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"OBO" 2005 Obituary


OBORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-06 published
OBORNE, Elizabeth Marguerite (née BOYDE) (1920-2005)
It is with profound sadness that the family of Elizabeth (Bette) Marguerite OBORNE announces the passing of its matriarch on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at Rideau Place on-the-River, Ottawa, after a, thankfully, short term illness. Bette, predeceased by her parents Winnifred (WOOD) and Stanley BOYDE, her sister Shirley LONEY, and an infant son, John, was born in Toronto, October 2, 1920 where she lived until moving to Montreal in 1960, and Ottawa in 1978. With extensive travel, and winters in Florida since 1980, for 57 years she spent her summers at the beloved cottage at Skootamatta Lake, the gathering point for her extended family. Left to mourn are Ross, her beloved husband of 64 years, her children and their partners: Jim-Winnipeg-(Bryan, Jennifer, Jimmy and Elizabeth); David-Toronto-(John and Tracy) and Lynn-Lennoxville (Michael, Stephen, Jennifer and Carolyn) and 9 great-grandchildren. Mum was strong, independent, organized and hard working. She was a baseball fan and active participant in swimming, curling and particularly gardening. She loved flowers almost as much as sunsets at the lake and was able to enjoy several sunsets in the beautiful garden at Rideau Place shortly before her passing. A life-long supporter of her husband's and immediate family's activities, she was proud of their achievements and concerned during their trials. The connections to her extended family were very important to her and the family was her occupation in life - a job from which she never retired - and she remained more concerned for their interests than her own, right to the end of her days. A sincere appreciation is expressed by the family to Mum's caregivers: Ottawa Civic Hospital (4B), particularly intern Jennifer SOUCIE, St. Elizabeth Health Care, the staff and Friends at Rideau Place, and, most importantly, to her family physician, Dr. Howard COHEN, for his attention in the last 3 days of her life making her passing as comfortable as possible. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made at the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of choice. In accordance with her instructions, the remains will be cremated and deposited at Skootamatta Lake at a later date at a family memorial celebration.

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OBORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
HEMENWAY, Kitty May (formerly BLENKIN, née GODDARD)
A former resident of Bracebridge Villa passed away at The Pines in Bracebridge on Thursday, March 31, 2005. Born in Blackwater, Hants, England, July 29th, 1906, she was a daughter of the late Edith Mary (OBORNE- PIGGOTT) and Sidney James GODDARD. Kitty immigrated with her family to Cobalt, Ontario, in May 1907, later moving to the Toronto Area. Kitty was predeceased by husbands James Foston BLENKIN and Harold Cameron HEMENWAY, daughter Frances MADIGAN (Basil,) and sisters Dorothy WAKEFIELD, Ruby WILKES and Nancy WESTON, all of Toronto. She will be sadly missed by her surviving children, Marie BROUGHTON (George) of Bracebridge, Ontario, Steve HEMENWAY (Carole) of Kingston, Nova Scotia and Kerry MATERI of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. By request there will be no visitation or funeral, a family memorial service to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of choice, or South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, Bracebridge. Expressions of condolence may be passed to Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 2B6 or on-line at

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