Saint Ansgar's Lutheran Church
Montreal - Quebec - Canada

Those Fondly Remembered
Our hearts are forever touched by their journey through our lives

The Pastor's Sermon of June 29, 2003 is a message of comfort and hope for those who remember loved ones.


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Ellen Nana Ama Addo

(September 8, 1990 - April 7, 2000)

 

Remembered by
Pastor Samuel & Family

 

(Cropped from photo taken in 1989)

Bo Alphonce

(1932-2000)

Our beloved Bo Alphonce passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2000, at the age of 68. He was a member of the Saint-Ansgar's community for many years and we were delighted to benefit from his extensive musical talent while he served as our organist. Indeed, he was among the prime movers involved in the acquisition of our marvelous pipe organ, along with Linda Tae, Ruth Stoltzfus (our organist at the time), Paul Pedersen and the Holobows. The organ was custom built by Karl Wilhelm at his shop in Sainte-Hilaire, paid for in part by a gift willed to the Church by our faithful member Marinus Christiansen. It was inaugurated in 1989. After Ruth Stoltzfus left us to move with her family to Illinois, Bo became our regular organist, until such time, over a half-decade later, that he retired from his post at McGill University.
While he played for us, Bo Alphonce also served as chair of the Music Theory department in McGill's Faculty of Music from 1993-1996. He was renowned for a number of important contributions to Music Theory. In 1993 he was named a Fellow of the Swedish Academy of Music, Sweden being his native land.
He retired also as our organist in 1996 and recommended his replacement, Tammy-Jo Mortensen, one of his students. He would return on occasion to play for us when a replacement was needed. This continued on into the time when Julia Shantz became our organist. He and his wife eventually moved to Ontario (and they wintered in Florida.). After more than a decade of not hearing him play, his music is still missed.

 

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Martha Andresen

(1913-2010)

Martha was born in Copenhagen in 1913. She married Poul Andresen in 1934 and had her daughter, Bente, in 1935. In Denmark, Martha worked for Universal Film as a film-inspectress. In 1956, Poul and Marthe immigrated to Canada. They lived here for 8 years and then, in 1964, the whole family moved to Bermuda, where they stayed for 5 years.
Martha was very happy when they decided to move back to Canada in 1969. She and Poul divided their time between Montreal, the country house in Lac Notre Dame and Bermuda. After Poul passed away in 1980, Marthe travelled a great deal with her daughter and was very involved in the Danish community, through the church.
She continued to enjoy the house in the country and spent many winters in Bermuda. Martha lived on her own, with great independence, until she passed away in July of 2010 at the age of 96.

 

Photo by ???

Mrs. Beck

 

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Henny & Palle

Palle is survived by his wife Henny
 
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John Bourgaize

John was the son of Betty & Weston Bourgaize
 
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Mrs. Ellen Brodahl

 
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Mrs. Grethe Chapman

 
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Don Findlay
Shown here with his wife, Inge, who survives him.

 

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Minna Golding

 
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Per-Ivar Gurholt

1923-2011
(Shown here next to his wife Georgette, who survives him.) Born in Trondjhem, Norway in 1923, Per came to Canada in 1950, where he met Georgette married her in 1953. Together they have raised five chldren. Per worked in Montreal as a Civil Engineer and throughout his life he was very involved in volunteer work, gymnastics, swimming, competitive Nordic skiing, ski jumping and soccer. He was a member of the 55 plus, the Viking ski club and the Norwegian club. He was awarded King Olaf's medal for promoting Norwegian culture in Canada. The Norwegian Seamen's Church was long both his community and place of worship. He served as a board member for 30 years. In later years, he attended Maplewood Church and St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church.



 
See Entry under 'Pastor's Gallery' for full-sized Photo

Pastor Marat (Marty) Holobow

(1925-2004)

 

Marty Holobow was a former pastor of St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church. See the entry under 'Pastor's Gallery' for more information on his life and ministry
Obituary
Funeral Service (full text)
Homily by Pastor Scheidt (full text)

 

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Kirsten Jacobsen

April 1, 1922 - July 17, 2014

 

Fondly remembered by her four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

 

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Lorraine Kinnu
Robert Cavenaugh Kinnu

(1931-1989)
(1923-1991)

 

Remembered by their
son & grandchildren

 

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Margot & Elizabeth & Kamma

Kamma is survived by Margot & Elizabeth
 
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Joan & Kris Kristensen

See a
Photo-montage of Joan and Kris' life
Put together by her son Eric

 

(Photo from Obituary)

Flemming Leicht

Copenhagen, March 11, 1932 - Ottawa, January 8, 2012
ICAO Montreal (25years)
Flemming Leicht died at home on Sunday, January 8, 2012, leaving his wife of 43 years Elizabeth "Betty" Leicht (née Kingman). The loving father of Erik of Ottawa and Yvonne (Cameron Douglas) of Peterborough, Farfar/Morfar will be greatly missed by grandchildren Connor, Ainsley, Meghan, Kaia and Jake and by Sister Marianne Stisen (Børge) in Denmark.
Flemming was a proud Dane, loved numbers and read road maps as most read novels. Loved sports, especially running (34 marathons) and x-country skiing. Proud Bronze Life Master Bridge Player. He was a member of St. Ansgar's Church for many years, before moving to Ottawa. Flemming will be missed.
 
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Ketty & Jørgen Madsen

(Jørgen passed away on October 27, 2015 at the age of 96. He is survived by Ketty (shown in photo))

 

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Melvin C. Moore

1913 - 2010

Melvin is the father of Patrick Lafontaine.

A memorial service was held at St. Ansgar's on Friday, November 26, 2010

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Melvin C. Moore
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Melvin and Young Patrick: 1961
 
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Julius Muzaula

Long a member of this church, and only recently married, died suddenly while on a trip to Africa early in 2014.

 
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Erling Nielsen

Died peacefully on March 31, 2010.

(1932-2010)

Read an obituary by his friend
Svend Berg.

 
Photo by Jette Blair

Marie Kirsten Olsen

Marie Kirsten Olsen (95yrs) died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital and a memorial service was held for her on Friday, Feb 13 at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex.
Tak for alt.

 

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Eli & Henning Ross-Jensen

(1921-1999)
(1924-2003)

 

Remembered by their
family & friends

Biography of Eli Ross-Jensen
Funeral Service for Eli: December 6, 1999
Pastor's Sermon for Eli's Service:

Biography of Henning Ross-Jensen
Funeral Service for Henning: April 25, 2003
Pastor's Eulogy for Henning: April 25, 2003
A tribute to Henning: Emil Haltiner
A tribute to Henning: Pastor Fred & Janice Jensen

 

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Rendell Sergeant

(-2010)

 
(Photo from Robert Jones Web Site)

Robert Jones

Robert Jones, composer and organist, died in April, 2013. He was long the organist at St. Columba's Church.

More information can be found at: http://rfjones.ca

 
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Sigrid & Jørgen

 
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Naylor Sargent

See [More Information] about Naylor.
 
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John & Sylvia

John is survived by his wife Sylvia
 
(Photo provided by family)

Bente & Henning Stoffregen

(1920-2007)
(1914-1999)

 

The life of Bente Stoffregen
The life of Henning Stoffregen

 

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Kirsti Styker

(1913-2002)

 

The Life of Kirsti Styker
Eulogy for Kirsti Styker
January 4, 2003
Additional Eulogy for Kirsti Styker,
by Harald Daasvand (in Norwegian)

 

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Thomas & Anna

Thomas is survived by his wife Anna
 
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Irene Vornøe

-2013

 
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John

John is survived by his wife Shirley
 
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Anni Zarudska

[Read More About Anni Zarudska (Pdf)]
 
 
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