July 29, 2015
OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICESVelma Hummell
Velma Hummell (nee Elser), a resident of Dundas Manor Nursing Home in Winchester for the past five and a half years, passed away there peacefully on Sun., July 19, 2015, surrounded by family. She was 80.
She was born in Ottawa on March 15, 1935 to her parents, William and Irene Elser (nee Stephens).
She was a kind, generous, loving, considerate, selfless, nurturing, and thoughtful person. All of these traits meant that Velma’s door was always open, and she welcomed everyone into her home no matter what time of day or night, whether they needed a delicious home cooked meal, a place to stay, or some advice. No one was ever judged, and everyone was always accepted.
She always enjoyed a good game of cards, board games with her grandchildren, and Bingo with her friends. She was always involved when there were people around. She always wanted to be part of the fun.
Velma also loved to cook. Her family will forever cherish her delicious meals and desserts. Velma also canned and preserved many items from her own garden. Dill pickles, icicle pickles, relish, tomatoes, and freezer jam, just to name a few. The cellar and freezer were always full.
She was a strong and determined woman who always put her family and friends first. She didn’t always think that she had given her family enough, but that’s not true at all. She gave her family more than they could have ever asked for or imagined. She gave them strength, courage, acceptance, warmth, and most of all, unconditional love. She created a family that will always be exactly that: a family. A family that accepts no matter the circumstances, a family that will always be together, a family that supports one another in all that they do, a family. Velma taught her family all that they need to know to survive, and in their eyes she was and always will be perfect.
Velma is survived by her children, Steven Sheldrick (Shirley Kerr) of Mississauga, and Debbie Linton (Oswald) of Chesterville; her grandchildren, Mary McComb (Mark), Elissa Gadsby (Ian), Christena Harrow (Justin), and Brenda McGuey (Jaime); and her great-grandchildren, Blythe, Ella, Addison, Ben, and Brayden. She was predeceased by her husband, Mack Hummell, and her brothers, Allen and Charles Elser. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Chesterville on Wed., July 22 from 10 to 11 am. A graveside interment service was held at Grantley Cemetery immediately following the visitation with Rev. Joyce Trask officiating. The pallbearers were grandchildren Mary, Mark, Elissa, Ian, Christena, and Justin, and great-grandchildren Blythe, Ella, Addison, and Ben. A reception followed at Chesterville’s Royal Canadian Legion.
Donations to the Dundas Manor Activity Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at
J. Lynden McEwen
Heather Crest Farm
March 25, 1931 - July 26, 2015
John Lynden McEwen of Metcalfe passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Ottawa Heart Institute, on Sun., July 26, 2015. He was 84.
He was the beloved husband for 52 years of Marion Megill. He was the cherished father of George, Hugh (Cheryl Cooper), and Anne (David Rubinoff) McEwen. He was the adoring “Pap” to Kate and Stuart McEwen, and Rebecca and Sarah Rubinoff. He was the loving brother of Dr. Dean (Lynn) MacEwen of New Castle, Del., and brother-in-law of Stephanie (Doug) Fox of Oakville. He was the dearly loved Uncle Lynden to Kathy (Charles) Potter, Jane (Rick) Barton, Nancy (Larry) Hartigan, David (Jenny) and John (Elise) MacEwen, and Tim and Katie Fox. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Katie McEwen; infant brother Russell; and sister-in-law Sally Megill.
He was the proud fourth-generation owner of Heather Crest Dairy Farm est. 1830, Lot 35 Con. 9, Metcalfe. He was a faithful member of Kenmore United Church.
Special thanks to the medical team at the Ottawa Heart Institute and Dr. Archibald.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank St. (between Scrivens Dr. and Metcalfe corner) on Fri., July 31 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, 3302 York’s Corners Rd. in Kenmore, on Sat., Aug. 1 at 11 am.
Donations may be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute or St. Paul’s United Church in Kenmore.