Betty Ristow1,2

F, #31361
Father*Alexander S Ristow1 b. 18 Sep 1889, d. 23 Sep 1961
Mother*Elizabeth Lisk1 b. 13 Apr 1890, d. 23 Sep 1964
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited17 May 2016
     Betty Ristow was the daughter of Alexander S Ristow and Elizabeth Lisk.1
     In the obituary of Alexander Ristow which printed 25 September 1961, Alexander's daughter, Mrs Charles Byrne was listed as a survivor.3 In the obituary of Elizabeth Lisk which printed 23 September 1964, Elizabeth's daughter, Betty Byrne was listed as a survivor.4,5 In the obituary of Raymond Orville Ristow which printed 7 June 1977, Raymond's brother, Betty Ristow was listed as a survivor.6 In the obituary of Grace Ristow which printed 24 October 2002, Grace's sister, Betty Byrne was listed as a survivor.7 In the obituary of Dorothy Rheaume which printed 22 February 2003, Dorothy's sster, Betty Byrne was listed as a survivor.8 In the obituary of Kenneth Ristow which printed 24 October 2004, Kenneth's sister, Betty Byrne was listed as predeceased.9

Citations

  1. [S5523] Deaths - Ristow, Alexander, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 25 Sep 1961, Page 30, column 3, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 25 Sep 1961, Mon; Page 30, column 3
    Deaths
    Ristow, Alexander. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  2. [S5526] Deaths - Ristow, Raymond Orville, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 16 Jun 1977, Page 38, column 6, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 16 Jun 1977, Thu; Page 38, column 6
    Ristow, Raymond Orville

    Based upon the of listing, I assume the girls names establish their given names since their father's obituary only listed them by their husband's names.. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  3. [S5523] Ottawa Journal, 25 Sep 1961, Page 30, column 3, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 25 Sep 1961, Mon; Page 30, column 3
    Deaths
    Ristow, Alexander
    Note: Gary is listed as his son, but was actually his grandson, the son of Grace.
  4. [S570] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, online Canada Gravemarker Gallery, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangmg/ontario/eastont/… Alexander and Elizabeth Ristow. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Gravemarker Gallery.
  5. [S5530] Deaths - Ristow, Elizabeth, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 24 Sep 1964, Page 35, column 5, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 24 Sep 1964, Thu; Page 35, column 5
    Deaths - Ristow, Elizabeth
    Note: Gary is listed as her son, but was actually her grandson, the son of Grace. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  6. [S5526] Ottawa Journal, 16 Jun 1977, Page 38, column 6, Note: Gary is listed as a brother but was actually his nephew, the son of Grace. Gary was raised by his gramparents.
  7. [S6754] Grace Ristow, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Oct 24, 2002, viewed on-line, Grace Ristow. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Citizen.
  8. [S5528] Deaths - Rheaume, Dorothy, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Feb 21, 2003, Transcription is included at RHEAUME, Dorothy. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Citizen.
  9. [S5527] Deaths - Ristow, Kenneth G, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Oct 24, 2004, Transcription is included at Kenneth G. Ristow. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Citizen.

Kenneth Ristow1,2

M, #31363, b. 6 August 1924, d. 23 October 2004
Father*Alexander S Ristow2,1 b. 18 Sep 1889, d. 23 Sep 1961
Mother*Elizabeth Lisk2,1 b. 13 Apr 1890, d. 23 Sep 1964
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited27 Apr 2017
     Kenneth Ristow was born on 6 August 1924.2,3 He was the son of Alexander S Ristow and Elizabeth Lisk.2,1 Kenneth died on 23 October 2004 at Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, Carleton County, Ontario, CanadaG, at age 80.2,3 He was buried on 26 October 2004 at Pinecrest Cemetery - Section B, Nepean Twp., Ottawa West of the Rideau, Ontario, CanadaG.2,3

     He also went by the name of Ken.4 In the obituary of Alexander Ristow which printed 25 September 1961, Alexander's son, Kenneth Ristow was listed as a survivor.5 In the obituary of Elizabeth Lisk which printed 23 September 1964, Elizabeth's son, Ken Ristow was listed as a survivor.6,7 In the obituary of Raymond Orville Ristow which printed 7 June 1977, Raymond's brother, Kenneth Ristow was listed as a survivor.8 In the obituary of Grace Ristow which printed 24 October 2002, Grace's brother, Ken Ristow was listed as a survivor.9 In the obituary of Dorothy Rheaume which printed 22 February 2003, Dorothy's brother, Ken Ristow was listed as a survivor.10

Citations

  1. [S5523] Deaths - Ristow, Alexander, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 25 Sep 1961, Page 30, column 3, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 25 Sep 1961, Mon; Page 30, column 3
    Deaths
    Ristow, Alexander. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  2. [S570] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, online Canada Gravemarker Gallery, Kenneth and Grace Ristow
    Transcription:
    RISTOW
    Kenneth     1924-2004
    Grace     1916-2002
    Beloved Son and Daughter of Alex and Lizzy. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Gravemarker Gallery.
  3. [S5527] Deaths - Ristow, Kenneth G, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Oct 24, 2004, Published in the Ottawa Citizen, 24 Oct 2004 and transcription is included at http://www.federationgenealogie.qc.ca/avisdeces/avis/pdf
    Kenneth G. RISTOW. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Citizen.
  4. [S5528] Deaths - Rheaume, Dorothy, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Feb 21, 2003, Published in the Ottawa Citizen, 21 Feb 2003 and transcription is included at RRHEAUME, Dorothy. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Citizen.
  5. [S5523] Ottawa Journal, 25 Sep 1961, Page 30, column 3, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 25 Sep 1961, Mon; Page 30, column 3
    Deaths
    Ristow, Alexander
    Note: Gary is listed as his son, but was actually his grandson, the son of Grace.
  6. [S570] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, online Canada Gravemarker Gallery, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangmg/ontario/eastont/… Alexander and Elizabeth Ristow.
  7. [S5530] Deaths - Ristow, Elizabeth, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 24 Sep 1964, Page 35, column 5, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 24 Sep 1964, Thu; Page 35, column 5
    Deaths - Ristow, Elizabeth
    Note: Gary is listed as her son, but was actually her grandson, the son of Grace. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  8. [S5526] Deaths - Ristow, Raymond Orville, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 16 Jun 1977, Page 38, column 6, Note: Gary is listed as a brother but was actually his nephew, the son of Grace. Gary was raised by his gramparents.. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  9. [S6754] Grace Ristow, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Oct 24, 2002, viewed on-line, Grace Ristow. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Citizen.
  10. [S5528] Ottawa Citizen, Feb 21, 2003, Transcription is included at RHEAUME, Dorothy.

Raymond Orville Ristow1

M, #31364, b. 13 April 1923, d. 7 June 1977
Father*Alexander S Ristow2,3,1 b. 18 Sep 1889, d. 23 Sep 1961
Mother*Elizabeth Lisk2,3,1 b. 13 Apr 1890, d. 23 Sep 1964
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited27 Apr 2017
     Raymond Orville Ristow was born on 13 April 1923.2 He was the son of Alexander S Ristow and Elizabeth Lisk.2,3,1 Raymond died on 7 June 1977 at Ottawa, Carleton County, Ontario, CanadaG, at age 54.2,1 He was buried on 17 June 1977 at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaG.2,1

     His name was also recorded as Ray Orval Ristow on his gravemarker.2 He also went by the name of Ray.3 In the obituary of Alexander Ristow which printed 25 September 1961, Alexander's son, Ray Ristow was listed as a survivor.4 In the obituary of Elizabeth Lisk which printed 23 September 1964, Elizabeth's son, Roy (sic) Ristow was listed as a survivor.5,6 In the obituary of Grace Ristow which printed 24 October 2002, Grace's brother, Ray Ristow was listed as predeceased.7 In the obituary of Dorothy Rheaume which printed 22 February 2003, Dorothy's brother, Ray Ristow was listed as predeceased.8 In the obituary of Kenneth Ristow which printed 24 October 2004, Kenneth's brother, Ray Ristow was listed as predeceased.9

Citations

  1. [S5526] Deaths - Ristow, Raymond Orville, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 16 Jun 1977, Page 38, column 6, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 16 Jun 1977, Thu; Page 38, column 6
    Ristow, Raymond Orville. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  2. [S570] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, online Canada Gravemarker Gallery, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangmg/ontario/eastont/…">Ray Orval Ristow
    Transcription:
    In Loving Memory
    Ray Orval Ristow     Apr. 13, 1923 - June 7, 1977
    Son of Alex and Elizabeth Ristow. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Gravemarker Gallery.
  3. [S5523] Deaths - Ristow, Alexander, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 25 Sep 1961, Page 30, column 3, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 25 Sep 1961, Mon; Page 30, column 3
    Deaths
    Ristow, Alexander. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  4. [S5523] Ottawa Journal, 25 Sep 1961, Page 30, column 3, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 25 Sep 1961, Mon; Page 30, column 3
    Deaths
    Ristow, Alexander
    Note: Gary is listed as his son, but was actually his grandson, the son of Grace.
  5. [S570] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, online Canada Gravemarker Gallery, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangmg/ontario/eastont/… Alexander and Elizabeth Ristow.
  6. [S5530] Deaths - Ristow, Elizabeth, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 24 Sep 1964, Page 35, column 5, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 24 Sep 1964, Thu; Page 35, column 5
    Deaths - Ristow, Elizabeth
    Note: Gary is listed as her son, but was actually her grandson, the son of Grace. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  7. [S6754] Grace Ristow, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Oct 24, 2002, viewed on-line, Grace Ristow. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Citizen.
  8. [S5528] Deaths - Rheaume, Dorothy, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Feb 21, 2003, Transcription is included at RHEAUME, Dorothy. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Citizen.
  9. [S5527] Deaths - Ristow, Kenneth G, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Oct 24, 2004, Transcription is included at Kenneth G. Ristow. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Citizen.

Earl Stewart Pheaume1

M, #31372, b. 20 February 1914, d. 12 June 1943
Father*Eddie Rheaume2 d. b Dec 1944
Last Edited22 Feb 2017
     Earl Stewart Pheaume was born on 20 February 1914 at Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaG.2 He was the son of Eddie Rheaume.2 Earl married Dorothy Ristow, daughter of Alexander S Ristow and Elizabeth Lisk, on 31 January 1936 at Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaG.3,4,2 Earl died on 12 June 1943 at Schagen, NetherlandsG, at age 29.5,3,6,2 He was buried at Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Bergen-op-Zoom, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsG.5

     In the obituary of Graham Rheaume which printed 24 March 1941, Graham's father, Earl Rheaume was listed as a survivor.7

Earl Stewart Pheaume began military service in June 1941 joined the R.C.A.F.4,2
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Journal 19 July 1943 :
Two Ottawa airmen and one form the district were reported missing on active service after air operations in the latest R.C.A.F. casualty list. The list also contained the name of another Ottawa flyer who was reported a prisoner of was in Germany...

Sgt. Rheaume, son of Mrs. Lillian Rheaume and the late E. S. Rheaume, was first reported missing June 122, according to word received by his wife. He enlisted in the R.C.AA.F. in June 1940, and received his air gunner's badge at Fingal a year later, In June 1942, he was sent overseas where he participated in several raids on enemy territory.

Born in Ottawa, he was married in the city to the former Dorothy Ristow eight years ago. He has a son, Earl, age 2, at home. Prior to enlisting, he was employed by Clark's Dairy and Ferris Transfer.4

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Journal 15 December 1944 :
The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 15 Dec 1944, Fri; Page 13, column 4
Sgt. Earl S Rheaume Now Presumed Dead
Word has been received in Ottawa by Mrs. Earl S. Rheaume, the former Dorothy Ristow, 181 Sherbrooke avenue, that her husband, Sgt. Earl S. Rheaume, has been buried in Holland. Sgt. Rheaume had been missing since June and had been presumed dead since November.

He was a son of Mrs. E. G. Rheaume, of Toronto, and of the late William Rheaume and was educated at Devonshire Public School and Glebe Collegiate. In June, 1942, he was awarded his wing of air gunner at Fingal, Ont., and proceeded overseas shortly afterwards. His mother is at present in Ottawa visiting her daughter, Mrs. George E. Cody, 184 Bayswater avenue.8
In the obituary of Dorothy Rheaume which printed 22 February 2003, Dorothy's husband, Earl Stewart Pheaume was listed as predeceased.9
     The following biographical information appeared at a posting by Earle Rheaume on www.airmuseum.ca viewed in, 2015 :
On February 20, 1914 my dad was born in Ottawa Ontario, to Lillian and Eddie Rheaume.

Dad attended Devonshire Public School, where he was awarded the Certificate of Honour, after completing his third year in 1926-27. Dad graduated with honours, from Glebe Collegiate in 1932.

Dad met his later to be wife, at a Saturday evening church dance. Dad asked the then, Dorothy Ristow for a dance, she agreed, and they danced together, the remainder of the evening.

Their courtship eventual led them to elope and marrying in a civil ceremony on January 31, 1936. Their two best friends attended. The four celebrated with dinner, drinks and dancing.

Those were the depression years where rationing, unemployment and tough times touched most families, including dad and moms.

Dad would take on any employment that he could find. He was happy to do so, and worked at the Clark Dairy Limited and later the Ferris Transfer.

Their first son Graham, was born on August 10th 1936 at the Salvation Army Grace Hospital. Graham died at 4 ½ years, of End Stage Nephritis, on March 23rd 1941.

I (Earle) their second son, was born some three months later, on June 27th also at the Salvation Army Grace Hospital.

Dad applied for enlistment in the RCAF on November 28, 1940. He met all qualifications for Aircrew duties – either as a Pilot, Observer or Wireless Operator Air Gunner. He enlisted in June 1941, receiving his training at No. 1 Wireless School at Montreal; Manning Pool, Toronto; Camp Borden and Fingal, where he received his air gunner’s wing in June 1942. He arrived overseas one month later joining up with RCAF Squadron 431 (Iroquois).

June 12 1943 at 2:45 AM – Wellington HE 392 Crashed:
While returning to home base at Burn Yorkshire, England, from a bombing raid on Dusseldorf, Earl and his four crew members aboard their Wellington HE 392 bomber, were attacked by a German Night Fighter. The Wellington was last seen in flames and diving toward the earth. It crashed on the land of Mr. Komen at Schagen Netherlands.
The remains of only one of the five-member crew was recovered and buried the same day: Dad (Grave #183, Row 10, in Petten, District Zype). The bodies of the other four-crew members were not recovered.

Royal Netherlands Air Force Aircraft Recovery Team (ARG):
On September 10, 1991 the Royal Netherlands Air Force Aircraft Recovery Team (ARG) began carrying out excavations at the crash site, and discovered the remains of the four missing crew.

Together again after fifty years:
On June 16, 1993 a full military funeral honours, including British, Netherlands and Canadian military and officials, reunited the four-crew members with my dad, after fifty years of separation.


L C Scott Flt/Lt. CHAPLAIN:
“I knew the whole of this crew well, as it is my custom to see them off at night and very often meet them on their return in the morning. Earl, I knew particularly well, as he very often played the piano for me at my church services and was always very ready and willing to do so. Also his gift for playing the piano was a valuable asset to us here, both in the Concert party and also at dances”.

Members of the crew of Wellington HE 392
Squadron Leader W E Mulford RAF (Pilot)
Flying Officer C A MacDougal RCAF (Navigator)
Warrant Officer 11 J G Breen RCAF (Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant E S Rheaume RCAF (Air Gunner)
Sergeant J R Bell RAF(VR) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)

~ Earle Rheaume.10


Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Earl Steward Rheaume was commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
In Memory of
Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Earl Stewart Rheaume

R/111159, 431 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force who died on 12 June 1943 Age 29

Remembered with Honour
Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery.11


Flight Sergeant Earl Stewart Rheaume was commemorated by the Canadian Virtual War Memorial
In memory of
Flight Sergeant
Earl Stewart Rheaume
June 12, 1943
Military Service:

Service Number: R/111159
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 431 Sqdn.
Additional Information:
Commemorated on Page 207 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.

Cemetery:
BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY , Netherlands
Grave Reference:
28. B. 12.12

Family

Dorothy Ristow b. 1914, d. 21 Feb 2003
Marriage*Earl married Dorothy Ristow, daughter of Alexander S Ristow and Elizabeth Lisk, on 31 January 1936 at Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaG.3,4,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5528] Deaths - Rheaume, Dorothy, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Feb 21, 2003, Published in the Ottawa Citizen, 21 Feb 2003 and transcription is included at RRHEAUME, Dorothy. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Citizen.
  2. [S5533] Air Museum (Canada), online http://www.airmuseum.ca/, http://www.airmuseum.ca/bios/earl1.html Earl Rheaume by his son Earle Rheaume. Hereinafter cited as Air Museum (Canada).
  3. [S5528] Ottawa Citizen, Feb 21, 2003, Published in the Ottawa Citizen, 21 Feb 2003 and transcription is included at https://www.genealogiequebec.com/en/obituary/list/RHEAUME/…
    RHEAUME, Dorothy

    There is no mention of a marriage to Cecil McBride, so more research is required.
  4. [S5531] PO. W. A. Thurston Reported Prisoner of War, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 19 Jul 1943, Page 5, column 1, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 19 Jul 1943, Mon; Page 5, column 1
    PO. W. A. Thurston Reported Prisoner of War. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  5. [S747] Canadian Virtual War Memorial, online Canadian Virtual War Memorial, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/… F/Sgt Earl Stewart Rheaume. Hereinafter cited as Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
  6. [S5532] Books of Rembrance, online Canada Books of Rembrance - Search, Page     Book     Name - Rank     Date of death
    207     Second World War     Rheaume, Earl Stewart - F/S     1943. Hereinafter cited as Books of Rembrance.
  7. [S5542] Graham Rheaume Dies After Long Illness, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 24 Mar 1941, Page 13, column 5, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 24 Mar 1941, Mon; Page 13, column 5
    Graham Rheaume Dies After Long Illness. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  8. [S5537] Sgt. Earl S Rheaume Now Presumed Dead, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 15 Dec 1944, Page 13, column 4, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 15 Dec 1944, Fri; Page 13, column 4
    Sgt. Earl S Rheaume Now Presumed Dead. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  9. [S5528] Ottawa Citizen, Feb 21, 2003, Transcription is included at RHEAUME, Dorothy.
  10. [S5533] Air Museum (Canada), online http://www.airmuseum.ca/, Earl Rheaume by his son Earle Rheaume.
  11. [S117] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, online http://www.cwgc.org/, Flight Sergeant Earle Stewart Rheaume. Hereinafter cited as CWGC.
  12. [S747] Canadian Virtual War Memorial, online Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Flight Sergeant Earl Stewart Rheaume.
  13. [S5538] Grahamn Rheaume Dies after Long Illness, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 24 Mar 1941, Page 12, column 5, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 27 Mar 1941, Fri; Page 9, column2
    Mourn Child's Death. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  14. [S1442] Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1936 and Overseas 1939-1947, online Ontario, Canada Deaths, Name     Herbert Lorne Rheaume
    Gender     Male
    Birth Year     1938
    Birth Place     Ottawa, Ontario
    Age at Death     0
    Death Date     11 Nov 1938
    Death Place     Carleton, Ontario, Canada
    Father     Earl S Rheaume, birthplace - Ottawa
    Mother     Dorothy Ristow, birthplace - Alberta
    Informant     Earl Rheaume - father
    Burial Place     Beechwood Cemetery
    Burial Date     Nov 12, 1938
    Cause of death:     Prematurity (premature birth). Hereinafter cited as ON Deaths, 1869-.