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ONTARIO - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 13

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 26 March 2008, at 2:41 p.m.

Claudiah Santana Rose Dignard
Suddenly, on Sunday August 5th, 2001 at the age of 2 years and 5 months. Beloved and cherished daughter of Pamela (Thomson) and Guy Dignard of Embrun, loving younger sister of Savannah. Survived by grandparents Lynda and Morley Thomson of Spencerville and Claire and Alfred Dignard of Embrun. Will be sadly missed by loving aunts and uncles, cousins, great-grandparents, and all other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers donations to C.H.E.O. appreciated. "There's a face that's with us always, there's a voice we long to hear, a smile we'll remember forever. In our hearts, you are always near."
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the LAFLEUR & ROBERT FUNERAL HOME LTD. 874 Notre-Dame, Embrun. Visitations will be held on Wednesday August 8th 2001 from 7 to 10:00 pm, and beginning at 11:00 am on Thursday. Funeral service will be held on Thursday August 9th 2001 at the St-Jacques church in Embrun at 1:30 pm. For more information please call (613) 443-3286.

Frederick John Kirkey, 33
Frederick John (Fred) Kirkey, of RR 2 Prescott, died at Brockville General Hospital Monday, July 23, 2001. He was 33.
The son of Donald G. Kirkey and the former Margaret Onland, he was born April 9, 1968 in Brockville.
Mr. Kirkey is survived by his parents, his sister Tammy and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Mr. Kirkey enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and any outdoor activity. He had been employed as a farm labourer.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Thursday, July 26 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was in the chapel of the funeral home July 27 at 2 pm. The committal service followed at 3 pm at Sandy Hill Cemetery.
The pall bearers were Chris Reid, John Dawson, George Izats, Dale Towe, Kevin Hutt, Kevin Brown, Ian Conklin, Billy Steenwyk.
Memorial donations to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario or the Humane Society would be appreciated.

James "Marshal" Cook, 89
James "Marshal" Cook of Brockville died peacefully Saturday, July 21, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 89.
He was born Nov. 9, 1911, at Glen Stewart, and lived most of his life in the Cardinal area. He had been a resident of Brockville for the past 11 years. He was the son of William Cook and Sibyl McDermott, who predeceased him.
Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Hazel Froom, whom he married April 8, 1939 at the bride's home on the second concession of Cardinal. Rev. Robert Booth officiated at the wedding. He is also survived by his son Richard (Kristina) of North Augusta; his daughter Margaret (Hugh) Jones of Maitland; his brother Stewart of Cardinal; grandson Mark (Diane) Jones and two great grandchildren, Ashley and Curtis.
He was predeceased by five brothers: Elzon, William, Cecil, Chester and Milburn.
Mr. Cook had been self employed as a taxi driver, and enjoyed home and family and playing cards. He was a member of Wall St. United Church in Brockville.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal, Monday, July 23 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at the funeral home July 24 at 1:30 pm, with Rev. Bruce Ross officiating. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery, Cardinal.
The pall bearers were Mark Jones, Gary, Dale and Sheldon Cook.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Wall St. United Church.

Jacqueline Ina Warren, 74
Jacqueline Ina Warren, Sherwood Park Manor, Brockville, died at Brockville General Hospital Tuesday, July 17, 2001. She was 74.
Born April 14, 1927 at Augusta Township, she was the daughter of Edgar Knapp and Alvira Permila (Dollie) Knapp. She married Ronald Warren.
Mrs. Warren is survived by her former husband Ronald Warren; sons, Michael Vallance (friend Marg Hamilton), Gerald Warren (wife Heather), George Warren, Timothy Warren (wife Brenda) and John Warren; 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; brother Bernard Knapp (friend Janet); sisters Luella (Mrs. Dwight Shannon), Bernice Stearns and Barbara Typhair and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Marguerite Derouin. Mrs. Warren has worked as a homemaker.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, July 19 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm.
The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home Friday, July 20, 2001 at 2 pm. A committal service followed at Maynard Cemetery.
The pall bearers were Mike Vallance, Dwight Shannon, Stan Bernard, Gerald Warren, Preston Gilmer and Evan Cowan.
Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, CNIB, and Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Frederick John Kirkey, 33
Frederick John (Fred) Kirkey, of RR 2 Prescott, died at Brockville General Hospital Monday, July 23, 2001. He was 33.
The son of Donald G. Kirkey and the former Margaret Onland, he was born April 9, 1968 in Brockville.
Mr. Kirkey is survived by his parents, his sister Tammy and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Mr. Kirkey enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and any outdoor activity. He had been employed as a farm labourer.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Thursday, July 26 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was in the chapel of the funeral home July 27 at 2 pm. The committal service followed at 3 pm at Sandy Hill Cemetery.
The pall bearers were Chris Reid, John Dawson, George Izats, Dale Towe, Kevin Hutt, Kevin Brown, Ian Conklin, Billy Steenwyk.
Memorial donations to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario or the Humane Society would be appreciated.

Roy Alexander Wilson, 76
Roy Alexander Wilson, 148 Wood St. E., Prescott, died at his home Monday, July 16, 2001. He was 76.
Mr. Wilson was born April 1, 1925 at Marlborough Township, Ont., the son of William Edward Wilson and Sara Florence Depencier.
He is survived by his wife, Muriel Wilson (nee Kerr), whom he married Dec. 29, 1951 in Hallville; his brother Oremal; and his sister, Gladys Somerville.
Mr. Wilson was predeceased by his parents; brothers Percy, Merlin, Laird and Earl, and by sister Hazel Harris.
Mr. Wilson enjoyed hunting and fishing, and had been the owner and operator of a plumbing and heating business.
Visitation was at Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, July 17 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home July 18 at 11 am. Cremation took place at Cataraqui Crematorium July 18.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Kenneth William Moore, 86
Kenneth William Moore of Cardinal died at Brockville General Hospital Sunday, July 8, 2001 in his 86th year.
He was the beloved husband of Geraldine (nee Toupin), his wife of 60 years; dear brother of Laura Leonard of Prescott, Lois (Mrs. Gerald Cox) of Ottawa, Vera Anderson of Barrie, and Veva (Mrs. Clarence Gammon) of Peterborough. He is also survived by his dear sister-in-law Jean (Mrs. Eric Alberry) of Cardinal. He was predeceased by his sister Phyllis (Mrs. Jack Goodin) of Prescott. Mr. Moore will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and their children.
Mr. Moore was born to Erastus and Eva (nee Johnston) Moore of Augusta March 23, 1915. He graduated from high school in Prescott and began training in the electrical trade.
He met the lovely Geraldine Toupin, whom he married June 7, 1941. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force Jan. 5, 1942 and was responsible for much of the pilot training, using the Lynk Trainer Simulator. He was Honourably Released from duty Sept. 29, 1945, having attained the rank of Sergeant.
Mr. Moore worked for Fraser-Brace Engineering in 1951 as an electrician on the construction of the new nylon plant for DuPont of Canada at Maitland. On completion of the plant in July 1953, he transferred to the employ of DuPont. Mr. Moore had attained a staff position and remained at DuPont until his retirement, March 31, 1978.
Through his retirement, he was always helping others, usually with electrical problems or with hand-made crafts such as toys, birdhouses, feeders or Christmas and house decorations.
Mr. Moore was a model husband and a gentlemen and he will always be fondly remembered.

Bertram Lionel Leonard, 66
Bertram Lionel Joseph Leonard died suddenly Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 at his home, RR 2 Prescott, at the age of 66.
Mr. Leonard was born May 12, 1935 in Prescott, Ontario, the third child of James and Mary (formerly Munro) Leonard. He was raised in Prescott and lived his entire life in the Brockville and Prescott area. He married Lila Mary Blanche Cole Sept. 4, 1954 at St. Mark's Parish in Prescott. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard resided in Maynard, Ontario for the past 36 years.
As a young man, he sailed on laker boats that travelled the Great Lakes. Later he became self employed with a plumbing and heating business and had been a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Local 221 in Kingston for more than 35 years. He worked at various construction sites throughout southern and northern Ontario including Port Elgin, Dryden, Napanee, St Catharines and Timmins. He also worked on numerous Ontario Hydro projects and locally at DuPont, Proctor and Gamble, Brockville Chemical in addition to many others. He retired in the fall of last year. His hobbies over the years included hunting, fishing, reading and gardening. He was an avid hockey fan and enjoyed the simple pleasures of spending time with his family, friends and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Lila; his sons Mike and his wife Pat of Prescott, Tim and his wife Paula of Ottawa, Peter and his wife Tammy of Prescott; his daughter Donna Haycock of Ottawa; his grandchildren, Ryan and Sarah Leonard, Eric and Scott Haycock, Lee and Kirk Leonard and his step-grandchildren Grace and Anna Keenleyside. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Julius of Florida, his brother Tony Leonard and wife Ginny of Prescott; and sister-in-law Jean Leonard of Brockville; in addition to many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, James and Mary Leonard; his brother James Leonard; and his son Larry, who passed away in 1973. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mark's Catholic Church Dec. 5, 2001 with Father J. Appelman officiating. His nephew, Bruce Salmon, of Peterborough, Ontario, gave the eulogy. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott.
The pallbearers were his grandsons, Ryan Leonard and Lee Leonard, his son-in-law Rick Haycock, and friends Roy Landon, Ben Campeau and Tim Warren. Honourary pallbearers were his grandchildren: Sarah Leonard, Eric Haycock, Scott Haycock and Kirk Leonard.
His free spirit and generosity will be sadly missed throughout the local community. Memorial donations for Mr. Leonard to the Muscular Dystrophy Association would be gratefully appreciated.

George Michael McDonald, 69
George Michael McDonald, 435 Park St. E., Prescott, died Monday,Dec. 3, 2001, at Kingston General Hospital. He was 69.
Mr. McDonald was born May 5, 1932 at Toronto, Ontario, the son of Robert James McDonald and Florence Foster . He married Hildred Anne McDonald (nee Leeder) July 1, 1961 at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Prescott.
He is survived by his wife, Hildred; sons Michael (Mary) and David (Janie); daughters Anne (Mrs. Dan Brennan) and Janet (Mrs. Todd Murdock); grandchildren Ben, Emma, Sam, Nicholas, Matthew, Tanner and Taylor; and a sister, Marie (Mrs. Gerry Lavergne).
He was predeceased by his mother, Florence Maddocks, and a sister, Jean Walker.
Mr. McDonald spent three years serving in the army, and was based in Germany in the 1950s. He owned and operated a bread delivery route in the Leeds and Grenville area, and had been employed as a custodian for the Upper Canada District School Board at South Grenville District High School.
His favourite past time was watching and playing golf, and he liked long walks through the town as the sun was rising. He was also a part-time custodian at the Prescott Golf Club until two years ago, and he enjoyed decorating it for the holidays. He loved playing the card game "Gotcha" on Saturday afternoons with his buddies at the golf club.
Mr. McDonald has seven grandchildren he loved dearly, who made him smile and brought him great joy. He will be sadly missed by his wife Hildred and family.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Wednesday, Dec. 5. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Prescott Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at 11 am with Father J. Appelman officiating. A committal service followed at St. Mark's Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Thom Miller, Cal Polite, Duncan MacKay, Bob MacVicar, Fred Holmes and Wayne Armstrong.
Donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Jack Johnson, 66
Jack (John M.) Johnson, of RR 3 Prescott, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville. He was 66.
Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 12, 1935 at Bracebridge Ont., the son of John Johnson and Jean Innes. He married Jane Johnson (nee Wild) Sept. 19, 1958 at Kingston, Ont.
He is survived by his wife Jane; a son John and his wife Donna of Prescott and their children Ian and Jesse; daughters Cindy and her husband Tim Smith and their daughters Taylor and Dorrie; and Jennifer and her husband Robert Adams and their daughters Hailey and Zoe, all of Brouseville; sisters and brothers-in-law Margaret and Garth Ray of Ottawa and James and Linda Wild of Kingston. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters.
Mr. Johnson was an avid curler, and was past president of the Prescott Curling Club and past president of Prescott Rotary Club. He represented Edwardsburgh Township on the United Counties Landfill Liaison Committee. He had been employed as a science teacher at South Grenville District High School in Prescott from 1965 until 1992 following heart surgery.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Nov. 26, 2001, from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Prescott, Nov. 27 at 11 am, with Rev. Ian MacLean officiating.Cremation was at Cataraqui Crematorium Nov. 27. Burial will be at a later date.Memorial donations may be made to St.Vincent Palliative Care and the Lung Association.

Graham Millar Riddell, 76
Graham Millar Riddell of RR 1 Cardinal died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 76.
Mr. Riddell was born May 7, 1925 in Edwardsburgh Township, and resided his entire life in the Cardinal area. He married Joyce Serviss Nov. 9, 1957 in Kemptville. He had been employed as a train engineer for Casco and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of St. Andrew's and St. James Presbyterian Church, Cardinal, Masonic Lodge No. 491, Cardinal, and the Branch 105 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Mr. Riddell loved horses, and he raced pacers and trotters for a number of years. He enjoyed taking his ponies and wagon to all the local parades with his granddaughters and the neighbourhood children.
Mr. Riddell is survived by his wife Joyce of RR 1 Cardinal and sons Earl of RR 1 Cardinal and Kevin (Sharon) of Brockville. He will be sadly missed by granddaughters Melissa and Jessica and by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth Riddell and Margaret Gray and by a brother, Carl Riddell.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. A masonic service was held at the funeral home Dec. 4 at 7 pm. The funeral took place at the funeral home Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 1 pm, with Rev. Jack Urquhart officiating. Mr. Riddell's granddaughter Melissa gave a wonderful tribute to her grandfather.
Interment was at St. Andrew's Riverside Cemetery, Cardinal.
The pallbearers were Paul and Terry Riddell, Rick Harper, Dave Lockhart, Paul Hopkins and Bob Maginnis.

Margot Brigitte Lauinger, 72
Margot Brigitte Lauinger, 453 Henry St. W., Prescott, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 at Brockville General Brockville. She was 72.
Mrs. Lauinger was born June 16, 1929 in Germany to Ernst and Anna Nitsche. She was married to Albert Lauinger, and had been the owner of a paint store in Prescott.
Mrs. Lauinger is survived by her daughters Annette and Linda and her husband Peter Patterson; grandchildren Ian and Marisa; and Goddaughter Ursula Chapman. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Albert; sister Martha Tesenvitz and brother Ernst Nitsche.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Prescott, Dec. 5, 2001 at 11 am, with Father J. Appelman officiating. A committal service followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland.
Cremation took place at Cataraqui Crematorium Dec. 3, 2001.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott.

Carl Edmond Glenn, 72
Carl Edmond Glenn died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001 in Prescott at the age of 72.
He was born April 16, 1929 and raised in Chipman, New Brunswick. He attended Chipman High School, New Brunswick Teachers' College in Fredericton, and was a graduate of the University of New Brunswick.
Mr. Glenn is survived by his wife, Joan, of Prescott; one son, Peter, and his wife Yvonne of Kanata; and a sister, Mary Pelletier and her husband Merle of Plaster Rock, New Brunswick.
He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas Glenn and Jeannette Burpee of New Brunswick, and three brothers, Harley, of St. John, New Brunswick; Chesley, of Orillia, Ontario; and Thomas Jr. of Moncton, New Brunswick.
Mr. Glenn was a teacher by profession, beginning his career in 1949 in an elementary school in Middle Sackville, New Brunswick. He later taught in various New Brunswick schools, including Milltown, a border community between Maine and New Brunswick, now a part of St. Stephen. It was here he met the former Joan Campbell of St. Stephen, who was at the time a secretary to the superintendent of schools.
They married Dec. 27, 1958 and set up housekeeping in Valleyfield, Quebec, where Mr. Glenn was employed as a high school teacher.
At the time of his retirement in 1984, Mr. Glenn was principal of two schools: Gault Institute in Valleyfield, and the elementary school in Howick, Quebec. In addition to academics, Mr. Glenn ensured his pupils had extra-curricular opportunities. He coached various sports, including basketball, hockey, badminton and accompanying his pupils on annual canoe camping trips to the Saranac Lakes.
In 1987, the couple moved to Prescott, where Mr. Glenn enjoyed curling and was a faithful member of St. Paul's United Church, taking part in the life of the church and serving on numerous committees over the years.
A memorial service was held at St. Paul's United Church, Prescott, Saturday, Nov. 24. Cremation took place; interment will be a later date.

Maxine Mary Bell, 89
Maxine Mary Bell, Wellington House, Prescott, died peacefully at her residence Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. She was 89.
She was born Oct. 12, 1912 in Williamsburg, Ont., the daughter of Edgar Algire and Annie Whittaker. She had lived most of her life in the Williamsburg and Brinston area.
She married John Bell Nov. 8, 1947 in Williamsburg, and had worked as a homemaker. Mrs. Bell was a member of Brinston United Church and served as treasurer for the Brinston United Church Women. She enjoyed knitting and quilting, and sent many of her mittens to Belarus after her son Edgar and his wife JoAnn fostered girls from Chernobyl. Mrs. Bell also enjoyed playing cards and gardening, especially flowers.
She is survived by her husband, John Bell; her sons Edgar (JoAnn) of Lyn and Allan (Linda Brodie) of Prescott; brothers Ethan Algire and Clair (Ruth) Algire, both of Williamsburg; granddaughter Ashley Jayne Bell of Lyn; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Ellen Garlough, and a brother, Grant Algire.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg Friday, Nov. 30 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral was held at Brinston United Church Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 at 11 am, with Bob Fillier and Rev. Jean Baker officiating. Interment was at Sprucehaven Cemetery, Brinston.
Pallbearers were Roger Gilmour, Francis Henderson, Glenn McDonnell, Bob Chick, Jim Algire and Russell Garlough.
Memorial donations may be made to Brinston United Church, Dundas Hospice and Wellington House Palliative Care.

Daniel Joseph Lawless, 37
Daniel Joseph Lawless of Crystal Rock died suddenly Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. He was 37.
He was born in Crystal Rock Sept. 30, 1964, the youngest of nine children. The following year he moved to Spencerville with his family where he spent his growing years and made many lifelong friends.
Mr. Lawless received his early education at Spencerville Kindergarten, St. Mary's Separate School, Edwardsburgh, and at South Grenville District High School, Prescott. He earned his diploma in chemical technology at Loyalist College, Belleville. After graduation he worked with a number of companies until he became permanently employed in 1988 at DuPont, Maitland Works peroxide plant (now Kemira Maitland). He enjoyed the position and remained employed there until his death.
In 1990, he purchased the farm next to his parents' farm, and tirelessly set about improving the house and barns and raising beef cattle in partnership with his father. Mr. Lawless was also an avid outdoorsman from an early age, spending much time with his hunting companions and raising hunting dogs.
His greatest pleasure and the times he treasured most were the wonderful happy hours he spent with his children Aileen, Liam and Dana, and at large family gatherings at his parents' home.
Mr. Lawless is survived by his children Aileen and Liam of Brockville and Dana of Orleans; his parents Ken and Doris Lawless of Crystal Rock; brothers Brian (Karen) of Elizabethtown, Patrick (Debbie), Kevin (Lynn) and Sean (Heather) all of Crystal Rock; sisters Mary (Rett) Hubbard of Crystal Rock, Cathy (Cal) Polite of Spencerville, Bridgid (Ed) Hunt of Tweed and Nora (Peter) Ruzzo of Whitby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Grant Brown Funeral Home in Spencerville Oct. 24. The funeral mass was celebrated by Father Rob Arsenault Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001 at St. Laurence O'Toole Church, Spencerville. Interment was in the church yard.
Lifelong friends Mark Dukelow, Jeff Bass and Dale Swerdfeger, and his three brothers Patrick, Kevin and Sean were his pallbearers. His brother Brian played a lament on the bagpipes.
Donations to several charities, and most notably to the St. Laurence O'Toole Church Fund and Hospice of Providence, Brockville, were gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Mr. Lawless' good nature and easy smile will be long missed by his family and his many friends.

Richard Kevin Stethem, 47
Richard Kevin Stethem (Rick), of RR 2 Spencerville, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001 at the age of 47.
Mr. Stethem was born April 21, 1954 in Brockville. He was the son of the late John and Jean Stethem, and graduated from South Grenville District High School in Prescott.
During most of the early years of his working career, Mr. Stethem was an equipment operator in the mining and natural resources industries. He worked for Pitts Engineering of Toronto as a marine driller and air track operator. He then moved to Thompson, Manitoba and was employed by the Inco Nickel Mine as an air track, jack leg and stop operator. Mr. Stethem moved on to work for the Mining Corporation of Canada in South Porcupine (Timmins) in northern Ontario, as a raise bore operator.
While working in southern Ontario, Mr. Stethem met his wife Kathryn Cleary. They were married July 30, 1982 by the justice of the peace in Owen Sound. The couple then moved to Spencerville where he went to work for his father-in-law at Cleary Farm Supplies (Spencerville Home Hardware).
In 1986, Mr. Stethem went into the firewood and sawmill business and during that time his daughter Kimberly was born. He decided to get back into the mining business and went to work for Dynatec Inc. as a foreman and then an operator. He was in charge of two shifts in a raise boring project at Domagami Mine north of Cadillac in northern Quebec. In 1991, Mr. Stethem returned to Spencerville and started work for H&R and CNR Contracting as a commercial carpenter.
Mr. Stethem's favourite pastime was relaxing at home with his wife and daughter watching Hockey Night in Canada or reading his newspaper.
He was the beloved husband of Kathryn and dear father of Kimberly and dear brother of Jack Stethem of Prescott, Paul (Bonnie) of Owen Sound, Ken of Vancouver, Steven of Kingston, Donna Greydonus of Grafton, Ann Condie (Terry) of Prescott and Mary Claire England of Liverpool, England.
He was a dear son-in-law of Howard and Jacqueline Cleary of RR 2 Spencerville. He is also survived by sister-in-law Kimberly Cleary (Steven Hodgins) of Bolton and was a loving uncle of David Greydonus, Jeff Condie, Aron Stethem, Lisa and Brad Stethem and Emily and Paul England.
Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 1 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm at the Grant Brown Funeral Home, Purcell Chapel, Spencerville. The mass of christian burial was held Friday Nov. 2, 2001, at 11 am at St. Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church, with Father Rob Arsenault officiating. During the service Leonard Colligan gave scripture readings and Doug Warren provided music.
Interment was held at Spencerville Union Cemetery where Mr. Stethem's daughter Kimberly read a poem in memory of her father, and Bud St. John played the fiddle.
The pallbearers were Mr. Stethem's good friend Hugh Mullen; his employers, Charlie Farrell and Robert Kelso, and members of his crew, Donald Young, Dan Foran and Jim Hickey.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

Michael Freeman Joyce, 67
Michael Freeman Joyce, Wellington House, Prescott, died at his residence Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. He was 67.
He was born May 30, 1934 at Elgin, Ontario, the son of John Hamilton Joyce and Margaret Matilda Freeman. He married Marion Joyce (nee Thorpe) Oct. 1, 1960 at Throoptown.
He is survived by his son Michael; daughter Sandra Joyce (Brent Coville); brother Art (Mary) Joyce; sisters Margie Barber and Rosie (Mrs. Rene Villeneuve); sister-in-law Harriet Joyce; and Wayne Francis.
He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Lornie Joyce.
Mr. Joyce's main interest was his family, and he was also a member and volunteer at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97 in Prescott. He had been employed as a crane operator at DuPont Canada for 40 years.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. A mass of christian burial was celebrated at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Prescott, Nov. 7, 2001 at 11 am, with Father J. Appelman officiating. A committal service followed at St. Laurence O'Toole Cemetery, Spencerville.
The pallbearers were Michael and Derrick Barber, Larry and Rob Joyce, Joe MacDonald and Michael Shanahan.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and mass cards at St. Mark's Church.

Willi Koslowsky, 73
Willi Koslowsky, 7 River View Cres., RR 3, Prescott, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 73.
He was born Jan. 25, 1928 in Germany to Johann Koslowsky and Bertha Galler. He married Helga Koslowsky (nee Czaja) Aug. 20, 1949 at Wuensdorf, Germany.
Mr. Koslowsky is survived by his wife Helga; daughter Petra Harris (friend Ron Barrington); grandsons Jason and Matthew Harris, all of Prescott; and sister Renate Kleinsorge of Germany. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Helmut and Kurt.
Koslowsky came to Canada in 1953 and he worked at many odd jobs to prepare for the arrival of his wife Helga and daughter Petra in 1954.
He owned and operated Willi's Service Station (1959); later opened Western Tire (1960) on the same property (Edward Street, Prescott); and in 1964 he started the A.M.C. Rambler Dealership.
In 1969 he became the Chrysler dealer in the area; in 1973 he started the building that housed Koslowsky Motors Ltd. (Seaway Motors, River Road East, Prescott) and within a few years became the only full time Chrysler dealer in the area. Mr. Koslowsky had been the owner and president of Seaway Motors. His work was his hobby and he especially loved the people, who were always number one to him. His interests included cars and anything that had a motor.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was in the funeral home chapel Oct. 5 at 11 am, with Pastor Tim Kuhlmann officiating. A committal service will be held at Sandy Hill Cemetery at a later date. Cremation took place at Cataraqui Crematorium.
Memorial donations may be made to ALS.

Margaret McGrory, 66
Margaret Elizabeth McGrory, 275 Water St., Prescott, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. She was 66.
She was born Sept. 15, 1935 at Ogdensburg, N.Y., the daughter of Francis E. Fitzgerald and Margaret Rivers.
She is survived by her daughters Debbie Zvigulis (Rod Carriveau) of Almonte and Judy (Mrs. Don Hubert) of Almonte; grandchildren Janis and Justin Zvigulis, and Daniel and Michael Hubert, all of Almonte; her sister Barbara Dishaw of Ogdensburg, N.Y.; sister-in-law Fumiko Fitzgerald of Ogdensburg N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her son Tim McGrory.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home Friday, Oct. 12, 2001 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Prescott, Oct. 13, 2001 at 11 am, with Father R. Arsenault officiating. A committal service will take place at a later date at St. Mark's Cemetery. Cremation was at Cataraqui Crematorium.
The pall bearers were Rod Carriveau, Don, Daniel and Michael Hubert, and Janis and Justin Zvigulis.
Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care and Canadian Cancer Society.

Josephine Ethier, 70
Josephine May Ethier, 733 Royal Cres., Prescott, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. She was 70.
She was born July 27, 1931 at Toronto, the daughter of Bert Miller and Beulah May Gray. She married Omer Ethier Aug. 20, 1976 at Victoria United Church, Maynard.
Mrs. Ethier is survived by her son Gary (wife Ann); grandchildren Bruce Cooper (wife Tonya), Julie and J. Ross Cooper; great grandchildren Rachael and Miranda Cooper and Brandon Jacques; and dear friend Jack McEwan.
She was predeceased by husbands Omer Ethier, Russel Zimmerling and James Cooper; and by her son James Cooper.
Her interests included the Royal Canadian Legion, gardening and sewing. She worked as a homemaker at own home.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home Friday, Oct. 5 from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was in the chapel of the funeral home Oct. 6 at 11 am with Rev. Gerry Ring officiating. The committal service was Oct. 6, 2001 at noon at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Pall bearers were Don Langtree, Jake Underhill, Ralph Martin, Al Babcock, Tom Wilson, John Martineau, who are all members of the Legion.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society.

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