Lions of Service – Now at Rest!
The Lions of District A5 honour your memory and extend condolences to family and friends.
The Lions of District A5 honour your memory and extend condolences to family and friends.
|RUSSELL, Carol Ann
FEBRUARY 19, 1946 – DECEMBER 27, 2021
Peacefully at ARCH Hospice on Monday, December 27, 2021 at the age of 75 with family at her side. Beloved wife of Jim for 54 years. Loving mother of Kim Langevin (Dan), the late Donald and Trevor. Proud Grandma of Kristopher, Hunter and Ellie.
Jim and Carol Ann settled in Ignace and raised their three children there. They retired to Sault Ste. Marie 17 years ago. Carol was a long-standing member of Lions Clubs, holding many positions over the years in which she excelled. In 2002 she was honoured with a Melvin Jones Fellowship. She will be deeply missed by the many friends she made through Lions.
|MATTE, Richard Laurence
July 24, 1942 – August 6, 2021
After a long and valiant battle with multiple cancers, Richard Laurence Matte passed peacefully on Friday, August 6th at Health Sciences North. He was 79.
Born in Sudbury ON, Richard was pre-deceased by his parents, Ernest and Lucienne (Lalonde) Matte. Lovingly remembered by his brothers, Denis Matte (Eleanor) of Orangeville, Harold Matte (Julie) of Lakefield and sister Ann Matte of Sudbury. Cherished uncle to Christopher (Robin), Anthony (Amanda) and Barrie (Naomi), and Paul (Erin), Neil (Tracy) and Jennifer (Bill). He may have been an uncle on the family tree, but Richard took on the role of second father to David (Karen) and Stephanie.
An Inspector with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Richard enriched his working life with volunteerism, giving back to his community through the Sudbury Lion’s Club. Favourite activities were distributing Christmas gifts to area children and the annual Casino Night at the Caruso Club. His proudest moment came just last week when he was awarded a Life Membership with the International Association of Lions Clubs.
It is with heavy hearts that Roger’s family announce his passing at the North Bay Regional Health Centre, on July 22, 2021 in his 92nd year. He was the cherished husband to June and loving father to Denise McLellan (George), Robert, Danny (Diane), Michael (Louise) as well as his doting grandchildren, Meagan McLellan (Jeff Van Vliet), Tyler McLellan (Ashley Schofield), Jason Beauchesne (Morgan), Khia Beauchesne and Christopher Beauchesne. He was the beloved great pépère to Camryn Van Vliet and Jacob Beauchesne. He is predeceased by his parents Fred and Alberta Beauchesne, and his siblings Romeo Beauchesne, Majoric Beauchesne, Clem Beauchesne, Anita Parker and Jackie White. He is survived by his sister, Frances Bovay.
Roger was born on June 29, 1930, in Kirkland Lake and was the youngest of seven children. He met June, his nurse while in hospital, and they married. They recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. He had many health issues over the years, none of which deterred him from enjoying the things he loved: fishing, hunting, spending time at his cottage, snowmobiling and driving his Jeep Wagoneer. Roger was also actively involved in the West Ferris Lions Club, having served twice as President.
Roger was the well-respected owner of Roger’s Jewellers and was loved by all who knew him. Apparently, he retired at the age of 70 but until recently, you could still stop in for a clock or watch repair and of course, a chat. He cherished his time visiting with friends; he especially loved spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also had many pet companions over the years, but his family will always remember the special bond he had with his dog, Trapper.
January 31, 1944 - July 17, 2021 With a broken heart at the Sault Area Hospital with family at his side.
Predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Darlene Patricia Atkins (June 17, 2021). Proud father of Darla J. Diotte (Atkins) and John C. Atkins. Grandfather of Dany and Thomas Atkins, Vannessa and Patricia Diotte (Rudy). Devoted son of the late loving Thomas Copeman Atkins. Son-in-law of the late Michael and June McCourt. Brother of Judy Vigna (Larry), Rick Atkins (Janice), Susan Gagnon, Tim Reid (Christine) and Laurie Carscadden (Tim). Also predeceased by Darlene's siblings Gary, Sharon and Patrick McCourt. John will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, special friends and THE FLUNKY GANG.
John will be remembered for his quick wit, his hugs and his contributions to the community. He truly lived the Lions motto "We Serve".
In loving memory of Greg Bryant 74 years. It is with tremendous sadness we announce his peaceful passing with family by his side on Thursday, June 17th, 2021 at Health Sciences North. Cherished only son of William and Helmi Bryant (nee Aho) both predeceased. Greg was loved by many and will be sadly missed by his loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Greg was born in Sudbury on May 28, 1947. He moved to Kapuskasing when he was 18 and started a career with the Ministry of Natural Resources as a Conservation Officer, retiring in his early 50s. He was a certificated pilot and a proud life member of the Lions Club. The Lions club members were like family to him and will miss his presence. Greg enjoyed his “Paradise” at his beloved camp on Meldrum Bay which he made many happy memories with his family. His passions were hunting and fishing, especially with his dear friend Ray Quesnel. He lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed the little things, like a cold Molson Canadian.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the ICU staff, nurses, PSW’s and doctors at Health Sciences North, especially Dr. Theriault and nurses, Roxanne, Brock and Denise for their care and compassion. Due to the current COVID19 social gathering restrictions, a funeral service will be held at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home by invitation only. He will be buried alongside his parents in the Park Lawn Cemetery.
Greg loved to help others, for those wishing to donate in his memory, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Lion’s Club of Sudbury would be appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
“Remember all the good times, and we’ll see you on the other side!” - Greg
Neville ended his earthly journey on Thursday, May 20, 2021, having reached the milestone of the ripe old age of 58 in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Surrounded by women for most of his life, Neville leaves behind his loving wife, Isha and his two strongminded daughters, Natalie and Natasha Jamie.
|BRADBURY (nee Martin), Patricia
Passed away peacefully after a valiant fight with her daughters by her side at Health Sciences North in Sudbury on April 17, 2021 just shy of her 81st birthday. Pat will now be reunited with her husband, Art. Lovingly remembered by daughters Sharon Farrow (Steve), and Kim Grant (Randy). Proud Nana and Grandma of Kylie (Jordan), Erica (Brandon), Brooklynn (Braden), Danen, Trent, and Barrett. Great-grandmother to Annelise, Emilia, and Serenity. Pat will be missed by her brother Terry Martin (Sandy). Dear sister-in-law of Ken Bradbury (Marlene) and Margie Orvis (Harry). Pat was an aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of 4 North Palliative Care and Dr. Roch for their dedication and compassionate care. Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. If you wish to make a memorial donation in Pat's honour please consider The Penage Road Women's Institute.
Mom played bridge, golfed, curled, was a volunteer at St. Paul’s United Church and was a founding and lifetime member of the New Liskeard Lioness Club.
The family of Fae Spencer sadly announces her passing on April 9, 2021 in her 98th year.
Deeply missed by her family, Fae was predeceased by the love of her life, Alf Spencer after their 75th wedding anniversary, and by her beloved grandson, Jordan Marc Birnie. And she was predeceased by her parents Irene and Harris Tugwell, and siblings Bernice Rogers and Stirling Tugwell.
She is survived by her children: Connie, and husband, Alex Gillis; Lynne Birnie; Doug Spencer and his wife, Janet; John Spencer and his wife, Patricia.
And her grandchildren: Jason Spencer and his wife, Tammy; Cheri Knight and her husband, Wayne; Jeremy Birnie and his wife, Sarah; Ryan Spencer and his wife, Dominique; Andrea Spencer and her partner, Evan Cope. And great grandchildren: Breanna and Kaitlyn Spencer; Dawson and Emily Knight; Olivia and Hazel Birnie; Arielle and Madeline Spencer; Winter Spencer-Cope and Navy Spencer-Cope.
|Thomas "Tom" Demarell who passed away at Kirkland & District Hospital, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the age of 84.
Pre-deceased by his parents Tom & Katie Demarell, his first wife Emily, sisters Gwendolyn & Karen and brother Herman.
He is survived by his wife Alva Briggs, 6 children Bonnie (Rick), Brent (Jane), Lynne (Rick), Lloyd (Liz), Barb (Jerry), Brenda (Calvin), stepchildren Nikki (Jimmy) & Norman, sister Sheila and by many grandchildren and great grandchildren and step grandchildren.
In keeping with Tom's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service at this time. In memory contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society will be greatly appreciated
January 8, 1980 - November 1, 2020
In loving memory of Julie Comeau 40 years. Passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Sunday, November 1st, 2020. Julie loved her three kids Nancy, Dalton and Arthur with everything she had. She will be sadly missed by her loving parents Mike and Lise and predeceased by her birth mother Marie-Lynn. Much loved sister of Dom (Michelle), Marcel (Teanna), Robert (Melissa), and Stephane (Celine). She will be sadly missed by her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, and especially her closest best friends also Colin and Frank.
|SUNDHOLM, Carl (Bill)
Oct 12, 1928- July 15, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Carl William (Bill) Sundholm on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Finlandia at the age of 91. Born in Toronto on October 12, 1928 to Carl Severin and Elina (nee Laaksonen) Sundholm and was welcomed by his Sister Aino Koski (Lauri) all of whom predeceased him. The family moved to the Sudbury area in 1945, where he met Helen Kallio and they married on November 26, 1949. Cherished father of Cynthia, Evalin, Carl Anthony (Tony) and Paul Bruce (Bruce).
Highly active within the community; he was the last surviving charter member of the Whitefish Lions Club. He served many positions within the Club.
He was the proud Grandpa of Laura, Curtis, Helena (Curtis Ransom), Luke (Whitney) Burton and Grant (Chantale) Garber and Evan (Staci Moors) Garber. But even more so, the very proud Great Grandpa of Grant’s children Jayden, Mackennah, Olivia, Noah and Mila Garber: Evan’s daughter, Phoenix Lynn Garber and Helena’s Daughter, Hannah Ransom.He will equally be missed by his Nieces, Nephews, and his Finland Cousins; best friends of many years, Reino and Sherry Maki and by Miriam Hankonen the widow of Andy who was an unofficially adopted Brother of Dad’s who is predeceased in 2020, and by all his Lion’s and Legion friends.
|DONALD (DON) ORD
JANUARY 30, 1933-JULY 6, 2020
With sadness we announce the passing of DON ORD in his 87th year who peacefully departed on July 6th, 2020 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury with loving family at his side.
Don will be dearly missed by his wife, Arlene who has been beside him for 64 wonderful, adventurous years in a love that will last and never die!
His memories and stories will live on in his children: Trina Ord, Wendy Ord (and partner Glenn), Marianna Ord ( partner Michael), Jim Ord ( partner Antje) and Mindy Grant (partner Brian) and much of him can be lovingly seen in his Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.
His remaining brother, Mike Ord (and wife Sheila) will deeply miss his sense of adventure and laugh which he will now share with his predeceased brother, Graham and sisters Viv and Marion.
This sweet and honest man, his stories, kindness and laugh will also be missed by many, many true friends.
“His love of life, and People is greater than the number of waves on Georgian Bay!”
At Don’s request there will be no visitation or service. Celebration of life to be held next summer in Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay (to include many missing friends due to corvid restrictions)
As expressions of sympathy family appreciates donations to the Pointe Au Baril Nurses Station (NPLC of PAB)
To make donations, leave condolence messages please visit. www.lougheeds.ca
(Arrangements entrusted to the Sudbury Park Lawn Cremation Service)
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the age of 76.
Devoted husband of Verna for 55 years. Loving father of Tom (Shirley) and Tammy (Harold). Son of the late Thomas and Orpha Scott and loving nephew of the late Nora and Merle Hammond. Dear brother of Gail Lapointe (late Hugh), Russell (Lois), Josie Segars (Jack) and Mary Dubreuil. Son-in-law of the late Verna and Dan Gilbraith.
|Anna ORFORD passed away suddenly on Friday, May 15, 2020 in her 70th year.
Anna was a dedicated volunteer and was especially proud of her work for the Lions and the Hospital Auxiliary. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
Providence Bay-Spring Bay Lions
|Homer DESJARDINS, passed away at the age of 90,
Much loved and cherished by his wife Marjory Benard; his children, Douglas, Sandra and Kevin (Diane); and his sisters, Claire Zufelt and Lucy Green. He was also cherished by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Homer was an active and proud member of the Widdifield Lions Club serving many years and had the life member award.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Homer will be gratefully acknowledged by his family.
|Linda Dorothy EVERS
After a short battle with cancer, Linda Evers died peacefully, at Nipissing Serenity Hospice, North Bay on Friday, April 10, 2020. She was 75 years old. Linda was the beloved wife of George Evers, and the much-loved mother of Byron Evers, both of Trout Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nipissing Serenity Hospice or the Trout Creek Lions Club would be appreciated.
|Richard R. MOORE
It is with sadness that the family of Richard R. Moore announces his death on Saturday April 4, 2020, at the age of 79. Richard died peacefully at the Lady Minto Hospital in Cochrane. He is survived by his wife Janet, his children Brendan (Roger), Kathryn, Jennifer (Phillip), and Kevin (Jennifer).his sister Janet, and eight grandchildren. They will miss their Pappy.
Richard was very involved in his church and his community. He was a teacher for 35 years, enjoyed volunteering and was a member of many service clubs including the Cochrane Lions Club.
He loved the outdoors enjoying camping, fishing and canoeing. The perfect spot really was "Just around the next bend."
|David Russell ANSTESS
APRIL 23, 1936 – MARCH 8, 2020
After leaving Upper Canada College, David pursued a career in forestry, one that varied from tree care to teaching, from logging to research, and branched out into pool installation and mink ranching. While attending Ranger School, Dave met Josephine Kylie below a fire tower in Central Ontario. That chance encounter led to a romance that saw the celebration of their sixtieth anniversary in June of last year. Dave could, and did, talk to anyone, learning more about you upon first meeting than you may have shared with your best friend. Always eager to be involved, Dave was, at various times, the manager of the Sault College hockey team, a warden at St. Luke's Cathedral, a member of: The Retriever Club, Toastmasters, The Sault College Men's Choir, The Rod and Gun Club, The Woodlot Association, and Lion's Club (the latter for over forty years). His big smile and hearty laugh will be sorely missed by wife Jo, sons Jim (Licia), John (Lianda), Brian (Danielle), grandchildren Ben, Gareth, Olivia, Rhys, Romey, Sadie and Ivor, many friends, and the large extended family an only child was thrilled to join. Friends may visit at St. Luke's Cathedral on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm. Service at the church at 3:00 pm; Rev. Christian Pichette officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Luke's Cathedral ACW, or the Algoma Highlands Conservancy would be appreciated by the family. Remember Dave by going for a walk outside, or breaking into a 'spontaneous run'.
In is with profound sadness that the Powassan Lions Club announces the passing of our longest serving member Lion Joe Giesler. Lion Joe passed away March 3, 2020 at the age of 95, serving the Powassan Lions Club for 73 years.
Lion Joe Giesler joined the Powassan Lions Club on May 26th, 1947 at the tender young age of 22. He immediately shared his energy and talents, chairing numerous committees and projects.
Lion Joe served as President in 1954-55 and again in 1998-99. Lion Joe rarely missed a meeting (he was in attendance at our last meeting on February 24th 2020); unless he was hunting deer, fishing for that elusive trophy muskie or unfortunately in the hospital. Lion Joe attained perfect attendance since 1947 and was always eager to get a “make-up credit” if he did happen to miss a meeting. Lion Joe faithfully recited the Lions Prayer at all of our dinner meetings, which he memorized early in his Lions career.
In 2013 Lion Joe was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his many contributions and commitments to the Community of Powassan.
Although Lion Joe resigned himself to letting the younger Lions members do the work, he was always keen to find out how our projects were progressing or if they were successful. He continued to be an inspiration to his fellow Lions. Lion Joe was extremely pleased to welcome his great-niece Nicole Oshell (a 3rd Generation Lion) who was also just 22 years old when she joined the Powassan Lions Club in 2017.
Visitation will be at the Paul Funeral Home on Sunday March 8, 2020 from 2:00-5:00 pm with a Funeral Mass on Monday March 9, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church Powassan.
Lion Joe will be greatly missed by all who knew him!
Obituary – Anna Bernice Murdoch (n. Johnson)
Anna Bernice Johnson was born February 8,1933 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, to Anna and Alfred Johnson (both predeceased). She moved to Larder Lake in 1944 and continued her schooling until she met the love of her life, and husband of nearly 70 years, Curly Murdoch. They built a beautiful life together, truly embodying unconditional love, always living a humble but full life, rich with friends and family. As an only child, she enthusiastically embraced becoming a member of Curly’s large Murdoch family.
|Maurice E. TURGEON
It is with broken hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Maurice E. Turgeon on March 3, 2020 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre, surrounded by his brother Bob and his close friends. Predeceased by his wife Antonietta ‘Tonie’ (nee Provenzano). Loving father of David Turgeon. Cherished brother of Bob Turgeon (Carolyn) and stepsister Judy Clement (Butch). Sadly, missed by his sister-in-law Joanne Kuehnen (Uli), nieces; Kelly (John), Shelly, Natasha and Cassandra, Uncle Louis, Aunt Ida, Aunt Gloria, his extended family and many friends. Predeceased by his parents; Oliver ‘Bunny’ and Lucy (nee Murphy) and his in-laws; Giovanni ‘John’ and Maria Provenzano. Maurice was a barber for many years, he owned Maurice’s Hair Styling in Callander for many years and recently worked at Carmine’s Barber Shop. He was a Council member in Callander for 19 years and a proud member of the Callander Lions Club for 50 years. Maurice touched many people’s lives and always had a funny joke. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place at Whispering Pines Funeral Home’s Crematorium. A social gathering will be held at the Callander Legion on Saturday March 14, 2020 from 11 am – 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Callander Lions Club or a Charity of Choice would be gratefully appreciated by his family. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the Dr's and Staff at the NBRHC in the CCU and Emergency Department for the care and compassion given to Maurice and our family.
|Linda Jean WILLIAMS
56 years Saturday, January 18th, 2020.
Linda Jean Williams
April 10, 1963 to January 18th, 2020.
Beloved wife of Wesley Martin. Missed by her children Shannon and Heidi, grandchildren Sethe, Aila, and Addison. Special mother to Natalie. Dear daughter of Earl and Vera Layman both predeceased. Dear sister of Barb, Cheryl, Sheila, Barry, and predeceased by Rick. Dear daughter in law of Paulette Martin (Mike). Dear sister in law to Jeff (Lyne), Roxanne Vincent, and Luc Vincent (Sarah). Dear aunt of Curtis, Christopher, and Kaitlyn. Sadly missed by the Lions Club, her cats Mimi, Bozo, and Cash, and her bird Whisper. Linda loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, and spending time with kids.
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the unexpected passing of John Grandmont on January 6, 2020 at the age of 73. John leaves behind his wife Lorraine Grandmont (nee Meunier); his children Susan Grandmont, Mike (Julie) Grandmont, Tony Grandmont, Diane (Sean Hilts); step father of Chantal (Glen Beairsto); grandpa to Jaymes, Patrick, Jessica, Brooke, Kiera, Mya; great-grandpa to Addrianna, Makenna, Ori and Zylah. He was a lifetime member of the Lions Club.
|Lise RIED family announces the sudden passing of Lise on Saturday, January 4, 2020, she was in her 58th year. Beloved wife of Wayne Reid of Mattawa. Cherished mother of Rachelle Bertrand (Olivier) of Ottawa. Sadly missed by her siblings Bob Bertrand (Paulette) of Verner, Ed Bertrand (Jennifer) of North Bay, Helene Bertrand (Sid), Lynn Pellerin and Wayne Bertrand (Lisa) all of Mattawa. Best friend of Francine Lefebvre of Mattawa. Lovingly remembered by her step-mother Louise. Lise is predeceased by her parents Jacqueline & Rheal Bertrand and her siblings Nicole Bertrand and Ted Latour. She will be missed by so many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Lise was loved by the community, had a heart of gold and put everyone above herself. She touched so many lives with her countless hours volunteering with the Food Bank, the Lions Club, she helped seniors with paper work, and was a “mom” to everyone. Her passing is void that will never be filled.
If desired, donations to the Mattawa Food Bank would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
|Jean Lynette CASE
August 21, 1938-December 27, 2019
Passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre on December 27, 2019 at the age of 81.
Beloved wife of
Loving mother to Debbie (Denise) Cecchetto, Susan (Jamie) Mackenzie, Shan (Brad Ham), Joey (Laura) Case.
Loving grandmother and great grandmother of 11.
She was a loving sister and great friend to many.
For all Mom has done for people she is proof there are angels among us.
In Jean's memory donations can be made to the Lions Foundation of Canadian Dog Guides
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|Carolyn Anne FINK July 12, 1943 - December 23, 2019 (76 years old
Carolyn Anne Fink (nee Roe), born 12 July 1943, passed away peacefully at the North Bay Regional Health Centre on December 23, 2019. Beloved wife of 49 years to Dave Fink, mother to Sheryl (Rob Nadolny) and Rob (Martha Emonts) and sister to Paul Roe (Kim) . Predeceased by her father, Jack Roe, mother, Frances Roe, and brother Gary. Remembered fondly by her numerous nieces, nephews, and family. Carolyn graduated from the University of Toronto and worked as a home care physiotherapist while raising a family in Innerkip, Ontario. She loved kayaking, hiking and taking photographs in Algonquin Park, where she met her husband on Canoe Lake. A talented artist, she enjoyed painting with watercolours and belonged to several art groups over the years. She was an avid swimmer, and life-long member of the YMCA. Proud member of the Bonfield and District Lions Club, she enjoyed volunteering for their annual ATV run and other service events. Family will receive visitors at the McGUINTY FUNERAL HOME (North Bay) on Thursday January 9, 2020 from 7-9 pm. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Paroisse Ste. Bernadette on Friday January 10, 2020 at 11 am. Our deepest gratitude and appreciation to Margot Oleskiw, for her friendship and support. Special thanks to the staff at North Bay Regional Hospital for their ongoing care and compassion. In honour of Carolyn's 63-year battle with Type I diabetes, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association.
(July 20, 1938 – December 12, 2019) - Arline passed away peacefully at the Algoma Manor at age 81 with Bryan and Laurey by her side. Reunited with her husband of 52 years Glenn (2013) and her son Michael (1986). Will be missed by her children Bryan and Cheryl Jerrard (Paul) as well as her 2 beautiful granddaughters Catherine and Meghan. Sister to Jerry, Larry and Ken McMillan. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews from both the McMillan and Connell families.
Arline loved her family and was proud of her feisty Finish heritage. She spent a lot of her time volunteering with many local organizations.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Haapala and the staff at Lighthaven Christian Home, Algoma Manor and Thessalon Hospital for their excellent care.
If desired, the family appreciates donations to North Shore Health Network-Thessalon Site or Bruce Mines United Church.
September 21, 1928 to December 3, 2019 ~ Ken went home to be with the Lord at the age of 91 while at the Thessalon Hospital.
He was the third child of Charlie and Mary (nee Pace) Hopper. He is predeceased by his siblings John Hopper and Evelyn McAllister. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Born in Cloudslee, Ken lived and worked in the Bar River and Bruce Mines areas. He was a member of the Bruce Mines Lions Club for 35 years and passed away just prior to receiving his Chevron. He was an avid Grey Hound’s fan who was known to travel to Sault Ste. Marie via tractor or bicycle to attend their games. When he was no longer able to travel, he listened to their games on the radio. He never missed an annual turkey supper in the area…he was well known throughout the North Shore. Ken’s faith was important to him and he enjoyed going to church and visits from his Pasto
|Robert “Bob” GAUDREAU
December 31, 1942 – November 25, 2019
Passed away suddenly at his home in Iroquois Falls on Monday, November 25th, 2019 at the age of 76. He was the husband of the late Beverly Gaudreau (nee Pike) and the son of the late François-Xavier Gaudreau and the late Germaine Gaudreau (nee Leblanc). He will be deeply missed by his close friend Monique Theriault and her children Denis (Sheryl) and Lynn (Éric), his brother and sisters Thérèse (Edey) Leblanc, Réal (Lucille) Gaudreau and Noella (Peter) Postovit. Bob also leaves behind the Theriault family many nieces, nephews and friends. Also predeceased by his son Paul Gaudreau and his sister Jacqueline Gaudreau.
Charlie Jibb, 69, of New Liskeard passed away on Sunday November 24th, at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Charlie is survived by his special friend Jeannine Rivard, sisters Lorna Britton (predeceased by Richard) and Sandra Jibb, adopted sister Nancy Vigus, nephew Ryan Britton, niece Ashley Gwyn (Dave), and great niece Britton Gwyn. He is predeceased by his parents Pamela (Campbell) and Laurence Jibb and brother Edson Jibb.
Charlie spent his entire life in the New Liskeard area. He lived on the family farm until 2010, when he moved to New Liskeard. He loved farming, dancing, music, and snowmobiling. He had been a member of Kerns Lions and Hudson Lions Club.
Special thanks to Dr Blount, Dr Desilets, Dr Corbin, all the wonderful nurses at the hospital, Janet McDowell, Ben and Jill Stewart, and the Rivard family.
July 18, 1947 ~ November 17, 2019 (age 72)
It is with sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Donald Kitchen ‘Don’ on November 17, 2019 at the age of 72 years. Dearly loved husband of Gail Kitchen (nee Bradley). Dear brother of Bruce Kitchen (Claudette), Carl Kitchen (Patty), John Kitchen (Lee) and Linda Crickett (Jim). He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and long-time friend Maurice Turgeon. Predeceased by his infant son Allan Kitchen, his parents; Percy and Marion Kitchen and by his siblings; James Kitchen (Shirley), Marjorie Millagan (John), Ken Kitchen (Jean-surviving) and Bill Kitchen (Jean-surviving). Don was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt. He was the present President of the Callander Lions Club and has been involved with the Lions Club for over 40 years.
Allan Edward Tustian passed away peacefully on Friday October 4, 2019 in his 101st year. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 69 years, Alma (Smeltzer) Tustian. Loving father of Marilyn (Stephen) Hill, Michael (Lynda), Mark (Donna), Doug (Crystal), Jeanne (Marc) Lefebvre, John (Vannetta). He will be forever remembered by his 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his father Robert George Tustian and mother Mary Elizabeth Farquhar and siblings Elmer (Maxine), Jean (Joe) Hodgson, Bill (Ruth), Orval (Eva), Mary (Owen) Boyle.
Allan spent most of his life on Lake Mindemoya and it was little wonder when his time came to serve his country in World War II he chose the Navy. He was on active service with the Royal Canadian Navy from August 5, 1941-October 1, 1945. He served on three RCN warships-a destroyer, a Corvette and a Frigate –on escort for 43 convoys in the Battle of the Atlantic. Allan returned to Manitoulin Island, Lake Mindemoya and Treasure Island. It was on Treasure Island that he met his future wife, Alma Smeltzer. In the early 60’s they purchased Pirate’s Cove Cottages and operated their own resort until 1991. Community service was important to him. Over his lifetime he was President of the Central Manitoulin Lion’s Club, member of Little Current Legion Branch #177, Past Master of Masonic Lodge, member of the Haweater Shriners, President of Manitoulin Tourist Association, and Rainbow Country Association and Reeve of Carnarvon Township. He was a founding member of the Manitoulin-Northshore Navy Veterans Association and was instrumental in the construction of the Manitoulin Cenotaph. Besides his wife, family and friends the other loves of his life were fishing, hunting, golfing, curling, swimming and coaching hockey. Never happier than when he was surrounded by friends and family (the more, the merrier!) he had an incredible ability to put anyone at ease in any situation and to make every person in the room feel special and interesting. He will forever be remembered for his infectious laugh, his unending curiosity and his deep and abiding joy in life. Rest in peace Allan, Dad, Grandpa we miss you already.
On September 27th, 2019 Barb passed away peacefully with her husband of 58 years, Taede Walma by her side. Daughter of the late Carl Boyd and Margaret Boyd (nee Brown). Loving mother of Goldie Walma (Daniel Sneyd), Carl Walma (Louise) and Sonja Mathiasen (Jim). Grammie to Micheal Walma (Tasha), Seija and Arly Mathiasen and Jantien Sneyd (Cameron Robertson). Great Grammie to Anissa Walma. She will be fondly remembered by many as Grammie because she was a Grammie for anyone who needed one. Beloved Sister to David Boyd (Carol Dionne) and Janice Duck (Jim, predeceased). She will be lovingly remembered by her many Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Nieces and Nephews, extended Family and Friends. The Onaping Falls Lions Club will be hosting a Celebration of Life on November 2nd, 2019 at the Dowling Lions Den: 27 Sturgeon Street, Dowling Ontario, from 1pm to 4pm. Internment and Celebration of Life will be held in her hometown of Orillia in the spring of 2020. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Onaping Falls Lions Club or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
|William Nils HAY
June 25, 1940 - August 13, 2019
It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of William Hay on August 13th. He was surrounded by family and friends in his final weeks, and passed away peacefully at 79 years of age.
Bill was a thoughtful, shy individual in his younger years. He developed a more outgoing personality as he grew older, becoming a sociable conversationalist of some note (with an endless supply of entertaining stories, to which many of you can attest). He could converse on almost any topic with experts and non-experts alike. A voracious reader, passionate and knowledgeable regarding history and politics, above all else he loved music, for which he had an encyclopedic memory. If you wanted to know who wrote it, who sang it and when it went number one, you asked Bill.
He was also an avid lover of the outdoors, who retired to his beloved farm on Manitoulin Island. Frequently seen walking with his axe or chainsaw, he was a gentle giant who enjoyed gardening, planting trees, picking his apples and plums, cutting the grass, outwitting the groundhogs, practicing his golf swing... Most of all he loved sitting in his outdoor lounge listening to classic tunes.
His final year was challenging, but we are so grateful for the gracious care he was given as the end approached. The nurses, PSW's and hospital staff were wonderful, in particular we will never forget Danielle, doctor Nel, Lisa (aka Dorothy!), and nurse Kelly.
Bill was a committed husband and he leaves his loving wife of 47 years Barbara, as well as his devoted daughter Shawna (Lars), his grateful son Garrett (Robin), and his two treasured grandchildren Leif and Gala. He's also very missed by his surviving brothers Robert (Aline), David, Douglas (Bev) and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, in-laws and outlaws. He was predeceased by his mother, father, sisters Mary-Jane (Joe), Ruthie (Keith), and his brother Sandy, who left him far too young.
We love you, Dad. You taught us all so much through your shining example. Your love and support we will carry with us forever.
Monday, August 12th, 2019 at Health Sciences North.
Beloved husband of Enes (Miatello) predeceased 1981, and Marilyn (Pollard) predeceased 2019. Loving father of Rod Albert and Randy Albert, stepdaughter Deborah Brettschneider, and stepson Terry Johnson predeceased. Loving brother of Georgette Pretty and Roland Albert, predeceased. Sadly missed by many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
|Gary B. LACROIX
It is with profound sadness the family of Mr Gary Lacroix announces his peaceful passing on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Timmins Extendicare at the age of 69 years. Gary was predeceased by his parents Arthur in 1977 and Blanche in 2005, brothers John in 2004 and Eddy in 1974, nephew Robert Lacroix in 2003, niece Stacey Baker in 1994 and brother-in-law Steven Guindon in 1991. Gary was a Mason and later became a Shriner. He was an electrician by trade and enjoyed the outdoors. Gary is survived by his children Richard (Karina), Gary Jr., (Angela) and Melissa (Josh). He is also survived by 9 grandchildren Gregory, Cody, Hally, Eva, Sara, Ethan, Danika, Raven and Gavin; his sisters Terry (Hugh Weir) and Denise (David Wert); his nieces and nephews Claire, Martin, Jessica and Sarah; his 2 great nieces Ashley and Erin as well as 1 great-great niece Vivian and a special friend and caregiver Wanita Dargie.
|Allen PATTERSON, 86 years. Passed away peacefully on Monday July 22, 2019 at Extendicare Falconbridge. Beloved husband of 61 years to Edith Patterson (née Ricciuto). Loving father of Robert and LeeAnn Patterson. Cherished grandfather of Phillip, Bobbie Lee, Jody and great grandchildren Kelly, Andi, Eddy and Cash. Allen loved traveling and spending time at the cottage in Fairbanks. The family would like to thank the Sudbury Lions Club for their continued support and visits with Allen.
The Ploughman family sadly announces Lily’s death at her home on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Lily (nee Bambrick) was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Reuben Hartley Ploughman, who predeceased her in 1999. The proud and loving mother Donna McLeod and her husband Mark of VanKleek Hill, Joanne Ploughman of Calgary, Alberta, Susan Ploughman - Fix and her husband Bob of North Bay, John Ploughman and wife (Bertha Linklater) of Moosenee and the late Margaret who predeceased her in 1987. Lily will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her grandchildren Renee, John, Sarah, Travis, Jennifer, Aaron, Margaret, Graham and Alicia and her 7 great grandchildren.
|Rita PATRY (née Chartrand)
It is with deep sorrow that the family announces her passing in Sudbury on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the age of 78 years. Daughter of the late Albert and late Gizelle (née Saumure) Chartrand. Predeceased by her husband Paul Patry and her longtime friend Steve Hyatt. Loving mother of Joanne Gareau (Rolland) and Paul Jr. Patry (Pamela). Predeceased by her son Roland Patry. Cherished grandmother of Lynne Robillard (Jason), Josée Gareau, Rose Patry, Renee Patry (David Gervais), Paul Jr. Patry (Hailey), Brook Byrnes (Jessica Denomme) and Marley Patry. She will be missed by many great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Suzanne, Cyril, Diane, Roger, Paul, Rachelle, Desneige, Ronald and Gerry. Predeceased by her brothers Raymond, Rene, Conrad and by her sister Claire. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R.R. 15, Chelmsford on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online or by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca
|Edwin Russel BOND
Died peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Tuesday May 7. 2019 at the age of 81.
Born July 31, 1937 to Mildred (nee. Rowe) and Jim Bond of Little Current (both predeceased)
Will be forever missed by his beloved wife Gwen (nee. Sheppard).
Devoted sons and daughters Bart Bond,
Greg Bond (wife Pam),
Carey Bond (wife Denise),
Lorrie Bond-Stephens (husband Dan) and
Mark Bond (wife Jan).
He cherished his grandchildren Ben, Rebecca, Nic, Hope, Joel, Ariel, Cody and Connor.
and great grandfather of Joey and Harper.
Dear brother of
Jim Bond (predeceased) (wife Freida),
Len Bond (wife Eleanor) (both predeceased)
Morris Bond (predeceased),
Gerry Bond (wife Lois).
Dear brother-in-law of
Charles (Marion) Sheppard,
Goldie (Cyril) Taylor,
Ron (predeceased) Carol Sheppard and
Sandra (Merwyn) Sheppard
Ed was a man of many hats. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and visits from his family and friends.
|Ivor JONES Thomas - It is with great sadness that the family of Ivor Thomas Jones announces his passing on March 29, 2019 at the age of 85 years. Ivor will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Ginny Jones. Loving father of Jennifer McLeod (Keith) of Timmins; Olwen Lavoie (Allain) of Sudbury; Thomas Jones (France Moreau) of Montreal; and Trevor Jones (Roxy) of Timmins. Grandad will be greatly missed by grandchildren Dylan (Sonal), Devin (Natisha), Liz (Eric), Kamin (Ellena), Danika (Mackenzie), Aiden, Kynan, Liam, Ella-Rose, Joaquin, Sloane and Kingston; and great-grandchildren Derek and Rebecca. Uncle Ivor will be missed by many nephews/nieces and great-nephews/nieces. Young and old - everyone was included in his pirate crew. Ivor is survived by his sister Clairette Webb (Al) and sister-in-law Raye Jones who will miss him dearly, as will his in-laws Jane Petty and Alison Chafton (Jimmy).
Ivor is predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth (Sally) Jones; his parents Ernest Jones Sr. and Violet Jones (née Taylor); his brother Ernest (Sonny) Jones Jr. and sister-in-law Joyce Jones; brother Raymond Jones; and brother-in-law Doug Webb.
Ivor was born in Stoney Stanton, England and immigrated to Canada in 1948. With Welsh roots, Ivor took great pride in his heritage and loved the game of rugby. He was a founding member of the first Brantford Harlequins rugby team. Ivor’s career as an educator and leader spanned many decades and many miles, from Brantford’s Ontario School for the Blind, to several secondary schools in Toronto, to the James Bay Education Centre and Northern College in Moosonee/Moose Factory. Music was a huge part of Ivor’s life, and he was well-known for his ability to remember songs and lyrics. He loved his time performing, whether at family gatherings, parties with friends, the Lion’s Telethon, with the Toronto Men’s Teacher’s Choir, Take Two Theatre, or gigs with the Northern Harmony Singers and Three Thorns and a Rose. Guess who was the rose? His strong commitment to volunteerism was demonstrated over many years with a multitude of organizations, including the Lions Club (Past District Governor of Lions International), Northern Diabetes Health Network, Barber’s Bay Ratepayers Association, and the Timmins and District Hospital Board of Directors.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends on Saturday April 6 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home at 21 Elm Street South, Timmins (705-268-4488). A tribute to Ivor’s life will take place at 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations to the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Rugby Foundation/Brantford Harlequins Rugby Football Club would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.lessardstephens.com.
|Claire POIRIER (Chartrand) - After a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loved ones, Claire Poirier (Chartrand) passed away March 16th, 2019 at the age of 74. She will be greatly missed by her best friend and life long partner Rheal “Ray” Poirier of 50 plus years, her children Rheal Jr. “Cricket”, Nicole (Roch), Rolly (Sue) and Leeanne (Sweet Pea), her grandchildren Brandon (Brittany), Kayla (Joey), Roxanne (Jesse), Stephen (Kayla), Joey (Shannon) and Ashley and 8 great grandchildren Natalee, Riley, Evan, Shae-lynn, Connor, Brantley, Dominic and Hayden. As well as lots of family and friends. Claire lived a beautiful long life in Dowling since 1969 with her husband Ray. The love between them was like no other. Claire was so full of life, she was an active member of the Onaping Falls Lions Club and Tops. She had a sewing business for many years meeting new people all the time. For such a little lady she made a big impression on everyone she met. Claire was an amazing woman with a beautiful heart and soul. She loved country music, dancing, camping and enjoyed making people laugh.
|PETERSON, Elizabeth Jane "Betty" - August 3, 1945 - March 13, 2019 It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Betty Peterson with family by her side while at Maison McCulloch Hospice in Sudbury. She has joined her husband and her forever love Vyrn. Lovingly remembered by her daughter Kerry Peterson (Mike) and her son Cory Peterson. Beloved Grams of Randalyn, Savanna (Bill), Michael (Tia), Jesse and Tracy (Keith). Treasured Great Grams to Paris, Minisha, Kaia, Aurora, Damian, Zoey and Jasmine. Loving sister of Peter, Paul, Michael, Robert and Woody. She was an aunt and a friend to many. Betty was an active community member volunteering her time with the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #189 in Blind River, the Lions Club, the Eastern Star and the Cadets. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal given for outstanding community services. The family wants to thank the nurses and doctors at Maison MuCulloch Hospice as well as the staff at Share Care and the Northeast Cancer Treatment Centre. The family appreciates donations to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #189 in Blind River or to the Northern Cancer Foundation at www.ncfsudbury.com Family and friends are invited to visit at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #189 in Blind River on Saturday, March 23, 2019 beginning at 12pm until time of service at 2pm. Reverend Roberta Garrett-Wilson officiating. Luncheon to follow services. Members of the Blind River Lions Club are requested to assemble at the Legion on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00pm for a memorial service for the late Lion Elizabeth “Betty” Peterson. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #189 are requested to assemble at the Legion on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:15pm for a memorial service for their late Comrade Elizabeth “Betty” Peterson.|
|Laird, Blyth Suddenly and unexpectedly, Laird Blyth died on Monday, February 11, 2019 at his home in Powassan. He was 71 years old. Laird was the beloved husband of Nancylou (Wroe) of Powassan. He was the much-loved father of Georgeina Blyth of Bradford, David Blyth (Audrey) of Montreal, QC, Nancy Piacentini (Stefan) of France and Todd Blyth (Angie) of Phelpston. Grandpa will be lovingly remembered by seven grandchildren: Dylan, Luca, Falco, Brayden, Audree Ann, Sara and Olivia. Laird was the dear brother of Joan Wight (Lawrence) of Keswick and the late Ilda “Mona” Dreiser (the late Bill). Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Laird’s life will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Powassan Lions Club (cheques only please) are suggested. For further information, to make a donation, to order flowers or to leave a condolence message, please visit www.paulfuneralhome.ca or call PAUL FUNERAL HOME 705-724-2024|
|Dickson, Thomas Arthur “Tom” on January 13th, 2019 at the age of 69 years after a difficult yet courageous 3-year battle with cancer
|STUART, Susan (Sue) - 1946 - 2019 It is with great sadness that the family of Susan Stuart announces her passing on 3 January 2019 at the age of 72, resulting from a long battle with multiple myeloma. Predeceased by her parents, John & Flora (nee Cockburn) Stuart, Sue leaves behind her daughter Heather & her partner John, grandchildren Ryan, Jack and Kate, her nephew Calum & his partner Mel, brother Peter & sister Ruth & her partner Peter, plus her many dear friends and extended family in Sudbury, North Bay, Hamilton and well beyond. For over 36 years Sue was involved with education as a classroom teacher and maths consultant with the Rainbow District School Board. Sue was a life member of Ontario Association of Maths Educators (OAME) with a special love of the Math Olympics. From 1990 to 2004, Sue worked at Nipissing University as a professor, researcher, and speaker. As a respected authority on mathematics education, Sue developed and authored many teacher resources, work books and textbooks in math curriculum development. She worked with Nelson Publishing and educators in many provinces of Canada. With Nipissing University she provided teacher training in South Africa, Anguilla, Montserrat and Bhutan. Sue’s volunteer work was extensive. She was a proud member of the Sudbury Teachers Lions Club where she held many executive positions. She was passionate about the Lions Quest program that linked education to values. Sue was awarded the Melvin Jones and Lions Quest Fellowships. Susan became a member of CFUW Sudbury and quickly became a dynamic member of the club. She was a member of the Revolving Book Club, the Dining and Wine Tasting clubs. Sue’s eclectic interests and life experiences brought together family, friends and strangers alike through food, travel, a glass (or 2) of good wine, books and story telling. She was never happier than when she was at Joe Lake on a warm summer day. Sue was devoted to her family and her friends. Supporting and celebrating their successes gave her great pleasure. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but her impact on so many lives will be felt for generations to come. We would like to extend our thanks to the palliative care staff at Health Sciences North. A memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1553 Weller St, Sudbury at 2pm on Friday 18 January 2019 and a celebration of Sue’s life will be held in Sturgeon Falls in the spring. Please consider a donation to Sudbury Teachers Lions Club in Sue’s honour (donations to Barbara Nott, 130 Wedgewood Dr, Sudbury ON P3A 3E4 / email@example.com). Cremation arrangements entrusted to SIMPLE WISHES OF THE NORTH , Sudbury Ontario. www.simplewishesnorth.com13320365|
|Tracy, Doug passed away peacefully at the Manitoulin Health Centre in Little Current on January 1, 2019 at the age of 91.
He trained at the University of Toronto where he obtained his Funeral Directing license.
He married Evelyn Audrey Madden on September 1, 1951 and were married for 63 years until her death in 2013.
He is remembered by his family, predeceased by infant daughter Jennifer Lyn, Marilyn (predeceased Larry), grandson Mike (Samantha)and Kim (Tim), granddaughter Joy and grandson Robert and all his extended family members.
Dad will be fondly remembered for his curiosity and zest for life!
|Swan, Toivo Verner (Toby) of Espanola passed away at the Espanola Nursing Home on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the age of 88. Dear son of the late Otto & Helga (nee Ojanen) Swan. Beloved husband of the late Martha (nee Bull). Loving mother of Davis (wife Barbara) of Vancouver, B.C. and Toby (wife Janice) of Espanola. Cherished by his grandchildren Elliot, Devin, Lauren, Tyson and Brady. Dear brother of Helmer Swan, Taito Swan and Ann Walli all predeceased. Also sadly missed by many friends and relatives. Friends and relatives may gather at the Bourcier Funeral Home, Espanola for a celebration of life on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 10 AM until the time of service at 2 PM in the Bourcier Funeral Home. Interment of ashes in the Beaver Lake Cemetery in the spring. If so desired, donations to the Espanola Nursing Home would be appreciated. Arrangements by BOURCIER FUNERAL HOME LTD , Espanola.|
|CONNORS, Shawn - 1957 - 2018 The family announces with sorrow his sudden death in Mesa, Arizona on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at age 61. He is survived by his Wife Nicole Riopel, his children Jason (Cheri), Justin (Kyla) and Ashley all of Timmins. Proud grandfather of Graiden, Abbey, Reid, Karissa, Hailey and Elias. Also survived by his step-children Kelly (Ken) of Timmins and Amanda (Ben) of Toronto as well as his brothers and sisters Anne-Marie, Maureen, Jojo (Dan) and Fitzgerald all of Nfld., Billy and Michael (Glynnis) from Ont. and Kevin (Donna) of N.S., step-siblings, many nieces and nephews, and his Arizona family. Predeceased by his parents Josephine and William Connors, his very dear Aunt Alice Shea, sister Jackie Crowley and her beloved daughter Vicki, brother-in-law Roger Dugal, father In-law Ovide Riopel and Mother-in-law Elizabeth Riopel and Step-mother Joan Connors. Shawn was raised in Newfoundland and was a proud Newfie. After a tough start in life, at age 15 he left Nfld. with $103 dollars in his pocket and made his way to Timmins. He worked in forestry and mining having spent most of his career at Kidd Metsite. With hard work and determination he became Union President and fought tirelessly for workers rights. Shawn was well known for his efforts volunteering throughout the community. He stood as past president of the Schumacher Lion's Club, member of The Porcupine Kinsmen Club, former chair of Ducks Unlimited Timmins chapter and as a former volunteer with the Connaught Fire Hall. Shawn loved summering at his Marceau Lake cottage and snow-birding in Arizona. Cremation will take place. A celebration of life will occur at the Schumacher Lion's Club, located at the McIntyre Arena December 13th, immediate family accepted from 9-10AM, 10AM-3PM will be open to public with a catered lunch. Remembrance donations to the Schumacher Lions Club are appreciated.|
|Johnson, Reid Allen
December 20, 1928 – November 20, 2018
It is with great sadness we share the passing of Reid Allen Johnson. He is preceded in death by spouses Irene (Flick) and Linda (Roush), daughter Stephanie (Murnyack) and granddaughter Jeanette (Lyons). Surviving children of Jo Elaine, Reginald, Deborah, Ann, Jay, Timothy, Nathan and Ivan. Additionally he leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Reid retired from teaching in the United States in 1979. Reid and Linda moved to an A-frame on Bright Lake, Iron Bridge in 1980 and became Canadian citizens. Reid dedicated his life to the Lions Club; travelling extensively for the organization and the United Church of Iron Bridge, remaining extremely active until the time of passing. Friends may call at the Beggs Funeral Home, Thessalon on Sunday November 25, 2018 from 7 to 9pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Iron Bridge United Church on Monday November 26, 2018 at 11am. Spring interment in Spruce Grove Cemetery. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Iron Bridge Lions Club or the Iron Bridge United Church.
|Gerald CAZA, In loving memory of mr. Gérald Caza who passed away at his residence on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the age of 67 years.
Predeceased by his parents, Anicet et Germaine Caza and his sister Gabrielle Caza.
He will be missed by his children Dianne Dupuis (Luc ), Adam Caza (Melissa) and Carolanne Caza, his grandchildren, Eric Dallaire Jr. , Justin Dallaire, Dolan Dallaire, Jordan Caza, Alexander Caza, Conner Caza, Jacob Sawyer and Maxim Hardy, hIs great grandchildren, Kiley Dumont, Mason Henwood, Callum Dallaire, Maxis Dallaire, and his brothers Raymond Caza (Katherine) and Yvon Caza.
Gerald's family will receive family and friends on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Perrin Funeral Chapel from 9 am until 10:45 am. The funeral mass will follow at the Sacred Heart Church at 11 am. Fr. L. Tanguay officiating.
If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.
|Murphy, JAMES ATMORE
In loving memory of James (Jim) Atmore Murphy who passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Credit Valley Hospital Palliative Oncology.
Jim was born in Owen Sound, Ontario on September 30, 1947
He is survived by his loving wife Bev (Elliott) loving father of Michael Murphy, Susan Murphy, Richard Murphy (Elena)
Stepfather to Stephanie (Thomas)
Loving Grandfather to Thomas, peter, Stephen and Sean. Special step grandfather to Dariah.
Predeceased by his grandparents and parents in Owen Sound and his brother.
Cremation at St. Johns Dixie in Mississauga, Ontario.
Burial will be at the family plot at park lawn cemetery in Sudbury, Ontario next spring 2019. Date to be announced at a later time.
There was no visitation at Jim’s request. Jim will always be remembered as generous, loving caring person who was always there to help everyone. He was a long time member of the Walden Lions Club.
Donations to Credit Valley Hospital Oncology would be appreciated.
|Lang, Paul, Suddenly, yet peacefully, Paul died Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at his Trout Creek home with his beloved wife of 36 years Maureen (Cowden) by his side. He was in his 62nd year. Paul was the much-loved father of Shannon (Adam Nielen), Tanya, Amy and Mary-Ann (Codey Munshaw). Papa Oats will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Dallas, Coral, Brooklyn and Hope. Paul was the dear son of Clare Lang and the late Veronica (Muriwske) and brother of Margaret Daley (Paul, deceased), Patti King (Ron), Wayne Lang (Bev), Sherrie McGrath (Paul), Deserie Parsons (Freeman), Melanie Harden (Glenn), Mark Lang (Angela), and Lesa Lingenfelter (Paul). He was a dear son-in-law of Betty and the late Don Cowden, and brother-in-law of John Cowden (Kerri Thompson), Paul Cowden and Nancy Clarke (Jerry, deceased). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, and friends. Family and friends are invited to gather at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Trout Creek on Monday, September 24 at 11 am for a graveside service. Then to meet at the Trout Creek Community Centre from 1:30 to 3:30 with a brief tribute service at 2 pm and Celebration of Life gathering to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Powassan & Area Food Bank or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario are suggested, cheques only please. For further information, to order flowers, to make a donation, or to leave a condolence message, please contact www.paulfuneralhome.ca or call PAUL|
|MANSEAU, Ronald - 1941 - 2018 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ronald Manseau on Sunday September 16, 2018 at the age of 77. Ron lived in Virginiatown, Ontario and worked at Kerr Addison Mines, was an active member of the V-Town Lions Club and retired as Chief of the Volunteer Fire Brigade of McGarry Township. He moved to Timmins in 2008 to be closer to his family where he continued his membership as a Lions Club Member. He is predeceased by his loving wife Suzanne Manseau and will be greatly missed by his children Robert and Marie-Claude, his daughter in law Sylvie Sylvestre and his grandchildren Phillip, Theodore and Liliana. He will also be missed by his extended family and many friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday September 22, 2018 at LESSARD-STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME , 21 Elm St. South, Timmins, ON (705-268-4488) from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. A memorial service will be held in the funeral chapel at 3:30 pm. A celebration of life reception to follow at St-Mary’s Residence at 225 Fifth Ave, Timmins from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations can be made to the Stan Fowler Fund c/o Schumacher Lion’s Club P.O. Box 231, Schumacher, Ontario, P0N 1G0. Online condolences or donation can be made at www.lessardstephens.com13301780|
|Leger, Rita, Passed away on Friday September 14, 2018 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital in Kitchener at the age of 63 years. Rita was the partner of Valerie ( Val ) Gauvin both of St. Charles Ontario. Loving mother of Wayne ( Siobhan ) of Kitchener and Julie Gauvin ( Jose Chacon ) of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Kaileigh, Aiden, Hannah, Brendan, Bella and Noah. Dear sister of Leandre ( Marcella ) of P.E.I. Rita will also be missed by nieces and nephews. At Rita's request cremation has taken place. Donations to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family.|
|Wotton, Jim In Loving Memory of James “Jim” David Wotton who passed away in Sudbury, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Beloved husband and friend of Linda (nee Kennedy). Loving father of Gene (Lee-Ann) and Richard (Brandy). Cherished grandfather of Connor and Aiden. He is survived by brothers Robert (Helen) of Sechelt B.C., Bill of Kamloops B.C. He is predeceased by John (Shelly). Uncle to Liisa of Toronto and Michael of Sechelt B.C. Jim enjoyed his work in mining and consulting in Canada and around the world. A proud member of Lions International (Capreol Lions Club), he served his community with energy and pride. He was also a member of Citizens on Patrol, Haileybury School of Mining Alumni, Sudbury Naturalist and Geocaching. Jim will be sadly missed by his good friends with whom he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jim’s life was celebrated with family and friends on Saturday, July 14, 2018.|
|Dodge, Robert passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in the Health Science North Hospital in Sudbury at the age of 76 years surrounded by members of his loving family. Robert fought a very courageous battle with cancer, but he lived and seized every day to the fullest.
Robert was born on July 23, 1941 in Kirkland Lake. He led a distinguished career in education for 36 years; three years as a teacher and thirty three years as a principal. He dedicated himself to a life of service beyond his school and to the greater community; as an active member of his parish, as a teacher of faith, leadership and parenting courses. He assumed several executive positions as a member of the Lions Club for 46 years. He volunteered his time without expection or reservation in countless projects, including ensuring the successful establishment and completion of the Northdale Manor. His commitment as an teacher and life time learner extended to his second career as a financial planner with The Royal Bank. Robert believed that no matter what happened in life, you needed to be kind to people. He believed that being kind to people was a wonderful legacy.
Loving husband of Colleen. Proud father of David, Beverly (Dan) and Richard (Angie). Survived by his brothers, Tom and John and by his sisters, Annette, Rita & Terri. Predeceased by his parents, Aldolph & Simone as well as his brother Gilbert. Robert will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Curtis, Tyler, Dylan and Jaclyn. Relatives and friends may pay respect at the Perrin Funeral Home, 128 Whitewood Avenue West, New Liskeard on Sunday July 1st, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning July 2nd, 2018 at 11 o’clock in the Mother of Perpetual Help Church, New Liskeard.
In memory of Robert, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or The Northdale Manor would be appreciated by the family.
It is with an aching heart that the family announces the passing of Richard Lefebvre, age 74 years, at Health Sciences North, Friday May 18th, 2018 after an extended illness. He passed peacefully and in comfort with Anita, the love of his life, holding his hand, never having lost his wonderful sense of humour. Richard Jean-Baptiste Lefebvre was born in Sudbury, the son of Michel and Marie-Jeanne (nee Sabourin) Lefebvre predeceased. Beloved brother of Theresa Anthony (Lawrence), Rene (Leona) both predeceased, Jean Paul (predeceased) (Pauline), Mariette Robineau (Gaetan predeceased), Sylvia Lacroix (Emile) both predeceased, Edmond (predeceased) and Bernard (predeceased). Richard is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita (nee McChesney), and sons Todd (Kelli), Kevin (Nicole), and was a loving Poppa of four grandchildren, Abigail, Sophie, Andre and Margot. He was a 25-year veteran of the Sudbury Regional Police Service and an avid model railroader and train enthusiast. He was previously an active member of the Lions Clubs of Copper Cliff, Garson and Minnow Lake. He will be dearly missed by friends and family alike. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff at both Health Sciences North, and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care, for all of the wonderful care and overwhelming support they provided. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. (Friends may call 4-8pm Thursday and after 10:30am Friday). Funeral Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 11:30am. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make donations to the Northern Ontario Railway Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol, normhc.ca.
Rose Marie Cameron
Passed away Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
at Health Sciences North after complications with influenza B
Beloved wife of William “Bill” Cameron predeceased in 2017. Loving mother of Anne Cameron (Greg Pagan) and Kathy Cameron (Rene Noel). Cherished Grandma of Brandon and Trevor Rainville and Sam Pagan. Special Grandma of Jennifer and her children Christian and Kayden. Predeceased by her parents Francis and Lillian Poirier and brothers Ralph and Charlie. Survived by her brother Frank Poirier of British Columbia. Sadly missed by Bill’s children Robert predeceased (wife Carol) and Jim (wife Rita) and his grandchildren James and Jason (son Dylan) Cameron. She will also be missed by Troy Rainville, Jackie Jennings and her dear friends from nursing, The Minnow Lake Lions Club and her many social groups.
Rose worked as a nurse for over 40 years at various hospitals in Canada finishing off her career at the Algoma Hospital in Sudbury. In her own words, after retirement she “started living”. She had a full schedule each week which included movie nights with the girls, AandW for hamburgers, TOPS, Rummoli, plays at Cambrian Theatre, bus trips with the ladies to Toronto and Friday night family dinners. We are so lucky she left us with so many happy memories we will all cherish in our hearts forever. We will miss you.
In Loving Memory of Monica Gagnon (nee Cleaver), 77 years, who passed away, after a short but brave battle with cancer, surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Health Sciences North. Beloved wife of the late Harley Gagnon (predeceased July 2011). Monica and Harley were married on May 4, 1963 and spent the early years of their marriage in Coniston and relocated to Winnipeg, MB in 1979, returning to Coniston in 1997. Loving mother of Andrea (predeceased April 1964), Charlene Plexman (Todd), Michael Gagnon (Lauren) of Cowichan Bay, British Columbia. Cherished grandmother of Marina, Julia, Aaron and Marc. She was a loving mother and friend who was a true role model for her children and grandchildren. Born in Sudbury she was the daughter of the late Nellie and John (Lefty) Cleaver. Dear sister of Jerry (Lynn) both predeceased, Bob (predeceased), Rodney (Deborah) and Joe (Millie). Sadly missed by sisters-in-law Shirley Barbe and Arlene Belamy (Ken) and many nieces and nephews. Monica enjoyed giving back to her community as demonstrated through her involvement in numerous volunteer organizations such as Brownies, Figure Skating, Optimists Club in Winnipeg, CWL, Lions Club, Seniors Club of Coniston. She had many friends throughout her journey in the communities of Coniston, Winnipeg and Mesa. Monica enjoyed time with her family especially her grandchildren who were the light of her life. She had a positive attitude and always loved a good joke and entertaining people with her stories and quick wit. Well known for her baking abilities, she often provided friends and family with their favourite treats. Monica was crafty and wasn't afraid to try something new. After Harley passed away in July of 2011, Monica moved into the Pavillion apartment complex in Coniston where she was known for her organizational skills in arranging get togethers in the common room. She loved a cool swim in the lake and a warm campfire. Monica and Harley enjoyed their warm winters in Mesa Arizona for many years. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 38 Cedar Street, Coniston on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Family will welcome friends following the Mass at the Colonial Inn, 28 Cedar Street, Coniston. The family would like to sincerely thank the amazing staff on 4 South at Health Sciences North for their compassion and care. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made directly to the MS Society or Maison McCulloch Hospice.
|Shamess, Marilyn, In Loving Memory
of Marilyn Joan Shamess (nee Telfer)
Passed away Sunday, March 11th 2018
at the Espanola Regional Hospital after suffering
complications from influenza and pneumonia
She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years Kenneth “Ken” Shamess, her step son Steven Shamess (Lynn) and their 5 children. Predeceased by parents Herbert and Katharine Telfer (nee Robson) and her brother Herbert Telfer. Also survived by her sisters; Wendy Ray(Jim), Sharron Colbert (Gary), Vikki Paquette (Bert), Marcia Lessard (Andre) and Deedra Telfer. She will be sadly missed by her many beloved grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her many friends through her involvement with the Whitefish District Lions. Marilyn served as President, Secretary and Treasurer, and received awards in honor of her dedication to the community. She was also a member of the Beaver Lake Club Association. Marilyn will be forever remembered for her determination and love of family, life and laughter.
|Renaud, Daniel Reunited at long last with his beautiful wife Judy (nee Rivard) on March 7, 2018. Cherished dad and "best pal" to his daughter Mary-Joe and sons Thaddeus and the late Kenneth and baby Daniel. Proud pepé of Bryan and Megan Van de Bemt and Margaret and David Renaud. Dan will be dearly missed by his loving partner of many years Paula Campbell, her daughters Ruth, Mary and Paula and the whole Campbell clan. Dear brother of Fred and Pat Renaud. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Margaret Renaud. Dan retired from Hiram Walker after over 30 years of service. Dan had a kind word and smile for everyone he met and leaves behind many friends in Windsor, St Joseph's Island and Titusville, Florida and was a proud member of the Lions Club. Special thanks to his care team Dr. Kanjakeel, Dr. Gupta, Dr. Tambakis and nurses Bianca, Danielle, James, Jenn, Kerri, Kim, Megan, Nhi, Reuben and Stephanie. Dan was able to enjoy time with family and friends this past year only because of the generosity of community blood donors. The family asks that people consider donating blood, in memory of Dan, if they are able. A memorial blood drive will be held in Dan's honour. Information on the blood drive will be available at the funeral home. Visitation Friday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 4:30 p.m. Visitation Saturday 10:45 a.m. until time of funeral procession at 11:45 a.m. from
3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor,
519-969-5841 to Sacred Heart Church, LaSalle for Funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
|Patrois, Roger passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, with his family surrounding him. Roger will be sorely missed by his wife of 51 years, Sharon, his children Karen, Andrew and Vincent, and their spouses Jason, Lisa and Kim, and his Aunt Carmen. Proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren, he will always hold a special place in their hearts. Dear brother-in-law of Judy, Rick and Barb. Roger was a dedicated member of the Ferris Lions Club. He was a retired police constable of the O.P.P. Roger was a proud member of Scouts Canada, and a supported of Girl Guides of Canada for many years. The family is grateful for the excellent nurses and staff at the North Bay Regional Health Centre, whose care and kindness will not be forgotten. A Celebration of Life will take place at St. John's Anglican Church, North Bay, at 2:00 P.M. on Feb. 24. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to All Heart Pet Rescue, Powassan, ON13251793|
December 30, 2021 98 years old
In loving memory of Philip F. Gniazdoski, 98 years, who died peacefully Thursday, December 30th, 2021 at Health Sciences North.
Charter Member Coniston Lions Club 1964, Lions District Governor 1982-83. Phil received the Lions Helen Kellar Award, Lions Melvin Jones Award, Life member of the Lions Foundation of Canada, and he lived the Lions motto “we serve on a daily basis”.