Passed away, peacefully on, March 14, 2006 at the age of 77. Beloved wife and best friend of Oscar Vautour. Cherished mother to Nicole (Ernest Gamache), Guy (Luce Gagnon), Huguette (Guy Charlebois) and Denis (Yvette Richardson). She will be missed by her 7 grand children, 3 great grandchildren and her sister Rita Huet of Gaspé. Simone was predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Relatives and friends will be received at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Saturday, March 18, 2006 from 1 p.m. - 3 pm. Funeral Service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. The family would like to thank Dr. Louise Coulombe, the Ottawa Cancer Clinic and all of the nurses and staff on the 7th floor east of the General Hospital for the great care they gave to Simone. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (14/03/06)
Former Vanier Chief of Police
Former Staff Superintendent, Ottawa Police
On February 26th 2006, at the age of 66, Paul Pagé passed away peacefully at Élizabeth-Bruyère Health Centre, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle against lung cancer. Son of the late Léo Pagé and the late Annie Goulet. He leaves behind to grieve him, his wife of 41 years, Berthe nee Dubois ; his son Denis and his wife Marie-Josée Goulet and his dear grandchildren : Nicolas and Camille. He also leaves behind three sisters : Annette of Toronto, Cécile Baker of Montreal and Alice Léger of Lancaster ; one brother, Raymond of Kelowna, and one sister-in-law, Jacqueline Wells (Earl) of Crysler. He will be missed dearly by his many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and also by the Dubois family. He was predeceased by three brothers : Albert, Henri and Robert ; two sisters : Estelle and Rita, and two brothers-in-law : Charlie Baker and Léo Léger. Family and friends may visit at the Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St-Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday, March 2, 2006 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Church, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2006, followed by burial in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery. The family would like to thank the medical and non medical staff at Élisabeth-Bruyère Medical Centre, for the excellence of palliative care and services to Paul. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (27/02/06)
Cynthia Louise (Cindy) Veness
In loving memory of Cynthia Louise Veness who passed over on February 19, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Cindy joins her father Art Veness who passed away June 3, 1993. Cindy leaves behind her Mother, Dorothy, her Sister Lori, and Brothers Vincent and Arnold (Debbie), niece Danielle and nephews Reid & Colin plus, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins. During her life Cindy touched so many people with her kindness, her gentle spirit and her joy of life. She was truly blessed by her abundance of friends. It was very important for Cindy to pass on her thanks and eternal gratitude to all those who helped her stay in her home as long as she did. There are so many that helped her and after she moved into Maycourt it is not possible to mention all by name; however, her special thanks go out to Cousin Todd and Karen Moxley, daughter Heather and son Scott and to John Redmond who was always by her side; also Naoko and Mel O’Hara, Kathie Ritchie and Cesil Wigney; Mark and Lily Burchell whose support was constant and unyielding. Cindy was a light in our lives and though she has left the physical world there shall be no shadows for her light will continue to shine always in her memory. Special thanks also goes out to Maycourt Hospice and their staff who helped smooth Cindy’s way in her final days – their help was invaluable. A Memorial Service will be held at Queenswood United Church – 360 Kennedy Lane East in Orléans K1E 3P3 (turn west onto Kennedy from Prestone Ave) at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 22. With all our Love, Cindy, Godspeed. No Flowers by request – Memoriam Donations to: The Maycourt Hospice 114 Cameron Avenue Ottawa, ON K1S 0X1; 613-995-5668 on line at www.hospicemaycourt.com. Or Inner Focus Ottawa Branch 53-1821 Walkley Road Ottawa ON K1H. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (19/02/06)
Tragically on Hwy. 417 east, near Limoges, on February 17, 2006 at the age of 49. Son of Donald Hall and the late Sylvia Bariault. Beloved husband and best friend of Joanne Hall (née Larochelle). Cherished father of Jonathan and Caroline. Loving brother of Don (Nancy), Gerry (Bernadette), Rob and Darlene (Peter). Dear brother-in-law of Gilles Larochelle (Tessa) and Céline Larochelle. Superb uncle to Alexandre, Mackenzie and Zachary and many other nieces and nephews in the Toronto area. He will be sadly remembered by his friends in the Orléans Stryders Running Club and in particular his best friend Ab Ettinger, as well by many work colleagues. Steve loved the outdoors. He was an awesome athlete who was dedicated to his training and staying fit almost as much as he was to his family. A marathon runner, a cross-country skier, an avid cyclist and a cherished and loyal friend to many. The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans on Tuesday February 21, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Good Shepherd Church, 3092 Innes Road, on Wednesday February 22, 2006 at 10 a.m., followed by a reception in the parish hall. In memoriam, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (19/02/06)
At Centre d’accueil Champlain on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Roger Prud’homme and the late Bertrand Lefrançois. Dear mother of Maurice Prud'homme (Nicole Jacques), Claude Prud’homme (Rollande Rouleau), Lorraine Prud’homme (Bob Kisby) and Michel Prud’homme. Loving grandmother of Philippe (Chantal Souligny), Martin (Mylène LeBlanc), Julie (Mario Hautcoeur), François, Stéphane (Chantal Robert) and Marie-Josée; great grandmother of Médéric, Milina and Ariane Prud’homme, Kevin and Kory Hautcoeur. Also survived by her sisters Thérèse (Late Origène Gascon) and Huguette (late Charles Lortie). Predecessed by her son Marcel Prud’homme (Carmen Savage) and her brothers Léon (Dora Patenaude) and Félix. Visitation at Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home and Chapel, 180 Montreal Road, Vanier (241-3680) on Tuesday, February 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St-Hugues Church in Sarsfield under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home. For those desiring, a donation to the St-Hugues Parish or to Centre d’accueil Champlain will be accepted at the Funeral Home. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (19/02/06)
Staff Sgt. Joseph Bernard "Ben" Pelot
Peacefully at his home in Orleans on February 10, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. Predeceased by his father William John Pelot and his mother Eliane Gauthier. Survived by his wife Catherine Coffin, his children Robert, Andrew (Ginette) and Terri Kennedy (Peter), his grandchildren Neil, Sara, Breanne, Brendan and Deven, his siblings Gerard (Vi), Lloyd (June), John, Ivan (Madge), Peter (Janice), Robert (Suzanne), Vivian McKim (Bill) as well as many nieces and nephews. Member of the RCMP Veterans Association, Knights of Columbus and the Canadian Legion. Volunteer at the Madonna Nursing Home, Lector and member of the funeral choir at the Divine Infant Catholic Church. Former Counsellor and Reeve of Russell Township. Graduate of Carleton University. The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans on Monday February 13th, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Divine Infant Parish, 6658 Bilberry Dr., Orléans, on Tuesday February 14th, 2006 at 10 a.m., followed by interment at the RCMP Memorial Cemetery within Beechwood Cemetery. In memoriam, donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (13/02/06)
On June 12th 2006, Karyne entered the hospital for one last treatment to ensure her cancer would stay in remission. She was healthy and energetic, looking forward to a new beginning. After a difficult and painful three weeks, only a few days before coming home, she contracted acute hepatitis, an extremely rare complication of the treatment. The doctors were never able to determine the exact cause of the hepatitis. On July 12th 2006, after an excruciating week of watching her health deteriorate, Karyne passed away peacefully in her mother’s arms. She was eight years old.
Karyne’s incredible courage, loving trust, eternal smile and witty sense of humor always prevailed. She taught us to live each day to the fullest, and to laugh in the face of adversity. Her story touched hundreds of people in our community of Ottawa and elsewhere around the world. She inspired people to show compassion to others, to become better friends, or to renew their faith in God. She is now our angel.
Since being diagnosed with cancer in December 2004, Karyne participated in several fundraisers and events for CHEO and was heard on the radio and seen in the newspapers on many occasions.
Loving daughter of Mary Lou Bulger and Carl Maisonneuve, she attended l’école Le Prélude, in Orléans. Devoted sister of Élyse, Marc and Paul attending l’école secondaire Gisèle Lalonde. Precious granddaughter of Andrée and Lucien Maisonneuve of Montréal, and Agnes and the late Giles Bulger of Stittsville.
Funeral mass will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 th, at l’Église Ste-Marie,4831 Innes Rd., Orléans, Ontario. Friends and relatives are invited for a reception from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the MIFO Centre Culturel d'Orléans, 6600 rue Carrière, Orléans, Ontario.
Donations to Children's Wish Foundation of Canada who generously provided Karyne's Wish vacation to Barbados last Christmas, or to World Vision Canada one of Karyne’s favourite charities.
Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (18/07/06)
Smith, Donald S.
Passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2006, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Ruth. Loving father of Karin and Gordon (Carole). Cherished grandfather of Bryan and Angela. He is fondly remembered by his sister in-law Mary Jean, one niece and two nephews, as well Cousin Bobby. Donald was a former employee of NRC and a former veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy who fought and survived WWII. Friends may visit at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Thursday, July 20, 2006 from 12 p.m. until the memorial service in the chapel at 2 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Humane Society (613) 725-3166 would be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (18/07/06)
It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of Bernard, at the age of 62, in the arms of his loving wife for 35 years, Francine (Croteau) , after a courageous battle valiantly fought until the very end. Bernard was the most devoted and loving husband and father. He will be terribly missed by his devastated, precious and adored children. Martin and Brigitte. Also left to mourn are his 11 brothers and sisters: Jean-Paul, Thérèse, Jean-Pierre, Lucie, Francois, Raymond, Marcel, Jacynthe, Gilles, Henri, Anne-Marie, as well as his father and mother-in-law, Lionel and Claire Croteau, and a special sister-in-law, Nicole (John Beggs). Friends and relatives may visit at the Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St Joseph Blvd, Orléans, on Monday, July 10th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 12th at 11:00 o’clock a.m. in St-Joseph Church, St-Joseph Blvd, Orléans. We wish to extend a sincere thank you to the most wonderful Dr. Segal and the caring oncology staff of the Ottawa General Hospital. Offerings in Bernard’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (13/07/06)
Passed away at the Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus) on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at the age of 86 years. Son of the late Placide Lacasse and the late Denise Desjardins. Beloved husband of the late Aline Vézina. Loving father of Gynette, Danielle (Pierre Nantel) and Mario. He will be sadly missed by his siblings Annette Desjardins (the late Daniel Desjardins and the late Ernest Desjardins), Agathe Rancourt (Noël) and Philippe Lacasse (the late Alice Labelle and his companion Thérèse Beauchamp), as well as by many nephews, nieces and a close family friend, Pauline Pantalone. Sincere thanks to the Belcourt Manor staff, the vascular surgery unit of the Civic Campus, as well as the many doctors and specialists who have cared for him in recent years. The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St-Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Wednesday, July 19 , 2006 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 19 as of 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Joseph Church, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Wednesday, July 19 , 2006 at 11 a.m., followed by interment at the parish cemetery. In memory of Octave, donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses of Ottawa-Carleton (VON) would be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (13/07/06)
Richer, Ruth Minerva
Peacefully at home on Thursday, June 22, 2006, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Pat Richer. Loving mother of Mark (Marcia Hammersley), Sean, Joanne and Chantal (D.J. Parent). Cherished grandmother of Sandi, Tabitha, Justin, Kaitlyn, Joshua, Sarah and great-grandmother of Keira. She is survived by her sister Irene (Gerry Hollister). Predeceased by her parents Ross and Anne Holland and her sister Barbara. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and also by Lynn Thompson. The family would like to thank the staff at the General Hospital, the VON nurses and Dr. Louise Coulombe for the great care given to Ruth. Friends may visit at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Monday,June 26, 2006 from 9 a.m. until the memorial service in the chapel at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation (613) 247-3527 would be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (26/06/06)
Passed away at home, on Friday, September 1, 2006 at the age of 60. Predeseased by her father Armand Brisson, her mother Gabrielle Leduc and her sister Thérèse. Loving mother of Lucie Desjardins (Paul Gauthier). She is mourned by her loving husband Lucien Desjardins and his children, Mireille Lapointe (Jack), Claude (Sylvie Gaudreau), Francine, Esther (Ross Brayne) and René-Luc (Brenda North). She also leaves 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Gaston Brisson (Sharon Forest), Gaëtanne Brisson (Marcel Labrèche), Gérald, Georgette Brisson, Estelle Brisson (Richard Desrivières) and Conrad Brisson (Suzanne Joanisse).She will also be missed by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. The family would like to thank Blanche Beaudoin, Dr. Michel Carron and all the staff at the CLSC of Gracefield for the great care given to Nicole. Memorial Mass will be held in Notre-Dames-de-Lourdes Church, 435 Montreal Road., Ottawa, on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The family will be present as of 10 a.m. to receive condolences. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333 would be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (03/09/06)
Hussey, Dr. Eugene R. DVM
CONWAY,N.H. - Peacefully, at home on August 21, 2006 at the age of 85. He was born on Dec. 3, 1920 in Kezar Falls. After graduating from Michigan State University, Dr. Hussey opened Hussey’s Veterinary Hospital in North Conway, N.H. in 1952. This was in addition to his establishing the Eastern Slope Farm in 1965. He retired at the age of 83 from the veterinary hospital. He enjoyed his veterinary business and especially showing his Percheron horses. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his son, Brian; three grandchildren, Justin (Julie), Brian, and Alyssa; great-granddaughter Allie; two sisters Lucille and Idolyn; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Leon and Amy; his first wife, Kathleen; his son Stephen; great-grandson, Owen Stephen; and a sister, Joyce. Condolences and donations may be made at www.heritagefh.ca. For more information call 830-2305. (03/09/06)