WHIGHTMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
SCHMELTZ, Gordon Eugene " Gene"
At his residence on Friday, January 12, 2007. "Gene" Gordon Eugene SCHMELTZ of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer in his 83rd year. Dear father of Larry SCHMELTZ and wife Linda of Aylmer, Linda HANEY and husband Wayne of Aylmer, Carol ARCHER and husband Chuck of Richmond and Gale ROBERTS and husband Don of Eden. Good friend of Eva Mildred "Millie" COWAN. Loving grandfather of Wendy RIVAIT, Mike SCHMELTZ, Terri HANEY, Clint and Jodi ARCHER, Ryan and Nicole ROBERTS. Great-grandfather of Robin and Trevor RIVAIT, Megan SCHMELTZ, Tasha COUTURE, Kaylee ROBERTS, Brett HANEY. Predeceased by his wife Treva (WARD) JOHNSON (1981,) a brother Norman SCHMELTZ, a sister Myrtle SCHMELTZ and a great-grand_son Draydon ARCHER- THIESEN (2003). Born in Aldborough Township on November 4, 1924 son of the late Frederick and Betsy (WHIGHTMAN) SCHMELTZ. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-5 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment, Straffordville Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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WHILLANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-31 published
WHILLANS, Cecily M.
Passed away at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre on Thursday, July 26, 2007 in her 85th year. Beloved sister of Elizabeth (Bette) and T. James WHILLANS. Dear aunt of Robert, Eleanor, Lindsay and John M. WHILLANS and great aunt of Margaux and Gillian. A private service has taken place.

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WHIPPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-21 published
WHIPPS, Charles Bernard
Passed away peacefully and with great dignity on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 after a brief battle with cancer. Chuck was born December 14, 1930 in San Bernardino, California. He made his way to Canada in 1950 where he played for Toronto Balmy Beach Football team (Ontario Rugby Football Union champs in 1950) and made Canada his home after retiring from the U.S. Army in 1954. He worked in the tool business in Canada and the U.S., owning Strongridge Limited until 1996 and was a valued member of W.W. Sales right up until his death. Chuck will be remembered for his love of family and Friends, his laughter, his gift of storytelling and his passion for golf.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Maria; mother Betty WHIPPS sister Marcia BELL; brother George E. (Polly) WHIPPS; children: Georgia (Glenn) WIOR; Catherine (James) REID; Charles (Lorrie) WHIPPS; Suzanne (Desmond) O'CALLAGHAN and Danielle (Peter) WATERS stepchildren: Christina (Steve) RAMSEY; Pedro (Darlene) AMARO Paul (Vi) AMARO; grandchildren: PVC Michael WIOR, Robyn (Mark) Reid SPENCER, Caitlin, Daniel and Jared REID; Ben and Chelsea WHIPPS; Conor, Sean and Kathleen O'CALLAGHAN; Shane and Shelby WATERS; Sean and Kyle RAMSEY; Jared AMARO and Michael AMARO. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and Marguerite MARLATT, the mother of his 5 children.
At Chuck's request, his remains have been cremated. Please join us for a celebration of his life to be held on Sunday, June 24, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. at The Brampton Golf Club (Maple Room) located at 7700 Kennedy Road South in Brampton. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WHISKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-22 published
POYTON, Herbert Guy
(November 24, 1911-December 8, 2007)
Peacefully of natural causes in Toronto, on December 8, 2007, two weeks after his 96th birthday, with his loving wife of 69 years, Eunice, and family friend, Margaret by his side, Guy slipped away from his remarkable life with us. Pre-deceased by his parents Herbert and Ellen (DIGGINS) POYTON, and sister Margaret Poyton HILL. In his immediate family, Guy is survived by his wife Eunice (CORNER) POYTON in Toronto, sister Ellen POYTON, brother and sister-in-law Kenneth and Elsie POYTON, and brother-in-law, Alfred HILL in England. Mourning his loss also are nephews Stuart CORNER, Colin POYTON, nieces Alison WHISKER and Ann NUNN in England Clare LAMB in Wales; Janet HILL in U.S.A.; and Katie HILL in Australia, and their families. Guy will be sadly missed also by Friends and colleagues in Canada and worldwide. Although his ancestry is French Huguenot, Guy was born in Bethnall Green, England. In his early teens, suffering at risk from the effects of London smog, he enrolled as a boarder at Margate College on the English coast where he recovered readily, excelled in academic studies and earned distinction as a member of an invincible rugby team. He remained a member of The Old Margatonian Association. Throughout his life, until his early eighties, Guy participated actively in many sports, such as sailing, swimming, running and weightlifting, as a member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, and as a Master Athlete in various events at Hart House, University of Toronto. After leaving Margate College, Guy trained in dentistry at Guy's Hospital, later joining his father's dental practice in Hackney. During the 1930's, Guy's father had founded The Abbey Street Sunday School for adults, so Guy and his siblings organized and participated in sections for infants and older children with a special emphasis on learning and singing hymns. Guy met and married Eunice, and opened a dental surgery at Chalkwell-on-Sea, near Southend, Essex. Keen to learn and to improve his practice, Guy continued academic studies to obtain the Edinburgh University Higher Dental Degree in 1972. During World War 2, as Major H.G. POYTON in the British Army, he served in England and Holland. Following the war, Guy obtained a position with the dental unit of the Metropolitan Police at Scotland Yard in London, and later, in 1948, at the leading dental hospital The Eastman Clinic in London, England. Initially also, he was involved in establishing an innovative program to train dental assistants, later called hygienists. Further studies resulted in his developing and expanding the use and techniques of radiology, specifically for complex conditions of the teeth and jaw. Doctor POYTON's pioneering achievements in, and specialized knowledge of dental radiology resulted in an invitation to lecture at University of London, and to teach at and develop the radiology program in The Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Doctor POYTON was the first Full professor of Oral Radiology in the Commonwealth and initiated the first M.Sc. course in Oral Radiology in the world. A popular speaker and admired teacher, and author of over 30 articles, Doctor POYTON lectured throughout Canada and U.S.A., and in United Kingdom Australia, New Zealand and Bulgaria.
Always willing to assist students and colleagues, Doctor POYTON consulted on maxillofacial radiology matters in various hospitals, to such journals as Scientific American and Journal of Science. He was an adviser to the Medical Research Council, National Health and Welfare (Canada), the Canadian Government Specifications Board, National Health Research and Development Programs, and the F.D.I. Commission on Dental Materials. He was an Honourary Life Member and Founder President of The Canadian Academy of Oral Radiology; Member, The Royal Society of Medicine, The Royal College of Surgeons, Edin.; Life Member, Canadian Dental Association Life Member and Founder Secretary, British Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology; and a Distinguished Life Member of the American Academy of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. In 1982, Dr. POYTON published the first full and definitive book on the subject, entitled Manual of Dental and Oral Radiology. Updated with his colleague, M.J. Pharoah in 1989, it remains a definitive text. Doctor POYTON retired from his position as Associate Dean, Administrative Affairs, Chairman and Professor of Oral Radiology in The Faculty of Dentistry in 1978, but as Emeritus Professor, maintained close ties with many colleagues and former students. Foremost was his interest in ensuring that The Faculty of Dentistry retain its international recognition for excellence. He encouraged fraternal participation in world conferences, in developing professional relationships with international colleagues and in sharing expertise because he considered dental care and radiology services as an essential part of total health care from infants to elderly. In 2004, a donation by Guy and Eunice established The Poyton Graduate Student Bursary in Oral Radiology at University of Toronto, enabling The Faculty of Dentistry to expand its program in diagnostic imagery and research. In December, 2000, Guy and Eunice moved to a residential care centre. They have been blessed by new Friends and attention from excellent medical staff and loving caregivers. Guy will be greatly missed. He was charming, gentle, gracious, and kindly, an excellent companion and friend, always interesting, and wise. A man of renown, Guy never failed to express his appreciation of others, his devotion to Eunice and his gratitude for his care. At his request, there was no service. As promised, Guy's life and achievements will be celebrated with dignity, sparing no sentiment, but with gratitude for his life and Friendship, and acknowledging the Poyton legacy, in Toronto, in Spring, at a venue to be announced. The Poyton Family wish to thank all who visited or assisted with Guy's care. We are very grateful to all medical personnel, all staff at The Annex Residence, devoted Friends Don, Ann and Robert Teskey, David and Joan Black, and especially, Margaret Cameron.

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WHITAKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
COWLES, Michael Pulleyn
(Professor Emeritus of Psychology, York University)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at age 71. Mike, beloved husband of Fiona. Loving father of Richard (Jeanne) and Maggie. Dear brother of Pam WHITAKER (U.K.). Thanks to the Intensive Care Unit staff at Southlake for their diligent and compassionate help. Memorial Service on Wednesday, August 29 at 10 a.m. in All Saints Anglican Church, King City. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home 905-727-5421.

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WHITEHEAD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
MILLER, Russell Lloyd
Peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, Russell Lloyd MILLER of Woodingford Lodge and formerly of Chieftain Street, Woodstock, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Helen MILLER (née DOUGHERTY.) Dear father of Graham, Bernice Atkinson (Tony,) Marion CHARTRAND, Doris McKEOWN (Dale), Velma WHERRY (Ken), Joyce QUAIFE (Brett) and Lorna SKINNER (Steve.) Loved grandfather of 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Dear brother of Audrey WHITEHEAD, Marie SHERRAN (Jim,) Pearl BRINDLEY and Tom MILLER (Marg) and brother-in-law of June MILLER, Neldy MILLER, Velma BIGINGTON (Bob), Bernice DOWNEY (Gord) and Frank JONES. Predeceased by two precious grandchildren; Naomi and Eric, dear daughter-in-law Dianne MILLER (2005,) sister-in-law Doris JONES (2003) and by his seven brother and two sisters. Friends will be received at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home¸ 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, (519-539-0004), on Friday, January 12, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 3: 30 p.m. with President Wayne CHISHOLM officiating. Interment later in the Anglican Cemetery. Contribution to the Kidney Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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WHITEHEAD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-08-19 published
War vet TOOGOOD always on the move
By Amanda ROBINSON, SUN MEDIA, Sun., August 19, 2007
William TOOGOOD was always on the move.
After lying about his age to enlist at 15, he was a motorcycle messenger during the Second World War, zipping around some of the bloodiest areas of Europe where Canadians fought.
In civilian life, the Saint Thomas man had at least half a dozen jobs, most spent behind a wheel.
He delivered milk and bread in an era when those goods were delivered to customers' homes.
He drove a taxi, worked on the railroad and was a travelling salesperson for such things as vacuums and industrial supplies.
About 1980, at 56, he revved up a new career selling cars, a tough time in the industry as fuel-stingy Japanese imports muscled into a North American market dominated by gas guzzlers.
"He did well -- a lot of people liked him," said his eldest son, Norman TOOGOOD of Saint Thomas.
He said his father prospered selling vehicles for Ford dealers, Fearn and Talbot, in Saint Thomas. "He was a pretty good-looking guy. He dressed well, and a lot of guys thought he was a straight shooter," his son said.
TOOGOOD, who had battled Alzheimer's for years, died of emphysema August 10 at London's Parkwood Hospital. He was 83.
Born in Saint Thomas in 1924, TOOGOOD was the son of a First World War veteran badly injured in the fighting, making it difficult for him to work.
The family, said Norman TOOGOOD, was "pretty destitute."
Enlisting in 1939 was probably his father's response to the grim economic times the Depression had brought, his son said.
"When he was young, he just wanted to earn money."
TOOGOOD joined the Elgin Regiment as a reservist. He was deployed the next year as a regular soldier, serving until 1946.
He rejoined the military in the Cold War, in 1954, served nearly 20 years and retired a sergeant.
His most harrowing experiences came during the Second World War.
"He never wanted to talk about it," his son said. "It came out later in the years that he rode a motorcycle, but he never talked about firing a gun."
TOOGOOD served in Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
Messengers were often targets for snipers, the documents they carried valuable to enemies.
"In some cases, he was right on the front lines in enemy fire" taking messages from post to post, his son said. "He said one time in Sicily he was in an abandoned farmhouse that got shelled. I think there it was probably pretty scary."
TOOGOOD returned to Europe for the 50th-anniversary celebrations of D-Day. At home, he took part in many Remembrance Day ceremonies, sometimes serving as parade marshal in Saint Thomas.
Predeceased by his wife June, TOOGOOD is survived by three children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and four siblings.
"I'm very proud of the contributions that he made," said TOOGOOD's grand_son, Cory WHITEHEAD, 24. "I'm just going to miss spending time with him… he was really special to me."

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WHITEHEAD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2007-01-09 published
OSTROWSKI, Stefania
At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Wednesday, December 20, 2006, Mrs. Stefania OSTROWSKI of Strathroy, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Stefan OSTROWSKI (2000.) Dear mother of Richard and Lillian OSTROWSKI of London, and Steve and Nancy OSTROWSKI of Orillia. Survived by grandchildren Paul (Teresa) OSTROWSKI, Sonja (Rob) WHITEHEAD, Matthew (Amanda) OSTROWSKI, and Erik OSTROWSKI and also survived by 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. West, Strathroy. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Front St. East, Strathroy, on Friday, December 22 at 11: 30 a.m. Fr. Michael KISZKO celebrant. Interment All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery, Strathroy. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Stefania.

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WHITEHEAD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
BIRKETT, Charles " Charlie" Wilfred
Suddenly, while with his family at the cottage in Haliburton on September 3, 2007. Beloved husband of Edythe (Ede), loving father of Norma and Marc WHITEHEAD, Cathy and Philip CHIENG, Gail, Chas and Kirst, Chris and Christine. Wonderful Poppy to Katie, Sarah, Jenny, Michael, Kelly, Michelle, Nicole, Emily, Charlie, Daniel, Nate and Caleb. Dear brother of Sally WILLISON of England. He lived life to the fullest and touched many hearts with laughter. A family service has been held. If desired, remembrances in his name may be made to Plan Canada or a charity of your choice.

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WHITEHEAD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
WHITEHEAD, Bruce Edward (1941-2007)
On December 14, 2007, at his home, Bruce passed away after a brief and courageous battle with lung cancer, a disease he faced with his usual quiet dignity and courage. Greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 20 years, Barbara; his son Christopher, brother Bryan, sister-in-law Gayle, and youngest brother Bill. He will be remembered by his former wife Suzie, his nieces, nephews, extended family and many Friends. Bruce was an engineer, businessman, musician, lifelong supporter of the arts and the local community, and a tireless volunteer. In his theatre lighting business he was able to combine his professional expertise and his interest in theatre; but music remained his greatest passion. From his days as part of the Toronto folk music scene, through the years with various Dixieland and country groups, to recently playing with the jazz band Bohemian Swing; Bruce delighted in being a musician. His kindness, generosity and enthusiasm for life will not be forgotten. If desired, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, or an arts organization of your choice would be appreciated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton (905) 878-2669. Visitation will take place from 1: 00 p.m. to 3: 00 p.m. The memorial service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with Father Mark CURTIS officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the chapel service. Private interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A celebration of Bruce's life, with Friends and music will be held in the new year. www.earlyfuneralhome.com

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WHITELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-17 published
WHITELEY, Herbert Bellhouse
Passed away in his 97th year on December 13, 2007 supported by gentle hands at Providence Healthcare. Predeceased by his beloved wife Doris (née WELSH) and sister Muriel WHITELEY of Kitchener, Ontario. Much loved, he will be greatly missed by his sons Bill WHITELEY and wife Sheila of Toronto and John WHITELEY and wife Marilyn of Kingston (lately of Winnipeg). Herb will also be missed by grandchildren Kristen WHITELEY and partner Mike FREEMAN of Toronto and Adrienne TSCHERNIAK and husband Axel and children Robert and Isobel of Berlin, Germany.
Herb was generous in the love and support he extended towards his family, church and community, always willing to reach out to help and to encourage. In addition to his immediate and extended family in Canada and the U.S., Herb also maintained a warm, lifelong relationship with the English branch of the WHITELEY family located in the Rochdale area. Herb's great love of nature was reflected in his enthusiasm for gardening, photography and painting. He liked nothing better than to be outdoors enjoying a walk and taking in the beauty he saw in everything around him. A family ceremony and interment will be held on December 21, 2007 in Fergus, Ontario with a memorial service celebrating Herb's life to follow in Toronto in the New Year.

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WHITHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
CHENEY, Stuart S.
(Former President of Kroehler Mfg Co Ltd)
Age 91, died peacefully October 26, 2007. Beloved husband of Vivian WHITHAM for 68 years. Surviving, brother Bryce of Ottawa. Loving father of Janne and Ross; Kirk; Neil and Carol; Chris and Jim; six grandchildren.
As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Victorian Order of Nurses through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford. wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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WHITHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
LE DAIN, Gerald Eric, C.C., Q.C., B.C.L., D. de l'Univ., D.C.L., LL.D.
Passed away peacefully on December 18, 2007 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Cynthia LE DAIN (deceased,) and dearest father to Jacqueline (deceased), Catherine (deceased), Barbara (David MUIR), Caroline (Clifford BURGESS), Eric (Christie WILTSHIRE), and Jennifer (Philip SYMMONDS.) Cherished grandfather to Andrew, Katie, Alison, Ian, Matthew, Colin, Michael, Mark, Adam, David and Molly. We will miss you dearly, and will hear the echoes of your laughter at the family cottage, the source of so many happy memories.
Gerald LE DAIN was born in Montreal in 1924, son of Eric LE DAIN and Antoinette WHITHARD. He attended McGill University briefly prior to volunteering, at the age of 18, to serve with the Canadian Army in World War 2 from 1943 to 1946, as a Gunner with the 7th Medium Regt., R.C.A., seeing action in Holland and Germany in 1945. In 1946, he attended Khaki University in England where in a fateful debate he met his wife of 48 years, Cynthia Emily Roy.
After returning to Canada in 1946, he obtained a B.C.L. degree from McGill University, winning the Gold Medal. He pursued his studies in France, obtaining a Docteur de l'Université from the Université de Lyon. He was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1949 becoming a Q.C. in 1961. During the 1950's and 1960's, Gerald practised law in Montreal, with Walker Martineau, and as a partner in the firm of Riel, Le Dain, Bissonnette, Vermette and Ryan where he was counsel to the Attorney General of Quebec in constitutional cases, and in the legal department of the Canadian International Paper Co. For eight years during this period he was a professor of law at McGill University.
In 1967, he became dean of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. From 1969 to 1973, he chaired the Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs. Two years later, he was appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal. He was elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1984. He served on the Supreme Court for four years and retired in 1988. He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1989.
Gerald LE DAIN lived life with exuberance and passion, with integrity and a strong sense of responsibility, and with a profound commitment to Canada. The warmth of his personality, the power of his intellect, and his ability to bring clarity to complex issues enriched us all.
Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday, December 27, 2007 from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. The funeral will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street, Ottawa, on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m.

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WHITHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
LE DAIN, Gerald Eric, C.C., Q.C., B.C.L., D. de l'Univ., D.C.L., LL.D.
Passed away peacefully on December 18, 2007 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Cynthia LE DAIN (deceased,) and dearest father to Jacqueline (deceased), Catherine (deceased), Barbara (David MUIR), Caroline (Clifford BURGESS), Eric (Christie WILTSHIRE), and Jennifer (Philip SYMMONDS.) Cherished grandfather to Andrew, Katie, Alison, Ian, Matthew, Colin, Michael, Mark, Adam, David and Molly. We will miss you dearly, and will hear the echoes of your laughter at the family cottage, the source of so many happy memories. Gerald LE DAIN was born in Montreal in 1924, son of Eric LE DAIN and Antoinette WHITHARD. He attended McGill University briefly prior to volunteering, at the age of 18, to serve with the Canadian Army in World War 2 from 1943 to 1946, as a Gunner with the 7th Medium Regt., R.C.A., seeing action in Holland and Germany in 1945. In 1946, he attended Khaki University in England where in a fateful debate he met his wife of 48 years, Cynthia Emily ROY. After returning to Canada in 1946, he obtained a B.C.L. degree from McGill University, winning the Gold Medal. He pursued his studies in France, obtaining a Docteur de l'Université from the Université de Lyon. He was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1949; becoming a Q.C. in 1961. During the 1950's and 1960's, Gerald practised law in Montreal, with Walker Martineau, and as a partner in the firm of Riel, Le Dain, Bissonnette, Vermette and Ryan where he was counsel to the Attorney General of Quebec in constitutional cases, and in the legal department of the Canadian International Paper Co. For eight years during this period he was a professor of law at McGill University. In 1967, he became dean of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. From 1969 to 1973, he chaired the Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs. Two years later, he was appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal. He was elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1984. He served on the Supreme Court for four years and retired in 1988. He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1989. Gerald LE DAIN lived life with exuberance and passion, with integrity and a strong sense of responsibility, and with a profound commitment to Canada. The warmth of his personality, the power of his intellect, and his ability to bring clarity to complex issues enriched us all. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Thursday, December 27, 2007 from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The funeral will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street, Ottawa, on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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WHITING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-09 published
FRASER, James William " Bill"
Of Exeter, formerly a resident of Sarnia in his 79th year. Passed away peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Wednesday November 7, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Jean Marie (WHITING) FRASER (1998.) Dear brother of Bev and the late Betty FRASER (2006) of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered Uncle of Debra and Brian JOHNSTON and Great-Uncle of Ashley, Michelle and Justine JOHNSTON of Exeter. Dear brother-in-law of Melba and Bob CORNFOOT of London, Norm and Barb WHITING of Exeter and Ev and John McALLISTER of Hensall. Beloved son of the late George (1991) and Janet (JOHNSTONE) (1997) FRASER, and son-in-law of the late Earl and Ethel (KESTLE) WHITING (1953.) Predeceased by sisters Muriel FRASER (1944) and Dorothy (FRASER) (1996) and her husband Ronald DURHAM (1993) and sisters and brothers-in-law Blanche (WHITING) (2002) and Donald MURRAY (1991,) F.J. (Bud) HAMILTON (1990,) P.O. Donald WHITING (1944,) Stanley WHITING (1969) and Margaret WHITING (1976.) Loved by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, November 9th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the South Huron Hospital or the Exeter United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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WHITING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-06 published
Father, sons die in two separate crashes
By Geoff NIXON, Page A10
Members of an Ottawa Valley family are reeling from the loss of two adult brothers and their father in a pair of tragic automobile crashes late in the Labour Day weekend.
Ricky LANDRIAULT, 36, of the Township of Greater Madawaska, was found in his sport utility vehicle on Tuesday morning near Calabogie, Ontario
Police believe he was speeding at the time of his crash and that the wheels of his vehicle slipped off the pavement. When he tried to correct his path, he veered across the road and struck a large tree.
He died alone at the scene.
Renfrew Ontario Provincial Police Constable Janice SAWBRIDGE said yesterday Mr. LANDRIAULT had last been seen at the Lannin Funeral Home in nearby Smiths Falls.
He had been planning the funerals for his brother and father, who were killed in a crash in Montague Township earlier in the weekend.
Louis LANDRIAULT Jr., 40, and his father, Louis LANDRIAULT Sr., 68, died when the car they were travelling in - a Dodge Neon driven by Louis Sr. - crashed into a hydro pole late Sunday afternoon.
Police said they, too, were speeding and lost control of their vehicle.
Constable SAWBRIDGE said the LANDRIAULT family deaths were the latest in a string of preventable collisions that have plagued Ontario roadways this summer.
"It's been horrible," she said. "We've said it all summer: 'Buckle up, slow down, stop the aggressive driving.' "
Neither Ricky nor Louis Jr. were wearing seatbelts at the time of their deaths.
"Look at what this poor family now has to go through," Constable SAWBRIDGE said.
Perry SSAINTBIN, a family friend who had known the brothers and their father for five years, said yesterday he mourns most for those left behind - the 15-year-old and three-year-old sons of Louis Jr., who are going to grow up without their dad, their uncle and their grandfather.
"Both the kids are just hurting inside so bad, Mr. SSAINTBIN said yesterday, fighting back tears.
Constable Paige WHITING of Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police said yesterday that Louis Jr. and his father were trying to catch up to another vehicle. The other vehicle - driven by Sharon DONNELLY, 37, common-law wife of Louis Jr. - was so far ahead they could not even see it at the time of their crash.
The couple had just had a fight, Ms. DONNELLY said, adding she had wanted to have a temporary separation and Louis Jr. was upset. She then took a drive from the house they shared in Smiths Falls to let things cool off, and he and his father had followed.
Now she will never get to see him again.
"I didn't want to leave him," Ms. Donnelly said yesterday. "This was the man I was going to stand beside the day he died - when he was 80."
Although the two had only met last December, they had planned to get married in three years time.
"He was the love of my life, he was very generous," Ms. DONNELLY said of Louis Jr. "I waited 37 years to meet a man just like that. He was perfect in every way."
The two brothers and their father will have a joint memorial service at the same funeral home where Ricky helped to plan services for Louis Jr., and Louis Sr., only hours before his death.

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WHITNALL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-24 published
WHITNALL, Chester John
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday, July 22, 2007. John WHITNALL of Owen Sound in his 68th year. Dear brother of Kay SCOTT and Hilda EGGIMAN both of Owen Sound. Predeceased by two brothers Fred and Bill. A private family funeral will be held with Rev. Dr. Ted CREEN officiating. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-09 published
WELSH, Dorothy Isabel (née WHITNEY)
Peacefully at Georgian Heights in Owen Sound on Tuesday, August 7, 2007. In her 79th year, Dorothy Isabel WELSH (née WHITNEY,) the beloved wife of the late Ken WELSH. Loving mother of Mary and her husband Roy TRELFORD, June WELSH and her husband Dennis ABRAM, Joanne and her husband Steve PEPE. Loving grandmother of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her two sisters Alma (Mrs. Robert IRVING) and Margaret (Mrs. Clayton THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) and by her three brothers Charles, Bill and Jack. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Scott SINCLAIR officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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WHITNEY 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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WHITNEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
GATES, Marion Elizabeth (CAMPBELL)
Peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, Marion Elizabeth (CAMPBELL) GATES formerly of Ekfrid Twp. in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late William E. GATES (1997.) Dear mother of Duncan (Susan) GATES, Lynda (Robert) SHAW and the late Sheila (2004) Tom WHITNEY. Dear grandmother of Charlene MURRAY (Barry), Ronald GATES (Jessica), Leanne BURR (Dwayne), Eric (Marianne) SHAW, Maria (Dan) MADER and great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Mya, Nathan, Carter, Jason, Amanda, Benjamin, Ann Marie, Andrew and David. Predeceased by 1 sister, Margaret LYONS and 1 brother William CAMPBELL. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service to celebrate Marion's life will be held on Thursday January 4th at 11 a.m. Elizabeth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART officiating. Interment Covenanted Baptist Church Cemetery, Mayfair. Memorial donations may be made to the Appin United Church or Four Counties Health Services Foundation.

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-27 published
LLOYD, Charles Findlay " Billy"
Peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 25th, 2007, Charles Findlay "Billy" LLOYD, of R.R.#4, Picton, at the age of 75. Dear husband of Betty. Loved father of Grant of Picton, Sue, Janet, and Brian, all of Toronto. Dear brother of Jean LORIMER and her husband Hal of Brockville and the late Doris BRADLEY. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Felix and Stella. Mr. LLOYD Is Resting At The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, West, Picton, Ontario. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, July 28th at 11 a.m. Reverend Audrey WHITNEY Officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Parkinson Foundation or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques Only Please). Friends May Call On Saturday From 10 a.m. Till The Time Of Service At 11 A.M.
On-line donation and condolence at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-28 published
WHITNEY, Taylor
Suddenly on Saturday, August 25, 2007 in Toronto at age 17. Beloved son of Teresa and Steve and brother of Connor. Dear grand_son of Elizabeth and the late Michael UCHMAN and Harriet and Don WHITNEY. Taylor will be lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many Friends. Taylor was active in the student community at Richview Collegiate Institute, a member of the Senior football team, the Royal York Cardinals baseball team, an avid golfer at Weston Golf and Country Club and a longtime member of Alpine Ski Club in Collingwood. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 1-4 and 69 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., west of Royal York Rd., on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations would be appreciated to the Taylor Whitney Leadership Award, presented to a graduating Richview Collegiate football player who demonstrates academic and sports excellence to assist with postsecondary education. Cheques may be made payable to the Toronto District School Board - Taylor Whitney Leadership Award, and mailed c/o Richview Collegiate Institute, 1738 Islington Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M9R 3N2.

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-28 published
Teens mourn friend's 'death by misadventure'
The body of 17-year-old Taylor WHITNEY was found Sunday afternoon in a backyard after he failed to make his way home from a party
By Anthony REINHART, Page A10
As an avid athlete and the life of many a teenage party, Taylor WHITNEY rarely lacked for company.
With a ready supply of jokes and a put-on Irish accent, the 17-year-old left his many Friends in stitches whenever they got together, which was often.
Still, no one was there when he needed it most - in the wee hours of Saturday morning, as he struggled to make his way home from just such a gathering. As other teens filtered off into the night, Mr. WHITNEY wandered in the opposite direction of his parents' Toronto home and into a backyard, where his body was found by a neighbourhood search party on Sunday afternoon.
"Death by misadventure" is what the police called it after an autopsy yesterday; the Richview Collegiate Institute student apparently lost his footing and fell down an embankment behind a house on Edgehill Road, a leafy street lined with large, stately homes in the Royal York Road and Dundas Street West area of Etobicoke.
Toxicology tests, still pending, should reveal whether Mr. WHITNEY was intoxicated, but his Friends said he was experienced with alcohol and there was drinking at the party, which was hosted by a teenage boy whose parents were not home.
Yesterday, the dead teen's Friends struggled with guilt for not keeping tabs on Mr. WHITNEY, who would have started Grade 12 at Richview Collegate next week, and taken the football field wearing his usual No. 24, or "two-four" as he called it, in a nod to his zest for parties and beer.
"I feel kind of bad because at parties, if people start getting out of hand or people start drinking too much, I'm usually the one who takes care of them," said Tyler VELLEND, a close friend and fellow Richview linebacker. "The one time that I wasn't there to make sure he was okay, he went missing and ended up passing away."
Mr. VELLEND said he had planned to go to the party on Valecrest Drive with Mr. WHITNEY, but a last-minute chance to attend a football camp in Virginia came along. He didn't know anything was wrong until early Saturday morning, when text messages flooded his cellphone from Friends asking if he'd heard about Mr. WHITNEY's disappearance.
When Mr. VELLEND arrived home that morning, his mother Kathy, a Toronto police sergeant, was already organizing volunteers for a search. She directed groups of parents, teens and neighbours - including the boy who hosted the party and his parents - from a command post at St. George's Junior School.
When a friend sent a text message to Mr. WHITNEY's cellphone at 10 a.m., police were able to determine the message was received, which meant his phone must have been within two kilometres of a cellular tower at Royal York Road and Dundas Street West. The search was focused accordingly.
At about 2 p.m. Sunday, Ms. VELLEND got the call from one of the searchers.
"She was like, 'All right, you stay there at the meeting point,' " her son said, while she headed to the discovery site on Edgehill Road.
Then, with dozens of volunteers milling around him at the command post, young Mr. VELLEND got the call from his mother: "We're looking at him right now, but there's no signs of [life]."
"There was total silence, and I had a can of pop in my hand and I just dropped it," Mr. VELLEND said. "I broke down and collapsed on the ground."
Michael MASOTTI, another close friend of Mr. WHITNEY, was nearby when the search party found the body. He followed Mr. WHITNEY's parents down into the backyard, past a swimming pool to where the ground dropped off steeply toward a ravine that flanks the Humber River.
"There were logs and rocks at the bottom," Mr. MASOTTI said, confirming that it appeared Mr. WHITNEY's neck was broken. "I think it was quite sudden. He definitely didn't suffer."
Mr. MASOTTI, 16, said he attended the party briefly on Friday night, and described it as typical of many.
"It's a house party; I mean, there's always alcohol," he said, adding that he saw "nothing overly serious" going on.
"That's what's scary; it can happen to anyone at any time," he said. "It happened to him and he didn't deserve it. No 17-year-old deserves to die."
Asked if anything can be learned from Mr. WHITNEY's death, Mr. MASOTTI said, "This isn't going to change drinking [among teenagers]. The one thing it will change is how people treat their Friends.
"They have to stay with their Friends, and if you see someone who's having trouble, you don't just leave them. You pick them up and you get them to their door."
Earlier this year, Mr. MASOTTI said, he was with Friends, all of whom had been drinking before a school dance. During a subway stop along the way, one of them appeared intoxicated, but told the others he was okay. The others continued on, only to learn later that their friend had wound up in hospital to get his stomach pumped.
Paul CHORLEY, another friend who attended the party, said he and about 25 teens left the house when the party ended at about 12: 20 a.m. Saturday. Mr. WHITNEY was among those departing, but "I guess unnoticeably, he fell behind."
Mr. CHORLEY and Mr. MASOTTI later heard that Mr. WHITNEY accepted a ride soon afterward, but got out of the vehicle a short distance away. There, he began walking with two other teens he did not know well, and reportedly told them "this is my street" as he headed onto Edgehill Road, which was in the opposite direction of his family's home on Ravensbourne Crescent, three kilometres northwest.
Asked if Mr. WHITNEY appeared different than normal at the party, Mr. CHORLEY said no.
"He was just his usual self," he said. "There was no reason, really, to take precautions; no one was really watching him because nobody thought we had to."
Mr. CHORLEY's father, David, said it's too soon to discuss alcohol or parental supervision in the absence of firm details about the party, but spoke for countless parents when he described his feelings about teenagers.
"You worry about the kids all the time," he said, adding that Mr. WHITNEY was a good kid with loving, involved parents, like most in the neighbourhood where he has lived all of his 51 years.
"Everything was above board. There was constant communication within the parent group. That's why his mother got so upset when he didn't make it home in the wee hours." (Mr. WHITNEY's mother called the CHORLEYs' home at 4 a.m. to ask Paul if her son had gone home with him.)
Calling the young man's death "a very unfortunate, tragic accident" that has devastated parents in the neighbourhood as much as his peer group, the elder Mr. CHORLEY said when it comes to teens, "You do the best you can with what you've got, and they have to make choices, because you're not there."
Tyler VELLEND, who hopes to wear his friend's No. 24 this football season, wishes he had been.
"I don't want to regret it," he said, "but I feel that if I was there, I would have made a difference."

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-23 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Robert Logie
Peacefully at North York General Hospital on October 20, 2007. Predeceased by wife, Isobel THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (née WHITNEY.) Survived by son Robert and daughter Jane. Grandfather of Evan, Alastair and Liza. Uncle of Marty, Murray, Anne, Ellen and Dorthea. Private Arrangements have been made.

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
FARMER, Josephine (née ANDERSON)
At Saint_Joseph's at Fleming, Peterborough, Ontario on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, Josephine ANDERSON, formerly of Scarborough. Wife of the late George Alfred FARMER. Born June 19, 1907 in Belmont Township to John ANDERSON and Elizabeth WHITNEY. Predeceased by siblings Grace (Allan DAFOE, Ole OLSON), Mary (Frank McKAY), Laura (William PATTERSON,) Isaac (Josephine HOFFMAN,) Irene (Archie Bell CAMPBELL,) Randall (Thelma ASHBY,) and Jane and Clifford who both died young. Dear aunt of Jean (DAFOE) LAKE, U.E., Conrad DAFOE and Lois (McKAY) NOYES, all of Peterborough, Clare McKAY of Belmont Lake, Beverley (ANDERSON) ARNOLD of Newmarket, John CAMPBELL of Aurora, Scott ANDERSON and Joyce (ANDERSON) POST, both of Norwood, Ian ANDERSON of Manitoulin Island and Josephine PERCIVAL of England. Predeceased by nephews Warden (Doc) DAFOE and Clifford (Bud) ANDERSON. Also survived by 32 great-nieces and nephews, 13 great-great nieces and nephews and 4 great-great-great nieces and nephews.
Josephine was an elementary school teacher, teaching in Peterborough, Northumberland and North York counties, for 30 years.
After retirement in December 1971, she and her husband spent 26 winters at their home in Bradenton, Florida. There they enjoyed entertaining their snowbird relatives and Friends.
Josephine moved from Scarborough to Peterborough in October 2004. Resting at the Brett Funeral Chapel, Havelock, Ontario (705) 778-2231 with visiting on Sunday December 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Monday, December 3rd at 2: 30 p.m., Reverend Gloria MASTER and Reverend Kate McLARTY officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Havelock. If desired, donations may be made (by cheque only) to Saint_John's Anglican Church, Havelock or the charity of your choice.

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-08 published
PRIDHAM, Edwin Blain
On Monday, December 3, 2007 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Blain was in his 86th year and was predeceased by his loving wife Joan Rosina (née LONG) in 1982. Beloved father of two daughters, Helen (Doug WHITNEY) and children Neil, Matthew and Ross; and Nancy (Tom COUCILL) and children Chris, Alix and Simone. Private service took place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Thursday, December 6, 2007. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto M4S 3B1. Arrangements under the direction of the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel.

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