Mayo, Henry Bertram
Rhodes Scholar, Professor Emeritus, FRSC
MAYO, Henry Bertram Rhodes Scholar, Professor Emeritus, FRSC After a long life teaching in the universities he loved, Henry succumbed to old age on January 15, 2009. He was a disciple of Scottish philosopher David Hume, a “cheerful sceptic” and not afraid of dying.
Henry (Bert to family and old-time friends) was born in1911 in Fortune, a small fishing outport in the then self-governing Dominion of Newfoundland. He was the son of John Lake Mayo and Lydia Haddon. Predeceased by sister Margaret Banfield of Lethbridge. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Jean (West) Mayo of Manotick and by sister Ruby Marianne Knill of Vancouver. He was father to Timothy (Carole), Nicholas (Ruth), Daniel (Sarah), and Alexander, grandfather to John, Christopher, Sarah, Benjamin, and Emily; and great-grandfather to Audrey and Eleanor.
He attended Memorial University College, won a scholarship to Dalhousie, and then a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in 1935, joking that “the competition wasn’t very stiff that year.” He thrived in the intellectual climate at Oxford -- “a paradise,” he said, of bookstores, seminars, and lectures. Depressed by the political turmoil in 1930s Europe, his interests shifted from marine biology to political philosophy and economics. At Oxford, he met Jean, also attending on a scholarship. They married in 1938 and honeymooned on a steamship to Norway and Iceland to study fishery cooperatives. He worked briefly in Newfoundland, before joining the University of Alberta in 1940. The war increasingly occupied his mind, and he joined the RCAF, serving as Adjutant to a Spitfire squadron in Europe.
After the war - the “latest World War” he said -- he earned his D. Phil. at Oxford -- his “union ticket,” he called it -- then returned to the University of Alberta. He was a founding member of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, and the first President of the Canadian Political Science Association. In 1955 he published Democracy and Marxism, and in 1960 his major work, An Introduction to Democratic Theory, which became a standard text. He believed that politics should not be government based on idealistic theories but about citizens in open discussion, reconciling different interests, and agreeing on policies.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1963. He taught at several universities in Canada and the US before joining the University of Western Ontario in 1960 and Carleton University in 1968. A recognized expert in local government, he headed regional government studies for Niagara and, in 1974, for Ottawa-Carleton. The Ottawa Citizen described the so-called Mayo Report as “provocative.” He received honorary degrees from Memorial and Carleton, and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1977. In retirement, he returned to his love of the sea, sailing his wooden ketch to Nova Scotia, to his birthplace in Newfoundland, the Great Lakes, and south to Florida and back.
A quiet secular humanist, he requested cremation with no funeral. A memorial event for family and friends will be held at Strathmere House in North Gower on Sunday, January 25 at 2 pm. Donations in his memory may be made to the Henry Mayo Award, Carleton University, 510 Robertson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive, K1S 5B6 or at www.carleton.ca
Nihei, Kathryn Carol
After a short illness on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the age of 65. Dearly beloved mother of David Nihei. Loving daughter of Grace Casselman. Stepdaughter of the late Gordon Casselman. Sister of Clare King (Ann), David King, Wayne King (Susan), Gail Larabie (Joseph), Sharon Reid (David), and Ken Casselman. Predeceased by her sister Elda Duquette (Richard). Fondly remembered by all her nieces and nephews. Founder and originator of the Wild Bird Care Centre. Special thanks to Deborah Hass and all the members of the Wild Bird Care Centre for their support and love. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean on Tuesday January 20, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. until time of the memorial service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Wild Bird Care Centre, P.O Box 11159, Nepean, Ontario, K2H 7T9, would be greatly appreciated.
Peacefully at Almonte Country Haven, on Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late James Boniface. Dear mother of Elizabeth-Ann(Wolfram) Hackenberg and Ross(late Donna) Boniface. Survived by 9 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Trudy-Mae (late Eric) Hamilton, by sisters Linda and Alberta and a great-granddaughter Bobbi-Jo. Friends may call at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment Auld Kirk Cemetery in the spring. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association.
Laughlin, Eric Robert
On Monday, January 12, 2009, Eric Robert Laughlin of Kinburn, ON in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Frances. Dearly loved father of Margaret, Carolyn, and Dorothy. Dear grandfather of Derek (Christine)and Jordan Walker, Jeffrey (Ashley Peterson), Tyler, and Caren Payne, and Christopher (Kristin) and Allison Moore. He is survived by his sister LaVerne Cavanagh. Predeceased by his parents Eva and R.A. and his siblings Cameron, Kenneth, and Irma. The family will receive friends at Bethel United Church, 3790 Loggers Way, Kinburn on Saturday, January 17, 2009 from 1 to 2 pm followed by a memorial service at 2 pm, and then a reception in the church hall. Inurnment in the spring at the Diamond Cemetery. Thanks to the doctors and staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and for the support of our community.
Clarke, William John "Boysie"
Suddenly, amongst friends in Manotick, on Friday, June 15, 2007 at the age of 70 years. Loving husband of Janet (née Drape). Much loved father of Linnley (and his wife Shelley), Lorraine, and Malcolm (and his wife Shannon). Proud Grandpa of Hannah and William; Darby May; and Brendan. Also survived by his sisters Wendy and Audrey, brother Desmond and his aunt Dorothy Christie and all of their families, all of Northern Ireland. Memorial visitation will be held at the Valley Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington Street, Carp on Wednesday from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m.
Clipston, Olive Marion
At Carleton Lodge in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday June 14th, 2007. Olive Marion Clipston (nee Carlisle), born August 8, 1921. Beloved Mom of Wendy (Peter McClintock) and Wayne (Lynn Probert) and beloved “Mom” to her grandsons Lee and Jesse McClintock. Following cremation in Ottawa, the inurnment will take place in Mount Royal Cemetery beside her husband Ernie. Those wishing, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Matzinger, Dr. Karl Edward
Peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Saturday, January 17, 2009 after an acute stroke. Loving husband of Lucy (nee Dylowna). Father of Dr. Mary Ann Matzinger (Dr. Dan Cameron), Dr. Fred Matzinger (Jocelyne, nee Brault), and Dr. Jane Matzinger. Grandfather of Catherine, Richard, Paul, Elizabeth, and Alexandra. He was a radiologist at the old Ottawa General Hospital and at the Pembroke General Hospital. He loved summers at the cottage, reading, listening to music, growing roses, feeding the birds and spending time with his family. The family wish to thank Priyanga, Anavilla, and Myrtle for their loving care at home, and the staff at the Civic Hospital. Special thanks to neighbours Sandra and Gordon Fraser. He will be missed and remembered by all. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Baseline and Bayshore Drive) on Monday, January 19, 2009 from 3 to 8p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 194 Fourth Avenue, on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Marshall, Charles "Charlie"
Peacefully on Monday, September 15th, 2008, Charles Marshall in his 91st year. Son of the late Charles Sr. and Clara Marshall. He was a decorated veteran (Atlantic Star), founding member of the Britannia Memorial Park Boating Association - 1946, member of the Britannia Yacht Club since 1945, member of the Ottawa Naturist Society, and Charlie was well known as an art model. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Margaret Farncombe (Palliative Care Outreach Program), and the nurses and staff at Park Place Retirement Residence. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 289 Spencer St., Ottawa. Friends are also invited to a memorial celebration on Friday, September 19th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Britannia Yacht Club, 2777 Cassels Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Palliative Care Outreach Program, 305-63 Glencoe St., Ottawa, K2H 8S5 or to a charity of choice would be appreciated. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by many.
Reed, Barbara (nee Devlin)
Suddenly on Monday, September 15, 2008, after a courageous battle, at the age of 62. Devoted wife of Roy. Loving sister of John (Wendy Nethercote) and Edward Devlin. Predeceased by her parents Colonel Link Devlin and Dorothy Louise House. Loving step-mother of David Reed, and grandmother of Michael and Sarah. Cherished aunt of Joel Nethercote-Devlin. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean on Thursday September 18, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m.. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Hehn, Hans Joachim "John"
Retired Member – RCMP (Staff Sergeant, CSIS)
Peacefully at home with his family on Thursday, September 18, 2008 in Ottawa, in his 68th year. John was born in Lauda, Germany on December 14, 1940. Beloved husband and soul mate of Judith (Steele). Son of the late Anton and Berta (Schnee). Devoted and loving father of Christopher and Lisa Barresi (Tony). Proud opa of Ryan and Trevor Hehn, and Brandon Barresi. Son-in-law of Andreanna and the late Orin Steele. Brother of Wolfgang Singer (Helen) of Niagara Falls, and Ruth Heise (deceased) and Silke Laubis, both of Germany. Also survived by several nieces, a nephew and a large circle of friends. Private Cremation. A celebration of John’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Dickinson Square, Manotick on Monday, September 22 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, 5533 Dickinson St., Manotick, ON, K0A 2N0, or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 265 Carling Avenue, Ste. 704, Ottawa, ON, K1S 2E1. The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Schnurr, Dr. Farncombe and At-Home Hospice for their loving care and support.
Reid, Karen Lee
(March 22, 1942 - January 30, 2009)
Died peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa January 30, 2009. Karen was born in Saint John New Brunswick, daughter of the late Richard and Marion (Henwood) Reid. She graduated from Amherst Regional High School and St. Charles Business School. After working as personal secretary to Derek Oland of Moosehead Breweries, Dartmouth, N.S, she served in the Canadian Armed Forces (naval element) for twenty years. Following that she received her B.A. (magna cum laude) in religious studies from St. Thomas University and her M.A. (magna cum laude) in Roman Catholic theology from St. Paul’s University, Ottawa. Ill health prevented her from pursuing further studies and she worked as she was able for the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. Karen enjoyed the camaraderie her co-workers provided, the joy her Yorkshire terrier “best friends” Shandy and Buds gave her and time spent with her family. Karen was predeceased by her parents and one great-nephew, Christopher Hull. She is survived by Marlene and Leon Hull. She was loved and will be missed by her sister Marlene, nephew Michael Hull, niece Nathalie McGrath and by great-nephews Mitchell and Joshua McGrath and Kolten, Kody and Chase Hull. Karen’s wishes were that there be no visitation or services. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Saint John Animal Shelter.
Stinson, Alma Mary
Peacefully at Stillwater Creek on Friday September 19, 2008 in her 94th year. Beloved daughter of the late John James Stinson and the late Cora Armstrong. Dear sister of Irene Stinson. Predeceased by her sister Margaret and brother-in-law Gordon Lowe. Also survived by many cousins and friends. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (Between Bayshore and Baseline Road) on Sunday, September 21, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday September 22 at 11 a.m. For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Bells Corners United Church would be appreciated. Special thanks to the nursing staff at Stillwater Creek for their loving care.
Greenslade, William (Bill) James
1916-2009 Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers
Cherished memories – Forever loved
Peacefully at the Montfort Hospital, Ottawa on January 16, 2009 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Lucy Greenslade (nee Hawkins of Cape Broyle, Newfoundland) and loving father of Robert. Born and raised in Toronto, Bill enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1939, was a proud member of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers and served over five years in Europe. Shortly after his return, he joined the Department of Veterans Affairs (Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto) and retired after 29 years. Bill and Lucy enjoyed retirement for many years in the Barrie area; Bill moved to Ottawa in December 2005. He leaves many special friends in southern Ontario (especially in Toronto, Brampton, Barrie and Guelph as well as in Ottawa), and dear relatives and friends in Newfoundland. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Montfort, and to Richard for his unwavering support. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. as well, friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 201 Minet’s Point Road , Barrie, ON (Yonge Street and Minet’s Point Road), on Thursday, January 22, 2009 from 10 a.m. until service time in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul’s Cemetery, Innisfil. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
In hospital, on Friday, September 19, 2008 at the age of 78 years. Daughter of the late Jean White and Robert Hawkins. Predeceased by her beloved husband Ted Cleland. Cherished mother of Catherine Andreadis (Chris), James, Michael (Karen), Cynthia, Nancy Jackson (Ivor) and Diane Brodeur (Toner). Beloved Nana to Peter, Kimberley, Heather, Ben, Christian, Johnny, Hannah, Ted, James, Magdalene, Rachel and Alexander. Great-grandmother to Owen and Oliver. Predeceased by her sister Vivian Whalen. Loving aunt to Sean, Anne and Dan. Dear friend and companion to Albert Cork. Peggy was born March 28, 1930 in Fredericton, New Brunswick where she attended UNB. She had an adventurous spirit and was active in the sports of swimming, tennis and skating. She will be remembered for her dedication and love of her family and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes 3440 Richmond Road, between Bayshore and Baseline Road, Nepean (417westbound traffic exit at Pinecrest Rd. due to construction), on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Garden Chapel on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the Alzheimer Society.