Varjas, Andrew F.
It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Andy Varjas of Woodlawn, Ontario on March 10, 2009 at the age of 62, with his loving wife Charley and his devoted mother Martha at his side. Andy was seen to be gregarious, caring, passionate and above all a gentleman. He was admired and respected by family, friends, colleagues and all who knew and met him. He leaves behind his wife, Charlene (McGuire) Varjas, his mother Martha Varjas and a large extended family of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, his father-in-law, nieces and nephews who were all very close to his heart. Charley and family wish to express their appreciation to all those who have helped, shared and prayed for them during this difficult time. Andy will be sadly missed. Friends may call at the Valley Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes 115 Rivington Street, Carp on Friday, March 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, March, 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. A Memorial Mass to Celebrate Andy’s life will be held at St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church, 1135 March Road, South March on Monday, March 16 at 3 p.m. In memory of Andy, donations to the Elisabeth Bruyere Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Peacefully at home after a lengthy battle with cancer on Wednesday March 11, 2009 in his 80th year. Loving brother of Raffaele Zaffino (late Lucia) of Italy, Lucia Carchidi of Italy, Nazzareno Carchidi (Sara) of Australia, Annunziata Barillari (late Salvatore) of Niagara Falls, Caterina Lacaria (Bruno) of Toronto, Marietta Carchidi (Bruno) of Edmonton, Guiseppe Carchidi (Gianna) of Ottawa. Special relative to his Godson Freddie Muzzin, Mary and Lionel Dagenais, Martin and Margot Muzzin, Angelo and Carol Muzzin and their families. Predeceased by his brothers Bruno Carchidi (late Gina) and Damiano Carchidi (Rosa), his sister Raffaela Andreacchi (Salvatore) and dear relatives John and Bruna Muzzin and Filicita Margarit. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt Ave) on Friday, March 13, 2009 from 2 pm to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 194 Fourth Avenue, Ottawa on Saturday March 14, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.. Cremation with inurnment to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. Those wishing, memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society (Brain Research) would be appreciated.
In Hospital, Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the age of 87. Son of the late Sante Albania and Anna (Ursella) Albania of Ronche, Italy. Predeceased by his loving wife Ines (Bando) Albania. Beloved father of Al (Linda) Albania, Rosanna (Andy) Boucher, Peter (Gwen) Albania. Grandfather of Simon Boucher, Amanda Albania, Kyle Albania, all of Ottawa. Predeceased by his sister Meri (Albania) (Natale) Baradel, sister-in-law Iris (Bando) Capurso, Italo Bando, in Italy. Survived by his loving sisters–in-law Ida (Bando) Carsana, Assunta (Bando) Vasconi, brother-in-law Giovanni Bando, and many cousins, nephews and friends in Italy, Dominican Republic and the United States. Our Gratitude and thanks to Dr. Bormanis and staff at the Medical Day Care Unit of the Ottawa Hospital, staff of Stonehaven Manor and the ICU staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. A Special thank you also to all his friends and fellow residents of Stonehaven Manor for their caring thoughts and prayers. Donations may be directed to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation on his behalf. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Baseline and Bayshore Drive) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9p.m., Sunday March 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Rogers, Jean Evelyn (Ferguson)
Passed away at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital at the age of 91, on March 11, with her children by her side. Born following the Halifax Explosion, at the YMCA emergency military hospital in Halifax, on February 7, 1918, she was the daughter of Harold and Martha (Roberts) Ferguson. A proud Haligonian, who grew up in the Hydrostone neighbourhood in Halifax’s North End, Jean served as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during the Second World War, distinguishing herself in rifle marksmanship. After the war, she became a military wife, raising her children on various bases in Ontario and Germany and then in Ottawa, before returning to Nova Scotia, where she lived in Sydney, Ship Harbour, and Halifax. She also spent many memorable winters in Cocoa Beach, Florida, where she made numerous close friends. Jean moved to Ottawa in 2005 in order to be closer to her children. An avid bridge player, she was very active in church work and contributed to many charitable causes, including Meals on Wheels in Halifax and the Saville Knitters of Ottawa, a group that knits hats and tuques for school children. Known for her keen wit and Bluenose humour, she was an excellent cook and baker, presiding over many meals that still make for mouth-watering memories. Predeceased by her parents, her loving husband, Major (Retired) Peter G. Rogers, her brother Earl Ferguson, and her sister, Laura Peters, she is survived by her brother Robert Ferguson, her son Byron (Claudette Fortin), and her daughters Dianne and Suanne (John Bell). She is also survived by her grandchildren Natasha Rowe (Mike Rowe), Jason Throop, Chelsea Throop, Nicholas Bell (Charity Bell), Emily Honegger, and Max Honegger, and by four great-grandchildren: Cameron Bell, Mason Bell, Aidan Bell, and Finnegan Rowe. Arrangements have been entrusted to Tubman Funeral Homes in Westboro, Ottawa, where family and friends may gather between 5:00-7:30 PM on Saturday, March 14. A burial service will be held in Pictou, Nova Scotia at a later date. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Salvation Army.
Lavigne, John Francis
Peacefully at St. Patrick’s Home in Ottawa on Thursday March 12th, 2009 at the age of 83 years. Beloved husband of the late Betty (nee Leigh). Loving father of Michael, Paul (Katherine), Joey (Catherine), Jamie (Jennifer) and Christine (John). Cherished grandfather or Blake, Emily, Meaghan, Patrick, Dana, Jess, Brady, Sarah and Peter. Survived by his brother Joe in Pembroke. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those wishing, memorial donations to St. Patrick’s Home, 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 8N5 would be appreciated.
Roy, Eileen Kathleen Mary
Peacefully in hospital on March 12, 2009 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Leo Roy. Loving mother of Robert, the late John and Patricia. Cherished grandmother of Margo, David, Stacy and Robert. Survived by her sister Norah in London, England. Also survived by her loving and devoted daughter-in-law Jocelyn of Portage-La-Prairie, Manitoba. Eileen will be sadly missed by her extended family. Memorial Service will be held at Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre 1750 Russell Rd, Ottawa on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 11 a.m. A very special thanks to Ronald, Brian Sr., Brian Jr., Alice, Kellie and Bobbie for their love, care and support during Eileen’s parting days. For those who wish, donations in memory of Eileen may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion or to the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre.
Craig, William B.
Retired AECL, 47 years
Passed away peacefully on March 11, 2009 at Granite Ridge, Stittsville, in his 74th year of Dementia (Pick’s Disease). Beloved husband of June (nee Patterson). Devoted father of Scott, Jill (Tony Arthur), and Kathi (Sheldon Post). Cherished Poppa of Amanda and Mitchell. Loving brother of Graham, Betty (Bert Miller), and Donna (Babe McRae). Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Also remembered by Rosemary and many special friends. Special thanks to the caregivers on Lake and particularly the “guardian angels” on Orchard for the last 6 years. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean on Monday, March 16, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, 3452 McBean Street, Richmond, on Tuesday March 17, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, or to Friends of Hospice, 6206 Perth Street, P.O. Box 719, Richmond, ON, K0A 2Z0.
Suddenly on Thursday, March 12th 2009 at age 54. Beloved husband of Susan Paxton. Loving father of Andréa (Mark) D’Agostino and Christina (Jean) LeCavalier. Cherished grandfather of Alexandre and Nicholas LeCavalier. Dear son of Alice (Taillefer) and the late Roland Veilleux. Dear brother of Denis (Carole) and Gilles (Danielle) Veilleux. Dear son-in-law of John and Marie-Jeanne Paxton. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass to celebrate Michel’s life at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Corkery on Tuesday, March 17 at 2 p.m. In memory of Michel, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Brodeur, Berene (nee Brady)
Peacefully on Friday March 13, 2009 at the age of 87 years . Predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Lou Brodeur. Mother of Paul (Maryam) and Elaine (Harold Daley) and cherished grandmother of Angella, James, Jonathan, Nick, Diana and Suzanne and great-grandmother of Olivia and Madison. Born and raised in Jackson’s Point, Ontario, Berene travelled extensively with her husband Lou while in the Canadian Armed Forces, retiring back to Jackson’s Point where she enjoyed curling and golfing with her many friends. Friends may call at the Carp Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington Street, Carp, on Sunday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at in the Chapel on Monday at 11 am. Cremation to follow. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Wohler, John Patrick
Pat returned to God, exactly as he wished, peacefully at home, in the loving arms of his wife, Judy on Saturday, March 14, 2009, after more than 44 years of the most beautiful marriage. He embraced the end of this life with us as he had always lived-with the faith, dignity and grace we can only hope for ourselves. Born in Montreal, July 24, 1939, son of the late John and Hilda (Hannan)Wohler, he met his bride one fateful evening when a table was moved and so was he; together they lived in Yellowknife, St. John’s, Fredericton and Nepean, before settling outside Carp, near Almonte, raising their loving family all the way. From the Museum of Man to Signal Hill to Algonquin College he was always a man who did what was right, not what was easy or fashionable. He was a scholar, curator, woodworker, author, beekeeper, genealogist, columnist, (“The Family Historian”), farmer, historian, volunteer, philosopher, and so much more…yet always, a teacher. As his physical abilities changed to the end, so did his pursuits to match; baking sprang into his day and his recipes are already treasured by his family, his spice cake is swiftly approaching legend. But to him, his most important roles were husband and father, followed so closely by brother and son. Pat was a man you couldn’t measure easily; he was full of contradictions of the best kind, the kind that make you think about yourself, what you believe and what you should believe. Though he is remembered for his intelligence, compassion, faith, integrity, wit and profound wisdom, it is love for which he will always be known. His legacy is foremost, not in the works he created, but in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. He has been, and remains, a beacon for that which guided his life, Love. Survived by his wife Judy (Cronin); daughters Peggy, and Laurie (Michael)McLoughlin; son Michael (Tammy); grandsons Stephen, Max, John and Ryan; brother Henry (Betty); sisters-in-law Joan, Lynda, Victoria and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Monday, March 23 from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Corkery on Tuesday at 11a.m. Special thanks to Dr. Nigel Spencer, Father Pierre Champoux, Anne and Keith Bell. Thank you also to the staff at the CCU unit of the Heart Institute, and CCAC, Kathleen of Bayshore Home Nursing, Jaye O’Brien, O.T. Naomi Redner, Tom and Celia Bartello. You all made Pat’s passing happen the way he truly wished. In memory of Pat memorial donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.
Roper, Iva (Nee Magee)
Peacefully at Starwood Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. Beloved wife of the late James Macdonald Roper. Loving mother of Nadine and her husband Ian Cottrell. Dear grandmother of David and Jenny and her husband Mike Guerard and great grandmother of Mikayla Rose. She is survived by her brothers William (Betty) Magee of London, ON and Vernon (Alice) Magee of Sutherlands River, NS. She will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to all the staff of Starwood for creating a loving home. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Baseline Rd. and Bayshore Dr. ) on Friday, March 20th from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service in the chapel at 11 a.m. In memory of Iva a donation to the Starwood Family Support Group, 114 Starwood Road, Nepean, ON K2G 3N5 would be appreciated.
Munroe, Ronald John
In hospital on Thursday, March 19, 2009 in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Sharon Tubman. Step-father of Richard and Kevin (Nicky) Graham. Step-grandfather of Samantha, Katherine and Isabella. Also survived by 3 brothers and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 2 sisters. Friends may call at the Carleton Place Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 61 Lake Ave. W., Carleton Place on Friday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at The Lighthouse Free Methodist Church, 355 Moffatt St.,Carleton Place on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial donations to The Lighthouse Free Methodist Church.
Retired, Canada Post
Peacefully at home, on Friday, March 20, 2009 in his 70th year. Predeceased by his parents Arthur “Bud” Green and Myrtle Gaw. Dear brother of Wally (Roma) and Linda Graham (the late Terry). Dear uncle of Cindy, Lori, Michael, Kevin and Stephen, and their respective families. Special thanks to his good friend Mike, for his care and kindness. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 11:00 am, followed by interment at Pinecrest Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the Ottawa Humane Society.
Regalbuto, Ruth Patricia
In hospital on Friday, March 20, 2009 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband Tony Regalbuto and son Charlie. Dear mother of Earl, Michael (Claire), Ruth (Barry), Kirk (Betty), Tony (Denise), Ben, Jennifer (Larry) and Jessica. She will also be greatly missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Monday 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Tuesday from 1 pm until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 pm.
Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, March 21, 2009 in her 98th year. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Theresa Liberty; brothers Thomas and Robert Liberty and sister Margaret Cruickshank. Evelyn will greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin St., Almonte on Tuesday March 24th from 1 to 2:30 p.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Almonte at 3 p.m. Interment Parish Cemetery in the spring. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The CWL will pray the rosary at 12:45 p.m.
Overton, Myrtle Norma (nee Draper)
Myrtle was born August 26th 1918 in Beechgrove, Quebec and passed away on Sunday, March 22nd 2009 in her 91st year after a lengthy illness. Beloved wife of the late Robert William Overton. Cherished mother of William Keith (Sheila Toll), Patricia Lynn (Fred McQueen), Robert Wayne (Sheila Hawkins), Judith Eileen (Willard Proulx), Bonnie Lee (Ronald Church) and Susan Ann (Michael Grabiec). Cherished grandmother of 18 and great-grandmother of 21. Survived by her sisters Shirley Young and Marjorie Davidson and her brother Lorne (Buster) Draper. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Anita Draper, Thelma Draper, Irene Hamelin, June Brosch and Edith Chapman. Friends may call at the Carp Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington Street, Carp, on Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Highland Park Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.