Terry Phippen of Bucke Township, Haileybury, died on September 6, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital, with his loving family by his side. He had been battling cancer for over a year.
He was born in Kirkland Lake on January 2, 1952 to Lyall and Ina Phippen. As a toddler he moved to New Liskeard. He was educated at New Liskeard Public School and Temiskaming District Secondary School. On February 14, 1975 he married Lois Foley.
Early in his life Mr. Phippen worked at Red and White Grocery Store, Ebert Welding and Pedersen Construction. He purchased his first farm in Hudson Township and began raising several types of livestock. His love for horses remained over the years. He bought his home farm on Sunnyside Road in 1982 and began working for his father at Bun Phippen Ltd. in 1976. He continued to grow with the business and later purchased it along with his wife Lois in 1992. They later bought Bun’s Septic Service in 1995. Mr. Phippen’s sons worked alongside him and learned the responsibilities of the business.
Mr. Phippen was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. Snowmobiling, camping, water skiing, hooking up the Clydesdales and riding were among the many activities they enjoyed together. He also loved visiting with extended family and friends. He enjoyed farming and his hobby of a few beef cattle grew quickly into a full time operation.
Mr. Phippen was a member of the Temiskaming Pleasure Horse Club, a Hudson Township councillor, a director for the New Liskeard Agricultural Society, the Temiskaming Community Pasture and the Rural Affairs Committee.
He is survived by his wife Lois; children Terri Ann (Humberto Velazquez), Luke (Chantal), Curtis (companion Melissa), Randy (companion Tegan); grandchildren Mya and Dustin Phippen; parents Lyall and Ina Phippen; brothers Bob (Jill) and Barry (Cindy) Phippen; and many close relatives in the Phippen and Foley families.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard, with the memorial service conducted by Morley Shepherdson on September 9 at St. Paul’s United Church.
Cremation has occurred.
In memory of Mr. Phippen, contributions were made to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Fund and the New Liskeard Bikers Reunion, Battling Cancer.
Joseph A. (Joe) Plante
Mr. Joseph Plante, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 7, 2005 at the age of 92.
Mr. Plante was born September 14, 1912 in St. Nazaire D’Acton Quebec. He got married July 19, 1933 to Alice Plante of Nedelec, Quebec, who passed away in 1989. He resided in Uno Park, Ontario from 1919 to 1992, then moved with his son and daughter-in-law in Hudson Twp. In 2004 he moved to New Liskeard for a year and spent his last few months at the Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury where he passed away.
He was predeceased by his parents Joseph Plante and Elise Berard, his wife Alice Aylwin and son Jean Paul, two sons-in-law Omer Beaudry and Emile Beaudry, six brothers and three sisters Docithe, Damase, Ovila, Ernest, Antoine, Eugene, Hélène, Henriette, Jeanette and many brothers- and sisters-in-laws.
Mr. Plante is survived by his son Jean Noël (Rita Loranger), four daughters Noëlla (late Omer Beaudry), Rosa (Gilbert Breault), Rose Aimée (late Émile Beaudry), all of New Liskeard and Eva (Claude Chartrand) of Haileybury, 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. One brother George (France), sister-in-law Cecilia Plante and many nephews and nieces.
Mr. Plante became a log driver on water at the age of 15. He worked in the bush then went to work for the railroad and mines while working on his farm, his pride and joy.
Mr. Plante was very dedicated to his church and school in Uno Park. One of Mr. Plante’s favourite hobbies was his horses. The glow in his eyes told everyone the pride he held when showing his horses and harnesses at the Fall Fair. He also loved his woodworking which he gave to family and friends.
His home was always open to those in need, also for gatherings with family and friends. He was an exemplary father, his life was devoted to his family and friends. A man of faith, patience, good work ethics, his pranks and great sense of humour.
He will remain a role model for many of us. Many times he would say be united and love one another as I always loved you.
We are not saying goodbye but see you later and one day we shall be together.
The funeral arrangements were made by Perrin Funeral Home in New Liskeard with the service conducted at Paroisse Sacré Coeur on September 12, Father Richard Ngoy officiating. Burial has taken place at the Catholic Cemetery in New Liskeard.
Linda Beaudry Ouimet delivered a heart warming eulogy and spoke fondly of her grandfather. Roy Schubert, friend of the family made a warming eulogy in English. Pallbearers were four of his godchildren and two grandchildren, Lise Beaudry Aitchison, Gaetanne Breault Riopel, Lucille Plante, Linda Beaudry Ouimet, Jo-Anne Chartrand Charette and Rémi Breault.
Relatives and friends came from Vernon, BC, St. Nazaire D’Acton, QC, Montreal QC, Drummondville, QC, St. Valerien, QC, St. Amable, QC, St. Hubert, QC, Amos, QC, Rouyn, QC, Évain, QC, Remigny, QC, Nedelec, QC, Anglier, QC, Guérin, QC, Notre Dame du Nord, QC, St. Eugene de Guigues, QC, Lorrainville, QC, Bearn, QC, Ville Marie, QC, Cambridge, ON, Orleans, ON, Ottawa, ON, Whitby, ON, Chelmsford, ON, Courtice, ON, Casselman, ON, Pembroke, ON, Powassan, ON, Timmins, ON, Val Caron, ON, Garson, ON, Sudbury, ON, North Bay, ON, Wahnapitae, ON, Lavigne, ON, Blind River, ON, Kapuskasing, ON, and surrounding area.
Our sincere thanks to Dr. Hurtubise, the staff of Temiskaming Hospital, the Extendicare staff and everyone who made his last days with us more comfortable. To Perrin Funeral Home and staff you made our difficult time much easier. The beautiful choir directed by Yvette Forget, R. Hearn, organ player and also for the special song sung by Jacqueline Seguin, to Father Ngoy and Réjean Goudreault, to Jeannine G. Rivard and helpers for the beautiful luncheon; it was heart warming to be among the presence of so many friends and family. Thank you so much for all your words of comfort, masses, flowers, contributions to the Cat Scan Fund, and all the food that was kindly brought to our homes.
Please consider this as a personal thank you for helping through this very difficult time.
The Plante Family
George E. Axten
George Axten of Bear Island died on September 18, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Mr. Axten is survived by his children Kevin (and Cindy) of Windsor, Ryan of Hamilton, and beloved grandchildren Ethan and Nora, his wife Millie Becker of Bear Island, his sister Joan Corriveau (and Raymond) of Midland, sister-in-law Teresa Axten of Penetanguishene, along with several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents William and Marion Axten and brother Donald Axten of Penetanguishene.
Mr. Axten was a veteran of World War II and served his country with pride.
The family received friends at the Bear Island Community Center on Monday, September 19. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, September 20.
As per Mr. Axten’s wishes, cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Parkinson’s Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Mr. Axten.
After a short illness, Rollande Huppé of Earlton died at the Englehart and District Hospital on September 19, 2005.
She was born in St. Pascal de Baylon, Ontario on September 3, 1917 to Telesphore Perron and Régina Labrèche and received her education at École Assomption in Earlton.
Before her marriage to Wilfrid Huppé in Earlton on June 19, 1945 she worked as one of the finest cooks at the Haileybury Hospital.
Then, alongside her husband, they owned a restaurant in Earlton where they raised their son Jacques.
After 12 years of cooking for the public she decided to continue baking and decorating wedding cakes at home, plus having some leisure time.
She was a perfectionist with her hobby, which she loved. Her pastries, meat pies and doughnuts were much in demand, especially at Christmas time.
Mrs. Huppé was a member of various organizations, including the Roman Catholic Church, and helping others was also her joy.
She was mostly devoted to her family. She was the best loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. The children, to her, were very precious — and her to them.
She will be sadly missed, said her family, but most importantly always remembered and loved in everyone’s hearts who knew her for the wonderful, giving person that she was.
Mrs. Huppé is survived by her son Jacques (wife Helen); grandchildren Marc (wife Lise), Julie (husband Stephane) and Steven (wife Angie); great-grandchildren Brooke, Justin, Émilie, Patrick, Hunter and Mathieu; sisters Gilberte, Jeannette, Therese and Cecile; sisters-in-law Gabi and Lucille Huppé; brothers Lucien (wife Jeanne-D’Arc) and Marcel (wife Norma).
She was predeceased by her parents, husband Wilfrid, brothers Fern, Gérard and Maurice; sister Yvette; and brothers-in-law Germain, Julien, Albert, Armand and Donat.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted by Father Gilles Leblanc at Paroisse St. Jean Baptiste in Earlton on Wednesday, September 21 at 11 a.m.
Pallbearers are Marc and Lise Huppé, Steven and Angie Huppé, Stephane and Julie (nee Huppé) Thibault.
Burial is at the Earlton Cemetery.
Relatives and friends from out of town attending the service came from Timmins, New Liskeard, South Porcupine, Kirkland Lake, North Bay, Sudbury, Hanmer, Iroquois Falls, and Sorel, Quebec.
In memory contributions to the CAT Scan Foundation at the Temiskaming Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Paul Clarence Tessier
On September 15, 2005 Paul Clarence Tessier died at Northview Nursing Home in Englehart.
He was born in New Liskeard on December 5, 1943 to Eva Champion and Clarence Tessier.
Mr. Tessier is survived by his siblings Barb Bridges, Clara Keating (Pat), twin sister Pauline Carter (Bill), Judy Savarie (Ron), Brenda Yandeau (Brian), Roger Tessier (Diane), Clyde Tessier (Brenda) and Louie Tessier (Cindy); sisters-in-law Clay O’Neill, Betty Tessier, Joan Baker and Joanne Thomas; and by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Tony O’Neill, Alfred Tessier and Terry Tessier; brother-in-law Bob Bridges.
The funeral service was conducted by Lionel Venne at the Roman Catholic Nativity Parish in Elk Lake on September 19.
Pallbearers were Timmy Tessier, John Savarie, Terry Tessier, Bill Carter Jr., Steven Carter and Philip Carter.
Burial is at the Elk Lake Roman Catholic Cemetery.
In memory contributions were made to the Elk Lake Recreational Multi Purpose fund.
Michael Gene Gillett
After a sudden illness, Michael Gene Gillett died September 11, 2005 in Englehart. Mr. Gillett was born in Oromocto, New Brunswick on January 3, 1972 to William and Gail Gillett. He was educated in Oromocto, Petawawa, Lahr, West Germany and in Meaford, Ontario. Mr. Gillett was a lifetime coin collector who enjoyed his interest and made many friends through his coins. Predeceased by his father William in 2004, he is survived by his mother Gail Gillett (née LaCarte), brothers Ken (wife Jen) and Wade (wife Shelley), and by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service will be conducted Wednesday, September 14 at 11 a.m. by Reverend Blake Carter. Burial is at Brentha Cemetery. In memory contributions to the Brentha Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.
Archie Clifford Leaper
Archie Clifford Leaper of Cobalt died at the age of 78 at the Temiskaming Hospital on September 12, 2005 with his loving family at his side. Mr. Leaper was predeceased by his parents, his brother Victor and sister Joyce Leaper. He is survived by his loving wife Irene; children Ted (and Peggy) Leaper of Cobalt, Don (and Debbie) Leaper of Oshawa, Larry Leaper of Cobalt, Betty Lanois of London, Marilyn (and Ray) St. Denis of Timmins and Randy (and Karen) Leaper of Englehart; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings Dorothy Leaper of Haileybury and Douglas (and Barbara) Leaper of North Bay. Visitation is at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury on Wednesday, September 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home on Thursday, September 15 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Richard White officiating. Memorial contributions to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Grace Mae Walton
Former New Liskeard and Kirkland Lake resident Grace Mae Walton died September 2, 2005 in Oakville. She was 95. Mrs. Walton was born in New Liskeard to Ella and James Peddie. She was predeceased by her husband John Victor Walton, parents Ella and James Peddie, son Victor Walton, sisters Mabel and Ethel and brothers Martin, Albert, Wilbert and Fred. She is survived by her son Terry (spouse Shirley) Walton of Oakville, six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. A private family service was held at the Monette and French Funeral Home in Kirkland Lake. Burial was at the Kirkland Lake Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mrs. Walton to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Sylvina Dorine Perrier Anderson
Sylvina Anderson died on September 2, 2005 in Hamilton after suffering a heart attack. She was born in Notre Dame du Nord, Quebec, on May 16, 1924 to Ernest Remi Perrier and Edith Mae Hewitson. Educated in New Liskeard, she worked as a bookkeeper and served during World War II from August 8, 1944 to September 11, 1945. She married George Ross Anderson in Toronto on June 28, 1945. Mrs. Anderson was predeceased by her husband on May 6, 1988. She is survived by her daughter Judith Hoover of Cobalt, sister Christine Coe of North Cobalt, and sons Daniel Dupuis of Toronto and Robin Dupuis of Alberta. The funeral service will be conducted by Father John Lemire at St. Patrick Church in Cobalt on September 16. Burial is at Holy Cross Cemetery in Haileybury.