Jean White Rochon
After a lengthy battle with cancer, Jean White Rochon died at the Temiskaming Hospital, surrounded by family and lots of love, on May 8, 2005.
She was born in New Liskeard on August 6, 1921 to William and Janet MacFarlane. Educated in New Liskeard, she married Donald White at the Beach Gardens in New Liskeard on December 24, 1941.
Mrs. Rochon was a homemaker and she worked as a secretary at New Liskeard Public School. She loved life and laughter and had a positive attitude. She was very involved with family and friends, was a curler and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Don White, in January of 1974. She remarried 17 years later to Gordon Davies who also predeceased her.
Mrs. Rochon is survived by her husband Donat Rochon whom she married in 1996; sons William White (Shirley) and Fred White (Diane) and daughter Mary Bateman (Ted); 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister Evelyn Wignall; five nieces and six nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter Hazel (White) O’Grady, two brothers and one grandchild.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the memorial service conducted at the Presbyterian Church in New Liskeard on May 9. After the service a celebration of Mrs. Rochon’s life was held at the New Liskeard Golf Club with family and friends. A toast was delivered by her lifetime friend Alf Spencer.
Cremation has occurred. Burial will be later in the summer with her first husband, Don White.
Hudson Township resident Jack Carl died at the Temiskaming Hospital on May 23, 2005. He was in his eighty-third year.
Mr. Carl moved to Hudson Township in 1972 from Southern Ontario. He was born in Welland County on June 29, 1922.
On October 23, 1943 he married Muriel May Chambers. Mr. Carl as self-employed for most of his life until his retirement in 1987. He was an active member of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 60 years.
His great love was playing the fiddle, so in 1947 he formed a band. He continued playing the fiddle throughout his life, even playing at his own sixtieth wedding anniversary.
Mr. Carl is survived by his wife Muriel; children Linda Teal (Harry), Dale (Jenny), Wayne (Cindy) and Jeff (Wendy); 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents Warren and Laura Carl and by his sister Margaret Carl (Hayes).
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel. A memorial service was held May 25 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Temiskaming Shores. Wm. G. Scott conducted the service.
Burial followed at the Valleyview Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attended the service from Welland, Niagara Falls, Dunchurch, Bracebridge, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Parry Sound, Timmins, North Bay and Brampton.
Memorial donations to the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses, Temiskaming Shores, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Shanna Louise Elizabeth Larsen
Shanna Louise Elizabeth Larsen, aged 24, died on May 14, 2005 following treatment for breast cancer.
Ms. Larsen attended Haileybury Public School and graduated with honours from Timiskaming District Secondary School (Art Award 1999). She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario in June 2004. She was a lifeguard/swimming instructor and figure skating coach. She had achieved her Skate Canada Gold Medal in Dance. Her dream was to teach students at the primary level of education.
Ms. Larsen is survived by her parents Lorna and Rob, brothers (Kris and Andrew), grandparents (Louise and Kauko Niemi and Betty and Chris Larsen from Thunder Bay), other relatives, friends, neighbours, co-workers, swimming and skating students and the many others whose lives she touched.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 1-4 p.m. at the Southside Aquatics Centre in Woodstock. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Southside Aquatics Centre, the Thamesford Skating Club, the Zorra Skating Club in Embro or the Haileybury Figure Skating Club. The donations will assist young children to learn to swim or skate.
The family thanked all those who offered their support, love and prayers to Shanna and themselves over the past four months.
Mavis Orphia Baker
Haileybury resident Mavis Orphia Baker died suddenly at her home on May 10, 2005.
She was born in Hilliard Township to Malvin and Haulda Sedor on February 20, 1934.
Mrs. Baker was a hard worker who spent most of her life farming. She loved going to garage sales, always looking for a good bargain or a toy or two for the grandchildren.
In her spare time she would quilt and knit socks, mitts and slippers for everyone including the homeless for whom she provided socks, blankets and food.
Mrs. Baker treated everyone like family and never turned anyone away from her well enjoyed home cooked meals.
Mrs. Baker was predeceased by her mother Haulda Sedor, father Malvin Sedor, brother Alfred Sedor, sister Rena Bujold and her brother Avery Sedor.
She is survived by her sister Julia Aylward, brother Carman Sedor, sister Milldred Neufeld, brothers Austin, Alvey and Elwell Sedor; sons Mark Russell Baker and Keneth Howard Baker; daughters Marlene Haulda Elliott and Loretta Mavis Baker; grandchildren Kristin Baker, Tiffany Baker, Dustin Bilow, Angie Caron, Jason Baker, Sharron Elliott, Shannon Hack and Tatum Taylor; great-grandchildren Dezmond Campbell, Samaira Caron, Kaylyn Reniak, Hayleigh Reniak, Terrace Hack and Payton Hack.
A celebration of Mrs. Baker’s life was held at Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard on May 14. Interment to follow at the Harley Township Cemetery.
Emma Ann Swartz
On May 14, 2005 Emma Ann Swartz died at the Temiskaming Lodge.
She was born in Hudson Township on March 23, 1914 to James and Mary Ann Morrow.
Educated at Hudson School, she married Edward James Swartz in Uno Park on May 25, 1932.
Mrs. Swartz was a housewife, mother and caregiver and a member of St. Paul’s United Church. For 18 years the family lived above the New Liskeard Fire Department before moving to Paget Street. After her husband died, Mrs. Swartz decided to move to Northdale Manor where she lived for five years.
She was predeceased by her husband Edward on May 11, 1990 in New Liskeard, eight brothers, two sisters and her parents.
She is survived by her daughters Mona (Don) Craig of Richmond Hill, Diane (Herb) Morin of New Liskeard and Joan (Bob) Leveille of Courtice; sons Fred (friend Enid) Swartz of North Bay and Allan (Shirley) Swartz of New Liskeard; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Pastor Wally Wood at St. Paul’s United Church. The eulogy was delivered by her granddaughter Jocelyn Morin and grandson Curtis Morin.
Pallbearers were grandsons Richard and Jimmy Craig, Brad Leveille, grandsons-in-law Gary Brown and Bill Murphy, and great-grandson Bill Murphy.
Burial is at Valleyview Cemetery in New Liskeard.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Courtice, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Collingwood, Chapleau, Timmins and North Bay.
Brian Ralph Redden died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Sudbury Regional Hospital-St. Joseph Health Center, on May 1, 2005.
He was born in Timmins on February 20, 1948 and was raised in Englehart.
Mr. Redden attended Scollard Hall in North Bay and with his perseverance and dedication, went on to become a well respected member of the business and mining community.
Mr. Redden was a people person who lived life to the fullest with many interests which included fishing, hunting, travelling, cooking and entertaining. He will be remembered for his great sense of humour which he shared generously with his many friends. He was also a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIMM) and the Sudbury Lodge #658 AF and AM.
Mr. Redden is survived by his mother Bertha Redden (nee Sheridan); wife of 35 years Bev (nee Fraser); children Stacie (husband Ian Reinhardt), Mandy (husband Darren Raddey) and Rob (wife Erin) Redden; sister Norma (husband John Bateman) and brother Tom Redden; mother-in-law Mary Fraser; sisters-in-law Penny Holden and Joanne Fraser; special aunts Elsie Richardson and Marion Pajdla and many other aunts and uncles; special nieces and nephews Jenny, Sarah, Bill, Mike, Rick, Shari, Mike and Sarah; grandchildren Ty, Brittany, Arrianna and Brandon.
He was predeceased by his father Ralph; father-in-law Robert; and brother-in-law Robert.
The funeral service was at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home in Sudbury on May 4. Cremation was at the Parklawn Crematorium.
Donations to the Emmanuel United Church Memorial Fund or The Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Régina Marie Thérèse Caron
After being ill with cancer of the pancreas for one year, Régina Marie Thérèse Caron of Earlton died at the Englehart and District Hospital on May 15, 2005.
She was born in Plaisance, Papineau, Quebec, on January 6, 1924 to Marie-Alice Malo and Emile Malo.
Educated in Plaisance, Papineau she married Clovis Caron in St. Bruno de Guigues, Quebec in 1944 and moved to Earlton that same year.
Mrs. Caron was a housewife and mother of nine children, grandmother to 11 and great-grandmother to three. She was a saleslady and manager for Vanda Beauty Counsellor as well as a secretary for her husband Clovis who was an electrician. Mrs. Caron was an active member of St. Jean Baptiste Church, a player, singer and bingo organizer for her church and a member of Le Club de l’Age d’Or #501.
Mrs. Caron is survived by her children Lorraine Rocheleau, Louise Joiner, Suzanne Guérin, Michel Caron, Denise Caron, Pierrette Béliveau, Hélène Weldrick, Jean Caron and Diane MacNamara; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and godchild Mélissa Caron; and siblings Angèle Gamache, Lucienne Caya, Emiliene St-Onge, Fernand Malo, Anette Bernard, Françoise McLean, Daniel Malo and Gaétan Malo.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Clovis Caron and her parents Emile and Alice Malo, sister Jeanine Lavoie.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. by Father Gilles Leblanc at St. Jean Baptiste Church.
Pallbearers were Michel Caron Sr., Michel Caron Jr., Jean Caron, Justin Caron, Michel Rocheleau and Michel Guérin.
Burial is at the Earlton Catholic Cemetery.
Family and friends attending the service from out of town came from Chisasibi, Quebec, London, Hamilton, Palmerston, Sudbury, Collingwood, Timmins and North Bay.
In memory contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.