“Tall, dark and … well, anyway, tall and dark.”
Origin: Glasgow, Scotland, April 27, 1946
Ambition: To become an RCMP officer
Probable Destination: Stable boy for their horses
Pet Peeve: People who dislike the Montreal Canadiens
Activities: Fishing, water skiing, hunting
WILSON, Gordon Arthur (Gord). At the Ottawa General Hospital on Sunday, November 16, 1997, Gord Wilson at the age of fifty-one years, following a short but brave battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Lynn (nee Richard). Loving father of Mark and Kristy. Beloved son of Joy and Gordon Wilson of Chateauguay. Dear brother of Brian of Mississauga, Bruce of Edmonton and Debbie of Vancouver. Service from the Hillcrest Funeral Home in Vankleek Hill on Tuesday at 8 pm. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
The Montreal Gazette, November 18, 1997
Marie Delphine Anne Linda Ross
“A quiet girl she seems to be, but judge not only what you see.”
Origin: Chatham, NB May 22, 1947
Probable Destination: Sorting out coffee beans
Pet Peeve: My sister
Claim to Fame: I don’t have any – I don’t want to be famous.
Marie Ross St-Amour. With profound sadness we announce the passing of Marie St-Amour. Marie is survived by her beloved, adoring husband and best friend Denis St Amour. She is survived by her children Christiane St-Amour (Timothy Rivard) and James St-Amour (Theresa Miller), their beautiful children who were the lights of her life, Lillian, Samantha, Thomas, Jack and Katelyn, her mother Delphine Ross, her sisters Elizabeth Dunphy (John Dunphy), Jacqueline Ross Zalac (Danny Zalac), her brothers and sisters-in-law Donald and Kathy St-Amour, Terry Moxness and all of her nieces, nephews and extended family that she deeply loved. She was predeceased by her father Jack Ross and brother-in-law David St-Amour.
Marie was an accomplished woman and a creative force. Known as one of the top costume designers in Canada for the theatrical stage, she leaves a legacy of stewardship, integrity, kindness, generosity, morality and sheer inspiration. Marie was the backbone of her immediate and extended family, her love and support were endless. With her many talents Marie chose a life of serving her community, spending over 20 years each with Ballet Ouest and the Pregnancy Counseling Center (PCC).
Marie fought her brave battle with cancer with grace and dignity; her laugh was contagious, her strength inspiring and her outlook always positive and resilient. She will be missed but never forgotten. Her journey has brought her home to The Lord and in that knowledge we have some peace. MAB
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Pregnancy Counseling Center a charity she held so close to her heart, 7394, 19e Ave, Montreal QC H2A 2L7, 514 593-1720.
James Neil McMullin “Jim”
“The only thing to remember about the speed of light is that it gets here too early in the morning.”
Origin: Montreal, December 13, 1947
Ambition: An undecided branch of science
Probable Destination: Out on a limb
Pet Peeve: People who call me “Jamesie”
Claim to Fame: President of Student’s Council
Activities: Student’s Council President, Hockey, Baseball
McMULLIN, Dr. James Neil B.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng
December 13, 1947 – December 6, 2011
Jim passed away with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his partner,Patricia; his sons, Liam, Brendan (Ashley), Neil (Krysalynne); their mother, Marg (Jeff); sisters, Carole (Gary) and Hazel; nephew, Owen along with numerous extended family members and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in the Engineering Solarium, 2nd floor of the Engineering, Teaching, and Learning Complex (ETLC), 9107 – 116 Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, 8440 – 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on December 11, 2011
“If stars can stay out all night and still be bright in the morning – why can’t I?”
Origin: Montreal, December 1944
Ambition: Electrical Technician
Probable Destination: Sanitary Technician
Pet Peeve: Girls who have never heard of the “Sherwoods”
Claim to Fame: A talent for becoming sick on days that there are tests
Activities: Playing in a band, Karen
Kent died of a heart attack while on a business trip to Toronto on October 25, 1991. He was 46 years old. Residing in Chateauguay, Kent left to mourn his wife Gail, daughter Jennifer, and son Jason, according to his sister Willa.
“Being a teenager is fun – so enjoy yourself while you’re one.”
Origin: Montreal, January 19, 1948
Ambition: Ship Stewardess
Probable Destination: Sailing toy boats
Claim to Fame: Neat hair dos
Activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Gymnastics, Swimming, Bowling, Skating
POWELL, Ann (nee McRae). Passed suddenly on Friday, March 12, 2004 at the age of fifty-six. She will be dearly remembered by Brian, her husband, best friend and life-long companion, her daughters Christine and Kim, granddaughter Tru and her friends and neighbours. The image of a wife, mother, grandmother and caring friend, with a gentle and true compassion will stay fixed in our memories forever. Her love and spirit will be missed by her family, to whom she was devoted, and by all who were touched by her.
The Montreal Gazette,3/16/2004
“Her eager chatter fills the air, and drives the teachers to despair.”
Origin: Lachine, April 21, 1948
Probable Destination: Polishing dressing room mirrors
Claim to Fame: Her braces
Pet Peeve: People who tell her not to laugh because her elastics snap.
Activities: Drama Club, “Like Young” news representative, Variety Show, Fashion Show commentator.
LEAF (Legal Education & Action Fund) remembers long time supporter and friend, Daria Kiperchuk, who was taken by cancer on March 8, 2006. Daria started her association with LEAF in Toronto in 1985 and “began to voice her concern about ensuring the protection of women’s rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. For the next 15 years, her association with LEAF became a major passion in her life,” (Globe & Mail, March 11, 2006). In 1989 her family moved to Winnipeg where she continued her support of LEAF as a key organizer of the Person’s Day Breakfast with LEAF Manitoba. In addition to her contributions to LEAF, Daria led a dynamic life as an “actress, comedian, model, researcher, radio producer, executive producer, activity, feminist and mother of three”
(Globe & Mail, March 11, 2006).
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Ambition: Marine Corps Aviator
Probably Destination: Eaton’s, modelling planes
Pet Peeve: Failing Math all the time
Claim to Fame: His having big green eyes
Activities: Speed swimming, hockey, skin diving, lifeguard
February 16, 1945 – November 10, 2004. Rex died of cancer.
Memoriam in The Victoria Times-Colonist, November 10, 2005