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"EBB" 2006 Obituary


EBBELS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-15 published
EBBELS, William D. " Bill"
Died peacefully, surrounded by family, on April 13, 2006 in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, where he was a long time resident. Bill was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on July 20, 1922, son of Harold Amory EBBELS, K.C. and Innis Colton EBBELS. He graduated from City Park Collegiate prior to attending the University of Saskatchewan. His studies were then interrupted by the war. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and served as a Gunnary and Navigation Officer, the latter on the minesweeper H.M.C.S. Canso, the lone Canadian ship with a British flotilla in the Normandy Invasion. During his leave to Canada after D-Day, he married Irma Ruth HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON on September 16, 1943 in Montreal. He returned to Europe and was subsequently discharged in 1946. Bill's completion of his Bachelor of Commerce at U of S in April 1947 competed with the birth of their first child, Harold DENNIS. After graduation Bill joined the Regina investment firm of Houston and Willoughby where he spent his entire career, becoming the Executive Vice President and General Secretary where he was also involved in the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. The firm went through various mergers eventually ending up as part of RBC Dominion Securities. Bill retired in 1988. Bill was engaged in the community affairs and business of Regina all his life. He was a director of numerous community organizations and was a long-standing member of the Regina Kinsmen club, serving as President in 1967. He served on the Board of the Regina Exhibition, including a term as President. Bill was on the Senate of the University of Saskatchewan and active in the alumni association. As the first Chairman of the Regina Leader-Post Carrier Foundation, he encouraged carriers to go on to higher education. He was on the Board of the Canadian Scholarship Trust Fund. Throughout his life Bill was an avid and accomplished athlete. He was on the U of S Varsity basketball, hockey, lacrosse and tennis teams, with tennis the focal point and love of his sporting life. Starting in 1948 he was an eight-time Saskatchewan Open Singles champion and runner-up seven times. At age 45 he won his last title in 1967, also winning the veterans singles championship - the only person to win both in the same year. A great thrill was representing Saskatchewan in the first Canada Summer Games in Halifax in 1967, where he was the oldest competitor at 49. As a renowned builder of the game in Saskatchewan he undertook countless administrative and instructional roles including President of both the Regina Tennis Club and the S.L.T.A., for several terms each. Bill was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1976. Bill cherished his family time during the many summers at Lumsden Beach, at the condo in Manzanillo, Mexico, on the countless camping trips stuffed into the family station wagon, and on the tennis courts with his kids or crisscrossing Western Canada to tennis tournaments -- both his and the kids. Bill had a wonderful sense of humour and was always quick with a laugh. He loved singing, doing the ol'soft shoe, and was full of life and vigor in everything he did. Besides Ruth, his remarkable wife of 62 years, Bill is survived by his children: Hal (Donna and Tannis, Rob) of Calgary, Jim (Bonnie and Alecia) of Calgary, Jack (Pat and Calen) of Victoria, Bill (Sheila and Kelly, Lendon, Will) of New Jersey, Virginia (Tim COSBEY and David) of Gabriola Island and Andrea (Callum HILL) of Vancouver. Bill was predeceased by his brother Jack (Lois and Tim, Susan) of Calgary. Ruth wishes to express her heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre where Bill had been a resident for the last thirteen years. Bill has been blessed with the finest Friends possible, all of who have provided extraordinary support through these last difficult years. Funeral services will be held at Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Ave., Regina, 306-586-7844, on Monday, April 17, 2006, at 2: 00 p.m. with reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Nursing Unit 3-5, 2180 23rd Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A5 or The Lakeshore Tennis Club, P.O. Box 293, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 3A1. An on-line book of condolence may be signed at

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EBBS 2006-10-20 published
EBBS, Aletta (née TRIPP)
In London, Ontario on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at the age of 95 years. Aletta EBBS (née TRIPP,) beloved wife of the late Hillard EBBS. Loving mother of Catherine MUTCH (Douglas) of London, Ontario. Cherished Nana of Scott (Cindy) of Miami Lakes, Florida, Stuart (Erin) of London, Ontario and Keith of London, Ontario and Great-Nana of Sophie Isabelle MUTCH. Dear sister of Isobel PERRAULT and Thelma BRADLEY. Also survived by her sister-in-laws Ruth TRIPP and Marion TRIPP. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Robert TRIPP and Sam TRIPP and her sisters Eileen BRADLEY and Lila POOLE. The family wishes to thank the staff of Longworth Long Term Care for their compassion and care. Friends may call at the Tubman Funeral Homes Garden Chapel, 3440 Richmond Rd. (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd), Nepean on Sunday, October 22, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Tributes, condolences or donations may be made at

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