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SRIANANDAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-16 published
Toronto's first 2005 slaying
Teen abducted from work, knifed
By Jordan HEATH- RAWLINGS, Staff Reporter
Thanushan JEYAKUMARAN was just preparing to enter the next phase of his young life.
Twenty-four hours later he was dead, Toronto's first homicide victim of 2005.
The 18-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil said goodbye to his Friends at a London, Ontario, bus stop on Thursday night, as he headed back to Toronto to prepare for work on Friday morning.
He had been working long hours and extra shifts at the New Spiceland Super Market on Sheppard Ave. E. near Markham Rd. in Scarborough for the past two years, trying to raise the money required to bring his parents to Canada. He sent home about 75 per cent of his earnings, and he almost had enough. Once that was done, he wanted to move to London, to live with the Friends he had made before he left high school after Grade 10 to work full-time.
Before he climbed out of their car in London on Thursday night, he told them to "get the apartment" where they had talked about moving in together. "I'll be there with you," he said.
According to police, JEYAKUMARAN was abducted from his workplace at about 8: 50 Friday night by at least three assailants, attacked outside -- where police say he suffered sharp-force injuries to his body -- and was then left to bleed to death in a nearby park.
He was found about 20 minutes later, in McLevin Park near Tapscott Rd. and McLevin Ave. He died from his injuries at Sunnybrook hospital. Two men were also found in the same park and arrested on Friday night.
The two men arrested -- Rajeevan ATPUTHARAJAH, 20, of Markham and Franklin NESARAJAH, 21, of Scarborough -- were to be charged with first-degree murder yesterday, said Det. Sgt. Reg PITTS of the homicide squad.
Police are still searching for "three or four more people within the division," said PITTS, and they expect that "at least one or two of those people will be charged."
Police recovered a knife -- from the sidewalk about 50 metres away from the Spiceland market -- which will undergo forensic examination, and they were searching yesterday for a dark-coloured 1989 Toyota Camry, which may have been involved in the crime.
JEYAKUMARAN arrived in Canada in 2000 and lived with his uncle for his first few years in the country. But he moved out about a year ago, to a basement apartment near the Sri Lankan and West Indian grocery market where he often worked a double shift, his uncle said yesterday.
"He was a hard worker, a very hard worker," a tearful Sinnathurai KATHIRGAMANATHAN, 37, said yesterday at 42 Division police station. "My nephew could not have been involved in anything... He was always working. He only had one day off a week."
PITTS said yesterday that "you could say some of them knew each other," referring to JEYAKUMARAN and his multiple attackers. There were no indications of gang-related activity, he said.
"That's a bit of a mystery at this point," PITTS said of a possible motive for the crime, though he added that the events leading to the killing "may have been started two weeks ago over a minor dispute."
JEYAKUMARAN's Friends couldn't remember any disputes between their friend and other Sri Lankans, nor did they recognize the names of the two men arrested in connection with his murder. JEYAKUMARAN was a peacemaker, they said.
"We know him very well," said Lojan SRIANANDAN, 19. "He doesn't just go into problems, but he does stand up. He stands up for us."
Whenever a dispute would arise between the close-knit group of teens and other Sri Lankans -- an occurrence that can stem from nothing more than "hanging around with people... not from your territory" -- SRIANANDAN said that JEYAKUMARAN would be the first to step in and calm things down.
"It's so unnecessary," SRIANANDAN said of territorial disputes among young Tamils. "It just cost us a life... he was our brother. He was the peacekeeper and now he's gone."

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SRIGLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-04 published
FALCONI, Dr. Santé Joseph "Sandy" (April 7, 1928-June 2, 2005)
At home, surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant and courageous fight. Beloved husband for nearly 55 years to Anita (née PETROLIA.) Devoted father to Sandra (John SRIGLEY,) Michael (Silvana), Paul (Susan) and Gregory (Rosemary). Proud Papa to Jocelyn, Justin and Jillian SRIGLEY; Angela, Sandy, Michelle, Adam and Jessica FALCONI; Jordan, Laurel and Alexander FALCONI Natalie and Andrew FALCONI. Predeceased by his parents Michele and Emelia FALCONI and sister Stella HERMAN. Survived by brothers Hubert and Louis FALCONI, both of North Bay. Dad will be sadly missed by his in-laws and many nieces, nephews, family, Friends and colleagues. Graduating twice from the University of Toronto, Phm.B. 5T2 and D.D.S. 7T0, Dad was a successful businessman, pharmacist and dental surgeon in Montreal, Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto. As a Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus, he was always available for any religious ceremony. As an active member of the Pisterzo Social Club, Dad was always proud of his Italian heritage. He was a man of honour and integrity. Those who knew Dad could always count on his loyalty, caring and advice. The family wishes to thank Dr. Cam JOYNER for his expertise and support over the past seventeen years. Thank you also to Dr. Sheldon TOBE and his home peritoneal dialysis team - your guidance and emotional support at all hours was very much appreciated. Special thanks to all Dad's caregivers for the many hours of T.L.C. and personal care, especially Suzanne, Melanie and Lynn. We send special gratitude to Dr. Anthony PETRASEK and his home palliative care team. Your care and compassion helped us immensely. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. (W. of Royal York Rd.), Etobicoke. Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, St. Anthony Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Peritoneal Home Dialysis Unit, c/o Sunnybrook and Women's Hospital or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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SRIGLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
Peacefully, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, November 18, 2005, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Everett. Loving mother of Carol McMILLAN (Dave,) Cathy SRIGLEY (Brian,) and Brad BULMER (Cathy.) Dear grandmother of Laura, Ashley, Amy, Leslie, Calan, Chris, and Emily. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. Donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, would be appreciated.

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SRIVASTAVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-17 published
Died January 14, 2005 at home in Aldergrove, British Columbia of acute leukaemia. She was 70. Gladys is survived by her husband K.D., her children Aruna, Mohan, Pal, Shil and Anila; her grandchildren Emilie, Kallie, Shannon, Rae, and Ravi, her sister Elsie, brother Douglas, and many nieces and nephews and Friends who loved her greatly. Gladys was born in Eskdalemuir in Scotland in 1934 and was raised there and in Ayr. After attending university at Glasgow and Aberdeen, where she earned an M.A. in History, she married K.D. in 1956 and settled in England. They moved to India in 1959 with two small children. Twins were born there, and her fifth child was born in 1961 in England. During her years there and after the family immigrated to Canada in 1966, Gladys worked as a journalist, teacher, and librarian, later earning an M.A. in English at the University of Waterloo. She also pursued her lifelong passion as a horsewoman, managing riding schools and stables of horses at different points in her life. During her last few months, she took pleasure in training her horses and enjoying the company of all the pets she loved. Those who knew her will remember her as a fiercely loyal and generous friend and a magnificent storyteller with a remarkable intellect. We will miss her enormously. At her request, no formal service is being held. A private cremation will take place on Monday, January 17 in Delta, British Columbia. Gladys suggested that we hold an afternoon tea to remember her: Friday, January 21st at 2 p.m. Contact for details. Donations to the British Columbia Cancer Agency or a charity of your choice.

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