All Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M Mc N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z Welcome Home
Local Folders.. A B C D E F G H I J K L M Mc N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
-1

"GLE" 2008 Obituary


GLEASON  GLEED  GLEESON  GLEN  GLENN  GLEZOS 

GLEASON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-02 published
McTAVISH, Elizabeth Ann
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound, on Monday, March 31st, 2008. Elizabeth Ann McTAVISH, of Owen Sound and formerly of Toronto, in her 79th year. Loved sister of John GLEASON, of British Columbia. Elizabeth will be sadly missed by her brother-in-law, William HAWKINS, of Owen Sound and her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Charles GLEASON and Edith McTAVISH and her sister, Margaret HAWKINS. Elizabeth was the Executive Director of the Counselling Foundation of Canada. She was closely involved with the Toronto Humane Society and will be fondly remembered for her love of animals and her love of sailing. A Celebration of Life for Elizabeth McTAVISH will be held at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Friday, April 4th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Toronto Humane Society or the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce as your expression of sympathy.

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEASON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-28 published
CANN, Doris Violet (née WOODHOUSE)
Peacefully and with family beside her at the family home in ‘Griersville', St. Vincent Township, on Friday, April 25, 2008. Born in Euphrasia Township, a daughter of the late Violet Florence (née) DOBSON and Frederick William WOODHOUSE. Doris CANN, in her 80th year, predeceased by her beloved husband Reginald Alexander CANN in June 2005. Much loved mother of Carol and her husband Doug BOWINS and Larry CANN and his wife Barb, all of Meaford; Lonnie CANN and his wife Penny of Markdale; Barb and her husband Bill SADLER also of Meaford; and Sherry and her husband Charles DEAL of Cambridge. Sadly missed by eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren: Scott and Susan BOWINS and their children Sam and Shelby, Tanya BOWINS and her son Eric, Lori and Jeff WILLIAMS and their children Hayley and Tate, Marsha and Darryl MOLAND and their daughters Emma and Julia, Amy CANN (Murray FIFE,) Michelle and Matthew JUBY and their children Morgan, Drew, Logan and Carly, Amanda and Chad RONEY and their children Jacob, Emily, Jordan and Summer, Adam MANELLA, Matthew MANELLA (Candise GLEASON,) and Chris and Melissa SADLER. Predeceased by a granddaughter Andrea and a great-granddaughter Lily. Dear sister of Lloyd WOODHOUSE and his wife Jean and Harold Woodhouse and his wife June all of Heathcote and predeceased by a brother Arnold WOODHOUSE and remembered by his wife Dorothy. Sister-in-law of Jessie (late Robert LACKEY) of Orangeville, Mary (late Leslie) BREADNER of Heathcote, Viola GRAHAM (late Ernie BURGOYNE), Verna (late Murray HODGKINSON), Blanche (Mrs. Keith KNIGHT) and Elgin CANN and his wife Marlene all of Meaford. Also predeceased by sisters-in-law Wilma WOODHOUSE and Irene EMARY. Fondly remembered and special Aunt of many nieces and nephews and their families. A private family funeral service, officiated by Peter McDONALD of the Church of Christ, will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 with committal and interment services to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320).

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-02 published
McTAVISH, Elizabeth Ann
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound, on Monday, March 31st, 2008. Elizabeth Ann McTAVISH, of Owen Sound and formerly of Toronto, in her 79th year. Loved sister of John GLEASON, of British Columbia. Elizabeth will be sadly missed by her brother-in-law, William HAWKINS, of Owen Sound and her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Charles GLEASON and Edith McTAVISH and her sister, Margaret HAWKINS. Elizabeth was the Executive Director of the Counselling Foundation of Canada. She was closely involved with the Toronto Humane Society and will be fondly remembered for her love of animals and her love of sailing. A Celebration of Life for Elizabeth McTAVISH will be held at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492), on Friday, April 4th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Toronto Humane Society or the Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce as your expression of sympathy.

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEASON - All Categories in OGSPI

GLEED o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-25 published
HORNBLOWER, Margaret (MacAULAY)
Peacefully at Maitland Manor on Sunday, June 22, 2008 Margaret (MacAULAY) HORNBLOWER of Goderich in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Murray "Mike" HORNBLOWER. Dear mother of Jim and Cheryl HORNBLOWER of London, Susan and Don HOOD of Edmonton. Loving grandmother of Bradley (Christine) GLEED, Michael (Colleen) GLEED and great-grandmother of 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Ken and Bill MacAULAY. A funeral service will be held at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich, on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2 o'clock. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEED o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-19 published
HARRISON, Charles Edward
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Chuck HARRISON on February 16, 2008, at the age of 81. Predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, Janet (née GRAYSON.) Devoted father and father-in-law to Barbara, Cathy (David RACINE) and Nancy (Derrick GLEED.) Cherished grandfather to Gareth, Adam and Amanda. Loving brother-in-law to Norma and Jim TREBETT of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Chuck will be fondly remembered by his uncle Eddie of Calgary, his nephews Dave, Rick and Tom of Vancouver Island, his cousins and many Friends. Chuck began his distinguished career with the T. Eaton Company in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and during his 49 years made invaluable contributions serving in several senior management roles, culminating in his position as General Manager of the Toronto Suburban Stores. In his retirement, Chuck continued his love of retail by volunteering as a consultant with The Salvation Army for their retail outlet stores. The family will receive Friends at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding Avenue, south of Steeles, on Thursday, February 21st from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Friday, February 22nd at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Chuck's Friendship, guidance and love will be greatly missed. Condolences - www.rskane.ca 'Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.' R.S. Kane 416.221.1159

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEED - All Categories in OGSPI

GLEESON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-25 published
McCHESNEY, John Kenneth " Ken"
Peacefully at his home on Saturday February 23, 2008. In his 78th year, John Kenneth McCHESNEY, beloved husband of the late Marie B. McCHESNEY (née GOULD.) Loved father of Doug McCHESNEY, Susan and her husband Ed FARROW. Loving grandfather of Tabby, Robbie, Andrea, Keith, Matthew, Erin and six great-grandchildren. Special great-grandfather of Josh. Dear brother of June (Mrs. Murray MORRISON), Ruth (Mrs. John SMITH). Brother-in-law of Bill GOULD (Anne), Mildred (Mrs. Herb NOBLE), Dolores (Mrs. Dave GLEESON). Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Especially remembered by his daughter-in-law Carrie WOODS. Fondly remembered by Virginia BRENNER. Predeceased by Clare GOULD and his late wife Betty and Frank GOULD and his late wife Irene. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. A Vigil service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-19 published
CREWE, Alta Fern (née GLEESON)
(31 October 1905-17 February 2008)
At the age of 102 has gone to join her husband, Grant CREWE, her parents, Angus Bruce GLEESON and Margaret Adelaide PEET, of South Buxton, her granddaughter Kathleen, her brother Ivan GLEESON (Laura GOSNELL) of Chatham, sister Pearl (Bertram WRIGHT) of Merlin, all her in-laws and many others she knew and loved. Those who will miss her but celebrate her life are her sister Ola (John DUNCAN) of Florida, and her only child Nola CREWE and son-in-law Harold NELSON, her grand_son Derbyshire CREWE, his wife Vitoryha SHIELDS, their children, Grant and Devon; Kathleen's two children, Savannah and Dylan; her granddaughter Morgana CREWE and husband Michael KOZUROK; her granddaughter Verity CREWE- NELSON and husband Alexander AUSTRIACO and their daughters, Ella and Olivia; her granddaughter Victoria CREWE- NELSON, her husband Craig MOORE and their son Graeme; and many nephews and nieces. A talented woman who loved and excelled in sports, the Boulevard Club was her home away from home since 1932 (known then as the Parkdale Canoe Club) when she married and moved to Toronto. Fern enjoyed both work and play, and from her early days as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse, through a variety of careers, Fern returned to work as a curling pro when her husband died in 1965 and continued working until she was 85. Living independently in her Parkdale apartment, bridge, curling, oil painting, bowling, travel and her family occupied her years in retirement until at the age of 97 she moved to Chester Village following a stroke. She will rest at the home of her daughter at 74 Riverdale Avenue, Toronto on Wednesday 20 February 2008 and Friends are invited to call between 2: 00 and 8:00 p.m. Her funeral will take place at the Wycliffe College Chapel, 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto at 11: 00 a.m. on Thursday 21 February 2008. She will be interred with Grant at the Erie Cemetery, Wheatley, Ontario. Fern loved flowers, but would also appreciate contributions to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in her memory.

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
MCINNES/MCINNIS, John, Ed.D. (1927-2008)
On March 1st, after a short acute illness, John passed away peacefully with family members at his side, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto. John was a loving brother to Roberta (deceased husband Bob LEE,) loving uncle to Rosemary ELWOOD, Don ROUTLEY (Patricia GLEESON), Linda (John BOORE), Nancy (Dale DOIGE), loving great-uncle to Karen, Margaret, Erin, Jamie, Andrew, loving great-great uncle to Nathaniel, a respected colleague and a treasured friend. John was predeceased by sisters Etta (Clare ROUTLEY,) Mary (Wilf BYCE,) Lily MCINNES/MCINNIS, niece Carol ROUTLEY and great nephew Ryan DOIGE. John was born in Fort William, Ontario on August 26, 1927. He attended Hamilton Normal School and then taught school in Hamilton, Toronto and East York where he became a Reading Consultant and a Consultant for Gifted Children. From 1963-1967 John was the Principal at The Institute of Child Study, Research School, University of Toronto. He earned his Doctorate of Education from Columbia University in 1967 and was an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education from 1967 until 1985. John was an outstanding teacher and for over three decades he tirelessly championed innovative methods in literacy education for children. Since the late 1950's he was an author or co-author of more than 600 important resources for children and educators. John MCINNES/MCINNIS - teacher, author, innovator, mentor, lover of the Arts and animals, gardener, wonderful family member and generous friend - a gentle man. Cremation with private family funeral. A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held at The Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd, Toronto, at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th, 2008. Friends and professional colleagues are warmly invited to attend. Condolences and personal stories about John may be e-mailed to jackie.mcewan@nelson.com Please confirm your attendance at the celebration through above e-mail or by calling: 416 752-9531 ext 3389 or 1-800-914-7776 ext 3389

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEESON - All Categories in OGSPI

GLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
GLEN, Peter
May 18, 2008. In his 77th year our father took his final bow. Dad passed peacefully surrounded by family. Sadly missed by daughter Susan (Steve) GIMERA, son, Peter F. GLEN, his grandchildren Amanda Catherine GIMERA and Declan Glen GIMERA as well as former wife Catherine GLEN. Born in Coatbridge, Scotland to the late James and Margaret GLEN, he was the eldest of 15, (predeceased by Sadie, John, Mary and Josephine) and is missed in Canada and Scotland by Edward (Nan), Arthur (Diane), James (Rita), Alec (Beverly), Susan, Margaret (Michael), Isabel, Betty (John), Patricia (Terry), Annemarie (Paul) and 46 nieces and nephews, and extended family around the world. He was a Scottish Tenor, stage and film actor, entertaining for over 50 yrs (Expo 67, Canadian National Exhibition, Roy Thompson Hall, Hits of the Blitz) His final performance was in January at Scarborough Civic Centre, his 38th annual tribute to Robert Burns. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 Wed May 21st at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East Funeral Mass at St. Bartholomew's Parish, 59 Heather Road, on Thursday May 22nd at 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." -- Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), Scottish poet

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Margaret Nadine (formerly PHILLIPS, née GLEN)
Entered into rest peacefully at The Brockville General Hospital Garden Street Site on Monday July 7, 2008. Beloved wife of Thomas LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and the late H. Ross PHILLIPS. Dear mother of Harry (Hal) PHILLIPS (Helen) of Brockville, Mark PHILLIPS (Sandra) of London, Ted PHILLIPS (Bernadine CLIFFORD) of Ottawa and Margo ROBITAILLE (Les DENIS) of Brockville. Margaret is survived by 12 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter Isabel and 8 grandchildren from Tom's sons Charles, David and John Low. Also survived by her brothers Norman GLEN (Elsie) of England, Maurice GLEN of Windsor and Robert GLEN (Honey) of Toronto as well as several nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law Della PHILLIPS. Predeceased by her parents Maurice GLEN and his wife Lydia JOWITT, a brother Keith GLEN and sisters Jean GARDNER and Joan ROW. Family and Friends may call at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the St. Lawrence Anglican Church on Friday July 11th, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Old Saint Peter's Cemetery, Brockville. In memoriams to Sisters of Saint_John the Devine Toronto, St. Lawrence Anglican Church or the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent online at: www.barclayfuneralhome.com

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-13 published
HARDING, Marie Florence (née FIELD)
Passed away at Southlake Regional Hospital, Newmarket on February 9, 2008 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Marie was the loving daughter of the late Claud and Alice FIELD. Marie grew up in Fairbank and attended D.B. Hood Public School, Vaughn Collegiate, Richmond Hill Collegiate and Ryerson. Marie leaves her sister Marion HOLMES (FIELD,) nephew Claude HOLMES and wife Jayme, great-nieces Heather and Kyra HOLMES. She also leaves niece Jacqueline and her husband George GLEN and great-nephews John and Colin GLEN. Marie enjoyed her work at the Craigleith Ski Club and was very interested in sports, especially baseball. In her youth she played baseball for Sunnyside and later for Maple SRS Ladies K.V.W. League. Marie will be sadly missed by all her loving Friends at Wasaga Beach and Collingwood, and remembered with great love by her family. Many thanks to the 6th Floor Cancer Care Unit at Southlake Hospital. A Memorial Service for Marie will be held at All Saints Church, 32 Elgin Street, Collingwood on Monday February 18, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. If you wish donations may be made to Southlake Regional Hospital in Newmarket and condolences may be sent to marie.harding@wardfh.com
Page 15

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-09 published
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Margaret Nadine (formerly PHILLIPS, née GLEN)
Entered into rest peacefully at The Brockville General Hospital Garden Street Site on Monday July 7, 2008. Beloved wife of Thomas LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and the late H. Ross PHILLIPS. Dear mother of Harry (Hal) PHILLIPS (Helen) of Brockville, Mark PHILLIPS (Sandra) of London, Ted PHILLIPS (Bernadine CLIFFORD) of Ottawa and Margo ROBITAILLE (Les Denis) of Brockville. Margaret is survived by 12 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter Isabel and 8 grandchildren from Tom's sons Charles, David and John LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Also survived by her brothers Norman GLEN (Elsie) of England, Maurice GLEN of Windsor and Robert GLEN (Honey) of Toronto as well as several nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law Della PHILLIPS. Predeceased by her parents Maurice GLEN and his wife Lydia JOWITT, a brother Keith GLEN and sisters Jean GARDNER and Joan ROW.
Family and Friends may call at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East, Brockville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the St. Lawrence Anglican Church on Friday July 11th, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Old Saint Peter's Cemetery, Brockville. In memoriams to Sisters of Saint_John the Devine Toronto, St. Lawrence Anglican Church or the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Messages of condolence may be sent online at: www.barclayfuneralhome.com

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEN - All Categories in OGSPI

GLENN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
DELBRIDGE, Fred
At his late residence on Sunday, April 20, 2008 Fred DELBRIDGE of Exeter in his 70th year. Beloved husband of the late Beverly DELBRIDGE (2007.) Dear father of Anne and Daniel GALLANT of London and grandfather of Alexander. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bruce DELBRIDGE of Exeter and Louise and Robert GLENN of Goderich. Loving uncle of Michelle and Steve SMITH and Krista and Josh KUEHNBAUM and great-uncle of Caleb SMITH and Hana and Makala KUEHNBAUM. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Judith RITCHIE officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to Thames Road-Elimville United Church would be appreciated by the family. There will be an Oddfellows service in the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLENN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-23 published
McFALLS, Gerald A.
At the Exeter Villa, on Thursday, May 22, 2008 Gerald A. McFALLS of Exeter in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Lois Kathleen (HODGINS) McFALLS. Dear brother-in-law of Lloyd and Helen HODGINS of Exeter. Dear uncle of Randal GLENN, Stuart and Kelly and Kathy HODGINS. Predeceased by a sister Ardys and her husband Gerald GLENN. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held on Saturday, May 24th at 11: 30 a.m. with Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to Exeter Villa, the Alzheimer Society or the Exeter Bible Chapel would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLENN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
JOYCE, Darlene (WEIN)
At her late residence on Saturday, June 29, 2008 Darlene (WEIN) JOYCE of Clandeboye in her 49th year. Beloved wife of Bruce JOYCE. Dear mother of Tracy and Dave KIRK of Goderich, Rick GLENN of Lucan, Jeremy GLENN of Clandeboye, Justin GLENN and Tawnya DECLARK of Exeter, and Nicole and Jordan JOYCE all at home. Dear grandmother of Alyssa and Amanda; Destiny and Shyanna; Skye, Hunter and Dominic. Dear daughter of Marvin WEIN of Crediton and daughter-in-law of Lillian JOYCE of Lucan. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Gary and Diane WEIN of Exeter, Cheryl and Brian KENNEDY of Clinton, Sharon and Jim McLEOD of Centralia, Rick WEIN and Penney and Dan EASTABROOK all of Crediton. Darlene will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews and the JOYCE family. The family would like to thank Kim BAUMAN/BOWMAN and the Middlesex-Elgin Victorian Order of Nurses for their compassionate care. Cremation. A graveside service will be held at the Crediton Cemetery on Thursday, July 3rd at 11 a.m. with Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a trust fund that has been set up for Nicole and Jordan's future education would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLENN - All Categories in OGSPI

GLEZOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-22 published
GLEZOS, George
Suddenly at Toronto, on Sunday, July 20th, 2008 at the age of 53 years. Beloved husband of Olwyn. Loved father of Matthew and Melanie. Much loved son of Sophia and the late Matthew. Dear brother of Mary (Ted). George had a great zest for life and a wonderful sense of humour. He will be greatly missed. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. Funeral service will be held in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West on Thursday, July 24 at two o'clock. In George's memory, and if so desired, donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEZOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-23 published
A fierce litigator who was a 'gentleman'
By Jacquie McNISH, Page B7
George GLEZOS dove into lawsuits with intensity, argued with a flourish in court, never uttered a cross word to opponents, sometimes exercised twice a day at his gym and wrote outrageous e-mails.
When the Lerners LLP litigator died suddenly of a brain aneurysm on Sunday at the age of 53, stories circulated quickly about his ferocious appetite for the law, sports and his family.
"He leaves a huge hole and ache in many lives," said his partner Earl CHERNIAK.
In law, Mr. GLEZOS distinguished himself by taking on what his partner Peter JERVIS described as "the steepest and deepest cases." At Lerners, Mr. GLEZOS is remembered for irreverent e-mails.
His favourite e-mail command, Mr. CHERNIAK said, was "reply all."
When a law clerk once sent a firm-wide e-mail asking whether anyone spoke Polish, Mr. GLEZOS hit "reply all" and wrote: "The Pope."
When another Lerners employee sent an e-mail about a new firm policy requiring prior approval for promotional expenses, he replied: "I will be taking 100 clients to Hawaii. It will cost a lot, but it will be worth it as we have been promised a lot of business, which will keep us all employed. Please approve."
One of Mr. GLEZOS' most memorable lawsuits was ultimately lost at the Supreme Court of Canada.
The case was a claim by an investor that few other law firms would tackle because it accused major retailer Danier Leather Inc. of failing to disclose negative sales data at a time when it was selling company shares.
Mr. GLEZOS and Mr. JERVIS won the closely watched case at trial, but it was ultimately overturned in Canada's highest court.
Despite the roller-coaster ride, Danier's lawyer Ben ZARNETT at Goodmans LLP said Mr. GLEZOS never lost his cool.
"George was the kind of lawyer with whom you could litigate a high-stakes case like Danier for years and right up to the Supreme Court without ever exchanging an angry word," Mr. ZARNETT said.
"He was a gentleman."
Paul STEEP at McCarthy Tétrault LLP opposed Mr. GLEZOS in two corporate lawsuits that potentially involved tens of millions of dollars of losses for their respective clients. Although Mr. GLEZOS fought hard in court for his client, Mr. STEEP said the lawyer once patted him on the back after a tough day in court and volunteered that Mr. STEEP would win the case.
"George loved being an advocate and he loved the camaraderie of the bar. Even when he was fighting hard for his client he never forgot that we are all colleagues," Mr. STEEP said.
Mr. GLEZOS leaves his wife, Olwyn, and son Matthew and daughter Melanie.

  G... Names     GL... Names     GLE... Names     Welcome Home

GLEZOS - All Categories in OGSPI