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MICHEL CHEVALIER


MICHEL PHILIPPE CHEVALIER Born in Montreal July 1st, 1924 to Philippe and Alice Chevalier (née Geoffrion). Died January 15th, 2006 in Toronto. A veteran of the Second World War, in 1951 Michel mar ried Jean MacGregor whom he leaves along with four of his children (his youngest daughter and fifth child, Dominique, predeceased him in 1991), six grandchildren and his sister Rita. During the early part of his career he was active in the Montreal business community with the Canadian Fe deration of Mayors and Municipalities, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Montreal Citizen's Committee. He went on to found his own business, Chevalier Associates. Michel received his PhD in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967 and then was director of Penn's Institute for Environmental Studies for two years. Returning to Montreal in 1969, he was on the faculty of l'Université de Montréal (l'Institut d'Urbanisme: Directeur 1967 ­ 1970, Professeur titulaire 1968 ­ 1988) and York University (Faculty of Environmental Studies, Professor 1969 ­ 1992). Michel was passionate about his work and was involved in countless community and inter national projects. The family property in Oka was a precious part of his life from early childhood and many happy family gatherings took place there over the years. Michel bore his long illness with courage and a sweet dignity. Heartfelt thanks to K3 Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital Veteran's Wing, and to his primary care nurses, Anne-Marie and Maria. A private ser vice was held at St. Paul's Church on Bloor St. in Toronto. Internment will take place in the family plot at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunnybrook & Women's Foundation, directed to either the Veterans Comfort Fund or the General Research Fund, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON M4N 3M5. Tel: 416-480-4483. 'For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings.'


Published by The Globe and Mail on Feb. 1, 2006.
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To Jean and the family,
My condoleances following Michel's death. Thanks to all your love and support he was brave for such a long time, and now he can join your Lalli. A man of vision who contributed so much to the field of Environmental studies here and abroad. He was a kind and gentle human being with a shy disarming smile. I feel priviledged to have known him, and thank him for setting an example in our daughter's career choice. With affection and special thoughts for all of you,
Anne
Anne McLaughlin (Rich)
February 1, 2006
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