Marilynn Lillian Grozelle
After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease and with members of her family at her bedside, Marilynn Lillian Grozelle passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2002.
Marilynn Grozelle (née Olimer) was born on August 23, 1933 in New Liskeard, Ontario. She is the daughter of Violet Mary and Melvin Hugh Olimer of New Liskeard and had lived in the Tri-Town area all of her life.
Upon completion of high school, Marilynn married the love of her life, Bill Grozelle on January 10, 1953. Besides her beloved husband, she is survived by their daughter Kathryn and her husband Abe Shasha and children Jonathan, David and Benjamin of Houston, Texas; her daughter Karen and her husband Jim Wilson and their children Ashleigh, James and Victoria of Orillia, Ontario; and her son Ron and wife Moira and their son Jackson of Toronto, Ontario.
She was predeceased by her son Merrill, aged five years, her parents, and her younger sister Penny McKee.
Not only was she a loving mother but a dedicated employee. She was employed as the secretary for the Haileybury Public School for more than three decades. Marilynn will be remembered for her love of her family and home. She was devoted to her church, was an avid bridge player and was an organist for many years.
At the time of her death, she was residing at the Temiskaming Lodge where she had been a resident for over four years. The family would like to thank the staff of the Temiskaming Lodge, Dr. Hurtubise, as well as Reverend Linda White for their care and compassion throughout this difficult time. Also, the family deeply appreciated the love and support shown by so many friends over these challenging years.
A memorial service of remembrance and celebration was held Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Haileybury. A private cremation was held.
As expressions of sympathy, donations in Marilynn’s name to St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be deeply appreciated.
James (Jim) Wallace Duncan Baker
On July 4, 2002 James “Jim” Baker died at the Toronto General Hospital at the age of 72.
Mr. Baker was a lifelong resident of Harley Township and fan of sports, particularly hockey, football and baseball.
He was a member in good standing of Ontario’s Federation of Agriculture and retired from the dairy and beef farming industry in 1992.
His greatest love was his garden from which he shared with pride. Mr. Baker was an avid reader of Time Life magazine, Readers Digest and National Geographic.
Mr. Baker was the youngest son of Florence Ella Baker (née Monk) and James “Ernest” Baker of Harley Township, both of whom predeceased him.
He is survived by his brother Harry Baker and sisters Ruby (late Bert Edwards), Margaret (Eddy MacKewn) and Ina (Roy MacKewn); and by nieces, nephews and their families.
Mr. Baker was predeceased by his sisters Jean Getty, Maude McGonigal, Mary Peters, Pearl Percival, Laura Baker and Florence Baker; and by his brother-in-law Bert Edwards.
Mr. Baker will be forever remembered as a proud man who was generous and kind.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Pastor Keith Edwards on July 8.
Interment followed at Harley Cemetery.
Pallbearers were nephews George Edwards, Harry, Bob, Ernie, Don and Stan MacKewn.
Friends and family attended from Toronto, Killaloe Lake, Timmins, North Bay, Kirkland Lake, Englehart and the Tri-Towns.
Donations to any association for abandoned and abused animals or to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Harry James Proctor
Harry James Proctor died June 28, 2002 at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 85.
He was born in Beauchamp Township on May 31, 1917 to Mary (Wilson) and Edward Proctor.
Mr. Proctor worked for Temagami Timber in his teen years, but his love was for farming. He lived a quiet, simple life on a farm he purchased in Kenabeek. He enjoyed the company of family and friends.
Mr. Proctor is survived by his sisters-in-law Hazel Proctor and Helen Proctor and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Edward Proctor, sister Ruby and brothers John, George and Clifford.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted July 1 by Kitty Miller.
Pallbearers were Bryan Coe, Robin Forget, Robin Seymond, Clayton Seymond, Mike Miller and Norman Moreau.
Burial is in Rosegrove Cemetery in Kenabeek.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Collingwood, North Bay, Kirkland Lake and Sudbury.
Cecileah Michelle MacKewn-Bumstead died of Trisomy 18 on August 17, 2003 at her home in Dymond Township. She was two months, 29 days old.
Baby Cecileah was born in New Liskeard on May 19, 2003 to Josh Bumstead and Leah MacKewn.
She is survived by her parents and grandparents Lonnie and Line Bumstead, Bill and Sue MacKewn.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Father John.
Pallbearers were Justin Bumstead and Jesse MacKewn.
Burial is at the Catholic Cemetery on Dawson Point Road.
Donations may be made to CHEO Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Neonatal Unit.
There is no doubt my time on
Earth was cut so very short
But each moment that I lived here
Was filled with such support.
The Love I felt from family goes way
And many of you feel at times
that none of this was fair.
I was sent here for a reason,
You all a bond
Don’t worry mom and dad for
You’re always in my heart
Along with all the others; we
Will never really part.
Each time you feel a gentle breeze,
I hope you all will know
That I have just come
by to greet you
With a sweet hello,
Loving you always Cecileah.
- Helen Culhane
Marie Sole died August 25, 2003 at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 67.
Mrs. Sole is lovingly remembered by her brother Aubrey Roach and sister-in-law Arla; children Sandra, Brian, Carlyle and step-daughter Geri.
Mrs. Sole was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 54 in Haileybury, the Catholic Women’s League, Meals on Wheels and the Friendship Club in Haileybury.
She died peacefully in the company of her family.
The celebration of her life was held at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church on August 29. Father John led the service.
She is sadly missed by her friends and colleagues at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop.
Roland J. Desmarais
Roland J. Desmarais died September 7, 2003 at Cassellholme in North Bay at the age of 90.
Mr. Desmarais is survived by his wife of 65 years, Simone; children Annette (Fred Deacon) of Englehart and Peter (Susan) of North Bay; grandchildren Mark, Michelle, Paul, Brian, Mike, Cindy and Jennifer; great-grandchildren Madison and Carter; siblings Lucien (Simone), Cecile Lafond and Marcel (Loretta), all of Haileybury.
Mr. Desmarais was predeceased by his son Raymond on September 27, 2002.
The funeral was arranged by Hillside Funeral Services in North Bay with the funeral mass held September 10 at St. Agnes Church in North Bay.
Interment is at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Donations to the North Bay General Hospital in memory of Mr. Desmarais will be gratefully acknowledged by his family.
On August 22, 2003 Marie Donoghue died in her one-hundred and second year at Woodhaven Nursing Home in Markham.
Mrs. Donoghue lived most of her life in New Liskeard after having been brought here as in infant in 1902 by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Binkley.
They came to New Liskeard by boat on the steam vessel Meteor, the only mode of transportation to New Liskeard at that time.
Mrs. Donoghue was predeceased by her husband Basil in July of 1979.
In 1982 she moved to Markham to be closer to her family.
She is survived by her daughters Clare Donoghue of Unionville, Carroll Chilton of Markham, son Dave Donoghue of Scarborough and daughter-in-law Heather (née Caverly) of Scarborough; grandchildren Wendy Scott of Uxbridge, Wayne Donoghue of Whitby, Gord Chilton of Markham and Scott Caverly of Ajax; and great-grandchildren Mitchell and Katie Scott, David and Meghan Donoghue and Tyler Caverly.
Mrs. Donoghue’s ashes will be buried in the family plot in the New Liskeard Cemetery.
Retta Jean Dunn
New Liskeard resident Retta Jean Dunn died September 1, 2003 at her home.
She was born in Kirkland Lake on February 22, 1935 to Wesley Burling and Tressa Steele. She moved to this area from Larder Lake in April, 1947.
Educated in Larder Lake and New Liskeard, she married David Roy Dunn in New Liskeard on June 28, 1957.
Mrs. Dunn was a secretary for the Ministry of Transportation, a homemaker, mother and businesswoman for D.R. Dunn Sales.
Mrs. Dunn was a modern day grandmother who loved family and children. A member of the Presbyterian Church, she loved to travel and enjoyed life to its fullest. She was compassionate, loving and giving to all.
Mrs. Dunn is survived by her husband David Roy; daughters Janet (Basil) of Timmins, Linda (Al Cote) of New Liskeard, Patricia (Brian Coufal) of Hanmer; grandchildren Ryan, Jennifer and Stacy Cote, Kayleigh and Brady Coufal; sister-in-law Mary Seniuk of Valleyfield; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, sisters Joan and Doreen, brothers-in-law Don and Bill.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the Reverend Janice Hamalainen officiating there on September 5.
Cremation has occurred.
Relatives and friends attended the service from Valleyfield, London, Hanmer, Timmins, Toronto and Montreal.