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Linda Newman
D: 2018-06-17
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Newman, Linda
Frederick Gardner
D: 2018-06-17
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Gardner, Frederick
Phyllis Marie Steinecke (nee Glenn)
D: 2018-06-16
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Steinecke (nee Glenn), Phyllis Marie
Artur-Etan Schwarz
D: 2018-06-16
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Schwarz, Artur-Etan
Ernest N. Chudyk
D: 2018-06-14
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Chudyk, Ernest N.
Orest Balaban
D: 2018-06-14
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Balaban, Orest
Maria Rino
D: 2018-06-14
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Rino, Maria
Taras Ostashewsky
D: 2018-06-14
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Ostashewsky, Taras
Jim William Bohnet
B: 1939-06-29
D: 2018-06-13
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Bohnet, Jim William
Mike Skwarchuk
D: 2018-06-13
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Skwarchuk , Mike
Ronald Bill Warawa
B: 1946-09-02
D: 2018-06-12
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Warawa, Ronald Bill
James Shamchuk
B: 1938-09-08
D: 2018-06-12
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Shamchuk, James
Henry Andrusiak
D: 2018-06-11
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Andrusiak, Henry
Frances Marie Hicks
D: 2018-06-11
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Hicks, Frances Marie
Domenico Garisto
D: 2018-06-11
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Garisto, Domenico
Geraldine LaLonde
D: 2018-06-10
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LaLonde, Geraldine
Jerzy Halat
D: 2018-06-10
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Halat, Jerzy
Anne McLaggan
D: 2018-06-10
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McLaggan, Anne
Jean Warwa
B: 1925-02-22
D: 2018-06-09
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Warwa, Jean
Arthur "Art" Bernard Bergeson
D: 2018-06-08
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Bergeson, Arthur "Art" Bernard
Rema Desjarlais
D: 2018-06-07
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Desjarlais, Rema

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