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Margaret Lee Kinsman - 2019

KINSMAN, Margaret Lee
(nee Rigby)
On Saturday morning Lee passed away suddenly and peacefully. Lee is mourned by her brother Bill, her son Bruce, her daughter-in-law Wendy and her cherished granddaughter Kloe. She was predeceased by her loving husband of fifty years, Bill. After a thirty-year career as a diplomatic spouse Lee taught and coordinated Carleton University's English as a Second Language program, she also represented her colleagues as union president. Visitation to be held at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Saturday February 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service at 1 p.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at


Anne Kinsman - 2014

KINSMAN, Anne (Daughter of Lee Kinsman and the late Bill Kinsman)
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Anne Kinsman, who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on February 25, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Anne is survived by her mother Lee; her brother Bruce; her sister-in-law Wendy; her niece Kloe and her Uncle Bill. She was a highly respected and much liked intellectual property lawyer and senior partner at the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais. Serving as a gifted mentor, a driven leader, and a valued compatriot Anne will be sorely missed by her colleagues and friends at the firm. Anne was passionate about her work, and enjoyed travelling, wilderness canoeing, flying, and being with family and friends. A devoted daughter and sister and a loyal friend to many people, Anne was especially known for her great generosity, wit, and keen intellect. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. A Service Celebrating Anne's life will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 347 Richmond Road on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. In
lieu of flowers, donation details available
at annekinsmandonations/

Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Feb. 27, 2014

Bill Kinsman - 2010

  KINSMAN, William Charles (1936 - 2010) On Thursday evening 15 April 2010 after a short illness. Bill's greatest joy was his family, and he is deeply mourned by Lee, his beloved wife of 50 years, his children Anne and Bruce (Wendy), his cherished granddaughter Klo�, and his brother-in-law Bill Rigby. Bill is also survived by his brother Bob and sister Janice in Dartmouth, N.S. Bill retired from the Department of External Affairs after 39 years of public service. Trained as an electronics technician, his career allowed him to travel the world, including postings to Germany, Belgium, Japan and Czechoslovakia. In retirement, he enjoyed cooking, diving, lunch with his friends, cruises to exotic locales and tinkering in his workshop. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt), Ottawa on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to a children's charity would be appreciated by the family. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at

Bill is also remembered with great respect by his colleagues within the international technical security intelligence community where he quietly made many significant contributions.


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