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Archives: In Memoriams

Poché, Louis A. (Father)

Father Louis A. “Doc” Poché, SJ, died Feb. 7, 2017 at the Jesuit retirement community in Grand Coteau, La. He was 91 years old, a Jesuit for 74 years and a priest for 61 years. Known for his charity and his care for others, especially the sick and aged, his life will be celebrated in …

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Heiser, W. Charles (Father)

Father W. Charles Heiser, SJ, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in St. Louis. He was 95 years old, a Jesuit for 77 years and a priest for 64 years. Remembered by his fellow Jesuits as a deeply spiritual man, Fr. Heiser’s life was celebrated in a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at …

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Bédard, Fernand (Father)

Bédard, Fernand Father Fernand Bédard died on April 2, 2020, in the Richelieu infirmary. He was in relatively good health, even after undergoing hip surgery a few months ago. But he had lost his mobility and was only able to move around in a wheelchair. For the past week, he had been less and less …

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Feigl, Rudolf (Brother)

Bro. Rudolf Feigl died on January 8. He was 93 and in his 71st year of religious life. Bro. Feigl joined the Society in 1944 in Hungary. He arrived in Canada in 1954 and served four years at Hamilton’s St. Stephen’s Church. From 1958, he worked at St. Laszlo Church, Courtland, ON, as a minister, …

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Gavin, Joseph (Father)

Father Joseph Gavin died peacefully on the morning of 6 October 2019, at René Goupil House, Pickering. He was in his 85th year and in his 65th year of religious life. Joseph was born on 30 August 1935, in Lansdowne, Ontario, the son of Charles Gavin and Leona Leeder. He was taught by Jesuits at …

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Jutras, Fernand (Father)

On November 25, in the early afternoon, Fernand Jutras passed away at the Richelieu infirmary. He had been dealing with a degenerative muscle disease for several years now. This is why he had asked the Provincial, in 2016, to join the Richelieu community in order to receive the care he needed. In the early evening …

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