Elizabeth Jane McIvor - 04/10/2006
Peacefully on April 9th in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman Kitson McIvor. Predeceased by her parents Robert George Mann and Adella Rose Lytle Mann. Predeceased by sisters Margaret, Della and Agnes (Bobbe), also brothers Watson, James, Jack, Bob, Sam and Herb. Cherished mother of Mary Lou McIvor and Jeanie Maennling (Nic) and dear sister of Lila Dore. Left to celebrate her life are grandchildren Cathy Thompson (Jason) of Toronto, Lisa Sterritt and Betty Jean Tyner (Ross) of Armstrong, B.C. and Matthew (Shelley Woods) of Burlington, Ont. Great Grandchildren are Liam, Esme and Anna of Armstrong and Marissa of Burlington. As well, many Lytle and Mann nieces, nephews, cousins and their offspring. Elizabeth studied art in Winnipeg in the 1920’s and in the Depression turned to hand colouring photography to make a living. Moving to Ottawa she worked at several photography studios before marrying Norman and becoming a full-time Mom. Norman’s death, the result of a workplace accident at the City of Ottawa Water Filtration Plant at Lemieux Island, necessitated Elizabeth’s return to the workforce. She worked days at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and often spent evenings at home tinting photographs to augment her income. She purchased a little house in the West End where she was able to coax a vegetable garden to grow in rock hard clay soil. Elizabeth taught her children to love literature, art, music and nature. Elizabeth enrolled in The Ottawa School of Art at the age of 65. She exhibited paintings at Ottawa City Hall with a group of seniors when she was in her seventies. As recently as 2005,Elizabeth contributed to paintings that resulted in colourful cards still being sold to aid Alzheimers patients at the Peter D. Clark Centre. To remember Elizabeth, please plant a tree, or a bush, or a flower in your garden. Donate to the Friends of the Experimental Farm or the Ottawa Food Bank. Take time to visit an old friend, smell a rose and appreciate a sunset. Many thanks to dedicated, gentle, caring staff at the Peter D. Clark Centre. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 12noon until service time in the Chapel at 1 p.m. followed by reception
Albert William McLean - 04/21/2006
Originally from Georgetown, British Guyana. Former employee of FiberGlass Canada. Suddenly at home on Wednesday April 19, 2006. Albert will forever be loved and remembered by Agnes, his wife of 45 years. A much loved and cherished father to Patricia (Shawnn), Carolyn (Kevin), Allison, Tacoma WA and Sharon of Burlington, ON. Adored papa to Jessica, Cynthia and Jacob. Dear beloved brother of Rudolph (Elaine), David (Ena), Richard (Kay), Johnny (Lena) and Ronald (Valerie). Predeceased by a sister Betty Shaw (McLean). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Albert was full of life, always laughing and smiling. He will be greatly missed by all. Friends may attend a memorial service at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 153 Woodroffe Ave. on Friday April 28 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Antoine Nayel - 04/22/2006
Suddenly at home on April 21, 2006 at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Isabelle. Cherished father of Nelly, Fady and Naji. Loving grandfather of Michael, Jeffrey, Anthony and Fadi. Dear brother of Fouad, the late George, Shahla, Yvonne, Souad, Hayatte, Bernadette (Chaker) and the late Zahia. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Friends may visit at the St-Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at Aviation Parkway on Sunday, April 23, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St-Charbel Maronite Church, 245 Donald Street on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to St-Charbel Maronite Church would be appreciated.
Norman Clendenning Phemister - 04/21/2006
(Retired - Bell Canada)
In Ottawa on Thursday, April 20, 2006 in his 91st year after a brief illness. Loving husband of over 63 years to Mary (Sherwood), and devoted father to George and Martha (John Edmond). Predeceased by sister Jean (Frederick Charles Oppen) and brother Ross. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Norm graduated from the University of Toronto in 1938. During World War II, he served in Europe with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, and was awarded the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Netherlands Government for his contribution to the Dutch people. After a long career with Bell Canada and the Trans Canada Telephone System, Norm retired as a senior executive to enjoy summers at Big Rideau Lake and the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, and winters in Sarasota, Florida. Norm will be missed by his family, nieces and nephews and many friends far and wide. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Tuesday, April 25, 2005 from 1pm until service time in the Chapel at 2:30pm. Those wishing may make donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses. A special thanks to all the caregivers who helped Norm enjoy his life at home with family and friends.
Gisèle Pilek - 04/14/2006
Born in Roubaix, France on October 7th, 1921. Died on Thursday April 13th, 2006 at the Montfort Hospital after a long battle with old age. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Barbara, her son-in-law Tom Sacco, as well as her beloved cats, dogs and horses. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Ottawa Humane Society or any other animal charity of your choice. Please join Barbara and Tom at their home on Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 at 11:30am for a celebration of her life. Call #294-0820 for directions.
Dorothy Pritchard - 04/26/2006
Peacefully in hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 in her 75th year. Dear friend of Helmut Daferner. Loving mother of Marsha (Jeff Sykes), Mark Gagnon (Carol), Martin Gagnon (Beth), Michelle (Joe Patafie) and the late Marshall Pritchard. Cherished grandmother of Steven, Danny and Patrick Powell, Reggie Gagnon, Erin, Emily, Rosalie Gagnon and great-grandmother of Amber, Brigitte, Zackery, Danakia, Jessica and Maykla. Dear sister of Annie Starkings, June, Sydney and Kenneth Pritchard. Predeceased by her sisters Bertha, Edith and her brother Gregory. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St Patrick's Basilica (corner of Kent and Nepean Streets) on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Ron Reeves - 04/10/2006
Suddenly on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at the age of 66 years. Loving husband of Helen. Survived by his children; Derek, Rhonda (Bob Christie), Charlene (John Walsh), his grandchildren; Shawn, Tielor, Dane and Matthew, his sister; Pat Edey (Bruce), his brother; Gary (Judy) and his step-children; Laurie-Anne (Ravi) Paula (Michael) and step-grandchildren; Jesse, Cody, Tanner, Kyle and Emily. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Rita. Ron will always be remembered for his kind heart and his generous spirit which was represented through his volunteer work at The Canadian Red Cross and his active involvement at The Life Centre. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Rd, at Aviation Parkway on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at The Life Centre, 2214 Innes Rd. on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 11 am. For those wishing donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Marcel Richer - 04/12/2006
Peacefully in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at the age of 58. He will be missed by many family members and friends. Private family service will be held. Funeral arrangements in care of the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
Mildred Runciman - 04/11/2006
Passed away peacefully at the Edinburgh Retirement Residence on Sunday April 9th, 2006 in her 97th year. Beloved sister of the late Marjorie G. Hudson and Dr. Doris Stuart Runciman. She spent her career as an executive secretary with the Rockefeller Charitable Foundation in New York City. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Thursday April 13th from 10:30 a.m. until service time in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Interment to take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, later in the Spring. Special thanks to the staff at the Edinburgh Residence, especially Bernadette Hoadley, for their special care.