McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-30 published
McLAREN, KEN
Ken McLAREN, one of this area's well-known and respected residents, passed away on Thursday, April 17 as the result of a heart attack. Ken was in his 84th year. He was a retired farmer, he was a loving uncle, a treasured neighbour and friend.
Kenneth, son of George and Alice McLAREN was born June 16, 1924 and spent most of his life working the family farm in Melancthon Township. He and his brother Delmar purchased the farm from their father George upon his retirement in 1972 Upon Ken's retirement in 1986 he moved into Dundalk on Victoria Street, and following his mother's passing moved to the Highview apartment in Dundalk in 1998.
Ken's daily routine would not be complete without going to the Junction Restaurant in the morning for coffee, playing cards at the card room and visiting Friends, relatives and neighbours. He enjoyed going to auction sales with cousin Carol and Ernie HAWTON. He was an avid euchre player and loved to go to the Bingo. Ken always supported and looked forward to attending community events such as the Firemen's Frolic, Dundalk Fair Honeywood Barbecue suppers, Dundalk Town Hall Theatre, Pepper Tournaments and Turkey Rolls at the Lions Club. He was also a member of the Dundalk Young at Heart Club. He enjoyed sports especially baseball and hockey. He would always attend local hockey games of cousins and great nephews.
Ken joins in eternal rest his parents, George and Alice McLAREN, brothers Wilbert, McKinley and Delmar and sisters Muriel NEVILLE and Blanche O'CONNOR, niece Donalda MILNE and nephew Grant NEVILLE.
Ken is survived by nieces Paulette RYAN, St. Catharines, Janice WEBSTER, Dundalk, Linda MacDONALD, Georgetown and Heather VERPAALEN, Laurel and nephews Gordon, Oakville and David McLAREN, Stratford, and great nephews Albert, Grant and Frank MILNE, Thomas and Dillon Ryan, Elliott and Jonathan McLAREN, Zack and Gage VERPAALEN, Conner and great niece Kaylee McLAREN.
The service was conducted by Mark DAVIDSON, minister of the Erskine Presbyterian Church who provided comforting words and prayers to the family and Friends. Music included, Praise My Soul the King of Heaven, What a Wonderful World and Go Rest High on that Mountain. Don PATTON played Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.
The pallbearers were Brian BROSTER, David, Elliott and Jonathan McLAREN, Thomas RYAN and Lynn KEATING. Honourary pallbearers were Harvey CLARKE, Ernie HAWTON, Mac McLAREN, Grant PRESTON, Bob SCOTT, Vern SAINT_JOHN and Ivan WILTSHIRE.
Interment was in Badjeros Cemetery.
Following the committal service at Badjeros, Friends were invited to the Erskine Presbyterian Church in Dundalk for refreshments and a time to visit. The lunch was provided by the ladies of the church.
Ken will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by many Friends, relatives and neighbours. To have been part of his life was truly an honour and a blessing.
God now has you in His hands, we will always have you in our hearts.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-25 published
WEIR, Mary (SCOTT)
In Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne, on Sunday, June 22, 2008. Mary (SCOTT) WEIR, in her 92nd year, beloved wife of the late Joseph WEIR, dear mother of Joan MacDONALD of Bradford, Robert (Carol) WEIR of R.R.#3 Dundalk. Loving grandmother of Scott, Andrew, Donna and Eric. Predeceased by a son-in-law, Elmer MacDONALD. Arrangements were incomplete at the time of printing. Please contact McMillan and Jack Funeral Home at 519-923-3204 for details.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-25 published
JACQUES, Howard Francis
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Howard JACQUES of Hanover and formerly of Arran Township, in his 85th year.
Beloved husband for 59 years of the former Molly NIGHTINGALE.
Dear father of Wendy WILFORD (Alan COWAN) of R.R.#2, Allenford, and Lorri HATTEN (Fred FROOK) of Walkerton. Predeceased by daughter Sandra KILBREATH of Tara. Survived by brothers Jack and Earl, predeceased by brother Merton JACQUES and sisters Vietta McDONALD, Ida HANBIDGE, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral was held on Saturday, January 19, 2008. Spring interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Pallbearers: Foward PAYNE, Charles WILSON, Tim and Tony WILFORD, Jeff and Randy KILBREATH, Jennifer and Raimy HATTEN.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Walkerton Hospital, or Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-25 published
DISNEY, Shirley (née McDONALD)
Peacefully after a long hard battle with cancer at Hanover and District Hospital on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. Shirley DISNEY (née McDONALD) of Hanover, at the age of 71.
Shirley was the daughter of the late William and Vera McDONALD. Beloved wife of Bruce. Loving mother of Donna (Jim) COOK of Acton, Glen (Ann) SULKYE of Sarnia, Brian (Jackie) SULKYE of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Terry (Deanna) SULKYE of Hanover and Wendy (Paul) MOOS of Hanover. She will be sadly missed by her mother-in-law Ruth DISNEY of Elmwood, 17 grandchildren, one great-grand_son, sisters Louise (Harry) BETTE, Carol (Larry) BREUTIGAM, Irene MIGHTON (Gilles) and Sheila (Manfred) WERLE and brothers Bill (Pat) McDONALD, Don (Nancy) McDONALD and Keith (Cathy) McDONALD. Predeceased by her daughter Sharon and son-in-law Keith HOPKINS, sister Edith KREUGER and sister-in-law Catherine McDONALD.
Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Hanover Missionary Church on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to time of service.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services, 519-371-8507.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-12 published
SIEGRIST, Elmer Richard
Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, at the University Hospital in London, on Thursday, January 10th, 2008. Elmer Richard SIEGRIST, of Owen Sound, in his 71st year. Dearly beloved husband of the late Marjorie SIEGRIST. Loving father of Richard SIEGRIST and his wife, Jenniffer, Catharine NUHN and her husband, Brian, both of Owen Sound and Jennifer WELLS and her husband, Brad, of Acton. Proud grandfather of Bradley SIEGRIST, Chadd NUHN and his wife, Melissa, Amanda BAKER and her husband, Tim, David and Jason WELLS and Lisa STETHEM and great-grandfather of Katrina, Ava, Alekzandor and Johme. Elmer will be sadly missed by his sisters, Ruby JOHNSTON, of Kemble and Betty MacDONALD, of Owen Sound, his sister-in-law, Dolly SIEGRIST, of Owen Sound and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Christina SIEGRIST; his grand_son, Gavin SIEGRIST; his brothers, Irvin and Percy SIEGRIST. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, (519-376-7492) on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Elmer SIEGRIST will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society as your expression of sympathy.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-17 published
McDONALD, Elizabeth " Becky" (née FOSTER)
Peacefully at Kelso Pines, Owen Sound on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Becky McDONALD (née FOSTER) formerly of Hemet, California in her 95th year. Becky was born in Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan and was the daughter of the late James and Marguretta HORROCKS) FOSTER. Beloved wife of the late Donald McDONALD. Loving mother of Max of R.R.#1, Paisley, Marilyn SARGENT of Murrieta, California and Lynda ELKINS of Aliso Viejo, California. Becky will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Debbie, Cathy, Albert and Scott and her many great-grandchildren. Special aunt to Shirley TIMBURY and Mavis HADDLETON. Predeceased by her sisters, Helen STEPHENSON of Chesley and Gladys APPLETON of Estevan, Saskatchewan and her brothers, Max FOSTER of Mississauga and Charlie FOSTER of Carnduff, Saskatchewan. At Becky's request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to Fred Clarke for his care and support and to the staff of Kelso Pines for their excellent care and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-23 published
DISNEY, Shirley (née McDONALD)
Peacefully after a long hard battle wih cancer at Hanover and District Hospital on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. Shirley DISNEY (nee McDONALD) of Hanover at the age of 71. Shirley was the daughter of the late William and Vera McDONALD. Beloved wife of Bruce. Loving mother of Donna (Jim) COOK of Acton, Glen (Ann) SULKYE of Sarnia, Brian (Jackie) SULKYE of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Terry (Deanna) SULKYE of Hanover and Wendy (Paul) MOOS of Hanover. She will be sadly missed by her mother-in-law Ruth DISNEY of Elmwood, 17 grandchildren, 1 great-grand_son, sisters Louise (Harry) BETTE, Carol (Larry) BREUTIGAM, Irene MIGHTON (Gilles) and Sheila (Manfred) WERLE and brothers Bill (Pat) McDONALD, Don (Nancy) McDONALD and Keith (Cathy) McDONALD. Predeceased by her daughter Sharon and son-in-law Keith HOPKINS, sister Edith KREUGER and sister-in-law Catherine McDONALD. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Hanover Missionary Church on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to time of service. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-02 published
SEAMAN, Evelyn Grace (née SMITH)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday January 30, 2008. Evelyn SEAMAN (née SMITH) of Southampton in her 89th year. Wife of the late Allen SEAMAN. Loving mother of Joanne and her husband Jim BROWNRIGG of Brea, California, Ron and his wife Mary of Southampton and Thead of Southampton. Proud grandmother of Scott BROWNRIGG and his wife Paulette and Mark BROWNRIGG and his wife Jessica both of Anaheim Hills, California, Jill and her husband Shawn MacDONALD and Derek SEAMAN both of Southampton. Sadly missed by her great-grandchildren Justin and Alyssa BROWNRIGG and Lauren and Caitlin MacDONALD. Dear sister of Helen WEBBER of Owen Sound, Verna and her husband Orville STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Owen Sound, Kathleen ALEXANDER of North York, Vidal CHEBOTT of Allenford, Isabel and her husband Bob O'LEARY of Owen Sound and Bruce SMITH of St. Catherines. Also survived by her sister-in-law Trudy SMITH of St. Catherines. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, by her Friends of the Community and of the Church. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Emma SMITH, by her sister, Beatrice, by her brothers, Cecil and Alvin, by her sisters-in-law, June SMITH and Lois SMITH and by her brothers-in-law, Jiggs WEBBER and Roy CHEBOTT. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Wednesday February 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted from the Southampton United Church on Thursday February 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Southampton United Church. South-Port Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #314 will hold a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home, Wednesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-04 published
SEAMAN, Evelyn Grace (née SMITH)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday January 30, 2008. Evelyn SEAMAN (née SMITH) of Southampton in her 89th year. Wife of the late Allen SEAMAN. Loving mother of Joanne and her husband Jim BROWNRIGG of Brea, California, Ron and his wife Mary of Southampton and Thead of Southampton. Proud grandmother of Scott BROWNRIGG and his wife Paulette and Mark BROWNRIGG and his wife Jessica both of Anaheim Hills, California, Jill and her husband Shawn MacDONALD and Derek SEAMAN both of Southampton. Sadly missed by her great-grandchildren Justin and Alyssa BROWNWRIGG and Lauren and Caitlin MacDONALD. Dear sister of Helen WEBBER of Owen Sound, Verna and her husband Orville STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Owen Sound, Kathleen ALEXANDER of North York, Vidal CHEBOTT of Allenford, Isabel and her husband Bob O'LEARY of Owen Sound and Bruce SMITH of St. Catherines. Also survived by her sister-in-law Trudy SMITH of St. Catherines. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, by her Friends of the Community and of the Church. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Emma SMITH, by her sister, Beatrice, by her brothers, Cecil and Alvin, by her sisters-in-law, June SMITH and Lois SMITH and by her brothers-in-law, Jiggs WEBBER and Roy CHEBOTT. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Wednesday February 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted from the Southampton United Church on Thursday February 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Southampton United Church. South-Port Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #314 will hold a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home, Wednesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-23 published
BYE, Jean Marjorie (née GRUNSELL)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on her mother's birthday Friday February 22, 2008. In her 92nd year, Jean Marjorie BYE (née GRUNSELL,) beloved wife of the late Lester J. BYE. Loving mother of John BYE and his late wife Barbara, Mary and her husband John COLLIER and Kathryn and her husband Martin ROACH. Loving grandmother of Melissa BYE, Amy and her husband Lenny FONTE, Sarah COLLIER and James WOOD, and Martha COLLIER. Loved great-grandmother of Anthony and Haly. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three sisters Alma (Mrs. John BUIE,) Dorothy and Irene GRUNSELL. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday February 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Trinity United Church, Annan on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Hugh McDONALD officiating. Spring interment in Annan Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or to Trinity United Church, Annan would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-29 published
BYE, Jean Marjorie (née GRUNSELL)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on her mother's birthday Friday, February 22, 2008. In her 92nd year, Jean Marjorie BYE (née GRUNSELL,) beloved wife of the late Lester J. BYE. Loving mother of John BYE and his late wife Barbara, Mary and her husband John COLLIER and Kathryn and her husband Martin ROACH. Loving grandmother of Melissa BYE, Amy and her husband Lenny FONTE, Sarah COLLIER and James WOOD, and Martha COLLIER. Loved great-grandmother of Anthony and Haly. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three sisters Alma (Mrs. John BUIE), Dorothy and Irene GRUNSELL. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday February 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Trinity United Church, Annan on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Hugh McDONALD officiating. Spring interment in Annan Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or to Trinity United Church, Annan would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-11 published
HEWITSON, Earl Nelson (née HALL)
Earl Nelson HEWITSON, formerly of R.R.#5 Owen Sound, passed away on Sunday, March 9th, 2008, at Lee Manor, in his 87th year. Husband of Edna HEWITSON (née HALL,) for sixty-one years. Father of Wayne and his wife Sharen, of Walter's Falls, his children, Sandra (Will) Slot and children, Ryan, Niklas, Kayteline, Karissa and Mariah, of Shallow Lake, Susan (Doug) HYDE, their sons, Benjamin and Noah, of Kingston and Stephen HEWITSON and his fiancé, Sarah ASHLEY, of Toronto. Also, father of Brenda MacDONALD, her daughters, Miranda (Jon) MILLER, their sons, Jackson and Michael, of Tara, Melissa MacDONALD, of London and Jamie Lyn (Ben) WILDER and son, Bradley, of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by brother, Harvey and his wife Colleen, of Owen Sound and sisters, Norma HAMMELL, of Tara, Marilyn and her husband, Tony FRIGON, of British Columbia. Survived by sister-in-law, Donelda HEWITSON, of Saint Thomas and brother-in-law, Carl BEACOCK, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by brother, Laverne and sisters, Marie BEACOCK and Alma MOY and her husband, George, of British Columbia. Also, brother-in-law to Carl and Joyce HALL, of Kingsville, Mary and Clarence GRAHLMAN, of Jackson, Ruby HOLDAWAY, of Belleville, Rosemary HALL, of Windsor, Ian McCULLOCH, of Port Elgin and Lloyd HALL, of Keady. Survived by Aunt Evelyn HEWITSON, of Owen Sound. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and their families. Earl served as Reeve of Keppel Township from 1975-1980 and was on Grey County Council as well. He also served on Grand Valley Insurance Board, Wiarton Feeder Sales Co-operative and was a member of the North Derby United Church. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Earl HEWITSON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Jack FEARNALL officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to North Derby United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society - Bluewater - Owen Sound Transportation Division would be greatly appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-20 published
BARRY, Robert Albert Luxton
Passed away at Grey Gables, Markdale on Wednesday March 19, 2008. Robert Albert Luxton BARRY of Markdale in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Ruby (CLARIDGE.) Dear father of Nancy McDONALD (Larry) of Norwood, Karen RIVERS (Doug) of Cayuga, Albert BARRY of Keene and Robert BARRY (Laurie Jean) of Kitchener. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren Celine, Shaundra and Cynthia McDONALD; Crystal, Jason, Kevin and Jennifer RIVERS; Kellie Ann BARRY, and great-granddaughter Abigail. Predeceased by daughter Mary Lynn. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. S., Markdale, on Saturday March 22nd at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation followed by spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired memorial donations to Markdale Minor Hockey would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-03 published
BURLEY, Velma Ann (née MacDONALD)
At her residence on Friday, March 28, 2008. Velma (née MacDONALD) of Durham in her 81st year. Wife of the late Hugh BURLEY. Loved sister of Gordon and Sheila MacDONALD of Toronto and John Allan and Evi MacDONALD of Cobourg. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2008. Interment Stoke's Bay Cemetery.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-28 published
CANN, Doris Violet (née WOODHOUSE)
Peacefully and with family beside her at the family home in ‘Griersville', St. Vincent Township, on Friday, April 25, 2008. Born in Euphrasia Township, a daughter of the late Violet Florence (née) DOBSON and Frederick William WOODHOUSE. Doris CANN, in her 80th year, predeceased by her beloved husband Reginald Alexander CANN in June 2005. Much loved mother of Carol and her husband Doug BOWINS and Larry CANN and his wife Barb, all of Meaford; Lonnie CANN and his wife Penny of Markdale; Barb and her husband Bill SADLER also of Meaford; and Sherry and her husband Charles DEAL of Cambridge. Sadly missed by eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren: Scott and Susan BOWINS and their children Sam and Shelby, Tanya BOWINS and her son Eric, Lori and Jeff WILLIAMS and their children Hayley and Tate, Marsha and Darryl MOLAND and their daughters Emma and Julia, Amy CANN (Murray FIFE,) Michelle and Matthew JUBY and their children Morgan, Drew, Logan and Carly, Amanda and Chad RONEY and their children Jacob, Emily, Jordan and Summer, Adam MANELLA, Matthew MANELLA (Candise GLEASON,) and Chris and Melissa SADLER. Predeceased by a granddaughter Andrea and a great-granddaughter Lily. Dear sister of Lloyd WOODHOUSE and his wife Jean and Harold Woodhouse and his wife June all of Heathcote and predeceased by a brother Arnold WOODHOUSE and remembered by his wife Dorothy. Sister-in-law of Jessie (late Robert LACKEY) of Orangeville, Mary (late Leslie) BREADNER of Heathcote, Viola GRAHAM (late Ernie BURGOYNE), Verna (late Murray HODGKINSON), Blanche (Mrs. Keith KNIGHT) and Elgin CANN and his wife Marlene all of Meaford. Also predeceased by sisters-in-law Wilma WOODHOUSE and Irene EMARY. Fondly remembered and special Aunt of many nieces and nephews and their families. A private family funeral service, officiated by Peter McDONALD of the Church of Christ, will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 with committal and interment services to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-24 published
SMALL, Susan Catherine (née CURRIE)
At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Thursday May 22, 2008. Susan Catherine (CURRIE) SMALL of Mount Forest in her 55th year. Beloved wife of Kevin SMALL. Loving mother of Brandy SMALL and Cody SMALL of Mount Forest. Loved sister of Ron CURRIE and wife Debbie of Barrie and Joan AITKEN and husband Lloyd of Mount Forest. Daughter-in-law of Sam SMALL of Mount Forest. Dear sister-in-law of Sherry McDONALD and husband Michael of R.R.#2, Harriston, Warren SMALL and wife Betty of Seaforth and Jason SMALL and wife Dana of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. Aunt of Kimberly MATHESON and husband Paul, Andrea CURRIE and husband Evan, Laura CURRIE and friend Bobby, Hannah CURRIE, Chris AITKEN, Chad AITKEN and wife Amanda, Cory AITKEN, Riley McDONALD, Curtis McDONALD, Shawn McDONALD, Danielle SMALL and Jessica SMALL. Predeceased by parents Doug and Edna CURRIE and mother-in-law Gwen SMALL. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Mount Forest United Church on Monday May 26th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to Louise Marshall Hospital or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-26 published
JOHNSON, William Alexander " Bill"
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Friday evening, May 23rd, 2008. William Alexander JOHNSON, of Owen Sound, in his 93rd year. Dearly beloved husband of Marion JOHNSON (née SCOTT) for 63 years. Loving father of Eleanor ARMSTRONG and her husband, Bill, Marie FLIGG and her husband, Murray, Lorne JOHNSON and his wife, Erika, all of Owen Sound, Allan JOHNSON and his wife, Mildred, of Williamsford and Wayne JOHNSON and his wife, Janet, of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Bill will be sadly missed by his in-laws, Harold and Doreen SCOTT, of Owen Sound and Jean SCOTT, of Chesley. Predeceased by his parents, Harold and Elizabeth JOHNSON; his brother, Charlie JOHNSON and his wife, Doreen; his granddaughter, Kimberley JOHNSON- FISHER his brother-in-law, Gordon SCOTT. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250-14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Bill JOHNSON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 at 11.00 a.m. with Rev. Hugh MacDONALD officiating. Interment in Annan Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Trinity United Church, Annan as your expression of sympathy.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-27 published
McDONALD, Jennie Christena (née McCARTNEY)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, surrounded by the love of her family, on Sunday, May 25th, 2008. Jennie Christena McDONALD (née McCARTNEY,) of Owen Sound, in her 89th year. Dearly beloved partner of the late Al JACKSON. Loving mother of Jim PLAYFORD and his wife, Dee, of St. George, Jiggs PLAYFORD and his wife, Jackie, of Lucan, Gerry PLAYFORD and his wife, Pam, of Saint_John's, Newfoundland, Kevin PLAYFORD and his wife, Lori, of Georgetown and Dale MOYSE and her husband, Bob, of Sauble Beach. Proud grandmother of thirteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Chris will be sadly missed by the caring staff at Summit Place in Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, John and Jean McCARTNEY; her sons, Perry and Kerry PLAYFORD; her granddaughter, Shannon PLAYFORD her brothers and sisters. A Funeral Service for Christena McDONALD will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250-14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at a later date in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6, Owen Sound as your expression of sympathy.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-02 published
REID, Annis Marion (McLOUGHRY)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Sunday June 1, 2008. The former Annis McLOUGHRY of Tara in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Francis REID. Much loved mother of Margaret FRENCH and her husband Randy of Bracebridge, Roberta MacDONALD of Guelph and James E. REID and his wife Jane of Ajax. Loving grandmother of Reid, Evan, Jake, Jed, Richard and Haley. Friends may call at the Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Tuesday June 3, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Christ Church Anglican in Tara on Wednesday June 4, 2008 at 11: 00 am. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. As your expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Christ Church Anglican or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-21 published
JOHNSON, Marion Kathleen (née SCOTT)
Surrounded by her family at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Saturday July 19, 2008. Marion Kathleen JOHNSON (nee SCOTT,) of Owen Sound, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) JOHNSON (May 23, 2008.) Loving mother of Eleanor ARMSTRONG and her husband, Bill; Marie FLIGG and her husband, Murray; Lorne JOHNSON and his wife, Erika, all of Owen Sound, Allan JOHNSON and his wife, Mildred, of Williamsford and Wayne JOHNSON and his wife, Janet, of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Marion will be sadly missed by her siblings Harold SCOTT and his wife Doreen, of Owen Sound and her sister-in-law Jean SCOTT, of Chesley. Marion is predeceased by her parents George and Eleanor SCOTT her brother, Gordon SCOTT; her granddaughter Kimberley JOHNSON- FISHER her brother-in-law Charlie JOHNSON and his wife, Doreen. Friends may call the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250-14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3X8, (519-376-7492) on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held for Marion JOHNSON from the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, July 22, 2008, at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Hugh MacDONALD officiating. Interment in Annan Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to Trinity United Church Annan or The Kidney Foundation of Canada as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at brian@woodfuneralhome.ca.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-21 published
MacDONALD, Ronald Albert
At Bluewater Health -- Palliative Care, on Saturday, July 19, 2008. Ronald Albert MacDONALD, 68 years, of Wyoming and formerly of Corunna. Loving husband of 40 years of Myrna (née WEATHERHEAD.) Loving father of Corrine and her husband Todd CABLE of Watford and Wayne MacDONALD of Corunna. Cherished grandfather of Forrest and Austin CABLE. Dear brother of Larry (Penny,) Reg (Brenda,) Ted (Elkie), Ruth WEATHERHEAD, Joanne (Wayne) DIETER all of Owen Sound and Margie (Clark) McMILLAN of Goderich. Also survived by his special lady, Thelma DAVIES (more than any mother-in-law could ever be,) a sister-in-law, Kay KELLY, both of Elora and brothers-in-law, Ron (Kim) WEATHERHEAD of Port Perry and Cliff (Cathy) DAVIES of Fergus. Ron will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles, and his special Friends Sandy and Bill WHEELER of Courtright. He was predeceased by a brother, Wayne (1969), father, Harold (1995) and mother, Gladys (2006,) father-in-law, Roy WEATHERHEAD (1970,) step father-in-law, Harvey DAVIES (1990,) brother-in-law, Al WEATHERHEAD (1998.) Ron was a retired custodian from Saint_Joseph's School, Corunna and was a 35-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #447, Corunna. Family and Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Dr. David BONNEY officiating. Following cremation, interment will be held in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada, Children's Wish Foundation or the Sarnia and District Humane Society (Animal Rescue). Memories and condolences may sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-22 published
JOHNSON, Marion Kathleen (née SCOTT)
Surrounded by her family, at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Saturday, July 19th, 2008. Marion Kathleen JOHNSON, (née SCOTT,) of Owen Sound, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) JOHNSON (May 23, 2008.) Loving mother of Eleanor ARMSTRONG and her husband, Bill, Marie FLIGG and her husband, Murray, Lorne JOHNSON and his wife, Erika, all of Owen Sound, Allan JOHNSON and his wife, Mildred of Williamsford, and Wayne JOHNSON and his wife, Janet, of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Marion will be sadly missed by her siblings Harold SCOTT and his wife Doreen, of Owen Sound, and sister-in-law Jean SCOTT, of Chesley. Marion is predeceased by her parents, George and Eleanor SCOTT her brother, Gordon SCOTT, her granddaughter Kimberley JOHNSON- FISHER her brother-in-law Charlie JOHNSON and his wife, Doreen. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Marion JOHNSON will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Hugh MacDONALD officiating. Interment in Annan Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to Trinity United Church-Annan or the Kidney Foundation of Canada as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolences for the family may be sent to brian@woodfuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-07 published
John "Jack" McDONALD DEWAR
In loving memory of John McDONALD DEWAR, " Jack," September 4, 1912 - April 24, 2008, who died peacefully at the Sudbury General Hospital on Thursday at the age of 95.
Beloved husband of Maud (née HOPKIN.) Cherished father of Vivian and husband Morris VILLENEUVE of Manitowaning, Alice and husband Burke PENNIE of Manitowaning. Dear granddad of Jacqueline and husband Bob WHITE/WHYTE, Jennifer and husband Neil TALBOT, Shawn VILLENEUVE and Jenny, Heather and husband Mark GIBEAULT, John and wife Lara PENNIE, Tina and husband Jon BALFE, Robert and wife Lisa PENNIE. Special great grandfather of Christopher, Steven, Shelby, Kelsey, Rosie, Brooke, Jack, Grace, Annie, Mary-Alice (MyA), BRODIE. Predeceased by all his siblings, Reginald (wife Grace) Dewar, Grenville (wife Lorma) Dewar, Jean (husband Russ) WILLIAMSON, George (twin brother,) Marjorie (husband Cliff) VAN HORNE. Family and Friends remembered and celebrated Jack's life from 6: 30 - 8:30 pm Saturday. Funeral Service was at 2: 30 pm Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Island Funeral Home. Reverend Maxine McVEY officiating. Burial at Providence Bay Cemetery.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-02 published
Phylma Mary McDERMID
In Loving Memory of Phylma Mary McDERMID, August 30, 1930 - March 30, 2008.
Phylma McDERMID, a resident of Providence Bay, died at the
Mindemoya Hospital after a long and difficult battle with cancer, on
Sunday, March 30, 2008 at the age of 77 years. She was born at Tehkummah,
daughter of the late Herman and Mildred (COULTIS) BOWERMAN. Phylma was a
member of the Providence Bay United Church, the United Church Women of the church and
enjoyed knitting, cooking and preserving and making squares for the
Daffodil Lodge. Phylma loved to watch the birds at the feeder, especially
the cardinals. Beloved wife of Doug McDERMID, to whom she would have been
married for 54 years this October 29. Dear sister of Phyllis MacDONALD
(husband Glen predeceased,) Glen BOWERMAN and his wife Kathleen, and
Mamie Ann BOWERMAN. One sister, Audrey COULTIS, predeceased. Also
survived by her beloved pet cat, Blackie. Dear sister-in-law of Jack and
his wife Audrey, Gary (predeceased) and his wife Eileen, Doreen and
husband Wally, Pat and husband Bud, Madeline and husband Jerry, Joan and
husband Bob, Donna, Max and his wife Mary, Bev and husband Tom and Mary
Lou and husband Wayne. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends
may call at the Providence Bay United Church on Friday after 7.00 p.m.
The funeral service will be conducted at the church on Saturday, April 5,
2008 at 1.00 p.m. with Reverend Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating. Cremation
to follow. If so desired, donations to the Providence Bay United Church
or the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral
Home 282-2270.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-05-07 published
John "Jack" McDONALD DEWAR
In loving memory of John McDONALD DEWAR, " Jack," September 4, 1912 -
April 24, 2008, who died peacefully at the Sudbury General Hospital
on Thursday at the age of 95. Beloved husband of Maud (née HOPKIN.)
Cherished father of Vivian and husband Morris VILLENEUVE of
Manitowaning, Alice and husband Burke PENNIE of Manitowaning. Dear
granddad of Jacqueline and husband Bob WHITE/WHYTE, Jennifer and husband Neil
TALBOT, Shawn VILLENEUVE and Jenny, Heather and husband Mark GIBEAULT,
John and wife Lara PENNIE, Tina and husband Jon BALFE, Robert and wife
Lisa PENNIE. Special great grandfather of Christopher, Steven,
Shelby, Kelsey, Rosie, Brooke, Jack, Grace, Annie, Mary-Alice (MyA),
Brodie. Predeceased by all his siblings, Reginald (wife Grace)
DEWAR, Grenville (wife Lorma) DEWAR, Jean (husband Russ) WILLIAMSON,
George (twin brother,) Marjorie (husband Cliff) VAN HORNE. Family and
Friends remembered and celebrated Jack's life from 6: 30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday. Funeral Service was at 2: 30 pm Sunday, April 27, 2008 at
Island Funeral Home. Reverend Maxine McVEY officiating. Burial at
Providence Bay Cemetery. Donations to the Mindemoya Hospital Aux or
to Heart and Stroke would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-07-02 published
Cecilia (Cissie) SIM (née MAGUIRE)
In loving memory of Cecilia (Cissie) SIM, (July 9, 1898 - June 29, 2008)
who passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29th, 2008 after 109 years of
life on Manitoulin Island. Cecilia is now reunited in heaven with her
late husband Grenville who passed away in 1975. Loving mother to Cora
(Glen) and Roberta (Carl, predeceased). Cecilia was predeceased by
brothers and sisters Esther, George, John, Edith, Mary, Owen, Oswald and
William. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Sandie COND, Lynn
(Judy) COND, Larry (Kerrie) COND, Robert BROWN, Gary (Christie) BROWN,
Janice (Gerry) BROWN, Michael (Shelley) BROWN, Heather (James) NICHOLS,
Anne (Barry) McDONALD, Bonnie (Jamie) DOWHANIUK, Frances (Tony) BRUYNS,
David (Marnie) BROWN, Mary (Oscar) SIMIONI, her 31 great grandchildren,
and her 4 great great grandchildren. Visitation will take place Friday,
July 4th from 7 pm to 9 pm at Knox United Church, Manitowaning. Funeral
service will be held on Saturday, July 5th at 2 pm at Knox United Church
officiated by Reverend Martin GARNISS. Funeral arrangements by Island
Funeral Home. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. In memoriam donations
may be made to Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary, Centennial Manor in Little
Current or Knox United Church.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-07-23 published
DROLET--In loving memory of Frank DROLET.
Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love
Time is eternity.
By Henry Van Dyke.
Frank DROLET, beloved Grandad of Heather and Dan McDONALD.
Son-in-law and friend Bob McDONALD.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-10-22 published
Walter McDONALD
In loving memory of Walter McDonald, 90 years, Sunday, October 19th, 2008
at the Mindemoya Hospital. Beloved husband of Mary (Pattison) McDonald
predeceased March 10, 1999. Loving father of Jim (wife Jackie) of
Sudbury, Susan (husband Carlos Mendes) of Thunder Bay, predeceased by
Anne (husband Kerry Size) and Michael (wife Ronda of Sudbury). Cherished
grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dear son of
William and Mabel McDonald both predeceased. Dear brother of Ronald of
Gore Bay, predeceased by Jack (wife Lotti-). Special uncle of several
nieces and nephews. A Service of Committal was held at the Providence Bay
Cemetery, Manitoulin Island on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 2pm.
Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Mindemoya
Hospital would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-11-05 published
McDONALD--In loving memory of Margaret McDONALD, beloved wife of Bob.
Beloved mother of Heather, Dan and wife Sara McDonald. Beloved grandma of
Miss Hannah McDonald and loyal friend to Kelsey.
And ever, as the story drained
The wells of fancy dry,
And faintly strove that weary one
To put the subject by,
'The rest next time-'
'It is the next time!
'The happy voices cry.
Lewis Carroll

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McDONALD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-11-12 published
McDONALD - And ever, as the story drained
The wells of fancy dry,
And faintly strove that weary one
To put the subject by,
'The rest next time-' 'It is the next time!'
The happy voices cry.
Lewis CarrollIn
Loving Memory of Margaret McDonald, beloved wife of Bob. Beloved Mother
of Heather, Dan and wife Sara McDonald. Beloved Grandma of Miss Hannah
McDonald and Loyal friend to Kelsey.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-01-27 published
Sparks lit way for many
Mourners share stories of two Lambton teens killed in a car crash.
By Shawn JEFFORDS, Sun Media, Sun., January 27, 2008
Sarnia -- Vanessa CRAWFORD and Brianne DESCHAMPS were remembered yesterday by grieving family members, Friends and hundreds from the community as two sparks extinguished far too soon.
Mourners crammed into St. Luke's United Church for CRAWFORD's funeral, while many of the same people packed the Smith Funeral Home later in the afternoon to attend the funeral for DESCHAMPS.
The 19-year-old girls, who grew up together in Lambton County, died Wednesday in a crash in Ottawa that also killed Mark MacDONALD of Arnprior.
All three attended Carleton University. Mourners from across the province made the trip for both funerals.
"Today we think of Vanessa, Brianne and Mark," said Rev. Stephen SAVEL, who presided over the funeral for DESCHAMPS. " Their lives had hardly begun and then were so quickly and tragically ended."
At St. Luke's church, mourners overflowed into the basement, while others stood along the wall in the church sanctuary to hear Rev. Connie ELLIS.
"In the short time that Vanessa was with us, she learned all of the important lessons about life and love and what really mattered," ELLIS said.
CRAWFORD's family gathered before the service, crying and hugging one another.
Her father, Lee, held a pair of crimson dance slippers in one hand and his wife Annette's hand in the other as the couple made their way into the church.
Friend after friend rose to tell stories of CRAWFORD's adventures.
She was remembered as an accomplished dancer, daring skydiver and good friend.
"We shared everything, clothes and secrets," said her friend Laura TAILOR/TAYLOR. " You shared your dad's sense of adventure and your mom's love of life."
A light snow fell as pall bearers carried CRAWFORD's casket past an honour guard of dozens of dancers from the Shirley Schram School of Dance. Many wept and held each other for support as they placed single red roses on the casket.
At DESCHAMPS' funeral, mourners packed a hallway and the funeral home's main foyer to hear the service. She was remembered as "an old soul" who lived life "in double time."
Her younger sister Brooke told mourners when the two were younger, Brianne would share her bed when Brooke awoke from a nightmare.
"She would hug me tight and tell me everything was going to be all right," she said. "She was my role model, my hero and my best friend."
DESCHAMPS' father Steve shared an e-mail she had sent him shortly before the crash. She jokingly referred to herself as "Bri-Diddy" and promised to pay her parents back if they lent her money to buy shoes for a ball at Carleton.
"Bri, we miss you so damn much," he said, his voice cracking. "We will hold you in our hearts forever."

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
MINIELLY, Lillie Fern
Peacefully at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Site-Bluewater Health in Petrolia on Saturday, February 16th, 2008. Lillie Fern MINIELLY of Petrolia, formerly of Watford in her 99th year. Lillie is survived by her loving children Allan and Betty, Wayne and Carolyn, Ivan and Florrie, Clare and Jane, Royce and Marilyn and Elaine and Ray. Predeceased by son Ross (1994) and survived by daughter-in-law Caroline MINIELLY and also predeceased by son Ralph (1936.) Lillie will be sadly missed by 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Remembered by sisters Edna BROWN, Ada PIERCE and Marjorie McDONALD. Survived by sister-in-law Ruth MINIELLY. Private family services have taken place with interment at Alvinston Cemetery. A public memorial service will take place at a later date. Donations to the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Site-Bluewater Health Foundation (Petrolia Cataract Clinic) would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Harper Funeral Home in Watford (519-876-2218). Donations and condolences may be left online at www.harperfuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
McDONALD, Ronald John
A resident of R.R.#1 Muirkirk, Ronald J. McDONALD passed away suddenly at University Hospital, London on Friday, February 15, 2008 at the age of 70. Born in Orford Township, son of the late Hugh A. and Lillian B. (TEMPLETON) McDONALD. Dear brother of Mary Margaret McDONALD of London, and Archie and Thelma McDONALD of London. Also survived by several cousins. Ron will also be fondly missed by his neighbours Dan and Linda McDONALD and family. Ron was an active member of the Duart Lion's Club and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. #335 Highgate. He farmed all of his life in Orford Township, and spent part of the winter as a Snowbird in Florida following his retirement. He was also a former Director of Howard Mutual Insurance. Family will recieve Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation with interment in Duart Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, Ontario (519) 674-3141.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
ANDERSON- COPLEY, Jean Catherine (formerly COPLEY)
At London Health Sciences Center - Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, February 21, 2008, Jean Catherine (McDONALD / ANDERSON) COPLEY of London in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman P. ANDERSON and the late Robert COPLEY. Dear mother of Hugh ANDERSON and his wife Carolee of Mississauga and Margaret REGAN and her husband Gill of London. Loving mother-in-law of Janice of London. Also loved by her grandchildren Jordan, Natalie, Laura, Todd, Ian and Craig and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Gordon ANDERSON. The family will receive Friends from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Kevin STEEPER officiating. Interment in Millbank United Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3A1 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 150 - 633 Colborne Street, London, Ontario, N6B 2V3.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
GOULD, Mildred " Millie" (HENDERSON)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Thursday, February 21, 2008, Mildred (Millie) (HENDERSON) GOULD of London in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Leslie (Les) GOULD. Dear mother of Ken GOULD of London and Don and his wife Diane GOULD of Mississauga. Loving grandmother of Kendra and her husband Andrew CARDINAL, Nicole GOULD, Andrea and her husband Ross MIDDLETON , Adam and Bethany GOULD and 4 great-grandchildren Patrick, Jonathon, Bradley and Courtney. Dear sister of Bea MacDONALD of London and predeceased by 1 brother Lester HENDERSON and 2 sisters Pearl WEIR and Kay HOWARD. A private family service will be held at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mildred GOULD.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-25 published
McDONALD, Ronald L.
Peacefully February 19, 2008, while enjoying winter in Arizona, Ronald L. McDONALD of Goderich in his 77th year. Loving partner of Betty J. MacPHEE of Goderich. Beloved father of Tory McDONALD of Goderich, Anne BABIN of Aylmer, Robert (Elizabeth) McDONALD of Cornwall, and David (Lisa) McDONALD of Goderich; all children of Catherine McDONALD (Shore.) Fondly remembered by the MacPhee family, notably, Crystal of Goderich and Shane of Toronto. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ellen (Bill) MacGREGOR of Kitchener, Kathleen McDONALD of Schomberg, Les CANIVET of Arthur, Shirley McDONALD of Mississauga and Harold (Eleanor) McDONALD of Schomberg. Predeceased by father Ernest McDONALD and mother Victoria McDONALD (SANDERSON,) sister Mary CANIVET and brother Ernie McDONALD. Adored and sadly missed by grandchildren Danielle and Ella BABIN, Ryan and Katherine McDONALD, and Courtney, Nicole, Sarah and Elizabeth McDONALD. Fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Revered as a pillar by the many residents of Palm Creek Retirement Community. Memorial Service to be held March 1, 2008 at North Street United Church, Goderich at 11: 00 a.m. Lunch to follow. Donations to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program (http://www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart/) to help needy children participate in Sports or the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Connecticut Scanner Fund gratefully accepted. McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich, 519-524-7345.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
MacDONALD, Gerald " Gerry"
Mr. Gerald MacDONALD of R.R.#3 Ingleside, Ontario. suddenly at the Brockville General Hospital on Monday February 18, 2008 at the age of 63 years. (Retired Educator - Huron Superior Catholic District School Board.) Beloved husband of Sherry MELANCHUK. Loving father of Cheryl Ann TALBOT (Jeff,) London; and Janet Lynn MacDONALD of Brockville. Dear brother of Vincent MacDONALD (Meike); Garry MacDONALD; Heather BRUNET (Marcel); Allan MacDONALD (Joanne); Bonnie CUMMING (Malcolm); Cathy MacDONALD; Kevin MacDONALD and Dianne MacDONALD and brother-in-law of Mary MacDONALD. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Ian and Claire TALBOT. Dear son of Lily (SHAVER) MacDONALD of Cornwall, and the late Vincent Felix MacDONALD. Predeceased by one brother Donald. Rested at the Wilson Funeral Home 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario. K6J 3S2 (613) 938-3888. The Mass of the Resurrection with Commendation and Farewell was celebrated by his nephew Reverend Matthew BRUNET assisted by Reverend Bernard CAMERON in St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church on Friday February 22, 2008. Rite of Committal at a later date in St. Andrews Parish Cemetery, St. Andrews West, Ontario. If so desired contributions to the St. Andrews Parish Restoration Fund or the Lost Villages Historical Society would be preferred by the family. Gerry recently acknowledged that the past ten years were his happiest. He had time to spend with his much loved family - especially the two little loves of his life, Claire and Ian. He pursued his passions - a life long interest in geneology and automobiles. He was an active participant of the Lost Villages Society and the St. Andrews Knights of Columbus Council. Online messages of condolence may be made in the obituary section of: www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-28 published
McLACHLAN, Kenneth " Ken" Albert
Suddenly at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, February 27, 2008. Kenneth "Ken" A. McLACHLAN of Parkhill in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Kathryn "Kay" (Niblock) McLACHLAN. Dear father of Wayne McLACHLAN of Petrolia, Anne (Ken 1999) CUFF of Markham, Beth and Len LONG of Toronto. Loving grandpa to Sarah and Ryan PITMAN, Kate and John BDAROVIC, Stephen LONG and Janis LONG. Loving great-grandpa to Nolan PITMAN. Brother of Alice CARROTHERS of Thedford, Betty McDONALD of London, brother-in-law of Winnifred "Winnie" McLACHLAN of Strathroy, and Helen McLACHLAN of Belleville, Helen (Basil) ROMPHF of Parkhill, Ruth and Donald LOFT of Parkhill, George and Lois NIBLOCK of Parkhill. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers of Clerke (Pearl) McLACHLAN, John McLACHLAN and Harry "Hank" McLACHLAN, sisters Clover (Donald) WATERS, Hazel (Louden) CLELAND, Opal (Bruce) THOMAN, brother-in-law Keith NIBLOCK. Funeral Arrangements incomplete. M. Box and Son, Parkhill.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-29 published
McLACHLAN, Kenneth " Ken" Albert
Suddenly at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, February 27, 2008. Kenneth "Ken" A. McLACHLAN of Parkhill in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Kathryn "Kay" (NIBLOCK) McLACHLAN. Dear father of Wayne McLACHLAN of Petrolia, Anne (Ken 1999) CUFF of Markham, Beth and Len LONG of Toronto. Loving grandpa to Sarah and Ryan PITTMAN, Kate and John BRDAROVIC, Stephen LONG and Janis LONG. Loving great-grandpa to Nolan PITTMAN. Brother of Alice CARROTHERS of Thedford, Betty McDONALD of London, brother-in-law of Winnifred "Winnie" McLACHLAN of Strathroy, and Helen McLACHLAN of Belleville, Helen (Basil 2001) ROMPHF of Parkhill, Ruth and Donald LOFT of Parkhill, George and Lois NIBLOCK of Parkhill. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Clerke (Pearl) McLACHLAN, John McLACHLAN and Harry "Hank" McLACHLAN, sisters Clover (Donald) WATERS, Hazel (Louden) CLELAND, Opal (Bruce) THOMAS, brothers-in-law John A. McDONALD, Burnus CARROTHERS and Keith NIBLOCK. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, March 1 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Doug WRIGHT will officiate. Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the North Middlesex Community Medical Centre would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mr. McLACHLAN.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
DUCHARME, Thelma June (née PRESZCATOR)
Peacefully, in London, Friday, February 29, 2008, Thelma June (PRESZCATOR) DUCHARME of Exeter, age 77. Survived by Edsel DUCHARME, the father of my children. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Louise and Doug GARTSHORE, Tony and Gail DUCHARME, John Paul and Carol DUCHARME, Sandra and Peter BECKER, Monica and Paul MASSE, Patti and Rod McKINLAY, Tom DUCHARME and his late wife Sandra DUCHARME, Jeff DUCHARME and Johanna Hampson- DUCHARME. Loved by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their families. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ken and Velma PRESZCATOR, Ruby HODGINS, Shirley and Elwood TRUEMNER, Phyllis PFAFF, Helen and Gord SMITH. Predeceased by brothers Howard and Stan PRESZCATOR, brothers-in-law Pac DANIELS, Aaron HODGINS, Ted WRIGHT, Emery PFAFF, parents William and Nellie (McDONALD) PRESZCATOR. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers at the Funeral Home, Sunday at 3: 30 p.m. The Funeral mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, Exeter, Monday, March 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Ray LAWHEAD Celebrant. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Precious Blood Church, Mount Carmel Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
MacLEOD, Elsie I.
Peacefully at North Lambton Lodge on Thursday, February 28th, 2008. Elsie I. (McDONALD) MacLEOD of Forest in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late, Doctor Archie MacLEOD (1987,) loving mother of Mary MacLEOD and Bert POSEDOWSKI of Burlington and Ann MacLEOD and Warren GARRETT of Toronto. Pre-deceased by her brother Jim and survived by sister-in-law, Iris McDONALD of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Private family service held at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Rev. Joanne MacODRUM officiating. Donations to the Saint_James Presbyterian Church, Forest and the Arthritis Society gratefully appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be posted at www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
McLEOD, Muriel Angela (MacDONALD)
It is with great sadness, on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Victoria Hospital, Muriel Angela (MacDONALD) McLEOD passed away in her 60th year. Survived by her husband John. Beloved mother of Brenda (Dennis) GIASSON and Debbie ELLIS. Loving grandmother of Chris, Samantha, Alex, William and Zachery. Special friend to Bob. Survived by her three brothers, three sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the 7th Floor Oncology nurses for their care and support during such a hard time. At Muriel's request there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. A Memorial Tree will be planted in Muriel's memory. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
SAWICKI, Waclaw " Walter"
Peacefully, at Victoria Hospital, on Monday, March 3, 2008, Waclaw "Walter" SAWICKI in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Katarzyna "Katherine" (nee: TUCZYNSKA) SAWICKI. Loving father of Wanda SAWICKI, Stan SAWICKI (Joyce), and Mary MacDONALD (Bob). Dear dziadzio (grandfather) of Miko, Stefan, Katherine, Robert, Stanley, Veronica and Danica. Also survived by sisters, nieces and nephews in Canada, in U.S.A. and Poland. Predeceased by his son Henry (1962). Walter was a Veteran of Monte Cassino in the Allied Forces under General Anders, Polish 2nd Corps. Visitors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street, on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrate on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. in Saint Peter's Basilica. Entombment Saint Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mass Offerings or donations to Wellspring London and Region, 231 Hyman Street, London, Ontario N6A 1N6 gratefully acknowledged.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
GORRIE, Alva Irene (née DARTT)
Peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, March 7, 2008 Alva Irene GORRIE of Belleville and formerly of London in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Arnold GORRIE (1966.) Dear daughter of the late Foster and Maude DARTT. Loving mother of Maxine and her husband Bob MacDONALD of Belleville and the late Gwen BROWN. Proud grandmother of Michael and Valerie MacDONALD of Wooler, Ontario, Jeffrey and Susan MacDONALD of Belleville, Steven BROWN of London, Chris and Cheryl BROWN of Ilderton, Lori DUNN of Norwood and 5 great-grandchildren: Tyler BROWN, Nicole MacDONALD, Eric MacDONALD, Mitchell MacDONALD and Celynn BROWN. Dear sister of Greta HENDERSON of Truro, Nova Scotia. Loved by her son-in-law Don BROWN of London. Predeceased by her sisters Edna KENNEDY and Mary McKILLOP and her brothers John DARTT and Donald DARTT. Alva will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 from 12-2: 00 p.m. where the Celebration of Alva's Life will follow at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Jim EVANS officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. On-line condolences and donations are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-10 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Arthur Frederick
Peacefully on Friday, March 7, 2008, Arthur Frederick THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, age 85 of Sarnia. Arthur was a retired boilermaker with Local 128 of Sarnia and served in the Navy from 1942-1945. Beloved husband of the late Leona (FAHSELT) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (1997.) Dear father of Larry THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Kathy), Susan COKE, Ronald THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Marion), and Cathy McDONALD (Dale.) Remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Margaret DAYE (John) and Gladys PERRY (Bob) and brother-in-law of Shirley THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Special friend of Betty Ann Hardy. Also remembered by several nieces and nephews Predeceased by brothers Henry, Earl, Harold, and sisters Evelyn and Dorothy. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, from 10: 00 a.m. until service time at 11: 00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Salvation Army or the Sarnia Evangelical Missionary Church. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-11 published
McDONALD, Douglas K.
Peacefully, on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Stratford General Hospital, surrounded by family, Mr. Douglas K. McDONALD of Bayfield, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Winnie (Hiltz) McDONALD. Dear brother of Bruce and Jackie McDONALD of Amherst, Nova Scotia and Glen and Beverly of Woodstock. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Doug was employed by the Ontario Potato Wholesalers for many years and was a long time member of the Clinton Gospel Hall. Friends and family will be received at The Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. - Clinton Chapel on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Clinton Gospel Hall, 143 Joseph St. on Saturday, March 15th at 2: 00 p.m. Mr. George PATTERSON officiating. Memorial Donations to the Gideons International in Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY, Russel William
Passed away peacefully at home on March 11, 2008, in his 95th year. He will be lovingly remembered by Marion (née CAMPBELL,) his wife and best friend for 62 years. Dear father to Gregg and Lynette of London and special friend to daughter Jane of Dundas. Cherished grandfather to Quinn of Vancouver. Russ will be missed by his brother Gordon of Kitchener. Predeceased by sisters Jean McDONALD and Molly KINCH. Russ served as a Flt / Lt with the Royal Canadian Air Force 419 squadron during World War 2. He spent the last two years of the war as a Prisoner of War in Stalag 3 and assisted with the tunneling for the Great Escape. Russ spent 35 years in London in the lumber and building supply business. Russ had a passion for life and was loved and respected by all who had the honour of knowing him. A private family funeral is to take place. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 15 from 2-4 at Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club. Donations in Russ' memory may be made to Binkley United Church or the Canadian Red Cross. (www.catteleatonandchambers.ca)

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-14 published
WHITTAKER, Joseph
Joe, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 12, 2008 at People Care, Tavistock. Loving father of Helen and Gord McDONALD, Josephine and Stewart DAVIS, Bob WHITTAKER and friend Sheila, David and Bonnie WHITTAKER, Chuck and Leanne LONGHURST, Shawn LONGHURST, Don and Lis LONGHURST, Trevor and Linda LONGHURST. Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Loving companion of the late Betty LONGHURST who predeceased him on October 26, 2007. He was also predeceased by his grand_son Randy DAVIS on January 13, 1985, parents George and Emily, sisters Gladys, Mabel, Myrtle, Ethel, Florence and brothers Garnet, John and Alex. Joe was a longtime crib league member. He also enjoyed Friday nights at the Culliton hockey games and was often found sitting and cheering at National Stadium. He will be missed terribly by family and Friends whom simply referred to him as "Grandad". Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday March 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Interment will be in Dorchester Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Camp Trillium through the funeral home. wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-15 published
McDONALD, Donald Roger
Peacefully in his sleep at home on March 14, 2008, Mr. Donald Roger McDONALD in his 73rd year. Survived by his three children Angela McDONALD (Glen BALMER), Diana McDONALD (Steve BAXTER) and Lawrence (Deborah) McDONALD. Dear grandpa of Kira, Jordan, Mike and Ashley. Also survived by Madlene McDONALD and brothers Robert and Jack McDONALD. Predeceased by his parents and sister Anita. Sincere thanks to the Byron Family Medical Centre and Dr. IZAWA of Victoria Hospital. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. Interment in Bracebridge to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-16 published
SHAW, Mary Joyce "Joy" (formerly GRAHAM, née MacDONALD)
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on Friday March 14, 2008. Mary Joyce "Joy" (MacDONALD) SHAW of London. Beloved wife of the late Richard James GRAHAM (1958) and the late Darrell SHAW (1979.) Dear mother of Richard GRAHAM and his wife Susan, Jane HARVEY and her husband Dean and Darlene ORR. Loved grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Beth. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday March 17, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. with Reverend Thomas HISCOCK officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 309 Commissioners Road West, London, Ontario N6J 1Y4.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-23 published
MacDONALD- KERR, Owen (March 17, 2002-March 23, 2002)
In loving memory of Owen who was with us for so short a time. As you were you will always be, Treasured forever in our memory. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Grandma KERR (Marnee) and family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
MacDONALD, Donald Amos
In his 86th year, surrounded by his family, went to join the Lord on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008. Beloved husband to Geraldine (née REINHART) for over 50 years. Loving father of Diane, Shirley (Terry) DAVIS, Sandra PETRIE, David (Brenda) and Gord. Cherished grandfather of Jeremy, Brianna, Stacey, Joshua, Katherine, David, Erica, Ashley, Trudy and Tyler and great-grandfather of Tristen. Survived by his sister Doris McCORMICK and his brother Jimmy MacDONALD. He was born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island on October 29, 1922. He worked in the coal mines before coming to Ontario. He is known for his love of music and his ability to play the guitar and many other instruments. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at Mary Immaculate Church, 1980 Trafalgar Street, on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alheimer Society, Childcan (for childhood cancer) or the charity of your choice. Heartfelt thanks to the McCormick Home Outreach Program and to all the nursing and support staff at Kensington Nursing Home. Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-26 published
ELLYATT, Barry " Bare" Ward
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Sunday, March 23, 2008 Barry (Bare) Ward ELLYATT of London in his 55th year. Daddy Bare to Tameka. Beloved son of Lorna ELLYATT of Lucan and the late Ward ELLYATT (1982.) Dear brother of Diane ELLYATT and her friend Brian McDONALD of London and Patty MAYO of Lucan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date, which will be announced at www.haskettfh.com. Cremation with interment Granton Cemetery. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
MacDONALD, Jill (née PARKES)
After a courageous battle with cancer, at Parkwood Hospital, on Friday, March 28, 2008, age 51. Beloved wife of Stephen MacDONALD. Loving mother of Derek and Ashley MacDONALD. Survived by her mother Hazel PARKES. Dear sister of Lynn MILLER, Dale PARKES, and Bryan PARKES. Dear sister-in-law of Jane PARKES, Janet NYMAN (Eric,) and Kathy HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. Dear daughter-in-law of Elizabeth MacDONALD. Fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 31 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Special thank you to Doctor Cathy FAULDS. Doctor Ron WILLER, Victorian Order of Nurses, Community Care Access Centre and the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood Hospital. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-02 published
WALSH, Karen L. (née JONES)
Peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Mrs. Karen L. WALSH of London in her 52nd year. Beloved wife of Jim. Dear mother of Matthew. Predeceased by her loving parents Ivan and Mary JONES. Beloved sister of Carole (Gord) MacKINNON, Darlene (Dan) LUNDY, Gary (Sharon) JONES, Sandy (Rick) SKINNER, Gloria (Ed) MacDONALD and her twin sister Kim (Pat) POLISAK. Daughter-in-law of Irene and the late Alex WALSH, and a special sister-in-law to Kaye (John) HAMIL and Donna HACHE. Very special aunt to Jay and Shawn and her other nieces and nephews. Karen was the past president of London Jaycettes and J.P. Robarts Home and School Association. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be in the chapel on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, in memory of Karen. A special thanks to Doctor HARLE, Doctor SUGOMOTO, Nurses, Doctors and P.S.A.'s on sixth floor Palliative Care Unit L.H.S.C. and Victorian Order of Nurses Homecare Team.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
MacDONALD, Jean
Died suddenly April 2, 2008. Jean was born June 11th 1925 in Hamilton, Ontario. Predeceased by her husband, Ian MacDONALD, brothers Bob and Grant ISARD, and grand_son, Joey KOCH. She is survived by her children, Doctor Peter MacDONALD (Annette) of Chicago, Illinois, and Susan KOCH (Wayne) of Delta, British Columbia. Grandchildren Alec and Sarah (Greg) MacDONALD and Danny KOCH. Nephews Ted (Christine) and Bob (Sandy) ISARD. Jean was a graduate of the McMaster University "Class of 47". She earned a "M" and became a letterman in her freshmen year in recognition of her proven athletics. She held singles and doubles tennis championships for each of her 4 years at McMaster, and was Captain of the University basketball team. She participated and performed numerous times in a synchronized swimming group, the "Doll-Fins", in Naples, Florida; their most noteworthy performance was featured on the NBC Network program "Real People". She divided her life and love for her dear Friends between her home in London, Ontario and Naples, Florida. More recently, Delta, British Columbia and Naples, Florida. She took great pride in her work as a cruise coordinator and organized many cruises through out the Caribbean and elsewhere. A service will be held 2: 00 p.m. Sunday, April 6th at the Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, in Ladner, officiated by Hugh MacDONALD, followed by a reception and celebration of her life. (Arrangements by the Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040). In lieu of flowers, donations to McMaster University would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
McDONALD, Aulta Lorraine (MUELLER)
At Craigholme Nursing Home on Thursday, April 3, 2008. Aulta L. (MUELLER) McDONALD formerly of Lieury, Ontario in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur E. McDONALD (1984.) Funeral Service will be conducted at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the complete funeral and committal service will be held on Monday, April 7 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to the Funeral Service. Reverend Doug WRIGHT will officiate. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory or Mrs. McDONALD.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
McDONALD, Patricia " Pat" Lorraine
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at University Hospital, Patricia (Pat) Lorraine McDONALD of London in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl Reid McDONALD (2000). Loving mother of Gail and her husband Fred DePapp and Debby and her husband Willie Fex. Dear grandmother of Tracy, Kirsten, MISTY, Joshua and Trisha. Gran-Nan of Kiarra, Tyler, Mason Mali, Emma, Madison, Makenzi and Dawson. Pat will be greatly missed by all her family and Friends. The funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Saturday, April 19th, 2008, (today) at 3 p.m. (visitation one hour prior). Cremation and Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association. Heartful thanks to the staff of the 4th floor nurses station at University Hospital for the exceptional care shown to Pat in her time of need.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-26 published
PYKE, Mary Teresa (née McDONALD)
Peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, April 25, 2008 in her 88th year, Mary Teresa (McDONALD) PYKE. Predeceased by her beloved husband, John Francis PYKE Sr. Cherished mother of Daniel Kenneth (Vi) McDOUGALL of Cobourg, John Bernard (Lynn) of Trenton, Bernice (Dennis) McAFFER of London, James Francis (Diane) of Halifax, John Francis Jr. (Tinie) of London, Victoria (Bill) BARTON of London, and Les S. (Madeleine) of Kitchener. Dearly loved grandmother of twelve granddaughters, five grand_sons, five great-granddaughters and nine great-grand_sons. Dear sister of Kenneth (Gwen) McDONALD of St. Catharines, Angus (Jean) McDONALD of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Daniel (Carol) McDONALD of Sackville, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by sisters Geraldine MURPHY of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Frances COHEN, Sadie (Doug) TAILOR/TAYLOR and Pearl (Jack) TOMLINSON of St. Catharines. Daughter of the late Daniel K. McDONALD and the late Lucy (KENNEDY) McDONALD of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, retired from Revenue Canada Taxation. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Mary will be sadly missed by her faithful companion, Sheba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Humane Society. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-02 published
McCLINCHEY, William " Bill"
Peacefully at University Hospital, on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008, William "Bill" McCLINCHEY of London in his 75th year. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (McDONALD) McCLINCHEY (2006.) Devoted father of Derrick McCLINCHEY and his wife Miriam of London; Debbie GILES and her husband Gord ROSS of Lambeth; and Jeff McCLINCHEY and his wife Jeanette of London. Also loved by his grandchildren Caitlin, Ashley, Tanner, Tyler, Jeff, Adam, Paul, Jonathan, and soon to be great-grandfather of Braedan. Loving brother of Sarah CROCKWELL of Grand Bend; Dorothy MacDONALD and her husband Keith of Edmonton, Alberta; Grant McCLINCHEY and his partner Irene McCANN of Grand Bend; Don McCLINCHEY and his wife Gail of St. Malo, Manitoba. Predeceased by his parents Garnet and Agnes McCLINCHEY his brothers Keith, Bev, Jack and his sister Betty SCOTT. After growing up in Seaforth, Ontario, Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy and fought in the Korean War. Soon after he married Barb and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force allowing them to enjoy traveling the world. After retiring from his 33 years of duty with the Canadian Armed Forces, Bill and Barb settled in London. Here Bill enjoyed working for General Motors until his retirement. Bill and Barb enjoyed spending summers in Florida and California. Bill was a proud member of the Legion, the Masons and most of all a loyal fan of the Leafs. Bill will be fondly remembered by all his neighbours and Friends. Now in passing Bill has been reunited with Barb where they can continue their adventure. Special thanks to the staff of University Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a celebration of Bill's life and a Legion Service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion, Lambeth Branch No. 501 will be held in the chapel on Monday May 5th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Frank MANTZ officiating. Private family interment in Pine River Cemetery, Pine River Ontario. Memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London Ontario, N6C 2R6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-02 published
McCLINCHEY, William " Bill"
Peacefully at University Hospital, on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008, William "Bill" McCLINCHEY of London in his 75th year. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (McDONALD) McCLINCHEY (2006.) Devoted father of Derrick McCLINCHEY and his wife Miriam of London; Debbie GILES and her husband Gord ROSS of Lambeth; and Jeff McCLINCHEY and his wife Jeanette of London. Also loved by his grandchildren Caitlin, Ashley, Tanner, Tyler, Jeff, Adam, Paul, Jonathan, and soon to be great-grandfather of Braedan. Loving brother of Sarah CROCKWELL of Grand Bend; Dorothy MacDONALD and her husband Keith of Edmonton, Alberta; Grant McCLINCHEY and his partner Irene McCANN of Grand Bend; Don McCLINCHEY and his wife Gail of St. Malo, Manitoba. Predeceased by his parents Garnet and Agnes McCLINCHEY his brothers Keith, Bev, Jack and his sister Betty SCOTT. After growing up in Seaforth, Ontario, Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy and fought in the Korean War. Soon after he married Barb and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force allowing them to enjoy traveling the world. After retiring from his 33 years of duty with the Canadian Armed Forces, Bill and Barb settled in London. Here Bill enjoyed working for General Motors until his retirement. Bill and Barb enjoyed spending summers in Florida and California. Bill was a proud member of the Legion, the Masons and most of all a loyal fan of the Leafs. Bill will be fondly remembered by all his neighbours and Friends. Now in passing Bill has been reunited with Barb where they can continue their adventure. Special thanks to the staff of University Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a celebration of Bill's life and a Legion Service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion, Lambeth Branch No. 501 will be held in the chapel on Monday May 5th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Frank MANTZ officiating. Private family interment in Pine River Cemetery, Pine River Ontario. Memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London Ontario, N6C 2R6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
McLACHLEN, Norman
The family of the late Norman McLACHLEN express their gratitude and heartfelt thanks to family, Friends and neighbours for their love, support and kindness during our recent loss. Your prayers, flowers, donations, cards, telephone calls, e-mails, visits and food were so very much appreciated. Our sincere thanks to the Westview Funeral Chapel for their professionalism and caring guidance, to Reverend Richard GOLDEN, Melbourne United Church for conducting the service and for his attentiveness and compassion, to the organist Ross McDONALD, to the soloist, Brenda HENRY, to the attendants (10 grand_sons), to the Ladies Auxiliary and staff at Branch 533 of the Byron-Springbank Legion for the reception. Special thanks to Doctor J. SANGSTER, Chaplin Paul KNAUER, and the staff of the Dearness Home for the conscientious and nurturing care to Norm, and the consideration extended to the family. Sincerely, Marion CLARKE and the McLACHLEN Family

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
McDONALD, Tim (June 22, 1944-May 6, 2003)
Remembering Tim. A man who acted justly, loved tenderly and walked humbly with his God. Remembered with love by Carolyn, Mick, Vicky, Damien, Adam, Jamie, Becky, Elly, and Colin.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-09 published
WATERS, Jean
At London Health Sciences Center (University hospital Campus) on May 6, 2008, Jean WATERS passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, in her 100th year. She was a very Godly lady and had a heart of Gold. Beloved wife of the late Clarence WATERS (1988.) Wonderful mother to Helen MacDONALD (Archie) and the late Donald C. WATERS (2003) and his wife Bonnie WATERS. Kind and thoughtful grandmother to Cheryl Anne Mae BELFORD (David,) Ronald MacDONALD, Kenneth MacDONALD, Sharon WATERS, Robert WATERS and the late Dougie MacDONALD (1968) and Kevin WATERS (1967.) Wonderful Gamma to her five great-grand_sons Cole MacDONALD (Courtney) Rhett MacDONALD, Douglas BELFORD, Matthew BELFORD and Andrew BELFORD. Great great nana to Coen, Step-grandmother to Pamela, Debbie, Daniel, Heather and Crystal (Kyle) and great nana to Kobie born on Nana's 99th Birthday February 22, 2008. Predeceased by her brother Casey DOONKERVOOT (Violet) and Reka WATERS (Robert.) A private Family service will be held at the Needham Funeral Chapel on Friday May 9th, 2008. Interment to follow at Mount Brydges Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-13 published
VANTYGHEM. Erik Camiel
Peacefully after a couagous battle with cancer at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, May 11, 2008. Erik Camiel VANTYGHEM of Aylmer in his 64th year. Eric was born in Gistel, Belgium on October 17, 1944 son of the late Charles and Maria LECOMTE) VANTYGHEM. He came to Canada in 1969, was a resident of Aylmer since 1990 and worked for many years as a brick layer. Eric is an avid fisherman and enjoys the great outdoors. Beloved husband of Ingrid (HONGENAERT) VANTYGHEM. Dear father of Maryke VANTYGHEM of Aylmer, Erika McDONALD and husband Rick of Komoka and Vivian SHWALUK and husband Chris of Ayr. Loving grandfather of Justin and Emily McDONALD, Katrina SHWALUK and the late Curtis SHWALUK. Brother of Simone VANTYGHEM, Fernand VANTYGHEM and wife Monique, Ben VANTYGHEM and wife Louise, Roland VANTYGHEM and wife Sonja and the late Theo VANTYGHEM and companion Julianna WERBROUCK. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Prayers Wednesday at 7: 00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Father Gilbert SIMARD, officiating. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
SHARPLES, Jean Gertrude (née BROWN)
With her family by her side at Mount Hope L.T.C. on May 25th, 2008, Mrs. Jean Gertrude SHARPLES (née BROWN) of London in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harry SHARPLES. Loving mother of Yvonne and her husband Jim LOCKWOOD. Cherished grandmother of Trudy and Dan FISCHER, Nancy JOHNSON and Steve KUCHTA, Shari PUEHRINGER and Jeff CARPENTER, Rick and Brenda JOHNSON, Marcy and Mark ATCHISON, Kathy FISCHER and John MacDONALD. Great-grandmother of Mike, Crystal, Kate, Blair, Cole and Brandi. Great-Great-grandmother of Cameron. Dear sister and best friend of Helen FORTH, sister-in-law Violet BROWN, step sister Toni GRONERT and predeceased by brothers Glen, Murray and Bill BROWN. Special thanks to everyone on MV1 and SM5. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will take place on Wednesday May 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Dorchester Union Cemetery. In memory of Jean, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer Society, Wellspring or Mount Hope L.T.C. would be greatly appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-27 published
MORRISON, Joan
With her beloved Gus and Casey by her side, Joan MORRISON of London, passed away in her sleep at home on May 25, 2008 in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her husband Donald (1992) and brother-in-law Angus (1992) and his wife Letitia (2005). Cherished aunt of Sharon and Bill MacDONALD. Loved by nieces and nephews Linda MORRISON and her late husband Don (1993,) Alan and Maureen MORRISON, Joan and Stewart LOCKYEAR. Joan will be sadly missed by her great-nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 2001 Dundas Street East, London, on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. In memory, donations to the Don Morrison Law Bursary at the University of Western Ontario would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
BIGHAM, Margaret Elizabeth (formerly McLEAN, née LOVE)
Suddenly at Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, May 26, 2008, Margaret Elizabeth BIGHAM (formerly McLEAN, née LOVE,) of Woodstock in her 73rd year. Dear daughter of Jean LOVE of Woodstock and the late Norm LOVE (1981.) Wife of the late Richard BIGHAM (1994.) Loved mother of Deb BUCHANAN (Rick BARNES), Sue NADER (Byron), Wendy GRABOWSKI (Stan,) all of Woodstock, Bob McLEAN of London, Sandi MacDONALD (Steve) of Embro, and Valerie McKIM (Ken) of Brantford, and step-mother of Rick BIGHAM of London. Loving grandmother of Greg BUCHANAN (Michelle), Brent and Jeff NADER, Paul GRABOWSKI, Jen WELSH (Luke), Ryan MacDONALD (Carolyn), Stevie MacDONALD (Bill), David HILL (Amy), Jessica HILL, and the late Joe MacDONALD (1998,) and step-grandmother of Joanne, Mike, and Cory BIGHAM. Also lovingly remembered by her six great-grandchildren. Sister of Donna HILDERLEY (Bruce) of Port Franks, and Jack LOVE (Karen) of Ingersoll. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Margaret was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 55, Woodstock. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion service will be held on Wednesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. at the funeral home under the auspices of the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 55, Woodstock. Funeral Service at Old Saint Paul's Anglican Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Bruce GENGE officiating. Interment at The Anglican Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Bereaved Families of Ontario - London Chapter or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
HORNSBY, Mary " Bernice" (née SCHWEYER)
Peacefully, at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Tillsonburg, on Monday, May 26, 2008 with her family at her bedside, Mary "Bernice" HORNSBY of Tillsonburg age 84 years. Beloved wife of the late James HORNSBY. Dear mother of Ronald (Sharon) HORNSBY of Toronto; Robert (Joyce SHORT) HORNSBY of Huntsville; Brenda (John) RIBICH of Sunderland Glen HORNSBY of Dryden; Janet BROWN of Tillsonburg. Dear sister of Irene FITCH of Woodstock; Blanche GLOVER of North Carolina Ethel "Mae" PALMER of Tillsonburg; Eleanor (Robert) GIRARDIN of Saint Thomas; Douglas SCHWETER of Tillsonburg; Gordon (Terry) SCHWETER of London. Loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Also, survived by her sister-in-law Ruby SCHWEYER of Tillsonburg. Bernice was predeceased by her brother John "Mansell" SCHWEYER, sister Helen HARRIS, brother-in-law Terry SCHWEYER, and her parents Oscar and Ethel (nee: McDONALD) SCHWEYER. The family welcome Friends, family, and neighbours to visit with them at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Friday, May 30, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Bernice will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Father Bill WARD of Saint_John's Anglican church, Tillsonburg officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery where Bernice will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband James. At Bernice request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Lung Association, or the Parkinson's Association. Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
DONALDSON, Sophia "Vi"
Surrounded by family on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late James (1999). Loving mother of Gregory "Harry" of Calgary, Peter and his wife Pauline, Margo (SALTS,) Alan, and Shawn (METCALF) and her husband Ian MacDONALD all of Sarnia. Proud grandmother of Corry SALTS and Jessica (SALTS) Odrcich (Peter), Carrie (Garreth BALFE) and Greg DONALDSON, Wesley (Janet JACKSON,) Joseph and Laura METCALF. Dearest sister of Rose KRUPPER, Sister Josephine KOWALSKI, Ann (George) LEHTO, and Roman KOWALSKI. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sons James and Bruce and brothers Joseph, Michael and Peter KOWALSKI. A lover of music, Vi played trumpet in an all girls traveling orchestra in the 1930s and 1940s. Vi was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Women's League and volunteered with Sarnia's Meals on Wheels for many years. She will be sadly missed by her favourite cat, Gus. Vi was passionate about gardening and a talented quilter and will be most remembered as a gifted baker and pastry maker. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina Street, Sarnia (519-244-3131), on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Len DESJARDINS at Sacred Heart Church at 11: 30 a.m. on Friday, May 30, 2008. Cremation to follow with private family interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite Street, Sarnia, N7V 1A6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Vi DONALDSON in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-02 published
McDONALD, Norma (formerly KENNEDY, née MORRISH)
Passed away at her late residence, the Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas on Saturday, May 31, 2008, in her 86th year. Wife of the late Jack KENNEDY (1971) and the late Frank McDONALD (1989.) She is survived by her son, Scott KENNEDY of Saint Thomas, her granddog, Buddy, sisters-in-law, Betty MORRISH of Smithville, and Annie MORRISH of Blenheim, as well as several nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Jack MORRISH and the late Bert MORRISH. Born in Tyrconnell, Ontario, February 18, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Ethel (PIPER) MORRISH. Norma attended primary and secondary school in Dutton and was a graduate of Alma College, Saint Thomas. She was a retired employee of the Bank of Montreal, having worked at the Talbot and Hincks and First and Elm branches in Saint Thomas. Norma also formerly worked as an Avon sales representative. She enjoyed playing bridge, dancing, gardening, designing and making clothes, day trips and traveling. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Valleyview Home Memorial Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-02 published
STOBO, Eileen (née MacDONALD)
Of Toronto and formerly of Saint Thomas and London, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the Queensway Hospital, Trillium Health Centre, Toronto, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late John R. STOBO (December 11, 1991) and dearly loved mother of Brian and his wife Thuy STOBO of Bolton, Heather and her husband Ron MADILL of London, Rosalind THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her partner Pat SALERNO of Caledon and Carolyn STOBO of Toronto. Predeceased by a sister Margaret HAYTER. Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Eileen was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on May 24th, 1918, the daughter of the late Captain Angus and Marian (O'TOOLE) MacDONALD. She was a member of St. Clement's Parish Toronto and formerly a member of Saint Peter's in London and Holy Angel's in Saint Thomas and was a former member of the Catholic Women's League. Eileen was a graduate of the Montreal General Hospital Nursing Program, and served overseas as a nursing sister in World War 2 from 1944-1946 as a lieutenant. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Tuesday morning and then to Holy Angel's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angel's Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Monday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angel's Church Restoration Fund, St. Clement's Parish or Queensway Hospital, Trillium Health Care Centre Courtyard Unit.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-03 published
STOBO, Eileen (née MacDONALD)
Of Toronto and formerly of Saint Thomas and London, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the Queensway Hospital, Trillium Health Centre, Toronto, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late John R. STOBO (Dec. 11, 1991) and dearly loved mother of Brian and his wife Thuy STOBO of Bolton, Heather and her husband Ron MADILL of London, Rosalind THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her partner Pat SALERNO of Caledon and Carolyn STOBO of Toronto. Predeceased by a sister Margaret HAYTER. Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren Kellie, Jeff, Shane, Renee, Kim and Michael and a number of nieces and nephews. Eileen was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on May 24th, 1918, the daughter of the late Captain Angus and Marian (O'TOOLE) MacDONALD. She was a member of St. Clement's Parish Toronto and formerly a member of Saint Peter's in London and Holy Angel's in Saint Thomas and was a former member of the Catholic Women's League. Eileen was a graduate of the Montreal General Hospital Nursing Program, and served overseas as a nursing sister in World War 2 from 1944-1946 as a lieutenant. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Tuesday morning and then to Holy Angel's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angel's Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Monday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angel's Church Restoration Fund, St. Clement's Parish or Queensway Hospital, Trillium Health Care Centre Courtyard Unit.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-04 published
HAMACHER, Susan Elizabeth (MANN)
At her home on Saturday, May 31, 2008, Susan Elizabeth HAMACHER in her 46th year. Loving mother of Lisa, Warren and Amber. Cherished daughter of Elizabeth and Richard McDONALD. Dear sister of Cathy MANN and Rick McDONALD Jr.. Loved by niece Samantha VANGEEL. Beloved granddaughter of Donald and Velma MANN. Predeceased by grandparents Charles and Dorothy SHEARER. Susan will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held and conducted by Rev. Tom HISCOCK of Wesley Knox United Church on Thursday, June 5 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopes Garden, 379 Dundas Street, London.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
CAREY, Isabel (McDONALD)
Peacefully at Forest Heights Long Term Care, Kitchener on Thursday, June 5, 2008, Isabel (McDONALD) CAREY, of Kitchener formerly of Embro, in her 90th year. Wife of the late Kenneth CAREY (1996.) Dear mother of Linda WATSON (Larry) of Ingersoll, Pat CAREY (Peter AGAR) of Iona Station, Nancy COOK (Perry WATERS) of Waterloo and Janet COULTER (Ron) of Waterloo. Dear grandmother of Jamie (Deanna), Scott (Debbie), CAREY (Ben), Michelle, Matthew (April), Jesse (Andrea), Ryan and Lindsay and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one brother Gordon McDONALD and one sister Bessie DIX. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll (519-425-1600) Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to service, which will be held on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Angus SUTHERLAND of Doon Presbyterian Church, Kitchener officiating. Interment North Embro Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
MARR, Joan Elizabeth
At Mount Hope Centre on May 31st, 2008, Joan Elizabeth MARR, in her 90th year. Cherished sister of Patricia MURPHY, Thomas McDONALD, Sister Mary Clare (Rosamond McDONALD), Daniel McDONALD. Predeceased by her beloved husband, R. Gordon MARR and siblings, Angus McDONALD, Beatrice McDONALD, Alex McDONALD, Hugh McDONALD and Catherine BURNETT. Joan was a graduate of Saint_Joseph's School of Nursing in London. Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady Chapel at Saint Peter's Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, London, Ontario on June 10th, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
ORRANGE, Mary Ann " Polly"
Peacefully on June 5, 2008, at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia, Mary Ann (Polly) ORRANGE, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late George Edward ORRANGE (1976.) Loving and cherished mother of Chuck and Cheryl, Rosemarie and Gerry LALIBERTE, Michael and Doreen, George and Myrna, Julie and Paul BARRINGTON and Linda and Allan MacDONALD. A wonderful and caring grandmother to 21 grandchildren and the apples of her eyes of 30 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her loving sister-in-law Kay ORRANGE, daughter-in-law Sandra ADLAM, nephew and niece Jack and Bernie ORRANGE. She will be missed by her best friend Elsie HAWKINS. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO as celebrant. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery. In memory of Polly, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of Choice. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Polly.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
RIGLEY, James " Jim" Paul
At University Hospital, surrounded by his family on June 5th, 2008, James (Jim) Paul in his 78th year passed away after a brief but courageous battle. Beloved husband of Bernice (2000). Loving father of Diane Laur and her husband Dale, devoted grandfather of Jamie and Lindsay; loving father of Carol CLASSEN, devoted grandfather of Drew and Breanne; loving father of Trish PILEGGI, devoted grandfather of Kenzie. Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada. Although Jim's family immigrated to Australia there have been many wonderful memories that have touched his heart throughout the decades with trips to Australia and wonderful letters, cards, calls and most recently through email notes. Jim is predeceased by his parents Tom and Margaret (nee MURPHY;) brothers and sisters, Grace, John, Dan, Jenny, Tom, Davie and two infant sisters Susan and Jean; and brothers-in-law Murray (Reen) BELL, and Alvin BELL. Jim was the much loved brother and friend of Eddie and Lily and will be greatly missed. Jim was an Uncle and Great Uncle and cherished by many wonderful nieces and nephews in Australia. Devoted and loving Uncle to Murray and Reen BELL's daughter Judy (BELL) WITTON and her husband Phil, and Great Uncle to Lori in Canada. Special thanks to Maurice O'CALLAGHAN, long time close friend of Jim's, Friends of the family Jason McDONALD, Brett BUTCHART, Brian KILCAN and Stephanie RUHLOFF, the wonderful and dedicated nurses and doctors in the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital, and to Pam Gosnell for all of her compassionate care. To all of Jim's family and Friends a fond farewell and A Wee Deoch-And-Doris if ye can say "It's a braw, bricht moon-light nicht: Ye're a: richt, ye ken! Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, June 9th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind for RP Research would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-11 published
SHAW, Gerry
Peacefully at his home in Port Franks on Monday, June 9th, 2008. Gerry will be deeply missed by his loving family. Wife and friend of 48 years Gladys (née MORRISON,) daughters Jody and son-in-law Daniel BOILEAU (Sechelt, British Columbia), Jennifer and son-in-law Paul BROUWER (London.) " Grampy" to Allison and Thea, his little sweethearts who will miss him dearly. Born in Morcambe, England in 1933, Gerry emigrated to Canada in 1948 with his late parents Jack and Jane SHAW. Survived by siblings Kathleen MacDONALD (Don) of London, Phyllis NEEDHAM (Don ELLIS) of Wasaga Beach, David SHAW (Janet) of Glenwood, Newfoundland. and Anne MUIR (Wilson) of Wasaga Beach. Gerry will be missed by Ross and Louise MORRISON of Mount Forest and Grant and Elsie MORRISON of Courtney, British Columbia. Gerry will also be missed by many nieces and nephews who have fond memories of their summer visits to the cottage. A long time resident of London, Ontario, Gerry moved to the cottage in his retirement after 45 years service at the London Free Press, where he made several lifelong Friends. He was an avid lover of birds and nature, and enjoyed his time spent with Friends and family at Port Franks. Sincere thanks from Gerry's family to Doctor Brian DINGLE and Nancy FULTON at the London Regional Cancer Centre, the nursing staff of C7 300 and Doctor JEJE at Victoria Hospital in London. Heartfelt thanks to the Community Care Access Centre and Palliative teams in London and Lambton County, with special gratitude for the compassionate care provided by nurses Linda BURNS and Margaret KAWASE. Visitation will be held at St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church in Forest (68 Union St.) on Friday, June 13th, 2008 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. followed by Memorial Funeral Mass at 12 p.m. with Fr. Gerard BEDARD celebrant. Private interment of cremated remains will take place at St. Peters Cemetery in London at a later date. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Christopher's Church Building Fund or the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.dodgefuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home (519-786-2401). In memory of Gerry, a living tribute has been planted. As the tree grows so will your memories. - the Denning Family

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
MacDONALD, Archibald James
Known to all as "Archie", a resident of Chatham, passed away surrounded by the love of his children, on Friday, June 13, 2008, at Meadowpark Nursing Home. Born at the home of his grandparents in Ridgetown 89 years ago to his late parents David Allen Lee MacDONALD (1946) and Catherine (McARTHUR) MacDONALD (1931) Predeceased by his loving wife of 47 years, the late Eileen (RISEBOROUG) MacDONALD (1999.) Although afflicted by Alzheimers for the past number of years, Archie was very much able to convey his love and support to his children David MacDONALD of Chatham, and Kevin MacDONALD and his wife Cheryl of Wardsville, through big smiles and an ever eager appetite as always! Grandpa will be sadly missed by Ian MacDONALD, Darrin EVANS, Michael MacDONALD, and Stephen MacDONALD, and is now joined in heaven with his grandchildren the late Richard (1998) and Laura (1985). Also survived by great-grandchildren Isaac MacDONALD, Ethan EVANS, Isabella MacDONALD, and Emma MacDONALD. Archie, the oldest of five children, is survived by his sister Margaret CLARKE, brother Allan and his wife Betty MacDONALD, and brother Ross MacDONALD. Predeceased by sister Jean WATSON, sister in-law Donna MacDONALD, and brother in-law James CLARKE. Archie was a born farmer and most of his early years were spent working in agriculture as a labourer, especially during harvest season. He enlisted in 1940 and served in the Second World War. He was in England, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Germany, and returned home the day after his father died on January 23, 1946. After the war, Archie continued his dedication to hard work, travelling to Western Canada as a farm hand during harvest season. He also worked as security on the railroad while he was out West, and in meat packing plants in Winnipeg. He returned home to work as a dispatcher for a transport company, a shipper at National Grocers, and even had his own Taxi company. In 1956 he became an Insurance Representative and the rest is history. He was Top Seller Million Dollar Round Table for three years. Archie started his own Broker business in 1989. He always worked for his clients and was trusted by all. He was involved in church life through A.O.T.S. Men's Club, and personal issues for himself and individuals through Alcoholics Anonymous. In September he would have celebrated 46 years of sobriety through A.A. A Special thank you to Doctor Tom PERKIN who always made himself available to help us learn to deal with dad's illness. He helped us maximize his quality of life and maintain his personal dignity. And finally to each and every person at Meadowpark Nursing Home for the exceptional quality of care you provided for our father for the past 5 years, you all know who you are! Thanks to you all! The MacDonald family will receive Friends at The McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St. Chatham, on Sunday, June 15, 2008 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service to be held at the Funeral Home at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17. Memorial donations made in Archie's memory to the Alzheimer's Society or the Gideon Memorial Bible Program are welcomed and appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-15 published
McDONALD, Mary (BELT)
Peacefully at Chateau Gardens, Parkhill on Friday, June 13th, 2008 Mary (BELT) McDONALD of Thedford age 88. Beloved wife of the late Fred (1979.) Loving mother of Doris SMITH and the late Don (2008) of Sarnia, Ivan and Sue McDONALD of Thedford and Bob and Barb McDONALD of Grand Bend. Mother-in-law of Dean THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Thedford. Predeceased by one daughter Grace THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (2005.) Cherished grandmother of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by granddaughter Beverley. Dear sister of Iva McLEOD of Strathroy and Joyce Steeper of Parkhill. Predeceased by one sister Rita Wilson and one brother Russell BELT. Resting at the Gilpin Chapel Thedford for funeral service on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Christine O'REILLY officiating. Visitation two hours prior to the service. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences at www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
McDONALD, Mary Margaret (NATTRESS)
Of London, Ontario, passed away peacefully at the age of 78, surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, June 19, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Bill McDONALD. Sister of the late Jean JOHNSTON. Loving mother of Scott McDONALD and wife Lorraine, Leigh YARDLEY and husband Chris, Craig McDONALD and wife Pam. Loved by her three grandchildren Hannah, Sean and Lucy YARDLEY. Will be missed by brother-in-law Bill JOHNSTON, nephew Randy JOHNSTON, nieces Diane GEE and Cathy BREEN. Mary loved her lifetime at the cottage at Barrow Bay surrounded by her cherished, lifelong Friends. Mary will be fondly remembered for her laugh, her love of playing bridge, knitting and caring and cooking for her family. She will be loved and missed by family, wonderful Friends and her faithful companion Mandy. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, June 22 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, June 23 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, Mary requested memorial donations to the Lion's head Hospital, P.O. Box 227, 22 Moore Street, Lion's head N0H 1W0, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences at www.amgfh.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
McINTYRE, Helen F.
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, June 21, 2008, Captain (retired) Helen F. McINTYRE, of Ingersoll, in her 87th year. Daughter of the late George and Pearl McINTYRE. Dear sister of Muriel LOCKHART of Ingersoll and the late John LOCKHART (1997.) Aunt of the families of Lynda REESOR (Ron), Helen LOCKHART, Al LOCKHART (Cheryl), Bill LOCKHART (Anna), Mary ROBERTSON (Ron) and Polly McDONALD (Bob) and Jessie's children Colin and Fiona. Predeceased by her sister Jessie CRAIG (1993) and brother-in-law Ken CRAIG (1998.) Helen was in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and served in the Korean War, nursing near the front lines. She remained in the army until her retirement in 1971 and had postings in Germany (3 tours) and various bases in Canada. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Memorial donations to Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care of Alexandra Hospital, Alzheimer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600). The family wishes to thank the staff of Oxford Manor, Alexandra Hospital and Woodingford Lodge, Ingersoll for their patience and excellent care of Aunt Helen for the last few years.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
GOLDHAWK, William " Allan"
Passed away at University Hospital, London on June 21, 2008. William "Allan" GOLDHAWK, of Petrolia, at the very end of his 72nd year, born in Warwick Township on July 2, 1936. Beloved husband and best friend of Debbie (née GILLETT,) and loved father of Betheny, new grandfather of 18 day old Quinntin Allan and future father-in-law of Christopher. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Beatrice (née McRAE) GOLDHAWK and his sisters Valda GEORGE and Gwen RUNNALLS and brother-in-law Bob GEORGE. Survived by sisters and brothers - Liz (Jerry) SPENCER, Linda (Pete) LEVECQUE, Wendy (Bill) VANOS, Les (Diane) GOLDHAWK, Vern GOLDHAWK and brother-in-law Wayne RUNNALLS (Sandra) plus many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Allan will be remembered for his positive and happy outlook on life, his big smile and an honest laugh. Allan was a retired Boilermaker at Local 128, Sarnia. Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a service of remembrance will celebrated on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m., with Angela MacDONALD officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Warwick United Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Cardiac Care). The caregivers at University Hospital provided the very best care to Allan and showed great kindness and concern for all his family in a very sudden and difficult time. Allan will be remembered and missed by many. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-26 published
FOREMAN, Marion Marie (DAVEY)
At the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, Marion Marie (DAVEY) FOREMAN of Wallacetown in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Mervyn FOREMAN (1999.) Dear mother of Sam FOREMAN of Wallacetown, Laurine FOREMAN and Dan NEILL of Amherstburg. Loving grandmother of Angela and John, Dean and Jess, Myha, Andrew and great-grandmother of Liam and Gabriel. Dear sister of Gladys GRAHAM of Dutton, Phyllis and Charlie McDONALD of Wallacetown. Predeceased by a brother Bob DAVEY and a sister Florence LAMB. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery, Saint Thomas. Donations to the Daffodil Auxiliary-Cancer would be appreciated. Email condolences at arnfuneralhome2@bellnet.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-26 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Wm. Ross
On Monday, June 23, 2008 Wm. Ross THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON passed away in his 82nd year, surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband of over 58 years to his wife Flora (née MacDONALD.) Beloved father to his children Brad and his children Shawn, Michelle and Colin of Clinton, Louise THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her partner John VANAALTEN and her children Laura, Sarah and David VRESK of Hamilton, Blair and his son Aaron of Tillsonburg. Survived by his brother Clare and his wife Kay of Langton and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Joe and Elva THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, brother Harold, sister Alice PHILLION. Ross was a veteran of World War 2 serving in the Navy. He was a faithful member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Tillsonburg for over 50 years and served his church in many capacities. Ross was a member of the Tillsonburg Legion Branch #153 for over 60 years, Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital - Auxiliary, the Tillsonburg Historical Society and Museum, the Legion Poppy Fund and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends, family, and neighbours at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Sunday, June 29, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion Service will commence at 6: 30 p.m. A Masonic Service under the auspice of Tillsonburg Ashlar Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #701 Lodge will commence at 7: 00 p.m. The memorial service for Ross will be on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Tillsonburg. Inurnment at the Tillsonburg Cemetery following the service. At the family's request in lieu of flowers memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a Charity of Choice. Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-27 published
MacDONALD, Angus Edward " Ian"
Peacefully passed away at University Hospital in London, Ontario on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at the age of 62. Beloved husband of Rose Mary. son of Frances and the late Angus. Cherished father of Jennifer and Edward and his wife Deborah. Proud grandfather to Angus and Evan. Dear brother of Dawn DEME and her husband Steven, Karen LAUGHLIN and her husband Terrence, Margaret JONES and her husband Russell and Sandra RENCZ and her husband Andrew. Born in 1945 in Kingston, Ontario, Ian began his life with a unique understanding of people. He worked in Human Services and completed a degree in Social Work from King's University College in 1979. He spent many years devoted to his family and had a keen interest in Sports, Politics and Social History. His spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Sunday evening, June 29 from 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Church, 377 Oakland Avenue, on Monday morning, June 30th at 11 a.m. Inurnment in Holy Family Mausoleum, Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Sunday evening at 8: 50 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; That word is love." -- Sophocles

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-29 published
McGEOCH, Thelma " Sammie"
Peacefully at Watford Quality Care on Friday, June 27th, 2008, Thelma "Sammie" McGEOCH of Melbourne in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband James "Jim" McGEOCH (1998.) Dear mother of Cheryl (Elmer) BANNISTER of Simcoe, Heather Hart (Greg) GAVAN of Sarnia, Bonnie DELANGHE of London and Kim (Paul) MacDONALD of Dutton. Dear grandmother of Nicole (Jeff) PRICE, Rick AUSTIN, Brooke and Ben DELANGHE, Kaleigh, Josh and Shawna MacDONALD. Also remembered by Melanie (Tony) and Brian GAVAN and 4 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Matthew and Jessica PRICE and Rick AUSTIN Jr. Predeceased by brother Mel BARTLETT. Mrs. McGEOCH was a longtime member of Guthrie Presbyterian Church, Melbourne and a lifetime member of Womens Missionary Society. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Sunday, June 29th from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service to follow on Monday from the funeral home commencing at 2 p.m. with Rev. Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Longwoods Cemetery, Melbourne. Donations to Guthrie Presbyterian Church, Melbourne would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
CAVES, Jean (née SHEPHERD)
Of Smiths Falls and formerly of Saint Thomas, passed away on Saturday, June 28th, 2008, at the Broadview Nursing Home, Smiths Falls, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John "Harry" CAVES and loved mother of the late Joanne (Wilbur) CAVES. She was the last of her family. Predeceased by 2 brothers Robert and Fred SHEPHERD and six sisters Pearl McDONALD, Mabel HEBEBRAND, Hazel McLEOD, Edna DUNLOP, Evelyn MILLS and Erie RACE. Loved grandmother of Stephen MATTHEWS, Danny MATTHEWS (Pearl), David MATTHEWS (Debbie), Brenda McARTHUR (late William.) Sadly missed by 8 great-grandchildren and 8 great, great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Jean was born in Saint Thomas on March 1st, 1917, the daughter of the late Robert and Eva (VAIL) SHEPHERD. She lived in Saint Thomas most of her life. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 11: 00-1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-08 published
McDONALD, Alvin Campbell
At home on Monday, July 7, 2008, Alvin Campbell McDONALD of Seaforth and formerly of Grey Township, 92 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Vera (MOLE) McDONALD (2004.) Cherished father of Lynne and John DAVIES of Seaforth. Dearly loved by his grandchildren Christopher of London and Shannon of Vancouver. Fondly remembered by Pamela DAVIES. Dear brother of Jean McGALE of Victoria. Loving uncle of Ken McGALE and Martin McGALE, both of Toronto; Carol (Eugene) HIRT of Tillsonburg; Thayne (Marion) CASSIDY of Stratford and Wayne CASSIDY (Eleanor) of Ingersoll. Also survived by many, many great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides his wife Vera, he was predeceased by his parents John C. and Gertrude (CAMPBELL) McDONALD, a daughter Gertrude Edith, in infancy (1952,) his brother-in-law Patrick McGALE, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Laura Workman STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Rev. H.V. WORKMAN and Rev. Ure STEWARD/STEWART/STUART; Donelda (Donna) and Lawrence CASSIDY; John MOLE, in infancy; and a nephew Garry CASSIDY. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Northside United Church, 54 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Thursday, July 10 at 11: 00 a.m. Pastor Elly DOW will officiate. Interment Brussels Cemetery. Memorial donations to Town and Country Support Services, Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or Northside United Church appreciated. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
MacDONALD, Samuel M. (February 26, 1935-July 9, 2004)
You gave so many things in life, Gifts both great and small, But most of all you gave us love, The greatest gift of all. Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure, You are loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure. Sadly missed by wife Leitha, Gary, Darlene and families.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-12 published
FRASER, George A.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, July 11, 2008. George A. FRASER of Woodstock in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Joyce O. (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS) FRASER for over 59 years. Dear father of Susan CAMPBELL and her husband Del of St. George, Gary FRASER (Debbie,) Janice MATTSON and her husband Terry all of Woodstock, Donna ZALITACK and her husband David of Burlington and Alex FRASER of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Stephanie, Graheme, Donny (Jodi,) Lana TAIT/TAITE/TATE (Tyler,) Heather GUNTER (Gordon,) Christopher MATTSON (Brittany,) Sarah and Niel ZALITACK, Leah, Christina, Laura, Kayle FRASER and great-grandfather of Noah, Danielle and Caitlin. Dear brother of Ellen VAN HORNE of Saint Thomas and Harry FRASER and his wife Win of Woodstock and is survived by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister June MacDONALD. George was a veteran of World War 2 serving with the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corp., a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #55, Woodstock, a member of the South Gate Senior Centre, a past employee of Standard Tube and was owner/operator of Fraser Washer Sales. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock. 519-539-0004 on Sunday, July 13, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm., where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-14 published
MacDONALD, Thomas Malcolm
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Saturday, July 12th, 2008, at the L.H.S.C. (Victoria Campus), in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of 59 years of Louise (GAUDDET) MacDONALD and dearly loved father of Judith MacDONALD (fiance James TOLMAN) of Saint Thomas, Debbie (Mike) CARRUTHERS of London, Tom Jr. "Skip" (Gina) MacDONALD of London, Phyllis (Leo) BONOMI of St. Catharines, Michael (Liz) MacDONALD of Saint Thomas, Eva NEWHOUSE of London, Philip (Rhoda) MacDONALD, Sybil (Jeff) SMITH, and Paul (Christine) MacDONALD, all of Saint Thomas and the late Jamie MacDONALD. Predeceased by a number of brothers and sisters. Sadly missed by 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Tom was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on December 18th, 1926, the son of the late Philip and Eva (RIPLEY) MacDONALD. He lived most of his life in Saint Thomas and was a member of Holy Angel's Church. He was retired from the Department of Public Works. Tom served in the Army during World War 2. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Holy Angel's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angel's Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angel's Church Restoration Fund

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-16 published
WREN, Sarah E. (CLARK)
Peacefully, at her residence in Watford, Ontario, on Monday, July 14, 2008, Sarah E. (CLARK) WREN, formerly of Kippen and Hensall, passed away in her 105th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon WREN (1973.) Dear mother of Ivan and Gertrude of Port Huron, Michigan and the late Alice and Tom SMITH. Loving grandmother of Laurie WREN of Owen Sound, Joan MacDONALD of Phoenix, Arizona and Michael and Ann SMITH of Thompson, Manitoba and great-grandmother of Christopher and Nikki MacDONALD and Joanne MacDONALD. Sadly missed by her niece Doris and the late Erwin BESTARD and their son Kevin and Sue and nephew Clark and Mary FOREST and their family Julie, Lisa and Matthew. Predeceased by her sisters Mary (Robert) BUCHANAN and Ethel (Frank) FORREST and great nephew Brian BESTARD. Sarah and Gordon lived in Kippen and ran the mail route for many years. The funeral service will be conducted in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King Street, Hensall on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to service time. Mr. Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment McTaggart's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Sarah WREN.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
BEAVERS, Leland " Lee"
The family of the late Leland (Lee) BEAVERS would like to express a heartfelt thank you to family, Friends, neighbours and caregivers for their kind support. Visits, prayers, cards, flowers and memorial donations mean so much at a time like this. To Rev. Janet FRADETTE for her visits with Lee and meaningful service we are truly grateful. For seventy years of Friendship and a eulogy of memories we thank Ed TUFFS. Special mention goes to Cathy BANKS and Ross MacDONALD for their wonderful music. For their fraternal Friendship we would like to thank those who attended the Masonic Memorial Service auspices of Kilwinning Lodge #64. Thank you to the staff of Westview Chapel for their professionalism. Thank you to our support staff at home Myra, Merrick and John, who were so dedicated to Lee. We would like to express our appreciation to all the staff of Longworth Long Term Care. They were so caring and professional. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Jean M. BEAVERS and Family

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
Three deaths probably gang related
By The Canadian Press, Mon., July 21, 2008
Toronto -- The shooting deaths of three men found sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the city's west end was probably gang related, police said yesterday.
And it's likely the victims were gunned down somewhere else in the city and were driven to the area.
Police are looking for the driver of the bullet-ridden gold Nissan Pathfinder which was found in a residential area that rarely experiences this kind of violence.
The victims identified as Adrian BANNERMAN, 29, Aaron MacDONALD, 20, and Kurt CHARLES, 27, all of Toronto, were pronounced dead at the scene early yesterday.
Police also said that the men had been in a nightclub earlier in the evening.
The shootings take the city's murder toll this year to 35, six of which happened in the past week.
Forty-one people were murdered at the same time last year.
"At this point we aren't certain that the shooting took place where the vehicle was located so we're making efforts to locate a shooting scene elsewhere," said Toronto police Homicide Squad Det. Dean BURKS as he spoke outside the cordoned-off street in the quiet, residential neighbourhood.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
MacDONALD, Lillian (née MILES)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, July 20th, 2008, Lillian MacDONALD (née MILES) of Park Place Retirement Home Woodstock, and formerly of Willowgrove Crescent, in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Ray MacDONALD (1988.) Loved mother of Howard and his wife Marilyn of Toronto. Dear Grandmother of Jane (Adrian BATTEN,) Martha (Bill NICOLOFF,) and Mary Sue (David ABELA.) Cherished great-grandmother of Evan and Andrew BATTEN; Maddy, Carly and Amy NICOLOFF and Kylie and Holly ABELA. Lillian is survived by her sister Ethel ABRAHMS of Port Charlotte, Florida as well as many nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Monday, July 28th, 2008 after 12: 30 p.m. where the complete service will be held in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Because of Lillian's fond love of children, contributions to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caring staff at Park Place Retirement Home, as well as Joanne Penny and Ethel Beamish. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
WELCH, Larry
The family of the late Larry WELCH would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to our family, Friends, and employees for your many acts of kindness shown to us in the loss of our dear loved one. We sincerely appreciate the love, support, letters, cards, phone calls, flowers, donations and food so kindly given. We wish to express our sincere thanks to the Victorian Order of Nurses, and the caring staff, nurses, and doctors at Victoria Hospital in London and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. A special thank you to the Little Beaver Restaurant staff, Bear Creek Golf Club staff and Westview Funeral Chapel. For the wonderful service which helped us celebrate Larry's life, we would especially like to thank cousin Gary GORHAM, son-in-law Mike OPDECAM, sister Brenda MUTTER, and friend Sharanne MacDONALD for her very touching songs. On a personal note, I would like to thank the family members and Friends who have supported and been there for Larry and I these past two and a half years while he battled cancer. You were always there for us the entire time. You are so precious, and you made each and every celebration special, and I know he valued the time you spent with him. I thank you with all my heart. You made his life so happy. Love to all, Lynn and family

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
ROACH, Ernest " Cutler"
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Friday, July 25th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 76th year. Husband of Shirley (CLARKE) ROACH and father of Earl ROACH and fiancee Marsha of Strathroy, Janet Elizabeth and her husband Ron SMELTZ of Trout Creek and Shirley Mae ROACH of Alberta. Brother of Barbara COLTSON, Velda CAMPBELL, Helen TAPP, Allison ROACH and Minnie STEVES. Predeceased by 2 sisters Stacey ROACH and Ruth McDONALD and by 4 brothers William, Earl, Morton and Paul ROACH. Grandfather of Michael, Steven and Pamela ROACH, Robert and Angela JENSEN and great-grandfather of Lillian JENSEN and Tamara SCHMERBAUCH. Cutler was born in Darnley, Prince Edward Island on September 1, 1932, the son of the late Fred and Elizabeth (INMAN) ROACH. He worked on the nursing staff at the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital and also drove truck. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-03-28 published
COX, Barbara (née McDONALD)
Passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 25th at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in her 61st year. Barbara, beloved partner of Ed LEAKEY and cherished mother of Heather and Louise, will be always be remembered by her precious granddaughters Brittany and Keziah, sons-in-law Peter HILSON and Harry BURGLER, as well as many Friends she considered to be family including Evelyn and Linda PARKER, Wendy FARNESS and Barb LEAKEY to name just a few. Surviving siblings include Betty, Reginald, Ross and Gloria, as well as siblings of her late husband James COX including Ron (Eve,) Irene (Norm) HENDRY, Ann (Bob) RAWN, Bill (Karen) and the late Barb (Earle) OSBURN. She was also predeceased by sisters Marg (Doug) JEFFRIES, Frieda, Doreen and brothers Albert and Bob. Barb was also a special Aunt to Sharon and Doug (Gina) JEFFERIES, Calvin McDONALD; Randy, Roxanna (George), Rob (Gayle), Joyce, Jerry (Marie), Greg, Earl (Sue,) and the late Rick (Connie) OSBURN; Sharon (John) VANDERKRABBEN, Robert, James (Carl), Michael and Jeffrey (Katrina) RAWN; Sherry (Wayne) PFEFFER and Terry (Sherald) COX; Doug (Lois), Jane, Norm, Bob, Ann and John HENDRY; Joshua and Bradley. Barb will also be sadly missed by the younger generation in her network of family and Friends including Jennifer and Jessica ROLLING, Jesse and Carlee LAWSON and numerous other great nieces and nephews. Throughout her life Barb showed incredible determination in overcoming adversity and always appreciated having her days brightened by family, Friends, former neighbours, Bendix co-workers and Laundry Factory customers. She choose to be grateful for what came her way rather than to complain about what didn't and, while receiving excellent care from Doctor QUIGG, Community Care Access Centre, hospice workers and nursing staff on the second floor of the G&M Hospital during her final months, was able to eloquently remind us all about what is truly important in life. May her spirit live on to help make the world a better place. Visitation will be held Friday, March 28th from 7-9 p.m. with funeral to follow on Saturday March 29th at 1 p.m. all at Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. Luncheon to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Collingwood. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Doctor Mark Bernstein/Brain Tumour Research c/o Toronto Western Hospital or locally to the Collingwood G&M Hospital. For further information and to sign the on-line guest book please go to: www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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McDONALD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-09 published
GOSS, Albert John Thomas
Peacefully following a long battle with lung disease on Wednesday January 2, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 72nd year. Tom of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Georgetown, beloved husband of Bev for over 50 years. Loving father of Phillip and his wife Janet, Karen and her husband Fred McDONALD, Linda GOSS and her husband André FONTAINE and Lorraine GOSS and her boyfriend Ryan CARNEY. Dear Gramps of Freddy, Stanley, Patrick, Matthew and Julie. Dear son of Doris and the late Bert GOSS. Brother of Doug and his partner Doreen WILSON, Larry and his wife Sylvia KING, Carol and her late husband John MARTIN and Janice GOSS and her partner John DENOTTBECK. Tom will be missed by Bev's siblings Fran O'DONOHOE, Paul, David, Peter and Stephen ENGLAND and their families, by Bev's Aunt and Uncle Betty and Nelson READER and their family and by his nieces, nephews and many good Friends. Tom was retired from Air Canada and was an active member of the Wasaga Beach Men's Probus and Woodworker's Club. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach (E. Of Zoo Park) (705-429-8766) from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Saturday January 5, 2008 at 11 o'clock. Spring Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Remembrances to The Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-27 published
LEBECK, Henry " Allan"
Passed away peacefully, to be with his Lord, at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, on Sunday February 24th, 2008, in his 89th year. Allan, beloved husband of Kathleen (née CULHAM.) Loving dad of Sherry and her husband George BRISTOW, Brad, Lori and her husband David BATES. Dear grandpa of Carrie (Josh,) Tara Mae (her fiancé Glen), Emily, Jeffrey, Daniel, Cassie, Charlotte and Rachel. Brother of the late Mae BAKER, Louise MacDONALD, Myrtle SMITH, Fannie HOLT, Elizabeth COBER, Frederick and Ruth PATFIELD. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Mr. LEBECK's visitation will be held on Thursday February 28th, 2008, from 7-9 p.m. at Faith Missionary Church, 1355 River Road West, Wasaga Beach. A funeral service will be held in the church on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Spring interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Donations made to Faith Missionary Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood. www.chattersonfuneralhome.com
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McDONALD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-03-26 published
McDONALD, Robert James
Peacefully on Monday March 17, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 87th year. Bob of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Ena and of the late Eva. Loving father of Robert and his wife Margaret, John and his wife Joan, Cathy McDONALD and Ann and her husband Jim BROWN all of Brampton. Dear grandfather of Blair, Keith, Michael, Carren, Bob and Andrew and proud great-grandfather of Jessie, Lee, Logan and Aidan. Bob was a proud member of the British Armed Forces, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Division (1939-1946) and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63, Collingwood for 35 years. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home -Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach (East of Zoo Park Rd.) (705-429-8766) from 10 a.m. Saturday March 22, 2008 until the time of the Service in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Reception followed. Remembrances to the General and Marine Hospital Foundation, Collingwood, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Bob's family. For further information and to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com
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McDONALD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-03-26 published
BARNHARDT, Neal
Passed away peacefully on Saturday March 22, 2008 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia in his 82nd year. Neal of Stayner, beloved husband of Ruth Anne. Loving father of Jennifer and her husband Jeff PEPPER of Collingwood, Darlene and her husband Shawn MacDONALD of Stayner and the late Edward (Ed.) Cherished grandfather of Cameron PEPPER, Gage and Tate MacDONALD. Survived by his sister Betty McGREGOR and brother Gordon BARNHARDT both of Cambridge. Pre-deceased by his brothers William and John BARNHARDT. Neal will also be sadly missed by his many Friends, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Neal was born on March 29, 1926 in Stratford, Ontario. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2. He spent many years drilling municipal water wells across Canada for International Water Supply of Barrie. At Neal's request, cremation has taken place. If desired, donations in Neal's memory may be made to a Charity of your choice. To sign the online guest book, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner (705-428-2637).
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McDONALD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-09 published
McDONALD, Robert J. " Bob"
The McDONALD family would like to thank everybody who sent cards, flowers and for attending the service. We would also like to thank the wonderful Nursing Staff on the medical ward, also Dr's Monty and Anderson and Brenda in the Emergency Dept of the Collingwood General Marine Hospital. All Friends and family who helped me through this sad time and thank you to Paula and Sean of Carruthers and Davidson. Thank you. Ena
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McDONALD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-07-23 published
EAST, Russell Robert
On July 20th, 2008 at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Lynda REID- EAST of Collingwood. Dear father Deborah-Anne EAST- SMITH of Mansfield and Leanne EAST- BENOIT of Mississauga. Also survived by his Grandchildren Darren SMITH and Miraah SMITH. Brother to Barbara MacDONALD of Mississauga and Clifford EAST of Caledon. Predeceased by his first wife June Ann EAST (May 23rd, 2001.) Visitation was held at Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road E., Wasaga Beach, 705-429-1040, on Tuesday July 22nd 2008 at 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was conducted by Rev. Jim SEAGRAM in the Chapel on Wednesday July, 23rd. Interment in Wasaga Beach Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alcoholic Anonymous, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-01 published
MacDONALD, Richard " MAC"
(September 3, 1947-December 16, 2007)
Richard MacDONALD (MAC) passed away suddenly on December 16, 2007 at his home. He created so many memories and he will be greatly missed but never forgotten. He would never want us to mourn his life (or write a cheesy obituary about it), for he had a great time! There will be no service by request and that is why Sherry, Emily and Dan are throwing a party in his honour to celebrate his life. We want to invite all who knew and loved my dad to come to: Sylvia's Restaurant (The Sylvia Hotel) 1154 Gilford St. (on English Bay) Vancouver, British Columbia Date: January 12, 2008 Time: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Let's listen to some good music, drink beer and share some funny stories about Richard. My dad was never a big fan of flowers; he killed all the ones my mom ever tried to grow. So in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charitable organization that my dad fully supported and where my mom volunteers: Women's Information Safe Haven. Website: www.wish-vancouver.net We love you Daddy! Emily.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-02 published
BOSLEY, Mary Margaret (née WILDER)
Peacefully, at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Saturday, December 29, 2007, four days after her 88th birthday. Beloved wife of Murray. Loving mother of Tim (Bonnie) MacDONALD and Jamie (Cathy) MacDONALD, and predeceased by son David MacDONALD. Dear Grandma of Lindsay (Steve ZOLIS,) Michelle (Quentin SINCLAIR,) Fraser, Scott and Margo MacDONALD, and proud great-grandmother of Julia ZOLIS. Devoted sister to Bill (Billie) WILDER. Will be sadly missed by Murray's sons, John and David (Nancy) BOSLEY.
A private funeral service has taken place. The family will welcome Friends for a celebration of Mary's life at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Ave., on Monday, January 7 from 4: 00 to 6:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to Bloorview Kids Rehab Foundation, 150 Kilgour Rd., Toronto M4G 1R8, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
LITTLE, Berniece Margaret (née AVERY) (1918-2007)
Peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2007 at Hazelton Place Retirement Residence in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Doctor Marcus Harvey LITTLE, and mother of Marcus (Alanna, predeceased,) Natalie (Paul RAYMOND,) and David (Lori McDONALD.) Loving grandmother of Marcus and Nicholas RAYMOND. She also leaves her dear sister-in-law Jean AVERY, nieces Margaret, Lorna, Susan, nephew Edward, her great friend and cousin Dawn MacDONALD, and many family and Friends in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. Special thanks, to the staff at Saint Michael's Hospital and to everyone at Hazelton Place. Berniece was a proud nursing graduate of Saint Michael's Hospital. She loved her winters in Arizona, and her garden at Emohruo, her cottage in Peterborough. Fiercely independent, she had only recently moved into Hazelton Place, where she had a wonderful last few months playing bridge, following the stock market and making new Friends. The family of Berniece will receive Friends at Hazelton Place, 111 Avenue Road on Friday, January 4th, from 5: 30-7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Michael's Hospital Staff Tuition Assistance Fund, either online or at 416-864-5000, would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
LITTLE, Berniece Margaret (née AVERY) (1918-2007)
Peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2007 at Hazelton Place Retirement Residence in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Doctor Marcus Harvey LITTLE, and mother of Marcus (Alanna, predeceased,) Natalie (Paul RAYMOND,) and David (Lori McDONALD.) Loving grandmother of Marcus and Nicholas RAYMOND. She also leaves her dear sister-in-law Jean AVERY, nieces Margaret, Lorna, Susan, nephew Edward, her great friend and cousin Dawn MacDONALD, and many family and Friends in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. Special thanks, to the staff at Saint Michael's Hospital and to everyone at Hazelton Place. Berniece was a proud nursing graduate of Saint Michael's Hospital. She loved her winters in Arizona, and her garden at Emohruo, her cottage in Peterborough. Fiercely independent, she had only recently moved into Hazelton Place, where she had a wonderful last few months playing bridge, following the stock market and making new Friends. The family of Berniece will receive Friends at Hazelton Place, 111 Avenue Road on Friday, January 4th, from 5: 30-7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Michael's Hospital Staff Tuition Assistance Fund, either online or at 416-864-5000, would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-04 published
MacDONALD, Richard " MAC"
(September 3, 1947-December 16, 2007)
Richard MacDONALD (MAC) passed away suddenly on December 16, 2007 at his home. He created so many memories and he will be greatly missed but never forgotten. He would never want us to mourn his life (or write a cheesy obituary about it), for he had a great time! There will be no service by request and that is why Sherry, Emily and Dan are throwing a party in his honour to celebrate his life. We want to invite all who knew and loved my dad to come to: Sylvia's Restaurant (The Sylvia Hotel) 1154 Gilford St. (on English Bay) Vancouver, British Columbia Date: January 12, 2008 Time: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Let's listen to some good music, drink beer and share some funny stories about Richard. My dad was never a big fan of flowers; he killed all the ones my mom ever tried to grow. So in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charitable organization that my dad fully supported and where my mom volunteers: WISH (Women's Information Safe Haven) Website: www.wish-vancouver.net We love you Daddy! Emily

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-14 published
BELLIVEAU, Gertrude Adell (PUJOLAS) (1911-2008)
Born on December 5, 1911, Gertrude BELLIVEAU, wife of the late John Edward " Ned" BELLIVEAU, died in Moncton in the early hours of Saturday, January 12. She was 96.
They were the parents of five sons, William, Michael, Richard, Timothy and Peter. Gertrude and Ned were natives of Moncton, New Brunswick, and lived for over thirty years in Ontario where Ned wrote for The Windsor Star and The Toronto Star. They returned to the Maritimes in 1972.
Gertrude is survived by four sons, Bill (Sheila McALLISTER,) Rick, Tim (Suzanne PELHAM) and Peter (Lynn PARSONS), Mike's wife Rita AUFFREY, bother-in-law Frank, and nine grandchildren Tim, Paul, Anne, (their mother Elinor Woodliffe MacDONALD) Jacqueline (mother Sharon ROBINSON,) Joseph (mother Charlene LEBERER,) Peter James, Suzanne, Patrick and Rachael and four great-grandchildren Charlotte, Devynn, Jaimee, Kira and Jonah.
She was predeceased by her husband Ned, sister Myrl, son Michael and granddaughter Marie Adèle Myra.
Gertrude lived a long and generally happy life. She was always true to her own lights and a source of love and strength to her family.
Gertrude will be resting at Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, 171 Lutz Street, Moncton. Visiting hours 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, January 14. A funeral mass will be held at St. Bernard's Church, Botsford Street, Moncton at 1: 30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, (506) 857-8564.
Online condolences can be made via www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-15 published
BRANNAN, Dorothy Jean (née MONTAGUE)
(Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the 48th Highlanders)
On Sunday, January 13, 2008 at the Brant Centre in Burlington. Beloved wife of the late James BRANNAN. Sister of the late Arthur Victor MONTAGUE of Surrey, B.C., Aunt of Shirley MacDONALD of Orangeville and Arthur MONTAGUE of Ottawa, Aunt of Bill and Amy BRANNAN of Burlington, Ontario, Ewan and Christine CRAIG of Alexandria, Scotland, Elma and Peter McLETCHIE of Rexford, New York, Jim and Margaret BRANNAN of Balloch, Scotland, Tom and Emma BRANNAN of Dumbarton, Scotland and Tommy FAIRBAIRN of Alexandria, Scotland. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 11-12 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2008 with a funeral service at 12 o'clock. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-24 published
Risky intersection claims three Carleton Friends
Police trying to figure out what happened in crash that also injured two other students, one critically
By Gloria GALLOWAY with a report from staff at The Charlatan, the newspaper at Carleton University, Page A9
Ottawa -- Brianne DESCHAMPS and Vanessa CRAWFORD joked about how close they were by listing themselves as "married" on their Facebook profiles.
The two bubbly and intelligent girls from Southwestern Ontario had a lot in common.
They lived in small towns, went to the same country high school, and headed off to Carleton University in Ottawa to experience the heady freedom of undergraduate life.
The final chapter of their tight-knit relationship was written early yesterday when they died, along with their friend Mark MacDONALD, in a crash that left his sport utility vehicle a tangled hulk of dark metal.
"They were just great girls. They were just absolutely wonderful," said Denise SYER, who went to high school with the two 19-year-olds in Petrolia, east of Sarnia. Ms. SYER could barely speak through her tears as she grappled with the loss.
Mr. MacDONALD, 20, was also a Carleton student - someone who was remembered for his love of life and his athleticism.
Police say he was at the wheel when his Toyota 4-Runner was hit by a bus at about 1: 50 a.m. at an intersection of two main roads just south of the university, which is notorious for its high number of crashes.
The force of the impact took out a heavy, metal light standard. The bus was tossed into a snowbank.
All three young people were pronounced dead at the scene and two other students in the sport utility vehicle were also injured. Ben GARDINER, 25, was listed as being in critical but stable condition in hospital yesterday after undergoing leg surgery. A 19-year-old female student was treated in hospital and released.
Although it had snowed most of Tuesday, the flurries had substantially tapered off by the early hours of yesterday.
Police said yesterday afternoon that they were still trying to piece together what had happened, but they suspected alcohol might have been involved. The bus driver, who suffered minor injuries along with one of his passengers, told police that he had the green light.
Brier DODGE, a Carleton journalism student, grew up in Arnprior, west of Ottawa, with Mr. MacDONALD and remembered him as being a national-level swimmer, though he quit before enrolling at Carleton.
Ms. DODGE said that Mr. MacDONALD was the type of guy who loved to have fun.
"Looking back at him I think you can say that he really did live every day the way he really wanted to," she said. He and the two girls who died "all really loved life and to have fun. They were always inviting people over."
Lindsay SKEOCH, a second-year sociology student, said she was lost for words. "He was a really good friend and somebody I'll remember forever," she said of Mr. MacDONALD. "He was a hilarious guy. He was always up for fun - always wanted to go out and do things. He never was one to sit around."
Ms. DESCHAMPS was a music major who planned to teach music privately after graduation, her father, Stephen DESCHAMPS, said when reached at the family's home in Petrolia.
"She loved life, loved her Friends. I loved her giggle, her laugh, her beautiful, beautiful smile. Anything I'd do would make her laugh. She was very much a daddy's girl."
Ms. CRAWFORD hailed from Corunna.
Nicole BURK/BURKE, who worked part time with her at the local Tim Hortons while the two were in high school, described her as fun loving and someone who was an excellent singer. "She was in the Jazz Attack group at my school and she was really good."
Paul WIERSMA is the vice-principal at Lambton Central Collegiate Vocational Institute in Petrolia where both girls went to school. The students were told of the tragedy at the end of the day yesterday and a moment of silence was observed.
"They will be very much missed by our senior students and by our teachers," Mr. WIERSMA said. "They were full of life and they certainly were excited by going off to university. They had a lot of potential and a lot to offer."
At Carleton, flags were flying at half-mast yesterday.
Samy MAHMOUD, Carleton's interim president, described the news of the deaths as "devastating."

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-25 published
STUTT, Devon John
Peacefully passed away on January 20, 2008 at Toronto Western Hospital, with family and Friends by his side. He is survived by his loving partner Allan MacDONALD and many cherished Friends. A private celebration of Devon's life will be held in the near future. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and RT staff at Toronto Western Hospital Intensive Care Unit for their care and support. Should family, Friends, or colleagues desire, donations in Devon's name can be made to a charity of your choice.
"He will be sadly missed but forever loved"

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
HOLMAN, Frances Margaret (née MacDONALD) (1915-2008)
Peacefully at the Ottawa (Civic) Hospital following a stroke, Frances died in her 93rd year on 23 January 2008 in the loving company of her daughter Susan. Born in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia on Friday, 13 August 1915, she was the daughter of the manager of the Marconi wireless station, Donald MacDONALD and Katherine FRASER. Predeceased by her beloved husband Air Commodore Donald Morison, brother Bill MacDONALD and sister-in-law Dorothy (Gainesville, Florida), and infant daughter Mary. She is survived by her son Fraser and wife Sandy (Toronto), daughter Sue and husband Ted BAKER (Ottawa) and son Rob and wife Kathy (Corvallis, Oregon), as well as five grandchildren, Robin (Jenny), Lori, Kelly (Christa), Aran (Chrissy) and Sean (Elizabeth), and five great-grandchildren, Brandon, Alexandra, Kylie, Rhys, and newborn Maeve. She will be fondly remembered by her numerous Friends and relations, who were touched by her love of life, her grace and wisdom, and not least her unique singing voice. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of the Ottawa Hospital for ensuring her comfort for the last few weeks of her life. The family will receive visitors in Ottawa at Rideau Place, 550 Wilbrod Street, on Friday, 1 February between 2 and 5 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Kingston at St. George's Cathedral, 270 King Street at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 2 February, followed by a reception at the Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street. Donations in Frances' memory may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E8, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 613-548-7973. Online condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-30 published
NEALON, Frances Pauline (CUTHBERT)
At Lakeview Manor, Beaverton, on Sunday, January 27, 2008. Pauline (CUTHBERT) NEALON was the beloved wife of the late Nick NEALON. Dear mother of Marie McKENNA (Kevin) of Toronto, Cathy NEALON of Markham, Paul NEALON (Alla) of Beaverton, Patrick NEALON of Port Perry and predeceased by Judi MacDONALD. Grandmother of Jodi, Anne Marie and Kelly McKENNA, James and Caitlin MacDONALD, Brendan and Danielle SOUCHE. Sister-in-law of Maryanne (Molly) NEALON. The family received Friends at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Tuesday. Funeral mass was held at Saint_Joseph's Catholic Church, Beaverton, on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment St. Malachay's Catholic Cemetery, Sunderland. The family would appreciate memorial donations to the Community Living Durham North or the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences are welcomed at: www.manganfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-01 published
DICASTRI, Adrian John
After a year-long battle with bladder cancer in which he displayed incredible strength and courage, Adrian died at home on January 29, 2008 at the age of fifty-five, surrounded by his loving family. Adrian was born on September 5, 1952 in Victoria, British Columbia. His childhood and adolescence there are forever preserved in countless stories of mischief and mayhem that have caused an obscene amount of laughter over the years. Having decided to take his show on the road, Adrian went to Europe for six months when he was 19 years old, an experience that had a profound effect on him. Despite this, any dreams he may have had of perpetual globetrotting were happily scuttled when he came back from Europe and met the love of his life, Susan McDONALD. Adrian and Susan moved to Ontario, where Adrian studied Architecture at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Upon graduating, he eagerly looked forward to a blissful period of freedom and adventure with his wife. Fate, of course, had other plans and the couple soon learned that Susan was pregnant with their first child, Nicholas. Their second, Julia, was born two years later. Adrian was a fantastic father and husband, and his family was very close and full of love. They were also extremely loud, but this was only a problem for the people sitting next to us at Chinese restaurants. Notable family moments included trips to Mexico; amazing summers spent up at Cape Chin, on Georgian Bay; and the construction of the family cottage designed by Adrian, at Cameron Point, also on Georgian Bay. Although he grew to love landlocked Toronto (as long as the temperature remained above 10°C), Adrian maintained a strong connection to the sea. One of his greatest pleasures in life was swimming in the ocean. He was also known and loved for his low-key nature, always choosing the inconspicuous route despite his considerable achievements, charm, and wit. Adrian was an award-winning architect, and was passionate about cities and design. He loved working with people and, noticing this, they forgave him the occasional expletive or three. His career as an architect is probably best summed up by saying he had a lot of fun. Adrian is survived by his wife, Susan McDONALD, his children, Julia and Nicholas, his brothers Dennis, Julian, Simon, and Matthew, and his sister, Stephanie, as well as his many close Friends whose love he treasured. We love you and miss you dad, and will always cherish your memory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Adrian DiCastri Scholarship c/o the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, 230 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1R2. A Memorial Celebration will be held on Tuesday, February 5th from 2-3 p.m. in the Great Hall, Hart House (UofT) at 7 Hart House Circle. Followed by a reception from 3-5 p.m. at the same location.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
Toronto modernist's projects married pragmatism, poetic sensibility
Award-winning university collaboration conjures an architecture both sustainable and beautiful
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
An architect who was ahead of the curve in thinking how sustainable design can be integrated in elegant architectural solutions, Adrian DICASTRI brought his love of music and culture along with his analytical skills to the art and practice of his profession.
"What a lot of people didn't realize about Adrian was his poetic sensibility," said his friend Dereck REVINGTON, another architect who described Mr. DICASTRI's major buildings as "full of colour and light and a subtle dancing rhythm."
Pragmatism had to be satisfied first, but what characterized Mr. DICASTRI's work was a luminous and lyrical modernism, Mr. REVINGTON said. "His definition of sustainability was much more complex than simply creating ecologically friendly buildings. He spoke continuously about the importance of cultural, environmental and aesthetic sustainability."
Adrian John DICASTRI was born in Victoria, the second of five sons and one daughter of architect John DICASTRI (obituary September 22, 2005) and his wife Florence Margaret (GREENWOOD,) who was always called Paddy. The family lived first in the Rockland area of Victoria - in a house his father had designed - and then in a rambling former seniors' residence close to the ocean in Oak Bay that the senior Mr. DICASTRI renovated to accommodate his large and rambunctious family.
As a boy, Adrian was the only child who showed any ability at sketching and drawing, according to his younger brother Julian. He also swam "like a porpoise" and loved being in the water, a passion he would later sustain in "landlocked Toronto" by designing and building a family cottage on Georgian Bay.
He attended St. Patrick's Elementary School and then Oak Bay junior and senior high schools, graduating in 1969. He worked in his father's architectural office for a couple of years and then, at 19, went travelling in Europe for six months.
After returning, he resumed his Friendship with Susan McDONALD, who had been a year or so behind him in high school, and entered the University of Victoria, where he studied English literature in a general arts program. A ferocious reader, he was torn in those early years between teaching and architecture. He left after two years and went travelling again, this time to Mexico and Central America. By the time he returned, he had affirmed his decision on a career in architecture. He won a place in the University of Waterloo's co-op degree program in January, 1976.
After completing nearly three years of his degree, he and Ms. McDONALD (by then his wife) moved to Toronto, where he enrolled in the architecture program at the University of Toronto. Larry RICHARDS, former dean of the faculty of architecture, remembers him as "an outstanding, leading student" who was also a very nice guy. Mr. DICASTRI graduated with a bachelor of architecture degree in 1982. son Nicholas was born in 1983 and daughter Julia in As a young architect, Mr. DICASTRI worked at Diamond and Schmitt architects in Toronto. "He was an extraordinarily focused and smart guy who was a really great critic on projects in development," said Don SCHMITT, a principal in the firm. "He was a real modernist, and rigorous in his focus on rational solutions and elegant but spare design." Mr. SCHMITT also remembered him as being relaxed and possessing a dry sense of humour, qualities that "are very important in the culture of an office."
Architect John VAN NOSTRAND hired Mr. DICASTRI in 1984. "He was interested in working in a smaller firm where he could have more direct influence," Mr. VAN NOSTRAND said. The two eventually became partners, working on some major social housing projects until government support for that market dried up in the early 1990s. They also did a number of university projects, including the revitalization of St. George Street on the University of Toronto campus.
"He was a brilliant designer and he got brilliant buildings done, but he did it in a very pragmatic way," said Mr. VAN NOSTRAND. "He had real stamina for sticking with long projects and making sure that they were finished off as well as they were started. And he was a good leader. People who worked for him respected him and wanted to make good buildings for him."
In the mid 1990s, their firm went after the contract for the Computer Science and Engineering Building at York University. Mr. DICASTRI, fascinated by the idea of creating sustainable buildings, was superb at forging connections and put together a collaboration that included Vancouver architect Peter Busby, a noted green designer.
"That building is really a reflection of Peter Busby and his West Coast thinking and Adrian DICASTRI and his practical, plain thinking and his understanding of the complexity of York University and where it could go," said architect Peter CLEWES.
The building, which has operable windows, uses "passive strategies" to maximize natural light and ventilation and decrease the need for air-conditioning. It won several awards, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Governor-General's Medal in Architecture. Mr. CLEWES said it demonstrates that "it is not only the spaces within buildings that are important, but the spaces they create outside of themselves." A complex and seminal building in Mr. DICASTRI's career, it speaks to how he was beginning to think about collaboration with others and about the practicalities of creating buildings that are both sustainable and yet beautiful to live and work in. "That was a turning point for him."
Mr. CLEWES and Mr. DICASTRI, who had known each other since the 1980s, often commiserated about the capriciousness of a career in architecture - which is known as a fine vocation and a horrible profession, especially during economic downturns. They were both partners in architectural firms that were struggling to sustain themselves when Mr. DICASTRI called Mr. CLEWES in 1998 and proposed they merge practices. He cited the computer sciences building at York as an example of the kinds of things they could do together.
"It came out of the blue," Mr. CLEWES said this week - but the more he thought about it, the more he realized that "for the first time in about eight or nine years, [I felt] I could stick my head up above water and look around and say, 'This could mean something more than simply surviving.' "
The following year, Van Nostrand Dicastri and Wallman Clewes Bergman merged to form Architects Alliance. Mr. DICASTRI's strength as a strategic thinker and team builder came into play on one of the firm's significant projects, the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the U of T, which they did in collaboration with Stefan Behnisch Architekten in Germany. The completed building - elegant, intriguingly situated, ecologically green, technologically but subtly complicated - has won popular accolades and several design prizes, including the International Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Design Excellence Award from the Ontario Association of Architects.
It was poignant that Mr. DICASTRI, at the point when his professional and family lives were happily and productively established, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006. The next 15 months were a relentless struggle with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation as he fought against what proved to be an unconquerable illness. A week ago, he received a specially designed box containing individually written letters, poems and messages of esteem and affection from his colleagues at Architects Alliance. He was still well enough to read and share them with his family.
Adrian John DICASTRI was born in Victoria on September 5, 1952. He died at home in Toronto on January 29, 2008, of metastasized bladder cancer. He was 55. He is survived by wife Susan McDONALD, children Nicholas and Julia, five siblings and extended family. There will be a celebration of his life Tuesday in the Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-05 published
MacDONALD, Ken
of Victoria, British Columbia (formerly of Toronto), passed away on February 4, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is remembered by his loving wife, Vicki DAVIDOFF; adoring children, Jesse and Danielle (Jim); mother, Florence; brother, Jim (Judy) loving extended family, Joanne (James), Hayley, Adam (Vered) and many Friends. Loving and devoted grandfather to Owen and Liam. Predeceased by Karol STEINHOUSE. After a very successful consulting career Ken returned to his true passion, working with his hands in the wonderful British Columbia outdoors.
Funeral service will be held at McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, Victoria, British Columbia on Thursday, February 7th at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, donations to Western Canada Wilderness Committee (1-800-661-9453) would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com McCall Bros. of Victoria, British Columbia 1-800-870-4210

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-03 published
MacDONALD, Birthe Marie (née PETERSEN)
Peacefully at home on Friday 29th, February 2008, in her 75th year. Birthe, beloved wife of Ashley MacDONALD. Loving mother of Peter, Anna, Elsa, mother-in-law of Julie and Gary. Farmor of Lewis and Murdo'. Mormor of Bryn, ElsaMarie and Declan. Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main Street North, on Monday, March 3, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Sevice will be held at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 10 a.m. In memory of Birthe, donations to the Parkinson Society, Victorian Order of Nurses or to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. An online book of condolences can be signed on
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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-10 published
MacDONALD, Donald C.
Died peacefully Saturday, March 8, 2008. Survived by his wife of 66 years Simone and children Sandi (Paul), Joy (Bob) and Brian (Darlene), 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. At his request there will be no funeral. Donations to a charity of your choice.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-10 published
'Best premier Ontario never had,' Donald C. MacDONALD dies at By Sandra MARTIN, Page A10
Often called the best premier that Ontario never had, Donald C. MacDONALD, former leader of the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation and the New Democratic Parties in Ontario, died Saturday night of heart failure at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He was 94.
Mr. MacDONALD, who was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, on December 7, 1913, earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and then served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War.
After working as treasurer and organizer of the federal Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Party, he represented the Ontario provincial riding of York South for the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation for nearly 30 years, from 1955 until 1982 (when he resigned his seat to make way for Bob Rae's switch from federal to provincial politics).
"His great quality, his essence was his indefatigable optimism," Mr. Rae said yesterday. Mr. Rae is now running for the Liberals in the federal by-election of Toronto-Centre on March 17. "Every cloud had a silver lining, every setback a way to jump ahead. He lived and fought for what he believed in, and touched all of us with his ebullient determination."
Mr. MacDONALD served as provincial party leader from 1951 to 1961. When the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation became the New Democratic Party in 1961, Mr. MacDONALD continued as leader until 1970 when he was succeeded by Stephen Lewis.
A journalist and university lecturer, he wrote his memoirs, The Happy Warrior, in 1988.
He leaves his wife Simone, two daughters, a son and his extended family. At his request, there will be no funeral. A public celebration of his life is being planned for a later date.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
McDONALD, Eileen
Born March 16, 1921. Died peacefully at Princess Gardens on March 17, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Reuben for 58 years. Dear mother of Louise MORAN and her husband Patrick of Toronto, Linda GASKELL and her husband David of Peterborough, Brock McDONALD and his wife Jill of Bridgenorth and Gloria ZOBRIST and her husband Peter of Peach Tree City, Georgia. Loving grandmother of Christopher and Luke, Robin, Jeffery and Kirk, Jami and Steven, Stephanie and Nicholas. Dear Great-grandmother of Naomi WALSH and Maddy GASKELL. Dear sister of Joan LAWRENCE of Maple Green, Saskatchewan, Ruth COOK of Winnipeg, Manitoba and the late Audrey HALL of Neepawa, Manitoba. Survived by sister-in-law Zoe McDONALD of Peterborough. Graduate of Winnipeg General and Brandon Psychiatric Hospital. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m., Reverend Kevin Derry officiating. In memory of Eileen, donations to Five Counties Children's Centre or Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-19 published
MacDONALD, Shirley Kathleen
In memory of our mother who passed away ten years ago today. You're missing when we turn out the lights, You're missing when we close our eyes, You're missing when we see the sun rise, You're missing&hellip
Much love from Nancy, Kathleen, Christine and Paula

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
MacDONALD, Kate (December 6 1960-March 31 2004)
Dearly departed wife and mother
Il y a quatre ans Jamais oubliée, jamais…. Lovingly remembered and terribly missed Today and everyday…. Denis, Andrew, Edward, Nicholas and all her Family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
McDONALD, A. Les
Health educator, history lover, loyal friend. Born October 24, 1928, in North Bay. Died December 11, 2007, in Toronto of natural causes, aged 79.
By Ron JETTE, Page L8
Simply " Les" to everyone he knew, A. Les McDONALD was a big man with a big voice.
"We don't give, kid," he claimed to have once told a small child who came to his office to solicit for a charitable cause. "We take!"
No one who knew him believed the story, of course. That just wasn't Les.
Could he be intimidating to the uninitiated? Absolutely. His stature, his voice and his steadfast dedication to his beliefs left no one in doubt about how he felt. Deep down, however, this was a man who cared profoundly about people and who dedicated himself to public health.
Les was born and raised in North Bay during the Great Depression. His family had a house on Lake Nipissing, where the kids used to swim daily from the minute the ice broke in the spring.
He grew up a tall, strong man, determined to make the world a better place. Whether it was organizing national or international conferences, pressing for better Canadian influenza campaigns or working with his colleagues nationally to reduce tobacco use, Les always did his best work on the front lines. He was instrumental in the formation of both the International Asthma Council and the Canadian Network For Asthma Care.
Perhaps his proudest moment came in 2004 when he was the first recipient of an award named in his honour by the Canadian Network For Asthma Care. Over the years, Les was recognized by many other organizations for his contributions.
While his interests were public, Les was a private man. Although he never married or had children, family was always important to him - he was very close to his parents, taking care of his ailing mother until she died well into her 90s.
Taking care of people was what Les seemed to do best. He was an organizer, a details man, a doer. And he relished the feeling of a job well done, taking obvious pride in his accomplishments.
He loved quiet moments: reading, reflecting, thinking. A former city councillor in Sudbury and a staunch Liberal, Les often turned his attention to politics. He collected, read and studied the memoirs of past prime ministers and Canadian political figures, savouring them as he would a tumbler of Johnnie Walker Black (on the rocks, just a little water, please).
His collection of signed prime ministerial photographs - which has since been bequeathed to his beloved alma mater, Laurentian University - was often the topic of conversations with Les. "I need just four to complete the collection," he would say, "Mackenzie, Abbott, Thompson and Bowell. Any ideas?"
Ron JETTE is Les's friend.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
McDONALD, Julian Hugh
Of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away peacefully at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home on April 1, 2008. Hugh was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 16, 1927, the youngest son of the late John Hamilton and Marion Cecil McDONALD. He was predeceased in 2000 by the love of his life, his beloved wife of forty-two years, Diane Mary McDONALD. He was also predeceased by his sister Marion, and his brother Ian (Janet). Hugh is survived by his children: Elizabeth GAGE (Gord) and grandchildren Sarah and Christopher of Winnipeg; Donald (Teresa) and grandchildren Nicholas, Rebecca, Davis, and Madeleine of Calabasas, California; Gillian QUINN of Breckenridge, Colorado; Heidi McSWEENEY (Michael) and grandchildren Benjamin and Connor of Ottawa; and Heather STEFANSON (Jason) and grandchildren Victoria and Thomas of Winnipeg. He is also survived by his sister Elizabeth ARMYTAGE of Winnipeg, and Cynthia (Andrew) HUNTER of London, Ontario, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Hugh was raised in Winnipeg and received his early education at Tuxedo Public School and Bishop Ridley College, prior to joining The Royal Canadian Naval College in 1944. After the war he enrolled in studies at University of Manitoba, graduating from the Faculty of Law in 1952. Hugh then began his law career at the firm Thompson Dorfman Sweatman and after several energizing years left the firm to join the family business. Hugh had many business endeavors throughout his long tenure as President of the McDonald Grain Company Ltd. These activities primarily led him into real estate development where he spent over 25 years building and developing the residential sub-divisions north of Winnipeg in the rural municipality of East St. Paul. In addition, there are a variety of residential and storage facilities within Winnipeg which still owe their origins to Hugh's intensive activities and calculating insight. Early on in life, Hugh's keen interests in community responsibility led to his passionate involvement in charity work and eventually politics. Hugh became an active member of the Progressive Conservative Party, and sought election to the Manitoba Legislature. Over the course of his life, Hugh was active in all provincial and federal elections. Few people loved Manitoba and Winnipeg more than Hugh did, and he spoke passionately about his city and Province to anyone he came into contact with throughout his extensive travels in Canada and abroad. Never far from his heart was the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club where he was an original Life Member and keen sportsman. Hugh was a devoted father and an incredible family man. His loving children were the beneficiaries of several trips throughout North America in the family motor home, often enjoying 'preferred parking' status at many of the continent's finest ski resorts and beaches. From an early age Hugh developed a passion for Lake of the Woods, where he spent over six decades of summers at the family camp, Nebinitawin. For over forty years, he, Diane, and their children were able to experience the beauty of the Lake together, and share many good times with family Friends and relatives. Hugh loved to entertain and 'Neb' was the preferred location for many great parties and family weddings held over the years. Lake life also brought out the passion Hugh had for sailing and later, tennis, both of which he keenly pursued through his membership and leadership in the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club. Hugh loved his community, cherished his Scottish heritage and was an active parishioner of St. George's Anglican Church and a proud member of The St. Andrew's Society. Hugh knew and understood the importance of giving back to the community and never shied away from participating in his community's life. He was a past Chairman of the Board at Balmoral Hall School, past board member of Ridley College, past Chairman of the Children's Hospital Research Foundation, past board member of the Health Science Centre Research Foundation, and an Honorary Life member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. Hugh will be remembered and loved for his good-natured disposition, keen sense of humor, natural cleverness, value of tradition and above all, for the love he showed towards family and Friends. He will be sorely missed by his children, grandchildren, Friends and relatives, all of whom take solace in knowing he is now at peace and with Diane watching over all of us. A celebration of Hugh's life will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 168 Wilton Street at Grosvenor, on Friday April 11, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. followed by interment at Saint_John's Cathedral and reception at The Manitoba Club. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Children's Hospital Foundation, CE 501-840 Sherbrooke Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1S1 Thomson Funeral Home. 669 Broadway 204-783-7211 · www.thomsonfuneralchapel.com Life stories may be shared with Friends and family across the globe at www.mem.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-17 published
Ontario New Democratic Party leader turned province into a three-party political system
A politician who was remarkably deficient in ego, he took over with a caucus so small that he held 18 portfolios, yet 'was never, ever, set back.' He put cause before ambition and twice stepped aside for others
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S8
In a political career that spanned three decades and as many premiers (Leslie Frost, John Robarts and William Davis), Donald C. MacDONALD never despaired that his social democratic convictions would ultimately prevail. "I am, by nature, an optimist - an 'incorrigible optimist' according to my Friends," he confided in his aptly named memoirs, The Happy Warrior.
"Whenever we were defeated, he always found a moral victory," said former politician Stephen Lewis, who succeeded Mr. MacDONALD as leader of Ontario's New Democratic Party. "Whenever we made progress by inches, he saw a socialist sweep. He was never, ever, set back."
As a politician, Mr. MacDONALD was that most extraordinary of creatures, a man without an overweening ego. He put the cause before his own ambition, working as an organizer for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation under David Lewis, stepping down from the New Democratic Party leadership to make way for Stephen Lewis in 1970 and then resigning from York South, the seat he had held for 27 years, to ease Bob Rae's transition from federal to provincial politics.
How he would respond to Mr. Rae's current political incarnation is harder to gauge. "For Donald, it would have been inexplicable. It would have hurt him deeply," said Mr. Lewis. "He would not have understood how somebody who was schooled at the feet of Tommy Douglas, Stanley Knowles and David Lewis, and who then became premier of the province as a New Democrat, could make the jump [to the Liberal Party]. He would have been quite taken aback."
"He was very disappointed, but, directly contrary to what some people have said, it never affected our personal relationship. He never expressed any bitterness to me," said Mr. Rae, speaking from the lobby of the House of Commons in Ottawa. "He understood that I had reached a different point in my life and that I simply disagreed with the idea that one could only be a progressive inside the New Democratic Party. I also felt that a real change was taking place because the Harris-Harper takeover of [the Progressive Conservative] parties provincially and federally changed the dynamics of politics - and I continue to believe that very strongly."
Many of us wander through life changing jobs and searching for our true vocation. Not Mr. MacDONALD. He set his sights on a career in politics as a teenager and determined the route he would follow to achieve his goal. "I can recall vividly an occasion in Grade 10," he wrote in his memoirs, "when each member of the class had to deliver a speech on what they intended to do upon graduation. Some were uncertain, but not me: school teaching was to be the stepping stone, while doing undergraduate work, to weekly journalism, in pursuit of the goal of politics."
The only question: Which party? His parents were apolitical and, as a young man, he leaned towards the Progressive Conservatives, if only as a personal tilt away from the Liberals, who dominated federal politics. It was life, and what he saw of it during the Depression and the Second World War, that determined his political stripe as a social democrat.
"Although philosophically misguided, he was nonetheless a predominant figure in the legislature," said his old political foe, William Davis, Ontario premier from 1971 to 1985. "He was a great debater and very knowledgeable with respect to the rules of the House. I think he was respected by his own caucus, and - I can only speak for myself - I even had a certain degree of affection for him. He put the issues of the day and the issues of his party before any personal ambition of his own… and he kept the party active, and provided leadership in the House and he certainly added to the ongoing debate about Confederation."
"He was the anchor and encyclopedia of Ontario's political life - not just in the Frost years, but in the Robarts years," said Mr. Lewis. "And at times, because there were so few Co-Operative Commonwealth Federationers and New Democratic Partyers in the legislature, he handled every portfolio himself."
On that, he and Mr. Rae remain in complete agreement. "His great characteristic was his optimism and his sheer durability. He was a tremendous generalist in his knowledge of public policy and in his dedication to the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation and the New Democratic Party," said Mr. Rae. "He was a very dedicated, ebullient, hard-working guy - quite remarkable."
Donald Cameron MacDONALD was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, on December 7, 1913, the eldest of eight children to Charles Pirie and Gertrude Annie (JENNINGS) MacDONALD.
Charles, who was of Scottish ancestry, had left the family farm on the Tullochgorum Road near Ormstown, south of Montreal, for the West. After several years and jobs, his father persuaded him to come back and till the family soil. Young Donald went to nearby Ormstown High School, graduating in 1931. He took teacher training at Macdonald College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, graduating in 1932 as the Depression deepened.
His first job was in a country school near Shawville, Quebec, teaching pupils from all seven elementary grades. After five years, he had worked his way up to a high school in Sherbrooke, where he also coached hockey, football and basketball, while taking extramural university courses for an undergraduate degree from Queen's University. It took him six years and $1,875, including the cost of actually living in Kingston and going to class in his senior year so that he could graduate in 1938 with an honours degree in history, politics and economics.
That year was pivotal as training for a political career. He wrote a column for the student newspaper, sat on the executive of the debating union and was a delegate from Queen's at the founding of the Canadian Student Union in Winnipeg. He also won a fellowship to do graduate work and caught the eye of a man named Arthur Newell, who hired him as a travelling lecturer in Britain and the United States to promote Anglo-American understanding.
After completing his master's thesis in March, 1939, Mr. MacDONALD embarked on a cross-country tour to gauge the state of the Canadian nation, made a quick trip back to Queen's to write his final exams and then sailed for England to travel and speak to audiences in Britain and on the continent. The war scuttled plans for an American tour, so he was sent back across Canada, earning enough to wipe out his university debts. Turning his back on teaching, Mr. MacDONALD sought the next rung on his self-styled career ladder - journalism. He landed a job first as a proofreader on The Gazette in Montreal and then on the education and consular beats.
In February, 1942, he left the newspaper, joined the Royal Canadian Navy and married Simone BOURCHEIX, a young woman he had met at the inaugural Canadian Student Union conference in Winnipeg in 1938. By chance, they met again in 1942 at adjoining tables during a Montreal lecture on French translation. Six months later, they were engaged and, after a weekend wedding and a two-day honeymoon, he was training to be a wireless operator in St-Hyacinthe while his bride taught school in Montreal.
Instead of going overseas, he was promoted to sub-lieutenant and sent to Ottawa to work as the secretary to a top-secret communications committee deciphering signals from enemy submarines. (That summer he also purchased, for $25, a sustaining membership in the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, a left-leaning Canadian political party that had been founded in 1932.) Within two years of joining the navy, he was made founding editor of Canada Digest, a monthly compendium of news and features that was circulated to Canadian military personnel overseas.
From print, he moved to radio as the chairman of Servicemen's Forum. Working with Robert G. Allen, later the executive producer of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation drama, he went to a different military base every week in Canada (and abroad, after the Germans surrendered in 1945), chose a panel of three vocal servicemen and launched a free-wheeling discussion on topics such as postwar employment, housing or education. He had three lasting memories from these days: inspecting the "rubble heap" of the former Reich Chancellery in Berlin; observing the trial of Irma Grese, the sadistic concentration camp guard who was reputed to have made lampshades out of human skin and then hanged in December, 1945 and the exhuming of mass graves in the forests outside Celle in central Germany.
After being demobilized, Mr. MacDONALD and his wife settled in Ottawa, where, in May of 1946, he accepted an invitation from David Lewis, federal secretary of the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation, to work at the party's national office. "It was the most important decision of my political life," he wrote in his memoirs, "a culmination of all that had gone before, and the gateway to what was to follow." For several years, he travelled the country as federal treasurer and organizer, drumming up financial and electoral support for the party while Mrs. MacDONALD kept house and took the major role in raising their three young children, Sandra, Joy and Brian.
When Ted Jolliffe resigned as Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation leader in Ontario, after having lost the Toronto riding of York South in the 1951 provincial election, Mr. MacDONALD was invited to switch gears from international and national affairs to provincial ones. He knew the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation could not achieve national prominence without a strong presence in one of the central provinces. Besides, if nothing else, winning the leadership of the Ontario party would curtail his incessant travelling.
At the convention in November, 1953, Mr. MacDONALD came out ahead of the other contenders, Fred Young and Andrew Brewin, on the second ballot. As leader, he was hobbled for nearly two years by not having a seat in the legislature, a situation he rectified in the 1955 provincial election, when he won the Toronto riding of York South. His three-member caucus was so small that he was the designated critic of 18 different government ministries.
"His work habits were prodigious," said Stephen Lewis. "He churned out press release after press release at his old typewriter in an astonishing effort at enlightening the province about the issues. And because he was so good on his feet and so effective in the house, it is quite remarkable, that sitting with one or two colleagues, he was effectively the opposition. It was a performance unlike any other that I can think of in Ontario's political life."
Although he never became premier, never even became leader of the Official Opposition, Mr. MacDONALD turned Ontario into a three-party political system, oversaw the transition of the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation into the New Democratic Party in 1961 and achieved his biggest electoral victory in 1967, when the party's standings rose from eight to 20 seats and its share of the popular vote rose from 16 to 26 per cent.
Three years later, the party thought it could smell success with a younger and more charismatic leader. Having laid the bedrock for 15 years, Mr. MacDONALD stepped down as leader to make way for Stephen Lewis, the son of his old Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation colleague.
"I have always struggled with that in my life, whether it was premature, and yet Donald handled it with such grace," said Mr. Lewis. "We sat in the legislature together after I was leader. We were very, very close colleagues, working harmoniously and effectively, largely because Donald was so incredibly devoted and kind. Even though I know it always hurts when you relinquish a leadership and would have preferred not to, he was the soul of comradeship and was constantly and consistently helpful and engaged."
In the 1975 election, Mr. Lewis ran a powerful campaign on a platform of rent control and workplace safety and won enough seats to form the Official Opposition in a Tory minority government led by Mr. Davis. The party's fortunes faltered two years later. The New Democratic Party was reduced to 33 seats and the Liberals became the Official Opposition. A year later, a frustrated Mr. Lewis resigned as leader of the party and as an member of provincial parliament. Michael Cassidy succeeded him in 1978, only to resign in 1982.
Mr. MacDONALD persuaded Bob Rae to run for the leadership - "he was a hard man to say no to," said Mr. Rae. Mr. MacDONALD didn't want Mr. Rae to be a leader without a seat in the legislature, as he, himself, had been in the early 1950s, so he offered up his own riding when nobody else in the party was willing to make the sacrifice. Mr. Rae won York South in a by-election in 1982 and, eight years later, became the 21st premier of Ontario and the only New Democratic Party politician to serve as a provincial premier east of Manitoba. The party was routed in the 1995 election and Mr. Rae subsequently resigned as leader, gave up his seat and quit the party.
Mr. MacDONALD was 69 when he retired from provincial politics in 1982. Among other activities, he served as chair of the Ontario Election Finances Commission, as president of York Community Services (the province's first community health centre, which he was instrumental in founding) and later as president of the Learning Enrichment Foundation. He taught political science at York and Ryerson universities, edited a textbook on Ontario politics and wrote his memoirs.
Donald Cameron MacDONALD was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, on December 7, 1913. He died in hospital in Toronto of heart failure, after a short illness, on March 8, 2008. He was 94. He is survived by Simone, his wife of 66 years, three children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A public celebration of his life will be held in The Great Hall, Hart House, at the University of Toronto on May 7, 2008, at 4: 30 p.m.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-14 published
MacIVER, Alexander John " Jack"
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Alexander John (Jack) MacIVER in Winnipeg, on Sunday May 11th, 2008, at the age of 83 years. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary; his seven children; Alexander John (Sandy) of Vancouver, Ian of Toronto, Laura-Leigh BROOK (Jim) of Breckenridge, Colorado, Douglas (Evelyn) of Winnipeg, Tracy VANDERENDE (Herb) of Vancouver, Kim TURNLEY (Dave) of Winnipeg, Jackie DRAGOJEVIC (Mike) of Toronto. Also mourning his loss are his 16 grandchildren, Meghan, Drewe, John-James, Tyler, Ryan, Shelley, Douglas, Andrew, Alexandria, Ryan, Susan, Zachery, Danielle, Shauna, Jonmikal and Seth. The annual fishing trips to northern Manitoba including Knee Lake and Bolton Lake will long live in their memories. Jack was predeceased by his sister Margaret and his brother A.B.C. (Bruce). Also left to remember him are Jack's sisters, Francis BALLINGALL of Tawassen, British Columbia and Diane MacDONALD of Winnipeg. He is remembered with fondness by Terri, Bryan, Melissa, Nicole and Michael of Los Angeles; his sisters-in-law Anne LOREQUE of New Mexico, Edna STORSATER (Ralph) of Montreal and Phyllis MacIVER of Winnipeg, along with his many nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Winnipeg on November 9th 1924 where he resided all of his life. Educated at Linwood School in St James, he joined the R.C.N.V.R. in the spring of 1943. While on active duty following the 'D' day operations his ship, the HMCS Trentonian was sunk in February 1945. Upon his return from the war he married his long time sweetheart Mary BUTCHART on November 10, 1945. Over the years, Jack remained in contact with his few surviving shipmates. He recently visited his friend and shipmate Vince HADLEY (Ivey) at their home in White Rock, British Columbia. Jack was responsible for publishing the history of the HMCS Trentonian. Jack found his calling in the automotive industry. A self made businessman Jack became owner and dealer principal of Midway Chrysler Plymouth in August 1969. Jack was recognized as the Time Life Dealer of the year in 1985. He was best known for the slogan 'where you're the boss' and the Midway jingle that followed. Jack loved Winnipeg and Winnipeggers. He was generous in giving back to his community. Often he was the anonymous benefactor for those in need especially when children and summer camps were involved. Over the years Jack remained involved in many organizations; and continued his association as past president of the Winnipeg Lions Club, the St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association. For many years Jack served on Chrysler Canada's dealer advisory council. He was also actively involved in many civic and charitable organizations; through the Shriners [and Jesters] Ducks Unlimited, the Fort Whyte Society and as one of the few 60 year pin holders with the Masonic Temple. He also enjoyed his long time membership with cohorts in the Passwa Club and with the Winnipeg 'mafia' brain stormers. Jack was a Board member of MPIC and the Associates of the Asper School of Business. He was a lifetime member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. Jack was a very active member of Knox United Church. He spent many years as chairman of the board of the Duval Foundation. He volunteered his energy and efforts to many diverse projects throughout the City and particularly with and through HMS Chippewa. He was gratified to learn that his last volunteer effort would also be a success when the City announced that permission had been granted for a parade honouring cadets from all levels of the armed forces [air, sea and land] to be celebrated for the first time in June 2008. Jack enjoyed many activities having been a long time member of the Winnipeg Winter Club, the Carlton Club, the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed his recognition as a select member of the 'hole in one' club. His favourite place of all was sitting with Mary by the fireplace at their second home at Block 12 Falcon Lake where he surrounded himself with his many Friends and family. He loved the sound of the loons in the evening. The grandchildren especially remember the sauna to warm up in after the thrilling tube rides behind the boat driven by Uncle Dave. The family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Unit Staff of the Health Sciences Centre on 4GD for all their support during Jack's brief stay. A celebration of the life of A.J. 'Jack' MacIVER will be held in Winnipeg on Thursday May 15th, at 11: 00 a.m. at Knox United Church 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens - 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba. If Friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1080 Portage Avenue, R3G 3M3 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, R3L 0K6. Neil Bardal Inc. 204-949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-21 published
MacDONALD, Carolyn Ann (née DOBSON)
It is with great sadness that the family of Carolyn Ann MacDONALD (née DOBSON) announce her passing. Carolyn was beautiful, intelligent and talented, an athlete, student, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved to welcome people into the family home and was renowned for her warm hospitality and exquisite food. She and her husband Michael travelled widely, eagerly experiencing new countries and cultures. Whether cycling in France, sailing in Turkey or camel rides in Jordan her enthusiasm and beautiful smile inspired all those she encountered along the way. An interest in learning continued throughout Carolyn's life; she was an avid Francophile who undertook the study of the French language both in Quebec and France and with equal interest embraced the literary and culinary cultures. She went on to be Vice-President of the Alliance Français Edmonton. Carolyn was born in Bournemouth, England on April 22, 1933 to an English merchant seaman father and Nova Scotian mother (Gertrude DOBSON née WEEKS.) Her father, Lt. Commander Andrew Hedley DOBSON, officer commanding HMCS St. Croix, was killed in action in the Battle of the Atlantic in 1943. The terrible loss of the St. Croix with all hands but one was, at that time, Canada's largest naval disaster and is memorialized in the 1997 book Deadly Seas. Carolyn grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and attended Queen Elizabeth High School (1949-1951). After high school she went to the University of Toronto on a full scholarship studying Physical and Occupational Therapy and graduated top of her class. At University of Toronto she played Varsity Women's Basketball winning an Ontario Intercollegiate Championship. She returned to Halifax and in 1957 she married her high school beau Michael. They have four daughters, the first three born in Halifax and the youngest in Edmonton where they have made their home for the last 42 years. Even after moving West, Carolyn always retained her links to and love of Nova Scotia. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband and first grade classmate Michael, daughters Nancy, Sarah (Martin GOUIN), Eve (Keith TRACEY), Barb (Ian COLLOMBIN,) and grandchildren Justin GOUIN, Andrew JAYCOCK, Anna GOUIN, Lauren GOUIN, Isabelle GOUIN, Luke COLLOMBIN, Taylor COLLOMBIN, Eve COLLOMBIN, and her brother Doctor Tom DOBSON, as well as a large and extended family of brothers and sistersin-law, nieces and nephews (plus loyal companion, golden retriever Ryder). Her parents, sister-in-law Jean DOBSON, and brother-in-law Kirk MacDONALD predecease her. Carolyn bravely battled illness these last 15 months with the dignity and generosity of spirit that those who loved her knew well. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the University of Alberta Hospital (4G3), the Glenrose Hospital and the General Hospital (9Y) for their care and compassion. A celebration of Carolyn's life will be held at All Saint's Cathedral, 10035-103 Street, Edmonton, Friday May 23rd at 12.00 p.m. Memories of Carolyn can be sent to www.connellymckinley.com In lieu of flowers donations to University of Alberta Hospital Foundation - Neurology would be appreciated. Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home 780-422-2222

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-21 published
McDONALD, Dan B.
(20+ year employee with Toshiba Canada and former Senior Vice President; member of Club Link)
At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday, May 19, 2008, in his 61st year. Husband of Norma (née DAVEY) of Bowmanville. Dear father of Samantha and her husband Michael KING of Tennessee, Scott, and Joey, both of Bowmanville. Grandpa of Orien. Caring son of Vivian and the late Bruce McDONALD. Brother of Ken, Larry, Gail, Wayne, and the late Brian. Best friend of Dave DECKER and his wife Arlene and family. Dan will be missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family, and Friends. Friends may call at the Newcastle Funeral Home, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights, 1-877-987-3964), from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 23. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, May 24 at 11: 00 a.m. Burial at Mt. Lawn Cemetery. Donations in Dan's memory to your favourite charity would be appreciated by his family. (Expressions of sympathy may be made on-line through www.newcastlefuneralhome.com).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-26 published
TARZWELL, S/L John Allan "Jack"
B.Sc. (Eng.) Queen's, '51; M.S.E. (Aero.), M.S.E. (Inst.) Michigan '55, '56, CD and Bar
Grand Old Nail.
(September 20, 1920-May 23, 2008)
Onetime steely-eyed Cold War missile man and wartime Burma navigator (Royal Air Force 357 Sqn.), classmate and friend to moon-walking astronauts, student of the skies, author of the Roof of a Thousand Cuts, marathon driver, National Research Council Canada rocketeer, Canadian Space Agency stalwart, kind and gentle Grampa and generous and patient Dad and F.I.L.
A sweetness has been lifted from the world.
Predeceased by his beloved Marjorie (McDONALD) and his ebullient sister Hazel (CRIPPS.) Locked forever in the hearts of son John, D.I.L. Lynn, and granddaughters, always the apples of his eye, Helen and Elizabeth. Memorial service (Wednesday - Ottawa): please see www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-29 published
MacDONALD, Gigi
May 29, 2006 I picked up a rose And it poked through my clothes I followed the winding stream I heard the deafening noise I felt transient joys, I know They're not what they seem In this earthly domain Full of disappointment and pain You'll never see me frown I owe my heart to you And that's sayin it true And I'll be with you When the deal goes down Bob Dylan Modern Times Attente Moi Chéri. Love Jack

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Arnold Rex, M.A. Oxon.
Born in Yorkshire, England on May 16, 1913, Rex passed away peacefully in Ottawa on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the age of 95. Beloved and kind husband of Joyce for 61 years. Loving father of Ann McDONALD (Paul.) Proud grandfather of Heather McDONALD (Brad THORNTON) of Ottawa and Ian McDONALD of Waterloo. Predeceased by his son John and his brothers Aidan and Oswald. He attended Lincoln College, Oxford, earning an Honours Degree in Law. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Artillery and Bedfordshire Yeomanry and finished with the rank of Major. At Dad's request, there will be no visitation. Private Cremation will take place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore Doctor and Baseline Rd.) Nepean on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11 a.m. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of service. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Leukemia Research Fund (936 The East Mall, Toronto, Ontario M9B 6J9). Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-03 published
McRITCHIE, Hazel
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 31, 2008 with family at her side at the age of 90. Wife of the late Donald McRITCHIE. Cherished by her children Barbara (Daniel HRENYK,) Mary Beth (Ian MacDONALD) and Donna McRITCHIE (Shaf KESHAVJEE.) Survived by her grandchildren Melody, James, Ashley, Alissa and Sara and great-grandchild Jessica. Friends will be received at Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 from 2-3 p.m. Funeral Service will take place in the chapel beginning at 3 p.m. Hazel's final resting place will be Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to North York General Hospital Breast Diagnostic Centre.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-06 published
Commemorating the tragedy that history forgot
The water was calm when officers set out for a Lake Simcoe patrol on June 7, 1958. But a hellish storm swept through that night, taking five lives in the worst single-incident death toll in Royal Canadian Mounted Police history
By Barry WARD, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page A12
It was the largest single-incident loss of life in the 135-year history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which stretches from the skirmishes of the Northwest Rebellion to the slaying of four officers near Mayerthorpe, Alberta.
But history has largely forgotten five officers who drowned 50 years ago this weekend on a stormy Lake Simcoe night in what should have been a routine patrol of the "dry" Georgina Island Indian Reserve. As with recent Royal Canadian Mounted Police tragedies, the officers were young - four had less than two years of service - and the ensuing controversy reached Parliament Hill. The incident led to changes in Canada's boating regulations.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will take a step toward rectifying the oversight with a ceremony at the Newmarket detachment tomorrow. Family members of the dead Mounties are expected to attend, along with the last living member from that ill-fated patrol on June 7, The deaths still haunt Murray SMITH, 69, now retired and living in Victoria Harbour, Ontario In a last-minute decision, Mr. SMITH gave up his seat in the boat to another officer.
"I think about it an awful lot," Mr. SMITH said. "I've had a lot of close calls but never that close. It makes cold chills go up your back."
Two weeks after graduating from training, Mr. SMITH was part of a team patrolling the lake in a 14-foot, cedar-strip boat with a 35-horsepower outboard motor. The officers made several arrests for liquor infractions. After supper, the Mounties decided to make one more run from Paradise Beach, west of Jackson's Point.
"I was in the boat, the motor was started and, for some reason, a member came down to the dock and walked right up to the boat and said, 'Smitty, you've been in the boat all afternoon, how about letting me go?' Well, it didn't matter to me, so I got out and he got in and I pushed the boat off and went back up and sat in the police car all night."
That was about 10: 30 p.m., and the lake was calm. After midnight, "a hell of a storm" swept through the area. Mr. SMITH and another Mountie, Ron McDONALD, began to worry. "We kept saying, 'They'd be on land by now, they should be okay.' But we couldn't understand why they didn't call us on the radio."
Mr. SMITH and Mr. McDONALD went to a nearby marina for help. A search party headed out at first light, quickly finding the boat, submerged except for its bow, running lights still on. They also discovered the body of Corporal Herbert SMART, 33, of Toronto, the officer in charge. It was apparent he had been trying to get into a life jacket.
Constables Glen FAROUGH, 22, of Stockton, Manitoba, Maurice MELNYCHUK, 21, of Prince George, British Columbia, David PERRY, 19, of North Burnaby, British Columbia and George RANSOM, 21, of Melville, Saskatchewan., were missing. All were good swimmers, but little hope was given for their survival. None was wearing a life jacket and the water temperature was determined to be 11 degrees on the surface and much colder a few feet down.
After the accident, justice minister Davie FULTON defended the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the House of Commons, saying all rules were followed, the boat had the necessary equipment and was not overloaded. However, a few days later it was brought to his attention that the maximum load for 14-foot boats was 740 pounds, and the five officers weighed a total of 860 pounds.
Within two weeks, before the lake had given up another body (all eventually were found), an inquest was under way at the town hall in Pefferlaw, Ontario, newly painted for the occasion. It included a re-enactment of the patrol with five similar-sized men in the recovered boat. When the men jumped into the water, none of them could use the standard life jackets and cushions. The five-member jury concluded that the boat was likely swamped by 1.4-metre waves, perhaps when one of the fuel tanks ran dry. The jury also found the boat was overcrowded and overloaded, the standard life jackets and cushions were unsatisfactory in emergencies and the metal plaque listing the boat's capacity at 950 pounds was ambiguous.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials testified they believed the weight to exclude the boat's motor, which weighed 129 pounds. Officials from the government, boat manufacturers and boating groups said the motor was included, although they agreed the wording was subject to different interpretations. The five Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers also had about 100 pounds of equipment on board.
By the last day of June, Mr. FULTON had told the Commons he would implement the jury's recommendations, including new rules to clarify capacity. On July 1, the Transport Department announced new wording for load-warning plaques, making it clear the specified weight limit included everything in the boat, including motor, gear and people.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced it would set up a board to examine the risks of water patrols. A week later, the last body, that of Constable RANSOM, washed up on shore.
A memorial service was held on Georgina Island that September. The incident then disappeared into history. Corporal Marc LaPorte, an Royal Canadian Mounted Police media relations officer, said the initiative to mark the 50th anniversary came from the force retirees association.
"Why it took 50 years, I'm not sure," Cpl. LaPorte said. "Most people are unaware of it."
The event will begin at 11 a.m., when a plaque will be unveiled. Mr. SMITH will be there, reading Psalm 46, which refers to troubled water. He is glad the deaths are finally receiving some recognition.
"We lost four members in Mayerthorpe, Alberta., and the media picked up that that was the worst tragedy that had ever happened," Mr. SMITH said.
"Although the four members were shot, I can't think of a more tragic death than drowning in ice-cold water in the middle of the night."
Mr. SMITH spent 32 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retiring as a staff sergeant from the Hamilton detachment. He has a son and daughter who are police officers.
In a final twist, Mr. SMITH ended up being posted to Orillia to replace one of the dead officers, where one of his duties was patrolling Lake Simcoe. "I used that boat for the next two years," he said.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
CASEY, Michael Thomas, C.M., M.D., (F.R.C.S.C,) F.A.C.S.
Dr. Tom CASEY died peacefully at home in Halifax on June 10th, 2008 after a long illness. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on July 8th, 1929, the eighth of nine children of the late Thomas J. CASEY and Hannah (MacINTYRE) CASEY, he is survived by his wife Margaret (MacDONALD,) sons Michael (Jane) and Patrick (Monica,) Halifax, and daughter, Martha (Sean), New York and grandchildren Isabel and Thomas CASEY. He is also survived by his sister Joan CASEY, New York, brother Jim, Vancouver, and niece Mary CLANCY, Halifax. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters Catherine CLANCY, Sara WALSH, Jessie CASEY, Mary CASEY and brothers Michael in infancy and Patrick. Brought up in Halifax, he graduated from Saint Mary's High School and then attended Dalhousie University graduating with B.Sc. and M.D. degrees from the Faculty of Medicine in 1953. He trained at New York University's surgical residency program at Bellevue Hospital followed by further residency training in thoracic surgery in New York.
Tom practised surgery for over 40 years in Halifax, during which he developed the thoracic surgical service at the Halifax Infirmary. He was renowned and respected for his clinical skills with a commitment to patient care which was legendary. He shared his knowledge and concern for others as an Associate Professor of surgery at Dalhousie where he was recognized as a dedicated clinician and teacher of residents and medical students. Prior to beginning his surgical career in Halifax, he did something he had idealistically always wanted to do - he went to Nigeria for a year as a surgeon at a hospital in the bush region of the country. It was a rewarding period for him where he learned how much could be accomplished without the "so-called essentials" of a modern hospital. This experience led to a life long interest in third world medicine which he pursued through volunteer service in Haiti, St. Lucia and Guyana.
His lifelong dedication to his patients in Halifax and the developing world was recognized in 2002 with the Elizabeth Seton award and in 2004, an appointment to the Order of Canada. His quick wit and intellect will be missed. As will his ability to captivate with colourful stories of his remarkable life.
Visitation will be at Snow's Funeral Home on Wednesday June 11th, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church at 10: 00 a.m. on Friday, June 13th, reception to follow the service. Archbishop James Hayes presiding. Donations to charity of choice will be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-16 published
MARTIN, Richard Burns Oliver
(June 30, 1982-June 12, 2008)
Oliver MARTIN A beautiful soul in a flourishing and contributing young man was tragically extinguished on the night of June 12, 2008. Born and raised in central Toronto, Oliver leaves Susan, the loving mother of her 'baby boy', his cherished sisters Georgina, Sydney and Ally, step-father Alan DUDECK, father Richard MARTIN in Nova Scotia and many saddened family members and Friends in Toronto and Prince Edward Island, including his grandmother Olave MacDONALD in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Oliver's character was a composite of caring for others, maintaining life-long Friendships and family connections, and an enthusiastic energy in his developing career. He was determined to make the most of what life can yield when effort is expended, whether in the office, a social context or on the sports field. Oliver followed his high school studies with a B.Comm. from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal. He was subsequently employed in the financial services sector, for the past year as an Associate at Russell Investments and was pursuing his Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. A Memorial Service will be held at 1: 30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 in the Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. The family will be establishing a fitting use of funds in Oliver's name. Information about contributions to honour him to follow. Flowers gratefully declined. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com 'sleep little darling, do not cry and I will sing a lullaby'

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-18 published
McDONALD, William Leonard (1919-2008)
On June 15, 2008, Len McDONALD died at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre in Waterloo, peacefully, with his wife Isabel present. Len seemed destined to be an Anglican clergyman, like many in his family. But after he flew Spitfires for the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2, he chose to be a professional engineer, working first on the Avro Arrow project. He later worked at the Chalk River Nuclear Labs, then as a bush pilot, and finally at a paper mill in Kapuskasing. In 1943, he married Barbara SCOTT of Toronto; after the War, they raised four children: Bill, Peter (deceased), Mary, and Patrick. Through them, Len has seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In 1976, he married Isabel (POOLTON) DONNAN, acquiring four more children, Tim, Derek, Wendy, and David, and eventually six more grandchildren. In 1984, they retired to Waterloo to be nearer to their children. Len was a man of high standards, a calculated risk-taker, a music-lover, and a handyman. He had 32 wonderful years with Isabel, enjoying their children and grandchildren and their many Friends, summering at Parry Sound, square dancing, playing bridge, and travelling. He will be especially missed by Isabel, who loved him deeply. The family sincerely thanks Columbia Forest, whose skilled staff gave Len so much kind care. Friends and family will be welcomed to a visitation 7: 00-9:00 p.m. on Friday June 20, at Erb and Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo. A memorial service and reception will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Holy Saviour Anglican Church, 33 Allen St. E., Waterloo, which Len and Isabel attended for many years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Len's memory to the Memorial Fund at Holy Saviour Church, or your favourite charity.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-18 published
MORRIS, The Reverend Doctor J.J. Harrold
Died suddenly on Saturday, June 14, 2008. Born in 1929 in Scotland and raised in Alberta, he was ordained a minister of The Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1957. He was called to congregations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario where he cared for God's people with courageous pastoral heart. His ministry included work on numerous church committees and in 1989 he served as Moderator of the 115th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. He was named Minister Emeritus, Glenview Presbyterian Church, Toronto. A committed church leader, he worked faithfully for denominational strength, ecumenical breadth and community integration. His contribution extended to service organizations. He loved to read, he loved to sing, he loved his family. Harrold was loved by his wife Jeanette MacDONALD; daughters Mary JESSE (Howard) and their children John and Christeen, The Reverend Jean MORRIS (Matthew VYSE,) Jo MORRIS (Graham PELAT) and their son Ian; step-daughters Tracey METHVEN (David NEALE) and their son Timothy, Nicole METHVEN (Paul SMITH) and their children Cameron and Hannah. He is predeceased by his wife Morag MacRAE, and his sisters Jessie MacKAY, Agnes REINHART and Jean WHITT. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of Harrold's life and a Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue, Toronto, on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. Memorial gifts to Glenview Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to Presbyterian World Service and Development (www.presbyterian.ca/donate/pwsd) are welcome.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-04 published
MORGAN, Brenda Mae (née McDONALD)
(February 14, 1945-July 2, 2008)
Peacefully, with her family by her side at the Brampton Civic Hospital, after a valiant struggle with colorectal cancer. Predeceased by her parents Doug and Helen McDONALD and her brother Bryan. Beloved wife for 40 years of David MORGAN. Cherished mother of Christine GILMORE (James) and Susan SIMONS (Shawn.) Most special Gramma of Seth SIMONS and Christian GILMORE. Niece of Gwenneth VANDERBURGH. Brenda will be remembered for her love of her family and gardening. A 1965 graduate of The Nightingale School of Nursing, Brenda worked for many years in Public Health Nursing with the Cities of Toronto and Etobicoke. Memorial visitation will take place at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 52 Main St. S, Brampton, on Friday 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service Monday 2 p.m. at Christ Church 4 Elizabeth Street, Brampton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be greatly appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-04 published
O'BRIAN, Edith Jean (née BEATTY)
(October 5, 1919-July 1st, 2008)
In Toronto at the Salvation Army Meighen Manor Alzheimer and Dementia wing, in her 89th year. Edie was pre-deceased last year by her beloved husband of 65 years, Peter, and previously by her twin brother Richard BEATTY, her sisters Ottilie BEATTY and Graeme RENGERS, and her lifelong Friends Marcia WOOD and Joy MacDONALD. She is dearly missed by her sister Barbara SPEARS, her sons John St. George O'BRIAN (Helen) and Peter Beatty O'BRIAN (Carolyn BENNETT,) her grandchildren Melanie, Amy, Meghan, Jack and Ben (all O'BRIAN) who knew and loved her as 'Dede', her nephew Douglas SPEARS, and her nieces Jean PODOLSKY (George,) Buffy ASH (Bill,) and Kit RENGERS. She is also remembered with love by her brothers-in-law, James O'BRIAN (Anne) and Liam O'BRIAN (Barbara). Edie grew up in Toronto on Cottingham Street and Ava Crescent, the third daughter of lawyer Percy BEATTY (Fraser and Beatty) and Marjorie. She attended Bishop Stachan School and Hatfield Hall and spent summers at Nares Inlet, Georgian Bay, where she first met Peter in 1936. During World War 2, she sailed to England to join 'Pete', who was serving overseas in the Royal Air Force, and they were married in London at Saint Martin-in-the-Fields in December, 1941, returning to Toronto in 1959. During the War she served with the Red Cross. She later volunteered for many years with the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire at Dixon Hall in Toronto. She delighted in her family life, her dogs, Chelsea, Hollywood and Marley, long country walks and blueberry picking by canoe in the Georgian Bay. She was fiercely loyal and supportive to those she loved, and always sided with the 'underdog'. Edie's family is deeply grateful to the Meighen Manor for the loving care provided by its dedicated staff. She is sadly missed by her devoted care-giver, friend and daily companion, Merlidita DE VERA, who faithfully maintained her dignity, confidence and humour during her decline from Alzheimer disease. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 9th at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of St. James the-Less Cemetery, 635 Parliament Street, Toronto. Donations may be made to the Canadian Alzhiemer Society or Salvation Army, Meighen Manor.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
MacDONALD, Grace Jean (LAMB)
(February 15, 1927-July 7, 1988)
In loving memory of our dear mother, from her children Susan, Barbara, Ross and Virginia. Suddenly, twenty years ago.
Twenty years it's taken, for us to be able to say How hard it was to lose you, and how much you are missed every day.
Lovingly remembered for your laughter, sweet gentle nature, kindness to all creatures great and small, and complete lack of culinary expertise.
We send you JethaRoses, with love.'

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-09 published
HANRATTY, Thomas Albert " Bert"
Aged 67, died in Toronto on Saturday, 5 July 2008 at the Toronto Grace Health Centre. He was born 16 April, 1941 in Sydney, Nova Scotia to Thomas John and Mary Margaret (née MacDONALD) HANRATTY. He attended Sydney Academy and Xavier Junior College in Sydney and graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1961. He married Mary Helen BURK/BURKE in 1963 and they lived in New Brunswick from 1963 to 1994. A school teacher and principal for over thirty years, he was also very active in the New Brunswick Teachers' Association, serving as its president from 1983-1985. Following Bert's retirement, he and Helen lived in Montreal from 1994-1996, after which they moved to Toronto.
Bert is survived by his wife, Helen, four children, Liam (husband of Lisa), Kate, Siobhan, and Niall (husband of Tina), two grand_sons, Griffin and Sam, two sisters and five brothers.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Basil's Church in Toronto on Thursday, 10 July at 10: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Grace Health Centre or SpreadTheNet.org.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-21 published
Sport utility vehicle's driver sought in triple homicide
By Timothy APPLEBY with files from Colin FREEZE and the Canadian Press, Page A1
Toronto -- Homicide detectives Sunday night were hunting the driver of a bullet-riddled sport utility vehicle, found abandoned in a tranquil Etobicoke neighbourhood with the bodies of three young men inside.
All three had been shot to death and then apparently driven in a stolen Nissan Pathfinder to Lunness Road near the intersection of Browns Line and Lake Shore Boulevard, close to the dividing line between west Toronto and Mississauga.
The trio were identified early last night as Adrian Inglis BANNERMAN, 29, Aaron Brendan MacDONALD, 20, and Kurt Atiba CHARLES, 27.
All three victims are from Toronto, pushing the city's homicide tally so far this year to 35.
Detective-Sergeant Dean BURKS of the homicide squad said the slain men had been at a nightclub a few hours earlier and that the incident may be gang-related.
The bodies and the gold-coloured sport utility vehicle were discovered at around 3 a.m. and identifying the men was initially complicated by the fact that they had apparently been stripped of their identification.
But clues swiftly began arriving as Friends and relatives converged on the scene in the early-morning hours, including a distraught man who said one of the victims was his younger brother.
“I know who did this, they killed my little brother” the man screamed as he ducked under the yellow crime-scene tape and ran toward the Nissan before being detained by police and taken to the 22 Division station for questioning.
Det.-Sgt. BURKS said none of the victims was in the driver's seat of the car and that the bodies had likely been transported to the neighbourhood from elsewhere. Highway 427 and the Queen Elizabeth Way are both a short drive from where the car was found.
As well, bullet holes in the Nissan's chassis indicated that the shooting was done from outside the car.
“We have information that there was another person in the vehicle and we're making efforts to locate that individual, ” Det.-Sgt. BURKS said.
Police said no one in the neighbourhood heard any gunshots or saw the car arrive on Lunness Road. The first cruisers on the scene arrived in response to a telephone tip.
Torrential, on-off rain throughout the morning further hampered the investigation.
The 10-year-old Nissan appears to have been stolen or borrowed. A check on its licence plate showed it to be registered to an Ontario resident with the Ukrainian surname CHORNOMAZ.
Contacted Sunday by The Globe and Mail, an Etobicoke woman with that name said she did not wish to discuss the matter.
Leafy and normally peaceful, Lunness Boulevard backs on to Alderwood Memorial Park and is part of a residential community where crime is rare.
“It's a great neighbourhood, everybody is friendly, something like this has never happened here before, ” a male resident said.
Word of what had happened, however, seems to have spread quickly.
As the investigation got under way, the Nissan protected from the rain by a tarpaulin, a young woman drove up and told a Globe photographer and police that she knew one of the victims and that she is pregnant with his child.
A second young woman who arrived with a group of male Friends said she was from Brampton and that she too knew at least one of the deceased.
Then came the man who said one of the victims was his brother.
The triple homicide brought the number of killings in Toronto over the previous week to six.
On Monday, William Ross MAGILL, 64, was stabbed to death at his mid-town apartment.
On Thursday, 17-year-old Shazad KHAWAJA was shot to death in the east end.
And in another homicide this past weekend, Michael WATSON, 28, was shot at a strip mall on Scarborough's Rylander Boulevard early Saturday morning.
In addition, four other people were wounded during the past week in non-fatal shootings.
Despite the short-term surge in killings, the year's homicide total of 35 is still six lower than it was at the same time last year.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-22 published
Three killed in drive-by shooting by Etobicoke gang, sources say
By Matthew TREVISAN with a report from Timothy APPLEBY, Page A10
Three men found shot to death in a bullet-ridden sport utility vehicle were ambushed by members of an Etobicoke gang in a drive-by shooting on a westbound Toronto highway before their stolen vehicle was found in a nearby neighbourhood Sunday morning, police sources said yesterday.
"The basic theory is that it was the 10th Street Gang who did this, and they're bad guys," said a police officer familiar with the investigation. "They put a gun up against one of our people last year."
Another police source strongly played down the suggestion that the slaughter entailed any kind of in-house cleaning. The victims were known to police, sources said, but were not members of the 10th Street Gang, a loosely affiliated group of street cocaine dealers.
The bodies of Adrian BANNERMAN, 29, Aaron MacDONALD, 20, and Kurt CHARLES, 27, were found in an abandoned Nissan Pathfinder just after 3: 40 a.m. Sunday on Lunness Road, near the intersection of Browns Line and Lake Shore Boulevard.
Police said the driver of the sport utility vehicle, unharmed in the attack, abandoned the vehicle moments before another person, whose identity police are still trying to determine, called 911. The driver, who was also known to police, contacted them yesterday evening and is not considered a suspect in the shooting.
"He was in fear of being next," the first police source said, referring to why the man abandoned the car.
At a news conference at police headquarters yesterday, Detective Sergeant Dean BURKS told reporters that the men had been at Fluid Lounge in the entertainment district before driving west out of the city. Also at the club were the people suspected of later firing at the men, police said, but they have not received any information to suggest there was an altercation.
J. Randall BARRS, counsel for the night club's owner, Moses SABATINO, said the club has working video cameras that cover its entrances and exits. The club had to install the cameras after its liquor licence was revoked for 30 days in 2006, after Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario violations that included marijuana smoking on the premises.
Det. Sgt. BURKS said a black or dark-coloured sport utility vehicle approached the men on the right and started shooting "multiple" times.
The driver of the victims directed police to the Browns Line off-ramp of the Gardiner Expressway at Evans Avenue as a possible location of the shooting, but police found no shell casings there.
"I would not be surprised if we found shell casings at another location," Det. Sgt. BURKS said. Police are in the process of checking Ministry of Transportation cameras on Highway 427 and the Queen Elizabeth Way for any sign of the shooting.
Police are also still trying to determine what led to the incident. "You have to appreciate, we're less than 48 hours into the investigation, so we haven't been able to establish a concrete motive at this point," Det. Sgt. BURKS said.
In 2005, members of the 10th Street Gang intimidated passersby and rival gangs from an outpost in the Lake Shore Boulevard and Islington Avenue area of the west end. But a Toronto police investigation that May disrupted the drug operation, nabbing 13 dealers, more than 400 grams of cocaine and $38,500 in cash.
"I haven't heard [the name] since, and I don't want to hear it again, to tell you the truth," said Mark GRIMES, City of Toronto representative for Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore. "It's not like they're a big force down here."

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
MacDONALD, Donald Cameron
Died peacefully Saturday, March 8, 2008. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Simone, children Sandi (Paul), Joy (Bob) and Brian (Darlene), six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. At his request, there will be no funeral. Donations to a charity of your choice.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
MacDONALD, James William
Peacefully passed away after a short illness at Saint Michael's Hospital, in his 88th year, on March 7, 2008. Survived by his loving brother Donald (Alma) of Nova Scotia. Predeceased by his adoring parents Johnny Murdock MacDONALD and Catherine MacISAAC and his six brothers: Toni, Murdock, John Angus, Allan, Finley, and Angus. Funeral services will be held in Port Hood, Nova Scotia on a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
MacDONALD, D'Arcy
Suddenly at home on March 11, 2008 at the age of 67. A truly special person possessed of uncommon kindness and character. Predeceased by his devoted wife of 42 years, Carole (née DALEY) in 2005. Adoring children Vincent (Tracey), D'Arcy Paul (deceased) and Laurie (Lyndon) seek the gentle strength he demonstrated throughout life in helping them to face their father's loss. He was an especially beloved brother to Margie, Dolores, Doug, Carmel, Johnny, Judy, Tilly, Archie, Gerard, Anne Louise and Greg and will be greatly missed by them all. D'Arcy was born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and moved to Toronto where he and Carole raised the family of which they were so proud. His recent years were blessed by grandchildren: Nova, Shane, Serene and Meaghan who were his greatest joy. Their much loved "Grampa", who proudly could not deny them anything, will be dearly missed. His loss will be deeply felt by the many nieces and nephews who hold a special place in their hearts for "Uncle D'Arcy". Friends and family will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main Street North (between Queen and Vodden, 905-451-1100) on Monday, March 17, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 in the evening. A Funeral Service will be held in the Scott Chapel on Tuesday, March 18th at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated. You are invited to sign D'Arcy's Book of Condolences at www.scott-brampton.ca

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