Wanda Toye of Charlton died at her home on December 8, 2004.
She was born in Englehart on May 27, 1933 to Lloyd and Helen Milks.
She married Morris Toye on January 15 1952 and was a member of the Anglican Church, the Lioness Club and the Charlton Legion.
Mrs. Toye left laughter in the hearts of everyone she met and is missed and loved.
Mrs. Toye is survived by her husband Morris; children Glen (wife Sherry), Sheldon (wife Bev), Donna (husband Rick), Bill (wife Sue), Shane, Kelly (husband Ivan), and Sandra (husband Réne); 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters Joyce, Diane and Christine; and brothers Lloyd and Chris.
She was predeceased by her parents, older sister Barb and her granddaughter Kimberly Toye.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart. The service was held December 11 at Good Shepherd Church, conducted by Reverend Linda Martin.
Burial will be in the spring at the Charlton Cemetery.
In memory contributions were made to the Englehart and District Hospital and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Armand Blaise Gaboury
Armand Blaise Gaboury died November 24, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital. He was 76.
Mr. Gaboury was born to Alma (née Morin) Gaboury and Armand Gaboury on April 25, 1928 in Henwood Township where he was also raised.
He and his wife Margaret were married in Earlton in 1962 and lived in Kenabeek, moving to Hilliard Township in 1968.
Mr. Gaboury worked on many construction projects as grade foreman, building bridges, roads and highways. He also liked working in the bush cutting and hauling out firewood.
In his spare time he enjoyed playing cards and checkers and completing brain teasing puzzle games.
Mr. Gaboury was predeceased by his parents Alma and Armand, brothers Wilfred, Albert, Paul, Patrick and Luke, and grandchild Armand Dale Goddard in 1989.
He is survived by his wife Margaret, his children Alma Veley (Glen) of Englehart, Mike Gaboury (Brenda) of Englehart, Mary-Anne Brazeau (Mike) of Thornloe and Angie Goddard (Brian) of Thornloe; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters Alice Leveille (Lucien) of Chapleau, Louise Dupuis of Earlton and Annita Mamen (Leif) of North Bay; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard. The service was conducted by Ken Doupe of Thornloe with interment at Thornloe Cemetery on November 26.
The family of Mr. Gaboury thanked Carol Sinneve who sang Amazing Grace.
They also thanked Arvilla Roy and Tim Patterson who provided the luncheon at the Harley Hall, all who brought lunch and all who gave donations, flowers and cards.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Timmins, Kirkland Lake, North Bay and the Temiskaming area.
Kathleen Ellen Cosman
Kathleen Cosman of Port Sydney died at Muskoka Landing, Huntsville, on December 4, 2004.
Predeceased by her husband Ernest Cosman, she is survived by her children Sue (husband Paul Tovee), twins Jill Begenstein and Joan Lepine, Kim (wife Lana), Jackie Cosman and Michael Cosman, and 12 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A service of remembrance will be held at Christ Church in Port Sydney on December 9 at 2 p.m.
Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Patrick (Paddy) Poulin
Patrick (Paddy) Poulin died at his home in Englehart on November 30, 2004. He had been ill with cancer for a year.
Mr. Poulin was born in Cobalt on March 18, 1921 to Victor and Mary-Ellen Poulin and received his education in Englehart. On June 17, 1956 he married his wife Bernice in St. Thomas.
Mr. Poulin worked for Unifin Keeprite as a maintenance man for 30 years. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 104 in Englehart.
He was a dedicated husband and beloved father and grandfather. He always had a smile and a little joke for everyone.
Mr. Poulin is survived by his wife Bernice and children Karen (husband Greg), Judy (husband Barry), Patsy (husband Don), Patrick (wife Linda) and Nancy (husband Brad); grandchildren Charlene, Alana, B.J. (girlfriend Dawn), Jewel, Donald, Dwayne, Michelle, Melissa, Kristin, Dillon, Courtney-Anne and Brooke; sister-in-law Tilly; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Victor and Mary-Ellen, brothers Albert, Victor, Larry and Joe and sisters Patricia and Rita.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted December 4 by Peter Dahlin.
Pallbearers were Patrick Poulin, B.J. Bergmann, Donald Watson, Dwayne Watson, Lorne Poulin and Barry Cole.
Burial is in Englehart.
In memory contributions were made to the Canadian Cancer Society
After a short illness, Iris Muriel Davidson of Haileybury died at the age of 70 at the Temiskaming Hospital on November 10, 2004.
She was born in Haileybury on July 14, 1934 to the late Malcolm and Muriel Crooks.
Mrs. Davidson is survived by her loving husband Donald Davidson whom she married on February 14, 1953. She is sadly missed by her children Virginia (and her husband Ian) Weston, Bruce Davidson and David (and his wife Debbie) Davidson. Also left to mourn are her grandchildren Scott, Shannon, Darcy, and Matthew; and her great-grandson Logan.
The Davidson family received friends at the Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury where the service was held November 12, 2004. Pastor Fred Knutson officiated.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Marianne Alma Pascoe
Englehart resident Marianne Alma Pascoe (Schell) died December 5, 2004 after having been ill for a year.
She was born in Sharpe Township on February 12, 1917 to James W. MacMillan and Mildred M. Harrigan.
Educated in Sharpe Township, she married Albert Pascoe in Kirkland Lake on June 28, 1957.
Mrs. Pascoe was a housewife and mother who loved living on the family homestead. She was a lover of birds, horses and wildlife, knitting for her family and reading.
Mrs. Pascoe is survived by her children George (Maya), Viola (Raymond), Ruth, Earl (Dian), numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as three sisters and two brothers.
She was predeceased by her husband Albert Pascoe on March 30, 2002 and son Bruce Schell on June 20, 1985.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart. A memorial service will be held next spring at the family homestead.
Cremation has occurred.
In memory contributions were made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Gerard (Gerry) Desjardins
After a lengthy illness, Gerard (Gerry) Desjardins died peacefully at the Temiskaming Lodge on November 21, 2004.
He was born in Verner in 1919 to Donat and Rose Desjardins. Educated at the Hanberry School, he married Marie Tourigny in New Liskeard in 1946.
Mr. Desjardins was a successful businessman who owned Jerry’s Meat Market, the Lakeshore Hotel and property throughout the Tri-Town area.
He was active in the community, serving as a New Liskeard town councillor, with the Temiskaming school board, the separate school board and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, le Club Richelieu, le Club du Sourire and Sacred Heart parish.
Mr. Desjardins is survived by his wife Marie, daughters Louise (Peter Edmunds) and Joanne, son Michel (Pierre Désy).
He was predeceased by his son Raymond.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard and was conducted by Fathers Richard Ngoy and Firmin Lafond. The choir sung Echo du Coeur and the pallbearers were from the Knights of Columbus.
Burial is at Sacré Coeur Cemetery in New Liskeard.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Florida, Toronto, Burlington, Ottawa, Chicago, Sudbury and Gravenhurst.
Andre Charles Chartrand
Andre Charles Chartrand, 93, died peacefully at the Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton on November 22, 2004.
Mr. Chartrand, a resident of St. Paul, Alberta, was formerly a resident of Thornloe and Grand Bend.
Mr. Chartrand is survived by his daughter Florence (Marcel) Labreche of Grand Bend and son Larry (Jan) Chartrand of St. Paul; special nephew Ray (Rose) Vinette; daughter-in-law Norma Chartrand; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Aline Vinette of Kirkland Lake; sisters-in-law Helen Chartrand, Annette Chartrand, Marie Chartrand, Irene Vinette; numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Mr. Chartrand was predeceased by his parents Aldas and Dora (Marleau) Chartrand, his wife Rita (Vinette) Chartrand, son Fernand Chartrand, brothers Albert, Emilien, Lucien, Edouard, Gabriel and Jean Paul, and by his sisters Emelia and Agathe.
Cremation has occurred.
A memorial service date will be announced in the spring of 2005.
Funeral arrangements were made by T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home in Dashwood, Ontario.
Condolences may be offered at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com