Class of 79

Ian Brewster

Ian Brewster


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Ian Brewster
May 20, 1962 – February 28, 2020

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It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ian. He is survived by his loving wife Donna, his children Ryan (Emily), Courtney (Francesco), “Grampy” to Ian, Willow & Nathaniel. Son to his loving mother, Catherine (Late Robert Brewster) Brother, Robert (Colleen) , sister Julie-Anne (John), as well as many nieces, nephews. Loyal friend to so many. A legacy of laughter like no other, has gone too soon. Mass on March 14th at OLPH, celebration of life to follow at the Blvd Bar & Grill in Chateauguay

Published in the Montreal Gazette on March 6, 2020

Dave Wood

Dave Wood


Destination: Policeman
Probable Destination: Axe murderer
Pet Peeve: Librarians
Activities: Skiing


WOOD, David. Accidentally on September 17, 1982, aged nineteen years. Beloved son of Lewis Wood and Betty Parant, dear brother of Michael and Susan. Resting at the Wilson Funeral Home, Chateauguay. Service from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Monday, September 20. Interment Cote des Neiges Cemetery.

The Montreal Gazette, September 20, 1982

Steve Teichtmeister

Steve Teichtmeister


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Steve Teichtmeister
May 13, 1962 – May 20, 2010

My brother, Steve, passed away in a motorcycle accident in 2010, on a country road, not far from his home in Georgetown, Ontario. Sadly, it was the second death in our family, in as many months. Our mom passed away in March 201Steve Teichtmeister old0. We know they are together, drinking coffee and watching over us.  Steve graduated Howard S. Billings High School in 1979. His twin brother Hermann, along with his sisters, Sylvia and Elisabeth, are all alumni of HSB.

Steve graduated in Computer Science from McGill University and ran his own computer consulting company. He and his girlfriend, Barb, shared many happy years together, in Ontario.

Submitted by Steve’s sister Elisabeth

Norman Ferguson

Norman Ferguson

“If you can’t take money with you, “Don’t go.”

Destination: N.F.L.
Probably Destination: C.F.L. towel boy
Weakness: Girls, fast cars
Pet Peeve: Warm beer and cold women
Favourite Expression: Chicken on Acid
Activities: Football, paddling, and drinking


FERGUSON, Norman Jr.
1963 – 2015
On May 25, 2015 passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his family: Brock (Melanie), Alyssa (Scott), Katrina (Theodore), Natasha, Leela, Cécile, and Sharon. He has also left behind many relatives and friends. We would like to thank the oncology and palliative care team at St. Mary’s Hospital for their compassion and hard work. Visitations will be held at Alexandre Nicole Complexe Funéraire Châteauguay on May 30, 2015 followed by a Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.
Published in The Gazette on May 27, 2015

Richard Benson

Richard Benson



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“My brother Richard (Rik) Benson passed away February 5, 2000 of Rabdo Sarcoma a very rare form of throat cancer.”         Andrew Benson

Jeffrey Boyle

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Floyd and Jeffrey
Floyd Neil Boyle, at the age of 85, passed away on April 17, 2015. Jeffrey Ward Boyle, at the age of 53, passed away on April 16, 2015. Father and son were surrounded with love and family. They are truly missed. A Celebration of their lives will be held at St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall, Chateauguay on April 25.

Published in The Gazette, April 21, 2015

Debbie Fitzmaurice

Debbie Fitzmaurice

“Today is the tomorrow you dreamed about yesterday.”

Destination: Social worker / psychologist
Probable Destination: Douglas Hospital
Pet Peeve: People who are late, or forget to show up.
Activities: Writing poetry, telephone, whatever!


FITZMAURICE, Deborah Lyn. Sadly, Debi lost her 10 year battle with cancer on May 2, 2006 at the age of forty-three. She leaves behind her precious sons, Eric and Nicholas and their father Paul Benwell. She is survived by her parents, Lyn and Roy and sisters, Kim and Cindy. Debi had many very special friends who will miss her dearly. A Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Church in St. Bruno on Thursday, May 4 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Royal Victoria Hospital CanSupport or V.O.B.O.C.

Published in the Montreal Gazette May 3, 2006

Robert Ireland

“Honest, I didn’t do it!”
Robert Ireland
Destination: Business Lawyer
Probable Destination: Lawyer’s business

IRELAND, Robert Darren (Bobbie)

July 5th, 1962 – April 2nd, 2012

After a courageous battle, Bobbie has left this world in peace. Bobbie always had a zestfor life that carried him up until the end. He was brave and courageous.

He leaves behind his loving parents Pat (nee McCarthy) & George Ireland. He will always be in their hearts. Sister Susan. The best brother any sister would be proud to have. I will miss you Brother. His cherished nephew Evan Splicer who shared a mutual admiration. From early on in life Bobbie always had passion, through the years at Keith School all the way through Howard S. Billings, Dawson and beyond. Bobbie made friends he kept forever. Funeral will be private. Bobbie requests his friends raise their glass to him on July 5th, which would have been Bobbie’s 50th Birthday. If you would like please send a donation to any Cancer of your choice on Bobbie’s behalf. Many thanks go to Laurie Lindsay Burns & Suzie Letrud. Two beautiful ladies who were with Bobbie around the clock. Many thanks to the Nursing care at St. James Hospice. May you rest in peace, Bobbie, until we meet again.

Published in The Gazette on April 3, 2012

Wayne Cobb

Wayne Cobb
“They say that short people get nowhere in life, but I fooled them ‘cause I’m in 11th.

Destination: Fireman
Probable Destination: Fireworks in store tenement.
Pet Peeve: My voice.
Activities: Hockey, hockey, hockey and girls.

COBB, Wayne Wayne died suddenly on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the age of 48 years. He is survived by his loving wife Terry Cobb; daughter Kristin (partner, Chris) of Kelowna; son Jayden of Grand Forks; his mom Helen Cobb of Kelowna; mom and dad Laura and Don Fallu; two brothers Donnie (Vivian) of Grand Forks, Doug (Dale) of Ontario; sister Nancy (partner, Shane); many nieces, a nephew and many dear friends. Predeceased by his dad Doug. Sparkling eyes of turquoise, a smile that never ceased; here’s a man who loved to live and live to love and give. He chose to walk the sunny side, helping others see. Money may be lots of fun, but the best in life is free. A man of character and class, he held his head high, inspiring me to always reach no lower than the sky. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 25th at Springfield Funeral Home, with Terry Lige officiating. In lieu of flowers the family is suggesting you do something that would have touched Wayne’s heart and follow his belief in – pay it forward. Please do something for someone and help out another; as that is the way Wayne lived his life.

Kelowna Daily Courier, June 23, 2010

Paula Lapointe

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“You realize what the bet things are after you’ve lost them.”

Pet Peeve: Saying Good-bye, getting up early.
Activities: Softball, basketball, volleyball, laughing with Barbara.

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PAULA MAGEE (nee LAPOINTE) April 11th after a private battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Gerry. Proud mother of Kristi and Leah. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Cremation has taken place as per her wishes.

Family and friends are invited to Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 boul des Sources, DDO, Monday April 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday April 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. Service will take place Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Published in the Montreal Gazette on 4/17/2010