ARMITAGE, Erline Margaret
1923 - 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Erline on Monday, March 5, 2012. She was the daughter of William and Mae Alexander. Predeceased by her husband Irwin and son Brian (Catherine) Much loved mother of Dwight (Carol) and Eleanor (the late Eric). Loving grandmother of Cynthia, Patrick, Michael (Angela) and Kelli Doyle (Jason) and great grandmother of Kole and Tanner. Loving sister of Joy Henderson (the late Lloyd) and predeceased by sisters Winnifred Archambault (the late Ray), Evelyn Murray (Lloyd) and Minola Bradley (Ernie) and by brother Earl (Kathy). She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and by her great friend Mickey Watts.
Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue, (at Richmond Road) on Thursday, March 8, from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 11am. Interment Maplegrove Cemetery, Shawville, QC.
Contribution to the United Church in Quyon, QC or a charity of your choice appreciated.
Doris Louise Armstrong (nee Loomis)
1922 - 2012
At Park Place Retirement Residence on Wednesday, February 22 in her 90th year after a lengthy illness. Wife of the late Gordon Millard Armstrong for 61 years. Mother of Evelyn "Lyn" Zorzi (the late Robert) of Pickering and Murray (Catherine Wright) of Edmonton. Grandmother of Angela, Karen, Nathan, Melissa and Lauralee and great grandmother of Jacob, Adriana, Marley and Lyla. Doris was predeceased by her parents Edwin and Sara Louise (Barrett) Loomis; by her baby daughter Margaret (1955), by her sister Marjorie Parker and brother Frederick J. Loomis. Family and friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Sunday, February 26 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Trinity United Church, 1099 Maitland Avenue on Monday at 11am. Those wishing may make donations to The Kidney Foundation.
"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another" Luciano de Crescenzo
Frederick W. (Rick) Barrigar
Rick, 68, died peacefully on 11 January, from cancer. He is survived by his brother Bob and Bob’s wife Evelyn; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and countless friends. His family are grateful to his friends for their dedicated support during his illness, and to the May Court nurses and staff for their attentive hospice care.
Rick was an avid sportsman, enjoying basketball, golf, and fishing. But his greatest love was hockey – until a few months before his death, he was typically on the ice twice every week.
Rick served as President of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa in 2002-3, and was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Kiwanis for Eastern Canada and the Caribbean for 2004-5. Kiwanis International awarded him the Glen Bagnell Growth Award and a Mel Osborne Fellowship. Late last year, Kiwanis Ottawa established the Rick Barrigar Scholarship in his honour. For Kiwanis and privately, Rick devoted time and effort to charitable causes, including years of service to the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa.
Rick served in a number of sales-oriented positions, especially in the computer industry, during his working life. His most recent employer Coughlin & Associates Ltd. was especially supportive during his terminal illness.
Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor), on Saturday, May 12th from 2:30pm until the Celebration of Rick’s Life Service at 3:30pm. Reception to follow. Rick did not request donations in his memory, but the Hospice at May Court, the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa would be worthy recipients.
Jack Baylin - 02/08/2012
With great sadness we announce that Jack Baylin passed away on Wednesday February 8 at the age of 86. Predeceased in 1990 by his adoring wife of 45 years Doris Baylin ( nee Silverman). Jack is survived by his wife of 18 years Anne Baylin and his children Ross Baylin ( Suzan Smyth) and Shelly Amor ( Yossi Amor); and his step children Joy Kardish (David Kardish) and David Schlessigner ( Anne Schlessinger). Loved and cherished by his grandchildren: Ryan Baylin, Daniel Amor, Shannon Baylin, Jonathan Amor, Talya Amor, Josh Kardish, Sasha Kardish, Tobin Kardish ( Ellen Kardish), Simon Schlessinger and Jason Schlessinger... .and great grandchildren Sammy and Ben Kardish.
Jack the youngest of the five children of Rose and Max Baylin founder of the Ottawa Iron Works. Jack lived and full, rich and happy life with no regrets. He was loved by all who knew him whether it was from a lifelong relationship or someone he meet just moments before. He wanted to bring happiness to people's lives and he did so effortlessly with his humour, his wit and genuine sincerity. His golf game mirrored his way of life, honest, thoughtful, supportive of others, enjoyment to the fullest, competitive with himself but not with others..... And it was always sunny when Jack was on the golf course.
Many thanks to the caregivers who helped him along the way, the staff on the second and first floors of the Civic Campus. The care from home providers from the Bayshore and Homewatch.... especially Cat and Shira.
Funeral Services are at the Jewish Community Memorial Chapel on 1771 Cuba Avenue at 11:00 on Sunday. Shiva will be at 7 Marble Arch Crescent 2-4pm and 6-9 pm with evening services at 5:00. Donations to the the Jack and Doris Baylin Endowment Fund , the Jack and Honey Baylin Endowment Fund or Home Palliative Care
He lived life and faced death his way with no regrets ...ILY IRY IMY.
It is with heavy hearts that the Biron family wish to inform you of the death of René on February 29, 2012. Beloved husband of Helen for 55 years. Predeceased by his son Roger and by brother Jean-Denis Biron. Survived by his daughter Joanna, brother Edgar and sisters Françoise, Monique, Louise and their families. Even though Alzheimer disease ravaged his body, René was able to remain at home and live graciously to the end of his life. Thanks to Dr. James Dickson, Carefor staff, Marjorie, Claire and especially Leslie-Ann. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway) on Saturday, March 10 from 2:30 until the time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3:30 p.m., with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society.
Melanie Paula Blanchfield
August 31, 1917 - February 18, 2012
Peacefully at St. Viateur Nursing Home, Limoges, aged 94. Wife of the late Joseph Angus. mother of Jim (Jane) and Shirley (Kurt); grandmother of three and great grandmother of six. Predeceased by her parents Johann Haldner & Maria Wehinger and her siblings Johann (Martha), Albert (Rosalina), Rosa (Karl), Martha (Bernhard) and Monica (Peter). Remembered by many nieces and nephews in Canada, Switzerland and New Zealand. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway), on Friday, February 24th after 12noon until Service time in the Chapel at 2pm. Special thanks to the St. Viateur Nursing Home and staff. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.
A Celebration Of Life
Melanie peacefully and quietly passed away on February 18, 2012 at St Viateur Nursing Home, Limoges, Ontario. She has endured many trials, an operation which developed severe pancreatitis in 1998 only to fully recover and lived with her daughter for over ten years. A stroke in December 2006 , which affected the language center of the brain, proved to be more challenging. After lengthy stays in the hospital, she returned home in June 2007. The stroke proved to be more demanding but she continued to endure through courage and resilience and a strong sense of living.
Melanie was born August 31, 1917 in Gams, Oberfelsbach to Johann and Karolina Haldner (nee Wehinger).
Melanie’s resilience stemmed from a childhood spent in the Swiss mountains, where owning and making the most of little was normal and contributed to her great resourcefulness and diligence in all aspects of life.
Melanie met her husband Joseph Angus Blanchfield in England during the war. She was working in England at the time and Angus (known as Gus) was on furlough. He insisted on buying her a cup of tea which she steadfastly refused at the beginning. He persisted and a love match was born to last over two continents. She followed my father to Canada, not without great trial to get here, both of them saving for a boat which ended up getting dry-docked. Melanie finally boarded a plane and landed in La Guardia airport, Montreal, Quebec in 1946 where tables of food were awaiting the passengers from overseas due to the food shortage in Europe. They were married on November 21, 1946. It was a love borne in wartime Europe and even though Gus died at the age of 71, due to a lengthy illness after a stroke, she remained faithful to his memory having only one true love in her life. Gus and Melanie had two children, a son James Edward Blanchfield (wife Jane Blanchfield) and daughter Shirley Margret Carolyn Johanson (nee Blanchfield) (husband Kurt Sigurd Johanson). She has three grandchildren, Jason Peter Johanson, Jamie Kris Johanson (wife Krista Johanson) and Jennifer Rose Johanson (husband David Quinn). She has six Great Grandchildren, Erica, Stephanie, Connor and Madison (Jamie & Krista) and Morgan and Kaitlin (Jennifer & Dave).
Melanie created a loving home for her family and worked as a seamstress at home as her primary goal was to be an excellent wife and mother. They travelled to Switzerland, New Zealand, United States, British Columbia and various parts of Canada. She volunteered at the parish and was always cognizant of the needs of others. Ever present in the lives was their strong sense of family. Family gatherings were held at their home and laughter, love and joy rebounded from the walls.
Melanie continued her life courageously after Gus’s death and had a real zest for living, never giving up using great strength and her love of life.
She is predeceased by her brothers, Hans and Albert, and sisters, Monica, Martha and Rosa.
She will be sadly missed by family and friends alike.
Mildred Brownlee (nee Phillips) - 03/09/2012
Mildred Brownlee, beloved wife of the late Kenneth Brownlee, and mother of Fraser Brownlee, died on Friday, March 9, 2012. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe (at Byron) Tuesday, March 13 from 12 noon until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m.
Bulger, Robert Patrick
Bob passed gently and peacefully in his sleep on 26 Feb 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario with family and a friend by his side.
Predeceased by his: father John Patrick Bulger; mother Evelyne Loretta Mary (nee Lappin), his beloved wife Charlotte Marie Mathilde(nee Bedard), and, brother John ‘Ted’ Wilfred Bulger. Loving uncle to his nephews and nieces: John Patrick, Kathleen Ann, Peter Michael, and Mary Andrea,as well as his many grand nephews and nieces. He was proud of the grand nephews who carried the Bulger tradition of service into the next generation (Semper Fidelis).
Born on 23 February 1925 in Westmont, Quebec Bob was a graduate of St Leo’s Academy and later attended both Loyola and McGill. In 1943 he followed his brother, Ted, into the RCAF where he became a Wireless Air Gunner. He remained with the Air Force after the war serving with great pride in 401 (City of Westmont) and 411 (City of York) Squadrons until 1970 when he retired as a Captain. His tours included service with the RCAF Pipes and Drums including the Coronation and a grand tour across bases in the USA and left him with a long and deep appreciation of the Pipes. After the war Bob moved to become a Communications Consultant with Bell Canada, and later Corporate Communications Manager for Eatons. He finished his very distinguished career as Director Communications Branch, Ontario Ministry of Transport and Communications where he was involved in the early use of video teleconferencing programs as well as regulatory matters and other advanced technological programs and applications on behalf of the Ontario government.
A lifelong devotee to the Air Force he was a member Air Force Association serving in several leadership positions, the Royal Canadian Legion, and was a member of the Royal Military Institute (Toronto). In addition, he was a President of the Canadian Industrial Assembly (forerunner to the Canadian Business Telecommunications Alliance) and served with distinction with several Telecommunications Conferences, Associations and Working Groups.
Special thanks to the Bulger’s in Ottawa for their support, his care giver Marilene Gauthier and the Second floor staff at Baseline Extendicare Medex.
Friends are invited to visit atthe Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) on Wednesday, February 29 after 9am until time of Service in the Chapel at 10:30am.
Contributions to the Alzheimer Society appreciated
Callaghan, Francoise Denise "Fran"
Peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 3 days shy of her 77th birthday, surrounded by her family. Fran will be reuniting with her beloved husband of 41 years, Alfred. Loving mother of Brenda Simmons (Paul), Darlene Hetherington (Dave) and Terry-Lynn Galley (Garry). Much loved grandmother "Nanny" to Dwayne, Joy, Jamie-Lynn, Bill, Cailean, Matthew, Nathaniel, Shaylynn, Wyatt and Blake. Overjoyed great grandmother "G Nanny" to Kendra, Dayton, Laura and Taylor. Loving sister of Annette, Art, and predeceased by Orel, Alice, Cecile, Guy, Lucien, Peter, Robert and Marcel. Fran will be missed dearly by many nieces, nephews and friends, especially her longtime pal Terry Leclaire.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Avenue on Monday, March 12 at 10am.
Contributions to Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation appreciated.
Chapman, Frank (Retired Captain - Ottawa Fire Service) Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 2, 2012. Beloved husband of Beatrice (nee Butler) for 57 years. Loving father of David (Anne), Bryan, Frank (Megan) and Dan (Tony Willis). Proud grandfather of Pamela, Tiffany, Andrea and Nicholas; and great grandfather of Brooklyn, Aiden, Teagan and Anthony. Frank will be fondly remembered by his extended family, and his colleagues at Ottawa Fire Service and Ontario Amateur Football Association. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on Tuesday, March 6 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and on Wednesday from 12-1 pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 1 pm. For those wishing, donations may be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
CHARLEBOIS, Margaret Anne (nee Sirianni)
In hospital on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Beloved wife of Pierre. Loving mother of Mathieu. Cherished daughter of Elsie (nee Haime) and the late Aurelio Fred Sirianni. Loving sister of Maria Gravelle (Jean-Pierre), Michael (Dianne) and David (Teresa). Will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road, (at Aviation Parkway) on Wednesday, February 1, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 10am.
Contributions to a charity of choice.
Daniel Philippe Chenier
Suddenly at home on Monday March 5, 2012 at the age of 57. Daniel is survived by his wife Heather Perkins, his sister Denise Chenier, his niece Colleen Haggarty, nephew Kevin Haggarty , great nephew Earl James and great niece Kelly Haggarty. Daniel was predeceased by his parents Philippe and Desneignes Chenier and his sisters Anita, Simonne, Fernande and Louise.
Daniel took courses in law and security services at Algonquin College and proudly served for over 20 years in the House of Commons Security Services. Daniel was an avid reader and loved movies and theatre of all genres. He will be fondly remembered and missed by his family and friends who are invited to celebrate Daniel's life at a visitation (no service) to be held at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road), on Saturday March 10, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated.