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WILSON, Larry Steve

It is with deep sorrow that the Wilson family announces the peaceful passing of Larry Steve Wilson on the 8th day of December, 2019 at the age of 66 surrounded by his loved ones in Ottawa, Ontario.
Larry, born the 17th day of August, 1953 in San Franado, Trinidad and moved to Grenada at the age of 8 years old. It was there where he met the eternal love of his life, Louise (Laqua) Wilson.
A musician of many wonders from saxophone to the drums, Larry became an honoured member of The Police Band in Grenada at a young age of 16. He was also an avid motorcycle rider, coach and mentor to many people. Later, he worked as a Shenk operator and held a passion for Auto Body repair.

Larry has joined parents Norman and Nellie Wilson. He is survived by his loving wife Louise; children Tahira (Matthew), Jason (Liza), and Tyson (Jewelle); grand-children Kaiya, Israel, Quinton, Miles, and Elle; siblings Neva and Winston; cousins Anne Marie and more; nieces & nephews Kevin, Shelly Ann, Karen and Alexandre; Grand nephews Andreas and Amere; and so many loyal friends that he considers family.

To celebrate the wonderful life of Larry Wilson, a mass will be held at St Mary’s Parish (100 Young Street, Ottawa) on Thursday, December 12, at 11:00 a.m.
The Wilson family would appreciate donations in memory of Larry Steve Wilson to be sent to Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation at 1500 Alta Vista Drive.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

EMMERSON, Eva Mary (nee Feetham)

Born October 7 1934 she began her transition to eternal life on the evening of December 4 2019. She grew up in Hants County and always considered it the best place on earth:

   “The beautiful green fields in summer with the lovely apple orchards which blossomed in the spring and the apples came to full growth in August and September. I recall the picturesque Shubenacadie River which surrounded the property where we lived. Along the side of the river there stood many white birch, poplar and maple trees. There was a field behind my home which stretched about three quarters of a mile to a path which led down to the river. In summer there were raspberry, blackberry, and currant bushes there. In fall it became a unique scene with all the trees which turned lovely shades of yellows, reds and rust. Close to the river there was a small wooden bench where one could sit and watch the flowing current. It was indeed relaxing. In winter there was a meadow which froze over and we skated each day after school. The ice was clear as crystal and one could skate for hours there. These are the memories of this special part of Nova Scotia which I consider rich indeed to have."

She attended Mount Saint Vincent Academy and upon graduating then completed The Halifax Infirmary program securing certification as a laboratory technician. She married Robert Allen Emmerson in 1956. He predeceased her in 2006. She lived for many years in Rockingham where she was an active member of The Catholic Women’s League. She journeyed several times to the British Isles her second favorite place. She strove to live each day of her life with hope and with faith in God. She was predeceased by her brothers Robert Feetham and Noel Feetham. Remembering her with love are her daughters Mary Ruth Emmerson, Diane Emmerson, granddaughter Emilie Daigneault, son-in-law Mark Dinshaw, son-in-law Francois Daigneault; siblings June O'Brien, Vera Lord, Anna Smith, and John Feetham.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CÔTÉ, MONIQUE
(Soeur Françoise Cabrini)

de la Congrégation des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc est décédée subitement à Ottawa, le vendredi, 6 décembre 2019, à l’âge de 85 ans, dont 56 ans de vie religieuse. Née à Amesbury, Mass. aux États-Unis, elle était la fille de feu Sylvio Côté et de feu Evalda Morin. En plus de sa famille religieuse, elle laisse dans le deuil un frère Joseph de Newburyport, Mass. Elle sera exposée è la Maison Accueil-Sagesse, 424 chemin de Montréal, Ottawa, à compter de 18h30, le vendredi, 13 décembre 2019. Une célébration de sa vie suivra à 19h30. La messe des funérailles sera célébrée en la chapelle de la Maison à 10h30, le samedi 14 décembre 2019. L’inhumation aura lieu à une date ultérieure.
Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la Maison Funéraire Whelan (613) 233-1488.

CLARKE, Mary Jane
1928 – 2019

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mary Jane Clarke announces her passing on December 1, 2019 at the age of 91. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, she immigrated to Canada in 1957 with her much loved husband John Collins Clarke who preceded her in death in 1993. Mary left us sleeping peacefully at her residence in Ottawa, Ontario leaving behind her loving children, Jennifer Carpenter, Arthur (Mary) Clarke, Joanne (Jay) Mutter and Margaret (Jim) Laking. Mary treasured her children and especially loved her role as Nana. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Dawn (Bryan), Lisa, Ashleigh, Devon (Ivona), Justin (May), Jordan, Paige, Julia and Charlotte. Loving great-grandmother to Isobel, Soleil, Emmanuel and Amelia. Mary is survived by her sister Isa who will lovingly remember her. She was predeceased by five brothers, Willy, Dickie, Bobby, Victor, Tommy and three sisters, Jenny, Peggy and Marion. Mary will always be remembered for her compassion, selflessness, and of course her love of music and dance. Her spirit and joy of life will be missed by all who knew her. A special thanks to the staff of Billings Lodge Retirement home for the wonderful care they provided and the compassion they showed over the last year and a half. Friends and family may pay respects at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa on Thursday, December 5th from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service is on Friday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. There will be no visitation prior to the Service. Condolences may be expressed to the family at a reception following the Service. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Mary’s name to the Dementia Society of Ottawa would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BISSONNETTE, Annette
(Sœur Claire d’Assise)

de la Congrégation des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc est décédée à Ottawa, le jeudi 28 novembre, à l’âge de 91 ans, dont 60 ans de vie religieuse. Née à Rivière Baudette, QC, elle était la fille de feu Alfred Bissonnette et de feu Délima Martin. Elle fut précédée par ses frères et sœurs. En plus de sa famille religieuse, elle laisse dans le deuil de nombreux neveux, nièces et amis. Nous remercions cordialement les Filles de la Sagesse de la Maison Accueil-Sagesse pour leur accueil, présence et bons soins prodigués à notre S. Annette depuis quelques années. Sincère reconnaissance pour ce geste fraternel. Elle sera exposée à la Maison Accueil-Sagesse, 424 chemin de Montréal, Ottawa, à compter de 18h30, le mardi 3 décembre 2019. Ce même soir, une célébration de sa vie est prévue à 19h30.
La messe des funérailles aura lieu en la chapelle de la Maison à 10h30, le mercredi 4 décembre 2019. L’inhumation suivra au cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa.
Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à
la Maison funéraire Whelan, (613) 233-1488.

BEAUREGARD, Lucille Mary

Passed away peacefully in Ottawa at Maycourt Hospice on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the age of 68 years. Loving mother of Aric (Tricia) and Alexandre. Adored grandmother of Jasper, Imoen and Isaac. Dear daughter of the late Ernest Beauregard and Lucille (née Schryer). Will be missed by siblings, Claudette, Hughette, Raymond, Ron, Joceline, Sylvie, Peter and Mike. Pre deceased by brother Richard. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and close friends. The family will receive friends to celebrate Lucille’s Life, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1 to 4 PM at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon).
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

JOVANOVIC, Aleksa

With much regret, we announce the sudden passing of our dear son Aleksa Jovanovic. Left to mourn are his loving parents Zoran Jovanovic and Vanja Jovanovic (née Vlacic). Cherished by his grandmothers Gordana and Anastazija, aunts Ivana, Mabel and Dragana, uncles Sasa and Slaven, cousins Mihailo, Nika, Jan, and their extended families. Fondly remembered by many, many dear friends. The family will receive sympathies at a visitation which will be held at St. Stefan Serbian Orthodox Church, 1993 Prince of Wales Dr. on Sunday, November 17 from 1-3 pm; and on Monday from 11 am until commencement of a Funeral Mass at 12 pm. Interment to take place at Capital Memorial Gardens, followed by a Reception back at the Church Hall for a time of refreshment and fellowship. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations In-memoriam to FoodAllergyCanada.ca,
Canadian Mental Health Association - CMHA.ca,
or directly to St. Stefan Serbian Orthodox Church.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DEVINE, Mgsr Robert

We are saddened to report that Mgsr Robert Devine passed away peacefully at Colonel By Residence, Ottawa on Nov. 3, 2019. Robert was born in Ottawa April 14,1930 to Nelda & Desmond Devine. He graduated from Ottawa University, and then taught Latin at Ashbury College for 3 years. He enjoyed his years of tennis at the Rideau Lawn Tennis Club, helping to found the Canadian Junior Tennis Championships in 1949. He joined the investment business, first with Richardson & Sons, Toronto, then Royal Securities, Ottawa. In 1970, with partner Shirley Woods, they purchased the Dewar Insurance Agency, renaming it Devine & Woods Ltd., eventually purchased by Reed Shaw Stenhouse Ltd. in 1973 where he was vice-president for 5 more years. Always a religious man, Robert decided, at age 48, to join the Hospitallers of St. John of God in Los Angeles, an order of lay brothers devoted to caring for the dying. In 1978, sponsored by Calgary Bishop Paul O'Byrne, he flew to Rome to undertake seminary work and study. He was ordained in 1982 by Monsignor Joseph La Fort at the Sacred Heart Parish in Calgary. He was called to organize a course on hospice work at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology in Berkeley, Ca. He spent 3 years there enjoying the hospice work. He was recalled to Calgary to manage the diocese finances. In 1990 the Vatican asked that he come to Rome to help manage the Patrimony of the Holy See with the title of Consulent to the Cardinal President. Robert stayed in Rome until his health deteriorated, retiring to Ottawa. He is survived by his brother Terrance (Carol Ann), his nephews Kevin (Marcie) and Michael (Adrienne), and his grand nieces Reghan, Layla and Lily - all of Toronto. Many thanks to the nursing staff (especially Anne) at The Colonel By Residence for their exceptional care. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wed., Nov. 13th at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 95 Somerset St. W., Ottawa.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

KERSHEY, Mark David

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Ottawa home on Wednesday, October, 30, 2019 at the age of 62 years. Mark Kershey, dear husband and best friend of Corien. Cherished father of Christopher Greenwood (Brittany) of Cambridge, ON. Dear son of the late George (Monty) and Frances Kershey. Beloved brother of Sharon Kelly (David) and June Griffiths (Tom). Loving uncle to Kyle (Jenn), Corrie (Christian), Dawn (Josh), Kelley (Shawn), Danielle (Jon) and the late Greg. Dear brother-in-law to Frans des Tombe (Karen). Will be fondly remembered by many friends, business associates, colleagues and neighbours. Friends are invited to celebrate Mark’s life at The Glen Pub in Stittsville, ON on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm in remembrance of the most loving, kind, generous and honest man we knew. He will be deeply missed every day. If you wish to remember Mark, please make a donation to the The Ottawa Humane Society in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BROWN, Maureen Patricia
(Retired Federal Gov’t – Stats Can)

Passed away peacefully on November 4, 2019 at the Ottawa Hospital, General campus, in her 82nd year. Maureen Brown (née Kealey), beloved wife and best friend of the late Robert Brown. Loving mother of Steve (Tania), Mark (Heidi) and Karen Brown. Cherished grandmother of Jackson Robert Brown. Daughter of the late Alban Kealey and Eva (née Donoghue). Sister of Jim (Linda) Kealey and the late Glen (Juliette) and late Donald Kealey. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank Dr. Lisa Cross, Dr. Parsons and the entire nursing staff at the Palliative Care unit of the General Hospital for their dedication, care and compassion.
Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Maureen’s life will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. Memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DORION, Dale Michael
June 22, 1967- October 27, 2019

With broken hearts we announce Dale’s peaceful passing after a 2 year courageous battle with ALS, with his loving wife, Anne by his side. He also leaves in mourning, his mother Colleen and many loving relatives. Pre deceased by his best friend and father, Bill. Dale was a loving son, and an avid and outstanding golfer, with a love for all sports, especially hockey. Kind and loyal, Dale braved his illness with grace. The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the ALS Society, the ALS clinic and the palliative care team and the staff at the May Court Hospice. Dale received the best possible care from all these wonderful professionals. We thank God for every day that he gave us with Dale. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon) on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 3-7 pm. A mass will be held at St Patrick’s Basilica, 220 Kent Street, Ottawa on Friday, November 1, at 10:00 a.m. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to
the ALS Society or Hospice Care Ottawa – May Court
would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

KELLY, Shirley Anne

Kelly, Shirley Anne Mary Josephine, age 82 years, passed peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital after a brief illness. Shirley is survived by her sister Patricia Brown, her children Coleen, Jane (Bruce) and Anne Marie. She was a loving grandmother to Paula, Dan (Heather), Kaitlyn, Amanda (Matt), Andrew (Lacey), Kelly-Anne and Matthew (Stephanie), great-grandmother to Madisyn, Zoey, Tyler, Adam, Grace, Paige, Addison, Emlyn-Rose, Caleb, and aunt to many. Shirley was predeceased by her brothers Lester, Richard, Michael, David, Patrick, Charles, and her sisters Mary, Theresa, Rose, Margaret, Isabel. Shirley was a strong and independent woman who cherished the time she spent with her family, friends and her loyal dog Molly. She was a world traveler, adventurer, animal rescue advocate, passionate volunteer and RBC employee for over 30 years. She will be sadly missed by many. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Patrick's Basillica (200 Kent St) on Friday October 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment at St. Paul's Cemetery, Aylmer, Quebec.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ZGONJANIN, Dragan

Peacefully in hospital on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the age of 54 years; with his loving wife Svetlana (née Tesanovic), family and friends by his side. Visitation will be held at St Stefan Serbian Orthodox Church, 1989 Prince of Wales Dr. on Friday, Oct 11 from 6 – 8 pm; and on Saturday from 12 noon until commencement of a Funeral Mass at 12:30 PM. Interment to take place at Capital Memorial Gardens, followed by a Reception back at the Church Hall for a time of refreshment and fellowship.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ARSENAULT, Alice Elizabeth

Peacefully in hospital on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the age of 101 years. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Joseph Arsenault. Loving mother of Stanley (Greta Hendrickson), Janice (Late Gilles Nadeau), Bill (Carole Lawson), Donna (Phil Tackett), Charles, and David (Hélène Makuch). Cherished Grandmother to Angela, Sharon, Daniel, Derek, Robin, Adam, Christopher, Shawn, Katherine and Gregory; as well as Great-Grandmother to 20 and Great Great Grandmother to 3. Friends are invited to join the family for the Funeral Mass at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BELAIRE, Russell Charles

After a courageous battle with cancer, Russell passed away on October 5, 2019 with his family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Joan (nee Crepin). Will be dearly missed by his nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by the Crepin family. Pre deceased by his parents, Edwin and Alice Belaire, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. A private interment will be held.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

PASEMNIK, Igor

Suddenly on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the age of 51 years. Igor Pasemnik, beloved husband of Oksana Kavera. Loving father of Sophia and Roman. Dear son of Stefania (née Ivanyshyn) and the late Theodore Pasemnik. Survived by his brothers Zenon (Hanna), Petro (Maria), Stefan (Nadia) and sister Maria (Ostap Grabar). He will also be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Igor was born in Berezhany, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine and came to Canada at 23 years old with a single suitcase, a passport and dreams of a better life. He attended the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Seminary in Ottawa for 2 years but changed paths to study computer software engineering, graduating from the University of Ottawa in 1997. Igor worked for several high-tech companies in Ottawa over his career and was a valued employee of MDS Aero Support Corporation for the last 6 years. Igor loved to be with his family and friends and had a great sense of humor and contagious laugh. He will be greatly missed by us all.
Вічная ПаМ'яТЬ! Vichnaya pam’yat!
Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 1000 Byron Ave. Ottawa on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, with panahyda at 7:00 PM. A Holy Funeral Mass will follow on Monday, September 23rd at 9:30 AM. Interment to take place at The Ukrainian Cemetery at 1888 Merivale Road, followed by a reception back at the Orthodox Church Hall at 12:00 noon.

If you would like to help the family,
please make your donation to the
Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral with the remark: Igor Pasemnik Memorial Donation. All collected funds will be given to the family.

FURLOTTE, Gale Helena

On Wednesday September 4th 2019, Gale Helena FURLOTTE, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, and Sister passed away suddenly at the age of 69 years old. Gale will forever be remembered by her Husband and Best Friend Jim Durward, as well as her children Darlene Parizeau (Ben), Roger Parizeau, and Robyn Fraser (Kent). Survived by her brothers Wayne (Lorna), Barry (Penny), Glenn(France), and Randy(Susan). Proud Grandmother to Luke, Sarah, Patrick, Kasandra, Autumn, Bailey, Kamryn, Gracen, Easton, and Branson as well as several Great Grand Children. She will be met at Heavens Gate by her Parents, William Furlotte and Helena Hickey Furlotte as well as her brothers Kevin and Rodney Furlotte. Family and Friends are invited to join the family at Fallowfield United Church, 119 Steeple Hill Crescent, Nepean, Ontario on Tuesday, September 10th for visitation from 11am-12:30, with a Celebration of Gale’s life to follow at 12:30. The interment of ashes will take place at Les Jardins Du Souvenir Cemetery (Formally St Paul Cemetery) Chemin d’Aylmer, Gatineau Quebec, immediately after the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SANTOS, Purificacion
(retired Royal Bank of Canada)

Peacefully in hospital with her family by her side, on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the age of 85 years. Purificacion (nee Salonga), beloved wife of Celestino Santos. Loving mother of Norman (Ann MacDonald) and Eloisa Santos. Cherished ‘Lola’ to her grandchildren Nicholas & Andrew. Will be forever and fondly remembered by Henedina and Emiliana Corpuz; Gerry, Kristin and Annika Salonga; Mosan (Arnel) and her children A.J. and Charles.

Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, August 28 from 6 to 9 PM. The family will also receive friends from 10 AM until commencement at 11 AM of a Mass of Christian Funeral at St Basil’s Church, 940 Rex Ave. on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Memorial donations, if desired, to the Kidney Dialysis Unit of The Ottawa Hospital-Riverside Campus greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

STRIMAS, John Anthony

At Ottawa Grace Manor, on Friday, August 16th, in his 58th year. Beloved son of the late Hilda and Ambrose Strimas. Much loved brother of Michael (Maureen) and the late Patrick (Jayne). Specially loved and cared for by Maureen's sister, Beverley Belter.
     Granted to all of us by God,
     and now returned to His loving care.

Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Patrick's Basilica, (Nepean & Kent St) on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM. Memorial donations, if desired, to the Ottawa Grace Manor and staff, who cared for John as if he were one of their own. Interment Mount St. Louis Cemetery, Hillsdale, Ontario, with his Mom and Dad, with whom he is now reunited in the eternal love of God.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ORLIK-RÜCKEMANN, Dr. Kazimierz J.

Peacefully on Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Ottawa in his 95th year. Kazimierz Orlik-Rückemann, beloved husband of Krystyna. Loving father of Andrew and George and father in law of Mia and Cindy. Proud grandfather of Christian, Tommy, Veronica, Louise, Sonia, Alexander, Kristoffer and Krystyna as well as cherished great grandfather of many wonderful boys and girls. Dr. Orlik-Rückemann received his Ph. D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. He was appointed head of the High Speed Aerodynamics Laboratory at the National Research Council of Canada in 1958 and successfully led his organizations until his retirement from the NRC in 1991. He served on many international scientific organizations and is known worldwide for his lasting contributions to aeronautical sciences. More information will be available at whelanfuneralhome.ca. A private Memorial Funeral Service and reception will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery. Please contact The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488 no later than Wednesday August 21.

KIRKWOOD, Dawna Marie (née Whalley)

(24 April 1956 - 21 July 2019)

Peacefully in hospital on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at age 63. Lost to a brief but intense battle with cancer. Beloved widow of the late Const. David Kirkwood. Loving mother of Patricia Kirkwood (Josh Thomson). Cherished and devoted grandmother of Hailey, Hannah and DJ (David Joshua) Thomson. Daughter of the late Howard (Bill) Whalley and Bernice (Dolly) Frobel . Predeceased by brother William ‘Buck’ Whalley, sisters Debra Burrow and Gail Pétrin. Sadly missed by nieces, nephews, great-nephew Dale, and friends. Proud beyond measure of her daughter, son-in-law and 3 beautiful grandchildren, Dawna found endless joy in being a Granny. She adored her grandchildren - they were her life. She is gone too soon from our lives, but reunited at last with her lifelong love. Our minds hold the memories, our hearts keep the love, and faith lets us know we will meet again. Love you to the moon and back. Private funeral arrangements. Donations in memory to
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

Pokotylo, Joan Estelle

(19 October 1930 - 17 July 2019)

Passed away peacefully at Laurier Manor. Devoted wife of Waldomar “Wally” Pokotylo. Loving mother of John and Dean (Julie). Proud grandmother of Sophia. Private funeral arrangements.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MELOCHE, Peter James

(11 October 1924 - 04 July 2019)

After a long life well lived, Peter passed away on Thursday July 4th at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Devoted husband of Phyllis (née Conroy). Loving father of Paul, Nancy (Eric Upton), and Sally (John Assad). Dearly loved Gramps to Katie Pinisetti (Rahul), Steven Upton, Philip Assad (Gaby Hagan), Thomas Assad and Michael Assad. Fond memories will be shared with his great grandchildren Mia and Theo Pinisetti and Ruairi Hagan. Predeceased by brothers Frank, Maurice and Orville. Survived by sister-in-laws Iris McLaren, Annette Conroy and Noreen Desjardins and cousin Colleen Costello. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Private funeral arrangements. Family and friends are invited to a reception on Friday, July 19 from 2-5pm at Navy Curling Club, 41 Navy Pvt , Ottawa, at Dows Lake.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LEUNG, Man-Kam

(Professor Emeritus – University of Saskatchewan)

Man-Kam was born in China on December 2, 1937 at a time when China was in turmoil and at war. Passed away peacefully in hospital with his family by his side on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the age of 81 years. Second in a group of seven children and the first son in the family, from a very young age learned how to share many of the family responsibilities. In 1950s, the family moved to Hong Kong where he attended high school and the University of Hong Kong. At the university, he majored in Chinese history, philosophy, and literature. He graduated in 1963 with high honours. Right after his graduation, he received the prestigious East-West Center full scholarship to pursue his graduate work in History at the University of Hawaii. He obtained his M.A.and Ph.D. there. It was here that he met his future wife of 39-years, Joan (Ngai). They got married in Hong Kong in 1971. In 1965, Man-Kam joined the newly founded Department of Far Eastern Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, teaching Chinese and Japanese history, classical and modern Chinese, Southeast Asian history, Chinese philosophy and Chinese literature. In 1984, he transferred to the History department, where he taught Chinese and Japanese history until his retirement in June 2005, finishing a teaching career spanning 40 years. He was a great mentor to generations of students. Man-Kam was a life-long learner and had interests in various subjects in the humanities and in social sciences. Upon his retirement, he donated his entire book collection of 60,000 volumes to the U of S library, which included rare reference books on China and Japan. Man-Kam was pre-deceased by his parents, his wife Joan; and his sisters Man-Yen (Keith), Man-Yuen (Kenneth), and Man-Chun (Keith). He is survived by his daughter Elaine (Bernhard) and two grand children: Naomi and Aaron, sister Man-Kit (Ken), and brothers Man-Kon (Patricia) and Larry.
We will remember Man-Kam as a kind, compassionate and generous person; a strong and principled man; a dutiful son and brother; a loyal and dedicated husband; a loving and caring father and an inspiring and beloved professor. Loyalty was the abiding principle in his life: to his family, his friends and his students. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, July 12, 6 to 9 PM. A funeral service will follow on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Whelan Funeral Home at 2 PM. Rev Jenni Leslie presiding.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SULLIVAN, James Lawrence

24 November 1944 - 1 July 2019

Passed away at the Elisabeth Bruyere Centre, after a brief illness, Larry Sullivan, father of Michael (Laura Stirling) and Thomas (Jasmine Bertholet), loving Pappa to Rachel and Emily, husband and friend of Catherine, brother of Patrick and Kevin (Donna), brother-in-law of Jim Avent (the late Elizabeth). Sully is also survived by Avent and Sullivan nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. Born in Drumheller, Alberta in 1944 and raised in Ottawa, Larry attended Normal School after St. Patrick’s High School and taught at St. Mary’s Catholic School. Later, he worked for the federal government, and eventually left office work behind to take on the challenge of renovating homes and businesses, building decks, and so on, as a self-employed contractor. He enjoyed Irish music, reading, curling, camping and other outdoor activities. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 9 July, at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 100 Young Street, Ottawa, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. Larry’s family is especially grateful to Peter and Rachel, neighbors whose loving care allowed him to remain in his own familiar surroundings almost to the end of his life.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LEBLANC, Denis

In the early morning of January 16, 2019, Denis took his last breath with his dear friend Joyce by his side. After many years of suffering from COPD, he was now at peace.
Denis will be greatly missed by his favourite sister, Susan Amos (Roger), by Joyce Harkins (who Denis referred to as his ‘Angel’), by his dear friends Alex and Ron, by many fellow activists in the LGBT community who had the privilege of knowing and working with Denis over the decades, and by members of the international LGBT community whose lives Denis touched.

Denis was born in 1951 in Moncton N.B. to Acadian working-class parents. An activist since his teen years, Denis participated in his first demonstration in 1968 to protest the prohibition of the French language at Moncton City Hall.
He moved to Ontario in 1969 and by 1971 was out of the closet and involved with the Waterloo University’s Gay Liberation Movement. His subsequent move to Ottawa in 1972 was the beginning of his twenty year involvement with Gays of Ottawa (later known as the Association of Lesbians and Gays of Ottawa). Active on virtually every committee from peer counselling to the dance committee, he served on the Board of Directors for ten years, as vice-president in 1973 and as president in 1975.
Denis found his gay liberation activist vocation with the group's Political Action Committee that he chaired from 1973 to 1980. He worked every local, provincial and national campaign and project, helping to organize demonstrations and protests on dozens of issues. Representing Gays of Ottawa, he presented briefs to Parliament on dangerous sexual offenders and on the Canadian Human Rights Act.
In 1973, he wrote Gays and the Law, an inventory of criminal code laws affecting gays. In 1974, he helped organize the national conference at which the National Gay Election Coalition was hatched. Later that year, he became a founding member of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Rights Coalition and helped draft the founding constitution and the Coalition's list of demands.
Denis was also a founding member of the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario in 1975, served on CLGRO's steering committee for ten years, and worked on numerous CLGRO projects until 1989. His incredible achievements were honoured by CLGRO in 1992 when Denis received the John Damien Award.
From 1982 until 1988, Denis wrote and edited regularly for GO INFO. As EGALE's 2nd president from 1992 until 1994, he helped to democratize the group and to provide EGALE with a formal mandate and structure, while assuring the financial integrity of its Court Challenges Program. HIV positive since at least 1988, Denis volunteered with the AIDS Committee of Ottawa for 7 years in the 1990's.
Denis’ activism extended to all sectors of the community. He ran the NDP riding office for Michael Cassidy from 1977 to 1986 and worked for the Office of the Worker Adviser, Ontario Ministry of Labour from 1986 until his official retirement in 2011.
In 1985, Denis ran for Alderman in the City of Ottawa municipal elections. He lost that election by only 36 votes. He was the first openly gay man to run in the Ottawa municipal elections. Imagine what City Hall might have been like, had he won.
In 2012, when Denis’ illness left him house bound, he found a way to continue his advocacy work on the World Wide Web.
Denis worked as a contributor and editor for the Erasing 76 Crimes blog soon after it began in 2012, writing and editing both in English and French. He was instrumental in the launch of the affiliated 76 Crimes en français blog in 2014, which extended the blogs’ LGBTI rights advocacy to Francophone readers.
Denis also was the editor for the blogs’ in-depth English-language compilation of information about HIV and the French-language “Resources and networks dealing with LGBTI rights and AIDS / HIV/Ressources et réseaux pour les droits des LGBTI et le SIDA / VIH.”
On the blogs and elsewhere, he worked as an investigator rooting out homophobia-induced neglect of sexual minorities and other at-risk populations in the African fight against HIV and AIDS.

In 2013, Denis campaigned through e-mails to anti-AIDS officials and through articles on his own blog, exposing the fact that NGOs targeting high-risk communities in Cameroon were allocated an average of barely $400 each for six months of AIDS-fighting work. In response, Cameroon changed its approach and allocated $6.8 million for AIDS prevention among at-risk communities. Denis’ thoughts on his life and his advocacy work,
"Lesbians and gay men working together since the 1970's have transformed Canada, for the better, forever. I treasure my good fortune to have worked and played with so many marvellous and challenging people. They have enriched my life immeasurably." And his last words before he left us, “…I had fun too”.
As per Denis’ wishes he was cremated and his ashes were returned to New Brunswick, where a simple funeral service was held. A celebration of Denis’ life and work will be held Pride Weekend in Ottawa on Saturday, August 24, 2019, between 2-4, Woodside Hall, Dominion Chalmers United Church. The address is 355 Cooper St.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

FORRESTER, Shirley Mary-Ann

Peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 82 years. Shirley Forrester (Durward), loving spouse of Edward Brisson. Former wife of the late Carl Berton Forrester (d. 1991). Cherished mother to Brian, Richard, Carol-Ann, Kevin and Kimberley. Fondly remembered by many grandchildren. Survived by her sister Jean and brother George. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 1-4 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 24 in the funeral home Chapel at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CLÉMENT, Maurice

Décédé paisiblement le 19 Juin 2019 au centre de soins longue durée Montfort à l’âge de 89 ans. Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse Jeannine, ses enfants; Jocelain (Sylvie), Micheline (Dan) et Serge (Michelle), ses petits-enfants; Martine (William), Michael, Nicholas et Zachary, ainsi que deux arrière-petits-enfants, Maella et William. Beaucoup de belles sœurs, beau-frêres et plusieurs neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. La famille désire remercier le personnel du l’Hôpital Montfort et Foyer St. Jacques (Embrun) pour leurs excellents soins prodigués. Un service aura lieu dans l’intimité familiale. En mémoire de M. Clément, des dons à la fondation de votre choix seraient grandement appréciés.
Les arrangements sont avec la Maison Funeraires Whelan, Ottawa tel. 613-233-1488.

WHITFIELD, Maureen Amy

Suddenly on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in her 71st year. Maureen Whitfield, daughter of the late Jean Waddell (née Fraser). Loving mother of Amy and Scott Whitfield. Survived by her siblings Patricia and Jim; predeceased by sisters Karen and Wendy and brothers John and Gary. Friends are invited to join the family to share in memories of Maureen and light refreshments and fellowship at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (Between Bay & Lyon) on Sunday, June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment to take place at Pleasant Park Cemetery, Toronto, [time and date to be determined].
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SCHERR, Steven Lawrence

(Member of the 3rd Order of Franciscans)

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Wednesday, June 18, 2019 at the age of 55 yrs. Beloved son of Larry and Mary Scherr (née O’Neill). Father of Christopher, Angela, Marina, Andrew and James; and grandfather of Jonathan. Will be sadly missed by his siblings, Patricia, Darlene and Warren. Predeceased by brother Ronald. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian Funeral on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish (100 Young St). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to Save a Family Plan would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

FOLEY, Jayne Frances

(retired Community Housing Ontario)

After a long and courageous battle on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 with her loving family by her side, we sadly announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Jayne (née Delahunt) beloved wife of the late Patrick Foley. Loving mother of Jeff Foley (Jodi), and Carolyn Wilson (Robert Gourlay). Her cherished grandchildren Tracy (Jay), Brad (Kaitie), Josh (Lund), Nicolas and Quinn; and great grandchildren Colton, Ryan, Kenzie and Knoah. Jayne will also be missed by her dear friend Debbie MacLellan. Jayne is survived by her brother John Delahunt (Simone). Lovingly remembered by the Foley family. Special thanks to Dr. Shamim, nurses Maxine, Tracy and all of her palliative care staff from St. Elizabeth’s. Friends are invited to join the family on Saturday June 15, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Parkdale United Church for a Celebration of Life service. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church’s Memorial Hall. In lieu of flowers donations to Serenity Renewal, www.serenityrenewal.ca greatly appreciated, as it was a program so very dear to Jayne’s heart. Interment to follow at later date at Pakenham Union Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MURDIE, M. Terrence

Terry Murdie (Michael Terrence) died on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Ottawa Civic hospital. Born in Ottawa on March 28, 1941, he spent most of his life here. He is survived by his wife, Risë Paquette, his siblings Robert Legault (the late Joyce), Ross Murdie (Kathleen), Linda Lapierre (the late Glenn), Dennis Legault (Melissa), and Jeffrey Legault (Crincle), a son, Michael Broughton, and brother-in law to Ron Paquette (Diane), Joe Paquette (Joan), the late Wayne Paquette (Emilia), Judy Hinkson (Wayne), Paul Paquette(Ann), Donna Paquette (John), Sharon Paquette (Greg) and more than a dozen nieces and nephews. A great believer in a diversified life, Terry had careers in floral design, law enforcement with the OPP (Ottawa and Mattawa), cabinet retail sales, by-law enforcement (West Carleton Township) and finally home and boat renovations after his retirement. Terry’s passions through life have been sailing and music (especially the Blues). As well, he played the harmonica and the ukulele. During this time he also dabbled in photography, curling, hockey, hunting, fishing, window designing, drawing, writing poetry, being a drummer in the Governor General’s Foot Guards and travelling. Travels that brought him to several places that most impressed him with their offerings of beer and rum. What was consistent with Terry over the years was his kind, considerate and curious nature. Normally fiercely independent, his final year with dementia was a cruel one... but he regularly surprised the Grace Manor care staff with a quick witted (usually ascerbic) comment or two. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of spending time with him. Join us in celebrating Terry’s life at the Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Ave. on Sunday, June 23 between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.
In lieu of flowers, donations of time or money to
the Dementia Society in your area will be appreciated.

LANOUE, Charlotte Louise

> Charlotte Louise Lanoue (Henwood) peacefully passed away June 5, 2019, in Halifax, NS. Born May 11, 1942, in Amherst, NS. Daughter of the late Daniel and Julia Henwood (Bird) Amherst, NS. Dearly beloved wife of the late Allan Lanoue (Ottawa, ON). Loving mother of Julie (Ian Fraser) of Dartmouth, NS, and John Lanoue of Dartmouth, NS. Proud grandmother of Jason (Elizabeth) Wolfville, NS, and Ryan (Brianne), Halifax, NS. Great-grandmother of her beloved Aila. Survived by her dear sister Viola Cousineau, London, ON, brother-in-law Butch (Judy O’Meara), Ottawa, ON. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Bessie, Devona, Faith and Lynn and by brothers Ernie, Jed, Joe, Curt, Gervin and Wayne. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 10 am until a commencement of a Funeral Service at 11 am. Final resting place Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, ON.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

FULTON, Janet Mary

(retired Simultaneous Interpreter)

Peacefully at home after a courageous struggle with cancer, surrounded by her loving daughter and friend on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the age of 75 years. Janet Fulton, loving mother of Lisa Fraraccio De Lannoy (late Ephraim De Lannoy) and Monica Fraraccio. Cherished grandmother of Amelia (Matthew Cromar), Julina De Lannoy, Kiana De Lannoy (Roan Petronia), Jade Gregresh, Ann Obasohan, and close companion, Azubuike Uduezue. She leaves behind her dear friends in Cuba and Zihuatanejo, Mexico as well as her esteemed interpretation colleagues. Predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Fulton. Mass of Catholic Funeral to Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main St. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to
the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolences are welcome on Janet's Facebook page.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ESNARD, Liette F.

Liette Francine Esnard, 73 of Ottawa, passed peacefully on Tuesday June 4th, 2019 at Ruddy Shenkman Hospice in Kanata after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Loving mother of her children Gigi (James) Acker, Cory Esnard and Christopher (Melissa) Esnard. Cherished grandmaman of Jessica (Christopher) Daniel (Cailie) Olivia, Brett, Mattais, Dominique, Claire and adored aunt of all her nieces, nephews. She is survived by her sibllings; (Micheline (Marc) Levesque, Robert (Madeleine) Huneault and Lucie (Gord) DiMuzio. There will be no public service of remembrance. Private interment will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to
Hospice Care Ottawa in Liette’s memory would be welcome. The Family would like to thank Dr.Lisa A. Cross and RSH staff and offer our deepest gratitude in providing exceptional care.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

McCLOSKEY, Anne Elizabeth

Peacefully on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at age 65. Anne McCloskey, beloved daughter of the late Edwin and Irene (née Langill) McCloskey. Dear sister of Kenny (Cece), Jimmy (Pauline), Larry (Johanne), Ronnie (Rose Marie) and Tommy (Jo-Anne). Prayerfully remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to pay respects to the family immediately prior to the Mass; at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday, May 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Clement Church (528 Old St Patrick Street) at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations in memory of Anne to
St Clement - Saint Anne Church Restoration Fund ; or
St. Patrick Basilica Building Fund greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

JODOIN, M. Helen

Peacefully at Carleton Lodge with her family by her side on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in her 99th year. Helen (née McNulty), beloved wife of the late Harold ‘Jud’ Jodoin. Loving mother of Peggy Rasmussen (Laird), Stephen (Ginny), Mark Jodoin, Christopher (Kari); and predeceased in 2006 by her son David (Margaret). Doting ‘Nanny’ to her grandchildren Judson (Jill), Trina (Kevin), Karl (Kelly), Matthew (Karen), Patrick (Megan), Brendan, Aimee (John), Danielle, Jordan, Kaya and Lauren. Cherished ‘Nanny Donut’ to her loving 15 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother, the late Vincent McNulty. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, May 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St George Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave. Interment to follow at Capital Memorial Gardens in the Jodoin family plot.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

APHOLZ, Anneliese Auguste

(retired Ottawa Civic Hospital)

With dignity and peace she went home to our Lord, on May 22, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Anneliese Apholz, beloved wife of the late Jean (John) Coulombe, was born in Schippenbeil, Germany, daughter of the late Ernst Apholz and Minna Dähring. Predeceased by her sister, Gerda. Anneliese leaves behind her dear family in Germany: her sister Hildegard (the late Hermann Stürcken), niece Angelika (Peter Schumacher), great niece, Valéa Schumacher, great nephew, Daniel Schumacher (Beke), and great-great nephews Mats and Tom Schumacher, and Christian and Andre Stürcken, as well as many friends in her adopted home of Ottawa. A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St Joseph’s Church, 151 Laurier Ave. E, (Wilbrod & Cumberland) at 10 a.m. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the gathering space at the church entrance. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in support
of St. Joe's Supper Table would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SULLIVAN, Judith M.

Passed away peacefully on May 13, 2019 at home in Ottawa with her family at her side at the age of 66 years. Judith was a loving mother and spouse, respected public health nurse and educator, and committed humanitarian. Survived by her beloved husband John Sullivan. Loving mother of Carla and Patrick Sullivan. Cherished daughter of Mabel Alice Perry (née Brown) and the late Morton Keachie; Dear sister of Susan Norwich and Bruce Keachie; fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. After graduating from nursing at the University of Toronto, Judith worked for a time in vulnerable communities in Toronto, but then shifted to even more disadvantaged communities in Latin America and Africa. She instructed rural nurses and health promoters in Colombia, promoted community health empowerment through NGOs in Colombia and Peru, and advised the Canadian government on primary health care issues in several countries. She eventually led a health human resources program for the Pan American Health Organization in support of several governments in South America. A lifelong learner and educator, Judith acquired her masters in health administration from the Universidad Cayetano Heredia in Peru, a diploma in tropical nursing from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and later provided online tutoring for the McMaster-Maastricht masters program in global health. Friends are invited to join the family in a Celebration of Judith’s life at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 11AM, commencement of a funeral service at 12 Noon; followed by a time of refreshment and fellowship at the funeral home. Donations in memory to The Ottawa Food Bank greatly appreciated by the family.

VLAHOVICH, Alexander , DDS

(retired Dentist from Blair Place)

On May 3rd, 2019, in Ottawa, with his loved ones by his side, Dr. Alexander Vlahovich passed away at the age of 66. The son of the late Mirko and Gordana Vlahovic (nee Krstic), Alex was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. He graduated from Sudbury High School (INCO scholar and valedictorian), McMaster University, and University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry (class of ’78). Alex practiced dentistry for over 40 years, mostly in Ottawa, Ontario. Alex will be missed by his children Matthew (Julie) and Andrea and their mother Slavica, his sisters Milena Woloszczuk (Louis Mayrand) and Sandra Fievoli (Michael), grand daughters Ella and Chloe, and his nieces and nephews. Alex had a great passion for basketball and all athletic pursuits - he was a 20-year season ticket holder for the Ottawa Senators. Alex loved cinema, music, fine wine and cuisine, and was famous for his signature dish, "Vinny’s pasta sauce”. Alex was a generous host and cook, especially at Thanksgiving Weekend and his Slava, St. Luke. He loved long discussions and lively debate, and reminiscing about his early years growing up in Sudbury's West End. Thank you to the staff of the Ottawa General Hospital, whose compassion and dedication helped to ease the burden of his illness. Special thanks to his dental office staff, and particularly his dental assistant of over 27 years, Marina Middleton. Visitation will take place at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue from 6 – 9 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Funeral service to be held at St. Stefan Serbian Orthodox Church, 1993 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario at 11:30 am on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Interment to follow; with a period of refreshment and fellowship at Beechwood Cemetery from 2 – 4 pm. At Alex's request, charitable donations may be made to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation or St Stefan Orthodox Church, greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

TYMOWSKI, Jerzy George

October 27, 1929 - April 22, 2019

Passed away on April 22, 2019 in Ottawa, at the age of 89.
Doctor Jerzy Tymowski was born on October 27, 1929 in Lublin, Poland. A renowned scientist with many publications to his credit, a literary man, a linguist fluent in five foreign languages including Latin, and music connoisseur, he was a true Renaissance man.
He graduated from Warsaw Technical University with a Bachelor's of Science degree. He then studied at the Silesian Technical University in Gliwice, where he received his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD. Next, Dr. Tymowski became a director of the metallurgical laboratory at the Ursus tractor plant and also worked at the Renault laboratories in Paris, France.
In 1966, Dr. Tymowski was invited to do research at the University of Manchester's Institute of Science and Technology. In 1969, back in Poland, he became professor at the Faculty of Electronics and Deputy Director of the Institute of Materials Engineering. In 1979, Dr. Tymowski accepted a position of Professeur de metalurgie at l'École Nationale de l'Industrie Minérale de Rabat in Morocco. In 1983, he emigrated to Canada, where he started to work at Pyrotenax, a large cable manufacturer, and quickly became Director of Research and Development. Along with other Polish engineers, Dr. Tymowski was also involved in the founding of Nitrex Metal in Montreal. In 1993, he joined Nitrex's management team as Vice-President of Research and Development, where he contributed to the company's rapid growth worldwide. In 2004, Dr. Tymowski retired from Nitrex and moved to Ottawa.
George's life was full of challenges, but he could truly say:
'I have fought a good fight to the end;
I have run the race to the finish;
I have kept the faith.' [2 Timothy 4:7]
A funeral mass was held at St. Hyacinth Church in Ottawa on May 3, 2019, followed by an Interment at Beechwood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home tel. 613.233-1488.
Rest in Peace. We all miss you.
Wife Danuta, sons Rafal and Witold, sisters Ewa and Zofia and brothers Jan and Jarosław

CLEMENS, Rita Mary

Mom passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving children on Friday April 19, 2019 at the age of 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Brian Clemens (2007). Loving mother of Patricia, Walter Clemens and Adelle Taylor, Colleen and Paul Laflamme, Christine and Tom Dunbar. Caring grandmother to Christopher (Gina), Mathew (Stephanie) and Benjamin Laflamme, as well as great-grandmother to River, Rayne, and Audrey Laflamme. Fondly remembered by Sean, Jennifer and their families. Predeceased by her parents Walter Rowan and Anne King and siblings Catherine Shaughnessy, Walter Rowan, Elizabeth Walsh and Gladys White. Rita’s life was enriched by her long time friend Sue Campo. Special thanks to Rita’s loving caregivers, Donna, Decy, Annick and Florence and the Bayshore Home Care staff. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian Funeral to St. Patrick’s Basilica on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the parish hall. Interment at Capital Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to
SOS CHILDRENS VILLAGES (soschildrensvillages.ca) or
Leprosy Relief Canada (slc-lr.ca) appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

COPELAND, Lorraine

 

Our mother lived three months short of 100 years and saw many changes throughout her long life. She died with profound dignity on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. She was surrounded by the love of her children. She was the much-loved only daughter of Ovila Beaudry and Mary (Cates) Beaudry. Born on July 24, 1919, she was a life-long resident of Ottawa. She met and married our father, the late Roy Copeland. Mom is forever loved and will be missed by her children; sons Patrick (JoAnn), London, UK; Paul (Carol Anne), Terry and Kevin, daughters Sharon Delorme (Moe) all of Ottawa and Carole McDougall, (Halifax, NS). She was deeply loved and shared a wicked sense of humour with grandchildren Sean (Kim), Matt (Birgit), Dan (Sophie), Christopher (Rachelle), Gregory and Patrick Copeland; Paula, Michaela (Graham) and Joanna Copeland-O’Reilly; Michael (Megan), Patrick (Lisa), Catherine McDougall; Erin and Neilan Copeland; Mark, Janet (Chris Cole) and John Kennedy (Sylvie). She is also survived by great-grandchildren Alex and William Copeland; Meia and Erika Copeland; Jack Copeland; Emma and Taite Cole; Owen and Liam Ahearn; Siena and Hayden O’Reilly; Rose McDougall; sister-in-law Fran Copeland and many nieces and nephews. 

Mom volunteered for 25 years at the Ottawa Heart Institute where she gave time and comfort to families facing difficult and life changing surgeries. She chose to help other families following dad’s heart surgery because she knew the stress, anxiety and potential heartbreak. Our family appreciates the dedication, comfort and compassion the nursing staff at the Queensway Carleton provided through her final days. We are extremely grateful to our sister, Sharon for looking after mom’s personal, medical, dental and other needs as she moved from independent to assisted living over the last number of years. The family would like to invite and appreciate friends joining them at a Mass of Christian Funeral at St. Patrick’s Parish Fallowfield, 15 Steeple Hill Cres. Nepean on Friday, April 26, 2019. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until commencement of the Mass at 11 a.m..  A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish Hall. Internment will take place at Notre Dame Cemetery later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lorraine may be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LITTLEFORD, Wayne Scott

Passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019 with his family by his side, after a lengthy illness. Beloved husband of Ginette “Jenny” née Raymond. Loving father to Kristy (Aaron Hanna) and Andrea. Proud grandfather of Jaina Hanna. Loving brother of Lynn (Jim Sauder) and Wendy (Jim Bissell). Will be greatly missed by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He will be sadly missed by his faithful dog, Patch. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral will be held in the Chapel on Monday, April 15 at 10 AM. Reception to follow. Interment Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to
the Canadian Cancer Society .
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

RICARD, Robert Richard "Bob"

May 26, 1942 – April 2, 2019

Suddenly after a long illness, Bob passed away at the age of 72. Predeceased by his mother, Anne Ricard (nee Graziano). He leaves behind his wife, Bonnie Scharfe. Will be missed by his cousins in British Columbia, Ottawa and Hamilton. Special thanks to Dr. Brigham, Yetta and all the nursing staff at The Ottawa Civic hospital for the wonderful care that they gave Bob and I during this trying time. Each one of you is my angel. At Bob's request, there will be no funeral. Those wishing to remember Bob, donations to Parkinson's Canada or your favourite charity would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CARRIERE, James W.

(Retired Real Estate Broker- Royal Lepage)

With sadness we announce Jim’s peaceful passing on March 20, 2019 at age 80 years. Jim Carriere, beloved husband and best friend of Anne (née Copeland). Son of the late Emmett Carriere and Anne Villeneuve. Survived by his sisters Carolyn Knight and Catherine Carriere. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. The family would appreciate friends joining them at a memorial Funeral Mass at St George’s Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave. on Friday, March 29 at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish hall. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the MS Society or a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

KONST, Joseph

Joseph Herman Konst, born February 13, 1930 in Montreal, Quebec, the only child of Herman and Gladys Konst, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. Much loved husband of 62 years to Barbara. Cherished Dad of Brian (Gillian), the late Jim (d.1980), David and Jennifer. Proud grandfather of Terra (Dimitri), Kieran, Liam, Emma, Madeleine and besotted great-grandfather of Elias and Penelope. Joe loved God, the law, history, golf, boats, autumn colours, spontaneous digressions down country roads, oysters, anything sweet, single malt scotch, his Ottawa and Vancouver friends and, most of all, his family. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 400 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, for service at 11 am. A private family interment will be held in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DAVIS, Alan Stephen
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Alan Davis, 67, on February 27, 2019. Alan was born in Liverpool, England and was quite proud of his British heritage. Alan had an adventurous spirit and heard the call of the sea at a young age. He spent seven years with the Royal Navy until he immigrated to Canada where he joined the Reserves. He loved to tinker on his boat or in his home workshop.

Alan leaves behind his wife Jackie, stepdaughter Candace Morrow, stepson Andrew Morrow and his father Thomas Davis of Nanaimo, B.C. He is predeceased by his mother Muriel Davis and sister Susan Cuthbert. He will be missed by his family and friends who will remember his passion for sailing and love of a good beer or a fine wine. A Memorial Service will take place on March 17th, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at the Nepean Sailing Club. A celebration of his life will follow. For further details and RSVP please email alancelebration@gmail.com

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Alan’s name to support patient care and research at The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Donations can be made online at www.ohfoundation.ca or by phone 613-761-4295 or mailed to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 737 Parkdale Avenue, 1st Floor, Box 610, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 1J8. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

Long, Michael James

Passed away at home on Feb. 28, 2019 at the age of 71 years. Son of Edith (Clarke) Long and Edwin Long (both deceased). Predeceased by his brother Peter and brother-in-law Roy Weatherdon. Dear brother of Diane Weatherdon-Sader (Don), Joan Pratt and Debbie Hennessy (Terry). Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael's ashes will be buried in the spring.  His was a fragile spirit, now at peace.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BELAIRE, Dorothy

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Feb. 23, 2019, at Fairview Manor in Almonte at age 90. Beloved wife of the late Milton (Middy) Belaire. Loving mother of Diane (Ken Skwarok) and Judy (Bruce Wood). Cherised grandmother of Nikolas, Natasha and Michael (Alana) and great grandchild, George. Survived by brother, Michael Morris (Terry). Predeceased by her sister Christine Patafie. Fondly remembered by special friend, Bob Gervais. A private family burial will take place in the spring.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BROWN, Vincent

(Retired RCAF)

Peacefully in hospital with his loving family by his side on Saturday, February 24th, 2019 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Myrna (née Schindler). Dear father of Brad (Joanne), Rick (Rosemary), Mark (Lisa) and Caroline (Dylan). Cherished grandfather of Erin (Dan), Mike, Brandon, Hayley, Jase, Jackson and Sophie; and great grandfather to Emily and Sara. Survived by his sister Fran (Pat Kennedy). Predeceased by his brother Peter in 1946.
Vince was born in Rexton, NB on Sept 2, 1937. Although his 36 year career in the Canadian Armed Forces took him to many parts of Canada, he remained fiercely proud of his Maritime roots.
Friends are invited to join the family for Mass on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Good Shepherd Parish (3092 Innes Road), at 11 AM. A time of refreshment & fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
The Ottawa Heart Institute where he was cared for in his final days.

DRAGISIC, Milica

Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in her 93rd year. Milica (née Susnjar) beloved wife of the late Milenko Dragisic. Loving mother of Slavica Dragisic and the late Milena Blanchard. Dearest ‘Nana’ to her grandchildren Matthew (Julie), Andrea and Robin; and beloved great grandchildren Ella and Chloe. A Private family service is being held. Interment to take place at Beechwood Cemetery. Donations in memory to the Montfort Hospital Foundation greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ADAMS, Ann Diana May

(née Spall)

March 31, 1935 – February 12, 2019

Ann left us on February 12, 2019 at the Ottawa General Hospital following major surgery. Born in Wrentham, Suffolk, England, she was predeceased by her parents May Mumford and Charles V. Spall, and stepmother, Dorothy. Ann leaves her loving husband of 55 years, Clifford, her children Karen (Serge Lafrenière), Eric (Razieh Pourhasan), and Carl; her grandchildren Jeremy and Sarah Lafrenière, and Daniel and Sophie Adams. She also leaves her beloved sister, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Wall, and nephews Charles, Michael and David. Cousins and her many, many close friends in England, Ireland and Canada will surely miss her. Ann trained as a Diagnostic Radiographer at Kings’ College Hospital in London, England, and worked in several hospitals in London, Montreal, and Ottawa. She retired from the Civic Hospital in 1996. In retirement, her major interests were her Tai Chi group and the British Isles Family History Society [Genealogy] where she made many good friends. Family and friends may pay their respects at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa, on Sunday, February 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, 1060 Baseline Road, Ottawa, at 11 AM on Monday, February 18, 2019. A recption will follow in the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers Ann requested that donations be made to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Cancer Research/ or the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BELL, Doris Bernadine (née Monaghan)

Peacefully with family praying by her side on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 92 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Mervin Bell. Loving mother of Mark (Theresa) and Marlene Bradley (Alan). Predeceased by her son, Floyd Bell. Cherished grandmother of Joachim and Anastasia, Lisa Maria Rolland (Trevor) and Loretta (Bradley), Adam Bradley (Amanda) and Kelsey Brown (Marshall). Great-grandmother of Keira and Reagan Bradley and Jackson and Quinn Rolland. Mom was the baby and the last surviving child born to Mark Monaghan and Theresa Lavell. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Geraldine (late Deacon Ted Lindsay), Mary (late Benedict Allen), Mildred (late Earl Bean), Grace (late Bill Reid), Eileen (late Carl Gibbons), Joan (late Emmond Bell), Ivy (late Frank Bell) and Shirley Ann (Edward Tanner), along with many nephews and nieces. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial that will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13 at St. Patrick’s Basilica, 281 Nepean St., corner of Kent. Interment to follow at St. Malachy’s Cemetery, Mayo, QC in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice, or, to Our Lady of Knock Shrine Society, 3889 Route 315, Mayo Quebec, J8L 3Z8 would be appreciated. We would also like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at the Montfort Hospital for the amazing care they gave Mom.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

RICHARDS, Gregory Carl

( retired LCBO )

A witty, charming and affable soul. Suddenly on Monday, January 28, 2019 in his 63rd year. Greg Richards, beloved partner of the late Diana Ellis. Dear father of Jessie (Nick) and Calvin (Jennifer). Beloved grandfather to newly born grandaughter Charlotte. Son of the late Gerald Richards and Isabelle MacLeod. Dear brother of Sheila Bourgon (John). Will be fondly remembered by his former spouse Laurie Richards (Sam) and many friends and associates. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 4 until 8 PM. There will not be a service, however all are welcome to share memories and stories of Greg and celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

STEVENSON, Margaret Douglas

Margaret Douglas Stevenson (born May 23, 1932 in Edmonton, Alberta) passed away suddenly on January 27, 2019 at The Monfort Hospital at the age of 86. She was a passionate advocate for human rights, a pioneer for women in her field, and a sucker for anything remotely cat related. A funeral will not be held, as per her request. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Ottawa Humane Society or Amnesty International would be greatly appreciated. She leaves behind a niece, Jeanne Cunningham, and many beloved friends.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SMITH, Judith Eleanor

(Teacher)

Suddenly on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in her 81st year. Judy Smith (née Teakles), beloved wife and best friend of Roy. Loving mother of Kerry (Alan Ritchie) and Tyler (Jacalyn née MacDonnell). Dear Gramma of Erin, Cameron, Aidan and Hayley. Survived by her sister Catherine (Charlie Higgins). Missed by many nieces, nephews and life long friends in Ottawa, Perth, Westport, Tucson, London England and across Ontario & Western Canada. She will be fondly remembered as a wonderful, loving, kind, generous person with a great sense of humour. A visitation will be held for friends to pay their respects to the family at the Ottawa Event and Conference Centre, 200 Coventry Road (Room 106 F/G), on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1 PM at the same location. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory to a charity close to your own heart would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

KINSELLA, John Bernard ‘Jack’

February 2, 1921 – January 19, 2019

(Ottawa Citizen Sports Writer, TV and Radio)

Peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in his 98th year. Jack Kinsella, loving husband of Kathleen "Kay" Kinsella (née Roach). Dear father of Jane (Jim) of Calgary, Alberta and Bill (Valerie) of Ottawa and the late Mary Ann Nooyen (Anton). Cherished grandfather of Carla (Terry) and dear great grandchildren Callie and Jackson. Son of the late James B. Kinsella and Beatrice (née Burnett). Survived by his sister Mary ‘Mimi’ Pollock and predeceased by brother William Kinsella; sisters Margaret ‘Peggy’ O’Neill, Sister Elizabeth Ann Kinsella g.s.i.c., and Sister Bernadette Kinsella g.s.i.c. Will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews who will fondly remember ‘Uncle Tony’! A friend to all and an enemy of none! Co- Founder of the Ottawa 67's. A great coach in all our lives. Thanks Again to the Miles, O'Neils, Pollock families. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian Funeral on Friday, January 25, 2019 at St Basil’s Church (940 Rex Ave.) at 10 AM. A time of refreshment & Fellowship will follow in the Church Hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

STRATE, James Richard

Suddenly on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in his 57th year. James Strate, loving father of Jamin (Erin) of Oshawa, ON and Dakota (Landon) of Toronto, ON. Former spouse of Maureen Munro. Son of the late Mike & Beth Strate (née Romeril) of Edmonton. Friends are invited to join the family of James, and help celebrate his life on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at The Wellington Gastro Pub, 1325 Wellington St W. from 12 until 3 PM. Donations in memory to a charity of ones choice in James’ name, greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BEAUCHAMP, Mary

Passed away peacefully on January 6, 2019 at the age of 95 years. Mary (née Taksery) loving wife of the late Ferris Beauchamp. Caring mother to her 4 children George, Paul, Peter and Mark (Ann). Dear grandmother of Robyn, Linden, Samantha, Stephanie, Samuel, Megan, Andrew, Breanne and Bryson. Great Grandmother to Lyla, Paisley, Bower and Charlotte. Will be sadly missed by her sister Janet (Khouri) nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Predeceased by siblings Freda, Demittry and Lillian. The family would like to thank June, Luc and all the staff at Extendicare/Starwood for their wonderful care and compassion. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 4 until 8 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral for service at 1 pm. Interment to follow at the Pinecrest Cemetery.

D’SOUZA, Valerian John

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Valerian John D’Souza, beloved husband of Rita Philomena D’Souza. Loving father of Brian (Claudette), Brenda (Anil D’Souza) and Clyde (Dr. Shaila). Proud Grandfather of Calvin, Carlton, Natasha, Andrew and Sean. Survived by his dear sister Grace Fernandes. Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass of Christian Funeral on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Maurice Parish (Perry & Meadowlands), service time 1:30 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488. In memory, donations to Cancer Centre Ottawa would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

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