MARY BENNARD (nee VOLCHUK)
The family announces with sorrow her peaceful death on Sunday, February 13, 2000, at The ONeill Centre in Toronto. Mary is survived by her loving husband Albert of Timmins and her daughter Beverley (Mrs. Jim Brady) of Toronto. Dear grandmother of Mary Anne Brady (husband Brendan Nagle) of Vancouver and Patrick Brady of London, England, and great-grandmother of Amy of Vancouver. Also survived by her brother Walter Volchuk of Windsor. Mary was born on December 15, 1918, in Timmins and had been the secretary for Co-operators Insurance for many years. Mary suffered with Alzheimers Disease in the last years of her life but her affliction was made bearable by the extraordinary care of the staff at The ONeill Centre, Dr. Elena Somska, and, in particular, her friend and caregiver Oksana. In accordance to her wishes, Mary has been cremated at a private family service. A FUNERAL MASS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2000, AT 11 A.M. FROM SACRED HEART CHURCH. THE FAMILY WOULD BE PLEASED TO RECEIVE FRIENDS FOLLOWING THE MASS AT A RECEPTION AT THE SENATOR HOTEL BALLROOM FROM 12 NOON TO 2 P.M. If desired, remembrance donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Miron-Wilson Funeral Home, Timmins. Mary left this world on a snowy winters evening knowing that spring was certain to follow.
The family announces with sorrow his death at the Golden Manor Home for the Aged on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at the age of 82 years. Beloved husband of Mae Beck (nee Blais) of Timmins. Dear brother-in-law of Margaret and Rolland Lecoupe of Timmins, Wilfrid and Mary Blais of Porcupine, Leo and Molly Blais of New Liskeard and Florence and Moe Chartier of Timmins. Garnet is survived by many nieces and nephews. Garnet is a retired Miner from Kidd Creek Mines and he is a 50 year member of the Branch 88 Legion. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 12, 2000 at 12:00 noon in the Miron-Wilson Funeral Chapel. (Fr. Roma Payant officiating) Interment at Timmins Memorial Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Alzheimers Society or the Ladies Auxiliary of the Golden Manor. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME, 150 Balsam St. S., Timmins.
The family announces with sorrow his death at the Golden Manor on Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at age 76 years. Beloved husband of Margaret Peggy (nee Crout) and dearest father of Jane Solomon (Keith Alvey) of Kingston and Joseph (wife Denise) of Cornwall. Dear grandfather of Rebecca (Tom Rondinelli), Eric and Jessica Solomon, Wade Bass and MIchael and Stacey Scott and great-grandfather of Gianna Rondinelli and Bailey and Owen Bass. Brother-in-law of Mary (Mrs. Al Rusenstrom) of Timmins, Wilfred Crout of B.C. and Anna Sohlman, of Oakland, California. Also survived by his nephews Allan Scott of Surrey, England, and Richard Rusenstrom of Timmins. Predeceased by his brothers William and Gordon. Lawrence was born and raised in Timmins and had been employed by the Hollinger and Kidd Creek Mines until his retirement in 1986. He was a World War II veteran who was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #88. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. from the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL CHAPEL. Remembrance donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME, 150 Balsam St. S., Timmins.
Mr. Clayton Snake Young
The family announces with sorrow his death on Tuesday May 8th, 2000 at the Timmins and District Hospital at the age of 51. Loving husband of Antonia Canjar. Dear father of Trina Bourque (Marc), and Jessie Young (Gilles Lachance), all of Hanmer. Sadly missed by grandson David. Clayton was an employee of Copper Cliff Insulation for over 25 years, an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors, and animals, especially his dog Tara who was always at his side. He was loved by everyone who knew him. Remembrances made to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. No visitation. Cremation. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Stephens-Lessard Funeral Home, Timmins.
MRS. RUBY (NASH) HARRIS
The family announces with sorrow her passing on the 12th day of June, 2000, in her 84th year at North Bay. Beloved husband of the Late Ernie Harris (1987*). Dear mother of Patricia Wright (John) of Sarnia and Christine Joly (Barry) of Corbeil. Sadly missed by grandchildren Megan and Amanda Wright, Eric and Philip Joly. She also leaves three sisters Doris Roderick of Toronto, Iris Fleming (Jack) of B.C. and Joan McInnis of Aurora. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Winifred Martin. Mrs. Harris was born in South Wales, moved from South Porcupine to North Bay in 1988 and became a member of the Friendship Group of Church Of St. John The Divine and was a volunteer at the North Bay and Area Museum. As an expression of sympathy, remembrance donations in her honour will be accepted through the funeral home to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charitable organization of your choice. A Funeral Service to celebrate her life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Tisdale Cemetery beside her husband. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. till funeral time at 11:00 a.m. at the Stinson Funeral Home, 100 Bruce Ave., South Porcupine (235-2900).
WILSON ROBERT ROB FOURNIER
The family announces with great sorrow his peaceful passing at his residence after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, June 18, 2000 at the age of 59 years. Loving husband of Tarja (nee Hakomaki) of South Porcupine. Dear father of Holly Moore (husband Mike) and Carrie Sullivan (husband Kirk) all of South Porcupine. Grandfather of Amy Moore, Christopher Moore, and unborn baby Sullivan. Survived by his brother Neddy (wife Diane) of Grande Cache, Alberta and his sister Judy of Toronto, Ont. Also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Clarice Fournier, his late wife Margaret Stratford and an infant daughter Debbie. Rob was born in Timmins and has resided in the Timmins area all his life. He was employed as a miner with the McIntyre Mine and then worked as a manager for Northern Ontario Wholesale for over 20 years time. Rob was very active in the Community in doing fundraising for the Joan Caron Camp, for the Golden Girls Precision Skating Team and also volunteer work with the Porcupine Food Bank. In his younger years he helped build St. Chads Church in Schumacher where he was actively involved. Rob was also a volunteer leader with Ventures and donated a lot of his spare time at Miller Marine fixing outboard motors. Many of his friends and family will also remember him as being an avid hunter and fisherman. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 in the chapel of the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME, The Very Rev. Ted Clarke officiating. Interment at Tisdale Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 19, 2000 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME, 150 Balsam St., S., Timmins.
God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be, so he closed his arms around you and whispered Come to me. You didnt deserve what you went through and so he gave you rest. Gods garden must be beautiful. He only takes the best. And when we saw you sleeping so peaceful and free of pain, we could not wish to have you back to suffer that again.
BABE (ESTELLE) O'SULLIVAN (nee Hannigan)
Babe's death occurred in Ottawa on June 15th, 2000 after a heroic battle against cancer. Besides her companion Mickey (Michael) Hunt, she is survived by three sons. Bill OSullivan (Moira) of Toronto; Jim OSullivan of Timmins; Paddy OSullivan (Sandra) of Sudbury and seven grandchildren; Liam, Daryn, Maeve, Lesley, Siobhan, Connor, and Caitlyn. She was predeceased by her husband Jack OSullivan (1975), her father William Hannigan Sr. (1971), her mother Estelle Hannigan (1991) as well as her brothers Gord (1966), Bill Jr. (1989), and Bob (1997). She is survived by her brothers Reverend Ray Hannigan of Montana, USA, Bud Hannigan (Dale) of Edmonton, Pat Hannigan (Lynn) of Fort Erie and Greg Hannigan (Lee) of Ladner, BC; and one sister Colleen Yates (Phil) of Manotick, Ont; Three sister-in-laws, Ann Hannigan of Edmonton, Diane Hannigan of Edmonton and Marielle Hannigan of Timmins. Babe is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held at St. Alphonsus Church, Schumacher Ont. on Saturday, July 8th at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends in the Church Hall immediately following the service. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Mr. Giacomo (Jimmy) Pighin
The family announces with sorrow his passing on Thursday June 15th, 2000 at the Timmins & District Hospital at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the Late Edda (1988). Dear father of Bruno (Linda) of Orillia and Aldo (Leslie) of Timmins. He will be remembered by his grandchildren, Frances Pighin, Kelly (Ian) Pryde, Ryan, Sean and Valerie Pighin. He is survived by his sister Lydia (Late Giovanni) Pighin of Toronto. He is predeceased by his brother Gino and his sister Elsa. Mr. Pighin was born in Zoppola, Italy and had been a resident of South Porcupine for 70 years. He was employed by Dome Mines for 48 years until retiring in 1980. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed working in his flower garden. As an expression of sympathy remembrance donations in his memory to The Miners Memorial Fund or the Georgian Residence will be graciously received at the Funeral Home. A Funeral Service celebrating his life was held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Interment followed in Tisdale Cemetery beside his wife. Fr. Dan Sedlar officiated, accompanied by Wendy DeCario as organist. Arrangements entrusted to the Stinson Funeral Home, 100 Bruce Ave., South Porcupine (235-2900).
The family announces with sorrow his death at his residence on Saturday Aug. 12, 2000 at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of Rose Scully (Nee Taillon). Dear father of Rita Fleece (husband Lorne) of North Bay, Brother Anthony (Ken) Scully (St, John of God Hospital Brother) of Los Angeles, California, Ray Scully of Timmins and Gary Scully (wife Linda) of Timmins. Loving grandfather of June Vollebekk, Kathy McCaul and Larry Fleece and great grandfather of Nicolas, Erik, John, Reidar, Lynn, Michael and Joshua. Predeceased by his daughters Sister June Scully (Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception) and Mary Scully and by 13 brothers and sisters. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bernard was employed for 49 years as an employee then later as a Commercial Telegraph Manager for the Ontario Northland Telecommunications and was the first manager at the offices of 160 Cedar St. S. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Timmins 889 assembly of the 4th degree, the SPCA and the local Dart League. Bernard was a True Ottawa Valley Man. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 12:00 noon from the Church of the Nativity. Interment at the Timmins Memorial Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (Sister June Scully Mission) would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the MIRON-WILSON FUNERAL HOME, 150 Balsam St. S., Timmins.
The family announces with sorrow his death on Wednesday, November 8th, 2000, at the Smooth Rock Falls Hospital, at the age of 56 years. Beloved husband of Carol Linegar of Smooth Rock Falls. Loving father of Alan (Lisa) of Ottawa and Lea Skagstad (Jari) of Norway. Loving grandfather of Raymond Martin Skagstad. Mr. Laplante is survived by his parents Blanche Yvonne and Lionel Laplante of Smooth Rock Falls, by seven sisters; Louise Cumming (Robert) of Australia, Jeanne dArc Cornacchia (Lorenzo) of Scarborough, Julie Laplante (Glen van Deusen) of Etobicoke, Eva Veitch (Stephen) of Callendar, Pierrette Gregoire (Jean) of Cochrane, Mona Laplante of Montreal and Franžoise Bridon (Louis) of Hanmer. Mr. Laplante was on December 10th, 1943, in Smooth Rock Falls and was a lifelong resident of the town. He worked as an electrical instrumentation superintendent at the Tembec Mill where he was an employee for 36 years. His official retirement began on November 1st, 2000. Raymond was a member of the Knights of Columbus (3rd degree) and he enjoyed curling, golfing and travelling. The eucharistic celebration will be held Saturday, November 11th, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the Ste. Gertrude Church in Smooth Rock Falls with Fr. Jacques Fortin officiating. Interment will follow at the Smooth Rock Falls Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 10th at the Ste. Gertrude Church Hall in Smooth Rock Falls from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Funeral services are in the care of Maison Funeraire Genier Gauthier Funeral Home in Cochrane. (705) 272-5726.
MR. HARVEY T. GIBB
After a brief illness on Wednesday, November 29th, 2000 at the Timmins & District Hospital aged 83 years of South Porcupine. Beloved husband of the Late Amelia Gibb (1987*). Loving father of Mary (Mrs. John Scullion) of New Brunswick, Marjorie (Mrs. Bill Perritt) of North Bay, Gerarda (Mrs. Lloyd Mugford) of Newfoundland and Charles (wife Darlene) Gibb of South Porcupine. Cherished grandfather to 8 grandchildren & treasured great grandfather to 10 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by 15 siblings. Mr. Gibb was born at Amherstburg, Ont. and had been a resident of South Porcupine Area since 1963, having been employed by Dome Mines for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years. Remembrance donations in his memory will be received through the funeral home to the Timmins & District Hospital. A Funeral Service to celebrate his life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Tisdale Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and from 1 p.m. till funeral service at the Stinson Funeral Home, 100 Bruce Ave., South Porcupine (235-2900).
ROY ERNEST ANDERSON
The family announces with sorrow his death at the Timmins and District Hospital on Monday, November 27, 2000 at the age of 65 years. Loving man to his special friend Emily McKay and his former wife Anita Anderson. He was cherished by his son Peter Anderson (wife Verna) and his grandson Liam all of Montreal and his daughter Kelly (husband George) of Norway; he is also survived by his stepchildren Daisy Naveau, Velma McKay, Delores Sloss (husband Ron), Rodney McKay (wife Carol), Bruce McKay (wife Barbara), Ivan McKay (wife Cindy) and Brenda McKay (husband Mike). Predeceased by his parents and his sister Elsie. Roy will be sadly missed by many friends from Manitoulin Island, Mattagami First Nation and Timmins. Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 1st, 2000 at the Stephens-Lessard Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends to share memories on Friday from 2-4 p.m. at the Stephens-Lessard Funeral Home, Timmins. 268-4488
BEATRICE BELWARD (Nee ENGLEY)
The family announces with great sorrow her death on March 15, 2001 in Nova Scotia at the age of 74. Born in 1926 in Gogama, Ont., but raised in Timmins. Survived by her husband of 57 years Dick Belward, daughters Vicki Braidberg (Harry) of Calgary, Cindy Nauss (Dell) of Nova Scotia, sons Richard (Noreen) of Ridgeway, Ont., Ronald (Ellen) of Windsor, Ont., Robert (Susan) of Missouri, U.S.A., 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Survived by sisters Thora Harrison of Toronto and Grace (Dolly) Thiffault of Timmins. Predeceased by her son Rodney Belward of Welland, two infant children and her mother and father, brother Bert and sister Phyllis. Funeral arrangements were at Chandlers Funeral Chapel in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Cremation took place. We love you Pudgy.
Mrs. Dorothy Lois Charlebois
The family announces with sorrow her death at South Centennial Manor, on Monday, March 26, 2001 at the age of 78 years. Beloved wife of the late Romuald (Charlie) Charlebois. Cherished mother of Denise and Al Marshall, Paulette and Lucien Lavoie all of Iroquois Falls, Louise and Dan Brien of Ottawa, Yvette and Rudi Kroeker of Fonthill and her special nephew, Jeff Denault and his wife, Doris. Beloved grandmother of David, Ryan and Kristin Marshall, Charles and Alain Lavoie, Anne Deslauriers, Adam, Erik and Martha Kroeker and her special little ones, Kyle and Chad Denault and great-grandson, Taylor Marshall. Survived by her brothers and sisters Rita of Iroquois Falls, Guy (Dolly) of St. Catharines, Clayton (Noella) of Genier, Joyce Denault of Pembroke, sisters-in-law Helen Denault of Iroquois Falls, Anita Vandewater of Windsor, Yvonne Charlebois of Hawkesbury, and brothers-in-law Emmanuel (Beatrice) of Belleville and Tony St. Jean of Kitchener. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Martha Denault and her sister Gertrude Mongeon and brothers Thomas and Dalton. A celebration of her life will be held at a memorial service for family and friends on Saturday, April 14, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Annes Church, Iroquois Falls, Ontario. Donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements in care of Salon Funeraire Irvine & Irvine Funeral Directors, Iroquois Falls (232-4006 or 1-888-484-1111).