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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert
Lawrence on Nov.13, 2023
He was 82 and a lifelong Sudbury resident. He was the owner/operator of a few, vastly different, local businesses, culminating with Spee-Dee Print.
He was a proud Lions Club member for over 42 years, following in his father Bob's footsteps. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed assembling buildings to accompany his model train collection. As well, he introduced many to his hobby of hand-building & flying remote controlled airplanes.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of James William Murray Cameron, 76 years, on October 6, 2023. Beloved husband to Donna McCormack and loving father to Michael (Judy) of Taipei and Daniel of Whitefish. He was the adored grandfather to Ryan and Erin, who he loved deeply. Missed by his puppy Ginny.
Jim was born on December 9, 1946 and Waterside N.S. to James and Laura (Porter) Cameron both predeceased. Jim is predeceased by his sister Rena Smith (Murray) and brother Bayne. He will be sadly missed by siblings Don Porter (Jean) of Nanaimo, BC, Angus of Amherst N.S., George (Charlotte) of Capreol, Margaret Perry (Ed) of Nanaimo, BC, Charles (Darlene) of Winnipeg, Brenda Steele (Leigh) of Nanaimo, BC, David (Jenny) of Pictou, N.S., Clifford (Janet) of new Glasco, N.S., Shirley of Pictou, N.S., and Everett (Dale) of Mount Thom, N.S.
Jim will be sadly missed by his in-laws, Velma and Glenn McCormack, and Edward Delaurier all predeceased, Glenda Majkot (John predeceased) of Airdrie, AB, John, McCormack predeceased, and Jim McCormack (Trish) of Windsor. Jim was the much loved “Uncle Jim” to a plethora of nieces and nephews, great and grand. And if that wasn’t enough family, Jim became an “adopted” member of the family of Patricia and Edward Kiviaho of Whitefish both predeceased. Left to mourn are his “adopted” siblings, Sandy (Linda), Gail (Allan), Richard (Kelly), Kris (Dan), Janice (Rainer) , Dana (Una) and Doug (Diane). Missing his funny, charismatic, and endearing personality is his adored God daughter, Erika, her sisters, and cousins. He enjoyed being the “bad example” to them all.
Jim had a 39+ year career with the City of Greater Sudbury, retiring as manager of Municipal Maintenance. He enjoyed coaching Walden and Sudbury Minor Baseball, and Walden Minor Hockey through the years his boys were involved in sports. He was also an active and Past President of the Whitefish and District Lions Club. Jim had many hobbies over the years. They included building and crashing model airplanes, boat building, reading, and woodworking but his favourite past time was getting out on his tractors to plow, grade brush hog, or wood chip. The family would like to thank his awesome nurses and PSW’s on the 4th floor South Tower at Health Sciences North, and the Bayshore nursing staff, especially Tara. Tasha. Heidi and Onyinye.
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Maitland Ozburne Wilson on August 11, 2023, at home, with his loving family by his side.
Mait was born January 11, 1938, to Jack and Edna (VanHorne) both predeceased. Mait worked 46 years in the automotive sector, Mait loved hunting on Manitoulin Island with his brothers, and at Amyott with his dear friend "Shorty" and company, over the years...the fun and great stories of the hit and misses brought a lot of laughter and wonderful times. Mait had many happy memories traveling the world with Shirley and Greg. He loved bowling, and belonging to the Walden Seniors, enjoying their card groups, luncheons, dinners and social evenings, which added happy times in his retirement. His sense of humour and wit will be missed.
He has volunteered over the years with different organizations, Boy Scouts, Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society, and others. Mait was a proud member of the Water/Walden Lions club for 39 years, receiving the Melvin Jones award.
Predeceased by his brother Leowen (Ownie). Survived by his loving supportive wife of 57 years, Shirley (Logue) and son Gregory (Oakville), brother Keith (SSM), sister Linda/Seppo (Toronto), sister-in-law Zella/Aurele (Espanola) and many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank Bayshore Nursing Staff, especially Lyndsey for her care and compassion through Mait's journey, also to Dr. Lecasseau, Dr. Carlson, and the Palliative care team. Cremation by Sudbury Park Lawn. Graveside service Grove Cemetery , Manitoulin
1946 - 2023
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ron on July 2, 2023, at the Temiskaming Hospital.
He was loved and remembered by his best friend Wanda Taylor, his children; Gord Taylor, Stephanie Perrin (Derek Etches), Mike (Lisa), grandchildren; Thomas and Alex, nieces, and nephews; Laurie (John), Janice (André) and Jonathan. Ron was predeceased by his son Paul.
He was a member of the New Liskeard Lions Club for 25 years, National Cash Register for 45 years and owned the Wine Place for 20 years. Ron enjoyed spending some of his time with the founding fathers fishing friends.
He was loved by everyone he met.
Passed away peacefully at the North Bay Regional Health Centre on April 13, 2023 at the age of 82. Loving wife of Robert Kingsnorth. Beloved mother of Shauna Kingsnorth-Chan (Phil) and Tanya Forth (Mike). Grandmother of Madelin and Sydney Chan and Aiden and Roslyn Forth. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Grace was a long time member of the Widdifield Lions Club, where she served as District Governor in 1998 and 1999, as club president and club secretary; was zone chair and region chair. Grace was responsible for the musical ride coming to North Bay, was effective speaking chair and LCIF and was in charge of numerous A-5 and MDA conventions that happened in North Bay. Grace was the recipient of a progress Melvin Jones, a Helen Keller Followship, presidential certificate of appreciation and was awarded Lion of the Year. She was also heavily involved with the Family Enrichment Program. She will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know her. Family receiving friends at HILLSIDE FUNERAL SERVICES, 362 Airport Rd North Bay on Saturday June 3rd from 11am until time of service at 1pm. A Lion’s service will be held at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Grace can be made to the Dog Guide’s or the Lions Club International Foundation.
Lion Jake served as Zone 47 North Chair in 1989-90 under Past District A5 Governor Lion Merv St Amand. The following year in 1990-91 he served as Region 47 Chair under Past District Governor John Moody.
He was also involved as a member of the District A5 Convention Advisory Committee for several terms, serving as Chair of the committee in 1992-1993 under Governor Bill Wuorinen. He also chaired the 1998 District A5 Convention hosted by Zone 47 North Clubs under Past District Governor Norm Bigras.
Lion Jake was very involved in the District’s Effective Speaking program chairing the committee for many years. He was last listed in this position in 2006-7 under PDG Lion Bob Kingsnorth. He was also involved in Effective Speaking through the Valley East Lions Club, either sponsoring local students and contests or hosting District finals. It was obvious to many of us that his passion to see young people strive to succeed in Effective Speaking kept him involved to promote and help educate the public and Lions about our involvement in this worthy program for our youth.
He was like many of us that look forward to our Annual District A5 Convention. The election of our officers for the coming year, the fellowship and enjoyment we share is something all Lions should work to attend to enjoy the many benefits. Renewing friendships and becoming familiar with activities and programs around the District from club members help to make us all better Lions.
He had a desire to know more about Lions and was enthusiastic to serve our District as a Zone and Region Chair so the knowledge he gained in these positions could be shared with others.
Lion Jake was a very active member of District A5 and of the Valley East Lions Club. He held several Board positions with the Valley East Lions Club over the years he was a member of the Club. Lion Jake held the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director, Membership Chairperson, Senior Supper Chairperson, and Children’s Christmas Party Chairperson. He was also involved in the Lions Children’s Christmas Telethon.
Lion Jake will be truly missed. Rest in peace.
|WRIGHT, Margaret Mary
1925 - 2023
The family of Margaret wish to announce her passing in Temiskaming Hospital on Friday March 24,2023 at the young age of 97.
Margaret Mary McFarlane was born on April 26, 1925 in New Liskeard to Annie and Ross McFarlane.
Margaret met the love of her life, Allan John Wright and they married in New Liskeard. They spent 68 years together and enjoyed life to the utmost.
Margaret and Allan raised two daughters whom they loved dearly., Vicky married to Alvin Willard and Jane married to Rick Watson.
And then came grandchildren Scott and Angie Willard, Ryan and Amy Watson.
Mom and dad so loved their grandkids and spent hours taking them on secret picnics, time at the cottage, family dinners celebrating many birthdays, lots of card games, fishing , and doing what outdoor loving families do.
The cottage was their sanctuary and years were spent there, not only just the two summer months but during the winter we skidooed every Sunday right after Church.
And then there were the numerous winters they spent at their home in Florida, enjoying the warm sunshine, the golf and the many friends they made during their time there.
Mom devoted her time to many volunteer organizations over the years. She was the last remaining Charter Member of the New Liskeard Lionettes and also working tirelessly for the Cancer Society, groups in St Johns Anglican Church and many more.
Mom and dad loved their games of bridge with the Buckhams on Friday nites sometimes after a round of golf.
And her bridge clubs she belonged to was so enjoyable for her. Her bridge club girls had fun when they got together for cards and dessert.
Speaking of dessert……….no meal was complete unless there was dessert. And she was an amazing baker………….her butter tarts, pies, Christmas cake, cookies………and even this past week she was still loving her sweets.
Mom loved to be in her garden tending to her flowers even well into her 90’s, knitted many sweaters, socks and mitts for us and the church, golfed, curled, loved to skate, walked at least once a day and was still playing the piano at the Manor not that long prior to her passing.
But most of all was her love of beating her PSW Jen or her son-in-laws Alvin and Rick at a game of Crib. And she would be so proud when she skunked them…….and we all heard about it……….
Mom loved getting emails from her family and friends, checking her Facebook posts and making interesting comments on some of them. She did puzzles and played Solitaire daily on her iPad. WE were blessed that each nite Jane and I could chat with her on Facetime and tuck her in for the nite. The Grandkids and greats grandkids had fun chatting with her on Facetime as well. They so loved their Gramma and GG.
Family was more important than anything else
We all ,family and friends, have been subject to Moms curiosity. She loved to ask questions, be in the know, keep up to date on everything from what everyone was doing to world events but that is how you learn and grow. Her passion in every aspect of life was an inspiration to those around her. She did set the bar quite high for all of us to follow
WE all learned amazing life skills from her……..how to be determined, stay strong and be kind to all.
And we thank all the people that touched Moms life from family and friends, her Doctors Pat Logan and Spencer Wilson and caregivers at the hospital and Manor. You all were very special to Mom
And so today we all say thank you to our Matriarch
Vicky and Alvin, Scott, Angie & John, Emily and Chelsea
Jane and Rick, Ryan & Megan, Oscar, Arlo, Esme. Amy and Marc, Ava, Keanan, Kade, Kenna as well as many nieces and nephews are all here to carry on the many wonderful traditions and life skills we learned from the best. Thank you Mom, we love you and will miss you but we will all make you proud.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beautiful mother, grandmother and great grandmother Thelma (Stew) Porter, on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. She was in her 99th year.
Thelma was born and raised in Beeton Ontario where she married Jim Porter (deceased) and with whom she had four children: Glenn Porter (Carol), Wendy Greason (Denny), Dixie Mark (Bob), and Debbie Norman (Leo).
In 1955 Thelma and Jim set off from Beeton on their great adventure to the "wilds" of northern Ontario where they owned and operated a tourist resort on the south shore of Lake Nipissing for 20 years. They then retired to Kearney Ontario where they spent many years enjoying the great outdoors fishing and snowmobiling in Algonquin Park. Thelma and Jim were both active in the Lions Club, the Eastern Star and Masons. They eventually moved back to the North Bay area and enjoyed many more years’ at their cottage on Reuben Lake north of North Bay.
Thelma was blessed with two great loves of her life. After Jim's passing she met our stepdad Earl Graham (deceased). They were both active in the North Bay Lions Club where Thelma was the 1st woman president, taking office when she was well into her eighties.
Thelma is survived by dear sisters Erla McCullough and Glenna Brown and dear brothers Karl Stewart (Jan) and Barry Stewart (Cheryl). She is predeceased by Clifford, Verl, Joyce, Bernice, Phyllis and Yvonne.
She was the proud grandmother to Jordanna Porter, Jenny Vandrie, Scott Brownlee, Chris Brownlee, Amanda Lariviere, Terry McInnes, Lynn McInnes, Leah Norman and Shawn Norman.
She was amazing GG (great grandmother) to Carson, Ruby, Hudson, Kaya, Katelyn, Samantha, April and Abigail, Carlene, Cloe, Hannah, and soon to arrive baby girl Norman-Hughes.
|ELDNER, Eloise Faye (McBride) “Boe”
Boe passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday March 5, 2023, in her 78th year. Fortunate to have had two wonderful men in her life, she was the beloved wife of the late Raymond McBride and the late Fred Eldner. Adored mother of Chris (Corey), Ed (Tammy), Scott (Tammy), Cherie Belanger (Mike) and Heather Koskela (Henry). Much loved grandma to Melissa, Skye, Raven, Tiffany, Kyle, Brianna, Baylee, MacKenzie, Damon, Payton and Nicholas. Loving great-grandma to Briella, Beau, Ryder, Olivia and Cassidy. She was a special aunt and dear friend to Sue MacKinnon.
Predeceased by her parents Mildred and Harry Ulch, her sister’s Jacqueline (late Dave) and Cheryl (Ray), her brother Melvin and her infant daughter Victoria Lynn. Survived by her brother Buck (Wendy), and sister’s Bette (Jim) and Karin (Larry).
Boe was a longtime resident of the Thessalon Area and a proud pillar of the community. She owned and operated Thessalon Flower Pot for over years 40 years and as a florist she was always there to support others during their most joyous and grievous moments. She was a proud member of the Lions Club for over 35 years and could often be found delivering Christmas cheer baskets or coordinating community events. She had a big heart and was always there to help others in need.
Anyone lucky to know her would know how much she loved sharing stories, knitting for everyone and that she always ended her conversations with “I love you.” She loved her family unconditionally. She leaves a large void in our family and will be missed and remembered with love every day.
Thank you to the staff and physicians of Sault Area Hospital who cared for her over the past several months during her illness. Special thanks to ICU staff, Dr. Berry and Dr. Booth for the care and compassion shown to her and our family in her final days.
|DESBIENS, Bernadette, It is with great sadness that the family announces her passing in Sudbury, on Friday, February 24, 2023 at the age of 84 years. Daughter to the late Napoleon and late Diana (née Fortin) Fortin. Loving wife to the late Fernand Desbiens. Cherished mother to Lorraine Lacroix (Armand), late Claude Desbiens (Linda), Lucien Desbiens (Denise), Roger Desbiens (Lorelie), Sylvia Moore (Grant) and Hélène Desbiens-Helmes (Kyle). Cherished grandmother to Denis Lacroix (Ashley), late Rachelle Lacroix, Anna Woolsey (Laine), Danielle Cruickshank (Dale), Melissa Desbiens (Ryan), Luc Desbiens (Jodee), Allen Desbiens (Jasmine), Jo-Anne Desbiens (Rob), John Desbiens, Jennifer Christakos (Steve), Christina Gauthier (Marc), Leah Helmes (Jordan), Sarah Pepper (James) and great-grandmother to 15. Dear sister to Thérèse Tremblay (late August). Predeceased by her other siblings: Jean Fortin (late Marie-Ange), Simone Marquis (late Gérard), Joseph Fortin (late Eva), George Fortin (late Marina), Marcelin Fortin (late Annette), Emile Fortin (late Aline), Firmin Fortin (Roselyne), Pierre Fortin (Richère) and Paul Fortin (Hélène). Sister-in-law to Rose Duval, late Juliette Courtemanche and late Rita Landry. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Bernadette was a proud member with the Onaping Falls Lions Club for 20 years and will be greatly missed by her card and bingo ladies. A special thank you to her sister-in-law Hélène Fortin for her loving care.|
|HILLOCK, Norman Frederick – It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Norm on Saturday January 7th at the North Bay Regional Health Centre at the age of 77 years.
He was predeceased by his parents Robert & Edith, sons Mark & Travis and brothers Don & Bill.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Darlene Hillock. Loving father of Duane and Mathew. Grandfather to Mark, Jessie and Alex and great grandfather to Mark Jr. Also survived by his siblings Ethel Jean Greenland, Audrey Bellmare, Ruth Smith and Keith Hillock.
|POUPORE, Andrew " Andy "
1936 - 2022
In loving memory of Andrew (Andy) Poupore. Who passed away peacefully in the palliative care suite at Englehart Hospital on Tuesday November 8, 2022 at the age of 86.
Survived by loving wife Of 64 years, Dorothy (Dot) Simpkin. Daughter Sherran (Dale) Rooney. Michael (Mike) Poupore. Daughter Cathy Poupore (Bill Nichol). Chosen son Kevin (Samantha) Simpkin. Grandchildren Scott Rooney (Teya McLean), Greg (Megan) Rooney, Megan Poupore (Jonathan North), Kate Poupore (Avery Diabo), Sara and RJ Lariviere, Thea Sangiuliano (Ethan Russell) and 6 great grandchildren Madison Rooney, Andrew Rooney, Emma Rooney, Jake Rooney, Ben Lariviere, and Abby Lariviere.
Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Gertrude (Gibbens) Poupore. Sisters Jean (John Boychuk) Faye (Roy Watkins). Brother Don (Doriel) Poupore. Brother in law John Simpkin. Sister in law Linda (Simpkin) Story. He will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, close friends and his community.
Andy will be remembered for his devotion to the church. His lifetime membership to the Lion’s Club. His part in starting the Earlton Steam and Antique Show. His ability to startup a sing song virtually anywhere. Helping with the Restoration of the 701 train. Attending every parade he could, often with his Jigger. Fundraising for multiple causes. He loved his family, antique tractors, travelling, local history, singing, choirs, Red Skelton, The Big Bang Theory, and talking to anyone of any age. Special thanks to the staff at Englehart Hospital for the tremendous palliative care.
Lion Andy became a member with the Kerns Lion Club in 1971. He was a lifetime member with 51 years of service. He transferred to the Charlton-Englehart Lions Club in 2009 where he was a contributing member until the very end.
Lion Andy was the recipient of the Hellen Keller Service Award and the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Some of Lion Andy's greatest services were to the Yearly Earlton Steam Show and the restoration of Englehart's No. 701 Steam Engine. He was always a willing volunteer for his community and did it with fun and humour. He will be sadly missed by many Lions members, as well as, by his community for his effortless contribution to making our area a better place to live.
|JEAN, Armand PDG
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Armand Sylvio Jean on Monday, October 31, 2022, at Health Sciences North at the age of 91 years. Son of the late Eugene Jean and late Laura Jean (Beaulieu). Beloved husband, best friend and soulmate of Margaret Jean (McKinnon). Loving father of Monique Jean (Dell) and Lise Taylor (Ron) and beloved step-father to Janie Saunders (Robert), Donny Jobin (Monique) and David Jobin (Kelly).
Armand will be sadly missed by his loving grandchildren Christopher, Jessica, Adam and Patrick. He was the best GG papa to Weston, Marcus, Isabella, Danilyn, Ryder, Kalli, and Hailey. They loved his papa specials.
Dear brother of Lorraine Finn and Gérald Jean (Nicole), predeceased by brother Sylvio Jean (Rita). Armand will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Armand, was a hard working business owner for several years managing his own IGA Grocery Store and Boots Drug Store. He was a very proud and involved member of the Minnow Lake Lions club serving 72 years of devoted and dedicated service to the Lions clubs. Armand served as District A5 Governor within the Lions club from 1985 to 1986. Armand was a driving force along with his good friend Bob Oglivy in the building of the Minnow Lake Skateboard Park in 2006 and the Minnow Lake Lions Place. He received numerous awards of recognition in his Lion career such as the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award (1993), Honorary Award (1998), Lifetime Award (2004), President Award (2008) and Perfect Attendance. Armand spent many tireless hours working on the Lions Christmas Telethon and other charity events supporting several fundraising projects for the less fortunate in our city.
With great sorrow the family announces his passing on Tuesday September 20th, 2022 at the Lady Minto Hospital in Cochrane at the age of 68.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Carolle Briand-Bourassa, his siblings Lise DeAraujo (Miguel), Jean-Marc (Lorraine) Bourassa and Richard Bourassa (France Tremblay), brothers and sister-in-law Robert Lévis, Claude Briand (Lynn), Marc Briand (Debbie), André Briand (Francine) and Francine Briand-Allarie (Gilles).
He was predeceased by his father Marcel Bourassa (2021), mother Pauline Bourassa (nee Pinsonneault) (2020), his sister Michelle (1969), brother-in-law Jacques Briand (2010), sister-in-law Diane Lévis (2012), parents-in-law Léopold Briand (1975) and Bernadette Briand, née Prévost (2014) and nephew Justin Bourassa (2021). He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews other relative and many friends.
Over 40 years, Claude was particularly passionate about running having completed over 70 full marathons (42.2 kms), including 25 in Boston, “Le Marathon des Sables” crossing the Sahara Desert as well as the 200+ km Ironman Triathlon. He was particularly proud of having mentored many Cochrane youth to the beauty of long distance training/racing.
It is impossible to over-emphasize the importance of the Claude/Carolle team toward the successful completion of over 41 years of chiropractic practice. Without any exaggeration it would have been impossible without the contribution of each meshed with the other. In short, it has been an honor providing health services to Cochrane and surrounding areas. We give a tip of the hat to Dr. Danielle Mercier who is continuing the tradition of quality care at our original Fifth Avenue site.
No arm twisting was necessary for Claude to accompany Carolle the equivalent of almost 5 years of continuous backpacking through more than 120 countries across 7 continents. We lost count of the number of invaluable life lessons acquired during the course of this odyssey.
A special thanks to Dr. Joey Tremblay, Dr. Susan G. Parsons, Judy Ives and all the nursing staff for the excellent care provided to Claude.
Family and friends are welcome at Génier Gauthier Funeral Home, 70 Seventh Ave South, Cochrane, on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 12 pm to 2:30 pm follow by the funeral service at the funeral home at 2:30 pm. His ashes will be resting at the Cochrane Catholic Cemetery Columbarium.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Lady Minto Hospital Hospice Room and would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to send online condolences to his family or to share photos or memories of Claude, please visit www.geniergauthierfuneralhome.com
|CYR,Lila Passed away in her sleep on September 19, 2022 in Calgary AB on her latest adventure with her sisters. Lila is predeceased by her husband and best friend of 43 years Romain II, and parents Roger Trahan and Yvonne (Moïse), her siblings Adéline Dubois(late Ovide), Roger, Annette Girouard (late Stirling), Louis(Hélène), André(Gert), Hélène Poliquin (late Daniel). She is survived by siblings Yvonne Dubois (late Paul), Aurore Trahan Corbeil (late Bernard), Claire, Cécile Laporte (Noël), Colette (Eugène “Geno”), Michel (Madeleine). Loving mother of Danielle Venedam(Wayne) and Romain III(Susan Corbett-Cyr). Belle Mémère to Véronique, Charlie, Sophie, Kaylie and Jake. She was a cousin, godmother, aunt, great aunt and good friend to so many. She will be missed by all. Lila was a professional hairdresser, small business owner and community super-volunteer. She was President of Blind River Minor Hockey and the Chamber of Commerce before starting her long political career as a municipal councillor in 1982. Her passion for politics was in her blood, as she was following her father on Town Council. Her true impact on the community was her boundless energy for volunteering for committees and boards where she was not afraid to get her hands dirty to get the job done. Her association with any event, was a guarantee of its success. She focused her energy where is she felt she could be the most impactful and was a member of the board with Community Living Algoma for over 24 years. She also found time in between events to learn how to fly, accumulating over 100 hrs. One of her most proud recognitions was being appointed as a Federal Returning Officer for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, one of only 338 positions in the country. Lila was in charge of two federal elections where she was recognised for her outstanding leadership as one of the top ROs in the country. She enjoyed travelling with family and friends. From a cross country 7000km road trip to Newfoundland and Labrador (twice) with 3 sisters to going on her many trips to Portugal to wait out the winter. She lived her life to the fullest and never let 5 different cancers, diabetes, one kidney, loss of a leg slow her down. She is an inspiration to all with her motto when told, you won’t be able to do that: “Just watch me”. In true Lila form, in the weeks preceding her passing, she was getting ready to join the hospital board and had made inquiries about returning to CLA.|
|LITTLE, John Graham – Died on September 15th 2022, after an incredibly brief battle with Leukemia. He was in his 75th year.
He was a Brother to Stuart and AnnaLou, Uncle to many and friend to all he met. He spent 40 years in Kirkland Lake as a business man, and his last 10 years in Muskoka, closer to his cherished family. John was a man of many careers over the years, but his most beloved jobs were being a husband, father and grandfather. With his dearest wife Lesia of 52 years, he enjoyed numerous travels all over the world. His passion was gardening, and the gardens grew bigger and more beautiful every year. He very much looked forward to each spring, so he could add to the garden. Never to shy away from a conversation with his neighbours, the many walks he took through Pine Ridge lasted for hours. John was so proud of his children Pamela and Robert, and equally proud of his son-in law John and daughter-in-law Suzana. The birth of his grandson Matthew was the spark that motivated John to move away from his home in Kirkland Lake to be closer to his family. John taught Matthew the meaning of a “well earned buck!” And Matthew cherished every moment he spent with Grandpa. Pam enjoyed her father’s “banter” and they could discuss anything. He championed all her quests and always made her feel that she was capable of anything - what a gift. He was a loving, supportive father, and his son Robert considered him his best friend. As the years progressed, Robert always kept John up to date with the latest technology and gadgets he loved so much. John also supported his communities in many capacities. He was a Life Member of the Kirkland Lake Lions Club, he sat on numerous Boards, and especially enjoyed his time with KL 4 Seasons Yard Care with Community Living. John appreciated his many coffee buddies over the years. He outlived so many of them, and now it was his time. John’s was a life well-lived.
In the 1930s, a child was born on the outskirts of a mining town. Cobalt was growing amid the calamity of the Great Depression and soon after World War II. This young girl along with her siblings and friends had to endure the harsh living conditions of the time. As a result, those from that era learned to be grateful and benevolent. Their resilience shaped a community that was unique in so many ways. Perhaps it is because they learned that the silver was not in the rock but in the clouds.
Irene Urban (nee David) was born on April 23, 1933, to Jewell and Dorothy David. She was the third child in a family of nine and spent her early years attending Cobalt Public School and Cobalt High School. She later went on to graduate from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Arts and spent time teaching at Cobalt High School. Irene was greatly involved in the community. She served as a town councilor, recreation director, and was a supporter of the Cobalt Figure Skating Club, minor baseball, and minor hockey. A founder of the Cobalt Home Support program, she was an enthusiastic proponent of aiding the seniors and providing for their needs.
Irene was a life-long learner who always loved to read, watch documentaries, and took up painting at the age of 70 years old. A remarkable woman to say the least. She will be remembered for her resilience and the impact that she had on countless members of the community.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Louis and eight siblings, Donald, Larry, James, Ronald, Linda, Eric, Gary and her nephew Eric. Irene is survived by her children Lorri, David, Karen (Dave), James (Kayla) and Don; her brother Wayne (Lynn), and sister-in-law, Joy. She will be warmly remembered by her grandchildren Christopher (Jess) Settino, Alana (Robbie Wirth) Settino, Louis Urban, Madelin Urban, great-grandchildren Lyric and Kadence Wirth, James and Sophia Settino, her sisters-in-law Joy and Aline along with her nieces, nephews, friends and family.
The family would like to convey a special thanks to all the EMS staff, the Temiskaming Hospital staff, and the Cobalt Fire Department, who were often called upon and responded with great care in allowing her to continue her journey.
When Darkness does enfold you
Take heed of what’s in sight
Your hopes and dreams will guide you
In wisdom there is light
We have lost many of our matriarchs but certainly we should not lose this lesson. Through work and education dreams can be achieved. That social mobility needs to coincide with social harmony. That your neighbor is your friend, and their children must be cared for as you would your own. These core values epitomized Irene Urban. She loved her house, friends, and family. Above all, she loved Cobalt!
Mrs Urban's final care has been entrusted to Buffam Leveille Funeral Home. A memorial visitation will be held at the Buffam Leveille Funeral Home on Saturday September 24, 2022 from 2:00 - 5:00pm. Memorial contributions can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Condolences and contributions may be left at www.buffamleveille.com
|LEPPERT, Elliott Carl
Elliott Leppert died peacefully, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at North Bay Regional Health Centre. He was 85 years old. Elliott was predeceased by his beloved wife Edna (Harry) (1936-2017). He was the much-loved father of Ken Leppert (Dawn) of Corbeil and Kristina Leppert of Ajax; and will be lovingly remembered by his three grandchildren: Rochelle, Kirk and Cassandra. Elliott was predeceased by his siblings Glenn (the late Carol) and Carol Leppert. Elliott was a teacher at Argyle Public School for most of his career, educating generations of Argyle youth. In retirement, he, as guide and manager, and Edna, as cook, enjoyed working with Rogerson’s Lodges at their remote outpost Smokey Lake for many years. Elliott was a passionate community man, active in St. Andrew’s United Church, and serving many, many years in all of offices of the Argyle Lions Club. He was well known for his fund-raising efforts especially Crokinole Tournaments (and was rarely beaten!). The Leppert family will receive visitors at the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 2 to 4 pm with a Lions Club tribute service starting at 3:45 pm. Visitation will resume on Monday, August 8 from 10 to 11 am. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 11 am led by Rev. Kathleen McCallum. If desired, donations in Elliott’s memory to the Argyle Lions Club or the NBRHC Foundation are suggested. The family wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of both Nipissing Manor and the North Bay Regional Health Centre for the loving care of Elliott.
May 2, 1949 - June 28, 2022
William (Bill) Foster of Espanola, ON, died on June 28th at the age of 73, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.
His dedication to the community was proven through his services as the Deputy Mayor of Espanola, the Secretary of the Lions Club, and his participation in the Conservative Party.
|LEEK, Joyce Isabelle (nee Crumb) 1932-2022
Joyce passed away at the North Bay Regional Health Centre on Monday May 16th, 2022 at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her husband James and son Jonathan. Joyce is survived by her son Jeffrey (Ann) and former daughter-in-law Denise Masters. Grandma Joyce will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jordyn Leek, Jeremy Leek, Damien Leek, Christina Crosley, Tina Lebrun and Ocean Lebrun, great-grandchildren Damon and Dylan.
Joyce was a long time member of the Widdifield Lions Club along with her husband Jim. She graduated from nursing from St. Catharine's General Hospital in 1954; this started her nursing career. Joyce also enjoyed being in Scouting for over 30 years as a leader.
|HOUGHTON, Ronald Edward - At his home on Monday, April 11, 2022 at the age of 82 with Mary, his loving wife of 55 years by his side.
Loving father of R. Andrew Houghton, Rhonda Brouyette (Scott), Brenda Miller (Jack). Devoted Poppa of Diandra Houghton, Rachael, Becky, Meghan, Neveah and Titan Brouyette, Brittany, Nicole and Christopher Miller. Dear brother of Roy Houghton (Susan), Donna Steeves (Gerald), Glen Houghton (late Lucille), Carol Petrie (Don), Lee Houghton (Carolyn), Jean McVicar (Arch), Jim Houghton (Bonnie) and predeceased by sister Nancy Leah. Brother-in-law of Fred Hotchkiss (Audrey) and Ron Bernard (late Shirl) and predeceased by Paul Hotchkiss and Barbara Hotchkiss. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Born in Southern Ontario, Ron moved to Sault Ste. Marie and became the weatherman with Environment Canada, opening and closing the local office after 35 years. He spent many years as a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Lions Club, where he collected thousands of pairs of used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Among many other things, Ron assisted the many volunteers who organized "Dreams Take Flight" for children to have the opportunity to go to Disney World in Florida. As an avid outdoorsman, Ron and his brothers gathered for the past 51 years for their annual fishing trip.
It is with great sadness that the family announces his passing in Sudbury on April 3, 2022, at the age of 74 years. Loving son of the late Albert and of the late Claire (née Gladu) Servais. Dear brother of Maurice (Kim) and Gerald both of Hanmer, Noël (late Carmene) and Rachelle Royer (late Donald) both of Azilda, and Denise Marcotte (Gaston) of Chelmsford. Marcel has held a very special place and bond as a beloved “bonus parent” to Lissa Paiment and Stephanie. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. When Marcel made his home in Valley East in the early 1970s, he embraced every opportunity to proudly serve his community. From the Town Counsel to the Lion’s Club, men’s Blooperball, and minor hockey associations, Marcel was most in his element when organizing community events and giving back to others, while surrounded by family and friends.
|DeVries, William (Bill) Rainard, Born Oct 29, 1945, died Mar 28, 2022 at the age of 76yrs. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lion Marilyn DeVries.
He will be missed by his community
|WIERZBICKI, Mary Ann
March 30, 1925 ~ March 24, 2022 (age 96)
Each life has a story, and Mary Ann Wierzbicki’s story is one of a life of faith, generosity and gratitude, and stands as an inspiration to all who were lucky enough to know her.
Lorne Johnson passed suddenly on February 5th, at age 74. He was a caring husband, father, grand-father, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, Gisèle (née Albert); his children, Jennifer (Yves), Jeffrey (Melissa) and Jaysen (Ashley). He was a proud grandfather to Lily, Ellie and Quinn. He was a devoted and loving son of Vera (Munro) and of the late David Johnson. Brother of Eileen Hamel (late Philip), Ken Johnson, Cheryl Lamothe (Gaetan), Janet Johnson (Wayne Rochon) and of the late Frances Beaudry (Réjean). Lorne had a passion for farming, was very involved in his community and was a dedicated Lions Club Member. He was a great storyteller and always had the perfect joke for every occasion. He was loved and will be missed by many. A Celebration of Life will be held later in the year. Donations to the Warren and District Lions Club or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ken Gustafson on Saturday Feb. 5, 2022 at HSN with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Helen Gustafson (nee McPhee), father of Sandra Castonguay (Ritchie), Tracy Gunn (Don) and Kelly Farrell (Johnny). Grandfather of Kelsey Gunn (Andy), Mallory Gunn (Thomas), Shanley Taillefer (Nick), Lindsey Levesque (Nick), Taryn Farrell and Liam Farrell. Great Grandfather of Lincoln, Hudson, Archer and Avery. Brother of Dorothy Giroux (Norm predeceased), Brother-in-law of Teresa MacEachern (Andy predeceased) and Joan McPhee and predeceased by sisters in law Annie Carscallen (Loyst), Catherine Closs (Norval) and Rita McPhee. He will also be missed by many Nieces and Nephews, who are recalling so many fond memories of their favourite Uncle. Ken was born in Winnipeg Manitoba to Hilding and Ellen Gustafson (nee Jacobson) and the family moved to Capreol where he built his life and contributed to the community in so many ways. He married Helen on February 6, 1956 and passed away 1 day before their 66th wedding anniversary. He worked for CN and Via rail for 39 years as a trainman/conductor, retiring in January 1990. One of his most memorable trips on the passenger train was when he met Orville Redenbacher who was going on a fishing trip. He always enjoyed his work on the passenger train and was never late for his shift. He was an avid volunteer for many organizations both during his work and retirement years. This included his lifetime membership with the Capreol Lions Club, Capreol Knights of Columbus, Sudbury Volunteer Police Service and Meals on Wheels. He received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for outstanding volunteer service in the community and the Lions Club Helen Keller Award, along with several other honours.
Ken organized and was involved in many community events over the years. If any, his one fault was being unable to say no to anyone who asked for his help. He always looked forward to planning the annual CN golf tournament with his good friend Frankie Mazzuca. Ken made countless friends over the years, and they always knew they could count on him to lend a hand.
Ken will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and selflessness. He greatly impacted his community and was loved by all. Ken was especially proud of his family; he always carried a photo wallet to show everyone how beautiful they were. He was always sure to have a pocketful of Werther's to hand out as well.
January 13, 2022
Surrounded by the love of his family, Paul Siren, 86 years, passed away peacefully at St. Gabriel Villa on Thursday, January 13, 2022.
Passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Health Sciences North at the age of 84 years. Beloved husband of Phyllis (high school sweethearts – reunited in 1983). Loving father of Paul (Nancy), Suzanne (Yvon, predeceased), Carole (Leo), Jacques (Cindy), Robert (Diane), Danny (Julie), Jim (Kim), Sandy, Art and Heather (James). Survived by his sister Lina (Gerry, predeceased). Predeceased by his siblings Clariette (Harold), Yvon (Jeanne), Damasse (Cecile), Therese (Ziggy) and Elizabeth (Emile). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, great-grand children, nieces and nephews. John will also be fondly remembered by many relatives and friends.
|BARLOW, Helen Margaret
April 30, 1940 - December 21, 2021
It is with heavy hearts; we announce the unexpected passing of Helen Barlow on December 21, 2021, at the age of 81 years. Dearly loved wife of Brian. Loved stepmother of Christine Schiarizza (Steve) and stepson Bryan. Dear sister of Arlene Donn. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and neighbours. Predeceased by her parents; John and Charlotte Wraxall and siblings, Bill, George, Frank, Howard, Jack, and Robert. Helen was a dedicated volunteer for the Callander Lions Club as well as many youth sport organizations throughout her years.
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”.
|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.
|ANDREWS, Eugene Boyd “Tony” – It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Eugene “Tony” Andrews , beloved husband of Lydia for 68 years on December 3, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elliot Lake.|
|THOMPSON, Patricia (Jordan)
Wednesday March 17, 1943 - Thursday October 21, 2021
|CHARBONNEAU, Gaetan (Guy)
It is with great sadness that his girls announce the death of Gaetan (Guy) Charbonneau on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 85 years of age.
Beloved father of Doreen Harte of Barrie, the late Jacqueline Charbonneau of North Bay, Corine Charbonneau (Rob) of North Bay. Step father to the late Robert (Bob) Charbonneau, (Carol) of Winnipeg, and Jim Cameron (Rita) of North Bay. Gaetan leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.
Gaetan was the brother of the late Gertrude Poulin, the late Cecile Dubien, the late Simone Legace the late JeannineDelaurier, Gaston (Alice), the late Ludovic (Gilberte),Simon and the late Evanna Cameron (Jim) and as well as many, many nieces and nephews whom he loved so much. Gaetan was predeceased by his wife Roseanna and the mother of his children Patricia. Gaetan also leaves behind his very good friend Bernice Montreuil of Iroquois Falls.
Gaetan was a proud member of the Lions Club in Iroquois Falls. Avid bingo player and loved telling his girls about his wins.
June 30, 1971 - August 17, 2021
|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".
|CLARKE - Harold, Ingram
September 6, 1945 – July 14, 2021
Harold Ingram Clarke passed away at Manitoulin Health Centre in Little Current on Wednesday, July 14, 2021
|BEGGS, David Keith
May 27, 1933 - July 4, 2021
Peacefully, at Algoma Manor, Thessalon on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Keith Beggs of Thessalon in his 89th year, beloved husband of the late Norma (MacDiarmid) for forty years. Loving father of Loyal (Micheline Dobaj) of Kemptville and Melissa Horton (Tim) of Floresville Texas. Special Poppa to Colin (Karla), Matthew, Andrew, Emelia, Brenna and Eden. Great Grandfather to Aiden, Landon and Nolan.
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.
|GALLICHAN, Ronald J.
July 15, 1943 - May 6, 2021
Ronnie passed away at home with his loving wife, Hazel, by his side. He was predeceased by his mother, Ella Langlois (Gallichan), his father, Howard, sisters; Alice and Arlene and brothers; Francis and Ray. Ronnie is survived by his mother Rowena (Gallichan), son Conrad (Lori), daughter Connie, 8 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law; Iona (Hubert), Janet (Tom), Ann (Con), Peggy (Henry) and Gail (John), brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis (Sherry), Eric, Andrew (Linda) and Michael (Cathy), and many nieces and nephews.
|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.
The family of Fae Spencer sadly announces her passing on April 9, 2021 in her 98th year
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.
On March 23, 2021, the last “SOLD!” bellowed from the deepest part of his voice. His horses have turned to face the sunset and his dogs are resting at his feet.
|GILCHRIST, David Elliot
June 9, 1962 – February 27, 2021
It is with great sadness the family of David Elliot Gilchrist announces his passing at HSN on Saturday, February 27, 2021 the age of 58.
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
|ADAMS, Robert Henry
With his daughters by his side, Bob Adams died peacefully, at Eastholme, Powassan, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. He was 88 years old. Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Lois (Odd) (1932-2017). He was the much-loved father of Valerie Morgan (Phil Jarvie) of Restoule, Deborah Erickson (Lee) of Bedford, Nova Scotia and Heather Doyle (Mike Townley) of Restoule; Grandfather of Kaitlyn, Robert, Robyn, Jayne, Jocelyn, Joseph, Shawn and great-grandfather of Madeline, Benjamin, Edward and Claire.
|FALLS, Frederick Henry
A final snowflake fell for Fred on January 8, 2021. With great sorrow, the family of Fred Falls advises that he passed away in the early morning in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at the age of 73.
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.
|CYR, Ray (PDG)
Lions District A5 mourn the loss of great Lion, a giant of a man and - a real force to be reckoned with in Northern Ontario - PDG Lion Ray Cyr passed away October 15 @ home. Our condolences to his wife, Lion Simone and the Lions of Iroquois Falls. PDG Lion Ray served as A6 District Governor 1995-96 and is well remembered for his work with Camp Monroe in the north along with his wife Lion Simone.
Lions Ray and Simone pictured here in 2016 at the 41st Annual District A5 Convention, Sudbury
|MC DERMID, AUDREY
October 13, 1927-September 8, 2020
In loving memory of Audrey “Toots” McDermid who passed away at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor on September 8, 2020 at the age of 92.
|PEDERSEN, Andrea - Peacefully, with family at her side at the Sault Area Hospital on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the age of 58 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Beloved daughter of Andy and the late Margaret. Dear sister of Anders Jr., Shirley Lee, Betty Cristello, Colleen Wright and Pat Carroll of Winnipeg. Andrea will also be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
|OSWALD, Mary Helen
June 15, 1936 – August 24, 2020
In loving memory of Helen who passed away peacefully at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the age of 84
|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.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Rae Bole at the North Bay Regional Health Center on July 7th, 2020 at the age of 78 years. Son of the late Robert and Annette (née Fortin) Bole. Rae will be lovingly missed by his caring wife of 58 years, Diane (née Rivard) bole. Loving father to his children Brian (Sandy), the late Lynn, Bruce (Kim), and the late Kimberly Anne. Cherished grandfather to his five grandchildren Melissa Couillard (Alain), Kevin, Jamie, Emily (friend Tyler) and Madison as well as his two great grandchildren.
|ORD, DONALD (DON)
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)
|SCOTT, Bev 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.
|ORFORD, Anna 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
Lawrence (Larry) McHattie, born in Peterborough, Ontario, was pre-deceased by his parents. Larry passed peacefully but suddenly of acute illness on May 7th 2020
|DESJARDINS, Homer George (1930-2020) 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.
|EVERS, Linda Dorothy
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.
|MOORE, Richard R.
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."
|ANSTESS, David Russell
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'.
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.
|GIESLER, Joseph Nicholas
Joe Giesler died peacefully, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, after a short illness. He was in his 96th year. Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years Bernadette (Hummel); his children JoAnne (Robert Elliott), Jennifer (Tim Bertrand) and James “Jim” Giesler; his grandchildren Nicholas (Lindsay Selzler) Elliott, Barrett (Dinah) Elliott, Matthew (Cally) Elliott, Hailey (Chris Sluman) Bertrand-Sluman, Kelsey (Stephen Mack) Bertrand; and great-grandchildren Sarah and Joseph Elliott, Alexander and Eleanor Mack and Briar Sluman. Joe is also survived by his siblings Patricia and Willie (Verna) Giesler.
|TURGEON, Maurice E.
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.
|WILLIAMS, Linda Jean
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.
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the unexpected passing of John Grandmont on January 6, 2020 at the age of 73
|Lise Reid 2020||RIED, Lise
Lise RIED's 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.
|CASE, Jean Lynette
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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|FINK, Carolyn Anne (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.
|ROSS, Robert "Bob"
In loving memory of Robert "Bob" Johnston Ross, 78 years old. Passed away on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 at Health Sciences North with his wife at his side. Beloved husband of 38 years to Marion Ross (nee Rauhala)
(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
December 31, 1942 ~ November 25, 2019 (age 76)
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. 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.
|HAY, William Nils
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.
| ALBERT, Gerry
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.
|LACROIX, Gary Bart.
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.
|PATTERSON, Allen 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.
November 5, 1939 - June 19, 2019
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.
|PATRY, Rita (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
|BOND, Edwin Russel
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.
| JONES, Ivor 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.
|POIRIER, Claire (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.|
Reid Haigh died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury. He was 76 years old. Reid was the beloved husband of Constance “Connie” (née Tucker) of Bear Valley. He was the cherished father of Julie (Vince Wong) of Mississauga and John (Amy) of Barrie; and will be lovingly remembered by grandchildren Kelton and Brennan, and many nieces and nephews.
|BLYTH, Laird Allan
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.
|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 / firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.|
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
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.
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.
|GOULET, Clément (1940-2018)
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Thersille (née Methot).
|CLOUTIER, Vianney E.J. “VINCE”
January 28th, 1936 – October 5th, 2018
With great sorrow his family announces his sudden passing on Friday October 5th, 2018 at the Lady Minto Hospital in Cochrane at the age of 82. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife Carm Cloutier (nee Aquino), his cherished daughters Lynne (Mark) Marwick, Carol Cloutier, Donna Cloutier and Diane (David) Wilbur, and his much-loved grandchildren Meagan, Kayla, Jordan, Ryan, Lauryn and Tara. He was the brother of Jeannette (Alcide) Matte, Claudia (Florian) Génier, Yvonne Fortin, Feriol (late Gilberte Cloutier), Evelyn deBlois (Dick), Yollande (Léo) Roy, Roger Cloutier, Lucien (Micheline) Cloutier, Lise (Jean-Guy) Lafontaine, Michel (Carole) Cloutier and Micheline (Georges) Verner. Vince also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also predeceased by his father Émile Cloutier, his mother Noella Boisvert, his sisters Helene and Pauline and his brothers Henri and Albert.
Vince will be fondly remembered for his devotion toward his community. He was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award for his 48 years with the Cochrane Lion’s Club. He was also awarded the Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship for his contributions to CNIB.
|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|
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.
|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.|
|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, Donations be made to All Heart Pet Rescue, Powassan, ON13251793|