ROSE, Lynda - Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Friend, Nurturer of Spirit, Weaver, Memory Maker, Lover of Life. Born September 30, 1944, in Prince Rupert. Died December 7, 2006, in Toronto. Lynda Rose was a weaver. Not by trade and not of fabrics, but of hearts and lives. She saw the beautiful threads in people and gently tugged them out of their tangle of self-doubt, fear, and anger. She showed us other shining threads we possessed and helped us to create for ourselves a tapestry to be proud of. The tools she used were love, support, wisdom and kindness. When her three daughters moved into their own homes, Lynda bought each a toolbox. She said, “It is important to be capable; to have these tools and to know how to use them.” She filled these toolboxes with everyday tools needed around the house. She showed the girls how to use them and said, “If there are any other tools you need, ask me and I will do my best to make sure you get them.” In amongst the tools you could find other things Lynda had put into her daughters' boxes: love, strength and confidence. Lynda always believed in helping others. In 1972, as a young married woman with daughters of her own, Lynda felt blessed with abundance and wanted to share these blessings with others less fortunate. She became a foster parent. Over the next 15 years she opened her heart and home to many teenagers on whom society had already given up. Lynda taught them how to believe in themselves and how to love and laugh again. She instilled a joy of life and a kindness to others. She would advise, “Before saying anything, ask yourself, ”Is it true? Is it kind? Is it helpful?” After her first marriage of 23 years ended, Lynda pursued a career of caring through nursing. In 1986, she achieved the highest mark in Ontario in her RN Licensing Examinations and then earned her BSc.N at Ryerson. Successively, she was a staff nurse at Doctors Hospital; a public health nurse, working with newcomers to Canada; and a community health officer for Toronto Public Health. Throughout, she loved her work and touched hundreds of lives in her gentle, encouraging, yet practical way. In the Spring of 1987, Lynda met and eventually married her soulmate, Gregory Sass. Theirs was an inspiring marriage based on love, friendship and mutual respect. Together they faced many challenges. In 1993 – 1994, Lynda fought and won a battle with breast cancer. With Greg's support Lynda was able to care lovingly for her own mother, Sally Rose, during Sally's courageous fight with and gracious death from breast cancer. Greg and Lynda also cared for his mother, Dorothea Bierbass, and grieved together after her death at age 90. Throughout all of this, Greg and Lynda were active parents and grandparents. Always rejoicing in joys and sharing in sorrows with their families. Always encouraging and supportive. In 2004, Lynda was diagnosed with colon cancer and underwent surgery. Optimistic that she was cancer free, Lynda and her family embraced life and each other once again. Several months later, the cancer metastasized. Lynda and Greg researched and explored every option, from orthodox to holistic, in their fight for Lynda's life. When her strength ran out, Lynda died at home, cared for devotedly by Greg and surrounded by loved ones. Lynda was truly a remarkable and inspiring woman. She loved and was loved. She lived in grace. Her hugs, her advice, and her laughter will be deeply missed but Lynda will live on in the bright threads of many tapestries. Jennifer Wilhelm Jennifer is Lynda's youngest daughter.
Dennis (Wise Owl) Scandrett
SCANDRETT, Dennis (Wise Owl) - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday December the 6th at the St. Catharines General Hospital-NHS in his 61st year. Best friend and loving husband of 39 years to his wife Gisele (Cichowicz). Beloved dad of Andrew (Carolynn) of St. Catharines, and Tammy (Randy) LeBlanc of St. Catharines. Proud and loving grandfather of Stacy, Megan and Melanie. Loving son of Rita Scandrett, and son-in-law of Wanda Cichowicz. Brother of Gary, Brian, Paul and families. Brother-in-law of Celine Tomaschewski, Monique Bucko and Anne- Marie Cichowicz and families. Dear friend of Dr. Bob. Predeceased by his father Glen Scandrett, father-in-law Ted Cichowicz and his pal “Spooky“. Dennis' family will receive friends at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME 585 Carlton St. on Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Dennis' life will be held in the chapel Monday December 11th, 2006 at 11 am. Cremation has taken place. If desired memorial donations may be made to Niagara Hospice.
STACKHOUSE, Roy - Suddenly on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 in his 83rd year. Dear father of Annie Jessup, Elizabeth Ooley, Murray Stackhouse all of Edmonton, AB and Brian Stackhouse, of St. Catharines. Loving grandfather of twelve grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Beloved brother of Doreen Sless, of Hamilton. He is predeceased by brother Howard. Remembered by special companion and friend Donna Robins. At the request of Roy there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. BUTLER DUKE STREET CHAPEL 905- 684-2334.
TURCOTTE, Nicole - Suddenly at the Welland hospital with her loving family and friends at her side, on Thursday, December 7th, 2006 Nicole Turcotte of Welland in her 52nd year. Cherished daughter of Pierrette Turcotte (the late Donaldo Turcotte). Dear partner of Gaston Bilodeau. Loving mother of Renée. Dear sister of Claude Ernest Turcotte (Lynne) of St. Catharines, Renald Turcotte (Leanne) of Moncton N.B., Lucie Huot (Gérald) and Marlyn Turcotte both of Welland. She will be sadly missed by her two grandchildren Sabrina and Mackenzie as well as her nieces Suzanne Huot, Madison Turcotte, Chelsea Turcotte and nephew Dale Turcotte. Special thanks to Dr. Findlay, Michelle at the Seaway Mall Clinic, Sandy and the great staff at Welland County General Hospital. Nicky enjoyed socializing and having a great laugh with friends. A celebration of Nicky's life will be hosted by the family at the Club Social 810 East Main St., Welland on Sunday December 10th at 3 p.m. In accordance with Nicole's wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Fonds Foyer Richelieu will be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with the WELLAND FUNERAL HOME, 827 East Main St., Welland.
UNGER, Eugene ~ At the St. Catharines General Hospital on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Margaret (Flatley) Unger. Loving father of Thomas, Brenda, Tanya (Richard) Grieco, Cindy and Margaret (fiancé Steve). Grandpa will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Mathew, Drew, Eric, Jason, Candace and Christopher and by his great grandson Jesse. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held for Eugene at Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 10:45 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the LAMB- BOCCHINFUSO FUNERAL HOME, 2 Regent St., Thorold 905-227-0161.
James William “Jim“ Watson
WATSON, James William “Jim“ - Peacefully with his family at his side at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2006. Loving husband of Wyn; loving father of Kathleen and her husband Selwyn of Yorkshire, England, Patricia and her husband Paul of Fenwick; grandfather of Sally, Rachael, Joanne, Lesley, Emily and James and great- grandfather of 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Dorothy. Survived by his brother- in-law Frank and his wife June, Terry and his wife Janet of England and sisters-in-law Mary and Irene of Winnipeg and Anne of Spain. Jim was retired from Sterling Varnish retiring in 1989, a veteran of WWII serving in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Gibraltar. A member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 24 (H.T. Church). The family will receive friends at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street (905-684-6346) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Please call funeral home for service time. Rite of Committal in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital Foundation.
Margaret Ellen (nee Tait) Bruce
BRUCE, Margaret Ellen (nee Tait) - 1952 -2006 - The family announces with great sorrow her death at the Timmins and District Hospital on Friday, December 8th , 2006 at the age of 54 years. Loving wife of Norman Bruce of Timmins. Dearest mother of Andrew Bruce of Kincardine, Ontario, James Bruce and Robert Bruce both of Timmins. Daughter of Thomas Tait of Kirkland Lake and the late Margaret Tait (Nee Thyne). Sister of Melbourne Tait (wife Barbara) of Langlay, B.C., and Glen Tait (wife Sharon) of London, Ont.. Aunt of Andrea, Cora-Lee, Kimberley and Heidi. Daughter in-law of Doug and Lois Bruce of Ottawa. Sister in- law of Clarke Bruce of Ottawa, Edward Bruce of Calgary and James Bruce (wife Diane) of Ottawa. Aunt to nieces and nephews in the Bruce family. Also survived by her great aunt in-law Airlie Bruce of Port Huron, Michigan. Margaret was born on February 14th, 1952 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario where she spent her childhood. She met her husband Norman in Kingston, Ontario where she was working and he was attending school. They married in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1975. Margaret and Norman lived in various communities and moved to Timmins in 1984 where they raised their family and have since resided. Margaret worked at St. Mary's Hospital and then at the Porcupine Health Unit for 20 years time in the child and family health department. She lived for her children and her husband, they were her number one priority. She had a passion for figure skating and was an avid outdoors woman. She enjoyed canoeing, skiing and bicycling. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 in the CHAPEL of the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME, Fr. Marcus Germaine will be officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Kirkland Lake Cemetery in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, remembrance donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 11th, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. at the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME, 150 Balsam St., S., Timmins. (264- 4444)
Jeannine (nee Martel) Hamelin
HAMELIN,Jeannine (Nee Martel) 1931- 2006 - The family announces with great sorrow her passing at the Timmins & District Hospital on Thursday, December 7th, 2006 at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by her husband Paul Hamelin (1996) and 2 grandchildren David and Jason. Survived by her common-law spouse Paul Portelance. Loving mother of Danny (Jean), Gerry (Trish), Lorraine (Roger) Gauthier, Denise (Dale McBain), Richard (Ida), Kenny (Helene), Robert (Carole), Ronald and Lise Cormier. Dear grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Sister of Gertrude (Ray) Clement,Thérèse Bond and Florence Martel. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. from Miron-Wilson Chapel (Fr. Maurice Magnan officiating). Interment at Timmins Memorial Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends Friday evening, December 8, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. at the MIRON- WILSON FUNERAL HOME, 150 Balsam St. S., Timmins, Ontario (705) 264- 4444.
Robert “Bob“ James Holden
HOLDEN, Robert “Bob“ James - In loving memory of Robert “Bob“ James Holden, 48 years, who passed away Friday, December 8th, 2006 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital- Laurentian Site. Beloved father of Kylie and Clinton. Cherished son of Ken predeceased and Shirley Holden of Sudbury. Loving brother of Bruce (wife Carole) of Hanmer and Sandra (husband Pierre Quenville) of Sudbury. Special uncle of Scott, Christopher and James. Sadly missed by many good friends who were kind and caring to Bob. He was born in Sudbury, worked in Timmins, returned to Sudbury 6 years ago. Bob had 27 years of service with Xstrata Mining. Memorial Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch St. Wednesday, December 13th 2006 at 11:30 a.m. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematoriam. Donations to the Cancer Centre would be appreciated. (Friends may call after 11:15 a.m. Wednesday).
Simone (Nee Carrier) Vieno
VIENO, Simone (Nee Carrier) - 1928- 2006 - The family announces with great sorrow her passing at the Timmins & District Hospital on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by her husband Donald Vieno (2005). Loving mother of Evangeline (Mitch) Gauvreau, Denis (Rachelle) and Richard. Dear grandmother of André (Beverley) Mousseau, Daniel (Tessa) Mousseau, Donald Vieno, Richard Vieno Jr. as well as great grandmother of Lacey Shaver, Robin Mousseau and Sidney Mousseau. Sister of Rose Alma Cté, Jeannette Dubeau, Marie- Ange Levesque, Florence Doiron, Rollande Carrier and Roger Carrier. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Ronald (1998) and her brother Edgar Carrier (1987). Funeral mass will be held on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix Church (formally Notre Dame de Lourdes Church). Interment at Timmins Memorial Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated. The family will receive friends Monday, December 11, 2006 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. at the MIRON- WILSON FUNERAL HOME, 150 Balsam St. S., Timmins, Ontario (705) 264-4444.
CRESSEY, Dorothy May September 1, 1925 to December 10, 2005 Always a smile, instead of a frown, Always a hand, when one was down. Always true, thoughtful and kind, Wonderful memories she left behind. Dearly missed by Ron & Jan Stinson & family.
SMALLWOOD, Howard John In loving memory of a dear husband who passed away December 11th, 2003. There is a bridge of memories From here to heaven above That keeps you very close to me, It''s called the bridge of love. As time goes by without you And the months turn into years, They hold a billion memories And a million tears. To me you were so special, What more is there to say? Except I wish with all my heart That you were here today. The tears in my eyes I can wipe away, But the ache in my heart Will forever stay. Love Always, Roberta
John William Sr. Beaukeboom
BEAUKEBOOM, John William Sr. - Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Sunday, December 10, 2006. John Beukeboom Sr., in his 80th year, was the beloved husband of Tina Kea. Loving father of Bruce and Brooke, John and Sara and Gail and Dale Richards all of Lindsay, Jeff and Sherri of Uxbridge and Brian and Pam of Lindsay and predeceased by his son Gary. Dear father-in-law of Beverley Delenardo. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Baron, Garett, Hailey, David, Gwen, Scott, Brett, Brianna, Matthew, Dale and his wife Cari, Marc and Racheal, Tyson, Brock, Reid, Jordan, Jesse and Carley. Dear brother of Corrie, Janny, Kees and Theo all of Holland and the Rev. Fr. Hans Beukeboom of Brazil and predeceased by his two brothers William and Jerry Beukeboom and by his sister Joanne Nieuwendyk. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Beukeboom will be resting at the STODDART FUNERAL HOME, 24 Mill St., Lindsay on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial from ST. MARY'S CHURCH in Lindsay on Wednesday, December 13 at 11:00 AM. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lindsay. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM. Memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Boys & Girls Club Kawartha Lakes would be appreciated by the family.