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O'LEARY, Francis J. CD

April 21, 1926 – October 10, 2017

Frank O’Leary, loving husband of Helen (Manion), dear father to Colleen (Ross Shannon), Patrick, Michael and Kathleen (Michel Perreault). Cherished Grandfather to Jennifer Shannon (Paul Sammartino) and Erin Shannon (Anthony Knezevic) and six great grandchildren, Solomon, Annie, Deacon, Wallace, Orson and Owen. He will be deeply missed by all, especially his wife of 68 years. We struggle to find words to sum up our father’s life. He was a man of great integrity and values. He was kind and humble and a devout Catholic who practiced his faith daily. Frank was born in Ottawa, the son of Michael O’Leary and Bernadette Chouinard and grew up in Sandy Hill. He is predeceased by his brothers Edward, Bobby, Michael, and sisters Margaret, Bernice and Jean. He was a man of many talents and touched the lives of the people he met. He loved to be busy, he provided, he puttered, he built, he created, he planted, he fixed and repaired. He was a doer, a finisher, a follow-through kind of guy. Simple accomplishments made him proud and his service to his community made him happy. His ability to remember his life experiences made for wonderful storytelling. His friends will remember him for his great sense of humour and his hearty laugh. Frank worked for over 27 years in the Mapping and Charting, R.C.E. and then started his next career as property master at the National Arts Centre for 35 years. Throughout his career he was known for his Frank O’Leary Pancake Breakfast which would raise money for Christmas hampers for the needy. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus for the Ottawa Sympathy Orchestra fundraiser. Many people have shared stories of how Frank helped them…. that was just Dad. He lived life to the fullest, playing hockey in his 70’s, golf into his 80’s, bowling in his 90’s and had a passion to be physically active. Dad was an entertainer at heart from his early years singing at the Ottawa football games, the sing along with Frank on Sunday nights at the Ottawa Bandshell, and each St. Patrick’s Day dad would be wearing green and could be found singing Irish tunes in several local retirement homes and establishments. Music was an integral part of his life. When we think of a word that describes our dad it’s…beautiful. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 400 St. Laurent Boulevard. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank O’Leary’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Ottawa. Condolences may be offered at condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

MacINNIS, Patricia (nee Flynn)

(retired McKeen-Willis IGA)

Heaven has gained an Angel and our family has lost a special woman. Peacefully in hospital with her family by her side, on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the age of 79. Patricia Flynn, beloved wife of the late Phillip MacInnis. Loving mother of Nancy, Donnie (Lynne), JoAnn MacInnis. Predeceased by her son Billy and granddaughter Rebecca. Cherished grandmother of Brittany, Billie and her dear great-grandson Raymond. Survived by her siblings Wally and Shirley and many nieces, nephews and extended family in Nova Scotia. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 11AM to 2:30 PM at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon). Interment to follow at Hope Cemetery. Donations in memory to the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

'Never say goodbye'



JOYCE, Agnes Mary (nee Mulvihill)

Peacefully at the Fairview Manor Almonte, Ontario on September 27, 2017 two weeks after her 98th birthday. Daughter of the late Michael Patrick Mulvihill and Agnes Mary McMillan. Predeceased by her dear husband Howard and cherished grandson Bradley. Much loved mother of Howard (Jennifer), Ian (Sharon), Frank (Lorna), Sean (Janet) and Dan (Sally). Will be forever remembered by her grandchildren Katie, Howard, Erin, Shaun, Michael, Sean-Howard, Meaghan, Andrew, Paul, Libby, Charles and 11 great grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Philip, James, Basil, William & Frank Mulvihill and William Burke; and sisters Margaret Mulvihill and Mona, Helen, Anna, Lillian, & Phyllis Burke. Will be 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 & Lyon) on Friday from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM. A mass of Christian Funeral to St Stephens Church, Old Chelsea, Quebec will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11AM. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. Special thanks from the family and Aggie to Dr. Scott Higham and the Staff at Fairview Manor for their compassion and dedication. Donations in memory to a charity of your choice or please consider "taking a senior to lunch".
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

MANNION, Eileen Mary

(Graduate of Ottawa University
School of Nursing Class of '51)

Peacefully with her loving family by her side at St. Patrick's Home Residence on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Eileen Mannion, Loving mother of Susan (Victor Carvell), Richard Larocque (Anne Marie Bourgault) and Deirdre Larocque (Robert Brown). Fond grandmother, known as "Nana Bubbles" to her grandchildren Richard (Courtney), David, Adam, Julie, Nicholas, Sarah; and dear great grandson Preston. Daughter of the late Richard and Emma Mannion. Predeceased by her sister Sheila, brothers Bernard, James, Robert, Desmond and John. Formerly married to Kenneth Larocque. Survived by her sisters Helen Young , Frances Mannion and Richard Mannion. Eileen was an accomplished pianist, taught by Dr. Puddicombe. Eileen was a registered Nurse, proud of her Irish roots and loved gardening. Many thanks to the staff of St Patrick’s Residence for their compassion and care. Funeral arrangements with The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) friends may pay respects on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Saint Patrick's Basilica (Kent & Nepean St) at 10:00 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Basilica Hall. Interment to follow at the Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations in memory, to St. Patrick's Home Foundation greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

He who believes in me will live,
Even though he dies.
(John 11:25)

Taylor, Joy

1928 - 2017

Peacefully at her home in Ottawa, aged 89 years. Much loved mother of Cathy Taylor of Fort Lauderdale, FL., Jeffrey Taylor of North Ridgeville, OH., and Michael Taylor of Toronto, Ontario. Loving Grandmother of Sab Taylor, Preston Taylor and Nathan Taylor. Great grandmother to Ryan, Chloe and Jaden. Pre deceased by her husband, Hubert Carradice Taylor (2003).
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488
To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me. Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, 
Behappy, we had so many years.

I gave you my love and you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while for me if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless those memories in your heart.

I won't be far away for life goes on
So if you need me , call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
with all my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and 
"Welcome YouHome".

SEWARD, Catherine

Catherine Seward (nee Presley) passed away peacefully on August 9, 2017 at the Ottawa General Hospital. She leaves in deepest sorrow her cherished husband Lyle Seward. Her loving children Lynn Seward, Kathleen Ker (Ronald), Donald Seward (Renee), Kenneth Seward and Richard Bilodeau (Dana). Loving grandchildren April, Jennifer, Trevor, Justin, Abra, Stephanie, Terry, Sierra, Emery, and Shaylin. Her loving great grandchildren Alexa, Liam, Julia, Noah, Catherine, and Scarlett. Catherine was a proud graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University in June 2012 at the age of 80 years old. Special Thanks to the staff of St. Patrick’s Long Term Care Home and the team of 5 North East at the Ottawa General Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Monday, August 14, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and on Tuesday August 15, from 10 – 11am at which time a Funeral Service will commence in the Chapel. A time of fellowship and refreshment will follow immediately after the service, preceding the interment at Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

FUDGE, Maureen

In hospital on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017. Maureen Whelan, beloved wife for more than 50 years of Winston Fudge. Devoted mother of Lisa Fudge (Lance Lunetta) and Christopher Fudge (Heather Phillips) of Victoria, BC. Cherished Grandmother to Zachary, Sydney, Hannah and Aidan. Maureen was the eldest daughter of the late John 'Jack' Whelan and Anita Preston. Dear sister of Patrick Whelan, Jennifer Whelan, Debbie (Del Moore) of PEI, and Mary (Stewart Bruce) of North Vancouver. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family and help celebrate Maureen’s memory at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday August 11, 2017 from 12-3 and Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 2-4. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory to The Ottawa Heart Institute greatly suggested by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

WALSH, Beth (nee Travis)

Born April 1, 1928 in Courtland, Ontario; died July 31, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Beth Walsh grew up in Tillsonburg and other southern Ontario towns during her formative and teen years before attending Westervelt College in London where she studied business. Working for General Motors Diesel, she married David Walsh in 1953 and moved with him to several Anglican parishes in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Beth was the Office Manager for the Ridley College Old Boys’ Association in the late 1960’s (St. Catharine’s) and the Psychological Services Centre at the University of Windsor for more than 21 years ending in 1991. She was predeceased by David on May 31, 2017 and is survived by her sister Catherine and sons Michael (Lisa) and Mark (Adele), granddaughters Nicole (Michael) and Kathleen (Graham), grandsons Aaron (Jackie), Patrick (Mary Ann), Ben (Sarah), and Sam (Tash), and great-grandchildren Rebecca, John, Amelia, and Liam. Beth was known for her kindness, listening ear, good advice and generosity. She loved a good game of cards, especially bridge, cribbage, and Dame de Pique. She touched the lives of many people and was most loved by her six grand children who found her to be a source of unconditional love and support. She was beloved and will be truly missed by all who knew her. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Hacker and the staff at the Ottawa West Hospice who provided wonderful care and support in her last weeks. A funeral will be held at St Barnabas Anglican Catholic Church (70 James St. at Kent) in Ottawa at 10:00 am on Monday August 14, 2017. The family would appreciate that a donation be made to the Ottawa West Hospice, www.hospicecareottawa.ca in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

LAHEY, Robert Francis Henry

(1943 – 2017)

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Robert "Bob" Francis Henry Lahey, age 74, born in Ottawa on March 27, 1943 - July 25, 2017. Dear Son of the late Joseph Edward Denis Lahey (1911-1974) and the late Audrey Isabel Dancey (1915-1995). Beloved husband of Lise Marie Juliette Lahey (nee Guilbeault). Loving father of Robert "Rob" (Sharyl), Donna, Jennifer "Jenny" (Joe Yammine) Cherished Grandfather to Kayla, Elie, Amie, Britni, Kristal, Davina, Zachary. Survived by his siblings Elizabeth "Betty", Gail, Terrence, Diane, Gordon, Michelle "Shelley", Richard Shirley, Deborah. Predeceased by Barbara and Brian. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 10 AM until commencement of a service at 11AM in the funeral home. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow; with Interment at St Isidore Church Cemetery in the Lahey family plot.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

LAVIGNE, Donald Joseph

(1958 – 2017)

In hospital on Friday, July 24 2017 at the age of 59 years. Donald Lavigne, partner of Joanne Lacelle. Loving father of Alicia Lacelle. Son of Lucy (nee Power) and the late Napoleon Lavigne. Survived by his sister's Susan and Brenda; and brothers James, Napoleon (Carolyn) and Mike (Kelly) and the late infant brother Patrick. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (Between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, July 28 from 5 to 8pm. A service in memory will follow on Saturday morning, July 29, 2017 at 10 AM. Interment to follow at St Francis de Sales Cemetery, Smiths Falls.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

KENNEDY, Margaret Lorna

Lorna slipped away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Friday, July 21, 2017, with Doreen and Jean by her side. Lorna (nee Lipton), beloved wife of the late Patrick P.J. Kennedy. Loved and loving mother of Doreen Dumont (wife of Jean), Bruce (Mississauga) and Michael. Cherished Grandmother of Chantal Blanchet (Alex), Richard (Stephanie), Paul (Valerie) and Marc (her godson) Dumont. She also leaves behind her darling great grandchildren, Patrick Dumont and Leia Blanchet and many caring nieces and nephews, especially Sally. She will be missed by her sister-in-law Margaret Curley and her husband Urban. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, from 3pm till 6PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Patrick’s Basilica (Kent & Nepean) on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10AM. Interment to follow at St Paul’s Cemetery, Aylmer, QC in the Kennedy family plot.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

MONTPETIT, S. Denise (S. Denise du Carmel)

de la Congrégation des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, est décédée à Ottawa, le 3 juillet 2017, à l’âge de 79 ans, dont 61 ans de vie religieuse. Née à Orléans, ON, elle était la fille de feu Roger Montpetit, et de feue Jeannette Lemay. En plus de sa famille religieuse, elle laisse dans le deuil ses frères : Claude (Roberta Schwalm), Robert (Denyse Constantin) Camille (Monique Côté), Richard (Eliette Régimbald), Maurice (Denise Nepveu); ses sœurs : Réjeanne, Ghislaine, Mariette (Victor Bernard), Monique (Jean-Pierre Giroux), une belle-sœur Suzanne Caron ainsi que de nombreux neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. Prédécédée par ses frères Bernard et Jean-Marcel (Gisèle Laplante). S. Denise a été enseignante au primaire durant une trentaine d’années à l’école privée de la Maison Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc Private School). Puis, directrice de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc - résidence d’accueil pour jeunes femmes - durant une quinzaine d’années. Femme d’écoute, de conseil, de respect et de foi profonde, elle a accueilli avec bonté « toute personne qui lui venait au nom du Seigneur. » S.Denise fut membre du Conseil général de la Congrégation de 1975 à aujourd’hui, - assistante générale de 1992 à 2017. Elle sera exposée à la Maison Accueil-Sagesse, 424 Chemin Montréal, Ottawa de 16h00 à 21h le jeudi, 6 juillet 2017. Ce même soir, une prière et une célébration de sa vie sont prévues à 19h15. La messe des funérailles aura lieu à l’église Notre-Dame de Lourdes (Vanier), 435, chemin Montréal, Ottawa, à 10h30 le vendredi 7 juillet 2017. Inhumation au Cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa. Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la Maison funéraire Whelan.

BISSON, Ernest Joseph
(retired City of Ottawa)

Suddenly on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Ottawa Heart Institute in his 67th year. Ernest Bisson, beloved husband of Julianne (nee Hughes). Loving father of Jennifer (Marc Levac) and Joey. Proud grandfather of Dillon, Alex, Kelsey and Hayley. Will be sadly missed by brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday July 5, 2017 from 6 – 7 PM. A memorial service will follow at 7 PM in the funeral home. Memorial donations to Arc Industries greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

HEANEY, Monica

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Ottawa General Hospital, on Friday, June 23, 2017 in her 101st year. Dear daughter of the late James Mulligan and Elizabeth Nolan. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Heaney. Loving and cherished mother of Brian (Carmen), Paul (Patti), Anne, Elizabeth (Jean). Predeceased by her son Thomas and her sisters Josephine Mulligan and Margaret Briscoe and her brothers Bernard Mulligan and Lawrence Mulligan. Proud grandmother of Christopher (Andrea), Jennifer, Nadine (Mike), Ashley, Nathaniel, Genevieve (Erik), Emilie and Jean-Francois. Proud great grandmother of Julian. She will be fondly remembered by her niece, nephews, great nieces and nephews and close family friends. Monica died as she lived, with dignity and courage.

The family sincerely appreciates the compassion and loving care she received at New Edinburgh Square Retirement Residence. Friends are invited to join the family at a Funeral Mass to be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 95 Somerset St. W. in Ottawa at 10:30am on Friday, July 7, 2017. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. In memoriam, donations may be made to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

TRACEY, Anne

Peacefully with her 3 sons by her side on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the age of 94 years. Anne Tracey, (nee Smygwaty), beloved wife of the late Charlie Tracey. Loving mother of Ron (Fiona), John and Patrick Tracey. Survived by her dear sister Lynn Anderson. Predeceased by brothers Paul and Peter; and sisters Rose, Mary and Pearl. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Sunday from 1pm till 4pm at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church (5338 Bank Street) for service at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Donations to the Shepherd's of Good Hope , 233 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M9 would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

BENYON, David Edward

(Retired Nuclear Physicist-Dept. of National Defense)

June 17, 1933 – June 8, 2017

Peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in his 84th year. David Benyon, son of the late Robert Elias Benyon and Sarah Jane Benyon (nee Clarke). Dave was an avid bagpiper; he played and toured with the RAF Pipe Band. He was the Pipe Major and founder of the Campbell Pipe Band in Ottawa, and he taught the pipes for years, counting among his students Amy Garson. Fondly remembered by his four nephews: Bill Benyon (Maria), Ottawa, Ontario; Maurice Benyon (Wendy), Carluke, Scotland; Robert Benyon (Jean), Carluke, Scotland; Trevor Benyon (Denise), Melbourne, Florida and one niece: Lesley Benyon, Vero Beach, Florida. A Private service was held.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

MELOCHE, Judith Mary

November 24, 1951 – June 6, 2017

We are sad to announce the passing of Judy Meloche of Ottawa, ON. Judy died on June 6, 2017 at the Central West Hospice in Ottawa. Judy had bravely and courageously battled Brain Cancer for 22 years. Since a recurrence in 2010 and, even after surgery and chemotherapy, her mobility had been steadily declining. Despite being confined to a wheelchair and becoming gradually further paralyzed for about the last 3 years she has battled on with great courage and dignity.

Judy led a full and satisfying life. Genevieve and Maurice Meloche adopted her at age 3. She travelled with her parents to Germany in the 1950’s where Maurice was stationed with the RCAF. She and her parents had many wonderful adventures during that period. Judy was fortunate to find her birth Parents and had a very happy but sadly short relationship with her birth Mother as she lost her to Cancer after just a few years. Judy maintained to her death a happy relationship with the Moise and Guertin Family. She had good relations with her birth fathers’ family as well with some members visiting Judy just days before her death.

Returning to Ottawa she graduated from Campanile Academy and Laurentian High School. Judy was an active sportsperson throughout her life. She played baseball, bowled, golfed and curled. She was also an avid swimmer and was a full time Swimming Teacher and Lifeguard for the City of Ottawa prior to beginning her Public Service Career.

She began her career as an assistant to a Member of Parliament, Keith Penner, and later worked in the Ministerial Office of Bob Andras. She finished her career with a long service as a Television Analyst with the CRTC. Judy retired from the CRTC in Jan. 2007.

Judy was fortunate to do a lot of world travelling. She was companion for her widowed mother on several very interesting Cruises. She also got back to Germany more than once.

Judy was always a willing volunteer. She has fulfilled roles as Social Director of two Curling Clubs. She also took an Executive role with the Ladies Curling Association (LCA) where she volunteered for 7 years and was President for the 2004 and 2005 Seasons. She had also served on her Condominium Board in Ottawa for all 12 years she lived there.

After Retirement, Judy and her husband Bob enjoyed winters in southern Texas. True to form Judy became a Block Captain and served on the Executive of the local Home Owners Assoc. She also repeatedly volunteered to help serve dinners at Christmas, Thanksgiving and for the Dinner/Drama Club. She continued volunteer work even in a wheelchair serving as host and ticket taker.

Her first love though was the Family Cottage at Grand Lake. She grew up there and, later, as an adult served on the Board of the local Road Association for many years. She was also active on the Committee, which published a book on the History of Grand Lake. We would like to express gratitude to many people who have helped and supported Judy on the 22- year fight against Cancer. Almost too many to name but several stand out; Dr. O. Agboola, Radiation Oncologist who gave Judy a 15 year remission, Dr. Chris Skinner, Neurologist and Quarterback and his wonderful assistant Orma, Dr. Stan Gertler, Medical Oncologist and our Patient Designated Nurse, Teena, Eloise Bruner her outstanding Neurophysiotherapist and Dr. Katrina Spacek, the Palliative care Physician and her team including those in the Central West Hospice and Bayshore Home Health Services who so eased our journey over the last 10 weeks. A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be announced within 3 to 4 weeks. In accordance with Judy’s wishes, please no Flowers. Donations may be made, in lieu, to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, the Ottawa Humane Society, Hospice Care Ottawa or a Charity of your choosing. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

WALSH, Reverend David A.

(Born August 11, 1928 in Montreal, Quebec
– Died May 31, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario.)

David lived in Ingersoll, Ontario during his childhood and youth. He was ordained a deacon in 1952. He was priested and was married to Beth Travis in 1953. He served in the Anglican Diocese of Qu’Apelle from 1952-59, the Anglican Diocese of Niagara from 1959-1969, and the Anglican Diocese of Huron from 1970 to 1993. He was part of the Anglican Catholic Church from 1994 until his retirement in 2009. He was a probation officer within Essex & Windsor County from 1969 to 1988. While in Windsor he piloted several MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) programs. He was the loving husband of Beth, brother of John (Helen) of London Ontario, father of Michael (Lisa) and Mark (Adele), grandfather of Nicole (Mike), Aaron (Jackie), Patrick (Mary Ann), Ben, Sam and Kathleen and great grandfather of Rebecca, John, Amelia and Liam. David is remembered for his love of the church and his family. A funeral will be held at St Barnabas Anglican Catholic Church, 70 James St at Kent St. Ottawa at 10:00 am on Thursday June 8, 2017. The family would appreciate that a donation be made to St Barnabas Church, Ottawa in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

PARSONS, Sophie (née Mohlberg)

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Sophie Parsons on Sunday May 7, 2017 at the young age of 91. Sophie was born in Cologne, Germany on May 29, 1925 to the late Joseph and Agnes (n´e Jogen) Mohlberg and immigrated to Canada in 1953. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Parsons. Predeceased by her sisters Maria Coenen, Wilhelmine "Helma" Koch and brother Heinz Mohlberg. She will be fondly remembered by sister-in-law Anna Maria, niece Renata and nephews, Karl Heinz and Michael all of Germany. Sophie will be greatly missed by her caregiver and niece Linda as well as lifelong friend Grace. She loved to spend her summers at her cottage in Gracefield, Quebec and will be missed by many friends and neighbours. We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the devoted care Sophie received during her final journey; Dr. E. Spence for his gentle kindness, CCAC for home support (special thanks to Adelaide) and the outstanding care received from the Staff and Palliative Care Team at Elizabeth Bruyère. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, June 8th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. A graveside service will be held at the Notre Dame Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ottawa Hospital or Elisabeth Bruyère would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

LEGAULT, Joyce Winnifred

Peacefully at the Starwood Extendicare Nursing Home on May 18, 2017, two days into her 83rd year. Joyce Legault of Richmond, beloved wife for 60 years to Bob. Loving mother of Lindsay (Patricia) and Gregory. Predeceased by her son Christopher and her brother Keith. Dear sister of Glenna Laflamme, and sister- in-law of Terry (Risë) Murdie, Ross (Kathleen) Murdie, Linda (Late Glenn) Lapierre, Dennis (Melissa) Legault and Jeffrey (Crincle) Legault. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a funeral service at Saint John The Baptist Church, 67 Fowler Street in the village of Richmond, Ontario, on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Burial and fellowship gathering immediately after.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

CROSS, Derek Curtis

(July 3, 1938 - May 18, 2017)

After a lengthy illness, Derek passed away at the age of 78. Predeceased by his beautiful wife Karen (nee Robertson) (1981). Dear Father of Dan (Lara) and Kelly Watson (Allan). Very Proud grandfather of Riley (Dan) and Carling, Isabelle and Jenna (Kelly). Dear brother of Cherrill Boyer (Chuck). In lieu of flowers, Contributions may be made to the Ontario Lung Association, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. A private ceremony will be held at a later date to celebrate Derek’s life. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

ROCHEFORT, Gregory

Surrounded by the love of his family, Greg passed away peacefully at home in Ottawa on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at the age of 54 years from cancer. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Marion (nee Carrison) Rochefort and his very loyal canine companion Madison. Survived by his siblings Roberta (Randy), Danny, Debbie (Pat), Lynn (Dave), Rachel (Michael) and Mark (Vicky) as well as several nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces. Greg touched the hearts of such a large extended family and countless friends through his outgoing personality filled with charm, natural wit and genuine love. Greg remained true to enjoying life to the fullest to the very end. From his earlier years as a Disney On Ice cast member, Greg developed a thirst for extensive travel which brought him to some of the most exotic destinations in the world. His life-long passion for skating shaped dreams into realities for countless skaters across Ontario and New Brunswick as well as molded him into a highly effective mentor to skating coaches at all levels. Greg’s involvement with Skate Canada’s Board of Directors is a testimony of his professionalism and level of expertise in the sport; however, in the eyes of skaters, their parents and coaches, it will be the praise, encouragement, artistry, and meticulous choreography that Greg brought to the ice surface that will prove part and parcel of his legacy. So many who followed Greg in the final phases of his journey are in awe of how he managed to put his suffering aside in order to choreograph his last "hurrah". Greg tackled every self-created project in his last few months of life with great intentionality. He projected strength when others felt helpless. The family extends their deep appreciation to special friends Francois, Don and Judy as well as Elizabeth (Health Care), Chantal, Carolyn and Jennifer and the team of doctors and nurses at Ottawa General who truly were remarkable and empathetic towards Greg and his siblings. In lieu of flowers, Greg had specifically made a request that individuals and/or organizations consider a donation to a homeless shelter as he truly believed everyone deserves a good meal, shelter and safe place. A private service has been held.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488
Messages of condolence and tributes to condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca.

CONDY, Harvey Alexander

Peacefully on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Harvey Condy, son of the late Alex Condy and Elsie Harvey. Survived by his sister Sandra Condy of Montreal. He will be greatly missed by his many friends in Montreal and Ottawa, who will remember his humour, kindness, and smile. Harvey retired in 1990 after a long career as a senior executive with Betz Canada Inc. No funeral service by request. Memorial Donations may be made to McGill University (faculty of engineering). www.alumni.mcgill.ca
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488
Messages of condolence and tributes to condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca.

FOURNIER, Mary Margaret

(Retired - Editor of Bank of Canada newsletter)

Peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital with her loving family at her side on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Mary Fournier (née McElheran) beloved wife of the late Robert Fournier. Loving mother of Louise (Mitchell Rowe), Rob, Anne, Lori (Charlie Sabry) and Joseph (Leah Cherryholme). Cherished Grandma to her dear grandchildren Nicholas, Stuart, Timothy, Christopher, Benjamin, Joseph, Zachary, Emma and Jadon; and dear great grandchildren Lily and Octavian. Survived by her sisters Norma Hunt, Rita Cullen and Joan Stasiak. Predeceased by sister Florence Shamess and brother Frank McElheran. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow with Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery, Gatineau, QC. Memorial donations to the Elisabeth Bruyère Foundation, 43 Bruyère St Ottawa, ON K1N 5C8 or bruyere.org greatly appreciated by the family.
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BAKER, Lorna Elizabeth

Peacefully in hospital on April 30, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Daughter of the Late George Baker and Cora Prentice. Survived by brother Merv Baker. Predeceased by her brothers Keith (Theresa) Baker, Harold Baker and sister Ann (Bill Robbins). She will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. A private interment was held. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

 

JENNINGS-LABONTÉ (RUDDY), Dorothy (née O’Connell)

November 14,1920 - April 23,2017

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to a beautiful and generous lady. Predeceased by her parents Stella and Pat O’Connell and by her husbands Jack Ruddy, Pat Jennings and Ray Labonté. Cherished mother of Helen Sheehan (Pat) and Pat Ruddy (Beverly). Proud ‘Nan’ of Niall (Lisa), Jennifer (Lewis), Karen (Neil) and Matthew. Truly a ‘Great Nan’ to Ryan, Kaylyn, Keara, Jessica and Ayden. Sincere thanks to the staff at Peter D. Clark for their compassion and loving care. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday from 6 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held at Saint Patrick’s Basilica 220 Kent St. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Donations in memory to the Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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KILLEN, James (Jim) Patrick

(b. January 6, 1941 – d. April 18, 2017)

Peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa after a short battle with glioblastoma. He faced his diagnosis the same way he tackled any challenge he faced in life with courage, dignity and humility. He was one of the best and we will miss him immensely. He is survived by his loving wife Eila (Saarinen) who cared for him in these last months, and his only child, Marita, son-in-law Geoff Black and beloved grandchildren Charlie and Lucy. He will also be missed by his sister Mary (Andy) McGuigan of London, ON, his brother Tom (Rose) of Calgary, AB, his sisters-in-law Milja (Esko) and Elisa, and his brother-in-law Ilmo (Marja), as well as his nieces and nephews, and his extended family the Blacks (Ken and Dorothy, Meghan (Andrew), Stephanie and little Tom). Jim was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, the oldest child of Thomas Patrick and Mary Edith (MacGinnis) Killen. He proudly grew up in the North End of Saint John and the friendships he made in these years continued until the end. He spent these early years consumed with sports, enjoying summers at camp in Chapel Grove, and finding mischief. He attended university at St. Francis Xavier University, where he became involved in many extracurricular activities, made life long friends and graduated with a business degree. He would always credit StFX with setting him out on the right path. From there he went to Windsor, Ontario and then further down the road to Alberta. It was there that he met Eila, with whom he shared not only love at first sight, but also a love that was deep and abiding. Once Marita was born, he and Eila moved back East and made a beautiful life along the Kennebecasis river in Renforth, New Brunswick. He enjoyed working as a comptroller for Dowd Roofing. Over the years he also volunteered his time with many organizations, including renewing the Saint John chapter of the STFX Alumni Association and serving as its President, serving for ten years as a member of the Kennebecasis Lions Club, serving for ten years as a volunteer in the palliative care department of the Saint John Regional Hospital, and being an active member of the St. Mark’s Church choir. In 2012 he and Eila embarked on a new adventure, moving to Ottawa to be close to their grandchildren. They quickly felt at home, enjoying walks along the parkway, taking Lucy to the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre and being regular fans at Charlie’s soccer games. Perhaps most of all Jim found happiness in ordinary life, whether it be discussing current events, going for a swim in the river after supper (and after he finished reading the newspaper), going uptown to watch the world go by, talking to strangers, doing crossword puzzles, teasing his grandchildren or enjoying a heaping bowl of ice cream. Jim always saw beyond people’s exteriors and strove to embody the motto of his beloved StFX - Quaecumque Sunt Vera, or "Whatsoever Things are True" – living his life with integrity, dignity, truth, and respect for all. The family would like to thank all of those who helped him through his illness, including the staff of the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, especially Dr. Garth Nicholas; the Ottawa Hospital’s neurosurgery team; the staff of the Queensway Carleton, especially Dr. Coté and those on the ACE floor; Dr. Lynsey Bartlett; the May Court Hospice day program; Carefor Health and Community Services, especially Reg, and the sitters who made sure he was never alone during his hospital stays. A funeral service will be held at St. George's Church, 415 Piccadilly Ave., Ottawa, ON on Saturday, April 22 at 11AM. In addition, family and friends are invited to join us for a reception at the Clocktower Brew Pub, 418 Richmond Rd, Ottawa from 1:00 to 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory to
the Ottawa Hospital Foundation , Cancer Clinical Trials office or
the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, palliative care would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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HUGHES, Jeremy Conrad

(retired Language Specialist with DND, Algonquin College and the Federal Language Bureau)

Peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Jerry will be greatly missed by his loving wife Glenda, daughter's Glynis, Jenny, son in law's Michael, Rick and wonderful grand children Ryan, Kyra and Allie. His Waterloo cousins and many friends will remember his humour, kindness and smile. Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A celebration of Jerry's life will be held in the coming weeks. Condolences and tributes to condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca.
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BOVA, James Vernon

age 91

Jim died peacefully March 30, 2017 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. He will be remembered and missed by his children Judy (Ralph) MacKenzie, Debbie (Harry) Kolterman, Gordon (Theresa Burleton) and Andrew (Erika Hemstad). Predeceased by his wife Frances (Fairnie) and daughter Donna (Lawrence) Lainchbury. He was a loving grandfather and great grandfather. Special thanks for the incredible care and support received by the Ontario-Carleton Dialysis Unit, the Ottawa Civic Hospital and Billings Lodge Retirement Home. Jim’s wish was for his body to be donated to the Ottawa University Department of Anatomy in Medical Education. Interment will follow at an unspecified later date. Donations can be made on his behalf to Ontario's Harmonize for Speech Fund, Ottawa Hospital Kidney Research Centre,
or the Ottawa Hospital Heart Institute. No flowers.
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SILVER, Irving Robert

1934 - 2017

Irving Robert Silver, born May 1, 1934 in Portland, Maine, died peacefully at 5:37pm on March 11, 2017 at the Ottawa General Hospital at the age of 82 after a courageous battle with oral cancer. The youngest of four boys, he is pre-deceased by his parents, Sarah Groshaus and Myer Silver, who immigrated from Poland, and his three brothers, Jacob (Jack), Hyman (Hymie), and Sidney (Sid). He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Jonathan (Jo-Anne), Mark (Leah), and Gail (Bayo), his six grandchildren, Jasmine, Nathan, Ethan, Kezia, Sonia, and Nelson, his former wife and long-time friend, Gabrielle, and Jonathan's first wife, Samantha. Irving was a lifelong learner. His alma maters include Portland High School (1951), MIT (B.S. Metallurgy, 1956), Cambridge University/Corpus Christi College (National Science Fellow, 1958), University of California - Berkeley (Master City Planning, 1960), University of Cologne (Fulbright Fellow, 1961), MIT (Ph.D. City and Regional Planning, 1969). For most of his career he was self-employed, working as an economic consultant, especially in applied economic research and analysis related to public policy problems. After retiring, he continued to study German and became passionate about Italian and Italy. He was an avid reader of economic and political theory, and he enjoyed espousing his strong political and economic views. Irving, like all of the Silver Family, loved to eat and cook. Afternoon tea in his home, accompanied by biscotti was one of his specialties. Family was particularly important to Irving, and a sleepover at Grandpa's (which inevitably included some of his cooking) was a great treat. Irving was curious about the world and loved to travel, especially with, or to visit, family. In keeping with his wishes, Irving's body has been donated to science. A visitation will be held at the Whelan Funeral Home at 515 Cooper Street (b/w Lyon and Bay) from 4 to 7pm on Friday March 17. Friends and family are invited to join in a Celebration of his Life to be held at the Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Avenue, at 2pm on Sunday March 19. A special thanks to his entire medical and dental team, who tirelessly sought to better his last year of life. Many thanks as well to his friends and family who have been the source of enormous support in the past 10 months. A few written words on an 'Irving experience' would be appreciated by the family from anyone that knew Irving well. These can be mailed c/o the Funeral Home or emailed to IrvingSilverMemories@gmail.com, and will be collated for the family. Donations in his memory can be made to a charity of your choice or to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation - General Campus (Click Here to donate and please direct the gift to the “General Campus”).
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WYLIE, James Stanley

1933 – 2017

After a long and courageous fight, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Stanley Wylie, on March 4, 2017 at the age of 83. Stan was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He is survived by the love of his life Beverley, his children Shawn (Cathy), Derek (Sue) Sherry (Michael) Keith (Guylaine), and Richard (Pat). His beloved 12 grand children: Jennifer, Tyler, Dana, Christopher, Matthew, Steven, Nicholas, Chelsea, Daniel, Samantha, Stephanie and Faith, and 8 great grandchildren, Mariah, Ashley, Lexi, Shane, Owen, Kade, Aria and Colin as well as his many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held March 25th, 2017 from 1pm at Whelan Funeral Home Ltd. 515 Cooper Street, (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa followed by a Celebration of life Service at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lung Associations of Ottawa would be appreciated. The family would like to thank Dr. Hafez as well as the staff at the Montfort hospital for their care and compassion.
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FAUCHER, Candace Lain

Candace passed peacefully on her 61st birthday - Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She handled her illness of ovarian cancer with an inspirational level of strength and grace. Candace will be remembered by her dearest husband Louis; daughters Lisa Lain, Tara Lynn and Debbie Lee; sisters Deborah (Stewart Nicol) and Tara-Lee (Gwyn Williams); grandson Jamal whom she cherished unconditionally; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held in Ottawa at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between bay & Lyon) on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. (www.whelanfuneralhome.ca / 613-233-1488) In lieu of flowers, Candace would very much appreciate a donation to
"The Gideons International in Canada", an organization that helps spread the word of our Lord (call Toll Free at 1-888-482-4253 to donate). Thank you from Candace for all your thoughts and prayers during this most unexpected life-changing journey.
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BERTENYI, Kinga

YEAR

Peacefully in hospital on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the age of 77 years, with her loving family by her side. Kinga (nee Tahy), cherished wife and best friend of Elemer Bertenyi. Loving mother of Katalin (Martin Holcik) and Tamas (Tricia Peters). Loving grandmother of Sophie, Adam and Nicholas. Survived by her sister Sarolta (Late Tamas Dory) and brother Istvan (Katalin) Tahy. Fondly remembered by her brothers-in-law Camillo (Gabriella) Bertenyi and Szabolcs (Gizella) Bertenyi. Born in Budapest Hungary, emigrated to Montreal in 1957 and became a Canadian citizen, lived in the Netherlands and resident of Ottawa since 1977. The heart of her family, talented artist, world-traveler, life of every party. Friends are invited to join the family on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St Augustine’s Catholic Church, 1060 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, from 11 AM until commencement of a Mass of Christian Funeral at 12 Noon. In memoriam donations to a charity of your choice or The Offering of a Holy Mass, are greatly appreciated by the family.
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REDLING, George

(Retired High School Teacher– Montreal Catholic School Board)

Peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 in his 94th year. George Redling, Beloved husband and best friend of Magdalen (nee Hokhold). Loving father of George (Carole) and Stephen (Roxane). Cherished 'NagyPapa' to his grandchildren George, Jessica (Olivier), Gregory, Matthew (Robyn) and Jeremy (Lisa) and dear great grandson George Jaiden. Predeceased by his brother John and sister Maria. Friends are invited to join the family for funeral prayers prior to the committal at The Mausoleum Chapel of The Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave. on Saturday February 25, 2017 from 1:30PM with service to commence at 2 PM. The family would like to thank the Administration and Staff of the Chapel Hill Retirement Residence for their excellent and professional care, especially Dr. Guindon and Amber and Marivic. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the charity of your choice.
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BENONISEN, Treena

Peacefully on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at The Glebe Centre. Dear daughter of the late Hjarmar Benonisen and Kathleen Taylor. Survived by sister Jacqueline Kidd. Fondly remembered by her niece Traci (Shawn Dovey) and her nephew Dana (Tina) Kidd and their children Devin and Ava. Many thanks to the staff of The Glebe Centre for their compassion and care. We are grateful to dear friends, especially the late Colleen Hanley who loved and cared deeply for Treena. Friends are invited to the Funeral Mass at Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main St. on Friday, February 24, 2107 at 11:30 AM.
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TAPP, Anthony ‘Tony’ Edward

Irreplaceable brother, uncle, partner, friend and teacher

Peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the age of 68. Tony was full of adventure and saw what most people overlooked. From meteor showers, fireflies, trains rushing along tracks newly dusted with snow, to broken ice in the waves sounding like wind chimes, Tony somehow managed through his photographs, videos and soundscapes, to capture and share with us this hidden world of immense beauty. Motorcycles, trains and small towns were passions he loved to share, and will continue to, through his art. Tony was not given to grand, sweeping gestures or pronouncements; his many kindnesses and acts of generosity were discreet and often anonymous. In addition to the over 2,500 students Tony taught to observe and analyze the world in a different way, his legacy of observation, kindness and generosity will continue to echo through his beloved partner Sharon, little sister and confidante, Mary, sisters, Margret, and Kathleen, brothers-in-law, Geoff and Brian. Nieces and nephews, Eva (Kurt), Aaron, Simon, Anthony, Keeley and Ryan have a lifetime of cherished memories, wise insights and witty one-liners to remember him by. Tony was predeceased by his parents, George and Olwen, sister Lisa, bothers-in-law Stan and John. Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family and celebrate stories of Tony’s life at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers to The Ottawa Mission and Centre 454.
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FLEMING, William 'Bill'

Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday January 30th, 2017 in his 86th year. Bill Fleming, beloved husband and best friend of Norita (née O’Donoghue). Loving father of Dawn (Roy Richards), Arlene (Stephen Bolton), Sinead (Michael Sugrue) and Andrew (Emily Howard). Cherished ‘Pops’ & ‘Seanpa’ to his grandchildren Brandon, Sean, Christopher, Courtney, Roisin, Diarmuid, Callum, Everett and dear great grandchildren Jaiden and Scarlett. The family would like to thank Dr Lisa Aldridge and the nurses and staff of CareFor for their Dedication and Compassion. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday February 1, 2017 from 5 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St Mary’s Church, (100 Yonge street at Bayswater ave.) on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Hope Cemetery. Donations in memory to the Ottawa Food Bankgreatly appreciated by the family.
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MASCARO, Beatrice Maria (nee Pfeifer)

(Retired Librarian - Government of External Affairs)

Peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, January 20th, 2017 in her 91st year. Bea Mascaro, beloved wife and best friend for 62 years of the late Tom Mascaro of Ottawa. Predeceased by sisters Helen Lafferty of Chrysler and Aileen (Jim White) of Perth. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Tom & Bea made a life for themselves on Old Sunset Blvd, and were inspired every day by the water front and the beautiful Tulips of Dow's Lake. As Bea has now joined Tom at the ultimate glorious sunset in heaven, we are all left with wonderful memories of this loving pair who inspired each of us. The family would like to thank the Russell Meadows staff and Dr. Moussette and the E.R staff at the Winchester Hospital for their compassionate care. Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family on Thursday from 7 to 9 pm at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon). A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Church 17 First Ave. Russell, Ontario on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11 AM. Donations in Bea's memory to the Charity of your choice greatly appreciated.
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SHANNON, Katherine J.

Kathy passed away peacefully in hospital with family by her side on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 58 years. Kathy is the cherished daughter of Norma Johnson (nee Lyons) and the late H. John Johnson. Dear sister of Larry (Mary-Jane) Johnson, Theresa (Mark Bell), Vivian (Chris Marks) of Edmonton, Alberta and Vincent Johnson. Kathy will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to join the family at A Mass of Christian Funeral which will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Saint Patrick's Basilica at 1:30 PM.
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JENKINS, JOHN ROBERT (JACK) BSc. P.ENG

May 20, 1931 - December 29, 2016

Enveloped by the love of his family, a gentleman, a gentle man and a man of integrity, John passed away peacefully.
Jack was born in Medicine Hat, a proud Albertan of Métis heritage. He was the loving and beloved husband of Mary (Lavelle) for 56 years, the devoted and proud father of Mary Ann (Adje van de Sande) and Robert (Andrea Sharpe), the best Poppa to Amy (Theo Stiller), Taylor Ann and Janna, and thrilled GreatPoppa to Luca, the late Liliana, Maia, Matthias and Marley Stiller Jenkins. Predeceased by his parents Constance (Bell) and John Jenkins, his twin sisters Joan Ambrose (late George) and June Schramm (Randy), he leaves sisters Helen Park (late Alan) and Myrna (David McNally), brother-in-law Gerard Lavelle (Paul Schaub) and former grandson-in-law, William Mack. He was the solid foundation of his cherished family.
Jack graduated from University of Alberta in 1953. He started his lengthy career in the oil and gas regulatory field at the Alberta Oil and Gas Conservation Board. In 1959 the Chairman of the new National Energy Board invited Jack to Ottawa, where he became its first employee. After thirty years of dedicated service he retired as Board Member with an outstanding corporate memory. He then acted as consultant to TransCanada Pipelines and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association .
He was a long time member of the Rideau Club and the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club where he served as Curling Captain, championed the inaugural Sweetheart Bonspiel and had the thrill of a hole-in-one. He served as President of the Gloucester Lacrosse Association and the Y's Friday Luncheon Discussion Club. In retirement he found a new addictive interest, genealogy, handing on 10 years of research.
His family gives heartfelt thanks to Orquidea Levesque, whose devotion fulfilled Jack's wish to remain at home over the past year.
In honour of her Poppa's fifteen years of living with Parkinson's, Amy will run two half marathons in Honolulu to raise funds for the Michael J.Fox Foundation. If you wish to make a donation, please visit https://fundraise.michaeljfox.org/johnjenkins
Come join our family in celebrating a life well lived, at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, One Hunt Club Road, Sunday, January 15th, 2:00 p.m.
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