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APPEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-26 published
CORNISH, Mark Wayne " Spike"
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario on Saturday April 19, 2008 in his 59th year after a short courageous battle with cancer. Mark was the beloved partner of Stacey SNOW of London. Loving father of Mathew SMITH of Kalowna, British Columbia. Cherished son of Polly and Adam APPEL of Port Franks. Loving brother of Garry CORNISH of London, Edmond and Shirley APPEL of Harrisburg, Lynn and Robert WENSVEEN of Brantford and Cheryl and Joseph BEECHEY of Cambridge. Mark will be lovingly remembered and missed by his many nieces and nephews and by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his father Cyril CORNISH, sister Sandra LAPORT and best friend Bogie. We will always remember Mark as a loving, devoted, humorous man. His memory will be in our hearts forever. We will celebrate his life at St. Basils Roman Catholic Church 50 Palace St. Brantford on Tuesday April 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. Internment of cremated remains at Mount Hope Cemetery 169 Charing Cross, Brantford. Reception to follow at the Parish Hall. Special thank you to family friend Lynda Keast, Doctor GREGOR and the 5th floor staff at Victoria Hospital London. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the London Humane Society would be appreciated.

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APPEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
CARROLL, Muriel (McPHERSON)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Friday, May 30, 2008, Muriel (McPHERSON) CARROLL of Bobier Villa, Dutton and formerly of R.R.#2 Wardsville in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold M. CARROLL (2007.) Dear mother of Keith and his wife Marilyn of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Terry and his wife Nancy of Saint Thomas, Alan and his wife Karen of West Elgin, Marie CARROLL of Chatham, Beth CARROLL and her husband Jamie IVES of Vancouver British Columbia. Loved by her 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Duncan McPHERSON (late Grace,) Dorothy (Gerry) WALKER. Also survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Norma McMILLAN and Lois CARROLL as well as several nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her sister Margaret Schleihauf. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Argyle Presbyterian Church, Crinan on Tuesday, June 3 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Hugh APPEL officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Argyle Presbyterian Church or Alzheimer Society.

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APPELBE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-27 published
WILLSON, William Joseph " Bill"
At Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in his 72nd year, on March 26, 2008, after a lengthy period of failing health. William Joseph, son of the late Marion Ruth APPELBE and Donald Hunter WILLSON. Also predeceased by his eldest brother Donald and sister-in-law Meredith. Survived by his brother J. Robert (Bob) and sister-in-law Ruth, his wife Barbara (née SIMS,) his daughter Stephanie (Jim COPPOLINO,) his son Jonathan (Andrea CHARLTON) and his four grandchildren, Sophia, James, Katherine and Ross. In keeping with his wishes, a private family interment will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario. If desired and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ridley College, P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Rd., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 7C3.

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APPELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-29 published
APPELL, Eve (née HALADNER)
On Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Sunnybrook Hospital in her 94th year. Eve APPELL, beloved wife of the late Doctor Adolph Asher APPELL. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Linda and Michael GOLD of New Paltz, New York. Daughter of the late Leah and Baruch HALADNER. Devoted grandmother of Gabrielle, and Arianne both of New York City; and aunt of many loving nieces and nephews. Lovingly cared for by Rufina AUGUSTIN and Mary Jane VILLA. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, March 30th at 1: 00 p.m. at Holy Blossom Memorial Park, #40 Brimley Rd (south of Eglinton). Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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APPELTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-09 published
APPELTON, Harry
Peacefully on Thursday, June 5, 2008 in Arizona. Harry APPELTON, beloved husband of the late Ruth. Loving father and father-in-law of Penny APPELTON, and Cheryl and Jeff AWENUS. Devoted grandfather of Jordan, Ari, Stephanie, and Jacqueline. Loving brother of Gertie ZAROWITZ. Special thanks to Tulima, Lee, and Dan and Beth for their care and devotion over many years. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, please call 416-663-9060 for service time. Interment Torah Emeth section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 64 Stacey Crescent, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre, 416-785-2875.

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APPERLY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-01 published
BALL, Robert " Bob" Harvey
(January 1, 1929-February 28, 2008)
Bob died at home on Thursday morning, in the tender care of his family. He was loved beyond telling by his wife and sweetheart Janet (née MORROW,) five grateful children, Timothy (d. 1984,) David, Anna GARDNER (John BROCKE,) Doug, and Nathan (Paula KILCOYNE,) as well as 15 beautiful grandchildren, two newly born great-grandchildren, and the hundreds of people whose lives he touched. Born and raised in Regina, Bob will be profoundly missed by his older siblings from Saskatchewan and their extended families; Margaret BLOMMAERT, Jim BALL and Fran APPERLY. Graduating from Scott Collegiate with Honours, Bob began an agricultural degree at University of Saskatoon before he followed a deeper call to sow seeds of the spirit and till soil in the lives of people. After marrying Janet in 1952 he worked the gold mines in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and as a Fuller Brush Salesman to put himself through seminary at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario with two infants. As a Home Missions pastor with the Canadian Baptist Union, Bob grew and nurtured young churches in the small towns of Kitimat and Richmond, British Columbia, and Jasper, Alberta. His innovative programming with young adults in the national park stood him in good stead during his term on the pastoral team at First Baptist Church, Calgary from 1971-1976 where he established the Burning Bush Coffee House ministry for youth. Inspired in part by staying as a family in a chalet at L'Abri in Switzerland in 1969, Bob began dreaming and envisioning along with Janet, about creating a hospitality based ecumenical renewal centre. King's Fold Retreat Centre, located in the foothills of the Rockies celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and continues to be place of beauty, peace and deep inspiration for people from all walks of life. Bob was a master stained glass artist, a visionary, an entrepreneur, a dreamer, a romantic, a barista, and a lover of life par excellence. He will be celebrated at Central United Church, Calgary on Monday, March 3 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to King's Fold Retreat Centre, L'Arche Canada Foundation or the Henri Nouwen Society.

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APPLEBAUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-09 published
GOLDSTEIN, Frank
Peacefully on Thursday, February 7th, 2008. Frank GOLDSTEIN, son of the late Chaim and Chana GOLDSTEIN. Devoted husband of the late Rae GOLDSTEIN (née APPLEBAUM.) Beloved father and father-in-law of Howard and Janet, Lorne and Carol, and Hyla and Michael SPAGAT. Much loved Zaida to Noah, Fern, David, Aaron, Ira, Shira, Cayla, Bailey, and Benji. Dear brother of the late Abe GOLDSTEIN, and Molly TATELBAUM. Special uncle to many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Adelpha Delima for her years of care and devotion to our "commander in chief" and to caregiver Donnalyn. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Jacob Cemetery, Snake Road, Hamilton. Shiva will be observed at 9 Ormsby Crescent, Toronto. Donations may be made to the Frank and Rae Goldstein Endowment Fund for the Beth Jacob Synagogue, Hamilton c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 www.benjamins.ca

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APPLEBAUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-16 published
HURWICH, Nathan O.
For seventy-three years husband to his beloved late wife Roey, (née APPLEBAUM,) son of the late Benjamin and Rachel HURWICH, friend and mentor to countless others, entrepreneur, philanthropist, tireless volunteer and fund-raiser on behalf of many charitable and community service organizations, passed away in his 99th year on Thursday, February 14, 2008. Survived by his sisters Anne HIMEL (Ben HIMEL and Jack COHEN both deceased) of Toronto and Ada WALTMAN (Harry deceased) of Washington D.C., predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law Reuben, Samuel (Becky), Dave (Freda) and Sydney (Dolly), he will be dearly missed by them as well as by all of his and Roey's many nieces and nephews and their offspring to the third generation. The son of parents who emigrated from Russia on the same day and met aboard ship bringing them to Canada, Nat was born in Toronto on August 11, 1909. He was raised and educated there, and as a youth attended after-public-school classes at Associated Hebrew School on Simcoe Street. While still a young man Nat established himself as an acute and successful entrepreneur, owning and operating a highly successful automotive parts outlet until the late sixties when he decided to sell it to allow him more time to do what he really wanted to do. Singularly passionate in his commitment to community and to the State of Israel, Nat made them and their institutions his life's work. And during a lifetime of philanthropy and service to community he received over one hundred honours and awards. In addition to the many Letters of Commendation, Certificates and plaques, so numerous some could not find space on his den's walls, his efforts were also publicly recognized by being chosen the guest of honour at several testimonial dinners as well as paid tribute with the bestowing upon him of an Honorary Degree from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. He will be remembered with gratitude by those his passion touched and his leadership inspired. Among the organizations which benefitted from his dedication and generosity are: The United Way of Greater Toronto, Toronto Jewish Federation, United Israel Appeal, Jewish National Fund of Toronto, Beth Tzedec Congregation, Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto, Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University, Hebrew University, Ben Gurion University, Boys Town, Jerusalem, Theological Seminary of America, as well as State of Israel Bonds, Canadian Zionist Federation, Al Latner Jewish Public Library, Toronto Lodge and Toronto Regional Council of B'nai Brith, United Synagogue of America (Ontario Region), Toronto Association for the Welfare of Soldiers in Israel, Canadian Committee for Soviet Jewry, National Holocaust Remembrance Committee, Mount Sinai Hospital, Baycrest Men's Service Group, Board of Jewish Education, and many others. But Nat's greatest and most enduring legacy are the thousands upon thousands of students who have already graduated from, or presently attending, or M'ezrat H'Shem will in the future be enrolled in the Toronto Jewish Day School System on behalf of which he devoted his unstinting efforts during his entire adult life. And it is through his personal and gracious generosity the Nathan and Roey Hurwich Education Centre, the Finch Avenue branch of Associated Hebrew Schools, exists today as a thriving, vibrant middle-school of a thousand plus Jewish students. A sincere thank you Nat seems totally inadequate, yet for him it was more than enough. Nat will forever remain in our hearts and in memories not only for the special person he was, but also for the image he portrayed during his life - and simply put, that is - to everyone including future generations he will have helped to educate, a paradigm of what impact a single life well- lived can have and accomplish. If Friends and well wishers so desire, tributes in Nat's memory may be made to any of the organizations listed above. Funeral services will be held at Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton), on Sunday, February 17th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment, Beth Tzedec Memorial Park.

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APPLEBAUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
MARCUS, Allan
On Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at Toronto General Hospital. Allan MARCUS, dear brother and brother-in-law of Karen and Stephen APPLEBAUM. Devoted uncle of Jason and Madison. Loving son of the late Clarence and Bernice MARCUS. Allan will be sadly missed by his many Friends and business associates. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Sunday, May 4th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth David Bnai Israel of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 378 Russell Hill Road from 1: 00 p.m. daily, evening services at 8:25 p.m. Donations may be made to the Allan Marcus Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, www.benjamins.ca.

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APPLEBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-01 published
Holiday sojourn ends in grief and sorrow
Police suspect fatigue in grisly crash on 401
By Timothy APPLEBY, Page A1
Toronto -- For 21-year-old New Yorker Niki CHAN and her Florida-based parents, the post-Christmas trip to Canada was to be part vacation, part reunion.
Their first stop was Montreal. From there, on to Toronto and the CN Tower. After that, Niagara Falls before returning south.
They never got that far.
Instead, their journey ended in a horrific two-car crash on a stretch of Canada's busiest highway that killed two people Sunday afternoon. Ms. CHAN's father was one of the victims, and she is now facing twin counts of dangerous driving causing death.
The principal culprit was fatigue, authorities suspect.
One report said the Lexus Ms. CHAN was driving veered across three lanes before striking a disabled Subaru parked on the median of Highway 401. Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Sergeant Cam Woolley said there was no evidence Ms. CHAN attempted to brake before the crash.
Ms. CHAN was released on $20,000 bail yesterday after a court hearing attended by a U.S. consular official. She was also required to surrender her passport for fear she could flee to her native China, according to Sgt. Woolley.
"This is tragic, tragic," said Constable Dave WOODFORD of the Ontario Provincial Police.
The Lexus in which Ms. CHAN, her parents and a sister were travelling plowed into the back of the Subaru on Highway 401 just west of Warden Avenue. All three of Ms. CHAN's relatives were asleep at the moment of impact, investigators found, and witness accounts suggest the Lexus was travelling at between 100 and 120 kilometres an hour and weaving as it sped west.
Constable WOODFORD suggested, "it may be that because the three other occupants in the vehicle were sleeping at the time, [Ms. CHAN], with nobody to talk to, could have dozed off."
Killed instantly as the result of a broken neck was the Subaru's lone occupant, a 71-year-old Mississauga resident whose name was withheld.
Ms. CHAN's father, 51, riding in the back seat of the Lexus without a seat belt, later died of head and internal injuries.
Ms. CHAN, her mother and her sister were all treated for minor injuries at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital, after which she was arrested and charged.
She had no alcohol or drugs in her system, post-crash tests showed.
The CHAN family had been visiting Canada for a short sight-seeing vacation, Constable WOODFORD said.
From Montreal, they took the five-hour drive to Toronto, where they planned a brief stay before heading for Niagara Falls. Their immediate plans were to visit the CN Tower.
The trip was also a reunion. Ms. CHAN's parents and sister are from Florida, while she lives in the Flushing neighbourhood of Queens, N.Y.
Why the Subaru had stopped is unclear. The roads were bare and traffic not particularly heavy.
But the fact that the driver was parked on the left-hand median of the westbound lane - adjoining the fast lane - and not on the right side suggests mechanical difficulties, Constable WOODFORD said.
Whatever the problem, the car was well off the highway, its four-way hazard lights were flashing and the driver was strapped in when the CHAN family's Lexus smashed into its rear at around 12: 45 p.m.
"He was doing everything we tell people to do," Constable WOODFORD said.
"He was belted in his car, but when someone's doing 110 and they hit you from the rear, what happens is the airbag's not going to go off."
Instead a type of whiplash took place, with the driver jolted forward and then backward, with such force that his seat was loosened from its moorings.
Autopsies on the two victims were under way.
Driver fatigue causing death or injury is more common than sometimes realized, said Constable WOODFORD, a traffic veteran who has encountered many such instances in the often-hectic summertime commute to and from cottage country.
Separately but also on Hwy. 401, two people were charged with impaired driving Sunday night in a pair of collisions.
When emergency crews were called to a spot near Renforth Drive for a car accident, one of the drivers was found to have fled the scene. Police pursued a suspect, caught him and charged him with impaired driving.
But as firefighters were attending the accident scene, another car crashed into their fire truck.
That driver was charged with impaired driving. He also sustained serious injuries.
"We've got two separate collisions here in the span of a half an hour involving alcohol," Constable WOODFORD said.
"There's far too many people dying on the highways. Enough is enough."

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APPLEBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-21 published
Video examined in bid to solve puzzle of landscaper's killing
By Timothy APPLEBY, Page A10
A drug rip-off? An argument that turned deadly? A case of mistaken identity?
Detectives probing the killing of a popular landscaper/painter fatally shot in the hallway of his east-end condominium Tuesday afternoon are hoping closed-circuit surveillance footage will shed light on one of the city's more mysterious homicides.
Sasha HAROUTIUN, 35, died Wednesday from a single bullet wound to the stomach after being admitted to Saint Michael's Hospital. His killing pushed Toronto's homicide tally so far this year to 13, eight of them shootings.
Mr. HAROUTIUN lived alone in a first-floor, loft-style condominium on Carlaw Avenue that he purchased several years ago, police said. He had no spouse, no children and no criminal record.
He was, however, a small-scale marijuana dealer, said Detective Sergeant Dan NIELSEN of the homicide squad.
"And that's certainly something we have to consider. People get killed for a lot of reasons and at this point we're not sure what the motive is. That's an angle we're considering but it could be something else. He might have had a dispute."
Born in Montreal, Mr. HAROUTIUN had spent most of his life in Toronto. His condominium building, located just south of Dundas Street, comprises both residences and businesses.
Police believe he was shot in the hallway outside his home, suggesting someone may have been waiting for him, or perhaps knocked at his door. Severely wounded, he nonetheless was able to crawl back inside his apartment and call 911.
The 16 surveillance cameras in the converted building may yield some clues to the identity of the killer or killers, Det. Sgt. NIELSEN said.
"Those things are hit and miss but we're hopeful. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't."
There has also been a flood of calls from people who knew Mr. HAROUTIUN.
"From all accounts he was an easy-going guy with a lot of Friends, not a violent guy, his parents describe him as a free spirit," Det. Sgt NIELSEN said.

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APPLEBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
Man charged in girl's death remanded in custody
By Timothy APPLEBY, Page A12
A 20-year-old Cornwall man charged with the first-degree murder of a five-year-old girl appeared briefly in court yesterday and was remanded in custody in Ottawa pending a further court appearance next Wednesday.
Shane HALEY was arrested without incident at his Cornwall home a few hours after Alissa MARTIN- TRAVERS was found slain early Thursday in the small, beige downtown Cumberland Street house she shared with her mother and baby sister. Mr. HALEY was "a remote acquaintance" of Alissa's mother, Stephanie MARTIN, Cornwall Police Chief Dan PARKINSON said.
An autopsy was under way yesterday at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.
Police have said only that there were "obvious signs of trauma" to her body, and while no motive has been disclosed, she is not believed to have been sexually assaulted.
Several items were seized when Mr. HALEY was arrested.
Ms. MARTIN is not a suspect in her daughter's death and no other suspects are being sought, Chief PARKINSON said.
It was the first homicide in Cornwall since 2005, when there were three, and it has left the city of 46,000 in a state of shock and disbelief, police spokesman Blake PAQUIN said yesterday.
"It's very traumatizing for the family, for the community and for the police."
Outside the MARTIN- TRAVERS home, still sealed off yesterday with yellow crime-scene tape, a stream of sympathizers continued to leave teddy bears, flowers and brief messages.
Police were summoned to the home Thursday at about 1: 30 a.m., when Ms. MARTIN called 911. Mr. HALEY was arrested and charged in midafternoon on the same day.
"They knew each other in a casual relationship," Mr. PAQUIN said of the bereaved mother and the accused, whom he described as "a person living in the neighbourhood."

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APPLEBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-02 published
APPLEBY, Kathleen " Tucky" Holly (née SAYRE)
(April 8, 1921-April 29, 2008)
With sadness of heart we announce the passing of Tucky at Bradgate Arms in Toronto on April 29th, 2008. Predeceased by her husband Stephen Ker APPLEBY. Survived by her son Bruce (Gurteen IRELAND,) daughters Nancye (Gerry BARR) and Janet (Jack LEWIS,) Grandchildren Clive, Emily (Mike DRYSDALE), Stephen, Charlotte and great-granddaughter Hannah. Lovingly remembered by her brother Geoffrey SAYRE. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge St (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Saturday, May 3rd from 11: 00 a.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or to Oxfam Canada.

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APPLEBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-02 published
Stabbing ends 20 years of peace for Afghan couple
Police detail fatal attack at Brampton mall
By Anthony REINHART and Timothy APPLEBY and Susan KRASHINSKY, Page A1
Brampton, Ontario -- They called him Papa around the Planet Ford dealership, although Rahim SHAHGHASY was just 53.
The nickname just seemed to fit Mr. SHAHGHASY, a car detailer with a fatherly manner whose love of friendly chatter came a close second to the fondness he held for his wife, Nazifa, and their two grown children.
Yesterday, those children, along with Friends, relatives and neighbours, struggled with a horror at odds with the peaceful life the couple had led since leaving Afghanistan for Canada two decades ago: their violent deaths outside a Brampton strip mall at the hands of a seemingly crazed man they didn't know.
"This man was armed with two knives and the attack was completely unprovoked," Inspector Norm ENGLISH of the Peel homicide squad told a packed media conference.
"The husband saw what was occurring and attempted to save his wife, but was overpowered by the male."
The 28-year-old assailant remains under police guard in hospital recovering from serious knife wounds he inflicted on himself after the noon-hour attack on Wednesday outside the Red Maple Plaza.
The incident was initially thought to be a marital dispute in which a woman was killed along with a male passerby trying to help her, but police amended their theory yesterday.
Insp. ENGLISH said Ms. SHAHGHASY had just made a dental appointment at the plaza and was walking to her car when she was accosted by the knife-wielding man, who was "very well known" to police, though a stranger to her.
Her husband, meanwhile, had made a quick trip into a small grocery store in the plaza. When he came out, he saw his wife being attacked and ran to her.
"Both victims suffered fatal stab wounds and died at the scene," Insp. ENGLISH said, adding that Mr. SHAHGHASY first made his way, bloodied, into another business in the plaza to ask a merchant to call for help.
Police arrived to find the assailant stabbing himself in the neck and used a taser to subdue him. His condition, described as critical but stable yesterday, has prevented police from questioning him and has delayed the laying of second-degree murder charges. His name will be withheld until that happens, likely in the next few days, the officer said.
The suspect, a Brampton resident, was out on bail on a charge involving violence, which Insp. ENGLISH would not disclose.
Autopsies will be conducted today and the funeral will be held as soon as possible, in keeping with Islamic custom.
The circumstances of the triple stabbing, which pushed Peel's homicide tally for the year to 11, are being examined by the province's Special Investigations Unit, which probes all police-related confrontations resulting in death or serious injury.
"The victims are wonderful people who were outstanding members of our community," Insp. ENGLISH said.
The impact on the community was evident in the parade of vehicles that converged yesterday on Siesta Court, a quiet cul-de-sac of 13-year-old homes where the SHAHGHASYs bought a tidy, brick-clad two-storey house for $415,000 in 2006.
Their home, about 10 kilometres from where they died, was often the scene of happy gatherings, but yesterday, relatives and Friends wept and embraced in the street, while news reporters and a few neighbours looked on.
"The family is in a state of shock," said Shawn JAMSI, whose wife is Ms. SHAHGHASY's sister. "My wife has been in the hospital, back and forth" from the shock, he said.
Ms. SHAHGHASY ran a clothing store in Brampton, and "I'd always see her dress up really professional with a briefcase or a purse, and I always thought, 'wow,' said neighbour Christina SASSO.
Yesterday morning, Ms. SASSO watched as the couple's 19-year-old daughter, Kubra, prepared the outside of the house for the onrush of grieving kin.
"I just saw her sweeping the driveway, the dirt; I was just watching her, just sweeping and sweeping," Ms. SASSO said. "It looked like she was in a daze, and it just brought tears."
Mr. SHAHGHASY had been slowly but steadily recovering from a workplace accident about two years ago, neighbours said. He had been using a walker to get around, but had recently moved up to a cane.
"I said, 'I'm so happy to see you like that,' and he said, 'Yes, I'm doing really good,' Gorretti ANDRADE, who lives a few doors away, recalled from an encounter three weeks ago.
The couple's positive outlook and good humour came up time and again in interviews with those who knew them.
Giovanni ZAMBITO, who lives next door, recalled them as "probably the nicest people I ever met, to tell you the truth."
Gurpreet VANDER, also a neighbour, broke into tears upon learning what had happened. She said Mr. SHAHGHASY often played with her children and would stop on the way to get his mail and chat, since they both spoke Urdu.
"No other families understand our language, and we don't understand their language," Ms. VANDER said. "So sometimes we would talk."
Mr. SHAHGHASY's penchant for talk was well known to several car dealers in the Brampton Auto Mall along Bovaird Drive, where he cleaned cars in preparation for delivery. He most recently worked at Planet Ford, while the couple's 22-year-old son, Qaiss, is a salesman at a nearby Mitsubishi dealership.
Between phone calls in the showroom yesterday, a young receptionist at Planet Ford described the elder Mr. SHAHGHASY as a wise man who, despite being unable to work recently, would drop in to share stories of his Afghan childhood or dispense fatherly advice.
"He would tell me stories about how he was raised back home, and how he met his wife, and how he loved his wife," she said.
Yesterday, his co-workers found themselves in the same state of sad confusion as the couple's relatives and neighbours.
"I couldn't believe it; it was devastating," Julee FARIAS said from behind her desk in the service department. "We did love him."

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APPLEBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-10 published
Facing fraud rap, United Way official commits suicide
Executive was confronted with evidence she embezzled at least $600,000 from a previous employer, charity's president confirms
By Timothy APPLEBY and Elizabeth CHURCH, Page A10
A senior United Way of Greater Toronto executive committed suicide last month after being confronted with evidence she embezzled at least $600,000 from a previous employer, United Way president Frances LANKIN confirmed last night.
Janet DONIO, the local United Way's vice-president for informational services and operational change management, died while under investigation for her activities at the Council of Ontario Universities, a lobby group where she worked for six years as chief information officer.
As well, Ms. DONIO's chief academic credentials - a Canadian university degree and a PhD from the United States - were found to be bogus, Ms. LANKIN said.
The irregularities were uncovered by the Deloitte and Touche accounting firm and involved the payment of funds - said to be between $600,000 and $700,000 - for services never produced, and which instead were allegedly being siphoned off by Ms. DONIO.
The story began to emerge in March after the Council of Ontario Universities hired someone to fill Ms. DONIO's old position.
"We found pretty clear evidence of fraud," said chief executive officer Paul GENEST, stressing that no other individuals appear to have been involved. Nor were any improprieties uncovered in a second Deloitte and Touche audit at the United Way, which hired Ms. DONIO in February, 2007.
The Council of Ontario Universities gets some government funds, but most of its revenue derives from levies paid by the universities it represents and it will be seeking to recoup its losses from its insurer, Mr. GENEST said.
When Deloitte and Touche began unearthing irregularities, Toronto police fraud investigators were notified, but they were awaiting completion of the audit and apparently never interviewed Ms. DONIO, Ms. LANKIN said.
On the day the United Way was told of the allegation, - May 5 - Ms. LANKIN and chief operating officer Catherine SMITH met with Ms. DONIO, 56, and told her she was being placed on a paid leave while the investigation continued.
"It was a difficult conversation," Ms. LANKIN recounted.
She and Ms. SMITH then drove Ms. DONIO home to her west-end Toronto house, where she was found dead the next day.
A coroner's report said the cause of death was "undetermined," according to a family account relayed to Ms. LANKIN.
As for Ms. DONIO's phony academic credentials - a degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and a doctorate in cognitive science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - it appears that the Council of Ontario Universities did not check them.
Neither did the United Way, relying instead on character references from the council and another former employer, Ms. LANKIN said.
"Those credentials weren't critical to the job we hired her for, so we didn't check them."
The United Way of Greater Toronto was established in 1956 and supports a network of 200 health and social service agencies. Last year it raised a record $108.1-million.
Ms. DONIO's previous experience included a stint at TVO, as creative director of educational television, and at the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, where she was an assistant director.
A member of the Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek Band, whose home is on the shores of Lake Nipigon in Northern Ontario, Ms. DONIO is survived by two adult sons, Jason and Robyn DONIO. Her former husband, Marcel DONIO, is a justice of the peace in Thunder Bay.
Financially, Ms. DONIO's affairs appeared unremarkable at the time of her death. In February, 2006, she purchased her house in west Toronto's Junction area, for $540,000, and in January of this year she remortgaged the property for just over $523,000.
"Jan DONIO was a respected and admired member of the United Way team," the United Way said in a statement. " We grieve her loss and the difficulty faced by her family."

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APPLEBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
Double shooting shakes gun-weary Toronto
Two 25-year-old men killed downtown; carjacking suspected
By Timothy APPLEBY and Jamie KOMARNICKI with reports from Sarah BOESVELD and Matthew CAMPBELL, Page A1
Toronto -- It was just after midnight yesterday when Alan DUDECK's cellphone rang, bearing the worst tidings a parent could hear: His son, Oliver MARTIN, and his son's lifelong friend Dylan ELLIS had just been shot.
The two young men had been heading home from a friend's apartment after watching a basketball game, and the frantic call came from a close friend of Mr. MARTIN.
"He said, 'Get down to St. Mike's [hospital] right away,' Mr. DUDECK recounted.
Mr. MARTIN worked for a prestigious investment firm. Mr. ELLIS was a photographer. Both were 25, with university degrees. And both, it seemed, had a shining future. Instead, both perished in an apparently random hail of bullets, leaving their families in shock.
"Pretty rough, pretty rough," Mr. DUDECK said.
Even in a city where gun killings have become familiar - yesterday's shootings bring Toronto's homicide count for the year to 25 - the double slaying, perhaps the result of an abortive carjacking, was unusual.
As police struggled to reconstruct the events west of the city's entertainment district, Detective Sergeant Gary GIROUX of the homicide squad stressed that from all appearances, neither Mr. ELLIS nor Mr. MARTIN was involved in crime.
"Both young men were loved by their families, they have a great deal of support, and as you can imagine, both families are devastated," he said.
"These two victims were not at all known - I repeat, not at all known - to the Toronto police or any police agency in Canada." The only police record of either stems from when one of them lost his passport about five years ago, another homicide investigator said.
A 911 call came in at 12: 08 a.m. yesterday to the 14 Division police station.
Mr. ELLIS and Mr. MARTIN were found in the front seat of a Range Rover that belongs to Mr. ELLIS's stepfather, outside a friend's condo where they had been watching a basketball game on television. Both were wearing seat belts and the car's engine was running, police said.
Despite paramedics' efforts, both were pronounced dead on arrival at Saint Michael's Hospital.
In the back seat of the Range Rover was a female friend who survived the attack and who is the homicide squad's key witness.
"It may well be the shooter didn't see her and that's why she's alive," Mr. DUDECK said. "We don't know."
All three had been watching the Boston Celtics pull off a comeback win against the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association playoffs.
For several hours, the car was parked outside the condo, and the three departed at around midnight. They briefly returned for what Det. Sgt. GIROUX described as "a very innocent reason&hellip they were expecting someone to come out for a very brief moment."
Instead, they were accosted by the gunman.
"I'd say the shooting took place within seconds," Det. Sgt. GIROUX said. "He may have only been targeting the males in the front seat, but they were certainly in my opinion targeted."
Multiple shots were fired - at least eight, judging by shell-casing markers on the street yesterday - killing the two young men and damaging the interior of the Range Rover.
After speaking to the traumatized young woman, Det. Sgt. GIROUX said the shootings may have been part of an abortive car jacking, and that - for reasons he did not divulge - the killer appeared familiar with the area.
"We're certainly alive to the fact that this was a very expensive, high-end vehicle and I'm looking at it as a marketable thing to steal."
Another police source suggested the violence could have erupted from something as simple as an exchange of angry words.
One witness report said a young black male in a white shirt was seen fleeing the crime scene on a bicycle. Another offered a similar description, but said the man sped away in a blue car.
Under scrutiny, meanwhile, was an array of closed-circuit video footage from buildings near the crime scene.
A friend of the victims who was at Thursday night's gathering said she and other attendees were traumatized by the shooting.
Police swiftly cordoned off the area with yellow tape, and yesterday afternoon, the Range Rover was still being examined by forensic experts.
The car was parked immediately outside 798 Richmond St. West, an upscale, five-year-old rental high-rise, surrounded by townhouses. The area comprises a mix of new money and old, a few blocks west of the downtown entertainment district.
Just metres north is a vibrant section of Queen Street West, and on all sides are older brick homes, some of Victorian vintage.
"There's a sense of community; my house has been broken into, but I do usually feel safe walking along the streets late at night," said long-time resident Maria BARABASH, who lives a block east of the crime scene on Richmond Street.
"But this is a little bit too close to home."
So too for the families of the victims.
About 30 people gathered on the lawn of Mr. ELLIS's parents' home in the upscale Rosedale neighbourhood. Some hugged, while others stood around or sat on the lawn in shock.
Tears in his eyes, a young man demanded that reporters respect the family's privacy and leave the street and its million-dollar homes and expensive cars.
Lauren WILKINS, a friend of Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS, said yesterday the two men were "just wonderful people."
A few blocks away at Mr. OLIVER's home, family members from the East Coast began filtering into the big, ivy-clad brick house, hugging and exchanging condolences.
Mr. MARTIN lived downtown in a house he shared with his sisters.
He graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. He joined Russell Investments Canada last year and quickly made his mark as a friendly young man poised to take the financial world by storm, said company president Irshaad AHMAD.
"He was the person walking around the office always making Friends. He just made a really tremendous impact."
Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS had known each other since they were in Grade 1 in Toronto's Brown Junior Public School.
From Toronto, the pair headed for Quebec - Mr. MARTIN attending Concordia University while Mr. ELLIS pursued his passion for photography at Dawson College.
Mr. ELLIS was a thoughtful photographer with an eye for detail, his former mentor said.
"His style was a bit more urban, a bit more shadowy," recalled Laurel Breidon, co-ordinator of the college's commercial photography program.
"Not the bright, clean, happy stuff - a little funky, had a little edge to it."
Mourners set up a candle-lit shrine last night outside the building where Mr. MARTIN and Mr. ELLIS were shot. About 20 bouquets of flowers had been laid against the wall and three candles illuminated a sign taped to the building that reads "May you rest in peace Dylan and Oliver."

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APPLEBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-17 published
Police identify victim of pizza-shop shooting
By Timothy APPLEBY, Page A9
Police have put a name and a face to the city's latest homicide victim, the 26th of the year, but are still seeking the killer and the motive.
Claudio Andres ALAMOS, 19, died from at least one gunshot wound to the chest early Sunday.
He was shot as he and a male friend ate pizza outside the 2 For 1 pizza store on west-end Toronto's Jane Street, near St. Clair Avenue.
Police said that just after 1: 30 a.m., the gunman walked into the store, exited and then shot Mr. ALAMOS before fleeing north on foot toward a nearby high-rise complex.

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APPLEBY 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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APPLEBY 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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APPLEFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
BRACKENBURY, James Gerald
Peacefully at his residence on Friday, May 2, 2008. James Gerald BRACKENBURY of Aylmer in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (CHARLTON) BRACKENBURY. Dear father of Richard BRACKENBURY of London, Don APPLEFORD and wife Joselyn of R.R.#5 Aylmer, and Bill APPLEFORD and wife Allison of Tillsonburg. Loved by his grandchildren Brandon, Damien, Reid, Cheyenne, Aleisha, Connor, Carson, Donovan, Hadley and a special friend Sandy. Father-in-law of Gail BRACKENBURY, brother-in-law of Beulah BRACKENBURY, uncle of Doug BRACKENBURY and Barb MOOSBERGER. Predeceased by brothers Gordon and Walter BRACKENBURY and his aunt and uncle Erie and Melvin LINDSAY. Born in Malahide Township, Ontario on May 3, 1932 son of the late Samuel and Viola (WILSON) BRACKENBURY. Jim owned and operated Fairmount Motors in Aylmer for 50 years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday May 5, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Janet ANSTEAD, officiating. Donations to the Diabetes Association or Humane Society would be appreciated. Condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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APPLEGATH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-15 published
GILLIES, Mary E. (née WILSON)
In Toronto on Sunday, April 13, 2008, from complications following a broken hip. Loving wife for 59 years of the late Doctor John D.M. ("Jack") GILLIES (son of the late Doctor J.Z. and Isabel GILLIES.) Loving mother of Susan (Peter CROSSLEY) of London, England, John (Anne-Marie PRENDIVILLE) of Toronto, and Anne (Greg YADLEY) of Tampa, Florida. Proud grandmother of Justine and Janet CROSSLEY and of David and Jennifer GILLIES. Daughter of the late Lt.-Col. W.S. and Eleanor WILSON. Sister of the late Anne WILSON and Joyce APPLEGATH. Niece of her recently deceased aunt, Dorothy HALLAM. Born in Toronto on January 29, 1923, she attended St. Clement's School in Toronto, and University College at the University of Toronto. She and Jack met at university, at the University College "grab bag" freshman dance in her first year. They married in Toronto on October 6, 1944, whence they proceeded immediately to Halifax, where Jack had been posted as a medical officer with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. After the war, they returned to Toronto, where Mary raised their three children. In the mid-1960s, Mary started to work as the manager of Jack's office, a position she held until their retirement in 1989. On July 1, 1967, Mary and Jack started a long-standing tradition of celebrating both his and Canada's birthday with a party for their many Friends. She and Jack shared many interests, including the French language, fine wine (especially Burgundian wine), good food, and travel, and she enjoyed preparing gourmet meals at home with Jack for family and Friends. Travel included a number of memorable camping trips with the whole family to various points in Canada and the U.S. in a succession of Volkswagen camper buses. Mary was an active quilter and enjoyed learning how to play bridge. Visitation will be at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West at Lascelles Boulevard, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18. A service will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 1: 00 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, with interment following at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Big Sisters or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to send a message to the family, please e-mail:
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APPLEGATH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-18 published
GILLIES, Mary E. (née WILSON)
In Toronto on Sunday, April 13, 2008, from complications following a broken hip. Loving wife for 59 years of the late Doctor John D.M. ('Jack') GILLIES (son of the late Doctor J.Z. and Isabel GILLIES.) Loving mother of Susan (Peter CROSSLEY) of Guildford, England, John (Anne-Marie PRENDIVILLE) of Toronto, and Anne (Greg YADLEY) of Tampa, Florida. Proud grandmother of Justine and Janet CROSSLEY and of David and Jennifer GILLIES. Daughter of the late Lt.-Col. W.S. and Eleanor WILSON. Sister of the late Anne WILSON and Joyce APPLEGATH. Niece of her recently deceased aunt, Dorothy HALLAM. Born in Toronto on January 29, 1923, she attended St. Clement's School in Toronto, and University College at the University of Toronto. She and Jack met at university, at the University College 'grab bag' freshman dance in her first year. They married in Toronto on October 6, 1944, whence they proceeded immediately to Halifax, where Jack had been posted as a medical officer with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. After the war, they returned to Toronto, where Mary raised their three children. In the mid-1960s, Mary started to work as the manager of Jack's office, a position she held until their retirement in 1989. On July 1, 1967, Mary and Jack started a long-standing tradition of celebrating both his and Canada's birthday with a party for their many Friends. She and Jack shared many interests, including the French language, fine wine (especially Burgundian wine), good food, and travel, and she enjoyed preparing gourmet meals at home with Jack for family and Friends. Travel included a number of memorable camping trips with the whole family to various points in Canada and the U.S. in a succession of Volkswagen camper buses. Mary was an active quilter and enjoyed learning how to play bridge. Visitation will be at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159…Eglinton Avenue West at Lascelles Boulevard, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18. A service will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 1: 00 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, with interment following at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Big Sisters or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to send a message to the family, please e-mail: marygilliescondolences@gmail.com

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APPLETON 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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APPLETON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-14 published
APPLETON, Ken
Of Lion's head passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 12, 2008 in his 92nd year. Cherished husband of Margaret and dear father of Ron (Sandra LAURIE) APPLETON of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and Karen (Dr. Elgin) LONEY of Lion's Head. Special grandfather of Elizabeth, Matthew, Jeremy, David and Stephen. He will also be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his parents Mary (BRILLINGER) and Victor APPLETON, brothers Victor, Harold, Arthur and Leonard and sister Victoria (in infancy). Visitation will be held at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lion's head on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Ken's life will be held at the Church on Wednesday, July 16th at 10: 30 a.m. Pastor Phil ENGLISH officiating. Interment Heise Hill Cemetery, Gormley at 5: 00 p.m. Rev. James BAKER officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Golden Dawn Nursing Home or Ontario Pioneer Camps would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.georgefuneralhome.com

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