Obituaries

OBITUARY: Michael George AYRE

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Michael Ayre passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, March 8 at the CHUL in Quebec City.

OBITUARY: Gertie Edwards GROGAN

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Gertie Edwards Grogan died at Saint Brigid’s Home on February 24, 2019. Gertie was a founding member and long­time president of Saint Brigid’s Guild, an exceptional friend and caregiver, a CWL member and winner of the Moe and Regina Rosenhek Award for outstanding volunteer service. For fifty years she was a key member of the W.B. Edwards Photography business on St.

Mary Margaret “Mae” BROCK

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Mary Margaret “Mae” Brock (née Brown) passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11 with her family by her side. She was in her 90th year.

Mae is survived by her four children and their spouses: Nancy (Steve), Bill (Marie), Dan (Claudia) and Tim (Heidi), and nine grandchildren: Callum, Sasha, Adriana, Isaac, Astrid, Maggie, Catalina, Vigo and Saskia.

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.

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