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Passed away on September 14, 2013. Born in Ottawa on June 5, 1931. Predeceased by parents Kitty and Jack MacDonell and siblings June Ross and Jack and Bud MacDonell. Loving widow of Captain Andy Dupont OFD. Also predeceased by infant daughter Tracy Ann, in 1961 and daughter Colleen, in 2010. Mother of Michael Hannas, Alyson Hannas, Tony Hannas (Susan Muir) and Paul Hannas (Kathleen Hamilton). Grandmother to Dylan, Ella, Piper, Georgi and Tabitha. Will be remembered for her friendship by niece Katherine Pauch. Graduated from Notre Dame Convent, Ottawa, and Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing, Kingston, Ontario. Served as Nursing Sister RCAF during the early years of the Cold War in Canada and France, then as a civilian nurse at NDMC Ottawa. Continued to nurse, until retirement, in 1996 in the Ottawa Hospitals, mostly at CHEO. Sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses at Elisabeth Bruyere for their excellent care. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road) on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 1-5 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church, 1135 March Road on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11a.m. Please, no flowers. If you wish please give donations to the Ottawa Humane Society, The Shepherds of Good Hope or World Vision. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at

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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2013.
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September 21, 2013
Sybil will truly be missed in our Writing for Enjoyment Group. She was a passionate writer and an enthusiastic participant. Over the many years that she attended, her stories and poems touched us in various ways, most often with a lesson to be learned or a chuckle to be had.

She made many friends in the group and gained the respect and admiration of everyone - not only with her diverse literary talents but with her insightfulness into life and the way she lived it.

We have lost a very special colleague. We will always remember Sybil with fond memories.
Beth Beasley
September 20, 2013
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom.
Sybil was a wonderful competent pediatric nurse - an incredible role model for novice nurses. She was a lady with such common sense and wisdom.
She was a faithful friend.
You were a class act Sybil- you will be missed.
Marion Rattray
September 19, 2013
I was shocked to learn of Sybil's passing. I knew her from her days at 2W and 4W in Europe in the 1950s and '60s. She was a lovely lady. We were in contact a few yrs. ago We are both very proud of our children and grandchildren, so we had some lengthy long-distance phone conversations. My husband Don and I send you our sincere sympathy. Connie Enman, Halifax
September 19, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with all your family. I worked with your mother for many years at CHEO. She was a wonderful person and a great nurse.
Mary Duggan
September 19, 2013
Brian & Wendy O'Leary
September 19, 2013
Our condolences to the families. We know our time is limited, but it is extra hard losing a Mom. Our thoughts are with you.
Dave & Debra Corkery
September 18, 2013
Sarah Hutchings
September 18, 2013
To Micheal, Alison, Tony and Paul,

I hope you are doing the best you can during this difficult time.

Your Mom's hospitality and wisdom is something that comes to my mind often which I was lucky to have experienced and which I will always be grateful for.

Sincerely, Kurtis Hannas
Kurtis Hannas
September 17, 2013
Ella Dembo
September 17, 2013
Alyson Hannas
September 16, 2013
To Alyson, Michael, Tony and Paul:

I will miss receiving letters from your Mom. She was a wonderful letter writer.
Our prayers are with you all.
Aunt Dorothy and Family
September 16, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go to your family. Your mother and grandmother was a wonderful, caring and pragmatic person. She taught me a lot as a young nurse starting out. She will be missed by all.

With great respect,
Sharon McCloskey
Sharon McCloskey
September 16, 2013
To Sybil's Family,

My thoughts go out to you during these difficult times. I worked for several ywears with your mother many years ago on 6 West. She was a wonder lady and a great nurse.

Marc Tessier,RN
(I'm the one who drew her caricature.)
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