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C2 The Ottawa Citizen, Saturday, September 2, 1995 ClTYLIFE briefly Woman marks 6ih year spent in hospital "I'm lucky. I have my mental faculties. I also have kidney stones, angina, two kinds of arthritis and. aah, I don 't listen to myself any more." ALICE MOWN for more than 60 years In 1960 she pulled every string she could, and a meeting was arranged with Jay Waldo Montieth, health minister in the Diefenbaker government of the day "For a start they got $5 a month. It wasn't much but it was a start." Fifteen years ago, Lorraine Lafram-boise was a volunteer at St.

Vincent's and met Alice. "It became more than a friendship," says Lorraine. "We're family now. I think of her as my mom." Alice spends holidays with Lorraine and her husband Jacques. "They're my family now," says Alice.

"I don't know how or why I outlived my whole family I must have been bad." She has seen the financial tightening in the medical care field, and has a regret. "When there was more staff they had more time to talk. I like to gab. I'm gabby Now staff is often too busy to chat. Sometimes I go a whole day without opening my yap.

It's hard to be lonely" The Vanier-based association had a booth at this year's Exhibition, and Alice Morin was there to handle the cash. It tired her out, she admits. But with a twinkle she says she'll be well rested for Monday She loves a party When funeral homes started selling the public on the idea of pre-paid funerals, Alice signed up. It is a source of considerable delight. "I paid for my funeral in 1955.

They sure aren't going to make any money on me. But a deal is a deal. I just wish I could be there to enjoy it. I'll be there of course. But I won't be able to enjoy it." She believes the funeral directors, Racine, Robert and Gauthier, will be wearing particularly sad faces that day MARIE Hospital patient laughter, only memories of her mother brought tears to Alice's eyes.

"Just before she died my mother called all my brothers and my sister to her room, individually with their spouses. To each she told the same thing. 'Don't abandon Brother Jules Morin was Alice's mainstay A longtime civic and provincial politician, he was the last member of her immediate family and died in 1988. "I was the first patient in this hospital to be given penicillin. It was during the war and it was very expensive; $8 a shot and I got four shots a day Jules paid for that.

He paid for everything. He never let me see a bill and never told me how much anything cost. Penicillin put an end to her transfers to the dying section and Alice Morin went to work. In 1952 she became a founding member of the Ottawa Arthritis Association not to be confused with the Canadian Arthritis Society Alice's purpose was to get handicapped people out and involved. In 1953 she was named secretary of the association, and in 1958 she was elected president.

How long did she hold that post? The answer was ready before the question ended. "Thirty-one years and eight months." In 1987 they threw a party to burn the mortgage on the Vanier property and the building was named in her honor. Alice Morin is a hard-nosed business person and a realist. She's also something of a gambler. She made a trip to France in 1981 and visited Lourdes, which according to her religion has been the scene of many miracle cures.

That she wasn't cured is worth a passing fatalistic shrug. "I'm lucky" she says. "I have my mental faculties. (Grinning) I also have kidney stones, angina, two kinds of arthritis and aah. I don't listen to myself any more.

I can always find somebody around here who is worse off than I am. I look for somebody who needs help, and then I find the strength to do it. It keeps me occupied." One of her proudest achievements, she says, is in her belief she helped change the system. "There used to be an awful gap for the young handicapped. The baby bonus stopped when they turned 16, but the disability pension didn't start until they were 18.

It was an awful two years for those people. Cours pour adultes et Continued frompage CI "I've always been careful about my appearance," she says, flipping an arthritic hand toward her short hair. She has a remarkable memory for names and dates. "It was 1932 and I had a growth under my heel I went to my doctor and he said I had to see a bone specialist. I told him he had a scalpel and loved to cut.

'Go ahead, It was ostio myelitis, a virulent form of arthritis. The disease spread rapidly and two years later she was unable to get out of bed. In 1935 her father died. Alice was the third of five children and her mother had a poor heart and failing hearing. At a doctor's urging, Alice moved to the hospital.

The idea was to give her mother a couple months of respite. As she tells her story she uses terms no longer in use in medical institutions. Today's dying patients are housed in palliative care units. Alice calls such units simply "the dying section." She spent a lot of time in dying sections and was given the Catholic church's last rites 14 times. She has outlived her whole family "Mother died here (in St.

Vincent's) Aug. 5, 1958. She was 79. We were only a few doors apart. I remember once, near the end, I was giving her a drink of water and she remarked how strange it was that I was taking care of her.

She always thought it would be the other way around. She would care for me when I was dying. In a lengthy interview filled with ft Citizen help you find LIFESTYLE WORKSHOP The UNIVERSITY OTTAWA HEART INSTITUTE a OBE takes extra day to prepare for new year Ottawa Board of Education classes will start a day later than usual this year on Wednesday Sept. 6. For years OBE classes, like most in Ontario, started on the Tuesday immediately after Labor Day But last year, the board delayed its opening by two days to accommodate two Jewish holidays that fall right after Labor Day The board later decided the extra time off was useful, especially because it gave children whose families had moved an extra day to register in their new schools.

This year there's no religious holiday but OBE classes will start on Wednesday anyway Teachers and other staff must go to work Tuesday Holzman gets low turnout for private meeting Only two of 10 Ottawa councillors responded Friday to Mayor Jacquelin Holzman's invitation to a closed meeting in her office to discuss a personnel matter. Councillors expected that Holzman wanted to discuss replacing chief administrative officer Dave O'Brien, who is to leave this month. Four councillors agreed to boycott Holzman's meeting, contending she wasn't following procedure by arranging an office get-together rather than a formal council meeting. Coun. Brian Mackey who with Coun.

Joan Wong met with Holzman, said there was no discussion of replacing O'Brien. A special council meeting is to take place Sept. 6, apparently to discuss replacing O'Brien. Judge refuses to extradite U.S. political activist On Friday an Ottawa judge turned down a U.S.

request to extradite political activist Charles Knox. The Americans want Knox returned for a 1993 conviction of three counts involving bad cheques. But in a rare decision by a general division judge, Jean Forget denied the American request, said Knox's lawyer, Lawrence Greenspon. Problems with the American request included the absence of a description of Knox's sentence and questions surrounding the legality of its length, said Greenspon. Knox, who has spent the last 15 months at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre after being picked up by Canadian immigration officials, has applied for refugee status in Canada, claiming he is being persecuted for his political activi-.

ties in the U.S. No date has been set for the immigration hearing. Man goes on rampage in building 'au A 21-year-old Ottawa man was arrested Friday after baring more than his soul in a break-in at the Sir John Car-ling Building at 930 Carting Ave. Ottawa-Carleton police were contacted after an employee heard glass shattering at about 1 a.m. and saw a naked man running in the federal civil service building.

Police found the man in a second-floor room and discovered about $10,000 damage to computers, photocopiers and telephones. The man's clothes were not located. Pour obtenir son dipldme d' etudes secondares OF world-leader in health promotion and disease prevention offers a dynamic workshop to help reduce the risk of developing heart disease STRESS MANAGEMENT Eve: 7-9 p.m. 8GDI0 that fit. Need more information? CsH 596-3608 Cours de soir pv Des le 18 septembre 1995 Cours magistraux offerts les lundis et mercredis de 18h30 a 22h CPO Etudes administratives Economic CGA OA MXE0A Francais Litt canadienne FRA OA Mathematiques Algebre MAG OA Mathematiques Calcul MCA OA Relations internationaies HPR OA Sciences Bioiogie SBI OA Sciences Chimie SCH OA 12' nnee Anglais des affaires CAA 4G Francais des affaires CFA 4G Mathematiques MAT 4A Mathematiques Technologie MTT 4G II' ANNtE Mathematiques MAT 3A Mathematiques Technologie MTT 3G Sciences Bioiogie SBI 3A Sciences Chimie SCH 9A 10' ANNEE Langue arabe I et II LYA 2A, LYA 2G (Ce cours se donne exceptionnellement les lundis et les mercredis du 18 septembre 1995 u24avrlll996del9hi2lh.) Cours d'eUides personnels (divers cours de niveau 10' a CPO) offerts les mercredis de I8H30 a 20h30 Inscriptions les II et 13 septembre de I9h a2lh Tuesday, Sept.

12-Oct. 24 WORKSHOP LEADER: Dr. Stephen Hotz REGISTRATION IS LIMITED CALL 761-4753 The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Civic Hospital Ottawa I THE OTTAWA 7 Thyroid disease is real. Know the facts. Call the Ottawa Chapter Thyroid Foundation of Canada Help Line 729-9089.

ados Cours de jour Venez vous recycler tout en completant votre DSO. Vaste choix de matieres langues, mathematiques, sciences, sciences sociales, affaires et commerce, informatique, education cooperative, etc. INSCRIPTION CONTINUE sur rendez-vous Cours de perfectionnement De la langue francaise, les mardis de I3h a I5h De la langue anglaise, les jeudis de I3h a I5h Des le 19 septembre 1995 Cours par CORRESPONDANCE du CEI If Education sans frontieres 1116, boul. Saint-Laurent, Ottawa KIK 3B6 Renseignements et inscription 741-2304 Awards to announce the fifteenth Awards Heritage Section, of Planning, Sussex Drive Ottawa, K1N5A1 a p.r m.n ij yJL Ottawa Architectural Conservation The City of Ottawa is pleased Bus Service annual Architectural Conservation Awards, which recognize excellence in the preservation of Ottawa's heritage character. Bronze plaques will be awarded 1.

Restoration in three categories for projects 2. Adaptive Use completed during 1994 or 1995: 3. Infill (addition or new construction) Entry forms and submission requirements are available from the Heritage Section at 244-5300 ext. 1-3474. Submissions must be received by the City of Ottawa on or before September 15, 1995, addressed to: Architectural Conservation Department Economic Development and Housing Rideau Pavilion, 111 Ontario PUBLIC MEETINGS To confirm the scheduled arrival time of your bus, call 560 your 4-digit bus stop number.

New Office Hours Downtown Our downtown Sales Information office is now open until 6:00 p.m. for your convenience. It's located at Place de Ville, in Tower at the comer of Albert and Kent Streets. A new Interac Bank Card service is now available at this location. New Southeast Transitway opens September3 A new 4.3 kilometre section of the Southeast Transitway opens from Billings Bridge to Hunt Club Road as well as three new Transitway Stations: Heron, Greenboro.

The new section of Transitway will bring improve- ments to service in the south part of the region and rapid transit service to the Airport on route 96. To find out more, call us at 741-4390. On Sunday, September 3, new fall and winter schedules go into effect on most mutes. As well, a new section of the Southeast Transitway opens from Billings Bridge to Hunt Club Road. On Labour Day, September 4, buses will follow their Sunday schedules.

0C Transpo public offices will be closed, but the telephone information centre will be open between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. call 741-4390. Fall Service Changes Most routes will have schedule changes, so be sure to pick up a new timetable. The areas most affected by this service change are Fallingbrook, Ottawa Gloucester South (with the opening of the Southeast Transitway), Longfields, Kanata routes 1 61 1 82 and Centre Town route 1 89.

Information 741-4390, TDD 741-5280 Monday Saturday 6am 11pm, Sunday 8am 11pm If you need help planning your bus trip, call usl Please make sure you have the current schedule. New timetables are available at our public offices, or call 741-4390, TDD 741-5280, and we'll mail one to you free of charge. Tuesday, September 5 Local Architectural Conservation Advisory p.m. Wednesday, September 6 City Council 2:30 p.m. Victoria Hall First Level Bytown Pavilion City Hall Thursday, September 7 OC Transpo Citizens Advisory Committee 6:00 p.m.

City Living Board of Directors 7:00 p.m. Main Hall Overbrook Community Centre 33 Quill Street 'Fuller Room Terrace Level Bytown Pavilion City Hall Parking Validation is available for committee meetings. The City Council proceedings will be broadcast LIVE In English on Rogers Community 22 and in french on Rogers Tele-communautalre 23. For FreeNet, a computer network using a computer and a modem, call 564-3600. The City of Ottawa's menu is accessible by typing go Ottawa at the prompt().


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