DODGE, John Irving
Peacefully on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute following complications from heart surgery. He had just turned 92. He was born in Ashdale Village, Nova Scotia to the late Blanche (nee Parker) and the late Earle Dodge and remained a Nova Scotian always. Beloved husband of the late Helena (nee Morrow). Loving father of Holly (Paul) McNally of Sidney, BC and Dan (Penny) of Ottawa. Dear grandfather of Jennifer (Kyle), Sarah, Tory (David), Emily, Michael, Laura and Melissa. Proud great-grandfather of Jane, Alexander, Noah, Jasper and Harriet. Cherished brother of Muriel Mills (George) of Moncton, New Brunswick, sister-in-law Elsie of Windsor, Nova Scotia and sister-in-law Ruby of Bedford, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by dear brothers and sisters Cecil, Winnifred Ervin, Amy Steves, Robie and Howard. He will be fondly remembered by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, neighbours and friends. John served as a radar operator on a Corvette in the Canadian Navy during World War II. He spent his working years in Belleville, Ontario with Northern Telecom as an Engineering Technician. He retired to Ottawa with Helena in the '80s. John was an active volunteer, both as a boy scout leader and organizer in Belleville and as a technical support aid for the CNIB in Ottawa. He loved golf, new cars, gardening and his many Apple and Blackberry gadgets. A very special thanks to his niece Linda Ervin for officiating at his service and also that of his late wife Helena in November 2010. Friends and family are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 with Memorial Service in the chapel to follow at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Funeral Home

Hulse, Playfair, & McGarry Central Chapel
315 McLeod Street Ottawa, ON K2P 1A2
(613) 233-1143

Published in The Ottawa Citizen from July 19 to July 22, 2014