Kenneth Davis died March 20, 2004 at the North Bay General Hospital-Scollard Site at the age of 79.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife Bernice Davis (née Steuernol) of North Bay; children Diana (Dean) of Hanover, James (Peggy) of North Bay and Deborah (Al) of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba; loving grandchildren Tammy (Tom), Jody (Nichole), Ryan (Shannon), Derek, Kenneth, Jeffrey, Valerie and Jessica (Josh); great-grandchildren Maggie, Gwen, Mykayla, Auriana and Jared; and sisters Willow Gagnon and Gladys De Vries.
Mr. Davis was predeceased by his parents William and Sadie Davis and sisters Fern Sutheran and Dorothy Gagnon.
Mr. Davis served three-and-a-half years overseas for the Queens Own Rifles during World War II. He was an active member for many years at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 in Haileybury where he founded the pipe band. He was also a member at the North Bay Branch 23 Legion and of its pipe band.
He enjoyed the outdoors and all aspects of music.
The funeral service was held March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel in North Bay.
In memory contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by his family.
Joyce Eileen (née Pauls) Leaney
Joyce Eileen Leaney died peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton, on March 15, 2004, in her sixty-first year.
She is survived by her beloved husband Fred and loving children Chris and his wife Michelle of Vineland, Debbie and her husband Kerry Demarell of Woodstock, dear grandchildren Jessica and Melissa Brubacher, and Michaela and KamaAnn Bax-Leaney, brothers Robert (Irene) and David (Shelley) Pauls and two nieces and nine nephews.
The funeral service took place on Thursday, March 18 at Cresmount Funeral Home.
Interment is at the Hamilton Cemetery.
After a short illness, Noël Ménard died March 16, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
He was born in Bonfield where he met Françoise Guillemette. They were married for 50 years.
Mr. Ménard retired from Ontario Hydro as a meter reader in 1983. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and curling.
He was predeceased by his wife Françoise on February 26, 2001; his parents, his sister Pricillia (husband Fernand) Gagner, his brothers David (wife Pat), Maurice (wife Carole), Eugene (wife Estelle) and Rhéal (wife Angela).
Mr. Ménard is survived by his brothers Vic (wife Millie) and René; children Robert (wife Diane), Ronald (wife Claudette), Louise (friend Irène), Carole (husband James) Fowler; grandchildren Daniel, Marc, Joanne, Suzanne, André, Christopher and Chantal; and great-grandchild Yannick.
Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard arranged the funeral service. Mass was held at Sacred Heart Church on March 18, led by Father Lafond.
Pallbearers were Bernard Gagner, Christopher Fowler, Denis Ménard, Daniel Ménard, Marc Ménard, and André Ménard.
Spring interment is at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
In memory contributions were made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The family thanked the doctors and nurses at the Temiskaming Hospital during the time Mr. Ménard was there.
“Someone who has been loved is never gone. He’ll always live in our hearts.”
Lee Tracy Huff
It is with great sadness, the family announces the sudden passing of Lee Tracy Huff on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital. He was born in Haileybury on April 3, 1938 to Stanford and Gladys Huff.
He was educated in Haileybury, and on October 25, 1958 married Marjorie Foley of New Liskeard. They settled in Hudson Township where they raised Gregory and Robert. Mr. Huff was a summer student, working for Ontario Hydro for two years. He then joined the team at Northern Telephone, working 37 years and retired at the age of 57. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Never were his big hands idle.
Mr. Huff was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Kerns Central Lions Club, Genealogy Society, and Haileybury museum, Cancer Society, CNIB, and Hudson Township’s 100th Anniversary Committee and canvassed for Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal and sold daffodils for the Cancer Society.
Many a night the phone would ring at the Huff home with someone needing assistance and he gladly gave a helping hand. If it was broken, he could fix it. Mr. Huff’s interests were computers, folk art, remote control airplanes, genealogy, woodworking, stained glass, fishing, hunting, and a good game of cards. Also camping with family members and friends.
He is survived by wife Marjorie, sons Gregory (wife Christine), and Robert (wife Toni). His grandchildren Brandon, Mackenzie, Emily, Ethan, and Garret. Grandpa will always be with them, forever in their hearts. Brothers Tommy (wife Eleanor), Dudley (wife Dorothy), Glen (wife Marjorie) truly will miss their younger brother. He was predeceased by his father, Stanford Ashton and mother Gladys Evelyn.
The Celebration of Life service was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel with the service held at Hillview United Church on Monday, March 8, 2004. Cremation had taken place at Forest Lawn Crematorium.
Reverend Kittie Miller offered kind words and an inspirational message. The eulogy was given by Russel Sheldon who shared Mr. Huff’s lighter side. His love of woodworking and rescuing anything of value was told.
Family and friends attending the service came from Timmins, Kirkland Lake, North Bay, Bramalea, South River and Ottawa.
In memory contributions were made to Temiskaming Hospital, C.A.T. Scan fund, Hillview United Church, Canadian Cancer Society, Camp Lorraine, and the Daffodil Room.
Mr. Huff will be forever missed and always loved by Marjorie and family.
William James Booth
William Booth died peacefully on March 9, 2004 at the Englehart and District Hospital, surrounded by family. Mr. Booth had fought a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Booth was born August 23, 1933 in Matheson to Arthur Melvin and Violet Booth. He was a long-time resident of Matheson and moved to Tomstown 12 years ago.
He loved hunting and fishing and had travelled most of the country.
Mr. Booth is survived by his loving wife Alice; children William (Opal) of Elliot Lake, Marilyn (Don) Heavens of Latchford, Sharon Booth of Matheson, Melvin of Englehart, James (Kristine) of Englehart, Penny Booth of Toronto, Rodney of Englehart; grandchildren Laura, BillieJo, Angela, Cory, Ben, Phillip, Christopher and William; great-grandchildren Preston, Haley, Nicky, Karla, Terrance and Sandra; siblings Maxine (Don) MacMillan of South Porcupine, Betty (Calvin) Bush of Nova Scotia, Elena (John) Klees of Matheson, Herb (Diane) of Ramore, Lorne Joseph of British Columbia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and brother Arthur of Edmonton.
The funeral was held March 13 at the Hi-Way Pentecostal Lighthouse in Englehart. Pastor Jason and Pastor Paul Douglas officiated.
Spring interment of the ashes will take place at the Matheson Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Daffodil Terrace in Sudbury will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
George Albert Grisé
Haileybury resident George Albert Grisé died March 11, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Mr. Grisé was born in Earlton on October 14, 1927 to Albany and Rose Grisé.
Educated in Charlton, he married Marie Claire Loranger in Earlton on October 26, 1948.
Mr. Grisé was predeceased by his mother Rose and father Albany and by his sister Gertrude.
He is survived by his wife Marie; children Richard (Paulette) of Elliot Lake, Lillian (Albert) of San Antonio, Texas, Joanne (Richard) of Elliot Lake; grandchildren Danny (Laura-Lee) of Ottawa, Cindy (Mark) of Elliot Lake, Michel of Niagara Falls, William and Laura of San Antonio, Alanna Rose of Elliot Lake; great-grandchildren Brandon and Nathan of Elliot Lake, McKenna Riley of Niagara Falls; brothers Fernand and Maurice; sisters Rita, Simone, Madelaine and Yvonne; and numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home with the service conducted March 15 from Paroisse Sainte Croix by Father Lafond.
In memory contributions to the Palliative Care Unit at the Temiskaming Hospital or the Daffodil House in Sudbury would be appreciated by the family.
The family expressed a heartfelt thanks to Doctors Corbin and Davies and all the nurses and staff that took wonderful care of Mr. Grisé during his long battle with cancer. They specially thanked Judith, the occupational therapist who went beyond the call of duty to provide comfort during his last days.
“Words cannot express our gratitude.”
Peter Donald Huff
Peter Donald Huff of Bucke Township, Haileybury, died as the result of a traffic accident just outside Thunder Bay on February 25, 2004.
He was born in New Liskeard on November 29, 1953 to Dudley and Dorothy Huff.
He married Debbie Ames in Haileybury on November 23, 1973.
Mr. Huff is survived by his wife Debbie; daughter Sarah Olson (Dana); parents Dudley and Dorothy Huff; brothers Brian, Sid and Jim and their families; sisters Linda and Susan and their families.
He was predeceased by his daughter Naomi.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard, Judy Campbell and Haileybury’s Pentecostal Assembly. Pastor James Laing conducted the service at Haileybury’s Pentecostal Assembly.