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Wednesday December 6, 2017

BIRTH AND DEATH NOTICES

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ARMENAK ALAJAJIAN

One of the most famous European basketball players of all time passed away at Scarborough General Hospital on December 4, 2017.

Armenak Alajajian was four-time European champion, winner of the European Championship Cup both as a player and as a coach, Silver Medalist of the 18th Olympic Games in Tokyo (1964), eight-time Champion of USSR, Honourary Master of Sport of the USSR, and Honourary Coach of Russia. As a world-renowned player and coach, he brought many innovations to the game.

He was a star virtuoso playmaker of his time.

Mr. Alajajian was honoured for his outstanding philanthropy in support of Armenian and Canadian causes. He also established an Alajajian Cup for basketball championships in Moscow and Yerevan.

Armenak will be dearly missed by his family and his many friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church (920 Progress Avenue, Scarborough) on Thursday, December 7th starting at 10:30 a.m.

CHRISTINA JULIA ANDERSON

April 22, 1980 November 27, 2017

Christina Julia Anderson passed away at the age of 37 on November 27th, 2017 at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal after a long and chronic illness. She was born on April 22, 1980 in Montreal.

She attended St. Andrew's, Roslyn, E.C.S., Marianopolis and graduated with a B.Sc. from McGill University. She loved animals and worked in the field of marine biology and especially enjoyed her travels to Kenya.

She excelled in various athletic endeavors including triathlon, horseback riding, and downhill skiing. In addition to her many talents she was an avid reader of classic literature and poetry. As an accomplished graphic designer she used various media, including chalk drawings and stained glass. Her artistry includes the large and colorful stained glass panels installed in the Westmount Children's Library.

She is survived by her parents Bruce and Bissera Anderson; her sister Diana Celina Anderson; and her dog Bilirubin.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex in Montreal (1297 chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, QC, H2V 2P9), with a service at 2:00 p.m., followed by a reception from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ehlers-Danlos Society (http://www.ehlers-danlos.com) or Wildlife Direct (http://www.wildlifedirect.org) would be appreciated.

GEORGE CARL BRISTOW JR .

1932 -2017

Carl "Bud" Bristow died peacefully on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in his 86th year. He was born on May 22, 1932 to the late G. Carl Sr. and the late Mary Elizabeth Bristow (nee Carlisle). He was married to Nancy (nee Quinn) from 2003, until her death in 2016. Their love story of reconnecting after 50 years apart, and having such joy together in their later years, is one for the history books! Bud married his first wife Carol (nee Fries) in 1954 after graduating from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is survived by two daughters from that marriage: Mary of Uxbridge, Ontario and Anne (Paul Fitzhenry) of Westfield, NJ; grandchildren Megan (Bob), David (Julia), Melissa, Amanda, Colin and Michael; and five great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his second wife Shirley MacDonald.

He was a loving stepfather to Shirley's children.

He was also predeceased by his sister Marcia Platford. When Bud married Nancy, he inherited a whole new set of adult stepchildren, and grandchildren.

He was welcomed into Nancy's family with open arms and was much loved and respected by all.

Bud was raised in Toronto, attended Forest Hill church, and graduated from Ridley College.

Before Bowling Green State, he attended the University of Michigan where he was a sprinter on the track team. Bud loved jazz, fine wine and fast cars. He regularly attended NASCAR races and realized a lifelong dream when he built and operated The Golden Horseshoe Dragway in 1970 outside Georgetown, Ontario.

He was an active University of Michigan alumnus and travelled the U.S. watching the men's basketball and football teams, including the basketball team during its runs to the 1992 and 1993 NCAA national championship games.

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