Joseph Francis O'Donnell - 12/23/2005
Peacefully surrounded by his family in hospital on Wednesday, December 23, 2005. Loving husband of Elizabeth (nee Clare). Much loved father of Sharon Ceurrler (Guy), Edith Clark, Peter Clark (Cleto Beuren), Cathy Poulin (Rob), Linda Trepanier (Claude), Joey O’Donnell (Julie Hagar), Angela O’Donnell and Jennifer Orpana (Tom). A wonderful grandpa to Jason, Christopher, Corey, Ryan, Stephanie, Melissa, Brayden, Devyen and Owen. Son of the late Joseph and Mary O’Donnell (nee Atwill). Predeceased his siblings Mary McNamara, Teresa Donoghue, James and Lawrence. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road, at Aviation Parkway, Ottawa on Tuesday, December 27, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Eucharistic Celebration will be held at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 518 Donald Street, Ottawa, on Wednesday, December 28 at 1pm. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
Kathleen Osborn (nee Lyons) - 12/25/2005
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2005. Many thanks to the caring staff of the Garry J. Armstrong nursing home and her dear friend Judy Rock for their special care. Predeceased by her loving husband Warren Osborn and survived by her two sons Niel (Paula) and Bryan (Jacinthe), and her four grandchildren Michael, David, Cassandra and Veronica.. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, December 27, 2005, from 1pm until time of memorial service in the chapel at 2:30pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
J. Laurie Paulhus - 12/30/2005
With sadness, we announce the passing of Laurie Paulhus at the Civic Hospital on December 29, 2005. Born in Waterfield, Quebec in 1919, Laurie lived a full life in Ottawa for the last 45 years. During his varied career, he was a certified mason, a city policeman in Sherbrooke, an RCMP constable and a Captain in the Canadian army. While in the army, Laurie distinguished himself as Captain of Canada’s Bisley shooting team and served on peacekeeping teams in Korea, Gaza, and Cyprus. After receiving his B.A and M.A. from Ottawa University, Laurie proceeded on to teach and consult on security organization with CSIS and Corrections Canada. Laurie is survived by his wife, Alice, his sons, Delroy, Ronald, and Leslie, and three grandchildren, Morgan, Michael, and Jennifer. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, we suggest that donations be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Doris Iva Pringle - 01/01/2006
Born 1920, passed away peacefully on 24 December 2005, at the Hospice at May Court. Doris was predeceased by her husband William, and survived by her dear friends Mary T. La Ham in Toronto, and Marie and Wilman Hutcheson and family; also Pringle family members in Simcoe. Doris was a former CN employee, a member of the IODE, and had a long-term connection with Christ Church Cathedral, where a funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 3 January 2006 at 11 a.m., with reception to follow at the Cathedral. Instead of flowers, Doris requested donations to Christ Church Cathedral, 420 sparks Street, Ottawa K1R5A2, or the Hospice at May Court, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa K1SOX1
Lois Quigg - 12/29/2005
Peacefully at the Glebe Centre, Ottawa, on Wednesday, December 28, 2005, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Tom. She will be sadly missed by her children Brian (Michelle), Joanne and the late Peter. Grandmother of Kevin (Chrissie) and Cayley (Fraser). Sister of Joyce McDade (Brian) and Shirley Savage. Sister-in-law of Phine Quigg (the late Justin), Bart Quigg (Doreen), Anna Campbell (Don), Frank (Jeanette) and Pat Trudeau (Alcide). She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at the Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 1:30pm. We would like to express our gratitude to the health care team of Bronson Place. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Glebe Centre would be appreciated.
W. James Reilly - 12/23/2005
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of W. James Reilly, age 67. Adoring father to Elizabeth (Dawn Barbeau) of Vancouver, Tina (Drew Gragg) of Ottawa, Ted (Lesley) of Toronto, and Tricia (Fraser Reilly-King) of Ottawa. Proud grandfather “Pops” to James and Fiona, Aidan and Bronwyn, and Jacqueline. Also missed by his former wife of 34 years, Gill Reilly (née Southam). Loving brother to Bart (Monica) of Oakville. Predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Malcolm Prime Reilly. Also missed by his special friend Betsy Rigal. Jimmy will be fondly remembered by his friends at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club and the McGill Graduate Society, where he served as a volunteer for many years. A memorial service will be held on January 3, 2006 at 1pm at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Home, 315 McLeod St., Ottawa. Donations can be made to the McGill Alumni Association, Martlet House, 1430 Peel St., Montreal, QC H3A 3T3. condolences/donations/tributes at
Phyllis Robertson - 01/01/2006
Passed away December 31st quietly at the Alta Vista Manor, her home for the past year. Phyl was born 90 years ago in Moncton, New Brunswick and lived in Toronto, Swift Current, Sussex and Saint John before moving to Ottawa in 1941. Phyllis was very active as a volunteer at Hopewell Avenue Public School for more than 20 years. She was also a volunteer at the Museum of Nature for 20 years. Other volunteer activities included the King’s Daughters Dinner Wagon and the Blood Transfusion Services of the Canadian Red Cross. During this time she and her husband, Dick (Robbie) (1909-1977), raised a family of which they were immensely proud: Mary (1942- 2004), David and Jim. That small brood went on to give Phyl 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren whose pictures always surrounded her. Two more great-grandchildren are expected shortly. Mary, and her husband Doug Heard, gave Phyl (Gran) three grandchildren: Steve, Gord and Brian. Gord and D-J Black added three great-grandchildren: Jessica, Ashley and Meagan. David, with Lynne Currie, donated four grandchildren: Tammy, Melanie, Marla and Kimberly. Tammy and Greg provided three great-grandchildren: Tanner, Camryn and Andie. Melanie and Brent came along with three more great-grandkids: Cailyn, Presley and Maibree. Kim and Bryan are expecting an addition to their family in 2006. Jim, with Ann Elliott, provided two grandkids for Gran: Geoffrey and Michael. Geoffrey and Kristyn recently brought Jared as their contribution to the family clan. Michael and Rhonda will be adding a little great-granddaughter in February, 2006. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Monday between 2:30 and 4pm. Service at Trinity Anglican Church, (Bank Street at Cameron) on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 3pm. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Colonel E. W. Ryan CD - 12/25/2005
Retired Group Captain - RCAF
With his daughters by his bedside, Colonel Pat Ryan passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23rd, 2005, at the Ottawa Hospital. In his 80th year, he is survived by his wife Rita and their four children: Karyn, Vincent, Jo and Dean. He was the proud grandfather of Paul, Steven, Ryan and Simona and great-grandfather to Kayleigh. Also surviving him is his youngest brother, Jack; his other brother, Don, predeceased him.
Born in Kitchener on March 22nd, 1925, he studied Engineering, in London, at the University of Western Ontario and later at the University of Michigan where he received dual Masters: Aeronautical and Electrical Engineering.
Pat is one of the few veterans who served in all three branches of the Canadian Armed Forces: a piper with the Scottish Fusiliers at age 15; a pilot in the Royal Navy at 20, and a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1945 until 1976. During his career, he had postings in Whitehorse, Ottawa, Washington, and Clinton, where he served as Commanding Officer. Following his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces, he became Assistant Dean of Engineering at Carleton University and later was editor of The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal.
An accomplished pilot, engineer, and writer, he will be fondly remembered by his family as a bagpiper, organist, painter, avid reader and tinkerer. His generosity and sharp sense of humour will be greatly missed and never forgotten by those who knew him.
We would like to express our gratitude to the healthcare team of the ICU at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. As Pat supported numerous charities, memorial contributions to your favourite charity would be appreciated. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.