LAVOIE, Hermance B. (nee D’Anjou)
LAVOIE, Hermance B. (nee D’Anjou) In loving memory of Hermance Lavoie, 71 years of Cartier, who passed away Tuesday, evening, December 17, 2002 at her residence, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her loving family at her side. She was born in St. Gabriel de Kamouraska, Quebec and married Paul Lavoie in 1959 in St. Gabriel, Quebec. Hermance moved to Ramsay in 1959 from Quebec settling in Cartier in 1974. She was a Roman Catholic who belonged to St. Francois Xavier Church. In healthier days she sang in the parish choir. She was a member of the 50 Plus Club. An avid flower gardner she enjoyed the outdoors including fishing, camping, and travelling. Hermance will be remembered as a generous and caring person who was quick to help others. The light of her life dispelled the darkness of her disease and she inspired all who knew her. She was devoted to her family who she leaves a rich legacy of love, determination, and courage. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Beloved wife of Paul Lavoie of Cartier. Loving mother of Lina McDonald of Parry Sound, France Lavoie (spouse Moe Paradis) of Blezard Valley, and Pauline Rutherford (husband John) of Burlington, Iowa. Cherished grand-mother of Bryan and Paul. Dear daughter of Amedee and Yvonne D’Anjou predeceased. Dear sister of Cecile Levesque (husband Gerard predeceased), Rene (wife Cecile) both predeceased, Lionel predeceased (wife Bertha), Leona Rousseau (husband Adrien) both predeceased, Laurenda Levesque (husband Pierre) both predeceased, Jeannine Levesque (husband Emile predeceased), Gemma Dube (husband Robert) both predeceased, Alcide (wife Lucette) Reginald predeceased (wife Alvine), Louis-Georges (wife Emilienne), Aurele (wife Marielle) both predeceased and Georgine Crepeau (husband Maurice predeceased). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St. Funeral Mass in St. Francois Xavier Church, Cartier Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 11 am. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Heart and Soul Cancer Services or Sudbury Regional Palliative Care Association would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 pm Friday. No visitation Saturday).
LAROCQUE, Laurensia "Lorraine"
LAROCQUE, Laurensia "Lorraine" (nee Lecuyer) In loving memory of Laurensia Larocque, 72 years, who passed away Friday morning, December 20, 2002 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - St. Joseph’s Health Center. Beloved wife of André Larocque predeceased April 7, 1994. Loving mother of Leona (friend Perry Valli), Thérèse (husband Giovanni Zarantonello) and Hélène (husband Robert Sinclair). Cherished grandmother of André, Christopher, Kassandra, Trista and Megan. Dear sister of Gilbert (wife Lisa), Anne MacDowell, Jean (husband Ray Nurmi), Ida Marsh, Claudette Roberts, Irene (husband Marc Laplante), predeceased by Donat, Edgar, Alice McGinnis, and Florence Latourelle. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Born in Field, she worked for many years at the President Hotel. The family wish to thank the nurses and staff of 3D at St. Joseph’s Health Center for their care and compassion. Funeral prayers in the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent St.at Hazel St., Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 1 pm. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to Heart and Soul Cancer Services appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 pm Saturday or after 12 noon Sunday).
KENNEDY, Robert A. "Bob"
KENNEDY, Robert A. "Bob" In loving memory of Robert Kennedy, 81 years, of Sudbury, who passed away Thursday evening December 19, 2002 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - St. Joseph’s Health Center. He was born in North Bay and married Betty (Daly) in 1953 in North Bay. Bob Kennedy started as a letter carrier in North Bay in 1941. In 1942 he became a postal clerk and rose, by 1950, to be assistant postmaster in Kapuskasing. His career then cycled through a number of important operational positions in northern Ontario, to appointment in 1970 as area postmaster in Sudbury. There, he introduced mechanized mail sorting. In 1983, Bob was appointed Project Officer in Sudbury for the Rideau Division. He retired in 1984 after 45 years of varied service, contributing to the movement of the nation’s mails. Bob Kennedy’s numerous communtiy services include being active in his church; credit union; Chamber of Commerce; Knights of Columbus; fund-raising for charities, meals on wheels. Hobbies are wine-making, trailering and travel in general. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty’ (Daly) Kennedy of Sudbury. Loving father of Michael of Toronto, Patty Mearini and Anne Osburn (husband Kevin) both of Sudbury, Tim of Edmonton, Brian (wife Debra) of Bedford N.S. and Mary Catherine Nicoll (husband Scott) of Keswick. Cherished grandfather of Heather, Sarah, Jessica, Meghan, Olivia, Lauren, Ashley and Troy. Dear son of Daniel and Agnes (Tanney) Kennedy predeceased. Dear brother of William of Vancouver, B.C., Elizabeth Gilchrist of Brockville, Margaret Craig predeceased, Monica Clement and Edward (wife Yvonne) both of North Bay. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Mass in St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 1250 Barrydowne Rd., Sudbury, Monday, December 23, 2002 at 10 am. Interment in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Bay. Donations to the Heart and Soul Campaign or Masses for Shut Ins would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 pm Sunday).
BANKIE, Robert "Dr. Bob" Ralph
BANKIE, Robert "Dr. Bob" Ralph In loving memory of Robert Bankie, 29 years, who passed away Tuesday morning, January 14, 2003 at the West Parry Sound Health Center. Beloved husband of Kandi (Paquette) Bankie of Sudbury. Cherished father of Tyler and Stephanie. Loving son of Ralph and Rose Bankie of Sudbury. Dear brother of Tina (Marco) of Sudbury and Bradley pre- deceased 1995. Special uncle of Chelsea. Dear son-in-law of Barb and Marcel Paquette of Wahnapitae. Dear brother-in-law of Kristal (Dave) and Kristopher, both of Sudbury. Born in Thompson, Manitoba, Bob worked as a truck driver for 10 years, currently with Trans Provincial. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sledding and snowmobiling. Bob was an outgoing, friendly man who was always in charge and usually had the last word. His life may be short in quantity but is overflowing in quality of love shared. He will be sadly missed. Funeral service in the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St., Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 8 pm. Cremation in the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Children’s Trust Fund would be appreciated. (Friends may call after 4 pm Wednesday).
BECK, Eric Alfred "Fred"
BECK, Eric Alfred "Fred" In loving memory of Eric Beck, 76 years, who passed away Wednesday morning, January 15, 2003 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - Laurentian Site. Born in Sudbury, he worked as a miner at INCO for 38 years, retiring in 1984. He was a Charter Member and long time Trustee of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved spending time at his camp at Red Deer Lake. He will be remembered with great affection as a hard-working man, who was friendly and kind and defined the Finnish word "Sisu". Beloved husband of Dagmar (Kauppi) Beck of Sudbury. Loving father of Robert (wife Joanne) and David (wife Norma) both of Sudbury, Don (wife Suzanne) of Dowling and Karen (husband Bill Shiells) of Sault Ste. Marie. Cherished grandfather of Amalia-Kaili, Lynne Marie, Richard, Nina, Miranda and great-grandchild Cameron. Dear son of Eric and Edla Beck, both pre- deceased. Dear brother of Karl (wife Aino) and Anja Charsley both of Sudbury, Irene (husband Bill Hellman) of New York and Alice, pre- deceased. Dear brother-in-law of Oliver and Helen, both pre- deceased. Sadly missed by his cat "Miiko" and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service in the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St., Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 11:30 am. Cremation in the Park Lawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Soul Campaign, Redeemer Lutheran Church, or charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday or after 10:30 am Saturday).
BÉLANGER, Jean-Paul J.P. was a devoted and loving husband, as well as an exceptional and gentle father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Son of the late Adrien Bélanger and of the late Evelyne Bélanger (née Seguin). Beloved husband of Ida Bélanger (née Leroux) of Chelmsford. He leaves behind his children Pauline (husband Dave Bonneville), Richard (wife Royanne), Camile (wife Lise), Sylvie (husband Ted Moore) and André all of Chelmsford, Colette (husband Bob Ferguson) and Daniel (friend Geraldine Carson) both of Sudbury. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his 14 grandchildren and his 6 1/2 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Maria (husband Ovide Poulin predeceased) of Azilda, Gaëtanne (husband Gerry Turpin predeceased) of Sudbury, Monique (husband Oscar Haché predeceased, husband Brian Purdon) all of Sudbury, Fernande (husband Roland Girard predeceased), Micheline (husband Aurèle Lavallée predeceased, husband Maurice Ethier), Marcel (wife Raymonde) and Gabriel (wife Laura) all of Chelmsford. Predeceased by his sister Estelle (husband Norm Buchy of Chelmsford) and by his brother Lionel (wife Jacqueline predeceased) and Nazaire (wife Thérèse of Chelmsford). During his early years, he worked as a driller for INCO. He later became a respected entrepreneur and a successful businessman. Leaving the business world, he spent his semi-retirement working summers at Halfway Lake Provincial Park and vacationing winters in Florida with Ida his loving wife and faithful companion of 59 years. J.P.’s sense of humour and willingness to help made him a friend to everyone he met. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. The family will receive friends at the CO- OPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691, Regional Road 15, Chelmsford, Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, January 15th, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. in St-Joseph Church, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northeastern Ontario Cancer Research Centre would be appreciated.
BLEA, Moira "Molly"
BLEA, Moira "Molly" At North Bay General Hospital Scollard Site, Sunday, January 12, 2003. Moira Donovan beloved wife of James Blea in her 76th year. Loving mother of Janet Labrecque (John) of Callander and David Blea (Donna) of Keswick. Lovingly remembered by 8 grandchildren, Jennifer Campeau (Jean-Marc), Joanne Taylor (Maxwell), Jeannie Kennedy (Troy), Stephan, Sara, Adam, Issac and Aaron Blea and 5 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jenna, Molly, Meagan and Kyle. Dear sister of Richard Donovan (Marianne). Dear aunt of Bridget MacKay (David) and great aunt of Abigail, James and Darcy. Visitation at the MCGUINTY FUNERAL HOME, Wednesday, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Funeral service will be conducted in the McGuinty Funeral Home Chapel at 2;00 pm. Cremation to follow. McGuinty Funeral Home, 591 Cassells St., North Bay, ON P1B 3Z8. 705-472-8520.
BRIDGE, Eileen (nee Clark)
BRIDGE, Eileen (nee Clark) In loving memory of Eileen Bridge, 86 years, who passed away Monday evening, January 13, 2003 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - St. Joseph’s Health Center. Beloved wife of Percy Bridge predeceased 1984. Loving mother of Wesley (wife Sue), Sally (husband Chuck Wood, predeceased) and Janet Veale, all of Capreol and Irene (husband Gerts Lemanis) of Chicago. Cherished grandmother of Clark, Jason, Jim, Colin, Dawn, Theresa, Ashley and great-grandchildren Victoria, Jordan and Riley. Dear daughter of Wesley and Ida Clark both predeceased. Dear sister of Bruce (wife Hilda), Inez, Jack (wife Clarice), Orville and Jean (husband George Rudvet) all predeceased. The family give special thanks to the doctors and staff on the fourth floor at St. Joseph’s Sadly missed by her cat Smokey. Resting at the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, Hanmer/Capreol chapel, 4605 Michelle Dr., Hanmer. Funeral service in the Trinity United Church, Capreol, Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 11 am. Interment in Barrie. Donations to Christian Transportation Inc. would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 pm Wednesday).
CHRETIEN, Ernest Joseph
CHRETIEN, Ernest Joseph Entered into rest at the Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, January 9, 2003. Ernest Joseph Chretien, of Montrose Rd., Belleville in his 75th year. Son of the late Delphis Chretien and the late Clara Frappier. Loving husband of Marie-Anne Chretien (Brochu). Ever remembered son-in-law of Claude and Claire Brochu. Dear father of Fay Bruhaug of Norway. Mr. Chretien is survived by sisters and brothers Andre Chretien and wife Jeannine of Sudbury, Rene Chretien of St. Charles, Florence Gregoire of Sudbury, Rose Belanger of Napean and the late Gilles, Daniel Chretien of St. Hubert, Quebec, Lionel Chretien of Sudbury, Gerard Chretien and wife Esther of Sudbury, as well as by brother-in-law Gaetan Gladu, Lilianne Lalonde (late Joe) of Sudbury, and Lydia Paquette (late Aurele). Survived by grandchildren Anya and Finn Bruhaug of Norway. Predeceased by son Guy and sister Jeanne. At the request of the family there will be no visitation. Cremation. A memorial mass will be conducted at St. Michael The Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Belleville on February 8, 2003 at 11:00 am. Interment of cremains in Belleville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Hospice Quinte, the Hastings and Prince Edward Lung Association or the Belleville General Hospital W.C.A. 3 would be appreciated by the family. BELLEVILLE FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL 1-613-968-5080.
DESCHAMPS, Yvonne (née Renaud)
DESCHAMPS, Yvonne (née Renaud) The family announces with sorrow, her death in Sudbury, Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Daughter of the late Philippe Renaud and of the late Malvina Renaud (née Taillon). Wife of the late Georges Deschamps.. Loving mother of Lorraine Bray (husband Neil) of Sudbury. Dear sister of Annette Lafleur (husband Roméo predeceased) of Sudbury. Predeceased by her brothers, Albert (wife Agnès predeceased), Dorina Landry (husband Armand predeceased), Lucien (wife Colombe pre-deceased), René (Aline Schubert of Toronto), Adrien (wife Florabelle predeceased) and by her sister Marie-Reine Marshall (husband Michel predeceased). Special mom to Larry Choquette (wife Marie-Anne) of Yellowknife. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her 2 grandchildren, Mark and Tina-Lori Rawn (husband Tom). Married for 61 years to her late husband Georges, they were the former owners of Moonlight Beach for 25 years. Mrs. Deschamps was a very religious person who was proud to serve as a member of the 3rd Ordre of St. Francis, a member of the CWL at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, as well as a former member of "Les Dames de Ste Anne" and a member of the Legion of Mary. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and creating crafts. Yvonne loved to play bingo and to play cards, especially "500". She will also be remembered for her skills in gardening. Her greatest moments of joy were while she was in the presence of her family, the love of her life. The family received friends at the CO-OPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. E. (at Notre-Dame), Sudbury, Friday from 2-5 pm and 7-9:30 pm. A Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 10 am in St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Sudbury. Donations to the Right to Life Movement, the Food Bank or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.