Passed away peacefully at the F. J. Davey Home on Monday, February 9, 2009 at the age of 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Tommaso Caputo. Dear mother of Nicola (Pina), Orlando (Ines), Aldo (Rosina), Robert (Rose), Gino (Carole), John (Cathy) and Anna Wilkinson (Peter). Loving grandmother of 18, great grandmother of 9 and soon to be 10. Sister of the late Ursula Chiarello (late Francesco), late Bruno Bossio (late Anna), late Paulino Bossio (late Fenice), late Filistina Coccimiglio (late Antonio), late Esterina Fata (Guerino, wife Angelina) and Emma Caputo (Alberto). Carmela will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home on Thursday, February 12, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. then to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for funeral mass at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Eric Pannike officiating. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the F. J. Davey Home would be appreciated by the family.
Baxter, Erling L.
(November 14, 1922 - February 7, 2009)
Passed away at the Sault Area Hospital on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Dearly loved husband of Margena 'Bubbles' (nee Grant). Caring and loved father of Gerry (Blanche) of Sault Ste. Marie, Greg (Lynda) of Granum, Alberta, Paul (Suzanne) of High River, Alberta and Heather (Rick) of Fernie, B.C. Erling was born and raised in Tehkummah Township, Manitoulin Island. Son of the late Thomas and Johanna Baxter. Survived by his sister Helen Wilson (late Burton) of Arnprior, his brothers Hugh (Grace) of Sault Ste. Marie and Max of Manitouwaning, Ontario. Predeceased and respected by his brothers and sisters Melvin, Henry (Maxine), Florence Blackburn (Lloyd) of Little Current and baby brother Jimmy. Erling was the caring and loved grandfather to 10 grandchildren and great grandfather of 8. He was respected and loved by numerous nieces and nephews and their spouses. Erling worked for over 30 years as Chief Stationary Engineer at Great Lakes Forest Research Centre. At Erling's request a private family service was held at the Northwood Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 with Pastor Jim Moffatt officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment at a later date. Memorial donations made to A.R.C.H. (Algoma Residential Community Hospice) would be appreciated by the family.
Trbovich, Mary (nee Paskvan)
Passed away at the Sault Area Hospital on Saturday, February 7, 2009 in her 90th year. Wife of the late Michael Trbovich. Dear mother of George (Patti) of Sault Ste. Marie and Monica Massicotte (Bob) of Tecumseh, Ontario. Grandmother of Tara and Jonas, Mone and George Jr. Trbovich and Adam and David Massicotte. Sister of Mildred Ciferri (late Albert). Sister-in-law of the late Nick Trbovich (Mary), late Danny Trbovich (late Rita) and the late George Trbovich. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Special aunt to Christine and Karla. At Mary's request a private family funeral was held at the Northwood Funeral Home. Cremation followed. Memorial donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Zubel, Frank George
Passed away at the Sault Area Hospital - Plummer Site on Wednesday, February 11, 2009. Beloved husband of Jackie. Dear father of Jennifer Zubel (Mike) of Sudbury. Loved and respected step-father of Terry Addison (Jill) of Tilbury, Ontario, Tim Addison and Darrin Addison of Sault Ste. Marie and Erin Addison of Whanipitae. Frank will be sadly missed by his grandson Jacob whom he loved dearly and grandchildren Kayla and Darrin Jr. Addision and Brittany Lawrence. Loving son of Joyce Zubel of Abbotsford, B.C. Dear brother of Richard and Marc (Brenda) of Abbotsford, B.C. and Miriam Archibald (Hal) of Tremonton, Utah. In keeping with Frank's wishes a private family funeral service was held at the Northwood Funeral Home with Mr. Len Lewis officiating. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Algoma District Cancer Program would be appreciated by the family.
'A man is loved not for how tall he stands,
but for how often he bends,
to help, comfort and teach.'
Harten, Leonard James
Went home to be with the Lord in his 85th year on Sunday February 15, 2009 after a short battle with cancer. Devoted, loving husband of Elizabeth “Toots” Harten (nee Bonnee). Son of the late James (Jim) Harten MM and Sarah Harten (nee MacRae). Step-son of Beatrice Harten (nee Adams). Step-brother of the late Betty Horbituk (Bill). Uncle of Steven and Alison Horbituk, James and Mary Jane Horbituk, Robert and Mary Horbituk and his niece Elizabeth Horbituk. Great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Leonard will be missed by his friends at the restaurants, Yolanda’s, Dixon Hills and his loving neighbours Jerry and Edith, David and Rita and Gerry. As well as cousins Roy and Laura Harten, daughters Sarah, Mandy, Beth and Emma and the staff of the FJ Davey Home—Apple Orchard third floor. Leonard served as an Able Seaman in the Canadian Merchant Navy during World War II. He will be remembered for his fine workmanship at Soo Tinsmiths and Roofers which he owned along with Tom Simons of Richards Landing. Summers were spend working alongside his wife Elizabeth in the family owned tourist complex—Bonnee’s Pine Island Resort. In his leisure time he liked to fly the skies over the North Channel in his Piper Cub and boat and fish in his Courtney craft. Leonard was a dedicated servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and worked effortlessly for His church, Our Saviours Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sault, Canada until its closing. Friends may call at Northwood Funeral Home on Wednesday February 18, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral service in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend John Schnose of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sault, Michigan officiating. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. A luncheon will be held following the graveside service in the lower lounge of the Northwood Funeral Home. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Special thanks to the dedicated, loving and exemplary staff of the General Hospital 200Y, Plummer Complex Continuing Care Unit and the Plummer Palliative Care Unit.
Drebit, Robert 'Bobbie Dee'
We regret to announce the passing of our father, suddenly at the Sault Area Hospital on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at the age of 69 years. Dear father of Dean Drebit, Jennifer Drebit (fiancé Mike) and Rhonda Drebit. Special grandfather of Christina Roshinksy, Iseah Giroux, Whytney Drebit and Kimora Leigh King and great-grandfather to Alexandra May and Morgan. Son of the late Mary Ruth Montgomery and John Ivan Drebit. Brother of Sandra Penfold (late Gerry). Bobbie Dee will be fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews, friends and fellow musicians. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. George Wright officiating. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
Foster, Doris Margaret
After a wonderful life Doris passed away at the Van Daele Nursing Home on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at the age of 85 years. Mother of Martin (Marie), Anne Smithers (Jim), Glen (Denise) and Craig (Nancy). Loving grandmother of Alison Pearson, Lesley Smithers, Lucas, Jessica, Brittany, Kelsey, Nicole, Ayrton, Emerson and Cooper Foster. Great grandmother of Lizzie, Heather and Emma Pearson. Following a career as a draftswoman, Doris became a respected Northern Ontario artist. Friends are invited to a come and go 'Celebration of Doris' Life' on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Algoma. At Doris' request, a private family service will be held. Memorial donations made to the Algoma Art Society or Art Gallery of Algoma would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the 4th floor staff at Extendicare Van Daele. Arrangements entrusted to the Northwood Funeral Home.
Henson, Gerald 'Gerry' Jack Henry
Peacefully at home, after a battle with cancer fought with great courage and strength, Gerry was ushered into the hands of God on Sunday, February 22, 2009, surrounded by family at the age of 61 years. He was the loving and devoted husband of Pauline (nee Loewen) for 37 years. Beloved and respected father of Les Henson (Mary Ann Robert), Krystena Jorgensen (Bob Whyte) and Joni Henson (John Beadle). Grandpa to Rachel Henson, Eric and Scott Jorgensen (father Chris Jorgensen). Son of the late Jack Henson and Caroline (nee Tregonning) Henson. Brother of Audrey McLeod (Glenn), Barry (Marsha), Ron (Myrna), Alice Bruce (Phillip) and the late Carolyn Parker (Gary). Son-in-law of the late Henry and Marie Loewen. Brother-in-law of Thomas Loewen (Margaret), Ruth MacInnes (Frank Haywood), Victor Loewen (Lynda Gagnon), David Loewen (Jane), Elisabeth Schloo (Andreas) and Julia Schloo (Daniel). Gerry will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. He was greatly admired by his staff and colleagues at St. Marys Paper Corp., where he worked as manager and Chief Financial Officer since 1985, a job he loved and took on with devotion. Certified General Accountant, he was past chair of the Sault Ste. Marie Chapter of CGA Ontario, with whom he served as a volunteer for many years. Family and friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home on Friday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 and in the evening from 7:00 to 9:00. Funeral Service at Bethany Baptist Church (1074 Second Line West) on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Mills officiating. Spring interment at Sands Cemetery, Mount Zion Flats near Ophir. The family would appreciate memorial donations be made to Teen Challenge North (which Gerry sponsored with great passion) or to the Autism Society (in honour of his eldest grandson Eric). Special thanks to Bayshore nurses Leo and Jenn, ostomy nurses Mary and Sandi, Dr. Keith and Dr. Walde and to the dedicated and caring staff of the oncology floor and the cancer unit for the exceptional care they gave Gerry over the last year.
Who is off on another journey and is supported, as always, by his family. Alfred left on Monday, February 23, 2009. Loved by his wife Lorraine. Dear father of Donovan (Andrea), Leslie (Joseph) and Chelsey (Jordan). Brother of Florence Bouchard (Gerry), Raymond (Carmel) and pre-deceased by Catherine. Brother-in-law to Rejeanne Santoro (Eugene), Diane Semeniuk (Adrian), Joanne Phillips (Dan), Paul Carrier and Carole Frech (Rob). Son-in-law of René and Rose Carrier. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Alf's special spirit has touched many. Their hearts and love are with us. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial service in the Chapel on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Vincent Fiore officiating. Memorial donations made to the Sault Area Hospital - Cancer Care Fund or A.R.C.H. (Algoma Residential Community Hospice) would be appreciated by the family.
COUGHLIN, Joan - After a courageous battle with cancer she entered peacefully into the care of her Lord on Monday, October 23, 2006 at St. Catharines General Hospital. She leaves behind her husband Joseph, her daughter Dawn, her son Terry and grandchildren Amber-Rai, Andrew, Brendan and Joshua, her sister Joyce (John) Edge, brothers David (Julie) Smith and Lloyd (Joyce) Smith and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Coughlin is resting at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 585 Carlton St. where family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
GEBE, Edith - Peacefully on Monday, October 23, 2006 at St. Catharines General Hospital. Wife of her first love and husband Les who vowed to take good care of her always and has for 64 years. She will be terribly missed by her three girls who she loved unconditionally, Diane Tremblay- Gebe, Linda (Bob) Hewitt, Debbie (Ted) Kretz. She gave us life, security, little secrets and her favourite, a little whimsy. Mom is survived by brother Bob Bartlett, and brothers-in-law Bill (Kathy) Gebe and Charlie (Luba) Gebe. She was predeceased by many family members, but was inconsolable to lose her only grandson, Landon. Mom was a giving person who gave to anyone struggling, Women's Place, Diabetic Society, Salvation Army. Mom had an expertise arranging beautiful flowers that she gave to friends and neighbours. She would thoughtfully send little cards to others “just because“. The family is grateful that Dr. Curly came into her life. We thank him for his wisdom, understanding and compassion for the elderly and their families. The nurses in Palliative Care helped keep mom comfortable and free from pain. Thank you. Family will receive friends at GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 585 Carlton St. on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Donations can be made to St. Catharines General Hospital Palliative Care or Women's Place (St. Catharines ).
Catherine Kathleen (Nee Kozub) Isaac
ISAAC, Catherine Kathleen (Nee Kozub) - The Grande Dame of our lives has moved up in the world and joined the angels. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Kay Isaac at King Gardens Retirement Home Mississauga on Sunday October 22nd at the age of 83. Kay was predeceased by her husband Charlie Isaac. She is lovingly remembered by Vera Isaac (Stan), George (Jennifer) Isaac, Jo-Anne (Carl) Copeland and Dianne Lalonde . She will be deeply missed by her two grandchildren Charles Copeland and Jessica Eaman. She is predeceased by her brothers Joe and Mike and her sisters Doris and Mary. She is survived by her sister Vera and sister in law Ruby. Kay (Auntie Cassie) will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and many friends. Kay was a registered nurse graduating from Hamilton General in 1946. This second to none Florence Nightingale had a long and varied nursing career spanning over 40 years in New York City, St. Catharines, and Brampton. Her skillful nursing care and generous spirit was greatly appreciated by her patients and their families. When her batteries needed recharging she sought refuge in the sunny climes of Antigua where her second family affectionately refers to her as Auntie Kay. Artistically talented, she sent ceramic angel creations around the globe, fashioned silver trays and performed sewing miracles. She also found time to be a prize winning gardener and prize winning deep sea fisher woman. She will be most remembered for her love of dancing and bingo and her warm and loving home that provided refuge for many a tender/wayward student. Despite being crippled by the adversity of heart attacks, neurological disease and broken bones she maintained her indomitable spirit and joy for life. Kay was an active participant in the many activities at King Gardens retirement home, making many friends with the residents and staff. She will be deeply missed by her friends there. The family would like to thank the staff for their excellent care given to Kay over the years. The family will receive friends at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church St. on Thursday October 26th, 2006 from 2- 4 & 7-9 p.m. and on Friday October 27th, 2006 from 11-1. (905-684-6346). We will be celebrating her life on Friday October 27th, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow in Victoria Lawn Cemetery.
JANZEN, Herman - Passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side after a brief battle with cancer on Sunday, October 22, 2006. Predeceased by his wife Mary (February 27, 2006). Herman leaves behind his children, Shirley, and Doug Shelton, Carol Lampman, Herman and Linda Janzen, Dennis and Theresa Janzen and Linda Ratkovsky as well as 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Herman also leaves his beloved companion Christina and her daughter Maria. The family will receive friends at Grace Mennonite Church, 677 Niagara St., St. Catharines on Tuesday, October 24th for one hour, beginning at 1 pm, and prior to the Funeral Service at 2 pm. Interment will follow at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, Sincere thanks to Dr. Sandra Hartman, the nurses and support workers, especially Marion and Elaine, for allowing Dad to die at home in peace and with dignity.
Aline G. Whittaker
WHITTAKER, Aline G. Peacefully at home in the care of her family, on Sunday October 22, 2006. Dear wife for 54 years of Gerry, of Niagara-on-the-Lake; Loving mother of Brian and his wife Diana, of St. Catharines, Susan and her husband David Schmidt, of Israel, and Sharon Whittaker and her husband Peter Rozitis, of Midland; Dear Nannie' of Benjamin Schmidt, Kathryn, Erin, Lidija and Eva Rozitis; Sister of Sr. Solange Poirier, Sr. Gilberte Poirier, Dr. Guy Poirier, Dr. Edgar Poirier and the late Gerard Poirier, Jeanne Boulard, Gaston Poirier, Isabelle Dalphond and Gabriel Poirier; Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Born in Joliette, Quebec, Aline was a resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake for 45 years where she was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Church and C.W.L., the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club, St. Catharines Bridge Club and Niagara-on-the- Lake Computer Club. Aline is at the NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE CHAPEL of the MORGAN FUNERAL HOMES, 415 Regent Street, where her family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday. Vigil will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Cremation to follow with private family Rite of Committal of cremated remains at Niagara Lakeshore Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a memorial donation to the A.L.S. Society. Online guest register at www.morganfuneral.com Do not mourn for me, For I have not left you. Look in the eyes Of my children and grandchildren And you will find me there. Helen Keller
Lotar Fritz Zenner
ZENNER, Lotar Fritz PhD - On Monday October 23, 2006. Doctor Lotar Zenner of St. Catharines in his 80th year. Loving father of Zane Zenner of St.Catharines and Leta and her husband Tim Morabito of Welland. Dear grandfather of Timara and Alix Morabito. By his request private family services have taken please. Special thank you to Dr. Nancy Fung and Cheryl Arsenault, Nancy Solohub of St. Elizabeth Home Care and all the Para Med staff for their support and care.
John and Bernice Bolibruck - In Memoriam
BOLIBRUCK, - In loving memory of two wonderful parents, John Oct. 22, 1977 and Bernice Oct. 24, 2006. We can't have the old days back, When we were all together, We only have the memories Of the Mom & Dad, we loved so much! - Always in our hearts, love Joanne, Jim & Patti.