From: Dick Logan <>
Date: May 1, 2019 at 12:47:31 PM GMT-4
To: John Tooth <>
Subject: Alfred Dyer


This will let you know that Alfred Dyer, a Past President 


and over 50 year member of the Ottawa Philatelic Society


passed peacefully on April 28, 2019 -- five days shy of


his 96th birthday.




Friends are invited to the Central Chapel of


Hulse Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street


on Friday, May 3, 2019  from 6-8pm.


Internment to follow.




Best Regards










Jerry Olesnyckyj

(October 10, 1939 - August 7, 2018)


It is with sadness that we hear of Jerry O's passing. Dick Logan wrote the following for Jerry.


Jerry started collecting early in life and as a young man worked for Richard and Bill Maresch. He had a vast knowledge of worldwide stamps but specialized in used Ukraine, Western Ukraine, Russia, Poland and British Colonies in the Pacific.


For many years he would buy world collections, then transport them to a partner in the United States who would parcel them in lots which Jerry would sell at various stamp clubs in Florida during the winter months. Jerry was a dedicated family man and spent countless hours helping his children and grandchildren.


Eric Jarvlepp



Eric Jarvlepp has passed away in early July from a blood infection MDS at age 93. He was a long time member of the Ottawa Philatelic Society. For his obituary please consult the Ottawa Citizen or google his name.








Passing of Jim Brennan

Anna Brennan has informed us that her husband, Jim Brennan, passed away on April 7. Jim was a long-time stamp collector and member of OPS.

There will be a visitation at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry (on McCloud Street) on Tuesday, April 10th from 6 pm to 9 pm. A service will be held at St. Patrick’s Basilica, Kent Street, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 11th.





In Loving Memory


Jack Gray


Dec 1927Feb 2017


Long Time member of OPS

President of OPS 2006-2008         

Thought I would pass along a very sad email I received tonight  regarding the passing of our late friend Jack Gray.  Jack moved down to Port Hope in the summer of 2013, so he did not have much time to enjoy the beautiful town of Port Hope.


Our Condolences to his wife and children and their families.


He was a big part of OPS stamp club in so many ways through the years. Including President of OPS 2006-2008

 From his obituary:

"In his spare time, Jack was an avid collector, most notably of books and stamps.  He considered himself a lucky man to have spent a long and happy life doing what he loved. In accordance with his wishes, there will not be a funeral; a few gatherings of friends to raise a toast and share a tale will be organized over the coming months."


To link to his obituary, click here







 February 8th 2017

It is with great sadness that I must pass on  the news of the passing of our friend, Yvon Richard.

Loving companion to our friend Nicole Lacourse, he will be greatly missed.


Our Condolences to Nicole and both their families.


He was a big part of OPS and APO stamp clubs in so many ways. At OPS he was always helping where needed, with auctions and our occasional potluck dinner meetings

Yvon was also a valued member of the ORAPEX Committee and a great help over many years . With his work at ORAPEX with the physical organization of the frames and the exhibits, as well as many other tasks for which he always seemed to be available.  

Yvon's funeral will take place on Saturday, February 25th at 10:00 hours   Visitation from 9:30

at La Cooperative Funeraire de l'Outaouais, 1369 boulevard de La Verendrye

Gatineau, QC,  J8T 8K2, 819-568-2425.


Take Highway 50 and get off at La Verendrye 

and it's on your left at the next traffic light.





David Addison

former long time member of OPS passed away on December 8, 2016


Family, friends and former colleagues are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod St, (at O'Connor) on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. Words of Remembrance at 2:00 p.m. - See more at:   obituaries/ottawacitizen




Claude Séguin

Passed away on March 8, 2016. He was 69  years old.
A Celebration of life will be held MONDAY MARCH 21, 2016 at 2pm
at La Coopérative funéraire de l’Outaouais, 95 Cité des Jeunes, in Gatineau, QC
Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society on his behalf.




Died accidentally on October 6th, 2015, at the age of 73. Mr. Peter Charles Johnston, son of late Mary and Robert Johnston. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he lived in Québec City.

Family members will greet parents and friends at Quebec Yacht Club, 1225, Champlain Blvd, Québec, on Saturday, October 17th at 13:00 p.m. for condolences

 and the celebration will be held at 2:30 p.m.

He leaves to mourn his sons : Philippe (Renée) and Marc Johnston; his grandchildren: Brielle, Abby and Raphael Johnston; his brother Larry (Mary) Johnston and many other friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family members would appreciate donations be made in Peter’s memory, to the Canadian Kindney Foundation, 2300 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montréal, Qc H3H 2R5. Tel.: 514 938-4515.


Sept. 26,1938-Sept. 2, 2015


Click on picture to get linked to Obituaries at Tubman Funeral Homes website


The Celebration of Life was on Saturday, September 26th (which would have been his 77th birthday) at 2:00 p.m. at Bells Corners United Church.

Eric Best Manchee


Philatelist, geophysicist, sailor, humorist. Born on Oct. 16, 1918, in Toronto; died on March 5, 2015, in Ottawa, of natural causes, aged 96


Click on picture to go to the Globe and Mail article, written by his daughter, Janice Manchee.


TILLEY, Harold

1923 - 2013

Member of Royal CanadianNavy/Canadian Forces 1941-80



 (From the Ottawa Citizen)

Peacefully on Thursday, June 27 at his residence. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Jean (nee Coffin). Loved father of Richard (Laudy), Halifax; Stewart (Linda), Toronto and Patrick (Trish), Ottawa; Barbara, Edmonton and grandfather of seven wonderful grandchildren. Survived by brother Donald, Kingston; sisters Joyce, Maine and Jennifer, Calgary. Harold was born in New York City to Arthur and Mary (Nee Fortier) Tilley, raised in Mahwah, New Jersey, attended Lakefield College School (1936-41) and Royal Naval College Dartmouth in 1941/42. During World War II he served in HMS Anson, HMS Melbreak, and HMCS Huron. He was navigation Officer for 262nd Flotilla LCI(L)s at DDAY landing in Berniere- sur-Mer. His post-war at sea service was in HMCS Charlottetown (XO), Antigonish (XO), Crescent, Nootka (Korean War), Jonquiere (CO) and Saguenay (CO), as Captain Sea Training Atlantic, and as Commander Seventh Escort Squadron. Numerous staff and training positions in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto and London, England. Attended Imperial Defence College, London and commanded CFB Cornwallis. An accomplished sportsman, he was Commodore of the Canadian forces Sailing Association (Ottawa), President of the Canadian Forces Ski Club (Ottawa) and a member of several tennis clubs. After retirement he continued a lifetime of community service at St Thomas the Apostle Church (Alta Vista), and as a member of the Naval Officers Association of Canada. He was a long-time member at both Camp Fortune and the Highlands Golf Club. A keen philatelist, he was an active member of several Ottawa stamp clubs. "The family would like to thank Dr. Coulombe and her palliative care team for all their assistance during the last two months." Funeral Service will be held in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2345 Alta Vista Dr. on Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.



Remembering Joseph "Jim" Kraemer...

Passed away peacefully in the company of his beloved wife of 69 years, Fern Viola (nee Weppler) at the Ravines Retirement Home in Ottawa on Saturday, June 30th, 2012. Born November 11th, 1918, Jim was the proud father of James (Phyllis), Vaughn (Jamie) and Darrell as well a loving Poppa to Jameson and Pop to Jason and Brianna. The eldest of eleven siblings, he is survived by his two sisters, Elizabeth and Mary Ann as well as his brother Hugh.


Jim's life-long passion for collecting stamps led to his interest in researching and publishing the postal history of many Ontario communities before he was appointed as the Founding Director of Canada's National Postal Museum (1971 to 1981). He served as President of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (1985-1990). He was proud to be a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and the British North American Philatelic Societies.


Most recently, following upon years of detailed genealogical research, Jim printed a comprehensive history of the Kraemer family dating back to 1625. Jim will be fondly remembered for the times he shared with family and friends at home and at the summer cottage he helped to build at Sauble Beach. He was a long serving member of Saint Augustine's Parish in Ottawa.


Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home 2313 Carling Avenue, Ottawa (west of Carlingwood) on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the Henry Walser Funeral Home 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener on Saturday after 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers in memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice appreciated. (Ottawa Citizen)

 The Magical Eye of Michael Scoles... 

Hello fellow OPS Members,


Sadly, Michael Scoles, a vibrant and active member of the Ottawa Philatelic Society passed away unexpectedly last week.


Michael had been a member of the OPS for the past several years and while generally quiet in nature, expressed a joyous personality and passion for both the hobby and the friends that he found within it. Via the OPS contact forum, Michael's family have extended a sincere thanks towards the support shown from within the OPS towards Michael's philatelic pursuits and the comfort he embraced on Thursday evenings.


Within the OPS, Michael had made efforts to formally establish a Canadian Study Group and had served to lead those discussions on several occasions. His specialized area of interest - the Admiral series - rewarded Michael with a Court of Honour distinction at the BNAPEX show last September in North Bay. As a result of his studies, several catalogue changes are slated for the early Admiral issues. In partnership with several of our current OPS members and the ongoing support of BNAPS it is hoped that Michael's magical eye for shades and details will continue toward publication. His friendship and place at our table will be sadly missed. A note on behalf of the OPS membership has been forwarded to Michael's family.


A wake service will be held on Monday May 28th followed by a funeral service on May 29th.

 Farewell Old Friend....

HUTCHINSON, Dr. Robert David

Peacefully on April 20, 2012, in his 88th year in Ottawa surrounded by family members.

Predeceased by his wife, Jo Hutchinson (nee Reade). Oldest son of the late Ada (Armitage) and William Hutchinson. Proud brother of Richard (Beryl) Hutchinson of Forest, Ontario. Predeceased by brother Ted and sister Jean. Cherished Father, with the late Jeane (nee Bryson), of David (Louise) Hutchinson, Richard (Julia) Hutchinson of Sydney, Australia, Patty (John) Scrivens of Ottawa and Margot (Bud) Jorgensen of Alliston Ontario. Loving and proud Grandfather to Bob (Elizabeth), Chris (Rocio), Stefani, and David of Ottawa., Mark (Sophie), Timothy (predeceased), James, Georgina, Sophie, Alexandra (Michael), Andrew, Charles, Holly, Katie, Sophie all of Sydney and Grand Bob to Katie and Benjamin of Ottawa. Great Grandfather to Charlotte, Heidi, Isabella, Daniel, Ayla and Maia. Lovingly remembered by his brother's children, Sue, Lee, Cindy and Carla, their partners and children, and by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, step-children, step- grandchildren, friend and sister-in-law Nancy Hooper, and so many dear friends.


Well remembered as a respected professional geologist with an international career in business and government. Dr. Hutchinson was instrumental in establishing the geological proof of continental drift theory. In his commercial career he led the discovery team at the Ok Tedi copper gold deposit, one of richest in the world. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and his doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin. A keen golfer and Life Member of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club he was also a highly regarded stamp collector and is fondly remembered by family and friends for his enjoyment of golf, bridge and cottage at Grand Lake. A memorial service will be held at the Church of St. Bartholomew, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa, on May 3 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow service. A private family interment will take place prior to the service. Contributions of indigenous living flowers or plants or donations to a charity of your choice are graciously accepted.



GODDING, Reginald Cecil "Reg"

1920 - 2011

 (From the Ottawa Citizen)

P. Eng Royal Canadian Navy WWII Veteran Peacefully, at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, on Thursday, January 20, 2011 in his 91st year. Son of the late Cecil and Constance Godding and brother to the late Bert Godding. Husband of Mona (nee Bent), 65 years married, father of Julia (Patrick) Demerse, Pat Connolly of Calgary, and Stephen (Katherine) Godding. Grandfather to Clare Demerse (Chris Coughtrey) and Chris Demerse (Silvia Grandi), Mark and Laura Connolly, and Sarah and Myles Godding. Reg is survived by his brothers Cliff and Harold and sisters Connie and Phyllis. A lifelong Ottawa resident, Reg was a passionate and brilliant man who had many talents and interests. Some of the organizations that stood out were the YMCA, Camp Fortune even before tow lifts, the Royal Canadian Navy, and stamp collecting clubs, especially helping young people get started through ORAPEX. Reg was an active founding member of the City View Community Association and a long time badminton player. His interests were wide, from world travel and home renovations to gardening. His artistic endeavours ranged from constructing a stone wall to designing stained glass and finally taking up pottery at age 90. He had a long career as an Engineer with the City of Ottawa (RMOC) water works department. A celebration of Reg's life will be held on Wednesday, January 26th at McEvoy- Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road. Visitation will be at 1p.m. with a memorial service at 2 p.m. and reception to follow. Donations in his memory can be made to the Ottawa YMCA/YWCA or The Ottawa Humane Society. Online guest book at: .