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Miscellaneous Ontario, Canada Obituaries

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Clark, Patricia
Patricia passed away at the Sannichton Peninsula Hospital May 1, 2000. Pat was born in Port Arthur, Ont. October 24, 1914 and is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Bill; daughter Pat (Peter) Sparks; sons: Lawrence (Moira), of Halifax, N.S., Derek (Eileen) of Kamloops, B.C., Doug (Lorna) of Thunder Bay, Ont.; grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a niece. Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens followed by a Private Family Inurment Service at Sidney, B.C. Donations, if friends so wish, may be made in Pat's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 276 2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C., V8T 4N4. SANDS of VICTORIA

Stubbs, Harvey Neal
It is with deep sadness that the family of Harvey Neal Stubbs announces his passing on Tuesday, May 2, 2000. Harvey was employed as a Fleet Mechanical Supervisor, first at Lakehead Freightways for many years and then, in the same capacity, at C.P. Transport until he retired in 1986. He and Ruth, his wife of 55 years , then enjoyed ten happy winters at their trailer in Texas and spent their summers running Maki Bay Landing Trailer Park at Lac des Milles Lacs. Harvey was never happier then when he and Ruth were busy with their little domain on the river. Harvey is survived by his wife Ruth, son Jerry and wife Kathy, daughter Jean and husband Ken Hagberg, grandchildren Neal (Donna) Stubbs, Tracy Stubbs, Kandice (Wayne) Howarth, Chad (Holly) Hagberg and Jeffrey Hagberg. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Alex Stubbs, Eric and Kaitlin Howarth, Gillian and Michael Hagberg and step grandchildren Liane and Lara LeBlanc. Harvey was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Gladys Stubbs, brother Ted, sister-in-law Elvis, sister Florence Toddy and brother-in-law Jim Moore. In accordance with Harvey's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Northwestern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Northwest Funeral Alternatives Inc.

Turner, Ernest
After a prolonged illness Ernest Turner, age 86, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2000 at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, B.C. Survived by his loving and caring wife of 60 years, Frances Elsie; sons Harry (Mary Ellen), Doug (Sharon), Jim (Maritza); daughter Joy (Bruce) Stott; grandchildren David, Loree, Paul, Rima, Ernie, Michael, Stephen, Rhea-Anne, Candace, Shannon, Kelly, Keray; seven great-grandchildren; sister Nell (Frank) Weeks; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ernie loved his sports and was active in track, soccer, hockey, baseball, curling and golf. His early accomplishments in soccer and hockey earned him a place in the Thunder Bay Sports Hall of Fame. He worked in instrumentation during the pioneering of the trade; and as a supervisor and superintendent earned the love and respect of his men and co-workers. He completed his career at Crofton Pulp and Paper. Ernie lived life fully, was loved by his family and friends, and will be sorely missed by all. Everyone remembers the many impromptu games of ball, soccer or football played in the yard with such joy and enthusiasm. A celebration of Ernie's life will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, Jubilee Street, Duncan on Thursday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ernie's memory can be made to St. John's Anglican Church - Pastoral Care or the Canadian Diabetic Association.

Maurovic, Marko
Mr. Marko Maurovic, age 67 years, a resident of 161 Essex Court, passed away peacefully in St. Joseph's Hospice on Friday, May 5, 2000 with his family by his side. Born in Kascerga Pisino Istria, Italy, Marko came to Canada and Port Arthur in 1957. He was employed as a bush worker and latterly, a millright at Saskatchewan Pool 6 for thirty two years, retiring in 1997. Marko was a very sociable person and a caring family man. Marko is survived by his loving wife Marija; son Marko and daughter Natasha (Jason Staples) of Ottawa (presently here); three brothers - Zivko, Karlo and Alexander; four sisters - Neda, Anna, Franica and Katica. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews including Zivko and his family in USA, and cousin Maria (Marcello) Bernes of Thunder Bay. Marko was predeceased by his parents Anton and Ljuba. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, officiated by Rev. Umberto Rizzi of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday evening (tongiht) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Harbourview Funeral Centre. If friends so desire, as expressions of sympathy, donations made in Marko's memory to St. Joseph's Hospice or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

Lacroix, Juliette
In loving memory of Juliette Albertine Lacroix (nee Blanchette), age 86 years, passed away peacefully at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital on May 5, 2000. Juliette was born on July 11, 1913 in Sherbrook Quebec. She moved to Ignace in the fall of 1957. She loved to garden and to spend time with her family. Her grandkids were loved beyond measure. Juliette was a very strong and loving person who lived through much hard times in her younger years. Juliette is survived by her children William (Tilda) Gascon, Lorette McNabb, Georgette Rhem of B.C., James (Alice) Gascon, Janet (Les) Hearsey, Peter (Diane) Gascon of B.C., Paulette Lacroix of B.C., Annette (Erwin) Saeur of Saskatchewan, 27 Grandchildren, 34 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren and one sister Blanche Taylor of Thunder Bay also survives. Juliette was predeceased by her husband Paul Lacroix on March 11, 1994 (and her first husband William Gascon, on July 04, 1947). There was no Visitation. A Graveside Service at the Ignace Cemetery, was attended by Juliette's family on the morning of May 08, 2000, officiated by Father David Gillen. Juliette's husband Paul, who was previously cremated was interred with her. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to the Jeremy Rosin Fund through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, ON P8N 2X3.

Riddoch, Mary
Mary Lily (Sundell) Riddoch
January 19, 1918-May 6, 2000
Mrs. Mary Riddoch of Spence Court formerly of E. Christina St. passed away peacefully at sunset, on Saturday, May 6, 2000 at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital - McKellar. Mary was 82 years old and the last remaining child of Edward and Eli (Olsen) Sundell, pioneers to Canada from Norway and Sweden. She was born and raised on the homestead in Hurkett that was built by her parents. Mary spoke fondly of their pet horses Frankie and Shortie, their dog sled team, and the cookstove in the kitchen where wonderful family meals and memories were created. As a young girl, Mary and her family ventured into the city of Port Arthur where she attended Central School and Port Arthur Collegiate. The family worked tirelessly running the Scandinavian Cafe on Cumberland St. then a rooming house on Wilson St. for many many years. Mary's mother Eli, whom she adored, passed away there at the age of 90. During the war Mary worked at Can Car with a group of wonderful women, and was proud to be featured in the National Film Board Special Rosies of the North She was also a member of the Elk's Clown Band, where again many fond memories were made, spreading cheer through music to kids and seniors alike. Wonderfully free spirited with a contagious zest for life and love enough for everyone; Mary, and her magnanimous ways will live in our hearts forever. Mary lived for her family and her love and encouragement was deeply felt by all. Surviving are son Leslie (Maria) and their children Sarah, Jared, Julia and Stephanie; Carolyn Yarema (Richard) and their children Tyler (Janice) enroute and Jesse (Gordana); Marlene and her daughter Callie. Also survived by favorite nephew James Henry (Betty), best friend Lorraine Hillier, the rest of the Rosie's of the North, members of the Elk's Clown Band, and numerous family and friends. Mary was predeceased by her parents, brothers and sisters; Bernie, Art, Nels, Emma, Lisa, Caroline, and Ted and special nephew Brian Sundell. Thanks to Dr. Capricci, Maepeso, Mendoza and all the wonderful nurses on 5 South McKellar. A celebration of life in memory of Mary Riddoch will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 7 pm. In the WESTFORT CHAPEL, 420 W. Gore St. (at James) with Peter Carlson officiating. Interment of Ashes will take place at Riverside Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Elk's Clown Band Fort William. A donation has been made to the Elk's Clown Band Fort William in honour of Mrs. Mary Riddoch by Everest of Thunder Bay.

Drysdale, Wilfred
Wilfred (Wilf) James
On Saturday, May 6, 2000 at the Carman Memorial Hospital in Carman, Manitoba Wilf Drysdale, beloved husband of June Drysdale (nee Sylvester) of Carman. Besides his loving wife June, Wilf leaves to mourn one daughter: Maureen (Glen) Carr of Carman, Mb., two sons: Gregg Drysdale of Thunder Bay, Ontario and Ken (Carolyn) Drysdale of Calgary, Alberta. He also leaves to cherish his memory two grandchildren Kristen and Scott Carr; one brother Bernard (Doreen) Drysdale of Winnipeg, MB.; one sister Shirley (Arnie) Thomson of Winnipeg, MB., brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn (Ethel) Sylvester, Hazel Sylvester, Lyle (Dorothy) Sylvester and Quentin (Madeline) Sylvester all of Carman, MB. He was predeceased by his father Harold Drysdale in 1956 by his mother Fanny (Lenton) Drysdale in 1979; by one sister Hazel (Ed) Stanley and by one brother-in-law Hav Sylvester. Wilf was born and raised in the Beausejour area and served in the R.A.F. in World War II as a navigator. He came to work for the Bank of Commerce in Carman in 1945 where he met June Sylvester and married her in April of 1947. During Wilf's 38 years with the bank he was transferred throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North Western Ontario until retiring from the bank in 1982. After retirement from the bank he managed the Heather Curling Club in Winnipeg from 1984 to 1986. Wilf also served as treasurer for the mandak baseball league in Carman and the Kiwanis service club. Wilf was an avid sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed curling and golf. He was a founder of the North Shore Golf Course in Red Rock, Ontario where he received life memberships in both sports. Wilf had a great love of family and friends. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed numerous trips with June and his grandchildren. Wilf and June enjoyed spending their winters in Mesa, Arizona where they met many friends. His wit and sense of humour stayed with him until the end and will long be remembered by all who knew him. Funeral Services will be held from Doyle's Funeral Chapel in Carman, Manitoba on Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Pat Wotton officiating. A private family interment will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Carman. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3A 1P6. Doyle's of Carman in care of arrangements.

Manuel, Courtney
The family announces with great sorrow his sudden death at Trenton, Ontario on May 7, 2000 at the young age of twenty-one years. Courtney is survived by his loving parents Jerry and Della and sister Rikki-Lee (Kevin Leger). He is also survived by his grandparents Clare Yonin, Ernest and Phyllis Manuel and his only uncle, Rick (Suzanne), cousins Dean (Jennifer), Nicole (Ian Smith), Jerri-Rae, Drew and Georgia. Special Dog, Calvin, will miss his big brother. Courtney will be sadly missed by other family members too numerous to mention. Courtney spent his last three years serving the Canadian Armed Forces studying to become an Aviation Systems Technician. From the beginning, Court lived life to its absolute fullest, enjoying many sports, especially skating, biking, workout out, skiing and hockey. Courtney had a great love of music, the louder the better. He will be sadly missed by countless friends in these activities. Service is being held at St. John's United Church in Marathon, Ontario on Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. Final respects can be paid at the viewing on Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to be made to the Marathon Sick Children's Fund or the Wilson Memorial General Hospital Memorial Fund.

Ensslin, Johann
Mr. Johann Ensslin age 66 years, of Carl Avenue passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2000 in hospital. Born and raised in Germany, he came to Canada in 1950. He was employed by Abitibi Provincial Papers. He was married to Violet for 25 years. He is survived by his wife Violet, and brother Toni Hofmann of Germany. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Fritz Ensslin and a third brother. A funeral service for the late Mr. Johann Ensslin will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 10:30 AM in the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma with Rev. Scott Gale of St. Andrews R.C. Church officiating. Interment to follow in St. Andrews Cemetery. Should friends so desire donations to the Lung Association or Canadian Arthritis Foundation would be greatly appreciated. A donation to the Lung Association in honour of the late Mr. Johann Ensslin has been made by Everest of Thunder Bay.

LaRussa, Frank
Our dear Frank LaRussa's premature struggle with Alzheimer's disease ended peacefully on May 8, 2000 at Bethami Nursing home with his wife Debra and sister Silvana by his side. Born in San Cataldo, Italy October 4, 1951, he came to Canada in 1959 and has resided in Thunder Bay for the past 28 years. He was a plant operator for Sterling Pulp Chemicals for 18 years when his illness made it impossible for him to continue in September in 1997. Left to cherish loving memories of Frank are his wife of 25 years Debbie, daughter Nadia (Mike) Lamers, son Daniel, brother Egidio (Cindy), sisters Mariya (Ross), Silvana (Daryl), Ausilia and 10 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Salvatore (January 1992) and his mother Rosaria (January 1993). He was actively involved with Knights of Columbus Council 7332 where he enjoyed participating in their many activities. He always loved the company of his family and friends and would always have a new joke to share. He was deeply devoted to his family and loved to garden and cook. Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Frank's life will take place at St. Dominic's Church, 130 Redwood Ave. W., Thunder Bay, on Friday, May 12, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Rev. Rino Ziliotto. Reception will follow in the Church Hall. Flowers gratefully declined, if desired please donate to the St. Joseph's Heritage Foundation, 63 Carrie Street, Thunder Bay P7A 4J2. EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL 299 Waverley Street at Algoma entrusted with arrangements

Pitre, Vincent
PITRE, Vincent
At the St. Catharines General Hospital on Tuesday, May 9, 2000 in his 77th year. Husband of Lillian Pitre, father of Sheryl Pitre and brother of Mary Roberts, Hilda Richard and Vivian Mills, brother-in-law of Eldon Richard. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Veronica and Howard Pitre and brother John Pitre. Mr. Pitre was a past employee of Canadian National Railway, a veteran of World War II and a member of Royal Canadian Legion (H.T. Church) Branch 24. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in THE HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines (905)684-6346, on Saturday, May 13, 2000 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local S.P.C.A., Humane Society or charity of your choice.

Derkacz, Edward
Nov. 23, 1924 - May 9, 2000
Mr. Edward Derkacz passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 9, 2000 at the age of 75 years. Edward was born in Fort William on November 23, 1924 to John and Julia Derkacz. He was raised and educated in Shabaqua. Edward served overseas in the Second World War and upon his return he began his employment at Great Lakes Paper on January 24, 1947 and retired in January, 1986. He was married to Delores Bulaga on October 4, 1950. Edward enjoyed fishing and camping in the Armstrong area. Edward was past-president and an active member of Polish Legion Branch 149 - Simpson Street. Lovingly remembered by daughters Faith Henry (Terry), Joanne Schiiler (Brian), Cindy Derkacz (Ron Connell), son John, grandchildren Kevin and Glenn Schiiler, Matthew and Terry Henry, sister Helen Rusnak (Late Michael), Anne Bundza, Margaret Wyrozub and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife Delores on July 2, 1992 and parents John and Julia Derkacz. A memorial service and legion tribute for Mr. Derkacz will be held in the Chapel of Jenkens Funeral Home, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue, on Friday May 9, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial donations to the Pinewood Court Resident Council Fund would be appreciated by the family.

Exell, Orma
Peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2000 at the Grace General Hospital in Winnipeg, Orma Isabelle Exell passed away at the age of 79 years. Orma will be lovingly remembered and survived by her children Sharon Ann Babey of Winnipeg, Valerie Lois Hughes (Brian) of Calgary and son-in-law Harry Claridge of Bracebridge. Left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren Anna-Marie Babey of Australia, Paul B. Babey (Kellyann) of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Lee-Ann Babey of Winnipeg, Andrea-Michelle Babey (Al VanDerLey) of Edmonton, Alberta, Jason C. Hughes of Whitehorse, Laura F. Hughes of Calgary, Danny McCormack (Jennifer) of Thunder Bay, Adrienne McCormack (Ray Bissonette), of Bracebridge, Ontario: great-grandchildren Krystal and Deven McCormack of Thunder Bay, Dylan and Kylie McCormack of Bracebridge, Sarah Jessica Smith of Winnipeg. Orma was predeceased by her husband Leonard T. Exell, daughter Maralyn McCormack, mother Ellen B. McLaughlin and father Bernard F. McLaughlin, son-in-law Andrew P. Babey. In keeping with Orma's wishes there will be no service. The family would like to thank all Orma's special girls and the staff on five north in the Grace General Hospital. In lieu of flowers or donations Orma requested the following. "If you must bury Something- Let it be my faults, my weakness, and all my prejudice against anyone or anything. If, by chance you wish to remember me do it with a Kind deed or word to someone who needs you." In care of funeral arrangements, Leatherdale Gardiner Funeral Chapel, 1858 Portage Avenue, Wpg, Mb. (204) 949-4872.

Hiebert, Lloyd
Lloyd Wesley Hiebert, age 71, a resident of Nicol Island, Rossport, Ontario, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 13, 2000, following a courageous battle with Lymphoma. Lloyd was born on the banks of the Red River near Ste. Agathe, Manitoba on September 4, 1928 and received his elementary education there. At the age of 18 he came to Northwestern Ontario seeking employment. He was employed by the Little Long Lac Gold Mine near Geraldton, working as a timberman underground for a number of years. Later he worked for Kimberly-Clark of Canada in their Woodlands Division as a heavy equipment operator and finally as a welder in the Woodlands shop, receiving his 30 year pin on December 29, 1988. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his wife Hilda, his son Craig and wife Karen, daughters Donna and husband Jim Woodruff, Karen and husband Joe Figliomeni and Joan and husband Bill MacKenzie. Missing their beloved Grandpa will be James, Kim and Kate Woodruff, Domenic, Jennifer and Jillian Figliomeni, Valerie, Sarah, Laura and Kristen Hiebert and Chrystal and Kelly MacKenzie. He is also survived by two brothers, Donald of Columbia, South Carolina, and Ted of Burnaby, B.C. and two sisters, Esther Wolf of Edmonton and Eveleen Flash of Sorrento, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his eldest son David Wesley, his parents Jacob and Muriel Hiebert and his brother Leonard. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at the Terrace Bay Community Church by Rev. Nancy Ferguson and Rev. Kris Bjornstad. Internment will follow in the Terrace Bay Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be held on Wednesday, May 17 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Community Church. If friends so desire, memorial donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation, 290 Munroe Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7A 7T1. The McCausland Hospital, Terrace Bay, ON or a charity of your own choice would be appreciated. King Funeral Home, Schreiber in care of arrangements.

Shabatowski, Helen
Mrs. Helen Emily Shabatowski, age 78 years, resident of Versa Care died in hospital Sunday, May 14, 2000. Born in Poland, Helen moved to Canada and settled in Fort William. Helen was a long time member of St. Casimir's Church and enjoyed spending time with her family. Helen is survived by her daughter Darlene (Gerry) Davey, Thunder Bay, son Ron Shabatowski, Thunder Bay, grandchildren Lisa Davey, Thunder Bay, Jim (Chris) Davey, Winnipeg, Ron Jr., Thunder Bay, and brother Ed (Carol) Bociurko of Thunder Bay. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Helen was predeceased by her parents Walter and Josephine Bociurko, and a sister Violet in Poland. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 1:00 pm when friends and family will gather for Mass of the Resurrection in St. Casimir's Church celebrated by Rev. Fidelis Wyrabkiewicz ofm. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Prayers will be offered Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm in the Blake Funeral Chapel. If friends so desire memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. A tree will be planted in memory of Helen Shabatowski in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication servcies Sunday, June 24, 2001.

Moeser, Alexander William
Red Alexander William
Mr. Red Moeser, age 80 years, of North Harold Street, passed away peacefully at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, McKellar Campus on Sunday, May 14th, 2000. Red was born on March 9th, 1920 in Eagle River, Ontario, growing up in the Vermillion Bay area. One of Red's proudest moments was being chosen to be the driver for The Governor General of Canada, George Vanier on his visit to Fort William, Ontario. Red belonged to the Service Battalion for many years, being known to this day as a Strict Sgt. Major . Once he left the Reserves, he joined 2294 Army Cadet Corp and became the commanding Officer until 1982. He enjoyed working with the young adults under his command, both with the Reserves and the Cadets. Red was employed with the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre on Hwy 61 and retired from there in 1984. After retirement, Red and his wife Bernice travelled across Canada and the United States. Red is survived by his daughter Geri and her husband Jim Realini; step-sons Phil Cook, his wife Barb and their children Jennifer and Justin Cook of London, Ontario and Gerry Cook and his children Jerrod and Nathan Cook of Vancouver, BC. He is also survived by extended family members, Doug and Loreen Armstrong and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Bernice, in June of 1995. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 17th, 2000 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 2:00 P.M., Rev. Bert Vancook officiating. Final interment of Red's cremated remains will take place at a later date in Stanley Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay, the Westway Family Services or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Lester, Ronald
The Honourable Mr. Justice Ronald B. Lester
May 8, 1950 - May 14, 2000
Our hearts and lives
will never be the same,
Our loss is heaven's gain
It is with the greatest sorrow that the family of Ron Lester announces his passing after a five year battle against Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Ron was born in Port Hope, Ontario and was educated in Agincourt (Toronto), Ontario. In 1972, he married Susan Elizabeth (Glandfield). In 1973, he graduated from Osgoode Law School and was called to the bar in March, 1975. After completing their respective university degrees, Ron and Susan moved to establish their careers and a family in Thunder Bay. In March, 1991, at the height of Ron's career as one of Thunder Bay's most talented and respected lawyers, he accepted a position on the bench of the Provincial Court of Ontario. Ron's greatest pleasure came when travelling and golfing with Susan and friends, spending time with his children, including coaching their various sports teams, his weekly gin games with Gino, Raymond and Tom, beating his computer (and other competitors) at Scrabble, golfing, lunching and playing cards at the Thunder Bay Country Club, working and entertaining at Camp Lester at Shebandowan, being with his dog Bailey and visiting with his family in Picton. Among Ron's many service contributions are: Past President of the Thunder Bay Law Association, Executive Director of the Criminal Lawyers Association, Executive Director of the Ontario Judge's Association, President of the Harbour Youth Services, Chair of the Harbour Youth Foundation, and Board Member for the Northern Cancer Research Foundation and the Children's Wish Foundation. He was the loving husband of Susan (28 years), proud and adoring father of Alison (Gabriele Cozzolino), Sondra and Jordan. Also left to mourn his loss are his parents Doug and Jean Lester, brothers Garry (Mary Lynn), Doug Jr. (Charlene) and Fred (Sharlene), and sister Barbara (Neil Vader), all of Prince Edward County, Ontario, sister and brother-in-law Pat and Bruce Mourant of Vancouver, B.C. and brother-in-law James Glandfield of Richmond Hill, Ontario, plus numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews in Southern Ontario. Ron is now united with his brothers Robert (Bobby) 1979 and David 1999, his grandparents Alfred and Alice Lester and Fredrick and Elizabeth Saunders, and his in-laws Rowland and Dorothy Glandfield. A service to celebrate Ron's life will be held on Wednesday, May 17th (this evening) when friends and colleagues will gather in St. Paul's United Church (Waverley Street) for services beginning at 7:00 pm with Rev. Dave Eskdale officiating. A second celebration will take place in Picton, Ontario on Friday, May 19th for family, friends and colleagues from Southern Ontario. In lieu of flowers, Ron's wish was to have donations made in his name to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation the Care Beyond Care Campaign (Thunder Bay Regional Hospital), or the Justice Ronald B, Lester - Harbour Youth Foundation. Also donations of plasma through the Thunder Bay Plasma Centre would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements in care of the Sargent & Son Funeral Directors, 21 N. Court Street. Ron's sense of humour, his fighting spirit, and his love and devotion to his family, the justice system and community service will be his legacies to us all. We do not have to look outside our own lives to find a true hero. There will be no public visitation.

Bolton, Roy
Roy Bolton age 61 years of Squaw Valley, Ontario passed away suddenly Monday, May 15, 2000 at the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital, Nipigon, Ontario. He was predeceased by his wife Nina; He is survived by his parents Frank and Florence, by 4 sons Marty (& Wanda), Kenny (& Sandy), Sean (& Lee) and Michael also by 8 grandchildren. Resting at the Elliott Funeral Home Ltd., Nipigon where friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday May 18, 2000. Funeral services will be held Friday May 19, 2000 at 1 p.m. at the Hurkett Community Centre with Rev. Doug McClure of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Nipigon officiating. Interment Hurkett United Cemetery, Hurkett, Ontario. If friends so desire donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital.

Rawluk, Edward
71 years young. Son of the late Ann Hunt (nee Matyczuk) formerly of Thunder Bay, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2000 after a lengthy illness in Windsor, Ontario. Survived by his beloved wife of 46 years Leona (nee Tremblay) and his daughters Pat and Lisa Rawluk, Loving stepbrother to Shirley Byrnes and husband Lorin (Saskatoon). And many loving relatives in his hometown of Thunder Bay. Retired from Canteen of Canada, Ed was an active member of The Korean Veterans Association (PPCLI Regiment), Legion Branch #255 and the Riverside Sportsmen's Club. At Ed's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. An avid cyclist, a park bench on the Ganatchio Trail in Windsor will be dedicated in his memory. Memorial contributions may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society. THE CHAPEL OF ANGELS FUNERAL HOME, 866 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario (519) 254-9988 in care of funeral arrangements.

Komar, Michael
Michael Komar Sr., age 68 years, passed away peacefully with his family by his side in St. Joseph's Hospice on Tuesday, May 16, 2000, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Kolonica, Czechoslovakia on February 11, 1932, he came to Canada in 1950 and resided in Kamsack, Saskatchewan until 1953 when he met and married Mary Simko. After working at several jobs, he settled at Canada Steamship Lines where he worked from 1954 to 1980. He was also a skilled cabinet maker/carpenter which he enjoyed doing. In 1983, he started with Arnone Transport, working as a machine operator until his retirement in December, 1997. Mike dedicated much of his time volunteering in the Slovak community and was a co-founder for Tatran Soccer Club. He is survived by his common-law spouse Bev Onizaki, sons Mike (Laurie), Bill (Debbie), John (Cyndee), daughter Susan Lundberg (Alan), all of Thunder Bay and also Mary Komar; grandchildren Ashley, Chelsea, Mitchell, Travis, Geordi, Stephen, Cuyler, Erin and Donovan. Also surviving are his mother Teresa, brothers Vasil, Andre and Mikulas all of Slovakia. He was predeceased by his father Vasil and son Stephen. Cremation has taken place. Prayers will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Peter's Church, McIntosh Street. A memorial mass will be held at St. Peter's on Friday, May 19, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. Father Campbell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation, the new Regional Hospital Care Beyond Compare Campaign, the Diabetic Association or St. Joseph's Hospice would be greatly appreciated.

Galvao, Maria
Mrs. Maria Galvao age 67 years of Thunder Bay passed away peacefully in hospital after a brief illness on Wednesday, June 7, 2000. Born in Sao Miguel, Acores, Portugal in 1932, Maria joined her husband Virginio in Canada in 1959. Maria enjoyed sewing, crocheting, working in her garden, her flowers, and praying to God every night. Maria was always very proud of her family and cared deeply for her friends. She enjoyed spending time with her four grandchildren. Maria will be sadly missed by her children Jim Galvao, Paulina (Ron) Agostino, Carlos (Catherine) Galvao, grandchildren Martina, Natalie, Tyler, and Jordan, brother Antonio (Maria) Pacheco, sisters Olivia (Serafino) Maciel and Ernestina Couto. Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive in Canada, the U.S. and in Portugal. Maria was predeceased by her loving husband Virginio in 1981 also her parents John and Maria. Funeral services for the late Mrs. Maria Galvao will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2000 leaving the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at 8:40 AM to St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church for Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM celebrated by Father Scott Gale. Interment to follow in St. Andrews Cemetery. Prayers will be offered on Friday evening at 6:30 PM in the EVEREST CHAPEL Visitation for friends will be from 5:30 PM. If friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A donation has been made to the Canadian Diabetes Association in honour of Mrs. Maria Galvao by Everest of Thunder Bay.

There will be an Open House Celebration of Lorraine Kelly's life on Saturday September 8, 2000 from 1-7 pm at 609 N. Vickers St. All those who knew Lorraine are welcome to join family and friends to honour her. Lorraine passed away suddenly on July 7, 2000. Funeral arrangements and interment took place in her hometown of Morell, PEI. July 12, 2000.

Merritt, Deni-Lee (DeeDee)
Simple Gifts and Abundant Treasures
It is with a great deal of sadness that the family of DeeDee Merritt has to announce her sudden and tragic passing on Sunday, July 16, 2000. Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, January 4, 1974, DeeDee brought joy and laughter to everyone who knew her. She was a simple gift and brought with her abundant treasures. To Live a Life You Love,
You Must Know What You Love
DeeDee loved the simple things in life. One of her passions in life was food. One of her favourite pastimes was getting all dressed up and going out for dinner - an evening of celebration and fun for all who went along for the ride. She loved the outdoors and was passionate about the environment. She spent her days walking in the woods and by the rivers in Bragg Creek, Alberta where she has resided for the past three years. These walks were shared with her constant companion and best friend in the whole world, her dog Dax and his friends. She loved her family and friends.
Every Day is Filled with
Gifts We Give Ourselves
The gift DeeDee gave herself daily was giving gifts to others. She would spend hours or days making just the right gift to give someone. From ice sculptured Easter eggs to pickled Walleye in just the right container , her gifts were unique and symbolic; so DeeDee.
Use Style as a Mirror
to Reflect Who You Are
DeeDee had a passion for wildflowers and butterflies. Bragg Creek was the perfect setting for her expression of self. It was not uncommon to see Deeds with a halo of wild flowers around her head or stuck haphazardly in hair and a pair of butterfly wings on her back. She was a lover of drama and fantasy all her life.
Every Day is a Vacation
in the Here and Now
Anyone who knows Deeds knows that this is how she lived each day. DeeDee lived for the moment and enjoyed every second of it. Her spontaneity and zest for play could quickly sidetrack her from some longer, more tedious, less stimulating goals. This was Deeds and this was her essence. If you were fortunate enough to know her you now what it was like to be swept along in her energy and love of the moment. She was a true Free-Spirit.
You are a Magician
in a Magical World
DeeDee's world was magic and she brought and shared that magic with everyone she met. She was the ultimate entertainer.
You are Both Your
Creator and Your Masterpiece
Life may be short, but its moments are long. Each is a fresh canvas on which you paint in bright colors and in vivid detail the masterpiece that is your life. Be bold in your brush strokes. Experiment with shapes, styles, and textures. Create compositions that are balanced and intriguing and which reveal the sacredness of life. Your life. Let each painting, each moment, reveal life's simple gifts and abundant treasures. Let each shine a light on your authentic self and reveal what you now know. You are special. You are unique. You are one of life's wondrous creations.
DeeDee is survived by: her Mom, Lynne Peters (John Garland); Dad, Dave Merritt (Arlene); her inspiration, her Grandparents Fred and Mae Peters and Ina Merritt; her Great Grandma Mary Heikkinen; her Aunty Sue and Uncle Matt (Wilson) and cousins Heather and Iain; her Uncle Wayne and Aunty Evelyn (Peters) and cousins Laura and Adam; her Great Aunty Doris (Donaldson); Aunts and Uncles and cousins; and her best buddy Dax. DeeDee was predeceased by: her Grandfather Bill Merritt; Uncle Willie Ranta; and just recently her Unca Norm Donaldson. A celebration of DeeDee's life will take place Tuesday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Avila Centre Chapel on Reaume Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Thunder Bay District Humane Society or a charity of your choice. Please pick a bunch of wildflowers for your home. Deeds
Your laughter, your light, your special ways
Have given me joy each and every day.
So many memories you've left behind,
A soul that was good, a heart that was kind.
Thank you for constantly just being you,
You made a difference on this world it's true.
So now my little butterfly you are free to soar,
We will hug again on some distant shore.
Love Mumsy

MacKinnon, Marie Theresa
Mrs. Marie Theresa MacKinnon (nee Whalen), age 38 years, a resident of 282 Ray Boulevard, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital McKellar Campus. Born on April 19, 1962 in Emo, Ontario to Minard and Evelyn Whalen she was raised in Stratton, Ontario where she attended Stratton Separate School and graduated from Rainy River High School in 1980. The greatest loves in Marie's life were her husband Ray and sons Turner and Spencer and spending time with them brought her immense joy. She gave Ray the greatest day in his life on May 1, 1982 when she became his wife. She worked at the Port Arthur Clinic for several years before moving to the Northwestern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre where she worked up until her passing. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her husband Ray, sons Turner and Spencer, mother Evelyn Whalen of Stratton, sisters: Patricia Whalen of Thunder Bay, June (Aurel) Nault of Gunton, Manitoba and Dianne (Rick) Deschamps of Dryden, Ontario, brothers; Jerry (Brenda), Lorne (Vicky), Lance (Susan) and Ken (Debbie) all of Fort Frances, Ontario and Dennis (Brenda) of Nestor Falls, Ontario, sister-in-law Thelma McGolrick (Bert) of Richmond, B.C. as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was predeceased by her father Minard in 1982, nephew Paul Whalen in 1982, mother-in-law Stella MacKinnon and brother-in-law Alan MacKinnon. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 24th when family and friends will gather in Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church for Requiem Mass beginning at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by Rev. P.M. Stilla V.F. Services will be complete in the church with cremation to follow. Visitation for friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday with the Vigil Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street, In lieu of flowers donations in care of the MacKinnon Education Fund can be made at the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel or the Toronto Dominion Bank, 231 Red River Road.

Christine (MacLeay), died suddenly at Linhaven Home For The Aged in St. Catharines, ON, on June 20, 2000 after a brief illness. Wife of the late Norman W. Harrison (1976) and loving mother of Barbara and her husband Frederick Legg of St. Catharines. Cherished grandmother of David and his wife Julie of Calgary, and Heather and her fiance John McLeod of Toronto. Sister-in-law of Norma MacLeay in Thunder Bay and aunt of Scott MacLeay and his wife Eliana in Paris, France. Predeceased by her brother A.R. MacLeay (Gus) in 1985 and her sister Margaret in 1991, both in Thunder Bay. Christine was born in Stornoway, Scotland but lived all but the last 8 years in Thunder Bay where she taught school for several years. Following cremation, a Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 30th at 11:00 AM in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 North Court Street, with Rev. Lloyd Ivany officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. Catharines Branch, 12 Grote Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2N 2E7, would be appreciated.

Craig (nee Greene), Mary Laurette
Mrs. Mary Laurette Craig (nee Greene), age 82 years, a resident of 110 Hodge Street passed away in St. Joseph's Hospice on Thursday, July 20, 2000. Born in Port Arthur on June 26, 1918 after spending time living in Western Canada with her husband Hugh she returned to the city and had resided here for the past 44 years. She was a member of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church and a Past President of the Parish's C.W.L., Past President of the St. Joseph's Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, member of the Confederation College Fitness Centre and enjoyed skiing and tennis. In her early years she camped at Loon Lake and after marriage at Amethyst Harbour where she was a member of the Camper's Association. She will be lovingly remembered by 3 daughters: Katherine Jane (Dennis) Larmand of Dryden, Ont., Elspeth Margaret (Michael) Southon and Susan Mary (Joseph) Fraser and son Larry (Susan) Craig, sister Marguerite Jane Petrie of Thunder Bay, brother Frank Greene of Houston, Texas, grandchildren: Andrew Larmand, Jacquie Hill, Katie Ede, Paul Larmand, Sarah, Robin and Cory Southon, Heather Cook, Curtis, Jessica and Lindsay Craig, Scott and Craig Fraser, nephew Tom Petrie, nieces Susan Davis and Katherine Greene as well as by numerous great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Hugh James Walter Craig, whom she married on April 14, 1942, parents Lawrence (Larry) and Katherine Greene, brother Donald Greene, sisters Kathleene Greene and Eileen Isbester, niece Barbara Isbester, nephew Andrew Isbester and granddaughter Rebecca Southon. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 25th when family and friends will gather in Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church for Requiem Mass beginning at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Rev. P.M. Stilla, V.F. Services complete in the church with cremation to follow and a private family interment in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday evening with the Vigil Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street. As expressions of sympathy memorials to the St. Joseph's Hospice would be appreciated.

Rogers, Marlene Marguerite
At London Health Sciences Centre - Westminster Campus on Friday, July 21st, 2000, Marlene Marguerite (Lindstrom) Rogers of London. Beloved wife of Garnett W. Rogers. Dear step-mother of Colin of London, England and Philip and his wife Katherine of Windsor, Ontario. Grandmother of Victoria Anne, Allison and Andrew. Daughter of Fabian and Lillian Lindstrom and sister of Betty Anne and her husband Reg Fogelin and Harold and his wife Elizabeth Lindstrom all of Thunder Bay. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Cremation. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford St.) on Wednesday, July 26th, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Memorial contributions to the London Health Sciences Foundation - Westminster Campus Palliative Care Unit or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Herridge-Nicol, Jordan Danielle Germaine
Miss Jordan Danielle Germaine Herridge-Nicol, 5 weeks, of Nipigon, Ontario passed away Friday, July 21, 2000. Jordan is the daughter of Lisa Herridge and Doug Nicol. She is also survived by her grandparents - Cindy and Dana Herridge of Red Rock, Ontario, Vince Nicol of Nipigon, and Germaine Nicol (& Dalton Johnston) of Gurney, Ontario, by great grandparents - Dorothy Nicol of Nipigon, Blanche Landrey of Red Rock, Stan and Jean Herridge of Thunder Bay, Ontario, by aunts and uncles - Lynne (& husband Todd) Clearwater, Sherri Nicol (& fiancee Ian Brennen) both of Nipigon, Kara Herridge and Tom Herridge both of Red Rock and by cousins - Cole, Evan and Brittany. Prayers will be offered on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 3 P.M. at the Church of the Annuciation, Nipigon with Father W. Bronski officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Elliott Funeral Home Ltd., Nipigon. interment will be in Cliffside Cemetery, Nipigon.

Gagnon, Ray
Mr. Ray Gagnon, resident of South Norah Street, passed away in St. Joseph's Hospice Unit on Friday, July 21, 2000. Born in Thessalon, Ontario on August 28, 1932, Ray served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 24 years and was a Coast Guard for 12 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Fort William Curling Club, Elk's Lodge and Royal Canadian Legion and also served as a volunteer for the Lakehead Search and Rescue. He also taught the Navy League Cadets and coached for the Elk's Minor Hockey League. Ray loved golfing and enjoyed camping at Whitefish Lake. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, 4 children, 9 grandchildren and sister Geraldine Zeiser (Elmer) of Thessalon. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive in the Thessalon area. He was predeceased by his parents and son Ronald and David Gagnon and Donald Dunbar. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date in Thessalon, Ontario. A special thank you to Dr. Kotalik and nurse Carol at the Cancer Clinic, Dr. Davis, nurses and Staff of St. Joseph's Hospice and to all who visited during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Hospice or the Cancer Clinic would be greatly appreciated.

Fox, Marline
Mr. Marlin Fox passed away suddenly on Friday, July 21, 2000 at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital - McKellar site. Marlin is survived by his wife Sylvia, children Stanley, Joanne (Harry), Geraldine (Grayling), Kristy (Stacy) and Roger, grandchildren Justin, Peter, Jaimee-Lynn, Corin, Jared, Stacy Jr., Dakota-Raine and Zachary, father John, brothers Bob (Elsie), Bill, George (Kathleen) and Charles (Doris), sisters Sheba and Wava and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter Eileen Joyce, mother Georgina, brothers Stanley, Cornelius and Bellamy and sisters Clara and Edith. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2000 at St. Paul's Anglican Church at 1:00 pm with Rev. Paul Carr officiating. Interment will take place at Bearskin Lake on Monday, July 24, 2000.

Corrigan, Gilbert E. (Gib)
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Mr. Gilbert E. Corrigan, age 73 years, on Friday, July 21, 2000 at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital - Port Arthur site. Gilbert was born on June 2, 1927 in Emo, Ontario to George and Claire Corrigan. He married Phyllis Hergott on November 18, 1947. Gilbert started his career in the lumber industry at an early age. He managed McLeod Lumber in Atikokan and then moved to Thunder Bay in 1966 to manage North American Lumber where he retired in April of 1991 after 25 years. Gib was well known throughout Northwestern Ontario for his knowledge in the retail lumber industry. His home and family were his main interests. He loved camping, playing the guitar, singing and dancing. After his retirement he was very active on the property committee of First Church United and he enjoyed the men's club. Gib is survived by his loving wife Phyllis of 52 years, children Roxanne Woods (Gordon), Murray (Shannon), Darby Johns (Jerry) and Brad (Tracy), grandchildren Shelley and Kerri French, Chandel and Chelci Johns and Matthew and Hannah Corrigan, step-grandchildren Donnie Woods (Karen) and Flo-Ann Track (Jeff), great grandchildren Donald and Amanda Woods, mother Claire Corrigan of Emo, brother Ted Corrigan (Jean), sister Aileen Rudd (Glen) and several nieces and nephews. Gilbert was predeceased by his father George, brother Ken and granddaughter Leanne. Friends may call at Jenkens Funeral Home, 226 S. Syndicate Avenue, on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for Mr. Gilbert Corrigan will be held on Monday, July 24, 2000 at First Church Untied at 1:00 p.m. Rev. David Sparks will officiate. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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