Skerrett - Florence May
Peacefully in her 86th year at Marian Villa, London, Ont. Long time member of the Golden Age Club and Honourary Guard and well known for her arts and crafts, baking and oil painting. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Edith Hathaway, sisters Evelyn Wale and Ann Campbell, Husband Tom Skerrett, Daughters Rosamond and Mavis, grandchildren Derek and Melody Lane. Survived by daughters Arlene Buklis (John) of North Bay, Valerie Utasi (Rudy) of Vernon, B.C., and Susan Brown (Peter) of Oakville, Ont. and many nieces and nephews including Cliff Nichols of North Bay. Grandchildren Tom Carriere (Teresa) of London, Ont., John Carriere (Marlene) of Prince George, B.C. Larry Bishop (Carolyn) of Ottawa, Kalman Utasi of B.C., Melissa Utasi of Winnipeg, Serena Healy of Texas, Jack Carriere (Dorothy) of Saskatchewan, Timothy Guay (Marian) of Chicago, Il. and seven grandchildren including Tom Carriere Jr. of London, Ont. Friends may call at the Martyn Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held in the Martyn Funeral Home chapel on Wednesday at 11 am. Interment to follow at the North Bay Union Cemetery.
DIREN - Edna Blanche
After a lengthy illness, peacefully at the North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site, on Wednesday June 15th, 2005 at the age of 79 years. Edna Blanche (nee Cunningham), for the past 43 years, the beloved wife of Dr. Gultekin Diren. Proud and loving mother of Lynda Diren (Kevin Costigan) and Sandra Diren. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Hailey and Cole Fernandez. Predeceased by her parents the late Norm and Jessie Cunningham, her step-mother Edna and sister Lucy. A dedicated wife and mother Blanche was a Registered Nurse by profession, working at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto before coming to North Bay. An avid reader she was also a talented knitter and gardener.
Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) on Friday June 17th from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral services to celebrate Blanche's life will be held in the Martyn Funeral Chapel on Saturday June 18th at 2:00 p.m.
If desired donations to the Northeastern Regional Cancer Center will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
FLOYD (nee Daub) - Margaret Mary
born in South Himsworth June 7, 1914 passed away at Leisureworld on June 24, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband Edward James Floyd. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Gary (Joan) of Halifax and Gilbert (Ilona) of West Vancouver; grandchildren Shawn and Merry; great grandchildren Brandon, Kirsten, Andrew, Katrina and Kellee; sister Lavina and brothers Carl and Gerald. A special thank you to her niece Sherri-Lynn MacLean for the support and kindness she gave her Aunt Marg. The family also wishes to thank the staff at the Empire Living Centre and Leisureworld for their care and compassion. Margaret greatly appreciated the many visits and expressions of love she received from family and friends.
Marg's family will receive friends at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from City Hall) on Tuesday June 28, 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A celebration of her life will be held in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday June 29 at 1:30 pm . Interment will follow at the Nipissing Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to "Quality of Life for Seniors" c/o Leisureworld to honour the memory of Margaret Floyd.
FARLINGER - Dr. Fraser Alexander
Passed away at the North Bay General Hospital on Sunday, June 26, 2005, in his 83rd year. Fraser was the cherished husband and best friend of Alice Brillon (Bond). Loving father of Arlene Primrose (Brian), Barbara Snedden (Ken), Gordon Farlinger and survived by their mother Lois, all of New Liskeard. Loving step-father of Ward Bond (Carol) of Collingwood, Kathryn Roberts (James) of Cookstown and Jonathan Bond (Tamara) of Kenora. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Ryan, Kimberley, Sarah, Alex, Stephanie, Charlie, Nathan and Avery. Fraser was predeceased by his parents Dr. A.C. Farlinger and the former Sara J. McCorquodale, also by his brother Don (survived by his wife Diane). Dear brother of Mary Rowe and Jane Reeves (Bob). Dr. Farlinger graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in 1948. He practiced medicine in New Liskeard for 28 years and moved to North Bay in 1975 to work at the North Bay General Hospital as an Anaesthetist until his retirement in 1988.
Friends may call at the Martyn Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held from the Calvin Presbyterian Church on Thursday, June 30th, at 2:00 PM. Cremation with interment of ashes in New Liskeard.
If desired, donations to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
BARTON - Robert Charles
At the North Bay General Hospital on Monday June 27th, 2005, at the age of 87 years. Robert Charles Barton, dear husband of Jean ( nee MacPherson). Loving father of Robert (wife JoAnn) of Dwight, Ont. Sadly missed by grandchildren Tracey Barton (husband Ken Brockington) and Melissa Barton. Survived by his sister Grace Hull of North Bay.
Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) on Thursday June 30th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held in the Martyn Funeral Chapel on Friday July 1st, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Interment at the Forest Lawn Cemetery.
If desired donations to the Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
THACKER - Christopher Todd 'Chris'
North Bay Special Olympian Chris Thacker died suddenly at his home on Sunday June 26th, 2005, at the age of 33 years. Chris was the dearly beloved son of Colin Thacker (Marlene) and Jinny Thacker (Claude Tetreault), and will be sadly missed by his extended family Ian, Jason, and Tara Alger, all of North Bay. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandmother Margaret Thacker of St. Thomas, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his Granddad Bert, and his Grandma & Grandpa Lollie and Nipper Scott. A graduate of Widdifield Secondary School, Chris was a member of the Widdifiled Wildcats football team. He will be remembered by most for his accomplishments as a power lifter for the Special Olympics Team. He was recently named to the Special Olympics Team Ontario and was to compete in the National Competitions to be held in Brandon, Manitoba in 2006. Chris was working towards his goal of being chosen to Represent Canada in the World Special Olympics to be held in Shang Hi, China. For many years Chris was the stick boy for the North Bay Centennials Hockey Club and worked tirelessly supporting his team. An avid sports fan he particularly enjoyed the Toronto Blue Jays and the Argonauts Football Team.
Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME(across from city hall), on Wednesday evening from 7 - 9 p.m., and on Thursday afternoon June 30th, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held in St. John's Anglican Church, Main St. at 4:00p.m. Cremation will follow with interment of his ashes in St. John's Anglican Cemetery.
If desired donations to the Chris Thacker Memorial Education Fund, through the Near North District School Board, to be dedicated to those with special needs, or to Special Olympics will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
TERRY - Nicholas
Suddenly at home on Saturday June 25th, 2005, at the age of 19 years. George Nicholas Terry, beloved son of George and Rosemary Terry (nee Harper) of North Bay and the dearly loved brother of Megan. Nicholas will be lovingly remembered by his grandparents George and Maxine Terry of Trenton, as well as his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by is grandparents Esther and Fred Harper, formerly of PEI.
Nicholas's family will received friends in the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) on Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. until time for a memorial services in the Chapel at 5:00 p.m.
If desired donations to the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
TAYLOR - Norwood
of Corbeil (formerly of Ajax) Passed away at the North Bay General Hospital-Scollard Site, on Thursday, June 30, 2005, at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband for 53 years to Irene Taylor (nee Miller). Dear father of Noreen Ed (Scully) of Corbeil and Dave (Cindy Taylor) of Oshawa. Cherished grandfather of Jonathan (fiancee Jaime Sullivan), Richard (Kara Seguin), Samantha and Jennifer Scully and Jordan and Shannon Taylor. No Service. Cremation to follow. Thanks to the Durham Access to Care Centre (Ajax) and Community Care Nurses Sue, Lavern and Lynn.
Arrangements entrusted to the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME 464 Wyld Street North Bay, Ontario P1B 1Z5 705-472-8810
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Norwood will be gratefully acknowledged by his family.
GRANT (nee VERMEIREN) - Jeanne
July 1, 1922 - July 2, 2005 Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at North Bay General Hospital Scollard Site. Jeanne will be lovingly remembered by many friends and relatives. Predeceased by her husband Gordon Grant, remembered by her daughter Jessie (Georges Turenne), daughter Diane ( Stan), son Andrew (Shirley). Greatly missed by grandchildren, Kelly Ann(Rob) Steven (Cindy), Kevin (Rhondi), Shannon (James), Ryan (Jordanna) and great-grandchildren, Allysha, Dylan, Jesse Robert, Lindsay-Leigh, and special family friend Alva Chapman. Jeanne was born in Antwerp, Belgium and emigrated to Canada as a war bride in 1946 and happily made Canada her second home. Nieces and Nephews still residing in Belgium are saddened by the loss of the last Aunt and living relation from the Vermeiren family. She was always happiest surrounded by all her family. She enjoyed many church activities at St. Brice's, many tea's and bazaars, quilting was one of her greatest joys. Jeanne's last day was celebrated with her entire family for her birthday party and she even had jokes and smiles for all of us. Jeanne was a 50 year member of Fidelis Chapter No. 99 Order of the Eastern Star. We thank Leisure World and all the nurses and special care givers for all their kind attention to Jeanne, over the last year. Also, North Bay General Hospital, all attendants in the ER, ICU nurse Bonnie and Rev. Dawna Denis for their support during her last hours.
Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) today from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 am. Interment to follow at St. John's Anglican Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Society.
ROSS - Denis Marc
After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, he passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital (Barrie), on Tuesday, July 5, 2005. Denis was the beloved husband of Joanne Landry-Ross, he was 36 years old. Denis was the loving father to their children Justin and Julianne. Loving son of J.N. Ernest and Edna (nee Rochon) Ross of Sudbury and son in law of Lionel and Jacqueline Landry of North Bay. Dearly loved brother of Carol Ann Ross and brother in law of Suzette Landry-Potvin and Louise Landry all of Ottawa.
Denis's family will receive friends in the Martyn Funeral Home (across from City Hall) on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 Pm. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday evening at 7:15 PM. Interment will follow in Callander Union Cemetery on Monday.
Skinner - Judith Anne
Suddenly at the Denver Health Hospital (Colorado), on Thursday, December 13, 2001, Judith was the beloved wife of Mike, in her 51st year. Survived by her mother Lil McQuaig, brothers Tom of St. Catharines, David of North Bay, sisters Phyllis Beaudin of London and Joan Medley of Oakville. She will be sadly missed by her nephews and nieces. Friends may call at the Martyn Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be conducted at the Trinity United Church on Wednesday at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
CLARKE (nee GILES) - Kathleen
At the Parry Sound Hospital on Tuesday July 12, 2005. Dear wife of the late Roy Clarke. Loving mother of Jan and his wife Pat of Parry Sound and grandmother of Mathew and Jillian.
Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) on Thursday from 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel United church on Friday at 11 am. Cremation at the Forest Lawn Crematorium.