Thomas Stevenson Gray
Marter Township resident Thomas Stevenson Gray died suddenly at his home on November 10, 2005.
Mr. Gray was born in Englehart on September 29, 1918 to Thomas C. and Sarah B. Gray.
Educated in Englehart, he married his wife Colette there in 1963.
Mr. Gray worked in the bush and as a truck driver. He was known as a kind, generous and good husband, patient and a good neighbour, a religious and thoughtful man who was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Predeceased by his step-son Richard, he is survived by his wife Colette, stepson Edward (wife Diane), stepdaughter Rosemarie (husband Bob), seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart and the service was conducted by Lionel Anin on November 14.
Burial is at the Englehart Cemetery.
James (Bucky) Sylvester
James (Bucky) Sylvester died November 12, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
He was born in Welland, Ontario, on September 14, 1943 to Edward J. and Ilva (Beatty) Sylvester.
Educated at Cobalt Public School, he moved back in 1949 from Cadillac, Quebec and worked as an electrician at Agnico-Eagle.
On September 2, 1997 he married his wife Marlene in Haileybury.
Mr. Sylvester was predeceased by his mother Ilva and father Edward; brother Bill; and sister Rita Morin.
He is survived by his wife Marlene; son James Jr.; daughter Melissa Sylvester (Dave Woods); stepdaughters Cheri Fowler (Al), Kelly Mercier (Wade Smith); grandchildren Bella Toni, Merrick Smith, Brodrick Smith, Charity Smith and Hunter Fowler, Diane Sargent (John), Leona Leroy (Thomson) and Leo and Lauraine Sylvester; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Verna Sylvester and brother-in-law Dick Morin.
A memorial service will be held some time in the future.
The family thanked everyone for their thoughts, prayers and donations, the Team “A” nurses, doctors Percy and Don Davies.
Cremation has taken place.
In memory contributions to the Lung Association and/or Palliative Care at the Temiskaming Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Evelyn Valley died suddenly at her residence in Englehart on November 12, 2005.
Born in Cobalt on December 11, 1921 to Clifford Valley and Iva Parcher, she received her education in Kirkland Lake.
Ms. Valley worked as a bookkeeper at T&W Grocery Store for 45 years. She enjoyed being a leader of Brownies and the Girls’ auxiliary of Christ Church of Englehart and was an active member of the church.
Ms. Valley is survived by her sisters Irene Leaper (Archie), Florence Driscoll (Frank) of Toronto, Barbara Leaper (Doug) of North Bay, and was loved by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister Olga Thorpe, brother Wendel, parents Clifford and Iva Valley and brother-in-law Archie Leaper of Cobalt.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service to be conducted at Christ Anglican Church on November 17 by Reverend Richard White and Canon Bain Peever at 11 a.m.
Visitation is Wednesday, November 16 at McDonald Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Cremation to follow with final burial at the Kirkland Lake Cemetery with her parents.
In memory contributions to Christ Anglican Church in Englehart or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
After being ill for three months, Gerard Presse of Haileybury died November 3, 2005 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Mr. Presse was born in Timmins in 1918 and was educated in Kirkland Lake. He married his wife Emma in Cobalt in 1940 and served during World War II from 1940-45.
Mr. Presse, a member of St. Patrick Church in Cobalt, worked as a barber and was a very loving and caring person.
Predeceased by Fred Presse and Emma Presse, he is survived by Jason, Warren and Adam.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home with the service conducted November 8 by Father John Lemire.
Burial is in Cobalt.
Relatives and friends from out of town attending the service came from Florida.
Tony Burke died suddenly at his home on November 1, 2005 at the age of 70.
Mr. Burke is survived by his wife Anita; children Debbie (husband Peter), Charlene, Paul (wife Patty) and Sherry; grandchildren Nicole, Jesse, Carley, Molly and Angus.
The funeral service was conducted November 5 at the Ward Funeral Home in Brampton.
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After having been ill for two weeks, Real Therrien of Earlton died November 6, 2005 in North Bay.
He was born in Windorville, Quebec, on July 9, 1927.
Mr. Therrien liked fishing, enjoyed the outdoors, and his pastime was playing cards with family and friends. He was also a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. Therrien is survived by seven children, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, three sisters, sisters- and brothers-in-law, and by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Rita (Boileau), two brothers, one granddaughter and one sister.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted at the Earlton Catholic Church on November 9 by Father Gilles Leblanc.
Pallbearers were Guy Martell, Patrick Therrien, Shawn Ellerton, Denis Martell, Joel Therrien and Louis Therrien.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Alberta, Quebec City, Ottawa, North Bay, Virginiatown and Nedlec, Quebec.
Francis E. Cannon
On November 1, 2005 Francis E. Cannon died at the Temiskaming Hospital.
He was born March 18, 1925 in Sturgeon Falls to Phillip and Mary Cannon.
Educated in Cobalt, he came back north from Toronto in the 1940s and lived in Temagami where he worked as a forest ranger with the Ministry of Natural Resources for 34 years.
The longtime Temagami resident was active in community service, he was a Legion Member of Branch 408 Friendly Group, Temagami Christmas Tree Fund, fundraiser for Camp Quality. He was also an avid trout fisherman, blueberry picker and card player.
Mr. Cannon was predeceased by his wife Hazel, son Francis, father Phillip, mother Mary, brothers Patrick, Terry and Daniel, and sister Margaret.
He is survived by his daughter Joyce Turner, son Larry Cannon, daughter Patricia Cole, son Albert Cannon, daughter Maxine Cannon, daughter Brenda Cannon and daughter Monica Miller.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted November 4 at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Temagami by Father Peter Moher.
Pallbearers were the Legion Honour Guard.
Interment is at the Whispering Pine Cemetery in Temagami.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Latchford, Elk lake, Cobalt, Haileybury, Cochrane, Toronto, Burlington and Callander.
In memory contributions were made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Temiskaming Hospital.