January 30, 2004
Mr. John Cerutti passed away at his residence. John was predeceased by his parents Luigi and Guisseppe Cerutti, his sister Rose, brothers; Anthony, Attilio, Primo, Fred, Albert and William. He is survived his nephews Louis Cerutti (wife Ellen) of Sault Ste. Marie and Brian (late Virginia) of Hanover, and numerous other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place a graveside service will be held in the spring (date and time to be published then). Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Jenkens Funeral Home 623-3433.
Gibb, Thomas Robert
January 30, 2004
At age 70, suddenly following a brief illness in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Jan 15, 2004. Loving husband of the late Beverley Gibb; father of Kristi & Scott Sills (Sarnia ON) and Cam & Kris Gibb (Thunder Bay ON); grandfather of Morgan, Keely, & Talor Sills and Randy, Brady, & Kurtis Gibb; brother of Nancy & Gordon Kerr (Mississauga ON); and forever pal of Fudgie. He will be greatly missed by family and many friends. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will follow at a later date. Sympathy donations to your local Humane Society would be appreciated.
Grant, Janet "Edith"
January 30, 2004
Mrs. Janet "Edith" Grant, age 85 years, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2004 at Versa Care. Born in rural Manitoba, she came to Port Arthur to pursue a career in nursing, where she met and married her husband Frank. They lived here and raised their family of three children. She retired to Treherne, Manitoba in 1968 where she served as the United Church organist for many years. Edith returned to Thunder Bay in 2000. She enjoyed painting, quilting, and golfing. Survived by her children Margaret (Charles) Wilson, Jim Grant and Pete (Linda) Grant, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1963.
Memorial Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. in the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley St. at Algoma. Inurnment will follow at a later date in Riverside Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations to St. Joseph s Hospital or to the Dorion Bible Camp would be greatly appreciated.
Milne, Alexander James (Jim)
January 30, 2004
It is with sorrow the family announces the passing of Jim Milne, age 76 of Thunder Bay on January 28, 2004 after a lengthy illness. Jim was born in Dryden on January 22, 1928, and as a young boy moved to Dinorwic with his parents. He attended school at Dinorwic, Dryden and Kenora. He joined the armed forces in 1945 at the age of 17, with his parents signing permission and served in the Canadian Technical Training Corps for one year and was honourably discharged at the end of WWII. He then worked at many bush and construction camps and on the family farm. He moved to Fort William in 1956 and started working for the Ministry of Transportation and Communication on highway construction in the Thunder Bay district as a Gravel Inspector. It is at this time Jim met and married Florence Lajat in 1959. They lived in Westfort for many years and lately Jim resided at Jasper Place. He retired due to ill health in 1981. Predeceased by his loving wife Florence January 14, 1990, infant son William in 1962, mother and father and brothers Robert and William. Survived by brother John Swan Milne, wife Billie of California, brother-in-law Bruce Lajat (Jean), sisters-in-law Lorraine Harmer (Richard) of Thunder Bay, Jeanne Kubinec (Frank) Winnipeg, Dorene Krystalowich, (Peter) Audrey Langen of Victoria, British Columbia. He is also survived by relatives in eastern Canada and Scotland. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 1:00pm in the Blake Funeral Chapel with Mr. Jim Hyder officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery next to his wife, Florence. A reception will follow at Jasper Place. If friends desire, memorials to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, Arthritis Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Jim Milne in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 26, 2005.
Hardy, Anne Elizabeth
January 30, 2004
In loving memory of Anne Elizabeth Hardy, born 1914 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 27, 2004, Predeceased by her parents Mary and Joseph Sky, and her brother Joe Sky. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Howard Hardy. Devoted mother of Wayne and his wife Helen, and Marsha and her husband Mark. Loving grandmother of Jason, Daniel, Adam and Katie. She lived a full, long life, and will be greatly missed. Funeral Service was held at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, Toronto. 416-767-3153.
January 30, 2004
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Elmer Mackie announce his passing, peacefully at Pioneer Ridge, on Tuesday, January 27th, 2004, at the age of 92 years. Elmer was born on April 19th, 1911 at Fort William, Ontario. He grew up in the area and worked as a meat cutter and operated his own business. Elmer served in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp. from 1942 to 1946 and was a 25 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #5. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and relaxing at camp on One Island Lake. Elmer will always be remembered for his quick wit, his keen sense of humour, and his love and devotion for his wife and family. Elmer is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vieno; daughters Shirley (Ralph) Mauro, Linda (Murray) Robinson; son Don (Ginger); grandchildren Randy, Danny, Darren, Melinda, Bryan, Helen, Sara & Lisa; great-grandchildren Katie, Jennifer, Mitchell, Alexa, Christian, Cole, Kari & Nikolas; niece Thelma Olafson; nephew Elmer Mackay; and othe relatives here, in B.C. and the U.S. Elmer was predeceased by his father Andrew; his mother Briita; brother Waino; and sister Sylvia. According to Elmer's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Monday, February 2nd at 11:00 am at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #5, 229 Van Norman Street, In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations to the Branch #5 Building Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arruda, Maria de Conceicao
January 30, 2004
Mrs. Maria de Conceicao Arruda (nee Adolfo), age 85 years, passed away with her daughter by her side on Thursday, January 29, 2004 in St. Jerome Hospital, St. Jerome, Quebec following a brief illness. Funeral Services for the late Mrs. Maria de Conceicao Arruda will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 leaving the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley St. at Algoma at 8:50 A.M to St. Anthony s R.C. Church for Funeral Mass at 9:30 A.M. celebrated by Fr. Lino Santi. Interment will follow at St. Andrew s Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. with Vigil Prayers being offered at 7:00 P.M. in the chapel. If friends so desire memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
January 30, 2004
Mrs. Mary Cernecky age 84 years, a resident of Thunder Bay, died in her residence on Thursday, January 29, 2004. Mary was born and raised in Riverton, Manitoba. She married Harry Christie in Manitoba in 1940. They moved to Fort William with their family in 1946 and resided here since. Harry predeceased Mary in 1980. Mary worked at the coffee shop at Woolworths for many years. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, and time spent with her family, especially in recent years, her great-grandchildren. She married George Cernecky in 1985 who predeceased her in 2002. Mary is survived by her sons Larry (Pat) Christie, Regina and Richard (Linda) Christie, Edmonton, daughter Florence (Ken) Crooks, Thunder Bay, grandchildren Marnie (Jamie) Moroz, Bruce (Tracy) Crooks, Angel Michele Christie, Leah Christie, Tanner Christie and five great-grandchildren Daniel and Zachary Moroz and Erin, Michael and Abby Crooks. She is also predeceased by her parents and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Blake Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Bert Vancook of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church officiating. Private family interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 7-9pm in the Blake Funeral Chapel. If friends desire, memorials to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or Thunder Bay Regional Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Mary Cernecky in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual Dedication service Sunday, June 26, 2005
Maki, Margaret Jane (Thomson)
January 31, 2004
Margaret Jane Maki of Thunder Bay, ON passed away peacefully the morning of Friday January 30th. Margaret was the daughter of Agathe (Ottawa) and predeceased by her father Bill Thomson. She was the devoted wife of James Maki for 40 years and shared the joy of raising three children with him: Lisa (Steve), Kathryn (Sean) and Peter. She will be remembered as their caring and committed Nanny by Zachary and Sarah. Margaret will be missed but remembered always by her sisters and their families; Christine (Howie), Frances (Terry), Mary (Peter) and Sylvia (Bob). Also by her sister-in-law, Gerry (Sig) and brother-in-law John (Anne). Her memory will also be treasured by many nieces an nephews and her countless friends. Margaret was passionate about her chosen path in life and never doubted her choices.
Margaret was an active member and contributor to the Catholic Women s League of Corpus Christi. This network of women became some of her dearest friends, and helped her through some of her most challenging points in her life. She drew much pleasure from her weekends with the Quetico Quills, where she found an outlet for her creative talents and formed lasting, loving and supportive friendships. Margaret was an accomplished seamstress, cook and artist. Her creative talents were expressed as a published illustrator of native plants and in other mediums. Margaret was a true nature lover who enjoyed nothing more than donning her rubber boots and heading out to her garden out at camp to weed for hours. She was most at home out at camp. To Margaret planting a seed was and act of faith. She has been welcomed into God s house, and will welcome all of us when we join her. Everyone who knew Margaret loved and cherished her, and felt truly loved by her. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of 4 West and 5 West of Port Arthur General Hospital, for their empathy and care. Our family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Vergidis and Dr. Tsianou for their dedicated care. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are welcomed. Funeral Services will be held at Corpus Christi Church on Wednesday February 4th at 11am.
April 15, 2004
CITY PIONEER AND BUSINESSMAN DIES AT 93
William (Scotty) Baird passed away very peacefully in Pinewood Court with his nieces Maureen Martin, Peggy Reynolds and Colleen Marchant at his bedside on Wednesday, April 14th, 2004. Scotty was born in Fort William on February 26, 1911. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Katherine, son David, granddaughter Heather, sister
Elizabeth (Ryan) and brother Jim. He is survived by his sister Isabella Spicer, daughter-in-law Jackie(Ladysmith, BC), granddaughter Sheri Watters (Jim) (Mill Bay, BC), grandsons Scotty (Victoria, BC) and Corey (Toronto, Ont.), great grandsons, Aaron & Kyle (Mill Bay, BC) and great granddaughters, Ashley & Tammy (Trenton, New Jersey). Several nieces and nephews also survive. Scotty was a local Construction Contractor and Businessman and was either owner or an instrumental partner in many original and innovative businesses such as Nor Ont Supply, W.T.B. Baird Lathing, Fort Theatre and Fort Motel. Some of his favorite times were spent with his son David, in his plane which they both piloted. Scotty also loved the game of golf and was a most avid player. We are sure that his old friends especially Alf Childs and Bill Davies will be waiting to greet him and make up for 'story swapping' lost time. We wish to thank all the staff at Pinewood Court for their gentle and tender care, Doctors Dodick, and Bukovy and the VON. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Cross, Robert "Cootie"
June 07, 2004
Nov. 22, 1938 - June 4, 2004
It is with great sorrow that the family of Robert "Cootie" Cross announce his sudden passing at home on June 4, 2004 at the age of 65.
Born and raised in Port Arthur, Bob attended Prospect School and Port Arthur Technical Institute where he was very involved in athletics, particularly basketball and football. He later played football for the "Ukes".
He worked for Noranda Exploration and Abitibi Thunder Bay Mill and was employed by the Lakehead Public School Board at the time of his retirement in 1998. Bob s family was his life and he particularly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Diane (Hvezda), three children, Janice Cross (Gilles) and her children Jesse and Tyler Runciman, son Cory (Tammy) and their children Zachary and Riley and son Dan (Susan) and their children Kieran and Rhiannon. Also surviving are brother Don (Francine) of Val d Or, Quebec (enroute), mother-in-law Anita Hvezda and brother-in-law Brian Hvezda as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob was predeceased by his parents Harold (Porky) and Dolly and sister-in-law Helen Cross. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service for Robert "Cootie" Cross will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. in the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL 299 Waverley St. at Algoma, with the Rev. Ed Long officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Charity of your Choice would be greatly appreciated.
Johnson, Cecile Marie Lambert
June 07, 2004
Oct. 26th, 1948 - June 6th, 2004
Cecile passed away at St. Joseph's' Care Group in the company of her daughter Wendy, son Raymond and husband Robert. She was predeceased by her mom Solanse, father Camille and baby sister Cecile. She is survived by six sisters, five brothers and many nieces and
nephews in addition to her adopted husband's family. A funeral service will be held in her memory on Wednesday, June 9th,
2004 at 11:00A.M. in the chapel of Jenkens Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron LeGrow officiating. Interment in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, in Winnipeg to follow at a later date. The family request memorial donations be directed to the Thunder Bay Regional Cancer Research Foundation or the Haven House of Thunder Bay.
"No flowers please"
June 07, 2004
Nov. 9, 1956 - June 4, 2004
It is of great sorrow that the family of Sharon Comegan, announce the sudden passing of their beloved wife, mother, sister and auntie. Sharon was born in Rainy River, Ontario, to James Comegan Sr. and Hannah Comegan (nee Morrison). Sharon was very well known for her great cooking forte, and she loved doing her gardening and canning. She enjoyed taking care of her family and her best pet Buddy . In 1997 she graduated from the Ontario Business College with Honours as a Child and Youth Assistant. In 1999 she got her certificate from Confederation College for Personal Support Worker. She was formerly employed at Mudges Resort doing housekeeping duties, Bayshore Health Care, Dilico Family Services, and a bartender at the Empire Hotel. Sharon will be missed for her warmth and her love for the outdoors, her caring personality, and always being there for someone in their time of need. Sharon will be lovingly missed by her family, children Jason Skerget, daughter Michelle Skerget, husband Mirko Skerget, brothers Albert (Caroline), Stanley, James (Linda), Noel (Darlene), Clifford Tuesday (Rose), Gary Tuesday (Stella), and sisters Patsy, Agnes (James), Elizabeth (Raj), Marie, Bernadine, Brenda (Wayne), Audrey, Rhonda (Joerg), and Susan (Rod). She was predeceased by parents James and Hannah Comegan, brothers Ronald Comegan, Larry Comegan, Carl Tuesday Sr., sisters Debra Comegan, and Star Comegan. Sharon will always be known by her quick wit and charm, her beautiful smile and nicknames Madam Benoit, and Mrs. Cornfield. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Blake Funeral Chapel, Thunder Bay, 6:00 pm 8:00 pm, with a prayer service in the Chapel at 8:00 pm. A Traditional Wake Service will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the Big Grassy First Nation Community Hall, Morson, Ontario. Traditional Service will be held Thursday morning. Interment will be at Big Grassy Cemetery.
A tree will be planted in memory of Sharon Comegan in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service will be held Sunday, June 26, 2005.
Currie (nee Strand), Julia Mildred
June 07, 2004
Peacefully with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with Alzheimers, Mom passed away at Grandview Lodge on June 5, 2004 at the age of 84. Julia was predeceased by her parents, brothers Edward and Homer Strand, husband Roy and son Neil. She is survived by her son Ken and his wife Pat; grandson Calvin, his wife Brandie, great-granddaughter Caly & Shirley-Lynn; grandson Jason, his wife Michelle, great-granddaughters Jaymie & Jessica; also numerous nieces and nephews. Julia was born in Viscount, Sask. in 1919. In 1943 she marred her best friend and love of her life Roy. Side by side they worked together farming their land near Archerwill and raising their two sons. In 1972 they moved to town. In July of 1986 Julia chose to be a witness of Jehovah God. Study of God s word was her way of life. Mom was well known for her kind and giving nature, love of gardening crafts and she made many beautiful cozy quilts. In 1995 due to ill health she moved to Thunder Bay. Grandview Lodge became her home in 2000 where she received the best of care and love from all the wonderful staff. We count them as a blessing. Upon her request cremation has taken place and a service will be held at The Grandview Lodge Auditorium on Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 2 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Julia s memory to the Alzheimers Society. Interment will follow in Archerwill, Sask, at a later date.
Jolicoeur, Claire Marie
June 07, 2004
The family announces with great sorrow her death at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at the age of 69 years. Beloved wife of the late Philippe Jolicoeur. Loving mother of Denise Jolicoeur-Brown (husband Gary) of Burlington, Dan Jolicoeur (Tracy) of Timmins, and Mitch Jolicoeur of Thunder Bay. Dear grandmother of Daren and Ryan of Timmins, Jessica of Thunder Bay and Adam of Burlington. Survived by her mother Flore Drolet Gaudet of Ville-Marie, Quebec, many brothers and sisters and their spouses and many nieces and nephews. Also remembered by many in-laws in the Jolicoeur Family. Claire will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2004 at St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens to follow. Her children will receive family and friends at Mitch's house. Remembrance donations to the St. Joseph's Hospice and Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
June 07, 2004
Mrs. Rita Bordignon age 60 years, resident of Thunder Bay passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, June 6, 2004. Born in Pasiano, Italy, she came to Fort William in1965 where she married her husband Quinto. She was a very caring and loving person and dedicated to her family. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and living a quiet life. Rita is survived by her husband Quinto at home, son Fabrizio, daughters Debra and husband Michael Gernat, Patricia at home, one sister and one brother in Italy, sister-in-law Albina and husband Costantino, and niece Daniela and nephew Claudio. Predeceased by her parents and one brother. Funeral services for the late Mrs. Rita Bordignon will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2004 leaving the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma at 8:50 M to St. Anthony s Roman Catholic Church for the Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM. Interment will be in St. Andrews Cemetery. The Vigil Prayers will be offered on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM in the EVEREST CHAPEL. Visitation for friends will be on Wednesday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. If friends so desire, donations to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Brown, Esther Martha
June 07, 2004
It is with great sorrow that the family announce the passing of Esther Martha Brown (Dahl) beloved mother and grandmother, Saturday, June 5, 2004 after a brief illness. Esther was born on February 11, 1920 in Port Arthur to Johann and Martha Dahl in the family residence on North Kenogami Ave. She married Lloyd Addison Brown in 1941 and together they had 3 children. She was employed at the Port Arthur General Hospital and Canada Car as a young woman. She also worked at Safeway, Lou's Cupboard, A&W and Lakehead University retiring from there due to ill health. She was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of PAGH for several years. Her main interests were her family. She was an expert knitter and seamstress. She enjoyed a few winters in Florida with her brother and sister-in-law, Agnar and Dixie. Keeping up on the current events were very important to her. Esther was predeceased by her father Johann (1942), mother Martha (1973), brother Bert (1979), Agnar (1996). She is survived by children Carol Lowe of Vancouver, David (Darlene) of Winnipeg and Janice (Thunder Bay), grandsons Darrel Shuel (Nicole) of Crawford Bay, BC and Graeme (Thunder Bay), sisters-in-law Dixie Dahl and Irene Dahl (both of Thunder Bay), and several nieces and nephews. She will also be remembered by good friend Stephanie Vezina. Several relatives also survive in Norway. Funeral Services for Esther Martha Brown will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, corner River and Farrand with Pastor Matthew Diegel officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.
Laidler, Joseph Robert
June 07, 2004
It is with great sadness the family of Joseph Robert Laidler announces his passing on Sunday, June 6, 2004. Born April 3, 1921 in Fort William, Joseph was a lifelong resident of Thunder Bay and was proud to call the city home. Joseph was employed by the Abitibi Mission Island Mill in 1946, he worked as a pipe fitter for 39 years and finally retired in 1984. Upon his retirement he enjoyed an active life traveling through Canada with his niece Sharon Bjorklund, gardening and working on his old cars which were his prized possessions. His greatest joys in the last few years were his great-grandchildren Alexes Lynn and Brendan Jeffery. Joseph was predeceased by his loving wife Charlotte Ann (Mary), his parents Thomas and Caroline Laidler, his sisters Dorothy Gregnol and Mary C. Bjorklund and his brother George Laidler. He will be sadly missed by his son Terry, his daughter in-law Beverley Ann, his grandchildren Wendy and Terry, great-grandchildren Alexes and Brendan, brothers Thomas Laidler and Reg Angove. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 11, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Blake Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Carl Triskle officiating. Interment of ashes will follow at Stanley Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Joseph Laidler in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual Dedication service Sunday, June 26, 2005
June 07, 2004
Mr. Russell Poole, age 83 years, a resident of Thunder Bay, passed away peacefully in St. Joseph's Care Group on Saturday evening, June 5, 2004 with his family by his side. A scout for the Detroit Red Wings, Russ was a manager of both the Port Arthur Bearcats, winning the Ahearne Trophy in 1961-1962, and the Thunder Bay Twins, winning the Allan Cup in 1974-1975. Russ was inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame on September 23, 1989 at the 8th Annual Induction Dinner. After 31 years of service, Russ retired from Abitibi Price Paper Mill on April 1, 1984. Fond of golf, he was also a member of the Port Arthur Lodge A.F.& A.M. No. 499 G.R.C., Shuniah Chapter R.A.M. No. 82 G.R.C., and Rhodes Preceptory No. 23. Russell is lovingly remembered by Margaret, his wife of 58 years; son Barry Ewing and Stella Goulet; brother Gordon Poole; sisters Bea Robinson and Roberta Callaghan; brother-in-law Earl and wife Rita Ewing and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. David Poole; brothers Edwin and Bill Poole; sisters Carmen Shelley and Jean Lehman; brothers-in-law Gordon and wife Audrey Whatley, Wesley, Gilbert and Norman Ewing. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at 11:00 AM in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 North Court Street, presided by Rev. Harold Hunt of Lakeview Presbyterian Church. Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Special thanks to the Nursing Staff of St. Joseph's Care Group for their excellent care.
June 07, 2004
1931 - 2004
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother and grandmother, Jean Morgan, on Saturday, June 5th at St. Joseph s Hospital. Jean was born on August 29th, 1931 in Sherridon, Manitoba to Robert and Alice Budd. As a child, Jean moved to Little Long Lac with her parents. After attending Normal School in North Bay, Jean began her teaching career in Marathon, Ontario where she met and then married her husband of 49 years, Philip. Jean continued to teach school in Marathon where she and Philip raised three daughters; Kerry, Kathy and Laurie. They then relocated to Thunder Bay in 1975. Jean loved to knit, sew and make quilts. She participated in swimming and curling and was a long-standing member of the Eastern Star, her Knitting Club and the July 1st Quadathalon Group. Jean and Philip loved the time they spent at their winter home in Zephyrhills, Florida. She was predeceased by her parents and other relatives as well as by her daughter, Kerry in November of 1999. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her husband Philip, daughters Kathy and Laurie and by her very special grandson, Ian. According to Jean s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation, to St. Joseph s Care Group or the charity of your choice.
June 07, 2004
After a long and arduous battle Coirstan (Chris) Thomson, surrounded by her family, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2004 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre. Chris was born in Oban, Scotland on February 8, 1938. In 1957, along with her husband James, she moved to Canada. They finally made their home in Manitouwadge in 1962 with their two daughters Barbara Ann and Elaine. Chris loved life to its fullest touching many lives throughout her journey with her strength and humor. She most enjoyed time with her family, especially her grandchildren, friends and tending to her flowers. Known to many as Nanny , Chris was a lunch room supervisor for over 30 years at Manitouwadge Public School. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband James of Manitouwadge, daughter Barbara Ann and her husband James, daughter Elaine and her
husband Gerry, grandchildren Melissa and Karly Nakani and Alan Vaillancourt. Her memory will also be cherished by her brother Ian Jamieson of Scotland, nieces Christine Turnbull and her husband Glenn, Ann Carter and her husband Mark, grand nieces Jamie and Brittany
Turnbull and Jackie Carter. The family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to Dr. John Forster and staff at Manitouwadge General Hospital for the best care and compassion anyone could ever ask for. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, Manitouwadge, Ontario, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2004. Donations to the Amethyst House Lodge, 289 Munro Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 2N3 or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
June 07, 2004
Kurt Hilden, age 27 years, passed away in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, on Sunday, June 6, 2004, with his loving family and friends by his side. Kurt was a gift from God, a precious son and brother and will be dearly missed.
Kurt loved the good things in life, eating out, cooking, socializaing with friends, fishing with his dad and spending time with his favorite blonde Kaley . Kurt faced his many health problems with courage and determination to live life to the fullest. His kindness, generosity and sense of humour endeared him to all that knew him.
Left to grieve his death, but comforted in the assurance that Kurt is now home with his Redeemer are: his parents Donna and Kai; sister and brother-in-law Kristine and Andrew Foulds; grandmothers: Anna Gadd and Margaret Stewart; aunts and uncles: Bob and Joanne Stewart and cousins Evan, Cameron and Stacey; Anne and John Saasto and cousins Mark and Charleen; Marja-Liisa and cousins Markus, Marianne and Samuel; Kari Hilden and family and Finland. Kurt was predeceased by his grandfathers: Donald Stewart and Reino Hilden and uncle Pertti Raty.
Cremation has taken place and Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 10th at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, officiated by Rev. Bob Miller. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to time of Service. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Kurt s memory to the Kidney Foundation, Northern Cancer Research Foundation or to the Gidden Bible Foundation.
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth,
before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say,
"I have no delight in them".
Lotochynsky (Sundell), Patricia Lily
June 08, 2004
On the morning of une 7, 2004 Patricia Lily peacefully passed away at her residence at Roseview Manor. Born March 17, 1914, she recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends.
A long time resident of Current River, she was involved with the Current River Recreation Association throughout her life. Her family and home were her main interests. She loved shopping and lunch with her girls, cards and bingo at the Prosvita and Current River Rec where she met her second husband Michael Lotochynsky who predeceased her January 17, 2003.
She was also predeceased by her first husband Bernhard Sundell April 26, 1985 and son Brian in July 1999. Also predeceased by brothers Robert and Ted Holmquist and sister Sarah Holmquist.
Pat is survived by her sisters: Marjorie Enstrom and Stella Graham. Forever remembered and loved by her daughters: Brenda (Denis) Gauthier, Pat (John) Molcan, and her sons: Randy (Joy) Sundell, Peter (Carol) Sundell and Neil Sundell; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren.
According to Mom s wishes, cremation has taken place, and Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 9th, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, officiated by Rev. John Jordan. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to time of Service. All Services will be complete in the Chapel. Flowers are gratefully declined. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Patricia s memory to the charity of your choice.
A CHRISTMAS LIST
For Christmas this year I'd like a gift
That will last the whole year through
It s really very simple:
I want to love and be loved by you.
It calls not for fancy paper,
Nor ribbon, nor bright red bow,
Only for arms to hold me
On days when I feel low.
It calls not for any money
Though it s far more precious than gold,
It requires only a shoulder to lean on
While I am growing old.
It cannot be placed with the other gifts
Under our Christmas Tree,
But it can be taken into my heart
Where it will live eternally.
By Taylor Bryan
WORDS OF THANKS
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Roseview Manor Primrose House for all their compassionate care of our dear Mother. She always told us what a wonderful bunch of nurses! We thank you for allowing us some peace of mind knowing she was in your capable and caring hands.
McCooeye, Shirley Ann
June 08, 2004
Mar. 23, 1967 - June 6, 2004
It is with deepest sympathy that the family of Shirley ( Sam ) announce her sudden passing, With the battle of fighting Cancer, her struggle is over, June 6, 2004. Born in Kenora, ON and raised in Thunder Bay, ON. Shirley was involved with Thunder Bay Woman s Hockey Association, it was her most enjoyed hobbies. Shirley also loved all sports as well as fishing and hunting. Shirley worked for C.E. Mickelson over a 15 year period, also for Tomlinson Drafting, ENL and UMA. Drafting was her true passion. Shirley designed a lot of Thunder Bay landmarks and buildings. Her last contract was helping design Thunder Bay Water Treatment Plant. Lovely thanks to Howard Boland, she loved you. Survived by her mother Helen, brothers Robert, Shawn and sister Melinda (Gord) as well her nephews and niece. Predeceased by her father Jim. Special friends and the beautiful family she gained Trina, P.J., Baba, Nancy, Pat J.R. (Jessy & Saraha) and Joanne. From the bottom of our hearts we would love to thank all the Staff from the Cancer Centre (Dr. Athans) and all the staff at TBRHSC. Special nurse (Charlene). Graveside Services will take place at Riverside Cemetary on Oliver Road, Thursday, June 10 at 12:30. After, family and friends will gather at the Slivinski s 198 McComber Cr. No Flowers Please. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
June 08, 2004
Henry Frank. March 10, 1914 - May 24, 2004. Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital, leaving behind Alli, his loving wife of 66 years, his daughter and son-in-law Charmaine and Jon Schonblom, four granddaughters, Lisa Pilot, Gwen Forman, Andrea Hartenberger and Michelle Kelley and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Rudy, Bob, Raymond, Armand and his sisters Marge Smith, Betty Ryan, Bernie Barnes, Gene Wilson, Rosemary Bailey. One sister, Jessie Pineau predeceased him. Henry always loved learning as much as teaching. His career as English teacher spanned over 40 years. He was a true gentleman and kept his fine sense of humour until the end. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, which the family gratefully declines, donations may be made to he Peace Arch Hospital foundation or the Canuck Place Childrens' Hospital. Services were held at Good Shepherd Church, 2250 - 150th St., Surrey, B.C. on Tuesday, June 1st.
June 08, 2004
Michael Daniel Jameus, age 58, resident of Thunder Bay, passed away unexpectedly on June 3, 2004. Born on March 27, 1946 in Atikokan, Ontario, he was raised and educated in Thunder Bay attending Westgate High School. Michael was employed as an ironworker and worked with many companies over the years and was a member of the Union of Ironworkers Local 759. He especially loved fishing at Whitefish Lake and being outdoors. Michael was predeceased by his father Daniel Jameus, sister Judy Stieh and brother-in-law David Stieh. Michael will be greatly missed by son Jason (Vivian) and family, Janet (Rolland), Lee-Anne (Bob) and family, mother Lorna, sisters Catherine, Margaret, Kim, brothers Gary, David and Lorne, as well as his huge circle of friends. His family would like to give special thanks to Leonard McGovern for all of his care and support. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is pending and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
June 09, 2004
Mr. John Fadyk, age 81 years, resident of Pioneer Drive, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 7th, 2004 in St. Joseph s Hospice Unit.
Born, raised and educated in Fort Frances, he was employed by Boise Cascade Pulp and Paper Company for forty four years, retiring as a Beater Engineer in 1985. John was a past member of Branch #29, Royal Canadian Legion and was also a past member of Knox United Church in Fort Frances. He was instrumental in introducing bagpipes to the Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets in Fort Frances. He was more recently a member of Branch #5 Royal Canadian Legion in Port Arthur and a member of Knox United Church on Shuniah Street. John enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially woodworking. He relocated to Thunder Bay in 2001.
John is survived by his loving wife Gloria, five daughters: Karen (Ron) Cain of Thunder Bay, Susan Kolden of St. Paul, Minn, Janet (David) Lindberg of Thunder Bay, Nancy (Richard) Ball of Winnipeg, Teresa (Norman) Dupuis of Calgary and one son John (Teresa Hansen) of Calgary; ten grandchildren and one great-grandson; two sisters Evelyn Scrimshaw of Thunder Bay and Helen (Ed) Villeneuve of Renfrew, Ontario; nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. John was predeceased by his parents Harry and Mary Fadyk, two sisters: Stella Fadyk and Ann Gizikoff; four brothers Mike, Steve, Bill and Peter.
Cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in Knox United Church on Shuniah Street with Rev. David Silliman officiating. Interment of the Ashes will take place at a later date, in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John s memory to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the Canadian Diabetic Association.
Porco, David Edward
June 11, 2004
David, formerly of Thunder Bay, passed away suddenly from a massive stroke on May 13th, 2004 in Kingston, ON, where he had resided for many years. David worked for Sunlife Insurance when he first arrived in Kingston, earning many achievement awards while in their employ. Later he became a successful entrepreneur as co-owner of Kingston Financial Inc. He was passionate about many things, especially playing hockey, coaching his son s hockey team & golfing. One of the things David looked forward to every fall, was to spend a week hunting & fishing with his buddies and uncle Allen Warren at Wintering Lake (Ignace area). David leaves to mourn his wife Cathy, son Davey and daughter Brooke. Sisters Kathy Mitchell, Nancy Bey (Al), Calgary, Arlene Stjernberg (Willie), Prince George and Joanne Gullivich (Don) Canmore. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews. Family members attending the funeral were grandmother Georgina Kaukinen, aunts Alma Teravainen & Lynda Warren, cousins Tammi Whitney, Stacy Landers-Ray (Vern) & Johnny Teravainen, Thunder Bay, aunt Diane Watson, Chilliwack, cousins Alanna Capar, Dryden and Virginia Rand (Jeff) Emsdale. Predeceased by his parents Leona & Ken Porco and infant sister Debra, uncle Ed Porco and cousins Vance & Valerie Warren. The David Porco Memorial Fund is being established to supply support for Minor Hockey in the Greater Kingston area. Donations may be sent to: The Community Foundation of Greater Kingston, 165 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Y6, Tel: 613-546-9696. Email: Foundation@cfgk.org, website www.cfgk.org. David will be remembered as a passionate player in the game of life.
June 10, 2004
Mr. John "Jack" Arthur Edwards age 56 years of Riviera Drive passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 9, 2004.
Born on March 10, 1948 in Port Arthur, he attended Lakehead University, and had worked for Otis Elevator for over thirty years. He was a member of the Lakehead Aeromodelers Association, and also enjoyed golfing and coaching women s hockey. His children were his main focus in life.
Jack is survived by his children Jacqueline and Robert, wife Patricia, his mother Mary Edwards, 2 brothers Lawrence (Ann) of Colorado (enroute) and Earl (Lisa) of Thunder Bay,
1 sister Beth (Bob) Harbosin of Toronto (presently here), 2 aunts Kay Edwards of Vancouver and Vera Coakwell of Thunder Bay,
Predeceased by his father Art, sister Susan, brother Donnie, grandmother Rosina Sikes, also aunts and uncles.
Funeral services for the late Mr. John "Jack" Arthur Edwards will be held on Monday, June 14, 2004 at 10:30 AM in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 226 Pearl Street with Rev. Paul F. Walmsley officiating. Private interment of Ashes in the family plot, Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.
EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley St. at Algoma in care of arrangements.
LEPERE , Dominick
June 10, 2004
Mr. Dominick Lepere, age 73 years, formerly of 106 Theresa St., passed away peacefully at his residence in Dawson Court on Wednesday, June 9th, 2004. Dominick s career was spent at Loblaws, followed by A & P on River street until his retirement in 1996. He was a member of St. Margaret s Church on Clayte St. Dominick was predeceased by his parents, Francesco and Maria Lepere, brothers Carmen and Louis, as well as 3 brothers-in-law. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Norma (nee Drew); children Michael (Peggy), Elvira Harasym (Jerry), Lynne Myron (Jim) Calgary, AB (here); grandchildren Nicole & Jaimie-Lynne Harasym, Tania Derraugh, Kate and James. Dominick is also survived by his sisters Sara Marsonet, Rose Marion and Teresa Sawchuk, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Whenever you saw Dominick, he always had the biggest smile on his face. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 14th, 2004 at St Margaret s Church beginning at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Transportation Fund or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
June 11, 2004
Geraldine (Jerry) Bernadette Kostick, age 75 years, a resident of 638 North Vickers St. passed away peacefully at the Regional Heath Sciences Centre on June 9, 2004 with her family by her side. Born in Fort William on August 8, 1928, Jerry remained a life long resident. She fell in love and married Anthony (Tony) Kostick on October 15, 1949 and together they raised their five children in the home Tony had built for them. Jerry enjoyed the company of others and never turned down the opportunity to meet new people. Her door was always open, there was always room at her table and the coffee was always on. She welcomed many into her home and into her heart. Jerry enjoyed trips to the casino and her Friday night poker games with her good friends. She liked to knit and crochet, at one time teaching the craft to school children. Her greatest love was for her family and close friends. Christmas was an especially important time as Jerry played host to a large crowd every year. Summers at the cottage which she and Tony built at Shebandowan Lake also hold special memories. Jerry is survived by her sons, Richard and his wife Wendy, Kenny and his wife Cathy, Derrick and his wife Susan all of Thunder Bay, daughters, Karen and Michelle both at home, daughter in-law Brenda and Tom Chaval of Thunder Bay, grandchildren Kevin (Jackie) Kostick of Calgary Atla., Erin Kostick of Woodstock ON., Karl Kostick Chaval, Michael Kostick Chaval (Kristy), Crystal Chaval, James (Janice) Kostick, John Kostick (Anne Marie), Justin Kostick, Carrie-Anne Kostick, Amber McLeod, great grandchildren, Jade Arella Chaval, Alexandra, Ashley and Grace Kostick all of Thunder Bay, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Tony, and her brothers August and Barney Cerka. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 14, 2004, when family and friends will gather for the Funeral Mass in St. Peter s Church at 10:00 am. celebrated by Rev. B. A. Campbell. Services will be complete in the church with cremation to follow. Final interment will take place in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Vigil Services will be offered on Sunday afternoon, at 3:00 pm. in the Blake Funeral Chapel. If friends desire, memorials to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Geraldine Kostick in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service will be held Sunday, June 26, 2005.
Melnychuk (nee Bryk), Larura
June 11, 2004
1914 - 2004
Laura Melnychuk (nee Bryk) of Calgary passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at the age of 90 years. Laura is survived by her two daughters and one son-in-law, Maxine and Bob Hyde and Darlene Marmelic, all of Calgary; three grandchildren, Jeff Hyde, Karen Hyde and Vanessa Marmelic; her brother, Joe (Eva) Bryk of Saskatchewan; her sister, Louise (Myron) Nelson of Ontario; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Laura was predeceased by her husband William, four sisters and a brother. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, June 14, 2004 at 1:30 P.M. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Laura Melnychuk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, AB, T2S 2L5 TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.