Karl collected stamps from childhood. In his early teens he belonged to the     Nepean Library Club, later joined the R.    A. Centre Club and then in the 1990s joined the OPS. He married and moved to Cornwall because of his job.  He bought and sold stamps online for many years and when he returned to Ottawa and was well enough, he rejoined the OPS. Although legally blind, he used a magnifying app on his cell phone and as his mother said, “It is quite mind boggling and yet he knew where everything was in the collection”. Karl was an active member of the Ottawa Philatelic Society. Despite his difficulties with mobility and vision, he rarely missed a meeting and was a regular at other stamp events in Ottawa. Karl’s extensive collection has been donated to the OPS and the sale will be handled by Sparks Auctions. Karl is sadly missed by his mother, Irene Lefebvre, brother Eric, niece Danielle and nephew Connor, and by his many friends and acquaintances in the Ottawa philatelic community.




Gordon Richardson 

1945 – 2022 


Gordon Cameron RichardsonGordon passed away peacefully on August 10, one day shy of celebrating 50 years of marriage with his wife Judith Ann. Born in Brandon Manitoba, Gordon's Christian upbringing was the driving force of his life. He served in various roles over many years at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Ottawa. He obtained a degree in agriculture from the University of Manitoba and a master's in agroeconomics from the University of Guelph. He worked for Agriculture Canada for 37 years, starting as a food inspector and ultimately playing a key role in the creation of Canada's food export service. Through work, he travelled the world and had the opportunity to live with his family in Mexico City, and with Judy in Singapore. Gord was an avid philatelist and had a fine collection of early Manitoba postmarks. He was a member of the RA Stamp Club and the OPS, and was an active supporter of ORAPEX. 


Tom Meyerhof 

1948 - 2022 


Thomas Paul MeyerhofPassed away after a full life. Born in London, England, he was the oldest son of Elisabeth Meyerhof and G. Geoffrey Meyerhof. At age five, Tom came to Canada with his parents and his brother to settle first in Montreal and two years later in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he grew up. He attended Dalhousie University, obtaining a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemistry, the subject that had fascinated him since childhood. While in a doctorate program at McMaster University in Hamilton, he met the love of his life, Dorothy Ostrom, in 1971. They were happily married for 48 years, living first in Toronto and then in Ottawa. Tom spent most of his career as an analytical chemist for the Dept. of National Defence. 

Tom and Dorothy lived happily in the Honey Gables neighbourhood of Gloucester Ontario for over 40 years. He also enjoyed gardening and improving his home. Tom was predeceased by Dorothy in late 2021. He is survived by his brother Peter Meyerhof, his sister-in-law Mary Anne, and his nephew Geoffrey all living in California.  

Tom was an avid philatelist and became an authority on the early postage of Canada.  a.  He was a member of the Ottawa Philatelic Society for many years, most recently serving as the Chair of the Canada Study Group.  Tom was also a respected member of BNAPS, where he was a regular contributor to their society’s magazine.