Brian Michael Vallee

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  • "Nancy, I cannot begin to express to you my deep sadness in..."
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VALLEE, Brian Michael - 1940 - 2011 Brian Vallee died, surrounded by love, at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto on Friday, July 22, 2011. Brian will be greatly missed by his partner of 24 years, Nancy Rahtz. He will also be sadly missed by his sisters Nelda, Charlotte, Marguerite, Brenda, Erni-Lynne and Nona, and his brother Levis. Brian was a much loved uncle to 18 nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by Nancy's sisters Kathryn and Barbara, brother-in-law Curtis and nephew Chris. Predeceased by his mother Margaret, father Levis and brothers Vincent and Harold. An award-winning print and broadcast journalist, author and documentary producer, Brian's legacy includes shining a light on the issue of domestic violence and its continued prevalence in our society. Brian was also the consummate host and entertainer, renowned for his annual Tourtière Party and frequent dinners for friends and family. He was a loyal and supportive friend who was always there for others. Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Brian never lost his love for northern Ontario and remained in close touch with his many friends there. If desired, donations to Nellie's shelter for women ( or The Redwood shelter ( would be appreciated. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through

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Published in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2011
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