Charles Wilfred Blain - 02/28/2008
An inquisitive mind has been silenced. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Wilfred Blain. Dear husband for 63 years of Dawn (nee Bateman); beloved dad of Christine and Robert of Ottawa, David (Lori) of Surrey, BC, and the late Richard of Petawawa; cherished grandpa of Kelli Lynn (Luc), Jessica, Michael, Shawna, Stephanie, and Laura; and great-grandpa to Meaghan and Emma. Wilfred was born in St. Catherines on February 12, 1922. He joined the RCAF in 1942 and became a pilot instructor in the Commonwealth Pilot Training Program. After the war he graduated from the University of Toronto in Aeronautical Engineering and re-entered the RCAF. Postings included France, Germany, RMC (Kingston), Trenton, Ottawa, and St. Hubert. He retired as a Lt. Colonel (Wing Commander). He then served for 16 years as Chief Administrative Officer for the Ottawa Public Library. After retirement he volunteered with Friends of the Public Library. Wilf enjoyed golf and especially curling. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at Aviation Parkway on Friday February 29th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 1, at 2 pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Elisabeth Bruyere Palliative Care Unit or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Many thanks to the staff of 5E of the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre for your compassionate care of Wilfred during his time with you.
Alan Bland - 03/16/2008
Retired President, Defence Construction Limited Peacefully at Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth, Ontario, Alan (Joe) Bland on March 15, 2008. Beloved companion of Muriel (Whyte) Turner. Predeceased by dear wife Sylvia Frith, parents Charles & Ethel Bland and brother Ward. Sadly missed by daughter Susan (Shane Stueck), son Peter (Karen), brother Larry and granddaughters Charlotte, Samantha, Alice, Laurel, Jessie & Marina. Also missed by Muriel’s children; Pam & David Turner as well as by family and friends from Ottawa Point. Friends and family are invited to visit at the Blair & Son Funeral Home in Perth, Ontario on Wednesday, March 19 th from 1-3 p.m. as well as the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Wednesday, March 19th from 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held in the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry on Thursday, March 20th at 1:00 pm. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions to the Christie Lake Camp or the Conservation Areas Fund of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation would be appreciated. To express online condolences or for further information please call 613-233-1143.
Agnes "Nessie" Brisco - 03/07/2008
Nessie, passed away at the age of 90 on March 4, 2008 in Arborstone Nursing Home, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Raised in Maybole Scotland, Nessie came to Canada in 1941 as the young warbride of the late Howard C Brisco. She is survived by her daughter Patricia (Paul) Lametti and her son Creighton(Valerie) and grandsons Craig, Daniel, Dawson, Brendan and Trevor. A loving mother who was dedicated to her family and who in her later years derived her greatest enjoyment from following the lives and significant achievements of each of her five grandsons. The family especially wishes to express their deeply felt appreciation for the kindness, the personal care and the friendship the staff at Arborstone provided Nessie throughout her stay at the home. There will be no visitation in Halifax at the family’s request. A Church Service however, will be held for Nessie in early summer in Ottawa, the city our mother and father came to regard as home and where many of their closest friends continue to reside. Arrangements in the care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa.
Emile Chevrier - 03/01/2008
The centre of our universe left us after a long and very courageous battle against cancer. He passed away peacefully on Friday, February 29th, 2008 at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre. Loving husband of June and cherished father of Peter, Andrew (Nancy), Jim (Tracy), Ann (John) and Donna. Predeceased by brothers Lawrence, WWII, RCAF, (1945); Leonard (1955) and Leo (2006). He is survived by his brother Raymond (Edna). Proud grandfather of Amiet, Kyla, Paul, Andrea, Joelle and Jenna. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave., on Monday, March 3rd, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 4th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, for those wishing, please consider a donation to the restoration of St. Raphael's Church, Glengarry.
Robert Gardiner Conley - 03/12/2008
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Phyllis(nee Brown). Devoted father of Brian(Lorrie), Janet(Scott) and Paul. Proud grandfather of Samantha, Caitlin, Christopher and Eric. He will be missed by his sister Phyllis Rose (Gerald). Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Monday, March 17th from 7 to 9pm. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 18th at 11:30 am. In lieu flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A special thank you to all the Doctors caregivers and staff at St. Vincent Hospital for their compassionate care.
Sidney Dain - 03/14/2008
At home on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the age of 77. Loving father of Eric, Brenda and Jason( Adrienne). Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Emma and Seth. Dear brother Irving ( Joyce ) of Hamilton, ON. Uncle of Steven and Rob(Cathy). A Graveside Service will be held at the Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street on Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 10:30am.
Marion Isabell Dewar - 03/11/2008
Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on Monday, March 10, 2008 at the age of 83. Beloved daughter of the late Hugh and Mary Dewar. Cherished sister of Sadie MacDougall( the late Dougal) and the late Elizabeth Dewar. Dear aunt of Peter MacDougall, Linda Thompson and great aunt to Perry, Jeffrey and Darwin. Private family arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
James (Monty) Dumont - 03/10/2008
Flight Lieutenant (retired) James Kenneth (Monty) Dumont filed his final flight plan on Friday March 7, 2008. He leaves behind his beloved co-pilot, Constance Ruth (Connie) and his flight crew of Candice (Guy Levy), Ken (Becky), Wade (Wendy), Greg (Diane), and Geoff (Roxan). They along with his 13 grandchildren, Michael, Duncan, Colleen, Melissa, Meredith, Rebecca, Erik, Caroline, Genevive, Nicholas, Emilie, Natalie, and Daniel, will miss him greatly, but wish him well in his travels. Safe flight Monty. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave. on Wednesday March 12, 2008 at 1:30 pm with service at 2:30 pm. Donations made to the charity of ones choice, in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated by the family.
Walter Faigan - 03/14/2008
After an 11 year fight with cancer (NHL) at the Ottawa General Hospital on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the age of 60. Beloved husband of Lynn “Marilyn”. Loving father of Joshua and Step-father of James McKimm ( Lori ). Grandfather of Camden. Dear brother of Eddie ( Aggie ) and Faigie. Son-in-law of Midge and Al Gunn. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A Private Family Graveside Service will held at the Jewish Community Cemetery, Osgoode. A celebration of Walter’s life will be held at a later date. A special thank you to Dr. Huebsch, Dr. Anstee, Dr. Giddings, Dr. Cardinal, Dr. MacDonald, Richard, David and to the Staff of the 5th floor medical daycare, for their incredible support throughout Walter’s battle. In Walter’s memory his Kiwanis Club of Orleans will be establishing a fund for Bone Marrow Transplant Research.
Elizabeth Deane Ferguson (nee Davis) - 03/04/2008
Peacefully at home on Saturday, March 1, 2008 age 76 years. Beloved wife of Harold for 54 years. Loving mother of Heather Bolton (James) and the late Harold James Ferguson. Cherished grandmother of Mitchell and Lindsay. Dear sister of Maxine Davis of Calgary and the late Rod Davis. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Pinecrest Cemetery Chapel, 2500 Baseline Road. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.