Lloyd Palmer died March 2, 2004 at the Temiskaming Lodge in Haileybury.
He was born in Haileybury on July 4, 1915 to James and Francis Palmer.
Educated in Haileybury, he married Marjorie McDonald in North Cobalt on June 18, 1941 and worked at Northern Metal Shop in Cobalt.
Mr. Palmer was most happy when he was surrounded by his family and friends, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to garden as well as listen and dance to down-east music.
Mr. Palmer was predeceased by his parents, sisters Florence and Pearl and brothers Cecil, Albert, Gordon, Heartwell and Willie.
He is survived by his loving wife Marjorie; sons Rodger (Pauline) of Cobalt and John of Haileybury; daughters Mary (Denis) Paquette of New Liskeard and Annabelle True (Gary) of Timmins.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted there March 5 by Father John Lemire.
Burial is at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Haileybury.
Relatives and friends attending the service came from Timmins, Sudbury, North Bay, Winnipeg and the Tri-Town area.
In memory contributions were made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Temiskaming Lodge.
Yolande Plante died peacefully at Sudbury Memorial Hospital on February 24, 2004 one month following heart surgery.
She was a long-time resident of New Liskeard who moved to Haileybury in April 2003.
She was born August 28, 1924 in Osseo, Ontario, to Vaudreuil Hotte and Edna Malette. Mrs. Plante was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Church, New Liskeard. She enjoyed music, dancing, travelling and fishing.
Mrs. Plante is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Emile Plante; loving children Lise (Dan Poliquin), Diane (Robert Menard), Lorraine, Micheline, Michel (Pam Conroy) and Denis (Darlene Carleton); 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her father Vaudreuil Hotte and mother Edna Malette; stepmother Blanche Duhamel, stepsister Fernande Garreau and stepbrother Gilles Rheault; brothers Lorenzo Hotte and Marcel Hotte; and sister Laurence Cote.
Pallbearers and honourary pallbearers were sons Michel and Denis, godson Ronald Cote and her 14 grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard. The service was conducted by Father Firmin Lafond at Sacred Heart Church on February 27.
Interment will be in the spring at the New Liskeard Catholic Cemetery.
Friends and family attended the service from Guerin, Notre Dame du Nord, Drummondville, Mont Pellier and Gatineau, Quebec, Orleans, Ottawa, Chelmsford, Sudbury, Lavigne, North Bay, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Timmins and the Tri-Town area, and Winnipeg.
The Plante family expressed their deepest gratitude to everyone for their support and love during this difficult time. They wish to thank Perrin Funeral Chapel and staff, Father Lafond, choir and volunteers of Sacred Heart Church and a very special thank you to all of the ladies who provided and served the lunch.
Arthur Stanely Shortt
Earlton resident Arthur Shortt died as the result of an automobile accident on February 12, 2004 near Earlton.
Mr. Shortt was born in New Liskeard on March 7, 1968 to Harry Edward Shortt and Alice Pesklevy (Stevenson).
Educated in New Liskeard, he was a farm labourer for Raymond Loranger in Earlton.
Mr. Shortt enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting and he spent much time with his nephews Cody and Dakota.
He is survived by his grandmother Janet Stevenson, mother Alice Pesklevy and brother George; nephews Cody and Dakota and Kyle Shortt and niece Tanya Shortt; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father on September 11, 1988.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart where the service was conducted Feb. 18 by Reverend Linda Martin.
Pallbearers were Lorne Stevenson, Bryan Stevenson, David Stevenson, Paul Martin, Raymond Loranger and Paul Walton.
Burial is at the Englehart Cemetery.
In memory contributions were made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 104 in Englehart.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town were his aunt Grace Kysely of Nobel, cousin Cindy Kysely of Toronto, Terry Smith of Port Sydney, Helen McWhirter of Cochrane, James McWhirter of Iroquois Falls, uncle Roy Shortt and family of Pembroke, aunt Susan Arsenault and family from Arthur and uncle John Stevenson and family from Edmonton. Relatives unable to attend expressed much heartfelt sorrow.
Paul Gordon Donovan
Paul Gordon Donovan died February 25, 2004 at the Englehart and District Hospital. The Northview Nursing Home resident had been ill one-and-a-half days.
He was born in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, on January 30, 1933 to John (Jack) and Ruth Donovan.
Educated in Pictou, Nova Scotia, he married Joan Ellison in Centralia, Ontario on April 7, 1956.
He was a Canadian Armed Forces meteorological technician from 1954-83 in Clinton, Ont., Centralia, Halifax, Summerside, PEI and North Bay.
He moved to this area in 1984.
Mr. Donovan was poppy chairman with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 104 for many years and was chairman of the Legion’s membership committee for two years. He loved baseball, hockey, fishing, boating, dogs and country music.
Mr. Donovan is survived by his wife Joan; daughter Kathy (husband Vincent Williams) of Englehart; grandsons Bradley (wife Julie) of Cobalt, Leslie (Heather) of Neustadt, Ont., and James of Englehart; great-grandchildren Austin, Katelyn and Sara of Cobalt; mother Ruth Donovan of Pictou; sister Jean (husband Keith Slaunwhite) of Halifax.
He was predeceased by his father John (Jack) Donovan of Pictou in 1983.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart with the service conducted Feb. 28 by Reverend Peter Dahlin.
Burial is at the Brenth Cemetery in the spring.
In memory contributions were made to the CNIB, Salvation Army, Ontario Humane Society and the Activity Fund at Northview Nursing Home.
Pierre Belanger died at his home in Cobalt, surrounded by his loving family, on February 26, 2004.
He was born in Haileybury on May 25, 1964. He attended Ecole Ste. Thérèse in Cobalt, Ecole St. Michel and Ecole Secondaire Sainte Marie.
Mr. Belanger worked very faithfully as a millwright for Canmine Corporation. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44 in Cobalt, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Cobalt Legion Park.
Mr. Belanger will be sadly missed by his caring wife of 13 years, Stacey (née Commodore) and his beloved children Miranda (12) and Kienan (3); loving parents Annette and Remi Belanger; loving siblings Claude (and Mitch) Belanger, Monique Belanger, Jean-Guy Belanger and André (Judy) Belanger; nieces and nephews Shawn, Eric, Melanie and Sarah, Vicki, Cassie and Andrea; he was a loving godfather to Sabrina Fuller, Vicki and Shawn Belanger; and many caring aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, caring and loving in-laws and numerous friends.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Leveille Funeral Home in Haileybury with the mass celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church on March 2. Father John Lemire officiated.
Spring interment will be at the Cobalt Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Belanger Children Trust Fund will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Friends and relatives attended the service from Timmins, North Bay, Ottawa, Burnaby, B.C., Toronto, Barrie, Lindsay, Montreal and Elliot Lake.
Pallbearers were brothers André, Claude and Jean-Guy Belanger, brother-in-law Darcy Davenport and best friends Billy Coe and Adriano Zonatto.
Isobel (Belle) Janet Simmons
Isobel Simmons of Englehart died March 6, 2004 at the Englehart and District Hospital.
She was born in Englehart on May 19, 1953 to Jack and Isobel Katherine Fearnley.
Educated at Englehart Public and High Schools, she loved animals and gardening. The one love of her life was being a volunteer animal handler at the Calgary Zoo for many years. She moved back to Englehart from Calgary in 1993 and spent many years as a companion to her mother. She was also a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Simmons, who was divorced, is survived by her daughter Gidget (Gerry) Hebert and grandson Bradley Hebert of Cold Lake, Alberta; mother Isobel Fearnley; siblings Mary (Cam) Demarce, John (Shirley) Fearnley, Mark (Penny) Fearnley; and six nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father Jack Fearnley.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart. Cremation has occurred with a service to be announced in the spring.
In memory contributions to the Englehart and District Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Dorothy Dempster died peacefully at Sunnycrest Nursing Home in Whitby on March 7, 2004. She was in her eighty-ninth year.
Mrs. Dempster was predeceased by her husband Jack Dempster.
She is survived by her son Robert (wife Monica) of Whitby and grandchildren John (wife Sara Jayne) of Oshawa and Melissa of Whitby.
The funeral service was held March 10 at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel in Whitby.
Cremation has occurred.
In memory donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or Lakeridge Health Oshawa would be appreciated by the family.