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LURETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-02 published
Triple slaying at upscale condo baffles police
Bodies of retired Ottawa judge, wife and neighbour found bound and gagged on 10th floor
By Daniel LEBLANC with a report from Canadian Press, Page A5
Ottawa -- Ottawa Police were searching yesterday for suspects, and a motive, in the slayings of a retired judge, his wife and a female neighbour on the 10th floor of an exclusive condominium tower.
"At this time, we cannot say if this was a random act or a targeted act. We don't know," Staff Sergeant Monique PERRAS of the Ottawa police told reporters yesterday, a day after the three bodies were found in the high-security Riviera condo complex near the Rideau River.
The victims were identified as former chief justice of the Tax Court Alban GARON, 77, his 70-year-old wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire BENISKOS.
Police did not say how the three died. But according to one neighbour, their bodies were found bound and gagged, apparently stabbed to death, and there was no sign of a forced entry.
"It's appalling, it's just inconceivable," said neighbour Andrée LEMIEUX- MARQUIS, who spent part of the weekend with the man who discovered the bodies.
According to Ms. LEMIEUX- MARQUIS, they were found Saturday morning by Ms. GARON's brother, Jean-Pierre LURETTE, who had not heard from the GARONs for a few days. Mr. LURETTE also lives in one of the three Riviera towers, at 1510 Riverside Dr.
"They were discovered lying on the floor, their faces down, all bloodied," Ms. LEMIEUX- MARQUIS said.
The luxurious, quiet condo towers - home to diplomats, judges and hockey players - has several security features.
There is a security guard at the gate and the complex is studded with cameras. The towers are surrounded by a spiked fence that stands about 1½ metres high.
"You don't get in there unless you know somebody," said Robert DUFAULT, who has lived in the Riviera for 15 years.
Staff Sgt. PERRAS said the three bodies were sent to Toronto for autopsies.
"At this point, we have no additional information in regards to the triple homicide. We have no suspects," she said.
"The major crimes investigators have no information as to the motive of the crime."
However, police hoped that the building's security cameras captured information. "If there are such tapes, they will be seized to help in this investigation," Staff Sgt. PERRAS said.
Mr. GARON became a judge in 1988 and retired in November, 2004, after spending four years at the helm of the Tax Court, which enforces the Income Tax Act among other laws.
Before that, he taught at the University of Ottawa law school part time and worked at Justice Canada, where he rose to the rank of associate deputy minister in the 1980s.
"He was mentally agile and physically fit," Federal Court of Appeal Judge J. Edgar SEXTON told an Ottawa newspaper.
"He told me he was playing golf and enjoying his retirement."
A police officer was stationed all weekend at the Riviera's entrance, checking identification of drivers entering the grounds.
Police took over a condo unit in the building to conduct its investigation. Police officers were also active outside the condo yesterday, at one point supervising a tow truck removing a car from the parking lot.
Staff Sgt. PERRAS said police were working with few details and asked anyone with information to come forward.

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LURETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
GARON, The Honourable Alban, Q.C.
Passed away tragically on Friday, June 29th, 2007, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of 36 years of the late Raymonde GARON (née LURETTE,) also deceased on June 29th, 2007. He was born in St. Lambert (County of Lévis), Québec on March 4th, 1930. son of the late Willie GARON and of the late Amérilda GOULET. He will be sadly missed by Maria Elena DURAN (Michel ROCHON) and his goddaughter Marie Isabelle ROCHON- DURAN. Predeceased by his brother Paulin and survived by his brother Cyprien (Lucette PÉPIN,) his brothers-in-law Jean-Pierre LURETTE (Claudette ROLLIN,) Richard LURETTE (Gaétane LACHANCE,) his sisters-in-law Suzanne LURETTE (late Marcel LANOUE), Gisèle Lurette LÉVEILLÉ. He also leaves behind many nephews, nieces, cousins and numerous Friends. He studied at Laval University in Québec City and at the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1955 and was named Queen's Counsel in 1968. He was a part time Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa from 1956 to 1978 and from 1986 to 1992. He practiced law with the Federal Department of Justice from 1955 to 1986 and occupied the following positions: Chief, Legal Services, Department of Public Works from 1959 to 1965; Director, Departmental Legal Services from 1965 to 1974 Assistant Deputy Attorney General from 1974 to 1982; and Associate Deputy Minister of Justice from 1982 to 1986. He was appointed Director of the French legislative drafting program at the University of Ottawa from 1986 to 1988. He was appointed Judge of the Tax Court of Canada in September 1988, Associate Chief Judge in February 1999 and Chief Judge in February 2000. He was Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada from July 2nd, 2003, until his retirement in November 2004.

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LURETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
GARON, Raymonde (née LURETTE)
Passed away tragically on Friday, June 29th, 2007, at the age of 73. Beloved wife of 36 years of the late Alban GARON, former Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada, also deceased on June 29th, 2007. She was born on September 23rd, 1933 in Ottawa, Ontario. Daughter of the late Rodolphe LURETTE and of the late Marguerite L'ÉCUYER. She will be sadly missed by Maria Elena DURAN (Michel ROCHON) and her goddaughter Marie Isabelle DURAN- ROCHON. Survived by her brothers Jean-Pierre LURETTE (Claudette ROLLIN,) Richard LURETTE (Gaétane LACHANCE,) her sisters Suzanne LURETTE (late Marcel LANOUE,) and Gisèle Lurette LÉVEILLÉ, her brother-in-law Cyprien GARON (Lucette PÉPIN.) She also leaves behind many nephews and nieces, cousins and numerous Friends. Visitations on Monday, July 9th, 2007, from 2: 00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m. at Racine Robert and Gauthier Funeral Home, 180 Montreal Road, Ottawa. Funerals will be held on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m., at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sussex at Guigues Street in Ottawa. Private family internment at a later date. A 'Bourse commémorative Alban et Raymonde Garon' at the University of Ottawa and a 'Bourse commémorative Alban et Raymonde Garon' at the Montfort Hospital Foundation have been established. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either of these funds.

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