Luigi Bruno Ongaro
ONGARO, Luigi Bruno - In loving memory of Luigi Bruno Ongaro, 81 years, who passed away Thursday evening, February 15th, 2007 at the Pioneer Manor. Beloved husband of Lucianna (Bortoluzzi) Ongaro predeceased 1983. Loving father of Giuseppe (wife Shelley) of Sudbury, Robert (wife Lu-Ann) of Mississauga, Frank (wife Lila) of Cookville, Tenn., and Melinda (husband Paul) of Dunchurch. Cherished grandfather of 8 grandchildren and one predeceased. Dear brother of Anastasio Ongaro (wife Gina), Ines Masiero (husband Damiano predeceased), Marcello Ongaro (wife Giannina) all of Sudbury, Adele Camerin (husband Angelo) of France and Gianni Ongaro predeceased (wife Teresa of Sudbury) and brother-in-law Antonio and Giuliana Bortoluzzi of Sudbury. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Born in Treviso, Italy, he worked for 30 years at the INCO Nickel Refinery, retiring in 1983. He was a Life Member of the Caruso Club. Funeral Service in the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St. Monday, February 19th, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Flowers gratefully declined, donations to the SPCA or Heart and Stroke Fund would be appreciated. (Friends may call 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday or after 10:30 a.m. Monday).
FORDE, Iris - After a brief illness at McMaster Medical Centre, Hamilton on Friday February 16, 2007. Beloved wife of the late James Forde (December 20, 2006). Loving mother of Diana, Audrey and Donald (Helen). Proud grandma of Charlotte, Karina, Rylee, Clayton, Matthew and Jillian. Predeceased by her brother Edward Thompson. Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross St., Brantford from 1:00 pm. Saturday February 24, 2007 for a Memorial Service to follow in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Sandra (nee Appel) Laporte
LAPORTE - FRIDAY, Sandra (Nee Appel) - Suddenly at the Brantford General Hospital on Friday, February 16, 2007, in her 61st year. Loving mother of Kathy of Hamilton, Jerry (Deana) of Brantford. Dear grandmother of Natasha and Adam Box, Jeremiah and Aaliyah LaPorte and great - grandmother of Mackenzie. Beloved Daughter of Adam and Polly Appel of Port Franks. Sadly missed by her brothers Ted (Shirley) of Harrisburg and Frank (Betty) of Wainwright, Alberta and sister Rose (Gerry) Schuur of Cayuga. Remembered by her aunt Mary (Jerry) Gregrory of Brantford. She will also be sadly missed by many other extended family members and friends. At Sandra's request cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to the BECKETT - GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Ave. In lieu of flowers donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation would be greatly appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Sandra in the Beckett - Glaves Memorial Forest.
Agnes B. (nee Walter) Selk
SELK, Agnes B. (nee Walter) - In loving memory of Agnes B. (nee Walter) Selk, 77 years, who passed away Friday, February 16th, 2007 at the SRH Memorial Site. She was born in Saskatchewan and married Albert Selk in 1951 in Saskatchewan. A longtime & well loved Hanmer resident Agnes had been a foster mother for the CAS for many years. A Roman Catholic she belonged to St. Kevin's Church. Agnes had been instrumental in bringing the Boy Scouts to the Valley. She enjoyed gardening. A very artistic person she created beautiful crafts and miniature doll houses. Her fiesty and charming personality embraced life and inspired others. She was the testimony of love to her devoted family and many friends. Beloved wife of Albert Selk predeceased 1988. Loving mother of Terry (wife Julie), Tim (wife Karen) and Wendy (husband Marc Proulx) all of Hanmer and Lynn (husband Brad Sagle) of Val Caron. Cherished grandmother of Craig, Correen, Genevieve, Mitch, Ryder, Joey, Shandy, Ryan, Steven, Kyle, Weston and 7 great grandchildren. Dear daughter of John and Veronica Walter predeceased. Dear sister of Dorothy Wurst (husband Alex), Henry (wife Justine) and Charles (wife Marie) all of Saskatchewan. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Funeral Prayers in the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME Hanmer / Capreol Chapel 4605 Michelle Dr., Hanmer Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 at 11 AM. Interment in the Valley East Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5 ; 7-9 PM Tuesday and after 10 AM Wednesday).
Adèle (née Chénier) Guénette
GUÉNETTE, Adèle (née Chénier) - 1926-2007. La famille annonce avec regret son décès à l'Extendicare de Timmins à Schumacher, Ontario vendredi, le 16 février, 2007 à l'âge de 80 ans. Epouse bien-aimée de feu Anselme Guénette (2005). Chère mère de Louise Plamondon (Paul) de Timmins, Joseph Guénette de Inuvik, TNW, Jocelyne Campbell (Ronald) de Delta, Ont., Antoine Guénette, Cécile Guénette les deux de Timmins, Gertrude Tennisco (Mike) de Victoria, B.C. et Henri Guénette (Sylvie) de Timmins. Grand-mère de 19 petits enfants et 4 arrières petits enfants. Soeur de Gabrielle Girard de Timmins, Antoinette Poirier de Timmins et Anna Morel de St. Charles, Ont. Prédécédée par sa fille Rachelle Whalen (2004), ses parents Joseph et Marie Chénier, ses frères Willée et Antoine Chénier ainsi que ses soeurs Éliane Phillion, Hélène St-Jean et Oliva Cté. Adèle était une femme au coeur tendre. Elle pourrait être décrit comme “UNE VRAIE MAMAN“en premier et avant tout. Le service de funérailles aura lieu à 11:00 a.m., mercredi, le 21 février, 2007 dans la CHAPELLE du SALON FUNERAIRE MIRON-WILSON, Père Maurice Magnan sera l'officiant. Incinération suivra et l'inhumation aura lieu à une date future au Cimetière Mémoriale de Timmins avec son époux. Les dons commémoratifs àl'Extendicare de Timmins seront très appréciés. La famille recevra les amis mardi, le 20 février, 2007 de 2-4 et 7-9 p.m. au SALON FUNERAIRE MIRON-WILSON, 150 sud, rue Balsam, Timmins. (264-4444).
Ray Harold Montrose
MONTROSE, Ray Harold 1919 - 2007 - Peacefully Saturday afternoon February 17th, 2007 at the Golden Manor Home For the Aged in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the Late Heidi Montrose ('03) née Bauman. Loving father of Reginald (Brenda) Montrose of Porcupine and Sherry (Mrs. Gerry McQuestion) of Havelock. Cherished grandfather of Jarrod, Scott (Lisa MacKay), Lindsay (Clarence Benoit), Amanda (Chad Young) Montrose and David (Daphne), Sarah and Lisa Schueler. Treasured great grandfather of Lexie & Heidi Young and Cooper & Coen Montrose, Derek Raymond Schueler. Cherished uncle to numerous nephews and nieces. Ray was predeceased by his parents Sophronia (née Ford) and Harold Montrose and brothers Cornelius and Wilburn and a brother-in-law Ben Bauman. Brother-in-law to Helene Bauman, Mary Montrose, Synese (Ernie) Hofmann, Daisy (Stewart) Tyers, and Liz (Norm) Garlick. Ray was born in Harrow, Ontario near Windsor and came to the Porcupine Camp in 1922. He had served overseas with the Canadian Armed Services, Scottish Regiment during the Last Great War. Ray married Heidi Bauman in Timmins in October of 1950.He had been employed by Dome Mines Ltd for 49 years, mainly as a lay-out man in the welding shop until his retirement in April of 1984. During his later years he loved to spend time with his beloved wife Heidi at their camp at the Cache as well as visiting with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He could be found at the Porcupine Mall and Tim Horton's having coffee with the regulars. He was never short for conversation, especially past area history, as any passer-by found out. Ray belonged to the A.O.T.S. Of the South Porcupine United Church and had served on the Board of Stewards. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge G.R.C. AF & AM No. 506, Porcupine Fish and Game for 38 years and the Dome Curling Club for 28 years and a longtime member of the Independent Order Of Foresters. Dad always found time for his family and we will always have fond memories especially family camping trips. Donations received through the funeral home to the South Porcupine Food Bank or the Canadian Red Cross (Home Care Services) will be greatly appreciated by the family. Special thanks to Dr. Auger, Dr. Smith, and all the caring staff at the Golden Manor who graciously looked after our father and those who came to visit him. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held in Stinson Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, February 21st at 11:00am with Rev. Judith Perry officiating accompanied by organist Wendy DeCario. Interment will follow beside his wife in Tisdale Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4pm and from 7 to 9pm at STINSON FUNERAL HOME, 100 Bruce Ave., South Porcupine (705) 235-2900.
Mabel (Cogswell) Smith
SMITH, Mabel (Cogswell) 1906- 2007 - After a lifetime of activity and creativity the centenarian and long-time resident of Iroquois Falls, ON died peacefully at home on February 13th, 2007. The seventh of nine children Mabel was born and raised in the small farming community of Waterville, NB. She often reminisced about life on the family farm and happy times with parents Martin and Elizabeth (Drummond) Cogswell and siblings. She was the last member of the Martin Cogswell Family. When Mabel and family chose to make Iroquois Falls their home they became active members of the community but always maintained connection to family and friends in New Brunswick. Mabel attended St. Marks Anglican Church and for many years an active member of the ACW (Anglican Church Woman). She held the office of DDGM (District Deputy Grand Matron) during the 50 years a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and member of the Rebekka Lodge for 25 years. An avid reader Mabel had a library card that was frequently used during the past 75 years. There was always a book sitting on the table beside her favourite chair. Her taste in books and authors were well known to the library staff. When completing the library's selections of her favourites, staff would order or find others on the shelves that coincided with her tastes. She was often teased that she had read every book in the library. A woman of creative talents and interests she often produced poems from memories of her life and travels or written to commemorate a special occasion for a relative or friend. She loved to cook and trying a new recipe was a challenge. Many tasty meals were created in her kitchen. One of Mabel's favourite past-times was playing bridge and for over 60 years was an enthusiastic participant. With strong convictions on various subjects she would never hesitate to defend her views. At 100 years her interest in community, national and international events never waned. She is survived by son Karl (Sandra) Smith, grandson Daryl (Desiree) Smith, granddaughter Kim (Reg) Marshall, great grandsons Aaron (Jennifer) Montreuil, Adam Montreuil, great granddaughter Angela (J.C. Martens), great-great granddaughter Billie and Mikenah, Bill and Dorothy Barry and fondly remembered and loved by her many nieces and nephews. Husband Ronald and daughters Jean and Marylou predeceased her. Donations received through the funeral home to the I.F. Library or the charity of your choice will be greatly appreciated by the family. A graveside service will be held at the Abitibi Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to STINSON FUNERAL HOME, 100 Bruce Ave., South Porcupine (705) 235-2900.
Robert Taylor “Bob“ Dunn
DUNN, Robert Taylor “Bob“ - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital surrounded by his family on Monday, February 19th, 2007 in his 85th year went to be with his Lord. Beloved husband of Mary Louise Dunn (nee: Shields) for 60 years. Loving father of Frank Dunn, Carol and her hisband Martyn Taylor and Daughter-in-law Dianne Dunn. Robert will be sadly missed by his brother Jack and his family; of Ballywalter, Northern Ireland. Grandchildren Terry and Naomi; of Paris, Ontario, Tara and Ryan; Brantford, Ontario, Tracey and Lee; of Sydney, Australia, Cory, Joanne and Lawson; Halifax, Nova Scotia. Great- grandchildren James and Ocean Dunn. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Ethel Dunn; Belfast, Northern Ireland, his sister Jean (2006), and sister-in-law Myra (2006) also of Ireland. Robert is also predeceased by his granddaughter Kristina (2003) and by his two great-grandchildren Chloe (2003) and Dawson (2000). He was a veteran of World War II, served with the Royal Air Force in England and North Africa, and was employed by the MTO until he retired. Robert was also a long time member of the Rockton Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements have been entrusted to the BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Avenue. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Park Road on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Ronald McDonald House, in Robert's name would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Robert in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.
Donald David Marr
MARR, Donald David - Passed away peacefully in his sleep at BGH, on Sunday, February 18, 2007, in his 83rd year. Don Marr of Maple Grove, predeceased by Helen, beloved wife of 61 years. Loving father of Biff & Marrigjie, Connie & Dennis, Jerry & Patti. Devoted grandfather of Shandra & Tony, Shaine & Melissa, Miranda, Devin, Travis, Belinda, Alen, Matt, and Katelyn, and great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Gillian, Payton and Jessa. Survived by his brother, Alvin, and sister, Margaret Gatward. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Don served as a Stoker 1st Class in Royal Canadian Navy during World War II and was a member of Branch 463 South Brant, Royal Canadian Legion. He worked at Universal Cooler, Brantford Oven & Rack, and the Combine Plant of Massey Ferguson. “Dyno Don“ was a motorcycle mechanic who resuscitated many engines in his garage workshop. Thanks go to caring staff of Hardy Terrace and BGH. Friends will be received at the BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Ave., on Wednesday from 7 - 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Donations would be appreciated, in lieu of flowers, to South Brant Legion, Oakland United Church, or please donate blood - “It's in you to give“. A tree will be planted in memory of Donald in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.
Ronald Lloyd Mcintyre
MCINTYRE, Ronald Lloyd - Passed away February 17th, 2007, in his 62nd year. Father to Jason and Robert (Leslie) Vipond and papa to Taylor and Jami. Son of the late Lloyd and Doris McIntyre. Loving brother of Louise (David) MacKenzie, Allan (Elly) McIntyre, Marjorie Barron and Nancy (David) Howick. Ron will be missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be at the BECKETT - GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Ave. on Wednesday February 21, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow, Oakhill Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation if desired. A tree will be planted in memory of Ron in the Beckett - Glaves Memorial Forest.
Peggy Francis (Reed) Fox
FOX, Peggy Francis (Reed) - September 17, 1924 - February 18, 2007) - Predeceased by loving husband Howard David Reed and infant son, Johnathan. Loving mother of Janet Saunders, Tracy, Mrs. Dale Hover and Lorie Mrs. Jack Vulgamott. Sister of Maurice Fox. Predeceased by her parents Herbert and Elisabeth Fox, sisters Betty, Mrs. Merrill Thompson, Phyllis, Mrs. Clifford Cowdy and brother Herbert Jr. Survived by 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Resting at Goodfellow's Funeral Home, Parham. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Mountain Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Volunteer International Christian Service, a non-profit Canadian organization that sponsors professionals who volunteer in developing countries around the world.
Robert J. Kane
KANE, Robert J. - It is with great sadness, after a courageous battle with cancer that the family of Robert Kane announce his passing on Sunday, February 18, 2007 at the Kingston General Hospital. Beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Lake) and loved father of Gary Robert Kane. Much loved brother of Richard Kane (Mae), Shirley Ritchie (Bill), John Kane (Susan), brother-in- law of Jack Lake (June), Larry Tallen and Marjorie Kane. Predeceased by his parents Mae (nee scott) and Floyd Kane, his brother Wesley, sisters Marie Green and Nadine Tallen. Robert will be missed by his Aunts, Uncles, many nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends and neighbours. At Robert's request there will be cremation with no visitation or service. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (Donations by cheque only please)
PLUMADORE, Bernice - 1919 - 2007. Peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her family at Extendicare on Sunday, February 18, 2007. Bernice Plumadore, predeceased by her parents Tony and Agnes Yanga and son Marty. Loving mother of Lorri, Vancouver, Chris (Keith) of Kingston, Lenny (Ellie) of Toronto. Proud grandmother of Matthew and Ian of Vancouver. Bernice was a devoted and loving mother with a passion for gardening and nature. Thanks to her special friend and caregiver Carolyn Sanborn, and many thanks to the caring staff at Extendicare. In keeping with Bernice's wishes cremation has taken place. There will be a gathering of friends at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Kingston or the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
SEXSMITH, Grant - Peacefully, at the Lennox and Addington County Hospital, Napanee on Monday, February 19, 2007. Lewis Grant Sexsmith of Napanee at age 86. Beloved husband for 62 years, of Shirley Sexsmith (Stewart). Dear father of Rick (Trudy) of Napanee and the late Randy. Loving grandfather of Erin Sexsmith. Brother of the late Kenneth; Alton (Gladys of Napanee) and Faye Aylsworth. The family will receive friends at the WANNAMAKER- TIERNEY FUNERAL HOME, NAPANEE on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Friday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
James Franklin (Jim) Smeltzer
SMELTZER, James Franklin (Jim) - Peacefully after a battle with cancer at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday February 18th, 2007 at the age of 65 years. Beloved husband and best friend for 40 years to Pat. Wonderful father to Jennifer (Brendan) and Deanna (Brad). Cherished grandfather of Abigal and Erin Fielding and Ethan Hudson. There will be no visitation and the funeral service will be private. The family wish to thank all of their friends and neighbours and the staff at the Kingston Cancer Clinic. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations for those who wish to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kingston Humane Society. (Donations by cheque, please.)
Mary Elizabeth Steele
STEELE, Mary Elizabeth - (R.N. K.G.H. 1947; BNSc. Queen's, 1948) - At Extendicare in Kingston on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at the age of 81 years. Mary Elizabeth (Dingwall) Steele is survived by her beloved husband Howard Douglas Steele. Dear mother of Joanne E. Lynch (Bob) of Toronto, Bill of Toronto, Jim (Andra) of Oakville, and John of Kingston. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Kimberly, Brendan, Mitchell, Victoria, Graham, Kristin, and Shannon. Also survived by her sisters Jean Gregory (Ian) of Columbus, Ohio and Margaret McKay (Wally) of Minneapolis, Minnesota and predeceased by two brothers Jim of Cornwall and Bill (Karen) of Toronto. A gentle, creative lady, always willing to help and who excelled in handcrafts. Cremation will take place and a graveside service will be held in the spring in Arnprior. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice and would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie Street), Kingston, Ontario.
Alexander C. 'Alex' Birley
BIRLEY, Alexander C. 'Alex' - At Brantford General Hospital, on Sunday, February 4, 2007, of Paris, and formerly of R. R. # 2 Paris, in his 80th year. Beloved brother to Chuck (the late Mary); loved uncle to several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Mary Birley, brothers, Cecil and William and a sister Audrey. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at WM. KIPP FUNERAL HOME, 184 Grand River St. N. Paris on Friday, February 23, 2007 at 11:00 AM with Rev Stan Cox officiating. Interment later Paris Plains Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Wm. KIPP 519-442-3061.
Kenneth George William Cowper
COWPER, Kenneth George William - At the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford on Monday, February 19, 2007 in his 81st year, Ken Cowper, loving husband to the love of his life, Edith Cowper for 46 years. Much loved father of Susan (Bob) Holloway, Maureen Cowper, Jacqueline (Jim Saunders) Ryan. Dear brother of Clarice (David) Todd and brother-in-law of Jim Taylor. Cherished grandfather of Trevor, Michelle, Tiffany, Baily, Devin and great- grandfather of Dylan, Alexandria, Natalie, Nathan and William. Will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Ken Cowper was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 90; member since 1963 of Reba Masonic Lodge, 515 and was Past Master in 1981; Ken was one of the original whistlers in the British Villages and was active in the former Brantford Highland Games; was a veteran in World War II, serving in the British Army in India, Java and Singapore. Family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Alexandra Presbyterian Church, 410 Colborne Street, Brantford on Saturday, February 24, 2007 from 1 – 2 p.m. A Legion service will take place on Saturday at 1:45 p.m with the memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If wished, memorial donations to Alexandra Presbyterian Church or the Stedman Community Hospice gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McCLEISTER FUNERAL HOME, 495 Park Road North, Brantford (519) 758-1553