THE REVEREND CANON GEORGE A. LONG
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1922 - 2012
The Reverend Canon George Alfred Long died at the Veterans' Hospital, Ste. Anne de Bellevue on December 8th, 2012. Predeceased by his beloved wife A.E. Winnifred Long (Tidy), sister Gwendolyn N. Long, brother Gordon A. Long and sister Audrey M. Olmstead (late Harold). Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was the son of the late Miriam (Stephens) and William Long. He is survived by sister-in-law Anne-Marie, Tracadie N.S., and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brother- in-law Saville H. Moon, DFC. Father Long served in the R.C.N. WWII. He attended McGill University and graduated from M.D.T.C. Ordained Deacon on Ascension Day, 1967 and Priested on the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1968 for the Anglican Church of Canada. He served as Chaplain for twenty-five years with the Youth Protection Services for Quebec. He was a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, also a beloved priest in the Parishes of Grenville, Calumet, Longueuil and Sutton in the Diocese of Montreal. Formerly, he served as Chaplain of Ste. Anne's Veteran Hospital. He had been Provincial Chaplain for the Royal Canadian Legion Quebec Command, Branch 158, Sutton, Quebec and Churchill Branch 91, Sutton, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec. He was also the former Chaplian and lifelong member of Arras Branch 59, Antigonish, N.S. He served as Chaplain of the Montreal Branch of the War Amputees of Canada and was an honorary member of the White Ensign Club, Montreal. Visitation at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White will be on Thursday, December 13, from 11:30 to 12:15 a.m. followed by a Eucharistic Funeral Service to take place at Grace Anglican Church, at 2 pm in Sutton, Quebec, with Celebrants Bishop Barry B. Clarke, The Ven. J. Wallace Sparling and The Rev. Canon Timothy Smart. Interment of ashes to follow at Grace Church Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ste. Anne's Veterans' Hospital, 305 Rue des Anciens Combattants, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC., H9X 1Y9, Grace Church, 52 Rue Principale Sud, Sutton, QC., J0E 2K0, or a charity of your choice. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers of Ste. Anne's Veterans' Hospital for their excellent care.
Published in The Gazette on Dec. 11, 2012