Denis Bélanger died at the Temiskaming Hospital on September 6, 2004 at the age of 74. Mr. Bélanger is survived by his loving wife Audrey; children Diane (and Albert) Peddie of the Larder Lake Highway, Wayne Belanger of Harley Township, Lawrence (and Shirley) Belanger of New Liskeard, Steven (and Wendy) Belanger of Dymond Township, Rose Belanger (and Denis) of Cobalt, Marilyn Belanger (and Byron) of Thornloe, Brenda Belanger of North Bay, Shirley (and Wayne) Watchorn of Earlton and Kelly (and Brent) Damiani of Cobalt; 25 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the funeral Mass celebrated at Our Mother of Perpetual Help on September 9 with Father John Lemire officiating. Memorial contributions to the Temiskaming Palliative Care Network will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
After a long and courageous battle, Gérard Chalifoux died peacefully surrounded by family at the Timmins and District Hospital on September 12, 2004. He was 58. Mr. Chalifoux was a teacher and head of the math department at Ecole Secondaire Thériault for many years. He then worked at Northern College in Timmins as Dean of Business Administration for many years, then was the Principal of the Haileybury School of Mines where he retired at the age of 51. After his retirement, Mr. Chalifoux continued as Principal for College Boreal in Elliot Lake and accepted one last term as Principal for College Boreal in New Liskeard. He was proud of his 33 years in the school system. Mr. Chalifoux is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Myrelle (née Archambault); children Luc (Joëlle) of Timmins, René (Cindy Neil) of Porcupine and Réna (Daniel Clairoux) of Rockland; grandchildren Geneviève, Brandon, Veronique, Shawn, Mathieu and Daniel; siblings André (Françoise) of Cochrane, Alberta, Léon (Lise) of Penetanguishine, Jean (Brenda) of Brampton, Huguette (Victor) Hoffman of Timmins, Denise (Normand) Julien of Timmins and Nicole (Vic) Shorey of Oshawa; mother-in-law Jeanne Archambault and sisters- and brothers-in-law Pauline (Leo) Beaulne and Cecile Boudreau; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Berthe Chalifoux and father-in-law Léo-Paul Archambault. The family thanked Dr. Cano and his assistant nurse, Dr. Yves Raymond, Dr. Lim, the staff of the Rexall Pharmacy, the department of oncology in Sudbury and of the Timmins and District Hospital and the Bayshore nurses who were always there when needed. “A sincere thank you to the parents and friends who helped us in this difficult time.” The funeral mass was held Wednesday, September 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Sauveur Church with interment at the Timmins Memorial Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Oncology Department of the Timmins and District Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Surrounded by her children, Léonie Larocque died at the age of 90 on September 7, 2004 at the Tri-Town Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Raoul Larocque who died in 1978, parents France Brazeau and Joséphine Bertrand of Haileybury. Mrs. Larocque is survived by her beloved children Antoinette (late Edouard Legault) of Ottawa, Cécile of Sudbury, Juliette (Dalton) Weegar of Sudbury, Roger (Laure Cordeau) of Haileybury, late Fernand (Hélène Bernard) of St-Basile-le-Grand, Québec, Madeleine (Ronald) Walker of Washago, Rose-Marie (Wesley) Walker of New Liskeard, late Louis, late Thérèse (Emmett) Milner of Buckingham, Québec; dear siblings Aurore (Ted) Bilodeau of Haileybury, late Émile (Blanche) Brazeau of Rouyn, late Françoise (Aldémar) Charbonneau of Rouyn, late Marie (Clifford) St-Cyr of Haileybury, late Raoul (May) Brazeau of Ottawa and the late Annette (John) McMahon of Haileybury. She was a devoted grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and she will also be sadly missed by many friends, nieces and nephews. The funeral mass was held at Holy Cross Church in Haileybury on September 10. Interment followed at the Haileybury Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home of Haileybury. Donations to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund or to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Entourée de ses enfants, Léonie Larocque est décédée le 7 septembre 2004, à l’âge de 90 ans au Foyer Tri-Town Extendicare de Haileybury. Fille de feu France Brazeau et de feue Joséphine [née Bertrand]. Épouse bien-aimé de Raoul Larocque décédé en 1978. Chère mère de neuf enfants: Antoinette [feu Edouard Legault] d’Ottawa, Cécile de Sudbury, Juliette [Dalton] Weegar de Sudbury, Roger [Laure Cordeau] de Haileybury, feu Fernand [Hélène Bernard] de St-Basile-le-Grand, Québec, Madeleine [Ronald] Walker de Washago, Rose-Marie [Wesley] Walker de New Liskeard, feu Louis, feue Thérèse [Emmett] Milner de Buckingham, Québec. Chère soeur d’Aurore [Ted] Bilodeau de Haileybury, de feu Émile [Blanche] Brazeau de Rouyn, de feu Françoise [Aldémar] Charbonneau de Rouyn, de feue Marie [Clifford] St-Cyr de Haileybury, de feu Raoul [May] Brazeau d’Ottawa et de feue Annette [John] McMahon de Haileybury. Elle laisse aussi dans le deuil dix-neuf petits-enfants et dix-neuf arrière petits-enfants. Elle restera longtemps dans la mémoire de plusieurs neveux et nièces. Les funérailles ont eu lieu le 10 septembre 2004 à l’église Ste Croix de Haileybury. L’inhumation a eu lieu au cimetière catholique de Haileybury. Les arrangements funéraires furent confiés à la Maison Funéraire Buffam Léveillé de Haileybury. Prière de faire des dons au fonds CAT Scan de l’hôpital Temiskaming ou à l’organisme de votre choix
J. Francis Perrin
Mrs. J. Francis Perrin (née Briscoe) passed away at the Temiskaming Hospital in New Liskeard, Ontario on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at the age of 78. Francis was born in Admaston Township, Ontario on August 7, 1926 to Thomas Emerson Briscoe and Luella Francis. Growing up in the Renfrew area, she attended Renfrew Collegiate and ventured on to work for the Royal Bank of Canada in Renfrew and moved to the Royal Bank of Canada in New Liskeard. From there she met Donald Perrin and married him on June 30, 1953. They lived in New Liskeard, ran the Perrin Funeral Chapel and raised a family. Fran took over ownership of the Perrin Funeral Chapel in 1983 after the death of her husband and was involved with the funeral home until November of 2003. Fran Perrin is survived by her three children, Dan, Steve (Moira Armstrong), and Lyanne (Mrs. Gary Wadge), grandchildren Sarah (Scott Thompson), Beth, Scott, Peterson and Vanessa Perrin, Nathan and Lyndsay Wadge, and great grandchild Britannie Perrin. She is also survived by her brother Tom and his wife Mary Briscoe, and brother-in-law Bob Holmes. Mrs. Perrin was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Luella Briscoe, husband Don Perrin, and sister Mary Holmes. Visiting was held at the Perrin Funeral Chapel, 128 Whitewood Ave. New Liskeard on Sunday from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 13, 2004 at 11 a.m. from St. Paul’s United Church, Wellington St. New Liskeard. Rev. Kitty Miller and Rev. Bob Gardner officiated. Services directed by Lyanne Perrin-Wadge and Heidi Brigden. Pallbearers were Grieg Carter, Chantal Durling, Anny St. Jean, Emanuelle Leveille, Claude Leveille and Kirk Elliott. Interment took place at the New Liskeard Pioneer Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti, 18085 60th Ave. Surrey B.C. V3S 1V5, the Temiskaming Hospital CT Scan Fund, or the Northdale Manor Building Fund were greatly appreciated. Francis always enjoyed keeping in touch with her family and many friends in the Renfrew area.
Former New Liskeard resident Joan Lewis died peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton on September, 10, 2004 in her sixty-eighth year. She was born in New Liskeard to Charles and Betty Risdon. Predeceased by her husband Fred Lewis, she will be sadly missed by her son John, his wife Anne, grandson A.J. Lewis, her brother Jack Risdon, brothers-in- law, sisters-in-law and many nieces nephews and friends.
Shirley Marion Musper
Shirley Marion Musper of Temagami died September 5, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by her husband Erich Musper in 2002, Mrs. Musper is survived by her nephews Robert Milette of North Bay and Raoul Milette of Orillia and their families; brother Allan Duhn of Alberta; sister Peg Turcotte of Arnprior; stepson Erwin (and Danielle) Musper of Highland Heights, Kentucky; stepdaughters Edith and Monique Musper of the Ottawa area and their families. The funeral service was held at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 8. Father John Lemire officiated. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Tamara Jane MacFarlane
North Bay resident Tamara Jane MacFarlane died suddenly as the result of an accident on September 11, 2004 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Born in New Liskeard on March 18, 1969, she is lovingly remembered by her mother Barb VanRoboys and stepfather Bill Kelly of Chatham, father Dean MacFarlane of New Liskeard, daughter Lindsay Marie and sister Billie-Gail MacFarlane of Ottawa. Ms. MacFarlane gave the gift of life by choosing to be an organ donor. Cremation with interment of remains in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, will be at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made by cheque to the Ontario Brain Injury Association. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
Louise Kelly of North Cobalt died at the age of 81 on September 5, 2004 at the Temiskaming Lodge.
Predeceased by her husband Walter “Clifford” Kelly, she is survived by her brother Joseph McCann and her sister Beatrice Bernard and by several nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Temiskaming Lodge on Monday, September 6, from 1-2 p.m. The funeral service followed at the Temiskaming Lodge at 2 p.m. with Father Firmin Lafond officiating.
After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, Peter Chartrand of Haileybury died September 12, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was 41 years old.
He was a Detective Constable with the Ontario Provincial Police - Temiskaming Detachment. He had also served at the Kapuskasing Detachment. Mr. Chartrand is survived by his loving wife Yolaine Sirard; children Roxanne and Jeffrey; he will be sadly missed by his parents Ernest and Florence (Bendo) Chartrand of Rouyn Noranda; sister Carol Chartrand of Rouyn Noranda; his father- and mother-in-law Amédée and Clara Sirard of Ville Marie; and by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. The Chartrand Family will receive friends at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home, Haileybury, on Wednesday, September 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Thursday, September 16 at 2 p.m. Father Lafond officiating. Memorial contributions to the Rotel Foundation Inc., 411 Smyth Road, Ottawa, K1H 8M8 or to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Gordon S. Miller
Gordon S. Miller died September 7, 2004 in Cambridge, Ontario after having been ill with Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Miller, a farmer, moved to Cambridge in June 2003. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Lions Club and the United Church. He is survived by his wife Helen (Nunn) whom he married in New Liskeard on April 22, 1998; sisters Violet and Cora; many nieces and nephews; six stepchildren. He was predeceased by his parents William and Mary, sisters Rhoda and Audrey, brothers Jim, Wilbert and Cecil. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service conducted September 11 by Wally Wood at St. Paul’s United Church. Burial is at the Hanbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Edith Verdon died suddenly at the Kirkland and District Hospital on September 10, 2004 at the age of 86. She was born in Cobalt in 1918 to Daniel and Lillian (Tripp) Dale. Mrs. Verdon enjoyed being with family and friends. She had a love for the Viennese Waltzes and had enjoyed knitting and reading. In her later years her home was the Teck Pioneer Residence. The staff treated her like family and she always had a smile for everyone. “She was the best mom anyone could have,” said her family, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She had a special place in her heart for all of them, especially everyone at the Teck Pioneer Residence and Dr. Denton. Mrs. Verdon is survived by her children Evelyn (Chuck) Oja of New Liskeard, Alice Verdon of Kirkland Lake, Linda (Michael) McCaul of Thunder Bay and Wilfred (Migonne) Verdon Jr.; son-in-law Louie Fatur of Kirkland Lake; grandchildren Shelby (Gregory) Karpul of Ottawa, Derek Oja of Edmonton, Jason Oja of North Bay, Dayna (Denis) Trush, Stacy McCaul (Roger), Michael (Coral) McCaul of Thunder Bay, Darrell (Tanya) Verdon of Orillia, Dean Verdon and Susan Liscumb of London; great-grandchildren Katrina and Tomaz Joks, Denis and Lauryn Trush, Jonathan and Jesslyn McCaul of Thunder Bay and Alexis Verdon of Orillia; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Verdon was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Lillian Dale, brothers Howard, Lloyd and Ralph Dale and daughter Phyllis Fatur on December 3, 2003.
The funeral is to be held Wednesday, September 15 at noon hour at the Teck-Hughes Chapel of the Monette and French Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Lake Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Teck Pioneer Residence. Donations in Mrs. Verdon’s memory may be made to the Teck Pioneer Residence, the Diabetes Association or to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Mary Rose Cambray
Mary Rose Cambray died August 31, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital. She was born in Cobalt on August 29, 1919 to Thomas James Burns and Gertrude Furlong. Educated in Cobalt, she married George Cambray on November 9, 1946 in Cobalt. Mrs. Cambray was predeceased by her husband George, brothers George, Jim and Francis and her baby sister Theresa. She is survived by her daughters Theresa (Dennis) Miller, Pat (Garry) Bigelow and Sue (Alan) Dubois, son Roger (Fernande) Cambray, brother Robert Burns, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted at St. Pat’s Church in Cobalt on September 3. Father John Lemire officiated. Pallbearers were grandchildren Terry Bigelow, Mike Bigelow, Kimberly Bigelow, Wendy McAnaul, Nathalie Levac, Jennifer Richard and Dan Lafleur. Burial is at St. Therese Cemetery in Cobalt. Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Kirkland Lake, Barrie, North Bay, Collingwood, Oakville, Sudbury and Hamilton. In memory contributions were made to the dialysis department at the Temiskaming Hospital.
After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, John Dicu died peacefully on August 19, 2004. He was in his seventieth year. Mr. Dicu was a retired 40 year employee of Grand and Toy and a Third Degree member of the Masonic Lodge (Georgina Lodge No. 343). His incredible zest for life has left those who knew him with a wealth of great memories: golfing, skiing, fishing, hockey, baseball and many shared vacations. Mr. Dicu is survived by his beloved longtime partner Sharon Gilbert (née Keenan); loving daughter Penny and stepchildren Cheryl (Alex) Topitsch, Adam (Loretta) Gilbert and William “Bill” Bath; grandchildren Marko, Nik, Shandice, Gabriel and Evelyn; sisters Leonatina Marceau of North Bay, Marie Scott of Englehart and Eileen McKenzie of Kirkland Lake; and he was a loyal friend to many. The family expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the caring staff at Seven Oaks Home for the Aged where Mr. Dicu was tenderly cared for over the past two years. Cremation has taken place with a celebration of life held August 29 at the West Shore Community Centre in Pickering. Donations to the Seven Oaks Home for the Aged in Scarborough would be appreciated by the family.
Cobalt resident Aldéa Major died August 28, 2004, at Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 69. She was born December 31, 1934, in Kirkland Lake to Hosea and Clara (Laurendeau) Jubinville, and was educated in Matachewan. A homemaker, she married Lionel Major on April 27, 1953, in Matachewan. She was a mother to all and a friend to everyone. She is survived by her husband of 51 years; daughters Claire Joy (Wes) of Marathon, Peggy Hewitt (Ross) of Haileybury, Nancy Wigley (Heath) of British Columbia, and Rita Lizotte (Mark) of North Bay; sons Rolland Major (Brenda) of Marathon and Andy Major (Sue) of Cobalt. Also surviving are brother Noel Jubinville (Renée) of Montreal; sister Ann Brunet of Sudbury; sisters-in-law Jackie, Rachel, Anita and Pierrette; brother-in-law Earl; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. The funeral service was conducted August 31 by Father John Lemire at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cobalt. Cremation followed, with burial of ashes at St. Raymond Cemetery, Osseo. Relatives and friends were in attendance from B.C., Calgary, Timmins, Montreal, North Bay, Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Ottawa and Marathon. In memory contributions were made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Volodymyr “Walter” Halchuk
Volodymyr “Walter” Halchuk died August 27, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Sudbury Regional Hospital, at the age of 57 years. He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Stratton) Halchuk of Sudbury, and his father, Jaroslaw Halchuk of St. Catharines. He was predeceased by his mother, Olya Halchuk.
He is also survived by his brother, Rev. Michael Halchuk of Port Colborne; stepchildren Bill Scott (Dubravka), Mike Scott (Darlene), Linda Anderson (Nathan), Sandi Campbell (Dannie), Margo Jovanovic (Doug), and Ron Scott (Cheree). He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Chapel at 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, on September 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Panakhyda will be held at 7 p.m. September 1. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury, at 10:30 a.m. September 2. Interment will be at the Civic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Taras Shevchenko Foundation, Winnipeg, would be appreciated.