Anold Russell Swerdfeger
December 18, 1927 - January 8, 2006
Retired Principal -Ottawa Board of Education
Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of 54 years to "Pat" Patricia (Campbell). Cherished father of Mary Ann Swerdfeger. Son of the late Russell and the late Alice Swerdfeger of Morewood, Ontario. Arn was a highly respected teacher and then principal of Centennial Public School, devoted to the education of children with special needs. He was a faithful member of Woodroffe United Church and past president (1995/96) and active member of the Kiwanis Club of Sage of Ottawa. Arn had a wonderful sense of humour and will be missed by his many friends and relatives as the caring, thoughtful and hard working person that he was. The family would like to thank Dr. Taylor, Dr. Gick, the many nurses, PSWs, neighbours and friends who cared for Arn and gave the family invaluable support. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9pm, and Wednesday from 10-11am. Funeral Service will be held at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (please specify for multiple myeloma research) or the Woodroffe United Church Memorial Fund.
Barb passed away on Monday, January 16th, after a brave struggle with cancer. Barb was the cornerstone of her family that she adored and her life revolved around; her husband Dent, and sons Sam and Max. Born in The Netherlands, Barb came to Canada as a young girl with her parents, Hans and Anita Rademaker, and brothers Dennis and Pat. A long-time employee of Bell Canada, Barb's career spanned over a quarter of a century. She sought out ever increasing challenges within the company that included a wide range of projects and personnel. And as she made the transition from one project to the next, like the avid gardener she was, she nurtured friendships that became perennials, lasting a lifetime. Barb touched many lives during her life, and her outgoing personality, infectious smile, and laughter were a familiar trait that those whose lives she touched, never forgot. No matter what direction her journey through life took her, Barb would not hesitate to interrupt her travels to perform an act of kindness. For Barb, life was to be lived and, like everything that she took on, she put all of her vibrant energy into the challenge. Barb looked at the world as a backyard to be explored as she and Dent took their sons to see and experience the beauty of the planet. From sitting on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon watching an electrical storm dance across the desert horizon, to navigating around a sunbathing alligator on a hiking trail, looking out into crashing North Sea waves, and climbing the granite slopes of the White Mountains, Barb was as comfortable in a pair of hiking boots, gardening shoes, sandals, power-walking runners, or high heels. She moved like a dancer from one to another, never missing a step. Barb ensured that her Indonesian heritage, passion for music and art, and love of life remained alive in her sons, and gave them a connection to their past so that they would see the future and all of the infinite opportunities that were possible. For Barb, her living legacy is her sons who carry on her beautiful spirit and passion. Friends may celebrate the life of Barb with her family at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Home, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th, between the hours of 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Barb would appreciate your support in the fight against breast cancer by making donations to Breast Cancer Action or the Canadian Cancer Society.
After a long battle on Monday, January 16, 2006 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Loving father of Warren (Shirley) and David (Novi). Cherished grandfather of Carissa and Amanda. Dear brother of Anne (Russ Wilhelm). He will be sadly missed by special friend Jean Anderson. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Thursday, January 19th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Richard's Anglican Church, 8 Withrow Avenue, on Friday, January 20th at 11am. For those wishing donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Joyce Mae (nee Richard) Warren
Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on Saturday, January 7, 2006 in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late John Raymond Warren. Loving Mom of John (Brenda), Nancy (Gary Walkling) and Wesley (Wendy). Cherished Nanny of Matthew (Natasha), Angela (Derek), Jason (Karen), Corey (Karen) and great-grandmother of Trinity Amber. Daughter of the late Guy Richard and the late Bessie Heisler. Dear sister of Shirley Beck (Lawrence) and sister-in-law of Ronald Warren (Jane) and Gwen Jenkins (Sam). Special friend of Agnes Caldwell. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephew. Joyce was an active and faithful member of Parkdale United Church and the UCW. Her zest for life and love of family was an inspiration to all. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Monday, January 9, 2006 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Ave. on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Parkdale United Church would be appreciated. A special thank you to the staff at Starwood Extendicare and The General Hospital 5 East-Oncology and Palliative Care for their compassion.
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 headquarters 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.
Gordon Morrison Wright - 01/17/2006
Peacefully in hospital on January 16, 2006 in Ottawa, Gordon Morrison Wright, age 91. Son of the late Alonzo Wright and Elizabeth Smith. Loving husband of Mary Louise Barnes and predeceased by his first wife Helen Connelly. Survived by his two sons Keith Edward (Pearl) and Lyle James (Sue). Cherished grandfather of Scott Gordon (Jennifer) and great-grandfather of Lilly and Connor. He is survived by his sister Gladys McCann. Predeceased by brothers William, Alonzo, George, Charles, Harry and Keith and sisters Muriel, Jane, Nellie and Lillian. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 760 Somerset Street West on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 11am. Final committal will take place in the Spring at Willowbank Cemetery in Gananoque. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
W. Adam Znaniecki - 01/17/2006
June 27, 1922 - January 17, 2006
Loving husband of Barbara nee Ferguson. Peacefully at The Garry J. Armstrong Home, with his devoted wife of 35 years by his side. Will be sadly missed by Barbara and her many nieces and nephews. No visitation at the request of the family. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 20 at 1pm in the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod St. Reception to follow. Many thanks to the staff of The Garry J. Armstrong Home for the loving care Adam received in the last 6 years both at the new building and at Allan House. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Island Lodge Fanily Council, 200 Island Lodge Rd, Ottawa K1N 5M2
Donald Jackson Adams - 02/08/2006
Peacefully at Carlingview Manor on February 8, 2006, at the age of 81; beloved husband of the late Elfriede Adams and dear Dad of Marion (Norman) of Ottawa. He is survived by his sister Virginia (John) of Winnipeg and his brother Ross of California as well as relatives in Germany. The family would like to thank the staff of the 8th floor for their dedicated and thoughtful care and support. By request there will be no service. Private interment of the urn at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Velta Alutis - 02/06/2006
After a brief illness on February 5, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Elmars. Dear mother of Margaret Kankis (Richard), Andrea Alutis (Claude Bergeron) and Cynthia Alutis-Cadman (Daniel). Loving grandmother of Karen, Julia, David, Thierry and Nicholas. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod St. on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society
Erhart (Army) Armbruster
Peacefully on Sunday February 5, 2006, surrounded by his family, age 87 years. Beloved husband of Peggy of Kanata. Dear father of Joan McComas (Kevin), Kanata; Stephen, Toronto; Brian (Bev), Kanata; Ken (Linda), Newmarket and Karen Francis (Larry), Vancouver. Cherished Grandpa of Kay, Paul, Ken; Michael, Matthew, James; Kathryn, Julie, Kristen; Calen and Christopher. Also survived by five sisters Amelia Howe (Vern), Irene Armbruster, Hedy Morgan (Jack), Mildred Leadabrand (Ray), Gloria Farnon (Brian) and one brother Arnold (Diane). Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, Ottawa Thursday 4 - 6 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 10, 2006 at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive (at Old Colony Rd.), Kanata at 3 p.m. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Elsie Baker - 02/13/2006
After a brief illness in hospital, February 12, 2006, at the age of 91. Predeceased by her husband Harry. Dear mother of Melvyn, Polly (Jack Moran), and Ron (Gail). Loving grandmother of Tammy (Ken Abram), Paula (Tom Leroux), Joanne, Adam (Erin), Lenora (Evan Zelikovitz), Andrew Levitan, Mark Levitan (Leigh), and Jennifer. Will be sorely missed by eight great-grandchildren. Funeral, Tuesday, February 14th at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at the New Jewish Community Cemetery in Osgoode. Shiva 7 to 9 p.m. at 40 Jack Aaron Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations to Elsie Baker Endowment Fund at Hillel Lodge (728-3900) would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
Gordon Baker-Gregory - 02/13/2006
At the Hospice at May Court on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Joan for 45 years. Loving father of Ian (Sandra) and Gail Baker-Gregory (John Schmeler) and grandfather of Andrew Hill. Brother of Stuart Crooks (Teresa Derouin), Heather Mills (Gilbert Maxwell) and Sam Crooks (of England). Long time member of the Optimist Club of Nepean and member of the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 638. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be hled in the Chapel on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice at May Court or flowers, donations to the Hospice at May Court or the Palliative Care Outreach Program would be appreciated.
Stefan Stanislaw, PhD. Bandrowski
Gave up his spirit on Sunday, February 5th, 2006 in Masham, Quebec, in his 88th year. Mourned by his loyal wife of nearly 58 years, Wanda Rowicka and by his loving children Andrzej (Danielle), Krzysztof and Teresa. Dear dziadzio of Emma (Jay), Frances (Dave), Adam and Charlotte. Survived by his brother Heniek (Marysia) and many nieces and nephews in England, Poland and Canada. Predeceased by his brother Jerzy, sisters Halina and Irena, and his beloved son Wojtek. He survived two terrible years as a political prisoner in the Siberian Gulag to join Ander's Army in Palestine, traveling through the Middle East and Africa to join the Polish Air Force division of the RAF in England in 1942, serving as Lieutenant. A life-long love of nature and especially of forests brought him to Canada in 1953, where he fell in love with and settled in the Gatineau Hills. He worked for 35 years as senior economic advisor in forestry research with the Department of the Environment. He leaves behind a living legacy of the many trees he planted everywhere he lived. Funeral will be held at St. Hyacinth's Roman Catholic Church, 201 Lebreton Street North, on Saturday, February 11th, 2006 at 10am.
Jack I. Barrett - 02/08/2006
Peacefully on Tuesday February 7, 2006. Beloved husband of Shirley (Grafman) Barrett. Loving father of Stacey (Serge Coucke), Aron and Stephanie Barrett. Cherished Zaida of Sarah, Adam (Meaghan), Samantha and great-grandfather of Nicholas and Cameron. Uncle Jack will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street, Ottawa. Shiva private. Those wishing may make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
Diane Marie Beland-Roll - 02/14/2006
Suddenly at home on Monday, February 13, 2006. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Roger LeBlanc (Linda) and Dominique Menard. Cherished daughter of Collette Beland and the late Paul Beland. Dear sister of Rachel, Henry, Jacques 'Jack', Jocelyn, Francois, Daniel and Richard. Sister-in-law of Brian and Julie. Grandmother of six grandchildren. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at Aviation Parkway on Thursday, February 16, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, February 17 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Gilberte (nee Bonneville) Birtch - 02/19/2006
Friday February 17, 2006, at St-Vincent's Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of William (Bill) Birtch. Loving mother of Pauline Birtch (Charles Dutrisac) and of predeceased daughter Natalie. Cherished grandmother of Claire, Sophie and Genevicve. Lovingly remembered by all for her caring and devotion towards everyone. In keeping with her wishes, a memorial service will be held at l'Église Ste-Genevicve, 825 Canterbury, Ottawa on February 24th at 11:00 am. Sincere thanks to the staff of the 5th floor of St-Vincent's Hospital. In memory of Gilberte, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Jean Blaney (Geldart) (Nee Gilmore) - 02/11/2006
Suddenly, in hospital, on Saturday, February 11th, 2006, at the age of 84. Predeceased by her only son Dale and husband Harold. Survived by her granddaughter Jennifer, grandson William (Bill), daughter-in-law Peggy, sister Eleanor (of St. Stephen, New Brunswick), many nieces, nephews and extended family in New Brunswick. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Her generous and loving spirit will be greatly missed. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 70 James Street (at Kent Street) on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 11am. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Thank-you to the staff at the Civic Hospital ICU for their tender care. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Marjory Ayleene Bolick (nee Crabb) - 02/10/2006
In Ottawa on Thursday, February 9, 2006 in her 87th year. Beloved wife for 64 years of Watcil Bolick. Loving mother of Byron, Merle, the late Donna Cappon and the late Lenore Bolick. Cherished grandmother of Emily, Daniel, Andrew and Joe. She was a founder of the Canadian School Library Association and former Secondary School Library Co-ordinator for the Ottawa School Board. Marjory was a long time Librarian at Rideau High School and Glebe Collegiate. A Memorial Service will be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Humane Society would be appreciated.
John Fraser Cameron - 02/12/2006
Peacefully died on the 10th of February, 2006, in Ottawa, Ontario, at age 80. Retired in 1990 from Environment Canada, where he served as a communications director and advisor, John worked as a volunteer for the Canadian Museum of Nature, Friends of Gatineau Park, which he helped found and the Ottawa Field Naturalist Club. A long time member of the RA Badminton and Tennis Clubs, he was also a keen cross country skier. John is survived by daughters Deborah and Rebecca and his brother Robert (Sandy). Donations in John's memory can be made to Friends of Gatineau Park C.P./P.O. 1817 Chelsea, Quebec, J9B 1A1. Funeral arrangements in care of Memorial Funeral Home. A Celebration of John Life is to be held in Wakefield, Quebec in spring 2006. A notice of the Memorial's details will be forthcoming.
Phillip Robert Carr - 02/19/2006
Suddenly on Saturday, February 18, 2006 in his 61st year. Born July 30, 1945, the son of Hugh Carr and Ruby Salter. He leaves behind his wife and friend Louise ( Thériault ), his daughter Delphine Carr Albert ( David ). Cherished grandfather of Mackenzie and Delaney Albert. Dear brother of William Mills ( Monique ), Mary Ann Charbonneau ( Conrad ), sisters-in-law Pauline, Nicole and Monique Thériault. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. To honour Phil, we are requesting jeans, cowboy boots and casual wear. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 1 p.m.. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.
Phillip Robert Carr - 02/19/2006
Suddenly on Saturday, February 18, 2006 in his 61st year. Born July 30, 1945, the son of Hugh Carr and Ruby Salter. He leaves behind his wife and friend Louise ( Thériault ), his daughter Delphine Carr Albert ( David ). Cherished grandfather of Mackenzie and Delaney Albert. Dear brother of William Mills ( Monique ), Mary Ann Charbonneau ( Conrad ), sisters-in-law Pauline, Nicole and Monique Thériault. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. To honour Phil, we are requesting jeans, cowboy boots and casual wear. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 1 p.m.. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.
Eileen May Cavey - 02/10/2006
Gone but never forgotten - Isaiah 49:15-18.
On February 9, 2006, peacefully at home after a short battle with cancer, in her 82nd year. Mom went to be with the Lord. She will be greatly missed. Her years of selfless service and love for her children, grandchildren, friends and church family made a lasting impact that will remain as a faithful testimony of her love and devotion to God. She is predeceased by her husband Bert by 8 years, with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage. She leaves behind her children Ruth (Dave Dobson) of Montreal and their sons David (Lori) (great-grandson Carter) and Jonathan; Bill (Nancy) of Winnipeg and their sons Timothy, Philip, Andrew and Peter; Dan (Sharon) and their children Luke, Stephen, Jonathan, Bethanna, Amy (deceased) and Michael; and Lois (David Ingels) of Winnipeg and their children Rachel, Joshua, Jason and Rebecca. She was predeceased by her brother Blaney (Jean) Sproule and will be fondly remembered by her sisters Lois Sproule and Joyce (Harold Grierson). She will be sadly missed by her brother-in-law Art (Joyce) Cavey. Fred (Lois) Cavey and her sister-in-law Wilma (Don Skemer) and all her nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Sunday, February 12, 2006 from 12 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Metropolitan Bible Church, 453 Bank Street (at Gladstone) on Monday, February 13 at 10 a.m. with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to the Metropolitan Bible Church Building Fund. 2 Timothy 4: 6-8.
George Arthur Cowley - 02/07/2006
On February 5th, 2006 in Ottawa after a long illness fought with grace and good humour. Much loved husband and friend of Deborah Cowley, father of Christopher (Alena Dvorakova) and Geoffrey (Nancy Alilovic), grandfather of Eliska and brother of Dr. Marion Rogers of Vancouver and Elisabeth Cowley of London, England. George's life was marked by a passionate dedication to Canada's Foreign Service, a genuine kindness to all those he met, and a true spirit of adventure that carried him to most corners of the world. With heartfelt thanks to the devoted and caring staff at the Ottawa Grace Manor and to many loyal friends who have been so supportive. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at 11a.m. on Friday, February 10th at All Saints Anglican Church, Sandy Hill, Ottawa, corner of Chapel and Laurier. If you wish, a donation, in George's name, to the Ottawa Grace Manor, 1156 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON, K1Y 2Z4 would be appreciated.