Robert Andrew Stothart died March 11, 2004 following surgery.
He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Devine (Bryan) and brother John, all of St. Albert, Alberta, and many cousins coast to coast.
Mr. Stothart was a teacher and coach with the London School Board since 1968. He coached over 100 teams in badminton, basketball and football for Beck and Westminster. All of his teams and athletes became champions and many won London and WOSSA (Western Ontario Secondary School Association) titles.
Mr. Stothart was a a special coach, kids were his life. He believed in them, he cared deeply about them, he put all his energy into them and he helped them to grow as athletes and as people. His loss is deeply felt by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held March 18 at 3 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel in London.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Memorial Boys and Girls Club would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Extendicare resident Marie-Blanche Liliane Lefaivre died March 11, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts to Napoleon and Alice (Veilleux) Rioux on February 1, 1919.
She had an identical twin sister.
Educated in Quebec, she came to this area from St. Felix d’Otis in 1937 and married Ed Lefaivre on November 27, 1941 in Larder Lake.
Mrs. Lefaivre was a housewife in Haileybury who loved life, children, family and friends.
She enjoyed music, step-dancing and laughter. She helped people, worked very hard and her memory was “unbelievable,”says the family.
Mrs. Lefaivre was predeceased by her husband Ed and numerous brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her children Alice (Bill) Kramp, Ronald (Therese), Raymond (Donna), Leonard (Joan), Jean-Paul (Suzanne) and Annette (Michel Maille); sisters Yollande Denis and Irene Gervais; brothers Benoit, Romuald (Rachel) and Sylvio (Henriette) Rioux; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted March 20 by Father Firmin Lafond at Holy Cross Parish Church.
Cremation has occurred with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Hamilton, Val d’Or, Burlington, Toronto, Barrie, Buckingham and Rouyn.
In memory contributions were made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Elwin Winters died March 8, 2004 in Sudbury at the age of 79.
Mr. Winters retired from Inco in 1985 after several years of service. His family and friends have many fond memories of his wonderful sense of humour. He was a kind, generous and hard working man who was very well liked by all who knew him.
Mr. Winters was predeceased by his parents John and Edith Winters, first wife Betty (Merchant) Winters, sister Viola, brothers Orvil and Ellis, and brothers-in-law Whitnney and Cameron.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Theresa Winters of Hanmer; children Roy Winters (Sue) of Hanmer, Fay Beaulieu (Roger) of Val Caron; stepson Ronald Leduc of Toronto and stepdaughter Joanne Leduc of Capreol; siblings Myrtle Doughty of Sudbury and Rita Plaunt of Englehart; grandchildren Kim, Tammy, Tracy, Shelley, Darcy, Lori, Cari and Bryce.
The funeral was held March 13 at the Co-Operative Funeral Home in Sudbury.
Donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Thomas Edison Hoover
Thomas Edison Hoover died February 28, 2004 at Tri-Town Extendicare in Haileybury.
He was born January 10, 1912 to David Albert and Caroline Victoria (Reynolds) Hoover in Bucke Township.
Mr. Hoover was self-employed as a radio repairman and in electrical work.
He was a sergeant in the Algonquin Regiment and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 in Haileybury for 39 years.
Mr. Hoover is survived by his wife of 65 years, Muriel Hoover; brother-in-law Lawrence Fleming (Shirley); grandchildren Kirk White (wife Rose), Pauline Waite (Randy), Francis and Bernie White, Robert Enbury (wife Tanya); many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents David and Caroline; first wife Margorie; daughter Geraldine; seven brothers and one sister.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Leveille Funeral Home where the service was conducted March 4 by Reverend Brenda McMain.
Burial is in the spring at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service came from Belleville, Thomasburg, Haileybury, Cobalt, New Liskeard, North Cobalt and Kenabeek.
In memory contributions were made to Camp Lorraine.
Yvan Claude Cadieux (Captain Froggy)
Haileybury resident Yvan Claude Cadieux died March 4, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
Mr. Cadieux was born September 27, 1955 in Haileybury to Norm and Pauline Cadieux.
He married Joanne Vaillant in Haileybury on November 10, 1978 and worked for Wabi Iron and Steel in New Liskeard.
He was an active member and a coach in YBC bowling and in Masters bowling.
Mr. Cadieux is survived by his mother Pauline and father Norm of Cobalt, wife Joanne, daughters Valerie and Jessica, brother Michel (wife Lise), nephew Jason of Cobalt, sister Diane (husband Bill), mother-in-law Laetitia Vaillant of Ottawa, brother-in-law Guy (wife Pat), niece Erin, nephew Marc of St. Thomas, sister-in-law Jocelyne (Jean-Francois), nephew and godchild Sean, niece Jenna, sisters-in-law France (Claude Goddard) and Sylvie (Mario), nephews Antoine and Maxime, all from the Ottawa region, and special pets Kuda and Mickey.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted March 8 at Holy Cross Parish by Father Lafond.
Pallbearers were Jason Cadieux, Francois Cadieux, Gilles Cadieux, Guy Vaillant, Claude Goddard and Jean-Francois Couroux.
Honourary pallbearers were his cousin Joanne Gallant and his best friend Gerry Robitaille.
Burial is at Holy Cross Cemetery in Haileybury.
Relatives and friends attending the service came from Ottawa, St. Pascal, St. Thomas, Sudbury, Verner, the Tri-Towns, North Bay and Timmins.
In memory contributions were made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the House of Kin in Sudbury.
Adalbert “Bert” Dumais
Adalbert “Bert” Dumais died suddenly on February 28, 2004 at the age of 66.
Mr. Dumais was born in Bearn, Quebec, on December 1, 1937 to Joseph and Aurore (née Brisson) Dumais. He was educated in Bearn and Rouyn and came to this area in the late 1950s.
He married Carmen Whissell in Bearn on February 7, 1959 and they settled in North Cobalt where they raised their beautiful family.
Mr. Dumais was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and a member of Les Chevaliers de Colomb (third degree).
He loved the outdoors and had a great appreciation for nature. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be remembered as a gentle man.
Mr. Dumais was predeceased by his parents and two sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Carmen; children Joseph, Marianne, René, Linda, Irène, Jeanne and Michelle; 14 grandchildren and five sisters.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the funeral mass held at Holy Cross Catholic Church on March 4. Father Firmin Lafond officiated.
Pallbearers were Joseph Dumais, René Dumais, Jeff Willars, Jim Hill, Dave Weiss and Alain Boileau.
Cremation followed with interment of ashes at the North Cobalt Catholic Cemetery.
Friends attending the funeral came from Windsor, Toronto, Meaford, Thessalon, Bearn and Ville Marie.
Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Philippe Beaulac died March 6, 2004 at his home in New Liskeard.
Mr. Beaulac was a truck driver for Wabi Iron and Steel and was a member of Sacred Heart Church.
He is survived by his wife Juliette Beaulac; children Alice, Marie (Rhéal Gagnon), Madeleine (Robert Camirand), Diane (Michel Michaud), Gilles, Fernand (Christine Geimenhart), Céline (Philippe Chartrand), Lise (Ian Mathewson) and Pauline (Kevin Lavigne); 16 grandchildren; siblings, brothers- and sisters-in-law Georges and Lucienne, Monique Belanger, Basile and Claire, Michel, Thérèse and Roland Lachapelle, Denis and Johane, Pierre and Micheline and Gaston and Hélène Perreault.
Mr. Beaulac was predeceased by his father Fridolin Beaulac and mother Catherine Gill; sisters Céline, Eliane and Suzanne.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard with the service conducted by Father Lafond at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Pallbearers were family members.
Burial is at the New Liskeard Catholic Cemetery.
The Beaulac family expressed their deepest gratitude to everyone for their support and love during their difficult time. They thanked Perrin Funeral Chapel and staff, Father Lafond, the choir and volunteers of Sacred Heart Church and wished a very special thank you to all of the ladies who provided and served the lunch.