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The Ottawa Citizen
Announcements - 2008



Ottawa Citizen August 6, 2008 (Wednesday)
- Carlie Gervais and Justin Cranford would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Addison Laurie Cranford, born on June 06, 2008, weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz. Proud grandparents are John Gervais and Donna Kerrigan of Ottawa and Garry and Margo Cranford of St. John's, NL. Great grandparents Stanley Gervais of Ottawa and Rita and Gerald Cranford of New Harbour, NL.

CRAWLEY, Ron [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen March 31, 2008 (Monday)
Ron Crawley
's heart stopped beating on the morning of March 27, 2008. It was a big heart that embraced all that was good and fair in this world. "A Distance Traveled", the title of Ron's unfinished memoirs, aptly describes his life's journey. In his formative years, Ron lived in the shadow of the steel plant where many family members of earlier generations and his own generation worked. As he said in his memoirs, he grew up in a company house in Sydney, Nova Scotia "with the sounds, sights, smells and feel of the steel mill. I woke up and went to bed with the sounds of the plant; the dumping of slag, the clang of the tie mill and the constant sounds of trucks and trains in and out of the plant. The sight of the belching smokestack was there whenever I looked out the window or went out the door. The smells of the burning minerals and gases from the mill and coke ovens next to the plant were ever present. Too much time spent outdoors and you could feel the grit in your hair and on your skin".

For a playground, Ron and his friends used the tar brook and tar ponds, "black noxious goop that we actually tried to walk on after the hot July weather had hardened it around the edges". They would run through the fields near the coke ovens when the gases were released, "pretending it was London fog" and jump from the tops of the huge coal banks into the coal below, ending up covered from head to toe in coal dust.

After graduating high school, he attended Xavier College in Sydney for a year. The following summer, he worked in the steel plant, but then the accumulated toxic exposures of the previous years took their toll when Ron developed a serious case of lymphoma, which very nearly claimed his young life. It was only the robustness of youth and his exuberant spirit that, after two incredibly difficult years, saved him from an early, tragic death. However, related bouts of ill health plagued him periodically for the rest of his life, but this was usually not noticed by others because of Ron's unfailingly optimistic attitude, good cheer and zest for life. Once he recovered, Ron transferred to Dalhousie University where he completed a BA Honours degree in Sociology and then 2 year later a Masters degree in Sociology. He went on to earn a Masters degree in Library Science at Dalhousie. During these years, Ron enthusiastically participated in a range of progressive student, social and political activities of the day. He traveled the province as an organizer for the Maritime Fishermen's Union. These and subsequent involvements helped to solidify Ron's strong sense of justice and his opposition to those forces that impede the potential of ordinary people.

Ron then moved to Newfoundland, home of many of his ancestors. He worked as a librarian at Memorial University from 1983 to 1986. There he met the love of his life, Colleen Lundy, who was teaching Social Work at Memorial. Coming as she did from a Northern Ontario mining family, it is not surprising that Colleen shared Ron's values, beliefs and interests. These became the bedrock of a joyous, respectful and enduring partnership.

From St. John's they moved to Ottawa, where Ron revitalized his earlier intellectual interests by embarking upon a Ph.D. in Sociology at Carleton University. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the workers at the steel mill in Sydney, showing that though he had traveled a great distance, Ron was really never very far from home. His degree was awarded in 1995.

From 1993, Ron worked in Ottawa at the head office of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Canada's largest trade union, where he was a valued and respected member of their national research branch. His numerous research projects, which ranged from pensions, bargaining, contracting out and privatization to municipal affairs and politics, found their way into union policies at local levels, and served to improve the day-to-day lives of many thousands of CUPE members from coast to coast. His coworkers always held him in high esteem for his immense talents, skills, loyalty, friendship, sense of fairness and justice, and his incredible sense of humour, which never waivered even in the face of adversity. He will be remembered as a Brother to all CUPE members and staff and will have thousands of Sisters and Brothers who knew him and thank him for the contributions he made to the lives of working women and men. In 2003 ill health forced Ron to take a leave from his work at CUPE where he was sorely missed.

Throughout his adult years, Ron pursued a great many interests, top among them being a passion for keeping up with and understanding social and political events and developments around the world. He was an avid reader on a vast range of topics. He took great pleasure in gardening/growing vegetables, berries, herbs and flowers. Ron also enjoyed cooking gourmet meals and serving them up to Colleen, friends and family. As much as anything, Ron loved talking with anyone and everyone, and they all reciprocated: his interest in them was genuine, he was down to earth, and he listened to what they had to say.

Despite the advantages he enjoyed compared to others among his family and friends, Ron's heart, his soul never strayed from his working class roots. Ron was a man of the people. The distance he traveled expanded his horizons while deepening his appreciation for the struggles and hardships of others, not only those he knew from his childhood, but also those he had never met in other parts of the world. Ron was a person with strong, progressive principles that were sometimes controversial, but because of his gentle, earnest nature, he never invited or received harsh words from those who disagreed with him. Ron Crawley was the salt of the earth: modest, compassionate, generous, totally reliable, a true friend. He will be remembered with enduring respect by those who knew him even casually, and with profound love and gratitude by those who knew him well. Yes, Ron, you have indeed traveled a distance, and you have broadened the path for the rest of us.

Ron was predeceased by his loving and beloved mother Delores and her parents, George and Angela (Flemming) Gushue and his father's parents, Pat and Bridget (Brophy) Crawley. He is survived by his devoted Colleen, his father, Ronald (Mary), his sisters with whom he was always very close: Elaine (Crawley) McDougall and Deborah (Crawley) Costello and Deborah's partner Gordon. His nieces and nephews - Kimberley, Angela, Ron and David - and his grandnieces and grandnephews - Hannah, Sarah, Abbigail, Brittney and David - will miss the uncle they so love. As will Hymmi Lundy, his feisty 95-year-old mother-in-law, his sister in law Helen Dube and her partner Gaston, nephews Allan (Nada), Wayne and niece Colleen (Ben) and grandnephews and grandnieces Daniel and Simon, Danielle, Sarah and Christopher. A Celebration of Ron's life will be held at the national office of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, 1375 St. Laurent Blvd. on May 10th at 2 p.m. Interment in Sydney, Nova Scotia on June 14th at 2 p.m. at the Resurrection Cemetery. If you wish donations can be made to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives or the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada.

DARRACH, Doli Dorila Trinidad (nee Olivero)
[with photo]
Ottawa Citizen October 18, 2008 (Saturday)

With much regret but relief, her family wish to announce that Doli was called to the big art commission in the heavens. Doli was born on the Rock of Gibraltar on December 18, 1933 and passed away at the St. Lawrence Lodge, Brockville ON, on October 15, 2008 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Peter; (they said it would never last!) and by her daughters Rebecca (Sam Ghattas) of North Gower, ON, and Gabrielle Darrach of Nepean, ON; and by her sons Peter of Vancouver, BC; Andrew of Fort McMurray, AB; and James (Jody) of Newcastle, ON. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jane, Sam, Daniel, Anna, Madilyn and Joseph; her brothers Robert (Sonia) of St. John's, NL; and Tony (Patti) of Peterborough, ON; her sister-in-law Beth of Winnipeg, MB, and by nieces and nephews across Canada and the USA. "My spirituality is my art. My spirit is moved in my art and I capture the beauty in creation" Doli Darrach. Interment will be at the Oakland Cemetery Columbarium, Brockville at a later date. The family wish to express their sincere thanks to all the wonderful staff at St. Lawrence Lodge for their dedication and patience throughout her entire stay. Tributes in Doli's name to the Mary Jane Hawkins Foundation St. Lawrence Lodge End of Life Program or to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James Street East, Brockville. Visit a Celebration of Life online memorial at:     Irvine 342-2828.

DRISCOLL, Madeline (nee Hall)
Ottawa Citizen July 10, 2008 (Thursday)

Peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Patrick Driscoll. Loving mother of Ann (Michael Rand), Patricia, Maureen (Pierre Toupin), Catherine and Constance. Dear grandmother of John and Paul Rand and great grandson Callum. "The Madeline" is special to countless numbers over 4 generations of extended family across Canada.

Born at The Highlands on the west coast of Newfoundland, Madeline was 3rd of 9 surviving children of Catherine Anne Gillis and John Joseph Hall. She was the last of her generation.

She had a career as postmistress and telegrapher in various Newfoundland communities, until her marriage in 1943 took her to St. John's and then to Canada. 46 years and 3 daughters later the family was transferred to Ottawa, where the extra weeks of warm weather in Spring and Fall made Madeline a settled Ontarian for the rest of her life. In Ottawa, her home became the destination for visiting members of the Hall and Driscoll families. She could always find room to squeeze in one more bed or place at the table. As her daughters pursued education and careers in other cities, she filled the empty places with all the family who moved to Ottawa. She will be remembered for her unfailing generosity and hospitality. In Ottawa, Madeline worked for Canada Post and later DND. She was active in the Catholic Women's League in Blessed Sacrament Parish and later at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. After retiring, she became an intrepid traveler, exploring Canada from coast to coast, visiting Europe and the Holy Land and taking many tours of NYC to attend operas at the Met. All who knew her were impressed by her vitality and gusto.

Visitation at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road (at Albion Road) on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Rafaeline Louisy for over 10 years of devoted service. Condolences may be sent to

FURLONG - Aidan Liam Alexander
Ottawa Citizen October 25, 2008 (Saturday)

born Oct. 3, 10:56 PM, at the General. Proud parents are Pam (Worthman) and Andrew Furlong, both formerly of St. John's, Nfld. Many friends and family share in our joy, especially big brother Kieran, Nanny Worthman, Grandma Furlong and Uncle Glenn and Aunt Janice. Profound thanks to all who helped get Aidan here afe and sound, especially Dr. Shabib and all office and hospital staff.

Ottawa Citizen July 19, 2008 (Saturday)
[with photo of baby] - Danielle Gallant and Derick Bulley are happy to announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Emily Frances Gallant Bulley, 7 lbs. 5 oz., on June 30, 2008 at 3:18 p.m. She is welcomed with much love by her Nanny and Poppy, Sheila and Dan Gallant of Ottawa (formerly of Stephenville, Newfoundland), Grandma Cathie Bulley of Blenheim and Pappy Jim Bulley of Tilbury. Special thanks to Dr. Turley, Dr. Jenner and Dr. Krackovich and to the maternity nurses at the Ottawa Civic for the excellent care provided during her delivery. Welcome to the world, precious one.

GILL, Arthur W.M., C.D. [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen August 27, 2008 (Wednesday)
With his loving family by his side on Saturday, August 23, 2008. Art served his country for 37 years, 20 with the Royal Canadian Navy and 17 with the Department of National Defence. Originally from Fogo Nfld, Art served in Halifax, San Diego, Burlington, Ottawa and on several Naval Ships before retiring to Iroquois, Ontario. Art is predeceased by his wife the former Ivy Bonnell and his sister Iris King; survived by his siblings Georgia Peterson, Doreen Cuff and Neil Gill; and children Valerie Ryan, Roma Glynn, Cindy Gill and Gerry Gill; grandchildren Lorna Murray, Andy Linfield, Dorianne Powell, Shea Dougherty-Gill, Rebecca, Clint and Lee Ryan; great-grandchildren Jordan, Jenna and Jewel Murray. With the help of copious amounts of Tabasco sauce Art defied the odds again and again, living his life on his own terms to the very end. Art will be honoured by his family and friends at the family home on Thursday, August 28 from 2-4pm. The family will hold a private inurnment service. In lieu of flowers donations to the Winchester Hospital Building Fund will be appreciated. "Happy Sailing Dad!" Arrangements are in the care of the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, 10 Beach Ave., Iroquois, Ontario 613-652-4452.

Ottawa Citizen July 9, 2008 (Wednesday)
HASLER, Helena Kathleen
- At the Belleville General Hospital on Monday, July 7, 2008. Helena Kathleen Moran of the Richmond Retirement Home, in her 95th year. Daughter of the late Kirk and Elizabeth Moran. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Hasler. Dear mother of Robert and wife Gil of Ottawa and James and wife Carol of North Bay. Loving grandmother of Laurel Anne Hassler of St. Johns Newfoundland. Predeceased by sisters and brothers Carrie, Ardis, Howard and Ray. Friends may call at the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave. Belleville (613-968-5588) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, July 10th, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Hal Wilson officiating. Interment Stockdale Cemetery. Online condolences at

JUTASI, Maria Angela (nee Varga) [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen November 19, 2008 (Wednesday)

After a lengthy illness, in her 87th year, at Rideaucrest Long Term Care Facility in Kingston with her family by her side. Beloved mother of Maria and Leslie of Ottawa, and Viktor of Kingston, grandmother of Maria Skiffington of Newfoundland. Friends may attend a Hungarian memorial mass on Sunday November 23, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church at 1303 Leaside Avenue, Ottawa. Donations may be made in memory of Maria to the Alzheimer Society. A reception will be held in the church basement after the mass.

Ottawa Citizen December 6, 2008 (Saturday)

Robert and Kerry are blessed to welcome their first born, Clara Irene Theresa, born Monday, October 20, 2008 at 5:18 p.m. at the Montfort Hospital, weighing 7 lbs. Overjoyed first time grandparents and aunts / uncles are Gordon and Maureen Lake and Amanda, Darryl and Jody, all from St. John's NL, where Clara will spend her first Christmas, smothered with love. Ray and Joan Kealey are thrilled with their 6th grandchild. Irena McKenna celebrates her 7th great-grandchild. Special thanks to midwives Laura and Chantal.

Keir (Fitz-Gerald), Doreen [with photo]
1929 - 2008
Ottawa Citizen November 12, 2008 (Wednesday)
Deane passed away at the Centre d'hébergement La Pêche, Ste-Cécile-de-Masham, Quebec on Wednesday November 5th, 2008. A former registered nurse, she was born in Trinity East Newfoundland, the youngest daughter of Dr. Conrad T. and Mrs. Emma Fitz-Gerald. She lived in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Mexico City, Ottawa, and Chelsea. Deane was a force of nature, an inspiration for many, and a strong advocate for justice for children and animals. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ronald Keir, daughters Alexandra (Donna Truesdale), Jennifer (Doug Payne) and Catherine (Sharon MacDonald), and grandchildren, Michael and Darcy Lott, Avril, Jasmine, Brett and Alistair Bundale and Megan and Lesley Payne. There will be a celebration of her life on November 22, 2008 between 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the family home 24 Hollow Glen, Chelsea, Quebec. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Des Collines Health Foundation, 101 ch. Burnside, Wakefield, Quebec, J0X 3G0, (819) 459-3080 ext. 2700 or an animal or children's charity of your choice. At this time, the family would like to say special thanks to the wonderful staff at the hebergement for their care and support over the past few years - thank you. Condolences/Donations/Tributes at:    613-233-1143.

KENNEDY, Gertrude (nee Roche)
Ottawa Citizen January 21, 2008 (Monday)

Peacefully on Saturday January 19th , 2008 at the age of 78. Very lovingly remembered by her husband Leonard. Dear mother of Kathy (George Laing), David and Susan Britton (Roger). Proud grandma of Paul, Michael, Casey and Shawna. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Mary Power and Theresa Maynard of St. John's, Newfoundland, as well as many nieces and nephews. The family is very grateful for the love and support of her friends, neighbours and the staff and volunteers at the Hospice at May Court. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Rd. (east of Bank) Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday to Holy Cross Church, Walkley Rd. for Mass of Christian funeral at 10 a.m. Interment Hope Cemetery. In Memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences at     Kelly Funeral Homes 613-731-1255.

LADD, Mr. Richard Maro Jay
Ottawa Citizen August 8, 2008 (Friday)

With sadness we announce the passing of Mr. Richard Maro Jay Ladd in Ivany Cove, Newfoundland, on August 4th, 2008 at the age 62 years. He is survived by his son Troy Maro Jay Ladd (wife Jennifer). He is also survived by the mother of his son, Beverly Webster. Son of Maro Jay (Hap) Ladd and the late Agnes (Ginger) Ladd. Brother of Tim Ladd (Suzanne Pilon), the late Robert Ladd, Terry Ladd (Diane). Uncle of Damien, Serena, Andrew and Chris Ladd and Melissa MacLeod. He will be missed by numerous friends and family. Cremation will be held in St. John's Newfoundland, on August 9th, 2008. Family will receive condolences Sunday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Les Jardins Funeraires Bessette, 997 des Colombes, Granby. Tel: 450-777-1171 or 1-888-730-6666 Fax: 450-777-4393.     The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 11, 2008 at 11 a.m., at the Granby United Church, followed by interment at the Pinewood Cemetery.

LEE, Sidney Robert "Bob"
1927 - 2008
Ottawa Citizen July 26, 2008 (Saturday)

With saddened hearts, the family of Bob Lee announce his passing on July 15, 2008. Bob is lovingly remembered by his wife Emily with whom he shared 52 years; his 3 sons: Robert (Marnie), Richard (Lori) of Tofield, Alberta and Harold (Laura) from St. Thomas, Ontario. Bob leaves a legacy of seven grandchildren that he loved very much; Jessica, Sydney, Emma, Kaitlin, Nicole, Keagan and Lindsay. Bob is also remembered by his dear sister Dealtry Bell and family. John of St. John's Newfoundland, Candace, Dealtry and Rosemary of Ottawa. Sister-in-law Mary Giles and niece Karen of Hamilton. Bob will be remembered as a loyal husband, devoted father, photographer with the Canadian Armed Forces, carpenter, musician and a naturalist. The man who could do anything he set his mind to, finally succomb a long battle with chronic pain and disability. May you rest in peace you deserve it, we will forever remember you. As per Bob's request, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Mission of Mercy Canada 4014-97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 5Y6. Condolences

LeGROW, Reginald G. "Reg"
Former Public Servant, Department of Fisheries & Oceans
Ottawa Citizen January 3, 2008 (Thursday)

Peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 2, 2008, age 61. Loving partner Guizhi (Rita) Yan. Beloved son of Matthew and Violet LeGrow. Dear brother of Carol Norman (Robert). Proud father of Steven, Aimee, Tina and Mengxi (Maria). Reg will also be fondly remembered by his family and friends in Newfoundland. Friends are invited to visit at te St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at the Aviation Parkway) on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of the service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences/ Donations/ Tributes at    613-748-1200.

LEYTE, Leonard Jack
Ottawa Citizen August 26, 2008 (Tuesday)

Peacefully, at Bayfield Manor, Kemptville on Saturday, August 23, 2008, Leonard Jack Leyte, age 89 years. Beloved husband of Mary Hally. Loving father of Elizabeth (Wilf) of Ontario, Mary (Dave) of Ontario, Catherine (Gene) of Saskatchewan, June of England, Frances (Ralph) of Alberta, Sheila (Bill) of Alberta, and Ivy Rose (Wayne) of Nova Scotia. Cherished grandfather to twenty grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Nellie Webb of Gander, Newfoundland. Leonard's wishes are that there will be no visitation or Funeral Service. Donations in memory of Leonard to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home, 32 Main St. E., Smiths Falls. (613) 283-7225.

LONGPRE, Shirley (nee Denty)
Ottawa Citizen December 6, 2008 (Saturday)
Passed away suddenly in the Gander Hospital, Newfoundland, on November 5, 2008. Beloved mother of Cathy and Tony. Funeral arrangements were held in Newfoundland. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and would be appreciated.

McKNIGHT [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen May 10, 2008 (Saturday)

McKnight David and Amanda (nee Scott) are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their third child, a beautiful boy Liam David. Liam made his grand entrance on Tuesday, April 08, 2008, at 2:09 a.m., weighing 9 lbs, 2 ozs. Proud and excited big sisters Ava and Maya welcome their precious baby brother with love and kisses. Also welcoming Liam are grandparents James and Lynda McKnight, Ottawa, John and Rose Scott, Torbay, Newfoundland and Great Nanny Hawco, uncles Craig, Neil and Jim, aunts Laureen and Paula and his special cousins, Ryan and Kathleen. Many thanks to Dr. Kathleen Kelly and the nursing staff at the Ottawa General Hospital for their excellent care. Sincere thanks for all of the amazing support from good friends and extended family and a special thank you to Daddy for all of his love and support. You are amazing and we love you! Tiny yawns and sleepy sighs, Nursery rhymes and lullabies, A brand new life has just begun, Oh, what fun to have a son!

MOORE, Paula Joy [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen June 13, 2008 (Friday)

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side, June 12th, 2008 after a lengthy illness, at the age of 71. Originally from Newfoundland. Survived by her brother Robert and her sisters Elizabeth Duff (the late Don) and Anita Kenny (Austin), as well as her sister-in-law Betty Moore (the late Tom). She will be dearly missed by her 28 nieces and nephews, her numerous great-nieces and nephews, and her large circle of friends, whom she considered her extended family. Predeceased by her parents John and Mary Moore, brother Philip (Delores), sisters Mary and Ann, and her twin sister Brenda. Special thank you to Dr. Bloom and staff; nurses and doctors of the O.R.C.C. and nurses of the Bayshore Home Healthcare. A Mass in Memory of Paula will be held Saturday, June 14th at Blessed Sacrament Church, 194 Fourth Avenue at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

MORGENSTERN, E. Kristian [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen January 5, 2009 (Monday)

Passed away peacefully at the age of 80, at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on December 31st, 2008. Kris was the loving husband of Mary (Reitlingshoefer). Dear father of Thomas (Audrey Best), Pembroke and Marion (Tom Chapman), St. Johns NL. Proud grandfather of Jason and Stephen Morgenstern and Clea and Cait Chapman. Beloved brother of Elizabeth (Leo) Weigelin, Petawawa and Irmingard (late Karl) Hamm and Wolfgang Morgenstern, both of Germany and dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. The family is very grateful to Dr. Lori Moeck and her colleagues as well as the nurses of the 3rd Floor Medical Unit for their excellent and compassionate care. A special thank you also to Shelly Moncion RN of Access Health Care Services. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service for Kris will take place in St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Pembroke on Friday afternoon, January 9th at 2 o'clock. In memory of Kris, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Timothy's Memorial Fund or the Charity of Your Choice. Arrangements in care of the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Pembroke. Condolences, tributes, donations,    Murphy 735-5711.

MORRY, Thomas Graham
Suddenly, taken peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 in his 89th year. Tom is survived by his wife Evelyn Wheeler Morry, his beloved children Lanny, Chris (Jamie), Glen (Randi), daughter-in law Marietta (Retek), grandchildren Mike, Nicola, Peter, Emily, Gillian, Bryan, Lauren, Will and Holly and great-granddaughter Oonagh. Predeceased by his son Thomas Graham VI and grandson Ian. He is survived by his brothers Reg and Howard, and his sisters Elsie and Catherine. Predeceased by Phyllis, Bill, Jean and Priscilla. Tom came from a small fishing village in Newfoundland, and for the rest of his life he was extremely proud of his heritage. He devoted his working life to the Public Service, from which he retired as a Senior Executive after 42 years. But even in retirement, he continued working as a consultant on anti-discrimination cases - right up to the day before he passed away. Tom's wit, charm and joie-de-vivre will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt), Ottawa on Sunday, May 4, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until service time in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at

O'NEILL, Vina (nee Mifflin) [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen July 12, 2008 (Saturday)

Peacefully at home on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at age ninety surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late John O'Neill. Loving mother of Naomi 'Maureen' (Ross Robins), Loraine, Shawn (Jayne O'Neill) and Morley (Mary Anne Jackson-Hughes). Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Yeshaya, Eliazer, Trevor, Jodi, Kendra and Devin. Vina was the great grandmother of Yehudah and Nechama. Predeceased by her twin brother Cyril Mifflin. The family wishes to extend its gratitude to all Vina's neighbours for their years of friendship and support particularly Sue, Neil, Kathy and Randy. Father Bill Penny played a special role as a constant purveyor of wisdom and good humour to our dear mother.

Vina proudly served her country in the Canadian Women's Army Corp (1943 - 1946). A long time employee of Sears she earned the respect and affection of her coworkers. She took pride in her Maritime heritage and celebrated the achievements of fellow Newfoundlanders. We will miss her wit, great cooking, stories of Newfoundland and her cheers as she was a great Sens fan. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Friends of Hospice Ottawa or The Hospice at May Court would be appreciated.

PAYNE, Cora May (nee Chaisson)
The Ottawa Citizen, February 2, 2008

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear mother, Cora, at the age of 92, on Friday, February 1st, 2008 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital following a struggle which she fought with quiet courage and dignity. Cora was born on October 4th, 1915 in Port-Aux-Basques, Newfoundland to Wilson and Jane Chaisson. Beloved wife of the late Francis Knowles Payne who predeceased her in 1995 and with whom she is reunited at last. Cherished mother of Margaret (Gordon W. Smith) of Chesterville, Ontario, Bob (Marilyn Hartwig) of Surrey, British Columbia, Marilyn (Charlie Cuffari) of Nepean, Ontario and Knowles of Osgoode, Ontario. Grandma will be lovingly remembered by Jeffrey and Neil Smith, Andrew and Erin Payne, Maura Cuffari and Courtney Payne. Predeceased by her brothers Norman, Harold, George, Freeman and Nathan and by her sister Doris Hayden. Survived by her sisters Evelyn Butt of Port-Aux-Basques, Newfoundland and Vera Ings of North Sydney, Nova Scotia. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Dr. P.Hacker, Dr. J. Russell, Dr. A. Brodeur, the Palliative Care Team and the nursing staff of the ALC Unit of the Queensway Carleton Hospital for the compassionate care they provided our mother in her final days. Friends may pay their respects at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd.) Nepean, on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 from 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at

PENNEY, Leonard Patrick
The Ottawa Citizen, February 7, 2008

Peacefully at his home in Toronto on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 at age 88 years. Beloved husband for 58 years of Sheila. Loving father of Dr. Don Penney and his wife Line of Atlanta, Terry Penney and his wife Stella of Oakville, Randy Penney and his wife Ellen of Renfrew, and Lisa Tomjenovic and her husband Mark of Markham. Dear and devoted grandfather of Julia, Graham, Lindsay, Dawn, Tomas, Christopher, Sarah, Catherine, Eric, and Ella. Survived by his sister Alice Boxall of Mississauga. Leonard was the son of the late William and Catherine Penney of Burin, Newfoundland and brother of the late Jim, Vincent and Joseph Penney. Leonard was a true gentleman of deep faith and a proud Newfoundlander. He touched all our lives with his love, warmth and grace. His presence will be forever missed. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington & Kipling Aves) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday. Funeral Mass wil be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 10 am, at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, 409 Markland Dr., Etobicoke. Interment will follow. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.

POWER, Edwina (nee Ozon) [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen June 23, 2008 (Monday)
Saturday, June 21, 2008
, at the age of 54. Beloved wife of William. Loving mother of Magaretanne, Laura and Kathleen. Caring daughter of Ted Ozon of Logy Bay, NL. Dear sister of Paul Ozon (Pat Foster) of Grande Prairie, AB, Bob Ozon of Logy Bay, NL, John Ozon (Sharon Kendall) of Torbay, NL, Gene Ozon of Grande Prairie, AB, Mike Ozon (Tina Boland) of St. John's, NL, Anne (Ed Delahunty) of Wabush, NL, Sheila Ozon of Logy Bay, NL, Ceil Ozon (Len Wells) of St. John's, NL, Audrey Ozon of St. John's, NL, Joan (Phil Veitch) of Logy Bay, NL, Gail Ozon (Cy Collins) of Torbay, NL and Lynn (Barry Fewer) of Ottawa, ON. Predeceased by her mother Margaret (nee Brocklehurst) Ozon and brother Teddy (Bev Devereaux) of St. John's, NL. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 580 Eagleson Road, Kanata, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday to Holy Redeemer Church for Mass of Christian Funeral at 3 p.m. In memoriam donations to the Little Angels and Bone Marrow Transplant Fund are appreciated.

POWER, Norbert (Dick) [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen March 15, 2008 (Saturday)

In loving memory of a cherish son, husband, brother and friend - Norbert (Dick) Power - who passed away March 12th, 2005. Sadly missed by his loving wife, Cynthia, his mother Mrs. Marie Power, his sisters Ros, Maureen, Donna, Toni and Shelly, his special cousin Charlie, the extended Power and Daley families and by his many, many friends in Ottawa and in Newfoundland & Labrador. It broke our hearts to lose you and we'll forever hold dear our memories of all the wonderful times we shared with you. You brightened our lives and lifted our spirits with your presence. Sweet memories of you lighten our sorrow. We miss you and will love and remember you always.

SHEPPARD, William Lloyd
Ottawa Citizen March 28, 2008 (Friday)

Son of Norman and Eliza of Brig Bay, Newfoundland. Peacefully surrounded by his family at the Civic Hospital on March 26th, 2008 in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Naomi (nee House), beloved Father of Van & his wife Chrissy, Kim & her husband Brian, Jill & her husband David, Lois & her husband Richard. Beloved Dad for Murray & his wife Tammy, and Beverley and her husband Michael. Loving Pop of Alex, Jessica, Katie, Rachel, Luke, Jonathan, Sebastian, and Baby Sam due May 19th. Remembered by family and friends in Newfoundland. Heartfelt thank you to the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at the Civic Hospital. Friends may pay respects at a Visitation in Memory on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kelly Funeral Home, 580 Eagleson Road, Kanata, in lieu of flowers donations to the Lung Association or COPD Group, 2319 St. Laurent Blvd., K1G 4J8 Ottawa, appreciated. KELLY FUNERAL HOMES 613-591-6580.

Arthur and Kara (Potter) with big sisters Olivia and Holly are thrilled to announce the arrival of Megan Elizabeth on January 20, 2008 at 6:53 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. Proud grandparents are Noel and Willa Potter of Morrisburg and Doreen Stoyles of St. John's, Nfld. Our thanks to the QCH staff for the excellent care. Welcome to the world Megan!

WOOD, Henry Robert "Noel"
December 28, 1912 - December 28, 2008
WWII Veteran [with photo as young man in military uniform]
Ottawa Citizen January 2, 2009 (Friday)

Peacefully on December 28, 2008 at the age of 96 at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, ON. Sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Marion (Healey). Also his four children Sheila (Ronald) of Ennismore, ON; Christopher (Debra) of Lindsay, ON; Jill of Stittsville, ON and Gregory (Marlene) of Bethany, ON. Also grandchildren Anthony, Beth and Andrew and great-grandson Anthony. Predeceased by his parents Olivia and Ralph Wood and brothers John, Rupert and Shirley. Survived by his sisters Betty, aged 93 and Nora, age 104 years of England. He will be dearly remembered by many other family members and friends.

Noel was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland and joined the Royal Artillery Newfoundland Regiment, serving with the Middle East and British North Africa Forces 1940-1945. After his discharge he farmed in Bethany, ON and was also employed by the Ontario Government. He relocated to Stittsville, ON in 1996. Family and friends are invited to attend a service in his remembrance at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 1619 Main St., Stittsville on Saturday, January 3rd at 11 a.m. Interment will be at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Lifford, ON in May 2009. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or to a cause of your own choosing. Cole Funeral Services 613-831-7122.

YARD, Sister Kathleen Mary (Sister Mary of the Rosary)
Ottawa Citizen May 16, 2008 (Friday)

A Grey Sister of the Immaculate Conception, Pembroke, ON, died in Pembroke, Ontario on the 14th day of May 2008 in the 78th year of her Religious Life. Left to mourn are the members of her Religious Community, nieces, Ethel Hynes, Ellen Kavenaugh, Rosalie Ledwell, other devoted nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Peter and Irene (Carew), brothers, Henry, Stephen and Arthur, sisters, Mary and Esther. Kathleen was born November 1910, in St. John's, Nfld. She entered the Community on September 25th, 1930, pronouncing final vows on July 17th, 1936. Her ministry involved various duties, including, sacristy and food services, caring for residents at St. Patrick's Home, Ottawa, assignments at the Seminary, Ladner, B.C. and at Assumption Convent, Vanier, where she served for a total of thirty-four years. In prayerful acceptance and peace, she lived her final years at Shalom Residence, Pembroke. Resting at Caritas Residence, 215 Deacon Street, Pembroke, Ontario, on Friday, May 16th, 2008, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Liturgy, at Caritas Residence, on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Columba's Cemetery, Pembroke. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home, Pembroke. Online Condolences may be left at:



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