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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Jim McGovern
From: Toronto, Ontario
Dear Lenore,

Every person is a gift from God and you are a very special gift. It is well known that artists reveal themselves in their paintings. And you revealed your inner strength and beauty in your "Portraits That Stop Time" and your other paintings.

Lenore, I can almost hear you saying, "Do you really believe that?"

Equally impressive was the way you accepted life with all its hardships, even embraced it. And still remained a gentle and loving person. You never lost that inquisitive spirit that is found most often in children. These are the qualities that made it a joy to be with you.

I would like to again thank you for the beautiful portraits of my grandchildren and also your paintings of the warm, colourful flowers. These paintings will always be cherished.

I am not good in describing to others what heaven is like, although I am convinced that it exists. What I can tell them is that you have probably found the brushes and the easels.

This is not a final good-bye letter. I trust in the goodness of God that we will meet again.

Love, your cousin,

Jim
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Eddie and Marjorie
From: Mom's Love Deli-Richmond Hill
We read of the passing of Lenore. We wish to extend our condolences to the family. We hope that in a small way our soup and sandwiches brought some comfort during a difficult time.
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Bernice Levitt Norman
From: Toronto, Ontario
To the family of Lenore,

My husband and I were very sad to read about Lenore's passing. My friendship with Lenore goes back to when we were teenagers and continued for many years into the 1980s when I lost touch with her. I remember a brilliant, vibrant beautiful woman full of surprises and fun. My condolences to Larry, John and Susan and their families.
Also a special sympathy regard to Lenore's sisters, Marie and Carole.

Lenore's portrait of my son Joel in 1969 on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah hangs in our house and is especially treasured by us.

Love, Bernice
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Andrea & Ken Simpson
E-mail: kenorandrea@hotmail.com
My thoughts are with you Lenore and with your family. You were to say the very least an interesting person, always a lady and very determined to do what needed to be done. I have a lot of respect for you Lenore, life was not always what you may have expected but I heard no complaints. I had the pleasure to work with you for a little while and will treasure those memories. Thank you for being a patient teacher to Emily, she too will miss you. Your family loves you dearly and we will all miss you in our lives.

Andrea Simpson
Ken Simpson
Samantha and Emily
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Tom Sagar
From: Newmarket, Ontario
Dear Lenore,

You were such a presence. In person, on the phone, in your writing and in your art, you stopped time. Your talent was to relax at the hearth of each moment and express yourself in your own unique way.

As you worked on my portrait in 1999, we had wonderful discussions (and laughter). Your compassion, joy, dignity and courage became part of the sea woven within me.

Peace.
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Heather Treleaven
From: Toronto
I just received the news about Lenore's passing. From the moment I met Lenore she inspirered me. What an elegant, interesting and strong woman. Lucky for me I have a stunning painting of hers in my bedroom by the window that will remind me of her every day! My heart goes out to her friends and family. Sending you strength and love to cope in this difficult time.

Heather Treleaven.
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Sharron Conway, Jackson
From: Bradford, Ontario
Dear Larry, Susan, John and family,

I was so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She will be dearly missed.

The last time I saw her was at your house warming Larry and you had just hung one of her vibrant pieces of art in the living room. Then Lenore walked in so elegantly. I will always remember her hats and scarves. She was timeless for many years she never seemed to age. There was such an air of sophistication that surrounded her. Her eyes were so gentle and voice so soft and calming. It made you want to stop and strike up a conversation with her. She will be sadly missed. Her art will be admired for many years to come. How proud you must all feel. My wish is for the family not to grieve in sorrow but to indulge in celebration of such a wonderful woman. Lenore may you rest in peace and my prayers are sent to your loved ones.

Love Sharron and family, xoxoxo
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Diane Oille Samis
From: Collingwood, Ontario
I was so sorry to hear of Lenore's death. It is such a sad and difficult time and I send my sincere sympathy to her family.

Lenore painted beautiful portraits of my four children in 1969 and again in 1976. Since then the eight paintings have been on display in my living room and each day I get more enjoyment from them. Now my children have children of their own and each time they visit the portraits are the centre of attention as the grandchildren try to identify their own parent and their aunt and uncles. Those eight paintings are some of my most treasured possessions.

Thank you, Lenore.
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Kay Gardner
From: Toronto, ON
My sincere condolences to all of Lenore's family. Lenore was a very bright light in the life of everyone who knew her. She always had her own fabulous style, a unique sense of presence, a bemused outlook on life and how it was unfolding for her and the courage to live it to the fullest. I admired her so much.

She was a great artist with both the brush and the pen. When she did a wonderful painting for me, it came with a poem which perfectly expressed the sentiment of the painting. Wow, Lenore! I was so impressed with you and your work.

She also had such a curious analytic mind, interested in all aspects of life and world events. I loved our early evening long telephone chats. Every couple of months, we would sip on our before dinner cocktails and catch up on our lives, families, books, politics and the world in general.

Lenore has left us all a great legacy of how to live a full life, to take the good and the bad and face it head on with grace, dignity and compassion. I will miss my very special friend.
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Tess Gregory
From: Parry Sound, Ontario
I met Lenore on a few occasions, in Toronto, in Parry Sound. I was very impressed. I thought she was a strong, great lady who knew herself. I wish I had been able to see her studio and appreciate what I see now on her website. My condolences to the family. You are lucky to have such a wonderful mother. I will have a mass said in her remembrance.

Sincerely,

Tess Gregory
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