Harold William Brunette
Harold William Brunette died peacefully at the Temiskaming Hospital on April 16, 2005 at the age of 86.
He was born in Cobalt to Joseph and Matilda (nee Church) Brunette.
Mr. Brunette was predeceased by his loving wife Frieda on January 2, 2004 and by his parents.
He is survived by his loving sons Lee (and Barbara) of Kirkland Lake and John (and Carolyn) of Orangeville; grandchildren Rachel, Jason (and Danielle) and Gillian; and brother Arthur of Toronto.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home where the service was conducted on April 19 by Reverend Kitty Miller.
Memorial contributions to Camp Quality will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Joan Garvin-Sheats of Haileybury died at the Temiskaming Hospital on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at the age of 66.
She was born in New Liskeard on September 4, 1938 to Alexander McFarlane Garvin and Alice Elizabeth May Johnson.
Mrs. Garvin-Sheats was predeceased by her sisters Judy Ramsay and Patricia Garvin and by her parents Alexander McFarlane Garvin and Alice Elizabeth May Johnson.
She is survived by her son Richard Garvin; her sisters and brother Betty Garvin (Campbell), Sandra (and Ed) Baker, Nancy (and Dick) Blackwell, and Peter (and Barbara) Garvin.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home with the memorial service held at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Haileybury on Tuesday, April 19 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Linda White officiating.
Memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Anglican Church General Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Father Jean-Marie Champagne
In his fiftieth year of Priesthood, (June 17, 1955), Father Jean-Marie Champagne died peacefully in Ottawa on April 18, 2005.
Father Champagne is survived by his siblings Marie-Marthe, Roberte, Aline, Robert (Juliette), Marcel (Rose), Guy (Rita), Gilles (Cécile), Roger (Céline), Marie-Paule (Bill Szepesi), Thérèse (Bob Colyer) and Diane (Ffrangcon Vaughan); sister-in-law Gisèle; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Lucien Champagne and Lucie Leduc; brother Roland; brothers-in-law Georges Geoffroy and Charles Despres.
Visitation is at l’église Ste-Croix in Haileybury on April 22 from 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Funeral is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23.
Interment is at St-Laurent Cemetery in Ramore.
In memoriam donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Buffam Leveillé Funeral Home.
Père Jean-Marie Champagne
Dans sa cinquantième année de prêtrise, Père Jean-Marie Champagne est décédé paisiblement à Ottawa le lundi 18 avril 2005. Il laisse dans le deuil ses frères et soeurs; Marie-Marthe, Roberte (feu Georges Geoffroy), Aline (feu Charles Despres), Robert (Juliette), Marcel (Rose), Guy (Rita), Gilles (Cécile), Roger (Céline), Marie-Paule (Bill Szepesi), feu Roland (Gisèle), Thérèse (Bob Colyer) et Diane (Ffrangcon Vaughan). Il sera toujours dans la mémoire de tous ses neveux, nièces, grands neveux et grandes-nièces. Il est prédécédé par ses parents Lucien Champagne et Lucie Leduc. La famille accueillera parents et amis à l’église Ste-Croix, le vendredi 22 avril de 13h à 15h et de 19h à 21h. La messe des funérailles aura lieu le samedi 23 avril à l’église Ste-Croix, à 10h. Suivie de l’enterrement au cimetière St-Laurent à Ramore, ON. Pour ceux et celles qui le désirent des dons à l’Association canadienne du diabète seraient appréciés. Les arrangements ont été confiés à la Maison Funéraire Buffam Leveillé, 483 rue Broadway, Haileybury, ON, P0J 1K0. (705) 672-3122.
Ray Thomas of Englehart died April 13, 2005 at the Englehart and District Hospital.
He was born in Englehart on August 8, 1935 to George Thomas and Beatrice Judd.
Educated in Kirkland Lake, he farmed in Southern Ontario before moving North from Aylmer in 2000.
Mr. Thomas spent happy times in the bush with his wife cutting wood and taking quiet walks. He took great pride in his vegetable garden he planted each year.
Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife Dora (Dodie); daughter Cherie; son Les; mother Beatrice Judd; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father George Thomas and stepfather George Judd.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted April 17 by Reverend Peter Dahlin.
Burial is at the Englehart Cemetery.
In memory contributions were made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Salvation Army.
Rhea Abraham of Cobalt died at Temiskaming Hospital on April 13, 2005 after a brave battle with cancer. She was 72.
She was born in Cobalt to Zenon and Azilda (nee Hayes) Duval.
Mrs. Abraham was predeceased by her husband Charles Abraham; siblings Leo, Paul and Lucien Duval and Helene Forget; and by her parents Zenon and Azilda Duval.
She is survived by her loving daughter Carole (and her husband Sam) Sanguedolce; granddaughter Savana; and her siblings Anita Boissonneault, Albert Duval and Yollande Tressider.
The Abraham Family will welcome friends at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 11 a.m. The funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 1 p.m.
Interment will follow at the Cobalt Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Asta Verina of Haileybury died April 10, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in Paide, Estonia, on June 9, 1920. She moved to Sweden in the 1940s and came to Canada in May, 1949. She met her husband Joseph in Toronto in the early 1950s and they were married November 11, 1955 in Toronto.
Mrs. Verina lived in Toronto, Sudbury and Capreol and moved to Haileybury in 1969. Her family owned the former Tri-Town Motor Inn in Haileybury.
Predeceased by her husband Joseph on September 2, 1977, she is survived by her daughter Sandi and grandson Warren of Haileybury.
There was no funeral service.
In memory contributions to Camp Quality, Northern Ontario, would be appreciated by the family.
Stanley George Chandler
Tri-Town Extendicare Nursing Home resident Stanley George Chandler died April, 8, 2005.
He was born in Oakville to William Chandler and Pauline Pollard on November 4, 1914 and moved to Kirkland Lake in 1940. On June 28, 1940 he married Joyce McLeod in North Bay.
Mr. Chandler and his brother Ralph were partners in Heath and Sherwood Ltd. until they retired in 1964.
He was an ace pilot and an avid fisherman and gardener. Mr. Chandler was a member of the Kirkland Hospital Board, the museum board, the Kinsmen Club, the Corinthian Lodge, chairman of the Daycare Centre, the tourist committee and was a town councillor.
Mr. Chandler was predeceased by his wife Joyce in 1983; brothers Harold, William and Ralph; and by his sister Margaret.
He is survived by his son Roger (Linda Neil) of St. Joseph Island; daughters Brenda MacDonald (Norman) of Haileybury and Jo-Anne (fiancé Garry McNeil) of Toronto; grandchildren Dean, Robert and Tammy MacDonald, Jennifer and Melanie Chandler; great-grandchildren Rebecca, Daniel, Allison and Hunter MacDonald.
A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Chandler’s life will be held at the Tri-Town Masonic Building in Haileybury on May 14 from 2-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
In memory contributions were made to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund.
Vincent Auger died on April 3, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 43.
Mr. Auger is survived by his loving wife Nadine; stepchildren Sierra and Lucas; father Peter Auger; sisters Martine (Nick) and Christine (Drew).
He was predeceased by his mother Angele Auger.
We say goodbye to one of God’s great creations.