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BENOIT, Lillian (nee McCann)

Lillian Benoit (nee McCann) passed away peacefully November 27th at the Ottawa General Hospital, family at her side, just days past the celebration of her 99th birthday. She is predeceased by her husband of nearly 50 years, "Benny", Jean Benoit (1924 2001), her parents, Hannah (nee Brennan) and Dan McCann, brothers Dan (Eileen) and Leonard, and sister Doris Cavan (Don). She leaves behind her daughters, Elise and Liane (Louis Molgat), her cherished grandson, Sebastien, to whom she was a beloved "Gran", three generations of nieces and nephews, and many friends and neighbours.

Best remembered for her brilliant smile and positive, effervescent personality, Lillian's outgoing nature led her to volunteer during Canada's 1967 Centennial year as a "step-on" tour guide for visitors arriving by chartered bus to Ottawa. Gifted with the Irish knack for storytelling, she continued to share her love of Ottawa and colourful tales of the Capital with visitors to the city well into her late 70's. Equally important to her were her years as a volunteer at "High Horizons", a weekly respite social group at MacKay United Church for adults living with physical challenges, where she spent every Tuesday from September to May for a record 50 years.

Lillian's love of people and conversation stayed with her to her final days and extended to her many caregivers. Special thanks to the incredible staff on the 6th Floor Orthopedics ward of the General Hospital for their tremendous kindness and care over the final weeks of our mother's life, and to Drs. Kirlew and Thomson at Bruyere for their ongoing support.

At Lillian's request, there will be no funeral. A private interment of her ashes at Notre Dame Cemetery will take place in December, followed in the spring by a gathering of family and friends in her memory at the family home in Ottawa.

After any party Lillian hosted, she would inevitably turn to whichever daughter was standing nearby and exclaim with great satisfaction, "I think that all came off well, didn't it!". The same might be said of her near century of life: well lived, well loved, challenges borne and overcome, unfailingly cheerful. Yes, indeed Mom, I think that all came off well!
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MURPHY Bernice Alice (née Bonnell)

Passed away peacefully at the May Court Hospice in Ottawa on November 26, 2023 at the age of 88. Predeceased by her parents George and Elizabeth Bonnell (formerly Maddigan) and her sister Ina, wife of Calvin Taylor. Left to celebrate her life and forever remember her are her husband of 25 years Douglas Chase, daughter Donna Sturgeon, son Wayne Murphy and daughter-in-law Laurie Peters, grandchildren William Sturgeon, Abigail (Sturgeon) Miller, and Mila Murphy, brother Ed (Joyce) Bonnell and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members, including former husband Timothy Murphy.

Born on the Burin Peninsula in Lamaline, Newfoundland, Bernice maintained her ties with the 'Rock', though married and moved to Trenton, Ontario where her two kids Donna and Wayne were born and raised. A travel companion, a hockey-mom and a medical assistant to Dr. Slechta for 20 plus years, Bernice's many professional and personal passions (including continuing her education through courses at Queen's University) and caring nature meant she maintained a broad and active community of friends. She enjoyed calligraphy, loved writing and was a loyal friend sending cards and letters across the globe.

Bernice’s grandchildren (including her beloved grand-dogs Mick and Arlo) were her pride and joy. She held a deep faith enjoying Sunday church services where she staunchly favoured the King James Bible.

Bernice will also be remembered for her joy of walking and belonging to numerous walking clubs in the Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF); she and her husband walked in all the Canadian provinces and all the States in the USA; she amassed over 40,000 kms of walking while a member of the CVF.

Bernice’s family are grateful for all the support and care she received including from Dr. Schlossmacher and Dr. Dubé, her family doctor Dr. Ryan, the Pastoral Home Team and the Palliative Doctors Dr. Cross and Dr. Dyason, plus many Personal Support Workers who visited her daily. The May Court Hospice made her final days peaceful and without pain.

There will be no funeral, but a celebration of Bernice’s life will follow later. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in her memory to Parkinson's Canada, to Hospice Care Ottawa or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

COSTELLO, Mary ‘Colleen’ (née Cavanaugh)

Passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital surrounded by her loving family on November 21, 2023, at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Michael Costello. Devoted mother to her seven children: Denis (Jo-Anne) of Guelph, Anne (David) of Timmins, Peter (Carmen) of Aylmer, Qc, Brian and William of Ottawa, Moira of Aylmer,Qc, and Kevin (Lori) of Burlington. Cherished grandmother of Graham, Jennie (Jérémie), Mélissa (Martin), Chantal, Nathalie, Matthew (Sophie), Shaylah (Spencer), Abigail & Amelia. Proud great-grandmother of Olivia, Zackary, Milo, Aurora, and Beau. Dear friend of Doreen Kelly and Phil Macdonald. The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude for the wonderful care given to Colleen from the staff at the Ravines Retirement Home and the Civic Hospital.

Throughout her life, Colleen was known as a strong advocate for people with schizophrenia and an active member and supporter of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (now the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health). Colleen will be most remembered for her kind heart, generous spirit, open mind, volunteer work and love of music. She will be truly missed by all who knew her – especially her ‘gang’ at the Ravines.

Friends may pay their respects to the family on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at St. Patrick’s Basilica (220 Kent St., Ottawa) starting at 9:00 am. A funeral Mass will commence at 10:00 am.
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A reception following mass will be held downstairs at St.Patrick’s as well. A private burial will be held at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Aylmer, Qc. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health in her name. Condolences may be forwarded to the funeral home website;
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MATTE, Christine

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christine Matte (nee Tipping) peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at the age of 65. Beloved mother to Joseph and Alexia (Daniel). Christine is survived by her sisters Georgia and Heather, and numerous nieces, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews, and friends. She is predeceased by her parents Arthur and Ada, and her brother Bruce. Christine had a big heart and made a lasting impression on everyone that knew her. She was devoted to her children and loved her family, animals, and the environment. She was the first to step up and help anyone who needed it, ready to lend a hand or an ear, and could always be counted on. Her love of Sci-Fi and Star Trek were legendary (so much so that she learned French by watching the original series in French!) In honour of her love of the stars, a portion of her ashes will be onboard the Celestis Memorial Spaceflight Infinite, set to launch in 2025! Alexia and Joe will be on hand to watch her boldly go where no one has gone before. Friends may pay respects to the family on Wednesday November 29, 2023 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon). A Celebration of Christine’s life will be held November 30, 2023 at 2 p.m., at the Funeral Home Chapel The family would like to thank the staff at the Osgoode Care Centre for taking care of her so well over the last couple of years, as well as the staff at the General for their compassionate care in the final days. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider donations in Christine’s memory to either The Ottawa Humane Society, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, or the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

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Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

WHITE, Thomas Alexander
January 17, 1935 - November 23, 2023

With deepest sorrow, the White family announces that Thomas Alexander White passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family. His passage followed a long struggle with dementia and complications due to COVID. Tom is survived by Sheila (nee Trepanier), his wife of 66 years who cared for him with tender devotion in his final years. His five children, Cynthia (Joe Thornley), Daniel, Nancy (Chris McDonald), Michele, and Mary Alexandra (Jacob Thoppil) were blessed by his constant, loving presence in their lives, and the countless lessons of kindness he taught them during his extraordinary life. His grandchildren Ted, Elizabeth, Kate Thornley, Maya White, Sophia and Hailey White, Waverly and James White Thoppil and step-grandchildren Caleigh and Liam McDonald will miss him dearly.

A pioneer in special education, Tom served as principal of McHugh Schools in Ottawa, where he demonstrated his commitment to guiding and supporting the well-being of all children, regardless of their circumstances. His Catholic faith led him to volunteer his time at local soup kitchens, seniors homes and other deserving organizations. An avid high school football coach and sports fan, Tom was responsible for starting the Ottawa University-Carleton Panda games.

Friends may pay their respects to the family on Tuesday, November 28th at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, November 29th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Basilica on Kent Street.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MOORE, Deborah Marian "Debbie" (nee Whelan)

Debbie of New Dominion, PEI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, on Saturday, November 4, 2023, age 76 years. Loving wife and best friend of Del Moore, devoted mother of Kathleen Descarie-Chmait (Issam) and Emily Descarie (Bernie Hope), and cherished Nanny of Maddy Galway (Damon), Youssef Chmait, Sara Chmait, and Sophia Galway. Survived by her siblings Patrick Whelan, Jennifer Whelan, and Mary (Stewart) Bruce, brothers-in-law Winston Fudge and Roger Moore, sister-in-law Lois Moore. Aunt Debbie will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Anita (Preston) Whelan, sister Maureen Fudge and infant brother John. The family extends their gratitude to the wonderful group of Home Care staff for their compassionate care. What great people they are. Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Funeral Friday November 17, 2023, from St. Francis of Assisi Church, Cornwall at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Hampshire Cemetery. Flowers will be provided by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hampshire Cemetery (Attn: Ron Clow, 503 Colville Rd, Rte 9 Hampshire PE C0A 1Y0 or relmclow@gmail.com). Visiting hours Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Please refrain from wearing scents. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com

MAINGOT, Joseph

Joseph Maingot, 92, died of complications following surgery after a fall in his Ottawa home. He served as Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel of Canada's House of Commons and Member of the Law Reform Commission of Canada. He was author of the standard classic reference Parliamentary Privilege in Canada, (2ed 1997), also in use at Westminster, Parliamentary Immunity in Canada (2016) and, with the late David Dehler, of Politicians Above the Law, A case for the abolition of parliamentary inviolability (2010). He continued to collaborate on the second edition (English and French, 2022) Politicians Above the Law and the Rule of Law, with his editors in France until days before his death.
Through the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, he advised on parliamentary matters in Yemen, Kyrgyzstan and East Timor, also serving as an election observer during Ukraine's 'Orange Revolution'. As a young man, he volunteered as a labourer-teacher with the Frontier College. In 1956-57, working to pay for law school, he served as the first postmaster in Iqaluit (then Frobisher Bay). Joseph was born to Albert Joseph Maingot and Dorothy Glynn Gallagher in Ottawa. He leaves his devoted wife of 25 years, Simone Hickey, his sons Patrick, Peter (Anita Lamimam), his daughter Albani (Abraham Roussel) and his beloved granddaughter, Isabelle Mallory-Maingot (Alex Antoine Boisvert). He was predeceased by his son Michael Joseph Maingot (1961-1962), his sisters Margaret (James McCormick), Elisabeth "Babette" (Samuel J. Brunette), Dorothy (Edwin Swimmings) Barbara (Leo Brierley), his brother Philip, and the mother of his daughter Albani, Francine Normandin.
He is survived by his siblings Paul (Jana Elederova), John (Kathleen McLaughlin), Mary (Bill Boyd) his goddaughter Catherine Swimmings, his great-niece Samantha and her mother Jinwha Hong, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and his sons' mother, Barbara Ann MacMahon Firestone.
He also leaves his Couture stepchildren Pauline (Ian Morrison), Guy (Betty Van Huizen), Hélène (Malcolm MacTavish), Rose-Marie (Philip Holmes), Jacqueline (Dan Rogers), Monique (Ted Carmichael) and their descendants.
An energetic and talented athlete, Joseph played football at Ottawa U as an undergrad. He achieved Hall of Fame status in (80+) hockey in 2011, playing and skiing into his late 80s, cycling until he was 91. He loved nature, music and culture, attending the opening gala of the National Arts Centre in 1969 and supporting it ever after, attending concerts and artistic events whenever he could.
Proud of his family's roots in France and Trinidad, he walked long distances well into his 80s, including the Camino de Santiago in 2000, across northern France in 2006 and from Canterbury to Vimy Ridge to pay homage to his father's service in that battle on its 90th anniversary in 2007.
Joseph’s pilgrimages, well into his 80s, included the Camino de Santiago, the Via Francigena, and, with his sons, a trip to Vimy Ridge to pay homage to his father’s service in that battle on its 100th anniversary.
The family thanks the compassionate staff at the Civic Hospital and Joseph's incredible family physician, Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myth, who saw him monthly.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Joseph's name to St. Joseph's Supper Table, Development and Peace, Caritas Canada or CNIB. Visitation November 17 from 1:00 pm preceding funeral mass at 2:00 PM, reception to follow: St. Joseph, 174 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, ON K1N 6N8. For livestream link: Maingot.RemoteRespects.ca
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BOBER KUZMIN, Christina ‘Krystyna’
(Retired Air Canada)

Unexpectedly on Thursday, October 19, 2023 in her 89th year. Krystyna Bober Kuzmin, beloved wife of Ryszard Kuzmin, and formerly the late Jozef Bober. Beloved mother of Patrick (Sofia) Bober of Ottawa, Peter (Andrea) Bober of Chateauguay, QC.
Cherished grandmother of Jason, Matthew, Michael, Pierre-Paul, Cynthia and Jozefine Bober. Great-Grandmother to Jade, Emma, Grey, Mason, Victoria, Addison, Rodney and Caeden. Dear daughter of the late Stanislaw Stasiak and Michelina Nowak. Predeceased by her siblings Czeslaw and Henry Stasiak. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.
Friends may pay their respects to the family on Sunday, October 29 from 6-9 p.m. at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St Hyacinth Polish Parish, 201 LeBreton St. N. Ottawa In lieu of flowers donations to the St. Hyacinth Parish are appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BYRNE, Shirley Mary
June 11, 1935 – September 28, 2023 (age 88)

It is with the greatest sadness that we announce that Shirley Mary Byrne (nee Ryan) born June 11th, 1935 in Ottawa, Ontario passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded by family on the morning of September 28th, 2023, free to join her beloved and greatly missed husband of almost 60 years, Donald.
Only daughter of Margaret, loving mother to Ken (Jahir) and Coleen (Andy), Nana to Shelby (Josh), Kyle, Tyler and Calum, beloved Aunt to many, many nieces and nephews and friend to all she met. Shirley was grateful and felt so fortunate to have the family that she did, both the one she was born into and the one she was welcomed into and had created with the love of her life. Her heart was big enough for everyone.
Passionate about nursing, it was Shirley's life's calling and she cared for others until the end. "It's a good thing I was here to look after those other ladies" she would say of her hospital ward bedmates. We would smile and agree that they were lucky to have her, even if the nurses weren't too sure! Generous and kind, thoughtful and funny, definitely sassy! A laugh heard and recognizable across a crowded room, with a smile so genuine it was hard not to smile too. Born with red hair and Irish blood, she had a fire about her. She was fearless, sometimes because she didn't know any better, but mostly because that's who she was. She taught us all well.
We will love her forever and miss her always but take comfort that she is with us in our hearts, in our memories with stories we recall, in the little and big things we do everyday and in how we live our lives. We are the lucky and grateful ones.
In her own words: "It was a life well lived. A wonderful life." We couldn't agree more. Now, "Bring on the G*dd*mn cat!! (hicccup)"
A funeral will. Take place on Monday, November 13, 2023 at St. Theresa Church (95 Somerset St. West) Ottawa at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

VINET, Paul Adolphe
Retired owner and President, RJS Electrical & Mechanical Sales Ltd.
Knights of Columbus 13433

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the age of 88 years. Paul Vinet, loving husband, and best friend of the late Catherine Theresa (nèe Keane). He will be sadly missed by his devoted children Craig, Lynn Menard (Gerry) and Mark (Jana). Loving grandfather of Haley (Scott), Joshua and Jacob. Proud son of the late Adolphe Vinet and Grace (nèe Scott). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and close friends.

A proud native of Montreal, Paul was raised in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG). He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the electrical industry spanning 54 years, where he served in numerous senior executive and management roles at Union Electric Ltd. (Montreal, Cornwall), Iberville Fittings Ltd. (Toronto), and RJS Electrical & Mechanical Sales Ltd. (Ottawa), where Paul served as both owner and President from 1985 to 2006, when he retired at the age of 71.

A devout Roman Catholic and Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, Paul’s kind, caring and gentle heart will be missed by so many. Those close to him will remember his incredible smile, sense of humour, genuine kindness, loyalty, generosity, sociable spirit, and dapper good looks.

Friends may pay respects to the family on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, Ottawa (between Bay & Lyon). A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 25 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Visitation Church, 5338 Bank Street South, Ottawa. Private Interment to follow at Our Lady of the Visitation Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Paul’s memory to Our Lady of the Visitation Church would be appreciated. A celebration of Paul’s life will take place in the future.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

GRAY, Tara
January 13, 1970 – October 15, 2023

Tara passed away after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. She excelled in her various roles within the Government of Canada, culminating as an executive with Public Safety. She often chose the most difficult files because she knew she could make a difference. Tara was an avid exercise enthusiast who loved to ski with her daughter and her husband. Tara was able to travel as recently as two months ago, spending two weeks in France with Larry and Sophie. Most importantly, Tara was a terrific mother to Sophie, who she loved more than anything in the world. Family, friends and those that cared for Tara are invited to a funeral service to be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 1PM in The Sacred Space of The Beechwood Cemetery (280 Beechwood Ave.). Burial to follow. A private reception for close family and friends will follow the interment. Donations in her Memory to Cystic Fibrosis Canada greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

TURK, James Owen

James Owen “Jim” Turk passed away peacefully on October 8, 2023 at the age of 77. He is survived by his children Emily (Cynthia), Jenna, and Edward (Jennifer), and grandchildren Harry, Dorothy, Elly, Peter, and Beans the cat.

Jim was the proud and loving son of Jessica Turk (née Cragen), a British war-bride and Canadian nurse. Jim was born in Ingersoll, Ontario in 1946 and eventually made Ottawa his home after moving there for university. He later moved his mother to the city to care for her in her later years—a tribute to their tender, unbreakable bond.

Jim was a very proud civil servant and dedicated over 30 years to the federal public service. Despite being a contented homebody, he was also, by turns, a competitive bowler, amateur curler, community volunteer, licensed teacher, soccer and basketball coach, and stamp collector. His gentleness and kind heart will be missed by many.

The family would like to thank Dr. Hébert and the team at Bruyère’s palliative care unit for their compassion and support as we said goodbye. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Tuesday October 17, 2023 at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Ontario Health Coalition.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SCOTT, Richard Patrick ‘Mike’
(Retired Atomic Energy of Canada)

Peacefully, with his family at his side, on Friday, September 29, 2023 in his 93rd year. Mike Scott, beloved husband of 60 years and best friend of the late Lola Scott (nee Lewis). Loving father of Jennifer (Daniel O’Day), David Scott (Gisella Cesario) and Judy (Jack Doyle). Cherished grandfather to Makenzie, Brody, Michaele, Lolena, Celestina, Shane and Rachel. Son of the late Victor Patrick Scott and Victoria Helen Craig. Predeceased by his sister Sybil Willette. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. We love you Dad/Gramps, and will keep you forever in our hearts.
A special thank you to the staff on the 2nd floor at the Ravines Retirement Residence for your tender care, and to palliative care nurse, Kate, for your guidance and support. We will never forget you.
Throughout his long and full life, Mike enjoyed many athletic pursuits, including amateur boxing (Beaver Boxing Club), marathon running, triathlon, biking, skiing and skating. He was always adventurous, traveling to many countries, road-tripping across Canada and camping with friends and family. But, above all, was his passion for paddling that led to a 75-year love affair with the Rideau Canoe Club. Don’t worry, Lola knew all about it! Scotty wore many hats at The Club including competitor, coach, board director (33 years), fundraiser, and most notably as Commodore for 25 years. Always The RCC historian he went on to publish a book in 2002: The Rideau Canoe Club: A Century of Paddling 1902-2002.
Mike believed in good citizenship and cared deeply about his country, forever becoming emotional during the playing of the Canadian National Anthem. For all his good work, he received many honours from the Province of Ontario, the City of Ottawa, the City of Nepean, Canoe Kayak Canada, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, and the Canadian Olympic Association. Mike was elected the 1972 Ottawa Sportsman of the Year and was inducted as a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. Mike will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His commitment, dedication, and mentorship have left an indelible legacy throughout the paddling community and will live on in the many people whose lives he touched.
Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass in memory of Mike at St. Maurice Church, 4 Perry St. at Meadowlands Drive on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 10:30a.m. with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Donations to the Mike Scott Legacy Fund, in support of The Rideau Canoe Club, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BLISS LLOYD TRACY
November 23, 1942, Milo, Maine – September 20, 2023, Ottawa, Ontario

Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital.
     He will be deeply missed by his wife, Derry, his sister Gaye (George), his children Michelle (Paul) and Jonathan, his granddaughter Alexandria, his stepchildren Robin (Mark), Leif (Larisa), Martin (Nicole) and Juliana, his stepgrandchildren Noah, Nicholas, Alex, Kateland and Shilo, his nephews Michael (Diane) and Scott (Andrea) and his niece Karen.
     Bliss was a true Renaissance Man. In addition to a distinguished career at Health Canada as a nuclear physicist, he was a lifelong learner, achieving a Master’s of Religion and Public Life in his 70’s. He had a passion for astronomy, wowing neighbours and children with views of the rings of Saturn or solar eclipses through his telescopes. He was also an avid musician and chorister.
     He loved to travel and visited countries in nearly every continent. His work took him to the Australian outback and to Canada’s far North, as he conducted research to determine radiation levels in soil and game. He often travelled to Vienna to work on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which was ratified in 1996. Near the end of his career, he helped to develop guidelines for safe levels of radon gas in homes. He was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his outstanding public service in 2012.
     Bliss was an optimist. He never gave up hope that we could fix the world’s problems. At the time of his death, he was an active member of the “Green Team” at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. He owned an all-electric vehicle and was planning to install a heat pump in his home in order to do away with using natural gas for heating.
     Bliss was a gentle spirit; a friend and mentor to many. He wasn’t ready to go, but he was also always open to the great mysteries.
     A funeral service followed by a reception will be held at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 217 First Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, September 30th at 11 a.m.      Memorial donations to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the Ottawa Food Bank or CAMMAC.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MALOUF, Doris (née Vineham)

Doris Malouf passed away peacefully at the Pinecrest nursing home, Plantagenet on Sept 13, 2023. She will be missed. Mother of Jacquie, Denis, Terry, Caroline, Richard, Tina and April. Grandmother to Liam. Known and beloved by many as Aunt Doris from Montreal and the nicest lunch lady at Willingdon Elementary in NDG. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10 am until 12 noon at The Beechwood Funeral Home & Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa. Interment to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

O'FARRELL, Georgette (nee Milot)

In Gatineau, on Saturday September 9, 2023, at 100 years of age, Georgette O’Farrell (nee Milot) has passed away. Predeceased by her husband Patrick O’Farrell and son, David. Also predeceased by her siblings Fr. Raoul Milot, Mrs. Rita Richard (Clement), Mr. Jean-Paul Milot (Liliane), Sr. Annette Milot et Mrs. Pauline Belanger (Andre).

She will be sadly missed by her sons Patrick (Mary) and Timothy, her grandchildren Brendan (Laura), Erin (Shawn), Colleen (Michael), Danny (Tory) and Michael as well as her great grandchildren (Kaydan, Declan, Emerie & Sutton) and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Born in Shawinigan, Quebec and raised in Trois Rivieres, Georgette’s happiest years (60) were while living in Beaconsfield & later Pointe Claire on the beautiful West Island of Montreal.

The family will receive condolences on Sunday September 24, 2023 from 1-4 pm at Whelan Funeral Home.

A funeral service (with reception to follow) will be held on Monday September 25, 2023 at 10:30 am at St. Patrick’s Basilica in Ottawa.

The burial at the National Field of Honour in Pointe Claire, Quebec will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a donation in her memory to the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County would be appreciated.



À Gatineau, le 9 septembre, 2023, à l’âge de 100 ans, est décédée Madame Georgette O’Farrell (née Milot), épouse de feu Monsieur Patrick O’Farrell.

Elle est précèdee de son fils David ainsi que de ses frères et sœurs Père Raoul Milot, Madame Rita Richard (Clément), Monsieur Jean-Paul Milot (Liliane), Sœur Annette Milot et Madame Pauline Bélanger (André).

Elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants Patrick (Mary) et Timothy, ses petits-enfants Brendan (Laura), Erin (Shawn), Colleen (Michael), Danny (Tory) et Michael et ainsi que ses arrières petits-enfants (Kaydan, Declan, Emerie et Sutton) et plusieurs neveux, nièces et amis.

Née à Shawinigan, elle a passé son adolescence à Trois-Rivières. Georgette a habité pendant 60 ans à Beaconsfield et Pointe-Claire dans l'ouest de l'Ile de Montréal; ces années furent les plus heureuses de son existence.

La famille recevra les condoléances dimanche le 24 septembre, 2023 entre 13h00 et 16h00 à la maison funéraire Whelan, Ottawa.

Les funérailles auront lieu lundi le 25 septembre, 2023 à 10h30 en la basilique St-Patrick, Ottawa réception à suivre,

L’inhumation se fera au Champ d’honneur national à Pointe Claire, Québec à une date ultérieure.

Au lieu de fleurs, un don à la société de la démence d’Ottawa et du comté de Renfrew serait apprécié en sa mémoire.

LESAUX, Peter B.

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Peter "Pistol Pete" Lesaux on August 28. Peter is survived by Joan Lesaux (McCarron), the loving mother of his five children, Scott (Kimberly Kelly), Drew (Janet Britnell) Brent (Carolan Wadsworth) and Krista (Toby Nangle) & Tara (Jody Campeau). Peter is predeceased by his parents, Victor and Kathleen Lesaux, and recently by his sister Catherine Curran (Lesaux). He leaves behind his brothers John Lesaux of London On., David Lesaux of Renfrew On., and sister Mary Albert (Lesaux) of Sudbury On. He will be fondly remembered by his 17 grandchildren. Peter was an athlete, career public servant, father and friend to many. He distinguished himself academically, in student affairs and on the football field. He was St. Francis Xavier Student (St.FX) Class President and was inducted into the St. FX Sports Hall of Fame. Peter served faithfully with the Public Service in roles at Treasury Board and Canada’s National Parks. Subsequently appointed Assistant Deputy Minister Indian and Northern Affairs and Sport Canada and Commissioner of the Public Service Commission. He retired from the government as President of Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency (ACOA). In voluntary capacity, Peter served on the Board of Directors of ParticipACTION, Canada Games Council, Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University, Chair St. Basil’s Parish Council and a variety of other charitable causes. Peter had a lifelong passion for sports including football, fastball, curling and golf. In addition to this legacy, Peter leaves behind a bevy of wonderful friends and acquaintances. "To one and all, thank you, good-bye and May God Bless all of you."
Visitation will take place from 3-6pm, Tuesday September 5, 2023, at Whelan Funeral Home at 515 Cooper Street in Ottawa, ON. Cremation, with funeral services will take place at 11am on September 6, 2023, at St. Basil’s Catholic Church, 940 Rex Ave, Ottawa, ON. A reception will follow at the Clocktower, 418 Richmond Rd. in Ottawa, Ontario from 12-2 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

HAYES, Patricia

Patricia Hayes (nee Lee) sadly passed away on August 16 shortly after receiving a cancer diagnosis. She was predeceased by her parents, Douglas and Bertha Lee (Caron), and sisters Donna Jolicoeur (Stephen) and Janet Stanley (Bryan). She is survived by her son Joel Menard (Lisa); three cherished grandkids Cameron, Gabrielle, and Noah; siblings Gail Dewar (Charlie), Garry Lee (Barbara), and Gilbert Lee; nieces and nephews Stephanie, Jeffery, Mark, Karen, Wendy, Blake, Sarah, Melissa, and Jason; and stepchildren Julie Smallridge (Shaun) and Jason Hayes.
Pat was full of life, proudly feisty, and a little stubborn. She loved to laugh, joke, and partake in occasional mischief.
At her request, no funeral will be held, but she will rest alongside her parents at Beechwood Cemetery. To honour her life, we suggest having a coffee and a laugh with a friend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital Foundation in her memory.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CASSIDY, James Howard

After a long courageous battle with cancer, Jim passed away on August 20th 2023. He was born in Ottawa on February 18, 1947. He is predeceased by his loving parents, Darcy and Helen Cassidy, and by his brother, Father Thomas Cassidy OMI, and his stepmother Agnes. He has 3 stepsisters, Pat, Diane, and Colleen. Fondly remembered by his caring cousin, George Poirier (Louise) and their children, Michelle ( Scott), Marc, Lisa ( Korey). He will be deeply missed his other very loving family, L’Arche Community Ottawa, where he lived for over 40 years. Jim was a great ambassador for L’Arche community. We were all very proud of him! Jim was living very actively at Grace Manor since February 2023 until his passing. The care and friendship he received was a nice ending to his life. His kindness and personality always endeared everyone around him. He certainly will be missed by everyone he encountered throughout his life! Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Thursday, August 24 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. His funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church (153 Woodroffe Ave. Ottawa) on Friday, August 25, 2023 at 11AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DRAPER, Lynn

Surrounded by her family, Lynn McIntyre passed peacefully on Wednesday August 16, 2023. Lynn is survived by her loving husband and best friend Pat Draper, daughters Shannon (Greg Wood) and Jodi (Mark Kennedy), and all those who call her Nana; Jack, Patrick, Tommy, Ella, Charlie and James, her brothers Hal (Kim) and Bob (Illona) McIntyre, cherished sister in law of Mike (Mary Lynn), Dave (Charmaine), and all of her nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Kathleen Ozard and John McIntyre, her brother Rick (Micheline), her Mother and Father in-law Jack and Rosie Draper, and brother in-law Bruce (Judy) Draper.
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan she was a prairie girl at heart. She moved to Aylmer, Quebec at the young age of 16 soon meeting the love of her life. Adventures of travel and living abroad began, but family always brought her home to the Ottawa area, where they poured their hearts into raising their family and gathering friends and family. Her love of life, care and compassion ensured her house was always spilling over with friends and family for any reason to celebrate. She was passionate about the outdoors and loved spending time at the cottage at Patterson. Biking, skiing and teaching her children how to play anything and everything, especially cartwheels were her favourite pastime. More recently she became her grandkids biggest fan, loving the daily updates from the ice or the pitch.
We are thankful for the support from Carefor, Dr. Reg’s team and the exceptional, compassionate care from Nurse Andrew. We are forever grateful for all those that surrounded her and cared for her during this time.
Family and Friends are invited to join us for a celebration of life that will be held this fall at a date and time to be determined. Please contact the Whelan funeral Home for updates.
Family and Friends are invited to join us for a celebration of life for Lynn on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at The Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club (1 Hunt Club Rd.) from 11 AM to 1 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BERGIN, Rosemary Elizabeth (Betty)

Peacefully, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease, on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at the age of 87, Betty Bergin; dear daughter of the late Charles and Lillian (Clarke) Bergin. Survived by her three sisters, Ann (the late Earl) Burnett, Mary (the late Norm) Emery and Jane (Andy) Molino. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and many friends. Always committed to furthering her education, Betty graduated from Manotick High School and enrolled part time in Carleton University then full time in Dalhousie University to complete her Bachelor of Arts. She subsequently graduated from the Master of Social Work program at the University of British Columbia. Her working career began at the age of 16 at the Royal Bank in Manotick; then at the National Research Council; as Dean of Women at St. Patrick's College; Dean of Student Services at Carleton University; Director of Housing at the YM/YWCA; Executive Director of the Centretown Community Health Centre; and subsequently as a consultant in social and health service delivery both in Canada and internationally. As a dedicated lifelong volunteer, she was instrumental to the establishment of several local agencies and to the success of the project that welcomed 4000 Vietnamese refugees to Ottawa in 1975. Betty remained active in retirement, continuing her volunteer work in Nunavut even following her diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease in 2009. Special thanks to the staff at Barrhaven Manor and Garden Terrace, Kanata, for their care of Betty during her long illness. There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church, Fallowfield, 15 Steeplehill Crescent, Nepean on Saturday, September 16, at 11 a.m. Immediately following the Mass, a reception and celebration of Betty's life will be held in the church hall. Donations to
the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research ;
St. Patrick Church, Fallowfield, Building Fund ;
the Ottawa Food Bank or one of your preferred charities would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488
Please RSVP your intention to attend the Mass at condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca

RUSSELL, Robert Melville
(Retired CBC Radio Tech/Roman Catholic Deacon)

Peacefully in hospital with his loving family by his side, on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at the age of 86 years. Robert M. Russell was the loving father of Kathleen (Geoff Ward) and Kelly Russell. Cherished grandpa to his grandson Henry of whom he was very proud. Predeceased by his sister Joan Junk, brother Charles Russell, great-nephew Tim Hickey and by his infant children Michael, Mary Beth and Daniel Joseph. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, a special mention to Adrienne for her care and dedication in Dad’s well being. Additionally, uncle Robert was loved by all of his great-nephews and nieces. A special thank you to his brother-in-law Ron for his enduring friendship.
Robert was a radio technician and worked his whole career with CBC radio. After he retired from radio, he was ordained a permanent deacon at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ottawa on June 9, 1995, by Archbishop Marcel Gervais, Archbishop of Ottawa and devoted himself to his ministry. He gave tirelessly to the community through his ministry at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus, the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Care Centre, and the Queensway Carleton Hospital where he ended his active ministry. He also exercised his ministry at St. Elizabeth Parish in Ottawa, Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Ottawa, and St. Martin de Porres Parish in Nepean. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Friday, August 18 from 6 to 8 pm. His funeral Mass will be held at St. Augustine’s Church on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 11am. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CHRISTIE (MISENER), Margaret Lynn
March 25, 1953 - August 1, 2023

Margaret died peacefully surrounded by family on August 1, 2023 after a courageous second battle with cancer. She loved books, movies and music and she especially loved being outside in nature. Margaret worked for the Ottawa Public Library for over 25 years and cherished the friends she made there.
Born in Winchester, Ontario to Fred and Marion Christie (deceased) she is survived by two daughters, Katharine (Dan) and Cynthia (Emily). Grandchildren Gordon, Jacob, and Sarah Maloley and Harry and Dorothy Turk-Misener as well as her sister Betty Anne, brother Michael, and niece Ashley. Special friend to Isobel, Judy and the O’Connell family and MeMe to Cameron Davis.
Celebration of life to be held on Thursday, August 17 at 1:30 pm at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between bay & Lyon).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Naomi’s Family Resource Centre in Winchester in Margaret’s memory.
www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/naomis-family-resource-centre-winchester/
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

YOUNG, Eugene Lawson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eugene Lawson Young on July 31st, 2023. Eugene was born in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia to Florence Jane (Lawson) and Reginald Eugene Young in 1941. He is survived by his daughter Deborah and son James; sister Luella (Hiltz) of Bedford, Nova Scotia; nieces and nephews; former spouses Carol Smith and Coulombe Méthot. Predeceased by his sisters Ruby (Ward) and Marion Young. Eugene had a thirty-six-year career with the Bank of Canada. He began his career with the Bank in Halifax in 1960. He transferred to Ottawa and worked there as an Officer BISD until his retirement in 1996. Following retirement, he was an active volunteer for many years in the administration of a community food program. He supported the Red Cross as a regular blood donor. Eugene was a passionate golfer who enjoyed weekly games with his cohorts at the Kingsway Park Golf Club in Gatineau, QC. No service will be held at his request. Cremation has taken place and interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Bridgetown N.S. Memorial donations may be made to
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation
- Department of Cancer Research or
the Ottawa Humane Society.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

HALL, Rita (née Buchmann)
November 3, 1959 – July 15, 2023

Rita passed away peacefully with her beloved best friend, Luciano Iacovitti by her side. Predeceased by her parents Walter Buchmann and Ruth Schmid. Mother of Jason Hall. Sadly missed by brothers, Willie and Martin, and by sisters, Heidi and Elizabeth. Will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and the Iacovitti family. Friends may pay their respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday July 25 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. A Celebration of Rita’s Life will be held at Whelan FH on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 11 AM. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SANTOS, Celestino Blanco

Peacefully in hospital with his loving family by his side, on Sunday, July 2, 2023 at the age of 92 years. Celestino Santos Jr. beloved husband of the late Purificacion (née Salonga). Loving father of Norman (Ann MacDonald) and Eloisa Santos. Cherished ‘Lolo’ to his 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 (Richelle), and Charles (Ruscel). Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, July 7 from 6 to 9 PM. Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass of Christian Funeral at St Basil’s Church, 940 Rex Ave. on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 2PM. Memorial donations, if desired, to the The Ottawa Hospital Foundation – Support for the Improvements in Patient Cares and Equipment would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

RITCHIE, Joseph Simon
July 29, 1929 – June 30, 2023

Knights of Columbus 485
Korean Veterans Ass. Unit 7
Royal Canadian Legion

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Ritchie on June 30th, 2023.  As a devoted family man, his departure has left a void in the lives of his loved ones and the community. Joseph's legacy will forever remain etched in our hearts as we remember the remarkable person he was.

Son of the late George and Mary Ritchie. Survived by his sister Ann, and dear brothers Carl (late Agathe) Ritchie. Predeceased by his brothers Wilfred and Alfred (Helene) Ritchie, Michael (late Georgette).  Loving husband and best friend of Lillian (née Corsini) of 63 years. Beloved father of Anna Marie (Michael Hall), Suzanne (Paul VandenTillaart), Rosanne, Paula (Late husband Max Larson) and Mark (Danielle). Cherished Grandfather to Cynthia, Christopher, Jonathan, Meagan, Dustin, Pamela, Robbie, Nicole and Mackenzie; Proud Great Grand Father of Bensyn, Milah and Mikayla.

Joseph attended Christ the King elementary school then on to St. Patrick Lecean then to St. Patrick high school. Leaving St Patrick, he spent a year with the Holy Ghost Fathers. When the war broke out in Korea, he joined the military service and spent 3 years in Korea. Returning to Canada after his discharge he joined the public service under the Veterans Preference Program. He spent 31 years with various departments. He retired in 1986 with 36 years of combined service. Together with his wife Lillian, they bought a home in Florida they became snowbirds and and avid golfers in Ottawa and Florida.  He was also an avid skier and for several years was the director of the Gatineau Ski Zone Nancy Greene Program and Director of the program at Vorlage Ski Area. He was an active member of his Church and served at St. Anthony’s, St Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary Churches, where he served as senior Usher. He was also a member of both Pastoral and finance committees. During his career in the public service, he was a strong supporter of the Red Feather (United Way) campaign. He supported Red Cross in the blood donor programs by organizing Branch and departmental clinics in Ottawa,Hull and Florida. A donor himself, he donated over 200 pints of blood both in Ottawa and Florida.

Friends may pay their respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday July 6 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Friends are invited to A Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (1758 Alta Vista Dr.) on Friday, July 7, 2023 at 11 AM. Interment in the Ritchie family plot at Notre Dame Cemetery.  A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow the burial, in the Parish Hall.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory to The Ottawa Mission greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

Condolences can be sent to Lillian and family at joelilritchie@roger.com

VICE, Margaret (Marg)

Passed away on June 21, 2023. Predeceased by her parents Kathleen (nee Malone) Duffy and Peter Duffy, and her sister Catherine Cecchetto.

She is survived by her dear husband Peter Vice, her brothers Bill Duffy (Ingrid) of Kitchener, Patrick Duffy (Linda) of Brantford, and Paul Duffy (Karen) of Geneseo, New York, her sisters-in-law Brenda Vice (Robert Plante) of Ottawa,   and Claire Vice (late David) of Ancaster.

Aunt Margaret to James (Tracy), Michael and Meaghan Duffy (James Straus), Joseph (Lorrie-Ann), David, and Angeline Cecchetto, Mark Vice (Jessica), Julie Turkstra (Andrew) and Matthew Vice. Great Aunt to Henrietta Straus, Quinn, Madeline and Hunter Vice, Addison, Maya, Payton and Brianna Turkstra. Special friend of the Hart-McCormick family.

Marg was raised in Copper Cliff, Ontario. Her teaching career with the Ottawa Catholic School Board was at St. Joseph’s Junior High School and Immaculata High School as a Teacher and Student Services Department Head. There, she was fortunate to meet several colleagues who became lifelong friends.

The family thanks longtime friend, Father Vincent Pereira for his visits and tending to Marg’s spiritual care. The family would like to thank Doctors Goel, Fitzgibbon, Sarvelis, Kimpton and Corkum, as well as the Nurses and Support staff at the Ottawa General Hospital, special thanks to the Carefor Nurses and Support staff for their kind and compassionate care, and to Dr. Gupta and her team at the Bytown Palliative Medicine who provided exceptional care during her final months. Thank you to the staff and volunteers at May Court Hospice for their compassionate care and dedication. A special thank you to Dr. Susan Sollars, Marg’s family Doctor for her many decades of care and kindness.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 prior to a Holy Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St Patrick’s Basilica, (220 Kent Street) at 10:30 am. A Reception will follow at The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club (1 Hunt Club Rd.) from 12:30 to 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation – Dept. Of Cancer Research or Saint Patrick’s Basilica building fund or the charity of your choice greatly appreciated. Interment in the Duffy family plot at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Sudbury. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MACWILLIAM, John

John Arthur MacWilliam, passed away peacefully on Saturday 17th June, aged 89, after a valiant & determined 6-year battle with the debilitating side-effects of treatment for prostate cancer. Thankfully his final 7-month purgatory is over, and he is now surely golfing in Heaven, where there are only birdies & eagles.  He is pre-deceased by his infant son (1956), his wife of 52 years Shirley (née Kyle) (2008), brother David (2015), sister Irene (m. Geldart)(2021), and survived by his sister Deborah (m. LeBlanc) in New Brunswick, and his daughter the flutist Carmelia, who lives in Australia.

The funeral service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa, on Saturday 15th July at 3pm. Please add your condolences here. In lieu of flowers, Dad has asked that you please make a generous donation to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

My Dad was born in Salisbury NB, to Ida Rosanna (Taylor) & Arthur Nelson MacWilliam on 19 January 1934– until her dying day, his mother was the matriarch of the village community consisting of a large extended MacWilliam family. As a teenager, already eager to explore the outside world, Dad joined the Railway as telegraph operator.

In the 1950s, during the Cold War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an aircraft mechanic, initially at Bagotville servicing helicopters. He was soon also posted to Goose Bay, Gander, Cold Lake (rocket project), and other inhospitable places, though calling Ottawa home soon after marrying my mother Shirley Kyle.

In the 60s he was posted to Bad-Solingen Germany (4-Wing), where he was highly respected for rapid & reliable servicing & overhaul of fighter jets. The family took the opportunity for some memorable holidays in Spain, Italy, Switzerland & France.

In the 70s he also served in Inuvik & Thule (Greenland), before finally leaving the Air Force to apply his skills to maintenance & overhaul of Government aircraft in Ottawa. He later took on a position servicing small survey aircraft, which sent him to the Andes in Peru & Bolivia: a 6-week excursion that turned into an 8-month saga complete with a Revolution, a Presidential abduction, and a severe earthquake, and at least one landing with only fumes & angel wings to bring him down safely.

Dad had a life-long reputation for his enthusiastic, energetic & skillful sporting activities: squash, baseball, curling (often as skipper), cross-country skiing, bicycling, and more recently golf. Since his retirement, he was a regular visitor at the Chateau Laurier gym facility, where he’d spend 2-3 hours 4 days a week training on all the various equipment, finishing off with a swim (including 1 full length of the pool under-water).

He and my mother, Shirley MacWilliam, were pillars of the Ottawa cultural scene for decades. Together they hosted artistic ‘Salons’ in their home, which brought together painters, sculptors, musicians, poets and other artistic individuals, who formed a creative network, and became their close friends. 

Dad was an enthusiastic concert-goer, and also collected many favourite Classical and Jazz LPs & CDs. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of Classic Movies, and built up a formidable library of DVDs.

His many close friends will remember him for his singular sense of humour, his genuine kindness, loyalty and great generosity, his sociable spirit, legendary fondness for good food, and always dapper good looks. 

Let it be said by all: There went a good and honourable man. 

CHOY, Ronald

Peacefully on Monday, June 19, 2023 in his 89th year. Ronald Choy, cherished husband and best friend of Elaine (nèe Chow-Woon). Loving father of Susan, Karen and Simone Choy. Proud grandfather of Michael (Angie), Daniel and Timothy Poirier. Survived by his sister Vivienne of Guyana. The family will receive friends and family at a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church (1060 Baseline Road) at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 followed by a reception in the Parish hall. Interment at The Beechwood Cemetery in the Choy family plot.

Donations in memory to the Bruyere Foundation - St Vincent Hospital, greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BELAIRE, Tammy Gail Eleanor (Aunt Tam)

Suddenly on Saturday, June 3, 2023 in her 57th year. Predeceased by her Sunshine fur baby “Buddy” and her parents, Gail and Orville "Buddy" Belaire. Second Mom to Chris Moore and Jeremy Mahon.

Cherished sister of Cheryle (Chris “Mable” Hill), April (Guy Thibault), Brent and Patrick (Christine Wood).  She'll be missed by her nieces and nephews, Aunt's, Uncle, Cousins and many dear friends. 

A celebration of life will be held on June 24, 2023 from 2-5 pm. At The Carleton Tavern 223 Armstrong Ave, Ottawa, Ontario. 

Donations in Aunt Tam’s memory may be made to your choice of a Pet Rescue or the Ottawa Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

FRASER, Mary Joan

On June 14th, our hero and wondrous mother Mary Joan (nee Costie) took her express pass to heaven. She joins her great love, our father Jack, waiting as always to pick her up in the station wagon. They are no doubt already off on their next great adventure together.

Born in Hamilton on April 6, 1932, Mary is now reunited with cherished infant son Patrick and her beloved parents Henrietta Jamieson (nee Walker) and William Struan. Eldest sister and friend to the late John (late Joan), Helen (late Paul), late William (late Joan), late Joseph (late Ann), David (Peggy), Jane (late Daniel, John), and Hal (Irene) and aunt/great aunt to many. Adored by children John (Linda), Missy (Richard), Stephanie (Robert) and Cara (Robert). Mary treasured her grandchildren Kirsten (Danny), John (Alina), James (Sarah), Alexandra (Joel), Alan (Mia), Isaac (Betsy), Rebekka (Mark), and Maeve. She was thrilled to have lived long enough to enjoy her great-grandchildren Vaughn, Sloane, Fraser and Farley.

Mary was a compassionate nurse for over forty years mainly at the National Defence Medical Centre. She was honoured in 1992 with a Canada 125 Medal in recognition of her excellence and lifelong dedication to caring for others.

Forever humble, her beautiful interior shone out in so many ways, she was a sewer, chocolatier, gardener, newspaper reader and master cookie-maker. With endless style and creativity, Mary's interests were vast: literature, art galleries, museums and concerts. Yearly, Mary and Jack enjoyed the Ottawa Jazz Festival in their special spot ‘under the tree'.

Mary loved her neighbours on Roslyn and they loved her back. She was the "Queen of Brewer Pool", a devotee of the Rideau Canal and Brewer Skating Oval. Mary created countless magical summers in Norway Bay, enjoying her children, grandchildren and the entire clan.

Mary was Love In Action, needing few words to share her trademark insight and wisdom. Her love was of the most special kind, forever yielding and forgiving, infinitely patient with an unmatched depth of giving - always seeking to grow her heart through understanding, grace and never giving up.

Mary's faith was deep and her beautiful, quiet nature and friendliness attracted others. We will never keep up with her but as per Mary's orders we will try. As she used to say, "You will get there", urging us to never give up on others or ourselves, trusting that we would find our strength when we needed it, that we were never truly alone and that Someone was always with us.

Heartfelt thanks to all of Mary's care team, especially Gidey, Katie, Sue, Virginia, Elise, Eleanor, Charietel, Asha, Rosa, Rose (LIHN) and Drs. Reg and Azzi.

Funeral Mass to be held at St Patrick's Basilica, 220 Kent Street Ottawa on Friday, June 23 at 10:30 am. Reception to be held in the church scavi after the Mass. In lieu of flowers, a charity of your choice or a kindness to a stranger. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MCFARLANE, Garry James

Passed away on May 21, 2023 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Survived by his sister Pat Pild of Richmond Hill, On. and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Della (née Roos), sisters, Peggy and Nancy, brothers, Bob and Barney. Garry was born in Gatchell (Sudbury) in 1942. He spent most of his working life employed in several hospitals and long term facilities in Ontario. Following retirement, he enjoyed working several part time jobs as well as being an active volunteer for many years.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

WELCH, Catherine

Peacefully in Ottawa on Monday, May 15, 2023 at age 82. Mary Catherine (nee Carrington), beloved wife of James Welch. Loving mother of Gina (Dennis McLaughlin) and Susan (Jason Hayes). Cherished ‘Nanny' of Taylor, Mackenzie, Abby, Samantha & Daniel. Survived by her brother John (Eleanor) Carrington. Predeceased by sister Mary ‘Molly' Carrington. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family from 11:30 AM at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) until commencement of a Christian Funeral Service on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 1PM. Rev Brian Markle presiding. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff of Governor's Walk retirement Residence and The nurses and staff of the Ottawa General Hospital for their dedication, care and compassion. Donations in memory to the Girl Guides of Canada, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Canada greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

A message from her daughters Gina and Susan:

Cathy was one of the most incredible women we have ever known. She was always supportive of us and our families in everything we did, and she was always our greatest cheerleader. We know she is up there looking down on us now, watching over us, and guiding our families as we navigate through life without her by our side.

Although she is no longer with us in this life, she will live on in the memories that we all have of her. Our mother was a strong, kind, warm-hearted, and generous soul with a heart of gold. Our families will always treasure the time we spent with her.

Her inquisitive mind and sense of adventure led her to visit some of the most amazing places on Earth, including Mexico, the Cook Islands, Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, and Scotland. She was a long-time member of the Girl Guides of Canada. She loved to volunteer and lend a helping hand when needed.

She was active in her retirement community, whether it was helping to organize events, helping with the weekly church service, planting flowers in the garden, or looking out for her fellow residents.

Mom was always smiling and laughing. We know that it is difficult to lose someone so important to you, but my mom's memory will live on forever in our hearts. In her honour, we plan to spend the rest of our days living a life full of kindness and compassion, just as she did.

She will never be forgotten.

THIBAULT-LITTLE, Louise

Louise nous a quitté paisiblement à l'hôpital avec sa famille aimante à ses côtés le mercredi 10 mai 2023, à l'âge de 73 ans. Louise Thibault-Little, épouse bien-aimée et meilleure amie de Doug Little. Mère aimante de Gregory Hayter (Joanie), Nicolas Hayter (Emily) et Melanie Little (Peter). Grand-mère chérie de ses petits-enfants Trinity, Athena, Mya, Etta-Louise et Ramona. Louise était la fille de feu Roger Thibault et de feu Thérèse Parisien. Elle est la chère sœur de Francine (Richard), Pierre, Claude, Marc et Gilles (Lynne). Les amis sont invités à rendre hommage à la famille à la Maison funéraire Whelan, 515, rue Cooper (entre Bay et Lyon), le lundi 15 mai 2023, de 14 h à 16 h et de 19 h à 21 h. Une messe de funérailles chrétiennes aura lieu à l'église Saint-Joseph (174, rue Wilbrod), à Ottawa, le mardi 16 mai 2023, à 13 heures. Un moment de rafraîchissement, de courts mots de souvenir et de partage suivra dans la paroisse.

Louise était bien connue et respectée en tant qu'organisatrice de festivals et d'événements communautaires. Elle a travaillé à des événements comme le Festival des tulipes, le Festival du canal Rideau, Bluesfest et le Programme des foires et expositions du gouvernement du Canada, où elle gérait les pavillons du Canada dans tout le pays. Elle a été directrice du marketing à Camp Fortune, a hébergé de nombreuses étudiantes étrangères par l'intermédiaire de Canada Homestay et a commencé sa carrière professionnelle dans le service à la clientèle chez Bell Canada.

Le travail préféré de Louise et son titre le plus distingué étaient ceux de maman et, plus tard, de grand-mère. Elle chérissait ses deux fils, ils ont grandi avec elle à Camp Fortune. Amoureuse de tout ce qui est princesse, elle a été ravie d'avoir cinq petites-filles qu'elle a aimées de tout son cœur. Les anniversaires et Noël étaient remplis de rubans, de paillettes, d'excès, de bonbons, et normalement de multiples gâteaux et chansons. Les voyages à l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard et au lac Philippe étaient ses préférés, tout comme les nombreux dîners en famille dans la maison de son père et de sa mère. Au fur et à mesure que ses petites-filles grandissaient, elle découvrait les joies d'être la grand-mère de ses chats Baby et Simba.

Louise a mené un combat acharné contre le myélome multiple pendant 15 ans. Elle et toute sa famille sont reconnaissantes des soins extraordinaires qu'elle a reçus de la Dre Arleigh Robertson McCurdy, de toute l'équipe Myélome, de son médecin de famille, la Dre Mary Comerton, de l'équipe de soins palliatifs de l'hôpital municipal et de tous les travailleurs sociaux qui se sont occupés d'elle au fil des ans.

C'est au cours de sa lutte contre le cancer que Louise s'est rapprochée de la communauté aimante et accueillante de la paroisse Saint-Joseph d'Ottawa. La communauté religieuse a apporté à Louise un soutien incroyable, s'est vraiment ralliée à elle et lui a apporté tant de réconfort. Nous sommes très reconnaissants à la communauté, y compris pour l'aide apportée à la réalisation de son souhait d'une messe de funérailles dans la paroisse.

Les dons en sa mémoire au Canadian Myeloma Research Group sont très appréciés par la famille (https://cmrg.ca/donate/). Les arrangements sont confiés à la maison funéraire Whelan, 613-233-1488.

THIBAULT-LITTLE, Louise

Peacefully in hospital with her loving family at her side on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at the age of 73 years. Louise Thibault-Little, beloved wife and best friend of Doug Little. Loving mother of Gregory Hayter (Joanie), Nicolas Hayter (Emily) and Melanie Little (Peter). Cherished Nanny to her grandchildren Trinity, Athena, Mya, Etta-Louise and Ramona. Louise was the daughter of the late Roger Thibault and Thérèse Parisien. She is the dear sister of Francine (Richard), Pierre, Claude, Mark and Gilles (Lynne). Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Monday, May 15, 2023, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian funeral will be held at St Joseph's Church (174 Wilbrod St.), Ottawa on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 1PM. A time of refreshment, short words of remembrance and sharing will follow in the Parish.

Louise was well-known and respected as a community and festivals organizer. She worked on events like the Tulip Festival, the Rideau Canal Festival, Bluesfest and the Government of Canada Fairs and Exhibits Program managing Canada Pavilions across the country. She was director of marketing at Camp Fortune, housed many international students through Canada Homestay and started her working career in customer service at Bell Canada.

Louise's favourite job and most distinguished title was that of Mom and later Nanny. Her sons grew up with her at Camp Fortune. A lover of all things princess, she was overjoyed to have five granddaughters, and loved them with all of her heart. Birthdays and Christmas were full of ribbons, sparkles, excess, candies, and normally multiple cakes and songs. Trips to PEI and Lac Philippe were her favourite, along with many a family dinner in her and Poppa's home. As her granddaughters grew bigger, she discovered the joys of being a Nanny to her cats Baby and Simba.

Louise fought a tremendous battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer for 15 years. She and her entire family are grateful for the tremendous care she received from Dr. Arleigh Robertson McCurdy, the entire Myeloma team, her family physician Dr. Mary Comerton, the palliative care team at the civic hospital and all of the personal care workers who have tended to her needs over the years.

It was during her battle with cancer that Louise connected with the loving and welcoming community at St. Joseph's Parish in Ottawa. The church community provided Louise incredible support, truly rallied behind her, and provided her so much comfort. We are very grateful to the community, including for helping with her wishes of a Funeral Mass in the Parish.

Donations in her memory to the Canadian Myeloma Research Group are greatly appreciated by the family (www.cmrg.ca/donate). Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CLAIRMONT, Richard Henry 'Rick'
(Custodian – Timmins French Catholic School Board)

Peacefully in Ottawa, with family at his side, on May 5th, 2023 at the age of 71. Loving brother to Bernadette (late Darrell MacGregor), Pauline, Michel (Carole), Suzanne (late Stuart Forbes), and Raymond. Richard was the loving step-dad of Lisa Evanoff.
Predeceased by parents, Réal and Bertha, and his brother Denis (Monique).
Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital staff for their care and compassion. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Thursday, May 18th at St Mary's Parish (100 Yonge Street, Ottawa) from 10 am until Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 am.
A Live Broadcast link to the Mass can be found at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJStYYhvtFA
A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish hall. Donations in Rick's memory to the Ottawa Food Bank, the Shepherd's of Good Hope or The Bruyère Foundation are greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

EVANS, Carol Charmaine Eileen

Peacefully, in Ottawa, with family and friends at her side, on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at the age of 49. Loving sister to Lorna (Jidé), and Marcia (David); adoring aunt to Asher and Natalia. Fondly remembered by her many cousins, extended family and friends the world over. Sadly missed by colleagues and students at Penn State University and beyond. Predeceased by her beloved parents Meta and Dywight Evans. She was a gentle and compassionate soul and blessed so many people. Special thanks to the staff at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for their excellent care. Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 12th, 2023. A Celebration of Life and Love will follow at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 13th, 2023, at Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Avenue (Gladstone & Parkdale), Ottawa. For those who cant attend the service, you can watch it from the following link on Saturday morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCi1QDH16_A The burial will be at Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada or plant a tree in her honour.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ADAMS, Clifford John
(June 21, 1936 – April 20, 2023)

Cliff was born in New York City to Canadian parents John Charles Adam and Mary Katherine Littlejohn. When his father died in 1943, his mother returned to Canada to raise the family in Gananoque Ontario. Alternating work in metallurgy and schooling somehow resulted in graduation from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) with a BSc. in 1966, after a couple of false starts in British Columbia. An MSc. from McGill University followed in 1969, and then a PhD from McMaster University in 1978. Cliff and family finally settled in Ottawa Ontario where he became a Research Scientist at CANMET, Natural Resources Canada. He retired from the public service in 1996 and took up genealogy with BIFHSGO. He withdrew from volunteer work with BIFHSGO exactly 5 weeks ago.
Cliff met his wonderful wife Ann Spall in Montreal. They were married in London England on October 5, 1963. He credits her marvelous skill in simultaneously raising 3 children, and a husband, for how well he turned out. Cliff is predeceased by his parents, his brother, Charles Edward, and his beloved wife, Ann. He is survived by his children Karen (Serge Lafrenière), Eric (Razieh Pourhasan) and Carl, as well as his grandchildren Jeremy and Sarah Lafrenière, and Daniel and Sophie Adams.
The family will receive friends and family at a funeral to be held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic church at 2 PM on May 6, 2023 followed by a reception in the church hall
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

KELLY, Lorna G. (nèe Clarke)

Peacefully at her residence on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at the age of 103 years. Lorna was predeceased by her husband Daniel A. Kelly (in 1998). Loving mother of Margaret (Angus MacDonald), Mary (Don Wilson), David (Lynda), Connie and Kitty (Carl Brothers). Beloved ‘Nanny' to her grandchildren Kelly-Anne, Kathleen, Clarke, Connor, Christina, Joseph, Patrick, Drew, Ian, Clarke, Katie, Elizabeth, Julia, Dan & Dave. Additionally, she was very proud of her 10 Great Grandchildren. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Lorna was an avid bridge player and second to none piebaker. A special thanks to Andy and Support workers from the PSW and Wound care units at St Elizabeth's and Bayshore for their dedication and commitment.
Friends may pay respects to the family at Whelan's Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, April 12 from 6 – 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Canadian Martyrs Parish (100 Main Street) Ottawa. A time of refreshment will follow in the Parish Hall. Interment to follow in the Spring at St Brigid Cemetery in Manotick in the Kelly family plot.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ANTHONY, Brian H.

We are saddened to share that our wonderful father, husband and grandfather Brian H. Anthony passed away March 29, 2023 in his 76th year at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital in Ottawa Ontario. Dad was born in 1947 at home to Roy and Bertha Anthony on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.

Per his request, cremation has taken place and the family will host a visitation at Whelan Funeral Homes (515 Cooper Street, Ottawa) on Sunday evening, April 2, 2023 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Private services will follow on Monday. In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Bladder Cancer Canada (https://bladdercancercanada.org/) or a charity of your choice.

Dad dedicated his career to public service. After attending Teacher's College in St. John's he taught in small outports in northern and central Newfoundland. In the 1970s, he relocated the family to Scarborough, Ontario where he translated his love of a drive to transporting passengers to their jobs and schools for more than 25 years. It was also common to hear us tell our friends "Dad will take us" or "Dad will pick us up" and we could always count on a ride, anytime or anywhere. After Dad retired from the TTC, he worked for Canadian Blood Services setting up donor clinics and delivering blood and platelets to hospitals for patients in need. Beyond his resume, he also spent most of his life helping his friends and family with everything from their car repairs, a tour around the city and Niagara Falls, emceeing a party, providing a place to stay for many family and friends, job searches and tax preparation.

While he dedicated his career to public service, he dedicated his life to his family and friends. He was the proud husband to his wife of 53 years, Rowena (Barnes); a proud father to his daughter Paulette (Allan Tam) and to his son Shawn (Susan Weston), all who survive him. A few years ago, Mom and Dad moved to Ottawa to be closer to their grandchildren Samuel and Lillian. His grandchildren only knew their smiling Poppy who thought everything they said was either kind, funny or smart. For all he was, to us he was a grandfather, father and husband better than he was anything else.

He will be lovingly remembered by siblings Bernice Hynes, Halden Anthony (Marie), Judy Bailey, Noel Anthony (Marilyn), and Pauline Hynes (Kevin). As well, he will be lovingly remembered by the Barnes family as a brother-in-law to Fred (Mary), Harry (Grace), Stan (Maisie), Stewart (Mavis), Audrey Nippard, Winnie Waterman (Charles Hewitt), Frank (Pauline), Don (Glenda), Tom (Hilda), Derrick (Betty), Joyce (Ford) Hillier, and Joseph Legge.

He was preceded In death by his parents and parents-in-law Absalom and Johanna Barnes, brothers-in-law Ambrose Ford, George Barnes, Richard Hynes, Chris Waterman, Roy Nippard, Calvin Bailey, and Lloyd Barnes; and sister-in-law Sybil Legge. Many will also remember him as a good friend and colleague, cousin and much-loved uncle.

Among the many things that we learned from Dad, right now we remember how he taught us to live our best lives; to laugh as hard as you can and as often as you can; to find humour in almost all situations; to dine and dance with friends whenever you get a chance; love without limit; and when you're getting ready for a road trip, get on the road early, always keep your tank more than ½ full, ignore maps and never forget when the ferry is crossing.

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SULLIVAN, Bruce William

Unexpectedly on March 15, 2023 at the age of 73. Bruce, beloved husband of the Deborah (née Pelletier). Loving father of Kelly, Greg (Sany) and Jonathan. Proud grandfather of Melissa, Mekhi, Emily, Tyra and Amaya. Great grandfather of Cameron and Khloe. Son of the late Donald and Winnifred Sullivan. A sincere thank you to the staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital ICU for the compassionate care given to Bruce and the family, including Dr. Xhou, Dr. Choudhri and nurses, Martin, Pamela and Cheryl. A private cremation was held.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

HERMAN, Jean Mary (nèe DEMPSTER)

Died March 13, 2023 peacefully approaching her 94th birthday, robbed unfortunately of her dignity and deprived of the quality of life she so deserved by dementia during her last years.

She was:
A devoted daughter, sister, wife and daughter-in-law;

To her husband, a radiant, intelligent, kind, affectionate jewel. Together they built a modest, now storied, dream home. She carried on courageously, determined, and unselfishly with boundless energy following his tragically premature death;

A perfect mother;

A loving and caring grandmother and great grandmother;

A delightful mother-in-law;

Always close to her relatives, offering help if anyone needed it;

A good neighbour and a cherished, loyal, lifelong friend to many;

Always ready to celebrate anything Irish;

Totally dedicated, well respected worker during a 24 year career, always supporting her colleagues;

Able to chat with and befriend anyone;

Passionate about cataloguing stories of her criss-crossed ancestors, chronicling her daily and special activities,
driving, knitting something for everyone, Christmas, and being Canadian;

A truly extraordinary person, a nonpareil, smart about what's important in life;

Proof that angels exist. This one had watery eyes, a perpetually running nose, shaky hands that made soup and hot
drinks an adventure, and a weakness for soft cover, light romance novels and souvenir bells.

Goodbye Jean, Mom, Mother, Nana, Great Nana, Aunt Jean, Mrs. Herman.

We love you.

Your Good Lord is waiting for you. Just knock on heaven's door.

Friends may pay respects to the family on Friday, March 17 at Whelan's Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. And are welcome to join the family at 11 AM on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at The Hope Cemetery Chapel for a Holy Funeral Service; Rev Paul Tennyson presiding. Following the Burial a time of refreshment & fellowship will be had at Hope.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LAHEY, Richard ‘Dick'
(1951 - 2023)

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Richard ‘Dick/Dickie' after a short battle with cancer, on March 2, 2023, at the age of 71. Loved husband of Carla (née (Polney)). Beloved brother of Elizabeth ‘Betty', Terrance ‘Terry' (the late Rita), Shirley, Deborah ‘Debbie', Gail Cowley, Michelle ‘Shelley' (Marcel) Sinasac and predeceased by Barbara Hickson (Lenny), Brian (Orchid), Robert ‘Bobby' (Lise), Diane McCrank (Bob) and Gordon. Beloved brother-in-law to Daria Humphrey(Francis (deceased)). He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may pay respects at Whelan's Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Sunday, March 12th from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. A Memorial Service for Richard will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 95 Somerset Street on Monday, March 13th at 10:30 am. Reception to follow at the church. Internment at St. Isidore's Parish Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers: Memorial donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

JELLETT, Jean M.
(April 5, 1928 - March 1, 2023)

It is indeed with sadness that we announce the death of Jean Marguerite Jellett (née Conrad), of Halifax and Ottawa. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Elizabeth Conrad of Halifax, her husband, Cmdr. J. David Jellett, and their beloved daughter Angela. And Jean's brothers Charles and Irving. Survived by her sisters Dulcie Conrad of Halifax and Alice (Peter) Heenan of Ottawa, sisters-in-law Barbara Gardner of Magog, Quebec and Marcia Conrad of Enfield, CT., and by her son Robert (Susan) and her grandchildren Catherine (Daniel Maillet), Laura (Jason Choquet), and Shane as well as four great-grandchildren, Robbie, Isabelle, Mélodie and Oscar, and by many nieces and nephews. A long legacy. What marvellous times the whole family had every summer at Hyfield Farm near Chester, N.S. An unequaled life experience, all because of the three sisters. Kind, funny, unfailingly honest, strong, afraid of nothing save "bugs and crazy people", and above all, loving and generous. Whatever you needed she was willing to give. A voracious reader and a news junkie long before the term was invented. A lover of opera, crosswords, swimming and walking, Mom studied medicine and archaeology, was interested in everything and was always available to talk. And such fantastic talks we had. A private interment will be held in the Spring. Donations may be made to the Arthritis Society Canada or any charity you choose.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

PURDON, Mary Catherine ‘Helena' (nèe Whelan)

Helena died peacefully on February 22, 2023 in Ottawa. The only daughter of Michael and Hanora (nee Finnerty) Whelan was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario on October 3, 1933. She is predeceased by her six adoring brothers, Howard , David, Jack, Maurice, Paul and Mike.
Helena studied nursing in Toronto, graduating in 1957. She loved being a nurse, and provided comfort to countless patients at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto, St. Joseph's Hospital in North Bay and Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke.
Helena married James Purdon of Powassan in 1959. In Jim's eyes, her beauty only grew over their 65 years together. They raised their family in North Bay, relocating to Pembroke for 16 years before returning to North Bay in retirement. They eventually settled in Ottawa where they could be nearer to their daughter Erin.
Helena is survived by her husband Jim of Ottawa, son Jamie (Robin Green) of Toronto and daughter Erin (Richard Moignard) of Ottawa. Helena had seven grandchildren who lived in anticipation of her cottage pie-making: Taylor (Melvin Goolab), Conor (Katie Charal), Sydney and Isabella, all of Toronto, Beau (Sarina Annis) of Kitchener, and Jack and Margaux of Ottawa. She also is survived by great granddaughter Frieda Pearl. Helena is also survived by sisters-in-law Ann Rainville,
Maureen Devost, Sandy and Margaret Whelan and Patricia Purdon. These women were like true sisters to Helena. She also had many nieces and nephews, and made many good friends in life.
Though we all mourn her death, we have also grieved a thousand little losses over the last decade as we watched Helena's progression of Alzheimers disease
Helena will be remembered for her great sense of humour. Her distinct, infectious laugh rang above all others at a good joke. Her brothers went to great lengths to hear that laughter. She could artfully diffuse any tension with her wisdom and kindness. She was passionate about politics, sports and the CBC. She was never without her crossword puzzles and a new book. Her faith sustained her through many painful losses in life, especially the loss of her son David and her treasured brothers and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws. Everyone who met Helena liked her. Everyone who knew her loved her.. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family on Thursday, March 2 at McGuinty Funeral Home, 591 Cassells Street, North Bay from 7 Pm to 9 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Pro Cathedral of the Assumption, 480 McIntyre St W., North Bay at 10 AM. Interment and Committal prayers to follow at St Mary's Cemetery, 132 Golf Club Road, North Bay.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BURNSIDE, Margaret Mary ‘Doreen'
1942 – 2023

It is with heavy hearts, the family of Doreen Burnside of Ottawa announce her passing on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Doreen was born to parents David Kiley and Isabelle Kiley (née Mick) on 9 May 1942, and spent most of her adult life in the Overbrook area of Ottawa. She was predeceased in 2010 by her beloved husband Gary, and by her daughters Christine Skidmore in 2006 and Kimberly Ann Freeland in 2014.
Doreen will be missed by her siblings Raymond Kiley, Marion L'Ecuyer and Elaine Howlett, as well as her friend Madeleine Dion, and grandchildren Christopher, Henry, Nicholas, Kiley and Troy.
Friends are invited to funeral service for Prayers of the Faithful to be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MONTGOMERY, Margaret (nèe Tallmire)
(owner of Tallmire's Fashion)

After a long and full life Margaret Tallmire Montgomery passed away peacefully on Feb 21, 2023 at the age of 98. She is predeceased by her husband James Lincoln Montgomery, her parents Eileen (Noonan) Tallmire and William A. Tallmire and her late brother Joseph (Billy) Tallmire. She is survived by Sister Nancy Tallmire, CND her loving sister of Kingston, ON., and her many cousins, in-laws (in England) and friends.
Margaret was a successful businesswoman, owner of Tallmire's Fashions that was for many years and two generations a leading provider of stylish clothes and accessories located on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South.
Friends may pay respects to the family at Whelan's Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, February 24th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at Canadian Martyrs Parish (100 Main Street) Ottawa. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery in the Tallmire family plot.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

WILSON, Randall James
1954-2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Randy Wilson on Feb 13 2023, peacefully at his home in Ottawa surrounded by his loving family. Devoted husband of 40 years to Diane Wilson (nee Sheldrick). Proud father of Michelle, Mallory (Simon Roux) and Julia (Jon Hiltz). Cherished ‘Grandpapa' to his granddaughter, Lyra. Dear brother to Sherry (Russell Vogtherr), Graham (Lynn), Allan, Sandy (Mark Miletich) and Michael (Debbie). Brother-in-law to Randall Sheldrick (Linda) and Catherine (Paul Lapointe). Fond uncle of Angie, Christopher, Amy, Samantha, Melissa, Jordan and Zachary. Randy was preceded in death by his nephew Austin and his parents Charles and Marjorie (Davies). Close friend to Warren Stroud. Dedicated owner and President of Premiere Property Management Associates.
Randy is remembered for his friendliness, gentle heart, spirit of generosity and sense of humor that brought joy to many people throughout his lifetime. He was a leader who embodied hope. His passions included golf, the Ottawa Senators, the family cottage, cooking, music, his pets and many friends. The most important thing to Randy was caring for and spending time with his beloved wife and family.
Friends and family may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Monday February 20, 2023 from 4 to 8p.m. A private funeral will be held on Tuesday. Memorial donations would be appreciated by the family to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation - Department of Cancer Research.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

EGAN, Noel Vincent

Noel Vincent Egan died in Ottawa on Monday, February 13, 2023 at the age of 98. He was born on December 26th, 1924, in Liverpool, England, where his family had recently arrived from Ireland, en route to Canada. Parents Meredith and Eileen, brothers Raymond, Rory, Meredith, Desmond, Adrian, and sister Eileen, emigrated a few years later, first to a farm in Southern Ontario, and ultimately to Toronto. Noel grew up in Toronto, served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, attended St. Michael's College, and married Marijoan Brazill in 1950. They lived in Toronto, Renfrew, Toledo, and Ottawa, with summers spent at Sea View, Prince Edward Island. Predeceased by his parents, siblings, and daughter Barbara, he is survived by Marijoan, children Micheline (late Tom Murtagh), Meredith (Lori Pineau), Wendy (Calvin Pritchard), Timothy (Patricia Armstrong), and Kathleen (Scott Veinotte), grandchildren Christopher Connolly, Brendan, Meredith, Siobhan (Tevin Haye), Ciaran, and Declan Egan; Matthew, Bronwyn (Aaron Harper), Megan (Ryan Lewis), Rory, Noel (Megan Hollingsworth) and Aodhan Pritchard; Mary Jane, Barbara, Charlotte, Elinor, and Brigid Egan; Conor, Liam, and Gavin Veinotte and great- grandchildren Olivia Connolly, Harlem Haye, Audrey, Nora and Henry Harper and Gavin, Noel and Maeve Lewis, as well as a multitude of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Whelan's Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Sunday, February 19th from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 20th, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Basilica (281 Nepean Street). We would like to thank the emergency and palliative staff at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital and the team at the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital for their kindness and compassion during Noel's stays. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bruyere Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

FITZGERALD, Josephine

Josephine Fitzgerald passed away peacefully on February 1, 2023 at the age of 68 surrounded by her family, many grandchildren, friends and even grandpuppy Billie. Josephine's gentle nature, intellect, wit, generosity, humour, and loving kindness was felt by all that had the good fortune to know her. This was particularly felt by her five children who will be forever grateful to her for ensuring they always knew they were loved, understood and belonged in this world. At age 49, Josephine began a long battle with a memory disorder and by 51 it was deemed likely to be semantic dementia or Pick's disease, a rare form of early onset dementia. Despite the challenges faced during this journey over the next two decades, Josephine never lost her spirit, positivity and capacity to connect with others, even after losing her ability to communicate verbally - something we are all grateful for. We would like to thank the loving staff of St. Patrick's Home for the care and support they provided to Josephine over the past 9 years. Predeceased by her parents Valerie and Eamon, Josephine will be lovingly missed by her 5 children and their partners: Tim (Anne), Anna Claire (Ben), Erica, Brendan (Shawna), Alice (Aaron); her 10 grandchildren: Zoë, Quinn, Orrin, Ellis, Ryan, Claire, Fiona, Remy, Leo and baby Josephine, her brother Turlough and the Fitzgerald family, the Ryan family, many friends, neighbours, colleagues and acquaintances. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 from 4pm to 6pm at Whelan Funeral Home - 515 Cooper St. A celebration of life with an afternoon of music and memories will be held on Sunday, February 12th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa Foundation or to the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LAWSON, James ‘Jimmy'

Peacefully on January 26, 2023 at the age of 70 years. Jimmy Lawson was born on December 8, 1952 to the late Wallace Lawson and Ursula (nèe Casey). Jimmy leaves behind his beloved sister Sharron Lawson. Predeceased by his brother Allan and sister Donna Hayes. He was a cherished grandson to the late Violet & James Lawson. Jimmy is no longer in pain & has reunited with his family in Heaven. Friends are welcome to a Celebration of his Life to be held at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Rd. on March 25, 2023 from 2 to 4:30 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CLARK, Sharon Hughena

Passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023 at the age of 78 years with her children by her side. Sharon (nèe Hannan), beloved wife of the late Richard Clark. Loving mother of Graeme Clark of Ottawa and Emily (Brian Benning) of Kemptville. Cherished grandmother of Aaron and Amelia. Predeceased by her brother Bill Hannan (Sandy) of Sudbury. A private cremation was held. Above all, Sharon loved her family, travelling the world with her husband, and a perfectly made cup of tea. She will be missed beyond measure. Plans are being made for close friends and family to come together to celebrate this wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Donations in memory of Sharon can be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LOUCKS, Patricia Veronica

Peacefully on January 14, 2023 in her 93rd year . Patricia (nee Pegg) beloved wife of the late Gerry Loucks, loving and devoted Mother of Linda (late Bill Brown), Daniel (Diane) and Christine (Daniel McNulty). Forever loved and remembered by her grandchildren Christopher (Allison) and Robert (Melissa) Taylor, Michael and Shawn Loucks, Justin and Matthew (Lisa) McNulty . Predeceased by grandsons Scott McNulty and Dennis Taylor. Proud great grandmother of Avery, Austin, Brandon, Carleigh, Spencer, Bradley and Scottie Alice and great-great grandmother to Kingston and the late Loyal. Pat was the daughter of the late Charles A. Pegg and Mabel Alice Jackson. Survived by her sisters Mary McNeely, Evelyn Fry, Connie (Kent) Smith, Beth(Laurens)de Kleine. Predeceased by brothers Jack, Jim, George, Tom, Bernard and Michael. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, brothers and sister in laws and family friends. Funeral service planned for the Spring 2023 with interment to the Pinecrest Cemetery. Special thanks to the caring staff at Granite Ridge Care Community. Donations in memory of Pat to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MACMARTIN, Lawrence 'Larry'
August 26, 1935 to January 11, 2023

With sadness but at peace we announce the passing of Lawrence (Larry) Joseph MacMartin in his 88th year. Proud father of Jamie and Matthew (Maryse) and loving husband of predeceased wife Betty Ann (nee Kendall). Uncle to Jennifer and Rob (Emma) Lazuk. Grampa to Léa and Laura MacMartin, Sister in law and brother in law to Margaret and Stephen Lazuk as well as Brother in Law to Joe Fernie and Step Brother to Michael Duggan. In his passing he is reunited with Mother Evelyn (Step Father Norman Duggan) Father Joseph Wilfred, Brother Joseph and Sister Maureen, Brother in Law Don, Niece Mary Erin and Nephew Peter McCarthy. Larry always had a story or a joke to tell. Those who spent time with Larry during life held a special place in his heart. In Lieu of Flowers, while not necessary, a donation to the Ottawa Humane Society can be made in his honor. No service will be held at his request. Remember Larry in your own way with one of your own memories or stories of him. Special thank you to the staff of The Queensway Carleton Hospital C4 Unit, our family thanks you for your care.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SHEAHAN, Nancy Anne

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Nancy Anne Sheahan, on Friday, January 6, 2023, at the age of 71. Nancy was recently predeceased (on Dec 31) by her mother Margaret (nèe Breen), her father Clarence Sheahan, sister Paula, and brothers Jeremiah and Clarence Jr. Nancy is survived by her sisters Veronica (Rod) and Pamela (Rudolf), as well as her nieces and nephews, Brandon, Jessica, Adam, Easton, Jeremi, Clayton, Mark-Elliot, and several great nephews and nieces. Nancy will be dearly missed by her nephew, Mark-Elliot and her dear friends Alana Dennett and Faith Woodley and also by her many caregivers and friends. Nancy's spirit, spunk and tenacity was profound and felt by all to the very end. A private burial was held for Nancy at The Pinecrest Cemetery in the Sheahan Family Plot on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Nancy's request.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

PARADIS, Marie ‘Louise'

With much sadness, we announce the unexpected passing of Louise Paradis, at the Montfort Hospital on January 2, 2023 at the age of 70. Predeceased by her parents Hervé (1999) and Kay (2014) and her brother Richard (2014), she is survived by her sister, Suzanne and her brother, David. Louise will be remembered by her nephew Jason and niece Michelle, great-nephew Olivier and great-nieces, Julia and Arielle. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday January 14, 2023 during an informal gathering, at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon).
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Ottawa Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

STRONG, Michael Norman

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Norman Strong at 59 years of age on December 31, 2022. Mike enjoyed communing with nature and spent countless hours appreciating its beauty through a camera lens and woodland hikes. Beloved son of Gloria (nee McKenna) and Norman Strong, predeceased. He will be dearly missed by his cousins and extended family. Many fond memories were made with Mike over family dinners and games night. A special thanks to his friend, Pat, for her love and support over the years. Interment at Hope Cemetery in the spring followed by a memorial with family. Mike, until we meet again, rest in peace.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SHEAHAN, Margaret B.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Bernadette Sheahan (nèe Breen), on December 31, 2022 in her 94th year. Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband Clarence; their daughter Paula and sons Jeremiah and Clarence. Margaret will be dearly missed by her daughters Nancy, Veronica (Rodney), Pamela (Rudolf) and numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Margaret was born in Detroit Michigan and moved with her parents and brother Maurice Breen to Douglas, Ontario where her father operated Breen’s General Store. Margaret and Clarence met and married in Douglas and started their family on the nearby land that they farmed together. The family eventually relocated to Ottawa where Clarence enjoyed a successful career in land development. Margaret’s quick wit, gracious manner and love of music created a legacy of treasured memories for her family and friends. The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Priscilla Bright for the care and precious friendship she provided to Margaret throughout her life journey. We also thank the many personal care givers whose Sunshine radiated its warmth to Margaret.
A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held on Saturday, January 7th, 2023, at Blessed Sacrament Parish (corner of Percy & 4th Ave.) at 11 AM. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, kindly email info@whelanfuneralhome.ca to confirm your attendance at the Mass.

CALLAGHAN, James “Jim”

Peacefully at St Patrick’s Home on Friday, December 23, 2022 in his 86th year. Husband & beloved companion of Sherry (nèe Kennedy). Loving father of Mary (Brian Smith) of Sudbury and John Callaghan (Roxanne) of Sault St Marie. Cherished grandfather of Allison, Harrison, Sidney and Hannah. Son of the late Joseph Callahan & Margaret (nèe Sutherland). Predeceased by brother Tom (Willa) and sister Josephine (Dave predeceased). Dear brother of Jackie (Bernie) and Kenneth (Shirley predeceased)). Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Jim was a devoted member of the Knights of Columbus since 1959 and was a Third Degree member of Council 12158-St Patrick’s as well as a Fourth Degree member of 0860 Cartier Assembly.
A Holy Mass of Christian Funeral will be held on Saturday February 04th at St Patrick’s Basilica in downtown Ottawa at 10:30AM. A time of refreshment & fellowship will follow in the Basilica Scavi. Final Interment to take place at Hope Cemetery in the spring.
Donations to your favourite charity in Memory of Jim would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488 or info@whelanfuneralhome.ca

FORTE, Angelina "Angie"

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Angelina “Angie” Forte on December 14, 2022 in Ottawa at age 66. She spent the final weeks of her life surrounded by her husband, Eli and her 3 kids, Julien, Rachel and Jean-Marc whom she adored and couldn’t be more proud of.

Angie was born to Elena D’Uva and Rosario Forte on September 9, 1956 in Port Colborne, Ontario. She was the eldest of four, growing up alongside her two sisters, Margie (Steve) and Maria (Michael) and her brother, Lorenzo (Debbie). She became the first member of her family to attend university, completing her Honours B.A. in English Literature in 1980 at the University of Toronto, her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1984 and was called to the Ontario bar in 1985. She met Eli while studying in Ottawa, and quickly became a second daughter to her mother-in-law Marthe and father-in-law Frank, as well as a sister to her brother-in-law David (Rachael).

Angie loved to read and always had a stack of books on her nightstand. As a mother, she was deeply devoted to her children. She instilled in them a sense of adventure and frequently took them traveling as young kids, creating memories that they will cherish forever. While she had the opportunity to explore the world and live fully, her life was not without hardships. Her kids will forever be in awe of her determination to show up for them and be a kind, attentive mother despite the difficulties she faced. She never sent them back to university empty-handed and never hung up a call without telling them how much she loved them. Most importantly, she always reminded them to feel and share their emotions deeply and unapologetically.

She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, wit, adventure and a free spirit. She will be missed and remembered in everything her kids do. We love you, Mom.

Thank you to all the wonderful nurses and doctors at The Ottawa Hospital (Civic and General), who were warm and compassionate to her in her final days.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2022 from 5pm-9pm at the Whelan Funeral Home in Ottawa (515 Cooper St). Family and friends will give eulogies celebrating Angie at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association in honour of Angie can be made here. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

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ROY, Joseph Albert Robert
(A/Commr. RCMP (Retired))
August 12, 1933 – December 7, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Roy. Bob was predeceased by his loving and supporting wife of 57 years, Jeanne (nee Deveau), in 2016, and his brother Maynard Roy in 2011. Bob will be dearly missed by his sons Scott (Donna), Anthony (Maureen) and Andrew (Susie), his brother Father Craig Scott, his grandchildren Michelle, Philip, Alexandre, Spencer and Mytchell, and his five great grandchildren Jamie, William, Amelia, Isabelle and Kayne.

Bob was born in Campbellton New Brunswick to Thomas and Doretta (Loretta) Roy. Following his father’s death, he was raised from a young age by his mother and much-loved step-father, Edwin Scott. He loved being around his family and friends throughout his entire life and will be missed by his remaining family in Campbellton New Brunswick, Jeanne’s family in Nova Scotia and his many dear friends and colleagues.

Bob was proud of his Acadian heritage, his Catholic faith and of his 35-year service as a member of the RCMP, retiring at the rank of Assistant Commissioner. He went on to work for Transport Canada and later as a consultant. Bob’s mother was exceptionally proud of his many achievements. Both brothers looked up to Bob as their trail-blazer and leader as all three eventually became members of the RCMP.

Bob was a keen handyman and built the family home in Ottawa with the help of Jeanne, his sons and many friends. He was fond of entertaining, telling stories and jokes, singing and presiding over social occasions around the pool and dinner table.

Thank you to all of the staff at the Chapel Hill Retirement Residence and to his loving caregiver Nancy Clowater, for Bob’s care in his final years.

We know in our hearts that Bob and Jeanne can now be happily reunited together, forever in heaven.

A funeral will be held in Orleans, Ont. in May, 2023. Details of the funeral will be announced in the Ottawa Citizen and on the website of Whelan Funeral Home (www.whelanfuneralhome.ca) in April. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MacInnis, Allen
Retired CAF

With great sadness, we the family announce the passing of Allen Blair MacInnis on November 30th, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario surrounded by his loved ones. Allen was born in Sydney, NS on April 29th, 1962. Sgt. A.B. MacInnis served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1979 - 1999 and was a part of peacekeeping missions around the world. He became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #351. Allen is survived by his father, Roderick; siblings, Roddie, Elaine, Michael, Stephen and Debbie; daughter, Miranda; son, Bryce; grandchildren, Eden and Gavin and many relatives and friends who cared for him. He is predeceased by his brother, Gregory MacInnis; mother, Kay Barrett MacInnis; wife, Jane Marchildon MacInnis and son, Jordan Allen MacInnis. Allen loved his family, who were his whole world. He enjoyed the city atmosphere and spent his time taking in all that city life had to offer. He will always be remembered for his generosity and willingness to help those around him. Cremation has taken place through Whelan Funeral Home and a private funeral service will take place at St. Alphonsus Church in Chapeau, Quebec at a later date. Allen received exceptional care and compassion during his brief battle with terminal lung cancer and we wish to extend special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Ottawa General and Ottawa Civic Hospitals as well as the MAiD program. He was privileged to leave behind his legacy and to have lived life on his own terms. His memory will live on through his children and grandchildren. Always loved and never forgotten, Nulli Secundus.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

REDLING, Magdalen
(Retired High School Teacher - Montreal Catholic School Board)

Passed peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2022 in her 98th year. Magdalen Redling (nee Hokhold), beloved wife and best friend of the late George Redling Sr. loving father of George F. (Carole) and Stephen (Roxane). Cherished grandmother to her grandchildren George C., Jessica (Olivier), Gregory (Alexa), Matthew (Robyn) and Jeremy (Lisa) and dear great grandchildren George Jaiden, Pascal and Ava. Predeceased by her brother Frank. Friends are invited to join the family for funeral prayers prior to the committal at Sacred Space Chapel of The Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave. on Friday December 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm. The family would like to thank the staff of her Retirement Residence, for their professional care, especially Dr. M. Guindon , Marivic, Neliza, all the nurses and PSW's who attended her. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LYNCH, Gerri
(Psychiatric Nurse – Queensway Carleton Hospital)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing on Sunday, November 20th, 2022, in her 92nd year; of our dear mother ‘Gerri’ Lynch (née McArdle) beloved wife of the late Daniel Brien Lynch. Loving mother of Lee-Anne (Joe Nicholls) of Barrie Ontario, David (Mary Bourrier) of Munich, Germany, and Dan (Kathleen) of Denver Colorado. Pre-deceased by her eldest son Brien in 2001 (Kim Carey). Proud grandmother to Jamie Lee (Duncan Ball), Jake, Adam, and John. Great grandmother to Logan, Grayson, and Max.
Daughter of the late Gerard McArdle & Jean (née McCallion). Survived by twin sisters Sister Marie McArdle and Sister Margery McArdle, both of whom reside in Pembroke, Ontario, and are members of the Grey Nuns of the Immaculate Conception. Predeceased by her brother John (Marie), and Gerard and his late wife Claudette.
After having moved to Ottawa from Saskatchewan as a child, Gerri’s family lived across the street from the Governor General’s residence, where her part time job was to babysit the Governor General’s children while dinner was being prepared. Proud and devoted Psychiatric Nurse at The Queensway Carleton Hospital, she was certified in Reality Therapy (Choice Therapy) and used this emerging skill to drive positive change in the mental health field. Gerri loved figure skating, skiing and was a huge supporter of the arts, including drama, art, and music. Dedicated member of St. Theresa’s Church Choir, she had a beautiful voice and found joy in singing. In her later years, Gerri volunteered annually at St. Theresa’s parish Church bazaar.
Having relocated from Ottawa (The Villagia in the Glebe) to Barrie and Victoria Village just as COVID hit in 2020, Gerri received incredible care and support during such a unique time in our history. Gerri is fondly remembered for her love of the finer things in life – good food, robust wine, and dark chocolate – but most of all for her infectious laugh and generous personality. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Friday from 4 to 8PM at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 26th, 2022, at St Theresa’s Parish (Somerset St W. & Cartier) at 10:30 AM. A time of refreshment & fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery in the Lynch family plot.
Donations in Memory of Gerri will be to greatly appreciated by the family to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (https://dementiahelp.ca/).
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DEVLIN, Sandra Elaine
(retired National Archives of Canada)

On November 9, 2022 at the age of 74 years. Sandra Devlin (nèe Ekins) beloved wife of Michael Devlin, formerly married to the late William C. Marsman. Loving Mother of Francesca, Neil & Elainea. Cherished Grandmother to Taren, Gabriella, Elliana and Taylor. Proud Great Grandmother of Leo & Elijah. Survived by her sisters Karen & Jody; predeceased by her brother Terry. Cremation has taken place. Friends may pay respects to the family during a Celebration of Life at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Sunday, November 20 from 12 to 4 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ROWAT, Ruth Jane (nee Carroll)

Aged 90, of Ottawa, passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at home. Born in Sherbrooke, NS, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Totten) Carroll. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Ruth is survived by her daughters Mary, Susan, Jane, and Arlene (Pierre) and her sons Michael (Karen), Montgomery (Doreen), Miles and Marshall; grandchildren Elizabeth, Will, Gary, Ryan, Lindsay, Alex, Rebecca, Megan, Kristian, James, Jonathan; great grandchildren Michael John, Elliott, Mark, Kai, William, Lochlann, Paul; brother, Frank; sisters, Helen Taylor, Elizabeth Exner (Jim) and Martha Carroll. She was predeceased by her son, Mackenzie; husband, William; sister, Marion Graham (Sam). Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Dementia Society.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

de SCHULTHESS, Susan

At home on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Susan Marie Pilgrim, born in Ottawa, ON to the late Ralph Frank Pilgrim and Mary Edna Barriault. Beloved wife (32 years) and best friend of the late Robin de Schulthess. Dearly loved sister of Janet Alder, Robert (Lynn) Pilgrim, Mary Pilgrim, Maureen Gallant, (late Patricia Pilgrim), Teresa (Paul) MacRobbie and John (Janice) Pilgrim. Aunt Susan will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews; Dan Alder, Jennifer (Wes) Gale, Christopher (Karen O'Reilly) Pilgrim, Sarah (Matthew) Faloon, Kelly Pilgrim, Brian (Kelly) Alder, Amy (Kevin Paquette) Gallant, Ellen MacRobbie, Kevin (Zeb Mahoney) Gallant, Grant MacRobbie, (late Sophie Pilgrim), Nicole Pilgrim and grandnephews Donovan Alder, Declan Faloon, Rory Faloon, Cameron Alder, Noah Alder and grandnieces Lila Faloon and Penelope Gale. Lovingly remembered by Robin’s children, Heidi (Brian) de Schulthess and late Peter (Alexia) de Schulthess and grandchildren, Mitchell Keeley, Brianna Keeley, Thomas de Schulthess and Alex de Schulthess. Susan will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by many cherished friends in the Bark Lake community. Cremation has taken place. The funeral Mass will be held at Holy Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main St. Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C2, on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM., followed by a small reception. In memory, please consider a donation to The Canadian Cancer Society. For those who cannot attend the liturgy, please go to https://sdeschulthess.remoterespects.ca
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DORICIC, Maria (née Juračić)
August 14, 1931 – September 12, 2022

It is with a great sense of loss that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Maria. Predeceased by Vlatko, her loving husband of 64 years, Mama was all about her family. Nothing made her prouder and happier than being with her daughters Angela, Georgia (Arieh) and Suzie (John) and her grandchildren Alexandra (Dylan), Ariana, Vladimir and Elena. Maria is predeceased by her sisters Eva (Đino) and Ana (Tomáš) and missed by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends in Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vancouver Island, Cleveland, Chicago, Croatia, France, Germany, Netherlands and Australia. Born in the village of Vele Mune, Croatia, Maria escaped from communist Yugoslavia to Italy with her husband and daughter Angela. They immigrated to Canada three years later in 1960 to Thunder Bay, where the family was reunited in 1961 with their daughter Georgia who had to be left behind in Yugoslavia during their escape. Maria worked in a variety of jobs while taking care of children alone for long periods of time while her husband worked as a logger in the remote woods of northern Ontario. Maria was a resilient woman and worked hard all her life. But she also knew how to have a good time and enjoyed laughing and exchanging stories with her sisters about their lives in Croatia. She loved cooking big meals and baking treats for her family and enjoyed the constant company of friends who dropped by to visit, drink and laugh together. Maria kept close contact with all family, near and far, and was the glue that held everyone together. The importance of family was a legacy she passed on to us all. Maria was much loved and will be greatly missed. The family wishes to sincerely thank the nurses, doctors and personal care workers on the fourth floor of The Glebe Centre for the compassionate care they provided to Maria, in particular, Pat, Marjorie, Cindy, Pastor Jim, Dr. Carson, and Dr. Levine. Our sincere thanks as well to Dr. Lau and Josée, and Dr. Braidek, Olivia and Jennifer at the ROH. Heartfelt thanks also to Judith and Robert and Liane who were there for Maria during her most difficult times. Memorial services for family and friends will be held at a later date in Thunder Bay. Donations to The Glebe Centre, in lieu of flowers, will be greatly appreciated. “Mary, Mama, Nona” you are fixed in our hearts forever.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LEGAULT, Robert Maurice ‘Bob’

Peacefully at Granite Ridge Community Care on Sunday, August 14, 2022 in his 88th year. Bob Legault of Richmond, beloved husband for 60 years to Joyce (nèe Gore). Loving father of Lindsay (Patricia den Boer) and Gregory. Predeceased by son Christopher. Robert was the dear son of Albert Legault & his birth mother; Blanche (nèe Gervais); and Rita (nèe Whelan). Dear brother of Ross (Kathleen) Murdie, Linda (Late Glenn) Lapierre, Dennis (Melissa) Legault and Jeffrey (Crincle) Legault. Predeceased by brother Terry (Risë) Murdie. Dear brother-in-law of Glenna Laflamme. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place. Friends may pay respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, October 6 from 2 to 4 PM. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 7 at 11AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Private Interment at Saint John the Baptist Anglican Cemetery in Richmond.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MANGIONE, Giovanni ‘John’

In hospital on September 14, 2022 at the age of 96. John Mangione, cherished husband and best friend of Illa (nèe Maracle). Beloved son of the late Paul Mangione and Lucia Samar. Loving Father of Mary Illa (Erin Franey) and Paul Mangione. Dear 'Grampa' to Candice, Michael, Patrick, John (Tammy), Garnett, Illa Willow, Matthew, Tolok, Crystal, Terry, Stephanie and Amber Lynn. Survived by his siblings, Bernadette, Anne (late Nelson), Teresa (late John) and Joe Mangione (late Patricia). Predeceased by siblings, Peter (Madeleine), Rose, Helen (Cecil, and Art), Nicholas (Joan), Sarah (Bernard), Tony (Millie), Lucy (Norman), Sr. Margaret and Carmel (Fern). dear brother-in-law to the late Dilly and Howard Lewis and the late Audrey and Garnet Lewis. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and Godchildren. Will be missed by his friend Billy Conlin. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Anthony’s Church on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 10 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish Hall. Interment at Capital Memorial Gardens in the family plot with his dear Illa.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BAKER, Doreen
(retired National Defense)

Peacefully at Westwood Retirement Residence on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the age of 93 years. Doreen Baker, dear daughter of the late William & Maud (nèe Dunnigan). Predeceased by her only brother Frederick in 2004. Doreen is survived by several cousins; including Mrs. Marie Armstrong and Mrs. Gail Storie. Many thanks to her dear friend Jacques Mauffette for his care and dedication. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Malachy Catholic Church (3889 QC-315, Mayo, QC) on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 11 AM. Interment to follow at the Parish Cemetery in the Baker family plot.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BOLDUC, Dorothy Margaret
(former employee of E.B. Eddy Co.)

Peacefully on August 29, 2022 in her 86th year. Dorothy (nèe Langill) beloved wife of the late Roger Bolduc. Daughter of the late William Thomas Langill and Rose Mae (nèe Lafreniere). Survived by her brother Clifford Langill. Predeceased by her sister Betty and brother Mike. Fondly remembered by many cousins, her nieces, nephews and her best friend and cousin Margaret Whalen. A private Christian Burial was held. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery in Gatineau.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MAHONEY, William “Lorne”
March 31, 1932 – August 20, 2022

With deep sadness and love, the family of William “Lorne” Mahoney announces that Lorne passed away on August 20, 2022, at the Ottawa Heart Institute. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marie “Helen” (née Taylor), his children Timothy, Michael (Julie Christie) of London UK, Colleen (Brian Blak), and Philip of Vancouver BC. Also survived by his devoted and loving grandchildren Sean, Amy and Theresa.
Lorne was born in Ottawa, the youngest child of Patrick and Mary Ethel “Mamie” (née Hayes). He is survived by his sister Helen Clarke (the late Earl Clarke) and his sister-in-law Sr. Anne Taylor GSIC, and predeceased by siblings Patricia Keenan (Jim), Frankie and Edwin (Lenora). He is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Lorne spent his career in broadcasting regulation, first at the CBC, and was a part of the CRTC and its predecessor the BBG, from the creation of those agencies. He was instrumental in the enactment of Canadian Content requirements.
Lorne cherished his Irish heritage, and had a large collection of books on Irish life, history, and legends. A highlight of his life came when he visited the Emerald Isle with his wife and his sister Helen Clarke in 2000. He loved Irish music and Big Band jazz. Lorne, Helen and family enjoyed summers at their cottage in Tenaga for more than half a century.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Basil's Church located at 940 Rex Ave., on Wednesday September 7, 2022, at 11 AM. The family kindly requests the wearing of masks by attendees. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Ottawa Heart Institute, as well as Ottawa's paramedic services for their care of Lorne as well as his family in the last weeks of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation or
the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated.
The Mass will be available to watch through a live Stream broadcast, for those wishing to receive the link, please email: info@whelanfuneralhome.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

JENKINS, Mary Margaret (nee Lavelle)

September 7, 1940 - June 25, 2022

Due to family circumstances the Celebration of Mary’s Life scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 2:00p.m at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club has been cancelled. Our entire family appreciates your understanding that we are unable to proceed with the event.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

Margaret (MAGGIE) Evelyn Webber

May 1, 1951 - December 28, 2021

Celebration of Life at Whelan Funeral Home
515 Cooper St., Ottawa
Sunday, September 4, 2022   12 Noon - 2 p.m.
We invite friends and loved ones to join the family for an informal celebration of Margaret (Maggie’s) life. We’ll share memories and reminisce over light refreshments whilst enjoying some of her favourite music. In lieu of flowers, for anyone wishing to donate, please consider the following:

The Ottawa Humane Society, World Vision or a charity of your choice.


Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

STARRATT, Daniel Avard

53 of Ottawa passed away suddenly at home on August 14, 2022. Born in Halifax, NS on March 1, 1969. Daniel lived in Nova Scotia, Alberta and Ontario but Nova Scotia (the Shore) was always home. Daniel dearly loved his family. He is survived by his wife Mary Marr, father Randy, stepmother Pam, siblings Pat(Tammy)Penney, Clayton Devine, Tracy(Dave)Hatfield, Corey(Chelsey)Starratt, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Blanche and both paternal and maternal grandparents. No service by request.
Special thank you to Whelan Funeral Home for their compassionate care.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

TUCCI, Giovanni ‘John’ Gerard
(retired City of Ottawa Maintenance)

Peacefully after a brief illness on September 10, 2021 in his 73rd year.
Pre deceased by parents, Johnny Tucci and Marie Germaine Larriviere. He is survived by his loving children, John Jr. and the late Angela. A graveside prayer service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery on Thursday August 18, 2022 at 2 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BUJOLD, S. Elisabeth (S. Marie Léonard)
(de la Congrégation des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc)

S. Elisabeth Bujold est décédée à Ottawa, le 4 mars 2022 à l’âge de 109 ans et six mois. Entrée en communauté le jour de ses 20 ans, le 20 août 1932. Avis : des changements s’imposent compte tenu des restrictions liées à la Covid-19. La célébration de la vie prévue pour le vendredi 19 août n’aura pas lieu. La célébration des funérailles aura lieu le samedi, 20 août 2022, à 10h à l’église Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, 435 chemin de Montréal (Vanier). Inhumation au Cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa, le lundi 22 août.
Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la Maison funéraire Whelan. tel. (613) 233-1488

COLEMAN, Richard Frederick

Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at 64 years young. Proud father of Deanna, Shannon (Ryan), Justin (Katelyn) and James (Amy). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren. Beloved brother to Patricia, Gerald and Steven. Cherished uncle to Breanna. Pre deceased by his parents, Gerard and Beverley Bell. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family on Thursday, August 11 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 at the Whelan Funeral Home at 11 AM. Interment Beechwood Cemetery.
Donations to The Ottawa Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LENNON, Nancy Leigh
(Federal Govt. - Canada Food & Inspection Agency)

With her family by her side, in hospital on July 18, 2022 at the age of 58 years. Nancy will be lovingly remembered by her children Leah and Kian; and her former husband Douglas Blair. Beloved daughter of the late Claude 'Babe' Lennon and late Germaine (nèe Guerin). Dear sister of Wayne (Susan). Predeceased by her brother’s Brian (Pat Beahan) & Michael Lennon. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. A private cremation has taken place, with a service in celebration to be held at a future date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

JOHNSTON, David Alexander

David Johnston left this world peacefully on August 2, 2022, surrounded by his family. David was a lifelong seeker, learner and complete individualist, writing his own rules from scratch. He inherited his mother’s curiosity about everything. He had many diverse talents and was inventive and creative. He was well-read, articulate, and always happy to share his controversial world views and philosophies with all. He also inherited his father’s wry sense of humour.
Predeceased by his mother Rita (nee Hickson) and his father Alex. He leaves behind his three sons Vincent, Ben (Melanie) and Matt (Emily), his grandchildren Henry and Violette, as well as his sons’ mother França Saikaly-Johnston. David cared deeply about his family and was immensely proud of, and grateful for, his sons and grandchildren. His wonderful sons are the best achievement of his life.
Survived by his five sisters Susan Raby (late Jean-Charles), Vicky, Karen (Norm), Kate (Leah), and Jane (Rob).
While David enjoyed robust good health for most of his life, his health declined seriously in recent years, due to COPD and heart failure. Given his terminal condition, coupled with the difficulties of living with severe disability through the pandemic, he opted for medical assistance to bring more comfortable closure to his life. David and our family commend the excellent and compassionate care provided by the Civic Hospital staff and the Medical Assistance in Dying team, who ensured his peaceful and dignified departure from this life. David believed that his unique ‘quantum signature’ would continue on, to emerge elsewhere.
David was one of a kind. We will miss his unique presence greatly and treasure our good memories.
He was committed to the importance of housing for the homeless and underprivileged, and any desired donations could be made towards this cause.
Friends and family will be welcome to a farewell for David in September.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

WHALEN, Michael Lawrence
November 27, 1942 – July 31, 2022

After a brief bout with cancer, surrounded by the love of his family, we are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Michael. Loving husband of 53 years to Donna (nee Karam), and devoted father to Laura (Sean), Anthony (Danielle), Kara (Shawn), and Katherine (JP). Michael was an ever-present grandfather to his grandchildren Ciara, Grace, Joseph, Maeve, Caleb, Aidan, Payton, Michael, and Dyer. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his brothers Greg (Janice), John (Sue), and Pat (Jackie), as well as by his brothers and sisters in-law, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Michael and Lucy (nèe Macrillo) and siblings James, Theresa, and Gary.
After a fulfilling career with the RCMP/CSIS, he retired in 2000, giving him time to enjoy cycling, golfing, cross country skiing, and wine-making. Nothing, however, provided him so much comfort as his faith, family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa on Sunday, August 7 from 4pm-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Clement Parish at (Ste Anne Church-528 Old St Patrick Street), Ottawa on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 12 Noon. Burial will follow at The Beechwood Cemetery.
As an active member of his church, memorial contributions may be made to the The St. Clement Parish. Michael’s family would like to thank the staff of the General Campus and Elizabeth Bruyere for their compassionate care. A special thank you to Dr. Charles Sabbagh, who was with us through every difficult step.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

WILSON, Mary Anne
(Retired Federal Govt. - Dept of Passport Immigration)

After a brief illness, peacefully passed away at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the age of 65 years. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Frances (nee Haffey) Wilson of Napanee. Cherished sister of Patricia Redner (Late Stephen) and Paula Wilson (Patrick Rioux). Predeceased by infant brother Robert. Proud Aunt of Stephanie (Dustin). James, Danny (Tristan), David and Marc. Will be sadly missed by the 10th Glen girls, family and friends. Donation in Memory to
Cornerstone Women’s Shelter
or Immigrant Woman Services Ottawa, greatly appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family on Wednesday, August 3 from 6 to 8 PM at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at St Maurice Church (4 Perry St & Meadowlands Dr.) at 11AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

HARRIS, James Francis

Peacefully on Friday July 22, 2022 at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of Ann (nèe Nass). Dearly loved father of Tammy Jones (Gilles Poirier). Proud Grandad of Emily Jones (Naryan Bell) of London England, Nicholas Jones (Vanessa Lalonde) of Toronto, On. Loved big brother of Mary (John Calderone). Predeceased by his devoted parents; late Frank Harris and Loretta Reynolds. Jim worked in retail for the majority of his career in the Ottawa area. The family would like to thank the 'Angels' on Dublin Wing at St Patrick’s Home for their dedication, care and compassion. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family on Friday, August 5 from from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Whelan Funeral Home , 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at St Mary’s Church (100 Yonge St at Bayswater) at 11AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

McGRATH, Margaret C.
(Retired Canada Post & Dept. of Agriculture)

Peacefully at Starwood Retirement Residence on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the age of 96 years. Margaret (nee Palombo), loving wife and best friend of the late Gerald McGrath. Dear mother of Michael. Cherished Grandmother to Meagan and the late Sarah. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family from 10AM until commencement of a Mass of Christian Funeral on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church hall. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ORLIK-RÜCKEMANN, Krystyna

Peacefully on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in Ottawa in her 99th year. Devoted wife of Kazimierz and beloved mother of Andrew and George and mother-in-law of Mia and Cindy. Proud grandmother of Christian,Tommy, Veronica, Louise, Sonia, Alexander, Kristoffer and Krystyna as well as the great and great-great-grandmother of many wonderful boys and girls.
Krystyna spent most of her childhood in the Tatra Mountains of Poland on the family's country estate before moving to Warsaw. When the Germans started bombing the city in 1939 her father and brother soon got deeply involved in the resistance organizations. Krystyna was a teenager but volunteered for communications duties in the south. This led to her arrest and she was sent to the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Germany in 1943. At the end of the war she was brought to Sweden by the Red Cross where she eventually met the love of her life. She completed her education in Stockholm. Cycling excursions in the Swedish countryside with her husband and two little sons were among her favorite pastimes on weekends. A special occasional treat was a visit to an art museum or theater.
The family moved to Ottawa in 1955 where she worked as a microbiologist until retiring early to devote herself to her rapidly expanding family. She designed the family cottage near Barry's Bay where she enjoyed many wonderful summers with her grandchildren. Krystyna could not tolerate bullying or mistreatment of animals and was not afraid to intervene when necessary. She had many friends, loved to dance and was passionate about art and music. After years of careful planning, Krysytyna got away on a long solo tour of Italy and France where she got intimately acquainted with all the sculptures and paintings she had studied for so long. Not to mention the local culinary arts.

She inspired so many of us by setting a strong example and was always there to support or help. She will be missed forever.

A Memorial Funeral Service and reception will be held on Monday, July 25th, 2022 at 11 am at Beechwood Cemetery. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Donations to the May Court Hospice would be deeply appreciated https://maycourt.org/
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

VILLENEUVE, K. Elaine (nee Belier)
(Retired Federal Government- Customs Canada)

Peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in her 76th year. Karen Elaine Villeneuve, loving daughter of the late Robert ‘Bob’ Belier & Dorothy (nèe Milks). Dear sister of Brenda (Roy Brazeau). Cherished Aunt of Derek and great-aunt to Kyle and Taylor. Life long friend of Liz Beasley. Friends are invited to attend a Mass in Memory at St Mary’s Church (Yonge St.& Bayswater) on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Interment of the urn at The Notre Dame Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

JENKINS, Mary Margaret Theresa (nee Lavelle)
September 7, 1940 - June 25, 2022

On most days Mary could be seen tending to her beloved flower garden, and it was there that she suffered a fall on June 19, 2022. A week later, Mary passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family.

Mary was the loving and beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Jenkins. The devoted and proud mother of Mary Ann (Adje van de Sande) and Robert (Andrea Sharpe). She will be affectionately remembered by granddaughters Amy (Theo Stiller) of Maui, Taylor Ann, and Janna Maria both of Ottawa. Mary adored her great-grandchildren. She was Little Grandma to Luca, Liliana (predeceased), Maia, Matthias, Marley, Milo and Isla and Granny Apple to Otis and Harriet. She was predeceased by her parents Frances (O’Brien) and Anthony Lavelle, and her sisters-in-law June Schramm (late Randy), and Joan Ambrose (late George). She is survived by her brother Gerard Lavelle (Paul Schaub) and sisters-in-law Helen Park (late Alan) and Myrna Jenkins (David McNally).

Mary was born in Pembroke, Ontario and attended the Convent of Mary Immaculate School. Upon graduation in 1957, she, along with her widowed mother and younger brother Gerard, moved to Old Ottawa East to be closer to her mother’s family. After completing a secretarial course at Immaculata High School she quickly obtained a job with the newly expanding civil service.

She met Jack while working at the National Energy Board (NEB) and after a whirlwind romance they were married in 1960 and went on to celebrate 56 wonderful years together. In 1961, they moved into what would become their forever home. While Jack pursued a career at the NEB, Mary devoted her life to her family, friends, and numerous social and charitable endeavours.

She was unwavering in her support of her two children and immensely proud of her three granddaughters. She couldn’t wait for her daily updates on what her great-grandchildren were up to. Mary was very appreciative that during the pandemic, Gerard and Paul warmly welcomed her into their “Covid Bubble”.

Mary cherished her friendships; she was loyal and caring to those in her broad circle of friends. They in turn provided her with love and support which was especially appreciated as she cared first for her mother, and then later for her husband as he lived with Parkinson’s Disease.

Mary loved to travel, both with family and friends. She treasured the memories of her time spent in Florida, France, and Turkey. She was delighted to have been able to enjoy a solo trip to Maui shortly before her death, spending two wonderful weeks with Amy’s family.

Mary and Jack enjoyed a wide circle of friends. They were long-time members of the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. As a member of the Rideau Club, Mary served on the Special Events Committee. Through Mary’s involvement with the International Club, she opened their home to friends from all over the world.

Mary dedicated several years to fundraising for Salus, an organization which held a special place in her heart. A consummate organizer, Mary served as President of the Engineer’s Wives Association, President of Art Lending, was a valued member of the International Club and volunteered at Holy Cross Church.

We will remember her as being fiercely independent, hard-working, a loyal friend, and full of life. She was passionate about bridge, cryptic crossword puzzles, travel, and her garden. We will miss her thousand little kindnesses.

Mary was a strong supporter of the work of Salus, a charity that provides life-changing housing and support services to people living with serious mental illness. Donations can be made in Mary’s honour at https://www.salusottawa.org/in-memorium-in-honour/ or by phoning 613-729-0123.

Please join our family for a Celebration of Mary’s Life, on what would have been her 82nd birthday. It will be held at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, One Hunt Club Road on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 2:00p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ISRAEL, Tina Marie

On July 4, 2022, Tina Marie de Veyra-Israel peacefully joined our Lord. With much serenity, she accepted her fate. Courageously, she decided not to let the complications of her illness dictate how she would live the last days of her life on earth. With wisdom from her faith and her medical providers she chose the end of this chapter in her story.

Tina Marie was born on August 14, 1965 in Manila, Philippines to the late Severino S. de Veyra and the late Teresita V. Santos. She attended Dominican College in San Juan, Metro Manila for her primary and secondary education and graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas in Sampaloc, Manila. On September 8, 1991 she married her best friend and love of her life, Prudencio Israel in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. They are blessed with a son, Jonathan Amos. In April 2006, her family migrated to Ontario, Canada where they spent more memorable moments in their life.

She will be greatly missed by her younger sister, Teresa Maria and niece, Katherine Terese de Veyra.

We, her family, join Tina in thanking relatives, friends and healthcare providers for enriching her life especially towards the end.

Cremation is on July 6 at 11:15am. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Basilica (Ottawa, Ontario) on July 8 at 10am. As per her wish, interment will be in the Philippines on Feb 2023.

Padasal/Prayers through Zoom on July 4 - July 12.
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85956023351?pwd=b3MzaStONEVpelQ5b2tlVG1KalJ2dz09
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

KENNEDY, David James

Passed away peacefully on June 16, 2022 at the age of 51. Beloved son of Jocelyne Kennedy (nèe Lafleur) and the late Blair Kennedy. Cherished brother of Gordon, Michael (Louise) and Deborah (Luc). Dear Uncle of Julie. A special thanks to the Staff of Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills for their care, dedication and compassion given to our David. Please join the family to Celebrate David’s life on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11AM at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488 / info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca

HONE-MAYNARD, Elaine

Passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the age of 82. Beloved wife to the late Thomas Maynard (2018). She will be deeply missed by her niece Susanne (nee Hone) Sauve and her husband Scott. Fondly remembered by her nephew Stephen Hone. Kind great-aunt to Robert (Kelsey), Shane (Sarah), Matthew, Daniel, Justin and great-great aunt to Rainey. Years of good memories shared by the Maynard and Maaten families. A special mention to her long time best friend Nella Auchterlonie of 67 years.
Will always be remembered by her family and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LONG, Gerry
(February 12, 1976 -June 10, 2022)

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Gerry Long (known as J.J. by all those close to him) on Friday, June 10 2022.
Gerry will be fondly remembered for his spirit, kindness, love of food, life and music. His amazing smile, and most of all his ability to make everyone else smile.
Gerry (JJ) is survived by his mother Judy Long (Dillon), brothers Dallas Long (Robyn) and Ross Long (Jocelyn) and Sister Dana Potvin (Bill). Nieces and Nephews Robin Mayber, Oliver Long, Kaylee (DJ) and Liam Potvin, along with many cousins who were always in his heart.
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Friday June 17, 2022 at Sunnyside Wesleyan Church (58 Grosvenor ave) with Pastor Jesse Duncan, officiating. Reception to follow downstairs.
The family of Gerry (JJ) wishes to extend our sincere thank you to all the staff and residents of Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills (OCL), where JJ has lived happily for many years. The staff and residents became his extended family, and he felt cared for and loved.
In Lieu of flowers, and memory of Gerry, Donations to Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills (OCL), or C.H.E.O. would be greatly appreciated.

OCL through Canada helps
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/16812

Or Children’s Hospital
https://cheofoundation.donordrive.com
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

HANDFIELD, Joseph Daniel
Nov 3, 1958 - May 26, 2022

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Daniel Handfield. Dan was predeceased by his brother Raymond Jr. and sister Debbie. He leaves behind his sister Carol, brothers Dean and Jean-Claude as well as his many friends at St. Joseph’s Parish.
Dan was a skilled master carpenter. He applied his skill in refurbishing, redesigning and refinishing many of the spaces and areas of the parish including the St. Joe’s Supper Table and the St. Joe’s Women’s Centre. Dan was a humble and proud man with a great sense of humour and a strong work ethic. He will be greatly missed by many.
Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m.at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 174 Wilbrod St. Ottawa. In memoriam donations to St. Joseph’s Church.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BERRY, Peter
Feb. 14, 1951 – May 19, 2022

The family is sad to announce Peter’s death on May 19th at the age of 71 years after a brave struggle with cancer. Peter was born in Brandon, Manitoba. Predeceased by his father Jack (1989), mother Norah (2021) and his brother Tom (2013). Survived by his sister Jill (Bernie) Peter leaves behind his wife Susan and his children Kendra (Garth), Dylan, Justine (Kyle) and Jordan (Kerry). Peter’s children were his world. He was blessed with grandsons and was a loving, devoted ‘Grandpop’ to Kyson and Talon. Peter enjoyed life to the fullest as an active athletic person. He enjoyed marathons, parachuting, sailing, skiing, skating and biking. Peter was also an artistic person who took great pleasure in photography, marquetry, sketching and his music especially the Rock and Roll bands – The Beatles Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. During retirement he provided support and respite to foster parents of troubled youth. He had a passion for this work. He was a compassionate and valued role model. Peter also enjoyed travelling to New York City, Australia, Cuba, Florida, Jamaica and Banff, Alberta. Peter will be so missed. In memoriam donations to Cancer Research or Children’s Aid Foundation would be appreciated. Please join the family to Celebrate Peter’s life on Sunday, May 29 at 3 Sonata from 1-4 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

Katharine Judith King – Jude, Judy, Judester, Judite, Mum
16 August 1950 – 04 December 2021
“Unique unto herself”

- M. King II

On the mists of the blanketing flakes of this past December’s first gentle, soft snowfall, and warmly surrounded by loved ones, Judy’s beautiful, tired soul peacefully drifted from this place, in grace, to her next spirit realm.

Born in Ottawa to proud members of the federal public service Margaret Stewart King (nee White) and Wilfred (Bill) Joseph King, Katharine Judith was the third of nine children. A loyal and protective sister, Judy would come to be a “mentor”, a “pillar”, a “trusty confidante”, and “one of the funniest chicks I’ve ever known” to her dear siblings Margaret, Terry, Maureen, Matthew, Rosie, Maribeth, Bill, and Tina.

To her brood, Kimberley, Karen (Eduardo), Adam, Kristen and Katharine, “Mum” was a model of tenacity, strength, humility, intention, and good grammar! Always with a dictionary at hand, keen instincts, brutal honesty, and unconditional love.

Her compassion, joie de vivre, fierce sense of individuality, and absence of judgementalism extended like tera firma across the landscape of her next generations. To her adoring grandchildren: Jakob, Makhaila, Simon, Taylor, Hunter, Leila and Felix, “Gran” was the iconic matriarch of discipline, kindness, generosity, and candies at the door.

Her many loving nieces and nephews, and their children in turn, were ever in “Jude’s” heart, on her “loot bag list”, pictured on her walls, and frequently found in her kitchen – oh how she loved a “pop-in visit”.

With great equanimity as Employment Relations Officer for PIPSC, (Professional Institute of the Public Service Canada) (1980 - 2005), “Judite” was meticulous, methodical and fierce in her advocacy for what was just. Her whip sharp intellect, unwavering ability for critical thinking, tireless work ethic, and innateness of humane benevolence achieved her not only the utmost regard of her colleagues, but resoundingly impacted the outcome of favourable resolution throughout her career, ameliorating the lives of many.

As per the “Judester’s” love for life, music, dance, cheer, and good party photos please bring your fondest memories, outta-tune voices, musical instruments, dancing shoes and hard copy pics to join together in celebration of this Dynamo!

Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Carleton Tavern, 233 Armstrong Ave., Ottawa
NB: Parkdale Park, market and city wading pool are directly across the street

We will exchange stories and photos, share food, drink, the dancefloor and stage (with the talented and hospitable Peter Voith - for those so inclined) and perhaps a splash and a picnic table (- for those, like Judy, who also love flowers, fresh produce, water, sun and swings!)

In her own words:

“I was born blessed. My life was blessed. My family, my friends, my paths, my strengths and my weaknesses made me - with all your help, love and assistance.
May you walk softly and do no intentional harm - be kind to one another.
May the wind be on your back. God bless”
- J.King,


Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. (613) 233-1488

SCOTT, Lola C. (née Lewis)
(Retired Registered Nurse – Civic Hospital)

Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, May 1, 2022 in her 84th year. Lola Scott, beloved wife of 60 years and best friend of Richard Patrick ‘Mike” Scott. Loving mother of Jennifer (Daniel O’Day), David Scott (Gisella Cesario) and Judy (Jack Doyle). Cherished grandmother to Makenzie, Brody, Michaele, Lolena, Celestina, Shane and Rachel. Lola was the daughter of the late William Lewis and Audrey (née Dowler). Predeceased by her sisters Harolyn Lewis, Darley Evans, brother John Lewis, and survived by her sister Ann Marshall. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. We love you Mom, and will keep you forever in our hearts.

A special thank you to the staff on D5 at the Civic Hospital, Dr. Douglas and Nurse Katrina from Bayshore’s Palliative Care, the 4th floor Caregivers and Phil MacDonald at the Ravines Retirement Residence. Friends are invited to join the family at a mass in memory of Lola at St. Maurice Church, 4 Perry St. at Meadowlands Drive on Friday, May 13 at 11a.m. with reception to follow. Donations to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488 / info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca

LARKIN, Diana M.
(née Chaput)
September 8, 1942 - April 21, 2022

Peacefully at Longfields Manor on April 21, 2022, at the age of 79 years. Beloved wife of the late John E. Larkin. Loving mother of Kathleen Joy (Michael) and Stephen (Jo-Anne Lalonde). Cherished grandmother of Connor, Kaitlyn, Justine and Patrick. Survived by her sister Janet (Charles Gagnon). Predeceased by her parents Lionel (Len) Chaput and Hilda (née Day) and brothers Richard and Gregory. Diana was a proud public servant, serving Canada at the Privy Council Office, and overseas alongside John at postings to Mexico, Washington, Tokyo, Vienna, New York, Barbados (twice) and Taipei, Taiwan. The family wishes to thankfully acknowledge the staff at Longfields Manor for their wonderful care and compassion. Special thanks to Olivia, Gita and Sarah. Visitation will take place at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Maurice’s Church, 4 Perry Street, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CODY, Reverend Peter George

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Fr. Peter Cody. He passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022, at his retirement residence in Nepean. Fr. Peter Cody was born on March 16, 1948, in Ottawa. He studied arts and philosophy at Resurrection College in Kitchener and theology at St. Peter's Seminary in London, Ontario. Son of the late George Cody and Dorothea (née Rheaume). Survived by his siblings Sheila Duncan of California and John Cody. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Ottawa by Archbishop Joseph-Aurèle Plourde on May 3, 1974, at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Ottawa. He began his ministry as an assistant pastor, successively serving at St. George’s Parish in Ottawa, St. Maurice’s Parish in Nepean, and Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Ottawa. In 1979, he was appointed administrator of St. Jude’s Parish in Hawkesbury and, in 1981, he also became administrator of the new Community of Our Lady of Divine Love in Pendleton, which went on to be erected as a parish the following year. He was named pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Vanier in 1987. In 1992, he was appointed chaplain at St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa, after helping there almost weekly during the previous year. This appointment would last until his retirement in 2013. He then continued to assist on an occasional basis, most notably at St. Patrick’s Basilica in Ottawa, St. Martin de Porres Parish in Nepean, and Sheng Shen Parish in Gloucester. Over the years, he held various other chaplain positions, including with the Knights of Columbus Councils #6217 and #8359, the Ottawa Civic Hospital, the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre, the Smith Clinic in Hawkesbury, and the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital. He was also involved as advisor to the IWA Union in Hawkesbury and as a board member for the Union des Récipients d’Assistance Sociale de Prescott-Russell and for Secrel in Ottawa. Friends may pay respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay and Lyon) on Monday, May 2, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM. The funeral for Fr. Peter Cody will be held at St. Patrick’s Basilica, 281 Kent Street, Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 10:00 am. Please remember Fr. Peter Cody and his family in your prayers. Donations in memory of Fr. Peter can be made to the Knights of Columbus Council Numbers 6217 or 8359, or to the Shepherd's of Good Hope and would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488 or info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca

POIRIER, Valerie Mary-Ellen
(Music Director St Theresa’s Parish & Kelly Funeral Homes - Grandma to All)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in her 82nd year; of our dear mother Valerie ‘Val’ Poirier (née Moran) beloved wife and best friend of the late John Ernest Poirier. Loving mother of Kathleen (Dan Lynch) of Denver CO and Sue (Kevin Carroll) of Orleans ON. Loving grandmother and best friend to all six grandchildren: Brendan (Numero Uno), Adam (Adman), Ryan (Ry Guy), John (Johnnie Bonnie), Sean (My Seannie), and Tara (Missy Moo); and to hundreds of kids – big and small who knew and loved Grandma in Ottawa and Denver alike; and once adopted they assumed “special roles of the heart” as Grandma saw fit.

Special cousin of Dr. Margot Morrissette of Ottawa (raised like sisters and formidable bridge partners), Maureen Shaw (late night telephone cohort) and sister-in-law Lori Poirier (Val’s favorite “boat person” whom she introduced to the magic of snow angels); she was a fierce protector of all she loved, those she knew and the underserved. Special friend to many – but especially Aileen Davies, Randy Taylor and Lise Grouleau who are part of the “inner circle” and who have been unwavering in their support and love.

Daughter of the late Graydon Moran & Lola (née Asher), and Niece of the late Irene Asher. Valerie was an incredible daughter, niece & friend who treasured her family, her parish community, and her circle of friends.

Proud and dedicated organist and musical director at St Theresa’s Parish for 60 years. Appointed at age 12, she found great joy leading St. Theresa’s Choir. Lead Organist at Kelly Funeral Home for 30 years, she cherished the friendships made and families served at difficult times. Dedicated past president of St Theresa’s Catholic Women’s League (CWL), tireless supporter and fundraiser for the Lung Association (with Max Keeping), Conveyor and organizer of St Theresa’s parish Church bazaar, she has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities in her lifetime. An avid sports nut – she found great joy in supporting her three favorite teams: the Ottawa Senators, The Ottawa Red Blacks and “her Jays”.

An incredible lady, full of grace she is an example of the strength of love, the importance of family, the gift of community service and the rewards afforded to faithful servants for a life well lived. We celebrate the passing of Valerie, dance behind her in celebration of all the gifts and love she gave, and are broken with her departure.

Friends may pay their respects to the family on Friday from 4 to 9PM at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at St Theresa’s Parish (Somerset St W. & Cartier) at 11 AM. A time of refreshment & fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery in the Asher family plot will follow on Monday.

Donations in Memory of Val to St Theresa’s Parish Annual Bazaar are greatly appreciated by the family. https://www.sttheresaottawa.com/


Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488 or info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca.

O’FARRELL, Michael Patrick

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Michael, most beloved husband and sweetie of 55 years to Mary (née Delahunty), loving father of Robert (Brigitte) and James (formerly Guylaine) (presently Allison), dearly loved and treasured grandfather to Alexandra and Catherine, predeceased by son David (Amanda), survived by sister Kathleen (John Charbonneau).

On March 16, 2022, Michael’s spirit left this earth to join his son David in heaven. The memory of Michael’s indomitable spirit will be forever cherished by all who loved him. A memorial will be held for Michael at some time in the forthcoming late spring or early summer. Friends may join family on June 11 from 1-4 PM for a time of remembrance, refreshment & fellowship at Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St. Whelan Funeral Home
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488 or info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca.

BUJOLD,  S. Elisabeth   (S. Marie Léonard)

BUJOLD_SE

de la Congrégation des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, est décédée à Ottawa,  le 4 mars 2022 à l’âge de 109 ans et six mois. Entrée en communauté le jour de ses 20 ans, le 20 août 1932 alors que a congrégation  ne comptait que 13 ans d’existence.  90 ans de vie religieuse.  Née à St-Siméon de Bonaventure en Gaspésie,  elle était la fille de feu  Lazare Bujold et de feu Louise Caillouette.  Prédécédée par ses frères et sœurs.  Elle laisse dans le deuil les religieuses de sa communauté, de nombreux neveux et nièces, des arrière-neveux et nièces ainsi que de nombreux ami.e.s.  Sa charmante personnalité, son sourire si bienveillant, sa chaleureuse présence à chacune  resteront à jamais gravés dans nos cœurs.  Compte tenu des restrictions liées à la Covid, la célébration des funérailles pourrait avoir lieu le samedi, 20 août 2022, à 10h  à l’église Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes,  435 chemin de Montréal (Vanier).   Célébration de sa vie le vendredi 19 août à 19h30 à la Maison Accueil-Sagesse, 424 chemin de Montréal (Vanier).  Inhumation au Cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa. Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la Maison funéraire Whelan.

 

PAQUETTE, Rene Louis

Passed away peacefully on March 4th, 2022 at the age of 90. Loving father to his son, Gilles and daughters, Cheryl, Theresa (John Clarke) and Cherice (Dave Lacroix). Proud grandfather of Shannon (Kevin Francoeur), Jacob (Jennifer), Natasha (Rob McLennan) and Carley. Great grandfather of Jaryd and Liam Paquette. Rene had a wonderful zest for life. He was very talented in anything he did. He was the best french waiter and maître d in Ottawa that served many important people including Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Barbara Streisand, Margaret Trudeau, Mick Jagger and Liberace. He loved people, had an infectious laugh and enjoyed travelling the World. He will be sorely missed. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Monday, March 28, 2022 at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) from 1pm until a Celebration of Rene’s Life at 2pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MATTHEWS, Wain
(born in Cochrane, Ontario member of Weenusk Reserve)

Passed away in hospital on March 2, 2022 at the age of 52. Wain was the loving husband of Lisa Risewick. Proud father his two sons Skye and Erez Levin and stepsons Christopher and Calen Chellew. Dear son of Hanna & Raphael Matthews. Beloved brother of Anastasia, Judy, Juliet, John, Henry, George and Eveline; and his late siblings Helen, Linda, Sammy and his twin Wendy. Wain will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Latin Requiem Mass at St Clement Parish, 528 Old St Patrick St., Lower Town on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10 a.m. followed by cremation.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

READ, Lucille Marie Rose (née LaCroix)

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the peaceful passing of Lucille Marie Rose Read (née LaCroix) on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Beloved wife of Donald for 52 years, loving mother of Luke (Kristen), Louise, and Mary Ellen (Keith), and cherished grandmother of Zoe. She will be greatly missed by her brother Patrick (Patti; late Naomi), sister-in-law Geraldine (late Allen), nephew Paul (Debbie), nieces Lisa and Dana (Jakob), grandnieces Meghan (Sean) and Soleil, grandnephews Chris and Kaizen, and great grandnieces Jane and Liza. She was predeceased by her parents, Olive A. Kelpin and G. Wilfred LaCroix, an infant daughter, a brother, and a sister-in-law.
Lucille was born on August 14, 1943, in Victoria, British Columbia and, in 1959, moved with her family to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In 1963, she and her parents settled in Nepean, Ontario. After graduating from Ottawa Teachers' College, Lucille taught primary grades for seven years until motherhood became her priority. Her love of travel did not wane. The family made three camping trips across Canada and the northern States. Their children were also introduced to Florida, Hawaii, and Europe. Lucille lived and loved with a keen sense of humor and with much pride and joy in her family. She enjoyed listening to music, attending folk festivals, and playing the piano. Their family cottage was a place for gardening and relaxation. Lucille was a voracious reader. She would select an author, usually a Canadian one, and then proceed to read all their works in the sequence in which they were written. Her resilience and faith brought her through a severe stroke in 2002 and other health challenges. Even so, the couple continued to travel. Each winter, Florida beckoned until her need for hemodialysis arose. Over the years, she and Donald sponsored and assisted families who immigrated to Ottawa from Cambodia, Laos, and Syria. She was a strong advocate for social justice. Lucille had many cherished friendships which lasted a lifetime. Her spirit of love, compassion, and kindness will forever endure in our hearts.
Lucille’s family wishes to thank Dr. Melissa Forgie and Dr. Stuart Kurtz for their many years of superb care and sage advice, as she faced multiple challenges, including polycythemia vera. The dedicated staff at Ottawa Carleton Dialysis Clinic are also gratefully acknowledged. A special thank you to the staff of the Dialysis Unit and of 2 North at St. Vincent Hospital who took such wonderful care of her.
As per her wishes, there will be no funeral or celebration of life. A private interment will take place in Ottawa's Beechwood Cemetery. Those wishing to donate in memory of Lucille, please consider a medical facility of your choice. Rest in peace, Lu.

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
(Mother Teresa)

SCHERR, Lawrence Francis
Born on the 17 April 1941 Victoria, B.C.
Died on the 19 February 2022 in Ottawa, ON. at age 80


Larry and Mary (née O’Neill) were married in 1962
He is the proud father of 5 children,
25 grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.
Predeceased by brothers Dave and Alan;
his dear sons Steven and Ron;
and granddaughter Bernadette.
Larry will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Friends are invited to pay respects to the family
at St Mary’s Parish (100 Young St. at Bayswater),
from 10 AM until commencement of a Mass of Christian Funeral
on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM.

Arrangements entrusted to
the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

TYMOWSKA, Danuta Hanna

Danuta Hanna Tymowska, age 84, died peacefully in her home in Ottawa on February 12, 2022.
Danuta’s resilience and faith carried her through many hardships in the first half of her life. Born in Gdynia, Poland on June 18, 1937, Danuta (née Mojseowicz) survived World War II as a child and later, the communist occupation. Despite such adversity, she completed a Masters in Biology and became a senior editor at a scientific publishing house in Warsaw.

In her early 40s, Danuta and her husband Jerzy, along with two young sons, fled Poland to seek stability in Canada. As an immigrant in a new country, Danuta adapted quickly to help provide for the family. In one of her many pursuits, she became a leading encyclopedia salesperson. While running the family household, she also completed a Masters in Education at the University of Ottawa and taught in various capacities.

Danuta was active in the Polish and Catholic communities and contributed to many charities. She also had an enduring passion for the natural world and was continuously tending to flowers, plants and birds. In her eighties, she shared this passion with the world by authoring a book in Polish on the life of Jane Goodall.

Danuta is survived by her sons Witold (Linda) and Raphael as well as her grandsons Lukas and André. She will be dearly missed by relatives, cherished neighbours in Rockcliffe and friends within the Polish Catholic community. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jerzy.

Funeral services (in English and Polish) will take place at St. Hyacinth’s Roman Catholic Parish (201 Lebreton St. N.) in Ottawa on Saturday, February 26th at 9:30am. Please contact the parish for capacity limits. The service will also be available online at the following link: https://swjacek-tv.click2stream.com/

Burial services will be limited to those who knew Danuta and will occur after the service at Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations can be made to St. Hyacinth’s Roman Catholic Parish or the The Ottawa Humane Society.

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ASCHONG, Carmen Catherine Veronica
April 13th, 1933 – February 4th, 2022

A strong and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She passed away at the age of 88 in the early morning of February 4th, 2022.

Carmen was born April 13th, 1933, her native soil being Georgetown, Guyana. A daughter to the late Catherine and Perihag, and a sister to the late Rudolph. Orphaned by the age of 5, Carmen discovered resilience and independence, upon being raised by Margaret and Hydekan. In 1949, she was married to the late Clifton Narain, and blessed with 5 children: Michael, Elizabeth, Joan, Rosita and Patricia. With her entrepreneurial spirit, she supported her children as a young mother by making and selling black pudding, crochet doilies, plantain chips and floral baskets upon order.

Carmen immigrated to Canada, March 13th, 1977, to her home in Cote-St-Luc, Quebec, where she spent her time doing the things she loved most, including knitting blankets for her grandchildren, frying plantain chips and taking care of her indoor garden. She briefly lived in Aylmer, Quebec before planting roots in Pembroke, Ontario in 2001, where she spent the rest of her days in the loving home of her daughter Rosita. Here, she enjoyed spending time outdoors where she was able to pursue her love for gardening. Carmen loved escaping the country living by visiting her family in New York, where she would spend lengths of time with her dearest son Michael. She was fortunate enough to travel within Canada and internationally to visit her flourishing children and see her grandchildren seedlings bloom over the years.

Carmen Aschong is survived and will be missed by a formidable family; her 5 children: Michael, Elizabeth, Joan, Rosita and Patricia; her 19 grandchildren: Michael Jr, Nicole, Michelle, Dionne, Shamika, David, Karen, Melissa, Melanie, Kelsea, Jacqueline, Jessica, Fabian, Cindy, Diana, Samantha, Cassandra, Lisa and Christopher, and her 21 great-grandchildren: Kristian, Tyler, Quinton, Nathaniel, Natalya, Kyanna, Alyssa, Amaya, Alexander, Maximus, Ava, Ivy, Jayce, Candice, Paris, Capri, Jayden, Abigail, Emmerintiana, Dominic and Chase.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SENKOWSKA, Danuta

It is with tranquil hearts that we say goodbye to Danuta Senkowska, aged 84. Danuta transitioned peacefully to everlasting life on February 2, 2022. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends at the New Orchard Lodge for long term care. Danuta was a gentle, compassionate and generous person who will be missed dearly by so many.

Danuta’s early life was filled with hardship, but her family’s determination and strong faith carried them through. Born in Poland on May 02, 1937. Danuta’s early years were spent with her mother Leokadia and her two brothers in a forced relocation to Siberia during World War II, during which her father Dymitr was arrested and taken to the “Gulags” and after ten years never returned. After the war, her family returned to Poland to start their lives anew. Escaping Communism in Eastern Europe, this brave woman with husband Kazimierz (1936-2016) and three children, would again restart her life at age 45 finally settling in Ottawa, Canada in 1982.

Throughout her life in Ottawa, Danuta spent her time working in healthcare and participating as an active member in both her Polish Catholic parish and the Canadian Polish Women’s Federation. She was awarded Medal of Honor as a World War II Siberia Survivor. Danuta will be remembered for her healing hands; her love of all living things great and small; and her unrelenting devotion to her family, friends and community. Her home and heart were always open to strangers and friends alike. She and Kazimierz privately sponsored numerous Polish immigrants looking for a better life in Canada. She truly moved through her life with grace, benevolence and selflessness. Her deep religious faith and her commitment to upholding strong family and cultural values have left a lasting impression on those that survive her. She was an inspiration in how not to let adversity overcome our lives and how to carry on and be grateful with what is given to us.

Danuta’s family would like to send a special thank you to the nurses and other staff members at Extendicare New Orchard Lodge, who took such great care of her these past four years; especially in the last two years where there was so much loneliness and isolation amongst the most vulnerable in our society.

Danuta is survived by her 3 children; Marek (Joanna); Alina (Stephen); and Ewa (Richard) and two brothers Zbigniew and Bogdan. She was also dearly loved by her two grandchildren Ella and Luca.

Services: A mass will be held at Saint Hyacinth Roman Catholic Polish Church in Ottawa on February 11th at 11am. Please contact the parish for capacity limits and video links (https://swjacek-tv.click2stream.com/ ) .

In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations can be made to
the Polish Catholic Parish of Ottawa, St. Hyacinth for their most pressing needs.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DALPRÁ, Antonio Francisco

After a brilliant and adventurous life, Antonio passed away peacefully early Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 surrounded by his wife Eileen and children Gabriel, Flavia and Celeste singing and praying him home. We give thanks to God for the gift of our Papa, husband and friend; for the love and laughter he gave to each of us.

In 1989, Antonio left his beloved friends and family in Argentina to come to Canada to pursue his dream of being with the one he loved and to create a future as a husband and father. Everyone who knew him, experienced and benefitted from his generosity, his strength, his wit and candor. He embraced life fully and lived with passion.

He will always be remembered by those he loved and those who loved him. He had a special place and tenderness in his heart for the young and was immensely blessed by the lives of his children, nieces and nephews and his godchildren. Many thanks to all of you who embraced him and opened your hearts and homes to him, especially the Preun Family.

Thank you all for your love and support.

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people Praise his holy name

For his anger lasts only a moment
But his favour lasts a lifetime
Weeping may tarry for the night
But JOY comes in the morning!

Psalm 30: 4-5


Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

de del CASTILLO, Magaly Mujica

Known by all – family and friends alike – as Tati, our matriarch, Magaly Mujica de del Castillo, was born on the 14th of January 1933 to Pedro Mujica and Dolores Padron de Mujica of Caracas, Venezuela. Tati grew up in Caracas where, as a young woman, she met Alvaro Modesto del Castillo Jantzen, a young officer in the Venezuelan Navy whom she married on December 21st, 1950. Tati would then embark on an eighteen-year journey of travel, giving birth to six children, planting family roots and picking them up again seven times. In 1950, Tati travelled to England with her husband who was to oversee the refurbishment of several battleships. Tati learned English while managing food rationing during the English post-war period. Tati also gave birth to her first two children, Marta del Rosario (November 19th, 1951 in Portsmouth), and Oswaldo Jose (March 28th, 1953 in Barrow-in Furness). Back in her native Venezuela, Tati re-established her home and family roots in Caracas, giving birth to Magaly Sophia (December 20th, 1954) and Alvaro Jose (October 1st, 1956). The next family travel was to Rio de Jainero, Brazil, where Tati lived for three years, learned Portuguese, and enjoyed Carnival from her balcony overlooking the Copacabana beach. It was in Rio that Andrés Eduardo was born (March 29th, 1961). Then, after a brief period back in Venezuela, the domestic political environment in 1962 forced the family to exile in Madrid, Spain for six and a half years, during which Maria del Mar was born on her father’s birthday (June 27th, 1964). With political tides changing once again in Venezuela, the family moved; this time to Ottawa, Canada when Alvaro became the Embassy’s Naval Attaché. Their last international flight landed on December 15th, 1968, during a fierce Canadian snowstorm. Tati focused her energies on raising and educating her six children while her husband continued to travel for work: all this while navigating the challenges of adapting to a brand new culture. In 1977, at the age of 44, she lost her husband Alvaro who suddenly passed away. This event triggered the second part of Tati’s extraordinary journey. Firmly planting her banner in Canadian soil, she declared Canada her new home, where she would raise her children. She rolled up her sleeves and began to work and train, excelling at a career as a Physio Assistant for seniors.
And as her children grew up, Tati made her home also the home of many – welcoming her children’s friends with a smile and open arms. All those who came to the del Castillo home would gravitate to the kitchen, where they would receive council, care, and comfort. To her children’s friends, 729 Broadview was a sanctuary for warmth and her indelible Latin American affection. As her children grew older, her support and care for her children never waned, always maintaining a presence in their studies far from home, their respective families, and their interests in the music and performing arts. After retiring, Tati spent many years living with her children’s families, helping to raise a new del Castillo generation. Sadly, Tati’s memory began to fail, until her weakened mental and physical condition required special care — ultimately at the wonderful Ottawa Grace Manor, and the unmatchable personal care of Maria Flores.
On Friday, December 31st of 2021 Tati left us to rejoin the love of her life but lives on in the hearts of so many. Gracias Tati, we all love you. Tati was predeceased by her Brothers Pedro, Juan Luis and Gustavo, as well as her Sisters-in-Law Gloria (Julio Bacalao), Nora (Hector Paris) and Brother-in-Law Jesus Rafael Villegas. She will be missed by Sister-in-Law Alma de Villegas along with her many Nephews and Nieces who have reached out to Tati’s children. She will also be greatly missed by her cherished grandchildren Raquel, Andres and Alvaro (Marta/Andre); ex-daughter-in-law Eveline and grandson Gael; her daughter-in-law Miriam (Oswaldo); her grandchildren Daniel, Rebecca (Spencer) and Matthew (Magaly); Alvaro-John and Josef Edward (Alvaro/Evelyn); Lucas and Sofia (Andres/Sandra); Gabriel and Paloma (Maria del Mar/Guy Mullaly); and great grandchildren Ian, Adrian and Lillian, Mariah, Talia, Emily, Chloe and Harper Giselle (June 8th, 2020). Tati was cremated on January 4th, 2022. A memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held in the spring when family and friends can safely gather to look back on her truly remarkable life.
Donations in memory of Tati should be directed to
the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society
and/or to the Ottawa Grace Manor.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

COPELAND, Carol Anne

It is with great sadness that the family of Carol Anne Copeland (née Murphy) announces her passing at the age of 75 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

She is predeceased by her parents, Francis and Rosette Murphy. Beloved wife of the love of her life Paul Copeland for 53 years, she was mother to Paula, Michaela (Graham Ahearn) and Joanna, and her grandchildren, Siena, Hayden, Owen and Liam. She will be greatly missed by her siblings Sharon, Maureen and Larry (Brenda Burroughs) and by her loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and many cousins.

She lived courageously throughout her 7-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Our family is grateful for the care and friendship provided to her by the staff of Kilkenny at St. Patrick’s Home.

Carol Anne was born in London, Ontario on June 27, 1946 but grew up in Ottawa South. A graduate of Kemptville College, she worked briefly in the federal government before starting her own home based medical transcribing business allowing her to remain at home with her family.

She lived and loved with great happiness and joy and much pride in her family. She also had a great love for spending time with long-time friends, listening to music and enjoying cottage time at Norway Bay. Her spirit of compassion, love, and kindness will forever endure in our hearts.

Celebration of life details to occur in the Spring. Those wishing to donate in memory of Carol Anne, please consider
the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario.


Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

JACKSON, Zora

With immense sorrow the family of Zora Jackson (nee Lucyk) announces her passing at the age of 81 on Saturday, January 8, 2022. She died in the arms of her daughter in the Georgetown Hospital only two hours after arriving by ambulance. She had been spending her last few weeks at her daughter’s house near Toronto enjoying her last Christmas with both of her children, Robert (visiting from Calgary) and Larissa, Son-in-law Gregory Hunt and grandchildren Elias and Amelia. Zora is predeceased by her parents William and Lily Lucyk (nee Sulatycky) who were both born in Saskatchewan to Ukrainian immigrants. Zora and her younger brother David were raised in the town of Hafford Saskatchewan where they were active in their Ukrainian community, with other Lucyk and Sulatycky relatives nearby. Zora in her youth enjoyed playing the piano, Girl Guides, singing and acting in high school dramatic productions. She first attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where she received her BA majoring in psychology and drama. Next she received her BSW at UBC in Vancouver. Directly from there she received a scholarship to study at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. While studying in Northampton she also performed on stage in various dramatic productions at a nearby theatre. She returned to Canada with her MSW in clinical social work from Smith College and began work in the early 1960s at a Psychiatric facility in Toronto and sang in various choirs in Toronto. Soon she married her husband from Alliston, Ontario of 25 years Jim, who at the time was a recent graduate of RMC in Kingston. Together they began their married life stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky and while Jim was busy with military duties, she worked on the base counselling distraught soldiers that were returning from the Vietnam War. They soon returned to Canada and were located at Base Gagetown in New Brunswick. While there Zora had a premature baby Allan who sadly only lived a few days. Jim left the military in the late 60s and while he obtained his MBA in London, Ontario, Zora worked at the hospital as a social worker. They had their son Robert while living in London. Next they settled to stay long term in Ottawa, Ontario where Jim worked for the Federal government in both the Treasury Board and later as a director general with Environment Canada (as the departments were called at the time). Zora became the Director of the Social work department at the Royal Ottawa hospital in the early 1970s, and soon after had her daughter Larissa. In 1981 Zora’s social work department was transferred to its new location at the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre located next to CHEO and the General hospital. For approximately 20 years Zora was the Director of the Social work department at the Rehab Centre where she was an amazing social worker. To quote her colleague Marg, Zora “was not just well educated for the role from her time at Smith College, but she was also intuitive. She understood what kind of help clients required and was able to relate to them in such a way that they trusted and responded to her. As director, she was very supportive of her social workers and a fierce defender of the essential role that social work played in the rehabilitation process.” While raising her family and working in Ottawa, Zora also tirelessly gave her time to her Ukrainian Orthodox church community. With her beautiful singing voice, Zora could be found most Sunday mornings, singing in her church choir, later years she helped with organizing their Christmas carolling, working with the parish council and also the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada. Whenever and wherever help was needed she was there. Her friend Halyna said she was amazed last year that Zora came to help rake leaves on the church grounds despite her illness. She is remembered as saying “you just have to help”. She had been on the executive council for the parish and the Ottawa local Ukrainian Women’s association (UWAC) as a representative for the benevolent committee. From 1980-81 and 1985-1989 Zora was president of Ottawa local of UWAC . She also represented the church on their national women’s council. In addition to these voluntary roles, Zora ran groups with the Ottawa branch of the MS society in Ottawa and occasionally taught classes as a professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa and also some summers at the University of Saskatchewan. She separated from her husband in 91/92(he passed soon after in 1993), she retired from the Rehab centre in the late 90s then she made a brief move to Toronto for a handful of years before returning again to Ottawa. While in Toronto Zora quickly came out of retirement and worked as a social worker in the Neurodevelopmental Department of Bloorview Macmillan Centre for children with physical disabilities. For 34 years Zora donated her time to the Ontario March of Dimes, where she served on the board of directors and had been chair of the Awards Committee for a period of time. Among other accolades, in 2011 Zora received an award for her service with the Ontario March of Dimes. Zora, like her father Bill Lucyk before her, was a lifelong supporter of the NDP and volunteered in various capacities and for a time served as the Women’s Representative for the Ottawa West- Nepean NDP. How did Zora enjoy her free time you ask? She devoted herself to her children and grandchildren and the care of her elderly parents in their late years. She was member of a ladies’ Sorority group that held monthly meetings for decades. Twenty or so years ago she also became quite interested in farinfrared light technology and circulation boosting machines and became a distributor for HTE Canada. Her last night, she was using her far infrared light dome above her in bed as she felt it eased her pain. Zora’s travels took her far and wide, from the Arctic all the way down to Costa Rica, overseas to Europe, Asia, Africa, India but one of her favourite places was to be outside in a garden, especially her own with its lovely pond that Jim had made with an adjacent Japanese style tea house to sit in. Zora passed her love of gardening to her daughter and love of being outdoors, being active to both her children. Zora’s other hobbies in addition to singing in choirs included participating in her Ladies Book club, curling and in her earlier years, weaving. Among her dear friends spanning the globe include Jenny in New Zealand, Diane in England, Rose (George), Olya, Marg (Bob), Nina (Peter), Denise (Gordon), Lynn (Bob) and so many countless others in Ottawa, also Janice in Vancouver. She is survived by many cousins and also nephew Rick Jackson (Karen), nieces Cathy Jackson, Andrea Larson(Ron) and all of their children and her sister-in-law Lois Jackson (George ). Her niece Nathalie Lucyk (Nick) great niece Charlotte (David’s granddaughter) and 7 godchildren including Jocelyn, Tanya and Stephania.

Zora’s visitation will be held at the Whelan funeral home (613-233-1488), 515 Cooper Street, in Ottawa Friday January 14 and her funeral will be 11 AM Saturday January 15 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ottawa on Byron avenue with parking in back of church. Signs restricting parking in some spots behind church are only for weekdays and can be used no problem on a Saturday). Attendance is limited due to pandemic restrictions and those attending must coordinate with Whelan Funeral Home ( to see if space permits in-person attendance). Proof of vaccination and mask wearing is mandated. The funeral will be live streamed on church facebook page of Ukrainian orthodox cathedral ottawa January 15 at 11 am. Although there are spots to accommodate friends and fellow parishioners in Ottawa to attend the church service they are at limited capacity but some spots have already been reserved. Please contact Whelan Funeral Home if interested in attending the visitation or the funeral in person. Later in the Spring or Summer, Zora will have her burial at the Ukrainian Church cemetery in Hafford, Saskatchewan which will be officiated by Zora’s beloved cousin the Reverend Doctor Stanford Lucyk. Many know Zora was diagnosed with late stage cancer in 2017 yet with astounding fortitude, grace, strength, positivity and never diminishing hope she continued being as active as she could in the activities that meant so much to her. Zora’s children Robert and Larissa thank everyone for their kind messages and all those many friends who assisted in her last years either by bringing her food, driving her to appointments or giving her support in person or on the phone. Zora would not want me to forget to mention her thanks to family doctor Dr Barb Yeats, her oncologist Dr. Derek Jonker and all the staff who work at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer care program. Also I would like to personally thank the Emergency Room staff at the Georgetown Hospital that cared for her in her last moments and the two paramedics who transported her by ambulance that morning from my residence. Zora was a kind and patient mother, a hardworking, hopeful, cheery, talented, musical, intelligent, beautiful, elegant, wise and independent lady who had a bewitching effect on all. She carried a light, joy and goodness within her everywhere she went. Her spirit and memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of her many friends and relatives but most especially in Robert and Larissa. May she rest in Eternal Peace. The family would appreciate, if so desired, Donations in Memory of Zora, be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LEONARD, Genevieve H.

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing on November 23,2021, of Genevieve Palley Leonard. Born in Bowell, Ab.and raised in the Prairies, she found her way to Montreal where she found the love of her life, Walter and raised three children, Lynda (Lance), Lance (Jill) and Laird (Channie). Roommate, Cheerleader, lover of celebrity gossip and the sassiest grandmother to ever walk the earth, Granny held a special place in the hearts of her nine grandchildren, Owen, Evan (Sam), Kaitlin (Pat), Meaghan, Thea (Arvin), Shannon, James Andrew, Dominique (Dan) and Philippe. She will also be deeply missed by her two great-grandchildren Westen and Drake and the many friends she made over the 90 years of her rich and vital life. Mom loved getting her family around the table where she spoiled us with her great cooking and lively. She'll be warmly remembered for her cabbage rolls and Christmas cookies, which we will never be able to fully replicate. We miss you mom. Condolences and tributes may be made through Whelan Funeral Home at www.whelanfuneralhome.ca
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

COSTELLO, Denise

Peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7, 2022, Denise Costello (née Lancop) passed gently into the loving arms of her creator. Beloved wife of Murray Costello for over 60 years, she was mother and grandmother to a formidable brood: children Michelle (Tom Stevenson), Dan (Nathalie Zaquine), Jennifer (Chris Hurley), Jim, Mary (Rodney Bylsma) and Elizabeth (Mark MacAuley), and grandchildren Matthew, Jimmy, Emily, Kate, Clara, Mariane, and Maya. She lived courageously with advanced cancer well into her 84th year, far longer than expected. But she was a woman who had exceeded expectations throughout her long and accomplished life. A proud French-Canadian born in Windsor, Ontario, she was the first woman to graduate with a B.Sc. in mathematics from Assumption University. Once married, she worked full-time and taught calculus at night while pregnant with her firstborn. After raising her children to school age, she returned to work first as a teacher, then with the Federal Liberal Agency. When ready to advance her career, she enrolled in graduate school and at the age of 48 earned an M.B.A. from the University of Ottawa. She worked as an executive at the Trust Companies Association of Canada, and later served two federal cabinet ministers as Chief of Staff. During these busy years, she regularly accompanied her husband at international hockey conferences where she helped represent Canada with intelligence, grace and style. Her energy and sense of purpose were inspiring. Even in her retirement she served as director on various boards and in voluntary positions in her church and community. She lived and loved fiercely, driven in pursuit of excellence yet valuing justice, fairness and hope, always guided by her strong faith. Above all, her large family was her pride and greatest joy. To the end, she urged us all to ‘choose happy.’ Through her example, we learned never to give up on each other. She was and will remain a bright burning light in our lives. A private family funeral will be held, followed by burial at St. Patrick’s Fallowfield Roman Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made to a church or charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

QUIGGIN, Patricia L.

The family of Patricia Quiggin is sad to announce her death (after a long and well- lived life) on January 5th, 2022. She leaves her daughters Carol (Peter) Gusen and Donna Quiggin, both in Ottawa, grandchildren Andrea (Jonah) in Toronto, Talia (Hamish) in Sydney, Australia, Nic Leroux and Emma Leroux (Greg), in Ottawa. Also left to grieve are her great-grandchildren, Hannah and Scarlett (Toronto) and Aaron (Sydney). Patricia was born (January 1st, 1926) and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, to Lillian Fellowes (Wray) and Edward Fellowes. She had 1 sibling, Timothy Fellowes (d 2021). She leaves 6 nieces in the US, and Canada. Patricia married her childhood sweetheart Len Quiggin, in Winnipeg, and they moved with a young child to Toronto, where their second daughter was born. Tragically, Len died in 1963. Following Len’s death Patricia worked with the Business and Operations staff at the North York Board of Education for 27 years, retiring in 1990. Patricia was a proud member of the Toronto Ladies Golf Club for 34 years! Patricia and her family enjoyed decades of fun with many lovely neighbours who also resided on Willowdale Avenue. She moved to Ottawa to be close to her daughters in 2006, and her daughters would like to thank the Villagia in the Glebe, The Edinburgh and The Courtyards on Eagleson for providing excellent care, both as Patricia lived independently, and as she required more care. Many caregivers helped Donna and Carol make sure Patricia was well looked after, and we especially want to thank Clotilde and Glenys (of Assurance Home Care), Bonnie Lacroix (Executive Director at The Courtyards on Eagleson) and Jhoanna Prinzo( DOC) at The Courtyards. Carol & Donna would also like to thank Dr Billie and Dr Iny who took wonderful care of Patricia. Patricia was very proud of her immediate family members, and enjoyed many social occasions with them and in-laws Janet & Brian Watson, Breda & Bill Gusen and Catherine Gusen during her time in Ottawa.
Condolences and tributes may be made through Whelan Funeral Home at www.whelanfuneralhome.ca

O'BRIEN, John Francis

The family of John Francis O’Brien are saddened to announce his passing on December 14,2021 at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa. He was born in Saint John, NB on March 5, 1944. John was employed with Jacobson’s store. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #2. He was adherent of Assumption Church where he read passages at Mass.
In Ottawa he was involved with the Knights of Columbus and was adherent to St. Patrick’s Basilica. He is survived by his best friend, Roy Williams, his brothers, Mike (Charlene), Doug and his sisters Sharon Johnson (Ralph), Linda Walker (Roy), Barbara O’Brien (Ed Lutes) and his sister in law, Linda O’Brien. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Pre deceased by parent, John Francis O’Brien and Jean Elizabeth Fitzgerald and by brother, Alfred. A Mass was held at St. Patrick’s Basilica with the Knights of Columbus. Interment in Kemptville, On. Special thank you to the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre for their care and the Knights of Columbus and Whelan Funeral Home for their care and compassion.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

WEBBER, Margaret E. (Maggie)

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Margaret Webber age 70. Peacefully, but quickly Dec. 28th after a short hospital stay. Margaret, known to many as Maggie fought a courageous battle with cancer for almost 3 years. Her suffering has ended and she is at peace wrapped in the Lord’s arms. With help of family, plus tremendous help from precious friends and close long-time neighbours Margaret was able to remain in her own home throughout her illness. Our sincere respect and gratitude go to all of you, who always came to Margaret’s aide, we extend our deepest thanks.

After retiring from her working career at Transport Canada Margaret thoroughly enjoyed going on cruises and trips overseas, including visiting Cousins, Aunts & Uncles in Yorkshire, England where she was born and raised. In later years, her time and energy was devoted to enjoying her home, her friendships, auctions, yard sales, reading, gardening, knitting, her pool and animals, especially Whiskey & Poppet, her two cats.

Fiercely independent, fun loving, generous and giving – when Margaret came across anyone in need, she wouldn’t hesitate to go that extra mile to help. She especially never wanted anyone to go away hungry, Margaret loved to put on a spread, and over the years, hosted many fun family gatherings.

Predeceased by parents Doreen E. Hardwick, George S.E. Webber, sister Linda E. Webber and brother Martyn D. Webber. Margaret will be greatly missed especially for her quirky sense of humour, by sister Pam (Doug Turner). Auntie to Sarah (Randy Yetman), Lindsay Turner (Brad Kropf), Kristen (Tyler Little), Alana (Brent Eritou), Ashley (Bruno Teixeira) ; 3 great nephews Quentin, Percy & Harry, and 3 great nieces Charlie, Isabelle & Audrey. Fondly remembered by many U.K. Cousins, many Friends and Neighbours.

A celebration of Maggie's Life will be held at a later date when covid restrictions ease.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MONAGHAN, Tobi Eileen
19 June 1968 - 23 December 2021

It is with deep and immense sadness that we announce the peaceful and much too soon passing of Tobi Eileen Monaghan, beloved partner of Jeff McDonald and loving mother to son Ruairi. Predeceased by her father Martin, she will be deeply missed by her mother Sandy, her siblings Elizabeth (Iain), Troy, Kirsten, Marta (Ross) and many nieces and nephews.

Lovely, strong ,incredibly funny, loyal, fierce, Tobi possessed a beautiful mind and loved a spirited debate, a skill she learned from her father .She was generous beyond compare and beamed with enthusiasm when preparing to open her beautiful home to friends during her annual Christmas party and legendary hockey and football parties.

An accomplished cook and avid reader, she loved summers at the family cottage in Norway Bay, trips down south to explore new locales and cuisine and spending time with friends and family.

Tobi loved her neighbours and made them an integral part of her life. She remembered birthdays of everyone(especially the kids), offered support and love, was the life of the party and always had a cheerful greeting while out on the street walking her beloved dogs. The twinkle in her eye was always present.

A very special thank you to friends Cara, Rob, Kerry and Wendy for their crucial support and love over the past several months. Also a special thanks to niece Kate for her help and to nurse Benjamin for his care during Tobi's illness. And to all of her neighbours, friends and colleagues who have expressed their love and support...Thank you!

We believe Tobi has joined loved ones and is now busy getting things organized. If it's Saturday night she'll be preparing Martin's hamburger!

Until we are together again Bubby...we love you and miss you so much!

Friends are invited to join the family at a Memorial Funeral Mass to be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Basilica at 10 AM. Due to Covid-19 guidelines on gathering, any person wishing to attend the Mass must RSVP the funeral home to confirm available space.
Email: info@whelanfuneralhome.ca
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

WENKOFF, Blanche Lorraine

Blanche Lorraine Wenkoff, daughter to John and Shirley Wenkoff, sister to John and Shannon Wenkoff, passed away suddenly on November 12th, 2021 at the age of 55 from sudden heart failure. She is survived by her life partner and best friend of 35 years, Joseph Palmer and will also be sorely missed by close friend, Sue Power. Blanche attended Carleton University and completed her studies in advertising at Algonquin College. Yet, it was the simple pleasures in life that brought her the most joy. She preferred quiet moments with family, friends and a good wine. Blanche dearly loved animals and had adopted a variety of pets throughout her life. She had recently mourned the passing of her beloved dog, Teddy. Life’s losses, however, were never enough to extinguish her light, warmth and special wisdom, qualities felt by all who knew her. All those that you have loved and have gone before await you with open and loving arms. Rest in Peace Blanche. A graveside service shall be held for Blanche at Notre Dame Cemetery in May, 2022.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

COPELAND, Frances Loretta Mary
(née McGarvey)

Surrounded by her loving family on November 16, 2021, in her 99th year. Predeceased by her loving husband, Leonard Michael Copeland, her much loved son Jeffrey Copeland and grandson Coady Jones. Cherished mother of Maureen Copeland-Gross (late John Gross), Deborah (late David Gifford), Gael (Pavia), Catherine (Steve Dehler), Mark (Stephanie McVitty), David (Connie Raspa), Rosemary (Ralph Jones), Janet (Fahey), and Stephanie (Thomas Dinan). Proud grandmother of Jaysun, Christopher, Myles and Blair Gifford, Adam Copeland, Nicholas Pavia, Kensy, Brooke and Bailey Jones, Alexander, Stephanie, Taylor and Jordan Fahey, Megan, Liam, Emily and Brendan Copeland-Dinan, and thirteen beautiful great grandchildren: Gage, Taryn, Regan, Ella, Jacie, Logan, Colton, Elizabeth, Isabella, Theodore, Wyatt, Nora, and Abigail, as well as many nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Francis and Lora McGarvey. Survived by her sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Prôt, predeceased by brothers Harold and Michael. A private family service will be held at St. Basil's Church. Interment will take place at a later date in the spring. If you wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, or a charity of your choice, and will be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

KOLESTIK, David Shawn

Peacefully at home on October 25, at the age of 52. He leaves behind his parents, Timothy and Joanna (née Smith), his brothers Michael (Nicole) and Todd (Sandy), his nephews Sebastian and his niece, Caithness. Sadly missed by his Aunts, Uncles and cousins. He also leaves behind his common-law wife, Caroline Whelan (his good friend). Shawn was a hard working man, loving, and always there for others. He had a very gentle soul. His family meant very much to him, and he was always willing to lend a hand, even after his diagnosis of brain cancer. He will be truly missed and always remembered with great love by his parents and brothers. Shawn, until we meet again. Rest in peace. We love you. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Basilica, 220 Kent St., Ottawa on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Please be advised that COVID-19 precautions are still in effect, we respectfully request that attendees wear a mask and that physical distancing measures be observed both inside and outside the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society .
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CURNOW, Gordon “Gordie”
Gunner in the British Royal Artillery

Peacefully in Kingston on October 31, 2021 in his 96th year. Gordie Curnow, beloved husband of the late Amy and the late Angela . Loving father of Peter (Carol) of England. Very proud grandfather to John (Lizzie) and great grandfather of Stella and Julian of Australia. Gordie was the son of the late Joseph Curnow and Kate Salmon. Survived by his brother Eric (late Helen), nephew, John Curnow (Mary) and niece Sue Jennett (Doug). Pre deceased by his sister Pauline (late Doug). He was born in Carlisle and grew up in Kendal, England. He was an avid curler and was active in many curling clubs in Ottawa. Private cremation has taken place. Donations in memory of Gordie can be made to
Operation Smile.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

POKOTYLO, Waldomar H.
(Major (Retired) - RCAF / CF)

Peacefully in Ottawa on October 1, 2021 at the age of 87. Wally Pokotylo, beloved husband of the late Joan Pokotylo (nee Binns) . Loving father of John and Dean (Julie Tom). Very proud grandfather to Sophia. Waldomar was the son of the late John Pokotylo Sr. & late Helen (nee Bratko). Survived by his sister Elizabeth Moldanado of Mansfield, Texas and brother August ’Gus’ Pokotylo of Victoria, BC. A private funeral service was held with Interment taking place in The National Military Cemetery at The Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. Donations in memory to
The Salvation Army greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

NEUHEIMER, Ernst (Ernie)

Our world has lost a gentle hero.

On October 16th, Ernst (Ernie) Neuheimer passed away after a long struggle with lung disease. According to his wishes, he died peacefully at home with family by his side.
Ernie was the beloved husband of 45 years to Judith (Judy) Neuheimer, the cherished father of Matthew Neuheimer and Anna Neuheimer (Jesper Steffens Pedersen), loving guardian to Kim O'Leary, and the adoring Opa to Nolan and Jonah.
Ernie leaves behind his loving extended family of sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends. Ernie was predeceased by his mother (Matilde Wolf), father (Felix Neuheimer), and younger brother (Willie Neuheimer).
For many years Ernie was a friend of Bill W., and an active and respected member of several communities including Waupoos and Cursillo.
We are deeply grateful to Dawna Miriguay, family and friends, as well as personal support workers, nurses and doctors who made it possible for Ernie to stay at home.
A celebration of life is being planned for Summer 2022.
To those wishing to remember Ernie with a charitable donation, three of his favourite causes were:

The Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate (www.omilacombe.ca/mami)
The UN Refugee Agency (www.unhcr.ca)
The Canadian Lung Association
(https://www.lung.ca/get-involved/donate/make-general-donation/online-donate-form)
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

POWERS-RICKERD, Joan Mildred B.A.
Public Relations and Corporate Services Officer (retired)
National Research Council of Canada – NRC

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Joan Powers-Rickerd on October 11, 2021, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Robert Campbell Rickerd, loving mother of Julie Anne Brown (Jeffrey) and dear grandmother of Alexandra Victoria Brown. Dear daughter of the late Lawrence John Powers, C.M. and Mildred Eva Bennett. Predeceased by her brother Nick Powers of Ottawa. Joan was a graduate of Notre Dame Convent and the University of Toronto; member of Tri-Delta Sorority and the Ottawa Media Club; biographee of Who’s Who of American Women and the World’s Who’s Who of Women. In a career spanning four decades with Canada’s science and technology organization, she was NRC’s first female public relations officer, first woman science writer, and first woman editor of its premier science magazine established nationally and internationally. A private funeral service was held with entombment at Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SARAVANAMUTTOO, HERBERT IAN HOWARD
June 20, 1933 – October 3, 2021

Herb passed away after a short illness at the age of 88. Predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend of 60 years, Helen (née Buckner), proud father of Colin (Colleen), Malcolm (Dianne) and Neil (Kimberley), even prouder Grandpa of Taylor, Kendall, Callum, Paige and Jemima, and much loved by 12 grand dogs over the years.
Herb was born in Monkton, Scotland near the end of the runway at Prestwick Airport, leading to an early and lifelong interest in airplanes. At the age of six, he could recognize all the British and German planes at the outbreak of World War II. He was a proud graduate of Allan Glen’s School – a centre for STEM education long before that term became common – where he was an outstanding pupil and cricketer. He continued his studies at Glasgow University earning a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours in 1955.
Immediately after graduation, Herb emigrated to Canada to join Orenda Engines in Toronto to work on the Iroquois engine for the Avro Arrow. On 20 February 1959 – a Black Friday – he was one of 14,000 fired over the PA system when the Arrow program was cancelled. He was the first young engineer called back by Orenda and spent another five years there working on CANDU reactor projects and the birth of the Orenda industrial gas turbine programs. In 1964, he accepted a faculty position at the University of Bristol where he worked as a research consultant to Rolls Royce and the British Aircraft Corporation on the development of the Concorde power plant. He obtained his PhD in 1968 and his research, started on the Iroquois, resulted in a major improvement to the Concorde engine.
Herb was invited to join Carleton University in 1970 and returned to Canada with his young family, remaining in Ottawa for the rest of his life. He spent 28 years as a professor at Carleton, including 10 years as Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. During his career he maintained strong research contacts with industry on both sides of the Atlantic, however his true love was teaching. He was especially proud of a student assessment which commented, “Tells great jokes!” He would often say he failed Retirement 101, as he continued teaching as a sessional lecturer for 20 plus years, only re-retiring because of his wife’s failing health. By this time, he had completed 50 years of teaching at Carleton. He was proud to have introduced the Industrial Experience Program in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1988, which eventually led to the co-op program across the university.
He was very active in the engineering profession, particularly with the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was President of CASI in 1979 and won the major gas turbine award of the ASME in 2004. In 1974, he was Founding Chairman of the NRC Committee on Industrial Gas Turbines, still going strong in its third incarnation. He was a Founding Director of GasTOPS Ltd. in 1980 and maintained a close association until his retirement. In 1980, he spent a sabbatical year with the Royal Navy in Plymouth with the honorary rank of Captain, R.N. Herb is probably best known for his authorship of Gas Turbine Theory, having first come across it as a student in 1954. After completing his PhD, he joined the original authors in producing a Second Edition with major improvements resulting from his research. He went on to produce further improvements culminating in the Seventh Edition and translation into five languages. Gas Turbine Theory has been in continuous print since 1951, a remarkable record for a technical book.
In 2003, Herb started collaborating with Cranfield University in the U.K., first as an external examiner, and after four years as a lecturer on their industrial courses. This collaboration continued until the end of his days and was a source of great satisfaction.
He was a Fellow of CASI, ASME, IMechE and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Awards included the Guggenheim Memorial Lecture (2002), the McCurdy Award (CASI, 2005), R. Tom Sawyer Award (ASME, 2004), International Collaboration Award (ISABE, 2008) and most recently the 2019 Award of the International Society for Airbreathing Engines for “His Outstanding Contributions to Airbreathing Engine Technology”. Herb and Helen were avid travellers and made it a priority to show their boys the world. There were many family trips to exotic locations, as well as memorable sabbaticals overseas. Later, Herb and Helen enjoyed finely planned yearly adventures with the grandchildren, exploring much of Canada, while nurturing an interest in the wider world. In later life, Helen and Herb enjoyed hiking in Scotland and New Zealand. At 70, Herb was one of the oldest to walk the Milford Track in New Zealand. They were also proud to walk the West Highland Way – unaccompanied – when Herb was 72, covering 100 miles through the Highlands from Glasgow to Fort William; the map of Scotland shows this is uphill all the way. In the summer of 2021, Herb was nominated for an Order of Canada. Blessed with robust good health and a sharp mind, it was assumed he would be around for another decade or more. It was disappointing that a sudden decline in his health meant a formal decision on the award did not come in time. Referees, colleagues, students and friends agreed he was indeed a great Canadian.
Also in 2021, a further donation to establish the H.I.H. Saravanamuttoo Catalyst Fund at Carleton University resulted in a decision to name the Saravanamuttoo Family Atrium in the new engineering building, currently in the final stages of construction. This, combined with the H.I.H. Saravanamuttoo Gas Turbine Laboratory and the Professor H.I.H. Saravanamuttoo Scholarship in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will cement Herb’s legacy at Carleton. A joint celebration of life for Herb and Helen will be held in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (Canada Room) on Monday, November 1 from 1:00-4:00 pm. The celebration will also be live-streamed. Details are available at saravanamuttoo.remoterespects.ca Due to Covid-19 guidelines on gatherings, any person wishing to attend the service must contact the funeral home to confirm available space and present proof of 2x Vax at the NAC. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488 or info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Professor H.I.H. Saravanamuttoo Scholarship would be welcomed.

MARKWICK, Madeleine

Madeleine Markwick (née Lusignan) passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on September 28, 2021 at the Montfort Hospital. She was predeceased by her mother Yvonne Lusignan (Carisse) and her sister Lise Delorme (Lusignan). She will be fondly remembered by her nieces Micheline, Danielle and Lucie as well as her nephews Marc and Serge and her many friends. Madeleine was a travel agent for most of her life. Her work was her passion. She also loved to play the piano, to sing and to dance. She loved Chinese food, seafood and hot dogs! At Madeleine's request, a funeral will not be held. Those wishing to honour her can make a donation to Dying with Dignity Canada (https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/give_today),
Montfort Renaissance (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/42725),
the Montfort Hospital (https://www.imakeanonlinedonation.org/fondationmontfort/) or a charity of their choice. Special thanks to Adelyne Adonis, Montfort Renaissance, for caring for Madeleine for almost seven years. Hearthful thanks to the staff of 6C at the Montfort hospital who accompanied Madeleine at the end of her life. Messages of sympathy & tributes may be sent to condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

O'CONNOR, Stephen (Steven) Edwin
1953-2021

His family is saddened to announce Steven's death on March 23, 2021 in hospital following a long illness. He was born to the late Edwin and Joan (Dalton) O'Connor, the middle child of a family of five.

While he had many jobs, his favourites were working as a security officer, professional mover and as caregiver to his mother Joan. He loved working in Security at the Royal Canadian Mint and Queensway Carleton Hospital. He worked at several moving companies and established his own small business called ‘Centra Movers’.

Steven found true fulfillment in his relationships with family and friends. He was generous, easy to get to know, simple and genuine guy, thoughtful and sincere, polite and genuinely hospitable. He seemed to enjoy company and was well respected by all who knew him. In his retirement years forming new relationships was even more important to him. He noticed people, cared about them and stayed in touch with them. He inspired friends and acquaintances with his infectious smile and good nature. He was well liked by the many hospital staff that cared for him. He would meet with friends and acquaintances at the local coffee shop just to "chew the fat" and be social.

He was a loyal, loving brother, uncle, godfather, and dear friend. For Steven, "family" was not limited to blood ties, but was about connection and love. He was athletic, physically very strong with a muscular physique throughout his life, he enjoyed the outdoors and was always one of the first in the water, (and last out), either at a pool or a lake at family gatherings.

Steven overcame challenges in his life through perseverance and discipline. He learned best from life's experiences. He was proud of winning his struggle with alcohol earlier in life. He overcame or adjusted to health issues including colitis and prostate cancer. He worked for many years at moving furniture and was remarkably capable of suffering the effects of wear and tear from heavy lifting.

His passions were classic "muscle" cars, music from the 60s and 70s, and good food, especially desserts either homemade pies or fancy cheesecakes, shared with others. He liked weightlifting, cycling, long walks, sky diving, archery and target practice, old b & w movies from the TM network and had a weakness for country music and occasionally songs by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Most of all he loved to pamper his car.

Steven's proudest achievement was dedicating eight years of his life as a primary caregiver to his mother allowing her to stay at home during the final years of her life. He had the strength, discipline and emotional resources to be her full-time primary caregiver adding daily structure to her routine and years to her life.

In recent years he delighted in his great niece "princess" Grace, who reminded Steven so very much of his mother, Joan and took great interest in his great nephew Noah. He loved to go for day trips to Kingston, Metcalfe and other local areas to explore the countryside. His retirement was all too brief, but he made the best of it. He no longer had the stress of making a living from working and could spend more time doing the things he wanted to: hanging with friends at his favourite restaurant, local car dealership and local garage.

He leaves to mourn sisters Sharon (Helmuth) Megeth, Carolyn (Robert) Gervais, brothers, Michael (Catherine Clute), and Bryan, close friends Patty Pulice, Alain Bastien, Marie-Anne and Marcel Bison as well as nieces and nephews, Steven, Michael, Jesse, Carla, Tanya, and Daniel, his aunts Muriel and Marion.

Steven loved family gatherings, most of all at his sister Carol's. Although COVID-19 restrictions do not allow for a gathering at this time, Steven left very clear instructions and the family promises Steven we will hold one as soon as we are able. He also asked that donations in his memory be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Basilica at 10 AM. Donations in his memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gathering, any person wishing to attend the Mass must contact the funeral home to confirm available reservation space.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488 or info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca .

DERUGA, Maria Jadwiga
April 9, 1945 in Tehran, Iran – October 8, 2020 in Ottawa

Maria passed away peacefully on October 8, at the age of 75 with family by her side. Maria was born Maria Jadwiga Pialucha in Tehran, Iran on April 9, 1945 to parents Piotr Pialucha and Wiesia Szwacz. Her beautiful journey began in Iran following her parents springing from captivity in World War Two. After living and navigating her infancy through the Middle East, Maria landed in England where she spent her childhood and young adult years. She then immigrated to Canada, settling in Ottawa where she lived in Centretown and worked in the Glebe and Ottawa South.

Maria was a fiercely proud and devoted mother and grandmother, as well as a dedicated and loving sister and wife. She leaves behind her three sons (Arthur, Johnny, and Andrew), three grandchildren (Ray, Liana and Alyssa), sister (Zosia), husband (Andrew), present and future daughter-in-laws (Eriko, Christy), nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends on several continents.

Maria was a woman of tremendous character, with deeply rooted values, and spiritual fortitude. She had tremendous will, an abundance of positivity, love of life and family, and a unique ability in finding and enabling others to see the best in life. She applied these qualities to improve the lives of others and bring happiness to those around her with an infectious smile and glow. This was part of her daily fabric and calling in life.

In practice, she dedicated her life and service to raising children, and communities. Mom, or Bapcia to her grandchildren, raised three sons and cared for her grandchildren with unconditional love and devotion. As an educator and caretaker, Maria served as an elementary school teacher for a decade and as school age teacher at Glebe Parent’s Daycare for over 25 years. She taught us all what it meant to find the best in people and helped bring out their greatest qualities and purpose in life. She helped shape countless students, children and colleagues to achieve their potential and live meaningful and impactful lives.

She wore her suffering with grace and overcame adversity with love and devotion. Her legacy continues to live on in all people she touched. Her sons are eternally grateful to have grown up with her unconditional love and guidance, her tremendous warmth, and her never-ending quest to make sure they were happy and found the best in life.
In Maria’s spirit and memory, please consider making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross – Migrant and Refugee Services.

Memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Basilica at 10 AM. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gathering, any person wishing to attend the Mass must contact the funeral home to confirm available reservation space. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488 or info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca

McNALLY, Sheila Mary

Sheila Mary McNally passed on peacefully in the arms of our Saviour on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in her 82nd year. Beloved daughter of the late Leonard Patrick McNally and late Mary Elizabeth LaSalle. Predeceased by her brother Brian (Suzanne (Sue) Dobson). Survived by her sister Patricia (Pat) Graham (late Edward). Remembered by nieces and nephews, Sharon, Rand, Shawn, Michael and, Allison, Andrew, Matthew, Stephen, Laura. Deeply missed by Katherine and Claude, Christina, Dan and the boys.
Long time contributor to the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre assisting the elderly community.
Special thanks to the professional staff of the Ottawa Heart Institute and the General Hospital for the compassionate care.
Visitations at the Whelan Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 between 9:00 and 11:00. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 pm at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 100 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Followed by an interment to be held in the McNally family plot at St Patrick’s Parish Cemetery-Fallowfield, 15 Steeple Hill Crescent, Nepean, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ottawa Humane Society.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

de SCHULTHESS, Robin Frank

Robin passed away suddenly at home in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the age of 85. He leaves his best friend and wife Susan (Pilgrim). They were married on April 29th, 1989. Robin is survived as beloved Daddy of Heidi (Brian Keeley), and was predeceased by his son Peter (Alexia Tonnel) who passed away in October 2020 and is greatly missed. Robin was the much loved Granddaddy of Mitchell Keeley, Brianna Keeley, Thomas de Schulthess and Alex de Schulthess.

Robin is survived by his loving brother Andrew (Barbara) and by Patricia Owens de Schulthess. Robin was greatly loved by his Pilgrim-in-law family, siblings of Susan; Janet Alder, Robert (Lynn), Mary, Maureen Gallant, Teresa (Paul) MacRobbie and John (Janice). Robin also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, but their memories of him will never be forgotten.

Robin was born in London, England in 1935 to the late Friedrick Ernst Wilhelm Frank de Schulthess and Muriel Frederica Barwell. Robin was evacuated with his mother Muriel and brother Andrew to Canada in 1939 at the beginning of World War II. They returned to England in 1944 and then in 1949 when the whole family immigrated back to Canada, a place they had learned to love. Robin grew up in Hudson and Westmount Quebec and graduated from McGill University in Electrical Engineering in 1962.

In 1987, Robin returned to Bark Lake, to finally purchase a property in Barkmere Quebec, a place he had once visited during University. Over the following years, he and Susan rebuilt the cottage they would eventually call Robin’s Nest. In 1998, Susan and Robin then purchased Coombe End, their second cottage that would be home to even more memories.

At Bark Lake, Robin spent many happy years, enjoying the many visits of Heidi and Peter and their families where he taught his grandchildren how to sail, fly fish, and gave them many lessons on cottage maintenance 101. But most of all, he showed them how to protect, to cherish, and love Bark Lake in its entirety. In winter, he loved cross-country skiing, downhill skiing at Mont-Tremblant, visits from friends and driving his Argo on the snowy lake. Robin was a pillar of the Bark Lake community, he dedicated much of his time to the city council and was always the first to lend a helping hand to a fellow cottage owner. Robin and Susan enjoyed the lake with many cherished friends, all of whom miss him very much.

Susan and Robin lived many great adventures together and over the years dearly loved their three beautiful German Shepherds: Trudy, Faough (Fayo), and Niya. Robin was a man of great charisma and charmed many. He was a natural story teller, always passionate to learn, and had tremendous generosity towards others. He will always be loved, never forgotten, and forever missed.

In celebration of his life, a memorial and burial ceremony will be held at the Hope Cemetery in Ottawa at 2:30PM on Friday, 22 October 2021.

In memory, please consider a donation to Home for Humanity Canada. Condolences and tributes may be made through Whelan Funeral Home at www.whelanfuneralhome.ca


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PILGRIM, Patricia Anne

Peacefully at home on the 26th of September, 2021 at the age of 62 years. Patricia Anne Pilgrim, born in Ottawa, Ontario to the late Ralph Frank Pilgrim & Mary Edna Barriault. Beloved sister of Susan de Schulthess, Janet Alder, Robert (Lynn), Mary, Maureen Gallant, Teresa (Paul) MacRobbie and John (Janice). Also predeceased by brother in law Robin de Schulthess.
Patricia will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews; Dan Alder, Jennifer (Wes) Gale, Christopher (Karen O’Reilly) Pilgrim, Sarah (Matthew) Faloon, Kelly Pilgrim, Brian (Kelly) Alder, Amy (Kevin Paquette) Gallant, Ellen MacRobbie, Kevin (Zeb Mahoney) Gallant, Grant MacRobbie, Sophie Pilgrim, Nicole Pilgrim and grand niece and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a funeral mass will be held at a later date. In memory, please consider a donation to Diabetes Canada.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BÉRUBÉ, Joan

Joan Bérubé (neé Mary Catherine Joan Dunne) has shuffled off this mortal coil on Friday, September 24, 2021 in her 92nd year. She leaves behind her dear friend and executive assistant Christine Hume. Fondly remembered by her cousins: the Isabelles (Elaine, Paul, Andre, Pierre, Terry); the Ottawa Leblancs (Chris, Nancy, Karen, Lorrie, Steve, Tony, and Linda in Cyprus); the Toronto Leblancs (Don and Eric) and Richard and Jane Cotton; two nieces (Joanne and Judi) and three nephews. Predeceased by sister Eleanor and brothers Harold and Lawrence. Joan enjoyed a lengthy career on Parliament Hill working for several Cabinet Ministers and The Speaker of the House. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service in her memory at St John The Evangelist Anglican Church, 154 Somerset St. W. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11AM. Due to current Covid-19 Contact tracing rules, all with intention of attending must verify with the Funeral Home prior to the date. Interment to be held at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ALLEN, Winnifred 'Mae'

With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of their dear mother and friend on Thursday, August 19th at the age of 91. Beloved wife and true lady to the late Bill Allen. Loving and devoted mother to Bill (Stella), Jim, Sandra (Marc) and Shelley (Earl). Her love of life and sense of humour will never be forgotten by her grandchildren whom she cherished. She was born and raised in Cobalt, Ontario to William and Frances Jones. She is predeceased by brothers Jim and Denis and sister Joan. She is survived by her sister Mary. Survived by many nieces and nephews. She came to Ottawa in September 1949 to train at the Civic Hospital for nursing. That all changed when she met her husband Bill and decided to marry in 1951 and have a family instead. She was a long time resident of Billings Bridge Lodge. Her frequent daily walks made her a familiar sight in the neighbourhood where everyone was kindly greeted by her. We are so thankful to the wonderful people at Langdon's Flowers, Rick and others whom she came across during her walks. Your smiles, waves and friendly chats with her brightened her days. Mae had been a member of the Pacesetters walking club at Billings Bridge Shopping Centre for many years. A special thank you to Shari at Billings Bridge Lodge for setting up zoom chats with her girls during these Covid times. She was very fond of the staff at the lodge and greatly appreciated everything they did for her. Many laughs were shared at family gatherings where she would be ready to share her quick wit and wonderful sense of humour. Her spunky and outgoing nature made her quite a character. One of our favourite memories is her enthusiasm for playing the game Speak Out with her family. Knitting was a favourite pass time until her arthritis became too difficult to manage the needles. She was a very creative lady whether it was drawing, crocheting, sewing and cooking just to name a few. Mae had a passion for music and dancing. Her walker didn’t stop her from wanting to take part in it. She was a very talented singer and performed at weddings and funerals during her younger years. She will be missed by many. A private service is being planned with interment to take place at Capital Memorial Gardens with her dear husband Bill. Donations in her memory can be made to CHEO.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ORONOSKI, June

June Helen Smith Oronoski started her extraordinary life 86 years ago in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Always athletic and fiercely competitive, she loved many different sports and was even chosen as a teenager to be part of the Canadian Olympic Team for javelin, discus throw and shot put. She would eventually quit the team however, stating that the 'insanely early hours' of training were too hard to get up for and just made life unenjoyable. It was also during those teenage years, that her mother Mrs. Josephine Smith would take June to California to meet a woman dying of cancer whom she would find out was actually her birth mother. It was the first time that June would be confronted with the fact that her mother was actually her grandmother. Unimpressed after the meeting, June would spend the rest of her life loving and regarding her grandmother as her mother.

It was when June decided to enrol in the military RCAF at 19 years of age in 1954 that she would discover her birth name was actually Helena Agnes Mary Oronoski. In her new life as military personnel, June would travel the world through various postings both within Canada and overseas. One article from the Moose Jaw Times in 1966 writes, "A Moose Jaw airwoman serving with the RCAF Air Division Headquarters here in Metz, France has just returned to duty after a 7,000 mile car journey through southeastern Europe. She is Corporal June Oronoski, daughter of Mrs. Josephine Smith. She travelled with Leading Airwoman Sonia Zacherniuk of Port Arthur, Ont." With a great love of sports and many friendships, June remained a very strong competitive tennis player, even to the point of annoying some Generals because they couldn't beat her at the game. After being promoted to Sergeant in 1969, June would eventually retire from the military in 1985.

Although June had retired from the military, she would not retire from life, and soon she started a whole new career as an antiquarian, collecting and selling antiques and collectibles. Travelling and attending auctions to purchase treasures for her many clients who came to her shops in Ottawa. Trusting and happy to help others, June's quality was well known to most people. June somehow saw the good in everyone and, never forgetting growing up in severe poverty in the 30's and 40's, her heart was always open to helping others alleviate their struggles even though she was often taken advantage of. June took great pleasure in having a bounty of gifts for friends' birthdays and Christmases because she said she always remembered not receiving any presents on these occasions, peering at the Christmas trees in the windows of people's homes, not being able to have one herself. She was also always extremely supportive of young people who had talent, enthusiasm and big dreams. She would be the first one at the gate, encouraging them to follow their dreams and giving them confidence in their future successes, almost foreseeing their personal quality.

June was in love with Graham, a man whom she met in the 80's and who asked for her hand in marriage, but she declined. Her indomitable spirit and fierce sense of independence could never compromise and retreat to a small town.

June's weakness and forever true love would be dogs. She loved dogs with all her being, fully aware that with her independent lifestyle she could never commit to owning one. Even in her last days, when she could only make it across the street from her apartment, she always had her bag of dog treats in her big white leather purse for whatever pooch came her way.
On July 16, 2021 June passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by the friends who became her family. A funeral and celebration of life will be held at Whelan Funeral Home on September 18, 2021 from 10am to 1pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions details are ever changing. Please contact Whelan Funeral Home at 613-233-1488 closer to the date for more information.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

Norma Ann Ewen
November 26, 1951 - August 5, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Norma Ewen by ways of cancer. Born November 26, 1951 in Montreal Quebec, she dedicated years to West Quebec home and school committees, and to her job in the federal government.
Norma worked tirelessly to make sure her children and grandchildren were thoroughly loved and protected. Survived by her husband of 50 years Ron, her children; Ben (Vero), Jon (Natalie), Mary (Joel), her grandchildren; Wally, Evelyn, Penelope, Riley, and her brother Alan Redmond. Norma will be remembered for her love of good music and reading, her incredible wit and intelligence, and a sense of humour that often left us doubled over. Her strength and uncompromising selfhood will forever hold us in awe. A private gathering will take place at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers we request that donations be made to
La maison Mathieu-Froment Savoie in Hull, whose staff (you know who you are), went above and beyond. Know you have touched us as much as Norma did you. Raise a glass in her honour.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BELL, Gerrard “Gerry” Murray Ronald
(retired Royal Canadian Navy)

Gerry passed away peacefully at The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on April 26th 2020, at the age of 79.
He is predeceased by his parents, Murray and Lottie (Shanks), his brothers, Gary and Terry, and his wife, Beverly (Long).
Gerry was a retired member of the Royal Canadian Navy (Communications), a talented writer of poetry, a lover of learning (and teaching!) and most of all, a very dearly loved human being by all those he would meet. He could develop friendships with anyone, no matter who they were or where they came from. Gerry was also a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch #351.
Gerry is survived and fondly remembered by his children, Patricia, Gerald (Norma), Steven (Natalie), Richard, and Franky (Emily), his grandchildren, Breanna, Shannon, Justin, James, Deanna and Zoe, and his nieces, Shauna and Patty. He will be forever missed by his many cousins, extended family members, and dear friends.
In recognition of all the love and care provided, donations in his memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Dr. Labinez, staff and friends at Landmark Court, and the staff at the PRVHC for all they have done for our beloved dad and grandpa. A celebration of life will be held after waiting for Covid restrictions to ease. Friends may join the family for a service at Whelan Funeral Home on August 27, 2021 at 11:30AM. Interment to follow at 1 PM at The National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces at Beechwood Cemetery. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow at The Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch #351 of which Gerry was a proud member.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LARKIN, Roy James
July 27, 1948 – July 24, 2021

Surrounded by his family, Roy passed away peacefully on July 24th at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Denise (Dumais), his sons Trevor (Chantal), Scott (Angela) and Jamie (Tracey), his grandchildren Lily, Josh, Ben, Nicholas, Matthew and William. Fondly remembered by his sister June (Larry), his nephews “Little” Larry (Christine) and Chris aka Pooky, niece Nadia (Gary), great nephews Callum and Gavin, and other family members. Son of late Matthew and Ruth (MacNair) and pre-deceased by his brother Brian. Roy began his career at OC Transpo in 1970 and throughout his 35 years he made many lifelong friends. Roy retired to Lake Clear with Denise where he loved spending time with family and friends. He will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the Renfrew Victoria Hospital in Roy’s memory. A celebration of life for close friends and family will be held on August 21, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 at 8 Belledune St.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

HUNT, Frederick
(Normandy Veteran – French Legion of Honour)

Passed away peacefully in Ottawa on July 10, 2021 at the age of 97 years. Frederick Hunt, loving husband of the late Alice (nèe Emond). Born on October 6, 1923 in Port Hope, Ontario son of the late Roy & Elsie (nèe Jewell). Predeceased by his brothers Jack, Ted & Reese of Port Hope, ON. Predeceased also by his sister-in-law Carol of Baltimore, On. Fondly remembered by his niece and 5 nephews. Frederick spent many dedicated years as a RCAF/RAF radar technician from 1941-1946. He later studied and received his BSc, MSc., and PhD from the university of Western Ontario in the years 1947-1955. After university, he spent 31 years with the National Research Council involving Research and Development of radar and its applications. At Fred’s request there will be no visitation or service. Private Cremation followed by Committal at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CASEY, Dorothy Celeste

Dorothy Celeste Casey (née Cooper) has slipped silently away from us this 18th day of June, just a week shy of her 104th birthday. We may mourn her passing but she lived a full life and passed with the dignity she carried throughout her time.  She came of age with a stock of strong women, friends from decades past who went on to build this country and taught us all how to survive and to thrive as a community. They did not have an easy passage. Of her original ‘Club’, all, save one, have gone on ahead. She survived two Global Pandemics, two World Wars and lived her transformative years through the Great Depression. Nevertheless she went on to know five Prime Ministers, met the Queen (twice, yes, twice ), and two Popes (from afar, but yet, there they were) and numerous Senators, Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament, Mayors, journalists, writers of renown and artists. She was particularly moved by the tragic passing of the Indigenous Artist Benjamin Che Che and dedicated many of her charitable donations to helping native scholarship. Dorothy remained active until near the end; she loved to walk and she practised a healthy lifestyle. She lived in the moment, loved politics and consumed the newspaper daily. She embraced a wide social network and was a regular patron at the National Arts Centre and the National Gallery. She lived life to the full. She was pre-deceased by her mother Irene and father Arlington and brothers Roy, Harry, Gordon, Jeffrey and baby John and sister Lois. And in the great Irish tradition tonnes and tonnes of aunts and uncles and cousins, first, second to twelfth removed. They’ve gone ahead to light the path. Also pre-deceased by her husband James

Jimmy Casey, Jimmy Casey where have you been?
We’ve been waiting for you to come for her
And now, thankfully, you have
You look grand you two.
Off you go, we’ll be fine

She is survived by her sister Ellen (Jack), sister-in-law Kathe and her children Susan, Michael (Tineke), Patrick (Kim), Sheila (Tom) and Brian (Nicole). Her Grandchildren were the light of her life. Irene (Michael), James (Zoe), Liam (Shannon) and Brenna (Jason) who span the globe here to Etobicoke and on to Shanghai. And doubly blessed by the Great Grandchildren Oliver, Claire, Cameron, Cooper, Dylan and baby Sean.  And all her wonderful friends, from here and there. She touched them all. The family is grateful to the wonderful caring staff at the Lord Lansdowne who have made her final years such an easy joy. To Abby and Zoe who gave such comfort and Geoff who never failed to extract the most beautiful smile, and many more, too many to mention here. Thanks to you all. Several years ago Dorothy established a fund to support children and adults with mental disabilities. Those wishing to may make a donation to the Dorothy Casey Foundation care of the Ottawa Community Foundation, 301-75 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5E7; by cheque payable to the Ottawa Community Foundation or online at Dorothy Casey Foundation. Messages of sympathy can be expressed at condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca.


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FREY, Gerard John

Peacefully at his residence on June 15, 2021 in his 94th year. Gerry Frey, loving husband and best friend of Catherine Frey (nee White), his wife of more than 64 years; Loving father of Joseph, Nina (Mitchell Besner), Paul (Julie Sarazin), foster daughter Carla (Christopher Witol) and predeceased by son Brendan Frey. Cherished grandfather of Myriam and Isabelle Frey; Max Besner, foster granddaughters Chloe and Alexandra. Dear son of Clement Frey and Cecilia (Schneider) deceased. Fondly remembered by his siblings Frank, Father Joseph, Sister Theresa, Mary, Ralph, Anna, Loretta and James. Predeceased by siblings Fred, Nick, Clara, Helen and Michael. Mass and prayer offerings or donations to St. Clement Parish gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers. Latin Requiem Mass at St Clement Parish, 528 Old St Patrick St., Lower Town on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. followed by burial at St Clare Cemetery, Dwyer Hill. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gathering, any person wishing to attend the Mass must contact the funeral home to confirm available reservation space.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DUNLOP, Charles Thomas
(Retired Principal – Ottawa Board of Education)
May 15, 1937 – June 7, 2021

At Élisabeth Bruyère hospital following a short illness with friends by his side. Son of the late Jessie (Gamble) and Donald Dunlop. Predeceased by his sister Marion and brother-in-law Alex Caldwell. Uncle of Kathryn Caldwell (Cliff Bartsch). He will be missed by cousins Ruth Sykes (Jim), Margo Pyper (Glenn), friends and former colleagues. Special thanks to Bill, John, Susan and Rick. A private interment will take place at Johnston’s Corners Cemetery in late June. For those wishing, please consider a donation in Charles’ memory to The Élisabeth Bruyère Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

KINSELLA, Kathleen Theresa ‘Kay’
June 2, 1927 – June 1, 2021

Peacefully on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 in her 94th year. Kathleen (née Roach), loving wife of the late Jack Kinsella. Dear mother of Jane (Jim) of Calgary, Alberta and Bill (Valerie) of Ottawa and the late Mary Ann Nooyen (Anton). Cherished grandmother of Carla (Terry) and dear great grandchildren Callie and Jackson. Daughter of the late William Roach & Eva Sheridan. Pre deceased by her sisters Margaret (Osmond Miles), Olive (Paul Rinfret), Barbara (late Ken Lewis) and Sheila (Bill Bennett). Will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews who will fondly remember ‘Aunt Kay’. Kay is re-united with the love of her life, Tony. Due to Covid 19 precautions a private Family Mass is to be held. Interment St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Kinsella family plot. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

RAY, Terrence ’Terry’

Terrence ’Terry’ Ray of Ottawa, Ontario passed away peacefully on May 17, 2021 at the age of 77, at the Almonte hospital.

He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Sean, and Rebekah; grandchildren: Nicholas, and Sydney; cousin: Linda Hatfield (Pembroke),and Uncle to Erin and Sarah, he will also be dearly missed by his closest friends: Ashley, Melanie, Amber, and Paul.

Born in Ottawa Ontario, he was a devout Catholic. He proudly served as an OC Transpo driver for 30 years. He loved cars and driving on country roads, Terry had a great sense of humour, and liked fixing everything with duct tape. He also had a sweet tooth, but especially loved butter on his cookies. He will forever be remembered for is infectious laugh, great smile, and his ability to strike up a conversation with anybody standing close to him.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a burial, and service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MacLEAN, Lois Grace

Lois was born in 1935; the daughter of the late John W. and Clara Palmer of Freeland, P.E.I. Leaving Freeland she took up employment with Holman's Department Store which, at the time, was the flagship store in the town of Summerside, and the western half of the Province of PEI.
In 1953 she married Lorne MacLean in St Mary’s Anglican Church, Summerside PEI. They resided in Calgary, Alberta; Nottingham, England; Vancouver, B.C.; Parent, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; Val d'Or, Quebec; Lahr, Germany; Courtenay, B.C.; Winnipeg, Manitoba and finally settled in Ottawa, Ontario. She and Lorne have four grandchildren all of whom brought her endless happiness.
Following her husband around the country and beyond, pretty much precluded career development. Despite this she was very industrious and entered the workforce at many of the locations where they lived. This included: Holman's Department Store, Summerside, PEI; Eaton DS in Calgary and Winnipeg; The RCAF Base Dry Goods Store in Langar, England and Winnipeg, MB; a Super Market in Richmond, BC; Child Care in Parent, QC; Avon Sales in Ottawa and Comox, BC; and Ogilive's DS and the Bay DS in Ottawa.
Covid 19 precludes any gathering of people at this time. A social function in her memory may be arranged when conditions improve.
She is survived by: Husband Lorne, Son Roy, Daughters-in-Law Geety & Gita and Grand Children Sean, Isabelle, Tessa and Justin.
She was predeceased by: Son Mark, Sisters Edna MacNeill/Miller, Elizabeth Tredenick/Moase and Donna Ebbutt. Donations to your charity of choice greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CAMERON, Claudette

It is with great sadness that the family of Claudette Cameron announces her passing on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the age of 82 in the warm and loving environment of the Redwoods Retirement Residence in Ottawa Ontario. Claudette was predeceased by her husband and best friend Raymond and is survived by her six loving daughters, Laurianne (Brian) Evans, Marlene Othmer (Marc LeBeau), Nancy Othmer (Shane Barclay), Patricia Othmer (Carlo Matulich), Phemie (Denis) LaRue and Cindy Ellis. Grams or GMA to 9 grandchildren, whose lives she played an integral part in ; Raymond, Justin, Amanda, Mitchell, Sara, Alexandria, Tyler, Madison and MacKenzie. She was GGMA to 12 great-grand-children. Beloved sister to Ronald (Maureen) , Richard (Claire),and Normand Chenier. She was predeceased by both of her parents and her sister-in-law Fran Chenier. She was the matriarch of our beautifully blended families and she made it her life's work to build a great foundation of love, acceptance and forgiveness for us all. She worked hard all of her life but she will be remembered for her kindness, charity, her fundraising for the church and her amazing skills in the kitchen!! She is now reunited with her Raymond in heaven. A celebration of love will be held when covid restrictions are lifted. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Howard Cohen and the staff at the Redwoods for their devotion and care during these challenging times. Donations in memory of Claudette can be made to the West Carlton Food Access Centre.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

O'CONNOR, Stephen (Steven) Edwin
1953-2021

His family is saddened to announce Steven's death on March 23, 2021 in hospital following a long illness. He was born to the late Edwin and Joan (Dalton) O'Connor, the middle child of a family of five.

While he had many jobs, his favourites were working as a security officer, professional mover and as caregiver to his mother Joan. He loved working in Security at the Royal Canadian Mint and Queensway Carleton Hospital. He worked at several moving companies and established his own small business called ‘Centra Movers’.

Steven found true fulfillment in his relationships with family and friends. He was generous, easy to get to know, simple and genuine guy, thoughtful and sincere, polite and genuinely hospitable. He seemed to enjoy company and was well respected by all who knew him. In his retirement years forming new relationships was even more important to him. He noticed people, cared about them and stayed in touch with them. He inspired friends and acquaintances with his infectious smile and good nature. He was well liked by the many hospital staff that cared for him. He would meet with friends and acquaintances at the local coffee shop just to "chew the fat" and be social.

He was a loyal, loving brother, uncle, godfather, and dear friend. For Steven, "family" was not limited to blood ties, but was about connection and love. He was athletic, physically very strong with a muscular physique throughout his life, he enjoyed the outdoors and was always one of the first in the water, (and last out), either at a pool or a lake at family gatherings.

Steven overcame challenges in his life through perseverance and discipline. He learned best from life's experiences. He was proud of winning his struggle with alcohol earlier in life. He overcame or adjusted to health issues including colitis and prostate cancer. He worked for many years at moving furniture and was remarkably capable of suffering the effects of wear and tear from heavy lifting.

His passions were classic "muscle" cars, music from the 60s and 70s, and good food, especially desserts either homemade pies or fancy cheesecakes, shared with others. He liked weightlifting, cycling, long walks, sky diving, archery and target practice, old b & w movies from the TM network and had a weakness for country music and occasionally songs by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Most of all he loved to pamper his car.

Steven's proudest achievement was dedicating eight years of his life as a primary caregiver to his mother allowing her to stay at home during the final years of her life. He had the strength, discipline and emotional resources to be her full-time primary caregiver adding daily structure to her routine and years to her life.

In recent years he delighted in his great niece "princess" Grace, who reminded Steven so very much of his mother, Joan and took great interest in his great nephew Noah. He loved to go for day trips to Kingston, Metcalfe and other local areas to explore the countryside. His retirement was all too brief, but he made the best of it. He no longer had the stress of making a living from working and could spend more time doing the things he wanted to: hanging with friends at his favourite restaurant, local car dealership and local garage.

He leaves to mourn sisters Sharon (Helmuth) Megeth, Carolyn (Robert) Gervais, brothers, Michael (Catherine Clute), and Bryan, close friends Patty Pulice, Alain Bastien, Marie-Anne and Marcel Bison as well as nieces and nephews, Steven, Michael, Jesse, Carla, Tanya, and Daniel, his aunts Muriel and Marion.

Steven loved family gatherings, most of all at his sister Carol's. Although COVID-19 restrictions do not allow for a gathering at this time, Steven left very clear instructions and the family promises Steven we will hold one as soon as we are able. He also asked that donations in his memory be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Basilica at 10 AM. Donations in his memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gathering, any person wishing to attend the Mass must contact the funeral home to confirm available reservation space.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488 or info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca .

FERNIE, Maureen Ellen
(né MacMartin)

Peacefully on March 26, 2021 at the age of 86 years. Maureen was born at the old Ottawa General Hospital on April 13th, 1934. She grew up on Flora Street with her brothers, Larry and Joseph, and went to Immaculata High School. Maureen loved reading, a good G and T by the pool, dancing, cross country skiing, her needlework and telling the stories of her life. Tragically, Maureen lost her two children, Peter and Erin, to Cystic Fibrosis and then was widowed (Don McCarthy) at an early age. Her passionate volunteerism won her the Breath of Life award from Cystic Fibrosis Canada. In the late 70s, Maureen trained to be a medical secretary and worked for years at the Heart Institute. Maureen found love again when she met Joe Fernie at the RA badminton club and they married at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on November 14, 1981. Joe was welcomed into Maureen’s family by her mother, Evelyn, stepfather, Norman Duggan, brother, Larry (Betty-Ann), nephews, Jamie and Mathew and step-brother, Mike Duggan (Wendy) and their children Shaun, god-daughter Nancy, and Sharon. Maureen in turn embraced Joe’s family with open arms and delighted in all the exploits of Joe’s children, Alan (Mandy), Derek (Brigid), Ian (Deborah) and Gillian (Bruce) and eventually grandchildren, Kailie (Tim), Mitchell, Madi, Cameron, Jake, Nicholas and Sawyer and great-grandchildren, Liam and Weston. Granny was beloved by all the kids. Her sparkling blue eyes would light up at every giggle. Maureen and Joe never missed a birthday. Nothing was ever too small for her to acknowledge and compliment where the family was concerned. Maureen’s amazing pies were anticipated favorites at holiday gatherings. But most of all, Maureen adored Joe and devoted herself to him as a loving wife and partner in life. Locally, they enjoyed many laughs and celebrations with the Thursday dinner gang, their sporting life at the RA Centre and countless activities at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish including social suppers and bringing donations to the Shepherds of Good Hope. Together, they loved to travel, went "home" to Scotland many times to visit the Fernie clan, relaxed in Florida and explored Europe and the Caribbean. Right up until the end, Joe was by her side. Maureen had a zest for life, always taking care of those she loved. We are grateful for her loving heart and will miss her. Funeral mass to be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Saturday, April 10th at 11:00am. Many thanks to the wonderful caregivers at the Glebe Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada would be appreciated. Due to Covid-19 precautions, anyone wishing to join the family at the church must please preregister with the funeral home by email info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca or by tel. 613.233-1488.

For those unable to attend personally, please check here on April 10th for a Facebook Live link to the Church Broadcast of the Maureen Fernie Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BEACH, Patricia Mary
(Retired Nursing)

Patricia Beach (nee Manion) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Gerald T. Beach. Loving mother to daughter Terry Beach and dear granddaughter Karen Beach. Predeceased by her son Thomas Beach. Daughter of the late Thomas Manion and Julia Lynch. Predeceased by her sisters the late Margaret Sandiford and Theresa Manion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at St. Augustine’s Church (1060 Baseline Rd.) at 11 AM; followed by burial at Hope Cemetery.
Due to Covid-19 precautions, anyone wishing to join the family at the church must please preregister with the funeral home by email info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca a or by tel. 613-233-1488.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

WILSON, Marjorie Evelyn (né Davies)

Peacefully on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the age of 92 years. Marjorie Wilson, beloved wife of Charles Wilson of 60 years. Dear mother of Sheryl (Russell Vogtherr), Randy (Diane), Sandra (Mark Miletich), Graham (Lynn), Allan and Michael (Debbie). 'Nana' will be forever remembered by grandchildren Michelle, Mallory, Julia, Angie, Christopher, Amy and Samantha. A private family service will be held at the Whelan Funeral Home. Charitable donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

VON HERFF, Elisabeth Pia (né von Ritschl)

Born February 11, 1927 in Knittelfeld, Austria, Oma died in Ottawa on March 24, 2021 serene and content about her life and those she loved. Predeceased by her husband Christoph von Herff (2013), daughter Karin (1977) and brother Ruediger von Ritschl (1979), Elisabeth is survived by her son Michael von Herff, daughter-in-law Sheila McIntyre and adoring grandchildren William, Silas and Lucy. She also leaves nephews Ruediger and Andreas von Ritschl and will be missed by her extended McIntyre family who embraced her as part of their world over the past four decades: Elizabeth Engelke (Andrew), Charles McIntyre (Erin) and 'honorary grandchildren' Sarah, James, Connor and Seamus. The child of an Austrian officer and an English artist, Elisabeth’s family briefly immigrated to Canada in the mid-1930s before returning to Austria on the eve of the Second World War. She spent the war in Knittelfeld, surviving the death of her father, the bombing of her hometown and a 150 km journey on foot through the mountains to escape the advancing Red Army in May 1945. In 1952, Elisabeth immigrated to Canada along with her brother and mother, and settled in Toronto where she met her husband Chris von Herff. They raised two children and created a strong and loving partnership that survived the heartbreaking loss of their 14-year old daughter Karin to leukemia. Elisabeth’s life was anchored by the concept of family and the duty we have to care for others – whether it was her immediate relations or the extended family that she and Chris created in Toronto and later in the Ottawa Valley. Their house was a gathering point for a wide assortment of friends, many of whom were also immigrants to Canada and were drawn to the von Herff dinner table for Elisabeth’s Austrian home cooking and spontaneous hospitality. Even though she worked full time, she routinely planned for dinner to include the company of one or more friends who just happened to drop by at mealtimes. Elisabeth’s professional life involved a variety of administrative roles and, later in life, work as a travel agent. Like so many others she was an active volunteer in her community and took particular pride in being part of founding the Valley Festival, which brought choral and classical music performances to the Ottawa Valley. She loved classical music and in her 90s took full advantage of living in Ottawa to subscribe to the NAC Orchestra’s concert series, always bringing along a friend or neighbour as her guest. She was so thankful for the friendship and loving support she received from her friends at Park Place over the past eight years and the carers at Amica Westboro in her final months. Most of all, she was grateful to Canada for the life it gave her and, in particular, those working in our health care system who were always there when her family needed comfort and healing. A celebration of life will take place Sunday, March 28 at 11AM (ET) via Zoom. In addition, Elisabeth has insisted that 'a big party' be held at the time of her interment when friends and family can safely gather to celebrate a life well lived. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to SOS Children’s Villages Canada https://www.soschildrensvillages.ca/ an organization dear to the family’s heart. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, For Zoom coordinates, please contact by email:info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca or tel. 613.233-1488 for further details.

HIDALGO, Antonio Morato
November 8,1938 - March 16, 2021

HIDALGO, Antonio (Tony) - passed away peacefully on March 16th at the age of 82 years. Born in the Philippines, Tony graduated from Ateneo University. He worked for IBM where he met his love, Carmen Sagun. In 1972, Tony and Carmen moved to Canada with their four children. Tony worked briefly with Xerox Canada then retired with Hewlett Packard in 2001.

Tony’s retirement life was filled with playing with grandchildren, traveling the world with Carmen, bowling at the Westboro Lawn Bowling Club, spending sunny winters in Solivita, Kissimmee, Florida and coffee with his friends in Upper West and The Berkley condos. Since 2007, he has documented the gardens at The Maplelawn Garden and was made an honorary friend of the garden.

During his brief stay, Tony kept the staff at The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus B2, entertained and we thank them for taking good care of him. Tony said his goodbyes to his loving wife, Carmen and his children George (Anya), Patricia, Tony (Carolyn) and Christina (Keith). He was a proud grandfather, 'Lolo', to Misha and Paulina; Griffin, Sydney and Audrey; Josh, Makayla and Leah; and Juliette. He will be missed on his weekly Zoom calls to his siblings and extended family in the Philippines.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out and shared a story, offered a prayer, and condolences. The family is comforted by these memories. With love, tears, and smiles, he will be remembered for his kindness and generosity.

*Given the pandemic, the family has chosen not to gather at this time. Their hope for all is to remember and honour Tony by small acts of kindness.

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

YOUNG, Alma Patricia (né Lane)
March 15 1930 - February 25 2021

Just shy of her 91st birthday, peacefully with family at her side at Forest Hill in Kanata. Born & raised in Montreal with seven siblings, family was always first and foremost for Alma. Predeceased by husband Donald. Grieved by her children: Nancy Tosello (Gabe), Charles (Maureen), Christina (Len Stolwyk); & grandchildren: Peter, Timothy (Lauressa) & Natalie, Elizabeth & Christopher; Kate & Conrad, whom she cherished dearly. Alma will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her sisters Eileen, Lana & Bunny (Jean-Guy), as well by nieces, nephews & cousins. Alma was a skilled cook, baker, avid music lover, reader, gardener, backyard birder & knitter. Latterly Alma rediscovered her love & talent for painting. Those activities & the joy they brought to her live on in her children & grandchildren. Before relocating to The Empress Kanata, Alma & Donald were active members of Place d'Orleans Walking Club. Over the last decade, the mother, grandmother & sister we knew & loved was sadly stolen from us by dementia. Thank you to the staff of Forest Hill LTC, in particular to the 2nd floor nursing staff, & special thanks to PSW Elizabeth Miller for her loving and compassionate care of Alma. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, https://dementiahelp.ca/ would be greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. When restrictions ease, memorial & celebration of life to be held at Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488, followed by interment at Beechwood Cemetery aside her beloved Donald. Rest in peace Mom, your battle is over.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

O'REILLY, Charles Anthony
(May 19, 1930 – February 4, 2021)

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Charles Anthony O'Reilly, in his 90th year. Born in Quyon, Quebec, raised in Old Ottawa East. Survived by his loving wife Nancy (O'Sullivan) of Connemara, Galway, Ireland; his children Kevin (Christine Lachapelle), Martin, Sheila (Martin Laflamme), Timothy, Roisin and Maura. Survived by sisters Mary (George Barrett), Lila, Claire (Pat Mulvihill), brothers Joseph, Richard (Laurence) and Daniel (Laura) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Terrence and Mary (Stanton); siblings Noreen, Gwen, Gloria, Brother Jack OMI, Gerald, James, Michael and Ann. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to be celebrated privately at St. Maurice Parish, Nepean, on Monday, February 8th, 2021. Internment in Hope Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488. A special thank you to Dr. Rossman and all the incredible staff at Grace Manor – who became like family - for the excellent care and kindness shown to Charlie since 2008. Please consider having a Mass said in honour of Charles. Those wishing to make a donation in his memory may consider the Salvation Army Grace Manor.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

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SPARKS, Joan Marie
(June 2, 1930 – January 25, 2021)

Passed away peacefully at her residence The Glebe Centre, Ottawa. Predeceased by her parents Nicholas Arthur Sparks and Gabrielle (Chalifour) Sparks and her only sibling Nicholas Alan (Nicky). Left to mourn are her cousins and friends. Joan spent her life in Ottawa, worked for External Affairs with postings to Bonn, Germany and New Orleans, USA. A woman of great faith, Joan was sincere in prayer and service to others. Joan was a long time member of St. Mary's Parish and the group 'Lift Jesus Higher'. Sincere thanks to the staff of The Glebe Centre, with special thanks to the nurses and PSWs of Lindenwood-Level 2, for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Joan asked to be remembered in your prayers and Masses.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DEMERS-MOORE, Louise
(1946 – 2021)

Suddenly and peacefully on January 24, 2021, Louise passed away. Beloved wife the late Eric William Moore. Loving grandmother of Christopher Moore (Shannon Davis) of Edmonton, Katherine (Jeff King) of Cambridge and Sarah (Sean Bradley) of Ottawa. Proud and dedicated great-grandmother of Harrison and Wyatt. She leaves nephews and nieces and numerous cousins.
Louise was well-known, loved and active in the community where she volunteered her time and numerous talents. The Friends of the Farm, the Knitting and Quilting Guilds and the genealogical circles miss her greatly.
A celebration of her life will be held at St. Basil's RC Church at 10:30 AM on Saturday November 6, 2021.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SZABO, Charles Laszlo
(retired Govt of Canada)

Charles Szabo passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and daughter on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the age of 85 years. Charlie, beloved husband of 57 years and best friend of Louise (né Olson). Loving father to Sandy Stratton (Tim Stattron). Cherished grandfather to Lisa Fulford (Nicholas Lafrance), Justin and Evan Green, Victoria and Robert Stratton. Dear Great Grampa to Zoe.
Charlie arrived in Canada in June 1957, at the age of 21, after being forced to flee Hungary due to his participation in the Hungarian Revolution. Penniless, he was handed $5 by the Red Cross in order to pay the required entry fee into Canada. He had no place to live, no job, spoke no English and knew no one. He made his way to Ottawa, where he eventually met Louise and built a life.
Charlie was a talented tool and die maker and was able to find work in his field. He retired after an extensive career in the federal government at the Department of Communications at Shirley’s Bay and was very proud to be a member of the Canadarm prototype team.
Many thanks to Karen Flindall at Champlain LHIN, the nurses from CareFor as well as Dr. Kamla Swami and Dr. Andrew Douglas from the Community Palliative Medicine Associates. They provided excellent support and care to Charlie and our family. We are also grateful to MAiD and Dr. Viren Naik who compassionately fulfilled his final wish. There will be no visitation at the funeral home due to Covid-19 restrictions. A family celebration honouring Charlie will take place in the summer at his beloved cottage, where he watched his family grow and enjoyed the tranquility of nature, BBQing on his Green Egg as well as fishing.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy can be expressed at condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BEATON, Joan Lois (né Wilson)
1934 - 2021

At home in Ottawa on January 16, 2021, Joan passed away after a long and courageous battle with dementia. Cherished and beloved mother of Kelly Ann and Tracey, Joan is predeceased by her parents, Lillian Kelly and Robert L. Wilson and her sister, Margaret Limoges (late Pierre). She is survived by her nephews Robert, Peter and John Limoges and their families.
Born in Montreal, Joan grew up on Wiseman Ave. in Park Extension and went to Thomas D'Arcy McGee high school. She was a dedicated employee of Bell, Horizon and Zeller’s head office where she had great memories and enjoyed the friendship of many colleagues. Upon retiring in 1996, Joan became an active volunteer for many years at St. Mary’s Hospital Gift Shop and a lector at Transfiguration of our Lord Parish in Montreal. Her generosity and selfless spirit touched countless people, as her kindness and concern for others knew no bounds.
A Montreal Canadiens fan for life, her resilience, her laughter, her positive outlook on life and her love of giving to those in need will be dearly missed. She was a wonderful mom and even in her final year, when her words left her, her smiling grey blue eyes would remind everyone of her love for them.
The family is extremely grateful to the caregivers who supported Joan especially Jenny, Lynette and Marie Kristine, for their diligent care and kindness. Special thanks to Dr. Still, Dr. Weber and the St. Mary’s Family Medicine team for the many years of great care and more recently the support of Dr. Turley (Primrose Clinic, Ottawa). Deepest appreciation to the Champlain LHIN (Jessica), the Bayshore Home Health Team (Mo & Benny) and the Bruyère Palliative care team for guiding us through the final leg of her journey, Our mom lost her parents when she was just 11 in 1945. Mom, you are finally with them. We love you.

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sunshine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand
(Irish blessing)
Due to COVID restrictions, a private funeral Mass was held at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, a donation can be made in Joan’s memory to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation (Montreal), the Bruyere Foundation (Ottawa) or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

COPELAND, Andrée
9 June 1961 - 1 January 2021

It is with a heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of Andrée Copeland at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the age of 59 years. Predeceased by loving parents Gerald Copeland and Irène Copeland (nee Tessier) and nephew Vincent Copeland. Sibling to Anne-Marie Copeland (Michel Ladouceur), niece Stephanie Dufault and nephew Alexandre Dufault (Isabelle Normand), great nephews William, Frédérick, Raphaél and great nice Emma, as well as many extended family members from the Copeland and Tessier families of Ottawa. Andrée was gifted with a traditional aboriginal ceremony upon passing, proudly acknowledging the Warrior Spirit within. We would like to thank Olga Nilolajev, Sharp Dopler and especially Erin Myers and Sinead Bomba for the loving friendship and compassionate care provided to Andrée over the years. A private service was held at Whelan Funeral Home in Ottawa, on Friday January 15, 2021 with immediate family members. Burial will take place in the spring.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MAYER, Anne Pennington
11 June 1936 - 4 January 2021

Anne passed away peacefully at St Patrick’s Home in Ottawa after a long battle with Alzheimers. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Suzanna Mayer and son in-law Jon Sawyer. She was a truly remarkable and difficult woman; beautiful, ambitious, independent beyond words and a pioneer in her day. She was a mother, a daughter, a career minded individual and the wife of Honorary White Indian Chief. Born in England, she trained at l'Ecole Hoteliere, Switzerland arriving in Canada for work experience on the maiden voyage of the S/S Empress of Great Britain, 20th April 1956. 3 years later, Canada became her home and she marked a successful career holding Executive positions with Grace Hospital, CP Hotels (Canada and Mexico) and in her later years Government House, Ottawa and La Citadelle, Quebec. She was on a number of Municipal, Provincial and Federal Trade Advisory Committees, held positions with many associations, and as a Director of the Ontario Hostelry Institute helped found George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts in Toronto. and was one of the founding board members of George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts in Toronto. In addition, she held life memberships with several Loyal Societies and prided herself in Community Service. She had many interesting friends but in later life she was particularly close to Grandfather William Commanda, Algonquin Elder and Keeper of several Algonquin wampum belts. A very big thank you to St Patrick’s Home in Ottawa for taking good care of her for almost 10 years. A big thank you also to Ken Gordon, a dedicated volunteer who made sure Anne and Suzanna could Skype every week for 9 years! Due to Covid-19 service restrictions, Anne was cremated on 13 January 2021 and no funeral service was held. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Patrick's Home in Ottawa.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

FRIGO, Antonio Nino
(Founder Vesma Steel)

Peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the age of 86 years. Antonio Nino Frigo, beloved husband of Dolita (né Mangilli). Dear father of Giantonio (Rita), Irene (Joe Stracuzza), Sandra (Frank Ladisa) and Dino (Maria). Cherished grandfather to Giantonio Jr., GianPaolo & Vanessa Frigo; Tony, Melanie, Christina & Jo-Ann Stracuzza; Lui, Julia & Lori Ladisa; Sabrina, Alessia, Marco & Maia Frigo. Loving Great Grandfather to Jessie, Cali & Joey. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions; opportunity to pay respects to the family will be limited. Anyone wishing to attend should call the funeral home to secure/reserve a time allotment. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately for the family only at St Anthony Church on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10 AM. Interment to follow at the Pinecrest Cemetery.
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Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DESOUZA, Modesta (Maud) Theresa

Died peacefully in Ottawa on December 30, 2020 at the age of 92 years. Daughter of Anthony F. & Hortencia DeSouza. Beloved wife of the late Stanislaus (Stan) DeSouza. Loving mother of Tony, Maria and Angela. Cherished sister of May, Alban, Anastasia, Julie and Anatholia. Teacher at St. Alphonsus High School in Chapeau, Quebec. The family would like to thank Saint Patrick’s Home of Ottawa for their dedication and compassion in caring for Modesta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St Mary’s Parish, Ottawa, (Yonge & Bayswater). Due to Covid-19 restrictions at this time only immediate family members will be permitted to attend. Interment to be held in Chapeau, Quebec. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to the Ottawa Food Bank .
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ALEKSIC, Branka

On December 20th, 2020, Branka Aleksic (nee Dangubic) passed away at home with her loved ones by her side at the age of 62.
Loving wife of 30 years to Milosav-Miso and proud mother to Dusan (Zeljka). Branka will be missed by her dear sisters Dara, Sena, and Nada, her nieces and nephews, and many dear friends and family.
Born on January 27th,1958 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Branka immigrated to Canada with her husband and son in May of 1997 and spent most of her time living in Mont Bleu (Hull). She studied at the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo and had a 12 year career at Revenue Canada. Branka enjoyed going for walks, skiing, and she always valued and maintained close relationships with family and friends. Branka proudly supported her son, Dusan, throughout his water-polo career, and her support will be deeply missed. We will remember Branka as a fighter and a woman with a big heart. Visitation will be held at St. Stefan Serbian Orthodox Church, 1993 Prince of Wales Dr. on Wednesday, December 23 from 11:00am until commencement of a funeral mass at 12:00pm. Interment to follow at Cimetiere Saint Rédempteur on Boulevard de la Cité des-Jeunes at the intersection of Boulevard Gamelin in Gatineau (Hull).

20. decembra,2020 Branka Aleksić (Dangubić) je preminula kod kuće sa svojim najmilijima kraj sebe u 62. godini.
Branka će nedostajati svom suprugu od 30 godina, Milosavu-Miši, svom sinu Dušanu (Željki), svojim sestrama, Dari, Seni, i Nadi, svojim nećacima i nećakinjama, svojoj familiji i mnogim dragim prijateljima.
Rodena 27. januara 1958. godine u Sarajevu, u Bosni i Hercegovini, Branka je imigrirala u Kanadu sa suprugom i sinom u maju 1997. godine i većinu svog vremena provela živeci u Mont Bleu (Hull). Studirala je na Ekonomskom fakultetu u Sarajevu i provela 12 godina karijere u Revenue Canada. Branka je uživala u šetnjama, skijanju i uvijek je cijenila i održavala bliske odnose s porodicom i prijateljima. Branka je s ponosom bodrila svog sina Dušana tokom njegove vaterpolo karijere, i njezina podrška će puno nedostajati. Branku ćemo pamtiti kao borca i ženu velikog srca.

Sahrana će biti u srijedu 23. decembra. Opelo će biti u crkvi Sveti Stefan, 1993 Prince of Wales Dr u Otavi, sa početkom od 12 casova. Svi koji žele, porodici mogu da izjave saucešce od 11 č u crkvi. Sahrana će biti na Cimetiere Saint Rédempteur na Boulevard de la Cité des-Jeunes na raskrsnici Boulevard Gamelin u Gatineau (Hull) u 13:45 časova.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

TAYLOR, John Harry
May 18, 1939 - November 18, 2020
(Professor Emeritus - Carleton University)

John died peacefully at Park Place Retirement Residence after a short illness. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, the son of Connie Burden and Jack Taylor. Forever cherished by his loving partner and companion of 35 years, Ruth Kirk. Proud father of: Alex of Vancouver; Sabrina (Nick Torr) of Baton Rouge; Andreas of Noosa, Australia; and Nathan (Erin McClelland) of Madrid. Loving grandfather of Maya, Reif and Eva. Survived by his two brothers Don (late Maureen) of Courtenay, BC and Kent (Pamela) of Edmonton.

John was truly a Renaissance man, a consummate communicator, voracious reader and an analytical thinker whose library and conversation bespoke a man well-versed in the humanities. His wonderfully-composed photos hang in homes on Faraday Street where they document the street's children as they grew from babies to young adults and in the halls of the History Department of Carleton University where his portraits of retired professors grace the walls. His Nova Scotia landscapes and seascapes were of professional quality and were sold in a Nova Scotia shop near his summer home. John believed that a healthy body complements a healthy mind. He was a frequent participant in the international cross-country ski race, the Gatineau Loppet; and he was a white water canoeist par excellence, able to tackle any set of rapids with careful planning and use of his superior technique.

John was a gourmet cook, a musician, a family historian, a gardener, a builder, and a man who could fix anything. John was clearly a polymath but more importantly, he was a true gentleman who treated all with genuine respect and kindness. He made deep connections with his communities and was generous in his support of them - the villages of Lake Annis and Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, his peers at Carleton University, his neighbours and the international travelers he and Ruth met through Friendship Force Ottawa.

Early on, his leadership and ethic of community service were evident. Upon graduation from Victoria Composite High School in Edmonton, he received the highest award in the school - the C.O. Hicks Citizenship Award for service to the school. After high school he worked in a Yellowknife gold mine to earn money for university studies and eventually graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in physics and engineering and a Masters in history. He worked as a reporter for the Edmonton Journal and later for the Vancouver Sun. Always a learner, John then pursued PhD studies in Canadian history.

John had a long and distinguished career as a history professor at Carleton University. His areas of teaching and research were Canadian history and urban history where he was recognized as a leading teacher. He was a co-founder and long-time editor of the Urban History Review as well as a frequent contributor. His leadership was instrumental in bringing prominence to urban history as a field of study in Canada. He was keenly interested in the preservation of Ottawa's built heritage, and with his knowledge enlivened by his ready wit, he was in demand as a frequent speaker at conferences and heritage events. In 1985, John authored the award-winning Ottawa: An Illustrated History.

John's family would like to thank the staff of Park Place Retirement Residence for the dedication, care and compassion given to him in the last two years of his life. A celebration of John's life will be held privately due to COVID-19 protocols. Messages of condolence can be shared with the family at ( memoriesofjohntaylor@gmail.com ). When it is safe to travel and gather together, John's ashes will be interred in the Taylor family plot in Wainwright Cemetery, Wainwright, Alberta. If you would like to do so, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in John's memory.

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488.

LEARD, Earle
(retired Furniture Industry)

Peacefully on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 surrounded in the minds and hearts of his family at the age of 68 years. Earle Leard, beloved husband and best friend of Catherine Chefero (né Robertson). Loving father of Heather Leard, Russell Leard (Julia Calcerano); and Cathy’s son Douglas Chefero (Erin McKercher). Cherished grandfather to Graeme, Violet & Nathan Leard and Haylie Chefero. Survived by his siblings Catherine (Frank Pacheco) and David (Jocelyne Pelland). Predeceased by his parents Harold & Lillian Leard. Earle enjoyed exploring new places and meeting new people. He was kind, friendly, and engaging, which is one of the many reasons he was such a successful salesman. Earle had a great love of music and enjoyed playing bass guitar with a number of bands and musicians over the years in Ottawa and Toronto. He loved spending time with his family and friends at the cottage and enjoyed his time at the lake. A Celebration of Earle’s life was held privately due to Covid restrictions at this time. The family would be deeply appreciative of anyone wishing to share a memory of Earle to do so at condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca
In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and Bluesfest: Blues in the Schoolsy charties would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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ROSEHART, Damien

We announce the death of Damien Ralph Patrick Rosehart, born March 17th (St. Patrick's Day) 1982 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Damien passed November 14 2020 at General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital suddenly and peacefully from undiagnosed rare leukemia blood cancer at the young age of 38. Damien resided with his parents in the Ottawa Greenbelt area. Damien blasted into this world achieving in leaps and bounds both in mind and spirit. He grew into a strong and intelligent father of 3 beautiful boys and became a stellar renovation tradesman always striving for perfection in all things he approached. Full of integrity and empathy you could always rely upon him. Every new soul he met became a friend for life. Damien left behind three sons; Drake at 16, Owen at 12, Reese at 10 and their mother Lisa Stavri. His parents Ralph and Madie. His brothers Devon and Jayson. His sisters Violet and Tamara, and a world of friends and extended family members Special thanks and appreciation to all the exceptional medical staff at the General Campus/ Ottawa Hospital. A private family service will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 1 pm. Friends and relatives are asked to join a virtual service through Facebook live.

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SEARS, Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony Sears passed away peacefully on November 11, 2020 at the age of 82 years. Michael graduated from Loyola College in 1961 and lived and worked in Montreal and Ottawa. Predeceased by his parents, Russell and Marjorie, his brother David and his longtime partner Diane Davidson. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Tracy (Sean), his siblings Terry (Cathy), Maureen (Dan) and Virginia (Ed), nieces and nephews, grandchildren and many dear friends. Michael will be remembered for his mind for numbers, his love of football and his sense of humour. He will be buried in Montreal at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff and physicians at the Ottawa Hospital for their care and support. In memoriam, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

'Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.'
Marie Curie

VALENTINO, Nora

It is with great sadness that the family of Nora Vienna Valentino announces her passing October 7, 2020 at Villagia in the Glebe, Ottawa, ON. Born March 20, 1926 in North Minto, NB she was the daughter of the late Giovanni Valentino and Domenica Cherubini. Nora is survived by her brother Ferdinand Valentino (late Jean Marie); Nieces and nephews Joe Valentino (Brenda), John Valentino, Billy Valentino (Anne Marie), Nora Valentino, Caterina Valentino (Owen Parker), Linda Gregan (late Tom), Lisa Vigneault (Paul); and several great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Nora was predeceased by her brothers Achille (late Yolanda) and Henry (late Florence). Nora experienced an abundance of travel during her career with External Affairs. She was stationed in Ottawa several times and held postings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Moscow, U.S.S.R.; Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania; Warsaw, Poland; London, England; Paris, France and Rome, Italy. During her time at these postings she travelled to many surrounding countries. Nora also had a deep appreciation for the arts whether it be paintings, literature or attending operas, ballets and symphonies. She loved the Bolshoi and the National Arts Centre. She led a truly remarkable life and will be missed by friends and family. Service and interment will take place in the spring in Minto, NB. Donations may be made to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation or the National Arts Centre.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

GOODWIN, Robert Douglas

After a beautiful and full life, Doug passed away peacefully November 6th with his loving partner and children by his side.

Proud Papa of Grant (Miki), Micheline (Stephen) and Stephanie (Drew) and loving grandfather of Jonny, Kirk, Ethan, Ian, Sam, and Charlie. Butch was especially close to his siblings Alice (late David Parkinson), John (Shirley), and Nancy (Ron Hutchinson), his nieces, nephews and their children.

Born in Ottawa in 1939, Doug lived a full life in the city he loved dearly. He dedicated his life’s work to education, with a distinguished career as a teacher and principal with the ORCSSB. Doug’s most notable stop was at St. Anthony School on Booth Street, where he immersed himself in the community and became a lifelong regular at both Giovanni’s coffee shop and St. Anthony’s Church.

Nothing made Butch happier than time with his family, telling old stories about growing up in Ottawa and afternoons spent at the ballpark or football game. Baseball and all sports were his passion, with the Astros and Lynx dominating his comically large ball cap collection. When not in Ottawa, Doug could be found in Florida with Colleen, either in the pool or on a long beachwalk. In his later years if you wanted to catch up with him, you'd need to join him at the coffee shop or on his daily walk at Carlingwood.

Above all, Butch was a family man, always kind, generous and agreeable. He was the first one to line up for roller coaster rides, a fixture at Ottawa CFL games, the MC of our family events, and the generous provider of Christmas prizes for everyone. He was humble and grateful for his family, regularly saying he felt blessed and that he didn't know how he got so lucky.

We are forever thankful for the team that took such care with Doug over the last decade, including Drs. Mielniczuk, Nehme and McCormick. For those who wish, donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Due to the pandemic, a private service will be held.

Doug is so loved and will be fondly remembered by his family, friends and the communities he was part of. There won't be another one like him.

'God saw you were getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So he put His arms around you
And whispered, 'Come to Me.'"

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

WILLETTE, Sybil Helen (né Scott)
1929 – 2020

Peacefully on October 29, 2020 at the age of 91 years. Daughter of the late Victoria (Craig) and Victor Scott. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Shirly Edward Willette (d. 1994). Predeceased by infant daughter, Marianne. Devoted mother of Jeffrey (Judy) Willette of Whitby, ON and Christopher (Tirza) Willette. Loving grandmother to Ian, Graham, Amy (Jeff), Keylah and Kyra (Chris). Survived her dear brother Richard Patrick (Mike) Scott. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the caring and dedicated staff and volunteers of Unitarian House for creating a wonderful home life and their care of Mom. A private interment was held for her family at The Beechwood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MULLALLY, Lesley Anne
July 26, 1967 – October 20, 2020
Suddenly at U of O Heart Institute

Lesley is survived by her loving parents Therese (Terry) and Dunstan (Vince), much loved brothers Brian (Norine) and Jeff, nephew Christopher (Olivia) and niece Kira.
Lelsey’s gentle personality always shone thru by her unconditional love for each family member, each friend and for 'Miss Mew' and ’scotty', her two cats who constantly were at her side.
Should anyone wish to make a donation in Lesley’s memory, please consider a donation in Lesley’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 Ave., 1st Floor, Box 610, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 1J8. You may also wish to consider the Ottawa Humane Society, 245 West Hyunt Club Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 1A6, tel. 613.725-3166.
Lesley’s family extends heartfelt thanks to those who gave the great gift of their time to Lesley over many years; especially Marion, Pauline, Melanie, Myrtle, Jackie, Leisel, Josephine, teacher Mr. Iafelice, aunts, uncles and their families.
A Memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 14 at St. Augustine Church, 1060 Baseline Road, Ottawa. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, all attending the Mass must first declare their intention by regsistering with The Whelan Funeral Home, phone 613.233-1488 or condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca.

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VARGAS, Isabel

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our mother, grandmother, wife, and friend, Isabel Vargas. Peacefully received into the arms of the Lord, in hospital on October 6, 2020 at the age of 60 years, with family by her side. After only a brief battle with lung cancer, Isabel is reunited now with her cherished parents, in Heaven. Daughter of the late Jose Mariano and Utilia de Almeida Vargas. Beloved wife of Jean-Guy Touchette. Loving mother of Shawn Vargas (Stephanie). Forever remembered by her grandchildren Logan, Tanner, Ethan, and Averie. Survived by her adoring aunt Guilhermina Gonsalves of Portugal. Isabel will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched. She lives on eternally in our hearts and we will remember her always. 'To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.' - Thomas Campbell A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Drive in Kanata on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:00 am. In order to comply with Covid-19 regulations currently in place, anyone planning to attend the Funeral Mass must contact the Funeral Home to reserve seating. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488.For those not attending in person, the ceremony will be live-streamed on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:00 am via the Parish’s Facebook page at: : facebook.com/holyredeemerkanata/ A celebration of life will be held at a later date for family and friends to reminisce and share their special, happy memories of Isabel. Those wishing to post condolences may do so via condolences@whelanfuneralhome.ca Donations to The Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation
greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

DERUGA, Maria Jadwiga
April 9, 1945 in Tehran, Iran – October 8, 2020 in Ottawa

Maria passed away peacefully on October 8, at the age of 75 with family by her side. Maria was born Maria Jadwiga Pialucha in Tehran, Iran on April 9, 1945 to parents Piotr Pialucha and Wiesia Szwacz. Her beautiful journey began in Iran following her parents springing from captivity in World War Two. After living and navigating her infancy through the Middle East, Maria landed in England where she spent her childhood and young adult years. She then immigrated to Canada, settling in Ottawa where she lived in Centretown and worked in the Glebe and Ottawa South.

Maria was a fiercely proud and devoted mother and grandmother, as well as a dedicated and loving sister and wife. She leaves behind her three sons (Arthur, Johnny, and Andrew), three grandchildren (Ray, Liana and Alyssa), sister (Zosia), husband (Andrew), present and future daughter-in-laws (Eriko, Christy), nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends on several continents.

Maria was a woman of tremendous character, with deeply rooted values, and spiritual fortitude. She had tremendous will, an abundance of positivity, love of life and family, and a unique ability in finding and enabling others to see the best in life. She applied these qualities to improve the lives of others and bring happiness to those around her with an infectious smile and glow. This was part of her daily fabric and calling in life.

In practice, she dedicated her life and service to raising children, and communities. Mom, or Bapcia to her grandchildren, raised three sons and cared for her grandchildren with unconditional love and devotion. As an educator and caretaker, Maria served as an elementary school teacher for a decade and as school age teacher at Glebe Parent’s Daycare for over 25 years. She taught us all what it meant to find the best in people and helped bring out their greatest qualities and purpose in life. She helped shape countless students, children and colleagues to achieve their potential and live meaningful and impactful lives.

She wore her suffering with grace and overcame adversity with love and devotion. Her legacy continues to live on in all people she touched. Her sons are eternally grateful to have grown up with her unconditional love and guidance, her tremendous warmth, and her never-ending quest to make sure they were happy and found the best in life.
In Maria’s spirit and memory, please consider making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross – Migrant and Refugee Services.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 21st, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Basilica at 10 AM. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gathering, any person wishing to attend the Mass must contact the funeral home to confirm available reservation space. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488 or info@WhelanFuneralHome.ca

BLAND, Beulah Antonia
June 13, 1932 – October 7, 2020

Beulah died peacefully in the Civic Hospital where she had been for the last 7 weeks. She was born in Trinidad to Marie Gabriel and George Bland. She is predeceased by her sister Olga, brothers Reginald and Bertram and sadly missed by nieces Jennifer and Merle in the United States, and Ottawa friends. Beulah left Trinidad for England where she spent 5 years before migrating to Canada in 1965. She worked in Labour Canada, now Human Resources, from 1966 to her retirement in 1997. She was a lady of many talents enjoying singing, writing poetry and making jewelry. Sincere gratitude to the staff at the Civic Hospital; Cathy and staff at Chartwell Bridlewood Retirement Residence. A Mass in Memory will be held at St. Patrick’s Basilica, Kent Street on Monday, November 2 at 10 am.
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MURTAGH, Thomas Joseph

Peacefully at home on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 with Micheline (Egan), and his daughters Karen and Tara-Leigh at his side. Predeceased by his sister, Mary Murtagh, he leaves to mourn his sisters, Fionnuala Hanlon (Longford, Co. Longford), and Carmel Nally (Dunboyne, Co. Meath), many nieces and nephews in Ireland and abroad, and the extended Egan clan.
Tom began a teaching career at Terenure College in Dublin. He came to Canada in 1969 with plans to teach here for two years. That career began at St. Joseph's High School and continued at Hillcrest, Commerce, and Nepean, finishing at the Adult High School. In addition to the classroom, he spent many hours on the pitch as a successful soccer and rugby coach.
Tom embraced Canada and all it had to offer, whatever the season, but he remained a proud Irishman. Over the years he was quietly active promoting many aspects of Irish cultural life in Ottawa. He conceived of and created the fleadhs, the Irish festivals that took place in the Byward Market for many years, he was a founding member of the Ottawa Gaels, a popular Irish folk musician, a lover of Irish literature and theater, and a natural on stage with the Tara Players. Upon retirement he devoted countless volunteer hours to a number of charities and in particular to St. Patrick's Basilica.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Centretown Emergency Food Centre or St. Patrick's Basilica Restoration fund would be appreciated.
Due to difficulties imposed by the current pandemic, there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to join his family at a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Basilica, 220 Kent St., Ottawa on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10 AM.
(Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, all participants of the Funeral Mass must first reserve their intention to attend, Please contact the funeral home to do so at the number below. A live Broadcast of the funeral liturgy will be held using the Zoom platform. Please see details below.)
The family would like to say a special word of thanks to Dr. Ed Fitzgibbon, and to the wonderful palliative team led by Dr. Jennifer Brodeur. We are so grateful for the gentle care and concern that made Tom's last weeks so peaceful.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

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HENDERSON, Cletus F.
December 11, 1924 - October 1, 2020
Retired Navy - Dominion Command Colour Party
"OHNA" Ottawa Hull Navy Assoc. Past President
Member of Montgomery Branch Legion

Peacefully at his residence on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in his 96th year. Cletus Henderson, beloved husband to the late Lila Mougo & Late Cathleen Stewart. Cherished father of the late Darlene (late Mike Dougherty), step father of Liz Marden, Heather Nesbit, Debbie Calcutt, John Monchan and late Steve Monachan. Proud Grandfather of Scott (Connie), Ryan (Chantal). Devoted Great grandfather to Greydon, Rylen and Cameron. Dear brother of Celine Morrisette. Predeceased by sister Loretta (William Brennan). Cletus enjoyed a lifetime of dedication to his Naval Career as a Communications telegraph specialist. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, 1060 Baseline Road, Ottawa, Friends may pay respects from 10 o'clock; until commencement of Mass at 11 AM on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. (Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, all particpants of the Funeral Mass must first reserve their intention to attend, Please contact the funeral home to do so at the number below.) Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

GALLINGER, Patricia


With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Patricia Lillian Gallinger (nee McKenna) on September 20 in the early morning hours, her favorite time of day. Deceased at age 96, Pat was young at heart until the end and will be dearly remembered for her playfulness, classy demeanour and kind smile.

Born in Toronto in 1923, Pat was really a northern girl at heart having been raised in Timmins, Ontario. Fiercely independent and eager to explore the world, she left the comfort and security provided by her devoted parents at the age of sixteen to attend Mrs. Klock’s School of Business in Ottawa. Her courageous and adventurous spirit then led her to Montreal where she worked during WW II with Dominion Rubber and Department of War Assets.

At 26 years old, Pat returned to Timmins where she took on employment as an administrative assistant with mining companies. That is also where she met her first husband, Jack Hamilton. Married in 1953, Jack took his new bride to Lima, Peru, where as a geologist, he was to be employed in the mines. Even though they expected to share a long life together, Jack passed away in 1964. Pat met life’s challenges with resilience and strength, and as a widow moved back to Ottawa and raised her two daughters on her own. In 1970, a work colleague, Betty Lester, arranged a blind date for Pat with Syd Gallinger, and he soon after became her second husband. Syd was a hobby farmer so Pat switched her high heels for rubber boots and the couple homesteaded in West Templeton, QC over the next 23 years. Their marriage brought together a blended family, with Pat’s two daughters, Syd’s four children and the birth of their own daughter. They shared 45 years together before Syd’s passing in 2015.

In recent years Pat suffered dementia, but her quick wit and sharp sense of humour never failed. She touched many with her sweet disposition and open heart.

Pat will be profoundly missed by her loving family who are forever grateful to have been loved and guided by her.

She will be dearly remembered by her children Lesley Hamilton (John), Colleen Hamilton, Joanna Gallinger (Allen) and Sydney Gallinger Jr. (Brian), Tom Gallinger (Christine), Bob Gallinger and Susan Reynolds (Tim).

Proud and cherished grandmother of Jamie, Sarah, Jessica, Dustin, Dylan and Jonathan, Sean, Benjamin, Clayton and Amy. Predeceased by grandson Ajay Nichol. Will be missed by her great grandchildren Adam, Jessalyn, Aaron and Brian.

Predeceased by brother Kenny McKenna and sister Gloria Strong. She will be greatly missed by her sister-in-law Jennie and many nieces and nephews.

Our family would like to thank the staff at Oak Park Retirement Community for their care and compassion. We are also deeply grateful to MLC Healthcare for the companionship and devotion shown our mother in recent years.

Memorial donations may be made to
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
(https://dementiahelps.ca).
A private internment service will be held.

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

THEOKRITOFF, Victor
1932-2020

After a long illness, Victor Theokritoff, 87, passed away on July 14 at his home in Ottawa. Son of Mikhail and Louise (nee Stanscheck) Theokritoff, was born in 1932 in Wiesbaden, Germany where he was raised. As a teenager, he moved to London, England, where he trained to become a chef and met and married the love of his life, Patricia Beaumont. They ran the family hotel in Whitby, Yorkshire, England for many years, before opening a restaurant in Chichester, England. Following Pat’s death, Victor moved to Ottawa in 1998. Pillars of their communities, Victor and Pat were proudest of their four children Nicki, Alex, Matthew, and Adam. Victor is now reunited with Pat and Adam, who preceded Victor in death. He is survived by his three living children Nicki, Alex and Matthew, their spouses Gilli, John, and Maria, and Adam’s spouse Fiona, as well as his beloved grandchildren: Louise, Madeleine, Jack, George, Sam, Holly, Grace and Blake and great-grandchildren, Margot and Red. The funeral service was held on Monday, July 20, 2020 at the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral, Ottawa followed by interment at Pinecrest Cemetery. Donations in Victor’s memory can be made to the Dalhousie Food Cupboard https://www.dalhousiefoodcupboard.ca/donate.html.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CUNNINGHAM, Ruth

Passed away in her 90th year at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on September 4, 2020. Daughter of the late Peter Cunningham and the late Velma Boucher. Ruth had 90 joyous and productive years. She will be sorrowfully missed by many, especially by her lifelong high school friend, Olive Brownlee, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their kindness, as well as The Redwoods Retirement Residence where she enjoyed her final 7 years. A Mass in memory of Ruth will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline Rd., Ottawa at 11:00 am. All attendees are required to wear a mask. Donations to the Shepherds of Good Hope or The Ottawa Mission would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BOURQUE, Edwin

It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Edwin Paul Bourque on Monday, August 31, 2020, in his 50th year. Ed was the adored husband and best friend of Caroline Leslie and son of the late James (Jim) and Sharleen Bourque. He leaves behind a brother, Arthur, and sister, Valerie, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews in the NWT and Northern Alberta.

While growing up Ed lived in a number of northern communities, and attended high school and college in Yellowknife. Following the sudden death of his father, Ed ultimately became the CEO of Transpolar Technology in Ottawa, co-founded by his father and The Halifax Group.

With his wife Caroline as his companion, Ed became a world traveller. He loved excellent dining and fine wine. Ed leaves us all with warm memories of a hearty, dedicated and fun-loving man who was immensely proud of his Metis heritage.

Everyone will be welcome to join Caroline at a future celebration of Ed's life after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ed's memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

VALIQUETTE, Michael
December 10, 1942 to August 26, 2020

It is with immense sadness that his family announces the passing of Michael earlier this week. After a few months of chronic illness, he left us peacefully, at home, with his family and close friends by his side. He will be sadly missed by his wife JoAnn (Capbert), son Michael Jr. and wife Alexandra, son Benjamin and wife Katherine, cherished grandchildren Nora, Rohan, Leah, William and Amelia as well as many caring and supportive life-long friends. Due to current public health restrictions, the family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers or donations, please give a hug to someone you love.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CALDERONE, Mark Donald
March 26, 1956 to August 20, 2020

Suddenly at home on August 20, 2020, age 64. Shocked and grieving family, sons Todd (Miranda ) and Paul, Jill Casey, brother Eric (Lynne), sisters Karen (Steve), Brenda and Linda (Roger) as well as many nieces and nephews will mourn the loss of Mark's infectious personality and heart warming laughter. Mark deeply loved his grandchildren and spent many hours with Logan, Wade and Layla as well as welcoming Draven, Adia and Liam into the family. He worked at the Canada Revenue Agency for 35 years and retired in 2018. There will be a small family gathering due to Covid.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

McALLISTER, Brent
April 3, 1951 to August 12, 2020

It is with devastation the family of Brent McAllister, of Ottawa, announces their sudden loss, after a very brief illness, of a truly wonderful man. He was warm, kind, compassionate, hardworking, and always willing to lend others a hand.
His favourite times were spent at his waterfront property playing in the sandbox with his grandchildren, sharing a dram with his sons (in law), and teasing his wife and two daughters. He loved to make people laugh and he had a magnificent way of making others feel welcomed and cared about.
Brent was a life member of ARIDO, previously the Co-Director of Forrest Bodrug and Director of Design for John C. Preston, he was the owner of Brent McAllister Design Inc. for over 30 years and designed until the day he died. It was his passion to create functional and beautiful spaces. He will be forever missed by his soulmate Debbie (Fowler), daughters Chelsy McAllister and Tara Pollock, his sons-in-law Shaun McAllister (Bonner) and Stephen Pollock, granddaughters Riley and Skyla McAllister, and grandson Hudson Pollock.
Always a Maritimer at heart, he leaves behind his mother Zelda McAllister, sisters Debbie McAllister, Dawn Fitzpatrick and Darcy Carter, brothers-in-law Bill Carter and Doug Fowler, sisters-in-law Lois Fenety, Susan Young, and Karen Fowler, as well as their families who although not living close were never far from his thoughts or wonderful memories of times spent together. He was predeceased by his father James McAllister, father-in-law Jack Fowler, mother-in-law Joyce Fowler, and brothers-in-law Gordon Fitzpatrick and Peter Fenety.
A private memorial will take place at his home. For those who wish, please give to those less fortunate. Always put your best foot forward and treat others with kindness and respect.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

KELLY, John Michael

Peacefully in the Kemptville Hospital on August 7, 2020. Dear son of the late Wilfred & Ruth (née Egan) Kelly. Beloved brother of Christine. Friends are invited to attend a wake on Monday, August 10 at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) from 6 to 9 PM. Pursuant to maximum attendance regulations, please call the funeral home at 613-233-1488 to pre-register your visit. All attendees are required to wear a mask A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 AM on Tuesday August 11, 2020 at St. Clement Parish, 528 Old St Patrick Street. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

FLANAGAN, Joan Frances
JAN 2, 1929 - AUG 5. 2020

Peacefully in the hospital. Joan was the proud wife of the late Edward Flanagan. Prouder still of her children David (Julie), Ralph (Chunxia), Ronald (Susan), Peggy (David Hickman), and Thomas. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Maureen and Rachel, Daniel (Rebecca) and Kathleen (David), Sebastian (Emily), and Anders(Marianne). Great grandmother to Vienna, Abigail, Lilyanne, Elin, Benjamin and Sarah Lynn. Joan was predeceased by her parents Earl and Frances Kierstead. Joan and Ed were married in June of 1949, spending 43 years together until Ed passed in 1992. As Ed was in the RCAF, they travelled extensively, something they continued to do into retirement. Joan was the manager of the CFB Rockliffe Canex store for several years. Thank you, Mom, for being the best. We will miss you more than you could ever imagine. Rest in peace. We love you! Due to Covid-19, there is a maximum attendance regulation for the Visitation – you must pre-register your attendance with the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. (613) 233-1488. Entry will be strictly limited to registered visitors attending at their confirmed time-frame only. Attendees will be required to wear face masks and asked to respect and practice social distancing. Visitation in the reception suite at the Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave. on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 1 PM – 5 PM. There will be a private funeral Service & Interment for the immediate family to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ANDERSON, Marilynn Dorothy (nee DOUCHER)
OCT 20, 1938 - AUG 4. 2020

It is with deep regret that Ted and the family announce the passing of Marilynn at Bruyere Hospice from complications arising from viral pneumonia. Beloved wife of E.W. Ted Anderson, she will be sorely missed by her sisters Carol Lee (Mike Bedard) and Joanne Rosemary (Robert Nowosad), her daughters Kristin Dawn (Ross Laugher) and Kerry Lynn (Michel Dubeau), and her granddaughters Marie-Alice and Christiane and her nieces and nephews. Marilynn was a proud graduate of the first class at The Civic Hospital School of Diagnostic Radiation Technology, Marilynn worked at the hospital and later at The Doctors Building on O’Conner Street. Ted will always remember her as the beautiful girl in the emerald green dress at the St Patrick’s College dance on March 17, 1961: farewell my lovely. Her ashes will be interred in the family plot in Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson's research and treatment would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

O’CONNOR, David Hugh
July 9, 1957 – July 29, 2020

Peacefully at St Patrick’s Home with his loving wife by his side. Beloved husband and best friend of Ann (née Chambers). Son of Daniel and Vera (née Bowen) O’Connor. Dear brother to Dawn Haime, Dan (Pat) O’Connor and the late Diane Fox. Brother in law of Fred(Susanne), Dan(Sandy), Michael(Joni), Peggy(Pat) and Brian(Mel) Chambers. Uncle ‘Day Day’ to all his nieces and nephews. Dave loved life and lived each day to the fullest. Although he faced difficult challenges in recent years, he bore them with dignity, courage and strength. Heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful family members and very special friends who supported us during this journey. Sincere appreciation to the staff of Bankwood 1, Glebe Centre and Cavan House, St Patrick's Home. Friends are invited to join the family in a Mass of Christian Funeral at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 194 Fourth Ave. in the Glebe on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11 am. Donations to The Glebe Centre, Saint Patrick’s Home or Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind greatly appreciated by the family. Pursuant to maximum attendance regulations, please call the funeral home at 613-233-1488 to pre-register your intention to attend Mass or sign up at the entrance of the church. All attendees are required to wear a mask.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BABINEAU, Ann Marie

With great sadness, Ann Marie passed away suddenly on July 26, 2020. Beloved wife and best friend of Jacques (Jack). Loving mother of Phillip (Brianna) and Patrick (Jodi). Adoring grandmother of Leah and Amelia. Cherished sister of Janet, Steven and Robert Charron. She will be forever remembered by her family and friends for her loyalty, strength, devotion and never ending love. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Wednesday August 5, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8. All attendees are required to wear a mask.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MURAWSKY, Karen (nee O’Connor)
May 2, 1943 – July 12, 2020

Peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a courageous six year battle with vascular dementia. Beloved wife and best friend of James for 57 years. Daughter of Roderick and Veronica (nee Foran) O’Connor. Beloved sister to Patricia (Vito Malfara) and Veronica (Jim MacNeil). Mother to Chris (Joanne Watson), Timothy (Kelly Cole), Patrick (Tracy Thomas), Gregory (Lisa Travella) and John Paul. Grandmother to 16, Daniel, David (Elizabeth), Jennifer (Matthew), Marianne, Michael, Mackenzie (Michael), Simon (deceased), Rose, Noah, Elijah, Grace, Hannah, Nathan, Sarah, Jonathan, and Anna. Great Grandmother to Henry and Charlotte. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Karen attended Immaculata HS in Ottawa and then Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston where she won the Director’s Award for highest marks in medical technology. She worked in the lab at the Sudbury General Hospital and the Ottawa Civic Hospital. She then went on to serve the pro-life movement in Canada with Action Life and then Campaign Life Coalition as Director of Public Affairs with the National Lobby Office in Ottawa. She was one of the founders of the National March for Life. Friends may pay their respects to the family at St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Thursday July 23, 2020 from 1 to 3 pm & 6 to 8 pm. Visitation will also be held an hour before the service. Mass of Christian Burial on July 24 at 11 am. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Campaign Life Coalition Ottawa, 5450 Canotek Rd, Unit 51, Ottawa, ON K1J 9G3, campaignlifecoalition.com/ottawa-bureau would be appreciated by the family. Pursuant to maximum attendance regulations, please call the funeral home at 613-233-1488 to pre-register your visit or sign up at the entrance of the church. All attendees are required to wear a mask.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

PIKE, Flora Isabella

Flora Pike, born in Carbonear, Newfoundland, passed peacefully away on July 2nd at 93 years of age, leaving her loving family deeply saddened but forever grateful to have been loved and guided by her. Flo was raised in a loving family by Frank and Winnifred (Moore) Pike with her brothers John and Frank Jr. A close family circle and a vital, thriving community shaped her values, aspirations and great compassion, ultimately enabling her happy life and rewarding career path. As a teenager, Flo began her post-secondary education at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB before pursuing studies in Nursing at the Montreal General Hospital. Upon graduation in 1950, she returned to Newfoundland to join dedicated families and a talented inter-disciplinary team of health professionals in the establishment of the Sunshine Camp, supportive of children facing physical challenges. In the years that followed, Flo’s life was largely shaped by her two life passions, specialized nursing and travel. She moved to Montreal and began a remarkable career at the Shriners Hospital for Children, an acute care center providing orthopaedic specialty care. There, her leadership and service were legendary. In her position as Head Nurse, her commitment to her young patients and their parents resonated within the hospital community and her relationships with patients and their families were lasting. Flo retired from the Shriners Hospital in the late 1980's and moved to Ottawa, always remaining in touch with former patients, traveling companions, relatives and friends. Flo's thirst for exploring the world continued all her life as diversity of culture and landscape intrigued her. Her busy life in Montreal and Ottawa included a love of bridge and curling and her travels around the globe were fascinating, but nothing kept Flo from returning home to Newfoundland every year for Christmas. For Flo, family trumped everything and her adoring family, especially her many nieces and nephews to whom she was devoted, would count the days until her arrival and relish every moment with her. She shared her life with them, traveled with them and supported them in every way possible; she was loving, adventurous and mountainous in their eyes. There is much to celebrate in a long and happy life, a purposeful career and an unfailing contribution to one’s family. Her nieces and nephews were, in essence, her children and their lives were lifted by her because of her unwavering interest in them. In particular, perhaps her most precious relationships were with her niece Patti Pike, whose love and support for Flo was unparalleled and with her cousin Heather (Moores) Martin, her husband Rex and their children Steven and Andrew, Flo’s family in Ottawa. Flo was predeceased by her parents, her beloved brother John Powell Pike and sister-in-law, Florence Blackmore Pike and her dear friend Mary O'Flaherty. With lasting memories, Flo leaves her much loved brother Frank and her sister-in-law Betty Pike, her adoring nieces and nephews, Bev, Bob, Janice, Frank, Janine, Valerie and Patti, their families and many dear cousins and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Nicole Dunlop, the teams at The Redwoods, LHIN and West End Villa, Anne and James McEwen and Fiona Hennessy. Cremation, entrusted to Whelan Funeral Home, has taken place in Ottawa and a celebration of life and interment will take place at a later date in Carbonear, NL. For those wishing to remember Flo, intentional gestures of kindness, a donation to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal or a children's organization close to your heart would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

CARDINAL von WIDDERN, Cord Jurgen
January 26, 1940 - June 19, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family announces Cord Sr.’s passing, of natural causes on June 19th, 2020 in Ottawa at the age of 80. Cord Sr. was known for his ingenuity, organization and his love of family.
Cord Sr. is mourned (survived) by his wife Monika Cardinal von Widdern (neé Frey), by his sons Cord Cardinal Jr. (Karen) and Scott Cardinal (Renee), daughter Lyn Wattie (Brian) and step-daughter Diane Landry. Cherished by his beloved grandchildren Dulcie, Trent and Brooke Cardinal, Cody, Jaiden and Tristan Cardinal, Kristopher, Mykaela and Nathan Wattie, Derek and Gabriel Landry. Survived by his brother Peter Cardinal of Oakville, ON and sister Gisela Cardinal of New York, predeceased by his sister Christine Ozarko, Ottawa.
Cord Sr. was born and began his life in Schonfliess, Germany until the age of 10 when his family immigrated to Canada in 1950. The family settled near Kitchener where the family remained until 1954 when the family moved to Ottawa.
Cord Sr. thoroughly enjoyed his professional years of teaching at Algonquin College, as professor of Electronics. Colleagues and students enjoyed his good humour and both liked and respected him. Favourite pastimes included tending to his farm property in Pakenham, maintaining immaculate care of his home and cars, playing cards, time spent out-of-doors, tending to his full and bountiful garden and spending as much time as possible with his family, especially loving every moment spent with his grandchildren.
His immediate and extended family, Ottawa neighbours and friends, along with his and Monika’s dear friends from their winters spent in Vero Beach, FL, will always cherish their memories of times spent with Cord Sr.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Cord Sr. and his special angel grandson, Nathan Wattie, a donation to CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SARAVANAMUTTOO, HELEN DALZIEL
21 May 1935-16 June 2020

Beloved wife and best friend of Herb, loving mother of Colin (Colleen), Malcolm (Dianne) and Neil (Kim), adored Grannie of Taylor, Kendall, Callum, Paige and Jemima, not to mention 10 grand-dogs over the years. Helen was born in Newport, Wales but grew up in Scotland. She was Dux (Valedictorian) of North Berwick High School before emigrating to Canada in 1956. Helen and Herb were married in 1960 when she was completing her BA at the University of Toronto. She worked for the Toronto Board of Education as an Attendance Counsellor (Truant Officer!) and maintained a horrendous door knock all her life. In 1964, she moved to Bristol, England when Herb accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Bristol. All three sons were born in Bristol before the family returned to Canada when Herb joined Carleton University. Helen stayed at home until the boys were well into their education and resumed her own studies, starting with a Child Care Diploma from Algonquin College, followed by a BA (1st class hons) in Psychology from Carleton. She then started a long career as a social worker, primarily at the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa-Carleton and the Canadian Security Establishment. She obtained an MSW from Carleton and was very active in the social work profession. She was Treasurer of the Social Planning Council of Ottawa-Carleton for several years and President-Elect of the National Council of Women. Global travel was one of her great joys and she travelled extensively with Herb, her sons, and best of all, her grandchildren, who explored Canada from Nova Scotia to British Columbia with most points in between. The grandchildren learned quite rapidly that it was a waste of time trying to out-stubborn Grannie. In later life, she enjoyed hiking in Scotland and New Zealand, and at age 70 walked the West Highland Way, 100 miles from Glasgow to Fort William. Her last years were affected by dementia, but she retained her sociable and friendly personality to the very end. The family would like to thank the staff of the Lord Lansdowne Residence for their kindness and caring. A celebration of life will be held when the situation allows it. Those wishing to make a donation in Helen's memory are asked to consider the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa or World Animal Protection.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MCNAUGHTON, Wesley Alexander

Peacefully, Wesley Alexander McNaughton, went to be with his Lord in the early morning of June 12, 2020. He enjoyed 98 wonderful years. Beloved husband of Joyce (Morrison) for 64 years, loving father of Jennifer (Kevin Titley) and Ralph (Lorraine Matichuk). He considered as gold his grandchildren, Erica (Rigo), Andrew, Jessica, Kendra and Mikaela and great grandchildren, Amelia, Mateo and Lily. Born son of Christy Ann and Ebenezer McNaughton in Maxville, Ontario, on February 18, 1922, he was one of 6 brothers. He is survived by Roy and predeceased by Donald, Ebenezer, Millan and Harry. Wes is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and dear friends. At the age of 20 he enlisted in the RCEME, serving during WWII in Europe, North Africa and Holland. Returning home to Ottawa, he worked in Sales and Government before embarking on a teaching career with the Ottawa Board of Education, retiring from Borden High School. Many happy years were spent enjoying his hobby farm by the Rideau River Park near Kemptville, where he was a neighbour, farmer, helper and friend to all. Dad served quietly with Calvary Baptist, Kemptville Salvation Army and St Paul’s Presbyterian churches. Dad was a lover of God, people and lively discussion. He had a great sense of humour and fun, lived simply and humbly and loved with forgiveness and grace. Cremation has taken place and Dad’s ashes will be laid to rest at Kemptville Public Graveyard. Thank you to all the staff at the Perley Rideau, in both the Assisted Living and Rideau LTC, for their compassionate care. It is our hope to have a celebration of Wes’ life when it is possible to gather together in larger groups. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to a charity of your choice or Hope and Healing International are appreciated by the family.
https://www.hopeandhealing.org/make-a-donation/
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LOCKWOOD, Janis Elaine

Janis Elaine Lockwood, died peacefully in her sleep, at home in Ottawa on Thursday, June 5, 2020. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 6, 1954 to Elizabeth (Betty) and Wallace (Wally) Lockwood, Janis was joined by siblings, Brian, Gina and David. The family moved from Halifax to Ottawa, where Janis went to Fisher Heights Public School, then to San Diego for a few years before settling in Crystal Beach, where Janis went to Lakeview Public, Bayshore Public, Bell High School. In the mid-70s Janis attended St. Patrick’s College at Carleton University.

Janis was active in left-wing politics in her youth, including the Ottawa Centre Waffle election campaign of 1974, and its offshoot, the Ottawa Committee for Labour Action. Her artistic skills were welcome, designing newsletters, leaflets and posters for local events. Janis’ broad range of skills benefitted many organizations including the Ottawa Coalition for Low Income Support Services (OCLISS), the Studies in Political Economy journal, and the Ad Hoc Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights. In the 1991 she enrolled at Algonquin College in the PATH program for women interested in non-traditional careers. She gained a deep understanding of sound, graduating as an Electronics Engineering Technician In 1993. She subsequently worked for the National Archives in the audio recordings section.

It was in the mid-90s that Janis started to live with the love of her life, Fred Guignion, an outstanding local guitarist. When they met their mutual interests met as well - books, guitars, music, classical music, all kinds of different music! Despite Fred’s rock reputation, they always seemed perfectly at home, reading books.

Janis was part of and helped to build a vibrant music community in Ottawa through her early work at the Ottawa Folklore Centre and as the Coordinator for the Ottawa Folk Festival for many years. But perhaps her greatest contribution in terms of hours, sweat and tears was to the mighty, but often struggling, 93.1, CKCU FM Radio Carleton. Janis’ entry to CKCU was in the mid-70s working on a feminist public affairs show called ‘Off the Pedestal’. Her journey with CKCU spanned over 40 years, hosting music shows featuring her eclectic blend of ‘Folk, funk, blues, bluegrass, jazz, juju, rhythm 'n' blues and rock 'n' roll: an old school mix for music lovers who refuse to be confined by narrow categories’. She played a central role on the Board of Directors for CKCU, assuming the helm as Board Chair to steer the station clear of financial ruin, and she stepped up to shoulder the task of coordinating CKCU’s funding drive for many years.

Janis loved to laugh, to listen to live music, to dance, to read voraciously, to play the guitar and mandolin, to have a good political debate, and to talk for hours to her friends. She was thoughtful, kind and considerate and will be missed deeply.

She is survived by her sister Gina, her brothers Brian and David (Jason), her beloved partner of 25 years, Fred Guignion and his brothers Edward (Keith), Eric and Carl, to whom Janis was a sister.

To celebrate Janis’s life, please support public broadcasting, campus and community broadcasting, live music, a local charity and each other.

To learn more about Janis, you can: Read Lynn Saxberg’s June 9 Ottawa Citizen article:
https://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-arts/ckcu-volunteer-janis-lockwood-remembered-for-her-dedication-to-community-radio-and-local-artists

Listen to memories of Janis in a Canadian Spaces tribute show from June 13:
https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/129/48095.html
as well as musical tributes by Dave Dalle https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/105/48063.html
and Joe Reilly https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/161/48047.html

Listen to Janis's radio shows and see her playlists from as far back as April, 2010 here:
https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/106/index.html?filter=all

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SPENCER, Christopher Oswald

Chris died peacefully after a brief illness on June 2, 2020 at the Ruddy Shenkman Hospice. He was the son of the late Reverend Victor Spencer and Katharine Rigby Spencer (Kittie), brother of Michael (Yuki), uncle of Robert and Lisa, great uncle of Ben and Alyn, and is survived by relatives in Canada and the UK. Chris worked for many years for the Department of External Affairs, with postings in Tokyo, Havana, New York, London and Belgrade. Sincere thanks to the kind, caring staff at Rideau Place Retirement Residence, 7 West at The Ottawa General Hospital, and the Ruddy Shenkman Hospice. In memory of Chris, donations may be made to Médecins Sans Frontières, 551 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, On. M5V 0N8 or doctorswithoutborders.ca.
This is a charity that Chris supported and admired.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

PALMER, Gloria Teresa

Gloria was born May 29, 1938 to the late Joseph Marinier and Doreena Jean-Louis of Ottawa, and is the sister of the late brothers Gerald and Richard and surviving sister, Dolores. In 1960, Gloria met and married her late husband, Raymond Palmer, where they had three sons and raised their family in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Gloria was always willing to tell you stories of her younger life, with her brothers, sister and parents and the adventures she and her husband had to anyone who was willing to listen. Gloria’s favorite past times included her love for fishing, bingo and most of all time with her family. Gloria passed away suddenly and peacefully on May 19th, 2020 after along battle with Dementia and Covid 19 and she is survived by her three sons, James and his wife Connie, Joseph and his life partner Blanche, Gerald and his wife Liz, along with her Grand Children, Crystal Palmer DeJong and her husband Richard, James Palmer Jr., Tyler Palmer, Brandon Palmer, Step Grandson, Frank, Great Grand Children, Aiden, Caleb, Samuel and Lucas DeJong. Funeral service will be on May 29, 2020 at 1 pm at the Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa with immediate Family in attendance.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

PLANTE, Carmel (nee Zito)

Carmel lived fiercely, on her own terms, for 94 years. She was an independent, creative, talented person who could have been successful in many areas, but who decided to devote herself completely to her family. She was a life-long parishioner at St. Anthony’s Church. She passed away Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at the Montfort Hospital.

She and her loving husband Roger built a life together that was specific to them but that was always welcoming to others, with delicious made-from-scratch Italian and French-Canadian food and home-made wine.

They had one daughter, Anne (Brian Perkins) and two doted-on grandchildren, Jessica and Kevin (Shekinah Rodriquez).

Carmel’s parents Pasquale Zito and Angela (Briglio) gave her lots of siblings – Jim, Nancy, Rose, Joe, Tony, Frank, Mike and Richard. She and Roger also had many, many nieces and nephews who have lots of stories about ‘Auntie’ Carmel.

The family wishes to thank the caring and professional staff at the Civic Hospital, the Bruyere Rehabilitation Centre and, particularly, the Montfort Hospital.

A memorial celebration of life will be held at St. Anthony’s at a later, post-Covid-19, date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

TRUDEAU, Robert (Bob) Joseph Adolphe
(Captain (Ret) CD)
Jan 3, 1939 – May 9, 2020

It is with great sadness the family of Robert Trudeau announce his passing on Saturday, May 9, 2020. He was the loving husband of Pearl Cecilia Gordon for 58 years. Proud father of Robert (Cindy Gill and her son Shea), Michael (Christine Dubé) and his late beautiful daughter Marie Michelle Therese (1963-1971). Cherished ‘Grampa’ to dear grandson Ben. Survived by his brother Pierre; and predeceased by brother Andre. He will be missed by many dear friends; especially Bud & Lorraine Milloy. Bob was proud of his military career, joining the army in 1956 as a 17 year old. He went on to serve at 28 Central Ordnance Depot in Shilo, Manitoba where he met the love of his life, Pearl. Upon completing a tour as a United Nations Peacekeeper in the Gaza Strip as a member of the Royal 22nd Regiment ‘Van Doos’ based in Valcartier, QC. Other postings included the Canadian Joint Air Training Center in Rivers, Manitoba as a paratrooper; the Canadian Forces Parachute Depot in Edmonton, Alberta; and the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Ordinance and Engineering in Borden, Ontario. Following his appointment as Base Warrant Officer to CFB Portage La Prairie in Southport, Manitoba he received his Officers Commission. Promoted to captain, he finished his career in Ottawa then London in recruitment. Thereafter to further better his life and family’s well being, worked at the Bank of Canada in security.
Dad was well known for his sense of humor and quick wit, and frequent proclamations of love for his wife Pearl, or Pearly Whirly as she was so affectionately known. Dad was a devoted husband and father, always the provider, from making sure we had a roof over our heads, food on the table, plenty of provisions at home, to the best hockey equipment for us boys, whatever was needed to further better ourselves and provide for our Mom.
Dad, there’s plenty of beer in heaven’so enjoy ‘the nectar of the Gods’ as you would say so often as you lifted a cold one, you deserve it. Rest in Peace Dad, Love Michelle, Robert, Michael and Mom. Our family also wishes to thank the Montfort Hospital for their outstanding care, tireless and compassionate efforts for Covid-19 patients. A special thank you to Dr. Christine Dubé for everything you did, Thank You.
Donations in Memory to the Dementia Society of Ottawa (https://dementiahelp.ca) greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BELL, Gerrard "Gerry" Murray Ronald
January 19 1941 (Saint John, NB) – April 26 2020 (Ottawa, ON)

Gerry passed away peacefully at The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on April 26th 2020, at the age of 79.

He is predeceased by his parents, Murray and Lottie (née Shanks), his brothers, Gary and Terry, and his wife, Beverly (née Long).

Gerry was a retired member of the Royal Canadian Navy (Communications), a talented writer of poetry, a lover of learning (and teaching!) and most of all, a very dearly loved human being by all those he would meet. He could develop friendships with anyone, no matter who they were or where they came from. Gerry was also a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch #351.

Gerry is survived and fondly remembered by his children, Patricia, Gerald (Norma), Steven (Natalie), Richard, and Franky (Emily), his grandchildren, Breanna, Shannon, Justin, James, Deanna and Zoe, and his nieces, Shauna and Patty. He will be forever missed by his many cousins, extended family members, and dear friends.

In recognition of all the love and care provided, donations in his memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Dr. Labinez, staff and friends at Landmark Court, and the staff at the PRVHC for all they have done for our beloved dad and grandpa.

A celebration of life will be held at The National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces at Beechwood Cemetery on a date to be determined – more information for family and friends will be shared when it becomes available.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

WINOGRON, Irene

With deep sadness, we share the news of the passing of our dear mom, Irene Winogron, on Friday April 17, 2020.

After falling ill on Easter Sunday, her health continued to decline and she was called to Our Lord on Friday evening. We are grateful that she received the sacrament of the sick and additional prayers before her passing.

Irene lived a full life -- in many ways incredible. One of six daughters of the Duduk family living in Poland at the start of the Second World War, her five sisters and parents had their door knocked open by Russian soldiers in the middle of the night and were ordered to take only a few necessary belongings with them -- including warm clothes. They were loaded into train cars to Siberia, where they lived in the horrible cold, with almost no food or drink. Her older sisters were ordered to work in the camp, and for the parents and younger children, the challenge was to simply survive. After an agreement with the Polish Army in Exile under Gen. Anders, the Russians released the families, and the Polish internees became refugees and were sent to one of several countries. Our mother’s family lived for a time in Palestine, in Ein Karem (The birthplace of John the Baptist) where she survived Typhoid fever, and in Argentina among other places, and eventually settled in Canada. We found it amusing that my mother was able to surprise and entertain some of the staff in recent years at her retirement home by speaking to them in fluent Spanish, or Polish, Russian, or English. She was known for being feisty at times in her later years, at the same time giving staff at her retirement home many laughs, and for making them sing along to songs like ‘Goodnight Irene,’ ‘Que Sera Sera,’ and particularly ‘You are my Sunshine!’

Irene is lovingly remembered by her sons, Robert (Bob and Martha) William (Bill and Karla) and Steve (Pauline), and her sister Aleksandra, and is also survived by five grandchildren, Richard, Patrick, Adam, Sage and Haley and by three great-grandchildren, Kylen, Kaden and James, and many nieces and nephews in Ottawa and Chicago.

Our mom lived a life of Catholic faith, and of devoted service. She met Richard (our father) here in Ottawa. But as if life hadn’t thrown her enough challenges, she was widowed in her 30’s back in 1968. She supported and encouraged her three sons, with the eldest, Bob, becoming a lawyer, the second , Bill, becoming a Doctor (psychologist), and the youngest, Steve becoming a broadcast journalist.

Family and friends have comforted us with so many tales of our mom’s delightful sense of humour, her steadfast protection of her family in the world of the 1960s, her deep faith and her love of laughter and family. She now joins four sisters who have passed on before her. A private family funeral was celebrated by Fr. Timothy Nelligan on April 24, 2020 at Blessed Sacrament Church, to be followed by a public mass and celebration of her incredible life, love and laughter in the coming months when the current health crisis passes.

If inclined, a memorial donation would be greatly appreciated to a charity mom helped build, and where she volunteered for countless years. St. Hyacinth Mission fund, PO Box 46089, 2339 Ogilvie Rd, Gloucester ON K1J 9M7 or via www.canadahelps.org
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

COONS-LAUGHLIN, Sarah Elizabeth, ‘Betty'

Sarah Elizabeth Coons Laughlin, ‘Betty’, of Ottawa, Ontario went to her final rest at Saint Parrick’s Nursing Home in Ottawa on Saturday, April 18, 2020; she was 98 years old. She was an intelligent, vibrant and feisty woman who easily connected socially, had many friends and became the core of family connections and reunions. She grew up in St Stephen, New Brunswick where her father, Thomas Laughlin, ran a local pharmacy. She became renowned as a basketball star and also excelled at skating and was a sought after dance partner. She left Canada when she married an American, Mel Coons, and moved to Massachusetts to raise her two daughters, Ceila and Marsha. She was active in church, scouts, coaching and golf. She continued with new friendships adn to cook, bake and sew. She loved her annual month long trips back to St. Stephen, eager to show her girls all about her hometown and country.

After her first husband passed at an early age, she was lucky to find love a second time in Bill Laughlin, remarried and moved back to Canada, settling this time in Ottawa. She became a successful real estate agent there, and after some moves, they settled in Nepean, where reading and bridge, true passions, took up her spare time. When retirement came, she and Bill travelled the world and spent winters in Florida and summers at her favorite house in St. Stephen, where she was most content and , yes, had kept up many friendships.

Loving mother of Celia Reilly (Rob) of Wallingford, Connecticut and predeceased daughter, Marsha Coons, stepson Bob Laughlin (Linda) and family of North Bay, Ontario, and stepdaughter Ann Stanfield (Paul) and family of Montreal, Quebec. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a special Nanny to Kristen French (Jon, son Jackson) of Lynn, Massachusetts, Matthew and Michael Reilly of Wallingford, Connecticut. Her nieces and nephews in her beloved New Brunswick and their families share special memories of their time with her. She was predeceased by first husband Mel Coons, second husband Bill Laughlin, her brother Bill Laughlin (wife Alice, son David, daughter Hilary), brother David Laughlin (first wife Pauline, second wife Eunice) and her parents, Thomas and Celia Laughlin.

The family extends warm appreciation to the Kilkenny staff at St. Patrick’s Home for their compassion, care and patience given to Betty and her family. The family also sends heartfelt gratitude to Karen Spanner - Lauzon and her staff for their continuing care, support and love.

Arrangements are through the Whelan Funeral Home in Ottawa, 613-233-1488.
Interment will be at a later date in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, held privately.

FIELDS, Stanley Clark

Peacefully at the Perley & Rideau Veterans Health Centre on April 11, 2020 at the age of 101. Son of the late Stanley Fields and Margaret (née Clark). Dearly loved husband of Jean Kelly. Loving father of Stan (Nancy) and Sandra Stewart. Cherished grandfather of four and great-grandfather of seven. Survived by his sister Earlene Rattey. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Joan (née Robinson), sisters Lillian O’Connell, Eileen Blackburn, and Viola Wright and brothers Delmer and Earl. Stanley served in the Fifth Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, landing on Juno Beach early in the morning of June 6, 1944 and continued through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was one of the founders of the Fifth Field Company RCE Veterans through which his company members maintained their bonds well into this century. Stanley was a very caring man who was right there when anyone needed a helping hand. His compassion and wit will be missed. The family would like to extend its gratitude to the PSWs, nurses, and support staff at PRVHC who cared for Stanley with such compassion and dignity during the last year of his life. A private interment was held on April 16, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. If you plan to make an in memoriam donation, please consider the Perley & Rideau Veterans Health Centre Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

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HAWORTH, Norman Brian
(May 24, 1957 – December 23, 2019)

Passed away on December 23, 2019 at the Ottawa General Hospital at the age of 62.
Born in Toronto, Brian spent his life in Calgary, Montreal, Hawkesbury and Ottawa. He served with the Calgary Police Service from 1978 to 1989 as a constable and assisted with key software development. Concerned about at-risk-kids, he helped to design the Youth Unit within the police force and founded Calgary’s private Project Challenge for at-risk-youth; as the project’s first Director, his awareness campaign and program design enabled the project’s success. Dedicated to youth, he contributed to drafting of the Young Offenders Act under Justice Stevenson. Brian created a Calgary-based software training company which was ahead of its time both in concept and set-up. In Welland, Ontario, he taught community policing.
Brian was entrepreneurial, future-oriented and spun many business ideas. His creative mind was consistently thinking out of the box and no business matter was impossible. His remarkable talent to persuade rallied many. All who met him noticed his exceptional breadth of knowledge on a broad spectrum of subjects.
An avid and highly skilled chess player, he shared his knowledge of the game with many. He had an endearing love for animals, particularly his dogs, his last one being Phaedo, a stunning and brilliant border collie. Travelling with him, you would find him stop on roads rescuing strayed turtles or on the lookout for the next property investment. In his last years, he was a youth driving instructor teaching many students with disabilities. He also was an advocate for autism and Asperger syndrome sharing information with those on his path.
Proud father, Brian was happiest being with his children among whom are Sarah, Jordan, Issac, Andrew, Devon, and Christopher. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Deborah (Bryant), siblings David and Susan (Bradley).
Brian had many dreams for a better world. If you wish to honour his life, please volunteer your support or make a donation to an at-risk-youth program in your local community. Or take a moment to read this book: The Journal of Best Practices by David Finch.
A private cremation was held. Brian’s remains will be returned to the natural outdoors near Algonquin Park, Ontario, the place where he found the most peace and rest.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BARKER, Arthur Roberts
November 15, 1921 – March 5, 2020

Art passed away peacefully at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Ottawa with family by his side, on March 5, 2020 at the age of 98. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his wife of almost 75 years, Theda (Tedde) (nee Fitzgerald); four children, Wayne (Susan), Carol Ann (Bill Campbell), Franky, Barbara (Rino DeGrazia), numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Pearl Stein and his brother, Lewis. As a veteran of WW II with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Art was posted to the 427 Lions Squadron as a tail gunner and completed a Tour of Operations - 34 missions over Europe. He worked for the federal government as an Air Traffic Controller Supervisor at the Ottawa airport until December 1978. Art enjoyed his family and friends, scotch and fine food and the many fun times at his and Tedde’s Christie Lake cottage. Together, they enjoyed international travel and road trips across North America with their family. Art was a founding member of the Carleton Heights Curling Club. He was an amazing storyteller and had good times watching classic movies with his grandchildren. Although many times a champion, he won the annual Art and Tedde Invitational Lawn Dart Tournament at the age of 89. The family would like to extend a warm thank-you to the staff at the Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre for the care Art received. Family and friends are invited to a service in memory at a date yet to be determined.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

QUINN, Heather Lea
May 31, 1952 – March 6, 2020

Heather passed away peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre at the age of 67. She was born in Old Ottawa East and was a long time resident of Smiths Falls. Daughter of the late Robert Meharey Anderson and Amy Violet (nee Finter). Loving sister of Bobbi-Dee (Patrick Cody). Special aunt to Christopher, William (Sarah), Colleen (Dave), Bernadette, and Charlotte. Great aunt of Aisha, Bilal, Malachi, Noah, Amy-Dee, Abigail and Bennett. Special thanks to EBHC palliative care staff for the compassion and care she received during her time there. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. Ottawa, (between Bay and Lyon) on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 10 a.m. until a Funeral commences at 11 am in the chapel. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the EBHC Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MORROW, Margaret Anne
(retired Canadian Bank Note)

Peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at The Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital in her 78th year. Margaret Morrow (née Morand), beloved wife and best friend of Gary McCooeye. Loving mother of Darlene (Edward Doornwaard) and Danny Morozuk (Danielle). Dear grandmother of Kayla and Adam (Brittni) and cherished ‘G.G.’ to Crystal, Cayden and Madilyn. Daughter of the late Noel and Doris (née Christopher) Morand. Survived by her brothers Hector, Edward and sisters Doris, Jean, Patricia, Diane and June. Predeceased by brothers Wilfred and Douglas Morand. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Margaret’s Life to take place at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon), Ottawa, on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 11 – 12:30 PM. Interment to follow at The Beechwood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ROSE, Raymond
(retired Federal Govt. – Dept. of Finance)

Peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the age of 80 years. Ray Rose beloved husband of Doreen (née Trottier). Loving father of Debbie (Barry Flinn) and Laurie (David Trudeau). Cherished Grampa to Bethany (Rob) and Nieve; and Dear Great-Grampa to Cody and Jamie. Survived by his brother Robert (Sue) of Barrie, ON. Predeceased by sister Evelyn, and brothers George, Larry and Gary. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian Funeral on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church (5338 Bank Street) for service at 11 AM. Friends are then invited to celebrate and share memories of Ray's life in the Parish Banquet Hall following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, Donations to Ottawa Heart Institute or Ottawa Hospital Cancer greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LAFFERTY, Jean Renfrew
August 29, 1924- February 10, 2020

She graced us with her presence for 95 years. Born in Kingston into the Patrick family, she was the youngest of 9 surviving children. A tomboy at heart she braved and bested many boys at their own games. Always a strong and free spirit she charted a course that would be a path for the modern woman of today. After high school she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was a telegraph operator in Halifax during World War ll. Shortly after the war she married her long time friend, pen pal and Latin coach, Terry Lafferty, and embarked on the service life travelling all over Canada, Germany and Iran on many postings. On the way she had 3 children: Patricia Jane, Terence Delamere and Laura Easton. While balancing the needs of the children, she greatly helped advance the career of Terry who retired as a full colonel in 1976. Coming back to live in Canada, they moved to a beautiful log house on the Gatineau river for many years enjoying close contact with friends, frequent forest walks, canoe paddles, bird watching, and cross-country skiing before moving to a more citified life in Ottawa. The curiosity of other countries and cultures always inspired her and Terry as they had many wonderful trips to China, Vietnam, Australia, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Ireland – a lot of these by bicycle. For 65 years Terry and Jean sauntered down the road of life together with all the highs and lows but Jean always charted the course of love and happiness. A stroke in 2011 did not diminish her enthusiasm for life even though it robbed her of her ability to understand language. She still dressed for the ‘nines’ and greatly enjoyed spending time with grand son Christopher Shane (Sarah Castator) and great grandchildren Boston and Kensy. After Terry passed in 2010, she had 10 wonderful years with her best friend and daughter Patricia (Bryan Shane). Deep and heartfelt thanks for the care Mom received from the nursing and support staff at the Lord Lansdowne Retirement Home and from the Champlain LHIN. Thanks to their support, Mom was able to stay in her home until the end. Thanks as well to Sean Copeland, Director of the Whelan Funeral Home in Ottawa. Final prayers will be said at a private family gathering at the National Military Cemetery in Beechwood in the spring.

McLEOD, Charles Anthony Beau
‘Chuck’

It is with deep sadness & sorrow we announce the unexpected passing of Chuck McLeod. He was a proud and hard working partner, father and best friend. Left to mourn are the love of his life, Brigitte Scholtyssek; their young daughters Serenity and Suttyn McLeod and step sons Kayden & Connor Geoffrion; and step daughter Samantha Southworth, and his grand daughter Madelynn Rathwell. Charles also leaves to mourn his son Aiden Radix of Prince Edward Island. Fondly remembered by sisters in law Amy Wilson and the late Jennifer Scholtyssek. He was much loved and will be missed dearly by too many to mention of his friends and work pals. Visitation to take place at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon), Ottawa, on Wednesday, February 19 from 6 to 9 PM. A Celebration of Life and Love will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 12 noon till 4 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

KENNEDY, Jacqueline Anne
(Retired Registered Nurse)

Peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the age of 70 years. Jacqueline Anne Kennedy, dear daughter of the late Harold William Kennedy and the late Anne (Dedora). Survived by her brothers Rev Daryl Kennedy and Craig Kennedy. Fondly remembered by her nephew Jordan. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon) on Tuesday, February 18 from 6-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held at St Patrick’s Basilica, 220 Kent Street, Ottawa on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

McCORMICK, John Leonard
(Passport Canada Office)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the age of 88 years. Survived by his wife Therese (Terry) and daughters, Anne, Patricia and Valerie. He is fondly remembered by many grandchildren. Dear son of the late Len and Mary Louise McCormick. Will be missed by his brother, Dan (Bev). Predeceased by sisters, Maureen, Lois, Jean, and brothers, Jim and Bill. John was an avid golfer and spent many winters in Florida. As per John’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Special thanks to the 5th floor staff at Carlingview Manor for their care and support. Donations in memory of John can be made to the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

EVANS, Meta Eudora

It is with deep sadness that the Evans Family of Ottawa wishes to announce the passing of their beloved sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, MRS. META EUDORA EVANS on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Meta is survived by her brother Norman, her three children, Carol, Lorna, and Marcia, their spouses, two grandchildren, as well as many relatives and friends the world over. Visitation to take place at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon), Ottawa, on Friday, February 21 from 2 to 4 PM and 6-8 PM. A Celebration of Life and Love will be held on February 22, 2020, at 1:30 pm, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Ottawa (82 Kent Street, corner of Kent and Wellington) with reception to follow in the church hall. The burial will be at Hope Cemetery on Monday, Feb 24, 2020 at 10 am for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, and in recognition of Meta's over 50 years of nursing, donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice Northwest, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and the SickKids Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

MacLENNAN, Kevin
November 4, 1963 - January 27, 2020

It is with deep sadness and great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Kevin James MacLennan peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the age of 56. Son of the late John MacLennan. Kevin is survived by his loving mother Irene and his siblings John (Magali), Christine, Donna, Kenny (Cristy), many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held in memory of Kevin. Family and Friends are invited to gather at the Big Rig Kitchen and Brewery, 2750 Iris Street, Ottawa on Saturday, February 15, 2020 starting at 4:00 PM to celebrate Kevin's life. In memory of Kevin, a donation to the Cancer Society is appreciated.

O'REILLY, Michael Kevin

Passed away peacefully on January, 23, 2020 at the Grace Manor. Loving and loved husband of Patricia (née Fagan). Proud to be the father of such wonderful kids, Philip, Greg, Karen Lynam and Caitlin O’Reilly-Todd and grateful for their devoted and caring spouses, Tracy, Christina, Chris and Jarrett. Delighted to be the grandfather of Alexander, Liam, Conor, Finn, Jack, Desmond, William, Owen and Cecilia. Will be missed by siblings Noreen, Charlie, Mary, Joseph, Lila, Richard, Claire and Danny. Thank you for being a friend to Michael Williams and Fred Fenton. Predeceased by siblings Gwen, Gloria, Jack, Gerald, Jimmy and Ann. Special thank you to the caring staff at Salvation Army Grace Manor. A Mass to celebrate Mike’s Life will be held at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa on Tuesday, January 28 at 1 pm. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Michael may consider the Salvation Army Grace Manor or the Dementia Society.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

SMITH, Douglas Fletcher
(B.Comm, L.L.B)

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, surrounded by his family, Doug slipped away peacefully in his 85th year, with the quiet calm and dignity with which he lived his life. Beloved husband and best friend of Joan Smith for more than 51 years; loving father to Susan, Ian (Stephanie Russell) and Fiona (Scott Bradley) and eternally proud Grandad to Harrison, Maren, Peter, Stuart and Claire. Brother to Diane Smith and Marta Stewart of Toronto, brother-in-law to Sylvia Upton of Glasgow and uncle to Marta and Sylvia’s children. Predeceased by his parents, Fletcher and Charlotte (Lyall) Smith, his sister Sara and his granddaughter Olivia. Born in Halifax, Doug studied Commerce and Law at Dalhousie University, and practiced real estate law in Ottawa first at Gowlings, and then as a partner at Hewitt, Hewitt, Nesbitt, Reid for nearly a quarter century. It was at the former where a Scottish lass from Glasgow first caught his eye and captured his heart. Doug was happiest by the water with Joan, his family and his friends – whether the ocean in Nova Scotia, the Algarve in Portugal, but most especially at the cottage in Westport - taking boat rides, and looking at the loons on the lovely Upper Rideau Lake. Doug’s quiet manner and dry sense of humour were well informed by his love of reading and music. An avid golf fan, Master’s weekend was always a highlight. Doug loved his family, and we love him. The family would like to thank the many friends who have shared Doug’s life over the years and who visited over the past few months. Special mention and gratitude to the staff at Bruyère for their tremendous compassion and care and Dr. Sabloff and staff at the Haematology Unit at the Ottawa Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Bruyère Continuing Care, The Ottawa Mission or the Ottawa Hospital – Heart Institute.
Friends are invited to pay respects at the Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 6-9 pm; a celebration of life will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:00 am, with reception to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

PAQUETTE, Willa Mary
1933 - 2020

Peacefully at Garden Terrace on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the age of 87 years. Willa (née Mayotte), beloved wife of the late Bud Paquette. Loving mother of Mike (late Carol), Rick (Karen), Buddy (Cathy), Kristine (William Shadid), Stephen and Brian (Vanessa) Predeceased by her son Kraig and daughters Karen Hale and Joy Anne (Bob Tomkinson). Proud and loving grandmother of many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cherished by too many Paquette’s, Shadid’s, Hale’s and Daignault’s to list. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Monday January 20, 2020 at the Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (Between Bay & Lyon) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. A service to remember and celebrate Willa’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 11 AM. The family would like to thank the staff of Garden Terrace for their care and compassion. Donations in Memory to The Dementia Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BRITT, Dorothy Helen
(formerly Eburne)
1934 - 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Britt. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital in her 86th year. Predeceased by her parents William Hayes and Mary Hayes (née Cassidy), Dorothy was the loving mother of Linda Eburne (Carmen Desjardins). The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the nursing staff and doctors of Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, for their endless dedication, compassion and true care. Many thanks also to Dr. Jennifer Yau. Friends may pay respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, January 23 from 6 to 9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our lady of Fatima Parish, 153 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa on Friday, January 24 at 11am. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy, may consider the Élisabeth Bruyère Foundation (www.bruyere.org)
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

HUSSEY, Barbara (née Lunny)
Jan.2, 1932 to Dec.26, 2019

Peacefully, at Orlando hospital, on December 26, 2019, in the 88th year of a well lived life our dear mother and friend, Barbara, danced her last dance. Predeceased by parents Beatrice Potvin and Hugh Lunny; husbands Edward R Grover, Robert Morris and Paul Hussey; daughter Janet Grover and grandson Benjamin. Left behind to mourn and celebrate this wonderful woman's life are son Wayne Grover (Jutta); daughter Judy Watson; grandchildren Aimee Watson, Edward (Ted) Grover, Nicholas Grover and great-grandson Fynnigan. Barbara also leaves behind many cherished extended family members and caring friends. Barbara spent most of her life in Ottawa raising her three children and working in the accounting field. Her career spanned over 50 years beginning at Ogilvy's in the early fifties, then Sears, Touche-Ross, Friendship Center, Carastan Carpet and Infinity Flooring. She spent 15 joyous and well deserved retirement years in Apopka, Florida and cottaging with family and friends at Lac Long, Quebec. Barbara would light up a room with her smile and was a loving, kind and caring mother, and a generous and optimistic person. She had an endearing love for animals and was a good friend and caretaker to all the cats and dogs we adopted over the years. She had a huge heart and maintained a wonderful positive attitude even in the hardest of times. And Barbara loved to dance; she danced through life. Barbara leaves a legacy of love, caring, acceptance, and a fun loving attitude that will live on in the memories of all who were blessed to have known her. Donations to the Ottawa Humane Society, Canadian Lung Association or World Vision would be greatly appreciated. A celebration of Barbara's life will take place at 11 am on January 24th at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BECKLES, Esther Victoria

Peacefully at The Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the age of 88 years. Loving aunt of Abigail Trotman, Charles, Terrance and Clarence Brewster. Great aunt of Cherisse, Skylar and many others. Godmother of Cherylanne Giles. Special friend of Carmaleta and Levi Stewart and many others. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at All Saints Anglican Church, 347 Richmond Road, Ottawa (corner of Churchill and Richmond) from 11 am until the commencement of a Funeral service at 12 noon.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

GUIGNION, Cecile Doria
(retired, National Capital Commission)

Peacefully at The Maplewood Retirement Community on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the age of 95 years. Cecile Guignion (née Boyer), beloved wife of the late Stanley Goat and formerly the late Herbert Guignion. Loving Mother of Fredric (Janis Lockwood), Edward (Keith Kelly), Eric and Carl Guignion. Daughter of the late Anselme Boyer and Valeda Boyer (née Ringuette), and sister of the late Edouard Boyer. Cecile was loved and adored by many relatives and friends, including former colleagues at the National Capital Commission and those who knew her as a long-time resident of Manor Park. The family would like to thank the Maplewood Retirement Community for their care and compassion over the past six years. A Mass in memory of Cecile will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Parish, 400 St. Laurent Blvd. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 12 PM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish Hall. Interment to take place on a later date at Beechwood Cemetery. Donations in Memory to Innovative Community Support Services (2025 Lanthier Dr., Orleans, ON, K4A 3V3) would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

ARRANZ, Carlos MD

Peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020 with family by his side at 93 years of age. Born and raised in Madrid, Spain. Beloved husband of Nicole (nee Pharand) for 60 years. Carlos was the strength and the source of wisdom for his family and will be dearly missed by his four children; Maria (Dylan McGuinty), Josée (Sylvain DeSève), Dominique (Evan Fietz), Carlos (Deborah). Cherished grandfather of six grandchildren; Caroline (Michael), Dylan Jr. (Olivia), Nikki (Justin), Patrick (Rachel), Christopher and Anna. Loving great-grandfather of five great grandchildren; Dylan, Connor, Charles, Jack and Charlotte. Remembered by his sisters-in-law, Denyse Pharand and Francine Pharand. Predeceased by his brother Luis Arranz. Carlos moved to Ottawa from Madrid to complete his medical studies and was certified in 1966 by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in the specialty of Anesthesiology. Carlos devoted his life to his profession and his patients. He gave 25 years of service at the Riverside Hospital commencing in 1967 when the Riverside first opened its doors. Carlos loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker and canoeist. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at the Perley Rideau (Gatineau 1 South) for their superior care and dedication.
Funeral mass will take place Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa, at 11:00am. Memorial donations in memory of Dr. Carlos Arranz can be made to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (Dementiahelp.ca).
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

PALME, MILOSLAV ‘MIKE’
(October 14, 1923 – January 1, 2020)

Peacefully passed away on January 1, 2020, with family by his side, at age 96 at the Stirling Park Retirement Community Home in Ottawa, ON. Mike was predeceased by his devoted wife of 53 years, Bernice (née Robson) of British Columbia. He will be greatly missed by his 3 children Tania Palme, Christine (Alan) Walker & Mike Palme (Cindi Nicholls) & his 2 grandchildren Stefan and Matthew Walker. Mike was an expert in economics, and enjoyed soccer, food, entertaining & rigorous debate. He will be fondly remembered by his family, friends & colleagues in Ottawa, across Canada & in the Czech Republic. A special thank you to the compassionate & helpful staff, especially the personal support workers, at the Stirling Park Home. Donations in memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation: 613-696-7030, is greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

EMOND, Patsy Emma

Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, December 21, 2019 in her 67th year. Patsy (née Forgie) beloved wife of Donald Emond. Loving mother of Brian (Caitlin), Shannon and Bradley. Cherished ‘Nanny’ to her dear grandchildren Cameron, Haylee, Hayden and Kaeson. Dear daughter of Theresa Forgie (née Tysick) and the late Kenneth Forgie. Survived by her siblings Sharon Harrigan (Michael), Deborah Steele (Jeff), Kim Verner (Charlie), Keith Forgie and Heather Osins (Lee). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Respects may be paid to the family on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) from 1 to 4 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Patrick’s Basilica, (Nepean & Kent St) on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Doctor’s and Staff of The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus, especially 3rd Floor 3-A for their Dedication, Care and Compassion. In memoriam donations in Patsy’s memory to The Ottawa Humane Society greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

BRESEE, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Bresee of Ottawa, Ontario passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on December 20th, 2019. Elizabeth was predeceased by her beloved husband Glendon Clark Bresee. She is survived by her two sons Paul (Martine) and Peter (Deborah), and her 5 grandchildren Philippe (Sophie), Julia (David), Sara-Michelle (François), Alison (Nick), Kate (Dustin). Her pride and joy were her 9 great-grandchildren, Emmanuelle, Lilianne, Mathys, Ella, Robin, Alexis, Max, Miko and Casey. Elizabeth was married to her Glendon, for 65 years. She stood side by side with him, as they raised their two boys and as she supported his work as an Anglican priest at parishes in Hamilton (Christ’s Church Cathedral), Palmerston, Ontario (St. Paul’s), Edmonton (St. James and St. Augustine’s), Toronto (Church House) and Niagara Falls (Christ Church). Elizabeth was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother as well as a kind and loyal friend. She had a keen interest in current events, politics as well as sports. You could always count on her to discuss curling, CFL football and NHL hockey. Elizabeth had a heart of gold and many causes were the recipients of her generosity. Many years were spent working at the Christmas Bureau and for the Altar Guild. As a talented cook, she made meals at home and entertainment events a real treat. She will be dearly missed. A memorial will be held in Westport Ontario at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. www.pwrdf.org
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

LONDONG, Cornelia

After 92 years of dignified life, Cornelia Margaretha Eleonora Constance Sophie Londong (nee Oltmans) entered into rest on December 19, 2019. Cornelia was born and raised in the former Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. After enduring the occupation during World War II Cornelia completed a classical education in the Netherlands. She immigrated to Montreal with her husband Edward in 1959. Cornelia worked for Sperry UNIVAC as an executive assistant until her retirement in 1992, then relocated to Bells Corners where she quietly completed thousands of hours of volunteer work. Cornelia was predeceased by her husband Edward, her parents Alexander and Dalinem Oltmans, her siblings Jan Willem, Taty Olberg and Abraham. Cornelia is survived by her sister Alexandra Müller Oltmans of Ulzburg Germany and generations of well loved nieces and nephews. Friends may pay their respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St., Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon) on Tuesday January 14, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service, which will commence at 11 am on Wednesday January 15, at Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Old Richmond Rd., Ottawa.
Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

RUSH, Stephen Robert
(Canadian Air Force – Airborn Division)

Peacefully in Ottawa on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at The Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital in his 85th year. Stephen Rush, beloved son of the late Robert Emmett Rush and Mary Ellen (née Drane). Is fondly remembered by several cousins, nieces, nephews, godsons and many dear friends. Stephen worked in construction after his time in the Forces. Mainly with The Fuller Group of Company’s. A private cremation was held, with his remains being returned home to Prince Edward Island, where he was born and raised.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-1488

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

CAMERON, RAYMOND

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Raymond Cameron on December 30, 2018 at the age of 82 years old. Ray was born in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia but relocated at early age for gainful employment in the mines of northern Ontario. Ray lived most of his adult life with Timmins as his home base. His work in mines across Canada allowed him to provide for his family and earned him his reputation as an incredibly hard and fearless worker. Ray ended his days in Ottawa, surrounded by family and friends. His love for Cape Breton and the farm he worked in Mabou as a young boy was ever present. Ray is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 37 years Claudette Cameron, and his childrenPhemie (Denis) LaRue, Cindy (Steve) Ellis, Laurieanne (Brian) Evans, Marlene Othmer (Marc LeBeau), Nancy Othmer (Shane Barclay), Trish Othmer (Carlo Matulich). Ray was the absolute best Grandfather to Ray (Angele), Justin (Leah), Sara (Jaime), Alexandria (Zach), Amanda (Richard), Tyler, Mitchell (Meagan), Madison and Mackenzie. Ray was also blessed to have been the Great-Grandfather to Patrick, Alyssa, Camryn, Abigail, Payton, Kendell, Macey, Ava-Lee, Emma, Ivy-Rae, Tamara, Kaiden and Taylor. Ray is survived by his sisters Rita, Gennie, Margaret, Anne and Patricia, and his brothers Donald and Owen. He was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Euphemia (Grant); sister, Mary and brothers, Alex, Lawrence, Angus, Gerald and John.

A funeral mass for Raymond will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church at 11 am, 205 Bayview Drive, in Constance Bay. A reception will follow at 12:30 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616, 377 Allbirch Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Foundation for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

CLOUTIER, THÉRÈSE

Passed away peacefully in hospital on December 26th, 2018 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Jacques Cloutier. Loving mother of Richard (Ginette), Denis (Angèle), JoAnne (Michael Joy), Linda and Josée. Cherished grandmother of James, Tony and Joshua Cloutier, Jesse and Tyler Joy, Bailey and Emily Seddon. Great-grandmother of 4. Will be missed by her dog, George. Daughter of the late Albert and Gracia Tremblay. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Wednesday, January 2, 2018 from 9AM - 10:30 AM. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. George's Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave for service at 11 AM. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home. Tel. 613-233-1488.

Those we love don’t go away,
they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near;
still loved, still missed and very dear.

MACLEOD, Linda Susan
(Retired teacher - OCDSB)

Peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Hospice at May Court in her 72nd year. Linda MacLeod, beloved daughter of the late Clifford MacLeod and Patricia MacLeod (née Sabourin). Survived by her brothers Neil and Andrew (Cathryn). Much cherished aunt of Dylan (Marit), Lauren (Eric) and Colin. Dear great aunt to Eric, Alexandra and Chloe. Lovingly remembered by many cousins and dear friends, especially Diane Miller (“Smith”). A private cremation service will be held. The family would like to thank Dr. Priscilla Bright and the caring and compassionate staff of the Hospice at May Court. Donations in Linda’s memory to Hospice Care Ottawa would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

KING, Joy Marie

(Retired Federal Public Service - Dept. of Finance)

Peacefully in hospital on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in her 88th year. Joy King, beloved daughter of the late Leonard Robert King and Evelyn Brennan. Predeceased by brothers Wayne (Bernice) and John (Lorraine). Will be missed by nephew Patrick and nieces, Mary Ann and Janet. Fondly remembered by great nephew, Matthew. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm. Funeral Mass at Saint Patrick’s Basilica (Kent & Nepean) on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 10AM, followed by burial at Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations in memory to The Kidney Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

LAVIGNE, Lucy

(1929 – 2018)

Peacefully in Carleton Place with her loving family by her side at the age of 89 years. Lucy (née Power), beloved wife of the late Napoleon Lavigne. Dear mother of Susan, Brenda, James, Napoleon (Carolyn) and Mike (Kelly). Predeceased by sons Donald (Joanne Lacelle) and late infant son Patrick. Fondly remembered by many grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Power and Agnes Lowrance. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (Between Bay & Lyon) on Monday, December 17 from 5 to 8pm. A service in memory will follow on Tuesday morning, December 18, 2018 at 10 AM. Interment to follow at St Patrick's Fallowfield Cemetery, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Cancer Society
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

BURTNYK, Mary Pauline (née Pastien)

With sadness we announce Mary’s peaceful passing on November 26, 2018, in her 90th year. Survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Nestor, and children, Anna (Don), Marty, Blair (Bev), and Lisa. Dear grandmother of Ben and Fiona. Will be sadly missed by sister, Helen, brothers, William (Gisele) and Michael (late Jean), and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, John and Anne Pastien, brother, Joe, and sisters, Marcella and baby Rosalie. The family thanks Starwood Nursing Home and Mary’s physicians for providing compassionate care with dignity. Visitation at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, November 29, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral mass at St. Clement Parish at St. Anne Church, 528 Old St Patrick Street, on Friday, November 30, 11 am, followed by burial at Hope Cemetery, 4660 Bank Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to St. Clement Parish or a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

PERKINS, Carole

Passed unexpectedly at her residence on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the age of 62 years, Carole Perkins (Nee Chartrand), loving mother of Michelle (Matthew), Stephen (Ekaterina), and Laura (Ian) and recent grandmother to Wesley. Survived by her siblings Christine and Guy. Will be fondly remembered by her partner Dave, and her stepchildren, Max and Sara. Carole cherished spending time with her family at the cottage and was passionate about helping patients with dementia. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family, share memories, and join them in a celebration of Carole’s life at
The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10 AM to 1 PM.
In memoriam donations to the Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation for Mental Health are greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

DURAND, Leonard

(retired Food Service Industry)

Peacefully, with his loving family by his side on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the age of 76 years. Leonard John Durand, loving father of Philippe (Prakone Vongsouneth) and Julie (Derek Sczesny) of Edmonton, Alberta. Cherished ‘Grampa’ to his grandchildren Olivia and Jarett. Dear son of the late Jean Louis Durand and Margaret Meagher. Survived by his sisters Helen (Mark Charron), Pierrette (Jerry Major); and predeceased by brother John Durand. The family would like to thank the staff of the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre for their care and compassion. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Notre Dame Cathedral, 385 Sussex Drive on Wednesday, November 14 at 10 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. Interment to follow at The Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations in memory to Bruyère's Palliative Care Unit, at www.bruyere.org/give or by mail to Bruyère Foundation, 43 Bruyère St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C8 greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

MATHEWS, Sydney, T.

(retired National Research Council of Canada – Ship Section)

Peacefully on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in his 96th year with his loving family by his side. Sydney Mathews, born in London, England on May 18, 1923 to the late Thomas Mathews and May (nee Rose). Beloved husband of Joan (nee Standen). Loving father of Kay (Edward Carlo) and Patricia (Malcolm Waddell). Cherished ‘Poppy’ to his grandchildren Robyne Leslie (Paul Bourgeois), Kimberley Leslie (Jesse Schloff), William Carlo, Pamela Lincez and Mathew Lincez (Taessa); and dear Great grandchildren Sophia, Sebastian, Josephine, Aksel, Aurelia and Clara. Predeceased by his dear sister Madge. Sydney’s career took him all over the world which he enjoyed and engaged in the Scientific and technical advancement of Canada’s development and of Icebreakers and Supertankers. He dedicated an early portion of his life to service, as an officer in the Naval Reserve of Canada. He was a proud resident of Rockliffe Park for 46 years where he enjoyed gardening at home with his wife of 73 years and dear family. For 10 years he pursued the perfection of a flat keyboard within his company Equikeys. The family would like to thank the staff of the Garry J Armstrong Long Term Care Home, particularly Marilyn and Eve. Thanks to Lucy Gauthier for her dedicated service as a caregiver as well. Friends are invited to join his family at A Mass of Christian Burial, which will be held at St Margaret Anglican Church, 206 Montreal Rd., on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 3 PM. Interment to follow at The Beechwood Cemetery (280 Beechwood Ave).
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

St. Denis, Jean Maurice

(Ret’d Ottawa Fire Dept.)

Passed away peacefully at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre on October 4, 2018 in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Florence St. Denis (nee Duhaime) for 67 years. Loving father of Pierre (Liz), Thérèse (Daniel Charron) and Daniel “Dano”. Proud grandfather of Mark (Jennifer), Patrick (Sarah) and Lisa (Jacob). Great grandfather of Benjamin, Brandon and Grace St. Denis, Oliana Jablonski and Madelyn Masek. Survived by his sister, Marcelle Smith of Ottawa. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10 AM until a service in the funeral home commences at 11:00 AM. Donations to the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

GAGNÉ, Paul Roland

(retired Gillette Canada)

Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in his 76th year with his loving family by his side. Paul Gagné, beloved husband of Lucette (nee Kingsley). Loving father of Robert Gagné (Jutta) of Frankfurt, Germany, and predeceased in 2001 by his daughter Julie Gagné. Proud ‘Opa’ to his two grandchildren Nicholas and Pascal. Son of the late Dr. Roland Gagné and Vivian Leveille. Survived by his brother Pierre (Nancy) and his brothers-in-law Jacques and Michel. Fondly remembered by several nieces and a nephew. Paul was an avid traveller with his wife Lucette and filled his days through his long retirement enjoying a game of golf and the company of his good friends, Graham, Richard, Peter and David; to name but a few. Friends are invited in joining his family at A Mass of Christian Funeral, which will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11 AM. Interment to follow at The Beechwood Cemetery, with a time of refreshment & fellowship to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

LUSSIER, Shirley

(Human Resources – Public Service Alliance)

July 7, 1948 - September 18, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Shirley (Pauline) Lussier of Ottawa at the age of 70. Shirley graduated from Glebe Collegiate in the 60’s and went on to work for the Government of Canada until her retirement in 2008. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Rita Lussier (nee Bonnenfant) and Jean-Paul Lussier and her brother Randall Lussier. She is survived by her sister Christine (John McKinley). She will be forever missed by her lifelong best friend Diane Leduc; and her children Kevin and Cathy Leduc. Animals were an important part of Shirley’s life with her beloved pets Maggie, Maya and Greygrey; and the late Prissy. Shirley always had a smile and was bound to find a familiar face or make a new friend as she was a vital character in Mechanicsville and Hintonburg. Friends are invited to drop in for a chance to share in the memories of Shirley at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday, October 13, 2018. A service in Memory will commence at Noon, with a time of fellowship and refreshment to follow until 3PM. Interment at a late date at Notre Dame Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Humane Society or Ottawa Food Bank greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

MURRAY, Nial B.

Passed gracefully into the hands of Our Lord with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in his 97th year. Nial Murray, beloved husband of the late Cecilia (nee Canning). Loving father of Michael (Carol), Niall (Hatty), Mary, Sean (Alison), Kevin (Joan), Joseph (Kim) and his dear late son Daniel. Will be forever remembered by his grandchildren Patrick, Andrea, Peter, John, Ian, Thomas, Julia, Suzanna, Liam, Katelin, Anna, Lora, Daniel, Sean, Tara, Brianna, Crystal and Derek. Cherished Great grandfather of Aili, Liam, Hunter, Avaya, Noelle, Cade, Nora, Lukas, Cecilia, Claire, Declan, Kayleigh, Tristan, Arabella, Aiden, Xander, AnnaMarie, Quentin and Drew. Survived by his brothers William and Michael Murray. Predeceased by siblings Patrick, Doreen, Bridget, Brendan, Donal, Cecil, Hugh and infant Margaret. Friends may pay respects to the family on Friday, October 5, 2018 at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (Between Bay & Lyon) from 3 to 5 PM & 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Clement Parish (528 Old St Patrick Street), Ottawa on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Capital Memorial Gardens in the Murray family plot. Donations made in memory to The St. Clement Church Restoration Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

SAMSON, Murielle

1957 - 2018

Peacefully with family at her side, at the Montfort Hospital on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in her 62nd year. Murielle Samson, daughter of the late Gerry and Denise Samson (nee Duford). Survived by her siblings Larry, Marc, Lucette, Jacqueline, and Christine Laplante. Predeceased brothers Denis and Remi. Fondly remembered Aunt of many nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews and Godchild. Cremation was held privately. Friends are invited to join the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 10AM; a service in memory to commence at 11AM, followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

WILLIAMS, Charles Paul

April 24, 1939 - September 14, 2018

Surrounded by his loving family, Ottawa Civic Hospital on Friday September 14, 2018. Formerly from Perth, Ontario, age 79. Beloved and cherished husband of Betty Williams. Loving father of Cindy Whitehead (Kieran), Christine Williams (Gary McGee), Paul Williams (Tracy), Patti Young (Albert). Poppa to Sharilyn, Patrick (Anne), Conor (Shelby), Kyle, Carter, Robert (Courtney), Corey (Julia), Jo-leen (Steve), and Kyla. Poppa Cha and Tickle Poppa to Sophie, Alexis and Brantley. Survived by his sisters Theresa Hogan (late Bill), Katie Williams. Sisters-in-law Gwen Kyle (late George), Audrey Williams, Brother-in-law Wayne Smith (Cora). Predeceased by his parents Charles and Cora Williams, his brother Joseph and sister Mary Brady (late Pat), sister-in-law Lorraine Blair (Paul/John), brother-in-law Merrill Smith. Best friend to Patsy and the late Frank Moodie, John & Edwina Comerford. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlie will be remembered for his beautiful voice, especially when he sang "Oh Danny Boy", his sense of humour and his undying love for his family and friends. How blessed we all were to have had him in our lives as long as we did. A big thank you goes out to the nursing staff at the Ottawa Civic Hospital you were amazing. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 between 1-5 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bells Corners - 4026 Old Richmond Road.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

ROZAK, Mary Theresa

Passed away peacefully in hospital on Monday, August 27, 2018 at the age of 96. Mary Chamberlin, born on May 16, 1922 in Chelsea, Quebec. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Rozak. Loving mother of David (Adeline), Dianne Waugh (Bob), Brian (Linda), Steven (Jude) and Rose Mary (Judy) as well as 3 Grandsons and 4 Granddaughters and 6 Great Grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Philip Chamberlin & Margaret Grimes; and by her siblings Margaret, Kenneth, Kathleen, Edna, Evelyn and Arthur. Mary was a faithful friend to so many. She loved a good game of Euchre, or Crib and also many decades of cheering on her beloved Ottawa Football Teams. Deepest appreciation to the staff of Oakpark Retirement Community for their dedication and care of Mom, and also the nursing staff of the Ottawa General Hospital on 7 West. Friends may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 30 at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa, for service at 11 AM. Friends and Family are welcome to get together downstairs in the church hall following the funeral mass. Burial will take place at St. Stephen's Church at Old Chelsea, Quebec. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Wildlife Federation would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

WEBBER, Martyn David

(Retired Surgenor Truck Centre, Service Manager)

Suddenly at home on Sunday, August 5, 2018, Martyn Webber, age 65, loving father of Alana (Brent Eritou) and Ashley (Bruno Teixeira). Predeceased by parents Doreen E. Hardwick and George S.E. Webber, both of the UK. Survived by his sister Pam (Doug Turner), Margaret Webber and predeceased by his sister Linda Webber. Will forever be remembered by his first wife Judy (nee Porter) the mother of his two daughters, his second wife Jayne (nee Lovering) and especially cherished by his best friend and partner Jayne Powers and her daughter Sophia Regimbald. Will be fondly remembered by his nieces, cousins, friends and neighbours. Martyn spent his entire 44-year career working for Surgenor Automotive Group after graduating from Algonquin College as a mechanic. He especially enjoyed his last 10 years working as Service Manager at the Truck Centre. His love of soccer, rugby, golf, and especially riding his Harley Davidson were his passions in life. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A service in memory will take place on Saturday, August 11 in the funeral home at 11 AM. Donations to The Canadian Cancer Society are greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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SANDIFORD, Margaret M.

(Retired Supervisor CRA)

Margaret Sandiford (nee Manion) passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Westwood Lodge on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter V. Sandiford. Margaret will be sadly missed by her sister Patricia Beach, niece Terry Beach and great niece Karen Beach. There will be no visitation at Margaret's request. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 10:30 am, followed by burial at Notre Dame Cemetery.
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PICKERING, Cecily M.

Passed gracefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in her 103rd year. Cecily Mary Pickering (née Fitzmaurice) beloved wife of the late Millard Alden Pickering. Caring sister to remaining siblings Marie Douglas, Joan Nadurak and Leo Fitzmaurice. Loving mother of Darryl (Gwyn), Dorothy Collins (John Weir), Grant (Sue) and Al (Linda). Will be forever remembered by her grandchildren Byron (Robin), Shannon (Joanna), Grant (Pata), Eric (Leanne), Jason (Heather Kritsch), Jennifer (Nick Foisy), Devin (Chelseay), and John’s children Nathan, Adam, and Mike Weir. Cherished Great grandmother of Cléo, Ruben, Olavo, Amalia, Owen, Andrew, Kate, Finnegan, Caleb, Sullivan, Truman, Riley, Cole and Wynn. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of her life, at St. Joseph’s Church (174 Wilbrod St., Ottawa ON) on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 with a social gathering at 9AM and commencement of the celebration at 10AM. Donations made in memory of Cecily to www.plantingseedsinternational.org or St. Joseph's Refugee Outreach Committee (151 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa ON, K1N 6N8) would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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PINKE, Dale Leonard

On Friday, July 6, 2018 in his 78th year. Dale Pinke, son of the late Leonard Pinke and Ethel (nee Morin). Predeceased by his partner Joney Pairan. Dear father of Jackie (David Duggan) and Christine (Bill Griese Jr.). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Emily Griese, Laura Duggan ,Hillary Griese, Rachel Duggan. Survived by his brother John Pinke. and predeceased by sister Elizabeth 'Libby' Puddicombe. He will be fondly rembered by his dear friend Gary Potter and Nieces and Nephews; Dixie Pinke, John Pinke, Julie Scanlon, John Puddicombe, Jason Puddicombe, Stephen Pinke (Pre-deceased); and Great Nephew Jonathan Pinke. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family from 11am until a service at Noon on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Internment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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McBRIDE, Joanne

(retired Canada Post)

Peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in her 88th year. Joanne McBride (née Strachan) born in Cantley, Québec on October, 26, 1930, beloved wife of the late Kevin Charles McBride. Loving mother of Michael (Pat Ralph), Catherine, Kyle (John Roberts), Kevin (Rachelle Robert), Erin (Ken Hopewell), Peter (Helen McNally) and Sheilagh (Mike McQuarrie). Forever remembered by her dear grandchildren Ryan, Katie, Liam, Emma, Patrick, Dominique, Jane and Nicholas, and Great grandchildren Maggie, Connor, Jacob, Mila and many relatives and close friends. Predeceased by her father William Strachan and her mother Martina Kyle, brothers Lorne, Edgar, Angus, Eldon, Raymond and sisters Irene, Rita and Helen. She will be deeply missed by her family to whom she was devoted. Special thanks to all the staff at the Ottawa Civic Hospital who provided such compassionate and expert care to our dear Mom. There will be no visitation by request. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial gathering and celebration of her Life on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11AM at First Unitarian Church, (30 Cleary Ave.), a time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. In memoriam donations to the Alzheimer's Society greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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HILL, Jennie (nee Massinkavitch)

(Life long resident of Billings Bridge & Old Ottawa South)

God called mother home on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Dearest, devoted and sacrificial mother to Mary and Robert; her two sisters Kay Warchow and Carol Mathieu remain. She is reunited in heaven with her beloved husband Arthur Hill (d. Sept. ’81) and her sister Vicki and brother Bill. Friends may pay respects to the family on Wednesday July 4, 2018 from 2 to 6 PM and from noon on Thursday at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). Funeral Mass on Thursday, July 5 at St Matthew’s Church, 217 First Ave. Time to be confirmed. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. In memoriam donations to Cornerstone Housing for Women greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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MURRAY, Alison Marie

It is with a deep sense of profound loss that we announce the sudden passing of Alison Marie Murray on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at The Heart Institute on Carling Avenue in Ottawa, Ontario at the age of 48. In Alison’s final hours she was in the presence of her loving sister Deborah Murray. Alison the daughter of the late Harvey Murray and Nancy Hardy (Martini) was born on March 16, 1970 at the Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, Ontario. Alison was a woman that had many facets. She was not only a loving Mother, Sister, Family Member and Friend she was a woman that believed in community and strived to make the lives of those around her as positive as humanly possible. Alison volunteered her time to various causes that raised social awareness and was an integral part of these worthwhile causes. Alison was also a Founding Member of an Annual event that raises awareness of Victims of Racism, Gender Inequality and Bullying. Alison a graduate of Devry College attained her Executive Assistant Diploma in the City of Hamilton, Ontario. When Alison moved to Ottawa one of her goals was to further her education regarding her passion that she had for Computers and Technology. On May 20, 2018 Alison became a graduate of Willis College in Ottawa with Honor Roll of Distinction (90% + overall) in Network Security Professional. That was a highlight in her life as she worked diligently to attain that specific goal. Alison was a hard worker and any employment that she has had throughout her life she gave of herself 100%. When Alison was not studying or working she spent time reading, writing and worked on creating art projects for various holidays and functions. Alison enjoyed writing poetry about life and she had a profound style in the use of her creativity and intelligence when expressing herself with the written word. She loved to dance and sing and was a pleasure to watch when she was exuding such joy in that moment. Alison also loved football and baseball. The Hamilton Tiger Cats were her favorite team and she enjoyed attending the games to cheer them on. Alison was full of life and lived it to her fullest. She had a smile that would light up any room and her infectious laugh made you want to laugh along with her. Alison also truly enjoyed her coffee (“Timmies”) and those who knew her would tease her endlessly about her favorite beverage. However, with coffee in hand Alison enjoyed having conversations about not only the serious goings on in life but the lighter moments. Those were times that her gentle and humorous nature shined through and will be one of the many copious memories that her loved ones will have of her.
     A Scottish Poem for Alison “She is not lost our dearest love. Nor has she traveled far. Just stepped inside home’s lovliest room. And left the door Ajar.”
Alison will be sadly missed by her Step Father Paul Martini of Stoney Creek, Ontario. Alison is survived by her Sister Deborah and Brothers Ray (Lisa, wife), Richard (Kathy, wife), Robert and pre deceased Adam. Half Sisters Tricia Martini and Lori Martini (Joe) Trapasso. Step Sister Lisa and Step Brothers Ronnie, Andy, Brian and Stephen. Loving Mother to her son Brandon James Murray (Bryanna, girlfriend) Loving Grandmother to Lillianna (Brandon, Father) and Arianna (Bryanna, Mother) Loving Aunt to Domenic and Carly Trapasso (Lori and Joe, Parents) and Jessica and Chantelle (Step Sister Lisa, Mother). Alison will be profoundly missed and forever loved by her Best Friends Nalini, Vivi and Henry. She was not only their Best Friend but she was their Sister. Alison will be sadly missed by all whose lives that she has touched. Although she had her family and close friends Alison had a way of making anyone that she met feel welcome and a part of something special. Alison you will always be your "Daddy's Little Girl" (Harvey Murray). A Celebration of Alison’s Life was held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The family and friends of Alison would like to send their sincere, heartfelt gratitude to Whelan Funeral Home for providing caring and exemplary services at this difficult time.

KAROVITCH, Morris

Suddenly in Ottawa on Sunday, June 17th, 2018, at the age of 82. Morris was predeceased by Helen (nee Gesser), his beloved spouse of over 57 years. Morris will be missed by his children Janet, Alan (Lindsay), and Susan, as well as by his four grandchildren Sam, Ian, Sophie, and Romey. Loved and adored by his dear sisters Evelyn Pinchuk (the late Saul) and Sandra Rappoport (Jeffrey). There will be a graveside ceremony on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 10am at the Kehal Israel Memorial Park (House of Israel section), 4189 Sources Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Observance of Shiva will follow at 188 rue Schubet, Dollard Des Ormeaux. Donations in Morris's memory can made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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PARKINSON, David M.

(retired Sheet Metal – Local 47)

Peacefully in hospital on Monday, June 4, 2018 in his 89th year. David McDonald Parkinson, beloved husband and best friend of Alice (nèe Goodwin). Dear father of David (Diane) and Della (Dan Saunders) and stepfather to Douglas, Bonnie and the late Anne. Lovingly remembered by many dear grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the Ottawa Hospital General Campus, nurses, doctor’s and staff for their dedication, compassion and care over these past 4 years. Friends are invited to join the family for Mass of Christian Funeral at Annunciation of Our Lord Church (2414 Ogilvie Rd) on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall.
Donations in memory to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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FURMANCZYK, Joseph

With great sadness the family announces the passing on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 of our Patriarch, Joseph Furmanczyk in his 99th year. "Tato" had a profound impact on his family and those who witnessed his life built on his deep love of his Roman Catholic Faith. Joseph was predeceased by his wife Lydia, and is survived by 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and his own children, Joseph Furman (Wiesa), Greg (Laurel), Tom (Belinda), Larry (Susan), Roger (Renata), Frank, Mary Gallagher (James), Ann Fitzpatrick (David), Maggie (Marc Gagne), Agnes Zielinski (Peter), and Pauline Winogron (Steve). Loving uncle to Christina and John Lange. A Visitation and recital of Holy Rosary will be held from 7-9pm on Friday, June 8 at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa. Catholic Funeral Mass on Saturday at 9:30 am at St. Hyacinth Polish Church, 301 Lebreton St.
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WATSON, Lillian Mary "Bubby"

(retired Federal Service Employee - Dept of Labor)

Peacefully at her residence in New Orchard Lodge on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the age of 100 years. Lillian "Bubby" Watson, was the daughter of the late Arthur Watson and Laura Mulhall. Predeceased by her brother Ron Watson. She is fondly remembered and missed by her cousins and their extended families. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine Church, 1060 Baseline Road on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9 AM. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. The family wish to thank the nurses and staff at New Orchard Lodge for their dedication, compassion and care.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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STEPHENS, Lola (nèe Hill)

Peacefully at City View Retirement Community on Friday, June 1, 2018. Lola Stephens, age 88. Beloved wife of the late Grant Stephens. Loving mother of Susan (Ron Woods). Cherished Grandmother to Krystle (Maroun Nasr), Kirt Woods (Grainne Sutton) and Kory Woods. Dear Great Grandmother of Darius, Keegan, Liam and Lana. Beloved Aunt to Tom Lawson (Shiela Casey). Lola was the daughter of the late Mason Hill and Elimina Comrie. Predeceased by her brother Roy Hill and sister Viola Lawson. Lola was so much to everyone who knew her, a true inspiration and support to her grandchildren. She lived a very full and happy life, she was surrounded by so many who loved and cherished her. She will always be in our hearts. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of life at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St, Ottawa (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 10AM with a funeral service commencing at 10:30AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the funeral home reception parlour. Interment to follow at The Beechwood Cemetery in the Stephens family plot.
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LADD, Gerald Austin 'Joe'

(Retired Master Corporal - Canadian Air Force)

Peacefully in hospital on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the age of 83, surrounded by his loving family. Gerald ‘Joe’ Ladd, born in Scotstown Quebec, beloved husband and best friend of Madeleine (nee Dumoulin). Cherished father of Diane (Greg Beamish), Kathleen (Kevin Beamish), David (Lynn Graham), Richard (Veronica Dupont), and Brian (Kiera Hill). Very proud Grandfather to his 13 grandchildren. Survived by his siblings Robert and Bonnie, predeceased by sisters, Betty, Dorothy and Mary Lou. A memorial service/celebration of life to be held this summer in the Eastern Townships. Donations in memory to the Ottawa Heart Institute greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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ADCOCK (nee Cornborough) , Audrey

(1927-2018)

Peacefully on May 21, 2018 at the age of 90. Predeceased by husband Geoffrey, son Martin, and daughter Karin. Audrey leaves behind her remaining loving children David (Gisele), Ann (Roger), Lorna and Emily. Loving sister of Don ( Moreen) and late twin brother Derek (Barbara). She was much loved by her grandchildren, Aric (Trish), Alex and their mother Lucy, Lisa, Geoff (Brook], Shane, Stephanie, Lauralei (Tim), Nick and Zahara plus her many great grandchildren. Audrey’s life was made full again through the caring companionship of the late Ken West. Audrey emigrated from Portsmouth, UK in 1956 with her husband and the 4 eldest children where they settled in Montreal for many years before moving to Ottawa. She was well known for her kindness and passion for travelling. She loved to play bingo, drink red wine, wear colourful outfits and beat her kids at cards! She will be forever missed by her friends and family. Mum, we miss and love you with all our hearts. By Audrey’s request there will be no funeral services. A celebration of Audrey’s life will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018 at The Whelan Funeral home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) from 3pm - 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice is appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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NICHOLS, Bruce

(retired Statistics Canada)

Suddenly, at the age of 64 on May 7, 2018 after returning home from his daily long run. Bruce was an economist with the federal government who joined the public service after his graduation with a Bachelor of Commerce and MA in Economics form Carleton University. An avid sportsman and sports fan, he fully enjoyed golf, curling, softball, volleyball and the comradery of the many teammates and friends he made over the years, He was predeceased by his beloved mother Joan (nee Parslow) and brother George. He is survived by his father Richard John ("Jack") Nichols, brothers John (Karin) and Glen (Tony), nephews Bradley (Amanda), Richard (Erica), Graeme (Ashley), nieces Lisa (Darren) and Meredith, grandnephew Griffin and sister-in-law Allison Jamieson. His cheerful smile, kindness and generosity will be remembered and missed by all.

A private cremation and interment will take place. The family is planning for and will be hosting his many friends, former colleagues, and neighbours to a Celebration of Bruce’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Nepean Sportsplex. Salons C & D from 2 to 4 PM.
All are welcome to join together and share memories.
Please contact Whelan Funeral Home (tel. 613-233-1488 for further details regarding Bruce's memorial.) Memorial donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute are gratefully acknowledged and messages of sympathy can be sent to info@whelanfuneralhome.ca

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SCHOFIELD, Frederick Emmett Joseph

1933 - 2018

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, we sadly announce the passing of Fred Schofield on May 4, 2018. Loving father of Sandra, Linda, Brian (deceased) and Perry (Jessica). Grandfather of 9, Great-Grandfather of 9 and Great-Great Grandfather this year on his birthday, February 14. He is predeceased by parents Charles and Hanorah (Anne) (Laxton) Schofield; sisters Doris, Violet (Gagliardi) and May (White); and brothers Darcy (WWII) and Gerald. Brother to Patricia (Mullins). Fred was born and raised in New Edinburgh, Ottawa. He will be remembered for his love of hockey and baseball. In his youth, he was an avid player of both as well as Lacrosse. Married for 21 years to our loving mother Suzanne (Lafortune) (predeceased). He later married Shirley Daigle. Shirley and Fred remained loving friends even after the end of their 30 year marriage. A private grave side ceremony was held at Notre Dame cemetery on May 11. Thank you to Whelan Funeral Home and Rev. Richard Kelly. A special thank you to his hospital angels Johanne and Martine.

Rest in peace Dad. Love you forever and always.

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WEISCKE, Evelyn Cecilia

(retired Clerk Canadian Federal Govt � CSIS)

Peacefully at the Montfort Hospital on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 after a brief illness, Evelyn Weiscke, nee Robinson at the age of 96 years. Loving wife of the late Henri 'Hank' Weiscke. Daughter of the late Henry Robinson and Mary Cassidy. Predeceased by sisters Joan (Stanley Fields), Jean Littlefield and Catherine Loucks and brothers Eddy and Gilbert Daze. Fondly remembered by stepdaughter Ruth Cardinal, stepson Eilert (Bea) and step grandson Kiall. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews especially her niece Sandra Stewart who cared for her so attentively these past years. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Mass at Saint Patrick's Basilica on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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HINTHER, Klara

Our dear mother, Klara Hinther (nee Weiss), got her wish and died peacefully at home on April 20, 2018, just 3 months short of her 93rd birthday. Mum had a strength and resiliency seldom seen these days and although she had more than her share of hardship and sadness, she loved life and rejoiced in every moment. She enjoyed 63 years of a very happy marriage to our father, David Hinther, who died in 2012. Her family was her life and she would do anything for any of us as well as for strangers. Her biggest concern as she got older was that she would be a burden to her family, but we felt grateful for the chance to give back to someone who gave so selflessly all her life. Mum was an avid fisherwoman who taught her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to enjoy the sport as much as she did. She loved her family, her cottage and her life and until about 2 years ago she was still lifting patio stones, gardening, baking her famous buns, pierogis, cabbage rolls and other goodies for family and friends, baby sitting her great-grandchildren and cleaning out her children�s basements! She was always on the go and had an earthy sense of humour. She was never envious of anyone but always happy and thankful for everything she had. She rejoiced in the small things whether catching a fish, cross country skiing with Dad or hugging her great-grandchildren. She will be forever remembered and missed by her children Isabel, Alice and Gordon, her loving son-in-law, Don Cameron, grandchildren Matthew (Annie), Clair (Glenn), Rachel (Terrence), Mary (Daniel) and Tom (Kathleen) and her great-grandchildren Ensleigh, Parker, Ty, Nolan, Charlie and Klara. I would like to thank Dr. M. Kappagantula, and palliative care Dr. Lisa Cross for their support, guidance and care. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to
the Kidney Foundation of Canada or Crohn�s and Colitis Canada.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date
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JENKINS, Rev. Robert J.

January 8, 1941 - March 31, 2018

Peacefully at his residence on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in his 78th year, Rev. Robert Jenkins, son of the late Earl Jenkins & Marcella Jenkins (n�e Kealey), dear brother of Carol Baert and Patricia Jenkins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Barry, Jack, Allen, and Frank, and is fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Fr. Jenkins was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 1965, at St. Mary's Parish in Ottawa. After ordination, he was a teacher and chaplain at St. Pius X High School, and became Vice-Principal and head of its Religion and History departments. He was also chaplain at St. Patrick�s and St. Peter�s high schools and coached several sport teams at St. Pius X. Fr. Jenkins served as Administrator, Associate Pastor, or Pastor in the following Ottawa parishes: St. Monica�s, Hunt Club Catholic Community, St. John the Apostle, Our Lady of Fatima, St. Michael�s (Fitzroy Harbour), St. Gabriel�s Mission, Holy Name of Mary (Almonte), and St. Declan�s. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary�s Parish (100 Young St.) on Friday, April 6, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the parish hall. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery in the Jenkins family plot.
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ROMANIUC, Anatole

February 28, 1924 - March 5, 2018

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Anatole, at home in Ottawa, after an incredibly rich and fortunate 94 year life. He was the loving husband of Maria Romaniuc (nee Teofilovic), proud father of Lara (Paul Saurette) and Alex (Rachel Creane), and ecstatic �Koko� to his grandson Belmont (or �Penchyk� as he was fond of calling him) - who always inspired bursts of laughter from Anatole�and vice versa.
His life was truly an adventure from start to finish. Born in 1924 in Ukraine (in what was formerly Bessarabia and part of Romania), he not only lost his own father early in life, but was forced to flee across Europe during the second world war, an experience that included successfully escaping both the (precursor to) the KGB and the Gestapo (twice!) and being separated from his mother and sister for 16 years because of the war.
Against all odds, he managed to pursue university studies at the University of Erlangen in Germany and the University of Leuven in Belgium where he earned a Ph.D in Economics. He also undertook post-graduate training in Paris and at Princeton University.
He began his career as a demographer in the Belgian Congo, as Chief of the Demography Bureau (1953 � 1961), where he led the first population census in that country. With the independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo he joined the University of Kinshasa as a researcher while continuing to serve the Congolese Central Government in his capacity as adviser on population to the Minister of Planning and Economic Coordination.
In 1961, he was recruited to Princeton as a research associate (leading him to learn his 6th language - English) and then, in 1964, decided to move to Canada because he found it a welcoming country while visiting for an academic conference.
In Canada, he pursued an academic career as Professor at the University of Ottawa and the University of Montreal. He occupied senior positions at Statistics Canada (1968-1993), including as Director of the Demography Division.
He was Fellow of the US Population Council (1961�62), President of the Federation of Canadian Demographers and a longstanding member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. He was honored for his many contributions to international and Canadian demography with a special issue of the Canadian Studies in Population.
In 1970, while in Montreal, he met and married his love, Maria. There they welcomed their son Alex. Soon after, they made a permanent move to Ottawa, where they welcomed their daughter Lara and made their home for the next 46 years.
Anatole retired in 1993 after a long and illustrious career at StatsCan. Never one to ride off into the sunset, Anatole immediately took up a position as an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and spent the next 20 years researching and publishing extensively - completing his final article less than a year before his death.
No matter how busy he was professionally, however, he always found time and energy to help and mentor all those around him. In fact, as his children can attest, no matter was too small for Anatole to offer some friendly advice - whether solicited or not. As he used to say, you don�t have to 'listen to me', but you do have to listen to me ;)
We will always treasure our memories of his loving and generous spirit, as well as his �never-say-die� determination.
Friends are invited to join the family on Sunday, March 11, 2018 anytime between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for an informal reception to share memories of his life over refreshments at the The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon), 613-233-1488. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Centre https://fncaringsociety.com/donate.
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WALSH, Thomas James

1931 � 2018

Peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his 87th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Evelyn Walsh (ne� Ukrainetz). Loving father of Elizabeth (Casey Vandergrient), Patricia, Neeve, and Colleen (Colin Saravanamuttoo). Loving grandfather of Laura (Ryan), Adam, Matthew, Shannon, Jessica and Taylor. Predeceased by son James. Friends are invited to Holy Cross Church, 685 Walkley Rd . to attend a Mass of Christian Funeral on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:15 PM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish Hall. In memory of Thomas and if so desired, donations
to Autism Ontario would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online messages of condolences may be sent to condolences@WhelanFuneralHome.ca
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ROUTHIER, Marie

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie on February 15, 2018 after a long battle of MS at the age of 54 years. Cherished mother of Samantha Wara and loving grandmother to Luke. Loving partner of Scott Stocker. Predeceased by parents Francoise and Emile Routhier. Dear sister of Marguerite, Therese (Marcel Brazeau), Emilie (George Fyke) and Louis (Diane Smith). She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A celebration of Marie�s life will be held at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon) on Thursday, February 22 at 11 AM. Donations to MS Society of Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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COOMBS, Judith Mary

1930 - 2018

Judith (Judy) Mary Coombs of Ottawa, beloved wife of William David Coombs (deceased), mother of Andrew (Deb), Sarah (Nigel), and Tim (Sandy), grandmother of Alexander and Joshua, adopted grandmother to Zachary and Simon (Nigel), great grandmother of Zayden. Passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 87. Judy was born in London England, on March 18, 1930, the daughter of Eric and Kathleen (Kay) Wilcockson. Judy personified kindness, strength and creativity. She will be profoundly missed. In remembrance, donations can be made to the Humane Society.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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KAROVITCH, Helen (nee Gesser)

Peacefully in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, at the age of 78. Survived by Morris, her beloved spouse of over 57 years, as well as by her twin sister, Barbara (Mair Fried). Helen will be missed by her children Janet, Alan (Lindsay), and Susan, as well as by her four grandchildren Sam, Ian, Sophie, and Romey. Many thanks to the wonderful and caring staff at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital as well as the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice. There will be a graveside ceremony on Friday, February 9th, 2018, at 10am at the Kehal Israel Memorial Park (House of Israel section), 4189 Sources Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Shiva will be observed. Family will be receiving visitors at the Fried residence on Sunday, February 11th, 2018 from noon until 5pm. Donations in Helen�s memory to the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice: hospicecareottawa.ca/donate greatly appreciated by the family.
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VALLEE, Betty May

(nee Flaherty)

Peacefully on January 18, 2018 in her 92nd year. Betty Vallee, predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth 'Vern' Vallee; Will be forever remembered by her cherished daughter Sherri Lynn Vallee. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10AM at Alta Vista Manor, 751 Peter Morand Cres, Ottawa. Interment to follow in the Spring at Pinecrest Cemetery.
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Joseph Gerard Kavanagh

Passed peacefully away in Ottawa on January 9, 2018, in his 96th year. Predeceased by his wife Theresa (Fitzpatrick), parents Joseph and Bridget (Walsh), sisters Margaret (Jim) Murphy and Kay Pittman, and brothers Frank, Ern and William. Left with loving memories in Ottawa are his daughters Maureen Kavanagh (Meg Milne), Joanne (Kevin) Hayes and grandchildren Cameron, Duncan and Mallory Hayes. In St. John�s, Joe is missed by nephew John Kavanagh and niece Peg (John) Shea, cousin Patsy Philpott and her husband Jack, and in-laws Mary (Bill) Snow, Carmel and John Murphy and Bernadette (Jack) White, and special family friend Sheila Murray. He is also remembered by sister-in-law Sheila (Michael) Fitzpatrick in Cornwall, Ont., and many nieces and nephews. Joe found much pleasure in family, friends, nature, music and life-long learning. He especially enjoyed the time spent with family at the cabin he built. He deeply loved Newfoundland and was also blessed to spend the last 11 years in Ottawa, where he enjoyed the role of Granddad � he took a keen interest in the activities of Cameron, Duncan and Mallory, enriching their lives with advice, love and humour. Joe's gentle strength, his dependable ways, his wisdom and his subtle humour were treasured by all who knew him. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. on January 12 at St. George's church on Piccadilly Ave. in Ottawa, and interment will follow at a later date at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in St. John's.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

JOY, Richard Frederick

(retired Teacher - Sault Ste Marie)

Peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Richard Joy, beloved husband and best friend of Lois Anne Miller. Loving father of Michael (Joanne), Darren (Haley) of Toronto, Jodi (Tom Gaughan), Dean (Lorrie) of Hong Kong, Mary-Love (Craig) of Brisbane, Australia, Randi-Lee (Ryan Dunlop) and Neil Joy. Cherished "Papa" to his grandchildren Samantha, Jesse, Tyler, Keira, Kylie, Kaitlyn, Mason, Violet, Alice & Noah. Richard was dedicated to his family and his faith, he also contributed too the lives of numerous youth through guidance, counseling and coaching. His many years in the classroom, on the court, or on a field; made a difference in teaching young people the lessons of hard work, winning or losing�but always giving it your best. The family would like to thank the Staff of Laurier Manor for their dedication and compassion. Friends may pay respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St Mary's Parish, (Yonge & Bayswater). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Interment to follow at Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations to
The Companions of the Cross greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home,
tel. 613.233-1488. Online messages of condolences may be sent to condolences@WhelanFuneralHome.ca

 

BLAIS, Mary (nee Birt)

(Retired � National Research Council)

Peacefully at Oakpark Retirement Community on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Mark �Ernie� Blais. Loving mother of Ann (Rob) and Harold (Francine Tessier). Cherished grandmother of Genevieve (Jimmy Oberle) Krista (Jamie Gray), Christopher and Cole. Proud great grandmother of James, Joshua and Sloan. Friends are invited to a Funeral Service at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Monday, December 11, 2017 at noon.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

PELLERIN, Marcel Lucien

( Employee of Massine�s Independent Grocer)

Passed away on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at the age of 53 years. Loving father of Emelie, and her mother Chantal of Ottawa. Brother to Ray of Cambridge and Al (Christina) of North Bay. Son of Marcel Charles Pellerin from Capreol and the late Desneiges Pellerin. Marcel was unique, there is no other way that best describes him. Those who came in contact with him never forgot him. He had an ability to tell stories with such conviction but his pleasure was to tell you that you had been fooled! His friends here and in Texas, where he lived for 11 years, will remember him for his great sense of humor, his infectious laugh, his creativity but most of all his generous and kind heart. Friends pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Friday, November 10, 2017. In lieu of flowers or donations, Marcel would have requested that we just all be kind to one another.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

WALSH, Elizabeth 'Betty'

Elizabeth �Betty' Walsh (nee Rowan) beloved wife of the late Bernard Walsh for 66 years, passed away peacefully, on Monday, November 6, 2017 at age 93 years. Cherished daughter of the late Walter Rowan and Anne King. Loving mother of James, Anne and Michael (Doreen). Proud grandmother of Blayne (Lyndsay), Connor and Gregory. Caring great-grandmother of Maggie and Alex. Survived by her sister Rita Clemens. Pre-deceased by her brother Walter and sisters Katherine Shaughnessy and Gladys White. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will take place at the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 11:30AM, followed by a reception in the parish hall. In memory of Betty, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

CALDERONE, Lorraine Alexina

(Retired - Algonquin College Administration)

Peacefully in hospital on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in her 91st year. Daughter of the late Arthur Ouellette and Marianne Meunier. Beloved wife of the late Donald Calderone. Loving mother of Linda (Roger), Eric (Lynne), Mark, Karen (Steve), and Brenda. Cherished grandmother of Julianne, Lori, Christopher (Heather), Andrew (Shannon), Michael, Todd, Paul, Sean, Rob and Sabrina (Misha). Dear great grandmother of Jaden, Elliott, Wade, Reid, Logan and Layla. Survived by her dear sister Helen Paquette. Friends may pay their respects to the family by attending a Mass of Christian Funeral to be held at St Patrick's Basilica (Kent & Nepean) on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10 AM. A time of refreshment & fellowship will follow in the Parish Hall. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations in memory to Sisters of the Precious Blood
2210-25th Avenue, Regina, SK. S4S 4E6
greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

BELAIRE, Shirley 'Joan'

Peacefully in hospital on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in her 86th year. Joan Belaire (nee Crepin), cherished wife of Russell Belaire. Loving mother of Dixie-Lee Newman. Survived by her brothers Wayne and Sonny; and sisters Charlene and Marlene. Will be dearly remembered by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A private funeral interment will be held.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

WREN, Patrick Basil

1935 - 2017

On October 11 at 9:30pm in his 83rd year, Basil passed peacefully in hospital in Barcelona. Born in Douglas, Ontario son of Lennox Wren and Mary Florence McGaghran. Predeceased by his wife, Katherine Kelly in 2008. Survived by son Kelly; daughters Krista (Jonathon Blakely) and Kathleen (Jonathan Hyatt), granddaughter Ava Handley, grandsons Spencer, Anderson and Hayden Hyatt; and Logan Blakely. Survived by siblings, Kevin (late Catherine), Mary Schimmens (late Mervin), Claire Terre (Adolphe), Arnold (late Willis), Kaireen Knott (late Gary). Predeceased by Joseph (late Vicky), Mark (Theresa), James (late Ruth), John (Evelyn). After high school he studied with the Oblate Fathers and was ordained a transitory Deacon before leaving in 1963 for a secular life. Basil was a member of the faculty at the Kemptville Agricultural College for 30 years from 1967-1994. A man of great faith Basil's devotion to serving the poor and his sense of community was profoundly shown through his work at Waupoos, St.Joe's, Our Lady of Fatima and his other various community involvements including the Ottawa Cursillo Community where he made the 1st Cursillo in 1966.
  Dad, you will be forever missed and loved,
  your children and grandchildren
  will continue to live by your example.
  Basil Wren, the man the myth the legend

Visitation will be at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Thursday, October 26 from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM with a funeral Eucharist at 11AM on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima, reception to follow in the hall, please bring your favorite Basil jokes, stories and memories to be shared at the reception. Internment with his wife Kathy at Notre Dame cemetery at a later date. If desired, a non perishable item of food for the Women's Center or the Food table at St. Joseph's Church would be appreciated to remember those who are not as fortunate as most. Thank you to Whelan Funeral Home and MacKinnon & Bowes. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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 Bruy�re. 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 (Ris�) 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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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. Cot� 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
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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�).
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

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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O,CONNOR, Joan Ann (nee Dalton)

December 04,1922 - December 05,2016

Joan passed away peacefully at home with family members. Predeceased by husband Edwin O'Connor (1975). Loving mother of Sharon (Helmuth Megeth), Michael (Catherine Clute), Steven, Bryan, and Carolyn (Robert Gervais). Fondly remembered by grandchildren Carla, Tanya, Jesse, Daniel, and step grandchildren Michael and Stephen, as well as sisters in law Marion and Rita, and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also, survived by her dear sister Muriel Lancaster of York, England. Born in York, and served as Forewoman in the Woman’s Land Army in World War II, before emigrating to Canada. Joan was a devoted mother and wife who will be sadly missed. She enjoyed swimming at the Chateau Laurier Hotel, reading and gardening, and attended Saint Patrick's Basilica. Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Aril 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick’s Basilica (200 Kent St., Ottawa). Special thanks to the CCAC team. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.
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KANE, Shirley Monica

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley Kane (née George), on December 13th, 2016, in her home in Ottawa. Shirley, beloved wife of the late Bud (Verdun), was in her 96th year. Loving mother of Tom (Claire Kane), Marilou, Michael (Shirley Arthurs), Elizabeth (Herb McLeod), John (Lynn Kane), Katherine (David Spanner), David (Josée Santoni), Christine (Larry Carrière), and Stephen (Shannon Martin). Cherished Granny to Tara, Scott, Sean, Heather, Greg, Erin, Conor, Kevin, Leigh, Karen, Graham, Emilie, Patrick, Jared, Julia, Laura, Sarah and Ryan. Known affectionately as Gigi by her great-grandchildren Ela, Ethan and Kyle. Survived by her sister Muriel Rooney and predeceased by siblings Kenneth, Lloyd, Lois, Stewart, Jack, Alec, Arthur, and Jimmy. We are particularly proud of Shirley’s courage and dedication to our country when, at the young age of 23, she served overseas with the Canadian Red Cross in London, England, during the Second World War, from 1944 to the end of the war. For over 50 years, Long Lake, Mayo, Quebec held a special place in her heart. It began as a cottage, serving as a refuge from the heat of the city for her large family, and ended as a retirement home. Inherently a city girl, she grew to love nature and wildlife, and these values she passed onto her children. It was at Long Lake that many lifelong friendships were made, and where four of her children make their homes. Shirley found time to develop many interests: duplicate bridge, music, literature, travel, badminton and lawn bowling. She was an excellent seamstress, economizing by making coats, and Halloween costumes. She loved to entertain with family and friends, with great food and great times. The family wishes to thank Dr. Rivet and her staff from Family Medicine; and the staff at Colonel By Residence; and towards the end, Bayshore Health Care, for all the love and exceptional care she received. We are immensely grateful for the many years we spent with her, and for the full life that she led. Her influence on her loved ones was profound and will survive generations. It is with this we mark her passing. We will miss her very much. May she rest in peace. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, on Friday December 16th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM. Funeral service will be held at St. Theresa’s Church, Somerset & Cartier, on Saturday December 17th at 10 AM. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Red Cross would be greatly appreciated.
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JELLETT, John "David" CD

Commander (retired) RCN

World War II Veteran

February 16, 1926 to December 10, 2016

Cmdr. Jellett passed away in Ottawa on the night of December 10th shortly after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Robert P. Jellett and Florence C. I. Jellett nee Meeker of Montreal, he is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean M. Jellett nee Conrad, of Halifax, and his daughter, Angela Jellett (Don Stevens), his son Robert Jellett (Susan), and his loving grandchildren, Catherine (Daniel Maillet), Shane and Laura, and by his sister Barbara Gardner of Magog Quebec, his sisters in-law, Alice Heenan (Peter) of Ottawa and Dulcie Conrad of Halifax, and his brother in-law Irving Conrad (Marcia) of Enfield CT, as well as various nieces, nephews and cousins. David graduated Trinity College School in Port Hope ON in 1942 and enrolled at Royal Roads Military College, graduating with first class honours. He was sent overseas and joined the crew of HMS Devonshire based out of Scapa Flow, Scotland. The Devonshire saw wartime service in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. After the war, David remained in the military for 32 years. He served on a number of Canadian ships including the aircraft carriers HMCS Bonaventure and HMCS Magnificent. Back on dry land, David joined the Defence Intelligence Agency in Washington D.C. and then moved to NDHQ in Ottawa with the Defence Intelligence Service. He was honourably discharged in 1976 and joined the civil service with the Directorate of Intelligence. He retired in 1981 after 47 years of service to Canada. He was a philanthropist who supported dozens of charities over decades and was a long-time volunteer at the National Gallery of Canada. He loved his family, reading, golf, dogs, bacon and eggs, and chocolate sundaes.

...An era now gone as this warrior's tour of duty ends at this station,
and begins anew in the heavenly fleet.
Sail on Sailor into your unaccompanied tour, we salute you.
What greater honour, that when a man moves forward,
he leaves behind in each of us the best of what he was....

   (an excerpt from a poem by Mac McGovern).

As per Cmdr. Jellett's wish, there will not be a funeral. A private interment ceremony will be held for the family at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. Donations may be made in David Jellett's name to The Ottawa Humane Society .
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TOMKINSON, Joy Anne (Paquette)

Peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, in her 64th year. Joy was the personification of her name. She lived for her grandchildren, to celebrate the holidays and to bring family together. Joy was an animal lover, an artist, a social activist, an advocate, and a tireless defender of the underdog. Above all, Joy was a fighter to the very end. She leaves behind her most loyal service dog Joel, a very good boy, who will search her out tirelessly until they are reunited. Daughter of Willa and (late) Bud Paquette, wife of Bob Tomkinson and mother to Carrie, Matthew (Lise), Chantal, step mother to Robbie, Sherie, and Melissa. Joy's most cherished role was as Nanny to Asa, Jordan, Emmalie, Callem, Brooklyn, Carter, Emma Sage and Jamie. Dear sister of Mike (Carol), Rick (Karen), Buddy (Cathy), Kristine Shadid (William), Stephen (Shelly), and Brian (Vanessa). Cherished aunt of too many Paquette's, Shadid's, Hale's and Daignault's to list. Grandpa Bud, Uncle Craig and Aunt Karen (Hale) are overjoyed to be reunited with her once again. Friends and colleagues are invited to pay their respects on Tues. Nov. 22, 2016 at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) from 6-9 pm. A service to remember and celebrate Joy will be held the following day, Weds. Nov. 23, 2016 between 11am-12pm. Fellowship and refreshments to follow. Daisies only are requested, or cash donations in lieu of daisies can be made to the family in trust for direct use in providing immediate assistance with working service dog's veterinary bills.
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FORGET, Jean-Paul

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in his 79th year. Jean-Paul Forget, son of the late Mederic Forget & Lucienne Veilleux. Dear brother of Laurent, Gilles, Jeannine Brixhe, Lorraine Logan and Lise Pilotti. Predeceased by his brother Maurice. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews Marilena, Adamo, Monica, Michael, Robert and grand nieces Flavia, Evelina, Isabelle and Emily. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Saint-Sébastien Church, 1000 Frances St. on Monday, 21 November 2016 at 11am. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery.
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BRANKER, Anna

Anna Branker passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Ottawa General Hospital at the age of 83. She was a proud and loving mother to her three sons, Andrew (Linda), Noel (Albertha), and Frank (Sandi), Grandmother to eight grandchildren and Great-Grandmother to her seven great-grandchildren. Survived by three siblings John Bennett, Mary Pierre, and Dinah Bennett. Born on March 22th, 1933 in Biech, Trinidad W.I. She immigrated to Canada after the death of her husband (Claude) in the sixties in search of a better life for her and her three children. Anna worked tirelessly for over 30 years as a Foster Mother with the Children's Aid Society. Anna had a generous heart and was always willing to give or help when and wherever she could; often providing her positive outlook and good sense of humour. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her family and friends, especially Gordon Jobson. Friends are invited to a celebration of Anna's life at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, 4 November 2016 from 11am until commencement of a prayer service at 12:00 pm. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow.
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CUMMING, Ian

Thomas William Ian Cumming passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the age of 67. Predeceased by his father Gordon Cumming and his mother Evelyn (Rowe). He will be forever missed by his adored wife Carol Anne (Gunn) and his two wonderful sons Sean (Kristine Mendes) and Niall. He will also be missed by his mother in law Patricia, his cherished Isabelle and his darling God children Alexander, Alexandra, Dyan and Katherine and Don as well as beloved family members, good friends and loyal clients. A celebration of Ian's life will be held at a future date. Knowing Ian's love of all animals, he would appreciate donations to the Ottawa Humane Society in lieu of flowers.
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DENIS, Donat

Peacefully at Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital on Saturday October 8, 2016 in his 83rd year. Joseph Aubert Donat Denis, son of the late Joseph Denis and Euchariste Lefebvre. No visitation or services by request. Cremation with Internment at Notre Dame Cemetery. Gone but not forgotten.
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CONWAY, Margaret Monica

In loving memory of Margaret Monica Conway (nee Devine) born November 25th, 1928 in Glasgow, Scotland to Anne Currie and Arthur Devine (d). She passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Robert Conway and predeceased by her brothers James Devine, Arthur Devine, John Devine and sister Marie Deighan. Left to cherish her memory, she was a proud and loving mother to her five children: Stephen Conway, (Sophie Fournier) John Conway (Diane Sakovich), Aileen Conway (Ted Woodhead), Heather Conway (Patricia Rozema) and Maureen Conway (Ken Campbell). Loving grandmother to 7 grandchildren: Andrew Woodhead, Maggie Campbell, Jack Campbell, Victoria Woodhead, Michelle Rose Berube-Conway, Catherine Woodhead, and Olivia Conway-Gibb. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and lifelong friends in Scotland and Canada. A lifelong educator and learner, Margaret graduated from Notre Dame Teachers' College in Glasgow, Scotland and Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Following the birth of her first child Stephen in Scotland, Maggie joined her husband Robert in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan in January 1958. Four more children followed in the next five years, John, born in Saskatchewan, and Aileen, Heather and Maureen born in Victoria, British Columbia. Bob and Maggie's life in the Canadian Navy saw them living in Victoria, B.C., Mons, Belgium and Ottawa, Canada. She taught at the International School on the SHAPE base in Belgium and at Hilson Avenue Public School, Century Public School, Bells Corners Public School, and Crichton Street Public School in Ottawa and Riverview Public School in Cumberland. A much loved and respected teacher, she specialized in special education and was a fierce advocate for every child she taught and her belief in their potential always led them to achieve more than they themselves thought possible. She will be remembered for her positive outlook and energy in life, her intelligence and sense of humor, her passion for the benefits of travel and education. She was a great storyteller. She was a wonderful natural artist and her paintings have pride of place in the homes of friends and family. She had a generous heart and always made an extra place for any friend to have a meal, a bed and a hug. She loved her family, her extended family and those she treated like family. She was much loved and will be sorely missed by us all. Many thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at The Ottawa Civic Hospital and all of her friends and the team at the Duke of Devonshire Retirement Residence. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian Funeral at St Theresa Church (Cartier & Somerset St. W.) on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish hall.
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OLBERG, Johan Frans

Frans Olberg passed away at the age of 94 years, on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Ottawa surrounded by his family. Born December 12, 1921 in Bandung, Indonesia (then known as the Dutch East Indies), Frans was a famously proud Dutchman. During World War II, he served with the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army and survived 3 and a half years of captivity as a prisoner of war. A member of the Order of Orange-­Nassau, bestowed by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Frans was also honoured with the William Mercer Wilson Medal for his service as a Mason. Frans started his professional career as a jeweler with the family firm, De Concurrent in Bandung. Over the years working in sales and marketing and staying true to his entrepreneurial spirit, he sold lobsters, dunebuggies, beauty supplies, and lamps. His company, Scandanavian Designs, which earned him the unofficial title of “Grandfather of Functional Lighting in Canada” produced quality lamps that can still be found in offices and homes around the region. Once retired, Frans became a full-time volunteer, delivering food for Meals on Wheels, visiting patients in palliative care as hospital chaplain, and fundraising for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Frans was a proud member of Masonic lodge for over 60 years and loyal supporter of the arts. Predeceased by his beloved wife Jetje (Taty) Oltmans, son Rudi, parents Flora and Szlojme Wolfe. Brother of Ella Festinger. Father of Flora and Bernhard (Elaine). Grandfather of Daniel (Antonia), Benjamin (Autumn), Sophie Dalinem (Dan), Nathaniel, Cindy, Sarah, Rosa, Naomi, and Aaron. Great grandfather of Kiah, Isaiah, Aden, Xavier, Warren, Oliver, Claire and Jack. Brother in law of Cornelia Londong and Alexandra Muller. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM. {a Masonic Memorial service will be held at 6PM. Masonic members to gather prior at the funeral home at 5:30 PM} There will be a celebration of Frans' life on December 12th, 2016. Time and place is yet to be determined.
All are welcome. Email fransolbergmemorial@gmail.com for details.
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POTTER, Patricia Daphne (nee Hogan)

(Retired Social Worker-Children's Aid Society of Ottawa)

Patricia departed this life after a lengthy illness on October 5, 2016, joining her husband Glen, brothers Laird and William (Bud) Mackey (Mary), sister Helen (Gregory), and dearest friends Helen Michaels, Ingrid Almstrom and Audrey Potter. Patricia is survived by her daughter Julie, son-in-law David Gill, grandson Patrick Gill, dear friend Lena Talback, nieces Patricia Maxfield and Sandra Houston, and dear sister-in-law Winnifred (Wyn Taylor). Born in Montreal on 25 April 1928, Patricia lived in Ottawa and Toronto before entering the Ottawa Civic Hospital Nursing Program, graduating in 1951. She later took up a challenging position with the Children's Aid Society, where she worked until her retirement in 1991. Patricia married Glen Potter in 1953. After Glen's untimely death in 1958, Patricia continued to reside in Kempark. The family would like to recognize all who participated in Patricia's life, with special thanks to Lena Talback and Pat Maxfield. Above all, we thank Don Depper who provided invaluable assistance to her for many years. We are also grateful to the staff at Medex, who cared for Patricia in her final months. A Celebration of Patricia's life will be held at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Saturday October 22, 2016 starting at 10am with a Service in Chapel at 11am, followed by fellowship and refreshments. Flowers are welcome; however some may prefer to make a donation to the Alzheimer Society in Patricia's memory.
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ADAMS, Mary Anne

Peacefully on Monday, October 3, 2016 in her 86th year. Anne (nee Higgins), beloved wife of the Late John Adams. Loving mother of Joanne (Peter McManus), Valerie, Shelagh, Mark, Michael (Jeannie), Patrick (Debbie), Maureen, Sean (Kari) and Paul (Kelly). Will be forever remembered and cherished by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by her brother Vincent Higgins. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funerral Home, 515 Cooper St (betweeen Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held at Saint Patrick's Basilica on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 9:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the parish hall.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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MARTIN, Patrick

Friday September 23, 2016, at the age of 89, surrounded by his family. Devoted husband of 66 years to Barbara (Lewis), Much loved father of Lynn (Harris Cunningham, deceased), Terry (Ann Teeter), Joanne (Ralph Yarnell), Sheila (Jim Summers), Susan (Paul Bush), Michael (Teresa), Karen, and Jennifer (Peter Robinson); predeceased by his sister, Sister Lucille Martin. He will be greatly missed by his 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Patrick earned a bachelor of science degree from St Pat's College and had a full and diverse career, starting as an entrepreneur and ending at Statistics Canada. An avid golfer, skier and tennis player, Patrick passed his love of sport onto his kids and grandkids. His fondest memories were of winter weekends skiing and summers boating and waterskiing at the cottage on Lac St. Pierre. He loved music and could often be heard singing his favourite songs from the 40's and 50's. But more than anything, Patrick loved his family and they loved him. A heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at the CCAC, the General Hospital's Acute Care Ward and St. Patrick's Home. Thank you for ensuring dad's last days were comfortable. Please join the family for a Funeral Mass to celebrate Patrick's life on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 685 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, ON. After the mass, there will be a reception at the church, followed by a private interment for the family. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to donate to the St. Patrick's Home Foundation , 2865 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 8N5.
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MITCHELL, Robert Gerald

Bobby Mitchell passed away peacefully in his 87th year (1930-2016), son of the late R. Elmer Mitchell and Freda Channing Mitchell. Cherished brother of Edna (Ross) Henderson and Donald Mitchell. Predeceased by Pearl, Ralph, Gordon Mitchell and Barbara (Hal) Holben. Long time friend of Dorothy Cheney of Ottawa. He was also a long time friend of the Ottawa Police and OC Transpo drivers and employees. He was an active member of The Salvation Army – West End Corps. He will be missed by his many friends throughout the Ottawa Valley. In the past 24 years his extended family was L'Arche Ottawa, which brought him much happiness. He loved all his new friends at L'Arche with special thanks to John Comfort and the late Francine Bard who made his transition from home to home, a loving experience. Our prayers for the good works of Jean Vanier and his followers. Bobby was the recipient of the 1st Kathy Kerr Volunteer of the Year award (2010) for outstanding community service. His volunteer services included among other, The Salvation Army, Saint Vincent de Paul stores (Ottawa) and Centre Vanier. A special thank you to Mark Gray, Extendicare Medex and caring staff at the residence. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon) on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 3 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 26 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church (corner of Cartier and Somerset) for service at 10:30 a.m. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. Donations to L'Arche Ottawa in memory of Bobby, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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WOODLEY, Douglas

Doug Woodley, born in Vancouver B.C., passed away peacefully in Ottawa, ON, on September 16, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. Doug will be profoundly missed by his wife Lesley and his children Jamie, Sarah and Jessica, and his brothers Gary (Lita) and Greg, and so many friends. Doug lived his life to the fullest and never said no to an adventure. From fighting wildfires in British Columbia, sailing in the Albacore Worlds, skiing the Alps and Rockies, and hiking in the Tropic's. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, his passion for music and gardening, and his skill's at curling. Doug had a rich life. A celebration of Doug's life will be held in the weeks to come. We would like to thank the hospital staff at the General and Civic campuses who treated Doug with compassion, kindness and respect when he was most vulnerable. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada www.braintumour.ca.
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MASON, Joan

(Retired Library Tech- M2 at NRC)

Peacefully at home on Monday, September 19, 2016 in her 100 th year. Joan (nee Oppenheim) beloved wife of the Late Clifford Mason. Loving mother of David and John. Cherished grandmother of Bobby, Tommy, Stephen, Wendy and Kim and 13 great grandchildren and dear pre deceased great granddaughter, Taylor. Joan was a tireless defender of the rights of children, the elderly, dogs and cats alike. She volunteered at facilities like St Vincent Hospital and through prayer and physical advocacy she believed she was making a difference. The family invite friends to A Mass of Christian Funeral which will be held at St Camillus Parish in Farrellton, QC on Saturday September 24, 2016 at 11AM. Donation's in memory to a local Humane Society or PETA greatly appreciated by the family.
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CARIOTO, Dr. Salvatore B.A. D.V.M.

April, 26th- 1925 –September 1st, 2016

In his 92nd year, Sal lived a full life. Husband for 46 years, to his beloved wife, Elisabeth Carioto (Nee Ruig). The first child of Maria Carioto (nee Messineo) and Salvatore Carioto of Sicily. Survived by his children Suzanne, Salvatore, Jennifer, Pieter and Sylvia; also brother to Vera, Rita and Louis. He leaves behind grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Sal will always be remembered for his love for animals, veterinarian medicine, gardening and travelling and his second career of real estate. In his lifetime, he was President of CIBPA of Ottawa, member of Amici dell'Enotria, Archaeological Institute of America Ottawa Society, Ottawa and Guelph University's Alumni. His celebration of life will be held in the Autumn and his burial will be private. In memoriam donations may be made in Dr. Sal Carioto's memory to the charity of Ottawa Humane Society , or University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI).
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KEATLEY, Gareth

April 26, 1941 – August 14, 2016

Peacefully at Central West Hospice, Ottawa. After 35 years at NRC, Gareth thoroughly enjoyed retirement. Loved deeply by his wife, Heather (nee Sprott), for 35 years, he leaves her with many, many cherished memories of their life together. Missing him greatly are his step-son Steve (Vicky) Done; his grandchildren Sean (Ada), James, Ben and Grace. A family gathering to celebrate his life has been held. His spirit lives on through those who had the pleasure of knowing this memorable man. Donations to United Way Ottawa or Hospice Care Ottawa greatly appreciated.
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WEBBER, Linda Elizabeth

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Linda Webber at the age of 67 years. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 22, 2016. Linda fought a short but strong and courageous battle with an aggressive Glioblastoma Brain Tumor. She enjoyed her work, going above and beyond the call of duty throughout her career, working at E.B. Eddy, Aboriginal Tourism and more recently Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles. Linda also gave willingly of her time and energy to various endeavors on a personal basis. She shared her many talents and played an active roll in her nieces' upbringing. Predeceased by our mother Doreen E. Hardwick and our father George S.E. Webber both of the UK. She will be greatly missed, especially her quick wit and sense of humor, by sisters Pam (Doug Turner), Margaret and brother Martyn (Jayne Powers). Proud aunt of Sarah (Randy Yetman), Lindsay Turner, Kristen (Tyler Little), Alana (Brent Eritou), Ashley (Bruno Teixeira); 2 great nephews, Quentin and Percy and a great niece Charlie. Fondly remembered by many cousins, friends and neighbors. Linda's family would like to extend our sincere respect and gratitude to all the people who cared for Linda. The General Hospital, especially Dr. Touchie and Team, and the wonderful and caring staff and volunteers of The Hospice at Maycourt. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:30 AM until a Celebration of Life Service at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers donations to the Hospice Care Ottawa-Maycourt or The Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated by the family.
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FERRONE, Antoinette Adora

1921 - 2016

Surrounded by the love of her family, Toni passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her Saviour on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Daughter of the late Raffaele and Elizabeth (Tremolini) LaPenna. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Ferrone (1988). Loving mother of Mary Anne Cardill (Don), Joan Bedard (Andre), William (Nicole Lemieux), Joseph (Joe-Anne Hickey), David (Henny Berkelaar) and Cathy Schellings (Rob). Loving and devoted Nannie to her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grandson, Donny Cardill (1989), her sisters Helen Carpini, Linda LaPenna, Silvia Albert and her brother John LaPenna. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Wednesday August 3, 2016 from 2-5 and 7-9 pm at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St., Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon). Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of The Most Holy Rosary Church 1153 Welington St, (entrance on Grant St @ Parkdale) on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at 10 am. Cremation to follow. Interment of Urn at Notre Dame Cemetery with her husband at a later date. A special thanks to the staff of St Patrick's Home for their dedication and care they provided to Toni.
Memorial donations to the The Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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MONSON, Eleanor

(1922 – 2016)

Passed away peacefully on July 5, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Eleanor was the wife of The Late George Monson. Predeceased by her parents Gunnar Jacobson and Judith Carlson. Dear sister of the late Carl (Audrey) Jacobson and the late Walter (Eleanor). Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews: Ralph, Gary, Melody, Beverley, George and Khandis. Eleanor was a Military wife, her late husband George was as a navigator dedicating his life to flying and Military service; and with her by his side, they travelled and saw all parts of Canada and the World. A graveside committal service will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11 AM in The National Military Cemetery at The Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave.
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HANNAFORD, Weldon W.

(Retired Geophysicist at E.M.R.)

Peacefully at St. Patrick's Home on Monday, July 4, 2016 in his 91st year. Weldon Hannaford, cherished husband of Patricia (nee Gavan). Loving father of Gail Boila and Lisa Hannaford-Wong (See-Yi). Proud grandfather of Ian, Aaron and Sarah Boila and Michael and Sarah Wong. Great Grandfather to Travis. Brother of Wayne (Heather). Pre deceased by his son, Mark. Weldon was a geophysicist for the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. A special thank you to the staff in the Dublin Unit at St. Patrick's Home for their wonderful care. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial at St Mary's Church (Young St. & Bayswater) on Thursday, July 7 at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Cremation to follow. Donations in memory to the Companion's of the Cross or St. Patrick's Home greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MARCHAND, Dorothy

Passed away peacefully on June 30, 2016 in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late Edmour. Loving mother of Dorothy, Elizabeth, Andrée , Edmour, Robert, Blaine, Claude, Gilles and their spouses. Cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and great great grandmother. At Dorothy's request, her remains have been bequeathed to School of Medicine at the Ottawa University. Arrangement care of The Whelan Funeral Home, t. 613-233-1488.
" Remember me with a silent prayer"

 

MASON, Moira C.

(Retired Canada Revenue Agency)

MASON, Moira

Passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Mason. Step-mother of Joan Curry (Allan), Terry Mason (Diane) and Marilyn Cameron. Predeceased by parents, John and Agatha Ryan, and by brothers, Jack, Harry, Leonard and Lawrence.  At Moira's request, there will be no visitation.  A commital service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Almonte, On., in the Ryan family plot on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation are greatly appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home,

tel: 613-233-1488.

 

 

MONETTE, Joan F.

Passed away at the Garry J. Armstrong Home on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the age of 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Leo Monette. Loving mother of Dianne, predeceased (Malcolm Pearce), Marilyn (Brian Hanley), Martha Harvey, John (Joanna Newman), James and Peter. Will be sadly missed by her sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Beloved daughter of the late John and Annie Delaney. Cherished sister of Dan (Pat). Predeceased by sisters Maureen (Joe Kukulski) and Anne. Cremation has taken place. A private funeral mass and internment of ashes will take place in Montreal, Qc. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

CUCCARO, Helen Sada

(retired National Research Council)

Peacefully in hospital on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the age of 92 years. Helen George, beloved wife of the late Anthony Cuccaro. Dear daughter of the late Samuel George and Julia Abood. Predeceased by brothers Abraham (Helen Joseph), Philip (Isabelle George) and sisters Rita (Horace Mongeon), Barbara and Rose George. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen was a 72 year resident of Bellwood Avenue, parishioner of St. Margaret Mary's Church, and a long time employee of the National Research Council. In her final years, Helen enjoyed a large support network of family and neighbours both. Friends may pay their respects at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial to St. Margaret Mary Church (Fairbairn and Sunnyside Ave.) on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11am. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

RUSSELL, Joyce Patricia

Peacefully, at The Ottawa General Hospital, on Wednesday, May 25 2016, at the age of 79 years. Joyce Russell, born in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica was the dear daughter of the late Reginald Russell and the late Evangeline Francis ( nee Howell). Lovingly remembered by her adopted children Sophia Russell (Collin Foster) and Conroy Russell (Karen White). She is survived by her brothers, and sisters. Joyce will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, cousins and her many friends. Joyce migrated to Canada from Jamaica since the 1960's. Joyce found great satisfaction working as a nursing assistant at Island Lodge. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Laurier Manor and the Ottawa General Hospital 5th floor for their loving care. Friends may pay respects on the morning of Friday, June 10 from 9:30 AM to 11 AM at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). Funeral Services are to be held at Calvary Church, 1681 Cyrville Road on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11:45AM.
Interment to follow at Capital Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

LAVOIE, Jack (Bernard John)

May 3, 1933 – May 20, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Jack Lavoie at the Ottawa General Hospital. Jack is survived by his wife Shirley Anne (MacMillan), a sister Elizabeth Violette and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by two brothers, Wayne and Douglas. After completing Commercial School, he went to Montreal and worked for the CPR until 1956 when he left to attend St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. After graduating in 1960 he immediately went to Africa to work with the United Nations in the Belgian Congo at the time of independence. In 1964 he finished his assignment with the UN and joined the Canadian Foreign Service, Immigration Branch, and served in many overseas missions. On retirement he returned to live in Ottawa. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 11:00AM at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa. We wish to thank the staff in the Intensive Care Unit at the General Hospital for their compassionate care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the The Canadian Diabetes Association.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

St. Denis, Florence Thérèse (née Duhaime)

Passed away peacefully at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre on April 20, 2016 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of Jean-Maurice St. Denis for 67 years. Loving mother of Pierre (Liz), Thérèse (Daniel Charron) and Daniel "Dano". Proud grandmother of Mark (Jennifer), Patrick (Sarah) and Lisa (Jacob). Great grandmother of Benjamin, Brandon and Grace St. Denis, Oliana Jablonski and Madelyn Masek. Dear sister in law of Marcelle Smith of Ottawa. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday, April 30 2016 from 10 AM until a service in the funeral home commences at 11:00 AM.
Donations to the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MALONEY, Richard

Peacefully at home on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in his 50th year. Richard Maloney, beloved husband and best friend of Lillian Maloney (nee Mills). Loving father of Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, Emma, Anastasia, Molly, Christina, Sarah and Angela. Dear son of Linda Maloney and the late Richard “Dick” Maloney. Survived by his sister Patricia Forde and brother, Sean. Will be sadly missed by his nieces, Phoebe and Amelia, and his nephew, Brendan. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Thursday, April 21 at St. Patrick’s Basilica (220 Kent St.) at 9:30 am. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Scavi. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery in the Maloney family plot. Donations to the Parkdale Food Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

COPPING, Paul Roland

(Retired CJOH]

On Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the age of 64 years. Survived by wife Bonnie, daughter Danene, brother Pierre and sisters Cécile and Diane. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, April 14 2016 from 10 AM until a service in the funeral home commences at 11:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society welcomed.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

HARDY, John Lee Chrysostom

John, born on the 8th of August 1946, died peacefully at home on March 8th, 2016. Beloved husband of Joan. Loving father of Monica Maria (Michael Maxan), Martin Vincent, Julian Charles, Sister Mary Augustine (baptized Cecile Marie), Angela Mary (Cameron Beare) and Thomas Adrian. Grandfather of Jadai Jésu, Isaiah Douglas and Benjamin Ignatius. Survived by his mother Mocell, sisters, Gladys and Velma and brothers, Jerry, Leslie, Robby and James. Predeceased by his grandparents, Johnny B. and Velma Hardy, his father, Robert Blakely, his sister Joyce and brothers, Michael, Luther and Bobby. Friends and family may attend a prayer vigil at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Basilica (220 Kent St.) on March 19, at 1:30 pm. Interment of ashes at Hope Cemetery on March 21st at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Chalice organization, 101-26 Union Street, Bedford, NS, B4A 2B5 or www.chalice.ca.
Eternal rest grant onto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

LANTHIER, Brian Frederick

(Retired Royal Bank of Canada]

Died on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the age of 81 years. Remembered fondly by his nieces Liz (Greg) Grange, Cathy (Rick) Prest and nephews Bob (Connie), Dan (Shelley) and David Lanthier. Predeceased by parents Catherine (nee Gaffney) and Wilfred Lanthier, and brothers Bob (Colleen), Keith, John and Bruce Lanthier. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, March 4 2016 from 10 AM until a service in the funeral home commences at 11:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow prior to the burial at Hope Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

GERAGHTY, Brian Vincent Lawrence

(Retired Director General of the Canadian Mint]

Peacefully died on Monday February 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm surrounded by his loving family. Brian Geraghty, beloved husband of Alyce [nee Currie] in their 57th year of marriage. Loving Father of Lawrence, Brian [Jocelyn]. Stephen [Carmen], Michael and Siobhan. Cherished Grandad of Kayla, Brian, Anne-Marie, Cecelia, Miriam, Emily-Rose, Joseph, Francis, Grace, Brianna, David, Marie-Francois and Aislin. Great Grandad to William. Survived by siblings Marie-Therese, Margaret [Kevin], Patricia, Lawrence [Patsy] and Paul and Pre-deceased by Maureen and Anne [ Mike]. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Sunday the 28th, from 2-5 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held on Monday February the 29th at St. Patrick's Basilica at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

POTHIER, Bernard Alexander

b. Inverness, NS August 17, 1936,

d. Ottawa, ON February 21, 2016.

The son of Louis Pothier and Margaret Chisholm Pothier. Survived by Jean Dolorosa MacIsaac, his wife of more than 50 years; his four children, Chisholm, Julian, Helena-Maria and Natasha; his sons-in-law Christian and Philippe; and ten grandchildren: Jack, Hailey, Crispin, Philippa, Isabel, Mariel, Marc, Margaret, Olivia and Isaac. Also survived by his sisters Norine, Alexandra (Archie), Louise and Clare and his in-laws Bernie and Sr. Linda, He served many years as a historical researcher and curator, chiefly in the federal government service, and devoted his retirement years to contemporary Catholic studies and parish apostolates. Special thanks to extended family, parish priests, parishioners, family friends and devoted caregivers for their attention these last several months. Friends may pay their respects to the family at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, February 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary to take place at 3 p.m. Mass and prayer offerings or donations to St. Clement Parish gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers. Latin Requiem Mass at St Clement Parish, 528 Old St Patrick St., Lower Town on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Hope Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

CODY, Irene E. "Daw" (nee Larouche)

Born on April 29, 1918 passed away peacefully on St. Valentine’s day in her 98th year. Beloved wife (Lass) of the late Goldwin Patrick Cody. Daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Larouche. Loving mother of Pat (Bobbi-Dee). Cherished grandmother of Christopher, William, Colleen, Bernadette and Charlotte. Proud great grandmother to Aisha and Bilal. Predeceased by sisters Eileen, Lois and Gladys, and by brothers, Leslie, Clarence (Bunny) and infant brother Gordon. Thank you to all the home care staff, especially, Irene. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Ignatius Church,
518 Donald St., Ottawa, on Friday, February 19 at 12:00 PM.
Interment to be held at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

RHO, Thérèse Marie Claire (née Therlonge)

Décédée paisiblement à la maison vendredi le 29 janvier 2016 à Port-au-Prince, Haïti. Mère bien aimée de Edouard (Marie-Andrée), Martin, Bertrand (Myriam) et Aldanie. Chère grand-maman de Christelle, Olivier, Martine, Yamileh, Reginald, Noah et son arrière-petit-fils, Nathan. Elle laisse dans le deuil ses cousins Ertha et Betina, et ses cousins Eddy et Maxime, ainsi que les familles Rho, Therlonge, Pouilh, Brisson, Barthélemy, et Villarson, ses nombreux amis et les groupes de prière. La famille recevra les condoléances à la maison funéraire Whelan, 515 rue Cooper (entre Bay et Lyon), Ottawa samedi le 13 février 2016 à 9h.
La Messe des funérailles aura lieu à La Paroisse du Sacré Coeur,
591 rue Cumberland, Ottawa à 11:30h. L'inhumation du corps aura lieu au cimitière Pinecrest après la Messe.
Arrangements par la maison funéraire Whelan, tel. 613-233-1488.

 

REID, Donald Lorimer, CD

Don passed away on February 2 at the age of 71. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Doris (Ayles) Reid of Moncton, and his nephews Robert and Dexter. Don is survived by the love of his life Kathy, and pet, Best Bud Rosie. He leaves to mourn his daughter Jennifer (Ira); grandchildren Ica, Timberly, and Nathan; great-grandchildren Mallina and Adian; Kathy’s children Erin (Wayne), Ben (Angela), Candace (Jamie); and grandchildren Averie, Seth, Elexa, Amber, Nick, Aaron, Evelyn, Allie and Layne. Don also leaves to mourn his sister Ruth (Don), brother Walter (Carol), and nieces and nephews Lynn, Michael, Kim and James. Don joined the Canadian Navy at the age of 17 as a weapons tech and navy diver. He spent his whole career (37 years) working in various positions across Canada. Don was “pusser” and proud of it. He made many friends in the armed forces and could tell some mean war stories. Each one ended with a laugh. Don was the love of Kathy’s life, the best husband ever, a caring father and grandfather and a good friend to all. Bravo Zulu Don! He will be forever missed. "Up Spirits" will be held on Friday February 12, 2016 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, between Bay & Lion Street, Ottawa, ON.
Memorialization will take place at Sea at a later date. For those so wishing memorial donations in Donald’s name may be directed to the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund,
P.O. Box 505, Station “B”, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5P6
or the Glentworth Legion Branch 342,
Box 55, Glentworth, SK S0H 1V0.
In living memory of Don, a memorial planting will be made
by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Please sign the memorial register at
website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries).
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

McLENNAN, Doreen Mae (née Davey)

Born October 15, 1922 in London, England, Doreen died February 6, 2016 at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, Ottawa, Ontario. Doreen is survived by her brother, Michael Davey (Mollie); by her children Susanne Laperle and Jim McLennan (Margaret); her grandchildren Simon Laperle (Kristina Lozinski), Anna Laperle (David Duval) and James McLennan; plus her four Great Grandchildren Katie and Jack Laperle; Henry and Jacqueline Duval and her extended family and friends Joanna, Andrew, Rachel, Victoria and John. A "War Bride", Doreen joined the Royal Navy as a nursing sister and met Donald (Smoky) McLennan (1923 - 2004) in Malta. They married and in 1946 Doreen came to Canada, where they began their family in Victoria, BC. As a military wife, Doreen saw a great deal of Canada from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland (which she adored). With her life on military bases behind her...Doreen spent many years in Shediac NB and later in Toronto and Oakville ON, before relocating to Ottawa in 2005. In 1999 she was recognized by the City of Toronto for her work as a volunteer Storyteller, working with Elementary school children. A woman with presence, courage, musical talent and a great humour, Doreen made friends wherever she went. Full of life, Doreen will be remembered by her friends and family as a person of character, a source of wit and wisdom. As Doreen wished, she has been cremated. There will be a short memorial service on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in the Lupton Hall at the Perley Rideau, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa beginning at 4:00 PM. A sincere thank you to the wonderful staff and volunteers at Ottawa's Perley Rideau Facility - in particular Cornelia, Sara, Sue, Margaret, John and Kit who shared and made her journey so much better these past few years.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

SLABY, Stanley

Peacefully on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in his 91st year. Stanley Slaby, cherished husband of the late Eila (nee Linden). Loving father of Steve (Diane Poitras) and Carina (Pierre Rioux). Forever remembered by his grandchildren Julie and Jennie and their families. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. A private interment will be held in the spring at the lake. Donations in memory to the charity of your choice greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

KEALEY, Helen Ann

On Monday, February 1, 2016 our beloved Helen Ann Kealey passed away, to be reunited with her dear father, the late Peter Presunka. She leaves us after a courageous and difficult struggle with lung cancer, one she fought with dignity and grace. She will be forever loved and in our hearts. Beloved wife and best friend of George Kealey. Loving mother of Kathleen and Nicholas. Cherished daughter of Michelina Presunka. Survived by her siblings, Patty (Jim Paul), Peter (Carol) Presunka and Paul (Charmaine) Presunka. Fondly remembered and loved by the ‘Kealey’ clan; Daniel (Carole), Roydon (Anne), Lynn, Judy and many, many nieces and nephews. Those who knew Helen remember her as someone who enjoyed a variety of activities with her family and, later in life, as an avid curler and golfer. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. A private service and burial will be held. Donations in memory to the charity of your choice greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

Rosario Alvarez Matibag

Born October 12th, 1939 in Philippines

Died January 30th, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario

Daughter of the late Braulio Alvarez and Librada Alimario. Beloved wife of the late Ponciano Matibag. Loving mother of Riza, Malaya, Minerva, Felipe, Laverne, Melvin and Michaela. Cherished grandmother of Justin, Melissa, Patricia, Sak, Paolo, Dominic, Abrielle and Margaux Friends may pay their respects at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10 AM. Interment in the Philippines.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

BEAUCHAMP, Ferris

Passed away peacefully on January 18, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Ferris is survived by his loving wife Mary (Taksery). Dear father to his 4 children George, Paul, and Mark (Ann). Caring grandfather of Robyn, Linden, Samantha, Stephanie, Breanne, and Bryson. He will be sadly missed by his sister Madeline and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Predeceased by brothers Anthony, Bernard, Naif and sisters Germaine and Jacqueline. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, January 25 at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, 2975 Riverside Drive for service at 10 am. Interment to follow at the Pinecrest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488. In memory, donations to St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral or the Heart and Stroke Association would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

HUGHES, Geoffrey Robert Joseph - "Geoff"

On Friday 8 January 2016, following a battle with cancer, Geoffrey Hughes passed away peacefully in his bed at Saint Vincent's Hospital at the age of 71. Geoff was a wonderful father to his only son Matthieu and was very fond of visiting Matthieu and his spouse Henrike in Berlin, Germany. His grandson Oskar will miss Geoff’s liveliness (and shared enthusiasm for toy cars). His granddaughter Nelly, who first cooed listening to his voice over the phone, will miss the sounds of his affection. Geoff will also be mourned by his brother Terry (Lorna) of Ottawa, who was a frequent fixture at Geoff’s bedside during Geoff’s illness. Geoff’s other siblings, Pam (Don) Schott, Frank, Tim and Pat grieve for Geoff in Brantford, while Geoff’s nieces, and nephews, Alison, Carly and David as well as great nieces and great nephews Hannah, Graeme and Norah will also miss his unique exuberance at family gatherings. Geoff is predeceased by his mother Mary Patricia (née Melligan, 1920-2015) and father John Henry Hughes (1919-1983). He will also be fondly remembered by many friends, and even more colleagues. Born in Brantford, Geoff sailed in the Canadian Navy, and worked numerous factory jobs in Southern Ontario, before completing studies of Politics and Economics at York and Waterloo Universities in 1974. Subsequently, he moved to Ottawa where he worked in numerous posts as an economist in the Federal Civil Service, chiefly at the Federal Department of Finance. In 1998, he joined the Department of Finance in Iqaluit, where he remained until his retirement in 2004. Geoff was a bicyclist up until he was hospitalized, sometimes riding 40km a day. Geoff was a dabbler in the visual arts, an avid reader, constantly apprised of latest developments in current affairs, and given to frequently expressing strong, well-thought out opinions about (world) politics. Geoff's distinctive world view, his vitality and love for his family will be dearly missed. Donations may be made in Geoffrey Hughes' memory to the charity of one's choice (where Geoff's preferred charity was Operation Smile). Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family and through an informal gathering to celebrate Geoff through reminiscences, fellowship and refreshment at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Friday, January 22, 2016, from 4pm to 9PM. An Interment at Beechwood Cemetery will follow on Saturday.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MONSON, George Gordon

(Squadron Leader RCAF (Retired)

(1922 – 2015)

Passed away peacefully on Christmas eve, December 24, 2015 at the age of 93 years. George is survived by his dear wife Eleanor (Jacobson). Predeceased by his parents Johan and Esther, and sister Ethel. A niece Sandra Tardiff and several cousins survive him. George’s great passion in his life was flying and the military. He devoted the 29 years of his career to the challenging but rewarding life of a military navigator. He joined the RCAF in 1941 and following graduation in 1942 proceeded overseas. Following operational training in Britain on torpedo-carrying Wellingtons he proceeded to the Middle east to join 221 Squadron RAF in Malta. As North Africa was cleared of the enemy, use of these weapons decreased and was mainly engaged in bombing ports in Italy and carrying out anti-submarine patrols. On return to Canada in 1946, he continues as a member of the RCAF (Regular). He served at bases in Edmonton, Greenwood, Halifax, Rockliffe and in Vietnam, MCCD. One of his fondest memories was his last active flying appointment as Officer Commanding 107 Rescue Unit out of Torbay, NF. For his last 6 years of service he was flying desk in Personel Branch of Air Material Command before Retiring from the RCAF in 1969, He then joined The Ottawa District office of DVA in 1970, ending up in Winnipeg as District Director Winnipeg and acting DVA Regional Director of Western Region.
George was never very fond of saying goodbye and true to form, he specifically requested that there be no public funeral and Eleanor is respecting this request. George invites his friends to raise a glass to happy memories on his journey and, looks forward to a TGIF with you all eventually. A graveside committal service will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11 AM in The National Military Cemetery at The Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

McPHERSON, Jessie Gertrude

18 June 1915 - 11 December 2015

Peacefully at her residence on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the age of 99 years. Jessie McPherson (Nee MacKay), beloved wife of the late William John 'Jack' McPherson. Loving mother of John (Lise Ouimet) and Jessie Elizabeth 'Betty' (Dan Bradford). Cherished grandmother of Marc Ouimet-McPherson, Danielle Vavro, Peter John Bradford. Predeceased by her sister Jean Robinson and her brother Fred. Jessie was a Social Worker as well as an devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a friend to many. After retirement she continued her community involvement with participation on a number of Boards, including the Council on Aging of Ottawa. The family would like to thank the staff of Garry J. Armstrong for their dedication and compassion over the past two years. Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of her Life, at a time and location to be announced in the spring of 2016. Donations in memory to Council on Aging of Ottawa or MacKay United Church (Ottawa) would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MUELLER, Dorothy Anna Mary

February 23, 1929 – December 9, 2015

Beloved mother of Marlene Rutherford (Gordon), Michael Mueller (Marcia) and Diane Bennett (Lawrence). Adored grandmother of Leevon and Christian (Bennett). Passed away at the age of 86 while sleeping peacefully. Dorothy (nee Buehler) was predeceased by her dearly loved mother Anna, steadfast father Gustav, irreplaceable husband Henry, and first-born son, Daniel. A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Tuesday, December 15th at 6 pm. In honour of Dorothy's memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

SCHOLTYSSEK, Jennifer Lee

October 17, 1978 - November 22, 2015

Jennifer Lee Scholtyssek passed away unexpectedly in Hospital at the Ottawa Civic Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Affectionately known as Jenn/Jennika Beloved child of Mary Jo-Anne Larocque (Paul) and Wolfgang Scholtyssek (Rose). Beloved sister of Brigitte Scholtyssek (Charles), James Smith, Shelly Fuchs, Steven Wilson, Amy Wilson, Carrie Conboy (Eric). Beloved aunt of Kayden, Connor, Serenity, Suttyn, Daniel, Lexie, Hailey, Shiane, Liam, Hailey, Cole, Sasha, Dawson and Ashtyn, A.J., Jeremy and Hailey. Beloved niece of Manfred Scholtyssek( Aunt Jackie) and David Lahey. She is predeceased by her maternal grandparents Gi-Gi (Vivianne) and Grandpa (Larry Larocque), and her paternal grandparents Oma (Edith) and Opa (Alfred Scholtyssek). Beloved friend of Joey, Shawna, Jen. Sadly missed by her family and many friends. She was an incredible and loving young woman. Jenn's genuine warmth was felt by all those who knew her and came into contact with her. Despite her difficulties and pain she was that person that would forget herself and make certain those around her were happy and taken care of. She loved her Family very much & loved to cook, she enjoyed journaling and music and loved the children she was around and was Aunt Jenn to them all, she was the Best Aunt. She loved and was loved by all her family and friends. The family would like to give special thanks to the ICU staff, particularly Colleen, Christoff and Terry, of the Ottawa Civic Hospital for the care and support they provided. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) for a Memorial gathering on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1 PM till 4 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

CHRISTENSEN, Frode Maagaard

(1918 – 2015)

Peacefully in Ottawa on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in his 98th year. Frode Christensen, son of the late Gregers Christensen and Kristine Mogensen of Denmark. Husband of the late Ester nee Rosenvold. Father of Peter (Franca Palermo) of Ottawa. Frode is also survived by many nephews and nieces in Denmark. Frode was an avid traveler, especially in his later years, and was an accomplished artist. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday, November 28, from 11 AM to 1 PM in a memorial gathering of fellowship and refreshment.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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CHAMBERLIN, Kenneth Anthony

(1928 – 2015)

Peacefully in Ottawa on Thursday, November 12, 2015 in his 88th year. Ken Chamberlin, son of the late Philip Chamberlin & Margaret Ann Grimes. Loving husband of Monique Charbonneau. Beloved step father of Lynne (John Adams), Philippe (Kim) Charbonneau, Francine (Yuri Orekhov); predeceased by step sons Jean-Yves and Claude Charbonneau. Cherished grandfather to 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary (late Gerald Rozak). Predeceased by sisters Kathleen, Edna, Evelyn, Margaret and brother Arthur Chamberlin. Will be forever remembered to many cherished nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews. Friends are invited to 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 to be held at St. Stephen's Church, Old Chelsea, QC on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Interment to be held in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations to the St. Stephen Church building fund or the Alzheimer’s Society greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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DORICIC, Vlatko

Peacefully, in hospital, surrounded by family, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Marica for 64 years, dearly loved father of Georgia (Arieh), Suzie (John) and Angela. Proud grandfather of Alexandra, Ariana, Vladimir, Elena. Dear brother of Pepic (Nadia) in France; Vinko (Marijuca), Anica (Albert) in Croatia and Jive (Mila) in Canada. Predeceased by brothers Miho (Marica) in France, Berto (Marica) in Germany and sister Marica (Ivo) in Croatia. Missed by nieces and nephews, relatives and friends in Europe; Chicago; Calgary, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Montreal. Born in the village of Zejane, Vlatko escaped from communist Yugoslavia to Italy with his family and immigrated to Canada three years later in 1960 to Thunder Bay, where the family was reunited with a daughter who had to be left behind in Yugoslavia. Worked for many years in the woods in Northern Ontario as a tree cutter. He loved the bush and prided himself on cutting more trees in a day than any of his co-workers. He worked at a variety of other jobs over the years, from Abitibi Price paper mill, the ship yards and grain elevators in Thunder Bay to Ford Motors in Oakville. He loved work and was a strong and physically fit man until the end. In his retirement in Ottawa he continued to work hours a day meticulously maintaining the yard to the envy of his neighbours.He loved his family, adored his grandchildren and enjoyed going out for a beer to the Prescott with his buddies. An affable man, he was always ready to give anyone a big bear hug. The family wishes to sincerely thank the nurses and doctors on the 5th floor of the Ottawa General Hospital, particularly Chris MacEachern, for the compassionate care provided to Vlatko. Heartfelt thanks also to Billy, Arieh, Judith and Robert, Liane who were with him during his most difficult times. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to palliative care of the Ottawa General. Vlatko will be forever missed by his family and friends. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St., Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon) on Saturday, October 31 at 1:30 pm until a service in the Chapel at 2:30 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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WEISBROD, Rosine E.

Suddenly at home on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the age of 74. Rose Kendall, beloved wife and best friend of Paul Weisbrod. Loving mother of Carol (Mark Reid), Mark (Michele). Cherished Grandmother to Jordan. Survived by her in laws, Marilyn Stetcher, Kenneth (Cynthia), Brett (Corrine). Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Active in her community she was a past commander of the Ottawa Power and Sail Squadron, and spent several years as an active member of the Ottawa Liberal Party having worked on several election campaigns. Friends may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon)
on Tuesday, October 27,2015 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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Kachmar, Pat (nee Drewrys)

Ex-R.C.A.F, Ex-Wife, & Ex- Ottawa Police

Passed away on Sunday. October 18, 2015 at the age of 77. Loving mother of Grant, Gwen and Christopher (Hilary). Cherished grammy of Sammy, Darcie, Thomas & Maggie. Survived by her sister, Valerie. 'Hopefully missed by all'. Pat was well known and loved by all at the Police Association. She will be missed. Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday from 2 – 4 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at St. Maurice Catholic Church (Perry and Meadowlands) at 10 am. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held at the Ottawa Police Association Hall, (141 Catherine St.) at 2pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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SHIRES, Kenneth Ross

(ParaTranspo)

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the age of 62 years. Ken Shires, Beloved husband and best friend of Cathy (nee Duncan). Loving father of Geremy, Phillip, Allan and Stephen. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Georgina Shires. Survived by brothers Albert (Louise), Victor (Vonnie), Richard (Kathy), Robert (Late Kileen) and his late brother Lawrence (Peggy) Fondly remembered by his dear aunts Frances and Betty and many nieces and nephews. Ken loved to spend time Bowling, playing Darts, taking long drives in the country with Cathy and cheering on his Senators Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday from 6:30 to 9 PM and Friday from 12 noon. A Service in Memory will be held on Friday, October 16, at 1 PM at the Whelan Funeral Home. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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ASIRVATHAM, Marina Dilys (nee Peiris)

Was called to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 12, 2015. Marina Dilys Asirvatham (nee Peiris), beloved wife of Danny Asirvatham. Loving mother of Darren and Derick. By request there will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 17 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1489 Shea Rd., Stittsville, for service at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to Holy Spirit Church Building Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family. Interment to follow at The Hope Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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KENT, E. John

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one, John Kent. Surrounded by his family, he passed away peacefully on October 8th 2015. Beloved husband of Susan Kent. Devoted and loving father to Christopher and Jennifer (Marc). He will be fondly remember by family and friends for his positive attitude and gratitude for life. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 5 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church (153 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa) on Thursday, October 15 at 10:30 AM. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. Donations to The Ottawa Heart Institute or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

 

MARSHALL, Joan

( Marshall's Flowers )

Passed away peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the age of 75. Joan D. marshall, President and co-founder of Colonial Flowers(Ott) & Marshall's Flowers for 30 years working alongside her husband and best friend George Marshall. Loving mother of Lynda (Barry Saunders), Brian (Holly) Bertrand and Gary (Susie) Bertrand. Proud grandmother of Calvin, Brandon, Austin, Andrea, Sophie, Krystal and April. Dear Great Grandmother to Zachary, Logan & Zoe. Nana Joan will be lovingly remembered by Heather Marshall (Late Michael Haines), Pam (Bill Kenny), Brian (Christine) Marshall and their children Jessica, Luke, Haley, Evan, Eric and Scott. Survived by her sisters Gloria Migneault, Carol Galea and Faith McStravick. A life long fan of her beloved Blue Jays . Friends may pay their 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 service in memory will be held on Wednesday, October 14 at 11 AM. at the funeral home . Interment Tamworth, ON.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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PELOT, Violet (nee Keegan)

Vi, age 90, rejoined her husband of 59 years and the love of her life, Gerard, on October 2, 2015. Loving mother of Susan Hayden (Bill), Ron (Cecilia Engler), Jim (Julie Muir) and Lorraine (Linda Stinson). Cherished grandmother of Gerry and Emily Hayden (Chris Dalton), Nikki (Matt Winters), Anya (Zaki Rafih), Amanda, Elisa, Alice and Sam Pelot and Ryan Stinson (Laura). She was able to enjoy a few months with her first great-grandchild, Keegan. The youngest of a family of three, she is predeceased by her brother, Pat, sister Beulah, and parents Patrick and Meadrum Keegan. Vi grew up in Maniwaki, QC and at age 17 moved to Ottawa with her sister and newly-widowed mother to start a new life. After they married in 1950, Vi and Gerry lived in Ottawa East and attended Canadian Martyrs Church, where she sang as a soprano in the choir that he directed. Moving to Riverside Park with young children, Vi dedicated her life to raising them and working in the home. For some 45 years, Vi and Gerry attended Saint Thomas d'Aquin on Kilborn Avenue. A great storyteller and gifted poet, Vi would frequently have her family in hysterics with new vocabulary, "Keeganisms", and often-repeated stories from her time in Maniwaki. These stories will always be part of her legacy. The family would like to thank the staff of Amica Westboro and Riverpark Place for their caring and dedicated support; what wonderful homes they provided. Huge thanks also go to Dr. Paul Hacker and the Bayshore HealthCare nurses for their outstanding and compassionate palliative care. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation at St. Joseph's Church, 174 Wilbrod St., from 11-12 on Saturday, October 10, 2015 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon. Refreshments will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ottawa Heart Institute.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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NAOUFAL, Farid 'Fred'

Passed away peacefully on the evening of Monday, September 28, 2015 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Eveline Abdo Naoufal Loving father of Solaiman (Sam) Naoufal (Edith Gyorgy), Norma Naoufal (Claude Chateauvert), and Giselle Naoufal (Nicholas Bazerly). Proud grandfather of six grandchildren, Victor, Vanessa, Kaylee, Justine, Nathanael, and Noah. Dear brother of Georgette Naoufal (of the late George Ambar) of Lebanon, Shakib (Leila Souccar), Elia (Nadia Attallah), Hassib (Mona Khoury), George (Siham Saikely) all of Ottawa. He is survived by many nephews and nieces. Funeral Service will be held at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, 750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11:30am. In memory of Farid all donations to St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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BROWN, Robert Clarence

(Retired LCBO)

Passed away peacefully on September 22, 2015 at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic campus, in his 80th year. Bob Brown, beloved husband and best friend of Maureen (nee Kealey). Loving father of Steve (Tania), Mark (Heidi) and Karen Brown. Proud grandfather of Jackson Robert Brown. Survived by brother Roy (Cheryl) and sister Judy Brown (Fred Pearson). Predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Mary Brown, and by his brothers, Reginald, Russell and Rodney. Friends may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Friday at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. A special thanks to the staff of Grace Manor for their dedication and care. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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COULAS, Jean Mary

Peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2015 in her 85th year. Jean Mary Allard, Loving wife of the late Alphonse Marcil Coulas. Dear daughter of the late John Allard and Lucy McBride. Jean worked as a legal secretary and for the Liberal Party of Canada, as well in the Geology field with Mobil. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her for her kindness, generosity and her wonderful sense of humour and that beautiful smile that could light up a room. Friends are invited to pay respects at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Monday from 6 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at St Joseph's Church, 151 Laurier Ave E, at 12 Noon. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church Sanctuary. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery in the family plot to follow. Memorial donations to St. Joe's Supper Table greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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McKAY, Kathaleen ‘Kathy' Elizabeth

Peacefully in hospital with her family by her side on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the age of 57. Kathy McKay of Carleton Place, daughter of the late Jack and Muriel McKay. Loving mother of Caroline Cormier of Toronto. Survived by her sister Christine McKay (Richard Ballance) of Carleton Place. She will also be fondly remembered by her extended family, her many treasured friends, and her beloved dog, Jack. Always full of laughter, life, and love, Kathy will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Life at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 12:30pm. Service to commence at 1 PM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Donations in memory to The Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation or the Humane Society are appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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BOWES, Gerald

Passed away peacefully on August 25, 2015 in his 85th year. Loving father of Christine (Roch Bourré), Jeff (Sue) and Derek. Proud grandfather of Stephanie (Travis Valcourt) and Justin. Great grandfather to Hayden and Logan. Loving brother of Gordon (Shirley), Jane (Maurice Ducharme), Laura (Bob Wilson) and Norman. Predeceased by his parents, Richard and Agnes, his brother Milton (Margaret) and sister, Mary (Garry Davis). Friends may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon) on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa on Saturday, August 29 for service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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LACHAINE, Marc

Passed away suddenly on August 23, 2015 in his 54th year. Cherished son of Guy and Lorraine Lachaine. Loving father of Rock. Proud grandfather of Lily and Jada. Will be sadly missed by his sister, Carole (Denis Corriveau). Loving uncle to Marc-André, Danick and Serena. Will be missed by many friends. Friends may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon) on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. until noon, followed by a Celebration of Marc's life in the funeral home Chapel.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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CLOUTIER, Dorothy Alma

(Retired Federal Public Service Clerk)

Peacefully gone to be with her Lord on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the age of 97 years. Dorothy (nee Levesque), beloved wife of the late Fernand Cloutier. Dear daughter of the late Leo A. Levesque and Pearl Quirk. Predeceased by her siblings, brother Edmund and twin infant sisters Marguerite and Alma. Beloved cousin of the late Keith Hickson. Dorothy leaves behind several nieces and nephews. She was a devoted member of Our Lady of Fatima and proudly a Life time member of The C.W.L. Respects can be made at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Sunday, August 09, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima Church (153 Woodroffe Ave.) on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church hall. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations in memory to Catholic Missions of Canada greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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BERRINGER, Emma Jean Francis

Emma was born in Vancouver on a cold clear November morning in 1990, just a day after the first snow on the North Shore mountains. Some of that sunshine stayed in her soul and became part of her disposition. She died of a large pulmonary embolus July 28th 2015 on a hot summer night in Ottawa. Emma's life was never easy. She suffered from a severe non verbal learning disability secondary to a rare genetic disorder. Through dogged persistence and with the assistance of Kenneth Gordon School, the Fraser Academy and the special needs program at Sir Robert Borden High School, she graduated from Grade 12 in 2009. She was not able to pursue a post secondary education but was enrolled in adult high school in Ottawa and held some part time jobs. Emma was a brave person, acutely aware of her disabilities and her challenges in life knowing that she might never excel in academics or sports and that her career options were limited. Despite these she met every day with a smile and optimism and always tried her best. She was well loved by all who knew her and could remember the names of almost everyone she had ever met, a trait that her parents adored and made good use of. Most people were kind to Emma, some were not and those slights she felt very acutely. Her greatest gift was exactly what she wanted for herself, the ability to make everyone feel welcome, acknowledged, and special. And these are a few of her favourite things: hot baths, trips to MAC and Starbucks, birthdays, birthday cakes, presents, shopping, Facebook, cell phones, summer, sandy beaches, camp fires, tubing, hammocks, singing, S'mores, happy hour, Reid Island, Camp Kodiak, making desserts, eating desserts, any time in the kitchen with family and friends, cheques, and sunshine. She is survived by her loving family: her parents, her brother, 12 aunts and uncles, 2 grandmothers, 9 cousins and Katie the dog. Emma had a wonderful support network through Lifetime Networks, and friends through her various community activities. She had a special sanctuary at Reid Island, where she was loved and accepted by the whole community.
     A service will be held at Glebe-St. James United Church in Ottawa August 5th at 11 AM. A service in memory will be held in Vancouver at a later date. In lieu of flowers tax deductible donations can be made on line or with a cheque to Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa (please designate the Lifetime Networks as beneficiary) or to a charity of choice.
We know she is now in a place where her radiance and warmth will be appreciated by all and each of her days will be graced by the gift of anticipation.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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O'CONNOR, Kenneth

(registered Nurse Practitioner)

Suddenly at his residence on Thursday July 23, 2015 in his 57th year. Ken O'Connor, beloved son of the Huguette (nee Danis) and the late Roderick O'Connor. Loving brother to Don (Darlene), Rick (Claire) and Lynn (Lucy) of Windsor, ON. Fondly remembered by many Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends and co-workers at The Royal Ottawa Hospital. A celebration of Ken's life and sharing of memories will be held at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM for a time of refreshment and fellowship. Memorial donations to The Canadian Mental Health Association or Bruce House greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488
Online messages of condolences may be sent to
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WISNIEWSKI, Stanley

Suddenly on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the age of 58 years. Stanley Wisniewski, beloved husband of Hinda (nee Medewar). Loving father of Samantha (Phil Bury). Predeceased by his parents Henry Wisniewski and Jean Andrusek. Dear brother of Mary Forrest (Ed). Survived by his uncle Peter Andrusek and his godson, Zed. Friends may pay respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 5 to 9 PM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will take place. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.
Online messages of condolences may be sent to
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JOY, Lois Anne

Peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the age of 72 years. Lois Anne Miller, beloved wife and best friend of Richard Joy. Loving mother of Michael (Joanne), Darren (Haley) of Toronto, Jodi (Tom Gaughan), Dean (Lorrie) of Hong Kong, Mary-Love (Craig) of Brisbane, Australia, Randi-Lee (Ryan Dunlop) and Neil Joy. Cherished ‘Bubba' to her grandchildren Samantha, Jesse, Tyler, Noah, Keira, Kylie, Kaitlyn, Mason and Violet. Survived by her sister Marney (Ron Vaananen) of Denver, Colorado, and brother Robert “Bob” Miller (Cathy) of Prince George, B.C. She was predeceased by her parents, Osborne and Thelma (nee Rody) Miller, and her sister Carolynne (Bob Chrysler). The family would like to thank the Staff of Hospice Ottawa-Central West for their dedication and compassion. Friends may pay respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St Mary's Parish, (Yonge & Bayswater). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Interment to follow at Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Care Ottawa or The Companions of the Cross greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488. Online messages of condolences may be sent to condolences@WhelanFuneralHome.ca

 

TURCOTTE, Marie Anne

March 12, 1959 – June 25, 2015

Peacefully with family by her side, Marie Anne passed away at the age of 56 after a long, courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She will be so very missed by her loving children - daughter Beth (Ryan Tooley) of Merrickville, son Scott (Jordana) of Luskville, and by her adoring father Donald and step-mother Judi of Ottawa, along with sisters Cathy and Susan (Glen Gallant), both of Ottawa and brother Mike (Tara Lee) of Slave Lake, Alberta. Predeceased by her mother Patricia (Burgess). Marie Anne was an extremely proud grandmother to Emma, Austin, Logan, Joshua, Alyx and Oliver and a dear aunt to Jade and Kale. The strength and determination shown by Marie Anne during her 25+ year battle with MS has been an amazing inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Her dedication to her children both before and during her battle was a true testament to the wonderfully loving and devoted mother she was - her children were her life. The special care given to Marie Anne by ‘cousin' Francine at Saint-Vincent Hospital in Ottawa was very much appreciated by family. A private celebration of Marie Anne's life will be held for family. In Marie Anne's memory, please consider the Multiple Sclerosis Society for donations. Online messages of condolences may be sent to condolences@WhelanFuneralHome.ca
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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MOORMAN, William

(Retired Federal Public Service – C.S.E.)

After many years of determination and courage, Bill ended his journey on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the age of 85 years. Youngest son of the late Donald Moorman and Margaret Gagnon. Cherished husband and best friend of Joan Lewis. Loving father of Matthew (Susan), Daniel, Colleen, Billy (Diane), Karen (Paul) and Sandra (Keith). Proud Grampa of Jessica, Scott, Peter, James, Stephanie, Daniella, Patrick, Katie, Lewis, Michael, Billie, Mikayla, Aidan, Jack, Charlie and Jimmy. Predeceased by his brothers James, John and Donald Moorman. Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass of Christian Burial, at St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church (95 Somerset St W, Ottawa), on Monday, June 29, 2015, at 1 PM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Interment at Hope Cemetery. Donations, in memory of Bill, can be made to the May Court Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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CASEY, Ernie

Peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Dear son of the late Matthew Casey and Marion Foley. Cherished brother of Cairine (Richard Osborne), Melvin (Françoise Blais), both of Rouyn-Noranda, PQ, and Lenora (Gilles Croteau) of Aylmer. Predeceased by brother Clifford Casey. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A graveside service of remembrance will be held at Notre Dame Cemetery for a graveside interment at 11am on Thursday June 25, 2015. Those wishing to attend may gather with the family at the main gate of Notre Dame Cemetery at 10:45AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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JENKINS, Jack (John Paul)

September 14, 1932 - June 10, 2015

On June 10, 2015, our family lost a very special, well-loved and much admired member of our family. Our brother, Jack, departed just as he lived, quietly slipping away without a goodbye - as was his style. Jack was talented, a keen observer of life and a true autodidact, quietly watching and learning in non-traditional ways - his preferred way of acquiring knowledge. We learned much from him and will miss his quiet presence. He is predeceased by his brothers Barry, Allen and Frank and survived by his sisters Carol Baert and Patricia Jenkins and his brother Rev. Robert Jenkins. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. An Interment will be at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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KAVANAGH, Marguerite

Marguerite (Peggy) died in hospital on May 30, 2015. Predeceased by her parents, Peter John and Catherine Kavanagh, and siblings, Finley (Helen), Adele (Ted), and survived by Betty Dewart of Peterborough and Patricia Cornwall of Caesarea. Friends may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon) on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, June 8, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 194 Fourth Avenue for service at 11 am. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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O’BRIEN, Anna Teresa

1934 - 2015

Peacefully, in Ottawa, on May 4, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Dear daughter of the late Luke Kilkenny and Briget Masterson of Coronea, County Cavan, Ireland. Wife and life-long friend of Thomas O'Brien of Sudbury. Loving Mother of Erin (Peter Mostovac) of Ottawa, Margaret O’Brien of Sudbury and Noreen (Ron Harrison) of Hamilton. Cherished grandmother of Sennah, Evan and Cody. Survived by her sisters Kathleen Schott (Ernie deceased) of Newtown, CT, Bridie Taylor (George deceased) of England, Alice Wilkinson (Bert deceased) of England and her brother Tom Kilkenny along with his wife Mary of Ireland. Predeceased by her brothers, John Kilkenny (Mary deceased) Eamon Kilkenny (Mary-Alice deceased) Luke Kilkenny (Anne deceased) and Jimmy Kilkenny (wife Sheila) and her sister Mary Goldrick (Jim deceased). She will be fondly remembered by over 50 nephews and nieces. Anna made many cherished friends along the way and made them a priority throughout her life. She was blessed to spend many evenings and share a good laugh with the Irish Scrabble Club, in particular Christine Moroso and Pat Ecclestone, friends and companions to the end. Anna spoke fondly of her friendship with Lucy Goheen and their mutual love of dancing; her friends and neighbours in New Sudbury and the many friends she made at the Rockview Seniors Co-operative in Sudbury. We will remember her zest for life, her boundless energy and of course her laugh. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Friends are invited to join Anna’s family in a celebration of her life at a Mass of Christian Funeral at Christ the King Church, Sudbury, Ontario on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 1 PM. In Memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, are greatly appreciated. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow the mass.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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TIMMINS, Zita Teresa

1927-2015

On May 9, 2015 in her 89th year, at her home in Ottawa. Beloved wife of Austin (Tim) for 63 years. Loving Mother of Joanne Bates (John), Leslie Grant (Ron). Cherished grandmother of Lindsey Serlin (Joey), and proud great grandmother to Ella, Leo and Sadie Serlin. Predeceased by brother Lt. Roy Silliphant and sisters, Francis Silliphant , Barbara Turner and Mary Kelly. Zita was a creative and gifted writer, with a love of music, cooking, fashion, and travel, and an avid patron of the arts. As a military wife, she offered great support to her husband and family in 5 different countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Canada. In later years she and her husband enjoyed taking cruises to many interesting ports of call. She made many cherished friends along the way and made them a priority throughout her life. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Friends are invited to visit the Sacred Space of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre Thursday, May 14th after 10 a.m. Memorial Service will be held in the Scared Space at 11 a.m. followed by Interment at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. A reception in honour of Zita will be held in the Fleming Suite. In Memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

ST-JACQUES, Alice 'Ann'

(Nee O’Brien)

Peacefully on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Ann St-Jacques, loving wife of the late Leo St-Jacques. Dear mother of Judy (George Armstrong), Robert, Gerard and predeceased by her son Brien. Cherished grandmother of Jessica, David, Laura-Leah and Kayley. Great Grandmother of Jacob. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Anthony Church, (427 Booth St at Gladstone) on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM. Interment Notre Dame cemetery to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

STOLLMAN, Mathias (Matt)

(retired - Catholic Family Services)

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our beloved husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the age of 91. Born in the Netherlands, he immigrated to Alberta, Canada in 1955, to work for the Alberta Cath. Diocese with disturbed youth and later with Cath. Immigration services. He was a Social Worker by training and worked for many years at Cath. Family Service in Ottawa, 15 of those years being the Executive Director. In his work he was guided by a strong sense of justice and Social Service. He will be remembered by being supportive of others when they were troubled and lightened their cares in times of distress. He faced life with a deep faith, optimism and quiet strength. His sense of humour was known to family and friends. He loved gardening, travelling, reading, Sports and Music. The family would like to thank Dr. David Tobin, his long term Family Physician, and Drs. F. Shamji and Asmis from the General Hospital for excellent care and advice during his illness. Also to be thanked is the staff at May Court Hospice for their care and compassion. His loss is mourned by his wife Wilma of 51 years, his sons Thomas and Michael and their partners, as well as his grandchildren Jacob and Matthew, and various family members of his extended family in Holland. He is pre-deceased by his mother, father and two brothers, Hans and Willy. For those who may honor Matt with a memorial donation, please consider the
May Court Hospice , 114 Cameron Ave. Ottawa KIS OX1, or
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 737 Parkdale Ave. Ottawa KIY 1J8. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Funeral on
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church,
1758 Alta Vista Dr. at 11 AM.
A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

RANKIN, Irwin David

Passed away peacefully at the Monfort Hospital, Ottawa on April 24, 2015 in his 98th year. Predeceased by his parents, Fulton & Frances Rankin and by his sister, Aileen Rankin. Will be sadly missed by his Rankin cousins, Kenneth Miller, Kenneth Blake, Steven Douglas, Helen Mary McKeller, Heather & David McKeller and Greg & Cathy Guest. Irwin lived a good life. He worked for many years with the Commissionaires. He thoroughly enjoyed still life and watercolor Art. There will be a quiet family interment at Capital Memorial Gardens at 10:30 am on June 18, 2015.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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MOHER, Mark Joseph
(retired Diplomat - Foreign Affairs)

Peacefully and surrounded by love, with his wife and children by his side, Mark passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Mark is survived by a family who adored him -- his best friend Jeannie, his children Jennifer, Jon and Matt, and his gift of three beautiful grandchildren, Ailish, Declan and Quinn. He is also survived by his brother Gene (Lynda), sister Maureen, and was pre-deceased by his brother Paul, and his parents, Muriel (Byers) and Glen Moher, all of Peterborough. Mark will be remembered very fondly by his sisters and brother- in- law (Liz and Tom, and Jan), and by many nieces and nephews. Mark also had close friends, of many years, whom he cherished.

Mark was a very, very special man. An exceptional husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. We were so deeply fortunate to have him in our lives, for all the years that we did.

Mark was an enormously accomplished, respected and talented public servant, who was so proud to work on behalf of Canada for 35 years. He served with pride and distinction throughout his career, including early postings to Geneva and Caracas, and later to ambassadorial postings to the U.N. in Geneva and then, to Ireland. Mark was a fierce advocate of his country and what it stands for. His ability and his contributions, and his friendship and generosity, were widely recognized and deeply appreciated by colleagues here at home, and also all around the world. He will be remembered in professional circles as much for his achievements, as for his fine critical mind and intelligence, his decency and his integrity.

As extraordinary as his professional life was, Mark's joy in life and his unfailing priority was his wife Jeannie, and his kids and grandkids. His love for his family was at the very centre of himself, and defined who he was. He was loved and cherished, and respected and admired, beyond measure by his family. In ways that we can barely count, he filled our lives with possibilities and opportunities. He is the reason that we have seen so much of the world, and that no matter where any of us were, that we always had a loving home. He left with us an unmistakable example and legacy of the importance of striving to be good, and decent, and kind human beings. For everything that mattered, he was our compass.

Dad's last few years and months saw some very difficult times, which were so hard for those who cared for him to accept, given the life he had lived. Still, he faced these circumstances with characteristic grace, courage, selflessness, and enormous strength. Through this time, though, he also kept many deep pleasures in life - from time spent with family, or at his new found "oasis" at Gillies Lake (often with cherished pets Clancy and Keji), or with friends who cared deeply for him, and who came to spend time with him.

We cannot imagine our lives without him, and we will never know what we did to deserve him.

We will miss him and love him always, and remain grateful to him in ways that we cannot express.

Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 25 2015 at 10:30 AM at St Theresa's Church (Cartier & Somerset St W.). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the parish hall. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home tel. 613.233-1488

 

PLOUFFE, Michele

Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at the age of 61 on Friday February 27, 2015. Beloved daughter of the late Mrs. Oliva Plouffe and the late Antonio Plouffe. She will be sadly missed by her loving life partner Randall (Randy Finn) her cherished children son Julien, and daughter Geneviève Chanelle. Dear sister of Lise (Richard Fraser) Elizabeth (Bernard Roch) Jean-Yves (Fernande) Blaise (Thérèse) Jean-Pierre (Suzanne) Gilles and the late Jocelyn, Georges (Monique) and Sr. Lucie Plouffe s.c.o. and her loving pet Tequila. Michele graduated with honours from l'Institut de tourisme et de l'hôtellerie du Québec. She worked in the industry as a professional chef for many years. Her unconditional love, kindness, generosity, and passion for cooking will be greatly missed by friends and family. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Hawkesbury Hospital for the excellent care provided. A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held at 12 noon on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Saint Louis Marie de Monfort Church, 749 Trojan Ave, Ottawa, ON K1K 2P5. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church hall. Donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or the Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral arrangements will follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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McGANN, Malachy

(retired National Research Council)

Passed away peacefully on April 20, 2015 at the age of 91. Loving husband of 70 years to the late Margaret (nee Proudfoot). (March 17, 2015). Dear father of David (Maureen), Danny (Greta), Margaret, Marlon and Theresa. Will be forever cherished by his grandchildren, Amy, Sarah, Kristine, Shawn, Jessica, D’Arcy and Liam. Loving great-grandfather to Elizabeth, Jack, Leia, Holden and Daveigh, and great-great-grandfather to Killian. Survived by brother Peter (Marjorie). Predeceased by brother Frank and sisters Mary Cummings and Ann Kennedy. Special thanks to the staff at St. Patrick’s nursing home. Friends may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St, Ottawa (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church (5338 Bank Street) for service at 10:30 a.m. Internment will be in the spring.
Donations to The Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

GENDRON, S. Cécile (S. Rachel de la Croix)

de la Congrégation des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc est décédée le jeudi 16 avril 2015, à l’âge de 84 ans, dont 62 ans de vie religieuse. Née à St-Léon de Marston (Sherbrooke, QC). de Octave Gendron et de Corrina Brochu. En plus de sa famille religieuse, elle laisse dans le deuil ses sœurs, Rollande Gendron, Laurette, Jeannine, Aline, son frère Yvon ainsi que la famille Roy d’Ottawa : Jean-Claude, Raymond, Bertrand, Rachel, et plusieurs neveux et nièces très chers. S. Cécile a vécu joyeusement une vie de dévouement aux autres, de grande compassion et de service, par amour. Les dernières années de sa vie furent marquées par la maladie. Par sa patience, son sourire, son appréciation elle a profondément touché le personnel soignant. Elle repose à l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, 373 ave Princeton, Ottawa, le dimanche 19 avril 2015 à compter de 15 h. Une célébration de la Parole aura lieu à 19h30 ce même jour. Les visites se poursuivent jusqu’à 21h. et lundi, 20 avril à compter de 9h. La messe des funérailles sera célébrée le lundi 20 avril 2015 à 10h. à l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, 373 avenue Princeton. Ottawa. L’inhumation suivra au cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa. Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la Maison Funéraire Whelan.(613)233-1488

 

GALLINGER, Sydney Sr.

Passed away peacefully at The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Center on Monday April 6th, 2015 at the age of 88. Proud veteran of WWll having served on the HMSC Mic Mac. After his naval service, his chosen vocation was an electrician but his real love was farming. For over 20 years, he tended to a farm in West Templeton, complete with livestock, woodlots, sugar bush and many gardens. All the while, he worked shift work at Canadian International Paper Company in Gatineau, Quebec. Syd enjoyed a full and well deserved retirement with his beloved wife of 45 years Patricia (nee McKenna), survived by his brother David and family. Much loved father of Joanna (Allen), Colleen, Lesley (Doug), Susan (Tim), Bob, Tom (Christine) and Sydney Jr. (Brian). Proud Grandfather of Sean, Benjamin, Clayton, Amy, Jamie, Sarah, Jessica, Dustin and Dylan. Great-Grandfather to Adam, Jessa, Aaron and Brian Jr. Special and heartfelt “Thank you” to the staff at the Rideau South - Perley Veteran’s Health Center for their care and compassion. No visitation at his request. Donations can be made in Syd’s memory to The Royal Canadian Legion-‘Strathcona Branch 595’ 1940B Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario K1V 7Z8.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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LEAHY, Margaret Theresa

Daughter of the late Francis James Leahy and Louise Lunney, sister of the late Martin B. Leahy and Mary Joan LaBerge. Margaret passed away peacefully at Westview Pavilion, Penticton, British Columbia on February 21 2015. She is survived by her daughter Kimberly Yakasovich-Greet (Richard Greet), her nieces Catherine LaBerge (James Stewart) and Mary Louise LaBerge (Dianne Gaffney), nephews Michael, Gary and Mark LaBerge (Karen Hulquist) and was loving great aunt to Anne, Theresa and Kate Kenney and great-great aunt to Saraphena and Quinton. Also survived by cherished cousins Betty Lunney, Susan (Lunney) Mott and Dr. Maureen Lunney, Dr. John Jackson-Hughes, Mary Anne Jackson-Hughes O'Neil and Margaret Jackson-Hughes, as well as, her Godsons John F. Kennedy and Stuart Jackson-Hughes. Margaret was retired from the Canadian Government Exhibition Commission, was a former soloist and choir director at St. Patrick's Basilica, Ottawa and longstanding member of the Catholic Women's League. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Penticton on February 26th 2015. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Basilica, Ottawa on Saturday April 18th at 9:30 a.m. immediately followed by internment in Notre Dame Cemetery. The family wish to thank the following for their friendship and kindness to Margaret; Sue Panov, Joan Walker, Denise Kadatz and Robert Carlton. Memorial donations may be made in Margaret's memory to The Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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WAITES, Gerald

July 17, 1921 - April 4, 2015

We are sad to announce the peaceful passing of Gerald Waites. Gerald was proud of being a Veteran of WWII with the Royal Air Force, Squadron 160, Burma Bombers, and then with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Pauline and by grandson, Kyle Waites. Survived by his daughter Judy Waites, his grandchildren, Shannon Sullivan (Paul LeFlamme) and L. Cole Sullivan (Courtney), also by his son, Robert Waites & family. He will be missed by all that knew him. Many thanks to the staff at Mattieu Froment-Savoie for making the last days oh his life , peaceful. A Celebration of Gerald’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 33, (59 Rue Bancroft, Gatineau (Aylmer)) on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 5 to 7 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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PARMELEE, Charles (Chuck) Grannis

Peacefully, on March 18, 2015 at he age of 83 years with his wife by his side. Chuck is survived by his loving and much loved wife Sheila (nee Lavoie). He is also survived by his son Geoff, 5 daughters and 4 grandchildren, residing in British Columbia, as well as extended family and many friends. Predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Edith (nee Stewart) Parmelee, brother J. Stewart (Ramona, Toronto), sister Barbara Morrison (Bob, Ottawa). Sheila and Geoff invite you to attend a service of remembrance at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Sunday March 29th, 2015 from 1:00 P.M. until commencement of service at 2:00 P.M. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery in the Spring. Chuck will be forever loved and eternally in our hearts. May he rest in peace. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. 613-233-1488.

PELOT, Lloyd

1927 - 2015

Joseph Lloyd Pelot died on March 21, aged 87 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, June, and by their daughter Maryanne. Lloyd leaves his children Luke (Janice), Clem (Deanna), Peggy (Chris), Stephanie (Jean-Pierre), Phil (Patou), Jackie, Chong (Lauren) and Haek (Glen). He also leaves 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Lloyd grew up in Billings Bridge, and he and June built their first home there, at the back of his parents' lot. They went on to construct a number of other houses, while also building a close-knit family and a wide circle of friends. Early in their relationship, Lloyd was drawn into June's life-long love of horses, which played a central role in their life together, from their courting days to retirement years. Lloyd started his career in the federal government as a cartographer with Energy, Mines and Resources, and moved up through the ranks in a very fulfilling career, ultimately working as a senior executive with the Bureau of Management Consultants. He retired a young 55, to start a hobby farm with June. June was the love of his life, but Lloyd's children were his pride and joy. He was a hands-on Dad from the start, perfectly at ease minding the brood, changing diapers, and putting kids to bed. He was equally gifted in enlightening his children on the meaning of life and the ways of world. Hard-working, fun-loving, and most of all just loving - everyone who was part of Lloyd and June's lives knows how lucky they were to be held in that fold. Thank you for everything, Pa. We will miss you!
Funeral will be held at St. Joseph's Parish, 174 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, ON. On Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Visitation from 1:30 pm Funeral Mass at 2 pm Reception immediately afterward Donations in memory of Lloyd to: Shepherd's of Good Hope Heartfelt thanks to Lloyd's health advocate Linda Stinson for her outstanding support. Special thanks from the whole family to Jackie, Rhonda, Catherine, Peggy and Stephanie for the wonderful care they provided over the past year.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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McGANN, Margaret

Passed away peacefully on March 17, 2015 at the age of 90. Loving wife of 70 years to Malachy Joseph McGann. Dear mother of David (Maureen), Danny (Greta), Margaret, Marlon and Theresa. Will be forever cherished by her grandchildren, Amy, Sarah, Kristine, Shawn, Jessica, D’Arcy and Liam. Loving great-grandmother to Elizabeth, Jack, Leia, Holden and Daveigh, and great-great-grandmother to Killian. Special thanks to the staff at St. Patrick’s nursing home. Friends may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St, Ottawa (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church (5338 Bank Street) for service at 10:30 a.m. Internment will be in the spring. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MacLAREN, Vanessa Catharine

Died in Ottawa on 28 February, 2015.

Born on July 5, 1967.

Vanessa was the beloved daughter of Roy and Alethea MacLaren. Companion of long- caring Eric Sharp, cherished mother of Callum MacLaren, dear sister of the late Ian MacLaren and Malcolm MacLaren (Julia Gaede), as well as adored aunt of Clara and Nicolas Graduate of Havergal College, University of Toronto and University of Cambridge (UK). Vanessa worked in England and France and for many years with the Federal Government in arts administration. Vanessa's loving nature, selflessness and sense of humour touched all who knew her. Friends are invited to attend a remembrance service at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 11am until commencement of a service at noon. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Interment at Brudenell, Prince Edward Island in the Summer. In memory of Vanessa, a donation may be made to the Trinity Fund at the University of Toronto.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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Mary S. Trottier

Peacefully at the New Orchard Lodge on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the age of 94 years. Mary Backes, beloved wife of the late Palma Trottier. Loving mother of Roger, Diane, Doreen and Betty Ann . Proud grandmother to many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her sister, Ida Lorrain. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Michael & Suzanne Backes, her brother Alfred, sisters Yvonne Brady & Laura Backes (Feb 21, 2015) . A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Visitation Church (5338 Bank Street.) on Thursday, March 5th 2015 at 10:30 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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ZITO, Margaret Rose 'Maggie'

Maggie Rose passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 60 years. Maggie Zito, cherished daughter of Julie Dufault and the late Jimmy Zito. Loving mother of Joseph, Jacqueline (Joseph Smoke) and Christopher. Beloved Gramma to Cole, Veronica, Leigha, Joshua, Daniel, Cameron, and Dimitri. Survived by her siblings Marlane (Michael Byrne), Mary, Jamie, Melody and predeceased by infants Anthony and Helen. Friends are invited to join the family for a service In memory at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, march 4, 2015 from 11:30 am until commencement of the service at 1PM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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MORELAND, Victoria 'Vicky'

Suddenly on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the age of 49 years. Dear daughter of Theresa Crawford and the late Joseph Dunlop. Loving mother of Jennifer Piskor (Nikko Ignacio) and Jessie Moreland (Adriana Cote). Survived by her sister Lorraine (Dan Boulay). She will be sadly missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral arrangements private. A gathering of family and friends is being planned in the near future.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

WRIGHT, Beatrice Anna

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Beatrice Anna Wright (Mallette) on February 14, 2015 at the age of 87. Born in Arnprior, ON to parents Edmond Mallette and Ruth (MacDowell), she moved as a young girl with her siblings (Jack, Mary, Buddy, Eddie and Harold) to Sudbury, ON.
She is predeceased by her son Gordon Jr. and husband Gordon. She is survived by her daughters Joan Kilbride (Mike) and Debrah Wright. She took great pride in her grandchildren Cheryle Houle (Charles), Jayson Wright, Randy Dubue and great grandson Chance Houle.
Beatrice briefly lived in Detroit, Michigan with her older sister's family before returning to Sudbury where she married and raised her children. Family was of most importance to her. After her husband's passing in 1988, Beatrice moved to Ottawa, ON to be closer to her children. She had a deep love for her family, enjoyed celebrating special occasions, eating delicious foods and shopping.
Family and friends will be invited to gather for a service at Notre-Dame Cemetery, at 455 Montreal Road in Ottawa this coming spring.
Beatrice's kindness and unconditional love for her family will be greatly missed. Rather than flowers, her family asks you to remember her by being kind to others and especially kind to yourself.
Messages of condolence may be sent to cheryle@rogers.com
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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MANGIONE, Illa

Peacefully in hospital on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the age of 88 years. Illa Mangione (nee Maracle), Cherished wife and best friend of John Mangione. Loving mother of Mary Illa (Erin Franey) and Paul Mangione. Predeceased by her brother Gene, sisters Dilly and Audrey and son Terry. Dear 'Gramma' to Kelly, Scott, Candice, Michael, Patrick, John, Garnett, Illa Willow, Matthew, Tolok, Crystal, Terry and Stephanie. Fondly remembered by her sisters and brothers in-law and by many, many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Anthony's Church on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Capital Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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TAYLOR, Lorraine

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorraine Taylor (nee Scrim) on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the age of 88 years. She will be dearly missed by her children Danny, Kevin, Randy and Colleen. Cherished grandmother to Rory Taylor. Survived by her sister Joyce Miller. Predeceased by her brother Irvin Scrim. Friends are invited to A Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 20, 2015 at St Theresa’s Church (Somerset St. & Cartier) at 10:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Hall. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations to the Royal Ottawa Hospital would be greatly acknowledged by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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SUTHERLAND-BROWN, Ian James

1942 - 2015

Born in Bramshott, UK, Ian passed away in hospital on Sunday, February 8. 2015. Predeceased by his beloved father Colonel Malcolm Corsan Sutherland-Brown and by his dear brother, Robert. Left to grieve are his loving mother, Peggy Sutherland-Brown and his cherished daughter, Marisa Carmen Sutherland-Brown, of whom Ian was very proud. He will also be sadly missed by Lesley Wharton, his sister- in-law; Alexandra Sutherland-Brown, his niece; and by Carol Sutherland-Brown, his former wife and mother of Marisa. Ian had a rewarding career in the Middle East and held senior positions in hospital administration at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital. Ian was happiest in nature, exploring the desert, gardening, cooking, collecting mushrooms in the forest, reading, telling stories and reading and writing haiku. In his later years, Ian found much joy through the Ottawa Public Library and within the warm community of the Pantry at the Glebe Community Centre, where he worked. Friends are invited to a funeral service for Ian at St Matthews Church, 217 First Avenue, Ottawa at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 17. Following the service, at 2:30 pm there will be a celebration of the life and memory of Ian at The Pantry, 175 Third Avenue, Glebe Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shepherd's of Good Hope or the Ottawa Public Library would be appreciated.

 

FARMER (KENNY), Helen

Passed away on February 7, 2015. Cherished mother of Don Kenny, late Kevin Kenny, Kyle Kenny and Brian Farmer. Loving grandmother of Kris, Kelly, Freddie and Isaiah. Predeceased by her husband, Fred Farmer.
A private cremation was held. Interment of ashes in the spring.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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COLLINS, Joan

Peacefully on February 5, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Daughter of the late Lawrence and Nora Brownrigg of Curran, On. Loving wife of the late J. Redmond Collins. Survived by her brother, Cletus of Curran, On and her sister-in-law, Noreen O'Connell. She will be sadly missed by many relatives and friends. Joan worked for 34 years with the Federal Government where she was a proud and dedicated employee with the Canadian Coast Guard. At Joan’s request, there will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church (95 Somerset St. West, Ottawa) on Saturday, February 14, 2015 for service at 9:30 a.m. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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WITTENBERG, Edward Daniel

This most cherished person left us on Friday, February 6, 2015 in Ottawa at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Joan "Twinkle" and treasured Dad and Grandpa to Sandra, Carol (Ralph), Samuel and Steven. Thank you to all the angels who helped Dad. He taught us all the values of Strength, Faith and Humility. Friends may pay their respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Final prayers and internment to take place at Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations in memory to The Mission in honour of Dad, would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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SMITH, Viola Gertude

(Retired Federal Govt – External Affairs)

Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in her 101st year. Viola Smith, daughter of the late John A. Smith and Clarice Mulroney. Predeceased by her siblings Irene Stubbs, Clarice Rattey, Jack, James and Bill Smith. Cherished Aunt to many nieces , nephews and their extended families. Viola career took her on many adventures, as she was instrumental in assisting with the Trade Commissioner in Japan right after the war and as vice Consul in Canadian Consulate offices in Milan, Dallas and Minneapolis prior to her retirement. Viola had a special devotion and place in her heart for St Brigid’s Parish and forge strong relationships and friendships in faith with many fellow parishioners. Friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian Burial at Saint Patrick’s Basilica (Kent & Nepean) on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:30AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish hall. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery in the Smith family plot.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

ALLIN, Frederick Bell

Peacefully at the Bruyere Continuing Care Centre in Ottawa on January 30, 2015. Son of the late Blanche Louise (nee Sillifant) and Donald Johns Allin. He is survived by his life partner Marc-Aurele Parisien, and by his sisters Vonnie (Allan) McIntosh and Yvonne (Norman) Crawley and many cherished nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by his many friends who will always recall his positive attitude to life. At Frederick’s request there will be no formal funeral services, cremation with interment will be in the spring. A celebration of Fred’s life will be announced at a later date. Marc and the family are truly grateful for the care Fred received from CCAL, the 6th floor General Hospital and the Elizabeth Bruyere Palliative Care. Donations to the Canadian cancer Society, Elizabeth Bruyere Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. An line condolences can be directed through WhelanFuneralHome.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
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MASCARO, Thomas Neil

(Retired Dept. of Manpower & Immigration)

Peacefully on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in his 89th year. Tom Mascaro, beloved husband and best friend for 62 years of Beatrice (nee Pfeifer) of Ottawa. Dear brother of Barbara (Late Murray Fleet) of Kingston, Josephine (Gary Barnes) of Toronto and the late Bernard Mascaro (Jeanette ‘Nettie’) of Belleville. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon). Funeral Mass to Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, 17 First Ave. Russell, Ontario on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11 AM. Donations in Tom’s memory to the Charity of your choice greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

JONASSON, Patricia Kathryn ‘Pat’ (nee Daly)

1941–2015

It is with profound sadness that we must announce the sudden passing of Pat at home on Friday, January 23rd, shortly after her 74th birthday. Beloved wife of Ian Roy Jonasson for over 50 years, she was the loving mother to Kirstin (of Tucson, Arizona), Karina (Peter Schaubs) (of Perth, Australia), Andrew (of Ottawa), and Nicholas (Monika Antczak) (of Melbourne, Australia). She will be greatly missed by her four grandchildren, Sam Jonasson, Ingrid and Jonas Schaubs and Elka Jonasson. Born in the Australian rural town of Yarrawonga on January 7th, 1941, Pat was the second daughter of John James (Jack) Daly and Eileen Patricia (Pat) Corboy. She was preceded in death by her parents and two of her sisters, Mary Seabrook and Angela Beswick. She is survived by her brother, Michael Daly, and her sisters, Jacqueline Henry and Christine McMahon. Her love of family and her never-ending devotion to home were formed by a country upbringing in simpler times. The values that her parents taught her forged a beautifully positive and optimistic perspective on life: compassion for others, stoicism in the face of adversity, and a deep appreciation for the blessings of good fortune that came her way, in whatever form. Pat chose a career in nursing, beginning at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Her effortless kindness and generosity of spirit became the hallmarks of a lifetime spent helping others in their times of need, both in Australia and in Ottawa where she made her home from 1969. She touched thousands of lives, professionally as well as personally, and it is a testament to the wonderfully cheerful and unfailingly caring woman that Pat was that she made many, many lifelong friends. Pat and Ian were married in Melbourne in 1964, and later settled with their young family in Ottawa. There she raised four children who knew her to be loving, wise and unfailingly available whenever she was needed. Alongside Ian, she created a safe and endlessly educational environment for her kids, emphasised by her love of theatre and dance, music and history, science and art. Together, Pat and Ian showed that it was possible to share with their children the vital ingredients that kept them devoted to each other for over fifty years of happy marriage: loyalty, trust and truth. And fun, always fun. Hers was a dignified, keen and agile mind, combining a fascination for life with curiosity for its mysteries. Hers was a happy and peaceful soul, spiritually full and relentlessly good-humoured. Pat never permitted herself to be bored, or ungrateful, or spiteful. Her nature simply wouldn't allow it. Instead, she chose to set for us an unforgettable example: that life is for living and love is forgiving. Pat will be forever loved, and eternally in our hearts. May she rest in peace.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

WEBBER, Maryanne

1950–2015

Sadly, our beloved Maryanne passed away on January 18, at the May Court Hospice, after a brief bout of cancer. She leaves her loving partner Dick Carter, and children Tim Whalen (Alison), Miae Webber (Peter), and Chantal Kangudie (Francis). Grandma Maryanne will be missed by Nigel Webber-Wood (Krista), Mitchell, Brendan and Kyra Whalen, Sage and Ethan Rocha, and Abigail, Stéphane, Madisen and Jonah Kangudie. Maryanne was the eldest daughter of Lloyd Pelot and the late June Pelot. Big sister Maryanne will be mourned by Luke (Janice), Clem (Deanna), Peggy (Chris), Stephanie (Jean-Pierre), Phil (Patou), Jackie, Chong (Lauren), and Haek (Glen). She will also be missed by many other members of the family and numerous friends. Maryanne studied at Queens University, where she graduated with a degree in sociology. She had a long and successful career at Statistics Canada, where she received several honours for her commitment and leadership qualities. Passionate about nature, Maryanne travelled extensively with Dick to the far outreaches of Canada and parts of England. From their base in Whitney, they enjoyed hiking, canoeing, skiing and snowshoeing countless routes through Algonquin Park. Maryanne was a gracious hostess and a wonderful cook. Friends and family have fond memories of meals enjoyed, many of those around a campfire. A talented writer, Maryanne recently completed a book of family history – a wonderful legacy for those she leaves behind. In accordance with Maryanne’s wishes, rather than a funeral, friends, family and former colleagues are invited to drop-in to an informal gathering to celebrate Maryanne’s life, on Sunday, February 1, from 2 to 5 pm at Scotton Hall, Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave. The family would like to thank Dr Lisa Cross and the nurses and support workers who looked after Maryanne both at home and in the hospice. Memorial donations may be made to the May Court Hospice, 114 Cameron Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1S 0X1, or you can donate online to www.hospicecareottawa.ca with direction to the May Court Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MACDONALD, John Augustine

Peacefully at Centre d'accueil Champlain residence on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the age of 97 years. John A. Macdonald, beloved husband of late Jacqueline Daoust for 56 years. Dear father of Francis John, Mary Louise (David Elliott), William Andrew (Christine Banfill) and Elizabeth (Robert Laforest). Grandfather to Christian (Erin Whibley), Patricia (Stéphan Mendi), Jeannette, Jennifer (Joseph Rau) and Caroline (Miguel Labrèche). Great Grandfather to Alexa and Isaac. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. John was a great outdoor enthusiast, a longtime employee of the Department of Transport of Canada and volunteered for many years with the Catholic Immigrant Service. Friends and relatives may pay their respects at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Sunday, December 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Mary's Church (7 Fairburn St. corner of Sunnyside, Ottawa ON K1S 1T2) on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery at the intersection of St-Laurent Blvd. and Montreal Rd. Donations to Centre d'accueil Champlain would be greatly appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the compassionate staff of
Centre d'accueil Champlain,
275 Perrier Ave., Ottawa, ON K1L 5C6.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

PARADIS, Richard Charles

Passed away peacefully on December 18, 2014 at the age of 68. Predeceased by his parents Hervé (1999) and Kay (2014) and his spouse Isabelle (2009), he is survived by his sisters Suzanne and Louise and his brother David . Richard will be remembered by his nephew and niece Jason and Michelle, grand nephew and nieces, Olivier, Julia and Arielle, his dear aunts Thérèse and Sister Cécile, s.c.o. as well as numerous cousins and friends. The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to Home Care Professionals, Dr. Tommy Law, Annie Cloutier and Céline Dupaul, who provided exceptional care and to the entire staff at Maison Mathieu Froment-Savoie who cared for and respected Richard and allowed him to leave with utmost human dignity. Donations may be made in his honor to Maison Mathieu Froment-Savoie. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Thomas d'Aquin Church, 1244 Kilborn Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11 am. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family from 10:30 am.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MACKAN, Paul

Peacefully in Ottawa on Dec 2. Paul and his partner, Sara Lee Stadelman, devoted their lives to bringing an appreciation of the arts to Catholic circles, holding workshops, producing pageants and touring their own theatrical productions. Based in Michigan, Palmer’s Rapids, ON, and then Ottawa, their work took them to Mexico, Italy, much of the United States and parts of Canada. Passionate about the arts, Paul used his talents in sacred music, theatre, film and TV. His essays appeared in the Ottawa Citizen and on CBC Radio. In spite of cancer which metastisized, Paul continued acting, writing, teaching writing and coaching. He published several books and volunteered countless hours at Ottawa’s Third Wall Theatre. Predeceased by his parents, Donald and Helen (Sheridan) Mackan, and seven siblings, Paul is survived by his sister, Sheila Land, his brother Tom, many nieces and nephews, notably Don Mackan, and many, many friends. Paul received outstanding care from his medical teams including Dr. Donald Guy, and staff at the Regional Cancer Centre, Billingswood Manor, the Ottawa Hospital, and the Elisabeth Bruyere Centre. Donations may be made in his honor to the Third Wall Theatre, 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa, K1N 6E2 Paul has donated his body to medical education.
There will be a Memorial Mass at St. George’s Church,
415 Piccadilly Ave on Friday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MACLENNAN, John Norman

Suddenly on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the age of 80 years, John MacLennan, beloved husband and best friend of Irene (née Thebeau). Loving father of John Jr., Christine, Donna, Ken and Kevin.  Cherished Papa to his 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Survived by his 2 brothers Frank, David and his sister Catherine as well as many nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held. Donations in memory to The Heart & Stroke Foundation greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

McGRATH, Gerald Anthony

(Veteran & Retired Canada Post)

Suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Gerald McGrath, loving husband and best friend of Margaret (nee Palombo). Dear father of Michael (Pauline). Cherished Grandfather to Meagan and the late Sarah. Predeceased by his siblings Royden, Margerie, Wesley, Mildred, Kathleen, Andrew and Aida. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family from 10AM until commencement of a Mass of Christian Funeral on
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11 AM,
St Augustine's Church, 1060 Baseline Road.
A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

GREEN, Doris Mary

Peacefully on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 just a month shy of her 96th birthday. Doris Leblanc, wife of the Late A. Kenneth "Ken" Green. Loving mother of David (Linda Eppstadt), Ronald (Renata Botti), Gailene and Robinson (Leslie Linfield). Cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Michael Montague), Keelan (Laura MacHutchon) and Danica; dear great-grandmother to Cassandra, Alexi and Peyton. Predeceased by sisters Beatrice (George Cameron), Irene (William Clearihue), Louise (Lorne Driscoll), Lorenza (Dennis Armstrong) and brother Valmore (Evelyn Kelly). Though she will be missed by all that she has touched, we know she is in a happier place, free of the dementia that frustrated her so very much in her final years. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Ave on Tuesday November 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Hope Cemetery. Donations in memory to the Alzheimer's Society , Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

Daniel Louis Brunet

(July 9, 1944 – October 30, 2014)

Daniel Louis Brunet sailed his ship into eternity in the wee hours of October 30th, 2014. He was welcomed by a choir of ancestors as his parents, Georges and Rachel and his brother Lucien held out their arms to gather him in their care. Dan lived fully his 70 years. The most memorable of them were shared with his loving and devoted wife, Pierrette. On land and at sea, always together, they fulfilled their dreams. Along with his wife, his sons- George and Simon (Loriann) and his precious grandchildren, Forrest and D'Artanian, will proudly carry on their family traditions. Also mourning his absence are his siblings, Omer (Sandra), Lynne (Keith Langille), John (Céline), Christiane (the late Alf Bristow), Vincent (Linda) and Marie-Anne (Wayne Dorsey) as well as many relatives. His sister Lynne will officiate the celebration of Dan's life to be held on the 12th of November at the Britannia Yacht Club 2777 Cassels St, at 11 a.m. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. 613-233-1488.

 

BENGE, Olivier

Devoted man of God and tremendous artist, Olivier Pierre Richard Benge, beloved son of Albertine & the late Pierre Benge, brother of Mireille, Maryse and Elliot, departed peacefully October 29, 2014. Our brave prince, who touched many, will be greatly missed. Family and friends may visit at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10 AM – 1 PM with a service at 1:30 PM at Eglise Sacre-Coeur d'Ottawa, 591, rue Cumberland Ottawa, (613) 236-9672. Funeral arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488.

 

SAHA, Michèle Aline

At St. Patrick’s Home on October 28, 2014, at the age of 79, Michèle Saha (née Garant), daughter of the late Horace and Blandine Garant, beloved wife of the late Dr. N.N. Saha, mother of Romain (Sheila) and Kumar (Kathy), sister of Jean-Pierre (Michelle) and Thérèse Garant (Sister Marie Assumpta, O.F.B), grandmother of Kelsey and Jacob, cherished aunt to Nathalie, Éric, Marie-Stéphanie, Jean-Sébastien, and Dorothée Garant. Friends may pay their respects to the family at Our Lady of Visitation Church, (5338 Bank St, Ottawa) on Saturday November 8, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at which time a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Abbaye Sainte Marie des Deux Montagnes, Sainte -Marthe sur-le-Lac, Quebec, or to St Patrick’s Home Foundation, Ottawa, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, 613-233-1488

 

ADAMS, Colin Henry

(retired Captain CDN Forces)

Born on October 30, 1930 in St Catharines, Ontario to Charles and Elsie May Adams. Peacefully on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital at the age of 83 years with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Jean Webb. Loving and proud father of Geoff and Sheila (Ken Dagenais). Cherished grandfather of Robert (Amanda) Adams and Shelby Dagenais; Proud great grandfather of Jackson Adams. Dear brother of Ernie Adams, Norman Adams, Elsie Ash, Helen (Jim Rutherford), Blanche Boyle, and deceased brothers Charles, Roy, Alan and William. Colin will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Loving friend to Morning and her children Monica, Scovia and Sankara. Colin was very strong in his Christian faith and love for Jesus throughout his life. He was a very loving and devoted family man, a proud Canadian and he faithfully loved and served people in need for many years in different countries especially in the continent of Africa. Friends are invited to a Service to celebrate Colin's life which will be held at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:30 PM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. Donations in memory to the St Paul’s Mission Partnership c/o St Paul’s Church or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. 613-233-1488

 

Fontaine, S. Jeannette (S. Alice Marie)

de la Congrégation des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc est décédée le 25 octobre 2014, à l’âge de 95 ans, dont 73 ans de vie religieuse. Née à Lewiston, Maine, É.U. de Ulric Fontaine et de Alice Pelchat. Elle laisse dans le deuil sa famille religieuse, quelques cousines et plusieurs amis très chers. S. Jeannette fut enseignante au-delà de 30 ans, soit à Newburyport, Mass., à notre Collège commercial St-Thomas d’Aquin à Ottawa ainsi qu’à l’école privée de la Maison Jeanne d’Arc comme directrice et enseignante. Elle fut membre du Conseil général de la Congrégation de 1975 à 1982. S. Jeannette était douée d’une personnalité attachante et chaleureuse. Élèves, professeurs et amis lui ont témoigné reconnaissance et amitié jusqu’à ce jour. Elle repose à l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, 373 ave Princeton, Ottawa, le mercredi, 29 octobre 2014 à compter de 15 h. Une célébration de la Parole aura lieu à 19h30. Les visites se poursuivent jusqu’à 21h. La messe des funérailles sera célébrée le jeudi 30 octobre à 10h à l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, 373 avenue Princeton. Ottawa. L’inhumation suivra au cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa. Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la Maison funéraire Whelan, tel. 613.233-1488.

 

WALSH, James Bernard (Bernie)

Retired City of Ottawa

Bernie Walsh, beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Rowan) for 66 years, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in his 90th year. Bernie lived in Ottawa all his life and retired from a 40-year career with the City of Ottawa. Loving father of James, Anne and Michael (Doreen). Proud grandfather of Blayne (Lyndsay), Connor and Gregory. Great-grandfather of Maggie and Alex. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Gerald. Bernie was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 485 and the Royal Canadian Legion Montgomery Branch. A Memorial Mass will take place at the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 12:00 pm, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Special thanks to Fr. Paul Tennyson for his visits. Thank you also to Azhar, Jeff, Sonia and Travis for their care and compassion. In memory of Bernie, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

FUNTEK, László

(retired Banff School of Fine Arts

& Banff Springs Hotel)

Peacefully on October 17, 2014. He was distinguished by his love for God and by his deep love for his faithful wife Maria with whom he was married for 61 years; and by his never failing love and support for his daughter Katarina who could not have asked for a better father. May he rest in Peace. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at
Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa (corner of Guiges & Sussex) on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

LARES, Marianella

In hospital with her loving daughters by her side on Thursday, September 19, 2014 at the age of 67. Cherished mother of Maria Alejandra Villalona (Dayton Smith) of Toronto, Patricia Villalona (Steven Capretta), and Monica Gomez-Lares (Benjamin Costen). Dear daughter of the late Pedro J. Lares and Cecilia Leon de Lares. Survived by brother Pedro J. Lares and sister Magaly Lares de Malle and predeceased by her sister Gladys Lares de La Salvia. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at a service of remembrance at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

Bushnell, Marjorie

Peacefully at her residence Monday, August 4, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Marjorie Whitby-Bushnell loving wife of late Ernest Bushnell. Dear mother of Roger & daughter-in-law Sheridan. Cherished Granny to Shaun & partner Ashley, Brett & wife Meghan & Great Granny "GG" to Eve & William. The family acknowledges & appreciates the outstanding love and care provided by the Personal Support & Nursing staff plus the Oasis Program personnel at the Palisades Residence. Family and close friends may attend a Memorial Service to be held in the Chapel of The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St., Ottawa. (between Bay and Lyon) on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1 PM. Donations to Ottawa Snow Suit Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488. www.whelanfuneralhome.ca

 

Galina Batalova (nee Turovskaya)

15.10.1947 - 24.07.2014

With tremendous sadness and sorrow we announce Galina’s passing at the age of 66 in Ottawa. Surrounded by family and comforts of home, Galina left this world due to a relentless illness. Galina’s love, determination and legacy remain with husband Valeri, sons Denis (Tatiana) and Nikita (Lacey), grandchildren Denis and Nadiya, sisters Ludmila (Vladimir), Valentina (Aleksandr) and Liubov, father Feliks and predeceased mother Anastasia. Galina worked selflessly in the community as an educator and as an administrator at the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s International Languages Programs. She is fondly remembered and missed by her co-workers, the parents of numerous students, her friends and her extended family. She left behind an echo of warmth and caring that will beat in our hearts. Dear friends, thank you for all the acts of kindness no matter how big or small, during this difficult time. Your support meant the world to Galina. Galina’s final resting place is at Pinecrest Cemetery at 2500 Baseline Road in Ottawa.

 

Mary Irene Fox (nee Broddle)

Passed away peacefully at the Laurier Manor on July 25th, 2014 at the age of 93. Loving mother of Anthony (Barbara) and David. Loving grandmother of Scott (Terese) and Trina (Russell). Cherished grandmother of Kierra, Addison, Kirkland, Alena, Grayson and Katherine. Loving sister of Marina, Marjorie, John(Barbara) and Neville. Will be missed by several nieces and nephews A private family service was held in the Chapel of The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St., Ottawa, on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 11 am.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

GERALD ROZAK

Passed away peacefully July 25, 2014 at the age of 91 at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre, Ottawa. Gerald was born July 13, 1923 in Madawaska, Ontario. Gerald is survived by his wife of 68 years Mary Chamberlin and his family David (Adeline) Dianne Waugh (Bob), Brian (Linda), Steven (Jude) and Rose Mary(Judy)as well as 3 Grandsons and 4 Granddaughters and 2 Great Grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Mary Rozak and three brothers (Ken, Sylvester and Todd). Gerald served in the Royal Air Force 100 Squadron during World War II as an Air Gunner on a Lancaster Bomber and participated in many sorties over Europe. On his return he married, joined the Federal Public Service where he worked for many years before he retired. Gerald did volunteer work for various charitable organizations and served on several church boards as Treasurer and was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Legion Strathcona Branch 595. Gerald is remembered as a skilled card player and an avid Toronto Blue Jay fan. We would like to thank all the staff of the Perley Rideau 2 North for their superb care of Gerald and making him comfortable at the end. Friends may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Thursday July 31, 2014 from 2-4 PM and 7 to 9 PM in the evening . A Legion service will be held at 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa, for service at 11 AM. Friends and Family are welcome to get together downstairs in the church hall following the funeral mass. Burial will take place at St. Stephen's Church at Old Chelsea, Quebec. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre or The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

CORKERY, Beatrice Theresa

(retired Ottawa Hydro)

Peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Bea McCoy, beloved wife of the late Sean Corkery. Loving mother of Kenny of Drayton Valley, AB, Susan (Harry Peeke) of Bourget, Colleen (John McDonald) and predeceased by infant daughter Donna. Cherished Nanny to her grandchildren Melanie, Sean, Jason, Denny, Lisa, Steven and Jonathon; and dearly cherished by her 10 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters, Sister Marie McCoy and Helen Corkery. Predeceased by her brothers Hugh, Darcy, Donald, Jack, George and Gerald McCoy. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery.

 

ROCKWELL, Elnora

(nee Osborne)

12 April 1934 – July 8, 2014

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mom. She passed away peacefully, after a brief illness and in her 81st year. She will be joining dad, her husband Lloyd of 52 years. Mom will be terribly missed by her children Holly (Ken), Paul (Helene), Jim (Andrina), Laurel(John), her grandchildren Tina (Scott), John, Sarah (Nick), Emily, Kirstyn, Katerina, Michael, Brittany, Connor, Noah, Isabelle, Jake, Lily, Delilah, her special niece Beverly, Betty The Best, Dearest Heather and so many more. Mom’s life was about family and friends and she was grand at both. Elnora was born in Northbay Ontario, growing up in a busy family, surrounded by greenhouses, plants and flowers. This botanical world would captivate her always. Her strength, independence, and desire for adventure moved her to Toronto where, in her relative youth she established herself as a talented floral designer and met up with lifelong friends including Betty "the best" who would introduce her to Lloyd. Elnora moved to Ottawa with Lloyd in 1960 where they would set the stage for their life together, raising children, and gathering friends. She joined Fines Flowers upon her arrival in Ottawa, where she would remain for over 30 years encouraging flowers and people to follow her lead and gathering more friends along the way, including her "dearest" Heather. With retirement came more adventures for mom with travel, bridge, volunteering at Abbotsford, friends, grandchildren, joy and happiness. Always ending with stories. In the end, she told the story of her "wonderful" life, that she had "no regrets" and that she was "all full". It was like this and with heavy hearts that we let her go. A celebration of Elnora's life will be held at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Monday, July 14, 2014 from 4:30 PM until commencement of a service in memory at 6Pm.

 

PELOT, June (nee Flanagan)

June 15, 1928 – June 26, 2014

Loving wife of Lloyd Pelot; supportive mother and mother-in-law of Maryanne (Dick), Luke (Janice), Clem (Deanna), Peggy (Chris), Stephanie (Jean-Pierre), Phil (Patou), Jackie, Chong (Lauren), and Haek (Glen); devoted friend; cherishing aunt, great aunt and sister- in-law; sympathetic grandmother; competitive horsewoman; strong house builder; caring neighbour; sharp homemaker; appreciative great-grandmother; imaginative cook; tireless party-goer; gifted craftswoman; generous hostess; talented poet; enthusiastic gardener; astute shopper; merciless editor; grand storyteller; budding sudoku solver, and shining model... We will miss our Punkie so! A bright spark has left the Earth. Look out, Heaven, here she comes! Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass at St Joseph's Church 174 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa on Saturday July 5, 2014 from 9AM until commencement of the funeral mass at 10AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations to Shepherd's of Good Hope or The St. Joe's Women’s Centre greatly appreciated by the family. Heartfelt thanks to June’s niece and health advocate Linda Stinson for her outstanding support. Thank you to the Oncology Unit staff at the Ottawa Hospital, and to the Community Palliative Care team (especially nurse Audrey) for their compassionate support. A group hug from the whole family around Jackie, Rhonda and Stephanie for the wonderful care they provided over the past several months.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

RICE, Lois

Suddenly but peacefully with her family by her side, Lois passed away on Tuesday, June 24th at the age of 85. Predeceased by her husband Graham. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Nancy (Keith), Ottawa and son Cliff (Brenda), Picton, her grandchildren Kim (Shawn), Mike (Laura), Chris (Tania) and Nick (Brandi), her 8 great-grandchildren, her remaining siblings Bev, Gary (Peggy) and Cliff and her many nieces and nephews. As per her wishes, there will be no visitation and a private family memorial will be held. Our family wishes to express sincere appreciation and thanks to her friends and loving staff at the Peter D. Clark Centre and to the emergency staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their supportive care. Donations may be made to
the Heart & Stroke Foundation in her memory.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

ELLIOT, Elizabeth Muriel (nee Simpson)

Elizabeth (Bessie) passed away peacefully May 31st at the Civic Hospital in her 95th year. She was a loving wife to Colonel H.C.F. Elliot (deceased) and mother to Tim (Shirley) and Malcolm (Catherine); Grandmother to Simon (Melissa), Nicholas (Heidi), Amy (David) and Erin (Chris); Great Grandmother to Samuel, Clara, Noelle, Corbin and Liam. Bessie had enjoyed living at the Colonel By Retirement Residence for the past 8 years and the family would like to thank all the staff for the friendship, care and compassion they showed her. All who knew her will miss her story telling and good nature. A private graveside service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery. If you would like to make a donation in Bessie’s memory she always had a soft spot for animal shelters.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

KEALEY Aileen

1916 – 2014

Peacefully in Perth on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in her 98th Aileen Pegg, beloved wife of the late Patrick Joseph Kealey (d. 1947). Loving mother of Patrick (Margo) of Calabogie and Sylvia (Floyd McQuatt) of Perth. Predeceased by her daughter Heather Ann Berrigan. Cherished grandmother to Susan (Jeff), Kathy (Kumar), Douglas (Pam) and Wendy (Ross); and dear Great Grandmother of Brady, Brennan, Adam, Caden, Courtney, Kelsey and Jacob. Predeceased by brothers Fred, Charlie, Gerald, Ted Pegg and sisters Ethel Wilson, Molly Chambers and Teresa Kealey. A special thank you to the staff at the Perth Community Care Centre for their compassionate care and support over the years. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, June 4 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at St Georges Parish (415 Piccadilly Avenue, Ottawa.) at 11AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the parish hall. Interment to Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the The Shepherd's of Good Hope or The Ottawa Heart Institute would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

COPELAND, Elizabeth Joan

(Retired Federal Government-Department of Labour)

Peacefully in hospital on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Joan Copeland was the dear daughter of the late John Copeland and Mary Kelly. She was the sole remaining child of 10 siblings and proud to have marked her 85th birthday on May 5. She was predeceased by Dorothy, Earl, Muriel, Kelvin, Leonard, Roy, Lloyd, Peggy and Gerald. Joan was a loving and inspirational Aunt to numerous nieces, nephews who were drawn to her sense of humour often shared with a twinkle in her eye. Joan was a proud godmother to Caroll Copeland McDougall, Anne- Marie Copeland Ladouceur and the late Jeffrey Copeland. In her early years she loved to travel and fondly recalled trips to Ireland and Italy. She loved a good mystery, was quick to share her political views when asked and never tired of telling stories of growing up the youngest in her large family. A special thanks to her niece Gael Pavia who loved and cared for Joan in recent years as she dealt with multiple medical issues. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass at St Patrick's Basilica (Kent & Nepean) on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:30AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery in the Copeland family plot. Donations to The Canadian Diabetes Association greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

DEMERAH, David Joseph

(Corps of Commissionaires)

1951 – 2014

Suddenly on May 14, 2014. A Service in memory is being planned, further details to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

BELIER, Dorothy (nee Milks)

1924 - 2014

Peacefully at her residence on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in her 90th year. Dorothy Milks, cherished wife and best friend of the late Robert "Bob" Belier. Loving mother of Elaine Villeneuve and Brenda (Roy). Proud grandmother of Derek, and great-grandmother of Kyle and Taylor. Predeceased by her parents Joseph Milks and Lillian Coogan, her brother, Gerry Milks and sister, Charlotte O'Rourke. Friends are invited to attend a memorial funeral Mass at St Mary's Church (Yonge St. & Bayswater) on Thursday, May 8th at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Interment of the urn to follow at The Notre Dame Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

GAUDET, Marie Laura

1915 - 2014

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in her 99th year. Laura Arsenault, beloved wife of the late Francis Rupert Gaudet. Loving mother of Donna (Peter Edwards). Cherished 'Grammy' to James, Julia and Greg. Dear Great Grammy to Jordan. Friends may pay respects to the family on Thursday from 6 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Patrick's Basilica (Kent & Nepean) on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:30AM. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

CRICHTON, Dorothea Mary (Agnew)

Dec. 3, 1913 - Apr. 13, 2014

Thea Crichton passed away peacefully in Ottawa, attended by family, at the end of a long and happy life, including 65 years with her late husband George Pearcey Crichton. Thea was born in Prince Albert and raised in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, as the second daughter of A.F. and Sarah Agnew, and beloved sister of Phebe Gosselin, Clayton Agnew (Mary) and her late brother, Arthur Agnew. Thea will always be remembered with great love and admiration by her five children, Dale (Tig), Judy, Joe (Lynda), Charles and Brent (Lori); eight grandchildren, Kiri and Zach Shafto, Courtney, Joel and Adam Hay, Katie and Madeline Crichton, and John Mellor; nine great-grandchildren; and by her many nephews, nieces and family friends. Thea lived her life with courage, dignity and love. The family would like to thank the staff of Grace Manor (Queen's) in Ottawa for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a donation to Grace Manor in Thea's name or to a charity of your choice. Private arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

 

MARKOW, Dr. Richard "Rick" Ph.d

Rick passed peacefully on March 9, 2014 with family at his side. Beloved son of Sally Markow and William Markow (deceased). He will be sadly missed by his sister Marilyn and brother Bill (Fran Doyle) of Burlington as well as his niece and nephews, aunts, cousins and friends. Rick is best described as a friend first and foremost and secondly as a committed academic in the field of psychology, which was his passion for over forty years. Rick knew his calling early on from his undergraduate years at Brock University and has taught thousands of undergraduate students at the University of Ottawa as well as St. Lawrence University in Upper New York State. Rick also loved rock and roll and was a professional drummer from the age of 16 playing in Southern Ontario and cutting a record with his group Majority in the early seventies. He continued with his love of music even while teaching by becoming a professional "roadie", helping to set the stage for many well know acts who played the Ottawa area. Rick will be fondly remembered as a man of passion, charm, wit, courage, compassion, integrity and as an incredibly honest and forthright individual. Rick "lent his strength to many … and showed us how to bear with great dignity and courage both the bad times and the fair" (B. Dahlen) He helped more than he will ever know ---- both as an educator, friend and colleague. Rick would have continued to teach well into his senior years if not for the debilitating disease of Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA) The family wishes to thank the staff of Perley Rideau Verterans’ Health Centre, Ottawa West Unit for their compassionate care of Rick this past year. To honour Rick’s years as an educator and his love for his students, the Dr. Richard Markow Bursary Fund has been established through the Community Foundation of Ottawa to recognize 4th year students majoring in psychology who are enrolled at the University of Ottawa and demonstrate a financial need. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Rick’s life from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm on Sunday April 27 at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to the Dr. Richard Markow Bursary fund, by a donation made to the Community Foundation of Ottawa (for Richard Markow), 301-75 Albert St Ottawa ON K1P 5E7 or online at www.cfo-fco.ca.

BELL, Terrance J.

(Former Canadian Armed Forces)

Peacefully on Monday, April 7, 2014 in his 50th year. Terry "The Bear" Bell. Proud father of Shauna (Aaron Young), and Patricia Bell, both residents of British Columbia. Dear brother of Gerry Bell. Predeceased by his parents William Bell and Roberta Shanks; and brother Garry Bell. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family on Wednesday from 7 to 9 PM. at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon). A Service in memory will follow at The funeral home on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 11:00 am EDT. Donations in Memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

VARGAS, Jose

Peacefully in hospital on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Jose Vargas, son of the late Manuel Joaquim and Maria Rosario Vargas. Beloved husband of the late Utilia de Almeida da Encarnaçao. Loving father of Isabel (Jean Guy Touchette). Forever rememebered by his grandson Shawn (Tara), and dear 'Avo' to greatgrandchildren Logan and Tanner. Survived by his brother Mariano and sisters Maria and Margarida and sister- in-law Guilhermina of Portugal. Pre deceased by sister Adelaide. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Thursday, March 27 from 6 to 9 PM at the Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper street (between Bay & Lyon). Funeral Mass to Senhor Santo Cristo Church, 1100 Kenaston St on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11 AM. Donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

CHARRON, Fay G.

Peacefully in hospital on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in her 78th year. Fay Radbourne, beloved wife of the late Yvon "Sam" Charron. Loving mother of Janet, Steven, Ann Marie (Jacques Babineau), and Robert. Will be forever remembered by her grandchildren Jason, Sonja, Lori Ann, Phillip and Patrick. Survived by her sister Judy Chenier, brother-in-law Jacques Charron (Pierrette) and her nieces and nephews. Will be greatly missed by Helen Edwards, Sonny Kingsbury, Claire Tardioli, her workplace family members of RBC Dominion Securities and her Euchre partners at The Good Companions. A heartfelt thank you to the Angels of 5 East, Ottawa General Campus. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 27, 11:00 am at The Chapel of Hope Cemetery, 4660 Bank St. followed by internment. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Good Companions or the Ottawa Little Theatre would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

CHINKIWSKY, John 'Jack'

1927 - 2014

Peacefully in hospital on February 3, 2014 in his 87th year. Jack Chinkiwsky, son of the late Michael Chinkiwsky and Mary Andrusek. Beloved husband of Eileen Fitzgerald. Dear father of Cynthia Chinkiwsky and Cheryl Chinkiwsky-Budd. Grandfather of Ryan. Survived by his siblings William (Betty) Chinkiwsky, Mary (Ray Zuccala), Anne (late Harding Dawe) and Michael (Joan) Chinkiwsky. Friends are invited to join the ffamily at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St. (Between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday, February 22 2014 from 10am. An Ukrainian funeral prayer service will commence at 11am. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Spring interment at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MacQUARRIE, Gabrielle Solange)

(née Proulx,)

Gabrielle Solange MacQuarrie, passed away at West End Villa on February 2, 2014 at the age of 95. Survivors are: her daughters, Lynne Kaiser (the late Richard), Angela MacQuarrie (the late Noël), and Ravena Formenti (Marino): her grandchildren, Charlotte, Joseph, Henry and Martha Kaiser; Patrick and James Riley; Marco and Julia Formenti; her five great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews of the Marcelle and Frank Dubroy family. She had an exemplary career in the Public Service as a gifted editor of French manuscripts including working for and with the Canadian ethnographer, Marius Barbeau. She had an arresting personality and faced the increasing burden of senility in her last years with grace. Many thanks go to West End Villa's staff for her excellent care and to the all the nurses and staff of the Day Care Blood Clinic at the Civic campus for the tender care given to her. Private funeral arrangements have been made with Whelan Funeral Home, "a family funeral home",
tel. 613-233-1488

 

BENDER, Mary Anne

(Ceramic Artist – Devoted Mother)

Peacefully at The Ottawa Hospital on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in her 58th year. Mary Bender, proud and loving parent of Noah (Georgia), Malachi and Raphaël Bender Bennett; along with their father David Bennett. Cherished daughter of Irene Steinmann and the late Ervin Bender. Survived by her siblings Philip (Loretto), Charles (Karen), Dennis (Donna), Frank (Darlene) and Sally (Steven Kerbel). Fondly remembered by her in-laws Avie and Bev Bennett and their children Paul (Catherine), Robin (Alfredo), Sara (Joe), Jane (Hidemi) and Richard (Paula). Dearly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a wide circle of friends. Respects to the family can be made at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM. A funeral service will be held at The Ottawa Mennonite Church, 1830 Kilborn Ave. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10 AM. In memoriam donations to
Mennonite Central Committee
- mcccanada.ca
greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

PARADIS, Kay

Passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Kay, beloved wife of the late Hervé Paradis. Loving mother of Richard, Suzanne, Louise and David. Cherished grandmother of Jason and Michelle Schingh. Dear Great-Grandmother of Olivier, Julia and Arielle. Friends are invited to join the family for a Memorial Service at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. A Friends and Family gathering will follow. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

GIROUX, PAULINE BLANCHE

(Retired Public Servant, Supreme Court of Canada)

1924 – 2013

Peacefully on December 15, 2013 in her 90th year. Pauline Legault, dear wife of the Late Jean Giroux. Cherished daughter of the late Paul Legault & Mary McCarthy. Survived by her brothers, Claude and Richard, and sisters, Hélène, Jacqueline and Carole, and many nieces and nephews. Her brother, André, predeceased her. A private cremation was held, she will be interred with her beloved Jean, who she was married to for over 50 years, at The Beechwood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

DEZIEL, Lucille

1917-2014

Peacefully, in hospital, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the age of 96 years. Lucille Groslouis, beloved wife of the late Paul Deziel. Loving mother of Paulette (Gilles Masse), Connie (Brian Ling) and Louise (Graham Dewar). Cherished grandmother of Laurie (Bill McFarlane), Todd (Nathalie) Masse; predeceased by her grandson Shawn (Lynne) Ling; Paul Ling, Lisa Ling, Krista Tevlin, Peter (Genny) Ling, Jason (Amy) Dewar, and Jonathan (Miriam) Dewar. Will be dearly missed by her Great Grandchildren Scott, Julie, Ashley, Courtney, Keats, Connor, Logan, MacKenzie, Matthew, Chloe, Thomas, Claire, Sophie & Livia. Predeceased by her siblings Albert and Anita Groslouis. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. The family would like to thank the staff of CCAC, We Care & the Civic Campus (Emergency) for their dedication, compassion and care.
In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute or The Ottawa Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass in memory will be celebrated on Friday, January 31st, 2014 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 320 Olmstead at 11:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the parish hall. Interment of ashes in the family plot at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

COSTEN, Richard 'Ray'

Peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Ray Costen, beloved husband of 64 years to Ivy (nee Rogers). Dear father of Phil (Karen) and Richard (Barbara) of Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Benjamin, Abigail, Andrew (Lydia), Sarah, Amy (Tamas Szucs ), Julie and Great Grandfather of Amelia. Survived by his older sister Marj (late Jake Martin). Predeceased by brother Don (Betty). Friends are invited to a funeral service at The Pine Grove Bible Church, 2144 East Acres Rd. Gloucester on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2 PM. Interment in the spring at The Bellevue Cemetery in the Rogers family plot.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

WALLER, Margaret Jane

B. April 23, 1950 (Swift Current, SK),
D. January 18, 2014 (Ottawa, ON)

Margaret passed away from cancer at age 63; predeceased by her parents, Hobart and Erna Peters, and her sister, Brenda Errecaret; survived by her siblings, Teresa (Gerry), Frank and Laurence, niece Madison, nephews Benjamin, Nicholas, Harrison, and Calvin, as well as extended family throughout Canada. Special thanks to Rob, Fiona and Madeline for their love and support. A memorial service will take place from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

WESTBROOK, William (Bill) Heber

WWll Veteran

VE3 EKA

After a challenging 2013, Bill passed to "the other side" at home on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Agnes (Eva) Malcomson. Survived by his daughter Linda (Phil Angers), son Stephen (Linda Farmer) and daughter Janet, brother Frank and sister Olive Mary Hedges. Born June 25, 1923, on his grandmother's kitchen table in Lindsay Ontario, to Bernice Williamson and Percy Westbrook. Following the War, during which he served in the RCAF, as a navigator on Lancaster bombers, he attended the University of Toronto and received a BASc in Electrical Engineering. Prior to his retirement in 1983, he worked 40 years for Bell Canada. His many interests over the years included playing the harmonica, amateur radio, antique clock repair, tropical fish, teaching children how to grow african violets and writing. In 2008 he published "Visits to the Other Side". The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to Bayshore PSW's Dawn, Donna, Diane and Pierre. A special thank you also to Dr. Aiello. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army or Hospice at May Court would be appreciated. Friends are invited to join the family for a Memorial gathering at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday, January 25, 2013 from 10AM. A Service in Memory will commence at 11am, followed by a time of refreshment and fellowship.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

Sœur Marielle Labrèche

Sœur Marielle Labrèche (S. Marie de l’Espérance) des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, est décédée le lundi 13 janvier 2014 à l’âge de 78 ans, dont 58 ans de vie religieuse. Née à Val-Gagné, Ontario, fille de Ernest Labrèche et de Maximilia Beauvais. En plus de sa famille religieuse, elle laisse dans le deuil, deux sœurs Lise (Hilaire Turcotte) Suzette (André Pinon), un frère Ghislain (Jacqueline), ainsi que plusieurs neveux et nièces. Depuis plusieurs années, des liens de chaleureuse amitié se sont également tissés avec les membres de son groupe psycho-synthèse. Avec fidélité et joie, S. Marielle a aussi mis son talent de musicienne au service de la communauté. Elle fut également responsable de la chorale à la paroisse du Sacré-Cœur d’Ottawa pendant de nombreuses années.

Elle reposera à l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, 373 avenue Princeton, Ottawa, le mercredi 15 janvier de 15h30 à 21h. Une célébration de la Parole aura lieu à 19h30. Jeudi, 16 janvier, visites à compter de 9h. La messe des funérailles sera célébrée à l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc,
373 avenue Princeton,
le jeudi 16 janvier à 10h.
Inhumation au cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa.

 

LUCYK, Lily

1911 - 2014

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in her 103rd year. Lily Sulatycky, predeceased by her dear husband William Lucyk. Loving mother of Zora Jackson and David Lucyk of Houston, TX. Cherished Grandmother of Robert, Larissa (Greg Hunt) and Nathalie Lucyk. Dear Great Grandmother to Elias and Amelia Hunt. Lily was the last of her family of 8, predeceased by 2 brothers and 5 sisters in Western Canada. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Sunday, 3 to 5 PM, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. (Panaheda and choir vigil Monday 8PM.) A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral,
1000 Byron Ave., 1 PM.
Interment in the spring in Saskatchewan.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613-233-1488

 

HURLEY, Mavis Margaret

Peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2014 in her 85th year. Mavis Burke, dear wife of the late James Hurley. Loving mother of Kevin and Marvin Hurley. Survived by her brother Peter (Marjorie), and sister Parmella (Maurice Martin), Eunice (late Kellard MacDonnell) and Maureen (Rolland Caron). Predeceased by her brothers Kevin, Brian & Regis Burke. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to pay respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) in the morning of Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10 AM until 12:30 PM, to be followed by a Mass of Christian Funeral at St Theresa's Church, (95 Somerset St. W) at 1:00 PM. Interment to be held in the spring in the family plot in Mayo, Quebec. In memoriam donations to the
Shepherd's of Good Hope (http://shepherdsofgoodhope.com/) would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

 

WALLACE, Marion Verna

Peacefully on Christmas morning, in the company of her loving family in her 88th year. Marion Wallace née Twolan, loving wife of the late Kenneth Dominic Wallace (d.1964). Dear mother of Mark (Geraldine), Andy (Carole), David (Elinor) and Brian (Lisa). Cherished grandmother of Lillian, Cynthia, Daphne, Kenneth, Adrienne, Nicole, Fionna, Joanne, Patrick, Stephen, Maeve, Gloria, Vanessa & Emmett and great grandchildren Félix, Zoé, Dylan, Arielle & Fionn. Survived by sister Connie (Joe Lackner), and sister-in-law, Jeanette Twolan. Predeceased by her siblings Basil & Emmett Twolan, and Laurie (George MacDonald). The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the emergent care unit of the Ottawa General Hospital, as well as the loving care she has received most recently at the Colonel By Residence. Friends are invited to pay respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Holy Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main St at 10 AM. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. In memoriam, donations to the charity of your choice greatly appreciated.

 

 

SCHISSLER, Rosita Frances Moore (née Lovell)

Dec. 5, 1928 - Dec. 21, 2013

In the company of her family, Fran passed away peacefully on December 21, 2013. Beloved mother of Elise (Lawrence White) and Tom (Elizabeth née McIntyre), children of the late Thomas Howard Moore, and Kate (Bill Jack) and Peter (Jacqueline Scott), children of the late James Millard Schissler. Dearly loved Nana of Andrew, Ryan and Daniel Schissler. Predeceased by her brothers Robert, Philip and Peter Lovell of Montreal. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, and by extended family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Louise Coulombe and the staff at the Central West Hospice for their care and support. Friends and family are invited to visit at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa on Thursday, January 2 from 6 to 9 PM and on January 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM. The funeral mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 95 Somerset St. W, Ottawa, on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 2 PM. In memoriam donations to the
Central West Hospice (via Hospice Care Ottawa, www.hospicecareottawa.ca) or
The Shepherd's of Good Hope (http://shepherdsofgoodhope.com/) would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

McMAHON, James Jeffrey

Suddenly on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the age of 61 years. James McMahon, survived by his dear mother Gladys (Jeff) McMahon (nee Jeffrey) and her late husband Frederick (Sheik) McMahon. Dearly remembered by his Aunt Renie, Aunt Joan, Uncle Gerry and their respective families. Private cremation was held. Friends are invited to join the family for a time of fellowship and refreshment at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 2 till 4 PM. Donations to The Salvation Army or The Shepherd's of Good Hope greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

CRAIG, Allison Janet (nee Shaw)

found peace and joined her parents,
George and Jean on December 7.

Allison was born in Winnipeg, lived in Montreal most of her life and moved to Ottawa in 1995. Her innate creativity and artistic gift was first recognized at the age of 10 when she won a scholarship to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to study under Dr. Arthur Lismer of the Group of Seven. Allison's prowess went well beyond the easel and included fashion design, crafting, gourmet cooking, teaching, and family life education. A diverse career provided an arena for her to shine, always finding a way to make things fun and connect with people. A celebrated artist, results therapist and spiritual mentor, Allison had an insatiable curiosity that kept her current and fostered her extraordinary intelligence, attitude, and love. A woman of elegance and exceptional talents, she was a role model mother and human being. She leaves her sister Frances O'Neill, her children Kevin, Lori and Liane (Bruce Perron) and niece Linda (Kevin). Friends and her fellow spiritual companions are invited to join in Allison's celebration of life on Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Sanctuary at 30 Cleary Avenue in Ottawa. Memorial donations may be made to Good Companions Senior Centre or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

SZTEPA, Mykola

1917 - 2013

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in his 96th year at the Ottawa Hospital - General Campus. Predeceased earlier this year by his dear wife Tatiana (nee Tertishnik). Loving father of children Angela (Stephen Bailey), Anatoly (Joyce Aboud) and Natalie Barrett. Loving 'Grampa' to Crispin Bailey (Patricia), Santhe (Robert LeBlanc), Jeremy (Kristen), Sean (Ian), Natasha (Zena), Alexandra and Zoe Sztepa and Melissa Barrett. Dear 'Great-Grampa' to Héloïse and Amélie. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home on Friday, from 3 to 5 PM and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 14, 2013 at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 1000 Byron Ave. at 10 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

Ruth Louise Sheibley Miller

12 May 1918 - 21 Nov 2013

Passed away peacefully on Thursday November 21st at the Grace Manor, Ottawa, in her 95th Louise was born on 12 May 1918 in Mishawaka, Indiana. She was the third daughter of Lowell "Clem" Sheibley and Helena Wiekamp.
She and her sisters, Marna and Dorotha, grew up during the great depression and Louise was the only sister to graduate from High School in 1936. Louise was gifted with a beautiful voice. She participated in many choirs and all her life loved to sing.
After high school she went to work for Indiana Bell Telephone Co., as an operator and then a supervisor. Louise was married to William Rosewarne Miller on 30 Nov 1944 in South Bend, Indiana. William was an officer in the United States Marine Corp.
After the war Louise and William settled in Milton, Vermont. They had four daughters, Mary Louise , Margaret Ann, Cathleen Sheibley and Ann Elizabeth.
In 1961 the Millers immigrated to Canada and lived in Aurora Ontario, Winnipeg Manitoba, finally settling in Manotick, Ontario, Louise was an avid seamstress and became an expert porcelain doll artisan. She worked as a librarian at the Public Library in Manotick and she was a key figure in the fundraising efforts for the new Manotick Public Library.
During her life time she became a grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Louise was predeceased by her husband, William, in 1989.
She is survived by four half brothers, John, Bill, Philip and Paul Deethardt, all of whom reside in the United States.
She is also survived by daughters Mary Louise Smith (Fred), Margaret Miller (John Martyn), Cathleen Kalin (Neil) and Ann Hutchings (Brad). Her loving grandchildren, Marna ,Karan (Mario Carlucci), and Mary Jean Smith (Kate Soles), Sarah, Matthew (Kristen), Andrew (Alana) Landry , Alana Vaughan (Nick Olmstead), Josh (Amy), Rachel and Wade Kalin , as well as her great-grand children, Josephina, Andrea and Bianca Carlucci , Eliot Smith, Jonah and Elodie Bonhomme, Julia, Addison and Charlotte Kalin, Helena, Sydney and Cameron Vaughan.
A memorial service will be held at
The Whelan Funeral Home,
515 Cooper St on
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11AM.
Interment will follow in the summer of 2014 at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, Indiana.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

LARKIN, John E

May 22, 1943 - November 30, 2013

Peacefully at Extendicare Medex on Saturday November 30, 2013, at the age of 70 years. Beloved husband of Diana (Chaput). Dear father of Kathleen Joy (Michael) and Stephen (Jo-Anne Lalonde). Cherished grandfather of Connor, Kaitlyn, Justine and Patrick. Predeceased by his parents Frank Larkin and Kathleen (Kaye) Robertson. Survived by brother Gerald (the late Donna Gosson). Proud John worked for the Canadian Foreign Service where he and Diana shared a long and rewarding career with postings to Mexico, Washington, Tokyo, Vienna, Barbados (twice) and Taiwan, with many stints in Ottawa in between. The family wishes to thankfully acknowledge the staff at Medex for their wonderful care and compassion. Visitation will take place at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Maurice's Church, 4 Perry Street, on Thursday, December 5 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, 455 Montreal Road. In lieu of flowers donations to The Shepherd's of Good Hope or The Companions of the Cross would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

DESCHAMPS, Moise M

(retired Federal Civil Servant)

Passed away peacefully in Quebec City on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Moise Deschamps, loving husband of Giselle Bergeron, and formerly of the late Claire (nee Milloy). Loving stepfather of Harriette (Donald) Crowell of Kingston, Ontario. Dear step-grandfather to Heather (Thomas) Rauth of London, Ontario and Karen (Rodney) Watson of Kemptville, Ontario. Step-great grandfather to Ryan, Gwyneth, Emma, Brandon and Russell. He will be dearly missed by his extended family in Quebec.
Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass at
Our Lady Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Ave.
on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MUNRO, Heather

(retired Blue Line Taxi)

Peacefully on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in her 63th year. Heather Montgomery, Loving wife of the late John Munro, stepmother of Michelle Munro and Bronwyn (Rheinhard Reading); and granddaughter Gwynneth. Dear daughter of the late Don Montgomery and Carmen (nee Lapointe.) Cherished sister of Bruce (Monika) Wright, Barclay (Anna) Montgomery and Stuart Wright. Will be dearly missed by many friends and business associates in Ottawa. Friends may gather at a Memorial Funeral Service at The Chapel of Pinecrest Cemetery, 3600 Baseline Rd on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 11AM. Donations in Heather's memory to LAWS - (Lanark Animal Welfare Society) www.LanarkAnimals.ca greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

HILL, Kimberley Ann

(Jack's Kitchen)

Peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2013 surrounded by her loving family and friends at the age of 41 years. Kim Hill, loving wife and best friend of John Armstrong. Predeceased by her parents Richard Hill and Arlene Forest. Fondly remembered by her uncles Jean & Gene Forest. Dear sister in law of Andrew Armstrong. Kim's memory will be gladly cherished and kept alive through countless friends. A Service in memory will be held on
Saturday December 14, 2013 at 12 PM
at St Joseph's Church,
151 Laurier Ave.
(corner of Cumberland & Wilbrod) Ottawa.
Donations in Kim's Memory to The Bruyère Foundation greatly appreciated.

 

TROTTIER, Maurice J.

(retired Federal Civil Servant)

Passed away suddenly on July 14, 2012 at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his parents Arthur Trottier and Edmontine Liboiron; and his adoptive mother Marguerite Trudel. Survived by brother Pierre. Predeceased by brothers Aurele and Michel Trottier. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between bay & Lyon) on Friday November 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MacDONALD, Joseph Lorne, OMI

Father J. Lorne MacDonald, OMI passed away on November 8, 2013 at Youville Home, St. Albert, AB at the age of 85 years. Father MacDonald is survived by the members of his religious community, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate; sisters, Claire Boivin and Bernadette MacDonald (Edward); brothers, Allan (Moira), Jack (Margaret), and Ian (Olga); nieces, nephews and friends. Lorne was predeceased by his parents, Allan J. MacDonald and Mary Margaret (nee Pineau). Friends may pay respects at Holy Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main St. Ottawa on Friday for evening prayers at 7:30 PM. Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Holy Canadian Martyrs Church at 11:00 am. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Interment St. Theresa's Oblate Cemetery in Arnprior. Donations to OMI Lacombe Canada, 175 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C3.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

VINCENT, Shirley Frances

(retired Federal Civil Servant)

Passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents Guy and Edna Vincent, sister Jackie O'Brien and brother Bobby Vincent. She will be dearly missed by her extended family.
A private interment was held.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

Van der pant, Patricia

Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, November 2, 2013 in her 74th year. Patricia Van der pant, loving mother of Kier Mathieson (Angela Mathieson) of Gross Point Michigan and Nona Mathieson (Michael Stollman) of Ottawa. Loving grandmother of Jacob, Brookelle, Matthew and Liam. Survived by her three sisters Margaret, Angela, Juliet and her brother Jan. A family service celebrating her life will be held this week at the Whelan Funeral Home in Ottawa. Friends are invited to remember Patricia with a donation to the
Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

TIPPING, Joan

Peacefully on October 17, 2013 in her 87th year. Loving mother of Susan (Roy Davidson), Peter (Debbie) and Louise (George Hood). Cherished ‘Nanny’ to Michael (Janis), Stacy (Paul), Kelli and Adam. Dear Great ’Nanny’ of Michael, Hailey, Emma and Andrew. Predeceased by her siblings Fred, Elnora, Irene, James, George and Arthur. Cremation with interment of cremated remains at Hawthorne Cemetery on Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 11AM for a graveside service.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

GAFFNEY MARKS, Shirley Ellen

Peacefully on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Ruby (Cameron) Gaffney. Shirley is survived by her only son Mitch (Janice); her grandchildren Kieran and Ella; her sister Gwen and her family; and many cousins. "Gaff" was a graduate in Nursing from the Ottawa Civic Hospital (Class 48B), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA (1950) and the University of Western Ontario, London ON (1953) and excelled within her chosen profession for over 60 years. A memorial service will be held at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper Street (between bay & Lyon) on Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 am with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hospice at May Court.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

AGRETTO, Catherine

It is with sadness that Cathy Agretto has past away due to Cancer at The Hull Hospital on September 24, 2013. Cherished best friend of Helen Trudel. Cathy would want to thank Dr. C. Rouleau & Lizanne Trepanier from CLSC for helping her during her time. Special thanks to Marie & Claude whom helped when she needed it. She has left behind good memories and friends. A mass will be held in her memory at St Patrick's Basilica on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM. Cathy is survived by her sister Joyce Sunstrum of Las Vegas; and nephews Joey, John, Wayne and niece Kim. Predeceased by her brother Ralph and sister Helen.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

RAMIK, Frank

Frank passed peacefully at Ottawa General Hospital on September 24, 2013. Frank Arthur Ramik, born Francis Artur to Robert and Gizela Ramik (nee Köller) September 19, 1919, in Karviná, Czechoslovakia. Survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Veronica Ramik (nee Mielniczuk). Loving father of George (predeceased), Robert and Barbara, grandfather of Elizabeth, Mark and Laura, and great-grandfather to Zach. Predeceased by his sister Mary and brothers Karol, Robert, Anthony, Eugene, Benedict, Erwin and Rudolf. The War interrupted Frank's studies in Karviná. On September 1, 1939, he joined the 4th Podhale Rifles Regiment of the Polish Army. He was wounded and taken prisoner by the Soviet Army, escaped to Eastern Poland, and made an extraordinary trek by foot and train through Hungary, Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, to Palestine, where he met Veronica, and where in January 1941, he joined the Independent Carpathian Brigade of the Polish Army. As the Brigade was ending the Siege of Tobruk, Frank was badly wounded. He spent the next year in Australian, British, South African and Polish army hospitals. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Cross for Bravery, Cross for War Action in the West (by Poland), and the War Star 1939-1945, Africa Star, War Medal, and (twice) the Medal of the Armed Forces (by Britain), among others. In Britain, Frank managed to reunite with Veronica and they were married in December 27, 1948. Frank graduated from the Leicester School of Architecture in 1953, and soon after, the family moved to Canada. His career included Ontario Public Works in Toronto; the St. Lawrence Power Project (the Seaway), with responsibility for architectural projects between Prescott and Cornwall, Ontario; Royal Canadian Air Force as Consulting Architect; Canadian Department of Transport, as Project Architect, then Division Chief (Acting) Air Services, and finally Superintendent (General Aviation). He retired in 1981 for health reasons. Summers in Ottawa and winters in Clearwater, Florida, were all the more enjoyable by the company of close friends. Frank loved fishing intercoastal waters and a remarkable variety of species were invited home as dinner. Two other passions, his stamp collection and the family history remain as legacy to the meticulous attention and exquisite penmanship of the Architect. Rest in Peace. Many thanks to caring friends during his decline. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Ottawa General Hospital for their compassionate care. Friends and family are welcomed to join in a memorial mass at St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Polish Church, 201 Lebreton St. N, Ottawa, on Friday Oct. 4, 2013 at 11 am.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

BEAUPRE, Francis Morris

(Teacher)

Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2013 in his 75th year. Morris Beaupre, beloved husband of Shirley Beaupre (nee Farenzena). Loving father of Frank, Michael (Kim), James (Danielle), Tim (Telma). Cherished grandfather of Jordyn, Ryan, Isabella and Isaac. Survived by his brother Andrew (Joanne) and Robert (Laura) and predeceased by brother Gary (Linda). Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held at Saint Patrick’s Basilica on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 9:30AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the parish hall. Interment to take place at St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Aylmer. Memorial donations to St Patrick’s Basilica restoration fund greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

DOCHERTY, Frances Beatrice

Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in her 94th year. Frances Hoover, beloved wife of the late John Docherty. Loving mother of John (Sharon), Lyle (Lola) and Carol (Edgar Simpson). Cherished ‘Nana Doc’ to Kim (Graham Smith), Sean (Kerstin), Jennifer (Brent Krieger), Scott (Amanda), Alex, Jane, Stephanie and her dear great grandchildren Kendra, Hannah, Darby, Nolan, Justin, Devon, Marissa, Rebecca and Riley. Survived by her brothers Albert and Robert Hoover. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Funeral on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at St Mark’s Church, Aylmer, QC at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the parish hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

IRWIN, John MacPherson

1925 - 2013

Peacefully passed away in Ottawa on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the age of 88 following a protracted struggle with Alzheimer’s, beloved husband of the late Patricia Owen Irwin (nee Heighington) and, with his first wife, Joan Irwin, father of Jennifer Irwin (Edison Hopkinson) and Sarah Irwin (Mark Everard) and grandfather of Keegan Hopkinson. Predeceased by his sister Jill Metivier. "Irwin", as he was known to many friends, was a proud University of Toronto Trinity College graduate and alumni. He started his career as a research chemist for Imperial Oil during which time he also worked as a science consultant for the CBC program "Take Thirty" and wrote scripts for the Nature of Things. Along the way he became business manager for the prestigious Canadian literary quarterly, "The Tamarack Review". In 1966, he moved to Manhattan to join the Public Affairs Department at Exxon Corporation where he became Manager of Corporate Advertising which took him all over the world as senior producer of their corporate film program. Later, as Senior Advisor Public Affairs, he was instrumental in developing the "Great Performances" series for PBS and orchestrated the corporate sponsorship of many cultural initiatives such as Twyla Tharp's Dance in America. For 30 years he and his wife, Trish, shared their enjoyment of travel, the arts, theatre, books, the New York Times crossword puzzles, as well as the company of their extended family and good friends while dividing their time between Manhattan, East Hampton, Toronto, and Muskoka Lake. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, puns, feisty temperament, and sartorial panache. The family would especially like to express their heartfelt thanks to Hansa Ahara (PSW) for four years of devotion and deeply compassionate care of our father. A private reception to celebrate his life was held on Friday, Sept. 27 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to remember him are invited to make a memorial donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada at www.alzheimer.ca. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence to the family may do so at condolences@WhelanFuneralHome.ca.

 

ARNOLD, Dilys Jacquelin

(Retired Metlife/Sunlife)

Peacefully in hospital on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the age of 62 years. Dilys Clarkson, cherished daughter of John Clarkson and the late Doris (nee Foulkes). Loving mother of Sean Arnold (Lily) and Scott Corrigan(Natasha). Will be remembered by her former husband Milton Arnold and partner, the late Garnet Corrigan. Survived by her sisters Linda (Grant Peart) and Sheila (Dan Donahue) and her brother Roger (Art Baker), and fondly remembered by niece Candice. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Dilys' life at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 12 noon, with a period of reflection commencing at 1 PM followed by a time of refreshment and fellowship.
Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home,
tel. 613.233-1488 or condolences@WhelanFuneralHome.ca

 

 

WOODBRIDGE, Anne (née Moerel)

(Retired CIDA)

With her loving family by her side, Anne died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the age of 70 years. Anne was the daughter of the late Maurits Moerel and Margaretha Leonie and younger sister to Jan who emigrated from the Netherlands. Born in Queens, NY she settled in Ottawa but home was wherever her friends and family were. Anne married Roy Woodbridge and together proudly and lovingly raised daughter Christine, and sons Robert (Sandra), David and Peter. She embraced the roll as grandmother to Jack and Ben, who will miss their Oma dearly. Anne is remembered by many close friends from around the world who will miss her candor, her wit and her unwavering ideals; but most of all her generosity in always making her home a place of welcome. A special thanks to Dr Nili Kaplan-Myrth, Dr Jill Rice and the homecare nurses of Carefor CCAC for their compassion and exceptional dedication. The family wishes to extend an invitation to join them for a celebration of Anne's life at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday September 19, 2013 from 1 PM. A sharing of memories and stories will commence at 2 PM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Memorial donations to Amnesty International in lieu of flowers is greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

KEALEY, Thomas Andrew

(retired Allstate Insurance)

Peacefully on September 10, 2013 in his 68th year. Tom Kealey, survived by his loving wife Judy. Cherished father to Shannon Mills (Matthew), and Michaela (Zack Vallentyne). Survived by brothers Roydon (Anne), Daniel (Carole), George (Helen), and Peter. Predeceased by his brother Clem and sisters, Catherine and Margaret. He will also be missed by his mother-in-law Shirley (late George Steele) and brother in laws, Bob (Gloria) Steele, John Steele, and David Steele (Ann Tierney) along with many Kealey and Steele nieces, nephews and many close friends. Tom was born on Laurel Street in Ottawa's Little Italy, fifth of eight children of Clement and Hellins Kealey. He attended St. Mary's elementary school, St. Pat's High School and St. Pat's college. It was pretty clear from early on that Tom was a born salesman. He worked for a short time at Preston & Lieff Glass before moving on to Olivetti Business Equipment. In 1978 he joined Allstate Insurance on the recommendation of his cousin Gerry and that's where he found a career that brought great satisfaction and success until his retirement in 2006. Since retirement, he was on the fundraising board of St. Pat's Home, he was a longtime member at Rideau View Golf Club and he and Judy have enjoyed many winters in Florida with friends and family from Ottawa. Our sincere thanks go out to all the doctors, nurses, and related health care workers who have crossed our path in the last nine months, at the Ottawa General, 5 West, and 6 West, and at the Queensway Carleton A3 for your compassion and caring. It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for taking such good care of Tom. There will be a celebration of Tom's life on Wednesday, September 18th at the Sala San Marco, 215 Preston Street, Ottawa. The family will be receiving guests from 1- 2 PM followed by a sharing of memories of Tom. This will be followed by refreshments and fellowship from 3-5 PM. Donations can be made in Tom's memory to the following organizations: Mills Community Support-Parkside Residence - (group home for his brother Peter) Ottawa Hospital Foundation- Leukemia & Lymphoma Fund or St. Patrick's Home Foundation greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

YOUNG, Marie Gladys

August 12, 1932 - September 4, 2013

With her loving family by her side, Marie died peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Marie Sauve, beloved wife of John 'Jack' Young. Loving Mother of Mary-Catherine (Bill Hudson), Larry (Nancy Moher), Susan (Bill Williams), John (Patty McBride) and Tony (Beverley Jackson). Cherished Grandmother to Shawna, Michelle, Billy, Joseph, Justin, Andrew, Amy, Mahren, Jordyn, and Jonah. Survived by her brother Leo (Alice) of BC, predeceased by sister Lois McCarthy, brothers Ernest and Clifford Sauve. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses in the ICU at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their care and compassion. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 AM on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Holy Spirit Parish, 1489 Shea Rd. Stittsville. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish hall. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Shepherd's of Good Hope would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

PROULX, Judith Lynne (nee Caskey)

September 5, 1949 - August 25, 2013

With her family by her side Judy died peacefully at the Hospice at May Court after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. Loving Mother to Corey of Vancouver, B.C., Jennifer (Brian) of Ottawa, ON. Sister to Jane of Ottawa, ON, brother to Michael (Shannan) of Yorkton, SK, aunt to Ethan and Maren. She was predeceased by her father Russell, mother Margaret and sister Jennifer. The family would like to thank Dr. Louise Coulombe, nurses and staff at the Hospice at May Court. A private memorial service will be held in Eston, SK in the spring of 2014. In Memoriam donations to The Hospice at May Court would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

GOWAN, Irene Barbara

(Gerald Gowan Plumbing)

Irene Barbara Gowan (Klaman) passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Irene was born on July 4, 1952 and lived her entire life in Ottawa. Irene was a full time employee of the Federal Government before starting her family. Irene leaves behind Gerald, her beloved husband and business partner of 42 years and her adoring three sons Andrew, Gerry and Gregory. She is also survived by her loving parents Frank and Maria Klaman and her sister Helen (Gerry Mulligan). Irene will be forever missed. She put everyone ahead of herself right up to her dying days. The family will respect her wishes and not host any formal services. Friends are invited to join the family at a Memorial Mass at St. Patrick's Basilica, (Kent & Nepean) on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

ROBERTSON, Marion Jean

1922 - 2013

Peacefully on July 5, 2013 at The Elisabeth Bruyere Continuing Care Centre (Ottawa), at the age of 91 years. A lifelong employee of Bell Canada "Jean" dedicated her life to serving others. Cherished daughter of Malcolm and Florence Robertson. Predeceased by her older sister Ruth and younger sibling Joan. Loving Aunt to Jane Fitzgerald (Gerald), John Edgerton (Patricia), Richard Edgerton (Terry), Mary Sapinsky (Richard), Tom Edgerton (Guylaine), Deborah Alexander (Tom), John Hummel (Debie) and Barbara Spelic (Nick). Jean's greatest loves were travelling (she explored many countries), the Ottawa Senators, curling, and gin gimlets! She will be sadly missed. Friends are invited to a Visitation at 10:00 AM on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa, with a service in memory at 11AM, followed by a time of refreshment and fellowship.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

MORLANG, Michael

Accidently taken away from us on Sunday, August 11, 2013 in his 31st year. Mike Morlang, loving son of Kathryn Morlang (Brian Visneskie). Dear older brother of Shawn (Amanda), Kayla and Chelsea. Lovingly remembered by his Grandparents Joan (Late Cliff Morlang) and The late John & Shirley Visneskie. Nephew of David (Beverley) Morlang, and their children Carrie-Lyn, Eric and Kevin. Will be dearly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday, August 14 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM. And continue on Thursday August 15, 2013 from 10 AM until 12noon. A Service in Memory will be held at 1:00PM at The Chapel of Hope Cemetery 4660 Bank St with interment to follow. In-Memoriam donations to The Shepherd's of Good Hope greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

SUNDMAN, Sharon Anne

18 June 1951 - 5 July 2013

Peacefully at home on Friday, July 5, 2013 at the age of 62 years, Sharon A. Sundman (Nee Pickard) of Ottawa (formerly of Halifax). Loving wife of William. Dear mother of Kristy Lefebvre (Yannick) and Andrea Schwinden (Mike) of Gilbert, Arizona. Loving grandmother to Mia, Max, Ben, Luke and Aubrey. A very private person who was there when you needed someone. A very Special thanks to all the caring nurses at the General Hospital Chemo Day Care, 8th floor for all of their very special attention over these many years. Without the personal help from all of you, many things could not have happened for Sharon. Special thanks to doctors Dr L. Coulombe and Dr W. Splinter of Community Palliative Care Network (CPCN) who provided support and care when needed. Many thanks to Bonnie of CAREFOR who helped Sharon during the final hours. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 265 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1S 2E1, (www.ottawacancer.ca) in remembrance of Sharon would be greatly appreciated. Celebration of Life and interment at The Beechwood Cemetery will be held at a family gathering in late August.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

MOLOUGHNEY, W. Donald

Don Moloughney, the loving husband of Mary Theresa (Brennan) passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 1, 2013, after a long & courageous struggle with cancer. Don, is the loving father of Beverly (Chuck), Dave (Joan), Danny (Carol) and Mike (Karen). Plus numerous grand children: Jenny (Lorne), Sarah (Nathan), Amanda, Morgan, Bailey, Jason and Stella (Sarah & Nathan's dog). Visitation will take place at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at St. George's Church, 415 Piccadilly Ave. Ottawa, at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 5, 2013. The Most Reverend Monsignor Joe Muldoon, will preside over this Mass of Thanksgiving. A reception will follow at Starwood Nursing Home. The Moloughney family would like to thank the wonderful care of Dr. Lisa Cross, Community Palliative Care Physician, Marie Chantal, Mac, Sean and numerous nurses. Memoriam donations can be sent to: Starwood Nursing Home/Garden Program or potted plants can be sent to Starwood Nursing Home at 114 Starwood Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 3N5.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

MACAULAY. Rita Margaret (nee Gauvreau)

1918-2013

Died peacefully in her 95th year at St. Patrick's Home, Ottawa on Monday, June 24, 2013. Born in Pontiac, PQ on October 12, 1918. Beloved daughter of the late Peter and Mary (nee Healey) Gauvreau; sister of the late Leo J. Gauvreau (the late Sarah) and Evelyn R. L'Abbe (late Charlie). Cherished wife of the late Evan O. Macaulay. Dear mother of Mary Louise Arscott (John), the late Susan Belanger (late John), Elizabeth Macaulay, Jean Kot (Bill), Linda Ervin (Randy), and Tom Macaulay (Carol). Fondly remembered by grandchildren Kim Ridgely (Rob), Christine Hannaford (Scott), Genevieve Jones (David), Rob Arscott (Camille), Christopher Payette (Rae), Leslie Payette, the late Alice Ervin, Scott Ervin, and Jennifer Amman-Macaulay (Hans-Ruedi). Loved by great-grandchildren Deanna and Brian Ridgely, Ryan, Adam and Cara Hannaford, Alexander Jones, Keira and Juliette Arscott, Evan and Willow Payette, Grace and Mika Tootiak, and Sean and Leoni Amman-Macaulay. Loving aunt to Peter L'Abbe (Mary). Mom was a dedicated employee of the Department of National Defence for many years, including service during World War II. She loved family gatherings, playing euchre, watching movies, eating Laura Secord chocolates ("Lauras" as she called them) and cream puffs. Many thanks to Dr. Uppal, the staff of St. Patrick's Home, including the Pastoral Care Team who took such good care of Mom for so many years and especially in her final days. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Patrick's Home. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in the chapel of St. Patrick's Home (2865 Riverside Drive), followed by reception in the library. Interment at The Beechwood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

SZTEPA, Tatiana (nee Tertishnik)

1925 - 2013

Passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2013 in her 88 year at the St. Vincent Hospital. Beloved wife of Mykola Sztepa. Loving mother of Angela (Stephen Bailey), Anatoly (Joyce Aboud) and Natalie Barrett. Cherished 'Granny' to Crispin Bailey (Patricia), Santhe (Robert LeBlanc), Jeremy (Kristen), Sean, Natasha (Zena), Alexandra and Zoe Sztepa and Melissa Barrett. Dear 'Great-Gran' to Héloïse and Amélie. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, from 3 to 5 PM and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 1 2013 at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 1000 Byron Ave. at 10 AM. Donations in memory to the Kidney Foundation greatly appreciated by the family. A special thanks to the staff of St Vincent Hospital for their dedication and support.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

MILLS, Marian

Peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2013 in her 100th year. Marian Mills daughter of the late Julia (nee Kennedy) and William James Larkin. Predeceased by her sister Audrey Larkin and brother Joseph (Adrienne Lacroix) Larkin. Marian was a pillar of strength and a wise elder to many, especially her nephews Bill, Michael, and Gary Larkin and niece Joan McLean. Aunt Marian had an indomitable spirit, living her life in a way that inspired us to be the best that we could be, to accept every challenge no matter how difficult with a positive attitude. She was a role model, always sensitive to what was truly important; family, friends and "to do unto others as you would have them do unto you". As children Aunt Marian, was a constant in our lives, in many ways, a second Mom; always there to lend a hand, to teach a life-lesson, to share our family history, and to give her support and love. As we transitioned to adulthood, she maintained an important role in our lives; available to discuss any worldly topic that was on one's mind, and always ready to share her hearty laugh. Her laugh had a delightful, distinct rumble that let all who heard it know that this women had a zest and love for life. Marian was born in Fallowfield, the eldest of three siblings, and loved the farm where she grew up. At the height of the Great Depression in the 30's, like many who worked the land, Marian and her family had to move to the city. Soon after, Marian commenced a long and successful career at Metropolitan Life, where she worked for over 40 years. Many thanks to Richard and all the 5 th floor staff of the Forest Hill Nursing Home for doing an outstanding job of caring for Marian. Aunt Marian will be forever remembered by Bill (Donna Martin), Michael (Diane Shea), Gary (Norah Roberts) and Joanie McLean (Bernie McLean), and eleven great nieces and nephews, and 6 great-great nieces and nephews. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 9AM on Friday until a funeral service at 10 AM in the chapel. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

GROSS, John Howard

John died peacefully at home in Merrickville on Friday, May 3 2013 in his 90th year. Dearly loved, cherished best friend and husband of Maureen Copeland-Gross for the past 42 years. He will be greatly missed by his much loved daughters Ilana (Bob Shapley), Deborah, Philippa and his grandchildren Daniel and Anna Smith. He was the much-loved brother of Rita Keen. John was very touched by family and friends who visited during his last days. At John's request, there will be no funeral service. He was a member of the RAF Pathfinder Force of Bomber Command and, per his wishes, his ashes will be scattered from a Tiger Moth. Thank you to Dr. Erik Howarth and Connie LeRoyer, RN, for their compassionate care and to Dr. David Birnie who gave us an extra eight years. Thank you also to Vintage Wings of Canada for making John's last wish possible. For those wishing, In memoriam donations to The Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

KWAST-WELFELD, Joanna Teresa

Passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2013 in her 64th year, with her son Krzysztof Welfeld, husband Feliks Welfeld, and her brother Andrzej Kwast by her side. An accomplished biochemist, she was always active in her community, amongst others as a member of The Interchurch Refugee Group and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada. Ten years ago, she found her true calling in serving people more directly, as psychotherapist and counsellor.
A Funeral Service will be held at
The Notre Dame Cathedral (385 Sussex Dr.)
on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM, followed by Interment at The Beechwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to
The New England Anti-Vivisection Society,
The Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research,
or The Retirement Sanctuary for Laboratory Animals - RSLA would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, www.whelanfuneralhome.ca, tel. 613-233-1488.

 

CALDERONE, Donald George

(veteran WWII - W.O. RCAF for 29 years)

Peacefully with his family by his side, on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in his 87th year. Son of the late George Calderone and Antonina Carioto. Cherished husband of 65 years of Lorraine (nee Ouellette). Proud father of Linda (Late John Delorme), Eric (Lynne), Mark, Karen (Steve McKay) and Brenda (Houlahan) Calderone. Cherished grandfather of Julianne, Lori (Doug Tiller), Christopher (Heather Sissons), Andrew, Michael, Todd (Amanda Angus), Paul, Sean, Rob and Sabrina. Dear great grandfather of Jaden, Wade, Reid, Logan, Elliott and Layla. Survived by his dear sister Dora Calderone. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Sunday, May 12 at the Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be held at St Patrick's Basilica (Kent & Nepean) on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM. A time of refreshment & fellowship will follow at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations in memory to the Hospice at May Court or the Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

RIPLEY, David Edward

On April 27, 2013 David Edward Ripley passed away at the age of 73. He will leave a great void in the life of Doris his wife and soul mate of 44 years. Dave is survived by his sister Sharon (Dave) Masulka, his brother Philip (Pat), his brother Peter (Rachel), his sister-in-law Helen as well as his many nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Rev. Edward and Velma Ripley, and his brother Rev. Paul Ripley. He will be fondly remembered by his wife's sister Ingrid (Sigi) Weiss, daughters Karin Weiss and Marion (Mario) Steger and family of St. Gallen, Switzerland. A gifted artist, Dave has touched many lives over the years from young students to appreciative art collectors. He has left a legacy of the beauty of Canada as he saw and experienced it and his spirit will live on in the images he created. According to Dave's wishes, interment will take place at at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 the Mattawachan Cemetery, Mattawachan, Ontario. Contributions may be made in Dave's name to the
Albert Cancer Foundation, Cross Cancer Institute,
11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

TIGHE, Patricia Joan

(retired Indian & Northern Affairs)

Peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2013 in her 86th year. Daughter of the late James Tighe and Beatrice Staples. Dear sister of Anne, Helen (James O'Brien) and Jim (Dorothea) Tighe of Guelph. Will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Interment of Cremated remains to be held privately at Beechwood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

CASEY, Clifford

Peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the age of 66 years. Dear son of the late Matthew Casey and Marion Foley. Cherished brother of Cairine (Richard Osborne), Melvin (Françoise Blais), both of Rouyn-Noranda, PQ, Ernest of Gatineau and Lenora (Gilles Croteau) of Aylmer. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A burial of Cremated remains to be held in the spring.
Donations appreciated to The Ottawa Heart Institute
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

CAVAN, Doris

Peacefully in hospital with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in her 92nd year. Doris McCann, beloved wife of the late Donald Cavan. Loving mother of Dianne Henderson, Susan (Tom Edward), Jim (Laurie) Cavan, Judy Cavan (Dale Bingley) and Laurie Cavan. Forever remembered by her grandchildren Zach, John, Alison, Graham, Don, Nick, Carson, Madison and dear great grandchildren Jude, Emily, Adelaide and Cavan. Doris was the daughter of the late Daniel McCann and Hannah Brennan. Survived by her sister Lillian Benoit. Predeceased by brothers Dan and Len McCann. Her beautiful smile brightened everyone's life� Her cup was always half full. A special thanks to Lois Pond for her dedication and loving care, and a special thanks to the staff of the vascular unit at the Civic campus. Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (1758 Alta Vista Dr). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Memorial donations to The Heart & Stroke Foundation greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

SHAUGHNESSY, Catherine Ann

Peacefully on Monday, 25 March 2013 in her 95th year. Catherine Rowan, beloved wife of the late Gerry Shaughnessy. Loving mother of John (Donna), Ann (late Ed Marlowe), Sue (Rick Farrah), Paula, Kevin (Donna), Neil (Adele), Mary (King Glover) and Ellie. Cherished Grandmother of Patrick, Kate, Geoff, Peter, Kelly, Paul, Ryan, Laura, Christie, Shawn, Kevin and dear Great Grandmother to Jack, Cashius and Thorson. Survived by sisters Rita Clemens and Betty Walsh and predeceased by brother Walter Rowan and Gladys White. Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass of Christian Funeral on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Woodroffe & Byron). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Memorial donations to Camp Misquah greatly appreciated by the family. www.misquah.com
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

GROVER, Janet Lynn

September 14, 1954 - March 16, 2013

Our beloved Janet passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in her 59th year. Janet Grover, cherished daughter of Barbara and the late Ted Grover (1970). Loving and devoted mother to Nicholas and her late infant son Benjamin (1977). Cherished sister of Wayne (Jutta) and Judy Watson. She was a special aunt to Aimee, Teddy and Fynnigan. She will be missed dearly by many dear friends. Janet worked as a devoted nurse for several years at the Ottawa Civic and Arnprior hospitals and had a great love for all creatures, great and small. Friends are invited to pay respects at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (between bay & Lyon) on Tuesday March 26, 2013 from noon until commencement of a memorial service at 1 PM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Donations in Janet's memory to Plan Canada, Harvest House, Ottawa Humane Society or L.A.W.S. would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

WOTHERSPOON, Dawn

In hospital on February 17, 2013 at the age of 80 years. Dawn was the daughter of the late Thomas Creighton and Lily Wilkinson. Loving mother of Dan (Wendy) of Victoria, BC and Michael Cochran. Dear grandmother of Ashley and Heather. Friends are invited to Mass of Christian Funeral at St. Mary's Church (100 Yonge St. at Bayswater) on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11AM. Dawn will be sadly missed by all her friends at St Mary's Parish in particular 'The Vinnys' to which she devoted many hours and her friends in Sidney Tower where she resided for more than 20 years.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

POMERLEAU, Sœur Béatrice

(Sœur Marie Blandine)

des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc,
est décédée le mercredi 13 mars, 2013
à l’âge de 100 ans, dont 78 ans de vie religieuse. Née à Saint-Georges de Beauce, Qc
de Georges Pomerleau et de Emma Rodrigue. En plus de sa famille religieuse, elle laisse dans le deuil un frère, Louida, une belle-sœur, ainsi que plusieurs neveux et nièces.
Elle repose à l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, 373 av. Princeton, Ottawa, le dimanche 17 mars 2013 à compter de 15h30.
La célébration de la Parole est à 19h30;
les visites se poursuivent jusqu’à 21h.
La messe des funérailles aura lieu le lundi 18 mars 2013 à 10h à l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, 373 av. Princeton, Ottawa, suivie de l’inhumation au cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa.
Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la :
Maison funéraire Whelan
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

AGIUS, Anthony Julian

(retired Federal Government- Research Economist)

Anthony (Tony) Agius, 87, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013. He will be sadly missed by his dear wife Pam. Proud father of Tom and Gillian (Del) Atwood. Cherished grandfather of Peter, Paul and Mark; and family friend Micheline Courbet. Tony will be missed by family in England; sister Gemma Thompson, nieces Ann (David) Mays, Christine (John) Batter and nephew Mark (Ann) Agius. Tony was born in Hamrun, Malta-G.C. During WW II Tony served with the Royal Air Force in Malta. Following education at St Andrew's University, Scotland he moved to Canada in 1955 for postgraduate studies at McGill. He brought his family to Ottawa in 1965 where he was employed by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada followed by work with the Dept. of Labour (Research Economist) and the Federal Superannuates National Association. Over the years interests included cooking, gardening, computers, art, Catholic theology and riding his Lambretta. Funeral mass will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 11 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 1758 Alta Vista Dr. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

FINN, Wilfred Joseph

(WW II veteran)

Legendary cookware salesman (Vitality)

Founder of The Cookware Centre (1959)

Wilf 'Gib' Finn devoted father and grandfather passed away February 14, 2013 with his family at his side. Kind, compassionate, generous and inspiring, Wilf's greatest passion was his love for his family. Wilf was a legendary door-to-door cookware salesman, developed his own line of cookware called "Vitality" and in 1959 founded The Cookware Centre. He also had a great passion for sports, and a great love of reading. He will be dearly and lovingly missed by his children Randy (Michele), Marlene, Barry (Debora), Sandra (Tim), Tracey-Ann (Michael) and his grandchildren Alexis (Shirley), Oliver, Carl-Philippe (Aude), Genevieve (Jessie), Julien, Kierston (Ken), Beatrice (Sebastien), Adrian, Alexa, Kiki, Justin, Elisa and great grandchild Noah. On this Valentine's Gib joined his beloved wife of 43 years, Peggy (nee Davis), deceased in 1993 who he dearly loved and missed. A Funeral service will be held at St. Patrick's Basilica (Kent & Nepean St.) on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

MITCHELL, Vivi-Ann Ingrid

(Nee Hagglund)

Born: 6 August 1937

Died peacefully in her sleep on the 22 February 2013. Wife of Ellwood Mitchell for 54 years. Mother of Brent (Beate), Jeff, Michael (Deanne) and Martha (James Brooks). Grandmother of Sebastian, Ben, Max, Tristan and Stella. Survived by her brother Arnold Hagglund. Vivi-Ann will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by many.
         " Ma hon vil a i frid, tils vi mots i Gud's hus "
          May she rest in Peace, until we meet again
                          in God's house


Friends are invited to join the family at a memorial celebration of Vivi-Ann's life on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10AM at The Unitarian Church of Ottawa,
30 Cleary Ave. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

von HERFF, Christoph

After a brief illness, Chris von Herff died peacefully on February 8, 2013 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. He was 81. Beloved husband of 51 years to Elisabeth von Herff (von Ritschl), devoted father to the late Karin and Michael (Sheila McIntyre) and a doting Opa to William, Silas and Lucy. Chris was a man of great charm, warmth and generosity. He is predeceased by his brother Alexande, and his parents Elsa (Petter) and Fritz. Born in Germany, Chris von Herff's story mirrors that of so many millions who came to this country after the Second World War and whose energy and purpose have contributed to the prosperous, open and diverse Canada we have today. Arriving in 1952 with little money but big ambitions for a better life, he built a career in the industrial goods business that culminated in his founding of Alphatherm Inc., a company that has flourished in the 30 years under his leadership and that of his successors. Chris saw business as a vehicle for contributing to the greater good, especially through his tireless work as a Rotarian - an organization he served for nearly 40 years. He was a man who always sought to help others and usually found a way to make their lives better. He loved great conversation, the laughter of his grandchildren and the company of good friends - ideally enjoying all three together in the farmhouse that he and Elisabeth lovingly renovated in the woods of the Upper Ottawa Valley. He will be missed, but his family is grateful for the time they had with him. Funeral services will now be held at The Grace Lutheran Church, 14 Bonnechere West, Eganville, ON. on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11 AM. In memoriam donations to SOS Children's Villages Canada would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488
     Note: Change of Venue

 

 

RIOPELLE, Hope Margaret

(Retired Atomic Energy Canada)

Peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in her 74th year. Hope Hannaford, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Riopelle. Loving mother of Kimberly Villeneuve and Stephanie Villeneuve (David Tessier). Cherished Gramma to Meghan and Rebecca. 'Hopee' will be forever remembered by her dear friend Carol Manson and all the 'Snowbird Gang'. She will be missed by her extended family on the Hannaford side and her brother-in-law Father Tom Riopelle and the Riopelle family. Friends may pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (Between Bay & Lyon) on Monday from 7 to 9 PM and from 11am on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 with a service of remembrance commencing at 1PM. Donations in memory of Hope Riopelle to The Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

GERSZ, Zofia

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2013, cared for at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Sophie (nee Kowalski) was predeceased by her husband Tadeusz, and her son Robert Gersz. Survived by her 3 Grandchildren and one Great Granddaughter. Thought of fondly by relatives in Poland and Albany, New York. Funeral Mass at St Hyacinth Polish Church (201 Lebreton St. N.) on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11 AM. "Many Many Thanks" ...as Sophie would say appreciatively, to each and everyone whose small act of kindness put a bright smile on her tired face!
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

BARRETT, Jo-Anne

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jo-Anne Barrett (nee Pelot) on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the age of 50 years. Most beloved wife & best friend of John Barrett. Dear daughter of Peter (Janice) Pelot; and predeceased by her brother Peter Dennis Pelot. Jo-Anne will be forever missed by her in-laws Russell & Florence Barrett, brother and sister-in laws and many dear nieces, nephews and cherished friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. An intimate service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

DESLAURIERS, Monica Simone

(1935 - 2013)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Monica DesLauriers (nee Cadotte) on Tuesday, January 15, 2013; most beloved wife of the late Robert for 56 years. Warm and loving mother of Lise (Brian), Robert (Terry), Adele (Neil), David (Renee), Nikki (Phil), and George.). Loving Grandmother of 8 and dear great- grandmother of 5. A Heartfelt thanks to the compassionate staff at Peter D. Clark Centre. A private family service was held.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

CASSIDY, Thomas Michael, O.M.I

At the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital on January 7th, 2013 after a brief illness at the age of 75. Son of the late Darcy and Helen Cassidy and Step-mother Agnes. He is survived by his brother James and his step-sisters Patricia Bisson, Diane Dacres and Colleen McLean. Thomas is fondly remembered by his cousins George Poirier (Louise), Dave (Elaine) Cummings, many nieces and nephews and the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Fr. Cassidy was ordained in June 1963, taught and coached wrestling at St. Patrick's High School, was Chaplain in the Canadian armed Forces, Provincial Secretary and Archivist, Secretary and Canonical Counsel to the Apostolic Nunciature, Sessional Professor at St. Paul's University and Judge at the Canadian Appeal Tribunal.

Visitation at Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish (100 Main Street) on Friday, January 11 from 2-5pm and 7-10pm. (Evening prayer at 7:30pm.) and Saturday, January 12, from 9am - 11am. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30am. Burial will take place at St. Theresa's - Oblate Cemetery, Arnprior, Ontario at 2:30pm. In memory of Thomas Cassidy, OMI donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, 401-1376 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 7Y3, or L'Arche Ottawa, 11 Rossland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 2K2 or The Galilee Community Centre, 398 John Street North, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 2P6.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

CARTY, Ann

Passed away peacefully in her 84th year on Friday, January 4, 2013. Loving mother of Brent (Margaret). Cherished grandmother of Megan, Stephanie, and Madison. Survived by her sister-in-law, Edie Carty. Pre- deceased by brothers, Roger and John and her sister, Doris. A private family service will be held in the Chapel of Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St., Ottawa, on Wednesday, January 9th , 2012 at 10 am.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

JONES, Kenneth Johnson

of Stittsville, passed away peacefully at Queensway Carleton Hospital, in the presence of those who loved him, on December 20, 2012. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Whelan). Ken was born in Moreton-Pinkney, England, on December 26, 1927, the only son of Alice (nee Johnson) and John Jones. He leaves his stepson, Gord Gray (Teresa) of Prescott, his son, Chris Jones (Shelley), of Warburg, Alberta, his daughter, Kathy Jones of Seeley's Bay, and his "adopted daughter" Jo Fuller. Ken is also lovingly remembered by his niece, Debra Gribbon, of Northern Ireland, his special grandchildren , Brad Gray and Melissa and Lauren Jones and all his other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Ken's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. In recognition of Ken's remarkable affinity with animals, the family would appreciate memoriam donations made to The Ottawa Humane Society . Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, Ottawa.

"Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind...I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned." Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

LENNON, Patrick James

'Uncle Paddy'

31 May 1909 - 13 December 2012

With deep sadness the family of Uncle Paddy announce his passing on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the age of 103 years. He will be fondly remembered as a good uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed by his nieces and nephews; Michael Casey (Marlene), John Casey (Theresa), Pat Casey (Sharon), Gerry Casey (Terry), Charlie McKenna (Linda), Peggy Smith (Marty) and Angela Wheeler (Eric), his two-step daughters Shirley Houston and Patricia MacMillan. Will be fondly remembered by his 19 great-nieces and nephews and 15 great great-nieces and nephews. Patrick is predeceased by his parents John Lennon and Elizabeth Powers, his sisters Irene Casey (Michael) and Clare McKenna (Sam), his wife Eleanor MacDonald, his nieces Catherine Deane (Jim), Rosemary Smith (John) his nephews Des Casey (Anne), Lorne Casey (Elaine), Bill Casey (Margaret) and his step son Burel MacMillan. Special thanks to the staff at Medex Extendicare for all their care and compassion for the past 6 years. Friends may pay respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. A mass of Christian Burial will follow at St Mary's Parish (100 Yonge St. & Bayswater Ave.) at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Interment to take place at St Patrick's Parish Cemetery in the spring. In memoriam donations to the charity of your choice greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

LESLIE, Diane

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Diane on Wednesday, November 28. She will be sorely missed by her much loved and precious granddaughter, Georgia Clare, the light of her life; by her beloved son Gord (Nathalie); by her brother Jim (Marlene) and sisters, Lorna (Frank) and Jackie; and by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncle and many friends. Diane's career on Parliament Hill spanned many years of hard work and dedicated service. She loved her work and her intelligence and keen political insights were valued by many. According to her wishes, a private service was held on Sunday, December 9. Interment at a later date. We send her our love and wish her godspeed and peace in the arms of the angels. Donations in her memory to the Parkinson's Society or the charity of your choice are not expected but will be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

 

JOLICOEUR, Soeur Fernande

(Soeur Anne-Marguerite)

des Soeurs de l'Institut Jeanne d'Arc, des Soeurs de l'Institut Jeanne d'Arc,
est décédée le vendredi 7 décembre 2012 à l'âge de 84 ans, dont 60 ans de vie religieuse.
Née à Lévis, Québec de Roméo Jolicoeur et de Marguerite Gagnon. En plus de sa famille religieuse, elle laisse dans le deuil ses soeurs, Yvonne, Jeannine, Françoise, Céline, Micheline et un frère Gérard, ainsi que plusieurs neveux et nièces.


Elle repose à l'Institut Jeanne d'Arc, 373 avenue Princeton, Ottawa le dimanche, 9 décembre à compter de 14 h.
Il y aura célébration de la Parole à 19h30; les visites se poursuivent jusqu'à 21 h.
La messe des funérailles aura lieu le lundi, 10 décembre à 10h à l'Institut Jeanne d'Arc, 373 avenue Princeton, suivie de l'inhumation au Cimetière Notre-Dame D'Ottawa.
Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la Maison Funéraire Whelan.

 

 

JONES, Kenneth Johnson

of Stittsville, passed away peacefully at Queensway Carleton Hospital, in the presence of those who loved him, on December 20, 2012. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Whelan). Ken was born in Moreton-Pinkney, England, on December 26, 1927, the only son of Alice (nee Johnson) and John Jones. He leaves his stepson, Gord Gray (Teresa) of Prescott, his son, Chris Jones (Shelley), of Warburg, Alberta, his daughter, Kathy Jones of Seeley's Bay, and his "adopted daughter" Jo Fuller. Ken is also lovingly remembered by his niece, Debra Gribbon, of Northern Ireland, his special grandchildren , Brad Gray and Melissa and Lauren Jones and all his other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Ken's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. In recognition of Ken's remarkable affinity with animals, the family would appreciate memoriam donations made to The Ottawa Humane Society . Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, Ottawa.

"Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind...I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned." Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

LENNON, Patrick James

'Uncle Paddy'

31 May 1909 - 13 December 2012

With deep sadness the family of Uncle Paddy announce his passing on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the age of 103 years. He will be fondly remembered as a good uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed by his nieces and nephews; Michael Casey (Marlene), John Casey (Theresa), Pat Casey (Sharon), Gerry Casey (Terry), Charlie McKenna (Linda), Peggy Smith (Marty) and Angela Wheeler (Eric), his two-step daughters Shirley Houston and Patricia MacMillan. Will be fondly remembered by his 19 great-nieces and nephews and 15 great great-nieces and nephews. Patrick is predeceased by his parents John Lennon and Elizabeth Powers, his sisters Irene Casey (Michael) and Clare McKenna (Sam), his wife Eleanor MacDonald, his nieces Catherine Deane (Jim), Rosemary Smith (John) his nephews Des Casey (Anne), Lorne Casey (Elaine), Bill Casey (Margaret) and his step son Burel MacMillan. Special thanks to the staff at Medex Extendicare for all their care and compassion for the past 6 years. Friends may pay respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. A mass of Christian Burial will follow at St Mary's Parish (100 Yonge St. & Bayswater Ave.) at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Interment to take place at St Patrick's Parish Cemetery in the spring. In memoriam donations to the charity of your choice greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

LESLIE, Diane

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Diane on Wednesday, November 28. She will be sorely missed by her much loved and precious granddaughter, Georgia Clare, the light of her life; by her beloved son Gord (Nathalie); by her brother Jim (Marlene) and sisters, Lorna (Frank) and Jackie; and by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncle and many friends. Diane's career on Parliament Hill spanned many years of hard work and dedicated service. She loved her work and her intelligence and keen political insights were valued by many. According to her wishes, a private service was held on Sunday, December 9. Interment at a later date. We send her our love and wish her godspeed and peace in the arms of the angels. Donations in her memory to the Parkinson's Society or the charity of your choice are not expected but will be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

JOLICOEUR, Soeur Fernande

(Soeur Anne-Marguerite)

des Soeurs de l'Institut Jeanne d'Arc, des Soeurs de l'Institut Jeanne d'Arc,
est décédée le vendredi 7 décembre 2012 à l'âge de 84 ans, dont 60 ans de vie religieuse.
Née à Lévis, Québec de Roméo Jolicoeur et de Marguerite Gagnon. En plus de sa famille religieuse, elle laisse dans le deuil ses soeurs, Yvonne, Jeannine, Françoise, Céline, Micheline et un frère Gérard, ainsi que plusieurs neveux et nièces.

Elle repose à l'Institut Jeanne d'Arc, 373 avenue Princeton, Ottawa le dimanche, 9 décembre à compter de 14 h.
Il y aura célébration de la Parole à 19h30; les visites se poursuivent jusqu'à 21 h.
La messe des funérailles aura lieu le lundi, 10 décembre à 10h à l'Institut Jeanne d'Arc, 373 avenue Princeton, suivie de l'inhumation au Cimetière Notre-Dame D'Ottawa.
Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la Maison Funéraire Whelan.

 



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MAGQWALA, Jacobina Neheng

Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in her 44th year. Jackie Magqwala, dear daughter of the late Benjamin & Julia Lechesa. Loving mother of Gloria Magqwala. Will be dearly remembered by many friends. A visitation will be held at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Thursday, November 22 from 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held on Friday at The funeral home at 10:30AM. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

KALLHOOD, Clarence "Kal"

(Retired C.A.-Revenue Canada)

Kal passed away peacefully on November 1, 2012 at The Elisabeth Bruyere hospital with friends at his side. His family wishes to thank all those that cared for him so lovingly and allowed him to leave us on his terms. The thing he loved most was the time with his dear friends and family. We will all miss you. At his request, no service will be held. Memorial donations to Bruce House greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

JONES, Doris (Dodi) Madaline

December 23, 1925 - November 10, 2012

(nee Lutes)

Suddenly, yet peacefully in Ottawa, Ontario. Doris Lutes, beloved wife of the late Delphin Jones. Predeceased by her parents Levis and Jennie (nee Hope); her late sisters Stella Tingley, Jean Lockhart and her loving grandson Coady Jones. Generous and Loving mother of Ralph (Rosemary) of Ottawa. Forever remembered by her adoring grandchildren Chrissy, Kensy, Brooke and Bailey. Doris will also be deeply missed by her sisters Thelma Steeves, Shirley Lewis, Lea Lutes, Louise Lowther and Pauline Lutes. Her nieces, nephews and many dear friends will fondly remember Dodi. The family invites you to join them at a graveside service, which will be held at the Fair Haven Memorial Gardens at 1 PM on Friday November 16, 2012.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

HINTHER, David

February 1916-October 2012

David Hinther died peacefully in his 97th year in hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was a kind and gentle man and will be deeply missed by his cherished wife of 64 years, Klara. Loving father of Isabel, Alice (Don) and Gordon. Cherished 'Opi' to his grandchildren, Matt (Annie), Clair (Glenn), Rachel (Terrence), Mary (Dan) and Tom and his great grandchildren Ensleigh, Parker, Ty and Nolan. A service in memory will be held on Wednesday, October 31 at 11am at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart Institute would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

MILLER, Kimberley

Peacefully surrounded by much love and prayers on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the age of 54 years. Kimberley Miller (nee Carty), beloved daughter of Edith Carty and the late Roger Carty. Sister of Tony and Brian Carty. Predeceased by sisters Rikki Wallbridge and Theresa Carty. Will be fondly remembered by nieces Stacey, Cheyenne and nephews Joshua and Dany. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Sunday from noon till 2:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Funeral will be held at St. Theresa's Church (Somerset & Cartier) on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

WILKIE, Shirley Helen

Peacefully on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Shirley Jodoin, beloved wife of the late Merv Wilkie Jr. Loving mother of Stephen (Terry), Dave (Julie), Tim (Natalie) and Barbara Wilkie (Kevin Holmes). Cherished Grandma of Ryan, Raelynn, Matthieu, Mitchell and Amy. The family will receive friends at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 10 AM until a service in memory at 11:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. The family would like to thank the staff of New Orchard Lodge for their dedication and compassion. Donations in memory to the
Alzheimer Society of Ottawa Carleton
greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

SAVOIE, Patrick James

Peacefully in hospital on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Patrick Savoie, son of the Late Edmond Savoie and Emma Murphy. Dear brother of Yvan (Rita), Remi (Roseline) of Gaspe, QC, Ghyslaine (Jean Rock) of Alma, QC, and the late Dorothy and Leo. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cherished friends. As per Patrick's wish cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Funeral at St. Patrick's Basilica (Kent St. at Nepean) on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Donations in memory to The Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y9 greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

GUNN, Ian James

Peacefully in Ottawa on Monday, October 1, 2012 in his 69th year. Ian Gunn, cherished brother of Pamela (Martin Roberts) and dear friend of Louise Laporte. Will be fondly remembered by his niece and nephews. There will be no public funeral service at this time. Donations in memory of Ian to the Ottawa General Hospital 'Rehabilitation Centre' 737 Parkdale Ave, 1st floor, Ottawa K1Y 1J8 greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

ANANNY, Joseph Meron 'Merv'

(retired Canadian Armed Forces - Air Force)

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 29, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Merv Ananny beloved husband of the late Theresa Lillian (Nee Doyle). Loving father of Wayne (Irene), Heather (George Penfold), Faye (David Gilliland), Joy (Richard Martin), Roy, Katherine (Steve McGarry), Holly (Bruce Beanlands) and Paul. Cherished grandfather of John, Mike, Angie, Rob, Kelly, Lisa, Terri, Laura, Shawn, Reuben, Ethan, Ryan, Samantha, Nolan, Liam, Quinn, Sarah, Joshua and Hannah. Dear great grandfather of Libby, Hattie, Laurel, Cohen, Travis, Jacob, Anna, Ben, Jack and Cedric. Survived by his siblings Doris, Aurore, Don, Margot, Betty and Penny. Predeceased by brother Roy. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre for their care and compassion. Friends may pay respects at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A service will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in the Sacred Space of The Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave., at 10 AM. Interment to follow. Memorial donations to the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre or the Canadian Alzheimer's Society greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

LANTHIER, Gerald

(former owner of Gerry's Eavestroughing)

Peacefully in hospital on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Gerald Lanthier, beloved husband of the late Estelle (nee Veilleux). Dear father of Denis and fondly known as 'PaPa Gerry' to his grandchildren Joshua, Emilia and Claire. Born on March 31, 1930 in Ottawa, he is survived by his siblings Jeanette, Patsy, Larry and George. Predeceased by his parents Wilfrid Lanthier and Emelia Gervais, his sisters Anita, Jacqueline and brothers Marcelle and Johnny. Lovingly remembered by brother-in-law Henry (Yvette) and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to dear friends Pierre, Cindy and Josh Giguere for their unwavering support. The family would like to thank the staff of Billingswood Manor for their care and compassion. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Funeral at Blessed Sacrament Church, 194 Fourth Street on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 11:00 am. Donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

KEYES, Clara

Peacefully on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the Peter D. Clark LTC Home at the age of 97 years. Clara Smith, beloved wife of the late Ernie Keyes. Loving mother of Norma (Jim Mecher) and Marilyn Keyes (Dave Capstick); predeceased by her son Gerald Keyes (Beverly) and daughter Kathleen. Dear 'Gram' to Sharlene, Kelly, Linda, James, Colleen, Karen and predeceased by grandson Patrick. Dearest 'Great Gram' of Blake, Chelsea, Kaitlin, Samantha, Jessica, Curtis, Braden, and Slade. Survived by dear sister Irene Rubben. Predeceased by brothers George & Daniel Smith, and sisters Vera Smith, Sally Somers and Rita Rubben. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, September 7 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at St Maurice's Church (Perry & Meadowlands). Mass intentions, or memorial donations to a charity of ones choice greatly appreciated by the family. A heartfelt thanks to the Staff of The Peter D. Clark Long-Term Care Home for their compassion & dedication.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

JOYCE, Bradley Charles

Tragically on Sunday, August 19, 2012, on Mount Robson, British Columbia in his 36th year. Beloved son of Ian and Sharon (nee Bradley) Joyce. Cherished brother to Erin Joyce McStravick (Mike). Loving grandson of Agnes and Howard Charles Joyce and Catherine and Charles Albert Bradley. Will be remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Bradley worked at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts in Banff, Alberta, as a Chef. He was an experienced mountaineer who enjoyed many outdoor activities. He will be greatly missed by his second family in the Bow Valley. A special thank you to the Public Safety Group of the Jasper Park Warden Service and the Mount Robson Rangers. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Association of Bow Valley Rock Climbers, an organization which promotes safety in The Bow Valley, www.tabvar.org will be greatly appreciated. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St., Ottawa, (between Bay and Lyon) on Sunday, August, 26 from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday August, 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm A Mass of Christian Funeral will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Ave.,Ottawa on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 for service at 11 a.m. A time of fellowship and refreshment to follow in the church hall. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, 613-233-1488.
     "Remember to hug your children"

 

ROCKWELL, Lloyd James

Peacefully at home on August 10 2012 in his 88th year. Dear husband of Elnora for 52 years. Cherished brother to Florence and Charlie. He was predeceased by his older brother Wally. Much loved father of Holly (Ken), Paul (Helene), Jim (Andrina), Laurel (John). Loving grandfather to Tina (Scott) John, Sarah (Nick), Emily, Kirstyn, Katerina, Micheal, Brittany, Connor, Noah,Isabelle, Jake and Lily. Lloyd was born in 1925 in Mimico Ontario , a lover of nature, he spent his youth birding often with his owl on the handlebars on his bike. Lloyd joined the military following the foot steps of his big brother and rose through the ranks to Paratrooper. He returned to Toronto upon end of the war and graduated from the University of Toronto. Lloyd's life included the gathering of many friends. He moved to Ottawa, joining the Federal Government's Department of Health and Welfare with his wife Elnora in 1960 settling down firm roots to raise his family. A celebration of Lloyd's life will be held at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 commencing at 4:30 with service at 6:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

 

DAGENAIS, Garry John

1951 - 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce Garry's sudden passing on Saturday, August 4, 2012. He will be missed by his wife Beverly, proud father of Trisha, Kim, Lloyd, Brenda , Pam, grandchildren and great grandchild. Predeceased by his son Kenneth. Fondly remembered brother of Jacqueline, Patricia, Diane, Kimberly and Angie. Remembered by many uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Garry wished for a private