Father Germain Paquette
He left this life on July 4, 2005 at the age of 84. He was ordained at Larder Lake by Bishop Louis Rhéaume, on July 21, 1946. This calling of God has led him to help thousands of people during his 59 years of priesthood. He worked as pastor in different parishes in the diocese of Timmins and of Rouyn-Noranda in the towns of Rouyn, Iroquois Falls, Malartic, Haileybury, New Liskeard and Noranda. He left us his deepest thoughts in the publication of four books including his autobiography. He was the youngest son of Clémentine (Lefebvre) and of Gilbert Paquette both predeceased. He is survived by two sisters, Lucienne (Bill predeceased) Biasucci of Sudbury and Yvonne (Fred predeceased) Walker of Ottawa. Many brothers and sisters predeceased him: Polydore, Firmin, Henri, Alice, Rosa (Léo predeceased) O’Malley, Omer (Amanda Gauthier predeceased), Léo (Gilberte Bélanger, Hemet, California), Ida (Dallas predeceased) Burton, Roméo (Ernestine Léonard predeceased), Armand (Émérance Martel and Aurelda Bélanger both predeceased), Jeannette (Oscar predeceased) Levert, Gracia (Leonard predeceased) Green and Lucien. In memory of his ministry in this region, a mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 7h00 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Church of New Liskeard. Everybody is welcome.
PAQUETTE, Germain Florian, Prêtre
Il a quitté cette vie le 4 juillet 2005 à l’âge de 84 ans. Il fut ordonné prêtre à Larder Lake par Mgr. Louis Rhéaume, le 21 juillet 1946. Cet appel de Dieu l’a amené à aider des milliers de personnes au cours de ses 59 ans de prêtrise. Il fut tour à tour vicaire ou curé dans les paroisses des diocèses de Timmins et de Rouyn-Noranda, à Rouyn, Iroquois Falls, Malartic, Haileybury, New Liskeard et Noranda.
Il nous a légué ses pensées les plus chères par la production de quatres recueils y compris son autobiographie. Il était le fils de feue Clémentine (Lefebvre) et de feu Gilbert Paquette. Lui survivent ses deux soeurs, Lucienne (feu Bill) Biasucci de Sudbury et Yvonne (feu Fred) Walker d’Ottawa. Plusieurs frères et soeurs l’ont précédé dans la mort: Polydore, Firmin, Henri, Alice, Rosa (feu Léo) O’Malley, Omer (feue Amanda Gauthier), Léo (Gilberte Bélanger de Hemet Californie), Ida (feu Dallas) Burton, Roméo (feue Ernestine Léonard), Armand (feue Émérance Martel et feue Aurelda Bélanger), Jeannette (feu Oscar) Levert, Gracia (feu Leonard) Green et Lucien. En souvenir de son ministère dans notre région, une messe sera célébrée mercredi le 28 septembre 2005 à 7h00 p.m. en l’église Sacré-Coeur de New Liskeard. Vous êtes les bienvenus,es
Margaret Elizabeth Taylor
After a lengthy illness, Margaret Elizabeth Taylor died on August 31, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Walkerville, Ontario in 1923 to Sylvester G. Vail and Leta M. Vail.
She was educated at Walkerville Collegiate and the Toronto General Hospital School of Nursing. She married Thomas Taylor in Windsor in October, 1946. Mrs. Taylor was a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Timmins and at the New Liskeard and District Hospital. She ran the Railway Garage for several years after the death of her husband in 1978. Mrs. Taylor trained at the Toronto General Hospital School for Nurses and was a registered nurse by profession. During the 1960s and the 1970s she served in all of the executive positions of the New Liskeard Graduate Nurses Association. Good quality health care for the Temiskaming region was a huge priority for her. She served on the Temiskaming Hospital Board and was the chairman of the board at the time that the new hospital was built and officially opened. She also was the secretary of the Temiskaming Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Taylor was also a past president of the Home and School Association at New Liskeard Public School and past president of the local Girl Guide Association. As well, she volunteered her time for the Association for the Mentally Retarded and for local blood donor clinics. Her involvement with St. Paul’s United Church led her to serve on the board of Northdale Manor. She also was president of the Congregation and Official Board of the church, chairman of the Christian Education Committee and active in the Sunday School for 20 years.
Mrs. Taylor was awarded the Ontario Bicentennial Medal in 1984 in recognition of her volunteer work in the community. Predeceased by her husband Thomas and brother J. Gordon Vail of North Carolina, Mrs. Taylor is survived by her daughters Wendy, Margo (Michael Kondrashov) and Lesly (Dan Pearson) and son Grant. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the memorial service conducted at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church by the Reverend Janice Hamalainen.
Cremation has occurred.
Englehart resident Dorothy Louise Peverley died on August 31, 2005 at the Sudbury General Hospital at the age of 75. She was born in London, Ontario, on January 13, 1930 to Claris and Pearl Gould. She moved north in 1935 and married Reginald Taylor Peverley in Englehart on June 16, 1950. Mrs. Peverley was the secretary/office manager at Englehart High School for 25 years. She was a very active member of the community, taking leadership roles in many organizations including the Northern Beacon Rebekah Lodge, Kinette Club of Englehart (Elspeth Rogers Life Member), Scouts Canada (Honourary Member of National Council), Emmanuel United Church, Englehart Community Choir, Joint Venture Theatre Group, Englehart Public Library Board and the Next Stop Englehart Quilters’ Guild (of which she was a co-founder). She was recognized as the Town of Englehart’s Citizen of the Year in 1997. Mrs. Peverley was predeceased by her husband Reginald in 1994 and brother Richard Gould (wife Edythe). She is survived by her children Anne Falvo (husband Fedele) of Sudbury, James Peverley (wife Heather) of Orleans and Susan Peverley of Haileybury; grandchildren Stephen Falvo, Lisa Falvo (fiancé Barry Deane) all of Sudbury, and Andrew, Alison and Ross Peverley of Orleans; and sister Margaret Niziol of Burlington. The funeral was at Emmanuel United Church in Englehart on September 3 with the Reverend Peter Dahlin officiating. Pallbearers were Stephen Falvo, Lisa Falvo, Andrew Peverley, Alison Peverley, Clem Simmons and Sean Bougie. Burial was September 6 at the Englehart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (Multiple Myeloma Research) or Emmanuel United Church General Fund would be gratefully accepted by the family.
After a brief illness, Esther Cragg (nee Oslund) died suddenly at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake on August 23, 2005 at the age of 77. Mrs. Cragg was a resident of Elliot Lake for 48 years and touched many lives. She will be deeply missed by many family members, friends and neighbours.
Mrs. Cragg is survived by her husband Wilfred Robinson of Elliot Lake; children Carolyn Davis (Brian) of Brampton, Tom Cragg (Donna) of Terra Cotta; daughter-in-law Catherine Robinson (Bob) of Mission, British Columbia and son-in-law Wilfred Robinson (Cindy) of Chilliwack, B.C.; grandchildren Devin and Andrew Davis, Colin, Brian and Robbie Robinson and Samantha, MacKenzie and Siobhan Robinson; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Nathaniel and Elin Oslund, sisters Ethel Campbell, Vera Hillcoat and brothers Martin and Walter Oslund.
The funeral was arranged by the Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel with the service on August 26. Reverend Robert Gardner officiated from Holy Trinity United Church. Cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Jean Helen Smart
After having been ill with cancer for two years, Jean Helen Smart died August 27, 2005 at the Englehart and District Hospital. She was born in Chamberlain Township on September 19, 1929 to William and Merrilla Buchanan. Educated in Englehart, she married MacKay Smart in Chamberlain in April 1955.
Mrs. Smart is survived by her husband MacKay Smart, children Ruth (Coates), Marc, Kaye (Kancir) and Wayne; grandchildren Samuel, Julie, Edgar, Troy, Bradly, Joshua, Cody and Brittany; sisters Winona (Spencer), Joyce (May) and Eleanor (Gagnon). She was predeceased by her sister Anne (Caldwell).
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart. Christians gathered to the name of the Lord Jesus at the Englehart Gospel Hall on August 30. Don Nicholson conducted the service.
Pallbearers were Robert Marshall, Mervyn Marshall, Vernon Pratt, Ronald Minnett, Philip Potter and Larry Pratt. Burial is at the Earlton Gospel Hall Cemetery.
Reginald Coe of North Cobalt died at his home on August 18, 2005 at the age of 71. Mr. Coe is survived by his loving wife Christine; sons Reggie Coe and family, John Coe and family; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister Evelyn McNaul; nephew Russell Coe; and niece Lynda Plouffe. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in North Cobalt on Thursday, August 25 at 1 p.m. Father Germain Turcotte will officiate. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury.
Minnie Larocque died peacefully at the Community Nursing Home in Port Perry on August 5, 2005. Born September 2, 1914, she was in her ninety-first year. Mrs. Larocque was predeceased by her husband Victor Larocque and children Jimmy, Larry and Carol, three sisters and four brothers. She is survived by children Shirley (Bruce) Cummings, Joan (Manson) Woods, Ron, Rick (Elaine), Paul (Eva), Deborah (John) Dekkers and son-in-law John Phillips; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; siblings Melbourne, Rita, Mabel and Lillian. The funeral was arranged by the Low and Low Funeral Home in Port Perry where the service was conducted August 7. Interment was held August 8. Officiating was Reverend Michael Bishop.
Doreen Stanger Polson of Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec, died on August 19, 2005 at the age of 64. Mrs. Polson was predeceased by her parents Peter Stanger and Beatrice Potts, her brothers Jimmy and Rene Stanger and her sister Ida Stanger. She is survived by her husband Larry Polson and her loving daughters Velma (Kevin Chief), Debra (Luc Leduc), Amy (Lloyd Thivierge) and Patsy; her two loving sons J.J. and Mark; 10 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter 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 August 22. Donations to the Anishnabe Long Term Care Centre in memory of Mrs. Polson would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
Marie Frances Byczek (Sowinski)
Marie Byczek died at the Kirkland and District Hospital on August 9, 2005. She was a lifelong member of the Polish Society. Mrs. Byczek was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Margaret Sowinski, infant brother Paul and infant sister Ann, sister Agnes Gauthier, brothers Felix and John Sowinski, husbands Joseph Skalecki and Kazimierz “John” Byczek. She is lovingly remembered by her sisters Jean Roslaniec of Mississauga, Theresa Buko of Sault Ste. Marie and sister-in-law Theresa Sowinski of New Liskeard; cherished children Ed (Pat) Skalecki of Kirkland Lake, Syl Skalecki of Sault Ste. Marie, Jan (Al) Bernard of New Liskeard, Stan (Kathryn) Skalecki of Kirkland Lake and Pat (Yvan) Delorme of Timmins and Theresa Krzeszowiec who Mrs. Byczek kept dear to her heart and always considered her as being family; grandchildren Kim (Tim) Sanzoski of London, Steph (Chris) Braido of Sault Ste. Marie, Kevin (Val) Skalecki of Sault Ste. Marie, Elaine (Kevin) Reid of Sault Ste. Marie, Christine (Al) Geere of Penetanguishene, Tara Skalecki of Kitchener, Cassandra Bernard of New Liskeard, Scott Skalecki of Kirkland Lake, Sabrina Skalecki of Kirkland Lake, Natalie Delorme of Timmins, Sarah Delorme of Timmins, Dean (Anne) Hutchinson of Ayr, Ont., Darlene (Gerry) Lafontaine of Kirkland Lake and Darren (Tina) Hutchinson of Marathon as well as 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral was arranged by the Monette and French Funeral Home in Kirkland Lake. A Funeral Mass was celebrated from Holy Name Parish on August 13 with Father Wayne Mills officiating. Burial was in the Kirkland Lake Cemetery. Donations in Mrs. Byczek’s memory may be made to the Kirkland and District Hospital Foundation or the Holy Name Parish.
After a lengthy fight with cancer, Bessie Labine died with her family by her side on June 25, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital. She was born April 2, 1922 to Robert and Jean Hillcoat in Kerns Township and received her education at SS#1A Kerns Public School and New Liskeard High School. In 1942 she married John Labine and they lived in Cochenour, Ontario where Mr. Labine worked up until 1953 when they returned to Kerns Township to take up farming on Lot 2, Concession 2. Mrs. Labine was an active member in the Women’s Institute, UCW, Sr. Citizens Club and the Kerns Central Lioness Club.
Mrs. Labine will be sadly missed by her son Robert and daughter Patricia, son-in-law Steve Cox and grandsons Michael and David Cox and her sister Jean Phillips. She was predeceased by her husband John in 2003 and brother James Hillcoat in 2004. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Reverend Kitty Miller.
After a five month illness, Fernand Perron of Earlton died August 13, 2005 at the Englehart and District Hospital. He was born in Earlton on September 30, 1921 to Télesphore and Régina Perron. Mr. Perron, a member of St-Jean Baptiste Church, married Gabrielle Gagnon in New Liskeard on October 19, 1948. He worked for Ontario Northland Railway and was a very generous, outgoing and kind person who loved everyone. He is survived by his wife Gabrielle Gagnon; children Annette (René Rivard) of Timmins, Lise (Renald Hamelin) of Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec, Jocelyne (Pierre Maltais) of Oakville and Claudette (Gaetan) of Guigues; grandchildren Stephane and Marco Perron and their mother Joanne St-Georges, Claude, Serge and Nancy Rivard, Josie, Martin and Daniel Hamelin, David, Stéphanie and Jean-Francois Barrett and their father Cyrille Barrette, and Julie Maltais; four great-grandchildren; siblings Lucien, Marcel, Rollande, Gilberte, Jeannette, Thérèse and Cécile; brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends. Mr. Perron was predeceased by his sons Jean-Paul and Ronald. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted August 16 at St. Jean Baptiste Church. Father Gilles Leblanc officiated. Pallbearers were Stéphane Perron, Marc Perron, Claude Rivard, Serge Rivard, Martin Hamelin and David Barrett. Burial is at the Earlton Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending the service came from Oakville, Barrie, Welland, Sorel-Tracy, Montreal, Burlington, North Bay, St. Sauveur, Ottawa, Sudbury, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Ville Marie, Notre-Dame-du-Nord and Guigues. In memory contributions to the CAT Scan Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Il est entré dans le Royaume de Dieu et à retrouvé ses fils Jean-Paul et Ronald.
After a lengthy illness, Louise Lajoie of RR#2 New Liskeard died July 25, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital. She was born in New Liskeard on February 4, 1952 to Rosaire Rivard and Jeannine Benoit. Educated in New Liskeard, she married John Lajoie there on July 26, 1975. A mother and homemaker, Mrs. Lajoie was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She is survived by her husband John; children Diane (Martin Levergne) and Denis (Jennifer Levoie and Bailey); mother Jeannine Rivard; siblings Paul (Darlene Bolan), Richard (Solange Julien), Irene (Tom Uttley), Joanne (Allan Aitchison), Gilbert (Jane Tressider) and Martin (Kerry Godden); in-laws Joseph and Lilly Lajoie, Gilbert Codderre, Albert and Paulette Lajoie, Alfred and Jeanne Lajoie, Claude and Bernadette Lajoie, Réjean Lajoie and Joyce Parcher, Jackie Lajoie, Lucien and Gisele Lajoie along with many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lajoie was predeceased by her father Rosaire Rivard, in-laws Omer and Marie Lajoie, Annette Codderre and René Lajoie. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted at Sacred Heart Church by Father Turcotte with Father Lafond assisting. Pallbearers were Richard Rivard, Paul Rivard, Tom Uttley, Allan Aitchison, Gilbert Rivard and Martin Rivard. Burial is at the New Liskeard Catholic Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Ottawa, Timmins, Sudbury, Kapuskasing, Victoriaville, Matheson, Earlton and many other places.
Serge Lauzon died August 7, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 63 years. Born at Granby, Quebec June 13, 1942 to the late Léo Lauzon and Florida Couture, he is survived by his loving wife Pauline Lauzon (née Lafrenière) whom he married October 20, 1962; his children Sylvain Lauzon (and Lucie Archambault) of North Cobalt and Lynne Dubie (and Victor Pressé) of North Bay; grandchildren Jennifer, Jessica, Michael, Stéphanie and Liane; and his siblings Huguette, Paulette, Danielle, Alexis and Vincent. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church in Haileybury on Thursday, August 11 at 11 am., Father Germain Turcotte officiating. Interment of ashes will take place at the Haileybury Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home, Haileybury.
Edward Raymond Mailé
Edward R. Maillé died peacefully at the North Bay General Hospital (Scollard Site) on July 29, 2005 surrounded by the people he loved: his ex-wife and best friend, Francine, his sons, Gabriel, Pascal, Raphaël and Alexis, his daughter, Sophie, his granddaughter, Maylin, his grandson, Tryston, his daughters-in-law, Tanya Peddie and Jennifer Sherman and his son-in-law, Barry Layman. Mr. Maille was born in Dymond Township on November 5, 1948 and grew up on the Maillé Farm in New Liskeard. He married Francine Carrière on November 14, 1970 in Uno Park, Ontario. He is survived by his brothers, Nova and Pete, and his sisters Murielle Bush and Charlotte Oyler, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Alfred Maillé in 1974, his mother Rachelle Tessier in 2000, his brothers Normand and Gilbert in 1949 and two baby brothers named Yvan. He will be sadly missed by the Carrière Family. Mr. Maille worked from 1965 to 1971 for the Midtown Shell owned by his brother Pete; at the Sherman Mine in Temagami from 1972 to 1990; and as a taxi driver, Car #5, for U-Need-a-Cab Company in North Bay, from 1996-2003. He enjoyed fishing, ice fishing and hunting, but his hobby was carpentry. Although at the end of his life he was partially blind, he loved sitting on his porch with his cat, PinBob, watching and talking with people that went by. The funeral arrangements were made by Martyn Funeral Home in North Bay. Cremation has already taken place and at his request there was no service. Donations to Ligue La Leche (a breastfeeding group) 12, rue Quintal, Charlemagne, QC J5Z 1V9, will be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the staff of the CCU, (Dominique, Nancy, Jim, Richard, Herb and Jim Parish) who made it easy for the family. Ed was the proud father of five breastfed babies.
Edward Raymond Maillé
5 novembre 1948 - 29 juillet 2005
Est décédé paisiblement, à l’âge de 56 ans, Monsieur Edward R. Maillé à l’Hôpital Général de North Bay (Pavillon Scollard) accompagné par son ex-épouse et meilleure amie Francine, de ses fils Gabriel, Pascal, Raphaël et Alexis, de sa fille Sophie, de sa petite-fille Maylin, de son petit-fils Tryston, de ses brus Tanya Peddie et Jennifer Sherman, et de son gendre Barry Layman. Ed est né à Dymond et a grandi à New Liskeard, Ontario, le 14 novembre 1970, il épousait Francine Carrière à Uno Park, Ontario. Il laisse dans le deuil ses frères Nova et Pete, ses soeurs Murielle Bush et Charlotte Oyler, ainsi que plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, neveux et nièces. L’ont précédé outre-tombe son père Alfred Maillé, le 11 mai 1974, sa mère Rachelle Tessier, le 1er mai 2000, ses frères Normand et Gilbert, le 2 septembre 1949 et deux autres frères prénommés Yvan. Ed ne sera pas oublié par la famille Carrière. Ed a travaillé de 1965 à 1972 au Midtown Shell, à New Liskeard, Ontario; à la mine Sherman à Temagami de 1972 à 1990; Pour U-Need-a-Cab de 1996 à 2003 à North Bay, Ontario. Ed était un passionné de chasse et pêche et aimait travailler le bois dans son temps libre. Presque aveugle à la fin de ses jours, il profitait du beau temps pour s’assoir sur le perron de sa demeure, en compagnie de sa chatte Pin Bob qui ronronnait sur ses genoux, et pour causer avec les passants. Le salon Martyn s’est occupé de la dépouille. Selon les voeux du défunt, son corps a été incinéré et il n’aura pas de service. Une donation à Ligue La Leche (un groupe pour l’allaitement maternel) au 12, rue Quintal, Charlemagne, Québec, serait très appréciée. Un merci spécial au personnel du CCU, (Dominique, Nancy, Jim, Richard, Herb, et Jim Parish). “Ed a été l’heureux père de cinq bébés allaités.”