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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 17:44 GMT (UK) »
Would it be feasible that somebody who died in Canada having married there over 50 years ago would be flown back to England to be buried?

If his wife had died and they had no children - how were the arrangements made? 

There is no death in England given the amended year of 1987 unless he died in his birthplace of Ireland.  It would make more sense for his body to be flown from Ireland than from Canada

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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 18:23 GMT (UK) »
Correction: he was buried in 1987.
Pine Hills Cemetery, lot 816

He is not on the headstone.

Thanks for the correction about the year.   Do you have a more specific date of death or date of burial? 

In my search through 1982 obits, I was using "Pine Hills" because I was pretty sure that is what you meant.  I have never heard of a Pineview cemetery in Scarborough.

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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 18:27 GMT (UK) »
Must be Pine Hills Scarborough surely RK.  A lot of searching through the wrong year  :-\  Could it have been a burial of ashes and that's why its not listed on the headstone  ???

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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 19:01 GMT (UK) »
Yes - I was sure the OP meant Pine Hills.  I used that as a search term, with variations of names....

Still can't find anything in 1987 by name search (with variants), or by name search (with variants) adding Pine Hills as an additional search term.   An exact date of death or date of burial would be really helpful... then I could search by date.  Sometimes an obit is in the paper, but doesn't turn up by name search and you have to search by date (or using other search terms..names of relatives etc ) that might be mentioned in the obit.

If he died elsewhere and there was nobody in the Toronto area to place an obituary in the paper...there might not be one.

RK

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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 09 November 17 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Ed, I don't have that information.
I will try contacting the cemetery again .... stay tuned!
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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 09 November 17 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Just got a note from the cemetery - they have no information other than the date he was interred:
July 13, 1987

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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 09 November 17 17:17 GMT (UK) »
Well that is a little better. I know some I have contacted had only the year and others included the name of the funeral home and date of death.

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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 09 November 17 18:37 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the date. 

I went through the Globe and Mail newspaper and the Toronto Star... I checked all obituary listings from July 3 1987 to July 13 1987.  There is not obit for your man in either paper during this time frame.

Sorry
RK