Eleanor Miller died after a lengthy battle with cancer October 2, 2005 at her home, with her family, as she had wished.
Born June 4, 1932 in Dack Township to Edna and Harry Brownlee, she was educated in Charlton and Englehart. She fulfilled her goal to be a nurse and trained as a Registered Nurse’s Assistant in Haileybury in 1972. She spent 16 years working at the Northland Lodge in Englehart, then was a private duty nurse before she fully retired.
Mrs. Miller was an active member of Milberta United Church and the United Church Women, a devoted neighbour and friend who shared the rewards of her garden and her love for cooking, canning and preserving.
Family was what Mrs. Miller valued most in her life. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Gerald; her children Byron (Marilyn), Wayne (Linda), Bobby (Carole) and Lynn Belanger (Steve); grandchildren Sherry, Jodie, Jessie and Brian Miller, Adam, Candace and Chris Miller, Jeremie, Nicholas, Nadia, Katrina, Angel, Crystal, Monica, Jasmine and Jonathan Miller, and Brandon and Jenna Belanger; great-grandchildren Emma Miller, Noah Miller, Alexander Benoit and Charlie Hughes; sisters Muriel (Cliff) Barney and Irene Bassam; brother Arnold (Judy) Brownlee; sisters-in-law Eva Miller, Pearl Miller, Edith Henshaw and Audrey Miller; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Harry and Edna Brownlee, sister Shirley Widdifield, brothers Mervin and Dennis and grandson Phillippe.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with Reverend Kitty Miller conducting the service at Milberta United Church on October 5. The service included Mrs. Miller’s favourite hymn, “I Came To The Garden Alone,” sung by a choir from the Mennonite Church, a poem composed and recited by granddaughter Nadia and readings by granddaughters Katrina and Candace. The eulogy was written and delivered by granddaughters Jodie Miller-Hughes and Jessie Miller and their sister Sherry.
Pallbearers were grandsons Brian, Adam, Chris, Jeremie, Nicholas and Brandon.
Burial is at the Thornloe Pioneer Cemetery.
Contributions to the Milberta United Church and the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Euphamia (Faye) Thompson
On October 16, 2005, after a long battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Euphamia (Faye) Thompson died at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in Schumacher on February 5, 1940 to Geoffrey and Jean Morris. Educated at Central School in Timmins, she was a homemaker and a founder of the Timmins-Porcupine chapter of the Kidney Foundation. She was also a member of the First United Church and was known for her love of angels.
Mrs. Thompson was predeceased by her parents.
She is survived by her son David and wife Yvonne (Allaire), granddaughter Ashley of New Liskeard, grandson Kyle from South Porcupine; brothers Geoffrey (Helen) Morris from Elliott Lake, George Morris from New Brunswick and Jim (Jamie) Morris from Timmins; and by nieces, nephews and cousins in Timmins.
Colette Portelance (Charette)
After a brief illness, Colette Portelance died October 10, 2005 at the Ottawa General Hospital.
She was born January 12, 1957 to Dan and May Charette of Temagami.
Predeceased by her parents, Mrs. Portelance is survived by her beloved husband Terry; children Joey and Amy (David Hamel); siblings Andy (Becky), Nicky (Bernie Durette), Julia (Richard Samaroo), Cindy (Peter Sirotkin), Donald (Jodi), Henry (Shelly) and Lynda; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Portelance was very active in the communities of Temagami and Bear Island in which she gave her time and spirit endlessly without thought for herself. She always had a story to share with family and friends. There will be a great void in all the lives that she touched.
A memorial mass was held at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church on October 14. The eulogy was delivered by her brother Donald.
Memorial contributions to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation, MRI Fund, will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Therese Ann 'Billie' Monaco
On October 6, 2005 at Temiskaming Hospital, after a valiant battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Therese Ann 'Billie' Monaco beloved wife of Eli 'Pete' Devoted mother of James, Jude, Anne (Ed Kennedy), Peter (Noella) and Mary. Loving grandmother of Anna and Eli Isaac, Sarah and Emily Monaco, Mark Hoggarth, Colin and Catherine Kennedy and Remi Monaco.
Survived by siblings Eileen Lipinski, Kate White, Brian and Joan White.
Predeceased by her siblings Molly White, Peggy King, Betty Anderson and John White.
A memorial service was held at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home, Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment followed at the Cobalt Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the ALS Society of Canada or the Temiskaming Diabetes Program will be gratefully acknowledged.
Special thanks to Dr. Hardie, Mary Birtch and C.C.A.C.
Karan Beverly Williams
Karan Beverly Williams of Englehart died October 4, 2005 at the Englehart and District Hospital. She had been ill with cancer.
She was born in Englehart on September 28, 1935 to Janet and Albert Woollings. Educated in Englehart, the University of Toronto and in North Bay, she married Robert (Sub) Williams in Englehart on May 3, 1958.
Mrs. Williams worked at the ONR in Englehart in her early years and then became a mother and homemaker. She was also an avid sports fan.
Predeceased by her husband Robert and parents Janet and Albert, Mrs. Williams is survived by her sons Craig (Sharon), Kelly (Reina) and Darren (Louise); sister Doreen (Bill) Hutul; grandchildren Natashia, Darian, Alain and Andrea; and great-grandchildren Haley, Emma and Ayla.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted October 7 by Peter Dahlin.
In memory contributions were made to the Englehart arena fund.
Ernest Adam Veley
After having been ill with cancer and the lung problem COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Ernest Adam Veley of RR#7 Hilliardton died August 14, 2005 at the Englehart and District Hospital.
He was born in Hilliardton on April 3, 1935 to Adam and Alice Veley and was educated at Hilliardton Public School.
Mr. Veley married his wife Diane at the United Church in New Liskeard on July 10, 1971.
He worked as a truck driver, farmer and construction worker over the years. He enjoyed cards and games and was a member of the Milberta Church and the Blanche River Golden Age Club. Mr. Veley loved company and visitors and he was a family man and nature lover who enjoyed teasing cats and his family.
Mr. Veley is survived by his wife Diane; son Adam Veley and Katrenia and Violette Marie, Natalie and Lloyd Harding; sisters Elsie MacMillan, Fern Woods (Jack), Joyce Drinkall, May Woods (Ken) and Marg Neill (Merv).
He was predeceased by his father, mother and brother Alphans Veley.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Kitty Miller.
Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes at the Ingram Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from British Columbia, Guelph, Arden and King Kirkland.
Following a brief illness, preceded by a wonderful life, Eileen O’Farrell passed away peacefully on October 6, 2005 at London’s University Hospital.
Predeceased by husband Patrick (1976), beloved mother of Shaun, Steve (Lori), Lynn and Breeda; Gramma “O” to Jenny (Geoff), Aaron, Adam, Brendan, Keely and Maureen; Great-Gramma to Tyson; stepbrothers Michel and Maurice Byrne; brother-in-law Armand Cloutier and sister-in-law Edith Morin. Will be missed by many, including friends in the Catholic Women’s League, the card group, retired staff of English Catholic Central School, the aqua therapy sisters, the Northern Telephone gang, the Sutcliffe Crescent neighbourhood, and members of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (OMPH) parish.
Visitation is at Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard on Thursday, October 13 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
The funeral mass is Friday, October 14 at 11 a.m. at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church.
In lieu of flowers donations to the CAT Scan Foundation at the Temiskaming Hospital, or the OMPH Church Building Fund, would be appreciated by the family.
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