Ingrid Karen Corley died October 2, 2003.
She was born in Englehart on May 30, 1950 to Eric and Jackie Corley.
Her last 18 years of working were spent with the Ontario Northland Railway (ONR) where she was also a member of the recreation committee in charge of the decorating. When her children were younger, Ms. Corley was involved in Air Cadets, 355 Polaris Squadron.
On August 25, 1999 she married her friend and travel companion, Dennis Mills. Together they enjoyed many trips, treasuring the memories of beautiful scenery, the people and each other. A special place in her heart was Martha’s Vineyard.
Ms. Corley had many interests. She was a talented seamstress, a creative folk artist and an inspired paper tole artist.
Ms. Corley was an outgoing, musical person and many people will remember her and her father competing in Bavarian dance contests.
She is survived by her husband Dennis Mills; children Eric of Fort Nelson, British Columbia and Marney (Matthew) Muncaster of Sault Ste. Marie; grandchildren Mackenzie and Makayla; her mother Jackie; her family Maureen (Jim), Chauncey (Ingrid), Lynn (Cecil), Erica, Tim (Debbie) and Tammy (Bruce); sisters- and brothers-in law Sandra and Glen McPherson of North Bay, Graydon and Valerie Mills of Aylmer; and mother-in-law Mary Mills of North Bay.
She was predeceased by her father Eric.
The family service was held at Christ Church, Anglican, in Englehart on October 4 with a memorial service held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 104 in Englehart.
The family expressed their appreciation for the care and thoughtfulness shown by the staff on Three West at the North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site and to those at the Laurentian Hospital in Sudbury.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre.
Marie Berthe Loranger
After a lengthy illness with arthritis and diabetes, Marie Berthe Loranger died October 2, 2003 in Haileybury at the Tri-Town Extendicare Nursing Home.
Born in Guérin, Quebec, on January 18, 1912 to Arthur Lefebvre and Alvina Gauthier, she was a teacher in Guérin and came to Earlton as a house worker.
She married Henri-Georges Loranger in Earlton in October 1939. He was a widower with seven children and Mrs. Loranger raised them along with four children they had together.
A member of St. Jean Baptiste Church in Earlton, Mrs. Loranger is survived by her children Yvonne (Maurice), Paul-Emile (Marie-Paule), Jacques (Alice), Omer (Jeanne D’Arc), Lucille (Germain), Juliette (Robert), Denise (Réal), Monique (Onil), Jean-Guy (Gisèle) and André (Diane).
She was predeceased by her husband Henri-Georges Loranger in 1970, son Maurice in 1990, son-in-law Germain in 1997 and grandson Laurent in 1984.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted at St. Jean Baptiste Church on October 4 by Father Gilles LeBlanc.
Pallbearers were Mario Loranger, Raymond Savoie, Normand Léveillé, Claude Loranger, Gilles Loranger an Jacques Loranger.
Burial is at the Earlton Catholic Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service came from Ottawa, Sudbury, Timmins, Gatineau, South Porcupine, Kapuskasing, Orléans, North Bay, St. Donat, Rouyn, Montreal and Notre Dame du Nord, Quebec, and Orangeville.
In memory contributions were made to the Arthritis Society and the Diabetes Association.
Temiskaming Lodge resident Ellen Soucisse died September 17, 2003.
She was born on July 19, 1922 in Astorville to John Lavigne and Amanda Gravelle.
Educated in Callander, she married Woodley Soucisse on May 17, 1940 in Cobalt.
A homemaker, Mrs. Soucisse was past president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44 in Cobalt and of the Silver Women’s Institute in Cobalt. Mrs. Soucisse loved to play cards with her friends at Island View Apartments as well as with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren. Many will remember the pride she took in her garden when she lived at her home in Cobalt.
Mrs. Soucisse will be dearly missed by all those she touched throughout her life.
She was predeceased by her parents John and Amanda Lavigne and by her husband Woodley.
Mrs. Soucisse is survived by her brother Edward Lavigne of Temagami; sister Mary Johnston of Latchford; children Noreen (Richard) Sheedy of New Liskeard, Garry Soucisse (Phyllis Gidney) of Haileybury, Diana (Stuart) McLellan of Haileybury; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. A family graveside committal service will take place at the Cobalt Veterans Cemetery in Haileybury.
Cremation has taken place.
In memory contributions were made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Louis St. Amant
Haileybury resident Louis St. Amant died October 6, 2003 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Born to Joseph St. Amant and Albina Marcoux in Casey Township (Belle Vallée) on June 11, 1919, he worked as an upholsterer and bus driver.
On August 28, 1941 Mr. St. Amant married Marguerite Lajoie in Notre Dame du Nord, Quebec.
He is survived by his wife Marguerite; children Marie-Claude, Yvan, Gérard, Gerald and Huguette; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted by Father Firmin Lafond at Holy Cross Church in Haileybury on Wednesday, October 8 at 11 a.m.
Cremation is by J.H. Fleury Crematorium in Rouyn.
In memory contributions are to the Canadian Cancer Society.
On September 25, 2003 Adela Maloney died at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 87.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband Phil Maloney, beloved companion Ralph Crooks and brothers Ernie, Bill and Dick.
She is survived by her siblings Bob (wife June) Fleming, Jean (husband Don) Weddell, Bev (husband Lawrence) Heittola and Chuck (wife Julie) Fleming and by many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held September 29 at Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. Reverend Richard White officiated.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully appreciated by the family.
James Thomson Hillcoat
James Thomson Hillcoat died peacefully at the Temiskaming Lodge on September 18, 2003, after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.
Mr. Hillcoat joins his beloved wife and long-time best friend Vera, who he had missed greatly since her passing on August 11, 2001.
Born in Cobalt on August 20, 1920, the eldest child of Robert and Jane (Thomson) Hillcoat, and brother to Bessie (Mrs. John Labine) and Jean (Mrs. John Phillips), Mr. Hillcoat received the majority of his formal education at the Milberta one-room schoolhouse, then embarked upon a diversified career in agriculture at a relatively young age.
Early into a commitment to Temiskaming and Canadian agriculture that would last over 60 years, he met and married a local schoolteacher, Vera Oslund, and together they raised five children. James and Vera were immensely proud of the family who survive them: Lorne (Anne Marie LeRoy) and his daughter Lindsay; Sharon (Ray Rives) and her daughter Rebecca; Dennis; Allen (Kristina Brics) and his three sons Nicholas, Michael and Jake; and Bruce (Gina Gianetto).
Mr. Hillcoat made numerous contributions to agriculture, including his membership for 51 years in various capacities with the Ontario Seed Growers Association. He was also Secretary Treasurer of the Temiskaming Producers Co-op, and for 17 years was the Northern Ontario representative on the Canadian Seed Growers Board of Directors. He and his wife attended the majority of annual national meetings from Charlottetown to Victoria, during which time he received recognition as a Robertson Associate, an award granted to only five Canadians annually for outstanding contribution to the Canadian Pedigreed Seed Industry. Mr. Hillcoat was also a director of the Temiskaming Grain Growers Association, and most recently, was presented the Temiskaming Soil and Crop Improvement Association Award of Merit, in 2002.
Mr. Hillcoat made a keen commitment to the local community. He was a founding Charter member of the Kerns Central Lions Club, and, over a period of 38 years, served as President, Treasurer, Secretary, Zone Chairman and Deputy District Governor. For over 25 years, he was involved with the Earlton Steam and Antique Show, and for over 35 years raised funds for the Cancer Society and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Mr. Hillcoat was also very active with the Milberta United Church, was Secretary Treasurer of the Kerns School Board for 11 years, and served on the Kerns Township Council.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Perrin Funeral Home. The service was performed by minister Kitty Miller at St. Paul’s United Church in New Liskeard, followed by interment at Kerns Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews Jack Phillips, Terry Phillips, Robert Labine and Tom Cragg, as well as long-time family friends Don McLean and Bill Semple.
In addition to thanking minister Kitty Miller and the pallbearers, the family extended special thanks to good friend and funeral director Grieg Carter and his wife Linda, long-time friend and organist Doriel Poupore and husband Don, niece and soloist Paula Oslund and her son Chris, Bev Foley and the Milberta UCW assisted by members of St. Paul’s United Church for providing the lunch, and Kevin Runnalls and Morris Coleman (and his wife Thelma) for interment requirements, and for being great neighbours.
The Hillcoat family would also like to express its gratitude to the management and staff of the Temiskaming Lodge, the Temiskaming CCAC and to Dr. Andre Hurtubise. Sincere thanks and apologies are extended to the many people not mentioned here; those who provided food, flowers, cards and words of sympathy, plus donations to the Milberta United Church, the Northdale Manor Building Fund and a number of other charitable foundations. Finally, the family expresses its thanks to extended families and close friends, especially those from North Bay, Toronto and New Brunswick, who provided tremendous support throughout this difficult time.
Yvon (Jeff) Gosselin
Yvon (Jeff) Gosselin died December 6, 2003, in Latchford.
He resided at the Northland Motel in Latchford, and had previously resided at the Northdale Manor in New Liskeard.
Born to Lucien and Jeanette Gosselin, he was loved by all.
He is survived by his wife Thérèse Gosselin; children Sylvie, Luc and Kelly-Ann; and grandchildren Steven, Andréann, Emma, Branden and Matthew. Also surviving are Mr. Gosselin’s brother and sisters Guy, Pierette, Muriel, Gisèle, Madelline, Céline and Michel.
The funeral arrangements were by Perrin Funeral Chapel, and the service was held in Our Mother of Perpetual Help church in New Liskeard, of which Mr. Gosselin was a member. The service was conducted by Father John Lemire.
Beulah (Ames) Briscoe died December 22, 2003, at the Englehart and District Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born August 24, 1921, in New Liskeard, she married Edward Briscoe in New Liskeard in 1939. She was predeceased by her husband in July, 1979.
Mrs. Briscoe is survived by her daughter Bonnie Henderson of Marter Township, her grandson Jason Henderson of Toronto, and granddaughter Victoria Henderson of Burnaby, British Columbia. She is also survived by her brothers Don Ames of Haileybury, Boyd Ames of New Liskeard, and her sisters Cris Richards of Duncan, British Columbia and Della Plaunt of Chatham, Ontario.
Cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held in May.
Dan Cozac died December 4, 2003 in Brooks, Alberta.
Born November 28, 1932 in Okla, Saskatchewan to Sam and Anna Cozac, he is survived by his four children, Daniel (Ira), Donna (Ivan), Doreen (Darwin), Darryl (Sandra); his grandchildren Dallas, Dillon, Craig, Sarah, Taylor, Gina, Coleton and Branden. He is also survived by his brothers Andri, Peter, and Slim, of Englehart, and his sisters, nephews and nieces. Mr. Cozac was predeceased by his parents, his brother George and sister Pearl.
Mr. Cozac moved from Okla at an an early age to Charlton where he grew up and went to school. At the age of 18 he moved to Alberta where he started working as a roughneck on the drilling rigs. He then worked as production operator for Chevron Resources, moved to Canadian Pacific Oil and Gas (CPOG) as one of their original operators and eventually became an Area Production Foreman for PanCanadian in Brooks. In 1980, he started his own company, Cozac Holdings Ltd., where he provided oil and gas services for 23 years.
Mr. Cozac will always be remembered by his family and friends for his love of hunting, fishing and hockey, and he will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, from the Brooks United Church. Reverend Ken Wells of St. Alban’s Anglican Church officiated. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Doug Able, Brian Mullings, Zack Wurz, Bill Tomlinson, Albert Snyders, Ken Aimes and Bill Kennedy.
In memory of Mr. Cozac, memorial tributes may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #124 430 - 6th Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2S8; the Canadian Cancer Society, #102 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 1Z8; or to a Brooks charity of choice.
Arrangements were in care of Smith Funeral Home in Brooks.