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To the best of our knowledge, Doug died in a traffic accident quite some time ago. After Hillcrest he went on to Carleton University (Engineering) and was a star on the Raven's Hockey team. He and his family moved to the US, somewhere near Washington DC. If you have any information about his passing, please post this up using the tribute link. Thank you
Mark passed away peacefully in Kelowna BC with family & friends by his side. Details to follow. We heard about it on April Fools Day, which for those that knew Mark was poignant. He was at Hillcrest from 1966 to 1972, a popular, fun guy whose birthday parties (says Jamie McMullen) were extra fun because his dad owned Bill's Joke Shop - rubber hot dogs and all. Thankfully he was able to reconnect with old friends at the HHS 50th reunion. A history of his broadcasting career can be found on Linked-in and some photos on facebook. He was known as the "Man of Many Hats".
April 19, 1952 - March 31, 2013
Passed away peacefully in Kelowna, B.C. after a valiant struggle with cancer. Beloved son of the late Bill and Vi Abrams. Dear brother of Brian (Sandra) and Jonathan (Helene) of New York. Special uncle to Paula Lussier (Chris), Joshua Abrams (Daniel) and Rachel and Rivka Abrams of New York. Great uncle to Cole and Claira Lussier. Nephew of Mrs. Wilda (Billie) Shuyler of Minden, Ont., Mrs. Doris Mallinson of Calgary, Alta. and Mrs Jeanette Berlin of Ottawa, and many cousins. A Celebration of Life for Mark will be held on Sunday April 14, 2013 in Kelowna.
reconnected with mark at the high school reunion to realize he lived a mile from me in kelowna. Enjoyed the next two years with him at gatherings at his home and boating on the okanogan lake. His zest for life, music and people was so good. I was able to help him through a difficult year. He was positive, upbeat and partied to the end. Rip mark.
Gerry was long associated with the Technicians' Club and designing the lighting for Hillcrest's musicals and many other dramatic productions. He also did technical work for other theatre groups in Ottawa. He was always great to work with as I went on to work with him at the NAC for several years, too.
AUSTIN, Gerald William At home on Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 surrounded by those he loved and who loved him, age 54 years. Beloved husband of Louise Beique, father of Julie-Anne (Frank Lafrance) and John. Predeceased by his parents John and Olive (nee McNally). Brother of Ron (Gail) and Don (Jane). Gerald will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He was passionate of the Arts and worked 25 years as a technician with the NAC and 5 years in E.R. at CHEO where he left a legacy of kindness. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod St, Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Resurrection Of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive on Saturday, January 19th, 2008 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to the Hospice at May Court in memory of Gerald would be appreciated by the family.
I am so very sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. I went to St Leo's with him from grade 4 to grade 8 and I also worked with him on a couple of plays at Hillcrest. Gerald had so many talents and skills. My deepest condolences to his family.
AUSTIN, James Winston Retired Principal – OBE Peacefully, with family by his side, in his home, on Sunday, August 26th, 2012, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of 45 years, of Gloria (née Maki). Proud father of Derek (Sylvie Lacombe) and Karen (Blair Stone). Grandpa to the joys of his life, Kennady Jorja Stone; Brady James Austin, Jean-Sebastien and Véronick Harvey. Born in Sudbury on March 2nd, 1942 to the late Jim and Florence Austin. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his dear sister Judy (John Woodall), sisters-in- law Linda (Matti Hukari) and Debbie (Cam Holmes), brother-in-law Michael Maki and Jim's extended family and his many friends. Family and friends may pay their respects at Capital Memorial Chapel (3700 Prince of Wales Dr. 613-692-1211) on Wednesday, August 29th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. A Memorial Service will be celebrated in the Chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m., followed by a reception. Jim's wish was that donations be made in trust for his special granddaughter, Kennady, as he continues to watch over her. For more details on donations, and to leave messages of condolence, please visit www.capitalmemorial.ca .
FROST, Mary Mary left this world peacefully on December 25, 2010 to be with her Lord and Saviour. Mary Baxter was born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 23, 1950. She moved to Ottawa, Canada, with her family in 1959. Following school, Mary joined the federal public service in 1967. Here she met and later married her husband Eldon Frost in 1969. Mary left work in 1972 upon the birth of her first child Andrew, and the births of Kristina and Katherine followed in 1974 and 1975. Mary went back to fulltime work with the Carleton Board of Education in 1993, taking early retirement in 2001. Mary adored her family. As a result of her warmth and the genuineness of love she showed for others, her family became greatly extended to include people from all areas of her life. She had a rare capacity to make others feel good about themselves, and people were attracted to her as a result. Mary was predeceased by her father Andrew in 1976, and in addition to her husband and children is survived by her mother Helen Baxter, sisters Ann Diguer and Helen Cote, brothers and sisters-in-law Evelyn Bruneski, Glenn and Leona Willoughby, Fred and Betty Frost, Calvin and Carol Frost, Randy and Joyce Braun, and by many nieces and nephews. Thanks is extended to staff of the Ottawa Hospital, Cancer Centre, Community Care Access, and the May Court Hospice. Many people were involved in the excellent care she received, and she was most appreciative of that care. Thanks to Rev. Jack Archibald of St. Paul's Church, and to the extended church family for their many acts of kindness. In place of flowers, donations may be made to May Court Hospice, or St. Paul's Church.
My deepest sympathy to Mary-Jane's family. She and I were really good friends throughout high school. I'd been trying to find her for years as we lost contact after Hillcrest. I am shocked and saddened to learn of her death. She was such a great friend. -Sharon.
After a brave battle with various health issues Lambert passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the age of 62. Survived by his wife Muriel and stepson Neil. Son of Paul and the late Dorothy Beaubien. Brother of Conrad and Connie (Mervyn). Lambert will also be missed by many family members and friends. Special thanks to all the dedicated staff at the Ottawa General and Civic Campuses for their excellent care and kindness.
Teresa attended Hillcrest from 1982-1986. She was an honour student who was active with the drama club and participated in many plays. Teresa was a member of the Improv Team that won the Improv Olympics championship. Teresa went on to Carelton University and was awarded a degree in English Literature, then at the University of Ottawa she was awarded a Teaching degree. she became a beloved teacher who taught primary and junior classes in both the Western Quebec and Ottawa School Boards. Teresa was an inspiration to her students who found her abundent good humour and vitality encouraging. Happily married for 19 years to her devoted husband Ken, who she met while attending Carleton University. Teresa's greatest joy was becoming a mother in 2003. Becoming a mother was Teresa's life long dream and her greatest love was for her daughter Katie.
We miss you Teresa and we will always remember you and love you. Patti Gorman
McCONNELL, Teresa Marie Suddenly on Monday, May 7th, 2012, age 43 years. Survived by her husband Ken and beloved daughter Katie. She is also survived by her mother, Rita Beauchesne and her brothers; Paul (Cathy), John, Mark (Carole), Vincent, Christopher (Sophie) and Michael (Kristina). A Private Family Service was held. For those wishing, donations in Teresa's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a children's charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.colefuneralservices.com
Teresa was my partner and best friend for almost 25 years. Her sudden loss to me and our daughter is unspeakably awful.
Beyond our decades of memories, what will remain with me forever will be her killer sense of humour (no one could make me laugh as she did), intelligence, strength and rock-solid integrity. And most of all, her amazing skills as a mom. Despite being cheated out of many years with Teresa, our daughter Katie will always benefit from the love and compassion that her mom gave.
I miss her every moment of the day and thank God for the time we had together.
I remember Lori very well from High School and remember her family when visiting her home. I did hear of Lori's unfortunate accident some years back but never had the opportunity to express my concerns and condolences to Lori's family, which I would like to do. Julie Petrie Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
From Gay Salmon(mcdonald) on February 17th, 2011
Always remembered as a wonderful funfilled friend who lit up our lives with her laughter. I know we all are blessed to have shared her days with us.
From judy Kinsella on April 13th, 2011
Lori was a friend of mine.....She was so full of life and I often think about her. I miss her....xoxo
Software Developer, Norpak and Ross Video. Suddenly, of natural causes, on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the age of 58. Loving brother of William (Angela). Caring uncle of Sarah, Heather and Deanna. Predeceased by his parents Bruce and Evelyn (nee Nunn).
Teodor Bozilov"Ted" Former Teacher, OBE Peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2005. Ted Bozilov age 78. Father of Vanessa Smart (Randy).The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at the Civic Hospital for their care and compassion. In memoriam donations to any medical foundation of your choice would be appreciated.
I am sorry to hear about Mr. Bozilov. Thanks to him I know my Geography! What a life he lived. I hope it wrote it all down for family. LL
From Denton Pendergast on May 6th, 2011
From Eric Dormer on May 10th, 2011
There were only two teachers in High School I can say I remember, Mr. Bozilov was one of them. I know we all looked forward to his class. He was born to each, and I was lucky enough to have him in my life for a short time.
From Lin Moody on April 9th, 2013
Mr. Bozilov made me think by asking penetrating questions. Rather than memorizing dates, he brought history alive. He was a colourful and interesting teacher.
From David James on April 17th, 2013
It was in Mr. Bozilov's class that we learnt of the assassination of Pres. Kennedy. I was at the blackboard and wrote down the news. He was engaging, stimulating and I wish that he had shared more of his story. I studied Russian with his wife. In surfing the web in 2013, I learnt of his death.
From Peter Gilmore on January 14th, 2017
I remember he encouraged us to study Logic in University and how he one day was talking about how his name had its roots in the Greek language: if I recall correctly, "theo" meaning god and "fore" meaning gift. "So" he said "that means I am a gift from God and don't you forget it!" Good sense of humour.
I remember Ron, and was told of his passing by local friend John Allard who remained a good friend of Rons thoughout their high school and adult years. Ron died on Vancouver Island not too long ago, maybe 5 or 6 years ago under tragic circumstances.
John Allard and I have toasted him often...hope you'll do the same.
Mike Dobbin, Class of 71, and John Allard from St. Pats.
From John Allard on May 13th, 2010
I'm not from Hillcrest but my sister Carol went there. Ron passed away 14 years ago. He was my friend since childhood at St. Leo's . He is really missed. I went to St. Pat's.
From Patrick Boase on May 13th, 2010
Ron Brunette was unique as an individual, he was also a visionary, and a creative dynamo. He was also an amazing friend, one without whom this world is diminished. Ron's sense of humour, story-telling skills and his singing and acting set him apart from the rest of us, and so we wanted to be with him. I will never forget Ron's laugh, and the many great times we had together. We miss you big time Ron.
From Terry Henry on April 8th, 2014
Ron and I had an unusual relationship in that we were very different in personality and character; not someone I would have thought of as a buddy. But at some point we crossed paths and unexpectedly became good friends, and he was someone that I came to admire. I remember especially his laugh. Blessings on Ron Burnett, my brother Ron, and all those listed here. Life has its 'ups', and certainly its 'downs'.