Re: Obit (2001) - Wylie Alvard SLACK


THANKS; I had this tucked away in my limbo file which now has a home.

Amherst Daily News, Friday, January 14, 1955; Reel #2707, PANS, Halifax,
Slack - MacLeod
A pretty New Year's wedding took place at 7:30 o'clock on Saturday evening,
January 1st at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James MacLeod, Oxford Junction, when
their granddaughter, Jeanette Mary became the bride of Wylie Alvard, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Slack, Oxford.

(excerpts only from the long write-up)

Ceremony performed by Rev. Frank Sinnott of Springhill.
The bride was given away by her father, Alex MacLeod, Halifax.
The happy couple left for Toronto, Ont. where the groom holds a position
with the North American Life Assurance Co.

Source: Dave Winter, 29 Sep 2011

On 29/09/11 3:43 PM, "Gerry Mattinson" <gmattins@...> wrote:

> Obituary for Wylie Alvard SLACK, s/o Ivan Robert "Wylie" SLACK & Anna Beatrice
> Listers, the following obituary is from a very low resolution image so there
> may be spelling errors - be cautious.  Note that it is difficult to decipher
> his middle name (Alvard or Alvord) but ObituaryDailyTimes says the newspaper
> printed Alvard.  I believe his obit. was also carried in the Feb 7, 2001
> Oxford Journal and Kathryn Jeffers transcribed his middle name as Avard.  Also
> his age at death is difficult to see but ObituaryDailyTimes and the Oxford
> Journal, both say age 64.
> Feb. 2, 2001 Toronto Star
> SLACK, Wylie Alvard ­ On Wednesday, January 31, 2001, Wylie Alvard Slack, 64,
> of Morrisdale, New Brunswick, passed away peacefully after a courageous
> struggle with cancer.  Wylie will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Mary
> (nee Grebent - sic), and much loved daughters, Vicki Lombardi (Mike), Valerie
> Billings (Kevin) and Melanie Slack (L___ L___).  Sadly missed by
> grandchildren, Melissa and Danny Lombardi, Jason, Andrew, and Aaron Billings,
> and all his family and friends.  Predeceased by his parents Wylie and Anna
> (Smith) Slack and infant son Kevin.  Special thanks given to Dr. Margo
> Burnell, Dr. Nancy Grant and Dr. M___ Simon and the outstanding care given by
> the wonderful staff at the Saint John Regional Hospital and the E___ M___
> Services.  Wylie will be remembered for his magnificent mind, his generous
> heart, and most of all, his mischievous and witty sense of humour.  Born in
> Springhill and raised in Oxford, Nova Scotia, Wylie moved [to]
> Toronto as a young man and spent 45 years working in the life insurance
> industry.  Much respected by his peers for the passion that he brought to his
> work.  Wylie was honoured on many occasions and most recently by the
> Independent Financial Brokers of Canada with the Distinguished Service Award.
>  Wylie also applied his passion to the political scene of Pickering, Ontario
> where in the (80¹s?) he campaigned for the Liberal Party and at the regional
> council level.  He also had a passion for the work done by Albert College in
> Belleville, where he sat on the Board of Governors for many years and devoted
> much time to various committees.  All those who knew Wylie are invited to a
> Celebration of his Life to be held in the Park Room of the Inn on the Park,
> 1100 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto on Tuesday, February 6, 2001.  Memorial service
> from 3-4 p.m., to be presided over by Rev. Donald Nicholson with reception to
> follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial
> donations to the Radiation Oncology Department, Saint John Regional Hospital
> Foundation, PO Box 2500, Stn. A, Saint John, NB, or to a charity of your
> choice would be appreciated by the family.
> Dave:
> According to this obituary, Wylie's father, Ivan Robert "Wylie" Slack was
> deceased by January 31, 2001 and I believe he had been living in Toronto...
> but so far, I have not found his obituary.
> Gerry
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