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ONTARIO - Thunder Bay - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

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Stanley Anton Szkalej
January 4, 1927 - February 16, 2001

Funeral arrangements by Jenkens Funeral Home

Mr. Stanley Anton Szkalej, age 74 years, a resident of Thunder Bay passed away in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital - McKellar Site on Friday, February 16th, 2001.

Born in Poland, Stan came to Canada as a young man with his parents Bogumil and Bronislawa and brothers; Bill, Lloyd and Richard.

He spent most of his life working in the forests of Northwestern Ontario, retiring 15 years ago.

Uncle Stan will be dearly missed by his 7 nephews and 1 niece; Tom, Edward, Richard, Shane, Scott, Derick, Jeffrey and Paula, brothers; Lloyd (wife Jackie) of Thunder Bay, Richard (wife Teresa) of Toronto (en route) and Leonarda Szkalej of Sudbury (en route) and faithful companion his dog Cygan.

He was predeceased by his parents Bogumil and Bronislawa and brother Bill.

The family of Mr. Szkalej will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6- 9 p.m. at Jenkens Funeral Home with a prayer service being held at 7:00 p.m.

The funeral service for Mr. Szkalej will be held on Wednesday, February 21st, 2001 at 11:00 a.m in the Chapel of Jenkens Funeral Home with Rev. Henryk Augustynowicz officiating.

Interment of cremains will take place at a later date in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Oliver Rd.

Jack Macready
April 24, 1918 - February 17, 2001

Funeral arrangements by Jenkens Funeral Home

Mr. Jack Macready, 82 years, of Thunder Bay passed away in Toronto on Feb 17/01 after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Macready,a lifelong resident of Fort William, had recently been a resident of Toronto for 2 years at The Wexford Home for the Aged and at the Veteran's Wing of Sunnybrook Medical Centre.

Mr. Macready was born in Toronto where he attended public school.

His summers often were spent in Bracebridge Ontario. He moved to Fort William where he attended The Vocational High School.

He lived with His Aunt and Uncle, the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E Jessop of Hamilton Ave.

In 1941 after the outbreak of the second world war, Mr. Macready joined the Royal Canadian Air Force attending No 6 Elementary Flight Training School in Prince Albert Sask .

He subsequently graduated from the Air Observers School as an Air Navigator with a commission to rank of Pilot Officer at Portage La Prarie Manitoba Sept 1942.

P/O Macready was posted overseas and served on operations as a Navigator with 6 Group (RCAF) of Bomber Command where he was stationed at Leeming (408 Sqdn) and Tholthorpe (434 Sqdn) in York.

Shortly after his posting he was reported missing in action on Aug 27, 1943 near Nuremburg after his aircraft was shot down on a night mission.

He managed to escape from his burning aircraft by parachute and landed in a tree injuring his back.

He was subsequently captured and intered at Stalag Luft III "Sagan" in Poland where he remained for the rest of the war.

He was eventually liberated by the Russians as they advanced westward to Berlin in the spring of 1945.

He was promoted to rank of Flight Lieutenant upon repatriation with his unit in England in 1945.

After returning to Canada he was married to Zena M. Rendall, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs William Rendall of Fort William and with whom he had 3 children, John, James and Barbara.

Mr. Macready subsequently completed his senior matriculation at Fort William Collegiate and then attended the Ontario College of Pharmacy from which he graduated with his Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1949.

After graduation he worked with his uncle, Mr E Jessop and eventually took over ownership and operation of Jessops Pharmacy at Simpson and Ogden St. in Fort William.

He was an active member of the Thunder Bay Pharmaceutical Association for many years and served his community honorably as a health care professional and businessman and in many other capacities.

He was a member of Wesley United Church.

Although he worked long hours in his pharmacy Mr. Macready loved to spend time with his wife and family at his cottage at Chippewa where he enjoyed fishing and boating and woodworking.

Although it never came to fruition his dream was to retire at Chippewa park and enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior.

He was predeceased by his wife Zena In 1978.

He is survived by 3 children, John (Pam) in Vancouver. James (Lois) in Thunder Bay and Barbara Kansun (Morris) of Toronto.

He is also survived by Angela Macready.

He has five grandchildren Laura J. Macready, Ottawa, Colin A. Macready, Toronto, Jeffrey, Robbie and Alexandra Kansun of Toronto. He was sincerely loved by his family and friends and he will be sorely missed by all those who knew him for his great sense of humour and zest for life.

A celebration of Mr. Macready's life will be held at the Jenkens Funeral Home, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue, in Thunder Bay South at 11:00 a.m. on Friday February 23, 2001.

The family will receive friends at Jenkens Funeral Home on Thursday evening, February 22, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery on Saturday.

Neither flowers nor donations are requested.

James L. McCauley
May 10, 1943 - January 19, 2002

Funeral arrangements by Jenkens Funeral Home

Mr. James L. McCauley, aged 58 years, passed away peacefully in Toronto on Saturday, January 19, 2002 while visiting family.

Born in Port Arthur on May 10, 1943, he remained a life long resident of Thunder Bay.

He was employed for several years with Palm Dairies before becoming a successful entrepreneur for thirty years as the owner/operator of McDonald's Restaurants.

In 1972 the first McDonald's in Thunder Bay was opened on Arthur Street and the franchise has since grown to include four more restaurants that employ hundreds of people in our community.

His strong work ethic was acknowledged by receiving many awards including the 1996 Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce "Employer of the Year Award".

Jim was a very active contributor in our community.

He strongly supported many individuals, teams, organizations and charities.

One of his most rewarding accomplishments was coordinating the Jordin Jewel Cryderman Memorial Golf Tournament which successfully raised over $60,000 annually to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

He was actively involved with the Royal Canadian Legion Ortona Branch #113 and he served as Chairman of the Sports Celebrity Dinner for many years.

For ten years he was the sponsor of the McDonald's Curling Classic which supported the Ronald McDonald House.

He formerly served on the Board of Directors at McKellar General Hospital.

Jim was a member of the Fort William Country Club and enjoyed men's Wednesday twilight golfing.

During winter months he enjoyed golfing in Naples, Florida as a member of the Lely Resort and Country Club.

He was a former member of the Fort William Curling Club for many years.

Jim enjoyed planning fishing trips with friends in the spring time.

He loved his morning coffee club gatherings and Saturday Coney Island days with friends.

Jim, along with his friends and fellow McDonald's operators, always looked forward to their annual trip to Las Vegas.

Cooking for family and friends was one of his greatest pleasures.

Everyone appreciated his quick wit and humour.

He is survived by his wife Betty of thirty five years and three daughters Cathy McCauley, Michelle Fiorot (John) and Laura Gibbs (Dan); three grandchildren Sarah, Gabriel and Jack and his beloved pal, Oreo.

Also surviving is his sister Cheryl Hendricken of Vancouver, B.C.

He was predeceased by his parents Erwin and Margaret McCauley. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Funeral services for Mr. Jim McCauley will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral with Rev. David Gillen officiating.

If friends so desire, a donation to the Toronto Ronald McDonald House c/o McBay Restaurants, or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Dr. William R. Allaway
April 25, 1940 - February 14, 2002

Funeral arrangements by Jenkens Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully with family at his side on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

William was a resident of Thunder Bay for over 30 years and a Professor of Mathematics at Lakehead University.

He enjoyed skiing, swimming and running.

He was predeceased by his wife of 32 years, Patricia Julie Allaway (1998).

He will be lovingly remembered by his four children David (Kazumi) of Toronto, Jennifer Allaway of St. Paul, Michael of Calgary, Jodi-Lynn Brager (Kerry) of Camrose, grandchildren Trishia and Emmy, two sisters Florence Strang (Bob) of Amherstburg, Muriel Newman (Bob) of Kingsville, sister-in-law Joan Kaupp (Jack) of St. Catharines and father-in-law Ken Wilmoth of St. Catharines. He was predeceased by his parents Percy and Irene Allaway.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2002 at Jenkens Funeral Home, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue, from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Mr. Allaway's life will be held at Redwood Park Alliance Church on Monday, February 18, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Greg McVeigh officiating.

Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Joseph's Palliative Care Unit or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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