Loretta Catherine (formerly Sheedy) Jackson
Mrs. Jackson, long time resident of New Liskeard, Ontario died peacefully in her home at the Market Street Seniors Apartments at the age of 92 on Monday January 26, 2004.
Born in Belle Vallee, Ontario October 20, 1911, her parents were Margaret Cannon and Michael Joseph Sheedy who moved to Belle Vallee from Oseola in 1897.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband John Albert Jackson, her granddaughter Kathy Jackson and her siblings Mary (Kirkey), Leonard, Felix, Patrick, Clara, Nellie (Watters), Jim and infant Vincent.
She is survived by her 97 year old sister Margaret Follet from Barrie Ontario.
Mrs. Jackson is the loving mother of Roy and Jean Jackson; treasured grandmother to Joanne Jackson and Doug Raby, Darlene Jackson, Jennifer Gravel and Marcel Perron, Patti Dubois and Hugh Falls; Michael and Shelley Jackson and Mary Jackson.
She said it was “great” to be a great grandmother and her great grandchildren will also miss her: Jessica Thorp, Marie-Ange, Genevieve and Nicolas Gravel, Cody and Josh Dubois, Tyler, Shayne and Amye Jackson, Casey Falls and Genevieve Perron.
Mrs. Jackson will be sadly missed by her immediate family, nieces and nephews, everyone who called her “Aunt Loretta or Gramma,” extended family, and friends.
Visitation is Friday, January 30, 7-9 p.m. at Perrin Funeral Home.
The funeral mass will be at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church on Saturday, January 31.
Check with Perrins Funeral Home for the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local children’s charities, Camp Quality or the Tri-Town Youth Foundation or the Salvation Army food bank.
Elsie Alberta Bowen died January 13, 2004 at the Temiskaming Lodge in Haileybury.
She was born in Hudson Township to Arthur and Myrtle Messenger on April 10, 1909.
Educated in Hudson, she married Merton Bowen in New Liskeard on December 22, 1931.
A housewife, Mrs. Bowen was known for her quiet and gentle personality. She was also a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Mrs. Bowen was predeceased by her husband Merton, siblings Clarence Messenger of Sudbury, Arthur Messenger of Toronto, Elmer Messenger of North Bay and Verna Hearn of Calgary, and great-grandchild Jordan Lamb of Ottawa.
She is survived by her children Verla Mallett of Brampton, Erma Bowen of the Temiskaming Lodge, Norma Ball of Lindsay, Shirley Leach of Brownsville, James Bowen of Lake Cowichan, British Columbia and Brian Bowen of Gibsons, B.C.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; siblings Mabel Bandy of Bancroft, Kay Wilson of Thessalon, Hazel Falkner of Georgetown, Helen Wallice of Bolton, Gladys Sherritt of Sudbury and Don Messenger of Hudson Township.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard. After the service, conducted at the Kingdom Hall by William G. Scott, a catered lunch was served.
Burial will be at the New Liskeard Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service came from Alberta and across Ontario.
Alice Selena Gorbett
Alice Selena Gorbett (née Lee) died suddenly of a heat attack at the age of 87 on January 1, 2004 at the Englehart and District Hospital.
She was born on January 9, 1916 to Percy and Selena Lee in Bowmanville.
Educated in Bowmanville and Toronto, she was a registered nurse for many years in Toronto hospitals and she also worked as a doctor’s assistant at a large doctor’s office. After leaving nursing Mrs. Gorbett did office work, first at the license bureau, then at the head office of Canada Trust until her retirement. In her later years she was married for a short time to Willard Gorbett.
Mrs. Gorbett loved to travel, travelling across Canada, Texas, Florida and overseas. She spent most of her summer holidays with her sister Beatrice Martin on the family farm in Dack Township. She moved north to Englehart in 1976 and then to the Sixth Avenue seniors’ apartments in 1982. For the past year, Mrs. Gorbett was a resident at Northview Nursing Home in Englehart.
She was predeceased by her mother and father; sisters May Parkerst of Oshawa and Beatrice Martin of Englehart; brother Harry Lee in World War II; two nephews and one niece.
Mrs. Gorbett is survived by her nephews Peter and Harlan Martin of Charlton; nieces Janet Stevenson and Beatrice Ellerton of Englehart, Lillian Kent of Sharpe Township and Grace Muirhead of Oshawa.
The funeral service took place January 5 at McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart. Reverend Peter Dahlin officiated. A lunch was served after the funeral by the Northern Rebekah Lodge.
Pallbearers were great-nephews Lawrence Martin, Brian Stevenson, Ross and Paul Martin, Norman and Lionel Ellerton.
Burial will be at the Englehart Cemetery in the spring.
The family thanked Northview Nursing Home, the doctors and nurses at the Englehart and District Hospital, McDonald Funeral Home, Reverend Peter Dahlin, the Rebekahs and all of their friends and family.
Ethel Clarice Latter
Ethel Clarice Latter died January 16, 2004 at Extendicare Kirkland Lake at the age of 89.
She was born in Haileybury on March 24, 1914 to Mary and Michael Roberts. She was married to her husband Charles Latter for many wonderful years.
Mrs. Latter was predeceased by her parents; husband Charles; sisters Josephine and Magdaline; and brothers Eric, Harold, Warrick, Joseph and George.
She is survived by her daughter Lorraine; granddaughters Patricia and Katrine; sisters Mildred, Veronica, Lillian and Dorothy; brother Clifford; and niece Clarice McDonald.
Mrs. Latter will be buried next to her husband Charles in Kirkland Lake Cemetery in the spring.
Marilee MacKay died January 20, 2004 at her home in Burks Falls. She was in her sixty-fourth year.
Mrs. MacKay is survived by her husband Archie; children Kerri MacKay-Rivard (Gaston) of New Liskeard, Kevin (Diana) of Ottawa and Kent (Roxanne) of Gatineau, Quebec; grandchildren Allan, Amy and Kina Rivard, Brayden and Lauren MacKay and Teighan MacKay; sister Nancy Woodcock (Les) and step-father Walter Hills, all of Brantford.
She was predeceased by her mother Dorothy Hills.
A service of remembrance will be held in the chapel of the Dempster-Allair Funeral Home in Burks Falls at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23.
Cremation has taken place.
If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Former Cobalt resident Bernadette Mercier died January 9, 2004 at Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury.
She was born May 20, 1907 in Trout Creek to Jacob and Caroline Eckensviller.
Educated in Trout Creek, she married Raoul Mercier there on August 1, 1940 and then moved to Cobalt the same month where she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Mercier was predeceased by her husband Raoul on August 13, 1982.
One of 13 children, she is survived by four sisters, two brothers, sons Donald Mercier of Cobalt and Glenn (and Pamela) Mercier from Whitby; daughters Carole (and Michael) Lanthier from Courtice and Patricia (and Jim) Smeltzer of Kingston; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury where the service was conducted Jan. 13 by Father John Lemire.
Burial will be at the Cobalt Catholic Cemetery.
In memory contributions went to Extendicare Nursing Home.
Jean-Paul Montigny died April 9, 2004 at the age of 70.
Mr. Montigny is survived by his loving wife Aline, children Gilles, Rose, Daniel, Linda, Sylvie and Nancy and 15 grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him, he will be forever in their hearts.
The family expressed their deepest gratitude to the Temiskaming Hospital and their staff. Special thanks to Perrin Funeral Chapel, Father Lafond and the volunteers of Notre Dame de Bon Secours.
“We were overwhelmed by the generosity and support from friends, family and the community. On behalf of the Montigny family, thank you!”
Arcade P. Ethier
Earlton resident Arcade P. Ethier died suddenly at the Englehart and District Hospital on April 7, 2004.
He was born in Laverlochère, Quebec on November 14, 1932 to Cécile Manthas and Paul Ethier.
Educated in Laverlochère, he married Dora Léveillé in Earlton in 1954, having moved there in 1948.
Mr. Ethier was the store manager at the Earlton Co-Op (U.C.O.). He was known as a fine man who was involved with the organization of the Bingo, le Club de l’Age d’Or and Chevalier de Colombs. He was a member of Saint Jean Baptiste Church and he enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.
He will be missed by his wife, family and lots of friends. It will be a huge hole in the community, said his family. Mr. Ethier and his friends shared a special table at the restaurant for coffee time.
Mr. Ethier is survived by his wife Dora, son Richard (Ilka) Ethier of Hanmer, daughters Line (Raymond) Champion of Aurora and Denise (Blair) Phillips of Kerns Township; six grandchildren, brother Adonias and sisters Marie-Anne Clément and Yvonne Savoie.
He was predeceased by his parents Cécile and Paul Ethier, brothers Jean-Baptiste and Father Zenon.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted at St.Jean Baptiste Church in Earlton on April 10 by Père Gilles Leblanc.
Pallbearers were Germain Léveillé, Claude Caron, Michel Caron, Richard Léveillé, Sylvio Léveillé and René Jubinville.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Windsor, Montreal, Earlton, Gatineau, Ottawa, London, Sudbury, Field, Kirkland Lake, Larder Lake, New Liskeard and Toronto.
In memory contributions were made to the C.T. Scanner Foundation at the Temiskaming Hospital.
The family thanked everybody for their thoughts and encouragement throughout their hard times.