McKENNA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-13 published
CHRISTIE, James William
(Retired Sergeant 55 Division Metro Toronto Police)
In Meaford on Saturday, August 11, 2007. Jim CHRISTIE of Meaford and formerly of Toronto, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Lillian. Loved father of Jamie of Toronto. Dear brother of Meston of Cambridge, England; Wilma McKENNA of Hull, England; and Gordon of London, Ontario. Predeceased by a brother Leslie. A memorial service will be conducted at the Meaford United Church on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. A service of committal and interment of Jim's ashes will take place at Highland Memory Gardens in Toronto at a later date. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Lung Association would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher Street E., Meaford, Ontario N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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McKENNA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
DOUCET, Paul Michael
In Hamilton on Tueday, January 2, 2007, Paul Michael DOUCET in his 35th year. Beloved son of Anne McKENNA and Patrick SINDEN and Michael and Maraika DOUCET, all of London; grand_son of Margaret McKENNA of Summerside, Prince Edward Island; brother of Max and Reggie DOUCET, Sherri SPARLING, Herb, Jamie and Melanie SINDEN, all of London; as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces. Paul, an avid arbourist, will have a number of trees planted in his memory at various locations. A private service has been held. Memorial donations may be made to Lymphoma Foundation Canada, 16-1375 Southdown Road #236, Mississauga, Ontario L5J 2Z1 www.lymphoma.ca would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home).

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McKENNA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
ROSE, Mary " May" L. (née McKENNA)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2007, Mary "May" L. ROSE (née McKENNA) of London in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Donald ROSE (1997.) Dear mother of Donald ROSE (Debbie,) Rick ROSE (Heather,) Beverley SCHULTZ (Brad) and Heather ROSE. Loving grandmother of Justin, Tiffany, Eileen, Jennifer, Kimberley, Cassandra and Joshua and great-grandmother of Brenden and Mia. Also survived by her brothers William McKENNA, Thomas McKENNA (Kate) and her sisters Rena WILSON and Elizabeth LACEY (Allan) and sister-in-law Elsie. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son Trevor and brothers John and James (Mabel). Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 1 p.m. with Major Gary VENABLES officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Salvation Army Citadel, 555 Springbank Drive, London N6J 1H3, Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1, and London Health Sciences Foundation - University Hospital, 747 Baseline Road East, London N6C 2R6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McKENNA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-29 published
McKENNA, Mary Rita
Monday, August 27, 2007. Widow of Robert L. McKENNA. Beloved mother of George. Will be lovingly remembered by many Friends and cousins especially Ellen LAPOINTE and Ann DONOHUE. The family wishes to thank Doctor Susan SOLLARS, Doctor WINTER as well as the staff of the Garry J. Armstrong Long Term Care Centre for their excellent care. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 585 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday to St. Theresa's Church (Somerset and Cartier) for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. In Memoriam Donations to the Arthritis Society appreciated. Kelly Funeral Home 613-235-6712

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McKENNA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
BUZZELL, Austin W. (1925-2008)
'A man of strong character and generosity and kindness that was felt by all' Austin passed away peacefully on Saturday September 22, 2007 after a brief illness in his 82nd year. Beloved husband to Leona (MITSON, predeceased) for 51 years. A cherished father to Michael, Linda (JEWETT,) Chris, and Ann (FOURNIER.) A generous and thoughtful grandfather to Allan, Nancy, Dany, Ericka (JEWETT,) Jessica, Austin Jr., Sara, and Matthew (FOURNIER.) A big hearted brother to Marguerite, Winnie, Barbara, June, Bruce, Lynford, Rodney, and Winston (predeceased). And loving to his in-laws Idabelle McKENNA, Dorothy MITSON, and all their family members. His family, Friends, and loving companion - Ida DEZAN, are blessed for his time on earth. son of the late Hugh and Maude, Austin was born in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Québec. After serving his country in World War I, he established his families loving home and successful business in Cherry River - between Lake Magog and Mount Orford. Austin was well known throughout the townships for his mastery of all trades and for possessing one of the greatest mechanical minds. His pride of workmanship and quality reputation attracted loyal customers, many of which became long term Friends. He will be remembered for his integrity, patience, compassion, and his passionate love for life, automobiles, travel, family, and Friends. The Family would like to thank Nathalie Langelier, Julie Broulotte, Doctor Robert Masse, Doctor Carl Bromwich, Lynn Beattie, and everyone at the palliative care unit of the Magog Hospital for their dedication, compassion and support. A celebration of Austin's life will be held on Saturday September 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. by Reverend Deanne Moffatt. at Saint Paul's United Church 211 Pine Street, Magog. Luncheon reception in nearby hall to follow service. In lieu of flowers donations to the Magog hospital palliative care unit would be appreciated by family.

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McKENNA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-06 published
BLACKWELL, Florence Rosalie (née KING)
On November 2, 2007, in Toronto, in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Phillip John BLACKWELL in 1995. Lovingly remembered by her sons, Stephen BLACKWELL and his wife Lorraine of Calgary, and Richard BLACKWELL and his wife Kathleen McKENNA of Toronto grandchildren Michelle, Carolyn, Alex, Liam and Julia; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Beloved Sister of Joseph KING (Gwen,) Ruth MANSFIELD (Jim) and Edward KING (Catherine.) The family wishes to thank the staff on the seventh floor of the Westbury nursing home, and Judy BAKER, for their care and support. No Visitation. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m. at the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to USC Canada, 56 Sparks Street, Suite 705, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5B1

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McKENNA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-20 published
DYMENT, Phyllis Marjorie
Passed away peacefully at the Brampton Civic Hospital on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Gerald. Loving aunt of Laurie STERRITT and her husband Neil, Cathie QUINN and her husband Wayne and great-aunt of Kari HUMPHREY and her husband Sean, and Shawna McKENNA and her husband Joe. She will be fondly remembered by her nephews Jim and Craig, and the extended Dyment family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday, December 21, 2007 from 3 p.m. until the Funeral Service at 4 p.m. Private interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In Phyllis' memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of your choice.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-06 published
CARSON, Donald
Entered into rest at his home in Toronto on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 in his 90th year. A veteran of World War 2, Donald CARSON is survived by his sister-in-law Mabel CARSON and her family. Dear father of Dan CARSON of Dundalk, Vickie (Steven) BELL of Toronto, Gayle (Fred) GOHEEN of R.R.#1 Dundalk, Mike (Heather) CARSON of Toronto, Laurie (Murray) McKENZIE of R.R.#2 Holstein, Leslie (Michael) MURPHY of West Hill and Glenda CARSON of Toronto. Will be sadly missed by ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service in the chapel on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 12 noon. Interment in McNeil Cemetery, Priceville. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation was held on Saturday from 11 to 12 noon.
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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-25 published
ESSLAND / McKENZIE, Karen
In loving memory of a cherished daughter, Karen, 1956-2001.
Nothing can be more beautiful
Than the memories we have of you
To us you were someone special
God must have thought so, too.
- Sadly missed and always loved, Mom.
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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-15 published
MacKENZIE, G. Elaine (née RAISON)
Peacefully at Grey-Bruce Health Services, Markdale Site, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, formerly of Exeter, Grand Bend, and Sarnia, age 86. Beloved wife of the late Dougald Gordon MacKENZIE (2003.) Loved mother of Jane MacKENZIE (Kenzie) of Markdale, formerly of Markham and Peter "Pete" MacKENZIE of Edmonton. Loving grandma of Ashley Elizabeth MacKENZIE and her companion David CULLEN of Edmonton and great-grandma of Evan. Predeceased by her son David Ian MacKENZIE (1983,) parents Gordon H. RAISON and Ethel L. (SPENCER) RAISON. A Memorial Service for family and Friends will be announced at a later date followed by the interment of ashes at Exeter Cemetery. A tree will be planted at Griersville Memorial Forest, Grey County. The family wish to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale, for their loving care and kindness to Mom during her stay with them. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.
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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-12 published
MacKENZIE, G. Elaine (RAISON)
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Markdale Site, Wednesday August 8, 2007. G. Elaine (RAISON) MacKENZIE, formerly of Exeter, Grand Bend, and Sarnia, age 86. Beloved wife of the late Dougald Gordon MacKENZIE (2003.) Loved mother of Jane MacKENZIE (Kenzie) of Markdale, formerly of Markham and Peter "Pete" MacKENZIE of Edmonton. Loving grandma of Ashley Elizabeth MacKENZIE and her companion David CULLEN of Edmonton and great-grandma of Evan. Predeceased by her son David Ian MacKENZIE (1983,) parents Gordon H. RAISON and Ethel L. (SPENCER) RAISON. A memorial service for residents will be held in the Chapel of Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale, Friday September 14, 2007 at 2 p.m. A celebration of Elaine's life for family and Friends will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Sunday September 23, 2007 at 2 p.m. Tracey WHITSON- BAHRO officiating. Interment of ashes later at Exeter Cemetery. A tree will be planted at Griersville Memorial Forest Grey County. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences can be made to www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.
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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-10-26 published
CULLITON, Margaret (REICH)
Passed away at the Hanover Care Centre on Sunday, October 14, 2007, Margaret CULLITON, the former Margaret REICH, beloved wife of the late James CULLITON of Ayton, at the age of 85 years.
Dear mother of Paul CULLITON of Clifford, Josephine MacKENZIE and husband Gerry of Waterloo, Peter CULLITON of Normanby Township, Teresa PLANTZ and husband Glenn of Normanby Township, Marion PLANTZ and husband Larry of Waterloo, Thomas CULLITON and friend Lisa NEWTON of Ayton and Maurice CULLITON and friend Karen HINSPERGER of Hanover.
Also survived by 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three sisters, Rose BENNINGER of Durham, Dorothy MEYER and Lee of Hanover and Antoinette REICH of Tavistock, and one sister-in-law, Ann HORRIGAN of Toronto. Predeceased by two sisters, MaryAnn ARNOLD and Sylvia ELLIG, five brothers, Alex, Frederick, Mike, Jerome and Joseph REICH, one daughter-in-law, Sandra, one sister-in-law, Marcella REICH, and three brothers-in-law, Cornelius BENNINGER, Oscar ARNOLD and Clarence ELLIG.
Friends were received at the Garrett Funeral Chapel in Neustadt until the morning of Wednesday, October 17, 2007, then to Saint Peter's Catholic Church, Ayton for funeral mass at 11 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Billy McBRIDE, Mike PLANTZ, Ryan PLANTZ, Jamie CULLITON, Aaron CULLITON and Mark MacKENZIE. The flower bearers were Angela HUGHES, Kate PLANTZ, Kim PLANTZ, Scott CULLITON and David CULLITON.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-02 published
POWELL, David Nelson
David Nelson POWELL, of Walkerton, passed away at Victoria Hospital, London on Sunday, October 21, 2007 in his 60th year.
Beloved husband of Ruth (KRAEMER.) Loving father of Robert and Dianne of Hanover, Catherine and Michael WAECHTER of Kitchener and Jonathan and Mary of Meaford. Cherished grandfather of James, Ashley, Zachary, Spencer and Gryphon.
Dear son of Nelson POWELL of London and brother of Pat and Kerry of Australia, Thom and Mary of Cambridge, and close friend Gerald (Cam) MacDonald. Dave was predeceased by his mother, Ruth (GUNN) POWELL.
Visitation was held at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. where the funeral service was held on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. John VAN HEES officiated.
Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Walkerton, Ontario
Pallbearers were Jason VYHNAL, Kyle KRAEMER, Ken SCHNURR, Ron TALLY, Richard FIELD and Alex McKENZIE. Flower bearers were Dave's grandchildren, Ashley, Zachary and James.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Walkerton and District Health Services Foundation or the Sacred Heart Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
TORRIE, Dorothy Eileen (KENNEDY)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, November 2, 2007. The former Dorothy Eileen KENNEDY, of Guelph and formerly of Durham, in her 98th year.
Beloved wife of the late John TORRIE. Loving mother of Harold TORRIE and his wife Mabel of Barrie, Phyllis and her husband Harold McKENZIE of Guelph, Leone and her husband Tom MARSHALL of Oro Station, Arthur TORRIE and his wife Marylen of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Glen TORRIE and his wife Gwen of Orillia and Brian TORRIE and his wife Elizabeth of Stayner.
Fondly remembered by her 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her parents Robert and Mary KENNEDY, her brothers: John, Fred, George, Jim, Ken and William KENNEDY; and her sisters: Mabel WALKER, Violet McEWEN and Roberta KENNEDY.
Visitation was held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Monday from 2: 30-4 p.m. and 7-9 pm.
A Celebration of Dorothy's Life was held at the Durham Baptist Church on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Pastor Robert LITTLE and Pastor David CLARKE officiated. Joyce REAY played the organ. The congregation sang, “Amazing Grace” and “Room at the Cross for You.” Tributes were given by Glen TORRIE, Glen McKENZIE and Valerie CLARK. Sharon KENNEDY sang two solos and The Gospel Couriers sang, “My Shepherd is Leading Me Home” and “What a Day That Will Be.&rdquo
The pall bearers were Harold TORRIE, Arthur TORRIE, Glen TORRIE, Brian TORRIE, Tom MARSHALL and Harold McKENZIE.
Committal Service and interment was held at Maplewood Cemetery, Varney. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Durham Baptist Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-03 published
MacKENZIE, Mary Reid (née DAWSON)
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at the home of her son in Kitchener, on Saturday, December 30th, 2006. Mary Reid MacKENZIE (née DAWSON,) of Kitchener and formerly of Owen Sound, in her 71st year. Loving mother of Grace (Nelson) QUARRY and Tom (Lorraine) MacKENZIE, both of Kitchener, Bill (Deanna) MacKENZIE, of Hanover, Don (Linda) MacKENZIE, of Markdale, Sherri (Dan) McCULLOCH, of Chatsworth, John (Eva) MacKENZIE and Doug (Rosemarie) MacKENZIE, both of Edmonton, Bonnie (Dave) MONK, Margaret MacKENZIE and Duncan (Shelley) MacKENZIE, all of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of twenty-seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Mary will be sadly missed by two brothers, Peter and Bill and three sisters, Margaret, Helen and Christina, all of Scotland. Predeceased by her parents, William and Esther DAWSON; her daughter, Mary Ellen MacKENZIE and her sister, Madge. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Mary MacKENZIE will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, January 4th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society as your expression of sympathy.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-05-29 published
SELMAN, Marjorie (formerly GEORGE, née McKENZIE)
Of Oliphant passed away peacefully with her husband by her side at Wiarton Hospital on Monday, May 28, 2007 in her 69th year. Beloved wife of H.R. (Dick) SELMAN and cherished mother of Patti (Todd) HEGY of St. Charles, Illinois and step-mother of Al (Val) GEORGE of London, Andy GEORGE (Joanne REID) of Oliphant, Kim (Scott) HETHERINGTON and Dawn SELMAN (Ken BISCH) of Waterloo and Leslie (Wilf) LENON of Stratford. She will be sadly missed by 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grand_son, brothers Mac (Carolyn) McKENZIE and Donald (Dudley) McKENZIE of Oliphant, sister-in-law Anne McKENZIE of Oliphant and brother-in-law Red CAWKER of Fenelon Falls. Marjorie was predeceased by her first husband Len GEORGE, parents Annie (CONDY) and William McKENZIE, brother Murdoch McKENZIE and sister Cicely CAWKER. Marjorie was a registered nurse and worked for many years for Bruce County Children's Aid Society and later at Wiarton Hospital. Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Marjorie's life at a later date. Interment Balsam Grove Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Wiarton Hospital 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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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-05 published
PEPPERDINE, Edna Mary (née GENOE)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Sunday June 24, 2007 in her 78th year. Loving wife and best friend of Robert (Bob) for 54 years. Devoted mother of Brian PEPPERDINE (Veronica), Wayne PEPPERDINE (Debra,) Linda LING (Brad) and Shelley RENHAN (Gerry.) She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her children and her four granddaughters Rachel, Emily, Elizabeth and Makayla all of whom she cherished. A long, hard battle was fought with Alzheimer's and colon cancer. A special thanks to her family doctor Doctor D.S. NESDALY and doctors K.R. McKENZIE, B. PRESSNAIL and R. IRVIN in Palliative Care. Cremation has taken place with private family interment at Barrie Union Cemetery. Family and Friends who wish to recognize happy times together may make a donation to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre or the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County. Always Remember my love until we meet again. Arrangements entrusted to Steckley-Gooderham Funeral HomeS. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-17 published
McKENZIE, Anne (formerly MacLEAN)
Peacefully at the Southampton Care Centre on Sunday, July 15th, 2007, at the age of 96 years, Anne McKENZIE. Wife of the late Allan McKENZIE, and the late Jack “Scotty” MacLEAN. Mother of Brian MacLEAN of Dundas, and Stuart MacLEAN and his wife Joanne of Southampton. Grandma to Ian and his wife Michelle, Kevin and his fiancée Christy, Colleen and her husband Don KAUS, Heather and her husband Christian VEILLETTE, Brock and Susan. Great-grandma to Jared and Keaton. She is predeceased by her daughter-in-law Jennifer MacLEAN, and by her sister Eve SHOWERS. She will be deeply missed by the McKenzie, Ribey and McGillivray families. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday July 18th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Gordon WILLIAMS officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-16 published
BELROSE, Sheldon Dennis
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday, August 15th 2007, at the age of 70 years, Sheldon BELROSE, of Paisley. Husband of Jean WHITE/WHYTE. Father of Douglas of Owen Sound, Darlene MacKENZIE of Barrie, and Tami of Tobermory. Stepfather of Deborah JOHNSON of Pickering, and Barry WHITE/WHYTE of Winnipeg. Grandfather of Kimberly HOPKINS of Tottenham, and Brook BELROSE of Tobermory. Predeceased by his parents Kingsley BELROSE and Christina WILLAUGHAN of Bruce County. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen St. South, Paisley from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2007. Funeral service to be conducted in the chapel Friday, August 17th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Paisley Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-22 published
GOULD, Betty Lou (née DEYELL)
Peacefully at Summit Place in Owen Sound with family by her side on Monday evening August 20, 2007. In her 79th year, Betty Lou GOULD (née DEYELL,) beloved wife of the late (Clare) Clarence GOULD. Loving mother of Rick (Monika,) Ron (Louise,) Pete (Cindy,) Patti LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (Dan), Joanne STEPHENS (Andy), Cathy MacMILLAN (Bob). Mother-in-law of Marg CAHOON and Dale GOULD. Loving grandmother of Andrew GOULD (Sue), Sherry FISHER (Tom), Jason GOULD, Melissa KUCAVA (Mike), Michelle BURLEY (Mat WHITE/WHYTE), Malinda SANFORD (Curtis), Barrett GOULD, Nicholas GOULD, Meagan GOULD, Tayra and Tayan MacMILLAN. Great-grandmother of seven great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Bob DEYELL (Sharon,) Pat BAINBRIDGE (Gary,) Charlene THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Ted.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Paul and her sister Lois (Mrs. Robert McKENZIE.) 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 Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Church on Friday morning at 10 a.m. A Vigil service will be held on Thursday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimers' Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-12 published
MacKENZIE, G. Elaine (RAISON)
Peacefully, at Grey-Bruce Health Services, Markdale Site, Wednesday, August, 8, 2007, G. Elaine (RAISON) MacKENZIE, formerly of Exeter, Grand Bend, and Sarnia, age 86. Beloved wife of the late Dougald Gordon MacKENZIE (2003.) Loved mother of Jane MacKENZIE (Kenzie) of Markdale, formerly of Markham and Peter “Pete” MacKENZIE of Edmonton. Loving grandma of Ashley Elizabeth MacKENZIE and her companion David CULLEN of Edmonton and great-grandma of Evan. Predeceased by her son David Ian MacKENZIE (1983,) parents Gordon H. RAISON and Ethel L. (SPENCER) RAISON. A Memorial Service for residents will be held in the Chapel of Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale, Friday, September 14, 2007 at 2 p.m. A Celebration of Elaine's Life for family and Friends will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 2 p.m. Tracey WHITSON- BAHRO officiating. Interment of ashes later at Exeter Cemetery. A tree will be planted at Griersville Memorial Forest, Grey County. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-14 published
COX, George Edward
Of Teeswater passed away in Teeswater on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Diane McCLORY of Teeswater. Dear father of Dan COX and his wife Lynn of Paisley, Nancy MELLISH and her husband Tim of Hanover, Jennifer SWINDLEHURST and her husband Ken of Durham and Sara PRICE and her husband Rodney of Hanover. Remembered by Diane's family; Kim VOISIN and her husband Dan and Jeff McCLORY and his wife Paula all of Teeswater. Sadly missed by 16 grandchildren. Also survived by brothers; Norman COX and his wife Mary of Surrey, British Columbia, Jack COX and his wife Willie of Haliburton and by sister Yvonne HEAMAN of Parry Sound and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, brother Ian COX and brother-in-law Wayne HEAMAN. Visitation will be held at the MacKENZIE and McCreath Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 7-9 p.m., with the funeral service in the chapel on Saturday, September 15th, 2007 at 3 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Douglas KAUFMAN officiating. Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-05 published
TORRIE, Dorothy Eileen (née KENNEDY)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, November 2nd, 2007. The former Dorothy Eileen KENNEDY, of Guelph and formerly of Durham, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late John TORRIE. Loving mother of Harold TORRIE and his wife Mabel of Barrie, Phyllis and her husband Harold McKENZIE of Guelph, Leone and her husband Tom MARSHALL of Oro Station, Arthur TORRIE and his wife Marylen of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Glen TORRIE and his wife Gwen of Orillia, and Brian TORRIE and his wife Elizabeth of Stayner. Fondly remembered by her 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Mary KENNEDY, her brothers: John, Fred, George, Jim, Ken and William Kennedy, and her sisters: Mabel WALKER, Violet McEWEN and Roberta KENNEDY. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Monday from 2: 30-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at the Durham Baptist Church on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Varney. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Durham Baptist Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-30 published
Ruth Ann LEMIEUX
It is with great sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Ruth Ann LEMIEUX (FERGUSON) 51 years old on May 22, 2007 at Sudbury General Hospital.
A mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. She will be sadly missed by her mother Betty Jean FERGUSON (WYMAN,) father Bill FERGUSON, her loving siblings Gayle TILBURY (Jeff,) Bev ALEXANDER, husband Robert), Jackie McKENZIE, Sharon FERGUSON (Steve), Billy FERGUSON (wife Shelley) and special friend Brent BRADLEY. Her memory will always be carried on by her four daughters and four grandchildren. Friends visited May 26, 2007 from 1: 30-4 pm. Funeral services followed in the Chapel. Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
DAIGNEAULT, Eric " Turk"
Suddenly at his residence on Friday, January 5, 2007, Eric (Turk) DAIGNEAULT of Strathroy in his 45th year. Beloved husband of Kim (Zelina) DAIGNEAULT. Loving father of Matthew DAIGNEAULT and Tyler DAIGNEAULT both of Strathroy. Dear brother of Mark DAIGNEAULT and his spouse Kelly MONTEITH of London, Lisa McFADDEN and her husband Kenton and Laura DAIGNEAULT all of Dresden. Fondly remembered by 15 nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Monday, January 8, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. with Doctor Brian McKENZIE officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by Eric's family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Eric.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
SEARLE, Alma Emily
Passed away at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at the age of 101. Alma SEARLE, Born in Ripley Ontario, she moved to Saint Thomas with her family as a young girl. She became an elementary school teacher spending most of her 45 years of teaching in Saint Thomas. She touched many lives with her kindness, positive attitude, encouragement, patience, sense of humor and was dearly loved by her family and many others. She joined First United Church in Saint Thomas and was a lifetime member and sang in the choir most of her adult life. Many prizes were won by her 3rd grade student choirs. Other activities included tennis and skating as a young woman and later participation in Little Theater, Retired Teachers of Ontario and RHO Chapter of Delta Gamma Society of London. She was preceded in death by her parents William Gordon SEARLE and Jane Atkey SEARLE, sisters Elda VOSATLKA, (Frank,) Erma MacDONALD, (Alan,) brother Lloyd SEARLE, (Dallas MacKENZIE) and 2nd wife Doreen REEB. Loving aunt to Lynelda LYNES, (William,) Evelyn PULLING, (William,) Nancy IRWIN, (Douglas), Isabel MILLEY, (Paul) and Alan MacDONALD, also great-aunt to Julie DOHANOS and Scott HOPKINS, (Colleen,) Noah, and Alan HOPKINS, (Michelle.) Special cousins Mrs. R.W. CLINTON and family, Norma KENNEDY and many special Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Daniel King Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas (519) 631-0570 on Monday January 22, 2007 from 10: 00 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment Saint Thomas Cemetery. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Donation to the First United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. www.danielkingfuneralhome.com

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-01 published
McKENZIE, Jill (1938-2006)
At Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on December 27, after a short illness. Predeceased by her son, Neil. She is survived by her mother, Flora, her brothers Michael and Geoffrey, her husband of 48 years, Alan, her children, Duncan (Amy), Fiona (Paul), Ian (Soonya), Catherine (Martin), and nine grandchildren. Jill will be remembered for her life of dedication and support to her family, and her constant kind devotion to them all. Clever, practical, cheerful, and extraordinarily multi-talented, she was an unforgettable person. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 4th at 7.00 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, 340 Rebecca Street, Oakville. (S.E. corner of Rebecca and Mordern). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Jill 's favourite charities, the Salvation Army for 'international relief efforts'.)

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-03 published
son may have been target
Police make arrest in woman's death
By Raveena AULAKH and Timothy APPLEBY, Page A8
Toronto -- Jean SPRINGER may have been shot down when she tried to protect her youngest son from a friend who showed up at her front door with a gun, according to a Toronto police source.
Ms. SPRINGER, 60, was killed on New Year's Day by a single bullet that struck her in the face. She was pronounced dead at Sunnybrook hospital, becoming the city's first homicide victim of 2007.
Heavily armed officers arrested 26-year-old Altaf IBRAHIM 12 hours later in his basement apartment in Scarborough, a few minutes drive from the SPRINGER home. He is charged with first-degree murder, a charge that implies the killing was planned.
A police source said last night that the gunman may have been looking for Ms. SPRINGER's youngest son Antoine, also 26, when he arrived at the SPRINGER home in the Malvern neighbourhood about 2: 30 p.m.
"It looks like there was some kind of dispute between the two young men and Ms. SPRINGER got between and got shot," a police source said.
The accused is said to have known Ms. SPRINGER's youngest son, who along with an older brother was in his mother's Snowball Crescent home Monday as she prepared New Year's Day dinner.
"They grew up together, at least from their teen years," said Detective Gary GRINTON of the Toronto homicide squad.
Mr. IBRAHIM lives alone in an apartment on Brimorton Drive. He was arrested about 2 a.m. yesterday without a struggle. Clad in orange prison garb, he appeared briefly in court in Scarborough yesterday and was remanded in custody. Police were still seeking the handgun allegedly used to kill Ms. SPRINGER, known locally as "Auntie Jeannie."
"You have what I believe was a truly innocent woman just going about her business," Det. GRINTON said of Ms. SPRINGER, widely described as an exemplary citizen, devoted parent and regular worshipper at the Malvern Methodist Church. "It's shocking."
Neither Mr. IBRAHIM nor any members of the SPRINGER family have criminal records. And if there was any animosity before Monday's shooting, it had not been manifest in the shape of threats or any physical altercations, Det. GRINTON said.
Nor were any gang affiliations involved, he said. "None whatsoever."
He dismissed a news report that said the gunman yelled "Happy New Year," as he opened fire, but agreed that because Ms. SPRINGER let him into her home, she likely perceived no threat.
Beyond stating that postshooting 911 calls were received from several neighbours, as well as from within the SPRINGER home, detectives would not say what led them to charge Mr. IBRAHIM so quickly.
Yesterday, at the three-unit house where Mr. IBRAHIM has lived since last summer, few neighbours seemed to know much about the basement apartment's tall, solitary occupant, who would sometimes step outside for a cigarette but mostly kept to himself.
"He moved in when the new owner bought the house," said George BOORNE, who lives across the street and saw the 2 a.m. arrest. "But I never saw him around."
At the SPRINGER home yesterday, Friends and neighbours voiced shock and sorrow at the brutal death of a woman described as a popular pillar of the community who often helped organize local events.
"I met her on New Year's Eve at the home of one of our sisters, we had a good time," said Norma McKENZIE, who had known Ms. SPRINGER at the Malvern Methodist Church for 10 years.
Ms. McKENZIE described the family of four as God-fearing, close-knit, regular church-goers. "Antoine was part of my team at Ford company and we worked well together."
Other worshippers concurred in praising Ms. SPRINGER's devotion to family and church.
"She was closely involved with the church," said Sandra LECKY, church secretary. "We know where she is today -- there was no victory here."
Church staff brought in extra chairs yesterday evening as mourners packed in to pay their respects. Those in attendance hugged and consoled one another, occasionally rising in songs.
Reading from a statement prepared by Ms. SPRINGER's family -- most attended the service but did not want to speak to reporters youth pastor Marlon MITCHELL described her as "… quiet, charming, intelligent and very much understated in manner. She had style and flair, but all of it counted for nothing compared to how much she celebrated her relationship with God through Jesus Christ."
Ms. SPRINGER was born in 1946 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. As a student, she won a scholarship to a grammar school for girls and eventually earned a teacher's diploma. She arrived in Canada in the late 1960s, and initially continued teaching primary school. However, she soon switched jobs, becoming an accountant. Self-employed, she stayed in that line of work until her death.
But it was her religious faith that stood out above all else, Friends said yesterday. Indeed, it is that faith that now allows her family to bear no grudges against the man accused of stepping into her home and taking her life.
"Today we mourn her loss, but our faith calls on us to forgive others [as] God has in Christ forgiven us," Mr. MITCHELL read from the family's statement yesterday. "Jean had a forgiving spirit and we are sure that she would want us to forgive whoever has committed this senseless act."

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
LEGRIS, Joseph Antoine " Tony," Q.C., B.A., LL.B, B.A.Sc. (P.Eng.)
Peacefully in his sleep, at home in Toronto, Joseph Antoine "Tony" LEGRIS in his 89th year. Tony was the devoted husband of Nan Ecclestone LEGRIS for 61 years, who died unexpectedly this past June. Loving father of Paul (Pierrette) of Toronto; Robert (Cheryl) of Calgary; Anne Legris ANDERSON of Toronto; and Rosemary Legris MacKENZIE (Gavin) of Markham. Loving "Grandpa Tony" of Eric and Chris CLIFFORD, Ashley Legris HOBSON (Ryan), Tom LEGRIS, Charlotte, Travis and Brooke MacKENZIE. Great "Grandpa Tony" of Jax HOBSON. He leaves his brothers Ernest LEGRIS (Carol) of Cleveland, Ohio and George LEGRIS of Saint_John, New Brunswick. Tony was predeceased by his sisters Lucille PELLETIER and Marguerite MARQUEZ. He was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews, whose frequent visits he always thoroughly enjoyed. Tony was the eldest child of Elizabeth Smith LEGRIS and the Honourable Joseph Antoine LEGRIS, and was born in Haileybury, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Ottawa at age 18 and thereafter from Osgoode Hall Law School. Engineering followed at the University of Toronto. He was the managing partner of the patent and trade mark firm of Ridout and Maybee in Toronto for almost 35 years, until his retirement due to illness. He enjoyed many years at his cottage in Muskoka with his family and especially enjoyed water skiing and boating. Tony was cared for tirelessly and with great kindness in the last two years by his wonderful caregiver Rhona RUBIANES. More recently, Rhona's sister, Ria joined her in Tony's excellent care. Our family is deeply indebted to them both. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., on Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, 122 Rathburn Rd. (at Kipling) on Monday, January 8th at 10 a.m. Interment in Bracebridge in the spring. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-08 published
MacKENZIE, Rosemary Beatrice (née LAPRAIRIE)
(August 23, 1921-January 6, 2007)
Loving wife to James, passed away at her home in Rochester, New York. She is the mother of Jamie, Rosemary, Karen, Malcolm, Paul, Fraser, Laurie, Jennifer, Moira, Megan, Stuart, Lesley and Blair. Mother-in-law and grand mother-in-law to 13 and grandmother and great-grandmother to 43. Rosemary is the daughter of Beatrice and "Lap" LAPRAIRIE and sister to Paul, Jules, Richard, Leon, Carl, Jacqueline, Clifford and George. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Thomas Moore Church, East Ave., Rochester at 11 a.m. on Wednesday January 10, 2007 with visitation at the Anthony Funeral Home 2305 Monroe Ave. Rochester, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. No flowers, please send them to a friend.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
MARTIN, Winifred " Wyn" (née MOSSOP) (1926-2007)
Gently to God in peace as spring faded on Thursday, June 21st. Always smiling, gentle in nature, humble, gracious and kind. Loved and missed by Aubrey, her husband of 55 years. Beloved mother of Wendy MacKENZIE (Norman) and grandmother of Kayella and Katherine; Cynthia and grandmother of Aubrey BETTEKE; and Nancy (Mark JACKSON.) Dear friend of many, especially Lorraine PATTERSON. With special thanks to the caring staff at Albright Manor, Beamsville. Aubrey, Cynthia and Nancy reiterate their inestimable appreciation to Wendy and Norman. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, June 24th. A funeral will be held in the chapel at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 25th with a reception immediately following in the Leaside Room. Private family interment. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Albright Manor Foundation for Cherrywood Residents (905-563-8252). In honour of Wyn, Aubrey says, "Take a mother out to a fine dinner".

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
MacKENZIE, Arthur Drury, P.Eng. (Tor., '43)
(June 25, 1920-July 16, 2007)
Peacefully on Monday, July 16, 2007. Predeceased by devoted wife Jeanette Rachel (née MARSH,) and survived by sister Kay GARNER. Loving father to William (Bill), Marsha (Laing), and Sue (Johns), and father-in-law to Robert (Bob) and Doug. Delighted grandfather to Matthew and Alison, John and Karen, and Tricia and Derek. A private memorial service is to be held for immediate family at Royal York Road United Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the ALS Society (416) 497-2267.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-27 published
MacKENZIE, Doris Christina
On May 27, 2007 our beloved Aunt Doris passed away peacefully in Toronto. Predeceased by her sister, Jean (the late Calvin), survived by her brother, Arnold (the late Theresa); nephews Lorne (Judy), Mac (Becky), and Keith; nieces Janet (Rodger) and Anne. Great-aunt to Elaine, Kevin, Ryan, Jessica and Heather. Great-great-aunt to Alexandra, Victoria, Jeffrey, Jenna and Robyn.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
ROBERTS, Jennie Spence (née MORRIS)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2007 at the Allendale Nursing Home, Milton in her 91st year.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Harry Douglas ROBERTS, Q.C. of Toronto and by her Scottish parents William and Jane (SCOTT) MORRIS of Kirkland Lake and latterly Beamsville. Loving mother of Christine and her husband Rev. Dr. Arthur DAVIES, now residing in Summerside, P.E.I.. Grammy will be lovingly remembered by her 3 grandchildren: Melissa MacKENZIE of Didsbury, England, Caitlin WARRIS and Alex "Sandy" DAVIES both residing in Summerside, P.E.I.. Grammy's pride and joy are her 4 great-grandchildren: Eilidh and Iona, daughters of Melissa and Ian MacKENZIE, and Phillippa (Pippa) and Devon, daughter and son of Caitlin and Peter WARRIS.
A very special thank you to her wonderful caregivers at Allendale.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Glendinning Funeral Home, 40 William Street, Plattsville, on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment of cremated remains will take place in the Beamsville Cemetery on Monday, July 30, 2007.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-09 published
EL BAROUDI, Gail Ray (née SULLIVAN) (August 2, 1936-August 3, Died peacefully in her seventy-second year at the Toronto East General Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of Sandy EL BAROUDI for forty-eight years. Dearest daughter of Michael and Isabel (BINNS) SULLIVAN. Also predeceased by her brothers Brian and Patrick SULLIVAN. Cherished mother of Mona MacKENZIE (Gordon,) Helen THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Christopher), Mark EL BAROUDI (Shelley WOLOSKI), Susanne CARSLEY (Louis,) and Laura EL BAROUDI. Devoted grandmother of Alexa-Reigh THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Cole THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Devon THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Madeleine EL BAROUDI, Timothy CARSLEY, Jacqueline MacKENZIE, Nicola CARSLEY, Griffin EL BAROUDI, and Mercedes MacKENZIE. Sadly missed by her brother Dennis SULLIVAN (Aileen; Carey and Jeanette;) her sister-in-law Sandra SULLIVAN (Patrick; Todd, Sheena, Tammy and Scott); and her sister-in-law Nelly FERGUSSON (Blair; Kira and Andrew). Remembered with fondness and Friendship by her cousins Charlotte GRAHAM Virginia ALLENDER (WELSH), Carolyn LOUGHLIN (WELSH) and Robert WELSH; Maureen KOLPAK (SULLIVAN) and Brenda METZNER (SULLIVAN) Marjorie STEAD (BINNS) and Sylvia LAWES (BINNS;) Timothy BREWER, M.D. Gail attended Middlebury College and received her M.B.A. (Finance) degree from McGill University. She was born in Long Island, New York and resided all of her married life in Canada, the last thirty-six years on Heath Street West in Toronto. She was generous with those who were in need wherever they might be in the world and she dedicated her life to the care of her family. As a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, she worked quietly and diligently to help bring the churches in her community closer together through events like the Good Friday Walk. As her children grew up, Gail developed a passion for the investment business and economics. She became a stockbroker, then a teacher (Investing for Women; Branksome Hall) and later took up writing for newspapers in Montreal and Toronto, latterly becoming a free-lance reporter for the Report on Business in the Globe and Mail. She was passionate about her garden, flowers and plants. She adored her pets, cats in early years (Johnny and Fluffy) and Labrador Retrievers in later years (Anna, Lucy and Holly). She loved walking with her dogs, and spending parts of her summers on Lake Huron (Grand Bend) and Lake Simcoe (Shanty Bay). She was delighted by the Opera Atelier and attending the theatre. She cherished entertaining family and getting together with old Friends. Gail was uncomplaining and encouraging to those around her as she faced a difficult and debilitating challenge over the last months. A private service was held for the immediate family after her death and a celebration of her life will take place in October (details of the arrangements for this event will appear in these columns in late September/ early October). In lieu of flowers, donations in Gail's memory for the general maintenance of the G5 roof-top garden at the Toronto East General Hospital are welcome www.tegh.on.ca Those wishing to offer condolences are invited to e-mail www.trullfuneralsyonge.com

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-23 published
SINEL, Fr. Gerald
At the West Island Palliative Care on August 22, 2007. Survived by his brother Don SINEL (Julie) and his sister Lorraine McKENZIE (late Ken). Predeceased by his brother Robert (Frances) and sister Betty MacDONALD (late Frank.) Will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, John, Janet, Kim, Nancy, Gary, Barbara-Anne, Tom, Peter, Michael, Craig, Marylynn, Theresa, Maria, Donna, Rena and Patricia; and by his many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Father Jerry was very special to parishioners, Friends, family members and the many individuals he met throughout his ministry. Over a span of 42 years, he served faithfully as pastor or assistant at 6 different parishes; Holy Name of Jesus, Resurrection of Our Lord, Annunciation, St. Brendan, St. Malachy and St. Raphael the Archangel as well as chaplain of Saint Mary's Hospital. A pillar of the Catholic Church, Father Jerry was a man of great faith whose simple mission in life was to serve others. Visitation at St. Raphael the Archangel Church, 2001 Lajoie, Outremont, on Friday from 1-9: 00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12-1:45 p.m. Funeral Mass at the Church on Saturday, August 25 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation or the West Island Palliative Care Residence. Condolences may be received at www.kanefetterly.com.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
McKENZIE, Margery Georgina (née GOURLAY)
Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, August 23, 2007. Beloved wife of 52 years to Geoffrey Gordon McKENZIE. Beloved and cherished mother and Nana to Laurie and Edward and their children; Andrew and Caitlin. Morag and Bob and their children Cameron, Fraser, Aaren and Eamon. Sandy and Lisa and their children Jessica and James. Her greatest pride and joy were summers spent at her cottage in Muskoka with her children and grandchildren. She never let her long and difficult illness interfere with her zest for life, great sense of humour, love of tradition and willingness to participate in all things fun. Marge was an avid bridge player who rose to the challenge of debate and conversation at all times. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Stephen's On-the-Hill United Church, 998 Indian Road, Mississauga on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 2 p.m. If desired, remembrances made to the Ontario Humane Society, the Arthritis Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-25 published
KEITH, Alan Mackenzie " MAC"
After spending a wonderful month with family at his heart's home, the island on Lake Nipissing, Mac died peacefully on August 19, 2007 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital at 90 years of age. Predeceased by his beloved wives Laura (BOYD) and Joan (SANDIFORD,) he is survived by his sister Mary (MacKENZIE.) Father to Alan, Peter, Anne, Jonathon, step-father to Geoff and Jeanne, grandfather to Laura, Duncan, Colleen, Danica, Kristin, Joel, David, Matthew, Jennifer, Graham, Phil and Emily, and great-grandfather of eight. MAC was born in Toronto to George Alan KEITH and Lydia (AIKENHEAD.) Early ventures into gymnastics resulted in the Canadian championships (1941). Mac built three of his own homes, one in Etobicoke and one in Peterborough; the first and best loved was a project started in his teen years, his log cabin on the family island at "Nip". He was a teacher at various high schools in Toronto, co-founder with Joan of the Osteoporosis Society of Peterborough, an avid builder and problem solver, and he pursued a long-time passion for the environment, solar power and global awareness. Mac's focus on family was seen in the pride with which he always spoke of his children's and grandchildren's achievements. He will be remembered by all who knew him as feisty, witty, and determined, his life a quest for true understanding of and service to the world around him. Cremation will be followed by a memorial service to be held at 3: 00 p.m. September 15, Parkview Village 12184 9th Line Stouffville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the David Suzuki Foundation would be appreciated.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-04 published
HAMILTON, Dorothy Eleanor
Passed away peacefully on August 27, 2007 at Belmont House, Toronto, in her 94th year.
Daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Martha Kincaid HAMILTON. Predeceased by her brother Donald HAMILTON and her sister Shirley HALDENBY (Eric.) Dear Aunt of the late Douglas HALDENBY (Molly) and Mary Haldenby SIMPSON (Donald.) Aunt of Donald HAMILTON (Betty,) the late Heath HAMILTON, Heather Hamilton McKENZIE (the late Gordon) and Iris Hamilton BEATON. " Auntie" and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.
After graduation from Branksome Hall, Eleanor pursued Early Childhood Education at the University of Toronto and subsequently taught at Windy Ridge Day School, Elmwood School in Ottawa, and during the Second World War at Garrison Lane Nursery School in Birmingham, England. During her career she developed an outstanding talent as a ceramic artist.
The family wish to thank Carol NASH and the nursing staff of 4th Floor West at Belmont House for their outstanding care and support. They also wish to thank Liv NEWELL for her wonderful volunteer service. "Auntie" greatly anticipated and enjoyed the weekly visits of Martha and Marilee ("the Tisdall Twins").
The family will receive Friends at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Wednesday, September 5 from 2-4 p.m. A family graveside service will be held. If desired a Memorial Donation may be made in Eleanor's name to Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto, M5R 1R1.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
Chronicler of the Ottawa Valley sought 'not from books but from life'
Weaned on the stories of her father, hockey-hero Frank FINNIGAN, she became 'an archival gumshoe' determined to pass on the oral histories of lumbermen, farmers and settlers
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Joan FINNIGAN was the unofficial historian, champion and poet laureate of Ontario's Ottawa Valley.
Over the years, she followed the Opeongo Line, an area of the valley settled in the 1850s by Irish, Scottish and German immigrants, to collect the stories of saints and sinners, heroes and giants, settlers and lumbermen. The result was enough material for 31 books, 14 collections of poetry, plus screenplays, radio scripts, newspaper and magazine articles, most of which are an informed sprinkling of anecdotes, tall tales, folklore, humour, legend and historical fact.
Among her titles are Some of the Stories I Told You Were True Laughing All the Way Home; Legacies, Legends and Lies; Tallying the Tales of the Old-Timers; and Life Along the Opeongo Line.
Joan Helen FINNIGAN was the daughter of national hockey legend Frank FINNIGAN, captain of the Ottawa Senators when the club won the Stanley Cup in 1924 and again in 1927. Her mother Maye (HORNER) was a teacher who also came from long-time Valley stock. While Ms. FINNIGAN's early fascination with heroes began during summers spent on her grandfather's farm in Pontiac Country, Quebec, it only grew from knowing her father.
"And in the house on McLeod Street, my father came home from Toronto, Montreal, Detroit, New York, and talked of giants he had encountered, giants he had beaten, giants he had lost out to," she once wrote. "This thing 'not from books but from life' continues to pervade my whole life, my life decisions and my writing."
Ms. FINNIGAN attended Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa and, in 1945, edited the 100th anniversary edition of the school's magazine, Vox Lycei. (Fifty years later, she returned to edit the 150th anniversary edition.) After graduation, she entered Carlton University's fledgling journalism program, but lasted just 18 months before deciding that the way to acquire skills and knowledge was not by sitting in the classroom, but to go out into the field. Interestingly, her decision to withdraw came soon after she had been elected to the student council. Although she polled the most votes, the five young men who were elected with her decided that a young woman could not be president. The sexist slight likely reinforced her resolve to quit Carlton and added to her fighting spirit, so evident later when she took on politicians and publishers in her crusade to tell the story of the Ottawa Valley.
Decades later, Ms. FINNIGAN told a reporter that one stirring and influential experience at Carleton was studying political science under Pauline Jewett, a teacher who later became an member of Parliament committed to social justice causes and a strong advocate for women's rights.
After working as a reporter at the Ottawa Journal for a few years, she studied English and history at Queen's University in Kingston, where her mentor was Canadian historian A.R.M. Lower. While at Queen's, she met her future husband, Grant MacKENZIE. They married in 1949 and, in order to support his medical studies, she dropped out of school and worked as a freelance journalist, publishing her stories in The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, The Farmer's Advocate, the Journal, and Chatelaine magazine, while it was under the editorship of Doris Anderson.
In 1965, her husband suddenly died and Ms. FINNIGAN faced the future as a single mother with three youngsters under 15. By all accounts, this was when her fighting spirit truly kicked in. In the late 1960s, she would pack her children in the car, pick up her notepad and, with a reel-to-reel tape recorder stashed in the trunk, go out into the Ottawa Valley to collect stories. In the early years, her interest lay in architecture. First, she described the state of historic structures, and next she lobbied for their preservation. A couple of decades later, her son, Jonathan, joined her as the photographer -- until one day he convinced her to take her own photographs. Still later, she made the same drive, counting different structures (or, more often, noting their absences) and interviewing different clusters of "old-timers," this time with granddaughter Caitlin.
"Not unexpectedly, the majority of the people interviewed are related to the lumbering saga in the valley," Ms. FINNIGAN wrote in an autobiographical sketch. "From a social history perspective [these tapes were] binding together two diametrically opposed social classes: the wives of the timber barons who made so much money they never could count it… and the seamstresses in the sweatshops in Ottawa who sewed beads on the timber barons' wives ball gowns until their fingers bled."
One of the people she interviewed in 1978 was the 102-year-old grandfather of Sean Conway, former Liberal member of provincial parliament and now a teacher at Queen's. Ms. FINNIGAN and Mr. Conway later became Friends and he recalls her crusade to unearth lost relics of an earlier time.
"She was an archival gumshoe," he said. "Her car would be encrusted with mud and sand and rock chips, and then she'd tell me about some gem that she had found. 'Now, Conway,' she'd say, 'you and your Friends in government have to do something about these log barns. They are disappearing far too rapidly.' "
For 40 years, Ms. FINNIGAN charmed her way into many Ottawa Valley kitchens and demonstrated skills as a keen listener, she was also sometimes known to be a prickly, opinionated contrarian.
"She was a genuine Ottawa Valley character," Mr. Conway said. "She liked powerful people, understood the world was made up of both saints and sinners, and that all saints have a past, all sinners have a future.
"We had pretty heated arguments… [she believed that] great people often had not-so-great things in their past."
Mr. Conway said she identified with many of the people she had interviewed. Like her, they had spent a lifetime on stony grounds and she found much to admire in their tenacity and persistence.
Ms. FINNIGAN was determined to pass on their stories. The roads in the Ottawa Valley were surveyed in the 1850s and settled by immigrants who were enticed to the area by government land agents, who described it as the last remaining corner of the garden of Eden. In reality, the soil was so thin that it could scarcely hold a surveyor's stake upright and the settlers' sacrifices were stupendous. The result was character in spades, she said. "The men who went into the bush to create Ottawa Valley lumbering mythology were largely illiterate, wonderfully oral, full of the language of poetry and wit."
Little by little, her stories found a public and the National Film Board decided to produced her screenplay The Best Damn Fiddler From Calbogie to Kaladar. The film, featuring a young Margot Kidder, won a Genie award in 1969.
Over the years, Ms. FINNIGAN acquired a loyal following of readers, who appreciated the stories and the regional history woven into them. In 1984, Laughing All the Way Home was short listed for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, and in 1989, Tell Me Another Story was on the short list by the Ottawa Citizen for its Literacy Award. That same year, The Watershed Collection was short-listed for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for poetry, and in 1992, she was short-listed for Ontario's Trillium Award for her poetry collection Wintering Over. Ms. FINNIGAN accepted her perennial status as a runner up with good humour. "I'm glad to be short and honoured to be listed," she once told an audience.
In 1987, her play Songs from Both Sides of the River was performed at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and in 1992 she published Old Scores, New Goals: The Story of the Ottawa Senators.
Perhaps most significantly, Queen's University has acquired the bulk of her research. Over the years, the school has purchased and catalogued her literary papers so that much of the work has been preserved for future oral historians and scholars. The National Archives has also purchased 400 hours of interviews, considered a benchmark in Ottawa Valley history.
During her final years, Ms. FINNIGAN took her life's work on the road to story-telling festivals and schools and into the offices of politicians. In 2004, her final oral history, Life Along the Opeongo Line, was published, and on April 16, 2005, the mayor of Ottawa declared that day to be "Joan Finnigan Day.
Earlier this year, Looking for a Turnout, her 14th book of poetry, was published. Among the works she left in progress are a 600-page memoir and a collection of love poetry.
Joan Finnigan MacKENZIE was born November 23, 1925, in Ottawa. She died of ovarian cancer in the Ottawa Valley on August 12, 2007. She was 81. She is survived by her three children, Jonathon, Roderick and Martha. She also leaves seven grandchildren.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
HORGAN, Patricia Elizabeth Jane (née BROWNE)
Suddenly but peacefully in her sleep at age 84, on Wednesday September 12, 2007. Pat was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jim in 2002. She was the proud and loving mother of Janet HENSHALL, Susan TURCOT (John), Drew (Sonya FITTERER), and Ann MacKENZIE (Bill MAGILL.) She found joy in sharing in the lives of Gillian HENSHALL, Kevin TURCOT, Victoria MacKENZIE, William and Melanie MAGILL and Peter CECIL as grandmother and in the lives of Aaron and Katelyn as "Big Grandma." Pat leaves her sister, Kathy RICHARDSON (Jim) and their family. Born in 1923, Pat was the daughter of Charles Holden BROWNE and Pauline Olive MINTERN. She was a proud member of the W.R.C.N.S. and served in Motor Transport in World War 2 at H.M.C.S. York and Esquimault. Her many stories reveal treasured memories of early years with her family in North York, at Earl Haig Collegiate, young people's at Saint_John's York Mills and the Wrens. Pat created an engaging home for her family, firstly in Willowdale, then in Swansea and at Catchacoma. She was involved in her community, belonging to the Study Group, St. Olave's Anglican Church Women groups, and Swansea Historical Society. She was active in the early days of the CAC consumer group and was coordinator of Meals on Wheels in the west end for several years. Pat enjoyed developing new relationships while maintaining her treasured Friendships. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 p.m. followed by a service to celebrate Patricia's life in the Chapel on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 4 p.m. If desired, donations made be made to ALS Research, c/o Dr. Lorne ZINMAN, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room UG26, Toronto, M4N 3M5.
Sweet dreams. We love you.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
NORTHAM, Robert Graham
Peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, September 15, 2007. Graham NORTHAM, loving husband of 46 years to Mary. Cherished father of David NORTHAM, Shelley and her husband Albert SAMEE, Dean and his wife Janina, and Graham and his wife Jenny. Grandfather of Nadine, Calvin, Wesley, Bakri, Ainsley, Amber, Kyle, Adam, Gabrielle and Jack. Brother of Grace NOLAN of Lindsay and William (Bill) NORTHAM of Oshawa. Business partner and friend of James MacKENZIE of Alltemp Products, Pickering. Missed by all his nephews and nieces. son of the late Robert Sheldon NORTHAM and Jean.
The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village (Ajax) 905-428-8488 on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, 1001 Ravenscroft Rd, Ajax on Tuesday September 18, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment at Mt. Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. Should family or Friends desire, donations to the ' The Renascent Foundation" Guardian Angel Program, 356 Bloor St. E., Suite 1900, Toronto, M4W 3L4 (Att: Aruna AYSOLA, 416-927-1202 ex 252) or Grandview Children's Foundation, Oshawa, (905-728-1673 ex: 2240) would be greatly appreciated.
A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-18 published
McKENZIE, Robert Blakely, MD
Born 16 May 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died 16 September 2007 in Toronto. Graduated in Medicine from Glasgow University. Served in Royal Air Force as a Medical Officer in Rheindahlen, West Germany. Immigrated to Canada in 1968 and worked in family medicine in Toronto. Also served as Medical Officer of Health with The Toronto Scottish Regiment and as Commanding Officer of 25 Medical (Toronto) Company. a volunteer with several charities, especially Out of the Cold and Raise the Roof. A man of wisdom with many talents and a zeal for life, he played many different roles: poet, singer, actor, soldier, physician and gardener but above all a husband, father and grandfather. He was loved by all those who had the good fortune to know him. Darling husband of Rita McKENZIE (née BURGOYNE,) beloved father and father-in-law of Donald, Janice, Diane, Sandy an Deborah, and proud-grandfather of Malcolm, Simon and Gillian. Kind and loving, gentle and generous, a giant in all out hearts. Funeral service will be held at The Simple Alternative, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto, on Thursday, 20 September 07 at 11 a.m.
There is a link death cannot sever
love and remembrance last forever.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
MacKENZIE, Heather (née BOUTWELL) (1943-2007)
Peacefully on September 17, 2007 following a courageous 5 year battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Alex MacKENZIE, sister-in-law of Bruce MacKENZIE, and niece of Katharine MacKENZIE. Cherished mother of Andrea and Scott. Doting grandmother of Brady and Kylie, and mother-in-law of Andrea MacKENZIE née MURPHY. Beloved daughter of Irene and Don BOUTWELL, and sister of John. Heather was born in Vancouver, and spent most of her childhood in British Columbia and Alberta. After graduating from teacher's college, she met future husband Alex and they spent two years in England before settling in Montreal. Then, to Oakville, and Toronto, followed by retirement in Victoria, in 2004. Heather was determined, and achieved everything she put her mind to. Heather taught primary school in Canada, and England. She established a successful English as a Second Language business in Toronto, where her students not only viewed her as a teacher, but as a friend and confidant. Heather was a creative artist, and designer, whose love of flowers and gardening led to her certification as a Master Gardener in 2005. She subsequently served as gardening chair for her strata housing council, where she initiated several grounds beautification programs. Heather was optimistic, openminded, and had a smile for everyone. Loved by all who met her for her warmth and kindness, Heather will be dearly missed by family and Friends. A memorial service to celebrate Heather's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 24th at First Memorial Funeral Chapel located at 4725 Falaise Dr., Victoria, British Columbia Sincere thanks to the Victoria Cancer Agency and Victoria Hospice Society for their kind care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Victoria Hospice Society would be appreciated.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-08 published
MacKENZIE, E. Ruth (née FERNIE)
On Saturday, October 6, 2007, at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock. E. Ruth MacKENZIE (née FERNIE,) formerly of Admiral Street and Wellington Street, Woodstock, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Alex MacKENZIE (2003.) Dear mother of Lorna MacKENZIE, Christine HALL and her husband John, all of Woodstock, and Gavin and his wife Rosemary of Unionville. Loved grandmother of Charlotte, Travis and Brooke MacKENZIE, Eric and Alexander HALL. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers George and William (Bud) FERNIE. Ruth taught English at Norwich District High School, College Avenue and Huron Park Secondary Schools, was a founding member and Past President of Learning Unlimited, and was a past Trustee of the Oxford County Board of Education. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 519-539-0004, on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jane VANPATTER officiating. Interment in the Norwich Cemetery following cremation. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-15 published
HENRY, Robert D. (1923-2007)
Bob died peacefully in his sleep at home in Waterloo on Tuesday, November 13, 2007. He was 84.
Beloved husband of Doreen (McKENZIE,) who predeceased him November 10, 2003. Loving father of three sons and their families; David and Marilyn, Paul (Gus) and Penny and Brian and Brenda, all of Kitchener.
He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Kim and her husband Ian DEWAR, Kris HENRY, Kaitlyn, Matthew and Stephen HENRY, Brianne and Andrew HENRY; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Nathan and Jared DEWAR and Madison DOYLE. Brother of Burleigh HENRY and his wife Talla of Brantford, Beth and her husband Frank RUTLEDGE of Ancaster and Ron HENRY of Arden.
Bob was born in Bracebridge, Ontario and moved to the east end of Toronto at age four. He attended Earl Haig Public School and Riverdale Secondary School. While at Riverdale he excelled in hockey, football and track. He spent three years serving as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and played hockey and football for the Royal Canadian Air Force Hurricanes. Bob attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a B.P.H.E. He excelled in hockey and football and was a recipient of a Bronze T and a Bronze Bar. He was inducted into the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1949 he moved to Kitchener and accepted a teaching job at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate. When Eastwood opened in 1956, he moved there as the head of Physical Education and then Director of Student Activities. He remained at Eastwood until 1965 when he was appointed vice-principal at Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate where he remained until his retirement in 1980. During his teaching career he coached football at both Kitchener Collegiate Institute and Eastwood and in a span of fifteen years his teams won nine championships, including six in a row from 1953-1958. While vice-principal at Kitchener Collegiate Institute the male staff always looked forward to the annual June weekend at his cottage in Muskoka. Shortly after moving to Waterloo he got involved in the community by coaching minor hockey. From there he moved on to the minor hockey executive, the Arena Commission and eventually became the chair of the newly formed Community Services Board.
In 1967, he successfully ran for council and remained as an alderman for 21 straight years. He liked to keep a low profile as an alderman and often said, "I'm here because I like to see things done."
After retiring as an alderman in 1988, he and his wife Doreen, spent their retirement years traveling and at their cottage in Muskoka. Bob also enjoyed woodworking and loved doing the Globe and Mail cryptic crossword. In recent years he enjoyed being surrounded by his family and Friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Bob with his family at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Bob's life will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2007, at First United Church, 16 William Street West, Waterloo at 2: 30 p, m. with Rev. Rick HAWLEY officiating. Cremation has taken place.
Condolences for the family and donations to Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation for the Heart Function Clinic would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home, 519.745.8445 or www.erbgood.com
In living memory of Bob, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-26 published
Rev. Alex RAPSON, 99: Clergyman
Chaplain who endured the horrors of war is still remembered in Holland
To tend to the wounded and bury the dead, he never left anyone behind even if it meant entering a minefield. To escape a barrage, he once had to dive into the grave of his dead Commanding Officer
By Ron CSILLAG, Page S10
April, 1945, the district of Voorst, in the east-central Dutch province of Gelderland. The storied 48th Highlanders of Canada had arrived from Italy, where the regiment lost at least 250 men killed in action, plus another 1,000 wounded. Even so, the fruit trees were in bloom and the Nazi enemy a month away from surrendering. An end to the war was in sight, but the task ahead was no less daunting.
Handed the job of liberating 12 towns and villages in that part of the Netherlands, the Highlanders' first battalion massed on the free side of the Ijssel River. After engineers built a beachhead, they called for tank and artillery support.
Captain Alexander RAPSON, a United Church minister and one of two chaplains attached to the unit, was used to artillery fire and not bothered by it. "But holy doodle, the concussion of those shells passing so closely over us was great enough to lift the ground sheet covering me to keep out the drizzle and then let it fall back on my face," he wrote just a year ago in the Highlanders' newsletter, The Falcon. "There was no sleep while the shelling lasted."
In that thunderous barrage, a sergeant and the padre - then 36, older than most of the officers - set out by jeep for a regimental aid post. They turned downriver, drove through a marked-off minefield and arrived at the designated Dutch farm near the edge of the bridgehead.
"The shells arrived while I was trying to console a stretcher bearer who had brought in our first casualty with both feet missing," Mr. RAPSON recalled. "I had to leave him since one of those shells had blown one of his companions to pieces. The shell had landed dead centre in his ammunition pouches and hand grenades, all of which exploded, literally blowing him to bits, leaving his head and shoulders bare-naked like a Caesar's bust." Two companies had to march by the remains before they were buried on the spot since a battle gravesite had not yet been established.
"Tough stuff, eh?" Mr. RAPSON queried. "I'd forgive you, if, like the stretcher bearer, you said, 'That is as far as I can go.' "
It was a bad day that turned worse. While Mr. RAPSON tended to the dead and comforted the dying, the sergeant brought in the regiment's commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Donald MacKENZIE. He had taken a chunk of shrapnel right in the heart. The padre dug a shallow, makeshift grave, then heard a shell whistling in his direction. With nowhere to run, he dived into the grave, on top of the body. It probably saved his life.
The last two hours of daylight were spent searching in vain for the body of a missing Highlander, as Mr. RAPSON was responsible for burying all dead. He did not remember where he slept that night, but awoke to find a local telling him that the soldier's body was in his garage. Mr. RAPSON, his driver and an assistant were now eight hours behind their unit.
That was April 12, 1945 - a single day in battle.
Would he have done it all over again? "You bet your life we would!" he exclaimed at last year's Remembrance Day ceremony at Queen's Park in Toronto, where the Highlanders lay a wreath each November 11. "We would because we love this land and would give our lives to keep it free."
Scores more casualties, including burying 16 more dead, awaited the chaplain in those five horrible early spring days. He never left anyone behind, in either the Dutch and Italian campaigns, even if it meant going into a minefield to retrieve a fallen soldier (which he did once by walking in the tracks of a blown-up jeep). In battle, he toted an ever-present leather case that contained communion wafers, a goblet and a Union Jack to drape on an altar. He kept meticulous records of every soldier killed or wounded - when, where, and the nature of the wound.
"He was always in the front lines, through the smoke and shelling of combat, to be with his soldiers," said Geordie Beal, honorary lieutenant-colonel of the Highlanders, and whose father served with Mr. RAPSON. "He was a tower of strength and comfort for our men in combat; positive, caring, upbeat… a true 48th Highlander."
His father, Alexander, a Methodist minister, died unexpectedly in Saskatchewan before Alex RAPSON was born. His mother was homesteading in northeastern Alberta and didn't learn of her husband's death for two weeks. Young Alex was raised in rural Ontario and studied engineering at Queen's University for a year before switching to the University of Western Ontario, where he graduated with an arts degree in 1933. He paid his tuition by working on Imperial Oil tankers in the summers.
Mr. RAPSON married in 1935 and graduated in divinity from Emmanuel College, the United Church of Canada seminary at the University of Toronto, the following year. After serving in several pastorates in Ontario, he enlisted in the army in 1943 and was posted first to the Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment, an artillery unit serving in British Columbia. In the summer of 1944, he was sent to Britain, and that fall he joined the 48th Highlanders and, according to the Orillia Packet and Times newspaper, replaced a padre who had been driven insane by the horrors of the battlefield.
After the war, he returned to the ministry and worked in and around Sarnia, Ontario For a time, he left the pulpit for a few years to work as editor of Dow Chemical's in-house magazine, The Maple Leaf. He wanted to combine the two callings by becoming an industrial chaplain in the chemical business around Sarnia. The idea didn't pan out, and for a while he served as a municipal councillor in Sarnia before returning to the church.
In 1971, he retired - but only from employment.
An inveterate tinkerer since his days as an engineering student, he built a wine press and made the interior for a camping van (complete with curtains he sewed himself) when he was 86 years old. At 87, he bought a computer and learned to use it. There was a new garage roof at 89, then a sugar shack he built in panels and erected in the forest at his son's farm when he was 91.
And just last year, he was a "drummer" for a crew at the Orillia dragon boat races.
He liked the occasional cigar and nip of rum. "Grandpa would enjoy saying, 'I'm going to live to 100, or die in the attempt,' eulogized his grandchildren, Steve and Kate RAPSON. Two of his great-granddaughters planned to take him to school for show-and-tell, where he was all set to teach the children to sing Roll Out the Barrel.
He also loved teaching kids how to shoot peas with a spoon, "something I thought was hilarious as a kid," said Kate RAPSON, "then dreaded when he showed my kids."
As it turned out, he died three weeks shy of his 100th birthday. On his bedside table was a framed and signed photograph of a traditional Dutch windmill draped in the Canadian flag - a gift from the mayor of the district of Voorst presented last spring to some Canadians who were touring battlefields. The visitors were stunned to hear the mayor praise the Highlanders, and "Padre RAPSON of Orillia" specifically.
"It was pure serendipity," said Richard Johnston, who was among the tourists. "The mayor didn't know we were from Orillia. When he found out we were, and that we knew Rev. RAPSON, we were treated like royalty."
For years, Mr. RAPSON had spoken little about his war experiences and probably struggled with it. "I live, like hosts of others, with these memories!" he wrote last autumn. "Has the time come when oldies like me should speak out to say that the price of freedom is high and always will be, but is worth the price?"
He reasoned: "If we go down to the Legion to 'histe' a few, please do not be too hard on us. Just keep in mind that we know some things we do not talk about."
Alexander RAPSON was born in Kerwood, Ontario, on November 25, 1907, and died in Orillia, Ontario, on November 4, 2007, of complications after a stroke. He was 99. He leaves his son, David, daughter Louise, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Grace, and two sisters, Jean and Philena.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
O'REILLY, Frances Joan (née BRISCOE,) M.D.
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at home on December 26, 2007 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Doctor Hugh O'REILLY. Loving mother of Esther Kathleen (Jerry SEGAL,) Rachel, Hugh (Anne CREIGHTON) and Una (Bruce COX.) Grandmother to Mike SCANLON (Angela,) Lily and Robert MacKENZIE, and Amy and Rick O'REILLY. Joan will be missed by Mike's father, Owen SCANLON, and her Friends and family in the U.S., Ireland and around the world. A pioneering woman in the field of medicine, Joan retired from the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League in 1986 to Calgary where she enjoyed a challenging game of bridge with her Friends. A memorial gathering will take place on Saturday, December 29 from 11-1 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doctor F. Joan O'Reilly Scholarship Hope for Children Foundation, 38 Isabella Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1N1.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
MacKENZIE, James Carroll
Through his marriage to Rosemary Beatrice LA PRAIRIE (deceased,) a member of the La Prairie clan, son-in-law of "Lap" and Beatrice LA PRAIRIE and brother-in-law to Jacqueline La Praire O'DONOGHUE and Paul, Jules, Richard, Leon, Carl, Clifford and George LA PRAIRIE. Father to Jamie, Rosemary, Karen, Malcolm, Paul, Fraser, Laurie, Jennifer, Moira, Megan, Stuart, Lesley, Blair, father-in-law to their 11 spouses, grandfather to 41 and great-grandmother to a few more, in addition to being uncle to about 120 in the La Prairie clan. Jim was born in Toronto, son of Colin and Catherine MacKENZIE and a brother to Marguerite, Faustina and Leo. He graduated from the University of Toronto and had a professional career in Toronto, McMasterville, P.Q., Boston and Rochester, New York. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Home, Monroe Ave., Rochester and Funeral Service at 11 a.m. December 31st at Saint Thomas More Church, East Ave., Rochester.

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McKENZIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
McKENZIE, Penelope " Penny" Diana (née LEWIS)
Age 39, passed away suddenly December 25th, 2007, while on holiday in the Dominican Republic with her loving and adoring husband Perrie Herbert Gisli McKENZIE by her side. 'Penny is my life, my love, and my best friend.' Beloved daughter of Doug and Linda LEWIS; best friend and sister of Justin (Larissa) of Sydney, Australia; Matthew (Lorraine VASILAROS) of Oakville; Gillian (Danny) EATON of Vasey; and Susan (Shawn) McGRAW of Orillia. Predeceased by sister Claire Louise and brother Graydon. Daughter-in-law of Donna WARANKIE and Herb and Sharon McKENZIE and doting aunt of Sydney and Megan of Sydney, Gabriel of Oakville, Zachary and Mickayla of Vasey and Dexter of Orillia. Penny will be lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was passionate about her work as a probation and parole officer. She enjoyed her work with Meadow in Orillia's Dog Therapy Program. She was a loyal and compassionate friend to all who knew her. Penny never wavered in her fight with rheumatoid arthritis since the diagnosis at the of twenty. She overcame the unrelenting daily pain with her unquenchable spirit and attitude. Her rheumatologist, Doctor Rob INMAN, described her as the bravest patient he ever met. The late Penny McKENZIE will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West Street, N., Orillia on Monday, December 31st from 2-4 p.m. and on January 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Then to Saint Paul's United Church, 62 Peter Street, N., Orillia for Funeral Service on Wednesday January 2nd at 2 o'clock. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre Foundation (R. Fraser Elliott Building, 5th Floor, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4) would be gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.mundellfuneralhome.ca

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