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"AMB" 2008 Obituary


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AMBACHTSHEER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-24 published
ATKIN, John Hamilton " Jack"
Born August 12, 1928 in Leamington, Ontario; died peacefully on May 19, 2008 in his 80th year, exactly 10 days after accepting the news of the extent of his cancer with courage and dignity - the same realistic way he dealt with every other challenge he faced throughout his life, particularly during his last few years with limited mobility and multiple health issues (to quote him, this was just another 'curve ball'). He was surrounded during his last days by love, family, Friends, music, and of course, Flowers. Needless to say, he was telling jokes right up to his last hours of consciousness. He was much loved and will be missed by his children Greg and Carolyn ATKIN, Jay and Mary Maureen ATKIN, Virginia ATKIN and Keith AMBACHTSHEER, and Jacqui ATKIN and Laurie FRASER; his grandchildren Melissa ATKIN and Mike RYAN, Sean and Lori ATKIN and Peter AMBACHTSHEER. He was also very close to and will be missed by his sisters Jane JOHNSON, Bette SHARPE and Ruth STOREY. There are also numerous nieces and nephews who lovingly remember their Uncle Jack, cousins, a multitude of Friends, and a brother Bill. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Edith (JACKSON) ATKIN, his step-mother Agatha (WILSON) ATKIN his brother Don ATKIN, his brothers-in-law, far too many Friends, and his soulmate, Mary (ROBERTSON) BLAIR, with whom he is now reunited. Always a visionary, Jack was a pioneer in the growing, mass marketing and distribution of flowers throughout his career. He was one of the first flower producers to introduce the sale of potted plants and cut flowers to major food chains and department stores. In carrying on the family business that his father started (Atkin's Flowers, then Yoder-Atkin), he advanced the year-round propagation and sale of chrysanthemum cuttings to North American markets, and was a great believer in plant breeders' rights. His innovation for packaging and distribution led the way for the success that exists in today's flower industry. He also started the direct sales business at Ontario Flower Growers. Known as 'Action Jackson', he was also an avid volunteer in numerous organizations - he was one of the founders of the Cecil Delworth Foundation and the Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation, a strong supporter of Flowers Canada and The Canadian Horticulture Council, and served on the Board of the Royal Winter Fair when they introduced the flower show into the annual program. Jack has always been recognized by the flower industry of North America and has been given many awards for his contributions over the years. He was also involved in building the Leamington District Memorial Hospital in the 1950s. His interests included having the best garden in town, curling, Kinsmen, tennis, barbershop singing, playing cards, scotch, dancing (even in his wheelchair) and more recently being a Claremont Calendar guy! Jack was always proud of the lifelong Friendships he made along the way with so many people, including his colleagues, most of his clients, and his competitors. His life was about 'caring and sharing'. He will be remembered by his 'power of positive thinking' approach to life, his loyalty and Friendship, the flowers he always had for everyone, and his lifelong ambition to make people smile. Jack's family is very grateful to Lynn WEBSTER, Natalie COPPOLINO and the entire Staff of The Claremont Retirement Residence for making the last few years of his life so happy (and the Residents, too); to Doctor Mary GOSPODAROWICZ of The Princess Margaret Hospital, and Dianne WILLIAMS and all of the very special Palliative Care Nurses at Saint Michael's Hospital for their care and compassion in easing the pain for Dad, and helping his family through this last part of his journey Dr. Gary MAY and the Gastro-Intestinal Team at Saint Michael's Hospital as well as Doctor Carmen MUELLER and Doctor Catherine WONG. Arrangements handled by The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, North York. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto on Tuesday, June 17 at 3: 00 p.m. While there will definitely be flowers, we ask that those interested in making a donation to remember Jack do so either to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (1.866.224.6560 or www.pmhf.ca) or to The Jack Atkin Memorial Fund at the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 (payable to the University of Guelph). We are setting up a 'Jack Atkin Memories' website - you can email jacqui.atkin@sympatico.ca to send us your stories and photos, and to be added to get on our website announcement mailing list. We will all miss Jack's warmth, love of life, and jokes! It Was A Great Ride!

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AMBLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
AMBLER, Lottie Rebecca
Passed away peacefully at Royal Gardens, Peterborough on Tuesday March 11, 2008. Together with her husband Walter, they founded the Swish Maintenance Ltd. in 1956. Beloved wife of the late Walter I. AMBLER (1998.) Loving mother of Beverley Anne DAWE of Peterborough, Katie BROWN (Ronald) of Peterborough, John AMBLER (Ann) of Stowe, Vermont, Steve AMBLER (Elizabeth) of Peterborough, Mike AMBLER (Cathy) of Whitby and Tony AMBLER (Virginia) of Lakefield. Dear grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Remembered by her sister-in-law Dorothy BEATTY of Atlanta, Georgia, and six nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son Peter AMBLER, brother Gordon BEATTY and sister Dora McARTHUR. A family service has taken place at Royal Gardens, Peterborough. Memorial donations may be made to the P.R.H.C. Foundation or the charity of one's choice as expressions of sympathy. Friends may arrange donations or send condolences at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling The Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield at 1-877-839-2488 or 705-652-3355.

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AMBRIDGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-28 published
AMBRIDGE, David L.
Suddenly at his residence on Saturday, April 26, 2008 David L. AMBRIDGE, age 69, of Hickory Hills in Tillsonburg, Ontario, formerly of Pickering, Ontario. Loving husband of Glenna AMBRIDGE. Wonderful father to Christopher, his wife Michelle and their children Keaton and Javin AMBRIDGE of Toronto, Kathy TAILOR/TAYLOR and her son Matthew of Sarnia, Geoffrey AMBRIDGE and his wife Christine of Port Perry. Beloved brother to Edward (Ted) and his wife Sandra of Ottawa. Uncle to Samantha AMBRIDGE of Ottawa, Donald AMBRIDGE of New Westminster, British Columbia, Scott AMBRIDGE currently in Australia. Son-in-law to Mary WHIFFEN of Thunder Bay. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Winona AMBRIDGE. Dave was a graduate of Carleton University (Ottawa) as a professional engineer (mechanical). His career took him to many parts of Ontario. Dave was an avid Golfer, he was a member of the Ingersoll Golf and Country Club. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will commence at the Tillsonburg Cemetery at a later date. Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg entrusted with arrangements. At the family's request memorial donations for Dave (payable by cheque) may be made to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital or a charity of choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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AMBROSE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-23 published
DUNLOP, Traci
On June 19, 2008 in Calgary at age 48 after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Predeceased by her mother Beverley DUNLOP. Survived by her son Sage, partner Allan, father Wayne DUNLOP and step-mother Eleanor of Sauble Beach, brothers Kelly (Leslie) of Rockwood and Jay and his wife Angie of Guelph. Step-sister of Marcelle (John) BELLAMY of Sauble Beach and Lisa (Craig) AMBROSE of Ayr. Also survived by four nieces and nephews and many step-nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place in Calgary. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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AMBROSE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-03-19 published
Harry Robert AMBROSE
Harry Robert AMBROSE passed away peacefully in the evening of March 10,
2008 at the Manitoulin Health Centre in Little Current at the age of 64.
He was born in Bowmanville, the son of the late Robert and Viola COOPER)
AMBROSE. A special loving husband, companion and best friend of Gladys.
Father to daughter Tammy Lyn and special Pops to Vic. Dear brother of
Margaret (husband Les) Fickling, Jim (wife Vivian) Ambrose, Harvey (wife
Cheryl) Ambrose. Harry will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Harry grew up in Oshawa and worked from being a paper boy to working at
General Motors until he officially retired in October 1996. He was a
member of Saint Steven's United Church and sang in the choir. Harry moved
to Manitoulin Island in 1994 to be with the love of his life and made
many, many new Friends during his time here. He was an active member of
the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 177 always volunteering and giving
donations to support their events. It was through the Legion that he took
up curling, going out at least three times a week. He enjoyed this sport
and was very proud when the team won the provincial curling championship
in 2006, bringing the trophy back to Little Current. A fun loving
character, he always was the life of any gathering and loved to make
people laugh through his passion for singing and playing the " BONES." He
was a professional welder and took on many welding jobs after doing shift
work at GM. He loved stock cars and helped build them but never actually
raced. He attended many Nascar Races and his favorite was the #5 car
driven by Terry Labonte. Although he would always say, "I've never done
this before", Harry was a self-taught woodworker, and carpenter. He liked
to work in Gladys' flower gardens when she wasn't looking, and learned to
knit squares and the cancer clinic, used them to make special blankets.
Gone, yet not forgotten, Although we are apart, Your spirit lives within
us, Forever in our hearts. Visitation was from 5 pm Wednesday at Aundeck
Omni Kaning Community Centre. Funeral Service was at 11: 00 am Friday,
March 14, 2009 at Aundeck Omni Kaning Community Centre. Reverend Faye Stevens
officiating. Cremation. Luncheon to follow at Little Current Legion.
Donations to Northeastern Cancer Research or the Daffodil Terrace would
be appreciated. Island Funeral Home.

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AMBROSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
STIMPSON, Charles
91 years, a resident of Chatham, passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus, on Monday, February 18, 2008. His first wife Daisy (AMBROSE) predeceased in 1986. Surviving are his wife June STIMPSON (SMART,) one daughter Joan WILLIAMS and husband Alun, two sons John and wife Joyce and Bob and wife Kathy all of Chatham, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one son William. Friends will be received at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue, Chatham (519-352-2390) for visitation on Tuesday, February 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation will follow. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.bowmanfh.ca

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AMBUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
MATHIESEN, Elviine " Elli" (née SARAPUU)
Born May 28, 1913 in Paatsalu, Estonia. Died January 29, 2008 in Toronto. Predeceased by devoted husband Ruudi. Loving mother and mother-in-law to Urve KARUKS, Ulo AMBUS (Helbe,) and Tiiu AMBUS. Grandmother to Alar, Linda (Ilmar,) Karen (Mike,) Ingrid (Dan), Lisa (Tony), and Raul. Great-grandmother to Kairi and Andreas. Funeral service to be held Tuesday February 5th at 11 a.m. at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto.

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