Bonnie MacArthur (Robinson) died at her home in Arlington, Virginia, Washington, D.C. on November 25, 2005 at the age of 45, with cancer.
Mrs. MacArthur is survived by her husband Sidney MacArthur and daughters Heather, 18, and Erica, 15; parents Robert and Nora Robinson of Thornloe; brothers Martin of Ingram Township and Robert Jr. of Thornloe; sisters Winnifred Goddard (Robert Goddard) of Kerns Township and Constance Hastings (Michael Hastings) of North Cobalt; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in Texas.
A memorial service will be held at the Thornloe Crossroads Baptist Church at a later date.
Mrs. MacArthur was employed at The Temiskaming Speaker for a couple of years. Later she moved to Sudbury where she resided with the late Reverend J.R. Boyd until she moved to Toronto to go to the Toronto Baptist Seminary College.
She was a dear roommate of Nancy Packham (Schlievert) of Englehart for one year.
Mrs. MacArthur was also very encouraging for many friends and was involved with many activities. She was very reliable when someone needed a helping hand. She also home taught her two children.
Mrs. MacArthur will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends of the family.
Ellen Proctor died December 12, 2005 at the Northview Nursing Home in Englehart. She had been in declining health for over a year.
Mrs. Proctor was born in Kirkland Lake on October 4, 1922 to John and Clare Chegwidden.
Educated in Kirkland Lake, she married Thomas Clifford there on May 16, 1945.
A homemaker, Mrs. Proctor moved to Englehart in 1993 and then in 2003 to Northview Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Women’s Institute in Englehart and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband Clifford on December 13, 1992, and by her grandson Trevor, Mrs. Proctor is survived by her daughters Mary (Bill) Manning and Nancy (Ken) Jefkins; sons Russell (Lorraine), Dennis (Evelyn) and Brian (Kim).
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service conducted by Reverend Blake Carter from Englehart.
Pallbearers were Richard and John Wilson, Jeff and Kirk Proctor, John and Nick Loach.
Burial is at Rosegrove Cemetery in Kenabeek.
Relatives and friends from out of town attending the service came from Kirkland Lake, Timmins, Charlton, Thornloe, Englehart, Elk Lake, Gravenhurst, Owen Sound and Oregon.
New Liskeard resident Rick Craik died suddenly at his home on December 11, 2005.
He was born in Pembroke on March 1, 1952 to John and Jean Craik.
He moved to this area in 1966 from the Ottawa Valley. Educated at Timiskaming District Secondary School and Northern College, he worked as a computer technologist.
A mentor to many, Mr. Craik’s passions were A.I. (artificial intelligence) and classical music.
He was predeceased by his father Jack Craik, brother David and niece T.J. MacKenzie.
He is survived by his mother Jean; partner Leana O’Reilly; Carol (Craik) and Larry Elliott, Tracey and Scott Row, Angus, Adam and Calvin; Shelley (Craik) and Peter McNaughton, Jennifer Needham, Christopher Needham, Cole McNaughton and Danny McNaughton; Jean and Shayne Craik; Laurie (Craik) and Brock Crowley, Gillian, Brodie and Alex; John, Brenda and Kendra; Danny and Kathy (Adams), Tracy (Craik) and Greg Haycox, Adrian and Ella; Tristan O’Reilly; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the memorial mass conducted at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church by Father John Lemire.
Cremation has taken place.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Toronto and Perth.
Alan Blakely Carleton died at the Temiskaming Hospital on November 28, 2005.
He was born to Cecil and Kathleen Carleton on May 22, 1932 in Hilliard Township, where he resided for most of his life.
He attended New Liskeard High School and later trained as a security guard and also as a heavy equipment operator.
Although he was employed in various occupations, he farmed most of his life.
Mr. Carleton married Ena Scott in Uno Park in 1958. Their daughter, Patty, lives in Ottawa, where she is a math teacher. Son Brian resides in Thornloe. He is also survived by grandsons Jake and Ryan; brothers Jim (Madeline) in McArthur Mills, Ken (Joan) in Englehart and Les (Lillian) in Hilliard Township; sisters Mary (Ron) Wark in Hilliard Township, Pat (Morris Ryan) Robertson in Englehart, and Lynn in Toronto.
He was predeceased by brother Lorne and sister Ruby West.
Funeral arrangements were made by Perrin Funeral Chapel with a service conducted by Peter Kerr at the Bethel Gospel Chapel.
Eulogy was given by Royce Bilusack of North Bay, longtime friend of the family. Other friends and family added remembrances of Mr. Carleton’s life. Music was provided by Linda Korte and Avis Weber.
Pallbearers were nephews Ron Carleton and Dan Wark, brothers-in-law Jim and Bill Scott and friends Chad Koch and Ernest Villneff.
Burial will take place at Hanbury Cemetery in the spring.
Relatives and friends attended from Ottawa, Toronto, Guelph, North Bay, Tri-Towns, Earlton, Englehart, Hilliardton and surrounding areas.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of George Jules Jean Jacques Joseph Wilfrid Morissette December 16, 2005 at the age of 77 following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Mr. Morissette was born in Haileybury on March 26, 1928 to Margaret and Napoleon Morissette. George was raised in Haileybury. He then attended Loyola College in Montreal. After serving for a time in the navy, he attended University of Western’s Assumption College in Windsor, where he met and married his wife Elaine Anne Margerm, on January 27, 1951.
Mr. Morissette spent 30 years servicing the mining industry. His impact on the local economy and job creation was significant. In 1951, after graduating from university, he returned to Northern Ontario, where he worked for several years for Morissette Diamond Drilling, gaining insight into the manufacturing needs of the mining industry. In 1955, he established Morissette Manufacturing and Sales Ltd. in Haileybury, and in 1970, he established Temiskaming Industrial Mining Equipment (TIME), where he was president and general manager until he retired in 1986. He also acquired the CS Castings Foundry in Orillia in 1972.
A strong believer in giving back to one’s community, Mr. Morissette spent many years as a community leader. He served as a Haileybury town councillor from 1976-1980, during which time he helped to bring the Temiskaming Lodge to the town, and to build the town’s pool and beach area. A founding board member of the Tri-Town Foundation, Mr. Morissette also served as the secretary treasurer for the Holy Cross Cemetery Board for 25 years. He also spent many years serving on the Haileybury Catholic School Board, the Hospital Board, the Library Board and the Kirkland Lake School of Nursing Board. During the year of the Haileybury Centennial, the town of Haileybury recognized George with an award for his many years of volunteer contributions to the community.
George played an active role in many of the area’s service and recreational organizations. He was the founding president of the Temiskaming Richelieu Club, and former vice-president of the Haileybury Rotary Club. He served as president of the Haileybury Golf Club and the Haileybury Curling Club, and was a past president of the Northern Ontario Golfing Association. He was also one of the founders of the Tri-Town Ski Village and helped to establish the Haileybury 54’s hockey team. George was actively involved with the Knights of Columbus, being a 4th degree Knight.
An avid outdoorsman, George loved boating, golfing, skiing, curling, fishing, hunting and camping. He enjoyed new experiences and had traveled extensively across his beloved Canada, as well as internationally.
Following his retirement in 1986, George and his wife Elaine spent six months a year living in Naples Florida, and the remaining six months at their lakeshore home “Cedar Gables” in Lorraine Township.
After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1993, George was an inspiration to his family and friends, bearing his illness with great dignity and courage. A long time advocate of helping others, he established the South Temiskaming Parkinson’s Exercise Group, a twice weekly exercise group for people with disabilities. He and his family have been long time participants in the annual Superwalk for Parkinson’s, which raises funds for Parkinson’s research. George also played an active role in the Southwest Florida Parkinson’s Society, where he was recognized with an award for outstanding leadership and service.
A strong family man, George always said his greatest joy and biggest accomplishment was raising his six children. He will be greatly missed for his ability to draw out the best in people.
George is survived by his wife of 54 years Elaine, his daughters Michelle (husband Tom Little), Margie (husband Dave Stasiuk), his sons Paul (wife Sharon), Peter (wife Nancy), John (wife Kim), Tom (wife Brenda), 14 grandchildren (Jason, Mark, Kevin, Michael, Simon, Christie, Christopher, Kira, Jillian, Katy, James, Nicole, Patrick and Jessica) and two great-grandchildren (Zachary and Alyssa), and sisters Irene and Irma and their families.
Visitation was held at the Buffam Leveille Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services for George were held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Haileybury, December 20, 2005 at 11 a.m. Father Firmin Lafond officiated.
Spring interment will take place at the Haileybury Catholic Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Mr. Morissette can be made to the Tri-Town Foundation — George Morissette Parkinson’s Fund.
Dorothy Helen Newton
Dorothy Newton died December 8, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born November 5, 1922 to Annie (Jarvis) and Hugh Cook.
She lived in Kerns Township (McCool) since birth and in July, 1940 she married Frances John Newton.
Mrs. Newton was predeceased by her youngest daughter, Shirley, in May of 1961; her husband Frank in April, 1974; her brothers Don, Robbie, Edgar and Andrew Cook; sisters Annie (Ed Wadge) and Ruth (Ted Drinkill).
She is survived by her children Ann (Doug Miller), George (Gail), Audrey (Fraser Jibb), daughter-in-law Grace Newton (Don) and her youngest sister Alice (Cook) Cameron who lives in British Columbia; grandchildren Marie (Peter) Tuinema, Richard Miller (Jessica), Jo-anne (Martin) Peters, Dennis Jibb (Kerry), Darren (Kim) Jibb, Nancy (Andy) Newton and Gwen (Kevin) Schuurman; great-grandchildren Kyle, John, Brian and Mark Tuinema, Evan and Justin Miller, Katie and Gerald Peters, Chelsea and Shawn Jibb, Tanner, Brianna, Taylor and Chelsea Schuurman; and great-great-grandson Gavin Tuinema; and many caring nieces, nephews, special friends and neighbours.
In accordance with Mrs. Newton’s wishes, a private service was held December 10.
Interment will be at the New Liskeard Cemetery.