Gloria Anne Lawrence (nee Rutherford)
Gloria Anne Lawrence of Englehart died suddenly near Marten River on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at the age of 63.
Ms. Lawrence was born in Peterborough, Ontario on June 14, 1941. She is survived by her three children, daughter Karen (Jonathan) of Port Hope; daughter Deborah (Declan) of Ottawa; and son Daniel (Carole) of Haileybury; grandchildren Sarah, Bethany, Jonathan, Joshua, Micheal and Clara; two brothers, Lorne (Dorothy) of Cobourg and Ron (Lois) of Mississauga; aunt Alice Taylor of Warkworth, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father Percy Oliver Rutherford in 1943, mother Annie Hazel Rutherford in 1990, and by her granddaughter Melissa Emily Foster in 1991.
Ms. Lawrence was currently serving as pastor of Englehart Baptist Church, and was well-known in the Tri-Town and Englehart communities for her musical giftings, both vocally and on the piano. She had previously served as an Assistant Pastor at Maranatha Pentecostal Church in Hilliardton for some time. She was an avid gardener, and had been involved for many years in the leadership of Pro-Vie Tri-Town Right to Life. She will be greatly missed by family, friends and her community.
Her funeral was held at Haileybury Pentecostal Church on Thursday, June 9 with Rev. Dan Thompson officiating. Pallbearers were son Daniel Lawrence, sons-in-law Jonathan Foster and Declan O’Sullivan, nephews Andrew and Stephen Rutherford, and family friend James Harman of New Liskeard.
Interment took place at Trent Valley Cemetery in Hastings, Ontario on Friday, June 10, with son-in-law Rev. Jon Foster officiating.
In her memory, donations were made to the Haileybury Heritage Museum Endowment Fund, Canadian Bible Society, Pro-Vie Tri-Town Right to Life, Temiskaming Diabetes Program, Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Gideons, World Vision Canada, Baptist Camp Norland and Haileybury Pentecostal Church.
Robert Adam Draper
Robert 'Bob' Adam Draper died June 3, 2005, after a brief illness.
The son of Charles and Laurena (Teeple) Draper, he was born June 20, 1925, in North Bay. He was educated in North Bay, and worked as a brakeman-baggageman with Ontario Northland Railway for 34 years.
He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943 to 1946.
He married Eileen Rowe in North Bay in 1946. In 1947, he came to Englehart and in 1950 moved to Timmins. He returned to Englehart in 1954.
He is survived by his wife Eileen; daughters Beth (Bill) Dickinson of Englehart, Robin (Robin) Marshall of Kenogami Lake, Vicki (Allan) Lawrence of Tomstown, Bonnie Hopkins of Keswick, and son Bob (Becky) of North Bay.
He also leaves grandchildren Neil Smith, Peter (Tracy) Smith, Kara (Ryan Thompson) Marshall, Ryan Marshall, Rob (Rosalia) Lawrence, Tammy Mallette, Andrew (Cheryl), Christopher (Heather) and Kimberly (Andrew Barry) Draper.
He is also survived by great-grandchildren Chelsea and Ava Smith, Sierra, Regan and Autumn Lawrence and Molly Mallette; sister Betty (Harvey) Norman and family of North Bay; brother Don of Wawa, and special nieces Doreen Roberts and family of Alliston and Joan Renaud and family of Temagami.
He was predeceased by his parents and brother Dick.
Mr. Draper was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 227 in Charlton.
He was an avid trout and pickerel fisherman, and took great pleasure in taking his sons-in-law and grandsons trout fishing in Sunday Creek near Hill’s Lake.
Many hours were spent fishing and kibitzing on the bridges at Tomstown and Hilliardton each spring.
He was known to pick and sell up to 140 baskets of blueberries in the summer as well as collecting wild strawberries and raspberries.
He also enjoyed partridge hunting in the fall.
After his retirement, he took up gardening, competing with sons-in-law Allan and Bill in a race to grow the first tomatoes and green onions of the season.
Above all, he loved his family, especially his wife. He had a special place in his heart for each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Peter Dahlin of the United Church of Canada, and were held at the McDonald Funeral Home chapel in Englehart June 7. A Royal Canadian Legion service was held June 6.
Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the services came from Ottawa, Hamner, Kirkland Lake, North Bay, Brantford, King Kirkland, Charlton, Wawa, New York City, Alliston, Uxbridge, Haileybury and New Liskeard.
In-memory donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Catherine Hoiles on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 after living with colon cancer since 2001. Catherine was surrounded by loving family and friends as she departed this world, at the age of 36, with courage and dignity.
Catherine is the precious daughter of Marilyn Neale Hoiles. Catherine is forever in the hearts of her loving companion Kevin Barker; her devoted brother Gerry, sister-in-law Hollie and and niece Kaitlyn, her cherished grandmother Jean Neale and her dear caring friend Dr. Jacqueline Parai.
Catherine will be deeply missed by her Aunt Kathryn, Uncle Doug Smallman and family. Catherine is lovingly remembered by the Barker, Neale and Oatman families.
Catherine was predeceased by her grandparents Jack Lecky and Laurie Hoiles Lecky, her cherished Gramps Max Neale and her treasured friend Deborah Taylor Windelov.
Catherine will be fondly remembered by her circle of friends who over the years shared successes, disappointments, laughter and tears.
At the time of her passing Catherine was on leave from EDS Ottawa where she had enjoyed a successful and challenging career.
Catherine leaves many of us now to grieve her passing, but most of all, has left us with admiration and wonderment of her love for all she knew and her joy for life.
Catherine’s family would like to thank Dr. Hartley Stern, Dr. Al Saied, Dr. Rasuli, Dr. Goel, the nurses of the surgery wing at the General Hospital, the V.O.N. and the Palliative Care Outreach Program.
Friends paid their respects at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes in Ottawa on Friday, May 27. A service was held in Catherine’s memory on Saturday, May 28 in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Catherine’s memory may be made to Cancer Care Ontario, Victoria Order of Nurses or Palliative Care Outreach Program.
Tributes, condolences or memories may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
Gabrielle Corbeil of Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec, died on May 22, 2005 at the age of 83.
Predeceased by her husband Félix Paquette, she is survived by her five loving children: Gérard (Vicky) of Oshawa, Normand (Hélène), Robert (Nathalie) and Paulette, all of Notre-Dame-du-Nord, and Émile of Edmonton. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral was arranged by Robert and Sons Funeral Home of Notre-Dame-du-Nord with the service conducted at the Notre-Dame-du-Nord St-Joseph Church on May 26.
After a short illness, Sylvia Lehtimaki (nee Sainio) died peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on April 25, 2005. She was in her eighty-eighth year.
She was predeceased by her husband Toivo (Tom), son Bert and sister Helen (Elomaa, Nelson) and nephews Ron and Ken Elomaa.
Mrs. Lehtimaki was the loving and cherished 'Nanä Maki' to her family and is survived by her grandchildren Leslee (Larry) Rushton, Crystal Ann (Jack Flannagan) and Shauna (Shawn Croisier); great-grandchildren Crosby, Madison, Kristofer-Aiden, Karri-Ann, Bella and Piper; and daughter-in-law Marla; nieces Elaine (Elomaa) Butler, Carol Grosvenor and Shirley McCauley, as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews and their families.
Visitation is at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 10 a.m. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
On-line condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dennis Edward Houghton
Dennis Houghton died at his home on May 27, 2005 surrounded by his wife and children.
Known as “Denny” to his friends, he was born in Cobalt on September 18, 1920, son of Edward (Ted) Houghton.
Mr. Houghton graduated in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1943 and worked as a Professional Engineer for The Cobalt Foundry and Wabi Iron Works, Canron, Inc.
Mr. Houghton was a strong supporter of the local community, church, and an active member in the Rotary Club. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, and his cottage on Lake Temagami. He had a quiet, easy-going nature and a keen sense of humour that made many friends laugh.
He is survived by his wife Rosemary (Steward) and was predeceased by his wife Helen (Fraser) who died in 1995.
He is also survived by his sister Norah Traver (nephew Ted) of Fonthill, Ontario; son Fraser (Wendy) and grandsons Graham and Christopher of Mississauga; daughter Elaine (Robert) Jutras and grandsons Nicholas and Jack of Burlington; and daughter Dr. Pamela Houghton of London, Ontario.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Kitty Miller in collaboration with Reverend Linda White at St. Andrew’s United Church in Haileybury on Tuesday, May 31 with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Haileybury.
Donations to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan fund and the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Eileen Champaigne died on May 24, 2005 at the Timmins and District Hospital at the age of 79.
She was predeceased by her husband James Champaigne in 1978, her son Gerald Champaigne in 1991, her daughter-in-law Joy Champaigne in 1989 and by her granddaughter Marie Fetter.
Mrs. Champaigne is survived by her daughters Sylvia (Brian) Fetter of Chatham and Glenna (Larry) Brazeau of Timmins; grandchildren Curtis Champaigne of Victoria, British Columbia, Kelly Champaigne (Norm Bougie) of London, Jason (Natalie) Brazeau of Timmins and Cynthia (Steve) Jodouin of Timmins; great-grandchildren Tyson Brazeau and Talia Jodouin; sister Lynn Haapala of Sudbury; sister-in-law Geraldine Craig of Blind River and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Champaigne was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in North Bay for a number of years.
A memorial service was held on May 26 in the Maison Funéraire Lessard-Stephens chapel.
Interment of cremated remains will be held later at Elk Lake Cemetery.
Remembrance donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.
Leonard Gorman Jonason
Leonard Jonason of New Liskeard died peacefully at the Temiskaming Hospital on May 23, 2005 at the age of 80.
Predeceased by his parents Martin and Ethel and son Danny, he is survived by his wife Inez (nee Conroy) of New Liskeard; children Sandra McLellan (Terry) of Dymond and Susan Major (Andy) of Cobalt; sisters Lil Robitaille of Haileybury, Dot Bush of Chaput Hughes and Noreen Fournier (Al) of Chatham; as well as aunts, uncles and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was born in Haileybury to Martin and Ethel Jonason on May 2, 1925. In September 1953 he married Inez Conroy in Haileybury.
Mr. Jonason was a member of he Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44 for 33 years. Always an outdoorsman, in recent years his greatest pleasure came from listening to audio books from the local library due to vision problems.
In accordance with Mr. Jonason’s wishes, there will be no visitation or memorial service as cremation has already taken place.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Temiskaming Shores Public Library New Liskeard branch (audio books) would be appreciated by the family.