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"TOM" 2003 Obituary


TOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-17 published
CAMERON, Docia Lorraine Bennett.
Born April 14, 1917, Russell Springs, Logan County, Kansas; died, Edmonton, April 16, 2003. Predeceased by her husband Norman S. CAMERON, sisters Stella and Irene, and brothers Emory, Bill, Guy, and Ivan. Mourned by daughter Jane CAMERON, Toronto, son Duncan (Yolande GRISÉ) Chelsea, Quebec, her brother Don (Georgie) LEWISTON, Idaho, and special Friends Michelle, Kevin and Olivia TOM, Penticton, British Columbia. Like her parents Charles and Mary she was an Alberta pioneer, arriving as a young child in the farm country in the Forestburg area. Her youth was spent in the world depression which so affected the prairies; at 22 she witnessed the outbreak of World War 2. Bride of a Naval lieutenant she lived in Esquimalt, Prince Rupert, Halifax, and Toronto during the war years. With her husband overseas, she established the family home in Edmonton until a family move to Vancouver in 1966. Shortly after Norman died in 1992 she returned to Edmonton. She was a passionate Canadian, an admirer of her contemporary Pierre Elliot Trudeau, a lover of good books, gardens, antiques, and the opera on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A wonderful story teller, her sense of humour endeared her to many. She thrived on lively conversation, good drink, and fine cuisine. Independent minded, a fierce defender of all those she loved, and a steadfast opponent of mean spirited governments, she lived her life fully. In her memory donations may be made to the Parkland Institute, University of Alberta.

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TOMALA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-15 published
MECH, Wladyslaw
In his 100th year. Veteran of First and Second World Wars, wounded at age 16 at the Battle of Warsaw in 1920. Decorated by the Polish Government with 1918-21 Military Cross, Poland to her Defender Medal, Long Service Medal, 10th Anniversary Medal, Silver Cross of Merit. During Second World War served with the Polish Forces Carpathian Brigade under British command and took part in actions at El Alamein, Fortress Tobruk, Monte Cassino, Bololgna and Ancona. Awarded Cross of Merit with Swords, Monte Cassino Cross, Tobruk Emblem, the 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, the 1939-1945 War Medal and the Defence Medal. In 2001 the Polish Government awarded him a special medal Sursum Corda #16. He was born on October 14, 1903 in Poland, son of a Reeve in Potok Wielki. He was predeceased by mother Maria TOMALA, father Thomas, brothers: Piotr, Ludwik, Jan, sisters: Stanislawa, Karolina, Natalka, Julia and by his wife Julia née FUSZARA in 1974. He emigrated to Canada with wife Julia and son Zdzislaw in 1947. During his 20 years with the Scarborough Board of Education he was active in the Polish Combatants Association and a founding Board Member of Wawel Villa Senior Citizens Centre where he resided until his death. He will be remembered for his constant involvement at the Villa where he organized chapel and social activities, ran arts and crafts, poetry readings and other cultural events. Lover of outdoors, he planted and maintained summer and winter gardens while keeping his characteristic dry humour. He was loving and proud of his son Zdzislaw Romuald, M.D., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Q.J.M., his daughter-in-law Lilli, B.A. Associate, Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto (Toronto), his grand_sons Major Konrad R.W., Royal Military College '82, B.A. B.Eng., M.B.A., Canadian Forces Decoration and Captain André Z.I., Royal Military College '84, B.Eng, M.B.A., both of whom followed the family artillery tradition dating to Napoleonic times, granddaughter Danuta WYANT, B.Sc. Toronto. He will be greatly missed by Kim BREAKELL- MECH, wife of Konrad, Blaise S. WYANT, Vice President, Financial Advisor, Wood Gundy, husband of Danuta and by great-grandchildren Anders MECH of Vancouver, Armand and Eugene MECH of Mississauga and Faith and Hilary WYANT of Toronto who will miss visiting and jumping on him.His leadership and love of the countries he served will be long remembered. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 17, 2003, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Mississauga, at 10 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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TOMLINSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-02-05 published
Elsie Dorothea GIBBS
November 20, 1909 - January 28, 2003
Elsie GIBBS, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge since 1996, died at the Lodge on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at the age of 93 years.
She was born in Gore Bay, daughter of the late John and Minnie (TOMLINSON) GIBBS. Elsie had worked as a bookkeeper for James PURVIS and son for about 20 years. She was very active in the Lyons Memorial United Church, having acted as treasurer for 38 years.
Elsie's home was always considered home for her sisters and brothers and their families. She kept her home as long as she could, until she had to move to the Lodge. She truly loved her family, and enjoyed writing to the ones who were at a distance, and visiting and going out with the ones who were close.
Elsie was predeceased by two sisters Olive GIBBS and Florence BAILEY, and brothers Clifford, Harvey, Lyman and Arthur. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and nephews.
Friends may called the Culgin Funeral Home after 7: 00 pm on Friday. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Saturday, February 1, 2003 at 1: 30 pm with Pastor Maxine McVEY officiating. Spring interment in Gordon Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay.

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TOMPKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-23 published
TOMPKINS, Kevin Joseph, M.D.C.M., F.R.C., F.R.C.P. (C,) F.A.C.O.G.
Died Thursday, June 19, 2003 in his 70th year as a result of a hiking accident in the Niagara Gorge. Loving husband of Mary (née SHEPPARD) and devoted father of Joanne (Alan LAWSON) of Brisbane, Australia, Susan (Craig HUDSON) of Toronto, Sean (Cindy TOMPKINS) of San Diego, California., and Clare (Scott WEST) of Victoria, British Columbia. Caring grandfather of Myles, James, Evan and Rhys HUDSON and Teagan and Tasmin WEST. Will be sadly missed by many siblings, relatives, Friends, colleagues and former patients. An avid traveller, outdoorsman, geneologist, published author and raconteur, Dr. TOMPKINS was fiercely loyal to his Cape Breton roots. Visitation at the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 796 Upper Gage Avenue (between Fennell and Mohawk), Hamilton, 905-388-4141 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Tuesday at 8: 00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Wednesday, June, 25, 2003 a 11: 00 a.m. Private Cremation. Donations to The Bruce Trail Association, P.O. Box 857, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3N9 would be appreciated by the family.

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