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.
Sylvia Saslove - 01/16/2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Sylvia at the age of 76 on Monday, January 16, 2006. Beloved wife of Ralph Saslove and mother of Andrea (Mark Shore) and Howard (Joanne Hodder). Proud grandmother of Zachary and Jordan. Sister to Lou (Miriam) and Paul Weiner (Eleanor). She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. We will all miss her dearly. Funeral service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 10:30am. Interment to follow at the Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street. Shiva to be held at 2135 Johnston Road from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be much appreciated. A special thank you to the staff of the 5th floor at the Ottawa General for their kindness and special attention.
Samuel Schaenfield - 01/10/2006
(June 28th, 1909 – January 10th, 2006) Peacefully at Hillel Lodge, on Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 in his 97th year. Beloved husband of Dora. Father of David (Rona), Faye Helman (Moshe) and Susan Cohen (David). Much loved Zaidi Sam to Tamar and Gilad Helman (Lana) and Brett and Hilary Schaenfield and great grandfather to Noah Helman. He is predeceased by his brother David Schaenfield. The family would like to extend its sincere thanks to the dedicated staff at Hillel Lodge. A Graveside Service will be held at The Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street on Wednesday, January 11th, 2006 at 2 pm. Those wishing may make donations to Hillel Lodge or the charity of your choice. Shiva private.
Connie M. Skelly (Stickle) - 01/06/2006
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Connie Skelly on Friday, January 6, 2006 at the Ottawa General Hospital. Beloved wife, best friend and companion of Bill Skelly for over 42 years. Loving mother of Christopher (Susan) and Timothy (Johanna). Cherished grandmother of Emily, Connor, Ruby, Celia, Hannah and Ainsley. Adored daughter of Alice Stickle (the late Grant) and daughter-in-law to Bill (Doris). Devoted mother-in-law to the late Lisa. Dear sister of Elaine (Steve), Doug, Fred (Laurie), Barry and sister-in-law Johanna (Rick) and Susan. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 from 7 to 9pm. Interment to take place at the Belleville Cemetery on June 19, 2006. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation (to research)503 Smyth Road, Ottawa K1H 9A9 would be appreciated.
Anold Russell Swerdfeger - 01/09/2006
December 18, 1927 - January8, 2006
Retired Principal -Ottawa Board of Education
Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of 54 years to "Pat" Patricia (Campbell). Cherished father of Mary Ann Swerdfeger. Son of the late Russell and the late Alice Swerdfeger of Morewood, Ontario. Arn was a highly respected teacher and then principal of Centennial Public School, devoted to the education of children with special needs. He was a faithful member of Woodroffe United Church and past president (1995/96) and active member of the Kiwanis Club of Sage of Ottawa. Arn had a wonderful sense of humour and will be missed by his many friends and relatives as the caring, thoughtful and hard working person that he was. The family would like to thank Dr. Taylor, Dr. Gick, the many nurses, PSWs, neighbours and friends who cared for Arn and gave the family invaluable support. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9pm, and Wednesday from 10-11am. Funeral Service will be held at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (please specify for multiple myeloma research) or the Woodroffe United Church Memorial Fund.
Barb Tillotson - 01/18/2006
Barb passed away on Monday, January 16th, after a brave struggle with cancer. Barb was the cornerstone of her family that she adored and her life revolved around; her husband Dent, and sons Sam and Max. Born in The Netherlands, Barb came to Canada as a young girl with her parents, Hans and Anita Rademaker, and brothers Dennis and Pat. A long-time employee of Bell Canada, Barb's career spanned over a quarter of a century. She sought out ever increasing challenges within the company that included a wide range of projects and personnel. And as she made the transition from one project to the next, like the avid gardener she was, she nurtured friendships that became perennials, lasting a lifetime. Barb touched many lives during her life, and her outgoing personality, infectious smile, and laughter were a familiar trait that those whose lives she touched, never forgot. No matter what direction her journey through life took her, Barb would not hesitate to interrupt her travels to perform an act of kindness. For Barb, life was to be lived and, like everything that she took on, she put all of her vibrant energy into the challenge. Barb looked at the world as a backyard to be explored as she and Dent took their sons to see and experience the beauty of the planet. From sitting on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon watching an electrical storm dance across the desert horizon, to navigating around a sunbathing alligator on a hiking trail, looking out into crashing North Sea waves, and climbing the granite slopes of the White Mountains, Barb was as comfortable in a pair of hiking boots, gardening shoes, sandals, power-walking runners, or high heels. She moved like a dancer from one to another, never missing a step. Barb ensured that her Indonesian heritage, passion for music and art, and love of life remained alive in her sons, and gave them a connection to their past so that they would see the future and all of the infinite opportunities that were possible. For Barb, her living legacy is her sons who carry on her beautiful spirit and passion. Friends may celebrate the life of Barb with her family at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Home, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th, between the hours of 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Barb would appreciate your support in the fight against breast cancer by making donations to Breast Cancer Action or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Dewey Turnbull - 01/17/2006
After a long battle on Monday, January 16, 2006 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Loving father of Warren (Shirley) and David (Novi). Cherished grandfather of Carissa and Amanda. Dear brother of Anne (Russ Wilhelm). He will be sadly missed by special friend Jean Anderson. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Thursday, January 19th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Richard's Anglican Church, 8 Withrow Avenue, on Friday, January 20th at 11am. For those wishing donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Joyce Mae (nee Richard) Warren - 01/07/2006
Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on Saturday, January 7, 2006 in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late John Raymond Warren. Loving Mom of John (Brenda), Nancy (Gary Walkling) and Wesley (Wendy). Cherished Nanny of Matthew (Natasha), Angela (Derek), Jason (Karen), Corey (Karen) and great-grandmother of Trinity Amber. Daughter of the late Guy Richard and the late Bessie Heisler. Dear sister of Shirley Beck (Lawrence) and sister-in-law of Ronald Warren (Jane) and Gwen Jenkins (Sam). Special friend of Agnes Caldwell. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephew. Joyce was an active and faithful member of Parkdale United Church and the UCW. Her zest for life and love of family was an inspiration to all. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Monday, January 9, 2006 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Ave. on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Parkdale United Church would be appreciated. A special thank you to the staff at Starwood Extendicare and The General Hospital 5 East-Oncology and Palliative Care for their compassion.