Haileybury resident Conrad Denis died April 1, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
He was born in St. Eugène De Guigues, Quebec, on May 23, 1924 to Thomas Denis and Lydia Lafond. Educated in St. Eugène de Guigues, he married Hélène Mathieu in St. Eugène de Guigues on July 18, 1945 and lived in Holtyre, Larder Lake and, since 1965, in Haileybury.
Mr. Denis was a much devoted father and husband who enjoyed the company of people. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and working in his garage.
Mr. Denis is survived by his wife Hélène, daughter Gisane (Harris) of Barrie, son Ronald of Haileybury, and granddaughter Cindy (Steve) of Alcona, Ontario.
He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Lydia.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted by Father Lafond on April 5.
Cremation has occurred.
Pallbearer was Ronald Denis.
Relatives and friends attending the service came from St. Eugène De Guigues, Rouyn-Noranda, Barrie, Alcona, Kirkland Lake, Larder Lake, Timmins, Ville Marie, Arntfield, Quebec, and the Tri-Towns.
A special thanks from the family to Dr. Hutten-Czapski, Dr. Churman, the staff and specially the nurses in his final moments.
Alyce (Smith) Shepherdson
Alyce Shepherdson (née Porcheron) of Burlington died peacefully at Hampton Terrace, Burlington, on April 8, 2004. She was in her ninetieth year.
Mrs. Shepherdson was predeceased by her beloved husbands Edwin Smith and Eldon Shepherdson.
She is survived by her loving children Dorothy Burgess and her husband Ralph of Burlington, Theron Smith and his wife Elizabeth of Moonbeam, Ontario, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place with a memorial service and internment to be held at a later date in New Liskeard.
Wilbert Farrow died March 23, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital. He was in his eighty-eighth year.
He leaves many fond memories with his family and friends.
Mr. Farrow was born on September 10, 1916 in Bucke Township. He spent his 88 years as a dedicated worker, husband, father and grandfather.
He is fondly remembered by his wife Violet, daughter Ruth Stevens (Walter), sons Bob (Derijan) and Dick (Susan); grandchildren Bryan Stevens (Angie), Darren Stevens (Shannon), Allison Kienapple (Todd), Jason Farrow (Julie), Todd Farrow, Karli Farrow and Alicia Farrow; great-grandchildren Melissa Stevens, Samantha Stevens, McKayla Kienapple, Noah Kienapple and Jayden Farrow; brother Cliff (Erma); and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents James and Anna Mae Farrow and brothers Alvin, Percy and Lorne.
Robert (Bob) R. Cole
Coleman Township resident Robert (Bob) R. Cole died April 5, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born in Cobalt on June 5, 1929 to Delaware and Helena Cole. He married Phyllis Eleanor Funnell on October 4, 1950 at St. James Anglican Church and they lived in Coleman.
Mr. Cole was an active member of the Cobalt Kiwanis Club and in the past had served on the Township of Coleman council for many years as a councillor.
Mr. Cole was predeceased by his parents Delaware and Helena Cole; sisters Elsie and Sally; and brothers Art, Tom, Hector, Walter, Clarence (Winifred) and Ted (Hazel).
He is survived by his wife Eleanor; daughters Debra Verrette and Terri (Brian) Green; son Ronald Cole; grandchildren Rodney, Randy, Richard, Tommy, Candy, Kaylene and Meriah; six great-grandchildren; brothers Louis (Ivy) and Jon (Evelyn) and sister Margaret Cook.
A memorial service was held at Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury on April 8 with the service conducted by Reverend Linda White with the eulogy delivered by Jack Scully.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Quality Time or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Lorena (Jackie) Neilson
Lorena (Jackie) Neilson died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 28, 2004 at home in Calgary. She had been a long-time resident of Cobalt and was 90-years-old.
She was born at Giroux Lake, Ontario, on November 2, 1913 to James and Minnie Price. In 1936 she married Harry G. Neilson at Giroux Lake.
Mrs. Neilson was predeceased by her parents; husband Harry; brothers Arthur and Jim Price; sisters Emma Walker, Lillian Devenny and Minnie Morning; and grandson Randy Haworth.
She is survived by her daughter Sheila Robinson (Jack) of Calgary and son Brian Neilson (Colleen) of St. John, New Brunswick; grandsons Steven and David Haworth, Shawn, Glenn, Tim and Mark Neilson; eight great-grandchildren; brother Bud Price of Cobalt and sister Fredena Pelette (William) of Earlton; and many nieces and nephews including Francis Sullivan of Sault Ste. Marie.
Mrs. Neilson will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends for her hospitality, kindness, sense of humour and smile.
Cremation has taken place and interment will follow in Haileybury later this spring.
Diane Elizabeth Bernicky
Diane Elizabeth Bernicky of RR#2 Thornloe died unexpectedly on March 22, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born to Walter Reliss Bernicky and Mary Germaine Murray on November 25, 1957 in Smiths Falls where she also received her education.
A homemaker, Ms. Bernicky moved to New Liskeard in January of 1981 from Smiths Falls with her husband Rickey Sterling.
She loved crocheting, cooking, baking, taking care of her family, card games and computer poker.
A member of the Catholic church, Ms. Bernicky is survived by her husband Rickey Sterling; son Eric and daughter Rachel; sister Shirley Bernicky; brothers Freddy Bernicky and Joe Bernicky; nephew Donnie (Miranda) Sterling and Mercedes and Donald; nieces Elizabeth Sterling (Kelsey, Patrick and Saphire), April Sterling and Trevor, Bunnie (Mat) Knott and Dillan, Abby-Gale and Kenneth; brother-in-law Bud Sterling (Shelley) and Jasmine and Jordan; sister-in-law Muriel Peddie (Garfield); niece Tanya Peddie (Pascal Maille) and Tryston and Maylin Maille; nephew Blair Peddie; brother-in-law Don A. Sterling; sister-in-law Peggy Suffel and daughters Angie Miron and Melanie Miron and granddaughter Emily.
She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Mary Bernicky, brothers Walter, Larry and George Bernicky.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Father John Lemire on March 25.
Pallbearers were Blair and Mark Phillips, Mathew Knott, Jim Dickinson, Joseph Dodge and Blair Peddie.
A luncheon was held at the Harley Hall.
Burial is in the spring at the Harley Township Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Tillsonburg, North Bay, Smiths Falls and Montreal.
After a lengthy illness, Joyce Birnie of Englehart died March 31, 2004 at the Englehart and District Hospital.
She was born in Swastika on February 7, 1932 to James and Elizabeth Petrin. She married James Birnie in Swastika on March 6, 1953.
Mrs. Birnie was a nurse at the Englehart and District Hospital from 1954-1995.
She loved her family and was a caring nurse, wonderful friend, aunt and the greatest Nannie who was known for her butter tarts. She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Mrs. Birnie is survived by her daughters Brenda and Sandra and son James (Katie), 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband James, brothers Ray and Herbie and parents James and Elizabeth.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted by Peter Dehalin at the Englehart Presbyterian Church on April 5.
Pallbearers were an honour guard of her fellow nurses.
Cremation has taken place in Rouyn.
In memory contributions were made to the Heart and Lung Association and the Canadian Diabetes Foundation.
Rolland Godin, 58, from Notre-Dame-Du-Nord, Quebec, died March 26, 2004.
Mr. Godin is survived by his children Marcel and Wanita Polson, brother René and beloved grandchildren Tyler and Logan and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
A memorial service and burial of the ashes will be celebrated later in the summer.
John Paul Grignon
John Paul Grignon died peacefully April 5, 2004 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital-St. Joseph’s Health Center with his loving family at his side. He was 72.
Mr. Grignon is survived by his wife Jean (Foley) Grignon of Garson; children Jordan (friend Jen) of Ottawa and Jason at home; grandson Shane; sister Georgina Church of Cobalt, brother-in-law Gerry Foley (wife Rosemary) of Garson and David Foley (wife Pat) of Toronto; special nieces and nephews Barbie, P.J., Smokey, Doug, Ryan, Tim, Sean, Marcia, Danny, Cindy, Michelle, Nicole, Jackie and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents Wilfrid and Marie (Desrosiers) Grignon, brother Vic Grignon and brother-in-law Bud Church.
The funeral was arranged by Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home in Sudbury. Prayers and eulogies are at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 and the funeral mass is at St. John the Evangelist Church in Garson on Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m.
Cremation is at the Parklawn Crematorium.
In memory donations to the House of Kin would be appreciated by the family.