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Saturday January 9, 2010

ROBERT STEWART HYNDMAN JUNE 28, 1915 NOVEMBER 29, 2009 In Old Chelsea, Quebec, still painting the Gatineau Hills he loved. Robert lived a full, rich life. Deeply missed by his brother James E. (Ruth) of Bradenton Florida, his daughters Margot Mann (Stephen Colwill) and Br yd ie Hy nd ma n (A rt hu r Ladouceur); grandsons Jeremy Mann (Amanda Aizlewood), Jeffrey Botte (Sandy Carkner), and his great-grandchildren Thomas, Simon and Hanna. Fondly remembered by nephews Lou (Mar y) Hyndman of Edmonton, Michael (Monica) Belcourt of Toronto, niece Susan (Jack) McDonald of Ar va and their children; also the late Peter (Maureen) Hyndman of Vancouver. Predeceased by his father the Hon. J.D. Hyndman, mother Ethel M. Davies and siblings Louis D. (Muriel), Dodie (Vic Belcourt) and Cecil C. (Adele). Ro bert was a distinguished portrait painter, landscape artist and teacher whose contributions to Canadian art spanned more than seven decades. He served Canada as an RCAF Spitfire pilot during WWII, and was appointed an Official War Artist in 1944. He created numerous paintings during the war, many of which remain part of the Canadian War Museum's permanent collection. During his years in Ottawa and Old Chelsea, Ro bert painted many Canadians from all walks of life. His landscape work reflecte d a deep love of the natural world; the colours and shapes that define its beauty. He also loved to chronicle the streetscapes of everyday life in Ottawa and Hull. Robert was, for many years, a mentor to others in his teaching role at the Ottawa School of Art. On the 65th anniversary of D-Day, at a Ceremony of Remembrance in the Senate Chamber, the Hon. Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, paid tribute to war artists with these words: 'What each of you achieved on the artist's canvas is more profound and more power ful than any words can express.' A Memorial Service to honour Robert and celebrate his life will be held at The Church of St. Bartholomew, 125 MacKay Street (at Queen Victoria Street), Ottawa; Friday, Januar y 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Reception to follow. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Robert Hyndman Drawing & Painting Scholarship, Ottawa School of Art, 35 George St., Ottawa ON K1N 8W5 Tel: 613.241.7471 or to the Wakefield Memorial Hospital, 101 ch Burnside, Wakefield QC J0X 3G0, Tel: 819.459.1112. Condolences/ donations at: mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143

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