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ONTARIO - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 32

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Date: Wednesday, 26 March 2008, at 6:53 p.m.

BURNS, George Dr.
“Weep not for me but courage take love one another, for my sake” With great sadness the family of Dr. George Burns announces that George, “Atika-meg-oosis”, entered the spirit world peacefully in the loving arms of his family on Sunday, June 4th, 2000 (in the year of the Tulip). George will be forever remembered and loved by his wife Barbara Stevens-Burns, his children Gregory (wife Tammy) of London, Cheryl (husband Mark Broeders) of Ottawa, Jennifer (husband Clive Martin) of Edmonton, step-son Len Mattice (wife Gert) of Victoria and step-daughter Cheri of Aurora. Papa will be missed by his grandchildren Mackenzie, Bailey, Mitchell, Samantha and Sebastian. He is also survived by his step-grandchildren Ashley, Eric George and Allison. George, cherished son of the late Domina Levac and Marie-Rose Savignac-Levac of Sturgeon Falls was predeceased by his first wife Marlene Bailey, the mother of his children and by his brother Raymond Burns. He is sadly missed by his sister Donna (husband Frederic Dubuc) of Crystal Falls, his sister-in-law Sharon Burns of Tilden Lake and many nieces and nephews. George traveled a tremendous distance in his life from the life he was given at birth to the life he sought out and created for himself and his family. The first positive step in his journey occurred when George found a loving family in Domina and Marie-Rose Levac. George took responsibility for his life and applied himself with great seriousness, energy and purpose. George wanted to create strong, healthy children who cared for and raised their children in loving, reflective and intentional families. Not only did George want these good things for his children and grandchildren but also he used his scholarship and life experience to contribute to the lives of others. George and his wife Barbara shared a unique and loving relationship. As a couple, they lovingly built their lives “on the pond” and at the cottage where they shared many wonderful experiences with their family. They loved traveling and explored the world together. George had a love of simple and innocent things: dancing with Barbara, the smell of soap as he washed in Tilden Lake, walking the beaches in different countries, tending to the camp fire, ice cream, seeing and hearing ducks and geese on the pond, going out for breakfast, sunsets and sunrises over any lake anywhere. Dr. George E. Burns (B.A.-Laurentian University; B.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D.-University of Toronto) is Associate Professor, Sociology in Education; member of the School of Graduate Studies, University of Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, in Sudbury. He has held a range of teaching and administrative positions in school board, community college and university systems including Dean of Student Services at a CAAT, in Ontario. His research and publishing interests included policy analysis; critical pedagogy of education and organization change; school and community relations and development; education equity; Native inclusion in education; school boards/Sovereign First Nations tuition negotiations, tuition agreements and tuition schooling, within a greater Native control of Native education perspective; the phenomenology of organization change; child abuse prevention; bilingual education; and the school board trusteeship. George was widely published and presented his work within both professional and scholarly communities at the local district, provincial, national, and international levels. Dr. Burns has held elected office and was the past Chair of Sudbury Board of Education. In 1994, Dr. Burns was given the Native name “ATIKA-MEG-OOSIS”, a name he was urged to keep, remember and use with respect, pride and honor. Dr. Burns, or simply George, as he preferred, positively impacted the Northern Ontario First Nations with his overall presence and particularly with his scientific, professional and personal support for notions of self-governance and the role of Aboriginal education in attaining that notion. George was instrumental in assisting many First Nations and First Nation organizations. His involvement with one particular organization, Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute, best describes the many wonderful qualities and characteristics this individual possessed and shared so readily. George was so ever humble in the aknowledgement of this expertise and experience and how that was valued by the Institute’s Board of Directors and staff. Yet, he contributed immensely. George understood and shared many of our beliefs, values and insights, and would transpose those thoughts, and pieces of conversation, into meaningful written passages documenting only as George could. He is a great man who walks the talk with the conviction and commitment that George did. And he did it unconditionally. How easy it is to learn from such a man. He had a passion for lifelong learning that has rubbed off on the many of people that had had the opportunity to share the same path even for a brief moment his respect for people, his honoring of all, and his belief in all will be shared and valued for the important gifts that they are. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the CO-OPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME. A celebration of George’s life will be held at a later date (time and date to be determined) for family and friends. A scholarship will be established in his name.

DIXON, John William
In loving memory of John William Dixon, 62 years, Thursday morning, June 8th, 2000 at his home. Beloved husband of Lorraine (Gravelle) Dixon of Garson. Loving father of John (wife Betty Ann) of Hamilton, Richard (wife Peggy) of Capreol, Michael of Hamilton and Lori of Moosenee. Dear grandfather of Chris (wife Veronica), Ernie, Tammy Lyn and Brittany. Dear great grandfather of Lee Ann. Dear son of the late Ernest and Frances Dixon both predeceased. Dear brother of Marilyn (husband Brian Kane). Dear uncle of Vicky, Douglas and Monica. Dear nephew of Lillian Coulas of Sudbury, Jimmy of Toronto and Peggy of North Bay. Born in Sudbury, he married Lorraine in 1959 in Blezard Valley. John worked as a shift supervisor with the Government of Ontario Corrections Department for 29 years, retiring in 1997. Funeral Service in the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St. on Saturday, June 10th, 2000 at 1 p.m. Cremation in the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations to Northern Cancer Research Fund or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday or after 12 noon Saturday.)

LAFRAMBOISE, Katherine Mary (Kowalchuk)
In loving memory of Katherine Mary Laframboise (nee Kowalchuk), 55 years, Thursday morning, June 8th, 2000 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - Memorial Site. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she married Art in Sudbury in 1961. She worked as a homemaker and Homecare worker with the Sudbury Health Unit and Community Care Access Center for 11 years. Katherine enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, sewing and crafts. She was a good woman, who always saw her family as the center of her life, she leaves a wonderful legacy of love. Beloved wife of Euclide “Art” Laframboise of Worthington. Loving mother of Donna (husband Allan Dean) of Toronto, Deanna (husband Ross Lounsbury) of Kirkland Lake and Greg (wife Jeannette) of Stoney Creek. Dear grandmother of Cassandra, Caitlin and Brandon. Dear daughter of the late John and Mary Kowalchuk both predeceased. Dear sister of Ted Tkachyk of Chelmsford. Funeral Prayers in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St. on Saturday, June 10th, 2000 at 1 p.m. Cremation in the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations to the Northern Cancer Research Fund would be appreciated. (Friends may call from 2:30 to 9 p.m. Friday or after 12 noon Saturday.)

In loving memory of Jan Nowak, 79 years, of Sudbury, who passed away Thursday morning, June 8th, 2000 at the SRH - Memorial Site. Born in Krakow, Poland, he married Stacia (Milek) in 1949 in Sudbury. Jan came to Sudbury in 1949 from Germany. He was a miner at Garson Mine having 32 years at Inco retiring in 1982. Jan was a devout Roman Catholic who attended St. Casimir’s Church. A past member of the Polish Club (Frood Rd.) he enjoyed gardening and woodworking. Jan had a great sense of humour which he generously shared with all who knew him. He was devoted to his loving family. Beloved husband of Stacia (Milek) Nowak of Sudbury. Loving father of Joanne (husband Brian Harris) of Sudbury. Cherished grandfather of Joanne (husband Cummy Burton Jr.) and Ryan; great grandchild Jacob. Dear son of Joe and Mary Nowak predeceased. Dear brother of Josephine of Poland and the late Mary and Genny both predeceased. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Mass in St. Casimir’s Church, 210 Paris St., Sudbury on Saturday, June 10th, 2000 at 10 a.m. Interment in the Civic Cemetery, Sudbury. Prayers 8 p.m. Friday. Donations to SRH - Heart Equipment Fund would be appreciated. (Friends may call from 2:30 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.)

TURNER, Florence Isabel (nee Gladu)
In loving memory of Florence Isabel Turner (nee Gladu), 48 years, Thursday morning, June 8th, 2000 at Sudbury Regional Hospital - Laurentian Site. Beloved wife of Richard Turner of Copper Cliff. Will be sadly missed by her daughters Sandra Robson of Sudbury, Tina at home and by her grandson Adam Robson. Loving daughter of Andrew Gladu (wife Fern) of Hanmer and the late Margaret (nee Sauve) Gladu predeceased. Dear sister of the late Ida Murdock predeceased, Linda Dunn (husband Steve) of Brampton, Andy Gladu of North Bay, David Bell (wife Suzy) of Blezard Valley, Debbie Bell (husband Frank Proulx) of Espanola, Jim Gladu (fiancee Sylvie Speck) of Capreol and Laura Gladu (fiance Peter Leblanc) of Georgetown. Dear sister-in-law of Gertrude Charbonneau (husband Guy) of Brampton and Guy Turner (friend Karen Lebarge) of Sault Ste Marie. Dear aunt of 25 nieces and nephews. Special friend of the K-Mart ladies. The family will honour her request of no visitation. Cremation at Park Lawn Crematorium, Sudbury. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at a later date. Donations to Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated. (Funeral arrangements entrusted to the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent St., Sudbury.)

WILSON, D. Walter
In loving memory of D. Walter Wilson, 55 years, Wednesday morning, June 7th, 2000 at the SRH - Memorial Site. Beloved husband of Ruth (Beamish) Wilson of Sudbury. Loving father of Darren of Toronto and Diane of Ottawa. Cherished son of William and Ellinor Wilson predeceased. Dear brother of Jessie (husband Gerald Larmer) of Millbrook, Alex (wife Marjorie) and Don (wife Verla) both of Westwood, Bob (wife Judy) of Nepean and Isobel Sutton of Barrie. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. In 1974, Walter moved his family to Sudbury to continue his employment with Bell Canada. He was a hard working and dedicated employee for over 35 years. Walter was an active volunteer with Downe Playground in New Sudbury where he earned the reputation of Wally “The Ice Man” Wilson. Walter was also an avid gardener, a hobby which stemmed from his youth on the farm in the Peterborough area. He will be sadly missed by friends and family. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Service at St. Stephen's On The Hill United Church, 1248 Lauzon Ave. on Saturday, June 10th, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Civic Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Meals On Wheels would be appreciated. (Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and after 10 am. Saturday.)

COYNE, Bryan Ronald
In loving memory of Bryan Ronald Coyne, 53 years of Skead, who passed away Tuesday morning, October 3rd, 2000, at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Born in Sudbury, he married Joanne (Muller) in 1967 in Sudbury. Bryan was a life resident of the Sudbury area, having resided in Skead for the past 10 years. He had been a miner at Frood-Stobie having 27 years at INCO retiring in 1991 due to failing health. He was a devout Roman Catholic who attended St. Bernadine of Sienna Church. An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed and appreciated the outdoors. He was happiest in his home which truly was his castle and surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Beloved husband of Joanne (Muller) Coyne of Skead. Loving father of Tracy Coyne (husband Robert Hallett) of Garson and Brian W. Coyne (wife Chantal Giroux) of Orangeville. Cherished grandfather of Karly and Austin. Dear son of Ronald and Rollande Coyne, predeceased. Dear brother of Patrick (wife Rita) of Kingston, Terry (wife Lynn) of Hanmer, Kevin (wife Patricia) of Markstay, Mark (wife Cathy) of Innisfil, Joanne Clouthier (husband Jake) of Sudbury and Richard, predeceased (wife Audrey of Kitchener). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Mass in St. Bernadine of Sienna Church, Skead on Saturday, October 7th, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in the St. John’s Cemetery, Garson. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Friends may call from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday.)

ESAU, Allison Josephine (nee Sarty)
In loving memory of Allison Josephine Esau (nee Sarty), 52 years, who passed away Monday evening, October 2nd, 2000 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - Laurentian Site. Allison was born January 3rd, 1948 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. She then moved to Sudbury where she lived a beautiful life with courage, faith, and love until she lost her lengthy battle with cancer on the 2nd of October 2000. Allison leaves her beloved husband Carter Esau. She also leaves her two loving children, daughter June, son Charles and daughter in law Liane (Rocheleau) Esau. She is missed dearly by her father, Walter Sarty and her grandmother Eva Sarty (Nova Scotia). Allison is predeceased by her mother Irena Sarty in 1980 as well as her mother and father in law Carol Esau in 1975 and George Esau in 1977. She will be missed with love by her three sisters Heather Hood (husband Jamie), Bonny Philp (husband Jim), and Hella Bennett (husband Richard). Allison also has many nieces and nephews who are feeling great loss at her death, Jennifer, Amy, Jessica, David, James and Catherine. Mrs. Esau helped run the family business, “Carter Esau Piano Tuning and Repairing”. She was active in the Carol Richard Park Neighbourhood Association. Allison’s life was filled with a strong sense of love for her business, and above all her friends, family and God. She was a natural born leader, and was always ready to lend a helping hand and loving touch both in her and Carter’s business and in her community. She brought joy to so many with her care, compassion, and gentleness. Even during her struggle with cancer, she was able to demonstrate her unlimited capacity for love, unshakable courage, and undying faith in God. Her warm smile will always remain in our hearts. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel on Friday, October 6th, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. Interment in the Valley East Cemetery. Donations to the North Eastern Ontario Regional Cancer Center would be appreciated by the family. (Friends may call from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and after 10:30 a.m. Friday.)

FLOOK, Carolyn Jane (nee Baulch)
In loving memory of Carolyn Flook, 66, who passed away on Sunday, October 1st, 2000 after a courageous battle with cancer. Carolyn, the daughter of Norrie and Clara Baulch was born in Port Hope where she married John Flook in 1955. Her family was always in her thoughts. She is survived by her loving husband John and five daughters; Jane (husband Wade Williams) of Ottawa, Susan (husband Andrew Bacon) of Edmonton, Nancy of Edmonton, Frances (husband Lincoln Dunn) of Emo and Allison of Vancouver. Very special to her were her grandchildren Gillian, Hillary, Jackson, Elizabeth, John, Sara, and Gareth. Carolyn is also survived by her sisters Margaret Turner of Bobcaygeon and Doris Grant (husband Arthur) of Midhurst, brother-in-law Erskine (wife Gail) of Hall’s Lake, sister-in-law Sheila (husband John) of Powell River, and many nieces and nephews. Carolyn loved music and she served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Kiwanis Music Festival for several years. She also had a great love for quilting and was a member of the Sudbury and District Quilting and Stitchery Guild. Carolyn was active with the St. Peter’s United Church Women and sang in the choir. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s United Church, 203 York St., Sudbury, on Friday, October 6th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Northeastern Regional Cancer Center. She will always be in our hearts. Arrangements entrusted to the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St. Sudbury P3B 1M2.

GAUDREAU, Guy Paul “Bam Bam”
On Thursday, September 28th, 2000, in his 53rd year, Guy Paul Gaudreau attained his golden wings. Born in Lachute and raised in Brownsburg, he then moved to Sudbury to raise a family of his own, spending his final years in Ottawa. Left to cherish memories are his two beautiful daughters, Mona (Edmond LeBreton) of Sudbury and Tricia (James Jeffery) of Ottawa. They are the shining pride of his life. Most wonderful grandfather to Randy, Hayden, Amanda, Ashley, Kristin (predeceased) and Kaylee. Sadly missed by lifetime partner Linda Gaudreau. Cherished brother of Glenna and Louise (Jacques Allard) and godfather of Tracy (Matthew Ramenda). Son of the late Paul Emile Gaudreau and Mildred Mona Wilson. Special uncle and friend of Kim, Tracy, Wendy, Jason, Tiffany and Ben. Guy shall live forever in the hearts of all who knew him, a legend in his own time. He watches over us as he has joined our Angel Baby Kristin Rose in the Heavens. The family will receive friends at the CO-OPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, East (at Notre Dame), Sudbury, Saturday, October 7th, 2000 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 7th, 2000, at 1:00 p.m., in the Bishop Roger Despatie Chapel, of the Co-Operative Funeral Home, Sudbury. Memoriam donations to the Sudbury Regional Hospital Children’s Treatment Centre would be appreciated.

KILBY, Alice Loretta (nee Doyle)
In loving memory of Alice Loretta (nee Doyle) Kilby, 84 years of Sudbury, who passed away Monday afternoon, October 2nd, 2000, at Extendicare York, Sudbury. She was born in Sudbury and married James L. Kilby in 1938 in Sudbury. A life resident of Sudbury, she had been a clerk at Scales and Roberts and the Hudson Bay Co. for several years. A devout Roman Catholic, she attended Holy Trinity Church, where she belonged to the parish C.W.L. Beloved wife of James L. Kilby, predeceased 1982. Loving daughter of Michael and Blanche (Guimond) Kilby, predeceased. Dear sister of Leo Doyle, Olga Brown and Marguerite Casey, all predeceased. Cherished aunt of Michael Doyle (wife Diane) of Sudbury, Peter Doyle (wife Debbie) of Toronto and Karen Leonard (husband Jim) of Rockland. Dear sister in law of Frances Soule of North Bay and the late Rita Kilby predeceased. Resting at the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent St., at Hazel St., Sudbury. Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Church, 426 Burton Ave., Sudbury on Friday, October 6th, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations to the Sudbury Regional Palliative Care Association would be appreciated. (Friends may call from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday.)

SHARP, Edwin Murray
In loving memory of Edwin Murray Sharp, 87 years of Sudbury, who passed away Tuesday morning, October 3rd, 2000 at Extendicare Falconbridge, Sudbury. He was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Mr. Sharp had returned to the Sudbury area this year having resided in Fort Frances the past 27 years. He had been a mechanic for INCO retiring in 1972 with 25 years service. A World War II veteran, he had served in the RCAF. An avid golfer and fisherman, Ed will be remembered as a gentle and good person. Beloved husband of Wenna (McElmon) Sharp predeceased 1960 and Natalina (Richard) Sharp of Fort Frances. Loving father of James (wife Gail) of Skead, Janice (husband Reg Winn) of Falconbridge and John (wife Robyne) of Winnipeg. Cherished grandfather and Pumpkin of Darla (wife Guy) Bruce predeceased, Brian (Tracy), Stephanie, Courtney, Erin, David, Laura; great grandchildren Jaime, Cody, Jenna and Jordan. Dear son of John and Florence Sharp, predeceased. Dear brother of Jean Ramsey of Stoney Creek, Ann Jordan of Alabama, Ken (wife Joan) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the late Jack, Alf and Jimmy all predeceased. Dear stepfather of Diana Young (husband Garth) of Dowling and Wayne (friend Sharon) of Fort Frances. No visitation. No service. Cremation. Donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury.)

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