After a lengthy illness, due to cancer and heart problems for many years, Iona Presseault of New Liskeard died January 4, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born on June 21, 1927 to Joseph and Eva Carisse. On January 2, 1946 she married Charles Aimé Presseault at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in North Cobalt.
Mrs. Presseault is survived by her sons Carson, Charles and Ross; daughters Anna Presseault, Eva Peddie and Deborah (Debbie) Demers, Carol Presseault and Toni Plante.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles, son Louis, grandson Richard Presseault and granddaughters Sophie Presseault, Lynda and Julie Presseault.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service conducted by Father John Lemire at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church on January 8.
Cremation has occurred with burial to follow in the spring.
In memory contributions to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
James Thomas Scurfield
James Thomas Scurfield died suddenly at South Bruce Grey Health Centre in Owen Sound on January 12, 2005 in his sixty-ninth year.
Mr. Scurfield came to Canada in 1957 and worked for Ontario Northland Communications in various small towns in Northern Ontario before moving to Northern Telephone in New Liskeard in 1961. He was well known in New Liskeard for the time he donated to the Midget hockey league, the Outlaw hockey league and the recreation committee.
In 1974 he moved to Kincardine to take on the job of General manager at Bruce Municipal Telephone System. He was well known in the telecommunications industry, having served on the board of the Ontario Telephone Association for 14 years and the board of the Canadian Independent Telephone Association for 13 years, three as president. He retired in 1991 due to heart problems.
Mr. Scurfield is survived by his beloved wife Margaret (née MacLean), children Jamie (Gisele) of Paisley, Evelyn (Tod) of Kincardine and Maggie (Mark) of Stratford; sadly missed by his pride and joys Liam, Emily, Matthew, Katie and Ryan; sister Muriel Metcalfe of Melbourne, Australia and brother-in-law Norman Mealand (Linda) of Bolton.
He was predeceased by his parents James and Annie, sister Mavis Mealand and brother-in-law Bernard Metcalfe.
In accordance with Mr. Scurfield’s wishes, there will not be a funeral.
A memorial service will be held on January 29 at 11 a.m. at the Kincardine Legion Hall to celebrate his life. The family asks that you join them in remembering a great husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.
Dawn Phyllis Johnson
Dawn Phyllis Johnson died at her home in North Cobalt on Sunday, January 9, 2005 at the age of 61 years.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her beloved husband Leonard Johnson; loving children Glenn (and his wife Josée) Johnson, Bruce Johnson and Lisa (and her husband Greg) Dubitz; and her grandchildren Kristina and Amy, Dominic, Tracey and Katie.
Friends will be received at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home, Haileybury, on Thursday, January 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Haileybury on Friday, January 14 at 11 a.m. Reverend Linda White officiating.
Memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Anglican Church will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Philippe L. Racine
Temiskaming Lodge resident Philippe L. Racine died December 28, 2004 at the Lodge.
He was born in St. Albert, Ontario, on May 14, 1934 to Ephrem Racine and Evangeline Wolfe.
Mr. Racine married Mabel J. Villneff in New Liskeard on June 25, 1960 after moving here from St. Albert in 1958. He worked as a carpenter and was a loving and caring husband and father.
Mr. Racine is survived by his wife Mabel, son Guy Racine, daughters Patricia (Brian) Nelson and Penny (Pierre) Bradley and five grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard. Cremation has taken place with the service to be held at a later date.
After spending two weeks in hospital, Jackie Kincaid died January 4, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in New Liskeard to George and Christina Arnold. Educated at New Liskeard primary and secondary schools, she married Jack Kincaid in New Liskeard in September, 1961.
Mrs. Kincaid lived all her life in New Liskeard. She was a secretary for 20 years for Veterans Land Administration and for three years prior to that at Wabi Iron Works.
She was an associate member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA), studied piano and was an accompanist for the Ruby Dunwathen Choir.
Mrs. Kincaid is survived by her husband Jack, sisters Jeanne Arnold of Toronto and Joan Shepherdson of New Liskeard, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents.
Cremation has taken place with interment in the spring in New Liskeard.
As the result of a stroke, Joyce MacLean died peacefully on January 4, 2005 at the age of 87.
Ms. MacLean, who was born in 1918, is lovingly remembered by her family Tony and Joanne, Andrea, Nadia and Anthony Positano, and by her life-long friends and family.
She leaves behind many photo essays that attest to her talents as an avid photographer. She will always be remembered for her love of nature, her strong will and her sense of humour.
The funeral service was held January 6 at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home in Toronto.
Margaret Ellen May
Margaret Ellen May of RR#1 Charlton died suddenly on January 2, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in Ingersoll on June 16, 1930 where she received her education. She married Walter May in Ingersoll and moved to this area in 1963.
Mrs. May was an avid knitter and crocheter who participated in the Charlton and Englehart fairs.
She is survived by her daughter Mary (husband Ayo), son Walter, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Walter in 1956.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted January 5 by Reverend Peter Dahlin.
Pallbearers were Lorne Ferguson, Frank Kent, Wayne Cozac, Terry Cottrel, Paul Butt and Ken Brownlee.
Burial is in the spring at the Charlton Cemetery.
In memory contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Edric Christo died peacefully at Cobalt on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at the age of 83.
Mr. Christo was predeceased by his wife Margaret Dent on November 28, 2002 and by his daughter Sandra Ager on June 13, 2003.
Mr. Christo is survived by his loving children Lloyd (and Jeanette), Brian (and Corinne), Terry (and Carmel), Debbie (and Russ), Steven, Shawn, Sheldon (and Tonee) and Shannie (and Dave). Also left to mourn are 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Salvation Army Church on January 3, 2005 with Captains Nelson and Deris Fillier officiating.
Memorial contributions to the Temiskaming Palliative Care Network will be gratefully acknowledged.
Friends and family from out of town attending the funeral came from Toronto, Alliston, Rosemont, Cleveland (Ohio) and North Bay.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury.
Marie-Ange Doria Marie Forget
Extendicare Nursing Home resident Marie-Ange Doria Marie Forget died January 2, 2005 at the nursing home.
She was born on September 1, 1924 in Cochrane to Edmond and Mary Rhainds.
Educated in Haileybury, she married Rhéal Dominique Joseph Forget on August 30, 1947 in Larder Lake and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Forget was predeceased by her husband, by her sister Jean (Albertine) Zemek and by her brothers Réné Rhainds, Robert Rhainds, Paul-Émile Rhainds and Ronald Rhainds.
She is survived by her sister Isaida (Ida) Rhainds, son Raymond Forget, daughter Pat Forget, brother-in-law Walter Zemek and son-in-law Ronald Wilkett.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury where the service was conducted January 4 by Father John Lemire.
Cremation has occurred with burial to follow at the Catholic Cemetery in Haileybury.
In memory, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.