The Honourable Mr. Justice Thomas M. Dunn ’59 passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 after a bravely fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jacqulyn, their children MaryKathleen and Patrick (Tomoko), granddaughter Erika and soon to be born grandson Thomas, brother Fr. Gerald Dunn and sister Patricia. Predeceased by parents John and Gertrude Dunn, sister Mary Ellen and brother John, Thomas was educated at University of Windsor where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Economics. He obtained a law degree D. Juris from the University of Toronto Law School and was called to the Bar in 1968. Tom practiced law in Brampton from 1968 to 1991 and was appointed Queen's Council in 1982. He acted as a part time Deputy Small Claims Court Judge for 17 years and was also appointed as a part time Assistant Crown Attorney. Actively involved in numerous community organizations, Tom served on the Boards of the YMCA and Peel Cheshire Homes, coached and managed numerous teams of the Brampton Minor Hockey Association and Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association and was a leader in the Boy Scouts Organization. Appointed to the Superior Court in March 1991, Thomas also proudly served as Honorary Lt. Colonel and Honorary Colonel of the Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton) Regiment from 1993 to 2002. In this role, he enjoyed the opportunity to meet with soldiers of the unit, participating in their training. He travelled to Bosnia to meet unit soldiers posted
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there. He maintained his great pride and interest in the unit to the end. The family gives their deepest thanks to his nurses, doctors and physiotherapists for their support and the true kindness and deep compassion with which they cared for Tom – and a special thanks to Dr. Alex McCallion, Tom's family doctor and good friend. There are angels on this earth! Tom was a man of many parts, an artist, competitive shooter, teacher, mentor, family historian, proud Lorne Scot, pickle master, single malt aficionado, dance instructor, lover of all things Irish and scallywag from a young age, a true and faithful friend, husband and father. He will be sorely missed, but he leaves us with wonderful stories to tell of our adventures with him - Our Wild Colonial Boy! John W. May ’65 passed away peacefully after a short illness on May 13, 2013 at the age of 63. Beloved husband to the late Debbie (Doan), John is survived by in-laws Nancy and Harvey Doan, Ross and Kevin Doan, Karen Laidlaw (nee Doan) and longtime friend Tom Lundy. A successful barrister and solicitor, as well as a former OHA Official and Supervisor, John will be sadly missed by his referee brothers, by his legal associates, and by those whom he comforted in his capacity as a Chaplain at William Osler Hospital in Brampton. Jack Velanoff ’66 passed away peacefully at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital on October 26, 2013 at the age of 65. Predeceased by his parents Lou and Ruth and daughter Kimberley, Jack is survived by his loving wife Jane (nee Morningstar), children Gregory
(Danielle), Jaclyn, and Matthew and grandson Maxton. Jack, who will be sadly missed by all his relatives and friends, was well known in the golfing circles as a scratch golfer, even representing Canada in a pitch and putt tournament in Ireland. Jack loved to have two "home" golf courses, Bayview Golf and Country Club and Osler Brook Golf and Country Club. A proud Canadian Tire dealer for more 30 years, Jack's final wishes include his sincere thanks and admiration to his other family, the colleagues and communities he loved dearly throughout his career.
Please also remember friends and family of the St. Mike’s community: Laura Flabbi, mother of Julian ’04; Josephine Myslicki, grandmother of Christopher ’99 and Michael ’02; Elaine Baker, sister of Arnie Brown ’61; Antonio Creglia, father of David Creglia ’78; Stefano Monardo, grandfather of Steven Monardo ’11 and Christian Mastrangelo ’18; Barbara Coghlan, wife of former teacher James Coghlan; Sophie Smith, granddaughter of Mike Lavelle ’55; Sylvia Anderson, grandmother of R.J. ’14, Thomas ’15, and James ’17; June Moran, wife of Howie Moran ’54; James Joseph Bissonnette, father of teacher Peter Bissonnette and grandfather of Christopher Bissonnette ’18; Debbie O'Toole, wife of Michael ’84; Gennaro Cipriani, father of Mark ’02; Joaquim Dos Santos Fonseca, father of Peter ’86; Thomas O’Connor, father of Cameron ’16; Elvira
Carlo Michael Marcantonio ’78 passed away peacefully in hospital, Saturday, November 25, 2006 at the age 59. The beloved husband to Anna, loving father of David and Stephanie, dear son of Lucy and the late Frank Marcantonio, dear brother of Mary (late Marziale Zollerano) and Rosanna (Bill McMullan), son-in-law of Egeria and the late Isidoro Santucci, and brother-inlaw of Amalia Santucci and Marco Santucci is fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.
Pelliccione mother of Larry ’62, past parent Arthur, and grandmother of Eric ’11, David ’16 and Steven ’18; Ed Gibbs, Sr. father of Joe ’79 and grandfather of Connor ’14; Antonio Caporusso , grandfather of Frank ’96, Anthony ’03, and Marco ’04; Mary Ranieri, mother of Peter ’74; Susan Lovkin, mother of Thomas Fabien ’06 and Julian ’14 and Oliver Lovekin ’17
Sergeant Walter Angelo Brasca ’83 #3069, a proud member of the Toronto Police Service for 30 years, passed away suddenly on Monday August 12, 2013 at the age of 49. The best friend and husband to Donna, devoted father of three wonderful boys, Anthony, Dylan and Thomas, Walter is survived by his mother Clemintina and brothers Fabrizio and Luigi. Always to be remembered, Walter will be sadly missed by his extended family, many friends, colleagues, and fellow officers.
Blue Banner |Fall/Winter 2013