No yearbook photo
“The world is like an onion. It stinks.”
Probable Destination: Selling tickets to some anti-cop riot
Favourite Haunt: The Mustache
Claim to Fame: Beer pot
Weakness: Pretty girls
Activities: Guitar, Car mechanics
Following a courageous battle with cancer, Will passed away quietly at home on September 9, 2020, surrounded by his family and dearest friends at the age of 67. He is survived by his loving wife Cherryl, daughters Emily (Jon), Mary (Scott) and stepdaughter Crystal (Jamie). Grandsons Crosby, Quinn; Eli, Leo and Oli. Sister Joy, sons Doug (Stephanie), Matt (Carollyn), Jake (Lisa) Aunt Yvonne, Uncle Ron and Families. Predeceased by his mother Peggy (1926-1990), father William (1916-2001) and brother-in-law Doug Currie (1947-2014). Will was an amazing husband, dad, grandad, brother, uncle and cherished best friend of Bob, Jan, Gary and Cathy. He will be sorely missed by his beloved dog Murphy and all who knew him. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a memorial service will be held a later date. Donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.cremationandcelebrations.com/
Published in the London Free Press on September 12, 2020
“I am skeptical about hospitals after what happened to my mother in one, me.”
Activities: Dances, yearbook
Pet Peeve: People singing in the morning.
January 24, 1955 – April 14, 2019
On April 14, 2019 at the age of 64. Beloved sister to Kathleen Mulcair (Kevin), Kevin (Tracy), Stephen (Angela), Maura Morgan, and Patrick (Ann). She will be dearly missed by nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Family and friends may visit at the Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Road N., Whitby, Ontario on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Mass to be held Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Please visit www.barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com for further information or to leave an online condolence.
Ambition: Greatest architect ever
Probable Destination: Greatest janitor ever
Pet Peeve: Mr. B.
Fav. Haunt: Pit’s & Moby’s
Weakness: Bar money
Activities: Hockey, TV, swimming
No yearbook photo
LACROIX, Jean Pierre
2 January 1955 – 5 April 2007 It is with great sadness that the family of Pierre announces his passing after a long bout with cancer. He is survived by his parents Muriel and Emilien, his children Dominique, David, Georgia, Mathieu and Jaden and his siblings Stefan, Kit and Rosemary. Pierre had a large extended family and many close friends across Canada and in the telecommunications business world. His courage, kindness, engaging conversation and passionate guitar playing will be forever missed by us all. A remembrance was held in Sooke, BC.
Published in Vancouver Sun on April 28, 2007
Pet Peeve: Sun glasses on a cloudy day.
Alan was born March 18, 1955 and passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 1, 2018 at the age of 62 years. He was the second born child of George and Barbara Jenner and brother of Judy.
Alan was the husband of Cathy Raiber and loving father to Matthew, Amanda and Patrick, grandfather to Alex and Hayden, son-in-law to Anton and June Raiber and brother-in- law to Anthony, Andrea and Janet.
He will be remembered as an avid golfer, sailor and hockey player, his tennis skills were not bad either. He cooked real good, like awesomely good. He was kind and funny. He brightened our lives and we miss him dearly.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 1305 Main Street, Airdrie, AB on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alan’s memory to the Calgary Women’s Shelter, #500 – 1509 Centre Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2G 2E6 (www.calgarywomensshelter.com).
Claim to Fame: My height
Favourite Haunt: Library
Activities: Sports, swimming
Passed away on April 15, 2017 in Chateauguay, at the age of 62. He leaves to mourn his relatives and friends.
“Good girls should love their brothers, but I so good have grown, that I love other brothers far more than my own.”
Pet Peeve: Bossy people.
February 23, 1955 – March 25, 2017
Passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer early Saturday morning.
She will be greatly missed and we know she is at peace now joining her family in heaven. Respecting Susan’s wishes there will be no service held. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Published in The Gazette on Mar. 28, 2017
“I am the president.”
Destination: First President in Canada
Probable Destination: Third man on a West End garbage truck.
Claim to Fame: His hair
John Saunders of Westchester, N.Y. passed away much too soon at the age of 61 on August 10, 20166. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he came to the United States in 1974 to attend Western Michigan University where he would play hockey – a sport that had become and would remain a lifelong passion. He later transferred to Ryerson Polytechnical in Toronto, where he was an all-star on the Ontario University Athletic Association. John was a member of the Ryerson hockey team from 1977-78 and in 2013 was inducted into the Ryerson Athletics Hall of Fame.
John soon pursued a career in sports broadcasting and in the decades that followed, became one of the industry’s most recognizable, versatile and popular commentators. Starting on the air in his native Canada and eventually moving to television, John eventually became of the most popular sportscasters in his home town working for CITY TV. He later returned to the United States and worked for WMAR in Baltimore. John’s career took a major turn in 1986 when he was hired by ESPN, the 24-hour sports network which was only seven years old at the time. Over the course of an illustrious 30-yaer career at ESPN (and ABC Sports), he would form a special connection with sports fans through his warm, unassuming and professional style while working before, during and after the sporting world’s biggest events. He was a pillar and a pioneer and was a mentor to many.
It was while working at ESPN that he formed a unique bond with former college basketball coach-turned ESPN analyst Jim Valvano, first as a colleague then as a dear friend. John was by Jim’s side at games and in studio and remained there throughout Jim’s personal and challenging battle with cancer, a fight Jim lost in 1993 at the age of 46.
John helped form The V Foundation for Cancer Research, which carries on the “Don’t Give Up … Don’t Ever Give Up” legacy of his friend Jim Valvano. John’s tireless efforts as a V Foundation board member since its inception became a hallmark of his enduring generosity. He was a caring and kind friend, and his distinctive laugh was irresistible.
Although a public figure, John was intensely private. He was a devoted and beloved family man. He cherished time spent with his loved ones and was thoughtful and supportive and compassionate. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and uncle. John is survived by his wife Wanda, and his daughters Aleah and Jenna.
Private family activities will be held August 13/14 for the immediate family. Visiting will take place on Thursday, August 18 at Edwards Dowdle Funeral Home, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Wanda and brother Bernie will welcome friends and guests. No services or formalities will take place. A larger celebration of John’s life will take place in the coming weeks.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, John Saunders Research Grant to help kids battling cancer at www.jimmyv.org
“If it feels good, do it!”
Destination: A super scholar teacher at HSB
Probable Destination: Mechanic
Favourite Haunt: Elvira’s pad
RICE, Wayne, 1954 – 2015
Peter Wayne Aronhienes Rice passed away on September 10, 2015, at the age of sixty-one years. Survived by his loving wife Anna Mae, his daughter, Amy (Kariwakeron), his granddaughters, Dade (Miles) and Bunny, his mother Rita (Herby), his siblings: Margie (Sweenie), Vicky, Carol (Darryl), Glenda (Barry), Lisa (So:se) Kurt (Tricia), Tammy (Chris), Boy-Boy, Johnny (Karen), Barbara (Mark), Louie (Carlene), and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Don and his sisters Janice and Diane. Private visitation for immediate family was held at Mama’s home on Sunday, September 13. Public visitation beginning on Monday, September 14, at the Kahnawà:ke Longhouse. Funeral service held Tuesday, September 15 in the Longhouse, burial at Kateri Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center.
Published in The Gazette on Sept. 14, 2015
“All men are born free and equal, then some get married.”
Destination: Mechanical Engineer
Weakness: Wine, women and song
Activities: School Band
McCALLUM, James Eric (Rick)
It is with profound sadness that Kathy McCallum and her sons announce the passing of James (Ric) McCallum on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 following a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born October 9, 1955 in Montreal, Quebec Canada to James Leonard and Mary Margaret (Murphy) McCallum.
Ric was a devoted family man, with an easy spirit that made him a trusted friend to so many. He enjoyed cars, guitars, boats and BBQ’s. He was committed to the music ministry as musician playing bass guitar at Sunday Masses at St. Ann Catholic Church in Coppell for over 15 years. He also volunteered for the Coppell High School Band for 8 years as a chaperone and instrument truck driver for games and contests. Printing was his work passion and he was a brilliant trouble shooter, print expert, electrical technician and printing press operating instructor. He started his own business as an independent contractor in 2009. Many of his customers considered him, not only a top notch technician, but also a friend. He traveled the world for both work and pleasure. He was always game for new adventures. Although he was not blessed with grandchildren yet, he loved babies and children, soon becoming “Mr. Ric” to many. We loved his laugh, his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. We will miss him terribly.
Ric is preceded in death by his father, James L. McCallum. He is survived by his mother, Mary Murphy McCallum; sister, Christine Harris and her husband Larry and their daughter Tammy and her husband Tom; brothers, Bill McCallum, Glen McCallum and his wife Brigit and their children, Joey, James, Matthew and Tiffany; Donnie McCallum and his wife Tina and their children, Owen, Evan and Braeden; Sean McCallum all of Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada; wife, Kathy McCallum of Coppell, Texas; sons, Ross McCallum and his wife Amy of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Warren McCallum of Coppell, Texas and numerous cousins in Canada and the United States.
There will be a Memorial Celebration in October in the presence of his ashes at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Chateauguay.
Louis T. Montour
“Cool or Not Cool”
Destiny: M.D.’ing my way to millions
Favourite Pastime: Procrastication
Favourite Haunt: In her arms
Dr. Louis T. Montour
Daily Camera, The (Boulder, CO) – Wednesday, April 3, 2002
Feb. 13, 1955 – April 1, 2002
Dr. Louis T. Montour of Broomfield died of cancer on Monday, April 1, 2002, at his home. He was 47.
Born Feb. 13, 1955, in Kahnawake, Quebec, he was the son of Louis Montour and Agnes Phillips Montour. He married Elizabeth Montour on Aug. 14, 1983. They divorced in 1997. He married Martha McMillen on Feb. 17, 2001, in Broomfield.
He graduated from McGill University in 1979. Dr. Montour was a physician in family practice and chemical dependency at Kaiser Permanente from 1994 to 2001.
He was a member of Certificant of the College of Family Practice of Canada, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Board of Family Practice and American Society of Addiction Medicine. He enjoyed golf, gardening, jogging, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing.
“Louis came from poor beginnings to be the only Native American physician in his community,” his family said.
Survivors include his wife of Broomfield; three daughters, Julia Montour and Rachel Montour, both of Broomfield, and Rita Montour of Boulder; his mother; four sisters; and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Andrew Montour and Michael Montour.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Broomfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gary Parmenter will officiate. Burial will be in Kahnawake, Quebec.
“An optimist sees a light that isn’t there. A pessimist comes along and blows it out.”
Favourite Pastime: Sleeping in late
Activities: Skiing, sailing and sleeping
Thomas, Joanne Wendy (Cunningham)
Suddenly on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at the age of fifty-two. Survived by her husband Don, children Douglas and Margery, her mother Sheila Cunningham (Chateauguay, QC), sisters Gerry (Jim Pfeiffer), Heather Cunningham, and her brother Jim Cunningham. Joanne was a long time dental hygienist (twenty-five years), an active member of the Orleans United Church, an Alto in the Carleton University Choir, and an avid quilter. Joanne touched many lives with her willingness to always lend a helping hand. A Celebration of life service will be held at Orleans United Church on Friday, November 23, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be made in her name to the “Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada” 620 Colborne Street, Suite 301, London, Ontario N6B 3R9 or to “Orleans United Church” 1111 Orleans Blvd., Orleans, ON K1C 7C8.
Published in the Montreal Gazette from 11/20/2007 – 11/22/2007
“Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.”
Destination: Commander in Chief of the Botswanan Armed Forces
Probable Destination: Greenhouse Keeper
Scott died in August 1985 in Toronto, according to his sister Rae.