MORRITT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2002-05-10 published
MURRAY, Robert Edward
Ted MURRAY, beloved husband of Lois KENTNER, passed away peacefully at his residence in Clarksburg on Friday, May 3, 2002 in his 68th year. He was the loving father of Jim MURRAY and his wife Lori of Parry Sound; John MURRAY and his wife Laura of Clarksburg and Paul MURRAY and his wife Pattijo of Collingwood. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Macrina, Sarah and Daniele MURRAY; Hugh and Lily MURRAY; and Katlin and Rebecca MURRAY. Ted was predeceased by a brother, Hugh MURRAY and will be remembered by Hugh's wife Verna of Collingwood. Family received Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Monday afternoon and evening. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ, Nelson Street, Meaford on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 with Pastor Randy MORRITT officiating. Interment at Union Cemetery, Thornbury followed. As your expression of sympathy donations to the Church of Christ, Meaford or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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MORROW o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-09-11 published
Rita Catherine JOHNSTON
In loving memory of Rita Catherine JOHNSTON (née HANNAH) who passed away Thursday morning, September 5th, 2002 at Sudbury Regional Hospital, Laurentian Site at the age of 78 years.
Beloved wife of Lloyd JOHNSTON predeceased 1983. Loving mother of Joanne (husband Bruce HOFFORD) of Lively, Barry of Naughton, Kim (husband Gerry CHENIER/CHENÉ) of Lively and predeceased by infant daughter Sharon. Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Lori, Shelley, Darren, Melissa and great grand_sons Jacob, Ryan and Liam. Daughter of William MORROW and Hannah (née HEMBRUFF) HANNAH both predeceased. Dear sister of Victoria SELLARS of Scarborough and predeceased by Eleanor WHITE/WHYTE, Joe, Andy, Alberta McMILLAN, Clifford, Glen and Paddy.
Funeral service was held in the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent St. at Hazel Street, Sudbury on Saturday, September 7th, 2002. Internment at the Waters Cemetery, Lively. Donations to the Heart and Soul Campaign (Cancer Services) or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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MORSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-24 published
Beloved philanthropist left a rich legacy
Irving ZUCKER cared passionately about the arts
Order of Canada among many honours in life
Paul MORSE Torstar News Service
Irving ZUCKER is best known as Hamilton's most celebrated patron of the arts and learning.
But he was so much more.
An Order of Canada recipient, a Canada Council for the Arts member, World War 2 veteran, founder of a radio station and a successful entrepreneur -- Mr. ZUCKER was a something of a Renaissance man.
The long-time philanthropist died as a result of heart surgery at Toronto General Hospital Sunday morning. He was 82.
"He was a great friend. We worked on a lot of projects together and he will be sorely missed," said Heritage Minister Sheila COPPS, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East. "He had a finger in a lot of pies."
Even in retirement, Mr. ZUCKER was active on the Canada Council and was a citizenship court judge.
"He really, really cared about his Hamilton community, and his (Jewish) faith was really important to him," COPPS said.
Bernard BASKIN, rabbi emeritus of Hamilton's Temple Anshe Sholom, gave the eulogy at Mr. ZUCKER's funeral yesterday at Adas Israel Synagogue, attended by more than 300 people. Those in attendance included COPPS, former Ontario lieutenant-governor Lincoln ALEXANDER, local politicians and members of the arts community.
Outlining the many accomplishments of his late friend, BASKIN said that for Mr. ZUCKER, wealth was an instrument to be used for improving the world, not a deity to be worshipped.
"He was an outstanding philanthropist," BASKIN said in an interview. "I don't know anyone else who measures up to the depth and variety of his giving."
He believes Mr. ZUCKER's giving nature was a product of his early life. "He came from a modest background. He became successful early in life. Perhaps he felt he had to give something back."
Across Hamilton, grieving community leaders remembered a man who left a lasting legacy on the city's artistic life.
Larissa CIUPKA, communications officer with the Art Gallery of Hamilton, said Mr. ZUCKER defied description.
"He was larger than life and yet very approachable, friendly, happy to see you."
As a philanthropist, she said, he led by example. "It's one thing to get up on a soapbox and talk about it, it's another thing to actually do it. He was a doer."
"I'm devastated," said Theatre Aquarius artistic director Max REIMER.
"He was one of the first people I met when I came here. He took me out and talked the theatre and the city as if it was his. It was pretty exciting to think there was somebody like that here."
Mr. ZUCKER, or Zeke to his Friends, was born in Hamilton in 1920 and grew up in the city's north end, where his father was a watchmaker. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2 and trained aircrew in bombing and gunnery.
He became interested in broadcasting after the war, and founded CHIQ radio and later CHAM in Hamilton. He eventually assembled a network of radio stations in Ontario and eastern Canada. He bought CKOC/K-Lite FM in Hamilton and CJBK in London, Ontario, in 1993 and sold them three years ago.
In addition to his broadcasting interests, Mr. ZUCKER was president of Standard Industries Ltd. and Public Service Lighting Inc., and a director of Income Life Insurance Co.
During the 1960s, Mr. ZUCKER began to acquire paintings and sculptures. By the 1980s, he was concentrating on his art collection.
"He was always interested in upcoming and established artists," said Linda MacRAE, owner of Westdale Gallery and a long-time friend.
"He was always very much interested in abstract art and so he always wanted to be made aware of any new artist who'd come to my gallery," she said.
"He was like a kid in a candy store, actually."
In 1988, Mr. ZUCKER provided the funds for the restoration of the Blair Bruce painting collection at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He donated works of art valued at $2.5 million to the gallery in 1991 and his $500,000 donation was instrumental in allowing Theatre Aquarius to proceed with the construction of its new theatre building.
In 1994, he donated seven sculptures that had adorned his own garden to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The pieces are located in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Court on Commonwealth Square adjacent to the gallery.
Louise DOMPIERRE, Art Gallery of Hamilton president, said she will meet with Mr. ZUCKER's close Friends in the new year to plan a fitting tribute for him on behalf of the gallery.
"We're shocked and sorry about his passing. He was a true friend of the arts and the art gallery," she said. "He was a very generous contributor, not only to the art gallery but to the theatre and to individuals in the community. He will be missed enormously.
"He's leaving a big void."
Throughout his business career, Mr. ZUCKER supported various Jewish charities, as well as the United Way and fundraising for the Hamilton Place Auditorium.
In 1967, he founded the Irving Zucker Foundation, financed from his business ventures. The foundation established scholarships at McMaster University and has funded the Zucker lecture series at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business.
In 1999, he endowed McMaster's faculty of health sciences with the Albert Einstein-Irving Zucker Chair in Neuroscience.
"This was a major gift he'd wanted to make to the university, which he had so much respect for," said Dr. Sandra WITELSON, who was named to the chair.
Mr. ZUCKER's $1 million donation was matched by the university.
In 1995, Mr. ZUCKER was inducted into the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction, which honours prominent citizens who have brought credit to the community.
The last time Hamilton Mayor Bob WADE saw Mr. ZUCKER was a couple of months ago. He simply wanted to remind the mayor he was available if help was needed.
"That's the kind of man he was. He wanted to be a part of anything where his contribution could be made," Wade said. "He'll be missed by the community. He has helped the city tremendously."
In 1983, he was appointed to the Economic Council of Canada for three years. Thirteen years later, Sheila COPPS appointed him to the board of the Canada Council for the Arts. He was reappointed in 1999 to serve another three years.
But Mr. ZUCKER was most proud of being named a member of the Order of Canada for his philanthropy by governor-general Romeo LEBLANC in 1997.
He was honoured in 1999 by the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation for his leadership and commitment to area hospitals.
Mr. ZUCKER didn't limit his generosity to the arts community, said former Hamilton councillor Geraldine COPPS. When she needed his help for Lakeland Pool, he gave generously.
"It wasn't something particularly close to his heart, but if it was good for the community, Mr. ZUCKER would be there."
Stan KEYES, the federal Liberal caucus chair and Hamilton West Member of Parliament, called Mr. ZUCKER a leader and a good friend.
"There will be a void, a huge void, until someone steps up to the plate, but I don't know if anyone will be able to step up and fill the void that Irving has left."
Four years ago, Mr. ZUCKER received an honorary doctor of laws degree from McMaster University.
President Peter GEORGE called Mr. ZUCKER a good friend to the university. "He reached out into so many activities in this community and all of Canada."
Mr. ZUCKER leaves his children Martin, David and Susan ZUCKER- RAKOFF, brother Bernard ZUCKER, sister Faye LEIBTAG and close companion Irene HALE. He had been divorced from his first wife for many years.
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MORTIMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-16 published
ATKINSON, Irene Lucy (ATWILL) -- Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Thursday, December 12, 2002, Irene Lucy (ATWILL) ATKINSON, formerly of Oshawa and Victoria, British Columbia in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick J. ATKINSON (1979.) Loved mother of Vera and Norm WILDE of Grand Bend, Doris MORTIMER of Las Vegas and Fred ATKINSON of Suffolk, England. Loving grandma of Barbara and Bill WALLER, Ken WILDE, Kelly, Brandi and Jason ATKINSON; great-grandma of Shannon WALLER, Bradley and Amy WALLER, Meagan and Jarrett WILDE, and Jaden ATKINSON. Loved by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brothers Ernest, Reginald and Adolph Morin, sister Florence LEMAY and son-in-law Len Mortimer. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood (519-237-3532) with visitation Wednesday, December 18, 2002 commencing at 12: 30 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 1: 30 p.m. The Reverend Harry DISHER officiating. Transfer will be made to Sands of West Shore (Colwood Chapel), Victoria, British Columbia where a Service will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at 11 a.m. The Rt. Reverend Charles DORRINGTON officiating. Interment in Hatley Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Condolences at hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MORTLOCK, Elizabeth - 1938-2000 In loving memory of a special mother who left us too early. Mom, I can't believe it's been two years Since we said our last goodbyes. I miss your touch. I miss our talks. I miss you so much. There is much sadness without you. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. So many times I've needed you And so many times I've cried. There is a hole that can never be filled While we are apart. All that is left are my memories. You were a wonderful mother, A strong woman and a great friend. Until we meet again. -- Your loving daughter, Kelly.

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MORTLOCK, Elizabeth -- In loving memory of my dear friend who passed away December 7, 2000. Time cannot take away The memories of our Friendship Sadness still comes over me With many tears of silence -- Your loving friend, Jean.

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MORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2002-12-27 published
MORTON
In loving memory of our parents Albert Douglas who passed away September 18, 2000 and Mary Eleanor who passed away December 27, 2001 and our brother Wayne Douglas who passed away January Christmas recalls sad memories
of loved ones gone to rest.
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day.
Never more than a thought away
Quietly remembered every day.
Lovingly remembered by all your girls.

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MORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-12 published
MORTON, Peter A. -- (Central Park Lodge Resident.) Quietly at Toronto East General Hospital after a short illness on Monday, November 11, 2002. Dear brother of Elizabeth and her husband Bud, Sylvia and her husband Gord, predeceased by Bob, and parents Peter and Catherine. Uncle Pete to many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (Between Warden and Pharmacy) from 1: 30 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service in our Chapel at 2: 30 p.m.

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MORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-19 published
MORTON, Lillian Marie -- At her home in Washago, Ontario; on Thursday, November 14th, 2002, in her 69th year. Lillian (Lil) MORTON, loving wife of the late Robert (Bob) MORTON. Loving mom of Laura and husband Barry MAKINS of Orillia. Devoted Gran'ma of Sarah, Melanie, Kyle and Matthew all of Orillia. Loving daughter of the late George and Katherine SIMSON. In keeping with Lil's wishes, there will be no funeral services, therefore the family are holding a Gathering to Celebrate the Life, Kindness, and Love of Lil MORTON. You are invited to join us on Friday afternoon, November 22, 2002 from 1 o'clock until 4 o'clock at the Lions Club Hall, Hamilton Street, Washago. If desired, memorial donations to Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Mundell Funeral Home Ltd., Orillia. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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MORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-23 published
JORDAN, Jeanette -- After a prolonged illness at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Wednesday, November 20, 2002. Jeanette (HARRISON) of Sutton and formerly of Mt. Albert. Beloved wife of Orval. Dear mother of Brian (Margaret) of Sutton, and Lynn (Tom) MARUBASHI of Tennessee. Dear grandma of Erin and Mark. Dear sister of Harold (Ruth,) Ann (Angus) MORTON, Margaret (Douglas) JACKSON, James (Nancy,) and predeceased by William (Irene) and David (late Helen). Dear daughter-in-law of Dorothy and late Frank JORDAN. Dear sister-in-law of Norma (Bev) BEACH. Friends may call for a memorial visitation at the Mt. Albert United Church on Sunday, November 24, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held in the Church on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment of ashes at Mt. Albert Cemetery. Donations to Palliative Care at Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, Newmarket would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Lathangue & Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Mt Albert 1-800-209-4803)

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MORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-24 published
JORDAN, Jeanette -- After a prolonged illness at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Wednesday, November 20, 2002. Jeanette (HARRISON) of Sutton and formerly of Mt. Albert. Beloved wife of Orval. Dear mother of Brian (Margaret) of Sutton, and Lynn (Tom) MARUBASHI of Tennessee. Dear daughter of the late Marian and late Angus HARRISON. Dear grandma of Erin and Mark. Dear sister of Harold (Ruth,) Ann (Angus) MORTON, Margaret (Douglas) JACKSON, James (Nancy,) and predeceased by William (Irene) and David (late Helen). Dear daughter-in-law of Dorothy and late Frank JORDAN. Dear sister-in-law of Norma (Bev) BEACH. Friends may call for a memorial visitation at the Mt. Albert United Church on Sunday, November 24, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held in the Church on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment of ashes at Mt. Albert Cemetery. Donations to Palliative Care at Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, Newmarket would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Lathangue & Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Mt Albert 1-800-209-4803)

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MORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
MORTON, Helen Geraldine -- At Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Thursday, December 19, 2002. Helen FELL, in her 80th year, was the beloved wife of the late Gibb MORTON. Dear sister of Marilyn and her husband Clive BARROW of Hamilton. Lovingly remembered by her nephews Cameron BARROW of Oshawa and Steven BARROW of Burlington, and great-aunt to Carter and Jessica. Remembered by her sister-in-law Reta CAROLL. Helen will also be greatly missed by John THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his wife Ada of Fenelon Falls. The family of Mrs. MORTON will receive Friends at the Jardine Funeral Home, ''Illman-Platten Chapel,'' 8 Princes' St. West, Fenelon Falls, on Monday, December 23rd from 12: 00 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Fenelon Falls Cemetery. On-line condolences can be made at www.jardinefuneralhomes.com

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MORTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-27 published
SMITH, George L. -- (Veteran World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force and retired employee of the Toronto Star) Peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, 2002, George, beloved husband of Velma (BUCKINGHAM.) Loving father of David MERRALL and his wife Rosemary. Dear grandfather of Sandra INACIO and her husband Celso, Tom MERRALL and his wife Melisse WILLEMS. Adoring great-grandfather of Victoria and Nelson INACIO. Dear brother of the late Evelyn MORTON and her husband Ed, Roy SMITH and Earl SMITH; fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law Roberta and Shirley and by his many Friends. Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E., at Warden) on Sunday, December 29, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 30, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment in Saint Margarets In The Pines Cemetery. By family request, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Ross Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.

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MORTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-11 published
Former Maple Leaf led Flying Fathers
Staff, Canadian Press Wednesday, December 11, 2002 -- Print Edition, Page S2
Father Les COSTELLO, who gave up a promising career with the Toronto Maple Leafs to devote his life to the church, died yesterday afternoon. He was 74.
COSTELLO helped the Leafs win a Stanley Cup in 1948, but he was better known as a founding member of the Flying Fathers, a barnstorming team of Roman Catholic priests that has raised more than $4-million for charity since the early 1960s.
Born in South Porcupine, Ontario, COSTELLO was a graduate of St. Michael's College School in Toronto, a hockey powerhouse that has produced more than 100 National Hockey League players, including Frank MAHAVOLICH and COSTELLO's younger brother Murray.
He spent three seasons with the Pittsburgh Hornets of the American Hockey League between 1947 and 1950, and played in five playoff games with the Leafs in 1948, scoring two goals and two assists. He played 15 games the following season and then surprised the hockey world by entering St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto.
He was ordained in 1957 and spent most of his career at St. Alphonsus Church in Schumacher, Ontario, in northern Ontario. He modelled himself on Saint Martin de Porres, a mixed-race saint from Peru who devoted his life to serving the poor.
"He kept his door open 24 hours a day," said Frank QUINN, the manager of the Flying Fathers. "You'd wake up in the morning and you'd find two or three people sleeping on the couch who he didn't know."
COSTELLO laced his sermons with off-colour jokes and never failed to draw a large crowd on Sundays.
"He's going to be missed," said Gus MORTSON, who played with COSTELLO both as a Maple Leaf and with the Flying Fathers and has attended many of his services. "Now the other Catholic churches in town are going to get some of their members back."
The exploits of the Flying Fathers attracted attention from Hollywood in the late 1970s, prompting director Francis Ford COPPOLA to pay him a visit. As they talked about a possible film deal over a glass of wine, COSTELLO told COPPOLA that he thought his recent film, Apocalypse Now, was immoral.
COPPOLA smiled sheepishly and replied, "Well, it made me a lot of money."
"There are more important things in life than making money," COSTELLO snapped back.
A little over a week ago, COSTELLO hit his head on the ice while playing a game with the Flying Fathers in Kincardine, Ontario He sat out the team's game the next night in Lindsay, Ontario, saying he wasn't feeling well. He was taken to hospital in nearby Peterborough.
The next day he was brought to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, where he fell into a coma. He died a few hours after his family chose to take him off life support yesterday.
COSTELLO's funeral will be held in Schumacher.
He is survived by his brothers Murray and Jack and his sister Rita.

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MORTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-17 published
Beloved priest's life comes full circle
Last respects paid at hockey arena where it all began
Kate HARRIES Ontario Reporter
Timmins--He was loud and plain-spoken and larger than life.
He was a man's man who could face down the most combative miner in this rough northern community.
And he was a priest who drew on a bottomless well of compassion and tenderness to comfort the disadvantaged and oppressed.
Yesterday, with tears and laughter, 2,000 people said farewell to Reverend Les COSTELLO in a mass celebrated at the local hockey arena.
It was full circle for the former Toronto Maple Leaf, who skated away from fame to join the priesthood and found fame of a different sort when he co-founded the madcap Flying Fathers hockey team that toured the continent and raised more than $4 million for charity.
"There's an irony in how this whole thing happened, you know the game got him going in life and it was the game that brought him down," his brother Murray, also a former Maple Leaf and ex-president of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, told the crowd.
COSTELLO died a week ago today from a head injury suffered in a fall during a pre-game warmup in Kincardine on November 30. He played again in Peterborough but felt unwell and was taken to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. He was 74.
The venerable McIntyre arena, the scene of yesterday's funeral service, was the focus of much of his life. It was just down the road from his parents' home in the South Porcupine area of Timmins and a stone's throw from St. Alphonsus Church in the Schumacher neighbourhood, where he served as parish priest for 23 years.
This is where his hockey career started when, as a lanky 16-year-old with the Holman Pluggers, he helped win an Ontario juvenile trophy. This is where he skated almost every week to the end of his life.
Some 20 members of the Flying Fathers -- both priests and lay players -- travelled north from all over Ontario to pay their respects. A dozen of them sat in a row behind the coffin.
Rev. Donald " Swede" MacLEAN of Aurora celebrated the mass and Rev. Tim SHAY/SHEA of Kingston gave the eulogy.
Arden ARMSTRONG of the St. Alphonsus choir played "What a friend we have in Jesus" on his trumpet. "Father Les loved the trumpet in church," ARMSTRONG confided afterwards.
When it was over and they all filed out, Reverend Vaughan QUINN, madcap goalie for 26 years, gave the coffin a farewell knock in the same way Costello used to encourage Friends and parishioners with a cheerful pat on the back.
"Please be joyful," Quinn had said the night before, during visitation at St. Alphonsus, where Costello lay in an open coffin for two nights, flanked by an Ontario Provincial Police guard of honour. "(Les) is the last person to want a bunch of moping faces looking back at him."
Hockey greats like former Maple Leafs Dickie DUFF and Gus MORTSON, and Pete BABANDO, once of the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, showed up, as did religious luminaries like Monsignor John MURPHY of the archdiocese of Toronto, and Timmins Bishop Pat MARCHAND.
After the mass, there were drinks and sandwiches upstairs, where Friends reminisced.
How long was the drive from Kingston, Shea was asked. "One thousand memories long," he replied, as two vanloads of people from eastern Ontario spent the long hours on the road regaling each other with oft-told tales that lost none of their appeal -- like the time at an audience in Rome, they presented a hockey stick to Pope Paul 6th and Costello tried to show His Holiness how to hold it, "or they'll think you're stirring spaghetti."
Others had stories to share.
Costello is an Irish name, and his cousin, Reverend Jack COSTELLO of Sacred Heart parish in Windsor, fondly recalled trips the two made to Ireland. "You could truly tell it was Father Les's ancestral home because he fit right in wherever he went. He loved to talk and the Irish love to talk."
As family and Friends gathered for a quiet prayer at St. Alphonsus yesterday morning, before a procession to the arena, Reverend Bill SCANLAN of Richmond Hill, one of the mainstays of the Flying Fathers, said, "Costy was a gift to Lord knows how many people.
"We realize that more now than when he was around because he bugged us sometimes," SCANLAN said, looking down at the open coffin.
"God bless. It's the first time I've seen him quiet."

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