Shibly Joseph Cosra Abela
April 26, 1940 – August 4, 2011
Shibly passed away peacefully in the home that he loved, surrounded by his family. Shibly’s strength, courage and character will be deeply missed by his loving wife and best friend of 42 years, Daphne. Together, they raised a strong and loving family of five children: Daphne Van, nee Conroy (Robin), Peter Conroy (Donna), John Conroy (Jo-Anne), Caroline Dickens, nee Abela (Geoff) and Carmen Abela (Aaron McCrorie) (former husband and friend Charlie Reid). His 19 grandchildren will cherish their memories of their wise, ingenious and loving Papa: Justin, Christopher and Julie; Ryan, Nicole, Joshua, Michael and Taylor; Declan, Liam, Pierce and Rose; Kate and Ben; Kennedy, Liam, Keira, Melissa and Patrick. The family continues to grow with Shibly’s great-grandchildren: Rory, Lilly, Alice and Waylon. His brother and dearest friend, Bernard (the late Suzanne), his loving sister Marguerite (Maggie) Sabine (Keith) and their families, as well as all his dear friends will forever hold him close in their hearts.
Shibly will be remembered and loved for his unbending integrity, his deep curiosity and his desire to learn. Throughout his life, he unfailingly sought to understand and challenge the status quo, building solutions for even the most perplexing of problems. His love of Canada distinguished him and has always been the foundation for his professional and personal contributions. His early years in the Canadian Naval Reserve were followed by a distinguished career in the both the public and private sectors. Shibly`s approach to his life was profound yet simple; the rule by which he lived: contribute.
Born in Alexandria, Egypt and raised in a traditional environment, Shibly`s open-mindedness, tolerance and kindness form the legacy that he leaves his family. His spiritual philosophy was simply love each other.
In his last years of life, his family was extended to include the excellent caregivers at the Haematology Clinic of the Ottawa Hospital. Notably, among the dedicated team that cared for Shibly, Dr. Mitchell Sabloff and Annie Worley were dear to his heart because of their compassion, sensitivity and understanding of his strong will to survive. Their friendship and that which he received from his Support Group contributed greatly to the quality of his life and to his search for answers.
Ancora Imparo I am still learning.
In thanks to the team of people who supported the family and enabled Shibly the grace and dignity to die at home, donations are being accepted for the Palliative Care Outreach Program, c/o; 1716 Woodward Drive, Suite 111, Ottawa, ON, K2C 0P8, founded by Dr. Margaret Farncombe.
Friends and family are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor), Ottawa, on Thursday August 11 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Basilica, 281 Nepean Street, Ottawa, on Friday August 12 at 10 am.
James Francis (Jim) Berry
Suddenly, at his home on July 26, 2011 in his 78th year. Survived by his sister Winifred, niece and nephews. Predeceased by his three brothers and his beloved aunt Anne. Jim will be missed by his close friends. He was a long time member of the Ottawa Beaver Boxing Club. A private service was held at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Ray Edmund Boxer - 08/19/2011
Peacefully, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on Friday, August 19, 2011. Ray Boxer age 79. Beloved husband of Celia (nee Chalmers). Loving father of Susan Boxer. Predeceased by his parents and by his brother Basil. Fondly remembered by his niece, nephew and their children. Special thank you to the staff at Garry J. Armstrong and personal caregiver Brenda Brown, for their wonderful care. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) Wednesday, August 24 from 1 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2:30 p.m. In Memoriam donations to the Alzheimer Society appreciated.
Iris Myrtle Brown - 08/12/2011
Suddenly of heart complications on Friday August 12, 2011 at the age of 90. Daughter of Frank Brown and Myrtle Louise Brown of Ottawa and beloved cousin of Vetha Paine and Shirley (Happy) Peterson (deceased). Iris worked for the federal government during and after World War II and then for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. She was a teacher of commerce at Ridgemont High School in Ottawa until her retirement in 1986. She will be fondly remembered by Vetha Paine (Saskatoon), Tony Paine (Port Credit), Wendy Kennedy (Saskatoon), Gail Motsi (Ottawa) and Steven Peterson (Cortes Island), as well as by the Empey family of Kemptville. Thanks to the staff at Embassy West Seniors Residence for their care over the past eight months. There will be no service at Iris’ request and an interment will take place at Beechwood Cemetery on Thursday August, 18 at 2 p.m.
1950 – 2011
Peacefully, on Wednesday, August 10 after her courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Melvyn. Loving mother of Stephanie, Nicolas and Alexandra. Dear sister of Louise (Jean Renard) and Andree. Francine has touched many lives and she will be dearly missed. Family and friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Tuesday, August 16 and Wednesday, August 17 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11am at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 153 Woodroffe Avenue.
Denis Joseph Cardinal - 08/17/2011
Peacefully at the Laurier Manor on Wednesday August 10th, 2011 at the age of 71. Beloved son of Bertrand Cardinal and the late Rachel (nee Paquette). Dear father of David and Danny. Cherished brother of Pierrette (Gilles), Cheryl (Ron), Richard and Andrew. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit at the St.Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 1200 Ogilvie Road, (at Aviation Parkway) on Monday August 22, 2011 from 10 a.m.until Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the staff at the Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa Civic Hospital and the Laurier Manor for your loving care and compassion.
Rosemary Carter - 08/22/2011
Rosemary passed away peacefully in Shawville on Monday, August 22, 2011 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Alfred Carter. Loving mother of Susan (Marc Ouellet), Brian (Sylwia) and Katie (Gary Murray) and predeceased by her sons Lawry and Patrick Carter. Proud grannie of Nicole (Tyson), Leah, Alison; Patrick and Emily (and their mother Nancy Carter); Cassandra, Victoria, Arthur; Laura, Evelyn and Graham. Dear sister of Pat Beatty (Anne), Mary (Phil Pawsey), sister-in-law Al Beatty. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and by her many dear friends. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) Thursday, August 25, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m. In Memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated.
Ping Moi Chu
Peacefully on July 23, 2011, at age 81. Beloved wife of Donald. Lovingly remembered by daughters Karen (Eddie), Debbie (Ted), Norma, Carol, Sandra and Glenda, and grandchildren Andrea, Brian and Melissa.
Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Saturday, July 30 from 9 am until time of Service in the Chapel at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers donations in our mom's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Barbara Conner - 08/17/2011
At home with loving family by her side on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at age 79. Beloved wife of the late Park Sullivan. Loving mother of Carolyn (Gavin Smee) and Doug. Cherished grandmother of Alysa, Liam and James.
Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service at Pinecrest Cemetery, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Monday, August 22 at 2pm.
Contributions to the Salvation Army.
Annie J. Eisener (nee Thornhill)
It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of a dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, in Ottawa, on Sunday, July 31, 2011. Beloved wife of 72 years to Bernard. Dear mother of Bernie (Brenda) and the late Gordon. Loving grandmother of Debbie, Michael, the late Wayne Eisener; and Rod Eisener (Lynn), Pamela Eisener-Parsche (Michael Parsche) and Thane Eisener (Leslie), and loving great grandmother to 12. She is survived by sister Freda Raymond (the late Gregory), Lillian Nelson (the late George), Helen May Burgess, brother Norman Thornhill (Elaine) and the late Alec Thornhill (the late Loretta) and the late Gerald Thornhill (Dianne). She will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
Annie was a committed soldier to the Salvation Army; she was a tireless volunteer for those less fortunate than herself; and above all she was very devoted to her family. All those who knew and loved her will remember her as; a spirited, determined, generous, loving person, and a shining example and an inspiration to all those whose lives she touched. Family and friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Sunday, August 14 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Ottawa Citadel Corps, 1350 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, on Monday, August 15 at 11am. For those who wish, contributions in Annie’s memory may be directed to the Salvation Army Bethany Hope Faith Community or the Salvation Army Gladstone Citadel Corps.
William Ralph Norris Finlayson
Peacefully, on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the age of 71, after a long battle with cancer. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather, whose spirit and love of life will always endure. Never afraid to take the road less traveled, he is undoubtedly crossing fences and hopping walls still. A lover of hot suns and the merrier moments of life, Ralph's spirit will continue in the revels of those he leaves behind. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the leukemia foundation are welcome.
"Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." - Tennyson
William Leonard Fyfe
Suddenly on August 17, 2011 at age 6. Beloved son of Abby and Lindsay Fyfe. Much loved older brother to Gordie. Adored grandson o f William and Lucy Spain and Leonard and Jean Fyfe; cherished by aunts, uncles, and cousins across Canada and the United States. William’s spirit will be missed by all who knew him. The family will hold a private memorial service. All who knew William are invited to celebrate his life on August 24 from 5 to 7 at the Lindenlea Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to CHEO (www.cheo.on.ca) in William’s memory.
Dr. Allan K. Gillmore
Admin, U of O
Allan passed away in Ottawa on July 28, 2011. Pre-deceased in 2010 by his beloved wife, Jean, he is survived by his children, Donald (Valentina) and Marilyn (John Cavill), and his grandchildren, Jeffrey and Erin Cavill. His career took him from the 'Y' in Hamilton and Sarnia to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and Regina's Wascana Centre Authority. He moved to Ottawa in 1966 as the first Vice-Rector [VP], Admin of the newly public University of Ottawa. He rounded out his career as Executive Director of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (1980-88) and retired to Victoria, BC until 2007. He was awarded four honorary doctorates and was named a Member of the Order of Canada (2000). Friends and family are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street at O'Connor, on Monday August 8th from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. A reception will follow. Donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute, YMCA, or charitable organizations supporting disadvantaged youth and education, are preferred in place of flowers.
Thomas Duncan Greenwood
Beloved husband of Maha Greenwood (nee El-Farr) for over 28 years. Loving father of Nancy. Dear brother of Charles Greenwood (Dalis). Son of the late George and Nancy Greenwood. Thomas will be forever remembered by his extended family, as well as friends. Trade Commissioner for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada for over 30 years. The family would like to thank the medical staff, especially the oncology team and their nurses at the Ottawa General Hospital for their compassion and care. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway) Saturday and Sunday from 3-6pm. Funeral Service will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Melkite Church 1161 North River Road, Ottawa, Monday August 29th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation or to Sts. Peter and Paul's Church.
Passed away peacefully at home. Wife of Philip, daughter of Bob Dawes of Winnipeg and the late Donalda McLeod. Her spirit and laughter will be fondly remembered by her husband and her many friends.
Linda Adeline Griffiths (nee Kritsch) - 08/17/2011
Peacefully, Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Linda Griffiths age 93. Beloved wife of the late John Oliver Griffiths. Loving mother of Adelynn and Dalton (Judy). Proud grandmother of Wendy (Andrew Sadler), Susan, Elizabeth (David Gour), Kristyna (Redentor Marzo) and great-grandmother of Kaelyn, Jack, Isabelle and Melissa. Predeceased by her parents and by siblings Marie, Meta, Emma, Helen and Herb. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) Sunday, August 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Saint Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 326 MacKay Street, Monday, August 22, at 10:30 a.m. In Memoriam donations to CNIB appreciated.
Richard Iredale Hamilton - 08/05/2011
Peacefully, Friday, August 5, 2011. Richard Hamilton age 91. Beloved husband of the late Norah Hamilton (nee Parsons). Loving father of Betty-Lou (Ken Fairhead) and Debra Wright. Proud grandfather of Kevin Cote, Dana Cote, Wolfe Wright and Glory Wright, of many great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Dear brother of Edith Hamilton and brother-in-law of Jean Paul and Etta Butil and Margaret James. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at the home at a later date. Please consult for updated information.