Class of 76

Gerry Davies

“I shall not return!”

Destination.: Dawson
Probable Destination: St. Lawrence Street
Claim to Fame: Mad bomber, Rock freak, Food freak

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerry Davies, on November 5th 2021, at the age of 62 years old, in Châteauguay. He leaves behind his children, Kimberley (Greg), Amanda (Mike), Matthew (Krista) and Kyle (Sabrina), his grandchildren, Francis, Lucas, Emmett, Torey and Emma, his sister Marlene, and other relatives and friends.
Visitations took place at Complexe funéraire Châteauguay – Alexandre Nicole on Monday November 15th, followed by a ceremony.
– used with the permission of his son Matthew

Ron Hitchen

Destination: Cruising poolshark

Probable Destination:  Wrecking heads

Ronald Hitchen (Ron)

February 5, 1959 – February 3, 2021              

At the age of sixty-one, Ronald Jr. passed away tragically in Regina, where he had been living for many years. Born in Montreal to Dilys Thomas and Ron Hitchen (now deceased), he lived in NDG for his early years, and then moved to Chateauguay as a young teenager. Ron always loved cars, swimming, travelling, food and dogs. His best friend was his sister, Bonnie (Gregg Girard) He was Godfather to his nephew Jamie and his niece Dana. Ronald was a kind soul and a true friend to many.
Sadly, Ron developed schizophrenia as a young adult. He finally received the help he needed when he moved to Regina, and was under the care of the Salvation Army Waterston Centre. For this we are forever grateful. They will hold a memorial service for Ronald on February 16th.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army Waterston Centre, 1845 Osler Street, Regina SK S4P 1W1 or to the S.P.C.A. Montérégie – 178 Chemin du Vide, Ste-Angèle-de-Monnoir, Québec, J0L 1P0
Please reach out to those suffering with mental illness.

Published in The Montreal Gazette on February 13, 2021

Dean Desrosiers

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Mr. Dean Desrosiers, a 13 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496, passed away March 12, 2020. The Officers, Members & Staff extend their deepest sympathy.

Published on March 19, 2020 in the Calgary Sun

Michael Scammell

Michael Scammell

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SCAMMELL, Michael. On Monday, November 6, 2000. Loving husband of Lorraine Duchaine and loving father of Amy and Aaron, brother of Roy and Debbie, son of Robert and Joan. He will be missed by his friends and family. Funeral from the Complexe Funeraire Chateauguay on November 10.

The Montreal Gazette, November 9, 2000

Brenda Hodge
Brenda Hodge

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HODGE, Brenda Ann  Born December 15, 1959 in Montreal, moved to Vancouver in 1979. Brenda passed away peacefully on October 10th <2005>,after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Brenda’s life was full, her passions being hairdressing, fashion, the Arts, family, friends and travel. Survived by her devoted husband, Chris, Mom, Ellen and sisters Diana and Colleen and their spouses, relatives and friends. A celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at the Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC on Friday, October 14th with reception following. Those who wish to reflect on Brenda’s life will be given an opportunity to speak. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Paul’s Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.

Published in Vancouver Sun and The Province on Oct. 13, 2005

Ann Ogilvy

Ann Ogilvy

“Nothing is the way it seems to be.”

Destiny: Theatre
Probable Destination: Another World
Claim to Fame: Long blond hair
Weakness: Keith E

OGILVY, Ann CarolAnn Ogilvy old
The unique and fun loving Ann Carol Ogilvy passed away at her home on September 16, 2017, leaving behind her beloved sons, Jesse Saward, Paton and Bryn Emberley, their father Glenn Emberley, and many close and supportive family and friends. She was the daughter of the late James Ogilvy and his wife Pamela Ogilvy, sister of Andrew (deceased) and Lyn (David) and aunt to Will and Shawn Steep. The family wishes to thank the following people for their wonderful care, Dr. Poilly, the nurses, Brenda, Andrea and Sarah, and the caregivers, Donna and Lisa. At Ann’s request, there will be no service. Ann wishes you to celebrate life and “live in the moments between moments.” Donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA or a charity of your choice. Ann lived life on her terms and died the same way. Her spirit will always be with us.
Published in Montreal Gazette on Sept. 19, 2017

Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson“I am part of all that I have met.”

Destination: Taking care of children
Probable Destination: Being taken care of
Pet Peeve: Lying

Mary Helen Clarke
September 19, 1959 – March 2, 2017

Mary Thompson oldMary passed away from cancer at age 57, with her husband and 5 children at her side. During her last few days Mary told us, “I’m ready to go home to be with Jesus.” She is survived by her loving family: husband Greg; sons Dane (Johanna), Leighton, Brandon (Sandra), and Trevor (Lindsay); daughter Tiffany (Jonathan); parents Ted and Ethel Thompson; siblings Peter (Janet), David, Michael, Mark (Jessica), Janet (Steven), and Jennifer; grandchildren Hannah, Coeyn, William, and Evelyn; and many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank all of her doctors, nurses, and friends for their wonderful support through this journey.

Mary enjoyed cooking and baking in her home. She loved her family and always took care of them. Her favorite hobbies were gardening, quilting, knitting, boating, and almost-daily walks along the Nechako river.  A memorial service will be held at Lakewood Alliance Church on Friday, March 10, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Prince George Hospice Society would be greatly appreciated.

Joanne Hannan
Joanne Hannan

Destination: Marilyn Monroe
Probable Destination: Godzilla
Claim to Fame: My eyelashes
Activities: Dancing
Pet Peeve: Being called Skinny
Weakness: Food, guys

HANNAN, Joanne. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joanne, on November 10, 2007 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. We take solace in knowing that she joins her mother Juliette who will be greeting her with open arms in Heaven. She leaves behind her beloved husband Greg, her precious daughters Sarah and Laura, her loving siblings Linda, Stephen, Edie, Allan, their families, as well as her father Gerard and countless friends. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have known her can take solace in the fact that she left this world a better place; making a difference in the lives of those she touched. She will be greatly missed. Please join us in a celebration of her life at Rideau Funeral Home in Dollard-des-Ormeaux on Tuesday, November 13, 2007. A funeral service was held at in the Rideau Chapel on Wednesday, November 14. In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Island Palliative Care Residence would be greatly appreciated. Forever in our hearts.

Published in the Montreal Gazette on 11/13/2007

Dale Laborgne

Dale Laborgne
“Skinnyness runs in my family; it just ran past me.”

Destination: Hairstylist

Probable Destination: Shampoo girl

Claim to Fame: Pino

Laborgne, Dale
1959 – 2015

From Kahnawake, on January 6, 2015, at the age of 55 years, passed away after a short illness, predeceased by her parents Henry and Joanne Laborgne.

She is survivied by her life-long partner Mahmoud Sadek, her loving siblings Loanne (Johnny), Stephen (Leslie), her twin sister Gale, Lynne (Frank), Diane (Doug) and Tricia (Andy), her step-daughter Nadia and grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends and her beloved cat Charlotte.

Resting at Poissant & Deer Funeral Home, Malone Street, Kahnawake. Funeral service on January 10 in St-Francis Xavier Mission, burial at Kateri Cemetery.

Published in The Gazette on January 8, 2015

Ronald Morrissey

Ronald Morrissey
Destination: Explosives Expert
Probable Destination: Blown to bits
Pet Peeve: Bad trumpeters
Activities: Music, boats

Ronald Morrissey

1958 – 2012 Suddenly at home on August 12, 2012. He leaves to mourn his sons Steven and Jared, brother James and sister Anita (Richard). He will be sadly missed by his cousins Kenneth (Moira), Ingrid (Edward), Sheldon (Cindy), Micheline ( Jean-Claude), Aunts Patricia and Ann (Sheldon). Funeral to take place on Saturday August 25th, 11 a.m. at OLPH, 295 Mc Leod Street, Chateauguay.

Published in The Gazette from August 23, 2012

Janyce McKay

Janyce McKay
Smile and the whole world smiles with you; cry and you cry alone.

Janyce McIntosh

September 27, 1959 – April 7, 2014

Janyce McKay oldThe family of Janyce Patricia McIntosh sadly announces her sudden passing on April 7, 2014 in Langley, BC. She will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband of 17 years, Bob McIntosh, her sons, Rick (Tabatha) Morse, Jeff (Laura) Morse, and Gordie McIntosh, grandchildren Shawn and Kurtis, her mother Joyce McKay of Ottawa, brothers Andrew, Derek and Dave of Ontario, her many nieces and nephews, and all of Bob’s family and friends.

Janyce was born 1959 in Montreal, the daughter of Joyce and the late John McKay. She lived her early years in Chateauguay Quebec then moved to Ottawa. In 1971 her family returned to Chateauguay. She graduated from Howard S Billings High School, with Bob, in 1976. She went on to Algonquin College Ottawa, earned a degree in Cartography, and moved to North Vancouver in 1981.

Janyce was a kind, loving, and giving friend. She proudly worked at Fraser Health for 26 years and will be greatly missed by co-workers and friends. She was an avid supporter of Langley Minor Football and Valley Ball Hockey associations where she volunteered as team manager for many years. She was dedicated to her family, friends, and pets.

Her love and spirit lifted us all higher and higher.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC.

Arrangements under the direction of Henderson’s Langley Funeral Home, Langley, BC.

Gladys Hollett

Gladys Hollett
“You don’t marry a man, you marry his life.”

Destination: Knowing five languages
Probable Destination: A mute
Weakness: Liverwurst

BACHAND, Gladys Marie (nee Hollett) – Peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 with grace and courage, Gladys passed away in the presence of her family, close friends and the love of her life, Steve. Gladys is predeceased by her mother Else and sister Ingrid Ann. Gladys is survived by George, Grant, Laila and Chelsea. Gladys’ zeal for life and her incredible sense of humour will be fondly remembered by family and friends in Canada, Wales, Norway and Germany. A celebration of Gladys’ life will be held at Murray Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, on Monday, April 30th. In lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto would be greatly appreciated. Vi vil aldri glemme deg .

Published in the Toronto Star from April 26 to April 28, 2012

Paul Prenovost

Paul Prenovost
“Have truck, will travel.”

Pet Peeve: Humdrum
Destination: High gear hauler.

PRENOVOST, Paul Charles
1959 – 2012
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, January 2nd, 2012, in Chateauguay. Survived by his siblings: Louise (Victor Carson), John (Madeleine Bérard and her children Annick and Émilie) and Mary Jane (Daniel Desrochers), also leaving his cherished Caroline Seres and her three children: Jesika, Ian and Scott, and all his nieces and nephews, Daniel, Benjamin, Devon, Diana, France and Simon. Special thanks to Dr. Sharon Dalrymple (Lakeshore General), Dr. Wilson Miller and the oncology department at the JGH.