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The Ottawa Citizen
Announcements - 2009



ARISS [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen December 5, 2009 (Saturday)
Cailee is delighted to announce the arrival of her 8 lb. 1 oz. baby sister, Makenna, on January 19, 2009. Proud parents are Dave and Penney (Bursey) Ariss of Ottawa, ON, grandparents Ray and Geraldine Bursey also Ottawa, ON, and Dave and Helen Ariss of Dryden, ON. Greatgrandmothers Teresa Doyle and Peg Bursey, both of Gander, NL are thrilled with their newest greatgranddaughter.

1914 - 2009 [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen September 16, 2009 (Wednesday)

Born March 28, 1914 in St. John's Newfoundland, Irene passed away peacefully at the Hospice at May Court, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at age 95 surrounded by her close friends. Predeceased by her husband Archibald Arnott, her son Charles, her parents, sisters Rosalie, Lillian, Mary, Angela, Kathleen and brother Richard (Dick). Fondly remembered for her warmth, joy and laughter by her nieces June MacDonald (Nova Scotia), Rosalie Naguib (New York), nephew Paul Gosse (Newfoundland), grand nephew Paul Jr. (New Brunswick), honourary nieces and nephews, her life-long friend Margaret Ronayne, her traveling companion Kay Burke, her many friends and former co-workers at CIDA. Family and friends are invited to visit at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hospice at May Court or charity of your choice. Deepest gratitude to the staff at Colonel By Retirement Home and the Hospice at May Court for their outstanding love, support and care.

BECK, Bea R. [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen July 2, 2009 (Thursday)
Bea R. Beck
, 71, of Moncton, New Brunswick and formerly of Ottawa, ON, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Monday, June 29, 2009. Born in Tack's Beach, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mabel (Brown) Williams. Bea was a loving mother, grandmother and a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Riverview. She lived the majority of her life in Ottawa before moving to Moncton and enjoyed playing bridge with her neighbors in her apartment building, walking, and spending quality time with her family and grandchildren.

Bea will be sadly missed by her children, Leanne Taylor, Moncton; Todd Beck (Camille), Montreal; grandchildren, Sam, Ryan, Brendan, Jasmine, Olivia, Austin, Jayden; sisters, Irene Cunningham (Dr. Ian), Ottawa, Mary Chafe (Art), St. John's, NF; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Blanche and brother, Ray. No visitation by personal request. Funeral Service, St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Riverview, NB, Thursday, June 2, 2009, 2:00 pm, Rev. Wendy Amos-Binks officiating. Reception following the service. In Bea's memory, donations to Crossroads for Women or a memorial of choice would be appreciated by the family. Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) in care of arrangements. Online condolences at

BOONE, James Leonard
Ottawa Citizen February 11, 2009 (Wednesday)

On Sunday February 8, 2009 at the age of 65, Len passed away. Born in Dominion, Nova Scotia he was the son of the late James and Olive (Kuhn) Boone. Survived by wife Kay (MacLean), Ottawa; sisters, Ann (Bernard) McIsaac, Ottawa; Alice (George) Short, Newfoundland, brothers Aubrey (Josephine) Boone, Halifax and Father Leo Boone, Glace Bay; sister-in-law, Kenzie and brother-in-law Garfield Doherty. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, John and sister Gladys. Father of Summer Boone, Ottawa; Jim Boone (Catherine Palidwor), Ottawa; Angela Boone, Kitchener; Mark (Carolyn) Boone, Toronto, Bill Boone, Ottawa. Formerly married to Teresa Ryan (Art Riley), Antigonish. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Len's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

BRAY, Albert (Bert) [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen November 25, 2009 (Wednesday)

Passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and related illnesses at the age of 71. He is survived by his beloved wife Colette (McCauley), son Sean (Lori King). "Grandpa" will also be missed by grandsons Julien, Miguel and soon-to-be baby Bray. Also survived by his brother Phillip (Doreen and family). Predeceased by brothers Marcel (Theresa and family) and Raymond (and family). The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you and profound appreciation to the exceptional staff at the Waterford Hospital and St. Patrick's Mercy Home in St. John's, Newfoundland. Family and friends may pay their respects at Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home, 180 Montreal Road, Ottawa (613-241-3680) on Thursday, November 26, from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 27 at 11 a.m. at Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes-de-Cyrville, 1187 Michael Street, Ottawa. In Memory of Bert donations to the Parkinson Society would be appreciated.

BURSEY [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen November 21, 2009 (Saturday)

Cailee is delighted to announce the arrival of her 8 lb. 1 oz. baby sister, Makenna, on January 17, 2009. Proud parents are Dave and Penney (Bursey) Ariss of Ottawa, ON, grandparents Ray and Geraldine Bursey also Ottawa, ON, and Dave and Helen Ariss of Dryden, ON. Greatgrandmothers Teresa Doyle and Peg Bursey both of Gander, NL are thrilled with their newest greatgranddaughter.

BYRNE, Donald
Ottawa Citizen September 13, 2009 (Sunday)

Peacefully at W.D.M. Hospital on Saturday, September 12th, 2009, Donald Byrne of Winchester and formerly of Newfoundland and Labrador in his 53rd year. Beloved husband of Phyllis. Son of Gertrude and the late Edward Byrne. Loving father of Deon Hutt, Jennifer and Jonathon Byrne. Dear brother of Tony, Jerry, Dale, Ron, Brian, Clyde and special brother of Rob, Donna, Annie and Sadie. Fondly remembered by his in-laws, especially Maureen. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Daniels Funeral Chapels, 472 Main Street, Winchester on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private family gathering Tuesday with cremation to follow. Donations to the Byrne Family would be appreciated.

CARROLL, Mary Margaret (nee Hickey)
Ottawa Citizen February 26, 2009 (Thursday)

Formerly of Freshwater, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. Peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 in the presence of her loving family. To continue in her "footprints in the sand", she leaves behind her loving husband Lawrence of 45 years; her children Larry (Sophie), Lisa (Jeremy) and Steven (Melanie); grandchildren Joshua, Liam, Jacob, Jonah and Zachary; 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Thursday, February 26th from 7-9 pm. A Mass to celebrate Mary's life will be held at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 194 Fourth Avenue (at Percy) Ottawa, on Friday, February 27 at 11 am. Memorial donations to Ottawa Branch of At-Home Hospice ( ), We Care Home Health Services ( or Carefor Health & Community Services ( to assist in their dedicated work. Masses in Mary's honour would also be appreciated. Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: 613-233-1143.

CARTER, Laura Jean.
Ottawa Citizen, May 13, 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved and precious daughter, Laura, age 34 years, May 11, 2009, in Ottawa (formerly of Labrador City, NL) after a 12 year struggle with a brain tumour. Laura was a gentle lady full of grace, beauty, love and laughter. Leaving to mourn with cherished memories are her loving parents, Graham and Bernice (Summers); sister, Susan (Charles) McCormack; brother, Paul (Kathleen); nephews, Carter, Keenan, Michael; niece, Lillian; and faithful godparents, Elaine Barnes and Albert Bradshaw. She is also fondly remembered by aunts and uncles, Arthur Summers (Elizabeth), Douglas (Hilda) Summers, Sharon (Robert) Bursey, David (Rita) Summers, Deborah Evans, Carolann (John) Crane, Gina (Stan) Boyd, and special great aunt, Edith (Joseph) Quinn; as well as other very special relatives and numerous friends, too many to mention. Special thanks and praise to the care and compassion shown to Laura through Carefor and the staffs of the Civic Hospital and General Hospital (Oncology) and the Palliative Care Unit at the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue (west of Carlingwood) Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to follow in St. John's, NL. In lieu of flowers, donations in Laura's memory may be made to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (3801 University Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4), The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 620 Colborne St. Suite 301, London ON, N6B 3R9, the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital - Palliative Care (43 Bruyere Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5C8), The Hospice at May Court (114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 0X1). To send a message of condolence, please visit    KELLY FUNERAL HOME Carling Chapel 613-828-2313.

Ottawa Citizen April 25, 2009 (Saturday)

Dominic and Stacy and big sister Isabella are delighted to announce the arrival of their precious son and brother Emileo Vyncent on Friday, March 13, 2009, weighing 7 lbs 15 oz. in St. John's, Newfoundland. Proud grandparents are Phil and Sylvia Wall of St. John's and Dominic and Evelyn D'Agostino of Ottawa. Great grandparents are Mary Martin of St. John's and Martha Morris of Low, Quebec. Missed in this happy time is Aunt Cindy Wall.

DIOTTE, Olivia Emily (nee Michelin) [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen January 6, 2009 (Tuesday)

It is with great sadness that the family of Olivia (Olive) Emily Diotte (nee Michelin) announces her peaceful passing on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the Montfort Hospital Intensive Care Unit surrounded by family, at the age of 83 years. Olive (Mom), daughter of the late Daniel Michelin and Violet Blake was born and raised in North West River, Labrador, and will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by her spouse Edouard (separated), her children, Shirley (Joe Whelan), Judy, Marg, Michael (predeceased), Jean-Raymond (Carole Dore), Robert, David and Marie, and fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Joseph Jr. (Trish Duke), Angie (John Harader), Danny, Aaron, Tyler, Jacinthe (Adam Caldwell) and Mylene (Dan MacDonald); and her great-grandchildren, Joseph Jr. Kyle, Eric, Daniel, Cameron, Cole, Turiya and Metteya. She is survived by her much loved sister Barbara Jenkins, as well as her many loved nieces, nephews and friends; she is also predeceased by her brothers Selby (Pearl Chaulk), Leslie (Mary Martin), Cyril (Flo Goudie), Oscar and sisters Dottie (Joe Constable), Betty and Chrissie. She was a wonderful Mother and a beautiful lady with a fierce and unrelenting spirit, with a huge and generous heart and endless love for her family. Friends and family may pay respects at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1422 Hunt Club Rd at Albion (east of Bank St.) on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 pm and Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 12:00 noon, which will be held to honour and celebrate her life. Special thanks to the ICU and medical staff at the Montfort Hospital for their kindness, compassion and wonderful care. Donations in memory of Olivia to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Condolences to McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home

EGAN, Frances Mary
Ottawa Citizen January 15, 2009 (Thursday)

Peacefully, after a long illness on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Belmont House in Toronto. Frances is survived by Nicky Morse of Michigan, Mary Tizzard of Newfoundland, and several other cousins in Canada and the USA. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Morley Bedford Funeral Services, Toronto, 416-489-8733.

EVELY, (Raymond) Bruce B.Eng, P.Eng, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Ottawa Citizen August 27, 2009 (Thursday)

Died suddenly at the age of 47, formerly of Mt. Pearl, Nfld. Leaving to mourn his sad loss are his loving and devoted wife, Sherry Symonds of 19 years, his beloved daughter Brianna, his devoted parents, Clara and Roy Evely of Mt. Pearl, two cherished sisters, Nancy Dillon (Jason) of Nfld., Bonnie Bishop (Tim) of New Brunswick and three precious nephews and one niece: Drew, Gavin, Taylor and Corrisa Lynn. Left also to mourn his sad loss are his brother-in-law Wayne (Brenda), Nfld., his sister-in-law Wendy (David), Nfld., his brother-in-law Dereck, Nfld. Missed also by aunts and uncles and many friends and colleagues in Ottawa and Nfld. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 580 Eagleson Road, Kanata, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to take place on Saturday in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Memorial service in Nfld at a later date. In memory of Bruce, the creator of the "Stittsville Haunt", donations to the Ottawa Foodbank would be appreciated.
"Just when your life was brightest, Just when your years were best, You were called from this world of sorrow To a home of eternal rest."

Kelly Funeral Home, Kanata Chapel, 613-591-6580.

FITZPATRICK Sister Veronica (Sister Mary Lucia)
Ottawa Citizen February 7, 2009 (Saturday)

A Grey Sister of the Immaculate Conception, Pembroke ON, died in Shalom Residence on the 6th day of February, 2009 in the 61st year of her Religious Life. Left to mourn are the members of her Religious Community, sisters, Mary Brien and Patricia Murphy (John), brother, James, special nephew, Kevin (Marilyn) McGrath, special nieces, Vera (John) Sheehan, Regina (David) Powell, many other dear nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Patrick and Ellen (Ryan), brothers, Tom and Leo, sisters, Annie McGrath and Margaret Fitzpatrick.

Sister Lucia was born in Carbonear, Nfld, on April 25th, 1928. She entered the Community on April 8th, 1948, pronouncing final vows on August 6th, 1953. From 1954-58, she served as Mistress of Boarders at the Convent of Mary Immaculate, Pembroke. An educator and missionary, she taught in Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, and in Rock Sound in the Bahamas, as Principal for twenty-six years. Her missionary career in the Bahamas spanned a period of forty-one years including parish work. In retirement she served in Mount St. Patrick Parish and in the Grey Sisters House of Hospitality, Ottawa. Resting at the Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay St., February 8, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Liturgy on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in St. Columba's Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of Murphy Funeral Home. Murphy 735-5711.

Montreal Gazette July 4, 2009 (Saturday)
Died peacefully, in New Haven, CT after a brief illness. Beloved mother of Linda Gillam and grandmother of Laura and John DiCola, all of 55 Old Farm Rd, Hamden, CT 06517. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Donald Gillam and her cherished son Gary Gillam as well as brothers Albert and Edward Pieroway and sister-in-law Rhoda Wells. She will be sadly missed by her sister Mona Fisher of Corner Brook Newfoundland, sisters-in-law Thelma, Ann, Isabelle and Joan, brothers-in-law Ira, Bill and Bob, niece Lynn Verge, and many others whose lives she touched. A native of Newfoundland but long-time resident of Pointe Claire, Vera worked for many years in the library of the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (now Paprican) prior to retirement. Following a funeral service in New Haven, she was cremated and will be buried in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Donations in her name will be gratefully accepted at the Atwater Library c/o Lynn Verge 1200 Atwater Ave., Montreal H3Z 1X4.

GONTARD, Gladys Jane (nee Way) [with photo]
March 10, 1931 - July 3, 2009
Ottawa Citizen July 11, 2009 (Saturday)

It is with great sadness that Jane's family announces her passing. Jane died on July 3, 2009, at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre after a sudden and brief illness. Jane was born in Savage Cove, NL, and spent her youth living in the Straights. She worked as a teacher and a lab technician, then in her 30s met her husband-to-be, Francois, and began her most important job: mother. After her children became adults, she went to Carleton University to complete her Bachelor of Arts that she began decades before in Montreal at Sir George University. She graduated in 1999. Jane's great loves were her family and her garden: thick batches of peonies lit up her front yard every June.

Jane is predeceased by her parents, Stephen and Ann Maria Way (White) and deeply missed by her sisters Mary Hunt (Mount Pearl, NL) and Marion Coombs (Plum Point, NL) and their families. She is greatly missed by husband Francois, daughters Denise Gontard Cartwright (Tim), and Lily (Jon), stepchildren Florence Gazzini-Gontard (Pierre), Xavier (Florence) and Agnes, granddaughter Samantha, step-grandchildren Yannick, Melanie, Victoria, Benjamin and Leah and the most recent addition to the family, great-granddaughter Scarlette Rose. We Love You Mom Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the palliative care unit at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre or a charity of your choice. Jane's family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of 5NW at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus and at the palliative-care unit of Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre: their loving care made Jane's final weeks peaceful and comfortable, for her and her family. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at

GREENSLADE, William (Bill) James
Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen January 19, 2009 (Sunday)

Cherished memories - Forever loved Peacefully at the Montfort Hospital, Ottawa on January 16, 2009 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Lucy Greenslade (nee Hawkins of Cape Broyle, Newfoundland) and loving father of Robert. Born and raised in Toronto, Bill enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1939, was a proud member of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers and served over five years in Europe. Shortly after his return, he joined the Department of Veterans Affairs (Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto) and retired after 29 years. Bill and Lucy enjoyed retirement for many years in the Barrie area; Bill moved to Ottawa in December 2005. He leaves many special friends in southern Ontario (especially in Toronto, Brampton, Barrie and Guelph as well as in Ottawa), and dear relatives and friends in Newfoundland. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Montfort, and to Richard for his unwavering support. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. as well, friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 201 Minet's Point Road , Barrie, ON (Yonge Street and Minet's Point Road), on Thursday, January 22, 2009 from 10 a.m. until service time in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Innisfil. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at

KENNEDY, Leonard
Ottawa Citizen June 15, 2009 (Monday)

Peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Hospice at May Court at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude nee Roche. Loving father of Kathy (George), David and Susan (Roger). Proud grandfather of Paul, Michael, Casey and Shawna. He is survived by his brother Fabian and his sister Mary. He is predeceased by his brothers Dermot and Edward. He will be sadly missed by family and friends in his birthplace of St. John's, Newfoundland and throughout Canada. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road, (1 Block East of Bank St.) on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 10 a.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 11a.m. Interment Hope Cemetery. In memoriam donations may be sent to the Hospice at May Court or Opera Lyra Ottawa.

LAMBERT, Catherine Bridget
March 15, 1924 - February 13, 2009
Ottawa Citizen February 17, 2009 (Tuesday)

Out of sight now, but still in our hearts. It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful death of Catherine Bridget Lambert on February 13 at the age of 84. Catherine is the beloved wife of Bruno; mother of much loved son Michael and daughter Lise.

Throughout her life, she was an accomplished woman. Though born in Newfoundland, Catherine, nee McCarthy, at age five immigrated with her family to Canada. In 1929, Newfoundland was a self governing Dominion. The McCarthy family's intention was to settle in Ontario. Due to a flue epidemic, the family had to go into quarantine in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a result, it was not until adulthood she finally arrived in Ontario. Consequently, she attended Halifax Public Schools. She graduated as Class Valedictorian from Grade 12 in 1942. After graduation, she immediately joined the Federal Civil Service for wartime service. Her initial assignment was with the Canadian Army Recruitment Deport in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Among her duties at the Recruitment Depot, she was assigned case files for those who sought deferment from military service. She later transferred to the Ammunition Depot at Bedford Basin, Nova Scotia.

Catherine at the Ammunition Depot again handled sensitive files. Towards the end of the war, the Ammunition Depot experienced a major ammunition accident which resulted in a chain reaction of explosives initiating across the depot. Catherine, along with all depot personnel, was evacuated from the depot. But this was not the first instance she had narrowly missed death. Earlier, during the war, she had made the round-trip journey from Canada to Newfoundland. Her return trip on the S.S. Caribou was the last full journey the ferry took. When the Caribou made the return trip to Newfoundland, the ship was torpedoed by a Nazi submarine.

Later in life Catherine worked successively at National Defense Headquarters and then External Affairs, Ottawa. Her wartime security classification again came to the fore. While at External Affairs, she was the case manager for Canada's most sensitive files. Included in her duties; Catherine hand-delivered files to the Prime Minister. She often spoke about personally meeting Pierre Trudeau. She said she found Mr. Trudeau polite and professional; his manner towards her was diffident.

Catherine in her spare time took training in fine cabinet making. As a consequent, she designed and built several pieces for the Lambert home. She took additional arts training in Canada and the United States, becoming accomplished in oils. Her forte was the landscape, however she excelled at seascapes. Catherine attributed her love of the sea due to her childhood experiences growing up at the McCarthy summer cottage outside Portuguese Cove, Nova Scotia.

Religion, more importantly, religious philosophy, played a central role in Catherine's life. During the last half of her life, she often spent several hours of each day reading and meditating. Her spiritual journey is paralleled in the verse from Ecclesiastes 1:7, "All the rivers run into the sea: yet the sea is not full: unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again." In the end, her spiritual sojourn gave her strength to confront her last days, bone cancer. The Lambert family thanks the staff of Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital for their care and compassion during the past months. Donations to the Ottawa Cancer Society are appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass is scheduled at a later date.

LAWTON, Dr. Louis Edmund
Ottawa Citizen April 3, 2009 (Friday)

Passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday April 1, 2009 at the Miller Center in St. John's NL, Dr. Louis Edmund Lawton, family physician for 54 years, aged 90. Leaving to mourn his beloved wife of 60 years Ethel (Brown), five children Kenneth (Leah), Louis (Suzanne), Anna (Dr. Al Felix), John (Katie) and David (Lisa), grandchildren Patrick, Christopher, Michelle, Andrew, Maria, Emily, Rosemary, Keith and Benjamin. Also leaving to mourn his brother Dr. Robert Lawton (Josephine) and his sister Anna Lawton of St. John's, and his sister-in-law Mavis Muirhead of Halifax. Dr. Lawton was predeceased by his parents Louis J. Lawton and Bride Lawton of Bell Island NL, his brothers Keith Lawton of Halifax and Father William K. Lawton, and his sister Eleanor Lawton of St. John's. Dr. Lawton will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and also by the thousands of patients and friends alike whose lives he enriched through his family and maternity practice, his teaching, his innumerable volunteer activities, his easy humour, his impressive intellect and his boundless supply of love and kindness. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, St. John's, NL. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 in St. John's. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, charitable donations in his memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders at     To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book please visit

LEVITZ, Lawrence Gerald, B. Comm. F.C.A. (Gerry)
Ottawa Citizen October 4, 2009 (Sunday)

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Lawrence Gerald Levitz on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at the Ottawa General Hospital. Gerry's legacy will continue through his wife Ingrid (nee Gluzman), daughters Stephanie (Dr. Allan Shefrin), Naomi Ruth and brother Dr. Jamie Levitz (Doreen nee Glassman). He was an adored brother in law, uncle, great uncle, and cousin. His relationship to his father in law Leon Gluzman was unique. Born in Cornerbrook, NFLD, he was the devoted son of the late Ernest and Ida Levitz, and never forgot his Maritime roots.

A respected member of the accounting profession, Gerry was Managing Partner of Ginsberg, Gluzman, Fage and Levitz accounting firm (1984-2007) and President of both DFK International and Canada. Gerry's mentorship and leadership skills were not only confined to his family and professional life. He was involved as a board member and served as President on a number of community organizations, most notably as President of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa (2001-2003). Gerry was frequently formally recognized for his commitments to his profession and community among which were the Governor General of Canada's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), the Ken McQuillan Lifetime achievement award from DFK International, and the Gilbert Greenberg distinguished service award by the Ottawa Jewish Community (2006). Gentleman, patriarch, intellect, advocate, fisherman, sports fan, bridge player and crossword puzzle whizz family member and loyal friend, his counsel and guidance will be incredibly missed. His life has left a major mark on so many people.

His passing will create a tremendous void. Gerry's memory will be a blessing. The funeral service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue on Monday, October 5th, at 12 noon followed by internment at Jewish Memorial Gardens, Osgoode, Ontario. Shiva will be observed at 31 Chinook Cr., Nepean, Ontario, due to the observance of Sukkot, dates and time to be confirmed. The family wishes to acknowledge the dedication and care of the medical and nursing team of 5 West at the Ottawa General Hospital Haematology Department. Donations in Gerry's honour may be made to the Ernest and Ida Levitz Memorial Fund, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9 613-798-4696 ext 232, and by becoming a regular Canadian Blood Donor.

MARSAW, Amy Elizabeth
1921 - 2009 [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen December 17, 2009 (Thursday)
Died peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Perley Rideau Veteran's Health Centre on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Amy was born on the North side of Harbour Breton in Fortune Bay Newfoundland. She is predeceased by her parents George and Martha (Stone) Rose. After graduating from university in St. John's Nfld. in 1941, she began her working career teaching in small out-ports before leaving Newfoundland for "Canada". It was in Halifax that she met her future husband (Norman) Roy Marsaw. Together they led the military life of a "navy family" living from one end of the country to the other.

Amy was predeceased by her beloved husband in September 2001. She was an active member of her church and community wherever they lived. Amy was Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Moonlight Chapter # 224, and member of the Grand Court of Ontario, Order of the Amaranth. Both organizations will greatly miss her friendship, service and loving kindness.

She is survived by her four sons; Roy (Cynthia) Ottawa, Robin (Sandy) Phoenix, Dean (Wendy) Halifax and Dana (Kim) Los Angeles. They were the pride of her life. She will be lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her "newfie" humour and sense of both fun and duty will be missed by friends and family from British Colombia to Newfoundland. Many thanks for their compassionate care go to the staff of the Ottawa General Hospital and the Perley Rideau Veteran's Health Centre (02W). Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road, on Friday, December 18, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1017 Prince of Wales Drive on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 10 a.m. Interment Roselawn Memorial Gardens, County Road 15, Maitland, ON. In memoriam, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

MAYO, Henry Bertram Rhodes Scholar, Professor Emeritus, FRSC
[with photo]
Ottawa Citizen January 19, 2009 (Sunday)
After a long life teaching in the universities he loved, Henry succumbed to old age on January 15, 2009. He was a disciple of Scottish philosopher David Hume, a "cheerful sceptic" and not afraid of dying. Henry (Bert to family and old-time friends) was born in 1911 in Fortune, a small fishing outport in the then self-governing Dominion of Newfoundland. He was the son of John Lake Mayo and Lydia Haddon. Predeceased by sister Margaret Banfield of Lethbridge. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Jean (West) Mayo of Manotick and by sister Ruby Marianne Knill of Vancouver. He was father to Timothy (Carole), Nicholas (Ruth), Daniel (Sarah), and Alexander, grandfather to John, Christopher, Sarah, Benjamin, and Emily; and great-grandfather to Audrey and Eleanor.

He attended Memorial University College, won a scholarship to Dalhousie, and then a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in 1935, joking that "the competition wasn't very stiff that year." He thrived in the intellectual climate at Oxford -- "a paradise," he said, of bookstores, seminars, and lectures.

Depressed by the political turmoil in 1930s Europe, his interests shifted from marine biology to political philosophy and economics. At Oxford, he met Jean, also attending on a scholarship. They married in 1938 and honeymooned on a steamship to Norway and Iceland to study fishery cooperatives. He worked briefly in Newfoundland, before joining the University of Alberta in 1940. The war increasingly occupied his mind, and he joined the RCAF, serving as Adjutant to a Spitfire squadron in Europe. After the war - "the latest World War" he said -- he earned his D. Phil. at Oxford -- his "union ticket," he called it -- then returned to the University of Alberta.

He was a founding member of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, and the first President of the Canadian Political Science Association. In 1955 he published Democracy and Marxism, and in 1960 his major work, An Introduction to Democratic Theory, which became a standard text. He believed that politics should not be government based on idealistic theories but about citizens in open discussion, reconciling different interests, and agreeing on policies. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1963. He taught at several universities in Canada and the US before joining the University of Western Ontario in 1960 and Carleton University in 1968. A recognized expert in local government, he headed regional government studies for Niagara and, in 1974, for Ottawa-Carleton. The Ottawa Citizen described the so-called Mayo Report as "provocative." He received honorary degrees from Memorial and Carleton, and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1977. In retirement, he returned to his love of the sea, sailing his wooden ketch to Nova Scotia, to his birthplace in Newfoundland, the Great Lakes, and south to Florida and back. A quiet secular humanist, he requested cremation with no funeral. A memorial event for family and friends will be held at Strathmere House in North Gower on Sunday, January 25 at 2 pm. Donations in his memory may be made to the Henry Mayo Award, Carleton University, 510 Robertson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive, K1S 5B6 or at

McGOVERN, Dorothy Jean (nee Gosse)
Ottawa Citizen September 16, 2009 (Wednesday)

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Elisabeth-Bruyere on September 12, 2009. Predeceased by her parents Josiah and Marjorie Gosse of Spaniards Bay, NFLD. Beloved wife of Bob McGovern. Beloved mother of Jennifer and Shawn (Lisa). Grandmother of Kathleen and Natalie. Dorothy is survived by her bothers and sisters, Goldie, Calvin, Melvin, Roy, Eric and Pauline. She generously donated her body to the Faculty of Medicine at Ottawa University.

McMAHON, Peter J. [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen January 15, 2009 (Thursday)

Peacefully at his home in Perth on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009, Peter James McMahon - born in Brisbane, Australia on January 10th, 1928; he was the dearly loved husband of Ann (Willis) McMahon. Loved and respected father of Tom (Bianca Pittoors) of Aylmer, Mara (John Harrison) of Perth and Mark of Ottawa. Grampa to Nina, Jacob, Kourtney, Maddie and Cameron. Peter is survived by his sister Margaret (Pat) Williams and their family Brian (Fran) of Nain, Labrador, Stephen (Andrea) and Pam (Neal) of Sydney, Australia and his brother David (Kay) and their family Ian (Machelle) of Brisbane, and Robyn (Mark) of Cairns and their families. Brother-in-law of Frank (Mona) Willis of Dartmouth and their family Tanya (Gordie) Smith of Dartmouth and Greg (Marie) of Moncton and their families, Marlene (late George) Willis of Dallas and their family, Scott (Charmaine) of Oakland, California and Stuart (Sheri) of Lewisville, Texas and their families. Peter will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by his niece Vicki Williams of Nain, Labrador.

Peter was an avid and creative gardener, with a particular love and delight of spring flowers. He was a life member of the Perth Horticulture Society. Peter taught high school in Perth, Toronto and B.C. He will be truly missed by his family and many friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Thursday, January 15th, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John's Church, Perth on Friday at 11:00 A.M. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, Parkinson Society or memorial fund of choice would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

MOIR (Haliburton), Jean Marion
Ottawa Citizen July 4, 2009 (Saturday)

Suddenly at Ottawa General Hospital on Monday June 29, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Robert George Moir. Dear mother of Robert (Miri Yoon) and Anne Slater. Loving grandmother of Leah, David and Jennifer. Dear sister of Charlotte Toope and the late John Haliburton. Jean grew up in St. John's Newfoundland and graduated from Dalhousie University in 1950. She was a journalist and teacher before raising a family with Robert Moir. Jean had a long time association with the Girl Guides as brownie, guide, cadet and guider both in Newfoundland and Ontario. Friends may call at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Rd (at Albion Rd.) on Sunday July 5th from 1-3 p.m. Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 6 p.m. In memoriam donations to a charity of your choice. Tributes/Condolences may be sent to

MORIARTY (O'Connor), Kathleen Therese
Ottawa Citizen March 28, 2009 (Saturday)

51, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit, QEII Health Sciences Centre, on March 26, 2009, after a 20 month battle with cancer. A dedicated and beloved daughter, sister, mother and friend to all she met and she was surrounded by loved ones in her last moments.

Gerard Moriarty, her husband of 20 years predeceased her in 2000. Survived by children, Matthew and Sarah, both in Ottawa, ON, and Liam in Halifax; her parents, Edmund and Elaine; sister, Ellen (Mike) Sims; brothers, Jim, Paul (Jennifer) and Dave (Stephanie); her sister-in-law, Ann-Louise Moriarty-Taylor (Scott); and several nieces and nephews, all in Halifax.

She was born in North Sydney and raised and educated in Halifax at J.L. Ilsley High and Saint Mary's University. She resided with her husband in Sydney and Dartmouth, St. John's N.L., Ottawa and Kingston, ON, and then back to Halifax as a widow in 2002. Therese left a trail of unconditional love wherever she lived. Since 2005, she has enjoyed the love and dedication of her fiance, Herb Lustig, of Sarasota, Fla., and for which her family is eternally grateful for his compassion and assistance.

Therese had a passion for helping others through her charitable works and employment. These included The Red Cross, The United Way, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Christmas Exchange and the Ovarian Cancer of Canada, for which she is past co-chair of the Walk of Hope. A devout Catholic, she enjoyed tremendously singing in church choirs, gathering with family and friends and working various arts and crafts. Therese loved her dogs; her last surviving is a Border Collie, Jag. Special thanks are left with various departments of QEII Health Sciences Centre for their dedication and loving service. Visitation 2-4, 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 30 in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service to be held Tuesday, March 31, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Halifax at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Burial in Gate of Heaven at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QEII Foundation and Ovarian Cancer Canada. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@

MURPHY, Randy William
November 28, 1971 - January 24, 2009
[with photo in military uniform]
Ottawa Citizen January 29, 2009 (Thursday)
Murphy, Randy William
(formerly of Foxtrap, NL), passed away at home in Ottawa, unexpectedly on the evening of Saturday, January 24, 2009. He is survived by his very loving and devoted common-law wife Jennifer Clinton and young daughters Capryce and Kyana (Pembroke, ON); mother and father Shirley and Bill Murphy, brothers Lewis (Joan Hann) and Danny. Randy was an extremely kind hearted ever-smiling man with a heart of gold who deeply touched the lives of all those who knew him. He was dearly loved and cherished by all his friends and family and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all. He was a loving and devoted father whose daughters meant the world to him and he was deeply dedicated to them. In the past year, his 2 young dogs Miley and Maddox brought much joy into his life. Randy was a valued member of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group and had a fulfilling 18-year career with numerous deployments including Rawanda, Bosnia, Haiti and Afghanistan. Randy was very well respected by his peers and held in a high regard by those who knew and loved him. Resting at the Kelly Funeral Home 3000 Woodroffe Avenue, Barrhaven, Friday, January 30, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, January 31, 2009 to Notre Dame Cathedral, Sussex Drive, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10:30 a.m. with reception to follow. An additional Service will be planned for St. John's, NL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a trust fund for the education of Randy's young children. If any of Randy's friends would like to bring personal memorabilia to the ceremony, it would be welcomed and appreciated. Kelly Funeral Home, Barrhaven Chapel. 613-823-4747.

Ottawa Citizen October 31, 2009 (Saturday)

Susan (Norris) and Trevor MacInnis of Eganville, Ontario are thrilled to announce the arrival of Ainsleigh's baby sister, Molly Elsie MacInnis, born on September 23rd, 2009 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, weighing 7 lbs, 4 oz. Proud grandparents are Job & Bernice Norris of Sandy Point, NL and Donna and Norman MacInnis of Westville, NS. Special thanks to Dr. Sylvain & Bunny as well as Dr. Clarke and the entire staff of the Renfrew Medical Group for such wonderful care.

O'QUINN, Cpl Kenneth Chad
[with two photos, one in military uniform]
Ottawa Citizen March 12, 2009 (Thursday)

It is with great sadness that the family of Corporal Kenneth Chad O'Quinn announces his death while serving in Afghanistan on March 3rd, 2009. Born January 25th, 1984 in Happy Valley, Goose Bay, NL. He was the son of Kenneth and Rhonda (Decker) O'Quinn of Rusagonis, NB and fiance to Naomi Holder of Ottawa, ON.

Chad was a great individual who took tremendous pride in being a member of the Canadian Forces. A loving son, Chad cherished his family. Throughout his two tours in Afghanistan, he telephoned, emailed and messaged his family each and every day. He highly valued his faith, his health and loved ones. He challenged life and encouraged others to do the same. A member of the Signals Branch, he was a dedicated soldier who believed in the value of his contribution to the mission in Afghanistan.

Chad is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Rhonda; his fiancee, Naomi; his brother and best friend, Adam O'Quinn (Myriah) and their daughter, Alexis of Rusagonis, NB; maternal grandmother, Dorcas Jane (Jean) Decker of Centreville, NL; paternal grandparents, Alex and Rosaline of South Branch, NL as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins and his beloved pitbull, Onyx. Chad is predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Alfred Decker. Visitation will be held at the Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Friday, March 13th, 2009 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 14th, 2009 at St. Luke's Chapel, CFB Gagetown with Padre Darryl Levy and Rev. Bruce McKenna officiating. For those who wish, donations in memory of Chad may be made to the SPCA or charity of the donors choice. (506-357-5100).

PARSONS, Jeanne Colbourne Thomson.
Ottawa Citizen May 13, 2009

Peacefully in Ottawa on May 11, 2009 in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Selby H. C. Parsons. Born on July 3, 1916 in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland to the late Dr. H. B. and Pearl Thomson; sister to the late Hope Thomson Clark, Bill Thomson and Shirley Thomson Armstrong. Remembered with love by sister Betty Thomson Summers (Peter); children Betty Lou LeDrew (Dave) and Peggy Ann Gray (the late Doug). Grandmother to Steven, Frank, Scott LeDrew, Lisa LeDrew Rennie (Paul), Susan LeDrew DesRoches (Gilles), Mark Gray (Tina) and Tracy Ann Gray. Great-grandmother to Courtney, Jason and Nicole Rennie, Brandon, Jessie and Jade DesRoches, Hannah, Isabelle and Ayden Gray, also Ava Djan-Chekar and her mother Nathalie. A special friend to Nagla LaPrise, Jean Stevens and Brenda LeDrew Keyes. Special thanks to the staff at Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Centre and caregivers Yvonne Bynoe and Pat Laycano.

Jeanne was active with Girl Guides in Corner Brook, Nfld. YWCA in Toronto and worked as a library assistant in Toronto. After retirement she moved to Ottawa. Jeanne travelled the world and is remembered for her spunk and adventurous spirit. Her ashes will be going home to Newfoundland. Visitation will be held at Cole Funeral Services (2586 Carp Road) on Friday May 15 from 1 p.m. until the time of service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Centre or charity of yur choice. COLE FUNERAL SERVICES 613-831-7122

PARSONS, Loretta (nee Bradley) [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen January 20, 2009 (Tuesday)

Passed away from pancreatic cancer at the Ottawa General Hospital on January 18, 2009 at the young age of 61. She left this world too soon and will be missed by all who knew her. Loretta created beauty in the world around her. She loved and nurtured people, plants and animals. Strangers felt welcome in her home. Sick animals were tenderly nursed back to health. Magnificent blooms abounded in her garden. She enjoyed traveling to many areas of the world, as well as a good meal, and was interested in current events, live music, film, and her always present CBC radio! She was one of the smartest and most practical people you would ever meet. Loretta highly valued education and learning and was engaged in the world until the end. Loretta lived her life in fast forward.

Born in Mary's Harbour, Labrador on December 10, 1947, she grew up in Indian Cove. She left home at the tender age of 15 to pursue higher education, and was the first in her family to go on to post-secondary education. While at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, she met and fell in love with Scott at the age of 19. They were married in May 1968 and began their family soon after. Loretta balanced motherhood and family life with a successful career as teacher, librarian, manager with Information Canada, and technical publications editor with the RCMP, from which she retired in 1998. In her retirement, she enjoyed further travel, and time at home with her pets, garden and family. Loretta lived life fully until the end. She faced her difficult illness with considerable strength and courage, maintaining her independent spirit against all odds. She was described as stoic by many.

Loretta will be sorely missed and forever remembered, cherished and loved by husband Scott, daughters Karen and Kim, son Jason (engaged to Vanessa), and her siblings Larry, Shirley, David and Kirby, as well as her nieces and nephews. She was the best person we have ever known. She was predeceased by her father Donald, mother Violet and brother Terry. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 from 7-9 pm at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Heritage Funeral Home at 2 pm. Donations in her memory can be made to Friends of Abandoned Pets or the SPCA. Condolences may be made at:

PILGRIM, William Guy [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen December 21, 2009 (Monday)

Peacefully, in the arms of his LORD, Thursday, December 17th 2009, in his 86th year. At his home surrounded by his loving family, Guy will celebrate Christmas with Jesus. He will be missed by his loving wife, Josephine Rose, with whom he was looking forward to 60 years marriage this January 14th. Honouring his life are his six wonderful children and their families: Donald Bruce (Christine Holliday) of Ottawa: Helen Susan (Greg Johnson), Alanna, Aaron, Angela of Calgary; Mary Jane Wilson (Dan Zanette), Jared Wilson of Richmond; Penny Pauline Peterson, Shawn, Richard of Sudbury; William Jeffrey and Daniele, Jordan, Shelby of Montreal; Margaret Ruth (Lynn Cooke), Katie-Lynn, Kristyn, Chloe of Stittsville. Proud great-grandfather of Ethan. Guy was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland in 1923. He is survived by his sister Florizel Jennings (Bond), Gary, Darrel, Allan, Sharon of Cornerbrook; and his brothers Earnest of Cornerbrook; David, Dwane of Cornerbrook; George, Anthony, Janet, Geraldine of Alberta. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Violet and siblings Harry (Henry), Ellis, Charles, Minnie and Lillian.

While serving in the Merchant Navy during WWII, he received a Purple Heart. My husband was a faithful, loyal and hard working provider. He was a generous and big hearted man who was always there to help others. He had an entertaining sense of humour that kept people laughing. Although I miss you so much now, I am looking forward to joining him once again in Heaven. I love you sweetheart, Little Jo.

Our father was a great example of hard work and perseverance. He instilled in each of us a desire to be the best we can be in all that we do. We also have his entertaining humour and tenacious spirit. He lives on through us and we will continue to strive for that excellence that we admired in him and will make him proud as we were so proud of him. As leader of our family we look forward to meeting him again in Heaven as he awaits each one of us us. We love you Dad very much. Till we meet again, you're loving kids and grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday December 23 at Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church (225 McClellan Rd., Nepean) from 10:30 am until the time of the funeral service in the church sanctuary at 12:30. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers we would ask you to remember The Ottawa Mission and your local Food Banks. As a child, Dad always said "he saw more meal times than meals" and had a wish that all children would have meals every mealtime.

POWER, Ralph [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen June 20, 2009 (Saturday)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Margaret. Loving father of Marie, Donna (David), Cindy (Raymond) and Linda (Ron). Dear grandfather of Amber, Stefan, Jessica, Stephanie, Shawn, and Kyle. He will be missed by his relatives in Newfoundland. At Ralph's request there will be a private family service. For those wishing, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer Society. The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the staff at the West End Villa. Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel, 613-731-1255.

Ottawa Citizen September 12, 2009 (Saturday)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of June Regan on Friday, August 28, 2009, at the age of 74. Lovingly remembered by her children, Tony, Craig, and Arlene; son-in-law Renato; daughter-in-law Monique; and grandchildren Devien, and Dylan. We gratefully acknowledge the loving care provided by the health care professionals and family members involved in June's care throughout the years. Silently suffered, patiently bore, God took her home to suffer no more. June was cremated on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, and will be returned to her beloved Newfoundland. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life reception at the Lindenhof Restaurant, 268 Preston Street, on Sunday, September 13, 2009, ongoing from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

RIGGS, John William "Jack" [with photo]
59th Heavy Artillery Btn. (Nfld.)
Ottawa Citizen January 5, 2009 (Monday)

Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, January 3, 2009 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Farrell. Cherished father of John (Karen), Ron (Jaye), Sharon Ashley, Tom, Brian (Shirley), and Camille (Bill). Adored Poppy of Dennis, Rob (Johanne), Erin (Joss), Jessica, Evan, Heather and great grandfather of Collin and Aaron. Dear brother of Marjorie Wishart. He will also be missed by his nieces, nephews and many good friends. Jack was a loving family man with a passion for life - particularly for music, travel, bridge (and bridges!), golf and curling. He was a longtime employee of Delcan Corp., and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of the Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore Drive and Baseline Road), Nepean on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Kinights of Columbus prayers at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, 3891 Richmond Rd., on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre. Tributes, condolences and donations may be made at    Tubman Nepean Chapel 613-722-6559.

Ottawa Citizen August 19, 2009 (Wednesday)

Brad Smart and Christina Smolkin would like to welcome their new addition, Tristan John Wilson Smart, born August 1, 2009 at 3:41 a.m. Proud grandparents are John and Donna Daley of Orleans, Ontario, and Wilson and Marion Smart of Newfoundland.

STARKES, Sterling Dafoe [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen October 21, 2009 (Wednesday)
After a courageous battle with cancer, Sterling passed away, age 60, in Ottawa on October 19th, 2009, with his family at his side. He was son of the late Samuel and Janet (Welcher) Starkes, and grew up in Musgravetown, Newfoundland. Sterling treasured 36 years of marriage with his beloved wife Sharon (Hancock) Starkes. Cherished father to Janet Starkes Fowler (David) and Trevor Sterling Starkes (Jill); proud grandfather to Lauryn and Kate Fowler and Ellis Sterling Starkes. Dear brother of Anne Hancock, Dulcie (Merl) Feltham, Kathy (Geoff) Muggridge, all living in Newfoundland, and Wayne (Rosalynn) Starkes of Calgary. He was predeceased by his sisters Effie Dafoe, Lizzie Starkes, Phyllis Philpott and Betty Wiseman (survived by Bill). Sterling will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends. A devoted husband and father, Sterling raised his family in Gander, NL. He retired to the Ottawa area in 1998, where he enjoyed golfing and spending time with his grandchildren. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth, on Friday, October 23rd, 2009 from 10:00 to 10:30 AM. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel at 11:00 AM followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth 267-3765.

SWEETAPPLE, Andy [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen April 2, 2009 (Thursday)

Shocked and saddened by the sudden death in hospital on Tuesday March 31, 2009. Born in Gander, Newfoundland, April 20, 1951, he moved to the Lanark Valley area in 1970. Son of the late Steven Sweetapple and Nellie (Rowsell) Sweetapple. Married to his first wife Louise (Rachis) Mundt and to his second wife Suzanne (Stanish) of 24 years. Father to Jamie and Maxwell. He will be remembered and missed by his grandchildren Alexander and MacKenzie, also his sister Linda Ritchie and husband Bob. Retired from Honeywell Sperry Canada after 28 years. In his retirement years Andy continued working as a farmer, house builder, horse breeder and challenged himself with renovating a heritage stone home. Andy will be missed by many family and friends. To honour Andy's wishes there will be no visitation at the Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 4th at 2:00 pm at the St. James Anglican Church in Perth, followed by a Celebration of his life at the Farrell Hall, 186 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario. In lieu of flowers please make donations to     Tributes, donations or condolences may be made at     Andy's Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the O'Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082.

TOBIN, Monica "Mona" Theresa [with photo]
Ottawa Citizen April 22, 2009 (Wednesday)

In her 94th year, at the Glebe Centre, peacefully with relatives at her side, on Monday, April 6, 2009. Born in Whale Cove, Newfoundland, Mona was the daughter of the late James and Alice Perrin and the wife of the late John Jack Tobin, all of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mona is survived by her daughter Susan (Stuart) of Toronto, by two grandchildren Tobin and Jackson of Toronto, by her brother Reg of Halifax and by many nieces and nephews coast to coast. She was predeceased by brothers Lawrence "Larry" (Halifax), William "Bill" (Halifax) and John "Jack" (Winnipeg) and by sisters Mary Hartley (Halifax), Anne Kelly (Halifax) and Kay Cedar (Ottawa). Mona lived the majority of her life in Halifax. In her 80's, she moved to Ontario to be closer to family. For the past 6 years, Mona had been a resident of the Glebe Centre. Family members wish to thank the staff of the Glebe Centre, particularly the nurses and caregivers on the 4th floor, for the care and support they provided. A memorial service will be held for Mona on Friday, April 24th at 2 pm, 2nd Floor Glebe Centre. Interment to take place in Halifax, NS on May 19th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mona to the Glebe Centre, 950 Bank St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 5G6.

TOMS, Larry Arthur
Ottawa Citizen December 19, 2009 (Saturday)
Larry Arthur Toms
, 58, Pensacola, FL, passed away on December 9, 2009 due to an aortic dissection. Born in Gander, NF, he was the son of Arthur W. Toms and Elizabeth Toms (nee March) and spent his early years in La Scie, NF. He started his career in radio communications with JML Electronics, and then Canadian Marconi Co. From there, he joined Adga Inc working at the rocket range in Churchill, and the high altitude balloon launch in Gimli, MN. In 1980, his success led him to the Canadian Pacific Railway where he replaced outdated software with expert systems that were to become the first expert systems to be used by a corporation in its daily operations. In 1987, he left CPR to continue developing his Locomotive Oil Analysis Expert System, working both independently and for GasTOPS Ltd (Ottawa and Pensacola, FL). The culmination of this work resulted in, Machine Oil Analysis: Methods, Automation and Benefits, now an industry reference book in its 3rd edition. In recent years, he established with his wife, Allison, Lubrication and Fluid Power, Inc. which published the technical Lubrication and Fluid Power Journal.

Larry is survived by his wife, Allison; son, Eric (SSGT USMC ret.) and his wife, Devin (Spring Hill, TN); son, Christopher (Sgt. USMC) (Bristow, VA); mother, Elizabeth (Victoria, BC); twin brother, Maxwell and his wife, Sandra (Carleton Place, ON); sister, Karen and her husband, David Wright (Victoria, BC);and sister, Elaine (Halifax, NS). He was predeceased by daughter, Carolyn and father, Arthur.

Viau / Hubley [with photo of bride and groom]
Ottawa Citizen July 4, 2009 (Saturday)

Louise and Lionel Viau are proud to announce the marriage of their son Denis to Robyn Hubley, daughter of Libby and Gary Hubley of St. John's NL. The wedding took place April 28, 2009 in Punta Cana DR.

VIDONI, Shirley (Hogan)
Ottawa Citizen June 11, 2009 (Thursday)
Look Who's 50. [with photo]
Shirley (Hogan) Vidoni
, Born June 11, 1959 in Stephenville, NL. Shirley has reached that milestone birthday that we all dread ... She'll weather it well and with her usual good humour ... and maybe a celebratory beer or two with family and friends. Happy Birthday With Lots of Love, From all your family, near and far. XOXOXO.



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