Passing of John Longstreet

November 12, 2007

John Longstreet of the Toronto Signals passed away on parade in Georgetown Saturday evening. This was sudden and quite unexpected. At the time of his passing, he was out front, leading the band as Acting Drum Major.

John first joined SIGs in 1952! He was second-generation SIGs (his father was a founder), a former member of Canada's Marching Ambassadors and an alumnus of the Western Tech Trumpet Band. These connections have made him widely known in Canadian senior band and Drum Corps circles. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him!

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel
2180 Hurontario Street
Mississauga Ontario
The funeral home is on Hwy #10 just north of the QEW on the West side.

Visitation: on Tuesday November 13, 2007 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 until 9:00 pm

Service: Wednesday November 14, 2007 at 1:00 pm (cremation)

Reception: will follow the service. It will be held at:

2542 Argyle Rd. (downstairs reception room)
Mississauga Ontario

Note: At this time it is unknown if there will be a special band tribute. Marilyn will be talking with her Mother and will advise us. We will keep everyone informed when we have more information.