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PHILBRICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-30 published
PHILBRICK's laps around stadium legendary
The University of Western Ontario professor began his treks at football games in '73.
By Vera OVANIN, Sun Media, Sat., June 30, 2007
A scholar, local sports legend, painter, pianist, Canadian and American.
Allen Kellog PHILBRICK, who died Wednesday, was a renaissance man.
For 27 years, he ran a lap each time the University of Western Ontario Mustangs scored a touchdown.
And Western fans chanted with every lap.
"There was a Canadian Tire ad that had a theme, 'Albert, Albert, Albert.' Someone picked it up to praise Allen and it became a&hellip ritual," said former head football coach Larry HAYLOR.
"I remember Homecoming games where the noise of the chant was so extreme, but he would continue running and pointing to the players on the field. He did that, not just at Western, but after every game they played outside of London."
PHILBRICK, who taught geography at Western, died at University Hospital from pulmonary fibrosis.
He was 93.
PHILBRICK's wife wasn't thrilled when he began running laps at football games in 1973. He hung up his track shoes in 2000.
"I wasn't so enthusiastic about it initially, but over time, I learned to appreciate what he was trying to do," Elaine Bjorklund PHILBRICK said yesterday.
"He wanted athletes to learn to apply in academic studies the same strategy they employed in football."
PHILBRICK was born in Chicago in 1914. His father was a painter with the Art Institute of Chicago and his mother was a pianist.
Both passed on their talents to their son.
Sketching and painting were a common theme in the many different jobs he held and his family says composing at the piano was a signature of his personality.
Before teaching geography, the multi-talented PHILBRICK was also an art teacher, labour organizer, early civil rights activist and city planner in different cities and towns in the U.S.
He served in the Second World War as captain in the U.S. Army Air Force
PHILBRICK joined Western in 1965 and retired in 1979.
HAYLOR described him as a wonderful Canadian who was loyal to his birth country.
"He was a great Canadian-American," HAYLOR said.
PHILBRICK is survived by his wife, his son, Allen James PHILBRICK, and his family.
There will be no funeral. A public celebration of PHILBRICK's life will be held in the fall.
Retired Free Press sports writer Bob GAGE, who often interviewed PHILBRICK, said he was quite a character who gave a lot of spirit to the Mustangs.
"Being an academic, you'd think he wouldn't care too much about sports, but he cared a lot about the team, and travelled with the guys, too," GAGE said.
"I thought very highly of him."

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PHILBRICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-30 published
PHILBRICK, Doctor Allen Kellogg
Professor of Geography Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario died on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 in his 94th year in the University Hospital, London, Ontario. Survived by the love of his life, Elaine Bjorklund PHILBRICK, and by his loving son, Allen James PHILBRICK, daughter-in-law Kathleen of Ann Arbor, Michigan; grand_son Jeffery PHILBRICK (Karen) of Bremen, Maine granddaughter Kristen EICHLER (Jeff) of Louisville, Kentucky great-grand_sons Henry EICHLER and Truman EICHLER; and his extended family, Clare GORDON, Janet GORDON, and the Fu Family in Caoxian, People's Republic of China. He is predeceased by his son James and his sister Jane KOFLER. Born in Chicago, Illinois, May 11, 1914, the son of two distinguished artists, Allen E. PHILBRICK, painter, Art Institute of Chicago, and Edith Lucretia KELLOGG, pianist. Allen's talents in both music and art brought immense joy to him and to many others throughout his life. His music-making at the piano was a signature of his personality. Sketching and painting were an integral part of his life as a geographer and a lover of the humanized landscape. Allen's career was many faceted: art teacher, Carlinville, Illinois; labour organizer and early civil rights activist, St. Louis, Mossouri; political illustrator for the St. Louis Dispatch; art director, Flint, Michigan; military service in World War 2 as Captain in the United States Army Air Force, Headquarters, 42nd Bomber Wing, anti-aircraft artillery officer; and city planner, Syracuse, New York and Ogden Dunes, Indiana. He served with distinction in the geography faculties of Syracuse University, the University of Chicago, and Michigan State University, before coming to The University of Western Ontario in 1965 to join the Department of Geography until retirement in 1979. Known for his inquisitive and creative mind, his geographical work focused on cartographic representation, global systems, geographic theory, and urban culture. Known since his retirement as 'Big Al' to many generations of the Mustang Football Team at The University of Western Ontario, he celebrated every Mustang touchdown with a lap of honour around the track. He mentored players as faculty advisor to the football team and promoted scholar athletes. Devoted to fitness, Allen remained an avid runner and walker to his nineties. His caring influence is felt by hundreds of athletes over many years. Allen played a leading role in the Ratepayers' Association of Orchard Park and Sherwood Forest. Continuing his long interest in environmental protection, he served two terms on the City of London's Ecological and Environmental Protection Advisory Committee. Throughout his life he had an abiding love for the state of Maine where he and Elaine spent their summers. There he developed a tree farm, which he captured in watercolour and sketch. His many accomplishments aside, Allen Kellogg PHILBRICK is most treasured for his loving nature by his devoted partner, Elaine, and his 'pal forever', A.J. Cremation has taken place. A public celebration of Allen's life is planned for early fall. The time and place will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: the Allen K. Philbrick Research Fund, attention Donna Swanson, Foundation Western, Room 11, Alumni Hall, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5B9. (www.harrisfuneralhome.ca)

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

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PHILLIMORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
BUSBY, Stuart Merrill, M.D., (F.R.C.S.C)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 in his 87th year. Loving husband of Elizabeth Phillimore BUSBY and the late Barbara Morris BUSBY. He will be sadly missed by his children Cheryl and husband Doug LUDWIG, Gayle WILK and Robert BUSBY and his wife Susan; grandchildren Wendy (LUDWIG) JOHNSTONE, Rob LUDWIG, Barbara (LUDWIG) Leece, Kelly and Jacqueline WILK, Allison (BUSBY) ANDERSON and Kate BUSBY; great-grandchildren Thomas and Ella; and by step-daughters Francesca and Dominique PHILLIMORE. On graduation from the University of Western Ontario School of Medicine, Doctor BUSBY joined the R.C.N.V.R. as a Surgeon-Lieutenant and served overseas from 1944-46 at H.M.C.S. Niobe in Scotland. After the war he specialized in urology, and surgery in particular, in which he trained at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. When his father Eldon, also a urologist and surgeon died suddenly in 1950, he returned to London to take over his father's practice, and became a gifted hard-working surgeon at Victoria Hospital Westminster and Saint_Joseph's Hospitals in London, Ontario. He enjoyed golf and was a long time member of the London Hunt and Country Club. A Memorial Service will be conducted at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street at Dufferin Avenue, London on Tuesday, September 18 at 2: 00 p.m. by Rev. Robert C. RIPLEY. A private graveside family service will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged. www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca

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

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PHILLIPPI o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-03 published
MANTO, Norma Jean (née BEIRNES)
Of Walkerton, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 in her 75th year. Beloved mother of Kathy and Bob DAVIS of Elmwood, Don of Brant Twp., Roger and Vicki of Clifford; grandmother of Nicole and Michael and special friend Bobbi-Lynn PHILLIPPI. Dear sister of Jack BEIRNES of Lucknow, Bill BEIRNES of Wingham and Helen and Bev BANKS of Hanover. Pre-deceased by her husband Eldon; brother Clifford and parents William and Elizabeth (SHIELDS) BEIRNES. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 04, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, Brant Twp. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery, Brant Township. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-25 published
PHILLIPS, Russell
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Russell, who passed away July 31, 2003.
You will live forever in our hearts.
- Love, Elva and Family.
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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-24 published
ACHESON, Lorne Victor
On August 1, 2007, a funeral service was held to celebrate the 86 year life of Lorne Victor Acheson who passed away suddenly on July 28, 2007.
Lorne was born and raised on a farm in Proton Township and as a boy, he attended S.S.#2 School sometimes known as the "Acheson School" until old enough to work on the farm. In 1942, he, along with his father, Stanley ACHESON, took over a live-stock trucking business that Lorne would continue to operate for 54 years.
On July 7, 1951, Lorne married Roma CHANDLER who had moved to the area as a high school mathematics teacher. Having been raised in the rather nomadic home of a United Church minister, Roma often commented that she never really had a permanent home until she met and married Lorne and adopted Dundalk as her home. Lorne and Roma raised a family of four children: Edward (Ted), Kenneth, Elizabeth (Beth), and Joyce. Roma passed away on November 24, 1979 after a lengthy battle with cancer and Lorne was to continue his life's journey on his own.
He continued on his own but definitely not alone While he kept busy at his trucking business, he also volunteered for years with the Dundalk Agricultural Society, as well as maintaining his involvement with the Dundalk Lions Club up until the time of his death. In his later years, he became a' "special friend" with Doris LANGDON and together they enjoyed two sets of in-laws, cousins and grandchildren. "Aunt" Doris was certainly the tonic that added years to his life.
Reverend Janet ERIKSEN officiated a service that was held in a packed church on a beautiful late summer day. Reverend Janet delivered the eulogy. Gospel readings were done by Lorne's granddaughters Olivia and Holly ACHESON. Olivia remembered a story of Grandpa, when learning that Olivia was going to England to study Archeology, telling her that there were lots of potatoes in Badjeros that needed digging. Jim DOLMER shared memories of "Uncle Lorne" when Jim was growing up and Janine GOSTICK shared her memories of "Grandpa." Ian LEITH played a lovely rendition of "Whispering Hope", Lorne's favourite gospel tune. Pallbearers were grand_sons Ted CLARKE, Allan CLARKE, Robert CLARKE, Jesse ACHESON, Steven GOSTICK, Kevin ACHESON, and Ryan ALDCORN. Flowerbearers were granddaughters Olivia ACHESON, Holly ACHESON, Melissa ACHESON, Heather ACHESON, Janine GOSTICK, Jackie CLARKE, Carlene ALDCORN, Randi ALDCORN, and Emily PHILLIPS. Special music was provided by Mary NICHOLLS, Dundalk United Church Choir, and Ian LEITH.
It is very hard to capsulize 86 years in a few paragraphs. A brief summary was included in the funeral service bulletin, simply titled:
Our Dad
A simple man in the best sense of the description. A humble man. A kind, loving and caring husband and father. A man who wanted only what he needed and needed little. Born and raised on a farm during the Depression, he was blessed with an inherent humility that, over his lifetime, became a more rare trait in people. Obviously we have no recollection of him as a youngster, only stories heard.
He loved the farm life. As hard-scrabble a life as it seems to us, he took pride (the little he had) in a job well done. He loved a new-born calf, a fat steer, a "hot" market, a fast trotter, and the smell of alfalfa curing in the windrow.
He loved his community and never yearned to move on to better opportunities elsewhere but rather to help improve the community he was in. As somewhat of a creature of habit, he loved his special places and routines. Anyone who knew him always knew where he could be found. Early mornings in his later years would find him at the Highway 10 Breakfast Club. On Sunday morning, he could be found in the same pew down to the left of the minister. On Tuesday morning he could be found at the Keady Auction Market in the same seat down to the left of the auctioneer. Just as he had been during his fifty-four year career as a live stock trucker, he continued to be a "morning person" in his retirement. He loved his church as any devout Christian would. Most of all, he loved his family. He loved family gatherings with a Sunday afternoon picnic on the front lawn. He loved his parents, his siblings, his wife, his special friend and her extended family and he loved us. He loved his many Friends that he met along the way. If you are reading this, should know that you were one of them.
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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-28 published
PHILLIPS, Lloyd George
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Thursday, November 22, 2007, Lloyd George PHILLIPS of Markdale. Beloved husband of Ruth TEETER. Loving father of Shawna of Markdale. Brother of Marie SILVERTHORN of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents William and Mary PHILLIPS, sister Jean MacINTOSH and brothers William, Wilfred and Nelson. The family received Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. where a funeral service was held on Monday, November 26, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment was in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations were directed to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or charity of choice.
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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-06 published
VAIR, Mona Warner (née AYRES)
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at Central Place on Friday morning, January 5th, 2007. Mona Warner VAIR (née AYRES,) of Owen Sound, in her 89th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Rev. Allan H. (Mike) VAIR. Loving mother of Pamela VAIR and her husband, Bill HALEY, of Owen Sound and Penny VAIR and her husband, Mike PHILLIPS, of Leith. Proud grandmother of Michael VAIR- HALEY and Kendra VAIR- HALEY. Dear friend to Doctor Susan COREY. Mona will be sadly missed by her brother, Bob AYRES and her two sisters, Beatrice WOOLEVER and Muriel FRASER. Predeceased by her parents, Jack and Mabel AYRES and her two brothers, Ted and Jim AYRES. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Sunday from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service to celebrate Mona's life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 865 - 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound on Monday, January 8th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Ted CREEN officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound at a later date. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to an Education Bursary at the O.S.C.V.I. in memory of Mona VAIR as your expression of sympathy. Messages may be sent to brian@woodfuneralhome.ca

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-03 published
MALONEY, Helen or “Lena” (née PHILLIPS)
Passed away, surrounded by her family at Meaford Hospital on Friday, June 29, 2007 in her 87th year. Survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Larry (Lawrence Owen), her sons, Peter and partner Jin ZHE (Meaford, Ontario and Changchun, China,) Denny and wife Lyn (London, Ontario and Naples, Florida), Terry (London, Ontario), and Murray and wife Joani (Meaford, Ontario). Predeceased by her sons Larry, Jr. and Philip. Grandmother of Kevin and fiancée Nicole (Dallas, Texas), Craig and wife Sherry (Toronto, Ontario), Karen ZIMMERMAN and husband Craig (Oakland, Iowa,) Kelly (Pickering, Ontario), Michael (London, Ontario), Chris and Brendan (Meaford, Ontario,) and Andrea FISCHER and husband Chris (Wasaga Beach, Ontario.) Great-grandmother of Haley Navaisha MALONEY and Ava FISCHER. Predeceased by her sister, Evangeline, and her brothers, Dimitri (Jimmy) and Cyril (Carl), she is missed by sister, Nadejda (Annie) RAINVILLE (Toronto, Ontario,) her brother, Methody (Ted) PHILLIPS (Lackawanna, New York), daughter-in-law of Suzanne MALONEY. sister-in-law, Wynn (Newmarket, Ontario) and nieces and nephews, Dianne PAPADOPOLOUS, Gerry RAINVILLE, Sharon RAINVILLE, Stacey DELMONT, Shelley VRANJES, Peter PHILLIPS, Johnny PHILLIPS, Ed PHILLIPS, George MALONEY, Mike MALONEY, Mary MALONEY, Mark MALONEY, Bridget MALONEY, Carole BEST, Tommy BEAUVAIS, Peggy BEAUVAIS, Brian BEAUVAIS, Diane PIRIE, Cathy BEAUVAIS, Paul MALONEY, Tim MALONEY, Pat MALONEY, Helen HUTCHINGS, Fred RAPLEY, Penney BROWN, Elizabeth LEATHERDALE, and Georgea WAFFLE. Born May 27, 1921 in Toronto, eldest of six children born in Canada to Dina and Petre FILEFF, former Greek and Turkish subjects, from Western Macedonian mountain village of Trsye, who immigrated after World War I and adopted the anglicized name PHILLIPS. Lived on Wilkins Avenue in Cabbagetown area of Toronto. Attended Sackville Street School and Central Tech. Attended St. Cyril and Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church. Lifetime member of Daughters of Macedonia and Trsye Benevolent Society. Raised through the depression, she worked as a housekeeper and seamstress, for room and board and going dancing with sisters “Vee” and “Annie” at the Palais Royale or Masonic Temple. During the early years of World War 2 she met, and fell in love with a gentleman of the Air Corps, then Royal Canadian Air Force Airman L.O. MALONEY, to whom she was wed in 1943, after he returned from radar duty in England. Helen joined Larry when he was stationed at Royal Canadian Air Force Station Bagotville in 1944. After Sgt. MALONEY's demobilization, they started a family, living in a flat on Balsam Avenue in the Beach area of Toronto. While in Toronto, the family were members of Saint Michael's diocese. In 1951 the family moved to Point-aux-Trembles area of Montréal and later to St. Michel (1953-1972) at the northeast end of Montréal Island. While in Montréal, the family were members of St. Brendan's diocese. In 1972, moved to Scarborough, Ontario. Following Larry's early retirement in 1978, Helen and Larry wintered in Largo, Florida for 28 years of well-earned recreation and leisure time. In 2003, Helen and Larry moved to the family estate near Meaford, Ontario. Helen was the consummate homemaker, a skilled manager, budgeter, purchaser, chef, knitter, sewer, clothier, seamstress, launderer, cleaner, practical nurse and psychologist. She made it all seem easy. To children she was a cub and scout organizer, protector, comforter, supporter and healer. To her peers she was a graceful dancer, astute bridge partner, champion bowler, occasional golfer and good fun to be with at social events. To her husband, Larry, she was a lifelong friend, companion, partner and counsellor. Larry says that Helen saved him from an unstable life pursuing impractical daydreams. Between 1945 in Toronto and 1963 in Montreal, Helen gave birth to six sons. It was the great regret of her life that she never had a daughter, and so it was that she had a special affection for her nieces, grand-daughters and great-granddaughters. Helen was, in a category she herself sometimes applied to people, a “giver”. She was a good person with commendable standards of conduct and morality. Helen was always concerned about the feelings of others, always ready to lend a helping hand, always ready with a kind word. There are very few like her. She will be missed. Service held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 July 2007 at Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, 60 Denmark Street, Meaford, Ontario. (519) 538 2550 Visitation begins at noon. The family receives visitors at home following service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Society.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-23 published
PHILLIPS, Lloyd George
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Thursday November 22, 2007, Lloyd George PHILLIPS of Markdale. Beloved husband of Ruth TEETER. Loving father of Shawna of Markdale. Brother of Marie SILVERTHORN of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents William and Mary PHILLIPS, sister Jean MacINTOSH and brothers William, Wilfred and Nelson. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Sunday from 2-4: 00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Monday November 26th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-05 published
ABRAM, Rose (formerly PHILLIPS)
At Strathroy General Hospital on January 3rd, 2007 surrounded by her family Rose ABRAM in her 88th year went to be with the Lord. Survived by her dear husband Angus ABRAM. Lovingly remembered by her daughters and sons, Nora KENNEDY, Liz (Louie) WARREN, Delores DOXTATOR, Patricia (Tony) CORNELIUS, Dee (Ralph) CHARLES, Kenneth (Eileen) PHILLIPS, Rena DOCKSTADER, Charlene (MITCHELL) PHILLIPS, Marilyn ELIJAH, Clara (Cameron) ELIJAH, David (Melissa) PHILLIPS. Sadly missed by 56 grandchildren, 103 great-grandchildren, 51 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 1st husband Thomas PHILLIPS 1971, sons Murphy PHILLIPS, Floyd PHILLIPS 1991 and infant baby girl, sisters Emily, Thelma, Caroline, brothers Abram and John. Relatives and Friends may call at Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Friday, 7-9 p.m. Saturday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to follow on Sunday commencing at 1 p.m. Interment Oneida Settlement.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
PHILLIPS, William
In loving memory of William, who passed away January 8th, 2006. He is only away in your thoughts and your heart you are always together Never apart. In your sorrow, remember He's only away Though he may not be with you The memories stay And in time, when the hurt Isn't too much to bear, Whenever you look in your heart He'll be there. Love your wife, Lillian and family.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
PHILLIPS, Vivian Maxine (née McKIBBIN)
Of Extendicare, Port Stanley on Monday, January 8, 2006, at her late residence, surrounded by her loving family in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Charles 'Charlie" PHILLIPS and dearly loved mother of Ronald and his wife Shirley PHILLIPS, Jeff PHILLIPS, Michael and his wife Demi PHILLIPS and Cheryl and her husband Garry LALE. Dear sister of Greta WILSON of Saint Thomas and June BALAZS of Tillsonburg. Dear mother-in-law of Roberta PHILLIPS, Marg BARENDREGT, Tina PHILLIPS and the late Betty Jane PHILLIPS. Dear sister-in-law of Ruth BAXTER and the late Graham (Bud) PHILLIPS. Cherished grandmother of Larry PHILLIPS, Tracey DAVIES and her husband Rob, James and his wife Maureen BARENDREGT, Peter PHILLIPS and his partner Kate McVITTIE, Steve PHILLIPS and his wife Kathy, Sondra GANTNER, Jed PHILLIPS, Greg LALE, Brent LALE and his wife Melissa, Michael LALE and his partner Jodi MARISSEN, David LALE and his wife Danielle. Predeceased by a great-grand_son Jamie. Dear great-grandmother of Paul, Brandi, Ashley, Michelle, Emily, Nicholas, Veronica, Jackie, Bobby, Chelsey, Jackson, Dylan, and Kaitlyn and also survived by five great-great-grandchildren. Maxine was born September 7, 1920 in Elgin County the daughter of the late Russell and Bessie (KENNEDY) McKIBBIN. There will be no visitation or public service. A private family service will be held. Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes in Calton Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Saint_Joseph's Hospital Neo Natal Unit or the Elgin County Archives. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-11-26 published
Four widows die in crash
Friends who rarely missed a church event, they were heading home from a church supper before the collision.
By Jane SIMS and Kate DALEY, Special To Sun Media, Mon., November 26, Four women died as a result of a head-on crash involving a minivan and a car on Keil Drive near McNaughton Avenue in Chatham Saturday. (Sarah FRALEIGH, Chatham Daily News)
They were four pillars of a Chatham Anglican church, heading home from a church supper when tragedy struck.
Yesterday, the congregation at Holy Trinity Anglican Church was mourning the loss of four good Friends who rarely missed a church service or event.
The four women died Saturday night after their car was struck head-on in Chatham by a minivan that crossed the centre line on a small curve of Keil Drive near McNaughton Avenue.
Police yesterday hadn't identified the women, but others confirmed they are Jean RIPLEY, 86, Marion DAWSON and sisters Bernice PHILLIPS, 83, and Verna NEAVES, 82, all of Chatham.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, police said.
The van's 47-year-old male driver, also of Chatham, was taken to hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.
Police hadn't identified him.
The four women were trapped in the car and had to be cut from the wreckage. Three died at the scene and a fourth while being taken to hospital.
All four women were widows and devoted members of the church for decades.
"They were delightful people to be around," said church Deacon Elaine WILCOX. "We just loved them.
"It's a very profound loss because they were always present. It was their continual presence that will be missed."
WILCOX said the church "really was their community. That was their life."
The church is in the midst of helping to plan four funerals. Yesterday's service was an emotional one, WILCOX said.
"It will be difficult for us to be able to come to grips with it," she said.
The women had just left an annual roast beef dinner at the church and were believed to be on their way home.
The two sisters lived in the nearby Trillium Village apartments, RIPLEY at the nearby Residence on the Thames retirement community.
RIPLEY's son is Bob RIPLEY, senior minister at London's Metropolitan United Church and a weekly Free Press religion columnist.
"She died doing something she loved and that was being with people," he said.
He said his mother was a life-long member of the church, and she and his father were married there in 1941.
She always sat in pew No. 19.
RIPLEY was a pioneer in early childhood education in Chatham and began the Fun With Friends program. She headed it for 28 years.
"You couldn't go anywhere with my mom in Chatham without someone speaking to her," her son said.
All four women were involved in the Anglican Church Women and at various times were deeply involved with "the Pie Ladies," a group that made meat pies once a month at the church for sale.
All four women often lunched together after church.
"The biggest shock of all was because people had talked to them that night," said Tom GORDON, the church treasurer.
The suggestion alcohol might have been a cause has made the shock sickening.
"That makes it even worse doesn't it?" GORDON said. "Such a waste."
If alcohol was a factor, it's a "sobering message," said Janine CARR, co-president of the Chatham chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
"It's very sad, very tragic and very sobering because it's four ladies," she said.
Only 20 minutes before the crash, she said, she was riding on a Santa Claus parade float with 15 children for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada through the intersection where the crash occurred.
WILCOX said church members are leaning on each other and their faith to get through the tragedy.
"We'll get through this week and support each other."

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-06-13 published
PHILLIPS, Lela Jane (née BONUS)
Passed away peacefully, at Sunset Manor, on Monday June 4th, 2007, in her 87th year. Lela, (née BONUS) beloved wife of the late Oscar. Loving mother of Gary and his wife Sharon of Wasaga Beach, Bill and Tom and his wife Lesley, all of Collingwood. Dear grandma of Greg, Michael, Bill, Cassandra, Deena, Theresa, Haley, Lucas, Amanda, Tommy, Kristen, Ryan and Brent. Great-grandma of sixteen. Predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Following Mrs. PHILLIPS wishes, cremation has taken place. Donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood. www.chattersonfuneralhome.com
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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-13 published
GAIN, Frances Loretta (née MacKEY) (July 14, 1914-June 11, 2007)
Loving wife of James Frederick GAIN (1986.) Mother to Danny, Peter, Paul, Anne, Jerome, Irene, Loretta and Jeannette. Proud grandmother of sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Survived by sister Cecilia PHILLIPS and pre-deceased by siblings Art, Vince and Helen MacKEY and Kit COE. Frances passed away surrounded by her children and will always be remembered for her selfless devotion to her family, her wonderful sense of humour, a special gift for storytelling and her constant whistling. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Kensington Gardens for their tender care and support. Friends may call at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West (one block east of Runnymede Rd.) on Wednesday, June 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass from St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, 2300 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga at 11: 00 a.m. Thursday. Friends are asked to go directly to the church on the day of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kensington Gardens Life Enhancement Programs would be appreciated.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-07 published
PHILLIPS, George Tony
Passed away on Thursday September 6, 2007 at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto in his 85th year. Loved son of the late Demana LAVDAKI and Tony PHILLIPS, native of Andarticon, Greece. Predeceased by his cherished wife and best friend Catherine Emma CRATCHLEY. George will also be remembered by daughters Pauline and Christine, granddaughters Tia and Aurora, great-granddaughter Madison, brothers Paul and Dan and extended family in Greece. During World War 2 George served with the Royal Navy aboard the King George V. As a result of his wartime Naval experience he developed a lifelong interest in sailing. He was a life member of Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club and the Toronto Board of Education War Veterans' Association. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Private family service to be held. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
PHILLIPS, Roger
Passed away peacefully on September 6, 2007, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, at age 72. Terribly missed but with many cherished memories by his wife Wendy, his sister Joy (Ron), his children Susan (Scott), Sara (David), Ruth (Tim), Anthony (Nicole), Christopher (Fiona), and Laura (Nicholas), and his grandchildren Alexander, Rachel, Victoria, Adam, Emma, and Coen. Roger passionately enjoyed his 36 years working with British Airways. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221), on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at The Meeting House, 2700 Bristol Circle (Hwy. 403 and Dundas area), Oakville, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to roger. Phillips@wardfh.com.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-11 published
JARVIS, Kenneth Phillips, S.B.St.J., Q.C., R.C.A., sculptor, lawyer
Peacefully in his 81st year at Centennial Place in Millbrook, Ontario on September 8, 2007. Beloved husband of Marie Hearn. Father of Brian (Diana). Grandfather of Amelia and Olivia. Brother of Elizabeth MINCHIN. Predeceased by his mother Dorothy Aunger PHILLIPS, father Guy Meredith JARVIS and brother Leonard. Former Secretary of the Law Society of Upper Canada and member and former President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Visitation to take place on Friday, September 14 from 7-9 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). Service in the Bedford chapel on Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to The Order of Saint_John-Federal District, Suite 400, 1900 City Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1J 1A3 or The Osgoode Society, Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N6.

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

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
PHILLIPS, Cecilia Elizabeth (née MacKEY)
(August 21, 1912-October 6, 2007)
Loving wife of Reid W. PHILLIPS (1981.) Pre-deceased by siblings Art, Vince and Helen MacKEY, Kit COE and Frances GAIN. Aunt Cile will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews for her kind heart, generous spirit, wonderful sense of humour and her beautiful voice. Special thanks to the staff at the O'Neil Centre where Cecilia resided and acted as the President of the Resident Council for the last ten years. A celebration of her life will take place at the O'Neil Centre at 11: 00 a.m. October 23.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-18 published
MORGAN, Dorothy Ann Mary (née PHILLIPS)
(February 1, 1909-October 14, 2007)
In the company of her daughter, son and elder granddaughter, Ann (Dolly) MORGAN died peacefully on the evening of October 14, 2007. It was the end of an astonishing life. Born in London, she learned the city by heart, developing a particular affection for 'her' bridge, Westminster, across which she so often crossed from her home in Kennington. She remembered the First World War, growing into adulthood in the vibrant 1920s, and life in the London of Olivier and Toscanini in the 1930s. While teaching school she met Islwyn MORGAN. They married in 1935 and moved to Cardiff, where their children Janet (1937), Richard (1945) and John (1948), were born. In 1958 the family emigrated to Canada. After Islwyn died in 1966, most of the MORGANs moved to British Columbia, and Dolly eventually settled in Vancouver. There she later was fortunate enough to meet and marry Clem PENNEY. Dolly thoroughly enjoyed her new life. Even after Clem's death in 2002, Dolly maintained her own household until an illness required her move to Carlton Gardens in Burnaby, where she spent her last few months very comfortably.
Dolly is survived by her daughter, Janet and son, John, as well as daughters-in-law Bronwen and Jeannine, and former son-in-law Norman WEBSTER. She was predeceased by her elder son Richard (1990) and son-in-law Bob BACON (1998.) In addition, Dolly was deeply fortunate to enjoy grandchildren Julian (Cindy), Chris, Sarah and Sian (Buz), and great-grandchildren Helena, Rhys, Brandon and Dylan.
Dolly's interests ranged widely. She was an addicted (and accomplished) crossword puzzler, avidly attacking the Globe's infamous Saturday puzzles, though even when she attained the right answer, she admitted she could not always fathom the clues. She read voraciously, particularly enjoying mysteries; she also had a lifelong passion for classical music and theatre. She possessed a quick mind, a strong wit, a good sense of humour, a commitment to left-wing politics, a convinced doubt concerning religion and yet an appreciation of its music and ceremony, a belief in the necessity of charity and a dedication to her family.
Living ninety-eight years, Dolly became not only the grand matriarch, but also an institution, in the MORGAN family. She was much loved and we all miss her beyond our ability to say. Nos da, Dolly.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
LAWRENCE, Albert Walter
Passed away in Aurora, Ontario on Sunday, October 14, 2007 at the age of 94. Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Minnie LAWRENCE, and siblings Charles, Jack, Bill LAWRENCE, Alice George and niece Virginia PONZO. Survived by niece Lillian PHILLIPS, nephew Bob LAWRENCE, niece Ann HAMILTON and their families. He served in World War 2 with Queen's York Rangers in the Royal Canadian Army. Albert was a longtime employee with the North York Board of Education and was a longtime resident of Leaside, pursuing his hobby of painting. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 12 noon-2 p.m. on Thursday, October 25th. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
MASTERSON, Margaret Catherine
Born November 26th, 1908 died peacefully in her 99th year of life surrounded by her family and extended family at The Houses of Providence where Margaret spent the last happy seven years of her life. She was the last surviving child of the late Patrick and Anastasia MASTERSON. She was preceded by her sisters, Teresa McDONOUGH, Mary KILLEEN and Dorothy MASTERSON, and by her twin, Father John MASTERSON, S.J. and by her brother Leo and James. She leaves to mourn, her nieces, Aileen HORGAN, Margaret McDONOUGH, Teresa PHILLIPS, Pauline MOHAN and Patricia McDONOUGH and her Nephew, Brian McDONOUGH. She will be missed greatly by the Horgan family, Michael and his wife Mary Ellen WINTERMEYER and their children Helen SERVICK and Deirdre McLEOD, Brian, Margaret, Aileen and her husband John McGRATH and their daughter Kate, Gabrielle, Dr. Caroline HORGAN and her husband Doug BELL and their children Hillary and Grace BELL. Her funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 20th, 2007 at 11: 00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto. We would like to thank the staff at Providence under the leadership Elaine CHAN for the wonderful care that our aunt received and for treating her with the utmost respect and dignity. In lieu of flowers please send a donation in her memory to the Providence Healthcare Foundation.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
MORGAN, Dorothy Ann Mary (née PHILLIPS)
(February 1, 1909-October 14, 2007)
In the company of her daughter, son and elder granddaughter, Ann (Dolly) MORGAN died peacefully on the evening of October 14, 2007. It was the end of an astonishing life. Born in London, she learned the city by heart, developing a particular affection for 'her' bridge, Westminster, across which she so often crossed from her home in Kennington She remembered the First World War, growing into adulthood in the vibrant 1920s, and life in the London of Olivier and Toscanini in the 1930s. While teaching school she met Islwyn MORGAN. They married in 1935 and moved to Cardiff, where their children Janet (1937), Richard (1945) and John (1948), were born. In 1958 the family emigrated to Canada. After Islwyn died in 1966, most of the MORGANs moved to British Columbia, and Dolly eventually settled in Vancouver. There she later was fortunate enough to meet and marry Clem PENNEY. Dolly thoroughly enjoyed her new life. Even after Clem's death in 2002, Dolly maintained her own household until an illness required her move to Carlton Gardens in Burnaby, where she spent her last few months very comfortably.
Dolly is survived by her daughter, Janet and son, John, as well as daughters-in-law Bronwen and Jeannine, and former son-in-law Norman WEBSTER. She was predeceased by her elder son Richard (1990) and son-in-law Bob BACON (1998.) In addition, Dolly was deeply fortunate to enjoy grandchildren Julian (Cindy), Chris, Sarah and Sian (Buz), and great-grandchildren Helena, Rhys, Brandon and Dylan.
Dolly's interests ranged widely. She was an addicted (and accomplished) crossword puzzler, avidly attacking the Globe's infamous Saturday puzzles, though even when she attained the right answer, she admitted she could not always fathom the clues. She read voraciously, particularly enjoying mysteries; she also had a lifelong passion for classical music and theatre. She possessed a quick mind, a strong wit, a good sense of humour, a commitment to left-wing politics, a convinced doubt concerning religion and yet an appreciation of its music and ceremony, a belief in the necessity of charity and a dedication to her family.
Living ninety-eight years, Dolly became not only the grand matriarch, but also an institution, in the Morgan family. She was much loved and we all miss her beyond our ability to say. Nos da, Dolly.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
Police fatally shoot man in Kitchener
By The Canadian Press, Page A7
Kitchener, Ontario -- A man was fleeing with stolen prescription drugs when he was shot and killed Tuesday night by a Waterloo regional police officer.
The death of Trevor GRAHAM, 26, of Kitchener marked just the second time in 30 years that a local officer has killed anyone with a service pistol.
Mr. GRAHAM was leaving a Shoppers Drug Mart store at about 9: 30 p.m. when two uniformed officers responding to a robbery call met him in the front vestibule between two sets of doors.
There was a brief exchange before one of the officers shot Mr. GRAHAM once in the chest.
Frank PHILLIPS, a spokesman for the provincial special investigations unit, couldn't say if Mr. GRAHAM was armed or if there was a struggle before the fatal shooting.
"I don't know that for sure," he said. "We have to find out exactly what led the officer to draw her pistol and fire."
The special investigations unit, which looks into all police incidents in which civilians are killed or seriously injured, has assigned five investigators and three forensic technicians to the case.
The constable who fired the fatal shot, a five-year police veteran, remains on active, front-line duty.
"There's no reason to suspend her," Inspector Bryan LARKIN said. "There's no reason to reassign her."
witnesses: said they saw an officer trying to resuscitate a man lying in the entranceway of the store.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-26 published
4 elderly women killed after church supper
By Matt HARTLEY, Page A1
Every Monday night Verna NEAVES and her sister, Beatrice PHILLIPS, would gather with a group of retirees in a small kitchen in the back of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Chatham, Ontario, to make pies. Around town, the group was known as the "pie ladies," and their delicious beef and turkey pies were so popular people often waited months for their orders to be filled. Mrs. NEAVES was particularly adept at rolling the crusts for the pies, which the group would freeze and then sell to raise money for their church.
On Saturday night both sisters and a pair of Friends were killed in a head-on collision while driving home from a roast-beef supper at the church. Police say the driver of the minivan that crossed over into their lane and caused the wreckage may have been drinking, and the families of the pair of great-grandmothers are furious.
Mrs. NEAVES, 82, and Mrs. PHILLIPS, 83, together left behind four children, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. NEAVES's daughter-in-law, Bonnie, said she and her husband, Larry, were at their son's house in London when they heard the terrible news shortly after midnight yesterday.
"We're still in shock, it really hasn't registered yet," she said yesterday evening. "It just hasn't sunk in."
When she found out that the man driving the 1993 Mercury Villager which crashed into the car her mother-in-law was travelling in may have been drinking, she was angry.
"Because he's alive, and four elderly women are dead."
The crash trapped all four women inside the vehicle, each one having to be cut from the twisted metal of the 2003 Ford Focus, Chatham-Kent police said.
The four Friends were driving on a two-lane road in the town of Chatham, located about 80 kilometres east of Windsor, around 6: 40 p.m. Saturday, when the minivan crossed the centre line and slammed into their car, killing three of the women on impact.
The fourth woman died en route to hospital.
"Alcohol was a factor," Chatham-Kent police Staff Sergeant Brian BISKEY said.
The driver of the minivan, a 47-year-old Chatham man, was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries, according to police.
Keil Drive north of Grand Avenue West in Chatham was closed for more than four hours while officers cleared the crash site.
Police did not release the names of any of the women and an investigation is ongoing. No charges have been laid.
Mrs. NEAVES was a devoted family woman who was always helping out at bake sales and charity auctions, her daughter-in-law said.
"She liked to know what was going on with everybody in the family," Ms. NEAVES said.
Margaret KELLY was married to Mrs. NEAVES's and Mrs. PHILLIPS's only brother, Bruce, and had known the two sisters for more than 60 years.
Although they hadn't spoken as often since the death of her husband, Ms. KELLY said she still exchanged birthday and Christmas cards with both of them.
She said the area where the crash happened was "roughly 500 feet" from where her sisters-in-law lived.
"It's terrible," she said.
A funeral for both sisters is scheduled for Wednesday in Chatham.

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PHILLIPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-31 published
GRANT, Stuart Turner (1922-2007)
Passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on December 29, 2007 at the age of 85. Pre-deceased by his darling wife Shirley in 2004. Lovingly mourned by sons Robert and Brenda of Waterloo, William and Patti of Vancouver and daughter Jennifer and Jack BAER of Houston, Texas. Also mourned by grand_sons Trevor and Sarah of Waterloo, Andrew and Christina of Squamish, Robert of Vancouver and granddaughter Alison and Andrew PHILLIPS of Ottawa. Stuart was born in Toronto where he received his early schooling. He later graduated from Carleton University, Ottawa with a diploma in Public Administration and did postgraduate work at the University of London in Air Law. As a wartime pilot, Stuart completed a tour of operations with 519 Squadron Royal Air Force coastal command in the Norwegian Sea between Norway, Iceland, Scotland and Spitzbergen. For a period after World War 2, he was an airline pilot in the United States and in the late forties joined the Department of Transport as an Air Regulations Inspector in the Toronto Region. In 1950, he went to Ottawa where he served in numerous administrative and operational posts. He has investigated numerous aircraft accidents including a fatal crash of a large jet aircraft near Montreal in 1963. Over a number of years he was responsible for planning the continuing use of Canadian Civil Aviation resources in time of war or North Atlantic Treaty Organization emergency. For several years he served as Civil Air Atttache with the Canadian High Commission in London. He returned to Ottawa in 1970 to become Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Transport. In 1973, Stuart became Director, Civil Aviation Security, where he developed and coordinated with airports and airlines the early elements of the Canadian Civil Aviation Security Program. Between 1977 and 1980 he served as Canada's Permanent Representative on the Council of International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal whose principal function is to ensure the safe and orderly growth of International Civil Aviation throughout the world. In 1980 he left the Federal Government after 36½ years and joined the Air Transport Association of Canada as Vice-President until his retirement there in 1989 where he took on the post of Executive Director of the Northern Air Transport Association with its headquarters in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He retired from Northern Air Transport Association at the end of 1995. In 1952 he became a member of the Gyro Club of Ottawa and served as its President in 1964. He has been a member of the K-W Gyro Club as well as the K-W Senior Gyro Club for a number of years. With his wife Shirley, they moved to Waterloo in 1991 and enjoyed many benefits of this great community. Friends are invited to share their memories of Stuart with his family at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9. The service to celebrate Stuart's life will be held at First United Church, Waterloo (King and William) on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged through the funeral home - 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Stuart, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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PHILLS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
PHILLS, Doctor Harry Roland
Peacefully on Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Doctor Harry Roland PHILLS husband of Teresa (BERMENT.) Dear father of Martin. Loved brother of Ernest and Aggrey. Lovingly remembered by many colleagues and Friends. A Private Service will be held. A Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date. Those who wish may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Doctor PHILLS memory. Condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

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PHILLS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-04 published
Inspired to overcome racism, he became Canada's first black high commissioner
In Nova Scotia, he started an influential newspaper. In Ottawa, he became an important player in the civil service
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Halifax -- A career public servant who broke race barriers on his way to becoming Canada's first black high commissioner, James Calbert BEST didn't see himself as an activist.
The only son of a spirited human-rights defender and a quiet railway porter, Mr. BEST, who was best known as Cal, entered the civil service as a young man in the late 1940s after he and his mother started Nova Scotia's first black newspaper.
In 1946, while still a university student in Halifax, he and his mother Carrie BEST, began publishing The Clarion. Aside from covering local news, sports and social happenings, the paper took on deeper racial issues facing black people in Nova Scotia and across North America.
"The town [New Glasgow] has a daily and weekly newspaper, but the publication that creates the most talk on the street is The Clarion, that has grown from a church bulletin to the most powerful Negro newspaper in Canada today," Will R. Bird wrote in his 1950 book, This is Nova Scotia.
Mr. BEST and his mother used their newspaper to publicize the case of a black Nova Scotian named Viola Desmond. In 1946, Ms. Desmond, who has been referred to as a Canadian Rosa Parks, was arrested and fined for sitting in the "whites only" section of the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow.
"We do have many of the privileges which are denied our southern brothers, but we often wonder if the kind of segregation we receive here is not more cruel in the very subtlety of its nature. Nowhere do we encounter signs that read 'No Colored' or the more diplomatic little paste boards which say 'Select Clientele,' but at times it might be better. At least much consequent embarrassment might be saved for all concerned," Mr. BEST wrote after Ms. Desmond's arrest. The Clarion ceased publication in 1956.
Years before Ms. Desmond's case, Mr. BEST and his mother experienced a similar incident in a New Glasgow movie theatre. While sitting downstairs in the whites-only section, as they often did, management told them to go to the balcony. They were told that someone had complained. After refusing to move, they were evicted and the police were called. They were charged with disturbing the peace and eventually convicted and fined. They sued for loss of dignity, but lost.
"I wouldn't want this [experience] to be seen as colouring his life. I heard about this incident once in my life," said his daughter, Christene BEST. "It inspired him more than anything else. To get out of New Glasgow and to thumb his nose at anyone who thought he wasn't deserving of 'loss of dignity.' "
Born in 1926, Mr. BEST grew up on South Washington Street in what was considered an integrated part of New Glasgow. While the legal segregation of Nova Scotia's schools didn't end until 1954, long after he completed his education, Mr. BEST never spoke about the racism he must have faced growing up in a small, industrial town.
"My grandmother considered herself an activist; my father didn't," his daughter said.
While his mother was busy organizing protests or holding poetry readings to raise money to help pay a black family's taxes, Mr. BEST spent his time as a child playing baseball or hockey on the pond behind their house.
He identified more with his father Albert, a man he called "the kindest, gentlest man I've ever known." As a child, he loved to run down to the railway station when he knew his father was returning home after days away.
After high school, Mr. BEST headed to the bustling wartime city of Halifax. Having a thyroid condition, he was unable to serve in the military. In 1948, he graduated with a degree in political science and a diploma in journalism from the University of King's College and went on to postgraduate work in public administration. He initially believed that the only careers open to a young black man in Nova Scotia were in teaching or on the railway, but his mind changed when he saw an advertisement for junior positions in the public service. In 1949, he boarded the train with his father and headed to Ottawa to begin what would become a 49-year career as a senior public servant and, eventually, high commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago.
"It was exceedingly difficult to get into the public service if you were a person of colour" in the 1940s, said Senator Don Oliver, a former Halifax lawyer. "At a time when racism was rampant in the public service, he was able to virtually move to the top. Soon, people forgot to look at his colour."
When Mr. BEST arrived in Ottawa, he found few people who looked like him. In the Department of Labour, he may have been the only black person. It wasn't much different on the street. While riding the bus, he was occasionally asked how the Ottawa Rough Riders were doing that season - the assumption being that because he was black, he played football.
Nevertheless, he found postwar Ottawa exciting. The civil service was growing rapidly and Mr. BEST quickly became an important player in its development.
The same year he arrived in Ottawa, Mr. BEST met his future wife at a party and declared that "she was the prettiest girl I've ever met." In 1957, he and Doreen PHILLS married in Montreal and later had four children.
At the Department of Labour, Mr. BEST co-founded the Civil Service Association of Canada, which evolved into the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and served as its first president, from 1957 to 1966. "He played a huge role in bringing collective bargaining to the public service," said Patty Ducharme, Public Service Alliance of Canada's national executive vice-president.
In creating the organization, Mr. BEST used his diplomacy and strong negotiating skills to bring together two existing associations representing civil servants and to defuse the power struggles that threatened the new organization.
"He was such a dynamic person; such an intellectual," said Daryl Bean, a former Public Service Alliance of Canada president. "His influence and calming approach allowed for good debate. He seemed to be three steps ahead of most people."
After leaving the labour department, Mr. BEST served as a director in both the Office of the Comptroller of Treasury and the Department of Supply and Services before becoming assistant deputy minister in the Department of Manpower and Immigration in 1970. In 1978, he became executive director of immigration and demographic policy, holding that position until 1985.
In late 1978, he worked closely with minister Bud Cullen to relax immigration laws to bring about 600 Vietnamese refugees, who were stranded in Malaysian water aboard the tiny freighter Hai Hong, to Canada. Mr. BEST travelled to Asia to help process the boat people. One of the refugees painted a picture of him arriving on a boat with a Canadian flag.
In 1985, Mr. BEST was appointed Canadian high commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago. He retired after returning to Canada in 1988, but his public service continued. "He was incredibly proud to serve. He would always say, 'The Canadian people pay my salary,' Ms. BEST said. He was such a scrupulous civil servant that his daughter never knew how her father voted politically until after he retired.
Mr. BEST was appointed chair of a federal task force to look into the future of sports in Canada after the Ben Johnson steroid scandal. In 1992, the three-person task force produced the report "Sport - the Way Ahead." The report, which cost a reported $1-million to produce, was intended to be a guideline for the future development of sport in Canada. Among the recommendations were that Ottawa fund fewer sport agencies.
"He was the tall, silent type," said Lyle Makosky, a former assistant deputy minister of fitness and amateur sport, who recruited Mr. BEST for the task force. "He was an imposing man but he had a quiet gentleness about him."
Mr. BEST later conducted an investigation into allegations of racism involving the Canadian men's national basketball team. head coach Ken Shields was alleged to have been prejudiced against black players. Mr. BEST's investigation absolved Mr. Shields. In 1999, he served on another task force, this one looking into the participation of visible minorities in the federal public service.
"When he talked, you always knew he had something important to say," Mr. Makosky said.
For his work, Mr. BEST was awarded an honorary law degree from the University of King's College, where he served on the board of governors.
James Calbert BEST was born July 12, 1926, in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia He died of cancer in Ottawa on July 30, 2007. He was 81. Predeceased by his wife Doreen, he leaves his children Christene, Jamie, Stephen and Kevin; five grandchildren, close friend Suzanne LOZANO and foster sisters Berma and Sharon MARSHALL.

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PHILP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-04 published
The chase, the taxi and a neighbourhood in mourning
By Margaret PHILP and Omar EL AKKAD, Page A1
Toronto -- Monique and Aleisha were best Friends taking a taxi home from a relative's house in the early hours of Saturday morning. They would never know it, but they shared many mutual Friends with the 15-year-old boy racing blindly toward them in a stolen Acura being chased by two police cruisers. The three teens had even grown up in the same northwest Toronto neighbourhood.
The stolen car smashed into Monique and Aleisha's taxi at 2 a.m. on Saturday. By the time the sun came up, two of the three teens were dead and the third in hospital, clinging to life.
Friends have identified Monique McKNIGHT - a 16-year-old Grade 11 student at Toronto's Emery Collegiate Institute - as the teenager instantly killed in the collision, which took place when the stolen car crashed into two taxi cabs near the intersection of Finch and Islington in northwest Toronto.
Seated next to Ms. McKNIGHT was her best friend, 17-year-old Aleisha ASHLEY. Ms. ASHLEY was in critical condition at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre yesterday. The 15-year-old boy driving the stolen car was also taken to hospital, but died a few hours later.
Friends flocked to cyberspace to remember Ms. McKNIGHT, a girl described as a "sweetheart" who was funny and had a smile that "could light up a room."
"I couldn't believe it when I heard it. She was such a nice person she really didn't deserve to die," a friend named Vanessa said yesterday. "I just saw her and she was fine, now [she's] gone. Monique was one of the nicest people anyone could ever meet."
The 15-year-old boy who slammed into the taxis was speeding northbound in a stolen blue Acura on Islington Ave. near Finch in Etobicoke about 2 a.m. when two marked police cars, responding to a gun call, started a chase. After the collision, the teenage driver was taken to Sunnybrook, where he died from his injuries five hours later. The drivers of the two taxis escaped with minor injuries.
Friends of the 15-year-old driver described him as a social young man who grew up near the site of Saturday's accident and attended Monsignor Percy Johnson Catholic High School. Many of his Friends last saw the teenager late Friday night, when he attended a prom after-party.
Because of the two deaths, 12 investigators from the province's Special Investigations Unit have taken over the case from the Toronto Police Service, whose officials remain tight-lipped. Two Toronto police officers involved in the chase are being investigated, while five others are considered witnesses: in the probe into whether police should be charged in the accident.
The deaths are rekindling debate about the wisdom of police launching high-speed chases, some of which have killed and maimed scores of innocent bystanders over the years.
In recent years, following public outcry over the deaths of people mowed down by out-of-control vehicles fleeing pursuing officers, police services across North America have adopted tougher rules governing police chases.
In Ontario, new regulations to the Police Act were passed seven years ago that compel officers to weigh the urgency of arresting a suspect against the risk to public safety of a high-speed chase.

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PHIPPS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
GRIFFITHS, Myrtle Helen (née PHIPPS)
Peacefully on November 28, 2007 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert GRIFFITHS. Loving mother of John and his wife Brenda, and David GRIFFITHS. Cherished sister of Noble (Bill) PHIPPS. Myrtle will be fondly remembered by her family and Friends. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge Street, (5 blocks south of Lawrence Ave.) on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 from 10 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m., followed by a reception. Burial at Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 12013 Stn Brm B, Toronto, Ontario, M7Y 2L3.

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