Deaths / Décès

Deaths / Décès

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8268 Gilles Dufour (1946 – 2016)

À Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, le 5 février 2016, à l’âge de 69 ans, est décédé monsieur Gilles Dufour, époux de madame Lise Bourret. Outre son épouse, il laisse dans le deuilson fils Martin, son frère Michel ainsi que ses beaux-frères et belles-sœurs, neveux et nièces, parents et amis.

Une célébration de la Parole aura lieu le samedi 27 février 2016 à 15 h, en la chapelle du Complexe funéraire LeSieur: 95, boul. Saint-Luc à Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, J2W 1E2, 450-359-0990.

La famille recevra les témoignages de sympathie à compter de 13 h.

Des dons à la Fondation Santé Haut-Richelieu-Rouville – (maison de Soins Palliatifs de St-Luc) seraient appréciés de la famille.

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4739 John Edgar Akerley

With a heavy heart, we must report the passing of John Edgar Akerley (April 29, 1938 – February 6, 2016) at his home near Princeton, BC. Born in St. Leonard, New Brunswick to Cecile and Edgar Akerley, John graduated as an Engineer from Queens University and the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario in 1960. In 1963, he married Patricia Sininger in Chilliwack, BC and embarked on a life-long career in project management. John worked on a variety of projects throughout Africa and North America, but he is best known for his work on multi-purpose entertainment facilities such as Rogers Arena in Vancouver, the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, and the Centre Vidéotron in Quebec City.

John was a dedicated and highly respected member of the Princeton community, serving as a volunteer in several organizations. He was active right up to the day of his death, and died suddenly with Patricia at his side. He is also survived by his brother William, son Jason, daughter Michelle and granddaughter Jady.

We are grateful to the Erris Volunteer Fire Department, Princeton RCMP and paramedics who tried for over an hour to revive him.

John enjoyed friends far and wide. He regarded death as an inevitable “next adventure”, and lived in total acceptance of his own mortality. As he would say, “life goes on”, but he will never be forgotten.

Funeral arrangements and other obit details are not available at this time.

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We received word , 4834 Glen Hyslop passed away in Winnipeg – Sat 13 Feb.  (No other details are available at this time) We will update when details available.