HEWITT - James Frederick "Jim"
After a lengthy struggle with cancer, at his home, North Bay on Tuesday December 17, 2002, at the age of 66 years. James Frederick "Jim" Hewitt was the beloved husband of Irma C. Leigh for the past 48 years. Proud and loving father of Leigh James (Sandra) of Kelowna B.C., Mark (Nancy) of North Bay, Bill (Lauri) of Powassan, Kirk, and Karen Benoit (Guy) all of North Bay. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Dawn, Ryan, Nicholas, Courtney, Adam, Sheena, Allicia and Lianne. Dear son of the late Nellie Mae Hewitt (nee Mugford) who predeceased him in August 2002, and the late William L Hewitt. Jim was an architectural technologist with Critchley, Delean, Trussler, Evans and Bertrand Architects for the past 46 years. A life member of the West Ferris Minor Hockey Association Jim was a past commodore of the North Bay Yacht Club. The Hewitt family will receive friends at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME this evening from 7 - 9 p.m. & Thursday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. North Bay Masonic Lodge # 617 A. F. & A.M. memorial service will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in St John's Anglican Church, Main St. at 2:00 p.m. on Friday December 20, 2002. Cremation will follow at Forest Lawn Crematorium, Tower Drive, North Bay.
If desired donations to the Cancer Society, St. John's Anglican Church Building Fund or the North Bay General Hospital Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
BONENFANT - Albert Donat
Suddenly on Wednesday December 18, 2002 in his 79th year. Dear husband of the late Helen Bonenfant. Loving father of Vic (Lorie), Peter (Kathy) and Donald (Barb) all of North Bay. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jamie, Christine, Holly, Megan, Joshua and Ryan. Predeceased by his grandson Benjamin. Brother of Rodolphe, Lionel, Yvonne, Blanche, Lea, Theressa, Ernest and Jeanette. Albert was a veteran of WWII and worked for the CPR as a Diesel Maintainer for 38 years. Friends may visit at the Martyn Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11 am in the Martyn Funeral Home chapel. Cremation at the Forest Lawn Crematorium.
COLLINS - IRWIN - Cody James Adrian
Born on Friday December 20, 2002, passed away on Saturday December 21, 2002. Cody James Adrian Collins-Irwin, was the beloved infant son of Andrea Collins and Kevin Irwin of North Bay. Cody will be sadly missed by his brother Adam Collins and sisters Alex Collins and Jennifer Irwin. Dear grandson of Gerry Collins & Joan Nicoll both of North Bay and the late John Henry "Tex" Code, and the late Doreen Irwin. Also sadly missed by his several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME, 464 Wyld St., on Tuesday December 24 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Deacon Roger Good, of Holy Name Parish, will conduct funeral services in the chapel at 11:30 a.m.
WITZKE - Rudolf Helmuth "Rudy"
At the North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site, on Sunday December 22, 2002, at the age of 67 years. Beloved husband of Edna Witzke, nee Milroy, of North Bay and proud and loving father of George Culhane (Sue) of Haileybury, Pat Culhane (Patricia Dupuis) of Toronto, Ted Culhane (Vivianne) of Sudbury and Bill Culhane (Sharon) of North Bay. Rudy will be lovingly remembered as a special Papa to his 13 beloved grandchildren including Keegan & Macey Culhane, and his 13 great grandchildren. Also survived by his brother Seigfried in Germany he was predeceased by one sister. Rudy came to Canada at the age of 19 and embarked on a career as a contract miner. He worked throughout Northern Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba. When an accident ended his mine work he returned to school and became a manager for the March of Dimes. Rudy eventually joined the staff of the Workers Compensation Board and served as a supervisor then branch manager in Timmins, Sudbury and North Bay. A dedicated husband, father, and grandfather Rudy cherished his family, his home and time at his Trout Lake Cottage. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME, 464 Wyld St., on Friday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday December 28th at 2:00 p.m. Spring interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Haileybury.
If desired donations to the Northeastern Cancer Research Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
RASMUSSEN (nee Ranson) - Annette
Peacefully at North Bay General Hospital Scollard Site on Sunday December 22, 2002. Annette, beloved wife of Eli, in her 71st year. Loved mother of the late Albert Henry Rasmussen (1998). She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Ransom. Dear sister of Leonard (Norma), Raymond, Henri (Jeanine), Kenny, Ruth, Blanche, Lucy (Calvin), Donald (Ruth), Ron (Rose), Betty (Jerry), Sidney, Richard (Louise), and Earl (Cathy). Annette will be sadly missed by her many friends and extended family. Friends may call at MARTYN FUNERAL HOME on Saturday December 28th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and again on Sunday from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Funeral service will follow in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday December 29th at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Annette's family would like to sincerely thank the staff on the 4th floor at Scollard Site, CCU staff, and especially Dr. Saunders, Dr. Andrews, Dr. Sogbein, Dr. Fettes, and all the staff at the renal unit.
A donation to the North Bay General Hospital Renal Unit would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
SIMPSON - David
Died at the North Bay General Hospital - Scollard Site, on Friday, December 27, 2002. David Simpson, was the beloved husband of the late Ellen Johnston, he was 89 years old. Loving father of Douglas and his wife Beth of Waterloo and Gregory and his wife Debbie of Sault Ste. Marie. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren David, Karen, Kim, Trevor, Tyler, Katie and Kyle. Predeceased by his granddaughter Erin. Dearly loved brother of Ruby, Susan and Effie. David served with the Canadian Air Force and while stationed in Winnipeg he met and married Ellen. They moved to Timmins and David operated a Texaco Station with his brother in law. After he suffered a stroke in 1969, the family relocated to North Bay. He was very active in the North Bay Cardiac Club. A Funeral Service was held at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME today, Monday December 30th. Interment will follow this coming spring in the Nipissing Village Cemetery.
If desired, donations to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
McATEER - Fran Middleton
Peacefully at the North Bay General Hospital, McLaren Site on Sunday December 29, 2002 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Isabel (predeceased); loving father to son, Dr. Michael McAteer (Elizabeth) of Thornhill; daughter Joan Moore (Robert) of Batchawana Bay; dear grandfather to Peter McAteer (Erin) of Toronto, Ann McAteer (Wahid) of Mississauga, Jeffrey McAteer (predeceased), Kristin Moore of Hamilton, Peter Moore (Mary) of Toronto, Sean Moore of Kingston and loving great grandfather to Hanna of Mississauga. Predeceased by brothers Ernest (Denise) of Montreal, William (Rose) of Thunder Bay and by sisters Edna Keast of Toronto, Gladys Counselman of Portland, Oregon and half brother James of Winnipeg. Frank was born in Kenora on February 9, 1912 to Sam and Mildred McAteer. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1934. Frank was a long time employee and retiree of the International Nickel Company in Sudbury. During his career, he held the positions of Superintendent of Levack Mine, Assistant Manager of Mines Sudbury District, Vice-President and General Manager of the INCO subsidiaries Exmibal in Guatemala and Nickel Basin Properties Ltd. of Copper Cliff, Ontario. Upon his retirement in 1975, he and his wife Isabel moved to North Bay and enjoyed a wide circle of close friends and varied activities. Frank was a member of the Masonic Order and the Rorab Shrine Club of North Bay. He was an active member of the North Bay Golf and Country Club and the Caribou Lake Hunt Club. Expressions of sympathy by friends and family may be made by donations to the St. Andrews United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME in North Bay on Friday from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held in the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME chapel on Saturday at 3 pm with cremation to follow.
Interment of ashes will be at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
REYNOLDS - Arthur Harold
Suddenly after a brief stay at North Bay General Hospital. Arthur Harold Reynolds, beloved husband of Marilyn in his 84th year. Father of Linda Davidson (John) of Vancouver, Phillip of Vancouver, Stephen (Julie) of Minesing, and Martha of Vancouver. Grandfather of Emily & Nick Davidson, Stephanie, Jennie & Matthew Reynolds. Survived by his sister Mrs. Margaret Band of Mississauga, and brother Edward W. Reynolds (Donalda) of North Bay. Arthur was FLT.LT RCAF in WW2, and former owner of Dyna Print, Toronto and Tillsonburg GM Motors. He served as past president of the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs in southern ontario, and was a member of 422 RCAF (Nipissing) Wing, North Bay. Friends may call at the Martyn Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario.
A donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
CARKNER - Nora M., 1907-2003
Passed away peacefully at Leisureworld, North Bay, on Friday January 10th, in her 97th year. Nora was predeceased in 1984 by her husband T. Elmore Carkner. Born in Ottawa, Ontario to Frederick Schroeder and his wife Maria Howell, Nora as the youngest in her family, was predeceased by all her brothers and sisters. Nora was a life long member of the Lutheran Church and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, North Bay since 1938. She served faithfully for many years at that church as volunteer organist and choir director. Nora is survived by her two children: Tom and his wife Eva of North Bay; Shirley and her husband John Hart of Mississauga. She also has six grandchildren: Heather Harris and her husband Allan, of Ottawa; Beverley Carkner, of Toronto; Sandra Carkner of Denver, Colorado; Peter Hart and his wife Anna, of Mississauga; Helen Tielen and her husband Peter, of Mississauga; and David Hart of Mississauga. She also is survived by five great granddaughters and one great grandson. The funeral service was held at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME chapel, today Monday, January 13th with spring interment at Union Cemetery, North Bay.
MORTON (nee Davis) - Hazel Ethel
Passed away at Leisureworld Caregiving Centre on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, in her 85th year. Born in Hotham, she spent her youth in Powassan, ON, where she began taking piano lessons and developing her lifelong interest in music. She received her solo performer's certificate in piano (A.T.C.M.) in 1941 with the Toronto Conservatory of Music and was church organist at Powassan United Church for several years, and began her career as a music teacher while in Powassan. After her marriage to Don, she moved to North Bay where they raised their family, and she instructed students for many years in piano, theory, history and harmony. A dedicated teacher, she supported the area music festivals and recitals, and her students won numerous scholarships and awards. As a longtime member of the North Bay O.R.M.T.A., Hazel served in all the executive offices. Hazel was a devoted member of Trinity United Church and participated for many years in the church choir, hand bell ringers, the Couples Club and the U. C.W. Hazel enjoyed many Canadian Club tours along with Don and their travelling companions, Olive and Harry Fraser. Hazel was also a faithful supporter of the North Bay Symphony. In addition to her love of music, Hazel also enjoyed other interests such as sewing, knitting, crafts and cooking, and her family greatly benefited from her talents. She also loved family get-togethers at the cottage on the South Shore of Lake Nipissing. However, her family was always her main interest. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who took a keen interest in her family's activities. She will be dearly missed. Hazel is survived by son, Don (Maureen) of Aurora, and daughter, Linda (Don) Sutherland of Thunder Bay. She is fondly remembered by grandchildren Dana (Jason) Sawiak, Thunder Bay;Brent (Chantelle) Sutherland, Waterloo; and Ryan (Cathy) Sutherland, Thunder Bay; and by great-grandchildren Sarah and Alanah Sawiak, Thunder Bay. She is also survived by her sister, Olive Fraser, and by several nieces and nephews. Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Don, in Aug. 2001; her parents, James and Alma Davis; her brother, Maurice; and her sister, Lulu Armstrong. Family will receive friends at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from City Hall) on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception in the Fireside Room of Trinity United Church.
If desired, as expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Trinity United Church, or to one's charity of choice.
KERRIDGE - Vera
At the North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site on Friday January 17, 2003 in her 81st year. Dear wife of the late Walter Kerridge. Loving mother of Greg Napier (Kathy) of Ancaster, Wendy Pilon (Mike) of North Bay, Connie Paterson of Bonfield and Clara Bailey (Bill) of Fort Erie. Sadly missed by grandchildren, brothers and sisters. At Vera's request, no visiting. Cremation at the Forest Lawn Crematorium, Tower Drive.
If desired donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. For further information please contact the Martyn Funeral Home (across from city hall, 472-8810)
HAMBLY - Robert Harwell "Bob”
Suddenly at home in Callander on January 24, 2003. Beloved husband of Joan, in his 79th year. Loving father of Gail of North Bay, Leigh of Winnipeg, and JoAnne of Callander. Loved grandfather of Juline of Victoria, B.C., Andrew of North Bay, and dog Watson. Bob spent 33 years with L&F now MNR, in Swastika, White River, Kapuskasing, Cochrane, Toronto, and Huntsville, from where he retired in 1981. Bob loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, moose and partridge hunter. Joan and Bob loved to travel the world together, and were both avid sailors. He was a past Commodore and 31 year member of the North Bay Yacht Club. At Bob’s request cremation will take place with no visitation or service. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. A donation to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (705)472-8810.
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LAUAY - Janet Constance
Soul Mate of Richard Albert Mathieu for 13 years. Died accidentally on Friday, January 24, 2003. Jan went into the waiting arms of her father, mother and sister Esther, and into the presence of our "Lord". Janet is survived by her soul mate Richard and two sisters Christine (New York) and Kim (Englehart). Lovingly remembered by her mother in law Joyce, sisters in law Joanne (Brad), Sherry (Chris) and brothers in law Robin (Dawn), Todd (Danielle) and Jimmy. Also remembered by her nephews Scott & Tyler. "We love you Jan". We will miss you - "our little boogie". Friends may call at the Martyn Funeral Home (across from city hall) on Wednesday evening from 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday January 30th at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
GAMBLE - Tina
At Cassellholme, North Bay on Thursday January 30, 2003, at the age of 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Itzen Elzinga and the late Frederick Gamble. Proud and loving mother of Simon Elzinga (Sharon), Thelma Faubert (Roger) and Klazina Elmy (Gary), all of North Bay, and Ida Gray of Kingston. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Tina is also survived by two brothers and a sister in Holland. Born in Holland on February 1st, 1916 Tina came to Canada in 1950. She and Itzen settled in the Trenton area and raised their family there. Following his death in 1973 Tina moved to North Bay to be closer to her children. She was an active member of the Golden Age Club. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) this evening, Friday January 30th from 7 - 9 p.m. and Saturday February 1st from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Cremation will follow with interment of ashes in Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Trenton.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimers Society will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
WINBORN - Lawrence
Peacefully at Leisureworld Nursing Care Centre on Wednesday January 29, 2003. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Robinson. Loving father of Harley Winborn (Mary) of Calgary. Dear father-in-law of Don Boake (Dorothy) and Donna Winborn. He will be missed by 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lillian and Walter, both of Toronto. Predeceased by his daughter Laurie May Boake, son Walter Winborn, and sister Edith. A memorial service will be held at Lakeshore Missionary Church on Saturday February 1, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. Interment of ashes at Pine Orchard Cemetery, New Market.
A donation to the Northeastern Regional Cancer Centre Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to MARTYN FUNERAL HOME. (705) 472-8810.