Positano, Sarah Angelina
It is with great sadness that the family announces the tragic and senseless loss of Sarah Angelina Positano at her residence in Kent, Ohio on Saturday, January 22, 2005; at the age of 22 years. Sarah is survived by her parents Susan and James; her sisters Katrina and Jessica; and her younger brother Anthony. Sarah is the granddaughter of; Helen Denault (late Dalton) and Lillian Positano (late Jim Sr.). She will be greatly missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Sarah was in her final year as a Physical Education major at Kent State University. She was also the student manager of the University Gymnastics Team. Not only was Sarah a talented athlete, who greatly enjoyed the sport of gymnastics, she was also a very beautiful person with a kind and lively spirit. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home Sunday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. Funeral service in the Chapel on Monday January 31, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Krister Ulmanis officiating. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. The family has established a Sarah Positano Spirit Award which will be awarded annually to a deserving student who embodies Sarah’s spirit. Memorial donations made payable to the Korah Scholarship Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Del Basso, Joseph
At the Plummer Memorial Hospital on Friday January 7, 2005. Beloved husband and best friend of Josephine. Loving father of; Emilio (AnneMarie), Gina Coutu (Jamie) all of Sault Ste. Marie and Anthony of London. Cherished Nonno of; Joseph and Melissa Del Basso and Christopher and Christina Coutu. Dear son of the late Stefano and Emilia Del Basso. Brother of; the late Ralph Del Basso (Emilia) of Sault Ste. Marie, Alfonso Del Basso (Elsa) of Italy, the late Nicola Del Basso, MariaSista Del Basso (late Antonio Masella) and Anna Della Ratta (late Carmello) all of Italy. Brother-in-law of; Rosetta Smith (late Bill), Achille Perri (late Nella) and Tony Salamone (Charlotte). Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews in Sault Ste. Marie and Italy. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Gregory’s Church on Tuesday January 11, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment at a later date. Memorial donations made to the Sault Area Hospital (Cancer Care Fund) would be appreciated by the family.
"A Letter To My Father"
Dad, this is to let you know that even though you have gone far away to a beautiful place, your spirit will always remain as close to my heart as can be.
You've inspired us with your courage...,
You've taught us how to love..
Your strength will be instilled in all of us..
You'll guide us from above..
I'll remember all that you've taught me...
And the values I will cherish...
I'll try to adopt your wisdom...
Your words will never perish.
Thank you dad for all of the wonderful years with you. I promise I will carry out the morals and values you've taught me.
We love you. - Anthony
Barsalou (Scali), Rose
On Thursday, January 22, 2004 at the age of 85 years. Loving wife of the late Eugene (Frenchie). Dear mother of; Bob (Lorraine), Lucille Chiappetta (John), Ed (Patricia), Eva Psota (Frank) and Linda Ledgerwood (Bob) of Stoney Creek. Loving Nana of; Abbie (Sherry), David, Chris (Melanie), Vicki, Ed, Amy, Erin, Jennifer and Jeffrey. Great-grandmother of Johnathan and Britney. Sister of; John Scali (Irene), Amelia Bumbaca (Joe), Abbie Scali (Rena), the late Joseph and Norma Scali and the late Louis and Mary Scali. Sister-in-law; of Theresa (Olive), David, Beatrice (Lawrence), late Florence, late Ida, late Edna, late Ernie (Joan) and the late Adalard. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home on Monday January 26, 2004 from 12:00 noon until time of funeral service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Norman Fortier officiating. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial donations made to Camp Quality-Northern Ontario or the St. Veronica’s Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Balfour, David Jr.
At the Plummer Memorial Hospital on Friday January 16, 2004 at the age of 39 years. Beloved son of Elma and Dave Sr. Dear father of David A.J. Balfour of Hants County, Nova Scotia (and his mother Shirley). Very loving brother of Audrey Nolan and Scott Balfour (Jennifer). Uncle of Andrew and Jessica Nolan and Meghan Balfour. Nephew of Betty and Ian Miller. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home (942 Great Northern Road 945-7758) on Monday January 19, 2004 from 12 noon until time of funeral service in the Chapel at 2 pm with Reverend Frank Parsons officiating. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Sault Area Hospital Cancer Care Fund or to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.
Passed away peacefully in her sleep at the F.J. Davey Home on Saturday, August 5, 2006; Gilberte Charron-Atkinson at the age of 87 years. Dear wife of the late Hubert Charron and the late Thomas Atkinson. Loving mother of Suzanne Charron-Greco (Raymond) and Marc Charron. Grandmother of Christine Greco, Nicholas Bedard and Jody Greco (Louise). Gil had a passion for golfing, curling, playing her piano and travelling. At Gil's request there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations made to the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to Dr. A. Cziffer and the staff at the F.J. Davey Home for their thoughtfulness and care of Gil. Arrangements entrusted to the Northwood Funeral Home.
Peacefully after a courageous struggle with her family by her side on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at the Sault Area Hospital. Dear wife of the late Carmelo. Loving mother of Francesca Fascina-McClain (Kirt), Giuseppe 'Joe', Roberto 'Rob' and Giovanni 'John'. Proud Nona of Lita. Daughter of the late Giuseppe and Maria DeMarco. Dear sister of Rita Caria (late Eugenio) of Italy, Frank DeMarco (Adelina), Yolanda Belsito (Rodolfo), Luigi DeMarco (Maria) of Italy, Eda Briglio (Luigi), Aldo DeMarco (Antonietta), Orlando DeMarco (Santa) and Rinaldo DeMarco (Avanina). Sister-in-law of Albert Fascina (Maria), the late Antonia Fascina (late Paolo), the late Pietrina Castagnia, Pietro Fascina (Betty), Giovanni Fascina (Concetta) of Germany, Angelo Fascina of Italy, Lidia Fascina and Mike Fascina (late Jane). Special aunt of many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Veronica's Church on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Ron Ambeault officiating. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial donations made to the Sault Area Hospital Renal Dialysis Care Fund would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to Dr. Berry, Dr. Berg and the wonderful staff from Complex Care and Renal Dialysis Unit.
Perri, Giuseppe 'Joe'
It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Joe on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at the age of 65 years. Beloved husband of Enrica for nealy 40 years. Dearly loved father of Carmine (Darlene), Janet Wardle (Dave) and Marsha Baker (Chris). He was a loving Nono to Joseph and Maia Perri, George and Lucas Baker and Samantha, Alicia and Erika Wardle. Joe, born September 21, 1940 in Catanzaro, Italy was the son of Antonietta and the late Carmine Perri and son-in-law of Ida and the late Gabriele Provenzano. Dear brother of Achille (late Stella), Silvio (Sandra), Theresa and Egidio 'Eddy' Perri and dear brother-in-law of Anthony and Silvana Nelli. Special Zio to Amanda and Stephen Nelli, Chris, Daniel, Celeste, Julia, James and Andrea Perri. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Gregory's Church on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Monsignor Victor Amadio officiating. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial donations made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Gregory's Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. The Perri family wishes to express their appreciation to the individuals who stopped to help at the scene of the accident, the paramedics, the fire department and the Ontario Provincial Police. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to the doctor and staff at Matthew's Memorial Hospital in Richards Landing for the excellent care and support. He lived his life with love and compassion. He was a role model to all of us.
Clement, Julien 'Jules'
Peacefully passed away at the Extendicare Van Daele with his wife and family at his side on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at the age of 82 years. Beloved husband of Gemma for over 62 years. Loving father of Ivan, Caroline Edwards, Nick (April), Gilbert (Susie) and Vivian Paiano (Tony). Cherished grandfather of Camee, Allissia, Nathaniel, Stephanie, Julia, Baron, Jasmine, Hannah, Julien, Seth and Blythe. Dear brother of the late Germaine Cormier, late Cecile Cormier (late Hector) (Louis Frenette), Jeanne Guertin (late Royal), Flora Morin (late Roland), Gerry Clement (Sally), Marcel Clement (Claire), late Elmire Lefave (late Jean), Alice Abbott and Rheal Clement (Cathy). Brother in law of Opal Litalien (Adrien), Georgine Landry (late Bernard), Alexandre Kearney (late Blanche), Elenore Kearney, Edwidge Bernard (Paul), late Esther Landry (late Philippe), late Patrick Kearney, late Therese Savoie (late Guilmond), and the late Rose Bouchard. Jules is survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home on Monday, August 7, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral and Committal service from the Chapel on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Rev Norman Fortier officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Sault Area Hospital Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family.
Kerhanovich, Mary Catherine
We regret to announce the passing of Mary Kerhanovich at the General Hospital on Saturday, January 31, 2009. Wife of the late George Kerhanovich. Loving companion of Earl Meyers for the past 33 years. Dear mother of George (Donna), John (Carol) and the late Richard (late Peggy). Cherished Nana and Grandma of Marnie, John Michael, Cassandra, John Wesley and Cliff (C.J.). Sister of Catherine Giffen (Garth) of Gore Bay, late Bill Lewis, late Arden Lewis, late Ina Breathat, late Doreen Granger all of Manitoulin Island and the late Madeline Holowack of Waterloo. Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. A private family service was held at the Northwood Funeral Home . Memorial donations made to (A.R.C.H.) Algoma Residential Community Hospice would be appreciated by the family.
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loved ones at the Sault Area Hospital on Tuesday, February 3, 2009; Mary Girardi at the age of 69 years. Loving wife and best friend of Louis Girardi for 45 years. Wonderful mother of Steven (Joette), Martin (Rachel) and Gary (Paula). Proud Nona of Megan, Lauren, Michael, Christopher, Matthew and Jack. Daughter of the late Stella and Tony Gariano. Sister of Joe Gariano (Adeline) and Connie Mammarella (Ralph). Sister-in-law of Antoniette Zanatta (late Corrado), Noris Ragogna (John) and Donella Gabriel (Joe). Mary will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at St. Jerome Church at 10:00 a.m. with Father James Rent officiating. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial donations made to the Down Syndrome Society of Sault Ste. Marie or SAH - New Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Sault Area Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family on Monday, February 2, 2009 Anne passed away at the Sault Area Hospital at the age of 66 years. Beloved wife of 42 years to Ron. Best friend and devoted mother of Michael Hill (Nancy) and Lori Young (Faron). Loved Baba of Farren, Anthony (Theresa) and Tyler (Jewel) Young, Sarah (Joe), Ashley and Michelle. Great grandmother of Ryan, Anya and Greyson. Beloved cousin and best friend of Stafie Ochman. Sister of Stanley Cizinoski and special aunt to Tony and Sherry. A funeral service will be held at the Northwood Funeral Home on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor John Kaminski officiating. Spring interment at Woodland Cemetery, Wawa, Ontario. Memorial donations made to the Sault Area Hospital Cancer Care Fund would be appreciated by the family. Anne's family wants to thank Dr. David Walde and Nursing Staff of Oncology for their care and commitment to Anne.
Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 2, 2009 at the Great Northern Nursing Centre. Son of the late Samuel and Lilian LaFleur. Father of Sherry Bibeau (Clarence) and Kevin LaFleur (Jodi). Grandfather of Lee, Shawn, Nathan, Courtney and Nicki. Brother of Bruce LaFleur (Ann), Brian LaFleur (Sharon), Lionel LaFleur (Glorianne), Linda Baber (Brian), Irene Royal (Gord) and predeceased by Raymond, Leroy and Gerry LaFleur. Lorne will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. At Lorne's request there will be no services. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Many thanks for the wonderful care provided by the nurses and staff at Great Northern Nursing Centre. Arrangements entrusted to the Northwood Funeral Home .
Snider, George Edward
Forever in our hearts. George passed away with family by his side on Thursday, January 29, 2009 in his 90th year. George has gone to join his beloved wife Doris (January 7, 2008). 'Dad' to Jack Hill (Earla) and Sandra Faiola (late Leo) of Toronto. 'Poppa' to Dean Hill of Toronto and Curt Hill (Jade Mollerup) of Vancouver, Tanya Groves (Barry) and Doug Faiola (Gail) both of Toronto. Poppa George to several great and great-great grandchildren. Dear brother of Dorothy Kerr (late Robert) of Manitoba, Phillip (Mary) of Ottawa and predeceased by two brothers Victor and William. Brother-in-law to Stella Comer (Charlie Erlitz) of Amery, WI. Special uncle to several neices and nephews. George was a Troop Sergeant in the First Special Services Force (The Devil's Brigade) 1941-1946. At George's request there will be no funeral services. Cremation entrusted to the Northwood Funeral Home . Memorial donations made to Sault Area Hospital or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Thank you to Dr. P. Chow for his care.
Bedell, Frederick William
(April 6, 1930 - January 30, 2009)
It is with many saddened hearts that the family of Fred Bedell affably, handed him up to heaven where he was greeted by his daughter Shawna. Never has there been a man of such strength, pride, honour and love who influenced the lives of so many. With his wife and children by his side, Fred was eased from his suffering with an abundance of love. He will forever be missed by Elizabeth Bedell, who was not only his best friend but his wife of 58 years. Incredibly proud and supportive father to 5 sons and 9 daughters, Jim (Shari), Bill (Karen), Lois Courschene (Dave), Sandra McFarling (Bill), Kim Yukich (late Brian), Debbie Black (Walter), Judy, Fred Jr. (Sonja), Terry (France), Mary Febbraro (Gino), Tim (Candace), Betty Jo Black (Don), the late Shawna Bedell-Riley (Scott) and Dawn Marie Leonard (Jody). Fred was an outstanding grandfather of 43 and great grandfather of 24. Fred also left 'Deep Tracks' in the hearts of many friends he collected throughout the years especially his furry pal Little Bear. Friends may call at Northwood Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service in the Chapel on Wednesday February 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with Monsignor Victor Amadio officiating.. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Our family would like to offer many thanks to the wonderful staff at the SAH in particular 'His Girls' at Renal Dialysis and specific thanks to the dedication that Dr. Berry generously gave to Fred and each family member through the battle we all endured for the past few years. 'A Father, a Friend, a Teacher and Leader-the strongest man we ever knew and will never forget.'