Class of 74

Lynda Stevens

Lynda Stevens

“Marriage is the prime cause of divorce.”

Pet Peeve: Monday mornings
Claim to Fame: My long hair
Activities: Figure Skating



Lynda died of kidney disease on April 7, 2020 in Hamilton, Ontario.

Submitted by her brother Bryan

Derek Stewart

Derek Stewart

“I am so modest, I have to brag about it.”

Destiny: Billionaire
Probable Destiny: Billionaire
Pet Peeve: Braggart
Claim to Fame: My Modesty
Activities: Skiing


Derek Kennedy Stewart of Thorold, Ontario passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines site—NHS on February 17, 2020. Derek is survived by his loving wife, Wendy Luce Stewart; children Sean and Allie (Max), of Niagara Falls; and Logan of Richmond BC, along with his mother, Noreen Stewart; sister Susan (Kevin) Braun and brother, Bill Stewart, all of Mississauga ON. Derek is also survived by his stepson, Jeffery (Rebecca Moore) Meyer of St. Catharines, and was “Papa Derek” to Matthew and Callie Meyer. Proud uncle of Stephanie Braun of Toronto and Sarah (Ryan) Brown of Cambridge; Vanessa (Joel) Barbera of Fonthill and Shannon Stewart of Niagara Falls. Derek is also survived by his sister-in-law Sherri Stewart of Niagara Falls and cousins Karen (Derrick) White of Abbotsford, BC and Tarah (Dennis)Brookfield- Lund of Kitchener. He was predeceased by his father, Frederick Stewart. Throughout his 63 years, Derek faced many health challenges, and life in general with complete determination: the word failure was not in his vocabulary. He was a photocopier and business machine service technician across Niagara for more than 30 years, most recently with Ricoh Canada. He loved politics and hearty debate, science fiction books, classic cars, fishing, boating, NASCAR, Star Trek and John Wayne movies with equal passion. His love of life on the fast side, however, was stronger than his heart: his wit and pointed insights will be greatly missed. Arrangements have been entrusted with Passfield Mortuary Services Inc. Condolences may be left at Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Canadian Corps in Thorold.

Published in St. Catharines Standard on February 20, 2020

Larry McIntosh
Larry McIntosh

Destination: Technical engineer
Probable Destiny: Assistant pencil sharpener
Pet Peeve: School
Claim to Fame: Freedom
Activities: Girl Watching
Weakness: Girls

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Lawrence E. McIntosh passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the age of 62. Predeceased by his parents Everett and Margaret as well as his wife Francine. He is survived by his two daughters, Stephanie and Nicole, his sister Linda, his two brothers Randy and Todd, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral will be held at St. Andrews Church in Chateauguay on October 19 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (  Used with permission from Larry’s sister

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Destination: Journalist
Probable Destination:
Editing Superman comics
Claim to Fame: Looking innocent
Activities: Band, swimming
Weakness: Peanut Butter



Tamara Valeri DixonTammy Dixon old
September 15, 1957 – May 27, 2019-08-09

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tamara Valeri Dixon on Monday May 27, 2019. Tamara is daughter of Pearl Mary Atkinson and the late Kenneth Arnold Dixon. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Philip St Louis, her sons, Curtis and Brett and daughter-in-law, Barbie Gauthier, mother Pearl, brother Michael and sister Shanly (Jones), brothers in law, Scott Jones, and Micheal St Louis, sisters in law, Iris Michelson, and Germaine St Louis, niece Cassandra Jones and nephew Charles Jones.

Tamara will be remembered for her strength of character, tenacity, generosity and love for others. She exercised every day, and enjoyed outdoor activities including skiing, hiking and biking around the Stanley Park Seawall.

A caring devoted wife and mother, she always had us looking for new challenges. We miss you and we shall always love you. May we meet again in the next life.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The BC Cancer Agency at

Published in The Vancouver Sun on July 5, 2019

Debbie Keeler

Debbie Keeler


“Stop talking while I’m interrupting.”

Commercial Artist
Probable Destination: Teaching finger painting



Debbie Keeler oldDeborah May Le Brun (Keeler)

With sadness the family announces the passing of Deborah on March 14, 2019 at the age of 61. A memorial service was held on March 21 in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home in Winnipeg.


Kevin Matchett

20180714_212434_resizedDestination: Baseball star
Probable Destiny: “Coke, Pepsi, 7Up”
Pet Peeve: Howard
Claim to Fame: Brain
Activities: Girls, sports
Prototype: Burt Reynolds
Weakness: School



According to Kevin’s brother Alan, Kevin passed away in Welland, Ontario on November 5, 2015. Kevin was a salesman for GFS (Gordon Food Services) and he leaves behind four children: Aaron, Amy, Zoe, and Liam.

Gary Floyd

Gary Floyd


Destination: NHL referee
Probable Destination: CAHA referee
Pet Peeve: Short hair
Activities: Hockey
Prototype: Me
Weakness: Girls




FLOYD, Gary Stephen
Jan 8, 1957 – April 15, 2018

Gary passed away peacefully on April 15, 2018 at the age of 61. Gary, beloved son of William Floyd and Maud Harrison Floyd. He leaves behind his sisters Debbie (Mike) and Wendy (Mark), his two nephews, two nieces and great nieces.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held on May 5, 2018 at 11 am at St. Georges Anglican Church, 162 boulevard Saint-Francis, Chateauguay. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to Ableliving Services – Trillium Health Partners Foundation.

Chris Viereck

Chris Viereck

“The road to success is constantly under construction.”

Destination: Ecologist
Probable Destination: Litterbug
Claim to Fame: My big feet





Christopher Hans Viereck
10/27/1957 – 12/19/2017

Christopher Hans Viereck, Ph.D., died on December 19, 2017 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City from complications due to cancer. He was 60. A private funeral was held in Ormstown, Quebec on December 27th, 2017. Christopher Viereck is survived by his mother Elfriede Viereck; his wife Sitta Cohen, sons Jonathan and Peter; and siblings, Christina, Cornelius, Claudia, and Corinna. His father, Hans Viereck died within days of his beloved son’s passing. Christopher was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on October 27, 1957 and grew up in Chateauguay, Quebec. A graduate of McGill University (B.Sc.) and the University of Western Ontario (M.Sc.), he earned a Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of Basel. Dr. Viereck had a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, conducting research and publishing articles. He was a strong athlete, elegant skater and loved hockey. Since his teens he played guitar, and rock music remained one of his passions. A devoted husband and father, he settled in Basking Ridge, New Jersey where he and his wife raised their family. His strength, wisdom, and dedication were exemplary, and he will be deeply missed.

Published in Montreal Gazette from January 25, 201

Karen Donohue

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“Live and love.”

Pet Peeve: Boring weekends
Claim to Fame: My size 2 feet
Weakness: Joe M
Prototype: Inchworm




Karen Donohue

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DONOHUE, Karen 1957 – 2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Karen Donohue, on November 4, 2017, at the age of 60. She is survived by her beloved mother Evelyn, her sister Patricia (Rob), her nephews Ian and Shayne and also her great-nephew Jaxson. She will also be greatly missed by many friends and other relatives. Visitations will take place at Alexandre Nicole Complexe Funéraire Châteauguay 96, boul. St-Jean-Baptiste Châteauguay on Saturday November 11, at 12:30 p.m., followed by a eulogy at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Published in Montreal Gazette on Nov. 8, 2017

David LeBrun


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February 9, 1957 – July 1, 2011 Beloved husband, father, grandfather will be deeply missed. No service to follow. Cremation has taken place. Rest in Peace David.

From the Winnipeg Free Press, July 08, 2011

Danny Harvey


Destination: Marine biologist
Probable Destination: Bait
Pet Peeve: Fish
Claim to Fame: Brains
Activities: Track, football



HARVEY Daniel “Danny”. In Chateauguay on April 11, 1999, at the age of forty-one years. Passed away Danny Harvey, loving son of Frances and Sidney Harvey, he will also be sadly missed by his daughter Gabriele, his brothers Brian and Kevin, his sister-in-law Micheline, his ex-wife Gisele, his aunts Violet, Hellen and Vera, his uncle John; many cousins and many friends. Resting at Dallaire & Wilson Funeral Home, Chateauguay.

Perry Pestano

Perry Pestano“Love beer and girls.”

Destination: Electrician
Probable Destination: Drunk
Claim to Fame: My —-
Activities: Sex or sports
Weakness: Sharp brads



Perry Pestano
August 6, 1957 – April 9, 2016

PERRY Pestano oldOn April 9th, 2016, at age 58, Perry lost his fight with cancer at JFK hospital near Boynton Beach, Florida, which he called home. He was a well-respected business owner and ran a successful electrical company for well over 30 years. His last days were spent with family and close friends, many who traveled far to see and be with him. He then left this world surrounded by those who loved him. We all feel he leaves an unfinished life, although hearing the many stories at his gathering and since, he lived it to the fullest— always on the go, his ever present charm, wit and generous spirit, never left a dull moment.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Dana (Dikaitis) Pestano, his two children Briana and Kyle Pestano, who he loved dearly, his mother Marie Pestano, brother Mark Pestano, his sisters Gail Bost (Walter), Jenn Pestano (Brian Auerbach), his nephew, Michael Jeffrey Godel (Amy), their children, (Layne and Isla), and his many nieces, Tara Godel Repucci (Michael), and their children (Gabriella and Dominic), Tiffany, Brittany, and Koral Auerbach, all of whom will miss his joy and love of life.

He is now once again spending time with his dad Walter Pestano.

Rest peacefully.

Submitted by Perry’s wife Dana.

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson“Honesty is the road to starvation.”

Destination: Bum
Probable Destination: Musician
Pet Peeve: Bugged about my frizzies
Activities: Debbie
Weakness: Guitars



Anderson, Paul Anthony – August 1, 1957 – January 1, 2016
Husband of Kathryn Pocrnic. After a brief battle, Paul lost his fight against cancer at home, with Kathryn by his side, on New Year’s Day. He was pre-deceased by his father Howard Carl Anderson and his mother Elsie Drennan Anderson. He was the light of his wife Kathryn’s life and will be forever missed. He will be missed by his sister Sharon Rego (Joe) and his nieces Dawn and Diana and his nephew David. He will always be remembered by his family in Northern Ireland. He will also be sorely missed by his extended family of April (Keith), Shaylah, Naturelle and Keisha. Keith Henry Jr., who Paul called KH, will always be reminded of how much his Papa Paul loved him. He will also be missed by all his amazing and supportive friends that helped us through this time. Cremation has already taken place. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at the Golden Pheasant, aka The Duck, in St. Catharines on January 31. All are welcome to come and sing or play a song in memory of Paul.

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Joanne Salvatore

Joanne Salvatore

Destination: Actress
Probable Destination: Usherette
Pet Peeve: Cigarettes
Claim to Fame: My red hair
Prototype: “Lucky”
Weakness: French Fries



. 1957-2002. Passed away suddenly on October 24, 2002 at the age of forty-five years. Beloved daughter of Florence and Samuel. Loving sister of Diane (Serge Nusbaum), Nancy (Phil Dziedzic) and John (Chelsea). Cherished aunt of Jesse, Vanessa, Stephanie and Chiara. She will be greatly missed as she brought joy, laughter and warmth to her family. Visitation will take place at Alfred Dallaire, Chateauguay on Wednesday, October 30. A graveside service will be held at Mount Royal Cemetery on Thursday, October 31, 2002. “May her soul be surrounded by angels.”

Published in The Gazette on Oct. 29, 2002

Glenn Thomson
Glenn Thomson

“I like it.”
Destiny: Mechanic
Probably Destiny: Sleeping under cars
Pet Peeve: Gym
Activities: Skiing
Weakness: Val

THOMSON, Glenn – It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Glenn on August 9, 2011, at the age of 55. Beloved husband of Valerie (nee Barnabei), loving father of Melanie and her financée Rich. Survived by brothers Ron, Grant, sister Brenda and their families. Glenn has been reunited with his beloved mother and father. Sadly missed by his mother and father-in-law George and Ann and brother-in-law Rod. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service was held in Mississauga, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Published in the Toronto Star, August 17, 2011

Bruce Cashion

Bruce Cashion

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Bruce Cashion April 4th 1956- January 27th 2014 Passed away at the Anna-Laberge Hospital early morning of January 27th, 2014. Beloved husband of Linda Stevens. Much loved by son Adam (Shannon), daughters Hollie (Justin) and Hope (Dustin). Adored grandfather of Kennadie. Brother of the late Michael (Christine) and Randy (Diane).Will be greatly missed by nieces and nephews.

There will be a gathering for people to come pay their respects and share their fondest memories of him. The service will be held on Saturday, February 8th at Saint Andrew’s United Church, in Chateauguay.

Published in The Gazette on Feb. 1, 2014

Robert Darker

Robert Darker
“Speak to my agent.”

Ambition: Dentist
Probable Destination: Tooth fairy
Pet Peeve: Smart people
Activities: Chess, bouncer
Weakness: Food

Darker, Robert Alexander
Nov 12, 1957 – September 25, 2011

Robert Darker beloved husband of Kathrine Darker passed away at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary on Sunday, September 25, 2011 after a courageous fight with cancer at the age of 53 years.
Robert Darker1Robert is survived by his loving wife Kathy and five children, Eric Darker (Taneil Wilson),Melanie Nielson (Jordan), John Darker (Amanda), James Darker (Marlena Paca) and Stephen Darker who is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ogden, Utah; and three grandchildren, Skyler, Ethan and Ryley Nielson. Robert is also survived by his mother Joan (Gordon) Packer, sister Sue, brother Don and a large extended family. Rob was predeceased by his father John Darker.

Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Parkland Chapel, Calgary on September 30. There will be a time for visiting with the family prior to the service at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 am. A Graveside Service will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.

Andy Ogilvy

Andy Ogilvy
Destination: Basketball pro
Probable Destination: Midget Wrestler
Claim to Fame: My size: 4’7”
Pet Peeve: Bib Andy
Prototype: Joe Grey
Activities: Tennis

OGILVY, J. Andrew (Andy). Died peacefully in his forty-ninth year, after a courageous four year battle. Beloved son of Jim and Pam Ogilvy and devoted brother to Ann and Lyn (David). He was a favorite uncle to his nephews, Jesse, Paton, Bryn, Will and Shawn. Visitation Friday, May 19 at Dallaire Wilson Funeral Home, 123 Maple, Chateauguay. Memorial service, Saturday, May 20 at St. Andrew’s United Church, 46 Dupont West, Chateauguay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MUHC Oncology Department, the S.P.C.A. or the charity of your choice.

Montreal Gazette, May 17, 2006