Sunday obituaries, a new feature

I was scanning obits recently for family history reasons, and thought I might scan them every few weeks to point out interesting ones.

I was struck by the matinée idol photo of Manny Barnoff, who died at the end of 2019. He started the Bar-B Barn, which I hadn’t known was partly named for its founder.

Media are noting the death of Sheldon Sazant, who worked at Steve’s Music for decades and was well known to local musicians and bands.

Nelson Tousignant, one of the founders of the Musée de l’Imprimerie du Québec, died on January 13. The museum is inside the old Lovell Litho building on St-Nicolas.

Radio-Canada notes that Kate McGarrigle died ten years ago, and writer Anne Hébert 20 years ago.

The Journal’s current crop of obits includes two nuns and a priest. It’s unusual to page through a couple of weeks of obits in the francophone press without seeing at least a few clerics.