Ambrose Augustine Atkins

22-Nov-1933 – 06-Jun-2021

Chief Warrant Officer (Ret’d) Ambrose Augustine Atkins, MMM, CD

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ambrose Atkins on June 6, 2021 at the age of 87, peacefully and at his home in Ottawa.

Ambrose was devoted to his beloved wife Edna for 63 years. Cherished and loving father of Jim (Franca), Lisa (Tom), Dave (Heather), Leigh (Paddy), and Laura. Proud and doting grandfather to Andrew (Amber), Travis (Becky), Brady (Megan), Julie (Mark), Heather, Maggie, Vanessa, Danny (Brianna), Marco and Roberto. He will be greatly missed by his sisters Kay (Gerry) and Marjorie (James), brother Ronnie (Burnese), brother-in-law Sid, and sisters-in-law Pat and Norma. Always ready with a quick smile, corny joke, and kind words, he will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Ambrose was predeceased by his parents, Jimmy and Catherine; and siblings Simon, Butch, and Florence.

Born and raised in Charlottetown, PEI, Ambrose joined the Communication Research branch of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1952. He retired from the RCN in 1976 having achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He then worked at the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) in Ottawa from 1976-1995. In 1973, Ambrose was invested into the Order of Military Merit for exemplary service to Canada.

In retirement, Ambrose assisted the efforts of Campaign Life Coalition and dedicated his time to programs such as the annual Coins for Life campaign and National March for Life. He was a longtime parishioner at St Patrick Basilica and active in roles such as pro-life representative, choir member, and offertory collector. Ambrose and Edna worked tirelessly to bring Catholic books and literature to parishioners for many years in their monthly pop-up book store in the old baptistry, a precursor to the current book and gift shop at St Patrick Basilica. He held longtime membership with the Royal Canadian Legion, and the Old-Timers Associations of the Supplementary Radio System and CSE.

A “Spud Islander” to the end, Ambrose had a passion for all things related to Prince Edward Island and was happiest when visiting “home”. He dearly loved his family, his faith, fishing, and hockey, not necessarily in that order.
The family sends a heartfelt thank you to Dr Shamim Taherzadeh whose compassionate care for Ambrose in the last months of his life ensured that this humble and simple man could stay at his home with his family until God took him unto Himself. We also thank the palliative care team of PSWs and nurses for their outstanding dedication. A special thank you to Pamela, whose loving care of Dad brought him much peace and joy.

Due to current restrictions, visitations are by invitation only. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 15th at St. Patrick Basilica, 220 Kent Street, Ottawa. Livestreaming of the service will be provided (link will be provided)

In memoriam donations may be made to Campaign Life Coalition or a charity of your choice.


Neil J. “Mac” MacAskill

29-Apr-1932 – 06-Jun-2021

Age 89 It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Neil on June 6, 2021 at the Dartmouth General Hospital.

Neil was married to Joyce (Cameron) for 66 years, who unfortunately passed away in 2019. Neil was born in Arvida, Quebec to Roderick and Alice MacAskill in April 1932.

He was predeceased by sisters Sadie and Viola and is survived by his siblings, Hugh (Barb), Victor (Margie), Winston (late Racheal) and sister Bernice (Bill) Naylor; sons Dan (Patricia) and Tom; beloved grandchildren Jeff and Kimberley (Sheldon) Lidstone; great grandchildren Paige, Anthony and Ethan Lidstone.

Neil had a 41 year career in the Canadian Armed Forces. As a young seaman in 1950, he started his career in Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands. Dad was a crew member on many ships in his early career, one in particular being HMCS Labrador. In 1954 it became the first large Canadian ship to circumnavigate the Northwest Passage and then rounded the continent. It was a total of 18,000 miles. Retiring as Master Warrant Officer in 1975. He said one day he took off his uniform and the next day he transferred to the Supplementary Reserve and took on the role of teaching communications until his official retirement in 1992 as Chief Petty Officer 2.

In he early days Neil participated in coaching ball, hockey and was involved in Scouts. Upon retirement Neil was involved with Halifax Wildlife Association and was a big participant in organizing the first Fish-a-Rama for children at Red Bridge Pond in Dartmouth. This ended up being a yearly event held in June. Neil and Joyce were very involved in Dartmouth Volksmarching. They were also early morning risers counting and watching out for the Piping Plovers. Neil was also very proud of his own locker at the Dartmouth Sportsplex as he was one of the original members.

Neil had his own piece of paradise on Soles Lake, Chezzetcook. He always loved the water and he would be in the water swimming before the ice was out. He had a friendly wave for every passer by and those who were lucky to stop by were greeted with a smile, a joke or two and just maybe a little something to quench your thirst. Due to current COVID restrictions a celebration of Neil’s life will be held at a later date. A private family burial will be held. Memorial donations in Neil’s memory can be made to Diabetes Canada.


Larry Thivierge

1937 – 2021

Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on Friday January 1, 2021 at the age of 83. Loving husband of Dawn Fossmark for 62 years. Cherished Dad of Peter (Susan), Andrew and Paul. Beloved Grampa of Sera, Jared (Kate), Hannah, Stephanie and Michael. Dear great-grandpa of Madelyn and Seth. Dear brother in law of Peter Fossmark. Predeceased by his parents Pete and Evelyn and his brother Gerald.

Larry was a veteran of the Canadian Navy and was involved in radio operations for 5 years. He was then employed by the Federal Government in the Department of Communications. He then became an amateur Ham radio operator and was known by the call sign VE3GT. He was the past section communication manager for Northern Ontario for many years. Larry and Dawn also enjoyed travelling to Florida and spending time there relaxing and golfing. He will fondly remembered by all of his friends.

A private visitation and service will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home. Donations in Larry’s name may be made to Kidney Cancer Canada, Renfrew Victoria Hospital or the Arthritis Society. Online condolences/donations may be made at


Clare O’Brien

May 27, 2021

O’Brien, Clare Francis (Finley)

With great sadness we announce that Clare passed away peacefully at the Winchester Hospital on Thursday May 27, 2021 with friends and family close by at the age of 82. Daughter of the late Michael and Alice Finley (Maloney) and beloved wife of the late Ron O’Brien (2004), Aunt to Alex (Kit) O’Brien and Jessica (John) Hilborn.  She was a close family friend of Doris (late Gord) Morrow and her children. She will be missed at family gatherings. Clare had a passion for sports and could be found in the curling rink all winter and on the golf course all summer. She had a heart of gold, didn’t care what anyone thought, loved talking politics and sports, and was a farm girl at heart. If desired donations made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, 566 Louise St. Winchester, ON K0C 2K0 would be appreciated. The funeral Service may be viewed on the Daley Family Funeral Home facebook page on Saturday June 5 at 10 am.


Stephen Patrick Madigan

April 6, 1955 – May 5, 2021

Passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at University Hospital, London, in his 67th year after an automobile accident on April 24, 2021. Dear son of Thomas and Amy Madigan. Cherished father of Lee Madigan Mitchell, and Matthew Madigan Mitchell (Fiona). Loving grandfather of Stefanie and Georgia Mitchell. Beloved brother of the late Paul Madigan (Katherine), Frances Weber (Peter), Margaret Beauchamp (late Edward “Ted”), Beatrice Fradette (late Lawrence Laurent), Carl Madigan (Peggy) and Marilyn Allen. Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of Stephen’s life will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, Woodstock (519-539-0004). Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed at


Peacefully at Trillium Ridge Care Community on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in his 54 year. Beloved son of John and Jocelyne Ezard. Cherished brother of Angela Tessier and Lynn Shorts. Cherished uncle of Maria (Keenan) Papps, David Tessier (Rachel), Katharine Tessier (Cole)and Micah Shorts and great-uncle of Caleb and Jack, Olivia, Joey and Isabelle. Fondly remembered by his many relative and extended families. Due to Covid, the visitation and Mass will be for the family only. For those wishing, donation to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Canadian Cancer Society or the Princess Margaret Hospital for Research, would be appreciated by his family. Online Condolences at


Judith Wells (Dick)

Wells; Judith Evelyn Wells, age 82, of Carmichael, Saskatchewan, passed away February 20, 2020. Judy is survived by her Husband: Miles (Dick) Wells. Sister/ Brothers: Iris Jones, Lorne Cooke, Raymond (Linda) Cooke and Ed (Jan) Cooke. Children: Jody (Colleen) Wells, Sandra (Bailey) Epp, Special Niece and Heart Daughter: Joyce (Scott) Cameron. Grandchildren: Aaron Epp, Kyle Epp, Alexandra Epp, Mandi Murray, Nakita Murray, Kimberly (Gary) Spence, Emily Rivera, and Jemih-lin Wells. Great Grandchildren: Grayson Murray, Jackson Murray-Peppin, Cashson Murray-Peppin, Ryan Evelyn Murray, and Myla Rivera. She was predeceased by her Parents: Florence and Albert Cooke, Sister: Joan (Bill) Hosborough, Brother: Hugh (Leah) Cooke. Judy was born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, June 27th, 1937. She attended school at Grassy Hill and Carmichael. Judy was a Domestic Goddess, School bus driver, and Home care worker. She was a member of Knox United Church, Carmichael Community Club, Tompkins Community Choir, Legion Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion (Tompkins Branch 140). Born and raised a prairie girl, Judy married Miles (Dick) Wells in April 1958 and left Saskatchewan to support Dick’s career in the Royal Canadian Navy living in various postings across Canada from Moncton, NB to Haida Gwaii, British Columbia (Queen Charlotte Islands). After Dick’s retirement in 1984 in Ottawa, Ontario; they settled back to their favourite place on earth, Carmichael, Saskatchewan. Judy continued to work in the Gull Lake area as a home care aid. Her hobbies and interests consisted of volunteer work with the Carmichael Community Club, Tompkins Royal Canadian Legion, Photography, Bird Watching, Gardening, Quilting, Knitting, and United Church Choir. More than anything, Judy had passion for her family, especially her Grand Children and Great Grand Children. She relished and looked forward to any time she got to spend with her “grannies” and “greaties”. Affectionately known as Ma, Momma, Aunt Jude, and Grama she was always available for long distance phone call, a quick coffee, a warm hug, a shoulder to cry on, or to share a laugh…and did she like to laugh! She loved to sing, cook and entertain. Her cinnamon buns, pies, and baking were famous wherever she lived or traveled. Judy loved to learn new things her whole life teaching herself the accordion and to sew as a teenager.  She was also very adventurous in senior years. Whether she was para sailing in Mexico, accompanying her Grand Children on their Graduation Trips to Seattle, Toronto, and Montreal; her annual trips to Victoria; fishing trips and road trips with friends and family; Judy was ready and rarin’ to go. In the last few years, she learned to play piano, getting her first computer and learning email; she was always willing to try something new! For all that knew her, Judy was a kind gentle soul who throughout her life had an affinity to attract those in need. Her home was a refuge for local teenagers who had been displaced, nieces, nephews, stray dogs, and cats…and the odd sailor. Her faith was her comfort in the latter stages of her diagnosis. She was brave, beautiful, and gracious even in her last hours. We feel grateful and privileged to have had her in our lives and to know she is at peace now that she has gone to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the Tompkins Community Hall, Tompkins, Saskatchewan with Reverend Ken Schrag Officiating. The choir consists of members of the Knox United Church Choir and Tompkins Community Choir. The Eulogists will be Joanne Allison, Ruth Magee, Rhonda Martin, Aaron Epp, Kyle Epp, Alexandra Epp, Mandi Murray, Nakita Murray, Kimberly Spence, Emily Rivera. The Ushers will be Johnny Magee, Scott Magee, and Kyle Magee. The Urn Bearer will be Grayson Murray. An Honour Guard will be formed by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Tompkins Branch 140. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to Dr. Clare Kozroski and the amazing staff at the Gull Lake Special Care Centre for the great care they provided Judy during her short stay there. We also thank and are very grateful for the friends and family in the Gull Lake, Tompkins and most especially the Carmichael communities who have provided love, support, meals, rides, and who visited Judy during her final months. The prairie community is a remarkable place with remarkable people. The Interment Service will be held at the Tompkins Community Cemetery at a later date. In Judy’s memory, memorial donations may be made to the Tompkins Cancer Committee: Box 237, Tompkins, Saskatchewan, S0N 2S0. Warren’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information please call 306-773-8831 or visit our website at and express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Judith Wells, please visit our floral store.


Richard  ‘Dick’ Georges Turcotte

Major, Canadian Armed Forces
16 Feb 1932 – 16 May 2021

Died peacefully of natural causes in his 90th year at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Ottawa. Son of the late Rolland & Evelyn Turcotte (née Grandmaison). Survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen (née Smith), his children Colin (Lisu Hill), Kate (Jay Parnell), and Adam (Louise Cooper), and grandchildren Kaleb, Oliver, Ruby, Zepherin, Declan, Henry, and Sam. Served 1950-55 (RCN), 1956-60 (COTC), and 1961-85 (RC Sigs). Caring husband, father and grandfather; enlightened and compassionate man. He will be missed.
Mr. Turcotte is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Interment will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. For online condolences and to share memories of Dick, please visit:

Dick’s Military Career

RCN 1950-55 Ordinary Seaman, Communications Supplementary (Branch), Level 1.

1950:HMCS Cornwallis, ‘Niagara” Division, NS HMCS Gloucester, Ottawa, ON

1951-52: Naval Radio Station, Churchill, MB

1953: Naval Radio Station, Aklavik, NWT

1954: NRS Coverdale, Moncton, NB Frobisher Bay, NWT

1955: HMCS Jonquiere, Cruises to Honalulu, San Diego, and Hecate Straight.

NRS Masset, Masset, BC

Release from the Navy at Vancouver, BC

COTC (Infantry) 1956-60, Sir George Williams College, Montreal, QC

Royal Canadian School of Infantry, Borden, ON (Summer 1956)

Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, Fort MacLeod, Westphalia, Germany (Summer 1958)

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, 1961-84

1961-66, Royal Canadian School of Signals, No. 1 Line Troop RCS, and First Signal Regiment, Kingston, ON

1967-68, 1 RHC (Royal Highlanders of Canada – Black Watch), Gagetown, NB. UN Tour to Cypress.

1969-70, 2 Signal Squadron, Petawawa, On

1971-1973, 70 Communication Group, Trenton, ON

1974-76, Commanding Officer, CFS Gander, NL

1977-84, Communication Command HQ, Ottawa, ON

1984, Retirement from CAF

DND, Canadian National Distributing Authority (CNDA) later Canadian Forces Crypto Support Unit (CFCSU), Ottawa, ON 1985-2003


Timothy Glenn Love

Sept. 9, 1955 – May 14, 2021

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my husband, Tim Love, who passed away at home in Kingston, ON with me by his side. Tim was 65 years of age and we had 38 wonderful years of marriage.

Tim was born in Port Colborne, ON and joined the military in 1973 as a Communicator Research Operator, 291. He retired as a Warrant Officer having had a long and successful 28 year career in the military. Tim had many postings including Inuvik, NWT, Gander, NF, Masset, BC, Alert, Nunavut, Bermuda, Ottawa, ON and Kingston, ON.

Tim loved people and found it easy to strike up a conversation with most people he met. Among his passions were fast cars, reading, woodworking and travel. All of those shared with his wife Louise. He will be remembered for his quick wit, knowledge about everything and his great sense of humor.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Louise, his father Glen of Grimsby and siblings Dean (Linda) of Richards Landing, Daria (John) of Toronto, Chris (Linda) of Guelph and Dalyce (Murray) of Cambridge as well as many nieces & nephews, friends and extended family. Tim was predeceased by his mother, Rose.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Trousdale Funeral Home, Sydenham, ON. Online condolences available at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Timothy Glen Love, please visit our floral store.


Darryl Bruce Terris

November 16, 1943 – May 6, 2021

Here is Darryl Bruce Terris’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Darryl Bruce Terris (Victoria, British Columbia), who passed away on May 6, 2021. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Darryl Bruce Terris.


It is with great sadness that we announce that Sylvia Daniels (née Moss) passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on May 5, 2021. Predeceased by her beloved husband and soulmate Fred in 2010, Sylvia will be dearly missed by her three daughters Lisa Simpson (Roy), Lori Marcantonio (Peter) and Wendy Daniels (Raymond Bleau) and 7 grandchildren who loved and adored her, Gina, Christina, Domenic, Dylan, Matthew, Derrick and Rachael and 2 great-grandchildren Peyton and Jaxon. Sylvia had a profound impact on all her family and friends throughout her life. To be loved so deeply by someone as kind, generous and gentle as her has been a wonderful gift to all who had the privilege of knowing her. It is so difficult to say goodbye to a woman who was an inspiration and an exceptional role model. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation for the excellent care and compassion provided by Dr. Bright and the dedicated nurses and PSW’s at Saint Elizabeth Health Care and Assurance Home Care. Funeral to be held at a later date when it’s safe to gather. Arrangements in care of Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel (613-731-1255). In memory of Sylvia donations to The Arthritis Society or the Heart & Stoke Foundation. Condolences at


Fran Russell (Dave Berry)


Fran Ariel Russell passed away peacefully on May 5, 2021, giving her the opportunity to audition
for a heavenly choir where we are sure she will sing her joyful heart out.
Fran had a very loving relationship with her parents, the late Russell and Georgette Albert, growing
up with her three brothers, Robert, James and George. In later years, Fran lovingly raised her two
children, Dee Anne and Jeff on military bases in the Maritimes, including HMCS Coverdale, and CFS Gander; and Ottawa and later in the Parkwood Hills community. Fran was a generous and kind mother and equally loving grandmother to Madeleine, Noah, Kate and Lainey. Fran would try never to miss a Sens playoff run (it’s been a
while!), a Grey Cup party, and a Brier final. In her day, she was a quadruple threat, playing
badminton (RA Centre), softball (DARA), tennis (DARA) and golf at local par 3s. Connections were important to Fran and she found many in her work at Agriculture Canada, her faith community at Temple Israel, and through the friendships formed as a member of the Temple Israel choir and the Ottawa Carleton Choristers.  Like any grandmother worth her salt, Fran knew the secret to capturing the hearts of her grandchildren – pizza parties, fun times in the pool with candy and coins thrown in for good measure. Maddie, Noah, Kate and
Lainey will hold those memories forever. Fran had a weakness for red sports cars and fully loaded
SUVs , so we’ll have to break the news gently to her favourite car salesman. We still have to tell
her cat, Chelsea too – once we find her hiding place, that is!
Fran is also survived by the father of her children, Dave Berry, and we feel grateful for his kindness
and love at this time. He was always a great support to Fran over the years. Thank you to Rabbi
Daniel Mikelberg, and the staff at First Memorial Funeral Services for their guidance and support.
Thank you to Kyle and Melissa, very special neighbours, who were a great help to Fran and her
sidekick, Chelsea. With special thanks to the palliative care team at the Queensway Carleton
Hospital for their care and compassion.
The organization McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home will webcast the funeral ceremony of Fran Russell
on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 1:45 PM EDT to 3:30 PM EDT .
You can view the ceremony live or on replay at


Joan Cogdon

Through tears and gratitude for a life very well lived, the family of Joan Cogdon is sad to announce that she left this earth on May 3, 2021 at the age of 102. Born on November 29, 1918 in Sunderland, England, Joan and her mother boarded the SS Mauretania bound for New York City when she was just two years old. Her father had gone before them to find work and had sent word for them to come and settle in Canada because it was a “very welcoming place”. Most of Joan’s life was spent in London, Ontario. She studied the romance languages at Western University and then worked with London Life Insurance until she joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943. She stayed with the Navy until the end of WWII, studying communications and rising in rank as an Officer to Sub-Lieutenant. After the war, Joan spent two years in Montreal translating Spanish for an investment firm and a few years as the Secretary to the President of Western University before deciding to go back to school to embark on a career in Nursing. Joan graduated from Nursing with a focus in Public Health in 1952. She held many roles in this field until her retirement in 1980 – including 15 years as a school nurse and a number of years as the liaison between Public Health and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. After more than 80 years in London, Joan decided to move to Halifax in 2005 to live out the rest of her life by the ocean. Joan was known for her crazy socks and love of art. In 2018, she generously donated her original Maud Lewis, complete with a handwritten note from Maud herself, to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Those who knew Joan would describe her as adventurous, spunky, natural, creative, spiritual, determined and caring. From scuba diving to piano to tai chi, field hockey, flute, meditation and dance, if something piqued her interest, she tried it. Joan was passionate about nature and wildlife. Her great nieces and nephews looked forward to the acres of land in the rainforest she would protect in each of their names every Christmas. She also loved to travel and experience new cultures – visiting many countries including Japan, Venezuela, Hong Kong and Columbia throughout her life. Joan’s last major solo trip was to Brazil at age 90. To her family and friends, Joan was an inspiration. She lived her life to the fullest and will be used as an example of carpe diem, seizing the day, for many generations to come. There’s no doubt that the most important person in Joan’s life was her brother Noel. After losing their parents in 1956 and 1958, Joan and Noel looked out for one another and remained close until his death in 2000. Joan is survived by her niece, Ann Cogdon, her nephew-in-law Reed Wilson, her eight great nieces and nephews (David, Sunshine, Benjamin, Nora, Adam and Rachel Wilson; Deanna, Michael Cogdon) and their families which includes 10 great-great nieces and nephews as well as Deanna and Michael’s mom Anne who helped care for Joan in her last few years. She was pre-deceased by her parents, George Barnes and Olive Cogdon, her brother and sister-in-law Noel and Marion (Redfern) Cogdon as well as her nephew David Cogdon, niece Donella Wilson and great-great nephew Louie Barnes Cogdon. In recognition of her career in health care, Joan gave one final gift by donating herself to the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Please consider a donation in her memory to one of her favourite charities: the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Wildlife Federation or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Robert Wyland


Paul Byron Barr

Barr, Paul Byron – We, the family of Paul Byron Barr, sadly announce his passing on April 29, 2021 in Truro, at the age of 83.

Paul was a son of the late Ted and Etta (Boyd) Barr of Millidgeville, N.B. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17 and served for five years in the communications sector.

After leaving the service, Paul found joy working in radio and television broadcasting in the private sector while continuing his education.

Paul eventually found his way to the CBC where he had a stellar career in radio and TV news in both Fredericton and Halifax. His attention to details, quick wit, ready laugh and love of life earned him a faithful audience and the respect and friendship of his colleagues.

Paul was with CBC in Halifax for 22 years and was a long time member of the Armdale Yacht Club and served as Commodore, a job he took very seriously. His family knows he spent many happy hours there “just messing around in boats”.

He firmly believed his life would have been much more orderly if he hadn’t discovered sailboats, airplanes, scuba diving and golf.

Paul loved all things fun – including visits with friends and family and silly jokes, many made at his own expense. He also said he’d only believe in miracles if, just once, he could reach into a bag of bagels and find one sliced completely through.

Paul also said the most beautiful thing in a newsroom typewriter was a blank piece of paper and it was all his. He couldn’t wait to get at it. Then he’d say the scariest thing in a typewriter was a blank piece of paper and the clock was ticking to news time.

Paul is survived by his wife, Wendy Chapman; sons, Andrew and his partner, Achula; daughter, Kiersten MacGillivary; two granddaughters; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Tanya (Peter), Stacey (Kevin) and Jason (Tara); two step-granddaughters; four step-grandsons; sisters, Connie Heighton of Hampton, N.B. and Joan (Bucky) Cannon of Dartmouth; brother-in-law, Hugh Fraser of Fredericton and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Jacqueline Fraser of Saint John; sister, Shirley Green; younger sister, Marilyn; younger brother, Randy; brothers-in-law, Jim Heighton, Lincoln Green and Angus Fraser.

Paul and Wendy enjoyed the last 12 years together travelling and visiting their many friends and wonderful home in Florida.

If so desired, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or VON Canada.

Many thanks to Dr. Smith, Angela, Dr. Rowe, Julia and the VON for supporting us and making it possible for Paul to remain at home during his illness.

A message of condolence for the family may be left by posting your comment as a guest in the area below.


Roger Allan Godden


GODDEN, Roger Allan – Age 65, of Dayspring, Lunenburg Co., passed away at home with his family by his side on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Charles Albert and Dorothy May (Belsey) Godden.

Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth “Liz” Joan (Smith) Godden; his daughter, Tracy (Sean) Hemus, Wooler, Ont.; grandchildren, Colin Pink, Victoria Pink, Lena Hemus and Courtney Hemus; sisters, Lynda (David) Kligman, Alberta; Heather Godden, Dartmouth; brother, Jim Godden, Ottawa; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Michael in June 2020.

No visitation at the funeral home by request. A memorial service will be held and live-streamed, 2 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021 from Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Private family interment will follow in Dayspring Cemetery, Dayspring. Rev. Willis Ott officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of charity of choice.

We would like to especially thank the palliative care team, Dr. Gowan and Kim Berkeley; South Shore Home Care and the V.O.N. – Lunenburg County branch.

It is with great sadness that the family of Wayne Alfred Arthur Watkins announces his passing on Friday, April 23, 2021, at the age of 79 years. Wayne was a resident of Kanata, Ontario, and a former resident of Hillier, Ontario. Wayne will be lovingly remembered by Georgia, his wife and best friend of 60 years, and his children, Carrie Lynn and Steven (Brenda). Wayne’s memory will also be cherished by his two granddaughters, Tasha (Eric) and Shelby, and his sister, Dylite. Wayne was predeceased by his brother, Gary. A private interment service was held on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Capital Memorial Gardens, Nepean. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Those who so desire may make donations in Wayne’s memory to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 244 Main Street, Wellington, Ontario, K0K 3L0 or the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, 1750 Russell Road, Suite 1742, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 5Z6. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Nepean for their care and compassion.


Joyce Doucette

Friday, February 16th, 1951 Monday, April 26th, 2021

Joyce Doucette (née Ryan), passed away suddenly on April 26, 2021.
She is predeceased by her husband Harry, parents Earl and Doris, and brothers Fred and Ken.
Leaving to mourn are her children, Tina (husband Ian), Suzanne (husband Mitch), Sherri-Lynn (husband Jamie), Harry (wife Deanne), David (wife Heather), as well as her grandchildren Ryan, Emily, Lyla, Iestyn, Rhys, Freija, Isaac and Meredith.She also leaves nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
It was her wishes not to have a funeral or any viewings.
We will be keeping those wishes, however we are encouraging to write condolences and to share memories.
She was loved by many and will be missed by many.


James “Jim” Fairley

Sunday, October 4th, 1936 Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Entered into rest at the Lanark Lodge, Perth on March 7, 2021 at the age of 84. Predeceased by his wife Barbara (Goguen) Fairley. Father of Catherine Rock (Todd) of Merrickville, Christopher Fairley and Graham Fairley both of Ottawa. Grandfather of David Rock. Fondly remembered by caring close friend Lila Deir-Hayes. Jim was a 30 year Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy and longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Private cremation has taken place and interment will be in the family lot in Moncton N.B. with a celebration of Jim’s life there at a later date.

In honour of Jim, contributions to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care would be greatly acknowledged.

Send condolences or share a special thought of Jim on the Memory Wall above. Thank you.


Lloyd Philip Cara

August 14, 1927 – December 31, 2019

Life is not about the dates on either side but the hyphen in between.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father who passed away at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital at 92 years of age. Lloyd was born in Brantford, Ontario.
He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 16 and travelled extensively. He then joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he spent another 34 years until his retirement. During this time, Lloyd met the love of his life Zena and made his home in Trail, BC.
Lloyd is survived by his son Raymond Cara and his wife Susan Cara (nee Langevin), his sister Doreen Anderson, many nieces and nephews in Ontario, his granddaughter Krystle, great-granddaughter Kara, and grandsons Dallas, Kyle and Cole.
The world is a better place because he walked through it. Lloyd will always be remembered for his love for animals and sadly missed by his many close friends. We will all miss his sense of humour and his love for sports.
At Lloyd’s request, there will be no service or Celebration of Life. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Servicesâ„¢ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Lloyd’s name may be made to your local SPCA.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at
God saw you getting tired
So He put his arms around you
And whispered, “Come to Me”
With tearful eyes we watched you fade away
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands now rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best


John Stephen Steeves

Age 59, of Westville, Pictou County, passed away on March 4, 2021, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. John was born and raised in Crossroads Ohio, Antigonish, one of 14 children of Peggy and the late Donald Steeves. John wanted to join the Army like his dad, a WWII veteran, and at 18 he joined the Canadian Engineers as a demolition expert, rising from Sapper to Corporal. He was posted to Alert, Chilliwack, Gagetown, and Lahr, Germany, where his career ended with a medical discharge at the age of 31, the result of a serious injury during a planned bridge demolition. John lived in Pictou County where he restored a home in Westville. He loved to help his many younger relatives, almost as much as he loved country music and telling jokes. John was predeceased by his dad Donald and sister Jeannie. He is survived by his mom, Peggy; siblings, Donna (Angus) Coutts, Claude, Rebecca, Gary (Marilyn), Lila MacLean (John Connors), Linda (Dave West), Carolena (Andre Noel), Gordon, Mark (Debbie Levere), Martha (Jerry) Gurney, Donald (Mandy Sharpe), Kimberley (Tim) Walker, and Allison (Mike) Hennessey; and innumerable nieces and nephews and their children. Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish. Social distancing protocols must be followed, and masks are mandatory. A private funeral will be held in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph, with a link to the service available Tuesday afternoon on the funeral home website. Burial in the parish cemetery in the spring. Online condolences:


John Dougald Mclean

Of Whycocomagh. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of John Dougald McLean on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, at the age of 93. Born in Inverness, on January 13, 1928 to the late Dan C. and Margaret McLean. Survived by sons, Ted (Debbie), Halifax; Karl (Rachel), Ottawa; granddaughter, Melanie, Ottawa; step grandson, Daniel (Jen) and their children, Niagara Falls; brother, Sandy (Nancy), Port Hawkesbury. Also survived by former daughters-in-law, Roxanne Doran and Cathy Rowe, Ottawa; sister-in-law, Florence MacKeigan; brother-in-law, Ian MacKeigan (Shirley); sister-in-law, Sheila MacKay (Archie), all from Whycocomagh; and many cherished nieces, nephews, and friends. Predeceased by parents; loving wife, Dorothy (MacKeigan); brother, Donald and wife Muriel; sister, Mary (MacAulay) and husband John E. Also predeceased by sister-in-law, Kate Turbill (MacKeigan) and husband Kenzie; brother-in-law, Archie MacKay (Sheila); several nieces and nephews, former spouses Glena Trépanier, Annie Mae Gillis, and many members of their families. Also known by many other names: Mac, Chug, Uncle Dougie, Grandpa, Dad, and of course, O.M. Proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1955 to 1972. Stationed at several bases across Canada, including three six-month tours in Alert, Nunavut. Also served in the U.N. Emergency Force in Egypt and the Congo. Worked for many years as Sergeant with the House of Commons protective staff in Ottawa, where he raised his family. Despite his interest in travelling the world, he always wanted to settle back in Whycocomagh. He was active in the community as a life member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 123, Whycocomagh; a proud member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh; a member of the Sircom Lodge No. 66 for over 67 years, and a staunch supporter of the Waterfront, attending as many events as he could, especially the Thursday night jam sessions with his brother Sandy after their weekly visit with their sister Mary. Never missing an opportunity to play cribbage (except on Sundays), he enjoyed many years playing with his brothers-in-law Ian and Archie. Archie’s son Ivan became his new rival, and many a game ensued, while keeping an eye on their beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. Many thanks to all the wonderful family and friends who looked out for him over the years. Cremation has taken place. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral and burial arrangements will be made later, under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:

Norm Armour

Norm Armour passed away on the 4th March 2021 in Hamilton Ontario at the age of 86.  He is survived by his wife Marlene, son Jason, daughter Joanne and 7 grandchildren. At Norm’s request, there will no obituary, nor funeral  service.


Natalie Shumovsky

Friday, September 17th, 1965 Sunday, February 28th, 2021

It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of Natalie Shumovsky at the age of 55, on February 28th, 2021 at May Court Hospice in Ottawa, Ontario. She is survived by her mother Helene (nee Tatarski), brother Serge, nephew Christian and niece Alyssa.

Natalie was born on September 17th, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec, to proud parents Theodore Shumovsky (deceased January 26th 2010) and Helene Shumovsky. At the age of 8 the family moved to Ottawa where Natalie attended Queen Elizabeth Public School, Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School and graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Medieval English Literature. After graduating from university, Natalie joined the Canadian Military in the communication field. After a few years with postings in Alert, Boston and Ottawa she started her career as a Senior Programmer/Analyst Consultant and continued this work until her passing.

Natalie was passionate about photography, scuba diving and weaving. These led her to scuba diving all over the world and incorporated her love for photography. Her passion for weaving led her to the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild where she was an active member. Her weaving also led her to starting her own business creating, weaving and selling her own works.

Natalie’s wish was to have a Celebration of Life event. This will take place when Covid restrictions are lifted and all her family and friends can come and share in celebrating her life.

For those wishing, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hospice Care Ottawa , would be greatly appreciated.


Major (Ret’d) William (Bill) John Vernon Berry, CD (CELE 42A)

June 26, 1931– September 15, 2020 (Updated Obituary from Oct 2020)

This obituary is for the friends of our father who passed away at the Perley & Rideau Veteran’s Health Center on September 15/2020.

When Canada announced its intention to send ground forces to Korea in August 1950 Bill joined the Canadian Army Special Forces  He trained at Fort Lewis, Washington & served with 2PPCLI-Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry & was in Korea from February 51 to April 52.  Serving on the front lines included the historic Battle of Kapyung for which the actions of the 2PPCLI & the 3rd RAR-Royal Australian Regiment received the US Presidential Citation.

Our father later joined the RCAF in December 1954.  He was commissioned from the ranks in 1967.  During his 36 years in the military there were many postings & positions which included Commanding Officer of CFS Alert & CFS Leitrim.  He was always proud of the men & women he worked with in the Communication and Electronics branch.

After retirement our father served as Alderman for March Ward, City of Kanata 1985 – 1991.  He was also active in the Royal Canadian legion.

Bill is survived by three daughters and four grandchildren. 

Cynthia Berry( David Carroll) & son Austin, Dunrobin. Constance (Darren Brash) & daughter Chelsea, Brampton. Sabrina Hamilton & daughter Hunter & son Brett, Vancouver.

We are so fortunate to have the memories of our youth of his steadfast love & support.  We had many family trips to Florida & Disney World, Key West & many trips to Assateague Island off the coast of Maryland.  When we moved to Dunrobin to live on part of the Berry Farm, our dad taught us the joy of raising calves & goats from birth to showing them at the local fall fairs.

Dad is also survived by his brother Tom (the late Moira Sutherland) and their son Matthew, Montreal and daughter Jennifer, Toronto.  Memories of our beloved father will rest in our hearts forever-true love never dies.


Howard Roy Garrett

GARRETT, Captain (Ret.) Howard Roy

Howard Roy Garrett passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 7, 2021. When he was just 17, Howard joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He spent his youth sailing to exotic ports-of-call and forging lifelong friendships. Later in his career, military postings took Howard, wife Helen and daughters Debrah and Carmen to big cities and small towns throughout North America. Howard was an avid cyclist and runner. He later became a passionate curler, a sport he enjoyed into his late 70s. In retirement, Howard and Helen re-connected with old friends and extended family. They lived on Vancouver Island for a decade before finally returning to Ottawa.

Howard was predeceased by his wife Helen Maretta (1936 – 2017) and his sister Lois (1938 – 1991). He is survived by daughters Debrah (Leslie – deceased); Carmen (Rick); siblings Patrick (Karen) and Bernice; grandchildren Jennifer (Austin), Shawn (Heather), Eric; and great-grandchildren Issac, Tyler, Addison, Jacob along with many nieces and nephews. Howard also leaves behind Sarah Maguire, his friend and loving companion in his last years.

The family is immensely grateful to the staff and caregivers at Orchard Walk Retirement Community for the compassionate and professional care they gave Howard and the unrelenting courtesy every person extended to his family. During a difficult time, made worse by the pandemic, they always answered the call. The family would also like to thank Dr. Gisell Delgado, Helen Hana, Kelly McBride, Margo Laporte, Isabelle Demers, Siroos Hozhabri, Pamela Johnson and their fellow nurses and PSWs at Champlain LHIN. Their care, attention and support was greatly valued by Howard and his family.

Howard lived a thoughtful, impactful life, and his challenge to we who survive him is to spend our time well. Condolences and Sharing Memories at


Paul Hartley Francis


Paul Hartley Francis – age 84, of Wolfville, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in the Wolfville Nursing Home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Ivan and Mary (Peake) Francis. Paul was a retired communications technician with the Canadian Armed Forces with 37 years of service to Canada, both at home and abroad. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan (Dunne), Wolfville; sons, Paul M. (Tracey) Francis, Milton, Ont.; David Francis (Angella Goodon), Kelowna, BC and brother, Brian (Patricia) Francis, Dartmouth, NS. He was predeceased by sisters, Carol Ann (in infancy), Joan Francis and brother, Clement Francis. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service, by request. A burial will be held in Newfoundland at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Parkinson Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.


Ernest Eugene Simmons

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of ERNEST EUGENE SIMMONS, loving husband of Dorothea Eloise Simmons; son of the late Albert Joseph Barclay Simmons and the late Ella Rose Simmons (nee Astwood); beloved father of Sheryll Kelly, Lynette Wilson (Trescot), Ernell Simmons and the late Effrem Eulo Simmons in his 91st year of Lefroy House Care Community in Sandys Parish. He also leaves to cherish his memory his siblings Reba Ratteray, Jacqueline Harris (Oliver), Eulene Simons, Everard Simmons (Edna), Carlyle Simmons (Marilyn) and Anthony Simmons; grandchildren Elroy Eugene Kelly, Sean Kelly, Jerome Wilson (Lunette) and Amanda Morris (Dwayne); great grandchildren Ta’ziyah Kelly, Kaden Kelly, Kamden Kelly, Kaylee Kelly, Ava Morris and Jacob Wilson; sisters-in-law Marilyn Philip and Patricia Simons; brother-in-law Edward Cann; special cousins Jean and Clermont Joell; Juliette Pearman, Claudette Simmons and Roseanne Astwood; special friends David and Marlon Darrell, Janet Gray, Roselle Nigg, Quinton Lightbourne, Shawnette Griffiths, Harland Landy and the Management and staff at Lefroy House Care Community; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The private service will be held at the Somerset Seventh-day Adventist Church, Beacon Hill Road, Somerset on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 2pm. Interment will follow at the Somerset Methodist Church, Long Bay Lane, Somerset. A private service will be held for immediate family and close friends only due to Covid Restrictions. The service can be viewed via Zoom ID: 562 271 1209. Password: 441 234 2979 or Facebook Live on the Somerset Seventh-day Adventist Church. A viewing will be held at the Pearman Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, no more than 25 people at a time may enter to attend the viewing. Please utilize face masks and adhere to physical distancing guidelines for both the viewing and the service. In lieu of Flowers please send donations to the Lefroy House Care Community. PEARMAN FUNERAL HOME


HEWSON, Major-General C. William,
CMM CD BASc (Civ Eng)
February 2, 1937 – February 3, 2021

Major-General Bill Hewson passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021, a day after his eighty-fourth birthday. His wife Norah was at his side.

Bill and Norah met at a party in Toronto in 1959, where he was a recent graduate from the Royal Military College gaining a civil engineering degree from the U of T. Norah was a student nurse at Sick Kids Hospital. They said goodnight, but Bill was smitten, and he called Norah the next day to ask her to dinner. Despite postings and deployments across Canada and to Germany, England, Cyprus, Australia and Belgium, he never really left her side again. He married Norah in 1961, and they made homes together around the world. After raising their sons Douglas and Richard, they retired to their property on Calabogie Lake, in the Ottawa Valley.

Bill lived his life with honour, courage and loyalty. His military service began with command of a rifle platoon in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility with the Patricias and in the Intelligence Branch. He served as Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion PPCLI; Commander of the Canadian Contingent to the UN Force in Cyprus; Chief of Intelligence at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, and as Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence at SHAPE, the NATO Headquarters in Mons, Belgium. Appointments as the Colonel of the Regiment, PPCLI; Colonel Commandant of the Intelligence Branch, and as a Commander of the Order of Military Merit reflected his dedication to his Regiment, his Branch, and his Army.

Bill was promoted to the rank of Major-General in 1985, and retired from the Canadian Forces in 1991. He served as Director General of the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) until 2000.

He was a leader to all, and a mentor to many.

As a husband, father and grandfather, he showed us how to live a life with love, humour and integrity, and without fear or regret. At a ski hill or a hockey rink, at a board room table or a carpenter’s work bench, and in all our many different homes around the world, he was the steady presence that inspired us with confidence that no matter what happened, he’d always be there.

Bill is survived by Norah, the other half of the Dynamic Duo. He is survived as well by Douglas (Marisia), of Kanata, Ontario and by Richard (Stephanie) of Vernon, BC and their sons Mitchell and Spencer.

The family is grateful for the care Bill received from his physiotherapist Mr. Ben Wassell, Dr. Kristian Davis, Dr. Tilak Mendis, and the staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, including Dr. Sanjay Acharya.

A private service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery in the near future. All of Bill’s family, friends and colleagues will be welcomed at a Memorial Service, to be scheduled and announced as soon as better times return. In the meantime, please consider a donation to Parkinson Canada.


Otis James “O.J.” Darris


Otis James “O.J.” Darris –  73, of Coldbrook, Kings County, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Otis Sr. and Mary (Hazelton) Darris. He served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 23 years in the Signal Corps, later working in the Communications and Research branch. He then worked with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in various departments, including Justice, Health and Education. He was an active member of the Kentville United Baptist Church, serving in many capacities. He was a member of the Kentville Masonic Lodge No. 58 and affiliated with several other Lodges. He was also a member of the Shrine and his red “Shrine truck” and scooter were parade favorites. He is survived by his best friend, soul mate and wife, the former Isabel “Belle” Looker; two daughters, Yvonne Darris, Kentville and Karinne Darris, Mt. Albert, Ontario; three sisters, Helen Campbell, Niagara Falls; Brenda (Ron) Kelly, Shubenacadie; Joan (Bob) Foster, Charlottetown; brother, Gary (Elaine) Darris, Kentville; grandson, Kenny, Ontario; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Margaret; brother, Carl Darris; sister-in-law, Marie Darris; brother-in-law, Dave Campbell. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by request. A combined Masonic Lodge service and funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in the Kentville United Baptist Church, Reverend Doctor Gordon Sutherland officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital or the Kentville United Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. 


CPO2 Joseph L. Thompson, MMM, CD
Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio Systems (CFSRS)
Originally 1955-1960
Rejoined 1967-1992
Corps of Commissionaires 1992-2000
Joe passed away at the age of 82 in Ottawa, on Thursday January 7th, 2021 with his children and Evelyn, his wife of 59 years, by his side. Best Dad ever for his kids Mike (Nancy) and Susan (Greg) and Papa to his grandchildren Connor and Duncan.
Joe and Evelyn travelled the world together after retiring. After the grandkids came along, not much slowed down. He helped friends and family build decks, lay patio stones, ran the website for the square dancing club and could still do a beautiful swan dive off a springboard in his mid-70s.
Things slowed down in early 2020 when we got the diagnosis of cancer. Joe went through chemotherapy like an absolute champion until there wasn’t any more to be done. We all huddled together for a very quiet Christmas this year and then we all huddled around him when he passed away shortly after.
We had a lot of conversations about the ups and downs of military life over the last week. He told me time and time again that it was the best career in the world and he loved every minute of it. As a military family our lives were nothing less than a series of adventures, some good … some not … but never boring.
Postings with the family included CFS Inuvik, CFB Chilliwack, CFS Masset and CFB Trenton. Like all 291ers, CFS Alert was Joe’s home for more then 4 years of his career. If you were there at the same time, you may remember him spinning platters on CHAR radio or even receiving a nice, clean haircut when he was the much needed base barber.
But the glue holding all of it together has always been, and always be, his wife and partner for 59 years, Evelyn, our Mom. We’re going to take care of her now like she took care of everything else for so long.
Joe’s ashes will be interred at the Canadian Military Cemetery at Beechwood in Ottawa at a later date.
If you would like to make a donation in his memory, please consider the Canadian Cancer Society.


de Gatineau est décédé soudainement à sa résidence le dimanche 3 janvier, 2021 à l’âge de 52 ans. Il était l’époux bien-aimé d’Annie Bourbonnais et le père adoré de Yanick et Noémie. Il laisse également sa mère Jeannette (née Tremblay). Il est prédécédé de son père Raymond Labelle. Il laisse égalment dans le deuil ses deux soeurs.

Passed away unexpectedly at his Gatineau home on Sunday January 3, 2021 at the age of 52. Beloved husband of Annie Bourbonnais and cherished father to Yanick and Noémie. He is survived by his mother Jeannette (née Tremblay) and predeceased by his father Raymond Labelle. He is also mourned by his 2 sisters.

En 1990 Dan s’enrôle aux Forces canadiennes à Montréal en tant que communicateur naval, il a été muté à Halifax et compléta son contrat de 3 ans. Il s’enrôle de nouveau en 1998 pendant la tempête de verglas et en 2005 il devient spécialiste en communications et renseignements. Pendant sa carrière Dan passera 734 jours en mer et servira sur le NCSM PRESERVER, NCSM FREDERICTON et la Station Leitrim.

Dan first joined the CAF in 1990 in Montreal as a Naval Communicator and was posted in Halifax and completed his 3-year contract. He re-enrolled in 1998 during the ice storm. He changed trades to Signals Intelligence Specialist in 2005. Throughout his career he spent 734 days at sea and was posted to HMCS PRESERVER, HMCS FREDERICTON, and  CFS Leitrim.

De Juin 2015 à février 2016 il est déployé à bord du NCSM WINNIPEG au soutien de l’opération REASSURANCE et l’opération ARTEMIS. Il était récipiendaire des médailles et décorations suivantes; Médaille du service spécial – OTAN (MSS-OTAN) / Médaille de l’OTAN Article 5 pour l’opération “Active Endeavour” / Décoration des Forces canadiennes (CD) avec 1ère barrette / Médaille du service en Asie du Sud-Ouest (MSASO + barrette Afghanistan). Avec le temps passé sur les navires canadiens en mer il devient récipiendaire de l’Insigne de service de mer (bronze).

He deployed on board HMCS WINNIPEG from June 2015 – February 2016 in support of OP REASSURANCE and OP ARTEMIS. He was presented with the following Decorations and Medals: Special Service Medal-NATO (SSM-NATO) / NATO Art5 – OP ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR / Canadian Forces Decoration – 1st Clasp (CD 1 st Clasp) / South-West Asia Service Medal and Afghan Bar (SWASM + Afghan Bar). His time spent at sea earned him a bronze Sea Service Insigna.

Daniel était un joueur passionné d’échecs avec un esprit stratégique. Durant certains jours tranquilles au travail, il tentait de recruter de nouveau joueurs ou à discuter la fine pointe du jeu d’échecs en jouant avec ses collègues. Il était également très passionné par son métier et tous ses collègues bénéficiaient de son mentorat, son humour et son professionnalisme.

Dan was a passionate chess player with a great strategic mind, on quiet workdays he would always be trying to recruit new chess players or discussing finer points of the game while playing with interested co-workers. Passionate about his trade, Dan was appreciated by his fellow colleagues for his mentorship, sense of humour and professionalism.

Son temps libre était dévoué à sa famille, le véritable centre de son univers. Il était l’exemple parfait d’un père doux, drôle, protecteur et attentionné, ainsi qu’un époux affectueux, attentif et aimant.

His spare time was mostly devoted to his family, the centre of his universe. He was the perfect fatherly example; gentle, funny, protective, considerate and an affectionate, attentive and loving husband.  

Les funérailles en présence de l’urne aura lieu en l’Espace sacré du Centre commémoratif national Beechwood, 280 av. Beechwood, le jeudi 14 janvier, 2021 à 13h suivit de l’inhumation avec honneurs militaires au Cimetière militaire national des Forces canadiennes. Étant donné les critères de limite maximale de capacité imposés en raison de la pandémie, ceux qui désirent assister à la diffusion en direct de la cérémonie sont priés de s’enregistrer en utilisant le lien suivant :

Funeral Service will be held in the Sacred Space of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. Thursday January 14 at 13:00 followed by interment with military honours at the National Military Cemetery. Given the capacity attendance limits imposed during the pandemic, those wishing to attend the service virtually can register for the livestream service with the following link

Au lieu de fleurs, des dons à l’organisme charitable de votre choix seraient appréciés.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice will be appreciated.  


William (Bill) Low

September 04, 1938 – December 31, 2020

Mr. William “Bill” Low, a resident of Port Lambton, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the Parkwood Institute, in London, Ontario, at the age of 82 years.
Bill was born in Wallaceburg and was a son of the late Andrew and Nancy (Murray) Low.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn Hellewell-Low and predeceased by his first wife Linda (Simpson). Loving father of Scott (Lucy) Low and Randy (Barb) Low and grandfather of Jessie.
Sadly missed by extended family Shelly Kennedy, Wayne (Michelle) Hellewell, the late Peter Hellewell and all of their families. Kind brother of Stuart Low. He is will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Margaret and his brothers Andy and Robert.

He grew up in Wallaceburg and entered the Navy at the age of 17. He served his country for 25 years. He earned the rank of Master Warrant Officer with HMCS. He followed that with 20 years with Union Gas and 10 years with Linden Security. He loved to golf especially at the Baldoon Golf Course. He loved to keep busy and singing with the Kent Chordsmen and the Bluewater Chordsmen. He Loved his family and home on the Water.

The late Bill Low rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg. Following his wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Parkwood Institute Veterans Care or the Royal Canadian Legion may be left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at

To send a flower arrangement to the family of William “Bill” Low, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.


January 5, 1929 – September 30, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful husband and father who sadly passed away a year ago. You are always in our thoughts and in our hearts – With all our love, Betty, Sue and Debbie.
Published on October 3, 2020



Passed away peacefully at his home, with family by his side on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Bernard Bennett, beloved husband of 66 years to Ida (nee Malcolm). Much loved father of Debbie and Sheila. Cherished grandfather of Whitney, Megan and Keira. Great- grandfather of Alice. Dear brother of Mark, Francis and Theresa. Retired from the military after 36 years of service, Bernard Bennett will be interned at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at




Earl Brydon

09-Dec-1941 – 10-Dec-2020

In Loving Memory

Earl Brydon
Ret’d – CWO,
35 years Canadian Armed Forces – Communications Research (291 Trade)

Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at May Court Hospice after a long battle with Type I Diabetes. 

Loving Husband, for 54 years, to Ruth (née McConnell). Cherished father of JoAnne (Chris Jeapes), Kirk, and Scott (Marie-Andrée Carrière), and proud “Pa” of Emma and Ryan; Tyler and Jessie; Benjamin and Amélie.  Dear son of the late Pauline Fusik and John Brydon. Beloved brother of Harvie (late Melody, late Leslie), Shirley (late Des), Lori (late Bob), Lyle, and Garnet (Tammy). 

He will also be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law David McConnell (Jane Parsard), several nieces, nephews, extended family, former colleagues and friends from around the world. 

Earl enjoyed a successful career that saw him travel around the world with postings in Ottawa, Germany, Kingston, Masset, Bermuda and Gander, and tours of duty in the Congo, Cypress and Alert. An avid reader, Earl also enjoyed genealogy allowing him to trace his family roots; and in later years, during retirement, he would venture off with grandkids in tow to claim a new treasure at a garage sale.

Due to COVID restrictions a Private Family Service will be held.

Flowers gratefully declined, in remembrance of Earl a donation to Hospice Care Ottawa (May Court Hospice) or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.


Barry Norris

October 8, 1943 – November 7, 2020
Barrie Luckett Norris passed away peacefully at the age of 77 at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster

after his long struggles with cancer.

Barrie was a Navy man for nearly 20 years which lead him to his career with the Government of Canada as a Flight Service Specialist,

until he retired.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Dorothy, and daughters, Christine (Dan) and Barbara (Marcel), 4 stepchildren Bonnie, Karen, Glenn and Craig, 4 grandchildren and his extra-large extended family.
Celebration of Life to be held next year in Calgary.



Ian Steel

May 30, 1957 – November 2, 2020

It’s with a heavy heart that mom May Steel, brother Tom Steel (Beth – Sarah and Matthew) and sister Karen Paterson (Graham – Sean and David) share the loss of our beloved son, brother and uncle Ian who passed away on Nov 2, 2020. He fought against a cancer diagnosis with courage and pragmatism, knowing that his time was precious.

He was hopeful as he began chemotherapy and when undergoing extensive surgery. However, his condition unexpectedly deteriorated and investigation found extensive disease throughout his body. He was admitted to the hospital on a Friday but it was apparent by then that his battle was nearly over, and Ian passed in comfort and peace on the Monday, with his family surrounding him.

We know Ian would want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at The Walker Cancer Center in St. Catharines. Throughout this ordeal we have been blessed by those who treated Ian with exceptional kindness, gave Ian superior treatment and reached out to him in encouragement. Those supporting Ian include his friends, family, also those back home in Scotland, and his amazing neighbours in Attercliffe Station.

Ian loved hearing from his colleagues from The Canadian Armed Forces, as his time of service to our country included some of his most fulfilling years. He recently told us that he had no regrets in life. He saw so many places around the world and in retirement enjoyed the Horticultural Society in Dunnville and also making and sharing his “very good” wine. We toasted Ian following his passing with a glass of his cabernet sauvignon.

We already miss our son, big brother and uncle more than we can ever say. Ian was tenacious in maintaining relationships with family and friends. Ian was the glue that held his friends and our extended family – split between continents – together. He helped all of us all to be able to share in celebration, lend support times of struggle and commiserate in times of mourning. His contributions to friends and family were considerable, and to honour his memory we will need to work to maintain the bonds that he made and sustained.

Farewell Ian, rest in peace!


James “Jim” Harry Daggett

James “Jim” H. Daggett, 79, of Moncton, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Born in Sudbury, ON, he was the son of the late Harry and Anne (Cuisson) Daggett.

Jim served with the Royal Canadian Navy before going to work for Carrington Glass in Sudbury and then transferred to BC as a Salesman for PPG Industries and then Shop Manager in Brantford, ON. He then transferred to Moncton where he worked with PPG, prior to opening his own glass shop, Future Glass Inc.

He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, watching TV, sailing and camping. In his earlier years, he played baseball, softball and football. Jim was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Ontario and the Rotary Club of Moncton.

Jim will be sadly missed by his wife, Yolande (Roy) Daggett; sons, Allan, Mark (Donna) and Craig; grandchildren, Jesse, Chantal, Cassandra and Nathan; sister, Helen Jane Lakso; nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Rona and brothers, Richard and John.

A funeral Mass to celebrate and honor Jim’s life will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 340 Dominion St., on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm, with Rev. Angus Johnston presiding. Interment will take place in Sudbury, ON.

Arrangements entrusted to Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995).

In memory of Jim, donations to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation ( or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 6 would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared on Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook page or at

Scott O’Neill

October 20, 2020

Here is Scott O’Neill’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Scott O’Neill (Ottawa, Ontario), who passed away on October 20, 2020. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Scott O’Neill to show support.

He was loved and cherished by many people including : his wife Lorry O’Neill; his children, Samantha, Kaitlynn and Patrick; his parents, Gary O’Neill and Barbara O’Neill; his siblings, Tracy Sparks and Kimberly O’Neill; and his granddaughters, Chloe and Helene.


Lise M. Porter

26-Jun-1931 – 03-Oct-2020

It is with sadness that we announce the passing away peacefully at age 89 of Lise Porter on Saturday, October 3, 2020 in Dartmouth General Hospital with her family in attendance.

Born on the 26th June 1931in Montreal, Quebec eldest daughter of Paul-Etienne Denis and his wife Georgette Devault. Educated in convent (private) schools. She graduated with an Arts and Science Diploma on the 19th of June 1948. Joined the W.R.C.N.S. (Wrens) as a Communicator Special in August 1951 at H.M.C.S. Donnacona and was the first female French-Canadian to do so. She trained in H.M.C.S. Cornwallis and served as a Radio Operator Special in H.M.C.N.R.S. Coverdale. She married Able Seaman David R. Porter on the 14th of August 1953 and settled in Dartmouth, N.S. to raise a family.

She was the first woman to join the Amateur Radio Operator Club in Dartmouth and the first woman in Nova Scotia to obtain license as a radio operator so that she could participate fully in EMO’s work. She was the first female Sunday School Secretary at her church and was elected to the Board of Stewards. In 1964 she became the Church’s Senior Choir Librarian and established a system for the music library which is still in use and was also adopted by other church choirs. Acted for one year in the early 1960’s as Secretary for the Dartmouth Choral Society. In the mid-1960’s the family joined the newly formed Senobe Aquatic Club in Dartmouth. On the 2nd of July 1972 she was appointed Secretary and Statistician for the Atlantic Division of the Canadian Canoe Association. In May 1978 she was first woman to be appointed National Statistician. In 1979 she became the Secretary for the Pan-American Canoe Racing Society, a post she held until the summer of 1985. In October 1980, while in Mexico for the Pan-American Championships she passed the examinations to become a fully qualified Official of the International Canoe Federation and was informed at that time that she was the first female in the world to achieve that qualification.

In the Autumn of 1984 she became involved with the Clan Farquharson Association of Canada. She served as Secretary, Genealogist, Historian and Newsletter Editor for 17 years. She also joined the Pipes and Drums of Clan Farquharson as a piper.

In her spare time she was a pianist for the Dartmouth Ballet School for 12 years. Her main interests beside her family were crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, reading, especially naval and Middle Ages history, as well as, knitting, embroidery and baking. She was also a member of the Nova Scotia Wrens Association, the Royal Canadian Naval Association, the Halifax South West Nova Scotia Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada and several genealogical societies.

She is survived by her husband David, son Ian (Sandy), grandsons Clark and Alexander, daughter Susan (Darrell Chaision). Sister Ginette Denis Bananno and son Paul, brother Pierre-André Denis and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents and a sister Manon Denis Ecrement.

A private service of remembrance will be held at a future date. Donations can be made to the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre, Dixon Building.

February 22, 1942 – October 16, 2020

On Friday October 16, 2020 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of PO – RCN/RCMP (Retired) Marcel Lemay. Loving mother of Glenn, Steven (Natalie Robert) and Paul. Cherished grandmother to Keri, Natasha, Sophie and great-grandmother to Skye.

Dear Sister to Marina Crooks of Winnipeg AB. Predeceased by her brother Leo and her sister Ellen.

She will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews, as well as many friends and sisters of the Catholic Women’s League of which she was a long standing member.

The family wishes to thank the Staff of the Elisabeth Bruyère Residence for the compassionate care provided to Carmella.  

A private Family gravesite ceremony will be held at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. In memoriam donations to the Bruyère Foundation appreciated.


May 29, 1951 – October 6, 2020

Passed away on October 6, 2020 at the age of 69 years. Survived by his loving wife S. Georgina Joyce (née Rodwell) and his beloved cocker spaniel Buster. Predeceased by his parents John Joyce and Gwen (née Helm). Jim served 34 years as a decorated linguist with the Canadian Forces Information Operations Group and was a proud “291er”. Born in Melrose, New Brunswick he was part of a large family of 14 siblings.

At the family’s request, a private service will be held at a later date.

Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.


John Joseph Purcell


John Joseph Purcell of Riverview passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015 at his home with his loving family at his side following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Charlottetown, PEI, he was the son of the late John James Purcell and Ernestine MacEachern.

John received his education at Queen Square All Boys School and was a keen all-around athlete having excelled in hockey and baseball. John was a World War II Veteran. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940 and served overseas on several ships and shore establishments. Following a 25 year Naval Career, he was employed with Eastern Provincial Airways for five years and a second career as Counsellor with Federal Manpower and Immigration for 20 years.

He was a loving husband to Audrey, his wife and best friend of 62 years. Devoted father to sons, Kevin (Mary) of Hamilton, ON, and Gregory of Riverview; delighted grandfather to his pride and joy, Candace, Breanne and Brennan; and brother to William (Mary) of Toronto, ON. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Melanie Purcell.

The family will be receiving friends and relatives at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd. Riverview, (869-2007) on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The Riverview Armed Forces and Veterans Association will hold a memorial service at 5:45pm from the funeral home. A service celebrating John’s life will take place from Cobb’s Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1:00pm with Rev. Dr. Andrew O’Neill officiating. The interment will take place in Alderwood Cemetery. Donation made to The War Amps (1-800-363-4067) or a memorial of the donor’s choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be expressed at


Roderick “Cam” Camillus MacNeil

12-Jul-1945 – 11-Sep-2020 

Roderick Camillus MacNeil AKA Cam or Cammie from Iona, Cape Breton, NS
Born July 12th 1945, passed away peacefully on September 11th 2020 at Dartmouth General Hospital of a stroke.
Cam served 29 years in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces as part of Royal Canadian Electronics Mechanical Engineer (RCEME), as a specialist in his field. He taught electronics in the Armed Forces School in CFB Kingston, On.
He served in the cold war for NATO/Peacekeeping, 2 tours to Lahr, Germany, 6 months at CFS Alert, Ellesmere Island, Norway, Greenland and he also spent time in Cyprus. He also helped with the Olympics in Montreal.
He loved to play guitar and was popular at parties. Cam was invited to be on Sing-along Jubilee with Bill Langstroth at CBC Halifax in 1964/65, but the Army had called.
He was the son of (paternal) Catherine Jankowski nee MacNeil, adopted father Stephen Rory MacNeil and adopted mother Annie Jane MacNeil nee Bishop of Iona, Cape Breton Nova Scotia.
He is survived by his wife Lynda Susan MacNeil nee Andrews married 54 years, son Rick (Kath) MacNeil Sunderland On, daughter Kimberly (Jason) MacNeil, Toronto On, stepson Jonathan H Rook, Kitchener On. Four grandchildren Kate (Austin) MacNeil, Madeline MacNeil, James MacNeil and Joselyn MacNeil and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother Michael MacNeil, Josephine Stamper, Martina Skinner, Theresa MacNeil, Sara Rideout, and two half brothers.
Cam excelled in his love for electronics and continued this as a hobby at home by building computers from scratch to fixing TV’s and VCR’s. Cam also loved to research by reading about whatever his interests were. He also loved a challenge he never let a challenge win. He was a very eccentric man and was a loving man. His favorite saying was “Right”, after everything he said, to ensure you heard him. Calling Occupants from Interplanetary craft, Right?


Dunbar, Ethel Marie

Aged 87, passed away quietly on Saturday 19th September, at Smith’s Falls Hospital. Predeceased by husband Douglas, sisters Hazel Skalitzky, Charlotte Scholl and nephew Jim Scholl. She is survived by her sister Doris Bartlett of Stratford, Ontario, her son Rob Dunbar (Bev), grandchildren Jacob and Kaitlin Dunbar of Ashton, Ontario. Also survived by sister-in-law Mary Roulston (Ric) of Milverton, Ontario, and many nieces and nephews. She is remembered as a loving wife, Mother and Grandmother and as a devoted teacher of young children. She taught for 35 years, 23 years at Sir James Dunn Public School in Wawa, Ontario. The immediate family will have a private cemetery service. Mom was a Silver Cross Widow so donations to the Royal Canadian Legion or any charity of your choosing that helps people in need is appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 MacArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, ON.


William John Vernon Berry

26 June 1931 –15 September 2020

It is with deep regret that we announce the recent death of this extraordinary man. Born in London, Ontario he spent his childhood and final years on the Berry Farm in Dunrobin which has been in his family for over 200 years—his ancestors being the original settlers of this area.
After graduating from Kemptville Agricultural School he joined the Army at 19 and served in the Korea War from 1950-1952. As a Bren Gunner in the 2PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry), he served in the front lines and participated in the historic Battle of Kapyong— a turning point in the war. After Honorable Discharge, and returning home, he re-enlisted in the Canadian Air Force “because in the Air Force they sleep in beds.” His abilities were obvious and he rose in the ranks from being a Private in Korea to his retirement as Major in the Canadian Armed Forces. He was Commanding Officer at both CFS Alert and CFB Leitrim and overall served his country in peace and war for more than 36 years.
After retirement, he joined Unit 7 Korean Veterans’ Association and served many years as Sgt-at -Arms for the Unit. He was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Legion Kanata Branch and was made a Life Member. Among other positions, he served as Sgt- at- Arms in Kanata and also for several years at the Royal Canadian Legion West Carleton.
He loved riding his motorcycle and was a member of the Canadian Army Veterans’ Paardeberg Unit Motorcycle club. He also had his pilot’s license, scuba diving training and was an avid sailor.
From 1985-1991 he served as Alderman March Ward on City of Kanata Council. As such, he founded the Pinheys’ Point Foundation and the March Historical Society, established Riverfront Park, and participated in the preliminary work which culminated in the establishment of the NHL hockey team/ arena in Kanata.
He was a quiet, humble man but those who knew him realized that when he spoke it was worth listening to. He also had a wicked sense of humour and wrote a column for many years in the Kanata Standard under the pseudonym Billy G. Gruff.
He received many awards over the years including the Ontario BiCentennial Medal, the Ottawa City Builders Award and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his public service.
He was one of a kind and will be remembered but sadly missed by those who knew him.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held at a future date.
For those wishing, a memorial donation may be made to Brookside Baptist Church. You can mail a cheque to 1078 Klondike Road, Kanata, ON, K2K 1X7.


Donna Alexzandria Rose (Wilkie)

Rose, Donna Alexzandria (Wilkie) peacefully at University of Ottawa Heart Institute on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Gerald Rose. Loving mother of Alana (Paul Zadow), Steven and Tamara (Chuck Chamberlain). Grandmother to Nickolas, Anthony (Kirsten) and Brittany (Dan). Great-grandmother of Taylynn, Elliot and Isabell. Survived by her siblings Manetta (late Allan Hogan), Abbie (late Anna) Wilkie, Florence (late Harold Schruder) and Evon Leech (Randy Hewitt) as well as her brother-in-law Wesley Stuber. Predeceased by her parents Henry and Minnie Wilkie (Berger) as well as her brother Helmer and sisters Irene Chusroskie, Sonja Stuber and Marina Scheuneman.
Visitation will be held at Zohr Family Funeral Home, Eganville, on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, Eganville on Friday, at 11:00 am followed by cremation.
Those desiring may make donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or the Salvation Army in memory of Donna on-line at


Larry Seguin
February 2, 1950 – September 4, 2020

With his children by his side, Lawrence ‘Larry’ Madison Seguin of Guelph, Ontario passed away peacefully on Friday, September 4, 2020, in Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Renfrew, Ontario at a young age of 70, after a very brief yet courageous battle against Cancer. He was the son of the late Glen & Helen (Miller) Seguin. Loving Father to Cheryl (Lorne) of Renfrew & David (Michelle) of Arnprior and cherished Poppa to Erin (Jessie) & Brittany (Kingsley); Tyler, Josh, Amy & Ryker. Amazing Brother to Bill (Janet) and Uncle to Jennifer; Ryan & Caitlin. Predeceased by his brother Glen & niece Laura. He will be remembered by extended family in Canada and the U.S.; friends and neighbours in the Guelph area, especially long-time friend Sandy Massengale & her family, and his children’s mother Sandra Sproule. Born in Ottawa, Larry grew up in a military family with stops along the way in North York, Goose Bay, 4-Wing Germany, Metz France and back to Ottawa. Larry joined the Canadian Forces in 1968 and did one tour at the top of the world at Canadian Forces Station Alert. He then went on to have a full and rewarding career (and retired from) with Corrections Canada. His absolute love of music provided him the opportunity to excel as a drummer and he played in several bands along his journey. The last being with “Bad Neighbours” a few short years ago. Final care and arrangements have been entrusted to Pilon Family Funeral Home, 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Many thanks to all the wonderful Palliative Care Team members at Renfrew Victoria for the exceptional care and support received during Larry’s last week of life. For those wishing to make a donation in Larry’s memory, please consider the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. A Celebration of Life is being planned at his daughter’s country house, followed by a private family interment to take place at a later date in St. John’s Cemetery, Innisville, Ontario.


Donald Clement Plakholm

Donald Clement Plakholm, of Hanover, passed away at the Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Lynda (nee Greenwood). Loving father of Michelle Preston, Ben Plakholm and his wife Tracy, Bill Plakholm and his wife Amanda, and Aaron Plakholm and his wife Janine. Cherished grandfather of Ashlee, Jared, Celeigh, Elizabeth, Mogilny, Nikki, Emily, Payton, Daynan, Zuri and Rory. Great-grandfather of Icy and Averee. Dear brother of Paul and Donna Plakholm, Brenda Plakholm, Mary and John Fritz, Mike and Aimee Plakholm, and Philip and Gabi Plakholm. Brother-in-law of Grant Greenwood and Dennis Greenwood. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Rita Plakholm, one grandson, his parents-in-law Grant and Gladys Greenwood, and his sister-in-law Anne Greenwood.


Celebration of Life::

Cremation with inurnment at Hanover Cemetery Columbarium.


As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Juvenile Diabetes, Ronald McDonald House (Hamilton), Hanover and District Hospital Foundation or Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce (please put in the memo line South Bruce Grey Satellite Hospice) would be appreciated by the family.

McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home will send condolences on your behalf to the family.

Russell Byron Bedell

With broken hearts and sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of our father, Russell Byron Bedell, with sons Dan and Sean at his side in Dartmouth General Hospital on Friday, July 31, 2020, just a month after his 90th birthday. Born June 30, 1930, in River De Chute, N.B., to the late Mary (Balch) and Vaughan Bedell, Russ was raised in Toronto before embarking on a successful 31-year career with the Canadian military starting in 1948 including five years with the Royal Canadian Navy on HMC Ships Magnificent, Huron and Micmac and on rescue craft at HMCS Shearwater. He later re-enlisted and served 26 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, first as an aero engine technician for CF-100 Canuck aircraft, then re-mustering to the Construction Engineering branch with postings to bases that included St-Jean, Que.; Borden, Uplands, North Bay and Rockcliffe, Ont.; Alert, N.W.T.; Chatham and St. Margaret’s, N.B.; Cold Lake, Alta.; and twice at Halifax. Following honourable discharge, he served 12 years as a civilian in Construction Engineering at HMC Dockyard in Halifax before full retirement in 1995. Russ was active in all communities he lived in, such as coaching youth hockey, helping build floats for parades and background sets for amateur theatre plays, flipping pancakes at church suppers, serving breakfast for the Dartmouth Boys and Girls Club and in retirement spending many hours working at the food bank. Russ and Doris fostered seven children in Chatham, N.B. Always an active member of his church, he was a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus in St. Thomas More Parish. He served on many parish councils and with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and was a Minister of the Eucharist taking communion to the sick and homebound for many years. He worked on the St. Thomas More refugee committee, not only helping families get a new start in Canada but remaining a mentor and friend long after they settled in their new homes. He loved watching sports, especially the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays and Tom Brady and the Patriots win all those Super Bowls. Over the years he spent many hours watching family members at hockey rinks, football, rugby and soccer fields. He also enjoyed reading, gardening, playing cards and fishing. Although noted for his selfless community contributions, Russ will be remembered most for his unwavering love for his family. Russ was predeceased by the light and love of his life, his wife, Doris (Lewis) in 2017; his parents, Mary (Balch) and Vaughan Bedell; sisters, Joyce Allen and Jean Bedell; sister-in-law, Peggy Lewis Kell; brothers-in-law, Robert Lewis, Maynard Myers, Robert Allen and Bud Jacops; son-in-law, Robert Hussey; niece, Carole Lewis; and nephews, Christopher and David Lewis. He leaves to mourn his sister, Ann Jacops of Knoxville, Iowa; daughters, Juanita Hussey of Dartmouth; Brenda (Ken) Belanger of Truro; Jan (Tom) Jacob of Regina; Chris (Doug) Scanlan of Dartmouth; and sons, Dan (Lisa) Bedell, William Bedell, and Sean (Lisa) Bedell, all of Dartmouth; plus 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, with the 18th due any day. Russ will be lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law, Eileen Myers and Marilyn (Herb) Saldon of Dartmouth; Diane (Bob) Shufelt of Lower Sackville; brothers-in-law, Allan (Norma) Lewis of Musquodoboit Harbour; and Gary (Darcel) Lewis of Dartmouth. As well as many friends Russ made over the years, he has a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins who will always love and miss him. His family is grateful for the compassionate care provided by the doctors and nurses at Dartmouth General Hospital, and the VON nurses and Bayshore Home Health workers for his palliative care at home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home. In consideration of everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and Russ’ wishes, there will be no visitation, with a private family interment. The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Red Cross or other charity of your choice is appreciated. For additional details and online condolences, visit:


BOTTRILL, CWO Leith Ronald, CD (Ret’d)
August 30, 1934- July 29, 2020

Passed away peacefully on July 29, 2020. Beloved husband of Rena. Loving father of Heather (Mark), Robert (Samantha), Janice (Denis) and David (TJ). Also loving father to two sons by a first marriage. Leith also leaves behind his loving sister Jean, stepbrothers, various relatives and friends. Leith proudly served a combined military and civilian service career which spanned over 60 years. He enlisted at age 17 with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals which took him to various destinations in Canada and abroad, finally retiring in Ottawa. A private funeral will be held at the National Military Cemetery located at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. For messages of condolence please visit



Caleb A. Lane

Monday, August 21st, 1933 Monday, August 3rd, 2020

The family of the late Caleb Allen Lane are saddened to announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Cal passed away peacefully at the James Paton Memorial Regional Hospital in Gander at the age of 86, on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Cal was predeceased by his parents, Percy & Mary Ellen; sisters, Flossie & Violet; and brothers, Fred, Frank & Tom.

Left to mourn with loving memories his wife, Sadie; daughters; Ann (William Haggerty) of Elmsdale, NS, Angie (David Philpott) of Fall River, NS, beloved granddaughters, Holly & Sarah Philpott; brother, Rex (Mariam) of Alberta, and a large circle of family members and lifelong friends.

Cal & Sadie moved “in on the Gander” in 1956. Cal began his career as a draftsman working with DOT and then with DND until his retirement in 1988.

During their 64 years of marriage, Cal & Sadie enjoyed travelling the world making many long-lasting friendships. Summers were lovingly spent in St. Chad’s with family & friends, where Cal tended to his vegetable gardens and where he especially enjoyed boating, cod fishing and playing crib with granddaughters Holly & Sarah.

A special thank you to the staff of the Nightingale Manor for their compassion and support.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander. Due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, a private family celebration of life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Cal’s memory to the Fraser Road United Church, Maintenance Fund, 1 Brochen Street, Gander, NL A1V 1T3, or to the charity of your choice.


Warmington, David James CPO2 Retd

RCN/CAF 1955 – 1981 | CSE 1982 – 1995

WARMINGTON, David passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on July 24, 2020 at the age of 82. Beloved husband and best friend of Lorry (nee Marsh). Devoted and loving Father to Valerie Warmington, Lebanon, Sharon Clark (Russell) San Diego, Paula Peladeau, Ottawa, ON, Craig Warmington (Rhea) Ottawa, ON and Michael Warmington (Helen) Vancouver, BC. Cherished Grandfather of Nicole Vallee (Matthew), Tyson, Jessie, Liam, Eric and Calvin. Great Grandfather to Olivia. David was born in Toronto, ON and was one of five children born to Arthur and Lillian Warmington (nee Chornuik). David is pre-deceased by two siblings; Mrytle Gleadhill, Toronto and Betty Horton, California and leaves behind two siblings, Joyce Galipeau, Burlington and Robert Warmington (Eunice) Toronto. David was the founder of (1998) Gloucester 98s Senior Hockey team. He was also a member and volunteer for many years with Hylands Golf Club. As well, he was a member of the Orleans Legion 632 and a member of NDHQ CPOs mess. In addition, David caught a world record Blackfin Tuna in 1969 weighing 15lb 14oz. The fish was donated to CFB Kingston, E Squadron and hangs in the Bermuda Room. David will be deeply missed by his many friends an colleagues. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Toronto General Hospital Transplant Campaign would be appreciated. Condolences to:


Donna Pearl Henderson

(nee Freese)

April 24, 1938 – September 21, 2019

Beloved wife, constant companion and Ron’s best friend, Donna was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday as a result of a ruptured aneurysm.
Donna grew up in Stratford and Kitchener, raised by her mother, Patricia and grandmother, Mary Pearl Fraser.
In 1959 she married a young military man from Waterloo, Signalman Ronald Henderson. Although she knew nothing of military life, she adapted quickly to the new routine, grew to expect, and almost enjoy, the many moves, disruptions and absences while Ron was away on course or isolated postings to Alert. No matter the posting, east coast, west coast or somewhere between, including the Northwest Territories, Donna quickly made the new location a home for her family. To her, family was everything.
They returned to Kingston in 1981 where they decided to make their final home. As she did throughout her life, Donna found ways of giving back to her community by volunteering her time and talent. Most recently with the Kingston Branch of the Canadian Red Cross and the Kingston and District Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees.
Predeceased by her mother and grandmother. Survived by her loving husband Ron and her beloved children Randy and Jennifer.
In keeping with Donna’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations to the Kingston Humane Society, 1 Binnington Ct., Kingston, ON. K7M 8M9 or the Alzheimer Society of Kingston, 400 Elliott Ave., Kingston, ON K7K 6M9, will be remembered with appreciation by the family.


Bill Norman passed away in a Calgary hospital on Saturday, 25 July 2020.  Details to follow if/when available.


Jean “Joe” Rathier

Jean Claude “Joe” Rathier passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday July 15th, 2020 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Sharron whom he lovingly shared 58 years of marriage with. Proud father of John (Stephanie) and Rosanne (Ronald Campbell) and cherished grandfather of Ryan.

Preceded by his brother Gerard “Nick”, sister-in-law Sharon and brother-in-law Jim. Missed by brothers Mike (Vivian), John (Danielle) and sisters Nicole and Huguette (JC Leroux) as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

A private family mass will be held. Interment will be at Notre-Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.



Harold Eugene Joslin – USN

1918 – 2020

A 101 year old retired Navy Captain, World War II veteran, and former World War II prisoner of war (POW), passed peacefully from this life on March 11, 2020. Harold grew up on a small farm in Washington State and joined the Navy when he was 18. He attended radio school in Washington, DC to become a code breaker, making him a member of the On The Roof Gang. He married Marie, whose family had a farm near Harold’s family farm, and together they went to Guam. Marie left Guam before WWII started, but Harold remained and was captured by the Japanese shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Harold spent almost four years as a POW in the Zentsuji prison camp, laboring and helping his fellow prisoners. After the war, Harold returned to the States and resumed his life with Marie. His only child, Sandra, was born, and Harold continued in a long and successful Navy career, rising through the ranks and serving at sea and abroad.
Joslin later served on board the new heavy cruiser, USS ALBANY (CA-123), before attending the Naval Intelligence and Russian Language Schools. This education led to assignments at Yokosuka, Japan and Aklavak, Northwest Territories, Canada.”
He retired as a Navy Captain and moved to Bethesda, MD after nearly 40 years of service. In retirement, Harold enjoyed serving his church and homeowners’ board, walking, golfing, studying and visiting with family and friends. Throughout life, to the very end, he was quick with a joke, and a laugh, and a helping hand.  Harold spent some of his later years caring for Marie as she struggled with Alzheimer’s. He lived on his own until he was 92, then spent five years in assisted living near his grandson’s family in McLean, VA, finally moving to an assisted living home in Ann Arbor, MI, where he lived close to his daughter, and where they were able to spend time together during his final years.  Harold is survived by his daughter, two grandsons and their wives, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marie and his oldest grandson.  Harold was a friend and mentor to many, and he will be remembered, loved, and celebrated always by the people whose lives he touched.  Harold will join Marie in Arlington National Cemetery, where he will be buried with full military honors later this year.
To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.


Pauline Strachan passed away on Sunday July 12, 2020. A small service was held on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 with very limited attendance. Details to follow if/when available.


John Calver Langford

March 05, 1941 – July 15, 2020

We regret to announce the passing of John Calver Langford of Sugar Camp, Richmond County on July 15, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Lewes, England on March 5, 1941, he was a son of the late Calver and Phyllis(Marks) Langford.

John came to Canada in 1955, where he met and married the love of his life, Marjorie Dolomont in 1962. John is survived by sons, Bobby (Joanne) Trider, Sugar Camp, John, Sydney; grandchildren, Alanah and Linden; sister, Jennifer; and brother, David; and many extended family members.

John served in the Canadian Forces for 23 years; spending two tours as a peacekeeper in Cyprus and Alert. After retiring from the forces, he went to work for Canada Post serving as Post Master in Port Hastings for many years.

John enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles, reading his books, adventures with his wife, and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved watching his granddaughter, Alanah ride her horses and enjoyed talking to his grandson, Linden about cars; especially the WRX’S.

There will be a public visitation on Friday July 17, 2020 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Green’s Funeral Home, 507 Bernard St., Port Hawkesbury, with a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney, Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating at 2:00pm.

Memorial donations may be made to Hope for Wild Life, 5909 NS-207, Head of Chezzetcook, NS B0J 1N0. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Green’s Funeral Home, 507 Bernard St. Port Hawkesbury.


Mass of Christian Burial

1200 Noon – Sat 18 July 20

Our Lady of Visitation Church

5338 Bank Street, Greely, On,

Face Masks Required 


Brewer, Frederick (Fred) James

June 18, 1932 – July 7, 2020

With great sadness our family announces the passing of our lovely Dad, Fred, who will be remembered for his gentle manner, wonderful sense of humour and love of animals. Predeceased by wife Colette (1996); son Paul (2006); grandson Kevin (2020); brothers Ken and George; sisters Dolly and Shirley. Survived and deeply missed by son Frank (Anna); daughters Karen (John) and Vickie; brothers Peter and Paul (Marg); sisters Grace and Charlene (Art); grandkids Eric (Rebecca); Kristi (Dean); Danielle; Sarah and Kyle and great-grandkids Reese and Hadley; Maggie and Nash. We were so lucky to have you in our lives. Memorial service to be held at a later date. Condolences and tributes may be made at

George “Ren” Molnar

May 26, 1937- July 2, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family, and his partner Merri, announce the passing of George Renny (Ren) Molnar after a brief stay in hospital, on July 2, 2020, at the age of 83. Ren is survived by his sons Rennie (Stephanie), Victor (Brenda) and daughter Jaye (Dwight). Also left to mourn are his grandchildren Jayson (Emily), Stephen (Sandra), Jessica (Jordan), Amanda (Luiz), Emma (Michael), and Kate (Michael) and great-grandson Avery. He will also be missed by his sisters Esther and Della, and his brother Freddie.

Ren was predeceased by his mother and father Helen and Louis Molnar, his brothers John, Charles and Finley, and his sisters Alice and Martha. He was also predeceased by his wives Faye and Suzanne.

Ren was born in Saskatchewan and was proud to be Canadian. The focus of his heart was always his family. He had many different careers starting out in the Canadian Navy working as a Communicator, followed by working for the RCMP as a linguist and translator. He then went on to follow his passion which was home renovations. Ren was especially proud to have started the first Pre-Purchase Home Inspection business in Ottawa, and to have been the voice for almost 18 years of the Renovations Cross Canada Saturday morning show on CFRA, along with co-host, John Caines. He was an avid gardener and loved to watch his yard go through the seasons, especially when his wild roses bloomed in front and people stopped by to enjoy their beauty.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Hollands, Dr. Blew and Dr. Niznick for their care and the many outstanding nurses who contributed along the way.

There will be a cremation and a brief private service followed by burial in the military section of Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Ottawa Heart Institute or the charity of your choice.


Rose Sampson

November 28, 1937 – June 20, 2020

Passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital with loving family by her side on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Rose Sampson at the age of 82 years. Beloved wife of Harvey Sampson and dear mother of Joanne (Bruce), Michael, and Murielle. She will be fondly remembered by her sisters and brothers, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Vanessa (Will), Jessica, Billy, Bryan and Steven and her great-grandchildren: Teagan, Kodie, Jaxon, Ethan, Ava, Kiara, and Kaleb.

She was predeceased by her parents, Marcel and Victoria Richard and her brothers Raymond and Delphis and by her sisters Evangeline and Rita.

The funeral service will be held at St. Maurice Catholic Church on Saturday, June 27, 2020.With the restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, the Memorial Service will be limited to those attending by invitation only. There will be a Memorial Celebration of Rose’s life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Companions of the Cross or to the A.L.S. society will be gratefully acknowledged. The family would also like to thank the Civic Hospital staff in the neurological and palliative care units and a special thank you to her nurses Raji and Meagan for their compassionate care.

Charles William Joseph Kinoshameg

September 4, 1935 – July 22, 2018

Predeceased by parents Joseph and Stella (King). Brother of Raymond (Lyla), Phyllis, James (Rosella). Special brother of Paul (predeceased). Uncle of Sheila (Raymond), Nancy (Mike), Ashley, Leia, Lindy (Leslie), Cindy (Kevin), Samantha (Mshukwad), and Nur-William. Special uncle of Keya, Jack and Liberty. Great uncle of Nathan, Evangelista, Sunshine, Samuel, Tanner, Alani, Nakao, James, Lawrence, William, Emily and Leonard. Great-great uncle of Easton. Godfather of
Sheila and Alissa. Dear friend of Mary Powell. Bill started his journey peacefully, loved and surrounded by family. Although Bill was born in Wikwemikong, he attended the Garnier Residential School for Boys in Spanish, Ontario, where he excelled in many sports including football, hockey and track and field eventually winning him the Tom Longboat Award for All Sports Athlete. His love for the outdoors, water and travelling took him to work in the mines of Elliot Lake and Wawa; also leading him into the Royal Canadian Navy. His time with the RCN lead him to a presentation of a totem pole as The Queen of England was the audience. Bill furthered his education for the electrical engineering field through York, Ryerson and Trent University, leading him to work at the Toronto General Hospital, General Electric and eventually Trent University. Bill was a long-time resident of Toronto where he became involved with the Toronto Indian Club as president; Habitat for Humanity; The Canadian Hearing Society: where he learned sign language; Senior Citizens Group; Association of Energy Analysts; and Director and President of Wigwamen, where he has been honoured with an activity room and a scholarship award in his name. Two of his favourite charities are the Round Table International and the Variety Club. He has volunteered for Operation Red Nose for many years and has also been a long-time supporter of the Red Cross where he received an award for 100th donation. He also had a love for reading, golf, photography, cave exploring, Nascar, classical and Dixieland jazz music. He liked canoe trips, kayaking and scuba diving. Bill was also a great fan of the Wiky Redmen, the Toronto Maple Leafs and of course the Green Bay Packers.
Bill will be missed by his family and friends, whether they were coworkers or adventure enthusiasts.
“Never say can’t, just go and show ‘em!” -Bill Kinoshameg

Maurice Renaud

7 December, 1961 – 28 May, 2020

Née le 7 Décembre 1961 et décédé le 28 Mai 2020 à l’âge de 58 ans. Maurice nous as quitté paisiblement dans son domicile et laisse dans le deuil son garçon Sébastien Lionel Renaud et sa femme Marie-Pier Frappier, son deuxième garçon Yannick Yvon Renaud et sa fiancée Samantha Butler ainsi que sa meilleur amie Mary-Anne Buske. De plus, il laisse dans le deuil ses deux petits-enfants qui adorait énormément, Céleste Renaud et Damien Renaud. La douleur du départ de Maurice et partagée au sein de ses frères et sœurs, Robert, Pierrette, Suzanne, Marc, Diane, Aline et Stephen. Bien qu’il se faisait discret ces dernières années, Maurice à servie le peuple canadien fièrement au sein des Force Armées Canadiennes pendant 20 ans. Il succède c’est valeurs et sa bravoure à ces deux garçon en espérance que ceux-ci continue la grande fierté du nom Renaud pour des générations à venir. Tu vas être manqué Maurice.

Maurice left us peacefully in his home. He leaves to mourn his son Sébastien Lionel Renaud (wife Marie-Pier Frappier), his second son Yannick Yvon Renaud (fiancée Samantha Butler) as well as his best friend Mary-Anne Buske. In addition, Maurice leaves to mourn his two grandchildren who he adored enormously, Céleste Renaud and Damien Renaud. The pain of Maurice’s departure is shared among his brothers and sisters, Robert, Pierrette, Suzanne, Marc, Diane, Aline and Stephen. Although he was discreet in recent years, Maurice has served the Canadian people proudly in the Canadian Armed Forces for 20 years. He succeeds his values and his bravery to his sons in the hope that they will continue the great pride of the Renaud name for generations to come. You will be missed Maurice.

(Approximate Google Translation) – Born on December 7, 1961 and died on May 28, 2020 at the age of 58.
Maurice left us peacefully in his home and leaves to mourn his son Sébastien Lionel Renaud
and his wife Marie-Pier Frappier, his second son Yannick Yvon Renaud and his fiancee Samantha Butler
as well as his best friend Mary-Anne Buske. In addition, he leaves to mourn his two grandchildren
who adored him enormously, Céleste Renaud and Damien Renaud. The pain of Maurice’s departure and shared
among his brothers and sisters, Robert, Pierrette, Suzanne, Marc, Diane, Aline and Stephen.
Although discreet in recent years, Maurice has served the Canadian people proudly
in the Canadian Armed Forces for 20 years. He succeeds his values ​​and his bravery to these two boys
in the hope that they will continue the great pride of the name Renaud for generations to come.
You will be missed Maurice.


James Henry Longmire

February 14, 1939 – June 3, 2020

LONGMIRE, James H. Passed away peacefully at University Hospital on June 3rd, 2020.

Predeceased by his dear wife Myrna (1994), brother William Lorne and sister Dorothy.

Survived by his brother John, sisters Patricia and Kathleen, son Shawn (Brenda) and many other family members.

James retired from the Navy in 1989 after nearly 30 years of service. After retirement, he was a very loved commissionaire at John Paul High School. Around town, he could not go anywhere without running into someone who knew him.

His loss will be deeply felt by all who loved him.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a future date.

In care of Needham Funeral Service. Words of comfort may be left for the family at


After a never ending battle for good health, Gloria left this earth on Monday, May 25, 2020 at the age of 83. She is finally rejoined with her husband of 61 years, Gilbert “Gib” (2012), their son Bruce (2007) and their son Steven (2012). She leaves behind Kevin (Kingston), his wife Christine Styles, and her daughters Leah and Leslie, as well as Marjorie, and her partner Steve MacDonald, of Pembroke.

Gloria was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Marjorie (Cullen) Guido and her sisters Lorraine (Ernest) Whitehorne, Dolores (Ken) Lloyd, Diane Barette, Sylvia Guido and Maureen (Vince) Licandro. Gloria will be sorely missed by all of Gib’s extended family – brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews – who always welcomed her as an “outlaw”! Gloria had a very special connection with Vince Walker who recently left us, as well as Sandra Walker who always reached out to her, keeping her up to date on the Walker family activities and keeping that connection for mom with dad’s large extended family ever present in her life. Mom always appreciated the check ins and updates. She will also be deeply missed by both Steve and Christine’s families as well. There were many shared family occasions and lots of memories made.

Mom was a kind, caring person. She was a good mother. She was a valued employee during her 25 years as an Administrative Assistant, and later Assistant to the Director, at Rideau Carleton Raceway. She had an unexpected sense of humour – sprinkled with sarcasm and dry wit – and a remarkable memory, remembering so many little details of the lives of the people she would meet. She connected with people. She was gracious and giving. She definitely showed her caring nature by feeding people and if you were lucky, you got to have some of the best butterscotch pie ever!

Mom moved to Pembroke after dad died and encountered a lot of health challenges in her 8 years here. Despite all of that, she showed strength and grace through some insurmountable health issues. She lived on her own until September 2019 and spent the last months of her life at Marianhill. There are not enough words to express our gratitude to all of the staff of Unit 2C. The genuine care and kindness that so many of the staff members showed towards mom over these last months was remarkable. With Covid-19 restrictions, and an inability for family to visit, it brought solace in an extremely difficult time knowing that she was in the hands of good people who not only cared for her, but really liked her too. This will never be forgotten.

Respecting her wishes, cremation has taken place. Due to the constraints of COVID-19, a date for a Mass of Christian burial has yet to be determined. When permitted, she will once again be beside her husband and sons, and will finally be back ‘home’ in Greely, where her heart never really left.

We miss you so much already.

Donations in Gloria’s memory can be made to the OSPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre or to the Marianhill Foundation. Arrangements in care of the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Pembroke.


Steven Gordon Newell

18 November, 1948 – 26 April, 2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Steven Gordon Newell, of Embrun, Ontario on Saturday April 25, 2020, at the age of 71 years.

He is survived by his father Gordon (Augusta), by his wife of 49 years, Lori; children: Andrew (Melanie) and Stephanie (Kerry); grandchildren: Dylan, Avery, Eevah, Charly; step grandchildren: James, Josh, Jennifer and Junnell; brother, Jimmy (Dot); sister, Lynn (Rob); as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his loving mother, Enid, and his sister Elizabeth.

Born in Nova Scotia, he travelled the world working for the military. In the North West Territories, he found the love of his life and married Lori. Amicable and witty, he would make friends anywhere he would go.

A good man is gone, but will forever be in our hearts.


Douglas Carson (aka Dougie)

Passed away 18 May 2020

It is with heavy hearts and immense sorrow that the family announce the sudden unexpected passing of Doug Carson at the age of 49, who suffered a fatal heart attack at home. Paramedics and doctors at KGH were unable to save our hero despite their efforts.


Doug Carson (aka Dougie) was a well respected and very much loved retired veteran who served our country as a 291er during 1992-2010.  A highly decorated veteran.  He leaves behind his beloved wife, Janet, children, Marissa, Caleb, Cody, brother, Dennis (Lorie), sister, Lolly, brother, Ronnie, mother-in-law, Ingrid, nieces, Brooklyn and Emma. He was loved and cherished by so many friends, companions, members of CAF, neighbours and new acquaintances. 


We will all miss his witty humour, that so many were blessed to be a part of.  He was a selfless, loving and a hard working man to his family and to all that knew him.  He brought a smile and laughter to anything and everyone he met.  He was always there to lend a helping hand, so courteous, kind, very generous heart, always put others first before himself.  An amazing dotting husband, dad, brother, uncle, and best friend.


He will never be forgotten and will always be remembered.  We love you Dougie (dad) with all our hearts. He has left such a huge hole in our hearts and a pair of boots that will never be filled.  Until we meet again, may you be our forever angel watching over us all. Donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated.


1988 ~ 2020 (age 31)

It is with great sadness that we announce the accidental sudden passing of Kelly Ann Mckiel at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday May 3rd, 2020. She was born in Saint John to Davina Hill McKiel and James McKiel on September 17th, 1988. Kelly, in her 31 years lived her life to the fullest. A free and outgoing spirit who loved life, her toys, friends and Saturday afternoon gatherings with the Hill family. She was also so proud of her artistic talents and endeavours.

She started her Military career at the age of 12 with the 1691 Saint John Army Cadets where she served until the age of 17. She then was a Corporal in the Canadian Armed Forces based in Ottawa from 2006- 2013 as a Communications and Intelligence Research Operator. She successfully completed 3 tours of service for her country.

Kelly is survived by her Father James McKiel, Mother Davina Hill (Kevin), loving sister’s Jamie McKiel (Tony), Krista Flloyd, Her beloved Grandmother Marylin Hill, Aunt Joanne Hill London, Uncles Mark Hill, Steven Hill (Judy), Matt Steward, Cousins Kirstie London, Scott Steward (Erica), Terri Beyea (John), Adam McKiel (Tanya), Taylor McKiel, Kaylie Ness (Mike),
and many great nieces and nephews and a countless number of friends from all over the world..

Kelly was predeceased by her beloved Grandfather David Hill, Grandmother Nettie Mckiel and her Aunt Kimberly Hill Steward.

Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) have been entrusted with the arrangements. Due to the current global pandemic
crisis, there will only be a public visitation and funeral service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in memory of Kelly Ann may be
made to Salvation Army and Red Cross, Thank you.


Maurice “Moe” Vernon Burns


Maurice Burns, 85, of Mazerolle Settlement, passed away on May 15, 2020, at the Hospice House Fredericton. Born on January 31, 1935, in Liverpool, NS, he was the son of the late Richard Daniel and Iscilda (Manthorne) Burns. He was a member of the Holy Family Church. Moe was retired from the Royal Canadian Navy (Communications Branch -291ers) after 20 years’ service. His naval service took him to many interesting locations including: land postings to Aklavak, Inuvik, Alert, Gander and Coverdale as well as sea postings aboard the HMCS Fraser and HMCS Gatineau. Moe also worked for the Irving Oil Company in Gander and the Government of the Northwest Territories. Even though Moe moved a great deal with work he made lasting friendships wherever he went. He was great at keeping in touch with family and friends.

Moe coached many of his boys in Minor Hockey and supported them in their many endeavours. Moe sharpened skates for the Minor Hockey Leagues and Figure Skaters in Riverview and Gander. Moe loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being on the water in his sailboat. He instilled this love of the outdoors to his sons. He named one of his sailboats the Seven Sons and had many adventures along the BC coast with his wife Ann. He also loved music and dancing and took pride in organizing the bi-monthly Fiddle Do at the Kingsclear Community Hall for 10 years.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Ann (Mazerolle); 6 sons: George (Colleen) of New Hazelton, BC, Mike (Anne-Elisabeth Fauvel) of Yellowknife, NT, Peter (Laura) of Delta, BC, John (Sharon) of Winnipeg, MN, Jeff (Paula Gaudet) of Moncton, NB and Trevor (Sharon) of Red Deer, AB; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Kenney, Paradise, NF; sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Greg.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation. There will be a private family service and a celebration of life will take place after the pandemic is over.

In memory of Moe, a contribution to the Hospice House Fredericton or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.



In 1984, following 30 years of distinguished service, James (better known as Jim) and Marlene Steed retired to their small acreage north of Kingston in Harrowsmith, Ontario. He had left his hometown of Leamington in 1954 to begin a military career in the Canadian Army Soldier Apprentice Plan at the RCOC School in Montreal. His following years of service included postings to the remote areas of CFS Masset and CFS Alert in the Canadian North. His CFB Petawawa posting included unaccompanied tours with the UN Emergency Force in both Egypt and Cyprus. After completing the Basic Parachute Course in Edmonton in 1975, Jim was promoted to Warrant Officer and posted to the Cdn Airborne Regiment as a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant. He completed multiple jumps from ‘perfectly serviceable’ C130 Hercules and Chinook helicopters. The following years included multiple services in Europe (Soest, Lahr and Baden) with the 4 Canadian Mechanized Battle Group, then home to CFB Kingston and retirement. Predeceased by his son Kipp Allen, Jim leaves behind the love of his life Marlene, son Jamie (Kim), grandson Justin (Robin), granddaughter Brittany (Frank), and his great-grandsons Jaxon, Noah and Ryker. A private ceremony with family and close friends will commence on Saturday at the Township Chapel of the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME in Kingston with internment at the Harrowsmith Cemetery. Memorial donations, for those wishing may be made to the Wounded Warriors of Canada. On-line condolences with Sharing Memories at


BELL, Gerrard “Gerry” Murray Ronald

January 19 1941 (St. Johns, NB) – April 26 2020 (Ottawa, ON)

Gerry passed away peacefully at The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on April 26th 2020, at the age of 79.

He is predeceased by his parents, Murray and Lottie (née Shanks), his brothers, Gary and Terry, and his wife, Beverly (née Long).

Gerry was a retired member of the Royal Canadian Navy (Communications), a talented writer of poetry, a lover of learning (and teaching!) and most of all, a very dearly loved human being by all those he would meet. He could develop friendships with anyone, no matter who they were or where they came from. Gerry was also a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch #351.

Gerry is survived and fondly remembered by his children, Patricia, Gerald (Norma), Steven (Natalie), Richard, and Franky (Emily), his grandchildren, Breanna, Shannon, Justin, James, Deanna and Zoe, and his nieces, Shauna and Patty. He will be forever missed by his many cousins, extended family members, and dear friends.

In recognition of all the love and care provided, donations in his memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Dr. Labinez, staff and friends at Landmark Court, and the staff at the PRVHC for all they have done for our beloved dad and grandpa.

A celebration of life will be held at The National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces at Beechwood Cemetery on a date to be determined – more information for family and friends will be shared when it becomes available.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. (613) 233-148.


Grace “Hilda” Macgillivray (Keay)

1924 – 2020

Grace “Hilda” MacGillivray (Keay) passed away suddenly in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital on April 5, 2020 in her 96th year, after a life well lived. She was born in Antigonish on December 19, 1924 to the late Joseph and Evangeline (Melanson) Keay. She grew up in the village of Havre Boucher. Her stories about going to school, daily activities, life during “The Great Depression” will be forever remembered.

At the onset of WWII, Hilda met and married the love of her life, William (Bill) MacGillivray from William’s Point. Shortly after, Bill enlisted in the army and was eventually sent overseas after his basic training. Hilda went to Toronto, attended The Radio College of Canada and successfully completed the course of study in Commerical Radio Operating. During the latter part of the war she worked in Ottawa and Shediac, NB in war time radio rooms. After the war they settled in Antigonish and raised a family of ten children. Hilda was a devout Roman Catholic whose everyday life reflected the true values of Christianity. She was a life long member of the CWL, the Legion of Mary and a founding member of the Opportunity Shop. Throughout most of her life Hilda was an avid gardener, especially when it came to roses and flowering plants. With Bill they produced many years of vegetables and fruits which became pickles, chows and preserves. She was an avid reader, and kept daily logs and journals which chronicled life at her dear 61 Fatima St. Crosswords and jigsaw puzzles were always on the go. Her creativity and resourcefulness were shown in the knitted and sewn outfits made for her children and grandchildren. With the dawn of the computer age she jumped in and embraced the challenge of technology right into her 95 plus years.

Family was a most important and integral part of Hilda’s life. A loving wife, truly devoted mother, doting grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother she instilled in all a true sense of moral and social values. Her unwavering faith was viable in her everyday life. She was ahead of her time in the ecological movement long before it was a social issue. Her motto was to reuse, reduce and recycle – to waste anyting was wrong! A true role model for her family and others she showed that hard work and doing your best lead to success.

She leaves behind to mourn her children, Joy Ann (Louis) Arsenault, (Montreal), Regan (Pat) MacGillivray (Antigonish), Dr. Bill (Cathy) MacGillivray,(Miramachi,NB), Gail (Bob) Large, (Wellington, NS) Karl (Linda) MacGillivray, (Antigonish), Lynn (Frank) Whelan (Havre Boucher) Angus MacGillivray (William’s Point), Guy (Sharon) MacGillivray, (William’s Point), RoAnn (Larry) Clavelle (Calgary, AB), daughter-in-law Darlene MacGillivray (Kenora, ON) and special Godson, Clement Munroe, (Havre Boucher).  She will be dearly missed by her 27 grand-children, numerous great-grand-children and her great-great grandson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  

Hilda was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband of 77 years, Bill, her dear son, Scott and three grandchildren, Michael and James MacGillivray and Edward Whelan, who died in infancy, her brothers Ferdinand, Hilus, Reuben and baby Clement and her only sister Rita Munroe.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic there will be no public visitation. A video link to the funeral mass:  A graveside service will be held at a later date in St. Ninian’s Cemetery.

We would like to thank Dr. David Cudmore for his wonderful care and support over the years, the VON nurses and nursing staff at Parkland for their exceptional and compassionate help. As well, a huge thank you to Jack and Val Sullivan whose kindness and support will be gratefully remembered. Also to Fr. Donald MacGillivray for all his prayers and support over the years. Donations in Hilda’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.


Howard Hartley

Howard Hartley CD

Howard passed peacefully at the Dundas Manor, Winchester, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the age of 83 years. Beloved and loving husband of Antonina Todorova. Howard joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 18 years and gave his service for about 20 years. When he left the navy, Howard worked for Xerox for over twenty years, retiring in 2008. He continued to work as a commissionaire until 2013. Howard was a proud member of the Kemptville Royal Canadian Legion. A Special thank you to the staff of the Dundas Manor for their wonderful care and compassion. Private family service.




GEARY, Beatrice (Trix) Mary (nee Schreiber)

Geary, Beatrice (Trix) Mary (nee Schreiber) age 95, passed away peacefully in hospital on March 10, 2020 in Wolfville, NS. Trix was born in Sudbury, ON and spent her childhood in Port Credit, Erindale and the Georgian Bay, ON. She worked in Toronto as a secretary before joining the Canadian Navy as a WREN in 1944. For 2 years Trix worked in signals using semaphore to message the convoys in Halifax harbour and made a contribution to the war effort. She met Lt Cmdr. Neville John Geary at a dance held at the Royal York Hotel in 1946, they married in 1947. Her days in the navy were very happy ones and one of her favourite sayings later life was – ‘I won the War’! Trix had many lifelong friends from the navy and kept in touch with them wherever life took them. After her husband Neville (Monk) died in 1971, Trix made her permanent home Ottawa, living in trendy Westboro, with the wonderful community at The Barclay. She joined various volunteering charities and took part in the Old Grey Mare’s ski marathon for several years. In Trix’s later years, she was still able to indulge her love of birds and nature by long walks and canoe trips in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter, which she was able to do until age 89! Since 2015 Trix has been living at an assisted living home in Wolfville, NS, to be near her daughter Gail Corkum. Trix Geary is survived by her three children, Lee Rengos (London, UK), Gail Corkum (Wolfville, NS) and Will Geary (Nelson, BC), three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A quiet memorial was held by her family in Wolfville, NS.


Rick Pike

18-Jul-1953 – 01-Mar-2020

Rick was born in Winnipeg Manitoba.

He was an Air Cadet from 1967 – 1968. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces from Jan. 1972 to Dec 1982. This included postings to Masset (BC), Kingston (ON), Ottawa (ON) and three tours in Alert (NWT), for which he received The Special Service Medal. He was hired by the Canadian Security Establishment in 1993 as an incinerator operator and gradually, through RCMP and US Locksmith Security Institute became a valued High-Security Locksmith. Upon retirement in 2014 (after a total of 33 years service) he moved to Victoria BC, where he joined the Juan de Fuca Sr. Centre. Over the next five years, he became an accomplished wood-worker, artist, teacher and valued member of the Woodshop.


Russell Norman Senior 89 of Ottawa, Ontario died peacefully surrounded by his family on February 19, 2020 at Eastholme Home for the Aged in Powassan near North Bay, Ontario.

Russ was born November 25,1930 in Verdun, PQ, to Harry and Gwyneth Senior. He was the youngest and (by all accounts except his) the favourite of four siblings along with Joan Ulley(surviving), Alan, and Frank.

He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in 1951 though his favourite courses were always in the Arts. He almost immediately joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Flying Officer at the newly opened CFS Foymount radar station.

It was here he met the most important person in his life, a military nurse, Dorothy Harnett. They married and were posted together to Clinton, Ontario where the RCAF communication school was based. They started their family at that time and had two of their three children, Richard and Judith.

From there, the family was posted to Montreal where Jennifer was born. A brief stint there was followed by a very rewarding posting to 4ATAF in Germany as a Liaison Officer with the US Air Force. There is little doubt the three years spent there were some of the most formative for both him and his family.

The family returned to Toronto in 1968 for an “interesting” year while Russ checked off the Staff College box on his military resume followed by a posting to Ottawa in 1970 where he would remain for the rest of his career.

Although Russ had been recognized as a superior officer throughout his career, it was at this point he began to rise quickly through the ranks, going from Lieutenant-Colonel to Major-General in fairly rapid succession. He spent time in project management and in directorates, but his crowning achievement was as Commander of Communications Command from 1976 to 1978. He had set himself a goal of visiting every Communications site and he completed it, over 50 different sites scattered all over Canada including the far north and even Bermuda.

Russ was invested as a Commander of the Order of Military Merit in June 1982 for his exceptional military service. He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1986 followed by an enjoyable second career as a consultant with CFN Consultants. He and Dorothy retired for good with Russ continuing a very full life of reading, travel and golf (terribly as he would state) as a member of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club for many years. He also volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society. In this last role, he became the Volunteer Event Experience Chair for Ottawa’s Relay for Life for many years. He was honoured by the Canadian Cancer Society with an award for his volunteer contributions.

Dorothy and Russ remained in Ottawa until Dorothy passed away in 2013. With the greatest love of his life gone, he struggled and shortly after moved to North Bay to be closer to family until his passing.

Russ is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susan of North Bay daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ian of North Bay and daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Russ of Barrie. He was proud grandfather to Christopher, Mac, Ben, Samantha, Danielle, Cassie, Lexie, Nick, Maia, and Tessa.

Our heartfelt thanks to Eastholme Home for the Aged, North Bay Regional Health Center and Dr Ng and Dr Jinnah for their wonderful care.

Donations-Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Wildlife Federation

The Interment will be at Pinecrest Cemetery at a private family ceremony.


Betty Margaret Cummings


CUMMINGS, Betty Margaret (nee Peppard), Charlottetown, formerly of Truro,  Nova Scotia,  passed away suddenly on Thursday afternoon February, 20, 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, PE. Born October 31, 1929, in Truro, NS, she was the youngest daughter of the late Herbert and Ida Vera (Henderson) Peppard. Betty grew up in Truro and married her loving husband, William “Bill” Cummings on June 15, 1950.  Betty, Bill and their children moved to many places across Canada and to Bermuda as a result of Bill’s frequent military postings. Since 1974 they resided in Cornwall and later Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

She will be sadly missed by her children, William “Bill” Cummings (Debora) and Bonnie Cummings (Mark) of Ottawa, Ontario, Brian Cummings (Patricia) of Waterloo, Ontario, Belinda Rogers (Gordon) of Charlottetown. Betty was blessed with many grandchildren, William Cummings (Michele), Andrew Cummings (Jenny), Danny Cummings, David Cummings, Michael Rogers, Alexander Rogers, Rachel Neilson, and Emily Neilson; great grandchildren, William Cummings and Christian Cummings. Betty is survived by siblings, Louise Fielding (Russell, dec.), Albert “Al” Peppard (Kay), and William “Bill” Peppard (Betty). 

Along with her parents and husband, Betty was predeceased by her siblings and their spouses, Dorothy “Dot” Decoste (Bernard), Iola Morrison (Lorne), Patricia “Pat” Rioux (John), Herbert Peppard (Greta), and Ray Peppard (Shirley).

The Cummings family would like to thank the paramedics and staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown.  Betty’s family will receive visitors from 4-6 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Belvedere Funeral Home, 175 Belvedere Avenue, Charlottetown.  Funeral service will take place in the spring and will be held at the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro with burial to follow in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Family flowers only.  If so desired, donations in Betty’s memory to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice are welcomed.  Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Betty’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send a Condolence” under the appropriate obituary at or to



Percy Joseph Patrick Jones

Age 88, passed away on Wednesday February 5, 2020 in the Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., following a heart attack. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (McNabb); his brother, Elmer and his parents, Patrick and Eva (Mallet). He leaves behind his brother, Marvin and sisters and brothers-in-law, Cheryl and Syd Bowman, Phyllis and Gerry Norman, and Mona and Lester Woodworth; his daughter, Faith St. John and son-in-law, Allen St. John; his son, Vernon Jones and daughter-in-law, Karen Bazylewski; his grandchildren, Adam and Kathryn St. John, Matthew and Tania St. John, Emma St. John, Erin, Kate and Brittany Puckey; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Vanessa, Kiara and Preston St. John, Rhys and Mason Gallacher, and Milo Thomson. Percy grew up in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. At 19 he joined the Navy and served for five years. From there he joined the Department of National Defence where he worked as a civilian radio operator at C.F.B. Leitram. During the Cold War his job was to intercept morse code messages going to and coming from Cuba. Before retiring from the Public Service in 1986 he also worked for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Commu nications Security Establishment. An open house celebration of Percy’s life was held in Kearney Columbia-Bowell Funeral Home in New Westminster on Thursday, February 20th. Interment will be held in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, in the Spring of 2020 — date to be announced. Percy loved baseball, and he spent many happy years coaching Little League in Overbrook (Ottawa). With that in mind, we ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program, which provides financial support to kids in need so that they can participate in organized sports. Donations can be directed specifically to the Overbrook Chapter by writing that into the comment section online, or in the memo section of a cheque.


Ernest Anthony (Tony) Westall

Passed away suddenly at the age of 81.  He leaves behind his adoring children, Kimberly (Kevin), Rick and Lisa, as well as devoted grandson, Devon.  He will be fondly remembered by his by his brother Adrian and sister-in-law Hazel Bennett.  Tony was predeceased by his loving wife, Diane in June 2019 as well as by his parents, Ernest George and Eileen Ann (Crawford) and by sisters Agatha (George Mann), Gwendolyn Bouchard (Lake Charles), Joyce Walser (Len), Mary, Zueleka: brothers Noel St. Ledger (Ruth), Toby and Terry.  Tony led a distinguished career, spending 39 years in the Canadian Armed Forces until his retirement as well as being a former member of the Knights of Columbus, he also worked for the Commissionaires. Special thanks to the Montfort hospital for their excellent care in Tony’s final days.  Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Monday, February 17th at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Ave) from 7-9m.  The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, February 18th at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.



Allan Pearson Bielby

January 5, 1934 – January 22, 2020

We are sad to announce that on January 22, 2020, at the age of 86, Allan Pearson Bielby (Prince George, British Columbia) passed away. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Allan Pearson Bielby to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Allan Pearson Bielby.






Kenneth (Ken) Rexford Ives

1936 – 2020

Kenneth “Ken” Rexford Ives, Warrant Officer (Retired), CD
Born March 18, 1936 in Leamington, Ontario. Died peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, Ontario, on January 16, 2020, aged 83 years.

Beloved husband of (Mary Ann) Joan Ives (née Menard). Survived and loved by Russell (and Darlene) Ives, Barbara Ives (and Jan Baxter), Dale Ives (and Stephen Pitel), and Christopher (and Tracey) Ives. Caring Grandpa of Haley, Aislyn and Bronwen. Loving brother of Ruthie, Joyce, Judy, Sandy and Donna Ives. Loving brother-in-law and uncle to Joan’s many siblings and their children. Predeceased by parents Rex and Edna Ives, and brothers Eddie and Lyle Ives.

Ken left school after Grade 9 to help provide for his family. Once he met the love of his life, Joan, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy). Ken eventually retired after 24 and 1/2 years as a Warrant Officer in the Communications Branch. He received the Canadian Forces’ Decoration and clasp for long service, and the Special Service Medal (Alert) recognizing his many remote posting during his years of service at Canadian Forces Station Alert, NWT. After retiring from the Canadian Forces, Ken first worked security for the British High Commission in Ottawa. He and Joan then moved to British Columbia where Ken ran his own business, and then worked for a car dealership driving cars. He and Joan also took up square dancing, attending festivals throughout the interior of British Columbia and the United States. Ken finally retired full-time so he and Joan could spend more time travelling.

Throughout his life, Ken also worked part-time, often with Joan, doing home renovations. In the process, he taught all his kids (and paid them while they learned) painting, carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills. During his lifetime, whenever asked by his kids, Ken was available to help repair or renovate their homes, at no cost other than a cold beer or glass of rum and coke when the job was done.

Ken and Joan eventually moved back to Ontario to be closer to family. After stops in Hay Bay, Napanee and Harrow, they finally moved to London, to the Riverbend Golf Community. During Ken’s time there, he loved to play golf and billiards, playing five days a week during the season. When his health started to fail, Ken still wanted to play as much as possible, and, failing that, he wanted to sit and watch his favourite TV shows, especially Blue Bloods, with family by his side, so he/we could figure out the ending before the show finished.

Ultimately, Ken’s health declined so much he could not be cared for at home, and a request was made for palliative care. Luckily for Ken and the family, St. Joseph’s Hospice had an opening the very next day. During the week Ken was at St. Joseph’s Hospice, all of the staff made Ken, and the family staying with him, as comfortable as possible. When death finally occurred, it was peacefully with members of his family by his side.

Private cremation at Woodland Cemetery, London, occurred on January 20, 2020. A Celebration of Life, attended by family and friends, occurred at the family home on January 22, 2020. A sincere thank you all to those who attended Ken’s Celebration of Life, some travelling near and others far, and provided emotional support.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to St Joseph’s Hospice, London, Ontario, in memoriam of Kenneth R. Ives, or to the Centre for Cognitive Vitality and Brain Health at Parkwood Institute, London, Ontario, in memoriam of Kenneth R. Ives and in recognition of the care provided during Ken’s life by Dr. Michael J. Borrie.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michael J. Borrie, Rui, Toby, Claudia, Joey, and the staff and volunteers of St Joseph’s Hospice for their kindness, care and compassion shown to Ken.

“May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And the rains fall soft upon your fields. And, until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”


Norman James Denby Buist

41 Years – Royal Canadian Navy (Retired)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Fairmount Home on Sunday January 12, 2020 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Diane (Nee Stevens). Much loved father of Norman Buist Jr. of Hamilton, Ted Buist of Petawawa and Terry Buist (Ellen) of Gananoque. Will be sadly missed by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family wishes to extend their gratitude and special thanks to the efforts of the KGH Heart unit, as well as the tremendous care and love he received from all the staff at Fairmount Home. As expressions of sympathy donations made to the Salvation Army, Alzheimer’s Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

From Terry Buist (Norm’s Youngest Son)

Would like to thank all the 291 group for their kind words on Dads obituary. Georgiana Montgomery asked me if she could post about Dad on your sight and I said that I know Dad would appreciate that immensely. Diane Norms wife is currently residing in Fairmount Nursing just north of Kingston room 117S and I know she would greatly appreciate her husband being remembered for all he has done in his military career. I have read her some of the obituary posts and it has helped her in her grieving. I also spent a 6 month tour in Alert June 1990 until Dec. It was something I am glad I did as growing up I seen all the films and pics kind of nice to be in a place my Dad went that not too many folks outside the suprad trade went. I was transport 935 MSE OP for 20 years army and my middle brother Ted joined 4 years after me Army transport as well served about the same released due to PTSD Afghanistan tour. On behalf of my entire family we thank you.

January 12, 1932 – January 2, 2020

Don passed away peacefully on Friday January 2nd with his family at his side. Don was born in Nash Creek New Brunswick he had 4 brothers (Vern, Jack, Bill, and Tom) and two sisters (Teenie and Naomi). Don joined the Canadian Military at the young age of 17. In 1948 he was posted to Yellowknife NWT where he met his soon to be bride Freda. He was posted to Ft. Simpson NWT. in 1951 and married Freda in 1952. While there Caroline, Donna, and John were born and in 1956 he was transferred to Barrie Ontario. While their, son Danny was born and once again Don received another posting this time to Germany. Don spent 3 years in Germany and yes two more children were born (Tom and Angie). In 1959 Don returned back to Canada and called Kingston Ontario his home until 1966, but as fate would have it two more children were born (Ed and Billy). During his stay in Kingston Don also served as a peace keeper in Egypt, Cyprus, and the Congo. In the summer of 66 Don was posted again to Nanaimo BC. Don retired from the Canadian Military in 1973 but not before being posted twice to Alert NWT the Northern most posting in Canada. For the next 4 years he kept busy working with the special needs children for about a year, and roughly another 3 years he dabbled in the vending business. In 1977 he started to work for the US Navy at Nanoose Bay. Dad really enjoyed his time there and retired once and for all in 1989. Dad spent 37 years in the military and 4 years in the public sector. Dad enjoyed life to the fullest and never looked back. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
At this time Don and his family would like to thank the staff at the Ladysmith Hospital for their great care from September thru to the middle of November. Thanks to Dr. Morris and a huge thanks to Dr. Kennedy who’s care far exceeded our expectations. We would also like to thank the Palliative Care Unit in Nanaimo, especially the Palliative Care Nurses; they all were incredible. Last but not least thanks to the Home Care Support Team who came every morning to help us with dad for the past 5 weeks. The health care system helped us look after dad at home, which is what he wanted. Without your care his wish would have been even more difficult.
A celebration of life will be held for Don on Saturday, February 29th at the Cedar Community Hall from 1 pm to 4 pm.



291 Birthday Oct 1, 2011

1 October 2011 marked the Birthday of the Communicator Research (Comm Rsch) occupation and 45 Years of excellence in SIGINT operations.

1966 Integration and Unification

July 19, 1966 – Integration and Unification, creation of the Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio System (CFSRS). Stations previously controlled independently, by the three services would now be directed by a Commander headquartered at HMCS Gloucester.

October 1, 1966 – Military Occupation (MOC) 291 (Communicator Research Operator) was created. RCN Radioman Special (RS) trade, along with the Radio Telegraphic Operators (R&TG) of the Royal Canadian Signal Corps and the Royal Canadian Air Force Communications (Comm Op) began their duties as 291’rs.

Now, the Comm Rsch occupation is not only involved with SIGINT operations but with EW and Network Operations as well.

Also this year, the 1 October 2011 marks the official stand-up of the new Army Communication and Information Systems Specialist (ACISS) which is the new Signals Military Employment Structure which regroup the former Lineman (Lmn); Signal Operator (Sig Op); and Land Communications & Information Systems Technician (LCIS Tech) occupations. Happy Belated Birthday to those two occupations!

Michel C. Boislard
CWO | Adjc
CFIOG CWO | Adjudant-chef du GOIFC
Ph/Tél: 613.945.3153
Fax/Télécopieur: 613.945.3199



MOC 291 Passes Into History

From Tom Jenkins
The CF no longer has Military Occupation Codes (MOC) and therefore MOC 291 no longer exists. The MOC has been replaced with the Military Occupational Structure Identifications Codes (MOSID). They are a five digit code, and 291ers have been awarded MOSID 00120.
As for the name of the trade, nothing has changed there. We are still Communicator Research, though it is often printed in error as Communications vice Communicator.
That being said, I do believe we will continue to refer to ourselves as 291ers for a long time yet. Somehow “00120ers” doesn’t have the same ring to it!
Have a good one.

Back to the Top