Doris Margaret Walton
After a lengthy illness, Doris Margaret Walton died at the Englehart and District Hospital on July 30, 2005. She was born in Hanbury on October 19, 1919 to George and Violet Peebles and married Sydney Walton in Charlton on May 3, 1943. Mrs. Walton, a member of St. Paul’s United Church in Charlton, is survived by her husband Sydney; children Sydney (and June) of Englehart, Kenneth (and May) of Maberly, Rosemary of Barrie and Thomas (and Donna) of Morrisburg; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Murray Peebles and sister Ella Wates. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted August 3 at 11 a.m. by Reverend Peter Dahlin. Burial is at the Brentha Cemetery. In memory contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
On July 2, 2005 Claire Langlois died at the age of 85 at the Temiskaming Lodge in Haileybury.
She was born August 19, 1919 in North Cobalt to Joseph Fleury and Justine Guilbeault.
Mrs. Langlois resided in North Cobalt and had just recently moved to Temiskaming Lodge.
She was an avid bowler and enjoyed spending time working in her flower garden.
Mrs. Langlois was predeceased by her parents, six brothers, three sisters and her husband Fred Langlois whom she married December 29, 1973.
She is survived by her loving sister Florence Sauvé of North Cobalt and by many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held July 5 at Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. Father Firmin Lafond officiated.
Contributions to the CAT Scan Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Joan Alexine Donovan
Joan Donovan of Englehart died suddenly on July 22, 2005 at her home. She was born in Stratford on May 17, 1935 to Ralph and Katherine Ellison (nee McKenzie) and was educated in Stratford and London. She took bookkeeping training at Fanshawe College in London and met her husband Paul G. Donovan through her best friend. They married in Clinton, Ontario, on April 7, 1956 and had one daughter, then moved to Halifax for four years. Mrs. Donovan spent eight years in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, before being transferred to North Bay. Mrs. Donovan was a bookkeeper/receptionist at Stanley Cerisano Real Estate and Peter G. Lush Real Estate in North Bay from 1972-85. In 1985 Mr. and Mrs. Donovan moved to the area from North Bay to be closer to their only child, Kathy Williams and her family. Mrs. Donovan then worked at the Olde Towne Inn in Englehart. Upon her husband’s retirement they moved to Charlton. They lived in Tomstown prior to moving into the housing complex on Tenth Avenue in Englehart seven years ago. Mrs. Donovan was predeceased by her husband Paul on February 25, 2004, father Ralph Ellison on October 15, 1982 and mother Katherine Ellison on June 16, 1985. She is survived by her daughter Kathy (husband Vincent); grandsons Bradley (Julie) Williams of Cobalt, Leslie (Heather) Williams of Neustadt, Ontario, and James (friend Selena Thompson) Williams of Englehart; mother-in-law Ruth Donovan of Pictou, Nova Scotia; sister-in-law Jean Slaunwhite (husband Keith) of Halifax; and great-grandchildren Austin, Katelyn and Sara Williams of Cobalt. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted July 25 by Reverend Peter Dahlin. Pallbearers were son-in-law Vincent Williams, grandsons Bradley, Leslie and James Williams, great-grandson Austin and great-granddaughter Katelyn Williams. Burial is at Brentha Cemetery in Dack Township. In memory contributions were made to the Salvation Army, Sick Children’s Hospital, the Toronto Humane Society and the Canadian Cancer Society.
On July 19, 2005 Agnes Day died peacefully in St. Catharines with her family by her side. She was born in Cobalt on January 29, 1916 and was a long-time resident of Haileybury. Mrs. Day was predeceased by her husband Douglas (1989), her parents Nicholas Yanta (1961) and Mary Coulis (1973), and brothers Daniel Yanta (1983) and William Yanta (1926). She is survived by brothers Cecil Yanta (wife Theresa) of Cobourg and Hubert (wife Amy) of Sudbury; daughter Patricia Dingle (husband John) of St. Catharines; sons Bob (wife Wendy) of Comox, British Columbia, Bruce of Toronto, and Gordon (wife Yvonne) of Port Perry, Ontario; grandchildren James, Lisa, and Emily Day, Stephen Dingle and Kimberly Panici (husband John); great-grandson Liam Panici and beloved cousin Stella Killoran of Toronto. Her family expressed their gratitude for the wonderful care she received from the staff at Ina Grafton Nursing Home, St. Catharines General Hospital, and her oncologist Dr. M. Samosh.
Brian George Hiltz of Brussels, Ontario died at his home on July 22, 2005. He was in his seventieth year. Mr. Hiltz is survived by his beloved companion Joyce Ruland of Point Clark; children Randy and Cheryl Hiltz of Listowel, Danny and Diane Hiltz of Gorrie, David and Joan Hiltz of Shining Tree, Gerry Hiltz of Tiverton, Tim and Beverly Hiltz of Atwood; grandchildren Aaron, Jamie, Jared, Jeremy, Jason, Kris and Shannon, Mitchell and Matthew; great-grandchild Mason; wife Marie Hiltz of Listowel; and stepmother Lillian Hiltz of Stayner. The funeral was held July 26 at the Robert Trench Funeral Home in Listowel. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.roberttrenchfuneralhome.com
Brian Eugene Holdsworth
Brian Eugene Holdsworth died at the Temiskaming Hospital on July 20, 2005 at the age of 45. Mr. Holdsworth was an avid out-of-doors person and conservationist. His favourite place was the lower Montreal River area at the Hound Chutes Generating Station where his first fish was caught as a small boy. He will be missed. Mr. Holdsworth is survived by his parents Ron and Nancy, sister Lynn and best friend Chelsea. Donations to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Welley Renaud of Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec, died July 12, 2005 at the age of 55. Mr. Renaud was predeceased by his wife Jane Batisse. He is survived by his loving daughters Brenda Batisse (Denis Presseault) and Evangeline, granddaughters Isabella and Emily 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 July 15.
Annie Mary Proud
Annie Mary Proud died peacefully at her home on July 17, 2005 at the age of 100. Mrs. Proud was predeceased by her husband Thomas J. Proud, sister Jean, brothers Alexander and Jesse and son in law Ray Jehu. She is survived by her children Gordon (Gladys), Evelyn (Jim Tremelling), Annie and Kathleen (John Verdone); grandchildren John Tremelling, Jean Theberge, Jennifer Jackson, Carolyn Lukas, Michael Verdone, Elizabeth Verdone, Samuel Verdone and Alexandra Verdone; great-grandchildren John Thomas, Tricia, Jeffrey, Jason, Daniel, Paul, Eric and Sarah; and great-great-grandchildren Sarah and Emily. The funeral was conducted July 23 at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home in Guelph. A private family interment will take place at Cloudslee Cemetery. Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be paid online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com
On July 18, 2005 Eric Beauchamp died at the North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site. He was in his twentieth year. Mr. Beauchamp was the dearly loved son of Tracy and Raymond Beauchamp Sr., dear stepson of Tom Millette and loved brother of Ray Jr. of North Bay, Robert Beauchamp of South Porcupine, Kendra Lacarte of Haileybury and Jason Millette of Vancouver. He will be lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Visitation is at the McGuinty Funeral Home in North Bay on Wednesday, July 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus Church on Thursday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Pencer Brain Tumor Centre (Princess Margaret Hospital) would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
Patsy Leonard (nee Morin) died suddenly at her home in Cobalt on July 9, 2005 at the age of 55. Mrs. Leonard was born on May 6, 1950 in Haileybury to Lionel (Con) Morin and Phyllis Evans. She was educated at Cobalt and worked at Temiskaming Lodge in Haileybury for 21 years. More recently she was the owner of Gramma’s Chipper in North Cobalt. On May 27, 1967 she married her loving husband Armand Leonard. Mrs. Leonard was predeceased by her parents and sister Brenda Plaunt-Brunet. She is survived by her loving husband Armand Leonard; son Aaron Leonard (and Jean Belanger) and daughter Rhonda (and Vic) Legault; grandchildren Chelsea Leonard, Bradly and Trevor Legault; siblings Denis Morin, Jack Morin and Gary Morin. The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home with the service held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Haileybury on July 12. Reverend Ken Amer officiated. Pallbearers were Aaron Leonard, Victor Legault, Jack Morin, Gary Morin, Derek Morin and Andy Brunet. There was also an Honour Guard which consisted of approximately 30 members of the nursing staff at Temiskaming Lodge. Relatives and friends attended from Barrie to British Columbia — all across Canada. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Northview Nursing Home resident Ruth Bowering died on July 15, 2005. She was born to Francis Cockwill and Christina Steele at Meldrum Bay, Manitoulin Island, on October 22, 1921. In 1988, after retiring from Eaton’s, she moved to New Liskeard from Toronto and in May 2005 moved to Northview. Predeceased by her husband in 1956, she is survived by her children Gail (husband Ron Morris) of Scarborough, Michael of Scarborough, Susan (husband Chris Kirr) of Tillsonburg, David (and Gwen) Bowering of New Liskeard, Joanne (husband Declan Griffin) of Toronto; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law Orland Wismer of Silverwater, Ontario, Vera Hand of Winnipeg, Dorothy and John Keane of Victoria and Harry Bowering of Edmonton. She was predeceased by her parents, siblings and one grandchild. Cremation has taken place and at her request there was no service. Interment in Meldrum Bay will take place at a later date.
David John Mason
After a three year battle with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), David John Mason of Harris Township died July 12, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital. He was born to William and Mabel Mason at his aunt and uncle’s home on Rebecca Street in New Liskeard on April 8, 1946. Educated at Ball’s School in Harris Township and New Liskeard High School, he worked in installations and repair with Northern Telephone in Timmins and New Liskeard for over 30 years. In 1981 he received an OPP Commendation for saving someone’s life. Mr. Mason is survived by his mother Mabel; daughter Shannon; son Manse; sisters Claire White (Mel McNaughton) and Pat Maille; brother Donald (Betty); and Tisha who cared for him like a daughter. He was predeceased by his father William “Bill” Mason. The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with Kent Fielder officiating, the eulogy was delivered by Jim Goddard. Cremation has occurred. Donations to the ALS Society - Ontario Division or Temiskaming Hospital Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family.
Bertha Gizelle King
Bertha Gizelle King died at the Temiskaming Hospital on June 29, 2005 at the age of 70. She was born in Lorraine Valley on July 25, 1934 to Hermenegilde Joseph Gagnon and Blanch Rose (Bilodeau) Gagnon. She lived most of her life in Matachewan. On September 17, 1952 she married Mervyn Glen King. They became life long partners for the next 52 years, working hard independently and collectively to provide for themselves and their three children. The most memorable years for Mrs. King as well as many people she encountered was during the time she and her husband owned and operated High Falls Camp on the Montreal River north of Matachewan. During that time she developed and maintained enduring friendships with many of those people which continued right up to her death. She brought fun and humour wherever she went and endeared herself to all those she encountered. Her children will sadly miss her as she was their best friend. Mrs. King is survived by her husband and best friend, Mervyn; children Kim Chartrand (Guy) of Val Caron, Curtis (Sonia) King of Fort McMurray, Alberta and Cindy (Wayne) Carl of New Liskeard; grandchildren Jeffrey Rowan (Mary) Gregory Carl (Bridgette), Glen Carl (Colleen), Laura Carl (Blayne), Denver Carl (Amanda), Skyler and Cayla King; great-grandchildren Cassidy and Kennedy Carl; siblings George Gagnon of Elliott Lake, Lucille Eno of Matachewan, Annette(Guy) Dube of Matachewan, Beatrice (Maurice) Roy of Matachewan and Ernest (Janice) Gagnon of Sault Ste. Marie, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mrs. King was predeceased by her father in 1992, mother in 1997 and an infant brother in 1935. In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. King was cremated through McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with no service.
On July 13, 2005 Marissa Bailey of Charlton died suddenly at the Englehart and District Hospital. She was born in Timmins on October 17, 1990 to Basil and Brenda Bailey. She was a wonderful, beautiful child who touched the life of every person who knew her. Miss Bailey is survived by her sisters Sara and Shannon; brother Christopher Despres (Pam); nephews Colton and Riley; grandmothers Mildred Widdifield and Joyce Bailey; and by many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandfathers David Bailey and Clarence Widdifield. The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted July 15. Pallbearers were cousins Kevin Passenier, Paul Bott, Lisa Milks and godfather Dave Livingston. Burial is in Charlton. Many friends and relatives attended the service. In memory contributions were made to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Yvette St-Cyr Robert
On July 2, 2005 Yvette St-Cyr Robert died at the Temiskaming Hospital due to heart complications.
She was born in Haileybury on November 30, 1947 and was married to Jean-Guy Robert.
Mrs. Robert is survived by her husband Jean-Guy; son Daniel Robert (spouse Sonia Paquin), son Stéphane Robert (spouse Julie Robert); grandchildren Amanda, Gabrielle, Jacob and Samuel; and brothers Leo, Lucien and Laurent St-Cyr.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Father Firmin Lafond at Église Sacré Coeur in New Liskeard.
The family thanked all the family members and friends who came from near and far to offer their prayers and support.