SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-06 published
HAWTHORN, Daniel Fleming " Dan"
Peacefully with all his family at his side at University Hospital, London on Friday June 1, 2007. Dan HAWTHORN of Markdale in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of 61 years to Doris (née PERRODON,) loving father of Judy SMITH (Rick) Sandra GIGNAC (John) and the late Danny, loved Poppa of Becky (Jeremy), Danny, Dana (Tim), Richard (Lindsay), Dawn (Kyle) and great-granddaughter Taylor, predeceased by brothers William and Frank. Cremation. A private family service was held. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross St. Brantford. www.dennistoll.ca "Was dearly loved and will be sadly missed"
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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-13 published
MARTYNIUK, Douglas George
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Doug in his 78th year, on June 11, 2007 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga. Predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret PORTEOUS, his brother Bill SMITH (Unity, Saskatchewan,) nephews Donald HAGAN (Regina, Saskatchewan), Jim HAGAN (Thompson, Manitoba) and Murray PORTEOUS (Toronto.) He is survived by his sister Ellen HAGAN of Mississauga, sisters in law Margaret SMITH of Unity, Alice PORTEOUS of Toronto, Evelyn PORTEOUS of North Bay, 6 nieces, 2 nephews and many great nieces and nephews. Doug had an illustrious career in the 12 volt industry spanning more than 40 years. He and his wife Margaret established a large farm near Maxwell, Ontario raising registered Hereford cattle. Doug will be remembered for his love, generosity and warmth by his neighbours and Friends. We will all miss him dearly. Special thanks to those who provided care; Doctor John GAPSKI and all staff at the Oncology unit at the Trillium Health Centre and to the nurses at the 4B Nursing Centre for the care given the last week of Doug's life. God bless you all. The family will receive Friends at the Turner and Porter "Peel Chapel", 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Mississauga on Wednesday, June 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation continues at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, June 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, June 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Maxwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-12 published
SMITH, Linda
In loving memory of a beautiful daughter and sister, Linda, who passed away September 15, 2002.
This morning as I lay in bed, with sleep still in my eyes
A breeze so gentle, touched my face, and memories made me rise
I looked outside my window to the garden, wet with dew
I thought of happy, loving times, those years I spent with you
A beautiful white butterfly was fluttering to and fro
A bee was buzzing on the wall, a grasshopper below
I thought - oh, how you love these times. A warm, bright sunny day
You loved the snow, the wind, the rain, the blue sky and the grey
You were such a "happy person in the short time you were here
You brought such joy to all of us whenever you were near.
Oh Linda, how I miss you. Your sparkle and your heart
So filled with love for all of us
Again my tears will start
But all at once I hear the sound of laughter just outside
I know that laugh! It's Linda's laugh I push the window wide
I pray with every breath I take that she'll be standing there
She'll wave. She'll laugh. She'll call my name. But she's not anywhere
For just an instant sadness seems to overwhelm my brain
I think of things she liked to do.
This seems to ease the pain.
Then "reality" clouds my morning as remembering makes me smile
For I know Linda's memory heals my soul for just a while
My heart soars, in that instant as the dream now fades behind
Cause I heard Linda laugh today if only in my mind
- Forever loved, forever missed, Dad, Lois, Gladys, Judy and families.
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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-12 published
SMITH, Linda.
There will always be a heartache
And often a silent tear
But always precious memories
Of the days when you were here.
- Sadly missed and loved by Gord, Jenna and Derek.
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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-19 published
SMITH, Winnifred Joan
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday September 16, 2007 of Grey Gables, Markdale and formerly of Flesherton in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert SMITH. Loving mother of Ian (Cathy) of Flesherton and Pam of Maple. She will be loved and remembered by her grand_son Sam of Kitchener. Dear sister of Kathleen PARKER of Kent, England and the late Leslie and Doreen MONK. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Tuesday, September 18 from 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Priceville on Wednesday, September 19 at 11 a.m. Interment - Evergreen Cemetery. Comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion, Flesherton-Markdale Br. #333, assembled for service Tuesday evening. Memorial contributions to Ride for Sight, Grey Gables Nursing Home or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund would be gratefully appreciated.
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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-26 published
SMITH, Winnifred
The family of Winnifred SMITH will always remember and extends sincere thanks to the individuals and community who, by their actions, demonstrated such caring during her life, and through their floral tributes, charitable donations and generous support of her family, honoured her at her death. Although we cannot name everyone here, thanks go to Doctor POWER, the exceptional staff of Grey Gables, Doctor KUMAR, the Emergency and Step-Down Units of Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound; Fawcett Funeral Home the Flesherton-Markdale branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for their moving service; the pallbearers; Reverend NICOLSON, Grant SAYERS, and Willing Helpers of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Priceville for their tender tribute by music, word and deed. To these and many others, no kindness or remembrance went unnoticed.
- Kath, Ian, Cathy, Pam and Sam
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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-17 published
PRIDDLE, Stanley Alexander
Stanley Alexander PRIDDLE of Markdale passed away suddenly in the Grey-Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound on Sunday evening, September 2, 2007.
He was born on July 10, 1930 in Osprey Township, the only son of Roy PRIDDLE and Jessie (BADGEROW) PRIDDLE. He and his three sisters attended S.S.#2 McIntyre in Osprey Township where his parents farmed. In 1944 Stan's father purchased a home near Dundalk where the family resided for many years.
Stan's working career started after high school when he found employment with Aitchison's Bakery in Dundalk. He worked there for 12 years and learned the baking trade. In 1957 he took over the bakery in Markdale which had been started by Allen SMITH of Dundalk. Two years later he purchased a building across the street and moved the business there.
On October 24, 1959 he married Vivian DAWSON of Dundalk and together they owned and operated Priddle's Bakery. And that bakery was a great success. People still rave about it today. Just last year someone told his daughter Brenda that she used to go to his bakery and had to hide the pastries she bought in different areas of her house so people wouldn't eat them before meal time. Many of the pleasant memories shared by those who attended visitations and the funeral revolved around the bakery.
After Stan sold the bakery in 1972, he worked as a baker for Vern's Donuts in Owen Sound His employer, Vern BARBER, remembered Stan as someone who always had a smile on his face, and his co-worker, Paul DICKSON/DIXON said that Stan taught him how to be a good baker. Stan worked for Vern for 17 years before ill health forced him to retire.
Stan's favourite pastime was to drive a car. He enjoyed travelling to many places, both locally and far away. He has been in every Canadian province and in many parts of the United States, to the Bahamas and to Jamaica. "If you're not going, you're not living!" was his motto.
In retirement years he and Vivian purchased antique cars and attended local parades and car shows. If a stranger wanted a ride in one of his cars, he gave him one. They had many adventures with these cars and met many new people along the way.
Stan had a good sense of humour. He was generous, quiet kind and considerate. He was held in good esteem by all who knew him.
Stan is survived by his daughters, Brenda CATCHER of Owen Sound and Evelyn (Reg) CREGO of Burlington and by his son David (Camilla) PRIDDLE of Manotick, near Ottawa. He also has four grandchildren, Ryan and Allison DEMERCHANT and Cole and Brock PRIDDLE. He is fondly remembered by his friend Joyce ROWE of Hanover who has arranged to have a tree planted in his honour near Griersville. He is also survived by his sisters Rosetta MUIR of Dundalk, Margaret BROWN of Shelburne and Verna MARKOVICH of Shelburne. His mother-in-law Lillian DAWSON of Shelburne and his brother-in-law Tom DAWSON of Dundalk also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Roy and Jessie PRIDDLE, and by his brothers-in-law Bill MUIR, Donald BROWN and Stephen MARKOVICH.
A funeral was held on Friday, September 7 at the Donald and May Funeral Home in Markdale. His daughter Brenda wrote the eulogy and his son David delivered the eulogy along with his own thoughts. His other daughter, Evelyn, prepared a collage of pictures of Stan at various stages in his life. Rev. Mark WAUGH officiated at the service and David FRIES played the organ. A floral arrangement was made for Stan by Bernice TUPLIN of Feversham.
Friends and relatives were present from Markdale, Dundalk, Owen Sound, Chesley, Cambridge, Burlington and Manotick.
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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-07 published
SZOKE, Emma (née MONDICH)
Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Friday November 2, 2007 in her 78th year after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Emma SZOKE (née MONDICH,) beloved wife of the late Michael SZOKE (1983.) Much loved mother of Katherine STRAUSS and her husband Ken, Dundas, Amy MORGAN and her husband Ron, Scotland, Ontario and Susan CARTER and her husband David, Toronto and Josie McDONNELL and her husband Stephen of New York City. Loving grandmother of Jennifer STROME and her husband Neil, Holly STRAUSS and her fiancée Tim O'BRIEN, Kendra STRAUSS, James MORGAN, Lesley SMITH, Sarah, Anne and Felix McDONNELL and great-grandmother of Samuel STROME. Dear sister and friend of Leslie MONDICH of Brantford. Emma will be remembered as a friend of many. Emma came to Canada as a young girl with her mother to join her father. She and her husband Mike raised four daughters who were the love of her life and later returned to school for a nursing diploma. Emma worked for 17 years at the Brantford General Hospital where she was known for her compassion and excellent nursing skills. Emma loved life and travel. She had a remarkable gift for Friendship and always had a kind word and time for everyone. Emma endured her hardships with courage, equanimity and faith and was a pillar for her family. The family received Friends at McCleister Funeral Home Brantford on Sunday November 4 with the funeral service held in the chapel on Monday November 5 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Scotland Cemetery. If wished, the family would gratefully appreciate memorial donations to the Parkinson Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-21 published
FERGUSON, Dennis Willis John
Suddenly at his residence in Shelburne on Wednesday, November 14, 2007. Dennis FERGUSON in his 54th year, beloved son of Wm. C. FERGUSON (Margaret.) Dear brother of Lois (Doug) PULLEN, Gladys (Mike) JOYCE, Judy (Mike) KNUTSON and brother-in-law of Gord SMITH. Will be sadly missed by four nieces Jenna, Kayla, Jessica and Allison, six nephews Derek, Ryan, Kyle, Jeremy, Cory and Cameron and a great-niece Gracie. Predeceased by his mother Doris (Miller) FERGUSON and a sister Linda SMITH. A private family burial service was held on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at Badjeros Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk.
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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-12-19 published
FLUNEY, Delmar
Peacefully in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Saturday, December 15th 2007. Delmar FLUNEY, in his 89th year, beloved husband of the late Elva (BUNSTON) FLUNEY. Dear father of Kenneth (Karen) FLUNEY of Orangeville and loving grandfather of Kevin (Sandy) FLUNEY of Shelburne and Kyle FLUNEY of Heathcote. Survived by a brother-in-law Robert (Eileen) BUNSTON of Wasaga Beach and a sister-in-law Marjory (Ross) CALLAWAY of Hamilton. Loving uncle of Terry (Heather,) Dean (Debbie), Debbie, Judy (Don) and Wendy (Peter). Predeceased by a sister Marjorie (Elmer) SMITH. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation was held on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-10-26 published
DOCHERTY, May (SMITH)
Passed away at London Health Sciences Centre -- Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. The former May SMITH, of R.R.#3 Durham, in her 67th year.
Beloved wife of Hugh DOCHERTY. Loving mother of Robert DOCHERTY of Lexington, Kentucky and Derek DOCHERTY and his wife Jenny of Grand Valley.
Cherished grandmother of Bobby, Catherine, Mackenzie, Stuart, Madeline and Emily. Sister of Margaret (Hugh) O'PRAY of Scotland. Predeceased by her brother William and her sisters Helen and Roberta.
Visitation was held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of May's life was held at the Funeral Home on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with Pastor Louie FOSTER officiating. Committal Service and interment was held at the Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Foursquare Gospel Church would be appreciated by the family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
Former Hanover woman killed
A funeral was held in Hanover on Monday for 44-year-old Joann SMITH- FAIRBAIRN, who died on October 29.
Newspaper reports say that a 47-year-old man arrived at the Guelph Police station on October 29 around 3: 15 p.m. stating that he had killed his wife. The report said that the man provided an address where the woman could be found and was immediately taken into custody.
When police arrived at the unlocked home on Dodds Avenue in Guelph, the body of a woman was found, and was pronounced deceased by the coroner.
According to the Guelph Mercury newspaper, an autopsy revealed that Joann SMITH- FAIRBAIRN had died of blunt force trauma. Police have charged Stewart SMITH- FAIRBAIRN with first-degree murder, the report said. The case is still under investigation.
Joann SMITH- FAIRBAIRN is survived by her parents, Owen and Florence SMITH, brother Robert SMITH and his wife Kathleen of Hanover, sisters Debra and her husband Dennis MacKAY of Ayr and Marie and her husband Brad HOPKINS of Hanover.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiated. Cremation with interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.
The obituary, which can be read on page B3, invited memorial donations to the Women's House of Bruce County as expressions of sympathy.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
SMITH- FAIRBAIRN, Joann
Joann SMITH- FAIRBAIRN, of Guelph, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2007. She was 44.
Survived by her parents Owen and Florence (née HINCHBERGER) SMITH, brother Robert and his wife Kathleen SMITH of Hanover, sisters Debra and her husband Dennis MacKAY of Ayr and Marie and her husband Brad HOPKINS of Hanover.
Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiated.
Cremation with interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.
Memorial donations to Women's House of Bruce County were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-08 published
SMITH, Irene
In loving memory of a dear Mom who passed away January 8th, 2006.
If tears could build a stairway
And memories a lane,
We'd walk right up to heaven
And bring you home again.
- We will miss you forever, your family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-12 published
BECKETT, Donald Alexander
Suddenly at his residence on Monday, January 8th 2007. Don BECKETT of Derby Township in his 69th year. Cherished friend of Mavis WINCH and her son David. Dear brother-in-law of Marylon and Everett HALL, Sandra SMITH and Jim McCRAE, Terry and Donna KUHL, and Wendy and Glen McKEE. Brother of Ken and Eileen, Wilmer and Mabel, Hugh and Jondra. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Brenda (nee KUHL,) and parents Grant and Maggie BECKETT. A private family service will be held at a later date. At Don's request cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence to the family may be made at www.tannahill.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-11 published
SMITH, Dennis Murray
Suddenly in Owen Sound on Saturday, June 9, 2007. Dennis SMITH of Meaford, beloved husband of Frieda WIDEMAN, at the age of 67. Predeceased by his former wife Carol (née TIPPIN) in 1990. Loved father of Jerry and Naomi SMITH of Port Perry, Wendy SMITH and George UHLARIK of Branchton, Paul SMITH and Tammy KEAN of Meaford, and Chirs and Jane SMITH of Georgetown. Also remembered by Frieda's children Christine and Mitch BRADLEY of Elmira, Kathy and Richard GRAVELLE of Kitchener, and Gerry and Sue WIDEMAN of Drayton. Sadly missed grandpa of seven and step-grandfather of seven. Dear brother of Leta (Mrs. Bud WHITE/WHYTE) of Vancouver, British Columbia and predeceased by a sister Joanne (Jim) OLIVER of Meaford. Special nephew of Nina SMITH of Meaford. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., in Meaford on Tuesday from 1: 30 until 4 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. Thence to Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford where funeral and committal services, officiated by Reverend Steve BEDARD, will be conducted on Wednesday, June 13 at 1: 30 p.m. with cremation to follow. As your expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-12 published
MARTYNIUK, Douglas George
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Doug in his 78th year, on June 11, 2007 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga. Predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret PORTEOUS, his brother Bill SMITH (Unity, Saskatchewan.,) nephews Donald HAGAN (Regina, Saskatchewan.), Jim HAGAN (Thompson, Manitoba) and Murray PORTEOUS (Toronto.) He is survived by his sister Ellen HAGAN of Mississauga, sisters-in-law Margaret SMITH of Unity, Alice PORTEOUS of Toronto, Evelyn PORTEOUS of North Bay, 6 nieces, 2 nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. Doug had an illustrious career in the 12 volt industry spanning more than 40 years. He and his wife Margaret established a large farm near Maxwell, Ontario raising registered Hereford cattle. Doug will be remembered for his love, generosity and warmth by his neighbours and Friends. We will all miss him dearly. Special thanks to those who provided care; Doctor John GAPSKI and all staff at the Oncology unit at the Trillium Health Centre and to the nurses at the 4B Nursing Centre for the care given the last week of Doug's life. God bless you all. The family will receive Friends at the Turner and Porter “Peel Chapel“, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Wednesday, June 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation continues at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, June 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, June 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Maxwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-13 published
MARTYNIUK, Douglas George
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Doug in his 78th year, on June 11, 2007 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga. Predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret PORTEOUS, his brother Bill SMITH (Unity, Saskatchewan.,) nephews Donald HAGAN (Regina, Saskatchewan.), Jim HAGAN (Thompson, Manitoba) and Murray PORTEOUS (Toronto.) He is survived by his sister Ellen HAGAN of Mississauga, sisters-in-law Margaret SMITH of Unity, Alice PORTEOUS of Toronto, Evelyn PORTEOUS of North Bay, 6 nieces, 2 nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. Doug had an illustrious career in the 12 volt industry spanning more than 40 years. He and his wife Margaret established a large farm near Maxwell, Ontario raising registered Hereford cattle. Doug will be remembered for his love, generosity and warmth by his neighbours and Friends. We will all miss him dearly. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, FLESHERTON on Thursday, June 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, June 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Maxwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-22 published
DATEMA, Deborah Correen (née STRYKER)
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family at her side at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, June 21, 2007. Debbie DATEMA (née STRYKER) of Owen Sound in her 40th year. Beloved wife of Wayne. Dear mother of Courtney, Kurtis and Brett all at home. Loving daughter of Kurt and Corrie STRYKER and daughter-in-law of Merv and Gay DATEMA. Sadly missed by her sister Jennifer and her husband Rob SMITH of Mississauga and her twin brother Dan STRYKER and his wife Tanya of Owen Sound. Debbie will also be lovingly remembered by her brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. Debbie and Wayne have operated Country Charm Furniture in Owen Sound for the past 12 years. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the First Christian Reformed Church, 201 4th Ave. West, Owen Sound on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to Timothy Christian School or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-25 published
MARTIN, Mae (née SMITH)
Of Owen Sound, and formerly of Lion's Head, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 23, 2007 in her 81st year. Cherished mother of Bill of Lion's head and Joanne of Toronto. She will be sadly missed by grandchildren Rob (Kim), Samantha, Nastassja, Cassaundra and Dylan, sister Bernice (Norman) NIXON of Lion's head and daughter-in-law Leslie MARTIN of Burlington. Mae was predeceased by her husband Bill, son Bob, parents Joice (SHEARER) and Malcolm SMITH, brother Glen SMITH and sister Margaret SHOULDICE. Family and Friends are invited to the visitation on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at the Davidson Chapel, 71 Main Street, Lion's Head. The service to celebrate Mae's life will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Davidson Chapel. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Lion's head Hospital or charity closest to your heart would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-26 published
COTURE, Frank Alexander
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Friday, June 22, 2007 with his family at his side. Frank COTURE of Owen Sound in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Pat (née GUILLE.) Dear father of Bob and his wife Jill, Don, Frank jr. and his wife Tara all of Owen Sound, Tim and Ron of Collingwood, Pat and her husband Chris TRITES of Tara, and Stephanie and her husband Mitchell SMITH of Shallow Lake. Sadly missed by twenty grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Brother of Jafe and his wife Hazel of Tara, Helen and her husband Herbie MARIETTA of Owen Sound, Mary and her husband Randy SMITH of Shallow Lake, Darlene and her husband Ron of Guelph, Pete of Owen Sound and Leola and her husband Bill EDEN of Barrie. Brother-in-law of Nancy GUILLE and Jane BARTLEY. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Eileen COTURE and several brothers and sisters. A private family funeral has been held. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-28 published
BARNARD, Marjorie Alma (née LESLIE)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday, June 27th, 2007. Marjorie Alma BARNARD (née LESLIE,) of R.R.#2, Owen Sound, in her 95th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late W.W. (Wib) BARNARD. Loving mother of the late Leslie BARNARD and the late Marjorie (Cookie) SHANTZ- SEELEY. Dear mother-in-law of Georgina BARNARD and her partner, Lloyd BUMSTEAD. Marjorie will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Todd BARNARD (Shari,) Bruce BARNARD, David ALLEN, Eva DE GASPERIS and Paul SHANTZ Jr. her great-grandchildren, Ashley McNEIL, Ryan ALLEN and Kyle BARNARD her great-great-grand_son, Michael SMITH; her special nieces and nephews; her step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, James and Annie LESLIE: her brothers, Robert, Ed and Charles LESLIE; her sisters, Ella MORRISON and Eva HILTS. A Funeral Service for Marjorie BARNARD will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 -- 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519)-376-7492 on Friday, June 29th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Autism Society or the Owen Sound Rotary Club as your expression of sympathy.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-30 published
FOHRY, Peter Gunter
Suddenly in Barrie on Thursday, June 28, 2007 of Markdale in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Christel MAJEWSKY- FOHRY. Loving father of Heidy (Harvey) SMITH of Listowel, Bernd (Fern) FOHRY of Edmonton, Alberta and Gabriela FOHRY of Hamilton. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren one sister Ursla of Germany. A memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Chatsworth on Wednesday, July 4 at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Fund would be gratefully appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-03 published
FOX, William “Bill” Maxwell Murray
Suddenly at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Monday, July 2, 2007. William “Bill” Maxwell Murray FOX of R.R.#3, Mount Forest in his 40th year. Beloved husband of Carrie (WRIGHTSON) FOX. Loved father of Derek WRIGHTSON and Crystal SMITH of Walkerton, Amber FOX of R.R.#3 Mount Forest, Kyle FOX of R.R.#3 Mount Forest, Charity FOX of Southampton, Ryan FOX of R.R.#3 Mount Forest, Corbin FOX of R.R.#3 Mount Forest and Shyanne FOX of R.R.#3 Mount Forest. Loving grandfather of Donte. Dear son of Fred FOX of Ayton and the late Georgina FOX. Son-in-law of Betty WRIGHTSON and Stephen BEZPALKO and the late Adam WRIGHTSON. Brother of Jim FAWETT and wife Marnie of Guelph, Glenn FOX and wife Sharon of Calgary and Terri-Lynn ATTWOOD and husband John of Guelph. Brother-in-law of Adam WRIGHTSON and wife Michelle of Guelph and Randy WRIGHTSON and wife Kelly of Guelph. Bill is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Wednesday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, July 5th at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to Thames Valley Children's Hospital, London would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-05 published
BARRETT, Reginald Alfred
At Central Park Lodge on Monday July 2nd, 2007 in his 89th year. Veteran of the Second World War, The Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Beloved husband of the late Gladys. Cherished father of Gloria HABART and her late husband Ron, Stephen (Joy) and Sheila TREMBLAY (Ron.) He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Richard (Amber), Andrew and Laurie TREMBLAY and Cindy BARRETT and Stacey Jean-Louis (Shawn) and great-grand_son Vincent. Also survived by his sisters Gertrude JONES (Murray) and Joan SMITH (the late George). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Wesboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Thursday July 5th, 2007 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday July 6th, 2007 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Legion Branch #480 Service at 7 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Saturday July 7th, 2007 at 11 a.m. followed by Cremation. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to Prostate Cancer Research or a charity of your choice. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-13 published
SMITH, Nena Eileen
In her 95th year. Passed away at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. Beloved daughter of the late Albert and Christina SMITH. Predeceased by two brothers Edward and Allan SMITH. Dear aunt of Leta WHITE/WHYTE of Vancouver. Also predeceased by her niece Joanne OLIVER and her nephew Dennis SMITH. Survived by thirteen great nieces and nephews and their spouses. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday morning, July 14 at 11 a.m. Interment Duxbury Cemetery. Visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As your expression of sympathy donations to The Meaford General Hospital Foundation or The Meaford Nursing Home Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-14 published
HOPKINS, Thomas “Tom” Alexander Edward
Veteran of World War 2
Of Tobermory, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound with Aunderia at his side. Thomas Alexander Edward HOPKINS in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife Shirley (née SMITH.) Loving father of Aunderia and her husband Ken BOYD, of Cambridge. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer (Todd SUTHERLAND,) of Kitchener, and Sara (Josh MERWIN,) of Tonawanda, New York. Great-grandfather of Kayla, Benjamin, and Abigail. Dear brother of Pearl (Bert HOPKINS,) of Tobermory. Sadly missed by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bob ZARNKE, Albert SMITH (Gloria), Mardy (Andy ANDERSON), and Lola CRAIGIE; nieces; nephews; and many Friends. Predeceased by his brother Cliff CRAIGIE, and sister Elsie ZARNKE. Sgt. Thomas A.E. HOPKINS served with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada from 1940 to 1946. He fought in Normandy and landed in France on D-Day. Friends may call at the Tobermory United Church on Sunday July 15, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a service to celebrate the life of Tom HOPKINS will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment in Dunk's Bay Cemetery. Members of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 290 Tobermory will conduct a Legion Service on Sunday evening at 6: 45 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Tobermory Medical Clinic or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. In living memory of Tom, a White Pine tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-17 published
LANG, Wilda “Red” (née WAITE)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday morning July 16, 2007. In her 70th year, Wilda “Red” LANG (née WAITE,) loving wife of William D. LANG. Loved daughter of Cym (Mrs. Gordon WAITE.) Loving mother of Gord and his wife Judy. Loved grandmother of Garrett. Dear sister of Joy (Mrs. John TAILOR/TAYLOR) and Helen (Mrs. Hap SMITH.) Dear sister-in-law of Betty (Mrs. Carl COOK,) Sharon (Mrs. Bob MORRIS,) Peggy TENNANT and Pat (Mrs. Jim KELLAR.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father Gordon WAITE and her sister-in-law Dorothy (Mrs. Cliff MILLS.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A private family service will be held. Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Crohn's and Coloitis Foundation or Canada (#600 - 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto M4T 1N5 1-800-387-1479) would be appreciated by the family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-17 published
SMITH, Dale Jean (née GLOVER)
Dale SMITH, loving wife of Steve SMITH of Lafontaine, and beloved daughter of David and the late Mildred “Millie” GLOVER <=mmglover>married 1993 of Meaford, passed away at Huronia District Hospital in Midland on Sunday, July 15, 2007, at the age of 52. Much loved mother of sons Eric and Craig SMITH. Dear sister of Kurt GLOVER and his wife Michelle of Penetanguishene and sister-in-law of Shawn SMITH of Owen Sound, Pamela SMITH of Owen Sound and Penny (Dick) LOVE of Sarnia. Fondly remembered aunt of Evan and Morgan GLOVER. Predeceased by a brother, David GLOVER, in 1975. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., in Meaford on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Glenn SELLICK, will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 o'clock with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-18 published
SMITH, Shirley Marie " Weasel"
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family and Friends, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday afternoon, July 16th, 2007. Shirley Marie SMITH, of Owen Sound, at the age of 43 years. Loving daughter of Jenny SMITH of Owen Sound and Douglas SMITH, of British Columbia. Dearest sister of Mike SMITH and his wife, Sharon, of Edmonton, Carroll SMITH, of Owen Sound, Louise SANDBROOK, of Annan, Johann SMITH, of Toronto, Andrew SMITH, of Kitchener and Roger SMITH, of Owen Sound. Shirley will be sadly missed by her nephews, Brad, Jesse, Joey and Mitchey her niece, Sarah; her great niece, Gabrielle. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Shirley SMITH will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 20th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the City of Owen Sound Memorial Tree Fund as your expression of sympathy.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-07 published
JONES, Jean
Of Berford Lake, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Friday, August 3rd, 2007. The former Jean GAINES in her 66th year. Dear wife and best friend of Bob for 49 years. Loving mother of Chris and her husband Joe BETTE, of Owen Sound; Brian and his wife Linda, of Coe Hill; Bob and his partner Heather, of Sarnia; and Bill and his wife Kristine, of Guelph. Forever loved by 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by her sisters Carol and her husband Ernie ROBERTS, Joy and her husband Ron LUXTON, and Nancy and her husband Bill WILLIAMS and sisters-in-law Lorraine and her husband Dave TRICK, Eleanor McCUTCHEON, Joy CLOUGH (and friend Louie,) and Bonnie and her husband Doug SMITH. At Jean's request cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. A celebration of Jean's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. Mary TURNER officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Wiarton Hospital Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Jean a Flowering Crabapple tree will be planted and dedicated during the service in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-08 published
JOHANNSON, Edgar
Passed away July 31, 2007, at the age of 84 at the Chesley, Ontario hospital after complications from a broken hip. He was born Christmas Day, December 25th, 1922, in Edmonton, Alberta. He went to school at the University of Alberta and graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Before retiring in the mid 1980s, Edgar worked for Canadian Blower and Forge Company, Buffalo Forge and Aerofin Corporation. Over the years he lived in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; West Des Moines, Iowa; and in St. Charles, Illinois. He most recently lived at the Sunshine Centre in Waterloo, Ontario. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean BAUMAN/BOWMAN, and by his stepsister, Gretta SMITH. He is survived by five children: Jenny AMY of Southampton; Karen NOLL of Maryhill Lynn JOHANNSON of Glen Williams; Eric JOHANNSON of St. Charles, Illinois and Joyce JOHANNSON of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also survived by sister Joyce BELL of Drumheller, Alberta; stepsister Margaret WILLIAMS of Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom and brother Ken JOHANNSON of Rochester, Minnesota., as well as by 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service for the Interment of Ashes will be held at Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario, on Saturday October 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials that help celebrate Ed's life and broad range of interests. Plant a tree, support lifelong learning programs or institutions, encourage a child to learn, support civic engagement, or donate to an arts program of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton Ontario. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-11 published
GALBRAITH, James Henry Grant
Passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at North Bay General Hospital in his 71st year. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara, Ontario, August 15, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to gather afterwards at Tara Race Track where Dad at one time raced Jobial Abbe belonging to his uncle James Reid GALBRAITH. He will be deeply missed by his children, Rodney and wife Sue of Claresholm, Alberta, Kimberly SHERGOLD and husband Dave of Corbeil, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by 5 granddaughters and 12 great-grandchildren. Jimmy will be greatly missed by his sister, Elsie SMITH of Meaford, Ontario, sisters-in-law, Kathleen EBY and husband Dave of Wiarton, Lorna FORBES of Fergus and Betty MacDONALD and husband Don of Kemble and fondly remembered by 8 nieces and 13 nephews. Predeceased by the love of his life, wife Ann Patricia (née COLEMAN,) youngest child, James Barry GALBRAITH, his parents, Evans and Edna (née ESPLEN,) brothers, Kenneth, Barry and Wayne and sister, Louella (GALBRAITH) LEIFSO.
His spirit lives on and always will. Times he laughed and gave advice or just listened echo in the memories of those he touched and in being so remembered his legacy will live on. Death cannot diminish the important ways our (father, grandfather, brother) touched our lives; grief cannot take away the good times we shared sorrow will fade in time but memories will remain forever. When we hear the thunder in the sky we will know it is the thunder of hooves beating the ground with one more race being won.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Jim to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. signguestbook/condolences/donations www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-18 published
BEACOCK, Hazel (née SMITH)
Of Wiarton passed away at Wiarton Hospital surrounded by her family on Friday, August 17, 2007 in her 95th year. Cherished mother of Lorna (Francis) EDMONSTONE of Sauble Beach and Diane (Geoff) EPSTEIN of Waterloo. Special grandmother of Lisa (Steve) ASHTON, Greg (Anita) EDMONSTONE, Scott (Shannon) Edmondstone, Graham EPSTEIN and Jordan EPSTEIN and great-grandmother of Tyler ASHTON and Blaise and Savana EDMONSTONE. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Clara SMITH of Lion's head as well as many nieces, nephews and her many special Friends. Hazel was predeceased by her husband Norman, parents Sarah (McARTHUR) and Patrick SMITH, brothers Alf, Charlie, Angus, Patrick (Tiny) and Bill and sisters Kathleen EBEL, Stella BRANNICK and Ellen HEPBURN. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Sunday, August 19, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Hazel's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Bayview Cemetery. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-28 published
MacARTHUR, John Bradley " Brad"
Passed away suddenly on Saturday August 25, 2007. In his 53rd year. Loving husband and best friend of Marianne (née HILLYER.) Treasured Dad of Nicholas and Sarah both at home. Loving son of Lawrence and Marjorie (née WILSON,) of Owen Sound. Loved big brother of Lynn SMITH, of Kamloops, British Columbia and Laurie and her husband Jeff SMITH of Owen Sound. He will always be remembered with love and affection by his brothers and sisters-in-law Charlene JOHNSON (Mrs. Terry MacARTHUR) of Spence's Bridge, British Columbia, Paul and his wife Elizabeth HILLYER, Peter and his wife Danielle HILLYER, Tim and his wife Paddy HILLYER, Pat and her husband Allan GORDANIER, Tom and his wife Ann Marie HILLYER; all of Owen Sound, Michael HILLYER, of Meaford, Ruthanne “Puddy” and her husband Mitch HOPKINS, of Georgia, Jane STEVENS, of Montana and Frances and her husband Mark HARDIG, of Indiana. He will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles; his many cousins and special nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Terry (August 24, 2006,) sisters-in-law Judy HILLYER, Diane Gow HILLYER and by his parents-in-law Mary and Bill HILLYER. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Catholic Church on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. A Vigil Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Saint Mary's Church or to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-30 published
SKENE, Bud
Of Wiarton passed away at Gateway Haven Nursing Home on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Harriet and cherished father of Judy (Harold) IRVINE of Owen Sound, Geri (Gerry) BLACK of Nova Scotia, John (Linda) SKENE of Colpoy's Bay, Jackie SKENE of Owen Sound, Jim SKENE (Barry Crackle) of Owen Sound and Jill SKENE of Wiarton. Sadly missed by stepchildren Brenda LIHOU of Oliphant, Diana (Derek) POCOCK of Oliphant, Brian LIHOU of Wiarton and Paul (Lee-Anne) LIHOU of Parkhead, brother Earl SKENE of Wiarton, sisters Helen (Bob) PORTER of Lake Charles, Marjorie SMITH of Wiarton and Fairy (Gordon) BUCHANAN of Oliphant, 11 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren. Bud was predeceased by his first wife Wilma and his parents Lydia (HEPBURN) and Albert SKENE, 3 brothers and 5 sisters. At Bud's request, there will be no funeral home visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Interment Balsam Grove Cemetery, Oliphant. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Friends of Gateway Residence Council or Salvation Army Food Bank, Wiarton would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-31 published
FITZGERALD, George Patrick
At Summit Place Nursing Home on Thursday, August 30th 2007. George FITZGERALD of Owen Sound in his 83rd year. Predeceased by his wife Mary SMITH- FITZGERALD. Sadly missed by his stepson Doctor Rudy SMITH of Owen Sound. Also missed by grandchildren Robyn and Dustyn SMITH. Also survived by his brother Austin FITZGERALD, and his sister Mary GRANDY both of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Also missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Howard and Rebecca FITZGERALD and his sister Marion SWAINE. George was born in Canso, Nova Scotia, May 24, 1925, and served in World War 2, from 1939-1945. A private family service has been held. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice, and can be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home (519-376-3710).

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-05 published
RADBOURNE, W. James " Jim"
With his family by his side at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday September 3, 2007. W. James (Jim) RADBOURNE, 81 years of age, beloved husband of the late Betty M. RADBOURNE (née SMITH.) Loved father of Ron RADBOURNE and his wife Linda, and Marilyn and her husband Bill SHEPPARD. Loving grandfather of Jennifer and her husband Steve FROOK. Fondly remembered by special friend Jessie Drane and the late Vi Schwandt and her family. Predeceased by his brother R.W. (Bill) RADBOURNE and his parents Wilfred and Margaret. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Members of the Burns Lodge No. 436, Hepworth are requested to attend a memorial service on Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-07 published
McLEOD, Leonard “Len” Paul
Of Sauble Beach, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007. Leonard Paul McLEOD in his 80th year. Loving former husband of Pat McLEOD. Cherished father of Mark and his friend Gabrielle STEIN, of Barrie; Colleen and her husband Gerald PERKIN, of Dorchester; Collin, and Elan, both of London. Proud grandfather of Lindsey SMITH (Matthew,) Kasey McLEOD, Trevor PERKIN, Michael PERKIN, and Patrick McLEOD; and great-grandfather of Jake SMITH. Sadly missed by Dan Jeffries, Carol Bannerman, and all his Friends at the Sauble River Family Camp. Predeceased by his brother Joe, and sisters Rose and Alice. Len served his country in the Canadian Armed Forces within the Air Force, and was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 208, Wiarton. At Len's request, there will be no visitation or service. Family will gather at a later date to celebrate his life. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Sunshine Foundation would be greatly appreciated and may be made through the funeral home. An Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow in memory of Len by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-14 published
LOUCKS, Douglas " Doug"
Of Colpoy's Bay passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 in his 86th year. Beloved father of Pat LOUCKS of Mildmay and Kathy (Blair) SMITH of Caledon. Also sadly missed by granddaughter Kristi of Guelph and brother Floyd (Dorothy) of Toronto, many nieces and nephews and special Friends. Doug was predeceased by his wife Mary Anne, grand_son Adam, and brothers Cameron, Maurice and Charles. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Sunday, September 16, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Donations made to the Wiarton Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-14 published
McQUEEN, Marion (née PETTIE)
Peacefully, at Lee Manor on Thursday, September, 13, 2007. Marion McQUEEN (née PETTIE) of Owen Sound in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Charles McQUEEN. Dear mother of Betty and her husband Ken CUTTING, Edna and her husband Ray EDMONSTONE, Donna MURPHY, Heather THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Debbie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON all of Owen Sound, Margaret ROLLS and Dan THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Bancroft, Kim and her husband Pete CHAPPELL of Port Elgin, Marlene and her husband Paul MAHONEY of Guelph, Craig THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his wife Barb and Pat and her husband Ken ELDRIDGE all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by twenty-four grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son Ken, a grand_son Alvin, three brothers Harold, Jim and Donald PETTIE and four sisters Marge LAWROW, Lillian SMITH, Dorothy FORD and Luella JOHNSON. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday morning at 11 o'clock with Pastor Mary TURNER officiating. Interment, Swinton Park Cemetery, Proton Township. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-17 published
SMITH, Winnifred Joan
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday September 16, 2007 of Grey Gables, Markdale and formerly of Flesherton in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert SMITH. Loving mother of Ian (Cathy) of Flesherton and Pam of Maple. She will be loved and remembered by her grand_son Sam of Kitchener. Dear sister of Kathleen PARKER of Kent, England and the late Leslie MONK and Doreen LINDSTON- NIND. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Tuesday, September 18 from 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Priceville on Wednesday, September 19 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion, Flesherton-Markdale Br. #333, are asked to assemble for service 7: 00 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund would be gratefully appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-18 published
LONG, Joyce Doreen (SMITH)
At Saint Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, Sunday evening September 16, 2007. The former Joyce SMITH of Kitchener at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth LONG. Loving mother of Lori-Anne RUMIG and her husband Michael of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by her granddaughter Melanie RICHARDSON and her husband John of New Hamburg and one great-grand_son Brady. Dear sister of Dorothy CAUDLE of R.R.#6, Wiarton, Harry SMITH and his wife Theresa of Kenora, Keith SMITH and his wife Joan of Hepworth, Eleanor NUTTALL and her husband Don and Gwen ARNOLD and her husband Ted all of R.R.#3, Hepworth. Dear sister-in-law of Marie McCULLOCH and her husband Lloyd of R.R.#3, Allenford. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the funeral home Thursday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake. Expressions of Remembrance to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence to the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Joyce by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-18 published
SMITH, Winnifred Joan
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday September 16, 2007 of Grey Gables, Markdale and formerly of Flesherton in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert SMITH. Loving mother of Ian (Cathy) of Flesherton, Pam of Maple and lovingly remembered by her grand_son Sam of Kitchener. Dear sister of Kathleen PARKER of Kent, England and the late Leslie and Doreen MONK. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Tuesday, September 18 from 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Priceville on Wednesday, September 19 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion, Flesherton-Markdale Br. #333, are asked to assemble for service 7: 00 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions to Ride for Sight, Grey Gables Nursing Home or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund would be gratefully appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-21 published
WAITE, Cymbeline “Cym” (née McCARTNEY)
At Lee Manor, on Wednesday, September 19th, 2007. Cymbeline “Cym&rdquo WAITE (née McCARTNEY,) of Owen Sound, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon WAITE. Loved mother of Joy (John) TAILOR/TAYLOR, Helen (Hap) SMITH, and mother-in-law of Bill LANG. Grandmother of five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.and three great, great-grandchildren. Sister of Christina McDONALD. Survived by four sisters-in-law. Predeceased by her parents John and Jean McCARTNEY (FOWLIE,) her daughter Wilda LANG, six brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, (519-376-7492) on Sunday from 12: 00 noon-1:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Cym WAITE will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Krystal McGEE officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Arthritis Society, or the charity of your choice, as your expression of sympathy.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-28 published
LEGATE, Shirley
Peacefully at Georgian Heights Nursing Home in Owen Sound on Thursday September 27, 2007. In her 71st year, Shirley M. LEGATE, loving sister of Mildred (Mrs. Robert SMITH,) Calvin LEGATE and his wife Rose Anne and Kathleen (Mrs. Bill OSBORNE). Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents William and Minvera, a brother William and a sister Verna FORD. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-03 published
McCARTNEY, Ken
Of Belle River and formerly of Kitchener passed away suddenly on Sunday September 30, 2007 in his 61st year. Loving companion of Susan DOUCET of Belle River and dear brother of Kenneth (Linda) HILLIARD of Woodbridge, Lorraine (Donald) MCINNES/MCINNIS of Waterloo, Gordon (Lisa) McCARTNEY of Chesley, Janet (Amos) ATTON of Elmwood and Jeffrey (Mary) McCARTNEY of Kitchener. Ken will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his first wife Eleanor HOATH of Wiarton. Predeceased by his parents Clifford and Florence (SMITH) McCARTNEY. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Thursday October 4, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral to celebrate Ken's life will be held at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Wiarton Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-19 published
HUDDLE, Shirley Mae (née SPENCER) (June 14, 1934-October 18, With grace and dignity Shirley Mae HUDDLE (née SPENCER) went to be with her Lord on October 18, 2007, at Lisaard House, Cambridge. Beloved wife of David HUDDLE of Waterloo; cherished mother and best friend of Cheryl HARNACK and her husband Tony, of Annan, Ontario; Kenneth COULL and his wife Karen of Cambridge; devoted Mom of Jessica at home, and her fiancé Rick EASTEP of Elora proud Nana of Shelley COTGRAVE and her husband Mark of Newmarket and Shannon HARNACK of Owen Sound. Special Nana to great-granddaughter Brooklyn Mae COTGRAVE; dear step-daughter of Reta SPENCER of Cambridge; loving sister of Kenneth SPENCER and his wife Lorna of Cambridge and Florence SMITH and her husband Jack of St. George. Predeceased by her father Henry SPENCER (1987,) mother Florence SPENCER (née HEATH) (2006) and sister Marilyn ELVIN (2003.) Shirley will also always be remembered by her nieces, nephews and many Friends. Friends are invited to share their memories of Shirley with the family during visitation at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Sunday, October 21, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Shirley's life and faith will be held at Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly, 395 King Street North, Waterloo, on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Marshall EIZENGA officiating. Following the service, Friends are invited to join the family in the Church Fellowship Hall for refreshments and a time to visit. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Condolences for the family and donations to Lisaard House, cancer hospice, Cambridge, can be arranged through the funeral home - 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Shirley, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-03 published
MacKINNON, Catherine Potter Coulter (JEANES)
At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Friday November 2, 2007. Catherine Potter Coulter (JEANES) MacKINNON of Holstein in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Ken MacKINNON. Loved mother of Donald MacKINNON and wife Carole of Lindsay, Mary-Jean DEETH and Don BUCHANAN of Toronto and Beth THOMAS and husband Bob of Holstein. Loving grandmother to her 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Winnie SMITH of Toronto. Catherine is also survived by her many nieces and nephews and was known as a special grandmother to many. Predeceased by brother Edgar JEANES and sisters Ethel SMITH and Val JEANES. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday November 5th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial donations to Holstein Presbyterian Church or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-06 published
RUHL, Harvey Emerson
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 3, 2007 in his 81st year. Harvey was the beloved husband of the former Grace HENDERSON. Loving father of Joan WHITNEY, Barb RUHL (Don), Paul (Chris), Jim and Janice BEST (Pau.) Survived by sisters: Esther STRONG, Clara WEBB and Erla HARTLEY. Dear brother-in-law of Mary KLAGES, Jessie HENDERSON, Ken HENDERSON (Lynn), Jim HENDERSON (Audrey). His memory will be cherished in the hearts of his grandchildren: Krista SMITH (Mat), Ryan (Angela), Aaron (Carmen), Michael, Meghan, Kevin, Kyle, Carly and Kurtis. Predeceased by his brothers: Harry and George (Jean;) brothers-in-law: Art KLAGES, Gordon HENDERSON and Reg STRONG and a son-in-law Perry WHITNEY. Family and Friends will be received at the Keady Community Centre for a time of reflection and sharing on Thursday, November 8th, 2007 from 4 until 8 p.m. If so desired, memorial contributions to the Keady United Church Building Fund or the Keady Community Centre would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth, 239 Garafraxa St. N0H 1G0 or 519-794-2631.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-13 published
RYDALL, Richard " Dick"
Passed away peacefully at the Grand River Hospital, K-W Health Centre on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at the age of 60 years. Beloved husband of Ruth (née JACK.) Loving father of Angela RYDALL, Crystal HOGG (David,) Shannon ERNEST (Michael) and Amanda RYDALL (Scott MacDONALD.) Cherished grandfather of Justin, Logan, Kyle, Nicholas, Ryan, Jacob, Kaylee, and Tyler. Dear brother of John RYDALL (Heather), Shirl SILVERTHORN (Frank) and Patricia SMITH (Mervin.) Predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Rose RYDALL and his sister Edith. Dick was a member of the Durham Kinsman Club, he also served as the past president of the Durham Huskey Senior A Hockey and enjoyed playing slow pitch baseball. He was a volunteer canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society. The service to celebrate Dick's life will be held at the Community of Christ Church (414 Fisher Hallman Dr., Kitchener) on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be interred with his parents in the Edge Hill cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Grand River Hospital, Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society. Cards may be obtained from the Henry Walser Funeral Home, Kitchener (519-749-8467). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Dick's memorial.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-16 published
CLARKE, Elmer Fredrick
Elmer CLARKE, a Veteran of World War 2 and member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220 Shelburne, passed away peacefully at Errinrung Residence in Thornbury on Wednesday November 14, 2007 at the age of 86. Predeceased by his beloved wife, the former Beth TURNER in 1987. Loved father of Shirley and her husband Harvey FULFORD of Meaford and predeceased by a son Fred “Butch” CLARKE in 2001. Loving Grandpa of Liz SMITH (Paul), Kathy CHAPPLE (Barry) and Chris CRAMP (Mike) all of Meaford, and Ray FULFORD (Aneitta) of Thornbury and by Terry CLARKE of Winnipeg and Rick CLARKE and Wanda CLARKE of British Columbia. Sadly missed by thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased also by his twin sister, Velma ELFORD. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Sunday from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 p.m. where funeral services, officiated by Rev. Dr. Brian GOODINGS, will be conducted on Monday November 19 at 11 o'clock with interment to follow at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-19 published
MacCANNELL, Nina May (née SMITH)
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday November 12, 2007. Nina May MacCANNELL (née SMITH) in her 91st year. She resided at Manitoulin Island, Markdale and the Hamilton area. Beloved wife of the late Malcolm Alexander MacCANNELL. Dear mother of Jim MacCANNELL of Dundas, Mary TOWNSEND of Hamilton, Kathy STODDART (George) of Chatsworth, Anne NORRIS (Rodger) of Mount Forest, Clara SAVELLI (Nicholas) of Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Carolyn McCRACKEN of Durham. Sadly missed by her sister Lila GOULETT and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sons Maurice and John, daughters Betty and Maxine, and brothers George GREXSTON and Robert SMITH. Friends may call at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Monday November 19, 2007 from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Tuesday November 20th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-03 published
SMITH, Ryan Michael
Ryan Michael left us tragically December 1, 2007 at the age of 22. Treasured brother to Madeline, Olivia and Grace; special son to David SMITH all of Markdale. Cherished grand_son of Dorothy SMITH of Grey Gables, Markdale. Beloved nephew of Shirley (Tom) PETHERICK of Guelph, Doug (Deb) SMITH of Toronto, Laurie (Carl) WRIGHT of Hanover. Predeceased by his mother Carol, aunt Debbie QUINN- SMITH and his grandfather Douglas SMITH. Forever loved by cousins, Christopher TREVOCHKA and his sons Jack and James Amanda and Taylor FREHR- SMITH; Theresa and Ben WRIGHT. Ryan - “Milky” to his Friends, had a love of the outdoors that was only surpassed by his love for family and Friends. He will always have a special place in all our hearts. Visitation will be held at May Funeral Home, Markdale on Wednesday December 5th, from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm., where a funeral service will be held on Thursday December 6, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Grey Gables, Markdale, or Ducks Unlimited, would be greatly appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-11 published
BABCOCK, Vivian (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Of Cape Croker, peacefully with her loving family at her side at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Friday, December 8th, 2007. The former Vivian ELLIOT/ELLIOTT at the age of 48 years. Loving wife and best friend of Dennis for more than 10 years. Much loved mother of Wawaskones MURRELL, and Nungones MAO and her husband Darren, all of Toronto. Treasured grandma of Daunis MAO, Dre MAO and Ocean ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Cherished sister of Victoria BOSTIC and her husband Ralph, of Round Lake Beach, Illinois; and Veronica SMITH, of Cape Croker. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many Friends. Predeceased by her parents Merle SMITH and Eulah ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Family invite Friends to visit with them at the Cape Croker Community Centre on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Vivian's life will be conducted from the Cape Croker Community Centre on Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Interment in Little Port Elgin Cemetery, Cape Croker. Donations to the Kidney Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-13 published
McCARTNEY, Albert James " Jim"
Of Owen Sound passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 in his 84th year. Cherished father of Sheila SMITH (friend Bob GEDDES) of Walkerton, Bob McCARTNEY of Wiarton, Ruth McCARTNEY (friend Kathy) of Newmarket, Ron (Debbie) McCARTNEY of Chatsworth, Larry (Brenda) McCARTNEY of Owen Sound and Bruce (Doreen) McCARTNEY of Owen Sound. Much loved grandpa of 12 and great-grandpa of 13. Jim will be sadly missed by sisters Gladys BERRY of Owen Sound, Mary McCOY of Wiarton and Flo HOOEY of Stratford and brother-in-law Murray KIRTOWN of Owen Sound. He was predeceased by his wife Audrey, daughter Brenda, parents James and Beatrice (CASEMORE) McCARTNEY, brothers Alvin, George, Bob and Fred and sister Sally KIRTOWN. Family and Friends are invited to share their memories at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Friday, December 14, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Jim's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Spring interment Bayview Cemetery. Donations made to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Association would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-19 published
CORBY, M. Eleanor (née SUTHERLAND)
Peacefully at Summit Place in Owen Sound on Tuesday December 18, 2007. In her 97th year, M. Eleanor CORBY (née SUTHERLAND,) beloved wife of the late Richard CORBY. Dear sister-in-law of Grace (Mrs. John SUTHERLAND), Iva (Mrs. Percy SUTHERLAND) and Mabel SMITH. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Margaret (Mrs. Clifford McLELLAN.and) brothers John, Ed, Gordon and Percy SUTHERLAND. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday December 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either Knox United Church Mission Fund or to Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Suite 302, 130 Spadina Ave., Toronto M5V 2L4 would be appreciated by the family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-27 published
WALKER, Colin Alexander Gordon
Suddenly at his home on Sunday, December 23, 2007. Colin WALKER of Owen Sound at the age of 4 years. Beloved son of Chris and Norma Jean WALKER. Dear brother of Berik. Special grand_son of Gordon and Donna WALKER and John and Marie RUTHVEN and adopted grand_son of Anthony and Dorothy STEWARD/STEWART/STUART all of Owen Sound. Special nephew of Rob WALKER, Chris and Dianne GENTILE, Laurie and James SMITH. Special cousin of Stephanie, Steven, David and Heather, Todd and Holly, Danny and Charlotte. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Saturday from 11 o'clock until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. Deborah MURRAY officiating. Spring interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-24 published
Frederick Leland RUSSELL
In loving memory of Frederick Leland RUSSELL, a veteran of WW2 and the Lincoln and Welland Regiment. He died unexpectedly at his home early on Friday, January 19, 2007 at the age of 83.
Born to Alex and Bessie (LUSCOMBE) RUSSELL on January 27, 1923.
Survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Beulah. Cherished father of Evelyn RUSSELL- BAEHR of Kitchener, Barbara and Keith FLAHERTY of Southampton, Esther (Peter predeceased) SMITH of Gore Bay, son-in-law Jim TAILOR/TAYLOR of Tehkummah. Much loved grandfather of James (Cheryl) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Guelph, Tammy (Jason) BOWERMAN of Barrie, Patrick (Stephanie) FLAHERTY of Port Elgin, Christopher BAEHR of Kitchener. Special great grandfather of Rebecca TAILOR/TAYLOR, Jessy and John PRIGIONE, Kaitlyn BOWERMAN, Liam and Karlie FLAHERTY. Will be missed by surviving sister Justeen and husband Ron ANSTICE of Tehkummah. Predeceased by sister Irene and husband George VANHORN. Remembered by brothers and sisters-in-law Shirley and Gene MADEO, Sandra FRANK, Dennis QUACKENBUSH, Ralph Junior (predeceased), Garry and Bonnie QUACKENBUSH, Bob and Bonnie QUACKENBUSH, Eleanor and Bob JEWELL and many nieces and nephews. Fred loved the outdoors, he rode his ATV, worked in the woods, and operated his own sawmill. He enjoyed wood working, restoring furniture, and was known for his prize winning pumpkins. His greatest love was for his wife and family. A visitation was held Sunday at the Tehkummah Pentecostal Church and a funeral service took place Monday, January 22 at the church as well. Burial will be in the spring at Hilly Grove Cemetery. Donations to the Pentecostal Church or to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated in Fred's memory.

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SMITH o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-24 published
Constance Nettie (McDOUGALL) TURNER
In loving memory of Constance Nettie (McDOUGALL) TURNER, November 6, 1953 to January 20, 2007.
Connie TURNER, a resident of Mississauga died at her residence on January 20, 2007 at the age of 53 years.
She was born in Little Current, daughter of the late Lauchlan and Alma (FERRIS) McDOUGALL.
Connie had a wide variety of interests which included sailing, writing, her work, community involvement and adventuring with her daughter. Tributes to Connie's life include teaching Sunday school, coaching and playing hockey, chairperson for years of the Mount Albert Sports Day, member of Eastern Star, singing in choirs, active as steward in the Mount Albert United Church and working with many community events. Along with these interests Connie held senior positions with Turner and Associates, Aladdin Industries, the Briars resort, Enbridge, Toronto Hydro and finally Director of Marketing and Communications for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority. Connie is predeceased by her parents Lauchie and Alma and her sister Mary-Ann. Dearly loved by her partner Michael and her daughter Nicole. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Chuck TURNER, Gary and Marilyn TURNER, Chris and Lynn TURNER, Mark TURNER, Matthew and Jennifer MATSON, Ben and Gina MATSON, Ryan DUNN, Tracy and Ryan SMITH, Ross and Deone MCDOUGALL, Kyle McDOUGALL and Marita RAGHEB, Neil and Ronda McDOUGALL, Cole MCDOUGALL and Nicole MYLES, Patrick DAWSON, Tammy and Michael BOUCHARD, Julie DAWSON, and Gord BAIRD, Matt and Alexis DAWSON. To all the children in Connie's life, she wishes them health and happiness, Alex, Barrett and Cierra McDOUGALL, Shelby and Taryn BOUCHARD, Brayden BAIRD, Kyle, Cameron, Stephanie, Cassie and Jenna TURNER, Angus, Ainslie and Halo MATSON. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home after 7 pm on Friday, January 26. The funeral service will be conducted in the Lyons Memorial United Church on Saturday,
January 27 at 11 am with Pastor Maxine McVEY and Pastor Erwin THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON officiating.
A spring interment will be held at the Gordon Cemetery.

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SMITH o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-24 published
SMITH
In loving remembrance of John R. SMITH who left this earth on January 21, 1996.
Dad
You were someone special
Who can never be replaced.
Your memories in our daily lives
Can never be erased.
Time cannot steal the memories
We carry in our hearts,
Or take away the happy years
Of which you were a part.
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed, still always dear.
Always loved, Marilyn, Doug, Billy, Connie and Keith.

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SMITH o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-24 published
SMITH
In loving memory of a dear grandfather, John R. SMITH, July 12, 1919 - January 21, 1996.
One cheerful smile, one heart of gold
One of the best this world could hold.
Never selfish, always kind,
These are the memories you left behind.
And while you sleep a peaceful sleep,
Your memories we will always keep.
No verse, no flowers, no tears can say
Poppa, how much we miss you every day.
Always in our hearts, never forgotten.
Grandchildren Stephanie, Bradley, Jason, Erin, Ashley, Beth-Anne, Krista, Shawn, Taylor, Anthony, Kevin, Alicia, Krystin and great grandchildren Alexis and Damon.

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SMITH o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-23 published
Lucie Jane DOAN (née COLLINS)
In Loving Memory of Lucie Jane DOAN (née COLLINS) who died peacefully at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at the age of 94.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Andrew in 1987. Loved by her children Betty BOWERMAN (husband Clint predeceased) of Espanola, Everett and wife Maralynn of Rexdale, Lillian (predeceased in 1975), George (predeceased in 1996) wife June of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Sandra and husband Albert BEAVEN, Debora and husband John MERCHANT, Joanne and husband Peter KATZUR, Cathie and husband Cas BURNS, Staccy and husband Michael DUNNE, Kim and husband Jeff TOPPIN, Derwin DOAN and Samantha, Leanne and husband Royce HAMIGUCHI, Leslie and husband Dave GUYON. Special great grandmother of Chris and wife Joelle MERCHANT, Megan MERCHANT and fiance Matt, Kara MERCHANT, Ehren KATZUR, Michael BURNS and fiance Jennifer, Anthony BURNS, Patrick and Thomas DUNNE, Jessie TOPPIN, Britney and Jake DOAN, Cassidy Hamiguchi, Cole GUYON. Proud great great grandmother of two - Jack and Darcy MERCHANT. Will be missed by her siblings Alice KIRK (predeceased by both husbands Ivan KIRK and Russ HORE,) Pearl SMITH (husband Aubrey predeceased,) Dorothy WISSON (friend Orest NADOR) (husband Lorne "Spike" predeceased,) Richard COLLINS (wife Dorothy predeceased,) Clifford COLLINS and wife Moria, Percy (predeceased) wife May COLLINS, Elizabeth and husband Wilbert McCULLIGH (both predeceased,) Walter (predeceased) wife Norine COLLINS, Bella and husband Fred DENNIS (both predeceased,) Mable PETERS (predeceased,) Norman and wife Ruth COLLINS (both predeceased.) Will be forever remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was 7 - 9 pm Monday. Funeral Service was at 11: 00 am Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Island Funeral Home, Little Current. Reverend Faye STEVENS officiating. Burial in Elmview Cemetery, Sheguiandah. Donations to Sheguiandah United Church, Manor Bed Fund or to cancer.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
PORTER, L. Eva (née PEARCE)
Peacefully at Meadowpark Nursing Home, London on Sunday, December 31, 2006 L. Eva PORTER (née PEARCE,) formerly of Dorchester in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Robert (1978). Loving mother of Jim PORTER of London; and grandmother of Jim PORTER of Toronto. Dear sister of Helen PORTER of Dorchester and predeceased by her sister Stella Plato Neta SMITH, Ruby RUEL and her brother Floyd PEARCE. Eva will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Memorial donations to the Canadian Red Cross gratefully acknowledged.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
MERRIFIELD, Marianne (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Peacefully at L.H.S.C. University Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2006, Marianne (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) MERRIFIELD, beloved wife of the late John F. MERRIFIELD (2005,) in her 76th year. Mrs. MERRIFIELD was a resident of Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka. Loving mother of Linda and Tom LEWIS of London, Sandy and Colin SMITH of London, Marty and Charlene MERRIFIELD of Michigan, Michele and Jeremy HENDERSON of London, Shawn MERRIFIELD of Beamsville and Janine and Brad DENEAU of London. Dear grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Beverly and Fred HUNTER of Iowa, Sheila and Jerry McNAMARA of Michigan, Ginny and George SLOAN of London and Charlotte and Bob TRAHER of Denfield. Cremation has taken place. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Memorial Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 377 Oakland Avenue at Dundas Street on Friday, January 5, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Inurnment to follow in Saint Peter's Cemetery. A special thank you to the 4th floor staff at University Hospital for the care and compassion. Donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society or the London Food Bank would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
TURNBULL, Bruce Joseph
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bruce Joseph TURNBULL of Dorchester on Monday, January 1, 2007 at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Val (SMITH.) Dearly loved and respected father of Bruce, Lori and her husband Scott. Proud and loving Papa of Sydney. Best friend to his beloved "Cori". Dear brother of Victor (Valerie). Predeceased by his parents David and Mary (HANSON.) Also survived by his aunts and many nieces, nephews and extended family. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 3 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation..

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
CARRIÈRE, Marylyn R. (née HILL)
At her home in Birr, Ontario surrounded by her loving family and Friends, Marylyn R. (HILL) CARRIÈRE, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, in the arms of her loving husband René, on Monday, December 18, 2006 in her 60th year. Proud and loving mother of their son Jeromy and his special wife Jeannie of Boston. Doting Grammie of Julia and Nathan. Dear sister-in-law of Lillianne and Doug KING, Pauline MYKULAK and Claude and Kelly CARRIÈRE all of Thunder Bay. Missed by cousins Doctor Charles and Jeanne SMITH of England and Irja and Art DEWAR and Harold SALMINEN all of Sault. Ste. Marie. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Cherished lifelong friend of Brian MIDDLETON and his special partner Carl McLUHAN of British Columbia, very dearest friend of Frank and Mary IANNI of Sault Ste. Marie, buddy and confidant of Sherri Jo KING of England and special new friend of Terry and Eileen HORTH of Birr. Predeceased by her parents Lily and Ernie HILL and her mother and father-in-law Jeanne and Archille CARRIÈRE. Friends may call at Saint_John the Divine Anglican Church, Arva from 11: 30 a.m. until the time of a memorial service which will be held on Saturday, January 6th at 1 p.m. with The Rev. Wendy MURRAY officiating. Inurnment Saint_John the Divine Columbarium. Donations to Saint_John the Divine Anglican Church, Arva, or Middlesex Elgin Victorian Order of Nurses Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Memorial picture board may be viewed and condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com. Arrangements entrusted to C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan, 1-877-227-4211. Book of Proverbs 31: 10-31

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
TENNANT, Grace Mable (née SMITH)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, January 2, 2007. Grace Mable TENNANT of Aylmer. She was 69 years old. Beloved wife of the late John (Elson) TENNANT. Loving sister to Ronald SMITH and wife Connie and Gary SMITH and wife Sharon. Forever loved by her children; Thomas TENNANT of London, Mildred DAVIS and husband John of Aylmer, Penny MATLACK and husband Steve of Aylmer, Fred TENNANT and wife Maria of London, Darlene PETTIT and friend Steve CHAUVIN of Aylmer. Legacy continued by her 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Born in Lions head on June 9, 1937 daughter of the late Clarence and Isabel (BURLEY) SMITH. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Family interment in Zion Cemetery, Hepworth. Condolences can be made at www.kebbelfuneralhome.com Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-05 published
GRANT, Nancy G.F.
Peacefully on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007. Nancy G.F. GRANT (FITZELLE) of London in her 75th year. Wife of the late Paul GRANT. Dear mother of Colleen FITZELLE of King City, Richard FITZELLE of London and Nancy FITZELLE of London, Erin SMITH (Rick) of Aylmer and Julie FITZELLE (Rhonda WARDROP) of Toronto. Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Saint Anne's Anglican Church, 1344 Commissioners Road West Byron on Saturday January 6, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Expression of sympathy and donations (World Vision) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
GERRIE, Helen Reta (née SMITH)
Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge on Saturday January 6, 2007. Helen Reta GERRIE (née SMITH) of Woodstock in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late George GERRIE. Dear mother of Ross GERRIE and his wife Linda of Woodstock. Loving grandmother of Chad GERRIE who was the apple of her eye and step-grandchildren Joseph, Laurie and Zack PIMENTEL. Dear sister of Vera GROVES and her husband Ivan of Woodstock. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Jean SMITH and Jean GERRIE as well as her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Margaret SMITH, brother Ross SMITH and son Wayne GERRIE. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Tuesday after 10: 00 a.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Judy CAMPBELL officiating. Interment later in the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital, Victorian Order of Nurses Sakura House or the charity of choice would be appreciated. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to Doctor VU and the staff of Woodingford Lodge, especially the Pinecrest Unit care givers for their constant love and care of Helen. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com
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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
REEVES, Murray George
Of Norwich, on Friday January 5, 2007 at Woodstock General Hospital, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of F. Lenore (AIKENS) REEVES and dearly loved father of Patricia REEVES and husband Don Reynolds, Mississauga, Mary and Ken Stratton, London, Marilyn REEVES, (the late Scot SMITH 2003,) London, Gordon REEVES, Norwich, Irene REEVES and husband Randy DAMM, Norwich, Douglas and Kelly REEVES, London, Gwen REEVES and husband Mark DAMM, Norwich, Gail REEVES- McALPINE and Greg McALPINE, Waterford. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, Caitlin and Mark REYNOLDS, Gregory and Tyler STRATTON, Patrick and Ryan SMITH, Michael, Shawn and Kathleen REEVES, Dallon and Kaeden REEVES, Erin and Jonathan Reeves DAMM, David and Shannon McALPINE. Murray was born at his home on Quaker St. North Norwich, April 23, 1930, St. George's Day, son of the late Gordon REEVES (1949) and Gladys Zimmer Reeves LUMSDEN (1989.) Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Murray's life will be held at Norwich United Church on Tuesday January 9, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Donna BAUMAN/BOWMAN- WOODALL officiating. Interment Norwich Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich United Church Capital Fund or Cancer Research. Online condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
SMITH, Jean Ethel (BOOTH)
Peacefully at Rosewood Manor, Sarnia on Saturday January 6, 2007 Jean Ethel (BOOTH) SMITH of Sarnia passed away at the age of 83. Jean was a longtime member of Dunlop United Church. Beloved wife of the late Donald E. SMITH (2002.) Loving mother of Cheryl and Ian SHIELDS of Sarnia and Glenn SMITH of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of David, Michael and Scott SHIELDS. Dear sister of Cliff (Bud) BOOTH and his wife Joan of Peterborough, Ontario and Keith BOOTH and his wife the late Mary (2003) of Lakefield, Ontario. Sister-in-law of Gary SMITH and his wife Keitha of Kingston, Ontario. Jean will be remembered by nieces, nephew, cousins and many dear Friends. Jean will always be remembered for her wonderful baking and cooking, her many marvelous creations made with loving hands through her sewing, cross-stitch and knitting and for her great willingness to help anyone in need. The funeral service for Mrs. SMITH will be held at Dunlop United Church 757 Rosedale Ave. Sarnia on Wednesday January 10, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Family and Friends will be received on Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donation to Dunlop United Church In Memorium Fund, Parkinson's Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Memories and condolences can be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
SMITH, Stan
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, January 6, 2007, Stan SMITH of London in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Marie. Dear father of Martyn and his wife Mary Ellen of London, Howard of Edmonton and Andrew and his wife Linda of Black Creek, British Columbia. Loving grandfather of Jaclyn, Jenna, Angela, Alana, Kyle, Haley and great-grandfather of Paige. Brother-in-law of Lloyd DAVIS and his family of Indiana. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada, U.S.A. and Scotland. Predeceased by 2 brothers Phil and Andrew as well as 2 infant sisters. Stan was a veteran of World War 2 in the Merchant Navy and also founded the Over 55 (London) Inc. Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. The Memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, January 11th, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 1246 Oxford Street West with Reverend Todd TOWNSHEND officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Stan are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation -- Cancer Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
VENTON, K. Patricia " Pat" (MARTIN)
Peacefully, at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, Saturday, January 6, 2007, K. Patricia "Pat" (MARTIN) VENTON, age 89. Beloved wife of the late John Edwin VENTON (1999.) Loved mother of Penelope "Penny" VENTON of Exeter, J. Peter and Anne VENTON of Toronto, Robert "Bob" VENTON and companion Heather SMITH of Collingwood. Loving grandmother of Scott, Margot, Michelle, Tory and great-grandmother of Meredith. Remembered by favourite cousins, Susanne BAWDEN of California and Mary Lou DICKSON/DIXON of Exeter. Predeceased by her sister Margaret ZWICKER. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; where the funeral service will be held Friday, January 12, 2007 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry DISHER officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations would be appreciated to the William Gartshore Chapter, Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire London, Grand Bend United Church, or Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, Exeter. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
SMITH, Stan
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, January 6, 2007, Stan SMITH of London in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Marie. Dear father of Martyn and his wife Mary Ellen of London, Howard of Edmonton and Andrew and his wife Linda of Black Creek, British Columbia. Loving grandfather of Jaclyn, Jenna, Angela, Alana, Kyle, Haley and great-grandfather of Paige. Brother of Peter SMITH and his wife Laura of Edmonton. Brother-in-law of Lloyd DAVIS and his family of Indiana. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada, U.S.A. and Scotland. Predeceased by 2 brothers Phil and Andrew as well as 2 infant sisters. Stan was a veteran of World War 2 in the Merchant Navy and also founded the Over 55 (London) Inc. Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. The Memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, January 11th, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 1246 Oxford Street West with Reverend Todd TOWNSHEND officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Stan are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation -- Cancer Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
WARDELL, Mary Elizabeth (née SHARPE)
With her girls at her side, peacefully, at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. Mary Elizabeth WARDELL (née SHARPE) in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas David WARDELL (1990.) Lovingly remembered by daughter Lisa BIRD, granddaughter Angela KUZMA, great-granddaughter Emily, grand_son Sean BIRD (Chantal MARTIN,) daughter Jane (Chris) SMITH, granddaughter Christine (Denis) JARRY, great-grand_son Daulton, granddaughter Paula SMITH, daughter Heather (Robert) EDWARDS and granddaughter Jennifer EDWARDS. Predeceased by her parents Hugh and Violet SHARPE. Dear sister of Don (Joan) SHARPE, Hilda PHILLIMORE, Donna CLARK, Kay MacEACHERN and the late Imogene ARMSTRONG. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Chapel on Thursday, January 11, 2007, at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Janet FRADETTE, of Richards Memorial United Church, officiating. Interment in Straffordville Cemetery. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. WARDELL.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
Retirement was only the start
Stan SMITH, founder of Over 55 London, died Saturday at 87.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter, Wed., January 10, 2007
Stan SMITH came to London at age 65 to retire and be close to family members.
He soon built a legacy that survives his passing at the age of SMITH died peacefully on Saturday at Victoria Hospital after a terminal illness, surrounded by his family, his son said yesterday.
"As a family, we're very proud of what he did after closing the door on his career," said his son, Martyn SMITH of London. "It was quite an accomplishment."
"He was a good man who founded the only organization of its kind in Ontario," said Ron McNISH, acting executive director of the organization -- Over 55 London Inc.
"He wanted to do something to give people like himself opportunities to continue using their skills and experience and he did it."
For more than two decades, Over 55 London has helped hundreds of registered members find small casual jobs and temporary, part-time or full-time contractual work, said McNISH.
"We've had 14,000 people contact our organization with small jobs that needed to be done and 75 per cent of the clients were seniors."
The work done by Over 55 members often helps seniors stay in their homes, McNISH said.
"Our members do things clients can't do themselves, everything from basic electrical and plumbing jobs to painting, grass cutting and walking dogs."
Over 55 members are also employed as accountants, sales staff, drivers, bakers and production line workers, said McNISH.
"Stan was aware that people of his generation had things like good work ethics, loyalty to employers and punctuality going for them, and it soon became apparent employers appreciated those qualities, too."
Today, Over 55 is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, City of London, TD Canada Trust, Human Re-sources Development Canada, foundations, service clubs, corporate and individual donations.
Martyn SMITH said his father was "a fun-loving, 'can do' kind of guy. He always thought positively and never looked at the downside of things."
His father's 22 years in London were a departure from his earlier life when job demands required frequent family moves, said Martyn.
"We changed homes and schools about every year and a half when I was younger," he said. "It helped me to become independent and self-sufficient."
Stan served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and the merchant marine after the war, said Martyn.
"He was on two ships that were torpedoed and spent hours in the water. He said he was strengthened by those experiences."
In Canada, Stan SMITH had a long career as an employee of catering business in Edmonton, Sault Ste. Marie, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto and Ottawa.
He also taught catering at Centennial College in Toronto and owned and operated a restaurant and motel in Grimsby for five years.
SMITH is survived by his wife Marie and three sons, Martyn, Howard and Andrew.
Visitations are set for the Westview Funeral Chapel on Wonderland Road today. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Aidan's Anglican Church on Oxford Street West.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
Correction
By Staff, Thurs., January 11, 2007
A memorial service for Stan SMITH, founder of Over 55 London Inc., will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Aidan's Anglican Church on Oxford Street West. The wrong time was published in an article yesterday.
The Free Press regrets the error.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
LOGAN, Paul Douglas
Surrounded by his loving family at Parkwood Hospital, Paul Douglas LOGAN passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 in his 51st year. Beloved husband, best friend and soul mate of 28 years of Barb (Ferguson) LOGAN. Dear loving father to Becky Lynn and Christopher James and Becky's partner Rob CLINTON and Chris's friend Jody HODGINS. Paul will be remembered by his parents James LOGAN and Betty LOGAN along with brothers Robert, Mike, Dan and sister Susan (Mike) SMITH. Predeceased by brother Patrick. Also survived and missed by Barb's parents Stan and Ruby FERGUSON and brother Jim and Nancy FERGUSON, and Barb's sisters Karen and Paul BUCHANNAN and Sue and Dave TODD. Survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great nieces who all adored Paul. Paul worked at Strathroy Foods for 20 years as the Supervisor of Field Operations. Paul also played Old Timers Hockey for Lambeth and Belmont. Paul was part of the coaching staff with Strathroy Minor Hockey for many years. Visitation will be held on Friday from 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment, Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, Glanworth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation or to the Parkwood Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com "Keep Smiling Logie, you will be missed by all!"

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
SMITH, Anne Marie (née SCHROEDER)
(formerly of London, Dixie and Campbellville). Peacefully at home, in Peterborough, on Tuesday, January 09, 2007. Anne was born January 16, 1928 in Dashwood, Ontario. Beloved wife of Frederick SMITH for almost 57 years. Cherished Mom of Lynda CLARK of Peterborough and Tom SMITH and his wife Vicki of Windsor. She was Grams or Annie to her grandchildren Jessica and Heather PALLETT, Adam, Erik and Amanda SMITH and great-grandchildren Andrew and Ryan. Dear sister of Harold and his wife Jean, Jacob and his wife Patricia and the late Hubert and his wife Audrey. Sister-in-law of Ethel and Doug HOGG, Carole Ann and Frank DICKER, Jack BAXTER and his late wife Jeanne, Bert HAGGIS and his late wife Phyllis and the late Ellen and her husband Bill McGIBBON. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and her many special Friends. Visitation will take place on Friday, January 12, 2007, from 1: 00 p.m. till the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, (705) 745-4683. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by Anne's family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
WATKIN, Irene E.
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus, on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, Mrs. Irene E. WATKIN of London in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband Jim (2002). Loving mother of William "Bill" and his wife Georgia, J. Robert "Bob" and his wife Helen, all of London, Marlene "Midge" JOHNSTON and her husband Glenn of New Brunswick, Jack and his wife Ellen of Mount Forest, Gordon and his life partner Danny of Toronto and Richard "Rick" and his wife Mary, also of New Brunswick. Dear sister of Louis SMITH and his wife Joan of Pickering, Thelma BRERETON of London, Tressa ESLER of Michigan, U.S.A., sister-in-law Daphne SMITH of Barrie and brother-in-law Ernest of London. Predeceased by her brother Robert SMITH and brothers-in-law Ernie BRERETON and Jack ESLER. Survived by 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Parkinson Society Canada or to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
BAXTER, Jeanne (SMITH)
The family of the late Jeanne (SMITH) BAXTER would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to family, Friends and neighbours for the many acts of kindness shown to us in the sudden loss of our wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Thank you to everyone who visited the funeral home, sent cards, flowers, donations, food and phone calls and most important your prayers. Special thanks to Father Willy for his personal touch, and the Legion and Auxilliary for the lovely lunch provided after the service. She will forever be in our hearts. Her husband John BAXTER, daughter Mary-Ellen BROWN and son Rob BAXTER and their families.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
CATER, Rita (FORTNEY)
At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Friday, January 12th, 2007, Rita (FORTNEY) CATER, age 82 of Sarnia, beloved wife of the late Robert CATER (July 27th, 1992,) dear sister of Irene SIEFRIED (the late Stanley) of Kitchener and Petronella SMITH (Allen) of Cardston, Alberta and a very special aunt of Rebecca FORTNEY of Sarnia. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Otillia (MEYER,) and brother Alex FORTNEY (1984.) A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Queen of Peace Church on Monday, January 15th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home on Sunday between the hours of 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Prayers will be offered Sunday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial gifts to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent to djrobbfh@cbtech.net

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
COWPER- SMITH, Elizabeth Joyce (née LAING)
Passed away peacefully on January 10, 2007 after a long and wonderful life. Loving wife of 65 years to Maurice. Cherished mother to Martha TAMBLYN (and her husband Gordon) and Blair (and his wife Carole.) Dear Grandmother to Blair (and his wife Stephanie), Laura, Geoffrey and Christopher. Great-grandmother to Robert and William. Predeceased by her brother Blair LAING. Elizabeth is fondly remembered for her dedication, lifetime commitment and leadership roles with numerous community based organizations in cities where Maurice and Elizabeth lived including staff medical social worker, Garfield Hospital, Washington, D.C., member of the board of directors of the Young Women's Christian Association of London, Ontario, President of the Service League in London and member of the Women's Committee of the Art Gallery of London, in Toronto, Young Women's Christian Association board member, Vice-Chair North Toronto Youth Project, active involvement in Eglinton St. George's United Church (numerous leadership positions including membership on the national personnel committee of the United Church of Canada); staff member of the Elizabeth Fry Society (where she directed the large volunteer staff for Elizabeth Fry) and President of The May Court Club of Toronto. For many years Elizabeth also worked closely with her father and brother in the family business, Laing Galleries on Bloor Street in Toronto. Elizabeth is remembered as an avid reader, traveller, supporter of the arts including many of the smaller theatre companies in Toronto, local art galleries and the community at large. Special thanks go to Noeme and all of Elizabeth's other caregivers including Helen, Herma, Magdalena, Monica and Dory. The family will receive Friends at Eglinton St. George United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. (at Duplex Ave.) on Sunday, January 14 from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will take place at the Church on Monday, January 15 at 1: 30 p.m. followed by a reception at the Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Eglinton St. George's Church would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
LESKO, Madeline Zelinda
Peacefully, through the mercy of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart, the angels and saints, and through the souls in purgatory, Madeline Zelinda LESKO has joyfully been called to resurrection and to join the Church Triumphant. Madeline (68), who passed from this life on Friday, January 12, 2007, was predeceased by her husband Michael in January of 1991. Beloved mother of Katherine Ann SMITH (Brad) of North Bay, Christopher Michael LESKO, of London, Raquel Inez BUNDGARD (Paul,) of London, and Andrew John LESKO (Maggie,) also of London. Loving grandmother and Nonna to Adam and Nolle (North Bay), James and Daniel (London), and Aphaia and Michael (London.) Madeline is survived by her mother, Ines BARATTA, sister Raquel LEHMAN (Ken,) of London, and step-sister Patricia BROWN, of Brentwood, British Columbia, and her nieces and nephews. Madeline, through her family, expresses her sincere and heartfelt gratitude to family and Friends, those near and far, for their loving support, both spiritually and physically, over the years and these past months. Sincere gratitude and thanks are also expressed to the staff of Parkwood Hospital. Visitation will be at Saint Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church, 46 Cathcart Street, on Monday, January 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers in the evening at 7 o'clock. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Tuesday, January 16, at 10 a.m. (traditional feast day of Our Lady of Refuge). As our Blessed Mother said to Saint_Juan Diego: "Know for certain, dearest and lowliest of my sons, that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God, through whom everything lives, the Lord of all things, who is Master of heaven and earth…Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain…Let nothing else worry you, disturb you". Requiescat in pace Domini (John T. Donohue Funeral Home)

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-05-27 published
Teen charged after mom killed
The 'dedicated, doting' mother of five was biking when struck by a driver accused of drunk driving.
By April KEMICK and Kate DUBINSKI, Sun Media, Sun., May 27, 2007
A mother of five is dead and a teenager charged with drunk driving causing death after a crash west of London that could have been prevented, police say.
Mary Beth THOMAS, 47, of Middlesex Centre, was riding her bike north along Coldstream Road when she was hit by a northbound car near Sinclair Drive about 9 p.m. Friday.
THOMAS, lauded by those who knew her as a "dedicated, doting" mother of five, was taken to University Hospital in London, where she died of her injuries.
The driver of a Plymouth Neon, Andrew Raymond DAVIS, 18, also of Middlesex Centre, has been charged with impaired driving causing death, possession of marijuana and breaching conditions.
"She was just the most devoted mother and wife," said Rev. Pam TOLMAY of Vanneck United Church, where THOMAS was a lifelong member.
"It's a devastating loss for her children, her family and this community."
Described as an avid sports fan who "took great pride in watching all of her children play minor sports," THOMAS supported 4H Junior Farmers and was an active member of her church.
"She was an incredible person," said fellow church member Ken NIXON.
Area police and activists against drunk driving expressed disappointment about the nature of the crash.
"This is a preventable tragedy that happens all too often," said David FINLEY, community leader for Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Haldimand-Norfolk.
"This type of thing shatters families and causes irreparable damage that is needless."
Ontario Provincial Police spokesperson Const. Michelle SMITH said THOMAS's death was preventable.
"It's always (a) tragedy when anybody loses their life. And this one could have been avoided," SMITH said.
"We want to remind drivers to look out for cyclists. It's nice out now, and cyclists are out, both adults and children.
"We also want to remind drivers to drive sober."

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-09 published
Husband charged in wife's shooting death
By Patrick MALONEY, Sun Media, Sat., June 9, 2007
Eugena SMITH, whose husband is now charged in her death, was a sweet woman who worked several jobs and loved her little girl, Friends say.
The 33-year-old Saint Thomas resident was found dead in her Balaclava Street home early Thursday in a reported shooting.
Her estranged husband, Michael SMITH, 35, is charged with first-degree murder.
"She was a good lady, hard worker. Just a quiet person," said a friend who asked his name not be published. "Everybody misses her."
Eugena worked part time at a local Chinese restaurant and reportedly also cleaned houses. It's unclear what Michael did for a living, though they had lived in the home for about a year.
The couple had a daughter -- believed to be about three years old -- and police said yesterday the youngster wasn't in the home at the time of her mother's death.
"She wasn't there and she's safe," Saint Thomas police Const. Anders NIELSEN said. "She wasn't exposed to what happened, directly."
The friend described Michael SMITH as a "nice person" but added that in "the last few months, they had problems."
Neighbours heard him working on interior renovations until late Wednesday.
It was about 6: 30 a.m. Thursday when James MORPHY, a nearby resident with a police scanner, heard officers called to a shooting at 9 Balaclava St.
He said he heard officers say a conflict erupted when a woman told a man she was leaving him.
Investigators yesterday termed SMITH's death a "domestic-related homicide." Michael SMITH will appear in court via video on Monday.
Between 1993 and 2006, there were no homicides in Saint Thomas. But over the past year there have been three, including this latest case.
"It goes to show you that no community is immune," NIELSEN said.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-14 published
Cause of death still pending in case of Saint Thomas woman
By Free Press Staff, Thurs., June 14, 2007
The autopsy on Eugena SMITH, 33, found dead June 7 at her Balaclava Street home in Saint Thomas, is complete but investigators are waiting for toxicology results before they release the cause of death.
"There are a number of tests still being conducted and until those results are in, the pathologist can't make his final determination," said Saint Thomas police Const. Anders NEILSEN. SMITH's estranged husband, Michael SMITH, 35, faces a charge of first-degree murder. He is to appear in court June 15.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-29 published
Kitchener trucker killed on 401
His tractor-trailer slammed into the back of another rig.
By Kelly PEDRO, Sun Media, Fri., June 29, 2007
An Ontario Provincial Police officer examines the crushed cab of a transport truck that was involved in a fatal collision with another yesterday in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 just east of Currie Road. The driver, a 22-year-old man from Kitchener, died after his rig ran into the back of the other. (Sue REEVE, Sun Media)
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating a crash on Highway 401 near Dutton yesterday morning that killed a 22-year-old Kitchener trucker.
The unidentified trucker died after the rig he was driving slammed into the back of another tractor-trailer.
The crash closed the eastbound lanes of the highway for more than eight hours as Ontario Provincial Police re-routed traffic onto Currie Road.
The collision happened about 9: 30 a.m., said Elgin Ontario Provincial Police Const. Michelle SMITH.
Elgin Ontario Provincial Police officers were escorting a truck towing another tractor-trailer from an earlier crash. In that crash, a tractor-trailer rolled into a ditch on the 401 near Currie Road about 4 a.m.
Police decided it was too dangerous to move the rolled vehicle and called in a tow truck, said Rose Bliss, spokesperson for the Special Investigations Unit.
A marked cruiser with its lights and sirens activated was leading the tow truck. Another marked cruiser followed the tow truck and tractor-trailer.
They were on the south shoulder of the eastbound lanes of the highway when the 22-year-old's tractor-trailer passed the convoy and slammed into the back of another truck, Bliss said.
"We're investigating because there was police presence at the time the crash occurred," she said.
"We're looking at the nature and extent of police involvement. Once we have a complete picture of what happened we can assess where we're going to take it from there."
Eight investigators with the agency are involved in the probe. The Special Investigations Unit probes cases where police actions may have resulted in serious injury or death.
Debris from the smashed cab of the tractor-trailer was strewn across the highway. Part of the cab was crumpled underneath the truck in front. Traffic collision investigators were still on scene late yesterday afternoon, probing the cause. No one else was hurt.
The death was the second this week on Elgin County roads. On Tuesday, Michael HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, 71, of Port Stanley was killed in a crash with a fuel tanker. He was driving east on Highway 3 between Quaker and Belmont roads when his car collided with the rear tires of a westbound tanker.
Police are still investigating that crash.
As police gear up for the long weekend, Smith reminded drivers to be safe on the roads.
"Like any other day of any other season, drive safely, leave enough time to get to your destination and be cautious," she said.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-27 published
IVEY also a very respected businessperson
Former London member of provincial parliament Dianne CUNNINGHAM says Beryl Ivey was 'a role model for many.'
By Joe BELANGER, Sun Media, Thurs., December 27, 2007
Beryl IVEY, whose philanthropy touched the lives of countless, was also an astute London businessperson, her acumen admired by many.
Accolades continued to pour in yesterday for the London icon who died Christmas morning and will be buried in London tomorrow her birthday -- following a private family service.
A memorial service will be held January 11 at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London.
"Most of us know her as a business woman," said Dianne CUNNINGHAM, a former London member of provincial parliament, Ontario cabinet minister and now director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Richard IVEY School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
"We were all involved in raising money and there was always a business plan in place. She always asked the questions… She was a role model for many of us."
CUNNINGHAM, who has known Beryl and Dick IVEY for more than 30 years, was devastated by the news of IVEY's death three days before her 83rd birthday after suffering a heart attack on Sunday.
"She taught us to ask questions, be generous and to always say thank you," said CUNNINGHAM. " She was a great advisor for everybody, who would give you her best ideas. Has London ever known a family like this? No. I'm going to miss her very, very much."
Another London icon, Don SMITH, who founded Ellis-Don Ltd., Canada's second-largest construction company, said he lost a "close friend."
SMITH said Beryl IVEY, president of Beehive Investments Inc., sat on many boards, including corporations, but not just in an honorary capacity.
"Her judgement certainly was respected," said SMITH. " She brought to boards an intelligent, female point of view. She'll certainly be missed."
Through her company Beehive, IVEY contributed $1 million toward a $9-million partnership fund for London's National Centre for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery.
Born Beryl NURSE in 1924 in Chatham to a Canadian army lieutenant-colonel, IVEY was a gifted high school athlete who received a full scholarship to Brescia College at University of Western Ontario in 1943.
It was at school that she met Dick, whom she married in 1949, becoming part of a wealthy family that co-founded the Empire Brass Manufacturing Co., now known as Emco.
It was Dick's father, Richard G. IVEY, who in 1947 incorporated the Ivey Foundation that became such a big part of the couple's lives.
Beryl IVEY is credited with the business-like approach to philanthropy the family adopted in the 1970s. She and Dick passed along control of the foundation to their four children in 1997.
Beryl and Dick IVEY moved to Toronto from London 18 months ago to be closer to their children. In June, Beryl was named to the Order of Canada.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, four children, nine grandchildren and a brother, Robert NURSE.
It's estimated the IVEYs donated about $150 million to philanthropy over several decades.
While much is known about the IVEYs volunteerism and philanthropy toward education, medicine and the arts, not so well known is their wide-ranging interest and support for the environment.
The World Wildlife Fund, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Talbot Land Trust are but a few of the IVEY's benefactors.
Judith RODGER, former chair of the London Community Foundation, said Beryl and Dick IVEY "had a sense of the importance of protecting biodiversity.
"If you ever needed good, sensible advice, Beryl was a good person to turn to," said RODGER.
"She was very astute and cared deeply about the environment. And she had a real business sense."
John KIME, former chief executive of the London Economic Development Corp., said the IVEYs didn't give blindly.
"She put discipline into managing their philanthropy," he said.
"They supported things they felt were truly worthwhile. They did wonderful research and then backed those causes or projects strongly, with commitment. She was an extraordinary person in terms of her commitment to this community. It's a huge loss."
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial donations be made to Foundation Western at University of Western Ontario or the London Community Foundation. Online condolences may be posted at www.harrisfuneralhome.ca

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2007-01-09 published
BAXTER, Jeanne Florence (née SMITH)
Suddenly, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Friday, December 15, 2006, Jeanne Florence BAXTER (née SMITH) of Strathroy. Best friend and loving wife of John (Jack) BAXTER. Loving and devoted mother to Mary-Ellen (Terry) BROWN of Strathroy and Rob BAXTER of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Jeanne was a most loving and devoted, proud grandma to J.J. BROWN (Laura) of Strathroy, Terry BROWN (Tess) of London, Angela BROWN of Strathroy, Stephanie BAXTER of Mississauga and Warren BAXTER of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Great-grandmother to a very special little man, Quentin MITCHELL of Strathroy. Cherished sister of Fred (Ann) SMITH of Peterborough, Ethel (Doug) HOGG of London, and Carole Ann (Frank) DICKER of London. Sister-in-law of Bert HAGGIS of London. Predeceased by parents Bill and Florence (née BILTON) SMITH, sisters Ellen McGIBBON (2005,) Phyllis HAGGIS (2000) and brothers-in-law Bill McGIBBON (1996) and Ray MAHOOD. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges, on Sunday, December 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service followed on Monday from Saint_John Anglican Church, 34 head Street North, Strathroy, commencing at 11 a.m. Father Willi KAMMERER officiated. A private family interment to follow at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2007-01-09 published
VAN MASSENHOVEN, Adriana
In loving memory of Adriana VAN MASSENHOVEN, February 16, 1936 to January 5, 2002.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Its been 5 years, Mom
Since we lost you.
How time has flown
To see how much your grandkids and great-grandkids have grown.
We will always cherish the times we had
Your smile, your homemade soup, and sewing,
Was always something you loved and shared.
You are in our hearts forever.
Love, Doug and Marion SMITH,

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SMITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2007-05-30 published
SMITH, Charles Abraham
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Thursday, May 24, 2007, Charles Abraham SMITH of Strathroy, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Marie (FIELD) SMITH. Loving father of Rev. Mary Ellen (Brad) BARCLAY of Saint Thomas, Randy (Marie) SMITH of Kerwood, Gayle (Keith) McLEOD of Strathroy, and Bill (Marian) SMITH of Strathroy and grandfather of Yvonne and Brian WIGBOLDUS, Ian and Tracy BARCLAY, Josh, Lisa, and Bruce HOLMES, Steven, Annette, Leanne, Michelle, Tamara, and Wesley, Candice and Reanne. Also survived by 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Edna KORZYNSKI, Marian WAGNER, and Bob Haggith. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday, May 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service was held on Monday, May 28 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Steve BOOSE officiating. Interment in Oakland Cemetery, Glencoe. A Masonic service was held Sunday evening at 6: 30 p.m. under direction of the Napier Masonic Lodge. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Charlie.

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SMITH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-09-07 published
CAMPBELL- SMITH, Jon Erik (1939-2007)
With sincere regret Donna, Jon and Jason announce the early passing of Erik at his home at Maple Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia after a battle with cancer which he fought with courage and dignity. Erik was a dear, loyal husband, a superb father, a delighted grand-father and a charmed father-in-law.
Erik's life long entrepreneurial spirit was tested daily with his ever changing collection of cars, boats. skis and at times the odd airplane, both full size and scale. Whether boating on his beloved Muskoka Lakes in his Chris-Craft, sailing in his Blue Nose, paddling his Chestnut canoe, or carving those elegant turns down his favourite runs at Osler Bluff Ski Club in Collingwood, Ontario where he was a well qualified ski instructor with the Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance Erik enjoyed his time to the fullest.
Putting together the next business deal whether big or small was a personal joy and challenge to him - he loved to make something happen!
Erik's intense love and loyalty to all his family and Friends were always apparent - he was always the first to say hello and offer a handshake.
His love of History, Economics, Politics, his concern for the Environment - particularly the management of our fresh water resources made him a wonderful participant in thoughtful discussions.
Erik's involvement with the Toronto Home Builders Association in the 1960's led to his creating his own building and land development companies in 1972 - CampbellSmith Homes and Camsmit Inc. These paved the way for Aurora Cars in Richmond Hill, Ontario and finally to the Muskoka Canoe and Rowing Shop in Port Sandfield, Muskoka, Ontario where his restoration work on small boats and canoes was well respected.
A man of vision and the utmost integrity he made our world a happier place just by being who he was, day to day. He was a mentor to many.
Erik will rest in Oslo, Norway within reach of the hills and mountains of his youth. If anyone wishes, a donation, to the Canadian Cancer Society or a personal charity would he appreciated by his family.
Donna will remain at her home in Maple Bay where family and Friends will always be welcome. Jon and Anna will return to Canmore, Alberta. Jason, Caroline and Mattie will continue to live in Braunschweig, Germany.
Thanks to you all for caring.
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SMITH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-09-14 published
Wasaga man stabbed, friend faces murder charge
Twenty-nine year old Roger HALVORSON was stabbed in the upper body before being found outside the Riverboat Resort Saturday, police say.
And a 23-year-old Wasaga Beach man accused of second-degree murder in connection with his death was set to appear in a Barrie courtroom Thursday.
Police responded to a 911 call Saturday morning made by Riverboat Resort manager Nick SINGH.
SINGH said he found HALVORSON laying in the parking lot of the motel located at 280 River Rd. E. at 8 a.m.
He said in an interview Tuesday, that at first he thought HALVORSON had passed out.
"He was transported to hospital and later passed away as a result of the injury," said Ontario Provincial Police Const. Mark Kinney.
According to SINGH, HALVORSON was staying temporarily at the Riverboat. He had been there only a few days and was renting by the week. The motel is known for having long-term tenants.
SINGH said HALVORSON and friend Noah COUTTS, also of Wasaga Beach, went out the night before and that they had been drinking. They returned sometime Saturday morning.
It was COUTTS, 23, who was later charged with second-degree murder.
SINGH said police cleared the scene Monday.
Ontario Provincial Police Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Inspector Dave QUIGLEY is leading the investigation into HALVORSON's death.
Police are not releasing many details about the crime or an autopsy conducted Sunday.
The same parking lot was the scene of the October 20, 2002 beating death of 20-year-old Rahim PREBTANI. Michael Gordon McCARROLL was found guilty of second-degree murder and is serving a life sentence for the death of PREBTANI.
His co-accused, James Luke SMITH, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to two years less a day.
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SMITH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-06-27 published
HUNTER, D. Calder
Passed away suddenly at his Residence, Elmvale on Monday, June 18, 2007. Calder HUNTER, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Pauline (née ROBINSON.) Dear father of Amy Ritchie (Tim FORBES) of Midhurst, Michelle HUNTER (Earl GRAHAM) of Elmvale, Paula (Trevor) HAMMER of Moonstone, Susan HUNTER (Geoff SMITH) of Dorchester and Robert HUNTER of Winnipeg. Loved grandfather of Jordan RITCHIE, Hope GRAHAM, Claire, Christopher and Lily HAMMER and Grace and Carter SMITH. Brother of Evelyn (Elmer) McFADDEN and the late Catherine HUNTER. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Knox-Flos Presbyterian Church or the Collingwood Mental Health Services (Charitable Donations) would be appreciated.
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SMITH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-07-25 published
SMITH, David Stanley " Capt'n Crunch"
(Retired Firefighter)
Passed away at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Dave SMITH of Wasaga Beach, In his 71st year. Beloved husband of Shirley (née TUCK.) Dear father of David (Kim) of Barrie, Sonya (Dave) of Collingwood, Christine (Mark) of Bright and Mark (Amy) of Nottawa. Loving grandfather of Paula, Sabrina, Bradley (B.J.), Ashlee, Karla, Kyle, Lucas, Graydon and Gavin and great-grandfather of Chantelle, Brooklyn and Julianna. Brother of Viola (Lorne) RANCE, Norma DICCECO, Doreen CARTER, Marjorie SLOANE and the late Thelma COLUMBUS, Audrey MAW and Edward SMITH. Brother-in-law of Terry TUCK (late Maureen) and Gary (Addie) TUCK. Friends may call at the Lynn Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service at the Prince of Peace Anglican Church, Wasaga Beach on Friday, July 20 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolence book may be signed at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com
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SMITH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-01 published
SMITH, Dave
The family of the late Dave SMITH of Wasaga Beach would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all who expressed their condolences, sent cards and flowers and kept us in their prayers. Special thanks to Ella EDWARDS and Susie IVES for providing food and the ladies of the Prince of Peace Church for providing the luncheon. To Rev. SEAGRAM for officiating. Leslie DEVLIN for her wonderful singing voice. The Firefighters of the Town of Wasaga Beach for all they have done. The hospital staff of Collingwood General and Marine especially Nurses Dotie and Kim and Doctor HUTCHINGS during Dave's illness. Our deepest gratitude to Kim STUBBS who helped us “keep it all together”.
From Shirley, David, Sonya, Christine and Mark.
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SMITH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-09-26 published
SMITH, John R.
The family of Jack Smith would like to thank Doctor Donald SMITH, the staff and nurses of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital for the exemplary care given to Jack during his illness. We would also like to thank Rev. Darren MAY for performing the service. A very special thanks is extended to Jean JONES and Myrtle BATES for the extended care provided to Jack as well.
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SMITH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-09-26 published
SMITH, John Ronald “Jack&rdquo
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, in his 77th year. Jack, beloved husband of the late Madge (née LANKTREE.) Loving father of Michael (Elizabeth,) Clinton (Micheline,) Ruth Anne HAMMOND (Ron), Harry (Mary), Catherine RAMSEY (Keith), Tom (Jane) and Lynne BEAUPRE and (Dale) and Gordon ELLIS. Will be sadly missed by his dear friend Jean JONES of Stayner. Dear brother of Joan BOYCE, Larry SMITH and Beverly HARRISON. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Harry and his parents Harry and Florence SMITH. A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held on Friday, September 21, 2007 at Fawcett Funeral Homes -- Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation commencing 1 hour prior to the service at 12: 00 noon. Cremation, with interment at Thornbury /Clarksburg Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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SMITH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-17 published
SMITH, Ernest " Ernie" Nelson
On October 12th, 2007 at Champlain Manor, Orillia, Ontario in his 95th year. Ernie SMITH beloved husband of Rose SMITH of Coldwater, formerly of Wasaga Beach. Dear father of Wayne SMITH of Coldwater, and Robert SMITH of Calgary. Grandpa to six Grandchildren and six Greatgrandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Cremated Remains will be placed in Wasaga Beach Cemetery Niche.
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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
SMITH, Bruce Arnold
After a richly blest and fully rounded life, Bruce sailed beyond the horizon on the 26th of December, 2006 at the Hamilton General Hospital in his 88th year after a brief battle with cancer. Beloved husband of the late Beth, and the loving and highly respected father of Kim, Cam, Kirk and Ann Elise whose accomplishments made him immensely proud. Devoted father-in-law of Marilyn, Cathy and Carrie. Dearly loved Grandpa of Laura, Jerrod Bruce, Scott, Erica and Bryan. Special uncle of Susan McKNIGHT and Doctor Michael Bruce BLAKLEY. Dearest companion and partner of Betty BARNES. Predeceased by his parents Lucetta (Merriam) and Frank, and his sisters Elsie, Eva and Alma. Bruce attended Sault Collegiate Institute and was its representative at the Coronation of King George the Sixth. He was a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto (Victoria College) (Class of '41) and of the Ontario College of Education where he was Class President. In the Second World War, he served with Second Division Signals throughout the European campaign including Verrieres Ridge with the South Saskatchewan Regiment. He took great pride from the fact that his 35 men won no less than 12 decorations for valour and dedication. Bruce had a long career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as an announcer and radio host. For 23 years his morning show 'Toast and Jamboree' was a staple in thousands of households on both sides of the border. For many years he was president of Humber Highland Curling Club and of the Toronto Marine Historical Society. He was the first Honorary Mayor of Black Creek Pioneer Village and served on the Metro Conservation Foundation. He received the Queens Confederation Medal, the North York Civic Award and the Ontario Volunteer Award. Bruce was a member of the Probus Club of Burlington, Branch 60 of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Signals Officers Club, and Monday Men's at Wellington Square United Church. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday, January 5, 2007 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline Street, Burlington on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by Bruce's family for whom he was a role model. The bereft family members will miss his special presence and will forever try to live his legacy. The family would like you to sign the book of condolences at www.smithsfh.com O Valiant Heart

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
SMITH, J. Robert "Rob" (April 26, 1954-December 27, 2006)
Peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, Rob passed away after a long and courageous battle with Medullary thyroid cancer. Cherished husband of Jody, for thirty years, and loving and proud father of daughters Devon, Lindsay and Jamie. Beloved son of Ethel and the late Jack SMITH and much loved brother of Ginny (Al, deceased), Warren (Joyce), and Ian (Joni). Rob will be greatly missed by his in-laws John and Shirley FARMER and family, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to all our family, Friends and the many health care providers over the years for their constant support and compassion. Cremation. The family will be receiving Friends at the Craigleith Ski Club (old south lodge) between 1: 00-3:00, to be followed by a celebration of Rob's life from 3: 00-5:00 on Monday, January 8, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Collingwood G&M Hospital or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Friends may leave on-line condolences for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-03 published
SMITH, J. Robert "Rob" (April 26, 1954-December 27, 2006)
Peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, Rob passed away after a long and courageous battle with Medullary thyroid cancer. Cherished husband of Jody, for thirty years, and loving and proud father of daughters Devon, Lindsay and Jamie. Beloved son of Ethel and the late Jack SMITH and much loved brother of Ginny (Al, deceased), Warren (Joyce), and Ian (Joni). Rob will be greatly missed by his in-laws John and Shirley FARMER and family, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to all our family, Friends and the many health care providers over the years for their constant support and compassion. Cremation. The family will be receiving Friends at the Craigleith Ski Club (old south lodge) between 1: 00-3:00, to be followed by a celebration of Rob's life from 3: 00-5:00 on Monday, January 8, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Collingwood G&M Hospital or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Friends may leave on-line condolences for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
SMITH, J. Robert "Rob" (April 26, 1954-December 27, 2006)
Peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, Rob passed away after a long and courageous battle with Medullary thyroid cancer. Cherished husband of Jody, for thirty years, and loving and proud father of daughters Devon, Lindsay and Jamie. Beloved son of Ethel and the late Jack SMITH and much loved brother of Ginny (Al, deceased), Warren (Joyce), and Ian (Joni). Rob will be greatly missed by his in-laws John and Shirley FARMER and family, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to all our family, Friends and the many health care providers over the years for their constant support and compassion. Cremation. The family will be receiving Friends at the Craigleith Ski Club (old south lodge) between 1: 00-3:00, to be followed by a celebration of Rob's life from 3: 00-5:00 on Monday, January 8, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Collingwood G&M Hospital or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
Bruce SMITH, Broadcaster (1919-2006)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio pioneer who was heard on Toronto airwaves for more than 30 years made his mark in 1947 on the milestone morning show, Toast and Jamboree
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Bruce SMITH was a morning man who for many years was the autocratic ruler of his own radio program on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. He chose his own music, and preferred popular tunes of the day rather than the marshal music favoured by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation brass at the time, and even banned certain advertisements, back in the days when Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio ran commercials.
"I ran it lock stock and barrel," Mr. SMITH boasted to Blake KIRBY of The Globe and Mail in 1971. "I selected all the music, wrote and read many of the commercials and allowed what sponsors I wanted, which didn't include beer and cigarettes. That was quite an authority. I just assumed it and nobody objected."
His freedom didn't last forever. Producers gradually wrested control from Mr. SMITH, though his strong personality and success in the ratings meant he had more power than most of them put together.
Mr. SMITH also had a kind of whimsy that is almost unheard of today, but was then common among such fellow broadcasters as Allan McFee and Max Ferguson. For good measure, Mr. SMITH invented a character called Brewster the Rooster, who was introduced to listeners by barnyard sound effects that were followed by a rant done in Brewster's special voice. "Brewster the Rooster was my alter ego," Mr. SMITH once told a reporter. "He became a character through which I could make socially valid points."
Brewster the Rooster proved to be popular with the audience. One day, they lost the tape of Brewster's trademark cock-a-doodle-do and Mr. SMITH reported Brewster had broken his leg skiing and was recuperating at Sunnybrook Hospital. The news of the fictional bird's accident attracted many phone calls and get well cards from listeners.
For many years, Mr. SMITH battled for ratings supremacy with Wally CROUTER of CFRB radio. At the time, the morning radio dial was crowded with the likes of Pierre BERTON, and Charles TEMPLETON on CKEY.
Bruce SMITH grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where his father was a foreman at the local steel plant. He was a brilliant student and served as president of the student council. When he was 15, he decided he would like to work at CJIC, the local radio station. It had just opened and he marched in and announced he was the man to read newscasts. They gave him a job doing it on weekends.
The following year, young Bruce graduated from high school, but for the time he remained stuck at home. His mother thought he was too young to go to university and made him take a second year of Grade 13. He wrote and passed exams in every subject offered, except Spanish.
While in high school, he was chosen as one of the Canadians to represent the country at the coronation of George VI in 1937. He travelled to London and attended the ceremony in Westminster Abbey.
Shortly after his return home, he was finally allowed to go to the University of Toronto. He graduated in law, which was an undergraduate degree at the time, and served as assistant sports editor of The Varsity, the school paper. During that time, he also wrote a column on college sports for The Globe and Mail. He was in the officer's training plan and joined the army in 1941. He trained in Canada with the signals corps, went to England and landed in France soon after D-Day.
His unit, the South Saskatchewan Regiment, fought in France, Holland and Germany. After the war, he stayed on as a broadcaster to work for the army's radio station and to transmit on British Broadcasting Corporation wavelengths. He didn't leave England until late 1946, long after most Canadians had gone home.
By then, most of his fellow law graduates were well along in their careers, so he decided to take a teacher's certificate. He taught for three months at Danforth Technical School in Toronto before taking his first permanent job in radio at CHUM. One of his fellow announcers was Monty Hall, who went on to be the host of the long-running U.S. television game show, Let's Make a Deal. Mr. SMITH worked at CHUM for a little more than a year before joining the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. At first, he did mundane jobs, such as being the booth announcer, reading out such things as the call letters, station breaks and shorter newscasts.
He got a break when it turned out the morning man had trouble getting up on time. On July 19, 1948, Bruce SMITH became the new morning man and quickly made the program his own. "I even picked a Toronto hit parade to play every Friday. There was really no hit parade in 1950."
Bruce SMITH's morning show was known as Toast and Jamboree, and no other Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio program in Toronto had more listeners. It even outperformed such U. S imports broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as Don McNeil's Breakfast Club, which ran at 9 a.m., and Ma Perkins, a popular daily soap opera.
Toast and Jamboree made him a household name in Southern Ontario. Despite that, he remained a modest man and was never a prima donna. People who worked with him recall him as being as friendly in person as he was on the air.
"I was a starry-eyed kid and didn't know what Bruce looked like, though I knew his voice," recalled traffic reporter, Jim CURRAN, of his first day at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "When he said 'Welcome, Jim,' his voice had the same warmth as it did on the radio."
After 23 years doing the morning program, Bruce SMITH was edged out in favour of a younger man, Alex TREBEK, who went on to become the host of Jeopardy, another U.S. game show. In news reports at the time, Mr. SMITH put on a brave face and said how getting up that early wasn't natural, but his colleagues believe he would much rather have kept working the morning shift.
After that, he worked on an afternoon program called The Bruce Smith Show. One of his habits before going to work was to head down to the harbour and check out which ships were in. Later, he became president of the Toronto Marine Historical Society.
Mary McFAYDEN was a producer of his afternoon program for two years. She recalled that on September 2, 1977, they were broadcasting live from the Canadian National Exhibition when a plane practising for the air show suddenly crashed into Lake Ontario. It was a Second World War Fairey Firefly and the pilot was killed. Until that moment, the program offered interviews, live music and other light fare, and then the veteran Mr. SMITH swung into action.
"He showed all his skills as a broadcaster, switching from covering a fair to covering a plane crash. We didn't know much, but he was able to cover it and change the tone without missing a beat," recalled Ms. McFAYDEN.
In 1978, Mr. SMITH decided to retire before someone at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation decided he needed a push. "He didn't want someone coming and telling him it was time to go," said his son, Kim. "He left at the top."
Bruce SMITH was not yet 60 when he left broadcasting. He never went back to it -- even part-time. Instead, he developed a number of sidelines during 28 years of retirement. He became part owner of a curling club, which he ran as well as competing there, and followed his interest in shipping by taking trips as a passenger on lakers that plied the Great Lakes.
He and his wife, Beth, travelled frequently until she became ill. For 10 years, he devoted himself to taking care of her.
Bruce Arnold SMITH was born on August 22, 1919. He died on December 26, 2006, in Hamilton, Ontario He was 87. Mr. SMITH suffered from a rare type of blood cancer and had been ill for only a few weeks. He is survived by his four children, Kim, Cam, Kirk and Ann Elise. His wife, Beth, died in 1999.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
WADDELL, Gervais W.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you Cry and you cry alone"
"Count your age by Friends, not years
Count your life by smiles, not tears"
In loving memory of Gervis William WADDELL, 92 years, who passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2007 at Saint_Joseph's Villa, Sudbury, Ontario. Grateful husband of Ellen Josephine Caswell McKESSOCK (predeceased 1985.) Proud father of Donald (partner Cathy FERGUSON,) Robert (partner Bonnie GROULX,) Richard (wife Diane,) Judy (husband Gordan ANGELOFF) and James. Fortunate Grandfather of Jody, Damien, Dean, Daniel, Kyle, David, Caitlin, Brendan, Samantha, Kristi, Aiden and Connor. son of William Henry WADDELL and Maria Kairns GERVIS (both deceased.) Stepson of Hazel Jackson WADDELL, a wonderful step-mother (deceased.) Fortunate brother of Hopewell HEWSON (husband Conrad,) Margaret SMITH (husband Myles,) all deceased. Fortunate step-brother of Gwen BRUNATTI (husband Joe,) Jackson WADDELL (deceased 1999,) Keith WADDELL (wife Ida,) Murray WADDELL (wife Joyce,) all of Parry Sound, and Wesley WADDELL of Toronto. His love and support will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. Gerv enjoyed a long teaching career which began at Richmond School, a one room school house in Carling Township, Ontario - September 1934-June 1936. This was followed by Victory School in Parry Sound, Ontario - September 1936-June 1939. Opportunities abounded in Sudbury so Gerv moved north to teach at Alexander Public School - September 1939-June 1941. He spoke fondly of summers spent at Camp Falcona as Co-Director with good friend Bill Edgar. He left Sudbury late in 1941 to fight in World War 2 as an Aircrew Navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was on loan to 279 Squadron of the Royal Air Force flying Lougheed Hudsons from the North Sea to the French, Dutch and Danish coasts (Air Sea Resuce, Coastal Command, Bircham Newton, Norfolk, 1943-1944). He was then transferred to 161 Squadron of the Royal Air Force navigating Lougheed Hudsons and Stirling aircraft as Special Duties Support dropping agents and supplies behind enemy lines for the Resistance Movement in France, Holland, Denmark, Northern Germany and Norway, (3 Group-Bomber Command, Tempsford, Bedfordshire, 1944-1945). Crewmates "Nick" Nicholson, Sam Cullen and Bud Schroeder). Gerv finished up the War with 426 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force on long range Military Personnel Transport from Tempsford, Bedfordshire to Karachi, India flying Liberator aircrart. (July 1945-November 19, 1945). He returned to Sudbury to become a Principal of Queen Elizabeth Public School, Wembley Public School, College Street Public School, and Princess Anne Public School with the Sudbury board of Education. Gerv spent "two of the best years of he and wife Ellen's married life" as a Principal on loan to the Canadian Armed Forces at Three Wing in Zweibrucken, Germany (1963-1965). The whole family benefited immensely as a result of this wonderful opportunity. Upon his return to Sudbury, Gerv was the Principal of Adamsdale Public School where he retired in June 1977. Gerv served his community for a decade as an honest and straight forward City Councillor for both the Ryan Ward and Ward Four. He also acted as Deputy Mayor during this time. It must also be mentioned that Gerv was one of the four founding builders/owners of the Caswell Motor Hotel. Gerv was born and raised in Parry Sound, Ontario. He was always proud of his roots and often took fellow "Parry Sounders" under his wing when they made their way to Sudbury to work. Always the gentleman, he will truly be missed by many. Visitation Friday, January 12, 2007 at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home. Friends may call 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, January 13, 2007, 11: 00 a.m. Saint Peter's United Church, York Street. Interment in the family plot at Park Lawn Cemetery. In honour of Ellen, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
WALKER, Marjorie " Molly" (DUNCKER) (1918-2007)
Passed away peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Monday, January 8, 2007 at the age of 88 years. Since her arrival in K-W, Molly has been a long-time member of Saint_John the Evangelist Church, Kitchener. Molly is the last surviving member of the DUNCKER family, the youngest of 13. She is survived by her nieces, Joyce COMRIE of Toronto and Valerie (Paul) SMITH of Pickering. Molly is also survived by the many caring family members of her late husband Jeff WALKER (1997) as well as her many nieces and nephews, much beloved by all. Friends are invited to share their memories of Molly with her family during visitation at Saint_John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water Street North, Kitchener, on Saturday, January 13, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Canon Christopher PRATT officiating. Cremation will have already taken place and private family interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto at a later date. Condolences for the family and donations to Saint_John the Evangelist Anglican Church, the Grand River Hospital Foundation or the Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home, 519.745.8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Molly, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning program by the funeral home.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-11 published
HINDMAN, Daniel Howard Wallace
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, in his 91st year. Daniel Howard Wallace HINDMAN, the beloved husband of the late Ruth Josephine ("Pete") HINDMAN (née McKAY.) Loving father of Lynda SMITH, Elizabeth and her husband David BEDFORD, Kenneth George (Skip) HINDMAN and his wife Karen, and Susan and her husband Paul KIRK. Loving grandfather of Sandra, Brian, Christie, David, Christine, Jason, Kendra, Scott, Jeffrey, Daniel, Rachael, Cassandra and Nicholas. Great-grandfather of five. Dear brother of Helen and her husband Parker EVANS and their family. Howard will long be remembered for his business, sporting and community involvement. Howard was the president of the Hindman Transportation Company. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home (519) 376-2326 on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Central Westside United Church, 310-10th Street West, Owen Sound, on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Health Centre Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-12 published
COWPER- SMITH, Elizabeth Joyce (née LAING)
Passed away peacefully on January 10, 2007 after a long and wonderful life. Loving wife of 65 years to Maurice. Cherished mother to Martha TAMBLYN (and her husband Gordon) and Blair (and his wife Carole.) Dear Grandmother to Blair (and his wife Stephanie), Laura, Geoffrey and Christopher. Great-grandmother to Robert and William. Predeceased by her brother Blair LAING. Elizabeth is fondly remembered for her dedication, lifetime commitment and leadership roles with numerous community based organizations in cities where Maurice and Elizabeth lived including staff medical social worker, Garfield Hospital, Washington, D.C., member of the board of directors of the Young Women's Christian Association of London, Ontario, President of the Service League in London and member of the Women's Committee of the Art Gallery of London, in Toronto, Young Women's Christian Association board member, Vice-Chair North Toronto Youth Project, active involvement in Eglinton St. George's United Church (numerous leadership positions including membership on the national personnel committee of the United Church of Canada); staff member of the Elizabeth Fry Society (where she directed the large volunteer staff for Elizabeth Fry) and President of The May Court Club of Toronto. For many years Elizabeth also worked closely with her father and brother in the family business, Laing Galleries on Bloor Street in Toronto. Elizabeth is remembered as an avid reader, traveller, supporter of the arts including many of the smaller theatre companies in Toronto, local art galleries and the community at large. Special thanks go to Noeme and all of Elizabeth's other caregivers including Helen, Herma, Magdalena, Monica and Dory. The family will receive Friends at Eglinton St. George United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. (at Duplex Ave.) on Sunday, January 14 from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will take place at the Church on Monday, January 15 at 1: 30 p.m. followed by a reception at the Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Eglinton St. George's Church would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-30 published
INCH, Constance E. " Connie" (née EPLETT)
In loving memory of Constance E. "Connie" INCH, 80 years, Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 at the Pioneer Manor, Sudbury. Beloved wife of William A. INCH predeceased 1992. Loving mother of Carolyn (husband Gary LUM), Sam, Jim, Andy, Cathy (husband Richard SMITH), and Tracey (husband Kent PERRAS.) Cherished grandmother of Jamie, Edward, Ryan, David, Jedd, and Kael. Dear daughter of Samuel and Nora (MILLER) EPLETT predeceased. Dear sister of Patricia McLENNAN predeceased. Special aunt to Lynda McLENNAN.
Connie grew up during the war years in New Liskeard and was introduced to the love of nature and outdoor activities by her sportsman father, Sam EPLETT, owner of Epletts Ice Cream. She had her own horse at age 12 and became a skilled horsewoman. At war's end she met the love of her life, a war-time pilot, Bill INCH, and as soon as he finished law school he married Connie and commenced practicing law with Connie's uncle, George MILLER, with the Sudbury law firm Miller, Maki.
She was an avid curler and once represented the north in national curling championship. During the time she was raising their six children, she gave many hours to the Red Cross and other charities related to Children's Aid.
Her annual getaway was to go moose hunting with the boys. She was a loyal Progressive Conservative party worker in many campaigns. In later years she took on the management of the Towne House Hotel owned by her husband and business partners. To add a challenge, she bought a farm which later became an established equestrian facility in Chelmsford, Ontario, currently owned and operated by her daughter Cathy and her husband Rick.
Throughout her life she was a popular hostess who knew the words to all the songs of the day and could whip up a meal for a dozen people at a moment's notice. Connie will be remembered by all who knew her for her vibrant personality, exuberant love of life and her incredible organizational skills. She shot from the hip and rarely missed.
Memorial Visitation at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, on Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 6-9 p.m. Memorial Gathering at Science North on Ramsey Lake Thursday, May 31st, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a celebration of Connie's life at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society Sudbury Chapter Daycare Program.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-05 published
SMITH, Janet Grace (née COLLINS)
Janet died peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Civic), formerly of Peterborough, Norwood and Barrie, in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her loving husband Derry. Loved and missed by her children Allison (Stoney), Collin (Linda), Kevin (Daniela) and Sandford (Debra). Grandmother (Granny) of Rebecca (Chris), Jocelyne (Kevin), Laura, Sheila, Carolyn, Sierra and Sydney. Also sadly missed by her great-granddaughter Emma and great-grand_sons Evan, Tyler, Peter and Adam. She will also be missed by her sister Mary Jane (Kenzie) and brothers Robin (Marion), the late Jim (Di), and brother-in-law David (Sherrill), along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will follow this summer at her beloved Stony Lake. If desired, donations may be made to the P.R.H.C. (Dialysis Unit) and/or the Association of Stony Lake Cottagers (Heritage Foundation), c/o Woodview Post Office, Woodview, Ontario, K0L 3E0. Arrangements entrusted to Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
SMITH, Janet Grace (née COLLINS)
Janet died peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Civic), formerly of Peterborough, Norwood and Barrie, in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her loving husband Derry. Loved and missed by her children Allison (Stoney), Collin (Linda), Kevin (Daniela) and Sandford (Debra). Grandmother (Granny) of Rebecca (Chris), Jocelyne (Kevin), Laura, Sheila, Carolyn, Sierra and Sydney. Also sadly missed by her great-granddaughter Emma and great-grand_sons Evan, Tyler, Peter and Adam. She will also be missed by her sister Mary Jane (Kenzie) and brothers Robin (Marion), the late Jim (Di), and brother-in-law David (Sherrill), along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will follow this summer at her beloved Stony Lake. If desired, donations may be made to the P.R.H.C. (Dialysis Unit) and/or the Association of Stony Lake Cottagers (Heritage Foundation), c/o Woodview Post Office, Woodview, Ontario, K0L 3E0. Arrangements entrusted to Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
MARTYNIUK, Douglas George
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Doug in his 78th year, on June 11, 2007 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga. Predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret PORTEOUS, his brother Bill SMITH (Unity, Saskatchewan.,) nephews Donald HAGAN (Regina, Saskatchewan.), Jim HAGAN (Thompson, Manitoba) and Murray PORTEOUS (Toronto.) He is survived by his sister Ellen HAGAN of Mississauga, sisters-in-law Margaret SMITH of Unity, Alice PORTEOUS of Toronto, Evelyn PORTEOUS of North Bay, 6 nieces, 2 nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. Doug had an illustrious career in the 12 volt industry spanning more than 40 years. He and his wife Margaret established a large farm near Maxwell, Ontario raising registered Hereford cattle. Doug will be remembered for his love, generosity and warmth by his neighbours and Friends. We will all miss him dearly. Special thanks to those who provided care; Doctor John GAPSKI and all staff at the Oncology unit at the Trillium Health Centre and to the nurses at the 4B Nursing Centre for the care given the last week of Doug's life. God bless you all. The family will receive Friends at the Turner and Porter 'Peel Chapel', 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way, Mississauga), on Wednesday, June 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation continues at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, June 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, June 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Maxwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
SMITH, Gordon W.
Peacefully, on June 13, 2007 in his 84th year, with family by his side at Sunnybrook Veteran's Wing. Devoted husband to his loving wife Margaret for 59 years. Favorite brother-in-law to Aunt Irene. Loving father to Randy and his wife Martha, and Carrie and her husband Tom. Proud Papa of Tiffany, Brittany, Courtney and Whitney. Gord's passion and love were always his family. His grandchildren were the pride of his life. The family will receive Friends to share in the celebration of Gord's life in St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue, at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 18th. If desired, donations to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-20 published
Czech wartime refugee became one of Canada's greatest composers
Originally a pianist, he forced himself to write a fugue a week until he had mastered composition. He rejected avant-garde electronic and 12-tone techniques in favour of laments and tributes that probably drew inspiration from his memories of Europe, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
A Czech refugee from Nazism, Oskar MORAWETZ was 23 when he arrived in Toronto, but he remained a European in his sensibilities and his musicianship throughout his long and prolific career as one of Canada's best known and most frequently performed composers. Known for his deep emotion, lyricism and melodic line, Prof. MORAWETZ wrote more than 100 orchestral and chamber works, including Carnival Overture, Piano Concerto No. 1, Memorial to Martin Luther King and From the Diary of Anne Frank. His music, both vocal and instrumental, was performed by such musicians as Glenn GOULD, Maureen Forrester, Ben Heppner, Anton Kuerti, Yo-Yo Ma, Lois Marshall and Zubin Mehta.
His knowledge of the great European composers was encyclopedic, which made him a valuable teacher and mentor. In his own work, he eschewed his colleagues' embrace of avant-garde electronic and 12-tone techniques in favour of deeply felt emotional laments and tributes that probably drew their inspiration from his memories of Czechoslovakia, as it was before Hitler occupied the country, and the trauma both of his own escape and the horrific fate of many of his Friends and extended family members.
Pianist Mr. Kuerti remembered Prof. MORAWETZ as a composer "whose eclectic style was reminiscent of music written 50 to 75 years earlier, as were, among others, Bach and Brahms in their time.
"He was in no way experimental or avant-garde, during a time when radical innovation and destruction of tradition were highly prized by the critics and other would-be oracles, if not by the general public. For this he earned considerable disdain. But his music is absolutely sincere, just as his personality was, and it was extremely well crafted and has a distinct aroma of its own.
"He had an uncanny memory for a great deal of music from the past, and from his acquaintance with it he knew thoroughly all about balance, form, orchestration and sound colours. Had he been a visual artist, one would admire how wonderfully he could draw, rather than just splash paint on a canvas. I think some of his best works should continue to keep a foothold in the repertoire."
As well as two Juno awards, three senior fellowships from the Canada Council and a Golden Jubilee Medal, Prof. MORAWETZ was awarded the Orders of Ontario and Canada. Although he could speak several languages, he never lost his heavy Czech accent.
Oskar MORAWETZ was born January 17, 1917, in Svetla nad Sazavou, Czechoslovakia, the second son of four children of a secular Jewish couple, Richard and Frida (GLASER) MORAWETZ. His father made his living running jute factories that had been founded by his grandfather. When Oskar was 3, the family moved to Upice, a mill town in the foothills of the Sudeten mountains in western Czechoslovakia, where Mr. MORAWETZ and his older brother owned a jute factory, although they continued to spend their summers at the ancestral family estate in Svetla. As a child, Oskar loved building blocks, playing the piano and listening to music. When he was 10, his father moved the family to Prague so that the children could attend high school. They lived in a large apartment in the centre of Prague close to theatres and coffee houses and enjoyed an affluent, cultured lifestyle, complete with skiing vacations at Christmas and Easter.
By 1932, Mr. MORAWETZ was president of the International Cotton Congress, and Oskar was studying piano and theory at the Prague conservatoire under Karel Hoffmeister and Jaroslav Kricka, in addition to his academic classes. Fascinated by music, Oskar was barely interested in other subjects and did poorly in school despite extra tutoring. He graduated in 1935 and then suffered such a severe nervous breakdown (exacerbated by a fear that his fingers would lose the ability to play the piano) that his parents took him to Vienna to see a psychiatrist, who treated him for several weeks before the overwhelming sadness lifted.
Oskar had such an acutely developed ability to sight-read orchestral scores that George Szell recommended him for a position as assistant conductor of the Prague Opera. Despite his longing to become a musician, he never questioned his father's wish that he take forestry at university. In 1937, two years after he began studying forestry, he finally won his father's permission to move to Vienna to study piano. A year later, after he watched Adolf Hitler parade through the streets of Vienna, the anti-Semitism he had already endured increased dramatically and, following a run-in with the Gestapo, he headed home to Prague.
That September, England and France signed the Munich Agreement, giving Germany the Sudetenland, the sections of Czechoslovakia that were heavily populated with Germans and contained most of the country's fortifications. Mr. MORAWETZ sent Oskar to Paris, ostensibly to study music, but really to get him out of the country, and sent his son John and daughter Sonja to England. On March 15, 1939, Hitler marched his troops into Prague, slept in the Royal Castle and boasted that Czechoslovakia had ceased to exist. Mr. MORAWETZ was doubly marked because of his Friendship with political leaders Jan Masaryk and Edward Benes. Nevertheless, he managed to acquire exit permits for himself and his wife and fled to England, then sailed for Canada, arriving in September of 1939.
Oskar, thinking he was safe in Paris, where he was enjoying his musical life immensely, had declined to accompany his parents. But he was treated like an enemy alien and his bank account was frozen. After a series of harrowing near-arrests, he acquired an exit visit that took him from France to Italy by way of Switzerland, where he was helped by a former business associate of his father. In March of 1940, three months before the fall of France, he flew from Rome to the Canary Islands and boarded a ship sailing to the Dominican Republic. From there, he set off for Canada, landing on June 17, 1940. His brother Herbert and sister Sonja had come here in December of 1939; his brother John and his bride Maureen arrived after the war in November of 1946. The family was finally safely reunited in Toronto, although many of their relatives had been murdered in concentration camps. By then, Oskar, who had been rejected for military service because a chest X-ray had revealed dormant tuberculosis cells, had become a naturalized Canadian citizen.
From afar, Oskar had seen Canada as a cultural backwater, but it actually provided him with a nurturing artistic environment. He lived with his parents and dedicated himself to studying music. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in music (1944) and a doctorate in composition (1953) from the University of Toronto, studying under Leo SMITH and Albert GUERRERO -- two of his fellow piano students were Mr. GOULD and John Beckwith. Initially, he wanted to be a pianist, but because he had to write an original composition to complete the prerequisites for his bachelor's degree, he forced himself to write a fugue a week.
"He was very frustrated at first," said his daughter Claudia, "but after writing 40 or 50 of them, he found them easier to do." His graduate composition was his first string quartet, Opus 1, and it won a Composers, Authors, and Publishers Association of Canada award. In 1946, he began teaching at the Royal Conservatory of Music, was appointed to the faculty of the University of Toronto as an assistant professor six years later, where he continued to teach composition and harmony for the next three decades.
On June 7, 1958, at the age of 40, he married Ruth SHIPMAN, a pianist and piano teacher from London, Ontario, in a ceremony at Bloor Street United Church in Toronto. (Mr. GOULD played the organ.) The MORAWETZes settled in a house in Forest Hill, with him occupying an upstairs room furnished with a Heintzman piano and a large oak desk, where he composed music. There was a second piano in the living room, a Steinway grand, that Prof. MORAWETZ played occasionally, but it was used much more frequently by his wife, who gave music lessons there. Her office, aside from the kitchen, was in the basement.
Two years after his wedding, Prof. MORAWETZ won the first of three Senior Arts Fellowships from the Canada Council, which gave the young couple the opportunity to travel in Europe, attending concerts and making connections with musicians and, coincidentally, conceiving Claudia, their first child (now a computer scientist) who was born in 1962. Their son Richard (an economist) followed in 1966.
About this time, Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich asked Prof. MORAWETZ to compose a work for cello and orchestra. He said later that he was having trouble finding the inspiration to write a note until he watched the "slow, sad and very moving" funeral procession for Martin Luther King in Atlanta, three days after the civil-rights leader's assassination on April 4, 1968. When he saw the inscription on Rev. King's gravestone, taken from his favourite spiritual - "Free at last, thank God Almighty I am free at last!" - he resolved to write a work dedicated to Rev. King's memory: "I saw clearly in front of me the form, content and orchestration of my composition." Memorial to Martin Luther King was first performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in Another death, long after the fact, inspired another of his memorable musical eulogies. In a radio interview in 1990, Prof. MORAWETZ spoke about the inspiration for From the Diary of Anne Frank (1970), explaining that he hadn't read the diary when it was published in the early 1950s because it reminded him too painfully of the fate of so many of his Friends and family members. When he read it in 1968, he was haunted by the entry in which Anne writes about her friend Hanneli Goslar ("Lies Goosens" in the published diary), who was arrested and sent to a concentration camp while the Frank family was in hiding in Amsterdam. The two girls met up again briefly in Bergen-Belsen in the last months of the war. "I still think it's the most moving passage of the whole book… [it] is nothing else but a prayer for the survival of her friend Lies," Prof. MORAWETZ once said. Soprano Lois Marshall premiered the work with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in May of 1970.
Prof. MORAWETZ's marriage was not a harmonious one. The couple separated in 1982 and divorced two years later. At 67, Prof. MORAWETZ found himself not only divorced, but retired from his teaching job at the U of T. After some initial dilemmas about housekeeping, he settled happily into a busy lifestyle of composing, giving guest lectures and travelling for most of the next decade. He gave his last performance as a pianist in March, 1992. Two years later, the Elmer Iseler Singers sang one of his last major commissions, Prayer for Freedom, at the inaugural concert in the North York Performing Arts Centre. The work, which was commissioned by the Canada Council, draws on two anti-slavery poems written by 19th-century African-American writer Frances E.W. Harper, reflects Prof. MORAWETZ's thematic commitment to human rights and social justice.
The following year, in May of 1995, he went back to Prague, the city he had fled nearly 60 years earlier. He fell into a depression that was compounded by his failing eyesight and the arthritis that stiffened his fingers and made it difficult for him to play the piano. The breakdown may have been a reverberation of the severe depression he suffered as a teenager, with both episodes linked by a fear of being cut off from his music. He was never able to compose music again.
Six years later, he fell and hit his head, suffering brain damage that severely affected his memory and his ability to express himself. In 2002, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome, he moved into a retirement home in Toronto. Several symphony orchestras in Canadian cities, including Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa played concerts of his works in January to celebrate his 90th birthday, and the University of Toronto music faculty organized a tribute to the man and the musician.
Oskar MORAWETZ was born on January 17, 1917, in Svetla nad Sazavou, Czechoslovakia. He died in his sleep at Leaside Retirement Residence in Toronto on June 13, 2007, of complications from Parkinson's syndrome. He was 90. He is survived by two children, two grandchildren and extended family. There will be a memorial service on June 28 at 7 p.m. in Walter Hall at the U of T's Edward Johnson building.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
PECK, Mary Evelyn (née BIGGAR)
Passed away peacefully in hospital, in the early morning of Thursday, June 21, 2007, aged 87 years. Much loved wife of 64 years to George, and loving mother to Brenda (Willard SMITH,) Barbara (David DUNBAR), John (Alexandra) and Alex (Anne SCOTT). Her daughters and sons were all in Ottawa to say goodbye. She was a wonderful grandmother to her six long-awaited grandchildren: Spencer, Georgia, Evan, Oliver, Joe and Ben. Born in Montreal, Mary also lived in Vancouver, Ottawa, Fredericton, New Brunswick, and in her cherished seaside home on Deer Island. She was a graduate of McGill University and Carleton University. Though she devoted many happy years to raising her children, she later worked as a research historian on the restoration of the Fortress of Louisbourg and on numerous other projects. She was the proud author of six books, including The Bitter With the Sweet, a social history of New Brunswick from 1604 to 1984. Throughout her life she was a friend to many. Known for her energy and hospitality, Mary always welcomed visitors to her door, the more the merrier. Her life was filled with her love of family and Friends, not to mention art, theater, literature, travel, flowers and cats. Mary's family would like to thank the staff on Ottawa 2 West of the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre for caring for Mary over the past few months, and the seventh-floor staff of the Ottawa General Hospital for their gentle care and consideration during her final days. We also appreciate the attention from her special Ottawa Friends who helped her so much in the last few years and have become as close as family. A service will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 23rd, at McKay United Church, 39 Dufferin Road, Ottawa. Interment will take place at a later date in the family cemetery near Sussex, New Brunswick. In honor of her memory, donations to McGill University would be appreciated. Mary will be greatly missed. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. Condolences/Donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-28 published
SMITH, Lancelot James - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
All claims against the estate of Lancelot James SMITH, late of Unit 605, 33 Elmhurst Avenue. Toronto, Ontario, chartered accountant, who died on May 20, 2007, Must be filed with Mills and Mills LLP, solicitors for the estate, on or before July 27, 2007; thereafter, the estate trustee will distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated this 21st day of June, 2007.
Mills and Mills LLP
Suite 700, 2 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
Attention: Gary R. REID
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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-03 published
WALKER, Donald Ian Forbes, P.Eng.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Donald Ian Forbes WALKER in his 78th year on Friday, June 29, 2007. Survived by Adele his beloved wife of 55 years.
Predeceased by his father George Mitchell WALKER, his mother Jean Burnet SMITH and his sister Helen Elizabeth WALKER.
Survived by his loving sister Jean Margaret WALKER and sister-in-law Norein HARRIS and niece DeAnne JOYCE and her family.
Devoted father to sons Douglas, David and Derek. He will missed by daughters-in-law Teresa, Lisa and dear friend Leslie.
His legacy lives on in his grandchildren Elizabeth, Catherine, William, Alexandra, Christina, Cheryl, Liam, and step-grandchildren Robert and Jennifer.
Don was born on February 22, 1929 and had an illustrious career as a professional engineer. He had been a valued partner in Dagmar Construction and a longstanding member of Noganosh Hunt Club. Admired and respected by his family, many Friends, colleagues and co-workers Donald along with his quick wit and dry humour will be sadly missed by all.
A Memorial service will be held at 7: 00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday July 17, 2007 at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 8088 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 1W3, 905-889-8889. In lieu of flowers in memory of Donald Ian Forbes WALKER donations can be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada at ph: 1-800-567-2873 or by contacting their web site at www.musculardystrophycanada.org. Donation forms will be available at the Funeral Home.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-05 published
SMITH, Lancelot James - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
All claims against the estate of Lancelot James SMITH, late of Unit 605, 33 Elmhurst Avenue. Toronto, Ontario, chartered accountant, who died on May 20, 2007, Must be filed with Mills and Mills LLP, solicitors for the estate, on or before July 27, 2007; thereafter, the estate trustee will distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated this 21st day of June, 2007.
Mills and Mills LLP
Suite 700, 2 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
Attention: Gary R. REID
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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
SMITH, Doctor J Malcolm
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, on Wednesday, July 4th, 2007, Dr. John Malcolm (Mack) SMITH, of London, in his 85th year. Devoted and faithful husband for 56 years to Marilyn (SPECK.) Loved and admired by his children Katherine (Peter) CULBERT, David (Joanne) SMITH, and Christopher SMITH. Mack will be missed by his grandchildren, Jay, Julie and Ian CULBERT, and Katie and Lindsay SMITH. Mack volunteered in the Second World War and served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Following graduation from the University of Toronto, he pursued a career with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. After retirement from the military, he became a member of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University Of Western Ontario. Mack was a man of honour and integrity who, through his commitment to his family, country and the environment, has truly made the world a better place. Friends will be received at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Church of the Transfiguration, 33 Bromleigh Ave., on Monday, July 9th, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mack are asked to consider the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 110 Eglington Ave. W., Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A3, or the Alzheimer Society. Many thanks to Doctor Michael BORRIE and the exceptional staff at Western Counties Wing, 2 Perth, Parkwood Hospital, as well as to Doctor Nancy BEHME for the loving care shown to Mack during his illness. On-line condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
WARD, Claire (née HIGGINS)
Died quietly on July 5, 2007 at age 87, the final small transition in an illness that had diminished her once-sharp mind and weakened her once-agile body. Her emotional capacity endured longer, allowing occasional flashes of her essential kindness, sweetness and bravery, even towards the end. Claire was born in East York in 1919, the youngest in a family of five children of Thomas Bartholomew William HIGGINS and Augusta RYAN, and step-mother Frances COOK. Her four siblings, Tony, Marjorie, Arthur and Ray all predeceased her. In 1932, the family returned to England and in 1938, Claire married Arthur WARD. They were intensely devoted to each other for 65 years until his death in 2003. They went through the London Blitz together, each working in civil defense. Then in 1949 they and their daughters emigrated to Canada where Claire worked with passion and commitment in a number of helping organizations in Toronto, including many years with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Association in Canada. She also studied for 14 years, mostly in the evenings, to get a B.A. from the University of Toronto at age 54. Claire and Arthur were members of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill and Saint Paul's (Westdale) in Hamilton. For the family, the sense of missing her began some years ago but now it is definite. She was "Mum" to Vandra (and husband Volker MASEMANN) and Kirsten (and husband Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and "Granny" to Charlotte (Erik DE VRIES,) Alison (Jeff GRAY/GREY,) Hilary, Bronwen, Rosemary, Galen (Ratana EK,) and Taliesin (Coire LANGHAM.) And we are happy that she was able to spend some time with her great-grand_sons, Leo, Willem and Felix. Elizabeth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON will miss her honourary Granny. Claire will also be missed by her nephews Peter and Donald LOGAN and her sister Marjorie's descendants, and also by her cousin Joyce SMITH, and special Friends. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the kind care and companionship she experienced at New Horizons Tower, her home for the past five years. The staff there and her morning caregivers from Para Med have treated her with the kind of respect and gentleness that she accorded everybody. She was an exceptional person. Memorial service will be held on July 20, 2007 at 3: 30 p.m., in Dovercourt Baptist Church at New Horizons, 1140 Bloor Street West at Dufferin. Instead of flowers, we invite you to make donations to either United Nations Children's Fund Canada, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto M4S 2C6 or to the Wilkie Fund at New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St. West, Toronto M6H 4E6.
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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-11 published
WARD, Claire (née HIGGINS)
Died quietly on July 5, 2007 at age 87, the final small transition in an illness that had diminished her once-sharp mind and weakened her once-agile body. Her emotional capacity endured longer, allowing occasional flashes of her essential kindness, sweetness and bravery, even towards the end. Claire was born in East York in 1919, the youngest in a family of five children of Thomas Bartholomew William HIGGINS and Augusta RYAN, and step-mother Frances COOK. Her four siblings, Tony, Marjorie, Arthur and Ray all predeceased her. In 1932, the family returned to England and in 1938, Claire married Arthur WARD. They were intensely devoted to each other for 65 years until his death in 2003. They went through the London Blitz together, each working in civil defense. Then in 1949 they and their daughters emigrated to Canada where Claire worked with passion and commitment in a number of helping organizations in Toronto, including many years with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Association in Canada. She also studied for 14 years, mostly in the evenings, to get a B.A. from the University of Toronto at age 54. Claire and Arthur were members of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill and Saint Paul's (Westdale) in Hamilton. For the family, the sense of missing her began some years ago but now it is definite. She was "Mum" to Vandra (and husband Volker MASEMANN) and Kirsten (and husband Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and "Granny" to Charlotte (Erik DE VRIES,) Alison (Jeff GRAY/GREY,) Hilary, Bronwen, Rosemary, Galen (Ratana EK,) and Taliesin (Coire LANGHAM.) And we are happy that she was able to spend some time with her great-grand_sons, Leo, Willem and Felix. Elizabeth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON will miss her honourary Granny. Claire will also be missed by her nephews Peter and Donald LOGAN and her sister Marjorie's descendants, and also by her cousin Joyce SMITH, and special Friends. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the kind care and companionship she experienced at New Horizons Tower, her home for the past five years. The staff there and her morning caregivers from Para Med have treated her with the kind of respect and gentleness that she accorded everybody. She was an exceptional person. Memorial service will be held on July 20, 2007 at 3: 30 p.m., in Dovercourt Baptist Church at New Horizons, 1140 Bloor Street West at Dufferin. Instead of flowers, we invite you to make donations to either United Nations Children's Fund Canada, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto M4S 2C6 or to the Wilkie Fund at New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St. West, Toronto M6H 4E6.
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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-12 published
SMITH, Lancelot James - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
All claims against the estate of Lancelot James SMITH, late of Unit 605, 33 Elmhurst Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, chartered accountant, who died on May 20, 2007, Must be filed with Mills and Mills LLP, solicitors for the estate, on or before July 27, 2007; thereafter, the estate trustee will distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated this 21st day of June, 2007.
Mills and Mills LLP
Suite 700, 2 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
Attention: Gary R. REID
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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-13 published
JACK, The Reverend J.D.C.
(minister emeritus of Leaside Presbyterian Church)
Died peacefully on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 in his 87th year at Cummer Lodge in Toronto. James JACK, beloved husband of Mary WINCHESTER, dear father of Jim JACK (Lisa), Anne MANNING (Bob), Helen SMITH (Bob) and Elizabeth JACK (Bruce,) proud grandpa of Ian and Rachel, Holly, Robert, Sara, Nancy and John, Laura, Jim and Dwight, Sheena and Sharena, loving great-grandpa of Malcolm, Kate and Alex, Benjamin and Adeline. Cherished brother of the late Dave JACK, admired brother-in-law of Elma JACK, John and Ruth WINCHESTER, Jean and the late Allistair CRAWFORD, dear cousin of Auntie Mae WILEY. A memorial service will be held at Iona Presbyterian Church, 1080 Finch Avenue East, Toronto on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. Visitation from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
WARD, Claire (née HIGGINS)
Died quietly on July 5, 2007 at age 87, the final small transition in an illness that had diminished her once-sharp mind and weakened her once-agile body. Her emotional capacity endured longer, allowing occasional flashes of her essential kindness, sweetness and bravery, even towards the end. Claire was born in East York in 1919, the youngest in a family of five children of Thomas Bartholomew William HIGGINS and Augusta RYAN, and step-mother Frances COOK. Her four siblings, Tony, Marjorie, Arthur and Ray all predeceased her. In 1932, the family returned to England and in 1938, Claire married Arthur WARD. They were intensely devoted to each other for 65 years until his death in 2003. They went through the London Blitz together, each working in civil defense. Then in 1949 they and their daughters emigrated to Canada where Claire worked with passion and commitment in a number of helping organizations in Toronto, including many years with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Association in Canada. She also studied for 14 years, mostly in the evenings, to get a B.A. from the University of Toronto at age 54. Claire and Arthur were members of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill and Saint Paul's (Westdale) in Hamilton. For the family, the sense of missing her began some years ago but now it is definite. She was "Mum" to Vandra (and husband Volker MASEMANN) and Kirsten (and husband Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and "Granny" to Charlotte (Erik DE VRIES,) Alison (Jeff GRAY/GREY,) Hilary, Bronwen, Rosemary, Galen (Ratana EK,) and Taliesin (Coire LANGHAM.) And we are happy that she was able to spend some time with her great-grand_sons, Leo, Willem and Felix. Elizabeth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON will miss her honourary Granny. Claire will also be missed by her nephews Peter and Donald LOGAN and her sister Marjorie's descendants, and also by her cousin Joyce SMITH, and special Friends. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the kind care and companionship she experienced at New Horizons Tower, her home for the past five years. The staff there and her morning caregivers from Para Med have treated her with the kind of respect and gentleness that she accorded everybody. She was an exceptional person. Memorial service will be held on July 20, 2007 at 3: 30 p.m., in Dovercourt Baptist Church at New Horizons, 1140 Bloor Street West at Dufferin. Instead of flowers, we invite you to make donations to either United Nations Children's Fund Canada, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto M4S 2C6 or to the Wilkie Fund at New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St. West, Toronto M6H 4E6.
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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
YARLETT, Aileen Ellen (née SANDIFORD)
Peacefully on July 14, 2007 after a brief illness at North York General Hospital, in her 94th year with her family by her side. Aileen, beloved wife of the late Bert YARLETT. Dearest mother of Sandra (Norman HUBLEY,) David (Susan MALLABON,) Karen (Sidney SHEAR), Michael (Cathie), Stephen (Nancy), Debbie (Richard MONCK) and the late David. Wonderful grandmother to sixteen grandchildren and their spouses: Jeffrey YARLETT, Pamela, Darlene and Kelly HUBLEY; Stephen and Kevin SHEAR; Michelle, Heather, Andrea, Kristen and Lindsay YARLETT; Derek, Trevor and Kelsey YARLETT; Jason and Karly MONCK. She had great joy also knowing 7 great-grandchildren. We would like to thank her caregiver Mila for her loving care. Thank you for the kindness of Doctor M.A. PUBBEN, Doctor David SMITH and the nursing staff on 4 north. Aileen enjoyed being a wonderful mother. She also enjoyed working for 17 years at The Room in Simpsons. Aileen had many Friends over the years. Everyone loved her! Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home 159 Eglinton Ave. West, (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street), Toronto on Wednesday July 18, from 3-8 p.m. A service will be held in Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto, on Thursday July 19, at 1 p.m. A reception will follow the service. Interment York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road, North York, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy donations to Sick Kids Multi Organ Transplant Program and Unit 6A, 525 University Ave. Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L3, would be appreciated. 'Life is beautiful.'

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
EMORY, Wilma Hersey (née HOWARD)
Passed away peacefully after a courageous struggle with lung disease on Monday, July 16th, 2007 at the Palliative Care Unit, Bridgepoint Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born in Montreal on July 4th, 1920, daughter of the late Wilbert HOWARD and Olive HOWARD. For sixty-six magical years she was the beloved wife of James Vernon 'Top' EMORY, cherished mother of Devon (Bill) BAXTER, Karen (James) MILLER, Verne (Kendall) EISNOR, James (Barbara) EMORY, Arthur EMORY, and predeceased by her infant son Howard EMORY. She was the proud and loving grandmother of twenty-five (eight by marriage) and great-grandmother of fourteen. She is survived by her sisters Sylvia SMITH and Gwenna HOWARD and her brother Kenneth HOWARD. While active in church (Anglican) and charitable organizations during her earlier years in Montreal, in her later years in Toronto the principal focus of her life was her husband and family, to whom she was totally devoted. She will be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved her. At Wilma's request the funeral will be private. If desired, memorial donations may be made to and gratefully received by the Bridgepoint Palliative Care Unit, 14 St. Matthews Road, Toronto Ontario, M4M 2B5. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
SMITH, Charles F.
Peacefully in Toronto on July 18, 2007 at age 89, after a short illness. Born in North Bay, Ontario on March 2, 1918 into a vibrant family of 10, he was a sixth-generation Canadian. During the depression, Charles found work in northern Ontario as a rail gang crewmember, logger, mine clerk, warehouse-man, and assayer. During the Second World War, he served as an aircraft rigger, mainly in Kingston, Ontario. In 1941, Charles married his lifelong love Constance. After the war, he returned to school to complete his high school diploma, and engineering and Master of Science degrees in Metallurgy at Queens University, finishing as class President in 1949. Charles began his career at Barber Tool and Die in Hamilton, but soon moved to Sperry Vickers, a world leader in hydraulics. He founded the Canadian division in 1955, Vickers' first international business. In 1966, Charles and Connie moved to England where he was Managing Director (European Division) for Vickers and then Vice President Europe of Sperry Vickers. In 1977, he moved to the head office in Detroit as Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs. Charles retired in 1980 and returned to Toronto to their cherished home at 14 Kingsway Crescent in the Kingsway. For the last few years, he lived on Lake Ontario at Palace Place. Charles was a dedicated volunteer, most notably with the Etobicoke Rotary Club, which awarded him a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his hard work. Other pursuits included ocean racing in Europe, such as the Royal Yacht Club Fastnet Race; and tracing the family roots which led to the publication of a memoir, I Remember, I Remember. He loved his family, home, cottage, and Friends. Charles is predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Constance Charlotte SMITH. Loving father of Patricia HILLMER and Michael SMITH and his wife Laura TEMPLE- SMITH. Treasured grandfather of Michael HILLMER and his wife Melinda and Charlotte and Roddy SMITH. Dear brother of Phil SMITH, Kay WILLIAMS, Mabel MITCHELL, and Lois SCHMIDT and predeceased by Harold SMITH, Grace STEED, Chester SMITH, Don SMITH and Keith SMITH. The family would like to thank the staff of the Saint_Joseph's Health Centre Palliative Care Unit for their compassionate care. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Old Mill Inn Chapel, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Reception to follow immediately. If desired, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Arrangements by Turner and Porter, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke. (416) 231-2283.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-25 published
SMITH, Charles F.
Peacefully in Toronto on July 18, 2007 at age 89, after a short illness. Born in North Bay, Ontario on March 2, 1918 into a vibrant family of 10, he was a sixth-generation Canadian. During the depression, Charles found work in northern Ontario as a rail gang crew member, logger, mine clerk, warehouse-man, and assayer. During the Second World War, he served as an aircraft rigger, mainly in Kingston, Ontario. In 1941, Charles married his lifelong love Constance. After the war, he returned to school to complete his high school diploma, and engineering and Master of Science degrees in Metallurgy at Queens University, finishing as class President in 1949. Charles began his career at Barber Tool and Die in Hamilton, but soon moved to Sperry Vickers, a world leader in hydraulics. He founded the Canadian division in 1955, Vickers' first international business. In 1966, Charles and Connie moved to England where he was Managing Director (European Division) for Vickers and then Vice President Europe of Sperry Vickers. In 1977, he moved to the head office in Detroit as Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs. Charles retired in 1980 and returned to Toronto to their cherished home at 14 Kingsway Crescent in the Kingsway. For the last few years, he lived on Lake Ontario at Palace Place. Charles was a dedicated volunteer, most notably with the Etobicoke Rotary Club, which awarded him a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his hard work. Other pursuits included ocean racing in Europe, such as the Royal Yacht Club Fastnet Race; and tracing the family roots which led to the publication of a memoir, I Remember, I Remember. He loved his family, home, cottage, and Friends. Charles is predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Constance Charlotte SMITH. Loving father of Patricia HILLMER and Michael SMITH and his wife Laura TEMPLE- SMITH. Treasured grandfather of Michael HILLMER and his wife Melinda and Charlotte and Roddy SMITH. Dear brother of Phil SMITH, Kay WILLIAMS, Mabel MITCHELL, and Lois SCHMIDT and predeceased by Harold SMITH, Grace STEED, Chester SMITH, Don SMITH and Keith SMITH. The family would like to thank the staff of the Saint_Joseph's Health Centre Palliative Care Unit for their compassionate care. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Old Mill Inn Chapel, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Reception to follow immediately. If desired, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Arrangements by Turner and Porter, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke. (416) 231-2283.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-30 published
POULIN, Jean-Luc Alcide
With great sadness we announce the death of Jean-Luc POULIN on Saturday, July 28th, 2007, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his wife and children, at the age of 67. Jean-Luc died of complications attendant upon the treatment necessary in the very unequal struggle against a brain tumour lymphona.
Jean-Luc was a devoted husband to Linda (Lye) and loving father of Jean-Louis (Aida) and Danielle (Randy). Grandpa to Christian and Matthew TENNANT and Nicolas and Sebastien POULIN. Predeceased by his parents Lucienne TOURANGEAU (1993) and Jean-Louis POULIN (1942) and his stepfather Roland CÔTÉ (2007:) older brother and mentor of Gerard POULIN (Lorraine) Claire BOURGEOIS (deceased) (Rheo,) Jean-Noel CÔTÉ (Jeanne,) Solange (Sally) ROY (Paul,) Real CÔTÉ (Marj), Louis COTE, Louise LEBEL (Tom), Michel COTE and Micheline BRASSEUR (Reg.) Favourite uncle of at last count 52 nieces and nephews.
A teacher of French par excellence at O'Neill Collegiate, Dunbarton H.S., Eastdale Collegiate and Lahr Secondary in Lahr, Germany, Jean-Luc was also French Co-ordinator for the Durham Board for four years. In his ten-year retirement he indulged his love of fishing and the outdoors, spending many happy hours catching pickerel on Lake Scugog.
We wish to express our deepest thanks to Doctor Walter CHANG, to surgeon Doctor Mark BERNSTEIN, Doctors Cynthia MENARD and Warren MASON of Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctor Nicole DEVOST of Lakeridge Health Palliative care, naturopaths Doctor Michael SMITH, Doctor Ali RAHMANIAN, and Doctor Sam ASHORE, and to our spiritual mentor Heidi McBRATNEY.
Jean-Luc's favourite charity was St. Vincent de Paul. If you would prefer, please make donations to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
Family and Friends will be received at the Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234), for visitation on Tuesday, July 31st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 1st at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-31 published
HICKEY, Frances Mary
Suddenly on July 28th 2007 in her 83rd year. Frances was predeceased by her husband Paul in 2004 after 50 happy years. Loving mother to Susan and Barbara. Beloved grandmother to Justine Helena THOMAS. Frances was predeceased by her sister Catherine POWELL and will be sadly missed by her sister Joan SMITH. Everybody's favorite aunt, She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and their children. She will always be remembered by them for her wonderful parties, fabulous cooking and the warmth of her home. Frances' creative talent was evident in the many pieces of art she left with family and Friends. Fran and Paul spent many happy retirement years in Guelph where they were supported by wonderful Friends and neighbours. Her family is particularly grateful for the kindness and care she received at the Balmoral Club in her final years. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home 1141 St. Clair Avenue West Toronto (one block east of Dufferin) on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church 354 St. Clair Avenue West Toronto on Wednesday August 1st at 10 o'clock.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
SMITH, Leo
On Monday, August 6, 2007 at Toronto General Hospital. Leo SMITH, beloved husband of the late Jean SMITH. Loving father and father-in-law of Dawn and Herb HABERMAN, and Michael. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Theodore and Kay. Devoted grandfather of seven grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Tuesday, August 7th at 4: 00 p.m.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-09 published
SMITH, John Barry
Passed away peacefully in the early hours of August 8, 2007 at 69 years of age. He was surrounded and comforted by his loved ones in his final days and hours. A devoted partner to Barbara BEALE, a loving father to Darren (Leh,) Shelley (Michael) and Graham (Seven), a loved grandfather to Ryan, Dean, Paige and Tom, and a dear friend to many. Remembered as a boy raised on the Alberta prairies, who saw the world and led a rich, full life and who dedicated his career to the insurance business in Toronto. An engaging, curious traveler whose gift of love to those he held dear will remain for all time. A memorial service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday August 11 at Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road, Toronto. 416-425-1253. The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses at Saint Michael's Hospital for their tender care and respect given to him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Saint Michael's Hospital. Remembrances and condolences can be made online at Marshall Funeral Home www.marshallfuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-10 published
HARPER, Marguerite Edith 'Peggy'
Passed away suddenly but peacefully in her 95th year on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, in Ottawa. Beloved wife of the late James Kenneth HARPER. She will be profoundly missed by her children: Peter HARPER (Angela) and Jane SCHOFIELD (Chris;) her grandchildren: Matthew, David, Amanda and Christian; her dearly loved sister Christina SMITH (the late Harry) and by her many relatives and Friends in Ottawa and Toronto. Predeceased by her brother Charles DAVIDSON (Eileen.) The family will receive relatives and Friends at The Jerrett Funeral Home, North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles), Toronto on Sunday, August 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday, August 13 from 11: 30 a.m. to service at 1 p.m. Interment at the Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery. A memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully accepted.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-13 published
SMITH, Ray
By Hazel SMITH, Page L6
Librarian, husband, father. Born October 19, 1929, in Ashford, Kent, England. Died July 11 in Parry Sound, Ontario, of leukemia, aged 77.
Despite the Dickensian hardship of being orphaned at Christmastime at the age of 7 and being placed in a "boys' home," Ray's clever mind guaranteed him a scholarship to Sir Roger Manwood's School in Sandwich, Kent.
Ray launched his career with an internship at the Gillingham Library in Kent, where he met his bride-to-be, Joan BROOKER. The early fifties saw Ray fulfilling his military service, marrying Joan, graduating from library college and welcoming his firstborn, Steven.
After two years heading a branch library, Ray applied for and won a position with the Toronto Public Library. Two years later, Ray and family moved again, north to Parry Sound where Ray ran the Parry Sound Public Library out of the basement of the town hall.
In 1961, Ray wrote an article proposing an interlibrary loan scheme for the province's small libraries. He was advised that if he was interested in expanding library services, he should begin. The next year, the Muskoka/Parry Sound Regional Library Co-operative came into existence.
The same year, Ray's second child, Hazel, was born. In 1964, the district of Nipissing joined the co-operative and the Algonquin Regional Library was created.
Many Parry Sounders will remember the bright yellow bookmobile that travelled from village to village. Ray's kids sometimes went on book runs with him, Hazel seated between the two front seats in an old armchair.
Ray was instrumental in getting the modern and spacious Parry Sound Public Library built. He served as both town librarian and regional director.
It was decided that as a regional librarian, Ray should have a degree. There were no restrictions placed on him and he decided geology was his "thing." Ray did well at Laurentian University and graduated cum laude.
Under Ray's aegis, residents of the 32,000 square kilometres of the Algonquin Regional Library System had expanded library services and enjoyed the cultural performances that Ray and his hardworking staff facilitated. The Algonquin Regional Library System was the first to provide bilingual library services. Ray was also instrumental in the creation of libraries for the First Nations.
During the sixties and seventies Ray tried his hand at acting. Always a character, he had no problem meeting the demands of the character roles of Merlin from Camelot or Alfred Doolittle from Pygmalion.
Ray's contribution to the quality of life in Parry Sound and the surrounding districts is incalculable. A highway accident in 1979 ultimately led to his retirement in 1984, but he remained active. Ray was diagnosed with leukemia upon his arrival at the Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged last year.
Hazel SMITH is Ray's daughter.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-15 published
BLACK, Kenneth James
Died on August 11, 2007 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto from complications following pneumonia. Loving husband of Mary, who predeceased him in 1976, a devoted father to Amy and grandfather to Theo BROOKE, born August 2006; he was adored by Amy, Theo and son-in-law Stephen BROOKE. His sister-in-law Marjorie BLACK, nieces and nephew Cathy, Diane and Norm BLACK, great-nephew Gregory BLACK and great-niece Jacqueline BLACK, cousins Michel JONES, Stephen and Stuart THURSBY, Wendy and Bill KREVER, and Natalie COYLE were all dear members of his family in Ontario. He will be greatly missed by all his family from Winnipeg: brother-in-law Alfred KAYE, nephews and nieces John, Kathie, Gordon and Jeanne KAYE; great-nieces and great-nephews Liz, Cameron, Donna, Michael, and Michele KAYE, Michael PURVES- SMITH and Robert POHL. Ken was also a dear and caring uncle to niece Nicola IVANOVIC, nephews David and Neil CHAPMAN, great-nieces Natasha and Isabella IVANOVIC and Jessica CHAPMAN, all of Merseyside, England; he was a cherished brother-in-law to Rosemarie CHAPMAN and Dennis CHAPMAN, also of Merseyside. He was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth, and brothers Ralph and Arthur, and by his nieces Jacqueline BLACK and Margaret KAYE. Ken's strong sense of loyalty and fun animated a wide circle of Friends in Canada and in England over his entire life.
Ken was born in Winnipeg on May 10, 1924, the youngest of Norman and Margaret BLACK's four children. He attended the University of Manitoba and served in the Royal Canadian Navy in corvettes during the Second World War. After the war, he became a journalist, first working at the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Tribune then spending time in Europe and England for Reuters. In 2006, he published a memoir of his adventures during and after the war entitled Telling It Like It Was. He joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1957 where he worked, in both radio and television, for over 35 years, in London, England, Saint John's, Newfoundland and Toronto. After his retirement he dedicated himself to his many interests, including travelling, writing, neighbourhood activism, birdwatching and his legendary annual Victoria Day Party.
Ken brought an unrivalled joy to life and touched everyone he met with this enthusiasm and with his charm and humour. He was a true gentleman, but with a wry and sometimes mischievous outlook. Ken had the gift of treating everyone with the same gracious manner. As the countless guests to his house will attest, he was the soul of hospitality. He was as happy playing with children as entertaining adults and will be remembered by a number of generations as the delightful and engaged grown-up always ready with wind-up toys, kites, stories and songs. His interests were eclectic, but they were bound together by an unceasing curiosity and energy. Ken was the cherished heart of a number of social worlds and families. He will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August, 17, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street (one block east of Parliament, just south of King Street East, Toronto). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's memory to the Bruce Trail Association.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-15 published
CHAMBERS, Doctor Philip John
Of Lantzville, British Columbia passed away in Nanaimo, British Columbia on August 10, 2007. Born in 1930, in Assam, India. In England he trained at Saint Thomas's Hospital, London and emigrated to Canada in 1965, practicing Medicine at the Caledonia Clinic of Nanaimo as well as in Cortes Island and Lantzville. As a Master Herbalist, he taught at Dominion Herbal College, Vancouver, and had grateful patients from around the world. He is survived by loving wife of 56 years, Sheila, daughter Sarah SMITH, son Robert (Joy) CHAMBERS and granddaughter Vita CHAMBERS. A memorial service will be held at St. Philip's By the Sea Anglican Church, 7113 Lantzville Rd. at 2 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2007. Donations to the Red Cross preferred in lieu of flowers.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
SMITH, Tom " Smitty"
Best friend and beloved husband of Linda passed quietly at the McCall Centre for Continuing Care August 24th after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by his parents Ray and Vera, he will be remembered by son Geoff and his wife Jill CUNNINGHAM; daughter Kelly and her husband Dave KRUG; daughter Kim and her husband Paul BURROUGHS; sister Pat and her husband Alfons KONRAD; parents-in-law Howard and Jeanette COATES; grandchildren Kristen, Trevor, Nolan, Samantha, Ethan and Ryan, as well as numerous Friends and family. While born in East York, he spent most of his life in Mississauga. He developed a passion and skill for refereeing hockey, culminating with several years at the National Hockey League level. Finding that his chosen profession was not conducive to a family life, Tom put away the whistle and found success in the world of plumbing supplies. Tom was Owner and President of two companies -- CBS Plumbing Distributors and T&L Fittings. Most recently, he had been the Ontario Sales Rep for BMI Canada. In his free time, he greatly enjoyed his memberships at Mississaugua and Weston Golf Clubs where he developed countless Friendships. Tom also derived great enjoyment from his travels to Titusville Florida. Tom will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, friend and a true lover of life. Many thanks to the staffs at Princess Margaret Hospital, Trillium Health Centre and the McCall Centre for their devoted care. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal visitation or funeral. A small, private celebration of his life will take place in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that donations be made to either Princess Margaret Hospital or Trillium Health Centre.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-30 published
GOODERHAM, James Buchanan
Born April 26, 1917, James passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington on August 28, 2007 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Angelene (née BASILII) GOODERHAM and former husband of Margaret GOODERHAM. Loving father of Ann Elizabeth GOODERHAM- SAMAKESE (Joseph SAMAKESE) of Burlington, David Leys GOODERHAM (Kathryn) of Oakville and Sandra Gooderham TERRY (Stephen TERRY) of Whitby. Cherished grandfather of Holly-Ann and Joseph James GOODERHAM- SAMAKESE, Christopher and Mark GOODERHAM, Stuart Gooderham SMITH (Alexandra), Jennifer Smith SILLS (Chad SILLS) and great-grandfather of Ethan SMITH and Morgan, Braiden, Victoria, Brooklyn and Owen SILLS. son of the late John Leys GOODERHAM and Beryl Olive BUCHANAN, Jim is also predeceased by his brother Peter Buchanan GOODERHAM and his wife Mary, all of Toronto. He is also survived by his brothers- and sisters-in-law; Olvido BASILII (Lou), the late Lena BASILII, Domenic "Nick" BASILII (Verda), Rinaldo "Ron" BASILII (Jacqui), Jose DUMONT (Claude), Ida FITZPATRICK (the late John,) Gina SECA (Johnny) and Deno BASILLII. Jim also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 from 12 noon until time of the Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice. www.smithsfh.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-30 published
SMITH, Barbara May
Passed away on August 28th, 2007 after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. Nicknamed "super-granny" for the way she completely immersed herself in the role of grandmother, she was a true celebrity in the eyes of her grandchildren Madison, Max, Benjamin and Luke. However, Barbara has, in a sense, been a super granny her whole life in the way she brightened the lives of countless other kids as pediatric physiotherapist for disabled children.
Barbara lived for 15 years after being diagnosed with, and beating, breast cancer in 1992. During that time she endured the heart-wrenching loss of her husband, Michael SMITH to cancer, but gained a profound appreciation for the meaning of every small moment in life. She lived every day as a lightening bold of energy and spirit. Barbara was feisty, strong-willed, and independent, but at the same time astonishingly generous and selfless in so many ways.
Barbara leaves behind four grandchildren, son Stephen and his wife Karen, daughter Leigh and her husband Tim, and her loving partner Roger KELTON, who was also her unwavering caregiver through her disease. Barbara did not wish to have a formal funeral service, opting instead for a simpler departure from this world. She once commented that she would rather people take those few hours that would otherwise be spent at her funeral and something meaningful with them, a walk in the woods, a game with the kids, a conversation with an old friend or loved one. She knew that every single hour in life is precious and she was adamant that her own death would not take up even a few of them from those of us left behind.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Palliative Care Unit, c/o The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-03 published
SMITH, M. Elizabeth "Betty" (née WEATHERILL) (1923-2007)
B.A. (McGill), M.Ed. (U of T), H.R.P.B.A. [Radcliffe (Harvard)]
Betty (née WEATHERILL) passed to the next phase of her life peacefully in Banff, Alberta on August 31, 2007. Predeceased by her former husband Bonnar SMITH, in 1986, Betty has left her spirit, her love of life, and enthusiasm for lifelong learning with her two sons, Fraser and Graham and her sister Kay and brother-in-law Gordon COYLE, special cousins Margaret (Ted) MacKAY as well as close Friends and associates. Her life's work as a pioneer in the corporate world included building and managing the Trust Institute for the Canadian Trust Industry, working with business associates to offer their members Certificates and Diplomas in Continuing Education Programs at York University and setting up the Personnel Department at the Ontario Research Foundation. In 1954 she established Personnelle Placement Service to connect Toronto employers with competent female employees. Professionally related volunteer activities included being elected as the first woman Director of the Toronto based Harvard Business School Club and the Toronto Personnel Association as well as Chairing the Board of the Ontario College of Art from 1983-1986. Betty was born in Manitoba in May 1923 and lived in Winnipeg until she moved to Montreal to attend McGill University. The rest of her adult life was spent in Toronto until she chose to retire in Collingwood in 1989, and then in 2005 to Banff, Alberta. to be closer to her family. Active volunteer work included Chairing the Strategic Planning Process for the Georgian Triangle (1989-1991) and Chairing the Georgian College Collingwood Community Advisory Committee (1994-1998). From 1991-1994 she was elected to Collingwood Town Council. Celebration of Betty's life will be held Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. in Trinity United Church, Collingwood. Friends wishing to remember Betty may make donations, in her memory to the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital Foundation, Saint Martha's Place, Box 1050, Banff, Alberta T1L 1H7.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
SMITH, M. Elizabeth "Betty" (née WEATHERILL) (1923-2007)
B.A. (McGill), M.Ed. (U of T), H.R.P.B.A. [Radcliffe (Harvard)]
Betty (née WEATHERILL) passed to the next phase of her life peacefully in Banff, Alberta on August 31, 2007. Predeceased by her former husband Bonnar SMITH, in 1986, Betty has left her spirit, her love of life, and enthusiasm for lifelong learning with her two sons, Fraser and Graham and her sister Kay and brother-in-law Gordon COYLE, special cousins Margaret (Ted) MacKAY as well as close Friends and associates. Her life's work as a pioneer in the corporate world included building and managing the Trust Institute for the Canadian Trust Industry, working with business associates to offer their members Certificates and Diplomas in Continuing Education Programs at York University and setting up the Personnel Department at the Ontario Research Foundation. In 1954 she established Personnelle Placement Service to connect Toronto employers with competent female employees. Professionally related volunteer activities included being elected as the first woman Director of the Toronto based Harvard Business School Club and the Toronto Personnel Association as well as Chairing the Board of the Ontario College of Art from 1983-1986. Betty was born in Manitoba in May 1923 and lived in Winnipeg until she moved to Montreal to attend McGill University. The rest of her adult life was spent in Toronto until she chose to retire in Collingwood in 1989, and then in 2005 to Banff, Alberta. to be closer to her family. Active volunteer work included Chairing the Strategic Planning Process for the Georgian Triangle (1989-1991) and Chairing the Georgian College Collingwood Community Advisory Committee (1994-1998). From 1991-1994 she was elected to Collingwood Town Council. Celebration of Betty's life will be held Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. in Trinity United Church, Collingwood. Friends wishing to remember Betty may make donations, in her memory to the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital Foundation, Saint Martha's Place, Box 1050, Banff, Alberta T1L 1H7.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-06 published
SMITH, Anthony Thomas
Passed away September 3, 2007 at Toronto East General Hospital after a brief battle with cancer in his 79th year. Loving father to Moira and Martin, loyal friend and confidante to countless neighbours and parishioners. Also survived by his loving sister Kathleen ROBBINS and her children Marion and Patrick back home in England, and predeceased by his brother Dennis. Steadfastly abiding by the highest moral standards, Tony was a Chartered Accountant as well as an enthusiastic rugby player, theologian and raconteur. He loved to share his great enjoyment of food and song with Friends and even strangers. A funeral mass will be held at 10: 00 a.m. on Friday, September 7th at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, 50 Hoskin Avenue in Toronto where he was a popular fixture for the better part of thirty years. This will be followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Markham. Donations in Tony's memory may be made to the Newman Centre's Scholarship Fund in the Arts.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-06 published
SMITH GOLD, Helen
After a valiant and courageous battle, on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at Valleyview Nursing Home. Helen Smith GOLD, beloved wife of the late Max GOLD and Jack SMITH. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Harold and Cherry COHAN, and Steven and Lori GREENWOOD. Devoted grandmother of Anthony and Jennifer, Alan, Sharlene and Michael, Deborah and Warren, Julia and Andrew, and the late Alisa COHAN. Beloved great-grandmother of 5. Sister of Adrian BAZAR, and Anita SHAPIRO. Special thanks to the nursing staff at Valleyview Nursing Home for their wonderful care. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, September 6th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment, Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva at 247 Thornway Ave., Thornhill. Donations may be made to The Helen Smith Gold Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-789-0324, or at www.benjamins.ca

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
DAVISON, Alison P. (née SMITH)

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
KELMAN, Mildred (1911-2007)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mildred KELMAN at her home on Thursday September 6, 2007 after a very long and difficult journey, one that she accomplished with great fortitude and determination. She is the most Beloved wife of the late Kenneth KELMAN, and very loved mother of Eleanor LONDON (Lou) and Rikki MEGGESON (John.) She is remembered with great love by her special grandchildren Lisa (Len), Lynne, Lorne (Susan), Sean, and Steven (Mary). She was blessed with 10 great-grandchildren: Laura, Spencer, Alyssa, Clayton, Dylan, Ryan, Cole, Sidney, Simon, and Shelley. She leaves her sister Florence SMITH, her sister-in-law Beatrice TENNEY and her brother-in-law Harry KELMAN. She was predeceased by her sister Belle WAX and her brother Irving TENNEY. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. At this time we want to express our thanks to her very special and beloved caregiver Dolly EDWARDS, who provided her with all the love, tenderness and skilled care that one could ever imagine. There are many special people who have helped us along the way and we would like to mention her very special nurse, Natalia CHIKHUII and wonderful caregiver Narcia YAPE. Funeral service at Holy Blossom Temple, 1959 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) on Sunday, September 9th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva, 1166 Bay Street, #1404. Because of our mother's love of children, please make donations to The Hospital For Sick Children 416-813-5320.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
SMITH, Iris (née BEAUCHAMP)
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Iris (née BEAUCHAMP,) loving mother to Kent (of Ottawa, currently residing in Beijing) and Brian (of Toronto), and grandmother to Alison, Matthew, Christopher, Lindsay and Lauren. She will be missed by her surviving sister, Myra, her daughters-in-law, Susan, Frances and Judy, and by all her family and the many Friends around the world whom she met in her travels with her late husband, G/C Maurice SMITH (Royal Canadian Air Force). A resident of Ottawa for more than 20 years after Maurice's death, in recent years Iris had lived at Trilogy Long Term Care in Toronto. She died peacefully on Friday, August 31 at age 85. The family will gather in Toronto on September 15 to celebrate her life. Please visit www.etouch.ca for further details.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-11 published
SMITH, Kathleen Carrie (August 12, 1915-September 8, 2007)
Kathleen Carrie SMITH, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the age of 92 years surrounded by her family.
Kathleen was born in Simcoe, Ontario on August 12, 1915. After World War 2 Kay and her beloved husband, Walter chose to settle in Richmond Hill, Ontario and over fifty-three years, happily raised their family. They were true community builders, sharing their energy, time and talents in a variety of organizations including the community arena, the curling rink, York Central Hospital Auxiliary (a charter member with thirty-eight years of service), the Canadian Cancer Society and Richmond Hill United Church. The couple greatly enjoyed the Square Dancing Club and the Curtain Drama Club. Kay had a life long passion for the Performing Arts and in her later years took great delight in classic movies. To round out her activities, Kay owned and operated an upscale clothing consignment shop for several years. In 1999, Kay moved to Calgary to begin a new chapter in her life and to be closer to her family.
All of her life Kay provided guidance and support for all of her Friends, associates and family members and she always did this in a warm and gracious manner.
Kathleen will be lovingly remembered by her son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Christine SMITH of Halifax; her daughter and son-in-law, Charleen and Chris EVANS of Invermere; and by her grandchildren, Lesley (Robert) BECHTOLD, of Maine; Geoffrey (Bridget) SMITH of Kingston; Lyndsey (Darrin) BONNELLY of Halifax; Meaghan EVANS and Kash GINIGE of Calgary; Craig (Flo) EVANS of New York; and by seven great-grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Patricia HORNE of Tillsonburg and Sheila EDEY of Sudbury; her uncle Ben SPENCE of Burlington; and by her cousins, Morleen BOUSFIELD of Toronto and Miriam FICK of Thornhill. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Walter and by her sister Joyce STANLEY.
Funeral Services were held at McDougall United Church in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, September 11, 2007. A Graveside Service will be held in Ontario at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made directly to the York Central Hospital Foundation, 10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4Z3 (Telephone: (905) 883-1212) or to your local Canadian Cancer Society Chapter. The family would like to thank Doctor J. Van Ohm and the staff at Carewest Royal Park for the support and care Kathleen received. A special thank you to Kathleen's personal caregivers over the last few years, Hermalinda, Leslie, Eveyln, Marietta and Rose for all of their compassionate care and special kindness.
In living memory of Kathleen SMITH, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-13 published
SMITH, Robin Nelson
Our loving Father and Grandfather passed away in Vancouver on the evening of September 13, 1997. Gone but never forgotten. Always in our hearts.
Love forever: Trevor, Maria, Claudia, Simone and Trevor Robin.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-14 published
TREW, Gerald Beatty
Passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday, September 12, 2007. Gerald TREW, Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2 R277961, beloved husband of Betty BAXTER and the late Nora OWENS. Dear father of David TREW (Christine), Brenda SMITH (Wayne McROBERTS), Anita (Terry JACKSON,) Jim CHURCHLEY (Sharon) and Terry CHURCHLEY (Luanne). Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Brother of Doreen CHURCHLEY, Jean SMITH and the late Kenneth and Bertram TREW. Friends will be received at the Allison Funeral Home, 103 Mill Street North, Port Hope, Sunday 2-4 and 79 p.m. Hope Lodge No. 114 and visiting brethren Masonic Funeral Service Sunday 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at the Port Hope United Church, 34 South Street, Port Hope. Interment, Port Hope Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Port Hope and District Health Care Foundation. www.allisonfuneralhome.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
PORTER, Helen Carmichael
Peacefully, in Toronto on September 10, 2007, surrounded by loving family, after a brave battle with leukemia. Beloved wife of Gary HOPHAN. Adored mother of Phillip and grandmother of Isaac. Cherished sister of Sheila SMITH, Anne PARIS, and Ian PORTER. Daughter of the late Rev. Gordon and Caroline (McLAREN) PORTER. Inspirational aunt to: Ross, Sharon, Wendy, Rosemary and Stephen (SMITH;) Jona, James, Jessica, and Emily (PARIS;) Andrew, Caroline, and Mary (PORTER.) A lifelong teacher and artist, Helen earned her Master of Arts in English at Victoria College, University of Toronto. In her storytelling career, she brought to children and teenagers a unique vision of Canadian and world myth, fairytale, legend, and short fiction. Her storytelling performances for adults explored family relationships, contemporary literature, and the theme of "the grotesque." In the later stages of her career, Helen's performances increasingly featured her own writing. Her one-woman shows at The Senator, The Luna Lounge, and many other venues, presented vividly drawn characters from the streets of Toronto and the hills of the Ottawa Valley. Her book, a fictionalised set of memoirs entitled The Bully and Me, has empowered students, parents, and teachers to confront a frightening aspect of young people's lives. In her dual careers, storytelling and teaching, Helen passionately developed her own creative gifts. Simultaneously, she encouraged others to do the same. Helen's students remember her as a mentor who nurtured their imaginations and supported their dreams. Her fellow storytellers will always be grateful for her motivational workshops and the opportunities she provided through the National Storytelling Theatre, which she founded and directed. Her countless Friends will cherish forever her love and generosity of spirit. A private service was held on Friday, September 14, at the chapel of the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home. A memorial celebration of Helen's life will be held on Saturday, September 29. Details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen's memory to Princess Margaret Hospital or to PEN Canada.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
SOMERVILLE, Frances Vivian (née GARDNER)
Born June 5, 1916 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, died August 16, 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia.
Loving wife of Archbishop David SOMERVILLE. Dear daughter of the late Melborne and Minnie (SMITH) GARDNER. Graduate of Dalhousie University, Halifax and the Toronto Conservatory of Music (Voice). Predeceased by her first husband, the Reverend James BEST and step-daughter Barbara Ann (BEST) HULME. Mourned by step-children Monica (BEST) EDDY and Gerald BEST, first cousins Geraldine (SMITH) BARREGAR, Janet (ZINCK) CLUETT, Nancy (ZINCK) COURT and a host of Friends - many lives touched by compassion, empathy and warm humour. Celebration of the life of Frances SOMERVILLE and internment of ashes August 25, 2007 at St. Catherines Anglican Church, North Vancouver. Celebrant Bishop Michael Ingham, Homilist Dean Peter Elliott. Memorials may be made to the Somerville Fund, Vancouver School of Theology, 6000 Iona Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1L4.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-18 published
BYERS, Marvin " Marv"
Peacefully, in Kingston, Sunday, September 16, 2007, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth "Betty" KELLY. Loving father of Ross (Dianne) of Toronto and Scott (Debbie) of Kingston. Dear brother of Grace PHILLIPS, Helen SMITH and Delmer BYERS. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 585 Somerset St. W. (Centretown), Ottawa, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday to Saint Margaret-Mary's Church for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. Interment St. Brigid's Cemetery, Manotick. In memoriam donations to the Alzheimer Society appreciated. Kelly Funeral Home (613) 235-6712

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-19 published
STEVENSON, Mary R. (née FLOYD)
Suddenly after a brief illness on Monday, September 17, 2007 at Saint Michael's Hospital in her 90th year, after a Muskoka summer surrounded by all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren (and dogs). Mary, the beautiful and dearly loved wife of Harry (d. 1999) for 61 years, adored mother of Cynthia CARSLEY (Scott MARTIN), Alice COOPER (Douglas), Douglas STEVENSON (Sonia) and Leigh Anne STEVENSON. Grandmother of Louis CARSLEY (Susanne,) Andrew CARSLEY, Douglas CARSLEY (Penny), Steve WALKER (Tracy), Todd WALKER (Tatjana), Joshua WALKER (Devorah), George COOPER, Rob STEVENSON (Cynthia,) Monique STEVENSON, and John Stevenson TAMES. Great-grandmother of Timothy, Reed, Eden, Nicola, Oscar, Carson and Boaz. Beloved sister of Frank FLOYD and Ruth SMITH. Predeceased by her brother Richard FLOYD.
Mary will be long honoured, remembered and dearly missed by her family and Friends everywhere. Mary and Harry's life together, living in Toronto, Muskoka, Coral Gables, Naples, Barbados, New York, Athens, London and Ottawa gave them the opportunity to make extraordinary Friends -- whom they treasured.
Mary had deep commitments to Christ Church Deer Park, The Cradleship Creche, Belmont House, and the Church of the Kettles. She was the conservator and doyenne of the Stevenson family cottage. At her happiest, she was sitting on her deck (with Harry) in Muskoka, notebook in hand, surrounded by the activities and perambulations of countless boats, dogs, and her beloved family. Writing was always close to her heart, and in her last eight years she never passed a day without setting pen to paper. Her book "The Church of the Kettles, Muskoka" published in her 86th year was the highlight of her writing career. Still to be published is her book on the history of Belmont House.
On her last night with us she recited a poem she wrote:
Muskoka -- By the way:
If ever in the night you hear,
The dove-soft whistle
of a northbound train,
Remember all the summer years
We loved, we loved and laughed
and know that now
Though wrapped in shrouds
of dream filled sleep
we hear it still.
A service will be held at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. (at Heath St.) on Friday, September 21 at 11 a.m. Remembrances can be sent on behalf of Mary to Belmont House and Christ Church Deer Park.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
STEVENSON, Mary R. (née FLOYD)
Suddenly after a brief illness on Monday, September 17, 2007 at Saint Michael's Hospital in her 90th year, after a Muskoka summer surrounded by all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren (and dogs). Mary, the beautiful and dearly loved wife of Harry (d. 1999) for 61 years, adored mother of Cynthia CARSLEY (Scott MARTIN), Alice COOPER (Douglas), Douglas STEVENSON (Sonia) and Leigh Anne STEVENSON. Grandmother of Louis CARSLEY (Susanne,) Andrew CARSLEY, Douglas CARSLEY (Penny), Steve WALKER (Tracy), Todd WALKER (Tatjana), Joshua WALKER (Devorah), George COOPER, Rob STEVENSON (Cynthia,) Monique STEVENSON, and John Stevenson TAMES. Great-grandmother of Timothy, Reed, Eden, Nicola, Oscar, Carson, Beck and Boaz. Beloved sister of Frank FLOYD and Ruth SMITH. Predeceased by her brother Richard FLOYD.
Mary will be long honoured, remembered and dearly missed by her family and Friends everywhere. Mary and Harry's life together, living in Toronto, Muskoka, Coral Gables, Naples, Barbados, New York, Athens, London and Ottawa gave them the opportunity to make extraordinary Friends -- whom they treasured.
Mary had deep commitments to Christ Church Deer Park, The Cradleship Creche, Belmont House, and the Church of the Kettles. She was the conservator and doyenne of the Stevenson family cottage. At her happiest, she was sitting on her deck (with Harry) in Muskoka, notebook in hand, surrounded by the activities and perambulations of countless boats, dogs, and her beloved family. Writing was always close to her heart, and in her last eight years she never passed a day without setting pen to paper. Her book "The Church of the Kettles, Muskoka" published in her 86th year was the highlight of her writing career. Still to be published is her book on the history of Belmont House.
On her last night with us she recited a poem she wrote:
Muskoka -- By the way:
If ever in the night you hear,
The dove-soft whistle
of a northbound train,
Remember all the summer years
We loved, we loved and laughed
and know that now
Though wrapped in shrouds
of dream filled sleep
we hear it still.
A service has been held at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. (at Heath St.) on Friday, September 21 at 11 a.m. Remembrances can be sent on behalf of Mary to Belmont House and Christ Church Deer Park.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
SMITH, Michael Foster, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
passed away unexpectedly in his sleep in the early hours of September 19 while at the family cottage on the Sunshine Coast. His adored wife, Connie, was at his side. Michael was born on the Fourth of July, 1946, in Toronto, Ontario. He grew to be a handsome, well-loved man who lived a life of passionate engagement. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1971, and completed an anesthesiology residency at the University of British Columbia in 1978. Following this, he completed additional training in pediatric anesthesiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. When he joined the anesthesiology staff at British Columbia Children's Hospital, he became one of the few members of the group who performed the highly specialized practice of pediatric cardiac anesthesiology. Doctor SMITH was Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of British Columbia. Michael loved to teach and was a mentor and inspiration for many students, in recognition of which he received the University of British Columbia Master Teacher Award in 1991. He made numerous contributions to his specialty through participation in research and administrative activities. He was an outstanding anesthesiologist with a calm and deliberate approach to caring for children. Surgeons knew they could focus on the operation because the child was in expert hands. With a remarkably kind spirit and unassuming demeanor, he was known as a confident and humble man. Michael was passionate about family and Friends and generous with his time. He loved carpentry, was a knowledgeable handyman at home and cottage. His very active outdoor life included sailing, kayaking, camping, and participating as a member of the volunteer ski patrol at Whistler. He was a pilot and a motorcyclist. In his spare time, he played guitar and built working model airplanes. He played hockey with the Children's Hospital team, the 'Pedi-Hat Tricks'. Being a consummate prankster, he loved to entertain using his many disguises, magic tricks and collection of special ties for every social occasion. Michael was a dear friend to many and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. To his family, colleagues and Friends, Michael's absence is like a hole in the sky. He is survived by Connie (KRAAI) his wife of 26 years, daughter Meghan, son Colin, brother Peter from Toronto, and sister Pam from Ottawa. A service in his memory will be held at 10: 00 a.m. on Friday, September 28, at West Point Grey Baptist Church, 11th and Sasamat, Vancouver. A reception is to follow at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, noon to 3: 30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Michael Foster Smith Fund, c/o Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, British Columbia Children's Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver V6H 3V4.
[See also Cherokee Chronicle Times, 2 Oct 2007, Death notice (Cherokee, Iowa, U.S.A.)]

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-27 published
SMITH, Rev. Robert "Robin" Bell, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., D.D.
Peacefully on September 25, 2007. Predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend, Marie SMITH, Robin was the cherished father of Janet and her husband Flemming MATHIASEN; proud grandfather of Karen O'MEARA and her husband Michael and of Lisa MATHIASEN and her husband Michael MASSA; and beloved great-grandfather of Madeline O'MEARA and Chloe MASSA. Robin was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1924. In 1944 he began the process of offering for the Ministry for the Methodist Church of Ireland. In 1951 he and Marie McMICHAEL were married and began more than 54 years of committed love. In 1953 he applied for admission to The United Church of Canada and was invited to be assistant to the minister at Eglinton United Church, Toronto. A year later, he became minister of Barton Stone United Church in Hamilton and went on to become one of the editors of the New Curriculum of The United Church in 1960. Robin was awarded the Canadian Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 in appreciation of his devoted service rendered at Rideau Hall. He earned two doctorates, 1976 from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (U of T) in Adult Education and 1980 from Queen's University at Kingston, recognizing his contributions to family life work for the United Church of Canada and the World Council of Churches in Geneva. After retiring in 1988, his ministry continued in his contributions to his community. He wrote a brief for the United Church of Canada to the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies. He was awarded the McGeachy Senior Scholarship for a survey and analysis of the attitudes of men towards the United Church, and he channeled his passion for family into the construction of The Ewart Angus Home for patients with Alzheimers and Dementia. Robin and Marie enriched their lives with travel, time at the cottage and they relished the special moments they spent with family and Friends. Robin will be dearly missed by many. A special thanks to Mountainview Residence and Georgetown Extended Care for making Robin feel comfortable and cared for, and to Doctor SINUKOFF and Doctor VAN BENDEGEM for their care and dedication. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church. Visitation will be on Friday September 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge St.). A memorial service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Sunday September 30th at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton Blvd. and Duplex Avenue; reception to follow.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
SMITH, Daphne Margaret (née BODDAM- WHETHAM)
Peacefully at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, on Thursday, September 28th, 2007. Daphne SMITH of Toronto (in her 89th year.) Beloved wife of the late Gerald Edward SMITH. Loving mother of Peter SMITH and his wife Fran of Midhurst, Barry (Artis) SMITH and his wife Germaine SALSBERG of New York City, Wendy SMITH and her late husband Lorne of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Kathleen VENN and her husband Tim of Barrie, and Kevin SMITH of Newmarket. Dear sister of the late Pam CARPENDALE and Arthur BODDAM- WHETHAM. Funeral Service will be held at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto, on Friday, October 5th at 3: 00 o'clock. Arrangments entrusted to Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie, L4M 1L4. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-04 published
LEVY, Sarah
On September 20, 2007 Sarah "Surkie" LEVY passed away at Hamilton Ontario. Wife of 65 years to Frank; Mother of Monte (Madeleine) and Bryna (Matthew); Bubby to Ira, Ronan and Deanna, and sister to Rudy BLOOM and Rose SMITH. If desired donations can be made to Shalom Village, Hamilton or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-05 published
MAY, Sagara Nobuko (May 8, 1933-October 1, 2007)
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, died suddenly while enjoying her regular early morning walk in her beloved North Toronto neighbourhood. Nobby will be missed by her daughters April (John) WATT and Kathy (Chris) LEIGH- SMITH, and her son Michael (Lucinda) Kono, and her seven grandchildren Michael, Stephanie, Sabrina, Stephan, Paul, Emiko and Elska. She also leaves behind her brothers Hank (Ruby) and Ken (Tami) SAGARA, and her sister Micki (Frank) SANO. No doubt she is already line dancing, doing crossword puzzles, and listening to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence) from 2-4 p.m. Saturday October 6, 2007. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
CUMMING, Reverend Doctor Ivan Everett
Ivan CUMMING died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Sunday, October 7, 2007, at Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia. He spent his last days reflecting, telling stories, and holding close family: Nina, his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years children Lois (Rob SMITH,) Connie (Gordon CALDWELL,) Pat (David PEARCE) and Victor (Mary-Ann REID;) grandchildren Antonia (Steve,) Roberta (Keith), Sarah, Matthew, Shane, Andrew, Scott, Jason, Lindsey, Kate; great-grandchild Owen; sister-in-law Lillie BAILEY and nephew Larrie McDONALD and family (Andrew, Jessica, Amber, Dawn, MacKenzie;) and nieces, Doctor Millie CUMMING and Caryll DYCK. Ivan is also survived by younger brothers Len and Carman, many nieces and nephews, and great-grandchildren Haley and Kyle.
Ivan was born on September 1, 1927, and raised on the family farm in Barrie, Ontario, ninth of eleven children. His formative years with his immediate and large extended family provided him with the values, love, and stories he shared with all of his acquaintances throughout his lifetime. He was a recognized high school athlete and Valedictorian of his graduating class. Ivan earned degrees from the University of Western Ontario, Queen's Theological College, and Oberlin Theological College, including a Doctor of Ministry and later an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. Stephen's College, Alberta. His ministry in the United Church of Canada spanned 60 years from 1947 and 2007 and afforded him many roles. He worked in Vermilion Bay and Hilton, Ontario Golden and Burnaby (Deer Lake), British Columbia; Oberlin (Presbyterian Church), Ohio; Vancouver (British Columbia Field Secretary for Christian Education); Naramata (Director of Naramata Centre) British Columbia; Trinidad (Presbyterian Church); and then again in Vancouver, British Columbia as Executive Secretary for British Columbia Conference and Minister of Ryerson United. After retirement in 1993, Ivan continued as an Organizational Development Consultant, a facilitator of Seniors' education and activities (including the British Columbia provincial Seniors' Summits), and as an educator.
He and Nina worked and traveled the world extensively-both for pleasure and in a volunteer capacity. Ivan will be remembered as an inspired storyteller and passionate punster, a dedicated and loving husband and father, a proud and giving (great) grandfather, a leader, educator, mentor, generous friend to many, and avid curler. A memorial service, celebrating Ivan's life and gifts will be held at Ryerson United Church on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at 2 p.m. To those wishing to send cards and flowers, please do so directly to the Ryerson Memorial Centre, 2195 W. 45th Ave, Vancouver British Columbia, V6M 2J2. Memories of Ivan can be shared at www.ivancumming.ca.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-15 published
ROLLESON- WESTAWAY, Marion Beatrice
At Charlotte Villa, Brantford on Friday, October 12, 2007 in her 97th year, Marion WESTAWAY, beloved wife of the late Frank WESTAWAY and the late William ROLASON. Loving mother of Anne WESTAWAY- PALK of Brantford and Janet ALDERSON- SMITH of Northhamptonshire, England. Much loved grandmother of Julian PHILLIP of San Francisco, Stephen PHILLIP of Costa Mesa, California, Daniel ALDERSON- SMITH of London, England, Katherine ALDERSON- SMITH of Oxford, England, Toby ALDERSON- SMITH of London, England and great-grandmother of Luke and Zachary PHILLIP. Also missed by the Rolleson Family. Marion WESTAWAY was a lifelong member of St. Andrew's United Church. Friends will be received at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Thursday 10: 00-11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Sevice in the Chapel on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. If wished, memorial donations to St. Andrew's United Church gratefully appreciated. McCleister (519) 758-1553 or mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-16 published
HEWS, Charles F.A.
A graduate of Queen's University at Kingston, in 1950, Mr. HEWS earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering. Mr. HEWS joined Inco Limited in 1952 as a mining engineer, progressing through increasingly responsible operations roles including President of the Manitoba Division, retiring as Vice President (Public Affairs) in 1984. Mr. HEWS was also a leader in many professional and community associations. He lectured at Queen's School of Mining after retirement. He was recognized as an Officer with the Order of Saint_John and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree in 1993 by Queen's. In recent years he was a devoted caregiver to his wife, Marjorie who resides at the John M Parrot Centre for the Aged in Napanee. He shared his talents to assist the residents and their families, and to working with the staff whom he much appreciated and relied on for the wonderful care and support they provided.
Charlie died suddenly at the Kingston General Hospital after a brief illness, on Saturday, October 13, 2007, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (Biddie) for 60 years. Loving father of David HEWS (Dora) of Brampton, Peggy CROWTHER (Patrick) of Toronto, Bill HEWS (Mary Ann) of Calgary, and Susan BUSH (Tim) of Vancouver. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Michael (Lisa), Chris, Robert, Kevin, Julia (Marc), Joanna, Alex, Matthew, Jonathan, Thomas, James, and great-grandchildren, Kevin and Miranda.
Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard) Kingston. The family will receive Friends on Wednesday between the hours of 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel, on Thursday, October 18, at 10: 30 a.m. Reverend David SMITH officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, the John M. Parrott Centre for the Aged or Saint Mary Magdalene Church, in Mr. HEWS' memory.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-16 published
SMITH, Michael Foster
Husband, father, pediatric anesthesiologist, enthusiast. Born July 4, 1946, in Toronto. Died September 19 on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, of a heart attack, aged 61.
By Meghan SMITH, Page L6
My dad wrapped himself around my little finger and stayed there like a lucky charm, only an arm's length away.
He treated me like a princess and made me believe it - a princess who could hold her own against him and my brother in butt-slap competitions and wrestling matches.
He didn't always let me win, but he always left me in a heap of giggles.
He would do anything with me: Whether it was foul-weather sailing, polar bear swimming, early morning jogs or watching Star Wars, he was there.
He was a meticulous carpenter and seemed to know how to fix anything.
He raced sailboats. He was on the volunteer ski patrol at Whistler. He loved camping, kayaking and canoeing. A pilot and a motorcyclist, he played the guitar and built working model airplanes.
He played hockey with the British Columbia Children's Hospital team, the Pedi-Hat Tricks.
He was a practical joker who wore ridiculous ties to parties and celebrations.
He was not just my hero, he was my superhero. To me, in his scrubs and stethoscope, doing his job with calm deliberation, he was Superman.
He gave sweet dreams to tiny blue babies with backward broken hearts. He kept them alive while their chests were opened and their hearts were rearranged. He caused them to wake up again to a pink life of laughter and hope.
And then he would come home as Clark Kent, as if he had just been blowing bubbles all day and had done nothing extraordinary, saying he just tried to help some little kids with big problems.
He was one of the only people I have met who realized the truth of how children live and see the world.
One of the greatest things about Dad was that he was not scared of being silly, but embraced it as an important behaviour.
Everything was fascinating, beautiful and remarkable. Because all the world was interesting to him, he seemed to know and do a little bit of everything. He was a walking Discovery Channel.
He was always the gentleman. He walked on the traffic side of the sidewalk; he held the door and never walked through first. He took my arm in his and made me feel important. And he was the best, most fun dancer I have ever been swung around by.
I miss how he left notes for me on the kitchen table wishing me a happy day.
I miss how he said goodnight to me as a human airplane, flying into my room and landing on my bed with sound effects and arms for wings. I hope his new adventure is excellent.
Meghan SMITH is Michael SMITH's daughter.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-17 published
POLLAK, Fred A., CD
Maj. (Ret'd) Royal Canadian Dragoons
Peacefully at the Elizabeth Bruyere Palliative Care Centre in Ottawa on October 16th, 2007 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Ann (GUTHRIE.) Wonderful dad of Susan, Catherine (Eric SLONE,) Nancy, Robin (Tim VERSTER) and his late daughter, Elizabeth. Loving grandfather of David, Christopher and Matthew SCHULTZ, Ted and Laura SLONE, and Desiree POLLAK- GARCIA. Delighted great-grandfather of Isabelle FULFORD and Anne-Elise SCHULTZ. Fred will also be greatly missed by his brother, John POLLAK (Zdena) and sister Gerta McLEAN; cousins Hannah SPENCER (Elvins), Mimi ROSENBLUTH (Gideon,) Eva LIPA (the late Michael,) and Margit SMITH (Lloyd) nieces Patsy, Andra and Carla, and nephew Jan; other family members, and many good Friends. Fred was born to Anna and Otto POLLAK in Brezno, Czechoslovakia, on May 20, 1919. His family came to Canada as refugees in 1939. Fred enlisted in the Canadian army, served four years overseas and then settled into a long and colourful career in military intelligence. Fred was a charming, disarming and mischievous man, passionate about history, his family and Friends, and the great outdoors. He and Ann were a splendidly matched duo of world travellers and bon vivants. Fred made us laugh, and the many pleasures of his company will not soon be forgotten. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Fred's memory to the Friends of the Canadian War Museum or a charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank the care providers at Elizabeth Bruyere and the Ottawa General for their kindness and skill. Condolences/donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-17 published
SMITH, Edwina Ivy (formerly PUGSLEY)
Suddenly and peacefully at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on October 15th, 2007 in her 84th year. Loving wife of the late Tim SMITH and Alf PUGSLEY. Edwinda will be greatly missed by the Smith family, Pugsley family and all her Friends and staff at Churchill Place, Oakville. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow at Churchill Place, 345 Church Street, Oakville.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-18 published
Death of elderly Scarborough couple suspected murder-suicide
By Jessica RAFUSE, Page A12
The death of an elderly couple marks the city's second suspected murder-suicide in less than a month, sparking concerns about the issues geriatric caregivers face when they are ill themselves.
A woman visiting her parents' Scarborough home late Tuesday evening discovered the body of her 81-year-old mother in a bedroom. She had a gunshot wound to the head. Police later found her 83-year-old father in a car in the garage, also shot in the head.
Neighbours say the elderly woman had cancer, while her husband, who had been her primary support and caregiver, was recently hospitalized for heart complications.
"I guess he just couldn't cope any more," said neighbour Ramon SMITH, who is 75 and takes care of his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
The scene in Scarborough was eerily familiar for Toronto police, who just last month found the bodies of Percy STEIN, 66, and his mother Sarah GRUPSTEIN, 84, in a condominium downtown, in what is also believed to be a "mercy killing."
Rather than succumb to the stomach cancer Mr. STEIN was battling and leave his wheelchair-bound mother to be sent to a nursing home, he decided to end their lives himself. He shot her before killing himself on the bed beside her. He left a note.
Benoit MULSANT, clinical director of geriatric mental health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, said these cases highlight an important type of murder-suicide in which an individual who is taking care of an older person, usually debilitated and dependent, comes to the "distorted conclusion" that they are both better off dead.
"When looked at, it first appears to be humane," said Doctor MULSANT. "But the person who is killed is not consulted and not able to express his or her opinion."
While murder-suicides are rare, depression and feelings of hopelessness are not a natural part of aging and need to be treated, Doctor MULSANT said.
"People expect older people to be miserable, so this makes it acceptable. But, wrongly so."
The uncertainty of what lies ahead, loss of companionship and the shifts in roles and responsibilities are some of the major challenges elder caregivers deal with, said Arlene CONSKY, a social worker for Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
The difficulties with coping and adjusting to these changes can be a source of depression, especially when caregivers are battling illnesses of their own, and have negative consequences on their behaviour and frame of mind if left untreated.
Dr. MULSANT advises people to pay serious attention when individuals make negative comments about their life, have sleeping problems, are experiencing weight loss or lose passion and interest in their usual activities.
It's important to watch for these symptoms because many elderly patients who suffer from them won't necessarily bring them up, often due to the stigma surrounding mental illness and old age.
Dr. MULSANT also reminds people that if they're concerned about someone, they shouldn't be afraid to ask them if they are thinking about death or want to die for fear they're planting ideas in their head.
"Many people are relieved that someone cares," Doctor MULSANT said. "Many people who are suicidal will tell you the truth and are happy that you want to help."
Accessing support and services that assist caregivers is one of the most important steps to reducing rates of depression, said Ms. CONSKY.
"Knowing they're not alone and not the only ones has a way of transforming the way they're coping from a victim to an empowered person," she said.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
GRASSBY, Robert Leigh, P.Eng. (1920-2007)
Peacefully at Saint Mary's Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007. Husband of the late Joan O'HARA and Florence WALSH. Dear father of Leigh, Janet (Pierre CHOLETTE,) Robert (Lynn SWEENEY), John (Rhonda HAMEL- SMITH), Brian (Joanna BENNETT) and Elizabeth (Mike STEFAN.) Grandfather of Timothy, Shaughn and Katie McAULIFFE, Eric (Joanna MacLEOD,) Jennifer and Emily CHOLETTE, Ryan and Robyn GRASSBY, Andrew, Jamie and Alex (Fritzy) GRASSBY, Maggie and Robbie Hamel-Smith GRASSBY, Riley and Samantha STEFAN. son of the late Arthur GRASSBY and Amelia MARRIN of Winnipeg. Predeceased by his brothers, Gerald, Edward, Hugh, Kenneth, Richard and his three sisters Louise, Marguerite and Joyce. Survived by his brother James of Sudbury. Robert was President and Chief Executive Officer of Montreal Locomotive Works, V.P. of Dominion Bridge and Plant Engineer and Manager of research and development for Robert Mitchell Co. He was also President and board member of Saint Mary's Hospital, V.P. and director of Engineer's Club, board member of Hermitage Club, Honorary member of The Royal Montreal Golf Club and board member of Concordia University. During the war years he served in Northwest Europe, Italy and United Kingdom as a lieutenant, captain and acting major. He was a strong, loving, interested father and grandfather who leaves behind a supportive loving family who hope to follow his lead. Visitation at the Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, Québec (corner Isabella) on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Edmund of Canterbury Church (corner St. Charles and Beaconsfield), Beaconsfield, on Saturday, October 27 at 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made in his memory to the Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation, 3830 Lacombe Ave., Montreal, H3T 1M5. Condolences may be received at www.kanefetterly.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
Two prison guards facing charges in death of female prisoner
Evidence changes apparent suicide of 19-year-old into criminal investigation
By The Canadian Press, Page A7
Kitchener -- Two male correctional officers at Kitchener's prison for women are facing charges in the death of a 19-year-old inmate last week.
Ashley SMITH of New Brunswick died of an apparent suicide in a cell at Grand Valley Institution for Women last Friday.
Inspector Bryan LARKIN of Waterloo Regional Police said the initial investigation did not indicate foul play.
But he added that "pieces of evidence" turned it into a criminal investigation.
Two officers at the institution were charged yesterday afternoon with criminal negligence causing death.
Insp. LARKIN said a third arrest is expected.
Ms. SMITH was serving a sentence of six years and one month for "various offences" committed as a young offender, a Correctional Service of Canada release says.
Her sentence began on October 17, 2003.
Although officials couldn't say how long Ms. SMITH had been at Grand Valley, any young offender serving a federal sentence of two years or more would be transferred to an adult facility once they reach a certain age.
"This incident is extremely disturbing and of serious concern to me," federal Minister of Public Safety Stockwell Day said in statement after the arrests.
"I expect that it will be addressed in an expedient, efficient and sensitive manner, after which appropriate action will be taken."
The Correctional Service of Canada will conduct a separate investigation into Ms. SMITH's death and a coroner's inquest will be convened.
"The Corrections investigation will review the circumstances surrounding the incident, including any issues of compliance with the law, policies and procedures," Mr. Day said.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
POKRUPA, Esther C. (née MANTS,) R.N., B.A.
Passed away peacefully October 22, 2007 in her 90th year. After 57 years of happy marriage, she is survived by her husband, Peter and her sons Ronald (married to Karen M. SMITH) and Paul (companion to Elaine,) two granddaughters, Tamara POKRUPA and Celina NAHANNI (both at Queen's University) and grand_son Taj NAHANNI, his wife Adrienne and three great-grandchildren; Tristan, Russell and Sierra of Montreal. Her brother Jim MANTS of Winnipeg and sister Norah MULLAN of Minneapolis also survive her. Born in Saskatchewan, Esther graduated as a registered nurse. During World War 2 she joined the Canadian Army and tended casualties at the Canadian Military Hospital in Basingstoke. After the war she was one of very few women to study at the Canadian Khaki University in Watford, United Kingdom. She transferred to the University of Saskatchewan where she completed her B.A. and met her future husband. According to her wishes she was cremated. There will be a memorial gathering at the University Club at Queen's, 168 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario, Friday November 30 from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the "Pokrupa-Smith Medical Student Bursary" and endowment fund at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6. Thanks are given to the staff of Kingston General Hospital, Saint Mary's of the Lake Hospital and Helen Henderson Nursing Home who cared for here in her declining months.
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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
WATERS, Lorraine
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, October 25th, 2007 in her 84th year. Loving wife to Ronald for 65 years. Caring mother to Dawn (Bill) LA TURCO, Joanne (Paul) RIDDY, Gloria WATERS and Neil WATERS. Grandmother of Jennifer (Vito) TROTTI, Matthew RIDDY (Shelley), Michael SMITH, Alison RIDDY, Andrew RIDDY, Alexander WATERS and Stephanie WATERS and predeceased by Patrick Jay STEVENS. Great-grandmother to Owen and Grace RIDDY. Sister of Kenneth (Elsie) FORBES and predeceased by Warren FORBES. Visitation will be held at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland (705) 526-5449 on Tuesday, October 30th, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, October 31st at 2 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-01 published
BUCKE, H. William Walpole
Flt. Lt. Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2 415 Squadron
Peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital with his family by his side on October 30, 2007 in his 89th year. Bill, loving husband of Ann for 64 years. Much loved father of Margaret and her husband Gary LANGLANDS of Uxbridge, Ontario. Predeceased by his son Tony. Cherished grandfather of Andrew and Craig LANGLANDS. Beloved uncle of Seaneen O'ROURKE, Louise SMITH, Peggy WILLIAMS, Kari KITTERMASTER, Kristin ROGERS, Timothy, William and Leonard O'ROURKE, John KITTERMASTER Jr. and David BRIGHAM. Survived by his brother-in-law John A. KITTERMASTER. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221), on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Condolences may be received at bill.bucke@wardfh.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
SMITH, Annie, PhD
November 21, 1940 (Elmira, New York) - October 31, 2007 (Toronto)
Our 'Annie Bear', 'Doctor Bear', as she was affectionately known, set sail from our shores on Halloween, her gremlins set free at last. She was surrounded by loving Friends. Annie was predeceased by her parents, Doctor Earl and Ruth (MANNING) SMITH. She is survived by her brother, Neil and her very dear friend, Joan MULVENEY. Annie's other Friends and admirers are beyond count. Annie was an alumnus of Wellesley College, Stanford University and also of the University of Toronto where she earned her PhD. She was justifiably proud of her role in founding the Art and Art History Program at Sheridan College. This program is the first of its kind to link a fine art university program with a college of art and technology. It simultaneously offers students a B.A. from the University of Toronto at Mississauga and a diploma in Art and Art History from Sheridan College. 'The Annie Smith Arts Centre' at Sheridan is a tribute to Annie's influence in the field of art education. She was an outstanding, innovative teacher. A gifted author and artist in her own right, she published several books. The best known book is 'Bearing Up with Cancer', featuring her signature doodle, a cartoon bear. The bear is used to illustrate Annie's journey with cancer, from breast cancer in 1986 to ovarian cancer in 1999. Annie defied the odds and used her extraordinary talents to advantage as a speaker for the National Ovarian Cancer Association both at home and abroad. Annie inspired not only those dealing with cancer, but also their families and health care professionals. The most important place in the world to Annie was 'The Barn' at Sunny Point on Keuka Lake, New York State. It was her refuge, her joy, a place of beauty where she could be as one with nature and where she always felt restored in body and mind. A natural athlete, Annie especially loved to sail on Keuka Lake and to play tennis at The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club. As Annie wished, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of her life will be held at Sheridan Campus in the spring of 2008. Special thanks are given to the health care providers at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto General Hospital and the Toronto Grace Health Centre. If you so wish, donations in Annie's memory may be made to 'The Annie Smith Bear Fund for Ovarian Cancer', Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9 - 416-946-6560 and/or National Ovarian Cancer Association, who have recently amalgamated with Ovarian Cancer Canada at 145 Front Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1E3 - 416-962-2700.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
SMITH, Roger J.
Died peacefully November 1, 2007 in Port Perry, Ontario, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of the late Joyce SMITH and devoted father to Deborah McNALLY, Andrew SMITH and Graeme SMITH. Loving father-in-law to Steven McNALLY, Jennifer SMITH and Andrea NEUFELD. Kind and dedicated Grandfather to David, Sarah, Matthew, Katherine, Charlie and Sophia - SOCHAKAMASADA. Roger was born in Oxford, England where he met Joyce. They moved the family to Linlithgow, Scotland before settling in Toronto. His happy life revolved around summers with family and Friends at Lake Baptiste. Funeral to be held on Monday November 5th, 1 p.m. at Prince Albert United Church, 23 Jeffery Street, Prince Albert (Port Perry). Reception to follow at Prince Albert Community Centre. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. www.canadahelps.org

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-07 published
SMITH, Annie
Educator, author, illustrator, tennis player, sailor, folk singer, storyteller. Born November 21, 1940, in upstate New York Died October 31 in Toronto of ovarian cancer, aged 66.
By John ARMSTRONG, Page L8
I first met Annie SMITH in 1982; with her shock of white hair, she was dressed in knee-high Frye boots and a denim skirt and vest.
Annie proudly toured me through a series of weather-beaten portables located behind Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, home to several fine-art studio classes in the art and art history program, a joint venture between Sheridan and the University of Toronto that Annie helped establish in 1971. In 1998, the college opened a special studio facility for the program: the Annie Smith Arts Centre.
Annie grew up in Elmira, New York her mother was a nurse, and her father a radiologist. She did her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College and her master's at the University of California, Berkeley.
Annie came to Toronto in 1969 with her new husband. The marriage was short-lived but Annie stayed on, starting as a part-time instructor at Sheridan while beginning a PhD in art education at the University of Toronto.
Annie was an enthusiastic if unconventional teacher. In her drawing classes, she might theatrically deliver a lecture attired in her academic gowns and mortarboard, or bring along her guitar and sing Joan Baez songs. This could be challenging for faculty teaching classes in adjacent studios.
Her memos were handwritten and accompanied by her signature cartoon bear. And "Bear" would be pleased or frustrated, as warranted.
Annie adhered to a strict hierarchy of concerns - students always came first, and faculty a close second. Annie was also a very focused administrator. In the 1970s, there was no precedent for college-university B.A. programs, and in creating one, she encountered support as well as resistance - which she trenchantly fought.
The other great project of Annie's life was her struggle with cancer, which was first diagnosed in 1984. She chronicled these experiences in Bearing Up with Cancer, an illustrated book with Bear as the narrator. We learn of how lost test results delayed treatment and how, later, she taped chocolate bars to her abdomen to surprise and encourage her surgical team.
Annie travelled to international conferences to speak about her approach to cancer. In hospital in July, Annie came to the reluctant realization that she probably couldn't go to Kuala Lumpur. Still, she held out hope: There she would be, she laughed, in her first-class seat accepting only tea and two teaspoons of Jell-O, the "clear liquids" diet dictated by her doctors.
John ARMSTRONG is Annie's friend.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-09 published
SMITH, Ruth (née BERK)
With great dignity, Ruth SMITH passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 in her 93 year. Beloved wife of 57 years of the late Isadore SMITH. Loving daughter of the late Louis and Ida BERK. Mother of Larry SMITH and Nancy-Gay ROTSTEIN and mother-in-law of Tracey SMITH and Max ROTSTEIN. Dear sister of Shirley SIMON of Montreal. Loving Grandmother of Cynthia SMITH, Ilyse SMITH and Mark KERZNER, Natalie and Joe HENRICH and Brooke SHEKTER. Loving Grandmother of Marci EVANS and her husband Tim, Stephen ROTSTEIN and his wife Christina and Tracy ROTSTEIN- BERK and her husband Andrew devoted great-grandmother to Aviva and Ari EVANS. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Larry SMITH and Family will be observing Shiva at 58 Old Forest Hill Road after the Interment and concluding Sunday night November 11th. Nancy-Gay and the Rotstein Family will be observing Shiva at 1 Benvenuto Place, Apartment 202 after the Interment on Friday, November 9th on Saturday, November 10th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; on Sunday, November 11th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and concluding on Monday night, November 12th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Isadore and Ruth SMITH Foundation c/o Baycrest, (416) 785-2875.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-09 published
SMITH, Ruth Berk
A beautiful and gracious lady, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 7, 2007 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of 57 years of the late Isadore Edward SMITH. Mother and mother-in-law of Larry and Tracey SMITH, and Nancy-Gay and Max ROTSTEIN. Dear sister of Shirley SIMON. Grandmother of Cynthia SMITH, Ilyse SMITH and Mark KERZNER, Natalie and Joe HENRICH, Brooke SHEKTER, Marci ROTSTEIN and Tim EVANS, Stephen ROTSTEIN and Christina LEE, and Tracy ROTSTEIN and Andrew BERK. Adored great-grandmother of her nine great-grandchildren. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday November 9, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Larry SMITH and Family will be observing shiva at 58 Old Forest Hill Road. Nancy-Gay ROTSTEIN and Family will be observing shiva at 1 Benvenuto Place, apt. 202. Both shivas conclude Sunday night, November 11. Memorial donations may be made to The Isadore and Ruth Smith Foundation c/o Baycrest, (416) 785-2875.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-10 published
ROBINSON, Luella Reta (née WILBUR)
(March 2, 1920-November 2, 2007)
After a wonderful life, Luella ROBINSON passed away on Friday, November 2, 2007 at the age of 87 years. Lue was born in New Horton, New Brunswick on March 2, 1920 to the late Captain Alvin WILBUR and Ella Akerly Strayhorn WILBUR. She moved to Montreal in 1939 to pursue a career in nursing and graduated from Montreal General in 1942. Lue then joined Northern Electric as the Home Care Nurse. On July 6, 1945 Lue married her humorous, affectionate and charismatic husband George Airlie (Pete) ROBINSON of Rawdon, Québec. She was a business woman before her time, but was a nurse most of all. Lue opened the Rawdon Convalescent Home in the early 1960's and she later established Heather Lodge Hospital. Many of the young men and woman hired and trained by mom simply became part of our extended family. Pete and Lue spent many wonderful years in Boca Raton golfing and enjoying a very active social life with their many Friends. In 1990 they moved from Rawdon to Calgary to be nearer to their daughters. Lue is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and Daniel J. GAGNIER, Terry and Bruce CHURCHILL- SMITH, and Lynne ROBINSON who were her pride and joy; by her two grandchildren, Peter and Jane CHURCHILL- SMITH. She will also be missed by her sister, Elta Wilbur DUGID, sister and brother-in-law Doris Wilbur HICKS and Harvey HICKS of New Brunswick and their five children, Susan, Nancy, Karen, Barbara, and Hugh. Lue will be lovingly remembered by many grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Mildred Wilbur STEEVES and by her beloved brother Harry STRAYHORN. A Private Family Service was held in Calgary. In the summer of 2008 a Memorial Service will take place in Rawdon, Québec. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the New Horton Baptist Church, c/o H. Hicks 485 Shediac Road, Moncton, New Brunswick E1A 2T4 or to the Rawdon United Church, 3253, 4 Avenue, Rawdon, Québec J0K 1S0. In living memory of Lue ROBINSON, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-13 published
SMITH, Nora Agnes (née THOMAS)
After a long and joyful life, Nora Agnes SMITH (née THOMAS) passed away peacefully at the Avalon Care Centre in Orangeville, Ontario, on November 11, 2007. Born in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia, she was daughter to the late Theresa (née GRAY/GREY) and Charles Hugh THOMAS; beloved wife of the late Frank SMITH; and predeceased by siblings Margaret, Mary, Gordon, Gerald and Aubrey. Nora was the loved mother of Robert SMITH of Campbellton New Brunswick, Betty STARR and husband Mike of Alton, Ontario; Dear grandmother of Tig STARR and wife Tonya, James STARR and partner Brandi SHERMAN, Amanda STARR and husband Greg RAMPLEY, Caroline (SMITH) ROWE and husband Mark, Richard SMITH and wife Rachel, Anna SMITH and partner Jeremy METALLIC; Great-grandmother of Eric, Ian, Irelynd, Ella, Gregor, Caleb, Caidra and Catherine. Nora will be sadly missed by her many relatives and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, London Ontario, on Thursday November 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Peter's Cathedral Basilica, Dufferin Avenue at Richmond Street, London, Ontario, on Friday, November 16, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-14 published
MacLELLAN, Robert " Bob" Bernard
November 12, 2007, age 65, at home with family. Only child of the late Raymond "Buster" and Evelyn (née MARR.) Bobbie is survived by his wife of 43 years, Beverley Ann (née SMITH;) children Sheri JONES (Wayne O'CONNOR), Doctor Jennifer MacLELLAN (Stephen FORD) and Matthew MacLELLAN (Dr. Dawn MacLELLAN;) and grandchildren Lavinia FORD, Asa FORD and Edie FORD. Born and lived in Truro, Nova Scotia with strong family ties to Bass River, Nova Scotia. Graduate of Acadia University and Dalhousie Law School, where he later lectured Corporate Finance, Business Law and Advanced Income Tax. Law Clerk to Chief Justice Wells of the High Court of Justice (Ontario); articled and practiced with Blake, Cassels and Graydon; Partner with Burchell MacDougall, Truro. Chair of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission from its creation in 1987 to 2002, where he was responsible for policies and procedures that govern the Commission. Public Director of the Mutual Funds Dealers Association since 2003. In earlier years he was a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants / Canadian Bankers Association Joint Committee on Taxation from 1985 to 1992; member of the federal Minister of Finance Advisory Group on 1987 Tax Reform; member of the Venture Corporations Board of Nova Scotia from 1986 to 1987; and Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation from 1988 to 1991. Bob authored multiple publications on and was recognized by national professional evaluation publications as an expert in taxation, estates and trust, and securities law. Bob was a lifetime member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Truro. He was a proud member of the Truro Branch of Rotary International since 1976, served as President in 1991-92, acted as Director of Community Service and Club Service, and received the Paul Harris Fellowship in 1999 in recognition of his support to the Rotary Foundation. He was also a director of the Ship's Company Theatre in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and an active supporter of other charities and foundations in Northern Nova Scotia. Bob took great pleasure in spending time with Friends and family in Lower Economy, Nova Scotia where he enjoyed the landscape, serenity and memories. The family will receive Friends at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, 902-895-5587, on Thursday, November 15 from 6: 30-9:00 p.m. A service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young Street, Truro, on Friday, November 16 at 2: 00 p.m. No flowers by request of family. On line condolences may be sent to our website at www.colchestercommunity.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
MAXMEN, Rowena " Paulie"
Passed away after a brief illness in her 81st year on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto. Beloved wife of Doctor Marvin MAXMEN. Loving mother of Janice PIZER (Ken,) Kathy CHAPPELL (John), Paul MAXMEN (Sherry), Sally SMITH (Gord) and Jill GIBSON (Jamie.) Devoted grandmother of Jeff, David, Ryan, April, Victoria, Hallie, Bryan, Jessica, Nicholas and Harrison. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 23rd, 2007 in St. Luke's Anglican Church, ROSEMONT. Arrangements entrusted to the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, Alliston. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
SMITH, Patricia Ann
Passed away peacefully on Monday, November 19, 2007. Beloved wife of Doctor Frank SMITH. Cherished mother of Tracy SMITH- BEYAK (Michael), Charlotte (Scott) KEETING, Emily SMITH (Paul), Francis, and Andrew SMITH. Dearly loved grandmother of William, Anna, Paige, and Alexandra. Patricia was a very kind and gentle soul who touched many lives throughout her career. Fond memories of her will be cherished by her Scottish family and by Lucy. The family will receive Friends at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street (at Drury Lane), Burlington, (905-637-5233) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In keeping with Patricia's wishes, a private family service will he held. Donations to Breast Cancer Research would be appreciated by the family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
BAPTIST, Elizabeth Anne Spence
Betty passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, November 17th, 2007, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Alexander, loving mother of Eve-Anne, Sandy (Lyn), Barbara (Charles) and George (Di). Dear Gramma Betty to Dawn, Megan, Robyn, Jill, Kaitlyn, Harrison and Jorden, She will also be greatly missed by her sister, Barbara SMITH of Moncton, New Brunswick and many other family and Friends. Betty loved life and lived it to the fullest; taking time to cherish each moment and find meaning in her many experiences and travels. She attended Mount Allison University, was a founder of the Sweet Adelines West Island Chapter, sang in the church choir and was a director of the Piggery Theater in North Hatley. She was an avid golfer, cross country skier, loved reading and had a wonderful sense of humour. A family celebration of Betty?s life will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff at Donway Place and her caregivers for their kindness and loving care. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's memory may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
FITZPATRICK, Marguerite (née HOLDSHIP)
Died peacefully on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 in Mission, British Columbia in her 94th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Jerry. Fondly remembered by her children Susan (Rod) SMITH, Michael (Lenie), Peter, David (Brenda) and her ten grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-23 published
PORTER, Helen Carmichael
Teacher, writer, raconteur, wife, stepmother, sister, auntie. Born August 19, 1946, in Milton, Ontario Died September 10 in Toronto of leukemia, aged 61.
By Ross SMITH and Anne Porter PARIS, Page L8
Helen Carmichael PORTER was gifted from her earliest years. She had a swift imagination and intense energy, leaving no doubt that she was marked for stardom. She was attuned to the foibles of others and crafted these idiosyncrasies into weird and wonderful characters.
Her father, a Toronto United Church minister, used his estimable oratorical skills to enrapture his family with stories at the family cottage near Huntsville, Ontario Each summer evening, he gathered everyone around the hissing gas lamp and read aloud from such classics as Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Vicar of Wakefield and Grimms' Fairy Tales. Helen never forgot the delicious thrill a gothic tale brings to an imaginative child.
At summer camp, Helen wove ghost stories out of her vivid imagination and memory. As a young adult, she terrorized her nieces and nephews with tales of horror and suspense - and they loved every second of it.
Following university, Helen taught high-school drama and English, spending many years at Toronto's Vaughan Road Collegiate. She empowered her students through her imagination and generous spirit, and their appreciation empowered her. Yet, she needed room to create beyond the classroom. Making the leap to the then-unknown field of professional storytelling, she refined her talents in theatres, churches and schools across Canada.
In 1986, Helen married Gary HOPHAN, and together with his son, Philip, they established a creative home that became the birthplace of the National Storytelling Theatre, providing a vehicle for her to write, produce and perform shows. After the theatre's demise she continued to write, collect and tell stories while also leading workshops and teaching part-time.
Helen told her stories to audiences across Canada in performing arts venues and on radio, television and film. In 1996, she was invited to lead an assembly of high-school students on the topic of bullying. This inspired her to draw on her formative experiences. After eight years of touring this show, Helen wrote and published The Bully and Me: Stories that Break the Cycle of Torment.
In May, when Helen was diagnosed with leukemia, she saw cancer as just another bully to be reckoned with - and she was determined to come out victorious. Each morning, she laced up her sneakers to power-walk through the city streets she loved. She bravely fought the bully to the end with the loving support of her family.
Ross SMITH is Helen's nephew and Anne Porter PARIS is her sister.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
SMITH, Alma
Alma, wife of William T.W. SMITH (Bill) passed away on 20th November 2007 in Torquay, England aged 93 years. Always in our thoughts, Bill and family.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-30 published
WILSON, John Reginald " Reg"
Rauni's 'Big Boy' slipped away quietly late Monday night at Mount Sinai Hospital. It was the way Reg would have wanted. No fuss. No bother. No unnecessary sadness. Born January 13, l919 in Tilbury, Ontario, Reg was shy of his 89th birthday. There were no surprises in store for that celebration because he would have hated that. What would have been there is the beautiful love he inspired in all around him. His special love of 20 years, Rauni GILLESPIE was always at his side. Their life together was one of enjoyment and shared experiences. Theatre, walks, Friends and travel (Australia, Turkey, Caribbean… you name it). They were a handsome couple. From Tilbury Reg moved to Saint Mary's where he was raised by an aunt and uncle and savoured the life of one of Canada's special small towns. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 and served overseas returning in 1944. After moving to Windsor in 1947 he began his long and admirable career with Seagram's. He soon became V.P. and sales manager, ultimately advancing to Toronto to the position of District Sales Manager of Calvert Distillers. His Windsor Friends will remember him as one of the city's most active and dedicated citizens. The Windsor Jaycees, AKO fraternity, the Windsor Kiwanis Club, Ad and Sales Club, Branch 94 of the Royal Canadian Legion and Beachgrove Golf Club all benefited and were served by his energy and loyalty. Married to the former Jean CLARK, they had two children, Richard (Gloria SMITH) and Barbara (Terry O'MALLEY) to whom he was devoted. After his wife's death Reg continued his residence in Toronto. Reg is survived by Ms. GILLESPIE, his children and half-brother Alexander WILSON (Georgina) and a large array of Friends gained through his passion for curling, tennis, bridge and 45 years at his alternate home St. George's Golf Club. His presence is gone but his memory will be with us forever. His was a wonderful life. And as he would say 'I love you, too'. A funeral service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Friday, November 30 at 12 noon. Private internment will be held Friday, November 30. Remarks and condolences can be registered at www.humphreymiles.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
MARENTETTE, Alan
Surrounded by his family, at his home in Burlington, on Saturday, December1, 2007, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Donna (nee SMITH.) Loved father of Paula MARENTETTE and her husband Rev. Craig WENTLAND of Camrose, Alberta, Stephanie MARENTETTE of Toronto and Sarah MARENTETTE- BROWN and her husband Jamie BROWN of Burlington. Cherished grandfather of Emma, Maeve, Elizabeth, Kyle and Isobel. Dear brother of Janine SALKOWSKI (Ted) of Michigan, Marvin (Veronica) of Windsor, Beverly McCUTCHEON of Windsor, Gayle BROAD (Ted) of Windsor and Michael (Hilary) of Halifax. He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, Friends and especially Mike LANGDON. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Vigil Tuesday at 8: 30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2265 Headon Road, Burlington on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at 10 a.m. Private interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington. If desired, memorial contributions to the McMaster University Blood Disorders Clinic or the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-10 published
OGILVIE, Joyce Amy (née REID)
Peacefully, at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, on Saturday, December 8, 2007 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Noel "Buzz" John OGILVIE (1998.) Loving mother of Donna WOOD and her husband William, and John. Cherished grandmother of Sara RIDGLEY (Don) and David KERSHAW (Elise) and great-grandmother of Ashlyn, Will and Felicia. Dearly loved sister of Donna DYCK. Also missed by godchildren Eric SMITH, Sara MASON, and Ann NAGEL. Predeceased by sisters Isabel and Glenna. Joyce was a proud supporter of the Canadian Red Cross and a disaster relief volunteer with the American Red Cross. She loved Saint_Joseph Parish where she was a longtime member. Joyce spent many years as a member/ volunteer of the West Lincoln Association of the Mentally Handicapped. She was a pioneer woman aviator and the youngest woman pilot to solo a plane in Canada. Visitation at Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home, 11 Mountain Street, Grimsby (905-945-2755) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Funeral Prayers at 8 p.m.. A Mass of Celebration will take place at Saint_Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 135 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 11 a.m. Burial at Mountain Cemetery, Grimsby. If desired, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Red Cross would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-14 published
With broken ankles, crash survivor crawls to safety
By Kenyon WALLACE with a report from James BRADSHAW, Page A18
One man is dead and another is in hospital after a single-vehicle crash early yesterday morning in which police say the survivor, who suffered two broken ankles, pulled himself from the wreckage and crawled half a kilometre through the snow to a nearby gun club.
Brandon MANTHAU, 22, was a passenger in Nathan MAGEE's black 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche when the eastbound sport utility vehicle plowed into a dense wood beside Herald Road, just past Kennedy Road near Newmarket, around 1 a.m.
York Regional Police said they were notified of the crash when the vehicle's OnStar navigational system, triggered by the release of the airbags, could not make contact with the two Friends.
But when police arrived at what they believed to be the crash site, they could not find the wreck anywhere. "The location police were given by OnStar was not correct," said Constable Marina ORLOVSKY, media-relations officer for the York police.
Police spent nearly 1½ hours combing an area about 10 kilometres west of the actual crash site. Meanwhile, Mr. MANTHAU reached the gun club about two hours after the accident and set off the building's security alarm. A man at the gun club called police, and Mr. MANTHAU was able to lead them to the crash site, Constable ORLOVSKY said.
Mr. MAGEE, 24, a heavy-machinery operator at a King City pipeline and utility contractor, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. MANTHAU was taken to Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto, where he remained last night.
"He's a very strong young man who comes from hearty stock," said Judy MANTHAU, Mr. MANTHAU's aunt. "When you're his age, you'll do what you have to do if the adrenalin takes over. It's really a case of mind over matter."
Police would not say how fast the sport utility vehicle was moving or if alcohol was involved.
An OnStar representative in Detroit was unable to comment about what might have caused Mr. MAGEE's system to provide an incorrect location.
The OnStar system uses four separate satellites and a Global Position System receiver to pinpoint a car's location. The Global Position System system uses the amount of time taken for a radio signal to travel from a satellite to a specific location in order to calculate distances.
The technology should be able to determine location to a margin of error of only a few metres. However, certain conditions could have affected the system's accuracy.
"It is possible that anything from a heavily wooded area to inclement weather could impact satellite signals," said Patty Faith, public-relations manager for General Motors Canada.
Downed trees almost two feet in diameter, flattened bushes and deep tire tracks in the snow marked the spot yesterday afternoon where Mr. MAGEE's sport utility vehicle left Herald Road. Friends and co-workers of the Willow Beach native comforted one another at the accident site and recalled a happy and hardworking young man.
A bouquet of flowers with a red ribbon inscribed with the words "Pals Forever" was nailed to a nearby tree.
"You'd never find a better kid in your whole life," said a close family friend who wished to remain anonymous. "I've known him since he was just a boy and he was the nicest person. I'm just devastated."
But some locals weren't surprised to hear about the accident. Rusty SMITH works at 404 Auto Recycling, which sits at the top of the hillside at the corner of Herald and Kennedy Roads. He recalled rolling his van near the intersection two summers ago after a near-miss with another vehicle driving in his lane.
"That road is just treacherous," he said. "It's really narrow and there aren't any shoulders."
The speed limit along Herald Road is 50 kilometres an hour, but Mr. SMITH said "people always speed along the road." The road can get very slippery in snow or rain, he added.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-15 published
GRAY/GREY, Muriel May (née BEAUFIELD)
Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at Arborstone Enhanced Care after a twelve-year struggle with Parkinson's Disease. She was in her 74th year and was predeceased in 2005 by her devoted and beloved husband of 46 years, Peter Forbes GRAY/GREY, her mother Margaret in 1996, father Charles in 1980 and brother Raymond in 2003. Leaving to mourn, her daughter Susan (Clayton DICKSON/DIXON) and grand_son Oliver, Halifax, Nova Scotia; son John (Lisa) and grand_son Gunnar, San Diego; two brothers, Calmond (Daisy), Ship Cove, Newfoundland, and Guy (Juanita), Saint_John's, Newfoundland and five sisters, Faye (Ross SWEENEY,) Halifax, Nova Scotia Marie (Scott SMITH), St. Andrews, New Brunswick; Patricia (Bud BEST) and Elaine (Hedley LANGDON,) St. Anthony, Newfoundland Pamela (Brian GUY,) Saint_John's, Newfoundland, and a large number of relatives and Friends. Described by her siblings as effortlessly clever, she completed high school at the age of fifteen and began teaching at the age of sixteen, first at L'Anse au Clair, Labrador, and later at her hometown, Raleigh. In 1953, after receiving her Laboratory Technician Certificate, she began working at the St. Clairs Mercy Hospital, Saint_John's, Newfoundland. Beautiful but shy, Muriel was introduced to her future husband Peter by a friend of the family. At the time, Peter was working with McNamara Construction building a highway in the Witless Bay area. He was young, handsome and had a charming wit that was rumoured to have won Muriel's heart by whispering in her ear 'You sure smell better than the guys at the bunkhouse!' Muriel and her family lived in Toronto, Ottawa, and Sudbury before moving to Halifax in 1973. Apart from being a dedicated mother, wife, and homemaker, she also worked for a time as an interior decorator and was known for her personal touch of having a 'sense of style'. Muriel was also respected as a tireless volunteer and committee member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron where she served for some thirtythree years. Muriel was beautiful in mind, body, and spirit she had a musical laugh and a wonderful, self-depreciating sense of humour, and a gentle touch that made her unique to all who knew her. She adored her two grand_sons and was well enough to enjoy them both as young children. A sincere thank-you to the thirdfloor staff of Arborstone Enhanced Care for their kindness and dedication to Muriel and her family these past two years. Donations in Muriel's memory may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Canada. E-mail condolences to: susang@ca.ns.sympatico.ca.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
BEDER, Jean " Jennie" (née SMITH)
In her hundredth year, on Sunday, December 23, 2007, at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Jean BEDER, beloved daughter of the late Rose and Jacob SMITH, wife of the late Monte. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Robert and Sharron, and Nancy BEDER. Dear sister of the late Goldie ROTH. Devoted grandmother of Jeffrey and May LING, Alison and Kenny, Adam and Lindsey, Michael, and Aarin and Michael. Cherished great-grandmother of Hannah RUBIE, Tyler SYDNEY, Aidan JACOB, Rowen ALEXANDER, Caleb MONTE, Jamie BOYD, and Rylee PACE. Special thanks to Christina QUIAZON. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst (South of Eglinton), for service on Thursday, December 27th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 59 Old Colony Road. Memorial donations may be made to the Beder Family H.H.T. Fund c/o Saint Michael's Hospital Foundation at 416-864-5887.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
REGULAR, Clare Grace (formerly LEGER, née O'DELL)
Peacefully in Pointe-Claire on December 23, 2007 in her eighty-eight year. Beloved wife of the late Marcel Ernest LEGER and of the late Clement REGULAR. Devoted mother to Laraine (Richard COADY,) Janet (Kevin McMULLIN), Joan (Kirk HATCHER), Susan (Gary ANDERSON), Peter (Joanne FRASER), Anne (Ronald SMITH) and Paul (Glenda LEMON). Loving Nana to twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Hazel, Mabel, Muriel and Laura and brothers Russell, Joseph, William, Frank and Maurice. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at the West Island Manor in Pierrefonds and at the Bayview Centre in Pointe-Claire for their compassionate care. Visitation will be held at the Urgel Bourgie funeral home, 816 Ste-Croix, Saint-Laurent on Friday, December 28 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral to be held on Saturday, December 29 at 11 a.m. at Lady of Fatima Church, 875 Marcel-Laurin, St-Laurent. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Montreal, 5165 Sherbrooke Street West, local 410, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 1T6.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
BALDWIN, Donald Henry
Passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe. Donald BALDWIN of Port Rowan was in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Maureen (née SMITH) whom he married September 27, 1958. Dear father of Mark and his wife Jeannie of Toronto. He will be missed by his grand_son Rhys Adam BALDWIN. Also survived by his sister Margaret and husband Jack HODGES of Saltford, England. Predeceased by his son Adam Henry BALDWIN in 1981. At Don's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations in Don's memory can be made to Bird Studies Canada for Long Point Bird Observatory and can mailed to the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front Street, Port Rowan.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
KRANGLE, Arthur
On Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at the Humber River Regional Hospital, in his 92nd year. Arthur KRANGLE, beloved husband of Elsie and the late Belle KRANGLE. Loving father and father-in-law of Bill and Eva KRANGLE, Lynne and Harold SMITH, Vicki and Tony NOVAK, and step-father of Susan WARNICK and Richard MONELLI, Paula and Jack MUEHLHAN, Edward and Meredeth WARNICK. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Danny and Myra, David (Buddy) and Eleanor, and the late Albert and Addie KRANGLE. Devoted grandpa of Max and Melanie, Anton and Gillian, Mark and Jodi, Deborah (Dory), Warren, Ryan, Sophie, Harry, and Sam, and great-grandfather of Alexa, and Darcey. A graveside service will be held at Holy Blossom Memorial Park, 40 Brimley Road, on Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Shiva 240 Heath Street West #1502, concluding Friday, December 28th at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
CARDIFF, May Kathleen (née KAUFMAN)
(April 6 1913-December 23, 2007)
Kay was born in Edmonton. She was a teacher in Alberta, then moved to Ontario with her family in the 1960's. An accomplished artist, her greatest achievement was in spearheading the building of the Burlington Art Centre in 1978. She is predeceased by her parents, Doctor Stanley and Mrs. Carrie KAUFMAN, her sister Dorothy SMITH and brother Reese, and by her beloved husband Keith. She is survived by her son Evan and his family in Victoria, and nephews in Edmonton and North Dakota. If wished, donations in her memory can be made to the Burlington Art Centre.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-02 published
Arrest in first 2007 homicide
Photos By Carlos OSORIO / Toronto Star
Police said Jean SPRINGER was shot in the face after answering the door at her home on Snowball Cres. near Neilson Rd. and Sheppard Ave. E. SPRINGER, who was in her 60s, was pronounced dead at hospital. The slaying is Toronto's first homicide of 2007.
Victim one of four hit by gunshots as 2007 gets off to a violent start in Toronto
By Isabel TEOTONIO, Joanna SMITH and Thulasi SRIKANTHAN, Staff Reporters
It is January 2, only two days into the New Year, and police are already busy investigating a string of shootings throughout the city that left one woman dead and three other people injured.
A man arrested in connection with Toronto's first homicide of 2007 appeared in a Scarborough courthouse this morning wearing an orange jumpsuit and looking dishevelled.
Altaf IBRAHIM, 26, made a brief court appearance after a lengthy delay. He is charged with first-degree murder. Also in the courtroom were three of his male relatives, but they refused to speak with reporters.
Toronto police arrested the man after the shooting death Monday of Jean SPRINGER, 60, in her Malvern home around 2: 30 p.m.
SPRINGER was shot in the face and killed when she opened the door of her home to a caller, believed to be a friend of her son's.
During the wee hours of this morning, another woman was shot, reportedly in the face, in an Etobicoke high-rise.
Emergency crews were called to the 20th floor of the building on Weston Rd. near Lawrence Ave. W. at about 1 a.m., where they found a woman, about 20 years old, suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
Police would not comment on the extent of her injuries, but said the homicide squad has been called in to monitor the case. She is in hospital and fighting for her life.
Investigators do not have a suspect at this time and the victim's name is being withheld until her family has been notified, police said.
A couple of hours later, around 3: 20 a.m., two men were shot in the leg as doormen were in the process of kicking them out of a downtown Toronto nightclub.
Police are investigating if one of the victims was the shooter and if a doorman was the intended target.
One shooting victim is 19 and the other is around the same age.
Police were called to the Kool Haus, which is part of The Guvernment entertainment complex on Queens Quay E. at Lower Jarvis Street, after shots rang out near the entrance to the club, where a private event was being held.
The two men, who are Friends, were part of a larger group being ejected by security because of a fight that had broken out. Gunfire erupted just outside the Jarvis St. entrance.
One victim tried to flee in a taxi, but moments later it was stopped by police. The other was found at the scene.
Each was transported with non-life threatening injuries to hospital, where they are currently under police watch.
Charges have not been laid against the men.
Anyone with information is asked to call 416-222-8477.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-08 published
'Kings of hearts' killed in crash
By Isabel TEOTONIO, Henry STANCU, Joanna SMITH, Staff reporters
They were known as the "kings of hearts," three Friends who were inseparable.
But on Saturday that came to a deadly end when the van they were in on Major Mackenzie Doctor in Vaughan unaccountably drifted into a lane of oncoming traffic and hit a car being driven by an off-duty York Region police officer.
Waleed SHAUKAT, 17, and his friend Sulman YUSAF, 19, were killed, along with the police officer, Davis AHLOWALIA, 28. The third teen, identified as Mohammed MATTU, 19, was in a coma last night.
It was a devastating end for what was supposed to be a fun night out celebrating a friend's birthday, said relatives of SHAUKAT, one of the teens pronounced dead on the scene.
"All three of these guys were kings -- kings of hearts -- they always had a smile and they all made people happy," said Waleed's older brother Omar SHAUKAT at the family home in Maple last night.
He described his younger brother as a happy teenager. "He had his whole life ahead of him, he was hard-working, helped out at home and everyone in this area knew him and loved him."
Waleed's father, Ali SHAUKAT, last saw his son Friday afternoon. The teen had just cashed his cheque from Tim Hortons and showed up at home with $420 in cash.
As was customary, the teen handed over all of his money to his mother and said, "Don't worry, mom, I'm young and I'll take care of you," recalled the father. Then he asked his father for $5 so that his wallet wouldn't be empty when he went out with Friends that night.
But the fun night out ground to a deadly halt around 3: 30 a.m. on Major Mackenzie Dr., west of Pine Valley Dr., when a minivan carrying the teens crashed head-on into a Honda Civic driven by AHLOWALIA.
Both cars burst into flames. SHAUKAT and YUSAF were pronounced dead at the scene. Their friend, Mattu, was rushed to hospital and was in a coma last night. Also dead at the scene was AHLOWALIA, a 2½-year veteran with the force.
Yesterday, as police continued their investigation, relatives of the teens were struggling to make sense of the horrific crash.
"We are all still in shock," said Ali SHAUKAT, as relatives gathered to comfort the grieving family at their home.
"Waleed was very lovely and very caring," said the father, recalling the generosity of a son who worked full-time to pay the family's rent. "He was the only person taking care of the family… He always respected all of his elders."
The teen was supporting both his parents, his 22-year-old brother Omar, and sisters Sara, 16, and Fyzah 9, said the father.
His uncle, Ahmed MURID, remembered him as a "very friendly guy" with "lots of Friends" who always "worked hard" and still managed to find time to volunteer in the community.
The elder SHAUKAT said he believed the trio of teens, who met in high school, may have been out celebrating MATTU's birthday. He said he did not know the circumstances surrounding the accident but believed YUSAF was the driver of the van. The father said his son dreamed of one day finishing high school and going to university.
In an online Web portfolio posted by Waleed SHAUKAT when he was 15, the teen lists his hobbies as travelling, listening to rap and bhangra music, playing basketball with Friends and going to the cinema. He also writes that he loves watching scary movies at night, meeting new people and chatting on the Internet with Friends and family around the world.
Last night, relatives at the SHAUKAT household said they were mystified by television news reports in the afternoon that MATTU had died in hospital, particularly since some had gone to visit him in the evening. Family of the two other teens could not be reached last night.

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SMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-13 published
Bidding farewell to a kind soul
Family chose simple, unadorned casket, befitting the humble nature of officer who helped so many
By Christian COTRONEO, staff reporter with files from Joanna SMITH, Page B3
The casket Anil AHLOWALIA chose for his younger brother Davis was oak, without stain or ornament.
It was much like one the brothers had seen on television more than a year ago for the burial of Pope John Paul II.
"We saw this simple casket and we said, 'That's the way people should be buried -- humbleness, right to the hour of death and beyond,'" Anil recalled.
So when the AHLOWALIA family had to choose a casket for Davis, they looked past the ornate, expensive models.
"We saw one that was just oak," Anil said. "No stain. No glamour. It was made for Davis."
Only it was made too early.
Davis AHLOWALIA was killed on January 6, 2007, when an oncoming van unaccountably swerved into his lane on Major Mackenzie Doctor in Vaughan. The 28-year-old York Regional Police officer was off duty at the time.
In all, the fiery crash claimed four victims. The driver of the van, Waleed SHAUKAT, 17, and 19-year-old passenger Sulman YUSAF died on the scene.
The driver's mother, Mansoora SHAUKAT, said yesterday in a telephone interview that she was sorry to learn her son's other close friend, Muhammed MATTU, had succumbed to his injuries Thursday night after spending the week in hospital in critical condition.
"A very cute boy, Muhammed," she said.
She remembers the 17-year-old, whose family she said lives in the Peace Village neighbourhood of Maple, Ontario, often coming home with her son to watch movies or eat pizza in the basement.
"They were very close Friends, all three -- Muhammed, Sulman and Waleed."
Yesterday 1,000 mourners -- more than the church could bear -- attended the funeral for the fallen officer.
For a few frozen moments, traffic along a bustling four-block stretch of Yonge St. in Richmond Hill was hushed. Police officers held cars at bay. The soft strains of a devotional hymn floated outside Saint Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church.
Scores more officers -- Royal Canadian Mounted Police in scarlet and polished leather riding boots, York Regional Police in red-brimmed caps and Ontario Provincial Police officers in full regalia -- lined the church steps outside. When the oak casket emerged, they held a long salute, bidding a final farewell to one of their own.
"Although he only served for a short time, he made an incredible impact on our community," said York Regional Police Chief Armand LA BARGE after the service. "Every human contact, every radio call, every interaction that he had, he brought his Christian values to the forefront and helped people."
A fervent Christian, AHLOWALIA travelled to impoverished regions of the world whenever he could, persuading his fellow officers to lend a hand to an orphanage in Jamaica, and helping the poor in Calcutta, India.
Parents and older brothers joined a grim procession of family, following the casket down the church steps. "Today, I had the difficult task of burying my brother," said Anil AHLOWALIA, his voice breaking, as he spoke after the funeral. "It's one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life."
Chris GRANT, who attended Saint Michael's College School with AHLOWALIA, joined about 100 former schoolmates and teachers at the service, many wearing their school ties in memory of the departed.
"I mostly remember him walking around on game days, wearing his football jersey," GRANT said. "He was very proud to be on the team."
GRANT recalled his schoolmate wanted to be a priest -- "but decided to serve his community in a different way."
That desire led AHLOWALIA to police college, where he met Ryan STEVENSON, also training to be an officer.
"He would always take time out of his day to stop and say hello, ask how you are and how your family is," said STEVENSON, now a special constable with York Regional Police.
Even then, it was obvious that AHLOWALIA's ambitions went beyond the badge. "He used policing as a springboard into what he did in the community," said STEVENSON.
Indeed, during the hiring process, AHLOWALIA was asked why he wanted to become a police officer -- and, according to Chief LA BARGE, he answered, "to help people in the most need."

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SMITHSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-29 published
KEENAN, Keith Ronald
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Saturday, October 27, 2007. Keith Ronald KEENAN of Meaford, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the former Marjorie ELLIS of Meaford. Loving father of Nancy EAGLES and her husband Paul and Joanne COLLYER and her husband Chris, all of Meaford. Sadly missed by grandchildren Justin, Brandon and Kourtney EAGLES and Jordan and Emma COLLYER. Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law Betty BELTON, Helen SMITHSON, Lynda RUEST, brother-in-law Neil MASTERSON and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Eldora and a brother Lionel. Visitation will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E. in Meaford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Meaford United Church on Wednesday October 31st at 11 a.m. with Reverend Judith OLIVER officiating. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Meaford United Church would be appreciated.

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