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A Collection of Newfoundland Obits
From the Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario




Published: 15 May 2002
NESBITT, Herbert Hugh John, PhD D.Sc., F.L.S., F.R.E.S., F.E.S.C., F.Z.S
. Former Dean, Faculty of Science Carleton University, Ottawa Died on May 13, 2002, at age 89 in Saint-Vincent Hospital, Ottawa. Comforted at his bedside by his cherished wife and devoted companion Dr. Bea E. Wickett and other family members. Predeceased by his dear first wife Betty Clendinnen and his sister Jean Brady. Beloved father of Eleanor Friis, St. John's, Newfoundland; Thomas Nesbitt (Dr. Susan Burgess), Vancouver; David Nesbitt (Deborah), Vancouver and Robert Nesbitt (Deanna Monaghan), Ottawa. Fondly remembered by stepchildren John Wickett (Stephanie), Village Green, P.E.I., and Marni Laird (David), Calgary. Will be much missed by his grandchildren Magnus Friis, Lorien and Ariel Nesbitt, Torie Nesbitt, Alexa, Liam and Julia Nesbitt, and by step-grandchildren John, Robert and Michael Wickett, Michael Smith and Holly Pashniak. Recollected with special affection by his nephew and nieces Sean Brady (Premsiri), Bangkok, Thailand; Kathleen Brady, London, England; Jennifer Brady, Memphis, Tenn. Trisha Wilson (Brian), Markham, Ont; Peggy Nankivell (Neville), Ottawa. Highly thought of by other relatives, many friends and former colleagues.

Dr. Nesbitt was born in 1913 in Ottawa where he attended Mutchmor Public School and Glebe Collegiate. He was a graduate of Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., (BA), University of Toronto (MA, PhD) and the University of Leiden, the Netherlands (D.Sc.). In recognition of what was a rare event in Leiden, the Queen of the Netherlands sent her horse-drawn carriage to bring him to his 1951 D.Sc. thesis examination. In 1978, he received an honorary D.Sc. from Carleton University, where he served in various teaching, research and administrative capacities for half a century. It was an institution he loved and contributed to immensely and at which he was privileged to teach students who now reside throughout the world. He was renowned for his concern for his students, his sense of fairness and his sense of humour. His long and distinguished science career began when he joined the Department of Agriculture in Ottawa in 1939 as a researcher. He started teaching biology on a part-time basis at Carleton in 1946 and became the full-time assistant professor of its fledgling biology department in 1948. He went on to head the department and build it into one of the finest in the country. He later was Director of Science Studies and the first Dean of the university's Faculty of Science, a post he held 1963 to 1975. He served as Clerk of the university Senate 1975 to 1981 and was named Professor Emeritus of Biology in 1978.

He was perhaps best known however as Carleton's Marshal of Convocation, a role he performed and relished from 1948 to 1997. During that time he carried the mace at the head of every convocation procession except for one and was the driving force in establishing its ceremonial traditions. In recognition, he was awarded the status of Emeritus Marshal. One of Carleton's longest serving faculty members, he was given the university's Founder's Award in 1998. This is its highest non-academic honour. He was honoured by Carleton again earlier this year when its newly renovated and expanded biology facilities were renamed as the H.H.J. Nesbitt Biology Building. A widely respected researcher in the field of entomology, Dr. Nesbitt was author of approximately 80 research papers on mites and a member of the international editorial board of Acarologia (a scientific journal on ticks and mites).

He was a former president of the Zoological Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, the Royal Entomological Society, London; the Zoological Society of London, the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of America. He also was a former chairman of the Board of Governors of Algonquin College, Ottawa. The family would like to thank Dr. Anne-Marie Hamilton and the caring staff at Saint-Vincent Hospital.

Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of the Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Home (315 McLeod Street) on Thursday, May 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street (at O'Connor St.). Instead of flowers, in memoriam donations would be appreciated for the H.H.J. Nesbitt Scholarship in Biology (c/o Development & Alumni Services, Carleton University, 510 Robertson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6). Interment will be in Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa.

Published: 17 May 2002
Peacefully at home while surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday afternoon, May 15th, 2002, Rosie Mullin (nee Parsons) of Arnprior at the age of 48 years. Dear daughter of Frederick Parsons (Lorraine) of Bonne Bay, Newfoundland and of the late Marie Barnes and granddaughter of Susan Barnes also of Bonne Bay, Newfoundland. Beloved wife of Donald Mullin. Cherished mother of Neal (Sherry Guennette) of Mississauga. Rosie is also survived by her father-in-law, Len Mullin of Arnprior and her sisters-in-law, Noreen Lamorie (Joe) of Braeside, Kate Mullin (Tim Wardrop) of Nepean and Pat Smith (Marty) of Arnprior and their respective families. Fondly remembered by her very dear friends, Bob and Nancy Coyne of Arnprior. Rosie was predeceased by her only sister, Ruth Bath (Larry) of Gander Bay, Newfoundland in November, 2001. Friends may call at the Pilon Family Funeral Home, 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Saturday morning, May 18th at 11 o'clock. Interment will follow at the Malloch Road Cemetery. In remembrance, donations to the St. John Chrysostom Church Memorial Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be most appreciated by Rosie's family. Members of the CWL will assemble at the Funeral Home for Prayers on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Published: 17 May 2002
HUSSY, Andras
March 6, 1952 - May 15, 2002

Peacefully on Thursday, May 15 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Loving husband of Marilyn Reddigan and adoring father of Nicholas. Fondly remembered and cherished by extended families in Hungary and Newfoundland and by a large circle of friends, who showered him with love and affection during these difficult months. Special thanks to Dr. Rob MacRae and Dr. Louise Coulombe for their tenderness and care and to the amazing staff and volunteers of the Hospice at May Court for providing Andras with excellent palliative care in a beautiful environment. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Fourth Avenue in the Glebe on Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m. Private interment at Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice at May Court. 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa. K1S 0X1 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry.

Published: 1 June 2002
HULAN, Beulah Evelyn

Peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre, Ottawa on Friday, May 31, 2002, aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Allan Hulan and loving mother of Godden (Anna), Evelyn Parsons (Levester), Nina Marshall and the late Lowell Hulan (Lucie). Dear grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Verena Chaffey. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her many friends at Asher Place. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, on Sunday, June 2, 2002 from 1 p.m. until service time in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Interment in Robinson's, Newfoundland.

Published: 18 June 2002
CHAFE, Eleanor (nee Cole)

Peacefully at home in Ottawa on Sunday, June 16, 2002. Wife of the late William Francis Chafe. Survived by her sons Frederick and William (Teresa). Loving grandmother of Stephanie, Alison and Heather (Olin). Remembered by numerous family members in Newfoundland. There will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at a later date with interment in St. John's, Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Rm H2 - 1, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7. Funeral arrangements with the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.

Published: 18 August 2002
DALTON, Mary Dorothy

Daughter of Charles T. Martin and Helena Hachey Graduate of St. Michael's H.S., Chatham, New Brunswick War Time Service in Gander, Newfoundland with R.C.A.F. Peacefully at St. Vincent's Hospital, Friday, August 16, 2002. Mary Dorothy Martin, age 79. Beloved wife of 55 years to Terry Dalton. Dear mother of Frank (Rhea), John (Pat), Terrence (Romona), Michael (Suzanne), Erin (Sandi), Darcy (Darlene), Mary Lynn (Craig Gottfred). Loving grandmother of Francine (Dat Hoang), Tara, Kerri, Nicole (Trent Hamm), Sean, Cathy (Stuart Impett), Kelly, Caitlin, Chad, Dana, Andrew, Amy, James, Ty, Barbara-Anne, Jenna, Justine, Jessica, Joshua, Colin, Natasha, Breanna, and great-grandmother to Leah, Emily, Nathan and Kara. Predeceased by brothers Charles, Richard and Edward, and by sisters Peggy and Frances. Survived by Marie Higginbottom. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue, (west of Carlingwood), Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday to St. Basil's Church for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10 a.m. Interment Hope Cemetery. In Memoriam donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation appreciated.

Published: 5 September 2002

Suddenly on Sunday, September 1, 2002, Laura Bernadette Fillion of Ottawa at the age of 65. Predeceased by her husband Denis and her daughter Sylvie. Dearly loved mother of Lise of Vancouver, Randall and Andre of Ottawa. Daughter of the late Thomas and the late Laura Best of Newfoundland. She leaves her cherished sisters Margaret Griffin and Leni Rose (both Newfoundland) and Helen Colgan (Florida). Predeceased by her brothers Gerard and Ron. She will be fondly remembered by many other family members and close friends. She was a devoted volunteer to several charitable causes. Her kindness touched the lives of many. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod St. on Friday September 6, 2002 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic church, 95 Somerset Street W. on Saturday, September 7, 2002 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House.

Published: 9 September 2002
HOLDEN, Anthony M.

At the Peter D. Clark Centre on September 7, 2002 at the age of 70. Predeceased by his loving wife and best friend, Mildred. Father of Yvonne (June), Kirk (Marilyn) Zeta of Nfld., Aiden of Oklahoma City and Austin of Halifax. Poppy of Craig, Aaron, Adrian, Jared, Caleb and Skyler. Brother of Jackie (Joan), Kitty and Dot of Nfld., Jim (Thelma) of Prince George, Margaret (Gary) and Ruth of Ottawa. Predeceased by brothers Geoff and Patrick and sister Helen. Loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Sincere thanks to the Staff and Friends at the Peter D. Clark Centre for their loving and patient support during his stay and short illness. A family Service will be held in Newfoundland at a later date. In Memoriam donations to the Peter D. Clark Centre or to the charity of your choice appreciated.

Published: 14 September 2002

Peacefully in hospital at Renfrew on Friday morning, September 13th, 2002. Donald Norman Bradley of RR#2, Arnprior at the age of 71 years. Beloved companion of Patricia Zorn. Dear father of Cindy Klassen (Paul) and Debbie Bradley, both of Airdrie, Alberta. Stepfather of Kevin Raymond (Sharon) of St. John's, Newfoundland and Denise Mahusky (Vince) of Renfrew. Dear brother of Johnny Bradley (Margaret) of Renfrew, Joan Hanks (late Norman) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Betty Irving (Doug) of Ottawa and Dorothy Boudreau (late Bud) of Renfrew. Predeceased by 2 brothers, Wally and Lloyd. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home, 50 John Street North, Arnprior.

Published: 14 September 2002
SPURVEY, Ellen (Nellie)

Peacefully, with her family by her side at the Starwood Nursing Home on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husband John and her brother Henry McCue. Survived by her sister Mary Currie of Taunton, Massachusetts. Will be sadly missed by her two sons, Anthony (Loretta) and Matt of Fox Harbour, Newfoundland and four daughters, Mary Vinette, Rita (Joe) Kerrivan, Evelyn Smith and Bride (Bob) Robinson. Grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 5. Thanks to the caring staff at Starwood and Dr. Dobson for his kindness. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road (east of Bank) Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Monday to Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Avenue for Mass of Christin Funeral at 10 a.m. Interment in Fox Harbour, Newfoundland at a later date. In memoriam donations to the Family Support Group, Starwood Nursing Home, 114 Starwood Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 3N5, appreciated.

Published: 24 September 2002
POTTLE, Herbert Lench BA, MA, Ph.D, LL.D
Peacefully in Ottawa, on Saturday, September 21, 2002 at the age of 95. Born in Flatrock, Newfoundland in 1907, the fifteenth child of the late William Thomas Pottle and the late Patience Susannah (Evely) Pottle. He was a graduate of Mount Allison University (B.A. 1932, Gold Medallist), and the University of Toronto (M.A. 1934, Ph.D. 1937 Psychology and Education). In 1992 he was granted a LL.D. from Mt. Allison University. His accomplishments are listed in the "Who's Who of Canada". He served on the staff, Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto (1934-37) and was Clinical Psycholgist, Infants Home, Toronto (1937-38). He was inspired by his mentor Rev. Oliver Jackson, who encouraged him to "come back to Newfoundland and dedicate your life to the education of her youth ... and spend your strength for the new day in Newfoundland". To that end he became Executive Officer, Department of Education, St. John's (1938-44); Director of Child Welfare for Newfoundland and judge of the first St. John's Juvenile Court (1944-47); Commissioner for Home Affairs and Education, Commission of Government of Nfld. (1947-49), one of six men to bring Nfld. into Confederation of Canada; Minister of Public Welfare in the first provincial government (1949-55). He resigned from the Smallwood Cabinet in 1955 on a matter of principle. From 1955-63 he was the Secretary of the new Board of Information and Stewardship of The United Church of Canada in Toronto and in 1961-62 worked overseas for the United Nations. From 1963-72 he was Principal Research Officer with the Department of National Health and Welfare in Ottawa during which time he participated in a United Nations expert conference on Social Welfare in Geneva (1967). In his outstanding career he was also a member of the Board of Governors at Memorial University in St. John's; a Regent of Mount Allison University; Honorary Life member of the U.N. Association in Canada; and was associated with the Vanier Institute for the Family, and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation. In 1984 he received from Mt. Allison University the Charles Frederick Allison Award "for outstanding service" to the University and in 1992 a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), also from Mt. Allison. He is the published author of several books: Canadian Soundings: Poems, Love 1970; Dawn Without Light; Politics, Power and the People in the Smallwood Era, Breakwater, 1979; Fun on the Rock: Toward a Theory of Newfoundland Humour, Breakwater, 1983; From the Nart Shore: Out of my Childhood and Beyond, Jesperson, 1983.

He was an exemplary human being, a lifelong scholar, humanitarian, theologian, poet, author and above all a family man whose love was abiding. He is predeceased by his wife of 53 years, the former Muriel Ethel Moran and his infant son Herbert Franklin Pottle. He leaves to mourn his daughters Helen Louise (Morris Wesanko) of Ottawa and Kathryn Elaine (the late Ian Ross) of Battersea, near Kingston and grandchildren Craig, Alastair (Danielle), Frances and Susanne Ross. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Saturday, September 28, 2002 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the lounge. Private family funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.

Published: 2 October 2002)
BRINTON, Dr. Ethel

Passed away peacefully at Stillwater Creek Manor, September 28, 2002 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her sister Mary Canning and survived by her sister Hilda (Alex) Dobson. Eldest daughter of the Reverend Jacob Brinton of St. John's, Newfoundland. Loved and respected aunt of Michael (Clarissa) Canning, Jennifer Dobson (Bob Wild), Angela (Dwight) Kenney, and David (Carolyne) Dobson. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, she furthered her education in England at Bedford College, London and at Harvard University, Massachusetts. She travelled extensively in Europe and settled in Mexico City, Mexico. She lived in Mexico for 28 years and taught at the British Institute in Mexico City. During her career as a translator and respected educator on translation methods, she translated two works of the noted Mexican author, Augustin Yanez. She was director of the British Institute in Guadalajara before her retirement brought her back to Canada to be closer to her family. For her contributions to the field of translation she received an honourary doctorate from Memorial University, Newfoundland. During her retirement she kept alive her passion for the Mexican land and peoples through many presentations. Friends are invited to gather for a Funeral Service at Christ Church Bells Corners, 3861 Richmond Road, Nepean, on Thursday October 3rd at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. She will be missed by her many kind friends at Harmer House and Christ Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Church Bells Corners, 3861 Richmond Road, Nepean, ON, K2H 5C1. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at:

Published: 7 October 2002
SCOTT, Annabelle Monica

In hospital at Arnprior surrounded by family & friends ever loved and ever remembered on Saturday, October 5, 2002. Annabelle M. Schroeder of Pakenham, age 69 years. Beloved wife of the late W. Murray Scott and dear mother of John (Nancy) of Clayton, Charlene (Pat Dwyer) of Arnprior, Cheryl O'Grady (Donald) of Portugal Cove, NFLD and Carol Sharpe (Roland) of Eldee. Cherished by grandchildren Heidi, Derek, Kasey, Stacey, Christina & her baby, Strouss. Sister of Mrs. Joan Duncan (Douglas) of Pakenham and Donna Martina (John) of Napanee and sister-in-law Thelma Machan (Dave) of Pakenham. Also lovingly remembered by many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends. Sadly missed by Joey Smallwood of Newfoundland. No visiting as per her request. Friends are invited to join the family in the C.R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte On Wednesday, October 9 for Service at 1 p.m., Rev. Fr. Bill Simons officiating. Interment St. Mark's Anglican Cemetery, Pakenham. Donations in memory of Annabelle may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation and would be most appreciated by her family.

Published: 12 October 2002
CLARKE, William "Bill"
Peacefully at home on Monday, October 7, 2002. William Baxter Clarke age 54. Loving father of Anthony. Former husband of Rosemary Badcock. Dear brother of Ernest (Shirley) and Randolph (Margaret) of Bishop's Cove, Newfoundland. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road (east of Bank) Tuesday after 12 noon. A Service in Memory of Bill will be held Tuesday in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In Memoriam donations to the Salvation Army appreciated.

Published: 12 October 2002
Passed away peacefully October 10, 2002 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Sophie, loving father of daughters Jeanne Payne and Dale Poulter (Bart) and on Reg (Connie), loved grandfather of Melissa Payne and Sean Poulter. Also survived by brothers Don and Bert of St. John's, Newfoundland and many nephews and nieces. A Memorial Service will be held at the Pinecrest Cemetery Chapel (2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa) on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 3 p.m. Friends may visit prior to the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Published: 15 October 2002
CLARKE, William "Bill"
Peacefully at home on Monday, October 7, 2002. William Baxter Clarke age 54. Loving father of Anthony. Former husband of Rosemary Badcock. dear brother of Ernest (Shirley) and Randolph (Margaret) of Bishop's Cove, Newfoundland. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road (east of Bank) Tuesday after 12 noon. A Service in Memory of Bill will be held Tuesday in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In Memoriam donations to the Salvation Army appreciated.

Published: 21 October 2002)
McCLURE, Elizabeth (Betty)
Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Saturday October 19, 2002. Born in St. John's Newfoundland July 14, 1917. Daughter of the late Robert and Ethel Simms; sister of Dr. Robert Simms and Dr. Douglas Simms, both of St. John's Newfoundland. Survived by her beloved husband of sixty years, Rear Admiral Donald McClure, C.D. (RCN Ret'd) and five loved and loving children: Joan (Ed Ronsyn), David (Kathleen McMahon), Barbara (Gerry Stanton), Carol (Ray Woltman) and Christina (Paul Belanger). Cherished grandmother of Kelly Gillissie (Troy Finley), Jill Gillissie (Troy Rogala); Dan (Susan Witteveen), Krista and Julie McClure; Christopher (Suzanne Coffin) and Kerri-Lynn Stanton; Gregory and Heather Woltman; Michelle, Joey, Adam and Robbie Belanger. Great-grandmother of Samantha and Haley Finley; Liam Gillissie and Harrison Stanton. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue (west of Carlingwood) Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday to St. Basil's Church (Rex Ave.) for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10:30 a.m. Interment Beechwood National Military Cemetery. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. T. Faloon, Doctors, Nurses and Technologists of the Ottawa Hospital General Campus for their competent and compassionate care of Betty for the past 3 weeks. In Memoriam donations to the Willow Breast Cancer Support and Resource Services or the Charity of personal choice would be much appreciated by the family.

Published: 5 November 2002
EVANS, Annie Grace
Peacefully at her home in Ottawa on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at the age of 92. Formerly of Botwood, Newfoundland, Annie was predeceased by her beloved husband Nelson. Loving mother of Daphne (Toronto), June Dickson (Toronto), Doris and husband William Duke (Corpus Christi, Texas), Joan (Ottawa), Geri and husband Charles Reamer (Lantzville, B.C.) and James (Mississauga). Dear grandmother of 11 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 101 Senlac Road, Toronto, Ontario, 416-221-3404, on Tuesday, November 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 6 at 11 a.m. Interment at York Cemetery, Toronto.

Published: 16 November 2002
In hospital Perth, on Friday, November 15th, 2002 Ross Hillier age 75 (Retired owner of Hillier's T.V. Ottawa). Beloved husband of Jacqueline (Menard) Hillier. Father of Arlene Hillier of Ottawa, David of Markham, Larry, Linda, Robert, Randy, Roger, Mark and Wendy Hillier all of Ottawa. Brother of Rex and Tobitha Reid both of New Harbour, Newfoundland; stepfather of Danielle Cowling, Guy, Jean and Claude Lemieux all of Ottawa; survived by 16 grandchildren and 7 stepgrandchildren. Son-in-law of Jeanne Menard of Bourget. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth on Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. until service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Interment to be in the United Cemetery, New Harbour, Newfoundland.

Published: 16 November 2002
REILLY, Lena Mary (nee Turpin)
Lena Mary Reilly
passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2002 in the care of Barbara Riffin at the Ottawa Valley Special Care Residence. Lena had struggled valiantly with Alzheimer's disease for the past seven years. A life in service of others has sadly come to an end and the many people she touched will sadly miss her but her spirit of giving lives on in her children.

Born and raised in the small Newfoundland town of St. Lawrence, Lena left her home and family to pursue a nursing career that took her to distant locations like Sioux Lookout where serving others was more important than glamorous surroundings or a lush lifestyle. She eventually found her way to Montreal, where she met John Joseph Reilly while tending to his ailing Father. The two fell in love and married on April 30, 1960. Five exuberant, frenetic children would soon fill her life with a myriad of joys and challenges. A pillar of strength Lena dedicated her life to raising her five children while constantly moving across the country on a never-ending adventure courtesy of Canada's Armed Forces. She eventually settled in Ottawa in 1978 and grew to love her newfound home.

As her children grew and gained independence Lena channelled her energy and her passion for service to the Pastoral Care Service at Riverside Hospital until Alzheimer's made it impossible for her to continue. Her never-ending love for children was always exhibited in her devotion to her two grandchildren, Simon and Sophie.

Lena is survived by her husband John and her five children, Joseph (Beth Green), John (Kim O'Leary), Mary, James (Misty Cloud) and Patricia (Sean Smith) and her two grandchildren Simon and Sophie. Visitation will take place on Monday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) in Ottawa. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, November 19th at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, 1940 Saunderson Drive in Ottawa. Interment Hope Cemetery. If you're thinking of sending flowers Lena might say "Don't be so foolish" instead consider sending donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Ottawa, 1750 Russell Road, Suite 1742, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5Z6 (Re: Lena Reilly).

Published: 30 November 2002
OLIVER, Marjorie
Passed peacefully away at St. John's, Newfoundland. Marjorie Oliver age 93 years. Beloved mother of Peter, St. John's, Sharon, Gloucester, Bill, New York. Devoted grandmother of Brian and Anna Cormier, St. Albert, Alberta and Michael and Marjorie Cormier, Ottawa and great-grandmother of Rebecca and Laura Cormier, Edmonton. Funeral service took place on Friday, November 29, 2002 in St. John's under the care of Carnell's Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be sent to

Published: 30 November 2002
LANE, Kenneth Campbell
Passed away at the Civic Hospital November 24, 2002. Kenneth Campbell Lane, born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, to parents Joseph (deceased) and Priscilla Lane. Kenneth leaves to mourn his brother Rankin and 3 sisters, Marilyn, Carol and Linda; also his many nieces and nephews. Cremation and Mass took place in Ottawa. His remains will be sent to Grand Falls where services will be held with his family and friends. "Your humour and your courage through all your pain has given your family strength to cope with this tremendous loss". Our deepest thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Civic Hospital Ottawa Campus.

Published: 13 December 2002
CHOQUETTE, Jean (nee Elliott)
1935 - 2002

Passed away of breast cancer at home on Thursday, December 12, 2002. She is deeply mourned by her husband Andy, her children Sandra (Plouffe), Michel, Marc, Anne-Marie (Plouffe), Therese, Nathalie (Gianuzzi) and Andre. She also leaves 11 grandchildren: Gilles and Madeleine Plouffe, Maryse, Genevieve, Brigitte and Micheline Choquette, Veronique, Maxime and Vincent Plouffe, Steven and Heather Choquette. She was the oldest child of the late William and Pearl (Hayter) Elliott of Botwood, Newfoundland and the sister of Bernice, Angus, Pats, Peg, Vera and Ron. The family extends special thanks to the personnel of the Oncology Centre at the Gatineau Hospital for the excellent and very considerate care provided during treatment and the CLSC de Gatineau for the wonderful home care support they provided during a time of great need. There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 14th at 1:30 p.m. in Notre-Dame du Tres St-Rosaire Church, 5 Arthur St., Gatineau, Quebec. In memory of Jean, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Funerarium Beauchamp 561-1969.

Published: 15 December 2002
McGRATH, Sheilagh
On December 14, 2002 at St. Vincent's Hospital surrounded by all of her family. A person of immense kindness, grace and courage in the face of a long illness, she touched all who knew her. Sheilagh will be dearly missed. She is survived by her father, the Hon. James A. McGrath, former Lt. Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, mother Margaret, sisters Kathy (Russell Ure), Caroline (Denis Lecompte), Peggy (Mariusz Koper), Joanna, twin brother Sean, four nieces Kate, Molly, Thea, Sophia and nephew Patrick. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Sussex Drive, on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 2 p.m. A Memorial Eucharistic Celebration will also be held in St. John's Newfoundland at a later date. Flowers gratefully accepted or those wishing may make a donation to the Brain Tumour Research Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute.



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