Pearl Belva Vickery
After a lengthy illness, Northview Nursing Home resident Pearl Belva Vickery died August 4, 2004 in Englehart. She was born in Englehart on January 17, 1931 to Mae and Ernest Vickery. Educated in Tomstown, she liked to play the guitar and was a fan of hockey (the Toronto Maple Leafs) and wrestling. She also won many awards for bowling for the Northview Nursing Home. Ms. Vickery, a member of the Tomstown Presbyterian Church, is survived by her brother Lawrence Vickery and wife Beryl, many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Mae and Ernest Vickery, brother Roy, sister-in-law Mary Lee Vickery, sister Myrtle, brother-in-law Ernie Gedney and nephew Garry Vickery. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted August 6 by Dennis Mortson. Pallbearers were Stuart Hobbs, Lee Scott, Shannon Vickery, Jason Vickery, Amy Vickery and Holly Vickery. Burial is at the Ingram Cemetery. Relatives and friends from out of town came from North Bay, Elko, Nevada, and Newmarket.In memory contributions were made to the Northview Nursing Home Activity Fund and the Tomstown Presbyterian Church.
Germaine Vigneault died August 6, 2004 at Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury. She was born in St. Bernard de Michaudville, Quebec, on December 3, 1915 to Louis Ethier and Rose-Anna Tessier. Educated in Belle Vallée, she lived there most of her life, marrying Omer Vigneault in Belle Vallée on June 28, 1938. Mrs. Vigneault was predeceased by her husband Omer on August 23, 1983 at the Temiskaming Hospital, by her son Gilles and son-in-law Yves Genier. She is survived by her sister Bertha Chartrand; sister-in-law Marie Ethier; in-laws Georges and Lucienne Beaulac, Juliette Beaulac; children Therese Genier, Connie Vigneault, Madeleine (Real) Boucher, Ubald (Nellie) Vigneault, Simone (Jacques) Lavoie, Gilberte (Phillipe) Cloutier, Laurent (Helen) Vigneault, Helene Vigneault, Louise (Paul) Canning, Solange (Henri) Courchesne, Yvon (Mary Ann) Vigneault, Paulette (Bob) Smyth, Guy Vigneault (friend Lynn Cox) and Michel Vigneault (friend Francois Couture); 37 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Father Lafond at Sacred Heart Church. Paul Vigneault was the cross-bearer. Pallbearers were Gerald Genier, Jocelyn Boucher, Francois Lavoie, Bryan Vigneault, Marc Vigneault and Robert Vigneault. Burial is at the Belle Vallée Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Cochrane, Toronto, Georgetown, Sudbury, Brampton, Ottawa, Gatineau, Earlton, Kirkland Lake and Timmins.
Dorothy Evelyn Lowe
Former Haileybury resident Dorothy Evelyn Lowe (née Murray) died July 28, 2004 at the Spiritual and Palliative Care Centre of St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Brockville. She had bravely battled three brain tumours since 1979. She was born in Haileybury on February 22, 1928 and attended Ste. Marie Convent School. Mrs. Lowe came from a family rich in the history of the North. Her father, James Hugh Murray, had an insurance business and later staked Quemont Mine at Noranda. Her grandfather, D.R. Murray, was the first motorman on the Nipissing Central Railway and he retired as company treasurer. Mrs. Lowe is survived by her husband of 54 years, James Norman Lowe, sons Ross Murray of Erie, Pennsylvania and Thomas Stephen Lowe of Edmonton, and sister-in-law Phyllis Lowe of North York.
Winefride Elizabeth “Freddy” Thompson
Winefride Elizabeth “Freddy” Thompson died peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, London on August 9, 2004. She was in her seventy-fourth year. Mrs. Thompson, BNSc 1953 Queen’s University, was predeceased by her parents James and Ileene Drover, husband John Thompson and brother Ellis Drover. She is survived by her children Andrew Thompson (wife Mhay) of Kingston, Bruce Thompson (wife Betsy) of Campbellford, Heather Thompson of Barrie, and Maureen McKenzie (husband Neil) of London; grandchildren Nadine, Renee, Katie, Alexander, Ian, Melissa and Brian; brother James Drover (wife Cheryl) of Fredericton and sister-in-law Barb Drover of Kanata. The memorial service and interment was in Kingston.
Effeline Mary Jane Conlin
Temiskaming Lodge resident Effeline Mary Jane Conlin died August 2, 2004 at the Lodge. She was born in Wolfe Lake, Quebec, on March 24, 1910 to Joseph J. and Kate Conlin. Educated in New Liskeard, she was a member of Holy Cross Parish in New Liskeard and worked as a nurse’s aid. Ms. Conlin is survived by her brother Bernard Conlin and sister Elizabeth Despres. She was predeceased by her brothers John and Dorcey Conlin. Cremation has taken place with her ashes buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery.
North Cobalt resident Alice Kergan died July 22, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born at home in Dymond Township on February 14, 1938 to Gaudious Desrosiers and Florence Leroux. She married Elgin (Chuck) Kergan in Sudbury on August 6, 1957.
Mrs. Kergan was the owner of the Northway Restaurant in Hearst and was a waitress and cook at Hearst Husky. She moved to the Tri-Towns after retiring in 1993.
Mrs. Kergan enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting, cross stitching and going for coffee at the Country Kitchen.
Mrs. Kergan was predeceased by her husband on July 11, 1983 in Hearst, her son Charlie Kergan, brothers Fred and Lawrence Desrosiers, one niece, one nephew, in-laws Mac and Mary Hall of Owen Sound and James Hamilton of Owen Sound.
She is survived by her sons Kerry (Carol Smythe and their daughter Keely Rose), Darcy and Stacy; daughter Lecinda (Andrew Hardy and his children Adam and Shawn) and Lecinda’s children Danita Dugas (Josh Randle), Sylvie, Charelle and Alexandre Dugas and their father André Dugas (Chantal Miron); siblings Beatrice Desrosiers of Montreal, Paul (Violet Veley) of Englehart, Claire (Jack) Novak of Neepawa, Manitoba, Clifford (Ruth Marriott) of Haileybury, Roger (Myra Walters) of Clarenvilla, Newfoundland, Theresa (Mel) Jibb of Englehart, Laura (Ed) Gagne of New Liskeard, Simone (Andy) LaFerriere of Timmins, Frances (Barry) McNair of New Liskeard and Louise (Gordan) Pyle of Calgary; uncle Ernest Leroux of Englehart; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and sisters-in-law Evelyn Hamilton of Owen Sound, Eileen (née Jelly) Desrosiers of New Liskeard and Delia (née Leduc) Desrosiers of Sudbury.
A gathering in memory of Mrs. Kergan will be held at the Olde Village Abbey in Thornloe on Sunday, August 8 at 3 p.m. Family and friends are welcome.
Larry Liautaud died suddenly in Mississauga on July 25, 2004. He was in his sixtieth year.
Mr. Liautaud is survived by his wife Mary Levesque, children Tracey McVittie (Doug), Tammy Small (Brian), Lori Labelle (Kevin), Chris Flannigan and Lori Pilatzke (Marty), grandchildren Jessica, Shelby, James, Taylor, Brooke, Kristopher and Jonah, parent Merle Traynor of Owen Sound and nephew Trevor Delgarno.
Mr. Liautaud will be greatly missed on the golf course by his many friends.
Memorial donations to the Trillium Gift of Life Network would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com
John William (Bill) Elliot
Bill Elliott died July 21, 2004 at the Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury.
Mr. Elliott was born in Telkwa, British Columbia on November 18, 1928 to John William and Nina Elliott.
Mr. Elliott worked in construction all of his life, most of the time as a superintendent for the general contractor. Some projects he accomplished were the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal in 1956, the German Pavillion at Expo 67, the Moosonee Education Center in 1968, the Agricultural College in New Liskeard in 1969, Ecole Secondaire Sainte Marie high school in 1972-74, English Catholic Central School, the Timmins Square Mall 1975-76 and many other jobs too numerous to list.
Mr. Elliott’s pastimes in his earlier years were market gardening and hobby farming. He loved to read and write poetry and he was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Timmins for several years.
Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife Ilean, sons Kevin (Caroline) and Terry (Marlene), grandchildren Sharron (John), Shannon (Travas), Geraldine and Thereasa, and great-grandchildren Kay-lyne, Terrace, Payton and Hayleigh.
Interment to follow at Harley Township Cemetery.
Eileen “Thelma” Perks
Eileen “Thelma” Perks died peacefully at Vista Park Lodge Personal Care Home in Winnipeg on July 28, 2004 due to complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born in Birmingham, England, on November 29, 1925. She married Stan Perks in 1947 and immigrated to Canada in 1961. She lived in New Liskeard from 1961 to 1974 working as a clerk at Northern Telephone.
In 1974 she moved, with her husband and children, to Fergus where she lived for 10 years working at ITT as well as Sears. In 1984 she and her husband moved to Milton where they lived until she moved to Vista Park Lodge in August of 2002.
Mrs. Perks will be remembered for her sense of humour and her love of animals.
Mrs. Perks is survived by her loving husband Stan of Winnipeg (and cat Simba), son David of Ottawa and daughter Susan (Paul) Ash of Winnipeg; brother Dennis (Pat) Hall of Greensville, Ontario, sister Brenda Hall of Telford, England, and their children and grandchildren; her longtime friends Jean Knight and Kay Rolfe, both of England.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a local humane society or to the Residents Fund at Vista Park Lodge would be appreciated by the family.
Audrey May Paquette
Audrey May Paquette was born on October 1, 1924 to Gordon and Annie MacDonald of Elk Lake.
At the age of 15 she met the love of her life, Albert Paquette. She married Albert at the age of 20. They remained happily married until 1986 when he passed away suddenly. Nevertheless, Albert remained Audrey’s soulmate until her passing.
They were the proud parents of four children — Dianne, Jeannie, Butch (Albert Jr.) and Lolly (Collette).
Audrey was not only a wonderful mother and grandmother, but a comedian and confidante.
The women who carry on Audrey’s legacy hope one day they will become the extraordinary woman she was. The men who have been lucky enough to know Audrey hope that one day they will find a woman with the heart and determination Audrey possessed.
Audrey passed away at the Temiskaming Hospital on August 1.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband Albert; daughter Jeannie; and brothers Bobby and Merritt (Mutt).
Audrey’s memory will always be in the hearts of: sister Eileen; brother Glenn (Winnie); son Butch (Josyane); daughters Dianne and Lolly (Derrell); 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will take place at the Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury on August 5. Services will take place from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
To recognize Audrey’s daughter Jeannie’s courageous battle with cancer, in memoriam donations to the local branch of the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Audrey will not only be remembered as a loving sister, mother and grandmother, but as an unselfish person who always put others before herself. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Roy Frederick Hughes
Roy Frederick Hughes of RR#2 Englehart died July 21, 2004 at his home.
Mr. Hughes was born in Bryce Township in March of 1936 to Geoffrey and Gertrude Hughes.
Mr. Hughes, a farmer, married his wife Karen in Haileybury on February 13, 1987.
He is survived by his wife Karen and daughter Pamela Hughes; sister Betty Edwards, brother-in-law Ivan Edwards and their daughter Lori Edwards; and various aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother and father.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted by Reverend White.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Brampton, Bancroft and Manitoulin Island.
Burial will follow at the Charlton Cemetery.