoke for them.
"At this time, you should not have to defend your name because you can rest proud behind (the name of) IANIERO," said Rosana IANIERO, standing before their coffins and struggling to hold back tears.
Her meaning was clear. There was an audible sigh among more than 600 mourners, packed into St. Clare of Assisi Catholic church in Woodbridge and spilling over from pews to standing room only.
Since the couple was murdered at a deluxe resort on the Mayan Riviera two weeks ago, the case has been mired in speculation in Mexico about ties to organized crime. The top prosecutor in the state of Quintana Roo leapt to the early conclusion that the double murder was a "professional hit" by Canadian women, his investigation has seemed disorganized and leaks have flowed almost daily from his office.
But maybe Bello Melchor Rodriguez, attorney-general of Quintana Roo, has changed his mind. Although he told a state legislative committee Friday that two Thunder Bay women remain his prime suspects, other leads appear to be surfacing.
Yesterday, a Quintana Roo newspaper reported that police now consider four hotel employees as suspects because they haven't shown up for work at the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort since February 20, the day the IANIEROs were found in their room, their throats slashed.
Rodriguez had quickly ruled out robbery as a motive, saying their room was in disarray but nothing was stolen. Over the past week, however, several tourists and a travel agent have contacted the Toronto Star to cite problems with security at the Barcelo Maya and to ask why Rodriguez was so sure that Mexicans, including hotel employees, were not involved.
Reports posted on a travellers' website described a broken lock on terrace doors at the hotel, problems with safes and one room key that turned out to be a master key for the entire resort. Wrote one reader: "Has it occurred to anybody that this was a robbery gone wrong?"
Whatever the outcome of the shifting police investigation, the damage has been done to the grieving family and its name.
And there is more stress to come.
The IANIEROs had travelled to Mexico, along with 16 family members and Friends, for the planned beachside nuptials of their daughter, Lily. While York Region police officers allowed breathing space for the funeral, Insp. Les YOUNG said police will begin today to talk with members of the wedding party who, by all accounts, were not questioned before leaving Mexico by Quintana Roo state police.
YOUNG declined to say what police are looking for in wedding party interviews, saying "it's a little soon for that. But we will deal with the facts and reality, not rumours and speculation, as we do in any investigation."
He attended the funeral, while 12 York police officers made up a security detail and honour guard. He added that the family has information it wants to share with Canadian police but he didn't elaborate.
York police had been asked to join the investigation by Interpol, acting at the request of Mexican authorities. York Police Chief Armand LA BARGE said two detectives were in Ottawa yesterday, gathering information to help focus their probe.
But yesterday at St. Clare's church, it was a time to remember Nancy, 55, and her husband, Dominic, 59. Born in Italy, they met and courted in Canada and would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on July 13 with their four adult children Rosina, Anthony and twins Lily and Nancy -- and their grandchildren.
At the funeral, with the couple lying in dark and gleaming caskets, Rosana IANIERO talked about "how special they were, how very loved by so many." She added that "we can all cherish the way Dominic and Nancy touched our lives."
She described her aunt and uncle as a "wonderful, kind couple" who "dedicated their lives" to their children.
The four IANIERO children sat with heads bowed. Before the service, they had followed the long, slow wheeling of the caskets down an aisle, Anthony carrying a single photograph. One friend described him as "completely destroyed" by his parents' murder.
"Everybody says we lost an angel," said Rosana about her aunt. She said of her uncle: "I will never forget how you loved us all."
In his sermon, Father John BOREAN sought to offer peace. Death always brings sorrow, he said, and then referring to the couple by their Italian names, he added, "and especially death as tragic as this one for Dominico and Annunziata."
However, he stressed that they had been baptized in their faith and would, on the Day of Resurrection, be restored to eternal life. He urged the family not to think that God had forsaken them. "Over and over again, God has told us, 'You are my creation. You are special.'"
Although "we are all crying," he urged people to "have forgiveness for the people who have committed such a crime." And he told the IANIERO family to "take care of each other and love each other."
As the funeral procession made its way to the cemetery, politicians in Vaughan (which includes Woodbridge) passed a motion yesterday, calling on Ottawa and Queen's Park to "play an active role" in the investigation in Mexico.
Quintana Roo authorities passed on a request for assistance in the investigation to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police last week, through Interpol. However, it's still unclear how involved Canadian police officers will be on the ground.
LA BARGE said it hasn't been decided if any of his detectives will go to Mexico. And the Royal Canadian Mounted Police hasn't determined whether more Mounties will be dispatched to help the single liaison officer already in Mexico.
"It's an active investigation in Canada right now but I can't say more than that," said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Martin BLAIS.
In Quintana Roo, Gov. Felex Gonzalez Canto told reporters the case must be resolved "quickly, efficiently and with transparency." Denying there has been a cover-up to protect tourism, he added: "Our tourist image is important but, above all, we have to signal to the world that, in Quintana Roo, no crime against tourists will go unpunished."
That's the hope of Vaughan Region Councillor Joyce FRUSTAGLIO, who sees it as a "moral obligation" to push the federal and provincial governments to get involved. "We need to let the IANIERO family know we are here to support them."

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
18-year-old killed at Markham party
Fight over woman may be to blame
Teen reportedly stabbed to death
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter with files from Curtis RUSH
A dispute over a woman may have provoked two fights at an early-morning party in Markham that claimed the life of an 18-year-old man.
Kethees NAGARAJAH was dead on arrival at Toronto's Sunnybrook hospital after the clash at about 3 a.m. yesterday outside a home on Upton Cres. There were reports he had been stabbed in a dispute with another teen over a young woman who hosted the party.
On Monday, police charged a 23-year-old with second-degree murder in connection with NAGARAJAH's killing. Daine TAILOR/TAYLOR of Vaughan is due to appear in Newmarket court today.
Police were called to the scene Sunday, in the Milliken Mills area of Markham, near Birchmount Rd. and Steeles Ave. E. They found more than a dozen young people milling about in the street.
A neighbour told the Toronto Star he now regrets not calling police after an earlier fight at the same party.
"Before there was a little ruckus outside here," he said. "Then after, this was another one, so I don't know, maybe it just picked up again.
"I would have called the cops earlier if I knew this was going to happen," he added. "I could have stopped someone from dying, right?
"I didn't think someone was going to get stabbed."
Police later went to the intersection of Kennedy Rd. and 14th Ave., a few kilometres away, where York police Insp. Kirk MARSHALL said officers searched a cemetery and an apartment building. He called it "a second crime scene" but would not confirm reports that a knife or other weapon had been recovered.
"I can't tell you the results of that search," he said.
The fights spoiled what had been, until then, a pleasant party, a neighbour said. At the home where the young people had gathered, a couple lives with two daughters, one 21, the other in her late teens.
MARSHALL said homicide detectives were interviewing several people who attended the party.
Friends gathered further up the street near the home where NAGARAJAH lived with his mother and sister. They were in seclusion yesterday.
"This is a really good neighbourhood," said Paula QUARTARONE, 47, who has lived on the street for 26 years.
"There are a lot of friendly people here."
An autopsy is planned for later today.
Anyone with information can call detectives at 1-866-287-5025 or can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at crimestoppersyr.ca.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
WILKES, Dorothy Rose
At Saint Michael's Hospital on April 14, 2006 in her 83rd year. Dorothy, who was the last of her family and was loved by all those whose lives she touched. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Catholic Church, 50 Saint_Joseph's St. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-07-15 published
Four homicides, one long night
Police chase leads in garage slaying of man, woman
Other victims are man who was shot, Brampton mother
By Thulasi SRIKANTHAN, Meghan HURLEY and Betsy POWELL, Staff Reporters with files from Jim WILKES
Virgilo CUEVAS often used the garage of his home for refuge, and to smoke -- and that's where he and a female "acquaintance" were shot dead, leaving Toronto police searching for a motive and the killers.
"We're still working on a couple of theories, but there's nothing concrete that I can say yet," homicide Det. Wayne FOWLER said yesterday.
CUEVAS, 31, and a 56-year-old woman were found lying on the concrete floor of the attached garage of a house near Steeles Ave. E. and Markham Rd. on Wednesday night. Police were waiting to notify next of kin yesterday before releasing the woman's identity.
Meanwhile, police on the other side of Toronto were investigating the Wednesday evening slaying of a man in his 40s, and Peel Region police were probing the death of a 31-year-old mother of two whose body was found early yesterday.
A man identified by Friends as Gerald McDONALD may have been killed over the cash he was carrying when he was shot in an apartment building on Weston Rd. near Eglinton Ave. W., a friend speculated.
"He had $1,700 in his pocket. Maybe someone knew that he cashed his cheque and that he had this money," said Nancy IANNRELLA, owner of Nancy's Bar and Grill, next to the apartment.
McDONALD had been released from jail just two hours before he was killed, she said, and had dropped into the bar before going to cash the cheque.
Police were called to the building at about 7: 23 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported hearing gunshots.
The victim died in hospital yesterday.
About 90 minutes later, in Scarborough, CUEVAS' wife, Maria, found her husband and his friend after she drove up to the house around 8: 45 p.m. Wednesday.
The garage door was partly open, and when she drove in she could see one of the bodies, FOWLER said.
She then went inside, where the couples' three young children were with their grandparents.
FOWLER said no one in the house is a suspect.
CUEVAS was home all day and had gone on his own into the garage, where he was joined by the woman.
"The purpose of her visit, I don't know," FOWLER said. She doesn't live nearby and was driven to the address. The wife knows "her husband's friend" by sight.
There was no romantic relationship, he added.
witnesses: described two men, of Asian or Filipino descent -- as were the victims -- wearing light-coloured jackets or jerseys running away from the scene.
No firearms were located.
The wife's father, who asked not to be identified, said he saw his distraught daughter early yesterday morning.
The only thing she would say was that her husband was gone. "That's all," her father said. "She was crying really hard."
The children do not really know what is going on, he said. Two of them are staying with him. "They are sad, they cannot sleep."
Neighbours say they often saw the children running around the red-brick home, cycling and spending time with their father in the backyard, where they often barbecued.
Yesterday, a shiny blue bicycle with training wheels sat on the freshly cut lawn.
"Nothing like this ever happened on this street before," said Darrell RUBIO, who has lived there for three years. He said the family held a lot of parties, and there were always people coming in and out.
Rayne DOOKIE was in her home relaxing when she thought she heard a loud noise.
"I heard a shot. I thought it was a car backfiring." She said she quickly dismissed it because she couldn't imagine anything like a murder happening in their quiet neighbourhood.
Councillor Raymond CHO was going door-to-door in his ward to reassure citizens.
"I was totally frustrated, shocked and angry, because this is a good community," he said.
Meanwhile, Peel Region saw its fourth homicide this year with the death of Malena MORALES, whose body was found in a 12th-floor Brampton apartment early yesterday.
Police found MORALES's body showing "obvious signs of trauma" when they responded to a call at about 2 a.m., said Const. Jennifer BRYER.
Homicide detectives sealed off the building, on Steeles Ave. W. near Hurontario Street, and officers canvassed other residents throughout the day.
Residents said the woman lived with a man and two children, but it was not known whether she was married.
Two boys, a 10-year-old and his younger brother, were being cared for by relatives as police searched for a male suspect.
"This used to be a good building," said a woman who has lived there 16 years.
"But it's been going downhill for the last year or so. There have been a lot of drugs and dealers and the police have been here many times."
An autopsy is planned today at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.
The gunning-down of the man Friends called McDONALD, whom police have not officially identified, makes him the fifth homicide victim killed somewhere along Weston Rd. in just a few months.
On July 2, a 25-year-old man was gunned down outside a bar on Weston south of Rogers Rd.
Three men tried to steal the money being collected at the club's front door, police said. A second victim caught in the crossfire was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
On June 13, police found Clive McNABB, 39, stabbed to death in his Weston Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W. apartment, just steps from the scene of Wednesday's shooting.
A week before McNABB's death, 22-year-old Gabriel JARAMILLO was shot dead in the area around Weston Rd. and Lawrence Ave. E. Peyton BADIRU, 26, has been charged with second-degree murder in that case.
And at the end of March, Romaine LAWRENCE, 18, was killed when bullets tore through the window of a pizza parlour at Weston Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W.
"We've been directing our resources along that stretch of Weston Rd.," Staff Sgt. Gary MULHOLLAND, of 12 Division, said in response to a question about the cluster of homicides.
"Over the past few years we've had initiatives to lower violence and we will continue to do so."
MULHOLLAND said that while it is "unsettling for the neighbourhood," the violence mostly seems related to activities of criminals in the area. "It's not just the average citizen walking down the street."
That's little comfort to McDONALD's bar-owner friend, since he was shot steps away from where she works.
Someone came running into the bar screaming to call the police after the shooting, IANNRELLA said.
She was working when it happened and saw the victim in the hallway when she went upstairs.
"I can't sleep because I'm in such shock because it happened in my neighbourhood," IANNRELLA said.
"I know when I go home in the night I get scared."

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-09-11 published
Fisherman dies off Port Credit
Son, girlfriend survive 3-metre swells
3 in water 90 minutes before rescue
By Phinjo GOMBU and Jim WILKES, Staff Reporters
A routine fishing trip for salmon off Port Credit on Lake Ontario turned into a tragedy when a 16-foot aluminum boat suddenly began to draw water and capsized, killing a 55-year-old Georgetown man.
And for almost 90 minutes after the boat sank yesterday morning, Bryan RICHARDS, 27, and his girlfriend Elizabeth SUTTON, 24, hung on for dear life, bobbing up and down in three-metre waves, desperately waiting for help
SUTTON had a life jacket on, while RICHARDS, who didn't, lay flat across a floating seat from the boat, all the while clinging to his dead father. RICHARDS said his father, Albert "Roger" RICHARDS, died within moments of hitting the water. Police said it is unknown whether the father was wearing a life jacket, but his son said he was.
"My dad started panicking," said RICHARDS yesterday from his hospital bed at the Trillium Health Centre where he was being treated for hypothermia.
"I reached over, grabbed him, and as I pulled him back he turned around and said 'I'm cold' and then passed away."
"I knew he was dead. It was just the look on his face."
RICHARDS said the three had headed out on their boat called the Left-Handed Newfie around 7.30 a.m. to take part in a salmon derby. Around 9.30 a.m., just as they were in the process of changing lures on a downrigger system, the boat suddenly began to draw water at the back and went down, stern first, throwing all three into the water.
"It went back, up, down," said RICHARDS, describing how his girlfriend managed to grab on to a life jacket for herself in the nick of time.
RICHARDS said while he bobbed in the waves in a bay just west of Port Credit holding on to his dead father, he tried to keep in touch with SUTTON. Both of them shouted back and forth at each other, encouraging each other to stay conscious and saying they loved each other, he said.
RICHARDS said that throughout the experience, rage built inside him because he had his father in his arms and just wanted to get SUTTON to safety.
"This is a dream and I want it to end right now," he recalled thinking, but since it wasn't, he said he began to think about his mother and his girlfriend's 14-month-old baby.
"I wanted to do more but I couldn't," he said. "I wasn't going to let (my father) go."
Several fishing boats passed by but didn't see them despite the fact that fishing gear was strewn all over the water. One boat finally saw them and immediately radioed a distress signal around 11 a.m.
That was when police and other boaters converged around the scene to mount the rescue.
Both RICHARDS, who works as a shipper and receiver with PL Foods in Georgetown, and SUTTON were taken to the Trillium Health Centre. SUTTON was discharged late yesterday afternoon, while RICHARDS was kept overnight for observation.
RICHARDS said his father, whose passion was fishing, was on disability from a workplace accident in a brake factory that had resulted in his right leg being amputated.
He said his father, whom he called his dearest friend, had taken part in countless fishing derbies in the area over the decades. "All I know is that I won't step on another boat," said RICHARDS. "I may not even go fishing anymore. It was 'our' thing."
Among the first on the scene of the rescue were Peter FAIRWEATHER and Dan LETUAL of Oakville, who found RICHARDS and SUTTON shivering in another fisherman's boat. The son was reaching over the stern, holding onto his father's leg, unable to pull him over the gunwale.
"There was no way to hoist him," said FAIRWEATHER, 42. "He was a pretty big guy."
He said they looped a rope around the drowned man's leg, so the son could be treated by police and paramedics.
"The son was definitely in shock," he said. "That was just his reaction to hold on to him."
FAIRWEATHER said it was a rough day on the lake, with waves nearly three metres high.
"We were bouncing around a lot," he said, adding that in such conditions things can go from good to bad in an instant. "It doesn't take much water in the back of the boat to swamp it."
"If you get hit by a wave sideways, the whole thing goes down in 30 seconds it's gone," said fishing charter operator Brian SLANEY, 45, whose huge boat dwarfs the 16-foot open aluminum craft belonging to RICHARDS. " You have no time to get on your radio and call.
"Wind is a powerful thing, water is powerful. I don't think it would take long for them to start getting into trouble" once the boat started filling with water, he said. "It's a real tragedy."
Another boater said it was "the worst conditions I've ever seen," recalling how the wind-whipped waves pushed his boat's bow "way up into air."
Paul KRISTOFIC, who runs Salmon Strike Charters, was about three kilometres offshore when he heard the mayday call over his radio.
"That's your duty as a boater on the water," he said. "So I pulled the rods up and burned over there as quick as I could."
He saw debris from the sunken boat floating in the water, including two seats later brought to shore by police.
"This is a tight community down here," he said. "It really hits home.
"The water was pretty rough this morning, so you just have to be careful out there."
He called the man a "friendly guy" who hung out at the dock to chat up the charter captains and learn about good fishing spots.
Fishing Friends said Roger RICHARDS' nickname was also the name of his boat. Others said they simply called him Lefty, because his amputated leg had been replaced by a prosthetic one.
SLANEY recalled the man as "a real jovial guy" who loved to prowl the docks near the mouth of the Credit River.
"This is where he liked to be," he said. "That's all we talked about -- boating and fishing.
"It was his passion."
KRISTOFIC said boaters and anglers alike have to be ready for trouble.
"Accidents happen everywhere, on the road and on the water," he said. "So you just have to be careful and make sure you're well-prepared out there for anything.
"A lot of times the water can be pretty cold, so you should wear your lifejacket all the time."
LETUAL was more pointed.
"You're a fool to go out if you're not wearing a life jacket," he said.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-05 published
Barrie mom faced custody hearing
Girls, 1 and 3, found dead at home
Family court appearance set for today
By Jim WILKES and Jessica LEEDER, Staff Reporters with files from Peter EDWARDS
Barrie -- Friends say a woman charged with killing her two young daughters feared she was about to lose them in a bitter custody battle with her estranged husband.
The latest chapter in the custody dispute was to have played out in family court today, but yesterday's slayings of Sophia CAMPIONE, 3, and her year-old sister Serena have brought that hearing to a tragic end.
Frances Elaine CAMPIONE, 31, will instead face two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the blond-haired tots who one friend described as "perfect little angels."
Neighbours in the 13-storey apartment building on Coulter Street, a stone's thrown from Bayfield St. and Highway 400 in Barrie's north end, were stunned by news that police had found the children dead when they answered an emergency call shortly after 6 a.m. yesterday.
Insp. Jim FARRELL said CAMPIONE had placed a 911 call reporting "two dead children inside an apartment."
As officers stood watch over the slain youngsters' bodies, CAMPIONE was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital for a medical examination and then moved to police headquarters for questioning.
Police were awaiting the results of autopsies today to learn how the children were killed.
"It's a sad day for the city of Barrie," FARRELL said.
CAMPIONE had moved to the apartment, behind the huge Bayfield Mall, a few months ago after separating from her husband, Leo, who was living with his parents in Woodbridge.
Neighbours said Children's Aid Society workers had visited her twice in recent weeks as she prepared for today's custody hearing.
Some recalled seeing the little girls running in the hallways of the building or holding on to their mother in the elevators.
"They were the sweetest little girls that you've ever seen in your life -- tiny, petite and well-behaved," said neighbour Cathie MORGAN, 50. "The mother always took such good care of them. They were always dressed in princess dresses."
MORGAN said she was struggling to understand how anyone could take two precious, innocent lives.
CAMPIONE was a "woman who was tormented," said friend Sharon LYNN, who wiped tears from red-rimmed eyes as she placed flowers outside the building late yesterday afternoon.
LYNN said CAMPIONE was struggling to cope with a life that was "so bad.
"That mother needs a hug," she said. "She needs to know that people love her."
John KERR said he last saw the mother and daughters in an elevator a day earlier.
"She's not a happy woman," said KERR, 37. "I've never ever seen that woman smile.
"She was not a happy person at all."
A resident of the Woodbridge neighbourhood where Leo CAMPIONE grew up said the girls' mother went into a deep depression after the birth of her second child last year.
She said the mother dropped the children off at her in-laws, saying she couldn't deal with them.
At one point, she didn't even want to see the kids, so the grandmother took them in, the neighbour said.
One neighbour on the Woodbridge street where the dead girl's grandparents live collapsed when she heard the news of the slayings.
Other neighbours described the girls' father as a hard-working, soft-spoken construction worker who loved to spend time with his children.
"He loved his kids," said Elisa RIZZO, a grandmother who watched Leo CAMPIONE grow up on the street, fall in love, then suffer through marriage break-up.
"He wanted to work things out for the kids, and he loved his wife too," said RIZZO.
Family members guarded the grandparents' door from the media as red-eyed neighbours dropped in to pay their respects.
Neighbours said the girls' grandparents loved to walk the girls through the neighbourhood where many families have lived for a quarter-century.
"They would walk them every day," one said.
"They loved to take them to the park and to church," said another.
The building where the slayings took place is operated by the Barrie Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation, which provides geared-to-income and full-market-rate units.
Ann HARVEY, the corporation's community relations manager, said she had met the family and described the two dead girls as "very sweet."
"The whole family was very wonderful -- gentle, sweet people," she said. "They were nice young children.
"There's just sadness, just overwhelming sadness."
Barrie had just two homicides in 2005.
"Barrie doesn't see too many homicides in a year," said Sgt. Dave GOODBRAND. "To make it two children, it touches the hearts of everybody.
"It's going to take some time for people to try to consume why this occurred," he said. "Hopefully we'll have some answers for the public in time to come.
"There's still a lot of legwork that has to be done by investigators."
GOODBRAND said he was moved as he watched the youngsters' bodies removed from the building.
"It chokes me up," he said. "I have two children about the same ages.
"I can't imagine anything like this. It would be my worst nightmare."

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-24 published
Boating accident kills Mississauga principal
Called 'respected, strong mentor' to pupils, staff, colleagues
Boat swept through gate in dam on Loon Lake, police say
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
The popular principal of a Mississauga elementary school has died after a weekend boating accident in cottage country.
Ontario Provincial Police said Deborah MacDONALD was paddling a 12-foot motorboat across Loon Lake, near Kearney, to meet her husband at a public boat launch to put the boat in storage for the winter.
But the 53-year-old woman was apparently swept down a spillway in a concrete dam on the lake and struck her head on the dam's edge.
"The motor wasn't working, so she was paddling it," an Ontario Provincial Police officer said yesterday.
"Her injuries were grave," he said. "It was a tragic mishap."
Staff and students at Mississauga's Thomas Street Middle School, where MacDONALD was principal, were mourning her death yesterday.
In a letter to parents, Jim GRIEVE, Peel's director of education, called MacDONALD "an incredibly caring educator who was very involved with the students at the school and a recognized leader in education with 30 years of experience in the Peel board.
"She will be greatly missed."
Flags at Peel schools were at half-mast in her honour. Crisis counsellors were also at Thomas Street Middle School to help staff and students cope with MacDONALD's death.
MacDONALD had also been principal at Greenbriar Senior Public School in Brampton.
"She was a totally committed and dedicated professional," said Judith NYMAN, Peel's associate education director.
"At the heart of anything she's ever done… the best interests of students were always at the forefront.
"She has been a strong mentor, not only for students and staff, but also with colleagues, a highly respected person that people could turn to for assistance, advice and counsel," Nyman said.
Ken MacDONALD said he found his wife slumped in the boat when he drove around the lake to meet her on Saturday.
Police told him she likely suffered severe head injuries when she went through an adjustable sluice gate in the dam, he said.
He said he ran up a hill to get neighbours to call police and paramedics, then returned to the scene to give his wife aid until they arrived.
"I certainly tried," he said.
"I did everything I possibly could."
MacDONALD was taken to the Huntsville and District Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto, where she died Sunday.
"She has a wonderful legacy, from her beautiful children to a vast array of people from all walks of life," Ken said. "She enjoyed life to the fullest and was skilled at bringing people together."
Married for 26 years to Ken, Deborah MacDONALD also leaves daughter Becky, who is following her footsteps at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto, son Robert at Brock University and daughter Katie at Niagara College.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 2180 Hurontario St. in Mississauga at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-30 published
Drivers sought in hit-and-runs
Man, 19, killed on Highway 27
Woman injured on Adelaide St. W.
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
Andres MOLDONADO was walking in the middle of Highway 27 at the wrong time when the first car clipped him early yesterday.
The crossing light at Humber College Blvd. was still red when he tumbled into the curb lane and was run over by a second car heading north.
The second car drove off as the 19-year-old Brampton man died in the street.
Det. Wally WATTS of Toronto Police traffic services said the driver of the first car remained at the scene, but the second driving what may be a beige or gold Pontiac Grand Am -- paused only briefly, as if the driver knew he or she had hit something or someone. The car sped off as passersby tended to MOLDONADO.
Both cars had the green light in the intersection when the accident occurred and MOLDONADO was crossing against a red light, witnesses: told police.
It was one of two hit-and-run accidents early yesterday that had police hunting motorists who failed to help their victims.
A woman suffered serious injuries when struck while walking on Adelaide St. W. near York St. at about 2: 30 a.m., police said. She was expected to survive.
WATTS said the driver who fled the fatal accident should "do the right thing" and surrender to police.
Sgt. Larry ZIMMERMAN agreed.
"We're pulling out all the stops to find this driver," ZIMMERMAN said.
"My advice would be that he get a lawyer and turn himself in, because sooner or later we're going to come and get him."

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-06 published
Murder-suicide rocks neighbourhood
Man kills wife, daughter as 2 others sleep
Heads to in-laws, jumps off balcony
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
An East York man killed his wife and 14-year-old daughter in the family townhouse early yesterday, then jumped to his death from the balcony of his in-laws' ninth-floor apartment nearby.
Homicide detectives said two other daughters, aged 9 and 12, slept through the attack in a townhouse on Wakunda Pl., near Victoria Park Ave. and Eglinton Ave.
Det. Sgt. Peter CALLAGHAN said police were alerted to the slayings when a man called a 911 operator about 3: 30 a.m. and said he'd killed his wife and daughter and was about to kill himself.
The father, identified by Friends as "Kumar" THAYAKUMAR, 40, apparently fled the family home after the attacks, crossed Parma Park and entered the Sunrise Ave. apartment of his wife's parents, from where he could look across to his own home.
CALLAGHAN said the grandparents were roused by the sound of THAYAKUMAR talking on the phone to police. They watched in horror as he dropped the phone, opened the balcony door and hopped over the edge.
"From what I understand from the call takers, he was reasonably calm when he was on the phone with them," CALLAGHAN said.
"He just indicated that he'd killed his wife and his daughter, where we could find them and that he intended to take his own life. He told them specifically that he was trying to kill himself."
Family members told police they were unaware of problems in the couple's relationship.
Officers arrived at both scenes about the same time. In the townhouse they found Malini THAYAKUMAR, 36, who had what CALLAGHAN called "obvious trauma" to her body and 14-year-old Neruuya, who had no outward signs to show how she died. Attempts to revive them were unsuccessful.
Autopsies were expected to take place today.
Outside the Sunrise Ave. apartment, police found THAYAKUMAR's body crumpled in a rear parking area beside garbage containers.
Pritiga THAYAKUMAR, 12, and her 9-year-old sister were led from the townhouse by police so they wouldn't see the carnage inside. They were in the care of relatives last night.
"They were completely unaware of what had taken place in the home," CALLAGHAN said. "They were asleep at the time the officers arrived."
The slayings stunned residents still reeling from a homicide in their neighbourhood on Thanksgiving Day.
Kareme PARKS, 20, was slain on October 9, shot several times in the head beside another apartment building on Sunrise Ave. His family lives in a townhouse that backs onto the THAYAKUMAR unit on Wakunda Pl.
Tianna PARKS, 13, still grieving her brother's death, was also mourning the death of Neruuya, who attended East York Collegiate, but was a grade ahead of her last year at Gordon A. Brown Middle School.
Neruuya wrote in the Grade 8 yearbook earlier this year that she wanted "to go university and become a doctor."
"It's heartbreaking," Tianna said. "She was so young. She never really got to do anything."
She said Neruuya was a good student and a prefect who monitored hall activities at the school. "Whenever the teachers needed a volunteer, she was always there to help," she said.
"I want to leave this neighbourhood as soon as possible because it's really dangerous, it's scary. I just stay inside as much as possible because it's not safe out here."
Friend Andreine BROCK, 13, agreed. "I worry that I might get killed next," she said. "I try to stay inside to be safe."
Neighbour Pratibha TRIPATHI, 48-year-old mother of two, said she was horrified at the deaths just down the walkway.
"It is so scary, so frightening, so sad," she said, holding hands to her face to hide her tears. "You see them every day and then they are just gone, just gone."
CALLAGHAN said he couldn't explain what sparks such deadly domestic disputes. He said such slayings are not "a new phenomenon to this city, to this country or to the community at large.
"This kind of thing goes on all the time… I don't think we ever get used to this."

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-08 published
Wary hiker killed in woods
Criminal negligence charge laid
Forest near Tottenham a favourite spot
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter files from Richard BRENNAN and Victoria KENT
Marianne SCHMID loved to walk the leafy paths of the lush public forest near her home west of Tottenham.
But the 67-year-old hiker never made the daily trek during hunting season, her family says, because she was wary of hunters shooting at deer or wild turkeys that amble through the pines a 45-minute drive north of Toronto.
SCHMID didn't know hunting season had begun on Monday, and, despite wearing a red sweater and jeans, was shot dead by a hunter who thought she was wild game wandering the woods that afternoon.
Her husband, Walter, who was worried when she didn't return home, took his 2-year-old grand_son for a ride to find her and ended up identifying her body in the back of an ambulance by the side of the road.
Police last night charged a Keswick man with criminal negligence causing death in the incident.
"She was my everything," SCHMID said yesterday in the stone and wood home he and Marianne built themselves in the late 1960s, even as she was pregnant with son Toby, now 36.
"It's stupidity," he said.
"We'll never -- never -- recover what was destroyed by that one shot."
SCHMID said his wife had phoned the Ontario Provincial Police just last week, "because she had a scare with someone shooting" in the forest.
He said she stopped walking in the forest when hunting season began each autumn. But because the dates of the season change from year to year, they didn't realize it began on Monday.
He said she had encountered bow hunters earlier this fall, when their hunting season was in full swing.
"But they shoot at closer range, so they can see their targets more clearly."
Officers from the Nottawasaga detachment of Ontario Provincial Police were called to the Simcoe Regional Forest late Monday afternoon to answer a call about a woman who was injured. They found SCHMID dead from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, deep in the forest off the 2nd Concession of Adjala-Tosorontio Township, north of Highway 9, a few kilometres east of Mono Mills.
"I keep hearing that this was a tragic hunting accident," said SCHMID's son, Toby. "This wasn't an accident.
"A tree falling on her would be an accident. I thought the cardinal rule for responsible hunters was that you positively identify your target before you pull the trigger."
Walter agreed.
"We don't understand how anybody could confuse her with a deer," he said, standing on the second floor of the family home, at the end of a long driveway that winds through a woodlot of pine, cedar and fir on the 3rd Concession.
"We're not against hunting, but this is not a hunting accident."
Walter came to Canada from Germany in 1957 and Marianne followed the next year, even though she was too young to emigrate alone under German law.
"She snuck away to Canada to marry me," he said, summoning a small smile. "We built this house together. She cut the stone herself and carried it up a ladder when she was pregnant to build the chimney.
"We still had big plans, very big plans. Everything we did was because of her."
SCHMID said his wife drove to the forest each day for a hike along the path that loops through the trees. He took a video of her playing in the fallen leaves with 2-year-old grand_son Max just moments before she put the youngster down for a nap and headed off for her walk on Monday.
"She was wearing a red turtleneck sweater -- red of all colours," Toby said. "She left her coat behind because it was such a nice day.
"And they make it mandatory for hunters to wear orange vests."
Walter said his wife was "a real jock."
"I couldn't keep up with her," he said
Toby said his mother was an avid scuba diver, hiker, skier, kayaker and windsurfer.
"She could leave young punks behind on the water -- myself included," he said.
The last fatal hunting incident in Ontario was in December 2004, when a 62-year-old hunter shot two men as they set up decoys near Kohler, outside Hamilton.
The hunter apparently mistook them for ducks, despite the bright orange hat and coats they wore, required under Ontario law.
Hunting accidents in Ontario have dramatically declined over the years -- there were just two in the province last year and neither was deadly.
But Robert Pye, spokesperson for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, said the fatal shooting is "deeply disturbing… it's just a shocking incident."
"Hunters in Ontario are required to have a minimum of 20 hours of firearms and hunter education safety training and over a million people have gone through the training (in the past 50 years)," Pye said.
"That's why we are so shocked, because hunting has enjoyed an incredible safety track record, particularly the last 10 years or so. The safety record for hunters has been near flawless for the last three or four years."
A Ministry of Natural Resources official noted the deer hunt in the area where SCHMID was shot is designated a so-called "controlled hunt" where hunters can only use shotguns, firing slugs rather than pellets, or black powder weapons whose projectiles don't travel as far as a bullet fired from a high-power hunting rifle.
Frederick Paul THOMAS, 60, of Keswick, faces charges of criminal negligence causing death and careless use of a firearm. He is to appear in Bradford court December 21.

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