Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Legacy Webinar - Researching your Italian Ancestors

courtesy of webinfonews.com
This week the Legacy Family Tree webinar is Researching your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Merriman.
"Your Italian ancestors are just waiting to be discovered! The availability of Italian records has increased exponentially in the past few years, making research much easier than it has been. In this overview, we will discuss how to find the records you need (on film, on site and on line)…"
Registration is free of charge and once the webinar is aired the recording is usually made available free of charge for a period of approximately one week.

To register click HERE. The webinar will be live at 6pm GMT +1hr on Wednesday 27th August 2014

Obituary - Wilson Orlando (1914 - 2014)

After a wonderful long and full life, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the age of 100. 

Beloved husband of Olga. Loving father of Alessandro (Helen), Marcello (Theresa), Marco (Gilda) and Wilman (Connie). Adored Nonno of Piero, Valentina, John, Amanda, Andre, Steffan, Michael and Nicole . He will be greatly missed and forever loved by all his family and friends. 

Family and Friends are asked to meet directly at All Saints Catholic Church, 1415 Royal York Road for a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Private family interment at Sanctuary Park Cemetery. The family would like to invite friends to a reception in the church hall after Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Ward Funeral Homes & Memorial Book.

Obituary details sent to the Orlando One Name Study by a fellow Guild of ONS member.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Obituary - Christopher L Orlando (1956 - 2014)

Christopher L. Orlando ObituaryORLANDO, CHRISTOPHER L., age 57, of Clinton Township, passed away July 18, 2014.

He was a Past President of AAU, past Leader of the Roseville Wrestling Club and past coach of Junior Olympics.

Survived by mother, Faith Agby Allen; children, Sharon (Randy), Doug (Kelly); grandchildren, Travis and Kaitlynn; sisters, Sheryl and Jewel.

Visitation, Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township 48038. Instate Monday 9:30 a.m. followed by 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit 48205.

Published in the Macomb Daily, Macomb County, Michigan (suburban Detroit, Michigan), 20th July 2014
  • The same obituary also appears at The Daily Tribune on 20th July 2014 with the same wording and photograph
  • From the Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton MI, which has the same wording and photograph. This does give the full dates of birth and dates of death as August 20, 1956 - July 18, 2014.
Links accessed 13th Aug 2014

Kindly sent to me by a fellow member of the Guild of One Name Studies

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Obituary - Domenica Orlando (1921 - 2014)


Orlando, Domenica (1921-2014)

Passed away at her home on Friday, April 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Albino. Loving mother to Mario (Jocelyn) and Frank (Judy). Cherished Nonna to Nathan, Ryan, Domenica (fiancé, Anthony), Taryn, Matthew and Luke.
She will also be dearly missed by her brother-in-law, Amadeo Orlando and sister-in-law and cousin, Barberina Orlando, as well as nieces Maria and Dina. She will fondly be remembered by family and friends including Dante & Egidia Amato, Vicky Orlando, Mary Elizabeth Orlando, and Vittoria & Joseph Martino. She was beloved Zia to her nieces and nephews in Italy including Francesco, Maria, Marcello, Antonietta, Alba and Aldo.

Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Hwy 7 (west of Pine Valley Dr.), Woodbridge, on Monday, April 28th from 2-4pm & 6-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Roch’s Parish, 2889 Islington Ave., Toronto on Tuesday, April 29th at 10 am. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery located at 8361 Yonge St., Thornhill.

Please visit our Book of Memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com.

Sent to the Orlando ONS by a fellow member of the Guild of One-Name Studies

Friday, April 18, 2014

Obituary - Tony Orlando


Tony OrlandoTony Orlando
Peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Tony Orlando, of Caledon East, in his 78th year, beloved husband of Mary Orlando.  Loving father of Pina and her husband Robert Montalbano, Joey and his wife Sabrina Orlando, Rita and her husband Shawn Williamson.  Cherished Nonno of Joshua and Vanessa, Anthony and Matteo, Kylie and Jessica.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203  Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Friday afternoon and evening 2 – 9 o’clock.
Funeral Mass will be held in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 16066 The Gore Road, Caledon East, on Saturday morning, March 1, at 10 o’clock.  Followed by cremation.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Source of notification Egan Funeral Home
Sent to me by a kind member of the Guild of One Name Studies

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Orlando News ~ January 2014 edition

Orlando News

The January edition of Orlando News can be downloaded from the link published HERE or via the page links at the top of this page.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Obituary - Peter Orlando

Peter Orlando, age 89, November 30, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Thelma. Dear father of Elizabeth Orlando, Jennifer (Dennis) Orlando-McLain and Peter (Sally) Orlando. Dear grandfather of Amadeus Weighill and Sara (Scott) Rodgers. Dear great-grandfather of Samantha, Madison, and Jackson Rodgers. Proud veteran of the United States Army in World War II and a member of BAC Local #1. Visitation Thursday from 2-9 p.m. with a prayer evening service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Road (N. of 22 Mile Road) Shelby Township. Instate 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church, 24415 Crocker Boulevard, Clinton Township. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Macomb Daily on Dec. 1, 2011

Obituary - Donna Marie Orlando

Donna Marie Orlando, age 61, died on May 18, 2012. Beloved wife of Joseph. Loving mother of Joseph (Robin). Dear daughter of Robert and Lena Zukowski. Sister of Robert (Stacey) Zukowski and David (Margaret) Zukowski. Dear daughter-in-law of Angelina and the late Joseph. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home,13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr). Funeral Mass on Wednesday, 10 a.m., instate 9:30 a.m. at St. Ronald Catholic Church, 17701 15 Mile Road (between Garfield and Groesbeck). Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
Published in The Macomb Daily on May 20, 2012

Obituary - Antonio Orlando

ORLANDO, ANTONIA Age 62, of St. Clair Shores, A. H. Peters Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe Woods
Published in The Macomb Daily 15th December 2013
(Paper serving Macomb County, Michigan (suburban Detroit, Michigan, USA).

Sent to me by a kind member of the Guild of One Name Studies

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

DNA Public Lecture & Professor Ludovic Orlando

Back in September I mentioned that there was going to be a DNA public lecture at The Royal Society. A fellow member of the Guild of One-Name Studies attended (+Debbie Kennett) and made a few notes about the events. You can read Debbie's blog posts by clicking the links below


Professor Ludovic Orlando, University of Copenhagen, chaired the fourth session and delivered a lecture during session two titled "Digging out the deep evolutionary past of equids: toward really ancient genomes". 

An audio file of the lecture is available from the Royal Society by clicking the audio link below

Biography

Ludovic Orlando received his PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Lyon, France, twenty years after the first ancient DNA molecule was ever sequenced. Trained in phylogenomics as a postdoc, he was rapidly appointed as a permanent Associate Professor at the prestigious ENS Lyon. He is now leading a research group at the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen.  Current research in his lab focuses on developing integrative approaches for studying ancient DNA molecules, promoting the field of palaeomics by the merger of biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and computational biology. These novel approaches have recently specifically been used to study the evolutionary history of one iconic mammal: the horse.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Data & Orlando News Update

The next batch of material loaded to the website today is as follows -
  • UK - The Old Bailey 2 references
  • USA - New York City deaths - 1891- 1948
  • USA - Winconsin births and deaths
  • USA -  Westchester County New York State Marriages
  • UK - one obituary
  • USA - 7 obituaries
  • Canada - one obituary
  • A second, impromptu edition of Orlando News
All references have been added to the master index, which is coming along rather nicely!

Friday, November 08, 2013

Orlando Coat of Arms

I came across this Coat of Arms quite early in my study. As far as I can understand from research it relates to an Orlando family from Malta.

Information Source - Charles A. Gauci. "An Illustrated Collection of the Coats of Arms of Maltese Families - Stemmi Maltesi" Publishers Enterprises Group (PEG) Ltd, Malta 1989.

Research is still continuing.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Quick Update!

Today I made a bit of a start uploading some of the various data to the website. It is going to be a slow process, and is very likely to take me to the end of the year to complete the task.

Currently the website is divided into the following structure
  • Data sets
  • Country
  • Place
Material is currently be uploaded into a Google Spreadsheet. I do actually use Excel, but if I convert to Google Docs then the size is not included in my Google Drive allocation.

As I load to Google Drive and then create the web page I am also building the online Master Index.

Today I have managed to load varying data sets for the following locations
  • Petralias Sottana Sicily - Births & Misc
  • San Caltano Sicily - Marriages & Deaths
  • Montreal Quebec - Burials
  • Scotland Burial - just the one!
  • GRO references for England & Wales 1837 - 1966 (still some to be added), BMDs
  • USA - Naturalisation Records - 2 different locations
The data is being loaded in a structured random way so that I can ensure if there are any issues I can deal with them early on.

Today is the first day in quite a long while that I have done any work on my own ONS and felt as though I have achieved something. Long may that continue.

If you do have a look at the website, please give me some feedback. The structure is pretty well set, but there is likely to be a few tweaks, especially around the US records.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Some Orlando One Name Study Housekeeping!

For some time, I have been very frustrated on the structure of my Orlando One Name Study.

The reason for the frustration was that the overseas data, (material pertaining to venues outside of the UK) had grown almost of out of control, as archives and various indexes make things available online.In effect, the study had grown faster, with wider search mechanisms that I would have liked. My preference would have been for a slower gathering of data.

In a perfect world, I would have set the structure on extracting the date from my homeland - the UK before moving on to other Countries. Orlando is an Italian name, so immediately there is an overseas element. Added complications is that the most common occurrences of the name outside of Italy are in the United States. So from the start the overseas element was fairly high profile.

The study currently contains a wealth of information, but I was unhappy with the structure. There was nothing wrong with the structure, just simply I didn't like it! I therefore set about making some decisions.

  1. Creation and structure of a master index
  2. Creation of a newsletter
  3. Making the material available online
  4. This blog was not going to allow me to put the data online in the format that I wanted which made the necessity for a web page more pressing
  5. Getting to grips with the DNA project
  6. Encouraging growth on the Facebook group
Current Status
  • The website is now set up and data is slowly being added with the added facilities of
    • Google Drive - for the storage of audio clips and spreadsheets
  • A newsletter has now been published with the next edition due in January 2014
  • This blog is now linked from the website and will continue to share data 
  • The DNA project is up and running and I need to get my head around the whole process
    • Maurice Gleeson of the Guild of One Name Studies has produced some videos - YouTube
  • The Facebook group is up and running - now with a vanity address
There will be a gradual process of information sorting, indexing and preparing for website access over the coming months. It is all rather exciting and I am looking forward to getting cracking!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Obituary - Pat Orlando

ORLANDO, PAT 

Age 82, of Lachine, Mich., and formerly of St. Clair Shores, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at The Village Rehabilitation and Care Community in Armada. 

Pat was born November 1, 1930 in Detroit. In 1948, she graduated from the Felician Academy, where she learned to speak Polish. 

On May 20, 1951, Pat married John B. Orlando and then added Sicilian to her language library. Her love of language and communication extended to her work. 

From her early job as a switchboard operator to her ministry with the Beaver Lake Community Church; Pat was a caring person. She was a Bible Study and Sunday School Teacher, active in the Women's Ministry and choir, worked with hospice, volunteered as an elementary school reading aide and helped those in need of food. All who knew Pat will remember her welcoming spirit, infectious laugh and great food. 

Surviving are her children, Jim (Rosemary) Orlando, Rose Marie (Jim) Torrento, Diane (Jim) Saylor and Lori Orlando; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Angie Orlando and Josie (Vic) Valice; and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, John; parents, James Allen and Marie Jakubowski; and stepfather, Stanley Jakubowski.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Pat's name to Beaver Lake Community Church Food Pantry,9007 M65 South, Lachine, MI 49753 or The Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Published in The Macomb Daily 20th October 2013
(Paper serving Macomb County, Michigan (suburban Detroit, Michigan, USA).

Sent to me by a kind member of the Guild of One Name Studies

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The launch of

Orlando News

I have long deliberated about producing a newsletter for one one name study and given the lack of interest it hardly seemed worth the effort. I shelved the idea. At this point, the study has been in existence for 11 years, and whilst I have only ever had two communications about my study, I have had a change of heart.

A few weeks ago, I emailed the British Library at their ISSN Centre in Boston Spa and requested an ISSN Number. I hold the view that if I am going to do it, I might as well do it properly.

The number was emailed to me within a day and there it sat in my inbox. That was until today, when I put the number on my first, small edition of Orlando News.

The plan is to publish the newsletter 4 times a year, although I may on occasions produce an extra edition.

The newsletter can be downloaded from the link published HERE or via the page links at the top of this page. A copy will also be lodged with the British Library Depository Department as they request and a further copy will be archived with the Guild of One Name Studies.

Friday, September 27, 2013

DNA Public Lecture & Professor Ludovic Orlando

Like many who are conducting a one name study I have turned my attention, somewhat tentatively to the complex subject of DNA.

This morning I was interested to see that there is a DNA public lecture at the Royal Society scheduled for November. As I was glancing down the program I was surprised, delighted and intrigued to see the following which I have copied directly from the Royal Society site

Professor Ludovic Orlando, University of Copenhagen, who is delivering a lecture during session two titled "Digging out the deep evolutionary past of equids: toward really ancient genomes".  He is also chairing the fourth session.

    Biography

    Ludovic Orlando received his PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Lyon, France, twenty years after the first ancient DNA molecule was ever sequenced. Trained in phylogenomics as a postdoc, he was rapidly appointed as a permanent Associate Professor at the prestigious ENS Lyon. He is now leading a research group at the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen. Current research in his lab focuses on developing integrative approaches for studying ancient DNA molecules, promoting the field of palaeomics by the merger of biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and computational biology. These novel approaches have recently specifically been used to study the evolutionary history of one iconic mammal: the horse.

    From the website of the Royal Society it looks like recorded audio of the presentations will be available after the lectures via visiting the website. I am looking forward to hearing Professor Orlando and delighted that events such as this exist.

    Saturday, March 09, 2013

    Orlando Family (One Name Study) Facebook Group

    Facebook
    Facebook Group for the Orlando One Name Study is now launched

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    Obituary - Angelina G Orlando

    Angelina G. Orlando, age 86, March 5, 2013.

    Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Virginia Zanti, Joseph (the late Donna), Ross (Julie), Anthony (Lynn) and Thomas. Proud grandmother of nine and three great-grandchildren.

    Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Friday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. evening prayers.

    Funeral Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Road, Utica (W. of Van Dyke) Instate 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Christian Memorial Cultural Center.

    Sent to me by a kind member of the Guild of One Name Studies

    Published in The Macomb Daily 7th March 2013
    (Paper serving Macomb County, Michigan (suburban Detroit, Michigan, USA).


    Friday, March 08, 2013

    Obituary - Mary Jane Orlando


    Mary Jane Orlando, age 88, passed away January 17, 2013.

    She is survived by her children, Sandra Moskal, Sharon (Joseph) Sumner, Michael (Laurie) Orlando and Sally (Bruce) Stork plus many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Mrs. Orlando was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence and her daughter, Suzanne Simek.

    Visitation is Sunday, January 20, from 2-9 p.m. (rosary 7 p.m.) at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb.

    Funeral Mass is Monday at 10 a.m. (instate 9:30 a.m.) at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Township.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Henry Ford Hospice Macomb Team, 16931 19 Mile Road, Suite 140, Clinton Township, MI 48038.

    Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com

    Published in The Macomb Daily from January 19 to January 20, 2013. The Macomb Daily is the paper serving Macomb County, Michigan (suburban Detroit, Michigan, USA)

    Kindly supplied to the Orlando ONS by a fellow Guild member as part of the Guild News Watch Project

    Thursday, March 07, 2013

    Surname Distribution Map

    Today I have been alerted to a new Italian surname distribution map called CognoMix.Thanks go to the Guild Face Book page for this

    From an initial play it appears that this site allows the distribution to be seen not just across Italy as this information shows.

    The geographical distribution of the surname ORLANDO in Italy
    1,252
     Sicily
    153
     Tuscany
    928
     Puglia
    135
     Basilicata
    819
     Campania
    133
     Liguria
    561
     Lombardy
    124
     Emilia-Romagna
    405
     Piedmont
    79th
     Molise
    387
     Calabria
    30th
     Sardinia
    303
     Lazio
    21
     Umbria
    279
     Veneto
    19th
     Brands
    241
     Abruzzo
    17th
     Trentino AA
    162
     Friuli VG
    4
     Valle d'Aosta

    On the actual online map the numbers are clickable so clicking the 1,252 against Sicily where my own Orlando's are from breaks the details down to these occurances

    The geographical distribution of the surname ORLANDO in Sicily
    521
     Palermo
    83
     Agrigento
    256
     Messina
    36th
     Syracuse
    129
     Trapani
    34th
     Enna
    103
     Catania
    3
     Ragusa
    87th
     Caltanissetta



    By clicking on the Caltanissetta region, again where my Orlando's are from breaks the details down into the individual Communes

    The geographical distribution of the surname ORLANDO in the province of Caltanissetta
    29th
     San Cataldo
    2
     Sommatino
    22
     Gela
    1
     Niscemi
    9
     Acquaviva Platani
    1
     Santa Caterina Villarmosa
    9
     Caltanissetta
    1
     Butera
    5
     Sutera
    1
     Montedoro
    3
     Serradifalco
    1
     Mussomeli
    3
     Mazzarino
     

    The numbers are of course approximations, but it is a good indiciation of where to focus the research.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    HMS Orlando

    Messrs Palmer at Jarrow England built HMS Orlando and she was ready to sail in 1888.
    The photograph linked here was taken circa 1897.



    Further Links and Information on HMS Orlando

    Orlando’s Involved In The Movies!

    Actors
    Alfonso Orlando ~ Actor (1960s)
    Angelo Orlando ~ Actor (1980s-2000s), Director & Writer
    Anthony Orlando ~ Actor (1930s)
    Antonio Orlando ~ Actor (1970s & 1980s)
    Charles Orlando ~Actor (1970s)
    Ciro Orlando
    Don Orlando (I)
    Giacomo Orlando
    Guido Orlando
    Hector Orlando
    James Orlando
    John Orlando (IV)
    Luiz Orlando
    Mario Orlando
    Matt Orlando
    Orazio Orlando
    Ramires Orlando
    Richard Orlando
    Rick Orlando
    Roberto Orlando
    Ruggero Orlando
    Salvatore Orlando
    Silvano Orlando
    Silvio Orlando
    Steve Orlando
    Tony Orlando (I)
    Vittorio Orlando
    Pedro Orlando Torres

    Actress
    Adèle Orlando
    Andrea Orlando (I)
    Andrea Orlando (II)
    Bobi Orlando
    Christine Orlando
    Cécile Orlando
    J.R. Orlando
    Jean Orlando
    Patricia Orlando (I)
    Rita Orlando
    Rosemary Orlando (II)
    Rossella Orlando
    Cecilia Orlando-Willberg
    Shana Wall (Shana Orlando) ~ Actress (1990s & 2000s)

    Composer
    Bobby Orlando
    Ignazio Orlando
    José Orlando

    Director
    Angelo Orlando
    Dominic Orlando (I)
    Tony Orlando (II)
    Gian Orlando Vassallo ~ Director (1920s)

    Writer
    Angelo Orlando
    Carlos Alberto Orlando
    Dominic Orlando (I)
    Felipe Orlando
    Gianni Orlando
    Paulo Orlando
    Tony Orlando (II)
    Gian Orlando Vassallo

    Production Designer
    Inge Orlando
    Kathy Orlando

    Editor
    John Orlando (III)
    Pia Orlando

    Producer
    Flávia Orlando
    John Orlando (I)
    Matt Orlando
    Nicole Orlando
    Tony Orlando (II)

    Miscellaneous crew
    Lucas Orlando Linares
    Orlando (I)
    David Orlando
    Dominic Orlando (II)
    Don Orlando (II)
    Francesca Orlando
    Jack Orlando
    Joe Orlando
    Margaret J. Orlando
    Nicole Orlando
    Olivia Orlando
    Phil Orlando
    Pia Orlando
    Ramires Orlando
    Rosemary Orlando (I)
    Teresa Orlando

    Art Director
    Kathy Orlando

    Make-up Department
    Orlando (I)
    Pierre Orlando

    Production Manager
    Michael Orlando
    Ramires Orlando

    Set Decorator
    Kim MacKenzie (I) (Kim Mackenzie Orlando)
    Kathy Orlando
    Patricia Orlando (II)

    Sound Department
    Lisa Orlando

    Art Department
    Andrew Orlando
    Jack Orlando
    John Orlando (II)

    Visual Effects
    Michael Orlando II
    Dana Orlando
    Nick Orlando

    Source of Information: Internet Movie Database

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Orlando Cherry Brandy


    The story behind these little pots is quite interesting.

    I inherited a plate from my Grandmother with a very similar patten on it. The design was by the artist, Wattau.

    So, in my search to see if there were any other similar plates I came across one of these little pots. On the back is the details of Orlando Cherry Brandy, Aidee liqueurs, Torquay. Interesting, as the name of Orlando appears in my Italian ancestry, I simply had to buy the little pot. Then I bought another, and another.....
    I actually do not live too far from Torquay, so I set about to research a little about the business, that closed long ago.

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Obituary - Vicky Orlando


    Sent to me by a kind member of the Guild of One Name Studies

    Published in The Arizona Republic (Phoenix Arizona USA) Friday 23rd September 2011. Pg B7

    Friday, July 22, 2011

    Obituary - Ethel (Betty) Orlando


    ORLANDO, Ethel (Betty)
    April 9, 1917 - July 3, 2011

    Passed away peacefully on July 3, 2011 at Erin Mills Lodge Retirement Home in Mississauga, Ontario. Betty was born the day Vimy Ridge was captured and always wished her parents had named her Vimy instead of Ethel. Ethel was the daughter of John and Agnes Urquhart of Glenholme, Nova Scotia. Loving mother to Margaret (Demetrios) Vagalatos of El Paso, Texas, Eugene of Truro, Nova Scotia and John (Colleen) of Oakville, Ontario. Betty was a loving grandmother to 6 grandhildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is the last member of her immediate family, predeceased by her first husband John (Jack) Smith (WWII), husband Norman Orlando, brother Fred Urquhart, sisters Maize, Elsie, Mabel, Eileen, Florence, Dorothy and Hazel. Ethel's love of her Maritime home and passion for family and friends will be missed by everyone she knew. Her remains will be buried in the Glenholme Cemetery beside the church with Norman. A special memorial to be held at a later date. Contact: jorlando1@cogeco.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer Society or the Oakville Humane Society, Oakville, Ontario.
    Published in the Toronto Star 7th July 2011.

    Kindly supplied to the Orlando ONS by a fellow Guild member as part of the Guild News Watch Project