Janet Brett Morchain
Head of Social Sciences Lisgar Collegiate Institute 1972-1995
Janet died of heart failure on Monday, December 12, 2005 in the company of her husband, Michael Wall. She had suffered from Parkinson's Disease and spinal damage for some years. Born in Niagara Falls, she was the daughter of the late Wilfrid Brenton Kerr and the late Ada Sarah Melvina Brett. She was per-deceased by her brother James. She leaves her sister Catherine Thompson, her two nephews, Michael and Gabriel, and me and my daughter Imogen who had become, in effect, an adopted daughter. We are all heart-broken at our loss. Educated at Havergal College; Trinity College, University of Toronto; and the University of Rochester she decided, despite having offers from at least two universities, on a career as a high school teacher. This she commenced in Oakville, Ontario and in 1972 came to Ottawa to take up the position as Head of the Social Sciences Department at Lisgar Collegiate Institute. She remained as head of an ever expanding department until her retirement in 1995. She was an active Progressive Conservative since her days at Trinity, she was a former president of both federal and provincial PC riding associations and served on the board of the Ottawa West-Nepean Conservatives until her death. An historian, she was the author of two books, 'Sharing a Continent' on Canadian-US relations and 'Search for a Nation' on English-French relations in Canada since 1759. She had just completed work on a third edition of 'Search for a Nation', which will be published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside in the spring. Her funeral will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Sparks Street, Ottawa at 11:00 am on Friday, December 23. The service will be preceded by a gathering at the Cathedral at 10:00 am at which photographs and other memorabilia will be displayed and followed by a reception, also at the Cathedral. Her cremated remains will be interred in the family plot in Seaforth, following a memorial service in Rosemount next spring Flowers may be sent to the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa.
Alan Grier Urquhart Mordy - 12/14/2005
Peacefully, on Saturday evening December 10, 2005 after a lengthy convalescence from a stroke. Born in Kingston, Ontario to parents Evelyn and Arnott Mordy on January 28, 1926. 'Big Al' is lovingly remembered by his friends and loved ones. Alan resided in Ottawa for most of his life but was fond of traveling with other family members. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Friday, December 16 from 9:00 a.m. until Service time in the chapel at 10 am.
Blanche Marie (nee Mayer) Nelson - 12/15/2005
With sadness the family wishes to announce the departing of our mother, Blanche Nelson on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at the age of 95. The last offspring of Zoe and Delphis Mayer. Beloved wife of the late George Nelson. Predeceased by her sons, baby Maurice, Charles (the late Lois) and daughter Doreen (Eldon Cross). Blessed with beautiful memories are her children Raymond (Jeannine), Edward (Marjorie), Earl (Colette), Kathleen (Wayne Brennan) and James (Cheryl). Blanche will also be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may visit at the McGarry Memorial Chapel, 139 Valley Road, Wakefield, Quebec on Friday, December 16th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Camillus Roman Catholic Church, Farrellton, Quebec on Saturday, December 17th at 11 a.m. following interment, reception to be held at the McGarry Memorial Chapel. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the CHSLD des Collines (Masham Nursing Home).
C. Russell Parke
Peacefully at Madonna Nursing Home, Ottawa on Monday, December 19, 2005, C. Russell Parke in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Murray). Loving father of Bruce and his wife Gale Hanson of Ottawa and Jennifer Lapointe of Edmonton. Cherished Granddad of Karen, Alex, Carrie, Cindy and Mathieu. Also survived by three great grandsons. Brother of Leonard, Norma, Thelma and Donald. Born in Montreal, 1922, Russell graduated with honours from McGill University as a Civil Engineer. A Decorated Canloan Veteran of WWII. After a fulfilling career with Bell Canada, Russell enjoyed his retirement years golfing, skiing and summers at the family cottage at St- Adolphe-d'Howard. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Thursday, December 22nd from 7 to 9pm, and on Friday, December 23rd after 11:30am until time of service in Chapel at 1pm. Reception to follow at the McGarry Family Reception Centre. Private cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A public Memorial Service will be held in Ste. Agathe, PQ, Summer 2006 (to be announced). Condolences/donations/tributes at
Adrienne L. Parrott (nee Bourget) - 12/20/2005
Peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2005, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late William Parrott. Predeceased by sisters Beatrice McMannus, Elizabeth McDermott and Margaret Bourget. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Adrienne and Bill moved to Ottawa in the early 1940's, where he practiced chartered accounting with Adrienne's assistance. Adrienne was an active member of the IODE, the Women's Canadian Club, and supporter of the National Arts Centre and National Gallery. A dignified, elegant, intelligent woman, she had an active business and social life in Ottawa, and frequent travels throughout the world. Sadly missed by nieces Carol (Brian) Worobey, Pat (Bob) Michener, Elise (Laird) Weagant, nephew Paul (Pat) McDermott and families. Fondly remembered by the McMannus family, Parrott family, other relatives and many great-nieces and nephews across the country. Those friends remaining will miss Adrienne's cheerful disposition and positive outlook on life. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 153 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa on Thursday, December 22nd at 10am. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Ottawa Civic Hospital Foundation/Loeb Institute. Special thanks to all the staff at Central Park Lodge for their professional dedication, kindness and friendship throughout her five year residence, and especially to Dorothy Barras for her dedication and caring to the end. In Adrienne's own words, 'no remorse, no tears, a life well lived/shared with the finest gentleman.'
Judy Sankey - 12/16/2005
A caring, gentle spirit left us Thursday evening after months of struggle with cancer. Judy was born in Trinidad, May, 22, 1944, and trained in nursing in Oxford, England. There she met David, her husband of 37 years and life's closest companion. She was a loving mother to Charles and James (Sheila). She is survived by sisters Gwen (Martin) and Alison (Dermott) and a brother Anton, as well as 3 nephews and a niece. Since coming to Canada in 1975 she worked in several places, finishing her career as a home care case manager with the Community Care Access Centre. Special thanks to Judy Panter of CCAC, and also doctors and nurses who cared for her through her illness. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 from 7-9pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday at 11:15am. A reception will follow. Memorial donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
Sarah Saper (nee Levitan) - 12/20/2005
At home on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at the age of 85 years. Beloved wife of the late David Saper. Loving mother of Gerald (Annette) of Ottawa and Alison Saper (Miguel Forezli) of Calgary. Adored Grandma of Renee, Matthew and Gabriel. Sister of the late Estelle Abelson and Elliot Levitan. Niece and 'little sister' of Al Rubin (Phyllis) of Calgary. Daughter of the late Archie and Edith Levitan. Sister-in-law to Alan Abelson, and Cecilia Levitan whom she regarded as a special sister. Cherished friend of Susie Gellman. Will be fondly remembered by many cousins, nieces and nephews. A devoted mother Sarah enjoyed a long career with the federal government until her retirement at 65. An inspiration to all lives she touched, Sarah led a fulfilled life and will be fondly remembered. A Funeral Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, Ottawa on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 11am. Interment Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street, Ottawa. Private Shiva. Memorial donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated.
Evelyn Scarcella ( nee Thebarge ) - 12/08/2005
On Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at Carleton Lodge in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Scarcella. Dear aunt of Norma ( Serge ) Tremblay, great-aunt of Carolyn ( Peter Wilenius ) and Jo-Anne Tremblay, great-great aunt of Emma and life long friend of Mrs. Florence Beaulieu. A special thanks to the staff of Carleton Lodge, West Carleton Village for their dedication and compassionate care. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
James "Jim" Seary - 12/13/2005
Suddenly on Monday, December 12, 2005 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Beatrice. Loving father of Michael (Christine) and Suzanne (Denys). Charished grandfather of Kimberley, Melanie, Martine, Jamie, Mark (Julie), Jason, Shawn and great-granddaughter Mackenzie. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Friends may visit at the St, Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at Aviation Parkway on Saturday, December 17th, 2005 from 9 am until service time in the Chapel at 10 am Interment at the National Military Cemetery, located in Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Peacefully at Hillel Lodge on Saturday, December 17th, 2005, Mona Slover, age 84, was the widow of the late Lawrence Slover. During their marriage, the Slover family operated and expanded a family department store under the name F. Slover Ltd. at York, William and Clarence Streets in the Byward Market, until the property was converted to other retail, restaurant and office uses during the 70's. She was also predeceased by her parents Sam and Fannie Cohen, and her brothers, Reuben, Alec and Wolfred. Mona's family was prominent in the Ottawa furniture business, where she worked as a young woman. Her father, Samuel Cohen, was a co-founder of Colonial Furniture at the corner of Bank and Laurier Streets for many years. Mona Cohen Slover was an intelligent, refined, dignified, considerate woman, loved and respected by her family and all who knew her. She is survived by her children Frank and Anne; grandchildren Jennifer Hartman, Simon Cheesman and Sidney, Amy and Sam Slover and great-grandchildren Rachael and Nathan Hartman. Funeral Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue on Monday, December 19th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at the Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street. Private Shiva. Reception following the funeral at 3477 Mountain Meadows Crescent. Memorial donations to Hillel Lodge would be appreciated.
Linhai Tian - 12/11/2005
Tragically on December 6, 2005, both at the age of 20. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 from 9:30am to 11am. Service will be held in the chapel at 11am. Private Cremation.
Nessie (Nita) Waserman - 12/15/2005
Peacefully on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, surrounded by her loving family. Nessie, beloved wife of the late Paul Waserman. Adored mother of Mona and her husband Gordon Kotler and Sandra and her husband Robert Morrissette. Cherished Bubbie of Andrea, Sheri and ZuZu. Dear sister of Stanley (Helen) and Marvin Singer, and the late Roslyn (Nat Kadonoff) and Ethel (Leonard Drapkin) all of Montreal. She will be sadly missed by her cousin Linda Freeman of Montreal. Treasured aunt to her many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at the New Jewish Community Cemetery, Osgoode, Ontario, on Friday, December 16, 2005 at 2 p.m. Shiva to be observed at 104-800 McKellar Avenue. A special thanks to the compassionate care at the Hospice at May Court. For those who wish to make a donation in Nessie's memory, it would be appreciated by the family if made to the Hospice at May Court, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 0X1, 260-2906. In consideration of mourners, please refrain from wearing any scented products to Funeral Service and Shiva-Thank-you. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
Josefina Aleria - 12/21/2005
Accidentally, on December 19, 2005, at age 53. Survived by family and friends in the Philippines and Canada. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Friday, December 23, 2005 from 6-9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 11am. Reception to follow in the McGarry Family Reception Centre.
Lionel C. "Jim" Beland - 12/30/2005
Peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre, surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 29, 2005 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Lois (nee Sarrazin). Loving father of Claude 'Bumper' (Angela), Michel (Donna) and Lise (Ron). Cherished grandfather of Rob, Jason, Kelly, Tanya, Taylor, Jordan, Shannon, Sonya, Angela, Dallas and great grandfather of 5. Dear brother of Georgette and the late Henri. A very special thank you to Candice Magee for her loving care and support. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 11:30am. Private Interment at Notre-Dame Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Eileen Loretta Best (Folan) - 12/05/2005
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom on December 4, 2005 at the age of 83. Loving mother of Allan (Diane Cardinal) of Markham and Marilyn of Ottawa. Proud and devoted Nanny of Christopher and Stephanie Park and Gregory Best. Great grandmother of Drew McEvoy. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Island Lodge and Peter D.Clark Centre for the exceptionally kind and loving care given to Mom over the past 9 years. A kind and gentle lady, she will remain forever in the hearts of those who were blessed with sharing her life. A service for our Mom, Nanny and friend will be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 11:30am. Her family will receive friends after 9:30am. For those wishing, memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Nellie Boville (nee Millar)
It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Boville, proud Mother of Ronald (Kathryn Wimperis), Almonte. Cherished Grandma of Jay, Tim and Ken. Daughter of the late Sarah (nee McAllister) and William Millar. Survived by sisters-in-law, Maude (Bob) and Marion (Jimmy), and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Irene, Peggy, Sally (McConnell), Mary and Jessie (Shaw), and brothers William, Robert and James. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Tuesday December 27th, 2005 from 11 a.m. until service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment at Pinecrest Cemetery. Our family is very thankful to everyone who cared for my mother in her years at Lynwood Park Residence and to the staff at Queensway Carleton Hospital. Special thanks to the wonderful caring team at Stone Ridge Manor in Carleton Place, whose love and support sustained us through the last two months.
Kenneth Thomas Buckingham - 12/25/2005
Peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2005 at age 72. Predeceased by his wife Catherine (nee Jacklin). Loving father of Jane, David (Heather Anfossie) and Lucas (Lizz Thrasher). Devoted grandfather of Jamie, Jacklin and Kendra. Ken was a gifted artist and gardener who was dedicated to his family and community. Private family arrangements. Cremation with interment, Shelbourne, Nova Scotia. Arrangements in care of the Memorial Funeral Home of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. In memoriam donations to the Hospice at May Court or Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre.
Isabella Sarah Bulmer (nee Hammill)
Peacefully in Ottawa on December 5, 2005 in her 94th year. Isabell was born in Milden, Saskatchewan in 1912. She was a lifelong resident of that province. Widow of Edward Bulmer born Forrester's Falls, ON, 1905). Loving mother of daughter Jane (Derrick Ho-Chung-Qui) of Calgary and Houston and grandma to Tina (Calgary) and Mark (Thailand), and of son the Reverend Canon Garth (Kathleen Arsenault) of Ottawa and Nana to Dominique (South Korea), Philippe (Ottawa) and to adopted grandson her special friend Alexandre Villeneuve. Predeceased by all of her 6 brothers and sisters. Survived by many nephews and nieces and by sisters-in-law all in Saskatchewan, Jean Hammill of Outlook, Doris Hammill of Regina, and Grace Bulmer of Saskatoon, and many friends in Milden and Saskatoon. A requiem Eucharist in celebration of Isabell's life will be held at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 154 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, January 7 at 12noon. Isabell's ashes will be interred beside her husband in Milden in the summer. During her life in Milden Isabell was active in many community organizations, loved to curl and play bridge, and was a lifelong member of St John's Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. Tribute donations may be made to the Village of Milden, Saskatchewan (S0L 2L0)for the restoration fund or for the cemetery.
Robert Lee Clarke - 12/22/2005
April 17, 1922 - December 22, 2005
Robert Lee Clarke died early Thursday morning of cancer. He was born in Vermilion, Alberta on April 17, 1922 to Harold J. Clarke and Leonora Opfergelt Clarke. He was educated in Vermilion, then at the University of Alberta (1939 - 1943), where he received the Governor General's Medal upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science. He went on to McGill University (1945 - 1948) to receive a Ph. D. in Physics. He worked at the National Research Council from 1943 to 1945, and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. from 1948 to 1968. He then joined the Physics Department of Carleton University where he served as department chair in the 1970s. He formally retired in 1987, but continued to work in Medical Physics research as Professor Emeritus, and served on university committees, right up until the month before he died. In addition, he spent many periods of research at the Institute of Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Belmont, Surrey, United Kingdom. He was instrumental in setting up the medical physics research section at Carleton University and assisted in setting up the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute in 1989. On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute, the Robert Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics was set up. Devoted to Canada and to physics, Bob was a member of the Canadian Association of Physics from the beginning and enjoyed many professional and personal friendships. In 1943 he met Vera Powell at N.R.C. They were colleagues in the Optics Section, and were married in 1945. There are four children: James (Betty Lam), Gwyneth (Craig Lewis), Alan (Madeline Weld), and Brian (Sandra Cooney). There are eleven grandchildren: Owen (Carolina Ibarra), Roger (Becci Gindin) and Edwin Clarke, Brandon, Denise (Mike Billy), Eleanor and Anna Lewis; Ansel and Derwin Clarke; and Liam and Colleen Clarke; and three great grand children: Catherine, Reeva, and Mike Billy. Bob will also be remembered by Betty and Lloyd Stackhouse, Patricia Clarke (late Donald), and nephews and nieces. His many friends enriched and broadened his life. Bob's interests were wide-ranging. He enjoyed games of tennis, and later squash until early 2005. For many years he flew small airplanes, in the U.K. and in Canada. He bicycled around Ottawa and took grandchildren boating on Dow's Lake. He enjoyed concerts at the National Arts Centre, attended Wednesday meetings at Riverside Kiwanis and delivered Meals on Wheels, where his regular Christmas delivery will be missed by many. He traveled extensively in Canada and in the U.K., and in many other parts of the world from Nigeria to Japan and places in between. The family would like to thank Dr. Bhimji and the staff on A5 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for their care and compassion. There will be a Private Family Funeral Service, and a Public Memorial Gathering at Carleton University at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Robert Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics, care of Carleton University, or a charity of your choice.
Elizabeth Gwyn Combes
Peacefully, at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Care Centre after a long struggle with cancer, Elizabeth left this world with her family beside her on December 20, 2005. Beloved wife of Robert Neufeld. Dear daughter of Gwen Buckingham of Parkhill, Ontario and Gordon Combes of St. Mary's, Ontario. Dear sister of Barry Combes (Carol), Pamela Mulholland (Lorne), Nancy Buckingham-Post (Marvin) and Jane Buckingham. Special daughter-in-law to Rudy and Anne Neufeld of St. Catharines. Ontario and dear sister-in-law to Joanne Lebel (Denis) of London, Ontario and Robin Bailey (Charles) of Trenton, Ontario. Liz was also a much loved aunt to Leigh and Steven Trimm-Combes of Toronto and Lucas Lebel of London, Ontario. Liz will also be missed by her many friends in Ottawa and across Canada and by her colleagues at the History Department of the University of Ottawa. The family would like to offer its thanks to all of the doctors, nurses and support staff who have provided such wonderful support and care over the past two years. Cremation has taken place. A gathering to celebrate Liz's life will be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Friday, January 6, 2006 from 2-4pm with words of remembrance at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation (http://www.ohfoundation.ca) or Friends of Abandoned Pets (http://www.foap.on.ca).
Lewis R. (Lew) Crawford - 12/23/2005
On Thursday, December 22, 2005. Survived by his wife of over 30 years, Martha. Also survived by his children Michele (Craig), Stacy (Delroy) and David. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Zachary, Sydney and Nicholas. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at the Aviation Parkway on Tuesday, December 27, 2005, from 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 6255 Cumorah Drive, Orleans, on Wednesday, December 28, 2005, at 11am. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundations Of Ontario.
Gary William Dunning
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Gary William Dunning, age 72 on December 30, 2005. Deeply loved husband and best friend of Mary (Montgomery). Proud and devoted father of Jeffrey (Natasha) and Laurie Lambourne (Justin). Will be sadly missed by his sisters Helen Clost (late Vince), Margaret Paine (late Lewis) Sherborne Massachusetts, Lois Dixon (Desi), Marion Tommy (late Andy) Wakefield and brother-in-law Jack (Daniele). Predeceased by his sister Grace and brothers Raymond (late Evelyn) and Bernard (Denise), father Carleton, and mother Marion. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends and family may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday January 3rd, 2006 from 2 - 4pm and 7 - 9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 at 1pm. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. A special thank you for the valiant efforts made by the paramedics. Your loving manner and mischievous smile will be forever cherished within the hearts of all you have touched.