Irene Alida Lebedick
On November 15, 2005 Irene Alida Lebedick died at the Northview Nursing Home in Englehart.
She was born in Lancaster on March 11, 1923 to Harold and Georgina Boyd. In 1946 she married Stanley Lebedick.
Mrs. Lebedick was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting and decorating.
She and her husband lived in Smooth Rock Falls for 27 years where they raised their children. They spent nine years in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Mrs. Lebedick lived in Englehart for 21 years after moving there to be near family after her husband’s death.
Mrs. Lebedick is survived by her brother George Boyd of Brockville; sister Rachel (Hal) Dinberg of Vero Beach, Florida; daughters Susan (Fred) MacDuff of Englehart and Rachel (Bob Dagget) of Kapuskasing; son Paul (Yvette) of Prince Rupert, B.C.; grandchildren Tania, Cheryl, Ross, Natasha, Adam, Tate, Candice and Holly; and great-grandchildren Emalee, Jagger, Madeline, Tatiana and Tyson.
She was predeceased by her husband Stanley and brothers Albert and Harold Jr.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the memorial service conducted November 19 at Emmanuel United Church. Reverend Peter Dahlin officiated.
Cremation has taken place.
In memory contributions were made to the Northview Nursing Home and the River Road Tuck Shop.
On November 13, 2005 Leo Pinette of Cobalt died at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Mr. Pinette was born in Paquetville, New Brunswick, to Willie Pinette and Agathe Landry on September 29, 1922.
Educated in Paquetville, he served in the army during World War II from 1939-44. He married Josephine Haché in Paquetville on July 8, 1947 and they moved to Cobalt in 1947 where he worked in mining and in the foundry.
Mr. Pinette was predeceased by his father and mother, brother Adelbert, sister Florence and daughter Gisèle.
He is survived by his wife Josée, son Mike, daughter-in-law Laurie, grandchildren Monique and Chantal, daughter Linda, son-in-law Jean Charles, grandchildren Daniel and Nathalie, brothers and sisters, lots of nephews and nieces.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted November 17 by Father Germain Turcotte.
Burial is at St. Thérèse Cemetery in Cobalt.
In memory contributions were made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Ruth Hewitt of Haileybury died November 18, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born on September 5, 1928 in New Liskeard to Harry and Lena Buckland.
Educated in Cobalt, she moved back to the Tri-Towns in 1962 from Elk Lake and married Barry Hewitt in 1969 at the United Church in Haileybury.
Mrs. Hewitt was predeceased by her son Chris Jobson, four brothers, three sisters and her parents.
She is survived by her husband Barry, one sister, one brother, two stepsons, two stepdaughters, a stepdaughter-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral arrangements were made by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury and cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the spring.
Burial is at the Harley Cemetery.
In memory contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Aileen Walker of New Liskeard died November 13, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in Parry Sound on June 21, 1911 to Mary and Richard Morgan and married Reginald M. Walker in Timmins on October 15, 1930.
Educated in New Liskeard, she moved from Timmins back to New Liskeard in 1946 and was a homemaker and seamstress. She had a love of family, nature and the outdoors.
Mrs. Walker is survived by her sons Ronald (Euniece) of New Liskeard and Cliff (Val) of Huntsville; daughter Sue Dupuy (Roger) of Caledon East; grandchildren Wendy, Jenny, Doug and Deb; great-grandchildren Nathan, Mary and Marc.
She was predeceased by her husband on October 23, 1973 in New Liskeard, daughter Jeanette and grandson Bryan.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel.
Cremation has occurred with interment to take place in the spring.
After a lengthy illness, Myra Carey of Englehart died at the Englehart and District Hospital on November 18, 2005.
She was born in Beacon Hill, England on June 24, 1927 to Edward Charles Gray and Winnifred Richardson Gray. She married Arden Carey in England in 1944.
Mrs. Carey is lovingly remembered by her children Lynda (Kevin) Greer of North Bay, Patrick (Patricia) of Englehart and Wendy (Rick) Fortier of Englehart; sister Pamela Gray (Frank) of England; grandchildren Susan (Steve), Tammy (Mike), Veronica (Aric), David (Jeannette), Dustin, Megan (Mark) and Nathan (Amanda); and great-grandchildren Kristyn and Brandon.
She was predeceased by her husband Arden, son Michael, her parents and her sister Carol.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart. Cremation has taken place.
In memory contributions to the Englehart and District Hospital or the Well Women’s Clinic would be appreciated by the family.
Jim de Wit
Jim de Wit died suddenly at his home in Englehart on November 19, 2005. He was in his fifty-third year.
Mr. de Wit is survived by his wife Debbie, children James, Charles, John and Cora-Lee, parents John and Trudy de Wit, brothers Jack, Joe and John, sisters Yvonne and Ruth and is fondly remembered by many.
The funeral service is at Memorial Chapel Brooklin in Whitby on Thursday, November 24 at 2 p.m.
Interment is at Groveside Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
After a lengthy illness, Roy Mackewn of Harley Township died November 15, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
He was born in Harley on April 12, 1923 to Charles and Mary Ann Mackewn. He was educated at SS#4 in Harley Township and in December, 1949 married his wife Ina.
From 1951 to 1974 Mr. Mackewn was a road superintendent for Harley Township and he spent his time as a beef farmer. Mr. Mackewn lived all his life in Harley Township.
Mr. Mackewn is survived by his wife Ina; children Don (Judy), Stan (Jane), Sandra (Robert) and Sharon; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his mother and father and, in 1992, by his brother Gordon.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard where the service was conducted by Reverend Frank Cummings.
Pallbearers were Chris Peddie, Robbie Peddie, Steve Mackewn, Jesse Mackewn, Kurt Loach and Sophie Plante.
Burial is at the Harley Township Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Timmins, Kirkland Lake and the local area.
Kathleen Hunton (Moss) Pritchard
On October 13, 2005 former Cobalt resident Kathleen Pritchard died.
Kathleen Pritchard was born January 10, 1924 in Cobalt to Arthur Hunton Moss and Emily Beatrice Wells. She attended school in Cobalt, then went on to the University of Toronto where she received an honors BA in Fine Arts (1945), and an AM (1948) from Harvard University, also in Fine Arts. She spent her working career as a librarian at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at Satellite Systems Engineering in Bethesda, Maryland.
In 1949 she married communications engineer Wilbur L. Pritchard of New York City, and they had three children: Hugh Arthur Pritchard (who predeceased her in 2005), a computer scientist; Sarah Margaret Pritchard, Director of Libraries for the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Ruth Wells Pritchard-Kelly, an attorney and teacher in Silver Spring, Maryland. Together, the family lived in Boston, Rome, Italy, Los Angeles and Bethesda. In later years Mrs. Pritchard continued to travel, visiting many countries in Europe, South Asia, Australia, the Pacific and Latin America.
Mrs. Pritchard was internationally known as an horological historian. In 1997 she published a definitive encyclopedia of the Swiss watch-making industry, the two-volume Swiss Timepiece Makers 1775-1975. In recognition of this, the Musée Internationale d’Horlogerie in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, awarded her in 2001 the prestigious Prix Gaïa for her work as a historian. She was also a Trustee and volunteer at the Museum of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC), where she served as a research librarian for over 15 years. She received many awards from the NAWCC for her accomplishments including Star Fellow, and was an active member of local chapters in Maryland. She contributed countless scholarly articles to the Bulletin of the NAWCC and other international watch and clock journals.
Her other long-time involvement was with the League of Women Voters, which she first joined in 1955 in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She was an active member in Sudbury, Los Angeles, and in Montgomery County, Maryland, where she held positions as Board member, committee chair, and the editor of the local newsletter.
She is survived by her two daughters, a sister Margaret Amer of Owen Sound and four grandchildren.