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					Canadian Association of
Former Parliamentarians


    Memorial Service
      June 7, 2010
                  HISTORY OF THE
                 MEMORIAL SERVICE

For many years, a tradition of Parliament has been to publicly
acknowledge the death of a former Parliamentarian with a few words from
all Parties.

In order to make recognition more appropriate and more solemn, in 2000,
the Party House Leaders invited the Canadian Association of Former
Parliamentarians to organize a Memorial Service to recognize all
Parliamentarians who have died in the period leading up to their Annual
General Meeting.

The Government of Canada has agreed to display the flag on the Peace
Tower at half-mast on the morning of the Memorial Service.




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             Peace Tower Carillon Recital
                        Prior to the Memorial Service
                       Played by Dr. Andrea McCrady,
                       Dominion Carillonneur of Canada



                                     Programme


Dirge                                                                        Samuel Barber

Adagio                                                          Joseph-Hector Fiocco
                                                         Arranged by Wendell Westcott

Vistas, from Suite for Those in High Places                                 Phyllis Tremmel

Remembering                                                                 Daniel Berghout

Three Songs of Sentiment
 Red River Valley (The Prairies) Arranged by Eugen Uten & Percival Price
 Un Canadien errant (Québec)                     Arranged by Leen‘t Hart
 Did You See That There Bird? (Nova Scotia) Arranged by Andrea McCrady
                        Do you see that there bird on yonder tree
                 Lamenting for its mate? Lamenting there so bitterly!
               And it’s so will I for you, my dear, And it’s so will I for you.


Fiddle tune: Ashokan Farewell                                                     Jay Ungar

Elegy                                                                  Jules Massenet
                                                           Arranged by James B. Slater


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          A CELEBRATION
OF PUBLIC LIVES AND PUBLIC SERVICE


        11th Annual Memorial Service




               Musical Interlude
         Canadian Forces String Ensemble



            Words of Introduction
                   Heather Lank



               Speakers’ Parade



              Words of Welcome
        The Speaker of the Senate of Canada,
           the Honourable Noël A. Kinsella,
                         and
       The Speaker of the House of Commons,
         the Honourable Peter Milliken, M.P.




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                               Address
                       Léo Duguay, President
            Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians



                        Highland Cathedral
                   Pipe Major Katherine Buckland and
                 the Canadian Forces String Ensemble



                              A Reading
                       Read by Yolanda Mitges,
         stepdaughter of the late former Member of Parliament,
                               Gus Mitges

The words of William Lyon Mackenzie, journalist, politician and activist,
published in the Colonial Advocate.

   “This then is politics. That part of our duty which teaches us to
   study the welfare of our whole country, and not to rest satisfied
   altho’ our own household is well off when our neighbours are in
   difficulty and danger. The honest politician is he who gives all he
   can of his time and means to promote the public good, whose
   charity begins at home but does not end there…

   May the only strife among us be a praiseworthy emulation as to
   who shall attain the honour of conferring the greatest benefits on
   the country of our birth – or the land of our choice.”




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                              A Reading
                   Read in French by Vincent Gauthier,
                      son of the late former Senator,
                  the Honourable Jean-Robert Gauthier

The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, Canada’s Governor General from 1999
to 2005, pronounced her Installation Address in Ottawa on October 7,
1999.

   “The central quality of the Canadian state is its complexity. It is a
   strength and not a weakness that we are a permanently incomplete
   experiment built on a triangular foundation – Aboriginal,
   francophone and anglophone. What we continue to create, today,
   began 450 years ago as a political project, when the French first
   met with the Aboriginal people. It is an old experiment, complex
   and, in worldly terms, largely successful. Stumbling through
   darkness and racing through light, we have persisted in the creation
   of a Canadian civilization.”



                               A Prayer
                              Jesse Flis
            Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians



                       Bénédiction Gaëlique
                      Christ Church Cathedral Choir

                     Que la route soit belle pour toi
                 Que le vent soit toujours dans ton dos
                   Que le soleil réchauffe ton visage
                    Que la pluie caresse tes champs
                Que Dieu te porte au creux de sa main
         Que Dieu te porte jusqu'au jour où nous nous revenons.
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                 Meditative Moment
              The Honourable Mary Collins
     Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians



                   Honour Roll Call
            The Honourable Fred J. Mifflin, P.C.,
Treasurer, Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians



                  Minute of Silence



       The Lament – Flowers of the Forest
              Pipe Major Katherine Buckland



               Presentation of Wreath
          The Speaker of the Senate of Canada,
             the Honourable Noël A. Kinsella,
                           and
         The Speaker of the House of Commons,
           the Honourable Peter Milliken, M.P.




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                   Rise Again
                The Senate Pages

     When the waves roll on over the waters
              And the ocean cries
      We look to our sons and daughters
              To explain our lives
         As if a child could tell us why

           That as sure as the sunrise
               As sure as the sea
         As sure as the wind in the trees
    We rise again in the faces of our children
     We rise again in the voices of our song
   We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
             And then we rise again

When the light goes dark with the forces of creation
                Across a stormy sky
  We look to reincarnation to explain our lives
           As if a child could tell us why

           That as sure as the sunrise
               As sure as the sea
         As sure as the wind in the trees
    We rise again in the faces of our children
     We rise again in the voices of our song
   We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
             And then we rise again

    We rise again in the faces of our children
     We rise again in the voices of our song
   We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
                And then we rise



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             Closing Remarks
                 Heather Lank



                 O Canada
      Christ Church Cathedral Choir and
    the Canadian Forces String Ensemble

    O Canada! Our home and native land!
   True patriot love in all thy sons command.
        Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,
              Il sait porter la croix!
         Ton histoire est une épopée
          Des plus brillants exploits.
               God keep our land,
                Glorious and free!
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.



Speakers’ Procession from the Chamber
               The Gael
      Pipe Major Katherine Buckland and
    the Canadian Forces String Ensemble




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                           IN MEMORIAM
February 23, 2010
Mr. John Hollings Addison
York North, Ontario; Liberal.
Years of Service: 6 years, 8 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1962, 1963 and 1965.
Committee service included: Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines Committee; Crown
Corporations Committee; Industry, Research and Energy Development Committee;
Banking and Commerce Committee; Marine and Fisheries Committee; Finance, Trade
and Economic Affairs Committee; and Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.


June 29, 2009
Mr. Dave Batters
Palliser, Saskatchewan; Conservative.
Years of Service: 4 years, 3 months, 17 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 2004 and 2006.
Committee service included: Citizenship and Immigration Committee; Access to
Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee; Canadian Heritage Committee; Health
Committee; and Transport Committee.


August 13, 2009
Mr. Gilles Caouette
Charlevoix, Quebec; Témiscamingue, Quebec; Social Credit.
Years of Service: 3 years, 8 months, 7 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1972 and 1977.
Parliamentary service included: Acting Party Leader, Social Credit Party.
Committee service included: Public Accounts Committee; Miscellaneous Estimates
Committee; Procedure and Organization Committee; Miscellaneous Private Bills and
Standing Orders Committee; Joint Committee on Printing; and Joint Committee on
Regulations and other Statutory Instruments.


May 3, 2010
Mr. Bill Corbett
Clerk of the House of Commons from 2000 to 2005; Honourary Member of the
Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.
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December 31, 2009
Mr. Maurice Dupras
Labelle, Quebec; Liberal.
Years of Service: 13 years, 9 months, 20 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1970, 1972, 1974, 1979, and 1980.
Parliamentary service included: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy,
Mines and Resources; Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for External
Affairs; Chair, Veterans Affairs Committee; Chair, External Affairs and National
Defence Committee; and Vice-Chair, Public Accounts Committee.
Committee service included: National Resources and Public Works Committee;
Health, Welfare and Social Affairs Committee; Privileges and Elections Committee;
and Special Committee on North-South Relations.


June 8, 2009
The Honourable Sheila Finestone
Mount Royal, Quebec; Liberal.
Years of Service: 17 years, 4 months, 26 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1984, 1988, 1993 and 1997.
House of Commons service included: Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and
Status of Women; Arts and Culture Critic; Communications Critic; Status of Women
Critic; Youth Critic; Chair, Committee on Human Rights and the Status of Persons
with Disabilities; Chair, Joint Committee on Official Languages; and Vice-Chair,
Committee on Communications and Culture.
Committee service included: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee;
Justice and Human Rights Committee; Liaison Committee; Communications, Culture,
Citizenship and Multiculturalism Committee; Health, Welfare and Social Affairs
Committee; Special Committee on the Review of the Employment Equity Act; Joint
Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations; Joint Committee on Printing; Joint Committee
on the Library of Parliament; Special Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access;
Special Joint Committee on the Amendment to Term 17 of the Terms of Union of
Newfoundland; and Special Joint Committee to amend Section 93 of the Constitution
Act, 1867 Concerning the Quebec School System and 20 legislative committees.
Summoned to the Senate in 1999.
Senate service included: Vice-Chair, Human Right Committee.
Committee service included: Energy, Environment and Natural Resources
Committee; Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee; National Finance Committee;
Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee; Transport and Communications
Committee; Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee; Foreign Affairs Committee;
National Security and Defence Committee; Privileges, Standing Rules and Orders
Committee; Aboriginal Peoples Committee; and Special Committee on Illegal Drugs.
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September 18, 2009
Mr. Douglas Mason Fisher
Port Arthur, Ontario; Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.
Years of Service: 8 years, 4 months, 30 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1957, 1958, 1962 and 1963.
Committee service included: Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines Committee;
Public Accounts Committee; Estimates Committee; Broadcasting, Films and
Assistance to the Arts Committee; Transport and Communications Committee; Joint
Committee on the Library of Parliament; and Joint Committee on Printing.


May 11, 2009
Mr. John Albert Gamble
York North, Ontario; Progressive Conservative.
Years of Service: 5 years, 3 months, 15 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1979 and 1980.
Committee service included: Miscellaneous Private Bills and Standing Orders
Committee; Miscellaneous Estimates Committee; Public Accounts Committee;
External Affairs and National Defence Committee; and Privileges and Elections
Committee.




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December 10, 2009
The Honourable Jean-Robert Gauthier
Ottawa East, Ontario; Ottawa-Vanier, Ontario; Liberal.
Years of Service: 31 years, 11 months, 24 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1972, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1993.
House of Commons service included: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State
for Urban Affairs; Leader of the Opposition in the House; Liberal Party House Leader;
Chief Opposition Whip; Critic, Official Languages; Critic, Canada Post Corporation;
Critic, Public Service; Assistant Critic, Treasury Board; Chair, Miscellaneous
Estimates Committee; Chair, Miscellaneous Private Bills and Standing Orders
Committee; Chair, Public Accounts Committee; Chair, Foreign Affairs
and International Trade Committee; Chair, Health, Welfare and Social Affairs
Committee; Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Official Languages and Programs; Co-
Chair, Special Joint Committee on Official Languages; Co-Chair, Special Joint
Committee on Reviewing Canadian Foreign Policy; Vice-Chair, Official Languages
Committee; and Vice-Chair, Special Committee on the Review of the Parliament of
Canada Act.
Committee service included: Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts
Committee; Justice and Legal Affairs Committee; Procedure and Organization
Committee; Natural Resources and Public Works Committee; Liaison Committee;
Management and Members' Services Committee; Communications and Culture
Committee; Labour, Manpower and Immigration Committee; Finance, Trade and
Economic Affairs Committee; Regional Development Committee; Joint Committee on
the Restaurant of Parliament; Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament; Joint
Committee on Regulations and other Statutory Instruments; Joint Committee on
Parliament; Special Committee on Electoral Reform; Special Committee on Trends in
Food Prices; Special Joint Committee on Code of Conduct; Special Joint Committee
on a Renewed Canada; Special Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada;
Special Joint Committee on the National Capital Region; Special Joint Committee on
Employer-Employee Relations in the Public Service of Canada; and 9 legislative
committees during the 33rd and 34th Parliaments.
Summoned to the Senate in 1994.
Senate service included: Chair, Privileges, Standing Rules and Orders
Committee.
Committee service included: Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration
Committee; Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament Committee; Foreign
Affairs Committee; Official Languages Committee; National Finance Committee;
Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee; Energy, the Environment and Natural
Resources Committee; and Special Committee Respecting Constitutional
Amendments.

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February 11, 2010
The Honourable William Heward Grafftey
Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec; Missisquoi, Quebec; Progressive Conservative.
Years of Service: 17 years, 6 months, 15 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1972, 1974 and 1979.
Parliamentary service included: Minister of State for Science and Technology;
Minister of State for Social Programs; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Finance; Critic, Secretary of State; Critic, Science; Critic, Consumer and Corporate
Affairs; and Critic, National Health and Welfare.
Committee service included: Health, Welfare and Social Affairs Committee;
Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts Committee; Industry, Research and
Energy Development Committee; Indian Affairs, Human Rights and Citizenship and
Immigration Committee; Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Committee; and Joint
Committee on Printing.


August 6, 2009
The Honourable Stanley Haidasz
Trinity, Ontario; Parkdale, Ontario; Liberal.
Years of Service: 36 years, 6 months, 7 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1957, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1972 and 1974.
House of Commons service included: Minister of State, Multiculturalism;
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development;
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare; Parliamentary
Secretary to the Secretary of State for External Affairs; Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs; and Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources.
Committee service included: External Affairs and National Defence Committee;
Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines Committee; Marine and Fisheries Committee;
Industrial Relations Committee; Estimates Committee; Joint Committee on the Library
of Parliament; Joint Committee on the Restaurant of Parliament; Special Committee
on Environmental Pollution; Special Committee on Food and Drugs; and Special Joint
Committee on Immigration.
Summoned to the Senate in 1978.
Committee service included: Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee;
Foreign Affairs Committee; Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee; Health,
Welfare and Science Committee; Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources
Committee; Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee; National Finance Committee;
Transport and Communications Committee; and Special Committee on Retirement
Age Policies.

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July 30, 2009
Ms. Joy Langan
Mission-Coquitlam, British Columbia; New Democrat.
Years of Service: 4 years, 11 months, 4 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1988.
Parliamentary service included: Deputy Whip, New Democratic Party; Critic, Labour;
Critic, Employment; and Critic, Social Policy.
Committee service included: Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the
Status of Women Committee; Management and Members' Services Committee;
Labour and Employment Subcommittee; and 5 legislative committees during the 34th
Parliament.


June 24, 2009
The Right Honourable Roméo Leblanc
Westmorland-Kent, New Brunswick; Liberal.
Years of service: 22 years, 22 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1972, 1974, 1979 and 1980.
House of Commons service included: Minister, Environment; Minister, Fisheries
and Oceans; Minister, Public Works; Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage
and Housing Corporation; Minister of State; Fisheries; Regional Minister, New
Brunswick.
Committee service included: Procedure and Organization Committee; Regional
Development Committee; Indian Affairs and Northern Development Committee;
Health, Welfare and Social Affairs Committee; Joint Committee on the Restaurant of
Parliament and Special Committee on Trends in Food Prices.
Summoned to the Senate in 1984.
Senate service included: Speaker of the Senate and Chair, Internal Economy,
Budgets and Administration Committee.
Committee service included: Foreign Affairs Committee.




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January 12, 2010
The Honourable Serge Marcil
Beauharnois-Salaberry, Quebec; Liberal.
Years of Service: 3 years, 6 months, 31 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 2000.
Parliamentary service included: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry;
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment (Parks).
Committee service included: Industry, Science and Technology Committee; Human
Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Committee;
Environment and Sustainable Development Committee and Subcommittee on the
Study of Sport in Canada.


November 1, 2009
Dr. Constantine George (Gus) Mitges
Grey-Simcoe, Ontario; Bruce-Grey, Ontario; Progressive Conservative.
Years of Service: 20 years, 11 months, 26 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1972, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1984 and 1988.
Parliamentary service included: Critic, Multiculturalism; Chair, Multiculturalism
Committee; Chair, Special Joint Committee on the Parliamentary Restaurant; and
Chair of 3 legislative committees during the 34th Parliament.
Committee service included: Agriculture Committee; Veterans Affairs Committee;
National Health and Welfare Committee; Health, Welfare and Social Affairs
Committee; Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts Committee; Public
Accounts Committee; Management and Members' Services Committee;
Communications and Culture Committee; Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs
Committee; Labour, Manpower and Immigration Committee; Indian Affairs and
Northern Development Committee; Miscellaneous Estimates Committee;
Transportation and Communications Committee; Joint Committee on the Library of
Parliament; Joint Committee on Printing; Special Committee on Participation of
Visible Minorities in Canadian Society; Special Committee on Trends in Food Prices;
and 1 legislative committee during the 33rd Parliament.




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June 29, 2009
Mrs. Pauline Picard
Drummond, Quebec; Bloc Québécois.
Years of Service: 14 years, 11 months, 20 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006.
Parliamentary service included: Deputy Whip, Bloc Quebecois; Critic, Health; Critic,
Official Languages, Francophones Outside Quebec and Francophonie Internationale;
Critic, Canadian International Development Agency; Critic, Human Cloning; Assistant
Critic, International Financial Institutions; Assistant Critic, Finance; Assistant, Critic,
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; Assistant Critic, Intergovernmental
Affairs; Assistant Critic, Indian Affairs and Northern Development; Assistant Critic,
Canadian Heritage; and Vice-Chair, Health Committee.
Committee service included: Finance Committee; Procedure and House Affairs
Committee; Citizenship and Immigration Committee; Justice, Human Rights, Public
Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee; and 2 legislative committees during
the 39th Parliament.


March 18, 2009
Mr. Donald Ross Tolmie
Welland, Ontario; Liberal.
Years of Service: 6 years, 11 month, 22 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1965 and 1968.
Parliamentary service included: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Consumer
and Corporate Affairs.
Committee service included: Justice and Legal Affairs Committee; Transport and
Communications Committee; Veterans Affairs Committee; Special Joint Committee
on Divorce; Special Joint Committee on Penitentiaries; and Special Joint Committee
Respecting Mr. Justice Landreville.


July 26, 2009
Mr. Jerry Yanover
Special Advisor to every Liberal Party of Canada House Leader from 1969 to 2009;
Honourary Member of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.




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February 2, 2010
Mr. William J. Yurko
Edmonton East, Alberta; Progressive Conservative.
Years of Service: 5 years, 3 months, 15 days.
Elected to the House of Commons in 1979 and 1980.
Parliamentary service included: Critic, Mines.
Committee service included: Indian Affairs and Northern Development Committee;
Miscellaneous Private Bills and Standing Orders Committee; National Resources and
Public Works Committee; Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Committee; Health,
Welfare and Social Affairs Committee; Veterans Affairs Committee and Joint
Committee on Printing.




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                   Acknowledgements

                   Dr. Andrea McCrady
              Dominion Carillonneur of Canada

           The Canadian Forces String Ensemble

                       Heather Lank
                    Master of Ceremonies

               Pipe Major Katherine Buckland
          The Central Band of the Canadian Forces

             The Christ Church Cathedral Choir
            Under the direction of Matthew Larkin

                     The Senate Pages
Hélène Boulay, Peter Doherty (violin), Michael Molzan (guitar),
      Andrew Ruban, Sadaf Tataei, Hannah Wyile, and
          Jonathan Yantzi (piano and lead vocals)

                       St. John’s Music
        for the use of the piano for today’s ceremony



                        The Wreath
  The commemorative wreath honours the men and women
 who have served in Canada’s Parliament. Following today’s
     Memorial Service, the wreath will be placed in the
                      Hall of Honour.




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