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ABRA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-06 published
ABRA, Alice Wilhemina
Alice Wilhemina ABRA passed away peacefully at her home in Owen Sound, on Tuesday, March 4th, 2008. She was the loving sister of Velma BURR and her husband, Don, of Owen Sound. Alice will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, William and Alice ABRA (née BYE;) her brothers, Lyall ABRA (Adeline,) Roy ABRA (Grace,) Percy ABRA (Laura;) her sister, Beryle WEPPLER (Lawrence.) A Private Family Visitation will be held at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery. A Memorial Service for Alice ABRA will be held at Division Street United Church, 997 - 4th Avenue East, Owen Sound on Saturday, March 8th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Cathy HIRD officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation, Division Street United Church Christian Development Youth Program or the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy.

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ABRA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
THOMAS, Richard Burton
(February 19, 1943-April 2, 2008)
Predeceased by his beloved wife of 34 years, Sharon. Loved and loving father of Chris, Meagan and Hilary THOMAS; father-in-law of Angel RICCIO, Ian MOULDEY and Bert CROSSIN; Papa Richard of Shea THOMAS; brother of Barbara and Bastiaan VAN GENT, and Alyson THOMAS; brother-in-law of Jackie and Jack NODWELL, Ruth and David McINTOSH, and Bill and Karen JAMES- ABRA; and companion of Lydia LI. Richard will be greatly missed by his family, Friends and colleagues. We are all so lucky to have had him in our lives. Richard began his successful law career with Robarts Betts McLennan and Flynn in London, Ontario, followed by eleven years with the Federal Department of Justice, Tax Litigation group, in Toronto. Since 1981, he has been a tax partner at McMillan Binch Mendelsohn. Richard was gregarious, generous, witty, loyal and fair. He was resolutely uncomplaining in the face of almost everything except bad weather that kept him off the golf course. Friends are invited to the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street), on Monday, April 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Remembrance Service will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto (north of St. Clair Avenue West, east of Spadina Road). In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, an organization that Richard and Sharon supported.
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ABRA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
PICKETT, William S.
William S. PICKETT passed away on June 5, 2008 at the age of 88. Bill was born in Toledo, Ohio, received degrees from the University of Toledo and University of Texas and served in the Army during World War 2. He began his career with Jeep Corporation and held Vice Presidential positions at American Motors Corporation in both International and Domestic Sales before moving to Canada as President of American Motors Canada. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Toledo, Mensa Society Award, World Trader of the Year from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame and was named Canadian Business Man of the Year (1980). After retiring to Fort Myers, Florida, Bill was involved in various business endeavours, including the local and national SCORE organization. He enjoyed golf, the beach, and being involved with his grandchildren. Bill is survived by his wife Marian, sons Stephen (Gayle) and Michael (Marilyn), daughter Anna ABRA (Paul,) and grandchildren Amanda, Theodore, Bethany, Christopher and Meaghan. A private memorial service will be held later this year in Fort Myers. Gifts to celebrate Bill's life may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be sent to: apabra@telus.net.

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ABRAHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-23 published
IRVINE, Deborah May (MELVILLE)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, July 21st, 2008, at the age of 54 years, the former Debbie (MELVILLE) IRVINE of Port Elgin. Cherished wife for 36 years of David IRVINE. Loving mother of Cheryl-Ann and her husband Andy BARNARD, Dawn IRVINE, Kathy and her husband Matthew WILLSON, Sarah IRVINE, all of Port Elgin. Amanda IRVINE of Owen Sound, David J. IRVINE and his fiancée Shelly WHALEN of Stoney Creek, and Kelly-Lynn and her husband Mark ABRAHAM of Windsor. Loving Nana of J.D., Hunter, Amelia and Kaleb. Beloved daughter of Betty MELVILLE of Toronto. Dear sister of Myrna MAZENIC of Mississauga, and Sherry IRVING of Oshawa. Debby will be missed by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law of the IRVINE family. She is also survived by twenty-one nieces and nephews, and by eleven great-nieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by her father Fred Roger AYOTTE, her brother Alfred MELVILLE and her stepfather John Henry MELVILLE, Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th, 2008. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Church, 920 Wellington Street, on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter MEYER as celebrant. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Parish prayers will be held in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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ABRAHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-24 published
IRVINE, Deborah May (MELVILLE)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, July 21st, 2008, at the age of 54 years, the former Debbie (MELVILLE) IRVINE of Port Elgin. Cherished wife for 36 years of David IRVINE. Loving mother of Cheryl-Ann and her husband Andy BARNARD, Dawn IRVINE, Kathy and her husband Matthew WILLSON, Sarah IRVINE, all of Port Elgin. Amanda IRVINE of Owen Sound, David J. IRVINE and his fiancée Shelly WHALEN of Stoney Creek, and Kelly-Lynn and her husband Mark ABRAHAM of Windsor. Loving Nana of J.D., Hunter, Amelia and Kaleb. Beloved daughter of Betty MELVILLE of Toronto. Dear sister of Myrna MAZENIC of Mississauga, and Sherry IRVING of Oshawa. Debbie will be missed by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law of the IRVINE family. She is also survived by twenty-one nieces and nephews, and by eleven great-nieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by her father Fred Roger AYOTTE, her brother Alfred MELVILLE and her stepfather John Henry MELVILLE. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th, 2008. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Church, 920 Wellington Street, on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter MEYER as celebrant. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Parish prayers will be held in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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ABRAHAM o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-02-27 published
Dorothy Grace ABRAHAM
Dorothy Grace Abraham (née Graham) 82 years, of Petrolia, passed away
peacefully, at Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Friday, February 15,
2008. Born in Lobo Township, she was the daughter of the late Peter and
Grace Graham. Dorothy was a devoted member of Saint Paul's United Church
and United Church Women, the former Adanac Women's Institute, the C.E.E. Hospital
Auxiliary, the Petrolia-Enniskillen Agricultural Society and Paul Harris
Fellow of Rotary International. Dorothy is survived by her husband,
William T. (Bill) Abraham, a son, Tom of Petrolia and the late David
(1973), her grandchildren, Jessica Abraham and Ron Holland, Geoffrey
Abraham and Niki Chamaillard, Sarah Abraham and Chris Williams and Rhonda
and Wade Hunter, her great grandchildren, Taten, Justin, Jordan, Brandon,
Michael, Tristan and Liam, a sister, Isobel (the late Tom Hughes) of
Ilderton, the late Donald Graham and his wife Ruth of Brantford, the late
Gladys and Harry Welch, the late Marjorie Petrie and her husband Bob of
Ilderton and the late Stanley and George Graham. Visitors were received
on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home,
Petrolia. The funeral service was held at Saint Paul's United Church,
Petrolia, on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 1: 30 pm, with Reverend Doctor
Robert M. Gibson officiating. Words of Remembrance were given by Connor
and Keegan Parail. Interment was in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. The
pallbearers were: Geoff Abraham, Chris Williams, Wade Hunter, Brad Prail,
Tom Winkler, and Luke Williams. As expression of sympathy, memorial
donations may be made by cheque to Saint Paul's United Church or the C.E.E.
Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at
www.needhamjay.com.

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ABRAHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-18 published
ABRAHAM, Dorothy (née GRAHAM)
Peacefully, at Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Friday, February 15, 2008. Dorothy ABRAHAM (née GRAHAM) 82 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of William T. (Bill) ABRAHAM. Dear mother to Tom of Petrolia and the late David (1973.) Loving grandmother to Jessica ABRAHAM and Ron HOLLAND, Geoffrey ABRAHAM and Niki CHAMAILLARD, Sarah ABRAHAM and Chris WILLIAMS and Rhonda and Wade HUNTER. Cherished great-grandmother to Taten, Justin, Jordan, Brandon, Michael, Tristan and Liam. Dear sister to Isobel (the late Tom HUGHES) of Ilderton, the late Donald GRAHAM and his wife Ruth of Brantford, the late Gladys and Harry WELCH, the late Marjorie PETRIE and her husband Bob of Ilderton and the late Stanley and George GRAHAM. Dorothy was a devoted member of Saint Paul's United Church and U.C.W., the former Adanac Women's Institute, the C.E.E. Hospital Auxiliary, the Petrolia-Enniskillen Agricultural Society and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. The funeral service will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, Petrolia, on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Saint Paul's United Church or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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ABRAHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
ABRAHAM, Mary Vourneen Crawford (LEIS)
After a courageous battle with Leukemia, Mary Vourneen Crawford ABRAHAM (LEIS) is safe in the arms of Jesus, on April 19th 2008. Eldest daughter of the late Arch Deacon Alford and Ruby ABRAHAM, beloved sister of Rubena Elizabeth (Beth) ABRAHAM and Dorothy Jean ABRAHAM (Rizkallah.) Dearest mother to Linda-Lee Jean, Collette Anne and Lisa Carmen (ROUSSEL.) Grandmother to Devon, Tasia, Aaron and Ashley ROUSSEL. Great-grandmother to Brooklyn. Aunt to Susan and Brad (McCALLISTER,) Shawn and Julie (JACKSON) and Sherrill (JACKSON.) Great Aunt to Meghan and McKenna (JACKSON.) The family will receive Friends at 12 p.m. at the church of Saint_John the Evangelist, Kitchener, Ontario, on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008. Funeral Service to follow at 1 p.m. Thanks be to God who gives the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Funeral arrangements made by Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener Ontario.

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ABRAHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-23 published
LEIS, Mary Vourneen Crawford (née ABRAHAM)
Passed peacefully on April 18, 2008 after a courageous battle. Predeceased by parents Arch Deacon Alford and Ruby ABRAHAM. Dearest mother to Linda Roussel NORTON and Kenneth NORTON, Collette and Lisa ROUSSEL. Beloved sister of Rubena ABRAHAM and Dorothy ABRAHAM (Rizkallah.) Cherished Nana to Eryn and Tyler Gould, Ashley NORTON, Devon and Tasia ROUSSEL. Oma to Brooklynn GOULD. Aunt to Susan, Shawn, and Sherrill. A special thanks to her sister's Beth and Dorothy as well, the staff at Golden Years Nursing Home. The family will receive Friends at 12 p.m. at the church of Saint_John the Evangelist in Kitchener, on Wednesday, April 23, 2008. Funeral Service follows at 1 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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ABRAHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
SALLOUM, Josephine Catherine (née ABRAHAM)
Peacefully on July 23 at Meighen Manor at the age of 94. Predeceased by her beloved husband A.J. Fred, she will be sadly missed by her son Peter and his wife Lynda (McCOLL,) and her grandchildren Katherine and John. Special thanks to the 4th floor Moore Wing staff for their compassionate care. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) on Monday, July 28, 6-8 p.m. Funeral at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Tuesday, July 29, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Minister's Discretionary Fund, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1R5 (or www.temc.net). Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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ABRAHMS 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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ABRAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-27 published
ABRAM, Angus E.
Peacefully at Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Monday, February 25th, 2008, Angus E. ABRAM of Oneida in his 99th year. Predeceased by his first wife Frances (1968) and second wife Rose (2007). Dear father of Betty (Jerry) ESSELTINE of Saint Thomas and Myrtle NINHAM of Oneida. Predeceased by daughters Celia NINHAM and Iva BYRNS and by sons Ralph and Emerson ABRAM. Papa to several grandchildren. Brother of Lila (SIMPSON) IRELAND. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Friday, February 29th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to follow on Saturday from the funeral home commencing at 11 a.m. Rev. Canon Gaye WHIPPEY officiating. Interment Oneida Anglican Cemetery.

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ABRAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-28 published
ABRAM, Angus E.
Peacefully at Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Monday, February 25th, 2008, Angus E. ABRAM of Oneida in his 99th year. Predeceased by his first wife Frances (1968) and second wife Rose (2007). Dear father of Betty (Jerry) Esseltine of Saint Thomas and Myrtle NINHAM of Oneida. Predeceased by daughters Celia NINHAM and Iva BYRNS and by sons Ralph and Emerson ABRAM. Papa to several grandchildren. Brother of Lila (Simpson) IRELAND. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Friday, February 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to follow on Saturday from the funeral home commencing at 11 a.m. Rev. Canon Gaye WHIPPEY officiating. Interment Oneida Anglican Cemetery.

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ABRAMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
JANES, Hubert R.
Suddenly in Toronto, on December 23, 2007, after a full and rewarding life of 85 years. Hugh was born on June 30, 1922 in Saint_John's and was always proud of being a Newfoundlander even though his family moved to Toronto in 1924.
Beginning as a World War 2 Instructor in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Hugh has a long and distinguished career in the Canadian Forces, retiring in 1973 as a Lt. Colonel (Wing Commander), then worked with the Standards Council of Canada for ten years.
His education included a B.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an M.A.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.
After retiring, Hugh lived on Lake Waseosa near Huntsville, Ontario, where his enthusiasm for the outdoors, gardening, travel, home projects and his family continued unabated.
Hugh was much loved and will be greatly missed by Vivian, his beloved wife, friend and supporter for more than 61 years, sons Douglas and Robert (Judith), grandchildren Daniela (Matthew), Andrea (Robert), Matthew (Yara) and Adam, great-granddaughter Ella, brother Eric and sisters Dorothy and Phyllis, many nieces and nephews, and numerous Friends. Predecased by his brother William and sister Marion.
He will be remembered for his warmth, charm, wit and insight.
Special thanks to Doctor John REA of Huntsville and Doctors Victor HOFFSTEIN and Beth ABRAMSON of Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto whose care and interest meant so much.
A memorial service and celebration of Hugh's life will be held Saturday, January 5, in the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto at 1: 00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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ABRAMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-08 published
ESTRIN, Audrey
On Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Credit Valley Hospital. Audrey ESTRIN, beloved wife of the late Ben ESTRIN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Carol and Allan JOHNSON, and Beverley ABRAMSON. Dear sister of Phyllis KAY and the late Bernard DAVIS, and Pauline CALLAN. Devoted grandmother of Arthur ABRAMSON, Miki GARBE, Pamela DYKSTRA and Tom BRUMALDI and great-grandmother of Sarah, Alexandra, Jason, and Kai. A graveside service will be held at Holy Blossom Memorial Park (Brimley Road and Eglinton), on Tuesday, July 8th at 11: 00 a.m. Shiva 460A Oriole Parkway. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association at 416 363-3373.

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ABRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
ABRAY, Marj
In loving memory of a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, Marj, who passed away one year ago, March 29, 2007. Those we love don't go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed, still very dear Your memory is a keepsake With which we will never part God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts We love you, miss you and think of you every day. With all our love, your family

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ABRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
ABRAY, Marjorie (1947-2007)
It's lonely here without you, Marjorie, We miss you more each day, For life is not the same to us, Since you were called away. A dear Sister, Sister-In-Law and Aunt, who is lovingly remembered by, Bob and Dorothy, Sandy and Grace, Archie and Judy, and our families.

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