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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:27 PM
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Ontario civil servant's obituary: 'In lieu of flowers, please vote LIBERAL'
Source: The Globe and Mail

When John Bolans family sat down to write his obituary last week, they decided to give him one last chance to convince undecided voters to pledge their support to the Liberals in the upcoming federal election.

The lifelong Ontario civil servant died unexpectedly after surgery in Toronto on Thursday at the age of 78, and had spent most of his life as an ardent Liberal supporter. What better time to give him a platform than when all of his friends were engaged readers?

In lieu of flowers, please vote LIBERAL, his death notice in The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star read.

His wife, Bernice, said that since the notice appeared Saturday, she has heard from dozens of friends who are delighted with the political pronouncement. She said her husband kept his political leanings quiet at work he spent his career at Ontarios Ministry of Trade and Industry but anyone who knew him understood where he stood politically.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-not...
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:31 PM
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:51 PM
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2. I'd like it better if he said "Vote NDP"
But I like his altitude.

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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:04 PM
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3. Oh, I want this in my obit. I am going to tell my family now.
We had so much trouble determining what my mother and father would have wanted in lieu of flowers. This is what I want.
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