March 23, 1947 - October 12, 2012 Peacefully, with family by his side, after a lengthy journey with cancer, at the age of 65. Loving father to Danielle (Kevin Petker) and Jerome. Devoted grandfather to Sebastian. Dear brother of Odette James (Mike), Louise Pharand (Robert), and Neil Levac (Denise). Predeceased by parents Charles and Annette and sister Nicole. Will be sadly missed by long-time companion Johnny Yap, close friends Karen Macinnis and Charles Osborne, and nieces and nephews Hans, Martin, Michel, Catherine, Lucie, Andrew, and Carolyn. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the 6th floor staff at the General Hospital and to the wonderful staff of the Hospice at May Court. Friends are invited to a memorial service at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa at 7pm on Saturday, November 3rd. For those wishing, donations can be made in Michel's memory to a charity of your choice.
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2012