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"LEC" 2008 Obituary


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LECHTZIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
LECHTZIER, Dorothy Beatrice (née HEARD)
Born November 29, 1927 to Albert and Kathleen HEARD, " Bette" grew up in Vancouver living the epitome of west coast life. She attended Lord Kitchener Elementary, Lord Byng High and then University of British Columbia where she joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and earned a B.A. (English).
Bette met Merton (LECHTZIER) at a Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club dance and, after converting to Judaism, married him on August 12, 1953 at Beth Israel Synagogue. The Tennis Club became a central part of their lives both for sport and Friends and they were active members there for over five decades. Mert and "Beebz" (as she was affectionately known) moved to Shaughnessy in 1955 and remained there for the next 40 years. They loved to travel and spent many wonderful holidays with Friends in exotic destinations. They were also great entertainers and hosts, and their home became the venue of all manner of parties over the decades.
Though Bette was part of the Doctor Spock generation, she was also a mother in the mould of Donna Reed. She was the purveyor of the most wonderful comfort food (as we now know it) and had an encyclopedic knowledge of how to make secondary meals out of an original source reflecting the thrift of her leaner years. She was also a resourceful epicurean, leaping at every opportunity to retrieve fresh delicacies from the country, blackberries from the lane or dandelion leaves from the shoulder of the highway.
Like Mert, Bette loved fashion but above that style. Her nose for a good sale was legendary and she had a wonderful ability to mix a modest wardrobe into something very chic. Bette was also strongly independent and, as her motherly responsibilities began to wane, pursued many projects on her own. To no one's surprise greater than her husband, Bette became both a shrewd investor and successful B&B proprietor.
Above all else, Bette was great fun; a hybrid personality of (I Love) Lucy, Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore and Marty Feldman. She was a wonderful friend and neighbour and the source of wild and wonderful antics and stories. Bette had an infectious laughter which could permeate a room in an instant. She was a great dancer (and loud singer), a wonderful raconteur, would mimic any person at the drop of a hat, and a boundless source of old English rhymes. She loved dark chocolate covered anything, liked to poke you in the ribs after a minimal of prodding, and thought Michael Caine, Gene Hackman and Gene Wilder were drop dead gorgeous (all of them strangely having coifs like her husband). She was always cold (especially the tip of her nose), could stick her tongue out in more directions than most reptiles, and was a little tornado of activity in the garden.
In the late 1990s, dementia took hold of Bette's personality, twisted it and slowly robbed us of her unique laughter and charm. However, even through this difficult period, Bette still managed on occasion to emit a little twinkle from her eye and a merry laugh to brighten a room. During often desperate years, Mert was a loyal and loving companion and caregiver of unlimited capacity who made any sacrifice for his beloved wife. Bette escaped her torment and let go of life on April 10th at the age of 80 in Vancouver. She has been, and will continue to be, sorely missed by many and is irreplaceable.
Bette was predeceased by her beloved husband Merton in December 2006 and is survived by her sister Sally MIDWINTER (James) of Ottawa her three children, Matthew of London (England), Paul (Jennifer DOLMAN) of Toronto, and Sally RUTLEDGE (Jeffrey) of Vancouver, as well as six grandchildren; Sam, Adam and Emma RUTLEDGE, and Harris, Sasha, and Abby LECHTZIER.
The family thanks Helen Combs for her loving care and devotion to both our parents over five difficult years. Donations to the Pacific Alzheimer's Research Foundation at www.parf.ca or 604-678-8138 are gratefully appreciated.

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LECKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-16 published
ENGELS, Jack
Peacefully in Montreal, after a brief illness, in his ninetieth year on Saturday, June 14 2008. Loving husband of Sadye KRAINER for sixty-one years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Paula ENGELS, Trudy and Lawrence CHERNIN. Most special Zee and Zaideh of Emily LECKER; Simon and Annalie CHERNIN. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Louis and the late Doris ENGELBERG, Chaim and the late Evelyn ENGELBERG, Rita and the late Frank ENGELS, the late Harry and the late Rose ENGELS, the late Sam and the late Lois ENGELS and brother-in-law of Moe and the late Nettie SMITH, the late Ruth KRAINER, the late Morris and the late Nancy KRAINER. He will be greatly missed by his family, nieces, nephews, many Friends and the countless people whose lives he touched through his years in business and his tireless devotion to the community. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, Montreal, 3888 Jean Talon W. on Monday, June 16. Shiva at his home through Wednesday evening June 18. In lieu of gifts or flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Ben Weider Young Men's-Young Women's Health Association (514) 737-6551.

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LECKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-15 published
LECKIE, Robert John " Bob"
The family of Robert John (Bob) announce his passing on May 13, 2008 at a.m. and G.H. Goderich. Robert is survived by his wife Marguerite. He was the proud father of five girls; Cathy MASON (husband Gerry,) Lucan, Ontario, Nola MacKAY, Freelton, Ontario, Laurie CRAIK (husband Richard,) London, Ontario, Elizabeth CRAIK (partner Guy,) London, Ontario, Diana CRAIK (husband Arnaud,) Anjour, Québec. Robert is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grand_son. Predeceased by his parents John and Norah LECKIE and his first wife Kathleen (Kaye 1984.) Robert served in the Royal Canadian Navy, was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Shriners and Masonic Lodge. There is no public visitation or funeral service. A family service to be held at a later date. Donations to the charity of your choice. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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LECKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-10 published
LECKIE, W. Merrill
Merrill passed away at his home at Maple Bay on January 05, 2008, but his wonderful spirit and sense of humor will live on in the hearts and minds of those he touched over the years.
Born in Vancouver, October 09, 1933, Merrill graduated from University of British Columbia with degrees in Commerce and Law. He went on to practice law in Vancouver for 42 years, during which time he served as president of the British Columbia Branch Canadian Bar Association, president of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute, and British Columbia president of the Council for Canadian Unity. His interests were diverse and he served as a director of the Doctor Sun Yat-sen Gardens, The Vancouver Bach Choir and the Canadian Safety Council. Always proud of his Scottish heritage Merrill was also a director of St. Andrews and Caledonian Society of Vancouver and the Vancouver Burns Club and never missed a chance to toast his beloved Robbie Burns with a 'wee dram'. He was also active for some time in West Vancouver United Church. In 1989, Merrill was appointed a Chartered Arbitrator and also served as a Trade-mark agent and a Fellow of the Patent and Trade-mark Institute of Canada.
Before retiring to Maple Bay on Vancouver Island he was awarded the Louis St. Laurent Award of Excellence by the Canadian Bar Association for his outstanding service. Upon retiring Merrill was elected as president of the Cowichan Symphony Society from 2003 to 2007 and he and his board members worked tirelessly to bring the music of the Victoria Symphony to the Cowichan Valley. He was also a member of the Cowichan Harbours Commission.
A highlight of his career was serving for many years as a director and secretary for the British Columbia Lions Football Club. The Club has lost one of their greatest supporters.
Merrill is survived by his beloved partner, Karen GRANT; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Marilyn LECKIE of West Vancouver; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gerry O'HANDLEY and granddaughter, Carmen of West Vancouver; his son Scott of Toronto; daughter and son-in-law Aimee and Scott LESAGE, and children Jennifer, Tyler and Ashley of North Vancouver; and daughter, Heather of Vancouver; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.
A Memorial Service celebrating Merrill's life will be held in West Vancouver United Church, Thursday, January 31st, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. First Memorial Funeral Services, Duncan, B.C.. (250) 748-2134 Condolences may be sent to: www.firstmemorialfuneral.com

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LECKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-04 published
BLAXLEY, Margaret Ann
Peacefully at Del Manor, Glen Abbey Retirement Residence in Oakville, on Tuesday April 1, 2008 in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Ronald William BLAXLEY (2003.) Dearly loved mother of Carol BUSS and husband John, June CHIPP and husband Bill, Lynn BLAXLEY and husband John LECKIE and Dorothy DUNLOP and husband Steve. Cherished grandmother of Jonathan, Stephen, Michael, Matthew, Erin, Christopher, Geoffrey and her great-grandchildren Andrew, Madeline and Graham. Predeceased by her brothers Maurice and Alan. A private family service will take place in the chapel of Little's Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge, on Saturday April 5, 2008. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.

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LECKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
WARD- LECKIE, Bonnie (née BALE)
Bonnie was a longtime resident of Hamilton, Burlington and Brampton. Retired after many years of service at the City of Brampton Works and Payroll Department. Loving Mother of Scott LECKIE (Sandy) and Dianne LECKIE (Bill.) Stepmother to David WARD (Rachel,) Geoff WARD (Lynne) and Crystal WARD. Cherished Grandmother of Rob, Laura, Sam, Campbell, Chelsea and Damon. Close friend (Mom Bonnie) to Cathy WARD and Gerry BARTON. Beloved wife of the late Bill LECKIE and the late David WARD. Bonnie will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews, family and Friends. Friends and family may be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bonnie's life will take place at the Ward Funeral Home on Monday (please call the funeral home for service time, 905-451-2124). Donations to the Heart and Lung Association and the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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LECOMTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-13 published
VANTYGHEM. Erik Camiel
Peacefully after a couagous battle with cancer at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, May 11, 2008. Erik Camiel VANTYGHEM of Aylmer in his 64th year. Eric was born in Gistel, Belgium on October 17, 1944 son of the late Charles and Maria LECOMTE) VANTYGHEM. He came to Canada in 1969, was a resident of Aylmer since 1990 and worked for many years as a brick layer. Eric is an avid fisherman and enjoys the great outdoors. Beloved husband of Ingrid (HONGENAERT) VANTYGHEM. Dear father of Maryke VANTYGHEM of Aylmer, Erika McDONALD and husband Rick of Komoka and Vivian SHWALUK and husband Chris of Ayr. Loving grandfather of Justin and Emily McDONALD, Katrina SHWALUK and the late Curtis SHWALUK. Brother of Simone VANTYGHEM, Fernand VANTYGHEM and wife Monique, Ben VANTYGHEM and wife Louise, Roland VANTYGHEM and wife Sonja and the late Theo VANTYGHEM and companion Julianna WERBROUCK. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Prayers Wednesday at 7: 00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Father Gilbert SIMARD, officiating. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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LECOURS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
HALL, John L. (1929-2008)
Passed away on July 23rd, 2008 at Mount Sinai Hospital, Montreal, following a brief illness. Beloved husband of 49 years of Yolende (LECOURS,) cherished father to Suzanne (Christopher LOSIER) and Stephen (Sheryl O'TOOLE.) Wonderful, dearest Grampa to Kaitlyn. Survived by his brother Fred (Daphne) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Anna and Henry F. HALL and brother Rad (Betty). A dedicated administrator, educator and volunteer at Concordia University for over 40 years, through his career he also served with the Canadian Officer Training Corps, volunteered with the Montreal Personnel Association and the Young Men's Christian Association, and will be missed by Friends, colleagues and students. The family wishes to express deepest appreciation to all the nurses, respiratory therapists, and physicians who cared for John, with special thanks to Nathalie, Rathmony, Francine, Maryam, Lucie, and Ivan from the Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital home care service for pulmonary patients, Marie from Mount Sinai and caregiver Sandra for their extraordinary compassionate care. Visitation on Monday, July 28 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and funeral service Tuesday, July 29th at 11 a.m. at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Foret, Outremont, Quebec H2V 2P9, (514) 279-6540. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to Concordia University - Henry F. Hall Scholarship, Concordia University, Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West (FB-520), Montreal, Québec H3G 1M8 (514) 848-2424 ext. 8938.

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LECOURTOIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
LECOURTOIS, Gertrude May (formerly WILLIAMSON, née CAMPBELL)
Of Guelph suddenly on Thursday February 21, 2008 at the LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late John Alexander WILLIAMSON (1964) and the late Gordon LECOURTOIS (1993.) Loving mother of Jerry and his wife Jean WILLIAMSON, JoAnn DUNN and Mary Jane and her husband Robert JOHNSTONE. Lovingly remembered by 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Dear sister of Bruce CAMPBELL and sister-in-law of Zetta CARTER and Dorothy JEWELL. She was predeceased by brother's John and Alex CAMPBELL and by sisters Helen SIPLE and Etoile STERLING. Gertrude was a longtime resident of Saint Thomas and had recently moved to Guelph. The Funeral Service was held on Monday at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Interment followed at the Elmdale Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice through Williams Funeral Home (519-631-0850).

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