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LANCE INGLETON January 2, 1953 - September 30, 2009 We believe, that although it may have occurred for merely a nanosecond, the earth stopped rotating on its axis on September 30, 2009 at 7:15 a.m. in recognition of the passing of Lance Longsworth Clayton Ingleton. He was an empathetic person, an inspiring husband, a loving and principled father and a dynamic entrepreneur. Lance was Canada's gift from Sherwood Forest, Portland, Jamaica and God's gift to his family and friends. We love you always Lance, from your devoted wife, Denise; your caring sisters, Rita and Gloria; your loving children, Latoya, Shannae and Tareke; and your delightful grandchildren, Nydel and Nyema. Join us in celebrating the life of Lance Ingleton at HIGHLAND FUNERAL HOME, Markham Chapel, 10 Cachet Woods Court (northeast corner of 16th Ave. and Hwy. 404), 905-887-8600 on Monday from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service will be on Wednesday, October 7 at 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Christ the King Cemetery (Steeles Ave. and Reesor Rd.). Donations may be made in memory of Lance to the John Brooks Community Foundation and Scholarship Fund and the Markham Stouffville Hospital, Palliative Care Unit. Online condolences maybe placed at:

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Published in Toronto Star from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2009.
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July 12, 2016
I loved this man. He brought so much with him and it was all good.
Reg Hartt
July 11, 2016
Hi Grandpa I miss you so much
Nydel Philip
June 20, 2011
Carol Brown
May 10, 2011
Brother Lance, you left this world when it is not yet time, because many people loves you and we all want you here with us always, today we all have your good spirit living in the heart of each every one of us and that will continue for ever.
May your lovely soul continue resting in perfect peace. We all loves you so much. Adegboyega Najeem Hammed-Founder Adimula Cultural Foundation, Inc. Brazil, Miami, and Toronto - Canada.
Adegboyega Najeem Hammed
March 4, 2011
Lance only today I Learned of your passing and my heart now grieves I think of all the good times we had and the great person you were Rest In Peace my brother my friend I will hold onto the great memories
Franchot (former Road Manager Third World Band)
Franchot Henry
September 28, 2010
Hi Daddy :)
LaToya Ingleton
February 18, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Errol Ingleton
December 23, 2009
Although I knew him for a little bit more than one year, I could tell that Lance was a kind and open-minded person. I really appreciated his passion for music that I think we had in common.
If there were more people like him the world would probably be a better place to live.
Vincent Muller
December 19, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Yoanda Nicholson
December 14, 2009
I met Lance was I was about to create Virgin Mobile Canada. We successfully launched, and I sold, my interst in that company. I am now, 5 years later, a senior officer at DuPont Canada, where I'm responsible for a number of significant functions for the company.

When I first met Lance, I was struck by his ability to embrace the difference between what he was involved in, and what I was doing. He seemed to cover that gap seamlessly. He was in a word, a "connector". No matter what the significance of the apparent apparent gap, he could close it.

I immediately recognized him as a superior "bridger" and I was struck, hugely affected by him, for that.

Lance was, and is, in my view one of those unique spirits in the universe, that can cover ethnic, cultural, socio-ecomominc divides, all for the better of this great country we call Canada.

I so profoundly wish there were more spirits like him.
kevin derbyshire
November 30, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
Karin Eder
November 19, 2009
A real asset to the human race - you would have had to meet him to truly understand - cannot be replaced, at all
Dalton Higgins
November 19, 2009
It is sad to read about the passing of Lance.

I have known him from our humble and early formative years in Arlene Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica at our adopted Mother's (Ms Dunny)home.

He will be truly missed by all who us who knew him over the years.

Michigan, USA
November 18, 2009
Sorry to hear about his passing.
I am one his long time friend from Jamaica.
October 28, 2009
I first met Lance in calgary when i was managing Messenjah on tour , he expressed his desire to promote shows.I i didnt realise at the time hed become the most prolific promoter for black music in Toronto , i had the most utmost respect for Lance and always looked forward to dealing with him weather it be Third World or Messenjah , , there is a void so deep professionally and personally that may never be filled . i know personally i will miss him.
October 27, 2009
Lance - a wonderful person who will never be forgotten. I will miss his smile and sense of humour.

"time passes, memories last"
Beverley Thomas-Barnes
October 25, 2009
life is a road on this road you meet a lot of people some you never want to see again some soso, but my friend Lance would be the one to walk this journey with.
Enley Boyd
October 24, 2009
A great friend, who gave us all alot of joy and made us have fun doing so.
What memories I have.
Ian Grant
October 24, 2009
When I think of Lance ,one word comes to mind..DECENT.I will miss talking to him.Love and peace to you and his family...
Garth White
October 22, 2009
My sincere condolence to the Ingleton Family. I met Lance in 1976, we lived in the same building at 1 Duville Lane and became good friends. He became the godfather of my son in 1980. He was a superb guy who will be dearly missed and will live on in our memories
Ralph Cameron
October 21, 2009
On Behalf of the Management and Staff of Sydney’s I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Ingleton family. Having had numerous positive interactions with Lance I share in your loss of such a wonderful character. Lance will live on in our memories............ God Bless
Courtney Ruthland
October 21, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Eddie Bullen
October 20, 2009
I wish I had words to lighten your agony
But sometimes words are not enough
Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss
You are in my thoughts and prayers
Natalie Williams
October 20, 2009
The loss of someone so special is difficult to bear. I share your grief and wishes the family well; we will all miss Lance.
Carl Cadogan
October 18, 2009
Sincerely condolences to Lance’s family. I meet Lance on 2001 he use to call me the stucco guy. I was fortunate to work with him for 3 weeks in Bellville. He was an awesome guy, he was a Professional.
Please accept my condolences.
Adrian Gaal
October 17, 2009
Denise and family,my thoughts are with you all at this sad time but memories are good.
Uncle Lance was amazing, he was so positive about everything. I can remember the first time I went to Canada with my sister Barbara and he arranged for our cousin Clive to come over from NY to spend time with us. This memory is still so vivid in my mind and it must be over 20yrs ago. We had a ball, going out and having fun. When I think of Lance I can only think of happy times.

Denise, unlce Lance has gone but not forgotten, you will always be family, I hope these happy memories will give you comfort at this difficult time knowing how special Lance was.
Sonia Simpson
October 16, 2009
To Lance's Family:

Our sincere condolences.We have known Lance for many years and will always remember him.

Bill & Elga Sharpe, Woodland Hills, CA
October 16, 2009
Denise and Lance - Inauguration 2009
I can't begin to imagine that you, his children and families are going through.

As you know, I met Lance when I was articling at the law firm that represented Milestone's first bid to get the first black radio station in Canada. What I loved about Lance was how he challenged my intellect. I remember going home and reading up on topics to prepare me for my next day's "debate with Lance".

I knew at when I met him that the two of you would be perfect for each other. Naturally, Norm and I organized the party for the two of you to meet. I, of course, never made it to the party, but the day after did receive a phone call from Lance who tried his best to describe the sensation of dancing with you. I had never known Lance to be at a loss for words, but that day he way. He gave up trying and told me - simply - that "he had met his queen."

Lance was a "make things happen" type of guy. I still smile when I remember how you and he managed to talk your way into the parade grand stand on the day of Obama's inauguration when the rest of us lined up months before the day, only to be told that the tickets were sold out.

I know the next while will be very hard because its difficult to accept that he's gone. My prayer for you and his family is that you will find comfort in his memory and the knowledge that he made more of an impact in his short time that most of us can dream about doing in a life time.
Karen & Norman Wishart
October 16, 2009
Lance was my great friend for 36 years. In that time, I saw him live his life to the fullest. We took pride in raising our families, knowing that our children will be happy, healthy and successful.
Like everyone who knew him, you learned something from him and he was equally interested in you and what you were thinking. There was always a meaningful exchange of ideas. All of this against a background of love, music, food, kindness, culture, travel, business, joy and laughter. Lance was a man for our times.
I miss Lance very much, I am glad that I have his family and friends, so that we can go forward together and cherish his memory.
Carlton Smith
October 15, 2009
We are so Blessed to know you and we will think of you always.

The Edwards' (Lucas, Ronnie. Collin & Jennifer)
Jennifer Edwards
October 15, 2009
To Lance's family, Denise his wife, his
two daughters and his son also his extended family,
God sent one of his Angels to visit us for a short time, he completed his work and was called back to his Father
Take heart in all the good times you all shared with him, he lives on in your hearts. God Bless you all.
Una Hayles
October 14, 2009
To Ingleton family, I'm so sorry for your loss. There are only a handful of people who come into our world, and touch our life in a dramatic fashion. Some of the people are just flickers of light during a long life, while others are consistent glows for years. For me, Lance was my consistent glow and inspiration every time i looked after him during his treatments.
Manny Martinez PMH staff
October 14, 2009
Denise I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family
Lois McKenzie
October 14, 2009
Denise, you and the family are blessed to have had Lance in your lives, cherish all the memories.
I first met Lance when he brought
Third World to the Copa in the 80's. My brother is the bass player for Third World and Lance instantly became a friend to me and my brothers. He is such a positive individual and he will be greatly missed.
Lorraine Daley
October 14, 2009
Lance, I only met you a couple of times, but was struck by your generosity of spirit.

Over the years that I have known Denise I have heard about the wise advice and guidance that you given her. I am sure that as she moves forward Denise will always hear your voice in her head continuing to offer advice and guidance.
Dianne Carter
October 13, 2009
To Denise and the family of Lance Ingleton: You had a great husband, father, brother, son, uncle,and the list goes on. Lance, you will be so ever missed. I can't believe that you are not here. I pray that Tareke will follow in your footsteps and grow up to be the man that you were. You have definitely made your mark on society. You will be missed.
Juilann Kirton
October 13, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lance was a very thoughtful person who lived and passed with dignity.
Althea Coke
October 13, 2009
We cannot find words to express our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Lance charisma will always remain with us.
Hoping with each passing day you will find comfort knowing we care and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Denise, Remember to always pray.

Blessings !
Lee & Sandra Miller
October 13, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Lance a few times but I will never forget him.He was a true gentleman and I believe that I am a better person for knowing him.
Chester Block
October 13, 2009
Lance was a unique gentleman with a nice smile and a positive attitude who gave hope for the future.

He was a sincere friend.

It is so sad he is not with us anymore.
Reza Navabi
October 13, 2009
Dear Denise, I "still" cannot believe that this incredible father, husband and friend slipped away so quickly, so quietly and so gracefully. Life is so fragile and this is a perfect example of how precious friendships, laughter and love is all about. The way I would like to remember Lance is "Inner peace and love gnerate energy that does real service to the world" This he certainly did. We will all miss him.
Carole Adriaans
October 13, 2009
My sincere condolences to his family, what a shock it was to learn of Lances’ passing. He must have suffered so much, quietly and with dignity. He was by far one of the most distinguished gentlemen that I’ve ever met. As I write this listening to Kassav CD, “the Zouk Man” as we fondly referred to him will remain forever etched in my memory for his professionalism, kindness, ready smile, and three fantastic Kassav concerts in Toronto. RIP

Sister Rose
Rosemary Garraway
October 13, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Brian Lowe
October 13, 2009

I only met you a couple of times but each time I met you, you made an impression. Thank you for the conversations that we had.

My thoughts are with you now Denise in these difficult times.
Carol Shirtlliff-Hinds
October 13, 2009
My condolences go out to you, Denise and to the rest of Lance’s family. Lance was a visionary and a lovely person. He treated me like a little sister and I know how much he loved and admired you all from the conversations I recall with him. Even though we hadn’t spoken a lot in the past few years, I know that he remained the Lance I first met when I was working as a DJ at The Diamond Club in Toronto. From our first meeting, I remember Lance as an insightful man with boundless joyous enthusiasm and positive outlook. He was developing his interest in promotions and would often bring artists down to ckln radio’s studios for me to interview. A few years after our first meeting, he invited me to work as publicist on various events promoting groups such as Third World, Burning Spear, Beres Hammond, Dennis Brown, Gil Scot-Heron, and many many others. He always had a warm smile and would look on any trouble, no matter how tough times might be, as an opportunity for positive change. When he asked me to help stage manage for the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s first visit to Toronto, I was shy about getting involved but he cajoled me into it in his usual ‘no is not an option, and of course you are the one who should do this’ style, hehe. Thank you Lance for sharing your grace with the world and teaching us all so much. I miss you tons, but I cannot help but remember you with a warm smile!
marva jackson lord
October 13, 2009
My thoughts are with you (Denise) and the family at this time. I know that I only met Lance a couple of times, but whenever we met he was gracious and kind. A perfect gentlemen. Just sad that I never got the opportunity to know him better. My prayers are with you, Denise.
C Cushnie
October 13, 2009
Lance, my dear brother, I want to thank you for giving me the chance in knowing you. You are a blessed man. I'll see you when I get there.
Devon Haughton
October 13, 2009
My sympathies on your loss. Lance made a huge difference during his time on Earth and will be deeply missed.
Peace and love
Philip Mascoll
Philip Mascoll
October 13, 2009
Lance, you are a wonderful man whose presence will always be felt through your beautiful children and grandchildren. You're "one of a kind" who has obviously touched many lives, including mine. I am glad that you are no longer suffering.
Sandy Thomas
October 13, 2009
I worked with Lance for a period of time. He was such a kind and lovely person and it was a pleasure to know him, even for a short time. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Marjorie Callaghan
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