Obituaries

OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” McNamara

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William J. “Bill” McNamara
1925 - 2019

It is with great sadness we announce the passing away of Bill McNamara on Feb. 4 at St. Patrick’s Home in Ottawa.

OBITUARY: Alfred (Fred) Pichard

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Alfred (Fred) Pichard

Alfred (Fred) Pichard passed away suddenly at the age of 99 on December 31, 2018, in Ottawa with his daughter Helen at his side.

OBITUARY: William James ROBERTSON

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After a brave 28-year struggle with Lyme disease and Parkinson’s, William James Robertson died peacefully on January 16, 2019 at Saint Brigid’s Home, Quebec.

William was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 28, 1941. He grew up in Whitehead, Nova Scotia; Aylmer, Quebec; and Ottawa, Ontario, before settling in Quebec City, where he lived for 50 years.

OBITUARY: Robert Norman BROWN

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On Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, Robert “Bobby” Norman Brown passed away peacefully at his home in Kelowna, B.C. surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer. Robert was born on May 21, 1954 to Norman and Rolande (Guillot) Brown in Quebec City, Quebec.

Marjorie Robertson MURRAY 1915-2018

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Marjorie passed away on Sunday evening, December 30, 2018 at St-Sacrement Hospital in her 103rd year, nine days short of her 104th birthday. She was the wife of the late John Murray and, in second marriage, of Richard Murray. She leaves to mourn her brother Malcom, his wife Dorothy, her sister Marion, her sister-in-law Elizabeth, and many nieces and nephews across Canada.

Jules BLANCHET 1925-2018

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The Honourable Jules Blanchet passed away peacefully at the Maison Michel-Sarrazin in Quebec City in his 94th year, on November 15, 2018.

He was the beloved son of the late Gustave Blanchet and the late Rosalie Fortin of Rivière-à-Pierre in Portneuf.

Joan BURNS

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Joan Rosemary Burns Farmery, age 71, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 31, 2018, from her home in Desert Hot Springs, California, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Quebec City on April 27, 1947 to John and Mildred Shannon Burns.

OBITUARY: Gordon Donald SIMONS 1929-2018

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At Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City, on September 29th, 2018, passed away Mr. Gordon Donald Simons, aged 89, husband of Mrs. Barbara Schneider.  He was the son of the late Mr. Archibald Gordon Simons and of the late Mrs. Eva Black. He lived in Quebec City.

Mr. Simons was a Quebec merchant and a member of l’Ordre national du Québec.  

Douglas DACRES 1930 - 2018

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Douglas Dacres, 88, son of the late Albert Dacres and the late Béatrice Ward, died at Hôpital Saint-François D’Assise on Aug. 13, 2018. He was the husband of Colette Lacroix. He lived in Quebec City.

OBITUARY: William Lynn HICKS June 27, 1934 - July 30, 2018

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Lynn passed away at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto, Ont. with family by his side.

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