Barbara Birch Graham Munro - 04/08/2007
Barbara Birch Graham Munro
1917-2007 Died peacefully on April 6th in her 89th year. Daughter of the late Dr. Stanley Newlands Graham and the late Beatrice Birch Graham of Kingston, she is survived by her three children Deborah (Lynn), Philip (Cheryl), and Leslie (Michael), her two grandchildren Ian and Andrew, her sister-in-law Barbara (Pops) Graham, and the many nieces and nephews in the Graham/Billings and Munro families. Predeceased by her beloved husband Colonel Edmund Thomas (Toodie) Munro, sister Mary Billings Ross, and brother Dr. Eric Graham. Barbara and Toodie shared a joyful and adventurous life in their military, diplomatic and public service careers. She will be remembered for her luminous charm, grace and quiet strength. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street in Ottawa at 2pm on Tuesday, April 10. In recognition of their extraordinary and loving care, and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Glebe Centre, 950 Bank Street, Ottawa, K1S 5G6 would be appreciated.
Marilyn Olmstead - 04/07/2007
On Thursday , April 5, 2007. Mother of Nicholas Olmstead (Alana Vaughan). Grandmother of Helena and Sydney Vaughan. Daughter of Jean Watt (Gillespie) of Nepean and the late James Watt. Sister of Ann Simper of Havelock, John Watt of Gloucester and the late James Watt. Aunt of James Ottley of Peterborough, David Ottley of Innisfil, and Debbie Ottley of Havelock. A Memorial Service will be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Thursday, april 12th at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Dorothy (nee Guilbault) Osmond - 03/30/2007
Peacefully at Starwood Nursing Home on Thursday, march 29, 2007 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Osmond. Dear aunt of Michele ( Alan Bowden ) and Bruce ( Judy Johnstone ). Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Monday, April 2, 2007 from 1:30pm until service time in the Chapel at 2:30pm.
Constance Pezoulas (nee Lambros) - 04/10/2007
Constance Pezoulas (nee Lambros)
Peacefully in hospital on Monday, April 9, 2007 surrounded by her family, Constance Pezoulas, age 94. Cherished wife of James Pezoulas, predeceased in 1996. Loving mother of Gus (Joanne) of Ottawa, George (Renee) of Plano, Texas and Athanasia (Peter) of Potomac, Maryland. Cherished grandmother of Jamie (Christa), Dina, Christopher, Constance, Kaci, Scott and Rick. Dear great-grandmother of Kennedy and Christian. Also survived by her brother Peter Lambros (LoreLei). Predeceased by her sister Christine Alexiade (Costica). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends in Greece, United States and Canada. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday, April 12, 2007 from 2 to 4 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m. Trisagion Prayer will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Kimissis Tis Theotoko Greek Orthodox Church, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive on Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memoriual donations to the Greek Orthodox Church would be appreciated by the family.
Elizabeth (Betty) Pittaway nee Fogarty - 03/22/2007
Elizabeth (Betty) Pittaway nee Fogarty
Peacefully on March 20, 2007 at age 80, long-time resident of Aylmer, QC and Park Place Retirement Residence. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Ron Pittaway. Betty is survived by her two loving children and best friends, Michael Yetts (Sharon) and Paula Hines (Dal) and her many adoring grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in whose lives she took great interest and gave immeasurable support. Betty was a grand lady, small in stature but mighty in her optimism and determination. Possessing the most beautiful Irish eyes and sense of humour, Betty was a teacher, a mother, a friend and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was founding member of St. Mark's Parish, and an avid reader, lover of animals and a great fan and supporter of the Ottawa Rough Riders and Senators. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod St. on Friday, March 23, 2007 between 7 & 9 p.m. A Celebration of Betty's life will beheld in the Central Chapel on Saturday, March 24th at 10 a.m. Family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice in Betty's memory.
John George Ross - 04/11/2007
John George Ross
ROSS, John George Mr. John George Ross, one of nature's true gentlemen, passed quietly to his eternal reward shortly after 1 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2007 at the Hospice at May Court. He was sixty-three. The passing of this beloved father, grandfather and friend, quiet and unassuming though he was, will leave a vacant spot in the lives of all those who had the privilege of knowing him. Mr. Ross was born in Orillia, Ontario in 1943, the son of Andrew and Saddie Ross. John's career in the military began in 1963 and saw him serving in Bagotville QC, Cold Lake Alta, Lahr Germany, Zweibruken Germany and Ottawa, Ont. John retired from the military in 1998 at the rank of Warrant Officer, but couldn't stay away from the camaraderie he found there. It didn't take long before he was manning the ADAM help desk at DGAEPM in Ottawa and interacting with Air Force members all across the country as the first point of contact for AMCROs with aircraft maintenance tracking questions. He is predeceased by parents Andrew and Sadie Ross, brothers, Andrew and Donald and sister, Francis MacKaracher. Left to mourn their irrevocable loss are his ex-wife, Marilyn Brown (Fredericton, NB), three daughters, Corina (Fredericton, NB), Wendy Bishop and husband Doug (Whitehorse, Yukon) and Vicki (Fredericton, NB), nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn are a large circle of relatives and friends. John will be sadly missed, but his spirit will live on in the special memories we cherish of him. Sincere sympathy is extended to the sorrowing family. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Rd (at Aviation Parkway) on Friday, April 13, 2007 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at the National Military Cemetery (Beechwood Cemetery), 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa with a reception afterwards at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
Paul Simard - 04/10/2007
Tragically on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at the age of 63. Loving brother of Yolande Nagy (William), Louis and the late Jean-Guy. He will be missed by his many friends and co-workers. Paul was very content with his life, with gardening being one of his passions. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 from 7 to 9pm, and on Thursday, April 12, 2007 from 9:30 am until service time in the Chapel at 11:30am. Reception to follow in the McGarry Family Reception Centre. Interment to take place Saturday, April 14, 2007 in his hometown of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec. Donations in Paul’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Jane Sless - 04/05/2007
Our dear Jane passed away gently in her sleep as Passover began, on Monday April 2nd, aged 53. Predeceased by her beloved father Henry and mother Nancy. Loving sister of David. Born and raised in Scotland, Jane lived in Bristol and in London before emigrating to Canada in the 1970's to work in community nursing, caring for her clients with her unique humour and compassion until her illness forced her to stop last year. She fought cancer with feisty vigour and passion, finding acceptance and peace in the last few weeks. She was well known throughout Wakefield for her long walks, colourful clothes, ready smile, her acting prowess with the Wakefield Players, her duties as a "Biblio Babe" in the local library and especially for her enthusiastic dancing and love of music. Jane was a fixture at the Black Sheep, and at all the music festivals in Ottawa, always the first on the dance floor, with her long grey mane swinging, and the last to leave. Thank you to the wonderful doctors, social workers, nurses and therapists at the Gatineau Memorial Hospital for their sensitive, compassionate care. Special thanks to all the loving friends and neighbours who came through with time and energy, enabling Jane to spend some of her last weeks at home, enjoying outings to her favourite places. She will be sorely missed by her cousins in Britain and her many friends here in Canada. She asks us to "laugh at the end". Visitation at McGarry Chapel, 139 Valley Road in Wakefield, Quebec on Saturday April 7th from 0:930 until service time at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, Jane would like donations to be made to the Wakefield Library, the Wakefield Players, and the Gatineau Memorial Hospital in Wakefield. "Robe her in the mantle of Thy grace, bright with the ornaments of the celestial Paradise, and, sheltering her beneath the tree of Oneness, illuminate her face with the lights of Thy mercy and compassion."
Robert Edward Smart - 03/21/2007
Peacefully in hospital, following a lengthy and courageous battle, on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in his 57th year. Lovingly remembered by his cherished daughters Natasha (Paul Rende), Pamela (Lionel Lavergne), and Angela (Jason Brown). Proud “Opa” of Michaela, Olivia, Sebastien, and Peyton, as well as Alexandre, Eric and Marie-France. Predeceased by his partner Gerry Magill. Always supported by his caring former wife and mother of his children, Gabriela (Barry Francis). Survived by his mother Marjory (the late Ian Smart), brother Gord (Alice), his niece and 3 nephews. Will be fondly remembered by his great circle of friends. The family wishes to thank all the staff of the Ottawa General Hospital from the bottom of their hearts, in particular Dr. S. Kravcik, Dr. M. Sabloff, Dr. D. Pugh, Dr. J. Seeley, Dr. T. Eapen, Dr. O. Kify and all the wonderful nurses on 8W. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Saturday, March 24, 2007 from 12noon until service time in the Chapel at 2pm. Reception to follow in the McGarry Family Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
“Dad, your courage and strength lives in each of us.”
Henrietta Annie "Etta" Steele - 03/26/2007
Peacefully at Central Park Lodge on Monday, March 26th, 2007 in her 97th year. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Henrietta Steele. Sister of the late Robert, Charles and Margaret Steele. She will be fondly remembered by three nieces, a nephew and their families. Etta was a long time employee of Canada Post and a generous community volunteer. At her request there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery.