RIP: McCarthy, Whittaker

McCARTHY, Grant Francis

At Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Grant McCarthy formerly of Chalk River at the age of 90 years. Beloved husband of Maureen McCarthy (nee: Dignan). McCarthy, GrantLoving father of Teresa Smith and her husband Kevin of Ottawa, Jeremiah McCarthy of Chalk River and Frances McCarthy of Chalk River, Monica Kiss and her husband Tim of Hamilton and Sean McCarthy and his wife Micheline of Marathon. Cherished grandfather of Grant Smith, Fionn and Seamus McCarthy. Dear brother of a sister Angie Regnaud of California. Predeceased by brothers Emerson, Parnell, Luke and Monty McCarthy and sisters Viola Drape, Noreena Leeder, Louella Surtess, Genevive Baron and Gwen (Dot) Smith. Also survived by two sisters-in-law Teresa Cotter and Frances Dignan. As per Grant’s request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony Catholic Church, Chalk River on Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 am. Interment of cremated remains will be in St. Anthony Parish Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley would be gratefully appreciated.

WHITTAKER, Jean Isobel

At Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Isobel Whittaker (nee: Henderson) at the age of 102 years. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Whittaker. Loving Whittaker, Isobelmother of Anne Hierlihy and her husband Rob of Deep River and Drew Whittaker and his wife Estelle of Kingston. Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother the late Armour Henderson. Also survived by a sister-in-law Marion Henderson of Ottawa. As per Isobel’s request, cremation has taken place. In memorium donations to the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation or Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.

IF ROSES GROW IN HEAVEN

If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for us,
Place them in our Mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from us.

Tell her we love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile.

Because remembering her is easy,
We do it every day,
but there’s an ache within our hearts
that will never go away.