Robert (Bob) Perry
Following a courageous and somewhat lengthy battle with cancer, Robert Thomas (Bob) Perry died at the Temiskaming Hospital on September 23, 2004 at the age of 72.
He was born June 5, 1932 to Kate and Phil Perry in New Liskeard.
He is survived by his loving wife Judy, daughters Karen (Joe) Nowry, Kim and Kelly Perry and granddaughter Amanda Nowry; his extended family Cindy (Rob) Haggarty, Jim (Trudy) Holden, Kathy Holden Woods, Martin Ferrier, Kathie Peters and Joe Thisdelle; grandchildren Kayla Haggarty, Danny, Brodie, Tavis and Dylan Holden, Meaghan Thisdelle and Shayne Monaghan; numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law; sisters Edith McGrath, Lil Perry, Helen Farrow, May (Mel best bud) Smith and Carol Perry; sister-in-law Pat Perry; brothers Jack, Dave (Carlene) and Phil (Vicky); and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wives June (Farrow) and Joan (Holden), parents Kate and Phil, brother Vern, brothers-in-law Herb McGrath, Robert Farrow and Eric Bale, sister-in-law Nora and numerous other brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Bob loved to work, welding, farming and building. He worked at Ebert Welding (until he officially retired) and at Roger Larocque’s in his spare time. He worked right to the end.
He will be remembered and missed by his family and friends, by many who knew him and by many he worked for and with.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury on Saturday, September 25. Burial is at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Haileybury.
Memorial contributions to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.
After 35 years working in the diamond drilling industry around the world, and 24 years of retirement around North Bay, Martin McGale died peacefully on September 26, 2004.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Rose Angelina (Toner); sons Allan (wife Audet), Dan (wife Marilyn) and John; daughters Kathy and Deborah; grandchildren Karen, Al, Jackie and Iain; and great-grandson Alexandre.
He was predeceased by his brothers Tom, Pat, Chris and Jim and sister Viola (Brady).
Mr. McGale was born at the height of the silver boom in 1920 in Cobalt to Jack and Mary McGale. His friends and family will have warm memories of Mr. McGale at the cottage, playing cards or dancing, always with his special sense of humour.
The funeral mass will be celebrated on September 29 at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church. Interment is at the North Cobalt Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the North Bay Association for Community Living or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Floyd Dennis Smith Jr.
Floyd Dennis Smith Jr. died September 25, 2004 at his home in Cobalt, as was his wish. He was surrounded by his family and family of friends.
He was born in Haileybury on May 16, 1960 to Floyd G. Smith Sr. and Laurette (Cote) Smith.
On April 2, 2004 he was diagnosed with terminal lung and brain cancer.
He carried on with life as he always did — without fear, too busy to complain, never living each day as his last, never questioning “why me.”
Instead, he continued to give of himself unselfishly to family, friends and even strangers, always available to those who may need his diverse expertise or just genuine friendship.
His death was a devastating loss to Cindy, the “love of his life,” daughter Renée his “sweetie” and the most important person in his life, and to his stepsons Tim and Jeff, his “friends for life.” It was also a shocking loss to his parents and siblings. His large circle of friends have not been spared this devastating and shocking loss.
Mr. Smith met each day with humour and spark and was always on a mission. He was a tireless worker but unable to return to work after his diagnosis. He greatly missed his job and co-workers at Hydro One Northern Forestry Services.
He was a skilled outdoorsman who loved it all, but had a serious passion for moose hunting. He shared countless adventures and challenges never stood in his way as “The Boys” can attest to.
Mr. Smith was rich with family and friends and treated everyone, from youngsters to seniors alike, with respect.
He was a happy person who knew he was loved by all but never took it for granted.
“We must keep the fun times in our hearts, that’s what Floyd would have wanted. As we all know, Floydy is with God, on yet another mission.”
Mr. Smith is survived by his loving soulmate Cindy (Krieger), loving parents Floyd and Laurette Smith, daughter Renée and stepsons Tim and Jeff (Brittney); siblings Carol, Gordon (Carole), Fred (Liz), Dennis (Marie), Glenda (Mike), Gerald (Lynn), Laurie, Fran (Luc), Terry (Brenda), Linda (Gary), James and Mark; and many nieces and nephews
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. The service will be conducted October 2 at St. Patrick Church in Cobalt. The mass is at 2 p.m. with Father John Lemire officiating.
Relatives from Ontario, Quebec and Utah will attend the service.
Theresa Marie Lina Borgford
Theresa Marie Lina Borgford died suddenly in Edmonton, Alberta on September 20, 2004 at the age of 63.
She was predeceased by her husband David and brother Rolland Presseault.
She is survived by her brother Fern (Lise) Presseault, daughters Bernice (Rick) Mills of Smithers, British Columbia, Cindy Price of Edmonton, sons Albert Borgford of Edmonton, Jeffrey Borgford of Edmonton, Guy (Lisa) Borgford of Elmwood, Ontario and seven grandchildren.
Mass was held at the Belle Valley Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 28, 2004.
She will be sadly missed by all.
On September 25, 2004 Ruby Poirier (née Duchene) died peacefully at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, a daughter-in-law, a grandson and many family members and friends.
The family thanked all the doctors, nurses and staff for their excellent work.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Dorothy Lorraine Bigras died at the Temiskaming Hospital on September 15, 2004 at the age of 69.
She was born in Cobalt to William and Eugénie Ouellette. She is predeceased by her parents, her brothers Willy and Ray, and by her sisters Jeannine, Germaine and Gabrielle. Mrs. Bigras is survived by her siblings Claire Beaubien, Fern Stoughton, Alec Ouellette, Linda Allard and Blanche Bernatchez; sisters-in-law Amie Ouellette and Laura Ouellette; brother-in-law Ray Nelson; several nieces, nephews and many friends. The family received friends at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury on September 19. Funeral Mass was celebrated from Ste. Therese Catholic Church in Cobalt on September 20 at 11 a.m. Father Firmin Lafond officiated. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Frances Gertrude (née Gaboury) Landry
The family announces with immense sadness the passing of “Fran” Landry at Leisureworld Nursing Care Centre, Saturday, September 4, 2004 at the age of 82 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Albert Landry. Loved mother of Robert (Carol) of Callander, Margaret Plaunt (Charles), of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan and Carmen Bazzul (Rado) of Guelph. Lovingly remembered by her 11 grandchildren, Peter, Chris, and Jeremy Landry; Zoë, Trevor and Paul Atchison, Andrei, Jesse, Simone and Charlene Bazzul, and three great-grandchildren, Kerri, Emma and Joshua Landry. Predeceased by her parents, Marie-Rose (née Beaupre) and Thomas Gaboury. Fran was also predeceased by Bernard Gaboury and wife Theresa, Father Marcel Gaboury, Gerry Gaboury and wife Margaret, Cecile Rouse and her husband Bob. Fran will be dearly remembered by her brother Jacques Gaboury (Cecile) of Oshawa and her sister, Helene Pretty of North Bay. The joy and celebration of Fran’s life was held at the McGuinty Funeral Home in North Bay on Tuesday, September 7, 2004. Burial was at the New Liskeard Catholic Cemetery, beside her beloved husband Charles on Saturday September 11, 2004.
Fran, the second oldest in her family grew up on the farm next to the South branch of the Wabi River in Dymond Township at Chester Corners. Her father died of tuberculosis when she was only 12 years of age, and she became a pillar for the family. In the early 1940s Fran started working at the New Liskeard Post Office where she made life-long close friends with co-workers Beryl Elliot, Mary Reid, and Alma (Baker) Bazinet. She married Charles Landry, of Cobalt, on June 4, 1946. In the early years of their marriage, raising three young children, Fran was a homemaker and kept local working young men on room and board. During the 1960s Fran worked in retail at a Fabric & Jewelry Store. In the 1970s and ‘80s she joined the staff of the New Liskeard Public Library, upgraded her skills through courses and eventually attained the position of Head Librarian. Once again, her co-workers, already friends, became close to her — Peggy Ayckroyd, Lena Carr and Elsie Fielder.
Fran was, at various times, involved with the Temiskaming Liberal Party, Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Women’s League, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Temiskaming Writers Guild.
She had a life-long love of nature, history, short stories, poetry and art; leaving her family with a legacy of artistic paintings, poetry and short stories. Fran was fortunate in retirement to travel extensively coast to coast in Canada, Europe, the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand and Turkey.
Twenty-seven years ago, she purchased a cottage on Fairy Lake, next to good friends Elsie and Howard Scott. The children and grandchildren have enjoyed this retreat every summer since.
She and her close friend, Art Graham spent many summers at the cottage completing project after project while remaining socially active playing bridge and cards with the Hudson Seniors Club. She and Art moved to North Bay in 1995, an effort to remain close to her children, Marg and Rob.
She had a zest for life; she was continually inquisitive; and had a genuine love of people. Everyone could count on her; she had a passion in life for her friends and family. Fran will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her.
“I Will Always Remember
Building Towns of Sand
Beneath Your Benevolent Gaze,
The Fine Brush Strokes
You Left For Us to Follow
I Feel That You Are In
A Good Place;
Immersed In the Wonder
Which Once Sparkled
Behind Your Bright Eyes”
September 07, 2004
Wyatt Kurt Ridley
In loving memory of Wyatt Kurt Ridley, born September 19, 2004.
Your first smile, your first step, your first tooth, your first day of school ... these things we will miss.
Your soul, your spirit, your memory we will keep in our hearts — Always. You will be sadly missed by your mom and dad, Sherry and Daren, your big brothers Zackery and Tristan, your grandparents Kurt and Ellen Leopold and Raymond and Barbara Ridley, and all the rest of your family.
We will always love you.
Helen Mary Ibey
On June 26, 2004 Helen Mary Ibey died peacefully at her home in New Liskeard.
She is survived by her loving husband Leyden; children Linda Therien of Toronto, Kori (Diane Bloomer) of North Bay and Todd (Donna Dooley) of Yellowknife; special grandchildren Tara Leigh, Karissa, TC, Jessica, Kodi and Sara. The family expressed their deepest thanks to the many supportive people who provided the exceptional care given to their mother and family over the past years.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with a private celebration of her life held July 1 at the family cottage. In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Liskeard Lions Club would be appreciated by the family.