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"KII" 2008 Obituary


KIIKKILA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
TUOMI, Archie Leslie William (né TUOMINEN)
Peacefully, on April 23, 2008, in his 88th year, in Ottawa. Beloved husband of Helen Nita TUOMI, (née LEFURGEY.) Dear father of Archie KEITH (Jane.) Loving grandfather of Isabelle and Elizabeth. Born in 1920 on the family farm near Dunblane, Saskatchewan, son of Vilho Mikael TUOMINEN and Helmi Helena KIIKKILA of Finland. Graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in Economics and Commerce, public servant of Saskatchewan and Canada, international fisheries consultant, conference organizer and witness before the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries. Director, then Senior Advisor, Recreational Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Medaille d'honneur de la Pisciculture, Republique Francaise. Former resident of Regina and Vancouver, Archie was a true Canadian patriot, loving all parts of Canada, the land and its beauty. Friends are invited to visit the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Saturday, April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. Private internment. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice at May Court would be appreciated.
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