After a courageous battle with lung disease, Paul Perron of New Liskeard died December 1, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Mr. Perron was born in Nédelec, Québec, on November 16, 1936 to Octave Perron and Irène Proulx.
Educated in Nédelec, he married Adrienne Boucher there in 1963.
In 1988 he moved from Cochrane to North Cobalt and in May of 1995 moved to New Liskeard. A retired businessman who was formerly a motel and restaurant owner, he loved travelling and boating. He was also a member of Sacré Coeur Church in New Liskeard.
Mr. Perron is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Adrienne; sisters Berthe, Rita, Jeanine, Lucette, Patricia, Pierrette, Lise and Céline; brothers Martial, Bernard and Michel; many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, brothers Roger and Daniel and sister Hermance.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Home with the service conducted at Sacré Coeur Church in New Liskeard by Father Richard Ngoy.
Cremation has taken place in Rouyn Noranda.
Relatives and friends from out of town attending the service came from Montreal, Sudbury, Cochrane and Rouyn Noranda.
Memorial donations to the lung disease foundation would be appreciated by the family.
After an illness, Daniel Hunt of St. Catharines, age 62, died November 30, 2005.
Born and raised in Haileybury, he had lived in St. Catharines since 1963.
Mr. Hunt is survived by his wife Cecile Hunt (Croteau) and his sister Doreen Hunt of Rhinebeck, New York.
He was predeceased by his parents Michael and Irene Hunt of Haileybury.
A private service has taken place.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
John Melnick died November 28, 2005 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.
He was born in Montreal 88 years ago and lived in Cobalt and New Liskeard and worked as a silver miner.
Mr. Melnick was predeceased by his wife Agnes (McNaul) in 1998 and by his son Harry in 1988.
He is survived by his son John (wife Lynda) of Kent Bridge and grandson Derek of Chatham. Mr. Melnick was the last surviving member of his family.
Cremation has taken place with burial of the urn to be held at the Silverland Cemetery in Cobalt.
Memorial donations to the Chatham-Kent Humane Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be offered through the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim, P.O. Box 2008 Blenheim, Ontario, N0P 1A0.
Cecilia Sorenson died at the age of 80 at the Englehart and District Hospital on November 27, 2005.
A resident of the Northview Nursing Home in Englehart, Mrs. Sorenson had been a long-time resident of Haileybury.
She was born September 5, 1925 in Sharpe Township to Napoleon Lalonde and Margaret Lauzon.
Mrs. Sorenson was predeceased by her first husband Clayton Shoup and by her parents.
She is survived by her loving husband George Sorenson of Haileybury; children Linda (and Mike) Erskine of Little Current, Frank (and Evelyn) Shoup of Hamilton, Peter (and Karen) Shoup of Winnipeg, Packard Shoup of British Columbia and Angela Shoup; step-children Peter Sorenson of Coleman Township, Margaret (and David) Millar of Kapuskasing, Beverly (and Bill) Clark of Port Elgin, Randy Sorenson of Toronto and Gary (and Fran) Sorenson of Stouffville; sister Alice Laronde of Kirkland Lake; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by the Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury where the service was held on December 3. Reverend Wally Wood officiated.
Spring interment will take place at Silverland Cemetery in Cobalt.
Memorial contributions to the Temiskaming Hospital CAT Scan Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Dennis Wilfred Pannell died suddenly at the Niagara Health System General Site in St. Catharines on November 23, 2005. He was in his sixtieth year.
Mr. Pannell is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan; children Steve of Scarborough, Wayne (wife Chantal) of Ajax and Dennis Paul at home; siblings Walter, Roy, James, Russell, Polly, Diane and Lola; grandchildren Justin and Olivia.
He was predeceased by his brother Jack and sister Alice.
The funeral was arranged by the Butler Funeral Home in St. Catharines where the service was conducted November 26.
Memorial donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Donald Cameron MacGregor
Donald MacGregor died at the Northdale Manor in New Liskeard on November 17, 2005 at the age of 89.
Mr. MacGregor was born at Elderslie Township on October 17, 1916 to the Alexander MacGregor and Jean Tulloch.
A longtime resident of Haileybury, Mr. MacGregor had worked at the former Haileybury Jail and earlier as a funeral director for Thorpe and Tulloch Funeral Home in Haileybury. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge # 462 in Haileybury.
Mr. MacGregor was predeceased by his parents and by his wife Pearl in 1982.
He is survived by his sister Frances Ramage, nephews Robin (and his wife Lynda) Ramage, Jason (and his wife Bette) Ramage, Scott (and his wife Beverly) Ramage and Morgan (and his wife Deb) Ramage.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury where the service was conducted November 19 by Pastor Fred Knutson.
Interment followed at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Haileybury.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Norman (Eddie) Fillion
Norman (Eddie) Fillion died suddenly at his home on November 24, 2005 at the age of 70.
He was born in Elk Lake January 29, 1935 to the James Melville Fillion and Gilberte Gagné.
A resident of Coleman Township, Mr. Fillion had worked as a miner in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Predeceased by his parents and siblings Linden and Steve, Mr. Fillion is survived by his children Gary, Lorraine, Norman, Valerie and Darren; and by his siblings John, Ron, George, Gordon, Jim and Heidi.
The Fillion family will welcome friends at the Buffam Leveille Funeral Home, Thursday, December 1 beginning at 9 a.m. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Father John Lemire officiating.
Spring interment will take place at the Haileybury Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Annie L. Gagne
Annie L. Gagne of New Liskeard died suddenly on November 7, 2005.
She was born July 3, 1922 in the New Liskeard area to Rachael and Bill Watt and in 1942 she married Marcel Gagne.
Mrs. Gagne was a member of the Haileybury Friendship Club and various groups. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, bingo, cards and family.
Mrs. Gagne was predeceased by her parents, her husband Marcel in 1979, brothers Orville Tretheway, Carl Watt, Colin Watt and son-in-law Garry Sopchyshyn.
She is survived by her son Edward (Laura), daughters Annette, Madeleine (Eldon Ziebarth), Marlene (George Belandis) and Lorraine (Randy Sopchyshyn) and brother Clifford Tretheway.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Kitty Miller.
Pallbearers were grandsons Tony Grandmont, Mike Grandmont, Bill Gagne, Bob Belandis, Mihali Belandis, Chuck Sopchyshyn and Andy Sopchyshyn.
Burial is in New Liskeard