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William Plyler

In hospital on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at age 61. Beloved husband of Wendy (nee Thornton) Loving father of Karin and David. Will be lovingly remembered by his mother Hannelore (Gunter) and brother Martin. Predeceased by his adopted mother Faye Plyler. Special thanks to the Medical Team that supported and guided us along our journey. Dr. Van der Jagt, Judy and MaryAnne who were there from the start. Dr. Finkelstein, Dr. Eapen and Dr. Carrier. Dr. Barth in Toronto for his honesty. All the staff on 5 West at the General Hospital who gave so much of their time to manage his care. Dr. Ramirez as well as Palliative Care for their compassion.

A Celebration of Willi's Life will be held at 3 Birch Avenue on Sunday, August 21 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.

Julien Gratien (Pots) Potvin

Suddenly, on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Letourneau). Loving father of Lisa Laven (Jim), James (Lotica), and Pamela De Krom. Cherished grandfather and fishing buddy of Kyle, Lindsay, Caitlin, Evan, Damian, Nicolaas and Julien. He is also survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters in the Saguenay, QC area. Pots was a competitive sportsman and outdoorsman. Family and friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Friday, August 26 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 1pm.

Mary Preston-Thomas (nee Bowler)

After a courageous battle, Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Hugh for 56 years. Loving mother of Tim (Marilyn Sullivan), Jon (Karen Sander), Caroline (Mike Gaines) and Peter. Cherished grandmother of Catherine, Patrick, Sarah, Jasmin, Kim, Jennifer, Kevin, Matthew and Daniel. Dear sister of Margaret (the late Wally Robertson), the late Eleanor (the late Rob MacKimmie), the late John, Pat Kindle, the late Barbara (the late Alex Sim), Arthur (Sheila) and David. Daughter of the late Reginald and Winifred. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) Wednesday, August 31 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow.

John “Leslie” Quinn
On Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of 55 years to Marla (nee Derby). Loving father of Cynthia (David Tanner), Darlene (Stephen Sherwood), Heather (Henri Chamberlain), Lori (Denis Lapointe) and Lisa (Michel Forget). Predeceased by two infant children Glenda and Richard. Cherished Grandpa of Michael & Thomas Sherwood, Matthew & Rhonda Chamberlain, Jean-Denis & Alex Lapointe, Luca & Makayla Forget. Predeceased by his parents John and Eleanor Quinn, sisters Lureena Gagnon and Dwyla Courtney. Friends are invited to visit at the McGarry Memorial Chapel, 139 Valley Road, Wakefield on Tuesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held at the Trinity United Church, 360 Route 105, Kazabazua, Quebec,J0X 1X0 on Wednesday at 2 pm. Leslie’s charity of choice was the Aylwin United Church Cemetery Fund.

Augusts Rolands Reiss

Augusts Reiss, age 86. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLoed Street (at O’Connor) Thursday, August 11 from 10-11 a.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. In Memoriam donationas to the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, 2200 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, ON, L5M 2N1.


Peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Montfort Hospital, Ottawa at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of David (Chris) and Pat Harris (Mark). Cherished grandmother of Samantha and Michael. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) on Monday, August 22 from 1:30pm until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2:30pm. Sincere thanks to the staff at Laurier Manor for the excellent care provided and to the staff at the Montfort for their kindness. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a cancer society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Mary Catherine Richardson - 08/19/2011

Passed away peacefully at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre (PRVHC) on August 19th. Mary was born in Garson Mines, Ontario on November 27, 1917, the daughter of the late John F. Bell and Eliza (nee Dixon). Predeceased by her husband Reg and infant son Reginald and brothers John (Audrey) and Bill (Denise). Survived by her children Dr. Brenda Richardson (Dr. Ken Slater), Barbara Ingram (Les), Judy Richardson (David Halliburton) and Jack Richardson (Norean) and grandchildren Simon and Eli Slater, Mary Pare (Paul), Lynn Ingram, Jennifer Richardson (John), Margo Blayney (Brent), and Charles (Sherri), Catherine (Tristan), Stephen and Christine Halliburton. Also survived by great grandchildren Lauren, Clara, Addison, Landon, Rowan and Bronson. A very special aunt to Bill, Brian, Bob, Kim, Karin and Michael. A heartfelt thanks to the very caring staff (O1E) and volunteers at the PRVHC who showered Mary with much friendship and affection. Also thanks to volunteers and clergy from St. Mark's and Trinity Anglican Churches and special thanks to PRVHC Chaplains: Sherry Baker and Fr. Gagne. A Celebration of a Life well lived and much loved will take place at Trinity Anglican Church, 1230 Bank Street, Ottawa, Monday, August 22nd at 11 am. Burial to take place at the Civic Memorial Cemetery in Sudbury, Tuesday August 23rd at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name may be made to the PRVHC or to a children’s charity. May the angels be there to take you to paradise and welcome you on your way.

Gdalyah Ben Zion Rosenfeld - 08/20/2011

It is with such sadness and sorrow that we announce the death of Gdalyah Ben Zion Rosenfeld, in the presence of his family, on Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He was born in Montreal on June 14, 1923 to the late Sarah and Julius Rosenfeld. He leaves behind him to mourn, his beloved wife Florence (nee Margulies), twin daughters Jocelyn Slatt (Jeff) and Anita Rosenfeld and two grandchildren Jessica and David Slatt. He has one sister Ena Segall (the late Gordon), two sisters-in-law (all deceased), Lillian Margulies, and Helen and Ed Mehr, and 7 nieces and nephews. He also had several grand nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends. He held degrees from: the Sir George Williams University; the University of Montreal School of Social Work and Industrial Relations; and the University of Toronto School of Hospital Administration. He undertook his hospital administration residency at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the hospital administrator of the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg for 6 years. Subsequently, the federal government requested that Gdalyah move to Ottawa to become a special consultant on health care. He finished his significant career as a director general with the department of Health and Welfare Canada. He was considered to be one of the founders of the present Canadian Health Care system. While working for the federal government, he devised plans to integrate physician care, hospital care, nursing care and other medical care programs into one overall system known as the Canada Health Act. Mr. Rosenfeld also was an outstanding volunteer within the Ottawa community: leading several federal government United Way departmental campaigns and in the Jewish community: serving as vice president of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society; vice president of Hillel Lodge; Magen David Adom; the Rideau View Golf Club; member of the Ottawa Vaad; and was responsible for the public sector division of the United Jewish Appeal, among many other charitable activities. His family thanks the staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, the Ottawa Heart Institute, his wonderful care givers, Dr. Alan Iny, and the staff at the Palisades. Funeral Service to be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, on Tuesday, August 23rd at 1 p.m. following the Service interment will be held at Jewish Memorial Gardens, 6549 Herbert’s Corners Road, Osgoode. Shiva will be observed from 2-4 p.m. at apartment 623 of the Palisades Retirement Residence, 480 Metcalfe Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Ottawa Heart Institute, the Gdalyah and Florence Rosenfeld Endowment Fund at the Ottawa Jewish Federation (613) 798-4696 or to a charity of your choice.

Jack Clemenger Rutledge

Peacefully at the Hospice at May Court, on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the age of 97. Beloved husband for 40 years of Irene (Orton). Predeceased by daughter Vicki, age 57, of Ottawa and son Bryan, age 67, of California and brother Harry of Toronto. He is survived by granddaughters Christina and Kelly Rutledge of California. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Jack enjoyed a diverse and stimulating career in the public service. And in his private life, he was active in youth work including 3 years as President with the YM/YWCA. Jack was a proud 49 year member with the Royal Ottawa Golf Club. The family would like to express their gratitude for the professional and compassionate care provided for Jack by the staff of 5B Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, the Palliative Care Team of the Civic Campus and the staff and volunteers of the Hospice at May Court. A private graveside Service will be held. A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club on Friday, September 9th from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice at May Court would be greatly appreciated.

Peter Seto

Peacefully and surrounded by family & friends at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Saturday August 6th, 2011 at the age of 76. Dearly beloved husband of So Ting (nee Yung). Loving father of Janet Seto-Slatter (Norman), Stephen Seto (Laurel), Jo-Ane Seto (Ken), David Seto (Nancy) and Judy Seto (Leigh). Cherished grandfather of Adrianne (Denis), Shane, Lindsay, Bradley, Devin, Cassandra, Ciara and the late Alexa. Predeceased by sister May Yee. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street at O’Connor, on Thursday August 11th, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday August 12th, from 9 am until Service in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to local Big Brothers Big Sisters charities or any other community-based children’s charities in your area.

Amy Kathleen Smith (nee Birthwright)

SMITH: AMY KATHLEEN (nee Birthwright) Gone to be with her Lord, after a long illness, on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Beloved wife of Willesley, dear mother of Yvonne Smith – Jean-Baptiste ( Yves) and Valerie Smith. She will be lovingly remembered by grandchildren, Erica, Alexandre, Sarah, and Tyler. Dear sister of Roy Birthwright, Lillian Payton, Arthur (Daisy), Leon, and Winnifred. Beloved aunt to Samuel King, Calvin Smith, and many nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by her many friends. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway) on Thursday, August 25 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at East Gate Alliance Church, 550 Codds Road, Ottawa on Friday at 11 am. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be directed to World Vision. Amy’s family wish to express their sincere thanks to the doctors and staff at the Montfort Hospital and the staff at the Madonna Long Term Care Center for the care and compassion she was given while in their care – thank-you Lannie & Gaston.

The Hon. John Sylvain

The Honourable John Sylvain, 87, Senator (retired) of Ottawa, Ontario, died peacefully on 16 August 2011 at La Malbaie, Quebec .

Born in London, England, son of John and Alice (Carriere) Sylvain, brother of Lola Davies (deceased).

Beloved husband of 63 years to Yolande Maranger, devoted father to Michele, Louise, Marc (Pauline), Anne (Michael), Christine (John) and Valerie (deceased).

Dearly loved by 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

John served in the RAF during WWII, then graduated from the University of Ottawa. A resident over the years of Montreal and Ottawa he built a successful career in the insurance industry before being appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1990. John leaves a large family spanning 4 generations and is remembered for the gentle guidance and mentoring he provided, and the outstanding role model he was to his children and grandchildren alike. He will be greatly missed.

The Sylvains are deeply grateful to the Desmarais family for their extraordinary compassion and kindness during his final days.

The Sylvains also wish to thank Dr Jean-Luc Dupuis and his staff for their outstanding care and devotion.

A Funeral Service will be held at 4pm on Saturday 20 August 2011 at the central chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry at 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. Donations in his name may be made to La Fondation du Centre hospitalier St-Joseph de La Malbaie inc.

Mary Vlad

Approaching her 92nd year, Mary’s passing on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of family was unexpected since everyone that knew her thought she would live forever. Husband John to whom she had been married for 68 years lived to 100, and to her friends and family she was a constant. Mary and John had only two mailboxes in Canada in 63 years, 39 of them at the same address in Ottawa, the balance at the farm in Iroquois. She was proud that her only son Mitch established a family with artist Deborah, she was delighted that grandsons Sean and Elliot chose beautiful wives (Helen and Tamara) to create precious great-grandchildren (Alexis, Victoria, Devin, Avery, Cameron), and that grandson Alexander became such a constant companion. Her loving niece Mariana’s unceasing loving attention greatly enhanced the quality of her life, as did Reg Moriarty and Calvin. The long journey from Transylvania to England to Canada has come to an end. Mary leaves behind good memories for everyone along the way, and regrets especially from family here and in Romania. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) on Wednesday from 2 – 4pm and 7 – 9pm and Thursday from 12noon until time of service in the Chapel at 1pm. The interment will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery followed by a reception.

Robert James (Bob) Waterman
Auditor, Provincial Retail Sales Tax
- 08/15/2011

Robert James (Bob) Waterman
Auditor,Provincial Retail Sales Tax

Peacefully on Monday, August 15, 2011, age 74 years. Beloved husband of Carol Ann (nee Buccino) for 46 years. Loving father of Nancy Chow (Ben) and Mary Neely (JJ) of Milton, ON. Cherished Grandpa of Jonathan and Alyssa Chow and Hannah and Calvin Neely. Predeceased by his sister Ruth Bird. Bob will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends. He was a master gardener and enjoyed curling. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave., at Richmond Road, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, 1303 Leaside Ave. (at Merivale Road) on Thursday, August 18th at 11a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Parkinson's Society would be appreciated by the family.

Brian David Edward Watson C. A.

with broken hearts we wish to announce that Brian passed away suddenly on Monday August 22nd, 2011 at the age of 64. Brian was the beloved son of David and Louise Watson. Loving and devoted husband of Anne (McFarlane). The cherished Dad of Heather, Ben and Mairi. Loved brother of Lynne (Terry), Joanne (Jean-Gilles), Valerie (Todd), Didi (Ken) and Stephen (Janet). He also leaves behind many niece and nephews. Brian was the founding partner of Watson, Folkins Corey Chartered Accountants. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry,315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) on Saturday August 27th, from 12:30pm until time of the Service in Chapel at 2:30pm. Donations in memory of Brian to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Teresa Grace Wightman (nee Martin) - 08/22/2011

Wightman, Teresa Grace (nee Martin) Peacefully, on Sunday August 21 at Montfort Hospital, aged 84. Beloved wife of Brice Wightman for 33 years. Predeceased by sister Mary Colbert (John) and brother John (Shirley). Sister of Susan Gilhooly (the late Patrick), Sister Grace CND, Allan (Dianne), and Frank (Joyce). Much-loved aunt to many nieces and nephews. TeeTee's joyful voice, dancing and generous and loving spirit will be remembered by all her family and friends. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway) on Wednesday, August 24 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Our lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 400 St. Laurent Boulevard, on Thursday, August 25 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

James Young

Peacefully, at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Center on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Ruth. Dear uncle of David Nesbitt (Brenda), Douglas Nesbitt (the late Donna), Kathryn Maloney (John) and special uncle to Jameison, Tricia; Keri, Kenneth; and Ian. Predeceased by sister Ada Petherbridge. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the wonderful Rideau 1 South Staff. Their exceptional care and compassion and ever-present cheerfulness made Jims final months comfortable.. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe (at Richmond), on Saturday August 27th from 9am until time of Service in the Chapel at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Center would be appreciated.

Mary Frances Young (Nee Eastham) - 08/26/2011

It is with much sorrow that we announce the death of Mary Frances Young. Mary peacefully passed away with her family at home on August 24, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 62 years to Ken, mother and grandmother to Debra (Robert Rocheleau), Sebastian, Genevieve of Victoria, B.C.; Pamela (François Carrière), Emilie, Alexi, Patrick of Ottawa, Ont.; and Brenda (Tim Anderson), William, Spencer, Olivia of Atlanta, Ga. Mary leaves behind her sister, Ivy Blackwood of Hamilton, Ontario. Pre-deceased by her parents Florrie and William Eastham, brothers William and James Eastham and her sister Lily Aitchison. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. A mass will be celebrated at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, 3092 Innes Road, Ottawa on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11:00am followed by a reception at the church. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Louise Coulombe from the Community Palliative Care Network (CPCN) for all the care given to Mary and her family during this difficult time and Joy Huettner, Hospice Nurse, who lovingly cared for Mary. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the CPCN or to a charity of your choice.

ALARIE, Soeur Jeanne d'Arc (Eustelle des Anges)

Au Couvent du Sacré-Coeur,15, avenue Oblate, Ottawa, le 24 février 2012 est décédée Soeur Jeanne d'Arc, de la Congrégation des Soeurs du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus, à l'âge de 86 ans et 9 mois. Elle était née à Ste-Sophie, Québec, le 21 mai 1925, de feu Zénon Alarie et de feue Eva Desormaux.

Outre sa communauté, Soeur Jeanne d'Arc laisse dans le deuil sa soeur Thérèse (feu Roger Martin). Prédécédée par Geneviève (Robert Gouin) ainsi que des neveux et nièces.

La dépouille mortelle sera exposée au Couvent du Sacré-Coeur, 15, avenue Oblate, Ottawa, mardi le 28 février 2012 à 13 heures et la liturgie des défunts sera célébrée en la chapelle de la communauté, mercredi le 29 février 2012 à 10 heures.

L'inhumation se fera au cimetière Notre-Dame d'Ottawa.

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