R.N. Graduate of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal
Dobb, Grace Passed away peacefully on April 11, 2010. Grace Janet McEwen, beloved wife of the late Clifford Dobb. Survived by daughter Cathie and her husband Andy, a kind friend. Grace was the grateful and happy grandmother of Jeremy, Roselyn and Claire, loving sister of Edith Holliday (Reg) of Cowansville, Quebec and her late deeply missed brother Alan McEwen. Friends may call at the Carleton Place Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 61 Lake Avenue West, Carleton Place on Friday, April 16 from 10 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment United Cemeteries in the spring. Grace asked that those who wish to make a memorial donation consider the Canadian Cancer Society or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Her words to family and friends: ‘I love you always. Be kind. Don’t be afraid to say thank you. Feed the birds. As Daddy said, keep in touch with one another. Til we meet again.’
Cram, Delores (nee Longpre)
Suddenly on April 11, 2010 at the age of 64. Delores will be sadly missed by her beloved spouse Arthur. Dear mother of Rosemary (Dave) and Nancy (Donald). Loving grandmother of Tyler (Sarah), Julie (Shane), James, Victoria, Anthony and Angel. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Tubman Funeral Homes Carleton Place Chapel, 61 Lake Avenue West.
Peacefully in hospital with her family at her side on Sunday, April 11, 2010. Irene Audrey Isabel Blackburn, cherished wife and best friend for 44 years to Carman. Loving mother of Heather and Ian. Special grandmother of Hannah, Stephanie and Perry. Dear sister of Lois Turney and Raymond (Ruby) Blackburn. Friends may call at the Carleton Place Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 61 Lake Avenue West, Carleton Place on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Zion Memorial United Church, 37 Franklin Street, Carleton Place on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Middleville. For those who wish, please consider a donation in Irene’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or Zion Memorial United Church.
Fraser, Keith Frederick
Passed away at home on Monday, April 12, 2010 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Barbara (Urquhart). Proud father of Lisa MacDonald (Dean). Cherished Poppy of Ashlee, Kyle and Abby. Dear brother of Jack, Ronald, Robert, Doreen, Charles, David, Gary, Carol, Heather, Marilyn, Beverley, Richard, and the late Arda & Darwin. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt Ave) on Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Funeral will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 153 Woodroffe Avenue (at Byron), on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Keith may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Peacefully, in hospital on Monday, April 12, 2010 at the age of 56 years. Beloved husband of Nancy. Predeceased by his parents Dora and Reginald. Much loved brother of Wendy Vonk (Don), Doug (Kerrie) and Carolyn (Dan). Cherished uncle of Angel, Dean, Alex, Leslie, Amanda and Anthony. He will also be greatly missed by many extended family and friends. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd.) on Friday, April 16th from 10:00 am until time of Memorial Service, which will be held in the Chapel at 12 noon, followed by a reception. Interment, Capital Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later date. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Ottawa Humane Society would be appreciated.
MacRae, Maria Elizabeth
With great sadness we announce the passing of Maria on Sunday, April 11th, 2010, after a courageous five year battle with cancer. She was 44 years old. Maria is the much loved daughter of Marjolijn MacRae, sister to Annette, Kathleen (Doug), Gordon (Kathrine), Christine (Bix), Patrick (Anita) & Michael, aunt to Meghan & Wesley (Sanders), Jamala, Hamish, Meghan, Shonagh & John (MacRae), & Alia & Joseph (Bickson), and step-daughter to Mary Martin. She will also be missed by her devoted dog Mari. Maria was predeceased by her father Dr. Gordon MacRae of Ottawa. Maria greeted life with great enthusiasm and humour. She was an avid environmentalist, biologist, gardener and artist. She had a BSc in biology from McMaster, and a second BSc in agriculture (environmental) from McGill and her MBA from McGill. She spent three years with CUSO in Papua, New Guinea working with a local environmental group. On her return to Canada one of her many successes was developing the much loved ‘Back Yard Habitat Program’. www.wildaboutgardening.org. A special thank you to the nurses and doctors of the CCCAC and the staff at the Cancer Centre at OGH. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean on Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 12 – 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Maria please consider the Humane Society of Ottawa, 101 Champagne Avenue, South, Ottawa, ON K1S 4P3
Sikora, Frances Mary
It is with profound sorrow that Ag O’ Neil announces the death of her beloved friend and soul mate, Frances Mary Sikora, (Fran), yet gratetful that she has been relieved of her suffering. Fran is predeceased by her parents and her siblings John, Joseph, Tony and Elizabeth. Her sisters, Mary Galvon, Anne Lewis (Bob) and Louis and many nieces and nephews mourn her passing. Friends and colleagues are deeply saddened. Her long and distinguished career began at the University of Alberta where she developed the curriculum for nursing and taught in the School of Nursing there; taught microbiology to first year medical students and was the operating room supervisor. She was the President of the Alberta Nursing Association. Fran was a Sister of St. Joseph and was Assistant Director of Nursing in Peterborough at St. Joseph’s Hospital where she also taught. She was the Director of Canadian Mothercraft, Ottawa. Fran became the head nurse in establishing the Rosamond Wing at the Almonte General Hospital. She was a Lieutenant Nursing Sister in the Canadian Army, Civil Defence, Arnprior. Fran volunteered many hours teaching unwed mothers. Fran retired in 1990. At Fran’s request there will be no visitation. Members of St. Mary’s CWL are invited to Tubman’s Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin St. Almonte, to pray the Rosary at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass of Requiem at Holy Name of Mary Church, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2010. A special thank you to Dr. John King, Dr. Michael Dolan and the nursing staff on MS and the Rosamond Wing of the Almonte General Hospital for their gentle ministries. In remembrance of Fran, donations of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Fran was a woman of faith and believed that every human person has the capacity to be all that they can be as one created in God’s own image and likeness
Veteran – Teacher – Husband – Father
Our father died on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, after a lingering illness. He was 88 years old. Mo Brunton served as a pilot in the RCAF during the second world war, flying Halifax bombers in 38 combat missions and meriting the Distinguish Flying Cross. He also served in the peacetime RCAF for 18 years, retiring with the rank of Squadron Leader. Then Dad began another career, teaching English at Algonquin College. He married our mother Alison in 1951. Five children and four grandchildren came from their long and loving union, and what can we say of him as a father? Simply that he loved us absolutely, as much as any person can, and was always there in different ways for each of us whenever we needed him. He was also good to our grandmother Nana. He and Mom provided her with a home and faithfully looked after her and her affairs in her last years. Dad loved music: classical, big band jazz and Anglican church music. He loved literature and good writing; travelling; playing bridge. He wrote interesting and pithy letters that were published in the Globe and Mail. Although he was one of many who fought Germany, and always believed in the justness of that war, he admired the German people, learned German in his 70s, and after both he and Mom retired, they toured Germany, one of the highlights of their lives. Dad’s last years were sad to witness. The family is grateful to the staff of St. Patrick’s home and of Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Facility (and of several other places where Dad’s condition took him), who always liked him and always provided professional and exemplary care. Squadron Leader Mons Linton Brunton, D.F.C., CD; born in Tara, Ontario, November 18, 1921; died in Ottawa, Ontario, April 13, 2010. Survived by his wife, Alison (née McCabe). Children: Richard, Bill (Gail), Mary (Sara), James (Anna), Maggie (George). Grandchildren: Judith Ellen, Samuel, Matthew, Joshua. Also survived by his sister Joan (Clark). Predeceased by brother Claude (1924-2001). Eldest son of Leonard Linton Brunton, 1895-1948, and Mary Gardner (née Robson), 1894-1994. Friends may visit at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Home, 3440 Richmond Road (between Baseline and Bayshore Drive), on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 2 to 5 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Halifax Aircraft Association or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Allen, Wm. Borden
(Jan. 3, 1914 - Sept. 20, 2003) In hospital on Saturday September 20, 2003. Borden Allen beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Betty) McLellan. Loving father of Gladys and her husband Ken Hall of Val Des Monts, Que, Beryl and her late husband Harvey Gorman, and William (Bill) and his wife Dodie Allen of Kanata. Dear grandfather of Kevin Hall and his friend Garth Chaplehow, Raymond Hall and his fiancée Jeannine Beauregard, Steve and his wife Debbie Allen, Christine and her husband Bernie Kennedy, Wendy and her husband Kevin Snider and Robert Gorman. Great grandfather of Nikka, Noel, and Toby Allen, and Samantha and Victoria Kennedy. Predeceased by granddaughter Heather Hall. Also predeceased by sisters Gladys Hackett and Winnifred (Winnie) Steele/Jeffries. Friend may call at the Tubman Funeral Homes Westboro Chapel 403 Richmond Road at Roosevelt on Tuesday from 10 am until 2:30 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 2:30 pm. Interment at Belleview Cemetery, Aylmer Quebec. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carleton Place Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Tubman Funeral Homes Westboro Chapel 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 0E9 Phone 613-722-6559
Lecuyer, (Mrs. L.) Beth
(Retired Nurse Manager, A2, Orthopedics, Ottawa Civic Hospital) Peacefully at home in Nepean on Friday, September 19, 2003 at the age of 66 years. She received her R.N. at the Carleton Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, N.B. and later her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Ottawa. She is survived by her husband, David, and two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Murray and Mrs. Maude Shaw of Woodstock, New Brunswick, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, two sisters and two brothers. A memorial service celebrating Beth’s life will be held at Bethany Baptist Church, 382 Centrepointe Drive West, (at Baseline) at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 27. Donations in her memory may be made to the Palliative Care Outreach Program, 1455 Woodroffe Ave.S., Nepean, Ontario, K2G 1W1 or to the Hospice at May Court, 114 Cameron Ave., Ottawa, K1S 0X1 or a memorial of your choice. The family extends sincere thanks to Dr. Margaret Farncombe, V.O.N. nurses – Kathy Eliot, Kristen Pinos – and all of Beth’s nursing friends from A2 and the Ottawa Civic for their wonderful care and compassion..
Todd, Reginald Robert
Peacefully at home with his family by his side, Reg passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in his 79th year. He will be sadly missed by Mary, his beloved wife of 49 years. He was a proud father of Reggie and Shelley, and the cherished grandfather of Heidi and Brett. He also leaves behind his sister Doris (Russell Vosborough) and brothers; Harold, Allan (Carole) and Bruce. Predeceased by his sister Iris (Lloyd Ross). Reg had a special love for country living, animals and farming. He started his farming career working at his father’s (Oswald) side. He also spent many years working at the Experimental Farm and being a good neighbour to others. Special thanks to family and friends for their support. The family would also like to thank Dr. Susan Gick, Line Coulombe-Beauchamp (CCAC), Bayshore, Paramed, We Care, and At Home Hospice as well as all other health care providers who made it possible for Reg to stay at home throughout his illness (PSP). Many thanks as well, to his caregivers; Laura and Cyndi, and dear friend Marg Todd. Visitation will be held at the Kars Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Drive (East of Hwy 416), on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Rhondda MacKay officiating. A reception at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church Hall, 127 Burke Street, Richmond, will be held following the service. For those wishing, donations in memory of Reg may be made to Friends of Hospice Ottawa, 555 Legget Drive - Tower B, Suite 140, Kanata, ON K2K 2X3.
Harkness, Rose Mae (nee Kant)
December 15, 1936 - October 15, 2010
We announce the passing of our courageous and lovely Rose Mae. She died peacefully at home, after 74 years of conscientious, productive, joyful, hospitable, often adventurous living. After 2 days in bed, with her family surrounding her with love, she moved on with her journey. She leaves behind her husband of 51 years, Peter; her children, Andrew (Carolyn Seabrook), Colin (Christina Stromberg), Heather (Nigel Sanders), Christine (Pierre Lapointe); her grandchildren, Bronwyn, Chloë, Aidan, Alya, Benjamin, Thomas, Johan, and Riley; dear sister, June Gamble; the Hayes and Routley families, and, much-loved extended family. She lived rich family, professional, spiritual, recreational and social lives. She nurtured long standing relationships and cultivated new friendships well into her final phase of ovarian cancer. Many thanks to those who offered so much care and support. A memorial meeting for worship and celebration of Rose Mae’s life (in the Quaker style) will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 2 pm at the Ottawa Mennonite Church at 1830 Kilborn Avenue. At 3 pm, there will be time for visiting and refreshments. In Quaker fashion, Rose Mae let her life speak and walked and held others in the light. May her life inspire us to live more fully, more thoughtfully, and with more love (for each other and for the planet). For those who wish, contributions in Rose Mae’s memory may be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada or an environmental organization of your choice.
Friesen, Marilyn Anne
Peacefully at home on Monday, October 18, 2010, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Gerald Friesen. Dear sister of Austin Selby (Virginia) and Bob Selby (Bernice). She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Marilyn, please consider the Canadian Cancer Society, 1745 Woodward Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 0P9.
Robillard, Kathy (McGlashan)
It is with much sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Kathy on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the age of 53. Loving daughter of David McGlashan and predeceased by her mother Jenny McGlashan. Kathy will be deeply missed by her partner Don Baker, daughters Sara and Jessica, siblings Janice Clark, Bruce McGlashan (Cathy) and Kevin McGlashan (Ellen). Beloved grandmother of Rebecca and Hannah who brought much joy to her life. Fondly remembered by her nieces Jennifer, Kelly and Sophie; nephews Devon and David and special friends who provided support and love. Kathy endured her difficult medical journey with determination and grace, and brought much laughter to those she would meet. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road, (at Roosevelt) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to CHEO or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Leggett, Dorothy A.
Peacefully at Fairview Manor in Almonte on October 16th, 2010 in her 92nd year. Served in the RCAF during World War ll. Owned and operated Spindrift Farm as a riding school on the Clayton Road for many years. Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. T.H. Leggett. Dearly loved by sister Eleanor Revill, nieces Barbara Revill and Patricia Lindsey (Keith), and nephew Alan Revill (Diane). Predeceased by brother Ted Leggett and brother in law Alan Revill Sr. Visitation will be held at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Friday, October 22nd , 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until a celebration of Dorothy’s life in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Reception following service. Private family inurnment at Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to either the Ottawa Heart Institute or the Almonte Hospital/Fairview Manor.
Clifford, Rita (nee Davis)
Suddenly in hospital on Monday, October 18th, 2010. Predeceased by her husband Bob, her son David and several brothers and sisters. Survived by her daughter Sheryle (Fred) Laws. Grandmother of Byron, Samantha and families. Special aunt of Nancy and Erika. Sister of Toots, Helen and Bunny. Rita will be missed by many family members and friends. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Friday, October 22nd, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, October 23rd at 11 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre would be appreciated.