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LECAPPELAIN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-04-19 published
Alton LECAPPELAIN
In loving memory of Alton Lecappelain who was born on May 2, 1929 and passed
away on April 8, 2006 at North Bay, Ontario after a courageous struggle with
cancer. Alton, the son of Albert and Bessie Lecappelain, resided in North
Bay with his wife Marie (Sim) where they raised four sons, Jim (Jeannie),
Steve (Karen), Bruce (Carolyn), Larry and one daughter Nancy Walsh (Mike).
The family, including their loving grandchildren have spent summers and any
other holiday times on the Manitoulin at their cottage in the Slash. Alton's
enterprising nature, handiwork, warmth and great sense of humour will be
sadly missed by family and Friends. Funeral service was held at the Martyn
Funeral Home in North Bay on April 12, 2006.

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LECERF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-12 published
SPIERING, Dirk " Dick"
At his residence on Friday, March 10, 2006, Dirk "Dick" SPIERING of Elgin Manor, Saint Thomas in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Shirley (TITUS) (CROSBY) SPIERING and the late Adriana (LEEFLANG) SPIERING (1999.) Dear father of Peter SPIERING and wife Sue of Aylmer and Alida "Alice" LECERF and husband Leonard of Vernon, British Columbia and father-in-law of Evelyn SPIERING of Saint Thomas. Loving grandfather of Chris, Sherry and husband Nate, Jessica, Pieter Jr., Jennifer and husband Matt, Greg and wife Tammy, Angie, Pamela, Doug Jr., Danielle, Heather, Matthew and Michael. Also survived by 5 great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister in the Netherlands and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sons Robert and Rene SPIERING. Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on October 15, 1930 son of the late Arie and Alida (VAN DOORN) SPIERING. Dirk worked for Auto Haulway, Saint Thomas for many years and was a member of the Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, Saint Thomas. He was an avid Golfer. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 641 Elm Street, Saint Thomas (Elm Street at Manor Road) on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Arkona Cemetery will be held on Monday at 2: 30 p.m. Rev. Tom BAIRD, officiating. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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LECHTZIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-16 published
LECHTZIER, Merton Richard
The only son of Samuel and Susan was born on November 12, 1925 in Minneapolis and lived briefly there and in Winnipeg before finally settling in Vancouver in 1927. Sam was one of 11 children of Abraham and Doba LECHTZIER who immigrated to Winnipeg from Russia in 1882. Rhoda, their eldest daughter, was the first surviving Jewish child to be born in Western Canada. Merton died at home on December 7, 2006. He was 81. Merton attended Point Grey, Magee high schools and University of British Columbia where he received a B.Com. Upon graduation, Merton joined his father at the family business, LaSalle Recreations, remaining there until his father's death in 1972. During the 30s, 40s and 50s, LaSalle outfitted theatres with chairs and carpet, and was a very popular social spot in Vancouver's early history. It housed on five floors 10 pin bowling (then the largest of its kind in North America), the only indoor golf course in the country, and a pool hall incorporated within The Young Italian Men's Club. Merton later converted LaSalle into a successful carpeting and interior decorating business. He was a leader in his field for many years. Merton had lifelong sartorial interests. He loved fashion and considered himself an authority on good taste and grooming. To him, the only thing better than the latest fashion was the same thing at half price. Away from the office 'Mert' was a consummate competitor and athlete. He played lacrosse and later basketball for University of British Columbia and had a life long passion for tennis (he was the longest serving member of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club). He loved playing cards and was a frequent visitor to Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas in its heyday in the 70's. The Western world has also lost one of the best crib players in his passing which he pursed with great verve. Mert was also an enthusiastic investor and speculator enjoyed following the stock market. He was one of Howe Street's earliest followers and rode the waves though many cycles. Beyond everything else, however, Merton was a family man, very private and happiest at home and among the familiar, a creature of routine and tradition, and was absolutely and unequivocally devoted to his family and particularly his dear wife of 53 years, Bette (née HEARD,) whom he married on August 12, 1953. They soon moved to Shaughnessy where they remained under the same roof for over 40 years. Mert and Beebz enjoyed hosting parties and travelling to exotic locales with their many close life long Friends. Merton was intelligent, compassionate, opinionated, argumentative, generous, a lousy driver (but "the world's best parker"), incredibly stubborn, forever impatient and possessed a wicked sense of humour. Above all else, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. In 2000, when his dear Bette was afflicted with dementia, Merton totally and absolutely devoted his entire existence to Bette's welfare, forsaking everything to that cause. While it is always a tragedy to lose a father and a friend, it is particularly difficult to lose Dad at Christmas as he eagerly anticipated the occasion and kept the spirit of the season throughout the year. He will be very sadly missed and like all special things in life, was unique and irreplaceable. Merton is survived by his beloved wife Bette, his three children; Matthew of London, England, Paul (Jennifer DOLMAN) of Toronto, and Sally (Jeffrey RUTLEDGE) of Vancouver, and six grandchildren; Sam, Adam and Emma RUTLEDGE and Harris, Sasha and Abby LECHTZIER, as well as his sister Donna KORENS of MacLean, Virginia. The family thanks the Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre and particularly Sally Hill who walked on water in Dad's eyes and whose care and concern were so appreciated. In addition, we thank Helen Combs for her loving attention to both our parents over the last few years. Donations to the Canadian Cancer or Alzheimer Societies would be appreciated.

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LECKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-24 published
LECKIE, Kitty
In loving memory of my dear mother, Kitty, who passed away January 24, 1993. Never forgotten. son Don.

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LECKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
FRASER, William " Bill" Irwin
Of Grand Bend, Ontario, born December 30, 1936 in Sarnia, passed away April 21, 2006, beloved husband of Venetia M. (Vickie) daughter of Ilys and Clyde RICHARDSON of "Alhambra," Southampton, Bermuda loving father of Sean Irwin FRASER, Huntsville, Ontario; J. Hal FRASER and wife Lizabeth, London, Ontario; Patrick G. FRASER and wife Charlene, Brights Grove, Ontario; Alicia C. RUSSELL and Patrick Wm. RUSSELL, Southampton, Bermuda and loving Grampa to his cherished grandchildren Vanessa, Michael, Eric, Holly, Sean, Brianna and Rio. Predeceased by his parents Marjorie F. (LECKIE) and Irwin S. FRASER and sister Molly Anne. Bill retired in 1997 as the Sr. Vice-President of Information System with the Bank of Butterfield, Hamilton, Bermuda and had previously been employed with the University of Western Ontario, Polysar Corp. Ltd. Stare University, an A.S.P. designated from the Association of System Professional and was a member of D.P.M.A. (Bda). He was an avid curler in his younger days and skipped a Sarnia Golf and C.C. junior Team to Ontario championship in 1854, 5 and 6; he also won the Ontario Individual Points competition in 1957, the Sarnia Imperial Bonspiel twice and the Sarnia Bluewater Bonspiel on five occasions. During the 1970's he held the offices of President of the Middlesex Liberal Riding Assoc. (Prov) and President of the Middlesex/Lambton Liberal Riding Assoc. (Fed). At Bill's request cremation has taken place and no formal services are scheduled at this time. A private family social will be held in the next few months. Please omit flowers. Donations in Bill's memory to the charity of your choice appreciated by the family. Arrangement's by Ronn E. Dodger Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 9 James Street South at Watt Forest, 519-786-2401 A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Bill" by the Dodge Family.

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LECKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-25 published
FRASER, William " Bill" Irwin
Of Grand Bend, Ontario, born December 30, 1936 in Sarnia, passed away April 21, 2006, beloved husband of Venetia M. (Vickie) daughter of Ilys and Clyde RICHARDSON of "Alhambra," Southampton, Bermuda loving father of Sean Irwin FRASER, Huntsville, Ontario; J. Hal FRASER and wife Lizabeth, London, Ontario; Patrick G. FRASER and wife Charlene, Brights Grove, Ontario; Alicia C. RUSSELL and Patrick Wm. RUSSELL, Southampton, Bermuda and loving Grampa to his cherished grandchildren Vanessa, Michael, Eric, Holly, Sean, Brianna and Rio. Predeceased by his parents Marjorie F. (LECKIE) and Irwin S. FRASER and sister Molly Anne. Bill retired in 1997 as the Sr. Vice-President of Information Systems with the Bank of Butterfield, Hamilton, Bermuda and had previously been employed with the University of Western Ontario, Polysar Corp. Ltd. and BTC Canada Ltd., he held a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Wayne State University, an A.S.P. Designation from the Association of Systems Professionals and was a member of D.P.M.A. (Bda). He was an avid curler in his younger days and skipped a Sarnia Golf and C.C. Junior Team to Ontario championships in 1954, 5 and 6; he also won the Ontario Individual Points competition in 1957, the Sarnia Imperial Bonspiel twice and the Sarnia Bluewater Bonspiel on five occasions. During the 1970's he held the offices of President of the Middlesex Liberal Riding Assoc. (Prov) and President of the Middlesex/Lambton Liberal Riding Assoc. (Fed). At Bill's request cremation has taken place and no formal services are scheduled at this time. A private family social will be held in the next few months. Please omit flowers. Donations in Bill's memory to the charity of your choice appreciated by the family. Arrangement's by Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 9 James Street South at Watt, Forest, 519-786-2401 A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Bill" by the Dodge Family.

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LECKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
MacLAREN, Donna Marie (LECKIE)
Suddenly at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Saturday October 7, 2006. Donna Marie (LECKIE) MacLAREN of Point Clark in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Dickson CUMMINGS. Loving mother of Sean (Cathy) MacLAREN, Sheri MacLAREN all of Calgary, Shannon (Paul) CLARK of R.R.#1 Buckhorn, and stepmother of Stacey CUMMINGS of Goderich. Loving grandmother of Maxwell MacLAREN, Nathan BISSETT, Preston and Patrick CLARK. By Donna's request cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and Friends will be held at Point Clark Community Centre (Lake Range Drive) on Saturday October 21, 2006 from 2-5 p.m. Donations to the Humane Society gratefully acknowledged and can be made through McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich 519-524-7345.

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LECKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-23 published
LECKIE, Jannine
In loving memory of a mother and grandmother Jannine LECKIE who passed away November 23, 1997.
Down a road that's calm and peaceful
Guided by God's loving hand
She has gone upon a journey
To a distant and brighter land.
Although our hearts are heavy With sorrow we still bear
It helps to bring us comfort Knowing she's happy there.
When tomorrow starts without you
Don't think we're far apart
For every time we think of you
You're right here in our hearts.
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed, Dan, Kitty, Brandon and Matthew.

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LECKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
LECKIE, Jeannine Theresa (BLONDIN)
In memory of Jeannine Theresa (BLONDIN) LECKIE. January 21, 1933-November 23, 1997 Missing you is all we do
And your love for us
Was unconditional and true,
We hope your life in heaven above,
Is a happier one with Sonja and your Dad.
Just send a hummingbird our way,
Hopefully before the end of May,
And like your love, we hope it stays!
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered
- Your grandchildren Christopher and Jesse. Also Roy and your daughter Michelle "Who will always appreciate all you've done" Love you forever. Our one and only Mom.

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LECKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-24 published
LECKIE, Dorothy Jean (HANES)
Peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Sunday, October 22, 2006; Dorothy beloved wife of the late Frederick Hugh LECKIE. Loving mother of Laura and Linda. Dear sister of Wilson HANES and the late Helen CRAIG and Ralph HANES. Mrs. LECKIE is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 Block West of Hurontario St.) Mississauga on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 11 a.m. Followed by a private interment.

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LECKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
LECKIE, Adele M.
At the York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, on Thursday, January 19, 2006, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late E. William (Bil) LECKIE. Dear mother of Tony, Wayne, Cheryl, Elayne and her husband Glen, and Keith and his wife Cheryl. Loving grandmother to 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive), on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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LECKMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-01 published
CAMERON, Irmgard Elma
Peacefully passed away, on Friday, January 27, 2006. Beloved mother of Joan Kathleen LECKMAN. Adored grandmother of Matthew Oscar LECKMAN and Benjamin Oliver LECKMAN. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst St. (near Dundas), on Saturday, February 4, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. to gather in Irmgard's memory. Online condolences www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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LECKY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-08 published
GEELAN, Sarah
At London Health Science Centre, University Hospital on Saturday, May 6, 2006. Sarah GEELAN of London in her 79th year. Beloved wife of George. Dear sister to Patricia WEBB of England. Dear sister-in-law to Arthur MASTERS, Mary LOCKINGTON and her husband Jim and Joan CAMPBELL and her husband Peter all of England. Loving aunt to Dawn MASTERS- LECKY and her husband Lex. Predeceased by a sister Eileen MASTERS. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Brian McKAY of the Church of St. Andrew Memorial officiating. Cremation with Inurnment at Woodland Cemetery, London. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 would be appreciated.

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LECLAIR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-08 published
FISHER, William C.
At Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury on Wednesday June 7 2006. Bill FISHER of Clarksburg, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late former Grace Evelyn COLE. Dear father of Ralph and his wife Joyce of Clarksburg, Doris LECLAIR of Clarksburg, Lorna and her husband Ton VAN BERGEN of Toronto and Bob of Clarksburg. Fondly remembered by four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a brother Archie FISHER and sisters Doris COLYER and Anna KEATING. Predeceased also by a son-in-law Ray LECLAIR. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street E., Thornbury on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. A private family funeral service, officiated by Reverend Brian GOODINGS of Grace United Church will be conducted at the funeral home with interment to follow at Dundalk Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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LECLAIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
WALKER, William " Will"
Peacefully at home in South Caradoc on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006, William "Will" WALKER, in his 20th year. Beloved son of Richard "Mick" and Anne WALKER of South Caradoc. Loving brother of Diane (Niko) HTÈNAS of London, Richard (Semone) WALKER of London, Rebecca WALKER and John TURVEY of Woodstock, Melissa WALKER and Jerid LECLAIR of Guelph, and Robert WALKER. Dear uncle of Amanda and Colin ROSS of London. Remembered by grandparents Wally and Norma WALKER of Strathroy. Also remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Will be sadly missed by fellow students of Conestoga College (Doon Campus), Kitchener and Strathroy District Collegiate Institute. Will was a long-time member of the Mt. Brydges Scouts Canada. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Sunday, January 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service and committal to follow on Monday, from the Funeral Home, commencing at 11 a.m. Frances DOWN officiating. Donations to the Children's Health Foundation (Children's Hospital of Western Ontario), would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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LECLAIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-08 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, John Peter
At Wellington Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday, April 29th, 2006, John Peter TAILOR/TAYLOR of Appin in his 63rd year. Beloved husband and best friend of Noreen. Dear dad of Deborah and David LECLAIR of Appin, Steven and Margaret TAILOR/TAYLOR of Thorold, Sharon and Sandro NEVICATO of Hamilton, William and Lorelle TAILOR/TAYLOR of Waganui, New Zealand. Loved by several grandchildren. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 9th at 11 a.m. Rev. Christine CRAWFORD officiating. Interment South Park Cemetery, Saint Thomas. Lorne Lodge #282 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a Masonic Service at the Funeral Home on Monday, May 8th at 7: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to a favourite children's' charity.

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LECLAIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-05 published
MILLARD, Joan Veronica (née ENNETT)
Peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, October 3, 2006. Joan Veronica (ENNETT) MILLARD, age 74 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of John MILLARD and his wife Jean, Grimsby, Catherine LECLAIR and her husband John, London and Joan ROSS and her friend Joseph SHIELDS, London. Loving grandmother of Samantha, Patrick, Shannon and Marc. Sister of Paul ENNETT and Jane SMITH, Sarnia. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Harry and Phyllis ENNETT, by brothers Walter, Richard and James ENNETT and sisters Mary LINDSAY and Eleanor and Helen ENNETT. Friends will be received at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina Street, Sarnia on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Wes GUTOWSKI on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church (corner Christina St. and London Rd.). Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to Palliative Care, 89 Norman Street, Sarnia, N7T 6S3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite Street, Point Edward, N7V 1A6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Joan MILLARD in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 16th, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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LECLAIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-10 published
WALKER, William " Will"
Peacefully at home in South Caradoc on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, William Will WALKER in his 20th year. Beloved son of Richard Mick and Anne WALKER of South Caradoc. Loving brother of Diane (Niko) HTÉNAS of London. Richard (Semone) WALKER of London, Rebecca WALKER and John TURVEY of Woodstock, Melissa WALKER and Jerid LECLAIR of Guelph, and Robert WALKER. Dear uncle of Amanda and Colin ROSS of London. Remembered by grandparents Wally and Norma WALKER of Strathroy. Also remembered by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Will be sadly missed by fellow students of Conestoga College (Doon Campus), Kitchener, and Strathroy District Collegiate Institute. Will was a long-time member of the Mt. Brydges Scouts Canada. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Sunday, January 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service and committal followed on Monday from the funeral home, commencing at 11 a.m. Frances DOWN officiated. Donations to the Childrens Health Foundation (Childrens Hospital of Western Ontario) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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LECLAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-15 published
LECLAIR, Noella, 61
First Canadian artificial heart recipient
Canadian Press, Page S7
Ottawa -- Noella LECLAIR, who became part of medical history as the recipient of Canada's first artificial heart transplant, died at Ottawa Civic Hospital on Saturday. She was 61.
A little more than 20 years ago, Ms. LECLAIR, then 41, was all but dead from heart disease when her family gave permission for her to receive a temporary, Jarvik-7 artificial heart. On May 1, 1986, a surgical team led by Doctor Wilbert KEON, one of the country's leading heart specialists, performed the 3½-hour transplant operation.
One week later, in another long surgical procedure, she received a heart from a 44-year-old Montreal man who had died after a traffic accident near London, Ontario
Ms. LECLAIR died November 11 at the Ottawa Heart Institute in the same hospital where she underwent both heart transplants in 1986. She is survived by her husband, Simon, and daughter, Sophie.

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LECLAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
VAN VLACK, Kathleen Sarah (LECLAIR)
Died peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 9: 10 p.m. Kelly LECLAIR, at the age of 84, was the dear mother of "Roger" James VAN VLACK of Etobicoke and grandmother to "Shayne" James VAN VLACK. Predeceased by her sisters and brother Edna STEPHEN, Eleanor GROVES and Edward James LECLAIR. Family and Friends will be received at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay K9V 3L9 (705-328-2721) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Monday, February 13th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Dunsford Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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LECLAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-15 published
Medical pioneer dead at 61
Noella LECLAIR received artificial heart
Defied the odds, lived for 20 years
By Phinjo GOMBU, Staff Reporter
When Noella LECLAIR made history on May 1, 1986, as the recipient of Canada's first artificial heart, doctors gave her at most five years to live.
She proved them wrong. To the delight of her family and Friends, LECLAIR went on to live a normal, healthy and happy life for 20 years.
The resident of the Ottawa suburb of Orleans, who died Saturday at the age of 61, even opened up her own small store in the Byward market, which she ran for more than 15 years.
"She always looked at (her life) as if she had been given a second chance, which a lot of people don't get," her daughter Sophie LECLAIR- MICETICH recalled yesterday.
LECLAIR was 41 when she received a Jarvik-7 artificial heart at the Ottawa Heart Institute. A week later, she received a human heart from a 44-year-old Montreal man who had died after a traffic accident.
LECLAIR died in the same Ottawa institute.
According to her daughter, LECLAIR's heart was not functioning well in recent months, but doctors advised against another transplant.
"She took it gracefully," said LECLAIR- MICETICH. " She was happy and ready to go. She looked at the 20 years she had with us as a bonus."
Dr. Ross DAVIES, a cardiologist at the Ottawa institute who had had LECLAIR as a patient from the beginning, described her as a lovely lady, beloved by all the patients and staff.
"I don't think we would have dreamt that people would have lived more than 20 years with such good quality of life," said DAVIES.
"It has just been a remarkable story all along, very satisfying for the patient and family and very satisfying for the heart institute and the medical staff."
Born in the small community of Plantagenet, northwest of Ottawa, LECLAIR was destined to live a quiet life in Orleans with her husband, Simon, who ran a furniture business.
Before her illness, she raised nine foster children, in addition to her own daughter.
But on April 25, 1986, she suffered a heart attack that left her on life support and technically dead.
A few days' later, family members gave doctors permission to insert the Jarvik-7 artificial heart, and after a 3½ hour transplant operation led by Doctor Wilbert KEON, Canadian medical history was made.
"Heart transplantation was still somewhat young, so doing a transplant was still pretty exciting," recalled DAVIES. "It was very exciting to be involved in the first mechanical circulatory-assist device in Canada."
Back then, only the Ottawa institute performed such complex surgery, something that is now routinely performed in select hospitals across Canada.
LECLAIR's gratitude was such that she went on to become the Ottawa Heart Institute's most enthusiastic volunteer: She organized bingo games, took part in telethons and assisted doctors to help calm patients who were nervous about impending surgery by discussing her own experiences.
"At one point her doctor told me that she was (the institute's) best spokesperson, obviously because she was living proof of their capabilities," said LECLAIR- MICETICH.
DAVIES said the relationship between patient and the hospital was long and fruitful.
"Our objective when we went into this was to improve her quality of life," he said. "It turns out we couldn't have done it to a more wonderful person because not only did we help her… she returned the favour many fold both to the heart institute and the community."
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday at Saint_Joseph Church in Orleans. LECLAIR is survived by her husband, Simon, and daughter Sophie.

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LECLEAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-05 published
NOLAN, Dennis Brien
65, Hammonds Plains. In the early morning of December 4, 2006, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle slipped peacefully from the arms of his family into the arms of our Lord. He was a son of the late Clarence and Madeline (LECLEAR) NOLAN. He is survived by his wife, Frances Louise (RING) NOLAN; children, Gary NOLAN (Michele,) Leah LANG (Stan,) Heather NOLAN, Patrick NOLAN (Terri), Catherine Parker (Michael), and Sean NOLAN; cherished grandchildren, Melissa, Peter, Anne Marie, Stasia, Mackenzie, Sydney, Taylor, and Emma; brothers and sisters, Linda DILOSA (Phil,) Saint Thomas, Ontario; Mary DRAKE (Cyril,) Mississauga, Ontario; Joan WALSH (Martin,) Illinois, U.S.A.; Elizabeth LAUR, Illinois, U.S.A.; Jane CARR, London, Ontario; Patrick NOLAN (Debbie), Illinois; U.S.A.; Michelle ETHRIDGE (Glenn,) Sarnia, Ontario as well as several nieces and nephews. A devoted husband and father, Dennis dedicated his life to God and family. Dennis served in the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy) before moving his young family to Ontario where he was employed with General Motors. In retirement, Mom and Dad returned to Nova Scotia where they were able to enjoy many happy years with family and Friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford. The funeral Mass will be celebrated 10: 00 a.m. Thursday, December 7, in St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Bedford. 'One Heart, One Path'

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LECLERE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
ROSS, Jeanne Gertrude
At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Wednesday January 11, 2006. Jeanne ROSS beloved wife for 55 years of the late Clifford ROSS (2004.) She is survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy LECLERE and a number of nephews, nieces and special Friends. At Jeanne's request there will be no funeral service. Interment to take place at Barrie Union Cemetery on Saturday January 14, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. The family expresses their thanks to Whispering Pines Retirement Home, Barrie. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Cancer Care Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie or the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Barrie Branch. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home "Georgian Chapel", 705-737-2040.

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LECOURTOIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-19 published
DUNN, Paul Frederick
Of Saint Thomas, on Sunday, June 18, 2006, at his late residence, suddenly, in his 64th year. Dearly loved husband of JoAnn (LECOURTOIS) DUNN and loved father of Sean and his wife Karen DUNN of Saint Thomas, Peter and his fiancée Heidi KALMAN of London and Jody and Carrie DUNN, both of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of (twin) Peter and his wife Kathy DUNN of Toronto, Allan and his wife Debbie DUNN of Saskatchewan, Mary DUNN of Port Stanley, Tom and his wife Sheila DUNN of Saint Thomas, Elizabeth and Margaret DUNN, both of Port Stanley. Predeceased an infant brother Michael. Paul was born in Saint Thomas on January 9, 1943, the son of the late Albert and Helen (EMEMES) DUNN. He worked for Dura Metallic and New York Central. He was a member of Holy Angels' Church. He was an avid golfer and decorator. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church for Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances would be appreciated to Holy Angels' Church Restoration Fund. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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LECOURTOIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-15 published
JAMIESON, Donald Harry " Don"
At London Health Sciences Centre -- Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006, Donald Harry "Don" JAMIESON of London. Beloved husband of Audrey (KERR) JAMIESON. Dear brother of Dorothy HUNT and her husband Lawrence of Deep River, Ontario, and Carrollynne LECOURTOIS and her husband Paul of Orleans, Ontario. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother William "Alex" JAMIESON. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, December 15th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Don are asked to consider the charity of your choice.

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LECUYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-09 published
WHY, Muriel Mary
On February 7, 2006 at 88 years of age. Loving mother of Anthony, Jeremy and Barbara, Sally and Pat BATTICUORE, Carolyn and Paul McMAHON. Dear grandmother of Geoffrey, Jennifer, Kelsey, Kristen and great grand_son Jason. Muriel will be greatly missed by Joan and husband Ray LECUYER and her surviving family in England. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Cremation Society of Windsor and Essex County (519- 969-3276)

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LECUYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
LANDRY, Fernand " Fern" Ronald
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, May 5th, 2006. Fernand "Fern" Ronald LANDRY of Wallacetown in his 56th year. Beloved husband of Linda Marie (LOREFICE) LANDRY and dearly loved father of Terry and his wife Erin LANDRY, Iona and Laura and her husband Jason KASPERSMA, Strathroy. Dear brother of Donald and his wife Diane LANDRY, Welland; Claude and his wife Linda LANDRY, St. Catharines; Lucien and his wife Lorraine LANDRY, Coniston; Diane and her husband Jonas STEAD, Newfoundland, Sue LANDRY, Hanmer; Jean LANDRY and her partner Calvin MOGGY, Blind River; Marie LANDRY, London; Lucille and her husband Dennis GIBEAULT, Garson; Gerald LANDRY; Garson and Leo and his wife Cindy LANDRY, Brantford. Fern is also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Cole LANDRY and Abigail KASPERSMA and by a number of nieces and nephews. He was born November 24th, 1950 in North Bay to Leo and Theresa (LECUYER) LANDRY. Fern was a self employed Dumptruck driver and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He loved fishing and was a huge Nascar Fan (especially Tony Stewart). Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow in London. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Liver Foundation, the Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association.

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