Alexander F. McDowell - 04/09/2004
President, South Bank Dodge Chrysler Peacefully and unexpectedly on Friday, April 9, 2004 at the age of 64 years. Devoted husband of Susan. Loving father of Kim (Gerry McGillvray), Karen (Jonathon Donaldson) and Alex. Grandpa of Maddison, Tori, Jack and Annie. Survived by his sister Ruthanne Hartnell, parents-in-law George and Ruth Loveridge, brother-in-law Ted Loveridge (Yana) and nephew Kyle. Al was a proud business owner and community supporter for over 30 years. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Monday, April 12th, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 11 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. For those wishing, donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes Foundation.
Audrey Merritt - 04/14/2004
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 11, 2004. Audrey (nee Moses) was born in Cardiff Wales in 1922. She had two sisters, Gwladys Sheldon (deceased) and Brenda Dummer of Victoria, B.C. Audrey was a wonderful wife to Eddie (married 54 years) and loving mother to Keith (Jean), Castlegar, B.C. and Brenda Ann ( John Cavacciuti) Ottawa. She was a grandmother to Tory, Kyle and Katelyn and nana to Dante, Justin and Stefan. Audrey had three sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Hazel and Helen, and a brother-in-law Daryl (deceased) plus many nieces and nephews. She was the original secretary of the Bel-Air Community Association and an active member of St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church since its inception. Audrey played tennis and she and her husband were active for many years in square and round dancing. She thoroughly enjoyed playing bridge and participating in her coffee club for 48 years. In more recent years she was an active member of the ovarian cancer support group at the Ottawa General Hospital. She made many friends. Audrey was an elegant lady with a kind and generous nature and was well known for her gift of laughter. She had the rare ability to see the best in everyone and we are the better for having known her. She will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 2112 Bel-Air Drive on Friday, April 16th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gynaecologic Oncology Fund of the Ottawa General Hospital, 510 Smyth Road, K1H 8L6 or the Palliative Care Outreach Program, 1455 Woodroffe Ave. S., Ottawa, ON K2G 1W1 would be most appreciated.
Anna Cathrine Nentwich (nee Brandhoj) - 04/06/2004
1921-2004 Peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruyère Centre, with her family by her side, on Monday, April 5, 2004 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Aarup, Denmark, Anna was blessed with a keen sense of humour and a spirit of adventure. She loved to sing and play the accordion for family and friends. She took great pleasure in her many house plants and enjoyed feeding the wildlife in her garden. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Franz, her sons Heinz (Clairellen) and Franz Werner, her brother Viktor Brandhoj (Inge) and many nieces and nephews in Denmark. Predeceased by her parents Mariane and Frederik Brandhoj, her sister Elna Jensen (Ejner) and her brother Christian. Very special thanks to the doctors, nurses and volunteers at the Elisabeth Bruyère Palliative Care Centre who treated Anna and her family with such loving care. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Friday, April 9, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday at 10am. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery.
Aurora (Laura) Nesbitt - 04/13/2004
On April 12, 2004 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 74. Beloved mother of Karen Nesbitt (Ed), Brian (Cindy) and Sandy (Chrissy-Sue). Loving grandmother of Laurel, Lee, Patrick, Braedon and Landon. Dear sister of Rose, Carmen, Tony, Gino, the late Fiorello, Edith, Marguerite and Victor. (nee Diorio)Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Friday, April 16, 2004 from 12noon until Service time in the Chapel at 1pm with reception to follow. For those who wish donations may be made to the Good Companion Seniors Centre 670 Albert Street, Ottawa, On K1R 6L2 or to Dominion-Chalmers United Church.
Sharon Ann Nowak (nee Stokely) - 04/08/2004
July 22, 1951 - April 8, 2004 Peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruyère Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer, in her 53rd year. Widow of John Steven Nowak. Beloved partner of Keith Miller of Sudbury. Dearly loved mother of Natasha of Ottawa. She will be lovingly remembered by her mother Genevieve Winter of Melborne, Florida; sister Elizabeth Stokely of Ottawa, Michele Sauter (Harold) and her family of Ottawa and brother Michael Stokely (Anna) of Toronto. Sharon will be fondly remembered by her Uncle Bob and Aunt Pat and their family of Ottawa and her Aunt Judy of St. Catharines. Survived by her sister Deborah of Thorald. Predeceased by her father David Stokely. The family wishes to express their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Elisabeth Bruyère Health Centre for their care and compassion. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Sunday, April 11, 2004 from 7 to 9pm and after 9:30am Monday until a Service of remembrance in the Chapel at 11am. Memorial donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre or the Elisabeth Bruyère Health Centre would be appreciated.
Dr. David R. (Dan) Offord - 04/10/2004
Recipient of the Order of Canada, Director of Offord Centre for Child Studies and Director of Christie Lake Camp. Peacefully at home on Saturday, April 10, 2004. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Jager) and loving father of Karen (Dave), Michael, Jennifer (Kennedy) and Stephen (Jessica). Step-father of Caroline and Janeen Parkin and cousin of Kathleen Rockburn. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Elgin Street at Somerset on Wednesday at 1pm. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Christie Lake Camp would be appreciated.
O. Winifred Olley - 04/06/2004
Passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday April 6, 2004 in her 74th year. Dear daughter of the late Pastor George and Ethel Olley. Loving sister of the late Evangeline (Ron Scharfe). Beloved aunt of Roslyn (Jim Burkett) and Jocelyn (Mark Kakkuri) and great aunt of Harrison, Jack, Grace and Elliot. Also Survived by her cousins Norma (Cliff Bauman) and Renée Kinsinger and her dear friends Phyllis and Jacques Farley and Gerrie and Bob Stevens. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday April 8, from 12noon until service time in the Chapel at 2pm. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery.
Karen Pettigrew - 04/09/2004
On Tuesday, April 6, 2004. Dear daughter of Howard (deceased 1976) and Dorothy (deseeded 1987). Sister to Janice Shaw of Dorset in Muskoka. Stepmother to Ann Ford of B.C. and the late Janet Solc. Loving aunt to Graham Shaw of Burlington, ON. Step-grandmother of Chris & Katie Solc of Ottawa. A distinguished educator for the Ottawa Carleton Board of Education and the Ottawa Board of Education. A good friend to the residents and staff of Park Place Retirement Residence, Ottawa. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Pinecrest Chapel, 2500 Baseline Rd on Friday, April 23, 2004 at 2pm followed by a reception. Funeral arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Thanks to the staff at May Court Hospice for making her short stay so comfortable. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or May Court Hospice would be appreciated by the family.
Patricia Eileen Potter - 04/10/2004
Peacefully at home on Friday, April 9th, 2004 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Oliver James Potter. Cherished mother of Ron "Scotty" Potter and Glenda (Doug Neely). Loving grandmother of Chantal (James McConnery) and Cory Villeneuve. She will be greatly missed by great-grandchild Jaime Cassandra. Funeral arrangements in care of the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Michael Harold Rayner - 04/01/2004
FCA President of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants 1992-2001 Unexpectedly at home in Ottawa, ON, on March 30, 2004 in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Susan Elizabeth (Crawley). Proud and loving father of Jonathan (Heather Strome), David (Nicole Sanborn), Michael, and Sylvia. He was predeceased by his son Paul. Also mourned by brothers David (Clare) and John (Ann), and sisters Phoebe (David Gowdy), Janet (Robert Whillans) and Catherine (Bruce Ripley). A cherished uncle, son-in-law, brother-in-law, fellow hiker, friend and colleague. Michael's life was driven by a strong sense of public duty, which he learned from his father and mother at an early age. His career is witness to this quality in both the public and private sectors. He shouldered heavy responsibilities, never seeking the limelight. This he balanced with strong and supportive love of his family, his friends and his church. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to the late Vice-Admiral Herbert S. Rayner and the late Betty G. Rayner, Michael graduated from Carleton University, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1969, and was elected a fellow of the Institute in 1982. Beginning in 1970, he worked for various arms of the Canadian federal government, served as Executive Secretary of the Independent Review Committee of the Office of the Auditor General, and was appointed Acting Auditor General of Canada from September 1980 to March 1981. He later became partner-in-charge of the Ottawa office of Price Waterhouse Associates (1982-85), Comptroller General of Canada (1985-87), and senior partner with Deloitte & Touche, Toronto (1988-92). Michael then served as President and CEO of the CICA from 1992-2001. The International Federation of Accountants, as well as provincial and international institutes, benefited from his dedicated involvement over these years. In semi-retirement, he sat on the Auditor General's Panel of Senior Advisors, and on the Board of the Audit and Accountability Committee of the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency. Michael was a member of the national executive of St. John Ambulance as Treasurer (1976-80) and Registrar (1982-92), and a Commander in the Order of St. John. An active member of the Anglican Church, Michael's spiritual life deepened during many wonderful years at St. Clement's Eglinton in Toronto, where he twice served as Warden. His move back to Ottawa in 2002 brought him to St. Matthew's parish, where he sang as a choirboy in his youth. A member of the Audit Committee of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, Michael's faith and dedicated service to God shone through in all aspects of his life. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod St., Ottawa, on Friday April 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 3, from 10-11:30 a.m. Funeral service at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 217 First Ave., Ottawa on Saturday, April 3, at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Rupert Union Cemetery.
Elizabeth "Beth" Ann (nee Davies) Saunders - 04/13/2004
National Revenue-Customs Ret'd. Peacefully in hospital, at the Ottawa General Campus, on Sunday, April 11, 2004. Beloved wife of Alan. Dear sister of Hugh Davies and his friend Fay Owens of Oxnard, California, Clara Hallahan of Carleton Place, John Davies and his wife Doreen of Belleville. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Thursday, April 15, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and after 11 a.m. Friday until the Service time in the Chapel at 2 p.m., the Reverend Canon Leonard J. Baird officiating. Reception to follow. Interment at Capital Memorial Gardens later. Memoriams to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated.
F. Hugh Schultz - 04/06/2004
Peacefully at Island Lodge on Monday, April 5, 2004, age 76. Beloved husband of Sylvia. Loving father of Karen Britchford (Lang) and David (Desni). Dearest grandfather of Paulina, Christian and JoAnna. Special thanks to the staff at Island Lodge for the years of their care and compassion. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. A reception will follow. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Island Lodge Donors Trust, 100 Island Lodge Road, Ottawa,ON. K1N 5M2 would be appreciated.
Melva Leslie (nee Tubman) Scott - 04/14/2004
Artist, Accomplished Wood Carver On Monday, April 12, 2004 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Byrne Scott. Loving mother of Sharon (Toni Burzotta) of Guelph, Kathryn (Tim Jamieson) of Kingston and Rebecca Scott of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Sandy, David, Emma, Christine and Adam. Funeral Service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery Chapel, 280 Beechwood Avenue, on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 2pm. with interment to follow. In lieu of flowers donations in Melva's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa Carleton, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Heywood Roderick "Rod" Scott - 04/16/2004
Died in his sleep at Villa Marguerite on Thursday, April 15, 2004, in his 78th year. Dear son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Richard Scott. Cherished brother or Mrs. Gertrude Karam and the late Mrs. Lillian Wagstaff. Rod was a long time dance instructor in Ottawa, as well as a portrait painter. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and students. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Sunday, April 18, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, April 19, 2004 at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Beechwood Cemetery.
John Stewart (Stu) Scullion - 03/27/2004
Passed away peacefully on March 19, 2004 at the Ottawa General Hospital at the age of 76 years. Stu is survived by his wife Betty Lou, children Michael, Cynthia and Jeffrey and his sister Grace. He was predeceased by his son John and sister Lucy. Stu was employed at The Ottawa Civic Hospital for 34 years until his retirement on 1986. Friends are invited to a Memorial gathering at the Reception Centre of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 328 McLeod Street on Friday, April 23 from 6 to 10pm.