J.T. Birtch Bee - 03/31/2007
J.T. Birtch Bee
Veteran WWII RCOC – Retired Special Constable RCMP – Retired Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, March 31st, 2007 in his 81st year. Son of the Late Thomas and May Schwerdfeger Bee. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Dear father of Patricia Fox, Thomas Bee (Eileen) and step-father of David McDonald. Cherished grandfather of matthew Fox, Alyson and Philip Bee and step-grandfather to Tracy and Vanessa McDonald. Friends and relatives may attend a Funeral Service at St. Paul’s Eastern United Church, 473 Cumberland St. (at Daly), Thursday, April 5th, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or the Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral arrangements with the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
Agnes McCausland Benidickson (nee Richardson) - 03/25/2007
B.A.(Queen’s), LLD, C.C., O.Ont.
Chancellor Queen’s University 1980-1996.
Born August 19th, 1920 at Chaffey’s Locks, Ontario, the eldest child of James A. and Muriel Sprague Richardson. Died suddenly, at home in Ottawa, 23 March, 2007. Predeceased by her husband, Senator the Hon. W. M. (Bill) Benidickson, M.P. for Kenora-Rainy River 1945-1965, and brother, the Hon. James A. Richardson. Survived by her brother George T. Richardson, sister Kathleen Richardson, and sisters-in-law Shirley Richardson, Tannis Richardson, and Ruby Ashdown. Agnes lived a life enriched by her family, her travels, her experiences and above all by her service to community and country through a host of organizations which she founded, helped to lead and sustain through her tireless volunteer efforts. Her life and her example will continue to be celebrated by her children, Jamie, Kris and Kathleen, their partners Melanie Mallet, Shirley Benidickson, and Alex Ramsay, daughter-in-law Victoria Young-Benidickson, grand-daughters Nicola Benidickson, Kirsten Benidickson, Martha and Leigh Ramsay, her extended family, and all who were touched by the commitment, insight, grace and generosity which were the hallmarks of her life. Private family service. Memorial celebration to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if desired, contributions in Agnes’ memory may be made to Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, or the Canadian Council on Social Development, 190 O’Connor Street, Suite 100, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R3.
James Bond - 04/06/2007
BOND, James Corry Colonel (ret'd) MC, CD, mid On Wednesday, April 4, 2007 in his 91st year. Survived by his loving wife Joyce (nee Webster) his bride of 63 years. Loving father of Joanne McMenamin (Paul), and David Bond (Louise). Proud and loved grandfather of Kevin, Kathleen, Andrew, Cory, Laura and Mark. James was a member of No. 526 Ionic Lodge, A.F. & A.M; the Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Royal Canadian Dragoons, the Lincoln & Welland Regiment and the Chemical Institute of Canada. He was a dedicated and loving family man and a loyal and true friend. He lived his life with honour, courage and dedication to the things he believed in. He will be sorely missed. The Bond family wishes to sincerely thank all of the staff of the Ottawa 2 East Wing at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Hospital for all of the tender loving care that they gave to James. As well, their professionalism, compassion and empathy will always be remembered by the family. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 followed by an 11:30 AM service in the chapel. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perley Rideau Foundation or the Canadian War Museum.
Olive Edith Botten - 04/08/2007
Passed away peacefully at the Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Centre on Friday, April 6, 2007 at the age of 98. Olive emigrated to Canada from Kent, England with her family, arriving in Canada on May 7, 1913. Olive was predeceased by her parents Arthur William and Edith (Thorpe) Botten, 3 brothers; Stanley and William (Bill) both of Ottawa, Cyril of Plattsburg N.Y. and a sister Nellie Botten of Montreal. Survived by her sister-in-law Florence Botten, nephew Charles (Elizabeth) Botten of Plattsburg, N.Y. and niece Barbara (James) Lockley of Altona, N.Y., five great nieces and nephews and six great great nieces and nephews. Olive retired from the Department of National Defence in 1974. Olive enjoyed travelling and visiting her family in Plattsburg N.Y. and in England. Olive will be fondly remembered by her family and close friends. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Elm House, Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Centre for the excellent care that Olive was given. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday, April 12, 2007 from 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, April 13, 2007 at 1pm. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to a charity of choice.
Lola Davies - 03/27/2007
The Davies’ Family would announce the passing of their devoted and loving mother and spouse Lola Davies’, this 25th day of March at 8:50 p.m. in a peaceful manner surrounded by her loving family at the Ottawa General Hospital. Beloved wife of Christopher Davies. Much loved mother of Cynthia Richard (Bernie), Jason Davies (Mary-Lou, Susan Cunningham, Christine Roy, Louise Outhawaite (Denis), Mark Davies (Gina Kelly) Patricia Boreham (Mark) and Denise and Gerry Nadon. Cherished Nana to Arianne and Jean Bernard, Curtis and Jessie, Jamie and Crystal, Sean and Mitchell, Max and Alicia and Christopher, Micheal and Steven, Michelle and Jean-Guy and Paul. Granny Lola to Alexandria. A Memoril Service will be held at Our Lady of Visitation Roman Catholic Church, 5338 Bank Street (Greely) on Friday, March 30, 2007 at 11 a.m. Followed by a gathering at 7892 Decarie Drive in Orleans. We would ask that all please say a prayer in Lola’s honour. IN lieu of sending flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry
Charles "Chuck" Robert Dickson - 04/07/2007
Suddenly at home, on Friday, April 6th, 2007 at the age of 66 years. Son of the late Charles and Ethel (Tysick) Dickson. Loving spouse of Sharen (nee White). Dear brother of Mavis, Lillian Powers, Sylvia Schafer (Howard), Richard (Cecil), Susie Mousseau (Brian), Marlene Lafrance, Joyce Gauthier, all of Ottawa and brother-in-law Bill from Montreal and the late Dorothy Freda. Loving godfather to Dean Lafrance. Special great-uncle to Austin and Nicholas Gravelle. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Tuesday, April 10th from 11am until Service time in the chapel at 1pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Percy John Dobson - 03/28/2007
July 7, 1922 - March 20, 2007 Peacefully at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at the age of 84. Son of the late John and Aurore Dobson. Dear brother of Norman (Claudette) and Roy (Roberta) and brother-in-law of Pearl. Fondly remembered by his niece Shirley and nephews Jason, Jonathon and Rodney. Predeceased by his brother Milton (pearl) and his sister Ruby Russell (late Nelson). Private funeral arrangements.
Leonard James Joseph Driskell - 04/06/2007
Peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2007 in his 75th year. Son of the late James Elms Driskell and Alice Marie Léonard. Husband of the late Roberta May Duncan of Ottawa and survived by his wife Isabel Hibbard-Dupuis. Loving father of Catherine (Calvin Palmeter) of Cambridge, Donna Driskell of Guelph, Shari (Tony Kastelic) of Toronto and Janet (Carmine Porco) of Mississauga. Proud grandfather of Cherie-Lynn and Randy Palmeter; Laura Driskell; Tanya, Brian and Scott Kastelic and Dylan, Megan and Cassidy Porco. Dear brother of Rita Savoie of Hamilton, the late Ronald Driskell of Winnipeg, Jean Bell of Ottawa and Ernest Driskell of Hamilton. Leonard loved golf, fishing and his lake home on Bass Lake in Rideau Ferry. He was in the Air Force for 20 years and a high school teacher in Niagara Falls for 20 years. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Tuesday, April 10 from 2pm until service time in the Chapel at 4pm. Reception to follow. Those wishing may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Hospice at May Court.
Allan K. Durrell - 03/22/2007
Allan K. Durrell
Dad passed away from this earth peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on Wednesday in his 85th year. “AK” as he was known to his friends and associates, was the ultimate family patriarch. As a father, grandfather, brother, cousin ... if you were family, he was always there for you regardless of the circumstances. Dad loved life in every respect be it with family, his work, his church or his community . Early in his life as a teenager, he took on the role of protector and provider with the death of his father Arthur. He watched over, loved and was loved by his sisters, the late Janet Cairns (Hugh), the late Agnes Turpin (Reg), and was the pride and joy of his mother Annie. After high school, Dad joined the Navy, and served in the North Atlantic in WWII. Upon his return he married Mom, the late Mary Helen Levoy from Pembroke, who for 50 years was his cherished wife and friend. His children, Jim (Carolyn “Sam”), Nancy McKenna (Bill), and Jennifer Berezowski (the late Bill) could never have asked for a better father . We all benefited from his love, attention and wisdom along with his famous “messages on life”. “AK” worked in Montreal for over 25 years rising through the ranks of Dominion Engineering before moving on with C.A.E. to Lennoxville as General Manager. His career took him with Dominion Bridge to St. Catharine’s, Alliance, Ohio and Janesville, Wisconsin where he was responsible for running large manufacturing plants. Dad was a great “people person” always looking for the good in people and as a result he was a mentor and close confidant to many. His motto was always “This should be a better place because you were here”, and he lived his motto daily. His active interest in his community and his church set a great example for all who were blessed to know him. He relished in the happiness, growth and success of his grandchildren, Melissa (Jason) and Michael (Sterling) Durrell, William and Mark McKenna and Matthew Berezowski. Grandpa was such a positive force in their lives and he was happy to see and hold his great-granddaughter and namesake the uncomparable Kennedy. On March 21st, 2007, we all lost a great citizen of this earth and heaven warmly received it’s newest citizen with open arms and a smile. God bless you Dad and thank-you. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, on Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Avenue (at the Queensway) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 3pm. Memorial donations in AK’s name to St. Paul’s Church - Raise the Roof Fund would be appreciated.
Alva Edwards - 04/01/2007
Passed away peacefully at the Glebe Centre on March 31, 2007 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Cecil Edwards. Loving mother of Barry (Diane), Gail (Stan Adams) and Brian (Kim). Cherished Grandmother of Trevor, Carrie-Lynne, Tracy, Crystal, Shannon and Kelly. Dear sister of the late Eldon, Lloyd and Douglas. Survived by brother Orville and sisters Zeta and Edith. Will be fondly remembered and missed by many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Alva will always be remembered for her feisty spirit and sense of humor. The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff of the Glebe Centre for the excellent and tender care provided. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday, April 5, 2007 from 10am until Service in the Chapel at 11:30am. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In memory of Alva, donations to the Parkinson Society of Ottawa would be appreciated.