POWELL - Arthur Cecil
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 30, 2003 at the North Bay General Hospital, McLaren Site in his 90th year following a brief illness. Cecil was predeceased by his wife, Ellean, in 1987. Loved father of Paula, Marcia, Sam (Gail) all of North Bay and Ken (Sally) of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Cecil will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Rob (Ann), Mat (Jill), Melissa, Rusty, Laura, Ken(Kim), Julie (Charlie) and his step-grandchildren, Jesse and Katy. He was the proud great grandfather of Brad, Breanna, Paige, Emma and Grant. Cecil is survived by one brother, Arnold (Vera) and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his dear friends, Brian and Pauline Fisher and their family. Cecil spent most of his working years in the lumber industry and was a Woods Superintendent of Smith’s Lumber Company in Callander until his retirement. He was an avid hockey fan and spent long hours as a volunteer at Bourke St. playground and as a coach with the North Bay Minor Hockey Association. At Cecil’s request, there will be no service or visitation. Friends are invited to join with Cecil’s family in a celebration of his life at 1205 Premier Road, Unit #7, on Sunday May 4, from 2 – 5 pm.
If desired donations to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.
Arrangements entrusted to the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME.
EVANS - Helen Anne
Died at the North Bay General Hospital - Scollard Site on Thursday May 29, 2003. Helen Anne Thompson was the wife of the late William Hugh Evans. Mother of Anne Moffat (Craig) of North Bay, Lou Evans (Dennis Del Torre) of Vancouver and Bill Evans (Shelley Halpern) of Victoria. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Graeme and Jane Moffat; Jeremy, Joshua and Lisa Evans; and Ben Del Torre. A former St. Mike's nurse, Helen was a long-time resident of both North Bay & Sudbury. She was actively involved with the Stork Club of North Bay, the CWL and was a member of the Pro-Cathedral for 57 years. The family will receive friends at MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from City Hall) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Reverend David Tramontini at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption on Wednesday June 4 at 10 am. Interment will be in the Tara Cemetery in Tara, Ontario.
SAUNDERS - Bert
(As written by Bert…) I was born on Kennedy Avenue in 1935 (the day of the earthquake) to my wonderful and hard-working mom and dad – Lillian (Meecham) and William Saunders (Bill Sr.) I was the second of three sons – Billy deceased in 1989 (Donna Saunders) and younger brother Fred (Lois Heyfron). Also predeceased by my first wife Oneida Gauthier in 1960, (mother of my son Dr. Darren Saunders). I married Joyce Graeber in 1966 and for the past 37 years she has been the love of my life as well as my right hand. She took Darren in with loving arms and gave me a beautiful daughter Sheri who is now a Public Education/Fire Prevention Officer with the North Bay Fire Department. Darren and Kathleen blessed us with three beautiful granddaughters, Rebecca, Michelle and Laura. A few years later Sheri married Rob from Bristol, England and they gave us two more gorgeous granddaughters, Jenna and Abbi. I love all five of these girls and I am sorry I will not be around to teach them what I have learned in my lifetime. I have been fortunate in having the greatest mother-in-law in the world. Effie Graeber is one to the kindest ladies and the pillar of strength for the entire family, even though she cheats at cards. I can’t believe and it amazes me how people come to your aid with help and God’s blessing when you have a serious problem. They just can’t seem to do enough for you – you cry, you laugh and then you compose yourself and thank God for those who care. The entire family and I cannot thank you enough for your kindness, support and prayers. Again, I must thank the following for their support over the past years - my brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Dorothy Hansen, nieces and nephews, brother Fred and Lois, cousins Ken and Glenna Saunders, our dear friends Bert and Sandi Templeton, Henry and Jenny Van Luttikhuisen, John and Georgina Korn, Ab and Terry Smith (my old fishing buddy who can’t fish), Dr. Bill and Thelma Kitto, all my coffee drinking buddies around the ‘shuss’ table and my little 4-legged pal ‘Blue.’ All these people were fantastic to me, however; I could never forget my beautiful wife Joyce, my son Darren and daughter Sheri, all five granddaughters and ‘Gram.’ I love them all so much. I graduated from NBCI&VS where I played hockey, basketball and football. Hockey was always my greatest pastime including our involvement with the North Bay Centennials which gave us the opportunity to welcome to our family Vitali Yachmenev and other aspiring hockey players. Art was my favourite pastime. Since the age of six I loved to draw, but it wasn’t until 1990 that I challenged myself to paint. It has been very gratifying to see that my work has been appreciated by so many. I hope my art continues to give you as much pleasure as it did me. I worked since I was 10 years old at places too numerous to mention including the City of North Bay and 27 years in real estate with long time partner Barry Rice. I was a past member of the Chamber of Commerce, North Bay Area Museum and the LACAC Committee. Through these experiences, I was fortunate to meet many people from all walks of life. I strived to treat everyone with respect and believed in doing right, God being my helper. "To all my family, friends and acquaintances I say God Bless. I love you and good night - tomorrow is another day.”
Visitation will be at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from City Hall) for family and friends on Friday, June 27, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cremation with interment of ashes at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the North Bay Humane Society or the New North Bay Hospital Fund would be appreciated.
BUCHCIC - Bernard Peter "Bernie"
May 27, 1957 - June 22, 2003 Unexpectedly at Sudbury on Sunday June 22, 2003. Bernard Peter "Bernie" Buchcic, of North Bay, loving and dedicated father of Hailey (17), Heather (15) and Robyn (14). Dear son of Ida Buchcic of Callander, Ontario and the late Stanley Buchcic formerly of Hamilton. Bernie will be fondly remembered by his daughters, to whom he was entirely dedicated, his mother, sisters Brenda Wood (Richard) and Barbara Langsford (Denis), his nieces and nephews, many cousins, and the Dewar family. For the past 24 years he has been employed by CP Rail as an engineer. Bernie's passions included his classic car collection and his motorcycles. He will be remembered by many for his participation with the North Bay Cruisers. A talented woodworker Bernie has left many works for his family to treasure. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME, 464 Wyld Street, North Bay on Thursday June 26th from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Alphonsus Church, Callander on Friday June 27th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Callander Union Cemetery.
If desired donations to the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged as expression of sympathy.
Armstrong - Irma
Peacefully on Monday June 2, 2003 at North Bay Gereral Hospital-Scollard Site. Irma, beloved wife of the late Norm Armstrong, in her 95th year. Loving grandmother of Allan (wife Valarie Taylor) of Toronto and Grant (Michelle Perreault) of North Bay. Dear aunt of Carol Beier, Myra Hurst, Gail Burton, and Michael Hurst. Predeceased by her daughter Joan Ross, son-in-law Bob Ross, and brothers Clayton and Howard Hurst. Friends may call at Martyn Funeral Home on Thursday from 1-3 p.m. Funeral service will follow in the chapel at 3 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
A donation to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
SEGUIN - Audrey
Peacefully on Thursday June 19, 2003 at Cassellholme. Audrey, beloved wife of Omer Seguin, in her 71st year. Loving mother of Janet Wison (husband Gary), Nancy Parker (husband Geoff), and Terry Seguin (wife Dianne). Proud grandmother of Shellbie & Mellissa Wilson, Jason & Ian Parker (Jessie), and Kara & Troy Seguin. Survived by her sisters Shirley Sobko and Doreen Kane. Predeceased by her son Robbie Seguin. Audrey & Omer were long-time owners of Seguin Beach Campground on the southshore of Lake Nipissing. Friends may call at MARTYN FUNERAL HOME today from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Funeral service will follow in the chapel at 12 p.m. Interment at Callander Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation or the Southshore Missionary Church Growth Fund would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
BEATTIE - Frederick Charles Adam
Of North Bay passed away in his 82nd year, on June 27, 2003. Beloved husband and best friend of Dorothy, dearly loved father of Karen Pedersen, Barb Burlington (Michael), Fred Beattie Jr. (Heather), Beth Beattie, David Beattie (Cathy), Tim Beattie (Dominique). Fred will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by grandchildren; Lee, Kim, Jori, Kari, Heidi, Scott, Todd, Jamie, Stacy, Natalie, Laura, Diana, Trevor, Emily, Renee and Myles; and by great grandchildren Joshua, Mackenzie, Anneka, Zachary, Erin, Rachel, and Lindsey. Loving brother to 'Babe' Margaret Barker (George), June Graham (Ed), . Bill Beattie (Ruth). Predeceased by his parents, Ina and Bill Beattie, and brothers Edgar and 'Corky' Donald both lost in W.W. 11. Fred was born, raised and educated in North Bay, and served in the RCAF in W.W. 11 as a Flying Officer. 'F.C.' and Dot were married Oct. 23, 1943. Fred worked for the District Post Office and then the Railway Mail Service. He then worked for Johnson Electric, and spent the remainder of his career as District Manager of Chromalox Canada. Fred was a member of the 406 Wing, Royal Canadian Legion, Nipissing Masonic Lodge (A.F. & A.M. #420GRC, PDDGM), and the Rorab Shrine Club where he was a proud member of the Cycle Unit. Fred was popular, well respected, and will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, friendliness, and dedication to family and community.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Martyn Funeral Home on Monday, June 30 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Andrews United Church on Tuesday, July 1st at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
FORREST - Clarence
Peacefully at North Bay General Hospital- Scollard Site on Saturday June 28, 2003. Beloved husband of Malinda (nee Turcott) and the late Helen (nee Anderson). Dear step-father of Ruby Trudel (husband Omer), and step-grandfather of Stacey Bell (Ted Wilson). He will be sadly missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his sisters Margaret Kennedy and Helen McMullen. Friends may call at the Martyn funeral home on Wednesday July 2nd from 2-4 p.m., and then at the Culberson Funeral Home, Woodstock New Brunswick, on Friday July 4th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Culberson funeral home chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at MacKenzie Corner United Church Cemetery.
A donation to the Gideon Bible Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
A special thanks to the nursing staff on 3 West Scollard Site, and the staff at the Barclay House.
HAIGHT - Inge
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday June 29, 2003 at North Bay General Hospital-Scollard Site. Loving mother of John (Linda), Susan Potter (Mark), and Paul (Marie-Josee). Proud grandmother of Baylie and Adam Potter. Dear sister of Wilma Atkins. Friends may call at MARTYN FUNERAL HOME on Thursday July 3rd from 10-11a.m. A memorial service will follow in the chapel at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Northeastern Regional Cancer Centre Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
REEVE - Impi Vienno
At Cassellholme, North Bay on Monday June 30th, 2003, at the age of 92 years. Impi Vienno Halme was the beloved wife of the late Frederick J. Reeve and the proud and loving mother of Albert Reeve (Linda) of Gibson's B. C. and Audrey McIlvenna (late Nelson J.) of North Bay. Impi will be fondly remembered by her sister Lemmity Lampi of Fort Francis, brother Sulo Halme (Jean) of Bath and her sister in law and dear friend Charlotte Reeve of Mississauga. Beloved grandmother of Troy McIlvenna (Mary Lou Wager) of Belleville, Robin Boulet (Peter) of Cornwall, Elizabeth "Pip" Reeve (John Myles) of Calgary & Timothy Reeve (Tina Ouellette) of Vancouver and great grandmother of Ketelyn & Joseph Boulet, Annie Myles and Olivia Reeve. Impi was loved by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John (Johannes) & Hilma Halme. A long time resident of North Bay Impi was an active member of St. Brice's Anglican Church. She volunteered at the hospital for many years, was a member of the Eastern Star - Fidelis Chapter, the Hyla Club (Hydro Ladies Club). A talented artist she painted with both oils and water colors. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) on Sunday evening from 7 - 8:30 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel on Monday July 7th, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place at Forest Lawn Crematorium.
If desired donations to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation Building Fund will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
STADNYK (nee Hills) - Marie Alice
Peacefully at North Bay General Hospital – Scollard Site, Wednesday, July 16, 2003, in her 76th year. Dear mother of Patricia Ann of North Bay (Doug Merry of Maitland Bridge, Nova Scotia). Predeceased by her brother Bill (Italy-1944), father John F. Hills (1947), mother Marie F. (nee Heffernan, 1972), son Bill (William Michael, 1973), and her loving husband Michael (1979). Marie will be sadly missed by close family friend Kim Wilkins of San Diego, California. Marie worked as both a Switchboard Operator & Supervisor for Bell Canada, later for the Empire Hotel on Switchboard and as Reservation Clerk. A Private Family service will be held in the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from City Hall), Friday July 18th. Interment to follow at Terrace Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the NEO Regional Cancer Centre Foundation will be gratefully appreciated.
Marie’s family would like to thank CCAC, Paramed (especially Audrey), the Red Cross, Nurses of 4th floor Scollard Site and Drs. Graham and Shemilt for their loving care.
"The road was long, you’re earned your rest”
MEECHAM - Francine
Suddenly on Friday August 1, 2003 in her 38th year. Loving mother of Matheson. Sadly missed by her parents Louise and Gerald Meecham and by her brothers and sisters Deborah Lafrance (Marcel) of Matachewan, Daniel (Holly), Gerald Jr. (Mary-Anne), James (Shirley), Kathy Schneider (Doug) and Krysta Meecham (Kerregan) all of North Bay. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2 pm at Trinity United Church. Cremation at the Forest Lawn Crematorium (Tower Dr.). Interment of ashes will take place at the Forest Lawn Cemetery.
If desired donations to the Children’s Treatment Centre, North Bay General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
SINCLAIR (nee Finch) - Simone Mary
Born on October 20, 1918 (nee Bertrand) Passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at her home surrounded by her husband Henry and daughter. Simone is survived by her daughter Pat and son Larry both of North Bay, step daughters Bonnie Thomas of Toronto and June & Dan Smith of Victoria, B.C, her sister Rita Belanger and by her sister in law Enid Bertrand. Lovingly remembered by her granddaughters Joanna Johnstone (Fred) of Sundridge, Tina Thorkelson (Jason) of Callander and by her step granddaughters Caillin and Kiera. Simone was especially proud of have five great grandchildren Tyler age 11 who was the light of her life, Tori age 6, Jenna age 3, Owen age 3 and Savannah 3 months of age. Simone was the daughter of the late Odille and Alphone Bertrand. She was born in Mattawa and at an early age moved to Temiskaming, Quebec. She met and married Bert Finch on January 1, 1943; he passed away April 24, 1980. In October of 1983 she married Henry Sinclair and they have resided in North Bay for the past 19 years. After she retired, Simone had many hobbies, including travelling with her husband on many wonderful vacations. Her one interest next to her family and her home was the Niatta Rebekah Lodge, which she was a member of for over 40 years and she was an associate member of the Nipissing Rebekah Lodge. Visitation will be held in the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from City Hall) today from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Rebekah Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday morning at 10:30 am. Funeral Services will be held in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 15th, at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at the Terrace Lawn Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy donations to the Hospital for Sick Children's Foundation or the North Bay General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.