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Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Saturday, August 4, 2018 OTTAWA CITIZEN C13 i 1 QUINLAN, Michael James Aug 7, 1929 -Aug 1,2018 Passed away peacefully with his sons by his side after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's at St. Patrick's Home, Ottawa. Beloved companion of Geraldine Grandbois. Cherished Father of Sean (Christine) & Peter (Glenda Pack) of St. John's, Nfld. Loving Grandfather to Michael, Kelsea, Norah & Kathleen. Loving step Grandfather to Nicholas and Nova Lanthier (Ryan) & step Great-grandfather to Reese Bonnemayers. Predeceased by Noreen Quinlan, parents Bernard & Anne Quinlan, and brothers Bernard, Richard (aka Buddy) and Charlie of Powell River, B.C. Survived by Sisters Marion Smith, Roseanne Wilson and Elaine Clark (George) of Nanaimo, B.C. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. "Mickey" grew up in Westboro. He worked as a land surveyor contributing to the development of many subdivisions and was quite proud to have Quinlan Road in Elmvale Acres named after him. He was a long time Rough Rider season ticket holder. He took much pride in his boy's activities and was a volunteer with minor hockey. He enjoyed his summers at the family cottage at Black Bay, Luskville, especially boating & water skiing. He was a regular vacationer to Barbados. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Patrick's Home for their compassion & care. As per Michael's wishes, a traditional Irish wake will be held later this month. SCHLIEVERT, Antonia (Toni) Emma December 26, 1948 - July 3, 2018 At Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto on July 3, 2018. Daughter of the late Melville and Catharina (nee Kompier) Schlievert and dear sister of John (Margaret) of Merrickville, Pamela of Arnprior and the late Patricia. A private family graveside service will be held at the Malloch Road Cemetery in Arnprior. In Toni's memory please perform an act of kindness for someone less fortunate. In the professional care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. CondolencesDonations Pilon Family 61 3-62 -5 194 The family of Joe and Anita Robertson are deeply saddened to announce the sudden deaths of prominent Niagara Peninsula business people Joe and Anita Robertson, and their daughter Laura Robertson of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on July 30, 2018 in Greenville, Maine. They were on their way from their family cottage to Prince Edward Island in Joe's personal airplane. Joe, Anita and Laura were the only occupants. Joseph Charles Robertson was born in Ottawa to Jim and Helen Robertson on September 21, 1959. He was the youngest of five children. Joe attended Confederation High School in Nepean, St. Michael's University College in Victoria, and then graduated from Bell High School in Nepean in 1977. After graduating, Joe spent a year working at McDonald's to gain experience in a successful business, and then attended Carleton University where he earned a B.Comm. in 1981. He then worked for the Mercantile Bank before returning to school, this time at Harvard University where he completed an MBA. Just shy of his 30th birthday, Joe purchased a small dental supply company in St. Catharines, Ontario. Together with his business partner Carman Adair, Joe grew the business under the name Arcona Health Inc. They sold the business to Henry Schein Dental and Joe became CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors of its Canadian subsidiary, which became known as Henry Schein Arcona Inc. After moving on from Arcona, Joe became an active volunteer. He was part of Brock University's Board of Directors for over a decade, and between 2012-14 he was Chair of the Board of Governors. Joe also acted as the Chair of the Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities and later became a board member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. Anita Elizabeth Robertson (nee Rodger) was born in Parry Sound to Eleanor and Arnold Rodger on June 24, 1960. She was the eldest of three sisters. After returning from the Northwest Territories in 1964, Anita's parents Arnold and Eleanor moved home to Stittsville to be amongst Eleanor's family. Anita and her sisters grew up in a very large and loving family of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents in the Ottawa Valley. In her youth, Anita was active in ballet and track and field, and as an adult started figure skating, winning gold in many events. She attended South Carleton High School, graduating in 1977. She studied nursing at St. Lawrence College in Kingston (1978-1980) and worked in the neo-natal intensive care unit at CHEO. She later earned her B.Sc. in Nursing at McMaster University in 1989, graduating ten days after giving birth to her first child. Anita was a partner to Joe in business and family. She played a vital role in the early operation of Pro-Mart (which later became Arcona Health Inc.) while simultaneously running the house and raising three children. Anita's presence in the community is demonstrated through her volunteer work with the Niagara Nursery School & Child Care Centre, Ridley College in St. Catharines, and most recently as the volunteer of the year (2017) for the St. Catharines & District United Way. RILEY, Shirley Marguerite Born December 30, 1925. Passed away in hospital on Monday, July 30, 2018, Shirley Riley of Nepean (formally of Windsor). Beloved wife of Jack Riley (1992). Dear mother of Mary Kay Kereluik (Norman) of Willingdon, Alberta, Dr. Charles Riley (Pam) of Fonthill and Joanne Riley of Nepean. Loving grandmother of Dr. Robert Riley (Ainsley) of Fenwick, and Dr. Crystal Riley (Derek Landschoot) of Chatham. Cherished great-grandmother of Ashley. Shirley is also survived by sister-in-law Donna Elliott (Dr. Joseph Elliott) of Michigan as well as several nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Marguerite and Orval Adams, brother Bill Adams and sister Marianne Elliott. Shirley was devoted to her family and enjoyed activities that centred around family, visits to the cottage at Georgian Bay, the farm in Willingdon and Christmases at Montebello. She loved all the family dogs. Shirley was an excellent cook and creative and skillful with her many crafts. She was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Cremation has taken place with interment to follow at a later date at Victoria Memorial Cemetery, Windsor. If desired memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Ottawa Humane Society. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at STROBER, Holger "Hoagie" Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Peacefully in his sleep at the age of 84. Father of Herman, Rosemary, Heidi and David. Affectionately known as Opa to his five grandkids. Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Brother to his 5 siblings near and far. Longtime member of IATSE Local 471 (retired Gold Card member) and the National Arts Centre. A gathering for friends and family to celebrate his life will take place Thursday, August 9 from 4-8 p.m. Those interested in attending, please contact a family member to RSVP. The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand. The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land. The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains. .... - Anonymous ROBERTSON, Joe, Anita and Laura A celebration of lives SEAR, David SSgt RCMP (ret'd) After a courageous battle with cancer, Dave passed away in Ottawa on Friday, August 3, 2018. He is survived by his cherished daughter Cathy Robitaille (Brent). Predeceased by his loving wife Frances "Fran" Sear. Will be greatly missed by his granddaughters Katelyn, Miriam and Lydia and by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Son of the late Roy and Frances Sear. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors on the 5 north-west and 6 west at the Ottawa General Hospital, especially Karen Briggins and Dr. MacRae. A heartfelt thank you to the amazing nurses and doctors at Elisabeth Bruyere, Palliative Care Unit, your caring and compassion will be cherished forever. Family and Friends are invited to a visitation at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, (280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa), on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. until the time of Service in Beechwood's Sacred Space at 11 a.m., followed by interment in the National Memorial Cemetery of the RCMP, located at Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to The Canadian Cancer Society, Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of Condolence may be left at BEECHWOOD Laura Elizabeth Robertson was born in St. Catharines to Joe and Anita Robertson on September 16, 1993, the youngest of their three children. Laura attended high school at Ridley College in St. Catharines, graduating in 2011. Laura then moved to Vancouver where she earned her B.K in from UBC in 2017 and was recognized with a student leadership award. While attending UBC, she developed an interest in forestry and logging, and excelled in competitive Logger Sports. She had a lifelong passion for the arts and was a skilled illustrator and oil painter. Laura recently returned to Niagara-on-the-Lake and started work as a Facilities Coordinator in Brock University's Kinesiology Department. She had a love of horses and volunteered at Red Roof Retreat. Laura was proud to serve her community as a volunteer firefighter with Niagara-on-the-Lake Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services. Joe and Anita met working at McDonald's in Bells Corners in Nepean as teenagers. They married in 1986 and had three children: Taylor, Clark, and Laura. Joe and Anita were lifelong lovers, best friends, and business partners. Joe, Anita and Laura lived their lives as best as they could be lived. They excelled in their careers, maintained close family relationships, and became leaders in their community. They loved spending time at their cottage in Golden Lake, Ontario. They were extremely generous with their successes, inspiring and improving the lives of countless individuals they encountered. They were incredibly loyal to those around them. The Robertsons were philanthropically active in the Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines communities. They contributed to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre to build a multipurpose theatre, the Niagara Health Foundation to support the construction of the hospital, and the Niagara-on-the-Lake nursery, as well as many other worthy causes. They also co-chaired the St. Catharines & District United Way and were active with the Young President's Organization. They were huge supporters of Music Cares, SOCAN, Bravo Niagara, and the Brock Performing Arts Centre. Joe, Anita and Laura are survived by their loving sons and brothers, Taylor and Clark Robertson, who will proudly continue the legacy of community building that their parents started, by Joe's siblings Dorothy Corbeil (Pierre, deceased), Jim, Andy (Brenda) and Mary Robertson, by Anita's sisters Leisa Daly (Kevin), Sonya Rodger, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. will be held on Friday August 10 in the Ian Beddis Gymnasium, Walker Complex, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, where family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Service will follow in the gymnasium at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Catharines and District United Way, War Child, or a favourite charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Morgan Funeral Home, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at STUART, Charles "Charlie" Peacefully, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the age of 84. Beloved husband for 47 years to the late Lorraine (nee Jackson). Cherished father of Stephen and Glenn (Deirdre). Cherished grandfather of Amanda, Matthew, Jessica, Scott, Christine and Rebecca and great-grandfather of Kalvyn. Dear brother of Kenneth (Donna). Special friend and companion of Pat Black for 9 years and her family. Predeceased by his brother John (Heady) and sister Dorothy (late Alexander de Booij) and brothers-in-law Edward Jackson (Joyce) and George Jackson (Joyce). Will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Charles was born in Aruba along with his brothers and sister. In 1953, Charlie came to Canada, following his older brother John, at the age of 18 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. Friends may pay respects at the Capital Funeral Home & Cemetery 3700 Prince of Wales Drive 613-692-1211 Friday, August 10, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, August 11, 2018 after 10 a.m. A Celebration of Charlie's Life will follow in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation or University of Ottawa Heart Institute are appreciated. Condolences and Sharing Memories at THE MEASURE OF A MAN: Not - "how did he die" But - "how did he live" Not - "what did he gain" But - "what did he give" These are the units To measure the worth Of a man, as a man, Regardless of birth 3fi i RUSHTON, Father Christopher Paul, OMI Died peacefully on July 30, 2018, surrounded by saddened members of his religious community, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Eileen Rushton, and two brothers, Norman and Brian, he is mourned by his remaining brother, Pat (Joan) of Almonte, ON, nieces, nephews and cousins. Father Chris joined the Oblates in 1966 and pronounced his Final Vows at Holy Rosary Scholasticate in Ottawa on September 7, 1970. He was ordained Priest on September 29, 1973. In 1974 he completed his education degree in London, ON, and taught at Labrador City Collegiate from 1975-1982. His assignment to serve the Innu community in Sheshatshits, Labrador, began a long and happy part of his life! He ministered in Labrador on and off for over 30 years! He served the Oblate community in many capacities over the years, being appointed Provincial Superior from 1996-2002. More recently he was Chaplain to the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Pembroke, ON, and finally Chaplain in Vancouver College until his illness in 2016. He moved to Hamilton, ON, in August 2016, where he was cared for at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, and subsequently at the Good Shepherd Ministry's Emmanuel Hospice, where he constantly praised their professional and dedicated kindness. All who were blessed to have known Fr. Chris were touched by his kindness and his sense of goodness. He loved to tell stories and see the brighter side of life, full of boundless energy and joyous enthusiasm. His life was one filled with gentleness, grace and blessing! He will be missed by many people whose lives he touched profoundly. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to DeMazenod Door Outreach Ministry (co St. Patrick Parish, 440 King Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1C6,) or Emmanuel House, (90 Stinson Street, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1S2.) He will be waked at St. Patrick's Church, 440 King Street East, Hamilton, on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 7 to 9:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 8:30. His remains will then be transferred to Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish, Ottawa, for Vigil and prayers at 7 p.m. Monday Evening, and Mass of Resurrection, on Tuesday, August 7 at 11 a.m., with burial to take place at 2 p.m. at St Theresa's Oblate Cemetery in Arnprior, ON. May he receive the reward due a good and faithful servant! "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved inreturn." i ' i i - Helen Ahbez Jr. Ai A WEINER, Rose (nee Wisenthal) June 5, 1915 - August 3, 2018 Peacefully in Toronto, on Friday, August 3, 2018, just months after celebrating her one hundred and third birthday. Predeceased by her husband Dr. Hyman Weiner, her son Malcom Jacob, her parents Isidor and Bertha, her brothers Hyman and Dr. Miles (Mike) and her sister Florence. She is survived by her son Joel (Elaine Sigler) and her daughters Carolyn Isakson (Robert) and Enid, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews across Canada, the United States, Israel and Australia. Rose was ahead of her time and led a remarkable life. Born and raised in Montreal (Westmount), she began a Bachelor of Arts degree at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario before transferring to the School of Nursing at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, where she graduated as a Registered Nurse eighty years ago in 1938. After working as a nurse, then marrying and raising a family in Montreal (Outremont), she returned to university in her forties to complete her B.A. at Sir George Williams University followed by an M.A. in Social Work at McGill University, and then worked for several years in that field. In her active years, Rose skied, golfed, swam, rode horses, played the piano, baked and spoke four languages. Later in life, she was an avid reader, theatre goer and Scrabble player, and took courses at the University of Toronto. After moving to the Terraces at Baycrest, she participated in many cultural and educational programs there and was especially proud of her writing and acting contributions to its theatre group. Rose regularly corresponded in beautiful handwritten letters with relatives and friends around the world. She will be missed by all who knew her, including many special friends in Toronto where she resided for the last several decades. The family deeply appreciates the wonderful staff at Sage Care and thanks them for their kind, loving and professional care and support of Rose in the last few years of her life. A Graveside service on Monday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m., at the New Memorial Extension (E-12), Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, 5015 de la Savane, Montreal. Shiva in Ottawa at 4 Rose Street, Tuesday through Friday, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Donations in Rose's memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman & Sons.

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