The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Ernest W. Kerr, OLS 1277
In his 90th year, Ernie, a Dominion & Ontario Land Survey Engineer by trade and a family man by nature, passed away peacefully on January 21st, 2019 in Ottawa, ON. Born in Vancouver, BC on January 29th, 1929 the youngest of three children; Helen (Barrie) of Vancouver and predeceased by Mildred Vallieres of Orillia, ON. Beloved husband of Helene (nee Beaudoin) of 63 years. Loving "Dad" of Diana of Ottawa, Christina (Bruce) of Calgary, Robert (Donna) of Burlington, Daniel of Ottawa and Joanne of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of Michelle, Alexander, Kaleigh, Dennis, Nicolas, Nicole, Jacqueline, Eric and Chanel. Great-grandfather of Anthony, Sophie, Mason and Lennyn.
Ernie loved his family and had many hobbies - clock and pocket watch collection, Ham radio, genealogy and woodworking. He also loved the outdoors - at age 19 he built his first log cabin on Mt. Seymour, (Vancouver, BC) and then moved to Ottawa where he met Helene and started his family. They then built their first cottage in Breckenridge, QC on the Ottawa River. In 1977 - a new building adventure was a cottage on McGregor Lake in Gatineau QC, a place family still enjoy today.
When he retired from the Federal Government, he needed a new hobby and purchased a 40-acre hobby farm in Avonmore, ON where he designed and built a log cabin. There he began to grow varieties of nut trees. He spent years segregating and irrigating the property in hopes of cultivating the finest nut trees and to leave a small legacy for his children and grand-children. This he has done, and it is appropriately known as Kerrsdale Farm.
Ernie also volunteered with the Eastern Chapter of the Society of Ontario Nut Grower, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority as well as the Ottawa Experimental Farm to assist with many land survey functions.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kelly Funeral Home - Walkley Chapel (613-731-1255). The Family will hold a Celebration of Life in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the May Court Hospice, Ottawa or the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated.
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Donald F. Yates, OLS 964
Don passed away peacefully on January 24, 2019 at the stroke of midnight.
Beloved husband of Gwen (Dafoe) Yates, devoted father of Karen and Glenn Yates, grandfather of Carter, Palmer and Chandler Simpson and remembered fondly by his first wife Catherine Joanne Yates.
Don was born at 943 Greenwood Avenue in East York, to Raymond Yates and Pearle (Graham) Yates. He was predeceased by his brothers Graham, Gordon, George and his sister Norma (Iley). His sister Mary and sisters-in-law Rose, Sandy and Lorraine remember him with love.
Don graduated from East York Collegiate Institute and then attended the University of Toronto for one year. He decided to follow in his brother Georges' footsteps and became a Land Surveyor. He was a partner with his brother George at Yates & Yates Ontario Land Surveyors and PhotoMap Air Surveys. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the OLS, he was on the council and later became the President for one year in 1981.
Don loved to curl, skate, and ski. He also enjoyed fishing, swimming and snorkeling at his cottage on Brough Lake. Perhaps reminding him of his childhood, where the Yates children spent their summers at the Yates cottage in Port Union.
Don was a loving, caring and patient man. He will be missed tremendously.
Visitations will take place between 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on February 1, 2019, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home Scarborough Chapel, 2900 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON M1M 1N5. Interment will be at 12:15 - 1:00 PM on February 1, 2019 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
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The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Daniel Cybulski, OLS 793
Daniel Cybulski passed peacefully into the arms of his Saviour, in his 93rd year, at Orchard View by the Mississippi Retirement Home, Almonte, Ontario, on
January 8, 2019. Survived by his loving wife Pamela, of 66 years; brother Dave (Thecla); four children, Lorna (Jorge), Dan Jr. (Dympna), Stanley (Beth), and Margaret- Ann.
Remembered fondly by his 6 grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, Dan also got to meet 4 of his 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Stanley, and sisters Gertrude, Anne, and Martha.
Dan was born in Jasmin, Saskatchewan, and moved east with his family to the Ottawa Valley in 1940. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1943. After his discharge from the RCAF in 1945 where he served as an air gunner with Bomber Command (mid-upper gunner, Lancaster bombers) in England, Dan had a long and illustrious career with the survey department of Ontario Hydro, starting as a chainman, and rising to the position of Chief Surveyor. After retiring, Dan continued for many years as a consultant for the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. He and Pam also enjoyed many years of travel across North America and Europe. During the last several decades of his life, Dan dedicated himself to making hand-tied rosaries, which he shipped to missions all around the world. Dan made over 80,000 rosaries before arthritis in his hands stopped him from tying all the knots necessary.
Friends and family will be received at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday evening, January 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. only. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 134 Bridge Street, Almonte, on Saturday morning, January 12th at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow at the Malloch Road Cemetery, 127 Usborne Street, Arnprior with a reception at the Pilon Family Reception Center afterward.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church Building Fund, Almonte, would be gratefully accepted.
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of David P.J. Schultz, OLS 1083
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Marcus Nouwens, OLS 1873