Brian Petrant of Toronto died at St. Michael’s Hospital on Friday, November 19, 2004 at the age of 48.
He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Mabel (née Chief) and his infant brother Edward.
Mr. Petrant is survived by his children Bryan Jr., Krista, and Eric; siblings Keith (and Elaine) Chief of London, Bev (and Ken) Charlton of Kirkland Lake, Freddy Petrant of Bear Island, Patricia Ransier (and Dave Lawrence) of South Carolina, and Kathy “Ruth” Beddows (Petrant) of Sudbury. Also left to mourn are grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The Petrant Family will welcome friends at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 24 beginning at 9 a.m. Funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 12 noon with Father John Lemire officiating.
In Memoriam contributions to the Leukemia Society of Canada will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Mr. Claude Labonté passed away peacefully at the Temiskaming Hospital on Monday, November 15, 2004 at the age of 63 years. Son of the late Roger and Yvonne (née Lantaigne) Labonté; and brother of the late Marie-Claire Benoit.
Loving husband of Lise (née Gauvreau); dear father of: Francine (and Normand) Kirkey, Denis (and Mélanie) Labonté, Joël (and Lynda) Labonté, Sylvie Labonté, Maxine (and Irené) Drainville, Danièle (and Steve) Laframboise and Myriam (and Pascal) Laliberté. Also left to mourn are his siblings: Gilbert, Léo, Aurèle, Raymond and Jean-Yves Labonté, Lise Labonté and Michelle Denis; and 21 grandchildren.
The Labonté Family will welcome friends at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home on Friday, November 19, 2004 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church New Liskeard.
Funeral mass in the presence of ashes will follow in the church at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.
M. Claude Labonté de New Liskeard est décédé paisiblement à l’Hopital Temiskaming, lundi le 15 novembre 2004 à l’âge de 63 ans. Fils de feu Roger et Yvonne (née Lantaigne) Labonté; et frère de feue Marie-Claire Benoit.
Époux bien-aimé de Lise (née Gauvreau); cher père de: Francine (et Normand) Kirkey, Denis (et Mélanie) Labonté, Joël (et Lynda) Labonté, Sylvie Labonté, Maxine (et Irené) Drainville, Danièle (et Steve) Laframboise et Myriam (et Pascal) Laliberté. Il laisse aussi dans le deuil ses frères et soeurs: Gilbert, Léo, Aurèle, Raymond et Jean-Yves Labonté, Lise Labonté et Michelle Denis; ainsi que vingt-et-un petits enfants.
La famille sera présente pour recevoir vos témoignages de sympathie à la Maison Funéraire Buffam Léveillé de Haileybury, vendredi le 19 novembre de 14h00 à 16h00 et de 19h00 à 21h00 et à compter de10h00 samedi en l’Église Sacré Coeur de New Liskeard. Les funérailles auront lieu en présence des cendres samedi le 20 novembre à 11h00 en l’Église Sacré Coeur. Au lieu de fleurs, prière de faire des dons à la Société canadienne du cancer.
Sarah Davidson Alberta
Sarah Davidson Alberta of RR#2, Kenabeek, Cane Township, died November 6, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, on January 23, 1911 to Thomas and Mary Skinner.
Educated in southern Ontario, she married Edward Alberta in Elk Lake on August 31, 1933, moving to Northern Ontario from Markdale in the 1930s.
Mrs. Alberta raised eight children, doing all the sewing for them plus the neighbours. She had a green thumb and grew a great garden with beautiful flowers and numerous other things. She was also a member of the Salvation Army.
Mrs. Alberta was predeceased by her husband Edward on February 6, 1999 in North Bay; parents Tom and Mary Skinner; daughters Fay Faulkner and Rosellen Bailey; son Leo Alberta; daughter-in-law Carolyn Alberta; sons-in-law Alfred Bailey and William Faulkner Sr.; sisters Carrie Lafrenier and Rosellen Skinner; brothers Tom Skinner, Bob Skinner, John Skinner, Llewellyn Skinner, Harry Skinner, Evison Skinner and Eldie Skinner; and by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters Iris Vineyard (Roy) of California, Maude Faulkner (Bob) of North Bay, Sharon Rozell (Alex) of Englehart; sons Eldon Alberta (Georgette) of Englehart and Kenneth Alberta (Margaret) of Kenabeek; 23 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Captain N. Fillier.
Pallbearers were grandchildren Steve Alberta, Gordon Faulkner, Rob Faulkner, Laura Aitchison, Joe Short and Daryl Alberta.
Honourary pallbearer was Les Downes.
Burial is at the Rosegrove Cemetery in Kenabeek.
The eulogy was delivered by Claire Williams and the lunch was held at the Kenabeek Community Centre.
Relatives and friends from out of town attending the service came from Diamond Bar, California, Lethbridge, Alberta, Gatineau, Quebec, Sault Ste. Marie, Kamloops, British Columbia, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, Corbeil, Brantford, Elk Lake and the surrounding area.
After a short illness, Kathleen Connelly of New Liskeard died November 8, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born May 24, 1918 to Claude and Pearl Pelletier in North Cobalt.
Educated in Cobalt, she married Arnold Connelly in Kirkland Lake and moved to this area in 1944.
Mrs. Connelly was a loving wife and mother who loved to cook, knitt, sew, and she enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She was also a member of St. Paul’s United Church in New Liskeard.
Mrs. Connelly is survived by her brother Claude Pelletier (Beverly), daughters Ruth Watson (Norm), Norma Josefowich (Ted), Barbara Jacks (Bruce) and Pat Hartzke (Ed); sons Bob Connelly (Helen), Tom Connelly and Doug Connelly; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband on January 10, 1963 in New Liskeard and by her sisters Bertha, Mildred and Phyllis.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard where the service was conducted by Reverend Kitty Miller.
Pallbearers were grandsons Peter Connelly, Brent Connelly, David Josefowich, Rick Watson, Dan Watson, Mark Watson and Brian Connelly (honourary pallbearer).
A wonderful eulogy was delivered by her grandson Shane Hartzke.
Burial has taken place.
Relatives and friends attending the funeral from out of town came from Kingston, Cambridge, North Bay and Kirkland Lake.
Bruce Despres died suddenly at his home on Thursday, November 11, 2004 at the age of 45.
Mr. Despres was born in Kirkland Lake on March 2, 1959 and was educated in New Liskeard. He is survived by his loving parents Thomas and Barbara Despres; his sister Patricia Lauder; and nephew Jim Lauder.
The Despres Family will welcome friends at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 17 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Funeral mass will follow in the church at 11 a.m. with Father Germain Turcotte officiating.
Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury.
Neil Patrick Fleming
Neil Patrick Fleming died peacefully on November 3, 2004 at the Sandalwood Park Nursing Home in Brampton.
Mr. Fleming, a long-time Haileybury and North Bay resident, was in his ninetieth year.
Predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Anna Mary (nee Cotnam), he is survived by his children Stephen (Leslie) and Gary (Jan) of Brampton, Shaun (Kathie) of Edmonton, Hugh (Barb) of Kitchener; grandchildren Rosemary, Maggie, Erin, Jennifer and Sean; and great-grandchildren Ashleigh and Amanda.
A private family service was held November 13 followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Bay.
Edward Charles Pritchard
Elk Lake resident Edward Charles Pritchard died November 9, 2004 in Englehart.
He was born in London, England, to William and Elisabeth Pritchard on February 17, 1920 and moved to Canada as a baby.
Mr. Pritchard served during the war from 1941-45 and worked as a mechanic with the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Mr. Pritchard was predeceased by his son Arron Pritchard and grandson Earl Payne.
He is survived by his children Muriel (Pritchard) and husband Jerry Payne, Andrew Pritchard, Fred Pritchard, Peter Pritchard (wife Arlene), Marianne (Pritchard) Coull, Richard Pritchard (wife Denise), Glen Pritchard, John Pritchard (wife Heather) and Jody (Pritchard) and husband Arnold Puccini; grandchildren Ophelia Huard, Richard, Jessie and Cindy Payne, Steven, Therese and Arron Pritchard, Amanda Garcia, Shannon and Alisha Pritchard, Eric Coull, Correne, Mathew, Eddie and Samantha Pritchard, Mercedes and Andreas Puccini; great-grandchildren Derek and Courtney Huard, Tiffany Coe, Joshua and Jacob Payne, Larissa and Natisha Pichette, Candace Hannah and Jenna Pritchard.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Reverend Richard White at the Elk Lake Legion Branch 310.
Pallbearers were Mr. Pritchard’s six eldest grandsons.
Burial is at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Elk Lake.
In loving memory of our dear mother and grandmother Marion who passed away peacefully on November 13, 2004.
Those whom we love go out of sight,
But never out of mind;
They are cherished in the hearts
Of those they leave behind.
Loving and kind in all her ways,
Upright and just in all her days;
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
Beautiful memories she left behind.
Dearly remembered by son Ronald and wife Lynda (Schumacher), daughter Christine (North Bay), daughter Linda and Dirk (Vancouver), son Richard (New Liskeard) and grandchildren Andrea, Dan, Jeff, Alyssa and Eliot.
The funeral service was held at Perrin Funeral Home on Monday, November 15, 2004. The family has requested that donations be made to the Arthritis Society.
William Herman Haase
Northview Nursing Home resident William Herman Haase died October 24, 2004 in Englehart. He was born in Charlton on July 16, 1920 to Abe and Jean Haase. Mr. Haase lived a full life with many experiences. In his younger years he worked at Avro as a tool and die maker on the Avro Arrow. He was employed by American Motors for years and after moving to Northern Ontario retired in 1972. Mr. Haase served on the Charlton town council and took care of water treatment, the cemetery and garbage as well as public works programs. A gentle man, Mr. Haase was known for his sense of humour and his love of nature and gardening. Mr. Haase is survived by his children Wayne Haase of Edmonton, Brad Haase of Kenora, Steve Haase of Denmark, Valerie Crocker of Lethbridge, Carol Faulkner of Grande Prairie, Alberta; 2 sisters, 4 brothers, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandson Kelly Crocker on February 10, 1992 and his wife Marion (Hueston) Haase on May 5, 2002. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted by Pastor Peter Ruel on October 27. Pallbearers were Chris Wylie, Dwayne Crocker, Mike Haase, Bryan Haase, Ivan Brownlee and Bill De Vries. Burial is at the Charlton Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Kenora, Brampton, Whitby, Coburg and Trenton. In memory contributions were made to Northview Nursing Home.