Duane Edison “Bud” Green
After a lengthy illness, Duane Edison “Bud” Green died August 19, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital. He was born in Niagara Falls on October 6, 1919 to Carl and Estelle Green. Educated in Niagara Falls, the Galt Air School and the Ontario Teachers’ College, he married Jane Murdoch in Oshawa on February 17, 1945. Mr. Green served with the Royal Canadian Air Force to October of 1945 and moved to this area in 1965 from Sarnia. Mr. Green was a cabinet maker, wood carver and boat restorer, later becoming a teacher at New Liskeard Secondary School. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church, the Temiskaming Art Gallery and the local wood carvers’ group. Mr. Green’s rare wit, his thoughtfulness and his assistance to many friends and colleagues will long be remembered. His interest in his family and his grandchildren was quietly joyful. He is survived by his wife Jane A. Green, daughter Gloria (Ted Sauvé), son Robert Green, nephew John Cook, grandchildren Pamela Sauvé, Deborah Sauvé, Robert Cook and Steven Cook, sisters-in-law Margret Green of Richmond, B.C., and Betty Murdoch. Mr. Green was predeceased by his parents Carl and Estelle and brother Wally. The funeral service was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the celebration of life held at St. Paul’s United Church. Reverend Kitty Miller officiated with the eulogy delivered by family friend Kent Fielder. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Woodstock, London, Oshawa, Orono, Bowmaville, Barrie, Prescott, Sudbury, White River and Marathon.
Alyce E. Ross
After a brief illness in the Timmins and District Hospital, Alyce E. Ross died April 1, 2004. She is survived by her brother Ivan of Sydney, Nova Scotia and sisters Joyce Doyle of Mississauga and Marna Tedesco of Cochrane. She was predeceased by her parents Hugh and Elizabeth Ross, brothers Wilmer, Ronald and Jay, sisters Bernice Trowhill, Gladys Morrow and Erline Buffam. Ms. Ross spent several years in the insurance business and at the department of mines in Haileybury as deputy mining recorder. In 1968 she was transferred to Timmins and worked there until her retirement in 1979. She remained in Timmins until her death. Mr. Ross’s family felt it most fitting that her ashes be returned to Haileybury where they were interred in the ash garden of St. Paul’s Anglican Church on August 14, three days before her ninetieth birthday. She is at rest in a place she knew exceedingly well, St. Paul’s.
Gerald Shaver of North Cobalt died at the Temiskaming Hospital on July 22, 2004. He was born in Haileybury on February 22, 1958 to Donald and Isabelle (Higgins) Shaver. Mr. Shaver was educated at the Gwen School and ARC Industries and he was a member of the United Church. Mr. Shaver is survived by his parents Don and Isabelle; sisters Kim (Luke) and Kelly (Brian); brothers Tim (Robbie), Richard (Rachel) and Steven; nieces Steffanie, Kristi, Tiffanie, Kayla, Lacey and Emily; nephews Taylor, Andrew, Joey, Alex, Mark, Kyle, Joshua, Tyler, Jeffery and Michel. He was predeceased by his brother Mark Shaver, baby nephew R.J. and both maternal and paternal grandparents. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. Interment was August 14 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending the service came from Toronto, Kitchener, Maine, Kirkland Lake, Alberta, Renfrew and the surrounding area. In memory contributions were made to the Mental Health Association and the Haileybury Heritage Museum.
Former New Liskeard resident Lynda Doan died at her Wasaga Beach home on August 21, 2004. She was in her sixty-second year. She was born on April 29, 1943 in Victoria, British Columbia to Thomas Satchell and Olive Edna (Bridge) (Satchell) Lay. She grew up in St. Thomas. Ms. Doan was predeceased by her dear partner Larry Garrent, parents Thomas and Olive and stepfather Donald Lay.
She is survived by her children Kelvin (wife Kathy) Doan of Ottawa, Sandra Doan (partner Gary Haase) of Elmvale, Tom (wife Lorrie) Doan of Cambridge, Bill (wife Angel) Doan of Ottawa and Larry (wife Louise) Garrent; siblings Eleanor Charron (partner Gord Bruce) of St. Thomas, Tom (wife Peg) Satchell of Port Stanley; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held August 25 at the Williams Funeral Home in St. Thomas. Interment is at the St. Thomas Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ms. Doan to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Denis Lachapelle of Embrun died August 5, 2004 at the Ottawa General Hospital after having been ill with cancer. He was born in Belle Vallée on July 11, 1963 to Roland and Thérèse Lachapelle. He married Jocelyne Laferrière in Belle Vallée on June 4, 1988. Mr. Lachapelle is survived by his wife and their sons Benoît and Mathiew; siblings André (Lise) of Belle Vallée, Michel (Gisèle) of Belle Vallée, Nicole (Yvon Toupin) of New Liskeard, Ginette (René Côté) of Belle Vallée, Guy of Dubreuilville and Gilles (Joanne) of Belle Vallée; in-laws Alexandre and Beatrice Laferrière and several brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service conducted by Father Lafond in Belle Vallée on August 9. Burial is in Belle Vallee.
Joseph (Joe) Kacur
Joseph Kacur died August 3, 2004 in his eighty-fourth year at Parkwood Hospital in London, Ontario. He is survived by his wife Margaret and sons Wayne (Mary) of Tallahasse, Florida, Bryan (Diane) of London and Richard (Marjorie) of Latchford, grandchildren Jamie, Joseph, Allison and Joshua. Mr. Kacur and his wife would have been married 60 years in October. He was predeceased by his brothers John, Frank and Walter. Born in Lopej, Slovakia on June 11, 1921, he came to Canada with his family in 1929 and settled in Port Colborne. He served in the Canadian Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands and then in liberated Holland. After the war, Mr. Kacur began a career as a butcher. For close to 20 years he and his brother John owned a grocery store in Ridgeway, where Mr. Kacur worked as a butcher and store owner. In 1969 he sold the store business and then in 1970 purchased Camp Caribou on Lake Anima Nipissing. The camp was formerly owned by Karl Maki of Latchford. Mr. Kacur’s last visit to his beloved camp and island was during the summer of 2002. As a seasonal resident, he loved to talk with people and always had a kind and friendly word towards all his acquaintances and business contacts. He enjoyed fishing and singing and was known for his yodelling and his sausage making skills. Mr. Kacur was buried in the Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery on August 6.
Meredith (Sadie) Sadler
Temiskaming Lodge resident Meredith Sadler died August 11, 2004. Mr. Sadler was born in Milberta on September 30, 1918 to Edmund and Archina Meredith Sadler. Educated in Haileybury, he married Ruby May Richardson on September 5, 1942 in Cobalt. Mr. Sadler worked as an ONR station agent. He was a veteran of World War II from 1942-45 and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion.Mr. Sadler is survived by his wife Ruby, daughter Lynda (Roger) Bradshaw, son Keith (Sally) Sadler, grandsons Jeremy (Adrianna) Perrin, Kevin and Ryan Sadler, brother Harold (Lou) and special brother Alan Martel and Pat. He was predeceased by both parents, brother Ivan and sisters Edna, Hazel and Florence. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted by Reverend John Robertson on August 14 at St. Andrew’s United Church. Pallbearers were Masonic members Tom Wells, Steve Lamb, Rod Mathews, Jack Birtch, Charlie Alexander and Garry Soucisse. Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes to take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Haileybury. In memory contributions were made to St. Andrew’s United Church and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Edgar Hepton Bradley
Five days after celebrating his eighty-fourth birthday, Edgar Bradley died suddenly on July 30, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital. Born in Kerns Township on July 25, 1920 his early education took place in the Red School House, Kerns Township just west of Thornloe. Two weeks after his twenty-first birthday, he joined the Service Corps of the Canadian Army. He completed technical training as a diesel/electrical operator and received his Sergeant’s stripes in 1943. His tour of service included a two-year posting in Lewisporte, Newfoundland before returning to Petawawa in 1945. On August 11, 1943 he married Audrey Evalena Pacey. Following discharge from the army, Mr. Bradley worked for Hill Clark Francis prior to his longstanding employment with the Department of Highways (MTC/MTO) of Ontario. Starting as an equipment operator, he later secured his mechanic’s license in 1954. He subsequently held positions as mechanic, shop foreman and District Equipment Supervisor over the years. He transferred to North Bay (1969-1972) then Kenora, returning to New Liskeard in 1975. After 33 years of service, Mr. Bradley retired from the MTO in 1979. His favourite memories were those of his equipment operator days when he drove graders, snow plows and bulldozers. Mr. Bradley was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion. A Legion tribute was conducted in his honour at Perrin Funeral Chapel on the evening of August 1, 2004. A memorial service was held the following day with Kitty Miller officiating. Burial took place on August 3 at the Hanbury Cemetery. Predeceased by his parents John Bradley and Alice Spiers, brother Harvey (1975) and his wife Audrey (1992), he is survived by his twin brother Elmer Bradley of Saskatoon, sisters Pearl Miller and Norma Neill of New Liskeard. He will always be remembered by his children Bonnie (Sudbury), Linda (Toronto), Alan (Brigitte), Judy Cardinal (Rhéal) and John (Trudy) of New Liskeard, grandchildren Aaron, Jennifer, Lynn, Cheryl, Joseph and Robbie. He will also be missed by his three great-grandchildren Audrey, Ian, Tara-Jade and his special friend Mrs. W. Taylor.
Former Haileybury and Lorrain Valley resident Florence Miriam Berry (née Bonin) died on August 11, 2004 at the Headwaters Health Centre, Orangeville. She was born in New Liskeard on November 11, 1918 to Peter Bonin and Miriam Welsh. Mrs. Berry is survived by her son Robert of Duncan, British Columbia. She was predeceased by her husband Lorne, brothers William, Cyril, and sister Cora. Cremation has taken place. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As per her wishes there will be no service. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Georgette (née Benoit) Jackson died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on August 10, 2004 at the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener. She was born July 7, 1929 to Rosaire and Clara Benoit who have predeceased Mrs. Jackson. She is survived by her beloved husband Lee Jackson and children Judy (Tom) Nugent, Jane Jackson, Jocelynne (David) Tubrett and Kimberley (Trent) Littleton, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and siblings Roger Benoit, Lillianne Digby, Pauline Moore, Jeannine Grandmont and Claudette Castonguay. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service was held on August 14 at Westmount Funeral Chapel. Donations in memory of Mrs. Jackson to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
elen Margaret (Burns) Liscumb
Helen Margaret Liscumb died May 21, 2004 at Brockville General Hospital with her family at her bedside. She was born August 25, 1931 in Thornloe to Claude Burns and Mary (Brown) Burns. She attended the Red School on Poupore Road and Englehart High School. On November 29, 1952 she married Darcy Liscumb in Maynard. Mrs. Liscumb worked at R.C.A. Prescott and spent her life serving her community with St. John’s Ambulance as a first aid and CPR instructor. She also served with the Spencerville Fair, the Scouting movement and other organizations. She was a member of Wellington Rebekah Lodge #108. Mrs. Liscumb is survived by her daughters Darlene Poulter (Bazel) and Nancy Oliver (William); grandchildren Darcy and Jennifer Poulter, Diana Arbeau (Steve), Andrew and Matthew Oliver; sisters Marion Desjardins, Janet Farella (Dominic), Elaine Perrier (Rod), Linda Lonsdale, Iris Burns and Jo-Ann Alexander (Tom); and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Darcy in 1988, her father Claude in 1960, mother Mary in 1996, brother Walter in 2003, Bob in 2004 and an infant granddaughter Tara. The funeral was arranged by the Chris Slater Funeral Home in Prescott. Pallbearers were Randy and Eddie Bertrend, Rick Howelling, Sean Thomunson, Allan Liscumb and Rick Tourger. Interment is at Sandy Hill Cemetery.
Eileen Doris Young
Eileen Doris (née Price) Young died August 10, 2004 in Burlington at the age of 91. Predeceased by her husband Duncan, she is survived by her children Wendy Osborne (husband George) and Rod Young (wife Crystal), grandchildren Duncan (wife Cassandra) and Michael Osborne, Kristen and Kirk Young, great-grandson Benjamin Osborne, and sister Lois Skinner. The funeral service was held at Appleby United Church in Burlington on August 12. Interment is at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Iola Lenore Monahan
With family members at her side, Iola Lenore Monahan died August 2, 2004, at the Temiskaming Lodge. She was born in Micksburg, Ontario, on April 11, 1915, to Samuel and Catherine Mick. In 1929, her family moved to Dawson Point Road in Harris Township. Upon graduation from New Liskeard High School in 1932, she attended North Bay Teachers’ College, and then taught locally for several years.
After marrying Clarence Monahan of Matheson in 1942, she lived and taught in Porcupine until 1975, when she and Clarence retired back to the Mick family farm in Harris Township. Over the years Mrs. Monahan was very involved in a variety of community and church-related organizations. She was a devout Christian, dedicated to sharing her faith with others. Mrs. Monahan was predeceased by her husband Clarence, her parents, and her sisters Beulah (Jelly) and Elizabeth (Mick). She is survived by sons Dennis (Dawn) of Naughton, Lorne (Joanne) of Eganville, and Gerald (Sharon) of Timmins, as well as her grandchildren Shelley, Andrea, Tara, Scott, Heather, and Sean. She will be greatly missed. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service conducted August 5 at the New Liskeard Baptist Church. The family thanked all those who assisted and comforted Mrs. Monahan in her final days. The Temiskaming Hospital medical staff is thanked for its care. The personnel at the Temiskaming Lodge are highly commended for their dedication to her well-being. To dear friends Beth, Pearl, Vera, and Dianne, thanks are given for the hours spent at her bedside. Lastly, a thank you is extended to Rev. Robert McCarty for officiating at the funeral service, as well as to Rev. David Hooper for delivering the eulogy. To those who sent cards of sympathy, flowers, or a donation to the charity of their choice, your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated by the family.
Maisie Josephine McCauley Gray
Northview Nursing Home resident Maisie Gray died in her sleep at the Englehart and District Hospital on July 31, 2004. She was born on February 29, 1912 to John and Mary McCauley. Predeceased by her husband Walter Gray, she is survived by her daughters Nancy Nelson (husband Wayne), Judy Archer (husband Kirk) and Joan Gray; grandchildren Lori Allin (husband Dave), Tara Archer Teskey (husband Mark), Tanis Archer, Tony and Leslie; and great-grandchildren Tyler and Karlye Allin. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart. Cremation has occurred with a family service held at the Englehart Cemetery on August 6. The family thanked the Northview Nursing Home staff for making it feel like Mrs. Gray’s home and the Englehart and District Hospital for their professional and personal care of Mrs. Gray. In memory contributions to Northview Nursing Home and the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.
Kathleen (Kay) Lowrie
Kathleen (Kay) Lowrie, who was born in Charlton on October 2, 1925, died unexpectedly on August 9, 2004. Ms. Lowrie worked in Kirkland Lake, Ottawa and eventually made her home in North Bay where she worked for many years at Underwriters Adjustment Bureau until her retirement in 1988. She is survived by her nieces Jane (Ray) McCormick of Kitchener, Jill (Martin) Bates of Halifax, nephews Jim Somerville of Ottawa and Jeff (Mary) Somerville of Scarborough, great niece Hailey McCormick and great nephews Cale, Mason and Brock McCormick and Carter, Noah and Ethan Bates. She is predeceased by her parents Henry and Mary Lowrie and sister Carmel Somerville. Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart on Thursday, August 12 from 7 until 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Englehart on Friday, August 13 at 10 a.m. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family sincerely thanks the staff of the Critical Care Unit of Sudbury Memorial Hospital.
Elizabeth Jacksic died at the Temiskaming Hospital after having been ill with cancer. She was born in Haileybury on October 10, 1965 to Percy and Muriel Coe. Educated in New Liskeard and at college in North Bay, she was a hairstylist. On January 14, 1991 she married Steve Jacksic in Haileybury. Mrs. Jacksic is survived by her husband Steve and daughters Brea-Anne and Kimberley. She was predeceased by her parents. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service conducted by Dr. P.J. Pace. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Collingwood, Mississauga, Brampton and Ottawa.