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Doug (class of 1965) (Drummond)


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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


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Valerie Abercrombie


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Valerie passed away due to cancer.


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Susan Abramovitch (Pye)

- - January 1st, 1993


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Mark Abrams

- - March 31st, 2013

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".

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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".

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From Jan Cook on April 9th, 2013
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ABRAMS, Mark
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.
 

Jim Austin

 

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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 .

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James AUSTIN 

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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 .

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From Laureen Cleroux-Larabie on September 3rd, 2012
 Mr Austin was a great teacher, very patient, friendly an all round nice person.  Even though I have't seen him in a long time I miss him! 

Rest in Peace Jim.
 

Larry "Ted" Bachusky

- - 2001


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Larry "Ted" Bachusky was a Grade 13 student at Hillcrest from 1967-1968. He passed away on Easter Sunday in 2001 from a heart attack. He was a successful teacher in Guelph, Ontario.

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Mary Baxter (Frost)

March 23rd, 1950 - December 25th, 2010

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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.
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 12/28/2010

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Frost, Mary
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.
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 12/28/2010

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From Ralph Coram on January 19th, 2011
I met Mary at the last reunion dinner (2003) and we had a great dinner chat, since I discovered her husband had the same obsure profession as my own (archivist).  I am very sad to hear of her passing.
 

Mary-Jane Bazowski


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From Sharon Kelley on October 7th, 2010
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.

sharondriscoll@hotmail.com
 
From Julie Petrie Thomas on February 17th, 2011
I remember Jane from years back and would like to express my condolences to her family and friends. Julie Petrie Thomas, jpetrie@cw.bc.ca 
 

Teresa Beauchesne (McConnell)

November 29th, 1968 - May 7th, 2012

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

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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 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

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From Ken McConnell on November 30th, 2012
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.

Ken McConnell
 

Iain Beaudoin

December 17th, 1979 - November 14th, 2008


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Lori Berman

- - 1982


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Lori Passed away in July 1982 at age 25 due to a small plane crash.


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From Julie Petrie Thomas on February 17th, 2011
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 jpetrie@cw.bc.ca 
 
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
 

Teodor Bozilov

- - October 16th, 2005


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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.


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From Laureen Larabie on April 17th, 2011
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
 
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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. 
 

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From Mike Dobbin on May 10th, 2010
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.

John
 
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'.
 

Gordon Calderwood

1952 - -

Gord passed away many (30+?) years ago while doing costal research with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Federal Government. He drowned off the coast of Newfoundland.

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Gord passed away many (30+?) years ago while doing costal research with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Federal Government. He drowned off the coast of Newfoundland.

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Marilyn Eve Carter (Doyle)

- - February 2nd, 2010


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Teacher & Musician Peacefully, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at the age of 56, after a tenacious battle with cancer.Predeceased by her parents Phillip and Cathryn Carter and sister Janet. Contributions in memory of Marilyn may be directed to the Bruyere Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Foundation


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From Jim Littlewood on September 28th, 2010
I am deeply saddened at this news of Marilyns passing. She was a young lady whom I shared a special  friendship with during my high school years.
 
From Julie Petrie Thomas on February 17th, 2011
I am so very sorry to hear about Marilyn's passing. I remember Marilyn from church at St. Timothy's where she sang in the choir at least since she was in her teens. Though I was a few years behind at Hillcrest and then Carleton, and also at the Billings camp up at Wakefield. I remember Marilyn's dear nature well. My condolences to her family. Julie Petrie Thomas jpetrie@cw.bc.ca 
 
From Jennifer Bingham on April 1st, 2011
I have very fond memories of spending time with Marilyn at camp up at Gracefield, Quebec.  She was a kind and sweet person, and I'm sure is missed by many.
 
From Roger Camm on July 16th, 2011
I remember Marylin as a ferocious softball pitcher on the regular Sunday pick-up games at the park. I'm saddened by the news of her passing.
Rog
 

Mary Jo Carton (Mennie)

- - July 17th, 2010


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MENNIE, Mary Jo (nee Carton) Peacefully, at home, on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Wife of Garry and dear and devoted mother of Katie and Joanna. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph Carton and Doris Tevlin. Cherished sister of Ann MacDonald (Allan), Chris (Susanne Fletcher), Kevin (Sandra Ireland), Megan and John. Loving aunt to John, Maryfrances, Hannah, Elli, Erin and Steven. Extraordinary and loyal friend to many. Visitation at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road (at Albion), on Thursday, July 22 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, on Friday, July 23 at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes may be offered through www.mcevoy-shields.com . "Your compassion, vitality and love for life will always be with us. Shine on!"


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From Don Charrette on March 17th, 2011
Great friend, beautiful girl
 

Donald Nixon Cassidy

1948 - March 7th, 2009


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Don died of a heart attack in March 2009, while vacationing in Miami, Florida, March 7, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Loretta, as well as many cousins and members of his wife's family.


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From Kal Toth on February 24th, 2011

I was shocked to hear the news just now.  He was a wonderful guy, hot dancer at the discos, the first person I knew to have a cell phone (before they were invented even), and a really kind person.  I am very sad indeed to hear about his passing.  K 

 

Denine Cates (Hughes)

January 3rd, 1965 - September 19th, 2010

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HUGHES, Denine In loving memory of Denine Patricia Hughes (nee Cates) January 3, 1965 - September 19, 2010 Survived by Dean Laviolette, Philip and his father Alan Hughes, Robin and Brant Laviolette and Mandy and Anna Laviolette. Sister to Holly and... Published in The Ottawa Citizen on September 25, 2010


Denine you will always be remembered for your high spirits and your love of life. Never was there a dull moment with you. You loved life and lived it to the fullest. We had so much fun and the memories will never be forgotten. I am just saddened I did not find you before you passed away my dear friend. RIP girl...you are missed.

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Denine Hughes (archived)
HUGHES, Denine In loving memory of Denine Patricia Hughes (nee Cates) January 3, 1965 - September 19, 2010 Survived by Dean Laviolette, Philip and his father Alan Hughes, Robin and Brant Laviolette and Mandy and Anna Laviolette. Sister to Holly and... Published in The Ottawa Citizen on September 25, 2010


Denine you will always be remembered for your high spirits and your love of life. Never was there a dull moment with you. You loved life and lived it to the fullest. We had so much fun and the memories will never be forgotten. I am just saddened I did not find you before you passed away my dear friend. RIP girl...you are missed.

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From Alta Kirby (nee Lerner) on January 11th, 2012
Image Denine miss you my friend. You were one hell of a friend and we had so much fun together. You made my only year at HHS a memorable one. Wish we could have reconnected before you passed. I am privelaged to have known you and you truly treasure all the memories we shared together. RIP my dear friend.
 

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John Cherryholme

- - August 27th, 2010


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CHERRYHOLME, (Robert) John Passed away in Fort Erie on Friday, August 27, 2010 at the age of 56. Predeceased by his parents Richard and Dorothy Cherryholme. Left to mourn is his wife and the love of his life, Cathy (Rieck); daughters Tanya (Mike), Julia and son Russell (Dee); granddaughters Tamarra, Vicki and Taylor; brother Richard (Denise) sisters Elaine Holmes (Bruce); Lynda MacKay (Richard); Wendy Sauriol (Rick); Bonnie Fowler (John); Sandra Forwell (Dave); Sue McCarthy (Dan); brother in-law Stephen Rieck; several nieces, nephews and numerous friends.


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M. Elizabeth Clarkson

- - 2000


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- in August 2000, due to cancer


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From Bob Publicover on March 29th, 2010
Elizabeth was a good friend, and a colleague in the school band.

She was intelligent and very talented musically.  It was therefore no surprise that she became a physician.

The loss of such a decent and talented person at the age of 50 was a shock.
 

Frances Ruth Coe

1942 - October 12th, 1965


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Frances Ruth Coe, 23-year-old Physical Education teacher at Hillcrest from 1963, died in Kingston on Tuesday, October 12, in Kingston, from injuries suffered in a car accident on Friday, October 8.
 
Ruth was an Ottawa native and graduate of Carleton University and was alone in her Volkswagen when it went out of control on Highway 15, about 40 miles north of Kingston, and struck a church.
 
She had been a teacher at Hillcrest for three years and was a specialist in Physical Education, a part-time History and Geography teacher and the coach of the Girls’ Track and Field and Swimming Teams.


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From Carolyn Martelock on May 16th, 2011
Miss Coe was my teacher in grades nine and ten. She was a great roll model and a wonderful person who could reach out to her students and make a difference in their lives.

Growing up. when ever I was around sports I thought of her. My daughter last year ran the 5K and I was telling her about how Miss Coe was a roll model for me and how I loved gym because of her enthusiasm and positive energy. My daughter reminded me of her and how Miss Ruth Coe strived to make a difference in her students lives and in such a short time she achieved exactly that. 

Sadly missed thoughout the years.
Carolyn 
 

John Connolly

1949 - 1981

John and I were very close friends, having met in Gr. 9 or 10 at Hillcrest.  He was my Best Man in 1974.  He had 2 sisters: Cathy and Maureen.
John worked a lot on the Yearbook as a photographer.  Most photo shoots seemed to occur during French or Latin classes!       ( Subjects J.C. was not keen about!)
He had a great mechanical ability; was often working on his Honda motocycles.  My first bike ride was on the back of his Honda 90; I soon bought my own!
John was killed on his 750 bike in the early 80's.
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John Connolly, 1949- ~1981.

John and I were very close friends, having met in Gr. 9 or 10 at Hillcrest.  He was my Best Man in 1974.  He had 2 sisters: Cathy and Maureen.
John worked a lot on the Yearbook as a photographer.  Most photo shoots seemed to occur during French or Latin classes!       ( Subjects J.C. was not keen about!)
He had a great mechanical ability; was often working on his Honda motocycles.  My first bike ride was on the back of his Honda 90; I soon bought my own!
John was killed on his 750 bike in the early 80's.
He is sadly missed.

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From Roger Camm on July 16th, 2011
I remember going down to watch the unveiling of our new Flag with John, as reporters for the school newspaper... and endless arguments whether his 'Big Bear' was the fastest bike at school... damn.. I didn't know he was gone.. a small never to be filled hole in my life.
Rog
 

John Conville

November 3rd, 1953 - July 22nd, 2010

 

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 John passed away suddenly in Mountain View CA on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 in his 57th year. Loving father of William and Megan, remembered by wife, Charlene Yu, dear brother of Chris Tucker (Don). Born in Ottawa, Ontario, he was the son of Flo Conville and the late Charlie Conville. John moved to Mountain View CA in 1983 with BNR/Northern Telecom, and went on to work for other IT companies. A memorial service will be held in Ottawa on Sunday, August 8th, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at Britannia Yacht Club, 2777 Castels Street, as well as in Mountain View CA at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries, 799 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in John’s memory to a charity of your choice.

 

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From Kirsten Kozolanka on August 23rd, 2010
John was president of the student association in his last year at Hillcrest. He was also one of probably the only two people who rode their bicycles to school at that time (and I knew both of them!). In later years, he was a dedicated scoutmaster and continued his life-long love of astronomy. As this reunion website attests, high school is an amazing time in our lives. It also can be fraught with the tribulations of adolescence. For both the highs and the lows, you need a friend to get you through. John was that friend then and for many years after. Now that crazy, left-handed, robot-talking, punning, Python-loving techno-geek has left us. During the week his memorial service was held, there was a meteor shower in the sky and a Monty Python retrospective on earth. No coincidence, I think.

Kirsten
(One of only two members of the SSANBKOAA club, circa 1969)

 
From Bob Newell on March 8th, 2011
I fondly remember spending time with John at 'field camp' in Gatineau Park.  We had great discussions about astronomy which I thought might become John's choosen field.  He was a quiet, gentle person and I'm certain that he was a wonderful husband and father. 
 
From Chuck Baker on August 6th, 2011
I was saddened to learn from this website of John's passing. As "Mr. Newell" mentioned above, I too experienced John as a gentle person with whom I shared an interest in astronomy.  Although only one year ahead of me in school John always seemed so knowledgeable about many things.  We often had long talks after school.  I was intrigued by but also admired John's 'immunity' against having to always appear "cool". He would not see riding his bike to school (uncool in those days) as anything but sensible.  I'm sure John's gentle and inquisitive spirit lives on in his children.
Chuck Baker 
 

Brad Cook

October 11th, 1954 - November 18th, 2008

Brad's kids were most important to him, daughter Julie Love, sons Kevin, Kyle & Wesley Cook, grandsons Dylan & Aaron Gordon.    Julie and her sons live in Perth ON. The boys live in Kelowna. 

He married Ginny Brown in 1984 and they bought a farm in Low Quebec where his 3 sons were born before moving to Kelowna in 1993.  

Brad was a jack of all trades and worked at far too many jobs to list, but they usually involved a vehicle of some sort, although after finally returning to college in his mid 40's - his last career was as an electronic technician for Okanagan Computer Products.
 

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Before his brainstem stroke at age 50 on 7June 2005, he was a ski patroller at Crystal Mountain, where they awarded him “Rookie of the Year - 2005” and he loved to take his boys skiing & camping.  He was left in a 'locked-in' syndrome (similar to "The Diving Bell & The Butterfly" movie) and had surgery to try to correct it, but couldn't be done and he lived for 3 1/2 years in Kelowna General MICU. 

His only form of communication was facial expression - tough for one as chatty as he. One of his final wishes was to see the renovations his boys had done on his house, the wonderful staff & his friends at the hospital, arranged what they called his 'field trip'.  Crystal Mountain later named a ski run for him - 'Brad's Run'.

Brad's sister Jan Cook has an album of photos from his life on her facebook page.  You can find it through the Hillcrest page.
 

Brad's kids were most important to him, daughter Julie Love, sons Kevin, Kyle & Wesley Cook, grandsons Dylan & Aaron Gordon.    Julie and her sons live in Perth ON. The boys live in Kelowna. 

He married Ginny Brown in 1984 and they bought a farm in Low Quebec where his 3 sons were born before moving to Kelowna in 1993.  

Brad was a jack of all trades and worked at far too many jobs to list, but they usually involved a vehicle of some sort, although after finally returning to college in his mid 40's - his last career was as an electronic technician for Okanagan Computer Products.
 

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From Jan Cook on May 8th, 2011
Image Brad partying in my apt. about 1975  :-)
 

Todd Cook

September 5th, 1956 - January 28th, 2011

Todd passed away this morning in Kelowna BC where he has lived for the past decade.  He was born in Ottawa, attended Hillcrest High School from approx. 1970-1973 before finishing his education in Calgary AB, (where his son Brenden was born in 1983), and he later moved to Vancouver.  Todd also has 3 grandchildren in Calgary. 

He and our brother Brad both passed at age 54 - this photo was taken 3 years ago with Brad's sons after his stroke in 2005.  Todd spent most of his working life as a welder and renovation contractor.   He had a stroke in 2003, was not able to fully recover, and lost his lifetime battle of ill health while awaiting a liver transplant.

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Todd passed away this morning in Kelowna BC where he has lived for the past decade.  He was born in Ottawa, attended Hillcrest High School from approx. 1970-1973 before finishing his education in Calgary AB, (where his son Brenden was born in 1983), and he later moved to Vancouver.  Todd also has 3 grandchildren in Calgary. 

He and our brother Brad both passed at age 54 - this photo was taken 3 years ago with Brad's sons after his stroke in 2005.  Todd spent most of his working life as a welder and renovation contractor.   He had a stroke in 2003, was not able to fully recover, and lost his lifetime battle of ill health while awaiting a liver transplant.

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From Jan Cook on January 28th, 2011
Image Todd never married but that meant he could store his Harley in the living room.  He and Brad took a bike trip to Vanc. Isle one summer a few years back, not knowing what lay very shortly ahead for them.  Hope they are finally at peace.
 
From Judy Scott on April 26th, 2011
So sorry to hear of Todd's passing. 
Todd and I grew up together on Bloor Ave. We got into and out of a fair bit of mischief together.   I only got to ride on the back of his bicylce!  Doesn't surprise me he had a Harley....   Iremember attaching  cards to the spokes of our bikes...sounded like a Harley to us :)
Todd and his big brother Brad were so much a part of happy times growing up on Bloor Ave.
 
From Jan Cook on May 4th, 2011
Image Can't find any high school photos of Todd but he never changed his appearance as a kid.
 

Bob Coombs

- - August 29th, 2010


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COOMBS, John Robert Owner Multi-Maintenance Suddenly in hospital on Sunday, August 29, 2010, Robert Coombs in his 58th year. Loving husband of Beverley (Zaine). Dear father of Tracey (Pierre Dagenais). Poppa to Katy, Jenna, Makayla, Madison, Luc and Phil. Always remembered by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank Street (between Scrivens Drive and Metcalfe Corner) from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Thursday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Springhill Cemetery. If desired memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be most appreciated.


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From Danny Rae on February 7th, 2011
Bobby and I grew up together and he was my best friend, two houses down, until I moved away in Grade six. We grew apart then, but we were inseparable until we were about 11 years old. My deepest sympathies to his loved ones.
 
From Karen Hanna on February 13th, 2011
My most sincere sympathy to Bobs family,
Bob and I started kingergarten the same day. We were raised in Elmvale Acres, and his dad was a police officer, same as mine. Bobbie as we all called him was a good childhood friend. -Karen
 

Donna Cordukes

- - 2000


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From Laura Soper-Gosset on March 17th, 2010
Image I remember Donna as a really sweet classmate in typing class and shorthand class. 
When I went to Carleton University she was the secretary in the Sociology Department.  She was the first person to ever show me how to use a photocopier.
She is certainly missed.
 
From Laura Soper on March 18th, 2010
I apologize if I Mixed up Donna with Norma.  It was Norma I knew in school at Hillcrest and at Carleton. 
 
From Dennis H on June 3rd, 2010
From Your Friends at Hylands GCC
 

Andre Cousineau

November 20th, 1952 - June 24th, 1977

Andre was a proud member of the wrestling team for Hillcrest.  He passed away on a warm sunny day as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Still missed by his family.

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Andre was a proud member of the wrestling team for Hillcrest.  He passed away on a warm sunny day as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Still missed by his family.

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Kendall (Ken) Crouch

- - December 30th, 2011

CROUCH, Kendall Ronald
On Friday, December 30, 2011 at the age of 73 Kendall Ronald Crouch died as he lived, with dignity and gentleness from complications due to Lewy Body Disease. Survived by his wife Anne (nee Hillmer) his sisters, Rochelle Lafontaine (Hubert Dubois), Lynne Mes (Hans), sister-in-law Barbara Arblaster (Richard); nephews Ian Mes, Derek Mes, Peter Arblaster, David Arblaster and nieces Lyse Mitsui, Michelle Lafontaine and Charlynne Lafontaine. A former teacher with the Ottawa Board of Education, Ken taught his entire career at Hillcrest High School. He loved teaching, enriching the lives of many students. Special thanks to our wonderful neighbours at Presqu'ile; his caregiver of the past year, Claire Guerin and the medical and support staff, all of whom demonstrated such compassion and caring. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, (at O'Connor), on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Kendall's life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 7 at 11:30 a.m. For those wishing donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada would be appreciated.
"Always my beloved, my friend forever"


Thanks for the memories, Mr Crouch. 

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CROUCH, Kendall Ronald
On Friday, December 30, 2011 at the age of 73 Kendall Ronald Crouch died as he lived, with dignity and gentleness from complications due to Lewy Body Disease. Survived by his wife Anne (nee Hillmer) his sisters, Rochelle Lafontaine (Hubert Dubois), Lynne Mes (Hans), sister-in-law Barbara Arblaster (Richard); nephews Ian Mes, Derek Mes, Peter Arblaster, David Arblaster and nieces Lyse Mitsui, Michelle Lafontaine and Charlynne Lafontaine. A former teacher with the Ottawa Board of Education, Ken taught his entire career at Hillcrest High School. He loved teaching, enriching the lives of many students. Special thanks to our wonderful neighbours at Presqu'ile; his caregiver of the past year, Claire Guerin and the medical and support staff, all of whom demonstrated such compassion and caring. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, (at O'Connor), on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Kendall's life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 7 at 11:30 a.m. For those wishing donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada would be appreciated.
"Always my beloved, my friend forever"


Thanks for the memories, Mr Crouch. 

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From Jan Cook on January 1st, 2012
Link to the Ottawa Citizen Legacy Guestbook page - many fond memories of Ken at Hillcrest. He was clearly well loved and respected by his students and fellow staff, for many years (can anyone tell us how many years exactly?)

Link to Ottawa Citizen Obituary
 
From Bob Publicover on January 1st, 2012
One thing about Ken that sticks in my mind is that he was as much liked, if not loved, as he was respected.

He was a great teacher, and a fine person. He is already deeply missed.

Bob P.
 
From Jan Cook on January 2nd, 2012
From the yearbooks it would appear that Ken was at Hillcrest for more than 30 years:
He's in the very first yearbook (62-63). The last time his name appears on the Staff List is for the 93-94 school year.
 
From Bernie Geiger on January 9th, 2012
Image Ken was the greatest teacher and an inspiration to us all during our early days at Hillcrest, 1962-1968. His love of science, of sports and of life drove us to do our best. We will always remember skiing and the time at Lac Heney. Ken's impact will be felt for decades to come.
Postscript:  It was mixed feelings we attended the funeral service on Saturday.   On one hand it was sad to say goodbye to Ken, with his family, on the other he would have been pleased to see so many of us old almuni students and staff like Phil Glover, John Thissen being together sharing our Hillcrest and skiing memories.
 
From Rick Salmon on February 5th, 2012
There is a short list of those who have had a lasting impact on my life and Ken sits high on it, so I was saddened and surprised to hear of his passing.  I knew Ken and Anne mostly during high school and college in the 60's and 70's and shortly after.  His generosity, energy, and ethusiastic love for life, like his smile, always seemed boundless.  I remember impatiently waiting for his science classes in high school, weekends with a gang working and waterskiing and sailing at his cottage, Ken always building something surrounded by folks who loved his company and to share in his projects.  He was and remains one of the Great Ones!!
 
From Rick Arblaster on April 27th, 2012

Everyone who attended the funeral service had clear notice of how dear Ken was to many hearts. Not only the number of folks in attendance, but their expressions of love. David's observations were touching, brilliant, true, and....

 
From Tim Hunt on January 20th, 2013
Image I was at Hillcrest from 1961 - 1966 and Mr. Crouch was my favorite teacher.  No coincidence that Physics was my favorite subject.  He made it interesting and fun.  He also took a personal interest in his students and invited us all to his cottage a couple of times.  He must have had a lot of patience :)  I planned to get in touch with him and tell him how he had helped me.  I was too late but he will live in my memory forever.  Best wishes to his family and friends. 
 

Myrna Cunning

- - 1994


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Myrna passed away in 1994 as a result of an anneurism.


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From Karen Hanna on July 29th, 2010
So sorry to hear of this, I went to school with Myrna, she was a super person, quiet and kind.
-Karen
 
From Susan Bill on October 30th, 2010
I was a neighbor of Myrna's and  I knew her family well.  She was such a beautiful girl, I always admired her.  How shocking that she died so young!
 
From Susan Bill on April 13th, 2011
Myrna and I grew up on the same street in Elmvale Acres.  I remember her as a beatuiful person, and recall her family well.  Such a sudden and unexplainable loss.  She was a beautiful woman. 
 
From Chuck Baker on August 6th, 2011
 Saddened to learn of Myrna's passing.  We were classmates. My memory of Myrna was of a beautiful young woman who was never mean spirited and always so kind to everyone.
Chuck Baker
 

Erin Davis (Davis-Prot)

June 19th, 1958 - September 26th, 2004

 

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 DAVIS-PROT, Erin
VON
Peacefully on Sunday, September 26th, 2004. Erin Leigh Davis, age 46. Beloved wife of Randy Prot for 17 years. She leaves behind the greatest joys of her life, her children, Meagan and Kevin. Survived by her mother Chloe Davis, her father Eric Davis (Gayle), and her parents-in-law Brian and Donna Prot. Friends may assemble at the St. Patrick's Church, Fallowfield on Wednesday for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to teh Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation appreciated.

 

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From Susan Bill on October 30th, 2010
I worked with Erin, on the same team at VON for many years.  She was a true inspiration in her bravery, and fight for her daughter's health.  Erin was loved by the nurses and her patients.

I did not realize she had gone to Hillcrest, as well as me.  I know how much she loved her family, she spoke so highly of her husband and her kids, and she worked very very hard!


 

Glen Stanley Dillabough

1924 - August 26th, 2012


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(Ottawa Citizen - 28 Aug 2012)
Retired Teacher, Hillcrest High School
Peacefully, with his daughter by his side on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Stella (nee Fedorenko). Loving father of Dave, the late Dean and Shelley Hamilton (Michael). Proud and much loved Grandpa of Caitlin, Jessica and Amanda. Dear brother of the late June, Ralph (the late Betty) and Doris Brown (the late Robert). The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Alta Vista Manor for the compassionate care provided to Glen and his family. Family and friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway) on Wednesday, August 29 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
You are the best Dad and Grandpa;
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Glen Stanley Dillabough
Retired Teacher, Hillcrest High School
Peacefully, with his daughter by his side on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Stella (nee Fedorenko). Loving father of Dave, the late Dean and Shelley Hamilton (Michael). Proud and much loved Grandpa of Caitlin, Jessica and Amanda. Dear brother of the late June, Ralph (the late Betty) and Doris Brown (the late Robert). The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Alta Vista Manor for the compassionate care provided to Glen and his family. Family and friends were invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway) on Wednesday, August 29 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Thursday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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Jake Dineen

- - December 30th, 2011

DINEEN, John E. 'Jake'
(Retired OCDSB - Physical Education Teacher)
Peacefully with his loving family by his side on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the age of 72 years. Jake Dineen, loving husband and best friend of Donalda (nee MacLellan). Proud father of James Patrick Dineen and stepfather of Jacqueline Brownell (Andre Gomes) and Stephanie Brownell (Dan Hrankowsky). Cherished 'Grampa Jake' to Rogan, Mac and Mia. Survived by his siblings Bill (late Pat), Jim (Eleanor), Margaret (Tom Keogh) and Patty (Mike Sullivan). Predeceased by brother Jerry (Mariette). Very fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and their children. Jake's family would like to thanks the staff of Carlingwood Manor for their dedication and compassion. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday from 3 until 8 p.m. A mass of Christian Funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Basilica (Kent & Nepean). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, Telephone: 613-233-1488.
Many will remember Jake with a smile as a unique Humorist, Athlete, Educator, Coach and Friend.

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DINEEN, John E. 'Jake'
(Retired OCDSB - Physical Education Teacher)
Peacefully with his loving family by his side on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the age of 72 years. Jake Dineen, loving husband and best friend of Donalda (nee MacLellan). Proud father of James Patrick Dineen and stepfather of Jacqueline Brownell (Andre Gomes) and Stephanie Brownell (Dan Hrankowsky). Cherished 'Grampa Jake' to Rogan, Mac and Mia. Survived by his siblings Bill (late Pat), Jim (Eleanor), Margaret (Tom Keogh) and Patty (Mike Sullivan). Predeceased by brother Jerry (Mariette). Very fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and their children. Jake's family would like to thanks the staff of Carlingwood Manor for their dedication and compassion. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon) on Tuesday from 3 until 8 p.m. A mass of Christian Funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Basilica (Kent & Nepean). A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow in the Church Hall. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, Telephone: 613-233-1488.
Many will remember Jake with a smile as a unique Humorist, Athlete, Educator, Coach and Friend.

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Jennifer Dresch (Robertson)

September 13th, 1973 - November 23rd, 2007

Jen (Dresch) Robertson
Jen was a much beloved science teacher at Hillcrest from 1999 to 2007.  She was a skillful physics teacher, well-liked and widely respected. Jen had high expectations of her students, and always managed to bring out the best in them.   She was well known for her sense of humour; her impressions of students and teachers were legendary.  Jen was known for her generous spirit.  She cared deeply for her students, and always made time for them, whether she was supervising an event, helping with academics or sharing a moment to talk or joke.   Above all Jen was a friend and inspiration to many. Her loss is deeply felt by students and staff.

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ROBERTSON, Jennifer (Dresch)
(1973 - 2007)
Unexpectedly in Ottawa on November 23rd, 2007. Married on August 24th, 2006 Jennifer is survived by her husband Luke Robertson (Son of Joseph and Susan Robertson of Fredericton). She is the daughter of Philip J. Dresch and the late Joan Dresch (Prince). Survived by her brothers Philip (Louise) and Paul (Grace) and her sister Christine (Peter Caletti). Jennifer is also survived by four nieces and three nephews.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Western Ontario with Bachelor's degrees in Mechanical Engineering (1996) and Education (1997). She began teaching at Hillcrest High School in 1998 where she continued to teach physics, math and science classes until 2006. Jennifer and Luke moved to Calgary for their first year of marriage but returned to Ottawa in August, 2007 in order to be closer to family. Jennifer returned to teaching at Hillcrest in September, 2007.
She will live on through the lives she touched and the minds she inspired.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ottawa Humane Society.

Jen (Dresch) Robertson
Jen was a much beloved science teacher at Hillcrest from 1999 to 2007.  She was a skillful physics teacher, well-liked and widely respected. Jen had high expectations of her students, and always managed to bring out the best in them.   She was well known for her sense of humour; her impressions of students and teachers were legendary.  Jen was known for her generous spirit.  She cared deeply for her students, and always made time for them, whether she was supervising an event, helping with academics or sharing a moment to talk or joke.   Above all Jen was a friend and inspiration to many. Her loss is deeply felt by students and staff.

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Dulce Drinkwater

1952 - February 1st, 2007


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- Peacefully at home, at age 55. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre or Roger's House would be appreciated.


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From Bruce Harris on April 6th, 2011
Dulce and I passed through Public School then on to Hillcrest then off into the working world.  We met up some years later in a working capacity, Dulce a highly respected representative of a prominent international company, and I one of her many government clients.  When we met I was struck once again by her continued level of professionalism, intelligence, warmth; she was the same Dulce Drinkwater that so many of had come to know and appreciate throughout our adolescent life.  Time had not altered her charming character nor her beauty. 

From time to time in the years that followed, I wonder what our friend Dulce was up to, whether she was still with the same company.  I have only learned today that Dulce left us.  Like so many others we have come to know and admire, a terrible loss to us all.  Dulce will be truly missed.

B
 

Anne Droppo

- - 1993


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Pierre Durocher

December 9th, 1958 - October 4th, 2006


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DUROCHER, Pierre - Peacefully in the arms of the Lord, Pierre passed away at North Bay General Hospital Scollard Site, Wednesday October 4, 2006 at the age of 48.  Loving and proud father of Jamison. He will be dearly missed by his brothers and sisters Linda Durocher, Andre (Julia), Louise Durocher, Denis (Joan) , Arthur, Monique Legault (Jean-Paul), Daniel and sadly missed by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Therese Falardeau and Irving Durocher.  Pierre was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 23.  Family and friends may pay their respects at McGuinty Funeral Home, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, Monday at 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  As expression of sympathy, donations to Diabetes Association would be gratefully apprediated by the family.


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Walter Dyck

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Fred Eddie


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From Dr. Paul Burns on April 19th, 2010

Though I didn't really know Fred, I can say that I believe he died after a motorcycle accident with his girlfriend, were they hit a telephone pole.
 

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From Michael Dobbin on May 20th, 2010
 Alan was a good friend in the 60's and 70's, as were his brothers, sisters, and parents.  I was shocked to hear of Alans passing while on avalanche patrol in BC.  In the Rockies Avalanches are  a part of winter life, and its always people like Alan that are there to do their best to protect us whether we are climbing or in the back country skiing or hiking.  My sincere condolences to Alan's family.  I'm certain he is greatly missed. 

Mike
 
From Ian Monteith on September 22nd, 2010
Alan was my next door neighbour  I didn't know Alan well; however, I noticed he had a drive/spirit.  He was his own man.  Alan lived his passion and I am sure his family misses him and they are very proud of him.

Ian
 
From judy Kinsella on April 13th, 2011
So sorry to hear about Alan.....gosh...such a nice person.....I am so sorry to hear that he has passed away...xo
 

Lori Fawcett (Rosenberg)

1959 - September 19th, 2009


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From Dennis Hughes on June 2nd, 2010
So Sad Reading All These Pages.

RIP Lori.....I remember.
 
From Dennis Hughes on June 2nd, 2010
I will always miss you Lori
 
From Dennis Hughes on June 3rd, 2010
So Sad....Lori was a wonderul Person
 
From Patricia Wilson(Chedd) on July 28th, 2010
My memories of Hillcrest High are filled with fun with Lori,gym class,the movie Grease,and dancing in her basement.I miss her everyday...God be with you Lori....
 
From Debbie Thompson on February 4th, 2011

The last time I spoke to Lori was after her dad died. You always mean to get in touch and you always think you have lots of time. Sadly, we don't always. Lori was a good friend in both public school and high school one of our group of 5. When I think of Lori I always picture her smiling with that one front tooth that was not quite right. Part of her charm. 

 
From MaryLynn Kinsella on April 9th, 2011
Still  hard to believe that you are not here with us Lori.
WE had a very special friendship and I miss you very much.  
MaryLynn
 
From judy kinsella laurin on April 25th, 2011
Such a sweet girl....so beautiful!! xo 
 
From Elaine Lindsay on May 13th, 2011
Dearest Lori,
You were always my greatest supporter, my cheering section. A piece of my heart died with you, Rest in Peace you were one of the most beautiful people I have ever known, and we are a bit less without you...
Love you Lori
xoxo
Elaine

 

Neil Ferguson


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David Fletcher

September 20th, 1951 - August 25th, 1976


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David married his high school sweetheart and soul mate, Nancy Farrants, in August 1971.  He started his career with Bell Canada as a linesman and loved by all who knew him.  One of his last deeds for his best friend Jim Neales, took him across Canada with a trailer load of furniture to his buddy's new place Dave and Nancy loved the West Coast and had a blast along the way, visiting family and old friends. 
His courageous two year battle with Leukemia ended on August 25, 1976 in hospital with his family by his side.  David is dearly missed by everyone who knew him well.


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Bill Franklin

Lil' Scooter, missed always by The Drone Squad...

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Lil' Scooter, missed always by The Drone Squad...

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Bruce Fraser

Bruce graduated from Hillcrest in 1964.  He subsequently attended Carleton University, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s University.  He earned his PhD in anatomy in 1978, and taught at Cambridge University in England, the University of Hiroshima in Japan, and in Uganda.  He did research work at Charing Cross Hospital in London, England, and ended his career at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

Bruce spent time in the navy reserve and was an expert marksman with a rifle, winning many awards.  He died of multiple sclerosis in October, 1992.

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Bruce graduated from Hillcrest in 1964.  He subsequently attended Carleton University, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s University.  He earned his PhD in anatomy in 1978, and taught at Cambridge University in England, the University of Hiroshima in Japan, and in Uganda.  He did research work at Charing Cross Hospital in London, England, and ended his career at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

Bruce spent time in the navy reserve and was an expert marksman with a rifle, winning many awards.  He died of multiple sclerosis in October, 1992.

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Bradley Frew

January 15th, 1952 - August 14th, 1981


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With deep regret we announce the sudden passing of Bradley Craig Frew, age 29 years on Friday, August 14th, 1981 as the result of an accident on Highway 17.
Dear son of Craig and Wilma Frew of Barryvale, brother of Lesley.
Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Barryvale.


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From Bruce Harris on April 15th, 2011
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 I met Brad through his sister Lesley in 1958 when they first moved into the Acres.  From that day forward their home became the second home for so many of us kids who met practically every day.  

We remained great friends through the years.  Brad loved the out of doors, hunting, fishing, snow- mobiling, motorcycling, fast cars, boats but his greatest love was for his family and friends, particularly his sister Lesley who now resides in Kingston.  Through the 60s we had great times at their hobby farm and later their cottage at Calabogie,  Even today when I return to Calabogie, the mention of Brad's name triggers a sparkle in the eye of the person with whom I am speaking.  Brad's name and memory remains folkloric in "The Bogie" .

Brad departed Hillcrest to pursue auto mechanics in greater depth.  In July 1973 he married a lovely lady, Christine (Sam) Charbonneau.  At this time he and his family bought Barryvale Lodge on Calabogie Lake where he resided up until the time of his death on the highway in 1981.  Brad was returning from Ottawa having visited with friends.  All that knew Brad could attest to his outgoing nature and smiling face.  He was kind and comical, proud, honest and open, a man who would welcome you as a friend in a heart beat and do anything for you - in truth a great person, a great friend.    

 

Shelley Furness

- - 2001


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From d H on June 3rd, 2010
Many hours spent with Shelley practising for OUR Musicals
 

David Gillen

November 6th, 1954 - June 10th, 2007


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GILLEN, David John Alan Suddenly, Sunday June 10, 2007 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Age 52.


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Anne Gillespie

- - May 13th, 2013

GILLESPIE, Anne Francis
Educator, volunteer, traveler, mother, sister, sportswoman, wife, friend, musician.
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on May 10th, 2013, at the age of 57. Dear daughter of the late James and June Gillespie. Anne is mourned by her husband Kenneth Kingsbury, her sons Clark and Graham, her siblings Ron, Clare (Ian), Brenda (Thomas), James (Lee) and a large extended family. Also bereft are her many friends and professional colleagues. The busy, buzzing Bees are now just three. Anne educated thousands of students, explored continents, loved her family with boundless affection and never wavered in her faith. Memorial contributions in Anne's memory may be made to "The Anne Gillespie Fund" (cheques payable to Burke-Robertson in Trust – Anne Gillespie Fund)
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on May 13, 2013

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GILLESPIE, Anne Francis
Educator, volunteer, traveler, mother, sister, sportswoman, wife, friend, musician.
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on May 10th, 2013, at the age of 57. Dear daughter of the late James and June Gillespie. Anne is mourned by her husband Kenneth Kingsbury, her sons Clark and Graham, her siblings Ron, Clare (Ian), Brenda (Thomas), James (Lee) and a large extended family. Also bereft are her many friends and professional colleagues. The busy, buzzing Bees are now just three. Anne educated thousands of students, explored continents, loved her family with boundless affection and never wavered in her faith. Memorial contributions in Anne's memory may be made to "The Anne Gillespie Fund" (cheques payable to Burke-Robertson in Trust – Anne Gillespie Fund)
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on May 13, 2013

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Andy Graham

- - 2003

Andy was one of the original group of students who transferred over from Ridgemont for Grade 11 when Hillcrest opened in 61. He graduated from "grade 14" in 65.

He was a real character and was involved with everything from football to drama, His real fiefdom was the auditorium where he ran the technicians club.

Andy died this past May after a car accident in Toronto.

Don Gunn
Victoria ,BC

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Andy was one of the original group of students who transferred over from Ridgemont for Grade 11 when Hillcrest opened in 61. He graduated from "grade 14" in 65.

He was a real character and was involved with everything from football to drama, His real fiefdom was the auditorium where he ran the technicians club.

Andy died this past May after a car accident in Toronto.

Don Gunn
Victoria ,BC

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Hugh Graham

December 3rd, 1947 - February 8th, 2010

After graduating from Hillcrest, Hugh studied Commerce at St. Pats College in Ottawa. He began his studies in Hospital Administration at the University of Ottawa and did an internship at Victoria Hospital In London, Ontario.

Hugh lived the last 25 years of his life in Kingston Ontario with his wife of 40 years Pat (Mulvihill) and their children, David and Shannon. It was in Kingston that Hugh became the Executive Director of the Hotel Dieu Hospital. He strove to provide quality, caring service to all who entered its doors. In 1998 the Ontario Hospital Commission was attempting to close most of the Catholic hospitals in Ontario. Hugh, his Board of Directors and the Sisters of Hotel Dieu fought the commission right up to the Supreme Court level and won. Hugh was credited with leading this action and its ultimate success in keeping Hotel Dieu open to this day. He retired in November of 2008 after more than 24 years at Hotel Dieu.

Hugh believed in working hard and then taking time to play and he encouraged others to do likewise. He loved a good game of golf almost as much as he loved being up at the cottage with his family. He and Pats midnight dance parties were legendary. He was adored and respected by friends and family alike.

His was a life full of integrity, loyalty and determination. A life cut far too short.

Hugh was a kind, loving, generous and brave man -  but depression shows no respect for these qualities. It is as random and, all too often, as fatal as cancer. Hugh died on February 8th, 2010.

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After graduating from Hillcrest, Hugh studied Commerce at St. Pats College in Ottawa. He began his studies in Hospital Administration at the University of Ottawa and did an internship at Victoria Hospital In London, Ontario.

Hugh lived the last 25 years of his life in Kingston Ontario with his wife of 40 years Pat (Mulvihill) and their children, David and Shannon. It was in Kingston that Hugh became the Executive Director of the Hotel Dieu Hospital. He strove to provide quality, caring service to all who entered its doors. In 1998 the Ontario Hospital Commission was attempting to close most of the Catholic hospitals in Ontario. Hugh, his Board of Directors and the Sisters of Hotel Dieu fought the commission right up to the Supreme Court level and won. Hugh was credited with leading this action and its ultimate success in keeping Hotel Dieu open to this day. He retired in November of 2008 after more than 24 years at Hotel Dieu.

Hugh believed in working hard and then taking time to play and he encouraged others to do likewise. He loved a good game of golf almost as much as he loved being up at the cottage with his family. He and Pats midnight dance parties were legendary. He was adored and respected by friends and family alike.

His was a life full of integrity, loyalty and determination. A life cut far too short.

Hugh was a kind, loving, generous and brave man -  but depression shows no respect for these qualities. It is as random and, all too often, as fatal as cancer. Hugh died on February 8th, 2010.

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Tom Grimes

- - 1997


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~ due to a rare liver condition


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From judy Kinsella on April 13th, 2011

So sorry to hear about Tom.....I loved his laughter...xo

 

Brian Gunstone

1969 - 1996

Brian, class of 1988, was a good friend to all who knew him.  He had a quirky sense of humour and an even quirkier sense in music.  After Hillcrest, he ended up settling in Toronto and was the lead singer/guitarist for the band Nancy, Despot.  He passed away suddenly in November 1996. 

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Brian, class of 1988, was a good friend to all who knew him.  He had a quirky sense of humour and an even quirkier sense in music.  After Hillcrest, he ended up settling in Toronto and was the lead singer/guitarist for the band Nancy, Despot.  He passed away suddenly in November 1996. 

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Wendy Havelock

September 17th, 1949 - 1980


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From Nancy Brooks on April 5th, 2011
I remember Wendy from Vincent Massey.  We sat next to each other in our homeroom class.  Wendy was a very kind and caring person and I am saddened that she left us so soon.
 

Tom Heaney

1946 - April 19th, 1969


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HEANEY, Thomas – Accidentally on Sturday, April 19th, 1969, Thomas Heaney, aged 23 years, dear son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Heaney, 230 Brittany Drive, Apr. 409; brother of Brian, Paul, Anne and Elizabeth; grandson of Mrs. Elizabeth and the late James Mulligan. Resting McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 235 Kent Street. Funeral was on Tuesday, to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (St. Laurent Blvd.) Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Interment (was at) Notre Dame Cemetery.
 
From “The Ottawa Citizen” Monday, April 21, 1969


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From Sharon McElroy Charboneau on November 3rd, 2010
Tommy died on April 19, 1969 - taken in his prime - while doing at least one of the things he loved best: driving his sports car.

Unfortunately, he lost control and the divider on the Queensway was too much force for him & his car.  He was taken quickly.

He was remembered by his ski buddies from Edelweiss who used to wait for each other at the top of their favourite hill.  There was a tree there (hopefully still is) and a memorial plaque was put on that tree. 

My memories of Tommy are from the dance floor @ Vincent Massey school on Friday nights: he was a great jiver.  And I am sure he has been dancing up a storm with the angels!!!



 

Ron Henry

- - 2001

- singer/songwriter. He was awaiting a liver transplant, but never made it.

Terry Henry (67)

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in 2001 at age 52

- singer/songwriter. He was awaiting a liver transplant, but never made it.

Terry Henry (67)

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From Roger Camm on July 16th, 2011
I remember ROn, one of my buddies during the" 2 weekers at Camms"...
I'll miss him too...
Roger
 
From Bill LaMere on September 17th, 2011
 a great guy and a great singer in Ottawa"s Biggest Big Band "the Weight"
 

Joan Hoddinot

- - 2002

My sister Joan passed away in the summer of 2001 at the age of 52.  Joan graduated in 1969 and went on to teach with the Lanark Board (mostly in the Perth area) for 29 years. Many of my old friends will remember her…..and remember that she taught me how to drink beer at the Chaud.

These words will never do justice to the memories that we built when we were young. Although Joan died from Pick's disease we can say that we had a hell of a ride. And after all, if you can't say that, what the heck are you doing here.

Don Hoddinott

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 (July 2002 - age 52)

My sister Joan passed away in the summer of 2001 at the age of 52.  Joan graduated in 1969 and went on to teach with the Lanark Board (mostly in the Perth area) for 29 years. Many of my old friends will remember her…..and remember that she taught me how to drink beer at the Chaud.

These words will never do justice to the memories that we built when we were young. Although Joan died from Pick's disease we can say that we had a hell of a ride. And after all, if you can't say that, what the heck are you doing here.

Don Hoddinott

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From Don Ashbee on April 27th, 2010
Joan was a lovely intelligent lady with whom  I wish I'd spent more time. High school was a bit of a blur.
 
From Bob Richardson on May 26th, 2010
I was crazy about Joan. She was a lot of fun and could party with the best of us.
I wish I could of seen her one more time.
 
From Jocelyn Durels (Panabaker) on January 11th, 2011
 
 
From Fran Graham on May 15th, 2011

I am sorry to hear that Joan passed away. My condolences to her family. Joan was a good friend at Vincent Massey P.S. (we loved to ride our bikes to school together) and later at Hillcrest. Where did the years go!

 

Paul Hood

- - 1984


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Paul died tragically, as a result of a car accident in Texas.


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Barry Hopkins

1945 - January 23rd, 2004

Barry graduated from Hillcrest 1966/67 - but was only there the one year - had been a Ridgemont student and was the band road manager for the Staccatos because many of them were Ridgemont students.  He worked as a chemical engineer all over the world - one of his biggest projects was Chief concrete engineer on the Yellow River damn project in China.  He was living in Nfld. when diagnosed with a brain tumour.  Barry left behind his wife Lorraine (Boots to us), daughter Candice & son Craig, sister Carol Hopkins (9N & 10N) and 3 brothers.

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Barry graduated from Hillcrest 1966/67 - but was only there the one year - had been a Ridgemont student and was the band road manager for the Staccatos because many of them were Ridgemont students.  He worked as a chemical engineer all over the world - one of his biggest projects was Chief concrete engineer on the Yellow River damn project in China.  He was living in Nfld. when diagnosed with a brain tumour.  Barry left behind his wife Lorraine (Boots to us), daughter Candice & son Craig, sister Carol Hopkins (9N & 10N) and 3 brothers.

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From Carol HOpkins on May 3rd, 2010
Still miss you, brother!
 
From Carol Hopkins on October 14th, 2010

I still miss you, bro.

 
From Candace Hopkins on November 11th, 2010
Words cannot express how much you are missed.  Thank you for taking us all over the world, and for sharing your love of music with so many!  I miss you every day. 

Candace B. L Hopkins
 
From Jan Cook on April 26th, 2011
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Graduated Gr. 13 - 1967

 

Rick Huget


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From Denton Pendergast on May 28th, 2010
 I always liked Rick. Very sorry to hear he's passed.
 
From Bob publicover on August 31st, 2010
I recall playing with Rick in the schoolyard at Queen Elizabeth Public School, when we rode the schoolbus up and down unpaved St. Laurent Boulevard from Elmvale Acres... in the really old days.

We had less contact during high school, but I recall that he was an accomplished drummer with his own band.

He was a very decent guy who was liked by all, and is sorely missed.

Bob P.

 
From Bob Bancroft on March 30th, 2011

I knew Rick Huggett as our mothers were best of friends. I remember Rick as an fun guy who loved playing his drums and was looking forward to joining the RCMP to follow in his fathers footsteps.

I do not recall the date but Rick died tragically in his senior year at Hillcrest from a fall in his home. I recall myself and several of his friends (Clive Wingate) being pall bearers..a very sad day. Rick has a sister Debbie who also attended Hillcrest and recently retired from the federal government in Ottawa. 

Bob Bancroft
Class of 68.

 

Brian Jessiman


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From Dennis H on June 3rd, 2010
Hi Barry
 
From Bruce Harris on April 6th, 2011
Brian was one of the finest individuals I had ever come to know in school.  I recall with fond memory our weekend fishing trip at George Tutt's cottage.  It was the long weekend in May, the ice was still on the lake so we had to have a few ales and wait for the ice to move out.  It took four days and we were only there for three. 

Brian was a kind person and respected those around him.  I don't recall ever seeing him angry but I do recall a man who like to share a smile, a kind word and he possessed an uncanny whit.  Brian will always be fondly remembered by all who knew him.  

 

Ray Jewers

October 15th, 1945 - October 3rd, 1993


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Ray died in Toronto after returning to Canada to perform in 'Death and the Maiden'.  He had just opened, received a great review in the'Globe', went home second night and complained of chest pains.  He died the next morning just 12 days before his 48th birthday. 

Ray left two children in England - Jack and Rosie.

Although his life was brief he lived his dream of being an actor, with great  success, in England and Canada.   
    
Raymond Forrest “Ray” Jewers was born in Nova Scotia on October 15, 1945, to John William Jewers (b. 1920) and his first wife, Sarah Ross of Riley Brook, NB, during 1944. Ray’s parents divorced when he was ten and his father, who was a naval officer, remarried to Jean Howell of Osgood, Ontario. When she died, Ray’s father then married, for the third time, to Thelma Sheffield, who still lives in Ottawa. Ray’s father died in 1981, at the age of 61.
 
Ray, like his father, married three times. First to his high school sweetheart, Bernice (Bunny) Barker; then to a British actress, Philippa Urquhart, with whom he had two children: a daughter, Rosie (1974), who is a lawyer with the Royal College of Nursing; and a son, Jack (1980), who is a writer, editor, producer and director in the business that Ray loved. His third wife was Collette Stevenson of London, England.
 
At the time of his death on October 3, 1993, Ray was a stage theatre actor. He died in Toronto after returning to Canada to perform in 'Death and the Maiden'.
 
It had just opened, and he had received a great review in ‘The Globe', went home on the second night and complained of chest pains. He died the next morning just 12 days before his 48th birthday.  Although his life was brief, he lived his dream of being an actor with great success in England and Canada.
 
Ray was not only in the 1962 Hillcrest High School Drama Club production of production of, “The Valiant”, but went on to become a recognized Canadian theatre actor. One of Ray’s earliest breaks came in a small role in the 1977 James Bond film, “The Spy Who Loved Me” (with Barbara Bach) as a USS Wayne crew man, helping Roger Moore get out of a boat onto the shore.
 
 
His filmography can be found at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0422457/#actor
His genealogy can be found at: http://www.pjewers.com/JFTnotes.htm
 
            His yearbook entry for 1964 said: “Ray”
            Quote: “He sighed at many; loved but one.”
            Aim: English Professor
            Destination: Stuck in Nova Scotia
            Activities: Drama, Volleyball, President-13B
            Pet Peeve: Bunnies
            (And we all knew what his ‘pet peeve’ was!)  
 
  


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From Diana Usher (Simpson) on April 17th, 2010
I am sorry to learn that Ray died at such a young age in 1993.  Ray was in my grade 12 and 13 English class, 1962-64.  He showed his ability as an actor in his teens when he  played the role of Macbeth or Hamlet in Mr. Benoit's classes.  He helped me appreciate Shakespeare's plays.

I am especially glad to know that Ray had a successful acting career. 
 
From Harvey Davey on April 28th, 2010
I was one of the fortunate people Ray visited when he came to Canada to act at the NAC.  He spoke of his career and his family with an  enthusiasm and caring that proved his worth.
I continued to learn from him for years after we worked together on Macbeth.  He was an exceptional man and was cut off much too young.  I mourned his loss.
 
From Roy Irons on June 16th, 2010
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I was with Ray the  day he was given the choice,  football or drama.  He went on to play in movies, The Phantom of the Opera, 1989, The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977,  A Bridge Too Far and many more.  He was casted with movie stars such as William Shatner, Roger Moore, Anthony Perkin, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Colin Farrell, Burt Landcaster and many more. I was with Ray when he came to Ottawa stared in the plays Diary of a Mad Man, and Tafford Tanzini. His son Jack continues in his fathers footsteps working in the film and entertainment business. I  of Ray frequently.

 
From Kal Toth on February 24th, 2011
Ray was very warm and welcomiong person in my experience.  He did Hillcrest "real proud" indeed as a wonderful stage actor in Canada and England.  He died far too young.  Kal
 

Kevin Keefe

- - 1992


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~ in January 1992 at the age of 36, as a result of a car accident.


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From Debbie Ouellette on October 16th, 2010
Kevin  Keefe, was an amazing person, who will never be forgotten, he has twin boys, Trevor and Dillon..  He only got 11 weeks with his twin boys, he was taken from us on Jan 6 1992...
R.I.P.Kevin... His son Dillon passed away this Aug 4 2010...
I believe they are together getting to know each other....
The love of my life! I miss him terribly.....
Today Oct 16, is the boys birthday, 19 years old today!
I will always love you Kevin!
 
From judy Kinsella on April 13th, 2011
So sorry to hear about Kevin.....We were friends in high school......a truly nice person...xo
 

Cathy Kerr

September 15th, 1951 - October 22nd, 2004


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KERR, Catherine (Cathy) Christina - Peacefully in the early morning of Friday, October 22, 2004 at the young age of 53, after a valiant fight with cancer. Cherished and beloved daughter of Orville and Yvonne (nee Cote) Kerr. Much loved sister of David Kerr, of Calgary. Special friend to her dog, Clancy. Predeceased by her grandparents Gladys and Frank Kerr, and Christina and Joseph Didace Cote. Loving niece to Cy and Bernadette (Bunny) Marcellus, Gilbert Kerr (the late Shirley), Charles Kerr (Susan), the late Phyllis Kerr, Fran Burns (Kealey Cummings) and Tony Burns. Left to mourn is her cousin and special friend Barry Kerr, along with many other cousins.Cathy was a loyal and devoted friend to many. Her generosity, wit and sense of humour were only a few of her gifts that she shared in friendship. Her family is most appreciative of all of those who visited Cathy, and especially those who kept vigil during her last days - Candace Clarke, Ginette Brennan, Diane Greene, and Sherry Huff. Also left to mourn her loss are many long time friends, especially Marilyn Watters, Deb and Joe Cooke, Karen Martin, Lise Groleau and Cathy Cavanagh. From a young age Cathy participated in the political and community life of Ottawa - the City she loved dearly, and was proud to call home. Her career in the government spanned several decades. She volunteered her time and organizational skills to many election campaigns, and worked in the Prime Minister's office during the 1970's. A highlight for Cathy was the time she spent as the Director for Operations Co-ordination for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Cathy was active in a variety of community events, always mindful to those less fortunate. She will be sadly missed by fellow members of the Southenders Kiwanis Club, which Cathy helped to co-found. The disabled of our community have lost a passionate and faithful advocate. She was a board member of the Disabled Persons Coalition and worked tirelessly on behalf of her constituency. She served as a board member for the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre, and was chair of their Consumer Advisory Group for 7 years. In recognition of her service, Cathy was awarded the Rick Hansen Award in 2000, the United Way Community Builder Award in 2001 and the City of Ottawa Civic Appreciation Award in 2004. Last year, she was instrumental in organizing Wheelchair Curling. Her family appreciate the support and friendship that Cathy received from the Disabled Persons Community Resource. Cathy's family would like to express their gratitude to the medical oncology team at the Ottawa Hospital - General Campus and the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre for the caring and compassion extended, particularly during her final days.


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From Wendy Knapp on February 3rd, 2011
Cathy was a good friend of mine. I remember standing outside on a cold wintry day drinking coffee and watching her compete in speed skating.
 

Maureen Kinsella

January 2nd, 1963 - February 23rd, 1995

Maureen left us too early.  She will always be remembered as Pippy.. and would be proud of her daughters Melissa (Mitzi) and Jessie.. who also attended Hillcrest.

She still has many friends who miss her.. and remember her for crooked smile and devilish laugh.

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Maureen left us too early.  She will always be remembered as Pippy.. and would be proud of her daughters Melissa (Mitzi) and Jessie.. who also attended Hillcrest.

She still has many friends who miss her.. and remember her for crooked smile and devilish laugh.

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From Leigh Fawcett on March 23rd, 2011

Pips...you lived such a short life but it was filled with so many wonderful accomplishments. You had 2 beautiful little girls who have grown into beautiful ladies, you'd be so proud of them.
Pipi,  we had quite a few crazy experiences  so many  "remember whens"  I miss being able to do that with you. I am however so grateful that we made those memories that now I can look back on and laugh, especially all our made-up cheers. One I saw that made me think of us is this....  "Cheers to some of the times I may not remember with a friend I will never forget".
And Maureen.... I will never forget you.

 
From MaryLynn Kinsella on March 27th, 2011
 Not only my sister, but also my BEST friend....although it has been 16 years since you left us so suddenly, I still think of you and miss youi every day.  Your beautiful daughters remind me of you in so many ways...reminder to all, to be thankful for what you have and  to live life like it is your last day on this earth!!
 
From Brenda kinsella on April 15th, 2011
Image Maureen had many friends and all would remember that smile - her laugh.  Thanks for the picture Joan S
 
From judy Kinsella on May 11th, 2011
A family of 6's girls we were.  Maureen the youngest.  A so sweetie gal and we miss her very much.  But hey, look forward to meeting up again...xoxoxo
 

Carolyn Kirby

- - February 16th, 2011


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KIRBY, Carolyn Jennifer (Teacher - Kars Public School) Peacefully after a year long battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, age 55 years. Beloved wife of Lorne Rock. Step-mother of Tod (Kathy) and Christopher (Jamie) and step grandmother of David, Austin and Kirsten. Daughter of Claire and the late Sidney Kirby. Sister of Sharon (Toni), Richard (Maria), Randall (Bev) and Robert (Kate). Also survived by nieces Julia and Alexia and nephews, Andrew and Kyle.


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From Valerie Atkins on March 17th, 2011
A very talented, and kind lady.  Carolyn, you will be greatly missed by many.  Will always remember those fab parties in my yard with you and your bandmates from Puddle Alley.
 
From Jan (nee Janice Marion) Willis on May 12th, 2011
I did not know Carolyn at Hillcrest -she would have been a few years behind me.  But I did know her well as "Madame Kirby".  All three of my children went to Kars Public in the 80's and early 90's  and my daughter many years later had her as her supervisor as a student teacher - my daughter Marnie now teaches french emersion to gr. 4-5 (Carolyn was gr. 5 fr. emersion) and via the school board grapevine - Marnie got the news first - it was a sad day for our family.  She was a good teacher and friend to a lot of her parents.  Rest well friend.
 
From Alta Kirby (nee Lerner) on January 11th, 2012
Carolyn was truly a wonderful person and she was an amazing Aunt to my sons Jordan Burrill, Andrew Kirby and Kyle Kirby. She will be trully missed. Carolyn I will always have fond memories of you...may you RIP now.
 

Brian Kuder

November 16th, 1963 - November 14th, 2010


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KUDER, Brian Ross With his great strength and courage we announce that Brian passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 14, 2010. Beloved husband and best friend to Tracy for 20 years. Proud and loving father to Caelin Amara Skyy and Teegan Marlee Rose. Survived by his parents Jerry and Sharon, brother Rob (Pam) and sisters Carol and Kathryn (Stuart). He will be greatly missed by his godson Kieran Marks as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Brian's passion for flying led him to a career in aviation, flying throughout Northern Ontario with Bearskin Airlines, out East with Air Atlantic and finally, for the last 10 years as a Captain with Air Canada. When not flying he loved working on cars, lending a helping hand and "MacGyvering" with his friends. He was most at peace while hunting in the bush with his friends or sailing the "Amara Rose" with his wife and girls. Special thank you to cherished and best friend Mitch Marks.  If desired, donations may be made in Brian's memory at RBC Waterdwon in honour of Caelin and Teegan's education fund or to a charity of your choice. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com


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Jeff Laflamme

September 11th, 1969 - February 15th, 1989

Jeff started at Hillcrest in 1983 from then on he went from the rugby firled to the tennis courts yearly. He was also known as the guy with dad's new cars. Fond memories include "borrowing" the  inflatable Ronald McDonald from Alta-Bank and manoy other Tequila Sunrise pranks.
Unfortunately in 1989 he was taken from all of our lives however he will never be forgotten and his memories live on with all of us.

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Jeff started at Hillcrest in 1983 from then on he went from the rugby firled to the tennis courts yearly. He was also known as the guy with dad's new cars. Fond memories include "borrowing" the  inflatable Ronald McDonald from Alta-Bank and manoy other Tequila Sunrise pranks.
Unfortunately in 1989 he was taken from all of our lives however he will never be forgotten and his memories live on with all of us.

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Mr. Robert Campbell "Cam" Lane

July 5th, 1912 - April 2nd, 2013

Wow - @ 100 years of age.  
He must have done a few things right in his very active life.
Many of us have fond memories of Mr. Lane, esp. as our Science teacher and VP, a very kind gentle man.  Rumour has it he was coaxed into lifting the ban on girls wearing skirts to HHS in the early 70's.
 

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Mr. Lane's full obituary can be found in the Ottawa Citizen's Legacy page, but here is an exerpt from it:
 
Cam's life spanned many decades and included military service in both WWII and the Korean War. Upon retirement from the army he earned a degree in teaching and enjoyed a second career as a vice principal at Hillcrest High School.

Wow - @ 100 years of age.  
He must have done a few things right in his very active life.
Many of us have fond memories of Mr. Lane, esp. as our Science teacher and VP, a very kind gentle man.  Rumour has it he was coaxed into lifting the ban on girls wearing skirts to HHS in the early 70's.
 

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From Jan Cook on April 4th, 2013
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Mr. Lane, 1967-68 - first year as Vice Principal of Hillcrest High School
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Leslie Larcombe

- - 2003

Leslie passed away due to cancer in 2003.

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Leslie passed away due to cancer in 2003.

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From Susan Cunliffe Hendricks on March 10th, 2011
Leslie lived on Halstead, I think, around the corner from us. We shared several classes and some fun in Grade 9.  She was a lovely yet quiet spirit with a British background who supported others more than taking the stage for herself.

I am saddened to hear of her passing.
 

Brian Latham


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From Laureen Cleroux Larabie on March 7th, 2011
I always like Brian!  He made Grade 10 French fun for me.  I remember he used to drag his desk over beside mine then look very innocent when someone questioned why it was there!  He kept me giggiling - I am so sorry to hear of his death.  Could someone please tell me what happened.
 
From Janet Halikas on December 5th, 2013
LATHAM _ Brian Randall 1948 - 2003 Brian Randall Latham of Calgary passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 15, 2003 at the age of 54 years. Brian was born in Edmonton. He moved to Calgary in 1977, where he owned and operated several businesses, including Crockett's Western Wear. For the past fourteen years, Brian was President and C.E.O. of Cinnaroll Bakeries Ltd. In 1995, he was awarded the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award by his peers. Brian was a long-time supporter of Ducks Unlimited and Calgary Soccer. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his two sons, David and Evan, and daughter Christine of Calgary; his father Eric of Victoria; brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Gerry of Vancouver; his loving companion Claire; the children's mother, Beth; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Lydia in 1989 and his older brother Doug in 1994. Funeral Services will be held at McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca Street S.E.) today, May 20, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Bryan D. Derksen officiating. To e-mail expressions of sympathy: condolences@mcinnisandholloway.com subject heading: Brian Latham. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Ducks Unlimited Canada, 3520 - 114 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2Z 3V6 (Telephone 403-201-5577). In living memory of Brian, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575. 001464
 
Published in The Calgary Herald on May 20, 2003
 
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?n=brian-latham&pid=157497750#sthash.t72oApKY.dpuf
 

Vicki Lauzon

- - November 9th, 2009


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LAUZON, Ann Victoria (Vicki) Suddenly, On Monday, November 9, 2009 at the age of 55 years. Beloved wife of Joey Barrett. Predeceased by her mother Claire Lauzon in 2008. Survived by her brother Rob (Carolyn) and her niece Clarissa. Remembered by her step-daughter Stephanie Clarke (Greg). In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Center would be appreciated. Online tributes may be sent to www.mem.com


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Brian Lewis

- - 1982

 

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Brian Lewis

- - June 5th, 1990


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Brian graduated from Hillcrest Highschool.  He was a bus operator at OC Transpo for 17 years. 

Brian found the love of his life Johanne whom he married in 1985.
They have  two children, Christopher and Stephanie.

Brian passed away on June 5, 1990 far too early from a massive heart attack at the age of 38. 

Brian would be very proud of the success of his children.  He is deeply missed by his sister and all his family. 


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Tom Little

- - May 20th, 2006


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LITTLE, Thomas Brian on Saturday, May 20, 2006 in Montreal at the age of 52. He will be greatly missed by his Mom and Dad, Thomas and Mary Little, his sister, Patty and all his Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, whom he dearly loved. Tom was a proud employee of Via Rail Canada in Ottawa and Montreal for 33 years. He is cherished and remembered by his friends and associates at Via Rail as well as many close friends in the Travel and Tourism industry across Canada and the United States. Friends may pay respects at Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 St-Joseph Blvd in Orleans, Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service in our Chapel. In lieu of flowers, we kindly request you make a donation in Tom's name to a charity dear to you.

Tom Little, of VIA Rail Canada, passed away May 20 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Montreal at age 52. Little had surgery in early February to remove a brain tumor, and rallied for a while, but his health had declined rapidly the past two weeks.

He spent all 30 years of his professional life with Via Rail, starting as a red cap in the Ottawa station, then moving up to
ticket agent. He worked his way through the ranks at Via Rail and was named the manager of market development for U.S. markets in 1990, a position he held until his passing.


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Rod Littlewood

- - July 18th, 2008


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From Erin Littlewood on April 15th, 2010
My dad, brother of Jim and David Littlewood died suddenly, and way too soon at the age of 58. He is dearly missed.

My dad married Jo-Ann O'Hearn, the love of his life on May 8, 1976.  Together they had two daughters, Meghan and Erin Littlewood who they raised in Ottawa.

He worked for Natural Resources Canada for 34 years doing what he loved the most, playing with computers. He never said a bad thing about anyone which is likely the reason he is loved and missed by his countless number of friends including his life long best friend Kirk Armstrong (Hillcrest).

He was a lover of all things furry, and a hater of taxes and bad drivers.

If "Rockin' Rod" were here on earth today he would be found doing any combination of the following: Listening to loud music, drinking fine red wine, golfing, explaining some random trivia fact (he was the smartest man I know), yelling at Jason Spezza through the TV, or generously offering to rebuild/upgrade someone's computer.

I know somewhere my dad is looking out for my sister, mom and I. He's living tax free, listening to the Eagles way too loud, sipping wine, with a fishing pole in one hand and a golf club in the other smiling that goofy grin of his.


We miss you dad.


Erin, Meghan and Jo-Ann Littlewood
 
From Harold Mills on April 17th, 2010
Hey Rod:  The world would do well to listen just a little closer to lyrics of the "Eagles" and other artists you loved and listened to.
 

Paul Longchamps

- - 2003


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Robert MacFarlane

- - 1981


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From Merle Armour on February 20th, 2011
Ron, the short time I knew him left me with a life long memory. Even though I lived acrossed the street from him it took me many years before our paths crossed. I got him his first full time job at the Government after his part time job at the grocery store. He was truly a unique individual and I am not sure many knew him. Alas I was so surprised when he disappeared that late fall and I knew I would never see him again. I was relieved he was found the following spring but so sadden by his passing. Whenever I put on my hockey gear (which he lent to me) I stil think of him. He will be missed.
 
From Janet Hines on May 13th, 2011
I didn't know Rob well but will always remember his kind gentle manner. He was always quick to say hello and was easy to talk to. I am saddened to hear of his passing.Rest in Peace Rob.
 

Shirley MacFeeley

- - 1989


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1989, as a result of a car accident


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From Laureen Larabie on March 7th, 2011
I worked with Shirley at Digital.  Everyone there was so shocked and sad to hear of her passing.  She always had a smile and a chuckle, and looked so happy.  She is missed.
 

Wayne Mannion

1951 - July 15th, 2009


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MANNION, Wayne Suddenly in hospital on July 15, 2009 at the age of 58. Dear son of the late Helen Jackson and the late John Mannion. Dear brother of Patrick and Paula Munteen (Peter).


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From Bob Publicover on March 29th, 2010
Wayne was a great guy, and I am truly sorry to learn that he is no longer with us.
 
From Dennis Hughes on June 2nd, 2010
So Sad.... Wayne was a good buudy
 
From Maureen Blackler on June 25th, 2011
Image Today, June 25, 2011, I read this as the first Iam aware of Wayne's passing.  He was an absolute sweetheart.  By setting my husband and I up on a blind date some 40 years ago, he greatly influenced the course of my life.  I am so sad to see this...
 

Tim Marks

- - July 29th, 1974

"We were all sad to lose Tim this year due to an unfortunate accident last summer on July 29, 1974. Tim was well known and liked around the school. We all certainly miss him. "

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July 1974 from a horseback riding accident

"We were all sad to lose Tim this year due to an unfortunate accident last summer on July 29, 1974. Tim was well known and liked around the school. We all certainly miss him. "

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From Mary Smith on August 31st, 2010
Tim, his sister Francis and I grew up together as our father's were best friends for many years. I'll never forget going to the funeral and watching my wonderfulUncle Bill cry.
Tim was a great guy and I always thought that he went far too soon. He left a hole in many hearts, his family, and my family. My heart still goes out to Cathy Davidson as she was his girlfriend at the time.
The family connections continued as my own father's final resting place is next to Tim. May they rest in peace.
 

Jennifer Marsh (Watchorn)

- - April 27th, 2010

WATCHORN, Jennifer Louise (Marsh) 1952-2010 It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Jennifer, age 57, on Tuesday April 27, 2010 peacefully at her home. Jennifer was the beloved wife of Paul Robert and cherished mom of Joshua Thomas Watchorn. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. Thomas Leslie Marsh and Regine (Chevrier) Marsh, both of Ottawa. Dear sister of Kelly Klaassen (late Jack Klaassen) of Winchester. Also survived by her aunt Helene (Chevrier) Kearney of Ottawa, and her cousin Paul Kearney of Oromocton, N.B. Surviving also are several nieces, nephews, and special kind and loving friends. Jennifer was a loving, kind, and thoughtful and dedicated wife and mother. She will live in our hearts forever. She is the wind beneath our wings. Special thanks to the paramedics, nurses, doctors, staff of the ER and ICU at the Ottawa General Hospital for the loving and supportive care provided. The family would like to wish warm wishes to our family doctor Dr. Nhan Duong and also to Dr. Louise Coulombe, Jennifer's palliative care doctor. We also would like to thank the CCAC who provided kind and caring services. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 St-Joseph Blvd., Orleans, Wednesday May 5th, 2010 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Thursday May 6th, 2010 in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association or the CCAC will be greatly appreciated by the family.

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WATCHORN, Jennifer Louise (Marsh) 1952-2010 It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Jennifer, age 57, on Tuesday April 27, 2010 peacefully at her home. Jennifer was the beloved wife of Paul Robert and cherished mom of Joshua Thomas Watchorn. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. Thomas Leslie Marsh and Regine (Chevrier) Marsh, both of Ottawa. Dear sister of Kelly Klaassen (late Jack Klaassen) of Winchester. Also survived by her aunt Helene (Chevrier) Kearney of Ottawa, and her cousin Paul Kearney of Oromocton, N.B. Surviving also are several nieces, nephews, and special kind and loving friends. Jennifer was a loving, kind, and thoughtful and dedicated wife and mother. She will live in our hearts forever. She is the wind beneath our wings. Special thanks to the paramedics, nurses, doctors, staff of the ER and ICU at the Ottawa General Hospital for the loving and supportive care provided. The family would like to wish warm wishes to our family doctor Dr. Nhan Duong and also to Dr. Louise Coulombe, Jennifer's palliative care doctor. We also would like to thank the CCAC who provided kind and caring services. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 St-Joseph Blvd., Orleans, Wednesday May 5th, 2010 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Thursday May 6th, 2010 in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association or the CCAC will be greatly appreciated by the family.

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From Michael Dobbin on May 20th, 2010
 I remember Jennifer from High School and possibly public school as a beautiful gal both outside and inside.  Jennifer was a very popular woman in school, and always volunteered to help with special events.  My condolences to Jennifers family, she was a wonderful person.  

Mike
 
From Jim Littlewood on September 28th, 2010
Of all the people I was hoping to see at the 50th reunion Jennifer was at the top of my list. Perhaps the nicest person I knew in high school Jenny was kind to everyone and always cheerful.

I was stung to hear of her passing and will always regret not having sought her out after graduation to continue what I would consider a priveleged friendship.

Jenny you touched my life in high school. Rest in peace and may God grant you the eternal happiness you so richly deserve.

 

Linda Matheson (Curran)

- - May 31st, 2011


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CURRAN, Linda Susan (nee Matheson) (Teacher at Joan of Arc Academy; Owner of Country Canvas Floorcloths, Ottawa) Suddenly at home, on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the age of 53. Beloved wife of Jim. Dear mother of Michael, Kristie and Amy.


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From Chuck Baker on August 6th, 2011
 Shocked and saddened to learn of Linda's passing.  I knew Linda mostly through my friendship with her sister Judy.  My sincere condolences to the family.  
Chuck Baker
 

James (Jamie) McLeod

1959 - 1978

Jamie was one of two Portage Avenue "sons" killed by accident.We were childhood playmates.When we last spoke,he was so full of enthusuasm. He had just graduated Grade 13 and was prepared to spend the summer touring Europe. Sadly he was killed in a car accident south of Ottawa on the eve of his departure. 

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Jamie was one of two Portage Avenue "sons" killed by accident.We were childhood playmates.When we last spoke,he was so full of enthusuasm. He had just graduated Grade 13 and was prepared to spend the summer touring Europe. Sadly he was killed in a car accident south of Ottawa on the eve of his departure. 

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From Deana Bueley on January 9th, 2011
I knew Jamie from Grade 6 when he came to Riverview for the enriched program.  In Grade 7 Mrs. Watkin called him Hamish because we had 2 James in our class.  He was always a really great guy.
 
From Mary (Lind) Hogan on February 16th, 2011
 I also met Jamie that year - Grade 6 at Riverview. He was a funny guy and well liked. How very sad to hear he passed away all those years ago.
 
From Julie Petrie Thomas on February 17th, 2011

Jaime lived two doors from us on Portage Ave. and his family were both neighbors and good friends of ours. I remember Jaime since he was a little boy as I was 3 years older - even memories of the sandbox! Much later and much to his chagrin if I remember - I think I babysat a few times - and his mother emphasized mainly for younger sister Moira of course... Jaime had his accident not too long after my brother Chris was killed on his bike. I honestly cannot believe the losses that families have endured going through the memorials.  It is always sad to think of lives lost at such a young age. Julie Petrie Thomas jpetrie@cw.bc.ca

 
From Jennifer Bingham (Petrie) on April 1st, 2011
Jamie was a friend and a very sad loss for our family and our whole neighbourhood.  I knew him from as young as I can remember.  Great kid.
 

Gerry Meagher

October 11th, 1938 - January 11th, 2011

Gerry was one of the all round good guys. A legendary English teacher and a friend. To add comments to his leagcy book click here

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Gerry was one of the all round good guys. A legendary English teacher and a friend. To add comments to his leagcy book click here

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From Don Ashbee on April 8th, 2011
When I have to answer the question "who was your favourite teacher ?" (usually when I forget My Password)
GERRY is the right answer.
 
From Dr. Paul Burns on May 12th, 2011
 I thought then and I still think to this day that Mr. Meagher was one of the most respected English teacher at Hillcrest. He would inspire me to read and discect literature and Poetry. He was a very humble man and I respected him greatly. I am sorry that he is no longer with us...thank you Mr. Meagher for all your teachings and friendly outlook I for one have enjoyed your classes and will remember you always. 
 

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Gary Milne

- - November 1st, 1997


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From Dennis Hughes on June 2nd, 2010
My good buddy and Bandmate... RIP Friend
 

Brian Munroe Mitchell

1945 - December 30th, 1975


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MITCHELL, Brian Munroe
Accidently at Terrace, British Columbia, on Tuesday, December 30, 1975, Brian Mitchell, of Ottawa, in his 30th year’ beloved husband of Janet Ford; and son of Roy and Jean Mitchell of 709 Colson Avenue; dear brother of Debbie; grandson of Mrs. Christopher Mitchell. Upon arrival in Ottawa, rested at Veitch Draper Ltd, 203 Bank St., Service in Chapel, Monday, January 5 at 2 p.m. Interment - Pinecrest Cemetery.
Reprinted from The Ottawa Citizen—Friday, January 2, 1976


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From Garry Moore on February 6th, 2011
Image Brian was my base player in our duet for many years ,also a Ottawa Rough rider base player, a Govenor General foot guards member and a wonderful friend for many years .I still remember the good times we had
 
From Garry Moore on March 24th, 2011
Image Brian was my bass player and the two of us palyed for the Govenor Generals foot Guards band .I still miss him today and will never forget the good times we had playing at the rec center for weddings .....Also the Ottawa Rough rider band 1965 to 1968

I will never forget you .......
 

Stephen Mobley

November 10th, 1958 - July 8th, 2000

Gone too soon at 41 and is sadly missed by family and friends.

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From Al Fleming on October 27th, 2011
Image Steve was a great guy.  Very funny, an absolute fantastic mimic and a so wonderfully kind.  Very sad to learn that he passed away.  I was proud to have known him and called him "friend".

Al Fleming - Class 0f '77
 

Joey Moore

April 12th, 1961 - July 7th, 1976


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Greg Morgan

1949 - 2006

 Football, Wrestling, Hunting, Fishing, Trades person, Service Manager and Lifelong Friend...Gone too soon!

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From Alec Sawyer on August 1st, 2013
I remember playing football in grade 10&11, he and I were the only Hawks players to wear the high black ankle cleats, were they ever ugly, but we never had swollen ankles. Wrestling, we were in the same weight class, I could never beat Greg, so I dropped down a weight class to make the team.. He had a great sense of humour, and as a Hawk forever he was a team player.
 
From George Wessel on March 20th, 2014
My best special memory was of a fishing trip with Greg to a small lake, north of either Smith's Falls or Perth and north of Ompah and Snow Road Station by about 20 miles.  We had Greg's boat, not particularly well tied down, and struggled with it on Hwy 07 by trying to stabilize and hold onto it's gunnels, with our hands up on his car roof.  Young and foolish, we gave up after about 3 tries, and when it got loose again, we puttered, such as it was, and barely arrived by the skin of our teeth on a long, slow, rocky, bush road.  But never lost the boat.

Got there just around sundown and rather than taking a nicely built, unoccupied, public cabin for 8, we decided to crash on our sleeping bags and on a very flat, smooth bare rock.  Neither slept a wink and we talked a lot about a moonless, star-filled milky way.  Went fishing at dawn, caught nothing, and had to be back that evening.  However, two weeks before, with our neighbour and with my father, the three of us did very well.  Over the weekend, they caught theirs, mostly chunky and well-fed rainbows, 8 - 10 pounds.  I caught one of those myself from shore, as well as about an 8 pound lake trout, and a good 6 pound speckled trout.  This small lake (Granite Lk.) was well-stocked but scarcely used.  Filled with minnows.

I guess when the fish sensed that we were coming down the 07, they probably e-mailed each other saying, "if they put that thing in here, we're shuttin'er down."  Still, we had the greatest time and without a word of complaint.

One additional memory was that you always saw Greg at the beginning of lunch at the long tables, usually in the middle, all by himself.  Elbows straddling the tray, hands holding a sandwich in front of his face.  He always ate it like a chipmunk.  A bit of a loner, quiet and very amicable; very tall.  Fond memories, indeed!
 

John Mulvihill

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MULVIHILL, John Charles Life will never be the same after John left this world, on Sunday August 9, 2009. This humorous, loyal, reliable man is survived by his high school sweetheart Debbie (nee Allan) and his two loving children Mark and Marie. Brother of Maureen MacArthur, Patsy Graham (Hugh), Cathy Meadows and big brother Michael (Christine). Wonderful son-in-law to Big E and a friend of too many to name. At peace with his predeceased beloved parents Reet and Big John and father-in-law Gramps. Up in heaven with brother-in-law and great friend Mac MacArthur. Throughout his life, professionally and personally, John left a large footprint wherever he went. His dedication through unending selfless acts helped family to neighbors to strangers all the way across the sea. Words cannot reflect the legacy this amazing man has left.


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April 2nd, 1959 - November 7th, 1982

 

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 In hospital on Sunday, November 7, 1982, Maureen O'Connell, age 23 years.  Beloved daughter of Thomas O'Connell and Helen Conlin.  Dear sister of Edward and John, all of Ottawa.  Dear friend of Patrick Flannery.  Loving aunt of Julia O'Connell. 

 

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Paul Panich

August 9th, 1953 - September 13th, 2010


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PANICH, Paul Louis After a whirlwind summer of doctors, tests, scans and hospitals, followed by an invaluable 2 weeks at home, PAUL LOUIS PANICH of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Veronica Panich (nee Balik), passed away on Monday, September 13, 2010 at the age of 57 years. Left with a lifetime of memories to sustain them through this time are his wife of 30 years, Veronica, and their children Adam, Eric and Caitlin. He lives on in the hearts of his sisters Joan Panich, Linda (Dan) Langlois and brothers Mike and David Panich. Paul's journey has now reunited him with his parents Stanley and Olive. Paul was born on August 9, 1953 in Newcastle, NB, the eldest of five. He attended the University of Ottawa, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree with honors. He began his career with Agriculture Canada at the Experimental Farm, and would have reached 35 years of service in February of 2011. Paul was an avid sports enthusiast, dividing his time between softball, curling, and golf. He was a passionate Ottawa Senators fan who never hesitated to show his team's colors. Since arriving in Lethbridge 13 years ago, Paul has been a loyal Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2100 member. Over the years, Paul held numerous local and provincial offices, as well as being honored as Mr. Eagle.


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From Gerry Page on October 5th, 2010
I met Paul in grade 4 at St Leo's along with his sister Joan.  I think our teacher's name was Ms. Thompson.  From what I can recall Paul was a little  guy with  a big smile and a very big heart.  He had quite the sense of humour and was always kind and respectful to others.  I'm just sorry that he won't be making it to our reunion.  Unfortunately, we lost touch in high school but the memories of playing British Bulldog, baseball, dodge ball, etc.. in elementary school are still clear in my mind.  It sounds like Paul continued very much to care for others including his family and his community.

 
From Richard Barr on October 31st, 2010
In a strange twist of fate I met Paul again August 2010 in Calgary as one of the doctors in his summer whirlwind. Paul and I had lost touch after Highschool as we so often do and being a long way from Ottawa I don't often run into folks from Hillcrest.
It was a privledge to meet him again albiet in a difficult situation. He and I talked about the 50th reunion...he would have liked so much to come but I am sure will be there in spirit .
 
From Chuck Baker on August 6th, 2011
I remember Paul with fondness as the classmate with the big smile, warm personality and kind nature.  My sincere condolences to his family and close friends.
 

Lorraine Parkes

- - 1974


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From Jan (nee Janice Marion) Willis (class of 72) on May 12th, 2011
"Lorrie" moved to Ottawa from Toronto during her high school years to live with her sister and family which was right next door to me.  Lorrie was a kind gentle person, that had a rough time before coming to Ottawa - but a great brother-in-law that took this teenage sister-in-law in.  She graduated Hillcrest in 73? and went on to nursing school in Ottawa - in May 74 she took ill and within weeks we lost her to leukemia - I'll never forget that day. I visit her at Pinecrest when the daisys are blossoming - her favourite flower.  And yes Lorrie I still have that hilarious off tune cassette tape of you and I singing "Oh bla de oh bla da" after we taped "Green Eyed Lady off the radio....
 

Chris Petrie

- - 1976


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From Julie Petrie Thomas on February 17th, 2011

Chris - I still remember you often. For those who remember Chris - he was a bright guy who did not make it to 21 years - yet he went around the world twice, almost finished a degree in Chemiical Physics at Queens - which they gave with a couple credits short, ran 7 marathons, and was in the process of building his own computer which he never finished. On his memorial we wrote "It matters not how long you live but how" how true, Julie (sister)

 
From Jennifer Bingham (Petrie) on April 1st, 2011
Well yes, Chris was smart, and also very kind.  Kind to everyone he met.  Fun to be around, and greatly missed.
Jennifer (sister)
 
From Glen McCallum on April 8th, 2011

Chris was one of my very best and brightest friends whom I will never forget.  In addition to being extremely intelligent, he had a terrific sense of humour and always managed to keep in touch.  I remember when he bought a Mini Cooper while we were in High School and his Dad would take us to the wreckers so we could look for parts.  He also built a laser as a High School project with Jay Taler and Nissam Kavity.  In short, a really great guy!

 
From Nissim Kivity MD on August 2nd, 2011

Chris,Jay Taller and me were on the Hillcrest HS team that designed and built the CO laser back in 1972. He was a smart and lively guy and did not take credit for himself. Rather he patiently persisted in solving all construction problems. Together we were awarded  The Ottawa Engineer Soceity Award .Tribute to Jay Taller who passed away in 1984. He was the first to lay down the idea of the project.

 
From Chuck Baker on August 6th, 2011
Yes Chris was bright but also such a nice guy.  Always warm and friendly with everyone.  Such a tragic loss. 
 
From Richard Barr on September 2nd, 2011

I have tried to enter something here several times but it never seems to be quite right.Chris was just simply one of the best souls I have ever met. In the years I knew him we had so much fun, whether doing math homework by phone ( fun you say ?), driving around his rusting mini, working hard at  Computing Math/Physics but it was always fun with Chris beside me, doing the Biology/Geography Field camp in Grade 13 or getting into a liitle to much partying........whatever we did it was just joyful.
Losing Chris was shattering but now I look back on the time with him as some of the best memories of my life.
You are in my heart forever.

 

Jennifer Poaps

- - July 7th, 2004


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MUNRO, Jennifer Anne (nee Poaps) In loving memory of a wonderful wife and mother who passed away July 7, 2004. My beautiful wife, We miss you dearly, The kids are doing well, but our life is not the same as it used to be. We pray for your happiness in Heaven everyday, and we are sure God has given you a place in Heaven as a Saint, because you were a Saint on Earth. Saint Forever. - Always loved and never forgotten, by all who loved you. - husband Jim Munro, Amanda and Matthew. Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 7/7/2007.


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From Karen Hanna on July 28th, 2010
All I can say is I am deeply saddened to see that Jennifer is no longer with us. I have been searching for years for her. We were very good friends in grade 10. She was such a wonderful person, kind and loving.
I have missed you my friend.
-Karen
 
From Chuck Baker on August 6th, 2011
I was a classmate of Jennifer's.  We took 'driving training' together while at Hillcrest and supported each other through our classes. Jennifer was always patient and kind.  My sincere condolences to her loving family. 
 

Nancy Elizabeth Powell (Malcolm)

September 9th, 1946 - April 19th, 2009


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NANCY ELIZABETH MALCOLM (nee POWELL)

September 9, 1946 -- April 19, 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nancy, in her 62nd year, after a valiant and courageous battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.

Beloved wife, friend and lover of Dr. Barry Malcolm, eldest daughter of Jean C. Powell, and predeceased by her father Dr. A. Bailey Powell; loving, devoted mother of daughters Heather and Elspeth; 'big' sister to Barbara (Rob) Taylor, Penny (Bob) Pashby, Wendy (Sean) Hayes and Judi Powell (her stem cell and lymphocyte donor); sister-in-law of Ken and Terry Malcolm, Carl and Susan Jarvis; niece of aunt Mary Williams (Toronto) and aunt Aggie Davis (Victoria).

Nancy will also be missed by her many cousins, nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews. Nancy's many friends and colleagues were a source of continued support throughout her life's journey.

Nancy graduated from the Atkinson School of Nursing (Toronto Western Hospital) in 1968,
Ottawa University in 1970, and McMaster University in 1982. She was a nursing Educator at TWH, Ryerson, and George Brown College, then went to Women's College Hospital as a research coordinator. She held many senior/executive positions at WCH culminating in the position of CEO.

She will be remembered for her tenacity and humility, for putting others first, and her leadership skills. She was an ardent team player, who had an engaging personality,
and a sense of humour. She was devoted to the patients, physicians, staff and volunteers at Women's College which was her passion and professional commitment for the future of healthcare for women and their families.

The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent, compassionate patient and family care provided by the Medical, Nursing (14A, 14B, 15A, 18B) and Support Staff at Princess Margaret Hospital.

A very special thank you goes to Dr. Hans Messner, and the transplant 'team'; and, Dr. Wendy Brown, Nancy's family physician.

In lieu of flowers, to continue the quest for a cure for leukemia and stem cell research, and the continued improvement in the care of women and their families, donations made to:
Bone Marrow Transplant Fund, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 2M9 or
Nancy Malcolm Education Awards,
Women's College Hospital Foundation,
790 Bay Street, Suite 415, Box 52,
Toronto M5G 1N8
in Nancy's memory would be appreciated.
Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com .
"In the end it is not the years in your life      that count, it's the life in your years."
Abraham Lincoln


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Mike Purcell

- - June 29th, 2008

Mike was an intelligent, thoughtful and inquisitive person.
He had a passion for music and unique insight on life. 
I fondly remember spending fun times up at his cottage at Vorlage, hanging out in his basement bedroom listening to Frank Zappa and ELP records and partying at the Chaud. Always interesting, Mike travelled to many places around the world but he always found home in Elmvale. He contributed positively to many kids during his scoutmaster years. 
His son Kyle was his light, breath and joy. He will be missed.

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Purcell, Michael - PURCELL, Michael Sean Peacefully passed away June 29th, 2008. He was a devoted father to Kyle Michael Beauregard.

Mike was an intelligent, thoughtful and inquisitive person.
He had a passion for music and unique insight on life. 
I fondly remember spending fun times up at his cottage at Vorlage, hanging out in his basement bedroom listening to Frank Zappa and ELP records and partying at the Chaud. Always interesting, Mike travelled to many places around the world but he always found home in Elmvale. He contributed positively to many kids during his scoutmaster years. 
His son Kyle was his light, breath and joy. He will be missed.

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Peter Ramsden

July 24th, 1955 - November 15th, 2007


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Peacefully at home at the age of 52 years.  First husband of Gale MacLeod, loving father of Christina, Amanda and Matthew.  He is survived by his sister Carolyn Smith (Kevin) and his mother Marian.  Predeceased by his father Roy (Aug 2007).


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From Carolyn Ramsden-Smith on February 1st, 2011
My "Big Brother" Peter was my hero and best friend and an inspiration to us all with his 3 1/2 year battle with cancer.  He will live on through his three kids...Christina, Amanda and Matthew....it is strange but Amanda lives in her Grandmothers old house on Haig Drive...(some of you may know her Uncle Rob MacLeod).  I am very proud of these three and think of them as my kids....My husband Kevin Smith...who also attended Hillcrest had the wonderful honour of giving her away at her wedding to Jeremy in Oct 2010...who knows but their kids may continue the tradition and go to Hillcrest as well....Love you Lots...big brother...your little sister...Carolynxooxo

 
From Brenda Ramsden on February 8th, 2011
You are so missed.  I think of you everyday.  You are free now of all your pain sufferings.  We will meet again

Your loving wife
Brenda
 

Patrick Reading

January 26th, 1957 - September 21st, 1986

 

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Glenda Reiser

1956 - January 6th, 2008


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REISER, Glenda, M.D., after a long illness on Sunday, January 6, 2008 at the age of 52. 
 
Beloved daughter of Ruth and Carl (Ted) Reiser; cherished sister of Greg (Dianne) and Susan (Ron Sarich); loving aunt of Renae Reiser and Nikki Sarich; dear niece of Betty (Walter Kale).
 
Glenda was an Olympic Athlete and a teenage middle-distance running sensation, setting the Canadian open record of 4:06.71 for 1,500 metres while competing in the 1972 Olympics in Munich. She won three national titles at this distance and won the gold medal at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand.
 
She was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. She gave up her running to pursue her other passion, a career in medicine so that she could help others.
 
Friends were invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Saturday, January 12, 2008 from 11 a.m. until Service time in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, K1Z 7K4, for research and implementation of programmes.


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From Gay Salmon(mcdonald) on February 17th, 2011

I always rememberGlenda smiling during all our games and her busy schedule ...condolences to her family
 
From Julie Petrie Thomas on February 21st, 2011
I remember Glenda well - because of her - I almost quit track in Gr. 10 - I wondered how it could be that I was only 3/4 the way around and she past the finished line!!! However I didn't realize at the time that I was running with one of the fastest women in the world!! Glenda was an accomplished and confident girl, alwasy wise beyond her years. I was touched reading the tributes in the Ottawa citizen website when she passed away - and how many people's lives she had touched in her profession. Julie  
 
From Jennifer Bingham (Petrie) on April 1st, 2011
I am shocked to hear of Glenda's passing!  I always looked up to her at church and school, such a nice person.  My condolences to all the Reisers, I'm sure she is greatly missed.

 

Shannon Reynolds

October 18th, 1967 - April 9th, 2009

Shannon attended Hillcrest High School from 1981-82 to 1985-86.

Shannon graduated in 1986, she was an Honors student and during her time at Hillcrest was quite active with the Drama Club and the Athletics program. She participated in numerous Hillcrest plays and musicals, played Goalie on the boys’ hockey team and was a member of Hillcrest’s first girls’ touch football team where Hillcrest won the championship over Woodroffe during the first season girls’ football was introduced by the Ottawa Board.

Shannon went on to Ottawa U where she finished her BA in Lettre Francais and Theatre. She then concentrated in the theatre community by acting, directing, producing and stage managing many plays mostly supported by the Great Canadian Theatre Company here in Ottawa. She moved to Toronto to pursue her career in Theatre in 1998 where she continued working in the different aspects of the arts for many years until her disease no longer allowed her to pursue her love for the stage.

In 2008 her disease became aggressive and progressed into leukemia. She went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments before obtaining a bone marrow transplant from her donor brother Rob, also a Hillcrest Alumni.  Although the transplant provided hope, her organs did not recover from all the intense chemotherapy and radiation treatments she had received. Shannon passed away on April 9th, 2009.

In a letter Shannon wrote while being hospitalized she states, “We extended my life a very long time, basically double, but eventually it just caught up with us…such is the nature of the disease. I have no regrets and have been fortunate enough to always be able to follow my dreams”.

Shannon’s legacy lives on through an endowment fund set up in her name at the Great Canadian Theater Company, aimed at supporting young up and coming actors and actresses. Donations can be made at the following address http://www.gctc.ca/support/ways-to-give

We miss you.

 

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Shannon attended Hillcrest High School from 1981-82 to 1985-86.

Shannon graduated in 1986, she was an Honors student and during her time at Hillcrest was quite active with the Drama Club and the Athletics program. She participated in numerous Hillcrest plays and musicals, played Goalie on the boys’ hockey team and was a member of Hillcrest’s first girls’ touch football team where Hillcrest won the championship over Woodroffe during the first season girls’ football was introduced by the Ottawa Board.

Shannon went on to Ottawa U where she finished her BA in Lettre Francais and Theatre. She then concentrated in the theatre community by acting, directing, producing and stage managing many plays mostly supported by the Great Canadian Theatre Company here in Ottawa. She moved to Toronto to pursue her career in Theatre in 1998 where she continued working in the different aspects of the arts for many years until her disease no longer allowed her to pursue her love for the stage.

In 2008 her disease became aggressive and progressed into leukemia. She went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments before obtaining a bone marrow transplant from her donor brother Rob, also a Hillcrest Alumni.  Although the transplant provided hope, her organs did not recover from all the intense chemotherapy and radiation treatments she had received. Shannon passed away on April 9th, 2009.

In a letter Shannon wrote while being hospitalized she states, “We extended my life a very long time, basically double, but eventually it just caught up with us…such is the nature of the disease. I have no regrets and have been fortunate enough to always be able to follow my dreams”.

Shannon’s legacy lives on through an endowment fund set up in her name at the Great Canadian Theater Company, aimed at supporting young up and coming actors and actresses. Donations can be made at the following address http://www.gctc.ca/support/ways-to-give

We miss you.

 

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From Dawn Bergot on March 28th, 2010
 To one of the brightest stars and beautiful people we've ever had the pleasure to have in our lives!  We love and miss you, dearest Shan, but you will never be truly gone as you will remain in our hearts forever.  Love you, Sweetness!! xoxo  Dawn
 
From John Ng on January 26th, 2011
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Shannon was proud of her years learning at Hillcrest and the many beautiful friendships she cultivated along the way. You can be sure she is leading the chorus of cheers right now from angels row. Go Hawks!       

 

Peter Riddell

1944 - 2005


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Peter arrived at Hillcrest in September 1968, full of enthusiasm for history, teaching and life in general.  There was never a dull moment when he was in the room.  After two years at Hillcrest, he travelled in Europe, then returned to teach at Laurentian H.S. until he decided to study for the Anglican priesthood.  His good humour and caring nature made him a popular and respected chaplin at hospitals in Toronto and Vancouver.  He died of cancer near his home on Vancouver Island at age 61, much too young.  He is sadly missed by many friends, including myself who first met him over cigarettes (!) in the HHS Teachers' lounge.


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Morton Roodman

July 1st, 1952 - February 7th, 2010


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ROODMAN, Morton Myer Unexpectedly, in Binningen (Basel), Switzerland on Sunday, February 7, 2010, aged 57. Treasured son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Roodman (nee Taller). Devoted brother of Beth Roodman. Fondly remembered by aunt and uncle Sally and Morton Taller and by his many cousins. Loyal and respected friend. Born in Ottawa on July 1, 1952. B.A. (Honours Political Science) from Carleton University, Ottawa and M.A. (Economics) from Sussex University, England. Economist and international policy consultant whose work took him around the world. Keen intellectual with an encyclopedic mind. Polyglot. Avid boxing fan and jazz aficionado. Eclectic thinker and perennial source of new ideas. Always ready with a touch of humour and a positive outlook. Insatiably curious about people and cultures and committed to bettering both through economic self-sufficiency. Ever open to new challenges, both personal and professional. A special and unique person and a generous mentor whose well-lived life ended far too soon. A graveside service was held at the Jewish Memorial Gardens, Bank Street on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 12 noon. Shiva was observed at Hillel Lodge on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 PM and 5:30-7:30 PM. Those wishing to do so may make donations to Hillel Lodge, the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Home, Chabad of Downtown Vancouver or a charity of choice. www.kellyfh.ca
Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 2/27/2010 - 3/1/2010


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From Bernie Farber on May 16th, 2010
Morton was a rennaisance man. Much ahead of his time he helped develop a new form of representational student government at Hillcrest  that has become a prototype for high schools today across Canada. He did not suffer fools gladly indeed his vebal battles with Theodore Bozilov are legendary.

In later years Morton became an international consultant on governance issues for third world countries and aspiring democracies. His guidance was sought by many and he traveled the world as a result. An avid boxing fan and jazz enthusiast, Mort will be remembered for his wry wit, personal integrity and for being an all round "mench".

May his memory be for a blessing.
 

Patricia Rowe

May 15th, 1948 - March 18th, 2002

Patricia Rowe attended Hillcrest from 1962-66.

Patricia was in my Grade 7 class at Vincent Massey and later in Grades 9 & 10 at Hillcrest.  She was one of my first friends at VM.  Her family moved to Florida in 1966 and she went with them.  She returned to Canada years later.  I last spoke with Patty on her 45th birthday.  I have fond memories of her.  RIP Patricia.  Jane

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Patricia Rowe passed away March 18, 2002

Patricia Rowe attended Hillcrest from 1962-66.

Patricia was in my Grade 7 class at Vincent Massey and later in Grades 9 & 10 at Hillcrest.  She was one of my first friends at VM.  Her family moved to Florida in 1966 and she went with them.  She returned to Canada years later.  I last spoke with Patty on her 45th birthday.  I have fond memories of her.  RIP Patricia.  Jane

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Thomas Sailman

August 3rd, 1919 - September 1st, 2010


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SAILMAN, Thomas Edmund Porter August 3, 1919 - September 1, 2010 Tom passed away at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on September 1, 2010 at the age of 91. He and his dear sweetheart, Polly, had moved back to Ottawa after 15 years in Victoria, B.C. to be near their children Wendy Jane Sailman, Mary Ann and Vaughn Guy, their grandchildren Pamela and Toby Jones, Karin and Andrew Guy as well as their new great grandchild Joshua Jones. Born in Toronto, Tom moved with his parents Mike and Evelyn Sailman to Saint John, New Brunswick when he was a teenager. He graduated from Mount Allison University in 1940 and married classmate Pauline Grace Macnab in 1942. After serving in the army from 1941 to 1946, he eventually joined the Saint John Telegraph Journal where he supervised the night staff, edited and finalized the next day's front page. In 1951 he rejoined the Armed Forces as a Public Relations Officer at Army Eastern Command in Halifax. His career as a P.R.O. took him, and sometimes the family, to Korea, Winnipeg, Germany, Halifax, Cyprus, eventually retiring in Ottawa. Tom began his third career as an English teacher at Hillcrest High School, Ottawa, from 1968-84. He found he enjoyed the challenges of teaching and was able to introduce communications courses into the English curriculum, drawing on his years of experience working in and with the news media. In retirement, Tom and Polly enjoyed their home and their many guests at "The Lines" in Quebec and their travels to many countries. He will be missed by his family and friends from coast to coast. In accordance with Tom's wishes the funeral arrangements are private. Contributions in his memory may be directed to the Salvation Army, www.salvationarmy.ca .


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From David Williams on September 22nd, 2010
I recall that I had Sailman for homeroom for three years and as English teacher twice. In rain and snow we trudged out to Uncle Thom's cabin, one of the portables outside the cafeteria. He always very patient and considerate and had a great sense of humour.

Thanks for becoming a teacher. Your legacy lives on in many small ways.
 

Colleen Lynne Scott

May 20th, 1950 - May 15th, 1998

I first came to  know "Scotti" at Vincent Massey Public School in 1958.  Since that time we remained friends, albeit at times at a distance.   

Colleen's years at Hillcrest were her most memorable.  Acedemically brilliant, gregarious, athletic and witty she was truly a great person, always sharing a moment with her life-long friends friends, laughing and enjoying every moment life had to offer.  Her many school activities captured thoughout Impacts 1965 to 1969 witness her presence on stage, in the Prefects, or in a sporting event.

Following graduation from Hillcrest, in 1969, Colleen worked at RCMPolice Headquarters in Ottawa.  She would never discuss her work; however clearly enjoyed it. and deeply cared for those on her team.  I later came to learn of her valued and dedicated service to "The Force".  I recall when she purchased her brand new RX7 rocket which she proudly showed me when I was visiting HQ one day.  Very Nice to say the least!  Each  time I had a need to visit the NPSIC Buildiing, I would call ahead in the hope of meeting up with Scotti for coffee/lunch.  Our brief encounters provided an opportunity to play "who-is-where-doing- what".  I quickly learned of a mutual friend (Anne) in New Zealand and  Penny nursing in Toronto and so on.  Colleen kept contact with so many of her friends no matter where their life's travels took them. 

It was on one such occasion in the years that followed that I encountered difficulty in reaching Scotti for a prolonged period of time.  Finally a mutual friend from HQ contacted me to tell me that our friend Colleen had been hospitalized for quite some time.  I was able to speak with her mother and eventually Scotti; however visitation was not permitted.  Within a few days Colleen had slipped from our presence.  She now rests beside her parents in The Garden of Remembrance at Beechwood Cemetary in Ottawa. 

From the time I first came to know Scotti those many years ago, I quickly came to admire her as a lady who upheld a deep respect for family and friends.  She was a beautiful person in so many ways and even today her love lives on within those who had the priviledge to come to know her.  

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       Colleen Lynne Scott

      May 20,, 1950  -  May 15, 1998

I first came to  know "Scotti" at Vincent Massey Public School in 1958.  Since that time we remained friends, albeit at times at a distance.   

Colleen's years at Hillcrest were her most memorable.  Acedemically brilliant, gregarious, athletic and witty she was truly a great person, always sharing a moment with her life-long friends friends, laughing and enjoying every moment life had to offer.  Her many school activities captured thoughout Impacts 1965 to 1969 witness her presence on stage, in the Prefects, or in a sporting event.

Following graduation from Hillcrest, in 1969, Colleen worked at RCMPolice Headquarters in Ottawa.  She would never discuss her work; however clearly enjoyed it. and deeply cared for those on her team.  I later came to learn of her valued and dedicated service to "The Force".  I recall when she purchased her brand new RX7 rocket which she proudly showed me when I was visiting HQ one day.  Very Nice to say the least!  Each  time I had a need to visit the NPSIC Buildiing, I would call ahead in the hope of meeting up with Scotti for coffee/lunch.  Our brief encounters provided an opportunity to play "who-is-where-doing- what".  I quickly learned of a mutual friend (Anne) in New Zealand and  Penny nursing in Toronto and so on.  Colleen kept contact with so many of her friends no matter where their life's travels took them. 

It was on one such occasion in the years that followed that I encountered difficulty in reaching Scotti for a prolonged period of time.  Finally a mutual friend from HQ contacted me to tell me that our friend Colleen had been hospitalized for quite some time.  I was able to speak with her mother and eventually Scotti; however visitation was not permitted.  Within a few days Colleen had slipped from our presence.  She now rests beside her parents in The Garden of Remembrance at Beechwood Cemetary in Ottawa. 

From the time I first came to know Scotti those many years ago, I quickly came to admire her as a lady who upheld a deep respect for family and friends.  She was a beautiful person in so many ways and even today her love lives on within those who had the priviledge to come to know her.  

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William Theodore Scovill

1948 - 2012


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William Theodore Scovill - 1948-2012

Like some of us, Bill Scovill lasted just one football practice (the first one) in early September, 1962, but from those heady Grade 9 days forward, Bill went on to be Hillcrest’s star goalie in soccer!  In addition to being a fixture in the Hillcrest Yearbook office (even after class as well!), Bill was a Key Club regular.  Popular legend has it that a motion to eject Bill from the club was tabled due to an alleged abuse of his absence-from-school pass to attend a Kiwanis Club luncheon – not once, but three times in one month!  Apparently, the motion was passed unanimously!  

Active in the choir and in drama, Bill could often be found in Mr. Leroy’s music class ahead of an assembly or special function in the auditorium.  He was also a leading actor in the Hillcrest drama club’s “Showtime ‘66” and “Gotta Wake Up”.  After Hillcrest, and through his Algonquin College days, Bill expanded his horizons by exercising his passion in cars.  He had some classics over the years including a 1938 Olds!  Later, his professional career in Sales and Marketing of international aviation computer technology required a move to Oklahoma, then later London, England. 

Bill passed away in his London flat in mid July, 2012.  He was 63. He was the loving son of Marjorie Scovill  and the late W/C Theodore T. Scovill of Ottawa, brother of Linda Jane Scovill of Durham, NC and the father of Samuel Scovill of Melbourne , Australia and Elaine Scovill of Ottawa. Bill also leaves behind his grandchildren Joshua and Emily Scovill of Melbourne (children of Samuel Scovill and Rebecca Scovill) and Sia Smith (daughter of Elaine Scovill and Che Smith), along with a niece and nephews.

Bill was laid to rest beside his father in the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood in Ottawa   .


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Robert Seymour

- - 1993


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~ at the age of 39 due to cancer


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Debbie Shadbolt


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From Jan Cook on April 18th, 2010
Deb was always in my class at high school and we worked together as tellers at the Royal Bank in Elmvale Acres mall in 72/73.  Once the glasses came off and the hair down, that girl was the life of the party along with her friend Cheryl Proude.  We nicknamed her Shadrack (there was a song - possibly Johnny Cash).  She was a sweetie and we all had a lot of fun and parties that year.
 

Janet Simpson (Brisson)

- - November 30th, 2006


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From Dennis Hughes on June 2nd, 2010
My first girlfrien...in Kindergarten 1959

So sad
 
From Dennis H on June 3rd, 2010
Sorry, wrong person
 
From Julie Petrie Thomas on February 17th, 2011
I am sorry to hear about Janet. In thinking about the upcoming reunion I was trying to remember former classmates and Janet did come to mind. It was only when I was looking through the memorials that I knew of her passing. I have lots of memories of Janet from early elementary school at Vincent Massey and through high school.  She was a kind and gentle spirit.  My best wishes to Janet's family.

Julie (jpetrie@cw.bc.ca)
 

Gary Sirois

- - 2004


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GARY SIROIS

October 9th, 1946 - February 3rd, 1999


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Gary was born on the 09Oct1946 and died suddenly on the 03Feb1999 at the young age of 52.

After graduating from Hillcrest Gary attended Carleton University and graduated with a degree in Journalism. He was married and his two daughers also attended and graduated from Hillcrest.

Gary remained in the Elmvale area and was very active in the community....he loved baseball and was a little league coach and a little league umpire for approximately 25 years.

He would have loved to be there.....


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Norman Sliter

1931 - 2011

Norm was a wonderful teacher and Principal for the Ottawa School Board, beginning his career at Glebe High School, following with Rideau, Nepean, Hillcrest and retiring from McArthur. His legacy lives on in the halls of the schools he worked in and the hearts of his many students and colleagues.

Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 6/14/2011 - 6/15/2011

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Norm was a wonderful teacher and Principal for the Ottawa School Board, beginning his career at Glebe High School, following with Rideau, Nepean, Hillcrest and retiring from McArthur. His legacy lives on in the halls of the schools he worked in and the hearts of his many students and colleagues.

Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 6/14/2011 - 6/15/2011

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From Alejandro (ALEX) LUCERO on August 25th, 2011
Thank you Mister Principal!!! I still remember you when I first came to Hillcrest as a foreigner speaking and reading not much english. Thank you again for your friendship.
 
From Pete Carroll on November 29th, 2011
I was a close friend of your son Steve who pre-deceased you. You let me in your house, fed me dinner and gave me free reign of your pool. You let me stay in your house when things weren't so good at home. People remember you as their Principal. I remember you when you were at your very best. My friend's parent.

I won't fight back tears as I write this. Tears for you, tears for Steve and of course for your family. If I miss you this much they assuredly are devastated.
 

Wendy Staples (Molinski )

August 29th, 1965 - May 19th, 2013

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Family and friends are invited to visit at the St Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road, (at Aviation Parkway) on Wednesday May 22nd from 7pm - 9pm and Thursday May 23rd from 2pm-4pm & 7pm – 9pm. A Memorial Service will be held at 11am at the Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa on Friday May 24th. For those wishing to make donations, please consider Hospice at May Court.

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From Jan Cook on May 21st, 2013
On May 19th in her 48th year, Wendy Diane Molinski (nee Staples), peacefully and surrounded by so many who loved her lost her courageous battle with cancer. Left behind to mourn are her loving and devoted husband Dean, daughter Victoria and sons Jamie and Jonah. Wendy was predeceased by her mother Diane (nee Parmeter) and father Robert Staples.
 

Fred Stock

January 24th, 1961 - March 16th, 2011


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Suddenly on March 16, 2011 at age 50 years. Loving son of William Francis (the late Frances Julia). Brother of Gerald (Cheryll Timleck), Carolyn and Sandy (Lorna Beresford). Uncle of Robert and James.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. May the eternal light guide you on your next journey.

 


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From Kevin Fogarty on March 30th, 2011
I knew Fred since we were in elementary school, played hockey every night at Balena regardless of how cold it was!  Fred was almost a permanent fixture at our home growing up and even in later years he would drop in on a regular basis to my home and my brothers homes as well. He was a great student since a young age and a terrific athelete and friend.
 
From Scott Sargent on May 3rd, 2011
I don't really know why I searched on Fred tonight - I never have in the past.    On the last day of high school I walked home with Fred.    I have never forgot and often quoted Fred on a piece of wisdom that was behond his years.   

Fred and I were both someone wild in our youth.   I asked Fred what he wanted out of life,  he said he wanted to be normal,  a job a wife a house.   It seems pretty reasonable to us now but at the time...  Fred I took your advice - thanks.   

I never knew what the niickname WOG ment.    I am sad to see you passed on.  I bet you didn't remember this conversation and how a comment you made had such a impact on someone.

Thanks,

Scott

 
From Sean Mannion on May 4th, 2011
I can honestly say that WOG always had a smile on his face. Although I have not seen Fred since the 80's, I will always remember the time he got kicked out of the house, erected a tent at Balena park, and ordered a pizza ...to the tent.
 

John Stockley

June 16th, 1952 - June 30th, 2005

My brother was a quiet, kind and gentle person that always watched over me, and then our girls.  I know that somehow he still does.

Nancy (Stockley) Vaillancourt

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Died of heart complications June 2005.

My brother was a quiet, kind and gentle person that always watched over me, and then our girls.  I know that somehow he still does.

Nancy (Stockley) Vaillancourt

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Cindy Sutton (Daniels)

1966 - August 21st, 2012

A big smile and a beautiful heart

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Peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, August 21,2012, age 45 years. Beloved wife and best friend of Pat Daniels. Devoted mother of Erik (Ally) and Vanessa. Loving daughter of Lillian Sutton (Pierre Coderre) and the late Gary Sutton. Precious sister of Sue Belzac (Steve) and aunt of Dylan. Cindy will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends.

A big smile and a beautiful heart

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Jay Taller

- - 1984


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~ at the age of 30


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From Karen Hanna on August 10th, 2010
To Jay;
We were in VM together and in the same class. Jay- you were the  smartest and nicest in the class, you helped me in some the the subjects I had problems with. I used to think , now that boy  is going to be somebody great someday. And you were Jay.
 
From Chuck Baker on August 6th, 2011
 Jay was a classmate at Vincent Massey Pubic School and Hillcrest.  He was bright and treated others with respect.  So well liked and respected.  As with Chris Petrie...such a tragic loss at such a young age.
 

Tom Tasker


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Alison Thom (Landsberg)

February 8th, 1961 - December 10th, 1999


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Alison's family was the most important to her.  Husband, Peter, daughters Katelyn & Laura and son, Joseph.

She passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer.


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From Gord Ogo Melba Donner ELBA on May 13th, 2011
 Great Mom....Great friend...My best friend's wife. Ali was always a great sport when guys just wanted to be guys. Here's to a special person...CHEERS                                                                                                                                                             
 
From Mark Kerzner on May 17th, 2011
So many great memories, all the way back to Elelmentary school, through High School and University. Hard to believe it has been over 11 years. My first crush. A good friend through so many years. Wishing she had more time for her family and friends who o
loved her.
 
From Ann Cullen on June 13th, 2011
I'm so very sorry to hear about Alison's passing.  I remember her as lovely, bubbly teenager. 
 

Jim Tutt


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From Jerry Ashe on March 28th, 2010
Image Jim was a terrific guy. He and his brother George (a fearsome wrestler) went to Ottawa U High before the switch to Hillcrest. I recall that he and some of his close buddies from Hillcrest skied the trails at Camp Fortune which have now  become so popular. I remember being devestated to hear of his untimely death.Such an adventurer and so courageous, he died doing what he loved best.
 
 
From jim gillespie on May 16th, 2011
I was one of Jimmys old buddys who grew up together went to the same primary school St Christophers then on to Ottawa U Highschool and eventually to Hillcrest.We went west together with Al McDonald who is still their and skied our hearts out.Jim decided to go to Nait in Edmonton and do his forestry diploma and I moved to B.C to keep on skiing.I wasevestated when I heard Jim was up on the Illacillawet Glacier and they were unable to get to him because of weather conditions.He lasted three days up their before they could get to him but perished shortly after.What a shock to those care free days what a reality.I was at Jims funeral and have stopped at his gravesite several times in the mountainous town of Feild B.C.Jim and his family were wonderful freinds that I have never forgotten
 

Shawn Spencer Armstrong Ullrich

July 20th, 1969 - February 15th, 1989

 

Shawn, who attended Hillcrest 1983-1988, was an energetic, fun-lovin’, athlete/sports enthuiastist with a keen passion for hockey.  He played at the competitive level for the Canterbury league,  then Jr.B and eventually joined the Hawkesbury Hawks (C.J.H.L.).  His tragic death prompted the family and Hillcrest School to initiate “The Shawn Ullrich Memorial Hockey Award” – M.V.P. for the Hillcrest Hawks, presented annually since June 1989.  The South Ottawa Junior B’s also paid tribute to Shawn by retiring his # 24.
Our beloved redhead exuded a kind, friendly, entertaining personality which contributed significantly to his participation in numerous high school activities..... particularly social ones – just ask the “Boys of ‘88” (and  the “Girls”, too)!
Following graduation, Shawn moved to Calgary to pursue a degree in Commerce.  When his Dad, Peter, unexpectedly passed away in January 1989, Shawn courageously delivered a eulogy, deeply touching all 1200 people in attendance.  Consequently, Shawn made the decision to leave Calgary and return to Ottawa to continue his studies.  While en route, Shawn (along with Jeff LaFlamme) died in a highway accident on February 15th,1989.
Shawn, remembered by so many and spoken of so often, is just a thought away!
We, the Ullrich family,  take this opportunity on Shawn’s behalf, to thank Hillcrest for its ongoing friendship and to offer congratulations on  FIFTY  years of educational excellence!
And now, the last word goes to Shawn: “ Treasure what is today, for tomorrow it becomes just a memory.”     - SSAU Yearbook ‘88
 
 
 

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Shawn, who attended Hillcrest 1983-1988, was an energetic, fun-lovin’, athlete/sports enthuiastist with a keen passion for hockey.  He played at the competitive level for the Canterbury league,  then Jr.B and eventually joined the Hawkesbury Hawks (C.J.H.L.).  His tragic death prompted the family and Hillcrest School to initiate “The Shawn Ullrich Memorial Hockey Award” – M.V.P. for the Hillcrest Hawks, presented annually since June 1989.  The South Ottawa Junior B’s also paid tribute to Shawn by retiring his # 24.
Our beloved redhead exuded a kind, friendly, entertaining personality which contributed significantly to his participation in numerous high school activities..... particularly social ones – just ask the “Boys of ‘88” (and  the “Girls”, too)!
Following graduation, Shawn moved to Calgary to pursue a degree in Commerce.  When his Dad, Peter, unexpectedly passed away in January 1989, Shawn courageously delivered a eulogy, deeply touching all 1200 people in attendance.  Consequently, Shawn made the decision to leave Calgary and return to Ottawa to continue his studies.  While en route, Shawn (along with Jeff LaFlamme) died in a highway accident on February 15th,1989.
Shawn, remembered by so many and spoken of so often, is just a thought away!
We, the Ullrich family,  take this opportunity on Shawn’s behalf, to thank Hillcrest for its ongoing friendship and to offer congratulations on  FIFTY  years of educational excellence!
And now, the last word goes to Shawn: “ Treasure what is today, for tomorrow it becomes just a memory.”     - SSAU Yearbook ‘88
 
 
 

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Patti Vaughn (Kostashuk)

March 10th, 1959 - February 24th, 2009

Patti, I can't even begin to tell you how much I miss you.  When someone who knows us so well is suddenly gone, it's hard to know how to define ourselves sometimes.  You were so much a part of who I was, both at school and afterwards.  Always funny, always there when someone needed help or just an encouraging word and a coffee.  Too many fun times with you to count (and too many tequilas!).  I'll watch over (your son) Ryan and (your mom) Betty.  Rest in peace, my sweet, sweet friend.  Nova Scotia's prodigal daughter is finally home. 

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Patti, I can't even begin to tell you how much I miss you.  When someone who knows us so well is suddenly gone, it's hard to know how to define ourselves sometimes.  You were so much a part of who I was, both at school and afterwards.  Always funny, always there when someone needed help or just an encouraging word and a coffee.  Too many fun times with you to count (and too many tequilas!).  I'll watch over (your son) Ryan and (your mom) Betty.  Rest in peace, my sweet, sweet friend.  Nova Scotia's prodigal daughter is finally home. 

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Les Von Tobble


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From Dr. Paul Burns on April 19th, 2010
If my memory serve me right, Les was in a car accident which went into a creek and he drowned in his car. Les and I were good bobdies in wrestling. I was extremly shocked at the time when this happened.

Dr. Paul Burns
 
From Patricia Cote on July 1st, 2011
I think I remember him also, extremely nice guy, but could someone please clarify if he was from the Cumberland or Navan area? That is, if it is the same person I am thinking of.  We were very young, only in 9th grade I believe,  and very sad to learn that someone so young had died.  
 
From David James on April 17th, 2013
Les was from Cumberland where our families were neighbours on the 5th line, subsequently Dunning Rd. He was first generation Canadian of parents who were Swiss. He had an older brother, Eric. Les lived life fast and hard. A charming, dynamic teenager who had a great love at Hillcrest, whose first name, if memory serves me well, was Anne. Yes, the car went into a creek east of the village. A real loss. 
 

John Vrooman

1946 - June 18th, 1996


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John graduated in the Class of 65, and you will probably remember him as a guy with a great sense of humour and a loyal friend. He went on to become a pioneer in computers. He was one of the first four graduates in the first computer sciences program. He excelled at computer programming and systems development, and became a manager of informatics in a federal department at the young age of 28.       
            When he was 33, John was challenged to start another "career" of long recovery from massive brain damage. Again he excelled, inspiring those around him with his humour, compassion, and incredible fortitude, as he regained his capabilities and resumed work. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer on his 50th birthday and passed away on June 18, 1996.
            John's programs and systems stood the test of time and outlived him, as did the inspiration he gave to those fortunate enough to know him. Always humble about his accomplishments, John felt his greatest legacy was his three children, who have added four grandchildren. He is still missed by his family, including his widow, Ginnie, (Smith) and sister Janice (now Dr. Lessard) (Class of 67), and many friends.


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From Roy Irons on June 16th, 2010
John was a great friend and is sadly missed. I remember driving with John in his newly aquire sports car when smoke came pouring out from under  the dash board. We bailed out in front of Billings Bridge Shopping Plaza. John spent the net 6 months trying to get the car back on the road.
 
From Ginnie Vrooman on June 18th, 2010

John graduated in the Class of 65, and you will probably remember him as a guy with a great sense of humour and a loyal friend. He went on to become a pioneer in computers. He was one of the first four graduates in the first computer sciences program. He excelled at computer programming and systems development, and became a manager of informatics in a federal department at the young age of 28. When he was 33, John was challenged to start another "career" of long recovery from massive brain damage. Again he excelled, inspiring those around him with his humour, compassion, and incredible fortitude, as he regained his capabilities and resumed work. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer on his 50th birthday.

John's programs and systems stood the test of time and outlived him, as did the inspiration he gave to those fortunate enough to know him. Always humble about his accomplishments, John felt his greatest legacy was his 3 children, who have added 4 grandchildren. He is still missed by his family, including his widow Ginnie (Smith) and sister Janice (now Dr. Lessard) (Class of 67), and many friends.

 
From David Young on February 15th, 2011
John and I didn't know each other during the 60's, although we lived within three blocks of each other and attended Hillcrest together.  During those years, we basically "knew of" each other.

Fast forward 20 years! - As it turned out, John and I had each purchased homes in Kanata and, again, were living, with our families, within a few blocks of each other.

His children, and ours, had attended the same public and high schools in Kanata and had subsequently become good friends.  It wasn't long before our kids introduced us to John and Ginnie after which great friendships ensured.

I remember sharing many good and heart warming times with John including several family visits to his cottage on Sharbot Lake and to ours on Palmerston Lake.

I recall one "special" visit to his cottage during which John and I spent the entire day out on the lake fishing, sharing conversation and generally solving all of the world's problems.  John was remarkable in many ways, especially in regards to the ways he flourished after overcoming some rather serious medical challenges early in his life.

He was extremely intelligent, analytical and challenging to those who would chance an intellectual discussion with him.

One exceptional thing I really remember about John was his sense of humour - one had to be especially alert to pick up on his witty anecdotal opinion and/or reflection he would randomly and strategically insert into the meaty part of his conversations.

Above all, and without exception, John was a dedicated family man and a true friend.  John's wife, Ginnie, and his children, Wendy, David and Debbie are all outstanding testimonials to the life of this exceptional man.

The following is an excerpt from a song I wrote and performed at John's graveside memorial service :

   "I can remember all the times we had today
    I can remember all the things you had to say
    Now, as I walk alone, I find myself so blessed
    For knowing you - For loving you"

I am truly blessed to have been part of John's life.

John - Often Thought of - Always Missed - Never Forgotten.

Your Friend
Dave Young
 

Peter Wellstead

November 6th, 1947 - December 30th, 1966

Peter had tought me everything about wrestling. He was older than I but he was always ready to instruct us about the ins and outs of wrestling and winning. I believe that Pet died of Leukemia. I will never forget the last day I saw him standing at the door looking somewhat pale. I knew then that their was something very wrong.

Dr. Paul Burns (1968)

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Remembering Peter Wellstead, a son, a brother...
 
            Peter Wellstead was born in the early hours of November 6th, 1947, at Ottawa's Civic Hospital. Patricia and Leonard Wellstead welcomed their third child to a family that would eventually become five happy siblings.
            Peter was adored by his older sister Sandra and brother Gary. His turn to be a proud big brother came when Michael was born in September of 1952.
            As part of a military family, Peter lived in Ottawa, where his father was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, based at Rockcliffe Airport. As a ‘Service brat’, he soon realized it was to be a very transient life. In 1951, a posting to RCAF St. Hubert, just south of Montreal became the start.
            A few short years later, he would need to give up friends and a close connection with relatives and board a ship for a very eventful and stormy crossing to a strange place called Europe! In the fall of 1955, Peter, at the age of eight, was introduced to new school 'mates' in a community on the outskirts of London, England. He was an immediate hit. His new class very much enjoyed teaching him all that is 'English'...warm milk and cucumber sandwiches for lunch...and a cane across the back of the legs when your behaviour was considered inappropriate !
            Six brief months later, Peter and family headed to a small town in Belgium on the border with France. Again an interim stop towards the new military base in Marville, France, that, at the time, was not yet quite ready for family members. Commuting to school in Marville meant an early morning bus ride, followed by the return hour long ride near the dinner hour for Peter and his brothers and sister. It was not until early 1956 when he could establish some roots at the housing complex near Marville, France and make some new friends there.
            During the next four years, Peter travelled with his family, and other organisations like the Cub Scouts, and learned about many of the countries of post-war Europe. Peter's view and memories of his time in Europe were very formative and he spoke often in the later years of his time there.
            On return to Canada in the summer of 1959, it was back to familiar territory...Ottawa, once again. It was also at this time big brother status included a new, very pretty sister, Christine. Born just before leaving France, Peter would delight in entertaining her with his ‘international’ knowledge in the years to come.
            Grade school concluded at St. Leo's Separate School in Elmvale Acres and in the fall of 1962, Peter entered Grade Nine at Hillcrest High School. Peter very much blossomed here, both socially and athletically. Many friends and romances.   He joined the school wrestling team, winning many awards in competition, and praise from his peers for his ability to teach others about the sport. Peter expanded his repertoire with a scuba diving certificate, swim team competitions, baseball, and during the summers he worked and taught young handicapped kids at camps in nearby Quebec. Not being one dimensional, Peter also enjoyed acting in the school's musical production of "Hello Dolly" in 1966.
            High school, and Hillcrest, in particular, was a very positive and happy time for Peter. He was a very likeable, out-going, charming and well-loved young man. His many friends and acquaintances always spoke highly of his very engaging personality.
            An example of his depth of character occurred on a winter night when he had missed a bus coming home. So as not to worry his mother, he knocked on the door of a nearby house and asked to use the phone. In return, he promised to return the next day and shovel the significant snow in their driveway. True to his word, the very next day he was there to fulfil that commitment!
            It was also on another very cold winter night in late December of 1966, Peter was enjoying a date with a very pretty lady from school. And as the ‘old line’ goes, his little red sports car 'ran out of gas '! Actually! He and his lovely lady spent the rest of the cold night pushing the car home. (She was Carol White, now Carol Campanella, Class of 1967, a retired school principal.)
            Sadly, very sadly, it was also in late December of 1966 that Peter became very ill. It was but a couple of days after that date night, that the ravages of leukaemia tore at his body. As it had only been diagnosed as 'the flu', Peter suffered.
            On the 29th of December Peter was taken unconscious, by ambulance, to the Civic Hospital. He died the next day, December the 30th,1966.
            Born in Civic Hospital, he died here a very short 19 years later. Nothing      describes the devastation, felt by our family, and I'm sure, by his many friends, with the loss of our beautiful young man.
            To this day, we all remember Peter so very fondly, but with tears in our eyes.

From:           Michael and Gary Wellstead

Peter had tought me everything about wrestling. He was older than I but he was always ready to instruct us about the ins and outs of wrestling and winning. I believe that Pet died of Leukemia. I will never forget the last day I saw him standing at the door looking somewhat pale. I knew then that their was something very wrong.

Dr. Paul Burns (1968)

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From Patricia, Sandra, Gary, Michael and Christine Wellstead on March 31st, 2011
Remembering a loving son and brother taken far too soon.
 

Dave White

- - 1983


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~ due to cancer


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Judy White

- - 1996


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- at age 45


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Inge Winkel Buiter

- - 1974


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From Harvey Davey on April 28th, 2010
Some students linger in memory.  Inge was special.  She made a difference and she deserved a much longer life.
She deserves to be remembered.
 
From Margaret McNarry on June 19th, 2010
I remembger Inge, and am sorry to hear of her passing. We were not close friends in our high school years, and lost touch afterwards, but "every man's death diminishes me" as John Donne said. She will (and is) missed.
 

John Wolotko


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From Harvey Davey on April 28th, 2010
John was the only guy in a very small Ancient History class that I taught in the mid-60s.  He stood out quite naturally.  He had a wonderful sense of humour that was not always appreciated.
His interests were varied and struck some as too different.  He had a dream.  I hope he reached it.
 

Helen Yakonowsky

- - August 22nd, 1981


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In loving memory of Helene, a dear mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend who passed away on August 22, 1981. - Forever loved and remembered by her family.


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From Kirsten Kozolanka on June 26th, 2010
 Vsio eshchio skuchaiu po tiebie, milaia podruga moia. (I still miss you, my dear friend.)
 
From Kirsten Kozolanka on July 26th, 2010
Helen died of kidney failure in August 1981, three months after giving birth to her daughter, Mashenka. We met in Mrs. Bozilov's Russian class. She was fluent in Russian, but was in our advanced class to learn the grammar. Being Helen, she was in awe of our abilities with the language while we secretly admired her fluency. Every class was more interesting with her there (and it was a darn fine class to begin with). She had an incredible vitality and love of life that was contagious.
 

Bruce Young

April 7th, 1954 - January 1st, 2014

Bruce attended Hillcrest from 1969 to 1973. He was a true gentleman, a good Christian, and a Chicago Black Hawks fan! Bruce was a devoted son, brother, and uncle, and was best man at his brother's wedding and also my wedding. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, my good friend.

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Bruce YOUNG April 07, 1954 - January 01, 2014 Sadly at the Bruyere Hospital on January 01, 2014, Bruce passed away after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. Predeceased by his loving parents Jean and Stanley. Beloved brother of Robert and Diane (Bellavance). Loving uncle of James and (Andrea Montenegrino) and Christina and (Aaron Kennedy). Proud and devoted employee of OCAPDD, where he will be sorely missed by his co-workers and clients. A special thank-you to the care-givers and doctors at the Bruyere Centre. A funeral/memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2345 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa. Private family burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Colon Cancer Society would be appreciated. Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 6, 2014.

Bruce attended Hillcrest from 1969 to 1973. He was a true gentleman, a good Christian, and a Chicago Black Hawks fan! Bruce was a devoted son, brother, and uncle, and was best man at his brother's wedding and also my wedding. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, my good friend.

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