Ivan Alexander Dambrowitz
On May 9, 2005 in Dorchester, Ontario, Ivan Dambrowitz died in his sixty-third year with courage and grace surrounded by the love and care of his family and many friends.
Mr. Dambrowitz is survived by his wife Cecelia (nee Dunkin); children Christopher (Amy) and Timothy (Michelle); grandchildren Trenton, Katey and Ian; mother Jessie Dambrowitz; siblings Ottily (Jim), Sylvia (Mike), John (Louise), Fred, Georgina (Doug), George (Helen), Ted (Gisele), Lillian (Gordon) and Cathy (Colin); cousins, nieces and nephews; life-long buddy Jack (Ruth), dear Kay Stevenson (Anny), goddaughter Tracey and many faithful friends and colleagues.
He was predeceased by his father Ernie Dambrowitz.
A celebration of Mr. Dambrowitz’s life was held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in New Liskeard on May 13 followed by interment at the Pioneer Cemetery in New Liskeard.
The family thanked Dr. Dunkerly and Dr. Swift and all the medical team in London who provided such care.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Bible Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
George Thomas Schell
Sharpe Township resident George Thomas Schell died May 5, 2005 at the Englehart and District Hospital. He had been ill for one year with heart disease.
He was born in Englehart on December 18, 1934 and was educated in Charlton. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and in 1982 married his wife Maya in Haileybury.
Mr. Schell was an outdoorsman who loved living at Long Lake where he grew up, cottaged and retired.
He is survived by his wife Maya; children Debbie (Roy), Tom, Barbara (John), Bonnie (Lee) and Megan; sisters Ruth and Viola; brother Earl; 13 grandchildren, eight grandchildren and beloved nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother Marianne and stepfather Albert Pascoe, father Walter Schell, brother Bruce Schell and son George Schell.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the viewing took place on May 9. There was no service, cremation to follow.
Relatives and friends attending from out of town came from Toronto, Bolton, Charlottetown and Halifax.
In memory contributions were made to the Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Cornelius J. Van Hoorn Sr.
On May 10, 2005 Cornelius J. Van Hoorn Sr. of Cobalt died at the Temiskaming Hospital.
He was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on December 20, 1932 to Cornelius Van Hoorn and Augustine De Vrise.
Educated in Holland, he came to Canada from Rotterdam in the late 1950s.
He worked as a security guard at Weyerhauser in Princeton, British Columbia.
On March 20, 1985 he married Madeleine Robitaille in Princeton.
Predeceased by his parents, Mr. Van Hoorn is survived by his wife Madeleine, son Casey Van Hoorn Jr., daughters Dorina Zeinsky and Karina Van Hoorn, son Andre Van Hoorn, granddaughter Natasha Van Hoorn and other grandchildren in B.C., as well as many brothers and sisters.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. Cremation took place in Rouyn.
Deborah May Pilon
Deborah May Pilon (nee Jackman) of Cobalt died at the Temiskaming Hospital on May 9, 2005 with her loving family at her side. She was 39.
She was born January 21, 1966 to John and Lorraine (nee Niemi) Jackman.
She is the beloved wife of Daniel Pilon and loving mother of Daniel and Bradley. She will be sadly missed by her parents; her siblings Tracy and Jamie Jackman; her nephew Trevor Jackman-Onen; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Pilon was predeceased by her sister Sandra Jackman; grandparents Walter and Alleta Niemi and Jack and Audrey Jackman.
The funeral service was held at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home on May 10 with Pastor Fred Knutson officiating.
Memorial contributions to the Temiskaming Lung Association will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Patricia Rose Brezenski
Patricia Brezenski died on May 9, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 80.
A longtime resident of Cobalt, Ms. Brezenski most recently made her home at Temiskaming Lodge in Haileybury.
She had worked for many years as a Registered Nurse in area hospitals and as a Nursing Teacher.
Ms. Brezenski was predeceased by her parents Stephen and Amelia (McNamara) Brezenski.
She is survived by her siblings Frank Brezenski, Claire Koza, Theresa Meschino, Muriel Coraggio and by many nieces and nephews.
The Brezenski Family will welcome friends at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home on Friday, May 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. Father John Lemire officiating.
Interment will follow in the family plot at the Cobalt Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Rene Lucien Charette
Rene Charette died suddenly at North Bay General Hospital Scollard Site on May 15, 2005. He was 71.
Mr. Charette is survived by his wife Suzanne Frigon; children Diane Richardson (Ken), Claude Charette (Lorraine), Pauline Tremblay (Kevin) and Lorraine Butler (Martin); grandchildren Anthony, Jacob, Wyatt, Daniel and Shelby; siblings Donat Charette (Rita) and Laura Charette.
He was predeceased by his parents Anna and Edmond Charette.
In accordance with Mr. Charette’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at Whispering Pines Cemetery in Temagami on Thursday, May 19 at 11 a.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Zaida Belle Wright
Haileybury resident Zaida Wright died at her home on April 29, 2005.
She was born in Haileybury to George and Grace Adair on April 20, 1907 and received her education in Orillia.
In November 1927 she married James Arthur Wright in Latchford.
Mrs. Wright was an active member in the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, Women’s Institute, the Cobalt Golden Age Club and two bridge clubs.
Predeceased by her husband James Arthur and son Hugh, she is survived by her children Lois Allan (Duff), Murray Wright, Helen Warren (Ronald), seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. A memorial service will be held there Saturday, May 21 with visitation at 1 p.m. and the service at 2 p.m. Kitty Miller will conduct the service.
Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Haileybury.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town will come from Michigan and throughout Ontario.
In memory contributions to the Canadian Heart Fund and the Haileybury Heritage Museum would be appreciated by the family.
Edith Irene Pinder
Edith Irene Pinder died on April 19, 2005 at Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury.
She was born in Toronto on January 15, 1914 to Clare and Blanche Cochrane.
She married Wallace Pinder on July 29, 1935 in Lansing, Ontario. Widowed in 1952, she began welcoming foster children into her home. In 1956 this expanding family outgrew their Willowdale home so Mrs. Pinder moved to a larger place in Uxbridge. During her 25 year career in foster care, more than 35 children had shared her home and called her Mom. She legally adopted six of them. In 1978 Mrs. Pinder moved north to Lost Lake near Gowganda to be with her daughter Valerie, Eugene and their family.
Even to the last, it was children that gave her the greatest joy in her life.
Mrs. Pinder is survived by her children Valerie O’Beirn (Eugene) of Haileybury, Judy Kendry of Uxbridge, Gloria Pajtasz (Brian) of Brockville, Patty Woods (David) of Port Perry, Jim and Jamie; sister Grace Browne of Fordwich; and will be greatly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Wallace in 1952; eldest daughter Patricia; son Doug; brother Kitch; and sister Marie.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted on April 21 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Haileybury by Reverend Linda White.