ADAMS: Ann Diana May (née Spall) of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on February 14, 2019

 

Ann Adams    (née Spall)

March 31, 1935 – February 12, 2019

 

Ann left us on February 12, 2019 at the Ottawa General Hospital following major surgery. Born in Wrentham, Suffolk, England, she was predeceased by her parents May Mumford and Charles V. Spall, and stepmother, Dorothy.

Ann leaves her loving husband of 55 years, Clifford, her children Karen (Serge Lafrenière), Eric (Razieh Pourhasan), and Carl; her grandchildren Jeremy and Sarah Lafrenière, and Daniel and Sophie Adams.

She also leaves her beloved sister, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Wall, and nephews Charles, Michael and David. Cousins and her many, many close friends in England, Ireland and Canada will surely miss her.

Ann trained as a Diagnostic Radiographer at Kings’ College Hospital in London, England, and worked in several hospitals in London, Montreal, and Ottawa. She retired from the Civic Hospital in 1996. In retirement, her major interests were her Tai Chi group and the British Isles Family History Society [Genealogy] where she made many good friends.

Family and friends may pay their respects at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa, on Sunday, February 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, 1060 Baseline Road, Ottawa, at 11 AM on Monday, February 18, 2019. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers Ann requested that donations be made  to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation/ Cancer Research or the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.”

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ontario, Ottawa

STEVENSON, Margaret Douglas of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on February 14, 2019

Margaret Douglas Stevenson (born May 23, 1932 in Edmonton, Alberta) passed away suddenly on January 27, 2019 at The Monfort Hospital at the age of 86. She was a passionate advocate for human rights, a pioneer for women in her field, and a sucker for anything remotely cat related. A funeral will not be held, as per her request. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Ottawa Humane Society or Amnesty International would be greatly appreciated. She leaves behind a niece, Jeanne Cunningham, and many beloved friends. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, Ottawa, On. Tel. 613-233-1488

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Filed Under: Ontario, Ottawa

RICHARDS: Gregory Carl of Ottawa

Posted by on January 31, 2019

RICHARDS, Gregory
( retired LCBO )

A witty, charming and affable soul. Suddenly on Monday, January 28, 2019 in his 63rd year. Greg Richards, beloved partner of the late Diana Ellis. Dear father of Jessie (Nick) and Calvin (Jennifer). Beloved grandfather to newly born grandaughter Charlotte. Son of the late Gerald Richards and Isabelle MacLeod. Dear brother of Sheila Bourgon (John). Will be fondly remembered by his former spouse Laurie Richards (Sam) and many friends and associates. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 4 until 8 PM. There will not be a service, however all are welcome to share memories and stories of Greg and celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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Filed Under: Ontario, Ottawa

SMITH: Judith Eleanor of Ottawa, ON formerly of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Posted by on January 25, 2019

Judith Eleanor Smith    (Teacher)

Suddenly on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in her 81st year.

Judy Smith (née Teakles), beloved wife and best friend of Roy.

Loving mother of Kerry (Alan Ritchie) and Tyler (Jacalyn née MacDonnell).

Dear Gramma of Erin, Cameron, Aidan and Hayley.

Survived by her sister Catherine (Charlie Higgins). Missed by many nieces, nephews and life long friends in Ottawa, Perth, Westport, Tucson, London England and across Ontario & Western Canada. She will be fondly remembered as a wonderful, loving, kind, generous person with a great sense of humour.

A visitation will be held for friends to pay their respects to the family at the Ottawa Event and Conference Centre, 200 Coventry Road (Room 106 F/G), on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1 PM at the same location. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory to a charity close to your own heart would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

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STRATE: James Richard of Ottawa, formerly of Edmonton, Alberta

Posted by on January 11, 2019

James Richard Strate

Suddenly on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in his 57th year.

James Strate, loving father of Jamin (Erin) of Oshawa, ON and Dakota (Landon) of Toronto, ON.

Former spouse of Maureen Munro.

Son of the late Mike & Beth Strate (née Romeril) of Edmonton.

Friends are invited to join the family of James, and help celebrate his life on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at The Wellington Gastro Pub, 1325 Wellington St W. from 12 until 3 PM.

Donations in memory to a charity of ones choice in James’ name, greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

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Filed Under: Alberta, Edmonton, Ontario, Ottawa

BEAUCHAMP: Mary of Ottawa, Ontario formerly of Boston, Massachusetts

Posted by on January 10, 2019

 Mary Beauchamp

Passed away peacefully on January 6, 2019 at the age of 95 years.

Mary (née Taksery) loving wife of the late Ferris Beauchamp. Caring mother to her 4 children George, Paul, Peter and Mark (Ann).

Dear grandmother of Robyn, Linden, Samantha, Stephanie, Samuel, Megan, Andrew, Breanne and Bryson. Great Grandmother to Lyla, Paisley, Bower and Charlotte. Will be sadly missed by her sister Janet (Khouri) nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Predeceased by siblings Freda, Demittry and Lillian.

The family would like to thank June, Luc and all the staff at Extendicare/Starwood for their wonderful care and compassion.

Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay and Lyon) on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 4 until 8 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral for service at 1 pm. Interment to follow at the Pinecrest Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

In memory, donations to St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral or the Family Support Group of Extendicare/Starwood would be appreciated.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Ottawa

D’SOUZA : Valerian John of Ottawa, On. Formerly of Mangalore, India

Posted by on January 7, 2019

D’SOUZA, Valerian John

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the age of 90 years.  Valerian John D’Souza, beloved husband of Rita Philomena D’Souza. Loving father of Brian (Claudette), Brenda (Anil D’Souza) and Clyde (Dr. Shaila). Proud Grandfather of Calvin, Carlton, Natasha, Andrew and Sean. Survived by his dear sister Grace Fernandes.  Predeceased by his parents Alex and Flora D’Souza, brothers William and Albert, sisters Amy and Irene.

Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass of Christian Funeral on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Maurice Parish (Perry & Meadowlands), service time 1:30 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.  In memory, donations to Cancer Centre Ottawa would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Quebec

CAMERON, Raymond of Ottawa formerly of Timmins, ON. & Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Posted by on January 1, 2019

 

 

CAMERON,Raymond

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Raymond Cameron on December 30, 2018 at the age of 82 years old.

Ray was born in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia but relocated at early age for gainful employment in the mines of northern Ontario.  Ray lived most of his adult life with Timmins as his home base.  His work in mines across Canada allowed him to provide for his family and earned him his reputation as an incredibly hard and fearless worker.  Ray ended his days in Ottawa, surrounded by family and friends. His love for Cape Breton and the farm he worked in Mabou as a young boy was ever present.

Ray is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 37 years Claudette Cameron, and his children Phemie (Denis) LaRue, Cindy (Steve) Ellis, Laurieanne (Brian) Evans, Marlene Othmer (Marc LeBeau), Nancy Othmer (Shane Barclay), Trish Othmer (Carlo Matulich).

Ray was the absolute best Grandfather to Ray (Angele), Justin (Leah), Sara (Jaime), Alexandria (Zach), Amanda (Richard), Tyler, Mitchell (Meagan), Madison and Mackenzie. Ray was also blessed to have been the Great-Grandfather to Patrick, Alyssa, Camryn, Abigail, Payton, Kendell, Macey, Ava-Lee, Emma, Ivy-Rae, Tamara, Kaiden and Taylor.

Ray is survived by his sisters Rita, Gennie, Margaret, Anne and Patricia, and his brothers Donald and Owen. He was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Euphemia (Grant); sister, Mary and brothers, Alex, Lawrence, Angus, Gerald and John.

A funeral mass for Raymond will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church at 11 am, 205 Bayview Drive, in Constance Bay.  A reception will follow at 12:30 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616, 377 Allbirch Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Foundation for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

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CLOUTIER: Thérèse of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on December 28, 2018

 Thérèse Cloutier

Passed away peacefully in hospital on December 26th, 2018 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Jacques Cloutier.
Loving mother of Richard (Ginette), Denis (Angèle), JoAnne (Michael Joy), Linda and Josée.

Cherished grandmother of James, Tony and Joshua Cloutier, Jesse and Tyler Joy, Bailey and Emily Seddon. Great-grandmother of 4.

Will be missed by her dog, George. Daughter of the late Albert and Gracia Tremblay.

Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Wednesday, January 2, 2018 from 9AM – 10:30 AM.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. George’s Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave for service at 11 AM. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home. Tel. 613-233-1488.

Those we love don’t go away,

they walk beside us every day.

Unseen, unheard, but always near;

still loved, still missed and very dear.

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Filed Under: Ontario

MacLeod: Linda Susan of Ottawa, ontario

Posted by on December 28, 2018

Linda Susan MACLEOD
(retired teacher – OCDSB)

Peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Hospice at May Court in her 72nd year.

Linda MacLeod, beloved daughter of the late Clifford MacLeod and Patricia MacLeod (née Sabourin).

Survived by her brothers Neil and Andrew (Cathryn). Much cherished aunt of Dylan (Marit), Lauren (Eric) and Colin.  Dear great aunt to Eric, Alexandra and Chloe. Lovingly remembered by many cousins and dear friends, especially Diane Miller (“Smith”).

A private cremation service will be held.

The family would like to thank Dr. Priscilla Bright and the caring and compassionate staff of the Hospice at May Court.

Donations in Linda’s memory to Hospice Care Ottawa,
114 Cameron Avenue
Ottawa, ON  K1S 0X1 would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

www.HospiceCareOttawa.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

PERKINS: Carole of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on November 27, 2018

    Marie Carole PERKINS   (née Chartrand)

 

Passed unexpectedly at her residence on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the age of 62 years, Carole Perkins (Nee Chartrand), loving mother of Michelle (Matthew), Stephen (Ekaterina), and Laura (Ian) and recent grandmother to Wesley. Survived by her siblings Christine and Guy.

Will be fondly remembered by her partner Dave, and her stepchildren, Max and Sara. Carole cherished spending time with her family at the cottage and was passionate about helping patients with dementia.

Friends are invited to pay respects to the family, share memories, and join them in a celebration of Carole’s life

at The Whelan Funeral Home,  515 Cooper Street, (between Bay & Lyon) in Ottawa on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10 AM to 1 PM.

In memoriam donations to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health are greatly appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. (613) 233-1488.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Ottawa

DURAND, Leonard of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on November 9, 2018

Leonard John DURAND

(retired Food Service Industry)

Peacefully, with his loving family by his side on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the age of 76 years. Leonard John Durand, loving father of Philippe (Prakone Vongsouneth) and Julie (Derek Sczesny) of Edmonton, Alberta.

Cherished ‘Grampa’ to his grandchildren Olivia and Jarett.

Dear son of the late Jean Louis Durand and Margaret Meagher.

Survived by his sisters Helen (Mark Charron), Pierrette (Jerry Major); and predeceased by brother John Durand.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre for their care and compassion.

Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home,  515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon)

on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Notre Dame Cathedral, 385 Sussex Drive on Wednesday, November 14 at 10 AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. Interment to follow at The Notre Dame Cemetery.

Donations in memory to Bruyère’s Palliative Care Unit,

at www.bruyere.org/give or by mail to Bruyère Foundation, 43 Bruyère St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C8 greatly appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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Filed Under: Ontario

LUSSIER, Shirley of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on October 4, 2018

 

 

LUSSIER, Shirley

(Human Resources – Public Service Alliance)

July 7, 1948 – September 18, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Shirley (Pauline) Lussier of Ottawa at the age of 70. Shirley graduated from Glebe Collegiate in the 60’s and went on to work for the Government of Canada until her retirement in 2008. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Rita Lussier (nee Bonnenfant) and Jean-Paul Lussier and her brother Randall Lussier. She is survived by her sister Christine (John McKinley). She will be forever missed by her lifelong best friend Diane Leduc; and her children Kevin and Cathy Leduc. Animals were an important part of Shirley’s life with her beloved pets Maggie, Maya and Greygrey; and the late Prissy. Shirley always had a smile and was bound to find a familiar face or make a new friend as she was a vital character in Mechanicsville and Hintonburg. Friends are invited to drop in for a chance to share in the memories of Shirley at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Saturday, October 13, 2018. A service in Memory will commence at Noon, with a time of fellowship and refreshment to follow until 3PM. Interment at a late date at Notre Dame Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Humane Society or Ottawa Food Bank greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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Filed Under: Ontario

MURRAY, Nial B. of Ottawa, Ontario born in Limerick, Ireland

Posted by on October 2, 2018

 

Passed gracefully into the hands of Our Lord with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in his 97th year. Nial Murray, beloved husband of the late Cecilia (nee Canning).  Loving father of Michael (Carol), Niall (Hatty), Mary, Sean (Alison), Kevin (Joan), Joseph (Kim) and his dear late son Daniel. Will be forever remembered by his grandchildren Patrick, Andrea, Peter, John, Ian, Thomas, Julia, Suzanna, Liam, Katelin, Anna, Lora, Daniel, Sean, Tara, Brianna, Crystal and Derek.  Cherished Great grandfather of Aili, Liam, Hunter, Avaya, Noelle, Cade, Nora, Lukas, Cecilia, Claire, Declan, Kayleigh, Tristan, Arabella, Aiden, Xander and AnnaMarie, Quentin and Drew. Survived by his brothers William and Michael Murray. Predeceased by siblings Patrick, Doreen, Bridget, Brendan, Donal, Cecil, Hugh and infant Margaret. Friends may pay respects to the family on Friday, October 5, 2018 at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (Between Bay & Lyon) from 3 to 5 PM & 7 to 9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Clement Parish (528 Old St Patrick Street), Ottawa on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Capital Memorial Gardens in the Murray family plot. Donations made in memory to The St. Clement Church Restoration Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

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Filed Under: Ontario

WILLIAMS: Charles Paul of Ottawa, formerly of Perth, ON.

Posted by on September 16, 2018

Charles Paul Williams

April 24, 1939 – September 14, 2018

Surrounded by his loving family, Ottawa Civic Hospital on Friday September 14, 2018. Formerly from Perth, Ontario, age 79. Charlie Williams, beloved and cherished husband of Betty Williams (nee Smith). Loving father of Cindy Whitehead (Kieran), Christine Williams (Gary McGee), Paul Williams (Tracy), Patti Young (Albert). Poppa to Sharilyn, Patrick (Anne), Conor (Shelby), Kyle, Carter, Robert (Courtney), Corey (Julia), Jo-leen (Steve), and Kyla. Poppa Cha and Tickle Poppa to Sophie, Alexis and Brantley. Survived by his sisters Theresa Hogan (late Bill), Katie Williams. Sisters-in-law Gwen Kyle(late George), Audrey Williams, Brother-in-law Wayne Smith (Cora). Predeceased by his parents Charles and Cora Williams, his brother Joseph and sister Mary Brady (late Pat), sister-in-law Lorraine Blair (Paul/John), brother-in-law Merrill Smith. Best friend to Patsy and the late Frank Moodie, John & Edwina Comerford. He will also be missed by many nieces , nephews and cousins. Charlie will be remembered for his beautiful voice, especially when he sang “Oh Danny Boy”, his sense of humour and his undying love for his family and friends. How blessed we all were to have had him in our lives as long as we did. A big thank you goes out to the nursing staff at the Ottawa Civic Hospital you were amazing. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday September 22, 2018 between 1-5 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bells Corners- 4026 Old Richmond Road.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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Filed Under: Ontario

WEBBER, Martyn David of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on August 7, 2018

  WEBBER, Martyn David

(Retired Surgenor Truck Centre, Service Manager)

Suddenly at home on Sunday, August 5, 2018, Martyn Webber, age 65, loving father of Alana (Brent Eritou) and Ashley (Bruno Teixeira). Predeceased by parents Doreen E. Hardwick and George S.E. Webber, both of the UK. Survived by his sister Pam (Doug Turner), Margaret Webber and predeceased by his sister Linda Webber. Will forever be remembered by his first wife Judy (nee Porter) the mother of his two daughters, his second wife Jayne (nee Lovering) and especially cherished by his best friend and partner Jayne Powers and her daughter Sophia Regimbald. Will be fondly remembered by his nieces, cousins, friends and neighbours. Martyn spent his entire 44-year career working for Surgenor Automotive Group after graduating from Algonquin College as a mechanic. He especially enjoyed his last 10 years working as Service Manager at the Truck Centre. His love of soccer, rugby, golf, and especially riding his Harley Davidson were his passions in life. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A service in memory will take place on Saturday, August 11 in the funeral home at 11 AM. Donations to The Canadian Cancer Society are greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, (613) 233-1488.

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Filed Under: Ontario

PINKE, Dale Leonard of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on July 7, 2018

 

On Friday, July 6, 2018 in his 78th year. Dale Pinke, son of the late Leonard Pinke and Ethel (nee Morin). Predeceased by his partner Joney Pairan. Dear father of Jackie (David Duggan) and Christine (Bill Griese Jr). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Emily Griese, Laura Duggan ,Hillary Griese, Rachel Duggan. Survived by his brother John Pinke. and predeceased by sister Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Puddicombe. He will be fondly rembered by his dear friend Gary Potter and Nieces and Nephews;  Dixie Pinke, John Pinke, Julie Scanlon, John Puddicombe, Jason Puddicombe, Stephen Pinke (Pre-deceased); and Great Nephew Jonathan Pinke. Friends are invited to pay respects to the family from 11am until a service at 12 Noon on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow. Internment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, Ottawa, tel. 613 233-1488.   

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Filed Under: Ontario

MURRAY, Alison M. of Ottawa

Posted by on June 24, 2018

    

It is with a deep sense of profound loss that we announce the sudden passing of Alison Marie Murray on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at The Heart Institute on Carling Avenue in Ottawa, Ontario at the age of 48. In Alison’s final hours she was in the presence of her loving sister Deborah Murray.

Alison the daughter of the late Harvey Murray and Nancy Hardy (Martini) was born on March 16, 1970 at the Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, Ontario.

Alison was a woman that had many facets. She was not only a loving Mother, Sister, Family Member and Friend she was a woman that believed in community and strived to make the lives of those around her as positive as humanly possible. Alison volunteered her time to various causes that raised social awareness and was an integral part of these worthwhile causes. Alison was also a Founding Member of an Annual event that raises awareness of Victims of Racism, Gender Inequality and Bullying.

Alison a graduate of Devry College attained her Executive Assistant Diploma in the City of Hamilton, Ontario. When Alison moved to Ottawa one of her goals was to further her education regarding her passion that she had for Computers and Technology. On May 20, 2018 Alison became a graduate of Willis College in Ottawa with Honor Roll of Distinction (90% + overall) in Network Security Professional. That was a highlight in her life as she worked diligently to attain that specific goal.

Alison was a hard worker and any employment that she has had throughout her life she gave of herself 100%.

When Alison was not studying or working she spent time reading, writing and worked on creating art projects for various holidays and functions. Alison enjoyed writing poetry about life and she had a profound style in the use of her creativity and intelligence when expressing herself with the written word.

She loved to dance and sing and was a pleasure to watch when she was exuding such joy in that moment.

Alison also loved football and baseball. The Hamilton Tiger Cats were her favorite team and she enjoyed attending the games to cheer them on.

Alison was full of life and lived it to her fullest. She had a smile that would light up any room and her infectious laugh made you want to laugh along with her.

Alison also truly enjoyed her coffee (“Timmies”) and those who knew her would tease her endlessly about her favorite beverage. However, with coffee in hand Alison enjoyed having conversations about not only the serious goings on in life but the lighter moments. Those were times that her gentle and humorous nature shined through and will be one of the many copious memories that her loved ones will have of her.

A Scottish Poem for Alison

“She is not lost our dearest love. Nor has she traveled far. Just stepped inside home’s lovliest room. And left the door Ajar.”

Alison will be sadly missed by her Step Father Paul Martini of Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Alison is survived by her Sister Deborah and Brothers Ray (Lisa, wife), Richard (Kathy, wife), Robert and pre deceased Adam. Half Sisters Tricia Martini and Lori Martini (Joe) Trapasso. Step Sister Lisa and Step Brothers Ronnie, Andy, Brian and Stephen.

Loving Mother to her son Brandon James Murray (Bryanna, girlfriend)

Loving Grandmother to Lillianna (Brandon, Father) and Arianna (Bryanna, Mother)

Loving Aunt to Domenic and Carly Trapasso (Lori and Joe, Parents) and Jessica and Chantelle (Step Sister Lisa, Mother)

Alison will be profoundly missed and forever loved by her Best Friends Nalini, Vivi and Henry. She was not only their Best Friend but she was their Sister.

Alison will be sadly missed by all whose lives that she has touched. Although she had her family and close friends Alison had a way of making anyone that she met feel welcome and a part of something special.

Alison you will always be your “Daddy’s Little Girl” (Harvey Murray)

The family and friends of Alison would like to send their sincere, heartfelt gratitude to Whelan Funeral Home for providing caring and exemplary services at this difficult time.

A Celebration of Life service was held at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street. Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. 

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Kitchener, Ontario, Ottawa

KAROVITCH, Morris of Ottawa (formerly of Montreal)

Posted by on June 17, 2018

KAROVITCH, Morris

Suddenly in Ottawa on Sunday, June 17th, 2018, at the age of 82.  Morris was predeceased by Helen (nee Gesser), his beloved spouse of over 57 years. Morris will be missed by his children Janet, Alan (Lindsay), and Susan, as well as by his four grandchildren Sam, Ian, Sophie, and Romey. Loved and adored by his dear sisters Evelyn Pinchuk (the late Saul) and Sandra Rappoport (Jeffrey). There will be a graveside ceremony on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 10am at the Kehal Israel Memorial Park (House of Israel section), 4189 Sources Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux.  Shiva will be observed on Wednesday, June 20th (details to follow).  Donations in Morris’s memory can made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ontario, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto

STEPHENS, Lola (nèe Hill) of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on June 4, 2018


Peacefully at City View Retirement Community on Friday, June 1, 2018. Lola Stephens, age 88. Beloved wife of the late Grant Stephens. Loving mother of Susan (Ron Woods). Cherished Grandmother to Krystle (Maroun Nasr), Kirt Woods (Grainne Sutton) and Kory Woods. Dear Great Grandmother of Darius, Keegan, Liam and Lana. Beloved Aunt to Tom Lawson (Shiela Casey).

Lola was the daughter of the late Mason Hill and Elimina Comrie. Predeceased by her brother Roy Hill and sister Viola Lawson.

Lola was so much to everyone who knew her, a true inspiration and support to her grandchildren. She lived a very full and happy life, she was surrounded by so many who loved and cherished her. She will always be in our hearts.

Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of life at the Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St,  Ottawa (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 10AM with a funeral service commencing at 10:30AM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the funeral home reception parlour. Interment to follow at The Beechwood Cemetery in the Stephens family plot.
Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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Filed Under: Ontario

NICHOLS, Bruce D. of Ottawa, (retired Statistics Canada)

Posted by on May 10, 2018

A Celebration of Bruce’s Life will be held on

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at

the Nepean Sportsplex

(1701 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean)  

Salons C & D  from  2 to 5 PM.

All are welcome to join together and share memories.

Bruce Nichols, Suddenly, at the age of 64 on May 7, 2018 after returning home from his daily long run. Bruce was an economist with the federal government who joined the public service after his graduation with a Bachelor of Commerce and MA in Economics form Carleton University. An avid sportsman and sports fan, he fully enjoyed golf, curling, softball, volleyball and the comradery of the many team mates and friends he made over the years, He was predeceased by his beloved mother Joan (nee Parslow) and brother George. He is survived by his father Richard John (“Jack”) Nichols, brothers John (Karin) and Glen (Tony), nephews Bradley (Amanda),  Richard (Erica), Graeme (Ashley), nieces Lisa (Darren) and Meredith,  grandnephew Griffin and sister-in-law Allison Jamieson.

His cheerful smile, kindness and generosity will be remembered and missed by all.

A private cremation and interment will take place. The family is planning for and will be hosting his many friends, former colleagues, and neighbours to a Celebration of Bruce’s Life will be held on

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Nepean Sportsplex 1701 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean

Salons C & D from 2 to 5 PM.

All are welcome to join together and share memories

Please contact Whelan Funeral Home (tel. 613-233-1488 for further details regarding Bruce’s memorial.)  Donations in memory to the Ottawa Heart Institute are gratefully acknowledged and messages of sympathy can be sent to info@whelanfuneralhome.ca.

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ROMANIUC, Anatole of Ottawa

Posted by on March 7, 2018

ROMANIUC, Anatole
February 28, 1924 – March 5, 2018


It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Anatole, at home in Ottawa, after an incredibly rich and fortunate 94 year life.  He was the loving husband of Maria Romaniuc (nee Teofilovic), proud father of Lara (Paul Saurette) and Alex (Rachel Creane), and ecstatic ‘Koko’ to his grandson Belmont (or ‘Penchyk’ as he was fond of calling him) – who always inspired bursts of laughter from Anatole…and vice versa.
His life was truly an adventure from start to finish. Born in 1924 in Ukraine (in what was formerly Bessarabia and part of Romania), he not only lost his own father early in life, but was forced to flee across Europe during the second world war, an experience that included successfully escaping both the (precursor to) the KGB and the Gestapo (twice!) and being separated from his mother and sister for 16 years because of the war. 
 
Against all odds, he managed to pursue university studies at the University of Erlangen in Germany and the University of Leuven in Belgium where he earned a Ph.D in Economics. He also undertook post-graduate training in Paris and at Princeton University.
He began his career as a demographer in the Belgian Congo, as Chief of the Demography Bureau (1953 – 1961), where he led the first population census in that country. With the independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo he joined the University of Kinshasa as a researcher while continuing to serve the Congolese Central Government in his capacity as adviser on population to the Minister of Planning and Economic Coordination.
In 1961, he was recruited to Princeton as a research associate (leading him to learn his 6th language – English) and then, in 1964, decided to move to Canada because he found it a welcoming country while visiting for an academic conference.

In Canada, he pursued an academic career as Professor at the University of Ottawa and the University of Montreal. He occupied senior positions at Statistics Canada (1968-1993), including as Director of the Demography Division.

He was Fellow of the US Population Council (1961–62), President of the Federation of Canadian Demographers and a longstanding member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. He was honored for his many contributions to international and Canadian demography with a special issue of the Canadian Studies in Population.

In 1970, while in Montreal, he met and married his love, Maria. There they welcomed their son Alex.  Soon after, they made a permanent move to Ottawa, where they welcomed their daughter Lara and made their home for the next 46 years.
Anatole retired in 1993 after a long and illustrious career at StatsCan. Never one to ride off into the sunset, Anatole immediately took up a position as an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and spent the next 20 years researching and publishing extensively – completing his final article less than a year before his death.
No matter how busy he was professionally, however, he always found time and energy to help and mentor all those around him. In fact, as his children can attest, no matter was too small for Anatole to offer some friendly advice – whether solicited or not.  As he used to say, you don’t have to ‘listen to me’, but you do have to listen to me ;)
 
We will always treasure our memories of his loving and generous spirit, as well as his ’never-say-die’ determination. 
 
Friends are invited to join the family on Sunday, March 11, 2018 anytime between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for an informal reception to share memories of his life over refreshments at The Whelan Funeral Home515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon), 613-233-1488. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Centre https://fncaringsociety.com/donate.
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WALSH: Thomas James of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on February 20, 2018

Peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his 87th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Evelyn Walsh (neé Ukrainetz). Loving father of Elizabeth (Casey Vandergrient), Patricia, Neeve, and Colleen (Colin Saravanamuttoo). Loving grandfather of Laura (Ryan), Adam, Matthew, Shannon, Jessica and Taylor. Predeceased by son James. Friends are invited to Holy Cross Church, 685 Walkley Rd . to attend a Mass of Christian Funeral on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:15 PM. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Parish Hall. In memory of Thomas and if so desired, donations to Autism Ontario would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online messages of sympathy may be sent to condolences@WhelanFuneralHome.ca

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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ROUTHIER: Marie of Ottawa

Posted by on February 19, 2018

It  is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie on February 15, 2018 after a long battle of MS at the age of 54 years. Cherished mother of Samantha Wara and loving grandmother to Luke. Loving partner of Scott Stocker. Predeceased by parents Francoise and Emile Routhier. Dear sister of Marguerite, Therese (Marcel Brazeau), Emilie (George Fyke) and Louis (Diane Smith). She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A celebration of Marie’s life will be held at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street, Ottawa (between Bay and Lyon) on Thursday, February 22 at 11 AM. Donations to MS Society of Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

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KAVANAGH, Joseph Gerard of Ottawa, formerly of St John’s Newfoundland

Posted by on January 11, 2018

KAVANAGH, Joseph Gerard

Passed peacefully away in Ottawa on January 9, 2018, in his 96th year. Predeceased by his wife Theresa (Fitzpatrick), parents Joseph and Bridget (Walsh), sisters Margaret (Jim) Murphy and Kay Pittman, and brothers Frank, Ern and William. Left with loving memories in Ottawa are his daughters Maureen Kavanagh (Meg Milne), Joanne (Kevin) Hayes and grandchildren Cameron, Duncan and Mallory Hayes. In St. John’s, Joe is missed by nephew John Kavanagh and niece Peg (John) Shea, cousin Patsy Philpott and her husband Jack, and in-laws Mary (Bill) Snow, Carmel and John Murphy and Bernadette (Jack) White, and special family friend Sheila Murray. He is also remembered by sister-in-law Sheila (Michael) Fitzpatrick in Cornwall, Ont., and many nieces and nephews. Joe found much pleasure in family, friends, nature, music and life-long learning. He especially enjoyed the time spent with family at the cabin he built. He deeply loved Newfoundland and was also blessed to spend the last 11 years in Ottawa, where he enjoyed the role of Granddad – he took a keen interest in the activities of Cameron, Duncan and Mallory, enriching their lives with advice, love and humour. Joe’s gentle strength, his dependable ways, his wisdom and his subtle humour were treasured by all who knew him. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. on January 12 at St. George’s church on Piccadilly Ave. in Ottawa, and interment will follow at a later date at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in St. John’s. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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Filed Under: Ontario

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