“I’m not hard of hearing … I’m just ignoring you!”
Born: Essex, England, July 9, 1949
Probable Destination: To be or not to be
Claim to Fame: Her trip to England
Pet Peeve: Speaking French
CURRIE, Joy Carole (nee Davies) – After a courageous battle with cancer, Joy passed away peacefully at home in Ingersoll on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Alexander Currie (2014). Loving mother of Doug (Stephanie), Matt (Carollyn) and Jake (Lisa). Cherished grandma of Livia, Logan, Dylan, Clare, Alison, and Hadley. Dear sister-in-law to Cherryl Davies, David (Ann), Stuart (Nancy), Bruce (Bonnie), and is survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Doreen Stewart and brother William Davies. Friends are invited to join the family at the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) for a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00 am. If desired, contributions to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made online at www.brockandvisser.com
Gregory Tomlinson – “Greg”
“Good men are scarce, that’s why I take such good care of myself.”
Born: Montreal, September 29, 1949
Ambition: To be a drummer in a band like the Rolling Stones
Probable Destination: Being used as the drum
Claim to Fame: His long hair
Pet Peeve: People who tell me to get my hair cut
Activities: Rolling Stones, Drums
Tomlinson, Gregory Bruce
Peacefully on Monday, April 16th, our beloved Gregory Tomlinson, 68, of Kemptville, Ontario, passed away at the Kemptville District Hospital after a short but brave battle with cancer. Greg was born in Montreal, Quebec to Albert and Irene (Sellars) Tomlinson. On February 14, 1997 he married his soulmate Susan Reid in Stittsville, Ontario. Greg worked as a Sales Manager for most of his career and was highly respected by his associates, retiring only a few years prior to his passing. He was a talented drummer, enjoyed golfing and had a passion for wine and food. He spent most of his weekends gardening, barbequing, cooking and spending time with his beloved wife, Susan.
Beloved husband and best friend of Susan Reid. Brother of Keith Tomlinson (Donna). Cherished father of Jacqueline Tomlinson and Vanessa Sorgard (Chris). Loving stepfather of Matthew Guest (Deborah), Adam Guest, Travis Guest (Jocelyn), and Reid Guest (Colleen); Grandfather of Griffin, Liam, Cohen, Finley, and Sadie; Stepgrandfather of Samantha, Ethan, Halle, and Adrienne. He will be missed, celebrated and loved forever.
A memorial took place at the Kemptville Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, on April 28, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
“Life might be a game, but it’s about these corny rules.”
Born: Montreal, August 23, 1948
Probable Destination: Teaching things she wasn’t supposed to learn.
Claim to Fame: Her Rosemount High School ring.
Pet Peeve: People who shut my locker door.
Activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Track and Field
Beverley Elaine Jay
(Maiden: Finlay-Mageau) of St. Albert, Alberta
August 23, 1948 – November 29, 2010
It is with profound sadness that the family of Bev Finlay (Mageau), announce her passing after a brave 7 year battle with ALS.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters: Shannon (Jeremy) and Danielle (Justin); her mother, Hazel; sister, Sandra (Carl); niece, Kim (Jeff); and nephew, Ian. Bev was predeceased by her father, John.
A teacher in St. Albert for 30 years, Bev touched the lives of many students.
love work. I could sit and watch it all day!”
Born: Montreal, March 9, 1949
Probable Destination: Leading a march protesting television commercials
Claim to Fame: His hair color
Pet Peeve: Television commercials
Activities: St. Laurent pipe band
1949 – 2013
Passed away early Tuesday morning, on September 24, after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving husband of Debbie. His memory will be cherished by his children: Wendy, Chris (Lydia), Vicky (Sheena), Ken (Lesley) and Tim, his grandchildren:Nathaniel, Oliver, Maegan and Ava, his brothers Barrie (Jennifer) and Eric, his sister- in-law Donna, other relatives and friends. The family will receive condolences at the Urgel Bourgie Funeral Complex, 3955 Côte-de- Liesse, Ville Saint-Laurent, on Sunday, September 29 and on Monday, September 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held, Tuesday, October 1st, at 11a.m. at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, 11775 Filion St., Montreal. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Department of Oncology at the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.
Published in The Gazette on September 28, 2013
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Kirk Johnstone, 1949-2013
A stalwart pillar of the greater Montreal Scottish community, Kirk Johnstone died on the morning of September 24, 2013, peacefully this morning after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was Pipe-Major of the 306 Wing Air Force Association Pipe Band, 401 Squadron Pipes & Drums, Pipe-Sergeant with The Black Watch (RHR) of Canada Pipes & Drums, piper with 401 Squadron Pipe Band, 438 THS Band, Clan Sutherland, City of St Laurent Pipe Band, City of Toronto Pipe Band and 78th Fraser Highlanders (Montreal).
Since the early-1990s, Kirk was president of the Montreal Highland Games, and later a founding member and first president of the Quebec Piping & Drumming Society. He was also a founding member of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario’s Ottawa Branch.
Kirk Johnstone was a council member of the Saint Andrew’s Society of Montreal, a member of the Quebec Thistle Council, piper at Ogilvie’s department store in Montreal and a regular piper for Montreal Highland dancing competitions.
He was a piping teacher of many students over the years, and created businesses in the manufacture of pipe chanter reeds, hose for pipe bands, and other pipe band accoutrements.
Kirk Johnstone will be missed dearly by scores of pipers, drummers, Highland dancers and others across the country and beyond.
– contributed by Cameron Stevens
Published: September 24, 2013
“Road maps tell motorists everything except how to fold it up.”
Origin: Montreal, October 10, 1949
Probable Destination: Test driver for dinky toys
Claim to Fame: Just naturally famous
Pet Peeve: None, the world is perfect
Activities: Hockey, Hunting, Fishing
After a courageous battle with cancer, peacefully in his sleep at the Cornwall Community Hospital on Monday, April 30th at the age of 62. Retired RCMP officer of 30 years and beloved husband of Danielle Butt (Rochon). Proud father of Patricia Gougeon (Edward) and Stephanie Butt Thibodeau (Stephane) all of Ottawa. Loving ‘Grandpa’ of Madeleine and William Gougeon, Annabelle and Mathieu Thibodeau. Dear son of the late Gordon Butt and the late Elsie McCall. Dear brother of David Butt (Bev) of British Colombia, Rick Butt (Judy) of Alberta, Robert Butt (Sharon) and Ronald Butt, all of Chateauguay, QC. Predeceased by one brother Gary. Also survived by four nephews. Resting at Lahaie and Sullivan, Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, 20 Seventh St. West, (613-932-8482) from 2 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Friday, May 4, 2012 for Service in the Memorial Chapel of the Funeral Home at 11 a.m.. Interment, Christ Roi Cemetery, Chateauguay, QC. The family will be in attendance on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Special thanks to his team of doctors – Dr G Nicholas, Dr. R MacRae, Dr. G. Foley and nurses Gail and Linda. In Memoriam, donations to the Cancer Society are appreciated.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on May 2, 2012
“It is better to remain quiet and to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”
Origin: Montreal, July 30, 1948
Ambition: Executive Secretary
Probable Destination: Finding an executive that needs her
Claim to Fame: Something only her hairdresser knows for sure
Pet Peeve: Being insulted
Activities: Treks to Toronto, Skating, Bob Dylan, Swimming
DESJARDINS, Carol Anne (nee CHEESMAN) – Passed away peacefully at the age of 57 with her husband of 30 years, Robert (Bob) at her side, on Friday, March 10th, 2006, at the Toronto General Hospital, following a lengthy and courageous battle with complications from a liver transplant last October. Loving mother of Richard and Marc. Dear sister of Judy Reid (Wayne), and sister-in-law Diane Guay (Claude). Loving aunt of Kate Lord (Doug) and Doug (Colleen), Michel (Sophie), great-aunt to Kaitlyn and Mathew Lord, Sydney and Jack Reid. Loving niece of Elsie Sanders, predeceased by her parents Al and Eunice Cheesman of Chateauguay, Quebec. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 16th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Donations in lieu of flowers to: Toronto General Hospital – Liver Transplant Unit or the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Toronto Star; 2006-03-13
“It’s not that I don’t have a good memory, it’s just that it’s short.”
Born: Montreal, May 1, 1949
Probable Destination: Closing windows on a cold day
Claim to Fame: Her good, natural attitude
Pet Peeve: Open windows on cold days
Activities: Drama Club
Lynn died of a rare stomach disorder.
1949 Lynn 1975
Beloved wife of
According to her Death Certificate, Lynn died of cancer on April 23, 1975 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was 25 years old.
James Whittal – “Jim”
Get behind me Satan, and give me a push.”
Origin: Montreal, December 27, 1947
Ambition: Chemical Engineer
Probable Destination: Chief Sanitary Engineer
Claim to Fame: His bouffant hairdo
Pet Peeve: Girls who sing while I’m dancing with them.
WHITTAL, James Sidney. Went peacefully home to God in Kamloops, B.C. after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of fifty-two. Beloved husband of June Crawley. Dear father to James and Kimberly (Derek) and adoring grandfather to Karrissa. Cherished son of Janet and the late Robert J. Whittal and loving brother to Robert (Margaret). He will be sadly missed. Memorial service to be held at St.
Andrew’s United Church, Chateauguay on December 17.
The Montreal Gazette, December 3, 2000
“The whole world is queer save me and thee and even thou are a bit odd.”
Origin: Montreal, June 4, 1949
Ambition: Social worker
Probable Destination: Writing marriage proposals to John Lennon for the rest of her life.
Claim to Fame: Only person who gets all of Lynn’s jokes all of the time.
Pet Peeve: Boys with short hair and cuffs on their pants.
Activities: Yearbook, Beatles, Dancing
Nancy died in a car accident in December 1990.