W. James Reilly - 12/23/2005
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of W. James Reilly, age 67. Adoring father to Elizabeth (Dawn Barbeau) of Vancouver, Tina (Drew Gragg) of Ottawa, Ted (Lesley) of Toronto, and Tricia (Fraser Reilly-King) of Ottawa. Proud grandfather 'Pops' to James and Fiona, Aidan and Bronwyn, and Jacqueline. Also missed by his former wife of 34 years, Gill Reilly (née Southam). Loving brother to Bart (Monica) of Oakville. Predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Malcolm Prime Reilly. Also missed by his special friend Betsy Rigal. Jimmy will be fondly remembered by his friends at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club and the McGill Graduate Society, where he served as a volunteer for many years. A memorial service will be held on January 3, 2006 at 1pm at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Home, 315 McLeod St., Ottawa. Donations can be made to the McGill Alumni Association, Martlet House, 1430 Peel St., Montreal, QC H3A 3T3. condolences/donations/tributes at
Phyllis Robertson - 01/01/2006
Passed away December 31st quietly at the Alta Vista Manor, her home for the past year. Phyl was born 90 years ago in Moncton, New Brunswick and lived in Toronto, Swift Current, Sussex and Saint John before moving to Ottawa in 1941. Phyllis was very active as a volunteer at Hopewell Avenue Public School for more than 20 years. She was also a volunteer at the Museum of Nature for 20 years. Other volunteer activities included the King's Daughters Dinner Wagon and the Blood Transfusion Services of the Canadian Red Cross. During this time she and her husband, Dick (Robbie) (1909-1977), raised a family of which they were immensely proud: Mary (1942- 2004), David and Jim. That small brood went on to give Phyl 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren whose pictures always surrounded her. Two more great-grandchildren are expected shortly. Mary, and her husband Doug Heard, gave Phyl (Gran) three grandchildren: Steve, Gord and Brian. Gord and D-J Black added three great-grandchildren: Jessica, Ashley and Meagan. David, with Lynne Currie, donated four grandchildren: Tammy, Melanie, Marla and Kimberly. Tammy and Greg provided three great-grandchildren: Tanner, Camryn and Andie. Melanie and Brent came along with three more great-grandkids: Cailyn, Presley and Maibree. Kim and Bryan are expecting an addition to their family in 2006. Jim, with Ann Elliott, provided two grandkids for Gran: Geoffrey and Michael. Geoffrey and Kristyn recently brought Jared as their contribution to the family clan. Michael and Rhonda will be adding a little great-granddaughter in February, 2006. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Monday between 2:30 and 4pm. Service at Trinity Anglican Church, (Bank Street at Cameron) on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 3pm. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Colonel E. W. Ryan CD
Retired Group Captain - RCAF
With his daughters by his bedside, Colonel Pat Ryan passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23rd, 2005, at the Ottawa Hospital. In his 80th year, he is survived by his wife Rita and their four children: Karyn, Vincent, Jo and Dean. He was the proud grandfather of Paul, Steven, Ryan and Simona and great-grandfather to Kayleigh. Also surviving him is his youngest brother, Jack; his other brother, Don, predeceased him.
Born in Kitchener on March 22nd, 1925, he studied Engineering, in London, at the University of Western Ontario and later at the University of Michigan where he received dual Masters: Aeronautical and Electrical Engineering.
Pat is one of the few veterans who served in all three branches of the Canadian Armed Forces: a piper with the Scottish Fusiliers at age 15; a pilot in the Royal Navy at 20, and a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1945 until 1976. During his career, he had postings in Whitehorse, Ottawa, Washington, and Clinton, where he served as Commanding Officer. Following his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces, he became Assistant Dean of Engineering at Carleton University and later was editor of The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal.
An accomplished pilot, engineer, and writer, he will be fondly remembered by his family as a bagpiper, organist, painter, avid reader and tinkerer. His generosity and sharp sense of humour will be greatly missed and never forgotten by those who knew him.
We would like to express our gratitude to the healthcare team of the ICU at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. As Pat supported numerous charities, memorial contributions to your favourite charity would be appreciated. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
Phyllis Schlivert (nee Ferguson) - 12/25/2005
At the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Thursday, December 22, 2005, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Jim. Loving mother of Greig (Bev), Peter (Deb), Trevor (Mary) and Russell (Anne), and the late Susan Plummer (Dave). Dear Nanny to 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Sister of Stuart Ferguson (Thelma). Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Saturday, December 31, 2005, after 10am until time of memorial service in the Chapel at 11:30am.
Eric Cameron BA Sc Scott - 12/22/2005
Passed away in Ottawa on December 20, 2005. Dear husband of Jane Goodchild. Loving father of David Scott (Laura Cupper) Carleton Place, Sandie Stinson (Allan) North Bay, Brian, Scott (Evelyn Von Michalofski) Belleville and Glen Scott (Kim Rosentreter) Calgary. Proud grandfather of Katie and Margaret Scott; Carrie, Scott, Julie and Travis Stinson; Olive Scott; Joelle, Jeremy and Benjamin Scott. Special grandfather of Reyna Uriarte. Born in Picton, ON, May 24, 1926. Son of the late Ella Mae Bongard and Wilfred Ernest Scott. Predeceased by his brother and friend Sherman. Engineer, banker, fisherman, clarinetist and book editor. Eric graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of Toronto in 1949. During his career he worked for Canadian International Paper, Canadian Industries Limited, The Engineering Institute of Canada and 25 years with the Industrial Development Bank, later to be the Federal Business Development Bank. He cherished the many friendships across Canada from those years. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, Ottawa on Saturday, January 7, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. until service time in the Chapel at 2:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated
Diane Lesley Sillar - 12/23/2005
Passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved daughter of Lillian and the late William Sillar. Dear mother of Steven Molenaar. Much loved sister of Jeannie and Ralph, sister-in-law of Lorna, aunt of Ann and great- aunt of Alexander. The family would like to thank Evelyn, Linda and Veronica. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Tuesday, December 27, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 28 at 2:30pm. In memory of Diane, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Elisabeth Bruyere Centre would be appreciated.
Dolores (Lolita) Valenzuela - 12/27/2005
On Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Joaquin. Dear mother of Joaquin 'Joe' (Denise), Louis and Alberto (Rachel). Much loved grandmother of 6 and great-grandmother of 6. Dear sister pf Francisco, Pilar and Angela. Predeceased by her brothers Luis, Manuel, José-Luis and Adolfo. Private family arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.
Lloyd Henry Wedge - 01/04/2006
Peacefully passed away at 11:50 pm on January 1, 2006 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, beloved husband of Helen Wedge (nee MacKay). He is survived by his sister Joan Vranic (Joseph), brother Ernest (Anne-Marie), sister-in-law Betty (the late Raymond) and several nieces and nephews. Lloyd was a WW II veteran, a graduate of St. Thomas University, NB, taught high school at St. Thomas and a graduate of St. Xavier University, Antigonish, NS. He was a veteran of T.C.A. and Air Canada, and a retired director of Air Canada in Postal Affairs in headquaters in Montreal and Ottawa. Friends may attend a memorial service at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave (corner of Richmond Rd) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 1 pm. Interment in Moncton, NB at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated. We wish to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Civic Hospital for all their care and sympathy.
Irene Witty (nee Cannon) - 12/30/2005
Peacefully in hospital on Friday, December 30, 2005 at the age of 83, - surrounded by her daughters; Lynda (Raymond Lafleur), Judy (Bob Watson), Susan (Bob McCallum) and Laurie (Rich Gallinger). Beloved wife of the late Arnold. Predeceased by her two brothers James and Clary Cannon. Remembered by sisters-in-law; Muriel Witty and Lucille Cannon. Will be greatly missed by her grandchildren; Jennifer, Scott, Christopher, Sara, Katie, Darcy and Autumn, her great-grandchildren Connor, Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Jade, Anna, Roo and Ryan and step-great grandchildren; Alex and Jessey. Many thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at the Palliative Care Unit of the Civic Hospital. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, on Monday, January 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 153 Woodroffe Avenue on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
David Winston Alexander - 01/14/2006
November 6, 1918 - January 13, 2006
Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Loretto (nee Meagher) and his parents, Charles Alexander and Helen Lee, sisters Dorothy, Matilda, Frances and Eva. Loving father of David C., Anne (Tom Samms) and Laura (Michael Rock). Dear Grampa of Steven (Rosemary), Mathew (Nicole), Jason, Cassie, Jim (Patty), Cathy (Mike), Alicia and Great-Grandfather of Amandalie, Katie, Christine, Mackenzie, Victoria, Nicolas, Ashley, Adam and Melissa. After serving in England during WWII, Dave joined the Federal Civil Service and retired after a successful career in 1975. He was one of the first to settle in Carleton Heights in 1947 and volunteered in the community for many years. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, Ottawa, on Monday, January 16 from 2to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 17 after 10 a.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In memory of Dave, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute, the Arthritis Society or the Ottawa Hospital would be appreciated.
Raymond E. Amey - 01/05/2006
Age 84 years, together again in spirit with his beloved wife, Isabel. Survived by his dear friend, Laurette Hupé. Private arrangements in care of The Memorial Funeral Home of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
Addam Belinski - 01/11/2006
1988 - 2006
After a long, courageous battle against all odds, on Tuesday, January 10, 2006. Survived by his mother Carla Cooper (Richard Scally) of Port Coldburn, his father Vince Belinski (Adelheid Tolgyesi) of Ottawa, brother Stephen James of Vancouver, BC and predeceased by his sister Christina Emeline Anne Belinski. Thank you to the Spartan Grove Residence and the Palliative Care Team at CHEO. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at the Aviation Parkway on Friday, January 13th, 2005 from 10:30am until time of the service in the Chapel at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Champions for Children Foundation.
Guy Gustave Boudreau - 01/06/2006
Peacefully at the Perley Rideau Veterans Home on the 4th of January, 2006 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Lucille (Vezina) and father of Richard (Jeannine Proulx) and Pierre. Loving grandfather of Marc, Luc (Judith Blais), Jose (Richard Amyot), Pascal, Charles Guy and Sandra (Marc Wickham). Brother of Hector. Will also be missed by many great-grandchildren. Friends and family may pay their respects at a Mass to be held at Notre Dame de Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 435 Montreal Rd. on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 10:30am followed by a reception with the family. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
Charles Bernard Bradley - 01/04/2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Charles Bernard Bradley on January 3, 2006. Deeply loved husband and best friend of Dorothy (Stinson). Dear father of Judy (Stephen Barnes), Charles (Jane) and David (Kathleen). Loving grandfather of Caroline Barnes, Emily and Michael Bradley and William and Timothy Bradley. Dear son of the late Charles and Bertha (nee Perkins) Bradley of Malakoff. Dear brother of Geraldine (Ken Wallace - deceased) of North Gower. Predeceased by his sister Alta (Everett Montgomery), Betty (Paul Patry) and Ella (Hugh Kelly) of Kingston and Gloria (Chuck Brasier). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Friday, January 6, 2006 from 2 to 4 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on January 7, 2006 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff on the 5th floor of the Ottawa Civic Campus for their kindness.
William G. 'Bill' Cdr CD RCN (Ret'd) Brown
Passed away peacefully at the Hospice at May Court on January 7, 2006 at the age of 79. He leaves behind his wife, Muriel 'Max'; daughter Valerie (Paul); sons Stephen (Shirley), Geoffrey (Caroline) Chris (Donna); sister Beverley Duckworth (Russ); brothers Ray (Shirley), Eric (Felicity); grandchildren Jocelyn, William, Alison, Robert and Kate. Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 217 First Avenue, Ottawa on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses who cared for him. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice at May Court or the Heart and Stroke would be appreciated.
Robert Duncan Buchan - 01/05/2006
RCAF, WW II 424 Tiger Squadron
Peacefully at the Civic Hospital on Tuesday, January 3, 2006, at age 82. Devoted husband of Joan (Ruddock). Loving father of Robert (Rosemary) of Vernon, B.C. and Gordon (Denise Trottier) of Ottawa. Brother of John (Nancy) of San Diego and brother-in-law of Keith Anderson, Ottawa. Predeceased by parents, Maurice and Katie (Duncan), brother Gordon, sisters Betty (George Frizzell) and Margaret Anderson. Grandfather to Craig (Tammy) of Quesnel, Darren (Ashley) of Winnipeg, Maureen (Wade) of Vancouver and Dianne (Doug) of Victoria, as well as Paul and Anne of Ottawa. Great-grandfather to Kyra and Aidyn Buchan. Bob was employed by DND, Defence Construction and Engineering for 32 years and was a member of 410 Wing Association. There will be no visitation. A service to celebrate Bob's life will be held at Carleton Memorial United Church, Melfa Crescent, on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m., reception to follow in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution would be appreciated to Carleton Memorial United Church, Sanctuary Repair Fund or the Alzheimer's Society of Ottawa at (613) 523-4004. Special thanks to the staff of Park Place Retirement Residence for their help and support.
Margaret "Peggy" Elizabeth Buse (nee Pye) - 01/06/2006
Peacefully at Fairview Nursing Home surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 5, 2006 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of William Alan Buse. Loving mother of Jan (Kirk Hansen), William (Kim) and Barry (Anita). Cherished grandmother of Desta, Brett, Kaitlyn and Sam. Dear sister of Phyllis Burns and Jack Pye (Pierrette). Predeceased by her siblings Bernard, Constance, Jimmy, Sonny, Marjorie and Edna Mae. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfiar & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Thursday, January 12, 2006 from 11:30am until Service time in the Chapel at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated.
Cotton (nee Ward) Catherine Elizabeth - 01/17/2006
Suddenly on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at the age of 85. Previously deceased by her loving husband John and devoted daughter Janet. Kay will be sadly missed by her beloved daughter Lynne (Ron), her grandchildren Beverley, Wanda, Peter, Amanda and Michael; and her great-grandchildren Geoff, Jamie, Myriah, Glenna, David, Tracey and Adam. She was the eldest of eight children of the Ward family of Chambly, Quebec including Tom (Joan), Janet (Paul), Margaret (John), Joe (Suzanne), Murray (Muriel), Peter (Gerry) and Florence (Lloyd). Kay's extended family was always close ro her heart and she took great joy in the many family gatherings throughout her long life. She had interesting adventures as an exemplary RCAF wife, a Lac Simon cottager and as a snowbird in Sarasota with her many friends, especially Jean. Funeral arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. A family Memorial Service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 154 Somerset Street (at Elgin) on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 4pm. A Celebration of her life will be held in Chambly this spring. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
November 4, 1932-January 10, 2006
"King of the Road"
It is with great sadness that we announce, after a courageous struggle with lung disease, the death of Norman Charbonneau, age 73. Deeply loved husband and best friend of Aline Charbonneau for 49 years. Loving father of Françoise (Robert), Michel (Debbie), Danielle (Rick) and Johanne. Cherished grandfather of Jason, Shawn, Sophie and Jesse and his great-grandchild Claudia (his princess). Dear son of the late Arthur Charbonneau and Anna Gareau. Brother of Giselle (Pierre deceased), Monique (Bob), Jacques (Suzanne), Lise (Tom), Germain (Louise), Thércse (Alan), Yvon (Aline), Paulette, the late Ernest and the late Réjean. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral Mass will be held at St-Louis-Marie-de-Montfort, 749 Trojan Avenue on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 9am. Interment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.
Robert (Bob) Cray
C.W.O. RCAF C.A.F. Retired
Suddenly at home on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Eva (Nee Cahill). Cherished father of Maureen Gaudet and Karen Gorman (Rick), Proud grandfather of Amanda Gaudet, Sean and Cameron Gorman. Dear brother of Inez Cray and son of the late William Cray and Florence Hughes. He will be missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 from 11:30am to 1pm with service to follow in the chapel. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. For those wishing donations may be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Melita Lillian Harris (nee Woodhouse) - 01/13/2006
Peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late N. Trevor Harris. Dear aunt of Colin, Gordon and the late John Woodhouse. Long-time friend of the late General and Mrs. A.G.L. McNaughton and family. Loved, loyal friend of the Frewen and the Lanceman families and others who all mourn her passing and were proud to have known her. She will be remembered for her life-time love of animals, especially her great work and support of the Humane Society. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday, January 19, 2006 from 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 10am. In lieu of flowers donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated.