RIP: Brennan, Goodale


At the Deep River and District Hospital on Friday, April 21, 2017. Phil Brennan age 92 years. Beloved husband of the late Clare Brennan (nee: Guilfoyle). Loving father of Brennan, PhilCharlene Brennan and her husband Robert French of Deep River, Joan Brennan of Pickering, Bruce Brennan (Gina) of Kendal, Heather Wyatt (Jim) of New Glasgow, N.S., Daniel Brennan (Heather) of Osgoode and Keri Brennan (Ty Wooten) of Indianapolis. Cherished grandfather of Leigh Lothian (Mike), Ian Donnan, Emmitt Brennan, Brennan Wyatt, Jamieson Wyatt, Craig Brennan and Meredith Brennan and a great-grandfather of Declan Lothian. Dear brother of Ebby Brennan and Elva Morris both of Brennans Hill, Quebec, Shirley Daly of Gatineau, and Betty Carroll of Farrellton, Quebec. Predeceased by 3 brothers Walter, Jim and Daly Brennan and a sister Laura Cuddihey. Friends may call at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Deep River on Wednesday at 11:00 am. Interment will be in the Deep River Community Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the North Renfrew Long-Term Care Centre, Deep River would be gratefully appreciated.


Alison Goodale – December 1, 1941 – April 20, 2017

On April 20, 2017, we lost a beautiful and kind soul. Alison Goodale was a devoted family person and an active member of the Deep River community. Alison was born in England in Derby on December 1, 1941, and grew up with her two sisters Marilyn and Eleanor. Goodale, alisonAlison emigrated to Canada with her young family in 1968, and settled in the Ottawa Valley.

Alison eventually moved to Deep River, and became an active member of the community. Amongst many other things, she was involved in the Girl Guide movement, the local sports scene, and especially the Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club. In recent years, in her role as Commodore of the DRYTC, she loved to interact with the members and to foster the growth and success of the club.

Alison sailed to the Bahamas from Lake Ontario with her husband John, wintered in Destin, Florida, motorcycled, and had many other adventures. She enjoyed her grandchildren immensely, and was famous for making custom birthday cakes with them each year.

Alison was a sweet, caring person who always left the people she met better off. She was supportive, positive and quietly inspirational.

The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Tom Greenfield, his staff, and the staff at the Deep River and District Hospital for their excellent care of Alison.