John Delmar Butler
On November 9, 2005 John Delmar Butler of Kemptville died at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.
He was born on March 15, 1921 in Kazabazua, Quebec to Alexander and Lillian (Wilson) Butler.
Mr. Butler attended the Kemptville Agricultural School in 1939 and worked at the National Research Council until joining the Royal Canadian Air Force on June 26, 1942, regimental rank LAC #CAN.R1692.
During his days of service, Mr. Butler worked as a radar technician and served in England during World War II. On February 18, 1943 he married Mae Cairine Morin, eventually having three children. He received an honourable discharge on October 29, 1945 and transferred to the Reserve, General Section Class “E.”
Mr. Butler went on to attend Macdonald College at McGill University, working summers at the Ottawa Experimental Farm and graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture. He then joined the Ontario Department of Agriculture, working as an agricultural representative in Clinton from 1951-53, followed by Renfrew from 1953-58 and finally in New Liskeard until his retirement.
During his time in New Liskeard, Mr. Butler was manager of the New Liskeard Demonstration Farm and the principal of the New Liskeard College of Agricultural Technology. In 1981 he and his family relocated to King City where he established the equine program at Seneca College. He spent the remainder of his life raising and training horses.
Mr. Butler is survived by his wife Mae Cairine (Morin) of Kemptville; children Karen Bruens of Vegreville, Alberta, Lawrence Butler (Eileen) of Kemptville and Jill Butler (Murray Webb) of Brisbane, Australia; grandchildren Shawn Farion (Tammie), Kerri Farion, Ginny Farion, Christopher Farion, Jeffrey Butler (Leeanne) and Andrew Butler (Jacqueline); great-grandchildren Ethan and Devon Butler; sister Marie Wiebe.
He was predeceased by his brother Orville, sisters Pearl Cosgrove (William), Helen Margaret and Frances Elizabeth Moore (Leslie), and sons-in-law Richard Farion and George Bruens.
A service in memory of Mr. Butler will be held November 19 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Kemptville. Father Shim officiating.
Following the service, friends and family are invited to the home of Larry and Eileen Butler to celebrate Mr. Butler’s life.
Interment is at Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa on November 21 at 11 a.m.
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
William Campbell Semple
Campbell Semple of Guelph died at the Grand River Hospital (Freeport) in Kitchener, on October 28, 2005 in his ninety-sixth year.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Margaret (née Henebery) of Guelph; sons James (Fern Lacasse) of New Liskeard, Robert (Ann Cogger) of Sarnia and Paul (Cheryl Vhal) of Oakville; daughters Margaret (Greg Dugdale) of Angus, Esther (Tony Hayes) of Guelph, Joanne (Brian Hankinson) of Edmonton, Barbara (Aubrey Kellawan) of Guelph; son-in-law Tod MacKellar of Grimsby; grandchildren Cheryl Semple Knopp, Amy Semple, Angela Roberts, Patrick Hayes, Patricia Hankinson, Timothy Hankinson, Mikhail Kellawan, Justin Kellawan, and Alison Semple; great-granddaughter Madeline Knopp; brother James D. Semple (Toronto) and sister Lillian Hallett (Vancouver).
Mr. Semple was predeceased by his beloved daughter Frances (MacKellar) in 1989, and also predeceased in recent years by sisters Jean, Margaret, Mary and Helen.
Mr. Semple was born in Armstrong Township in 1910, the oldest son of pioneering parents. He, along with his siblings and parents, were survivors of the Temiskaming Fire of 1922.
As a young man, he started work in Northern Ontario gold mines and later took over operation of the family farm near Earlton, where he and Margaret lived and raised their family until they moved to New Liskeard in 1968. Upon his retirement from farming, Mr. Semple soon became restless, and he went back to work on mining and construction projects until he was nearly 70.
In 1982, Mr. and Mrs. Semple moved to Bracebridge where they purchased a family cottage that has since hosted a great many family celebrations. In 1991, they moved to Guelph to be closer to family members, but continued to travel to warmer climates during the winter months.
Mr. Semple had a long and healthy life, and he set an example of diligence and hard work that few could match. However, he still found time to volunteer for various community organizations including the Hilliard Township School Board where he served as chair for many years. He was a proud and devoted husband and father, and he was a respected friend to many.
Funeral services were held at the Gilbert MacIntyre Funeral Home in Guelph on November 1, 2005 with Father Bernard Carroll officiating.
Interment of ashes has taken place at St Joseph’s Cemetery at Bracebridge.
Margaret (Glembus) Kacur
On October 27, 2005 Margaret (Glembus) Kacur died at Kensington Village in London. She was in her eighty-second year.
Mrs. Kacur was predeceased by her husband Joseph (Joe) Kacur.
She is survived by her children Wayne (Mary) of Tallahassee, Florida, Bryan (Diane) of London, Ontario and Richard (Marjorie) of Latchford; grandchildren Jamie, Joseph, Allison and Joshua; brothers Alexander (Doris) Glembus of Kirkland Lake and William (Eleanore) Glembus of Iroquois Falls.
Mrs. Kacur and her husband were long-time residents of Ridgeway, Ontario and seasonal residents of Latchford for over 30 years where they operated Camp Caribou on Lake Anima-Nipissing.
The funeral mass was celebrated on October 31 at St. George’s Catholic Church in Crystal Beach, Ontario.
Interment is at the Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery.
Hector Girard died October 29, 2005 at the Anishnabe Long Term Care Centre in Notre Dame du Nord, Quebec.
He was born in Ville Marie to Alfred Girard and Aurore Champagne on December 1, 1916.
Educated in Ville Marie, he married Clemence Lefebvre on June 14, 1939 in Fugereville, Quebec.
Mr. Girard worked as a logger and a miner and was also self-employed.
Mr. Girard was predeceased by his father Alfred and mother Aurore Champagne; brothers Antoine, Arthur, Lucien, Romulus, Ovide and Noel; sisters Juliette, Cecile, Marie, Germaine and Bernadette; and son-in-law Marcel Savoie.
He is survived by his wife Clemence; children Denise (Roland) DeRaiche, Therese Plante, Priscille Savoie, Estelle (Philip) Gibson, Laurent (Liette) Girard, Ronald (Diane) Girard, Francois (Jocelyne) Girard; 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; brother Alphonse and sister Marie-Jeanne Ouellette.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury where the service was conducted November 2 by Father Turcotte.
Burial is in the spring at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Whitehorse, Yukon, Ville Marie, Rouyn, Lorrainville, Notre Dame du Nord, Verner, North Bay, Elliot Lake, Timmins, Orillia, Barrie, Orleans and Kitchener.
In memory contributions were made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Glenn Arthur Carter
Glenn Arthur Carter died suddenly at his residence in North Bay on October 26, 2005 at the age of 53.
He was born July 28, 1952 in New Liskeard to Verna and Bertram Carter.
Mr. Carter was employed by the Bank of Nova Scotia for 32 years and held the position of bank manager in later years. He was chairman for the Relay of Life for the past three years.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife Wanda (nee Martineau); son Tim (Christine) of Timmins; grandchildren Brayden and Logan; mother Verna; brother Bryan (Marlene) and nephews and niece Shannon, Adam and David; sister Bonnie (Douglas) Bolger and nephew and niece Douglas Jr. and Erin (Steve) Mitchell, great-nephew William and great-niece Adelaide.
He was predeceased by his father Bertram.
The funeral service was held at Omond Memorial United Church in North Bay on October 31. The beautiful floral arrangements and large attendance were a tribute to the way Mr. Carter touched people’s lives.
As an expression of sympathy, the family would gratefully appreciate donations to the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
There is a place inside the heart where love lives always and beautiful memories are never forgotten.
Doris Lillian Hayes
Doris Lillian Hayes died November 2, 2005 at Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury.
She was born in Harley Township on January 5, 1925 to Lillian and Frank Loach.
Educated at Hanbury School, she married Earl Hayes in Hanbury in June, 1943.
Mrs. Hayes enjoyed sewing, cross-stitch, knitting and she enjoyed her grandchildren. She was also a member of the Community of Christ.
She is survived by her daughters Connie Spangler (husband Ray), Kathleen (and Dave McInall) and Linda (and husband Mike Lacroix); grandchildren Jayson Spangler (wife Nancy) of the Netherlands, Carmen Spangler (fiance Earl) of Toronto, Greg Spangler (wife Christina) of Toronto, Heather Bowers (husband Art) of North Cobalt, David McInall of Goderich, Shannon McInall of New Liskeard and Morgan Lacroix of Montreal; great-grandchildren Darion and Alexandra Bowers, Cameron and Matthew Spangler; and brother Roy Loach.
Mrs. Hayes was predeceased by her husband Earl.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted at Community of Christ Church by Kent Fielder.
Cremation has occurred with burial at the Harley Township Municipal (Hanbury) Cemetery.
Memorial donations were made to the World Accord.
Relatives and friends from out of town came from Montreal, Toronto, Sudbury and the Netherlands to attend the service.
George Robert Weston
On October 31, 2005, George Robert Weston of Haileybury died suddenly. He was born on July 31, 1928, at Haileybury in the District of Temiskaming and was a life long resident.
Lake Temiskaming was his refuge, having cruised its length many times. Being on the water brought him peace and contentment whether it was on “The Lloyd,” “The Sea Knight,” one of his pontoon boats, or canoeing local lakes and waterways with Gill. You could often find him sitting by the lake in summer and winter.
George played and coached hockey into his 50s. Recently he dusted off his skates to enjoy public skating with his grandchildren and he renewed his interest in hockey by watching his grandson play goal.
He attained the rank of corporal in the reserves of the Algonquin Regiment. As a member of the Canadian Legion, he joined the local Legion pipe bands as a snare drummer. He enjoyed the practicing, the parades and the mentoring of young drummers. George’s love of music was apparent whether he was blasting tunes in his car, drumming to the bagpipes, or singing while puttering around.
George was a founding member of the Search and Rescue team for Lake Temiskaming and would head out onto stormy seas to aid boaters in distress without hesitation. He was an original charter member and past Commander of the local Tri-Town Power and Sail Squadron.
George was passionate about the area and its history. He was a member of various tourism committees and promoted the opening of the Temiskawa Waterway. In conjunction with the Haileybury Heritage Museum, he created tributes to acknowledge the lives and efforts of two Haileybury residents — Jack Watson and Jim Whelan.
George was a special friend to family and many others. He was happiest when surrounded by his family and all his 'sweeties.' Always ready to lend a hand, George was loved for his kind, caring and selfless ways.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Gillian Swaine, and his children, Lois Bernstein (Ben), Gayle Weston (Dan Burns), Keith Weston (Nadine), Mike Swaine (Sandra McBride), and Dave Swaine (Jada Miller). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Dylan, Jack, Laura, Emma, Sara, Jake and Michael.
He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Florence (Devenny) Weston, his sister, Margaret Weston and his infant granddaughter, Nicole Frances Weston.
The funeral was held on Friday, November 4 at St. Andrews United Church in Haileybury with Rev. Kitty Miller officiating. Internment followed at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Friends and relatives attending the service from out of town came from Atikokan, Ottawa, London, Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Wasaga Beach and the Temiskaming area.
In memory, contributions to the Haileybury Heritage Museum would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
The family would also like to express their gratitude to the friends and family who supported us through this difficult time.