(John) Earl Mather


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In Loving Memory

Mather, John EarlAt home with his loving wife by his side on Monday, October 28, 2019, Earl Mather of Ottawa at the age of 95.  Beloved husband for 65 years to Audrey (Clingin). Loving father of Cheryl (Darwin) Foster, Paul (Robin), and Karen (Frank) Westerlaken. Will be missed by his grandchildren: Scott (Ashley), D’arcy (Alexandra), Travis (Isabel) Foster; Sydney, Erin, Kieran Mather; and Shawn (Courtney), Lauren Westerlaken.  Great Grandfather to Abram and Daxton (Scott and Ashley).  Predeceased by siblings Lyall, Glen, Ellis and Muriel Somerville. Earl and Audrey have lived in Elmvale Acres for 64 years, the last 6 of which were at the Perley Rideau Apartments.  They were founding members of Emmanuel United Church. Earl retired in 1988 after 40 years with Metropolitan Life and was recognized as a Life Member of the Institute of Power Engineers (IPE). Friends are invited to visit at Lupton Hall in the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre, 1750 Russell Rd, Ottawa on Friday, November 1, after 1 pm until the time of service at 2 p.m.  Reception to follow. Earl will be interred in Middleville Greenwood Cemetery at a private service. For those wishing, in memoriam donations to Alzheimer Society Canada, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.  

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Perley & Rideau Veterans Health Centre

    Event Times:

    01-Nov-2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Funeral Service

    Perley & Rideau Veterans Health Centre

    Event Times:

    01-Nov-2019 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Reception

    Perley & Rideau Veterans Health Centre

    Event Times:

    01-Nov-2019 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Patty and Frank Kavcic | 02-Nov-2019

Thinking of you Audrey as you mourn the loss of Earl. May all the many wonderful memories sustain you during this time. Blessings of comfort are sent your way. Patty

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Posted by Harry and Barbara Catterall | 01-Nov-2019

We were so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. Harry has many, many happy memories of all the years that he and Earl worked together. Also we remember the good times when we went out with Audrey and Earl to social events over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Audrey and the family at this sad time.

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