Kenneth McClelland - 08/26/2011
McClelland: Kenneth Died peacefully on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at the Madonna Long Term Care Centre, Ottawa at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Noella McClelland and the late Kathleen Alice McClelland. Loving father of Kimberley McClelland and Karen Elizabeth Addy and grandfather of Christopher McClelland and the late Richard William McClelland. He is predeceased by brothers Rupert McClelland, Leighton McClelland (Denise), Mason McClelland (Lila) and sister Audrey Horwitz (the late Phil). He will be missed by nieces and nephews; Pierre McClelland, Robert Horwitz, Nina Arron, Lisa Horwitz, Debra Horwitz, Stephen Horwitz, Jonathan Horwitz, Leslie Horwitz-Beare, Sunny Maya and Mark Horwitz. Predeceased by nephew David Horwitz. Friends and family are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) on Monday, August 29 from 7pm – 9pm. A Memorial Service will be held at Epiphany Anglican Church, 1290 Ogilvie Road, on Tuesday at 11am. For those who wish, contributions in Kenneth’s memory may be directed to Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario or, Epiphany Anglican Church. Kenneth’s family wish to extend their sincere thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Madonna Long Term Care Centre for the compassion and care he received while he was a resident there.
Mildred M. McInenly (nee Lake)
Peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2011 at age 102. Loved and loving wife of the late Bertram H (Bert). Predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and George Lake, three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her son Bertram J. (Bert), his wife Sandra and grandson Darren; son Peter T., his wife Julie, granddaughter Kelly Aldana, her husband Rodolfo and great grandsons Mateo and Lucas, granddaughter Paula O'Shaughnessy and her husband Michael and great granddaughter Audrey and grandson Jeffrey. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews and wonderful friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Friday, September 23 at 3:30 pm.
Contributions to a charity of choice appreciated
Dr. Douglas McKercher
Died at the Hospice at May Court on Wednesday August 17, 2011 his 90th birthday. Loving and much loved father of Mary (Richard Fazzini), Catherine (Vincent Mosco) and Bob, grandfather of Rosemary and Madeline Mosco and Eve McKercher, and devoted friend of Shirley Green. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy, son Bill and brother John. Doug was born in the village of Vernon, Ont., the son of Bessie Stuart and Bert McKercher, who ran the local general store. A good student, he graduated from high school at 16 and went into medical school at Queen’s University. Because of the war his medical training was accelerated and Doug graduated in 1943, at the age of 21. In April 1944, following an internship at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, he became the youngest surgeon lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served on the frigate Strathadam in the North Atlantic. A shipboard accident that killed a half-dozen of his fellow crew cost him some of his hearing and helped him decide to become an ear, nose and throat specialist. In 1945 Doug married Dorothy King of North Bay, Ont., a bright and beautiful nurse he met during his internship. After the war he and Dorothy lived in Montreal, London, Ont., and St. Louis, Mo., while he did his specialist training. They settled in Ottawa in 1949. For the next 40 years he ran a busy medical and surgical practice. He was head of the ear, nose and throat department at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for 17 years and taught at the University of Ottawa. He particularly enjoyed working with children and helped organize the new Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. After he retired he served for several years on the executive council of the Canadian Medical Protective Association. Doug believed that life was more than work, however, and he and Dorothy travelled, entertained, skied, golfed, played bridge and socialized with a wide circle of friends. They belonged to the Granite Curling Club, where Doug was a founding member, the Rivermead Golf Club and, later, the Royal Ottawa Golf Club. Dorothy died suddenly in 1996, a few months after their 50th wedding anniversary, leaving Doug bereft. Happily, Shirley Green helped him rediscover his joy in life and he shared many wonderful times with her and her family. Doug was happiest at his cottage at Norway Bay, Que. He founded an annual golf tournament at the Norway Bay Golf Course that ran for 35 years. Like his mother who lived to the age of 100, Doug was never ill until his final illness. His greatest regret in these last few months was that he couldn’t spend the summer at the cottage. He did, however, manage to get there for one day in May, so he could put in his garden. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Friday, August 19 from 5 – 8pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the West Chapel on Saturday at 10:30am, followed by a reception. The family wants to thank the staff and volunteers at the Hospice at May Court for their wonderful care and compassion during Doug’s final days. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Doug, please consider the Hospice at May Court.
Priscilla Louise Meggs (nee Jefferson)
Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, on Sunday, August 21st, 2011, at the milestone age of 90 years. Loving wife of the late John Raymond Meggs and cherished mother of Elizabeth (Louise), Peter (Linda) and Nancy Gover (Paul). Beloved Grandma of Joel, Christopher, Meghan, Scott and Jessica. Special friend of Janet Newman. Survived by sisters Betty McCurdy and Barbara Brougham, brothers Stephen Jefferson and Philip Jefferson and brother-in-law Peter Meggs. Predeceased by her brother John Jefferson. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) on Wednesday, August 24th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 955 Wingate Drive, Ottawa, on Thursday at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Special thanks to the staff at Extendicare Starwood and doctors and nursing staff at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus for their sincere compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
Max Edward Melnyk
Communications Consultant and former Chief of Spectrum Policy in Industry Canada.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Max left us peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2011, at the Heart Institute of the Civic Campus. His zest for life and positive attitude will leave many missing him tremendously. He is survived by his wife, Claudia Peterkin, daughter Suzanne, stepdaughters’ Melissa and Kim, son Billy, stepson Malone, granddaughter Alyssa and grandson Kyle, sisters Pat and Marlene of Winnipeg, brother Ron of Vancouver. Also predeceased by daughter Cherryl (July 4, 2008).
Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 315 McLeod Street on Thursday, August 18 from 2pm until Service in the Chapel at 4 p.m.,followed by a reception in the McGarry Family Reception Centre
In lieu of flowers, the family is recommending a donation to the Ottawa Heart Institute.
Francis Edmund Monette
Monette: Francis Edmund Francis Edmund Monette of Gracefield, Quebec, age 89 years. It is with sadness that we mourn the loss of our dear father. Francis passed peacefully with his family at his side on August 24, 2011, Surrounded by his children Paul, Catherine (John Savone) and Amanda (Gord Casey) and by his grandchildren Gianfranco and Genevieve Savone, after having lived a very full life. Predeceased a short time ago by his loving wife Anastasia, and also by his parents Martha McConnery and Joseph Albert Monette and by his siblings Leo, Patricia, Thursa, Eleanor, Dowling Lauretta and Regis. Francis is survived by his loving sister Monica (James Hodges). Family and friends are welcome to a Funeral Mass that will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 194 Fourth Ave. on Tuesday, August 30, at 11:00 a.m.. Donations to the "Do It For Daron Fund" (D.I.F.D.) would be appreciated. A very heartfelt thanks to family friend Dympna Russell and to "Papa Monette's" caregivers at the Manoir Laurier in Ottawa, who like angels, sang and prayed with him in his final hours. Also thanks to Hulse Playfair and McGarry for providing caring funeral services.
Leo Kalervo Nenonen
On Wednesday, August 24, 2011, after a courageous struggle with ALS, at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Denise (nee Boivin). Favourite Dad of Mark and Natalie (Tim Lott). Special grandfather of Tiara and Alexandre. Survived by his sister Marietta Samppala of North Carolina. Leo was a proud member of the Canadian Friends of Finland. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) on Wednesday, August 31 from 6-9pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 11:30am. Reception to follow in the McGarry Family Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian ALS Society would be appreciated by the family.
Lucille O’Connor (Lucie Valentine) - 08/10/2011
Active Member – Long Term Disability Bank of Canada
After a long illness on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the age of 59. Predeceased by parents Lawrence and Ethel nee Cuddihy and brother-in-law Paul Lebrun. Survived by siblings Marion Lebrun, Susan McCarthy (Dave), Mervyn O’Connor, Dorothy Carroll (Bernard) and Myron O’Connor (Kathy). Also survived by 2 nieces, 4 nephews, 2 great-nieces and 2 great-nephews. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Martin’s Church, 280 Martindale Raod, Martindale, Quebec on Saturday, August 13 at 11am. Interment to follow at Martindale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to La Maison Mathieu Froment Savoie Palliative Care, 170 Sherbrooke Street, Gatineau, Quebec, J8Y 2L6 would be appreciated.
Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Saturday August 20th, 2011 in his 70th year. Cherished father of George, Anna (Ioannis Aggelopoulos) and Maria (Lampros Tsaprailis). He also leaves behind the mother of his children Georgina Papadopoulos. Dear brother of Athanasios (Christina), and Victoria Theodoropoulos (John). Predeceased by sister Alexandra Karalekas (Dimitrios) and brother Petros (late Maria). Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Monday August 22,2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. with Trisagion Prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Kimissis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
Margaret Lillian Parkin
Peacefully, at her residence on August 12, 2011 in her 91st year.
Dear friend of Mary Anne and Bruce Jackson, grandmother to Geoffrey Jackson (Ottawa) and Heather Di Loreto (Anthony) (Markham) and great grandmother to Emma and Olivia. A special aunt to many nieces and nephews over the years.Fondly remembered by cousins Ann (Robert) Ogburn (Colorado) and Elizabeth Wallace (Toronto) and their families.
A special thank you to the staff at Palisades Retirement Residence for their wonderful care.
A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street, Ottawa on Tuesday, August 16th at 11 am.
Donations in Margaret's memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Ottawa Humane Society.
Margaret was a graduate of Elmwood School in Rockcliffe Park. She was one of the first women to enter engineering at the University of Toronto. Later switching faculties, she graduated with a BA in Mathematics, Physics and English. She joined the RCAF in WWII as a commissioned officer employed in Airworthiness and Research Liaison Activities. After the war, she worked for the National Research Council of Canada as a junior research officer and subsequently was appointed to the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada for several years in the late 1940’s and 1950. In 1951, Margaret re-enlisted into the RCAF as an engineering liaison in the Aeronautical Engineering and Armament Divisions.
After leaving the RCAF in 1959, Margaret enrolled in the University of Ottawa and graduated with a degree in Library Science. As a librarian, one of her major achievements was to organize and develop the national library service for the Canadian Nurses Association.
She was a long time member of Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa and served as President of the Altar Guild, as well as other positions. For many years she was the wedding coordinator for the cathedral. Margaret also served on the Board of Directors for the Victorian Order of Nurses, Ottawa-Carleton Branch.
As a patron of the Arts, she supported the National Arts Centre, the Ottawa Little Theatre, Stratford and Shaw Festivals, to name a few. Margaret loved animals, whether dogs or cats, and she was a supporter of the Ottawa Humane Society.
Margaret was the daughter of Dr. John Hamilton Parkin (deceased) and Margaret Gertrude Locke (deceased), and brother of infant Patrick (deceased).
Her father was the cornerstone of her life. Dr. Parkin was a professor at the University of Toronto and founded the aeronautical engineering program there. He was the first director of the Division of Mechanical Engineering at the National Research Council of Canada. Margaret stood devoted by his side for many years.
David Patterson - 08/03/2011
David Quain Patterson, died suddenly, on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, in Ottawa, the cherished husband of Barbara Murphy Patterson, originally of St. John’s Newfoundland; beloved brother of Garrett (Sylvia), Nicholas and the late Redmond; uncle of Nicholas and Helen (Robert Vandenberg) and great uncle of Isaac and Samuel Vandenberg.
David had a long distinguished career as a lawyer, specializing in international law with the Justice Department of Canada. Over the decades, he represented the Government in numerous major projects and enterprises across Canada and abroad.
Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair, & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, (at O’Connor), Friday, August 5 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, 95 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, on Saturday, August 6th, at 9:45 am.