STRACHE - Audrey
Passed away at the North Bay General Hospital in the presence of her family, on Tuesday June 15th, 2004 at the age of 71 years. Cherished mother of Chris and Sylvia, both of Burlington, Audrey is also survived by their father Peter Strache. Dearly loved sister of Sheila Cowper of North Bay and Marjorie Wilkin of Little Current. Predeceased by her parents the late Walter & Jean Glanville. Special aunt and dear friend of Nancy Pigden. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and her beloved pug Oscar. Formerly of Burlington, Audrey worked at Appleby Place prior to retiring. Friends may call at the Island Funeral Home, Little Current, on Saturday June 19th from 12:30 p.m. until time for a memorial service in the chapel at 2:00p.m. Interment of ashes in the Mountain View Cemetery.
If desired donations to the North Bay & District Humane Society will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the MARTYN FUNEAL HOME (across from city hall).
REICHSTEIN - Justin
Suddenly passed away at home on June 13, 2004 at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by his first wife Vera. Beloved husband of Diane Reichstein. Dear son of Juliann and Joseph (deceased). Dear father of Robert (Bonnie). He will be missed by 1 grandchild Cindy and 1 great grand child Patrick. Also survived by 4 sisters and 2 brothers; Irene, Lourdes (John), Mervin (Gertie), Joan (Cletus), Jean (Bert) and Buddy (Norma). Predeceased by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. At Justin's request there will be no visitation and no service.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in his memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME
WILSON - George Wm.
Peacefully at LeisureWorld Care Giving Center. Born in London, Ontario George received his early education in North Bay. He attended the University of Toronto, graduating as a Mechanical Engineer in 1933. He was on staff of British Aircraft Inspection in the United States until 1941 at which time he enlisted in the Canadian Army. George landed in Normandy with the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade on June 6, 1944 and later served with 14th Field Reg't. R.C.A. and was the recipient of the C.inC. Certificate. Upon returning to Canada George entered the employ of Ontario Hydro. In 1951 he went to British Columbia and joined Vancouver Iron Works from which he retired in 1971. George was a founding member of EGAW (Ex Greats of the Athletic World) and much enjoyed the camaraderie of repartee of that group. He was predeceased by is parents J.T. and Grave Wilson, brothers Clifford and John and sisters Rena, Vera and Patricia. Sisters Jean and Dorothy and brother Bert survive, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held this afternoon Tuesday June 15th, in the MARTYN FUNERAL CHAPEL.
If desired donations to the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
HODGSON - Pearl Joan
Died at the North Bay General Hospital - Scollard Site, on Saturday, June 5th, 2004. Pearl Winter, was the beloved wife of the late Garfield Hodgson. She was in her 80th year. Loving mother of Ross and his wife Anna of St. John's, Newfoundland. Lovingly remembered by her granddaughters Krista and her fiancÚ Robert and Sarah-Jane and her husband Jason all of Ottawa. Dearly loved by her siblings Reginald Winter, Pamela Crisp and Patricia Childs all of London, England. Pearl's family will receive friends in the Martyn Funeral Home (across from City Hall) on Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. Funeral Services from the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 10th at 2:00 PM. Cremation at the Forest Lawn Crematorium with interment of ashes at the Nipissing Junction Cemetery.
If desired, donation to a Charity of Choice will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
BESSERER (nee Desjardins) - Valerie Alphane
Passed away peacefully at home on Friday May 28th, 2004. Valerie Besserer, the beloved wife of the late David William Besserer, was in her 83rd year. Loving mother of Robbin (Sylvia) & Garry (Elaine) both of North Bay and Kevin (Debbie) of Echo Bay. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Shelly, Mike Wieb, Heather, Amos David, Jennifer, Charlene, Charles, and Marla. Survived by her brothers and sister Jean Baptise of Timmins, Hector (Marg) of North Bay, Rose Alma of Brantford, Charles Homer of Kitchener, Therese of North Bay, Marqueritte of North Bay and Emile "Punch" Maurise (Carol). She was predeceased by her parents Hermas Desjardins (born Buckingham Quebec) & Elizabeth (nee Beauprie) (born Lumsden Quebec), and by brother Alfred Simion and sister Bernadette (Andy Roy). Valerie had worked at the Blue Spruce Hotel, One Hour Martinizing, Empire Hotel and at the Voyager (Stan & Ollies) Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) this evening from 7 - 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Oliverio at St. Rita's Church on Wednesday June 2nd, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Fund or the North Bay Regional Hospital Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
NEWMAN - Alice Elizabeth
Died peacefully in her 95th year on Thursday May 27th, 2004 at the North Bay General Hospital with family by her side. Alice was predeceased by her husband Alvin Newman. Loved by her children, Alice will be sadly missed by Douglas (Lane), Phoenix AZ., Robert (Kathryn), North Bay and Donald (Molly), Moncton N.B. Lovingly remembered by her thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brothers Harold (Margaret), Ancaster ON and Lloyd (Bertha), Hemet, CA. A retired teacher, Alice taught many years at Chippewa Secondary School in the Home Economics Department. She was active in the community, being involved with the Horticultural Society, Canadian Club, Trinity United Church, Calvin Presbyterian Church, and the Superannuated Teachers of Ontario. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) on Sunday from 2- 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church on Monday May 31st, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Terrace Lawn Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Calvin Presbyterian Church Building fund would be greatly appreciated by her family.
GRAVELLE - Alex "Charlie"
Died at the Nipissing Manor Nursing Care Center on Wednesday, May 26th, 2004. Alex "Charlie" Gravelle, was the beloved son of the late Arthur & Marie-Louise Gravelle, in his 76th year. Predeceased by his siblings Simone, Albertine and Paul. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be Celebrated at the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church (163 High Street Callander) on Monday May 31st, 2004. Interment of ashes will follow at the Callander Union Cemetery.
If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy. Heartfelt thanks to the staff and volunteers at Nipissing Manor. The efficient care he received was fully appreciated but what will never be forgotten is the love & attention he received. Arrangements entrusted to the Martyn Funeral Home (across for City Hall).
KING - Lois Winnifred
At the North Bay General Hospital, McLaren Site on Friday May 21, 2004. Lois Winnifred Peever, beloved wife of the late Garnet King. Loving foster mother of Jody Grew of Cookstown. Dearly loved daughter of the late William Thomas Peever and his wife the late Emma May Victoria Johnston. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) on Tuesday from 10-11 am. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 11 am. Cremation.
If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
CHAMBERLAIN - Donald Allan "Chink"
Suddenly at the North Bay General Hospital on Friday May 14th, 2004, at the age of 75 years. Donald Allan "Chink" Chamberlain was the beloved husband of the late Donna Chadbourn, who predeceased him in 1994. Proud and loving father of Doug (Lorraine), Dean (Lynn), Dale (Karen), Steve (Mary), Lorna Blumsom (Shane Gauthier), Shelly Mathieu (Peter), Rhonda Delachevrotiere (Terry), and Patti. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Sean (Courtney), Jennifer Hubley (Brad), Nancy (Lance), Derek, Krista, Kari-Lyn, Kelli, Brandon, Kory and Justin. Chink will be fondly remembered by his brother Ernie, mother in law Norma Chadbourn and sister in law Leona Chamberlain. Son of the late Florence and Stanley Chamberlain he was also predeceased by his granddaughter Candice, brothers Stanley and Ken and sister Joyce. A long time employee of Bennetts Tire & Battery Chink retired in the 1980s after 34 years of service. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) today from 2- 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held in Omond Memorial United Church on Tuesday May 18th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
If desired donations to Carmichael United Church or the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
MITCHELL - Leslie
At the North Bay General Hospital - Scollard Site, on Thursday, November 20, 2003. Leslie Mitchell, was the beloved husband of the late Vera Austin, in his 68th year. Loving stepfather of Barb (Art), Geri (Bill) and Mike (Pam). Lovingly remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Leslie will be fondly remembered by his family and friends in Saskatchewan. Arrangements are incomplete for further information, please contact the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME recorded visitation information line at 472-8811.
If desired, donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
SHEA - David Duncan
At the North Bay General Hospital, Scollard site on Sunday November 23rd, 2003 at the age of 94 years. Dave Shea and his beloved wife Ida (nee Hansen, ) celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this past July 7th. As well as Ida, Dave is also survived by his sisters Irene Mills, and Frances Mills and her husband Herman, all of Dundalk, Ont. Predeceased by his brothers Irwin, Edwin and Harold and sisters Jean, Maggie, Mae, and Alice. Long time residents of Tilden Lake Dave & Ida settled there in 1942. He worked for several years as a guide, and in the lumber mill. He will be remembered by many as the owner of Shea's White Rose Service Station, a business that he and Ida operated for 28 years. In 1999 they moved to North Bay. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across form city hall) today from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday November 26th at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in the family plot in Badjeros, Ont. on Friday November 28th at 1:00 p.m.
If desired donations to the Cancer Society or the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
HAWKINS - Norman Ross
At the North Bay General Hospital on Tuesday November 25th, 2003 at the age of 76 years. Norman Ross Hawkins and his beloved wife Colene M . Mauro were married for 55 years this past September. Proud and loving father of Craig, Thomas (Debbie), and Jane Anne Dobbs, (Rick) all of North Bay. Norm will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Richard, Tommy, Shawn, & Craig Jr. Hawkins, and Melinda & Keith Dobbs, and his great grandchildren Casandra, Jordon, Kendra, Kayla, Tyler & Austin. Also survived by his brother Clarence of North Bay. Predeceased by his brothers Orville, Wilfred, and Joe and sisters Mildred Smith, Birdina Brown, Lorena VanBuskirk, Edna Fletcher & Olive. For over 35 years Norm was a salesman for Coke a Cola, calling on customers throughout the north. At his request cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held in the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL (across from city hall) on Saturday November 29th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Interment of ashes will be in the Union Cemetery, North Bay.
If desired donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation, or Knox United Church Memorial fund will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
DOOL - Karen Linda
After a brief illness Karen passed away peacefully at the North Bay General Hospital-Scollard Site on November 24, 2003 at the early age of 58 years. Predeceased by her parents Boyd and Gladys Dool of North Bay. Loving sister of Elaine Harling of North Bay, Sylvia Finch of Feronia, John (Lois) of North Bay, Harvey (Jeannine) of Feronia, Milton (Margaret) of North Bay. She will be sadly missed by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and also her workers at Cedarview Group Home, who looked after her needs, giving her care and love for the past few years. Predeceased by 2 sisters Marina and Margaret, 3 brothers-in-law Lloyd Harling, Lloyd Finch and Elmer Messenger. Family receiving friends at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME November 26 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm. Funeral service will be held Thursday November 27 at the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Terrace Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
ROBERTSON - Elsie
At Cassellholme on Thursday November 27, 2003. Dear wife of the late James Robertson. Loving mother of Lorraine Rea (husband David predeceased). Sadly missed by her grandson David James Rea (wife Dawn O'Connor-Rea) of Guelph and by her great grandsons David Patrick and Brendan Alexander. Survived by her brother Victor Oldham (wife Agnes) of North Bay and by her sister-in-law Lauraine. Predeceased by her brothers William and Walter and by her sister Georgina. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Elsie was an active member of the Eastern Star, the Rebecca's, the Women's Institute and the 4-H Club. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) this evening from 6-9 pm. The funeral service will take place in the chapel on Saturday at 3:30 pm. Cremation at the Forest Lawn Crematorium (Tower Dr.).
SHAMESS - Edwin Milton
After a brave battle at the North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site on Friday November 28, 2003 at 69 years of age. Loving father of Cara Shamess of Richmond Hill. Former husband of Robin of Orleans, Ont. Sadly missed by his sisters Elaine Scarr (Stanley) and Lynda Lindsay (Donald) both of Parry Sound and by his sister-in-law Frances of Mississauga. Predeceased by his parents Soloman and Annie Shamess and by his brother Albert. Survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. Ed will be missed by many close friends. Edwin started teaching at Algonquin Composite School and spent most of his career teaching at West Ferris Secondary School. He was also active with the OSSTF. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church on Monday at 2 pm. Cremation at the Forest Lawn Crematorium (Tower Dr.). A memorial service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church in Parry Sound at a later date.
If desired donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the CNIB or St. John's Anglican Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.