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LESLIE, Darrel Francis

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Darrel, fondly known as “Luke”, was born to Arvine and Beverly Leslie, on May 8th, 1954 in Ottawa, ON.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved the outdoors.

Darrel is survived by his three children, Teri (Dave), Sarah and Kaitlin (John) and his six grandchildren, Jade, Dylan, Kelly, Taylor, Anthony and Ivy. As well as many siblings, family members and friends.

Please join us in celebrating his life on September 9th, 2023. A procession will start at the Gatineau Valley Arena at 9:00 a.m. and continue to the St. Martin Catholic Church where a service will be held. A celebration of his life will follow at Brennan’s Hill Restaurant.

Come join us in remembering this great man!

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News

A fiery 40th

Wakefield’s treasured wooden bridge – a village icon that had spanned the Gatineau River for 69 years – was a fiery inferno. Villagers were out on their docks or scattered along the riverbank, watching the structure crack and bust apart span by span – many of them, like Garnett and her partner, Norma Walmsley, aghast as the violent flames tore through the nearly 90 metres of wood in a matter of minutes. It was precisely 40 years ago from this edition’s publication date. 

Sports

Rapids sauce free hockey gear to aspiring Crosbys

Organized by the Paugan Falls Rapids hockey team and Next Shift Hockey, the “Gear up for glory” event on the Heritage Hall lawn in Low on July 6 will provide new or lightly used hockey equipment for free to youth aged three to 18.

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