Tony Labelle died at Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury on January 3, 2005.
He was born in Laverlochère, Quebec, on May 25, 1928 to Leona Dagenais and Leon Labelle.
Mr. Labelle, a salesman, loved cars and he loved to laugh.
He is survived by his wife Rachel (Trahan) whom he married in New Liskeard on August 21, 1954; children Denis Labelle, Vicky Olson (Doug), Sue Toews (Ray) and Jocelyne Tomchick (Gord); grandchildren Jesse Visser, Maxine Olson, Rachelle Toews and Sandra Chuddy; siblings Leonie Guinard, Carmen Gaudet, Anne-Marie Gauthier and Bernard Labelle.
He was predeceased by his brother Maurice and sisters Réjane, Gabrielle and Claudette.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard. Friends and family will be received Friday, January 7 from 2-4 p.m.
Doreen Lebrun (née Pichiée) died at the Temiskaming Hospital on December 22, 2004.
She is survived by her long time companion Lucky (Bill) Wilson.
She was predeceased by her daughter Shelley in 1992, is survived by her son Kevin (Amina, 2004) Lebrun of Africa, her daughter Tracey (Fred) Faulkner of Latchford, her son George (Jody) Lebrun of Timmins, her grandchildren, who she adored, Justin, Joshua, Taylor, Brock, Geordie, Keltin, Matison, Jackson, Ocean, Tina, Tanaya.
Beloved daughter of Eleanor (1975) and Louis (1962) Pichiée, brother Benoit (1980) Pichiée of Sault Saint Marie, sister Claudette Knapp of Ottawa, brother Emmette (Noella) Pichiée of Oshawa, sisters Joyce Kelly of Kitchener, Marie Bessette of North Bay, Doris (Robert) Dumouchel of Timmins, and Elizabeth McCullough of Belleville.
Her kind heart will be dearly missed, say the family.
Cremation has taken place. A date for a memorial service has not been determined.
Former Cobalt resident Dennis Othmer died at the Ottawa General Hospital on December 27, 2004 at the age of 69.
Mr. Othmer is survived by his wife Deanna Korri and children Laurianne (Brian), Marlene (Marc), Nancy (Shane), Patricia (Carlo), Verna (Bill), Edwin (Louise), Dawn (Jay), Patricia (Don), Kenneth and Randy (Anne); 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; siblings Gordon Othmer, Enid Harlow (Doug) and Beverly Anthony (Denis); his good friend Ken Horner; and by his “Obuddy,” his dog Keefer.
Mr. Othmer was predeceased by his son Christopher in 1998.
A memorial service was held January 3 at the Miron-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Timmins.
Donations in memory of Mr. Othmer to the Golden Manor would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Mrs. Brenda Plaunt-Brunet of North Cobalt passed away at the Temiskaming Hospital on Friday, December 24, 2004 at the age of 56 years.
Born in Haileybury, she had operated the Sears Outlet and Brenda’s Wool Shop located in Haileybury. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time at her trailer at Bucke Park.
Mrs. Plaunt-Brunet is predeceased by her mother Phyllis Morin. She is survived by her loving husband André Brunet whom she married on May 20, 2000 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Haileybury. She will be sadly missed by her children: Terrilene Plaunt and Richard Plaunt (and his wife Cindy Smith) and by her beloved granddaughters Ashley and Kayla. Also left to mourn are her siblings: Denis (Joan) Morin; Patsy (Armand) Leonard; Jack (Pauline) Morin; Gary (Linda) Morin; and her godchild Crystal Brunet.
The family of the late Brenda Plaunt-Brunet received friends at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home of Haileybury on Monday, December 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on December 28 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Linda White officiating. Pallbearers were: Richard Plaunt, Jack Morin, Armand Leonard, Maurice Quenneville, John Brunet, and Gary Morin. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society of the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund will be gratefully acknowledged. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Ward, Mary Church, Eileen Bourque, nurses of the Temiskaming Hospital, Donelda Leduc, Lorraine Jackman, Francoise Whitehead, family and friends, and all the girls of Community Care and Access.
Ovila “Lefty” Léveillé
With sorrow, the family of Mr. Ovila “Lefty” Léveillé of Cobalt announce his passing. Mr. Léveillé passed away in North Bay on Thursday, December 23, 2004 at the age of 76 years.
Lefty is predeceased by his wife Becky and sisters Yvette and Tina. He is survived by his children Sidney (Rachel) Adams, Gloria “Cooky” (Joe) Lanouette, and Cameron (Diane) Adams. Also left to mourn are 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and his sisters Marie-Ange, Marie-Flore and Amy.
The family received friends at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury on Monday, December 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Richard White officiating. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Spring interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Haileybury.
Arthur John Dean
Arthur John Dean passed away at the Temiskaming Hospital on Saturday, December 25, 2004 at the age of 70.
Mr. Dean of Coleman Township was born at the Cobalt Hospital to the late John Charles Dean and the late Mary Eleanor Brocklebank. He was educated at the Cobalt Public School and High School and the Radio College of Toronto. Mr. Dean worked as a Television Technician in the District of Temiskaming.
He is predeceased by his parents. Mr. Dean is survived by his sisters: Margaret Atchison, Florence and Kathleen Dean. Also left to mourn are: his nephews Richard and Clifford Dean; nieces Patricia, Donna and Joanne; sister-in-law Della Dean; seven great nephews and five great nieces.
In keeping with Mr. Dean’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Buffam Leveille Funeral Home of Haileybury.
Lois Bernice Norton
After a brief illness, Lois Norton passed away at the Temiskaming Hospital on December 15.
Mrs. Norton was born in Toronto on July 3, 1925 to Robert and Ethel Campbell. She married Carl E. Norton and took on the role as housewife.
Mrs. Norton moved back to the area in October 2002 from the Bancroft area (Cardiff).
She was a loving mother, wife and homemaker. Mrs. Norton was also a member of the United Church and a resident of New Liskeard.
Mrs. Norton is predeceased by her parents.
She is survived by: her husband Carl; loving daughter Gail Adair (Wayne); Susan Adair; Tracy Adair; and Trevor Adair. She will also be missed by her sisters: Betty (Robert) Hall of Williamsford; June (Archie-deceased) Fenn of Gravenhurst; and Beverly (Ronald) Gifford of Scarborough. Mrs. Norton’s brothers Robert (Beverly) of West Hill, James (Carol) of Beaverton and Edward of Toronto are also left to mourn. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Mara, Justin and Will.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Perrin Funeral Chapel of New Liskeard. Service took place on December 18 with Pastor Wally Wood officiating. Cremation will take place.
Rosaire Eugène Rivard
After a lengthy illness, Rosaire Eugène Rivard of New Liskeard died at the Temiskaming Hospital on December 13, 2004.
He was born in Earlton on November 16, 1929 to Ernest and Germaine (Vezeau) Rivard. Educated in Earlton, he married Jeannine Benoit in Belle Vallee on November 22, 1949.
Mr. Rivard worked as a carpenter all of his life. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Mr. Rivard is survived by his wife Jeannine; children Paul (Darlene Bolan), Louise (John Lajoie), Richard (Solange Julien), Irene (Tom Uttley), Joanne (Allan Aitchison), Gilbert (Jane Tresidder) and Martin (Kerry Godden); grandchildren Diane and Denis Lajoie, Daniel and Claude Rivard, Suzanne, Sylvia (Dan Ayotte) and Sarah Uttley, Bruce (Candace Fiset) and Joedy Aitchison, Christina and Kevin Rivard, Emma and Kayla Rivard; great-grandchild Pacey Aitchison; siblings Roger Rivard (Cécile), Roméo (Rhéa), Sylvio (Cécile), Gerry (Jeannine), Reina Rivard and Jeanne d’Arc (Albert Gauthier); in-laws Laurette Benoit, Fernande Plante, Marguerite Rivard, André and Cécile Gauthier, Philippe and Madelaine Ménard, Henri and Pauline Boucher, Lionel Denomme and André Benoit along with many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Rivard was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Germaine Rivard; sister Loretta Forget and brother Roger Rivard; grandchildren Sylvain and Erika Rivard; in-laws Joseph and Alberta Benoit, Armand Benoit, Raymond Rivard, Léo Plante, Adolphe and Thérèse Gauthier, Gabrielle Dénommé and Claire Benoit.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father Richard Ngoy, assisted by Fathers Lafond and Leblanc, officiated.
Pallbearers were Daniel, Claude and Kevin Rivard, Denis Lajoie, Bruce and Joedy Aitchison.
Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery in New Liskeard.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Timmins, Sudbury, Toronto, Ottawa, Earlton, Rouyn and many other places.
Andrew Patrick O’Shea
Andrew Patrick O’Shea died suddenly at the age of 66 on December 17, 2004.
Born at Clifden, Ireland on December 13, 1938 to the late John O’Shea and Eileen Cooling, Mr. O’Shea came to Canada in February of 1967 and had worked as a Hospitality Manager at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto until his retirement.
In May of 2004, Mr. O’Shea moved to Haileybury. He was dedicated to the Canadian Blood Services and donated over 100 units. He loved coffee, biking, horse racing, gardening and music. He also loved connecting with everyone he met.
Mr. O’Shea is survived by his partner Vera O’Shea; daughters Mairead (Jeff Laferriere), Siobhan (Ron Schiavone) and Niamh (Brad Minogue); grandchildren Sean, Cavan, Kaylin, Corbin, Shea, Myranda and Connor; and his sister Myra (Chris Wall).
The funeral service was held at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury on December 21 with Father John Lemire officiating.
Family and friends attending the service came from Ireland, Toronto, Orillia and North Bay.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Blood Services or the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Raoul “Roy” Tremblay
Raoul “Roy” Tremblay died on December 16, 2004 at Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury at the age of 79.
Born in Sturgeon Falls, he had worked for the Campbell Soup Company of Canada in Toronto and retired in 1986 after 35 years of service. He then moved to Haileybury to enjoy his retirement.
In his younger years he was an avid golfer and curler. He attended many Briers with his brother Roger. He also coached hockey in Toronto.
Mr. Tremblay was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 in Haileybury.
Mr. Tremblay was predeceased by his parents Damase Tremblay and Olivina Lafleur; and by his siblings Ernie, Armand, Lou and Corinne.
He is survived by his loving children Paul (and Angela) of Oshawa, Mark Tremblay of Vancouver, B.C., and Christine (and Yvon) Desjardins of New Liskeard; grandchildren Jacquie Tremblay of Toronto, Karl, Erik and Adam Tremblay of Oshawa and Stephanie and Joël Desjardins of New Liskeard; his siblings Yvette, Nin and Rita all of Haileybury, Cécile of North Bay, Denise and Gertie of Sturgeon Falls and Roger of North Bay.
The funeral service was held at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury on December 20 with Father Pat Lafleur officiating.
Spring interment will take place at the Haileybury Catholic Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Bryan Lafleur, Hank Lafleur, Ray Lafleur, Donald Lafleur, Skip Marietti, Roger Tremblay and George Pascoe.
Family and friends attending the service came from North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, Oshawa, Timmins and the Tri-Town area.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.