The Glengarry News - - Clas­si­fieds -

Dal­housie Sta­tion, Que­bec was the mail­ing ad­dress on both sides of the bor­der, in­clud­ing for our farm in Bridge End.

Ru­ral fam­i­lies have al­ways shopped at Le­vac’s. Gilles took quiet pride in the fact that his sausages were on the break­fast ta­bles of our many rel­a­tives in Detroit as of­ten as some­one could take them there. When his son Stephane as­sumed own­er­ship of the store, Gilles as­sisted reg­u­larly, un­til quite re­cently. Skilled in his trade, hard-work­ing by na­ture, and a con­ge­nial, ef­fi­cient busi­ness­man be­hind the counter, Gilles earned the re­spect he was given in the com­mu­nity and within his fam­ily.

It is no sur­prise that so many neigh­bours and friends came from to pay their re­spects at his fu­neral. Jef­frey McDonell cap­tured Gilles’ essence in an af­fec­tion­ate eu­logy. He pre­sented his grand­fa­ther as a man of con­trasts. Im­pos­ing in stature, strong as an ox, quiet by na­ture and eco­nom­i­cal in speech, Gilles was of­ten mis­taken to be gruff and for­mi­da­ble. Quite the op­po­site was true. To his fam­ily, Pa or Papa was gen­tle and kind; firm, yes, but with a great sense of hu­mour.

So­cial notes

Cel­e­brat­ing birth­days this week are Ella Simp­son and Florence Claude, Dec. 16; Pam Giroux on the 17th; Heather Basler on the 18th and Bruce MacDonell on the 20th. Pa­tri­cia Simp­son winds up the month with a birth­day on the 28th.

En­joy the day!

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