Mary (May) McCurdie - 04/15/2003
Suddenly at Longfield Manor, on Monday, February 24, 2003 aged 93 years. Beloved wife of the late Alex McCurdie. Loving mother of Sheila Walker and Ian McCurdie (Sheila). She will be sadly missed by grandchildren Glen McCurdie (Julie), Greg McCurdie (Tricia), Sandra and Scott Walker and her great grandchildren Carter, Cailey, Alexandra, Andrea, Melissa and Matthew, who referred to her as "Great Nan". A Memorial Service will be held at the Manotick United Church, 5567 Main Street, on Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 11am. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
James Kelvin McDonald - 04/09/2003
The death is announced (5 April 2003) of James Kelvin McDonald (76) of Rockland (Ottawa), and previously for forty years of Kingston and Hartington. For 37 years a professor in the Spanish and Italian department at Queen's University, he was a committed internationalist. This passion was particularly appreciated by later generations of students through his devotion to La Casa, an on-campus house for undergraduate and graduate students in Spanish. Although he was active for many years in the NDP, his single greatest significant achievement was his chairmanship in the 1960s of the Grand Campaign, a successful but by no mean easy fund-raising drive to save The Grand Theatre from destruction. Subsequent generations of Kingston area talent, as well as a host of international stars who have since played The Grand, have every reason to celebrate the achievement of James McDonald and the large committee of concerned citizens he mustered and led. James is remembered and celebrated by his loving wife Luella, and by his six children and their families: son Tam and his partner, Bernice Kaplan, of London England; son Piers and his wife Ofelia, grandson Ewan and granddaughters Lara and Vanessa, of the Yukon; daughter Megan and her husband Brent Slobodin, and grandsons Conal and Kieran, of the Yukon; daughter Moira and her partner Andrew Snow, of Ottawa; and daughter Jane and son Simon, both of Ottawa. A public Memorial Service will be held at the Morgan Memorial Chapel at the Theological College at Queen's University, at 2 p.m. on Friday April 11. Flowers can be sent ahead of time to the chapel, or donations made to the Grand Restoration Project, 218 Princess Street, K7L 1B2. Messages of condolence can be addressed to the website of the Ottawa funeral home, (http://), where cremation has already taken place. James McDonald's ashes will rest in Cataraqui Cemetery, where a private family service will be held. Further private remembrances will be held on the land he loved for more than a quarter of a century in Hartington; in West Vancouver, where he grew up; and in the ancient home of his fathers, on the Isle of Skye.
Mercedes Caroline Marie McNeil - 04/15/2003
(nee Pratt) - Peacefully at Elisabeth Bruyere Health Care Centre on Monday, April 14, 2003 at the age of 83. Survived by her loving husband Peter Ross and three children Thomas Ross, Sharron Josephine (Mitchell) and Judith Anne (Hyde). Sadly missed by her six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. In keeping with her request there will be no funeral service prior to cremation and eventual interment at Windsor, Ontario. In memoriam donations to the Palliative Care Unit of the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Family extends a special thank you to Dr. Allard and the nursing team for their dedicated, compassionate caregiving during this difficult time.
Edna Daisy Perkins - 04/11/2003
Retired Canadian Bank Note Peacefully in hospital on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at age 85 years. Daughter of the late William and Louisa Perkins (nee Cole). Loving sister of Donald (Pacita Acosta) and the late Violet Donoghue. Dear aunt of Thelma Hogan (Ed), Stephen Donoghue (Jean), Gale Lutes, Diane Perkins and Douglas Perkins (Nancy). Also survived by many great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. A long time resident for 30 years of the Cross Winds (Riverbank) Apartments. Edna retired from the Canadian Bank Note after a 43 year career. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Sunday, April 13, 2003 from 1:00 to 5:00pm and on Monday April 14, 2003 after 10:00am. Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 11:00am. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Special thanks to the Team A doctors and nursing staff (6 East) at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus for their compassion and care.
William A. Prowse - 04/13/2003
M.D. C.D. C.M. Passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, on Friday, April 11, 2003 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Doris Prowse. Loving father of Vernon, Arthur (Jennie), Eleanor, Dorothy (Ray) and the late Margaret. Will be Sadly missed by 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A special thank you to the staff of the Forest Hill Nursing Home for their care and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of choice.
Michael Hume Sandes - 04/13/2003
Sandes, Michael Hume LT.CMDR, Royal Canadian Navy Veteran Peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2003. Beloved husband for 59 years of Marion Louise. Dear father of Christopher (Rosa), Richard (Paula) and Michael (Pierrette). Loving grandfather of Andrew, Stephen and Tyler. Predeceased by his grandson Geoffrey. Retired navy pilot in the Canadian Navy Air Branch after 25 years of service. He will be sadly missed by many friends and family. A memorial service to celebrate Michael’s Life will be held Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 2 pm at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry ,315 McLeod Street. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Eileen Scotcher - 04/12/2003
Peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Thursday, April 10, 2003. Born May 22, 1918 in Tunbridge Wells, England Dearly beloved wife of 63 years of Douglas. Cherished mother of Richard (Jackie Mullens) of Suffoik, England and Patricia (Mark Wheeler) of Ottawa. Sadly missed by granddaughters Emma and Katherine and their mother Jenny Scotcher. Friends may visit at the Pinecrest Cemetery Chapel 2500 Baseline Road on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 after 1pm until service time in the chapel at 2pm. Arrangements in care of the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry. In lieu of flowers donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Wesley Earl Spencer - 04/09/2003
1917 – 2003 On Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre. Predeceased by his wife Mary in 1995. Wesley, an R.C.A.F. Veteran (1937-1965) served overseas during the war in Germany and England. He is survived by his brother Ross (Ottawa) and sister Gladys Davidson (Burlington, Ontario), as well as his daughter Joan Bennett (Perth), her three children Michael, Joni and Wes, and his son John Ross (St. Catherines) and his 3 children Andrea (Hamilton), Peter (Toronto) and Emily (Kingston), as well as 4 great grandchildren. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the wonderful care given to Wes by the entire staff of “The Perley”. Thank-you. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Friday, April 11 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to join Joan and John for refreshments at the Funeral Home following the interment. Those wishing may make donations to the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre.
Cecil Allan Thompson - 04/12/2003
Peacefully after surviving a lengthy illness, Cecil Allan Thompson slipped away on Wednesday, April 9th, 2003. Just six days earlier. Cecil bravely left his hospital bed to join his cherished wife, Dottie and family and friends to celebrate 60 years of inspiring life of love together. His long-term friend and close companion, Sam Smiley, bid him a tearful farewell, as did the rest of us gathered there together. Cecil had the heart of a hero and he will be deeply missed by all those who have come to love him. Predeceased by his son, Robert, on February 10th, 2001, Cecil is mourned by his wife Dot, his son Terry, his daughter Sandra his daughter-in-law Sue and son-in-law George, his grandchildren and his great-grandchild as well as by a large and loving circle of family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 14 at 10:30am at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road. The family expresses their deep appreciation for the care, compassion and dedication of Drs. Aileen Comerton and Mimeault and all the staff at the Civic Hospital. In memory of the role of Scouting in the life of Cecil, Dorothy and the Thompson family, donations in lieu of flowers to Scouts Canada, Camp Opemikon, would be appreciated.
Alice Eugenie Wood - 04/12/2003
Wood, Alice Eugenie (Nee Line) Peacefully on Friday, April 11, 2003 at the age of 85.Beloved wife and the best friend of Ivan Wood( predeceased by George Warren). Dearly loved mother of the late Robert Warren( Bob). Loving mother-in-law of Shirley Warren. Devoted grandmother of Brent( Kate Hartfiled) and Gregg Warren. Loving sister of Priscilla Henry and the late Richard Line. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. For those wishing , donations to St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church would be appreciated.