Elsie Emily Bowman (née Heard) died peacefully on April 6, 2004 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. She was in her eighty-ninth year.
Mrs. Bowman was predeceased by her husbands Frank Miller, Gary McMullen and John Bowman, sisters Gladys Hadden and Edith McFarlane and brothers Hazlet Heard, Leonard Heard and Robert Heard.
She is survived by her children Larry Miller (daughter-in-law Betty Miller) of Saskatoon, Susan Hampton (son-in-law Ted Hampton) of Toronto; grandchildren Rebecca Hay (husband Robert), Lianne Miller and Robert Miller, and great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Caeden Hay, brother Edwin Heard, sister Violet Michiel and brother-in-law Max Michiel, sister-in-law Marion Ansley, many nieces and nephews, and stepson Donald Bowman.
Mrs. Bowman was born in Bucke Township to Rob Roy and Maria Heard and was a survivor of the Haileybury Fire of 1922. She attended Clover Valley Public School and Haileybury High School were she demonstrated her scholastic abilities. She later trained as a registered nurse at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie where she was awarded a gold medal of distinction. Before moving further south she lived in Haileybury, Chaput Hughes and North Bay. She also owned a cottage on Lake Temagami.
The funeral service was conducted by Major Rowena Wiseman of the Salvation Army on April 8 at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home in Toronto.
Interment will take place at the Kirkland Lake Cemetery on May 28, 2004 at 10:30 a.m.
Violet Clements (née Champagne)
Violet Clements died suddenly at the Spruce Hill Lodge in South Porcupine on April 13, 2004.
She was predeceased by her parents Paul and Lina (Cameron) Champagne, husband Charles, son Paul and brothers Raymond and Gorden.
Mrs. Clements is survived by her brother Eldon of Elliot Lake, daughters Marie Fiset (Guy) of Elk Lake and Jean Mackey (Ken) of Timmins, grandchildren Sherry Fisher (Dave) of Brampton, Shawn Fiset of Elk Lake, Dean Mackey (Lisa) and Jodee Mackey of Timmins, and great-grandchildren Amy Fisher and Taylor and Evan Mackey.
Mrs. Clements treasured her family and friends and had a special place in her heart for her beloved community of Elk Lake.
As per her wishes, cremation has taken place with a private burial to be held at a later date.
Donations in memory of Mrs. Clements to the Elk Lake Museum would be appreciated by the family.
John Thomas (Jack) Cobb
John Thomas Cobb died peacefully at the Temiskaming Hospital on Thursday, April 15, 2004 in his ninety-first year.
He was born in Fort Colounge, Quebec on May 5, 1912.
He was predeceased by his parents Alexander and Ida Cobb, wife Gertrude, brothers Norman, Russell, George and Alexander, sisters Mary and Hermione, son Melvin and daughter Laura.
He is survived by his daughter Stephanie (Andrew), daughter-in-law Claire, son-in-law Michael, grandchildren Cherie, Corey and David and great-grandchildren Melina, Trent and Taylor. Also by many special nephews and nieces and friends.
Mr. Cobb was a pioneer in the early days of Temiskaming, working as a mate on many small logging boats and later becoming Captain of the tug P.J. Murer on Lake Temiskaming. He also worked for Dofasco at the Sherman Mine in Temagami and later, at Haileybury Public School for the Temiskaming Board of Education.
He was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge, Silver Lodge Chapter. He was also a founding member of the Haileybury Heritage Museum and spent many happy volunteer hours there, with his crowning achievement being the piloting of the tugboat, M.V. Beauchene on it’s last voyage to Haileybury, where it is on display.
He was awarded an Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Culture volunteer award in 2003 for his dedication and efforts on behalf of the Museum. He was also an animal lover and was seldom seen without his beloved pet dog Beau.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Haileybury on April 19 with Reverend Kitty Miller officiating.
Memorial contributions to the Haileybury Heritage Museum building fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Pierre David Lantaigne
After a short battle with cancer, Pierre David Lantaigne of New Liskeard died April 1, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Mr. Lantaigne was born in Belle Vallée on May 8, 1947 to Thérèse Labonté and Gabriel Lantaigne.
Mr. Lantaigne was the founder and a coordinator and worker at Northern Star Consumer/Survivor and Family Network. He had many talents, enjoyed people and travelling. He devoted the last years of his life to helping people with a mental disorder. He was loved and will be missed by many people.
Mr. Lantaigne is survived by his daughters Carole (Bill) and Claire (Rick); sister Thérèse Johnson; stepsisters Mariette Tourigny (Ludger), Claudette Tourigny and stepbrother Roger Lauzon.
He was predeceased by his parents Thérèse and Gabriel and brother Aimé Lantaigne.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted at Paroisse Sacré Coeur by Father Turcotte.
Pallbearer was nephew Eddie Johnson.
Cremation has taken place with interment at the Belle Vallée Cemetery in the summer.
The funeral was followed by a lunch in the church basement as well as at the Northern Star Consumer/Survivor and Family Network. It was a memorial gathering for the members and public.
Donations were made to the Cancer Society and to the Northern Star Consumer/Survivor and Family Network at the church.
The family thanked Dr. Hurtubise, Dr. Corbin, the staff and especially the nurses in palliative care in Mr. Lantaigne’s final moments.
Former Haileybury resident Roy Haddow of Calgary died March 30, 2004 at the Foothills Hospital.
He was born in Dymond Township on May 8, 1916 to John and Elizabeth Haddow.
He is survived by his wife Margaret Jean Haddow; sons Lawrence and Terry; daughter Bonnie Pascal (Terry); grandchildren Darcy, Dawn, Stephanie, Kim, Trevor, Kate, Jason, Dana, Marshall and Skye; and great-grandchildren Mathew, Madison, Sophia and Michael.
Mr. Haddow was predeceased by his son Dale on October 8, 2003, his parents and six siblings.
A memorial service was held April 3 and another will be held in Haileybury at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
Terry Lynn Houghton
After a lengthy and courageous battle with illness, Terry Lynn Houghton died quietly on April 11, 2004 surrounded by her loving family. She was in her forty-first year.
Mrs. Houghton is survived by her husband Richard Moynes of Mississauga, parents Don and Sandra Houghton of Madoc, grandparents Harold and Jean Michiel of Kirkland Lake, sister Leanne Zabudsky (Jeff) of Sault Ste. Marie, brothers Scott Houghton (Trudy) of Flinton and Trevor Houghton of Etobicoke, uncles William Michiel (Marion) of Cobblehill, B.C. and Blair Houghton (Jean) of Peterborough, father- and mother-in-law Elgin and Velma Moynes of North Bay, brothers-in-law Laurie Moynes and David Moynes (Elizabeth) of North Bay, and by nieces, nephews and cousins whom she loved dearly.
Ms. Houghton, a certified general accountant, was employed by Orthopedic and Arthritic Hospital as manager of finance prior to her illness. She was an avid outdoor person and enjoyed camping, canoeing and kayaking with her husband and her family.
Cremation has occurred, there was no visitation.
A service of remembrance was held April 17 at Eden United Church in Mississauga.
In memory donations to the Canadian Celiac Association, Englehart Public Library or Credit Valley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
The funeral was arranged by Hillside Funeral Services in North Bay.
Jessie Winnifred McKelvie
Jessie Winnifred McKelvie died April 3, 2004.
She was born November 5, 1909 and lived most of her life in New Liskeard. Her teaching experiences took her from a one room school house at Silver Centre to Timmins and back to New Liskeard Secondary School.
After retiring from teaching she enjoyed volunteer work at the Gwen School and the Temiskaming Gift Shop. Ms. McKelvie was also a member of St. Paul’s United Church.
Among her interests were travelling and playing bridge. She enjoyed the last two years of her life at the Temiskaming Lodge.
Ms. McKelvie was predeceased by her sisters Jean Varrette and Helen Mackey and brother Donald McKelvie.
She is survived by her nephew Peter McKelvie, niece Julie McKelvie (husband Peter Glassier) and her special friend Brenda Manners.
Cremation has taken place.
Myrle Elizabeth McDonald (McRae) of Napanee died peacefully at her home on February 23, 2004. She was 71.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Hugh McDonald and by her brother Duncan McRae (Alice).
Mrs. McDonald is survived by her sister Elva Robinson (Herb) of Brockville and brother Dwayne McRae (Sylvia) of Williamstown, and is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held in the spring.
Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.