Odette Lacelle - 03/26/2007
Peacefully at the General Hospital on March 23rd, 2007 at the age of 73. Beloved mother of Serge Lacelle (Lois Saucke) and Sylvie Nelson (Len Nelson). Cherished grandmother of Rock (Roseanne), Erin, Amy, Eric, and great-grandmother of Xander. She is survived by her sisters Marie-Paule Ouellette, Therese Desjardins, many nephews, nieces and good friends. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfiar & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway) on Tuesday, March 27th from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, March 29th from 11:30 a.m. until Service time in the Chapel at 1 p.m.
M. Lucien Laframboise - 03/28/2007
After a courageous battle with cancer, Lucien passed away on Friday, March 23, 2007 at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband of 55 years to Lucille. Cherished father of Monique (Paul), Rachel (Luc), Marc (Isabelle) and Denis (Lidia). Loving grandfather of Mathieu. He will be sadly missed by many brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. At Lucien’s and the family’s request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Friends may visit at St. Sébastien Roman Catholic Church, 1000 Frances Street on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 from 12 p.m. until service time at 1 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Dorothy Larose - 03/30/2007
Marie Azelie Dorothy Larose went to be with her Lord March 28, 2007, 2 days after her 80th birthday. Daughter of the late Albert and the late Julia Larose. Predeceased by her brother Arthur, 3 other brothers who died in infancy and her sister Margaret. Survived by her niece Joanne, cousin Annette Rivard and her friend Rita Pranschke. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Monday, April 2, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 Wilbrod Street at King Edward on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 11am. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Albert Benjamin Rutter (Bert) Lawrence - 03/30/2007
On March 28, 2007, in Gatineau, Quebec. He will be greatly missed by Lois (nee Davidson) his beloved wife of 57 years, and by his children Paula Grant (Peter), John (Ritchie), David (Elizabeth) and Andrea Gall (Eric). He will also be missed by his nine grandchildren: Wynne, Ben, Molly, Nicholas, Mary, Lucy, Emma, William and Alex. Bert is survived by his brother R.G.R. (Barney) Lawrence of Kitchener. Bert was born in Calgary, Alberta, on March 31, 1923, grew up in Ottawa and was educated at Ashbury College and at Royal Military College. Bert was a Lieutenant in the 8th Reconnaissance Regiment (8th Recce) when they landed in Normandy in the first week of July 1944. He was decorated with the Military Cross by King George VI for engineering a bridge in an advance action at the Risle River near Brionne, France. In October 1944, he was injured in a V2 rocket attack near Antwerp, but in February 1945 he returned to his regiment and saw action in Germany to the last day of the war. At the end of the war he was promoted to the rank of Captain. After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1948, Bert joined the Ottawa firm of Honeywell Baker Gibson and Wotherspoon, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1959. Bert Lawrence was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in September 1963, as a Progressive Conservative for Russell. He was appointed to the Ontario Cabinet by Premier John Robarts, as Minister of Financial and Corporate Affairs, and served in the Cabinet of Premier William Davis as Minister of Health and Provincial Secretary for Resources Development. After retiring from politics, Bert served as Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Foundation. He was appointed to the Veterans Appeal Board, on which he served for five years. He was also Lieutenant-Colonel (Hon.) 28th (Ottawa) Service Battalion. Over the years, Bert also served on the boards of Carleton University, the Ottawa General Hospital, and the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires (National Capital Division). Bert was President of the Canadian Club of Ottawa, and served on the National Executive. For many years he sang in the men's choir at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa. Bert's favorite activities were reading, discussing politics and listening to jazz. His whimsical sense of humour was manifest not only in conversation but also in short poems and small sculptures. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held in Ottawa at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church on Monday, 2 April, at 3:00 PM.
Darquise Leclerc - 04/07/2007
Peacefully on Good Friday, April 6th, 2007 with family by her side, after a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Daughter of the late Adrien Leclerc and the late Berthe Leclerc (nee Desalliers). Loving mother of Luc St-Aubin and Josee Pasian (Stefano). Proud “grandmaman” to Emilie, Olivia and Jonas. Dear sister of Jocelyne, Doris (Rolland Lalonde), Gilles, Richelle (Ronald Chartrand), Lillie (Tom Ruddell), Come (Patricia Findley), Lewis (Ginette Talbot), Clotilde (Peter Richichi), Jacinthe (Randy Hunt), Donald (Theresa Dykstra) and Andre. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway) on Monday, April 9 from 7 to 9pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 12noon in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Michael Street at Cyrville Road. Many thanks to Drs. Bev Armitage and Louise Coulombe for their compassionate care. To honour her memory, donations can be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Association (NOCA) in lieu of flowers (www.ovariancanada.org).
Maxine Helena Macpherson - 04/08/2007
Maxine Helena Macpherson
1905 - 2007 Maxine Macpherson, nee Browne, who was born on August 24, 1905 in Kingston over one hundred and one years ago, passed away after a short illness in Ottawa on April 3, 2007. Her father James Edward Browne, a member of the Royal Engineers came to Canada from Yarmouth UK and was commissioned as an officer in 1905 in the Canadian Corps of Guides, the forerunner of the Canadian Intelligence Corps. Her mother was Clara Oberndorffer, a member of a prominent Kingston Family. Maxine attended high school at Ottawa Collegiate Institute, where she was a top student and active in sports. In 1924, Maxine returned to Kingston and entered Queens University in the Faculty of Arts, receiving an honors degree in History and English in 1928. During her time at Queens Maxine continued her sports activities, particularly swimming and diving. She had ambitions to try out for the Olympics in diving in 1928, but this came to an end when she broke her nose during an exhibition dive. This did not dampen Maxine's enthusiasm for athletics and fitness, as she remained an intense tennis and badminton player and also a lawn bowler. On leaving Queens, Maxine pursued a career in teaching, taking diplomas in education and physical education at the University of Toronto. Her teaching assignment during the 1929-30 term was at Bracebridge, Ontario. In August 1930, Maxine married Dr. Robert Alexander Macpherson whom she had met at Queens and moved to St Thomas, Ontario. They had three children; Mark who is a retired engineer, living in Hemmingford QC, Roderick, who is a retired radiologist, living in Charleston SC, and Margot Whitford, a retired radiographic technologist, living in Ottawa. In 1939, she moved to Winnipeg with her family, where she was involved in many charitable activities such as a Social Welfare Counselor, a member of the YWCA executive, the White Cross Guild of Winnipeg General Hospital, and the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. In 1968, on Dr Macpherson's retirement the couple moved to Florida. In 1982, she returned to Ottawa where she remained until her death. She was predeceased by her husband in 1990, her sister Dorothy in 1980, her brother Reginald Browne in 2004, and sister Allyene Warner in 2006. Besides her three children, she is survived by her two sisters-in-law Doris Staffen and Marjorie Thompson, who reside in Toronto, eleven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. At her request there will be no visitation or funeral.
Gary Paul Matthies - 03/31/2007
Gary Paul Matthies
Gone too soon, but hopefully playing golf with Dad on the best green he's ever seen, Gary passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 29, 2007 at the age of 43. It was a brutal battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma, and Gary fought with great courage, maintaining throughout it all his wonderful sense of humour and incredible caring for others. This was a good, generous, much beloved brother, uncle, friend and co-worker. Kind, caring, generous, stubborn (in a good way), funny, playful, loyal and beloved by everyone who knew him, Gary will be profoundly missed by his sister Sharon (Andre), his brothers David (Karen) and Robert, his beloved nieces Jennifer (she's keeping the big ugly fish), Katrina and Talina, a lifetime of faithful friends, 20 years worth of Mitel Co-workers and many others whose hearts have been enriched and brightened by Gary's life. Gary's family extends deepest gratitude to all of the incredible caring nurses, doctors, volunteers and ALL staff of the Ottawa General ICU, 5-West, the Bone Marrow Transplant Team and Module L, who took such compassionate care of our brother throughout this entire journey. And a very special thanks to everyone on "Gary's Miracle Team" for being our faithful pillars of courage and strength over the past few months. Gary's life will be celebrated at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Rd. (at the Aviation Parkway) on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 from 11 a.m. until service time in the chapel at 2 p.m. (All Gary's stories welcome). In lieu of flowers, please do what Gary was so good at doing - ripple random acts of kindness and contagious laughter into your little corner of the world.
Lorna McBurnie (Reade) - 03/28/2007
Lorna McBurnie (Reade)
On Wednesday, March 28, 2007, age 88. Predeceased by her husband Ennis. Loving mother to Reade, William and Scott (Christina). Grandmother of Dane. Predeceased by brothers, Allan, Willis, and survived by her sister, Sheila Overton. A Graveside Service will be held at Capital Memorial Gardens , 3700 Prince of Wales Dr., on Friday, March 30, 2007 at 12:30pm. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
John Craig McCoy - 04/03/2007
“Jack the Painter” Suddenly at home on Friday, March 31, 2007 at the age of 53. Will be sadly missed by his son Jesse and his wife Diane. Survived by his sisters Sandra and Linda and brothers Michael and Richard. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilivie Road at the Aviation Parkway on Thursday, April 5, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Gérard Morin - 03/27/2007
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2007 at the age of 97. He was predeceased by his dear wife Madeleine. He will be missed by his children Pierre (Pierrete D'Aoust), Louise (Pierre Fortier), Victor (Susan), Josée (Howard Donahoe), John Ryan (Sheila); 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. On Thursday, March 29 at 10:15 a.m., the family will be receiving relatives and friends at St. Gabriel's Church, 45 Appleford Street. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m.