Mary Patricia Schaefer
Mary Patricia Schaefer (née Simpson), born in Haileybury, Ontario on November 13, 1924 to Fred and Mary Simpson, died in Cranbrook, British Columbia on June 25, 2004 at the age of 79 years.
Predeceased by her husband Kurt Schaefer of Haileybury, sister Kathy Holmes of New Liskeard and brothers Rick and Peter of Haileybury.
Survived by sister Florrie Dewson (Jack) of Barrie, son Bob of Edmonton, daughter Patricia of Cranbrook, BC, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pat was best known as the Secretary to the Dean of the School of Mines in Haileybury where she served for many years and was a lifetime honourary member of the Alumni. The daughter of an Ontario Provincial Policeman, she lived in several Ontario communities as a child and young woman before returning to Haileybury where she lived most her life. In recent years, she moved west to be closer to her children.
She will be laid to rest at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Haileybury.
John Jacob Veldhuis
After a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer, John Jacob Veldhuis of Hudson Township died May 24, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
He was born in Appeldoorn, Holland, on October 16, 1937 to Frederick and Hendrika Veldhuis.
Educated in Holland and Canada, he married Margaret Carleton in New Liskeard on May 22, 1965.
Mr. Veldhuis worked as a laboratory tech at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph until the veterinary lab opened in New Liskeard in 1961. He retired when the lab closed in 1993.
Mr. Veldhuis loved fishing, cooking, and singing with the Overtones. He attended Hillview United Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.
Mr. Veldhuis is survived by his wife Margaret, sons Lincoln (Lori) and Jared and by his sister Ricky.
He was predeceased by his parents, twin brother Henry and older brothers Fred and Ed.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Kitty Miller at Hillview United Church.
Cremation has taken place with burial at the Harley Cemetery.
In memory contributions were made to various charitable organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, the Diabetes Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Also, a memorial scholarship is being established through Northern College to assist students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program.
Norman Alexis Giroux
Norman Alexis Giroux died at the family residence on June 29, 2004. He was in his seventy-third year.
Mr. Giroux is survived by his wife Doreen; children Michael and Lydia, Kathy and her husband Doug Truant, grandchildren Rachel, Joseph and Isabelle, Rebecca, Sean and Eric. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
The funeral mass was held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Pickering Village (Ajax) on July 3.
Interment was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kearney, Ontario on July 6.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Durben H. Goddard
After a lengthy battle with cancer, Durben H. Goddard of New Liskeard died at the Temiskaming Hospital on June 18, 2004.
He was born in Brethour Township June 9, 1917 to John and Harriet Goddard.
Mr. Goddard married Evelyn M. Wilson in Thornloe on November 24, 1942 and he served overseas during World War II from 1942-46.
Mr. Goddard worked at Wabi Iron and Steel from 1948-1982. He enjoyed bowling, dancing and music in his spare time.
Mr. Goddard was predeceased by his wife in New Liskeard on September 28, 1995, by his father, mother, 10 brothers, 2 sisters and 1 great-grandchild.
He is survived by his son Durben (Ted) and daughters Dianne MacDonell and Debbi Johnston Young (John Young), eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with a memorial gathering of friends and family on June 20. Cremation has occurred with burial in the New Liskeard Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Capreol, Kirkland Lake, Hamilton, St. Williams, Timmins and Ottawa.
Rene W. Morin
Rene (Ben) Morin died June 27, 2004 in his eighty-ninth year.
Mr. Morin was predeceased by his wife Edna (née Roberts) and son-in-law Sydney Fortchimo.
He is survived by his children Kenneth (Carol) of Orangeville, Sarah Williams (Ron) of Bruce Mines, Allan (Jacinta) of Bruce Mines, Edith Fortchimo of Chisasibi, Quebec, Nancy Milne (Ron) of Kirkland Lake, Mary McNeely (Bruce) of Bangkok, Thailand, Lois Nolan (Paul) of Bruce Mines and Robert of Iqaluit, Nunavet; sister Leona McAnaul (George) of Haileybury; sister-in-law Eleanor (Nell) Harrison of Elliot Lake; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held July 10 at 83 Taylor Street, Bruce Mines at 2 p.m.
Donations in memory of Mr. Morin to the Thessalon Hospital or Algoma Manor would be appreciated by the family.
Marie Paule Cloutier
Marie Paule Cloutier (née Paiement) of Englehart died June 14, 2004 at the Englehart and District Hospital.
She was born in Earlton on December 5, 1930 to Wilfrid and Rosilia Paiement and later married Roberge “Paul” Cloutier in Earlton on May 13, 1947.
Mrs. Cloutier’s main focus was her family of five children and eight grandchildren. She was truly a great caring and giving person who will be missed by everyone. She was famous at saying these words to everyone: “Mom loves you!”
Mrs. Cloutier, a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 310 in Elk Lake, was predeceased by her husband Roberge on June 14, 2003 and by her parents Wilfrid and Rosilia, brother Yvon and sister Marie Rose.
She is survived by her children Wilfrid (Huguette), Jean Marc, Mario (Connie), Diane and Linda; grandchildren Marie, David, Sara, Marco, Maria, Michelle, Chanelle and Angèle; siblings Ambroise (Mariette), Raymonde, Yvonne, Larry (Leverne), Irene (Paul-Emile), Jeannine (Antoine), Madelaine (Claude), Pauline (Gordon), Rosaire (Therese), Nicole (Bertrand), Micheline (Ghislain), Lise (Richard), and Wilfrid (Susan).
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conduced by Father Roland Lapalme on June 17 at Earlton St. Jean Baptiste Church.
Pallbearers were grandsons David and Marco, granddaughters Marie and Sara, godchildren Claude Fortin and Joanne Cloutier. Honourary pallbearers were sons Jean Marc, Wilfrid, Mario and Jack Hill.
Relatives and friends attending the service came from Timmins, South Porcupine, Kirkland Lake, Matachewan, Elk Lake, Englehart, New Liskeard, Mississauga, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Sudbury, Pompano, Florida, Amos, Ottawa and North Bay.
In memory contributions were made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Lung Association.
Kevin Ryan of Charlton died June 16, 2004 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Complications arose after a successful bone marrow transplant.
He was born in Englehart on October 25, 1952 to Allen and Alacoque Ryan.
Educated at Savard Public School and Englehart High School, he married his wife Carolyn in Englehart on July 26, 1975.
Mr. Ryan was self-employed as a stone mason for approximately 30 years. He also worked at Adams Mine for 10 of those years.
Mr. Ryan enjoyed working in the masonry business alongside his sons. He learned the trade from his father-in-law John Martin Jr.
Mr. Ryan loved his family, his work and he adored his little granddaughters. He was very interested in history and wrote “Sawdust to Ashes,” the beginning of Charlton’s history up to the fire that destroyed the town in 1922. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Englehart.
He enjoyed agriculture and was president of the Ontario Association of Agriculture Societies in the 1980s.
Mr. Ryan is survived by his wife Carolyn; sons Dan (wife Khrissy) Ryan, Justin Ryan and Travis Ryan; granddaughters Dannee and Jenna Ryan; sister Catherine (Erik) Oja; brothers Morris (Pat) Ryan, Mike Ryan, Jerome (Janie) Ryan, Urban (Mary) Ryan; brother-in-law Cecil Mitchell; aunts Dorothy Ryan and Doris Sullivan; many cousins, nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Frieda Martin.
He was predeceased by his parents Allen and Alacoque Ryan; infant brother Anthony and infant sister Adrian Ryan; brother Leo Ryan; sister Marlene Mitchell; father-in-law John Martin Jr.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on June 21 by Father Des O’Conner.
Pallbearers were Pat Ramesbottom, Keith Bond, Gerald Seguin, Mike Kingston, Doug Blackburn and Dale Macdonnell.
Burial is at the Englehart Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service came from Ottawa, North Bay, Sudbury, Massey, Haileybury, New Liskeard, Kirkland Lake, Englehart, Charlton, Toronto and Barrie.
In memory contributions to Princess Margaret Hospital Lodge in Toronto or to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.