After a brief illness, at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Thursday, April 5, 2007. Beloved wife of James Puskas. She is survived by a son Henry Grayman, grandson Jordan and granddaughter Camilla, all of Surrey, BC. Barbara was born Barbara Elisabeth Neubauer in Rostock, Germany. As a child, she survived the Nazi regime by hiding in a convent school, while all the rest of her family perished. In Canada, as a young immigrant she embarked on a career in research as a biochemist at the Banting Institute, DCIEM and several other institutions. Barbara’s days were filled with classical music and she was an enthusiastic supporter of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She had a lifelong love of nature, enjoyed camping and bird-watching and was an avid gardener. Friends may attend a funeral service at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd.), Nepean on Tuesday, April 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, modest donations to the Canadian Wildlife Federation in her memory would be appreciated.
GRAHAM, Wanda Suddenly on Thursday April 5, 2007. Mother of Myriah, Glenna and David Ness Junior. Partner of Bill Murdock. Daughter of the late Janet Graham and ,niece of Lynne. Good friend of Anjali. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd. (at Roosevelt) on Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm. Memorial Service will be in the Chapel at 1 pm. In memoriam, donations to the Youville Centre would be appreciated.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mel, on April 6, 2007, after a year long battle with cancer. Throughout his illness, Mel remained brave and never lost his sense of humour. He will be forever missed by his wife Jeanette (nee Walker) and son Brendan, of whom he was so very proud. Mel was predeceased by his parents, Manus and Phyllis Scott, and his father-in-law Bert Walker. He leaves to mourn his siblings Ray, Ed (Linda), Bob (Ann), Audrey (John) and Doug (Ann), as well as many nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his mother-in-law, Nancy Walker, his Winnipeg family, his best friend Colin Cook (Elaine) and his mother Jean (the late Jim). Much loved nephew of Shirley and Ken Stroud, Willa and Ron Houston and Mary Meehan. Mel always lived life to the fullest and he loved to bring laughter to those around him. He was an extraordinary story teller and could adapt and embellish a story to fit the occasion. He was a loyal and true friend and could always be counted on to be there if any of them needed help. He loved to hunt, fish and golf. We will all miss his charm and his “Irish Blarney” We will hold his memory in our hearts forever. A very special thank you is extended to the nurses on 5 East as well as to Dr. Mai, Dr. Fitzgibbon and Dr. Sealy at the Ottawa General Hospital. Your caring and compassion made Mel’s stay in hospital so much easier for all of us. Family and friends can pay their respects at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Kerry Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Corkery, on Tuesday at 2 p.m., followed by interment in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Mel’s memory to the 5 East Medical Oncology Memorial Fund, First Floor, 737 Parkdale Ave. Ottawa, ON. K1Y 9Z9 or Almonte General Hospital 75 Spring Street, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0.
Hartin, Edna May nee Sparks
Peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital with her family by her side on Friday, April 6, 2007, after a courageous fight with cancer, in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her husband John Clifford Hartin, parents Florence and Edward Sparks and sister Ruby Rafuse. Dearly loved and devoted Mom of Mavis (Donald) Neely, Mona (Sterling) Burns, Ronnie (Lise) Hartin, and Marlene (Jim) Baker. Proud Nan of Shana Ziebarth, Lana Burns, Cory and Jennifer Hartin, Kyle and Kurtis Baker. Proud Great Nan of Coady and Brooklyn Ziebarth. Devoted sister to David Sparks and sister-in-law to Janet Lowe and Ann Hartin. Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and staff of the 4th Floor ALC Unit of the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their loving care and attention. Friends may call at the Carp Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington Street, Carp, Ontario on Monday, April 9, 2007 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 from 1 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Huntley Presbyterian Cemetery later in the spring. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the Hartin Family.
Coughtrey, (Nellie) May
Peacefully on Thursday April 5, 2007, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her parents William and Nelly, her siblings Edith, Harry and Gerry, and her lifelong best friend Emily Hughston. Cherished aunt of Edith's sons (the Sherman boys) Rob (Sherry), Jimmie (Joan), Pete (Carol) and Donnie (Diane) and of Gerry's children Stephen (Jan) and Nancy (Ron Gostick). She is also survived by her great-nieces and great nephews Jenny Groulx (jean-Luc), Joby Sherman, John Sherman, Jessica and Jamie Sherman, Will and Andy Sherman, Dana and Jamie Coughtrey, and Eric Gostick. May is also survived by two great-nieces on whom she fondly doted. Camryn May Groulx and Madelaine Renée Groulx reminded her so much of herself and Edith so very long ago. May's life was enriched by her family, her faith and how she was embraced at St. Matthias, her home and neighbors, her wonderful experiences at the Met Life and her grand passion for world-wide travel. She was a woman of good humor and grace. She became the matriarch of an extended family and improved us all with her wit and her capacity for faith, hope and charity. She leaves this world a better place for her being here. Friends may call at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 555 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa on Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. In memoriam, donations to the Restoration Fund of St. Matthias Church would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd. (at Roosevelt).
Peacefully at the Arnprior Hospital on Sunday, April 8, 2007 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late John Armstrong. Much loved mom of Colleen (Warren) Hummel, Doug (Laurie) and the late Wallace. Fondly remembered by daughter-in-law Ola Armstrong, grandchildren Greg and Chris Hummel, Dan and Heather Armstrong and her sister Doris Todd (the late Harold) of Napanee. Predeceased by brothers Ernie, Johnnie, Tommy, Russell, Lloyd, Gordon, Vincent, and by sisters Aggie Stiles, Ella Moodie and Jennie Bradley. Sister-in-law to Nellie, Mary, Bea, and Ethel Hand and Aubrey Moodie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the Doctor’s and Nurses of the Arnprior Hospital for their exceptional care. Friends may call at the Carp Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington Street, Carp on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 after 11 a.m. Funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Carp on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Those wishing may make donations to St. John’s Anglican Church, 6th Line of Huntley or to the charity of their choice.
Belding, Barbara Jane
Peacefully on Friday, April 06, 2007 at the age of 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Herbert F Belding, and the late G.H.(Harry) Avery. Resourceful and patient mother of S.Bert (Brenda), Howell, MI., Brian L. (Vivian), Cypress, TX, Gary A. (Sherry), Munster, ON., K. Shaun (Yvette), Kanata, ON. Step-mother of Judy Brown, Jeff (Sharon) Avery, Debbie Avery, and Kathryn Avery. Loving grandmother of Jeff, Todd, Preston, Troy, Margo, Lee, and Jackie. Also survived by 7 amazing great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lois (Gus Franklin) Jacksonville. MS., and Ken (Trudy), Ottawa, ON.and the late Kirk (Eileen) Prittie, Ottawa, ON., Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road) Nepean, on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Inurnment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.
Belding, Barbara Jane
Belding, Barbara Jane (nee Prittie) Born: May 20, 1921 Peacefully on Friday, April 06, 2007 at the age of 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Herbert F Belding, and the late G.H.(Harry) Avery. Resourceful and patient mother of S.Bert (Brenda), Howell, MI., Brian L. (Vivian), Cypress, TX, Gary A. (Sherry), Munster, ON., K. Shaun (Yvette), Kanata, ON. Step-mother of Judy Brown, Jeff (Sharon) Avery, Debbie Avery, and Kathryn Avery. Loving grandmother of Jeff, Todd, Preston, Troy, Margo, Lee, and Jackie. Also survived by 7 amazing great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lois (Gus Franklin) Jacksonville. MS., and Ken (Trudy), Ottawa, ON, and the late Kirk (Eileen) Prittie, Ottawa, ON. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road) Nepean, on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Inurnment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.
Clancy, Kathleen Mary
Peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2007 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late G. Drummond Clancy. Loving mother of Robert, Neal, Shelagh, Vincent, Sean, Elaine, Kathleen, and Mark. Dear grandmother to all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters Elsie James of England and Vera Lindley of Mexico. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd. 613-722-6559), on Wednesday from 2 to 4pm followed by a service in the chapel at 4 pm. A special thanks to the staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated.
Grafton, Winston “Win”
(WW II Veteran)
Peacefully in hospital on Sunday April 8, 2007 in his 89th year. Predeceased by his first wife Lillian (nee Arnold). He is survived by his loving wife Edna (nee Wilson), his son Kenneth (Linda), his step-daughters; Barbara Thomas, Jackie Tippins (Bob), and Connie Jardine (Brian), his sister Audrey Smith, and his niece Nancy. Win will also be dearly missed by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At his request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Donations in memory of Win may be made to the Cancer Research Society, 305 – 200 Isabella St. Ottawa, ON, K1S 1V7 or to the Heart and Stoke Association, 200 - 1900 Merivale Rd, Ottawa, ON, K2G 4N4.
Harold Wm. Johnson Harold Johnson, 91 years young, lived recently in Ottawa, was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, was formerly of Toronto and owner for over 40 years of Mitchell Home Hardware on Yonge St. Dad died peacefully in his sleep, after a short illness, early Easter Sunday Morning, April, 8, 2007. His last day was spent with Harold, Ann and Ninfa-Anne, being his typical self, teasing, and making them laugh, and reminiscing of days gone by and his travels. Harold was predeceased by his loving wife, Vera (nee Marrale). He has left behind his dear friend, Beryl Darling, and his much loved & loving family including his children Harold (Ann), of Orange County, California, John (Marsha) of Oakville, and Ninfa-Anne Nicol of Ottawa, Ron (Danny) of Scarborough, his grandchildren Chris (Mary) and Jeff, Stephanie (Jared), Lesley (Matt) and Courtney, Jimmy (Julie) Cranbroook, B.C., Wes (Michelle) Italy and Ashley (Robyn) Toronto. Great grandchildren Andrew, Mark and Gabe. Many thanks to the caring staff at the Civic Hospital and especially to all his friends and the staff at Stillwater Creek, particular thanks to Koogoosh, at Stillwater, who was so good to Dad. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Margaret’s Church (222 Ridley Blvd, Toronto, Avenue Rd. at Wilson Rd., 1 block south of the 401). Inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery, reception to follow. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tubman Funeral Homes, (Ottawa 613-722-6559).
Brown, Helen Margaret
Helen passed away quietly at home in Ottawa, with family, on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at age 82. She will be greatly missed by her much loved grandchildren Evan, Graham and Laura, her husband of 53 years, Colin, daughter Anne (Bob Beaty), daughter-in-law Karen and sister Ethel Hogle. Helen was predeceased by her son David. As a young woman, Helen left her hometown of Chapleau to live and work in Toronto, Bermuda and England before returning with Colin to Canada in 1957. She continued her world travels almost all her life, enjoying visits to countries as distant and far-flung as Norway, Switzerland, Cyprus, Panama and Tahiti. Helen was a passionate gardener and a keen observer of the human condition. She handled the news of her diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in typical fashion, arming herself with all the information she could find, the better to make reasoned decisions about her care. The family thanks in particular Connie, Yvonne and Carole, the ALS Society, ALS Clinic, Drs. Gick and Coulombe and nurses Sarah Jafari, Elizabeth Somerville, Gertha Cange and Antonine Hyppolite for their sensitive and respectful care. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa on Friday 7 – 8:30 pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 555 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa on Saturday at 1:30 pm. In memory of Helen, donations to the ALS Society or to the Restoration Fund of St. Matthias Church would be gratefully received.
Johnston, Katherine "Kathy"
Suddenly at home in bed on Monday April 9, 2007 at the age of 48 years. Beloved wife of Gary Kritsch and loving daughter of Ruth Johnston. Predeceased by her brother Brian Johnston. A private family service will be held. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
Crocker, Elizabeth Ann
CROCKER, Elizabeth Ann BSC (Queen’s University) MHA (University of New South Wales) Finally at peace, on Wednesday April 11, 2007 at the Hospice at Maycourt in her 57th year. Dear daughter of Ida and the late Bob Crocker. Cherished sister of Barbara Reeves, Margaret Ronning and Robert Crocker. Adored aunt of Jeremy and Shawn Reeves, and of Dylan, Pamela and Kylee Ronning. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her extended family. Special thanks to all her friends both Canadian and Australian, especially Julia Volkmar who went above and beyond the duties of a friend. The help and support given to her family will forever be remembered. Thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Maycourt for making her last days so comfortable. Thank you to Dr. Louise Coulombe for her care and compassion. As per Elizabeth’s wishes a memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes (613-722-6559). If desired, memorial donations to the Hospice at Maycourt would be appreciated.
McGee, Sandra Louise "Sandi"
Peacefully, at home with her family by her side on, Wednesday, April 11, 2007 in her 60th year. After a 10 year battle with cancer, Sandi finally won and left it behind, to find a more peaceful place. She will be forever missed by her husband and caregiver Roger. Loving mother to Stacey Russett (Pat) and Travis (Donna). Dear grandmother of Jackson, Bessie and Genevieve Russett and Alicia McGee. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Bessie Christopher. Dear sister and soul mate of Susan Richardson (Van). Special thanks to Tasma and Cathy for their excellent care, and Dr. Hurdon for her compassionate care and direction. A Memorial Service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Carp on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 2:00 pm. Cremation with private interment will be held at Huntley United Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Sandi’s memory to St. James Anglican Church, Carp.
McAskin, Mabel (Edith)
Peacefully, on Wednesday April 11, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Joseph McAskin. Loving mother of Bob McAskin (Bev) and John McAskin (Elisabeth Mowling). Cherished grandmother of Deborah McAskin (Paul), Katherine Labrecque (Michel), Judy McAskin (Paul), and Don McAskin (Ann), Lynn Blair (Ian), David McAskin (Wendy), Panou Mowling, Laura Mowling, Katy Mowling and Onil Mowling. Also survived by five great-grandchildren, Marc André and Mathieu Simard, Eric and Nicholas Labrecque and Troy McAskin. Also survived by sister Evelyn Kilner (Harvey), Audrey Struyk (Kay) and brother Maury (Bunny) Foster. Predeceased by four brother and three sisters. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd.), on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.