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ONTARIO - Temiskaming - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 52

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Stanley Raymond Quast

Stanley Raymond Quast died suddenly on October 13, 2004 at the age of 59.
Mr. Quast is sadly missed and loved by his wife Pat Quast; mother Luella Schruder (née Quast); mother-in-law Edith Field; children Adam (Andrea), Angie (Shane), Jeff (Barb) and Kirk (Cheryl); grandchildren Maureen, Naomi, Shawn-Douglas, Shayla, Hailey and Ethan; brother-in-law Fred (Linda) Field; special buddy Sampson; siblings Claire (Jane) Lemke of Egansville, Ontario, Wayne Lemke and Dean Lemke of Campbell River, British Columbia, Terry (Wendy) Allems of Oshawa, Kathy (Brian) Ehinger of Courtney, B.C., and Jim (Irene) Schruder of Egansville; the Miller family (Rose, Diane, Sandra, Linda, Betty, Cindy, godson Michael), and many nephews and nieces.
Mr. Quast was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be remembered for his sense of humour, outgoing personality and the unforgettable way he touched the lives of everyone he met.
Mr. Quast spent most of his years working as an ambulance and air ambulance attendant. Before that he worked in the bush with his grandfather. He also drove truck, delivering explosives on the ice roads of Lake Temagami, and also drove a delivery truck for a mining equipment supplier in Kirkland Lake. He worked extensively with Dr. Mallett, assisting in the coroner’s department. He was currently employed at Wabi Development Corporation and also enjoyed working at the store that he and his wife Pat owned, Memory Lane Antiques and Gifts.
“Stan will forever remain in our thoughts and our hearts. His memory will forever live on in the faces of his children and grandchildren,” said his family.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted October 19 at the Englehart Community Hall.

Mahlon Robert “Bob” Beach

Robert Beach died suddenly at the North Bay General Hospital on October 4, 2004. He was in his seventy-first year.
Mr. Beach, a retired Ministry of Transportation of Ontario supervisor, is survived by his beloved wife Lillias Loreen (Gibbins) of Powassan and formerly of New Liskeard; children Derrick (Cathy) of Beamsville, Cheryl (Gary Streight) of Victoria, British Columbia, and Cynthia (Seva Golosky) of Kingston; grandchildren Isaac, Hannah, Kiera, Gavin, Nicole and Evan; and sister Frances Smith of North Bay.
The funeral was held October 7 at the Paul Funeral Home in Powassan. Cremation to follow.
If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Cancer Society or to a charity of choice in memory of Mr. Beach would be appreciated by the family.

Rolland Romeo 'Redge' Regimbal

Redge Regimbal died October 9, 2004 at his home in Cobalt at the age of 90.
He was born in Sudbury on May 19, 1914 to Marie Ducharme and Joseph Hector Regimbal.
Mr. Regimbal was raised in Sudbury and Haileybury. He joined Morissette Diamond Drilling in 1937 and married Ada Lajeunesse on April 19, 1941.
Mr. Regimbal worked at Morissette’s for 42 years beginning as a Diamond Drill helper, runner, surface foreman and ending his career as a fieldman for the company, retiring in May 1979. After his retirement, he and his wife, Ada, settled in their home on 445 Main Street in Haileybury, later moving to Cobalt where he and his wife lived at 17 Buffalo Road in West Cobalt.
Mr. Regimbal enjoyed fishing, boating and camping at Bucke Park in his retirement years.
He was predeceased by his wife Ada, sisters Betty and Onita and brothers Denis (Connie) and Donald.
Mr. Regimbal is survived by his son Richard (wife Suzanne) and children Chad and Duane; daughter Suzanne (husband Larry) and children Allison, Karen and David; son Maurice (wife Bonnie) and children Matthew, Kimberly, Darryl and Kyle; daughter Mary (husband Alton) and children Jennifer and Jessica; son Denis (wife Loretta) and children Sherri-Ann; four great-grandchildren, Camille, Karina, Jake and Jamie-Ada; sisters Cecile, Rejane and Dolores and their families.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. The funeral mass was held at St. Patrick’s Church, Cobalt with Father John Lemire officiating.
Pallbearers were grandsons Chad, Duane, Matthew, Darryl and Kyle Regimbal and David Byles. Interment was at the Mileage 104 Roman Catholic Cemetery in Cobalt on October 13.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Elliott Lake, Orangeville, Dallas (Texas), Wasaga Beach, Ottawa, Toronto, Barrie, Rouyn-Noranda, and Kirkland Lake.
Donations in Memory of Mr. Regimbal may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sears and all the staff at Temiskaming Hospital for his previous and most recent stay in ICU. “Thank you for your care and compassion. The family would also like to thank the many friends and relatives who have helped Redge these last few years. Your thoughtfulness and kindness in this time of need is very much appreciated.”

John Albert (Jack) Goddard

Jack Goddard of Whitby died peacefully on March 31, 2005 at Fairview Lodge Nursing Home with his family by his side. Mr. Goddard was born in Harley Township on May 6, 1923 and moved to Whitby in 1948. Mr. Goddard was a General Motors employee and a former Whitby Minor Hockey executive. He was involved with minor hockey from 1960-1992 and was inducted into the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. In 1988 he received the chairman’s special award for outstanding service to minor hockey from the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gertie; children John, Rose and Tom Parker, Mary Goddard; grandchildren Kim and Jackie Goddard, John Christie and Shelley Parker. The funeral service was held at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel in Whitby on April 4, followed by cremation. In memoriam donations to the Whitby Seniors Centre or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Eileen Margaret Harrison

Eileen Margaret Harrison died suddenly at the Tillsonburg Memorial Hospital on March 31, 2005 at the age of 84. She was predeceased by her husband Earl Douglas James Harrison in 1994. Mrs. Harrison is survived by her beloved children Mike (Marg) Harrison of Haileybury, Ralph (Connie) Harrison of Tillsonburg, Brenda (Paul) Likes of Manhattan, Kansas, and Cheryl Harrison of London; grandmother of seven including Barb (Andre) Savoie of Haileybury and Dave (Shelley) of North Cobalt; and great-grandmother of eight including Samantha and Allison Savoie of Haileybury and Rebecca Harrison of North Cobalt. The funeral service was held at Ostranders Funeral Home Chapel in Tillsonburg on April 4. Spring interment is at Woodstock Anglican Cemetery.

Fred M. Smith

Former Englehart resident Fred M. Smith died March 6, 2005 in Cranbrook, British Columbia. He was 85. Mr. Smith worked at Northland Railroad in Englehart for many years. He moved to B.C. in 1979. Mr. Smith, a loving father, is survived by his wife Emma; daughters Coleen (Hugh), Carol and Shirley (Gilles); son Robert (Pam); 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and sister Edith Thompson. The funeral service was held at Cranbrook Fellowship Baptist Church. Jeanine (nee Morris) Thorpe On November 22, 2004 Jeanine Thorpe died at the Sudbury Regional Hospital-St. Joseph’s Health Centre at the age of 66. Mrs. Thorpe is survived by her beloved husband Laurence Thorpe of Sudbury; children Dawn Thorpe (and close family friend Dr. Jeffrey Illman) of Toronto and Derrick Thorpe of Sudbury; siblings Richard Morris (wife Donna) of Grande Prairie, Alberta, and Mary-Lynn Ritchie (husband Robert) of Manitouwadge; sister-in-law Joyce Wulff (husband Arthur) of Lively; brother-in-law Alan Thorpe (friend Rheal Seguin predeceased) of Sudbury; and by many nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Donald and Laura (Montreuil) Morris; sisters-in-law Barbara Tiplady and Sheila Lariviere.

Elwood Hilton Sweet

After a lengthy illness, Elwood Hilton Sweet died peacefully at home on March 25, 2005. He was born in North Cobalt on March 29, 1928 to Elgin and Violet Sweet. Educated at New Liskeard Public School, he married Ruby Evelyn Shortt in New Liskeard on April 19, 1947. Mr. Sweet enjoyed family, fishing, travelling, sewing and being creative in his workshop. He was also a member of the Salvation Army. Mr. Sweet was predeceased by his wife Ruby on August 28, 1994 at the Temiskaming Hospital; parents Elgin and Violet; brother Edric; and sister Margaret. He is survived by his children Larry (Patricia {Pat}), Evelyn (Dennis), Garry (Linda), Bruce (Dorothy), Stanley (Jan), Val (Jeanne Mance) and Myrna (Mike); 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, nine siblings and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service conducted by Captains Nelson and Darius Fillier. The eulogy was delivered by his son Bruce with hymns sung by Jody Bigelow. The organist was Doriel Poupore. Scripture readings were by granddaughters Shelly Whitehead and Sheena Sweet and grandson Brad Sweet. A poem of memory was read by granddaughter Sasha Harvey. Pallbearers were grandchildren Darcy Sweet, Derek Sweet, Kelly Harvey, Jennifer Sweet, Shane Sweet and Karrie Sweet.
Burial is at the New Liskeard Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from North Bay, Cambridge, Ottawa, Kenora, Alliston, Sault Ste. Marie, Orangeville, Iroquois Falls, Cochrane, Matheson, Kirkland Lake and Timmins.

Charles Pierre Ayotte

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Charles Pierre Ayotte died peacefully on March 20, 2005 surrounded by his family. Mr. Ayotte was born September 27, 1930. He worked at General Motors for almost 30 years until he retired at the age of 65. He was a hockey fan to the end, cheering for his sons, grandsons and his beloved Canadiens. His family will miss him dearly. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 49 years, Gaye (nee Landriault); children Andy (Jennifer), Claude (Betti), Sue (Todd Watson) and Denis (Gail); grandchildren Michelle, Alex, Erin, Joel, Amy, Ricky, Michael, Stephanie, Allyson and Emily; brother Paul (Gail) and sisters Alice, Yvonne, Marie-Rose, Marie-Jeanne (Andre Talmousse), Germaine (Bill Mackey) and Claire (Michel Paquin; brothers- and sisters-in-law Aylmer (Yolande), Alphonse (Bev), Anita (Ernie Whitney), Dolly (Jerry Bolger), Louise (Louis Lalande), Rachel (Marcel Ayotte), Peter Landriault (Michelle) and Fran (Bill Arsenault). The funeral mass was held March 23 at Assomption de Notre Dame. Donations to Grandview Children’s Centre, Durham Region Cancer Centre or Epilepsy Toronto would be appreciated by the family. The family thanked all of the doctors, nurses and volunteers on 6F, as well as Durham Access to Care, Community Care and Palliative Care.

Rodney Hamilton

Rodney Hamilton of Haileybury died suddenly on Saturday, March 26 at the age of 43. Mr. Hamilton is survived by his son Wesley Gallagher of North Bay; daughter Adelia; his long-term partner Elaine Jenkins of Haileybury; his birth mother Margaret McKenzie of Haileybury; his adoptive parents Beulah and David Hamilton of North Bay; stepchildren Misty Lee Jenkins, Crystal Jenkins and Jesse Jenkins Jr.; brothers Maurice, Steve (and Kim) Hamilton of Astorville, Wayne (and Frances) Campbell of Restoule, Warren Campbell of North Bay and Garry Campbell of Toronto; and by his dear friend Claire Pette of North Bay. He is also survived by grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the funeral Mass celebrated at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Haileybury on Friday, April 1. Father Germain Turcotte officiated. Memorial contributions to a charity of choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. He is Home and he is Free.

Edith Ann Field

It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the death of their loved one, Edith Ann Field (nee Heggart) who passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, March 14, 2005. Edith was 83 years old. She is predeceased by her husband George. Edith will be sadly missed by her son, Fred (Linda) and her daughter, Pat Quast (Stan predeceased) all of Englehart. Edith will forever remain in the thoughts and hearts of her grandchildren; Jeff (Barb), Kirk (Cheryl), David, Michael, Adam (Andrea) and Angie, as well as her six great grandchildren; Maureen, Naomi, Shawn-Douglas, Shayla, Hailey and Ethan. She is survived by her loving sister Ella Thomson also of Englehart and is predeceased by her siblings, Len Heggart of North Bay, Ruth Lefebvre of Latchford and May Heggart. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Edith was born and raised in Latchford. Despite her high priority on her family, she was always capable of being much more involved in charitable activities than most of us and her generosity and goodwill demonstrated this for many years. She was a member and held many offices in such organizations as the W.I., The Rebekahs, The Royal Canadian Legion, The Northland Pioneer Club and the U.C.W., just to mention a few. She was truly loved and cared about others from family to friends and was never reluctant to express that love and care. She enjoyed helping others and she demonstrated this to the very end. She had an energy level that most can only envy and few can emulate. She has touched us all in a very positive way and left us better people for having known her and having shared her love. The funeral was entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart and was held on March 17, 2005 with Reverend Peter Dahlin officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Proctor, Kirk Proctor, David Field, Michael Field, Basil Lefebvre and George Lefebvre. Honorary Pallbearers were Rob Godden, Ron Hamilton, Bill Simmens and Walter Zaverucha. Spring interment to follow.

Winnifred Amelia Andrews

Winnifred Amelia Andrews died on March 16, 2005 in her ninety-second year. She was born on June 7, 1913 in Elmvale to Ernest and Winnifred Chatwin. She lived in St. Thomas since 1958 and was an employee at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital and was a member of the Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church. Mrs. Andrews was predeceased by her husbands Freeman Andrews in 1958 and Melville Stanley Heggart in 1951, her daughter Barbara Eakins and by her brother Walter Chatwin. She is survived by children Marguerite (husband Dan Bromilow) of Kapuskasing, Bob (wife Margaret) Heggart of Calgary, Lloyd (wife Helen) Heggart of Geraldton, Elizabeth Taylor of Woodstock, Ruth (husband Ron Festing) of Woodstock and Cathy Simons of Wallaceburg; siblings Fred Chatwin of England and Gladys Chatwin of Toronto; and by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral took place March 21 in St. Thomas.

Albert Guertin

Northview Nursing Home resident Albert Guertin died peacefully on March 24, 2005 at the Englehart and District Hospital at the age of 83. Mr. Guertin will be laid to rest in the Kirkland Lake Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Monette and French Funeral Home.

Keith Aubrey Valentine

Keith A. Valentine of Oromocto, New Brunswick died at the Oromocto Public Hospital on March 25, 2005. He was born in Cobalt on November 1, 1913 to Percival and Maude (Taylor) Valentine. Mr. Valentine was predeceased by his parents, his wife Alfretta Kathleen (Adair) Valentine, brothers John, Gerald and Humphrey Valentine and sister Lillian Valentine. He is survived by his sons Robin (Flori) of Rossland, British Columbia, Christopher (Lori) of Gansevoort, New York and Alan (Debbie) of Cobourg, Ontario; daughters Kathryn Wood (Bob) of Oromocto, and Nancy Ann Valentine of Oromocto; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation or service by request. Interment will take place at a later date. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to Community Living Phase I Oromocto or the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home.

Eric Elmer Godson Heaslip

Eric Elmer Godson Heaslip of Chelmsford died on March 22, 2005. He was born May 10, 1916 in Heaslip, Ontario to Edith (Godson) and Elmer Heaslip. Mr. Heaslip was a graduate of the University of Toronto as well as being a Professional Engineer who spent a large part of his life as a teacher or geologist. He was also an honoured veteran who proudly served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II in Great Britain, North Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Heaslip was a quiet, soft spoken family man with a passion for reading. Mr. Heaslip is survived by his wife Ruth (Emerson) of Chelmsford; children Melany Thomas (husband Mickey) from California, Eric (wife Carol) from Chelmsford, Anna (friend Derek) from Chelmsford and John (wife Elaine) from Timmins; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Legion Poppy Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. There was no visitation with a private family service only. The family thanked the warm and courteous staff on the second floor at Extendicare York.

Daniel Joseph Lacharity

London resident Daniel Joseph Lacharity died suddenly in London on March 23, 2005. He was born in Englehart in February, 1949 to Percy and Rita Lacharity and went on to work as a butcher. Mr. Lacharity is survived by his brothers James (Cathy) of London, Michael (Agnes) of Elk Lake, Bernie (Brenda) of Englehart and Harold of London; and by his daughter Melanie of London. He was predeceased by his parents. There was no funeral service and cremation has occurred in London. In memory contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Gilles Lacroix

Gilles Lacroix of Cobalt died at the Temiskaming Hospital on March 11, 2005. He was born in Earlton on June 17, 1933 to Wilfrid and Auxilia Laflèche. Educated at Scollard Hall in North Bay, he worked as a truck driver. He married Cécile Loranger in Duparquet, Quebec on October 30, 1954. Mr. Lacroix was predeceased by his father Wilfrid, mother Auxilia and brother Marius. He is survived by his wife Cécile, daughters Diane (Nil Leblanc), Suzanne, Jocelyne (Marcel Roy), Carole (Ken Barker) and Juliette (Jacques Bédard), sons Maurice (Linda Savoie) and Donald (Chantal Duhaime), daughter Georgette and son Michel; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother Gérard Lacroix, sister Fernande Lacroix, brothers Guy Lacroix and Jean-Claude Lacroix. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted by Father Germain Turcotte at Ste. Thérèse Church in Cobalt on March 14. Pallbearers were Maurice Lacroix, Donald Lacroix, Michel Lacroix, Pascal Bédard, Jacob Bédard and Guillaume Leblanc. Burial will be at Ste. Thérèse Cemetery in Cobalt. In memory contributions were made to the Heart and Lung foundations.

Edgar 'Buck' Portelance

On March 17, 2005 Edgar 'Buck' Portelance died at his home in Temagami, surrounded by loving family. Born June 22, 1922, he was in his eighty-third year. Mr. Portelance is survived by his beloved wife Edna (née Robinson), children Rick (Linda) of Spring Hill, Florida, Terry (Colette) of Temagami, Debbie (Tim) Corley of Englehart, Cheryl (Wayne) Desjardins of Petawawa, loving grandchildren Steven and Devon Portelance, Joe and Amy Portelance, Ian, Melissa and Ryan Corley, and brother Emile (Isabelle). Mr. Portelance was predeceased by his parents Oscar and Victoria and brother Donald. At the request of Mr. Portelance, there was no visitation or service and cremation has taken place. Donations in memory of Mr. Portelance to the Lung Association or Temagami Home Support would be appreciated by the family. The family expressed their most sincere gratitude to relatives and friends for all the care, compassion and support that was shared at their time of need.

Olive Brassard

Olive (Ollie) Brassard died on March 19, 2005 at the Englehart and District Hospital. She was born Olive Margaret Lawrence in Evanturel Township on September 6, 1926, the seventh child of Harry and Lila Lawrence. Educated at S.S. #1 Evanturel Public School, she lived in the area most of her life, was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Parish/Church. She grew up on a farm and over the years she always planted a garden. She never forgot her roots. Mrs. Brassard was an excellent curler who represented the Englehart Curling Club and Northern Ontario at the 1974 Ontario Ladies Curling Championship in Hamilton (the Provincial Ladies curling playdowns). She was a member of the Englehart Curling Club for many years and was a catcher on a ladies softball team in Bancroft, Ontario, in the early 1960s, playing in southern Ontario championships. Mrs. Brassard was predeceased by her parents Harry and Lila; first husband George Brassard in 1944 and second husband Army Brassard in 1992. She is survived by her daughter Cecile (Ted) Caputo of Mississauga; sons Lawrence (Barb) of Aurora, Rick (Pauline) of Englehart and Len (Crystal) of Englehart; grandchildren Andre, Danielle, Brian, Katherine and Jayden Brassard, Lisa (Colin) Crawford of Australia, Brian Caputo of Toronto; great-granddaughter Sarah Ann Crawford; sisters Ethel Evans of Kirkland Lake, Gladys (Bun) Dobson of King Kirkland, Muriel (Ted) Bates of New Liskeard, Eleanor (Wayne) Mitchell of Englehart; and brother Bill (Marion) Lawrence of Wilberforce. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the funeral mass conducted March 22 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Father Wayne Mills officiated. Pallbearers were Brian Brassard, Andre Brassard, Eddy Berard, Todd Mitchell, Percy Bates and Ron Lawrence. Burial is in the spring at the Englehart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Englehart and District Hospital Nursing Unit, the Arena Complex Fundraising program, or a charity of choice will be greatly appreciated by the family.

Theresa Etmanski

Theresa Clarissa Etmanski of Temagami died at the Temiskaming Hospital with her loving family at her side, Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the age of 70. She was predeceased by her son Andrew and her siblings Annie, Angela, MJ and Mary. Mrs. Etmanski will be sadly missed by her loving husband Morris; beloved children Darren (and Rhonda) Etmanski of Temagami and Joan (and Réal) Brazeau of Haileybury; cherished grandchildren Craig, Kristen, Megan, Kayla, Jordan and Paige; and special Nana to Kelsey and Kane; by her siblings Patrick (and Alice) Mullin of Sault Ste. Marie, James (and Betty) Mullin of Killaloe, Lillian Finnerty of Niagara Falls and Veronica O’Connor of Cormac. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Temagami on Wednesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. Father Peter Moher officiating. Memorial contributions to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund or to Camp Quality will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home.

Ella May Plaunt

North Cobalt resident Ella May Plaunt died March 14, 2005 at her home. She was born in Haileybury on March 1, 1929 to Arthur and Leila Hurteau. Educated in Haileybury, she married Graeme Plaunt in Toronto on June 28, 1969. Mrs. Plaunt was a waitress, cook and a homemaker. Mrs. Plaunt is survived by her husband Graeme Plaunt; sons Art Handley (wife Cathy) and Larry Handley (wife Gayle); six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her mother Leila Hurteau, father Art Hurteau, sisters Doris Higgins and Louise Lafleur. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service to be held today, Wednesday, March 16, at 1 p.m. with Dr. P.J. Pace officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Haileybury. In memory contributions to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Raymond 'Ray' Larry Lachance

Raymond Larry Lachance died in Temiscaming on March 8, 2005 at the age of 54. He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Shirley (Robinson) Lachance; loving children Louise Lamoureux-Prosser (husband Chris) and Dan (wife Heather), both of Hanmer; grandchildren Matthieu, Savanna and Brittany-Lynn; dear son of Andre, predeceased, and Anna Lachance of Hanmer; siblings Linda (husband Robert Boudreau) of Blind River, Reg (wife Louise) of Chelmsford, Yvon (wife Susan predeceased), Paul (wife Gisele), Michel (wife Helene) and Rachelle (husband Robert Baillergeon) all of Hanmer; parents-in-law Walter and Mary Robinson of Blezard Valley; brothers- and sisters-in-law Danny and Connie (husband Bert Bottrell predeceased) both of Sudbury, Tommy (wife Gisele) of St. Charles, Carol (husband Mickey Gillis predeceased) and Debbie (husband Andy Pilon) both of Hanmer; and many nieces, nephews and good friends. Mr. Lachance was a dedicated contractor working with Tembec for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed life and was a strong man who was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Lougheed Funeral Home with the memorial mass held at St. Kevin’s Church in Val Therese on March 11, 2005. Cremation was at the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations to the Northern Cancer Research Fund would be appreciated by the family. David Edward Joseph Ford
David Edward Joseph Ford of Gowganda died March 5, 2005 at the Englehart and District Hospital after complications from pneumonia. He was born in North Bay on April 12, 1914 to Mary and Robert Ford. Educated in Toronto, he served during World War II from April 21, 1942 to February 6, 1946. He married his wife Jessica in New Liskeard on January 27, 1948. Mr. Ford worked as a lumberman, miner, carpenter, plumber and prospector. He was on the school board and helped to get a new brick school for the children of Gowganda-O’Brien. Mr. Ford was the founder/curator of the Gowganda Area Museum for 37 years, was a local historian/prospector and was the first president and a charter member of the Gowganda and Area Recreation Association. He was also a member of the Lorne Scots and the Royal Canadian Legion. Mr. Ford is survived by his wife Jessica; son John Ford, daughters Jean Stevens and Rosemary Ford Campbell, son-in-law Robert Campbell, granddaughter Jennifer Stevens and grandson Tristan Stevens. He was predeceased by his mother Mary Ford and son-in-law Denis G. Stevens. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted by Father Wayne Mills at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Englehart on March 9. Pallbearers were Wayne Durling, Ross Fisher, Tristan Stevens, Chris Whalen, Boyd Wilson and George Wilson. Burial is at the Elk Lake Roman Catholic Cemetery. In memory contributions were made to the Make A Wish Foundation.

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