Ida Birnie died at the Temiskaming Lodge on December 13, 2004 of at the age of 80.
She was born in Cobalt on January 18, 1924 to the late Jack Frackleton and Eleanor Eldred.
She was a Veteran of World War II and a resident of the Temiskaming Lodge. She will be remembered as a loving mother, wife and granny.
Mrs. Birnie was the wife of the late George Ernest Birnie whom she married on April 22, 1946 at St. James Anglican Church Cobalt.
She was predeceased by her siblings Connie White and Raymond Frackleton.
Left to mourn are her loving children Wayne (and Louise) Birnie and Doreen (and Marcel) Dumoulin; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; siblings Winnie Kelly, Walter Frackleton and Jack Frackleton.
The funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Haileybury on December 15 with Reverend Linda White officiating.
Family and friends attending the service came from North Bay, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Orillia, Huntsville and Toronto.
Memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Anglican Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.
George Meldrum Clark
George Meldrum Clark died peacefully on December 16, 2004 at Cassellholme in North Bay. He was in his eighty-ninth year.
Mr. Clark was born and raised in New Liskeard. His father was one of the founders of Hill, Clark and Francis (HCF), a well-known New Liskeard lumber mill and building contractor. Mr. Clark moved to North Bay when HCF was expanding to the city.
Mr. Clark is survived by his beloved wife Nancy of 66 wonderful years; children David and Barry; grandchildren Susan Dunn, Kathryn Jordan, Ian Clark and Samantha Clark; great-grandchildren Cory and Tyler Jordan, Joey and Valerie Dunn and Kevin and Christopher Clark.
He was predeceased by his daughter Sharon.
Mr. Clark leaves his family with a legacy of commitment and duty to his country as a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force and a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion, New Liskeard branch.
Cremation has taken place and interment of ashes will be at the Union Cemetery.
If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or Cassellholme will be gratefully acknowledged by the family as expressions of sympathy.
Grace A. (MacLeod) Walker
December 11th, 1922–
December 18th, 2004
The family announces with sorrow the death of Mrs. Grace Walker on Saturday evening, December 18th, 2004 peacefully at her home in Porcupine, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years Ron, and sons Wade at home and Blair of Woodbridge. She is also survived by a sister Mary-Belle, a twin sister Murdean both of Bancroft and a brother Ronald (Eva) of Peterborough.
Grace was predeceased by a sister Evelyn, brothers Leonard and Johnson. She is predeceased by her parents Dan and Caroline MacLeod and will be sadly missed by numerous nephews and nieces, and the ladies from the Tuesday morning Bible Study.
Grace will be remembered most for her persistent faith in Christ, her serving nature, her love of gardening, picking and preserving wild berries. She was a loving mother and wife and dedicated her life to attending to her family’s needs.
Grace was born and raised in Kinloss Township in southwestern Ontario and moved from Toronto after completing Bible College to Matheson in the 1950s. She settled in Porcupine in the 1960s with her family shortly after her husband Ron accepted a position with the then Texas Gulf Sulphur Mine.
Remembrances made to The Peoples Gospel Hour or The Gideons, through the funeral home, will be gratefully acknowledged.
A Funeral Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Stinson Funeral Home chapel at 100 Bruce Ave., South Porcupine on Wednesday December 22, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Jones officiating.
Interment will follow at Whitney Cemetery.
After a long battle with cancer, Doris Legault of Haileybury died December 9, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in Val d’Or, Quebec, on November 4, 1959 to Victor and Marie-Paule (née Hamel) Legault.
Educated in Val d’Or and New Liskeard, she moved to New Liskeard in June of 1971 and was a resident of a group home. Ms. Legault, a member of the Catholic Church, was well known by the people of New Liskeard and Haileybury.
Ms. Legault is survived by her father Victor; brothers Michel (Judith Vidican), Daniel and Alain (Sylvie Charette); sisters Lise (Gabriel Paquette), Nicole and Sylvie.
She was predeceased by her mother Marie-Paule Legault.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service conducted at Église Sacré Coeur by Fathers Richard Ngoy and Firmin Lafond.
Pallbearers were from the Knights of Columbus.
Cremation has occurred with burial to take place at Sacré Coeur Cemetery in New Liskeard.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Montreal, Gatineau, North Bay and Ferme-Neuve, Quebec.
François Noël Loranger
François Noël (Frank) Loranger of Earlton died December 9, 2004 at Extendicare Nursing Home.
He was born in Earlton on December 25, 1918 to Eugène Loranger and Léocadie Rivard. Educated in Earlton, he married Thérèse Végiard there on April 14, 1942.
Mr. Loranger worked at Matachewan until the mines closed. He served as a police officer in Earlton and he also worked for Eplett’s Dairy and Timmins Dairy.
Mr. Loranger is mostly remembered as a chef, cook and caterer. He learned his cooking trade while in the army. He was posted in the Northwest Territories during World War II, serving from 1942-47.
Mr. Loranger worked for many years at Breault’s restaurant and at the Husky in New Liskeard. He catered for many marriages and always took pride in his work. Not only was the food delicious, but it looked great too.
Mr. Loranger, a member of St-Jean Baptiste Church in Earlton, is survived by his wife Thérèse; Jeannine Végiard, Isabelle Loranger of Longueuil, Québec, Diane (Garry) Shortt, Gilbert (Nancy Stevenson) and Elise (Rick) Juliff of Englehart, André and Denis “Ti-Jos” (Sue Gaboury) of Earlton; grandchildren Steve and Michel Landry, Jody, Jamie and Jason Shortt, Jennifer, Neil, Randy and Angela Loranger, Charmaine and Ricky Juliff, CindySue and Brian Loranger; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Eugénie of Outremont, Gertrude of Rimouski and Aurore (Jean-Paul Gauthier) of Earlton; sisters-in-law Monique Bouchard and Thérèse Daigle; and brother-in-law Gabriel Végiard.
He was predeceased by his siblings Alma (1908-1924), Blaise (1909-2001), Rosa (1910-1993), Horace (1912-1985), Richard (1913-1987), Rachel (1915-1918), Thérèse (1920-1997), Madeleine (1923-1994), Élie (1926-1997) and Isabelle (1929-1997).
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted December 13 at Église St-Jean Baptiste by Père Gilles Leblanc.
Pallbearers were his son Denis Loranger and grandsons Brian Loranger, Steve Landry, Jamie Shortt, Ricky Juliff and Neil Loranger.
Burial is at St-Jean Baptiste Cemetery in Earlton.
Relatives and friends from out of town attending the service came from Longueuil, Rouyn Noranda, Mississauga, Iroquois Falls, North Bay, Sudbury, Kingston, and the surrounding area of Englehart and Temiskaming Shores.
In memory contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
The family thanked the people at Extendicare for all the special attention given to Mr. Loranger during his last years.
Dmytro (Dan) Bobby
Englehart resident Dmytro (Dan) Bobby died at his home on December 8, 2004.
He was born in the Ukraine in 1923 to Ivan and Anna Bobby.
In 1949 Mr. Bobby married his wife Sylvia and he worked at Wright-Hargreaves Mine and Heath and Sherwood.
Mr. Bobby is survived by his wife Sylvia, son Ehor (Mary Ellen) of Timmins, daughters Olia (Bohdun) Chodoriwsky of Englehart and Vera Desjardins (Mark) of Toronto; grandchildren Melissa, Alyson, Lauren and Emily Bobby, Steven and David Chodoriwsky; and by four sisters and one brother in Ukraine.
He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers and one cousin.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service to be determined at a later date.
Cremation has occurred.
Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
William Stanton (Bill) Lavery
William Stanton Lavery died peacefully at the Anishnabe Long Term Care Center on December 11, 2004 at the age of 94.
Born in Dover Center, Ohio, in 1910, he was raised in Cobalt and moved to New Liskeard in 1929. He married Rachel (Rae) Fowler in 1935.
For the rest of his life, Mr. Lavery lived in New Liskeard, operating Bill Lavery Jewelers for over 50 years and actively participating in the life of the community until illness overtook him.
Mr. Lavery served variously as a municipal councillor, chairman of the School Board, chairman of the Tri-Town planning commission, and with the Chamber of Commerce.
He was also active in fraternal and service organizations, attaining the office of District Deputy of the Blue Lodge, Grand Superintendent of the Royal Arch Chapter and Templar of the Preceptory, and served as a Lieutenant-Governor of Kiwanis International. In 1974 he was elected president of the Canadian Jewelers Associations.
Through the years Mr. Lavery was an active member of the congregation of The Church of St. John The Evangelist, having served as a warden and choir member.
Mr. Lavery was predeceased by his wife Rachel in 1982.
He is survived by his daughter Joan (Peter) Riches of High River, Alberta, son Don (Donna) of Norwalk, Connecticut, son Jack (Virginia) of Paris, Ontario and son Doug (Ann) of Toronto; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and by his good friends and neighbours Diane and Aimé Pelletier.
Visitation will be held at the Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard from 3-5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 17. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 18.
The family of the late Mr. Lavery would like to thank the staff at Anishnabe Long Term Care Center, Homecare, the caregivers at home, Dr. P.J. Pace, Dr. André Hurtubise, St. John’s Anglican Church and all his friends and customers throughout the years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anishnabe Long Term Care Center or the Tri-Town Foundation.
A private family service will be held at a later date for interment.