Doreen Francis - 04/12/2004
Peacefully at Billingswood Manor on Saturday, April 10, 2004. Loving sister of Joan Maheux (the late Walter) and dear aunt of Peter (Jay), Patricia and the late Ruth. Great aunt of Darlene, David, Larry, Peter Jr. and Keith. Great great aunt of Leanne, Cassandra and Hayley. She will also be missed by many friends, particularly by Simone and Patrice. Many thanks to the staff of Billingswood Manor, especially Debbie, for their tender loving care. Arrangements in care of the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wild Bird Centre, 73 Majestic Drive, Ottawa K2G 1C9 or the Humane Society of Ottawa, 101 Champagne Avenue South, Ottawa K1S 4P3.
Stella Marie Alice Hendrie - 04/08/2004
Peacefully on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at Extendicare West End Villa, at the age of 100. Daughter of the late Rodolphe Matte and the late Edith Primeau. Beloved wife of the late Richard Allen Hendrie. Predeceased by her sister Fabiola (Edwin George Wall, deceased) and her brother Albert J. Matte. Stella will be fondly remembered and especially missed by her 5 nieces, Ann, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Carole, and Nancy and her 3 nephews, Peter, David and Ernie. Funeral arrangements in the care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street. There will be no visitation. Family and friends may attend a Funeral Mass which will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, on Monday April 12, 2004 at 11am. Immediately following the Mass, the interment will be at Notre Dame Cemetery, Montreal Road. Many thanks to the caring staff of the third floor, West End Villa. In her memory, those wishing may make a donation to OSTOP OTTAWA, Osteoporosis Self-Help Group, 670 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6L2.
L. Edna (nee Legge) Hillier
Peacefully at the Starwood Extendicare Nursing Home on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of Percy. Loving mother of Suzanne Hillier Geissler (Klaus) of Mississauga, ON and Beverley Roney (Michael) of Victoria, B.C. Devoted grandmother of Alana, Patricia, James, Teresa and John Roney. She will be sadly missed by her many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. Friends and relatives may pay respects at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue North at Richmond Road on Sunday, April 18th from 7-9pm and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service and reception will be held at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue North, on Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 at 2pm. Interment to follow at Capital Memorial Gardens, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Manotick, Ontario. In memoriam, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Ottawa Unit 1745 Woodward Drive, Ottawa K2C 0P9 or the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa K1Y 4E9, would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Starwood Extendicare Nursing Home for their excellent and compassionate care.
Doris G. (nee Moor) Keddy - 04/06/2004
Peacefully on Sunday, April 4, 2004 in her 85th year. Widow of Robert E. Keddy (1979), Cherished mother of Judith (the late Herb Viner) of Nepean, Ontario and Susan (Michael Brearley) of Point Edward, Ontario. Loving grandmother of Jason, Christopher and Peter, and great-grandmother of Jaxon and Jordyn. Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Agnes Moor; brothers, Scotty, Bert and Ernie; sisters Florence, Nellie, Phyllis and Anne. Special sister-in-law to Sandy Cavaye, Doug and Rog Keddy and Pat Matthews. Aunt Doie to many nieces and nephews. May God bless the staff at West End Villa, especially Debbie and Lisa for their loving and compassionate care. At her request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will follow at a later date. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery. Doris has come home, In memory, a donation may be made to the West End Villa or the Alzheimer Society.
Kamal Kuwayti - 04/14/2004
Dr. Kamal Kuwayti, loving father, devoted husband and caring physician, passed away on April 13, 2004 in Ottawa after a long and brave struggle with heart disease. He was a true champion of humanity and traversed the world -- from his hometown of Basra, Iraq to medical school at the American University of Beirut, to residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and a long career as a respected endocrinologist in Ottawa. He was a kind and gentle person with a warm sense of humor, who loved to tell stories and cherished the company of family and close friends. He was always there for his family, and his constant guidance, support and wisdom cannot be replaced. His love for his family and his dedication to his patients and the community will always be remembered. Beloved husband of 40 years of his late wife Dahlia, he is survived by his two sons, Ricky and Kenny, and his daughter, Karen. He is also survived by two brothers, Josef and Charles. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, Ottawa. Interment Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street, Ottawa. Shiva will be observed at 1899 Highland Terrace, Ottawa on Thursday, following the service and from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Friday, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; and Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Those wishing to donate, please forward your donations to the Kamal Kuwayti Memorial Fund in care of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa K2A 1R9 (613) 798-4696. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
Josephine Lafond (nee Banka) - 04/14/2004
Peacefully in hospital on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 in her 95th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Paul-Emile Lafond. Loving mother of James, Patricia and Roger. A private family Service will be held. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions to the Montfort Hospital Foundation, 713 Montreal Road, Ottawa, K1K 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family.
Proprietaire Les Peintures Gilles Leblanc Inc.
It is with regret that the Leblanc family announces the sudden passing of Gilles Leblanc on April 8, 2004 at the age of 58. Predeceased by his parents Noel Leblanc and Therese Legros. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Nicole and his children Lucie and Nadine (Charles). Brother of Gisele (Jean-Paul Racine), Rita (Denis Robert) and Rheal (Guylaine Charron) and his godson Lucas, his dear aunt Cecile and many nieces, nephews, especially Shane Vaive and Eve Corriveau, cousins, especially Robert Legros (Gisele Danis), Victor Lemieux (Therese Poirier) and also a devoted employee Sylvain Robert and friends. Friends may visit at the McGarry Memorial Chapel 139 Valley Dr. Wakefield on Tuesday April 13, from 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Ste-Cecile-de-Masham on Wednesday April 14, 2004 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers donations made to the Centre Hospitalier Gatineau Memorial in Wakefield or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Audrey Hilda (nee Ansell) Lewis - 04/04/2004
At home on Saturday, April 3, 2004 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late John Frederick Lewis. Cherished mother of Norman (Annette) and Cathy (Bill Farrell). Predeceased by parents Gordon and Minnie Ansell. Dear sister of Ruth (the late Jim Wallace) and sister-in-law of Ken (Sylvia). Loving grandmother of Scott, Andrew, Andrea, Amy, Ryan, Chelsea and Spencer. She will be missed by nephews Paul, Barry and David. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, April 6 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral service will be held at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive on Wednesday, April 7 from 11am. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Wilfrid Limidge - 04/20/2004
1916 - 2004
Peacefully on April 18, 2004 at Island Lodge Nursing Home. Dearly loved husbnad of Anne. Dear father of Les and step-father of Bob. At Wilfrid's request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held on April 22, 2004 at Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa at 1p.m. Funeral arrangements in care of the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry. Heartfelt thanks to the second floor staff of Island Lodge for their care and kidness they have given to Wilfrid for almost 3 years. God bless you.
Rickie Loomer - 04/01/2004
Peacefully at home on April 1st, 2004 at the age of 74. Beloved wife of 50 years of Joe. Loving mother of Melanie (Simon Wroot) and Stephanie. Devoted Bubbie of Rebecca, Seth and Hayley. Dear sister of Annie Levy, Lucy Valensky, Harvey Guler and the late Gloria Epstein. Auntie Rickie will be missed by all her nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the New Jewish Cemetery Chapel, Osgoode, Ontario on Friday, April 2nd, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Shiva to be observed on Sunday only at 675 Highland Avenue, Ottawa. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry. Those wishing may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society
Alice Linda (nee Donaway) Machacek - 04/19/2004
Peacefully, in the Queensway Carleton Hospital, April 17, 2004, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. J.E. Machacek, Plant Pathologist, Agriculture Canada, loving mother and mother-in-law of Elizabeth and Vernon Burrows, Patricia Machacek, and Robert and Josephine Machacek. Much loved grandmother of Diane Burrows (Gregory Bell), Janet Burrows, Daniel and Graham Machacek. A long time resident of both Winnipeg and Ottawa, a member of Nepean's Seniors Advisory Council and Nepean's Senior Recreation Centre, she delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and was active at St. Richard's Anglican Church, Nepean. Alice was a recipient of the City of Nepean Volunteer Appreciation Award in 1989 and was awarded the Province of Ontario Senior Achievement Award in 1992. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 10am at St. Richard's Anglican Church, Merivale Road and Withrow Avenue, Nepean, ON. Private interment at Pinecrest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions to the Parkinson's Society Ottawa, 1053 Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9 would be appreciated by the family.
Alexander F. McDowell
President, South Bank Dodge Chrysler
Peacefully and unexpectedly on Friday, April 9, 2004 at the age of 64 years. Devoted husband of Susan. Loving father of Kim (Gerry McGillvray), Karen (Jonathon Donaldson) and Alex. Grandpa of Maddison, Tori, Jack and Annie. Survived by his sister Ruthanne Hartnell, parents-in-law George and Ruth Loveridge, brother-in-law Ted Loveridge (Yana) and nephew Kyle. Al was a proud business owner and community supporter for over 30 years. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Monday, April 12th, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 11 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. For those wishing, donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes Foundation.
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 11, 2004. Audrey (nee Moses) was born in Cardiff Wales in 1922. She had two sisters, Gwladys Sheldon (deceased) and Brenda Dummer of Victoria, B.C. Audrey was a wonderful wife to Eddie (married 54 years) and loving mother to Keith (Jean), Castlegar, B.C. and Brenda Ann ( John Cavacciuti) Ottawa. She was a grandmother to Tory, Kyle and Katelyn and nana to Dante, Justin and Stefan. Audrey had three sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Hazel and Helen, and a brother-in-law Daryl (deceased) plus many nieces and nephews. She was the original secretary of the Bel-Air Community Association and an active member of St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church since its inception. Audrey played tennis and she and her husband were active for many years in square and round dancing. She thoroughly enjoyed playing bridge and participating in her coffee club for 48 years. In more recent years she was an active member of the ovarian cancer support group at the Ottawa General Hospital. She made many friends. Audrey was an elegant lady with a kind and generous nature and was well known for her gift of laughter. She had the rare ability to see the best in everyone and we are the better for having known her. She will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 2112 Bel-Air Drive on Friday, April 16th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gynaecologic Oncology Fund of the Ottawa General Hospital, 510 Smyth Road, K1H 8L6 or the Palliative Care Outreach Program, 1455 Woodroffe Ave. S., Ottawa, ON K2G 1W1 would be most appreciated.
Anna Cathrine Nentwich (nee Brandhoj)
Peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruycre Centre, with her family by her side, on Monday, April 5, 2004 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Aarup, Denmark, Anna was blessed with a keen sense of humour and a spirit of adventure. She loved to sing and play the accordion for family and friends. She took great pleasure in her many house plants and enjoyed feeding the wildlife in her garden. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Franz, her sons Heinz (Clairellen) and Franz Werner, her brother Viktor Brandhoj (Inge) and many nieces and nephews in Denmark. Predeceased by her parents Mariane and Frederik Brandhoj, her sister Elna Jensen (Ejner) and her brother Christian. Very special thanks to the doctors, nurses and volunteers at the Elisabeth Bruycre Palliative Care Centre who treated Anna and her family with such loving care. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Friday, April 9, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday at 10am. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery.
Aurora (Laura) Nesbitt - 04/13/2004
On April 12, 2004 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 74. Beloved mother of Karen Nesbitt (Ed), Brian (Cindy) and Sandy (Chrissy-Sue). Loving grandmother of Laurel, Lee, Patrick, Braedon and Landon. Dear sister of Rose, Carmen, Tony, Gino, the late Fiorello, Edith, Marguerite and Victor. (nee Diorio)Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Friday, April 16, 2004 from 12noon until Service time in the Chapel at 1pm with reception to follow. For those who wish donations may be made to the Good Companion Seniors Centre 670 Albert Street, Ottawa, On K1R 6L2 or to Dominion-Chalmers United Church.
Sharon Ann Nowak (nee Stokely) - 04/08/2004
July 22, 1951 - April 8, 2004
Peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruycre Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer, in her 53rd year. Widow of John Steven Nowak. Beloved partner of Keith Miller of Sudbury. Dearly loved mother of Natasha of Ottawa. She will be lovingly remembered by her mother Genevieve Winter of Melborne, Florida; sister Elizabeth Stokely of Ottawa, Michele Sauter (Harold) and her family of Ottawa and brother Michael Stokely (Anna) of Toronto. Sharon will be fondly remembered by her Uncle Bob and Aunt Pat and their family of Ottawa and her Aunt Judy of St. Catharines. Survived by her sister Deborah of Thorald. Predeceased by her father David Stokely. The family wishes to express their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Elisabeth Bruycre Health Centre for their care and compassion. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Sunday, April 11, 2004 from 7 to 9pm and after 9:30am Monday until a Service of remembrance in the Chapel at 11am. Memorial donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre or the Elisabeth Bruycre Health Centre would be appreciated.
Dr. David R. (Dan) Offord - 04/10/2004
Recipient of the Order of Canada, Director of Offord Centre for Child Studies and Director of Christie Lake Camp.
Peacefully at home on Saturday, April 10, 2004. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Jager) and loving father of Karen (Dave), Michael, Jennifer (Kennedy) and Stephen (Jessica). Step-father of Caroline and Janeen Parkin and cousin of Kathleen Rockburn. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Elgin Street at Somerset on Wednesday at 1pm. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Christie Lake Camp would be appreciated.
O. Winifred Olley - 04/06/2004
Passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday April 6, 2004 in her 74th year. Dear daughter of the late Pastor George and Ethel Olley. Loving sister of the late Evangeline (Ron Scharfe). Beloved aunt of Roslyn (Jim Burkett) and Jocelyn (Mark Kakkuri) and great aunt of Harrison, Jack, Grace and Elliot. Also Survived by her cousins Norma (Cliff Bauman) and Renée Kinsinger and her dear friends Phyllis and Jacques Farley and Gerrie and Bob Stevens. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday April 8, from 12noon until service time in the Chapel at 2pm. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery.
Karen Pettigrew - 04/09/2004
On Tuesday, April 6, 2004. Dear daughter of Howard (deceased 1976) and Dorothy (deceased 1987). Sister to Janice Shaw of Dorset in Muskoka. Stepmother to Ann Ford of B.C. and the late Janet Solc. Loving aunt to Graham Shaw of Burlington, ON. Step-grandmother of Chris & Katie Solc of Ottawa. A distinguished educator for the Ottawa Carleton Board of Education and the Ottawa Board of Education. A good friend to the residents and staff of Park Place Retirement Residence, Ottawa. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Pinecrest Chapel, 2500 Baseline Rd on Friday, April 23, 2004 at 2pm followed by a reception. Funeral arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Thanks to the staff at May Court Hospice for making her short stay so comfortable. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or May Court Hospice would be appreciated by the family.
Patricia Eileen Potter - 04/10/2004
Peacefully at home on Friday, April 9th, 2004 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Oliver James Potter. Cherished mother of Ron "Scotty" Potter and Glenda (Doug Neely). Loving grandmother of Chantal (James McConnery) and Cory Villeneuve. She will be greatly missed by great-grandchild Jaime Cassandra. Funeral arrangements in care of the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Michael Harold Rayner
FCA President of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants 1992-2001 Unexpectedly at home in Ottawa, ON, on March 30, 2004 in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Susan Elizabeth (Crawley). Proud and loving father of Jonathan (Heather Strome), David (Nicole Sanborn), Michael, and Sylvia. He was predeceased by his son Paul. Also mourned by brothers David (Clare) and John (Ann), and sisters Phoebe (David Gowdy), Janet (Robert Whillans) and Catherine (Bruce Ripley). A cherished uncle, son-in-law, brother-in-law, fellow hiker, friend and colleague. Michael's life was driven by a strong sense of public duty, which he learned from his father and mother at an early age. His career is witness to this quality in both the public and private sectors. He shouldered heavy responsibilities, never seeking the limelight. This he balanced with strong and supportive love of his family, his friends and his church. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to the late Vice-Admiral Herbert S. Rayner and the late Betty G. Rayner, Michael graduated from Carleton University, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1969, and was elected a fellow of the Institute in 1982. Beginning in 1970, he worked for various arms of the Canadian federal government, served as Executive Secretary of the Independent Review Committee of the Office of the Auditor General, and was appointed Acting Auditor General of Canada from September 1980 to March 1981. He later became partner-in-charge of the Ottawa office of Price Waterhouse Associates (1982-85), Comptroller General of Canada (1985-87), and senior partner with Deloitte & Touche, Toronto (1988-92). Michael then served as President and CEO of the CICA from 1992-2001. The International Federation of Accountants, as well as provincial and international institutes, benefited from his dedicated involvement over these years. In semi-retirement, he sat on the Auditor General's Panel of Senior Advisors, and on the Board of the Audit and Accountability Committee of the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency. Michael was a member of the national executive of St. John Ambulance as Treasurer (1976-80) and Registrar (1982-92), and a Commander in the Order of St. John. An active member of the Anglican Church, Michael's spiritual life deepened during many wonderful years at St. Clement's Eglinton in Toronto, where he twice served as Warden. His move back to Ottawa in 2002 brought him to St. Matthew's parish, where he sang as a choirboy in his youth. A member of the Audit Committee of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, Michael's faith and dedicated service to God shone through in all aspects of his life. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod St., Ottawa, on Friday April 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 3, from 10-11:30 a.m. Funeral service at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 217 First Ave., Ottawa on Saturday, April 3, at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Rupert Union Cemetery.
Elizabeth "Beth" Ann (nee Davies) Saunders - 04/13/2004
National Revenue-Customs Ret'd.
Peacefully in hospital, at the Ottawa General Campus, on Sunday, April 11, 2004. Beloved wife of Alan. Dear sister of Hugh Davies and his friend Fay Owens of Oxnard, California, Clara Hallahan of Carleton Place, John Davies and his wife Doreen of Belleville. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Thursday, April 15, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and after 11 a.m. Friday until the Service time in the Chapel at 2 p.m., the Reverend Canon Leonard J. Baird officiating. Reception to follow. Interment at Capital Memorial Gardens later. Memoriams to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated.