Dominik DLOUHY

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DLOUHY, Dominik
January 10, 1932 - May 2, 2013
Died peacefully at St. Margaret's Residence at age 81, with his family by his side. Dominik was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to Anna Doubravová and Dominik Dlouhy. The family left their country in 1939, landed eventually in England, and returned to Prague after the war. In 1948 they again left to settle in London, and in 1951, emigrated to Montreal, where he remained until the end of his life. He began a long and respected career in finance, starting with Nesbitt Thomson in the 1950's, and eventually founding his own company, Dlouhy Investments. He was Chairman of the Montreal Stock Exchange in the 1970's, and played a prominent role in Canadian financial affairs. Passionately involved in his community, he was President of the VON, Ste. Anne's and District; Governor of McGill University; director of the Centaur Theatre; and director of the Morgan Arboretum, among other organizations. "DD" adored his friends and family, and lived his life with joy and energy. He loved every day he spent skiing, sailing, kayaking, playing tennis, and swimming. He leaves his partner of 27 years, Janet Boeckh; his first wife and the mother of his children, Jean Dlouhy; his children, Dominik (Marilyn), Peter (Kim), Nancy (Doug); his stepchildren Ian Boeckh (Karen), and Rob Boeckh (Marina). Known as "Deda" to his loving grandchildren, Dominik, Alex, Chris, Myles, Alexa, Katie, Eric, Sophie, Andrew, Jonah and Calla. He also leaves his brother Jan (Ina) of Carbondale, CO. The family would like to thank the many people who supported Dominik in his final illness, including Holly Fleming, Anezka Adamcova, Louise Fasano, Yolly Olivo, Blessy Padadac and the extraordinary team at St. Margaret's Residence. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday May 11 at 5:00 p.m. at the Mount Royal Cemetery, 1297 chemin de la Forêt, Outremont. Those wishing to honour Dominik's memory may donate to their favourite charity, in lieu of flowers.

Published in The Gazette from May 7 to May 8, 2013
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