From: Laurie Fagan
Date: October 15, 2020 at 4:34 PM
John Holliday a longtime resident of Champlain Park passed away on October 11 just shy of his 98th birthday. Jack as he preferred to be called lived at 198 Keyworth Avenue in a small white bungalow where he and his wife Winnifred raised 5 children. They were married for 75 years before Winnifred passed away almost a year ago. They lived their entire married life in the house on Keyworth Ave. After her death Jack went to live in a retirement home. He was according to his obituary a “bomb aimer” with the RAF Bomber Command out of England during the war and worked in the federal government when he returned to Canada.
But Jack’s real passion was the natural world, especially gardening. His front apple tree had several bird feeders and clumps of seed studded suet. In his garage he raised several types of moths and butterflies. He one day invited me over to see a Cecropia moth, North America’s largest native variety. It had a wingspan of about five inches. It was incredible if not a bit creepy since I had recently seen the movie Silence of the Lambs.
His side garden was ablaze with bright orange and yellow poppies every year but it was his backyard garden that was his real pride and joy. I live behind his home and Jack and I would swap flower and gardening tips quite often on spring and summer days. He had a giant patch of indigo blue delphiniums one year that was so tall that if you closed your eyes for a moment you felt like you were in an English garden. Another year he had about a dozen Asiatic Lillies (Casa Blanca) with a mass of trumpet white flowers almost 6 feet tall. As I sat in the backyard near dusk with a glass of wine the beautiful scent wafted my way. Jack shared his garden with neighbours, especially children as he often left free pots of Johnny Jump Ups and other perennials at the end of his driveway – usually on Mother’s Day.
This summer as his family prepared the house for selling, his son John very kindly gave me a clump of Jack’s irises that I will treasure in my garden and think of that lovely, gentle man.
A more formal obituary is at https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/john-holliday-1080426016
Neighbour Kathleen Margaret Kot of Cowley Avenue died on September 29 2020 at age 92. For a more poetic and much more detailed description from Debra Huron, please see https://www.champlainoaks.net/post/farewell-dear-kay-kot There’s also a more official obituary at https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/kathleen-kot-1080352222
Family Law, Access, and COVID-19
COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of society, including family life. Please join Reach for a discussion on family law and access issues. In speaking about access in the context of COVID-19, the presentation will, among other things, touch on considerations for families with parents and/or children living with disabilities, as well as provide information on navigating the current family law court process during the pandemic. Our speaker will be Lisa Sharp, a family law and immigration lawyer practicing in Ottawa.
Lisa Sharp has practised family law for fifteen years, including family and child protection litigation, adoptions, and fertility law. Lisa is a parent / step parent to seven children; some of whom are persons with disabilities. Lisa offers a welcoming and accessible office to all families and has worked with families led by lesbian, gay, straight and transgender parents.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
There is no fee to attend this event, but advanced registration is required. This Legal Information Seminar is made possible with support from the Ottawa Community Foundation.
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Via co-chair Heather: FYI. The Walkable Ottawa project links into what will be a major focus on 15 Minute Neighbourhoods as the City drafts its new Official Plan.
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Subject: Passing of Len de Carle
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2020 08:13:16 -0400
From: John de Carle
Just wanted to let the community know that my father, Len de Carle, passed away on Thursday.
He (and my mother) were long-time residents of the Community and lived most of their adult lives on 66 Pontiac St.
John de Carle….