Linda Mae (Thornton) Schoenijahn
Mrs. Linda Schoenijahn, resident of New Liskeard, passed away on February 10, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital. Linda Mae Thornton was born on January 28, 1950 in Sudbury, Ontario. Linda grew up in Garson, Ontario as the eldest of two sisters and three brothers. After graduating from Laurentian University teacher’s college, she moved to New Liskeard in 1970 to pursue a teaching career in the Tri-Towns. She married Roy Schoenijahn of New Liskeard in 1972 and went on to have two children, Karl and Ilsa. Linda had a long and successful teaching career. During her 34 years of teaching, Linda taught at five schools in the area - -St. Charles Catholic School, Cobalt Public School, Kerns Public School, Elk Lake Public School and New Liskeard Public School. Linda had various positions during her teaching career including librarian, special education and Junior Kindergarten. Although she retired from teaching in June of 2004, she had still spent much time supply teaching in the area. Linda had taught three generations of students in the Tri-Town area. Linda cherished all of her students as if they were her own children. She would often tell her family of the “little ones” in her class and her enjoyment of teaching was always evident. Linda was a kind spirited woman who had great love for her profession and family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Schoenijahn was predeceased by her mother Edna Thornton, father Bill Thornton and brother Chris Thornton, all from Garson. As well as mother- and father-in-law Frances and John Schoenijahn of New Liskeard. She is survived by her loving husband Roy Schoenijahn of New Liskeard; son Karl (Sandra Larkin) of New Liskeard, daughter Ilsa Schoenijahn of Sault Ste. Marie; sisters Wendy (Lorne) Fortin of Newmarket and Beth (Joey) Shaw of Garson; brothers Vince (Lise) Thornton of Hanmer and Steve (Karen) Thornton of Garson. Linda also is survived by sisters-in-law Betty (Aurel) St. Onge of Cambridge and Audrey Schoenijahn (Dave Forsyth) of New Liskeard, as well as many nieces and nephews: Sylvia Bordignon of Cambridge, Paul St. Onge (Janet) of Burlington, Justin Metz of Cambridge, Anita Metz of Barrie, Sarah Fortin of Newmarket, Stacey and Lindsay Thornton of Garson, Jeff Thornton of Hanmer, Jill Thornton of Garson and Ryan and Spenser Shaw of Garson; as well as great-nephew Chad St. Onge. Linda will be resting at her most cherished location, the family cottage in Martineau Bay, on Lake Temiskaming. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the paramedic staff, nurses and Doctors Rahn, Corneil, Hardie and Goddard who cared for Linda during her stay at the Temiskaming Hospital. They also have profound appreciation to all who donated food, flowers and sympathy to the family in their time of need. They are also very grateful to Kitty Miller for performing an exceptional service in Linda’s memory. They also wish to extended their gratitude to Karen Smyth and Joey Shaw for their heartfelt eulogies. Also, a tremendous thank you to all who donated to the James Smyth Pediatric Stroke Fund and the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund in memory of Linda. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Donald Charles Watters
In memory of Sir Knight Don Watters (FCIAA), Founding Grand Knight Council 100809, former District Deputy of District 721 and Past Faithful Navigator of Assembly 1974. An employee of Crawford Adjusters Canada, New Liskeard office, and a past president of Canadian Independent Adjusters Association (CIAA). Passed away at the Temiskaming Hospital on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Lillian Watters, Dear father of Kathleen (Mrs. Jay Fraser) of Sturgeon Falls, Brian and his wife Michelle of Pickering, and Michael and his wife Jennifer MacKinnon of Lively.
Loving grandfather of his Pride and Joy (grandchildren) Samantha, Alexander, Julia, Erin, Mackenzie, Cassandra and Katie. Survived by his mother Alice Watters of Sudbury, and brother Richard and his wife Ruth of Tillsonburg, two nieces and two nephews. Friends will be received at the Perrin Funeral Chapel Ltd. 128 Whitewood Ave. New Liskeard, Ontario on Wednesday from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. from Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church 81 Maple St. New Liskeard, On. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Temiskaming Hospital Community Cancer Support, or the Knights of Columbus Memorial Account.
Cheques made to these charities may be forwarded to the Perrin Funeral Chapel Ltd. P.O. Box 734 New Liskeard, On. P0J 1P0.
Marion Ruth Murphy
On March 2, 2005 Marion Ruth Murphy of New Liskeard died at the Temiskaming Hospital. She had been ill for several months after having not recovered from surgery at the Civic Hospital in North Bay.
She was born in Niagara Falls, New York, on May 19, 1927 to Dewey Kennedy and Jose May McIntosh.
Educated in Niagara Falls, she moved to New Liskeard in 1946 and married Ira J. Murphy at St. John’s Anglican Church on November 17, 1947. Mrs. Murphy worked as a secretary at George Taylor Hardware, Hill Clark and Francis, Rexwood, N.O.D., 3-H and Helmet Moeltner Company. Mrs. Murphy was a member of St. John’s. She moved to the Twin Lakes area in 1972 and loved wildlife and loved her family, her home life and her computer at her home at Fairy Lake. Mrs. Murphy is survived by her husband Ira; daughter Rosalynn (husband Canon David Williams) and granddaughters Sarah, Sorcha and Jocelyn, all in Ireland; sister-in-law Chris Murphy and many close cousins, nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, grandparents, Peter and Carrie McIntosh. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Reverend Linda and Richard White at St. John’s Anglican Church. Pallbearers were nieces and nephews Kelly and Nichole Murphy, Pat Murphy, Dean Murphy, Maurice and Bonney Desjardins. Burial is in the spring at the New Liskeard Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from North Bay, Thunder Bay and Kirkland Lake. The family thanked Linda and Richard White for their personal and helpful dignity in conducting the service, Perrin Funeral Chapel for their helpful and efficient conducting of the funeral.
Helen Farrow of Haileybury died February 21, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital. She was born on August 12, 1929 in New Liskeard to Phillip and Katherine (Morton) Perry. Educated at New Liskeard Public and Haileybury High Schools, she married Robert Farrow in Toronto on September 10, 1955.
Mrs. Farrow worked as a head cashier in Toronto until 1968 and then was assistant florist at Whorley’s until it was sold. Mrs. Farrow is survived by her brothers Jack, Dave and Phil, sisters Edith McGrath, Lillian Perry, May Smith and Carol Perry. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Farrow, brothers Lavern and Bob Perry. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury where the service was conducted February 24 by Reverend Wally Wood. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Toronto, Thunder Bay, Temagami and Mississauga. In memory contributions were made to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Foundation.
Margaret Lois Hearn
Haileybury resident Margaret Lois Hearn died February 25, 2005 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital.
She was born in Charlton to Howard Miller and Edna Strain on July 8, 1927. Educated in Kirkland Lake, she married Arthur Hearn on September 21, 1946 in Kirkland Lake. Mrs. Hearn worked as a telephone operator at Northern Telephone from 1946-49 and was then a homemaker. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a best friend to her loved ones. Some of her favourite pastimes were working around her flower garden, fishing and, most importantly to her, spending quality time with her grandchildren. She had a strong love for her dogs as well. Mrs. Hearn was an excellent cook who was known for her famous gravy. She will be dearly missed. Mrs. Hearn is survived by her husband of 58 years, Arthur; children Faye, Darcy (Jeanine), Joanne (Jacques), Terry (Marilyn), Lonnie, Del, Richie (Francine), Shawn (Gwenn) and Shelly; grandchildren Jeff, Robbie, Julio, Casey, Kelly, Jody, Jason, Tyson, Lori, Kathrine, Sally, Jessica, Lindsay, Nicholas, Sarah, Bradley, Justin, Chase and Kira; great-grandchildren Drew, Anna, Trent and Emma Margaret. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury and, as per Mrs. Hearn’s request, there was no visitation or service. Burial to follow. In memory contributions were made to the CAT Scan Foundation at the Temiskaming Hospital.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Angèle Auger died on February 27, 2005 at the age of 66. Mrs. Auger is survived by her loving husband Peter; children Vincent (Nadine), Martine (Nick) and Christine (Drew); siblings Rosaire (Cécile), Thérèse, Jean Marie (Colette), Leon (Rita), Cécile (Sylvio), Antoine (Jeannine), Victor (Irène), Florence (Laurent) and Jean Marc (Jeanine). She was predeceased by her father Angelbert, mother Irène and brothers Fernand, Armand and Florent. In Mrs. Auger’s memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The heart remembers most what it has loved deeply.
Rita Laforest of New Liskeard died February 27, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital. She was born in Masham (St. Cecile), Quebec, on May 14, 1920 to Thomas and Melina Gauvreau. She married Wilfred Laforest in 1942. Mrs. Laforest was a homemaker and a member of Sacré Coeur Catholic Church who loved playing cards, music, bingo, bowling, dancing and helping others. Mrs. Laforest was predeceased by her husband on March 27, 1970 in New Liskeard; by her daughter Juliette Phaneuf and by her grandson Pascal Laforest. She is survived by her children Rachel (Leo) Gelinas, Rheal (Simone) Laforest, Mary Ann Laforest, Raymond (Mirelle) Laforest, Henry (Diane) Laforest and Jeanine (Darcy) Hearn. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Father Richard at Sacré Coeur Catholic Church. Pallbearers were Darcy L. Hearn, Darrell Phaneuf, Marc Phaneuf, Alain Gelinas, Jacob Laforest and Willie Cauchon. Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Rouyn, Sudbury, Kapuskasing, North Bay, Mattawa, Timmins and Gatineau.
Cecil Clinton Charlton
Cecil Clinton Charlton of Englehart died suddenly at the Temiskaming Hospital on February 21, 2005.
Mr. Charlton was born in Brentha Township on January 30, 1915 to Fred and Frances Ellen (Nickerson) Charlton. Educated at Brentha School, he married Merrill Emerson in Englehart on May 3, 1939. He farmed in Dack Township all his life, raising his family of 10 children. He was also a foster parent to a number of children. Mr. Charlton enjoyed reading, television and family gatherings. His favourite pastime was spending numerous hours on his bulldozer — his life was his farm. Mr. Charlton is survived by his wife of 65 years, Merrill; children Josephine (Bruce Cutting), Victor (Nancy), Bonita (Garnet Williams), Maureen (Ken Collum), Margaret (Martin Kilsdonk), Kevin (Janey Remus), Sylvia (Skip Williams), Kathy (Art Smith), Cindy (Dan Leroux), Sandy (Sherry McNaughton) and Ruth Ann; sister Ethel Edwards; 27 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Myrtle, son Elgin and parents Fred and Frances Charlton. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted February 25 at Good Shepherd Church by Pastor Dave Murphy. The pallbearers were nephews Doug Edwards, Gordon Edwards, friends Roy Byerlay, Bill Carruthers Jr., Dieter Hynds and Wayne Hewitt. Burial will be in the early spring at Brentha Cemetery. Friends and relatives attending the service from out of town came from Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and the surrounding area. In memory contributions were made to services for physically-disabled children and the Salvation Army.
On Sunday, February 27 Jacqueline E.M. (nee Nelander) Gibson died quietly at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 82. She was born in Paris, France, to Georg and Margrethe (nee Andersen) Nelander of Denmark on January 18, 1923. In 1948 she came to Canada for a weekend visit to see Donald Gibson whom she met in Denmark during World War II and “the rest is history.” Mrs. Gibson is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald J.S. Gibson; sons Peter (Mary) and Michael (Betty) and daughter Joanne; grandchildren Jason (Andrea), Adam, Scott, George, Luke, Jake and Mikaela Gibson, as well as Duncan and Kimberly Adams; and by relatives in Denmark, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario. Mrs. Gibson volunteered for 25 years for the Temiskaming Hospital auxiliary. Although she and her husband travelled back to Europe several times, she always loved coming home to Dawson Point and her family. Mrs. Gibson’s family thanked sincerely Dr. C. Blount, the nursing staff at the Temiskaming Hospital and Perrin Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the spring.
On March 4, 2005 Arnold Lyons of Northview Nursing Home died in Englehart. Mr. Lyons was born in Frontenac County, Kingston area on September 6, 1922 to Noah and Florence Lyons and moved to this area in 1936 from Owen Sound. Mr. Lyons worked as a pulp wood cutter, a farmer, worked in the summer for the Ontario Northland building and bridge department and for the Township of Chamberlain in the roads department. Mr. Lyons loved hockey and was a Leafs fan. He also liked playing cribbage and to hunt and fish. Survived by his sisters Violet in Vancouver and Jean in North Bay, he was predeceased by relatives Donald in 1998, Ethel in January of 2005, Isabelle in 1999 and Gladys in January, 2005. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted March 7 by Peter Dahlin. Cremation has occurred. Relatives and friends from out of town attending the service came from Cambridge and North Bay. In memory contributions were made to the Englehart and District Hospital and to Northview Nursing Home.
Haileybury resident Marcel Savoie died February 22, 2005 at his home. He was born on April 16, 1937 to Napoléon Savoie and Lédia Beauséjour. On April 20, 1963 he married Priscille Girard in Haileybury and worked for N. Morrisette Diamond Drilling/Boart Longyear. He loved his family and friends unconditionally, loved fishing and gardening and creating interesting gadgets. He was a devoted father and husband. Mr. Savoie was predeceased by his parents Napoléon and Lédia Savoie, sisters Jeanne and Yvette, brothers Jean-Paul, Roland and Emile and stepfather Narcisse Labarge. He is survived by his wife Priscille; children Julie, Marc (Linda Van Hoye), Josée (Robert Gauthier), Rachelle (Sylvain Plante); grandchildren Jeffrey, Jennifer, Dominique, Norman, Lindsay, Donald and Kenny; siblings Lucien, Roger, Léo, Rhéal and Thérèse; and many nephews and nieces. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted at Holy Cross Parish by Father Germain Turcotte on February 26. Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Hamilton, Whitehorse (Yukon), Trenton, Timmins, Azilda, North Bay, Orléans, Ottawa and London.
In memory contributions were made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund.
Annie Barns Anderson Brown
On February 20, 2005 Annie Barns Anderson (nee Coyle) (Nancy) Brown died at the Temiskaming Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born July 6, 1924 to Euphemia and Edward Coyle in Leith, Scotland. Educated in Scotland, she worked in factories until the time she married George Alfred Brown on February 10, 1945 in Edinburgh. Moving to a farm on the outskirts of Earlton in March 1946 was a hard move for her to make, coming from a city and so far away from her family. Mrs. Brown was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend. She loved to make all of her own and her family’s clothing and she was an avid knitter, baker and seamstress. She was also a member of the Daughters of Scotland for many years. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Brown was predeceased by her husband in 1997, father in 1951 and her mother in 1974, brother Robert and sisters May and Margaret Rose. She is survived by her children Sandra (Jeff Decoste), Thomas and Valerie (Dave Whiting) all of the Toronto area, John (wife Margaret) of Haileybury, Judy (Bruce Tomlin) of Belle Vallee and Cindy (Joe Albert) of Courtenay, British Columbia; grandchildren Nancy, Richard, Terry, Donna, Tina, Julie, Natasha, Craig, David, Kyle, Kathryn, Nadine, Thomas and Jody; great-grandchildren Diedra, Nicholas, Matthew, Paul, Austin, Katelyn, Sara, Andre and Jeremy; sister Euphemia Todd of Northumberland, England; brothers Thomas (Ellen) and John (Mary), both of Edinburgh; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the last of her husband’s generation of Browns. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. The service was conducted by Reverend Wally Wood at St. Andrew’s United Church in Haileybury on February 23.
Pallbearers were grandsons Craig, David and Kyle Brown of Haileybury, Thomas Brown of Toronto, granddaughter Julie Williams and husband Brad of Cobalt. Family and friends from Toronto, B.C. and the surrounding area attended the service. “Rest in peace Mom, you are now in God’s garden and he only takes the best.”