My Son Toronto Police Constable Louis-Joseph Tellis will now be honored in the U.S.
A couple of weeks ago a caring soul in Biloxi, Mississippi honoured my dead son Louis-Joseph Tellis in Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.A. with a memorial.
When Constable Lou Tellis was found dead in his car in Barrie, Ontario on January 21, 2008, I was not supposed to be invited to attend his funeral on January 26, 2008 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Toronto, because my former wife a Franco-Amerindian named Catherine Jacques and my two children, Pierre and Sophie-Anne had requested that the Police Commander of 55 Division leave my name off the list, as they did not want me to attend the funeral. But the officer told them the police would not have any part in their plans to keep me away, and so they grudgingly agreed with the Police and I attended the funeral as a guest, rather than Lou's father.
The Funeral Mass was held and Louis's body was taken directly from the church to the crematorium in Mississauga, Ontario. Lou's ashes were then taken by his mother to Eglise St-Genevieve, a hamlet near Pierrefonds on the island of Montreal. The reason why he was not to have a grave in Mississauga, Ontario was because his mother wanted to make sure that I could not visit it since it was nearby.
But, someone who knew me in Biloxi, Mississippi, decided that my son Louis-Joseph Tellis should be honored, and thus the Memorial honoring him is now in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. I am indeed honored that someone took the time and care to remember my beloved son Louis-Joseph Tellis. I owe that person a debt of gratitude.
Kenneth T. Tellis