The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Albert Henry "Ab" Heywood OLS# 1177
Ab passed away on the morning of September 24th. He leaves his wife Veronica (Vonnie) and his daughter Michele. He was predeceased by his son Andrew William and his daughter Marie Annette. His passions were his family, his beliefs, and boating with his buddy Rick. He was a long-time volunteer with his church, St Cyprian's Anglican Church, and the Canadian Cancer Society.
A tremendous thanks to the whole palliative care team at North York General Hospital.
A private funeral service will be held for close family and friends.
Donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice.
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of W. Doug Smith OLS# 1403.
Doug passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 29, 2019 with his loving wife and three children by his side. Doug Smith at the age of 73, beloved husband and best friend of Verna Smith (nee Ritchie). Proud father of Shelby (Keith), Jana and Doug Jr. Much loved grandfather and protector of Jacob "Bucky", Riley "Frank", Delaiden "Eddie", Samantha "Sambo" and Caleb "Gretzky". These nicknames were given to each one by Papa.
Doug was born in Barrie to William Fredrick Smith and Ruby Winnifred Smith (nee Hill) and always talked about his great memories of his childhood here, playing sports and making life-long friends. He owned his own business as an Ontario Land Surveyor in Barrie and was very active in the community and service clubs. Doug had a fierce love for his family and enjoyed attending sporting events of all of his grandchildren.
In his later years he and his wife enjoyed many "bucket list" trips together. He will be fondly remembered and lovingly missed by his immediate and extended family and friends. Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St., Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. Funeral service will be in the Chapel on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11 o'clock with visitation from 10 a.m. A private family interment will be held in Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to ALS Society would be appreciated by the family.
Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of William "Bill" James Plaxton OLS# 1161
Sadly on Sunday, September 8, 2019 we lost Bill to a brave and prolonged battle with cancer at Parkwood Mennonite Home in Waterloo, Ontario. Bill was a devoted husband to Jill (Merry), loving father to William (Emma Wakim) and Heather (David MacDonald), and grandfather to Scott, Brynn, Graham, Reese, Alison, and William. Bill charmed everyone he met and was known for his gentle character, contrarian wit, and his deep love for his family and friends.
Educated at UTS and U of T, Bill worked his entire life as an Ontario Land Surveyor. Without a doubt, he was a devoted supporter of the varied activities of Granji, Bill, and Heather, as well as his six active grandchildren. Bill never missed a sporting event at UCC or Havergal, and he took great pride in every gathering of friends and family, convocation, homecoming, or equestrian event on the family calendar.
Bill was happiest on the farm in Puslinch, and he took pride in a meticulously maintained lawn, happy family dogs, and well-attended horses. In his later years, Bill cherished cards, phone calls, and visits from everyone - and especially with his old friends Jimmy, Rumble, Gerry, and Bob who shared great laughs and memories! Enormous thanks to so many people who provided excellent care and company to him including the staff at Grand River Hospital, Luther Village, Lisaard House, and Parkwood Mennonite Home.
A celebration of Bill's life will take place at Rosedale Golf Club in Toronto, on October 1st at 12 o'clock.
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Paul A. Riddell OLS# 1236
Paul Alexander Riddell passed away peacefully on July 30th, 2019. Beloved husband and friend of Sharon. Loving father of Christine and Catherine (Glen MacEachern). Cherished grandfather of Benjamin, Isaac and June. Dear brother of David (Nancy), John (Donna) and the late Robert (Late Sherrie). He will be greatly missed by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Paul was a member of the Lions Club doing charitable work for over 40 years. He was a humanitarian and loved by many. All are invited to the
Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes
3440 Richmond Road, Nepean
On Tuesday August 6th, 2019 for the Lions Club Service at 1pm, followed by visitation until time of the Memorial Service in the chapel at 2pm. Friends are invited to join the family for light refreshments at the Stittsville Lions Club, 1339 Stittsville Main Street, Stittsville following the service.
For those wishing, donations to the Stittsville Lions Club would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, donations and tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
Donations may be made to:
Stittsville Lions Club
1339 Stittsville Main Street
Stittsville, ON K2S 1SC
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Anthony Charles (Tony) Bourne, OLS 782
Anthony Charles Bourne passed away peacefully at Ottawa Hospital - General Campus on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 in his 96th year. Tony Bourne of Pembroke was a beloved husband of Marilyn Bourne (nee McConeghy). Loving father of Terry Bourne, Maureen (Mark) Cormack, Marcia Leach and Paul Bourne (Lisa). Caring grandfather of Vicki Leach, Jennifer Leach, Murray Leach, Tyler Bourne, Raynah Bourne and Jessica Cormack. Dear brother of Josephine Morris and Ruth Thiessen. Predeceased by parents Raymond and Winnifred Bourne (nee Thorpe), by brothers David and Austin Bourne, and by sisters Pauline Kelley and Barbara Bjelke.
Tony was a World World II Veteran of RRCAF, Former Owner and Operator of Bourne and Simpson Surveyor, Life long Legion Member and Avid Supporter of the Pembroke Lumber Kings for 50 years
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pembroke on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Columba's Cemetery, Pembroke.
Members of Branch 72 Royal Canadian Legion are requested to meet at the funeral home for prayers on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated. Online Condolences may be left at www.nevillefuneralhome.ca
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.