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January 9, 1923 - June 3, 2012
Passed away peacefully on June 3, 2012, beloved husband and best friend of Mary Janic (Yanick). He was born in Slovakia to Joseph Stracina and Veronika Magula, and predeceased by his brother Joe. He leaves to mourn his dear wife of 60 years, in-laws, and many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews in the extended Stracina, Yanick and Tully families. Jules was a veteran of WWII and proud of his service with the Canadian Armed Forces – Airborne Division. Upon his return in 1946, he completed his education at Sir George Williams University with a B. Comm., followed by a teaching certificate and an M.A. in Guidance and Counselling from McGill University. He was a respected teacher and guidance counsellor at Westmount High School for over 30 years. He enjoyed travelling around the world, and dancing the winters away in Florida during his retirement. Jules was a gentle man and a true gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him, old friends and neighbours, his many relatives in Slovakia and the square dancers and round dancers in Montreal, Ottawa and Florida. Special thanks to the entire medical and caring staff at 5 South and 5 North at St. Mary's Hospital for the excellent care given to Jules during the last 5 months. According to his wishes, there will be no visitation and the funeral will be private. If desired, donations to St. Mary's Hospital Building Fund or to the Concordia University or McGill University Education faculties, made in his memory, would be appreciated.

Published in Montreal Gazette from June 8 to June 9, 2012
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