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ONTARIO - Various - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 137

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Elizabeth Shurly Dickson
May 7, 1920 - August 14, 2001

Funeral arrangements by Barthel Funeral Home Ltd.

Formerly of “Cedarbrook” in Blair, died peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, in her 82nd year.

Beloved daughter of the late Robert II. and Florence Dickson, and granddaughter of the late Wm. Dickson (Founder of Galt). Loving sister of Robert Dickson and his wife Eloise of Louisiana, Mary M. Gindl and Francis J. Willis, both of Victoria, BC. Shurly will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, god-children and friends.

At Shurly’s request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Shurly’s life will be held at Fairview Mennonite Auditorium, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Friday, August 17, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. As expression of sympathy, donations to the Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge, ON N3H SE4 would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge, 653-3251.

William (Bill) G. Hatton
September 9, 1931 - May 3, 2001

Funeral arrangements by Scotland Funeral Home

Ruth sadly announces that her partner Bill died May 3, 2001 at his home in Seeley's Bay, Ontario, and wishes to thank Bill for sharing with her his precious time on this earth. It was a great time. Thanks also to friends, neighbours and colleagues whom we knew and loved in Ottawa, Montreal, Pierrefonds, Port Hawkesbury, Port Elgin, Toronto, and finally to our "little piece of Heaven here on earth - Seeley's Bay".

Bill (W.G. Hatton)
husband, father, friend, chemist, golfer
Born September 9, 1931, Toronto
Married August 15, 1953, Ottawa.
Husband and love of Ruth Tripp, father of Gregory (Rebecca) of Guelph, Louise (Alan Findlay) of Brockville, Philip of Victoria. Grandfather of Grant and Carly Hatton, Calvin Findlay, Priya Hatton.
Brother of Robert (Marilyn) Ancaster.
A proud Canadian he was predeceased by his American mother Isobel Marsley and British father William J.J. Hatton.

Bill believed "never a negative thought" and "this too is another adventure in life".

Celebration of Life Party with his friend JC Paquin as MC was held September 12, 2000 attended by family and friends from across Canada. Enjoy the NOW and prepare. See you soon. His home is his 'work of art' and his career from being a research technician (the best dishwasher of test tubes and later, in collaboration with Dr. A.F. McKay, published many scientific papers) at Defense Research Chemical Laboratories to Executive Vice President of Atomic Energy of Canada (Chemical Company - heavy water) and Radiochemical Company (now Nordion and Theratronics companies in Kanata).

Funeral was held at Scotland Funeral Home, Elgin, Ontario May 7th, 2001. Eulogies by his son-in-law Alan Findlay, and friend JC Paquin. Inurnment at 11 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2001 at Arnprior, Albert St. Cemetery.

Thank you to all for your concern, love, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and Seeley's Bay Medical Center to help others in their time of need.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton
January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001

Funeral arrangements by Frank E. Campbell

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York and died suddenly as a result of tragic plane crash in the Bahamas on Saturday at the age of 22 years. Aaliyah’s career had barely begun to peak when she and eight others on board all perished when the twin-engine Cessna they were flying in went down shortly after take-off. Aaliyah was in the Bahamas filming a video for her next single from her latest album.

Aaliyah "Swahili for highest, most exalted one" began performing at a young age, and by the time she was eleven, she was singing on stage in Las Vegas for a five-night stand with Gladys Knight's troupe. From there, the dedicated singer would emerge from a non-stop vocal training regimen with a sound and vision completely her own.

She's true to style. Ever since defining the look and sound of street-but-sweet over two years ago, Aaliyah has personified originality with her enigmatic, smooth vocal delivery, sophisticated musical sensibilities, and a masterful sense of independence. The New York-born singer's 1994 debut album, "AGE AIN'T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER," went platinum and spawned a pair of gold singles: "Back & Forth" and "At Your Best (You Are Love)". She spent much of a whirlwind '94-'95 on the road, with tours that took her across Europe, Japan, and as far as South Africa.

The release of "ONE IN A MILLION," her second album (and her first for Atlantic), came just as Aaliyah began her senior year as a student at Detroit's Performing Arts High School. The then seventeen-year-old artist stepped out into "the new world of funk," delivering a fresh set of soulful romantic ballads and dope up-tempo tracks.

In 1999, she was nominated for a Grammy award for best female R&B performance for "Are You That Somebody"; she was nominated once again this year for "Try Again," the song from "Romeo Must Die," her first shot at the movies. The action film also starred Jet Li and was a surprise hit at the box-office, making her a much sought-after actress in Hollywood.

A statement released Sunday by the singer's publicist, PMK, said: "Aaliyah's family is devastated at the loss of their loving daughter and sister. Their hearts go out to those families who also lost their loved ones in this tragic accident." She is survived by her mother, father and brother.

Funeral Service to take place Friday, August 31, 2001 at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church.

Ernie Coombs (Mr. Dressup)
November 26, 1927 - September 18, 2001

Ernie Coombs, a fixture on CBC Television and known to generations of kids and parents as “Mr. Dressup” died at the age of 73 years today in a Toronto hospital following a stroke.

After nearly 30 years as Mr. Dressup, and many preceding years of entertaining children on stage and TV, Ernie Coombs maintained that he never tired of it. An American by birth, he first came to Canada in 1963 with Fred Rogers who was developing his Mister Rogers program at CBC. The next season, he appeared in the new Butternut Square program, which later evolved into Mr. Dressup.

In 1994, he was presented with The Academy of Canadian and Television's prestigious Earle Grey Award, honouring excellence in Canadian television. Generations throughout Canada grew to love Mr. Dressup and his puppets especially, Casey a mop-haired 41/2-year-old boy, and his dog Finnegan.

After Mr. Coombs' wife and long time friend died he decided to retired, but continued to visit and entertain children. When not touring or taping Mr. Dressup, made his home in the outskirts of Toronto where he enjoyed carpentry and tinkering with old cars. He stayed in Ontario even though he was American to be close to his friends and family. He decided to become a Canadian citizen in 1994. He is survived by three children, Christopher, Kenneth and Catherine Minott. His funeral will be a private family service, a public celebration of his life will be held at the Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. ET.

Coombs' family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations go to Save the Children Canada, 4141 Yonge Street, Ste. 300, Toronto, Ontario, M2P 2A8, or online at the children .ca

Garnet Edward (Ace) Bailey
June 13, 1948 - September 11, 2001

Garnet (Ace) Bailey, the director of pro scouting for the Los Angeles Kings, was on board one of two planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on Tuesday, the NHL club confirmed. Bailey was on his way to Los Angeles from his Boston-area home. The Kings were to open training camp Wednesday.

Bailey, a native of Lloydminster, Sask., was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175 along with Kings scout Mark Bavis, an American. The plane was hijacked by terrorists who crashed it into the building. He was the first known Canadian casualty of the terrorist attack.

Bailey, 53, was a former Edmonton Oilers player and scout who was once a linemate of Wayne Gretzky. "We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Ace Bailey," Gretzky said in a release. "Our hearts go out to his wife, Kathy, and his son, Todd. Ace may not have been the greatest hockey player to play in the NHL but he taught many players how to win championships and more importantly, he was a winner as a person. We will all miss him greatly."

Oilers general manager Kevin Lowe said he was devastated by the news. "Ace was one of the most popular guys in the NHL, and he was a friend to all of us, but he meant the most to Wayne. He was the one guy on that WHA team Wayne really embraced." Bailey played a part in Gretzky's development, basically adopting him in the one year they both spent in the WHA. "You will be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn't been touched by his incredible personality, and words simply can't express how we feel right now. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Ace's wife Kathy and his son Todd."

Bailey grew up in the Canadian prairies, and like the typical Canadian boy, dreamed of playing hockey. He lived his dream.

At 15, he began junior hockey with Bill Hunter's Edmonton Oil Kings in their Memorial Cup days from 1964-65 to 1966-67. "He was a beautiful skater” said Hunter. At 17 he was drafted by the Boston Bruins and ended his on-ice career with the Edmonton Oilers.

Bailey was entering his 32nd season in the NHL as a player or scout. He had seven Stanley Cup rings.

He won the Stanley Cup as a winger with the Boston Bruins in 1970 and 1972. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals. He finished his playing career in 1978-79 in the World Hockey Association with the Oilers. In an 11-year, 568-game career in the NHL, he scored 107 goals and 171 assists with 633 penalty minutes.

After one-year coaching stints in Houston and Wichita of the Central Hockey League, Bailey became a scout for Edmonton and helped the team to five Stanley Cups. After 13 years with the Oilers organization as a scout and coach, Bailey followed Gretzky’s move to Los Angeles. He was in his eighth year with the Kings.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine, and son, Todd, 22. Bailey is also survived by three sisters, Melissa Kay of Calgary, Alberta, Betty Weaver (Keith) of Lloydminster, Sask., and Sheila Young of England.

For more on the life and legacy of "Ace" Bailey please visit

Jozo (Joe) Rimac
November 27, 1938 - October 1, 2001

Funeral arrangements by Markey - Dermody Rosedale Chapel

Suddenly on Monday, October 1, 2001, at the age of 62. Loving husband of 36 years to Ljubica. Beloved father of Matija (Christopher) Mlinaric, Suzi Rimac, Krunoslav Rimac and predeceased by his son Mirko Rimac (1999). Survived by his dear daughter-in-law Lori Rimac. Cherished Dida of Stefani, Christina and Olivia Mlinaric, Josef and Maximir Rimac. Predeceased by his parents, Mirko and Matija Rimac and by his brother Ante Rimac. Dear brother of Stipe (Ruza) Rimac, Vatroslav (Andelka) Rimac, Marko (Luca) Rimac, Janja and the late (Niko) Kujunzija of Croatia. Also dear brother-in-law of Ivan (Milka) Peric of Hamilton, Jakic (Manda) Peric, Bosko (Iva) Peric, Kristina (Ivo) Lukac, Janja (Jakov) Dzaja, all of Croatia. Also will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends in Canada and Croatia.

Visiting at the MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth), on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Thursday at 8:15 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church on Friday, October 5, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations to Holy Cross Church would be appreciated.

Peter John William (Tramp) Kerr
September 17, 1949 - October 6, 2001

Funeral arrangements by South Side Memorial Chapel

On October 6, 2001, after a determined and courageous battle with cancer, Tramp passed away at the age of 52 years. Tramp will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by his mother Helen Dickie; by his dear siblings, Debbie (John Scapillato) Sunday, William Jr. (Pam Barnes) Kerr, Susan (Mark) Weiss, Peter, Carole (Carl Vallieres) Kerr, Kevin (Joyce Phaneuf), Nancy (Dwight) Garfat, also by his two very special nephews Shayne and Jonathon Sunday, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Tramp was predeceased by his father William Kerr, his sister Frances, and by his brother Michael.

Memorial Gatherings will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at South Side Memorial Chapel (8310-104 Street) from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and again from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

If friends so desire, memorial donations in memory of Tramp may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Alberta Chapter, Suite 312, 223 – 12th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Ab., T2R 0G9. South Side Memorial Chapel, Patterson, Mittelstadt & Justik. 432-1601.

Lloyd Freeman Elford
October 9, 2001

Funeral arrangements by Scott Funeral Home (Mississauga Chapel)

Peacefully after a lengthy illness on October 9, 2001 at Crittenton Hospital, Rochester Hills, Michigan in his 85th year. Lloyd, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth.

Loving father of Jacqueline and her husband John Splitt and Keith and his wife Marisa Reggimenti. Dear grandfather of Loree Henry, Robert Splitt and Travis Splitt. Loved great-grandfather of Clayton, Breen and Teagan. A special thank-you to Ida Crosley for her care and compassion.

Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, Mississauga Chapel, 420 Dundas Street East, Mississauga (West of Cawthra Road, 905-272-4040) On Saturday October 20 at 10 am for a Service of Remembrance to follow at 11 am.

In Lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Luciano Franco Jr.
May 19, 1975 - November 24, 2001

In loving memory of our dear friend who passed away Saturday November 24, 2001. Have you seen yet what the impact of your absence in our lives has caused? You are the first of the 10 to experience the everlasting Utopia in heaven as we know it. To join you would be a wonderful dream, a dream shared by your loving family, which we hold close to our hearts and by your friends, you're true friends. We shall join you eventually, and when we enter the golden gates of heaven, you will be there to welcome us with open arms and with that warm inviting smile that we'll miss so much, and then we will be united once again. But for now, we shall spend our time here on earth savoring the very essence of life. We may have been separated by death, but our hearts and souls will stay intertwined and not even your passing ahead can weaken our bond. We shall be as one in each other FOREVER!!

We love you Luch. Love always from: Chris, Rob, Angelo, Natalie, Alexis, Indy, Moran, Anthony, Juliano and most importantly, to your sister Tanya who we will always take care of for you.

Clifford V. Fleury
March 6, 1910 - March 6, 2002

Funeral arrangements by Scott Funeral Home (Brampton Chapel)

(Past Grand Lodge Officer and Past Master Victoria Lodge #474 A.F. & A.M.)

Peacefully after suffering a stroke, on Wednesday March 6, 2002 in Brampton, Ontario at the age of 92. Predeceased by his wife Catherine in 1977. Beloved father of Bob and his wife Helen, Frank and his wife Donna, and John and his wife Linda. Loving grandfather of Cathy (Marty), Denton (Rhonda), Marie (Scott), Michael (Tracey), Mark (Teresa), Krista (Paul), Todd (Jackie), Tracy (Keith), Blake (Lisa), Brad (Stephanie). He will be dearly missed by his 21 great grandchildren, his great great grandchild, all of his other relatives and friends.

Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main Street N, (Hwy 10), Brampton (905-451-1100) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Clifford's life will be held in the Chapel on Sunday March 10, 2002 at 2 p.m. Cremation. If desired donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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