Ann Marie Gazzola
Ann Marie Gazzola (née Rolph) died August 20, 2003 at the Sudbury Memorial Hospital. She was in her sixty-second year.
Mrs. Gazzola is survived by her husband Antonio Gazzola; children Debora, Cristina and Andreas and granddaughter Irma from Castelfranco, Italy; sisters Linda Scott (Jim), Margie Allison (Bob) and brothers Bill and Bob Bowman.
Educated as an RNA in Sudbury, she married her husband there and they moved to Italy and Germany for many years before returning to Canada in 1973.
A memorial service, led by Mrs. Gazzola’s cousin, Father Brian Clough, was held August 26 at Hillview United Church.
Friends and relatives attended from the area as well as from Toronto, Peterborough, Barrie, Collingwood, Timmins, North Bay and Sudbury.
Cremation arrangements were done by the Cooperative Funeral Home in Sudbury.
In memory donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Elsie A. Taylor
After a lengthy illness, Elsie A. Taylor died peacefully on September 3, 2003 at the Kirkland Lake and District Hospital. Her caring husband, Ralph, was at her side.
Mrs. Taylor is also survived by her children Frank (Julie) and Joanne, all of Ottawa; grandchildren Jeremy, Tom and Holly Taylor; brother Ralph Lamert Frank and sister Muriel Todd, both of Nova Scotia.
Mrs. Taylor touched many people throughout her life simply by being a beloved wife, loving mother, wonderful grandmother and special friend to many people in Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard, Twin Lakes and Nova Scotia.
She loved cottage life and was extremely proud of her garden.
The family thanked Dr. Chan and the many other doctors, nurses and staff of the Kirkland Lake and District Hospital who assisted in her care over the years.
The funeral was held at the Trinity United Church on September 6 with the Reverend Margaret Wood officiating.
Donations in Mrs. Taylor’s memory may be made to the Canadian Lung Association.
Ernest Cameron Bailey
Haileybury resident Ernest Cameron Bailey died August 24, 2003 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Born to Archibald and Laura Bailey in New Liskeard on April 13, 1924, he attended Bailey’s School in Armstrong Township.
On November 21, 1946 he married Edna Shelle in New Liskeard.
Mr. Bailey worked for the Elk Lake division of the MTO, retiring in 1984 after 30 years.
Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife Edna; sister Archina Sparks; daughter Diane (Wally) Dove; grandchildren Rhonda Carr, Jason Dove and Bradley Dove; and by six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his sisters Laura Jibb, Emmaline Dunne and Sarah Porteous; and brothers Alfred, Ronald and Les.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury where the service was conducted August 28 by his niece Eve Welsh and son-in-law Wally Dove.
Pallbearers were George Welsh, Art Welsh, Gordon Welsh, Mick Major, Laurence Tresidder and Gilbert Venne.
Burial is at the Rosegrove Cemetery in Henwood Township.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Brampton, Barrie, Toronto, Newmarket, Welland, Milton, Sudbury, Timmins, Englehart, Kirkland Lake, Elk Lake and the surrounding area.
In memory contributions were made to Palliative Care at the Temiskaming Hospital and the Northdale Manor Building Fund.
Ellen Percy (née Duff) died suddenly at her home in London on August 29, 2003. She was in her eighty-eighth year.
Mrs. Percy was predeceased by her husband Roy Percy in 1995.
She is survived by her children Mary Hinds (Bob) of British Columbia, Myrna Bradley and Don Percy (Lila); eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and by her sister Beatrice Bailey.
A private family service took place.
Thomas William Wood
After a short illness, Thomas Wm. Wood of Haileybury died at the Temiskaming Hospital on August 18, 2003.
He was born at Mileage 104, Cobalt, on February 8, 1916 to Lois and Edward Wood.
Educated at Cobalt Public and High Schools, he was a farmer in Savard Township and worked in area mines in Matachewan, Kirkland Lake and at Sherman Mine.
Mr. Wood married Agnes Russell in Charlton on October 18, 1939. From 1943-45 he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Mr. Wood is survived by his wife Agnes; daughters Betty Warren (Aubrey) of Englehart, June Schiavone (Stephen) of North Bay; son John Wood (Diane) of Burlington; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by his parents and by his sister Vera Neal.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted on August 21 by the Reverend Fred Knutson.
Pallbearers were grandsons Tom Warren, Nick Schiavone, Karl and Christopher Wood, nephew Ken Neal and grandson-in-law Darrell Kant.
Burial is at the Charlton Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from North Bay, Burlington, Wasaga Beach, Glen Cairn, Guelph and Toronto.
In memory contributions to the Temiskaming Hospital CT Scanner Foundation or to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Cecile Rivard of Haileybury died August 24, 2003 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in St. Eugene de Guigues on January 13, 1920 to Emile and Sabine Forget.
Educated in St. Eugene de Guigues, she married Leonce Rivard there on September 1, 1937. Mrs. Rivard, a member of the Roman Catholic Church, moved to this area in 1956 and was a homemaker.
She was predeceased by her husband Leonce and is survived by her sons Laurent and Leandre, daughters Lorraine Duchesne and Lena Dumoulin, brothers Edward and Albert Forget, sisters Jeanne Ducharme, Marie Louise Boucher and Lucienne Forget.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted July 29 by Father Firmin Lafond.
Pallbearers were Stephane Rivard, Gilbert Rivard, Eric Duchesne, Alain Duchesne, Andy Dumoulin and Pierre Rivard.
Burial has taken place.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Ottawa, Blind River, Toronto, Hamilton, Deep River, Sudbury, North Temiskaming and area.
Dorothy Surtees died August 29, 2003 in Englehart.
She was born in Ireland on May 19, 1920 to James and Elizabeth Horner.
She came to Canada in 1928 and dedicated many years to the Englehart and District Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Crossroads Full Gospel Church.
Mrs. Surtees was predeceased by her husband Sydney in 1990, brothers James of Quyon, Quebec, Hughie of Elliot Lake and sisters Rebecca Johnston of Kerns and Mary Hueston of Englehart.
She is survived by her brother Sam of Terrace, British Columbia; daughter Lorraine Choquette (Roy) of Whitby; sons Gerald (Sandra) of Sudbury and Barry (Sandie) of Kirkland Lake; grandchildren Steve, Kevin and Greg Choquette, Alyssa and Taylor Surtees (of Sudbury), Megan and Malorie (of Kirkland Lake); and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart and was conducted by the Reverends Peter Ruel and George Duncan at Crossroads Full Gospel Church on September 1.
Burial is at the Charlton Cemetery.
In memory contributions were made to the Englehart and District Hospital.