Obituaries (Print edition)

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Winston Bernard O'Donnell 1942-2015

Winston (affectionately known as Winnie) passed away on January 12 at age 72. Left to mourn are his partner France; his daughters Tara (Jun) and Meghan (Shervin); his granddaughter Mila Winnie; Gail, the mother of his children; his older brother Reginald (Irene); his nephew Christian and his niece Pia; and his friends and colleagues.

Isabelle (Paradis) MacTaggart

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Isabelle MacTaggart, born November 6, 1920, left this earth on January 14, 2015, to join her beloved husband, who died on July 10, 2010.

Bernice L. (O’Neill) Simons

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother. Bernice passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 13, 2015. She has now joined her late husband, Reggie, as well her brother Lionel and sister Patricia.

Maureen (Rooney) McKenna 1924-2014

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Mrs. Maureen McKenna died on December 30 at Saint Brigid's Home in Quebec City, daughter Catherine by her side, and now joins her most beloved Desmond, husband of 60 years. She was the daughter of LCol Dr. Joseph Walter Rooney and Bertha Rose Dewfall of Quebec City. Maureen was a woman of exceptional character, iron strength and will, with a presence and smile that lit up a room.


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John McCormick, age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 23, 2014, at Laval Hospital in Quebec City. He is survived by wife Françoise, his children Lynn (Roger), Nancy (Denis), and John (Chantal); and his grandchildren Aidan-John, Peter, Edgar, Kyle Françoise and Bernard.


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Passed away peacefully on October 28, 2014, at Granite Ridge, Stittsville, Ontario, at the age of 90. Betty Hammond (nee Hobden), wife of the late Christopher Hammond and by her first marriage, the late Ken Cochrane. Loving mother of Ann Cochrane (formerly Dubé), the late Joan Cochrane (formerly Irving) and Jean Cochrane (Peter Basham).

KILEY, Rita (Neville) 1919 - 2014

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Rita Kiley (née Neville). She passed away peacefully at St. Brigid's Home in Quebec City on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the age of 95.

She was the beloved wife of the late Timothy John Kiley and is predeceased by their two children, Joseph and Geraldine.

HECKMAN, Donald Ernest

Don passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at The Village of Winston Park Retirement Home, Kitchener, at age 84.

Beloved husband of Jacqueline for 50 years. Loved father of George Heckman and his wife Michelle Klosch and Gerry Heckman and his wife Micheline Cournoyer. Loving grandfather of Michael, Margaret, Isaac and Paul.

Lorne Corrigan

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Lorne Corrigan passed away October 26, 2014, at Oak Terrace in Orillia, Ontario. He was the son of the late Michael Corrigan and Annie Montgomery of Valcartier, and husband of the late Norma Brooker. He leaves behind his beloved children, Michael and Shelley (Mike Forest); grandchildren, Krista and Glen, and great-grandson, Aiden.

PAYNE, Loretta

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Born in 1929 in Stoneham, Quebec, Loretta became a registered nurse in 1955 and spent most of her working career in Montreal. Loretta passed away in Montreal on October 19, 2014, at age 85, after a long battle with Alzheimer disease.