Robert (Bob) James Donaldson - 06/03/2007
Robert (Bob) James Donaldson
February 11, 1927 – June 1, 2007
"United We Stand, Divided We Fall"
With great sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful man. He was the beloved and loving husband of 49 years to the late Jean Smith, and a devoted father of Brenda (Roger Sarty), Ian (Deborah Scott), and Sheila (Rob Fisher). Predeceased by his parents Robert Donaldson and Ellen Mellish, his sisters Elsa (the late Wally Bosas), Rose, Edna O’Leary and Laura Hirtle, and his brothers Gordon (Rose), Harry, Doug and Cecil. Cherished brother of Evelyn, Diane (Michael Iles), Wilfred, Ellen (the late Ernie Mash), and Joan. Brother-in-law of Helen and Arnold Beaudoin, Merle and Marcel Martin, Doris Sinden, Jack and Gina Smith, and the late Mary and Archie MacMillan. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bob was a man with a thirst for knowledge, an appreciation for education and an enormous love and loyalty for his family. He was a constant source of support and encouragement to his children, always believing in them, and instilling in them a strongly held work ethic and high personal standards – "If you know, in your heart, that you’ve done your best, that’s all you can ask of yourself." He was curious about the world and, upon leaving the family farm in Buckingham, Quebec, he had adventures "riding the rails," traveling to Western Canada, working on various farms, in logging camps, and fighting forest fires. He later fell in love with the spirited Jean Smith and began a family. While holding a full-time job, Bob also pursued studies to become a hydro electric station operator, becoming a long-time employee of Hydro Quebec, in Chelsea. He took life seriously, but there was always a silver vein of humour that would surface in unexpected moments, especially in his later years. Friends and family are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue on Thursday, June 7th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., followed by a short reception. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Templeton United Church, 942 Notre Dame Street, Gatineau on Friday at 1:00 p.m., interment at Dunning Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Research Fund of Canada. Bob will be so sorely missed, but he is now reunited with his beloved Jean. Love you always, Dad. ‘Til we meet again.
Julian Ducceschi - 05/24/2007
Ottawa Board of Education
Peacefully at the Alta Vista Manor on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of the late Jocelyne (nee Boileau). Loving father of Celina Long (Ron) of Chicago, and Sylvia Ducceschi (Jay Slater) of Vancouver. Cherished grandfather of Evan, Olivia, and Nathan, Josse, Sasha. Survived by his sister Louise Ducceschi. Julian will be missed by his companion Pauline Bazdell, as well as her children and grandchildren. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Sunday from 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 11:30am. Reception to follow in the McGarry Family Reception Centre. In Julian’s memory, donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated by the family.
Michel (Mike) Frank - 05/28/2007
Michel (Mike) Frank
It is with a sad heart that we let you know that Mike died at home peacefully, no longer in pain and finally at peace. With the love of his life and partner, Nici, by his side on Saturday May 26, 2007. He leaves behind his mom Therese Globensky, his dad Don Frank (Dianne), his sister Natasha (Ian Clyde), his in-laws Karel and Ella Rohacek, nephew Garett, niece Avery and Simone, aunts, uncles and his many special friends. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at the Aviation Parkway) on Tuesday, May 29 from 11:00 a.m. until service time in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Our gratitude goes to Dr. Kravcik, Dr. Seely and Lucie Lacasse for always being there for Michel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hemophelia Research Department.
Kathleen Gay (née Anderson) - 05/25/2007
Décédée paisiblement à l’hôpital Queensway Carleton, le 24 mai 2007, à l’âge 83 ans. Elle était l’épouse de feu Jean Émile Gay. Elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants: Jacques Anderson Gay (Anita Lazor), Jean Robert Gay (Jocelyne Pelchat), Anne Gay (Marc St-Martin). Elle était la grand-mère «Nana» de 5 petits- enfants: Marc Alexandre, Stéphanie, Tanya, Alexandre et Claude. Elle fut prédécédée par ses parents: Sam Anderson et Marie Maude McClinton et ses frères: Lawrence et Clinton. Elle laisse aussi plusieurs nièces, neveux et ami(e)s. La famille désire remercier très spécialement, les infirmières, infirmiers et docteurs de l’hôpital Queensway Carleton pour leur dévouement.Au lieu de fleurs, la famille souhaite que des dons soient fait à l’organisme de charité de votre choix. Il n’y aura pas de visites au salon. Une célébration privée aura lieu à une date ultérieure.
Margaret Ann Gillies - 06/04/2007
On June 2nd 2007, beloved wife of Dr. Richard R. Gillies, in her 75th year. Dear mother of Bruce (Wendy Totten), John, Elizabeth & Martha. Loving grandmother of Steven, Merrin & Robbie Gillies. Sister of John Crain (Florence) & Judith Dinsdale-Tape (Norman). No visitation. Service of thanksgiving at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, corner of Kent & Wellington, 11 a.m. June 9th, with reception following to celebrate her life. Private family graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice at May Court, Ottawa Salus or St. Andrew's Church. Her love, courage & strength inspire us. She will be dearly missed by all.
Thea (nee Schatz) Ginsburg - 06/03/2007
Cherished wife and beloved friend for 60 years of Martin, passed away on June 2nd, 2007, at the Ottawa Heart Institute. Thea was the treasured mother of Joan (Paul Katzeff), Janet (Eric Cohen), Andra, Merle, and Joel (Yuriko Futaki) and dearly loved grandmother of Jonah, Molly, Emma, and Rie. Thea was born in Toronto, the daughter of Alexander and Rose Schatz. Thea was a fine athlete; a strong swimmer, tennis player, and skier. She served as a Wren in the Navy during WWII and was stationed overseas at Bletchley Park in London. After the war, Thea worked as a model and part-time secretary in a dress factory. She was a voracious reader, a lover of the arts, and deeply committed to social issues. She derived enormous pleasure from faithfully listening to Saturday Afternoon at the Opera. She was devoted to her many relatives and friends. Sincere thanks to the caring staff at Hillel Lodge. Donations may be made to Hillel Lodge or the Parkinson Society of Ottawa. A Funeral Service will be held in the New Jewish Community Cemetery Chapel, Osgoode, ON on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 1 pm. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
David Adrien Godin - 06/08/2007
Peacefully with his family at his side, on Thursday, June 7, 2007, age 77 years. Beloved husband of Madeline (nee White), father of Joseph (Valerie), Paul (late Nancy) and Anne Marie Gill (Mark). Proud grandfather of David (Marta), Justin and Sabrina. Predeceased by his parents Hector and Evelyn (Sylvester) Godin, formerley of Pembroke, Ontario. Dear brother of Wilfred (Helen), Marjorie (Eric), Lucille (late Stan) and predeceased by Frank (Lorraine), Maurice (Coris), Aline (late Jack), Marie Jeanne (late Clair), Emile (Joanne), Daniel (Theresa), Hector (Maria), Tonie (late Joseph) and Joseph (late Mary). Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road after 11am Monday, June 11th, 2007 until service time in the Chapel at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre, 43 Bruyere Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C8.
Elizabeth (Betty) Harrigan - 06/05/2007
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Elizabeth (Betty) (Betty-Lou) Harrigan on Saturday, June 2, 2007. Beloved mother of Noreen and Sandy (Steve) Sarazin. Cherished "Gran" of Maeve . Predeceased by loving husband Norbert Harrigan. Survived by sisters Margaret (Lowell) Montague and Marilyn (Reg) Caley, brother-in-law Roger (Betty) Harrigan, sister-in-law Shirley (Mert) Buzzell, brothers Jim and Garry (Chris) Ryan and many nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her cherished and devoted best friend Mary Jane Lacombe and her beloved companion and dancing partner Jos Cleary. Her caring heart and zest for life will be sadly missed by her family and all of her many friends. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at Aviation Parkway on Tuesday, June 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 6 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of the Ephiphany, 1290 Ogilvie Road on Thursday, June 7 at 11 a.m. Sincere thanks to Dr. Goel, Dr. Seely, Dr. Condon and all the caring nurses and staff at the General. Mom, we love you forever.
Derek Hasler - 06/05/2007
Suddenly on Sunday, May 27, while on vacation in Sicily, age 75 years. Dearly loved husband of Betty for 50 years. Also survived by 2 brothers James and Malcolm (Valerie) and 1 sister, Lorna Craigie (William) all of England. Derek was an active member of the Kanata Seniors Camera Club, a bird watcher with the Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club and a volunteer at the Nepean Museum. He also enjoyed a career in the Federal Government retiring from the Department of Health and Welfare. Friends may attend a Memorial Reception to celebrate Derek’s life from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Sunday, June 10, 2007. Those wishing may make donations to Doctors Without Borders 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402, Toronto, ON, M5S 2T9.
Kazuye (Kaye) Hayashi - 06/05/2007
Peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at New Orchard Lodge, Ottawa, age 93. Born Kazuye Hirabayashi in Vancouver, widow of the late Eiichi, mother of Louise (Peter Haynes) Scottsdale, June (Cam Hubbs) Ottawa, Susan (Ken Buck) Chelsea, Patrick (Marlene Duffy) Toronto, and Michael (Noreen Hoita) Toronto. Fondly remembered Obaachan of Brian, Noriko and David Hubbs; Craig and Kimiko Haynes; Ian and Jennifer Buck; Jay, Kevin and Amy Hayashi. Great Obaachan of Brandon Haynes; Claire, Owen and Ian Hubbs; Sam and Jack Gilbert; Miles Kenji Buck. At Kaye's request, there will be no visitation; a family service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto at a later date. Her family extends heartfelt thanks to the caregivers and the medical staff at New Orchard Lodge for their kindness and support. In Memoriam donations to New Orchard Lodge, The Trans Canada Trail or charity of choice will be appreciated by the family.