Evaline Grace (Ross) Skipper
SKIPPER, Evaline Grace (Ross) - September 21, 1914 – February 12, 2007. At the Tufford Nursing Home, St. Catharines on Monday, February 12, 2007 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Russell George Skipper (November 11, 1990). Loving mother of Nancy Iliffe (Marty Drenth), Marilyn Skipper, Shirley (Jack) Brisebois and special mom of David Iliffe. Predeceased by infant daughter Carol Elaine Skipper (1945). Grammie will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Chad (Denise), Todd (Alexandria), Wes (Jenny) and Elaine and by her great grandchildren Kierra, Logan, Matthew, Jacob and babygirl on the way. Predeceased by 6 sisters and 1 brother. Evaline will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. She was born in Tilbury, Ontario and a long-time active member of Elm Street United Church, Merritton. Evaline's family will receive their family and friends at the LAMB-BOCCHINFUSO FUNERAL HOME, 2 Regent St., Thorold on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in The Lamb Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines. Memorial donations in memory of Evaline to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family.
Robert (Bob) Somerton
SOMERTON, Robert (Bob) - At his home in St. Catharines on Monday February 12, 2007. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland April 14, 1931, Bob served with the Canadian Armed Forces from February 1957 until July 1979 retiring with the rank of sergeant. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving from 1950 - 1952. He is survived by his wife Marie (Kerrivan), daughter Diane Kennedy, son in law Ed Kennedy, a brother Gerry (Marie) of St. John's, Nfld., brother in law Gerald (Mary) Kerrivan. He is also survived by 4 generations of nieces and nephews from the Somerton and Kerrivan families that will miss him. Friends may call at THE WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME 722 Ridge Road North, Ridgeway from 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday. Funeral services in the chapel Thursday morning at 10:30. Interment Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations would be appreciated to The Salvation Army or Tender Wishes.
THOMPSON, Barry - Peacefully on February 12th, 2007 at the Niagara-On-The-Lake Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Annette. Loving father of Warren, Pat (Stacey), Mike (Pamela). Greatest Papa to grandchildren Joel, James, Josh, Bruce, Kayla Rose and Leah Marie. Survived by brother Robert Bruce Thompson of Sask., sister-in-law Sharon Cooper and brother-in- law Gerald Twaddle of Thorold. Barry is survived by his many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and especially by his little pal, Rusty Wallace. Predeceased by parents Henry Lorne and Ruby, sisters Maxine and Geraldine and his brother Austin. Barry was a C.A.W. retiree in 1994. Barry is resting at THE GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton Street in St. Catharines, with visitation on February 14th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Barry's life officiated by The Reverend Lorraine Davis will be held in The George Darte Funeral Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Interment to follow at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Red Roof Retreat Foundation in Barry's honour as per the family's request.
Peter Robert Morrison Birnie
BIRNIE, Peter Robert Morrison - April 28,1914 - February 10, 2007 - At Birnie, long time resident, former mayor and councillor of New Liskeard, and active member of the community quietly passed away in Peterborough where he had relocated last year due to deteriorating health. Pat was predeceased by his beloved wife Hope in 1997. He is lovingly remembered by his only surviving sibling, Helen Sandin. Pat continues to be a visionary and an inspiration to his children; Arnold, Gordon, John, Vurla Birnie- Lefcovitch, Peter, Kathryn Campbell, Douglas and Robert and their spouses Janet, Carolyn, Brenda Bracken, Shelly Birnie-Lefcovitch, Lynne, John Campbell, Cheryl Gallagher and Helena. He did “more with less“ than anyone we know. Pat was a source of love and constant encouragement to his grandchildren and is sadly missed by Andrew and Jane, Martha and Susan, Elizabeth, James and Erin, Anna and Simon, Jordan and Jeremy, Barrie Schultz, Alexandra, Genevieve and Suzanne, Ashley, Victoria, and Louise ; great- grandchildren Chelsey and Samantha, Calum, David and Grace, Anna, Thomas, Gabriel, Owen and Audrey and many nieces and nephews. He provided dedicated and creative leadership in many community organizations including New Liskeard Municipal Council, Northern Ontario Advisory Board for Economic Development, Northeastern Association for Community Living, Temiskaming Board of Health, Temiskaming Children's Aid Society, New Liskeard Minor Hockey Association, St. Paul's United Church and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Temiskaming Masonic Lodge, Nippissing East Grand Masonic Lodge, Oddfellows, Canadian Legion Branch 33, and the Progressive Conservative Party. Pat committed his life to his family, his community and Northern Ontario. In New Liskeard during the nine years after Hope's death, he received care and support from many people but the family particularly thanks Victoria Plante. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the scholarship fund of the Tritown Foundation Box 160, New Liskeard ON P0J 1P0 would be appreciated. Visitation Friday February 16, 2007. Hours 2-4 pm; 7-9 pm. PERRIN FUNERAL CHAPEL, 128 Whitewood Avenue, New Liskeard. Memorial service at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, New Liskeard. Saturday February 17, 2007 at 11 am. “God has you in his care, We have you in our hearts.”
CHIOCCHIO, Bruno - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, surrounded by his loving family at the North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site at the age of 77. Bruno Chiocchio is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Lidia. Loving father of Paolo, Antonietta and Franco. Dear brother of Ivetta Mascioli (Domenico predeceased), brother-in-law of Enzo Chiocchio (Nelia) and Ubaldo Chiocchio (Rosella) . Predeceased by his parents Franco and Domenica Chiocchio. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bruno was born in Cocullo, Italy, March 3, 1929 and came to Canada in 1963, with his new bride and settled in North Bay. He had a rewarding and prosperous career with Trans Canada Pipelines and retired in 1994. Bruno was well known throughout the community and proud of his Italian Heritage. He was a member of the Davedi Club, and had many passions including gardening, his cottage, fixing his fleet of vehicles, especially his Mustang and listening and dancing to his Italian music. Family receiving friends at the McGUINTY FUNERAL HOME, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at the Pro Cathedral of the Assumption, Friday at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association or the Diabetes Socitey would be gratefully appreciated by the family. ' Pace a Bruno e eterno riposo'
GAGNÉ, Ernest (1917-2007) - The family announces with sorrow his death in Sturgeon Falls Sunday, February 11, 2007 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Irène Gagné (née Fournier, predeceased November 15,2005). Loving father of Claude, Lise, Marc, Richard, Roxanne and Carole. Cherished grandfather of Marie-Eve. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Elie, Henri, Lucien, Lucienne, Rosa, Antoinette, Eva, Marianne, Maurice, Jeannot, Gilbert and Théodore. Fondly remembered by his daughters-in law, sons- in law, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Son of the late Joseph Gagné and the late Joanna (née Renaud) Gagné . Mr. Gagné was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a veteran of the Second World War. He was also a member of the Club d'Age d'Or of Sturgeon Falls and active in Le Conseil des Familles Au Château.' The family will receive friends at THÉORT BOURGEOIS FUNERAL HOME in Sturgeon Falls, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday friends may call after 9 a.m. Mass to be held Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 11 a.m. in Sacré-Coeur Church, Sturgeon Falls. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
George Laurence Henderson
HENDERSON, GEORGE LAURENCE 1906 - 2007 Born on the beautiful remote island of Unst, Shetland Islands, Great Britain on December 26th, 1906. Died at home at Empress Gardens, Peterborough on February 12th, 2007 at the age of 100, after a long and very full life. Dear father of Brian (Mary), Perth, Isobel Knowles (Don), Peterborough, and Ralph (predeceased). Married for 67 years to the late Jean Finnigan (Ottawa Valley). Loving grandfather of Tina Bolton, Barbara Huggins, Nicholas Pezoulas (predeceased) and Mike Pezoulas; & great grandfather of Lauren and Katie Bolton, Serena & Nikki Huggins, all of Peterborough. Uncle of many nieces & nephews in Canada and the U.S.A. Brother of David, John and Christina (all predeceased). Orphaned at a very early age, George worked in a Shetland bakeshop from 4 am to 9 am prior to atending school six days a week, from the age of 14 to 18 to earn his journeyman papers and passage to Canada. A veteran of WW2, George served overseas with the RCAF. Later he went on to a very successful career of more than 25 years with the T. Eaton Company. George was a member of several service organizations, including the Kiwanis Club, Scottish Right Masons and the Shriners. He was past thrice illustrious master at Nipissing Lodge No. 20. Always impeccable in manner and dress, George remained steadfast and a gentleman to the end. We shall miss your handsome face and wonderful strength of character our dear Shetlander. Bye Honey! George will be resting at Kaye Funeral Home, 539 George St. N. Peterborough on Thursday, February 15th. Service of remembrance at 1 pm, with visitation 12 to 1 just prior to service. The family extends a very special thank you to owners AON Inc., and to all the wonderful staff at Empress Gardens for providing such a warm and caring home for George over the past eight years.
HURTUBISE, Robert (1993-2007) - The family announces with sorrow his death, Sunday, February 11, 2007 in Sturgeon Falls, at the age of 13 years. Much loved son of Yvon and Michelle (née Rivet) Hurtubise of Sturgeon Falls. Dear brother of Bryanne and Trista, both at home. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his grandparents Madeleine Rivet (late Robert), Marcel and Pierrette Hurtubise all of Sturgeon Falls. Also survived by his great grandmother Yvonne Langlois of Timmins. Robert's memory will live on in the hearts and minds of his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A very affectionate and loving son, he endured with great strength and courage the many trials and obstacles caused by his health issues such as epilepsy and other illnesses that placed many restrictions on his young life. The family will receive friends at THÉORET- BOURGEOIS FUNERAL HOME, Sturgeon Falls, Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday February 15,2007 at 1 :30 in Sacré Coeur Church, Sturgeon Falls. Donations to the Epilepsy Association would be appreciated.
William (Bill) Arthur Rayner
RAYNER, William (Bill) Arthur - Of Temagami, formerly of London. An incredible man who thought he was ordinary except to those who knew him. Suddenly and peacefully at the Temiskaming Hospital, New Liskeard, on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at age 84. Beloved husband of Marjorie (deceased). Loving father of Carole Fones (Stephen) of London and Lenore Rayner of Ottawa. Dear Grandfather of Stephanie Chung (Tony) and Peter Fones. Great- grandfather of Devon and Jeremy. Also survived by his brother Theo. Predeceased brothers and sisters Ken, Les, Gladys, Elsie, and Violet (Vi). Beloved uncle of Bruce, Susan, Roger, Joan, Pat, Jerilou, Jill, Janice, David and Gary. Master of his cherished dog, Ginny.Visitation at the McGUINTY FUNERAL HOME, Friday, February 16th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, February 17th at 11:00 a.m . Cremation to follow. For those who wish, flowers, to commemorate Bill's respect for Mother nature, or memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
Robert Bruce (Bob) Charles
CHARLES, Robert Bruce (Bob) - At the St. Catharines General Hospital on Monday February 12, 2007, in his 71st year. Bob, loving husband of Judy. Dear father of Kelly and her husband Nathan Kortellos and Sean and his wife Tracy. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Aiden, Calvin, Liam, Kennedy and Shayla. He is survived by his brother Jim and his wife Irene. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements. Remembrances to the charity of your choice would be appreciate by the family. Arrangements in the care of PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES (905)682-0474.
Sarah (nee Cadieux) Davidson
DAVIDSON, Sarah (nee Cadieux) - Peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 in her 90th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Peter (1976). Loving mother of Gerald. Precious grandmother of Sharon MacDougall (Dan), Allen (Lisa) and Karen Disher. Beloved great-grandma to Shannon, Craig, Cailee and Wyatt. Friends will be received at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL (39 Court St., St. Catharines 905-685-6584) on Thursday, February 15, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service to take place on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 11:00 am, in the funeral home chapel.
Martha Elizabeth (nee Powers) Jessome
JESSOME, Martha Elizabeth (nee Powers) - On Monday, February 12, 2007. Martha has left us to go to the next level. Beloved wife of Frederick Clifton Jessome Jr. Gentle and loving mother to Frederick, Wendy and Donald (Wanda Shunk). Leaving three beautiful granddaughters; Jessica Jessome, Jenessa and Bethany Jessome. Martha was an avid horsewoman, even as a child growing up across from the Short Hills long before it became a recreational park. Breaking new trails on horseback as well as hiking with her sisters Mary Ann and Ethel. All her siblings Bud, Jean and Bill as well enjoyed the natural beauty that surrounded them. Martha was a member of the Moose Lodge Chapter 640 and also drove a school bus for B.R. Babcock for 25 years. As a mother she instilled in us our love for animals and respect for nature. She was a remarkable woman and human being. Remembered as a kind and loving soul by her siblings Mary Ann Martin, Jean Holder, Bill and Sylvia Powers, Bob and Ethel Simpson and their families. In-laws Lewis Jessome of Nova Scotia, Philip and Donna Jessome of St. Catharines plus her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Charlie and Ada Powers, Albert (Bud) Powers, Lyndi Martin and our loving Aunt Florence (Howard) who took care of the Powers clan when Ada passed away in 1948. Martha will be missed by all the people that she touched in her life. Special thanks to Dr. S. Hartman, Dr. Ramanuskas, Jan and Glenda for all their care and assistance. Also the health care nurses to ensure her comfort. Cremation has taken place as to honour our mother's wishes. Think of and remember Martha with a smile. Arrangements entrusted to the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL (39 Court St., St. Catharines 905-685-6584).
Archie “Ray“ Mcmillan
McMILLAN, Archie “Ray“ - Peacefully at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, on Monday, February 12, 2007 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Orla Jacqueline (nee Long) (September 3, 1999). Loving father of Donalda “Lorraine“ McMillan (Dr. Ronald Dalton) of Crystal Falls, Michigan, Ewen (Elizabeth Black) of Caledonia, Douglas (Tara) of Stoney Creek, Keith (Rhonda) of Grimsby, Robert (Cathie) of St. Catharines. Cherished grandpa of six grandchildren. Sadly missed by sister Dorothy McEneny (Wesley) and sister in law Edna Shute. Predeceased by sister Margaret Bishop. Visitation at STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB, 11 MOUNTAIN STREET, GRIMSBY (905-945- 2755) on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 10 Mountain Street, Grimsby on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Diabetes Association would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Chester J. Myszak
MYSZAK, Chester J. - Suddenly at home on Saturday February 12, 2007, aged 71 years. Beloved husband of the late Carmel (Coady) and loving father of Moira (Harry Howard). Dear brother of Irene Kesik (Ed). Uncle of Christine Kesik and dear cousin of Helen Kuduk. He will be sadly missed by Margaret, Jerry and John Kulcheckyj. Predeceased by his parents Frances and Joseph Myszak. Chester worked for many years at the former Ontario Paper Co. in Thorold as a chemical engineer, retiring in 1992. He was also a member of the St. Alfred's Roman Catholic Parish. Chester's family will receive friends at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME 585 Carlton Street on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy without mass will be held in the chapel on Friday February 16th, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment Victoria Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Hotel Dieu/Shaver Rehab.
Wladyslaw (Wladz) Urbanski
URBANSKI, Wladyslaw (Wladz) - Our Dad Wladz passed away in the prime of his life, in his 91st year, on Tuesday, February 13, 2007. He is predeceased by his wife Helena of 51 years, who passed away September 5, 1996. He will be forever loved and missed by his daughters Nina and Barbara and sons-in-law Bruce Graham and Steve Ellis. Wladz was born in Kolacin, Poland on March 18, 1916. In 1941 during the war he was imprisoned in Germany where he met his one and only Helena. They married in 1945 and in 1949 immigrated to Canada with their 3 year old daughter Nina. The family settled in Red Lake, Ontario and in 1951 their second daughter Barbara was born. Life in Red Lake was idyllic, where Walter honed his deer hunting, fishing and socializing skills, but after 14 years working in the Madsen Gold Mines, it was time to move on. Walter and Helena bought a 10 acre fruit farm in Beamsville, Ontario in 1962 and for the next 12 years he juggled two jobs between farming and General Motors of Canada on the Molding and Casting Production Line. As Team Leader, his strong work ethic helped win several Mark of Excellence Trophies and Awards of which he was very proud. At the age of 70 he retired from General Motors of Canada and finally reaped the rewards of his hard work. Over the next 20 years he enjoyed enlarging his garden from year to year: 80 pepper plants, 40 tomato plants, 8 foot beanstalks on hockey sticks, countless beets, onions, raspberries, blackberries; he tried to compete with his daughter Nina for asparagus plants, but did not succeed. He also enjoyed wine making and was known to add vodka to improve the flavour, but always denied this. Hunting rabbits, fishing, gathering wild asparagus, wild berries, wild mushrooms and taking 10 km walks along the Welland Canal were also part of his retirement years. He also “babysat“ Nina's pooch Rascal, under great protest, with whom he had a love-hate relationship. At age 85 he was known to clear the snow from his neighbours driveways with his snowblower. And always there was Helena, the love of his life; she gave his life purpose. Wladz was truly one of a kind, a rare character who loved life, the “occasional“ drink, loved to dress up and loved the ladies, especially Halina Grochot, Nancy Wallace and Enid Graham and was always a gentleman. He was very generous with his wine and produce; always inviting his friends, strangers and neighbours, especially Bill Weerheim, for a drink or two and some Polish sausage. No one will ever forget his steel-grip handshake. He celebrated his 90th birthday at his favourite pub, Apply Granny's in Lewiston, New York, where his favourite bartender Dave brought out his birthday cake. The last 6 months have been especially difficult for our Dad, however, he maintained his good spirits and his positive attitude. Throughout this time his friends, Kazimierz Pundyk, Halina Grochot, Bill Weerheim, Ursula Goralski, Stella Legucka and his Godson Teddy Pundyk never forgot him, visiting regularly. The family thanks these very caring people and are grateful for their constant support. Walter Urbanski is resting at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 585 Carlton St. until Friday at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 11 a.m. with Rite of Committal in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Visiting Hours Thursday 6:30-9 p.m. Vigil Prayers for Walter will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 7 p.m. Memorial Remembrances can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation if so desired.
CHIOCCHIO, Bruno - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, surrounded by his loving family at the North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site, at the age of 77. Bruno Chiocchio is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Lidia. Loving father of Paolo, Antonietta and Franco. Dear brother of Ivetta Mascioli (Domenico predeceased), brother-in-law of Enzo Chiocchio (Nelia) and Ubaldo Chiocchio (Rosella). Predeceased by his parents Franco and Domenica Chiocchio. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bruno was born in Cocullo, Italy, March 3, 1929 and came to Canada in 1956 where he resided for six years. He returned to Italy and two years later, in 1963, came back with his new bride and settled in North Bay. He had a rewarding and prosperous career with Trans Canada Pipelines and retired in 1994. Bruno was well known throughout the community and proud of his Italian heritage. He was a member of the Davedi Club, and had many passions including gardening, his cottage, fixing his fleet of vehicles, especially his Mustang and listening and dancing to his Italian music. Family receiving friends at the McGUINTY FUNERAL HOME, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption, Friday at 10 a.m. Entombment at All Saints Mausoleum.As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association or the Diabetes Society would be gratefully appreciated by the family. 'Pace a Bruno e eterno riposo'