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ONTARIO - Ottawa - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 10

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Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016, at 2:36 a.m.

Irving (Yitzhak) Miller - 01/31/2003
Senior Counsel, Industry Canada Department of Justice BCL LLB Finally at rest after a long illness, on Friday, January 31, 2003, in Ottawa, at the age of 53. His beloved wife, Janice M. Rochefort at his side. Loving father of Meghan Jenna Miller. Cherished brother of Marilyn Miller (Irving) Gimple and Fay Miller of Montreal. Only son of the late Joseph Mazer Miller and Sarah (nee Lipstein) Miller also of Montreal. Fondly remembered by Rhona Einbinder-Miller, mother of Meghan. Dear son-in-law and friend of Marie-Claire Cauchy and extended family members Trevor and Sylvie (Rochefort) Makara. Irving will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends and work colleagues from across Canada and the United States. Mr. Irving Miller studied Law at McGill University in Montreal, receiving his BCL in 1974 and his LLB in 1975. He passed the Quebec Bar in 1976 and became a member of the Ontario Bar in 1978. That same year he moved to Ottawa where he held positions with FIRA (Foreign Investment Review Agency) and Excise Legal Services. As Senior Counsel in the Department of Justice, he was seconded as Coordinator to the Trade and Corporate Law Group for Industry Canada, Legal Services. In this capacity, he worked on the Agreement on Internal Trade. He also counseled with the Trade Negotiations Office on the Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). Most recently, The Ethics Commission was among many other Justice organizations that benefited from his expertise and good-natured presence. Irving was known to all who loved him as an avid bibliophile, an enthusiastic baseball, hockey and sports fan. He was a loving and attentive father to Meghan and an affectionate spouse to Janice. His family and many friends will sorely miss his prodigious wit and dry sense of humour. Irving was loved and admired by his work colleagues for his gentle nature. He was considered, in the words of his peers, a humourist, a moderator and “the spirit of the office.” Janice and Meghan wish to express their heartfelt gratitude for the support of the Rochefort family and Irving’s dear friends Ken Webb, Alan & Kevin Macdonald and Gilles Beaulieu. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to the caring staff of the Elizabeth Bruyere Centre and the Ottawa Hospital’s General Campus (5th floor). Special thanks to Dr. John Seely, Cathy Kustra (Social Worker) and Dr. Marie Kiar for their kindness and compassion over these many months. A service will be held at 1PM at the Jewish Memorial Chapel at 1771 Cuba Avenue on Sunday, February 2nd, 2003, followed by internment at the Jewish Community Cemetery (Bank St). After which, friends and family will gather at 116 Fairmont Avenue, in Ottawa. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make a memorial contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (503 Smyth Road, Ottawa, K1H 9Z9) or a charity of their choice. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at .

Gerald David Nunn - 02/01/2003

WWII 1940-1945 Served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany In hospital on Thursday, January 30, 2003, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 54 years of Lois Nunn (nee Farmer). Survived by his sister Dorothy and her husband Doug Butterworth and nephew David Butterworth. Predeceased by sister Beatrice Cole and brother Kenneth. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street at O'Connor on Monday, February 3, from 12 noon until Service time in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. Friends wishing to pay tribute to Gerry's memory may do so to the charity of their choice.

Doris W. (nee Hyndman) O'Rourke - 01/31/2003

At the Glebe Center on Thursday, January 30, 2003 at age 79. Beloved wife of the late Ronald. Loving mother of Brian (Jeanne), Richard (Sharon), Doreen Seguin (Norm), Roger (Janet) and Michael. Dear mother-in-law of the late Peggy. Devoted Grandmother of Matthew, Thomas, Josh, Jennifer, Phillip, Andrew, Melanie, Derek, Kelly, Steven and Shawn. Great grandmother to William. Dear sister of Phyllis Nothnagel, Merle Glen, Rose Sullivan, Ida Dickson, Wesley Hyndman and the late June Dorring and Earl Hyndman. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, Ottawa on Friday, January 31st from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, February 1st after 10:00 a.m. until service time in the chapel at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated.

George David Pearce - 02/11/2003

CD; B.A.; DPA; LCDR RCN (ret'd.) George David Pearce, beloved husband of Austa Jane McIntosh, twin brother of Ruth Elizabeth Donald Stuart, much loved father of Cynthia Louise Ridley (Martyn) of St. George, Daniel Ian Pearce (Susan), of Edmonton, Thomas Alexander "Sandy" Pearce (Mary) of Ottawa, Wendy Elizabeth Pearce of Dawson Creek, BC, Jennifer Reveler (Doug) of Ottawa, and Andrew Pearce of Ottawa. Fortunate grandfather of Heather and Tristan Ridley, Ryan, Caryn, and Kayleigh Pearce, Jessica, Genna, and Nicholas Pearce, Kate Isabelle Pearce and Benjamin, Kimberly and Alanah Reveler. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Wednesday, February 12 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Riverside United Church, near Walkley on Riverside, on Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 2:30 p.m., reception to follow at the church. Memorial donations to the Friends of Haida, Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, or to University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Special thanks to the staff of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for their kindness and care.

Musset Pierre-Jérôme - 02/06/2003
Teacher, Lawyer, Diplomat Peacefully on February 1, 2003. He leaves behind his beloved wife Gladys, his children, Musset Jr., Martine Trotman (Clyde); Bernard, Richard, Christian, and Patrick Provencher; and granddaughter Tyla. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers, Lunine Robinson, Dr. Gérard, Gisèle, Gontran, Eric, Jean-Claude, Ketty Rameau, Irvel and their families. As a career diplomat, Musset dedicated 30 years to serving his country, most notably as Haiti’s Ambassador to Canada, Israel, Greece, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Belize and El Salvador. He also served in the United States. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Montfort Hospital for the care and compassion shown to our dearest husband and father. Friends may visit at the St-Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Rd. at Aviation Parkway on Friday, February 7th 2003, from 5-9p.m. and Saturday February 8th, from 9am until 12 noon followed by the Eucharistic Celebration at Notre-Dame de Lourdes (Cyrville), 1187 Michael Street, Ottawa at 1 p.m. Donations to Montfort Hospital would be appreciated.

James A. Riley - 02/04/2003

Peacefully on February 4, 2003 age 67 years. Cherished companion of Lisa Belisle. Predeceased by his wife Margaret Ewenin. Dear father of Deborah Green and Harry Green both of Calgary. Devoted "Mushum" to Sterling, Starr, Tonya and Terrance. Also survived by two brothers Harry (Claire), Arthur (Teresa) both of Kanata and one sister Betty Haslam (Bob) of England. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road Friday, February 7, 2003 after 12 noon until service time in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family.

Judith Ross - 02/01/2003

ROSS, Judith Suddenly, at home, on Friday, January 31, 2003, at the age of 60. Beloved wife of Dr. Fred Ross. Loving mother of David and Dean (Allison). Cherished Bubbi of Amanda and Justin. Dear sister of Marcia (Dwight Hubley). Judie will be sadly missed by all her family and friends and especially her loyal friend Fernanda. Funeral Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 3 p.m. Interment Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street, Ottawa. Shiva to be observed at 1953 Sharon Avenue. Those wishing may make donations to the Hymie Whitzman Memorial Fund (798-4696 ext. 274). Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.

Arthur Edward Salmon - 01/29/2003

World War 2 Veteran Peacefully at West End Villa after a illness. Arthur Edward Salmon, 86 years. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Elsie). Dear father of Elaine (Rick Schumann) of Ottawa and Art (Veronica Marsden) of Mississauga. Grandfather of Erica and Andrew. Survived by one brother, Robert of Arnprior, his godson, Roy of Halifax and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Columba Anglican Church, 24 Sandridge Road, Ottawa on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa-Carleton would be appreciated by the family.

David Robert Shore - 02/09/2003
Shore, David Robert In Ottawa on Friday, February 7, 20033, aged 59. David was the loving and much-loved father of Susan and Michael, husband of Elizabeth ( née St. Paër ), brother of Linda ( Jon Baxter ), and son of Mary and the late Julius Shore. Born in Vancouver, he studied English literature at the University of British Columbia and at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. After teaching at the University of Tel-Aviv and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he joined the Department of English at the University of Ottawa where he taught for 25 years. Friends, colleagues, students and especially his family will miss him sadly, and will gratefully remember his fine intelligence, pleasure in friendship, and sense of homour. Thanks to all those whose support helped David to face illness with grace, strength and patience. A private interment at Beechwood Cemetery will be followed by a memorial service at the University of Ottawa ( date to be announced ). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Candian Cancer Society, the Humane Society of Ottawa-Carleton or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Donald W. Simpson - 02/01/2003

D.F.C. WW II Veteran Educator Peacefully on January 31, 2003 at the Perley-Rideau Veterans Health Centre in his 91st year. Loving husband of Betty (nee Ridout). Father of David (Charlotte) of Ottawa, Dyann Gray (Chuck) of Denver. Grandfather of Braunwyn, Courtney and David William. A graduate of the Western, Queens and Toronto Universities, his lifetime was dedicated to educating. Born in Stratford, Ontario, brother of David Simpson, Mayor of Stratford, one of his first educational tasks was to ensure his entrepreneurial brother understood the educational significance of William Shakespeare so that he would sponsor the proposed festival for their hometown. From his first teaching assignment during the depression in Savant Lake, north of Superior in a one room school house teaching grades 1 to 13 through progressive promotions to principal, public school inspector and leadership positions, helping to build Ontario's great public education system in the 50's and 60's, to supervisor of DND schools in Europe ending with Directorships of Indian and Northern Education for the Federal Government, he never forgot his base. His innovative approaches, pragmatism, undaunted drive and concern for accessibility and equality were hallmarks of his career. A pioneer of Canada Student Loans, Cooperative Education, Comprehensive Schools, Local Control for Indian bands and international cooperation through Circumpolar Conferences were some of the achievements that led to his induction as a lifetime member of the Canadian Education Association. His northern base included hockey, both playing and coaching in small town northern communities where his teams won championships and two of his NHL players were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He interrupted his educational career concerned about incursions by Hitler and chose to fight for liberty as an older volunteer enlistee during WW II. He topped his navigation class but chose active duty over a teaching/training role. Flight Lieutenant Simpson flew 33 perilous missions over Nazi Germany winning several medals and citations (chronicled in several publications) for bravery and courage including a DFC for the famed Duisberg mission. On retirement he travelled much of the world he hadn't seen while dedicating his time at home to community spirited activities in Ottawa including being chairman of the Council on Aging, and the Senior Citizens Council, a patron of the Ottawa Symphony and Opera Lyra and an elder of Rideau Park United Church not forgetting to keep fit by skating on the Rideau Canal in the winter, and biking on the parkways in summer. Singing in the CBC Senior Citizens production entitled, "You Gotta Have Heart" epitomized his lifetime attitude. Just prior to succumbing to Alzheimers in his 85th year he completed an interesting 143-page autobiography chronicling his days in education, war and pride in his family for reference for future generations. Copy available in the National Archives. His good attitude and sense of humour in battling this degenerative disease and adapting to his new reality at each stage of this progressive disease demonstrate that quality of life can be maintained to the end. Special thanks to staff at Rothwell and Perley-Rideau R2S who made this uncharted voyage so doable and rewarding. A Memorial Service will be held at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to Perley-Rideau R2S Veterans (Health Center), Alzheimer Society or Mission and Service United Church of Canada would be appreciated.

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