Rhéa Lantaigne died peacefully at St. Jacques Nursing Home in Embrun on May 5, 2004 at the age of 84.
She was born in Lorrainville, Quebec, to Phillipe Morin and Irene Vigneault. Educated in Belle Vallée, she moved with her family to Kirkland Lake where she met and married her first husband, Hervé Lauzon.
In December of 1956 she married Gabriel Lantaigne and moved to Belle Vallée to work in the general store owned by him. Mrs. Lantaigne went on to live in Haileybury, North Bay, Toronto and then returned to New Liskeard until illness forced her to be in a nursing home in the Ottawa region since 1999.
Mrs. Lantaigne loved to knit, crochet and sew and nothing was more important than her family. In the last year of her life she could not remember all the things she did that had an impact on her family’s lives, but they said they will never forget. The hardest thing for her children was learning to love the mother they had while enjoying the memories of who she used to be.
Mrs. Lantaigne was predeceased by her husbands Hervé and Gabriel; step-sons Aimé and Pierre Lantaigne; sisters Lucienne and Juliette Labonté, Angele Dupuis; brothers Charles, Gabriel, Albert and Emile.
She is survived by her children Mariette (Ludger), Claudette, Roger (Cathy) and step-daughter Terry Johnson; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sister Estelle Lauzon; and brothers Lucien (Sybil) and Phillipe (Nancy).
Cremation was in Ottawa and a memorial service was held in Embrun on May 8.
Burial will be in the New Liskeard Catholic Cemetery.
Cobalt resident Dora Tryon died May 20, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, on August 4, 1917 to Gordon and Lena Belle (Simpson) Stewart.
Mrs. Tryon was active in Cobalt as a member of the Cobalt-Coleman Golden Age Club, the United Church Women’s Group, the Daughters of Scotland and the USCO.
Mrs. Tryon was predeceased by her husband Frederick William Tryon in 1982 and by her brother John Stewart.
She is survived by her daughters Lois and Beverly of Cobalt and Shirley of Winnipeg; son Gordon of Cold Lake, Alberta; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; brothers Lowell of Onoway, Alberta and Albert of Redwood City, California.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted by Reverend Brenda MacMain on May 22 at the Golden Age Club.
Cremation has taken place.
Relatives and friends from out of town attending the service came from Cold Lake and Winnipeg.
In memory contributions were made to the Cobalt-Coleman Golden Age Club.
Robert Courtenay Hulme
Robert Courtenay Hulme died at Kensington Gardens in Toronto on May 16, 2004 in his seventy-fourth year, “free at last from the prison of Alzheimer’s disease.”
Mr. Hulme grew up and was educated in Sudbury, attended Teacher’s College in North Bay and completed his B.A. degree at Laurentian University. He was a dedicated teacher and principal in schools in Northern Ontario, introducing students on his “van trips” to opera and Shakespeare. A pilot, computer repairman extraordinaire and enthusiastic “ham” amateur radio operator, he received his call letters VE3DNG in his mid-teens and contacted the world.
Mr. Hulme was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Merna (Wear) of Sudbury and his brother Donald of Kamloops.
He is survived by his brother David (wife Patty) of Iowa and Arizona, sister Marjorie (husband Brian Waters) of Toronto, sister-in-law Joanne of Kamloops, and nieces and nephews Robert, Courtenay, Nyree, Amanda, Mark, Judy and Christina.
The family thanked everyone at Kensington Gardens Nursing Home for their compassionate care and support.
The family asks that in remembrance of Mr. Hulme, friends emulate his favourite lapel pin and “perform a random act of kindness” which might include visiting the nearest Seniors’ home.
Interment is at Park Lawn Cemetery in Sudbury with a family gathering planned for June.
Gordon Short died May 21, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 75.
Mr. Short was born in Haileybury on January 11, 1929 to William and Beatrice Short. He married his loving wife Evelyn Landriault on September 20, 1950 in Haileybury.
Mr. Short worked as a purchasing agent for Wabi Iron and Steel Corp. in New Liskeard for 33 years and also for Rexwood.
He taught St. John’s First Aid for a number of years to the employees at Wabi Iron. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed both fishing and hunting and spending time at his cottage on Lake Temiskaming. He also spent many hours snowmobiling, he enjoyed curling as well and served as president of the Cobalt-Haileybury Curling Club.
Mr. Short was good with his hands and helped family and friends with his carpentry and mechanical skills. His garage door was always open to those who needed repairs to their snowmachine or boat motor.
He will be remembered by his family and all those whose hearts he touched. The family says, “He will always be with us.”
Mr. Short was predeceased by his parents, daughter Karen and son Hugh.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn, daughter Cindy (Dan), son Martin, brother Edwin, grandsons Trevor, Jason, Andrew and Gregory and by many nephews and nieces.
A memorial service was held at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury on May 26 at 11 a.m. with Father John Lemire officiating. Interment of ashes followed at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends and family attending the service from out of town came from Quebec, Sudbury, Massey, Orillia, North Bay, Wooler, Timmins and Wasaga Beach.
Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Margaret Weston died peacefully at the Tri-Town Extendicare Nursing Home on May 10, 2004 at the age of 78.
She was born in Sarnia, Ontario on January 9, 1926 to Raymond and Florence (Devenny) Weston.
She was predeceased by her parents, and her longtime companion, Gordon Knight.
She is survived by her brother George Weston (Gill), and nieces Lois Bernstein (Ben), Gayle Weston, nephews Keith Weston (Nadine), Mike Swaine (Sandra) and Dave Swaine.
Ms. Weston was educated in Haileybury and worked at the local Eaton’s outlet before moving to Toronto in the late ‘40s. She was an office assistant for Cooper’s Appraisal Ltd. until her retirement in 1991 at which time she returned to Haileybury to be closer to her family.
A memorial service was held at Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury on May 13, 2004 with Reverend Linda White officiating.
Cremation has occurred and interment will follow at a later date at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Memorial contributions made to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Karen Bates of Haileybury died May 8, 2004 at the age of 45.
She was born in Weston, Ontario, to Gordon McKeown and Patricia O’Hare.
Educated in Toronto, she moved to this area in February of 1977 and married William Bates on September 17, 1977 in New Liskeard.
Mrs. Bates was a health care aide-personal support worker at Jarlette Lodge and Home Care from 1983-2004 and was a dedicated community worker for 20 years (Jarlette Lodge-Community Care Access Centre home care).
Mrs. Bates is survived by her brothers Tom and Dale McKeown, husband William Bates, son Kristopher Bates and daughter Jennifer Bates.
She was predeceased by her father Gordon and mother Patricia McKeown.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury where the service was held May 12. Reverend Kitty Miller officiated.
Burial was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Haileybury.
In memory contributions were made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Howard Haynes died peacefully at the QHC-Trenton Memorial Hospital on May 11, 2004. He was in his seventy-sixth year.
Mr. Haynes is survived by his beloved wife Norma Haynes (née Campbell) of Trenton, children Grant (wife Ethel) of Calgary and Russell of Toronto, aunt Peggy Haynes of North Bay and by many cousins.
The funeral was arranged by Weaver Family Funeral Home in Trenton where the service was held May 18. Pastor Jerry Jewer officiated.
Interment was at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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