B. Gen (Ret.) O.A. Hopkins - 05/15/2006
Died at Ottawa on May 15, 2006, as a result of complications from an aneurysm.
Padre Hopkins had a distinguished 32 year career in the Canadian Armed Forces, including service with the RCHA in Korea in 1953 and the first Canadian contingent of the United Nations Emergency Force in the Sinai. He was the first Chaplain awarded the Order of Military Merit and ended his military career as Chaplain General.
After retiring from the military in 1984, Padre Hopkins began a second career as Rector of the Parish of Bradford. During his deeply rewarding 10 year tenure, Padre Hopkins transformed this small Parish, doubling the size of both the Church and the congregation. He was recognized for his efforts by the whole town of Bradford when he received their first ever “Citizen of the Year Award”. Most special to him though was a surprise celebration of the 40th anniversary of his Ordination organized by the congregation which included friends from all over the world.
Padre Hopkins’ professional achievements were made possible by the hard work and sacrifice of himself, his sister Edith, and his parents Archie and Sarah, all of whom predeceased him. Financially, only one child could be educated and Edith, herself an outstanding student, sacrificed her own education to enable her brother to be educated, a sacrifice that was never forgotten and not possible to fully repay. Padre Hopkins repaid it as best he could by excelling in school, earning an Honours BA and LST, the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence from Bishop’s University, and later helping Edith’s husband Arnold himself become an Anglican minister.
Throughout his career, and to the end, Padre Hopkins was most proud of his wife Ernestine, who survives him, and his two children, Michael and Sareena. During the 48 years of their marriage, Ernestine was an active partner in her husband’s career. Michael, who lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife Mary Lee, was an energy attorney with Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary for 18 years and now is CEO of a private technology company. Sareena, who lives in Ottawa with her husband Nigel, is Co-Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation and provided the family one of their greatest joys –their daughter Ella Grace.
Padre Hopkins’ retirement was marred by a series of increasingly serious health problems, which culminated in his death. During this sad stage of his life, Ernestine, with tremendous support from Sareena, physically and spiritually carried her partner.
Padre Hopkins will be sorely missed by the many whose lives he touched.
A Requiem Eucharist will be held at 11am, on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Christ Church Cathedral, Sparks Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Project Upstream or to the charity of your choice.
Patricia Louise Hunter (Nee Crosbie) - 05/11/2006
In Ottawa in her 76th year. Dear wife of Laurie for 55 years. Loving mother to Michael (Marion) of Sydney Mines, NS, Kathy of Moncton NB and Janet Davy (Paul) of Richmond, ON. Proud grandmother of six and great-grandmother of two. She will be fondly remembered by sisters-in-law Mary Lee Smith (Saint John) and Patricia Crosbie (Port Hope, ON) and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her parents Thomas C. and M. Ruth Crosbie and a brother John S Crosbie. Special thank-you to the staff of the West End Villa for their many acts of kindness. Friends may gather in remembrance at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Monday, May 15, 2006 at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Anne E. Hupe - 05/17/2006
(nee Slaughter) Surrounded by her family, peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 age 67. Beloved wife of the late Allen. Loving mother of Bryan (Trish), Kevin (Laura), Bill and the late Robert. Devoted and dearest grandmother of Robert, Megan and Shirley. Dear sister and best friend of Helen. Daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Slaughter. Anne graduated with the nursing class of 1959, Ottawa Civic. Special thanks to the staff at the Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at the Ottawa General Hospital. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Friday, May 19, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church, 2400 Alta Vista Drive. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated.
Corrie Edward Johnson - 05/14/2006
( W.O. II R.A.F. Bomber Command, Retired Computing Devices of Canada, Mason ) Peacefully at Longfields Manor, Ottawa, Ontario on May 13, 2006, Corrie Edward Johnson,born 30th, 1921, West Ham, London, long time resident of Stittsville. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Jean Agnes ( Mungall ), and brother Donald ( Doris ). Survived by his son David ( Sharon MacKay ) of Stratford, Daughters Sharon of Bridgetown, N.S., Judith ( Anjan Aralihalli ) of Montreal and Gillian ( Peter Studer ) of Ottawa, and his brother Patrick ( Joyce ) of Longfield, Kent, England. He also leaves his much loved grandchildren Erica and Ashton Studer and Dante Aralihalli, and his many friends at Longfields Manor, his nieces and nephews, and families. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, on Thursday, May 18, 2006 from 1;30 pm until service time in the Chapel at 2:30 pm. The family extends sincere thanks to the caring staff at Beatrice Terrace, Longfields Manor. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Longfields Manor or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Gordon Frederic Keeble - 05/05/2006
Peacefully, in hospital, Thursday May 4, 2006. Beloved husband of Midge Ellis Keeble, dearly loved father of Jon (Catherine Rathbun), Elizabeth, David (Melodie Benger) and grandfather of Jesse Brown, Elijah Brown, Karina, Simon, Edward and Jeremy.A noted broadcaster, Gordon was at various times chief announcer at CBC Radio, co-founder, President and Chairman of CTV Television Network, and President of Keeble Cable. He was also an avid philatelist and advisor to Canada Post on new stamp designs. In 1967, he was awarded the Centennial Medal “in recognition of his valuable service to the nation”. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Wednesday May 10, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. Reception to follow. The family expresses grateful thanks to the staff at the Montfort Hospital and Governor’s Walk for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations for a scholarship in Gordon Keeble’s name can be made to the Office of University Advancement, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3.
Jacqueline Laplante (nee Ducharme) - 05/17/2006
Peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruyère Health Centre on May 16, 2006 at the age of 79 years. Beloved wife of the late Jean Laplante. Dear mother of Roger (Deanna), Robert (Jocelyne), Conrad (Beverly), Marc (Lise Matte) and Colette (Stéphane Clavet). Loved grandmother of Christopher (Momoyo), Lynne, Richard, Marc-André, Julie (Steven Sutar), Erick and great-grandmother of Risa, Takuya and Cameron. Also survived by sisters Gisèle, Lilliane (George), Carmen (Yvon) and brother Jos (Rita). Friends may visit at the St. Laurnet Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at Aviation Parkway on Monday, May 22, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, 55 Appleford Street on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Benjamin Nathan (Nat) Palmer - 05/12/2006
Peacefully in Sarnia, Ontario after a lengthy illness, Nat Palmer, age 86. Son of the late Rose and Moishe Palmer. Cherished husband of Pat (Devereaux). Beloved father of John (Anne Mullins) and Kathryn (Ricardo van Sertima). Loving Zayda of Ami, Chana, and Ezra Palmer. Step-father of Jane (Chris) Karuhanga, and Mark (Jan) and Simon (Andrea) Devereaux. Proud step-grandfather of Jessica, Angela, and Stephanie Karuhanga and Amy Devereaux. Devoted brother of Molly Phomin. Nat was predeceased by his brothers Abe, Morris and Jack and his sisters Betty Stotland, Jen Rubin, Rachel Segal Ages. He leaves many adoring nieces and nephews. Heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful nurses at Bluewater Health, Palliative Unit in Sarnia, and to Jane Karuhanga for their gentle care of Nat. Funeral Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue on Sunday, May 14,2006 at 2pm. Interment to follow at the Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street. Shiva to be observed at 2302 Rembrandt Road, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.