Barisitz, Marilyn Louise (nee Gunderson)
September 28, 1937 – June 12, 2007
Peacefully in hospital on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. Darling wife of Konrad Barisitz. Loving mother of Debbie Brooks (Barry) and James Barisitz. Dear Oma of Brendan and Robbie Brooks. Loving sister of Frederick Gunderson, Evie Donnelly (Richard), Judy Seabrook (Jim), Richard Gunderson (Janet), Wayne Gunderson (Karen) and Susan Hogan (David). Predeceased by her parents Arne Gunderson and Eva Wells, and her brother David Gunderson. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd., ( between Baseline Rd. and Bayshore Dr.) Nepean on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Morrison, Shirley Doreen
May 3, 1934 – June 10, 2007
Shakespeare once wrote, “…the good men do is oft interred with their bones”. The family of Shirley Morrison invites you to come and celebrate the good in her life. Shirley was a good daughter of the late Ben and Myrtle Featherson, a good and loving wife to her beloved husband, the late Ken Morrison, and a good mother, proud of her two sons, Chris (Danielle) and Ross (Diane), and proud of their accomplishments. She was also a good grandmother to Samantha, Emily, John and Teresa, who all benefited from her kind and generous spirit. She was a good aunt to many nephews and nieces. Shirley was a good friend and was blessed with some very good life-long friends in return, especially Pat Stoate, Betty MacGuire, and Nora Perez. A special thanks to her kind and helpful neighbors, especially Marcel D’Aoust and her sisters-in-law Kay Ingraham and Judy Thompson. Shirley fought the good fight against many illnesses, but finally lost the ultimate battle with cancer. Please join us in remembrance of the life of Shirley Morrison at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd.) on Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 11 am followed by inurnment at Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Friends of Hospice and the Wild Bird Care Centre in her name.
Currie, Dorothy nee Brown
Peacefully at the Ottawa Grace Manor on Monday, May 28, 2007 in her 94th year. Finally reunited with her beloved husband Charlie. Loving mother of Richard (Mary Jean). Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Rose (Jim), Rick Currie (Rosanne Palmer), and Heather Whiting (Doug). Dear great-grandmother of Dayna and Emily Rose, Haley and Jessica Currie and Jacob and Zachary Whiting. A graveside service will be held in Richmond Hill at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grace Manor would be appreciated.
DAIGNEAULT, Colette (nee Bedard) Peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday April 25, 2007. Beloved wife of Paul for 51 years. Loving mother of Mike (Terry) and John. Cherished grandmother of Erika and Hayley. Predeceased by sister Diane Willett and brother Pierre Bedard. Special thanks to the Heart Institute and the staff from the 5th floor of the General Hospital Cancer Ward. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd.), on Sunday April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. John the Apostle Church (2340 Baseline Road). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Peacefully in hospital, on Tuesday December 9, 2008 in his 71st year. Proud and loving father of Eleni (Bill Emmett), and Tony. Cherished Papou of Allysha and Matthew. Survived by his sister Eftihia (George), his brother George (Eleni) as well as several nieces and nephews in Greece. Manolis will be missed by many dear friends in Victoria, BC. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt Ave), on Saturday, December 13, 2008 from 2-6 p.m. Funeral service and interment will take place in Kiffisia, Greece at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of 5E at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
JONES, Eula (nee Manchester)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 13, 2008 in Ottawa, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Vilas Jones. Loving mother of Irene Bertrand (the late Gordon). Proud grandmother of Kenneth (Lilia), Raymond (Adriana), Stephen (Leslie), Lisa Milne (Guy) and the late Brian; and great-grandmother of Amanda, Tyler and Eduard. Predeceased by her brother William. Eula will also be missed by her nieces and nephews. Eula was a longtime resident of Leamington. Private cremation. A Memorial Service will be announced in Spring 2009.
Passed away peacefully at St. Vincent Hospital on Friday December 26, 2008 at the age of 84 after a lengthy illness. Beloved husband of Carmelina (née Arnone). Loving father of Alfonso, Anna-Maria Wright (Michael) and Francesco. Adored grandfather of Brandon, Dana, Roberto and Isabella. In Italy, survived by his brother Antonio (Angelina), nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his sisters Teresa and Rosina. Fondly remembered by his brother-in-law Peppino (Irene) and many wonderful nieces and nephews; all of whom he loved with all his heart and who loved him in return. Special thanks to all the devoted staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital who gave him such great care over the past 8 years. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony de Padua Church on Monday January 26th at 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be So he put his arms around you And whispered "Come to Me"
Wimberley, Margaret Ellen
After a determined battle with cancer, Peg died on January 7th, 2009 at The Hospice at May Court with family by her side. She was the dear sister of Eric Graham Wimberley and his wife Anne Lawrie and the dearly loved aunt of Jim Wimberley, his wife Trudy and their daughters Tianna and Jayna of Ottawa and Kevin Wimberley and his wife Jackie of Georgetown. She will also be sadly missed by her loving cousin and friend Barbara Joan Kirk (Ian), her very special cousins in St.Marys and Kingston, in particular her goddaughter Susanna Kittmer (Bruce) as well as by her many dear friends and neighbours. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 31st, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Christ Church Bells Corners, 3861 Richmond Road, Nepean. A reception will follow the service. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Priscilla Bright and Max Hamlyn of the Palliative Care Outreach Program and to all the angels at the Hospice at May Court. Donations in Peg's memory may be made to Christ Church Bells Corners, the Canadian Cancer Society or to either of the above mentioned programs.
1921-2007 (Member of Local 71) In the early hours of Friday June 15, 2007, Ken’s 2 ½ year courageous struggle to overcome spinal injuries ended as he quietly departed to join his wife May and son Allan. Loving father of Mary Wilkie (Terry), the late Allan (Mirja), Donald (Diane), Danny (Denise), Heather Smith (David), Sharon McNeely (Doug) and Phylis Beakley (Kent). Also survived by his cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his brother-in-law Gordon Hewens and sisters-in-law Dorothy Hewens and Olive Smith. The family would like to thank a special nephew Wayne Smith, special care givers Mirja, Rachel and Ellen,WeCare (Diane, Jacquie, Christie and Bechara) and Outreach caregivers (Natalie, Claude, Ed and Raymond). A special goodbye from Garfie and BoBo. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road at Roosevelt on Monday and Tuesday June 18 & 19, 2007 from 6-8 pm. Please refrain from wearing fragrances at the family’s request. Funeral Service at St. Mark’s Anglican Church (Cumberland) on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. Donations to the Dialysis Unit of the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus would be gratefully appreciated. Interment Dales Cemetery, Cumberland.
Gordon, Nancy (nee Harris)
Commercial Marketing Manager – Rhodes and Williams
Passed away tragically on Saturday, June 9, 2007 age 53 years. Nancy Gordon of Osgoode was the beloved partner and wife of Bob Gordon for 37 years. Also surviving is her cherished son Scott (Jenn), daughter Leslie (Jon) and her mother Lois Harris (the late Roy). She will also be deeply missed by her sisters Lynda Hope (Len), Susan Scriver (Ray), and brothers Wayne Harris and Greg Harris (Terri). Nancy dearly loved her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy’s family was the center of her life – she loved her home, her gardens and her cat “Lucy”. We all know we were forever in her thoughts. Friends may call at the Rideau Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Dr. Kars (East of Hwy 416) on Friday from 10 am to 12:30 p.m. Memorial service will be held in the chapel at 1 p.m. followed by private interment at Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Asthma Society of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Hall, John Taylor
Peacefully in hospital surrounded by his family on Monday, June 18, 2007 age 65 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Linda (Brown) Cherished father of Lisa Leonard (Neil Runions) and Terri-Lyn McEvoy (Allen). Loving grandfather of Ashley, Troy, Crystal, Mathew and Tyler. Brother of Ellen Molyneaux, Lynda Crawford (the late Keith), Sandra Devereaux (Dan), Ricky (Donna) and Tom (Verna). Predeceased by his sister Margaret VanEngen. He will also be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Rabb Construction, their families and co-workers for their loving support. Friends may call at the Rideau Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Dr. Kars (East of Hwy 416) on Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, a donation to CHEO would be appreciated.
John’s enthusiasm for life (and good food!) was contagious, affecting everyone who knew him well. His passion for his family knew no bounds, including the love of his life, wife Carole, a best friend with whom he laughed often, played hard, and loved well for over 40 years. After teaching his “4” kids what is important in life (family, integrity, having fun, working hard & being tough!), Stacy & Jay, Kristi & Marc will miss him very much. Zachary, Caleigh, Jonathan, Elijah & Jackson will always treasure the times they shared with Grandad (the biggest kid of all!) playing trucks & hockey, bike riding, or the times he threw them in the water & gave them ‘underducks’ on the swings. Many others enjoyed John’s gusto for everything that he did, including his brothers the late Ted (Gail) & Don (Anna), sisters Joan (the late Al), Thelma (Keith), Charlotte (the late Billy), brother-in-law John (Clare), 17 nieces & nephews & their spouses, and many good, good friends who were very important to him. The family will hold a Memorial Service in John’s honour at the Outdoor Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd), Nepean (613-722-6559), on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 3:30PM. We will continue with a Celebration of John’s Life following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Lanthier, Patricia "Pat" (nee Doherty)
Peacefully at home with her family by her side on Tuesday June 19, 2007 at the age of 58 years. Beloved wife of Bruce Lanthier. Loving mother of Keith Kube and Samantha Lanthier. Dear grandmother of Tamara, Zachary, and Sabrina and great grandmother of Shyanna. Loving sister of Laura Sheehan, Sue (Dave Roth), Brian Doherty, Elaine (Moe Levielle), Larry Doherty, Connie (Ron Joanisse), Beth (Ray Joanisse), and Sheila (Wayne Bartraw). Predeceased by her brother Allan Doherty. She is survived by her sisters-in law Mary Doherty, Sharron (Fred Ducharme), and Heather (Cliff Sayer). She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean on Thursday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 375 University Ave. 6th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 2J5 would be appreciated.
Stothers, Olive A. (Nee McElroy)
Peacefully at West End Villa on Thursday, June 21, 2007, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Sidney Stothers. Loving and cherished mother of John (Judith) and grandmother of John. Predeceased by her brothers Leslie and Harold, and by her sisters Viola and Mathel. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd (at Roosevelt Ave), on Monday June 25th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Barbara Richardson officiating. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Olive may be made to the charity of your choice.
Roy, Phyllis "Darky"
Roy- Phyllis “Darky” Peacefully in hospital on Friday June 22, 2007 at the age of 83. Predeceased by her daughter Pauline. Her sisters Dorothy, Noella, Olive, Lilian and Rita, her daughter-in-law Brenda, and her husband Lucien Roy. Phyllis is survived by her loving family which includes her sons Louis and Robert, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sisters Ruby and Helen and her brother Paul. Visitation will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd (between Bayshore Dr and Baseline Rd), Nepean, on Tuesday June 26th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:00a.m. Funeral service in the chapel at 11:00a.m. Interment Highland Park Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or New Orchard Lodge.
OLMSTED, Marjorie Kingsland (née Salter)
1917- June 23, 2007
Marjorie Olmsted lived 90 years of what she would have termed an ‘ordinary life’, but to those of us who knew and loved her, she was extraordinary. She brought joy to others in the simplest way possible – yet few achieve it – she made us laugh. Constantly! Her keen eye combined with quick wit left any situation open to her humorous quips. Marj will always be remembered as kind, gentle, artistic and creative, and most of all, funny. She loved the sound of laughter and even as Alzheimers slowly diminished her memory in later years, with a twinkle in her eye she managed to bring delight to others daily. This beautiful Scottish/Irish lassie with the gorgeous auburn hair and freckles was born in Quebec City on February 25th, 1917 to parents Lillian and Norman Salter who later moved to Ottawa. At 14, Marj met her childhood sweetheart, Earl Olmsted, whom she married at 23 and they remained together for 76 years. Not an easy feat when you consider they endured the 2nd World War being apart. (Lt. Col. Olmsted [Ret.] was overseas for 5 years and is one of the few living survivors of the Normandy Beach landing.) For 2 of the war years Marj attended Kemptville Agricultural College, one of the highlights of her life. This was followed by a life being an ‘army wife’ with moves from Ottawa to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Fort Churchill, Manitoba, and Madison, Wisconsin accompanied by their four children - Eric, Valerie, Eleanor, and Bruce. She was able to put her home economic studies to good use in her chosen career as a devoted and outstanding Mom. Marjorie lived for many years on Broadview Avenue, Ottawa and in Amberwood Village, Stittsville surrounded by wonderful neighbors. On one of their postings 45 years ago, Marjorie discovered she had breast cancer. Her humour helped her through those dark times and upon waking from major surgery asked her doctor “Does this mean I can no longer wear double breasted suits?” He encouraged her to find a new hobby so she signed up for art lessons as a form of therapy and found a hidden artistic gift that blossomed into years of painting (often with her beloved dog Lara at her feet). Using mixed media, she would amaze relatives and friends with her original artwork and poems to suit special occasions. Always a journalist and poet, at the age of 80 Marj wrote an article entitled “Diary of Breast Cancer.” Not only was it published in the Ottawa Citizen, but it has been widely distributed to thousands of women across Canada to offer them hope and inspiration. Her illness never returned and she lived cancer-free 45 more years! Marjorie’s #1 passion was her family and grandchildren – Jana and Pat Clendon of Calgary, Lani El-Guebaly of Vancouver, and Tally, Lindsay, and Geoffrey Osborne of Toronto – and many happy reunions took place at Marj and Earl’s beloved Red Pine Camp on Golden Lake, Ontario where lifelong friendships were formed and strengthened each summer for over 65 years. Beauty was an ongoing theme in her poems; Sugarbush Pointe and RPC captured for Marjorie the best that camaraderie and nature had to offer. Perfect and personal pieces of Canada. Already sadly missed by her husband, children, and grandchildren, some very special people who will mourn her loss are relatives Noreen Langdon, Rita Salter, Ted and Muriel Langdon, Alan and Waveney Salter, Dr. Nady El-Guebaly, Dr. Ray Osborne, Judy Ketcheson, Marilyn El-Guebaly, Bill Salter Jr., Mary and King Chapman, Andrea and Albert Peters, Doug and Jean Salter, Red Piners and lifelong friends in the Ottawa Valley. She was recently predeceased in August 2006 by her first-born son Eric, also by her parents, her brothers Bill and Jack, her niece’s son Scotty, many aunts and uncles, fellow grandparents Ahmed and Andree El-Guebaly, and nephew Geoffrey Langdon. In the summer of 2002 Marjorie said, “soon I will be flying with wings.” We are forever grateful that we had a few more years to enjoy her company before she flew away. Marjorie loved words and here are a few of her own which foreshadowed this occasion. End of Summer Touch the rustic railings one more time And gaze at the quiet lake. The leaves are brittle now And rattle in the breeze. Feel the sun, half warm, half chill, And say goodbye to summer. A quiver is in the poplars; A shiver is in the pines, On the lake the waves wear A lacey fringe of winter white And one bird flies Into a fading sky. Special thanks to Evelyn Alban, who is like a member of the family, and to the loving staff at the Claremont Retirement Residence in Toronto, especially Barbara. You are truly an amazingly loyal and caring group of people. A Graveside Internment Service will be held at Capital Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3700 Price of Wales Drive, Nepean on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 3:15 pm. For further information please call Tubman Funeral Homes at 613-722-6559. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marjorie’s name to the Ottawa Mission, 35 Waller Street, Ottawa, K1N-7G4, would be sincerely appreciated. Anyone wishing to read “Diary of Breast Cancer” can find it on Val Warner’s website www.walkandtalkforwomen.com .