Collection 2019-087 - Leonard LaBrash collection

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CA ON00156 2019-087


Leonard LaBrash collection


  • 1917-1984 (Creation)

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6 photographs
4 items

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Leonard Franklin LaBrash was born 26 September 1942 in Belleville, Ontario, the child of Frank LaBrash (1896-1954) and Hilda May Walsh (1910-1983). He attended S.S. 20 Public School in Thurlow Township (later Bayview Public School) and then Belleville Collegiate Institute & Vocational School, around 1958 to 1959. His yearbook dedication called Leonard ‘the silent and observing type’. He worked at the Belleville Police Service, 93 Dundas St East, starting as part-time custodian on 23 June 1986 and retiring on 14 March 2001. He attended the Calvary Temple Community Church, Belleville and lived at 7 Turnbull Street in Belleville. He died on 7 Feb 2019 at Belleville General Hospital and was buried in the Belleville Cemetery with mother Hilda on 9 May 2019.

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From the estate of Leonard LaBrash, donated by John Lowry in September and November 2019.

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Collection comprises:
1) Photograph of Frank LaBrash in military uniform, c.1917
2) Military discharge certificate of Frank LaBrash from the Forestry Depot of the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1918
3) Two photographs of classes at S.S. 20 [Bayview Public School], Thurlow Township, c.1950
4) Grade 3 and 4 school reports for Leonard LaBrash, 1951 and 1952
5) Belleville Bulls Booster membership card for Len LaBrash, 1983-1984
6) Three photographs of Leonard LaBrash, taken at school (one by Henry Klaver), c.1952-1955

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