Loretta Isobel Smith
Temiskaming Lodge resident Loretta Isobel Smith died June 15, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in Belle Vallee on June 11, 1926 to Mary and Michael Kirkey.
Educated in Belle Vallee, she married Murray Smith in New Liskeard in 1949.
Mrs. Smith worked as a bookkeeper/accountant for several businesses including Hill Clark Francis.
She was an avid knitter and had extensive gardens and she was active in sharing her many perennials.
Mrs. Smith, a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, is survived by her husband Murray, sons Bryan (Kathy) and Bruce (Pierette), brothers James and Vincent, sisters Marie, Theresa and Cecil, grandsons Christopher Smith, Wesley Smith, Brad Dawson and Tyler Dawson.
She was predeceased by her infant brother Leonard and brother Eugene Kirkey.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel and conducted at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church by Fathers Lemire and Scully.
Pallbearers were Wayne Carter, Brad Dawson, Tyler Dawson, Chris Smith, Alex Mills and Robert MacPherson.
Burial is at the Roman Catholic Cemetery on Dawson Point Road.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from British Columbia, Alberta, Toronto, Port Perry, Cochrane and Sudbury.
Evelyn Laplante of Belle Vallée died May 30, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Mrs. Laplante (née Pulchinski), a devoted housewife, had a great love of the outdoors (fishing) and a passion for her crocheting and quilting.
She is survived by her husband Maurice Laplante; sisters Margaret and Marie; children Jeannette, Jacqueline, Jean-Paul, Roger, Anicet and Daniel; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Laplante was predeceased by her son Robert.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard.
Pallbearers were Jean-Paul Laplante, Anicet Laplante, Daniel Laplante, Maurice Chabot, Guylain Laplante and Marc Bibeau.
Cremation has occurred.
Relatives and friends from out of town came from Bouchette, Quebec, Montebello and area, Toronto, Cambridge, Brampton, Sudbury and Elliot Lake.
Phyllis (Gervais) Archer
Phyllis (Gervais) Archer died June 14, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 68.
She was born on February 23, 1936 in Harley Township to Ray and Matilda (Robinson) Stewart.
Predeceased by her parents and her first husband Rheal Gervais, she is survived by her children Denise Bradford (Bert Morin), Claude, Danny (Nicole) and Guy (Darquise) Gervais; grandchildren Keith (Jennifer), John (Edith) and Derek Bradford, Michael, Jessica, Andrew, Gregory, Jeremy and Daniel Gervais; great-grandchildren Keitra, Dagon and Tyson Bradford; and special friend Larry Archer.
Cremation has occurred with interment to follow at the Catholic Cemetery in New Liskeard.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Northdale Manor Fund or the C.T. Scanner Fund at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Shirley Aileen Bush
Family and friends mourn the loss of life-long area resident Shirley Aileen Myers Bush, who died at the Temiskaming Hospital on January 7, 2005 after a lengthy illness.
She was born in 1925 and was the chosen daughter and only child of Joseph and Edith Myers. She attended school in Moore’s Cove and New Liskeard and subsequently found employment in local businesses — the Edwards Agency, Hill, Clark and Francis, and Northern Telephone where she worked for many years as a telephone operator.
Predeceased by her parents and her husband, Clarence Bush, she is survived by her children Dianne, Doug, Allan, Kathy and Judy; and by six grandchildren.
As a member of First Baptist Church in New Liskeard, Mrs. Bush sought to strengthen her faith and was eager to share it with others. She was particularly grateful for the friendship, nurture and support of members of the Bertha Getty Mission Circle.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard and was held at First Baptist Church on January 10. Reverend Bob McCarty conducted the service, celebrating her life and faith. Ministry of music was provided by Barbara Boisvert, Linda Goddard and Dawn Hillier.
Pallbearers were grandchildren Richard Bush, Jennifer Bush and Vicky Squires, nephews Mansel and Daryl Wilson and family friend Allan Bartlett.
Spring interment will take place at the New Liskeard Cemetery.
Following the funeral service, friends from First Baptist Church provided lunch in the church hall and an opportunity for fellowship. The family is grateful for this caring ministry.
In memoriam contributions, gifts of flowers and food, and other kind expressions of sympathy are acknowledged by the family with deep gratitude.
Nora Geraldine Carragher
Nora Geraldine Carragher died peacefully at Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury on January 15, 2005.
She was born in New Liskeard on February 9, 1912 to Maude (McKenzie) and Ernest Frisby.
Mrs. Carragher was a faithful member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in New Liskeard where she was a longstanding choir member. She had a great talent for beading and other creative crafts.
In her youth she had a keen interest in sports, especially swimming where she excelled as a long distance swimmer. While in New Liskeard she enjoyed acting roles and became a president of the drama club. Mrs. Carragher also had a keen interest in music as an accomplished pianist and, in later years, she developed an interest in writing poetry.
Mrs. Carragher was predeceased by her husband George, her parents Maude and Ernest Frisby, sisters Blanche Greenwood, Ina Blackmore, Jean Wilkinson, Doris Elliott and Marg Cook, and by her brother Gary Frisby.
She is survived by her daughter Molly O’Heany and her grandsons Sean and James.
In keeping with Mrs. Carragher’s wishes, cremation has taken place and her remains will be returned to New Liskeard in the spring.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Red Cross Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
The funeral was arranged by Ferguson Funeral Home in Thornbury.
Dorothy Helen Greenwood
Hudson Township resident Dorothy Helen (nee Plastow) Greenwood passed away peacefully on December 15th, 2004 at Temiskaming Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 82 years.
She was born in Walkerville, Ontario (now Windsor) on January 28th, 1922 to Walter B. Plastow and Mary Jane McRobb.
Educated in St. Thomas, she graduated from Hamilton General Hospital as a registered nurse in 1944. She worked in St. Thomas for a year and then as night duty supervisor at Galt Memorial Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta where she met her husband Bert. She worked at the Lady Minto and New Liskeard and District Hospital where she was head of obstetrics for many years retiring in 1978.
On June 12th, 1947 she married Arthur Hubert Greenwood in St. Thomas, Ontario and traveled to Northern Ontario to reside on their farm until the time of her death. She and her husband Bert raised Purebred Ayrshire Cattle and in later years Red Angus Beef Cattle.
A member of St. John’s Anglican Church, she served on many committees including the Altar Guild, the choir and most recently, spent many hours organizing and helping with the Caring and Sharing weekly lunch program.
She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge, Hudson Women’s Institute, Little Claybelt Museum and Hudson Young at Heart Seniors Club. Also volunteered with the Arthritis Exercise Swim Group, visited friends regularly in the Northdale Manor, Temiskaming Lodge and the Temiskaming Hospital.
Many hours were spent baking bread and pastries for her family and friends and also for the church and other fundraisers.
She loved to play euchre and Scrabble and enjoyed traveling to Edmonton, California and Cancun.
She had many friends in New Liskeard and in Edmonton as well as her nursing classmates who met every year for reunions, last celebrating their 60th in June 2004.
She was known as “Nan” to her family and to many others.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, infant sister Mary Elizabeth, foster sister Helen Wilkinson, sister-in-law Trudy Plastow and granddaughters Rhonda and Rebecca Greenwood.
She is survived by her brother Frederich (Ted) Plastow of Pacoima, California, son Walter (Katheline) of New Liskeard, daughters Mary (Roger) Dorion of Hudson Township and Helen (Les) Legg of Edmonton, Alberta, grandsons Jake (Roseann) and Jeremy (Amber) Winters and David Greenwood, great granddaughters Paige Winters and Fabianne Cadieux-Greenwood and nephews Allan and Tom Greenwood.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home with service December 19th, 2004 at St. John the Evangelist conducted by Reverend Linda White with organist Betty Brazill. The eulogy was given by a dear friend, Joyce Fielder.
Pallbearers were grandsons Jake and Jeremy Winters, David Greenwood, nephew Tom Greenwood, friends Jim Scott and Tom Hartzke.
Burial will take place in the spring at Valley View Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Diabetes Foundation and Temiskaming Hospital Cat Scan are greatly appreciated by the family.
Ernest Albert Saindon
New Liskeard resident Ernest Saindon died January 12, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital. He had been ill with cancer.
Mr. Saindon was born in Cobalt on August 1, 1929 and worked as a scaler and a miner.
He is survived by his two daughters Joanne Boucher (Michel) and Jocelyne Carter (Wayne), Patrick, AJ, Cassandra and Merrisa.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service conducted by Father Richard Ngoy on January 19 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church.
Cremation will take place.
Doris Marie Dempster
Doris Marie (Maxey) Dempster died suddenly in Calgary on December 19, 2004 in her sixty-ninth year.
She was predeceased by her parents Joe and Violet Maxey, daughter Connie, her sister Isobel and her beloved companion Gary Bray.
Ms. Dempster is survived by her beloved children Donna (Larry) and Wendy of Calgary and Michael (Linda) of Kelowna, British Columbia, loving sister Ethel (Bob) of Bracebridge, grandchildren Kirk, Scott, Michael, Ashley and Erika and her special nephew Dayle.
A memorial service was held at the Calgary Crematorium Chapel on December 27, 2004.
As expressions of sympathy, donations in Ms. Dempster’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
“May you rest in peace, Doris.”
Paul Anthony LaBine
On January 16, 2005 Paul Anthony LaBine died at the Belleville General Hospital. He was in his seventy-sixth year.
Mr. LaBine was predeceased by his parents John and Nora LaBine and wife Nancy LaBine, brother John LaBine (Margaret) and sister Theresa Truchon (Ron).
He is survived by his children Alan LaBine of Saskatoon, Mary Boyce (Egerton) of Belleville and John LaBine (Helen) of Timmins; grandchildren Colton and Alexandra; siblings Nora Walsh (Ed), Dennis LaBine (Marie) and Leo LaBine (Rose).
The funeral was arranged by the Burke Funeral Home in Belleville with the service held January 18. Cremation to follow.
Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.