Reverend Stanley R. Worth
After a brave battle with cancer, Reverend Stanley R. Worth of Firstbrook Township died at the Temiskaming Hospital on June 21, 2005 with his loving family at his side.
He was born August 28, 1929 at West Side, Country Harbour, Nova Scotia to Frank and Margaret Worth.
Educated at Country Harbour, he worked all his life as a pastor and evangelist.
On October 13, 1964 he married his loving wife Deanna Prendergast. Mr. Worth enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family fishing and hunting. He gave 110 per cent to all his endeavours and lived with great dedication and faith to God.
He is now gone to Glory and will be missed and cherished by all who knew him.
Reverend Worth was predeceased by his parents; sons Clifton and Timothy; granddaughter Krista; and siblings Helen Mason, Ethel Fraser, Hazel Davidson, Harold, Herman and Nelson Worth.
He is survived by his devoted wife Deanna; loving children Daniel, Dineen, Mark and Paul; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his sisters Erma Fenton, Jean Goobie and Greta Sample.
The funeral service was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home and conducted at the Haileybury Pentecostal Assembly on June 23 by Pastor Dan Thompson.
Pallbearers were Daniel Worth, Mark Worth, Paul Worth, Jim Evans, Klaas Visser and Ken Walker.
Interment followed at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Haileybury.
Memorial contributions to the Temiskaming Hospital Cat Scan Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Bonnie Gilbert (nee Digulla) died at the Temiskaming Hospital, June 24, 2005.
Mrs. Gilbert had been ill as the result of a brain tumour.
Born in Englehart on November 5, 1947, she resided in Kenabeek.
Mrs. Gilbert married Arthur (Joe) Gilbert in Englehart, in May 1968. She was educated in Englehart, and worked as an administrative assistant.
She is survived by her children, Brad (Mandy), Joe (Sheryl), grandchildren Alyssa and Austin, Jenna and Sam, her mother Vida DiGulla, and sister Anna McGonigal.
She was predeceased by her husband Arthur (Joe) Gilbert.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart, with a service conducted by Pastor Joel Kuhl at the Englehart Community Centre, Tuesday, June 28.
Burial will take place at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain Township.
Memorial donations to the Zion Lutheran Cemetery Board or the CAT Scan Foundation will be appreciated by the family.
Dr. John Higgins
Dr. John Higgins died in Collingwood Ontario, after a long illness, June 14, 2005.
Born on August 25, 1921, in Burlington, Ontario, Dr. Higgins was a family physician in Englehart for almost 40 years, and a long-time resident of the area.
He was educated at Western University, and married Catherine McQueen in Kirkland Lake October 30, 1948.
Dr. Higgins had a lifelong passion for learning and classical music. He was fortunate to find a place to work and raise a family, that cared for him while he in turn took care of them.
He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Masonic Lodge.
He was predeceased by his wife Catherine Higgins, and his parents Sarah and William Higgins.
Dr. Higgins is survived by his sister Flora Sloski, children Kathryn Oukes, Jacquie Kirkey, Sandy Higgins, John Higgins, grandchildren Ben and Tara Kirkey, Nathan and Brandon Oukes, and Mackenzie Higgins.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home of Englehart, and a memorial service was conducted by Reverend Blake Carter, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Englehart, on June 17, 2005.
Pallbearers were Nathan Oukes, Max Brown, Bob and Wayne Thomas.
Burial was at the Englehart Cemetery.
Memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association will be appreciated by the family.
Thelma Marion Phillips
Thelma Marion Phillips died at the Temiskaming Hospital, on June 10, 2005, after a brief illness.
Born on January 25, 1924, in Harley Township, she was the daughter of George Hearn and Effie Hayes.
She was married to the late Lawrence Phillips of Uno Park in 1948, and resided in Kerns Township.
Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker, devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting, sewing, and helping others. Mrs. Phillips was a generous woman who opened her home to others. She was very humble about her accomplishments and her ability to overcome adversity and challenges in her life. She loved her many pets and her home was always open to strays.
She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Phillips in 2003.
She is survived by her children; Marilyn Phillips (Byron Nicholson), Darlene Beland (Norm), Sandra Willard (Eric), Lorna Phillips (Shaun Seabrook), Blair Phillips (Denise Ethier), Mark Phillips (Darlene Willard), Buddy Sterling (Shelley Lajoie); her grandchildren — Jason Willard (Michelle Landry), Lisa Nicholson (Jeff Doyle), Andrea Beland (Sarba Broderick), Michelle Nicholson, Melinda Willard (Sjoerd Ton), Jaclyn Beland, Sarah Beland (Shawn Keller), Kelli Nicholson, Brandon Phillips, Laura Phillips, Vanessa Phillips, Zachary Phillips, Jasmine Sterling, Jordan Sterling, Aaron Seabrook; great grandchildren — Jordie and Jenika Ton, Isabelle, Angelia and Julianne Willard; and dear sister Norma Dickinson.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard, and conducted by Fr. John Lemire. Cremation has occurred, with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the services came from St. Catherines, Lake Kenogmai, Waterloo, Elmira, Oshawa, Barrie, Timmins, North Bay, and Vancouver BC.
Memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or CAT Scan Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Valèda Porter died June 8, 2005, at the Temiskaming Hospital after a short illness.
She had resided at the Temiskaming Lodge.
Born in Buckingham, Quebec, on October 19, 1905 to Olive and Eduard Cloutier, in January 1933 she married William Porter in Englehart.
Mrs. Porter was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in New Liskeard.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and grandson Donald Porter.
Mrs. Porter is survived by daughters Eileen (Ross) Elliott of New Liskeard, Doreen (Roger) Larochelle of Hanmer, son Gerald (Dolly) Porter of North Bay, nine granchildren, and11 great-granchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service taking place at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish in New Liskeard with Father John Lemire officiating. Cremation followed.
Relatives and friends from North Bay, Hanmer, Sudbury, London, Englehart, Temagami, Kirkland Lake and the United States attended the service.
Estelle Lauzon died peacefully at the Temiskaming Lodge in Haileybury on Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the age of 88.
She was born on January 6, 1917 to Philippe Morin and Irene Vigneault.
She was a longtime resident of Kirkland Lake and New Liskeard.
Mrs. Lauzon was predeceased by her husband Edgar, brothers Charles, Albert, Emile and Gabriel, sisters Lucienne Labonté, Juliette Labonté, Rhéa Lantaigne and Angela Dupuis, and by her son-in-law John Britton.
She is survived by her daughters Madeleine Britton, Claire and Sylvia Lauzon of Toronto, Kim (Randy Stokeley), her grandchildren Justin, Elyse (Calgary), and Mary Kalp (Chatham), her many nieces and nephews, her special neices Nicole Labonté and Mariette Tourigny, and her brothers Phil Morin (Nancy) of Brantford, and Lou Morin (Sybil) of Ottawa.
In accordance with Mrs. Lauzon’s wishes, cremation was held and burial to follow in Kirkland Lake Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Julia (Senger) Snider
Julia (Senger) Snider died peacefully at Temiskaming Hospital June 1, 2005.
Mrs. Snider was born in Saskatchewan April 16, 1924. She married Jesse Snider of New Liskeard January 10, 1950 in Saskatoon. They moved and settled in New Liskeard in 1956.
Mrs. Snider was predeceased by her husband Jesse (June 1, 1997) and her brothers Jack, Frank, Louie and Casper Senger.
She is survived by her sisters Kay, Betty, Theresa, and Alice.
Mrs. Snider is a cherished mother of Jackie (Herb), Earl (Bridgette), Ruth (Andy), Frank, John (Rachelle), Karl (Pearl), Mark (Joanne), Alice (Terry), Leo (Laura), David, and Lucy (Gary). She is lovingly missed by her 21 grandchildren: Veronica, Cathy, James, Roxanne, Melanie, Nathaniel, Christian, Heidi, Steven, Monika, Stephanie, Jamie, Erik, Dustin, Jacob, Jesse, Sarah, Ryan, Kevin, Alex and Patrick. She is also missed by her 12 great grandchildren: Brady, Kramer, Daniel, Jessica, Christine, Megan, Hannah, Jeffrey, Aaron, Kate, Aiden, and Ryan.
The memorial service was conducted at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in New Liskeard on Saturday, June 4. Cremation has occurred. Burial will be held later in a private ceremony as Mrs. Snider wished.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.