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Alphonse Lacavera
In Memory of
Alphonse Thomas
1941 - 2020
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Great Admiriation
I first met Al in the early 1960s, a life time ago. From day one I admired, and in fact envied, the relationship that was evident between Al and Donna. I was one of the very fortunate ones that married a soul mate that allowed a similar relationship. I...
Joe Fazzari
2020-09-27 08:28:28
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Growing Up
I have so many great memories of Al. He was such a genuine and caring person and I feel lucky to have known him. I particularly enjoyed golfing with him as a kid as well as in my mid 20s to early 30s. He was always optimistic about the game...even through...
Geoff Budgell
2020-09-26 21:37:15
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Remembrances from Notre Dame school
To a fun-loving guy who dipped my 8 ringlets into his ink well , one at a time, at Notre Dame elementary school in the early 50s.Also good memories of my brother, Doug Brown,and Alphonse playing basketball together in high school. Fred and I became reacq...
Mary Ellen Forsyth
2020-09-26 16:39:38
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A privilege to appear before His Honour
I had the pleasure of appearing in front of Justice Lacavera during his time sitting in downtown Toronto. He was beloved by our office, because anyone appearing in his courtroom knew they would be treated with patience and respect - and usually, you would...
Lindsay Kromm
2020-09-26 14:31:10
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Honest, Respectful and Happy
I began my legal career with Al at his law firm in Welland. I could depend on Al for honest and insightful advice. Al became a great Judge and he treated people fairly and with respect. On a personal and professional level, Al was charismatic, always smi...
Vince Bellantino
2020-09-26 13:25:55
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Big Al Adventures
I've been thinking back to many great memories of Big Al. There was always something very comforting and enjoyable being around him. Knowing you'd be sharing a meal during the holidays as part of the family - he had a way of joking around with you...
Anthony Cozzi
2020-09-26 13:13:05
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That Smile
Al was a guy that could lite up a room with his smile. It was always a happy moment when I saw my cousin because that smile and that booming voice were always the first part of each of our little reunions. I have a lot of great memories of Al, but one that...
Joe Longo
2020-09-26 13:00:02
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Justice Lacavera
Justice Lacavera was a delight to appear in front of. It wasnt just because he was a good draw for the crown, it was because if he was your trial judge you knew you had a fair shot and that everyone would enjoy the experience. I started at College Park ...
Alannah Grady
2020-09-26 12:44:06
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My friend Al
Al and I were colleagues at College Park. We soon became friends. Al was always a listening ear when I needed advice. He always made me think. Al made me a better judge. What stays with me the most is how much Al loved his family. I was always so impressed...
Rebecca Rutherford
2020-09-26 10:18:47
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brother- in- law
Allie, we started as brother-in-laws, however with all our years of friendship and love we became brothers. 50+ years of wonderful times with golf. skiing. Lake Muskoka, Christmas dinners and a memorable six hour ride from Los Altos to Los Angeles last ...
Tony Lopez
2020-09-26 09:59:26
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