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CECCHETTINI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-19 published
By Tyrone TURNER, Page A20
Mother, grandmother, war bride, waitress. Born January 19, 1924, in Oriolo Romano, Italy. Died August 21, in Oshawa, Ontario, of lymphoma, aged 82.
Adha CECCHETTINI was born at home in a village near Rome. Her father Valentino was the village railway stationmaster. When Adha was 3, her mother Francesca died, together with Adha's newborn sister Norma, of diphtheria. Adha's losing her mother and baby sister was a defining event, and for the rest of her life she would have moments of deep sadness. Her father remarried, to Concetta, who was called "Nonna" by Adha's children. Valentino and Concetta went on to have four children together. Even though they were half-siblings, the children grew up close and united. Adha basked in the glow of her close relationship with Papa Valentino (who was famously strict and forbade his daughters to speak to boys unless relatives were present).
Adha excelled in school and qualified to teach English, a well-chosen subject since Mussolini had fallen and the English-speaking allies were marching up the boot of Italy toward Rome. At 20, Adha moved to Rome where she volunteered to serve tea in a social club for British soldiers.
There she met Gary, a young Royal Air Force sergeant; with Adha's English they could communicate. Gary was smitten and asked Valentino for permission to marry his daughter. A formal, traditional, chaperoned courtship followed. At the time, British soldiers were not allowed to fraternize with Italians and military permission to marry was refused. A chaplain was dispatched to deter Gary by predicting his embarrassment when, after returning to England, his mates would see Adha trundling barefoot from the local riverbank, carrying fresh laundry on her head. Eventually, with help from his member of Parliament, Adha and Gary were married in a partially destroyed church in nearby Viterbo, and later photographed walking through the rubble.
After being separated by the war, Gary whisked Adha away in a military transport plane to Derby, where the young couple lived in a leaky army hut.
son Tyrone was born (and named allegedly after Adha saw a Tyrone Power movie); daughter Cheryl came the next year. Gary, a millwright, found steady work and soon they had a council house and were the first on their street to have a television, and later, a car. Their economic secret was the tips Adha made as a waitress. Adha would say to her children: "My tips paid for your college education."
Adha was an internationalist. Fearing that her children were becoming "too English," she took them to Italy for six months in 1955. Later she pushed to emigrate. Finally, in Canada in 1957, Adha waitressed again, and her tips, along with Gary's wages, bought new cars, a new house, a summer cottage, a condo in Spain, and eventually an apartment building. Proud photographic proof was sent to family in Italy and England.
Adha was very proud when her son became a doctor, and later when she became grandmother to Sarah, Hannah, Adrian and Theodora. She appeared to breeze through middle age, until Gary developed cancer in 1982. He was given only six months to live, but Adha kept him alive for 12 years. When Gary died in 1994, she fared poorly until her family doctor, Tyrone's classmate, introduced her to his father, Herbert. Adha and Herbert became partners and travelled the world together. Adha took Herbert to visit her Italian family, and he took her to visit his in Shanghai.
In November, 2005, Adha was diagnosed with lymphoma. Always a fighter, she said: "I survived the war, I can beat this." But in August, Adha died peacefully, leaving this legacy: Take risks! Strive and do not be afraid to be all that you can be.
Tyrone TURNER is Adha's son.

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CECCHETTO 2006-03-01 published
CAVERSON, Jacqueline Vitaline (née GAGNON)
In Loving Memory of Jacqueline Vitaline CAVERSON (née GAGNON,) 83 years. Jackie passed away Monday evening, February 27th, 2006 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital-Laurentian Site, surrounded by her children. She had a wonderful life and has touched so many of us with her love. She had amazing faith and the gift of making everyone feel special. Born August 1922 to Vitaline and Hormidas GAGNON in Sudbury, Jackie moved to Coniston when she married the love of her life, Tiberio (recently deceased December 24th, 2005). They had a long and wonderful marriage, celebrating their 60th Anniversary in August 2005. Their marriage blessed them with a special bond that never failed them and is an example to all of us of unconditional love. Jackie planted deep roots in Coniston and in healthier times, was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Church, the Catholic Women's League and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Club Allegri. So many wonderful and lasting Friendships were formed through her life's great journey. It was with great love that Jackie watched her family grow. She was a devoted and caring mother to Gary (wife Jackie) of Coniston, Suzette (husband Frank ANGELETTI) of London and Gerard (wife Julie) of Port Credit. Jackie was a gracious, gentle and proud Noni to her grandchildren Jennifer, Laurie, Kyle, Cory, Christopher and Daniella and to her great-grandchildren Brandon and Kaleb. Jackie has played so many important roles throughout her full and happy life: daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend and eternal source of optimism. For most, Jackie will be remembered for her deep faith, positive attitude, good heart, engaging personality, quick smile and passion for life. Above all, Jackie will be remembered for her belief in God and for her love and dedication to her husband and family. And in return, she has been our strength, light and inspiration. She will be deeply missed. Jackie was a dear sister to Jeannette (husband M.J. FRAWLEY,) Raymond (partner Christine,) Marguerite (husband Guy CHARRON) all of Sudbury, Lucien (wife Vi) of Verner, Claire (husband Raymond PROULX) of Joliette, Quebec and predeceased by Lucielle (husband Ernie CECCHETTO, predeceased), Maurice and Pierre (wife Henriette of Sudbury). Sister-in-law to Lucielle GAGNON. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive family and Friends at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 223 Larch Street, Sudbury, Thursday, March 2nd, 2006, 2-5; 7-9 p.m. Prayers 3 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass in St. Paul the Apostle Church, Coniston, Friday, March 3rd, 2006 at 11 a.m. The family requests that any donations be directed to the Parkinson's Foundation or Mass for the Shut-Ins.

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CECELLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
GURIZZAN, Vilma Marina (née BATTISTON)
Peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site. Vilma GURIZZAN will now rejoin her beloved husband Mario who passed away on November 17, 2005. Loving mother of Eileen and her husband Joe ERNER and Lerry and his wife Miranda. Dear grandmother of Tanja, Michael, Tiffany, Matthew, Sandra, Tamara and Marc. Dear sister of Luciano, Egidia CECELLI, Sergio, Giovanni and Orfeo. Vilma will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her many relatives and Friends. Family and Friends may visit at the Demarco Funeral Home "Keele Chapel", 3725 Keele St. (between Sheppard and Finch Aves.) 416-636-7027, on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Fidelis Catholic Church (33 Connie St.) with entombment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Casa Verde Health Centre for all of their help and support.

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CECHARIO 2006-07-20 published
YATES, Colin S.
Of Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at his late residence, in his 77th year. Dearly loved husband of Hilda (ISERWOOD) YATES and loved father of Colin and his wife Connie of Belmont, Cheryl CUCUNATO of Florida, Glynis and her husband Aldo LONGO of London, Michael and his wife Lisa of Saint Thomas, Jeffrey of Saint Thomas, Louise and her husband Joe CECHARIO of Florida, Richard and his wife Luanne of Saint Thomas and the late Alexander John YATES (March 10, 2002). Sadly missed by 16 grandchildren. Predeceased by a grand_son. He was the last of his family. Colin was born in Wales on May 16, 1930, the son of the late Bertram and Ada Louise (WEEKS) YATES. Colin was a self employed electrician. He served in the Royal Navy (Flight Air Arm). He was a member of Holy Angels' Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Saturday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday afternoon at 4: 00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Holy Angels' Church Building Fund.

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CECHET 2006-01-17 published
LAVERTY, Patrick Malachy
With his loving family by his side at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville, on Sunday, January 15, 2006, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (LAWLOR) LAVERTY for 62 years. Dear father of Monica CECHET (Wayne), Michael (Karen), Mark (Linda) and father-in-law of Barbara. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Kellie, Jennifer, Ryan, Nicole, Adam, Alison and Erin. Brother of Monica HENSHAW and Dermot (Molly) LAVERTY. Predeceased by two sons Matthew (1945), Martin (1980), a daughter Mary (1950), sister Maureen McGEE and brothers Cecil, Patrick Joseph, Gregory and Joseph. Patrick was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Knights of Columbus, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 142 Dunnville and was a faithful and long time member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church. The family will receive Friends at the Ballard Minor Funeral Home, 315 Broad Street, E., Dunnville, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6: 30-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Dunnville on Thursday, January 19th, at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Dunnville Hospital and Healthcare Foundation, would be appreciated.

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