Annabella Maria Mendes
Annabella Maria Mendes died suddenly at St. Michaels Health Center in Toronto on October 5, 2004 at the age of 42.
She is survived by her loving parents Fernando and Irene Mendes of New Liskeard, beloved husband Gerry Hood of Woodville, brother Carlos (wife Susan) Mendes of Thunder Bay, nephews Andrew and Adam Mendes, stepchildren Gerald Jr. (wife Jodie) Hood, Joseph Hood, Geoffrey (wife Anna) Hood, Angela (husband Dan Emsley), and parents-in-law Bruce and Sadie Hood of Dunsford.
The funeral mass was held in the chapel of the Mackey Funeral Home in Lindsay on October 9.
Interment is at the Dunsford Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association Research Program would be appreciated by the family.
Maurice Fern Pearse
Northview Nursing Home resident Maurice Fern Pearse died July 14, 2004 after having been ill for one week.
He was born in Thornloe on April 30, 1923 to Arthur and Annie Pearse.
Mr. Pearse had cerebral palsy from birth and was never able to work. Despite his lifelong physical limitations, he retained his eternal optimism and anticipation of his future home in heaven.
Mr. Pearse is survived by his brother Donald Pearse (Shirley), he was survived by his brother-in-law Roland Schlievert (Ruth), and is survived by nephews Ralph, Brian, Howard and Gordon, nieces Myrna, Connie, Bette-Anne, Helen, Sharon, Marsha, Nancy, Kelly, Leeanne, Carolee and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
The funeral was arranged by McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart and was held at Thornloe Crossroads Baptist Church of which he was a member. Pastor Keith Edwards officiated.
Pallbearers were Carman McCann, Dennis Wood, Lloyd Packham, Gord Edwards, Sidney Peckover and Jordan Wood.
Burial is at the Pioneer Cemetery in New Liskeard.
In memory contributions to the Thornloe Crossroads Baptist Church Building Fund or Northview Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family.
Mahlon Robert “Bob” Beach
Robert Beach died suddenly at the North Bay General Hospital on October 4, 2004. He was in his seventy-first year.
Mr. Beach, a retired Ministry of Transportation of Ontario supervisor, is survived by his beloved wife Lillias Loreen (Gibbins) of Powassan and formerly of New Liskeard; children Derrick (Cathy) of Beamsville, Cheryl (Gary Streight) of Victoria, British Columbia, and Cynthia (Seva Golosky) of Kingston; grandchildren Isaac, Hannah, Kiera, Gavin, Nicole and Evan; and sister Frances Smith of North Bay.
The funeral was held October 7 at the Paul Funeral Home in Powassan. Cremation to follow.
If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Cancer Society or to a charity of choice in memory of Mr. Beach would be appreciated by the family.
Rolland Romeo “Redge” Regimbal
Redge Regimbal died October 9, 2004 at his home in Cobalt at the age of 90.
He was born in Sudbury on May 19, 1914 to Marie Ducharme and Joseph Hector Regimbal.
Mr. Regimbal was raised in Sudbury and Haileybury. He joined Morissette Diamond Drilling in 1937 and married Ada Lajeunesse on April 19, 1941.
Mr. Regimbal worked at Morissette’s for 42 years beginning as a Diamond Drill helper, runner, surface foreman and ending his career as a fieldman for the company, retiring in May 1979. After his retirement, he and his wife, Ada, settled in their home on 445 Main Street in Haileybury, later moving to Cobalt where he and his wife lived at 17 Buffalo Road in West Cobalt.
Mr. Regimbal enjoyed fishing, boating and camping at Bucke Park in his retirement years.
He was predeceased by his wife Ada, sisters Betty and Onita and brothers Denis (Connie) and Donald.
Mr. Regimbal is survived by his son Richard (wife Suzanne) and children Chad and Duane; daughter Suzanne (husband Larry) and children Allison, Karen and David; son Maurice (wife Bonnie) and children Matthew, Kimberly, Darryl and Kyle; daughter Mary (husband Alton) and children Jennifer and Jessica; son Denis (wife Loretta) and children Sherri-Ann; four great-grandchildren, Camille, Karina, Jake and Jamie-Ada; sisters Cecile, Rejane and Dolores and their families.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. The funeral mass was held at St. Patrick’s Church, Cobalt with Father John Lemire officiating.
Pallbearers were grandsons Chad, Duane, Matthew, Darryl and Kyle Regimbal and David Byles. Interment was at the Mileage 104 Roman Catholic Cemetery in Cobalt on October 13.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Elliott Lake, Orangeville, Dallas (Texas), Wasaga Beach, Ottawa, Toronto, Barrie, Rouyn-Noranda, and Kirkland Lake.
Donations in Memory of Mr. Regimbal may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sears and all the staff at Temiskaming Hospital for his previous and most recent stay in ICU. “Thank you for your care and compassion. The family would also like to thank the many friends and relatives who have helped Redge these last few years. Your thoughtfulness and kindness in this time of need is very much appreciated.”
Harold Walter Adams
Harold Walter Adams of Haileybury died at the Temiskaming Hospital on September 28, 2004.
He was born at Mileage 104 on June 2, 1926 to Henry and Daisy (Janes) Adams.
Mr. Adams married Hazel (Gladys) Coe in Cobalt on March 20, 1947.
He worked for Brewer’s Retail in New Liskeard for 42 years. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54, was a scout leader for many years and also coached Haileybury Minor Baseball.
Mr. Adams supported his family in all their endeavours, was loved by everyone and will be sadly missed by all.
He was predeceased by his father Henry and mother Daisy, sisters Emily, Alice, Marg, Dorothy, Florence and Shirley, brothers Ernie, Maurice and Jackie, and son Richard.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife Hazel; daughter Jacqueline (Peter) Belanger, son Roy (Kim) Adams, daughter Sharon Adams (Allen Morris); daughter-in-law Bev Adams; sisters Evelyn Larocque, Ann Norton, Eleanor Cooke, Gertie Hallworth (Dave) and Marjorie Ross; brothers Donald (Anita) and Wally Adams; grandchildren Jean Belanger, Jason Belanger, Tina Belanger (Josh McKay), Brad Adams (Nat), Kevin Adams (Laura), Jeremy Adams, Joshua Adams, Jordan Adams; great-grandchildren Chantal and Chrissy Belanger, Nicholas Belanger, Brooke McKay, Evan McKay and Jakob Solmes; and by many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted on October 1 by Captain Deris Fillier.
The Legion Branch 54 service was conducted by Zone K-1 Commander Gunner Skilins.
Pallbearers were Sidney Adams, Cameron Adams, Brad Adams, Kevin Adams, Jean Belanger and Jeremy Adams.
The luncheon was provided by the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Branch 54.
Burial is at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Kirkland Lake, North Bay, Fergus and Barrie.
Marie-Therese Thorniley of Haileybury died October 5, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital after a short illness, though her health had not been good for some time.
She was born in in Haileybury on June 23, 1926 to Hector and Florence (Laframboise) Joyal.
Educated at Accueil Ste. Marie, she worked as an administrative secretary at the Haileybury hospital.
She married Brian Thorniley on November 23, 1963 at Holy Cross Parish in Haileybury. Mrs. Thorniley’s lively and cheerful countenance will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
Predeceased by her parents and brothers Lucien, Paul and Marcel, Mrs. Thorniley is survived by her husband Brian, son Claude (wife Kristine), brother Jean Joyal, sisters-in-law Jeanne Marceau-Joyal and Pauline Joyal, and by many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was arranged by Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury with the service conducted by Father Turcotte on October 9 at Holy Cross Parish.
Burial is at the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery in Haileybury.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Montreal, Sudbury, Earlton and Ottawa.
The family of Mrs. Thorniley extended their sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses who attended her at the hospital for their loving care.
After a long illness, Betty Cameron of New Liskeard died October 7, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital.
She was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on October 25, 1925 to David and Mary Ann Wilson.
Educated in Aberdeen, she was a war bride who moved to Canada in 1945.
Mrs. Cameron was a nurse and a member of the Catholic Women’s League at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church.
Predeceased by her husbands Patrick Whalen and Colin Cameron, she is survived by her children Gerald, Terry, David, Sandra, Peter, Danny, Brent and Scott; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard and was held at Our Mother Of Perpetual Help Church. Fathers John Lemire and M.J. Scully officiated with a Temiskaming Hospital nurse honour guard and a Catholic Women’s League honour guard. Her sons were the pallbearers.
Relatives and friends attending the service from out of town came from Kingston, Toronto, Stoney Creek and Ottawa.
Interment is at the New Liskeard Catholic Cemetery.