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

 

2003

 

HARLEY, Ruth Margaret (nee Taylor)
Ottawa Citizen March 5, 2003 (Wednesday)
Peacefully on Monday, March 3, 2003 at the age of 94, in Ottawa. She was the deeply loved mother of Rory (Andrew) Harley, of her daughter-in-law Jane Harley and of her grandsons Christopher and Michael. She was loved deeply also by her son-in-law Richard Gwyn and by her daughter-in-law Danielle Fraser. She was cherished no less by her many lifelong friends, including Jerry and Helen O'Brien and by their daughters Sarah and Jayne and by Christian Pavey who all regarded her as their grandmother. Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Ruth Harley studied at St. Mary's Academy in Winnipeg and then moved with her parents George and Mary Taylor to St. John's, Newfoundland. There she met and married Claude Fraser; both of their children, Sandra Fraser Gwyn and Nicholas Fraser predeceased her. After Claude's death in 1944, she married naval officer Frank Harley of Glasgow, Scotland, who also predeceased her. They settled in Ottawa. By her wit, her acute intelligence, and the warmth of her hospitality, Ruth Harley maintained an exceptionally wide circle of friends from Newfoundland, from her navy days and from Ottawa. They and others may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road on Thursday, March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, 940 Rex Avenue on Friday, March 7, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory can be made to the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre Foundation or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com**


Ottawa Citizen March 8, 2003 (Saturday)
MURRAY, Edwin Neyle
- Peacefully at the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on Thursday, March 6, 2003 in his 100th year. Husband of the late Susan (nee Simpson). Loving father of Jean Murray (Michael Richard). Grandfather of Katherine and Elizabeth Murray-Richard. A private family service will be held followed by cremation. A public memorial service will occur at a later date in St. John's, Newfoundland. Funeral arrangements in care of the Memorial Funeral Home of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Memorial donations to the Trans-Canada Trail Foundation (Newfoundland Division) 43 Westminster Avenue N., Montreal, PQ H4Y 1Y8 would be appreciated. Condolences / Donations at mcgarryfamily.ca 233-4773.**


Ottawa Citizen March 14, 2003 (Friday)
DUNLOP, W. Robert "Bob" [with photo]
- In hospital, Perth on Thursday March 13th, 2003 W. Robert "Bob" Dunlop. Bob served for 24 years with the R.C.M.P. and 17 years with the Bank of Canada. He was the son of the late Percy and Anna (Armstrong) Dunlop. Beloved husband of Joan (Purdon-vandenBosch) Dunlop; loved father of Debbie Hyland of Edmonton, Anne (John) Colucci of Barrie; grandfather of Julie and Thomas Hyland and Amy and Laura Colucci; stepfather of David (Janet) vandenBosch of St. John's Newfoundland, Rob (Sarah) vandenBosch of Frankville, David (Regina) Johnson of Franktown; brother of late Helene Kenny. Bob will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Clayton Kenny of Carleton Place, Marth Purdon and Jean and Wayne Sabourin, his family and good friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, Friday March 14th, 2003 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held in the spring in Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. In remembrance, contributions to the Foundation of the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth or the Lung Association would be appreciated. Bob faced his illness with courage and dignity, he was an inspiration to all who knew him.
"When a loved one becomes a memory, a memory becomes a treasure. Treasure the memories."**


Ottawa Citizen March 20, 2003 (Thursday)
NOAH, Donald George
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Computing Devices - Retired [with photo] - Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 Donald George Noah, aged 70. Beloved husband of Mary Gardiner. Devoted father of Janice Potter (Lloyd), David, Stephen (Hae Won) and Nancy Brady (Michael). Cherished grandfather of Katie, Gregory, Ryan, Derec, Simon, Isaac and Anthony. Much loved brother of Edgar (Shirley) Ottawa, Diane Walsh (Adrian) Kentville, NS and Robert (Linda) Mt. Pearl, Nfld. Brother-in-law of Carol Anne Kirby (Roy), Arthur Gardiner (Pierrette) and Yvonne Gardiner (late David). Predeceased by his parents George and Mamie Noah. Also left to mourn are several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road (east of Bank Street), Friday, March 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday March 22, 2003 to Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Sanderson Drive, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Louise Coulombe for her excellent care and support and all the VON nurses, especially Edna Hamilton and Linda Lafoley.**


Ottawa Citizen March 20, 2003 (Thursday)
VRIEZEN, Bernard Johan (Ben)
- Sadly, and with overwhelming grief we announce the passing of dear Ben at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Tuesday afternoon, March 18th, surrounded by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Doris, and family. Survived by his brother Wim (Netty), sisters Marian (Kees) of the Netherlands, Inge (Han) of Virginia, Anke (Cris) of New York, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law of Newfoundland and many nieces and nephews and friends in the Netherlands, USA, Australia and Canada. Predeceased by his parents Wim and Anna Vriezen of Amsterdam and twin brother John.

Ben's career in the burgeoning computer industry included the airlines which awakened a lifelong love of travel and adventure. His later career as a specialist in defence software initiated a lively and intelligent relationship with the world of computerization which he continued as a beloved hobby in his retirement. He embraced many interests including sailing, reading and collecting books, the arts, history, politics and accumulated a prodigious knowledge of Winston Churchill and his era.

Ben was a member of the Dutch-Canadian Society and the International Churchill Society. He was fascinated by the natural world and nurtured a keen enjoyment of the blessings of life. His quiet faith was a wellspring of joy and greatly enhanced his outlook on life. Ben's circle of friends and relations spanned the globe and remained very close to his heart throughout his life. His great humour, hospitality and conviviality will be sorely missed.

Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore Drive and Baseline Road) on Friday, March 21, 2003 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church, 1135 March Road, Kanata on Saturday at 2 p.m. Memorial donations in Ben's name could be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Eastern Ontario. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com**


Published: 28 June 2003
MURPHY, Douglas (Bud) Ret. R.C. SIGS/DND
Public Servant

After a short and courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, June 26, 2003, age 62 years. Beloved husband of Roselyn Vincent. Loving father of Marie and Sean. Much loved brother of Frank (Jean), Joan, Brenda, Chris (Pat), Mary (Philip) and Trisha (Robert). He will also be greatly missed by his mother-in-law Ruth Vincent, many brothers-and-sisters-in-law and nephews and nieces. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Drive and Baseline Road) on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation with inurnment later in Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers donations to the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com 


Published: 24 June 2003
EBSARY, Samuel Henry
(WWII VETERAN, EX-RAF-POW)

Passed away peacefully on June 20, 2003, at the Ottawa General Hospital, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Joan. Dear father of Pauline, John (Denise), Sally (Andrew) and Michael (Cathy). Proud grandfather of Paul, Christine, Adrian, Sean, Sophie, Tara, Shannon, Cooper, Charlotte and Caitlin. Dear brother of Alice, Cass, Margaret and the late Elvina all of Newfoundland. Thanks to the staff at the Perley Rideau Veteran's Health Centre Ottawa 2 East for their support and care. Thanks also to the staff on 61 East at the Ottawa General Hospital. A service will be held at the Perley Rideau Veteran's Health Centre at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Perley Rideau Veteran's Health Centre or the Canadian Diabetic Association.


Published: 13 June 2003
JOHNSTONE, Ann

Suddenly in hospital, on Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at the age of 71. Daughter of the late Nora Johnstone (nee Ruttle), of Montreal and the late James Ainsworth Johnstone of Howick, Quebec. Sister of Neil (Jacque) of Geneva, Rick (Bonnie) of Newfoundland and Christine Arlett of Newfoundland. Also leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews and dear friends. Graduate of Ecolint and University of Geneva. Retired from the Departments of Transport and Justice. Formerly editor of Saturday Night and a Barrister from the Middle Temple, England. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McEvoy Shields Funeral Home, 235 Kent St., Ottawa. In memory of Ann donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. For information 232-5337.


Published: 31 May 2003
MOONEY, Gilles
1938 - 2003

Passed away on Thursday, May 29th, 2003, at the age of 64. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas Mooney and Bernadette Gratton, one sister, Madeleine. Survived by his brothers: John Mooney of Hull and Henry (Gloria) of Ottawa; his sisters: Monique Mooney of Hull, Marie (Denis Hupe) of Ottawa and Helene (Paul Desjardins) of Newfoundland; also survived by many nephews and nieces. VISITATIONS: on Sunday, June 1st 2003 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Monday, June 2nd, 2003, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. FUNERAL SERVICE: will be held on Monday, June 2nd at 1 p.m. at Cocathedrale St-Joseph, 245 boul. St-Joseph, Hull, Qc., Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral arrangements by Serge Legault Funeral Home Inc., 81 St-Laurent Blvd., Hull, Qc J8X 1L8. For your condolence messages send a Facsimile to (819) 771-7066 or E-Mail at serge.legault2@sympatico.ca


Published: 26 May 2003
KIRK, Elsie Harriett (nee Parmiter)
born Topsail, Newfoundland May 9, 1922. She passed away peacefully in Toronto May 21, 2003 in her 82nd year. Elsie was raised in Regina, Sask. and lived all her adult life in Ottawa. Dearly loved wife of the late David Kirk. Survived by daughter Lesley (and Roy Savage), granddaughters Sarah (and Jose Luis Sanchez) and Amanda (Clyne), great granddaughter Avila and brother Edgar Parmiter of St. John's, Nfld. Elsie will be remembered for her elegance, her sharp intellect and her lifelong interest in art and ideas. Her passion was reading and she read a wide range of books from many countries and many disciplines. She was also a supporter of arts, charitable and co-operative organizations. Friends wishing to honor Elsie's memory could make a donation to a charity or community organization of their choice. Private family interment of ashes will take place later this year.


Published: 17 May 2003
THOMAS, Ethel
Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on May 16, 2003, Ethel Thomas age 73. Former wife and friend of William Thomas. Loving mother of Glen, Dale (Johanne), Helen (Tom Chateauvert), Ken and Gary (Cairine). Dear grandmother of Stephanie, Andrea (their mother Joan), Matthew, William, Jared, Cameron and Brennan. Ethel will be fondly remembered by many friends as well as her brother and sisters and their families in her native Newfoundland. A special thanks to the staff at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus Intensive Care Unit. A Service in Memory of Mrs. Thomas will be held Monday in the Chapel of the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road (east of Bank) at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Lung Association Ottawa-Carleton Region appreciated.


Published: 14 May 2003
GILL, Ivy
In Loving Memory

Peacefully with her family by her side at the Ottawa General Hospital on Monday, May 12, 2003. Ivy Gill (nee Bonnell) of Iroquois, Ontario, in her 70th year. Leaving to give thanks for her life and the joy she brought to theirs are her husband of 45 years Arthur Gill and their children Valerie Ryan (Mike) of Iroquois, Roma Glynn (Pat) of Carseland, Alberta, Cindy Gill of Ottawa and Gerry Gill (Angie Brazier) of Stittsville; her grandchildren Lorna, Andy, Dorianne, Shea, Rebecca, Clint and Lee; and her great-grandchildren Jordon and Jenna. Predeceased by her parents Leo and Hannah Bonnell of Lamaline, Newfoundland and siblings Reg, Jessie, Lou, Bert and Max. Loving sister of Joyce Rogers, Ella Pitman and Bob Bonnell. Also predeceased by her beloved step-mother Julie Bonnell. Dear half sister of Churchill Bonnell, Tom Bonnell, Lowell Bonnell, Vera Bonnell, Anna Buffett, George Bonnell, Christie Lovell, and Edwin Bonnell. Special sister-in-law of Bernice Bonnell and Beatty Bonnell. She will be greatly missed by all that had the good fortune to know her. A memorial service will be held at the Iroquois United Church, 2 Elizabeth Dr., on Friday, May 16, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations would be welcomed to the Iroquois United Church Window Fund or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois (613-652-4452).


Published: 8 May 2003
NICHOLL, Wilfred W. Fred of Carbonear, Newfoundland
Peacefully with his wife by his side, at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Tuesday May 6th, 2003, in his 84th year. Loving husband and best friend of Pat. Dear father of Daphne, Gordon (Sandra), Glenda (Paul Courtice) and Claudia (Peter Brews). Proud Poppy of Jennifer, Catherine, Robin, Tyler and Laura and 9 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his brother Arthur (Veronica) and sister Violet (Nelson Hodder) and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road) on Thursday May 8, 2003, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service on Friday at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 930 Watson Street, Ottawa at 2:00 p.m. For those who wish, a donation to St. Stephen's Anglican Church or to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Tributes, condolences or memories may be made to www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com


Published: 6 May 2003
VEITCH, John (Jack) Francis Stephen
Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, the 4th day of May, 2003, in his 86th year. Devoted husband to the late Louise Mary Burke. The son of the late William Veitch and Mary Elisabeth (Min) Carroll of Holyrood, Newfoundland and brother to Anne and the late George, Elizabeth, Greg, William, James and Fred. Father to Alma (Larry), Anne (Rolly), Irene (Richard), Louis (Julie), Brian (Maxine), Ruth (Marty), George (Catharine), Ian, Mary, Judy, Mark (Cindy) and the late Patrick, Hugh and Paul Craig. Grandfather to Debbie (Ross), Lisa (Jason), Ryan, Sara, Nicholas, Anthony, David (Kysha), Christopher, Ben, Jessica, Danny, Jason, Jennifer, Emily, Devon, Laura, Thomas, Nathanial, Aynsley, Adam, Jasmine, Shannon and the late Dennis and Jeffrey. Great-grandfather to Teagon, Kyle, and Calvin.

He will be proudly remembered and always loved as a man who wanted to help the people of the world. His work in Canadian and international development encompassed the far corners of the earth including St. Albans and Marystown in Newfoundland; Inuvik and all the communities of the North West Territories and Nunavut; Kuching on the island of Borneo; Thabana di Mele in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, southern Africa; Island Lake in northern Manitoba; and Lampang in Thailand. He finally settled in what became our family home, Ottawa.

Our father took the challenges faced by the people of these far flung communities and made them his own. His purpose was to work with them to achieve a higher standard of living by forming cooperative units. When he left a community, it was in the hope he had made a difference in their lives and for many, he had. Our father placed value in people, not things, and he took pride in the fact that 40 years after his departure, the people of the community of Inuvik remember and speak fondly of Jack Veitch. We all saw his life long traits of courage, perseverance and eternal optimism which allowed him to face these challenges and succeed where others had failed. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment was the range of people he successfully made contact with. He was able to find the words that closed the distance between the man from the outports of Newfoundland and the Inuit of Canada's arctic circle or the Iban people in the jungles of Borneo on the equator.

Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Drive and Baseline Road) on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 194 Fourth Avenue on Thursday, May 8, at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Hope Cemetery. For those who wish, a donation to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences and tributes may be made to www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com


Published: 20 March 2003
VRIEZEN, Bernard Johan (Ben)
Sadly, and with overwhelming grief we announce the passing of dear Ben at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Tuesday afternoon, March 18th, surrounded by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Doris, and family. Survived by his brother Wim (Netty), sisters Marian (Kees) of the Netherlands, Inge (Han) of Virginia, Anke (Cris) of New York, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law of Newfoundland and many nieces and nephews and friends in the Netherlands, USA, Australia and Canada. Predeceased by his parents Wim and Anna Vriezen of Amsterdam and twin brother John.

Ben's career in the burgeoning computer industry included the airlines which awakened a lifelong love of travel and adventure. His later career as a specialist in defence software initiated a lively and intelligent relationship with the world of computerization which he continued as a beloved hobby in his retirement. He embraced many interests including sailing, reading and collecting books, the arts, history, politics and accumulated a prodigious knowledge of Winston Churchill and his era.

Ben was a member of the Dutch-Canadian Society and the International Churchill Society. He was fascinated by the natural world and nurtured a keen enjoyment of the blessings of life. His quiet faith was a wellspring of joy and greatly enhanced his outlook on life. Ben's circle of friends and relations spanned the globe and remained very close to his heart throughout his life. His great humour, hospitality and conviviality will be sorely missed.

Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore Drive and Baseline Road) on Friday, March 21, 2003 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church, 1135 March Road, Kanata on Saturday at 2 p.m. Memorial donations in Ben's name could be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Eastern Ontario. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com


Published: 14 Mach 2003
DUNLOP, W. Robert "Bob"
In hospital, Perth on Thursday March 13th, 2003 W. Robert "Bob" Dunlop. Bob served for 24 years with the R.C.M.P. and 17 years with the Bank of Canada. He was the son of the late Percy and Anna (Armstrong) Dunlop. Beloved husband of Joan (Purdon-vandenBosch) Dunlop; loved father of Debbie Hyland of Edmonton, Anne (John) Colucci of Barrie; grandfather of Julie and Thomas Hyland and Amy and Laura Colucci; stepfather of David (Janet) vandenBosch of St. John's Newfoundland, Rob (Sarah) vandenBosch of Frankville, David (Regina) Johnson of Franktown; brother of late Helene Kenny. Bob will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Clayton Kenny of Carleton Place, Marth Purdon and Jean and Wayne Sabourin, his family and good friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, Friday March 14th, 2003 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held in the spring in Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. In remembrance, contributions to the Foundation of the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth or the Lung Association would be appreciated. Bob faced his illness with courage and dignity, he was an inspiration to all who knew him.
"When a loved one becomes a memory, a memory becomes a treasure. Treasure the memories."


Published: 8 March 2003
MURRAY, Edwin Neyle
Peacefully at the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on Thursday, March 6, 2003 in his 100th year. Husband of the late Susan (nee Simpson). Loving father of Jean Murray (Michael Richard). Grandfather of Katherine and Elizabeth Murray-Richard. A private family service will be held followed by cremation. A public memorial service will occur at a later date in St. John's, Newfoundland. Funeral arrangements in care of the Memorial Funeral Home of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Memorial donations to the Trans-Canada Trail Foundation (Newfoundland Division) 43 Westminster Avenue N., Montreal, PQ H4Y 1Y8 would be appreciated.


Published: 5 March 2003
HARLEY, Ruth Margaret (nee Taylor)
Peacefully on Monday, March 3, 2003 at the age of 94, in Ottawa. She was the deeply loved mother of Rory (Andrew) Harley, of her daughter-in-law Jane Harley and of her grandsons Christopher and Michael. She was loved deeply also by her son-in-law Richard Gwyn and by her daughter-in-law Danielle Fraser. She was cherished no less by her many lifelong friends, including Jerry and Helen O'Brien and by their daughters Sarah and Jayne and by Christian Pavey who all regarded her as their grandmother. Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Ruth Harley studied at St. Mary's Academy in Winnipeg and then moved with her parents George and Mary Taylor to St. John's, Newfoundland. There she met and married Claude Fraser; both of their children, Sandra Fraser Gwyn and Nicholas Fraser predeceased her. After Claude's death in 1944, she married naval officer Frank Harley of Glasgow, Scotland, who also predeceased her. They settled in Ottawa. By her wit, her acute intelligence, and the warmth of her hospitality, Ruth Harley maintained an exceptionally wide circle of friends from Newfoundland, from her navy days and from Ottawa. They and others may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road on Thursday, March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, 940 Rex Avenue on Friday, March 7, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory can be made to the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre Foundation or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com


Published: 6 February 2003
FOLEY, Daniel Bernard
Suddenly on Tuesday, February 4, 2003, Danny Foley, age 43, dearly loved husband of Kathy Shay. Will be sadly missed by Marian and James Shay of Manotick, Fred, Lois, Jesse and Carrisa Shay of Merrickville, nephew Langford Roy of Ottawa and dear friends; also, many family members and good fishing buddies in St. John's. Mass and interment to be held in St. John's, Newfoundland. Arrangements entrusted to Tubman Funeral Homes, 722-6559.
The Ottawa Citizen, Area Code 613


Published: 23 January 2003
ROBILLARD, Frank
Passed away peacefully at the age of 60 years with his wife Suzanne (nee Chenier) and his loving family by his side. He will be sadly missed by his wife and family. He leaves to mourn his daughter Suzie Robillard of Edmonton and two brothers Ronald (Marilyn), Joseph (Lois) of Welland, Ontario and five sisters Claudette D'Amour, Joan Grimard, Shirley (Andrew Krichtoff), Nancy (Ward Draper) and Rose (Gerard Lamoureux). Predeceased by his parents Charles Robillard and Mildred (nee Seccull), brothers Norman and Earl. He leaves many nieces and nephews, one aunt and uncle and many close brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He also leaves his stepchildren Christine (Glenn) of Newfoundland, Phillipe (Tina) and Marc of Welland, Ontario, five grandchildren Amanda, Jordon, Krystal, Cassie and Isabelle. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road, on Thursday, January 23rd from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 25th at 11 a.m. The family wish to thank all the nurses from the VON and his guardian angel Dr. Louise Coulombe. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Published: 16 January 2003
TIBBO, Simeon Noel
August 15, 1914 - January 11, 2003
Newfoundlander Noel Tibbo
, recently of Nanaimo, B.C., formerly of Ottawa and St. Andrews, N.B., passed away suddenly, with his devoted wife of 56 years, Pat, (Edith A. Knapp) and family by his side. Proud father of four, Carla Gail (Gerry), Margaret Elizabeth - Peggy (Basil), Susan Lynne (Peter) and Robert Paul - Bob (Deborah), and loving grandfather of seven, Mark, Adam, Ryan, Ellyn, Meagan, Christina and Maxwell. Noel was predeceased by his parents in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, and by his beloved brothers, Carl (1942), Hubert (1977) and Wilson (1995). He is survived by his only sister, Belle of Calgary, Alberta.

An internationally recognized marine biologist specializing in pelagic species, Noel Tibbo held degrees from Memorial University, Acadia University and the University of Toronto. His professional scientific life began with the Newfoundland Fisheries Board in the 1930s, and then the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. During his professional career he was stationed at St. Andrews, N.B., where he became Deputy Director and at national headquarters in Ottawa. He was a Member of ICNAF, ICCAT, CIDA and numerous other professional bodies. Noel authored and co-authored numerous publications and books and contributed significantly to his community as Kiwanis Club member, United Church Treasurer, School Board Chairman, Town Councilor in St. Andrews and Deputy Mayor. Since retiring from the Canadian public service in 1975, Noel spent many years as a consulting scientific advisor for fisheries projects in Senegal, Sri Lanka, Nicaragua, Guyana, as well as in Canada, where he made significant contributions in the Atlantic Region. Latterly, he concentrated more on his family, golf and his stock portfolio! Until his last day Noel was mentally strong, his sense of humour and his determination intact. A memorial service will be held in Ottawa on Saturday, January 18th at 10:30 a.m., in the West Chapel at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry (150 Woodroffe Avenue). Inurnment and reception to follow at Pinecrest Remembrance Reception Centre, 2500 Baseline Road. The family gratefully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Noel Tibbo Scholarship Fund, Acadia University Development Office, Wolfville, N.S., B4P 2R6.


Published: 26 November 2003
DAWE, James Donald
Passed away at the Pembroke General Hospital on Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 in his 83rd year. Don Dawe of Petawawa, is holding hands once again with his beloved wife, Norah Dawe (nee Malone). Dearly loved father to Elizabeth Rosche (Frank); Norah Kerrivan; James Dawe (Claire) and Violet Campbell (Jim). Loving grandfather to Tom Rosche (Kathy); Shelleagh Jackman (Wes); David Kerrivan (Susan); Keith Dawe (Asaka); Aaron Dawe (Hiromi) and James and Brianna Campbell. Loving great-grandfather to Kimberley, Benjamin and Madalynn Rosche and Peter and Katie Kerrivan. Brother of Victoria Kilpatrick of Montreal, PQ and Elsie McGrandel of London, Ontario. Predeceased by Jacob Dawe, Florence Fraser, Clarence Dawe, Violet Turner, Gordon Dawe. Son of the late Samuel Henry Dawe and Elizabeth Dawe (nee Bishop). He is survived by sisters-in-law Peg Malone (the late Henry), Peg Malone (the late Mick) in Ireland and Peg Matthews (Ron) in England and many nieces and nephews in Canada and abroad.

Don was born in Burnt Head, Newfoundland and grew up in Montreal. As a young man he enlisted with the Black Watch. He served in Africa, Italy and Holland during the last great war. He also served in Korea with the PPCLI, a NATO posting to Germany and a UN Peacekeeping posting in Cyprus with the 2nd Battalion Canadian Guards.

Don met and married Norah, the light of his life, in London, England and claimed to have Irish luck from then on. They enjoyed the travel and many friends made in the 27 years of military life. They survived all the separations and changes, the laughter and tears, together. Home was always wherever Dad and Mom were at the moment. They chose Petawawa to retire and enjoyed having "roots" at last. He's wearing a red shirt, just for you, Mom! A private family celebration was held under the good care of Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, 141 Renfrew Street, Pembroke, Ontario, followed by cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the CNIB, Heart and Stroke or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Published: 19 November 2003
MURPHY, Reverend John Thomas Of Heritage United Church, Musgravetown, Newfoundland, died November 16, 2003 while visiting in Ottawa. He is survived by his children Ryan, at Mount Alison University, Sackville N.B., and Erin, at L.B. Pearson United World College, Victoria B.C.; their mother Lori, of Lethbridge, Newfoundland and grandmother Phyllis Philpott of Musgravetown, Newfoundland; by his parents Isabel and Stephen Murphy, brother Doug (Marie Kusters) and aunt Mary Murphy, all of Ottawa; and by aunt and uncle Ruth and Donald Parr of Guelph. John is also survived by cousins, a nephew and nieces in Ontario and Newfoundland. The funeral will be held at Heritage United Church, Musgravetown, on Saturday November 22 at 2:00 p.m. with interment at the church cemetery. A service of remembrance will be held in Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, on Saturday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Manse Fund of Heritage United Church or to the Anniversary Scholarship Fund c/o Heritage United Church.


Published: 4 November 2003
ENGLISH, Eleanor Florence
Beloved wife of James Albert English for 54 years; loving mother of Darlene Ann English (husband Douglas Forbes) of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and grandchildren Alexander and Colin; and of Mark Alan English of Ottawa (wife Tammy) and grandchildren Dominique and Erika; after a long and heroic battle with cancer. Daughter of the late John Christopher Hill and his wife Mary Edith (nee Silverson). Sister of Alice Leighton of Victoria B.C.; predeceased by brothers Watson and George Hill of Montreal and sisters Gladys McKortle of Ottawa, Phyllis Fenlon of London, Ontario and Ruth Hill of Montreal. Also niece Diane Cutajar and nephews Michael, Wayne and Brian Fenlon all of London, Ontario and niece Carol Wattie of Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 at the Pinecrest Remembrance Visitation Centre at 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service in the Pinecrest Chapel at noon. A gathering of family and friends will follow in the Pinecrest Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society Research Fund would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cole Funeral Services, telephone 613-831-7122.


Published: 24 October 2003
STONE, Gerald Albert
Peacefully in hospital, following a brief illness, on Thursday, October 23, 2003, aged 81 years. Beloved husband of the late Alma Ruth Pynn. Dear father of Jean Stone-Seguin (Bernard), Judy Fletcher (Alden) and Bill. Loving grandfather of Danielle, Priscilla, Shari and Cristi. Brother of Jean Donnelly (Douglas) of Toronto, Shirley Greene (Jerry), Beryl Reid (Jim), Gertrude Snow (John) and Robert (Elizabeth) all of Newfoundland. Brother-in-law of Joy of Milton, Ontario. Predeceased by his daughter Shirley and his brother Bill. Memorial service private. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Gerald please consider the Carleton Lodge Donor's Trust, R.R. #2, Nepean, ON K2C 3H1. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com


Published: 14 October 2003
BARTLETT, Samuel W.
Peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, on Sunday, October 12th, 2003 aged 79 years. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Bartlett (nee Thompson). He is survived by his son Stuart of Ottawa, daughter Jane Clifton (Wayne) of Victoria, B.C., his grandchildren Sarah and Jaime, and his sister Helen Udell of Carbonear, NFLD. Sam was born in Brigus, NFLD, and resided in both Newfoundland and Ottawa during the past 25 years. He worked with the Federal Dept. of Fisheries for 39 years, was instrumental in creating the public gardens in Brigus, NFLD and completed extensive historical research concerning the arctic explorer, Capt. Bob Bartlett. A funeral will be held at Trinity United Church, 1099 Maitland Ave., Ottawa on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. Interment at the Bartlett Cemetery, Brigus, NFLD. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Arrangements in care of the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.


Published: 4 October 2003
KENT, Edward James (Ed)
Age 60 years
, passed away suddenly but peacefully on October 1st, 2003, in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, formerly of Montreal, Quebec. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Annette. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Linda (Ryan of St. Brendan's), son Jason (Derrick) of Calgary, Alberta, daughter Amanda (Andrew) of Montreal, Quebec, step-children Gregory, Deanne and Matthew Duff of Portugal Cove, brothers David (Barbara) of Contoocook, New Hampshire, Michael (Joanne) of Lachine, Quebec, sister Beverley (Edward) Kearns of Brinston, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by a large circle of family and friends both near and far. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road, St. John's, NF. Visitation on Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 7 to 9 p.m, Monday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral from St. Teresa's Parish, October 7th, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada www.heartandstroke.ca and condolences and further inquiries may be sent via e-mail to: kent2003@telus.net     A memorial service will be scheduled for Montreal, Quebec in mid-October, 2003.


Published: 2 October 2003
MULLIN, Donald
Peacefully at home while surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday evening, September 30th, 2003. Donald Joseph Mullin of Arnprior at the age of 56 years. Dear son of Len Mullin of Arnprior and the late Frances Foran. Beloved husband of the late Rosie Parsons (May 15th, 2002). Cherished father and best friend of Neal of Mississauga. Dear brother of Noreen Lamorie (Joe) of Braeside, Kate Mullin (Tim Wardrop) of Nepean and Pat Smith (Martin) of Arnprior. Special son-in-law of Fred Parsons (Lorraine) of Bonne Bay, Newfoundland and of the late Marie Barnes. Also survived by nieces, nephews as well as many friends and acquaintances. Friends may call at the PILON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Friday morning, October 3rd at 10:30. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. For those wishing to remember Don, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by his family. Members of the Knights of Columbus, Council 2082, Arnprior will assemble at the funeral home for prayers on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.


Published: 27 Septmeber 2003
THEORIN, Jean Margaret (nee Snow)
The family of Jean announce with great sorrow her passing in Ottawa on Tuesday, September 9, 2003, in her 92nd year. She leaves her daughters, Mary Johnston, Jean Sharpe, Cynthia Galloway, Bernadette Truesdell and Annette Vandermeer; grandchildren Kim, Pamela, Paul, Tony, Nyree, Jenny, Roger, Henning and Jeanie and great-grandchildren, Cara, Joey, Victoria, Charlotte, Taylor, Alexandra, Brodrick and Brandon. Predeceased by her first husband John Murphy and second husband Bill Theorin, grandson Gregory, granddaughter Belinda; parents Frank and Ada (Knight) Snow and several brothers and sisters, all formerly of Newfoundland. Jean's family wishes to thank her friends and caregivers for all their love and support.


Published: 24 September 2003
BARTLETT, Shirley Eleanor (nee Thompson)
Passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, on Friday, September 19th, 2003. She is survived by her husband Samuel, son Stuart of Ottawa, daughter Jane Clifton (Wayne) of Victoria, BC and their daughters Sarah and Jaime, brother Ralph of South Brookfield, NS, sister-in-law Helen Udell of Carbonear, NL, and many nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and British Columbia. Shirley was born in Liverpool, NS and lived most of her life in Newfoundland and then Ottawa where she was active in the Arts Community. Friends may pay their respects at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road), Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, September 24, 2003. Visitation at 12:00 noon followed by a funeral service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. reception to follow. Interment will take place in the Bartlett Cemetery, Brigus, Newfoundland. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.


Published: 16 August 2003
WOOD, Ardeth
On Wednesday August 6th, 2003, aged 27 years, daughter of Catherine and Brendan Wood of Orleans, Ontario, sister of Crispin and Colum, granddaughter of Claire and Basil Wood of Victoria, British Columbia and the late Dr. John B. and Margaret Ashley of St. John's, Newfoundland. Also leaving to mourn her uncles Reverend Father William F. Ashley, Lorne Wood and his wife Patty and John Ashley and his wife Joni, her aunt Margaret Ashley O'Brien and her husband John; cousins Christopher and William Wood, Katherine and Susanna Ashley, Alicia, Nicholas, Deirdre, Conor, Timothy and Liam O'Brien. Friends may call at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Solemn High Mass of Requiem will be offered at the Basilica Cathedral of Notre Dame, Sussex Drive, Ottawa on Monday, August 18, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. The Family will announce next week the details of a fund to be established in Ardeth's name.
Requiescat in Pace


Published: 12 August 2003
CULL, Marguerite (Billowes)
Suddenly of heart failure early Monday morning, August 11th, 2003, our beloved Marguerite Amelia has left us all too soon, at the young age of 70. Loving mother of Tony, Larry (life partner of Deborah Andrews) and Chris Finn; beloved grandmother of Paris, Nick, Lyndsay, David and little Sydney Mae Amelia and loving companion of Colin Billowes. Survived by sisters, Vera, Jackie, Theo, Sylvia and Shirley and predeceased by siblings, Jack (WWII) and Molly. Marguerite, a native of Newfoundland, was well known as an early childhood educator before her retirement and helped set many an Ottawa child on their way in life equipped with wonderful values. Well known as a master potter, she was a founding member of Crossroads Canadian Fine Crafts and her pots can be found in a place of pride in many a household worldwide. Her loving disposition and outstanding ability to care made her a friend of many. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends, both in Canada and in Florida, where she enjoyed the winters in recent years. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the heart research funds in her name. The family will be in attendance for a memorial gathering at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial celebrating her life will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com 


Published: 19 July 2003
DWYER, Josiah (Jody)
Suddenly on Wednesday, July 16, 2003, Josiah (Jody) Harold Dwyer, born March 15, 1949 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland passed away. Son of the late Stanley Dwyer and Orella Goodyear Dwyer of Grand Falls. Beloved husband of Joan DesRosiers Dwyer. Loving father of Matthew Stanley Dwyer, Stephanie Erica Dwyer and Brittany Kristina Dwyer. Dear brother of Eric Roger Dwyer and beloved sister Wendy Elizabeth Dwyer Lemieux (Pierre). Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Rita DesRosiers and brothers-in-law Robert DesRosiers (Gisele), Andre DesRosiers, Jacques DesRosiers and Jean-Francois DesRosiers (Patricia). Jody joined the federal government in 1971 after graduating from Memorial University (St. John's), Technical University of N.S. (Industrial Engineer) and Ottawa University (M.B.A.) At the time of his death, he was a Senior Planning Advisor for Agriculture Canada. His greatest joy in life was his family, as was evident by his participation in everything they did. He will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 580 Eagleson Road, Kanata, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at St. Thomas Anglican Church Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment Parish Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute appreciated.


Published: 9 July 2003
BARR, Randy
(Owner - Barr Lumber 1957-1990)
(Former employee - Cavanagh Construction)

Peacefully in hospital at Arnprior on Monday evening, July 7, 2003. Randall Walter "Randy" Barr of Pakenham at the age of 61 years. Dear son of Mrs. Retta Barr of Pakenham and of the late Herbert Barr. Beloved husband and best friend of Jean (nee Cavanagh). Dearly loved father of Steven, his wife Cara and their children Rylee and Cameron; Stacie Barr-Legree, her husband Terry and their son Cody; Shelley Brown, her husband Curtis and their children Cassidy and Jaxson. Dear brother of Bert Barr (Daphne) of Paradise, Newfoundland and Claude Barr (Bonnie) of London, Ontario. Friends may call at the PILON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. only. A celebration of Randy's life will be conducted at Randy's Homeplace, 2641 Ninth Concession, Pakenham on Thursday morning, July 10th at 11 o'clock. Rev. Bill Simons of St. Mark's Anglican Church, Pakenham to officiate. Interment will follow at St. Mark's Anglican Cemetery. For those wishing to remember Randy, a donation to the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital, St. Mark's Anglican Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be most appreciated by his family.


Published: 8 July 2003
WEIR, Robert Douglas "Doug"
Suddenly at home on Saturday July 5, 2003. Doug Weir, dear son of Irene Weir and the late Hugh Weir. Predeceased by his wife Georgine. Loving father of Kelly (Newfoundland). Survived by brothers Bruce (Montreal), Wallace (Vancouver) and profoundly missed by his twin sister Heather Cook (Ottawa). The family will receive friends at Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home and Chapel, 180 Montreal Road, East of the Vanier Parkway on Thursday July 10, 2003 from 7-9 p.m.


Published: 5 July 2003
BRADBURY, Margaret Paula (nee Brophy)
Peacefully in Carleton Lodge Retirement Home, Friday, July 4, 2003 in her 88th year. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland. Wife of the late Louis Bradbury. Much loved mother of Robert and Jeannie wife of K. Wayne Crawford. Predeceased by daughter Paula and son Bill. Will be sadly missed by her 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Austin Brophy (Rose). Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue (west of Carlingwood) Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. A special thank you to the staff at Carleton Lodge. Your care and kindness was very much appreciated. In Memoriam donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

 

 

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