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Family devastated by father’s death Police arrest suspect on bail for impaired driving at time of crash BY JOE FANTAUZZI
Georgina’s James Kerswill retired a few years ago after working 36 years for Bell Canada. His garden was the envy of his neighbours. There wasn’t a mechanical device he wasn’t willing to try to fix. And he loved his motorcycle — a joy he found only after he retired. Mr. Kerswill died Tuesday when a blue pickup truck collided with a motorcycle in Egypt, just south of Sutton. He was 56. Andrew King, 54, of Georgina, was arrested at the scene and is alleged by York Regional Police to be the driver of the pick-up truck. He is charged with eight offences including impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, criminal negligence causing death, failing to comply with court conditions and driving while disqualified. Mr. King was out on bail for See FATHER, page 8.
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Zabrina Kerr picks up her citizenship certificate during a ceremony at York Region headquarters Thursday.
New citizens celebrate first Canada Day By Teresa Latchford
Supatra Lasongyang and Natapan Tupkwa have lived in the country for five and 10 years, respectively, but today is their first Canada Day as citizens. The two Newmarket residents, who are from Thailand, joined 24 others in the York Region administration building great hall Thursday to repeat the oath, receive certificates and participate in a ceremony that make them official Canadians. With miniature Canada flags in hand, Ms Lasongyang and her partner deemed it one of the happiest days of their lives.
“I don’t know what else to say but that I’m very happy to be here,” she said. “Today is different than yesterday for us. Today we can start a new life.” The duo will, today, head to Fairy Lake Park to take in the annual Kanata celebrations, including the fireworks, a first for both. “We feel more safe in Canada,” Ms Lasongyang said. “Here, we can do things we couldn’t in Thailand. Here, we can live and love freely.”
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Slain officer honoured on death anniversary Regional council could grow By Joe Fantauzzi
‘You can see, there’s no question, they are are still struggling with his loss.’
York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe was at a police conference in Huntsville when he received a 5 a.m. call a year ago Thursday. It spoke of news no police chief wants to receive. Const. Garrett Styles, 32, a seven-year veteran, had been pinned by a van on Hwy. 48 near Herald Road in East Gwillimbury. “I picked up and left that conference,” he said. “Everyone knew.” The officer was pronounced dead at Southlake Regional Health Centre. A year later, memorials have been held. Tears shed. Chief Jolliffe said he often sees Const. Styles’ wife, Melissa, and the couple’s children, Meredith and Nolan. “You can see, there’s no question, they are are still struggling with his loss,” Chief Jolliffe said. A charity ride in the officer’s name was held last weekend. So was a baseball tournament named for another fallen officer, Det.Const. Robert Plunkett, that also paid tribute to Const. Styles and Supt. Mark Grant, who died in a car crash last year. “For the police service, these are very, very painful events,” Chief Jolliffe said. “They’re events that, quite frankly linger on for years.”
GARRETT STYLES: The York Regional Police officer was killed in the line of duty June 28, 2011 The force plans to observe two minutes of silence today to mark the loss of Const. Styles. Meanwhile, the criminal case of the 16-year-old male youth accused of first-degree murder in the officer’s death continues to wind its way through the courts. The young man, who cannot be identified, was partially paralysed in the collision that killed Const. Styles. Const. Styles joined York Regional Police as a cadet-in-training in 2003 and became a constable in May 2004. He worked uniform
patrol in Richmond Hill before moving north, where he patrolled Newmarket, Aurora and East Gwillimbury. “He worked with lots of people in the organization,” Chief Jolliffe said. With Mrs. Styles being a civilian employee with York police, there was a “huge interconnection to the police service”, Chief Jolliffe said. “Lots of people knew them personally,” he said. York police is always looking for officers who want to serve their community and Const. Styles lived that to his last words the day he died, the chief noted. Before he died, the officer expressed concern for the passengers in the van that lay on top of him. And as Const. Styles’ family no doubt grieves again today, so does York police. “We will forge on as we do,” Chief Jolliffe said. “And continue to think of Garrett and his actions.”
by 5 for 2014 municipal vote By Chris Traber
York Region’s 21-member council could grow by five by December 2014, an expansion endorsed by mayors. A notice of motion by Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Wayne Emmerson at Thursday’s council would provide increased and equitable representation as our region’s population grows exponentially, members heard. The motion, deferred until council reconvenes in September, asks the region to request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing enact a regulation that would authorize it to add five members — one from each of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, King, WhitchurchStouffville and Vaughan. The change in the council size would be in place for the 2014 election. It’s time for the region’s six northern municipalities and southern three to have enhanced representation, Mr. Emmerson said. “It’s time to stand up to the plate because regional council is where the rubber meets the road,” he said promoting his submission.
4Go to yorkregion.com to read the full story. Mayors have worked on the initiative collectively, East Gwillimbury Mayor Virginia Hackson said. Having an additional representative would benefit council and her flourishing municipality and constituents, she said. “Ours is one of the fastest growing jurisdictions,” Ms Hackson said. “Our population will quadruple to 100,000 in 20 years. Having a second person to attend meetings, committees in particular, for debate and decisions would be ideal. This would strengthen council. It’s important to have shared representation. “I hope it’s obtainable. Today is the first of many steps.” Aurora mayor Geoffrey Dawe, who seconded the motion, said he and previous mayors have discussed an expanded council roster for years, adding it was part of his election campaign. In jurisdictions where the mayor is the sole council member and is not able to attend a meeting, there is no representation, he said.
n the cycle of life, Dave Tomkinson gently punctuates the end. Self described as a cemetery memorialist, the 50-year old is a master grave stone craftsman and owner of Luesby’s Memorial Company, a Newmarket business established in 1865. Mr. Tomkinson exudes a measured meld of patience, seriousness, droll anecdotes and erudite knowledge of his business and old school craft. It’s a prerequisite when mourning families arrive. His career genesis, he said, was working summers for his father, Reg, who bought the shop in 1975 from Jack Luesby. “I’d carry tools and help settle monuments and sandblast,” he said. “I was just a little boy, but I did it.” Along the way, he learned the trade and became certified in monument restoration. In 1989, he and his wife, Lori, took over as owners. Mr. Tomkinson and a crew of six work in the original, albeit expanded and rehabilitated, structure, a popular stop on the Open Doors historic site tour. There, beyond the showroom displaying varying headstone and memorial styles and sizes, stoic, strong men wrestle granite, some pieces a half ton, in preparation for delicate etching. Some of these same stone movers are artisans, painstakingly preparing the deceased’s name, dates of birth and demise, familial relationship, epitaphs and any requested ornamentation in blueprint form. Once the design is approved by the client, it is transferred to a heavy rubber stencil that is placed on the monument surface. Moved to a closed room, the artisans, behind a glass wall, etch into the stone by sandblast carving. Abrasive particles are blown by air pressure against the monument and cut away the granite or marble not protected by the rubber. In some cases, designs are drawn directly onto the stone and etched with hand tools. While it is said the funeral home business is recession proof, monument makers seem to be on the residual stream. The shop is perpetually busy. Rows of granite and marble stones wait in the
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Dave Tomkinson, owner of Luesby Memorial Co., uses a tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge to carve a gravestone. shop’s yard. Luesby services all cemeteries in York Region and surrounding areas. A full service company, it makes monuments and all arrangements for location, foundation placement, delivery and installation. The chairperson of the Uxbridge Cemetery and vicechairperson of the Newmarket Cemetery reveres the needs of his clients and the monuments he helps them select. The tombstones are more than grave markers, he said. They remain as silent sentries, an expression of loving remembrance and a historical statement of a life that was known and loved. Markers are also welcomed by today’s genealogists and eagerly sought out by those keen to trace family histories There are three basic categories of client requirements, Mr. Tomkinson said. Choosing a monument for someone who has died is called an at-need purchase. When you decide to choose your own monument now, as part of an overall estate plan, it’s a pre-need purchase. The third is youth. He is never immune from sharing clients’ emotion. “When it’s for young people, yes, you’re impacted,” he said. “It
affects you because you have children of your own. If it didn’t, it’s time to get out.” Designs and epitaphs, either by the deceased or their loved ones, range from poignant and sincere to eccentric and quirky. The family of a young man requested a tribute to his love of Star Trek. The firm designed and crafted a monument with an iconic triquarter device theme. “Keep Smiling,” was the simple epitaph for another youth. Prior to his death, a local man requested a parting message: “Those who loved me, loved me well. Those who didn’t can go to ....” Mr. Tomkinson chuckles, recalling how the cemetery board balked and finally rescinded. “All cemeteries here monitor against offensive messages to ensure dignity and decorum,” he said. “Since the last word was left out, they allowed it.” Most monuments are durable granite and are sourced nationally and globally. Norwegian blue pearl granite represents about 15 per cent of grave stones. Pioneer markers were primarily marble or limestone and, such as wood, were easy to work with, but were
soft and didn’t weather well. Subject to size, upright monuments begin at $2,200 with an average all-inclusive cost in the $4,500 range. The priciest monument he crafted was $70,000, he said, refusing to disclose its location. An intricate feathered bird sculpture on the seven-foot-tall stone cost $15,000 alone. The company replaces monuments with imperfections or fractures, he said. Clients are required to sign off on the final design and wording. The dreaded typo can, however, create concern and costs. One woman approved her loved one’s epitaph and it was placed. A family member noted the dates were incorrect. The edit cost the client $1,800. Proud of each monument, Mr. Tomkinson has a special place for the one he quietly and anonymously placed in memory of fallen York Region Police Const. Garrett Styles who died on duty one year ago. It stands as a pubic and personal tribute at Hwy. 48 and Herald Road, where the young officer died. From order to delivery, the normal time line is 10 to 12 weeks, he said.
The gravestone, in its most literal form, has been around for thousands of years. There is evidence of Neanderthal man having been buried in pits. Over the centuries, this developed into the practice of placing bodies in the ground and covering them with stone in order to protect the deceased from wild animals. This practice lasted for many years and people continued to place stones on top of the grave, as the superstitious believed this would prevent the dead from rising. Gravestones are largely synonymous with headstones, tombstones or gravemarkers, although they have also been referred to as memorial markers, companion headstones, double deep markers and headstone for two. Eventually, the concept of the cemetery evolved. At first these were simple graves dotted near the family home and rough stone or wooden markers were used, showing only the person’s name, age and year of their death.
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Ontario teachers face strike vote this summer Contract expires Aug. 31 By Kim Zarzour
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaks to students at Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary School in Aurora in this file photograh. Teacher unions are locked in a battle with the province after the Liberals announced education cuts. High school teachers could hold a strike vote between Aug. 28 and Sept. 7.
Ontario teachers left their classrooms this week facing a strike vote at the end of their summer break. Provincewide votes are set for between Aug. 28 and Sept. 7 by high school teachers. Other teacher unions have yet to announce their specific dates but are expected to vote in the fall, according to Laurie Foote, spokesperson for Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF). In a video address released today, OSSTF president Ken Coran asked all teachers to “stand united” and vote in favour of a strike. Teacher contracts expire Aug. 31. Wishing his members a happy, relaxed summer with “the respite that we all deserve”, Mr. Coran advised them to return to chal-
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lenges ahead “united, together and strong. “We have a very strategic, coordinated bargaining strategy,” he said. “It is imperative that our members vote yes in favour of a strike. Our successes in the past and our successes in the future are always very much tied to the support and strength our members have.” Elementary teachers recently voted 93 per cent in favour of a one-day political protest. Officials from York Region’s District 16 of the secondary school union was not available for comment, but the local unit has been gaining praise on Twitter and YouTube for its commercial depicting Premier Dalton McGuinty asking teachers to shoulder the blame for his government’s mistakes. The teachers are unhappy that McGuinty has asked them to accept a “real two-year wage freeze” and cuts to benefits as part of austerity members. He has said that he aims for a contract with all public and Catholic teachers before Sept. 1. There are, however, rumours of a secret deal between the Catholic teachers and the province, something Mr. Coran said, in his video
address, would be detrimental to his union members. “We have been told by the government that if any affiliate or any union in the education sector were to reach a deal with the government, it is quite likely those details could then become part of any bargaining process the other affiliates will have to deal with. “We have to be aware that it is a likelihood that a deal may be reached by one of those affiliates. It is also likely that deal, if not dealt with through regular bargaining routes, could be instilled in government regulation and part of the bargaining process at the local level.” There are worries, among some teachers, that the Catholic teachers are viewed by Mr. McGuinty as a weak link, that he is using uncertainty over separate school funding in a divide-and-conquer strategy. Kevin O’Dwyer, president of Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association representing 43,000 members, insisted in a statement this week that’s not true. “At this point in time, OECTA continues to engage in discussions with the government and trustee representatives, but no agreement has been reached.”
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Taking it to the Streets Canada Day Festival, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Georgina. There will be face painting, balloons and a community barbecue. There will also be celebrations at the Recreational Outdoor Campus and Georgina Pioneer Village from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit georgina.ca Community barbecue, 7 p.m. and Canada birthday cake at 8 p.m. at Tyrwhitt Park, Kettleby. Visit king.ca Canada Day Celebrations, 3 p.m. to midnight at Milne Dam Conservation Park in Markham. Enjoy day of free children’s activities and live music featuring Christopher Dallo. The annual parade starts at 4 p.m. and travels along McCowan Road and Hwy. 7 to the park. Visit markham.ca Kanata Celebration, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fairy Lake. Newmarket Car Club hosts the annual pancake breakfast for a nominal fee, 8 a.m. to noon at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall. Afterward, head over to Fairy Lake for a day of festivities, including inflatable bouncies, extreme bike demonstrations and live entertainment. The Newmarket Citizens Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., prior to the fireworks show, at George Richardson Park. Visit newmarket.ca Canada Day midway festival, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Richmond Green Park and Sports Complex in Richmond Hill. Bring non-perishable food items to support the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank. You can also bring unwanted electronics to the e-waste recycling booth. There will be a children’s village, teen zone, petting zoo, Bavarian garden, multicultural food pavilion and a local art exhibit and home show. Visit richmondhill.ca Canada Day concert, 3 to 8 p.m. at Mackenzie Glen District Park in Vaughan. Concert lineup includes local artists Bridge 6, Talk and Tamika Soul, Canadian R&B artists JRDN and Canadian Hall of Famers and 80s rock band Platinum Blonde. Visit city.vaughan.on.ca
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MPs should represent voters, not party heavyweights Re: MP Brown sending mixed message, letter to the editor by T. Warney, June 24. I must congratulate T. Warney for an accurate assessment of MP Lois Brown’s recent letter to her constituents, but we must also understand Ms Brown’s situation and feel some sympathy for her. As a Conservative MP, Ms Brown must not vary from the party line. If she does, she will be disciplined immediately by losing any chance of promotion within the government or perhaps have her seat moved so she cannot be seen during question period. Like all the other Conservative backbenchers, she must sit and nod whenever Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks or one of the party heavyweights repeats lines given to them from the PM’s Office. If the Opposition criticizes the Conservatives, she must jeer or laugh
or hoot or holler because that is the approach demanded by her party bosses. Perhaps it is time we, as voters, no matter our political allegiance, insist that each candidate for office sign a pledge that they would represent the majority of constituents in their riding and vote in that manner and not allow the party to use them as the pawns they have become. Until we insist our representatives in Ottawa have such autonomy, the majority of citizens in many ridings will not have proper representation a great deal of the time and our votes will continue to be meaningless.
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Dots connect from Ontario to Brazil O ntario’s endangered wildlife dodged a bullet (and a bulldozer) recently, when the provincial government reversed its decision to gut the worldclass Endangered Species Act with a raft of amendments stuffed into a controversial omnibus budget bill. Legal experts, former politicians and environmentalists, including me, expressed concern about Bill 55’s damaging revisions to several environmental laws in the province, most notably the Endangered Species Act. The changes would have undermined public management of cherished forests, lakes and rivers, as well as protection of some of the most vulnerable species in Canada. Many of those plants and animals are clinging to survival, including woodland caribou, American ginseng, shortnose cisco fish, piping plovers and wood turtles. More than 50 labour, health and environmental groups submitted a joint letter to the government in defence of the Endangered Species Act. They were joined by thousands of Ontario residents who wrote to Premier Dalton McGuinty, urging him to change his mind. Thankfully, he listened.
David Suzuki At the 11th hour, government members on the standing committee on finance and economic affairs voted to remove amendments from Bill 55 that would have eviscerated the act. While Ontario’s environmental laws remain vulnerable to politics, I’m relieved legislators were able to come together to maintain strong legal protection for the diversity of nature and life that provides us with immeasurable benefits. With their vote of confidence for the act, politicians in Ontario helped sustain one of the few outcomes of an important global environmental agreement, the convention on biological diversity. Its 20th anniversary was celebrat-
ed in June at Rio+20, more formally known as the United Nations conference on sustainable development, a major international gathering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two decades ago, the convention on biological diversity, along with two other important international agreements (the UN framework convention on climate change and agenda 21, which eventually spawned the UN convention to combat decertification), were signed by more than 170 nations at the first conference on sustainable development in Rio in May 1992. Commonly referred to as the Earth Summit, the first Rio conference attempted to establish a strong global mandate for collective action to safeguard the Earth’s biodiversity and climate. Though the agreements signed in 1992 lacked any real teeth, they established international processes for monitoring biodiversity decline, creating new parks and protected areas, and catalyzing domestic policy developments, including the adoption of laws for protection and recovery of species threatened with extinction. Canada was the first industrialized nation to ratify the convention on biolog-
ical diversity. Soon after, the federal government entered into an agreement with the provinces called the national accord for the protection of species at risk. Thanks to the accord, all of Canada’s provinces and territories — except for Alberta and British Columbia — have enacted or overhauled wildlife legislation to protect species at risk within their borders. Losing the Endangered Species Act in Ontario while world leaders met again to try to save the biosphere would have set a horrible precedent for global protection of biodiversity and would have solidified Canada’s growing reputation as an international laggard. There’s a lesson from the successful fight to save environmental laws in Ontario: the public must remain vigilant and continue to compel our politicians to act if we are to have any hope of stemming the biodiversity crisis here at home and across the planet. Legal protection of wildlife and its vulnerable habitat has never been more critical.
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an earlier impaired driving charge when the fatal crash occurred. He was arrested for impaired driving June 7 and released the next day and ordered to not consume alcohol, York police confirmed. The charge of failing to comply with a court order Mr. King relates to breaching that order. Mr. Kerswill was just starting to enjoy his retirement, his daughter, Cheryl, said. Her dad was helping her with her new house. “He was one of the most selfless men I ever knew and those were the values he instilled in us,” she said. Looking forward to several projects in his retirement, Mr. Kerswill put some of them aside while enjoying travelling, family members said. Mr. Kerswill was proud to get his motorcycle licence, his son, Mike, said. He was known to ride the bike everywhere he could — Algonquin Park, Wasaga Beach, Niagara Region and elsewhere, family members said. But Mike also remembered how his father would ride up quietly to the house out of courtesy. “He didn’t want to bother anybody,” he said. Ultimately, Mr. Kerswill’s family remembers a man with a positive outlook and good sense humour. “We feel so helpless right now,” Mike’s
James Kerswill wife, Claire, said. Emergency crews were called to Park Road and Smith Boulevard in the community of Egypt, at about 4:50 p.m. Crash investigators believe the motorcycle was travelling south on Park and had entered the intersection when it was struck by the pickup, the driver of which was making a left turn onto Smith. Park is not controlled north and southbound by stop signs at the intersection. A 42-year-old woman, who was a passenger on the bike, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Mr. King appeared briefly at the Newmarket courthouse Friday. Clad in black jeans and a blue, red and neon green striped shirt, Mr. King stood in the prisoner’s dock while several members of Mr. Kerswill’s family and other residents of his community watched, some weeping, others sobbing. Mr. King was ordered held in custody during the long weekend.
The event also celebrated the work of York Region’s local immigration partnership and its strategy leading up to 2015 to ensure immigrants are successful and create inclusive communities.
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The fresh new faces were perfectly cast with the talented Mr. Garfield (The Social Network) delivering a far superior Peter Parker than his predecessor, Tobey Maguire. Matching his excellence in performance is Emma Stone (Easy A), whose subtle character nuances are not something you can teach at drama school. Director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) nailed the character development. Where his direction and the script from a trio of writers falls short is in the development of the villain. Had Dr. Connors/The Lizard’s journey been further elaborated upon, he would have been seen as more than your run of the mill mutant monster. The special effects are fantastic in every aspect except for the CGI rendering of The Lizard, who looked out of place when compared to more accurately rendered characters such as The Hulk in The Avengers. In the end, the solid story and depth left me hungry for a sequel. Bottom Line: This is Peter Parker as he should be. Definitely venture out to watch this in IMAX 3D Wednesday.
The Amazing Spider-Man Grade: B+ IMAX: Yes 3D: Yes How many of you are wondering why Spider-man is being rebooted only five years after the absolute garbage that was SpiderMan 3. Well, if the latter half of your question doesn’t give you a hint, here’s the answer you’re looking for: In order for Sony to hold the rights to the web-slinging franchise, they had to make a movie within a certain number of years and time was running out. Fortunately for us, The Amazing SpiderMan successfully reboots the dying franchise and fixes all of the character errors running rampant in the original trilogy. In this reboot, high school genius Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) struggles with the loss of those closest to him and deals with his newfound arachnoid powers. Correcting Sam Raimi’s production faults of the past was a high priority in this reimagining.
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Ever wonder with whom you are tweeting? Here is your chance to meet other Newmarket tweeps. The York Region Small Business Club is hosting a Tweet Up Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Mr. Greek Mediterranean Bar and Grill, 17725 Yonge St., Newmarket. While Twitter has helped forge conversation about local hashtags and topics, there is still a need to meet face-to-face, club founder and event organizer Sandra Eamor said. “Twitter does help build connections,” she said. “We want to help build relationships. If someone is tweeting at you from down the street, it is great to put a face to a name.”
At the Tweet Up, you can meet, mingle and network with other tweeps. There will also be a presentation on how to use Twitter and hashtags effectively, send tweets and going over some common definitions and short forms. “Twitter is an amazing new age way to meet people,” Ms Eamor said. “Once you get it, it is an easy way to meet and talk to people in everyday life. And the more you meet, the more people can help you in life.” Ms Eamor founded the club about a year ago and it all started with a single tweet. A club formed of tweeps with similar hashtag interests. You are encouraged to bring smartphones and tablets to the event. To register and for more information, visit yrsbiz.ca
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Hockey Night in Seoul? Some day, maybe. For now, the Seoul Tiger Sharks are a youth hockey team based in Aurora for 18 days as they sweat it out on the ice learning some of the finer points of a sport that is far down on the list of popular activities on the South Korea sports spectrum. That said, a surge of popularity for the great Canadian game in their country has fuelled interest to the point where moving to Canada for hockey is becoming an option for some families. Dan Bochner of Universal Hockey is overseeing the hockey end of the South Korean junket that includes girls and boys on the team, which will face off Wednesday and Friday against a combined East Gwillimbury Eagle atom and minor peewee rep team. The matches are at the Sports Complex in Sharon at 6 p.m. The two games in Sharon are part of an 18-day training trip for the South Koreans that includes twice daily workouts for the Tiger Sharks, a team of players with birth dates ranging from 2001 to 2003. So far, they have played four games in a tournament at York University. An agenda filled with activities such as a trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame and Niagara Falls and a day spent on a farm help round out the Canadian experience. “In the last four or five years, there has been a huge Asian move to Canada for hockey players,” said Bochner, 27, who played four seasons in Finland, France, Serbia and Russia. “Hockey is becoming very big in Asia. They are building a level of comfort and coming here
now for tournaments and to experience the Canadian way. They’re not bad.” After her sons experienced the Roger Neilson Hockey Camp, Jinny Seo moved to Toronto last August to help her sons, William and Alexander, chase their hockey dreams. William is part of the Tiger Sharks about to hit the ice for its afternoon session on a hot, steamy late June afternoon. He plays for the Markham Majors in the GTHL. Older brother Alex will play next season for the Toronto Red Wings. “The Tiger Sharks have very good coaches,” said Seo, with a nod to co-coaches Steve Kim and Jun Soo Park. “We decided to move here to learn more hockey.” The same goes for this group of hockey-smitten Koreans. “The Tiger Sharks want to learn the Canadian hockey style,” said Kim, who has been with the team since its inception in 2004, as Seo translates. “This is the first time to come here. Our team has good relations with Japan and China so we want to make a better relationship with Canada.” The hope is to make the trek an annual affair. South Korea has two teams playing in a pro league along with four franchises from Japan and one in China. “In Korea, some people play hockey,” said Soo Park, a former goalie for the junior national team, through Seo. “It is not like Canada where everybody plays hockey.” Eagles coach Frank Kuznik says his team is anxious to face off against their Korean counterparts. “We don’t know what we’re getting,” Kuznik said. Admission is free for both games.
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Seoul Tiger Sharks goalie Eric Kim tightens his hockey gear as Justin Kim (background) tightens his skates before a practice at the Stronach Hockey Complex in Aurora Thursday. The South Korean team is on an 18-day tour of Canada as players learn the game from a Canadian perspective.
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LICENSED PLUMBERS Well established plumbing company in the Newmarket area requires licensed plumbers with a minimum of 10 years experience in commercial plumbing service. Backflow license is an asset. We offer competitive wages and a benefit plan. Must be able to work independently and as a team player. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrie/ Newmarket/ Bradford dental office looking for a full time
RECEPTIONIST Dental exp. a must. Fax or email resume to: 905-898-2944 bbashi@ yahoo.com
BETZ POOLS LTD. requires an
Experienced POOL TECHNICIAN Send resume to: Ted Bennett:
CABINET MAKER Minimum 20 years experience for a busy custom millwork shop. Resumes can be sent to email@example.com
Experienced & Licensed AUTO TECH. & LUBE TECH. Call 905-775-3422 or email resume firstname.lastname@example.org Ofﬁce/ Administration
F/T Dental Receptionist with dental exp. Some evenings & Saturdays apply. Aurora & Newmarket. Email resume: dentalreception2 @hotmail.com
FULL TIME DENTAL RECEPTIONIST Fluent in English, min. 2 yrs exp. Logitech, CDA preferred. Email resume to farrahj@ rogers.com Health Care/ Medical
EXP. SENIOR BOOKKEEPER required immediately for real estate land company. Must be proficient in Quickbooks, Excel & Word. Meeting deadlines is crucial. Must be fluent in English, written & spoken. Must be able to prepare year end files for external accountants in a multicompany environment. Vehicle necessary. Non-smoking offices. Email detailed resume & salary expectations to: email@example.com and quote Job Position 12-6 Only suitable candidates will be contacted.
ULTRASOUND SONOGRAPHER required full time to work in our Newmarket clinic. 2yrs. Canadian experience req'd. P/T positions also available. Email resume: info@xray associates.org or fax 289.553.5042
Cottages for Sale MUSKOKA COTTAGES. 2 & 3 Bedroom Waterfront Cottages. Sole Ownership From $70K. Limited Lots Available. 1-877-248-0768
Apartments for Rent HOLLAND LANDINGLarge 1 bedroom ground floor, country setting, parking, No pets. References. Immediate. $800.+ heat. 905-251-6846
Apartments for Rent
PART TIME EVENING CLEANERS Hours: 8:45pm-1am (Yonge/Mulock). Supplement your income. Must be a team player. Call 905-985-0382 Serious inquires only.
Small graphic office in Aurora looking for help. Photoshop an asset. Fax resume to: 905-841-1751 or email: bobwspoon@ aol.com
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SALES
Experienced Office Assistance Required for medium sized firm in the Newmarket area. Computer skills required with accounting programs and be proficient in Microsoft Office. Written and spoken English a necessity. Must be able to work independently and in a team environment. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Restaurants/ Hospitality
AQUA GRILL requires full and part-time LINE COOK with 2 yrs. dining exp. ALSO, part-time SERVER required Please call 905-751-0778 or come in with resume to 15150 Yonge St., Aurora Teaching Opportunities Newmarket School
• RECE • Assistants • Lunch Monitor • Infant/ Toddler Montessori Directress • Casa Directress Email resumes: email@example.com or fax: 905-953-8218
GRASS CUTTING FOREMAN (M/F) Responsible, punctual, hold G License, must provide a clean abstract. Experience backing up trailers. Min. 2 yr. grass cutting experience. To start immediately. Fax resume to: 905-649-1415 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSMISSION REBUILDER Experienced. Top wages. Keswick location. Apply in person/ fax/call resume: Dale's Transmission Fax: 905-476-2750 Tel: 905-476-4563
has 2 immediate openings for:
With experience in flatbed, reefer, and van. Long haul cross border. Experience preferred.
required for weekend position. Call Randy 905-722-0019 www.newmarketequipment.com
Superintendent Couple for excellent senior style 63 ste bldg. in Barrie Handyman skills with knowledge of simple electrical & plumbing repairs. 2-BR apartment, all amenities + salary. Suit (semi) retired couple. Send complete CV for both husband & wife to email@example.com or fax to 705-739-8816 Magna Golf Club has a few openings for Full-time Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Staff. All applicants MUST be able to work through the Fall. Please fax resumes to: (905) 713-2958 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
$$ INDEPENDENT CARRIER CONTRACTORS $$ to deliver Canada's largest newspaper door to door, early mornings, 7 days/week on established routes in Newmarket & Aurora. Must have reliable vehicle. Excellent delivery credit earned.
• Working out of the Richmond Hill Office you will sell our products with a Sales Team of Direct and Independent Reps in a 10 state area located in the US. • Selling directly to Distributors, Contractors, Architects, Engineers and Equipment Planners to prospect, qualify and close sales opportunities • Growing market share from an existing base of clients and expanding into new accounts • Traveling to the U.S. 1-2 times a month
Qualifications: • Experience with dealing with Distribution and Contractors is an asset • Minimum of 2 years business to business sales experience • Exceptional communication, written and presentation skills • Professional Sales training preferred (i.e. Xerox, PSS) • Proven track record of prospecting, qualifying and closing sales • Large capital equipment experience is an asset. • College or University education is preferred • Must be able to travel and drive in the U.S.
Compensation: Salary + Commission + Car Allowance + Expenses + Benefits Please respond to this ad via email your resume attached to email@example.com. For more information, check us out online at www.amico.com.
CUSTOM HOME SALES Quality Engineered Homes Ltd. is a leader in custom home building throughout Southern Ontario. This is your chance for an attractive benefit plan, high-level commission income and the opportunity to join a rapidly growing and highly successful company. We are currently seeking a sales and design professional with strong construction knowledge and a proven track record for our model home and décor centres. If you are a self-motivated team player possessing superior communication skills and a keen eye for detail delivered with a great attitude, please apply. Only selected candidates will be contacted. Please email resume to: Quality Engineered Homes Ltd. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.qualityhomes.ca
on Horse Farm for mucking and turnout 905-642-4888 Career Development MAKE A Difference! Get the career training you need to become an Addictions and Community Services Worker at Everest College Call Now! 1-866-424-8742 www.EverestCanHelp.ca Newmarket (In the Tannery Mall) Career services assistance available to graduates. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Day and evening classes available.
Drivers TRUCK DRIVER for Packpro Systems Inc in Stouffville. GTA deliveries. Position includes loading and unloading, maintaining the paperwork accompanying the shipment, representing our company in a professional manner & abiding by all driving laws. Send resume to: email@example.com
Don't forget your online presence. Remember to include your web address.
AURORA- Bright spacious 1 bedroom basement. All appliances. Shared laundry. Parking. Non-smoking/ pets.. Suits single/ couple. $950 inclusive. Steven (905)505-6967 AURORA- DOWNTOWN Yonge upper bright 1 bedroom with heat, appliances, no smoking, no pets, no parking. Immediate. $1050+ hydro. 416-605-7457
NEWMARKETFURNISHED room. Quiet. Laundry, parking, internet, cable, pool. Suits female student/ mature woman. Non-smoker/ pets. $525. Available mid-July. 905-251-3239
NEWMARKET- 1 bedroom, bright, spacious, private entrance. Parking, non-smoking. Laundry hook-up. From $825+ utilities. July 1st. 905-778-8228, AURORA TOWERS- 90 416-751-3368 Temperance. 1 bedroom. Small building. $1000. in- NEWMARKET- 1 bedclusive. Parking extra. Au- room, ground level (towngust or September 1st. No house), parking. $900+ hydro. Nice neighbourdogs. 647-321-5930 hood. No smoking. No AURORA- YONGE/ Or- pets. Available immediatechard Heights. Renovated ly. 647-242-6650 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1100sq.ft. split (2/3 main NEWMARKET- 1 bedlevel), appliances, 1 park- room, bright walk-out ing, $1200 inclusive. basement. Livingroom, diningroom, separate en905-717-5793 trance, 4 appliances, BALDWIN MOTEL- separate laundry, private Efficiency units, starting at backyard, 2 parking. weekly $200 or monthly $875+. (416)721-6001. $700. (905)722-9066 NEWMARKET- 1 bedBRADFORD- 1 bedroom, room, bright walkout, large bright, spacious, private windows, basement, sepentrance. C/A, walk-up, 2 arate entrance., facing garparking, non-smoking./ den, new appliances, nondogs. From $750+ utilities. smoking/ pets. $895 incluImmediate 416-751-3368, sive. 905-898-6122/ 905-778-8228 416-836-9475 BRADFORD- 1300SQ.FT. 3 bedroom, $1500 all inclusive, no pets, no smoking, July 1st. 416-419-2469
NEWMARKET- 2 bedroom main level. Parking for one vehicle. Quiet building. 1st/ last. $950 inclusive. Nonsmoking/ pets. July 1st. BRADFORDAPART- 905-836-6288 MENTS in building, 1 & 2 bedrooms, newly renovat- NEWMARKET- 2 single apartments ed, laundry, parking bedroom available. Competitively available at 20 Hill Street. hydro. priced. Call Joan. $900-$1000+ Available July 1st. 905-775-5666. 905-832-1217ext691, BRADFORDBRIGHT, Julya. Email: clean, spacious 1 bed- jkhalilova@kemflocanada. room, A/C, driveway park- com ing, separate entrance, BAYfireplace, own laundry, NEWMARKETnon-smoker. Available July VIEW/ Mulock- Bachelor apartment, open concept. 1st. $800+. 905-715-2961 Laundry, parking, a/c, sepBRADFORDDOWN- arate entrance. Non-smokTOWN. 1 bedroom apart- ing/ pets. $800 inclusive. ment, fully renovated, gas August 1st. 905-235-4295, fireplace, walking distance 416-420-0325 to GO Train. First/ last/ refNEWMARKETBAYerences. (705)456-6447 VIEW/ Mulock, bright 1 BRADFORDNEWLY bedroom walkout, parking, renovated 1 & 2 bedroom laundry, separate enapartments under new trance, non-smokers/ no management. Great loca- pets. References, $950 intion. Parking. Laundry on clusive. 905-898-2003 site. Ryis Properties NEWMARKET- BRIGHT, 905-727-1102. quaint 1 bedroom, comHOLLAND LANDING- pletely separate building. Just renovated, 2 bedroom Freshly painted, storage, apartment, in upper du- parking, nice neighbourplex. No smoking/ pets. hood. $925. inclusive. $800+ Excellent referenc- Suitable for single. es only. July 1. 905-853-5132 905-898-1646 NEWMARKETQUIET NEWMARKET- 2 bedroom building. Heating, parking lower level, fridge, stove, included. Large 1 & 2 $950.+ Available July 1st. bedroom apts. Non-smok905-836-0962 ing/ pets. 647-930-6347
For details: Mr. Alden 1-888-521-1711
Amico Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Medical Equipment. With a track record of exceeding expectations, Amico is dedicated to developing and manufacturing the most advanced medical equipment for the global Health Care Industry. Reporting to the Director of Sales, the responsibilities will include:
KESWICK- 2 bedroom spacious split-level. Parking. No smoking, no pets. AURORA1 bedroom $1000. inclusive. basement. Full kitchen, liv- 416-558-1514 ing, dining, hardwood floors, satellite, parking, KESWICK- LARGE 2 bedseparate entrance. Non- room apt. parking, laundry. smoking/ pets. $750 inclu- First/ last, references. sive. (416)856-4371 $1200. inclusive. Aug. 1st. No pets 905-251-0204 AURORA- (BATHURST/ Kennedy) Large 1 bed- KESWICK- NEWLY renoroom basement apartment. vated 3 bedroom baseSeparate entrance. Com- ment near park. Lots of plete kitchen. $1000. big windows, kitchen, launutilities included. Parking. dry, bathroom, parking, apAugust 1. Call pliances. $1300 inclusive 416-460-4642 905-960-9119 leave message AURORA- BEAUTIFUL, bright, spacious 1 bedroom KESWICK- SPACIOUS, renovated basement, sep- clean, 2 bedroom+ den, arate entrance, parking, cable, parking, non-smoklaundry, SatTV, Non-smok- ing/ pets. Shared laundry, er/dogs. $925 inclusive. separate entrance, backMust see! Suits couple/ yard access. Immediately. single. July 5. $950+ utilities. 905-726-8000. 905-252-5586
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Apartments for Rent NEWMARKET CENTRAL -Steps from Main Street, Fairy Lake/ Southlake. 2 bedroom upper $1125+. August 1st. Parking. No smoking/ pets. 416-992-5674
BRADFORD- 3 bedroom Lovely home with in-law suite, closed back porch, deck, large driveway, backyard. $1450+ Call Ryis Properties 905-727-1102.
NEWMARKET- LARGE 3 bedroom, walk- hospital. New kitchen, paint. Parking. $1270 inclusive. Also 2 bedroom, $1150. No dogs/ smoking. 905-836-6328
JACKSON'S POINTsemi-detached, 2 bedroom, large fenced yard, lap pet, non-smoking, quiet neighbourhood, parking, $920+ hydro. First/ last. August. 905-722-6730
NEWMARKET MINUTES/ hospital. Large 1 bedroom walkout, private deck, large backyard. Separate entrance, parking, laundry, fireplace. (905)715-8945
NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom 2 storey house, with in-law 1 bedroom apt., garage. Laundry, all appliances. $2000+. September 1st. Wendy, 416-432-6508
NEWMARKET- NEWLY designed private, bright Rooms for Rent and open 1 bedroom lower. Wanted A/C. Satellite, laundry, parking, backyard, $925. BRADFORDFURQuiet, mature. Non-smok- NISHED room. Mature ing/ pet. 905-895-5379 male only. Own entrance. Bus route out front. $475. NEWMARKETQUIET Immediate. (905)775-2237 building, private balcony Call after 2. new kitchen, 2 bedroom, near hospital. Parking, KESWICKROOM laundry on premises. No available. Share kitchen, dogs. $1100. bath. Parking, laundry. Ma905-953-9683. ture non-smoking professional male only. $450. NEWMARKET QUIET, (905)989-0496. spacious 2 bedroom basement, parking; c/a; separ- NEWMARKET- YONGE ate entrance/ laundry. and Davis. Share 2 bedNon-smoking/ pets. No room apartment w/one oldhome business. Referenc- er gentleman. 1st/ last. es, first/last $1,100. July 1st. $475 inclusive. 905-898-5152 Non-smoking/ pets. NEWMARKET- RELIST- (905)954-0596 ED 3 bedroom, main floor, shared laundry, marble Shared vanity, ceramics, oak Accommodations kitchen, attic storage, 2 parking. $1250+ 1/2, AURORA- LARGE, fur(905)830-0573 nished room, 4 bedroom home, share facilities with NEWMARKETRENO- couple. Cable. Parking. VATED upper two levels/ Non-smoking. $550. includuplex. 4 bdrms, large sive. Female preferred. Imyard, double garage, 5 ap- mediate. 905-841-5565 pliances, hardwood, large deck, more!! $1700+65%. MT. ALBERT- 3600sq.ft. 905-936-4941 executive house, laundry, A/C, internet, cable, hardPEFFERLAW- 2 bedroom, wood, non-smoking/ pets; with yard, appliances, 2 bedrooms, private bathlaundry, no smoking. no room, $950. July 1st. pets. 1st/ last/ references. 416-707-4038 $1050 inclusive. Available August 1st. 705-437-1757 NEWMARKETDAVIS/ PROFESSIONAL 2 bed- Patterson. Bright, newly painted, unfurnished room, heart of Newmarket. Open concept: kitchen, liv- room. Shared kitchen, diningroom/ dining. 4pc bath- ing & bathroom. No smokroom. Own balcony. ing, no pets. $450 Hospital, walking trails+ inclusive. 289-221-5686 restaurants. Laundry. Parking. Non-smoking/ NEWMARKET- SHARE pets. August 1st. $1150+ new large 4 bedroom house. Laundry. Available hydro. 905-715-5106 immediately. No pets. SUTTON- 2 bedroom First/ last. From $525. inapartment in house. Front clusive. 289-231-2650 porch, lots of parking. $1,120. inclusive. July 1st. Articles for Sale Call Edmond, 647-280-8207, 416-856-2493 CARPETS- I have several firstname.lastname@example.org thousand yards of new Unregistered apartments stainmaster & 100% nylon carpet. Will do living room could be unsafe. Ask to see your landlordâ€™s & hall for $389.00. Includes: carpet, pad, instalregistration certificate. Town of East Gwillimbury. lation (25 yards). Steve 289-464-6049 YONGE/ WELLINGTON- 2 www.carpetdeals.ca bedroom, a/c, fridge, stove, 1 parking, $1000+ CONTENTS SALE- Relocation. Must go! Piano, soutilities. 416-743-5601 fas, dining tables, chairs. Call 647-832-6322
Townhouses for Rent
NEWMARKET- 3 bedroom townhouse, close to Costco. 2100 sq.ft. 5 appliances, 3 parking, $1800+ utilties. Immediately. (905)222-6534, 647-280-1188
Houses for Rent AURORA- 2 bedroom bungalow, large yard, laundry, appliances, a/c, across from Town Park. Walk to GO. $1500+. July 1st. 416-856-4208
Houses for Rent
CRAFTSMAN 12HP, 38" cut, $550 OBO and Snapper, 8HP, 26" cut, $450 OBO 905-887-1012
Decks & Fences
Moving & Storage
32" PANASONIC TV for DECKS, Shed, Concrete/ sale- $99. negotiable. Call Stone walkway. 647-539-1717. Hardwood/ Laminate floors 25 years experience. 416-522-8034, 905-787-0236 Pools, Hot Tubs, http://fi fieldconstruction. Supplies wikispaces.com/ POOL-LINERS! BEST prices! Largest selection! Handy Person Quality work! Warranty! Free estimates! Glenn: 1-800-379-3827 or visit: HUMBLE HANDYMAN. dvcpools.com Quality painting, small repairs and eavestrough cleaning. Call Steve: (905)751-8590 Vehicles Wanted/ humblehandyman@ Wrecking hotmail.com $300 TO $1000Dead/ Alive. Home Renovations Cars/ trucks/ vans. Fast Free towing. We sell parts. AFFORDABLE WINDOW 416-500-5050 and Eavestrough Cleaning Power Washing and Painting. Professionally Done. A FREE TOW Free Estimates! Local: for your scrap car 289-264-7492 or truck and cash paid. (905)775-1018 CEILINGS repaired. Spray or (905)836-2100 textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We A1 SERVICE. We pay top fix them all! www.mrstucdollar. Wanted: Cars & co.ca 905-554-0825 Trucks. Your responsible auto recycler, HOME RENO. 25 years 905-954-0002 exp. Basement. Kitchen. Bathroom. Drywall. Painting. Call Cam CASH PAID 647-388-1866 $0-$2,500. www.hongfuconstruction.com Scrap & repairable. Cars, trucks, trailers. Moving & Storage Will pick-up. (905)775-4935. Toll-free: 1-888-484-4887. Anytime. A-PARRIS MOVERSLong/short, big/small, residential/ condos/ commercial. Quality Registration & service. Affordable/ Lessons reliable. 905-758-2848, 416-677-2848 AURORASWIMMING www. Lessons available. Qualified instructor. Flexible parrishomesolutions.com hours. Safe, fun, affordable. Ages 4+. Call Deaths Andrew, 905-751-7790
Mortgages/ Loans $$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com
FORMAL DININGROOM table/ 6 chairs, buffet/ hutch, 2 side tables, leather loveseat/ sofa. Bed/ chest. 416-845-4349
CUSTOM CLEANINGAiming to be the last service you hire. Keswick to Aurora. Reliable. Residential/ Commercial. $23./hr. (905)955-8840.
HOT TUB/SPA 2012 model, fully loaded, full warranty. New in plastic. Cost $8,000 Sacrifice $3,900. Call: 416-779-0563
DOWN AND Dirty Cleaners. 2 reliable, responsible women. You name it, we'll clean it. 905-251-7393
STATIONARY BIKE for AURORA MAIN floor 3 sale- Weslo. Never used. bedroom 1 plus bath laun- Reasonable reduction from price. dry, parking, a/c August 1 original 905-953-1243 Luigi 416-526-6865
PAYLESS4CLEANINGRESIDENTIAL & Commercial, bonded, insured, reliable, references. Free estimate, affordable. Ludmila 647-267-2340
CITY MOVERS: Two men, 16' truck. $40/hr. No hidden fees. Flat rate available. (416)816-4132 email@example.com
Painting & Decorating ABSOLUTELY AMAZING painters at bargain prices! Spring special $100/ room. Quick, clean, reliable. Free estimates! Call toll-free 1-866-325-7359.
Waste Removal 1/2 Price Junk Removal. Cheap. Fast Service. All loading/ cleanup. Free Estimates. John, 905-310-5865 (local)
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(705) 719-1004 ASIAN BEAUTIES- Escort service. Busty, sexy. Great deals, 24/7. Out calls only. 905-695-9089 INDEPENDENT ESCORT, Incalls / Outcalls. Jasmine 289.221.6211
BAKER/KNIGHT, Doreen On Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Predeceased by husbands William (Bill) Baker and Irvin Knight. Doreen will be deeply missed by her best friend George Saunders. Loving mother of William (Bill) Baker (Karen McRinue), and Cindy (the late Wayne LaCroix). Proud grandma of Paige, Billy, Brock and Jordan Baker and Ben, Michael, Alex and Adam LaCroix. Doreen will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and many friends. Friends may call at TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, Newmarket Chapel (524 Davis Drive, 905-898-2100) on Tuesday, July 3rd from 11am-1pm. with a service in the chapel immediately following. Cremation. Online condolences may be posted at www.taylorfuneralhomenewmarket.com
Wonderful father of Cheryl and Mike (Claire). Loving brother of Frances (Bryan). Uncle of Cara, Lisa and Evan. Predeceased by parents Bruce and Marion. Dedicated former employee of 36 years to Bell Canada. Family and friends may call at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) On Tuesday, July 3rd from 12:00 noon to 1 p.m. Service to follow at 1 p.m. in funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.
After 32 years of teaching my husband,
JOHN LUBOWITZ, is retiring.
Stacey Clark August 29, 1969 - July 4, 2010
In loving memory of a devoted Father and Son You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back or you can open your eyes and see all he's left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see him or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him and only that he's gone or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what he'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on. You will live forever in our hearts and memories. We love you and miss you everyday. Love Mom, Dad and Colin. xoxo
JOHN G. TENNANT Dec 29, 1980 ~ July 4, 2011 Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, But always near, So loved, so missed, So very dear. Forever missed by Melanie, Mom, Dad, Bryan, Steph, Lauryn, Owen Irene, Mike, Chrissy and Wicket
KERSWILL, James Tragically his life was taken on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at the age of 56.
Beverley Ann Allen January 14, 1945 - July 2nd, 2011 MOTHER God made a wonderful mother, A mother who never grows old, He made her smile out of sunshine He molded her heart out of gold; He made her as near as an angel, As anyone ever could be; God made a wonderful mother, And gave that dear mother to us. From Terry, Kim, John, Johnathan, Amanda and great grand kids. BEVERLEY ANN ALLEN January 14 1945 - July 2, 2011 If roses grow in Heaven Lord pick a bunch for me Place them in my Mother's arms And tell her theyâ€™re from me Tell her I love her and miss her And when she turns to smile Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile Miss you mom Love Cheryl, Dan Ashley, David, Jaylyn
You have been a mentor and inspiration. You have challenged students and in the process taught the joy of learning. You have shaped minds. You have changed the world, one child at a time. You have made a difference.
Congratulations on a career well done! With love, Suz-Margret
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