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"POM" 2007 Obituary


POMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
COLLINS, Merlie Elvina (née BUCKINGHAM) (1918-2007)
Passed away peacefully at 88 at the Grace Hospital in Toronto on July 2, 2007. Merlie joins her husband and soul mate, Gordon, but will be sadly missed by her family and many dear Friends. She is predeceased by her parents, John Elijah and Mary (JOHNSTON) BUCKINGHAM, Gordon, and her sister Shirley BUCKINGHAM. Loving mother to John, Donald (Heather COLEMAN,) Douglas, (Cheryl GORMAN) and Steven (Tina.) Adoring grandmother to Erin (Greig LOVE,) Patrick (Kristie), Jordan, Joshua, Caitlin, Emily, Laura and Julia, Tara, (Charles MEARS), Michael and Ryan. Mother-in-law to Kathy KENNEDY and Ellen POMER. Great-grandmother to Isobel (Erin and Greig) and Kaydan (Tara and Charles). Cousin to Myrna Buckingham McDERMID, Jim BUCKINGHAM, Douglas McDERMID (Michelle) and Anne McDERMID (Gordon MacDONALD.) Merlie was born in Maxwell, Ontario on October 12th, 1918, and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939 where she met and was courted by Gordon COLLINS. While Gordon was overseas during the war in England with the Canadian Dental Corps, Merlie worked as a social worker at the Children's Aid Society in Brockville. On a home leave, Gordon and Merlie were married on August 1st, 1942. In 1945, they settled in Ottawa where Gordon started a dental practice and they lived in the same home until Gordon's death in 2001. They took many wonderful trips to Europe, the Middle East, South America and across Canada to visit Donald and family in Alberta. Merlie was an avid bridge player and hostess, a dedicated volunteer at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, and active member of Parkdale United Church, and a member of the University Women's Club. A celebration of Merlie's life will be held at St. Philip's Anglican Church 31 St. Philip's Road, Etobicoke on Saturday, July 14th, 2007 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of your choice or to the Art and Margaret Davis Endowment Fund, c/o the Ottawa Hospital Foundation 737 Parkdale Ave, 1st floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1J8 would be appreciated. Thank you to all the staff at the Toronto Grace Hospital. 'To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.' (Ulysses)

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POMERANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
DEVLIN, Lesley Ann
Peacefully at Casey House after a long illness, on Friday, October 26th, 2007, just weeks after her 53rd birthday. Beloved daughter of the late John and Lorraine (HOPKINS) DEVLIN. Loving sister of Julie DEVLIN (Fred BALLING) and Jane DEVLIN. Best friend and soulmate of Susan ROLLINSON. Dear Aunt of Ellie COUPERTHWAITE (Dustin,) Kate POMERANT and Alexander POMERANT. The family wishes to thank the staff at Casey House for the wonderful care Lesley received during her last months. A private service will be held. Visitation for Friends and family will take place on Tuesday, October 30th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (two stop lights west of Yonge Street). Donations in Lesley's name may be made to Casey House or to the World Wildlife Fund (Canada).

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POMEROY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-12 published
MALE, Ronald Allan
Peacefully on July 10, 2007 with his family by his side in his 75th year. Beloved husband to Barbara (GALLANT.) Loving father to Sandra POMEROY (Dave), Roy, Ronnie and Julie STOCKL (Rob). Loving granddad to Michael, Emily, Laura, Rebecca, Joely. Predeceased by his mother Jessie DRAGER (McCRAE) and his father Charles MALE. Nephew to Laurine MARTIN. Ron was a loyal and long time employee of Versa Food Services. At Ron's request cremation has already taken place. Ron's family will receive Friends and relatives at a Celebration of his Life at Upper James Chapel of Cresmount Funeral Home, 1020 Upper James Street, Hamilton on Friday from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to Doctors Without Borders would be appreciated. Cresmount “Upper James Chapel&rdquo

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POMPIES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-28 published
Passed away suddenly on Monday November 26th, 2007 in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Alice MIDDLETON . Loving father of Rachel SECORD (Pat,) Monique and step father of Alviera, Wayne, Floyd, Glen, Ivan, Bryan, David and Paul. Grandfather to 20 grandchildren. Great-grandfather to 12 great-grandchildren. Brother to Henny RIEDER (Jennie.) Visitation will be held at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Wednesday November 28th, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday November 29th at 2 p.m. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Sick Kids Hospital would be appreciated.

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