Gunter J. Schoenijahn
Gunter J. Schoenijahn died at St. Joseph’s Health Center in Guelph on July 9, 2004.
He was born July 17, 1920 in Osnabrueck, Germany. His family immigrated to Canada in 1930 and settled in Harris Township near New Liskeard.
He retired from the Canadian Military after a distinguished career in the RCEME Corp having served in Europe during World War II and with the United Nations Forces in Korea.
Mr. Schoenijahn was predeceased by his parents Karl and Elizabeth as well as his sister-in-law Frances Schoenijahn and brother-in-law Ben Ziegler.
He is survived by his brother John of Haileybury, sister Ellen Ziegler (Hank Ages) of Florida, nephew Roy (Linda) Schoenijahn and niece Audrey Schoenijahn (Dave Forsyth) of New Liskeard, nieces Betty (Aurel) St. Onge of Cambridge, Liz (Fred) Milsom of Sarnia, Linda (Doug) Goring of Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as numerous great-nieces and -nephews.
Interment is near his parents at Lakeview Cemetery in Harris Township.
Funeral arrangements were by Perrin Funeral Chapel.
Raymond Foat from the Loon Lake Trailer Park, Cobalt, died July 5, 2004.
He was born in San Pedro, California, to Harold and Frances Foat on July 18, 1935.
Educated in California, he married his wife Margaret in Long Beach, California, on October 30, 1972.
In 1976 they moved to this area where he was the owner/operator of Loon Lake Trailer Park since that time.
While he was able, Mr. Foat taught children at the Loon Lake Trailer Park how to water ski.
Predeceased by his parents Harold and Frances, Mr. Foat is survived by his wife Margaret; brother Richard; sisters Beverly and Marion; children Barbara, Jeff and Vicky and stepchildren Wendell, Lois, Mike, Rose and Jim; and numerous grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury where the service was conducted July 9 by Reverend Wally Wood.
In memory contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Melvin Richard Sparling
Mel Sparling of Kenabeek died peacefully at his home on July 9, 2004.
He was born April 19, 1931 in New Liskeard. He married his wife Irene (Martin) on October 28, 1950 and worked many years for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, but his main interest in his life was his farm.
Mr. Sparling was predeceased by his wife Irene, daughters Gail and Linda, son Freddy and his parents Fred and Myrtle Sparling.
He will be sadly missed by his children Melvin (Debbie) of Thunder Bay, Sandy (Jean-Louis Plante) of Kenabeek, Clarence (Kerry) of New Liskeard, Gary (Rita) of Kenabeek, Judy (Tony Jacklin) of Kenabeek, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, sisters Elta Little of Kerns, Babe Little and Donna Vorano of Hudson Township, three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Kitty Miller.
In memory contributions to the Kenabeek Fire Department or the Temiskaming Hospital Cat Scan Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.
John Louis Phillips
John Louis Phillips of Kerns Township died at the Temiskaming Hospital, surrounded by family, on July 3, 2004 after a short stay there.
He was born in Uno Park on March 2, 1918 to Lawrence and Annie Phillips.
Educated at Uno Park and Milberta Public Schools, he married Jean Hillcoat in Uno Park on June 11, 1946.
Mr. Phillips was a farmer and pedigreed seed grower since 1946. A general contractor (loader and truck) he was also chairman of the Kerns Central School in 1961 and champion seed exhibitor (Northeastern soil and crop, the Royal Winter Fair). He was also a member of the Alexander Memorial Church in Milberta.
Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife Jean, daughters Joan (Roger), Barb (Al), Beth (Jamie), sons Jack (Alyson), Terry (Julie), 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, sisters Lena Kuchar, Florella Leduc and Doris Willard (Pearlie).
He was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Annie Phillips, sisters Artchmase, Olive, Josephine, Mary and Amelia, and brothers Lawrence and Edward.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Reverend Wally Wood at St. Paul’s United Church. Organist was Doriel Poupore.
Pallbearers were grandsons Lance Males, Peter Kinch, Chase Phillips, John Phillips, David Hawken and Philip Hawken.
Burial is at the Milberta Pioneer Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Mr. Phillips were made to the Temiskaming Hospital Cat Scan Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Northeastern Cancer Centre.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Timmins, North Bay, Pembroke, Toronto , Ottawa and Kapuskasing.
Temiskaming Lodge resident Alma Mercier died June 21, 2004.
She was born in Trout Creek on November 29, 1921 to Jacob and Caroline Eckensviller.
Educated in Trout Creek, she married Ernest R. Mercier of Cobalt in Trout Creek on October 5, 1942.
Mrs. Mercier was a store clerk and a homemaker. She was a member of the church, she loved to bowl and played bingo and she also enjoyed the Blue Jays.
Mrs. Mercier was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Ernest.
One of 13 children, she is survived by three sisters and two brothers; daughters Sandra (Joe) Tresidder of Cobalt, Vivian Dalley of Cobalt, Barbara (Richard) Robitaille of Capreol; son Brian (Donna) Mercier of Cobalt; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted June 26 by Fathers John Lemire and M.J. Scully at St. Patrick’s Parish in Cobalt.
Burial is at St. Thérèse Cemetery in Cobalt.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Barrie, Burlington, Callander, Capreol, the Tri-Towns and North Bay.
In memory contributions went to the Canadian Cancer Society, the CNIB and Camp Quality.
Blanche Victoria May Dettman
Blanche Victoria May (Campbell) Dettman died peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Lindsay on July 1, 2004. She was in her one-hundredth year.
Mrs. Dettman attended public and high schools in Haileybury, then took training to be a Registered Nurse and finished her studies at the Red Cross Hospital in Cobalt. She did her obstetrical training in New York. She continued her career as a Registered Nurse until her marriage to Eldon C. Dettman on August 15, 1935.
Mrs. Dettman was predeceased by her husband of over 56 years, Eldon, sisters Merle and Louise, brothers Elmer and Charles, nieces and nephews Gilbert, Raymond, Muriel, Nadine and Joanne.
She is survived by her daughter Glenda Morden (husband Douglas), granddaughter Cynthia McEwan (husband Tyler), grandson Jeffery Morden and his best friend Melissa Burgess, and by several nieces and nephews.
A private family service was held July 5 at the Mackey Funeral Home in Lindsay. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Lindsay.
If desired, memorial donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church or Palliative Care Victoria would be appreciated by the family.
Samuel David Knott
Samuel David Knott, of RR#3 Thornloe, died June 14, 2004 at the Englehart and District Hospital. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumour on July 7, 2003.
He was born in Hilliard Township on March 22, 1935 to Christopher and Lena Knott.
Educated at SS #1 B Hilliard School, he married Mary Ella E. Dickinson in Thornloe on July 6, 1957.
Mr. Knott worked at Kerr Addison Mine, as a truck driver for West Trucking, Jacksic Brothers, Concrete Construction and LaCarte. He also worked at Wabi Iron and Steel and was an avid farmer.
Mr. Knott loved his family and friends and he also had a love of horses, going to horse pulls and plowing matches, fun days at Powassan and he also loved the farm.
Mr. Knott is survived by his wife Mary; daughters Cathy, Sharon (husband Rick) and Pam (husband Eugene); sons Michael (wife Thérèse) and Sam Jr.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers Earl, Victor, Robert, Bruce and families; sisters Gert, Berna, Lillian, Sheila, Carol, Linda and families.
He was predeceased by his father Christopher and mother Lena, brother Dale and grandson James.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by minister Bill Scott of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Pallbearers were James Dickinson, James Connolly, Guy Carleton, John Burns, Stephen Burns and Pat Kilroy.
Burial is at the Thornloe Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Belle River, St. Catharines, Powassan, Field, Stoney Point, St. Joachim, Woodslee, Whitby, Iroquois Falls, Larder Lake, Kirkland Lake and Temiskaming Shores.