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    Father William J. (Father Leo) Powell
    POWELL, Father William J. (Father Leo) – Peacefully at Providence Manor, Kingston, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Rev. William Joseph Powell, in his 89th year. Loved uncle of Robert (Cindy) of Courtney, B. C., Randy (Allana) of Kingston, Ron (Lise Russell) of Ottawa and Patricia (the late John) Smith of Smiths Falls. Sadly missed by his great-nieces and great-nephews, extended family and many good friends. Father Bill’s ordination to the Holy Priesthood for the Capuchin Franciscan Order took place in Blenheim, Ontario, on Tuesday, June 11, 1957. He was on mission at the Franciscan Minor Seminary in Blenheim and later in St. Philip Neri Parish, Downsview. He also served in the Archdiocese of Kingston in St. Joseph’s, St. John’s and Holy Family Parishes in Kingston, as well as in Merrickville, Brockville, Lanark and Cardinal. He was a 50 year member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and Rideau Council # 2444 in Smiths Falls. Predeceased by brothers Edmund, John and George, and sisters Zita and Betty Powell. Fr. Powell will lie in state in St. Francis de Sales Church, 17 Elmsley St. N., Smiths Falls on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service to follow at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by His Grace, Archbishop Brendan O’Brien, in St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Interment, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the St. Francis de Sales Church Building Maintenance Fund or the Kingston General Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care) would be appreciated

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