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Rest In Peace—Susan COLASIMONE
In loving memory of Susan “Sue” Katherine Colasimone (nee Leduc) 75 years. Susan passed away peacefully, with her eyes on heaven, on Sunday, September 3rd, 2023 in her home, surrounded by the people who loved her. Beloved wife of 54 years and sweethearts since they were 14 years old, to David Colasimone. Loving mother of David predeceased in 2013, Mac, and Kerry Halvorson (Brad). Cherished grandmother of Marina, Randie, Callum, and Jack.
Predeceased by her parents Albert and Isabelle Leduc (nee Charbonneau). Dear sister of Lynne Adams (Robert predeceased), Lorie Kennedy (Brad), and Bill predeceased. Aunt of Jason (Wendy), Sam, Ben, Danielle, and Dominique, and great aunt of Brandon and Jackson. She will be deeply missed by her devoted dog Bandit.
Susan’s peaceful, painless and joyful last days were made possible by the efforts of Dr. Walton and the Community Hospice Palliative Care Team. This group of people were so attentive, knowledgeable, available and efficiently responsive to any issues, that we were empowered to give her the death at home she hoped for. Special thanks to RN Amanda who went above and beyond her duty to us.
There will be no visitation or service. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with burial in the Capreol Cemetery. There will be a celebration of her life and graveside service held in the late spring. Donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice – Shared Care Team would be very much appreciated by Susan’s family. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Mary Patricia (Pat) HAYES
Mary Patricia (Pat) Hayes “Crossed the Stream” on August 31st, 2023. Her final moments were spent smiling and laughing, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had the opportunity to chat with lifelong friends, reminiscing and having quite a few laughs about her rambunctious days growing up in Kearney Ontario.
Pat was born on June 10, 1939 in the small town of Kearney, Ontario. She was the daughter of Mel and Mary Reeds (both predeceased). Pat grew up on the Magnetawan River and loved being on or near water. She would fish before school and paddle canoes or row boats with her dear sister Beverley (predeceased) and her friends as often as they could. Pat and her gang could often be found hanging out at Belfoy’s store, drinking sodas and whiling away the summer. That’s where she fell for the charms of a handsome young lad by the name of Oran Hayes (predeceased). They were married, and together raised four children; Michael, Richard, Patti-Anne and Terence.
Railroading eventually brought Pat and Oran to Capreol, Ontario, where they laid down roots for many years. Pat was very active in softball, and had a reputation for being the fiercest pitcher in the league (Go Sunrays!). Pat loved to be active, enjoying square-dancing, curling, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Once again the railroad called, and Pat and Oran spent a few short years in Hornepayne and Oshawa. Eventually their train tracks led back to Capreol, where Pat and Oran settled and retired.
Throughout her senior years Pat continued to curl and help out at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum. A little known fact, Pat was a big fan of Star Trek, especially the Jean-Luc Picard era! Pat always enjoyed her adventures with the Red Hats, and cherished her friends at 36 Coulson. She truly loved her annual summer vacation on Manitoulin Island, happiest to play ladder ball and be by water once again.
Pat will be dearly missed by so very many, yet her legacy will carry on, her family will make sure of it!
Pat is survived by her 4 children: Michael (Debbie), Richard (Patty), Patti-Anne (Steve) & Terence (Julie); her 10 grandchildren: Samantha (Dennis), Christine (John), Cheryl, Shawna, Julie (Matt), Tyrell, Jamie Lynn, Logan (Michelle), Reed & Jake and her 9 great-grandchildren: Kylie, Justin, Alex. Eric, Jacob, Josh, Garen, Quinn and Cole
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held in Kearney, Ontario in the Spring of 2024.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the NeoKids Foundation would be greatly appreciated. https://neokidsfoundation.ca
Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com
Rest In Peace—Randy PRESCOTT
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Randy Armand George Prescott age 72. Dec 19, 1950 – Aug 28, 2023. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family.
Survived by his loving wife of 51 years Debbie (Crouch). Daughters Erynne Prescott and Shannon Taha (Mekki Taha). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Dylon Bayard, Randie and Marina Colasimone, Michael, and Jake Taha.
Randy came from a very large Prescott family. Parents, Harold Prescott & Esther (Lawrence), brother Don (Naida Neal) (both predeceased), brother Bob (predeceased), sister Shirley (predeceased) (Ed Hanzel), sister Crystal (Dennis Chaput), sister Haroldene (Marcel Turgeon predeceased), sister Heather (Don Hopps predeceased), brother Terry (predeceased) (Sheila Heaven), sister Patricia (Ed Radford predeceased), brother Bruce, brother Douglas (Evelyn Duckworth), brother Reggie.
He will be greatly missed by his in-laws the Crouch Family: Bob (Grant Wedge), Steven, Lee (Debbie Boisvenue), Brooke (Charlie Poliquin), Barry (Jeanine Gonsalves) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.
Anyone who knew Randy, knew he would do anything to help someone in need. He was known for his jokes and his smiles that would light up a room. When he wasn’t with his family or friends, he was riding the rails as a Conductor for CN Rail. He had a passion for making sure no trains left the yard without passing all health and safety regulations. Randy loved to fish, and his girls were his pride and joy. He will be a legend in all our hearts. A burial of his ashes will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Till we meet again, Rags.
Rest In Peace—Linda HÉRARD
In Loving Memory of Linda Hérard who passed away suddenly on Friday, August 25, 2023, at her residence at the age of 62.
Born in Sudbury, ON to the late Omer and the late Jacqueline Hérard-Sharkey (Harold Sharkey-predeceased). Beloved sister of Robert (predeceased)(Cindy), Don and stepsister to Kevin Serré, Linda Byers (Vic), Carol Ann Lauzon (Rolly), and Mike (Mary). Sadly, missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Donations in Linda’s memory can be made directly to a charity of choice.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 1-4pm at the Capreol Curling Club, 1 Stull St. Capreol.
Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Luc ROBIDAS
It is with great sadness that the family of Luc Robidas announces his passing on Monday August 14th, 2023 surrounded with his family and friends who loved him endlessly. Luc was made of steel. He was the strongest and bravest man who faced life with the most love, courage and strength. He had the biggest heart and love for his wife Jen and the life they shared together. They embraced all their time together and made everyday count. Luc leaves behind the love of his life Jen Robidas and his fur baby Ronson. He is mourned by his parents Robert and Diane Robidas and his in laws Mel and Joanne Zadorozniak. He is sadly missed by his brother André Robidas (Ashley), sister-in-law Tina Dionne (Stephen) and his brother from another mother André Labelle (Ariel). “Funcle” will be missed by his nieces and nephews Emma (Kendra), William, Tessa and Dustin.
The courage and strength Luc showed through life will live on in us forever and encourage us to carry on all he’s taught us.
In lieu of flowers and donations please sign up to be an organ donor in memory of Luc. Luc was able to enjoy the last 12 years with those he loved most because of the selfless organ donation from 2 families in 2011 and 2019.
There will be a private ceremony and burial.
Cremation services provided by Simple Wishes of the North, Sudbury.
Rest In Peace—Pierrette ETHIER
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Pierrette Celina Marie Ethier (nee Duguay) at the Elizabeth Centre on Saturday, August 12th, 2023 at the age of 88.
Pierrette was the daughter of Eugene and Bertha Duguay both predeceased. Beloved wife of 62 years, Jean-Louis “Johnny” Ethier predeceased in 2015. Loving mother of Marc (Vanessa) of Barrie, Lise Lancia (Tony) of Burlington, Guy (Bonnie) of London, and Sue Claveau (Ernie) of Capreol. Cherished grandmother to Renee, Adam, Amy, Tony, Cory, Michelle, Alexandra, and John, and great grandmother to Nolan, Makayla, Gavin, and Colton. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses Simone Talbot (Lucien), Gerard Duguay, Gaston Duguay, Gaetane Constantin (Cleridan “Clay”), and Roger Duguay (Jeanne D’Arc).
Pierrette will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, her canine companion Princess, as well as all who came in contact with her. Her kind heart and giving nature will be missed by all who knew her.
A very special thank you to the staff at the Elizabeth Centre for all the special care, attention, and support.
There will be no visitation or service. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with burial alongside her husband in the Capreol Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—John GILBERT
Born in Capreol, ON, on January 12th 1945, John passed away at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre on July 27th, in Brantford.
John is survived by his wife, Meredith, brother-in-law, Robert McVittie, and sister-in-law, Diane Gilbert. He leaves behind his stepfamily, Mackenzie, Mary and Alexander McCrea. Also, many nieces, nephews, and their children, will miss Uncle John: Bruce (Elizabeth) McVittie and Leonora, Rachel, and Kathleen; Alison McVittie (Philip Faubert); Catherine (Mike) Clark, and Kelly; Stuart (Jen) McVittie, Caroline and Beatrice; Mary Gilbert (Albert Poon), Matthew and Lindsay; Sarah Gilbert (Dan Berger), Elizabeth and David. John is predeceased by his parents, Leonard and Catherine and by his beloved siblings, Rachel, David and Angus. Although a student and teacher of English Literature, John’s passions were badminton, his dogs and camp life on Edna Lake. His excellence at playing, mentoring and coaching earned him inductions into the Oakville and Canadian Sport Halls of Fame for Badminton. Many Rough collies brought him joy throughout life. Camp living, in Canada’s northern bush was his peace.
The family appreciates the respectful and loving care given to John by all the staff at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre and by his ECG, Navi Kaur. Memorial donations are encouraged for St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, Resident’s Council. A private memorial will take place with an internment to follow at Farringdon Burial Ground.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca McCleister 519-758-1553.
Rest In Peace—Douglas HANZEL
Just weeks following a lovely 90th birthday celebration, Doug Hanzel passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by love and his immediate family on July 26, 2023.
Devoted husband of 60 years to wife Jackie (née O’Connor, predeceased). Loving and supportive father to Karen Wilcox and husband Scott, Sandra Ware and husband David, Kelly Vieira and husband Chester, and Scott Hanzel and wife Christine.
Proud Grandpa to Angela Vardy, Kelly Vardy, Joshua Ware and wife Kasia, Jacob Ware, Brittney Vieira, Michael Vieira, Dylan Vieira, Brayden Hanzel, and Kale Hanzel. Great Grandpa to Noah, Reese, Madison, Jaxon, Sebastian, Sawyer, Liam, and Kaia.
Brother to Edward and wife Shirley (predeceased), William (predeceased), Donald and wife Lorna (both predeceased), Joseph and wife Isabelle (both predeceased), Cliff and wife Jill (both predeceased). Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Rose Hanzel.
Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held at a later date in Capreol, Ontario. Memorial donations in Doug’s memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The War Amps by contacting Ostrander’s Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221). Personal condolences can be made at www.ostranderfuneralhome.com
Rest In Peace—Rita GUAY
In loving memory of Rita Lorraine Guay (nee Démoré), 85 years. Peacefully, Monday, June 26, 2023, at the Maison McCulloch Hospice, Sudbury with loving family at her side.
Beloved wife of John Guay. Cherished daughter of Dorima and Celina (Legault) Démoré, both predeceased. Dear sister of Alice Savoie (Alphonse) both predeceased, Florence Dupuis (Anthyme) both predeceased, Simone Fontaine predeceased (Roger), Sylvio Démoré (Betty) both predeceased, Yvonne Johnston (Ted predeceased), Jeanne DuBreuil (Clifford predeceased), Anne Gascon (Claude, predeceased), Gerry Démoré (Gloria), Alphone and Rhéal Démoré (both predeceased). Special sister-in-law and best friend to Violet Landry (Victor predeceased). Sadly missed by many loving nieces and nephews.
The family expresses their appreciation to the Maison McCulloch Hospice, the March of Dimes and Bayshore Nursing Staff, especially to Nurse Kelly and Nurse Practitioner Sara Peterson for their excellent care and support.
Born and raised in Hanmer, she married John Guay at St. Jacques Church in 1954. She was a devout catholic having faithfully attended Our Lady of Peace Church. She has resided in Capreol the past 20 years. She loved music. She played guitar and sang beautifully. Also, she enjoyed playing cards. She was a well loved aunt to her many nieces and nephews and a beloved wife to her husband John who fondly called her “Doll”.
Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4601 Michelle Driver, Hanmer. (Friends may call 2-4pm and 6-8pm Friday, June 30, 2023, with parish prayers at 7pm and visiting after 9:30am Saturday). Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol, Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 11am. Cremation with entombment in the Capreol Cemetery.
In lieu of flower, donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated.
Rest In Peace—Gerts LEMANIS
Gerts and his beloved wife, Irene (nee Bridge) had been married for 51 years. Loving father to Colin Lemanis and Dawn Lemanis, adoring Opa to Carson Lemanis and father-in-law to Susan Lemanis. Dear brother to Liliana McGee and brother-in-law to Wesley and Susan Bridge and Janet and Bill Tulloch. Uncle to Clark Bridge, Jason (Trudy) Bridge, Jim Bridge, Ashley (Luc) Boulanger, Theresa (Fabian) Theriault and many great-nieces and nephews. Gerts was predeceased by his parents Teodors and Biruta (nee Nesaule) Lemanis as well as brother-in-law Tom McGee and sister-in-law Sally Wood.
Gerts grew up in Garson, Ontario. He began his career as an engineer with CN in Capreol, Ontario. After many moves he retired in 2019 from the Land Transport Authority in Singapore and settled in Oshawa. He loved to cook, fish, watch curling, baseball and home improvement shows, but his greatest achievement was his family and he loved to watch Carson play hockey and basketball. He and his quick wit will be greatly missed!
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Northcutt Elliot Funeral Home, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville.
Online condolences may be made at: www.northcuttelliott.com
Rest In Peace—Marcel LEFEBVRE
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marcel Lefebvre in his 72nd year on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Marcel is survived by his beloved wife Carol (née Ranger) his son Darren (Robyn Laudon), his daughter Melissa Vitali (Chris); his grandchildren Damien and Zoey and his grand-dogger Royal. Marcel was born in Sudbury in 1951 to Ludger and Margaret (née Kingsbury) Lefebvre (both predeceased).
He will be missed by his brothers- in law and sisters-in-law Robert and Debbie, Marc and Brenda, Kevin and Wendy, Darrel, David and Bonny, predeceased by Jocelyn Toth (née Ranger) and many nieces and nephews.
Marcel started his career at Falconbridge (Glencore) in 1973 and worked underground, ending as a cage tender in 2003.
He married the love of his life Carol and spent 46 years making each other blissfully happy. They moved out to their forever home on Lake Wahnapitae where they both could indulge in their passion for fishing in summer and winter.
Marcel’s children and grandchildren was his second love. They will miss all of Grandpa’s and dads teasing as will his many nieces and nephews. Marcel’s teasing of family, tying socks together, waking you out of a deep sleep and slapping your feet so you could not stand, it is something priceless that will never be matched by another.
Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Donations in Marcel’s memory can be made directly to the Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre https://www.turtlepondwc.com/
Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Peter (Perry) BYRNES
It is with great sorrow the family announces the passing of Peter (Perry) Byrnes, 61 years on Monday, May 29, 2023 at Health Sciences North. Beloved son of Michael (Mike) (predeceased) and Marilyn (née MacPherson) Byrnes. Loving brother of Karin Todd (Colin), Jo-Ann Byrnes, Greg Byrnes (Pauline), Victoria Byrnes, Jocelyn Byrnes, Mark Byrnes (Brenda), and Jane Neuts (Jason). Dear uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by aunts, uncles, many cousins, and friends. Peter was involved in the mining industry from a very young age and was proud to work alongside his father and brothers on various contracts across Canada. In recent years upon his retirement, he returned home to reside in Capreol. He had a great love of animals and was particularly fond of German Shepherds. Respecting his wishes, there will be no visitation.
A Celebration of Peter’s Life will take place at a later date. For those wishing to do so, donations in Peter’s memory can be made directly to the SPCA or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—John BYRNES
In loving memory of John Patrick Byrnes who passed peacefully away on June 2nd, 2023, at his home with loving family at his side, in Capreol, at the age of 88 years. If we could just turn back time and tell you how much we love you or hear your voice one more time. Living without you is the hardest part of all. Happy memories remind us of you when someone mentions your name. Our special time with you will live within our hearts forever. Sadly missed by son Bryan, daughter Carey (Neil Higgins), granddaughters; Johanna, Charlotte and Ashley. Dear son of Thomas and Johanna (Madigan) Byrnes, both predeceased. Cherished brother of Clem (predeceased) (wife Dorothy), Reg (predeceased) (wife Lorraine), Terry (wife Sylvia), Martin (wife Beverly), Jackie Foster (predeceased), Noreen Resmer, James (wife Jeannie), Patricia Yantha (husband Ed) and Michael (predeceased) (wife Marnie). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
John was much loved by the community. He was a conductor with CNR with 38 years of service, retiring in 1990. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus. A devout Roman Catholic, faithfully attending Our Lady of Peace Church where he participated in the parish ministries. He had been the Vice Chair of the United Transport Union and volunteered with the Capreol Railway Museum. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and had a deep appreciation for the outdoors. John was devoted to his family especially his precious grandchildren. The light of his life will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Our Lady of Peace Church (Capreol) or Capreol Railway Museum would be appreciated.
Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home Hanmer / Capreol Chapel, 4601 Michelle Dr., Hanmer. (Friends may call 5-8PM Monday with Parish Prayers at 5PM)
Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol, Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 at 11AM.
Cremation with interment in the family plot at the Capreol Cemetery, For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com http://www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Lorraine SHANE
In Loving Memory of Lorraine Shane ,91 Years. Who passed away at her residence on Saturday May 27th, 2023.
Cherished wife of David Shane (predeceased). Loving mother of Debbie Shane (predeceased), Michael Shane (Janet) and David Mark Shane. Treasured nanny of Derek, Lorry, Lindsay, Emily, Michael, Annie and great grandchild Griffen. Dear daughter of James and Verna Beatty (both predeceased). Beloved sister of June Brew, Vernabelle Tiller and Jim Beatty (all predeceased). Will be especially missed by Helen Lingard (predeceased), Connie Walton and Sharon Shane and will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Lorraine had a love of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors. She had a love of her cottage on Manitoulin and camp on Elsas, Ontario. Loved spending time with her family and playing shenanigans.
Funeral Service on Monday, June 5th, 2023 at Trinity United Church in Capreol at 11:00am
(Friends May Gather after 10:00 A.M. on Monday)
Interment in the Capreol Cemetery to Follow.
Donations in her memory can be made to Trinity United Church or the Northern Cancer Foundation.
(Arrangements Entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home)
Rest In Peace—David HRUSHOWY
The family announces with sorrow the passing of David Hrushowy, age 92, who died peacefully on May 23, 2023, at Pioneer Manor in Sudbury.
Born in Sifton, Manitoba, he was predeceased by his parents, John and Palania Hrushowy; by his brothers John, Henry, Willy, and Ted; and by his sisters Anne (Stanko), Zenia (Petroff) and Edna (Schneider). He was also predeceased by his partner of many years, Edith Harris.
As a very young man, David began working for CN rail as a fireman. He soon became an engineer and worked for CN rail until his retirement. He loved his job, made lifelong friends, and had many stories to tell of his exploits on the tracks.
David loved his family, kids and animals, gardening, nature, fishing, and the great outdoors. He was always cheerful and wanted to help others. Ever the optimist, his only disappointment in life was the performance of the Leafs, though he remained loyal to the end!
In 1977 David purchased a lot on the shores of lake Nagagamisis, near Hornepayne. Over the years, David almost single handedly built his beautiful summer home that he loved and enjoyed for many years, until his years told him that it was time to take life a little more easily. Although David suffered several injuries and health issues over the years, he never complained.
In 1947, David was a leader of what had to be the first student strike in Canadian history. The school trustees in Sifton had decided to dismiss David’s high school teacher. The students walked out of school and vowed not to return until the teacher was rehired. A town meeting was held, and the trustees reinstated the teacher. The story was reported in the Winnipeg newspapers. Truth be told, the teacher was James Stanko, who was married to Dave’s sister Anne!
David’s calling cards were his warm genuine smile, his kind and open heart that he wore on his sleeve, his generosity, and his contagious happiness. When you were around David, he made you happy.
Dave is survived and lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, and their families, and by Edith’s children, and their families, and by his many friends whose lives he also touched.
Arrangements for David’s Celebration of Life will be made by the family later. For those wishing to do so, donations in David’s memory may be made to the Sudbury Food Bank, or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jackson and Barnard funeral home.
For donations, messages of condolence, or to post photos, visit www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Carol MENARD
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Carol Menard in Sudbury, Saturday May 20th 2023, at the age of 87 years. Daughter of the late Gordon and Marie Barr (née Scott). Loving wife of the late Leonard Menard. Dear mother of the late Bryan, the late Keith (Shelley Westhaver), Murray (Christine), Christopher (Laurie) and Stacy Bartolet (Paul). She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Samantha, Keith, Brittany, Alyssa, Mikayla, Bryan and Kyle. Predeceased by her sister June Vance.
Carol had a long and fullfilling life, caring for her family while struggling against health issues. She remained a loving and caring person throughout her many challenges. Carol was a sweet, stubborn and fiesty person, giving the nurses, staff and her family both heart felt joy and mild frustration at times; this became quite apparent in the end. She was not only my Mother-in-law but we had grown to be friends, and we will truly miss her.
Thank you to all the nurses and staff at Amberwood Suites (HSN wing) and the Sudbury Hospice for all their understanding, commitment and compassion.
Rest In Peace—Claude FOUCAULT
In loving memory of Claude “Pudge” Andre Joseph Foucault 74 years. Passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully at home on Friday, May 19th, 2023.
Beloved husband and best friend of 53 years to Darlene (nee Laird). Loving father of his 3 girls; Dawn (Dan), Diana (Roger), and Denise (Wayne). Special and proud Papa of Alannah, Joshua, Mackenzie, and Nathan. Predeceased by his parents Leo and Lucy Foucault (nee Desforges). Dear brother of Philip (Shirley), Gerry (Barbara), Dan (Lori), Jim (Joanne), Larry, Pat (Connie), Don (Lara), Lorraine (Terry Sr.), Carmen (Ray – deceased), and Marie (Jeff). He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Claude was born in Sudbury on November 22nd, 1948. He married Darlene on October 10th, 1970. He was a lifetime resident of Capreol. He worked at CNR for 42 years. Claude was a proud Associate Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 179 for 45 years. He loved hunting and fishing.
There will be no visitation or service. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with entombment in the Capreol Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at the Legion in Capreol, and will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 179 would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Reginald BYRNES
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 19, 2023, at Health Sciences North at the age of 86.
Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Johanna (nee Madigan) Byrnes. Beloved Husband for 62 years to Lorraine (nee Belanger). Loving Father of Barry (Judith), Kevin, Kenneth and Michael (Rachel). Proud Papa of Tyler (Tessa), Thomas, Tianna, Megan, Justin (Caitlin), Phalen, Britney, Cole and Braeden. Cherished Great Papa to Abel and Ryan. Dear Brother of Clemmy, predeceased (Dorothy), John (Gloria, predeceased), Terry (Sylvia), Jacqualine (Jim), both predeceased, Martin (Beverly), James (Jeannie), Noreen (Stephen, predeceased, Karl), Patricia (Ed) and Michael, predeceased (Sylvia, Marnie). Reginald will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.
Reginald worked at CN Rail for 30 years. Before that, he worked as a Police Officer in Elliott Lake for 10 years. Reg was also a well-respected as a Local Chairman of the United Transportation Union Local #1298 for 17 years. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered for his cheery
disposition. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed many activities including hunting and fishing, but his favorite time was spending time with his beloved family, especially at the camp. Reginald was originally from Latchford Bridge, ON and always referred to that special place as “home”.
As per Reginald’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his Life will be announced at a later date.
If desired, donations may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and would be appreciated by his family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com
Rest In Peace—Pauline FAWCETT-POITRAS
Pauline Germaine Fawcett-Poitras, born April 7, 1960 regrettably left us far too soon and very unexpectedly this past Saturday, May 13th, 2023.
She was the beloved mother of Cynthia Fawcett, Adele Fawcett, Cherie Fawcett (Duane Frey), Owen Fawcett (John Mumford), and Drew Poitras. Best friend and Mémère to Hunter and Duncan Thornton and Hazel, River and Rowan Frey. Predeceased by her parents Aline and Leopold Poitras. Loving sister to Flora Kujanen (Ari), Noel Poitras, Bernadette St. Germain (Patrick), Jacqueline Renaud (Don) and Richard Poitras (Lucie). Fondly remembered by Ken Fawcett and Marie Thompson. Loving matante to so many nieces and nephews and cherished friend to many.
Pauline was a social butterfly with a heart of gold and a most genuine and caring spirit. She could bring you to tears with her singing, dance up a storm at weddings, and she had a smile that lit up the room like the ray of sunshine she always was. She was also fiercely proud and protective of the people she loved. She was a warrior, a healer, a nurturer and a teacher. Family and community are strong values she has always held very dear and this is reflected in the many people who will carry on with countless fond memories of Pauline. Her legacy lives on in the love she shared with every single person whose life she touched.
We thank you all for your love and support in this very difficult time. Pauline was a very spiritual woman and a celebration of life will be held in late June. Donations can be made to https://nativefoodalliance.org/our-programs-2/indigenous-seedkeepers-network/
Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Homes.
Rest In Peace—Patrick McCUAIG
It is with the greatest regret that the family announces the passing of Patrick Spence McCuaig on May 8, 2023. Beloved husband of 20 years to Jackie McCuaig (Lapointe) her gentle gentleman. Beloved son of Frank and Blanche McCuaig (predeceased). Brother to Darlene McCuaig of Ottawa. Loved by his nephew David Balkwill (Barbara) of Mass. USA and neice Sheila Maloney (Mike) of Orleans. Loving stepfather to Marcel Charron (predeceased), (Catherine) of Sudbury, Chantal Charron (predeceased). Adored step grandfather of Patrick Martin, (Samantha) of Hanmer, Zachary and Allen Charron of Sudbury, and special G-pa to Miley of Hanmer. He will be dearly missed by his great niece and nephew, Claire, and Connor Maloney.
Patrick was born in Stratford, Ontario, eventually settling in Capreol. He worked at Mazzuca Chrysler for 40 years in the parts and services department before retiring. He enjoyed cooking, baking, and making his homemade bread. His several different kinds of fudge that was gifted to everyone was thoroughly enjoyed by many. Patrick’s hobbies were photography, traveling and baking and trains. He is now reunited with his best buddy and fur baby, Dusty, but leaves behind Gigi.
As per Patrick’s wishes there will be no funeral. Cremation is entrusted to Parklawn Cremation Services. A celebration of life will take place on June 3rd, 2023 along side Marcel, at Chantal’s gravesite at Civic Cemetery on Second Ave. A celebration after burial at the Frood Hotel till 6pm. Donations can be made to the Cancer Society or Sick Kid’s Hospital Toronto, in Patrick’s name.
Rest In Peace—W.A. “Dale” WILSON
In loving memory of Dale Wilson, who passed away in the Daffodil Lodge at H.S.N. Born in Sault Ste Marie to Archdale and Norah (Connell) Wilson. Beloved husband of Freda (Roberts), brother to Bill, uncle to Mark And great-uncle to Maya, Tessa and Roy. He was a teacher at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School from 1963 to 1994, where he enjoyed being a football coach. Being an avid train “buff” led to his becoming an author and a proud member of the Board of the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol.
Many Thanks to the Staff of the Daffodil Lodge for their care and kindness.
A Visitation will take place at Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury on Wednesday, May 17th From 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.
Donations to the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Rest In Peace—Olive Merle GEORGE
Olive Merle George, nee Orser, of Richmond Hill, passed away on March 17, 2023, in Mississauga, Ontario, in her 95th year. She was deeply loved by so many family members and friends. Born in Capreol, Ontario, on December 30, 1928, to adored parents Leon Orser and Florence (Rose) Orser, nee Metcalf. Beloved wife of the late Eric George (died May 12, 1983), and dear daughter-in-law to Edward and Kathleen George. She was the cherished mother of Gabrielle St. George (Albert) and the devoted grandmother of Coulton Dominic Vetro, Roegan Eric Vetro, Holden Leon Vetro, and Arielle Dominique Vetro, who filled her heart with limitless pride and everlasting happiness. Mother to Rae-Marie, and grandmother to Aeden, Austin, and Avery
Merle was predeceased by her brother Hugh and sister-in-law Shirley Orser, her brothers Ted and Jim Orser, and her sister Betty Dunsby. She was also predeceased by her brother-in-law Allan and sister-in-law Bernice George, brother-in-law Bruce George, nephews Grant Dunsby, Dale, and Matthew George, and niece Mary Ellen George. Merle is survived by sister-in-law Shirley George of Delhi, Ontario. Auntie Merle leaves behind many nieces and nephews who brought her much joy—From the Orser clan: Glenn, Gord, Brent, Janet, Sandy, Lori, Brenda, Louise, and their families. And from the George clan: Michael, Jennifer, Patrick, Glen, Alana, and their families.
Merle had a fulfilling career as a Bell telephone operator and later in life, after raising her two children, as a support worker in group homes for the developmentally disabled in York Region. She was an avid volunteer and loved skiing, horseback riding, swimming, dancing, music, travel, politics, cafes, and long drives, especially to visit family because that is what she loved above all else in life—most of all spending time with her beloved grandchildren.
Mama, we will miss your infectious laugh and zany sense of humour, your affectionate hugs and foot massages, your spontaneity, your steadfast support and loyalty, and your endless love—but we’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places. We love you, Mama.
I’ll be seeing you
In every lovely summer’s day
In everything that’s light and gay
I’ll always think of you that way
I’ll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I’ll be looking at the moon
But I’ll be seeing you
Rest In Peace—Helen WASYLENKI
It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Helen Mary Wasylenki (nee Runnalls), announce the passing of our adored wife and mother on April 14, 2023, at the age of 90 years and one day. She leaves behind her husband of nearly 66 years, Raymond Wasylenki, and her daughters Mary Ann Diosi (Charles, deceased) of Sudbury and Kathryn Peet (Lennard) of Oro-Medonte Township.
Helen was predeceased by her parents, Cecil and Mary Runnalls. She is lovingly remembered by her younger brothers Oliver Runnalls (Barbara) of Barrie Island and Bill Runnalls (Olga, deceased) of Narol, MB, as well as by her husband’s siblings: Eugene Wasylenki (Barbara), Orysia Weedmark (Howard; Bob Chalmers, both deceased) and Stanley Wasylenki (Sandra, deceased); she is predeceased by her brother-in-law Morris Wasylenki (Pat, deceased). Helen will be dearly missed by her nieces and nephews in Canada and the US and by many cousins within her extended family.
A Haweater, Helen was born on the family farm on Barrie Island (Manitoulin Island) on April 13, 1933. She loved horses, especially her own work horse, Jess, with whom she would ride one-and-a-quarter miles to school and back every day. Through the guidance of her mother and her natural inclination of spending time outdoors (as well as through being a bit of a tomboy), Helen developed a lifelong interest in and appreciation for birds, plants and wildflowers.
In her late teens, Helen decided her ambition of being a horse trainer wasn’t a very practical career choice, so she pursued the teaching profession and attended North Bay Normal School in 1952/53. She loved teaching in the primary grades, and her musical abilities and kind and gentle nature were well suited to connecting with the younger students. In fact, her normal school yearbook stated the following about her: “Little children will be her support, In a kindergarten she will hold her fort”. Her entire teaching career was spent in the public school system in Sudbury, where she taught Kindergarten primarily at Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth, Wahnapitae, and C.R. Judd public schools.
Helen met Ray, a fellow teacher, through mutual friends and they married in 1957. When their daughters were toddlers, Ray and Helen built their camp on Lake Kagawong on Manitoulin Island. The family often sang songs in harmony while driving the two hours back and forth to camp, and the girls and Helen picked wild strawberries and raspberries, played games and read stacks of books all summer long. It seemed Helen knew where every bird’s nest, jack-in-the-pulpit and wild raspberry bush was located for miles around. Both parents inspired in their children a lifelong love of the outdoors through ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hiking and camping. Helen considered it a disadvantage for a person to be afraid of spiders, snakes, worms, and other species generally considered by many to be “yucky” and ensured her girls were comfortable coexisting with these aspects of nature.
Helen had many varied interests, most of which reflected her quiet and graceful nature: reading novels, studying history and geography, growing houseplants, birdwatching, working on jigsaw puzzles, completing the daily crossword and sudoku puzzles, curling, playing bridge and Scrabble, travelling, walking, watching Jeopardy, camping and gardening. She definitely was not a woman who was even remotely interested in make-up, shopping or fashion!
Of all her many interests, Helen’s greatest passion and joy was music, particularly playing the piano. She possessed perfect pitch (an out-of-tune note would make her visibly cringe) and could both sight-read music and play by ear. When her daughters were young, Helen was a rather cool mom because she could play the themes from Batman, Hawaii-Five-0 and The Partridge Family after hearing them on TV just once! Although naturally quiet and introverted, Helen loved nothing more than to entertain a crowd from behind the keyboard; she often played piano for friends and family at parties while singing in harmony with Ray, who accompanied her on his guitar or mandolin. She also sang in choirs in Sudbury and at their beloved winter residence at Sweetwater Golf and Tennis Club in Central Florida. Later in life, while living at Southwind Retirement Residence in Sudbury, Helen adored playing the baby grand for the fellow residents on Friday afternoons a couple of times per month. Helen had many wonderful friendships at Southwind and thoroughly enjoyed living there.
People were always drawn to Helen’s kind nature, positive outlook on life and sense of humour. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
The family would like to express its gratitude to the kind and caring staff at Southwind, and to Drs. Bansal and De Blacam. We would especially like to thank everyone on 7 North at Health Sciences North for their compassionate and exceptional care of Helen in the final days of her life.
At Helen’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. A private gathering to remember Helen will be held with family and friends at a later date. Should you wish to honour Helen’s memory through a charitable donation, please consider the Kidney Foundation of Canada (www.kidney.ca), The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Sudbury Chapter (https://www.chhasudbury.com/donations/) or Health Sciences North Foundation (https://hsnfoundation.com/). Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Lucie ARBUCKLE
Of Espanola passed away at the Espanola Nursing Home on April 8, 2023 at the age of 89. Dear daughter of the late Bernadine and Louis Roberge. Beloved wife of the late Eddy Norris Arbuckle for 70 years. Loving mother of the late son Tracy (widow Pauline Desjardin), late son Lon (widow Maria Uribe), Clay (wife Cindy), Shane (wife Annette), Jay (partner Rhonda Rae Kidd) and Devin (partner Lianne). Cherished by her grandchildren Sarah-Dash, Kayla-Dawn, Joanne, Luk, Brent, Kaeman, Tessa, Keshia, Kenton, Karlee, Kora, Taina and great-grandchildren Benjamin, Abigail, James, Lilyann, Charlotte, Elise, Mila, Sebastian, Avin, Jaxon, Jayden, Shayne, Felix, Charlie, Eddy, Vaida, Avery and Joseph Jay. Dear sister of Bernadette, Fleurette, Yvette, Yollande, Guy, Bernard and predeceased by Lionel, Jean-Louis, Michel, Omer, Paul, and Monique. Also, will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
Cremation with a Memorial Service on May 4, 2023 at St. Jude Parish at 10 a.m. Interment at a later date in Capreol. If so desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd, Espanola.
Rest In Peace—Yvonne ‘Chummy’ LANCIA
It is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Sudbury on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the age of 88 years. Known to family and friends as ‘Chummy’, Yvonne was the daughter of the late Lillian (née Ross) and late Arthur Stein. Predeceased by her husband John Lancia. Loving mother of Anthony Lancia (Lise), Brian Lancia (Deborah) and John Lancia (Joanne). Cherished grandmother of Amy (Heather), Tony (Shannon), Michelle (Greg), Mark (Candace), Jacob (Laura) and Micheal (Elvara). Proud great-grandmother of Bentley, Owen and Marcus. Predeceased by her sister Helen Lingard (late Frank). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The family would like to express a thank you to Carol and Roy for their friendship and special care towards our mother. We also would like to thank the 3rd floor staff and nurse Carole at Extendicare York for the exceptional care during Mom’s stay. In keeping with Yvonne’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Donations can be made by cheque or online to the Alzheimer’s Society. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca
Rest In Peace—Reverend W. Dale ALLISON
It is with great sadness that we announce that Dale passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 29th, 2023 at the age of 79.
Dale will forever be remembered with love by his family: His children Paul (Julia), Blair (Gillian), Kelly (David) and Leanne (Matthew) and their mom Joan, his grandchildren Emma, Andrew and Paige, Finley and Bennett, and Samuel, Avery and Gabriel; his sister-in-laws Janice (Ron) and Barb (Allan) and all his nieces and nephews: Peter, Jane, Kirk and Jennifer, Michael, Paige and Stacey, Alana, Meghan and Paul, and Tony and Angela. He was pre-deceased by his parents Mildred and Ralph, and his brothers Lloyd and Keith.
Dale was born in Winchester Springs, Ontario. As a youth, he excelled in many of his pursuits including his studies, playing the piano, football and hockey and graduating as Head Boy from Winchester High School. Dale was forever proud of his invitation to try out for the Toronto Maple Leafs as a seventeen year old. Dale went on to complete his undergraduate degree at Carleton University, his Masters of Divinity from Queen’s University and was ordained into the United Church of Canada in 1968. Before he was ordained, Dale served as a student minister to pastoral charges at Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Alberta, and Spencerville and Sharbot Lake, in Ontario. As an ordained Minister, Dale served the United Church in Oxford House, Manitoba, and in Ontario, at Trinity United in Capreol, Southminister United in Niagara Falls, First United in Cambridge, Linden/ Troy United Church and Brownsville United Church. Dale also served as a Prison Chaplain at Maplehurst Correctional Complex.
Ministry was his calling. Dale had a deep faith in God which sustained him throughout his life. He was an eloquent and authentic preacher and loved nurturing and strengthening the church community. He made many lasting friendships in these communities throughout the years.
Dale loved people. This genuine interest and curiosity in others resulted in Dale chatting up all new acquaintances including most restaurant waiters and waitress much to his family’s chagrin. His ability to listen and show empathy to others was one of his greatest strengths.
One of his favourite roles was being a dad. Affectionately nicked named “Ralphie” by his kids, Dale loved spending time with his family. Trips to Tobermory and Manitoulin Island on the Chi Cheemaun, camping at Pog Lake or canoeing in Algonquin Park, driving the motorhome out West (even with the kids fighting and yelling) were cherished family times. Ever a playful spirit and prankster, he would delight in jumping out of closets to scare us, pulling April Fool’s Day pranks or sneaking in the family dog to scare his sleeping daughter and her friends during a sleepover after they had watched the movie “Cujo”. Dale also loved his grandchildren deeply and they loved to hear him read and tell stories.
Dale was a die-hard hockey fan. Whether it was watching Canada beat Russia in 1972 (and accidentally breaking the neighbour’s coffee table with his enthusiastic fist slam of a cheer) or his faithful following of the Toronto Maple Leafs, he would rarely miss an opportunity to watch a game (especially if it included pop, chips, and dip!) In his later years, as his health declined with Parkinson’s he enjoyed car rides for ice cream with Paul.
Dale was a kind, generous human being and he will be dearly missed.
The family would like to thank all the staff on Maple Grove at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas for the wonderful care of our dad over the last 12 years.
A Memorial Service will be held on April 15th at Cedar Hill United Church, 241 Cedar Street, Cambridge at 2 pm. A visitation will be held at 1pm, and a reception will follow the service in the church hall.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to either the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church or the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Rest In Peace—Gerald MURPHY
It’s with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Gerald Wilfred Murphy on Friday, March 24, 2023, at Extendicare Falconbridge at the age of 90.
Gerald is now with the love of his life his late wife Sally Murphy (née Sweezy). Loving father of Gary (Pauline) and Alan (Theresa). Beloved grandfather of Ben and Steven (Christine), much loved like grandchildren Kyle, Kody (Kaelynn) and Kaitlyn. Sadly, missed by his siblings Mary, Doug (Margret), Paul (Maria) and Dave (Collen). Dad was a mechanic and handyman who could fix or repair just about anything. He loved ice fishing trips with friends, toasting sandwiches and making tea over an open fire.
The family would like to thank the staff at Extendicare Falconbridge for the care and compassion they provided to our father. As per his request there will be no visitation or service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Donations can be made directly to Trinity United Church in Capreol or the Alzheimer Society https://alzheimer.ca/en. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.Rangerssudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—George SAUVÉ
It is with deepest sorrow that the family announces George’s peaceful passing on March 16, 2023, with family by his side. George was 89 years old.
Born in Parry Sound, Ontario, to Annie (nee Corriveau) and Joseph Hercule Sauvé of Simcoe County (both predeceased). George moved to Capreol, Ontario in 1949, where he later met and married the love of his life, Patricia (nee Ladouceur) in 1961. Devoted to his family, George was a loving father to David (Lynn), and Debra (Gary), and cherished grandfather to Shannon, Rhys, and Eva. He was also survived by his sisters Theresa (Gorman) and Jeannette (Carty), and predeceased by his brothers Eugene and Gerrard, and sisters Helen (Farrant) and Blanche.
George worked for the Canadian National Railway for 39 years. After retiring in 1990, you could often find him drinking coffee with Pat on their front porch, or tending to his flower gardens. An avid sportsman, George loved to fish, and spent many hours sharing fishing stories with friends at the local coffee shops. His gentle nature, mischievous smile, and ready laugh will be terribly missed by his family, friends, and all that knew him.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the wonderful staff at Health Sciences North Hospital for the care he received in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Northern Cancer Foundation, would be greatly appreciated.
(Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home)
Rest In Peace—Dena BLOIS
It is with profound heartbreak that the family announces the passing of Dena (Mohns) Blois, with her beloved husband Daniel Blois by her side on March 8, 2023 at 63 years young.
Dena was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Nana, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend and Dog-mom.
Dan and Dena shared 10 beautiful years of marriage and were two peas in a pod.
Dena has now been reunited with her father Harold Mohns, and her mother Monica Mohns (predeceased). Loving mother to Jenna Harper (Lindsay Harper) and Steven Jacklin (Carrie Eibl). Cherished Nana to Taylor Catalano, Benjamin Harper, Jordyn Jacklin & Sofia Jacklin. Cherished sister to Janis Corcoran (Brian Corcoran), Karen Crisp (Randy Crisp), and Glynis Cappadocia (Edward Cappadocia). Forever missed by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Dena was best known to those around her as Crazy Nana. Her children and her grandchildren were her heart and soul. She would never turn down an opportunity to spend time with her kids or grandkids; whether it be to watch soccer in the pouring rain, babysit, chat on the phone, go over for family dinner, or rescue a sick kid from school, she was always there for her family.
Dena loved to spend time with family. She grew up in Capreol and cherished all of the moments she spent at Ella Lake. As the youngest child of four, she loved spending time with her sisters, whether it be at home, out shopping, or on their trips to Toronto. Her sisters were always there for her when she needed them, both good times and bad.
Crazy Nana had a real zest for living life in her own way. She often joked that she couldn’t cook and that she was not a host, but she could love more than most.
As a cherished member of her friend group ‘the Misfits’ Dena would be the first to jump into any planned activity and loved spending time with her friends creating chaos and having fun celebrating any occasion they could think of.
Dena will be sadly missed by all those who knew her, but her memory and love will never be forgotten.
In true Crazy Nana fashion, the family will invite relatives and friends to a celebration of life at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Lougheed Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—Earlene DEL PAPA
In loving memory of Earlene Del Papa (nee Boyd), 82 years old who passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 1, 2023, at Health Sciences North with her loving family by her side.
Beloved wife, best friend, and soulmate of 62 years to George Del Papa. Loving mother of Lorie (Larry), Kim (Brian), and Tony (Samantha). Cherished Gramma/Nana of Cassie (Jeremy), Brent (Nicole) and Jayde and great grandmother to Ozzy, Kanon and Karsyn. Dear daughter of Earl and Kathleen Boyd, both predeceased. Dear sister of Kathy (Ian), predeceased by: Jack (Monie), Bonnie and Danny. Dear aunt of Christopher, Micheal, Robin, Kelly, Callum and predeceased by Holly. Earlene will be sadly missed by family, friends especially long-time friend Diane and her extended family at Coulson Court. Earlene loved baking and was an avid award-winning gardener.
The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors, and staff of the 5th floor, south tower at Health Sciences North for their exceptional care and compassion. As per Earlene’s request a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory to the Northern Cancer Foundation or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. For donations or expression of condolences please visit
Rest In Peace—Gail MILKS
Although Gail Milks passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 27, 2023, her soul will continue living on through her adoring family and friends. Gail was a caring and loveable woman who, throughout her lifetime she devoted herself to religion and the people around her.
She was born to John and Deline Milks (both predeceased) on January 29, 1949, in Sudbury, Ontario. She was the middle child amongst five children; Clare (predeceased), Jack (predeceased), Shirley and Glen (predeceased). She shared a special bond with her loving sister Shirley; they spent countless hours on the telephone with their daily chats and she admired having Shirley sing “You Are My Sunshine”.
Gail was an incredibly proud mother of her four children, Bev Shea (Pierre), Jennifer Theriault (Mitch), Marlene Ducharme (Paul) and Darren Ducharme (Kayla). Not only was Bev her first born, but she was also her rock, inspiration, and safety. Jennifer was her source of support, trust, and care. Marlene shared a relationship of affection, quality time and patience. Her only son and youngest child, Darren, was her biggest fan and continual support. To see her children through her eyes, was to see perfection. Anyone that knew Gail, also knew that her children were the light of her life and a constant source of love, joy, and gratitude.
As much as Gail admired being a mother, she was equally proud of her role as Grandma/Nana to Vanessa (Ryan), Tanya (Kevin), Tamara, Codie, Julianna, Dylan, and Dawson. She was also very proud to be a Great Grandma to Norah and Lydia. Gail loved to be involved in the lives of her grandchildren and was steady in her love, humour, generosity, and willingness to listen.
Gail loved nothing more than to be in the presence of her friends and family. When she wasn’t with those she loved, she was often calling them to chat and simply hear their voice. Gail was also fond of playing Bingo and friendly matches of Nickels; she enjoyed the company the most. Gail had a few favourite treats, and it was easy to please her by surprising her with Werther’s candies, Bubble-gum or Tim Hortons’ breakfast sandwiches.
Gail was a friendly woman who was never shy to strike up a conversation, listen to your story and make you feel important. She had a truly compassionate heart; she saw the best in people, and she prayed every night for the those in her life. Gail was genuine, she was silly, she was thoughtful, and she brought love and light to our lives.
The family and loved ones of Gail send sincere gratitude to the kind staff at St. Gabriel’s Villa for their devoted care and compassion. Gail often expressed her happiness and comfort in living at St. Gabe’s and always made a point to share that she was well cared for and truly felt at home. Donations in Gail’s memory can be made directly to the Kidney Foundation https://kidney.ca/. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
“We think about you always,
We talk about you still,
You have never been forgotten,
And you never will.
We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk and guide us through our lives,
Until we meet again.”
“Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do no let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
– John 14:27
Rest In Peace—Beverley “Bev” Emiley (Hudson) ROSE
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our Mother. Beloved wife of the late Sandy Rose, predeceased in 2019. Loving Mother of Dave Rose (wife Yvette) of Oshawa, Rob Rose of Capreol and Kris Snaddon (husband Dale) of Oshawa. She will be sadly missed by Grandchildren Melissa, Noelle, Peter (Karly), Selena and Malachi and Great Grandchildren Ayden, Keegan and her hugbug Rosalie. Loving sister to Ruth Sauvé (Norm) and George Hudson (Deb). She will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and so many wonderful friends. Finally she will be very much missed by her fur baby Leo.
Bev worked at Hudson’s Bay Company for 15 years before returning with her husband to Combermere. Bev’s next adventure was home baking where people would come from miles around for her pies and butter tarts.
Rest In Peace—Michael VARDY
On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, Mike Vardy passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife and his best friend of 24 years, Ellen (née Green); his daughters Angela, Kelly (Ray), and Adia; his stepchildren Nicole (Ryan), CJ (Sarah), and Brittany (Dan); and his grandchildren Noah, Reese, Madison, Jaxon, Sebastian, Sawyer, Gabe, Josh, Fiona, Imoen, and Odin, as well as a large family of siblings, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his dog, Izzy; parents Veryle and Howard Vardy; and siblings Jimmy Vermette and Donna White (née Vardy).
Mike was born in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario on June 26, 1953, and grew up in Capreol, Ontario. He was a proud provider for his family, beginning his career in nickel mines and the railways in Northern Ontario before relocating to Port Dover, where he worked as an Industrial Millwright for 30 years at Stelco. Mike spent the last ten years of his career with the Millwrights Local 1007 Union; his favoured job sites during that last decade included the Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Generating Station, Welland Canal, and Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
For the past two and a half decades, Mike shared his life with Ellen and together they raised their youngest daughter, Adia. Mike and Ellen spent many cherished days exploring the woods, roads, and waterways of Ontario with their dogs. Throughout his life, Mike nurtured an avid interest in trains and geology and spent many hours tinkering in his workshop or walking on the beach collecting beach glass. As all who loved him know, Mike was always ready to share his expertise and offer advice or help with mechanical or household repairs.
The family will be holding a private event in Mike’s honour.
Rest In Peace—Elizabeth JUDD
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Elizabeth Jean Judd on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Jean passed away peacefully at Westwood Retirement Residence in Ottawa at the age of 91.
Jean was born in Belleville but as a child moved to Toronto, where she graduated from teacher’s college and worked for several years before marrying Donald Judd in 1957 and moving to Ottawa. Jean continued her teaching career in Ottawa and made several life-long friends during her time at Grant Public School. She was also active within the local Girl Guides organization.
Jean is survived by her husband Don, three children Robert (Cindy), Catherine (Ron), and Carolyn (Chris). Jean was also proud grandmother to Allyson and Erin Judd, Robyn and Jordan Loves and Brendan and Caitlin Bingham.
Jean will be remembered with a Memorial Service at Cole Funeral Services & Pinecrest Remembrance, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa, on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow in the Pinecrest Solarium.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Queensway Carleton Hospital can be made. The family is grateful for the wonderful care that Jean received while at the hospital in recent months.
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Rest In Peace—Terrance O’ROURKE
It is with deep regret and sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of Terrance “Terry” Lloyd O’Rourke on Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at his home, at the age of 71 years. Terry leaves behind his devoted wife Darlene, loving son Ryan (Mila), and predeceased twin daughters Shara-Lynn and Leigh-Ann. Predeceased by parents Terry Sr. and Helen O’Rourke of Capreol. Loving brother of Colleen, Carolyn (Larry), Deborah and Sher. Terry will be missed by brothers-in-law Robert (Irene) and Don, predeceased (Pauline), as well as many nieces & nephews, special loved ones Patrick and Danika and special friend Jaylene.
Terry will always be remembered for his lovely smile, soft-spoken manner, and quirky sense of humour. He spent countless hours indulging in his favourite hobbies, such as watching the Maple Leafs, learning piano, meditation, and woodworking.
As per Terry’s request, there will be no formal service or visitation. The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Terry’s name directly to a charity of your choice or the Terry Ames Care Fund at the Northern Cancer Foundation.
Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—William FREELAND
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness we announce officially, the passing of our beloved Uncle William Freeland at Health Sciences North on Sunday September 4th 2022, at the age of 82 years. He is the last surviving child of 12 born to the late James and the late Mary Freeland.
Loving brother of the late Helen Cassell (late Albert), the late Evelyn Beck, the late Alex (late Lillian), the late Albert (late Genevieve), the late Fred (late Muriel), the late Wilfred (Elenor of Edmonton), the late Elmer (Reta of Capreol), the late Kenneth (late Margaret), the late Garnet, the late Gerald (late Marilyn), the late Clarence and the late Elizabeth (Albert of Capreol).
Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, great, great, nieces, nephews and great, great, great, nephews.
Uncle’s life started in Capreol and ended in Capreol, after high school he worked a short time for CN and then ended up in the Navy for a few years. He loved the East Coast of Canada so much that when he finished his term in the Navy, he came back to Capreol for another year of high school (gr 13). He then returned to Halifax and went to Dal Housie University where he achieved a Bachelor of Arts. While in university he pledged a Fraternity, Phi Kappa Pi and continued to live in their Pinehill Residence after graduation and as he worked his way to the Law office of Cox, Downey, Goodfellow on the beautiful Halifax harbor. Uncle remained in Halifax working as a Paralegal for over 20 years, only returning to Ontario and his beloved Capreol when the lawyer he worked for was called to the bench to serve the people of Nova Scotia as a Judge. He was always drawn to Nova Scotia as he continued lasting friendships and strong ties with a few Fraternity brothers and their families. His work brought him to the Sudbury Legal Clinic where he remained for 20 years until his retirement in 2009. When he retired, he continued to support citizens through confusing and difficult landlord tenant disputes and all things related to ODSP, Uncle’s heart was with his community and making life better for all. He loved to sing and was part of the Trinity United Choir and Capreol Community Choir, he loved to cook and be with family, he was very proud of his nieces and nephews often speaking about them with neighbors and other family members.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place at Lakeview Crematorium, his celebration of life will take place on July 1st 2023, at 1pm at the Capreol Cross Country Ski Chalet. Donations accepted to Bread & Roses Food Bank (cheque payable to Trinity United Church). Arrangements entrusted to Simple Wishes of the North, Sudbury.
Rest In Peace—Rodolphe “Rudy” BEAUDOIN
Rodolphe “Rudy” Beaudoin passed away peacefully at Maison McCulloch Hospice, Sudbury on Thursday February 16th 2023, with his son Daniel by his side. Son of the late Julien Joseph Beaudoin and of the late Lebéa Trottier. Predeceased by his first wife Agnes Eleonor Mackenzie. Loving husband of Anita Faye Beaudoin (née Brenn). Dear father of Robert John, Louis (Annette), Daniel (Payaow) and Marc (Susan). Rudy will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren John, Stephanie, Blake, Rhys and Devin. Predeceased by his brother Julien Jr (Budd). Survived by his sisters Carmen Vallée (Normand) and Jeanne Fournier (Gilles) and his brother Léopold (Linda). He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Rudy worked for CN for 33 years (1961-1994). In his retirement he loved to be with his family and he loved working at his camp. He had simple needs, but he did agree to travel as far as Thailand for a family wedding.
Our warrior may be gone from us, but his spirit will live on in his children and grandchildren. His beloved family will carry his light forever.
There will be no visitation or funeral, as he wished. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Maison McCulloch Hospice to carry on the incredible care he received there or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Maison McCulloch Hospice for the excellent care.
Rest In Peace—Maria Teresa FALCONI
Surrounded by the love of her family, Mary passed away peacefully on February 3, 2023, having just celebrated her 79th birthday. All who knew Mary could attest to her love for life, her commitment to family and friends, her love of gardening, and her true warrior mentality. She was often heard saying, “My mind wants to do it, but my body just won’t.” For over 57 years, Mary shared her home and family with her husband and dedicated partner, Gary. Mary’s legacy of love and commitment to family will live on in her children: Lori, Michael, and Kathy (Ryan). She will forever be in the hearts of her granddaughters: Megan and Sarah. The family will always recall her fondness for food, flowers, and ladybugs. Anyone who entered her home was well fed and well cared for; she always had a smile ready and waiting.
Mary was born in Pisterzo, Italy, finding her way to Canada at nine years of age. She was predeceased by her mother Lydia Ricci (née Cappadocia) and Giuseppe “Joe” Ricci. She is tenderly remembered by her brother Tullio Ricci. Mary will be forever in the hearts of her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who she has encountered on her lifelong journey.
Mary had a strong work ethic and made solid contributions to the healthcare field between 1962 and 2017, spanning North Bay, Sudbury, and the GTA.
The family offers a heartfelt thanks to the medical staff they encountered over the last few years – those both in Canada and in the US.
Knowing Mary as we do, we are convinced that she is smiling down at us as she prepares homemade pasta in her heavenly kitchen or plants yet another red rose in God’s garden!
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Maria Teresa Falconi’s name to Covenant House, Toronto or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Rest In Peace—William LUSK
In loving memory of William Giles Lusk, who passed away peacefully at his home in Capreol, Ontario. Dear son of the late Kenneth George Lusk and Margo Betty (nee Giles). He leaves behind his daughter Tatiana (mother Maria), sister Cathy (husband Roy) and brother Kenny. Predeceased by his late brother Brian. Bill leaves behind many relatives including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews as well as many grand nieces and nephews.
Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Bill moved with his family to Brampton & Montreal, his hometown during his career and marriage. Once retired Bill returned to Capreol (2013) to help with his aging mother Margo.
Bill enjoyed a long career, one that he was proud of, at Bombardier Aeronautics. He enjoyed many activities throughout his life including photography, motorcycle trips, live music and travelling. Music was a true passion and he revelled in sharing it with his daughter and ex-wife. Bill was always wonderful with children and took great pride in helping raise his daughter Tatiana, an angel on Earth in his eyes.
Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 7-9 pm on Wed. Feb 15, 2023 at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 Boul Des Sources, Dollard des Ormeaux QC CA, H9B 2A6. An informal funeral service will be held at 11 on Thursday, Feb 16, 2023. Burial will occur 12 pm at the Rideau cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian diabetes association would be appreciated.
For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Jim MCALISTER
It is with profound sadness that the family of Dr. James McAlister announce his passing on February 9, 2023 at the age of 71.
Jim will always be remembered by his loving wife of 45 years, Carol, his children Rachel (Michael), Rebecca (Patrick Sr.), Heather (Joel) and Graham and his grandchildren Paige and Genevieve and Patrick Jr. and Isabella-Rose.
Jim was predeceased by his parents John Curtis McAlister and Gertrude Lillian McAlister (nee Gregg) and his sister Mary.
A dedicated physician for 45 years, Jim had a passion for serving those in the North, especially in Nunavut and Northwest Territories. When not working, Jim enjoyed spending time relaxing in nature with his family at camp.
Visitations for family, friends and colleagues of Dr. McAlister will be held Tuesday February 14, from 6-8 pm. at Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday February 15, 2023 at 10 am at Christ the King Church.
To support Dr. McAlister and the family, patients are asked to leave virtual condolences and light a candle through the Jackson and Barnard website.
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up in Dr. McAlister’s name at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to recruit and retain physicians in rural, remote locations in the North.
The family of Jim would like to make special thanks to the staff of the cardiac medical unit, Dr. Hilal, Dr. Pun, Dr. Addison, Dr. Javier, Dr. Puranam and a very special thanks to Dr. Killian de Blacam for the excellent care that was provided.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in the spring.
For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Delia SKOPYK
On Friday, February 3, 2023, our Mother, Delia, drifted away from this earthly life to join those family members who had departed before her. Her passing was perfectly peaceful, the most that we could have hoped for after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. For the past seven years, she had called the Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron her home. Our family wishes to express our sincere gratitude to the staff who loved Delia and provided her with the care and support she needed. In particular, we want to acknowledge Nella, Judy, Deb, Shawn, Sue, Shelley and Melanie. Despite the limitations imposed by the health care system, and COVID, you ensured that Mom was well cared for, and for that we are eternally grateful. A special thank you to Jeannine and Therese for their compassionate care of Mom.
Born to Aurele and Yvonne (nee Ross) Gagnon during The Great Depression, Delia was a hard worker from an early age. She recalled for us how, as a 5-year-old, she would scurry along the train tracks daily to collect shards of coal to burn for fuel at home.
Delia had one brother, Aurele (predeceased) (who married Edna).
Mom loved music. She developed her singing skills while a student at a convent. She continued to sing until the end (much to the chagrin of some residents who couldn’t name that tune).
In 1952, she married Michael (predeceased 1997) and began raising her family of five children: Mary Anne (Joseph Kelly), Anthony, Darlene (Mike Gosselin), Mitch (Nancy Vautour), and Della Rece (Marcel Gauthier). Over the years, she was blessed with many grandchildren: Alexander, Angela, Avery, Eric, Josée, Julia, Liane and Stephanie. She was the happy great-grandmother to Evelyn, Felicité, Lincoln, Marrisa, Mason, Nahla, Olivia and Sophia. Mom had many nieces and nephews who live throughout Canada. And she was fortunate to have strong, lifelong friendships with Patricia Newman and Elsie Gryschuk (sister-in-law, predeceased).
During her early years, Mom was active in the PTA (remember that?), the choir at Our Lady of Peace Church, the Daughters of Isabella, and the CWL. But her focus was on maintaining a household, especially when Dad was away for long stretches on work trains. As we grew older and had to manage our own budgets, we developed a true appreciation for her abilities. It seemed to us that there was nothing she couldn’t do. Her cooking was superb, and her skills with a needle and thread and her knitting needles produced clothes that were the envy of many. She loved tending her flower beds and helping Dad with the vegetable beds that produced a bountiful harvest every year. She was also an avid hobby ceramist when that craft was all the rage.
Mom pulled out all the stops for special occasions, and there were many. She mastered Ukrainian cooking over the years, and she delighted in treating family and friends with traditional dishes as well as her killer meat pie. She happily produced handmade chocolates for Easter and Christmas. We knew that everything she did was with unconditional love.
As the last of her children prepared to head to university, Mom embarked on her first venture in the workforce as a personal support worker at Garson Manor. Around that time, she and Dad also became avid golfers and curlers. They were virtually inseparable until his passing in 1997.
Mom became active with Palliative Care in Sudbury and gave freely of her time to help families of patients battling cancer and Alzheimer’s. She made the acquaintance of Jim Lepki, who became her constant companion until his passing in 2003. To honour Jim’s service during WWII, Mom became an honorary member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 179, Capreol. In those years with Jim, his family (Leona, James, Glenn and Moira) and ours shared the couple’s happiness.
In 2004, Mom met Joseph McCauley. They had a very happy relationship, travelling often, hauling their golf clubs along for the ride. Joe’s family (Judy, Linda, Cathy, Gail and Debbie) and ours mixed and entertained together, giving the couple our blessing. Mom and Joe were along side each other until she moved to the Elizabeth Centre due to the progression of Alzheimer’s. Even then, Joe visited Mom every day until his passing in 2019.
Since then, Mom resided at Elizabeth Centre, enjoying daily visits with family and friends. With regular visits, we were blessed to experience moments of recognition and remembrance.
Mom has left us, but she has left us with wonderful memories.
A Celebration of Delia’s Life, and interment of ashes in the family plot at the Capreol Cemetery will be held in early summer.
For those wishing to make a donation in Delia’s memory, gifts to the Elizabeth Centre Residents’ Council (2100 Main St., Val Caron, ON P3N 1S7) would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com
Rest In Peace—Donald (Butch) DESJARDINS
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Donald (Butch) Desjardins on February 3rd, 2023, at the age of 83. We take great comfort in knowing he is finally pain-free, and reunited with his best friend and wife, Mari (predeceased in 2016). He will be forever missed by his daughters, Dawn (Stephen Abma) and Dina (Frank Ring) Desjardins. Butch took great pride in his grandchildren who will miss him dearly; Kaitlin (Patrick), Hayley, Jack and Frances. He was predeceased by his wonderful parents (Fred & Martha Desjardins) and in-laws (Juanita & Clarence Clark). Butch had a strong bond with siblings Doris Laking (Jack) predeceased, Elaine Mazzuca (Mario) both predeceased, and Myrna (Gerry) Regimbal.
Butch worked in the Mines Engineering Department at Inco and when he wasn’t a work, he was an avid hockey, baseball and golf player and fan. He loved playing cribbage in person and on his IPAD and was delighted when he won all the games last Christmas.
Despite facing many health challenges – including painful rheumatoid arthritis, Butch always had a smile on his face. Given that he was such a kind and thoughtful man, it’s no wonder he had so many cherished lifelong friendships. When he was more mobile, you would often find him volunteering at the Garson Cemetery or spending time with his buddies at Tim Hortons. He will be sorely missed by many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Butch and Mari spent many winters in Florida, but their favourite place was “Nonni’s Nook” on Lake Wahnapitae. Butch loved being at the lake and was always building or rebuilding but his favourite time was sitting in the hot sauna.
Our hearts are heavy but we are thankful to have had such an amazing father, grandfather, uncle and friend in our lives.
Memorial Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Garson, Friday, March 17, 2023 at 10AM. Cremation with interment in the family plot at St. John ‘s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Friends may gather at the church after 9:30AM Friday, March 17, 2023. No funeral home visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Donna FOLEY
In loving memory of Donna Mae Foley (nee McBride). Born on August 28th, 1951 to her loving parents Doris and Ian “Joe” McBride both predeceased of Smiths Falls, Ontario. She passed away peacefully in the presence of her beloved family on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 in Sudbury, Ontario.
Devoted wife of William Foley in a wonderful, joyful and loving marriage of 47 Years. During difficult health and life challenges, she stood behind her husband with strength, courage, and love. Beloved mother of Angela (Terry), and Ryan (Lindsay) who will miss her unconditional and ever-present love and empathy. Remarkably patient and cherished grandmother “GRAN” to Tyler, Chloe, Austin, and Bentley. Dear sister to Paul predeceased, Norma (Ron), Faye (Andy), and David (Heather). Missed by many nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends.
Donna was a kind and caring woman. She was the staple of her family. She was one of a kind, who touched alot of hearts. Gardening and her flowers brought her much joy. She loved being involved with many organizations. She devoted much of her time at C.R Judd by sharing her passion for reading with students. She was passionate about Capreol Minor Hockey. Devoting many years volunteering and cheering for the Capreol Hawks. During the years of her son and grandson, she would be found in the lobby for practices and games.
Donna was very clear that the best years of her life were marked by her grandchildren. Her unconditional love and support was something to be admired. She was always a phone call away with words of encouragement and wisdom. Deeply missed by her Canine Grand Babies Tim, Piper, and Evie.
Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home Hanmer/Capreol Chapel (4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer) on Thursday, February 9th, 2023 from 5-8 pm. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church in Capreol on Friday, February 10th, 2023 at 11:00 am. Friends may gather at the church on Friday after 10:00 am. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. There will be a celebration of her life and burial in Smith Falls this summer. Donations to the Capreol Legion or Trinity United Church in Capreol would be appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
For some, one phone call is enough. But to our dearest Mom, to us 10 is not enough. The lines may now be silent but your presence will be heard.
Rest In Peace—Ronald DUBREUIL
In loving Memory of Ronald Dubreuil, 90 years, suddenly, January 19, 2023. Beloved husband of Armande (Deslauriers) and beloved partner of Kathy Nesrallah. Loving father of Donald (Jill) and Charlyne, and grandfather of Angelique, Justin, Michelle, Jasmine and great-grandchildren Emmanuelle, Peneloppe, Valentina, Colton, Callie and Claire. Dear son of Eugene Dubreuil and Albina (Nadeau). Sadly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Born in Sudbury and became a resident of Field in 1953 and married Armande in 1954, married 62 years (deceased 2016). In Ron’s closing years, Ron enjoyed good health, caring companionship, and warm winters with Kathy. Ron’s career path began serving as Reeve of Field Township to facilitate town improvements and navigate aftermaths from natural disasters like floods and tornado. Ron worked for the CN Railway for 38 years as train operator and mgmt customer relations. Ron’s next career move was to Cambrian Ford for almost 8 years of sales until 1992.
Ron lived life to the fullest, laughed every day, and enjoyed each day given him. Your jovial spirit and zest for life will be missed.
Rest In Peace—Patricia McQUEEN
In loving memory of Patricia “Pat” Joan McQueen (nee Richer), 63 years. Born on March 17th, 1959 in Sudbury, Ontario, passed away on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, with her loving family by her side.
Beloved wife of Ross McQueen. Loving mother of Shawn (Marty) and Serge and step mother of Ryan (Tessa), Shannon (Victor), Andrew, and Kaitlan (Joey). Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren. Daughter of Leo and Edna Richer (nee Guay) both predeceased. Dear sister of Marie (Gerald predeceased), Rita (Guy), Robert (Sharon), Jeannie, Michel (Beverly), Joann (Jason), and Gerry predeceased. Thanks to the staff at ProResp and Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie for their care and compassion.
Memorial service at Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer, Ontario on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at 2 pm. Friends may gather at the funeral home on Saturday after 12 noon. Donations in her memory to the Northern Cancer Foundation. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—David and Vivian SCOLLARD
Our beloved parents, married for 56 years, could not bear to be separated for long, so when David (83) became palliative, Vivian (92) was always by his side. Sadly, she passed away suddenly on January 16, 2023 before her much-adored husband could leave her. David joined her on January 20, 2023. They leave behind a son, John, and daughter-in-law, Cindy (Laundry), who miss them dearly. David was a much loved son of William and Minerva Scollard (both predeceased) of London, formerly of Capreol. He was also a wonderful brother to Gerry and his wife Katie (both predeceased) and to Charles and his wife Suzanne of Calgary. Vivian was a treasured daughter to Ernest and Jeanne Dodge (both predeceased) of Espanola. She was very close to her younger brothers Harvey (predeceased) and his wife Barbara, and Donald of the Espanola area. David and Vivian were cherished greatly by their many nieces and nephews.
David and Vivian were both teachers. While David was head of the mathematics department at Sudbury Secondary School, Vivian taught nursing with Cambrian College. Vivian was always quick on her feet, retiring in 1980, but still remained quite active. David, who enjoyed teaching math, retired in 1996. They both enjoyed early retirement with cherished summers at their cottage on Agnew Lake. Many happy memories were made with their family and friends. They also enjoyed travelling; having driven, flown, and cruised around the globe. They moved to London in 2008, and most of their travels then were to see John and Cindy in the Pacific Northwest until their son and daughter-in-law decided to return home. David and Vivian’s family would like to thank the many health care professionals that made the couple’s transition to their next life as peaceful as possible. A Celebration of Life will be held later this year. In lieu of flowers, please donate in David and Vivian’s name to Diabetes Canada.
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Rest In Peace—Rollande PAQUETTE
It is with profound sadness that the family announces her passing on January 15, 2023, at the age of 84 years. Wife of the late Andy Paquette. Daughter of the late Armand and raised by Roméo and late Marguerite (née Clément) Charlebois. Devoted mother of Brian (Monique). Predeceased by her son Richard (Claire). Dear sister of Armand (Dorothy), Louis (Sharon), Claire (Don), Suzanne (Roger) and Carole (Soren). Predeceased by her brothers Clément (late Beryl) and Michel. Cherished grandmother of Sonia (Ricky) André (Camille), Caleb and Pascal. Great-grandmother of Andy. We, the family, express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff at St-Joseph’s Villa. The care, attention, and friendship you gave our beloved Rolly will never be forgotten. Rolly was a kind and caring person who loved a good walk, being in her garden or working on her many knitting and cross stitch projects. She was a quiet, resilient, and stoic person who experienced great tragedy in her life, yet still possessed the most positive of attitudes. Her quick-wit and sassy comebacks were entertaining, appreciated, and will be remembered by all. Rolly, we hope you’ve found that next cold beer to enjoy! The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A service in the chapel will follow at 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to MADD would be appreciated. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca
Rest In Peace—Guy BLANCHETTE
In loving memory of Guy Blanchette 82 years. Passed away at Health Sciences North on Wednesday, December 28th, 2022.
Best friend and soul mate to his beloved wife of 61 years Diane (nee Brignolio). Loving father of Greg of Capreol and Brian predeceased. Predeceased by his parents Wilbrod and Idelma Blanchette (nee Ouellette), and siblings Roger (Donna), Marcel (Aurore), Carmen Kaye (Warren Eisner, Peter Kaye), and Evelyn Goldberg (Art). Survived by his brother Richard (Denise) of Val Caron, and Lou (Evelyn) of Hanmer. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Guy was born in Sturgeon Falls on February 7th, 1940. He worked at the CNR, Moose Mountain Mine and Falconbridge Mine in the Warehouse Department. He owned and operated Hanmer Pro Hardware in the Hanmer Shopping Centre with his wife and 2 sons for 10 years. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Capreol. He devoted a lot of his time to volunteering with Diane at many organizations such as the Capreol X-Country Ski Club for 20 years, and Blood Services in Capreol for 5 years. He also played music in all of the retirement homes in Sudbury and surrounding areas with the band called Rhythm Pals.
He enjoyed X-Country skiing at the Capreol Ski Club, curling, golfing, casino trips down south and the United States. He was a good-natured man, very kind and generous. He was a devoted husband and father and loved to kid around with family and friends.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff, nurses at Health Sciences North – 5 South and to doctors Dr. Roch and Dr. Messenger for their care.
There will be no visitation or service. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. He will be buried alongside his son Brian in the Capreol Cemetery in the spring, a date will be announced with a celebration of life to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or SPCA would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Homes. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Simonne LEGAULT
It is with great sorrow that the Legault family announces the passing of Simonne Legault (nee DeCoeur), age 97 years. She passed away peacefully at the Golden Eagle View Long Term Care, in Canmore, AB.
Simonne was the daughter of Regina Bisson and Wilfrid DeCoeur (both predeceased) and was one of eight children. She will be missed by her sisters Pierrette Cere (Jacques predeceased) and Jeanne d Arc Lafreniere (Jacques). Predeceased by sisters Mignonne De Coeur, Yvonne Lafleur (Jean), Virginie Menard (John), and brothers Doris De Coeur (Simonne) and Raymond DeCoeur.
She was the beloved mother of Gilles (Marlene), Guy (Cathy), Gerald (Tara), Rachel (Jean) and Jacques (Lucille).
Sadly missed by grandchildren Amanda, Daniel, Sarah (John), Michael (Anna), Christina (Colleen), Ellie (Trevor), Josh, Allain, Joel (Sherie), Natalie (Jeremy), Alex, Paige and great grandchildren David, Faye, Jade (Jon), Aaliyah (Emerance), Karla, Cedar, Acacia, Simeon, Meadow, Francis, Brayden, Kingston, Sullivan, and great-great grandchildren Rose and Hennessy. She also leaves many nephews, nieces, lifelong friends and neighbours.
Mum was a registered nurse and started her career at the Sacre-Coeur Hospital in Montreal. She took a pause from nursing to raise her family with husband Roland (predeceased) in Capreol, ON. She later returned to nursing and worked at St-Joseph Hospital and Extendicare in Sudbury, ON. Mum moved to Alberta in 1980 and lived in Calgary and Banff before settling in Canmore.
Simonne loved the mountains and she spent the better part of her life there. She had a zest for life and loved spending time with her family, gardening, walking, biking and cross-country skiing. She was a
talented, self-taught artist and painted many mountain landscapes
as well as the local flora and fauna. She was also an accomplished cook and baker. We were always excited for Christmas and her tourtière – it was the best!!
The family owes a debt of gratitude to her youngest son Jacques, and his wife Lucille, who did so much to care for her in her last years and enabled her to have the best possible life in Canmore. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
The family would also like to extend the biggest thank you to the staff of the Golden Eagle View Long Term Care, who provided such excellent care for Simonne in the time she spent there.
A Memorial Service for Simonne will be celebrated in Spring 2023
“Time cannot steal the treasures that we carry in our hearts
nor ever dim the shining thoughts our cherished past imparts;
for the memories of the ones we loved still cast a gentle glow,
to grace our days and light our paths wherever we may go.”
Rest In Peace—Elena “Helen” MAURO
God called Elena Rose Mauro peacefully on December 10, 2022 at the age of 84. Reunited in heaven with her beloved husband of 48 years, Giuseppe. Loving mother to Gina (Frank), Lisa (Tony), and Joe (Mary).
May she be the guardian angel to her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, Priscilla, Victoria, Sam, Stephanie, Paul, Danielle, Joseph, Michael, Sabina, Ariana and Marco.
Proud sister to Sylvia. Elena’s life was one filled with love for her family, her many friends, and for those whose lives she touched. Her captivating stories created smiles, laughter, tears, and inspiration for her family. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.delmorofuneralhome.com for the Mauro family.
Rest In Peace—Brian CAMPBELL
It is with profound sadness the family of Brian Campbell announces his passing at his residence at the age of 58 years on Friday, November 4, 2022, after a lengthy illness.
He leaves behind his adoring daughter Samantha Campbell of Ottawa and his loving brother David Campbell of Toronto. Predeceased by his mom Marilyn (nee Johnston) in 2017 and his dad Desmond in 2000.
Brian was a graduate of St. Charles College and Cambrian College. Brian loved the outdoors. He felt at home on his snowmobile especially traveling at warp speed or sitting patiently in a boat for that big bass or pickerel to bite. In his youth he spent many summers at Onaping Lake and Grundy Lake Provincial Park with family and friends. Brian lived in Vancouver for a time where he enjoyed the West Coast air and the serenity of the surrounding Rockies. Brian returned to Northern Ontario for the remainder of his life. He had a hankering for sour gummy bears as they had a low survival rate if they were within striking distance.
Even though his daughter was in different cities pursuing her career, he always had her in his thoughts and loved her dearly. He was so proud of her and her accomplishments that he would tell anyone and everybody.
Special thanks to Dave Guenette for his assistance over the last few years. Thank you to Diane, Tammi, Rob, Roger, Dan and all the others for their support and patience throughout the years.
Interment will occur in the family plot at the Capreol Cemetery in the Spring of 2023.
Donations in Brian’s memory can be made to a local animal shelter of your choice or the Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts.
Rest In Peace—Henriette THOMAS
In loving memory of Henriette (McHattie) Thomas who passed away peacefully at the Elizabeth Centre on November 4, 2022, with her loving husband at her side. Beloved wife and best friend of Stanley Thomas for 30 years. Devoted mother of James Burke (Maria), Red Deer, AB; Daughter of the late Daniel and Marie Jeanne (Rivard) Maltais, Timmins; Loving sister of Yolande Sonier (late Alex), Sault Ste. Marie; Normand Maltais (friend Yolande Gagnon), Timmins; Armande Clark (late John), Texas; Johnny Maltais (Marie), BC; Lisette Petrikowski (Bruno), Elliot Lake; Diane Gratton (Gaston), Wawa; and the late Claudette Cardiff (Alan) of Brussels, ON. Dearly loved step-mother of Tyler Thomas (Hannah), Toronto, and Stephanie Arena (Paul Glatz), Calgary. Much loved Sister-in-law of Balfour Thomas (Judy Birmingham), Sudbury; and Stewart Thomas (Sharon) and Marlene Bevilacqua (late Ezio), Capreol, Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Family was important to Henri. She was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother and her joyful family reunions were events to be remembered. Her personal nature, honesty, intelligence, hardworking attitude and organizational skills were great qualities which she applied so successfully in both her personal life and career. Henriette was proud of her 30 year career at Yellow Pages where she rose from entry level clerk to Manager of Northern Ontario. She won many company awards including three trips to Hawaii and a Caribbean Island cruise. Henri retired in 2009. Shortly after she began her fight with Alzheimer’s Disease which she successfully fought for nine years. With the support of her husband she continued to live a full life of quality, fun, activity, and travel before the disease took control for her last three years. Henri enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing and golf. She bravely overcame her fear of water and paddled the canoe with Stan in the calm early morning waters of “The Lake”. Henriette was a beautiful, classy lady who enjoyed shopping and always looked sharp in whatever outfit or hat she wore. She loved Girls’ Night Out. Henri had great decorating skills and her home and yard reflected that. She enjoyed entertaining and going out for dinner. She was fun-loving, easy going, and so easy to love. A special thank you to all workers at the Elizabeth Centre for your special care of Henri, and for your help, concern, compassion, and friendliness extended to both Henri and Stan. Donations to the Northern Ontario Railway Museum and Heritage Centre would be appreciated. Prayers and cremation have taken place. A celebration of Henriette’s life will be held in the summer of 2023.
Arrangements entrusted to the jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Benoit ETHIER
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, the Ethier family wish to announce the passing of our dad, Benoit Ethier.
Born in Capreol to George and Omerine Ethier; married to Marjorie Kent (deceased), living his earlier years in Sudbury, later relocating to Johnson Lake, Quebec. He enjoyed a fulfilling career in Insurance and Real Estate while being a lifetime member of the A.C.T. ; outgoing in hockey, curling and golf with sports being one of his favourite pastimes. His later years were spent in Perth/Smiths Falls area, close to family.
He is survived by his sister Jacqueline; daughters Charmaine, Nicole (Sam), Paulette ((Mark), Suzanne and son, Ben Jr.; granddaughters (Josie) Jessica and Alexandria. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date for immediate family. Forever in our hearts and May he Rest In Peace.
Rest In Peace—Louis ROSS
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Louis Richard Ross at age 81. Loving husband of Diane (Hamilton) Ross. Predeceased by father, Peter Ross and mother, Jeanne (Foucault) Ross, brothers Reginald & Lionel and sisters Louise, Aurise and Bernadette. Survived by brother Johnny and sisters Anita (Brian) Way/Ross, Joyce (Richard) Ross and Madeline (Marcel) Brunet. Loving father to Steven, Laurie, Christine, Jamie and Sheri. Loving stepfather to Jonathon (Catherine), Matthew and Jenna. Forever loved and missed by many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be forever missed by longtime friends Fern (Charmaine) Roy, Donna Levesque (Richard), James Lillian) Levesque (to name just a few. His furry companions Gerry and Shylo will remember him always.
Louis worked for the CN Railroad as a Bridge and Building Foreman until he retired. He was a lifelong member at the Legion (179) in Capreol where he took great pride in preparing many meals for charity. He loved to be surrounded by his family and friends at home and at social gatherings. Louis would take the fish he caught during the season and fry it in beer batter and host a huge fish fry. Not only did he enjoy cooking but he also liked doing the dishes!!! His hobbies included fishing, hunting, darts, playing cards, barbequing, and enjoying a cold brew on a hot day (to be replaced by “Near Beer” recently) etc. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a smile that would warm any heart. He was a good listener and spoke little but what he shared was always meaningful. He will forever be loved and missed by those who had the privilege to really know him.
We wish to extend our grateful appreciation to Doreen (Yvon) and Sabrina Laundry. We also wish to thank the staff at Health Sciences North for the wonderful care provided during his stay. Many thanks also to the caregivers that provided home services as you were very diligent and professional. A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at the Maison McCulloch Hospice where Louis spent his last days. Your care was exceptional and very much appreciated at a time of great need. A special thank you goes out to those who spent time in his home with him. They spent time cooking, cleaning, and providing things that only hearts filled with love could do.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation instead to the amazing Hospice mentioned above as the money will help others greatly. Thank you.
Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Laura Lee Joan TAYLOR (nee Thomas)
Passed away peacefully, Friday, October 14th, 2022 at Health Sciences North at the young age of 60. Left to mourn her, are her very loving mother and stepfather, Marge and Norm Martin. Predeceased by her Father Frank Thomas. Loving children Shawna Taylor (Charlie) and Jesse Taylor (Kierstyn). Grandchildren Mason, Ethan, Elizabeth, & Benjamin.
She will be missed by many cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family.
Laura was a devout employee of Hatch Engineering LTD. for many years and will be sorely missed by her team, who she considered to be family.
Laura was a loving and gentle soul spending her years loving all things Christmas, flowers and shopping. She enjoyed her many travels everywhere from most of Canada to Las Vegas to Greece and as far as Germany.
The family would like to express their utmost appreciation for the HSN 6th Floor South Staff for their exceptional care and kindness during Laura’s time of need.
As per Laura’s wishes, there will be no service. Donations can be made to the grandchildren’s education fund via GFM @
Rest In Peace—George CHAPMAN
George Burchell Chapman, Derry, NH, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. He was born in Truro, Nova Scotia on February 6, 1939, the son of Hazen Gerald and Beatrice (Wellwood) Chapman. George attended and graduated from Colchester County Academy in Truro. He was very active in the Boy Scouts of Canada, was a member of the High School football team, and also enjoyed playing the bagpipes. After graduation, he drove a delivery truck (before trucks were fashionable) for a major bread and pastry company located in Halifax, NS, bringing supplies to the major grocery stores and outlying smaller stores around Colchester County, a full days run. On returning home, he would park his truck in the yard and proceed to his room to do his bookwork, leaving his truck unsecured; some locals and “family” would invariably sneak a few of the prized “Burlington Buns”; George would never know who any of “us” were, as there were no snitches (all guilty as charged).
He was a member of the Truro Auxiliary Police Brigade in Truro. George attended Perry F. Rockwood Church, where he was baptized and christened at the tender age of 9, which he later would jokingly refer to as “fire insurance”, claiming that phrase for his own, (it was plagiarized).
The family grew up to respect all classes of life. There was no such thing as racial discrimination. We were never told to think of ourselves as “high and mighty” or “better than”, and consequently we didn’t. Any race or creed could play on our ball teams, hockey or whatever sport we could make up as long as they were reasonably good at sports.
At Alice Street Grade School, there was a major pop (“soda” in American vernacular) factory directly across from the school, coincidentally named “Chapman’s Beverage Factory”. So, George claimed it, why not? Our name was Chapman. No one knew the difference, not even us. We thought we were rich and so did everyone else.
George was a gentle and kind man, generous to a fault (sometimes to his own chagrin), “we” were always well intentioned, and however, sometimes “we” didn’t always carry through. George totally loved to play pranks on unsuspecting victims so one needed always be watching him suspiciously as you never knew when it might be your turn. George was very much loved by all his family and, by all who knew him.
In 1962, George was hired on in the running trades with the Canadian National Railways as Brakeman and was later promoted to Conductor. He ended his career in Toronto, Ontario in 1995. In 2001, he married his long-time friend, Nancy Louise Eldredge of North Reading, MA. They lived in Richmond Hill, Ontario until 2003 when they moved to Derry, NH.
George is predeceased by his beloved wife of 21 years, Nancy, who passed away in 2013; his former partner Aileen Burnett in 2017; by his parents in 1975 and 1976 consecutively; his sisters, Leona Tam, August 2012, Donna Chapman, May 2018, Gail McKibbon, April 2021, brother Lloyd, December 2020, nephews Ryan Tam, June 2011, Eddy McKibbon, April 2014, and Ainsley Chapman, September 2019.
He is survived by his beloved son Breeyn (“Mini-me”) of Sudbury, Ontario and beloved step-daughter, Amy Kenney, Hooksett, NH, two grandchildren, Matthew and Rachael Kenney; brothers David and Eldon; sisters, Shirley Henderson, Esther Hare, Geraldine Wheten, Nova Chapman, Doreen Trahan, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
George was a lifelong member of the Order of the Free and Accepted Masons. He originally joined the order in Ontario in 1976 with the Royal Arch of Ontario. He served as Master of the St. Mark’s Lodge, #44 in Derry, NH. He was a member of the Oddfellows Organization.
A Calling hour was held on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 8:30 – 9:30am with a service at 9:30am in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street Derry, NH. Burial followed with a Masonic Service at Forest Hill Cemetery of East Derry, NH.
Rest In Peace—Douglas Evan LYNN
Douglas Evan “Doug” LYNN Passed unexpectedly in the wilderness that he loved, one day before his 74th birthday. Doug will forever be missed and loved by his wife of 40 years, Roxann, as well as his daughters, Charlsie (Yvan), Kalan (Sean), and Sydney (Stéphane). He also leaves behind his granddaughters Delia, Ellie, and Nora, his sister Virginia, brother Ken as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Grace and his brothers Robert and Glen.
Doug was raised in Capreol, Ontario and became a conservation officer, which brought him to Chapleau in the early 1970s where he met Roxann and planted his lifelong roots. He eventually became a wildlife technician with the MNR from which he retired and subsequently became the Master of All Trades at Moose Horn Lodge. He was a lifelong outdoorsman possessing more knowledge than most of us could dream of having about wildlife, the forest, and the northern environment.
In his family, he was known for having nine lives, his accident-prone “Tim the Toolman Taylor” persona, love of cat videos, World War II history, inability to smile or keep his eyes open during family photos, and contagious giggle that often resulted in him laughing until he cried or couldn’t breathe. Even though his dog Kai could always be found by his side, he was a secret cat lover, having a big soft spot for his cat Willow.
Doug was a man of few words but when he spoke, he often made others laugh. He was a calm, laid-back presence in a family of fiery women and girls. He was well-loved by everyone, including the thousands of tourists he met while running Moose Horn Lodge over the last three decades. He is now smiling down on his family as he is finally able to get out of cleaning cottages.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Moose Horn Lodge on Sunday, October 9th, 2022 from 1pm-4pm.
The family would appreciate donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada (www.jdrf.ca) or contributions to the Chapleau Arctic Snowmobile Club.
Rest In Peace—David BATEMAN
David Wellinton Bateman, 66 of Syracuse,died Monday September 12th. David was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 8, 1956 to Joseph W. and Ingeborg C. (Lofgren) Bateman. David grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts area. His father Joseph was a Captain in the Boston City Police Department.
David was a United States Navy veteran served from 1974 and discharged under Honorable Conditions in 1976. He was later employed as a firefighter for a short period of time until he went into the plumbing trade for many years in Boston. He was an animal lover and was involved in the rescue of feral cats in Massachusetts.
David is survived by Diane Turner ,they spent 18 loving years together in Canada but unfortunately due to illness, David had to return to the USA. David was buried in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse New York
Rest In Peace—William “Bill” HAYSTEAD
William “Bill” Haystead, of Capreol, passed away peacefully in his home, at the age of 76, on September 1, 2022.
Beloved husband of the late Linda Haystead (2018), Bill is survived by his sister Merle Robinson of Brampton, Ontario and his children Louise (Corrie) and Chris (Tania), both of London, Ontario. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and neighbours, and by his faithful dog Spencer.
Bill was a career military man, and proudly served in the RCAF from 1964 to 1995. He was a big presence in the Capreol community, and served as president of the Capreol Legion Branch 179 from 1999 to 2001 and again from 2010 to 2014. Bill always had a quick wit and a story to tell. He was a gifted musician, and would often serenade the neighbourhood from his veranda, with his dog by his side. His unique keyboard style and vocal talents will surely be missed. Bill loved spending time at his camp. Whether he was on the lake fishing for bass, or getting together with friends to have some drinks and some laughs, he always had a smile on his face.
A small service will be held at the Capreol Cemetary, followed by a celebration of life at the Capreol Legion. The date will be announced at a later time. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Homes.
Rest In Peace—Donald ALLEN
With heartfelt sadness, his Family announces his passing at Royal Victoria Hospital, in Barrie, Ontario.
Beloved Husband of Nancy (nee Wood) for 50 years. Loving Father of Daughter Marnie (Tyler) and Son Jeff (Kelly). Cherished Poppa of Evan and Nyla. Dear Son of the late Lorette and Garnet Allen. Brother of Nancy. Predeceased by his Brother Rick Young (Iren). Sadly missed by many Family members and Friends.
Don was born in Sudbury, then lived in North Bay, Hornepayne, Capreol, London, and Barrie. He worked for CN Rail as a Signal Maintainer until his retirement in 2000. He enjoyed his beautiful Camp on the Sturgeon River, fishing with his Grandchildren (Evan and Nyla), driving his trails in his side-by-side (the Cat), and cutting grass on his John Deere.
At Don’s request, cremation has taken place, followed by Family arrangements.
Rest In Peace—Darrell MACKINNON
There will be a Celebration of Life for Darrell (Digger) MacKinnon on Wednesday August 10, 2022 from 2 to 6 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 76, 1553 Weller Street, Sudbury Ontario. All are welcome. Any questions call 306-220-8616.
Rest In Peace—Richard “Jack” HIGGINS
In loving memory of Richard John (Jack) Higgins who passed away in his 85th year on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Health Sciences North in Sudbury.
Beloved husband of Jacqueline (Jackie nee Sinclair) throughout their 63 years of marriage. Loving father of Nathan (Colleen), Philip (Cheryl), and Neil (Carey). Cherished grandfather to Alyssa Van Hoeve (Michael), Heather, Cavan, Olivia, Isabel, Johanna, Charlotte, and Ashley. Great-grandfather to Elizabeth and Noah.
Dear son of Richard and Winnifred Higgins (predeceased). Dear brother to Lois Horan (Des predeceased), Shirley Dzuirban (Alfred) (both predeceased), Karen, Marlene Coleman (Jim), and Dennis (predeceased/husband to Lynn). Brother-in-law to Elaine Winterburn (Bill), Gary (Nancy predeceased), and Janice Holloway (Kevin). Greatly missed and loved by his many nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Capreol, Jack was a life-long sports enthusiast who took special joy in actively supporting his boys and sharing his passion for the Blue Jays with Jackie. After 21 years working at Moose Mountain Mine, Jack continued his working career at Canadian National Railway where he retired with 25 years of service.
Jack had been active in leadership at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, was a founding committee member for Capreol Little League baseball, coached minor hockey, and had been a member of the Capreol Lions Club.
Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer. Friends may call 2-4pm or 6-8pm, Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
Funeral Service will be at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Capreol Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 11am followed by interment at the Capreol Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Maison McCulloch Hospice or the St. Alban’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Barbara MAYOTTE
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara “Barb” Mayotte on August 28th, 2022, at Health Sciences North after a fierce battle with illness. Barb was born on March 15th, 1955. Loving and devoted wife of Rick Mayotte, adored mother to Ritchie (Christine), Michelle and Marc (Rachel). Dear grandma of Ryan (Mary), Emily, Remy and Marshall, and great grandmother to Elijah and Lillian.
Daughter of the late Lens and Leita Rose. Predeceased by sister Olive Hannah (Melvin) and brother Erle “Sandy” Rose (Beverly). She will be sadly missed by sisters Iva Rainville (Gas predeceased), Lenita Newman (Perry) and Cindy Groulx.
Barb was born in Capreol and lived there most of her life, where she and Rick raised their family. She was a dedicated wife and mother who was a big supporter of her children’s dreams. She enjoyed motorcycle rides, winters in Florida, camping and spending time with friends at the trailer on Manitoulin Island. Full of life, Barb’s kindness touched everyone she knew, always caring for and nurturing others before herself. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation in her honour are appreciated. https://ncfsudbury.com/. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Samuel “Gus” NORMORE
In loving memory of Samuel Angus Normore who passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, on Monday, July 25, 2022, with his daughter, son, and son-in-law by his side. Angus was born on Bell Island, Newfoundland on January 29, 1929, to parents Samuel and Olive (Fry) Normore, both predeceased. Loving father of Claire Charbonneau (husband Robert) and Kevin (friend Fem). Dear brother of Gladys Gavel, Pearl Power, Joyce McRae, Jack, Gerald, David (Skip) and Sandra Meaney, all predeceased. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Special thanks to Isabel, Calvin and Bill who always kept in contact with their “Uncle Dick”.
Angus moved to Copper Cliff, Ontario in 1948 and worked for Inco. He moved to Capreol in 1955. On June 18, 1955, he started as a fireman for the Canadian National Railway and later became a locomotive engineer. He retired from the CNR on February 29, 1992. He always spoke highly of his railroad buddies and the great times they had “on the road”. Angus’ children were his pride and joy. Education was very important to him, and they both received a great education thanks to their dad. Angus lived life to the fullest. He was very athletic and enjoyed jogging, skiing, and swimming. He even participated in triathlons until the age of 78. He was very proud of the years he spent volunteering at Camp Quality in Monetville, ON. His retirement years were spent either wintering in Florida or relaxing on Manitoulin Island. On April 5, 2022, he returned to Sudbury.
He was faced with many changes and challenges the last months of his life but always remained a gentleman and determined to overcome the obstacles placed in front of him. Although we thought he would live to be 100, he passed away at the age of 93. A life well lived and enjoyed.
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Rest In Peace—Keith JORDAN
In loving memory of Keith Ian Jordan, born April 15, 1950, who passed away peacefully at home on August 10th, 2022, at 72 years of age.
Keith leaves behind his beloved wife Nicole (née Fortier) after 50 years of marriage. Keith was greatly loved by his three daughters, Renée (Chris), Lori-Anne (Dave) and Pamela (Don), and his four grandchildren, Kristen, Timothy, Emily, and Owen. Keith was predeceased by his parents Herbert and Mary (née Groves) and leaves behind his brothers Michael (Lynda) and Carl (Sharon). He will also be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Keith was an active member of the community and a dedicated Mason for over 50 years. Keith worked tirelessly for 28 ½ years as the Bookstore Manager at Cambrian College. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice or the Inner City Home of Sudbury would be appreciated.
Memorial Masonic Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 7pm. (Friends may call after 6pm Wednesday). Cremation with entombment in the Capreol Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice or the Inner City Home would be appreciated. For those who wish to view the service online: https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1660265508201754
For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Don PRESCOTT
In loving memory of Donald Keith Lawrence Prescott, who passed away from Covid at Manitoulin Centennial Manor on August 9, 2022.
Beloved husband of Naida (Neal) predeceased 2018, loving father of Delroy (Janice) and involved, generous and proud grandfather of Graeme. Dad is now in the arms of his Lord and reunited with Mom who he began a 70 year journey together with as first loves in grade 9 and married 8 years later in 1956. Always supportive and involved together in whatever they did. They were true life partners.
Don was born in North Bay, November 25, 1932, the eldest of twelve children to Harold and Esther (Lawrence) Prescott. He was predeceased by sister Shirley Hanzel (Edward) and brothers Bob and Terry (Sheila). Survived by Crystal Chaput (Dennis), Haroldene (Deannie)Turgeon (Marcel predeceased), Heather Hopps (Don predeceased), Patricia Radford (Ed predeceased), Bruce, Douglas (Evelyn), Randy (Deb) and Reggie. He was the much loved and respected “big brother and first branch of a big, beautiful family tree” he will be missed by many nieces nephews.
Don was a talented athlete in several sports including hockey in Gatchell, Sudbury Tech, the first Sudbury Jr Wolves team in 1952, Ryerson, Indianapolis and Capreol. He coached many successful hockey teams and Ontario Champion softball teams in Capreol, then later served as President and Life Member of The Ontario Softball Association. Don was the Secretary Manager of Manitoulin Minor Hockey and Commissioner of Island Fastball for many years.
Don taught High School for 28 years, starting at Lo-Ellen in Sudbury then Espanola, moving to Manitoulin in 1967 as Little Current High School Vice Principal and was the first Director of Technical Studies for the soon be built MSS. After retiring, he and Naida owned Prescott’s Restaurant and Gas Bar in Providence Bay for 15 years. They enjoyed many winters at their second home in Wildwood Florida.
Don was a Past Master of National Lodge and a Shriner. He was made a Senator in the Canadian Jaycees and was a Member of the Sudbury & District Sports Hall of Fame. He also filled in for Santa Clause for many years all acoss the Island.
The family is grateful to all the staff at Centennial Manor, who for the past six years gave excellent compassionate care to both Mom and Dad. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place, a Celebration of Life and internment of Don & Naida’s ashes will take place at a later date. If desired Memorial Donation in Donald’s memory would be appreciated to Manitoulin Centennial Manor Auxillary
Rest In Peace—Kim BUIST (nee Campbell)
Our hearts are broken as we mourn the loss of our dear sister Kim on June 19th after a long battle with cancer at her daughter’s home in Manotick. Kim lived in Thunder Bay & worked as a paramedic for several years & then for the postal service until she retired. She was surrounded by her family: her daughter Roxanne (husband Sherman), daughter Marla (husband Kurush), granddaughters Misha, Laila & Yasmin, her sisters Leslie, Lynn & her brother Todd. We had a private celebration of her life in August. We will miss her constant smile, kind heart, and her never-ending sense of humour.
Rest In Peace—Briane BIRNEY
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Briane on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at his home in Napanee. He will be dearly missed by his wife Linda , sons Shawn (Carolyn) Birney and Scott (Amy) Birney, and his four grandchildren Alex, Henry, Connor, and Liam.
Private arrangements have been entrusted by Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee.
Donations in memory of Briane to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the SPCA- Lennox and Addington Animal Centre would be appreciated. Donations and condolences may be forwarded online through wartmanfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Electra “Sparky” LAMBOVITCH
In loving memory of Electra (Sparky) Lambovitch, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 16th, 2022. Daughter of the late Filppio and Annunziata DelPapa both predeceased. Beloved wife of John Lambovitch (predeceased). Loving mother to Cindy Hanzel. Cherished grandmother to Dawn Hanzel (Steven) and E.J. Hanzel. Cherished great-grandmother to Sierra Hanzel. Predeceased by her siblings John DelPapa (Jenny), Ralph DelPapa, Silvio DelPapa (Norma), George DelPapa (Mary), Louie DelPapa (Lily), Minnie Ricci (Fred), Rose Mazzuca (Frank), and Lil Bucknell (Bill). She will be missed by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Her many nieces and nephews. She was an amazing lady with a special heart. Her name said it all with her laugh and fun-loving spirit.
We would like to thank Pioneer Manor and the staff of Park Place for taking amazing care of Electra.
As per Electra’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Cremation and burial Capreol Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Violet ROSS
In Loving Memory of Violet “Vi” (Phillip) Ross, 91 years, Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the Elizabeth Centre.
Beloved wife of Cyril Ross predeceased. Loving mother of James (Rosalind), predeceased by Cheryl and Rick. Cherished grandmother of Dale (Renee), Candi, Jimmy (Julie), Renee (Rob), and Scott, and great-grandmother to Caleb, Alex, Kayla, Rachel, Emily, Riley, Brayden, Evan, Lauren, and great-great-grandmother to Xavier. Dear sister to Joseph “Joe” predeceased (Patricia), special sister-in-law Verna Barstead, and sister-in-law Melvina. She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews.
At Vi’s request there will be no public visitation or service. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium with interment in the family plot in Capreol. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home Hanmer/Capreol Chapel. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com http://www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Gary CHEZZI
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Chezzi, 73, suddenly on Thursday, July 7th, 2022.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, and beloved brother, Gary will be missed by his wife Linda; his son Micheal, daughter-in-law Crystal and their sons Preston and Xavier; his oldest son Derek, daughter-in-law Angela and their children Alexander and Olivia; his sisters Lynn and Audrey and their families; and sister-in-law Verna Fuller, her husband Gus and their families.
Gary was well-known in the community for his hardware businesses and involvement in real estate, as well as within the dog breeding community in the Sudbury area and Ontario.
Throughout the years, Gary owned and managed several hardware stores under different banners in the Greater Sudbury Area. Starting in Capreol on August 1st, 1977, he then moved on to a store in Coniston, followed by Hanmer, Val Caron and Sudbury. His network reached further during his tenure as a hardware sales manager covering the Northeastern Ontario territory. He kept long hours at his stores, offering warm greetings to his customers and ready to help them solve their home repair and renovation needs.
Gary’s love of German Shepherd dogs led to his becoming a breeder and opening Nickel Basin German Shepherds in 1981. He and Linda spent many years travelling to shows across Ontario with their prize-winning dogs, and raising and placing puppies in loving homes. Gary’s involvement with the Sudbury District Kennel Club eventually led him to volunteer on the executive in his retirement years. Gary also donated his time and dogs to the local pet therapy program visiting clients of the CNIB, patients at the Children’s Treatment Centre, and residents of retirement homes.
Gary was most happy spending time working outdoors on his property, working with his dogs, and in the company of his grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the Greater Sudbury Police Service Chief’s Youth Initiative Fund by emailing email@example.com. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Colin CLAY
“Nothing is lost that Love remembers.”
Dad to us, Colin Clay will be remembered as a Husband, Grandad, Great-Grandad, Uncle and Brother to his family across Canada and around the world, a world that was filled with love, compassion, and service.
After a beautiful 90th birthday party at his home at Stonebridge Crossing in Saskatoon, surrounded by his family, Dad ended his Earthly journey and embarked on a new, exciting adventure. With family by his side, the “ambassador of Saskatchewan” as we called him, died on Wednesday, July 6 where he always said the sun shines.
The Clay family is so humbled by the tributes we have received about Dad’s impact on their lives and can best summarize them in the words of his English nephew, Michael Horton: “A British soldier, a Cambridge graduate, a Reverend Canon, an NDP parliamentary candidate, a university chaplain, a peace advocate, a gay-rights campaigner, a proud Canadian… the living embodiment of true ecumenism”.
British by birth, Colin and Barbara Clay emigrated to Canada in 1959 with children Philip and Gill. He served pastorally and then academically in Sudbury, Ontario, where Elizabeth (deceased), Alan and Sue were born, before moving to Saskatoon in 1977 to be one of the ecumenical chaplains at the University of Saskatchewan, retiring in 2000. He continued in the ministry and was committed to inter-faith dialogue. Colin served as a padre in various veterans’ clubs and was a strong advocate for world peace. He was also the author of several books.
Predeceased by his wives Patricia and Gail, and daughter Elizabeth, Colin is survived by his ex-wife Barbara, the mother of their four adult children: Philip (Cindy); Gill (Michael); Alan (Sandra); and Sue (Mike); as well as his sister Audrey in England, nephews Andrew (Lynne) and David (Marzena); eight grandchildren: Michelle (Greg); Mark (Candace); Alison (Andrew); Katie (Trell); David (Monika); Alex; Jacob (Laura); Scott (Stephanie); and four great-grandchildren: Bentley; Colin; Landon and Owen. There are too many friends and colleagues to list here, but you know who you are and how special you were in the life, work, and communities of Rev. Canon Dr. Colin Clay.
Dad has left us all with wonderful memories, stories, and examples to live by. His final thought for us, comes from a poem tucked into the pages of a recently arrived Reader’s Digest: “I am with you still, do not weep. I am with you still, in each new dawn.” In another favourite verse from the poem Crossing the Bar, he writes: “May there be no sadness of farewell.”
As his brother-in-law Bill wrote to us: “In life he taught us how to live and now he is teaching us how to die.”
As a family, we have had the wonderful opportunity, and pleasure, to share our Dad with all of you through his ministry, community service, and political and social activism. We know his spirit lives in all of us and it makes each of us a better person. In celebration of Dad’s lifelong commitment to the people and communities he served, Dad was awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005 and in 2021, was named Saskatoon’s Citizen of the Year.
Dad would also want us to acknowledge and thank the management and staff at Stonebridge Crossing for their love, compassion, and care. This was his home for the past four years, and he was a big part of their community in so many ways. He died at home in the loving care of those he cherished at Stonebridge. Thank You!
With Dad’s involvement in so many organizations across the province, in lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice.
A Requiem Eucharist will take place on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 816 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon. A private burial will follow at the cemetery at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Merrill.
The funeral will also be livestreamed for those not able to attend in-person. Link will be placed above the obituary the day of the service.
Rest In Peace—Joseph “Bernie” O’BUMSAWIN
In loving memory of Joseph Bernard “Bernie” O’Bumsawin, 97 years, who passed peacefully on July 3rd, 2022. Beloved sweetheart of Bernice (nee Walter) for 72 wonderful years. Loving father of Lynda (John), Colleen (Brian predeceased), Sharon (Don, Bert predeceased) and Pamela (Ron predeceased). Dear son of Abraham and Winnifred, both predeceased. Beloved brother of Emmett (Viola predeceased), Eileen (Doug predeceased), Milton predeceased, Robert predeceased (Hedley), Vincent (Vivian) and Claire (Dennis predeceased). Brother-in-law of Gerald (Edna) both predeceased, Clarence predeceased, Leonard (Ruby) and Mary (Frank predeceased). Dear grandfather of Tara, Taylor, Ryan, Chris, Erin, Amanda, Gin, Kali, Mercedes and Marina. Dear great-grandfather of Liam, Quinncy, Jamieson, Nash, Jessa, Jasmine and Harper. Treasured uncle of many nieces and nephews. Special friend of Walter and Marilyn.
Bernie was happiest when his family was gathered together. He enjoyed many summers camping and fishing on Manitoulin Island. He was a man of great faith and an active member of his church and community. Bernie received exceptional care from his wife, daughters, PSWs and nurses at the end of his journey. Special thank you to Mario, Karen, Megan, Nat and Paige for their support.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Capreol Bread and Roses Food Bank https://www.sudburyfoodbank.ca/donate would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 27th from 4:00-8:00PM at the Royal Canadian Legion at 16 Young Street, Capreol. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Aileen HARRIS
A kind and gentle soul has left us.
Aileen is predeceased by her husband Barry Murtaugh and her parents Bill and Jean(Dempsey) Harris.
Loving sister to Linda (Harris) DelPapa husband Phil.
Beloved Aunt to Aaron DelPapa wife Laurie and Cary DelPapa wife Jennifer.
Beloved Great Aunt to Erik and Dakota.
Aileen was a proud member of St. Albans Anglican Church and the Rebecca Lodge.
She was our family photographer and was happiest when she was with her family. She loved walking and Tim Horton’s French Vanilla.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date .
Many thanks to the staff of the Elizabeth Centre for their care and kindness.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Parklawn Crematorium.
Rest In Peace—Gin King Lee 李振根先生
Gin King or Gin or King – he was known by all three names! He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend and businessman. He was born in Hoiping, Guangdong, China on December 10, 1932.
We are very shocked and deeply saddened by his sudden passing on March 12, 2022 at the age of 89 at Scarborough Grace Hospital. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the hospital for his care.
King is survived by his loving wife, life and business partner, Fay Ting (Jung) of 58 years. He was a proud father to William (Renee Roy), James, and Susan (Tom Kennedy) as well as a delighted Goong Goong (grandfather) to Ella and Lee, loving brother to Jun Jup (Shu Ai Li) and happy uncle to Joshua & Monica.
King and Fay ran highly popular Chinese restaurants in Garson and Capreol. The Peking Palace was in Capreol, and they tantalized the taste buds of all 3,500 people in town, plus those who drove long distances just to get a taste of their food! They worked tirelessly to nourish their regulars and in the process formed very meaningful friendships along the way.
After more than 20 successful years running their business in Capreol, it was time to retire to Scarborough. It was clear that it took a long time to wind down from such a fulfilling restaurant career. Eventually, Mom & Dad could enjoy travel, walks, meeting up with friends, visiting with their kids, feeding and babysitting their grandchildren and living only a block from his brother Jun Jup and his family. Dad was devoted to his family.
Loved ones will be received at Pine Hills Cemetery and Funeral Centre (625 Birchmount Road) for visitation on Tuesday March 22nd from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Following will be an informal funeral service with stories about Dad. If you wish to say anything you are encouraged and welcome.
We are requesting that all attendees please wear a mask during the indoor ceremonies.
After the service will be interment attended by family and those who wish to accompany us.
We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Gin King by signing his guest book and uploading any amazing photos you have to his photo album so the family and other loved ones can always see it.
Dad will always be in our memories.
Rest In Peace—Jim LAND
James Kenneth Land passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Age 72 years. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Land. Loving father of Kate (Chris), Alison (Aaron), Ken (Danielle) and Richard (Cherith). Adored Grandpa of Samuel, Elizabeth, Kayleigh, Holly, Josie, Eleanore, Nathan, and Amber. Dear brother of Terry (Judy), Alan (Racil), Janice (Michele) and the late Susan (husband John). Dear brother-in-law of Mary (Lori) and Bob (Redha). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound, on Monday, June 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, June 28th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, June 28th, at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment Sylvan Acres Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or the Sandra Schmirler Foundation would be appreciated.
To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.logansfuneralhome.com
Rest In Peace—John DICK
In loving memory of John Dick, 89 years. Passed away peacefully, at Health Sciences North on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Loving husband of Nancy Dick (née Walker). Proud father of Colin (friend Lois) and Craig (Penny). Cherished grandfather of Jacob. Dear son of the late Herbert and Elizabeth Dick (née Dyck). Sadly, missed by his surviving siblings Evie and Margaret. Predeceased by his brothers Walter, Harry, Jake, Edwin, Bert, Herb and his sister Eleanor.
John built custom homes for many years and took great pride in his work. A natural athlete he excelled in bowling, fastball, curling, golf and most recently shuffleboard with the Capreol Legion gang. He also enjoyed riding around the golf course in a cart with his grandson, Jacob. In lieu of flowers donations can be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation https://www.heartandstroke.ca/.
As per John’s wishes there will be no visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Catherine SCHELSTAD
The family announces with sorrow her death in Sudbury on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the age of 68 years. Daughter of Iris Chalmers (née Dool) and the late George Chalmers. Wife of the late Rocky Schelstad. Cherished mother of Carl (Tracy) and Christopher (Gates). Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Andrew, Olivia, Joey, and Abby. Cathy will also be missed by her brother William “Bill” (Sherree), brother-in-law Richard (Rosemary) and her special friends Louise Diamond, Nancy Masse and Christia Dumont.
Cathy was retired, having worked many years at Canada Revenue Agency. Her joys in life were spending time with her grandkids, friends and her cat Rocco. She will be missed but never forgotten.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation Services provided by Simple Wishes of the North, Sudbury.
Rest In Peace—Margaret PLEXMAN
In Loving Memory of Margaret Plexman (nee Sawyer).
Margaret was reunited again with the love of her life Tye Plexman on June 14th, 2022 for their happily ever after. She leaves behind until another day her daughters Allyson Windmueller (Ronald predeceased), Connie (Bob Paquette), Judith (Larry Foucault), Frances Plexman (predeceased). Loving grandma of Aimeelee (predeceased), Ashton and Tia. She will be especially missed by her sister Doreen. Will be missed by all who knew her.
At Margaret’s request there will be no visitation or service.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Canada.
(Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home)
Rest In Peace—Lorie-Ann PAUL
Lorie-Ann Paul (née Gratton), 57, of Sudbury passed away after a short fight with cancer on June 11th, 2022. Lorie was surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Lorie-Ann was born on June 4, 1965, to Mother Jeanne Clement. Lorie-Ann grew up in Sudbury her whole life. She worked at Starlite cleaners in her younger years where she met the father of her children and had two daughters. She then went on to work with the hospital (Health Sciences North) where she met her husband, Glenn. Lorie-Ann will be dearly missed and always remembered. Predeceased by her brother Brian Gratton and sister Carmen Gervais and is survived by her mother Jeanne Clement, husband Glenn Paul, brother Mandy Gervais (Ginette), daughters Tara-Lynn Miron (David) and Chelbi-Jean Miron (Vinny), stepdaughter Cailyn Ranger (Justin), and her four beautiful grand babies that were her absolute world, Gavin, Cayden, Maxwell, and Paislee.
Lorie will be dearly missed by her nieces, cousins, best friends, the Paul family, and everyone who ever knew her. Lorie was always a breath of fresh air and would light up the room the moment she walked in. Lorie requested a celebration of life be held in her honor as opposed to traditional funeral services. This will be for close family and friends and will be planned at a later date. We thank everyone for their kind words and support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association https://www.diabetes.ca/. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Marilyn PETROFF
Marilyn Petroff (nee Stein) passed peacefully on June 6, 2022, in London, Ontario at the age of 91.
Marilyn was a loving wife to Leo Austin and John Petroff, both predeceased. Loving daughter of Wilfred Stein and Hazel Stein (nee Ross), both predeceased.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Bryan Austin (Cathy) of Orillia, Terry Austin (Anne-Marie) of Innisfil, Allan Austin (predeceased) and Donny Austin (Cindy) of Ilderton, and dear sister, Donna Mersereau (Robert) of Capreol.
Grandmother to Paul Austin (Priscilla), Shannon Van Denbroek (Jeremy), Russell Austin, Avery Austin, Savannah Austin and great grandmother to Elliot and Isaac Austin. Special auntie to Heather Mersereau (Troy, and their children Quinn, Ayla, Kayley), Jim Mersereau, and Adele Deering (Jim Tays), Jeff Deering (Marlene) and dearly loved by many other nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was a wonderful woman, with a sunny outlook, who loved her family, gardening, cooking, and her many years on Manitoulin Island. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life will be held at a later time.
Expressions of sympathy and donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated
Rest In Peace—Chris COLES
It is with great sorrow that friends announce the unexpected passing of our friend Chris Coles of Capreol at the age of 59. Even though Chris’s mom passed away before her time Chris was not alone, his friends were his family. He will always be in our memory. When in life he enjoyed fishing, playing guitar, and listening to rock n roll as well as spending time with his friends. Instead of a traditional funeral his friends will be organizing a celebration of life at a later date. Memorial donations to be made in honour of Chris name to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Sudbury Park Lawn Cremation Services.
Rest In Peace—Robert PHILLIPS
It is with great sadness to announce that Robert “Bob” Phillips passed away peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on May 27, 2022, in his 75th year, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Ted and Alma Phillips formerly of Capreol. Beloved husband of Linda Phillips (née Laforce). Loving father to his three children; Kimberley (Rob), Sean (Petra), and Robyn (Ben). Bob’s pride and joy was his grandchildren; known fondly as “Poppa” to Kirsten, Noah, and the late Neveah. Brother to Grace Leonard of St. Albert, AB (Gerry), and the late Connie Brown of St. John, NB.
Bob was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on September 17, 1947, and spent his early years in Pass Lake and Armstrong, Ontario. Bob also lived in Capreol, ON before joining the military. Bob fulfilled his lifelong career dreams by enjoying a long career in the Canadian military and working as an engineer for Ottawa Valley Railway and the GO trains Toronto.
The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Pinard and all the staff at Renfrew hospice for providing warm and compassionate care during the last months of his life. The family would also like to thank Dr. Blaine and Dr. Rheaume.
A celebration of life will be held on June 29, 2022, at Beechwood Cemetery at 280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa, ON. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; followed by a service from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Burial to follow from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for those that would like to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Renfrew in Renfrew, ON, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Rest In Peace—Kenneth MCAULEY
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Kenneth Wayne McAuley, 72 years old, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at his home after his courageous battle with cancer.
Ken was born September 14, 1949, to the late Mack and Doris McAuley, in Haileybury, Ontario. Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Jackie Cecchini, whom he loved dearly, as well as his sons, Malcolm McAuley (Sara), Jason Cecchini (Stephanie), and Korbin Cecchini-McAuley (Valerie). Cherished grandfather of Aiden, Liam, Frankie, and Dakotah.
Ken leaves behind brothers Jake (Brenda) McAuley, and Rogue (Bev) McAuley. His loving sister, Cheryl Sawchyn, who passed before him. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters in-law, Gary (Rose Marie) Cecchini, Pam (Richard) Humphrey, Tommy (Barb) Cecchini, Carolyn (Cliff) Pennock, Tracy (Andy) Roy, Connie (Michael) Conlon, as well as those that passed before him, Mary-Lou (Leo) Arseneau, Debbie (Bud) Schmidt, and Donna (Brian) Sawyer. Uncle Ken will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.
While his passing comes before any of us wanted, we find comfort in knowing he has been reunited with his parents and many others who passed before him. Heaven has gained one of the kindest men to have graced the earth. Those who knew him will reflect on memories of Ken’s warm and gentle spirit, his sense of humour, love of the outdoors, passion for hockey, and anything performed by The Rolling Stones.
The family extends gratitude to many staff at the Sudbury Cancer Centre and Bayshore Home Care Services for their support throughout Ken’s journey. As per Ken’s wishes, there will be no service, however a celebration of life for family and close friends will be arranged at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Roy ROGERS
In loving memory of Roy Rogers, 75 years who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at his residence with loving family at his side.
Beloved husband of Patricia (Brown) Rogers. Loving father of “Bob” Roy Jr. (Crystal), Raymond (Celeste Milks) and Christine (Mike Dymant). Cherished grandfather of Shaylee, Silver, Emery and Calvin. Sadly missed by loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Roy worked at CNR for 23 years, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed ice fishing and hunting. He liked “newfie” music, watching wrestling and playing bingo. He will be remembered for his inspired work ethic.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral Visitation at the Lougheed Funeral Home Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michell Dr., Hanmer on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 2-4; 6-8pm with prayers at 3pm Friday. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Eddy ARBUCKLE
Eddy Arbuckle of Espanola passed away at the Espanola Nursing Home on May 21, 2022, at the age of 89.
Dear son of the late Eddy and Margaret Arbuckle. Beloved husband of 70 years to Lucie (Florence) (nee Roberge) Arbuckle. Loving father of Lon (wife Maria Uribe), Clay (wife Cindy), Shane (wife Annette), Jay (partner Rhonda Ray Kidd), Devin (partner Lianne Valiquette), and the late Tracy (widow Pauline Desjardins). Cherished by grandchildren Sara-Dash, Kayla-Dawn, Joanne, Luk, Brent, Kaeman, Tessa, Keshia, Kenton, Karlee, Kora, Taina, and great-grandchildren Benjamin, Abigail, James, Lilyann, Charlotte, Elise, Mila, Sebastian, Avin, Jaxon, Jayden, Shayne, Felix, Charlie, Eddy, and Vaida. Dear brother of Sam (wife Jean), Ron (wife Marlene), and the late Margaret (husband Francis). Also, sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Eddy enjoyed a long career working at the Ministry of Natural Resources for 38 years. He also enjoyed his woodworking, snowshoeing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Espanola Nursing Home for providing him with love and compassionate care during the last years of his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Cremation with a Memorial Service in the Bourcier Funeral Home on May 28, 2022, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the Legion. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd, Espanola.
Rest In Peace—Thomas LENNOX
In loving memory of Thomas Lennox who lost his short yet courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, May 15, 2022, with family by his side at his residence at the age of 68.
Predeceased by his parents Rita and Ralph Lennox. Devoted husband and best friend to Karen Lennox. Loving father of Tommy Lennox (Jackson), Jessica Renaud (Terry) and Trevor Lennox (Deanne). The best papa to Gavan, Tyler, Max, and Nico. Dear brother of Merv Lennox (Carol), Blaine Lennox (Darquise), Cheryl Lennox, Darlene Lennox (Mike) and Sharon Lennox. Fondly remembered by his mother-in- law Verna Martin (Stan, predeceased). Tom will be missed by the Martin brothers and sisters as well as many nieces and nephews. Tom was born and raised in Capreol where he made his family his priority. He also enjoyed being a part of his community coaching kids’ hockey teams. He spent many happy times with his fishing buddies at Camp Minnipuka. Tom had many wonderful qualities about him, he loved sharing his humour, his kind and gentle way was loved by many, especially his family.
As per Tom’s wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A Private Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Desire Gérard BÉDARD
In loving memory of Desire Gérard Bédard, who passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Health Sciences North at the age of 81 years. Born December 17, 1940, in St Hélène de Mancebourg, QC, to Marie-Louise Gonthier-Bernard and Charles Bédard both predeceased. Beloved brother of Jacques Bédard, Louisette Lapierre, Rosaline Richard, Marie-Noelle Desputeau and Jean-Guy Bédard. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews to name a few Daniel Lapierre (Danielle), Huguette Way (Emerson), Francine Richard (Art), Hélène Desputeau. Will be sadly, missed by his many great nephews and great nieces to name a few Daniel, Kevin, James and Josée also many relatives and friends. Desire spent most of his life working in the Forest Industry. He was an avid animal lover – mostly dogs (he always had dog treats for them) but he always took care of his birds and pet fox.
Big hearted, kind, loving who was always there for his neighbours and friends, especially his Capreol community. Desire loved to volunteer and help wherever he could.
He was the man who will be remembered as the person with the “funniest and best sense of humour” it was like no other. He was quick whited with his one liners, and his jokes will be truly missed. He was never blessed with children of his own. Yet truly loved all his nephews and nieces as they were his own. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Our beloved uncle You will be missed by all
Rest In Peace—Sir Knight Laurence Patrick ROACH
The family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the age of 87 years. Beloved husband of Jeannine Landry-Roach (née Morin). Predeceased by his wife Rita Roach (née Ladouceur). Loving father of Gerard (Murielle), Richard and Jason (Francine). Predeceased by his daughters Sharon and Patricia. Cherished grandfather of Thomasina, Mario, Curtis, Jeffrey and Spencer. Sadly missed by his stepchildren, Donald (Lynn), late Marc (Tim), Phil (Louise) and step grandchildren, Neil, Leah, Justin (Shannon), Joël-Philippe (Mélanie), Dominique, Patrick (Kayla) and Stéphanie (Randy). He is also survived by many great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Simon, Jack (Anulah), Peggy (Ron) and Mary Catherine. Predeceased by his siblings Bill, Peter, Theresa, Veronica and Judy. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Ste-Marguerite d’ Youville Church on Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 11 a.m. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca
Rest In Peace—Robert RUSTEN
In loving memory of Robert “Bob” Rusten, 73 years old, Tuesday May 10, 2022.
Beloved husband of Monique Rusten of Hanmer. Loving son of Marion Spaulding and Louis Fondow (pre-deceased). Brother of Larry Fondow, Barbara Newsome and Marlene Westphal (all pre-deceased). Survived by Judy Jensen and Dale Spaulding (Jackie) all from the U.S.
Bob was the beloved father of Kelly (Denny), Missy (Pat) and Barbara “Barbie” (pre-deceased).
Loving stepfather of Rolly (Marie), Robert (Tina), Crystale (Sunny) and Normy (Sasha). Loved by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many friends and former co-workers.
Bob was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and spent many years living and working in the U.S. He moved to Canada in 1994 and was employed with CLN Industries, NRE in Capreol and Diesel Electric in Sudbury before his semi-retirement. Bob was a “train guy” and loved everything to do with the railroad. He will be sadly missed.
Arrangements with Parklawn Crematorium. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at a later date.
Rest In Peace—Rose COULSON
In cherished memory of Rose Coulson, 99 years young, who peacefully slipped away May 10th, 2022, with her loving, devoted daughters by her side.
Beloved wife of Gregg Coulson (predeceased 2008). Loving mother of Sandra Coulson, (predeceased 2008), Brenda Coulson (Jim Mayer), and Wendy Briscoe. Devoted grandmother of Jaime Wagner (Cory) and Jodi MacDonald (Mark). Loving Noni to Payton. Cayden, Bowen, Carter and Brady. Dear daughter of John and Francesca Colasimone and stepdaughter to Matilda Colasimone (predeceased).
Rose outlived each of her five siblings. The strong bonds of love they had for each other made each loss hard on her. Rose was predeceased by; Nina Sbrega, Guido Colasimone, Eda Fitzimmons, Henry Colasimone and Julie Christopher. Aunt Rose made a real effort over the years to get to know each of her many nieces and nephews – she will be missed by them.
Rose was born and raised in Capreol and although she loved to travel, she was proud to call Capreol her home. She was well known and respected for having a heart for others, helping where she could and for her unconditional generosity. Those who visited her home always felt welcome, enjoyed her fine hospitality and never left hungry. Rose knew the value of having a good time, while making memories. She loved to laugh and always had a good time with her partners -in-crime, Betty, Julie, Eda, Dellie and Virg who enjoyed what they called their “shopping excursions,” …. where it was known that very little shopping ever happened! Rose treasured her many visits and extensive travelling with her cousin Teresa, and they never stopped laughing.
Special thanks to Rose’s one-of-a-kind caregiver and friend, Charlotte Cameron and the 3rd floor staff at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care. Although Rose had a strong will to live, she is now united with Gregg, the love of her life, and Sandra, the first to make her a mother.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice – Sudbury or Trinity United Church, Capreol – Bread and Roses Food Bank- would be greatly appreciated. Funeral Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4601 Michelle Drive, Hanmer, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment in the family plot at the Capreol Cemetery. Friends may call 2-5 & 7-9 Monday and after 10 am Tuesday. For donations and condolences, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Rhonda COTIE
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that our family announces the passing of Rhonda Jane Cotie (nee Simpson) on April 30th 2022 at the age of 68, following a short hard-fought battle with cancer.
Rhonda was married to Richard Cotie (predeceased May 17th, 2021) for 48 years. Together Rhonda and Ricky had 4 children who will miss them both tremendously: son Todd, and daughters Shawna (Jim Mills), Erin and Kim (Aaron Morris). She was a proud, loving and devoted Nana to her 4 grandchildren: Owen, Noah, Avery and Morgan who will miss their Nana Banana very much.
Rhonda was born to Thomas and Esther Simpson (both predeceased) on August 2nd, 1953. She was the dear sister to Janet Schleihauf (predeceased) (Jack); Judy Simpson (predeceased); and Darla Simpson McEwen (Kent). She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews as well as her husband’s family, the Cotie’s.
Rhonda will be remembered for her love of animals. Whether it was an injured bird, a stray cat or lost dog or a rabbit who lost its mother, anyone who knew Rhonda knew that she would take the animal under her wing and care for it as best she could. She will be greatly missed by her beloved pets, Joe Pug, Izzy, Smokey, Winston, Lola, and Fergie.
Her chats will be missed by friends, Darlene, Diane, Sue and lifelong friend Lorraine.
While the death of our mother seems unfair and far too soon, we find comfort in knowing she has been reunited with our dad as well as all of her family and friends who have gone before her. We also like to believe she has been reunited with her cherished dog Maggie and all of her other pets and animals, whom she cared for throughout her lifetime.
As per her wishes, there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the SPCA Sudbury or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Rest In Peace—Douglas AMES
Passed away on April 30th, 2022, at Health Sciences North, two days shy of his 71st birthday.
Doug was a dedicated husband and partner of 49 years to Patricia (nee Morgan) until her death in 2021. He was father and hero to Vanessa (predeceased), Emily (Adam) and Nathan (Alicia), as well as devoted Grandpa to Lucy, Dylan, and Ellie of the Hallway Runners Club.
The youngest of five siblings, Doug was born in Capreol to Charles and Edith Ames (both predeceased). He leaves behind sister Barbara (Anne), brothers Stewart (Judy), Brian (Debbie) and Stephen (Debbie), and brother-in-law, John Morgan. He will be sadly missed by his many cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.
After graduating from the University of Toronto School of Engineering in 1974 he returned to Sudbury where he spent many years as a ground control engineer, first for Trow Associates and then later at the Ministry of Labour. When health issues forced him to take early retirement he turned his engineering principles to the science of cooking, becoming a wonderful chef and dinner party host for their many friends and neighbours.
A life-long learner, Doug enjoyed both travel and adventure; as well as sitting by the lake with a good book. His intelligence, wit, and good humour, even the face of health challenges and personal tragedy made him an inspiration to all those who knew him.
A Celebration of Life to be held later this month. Expression of sympathy or donations can be made in memory of Douglas to the Arthritis Society (www.arthritis.ca)
For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Sheila Isabelle Brown
Died peacefully, 23 April 2022 at the Village at University Gates in Waterloo.
Survived by her daughter Elizabeth Brown, sister Carol and brother-in-law David Freeman, brother Peter and sister-in-law Karen Stephen, sister-in-law Marcia Stephen, in-laws Keith and Linda Currie, Eunice Soones, and their families.
Predeceased by her parents Bill and Isabella (née Wylie) Stephen, husband Ken Brown and siblings Judith, Douglas, Murray and Beryl.
Born in Capreol July 28, 1935, Sheila was the eldest girl among 7 children, and was a lifelong carer for others. She graduated from Marymount School of Nursing in Sudbury in 1956, then got a degree in public health at U of T. She worked for VoN, City of Toronto and hospitals including Toronto Western, Mount Sinai, and Toronto East General.
Sheila loved working with children and spent some years as a teaching assistant at Thorncliffe Park Public School, before returning to nursing on North York’s public health team from 1983 until her retirement. Sheila joined the team and the Talk Shop sexual health clinic during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. She worked closely with people with AIDS/HIV before the disease was well known, understood, or treated.
Outside of work, Sheila was deeply committed to advocacy for women and girls, and to peace and nuclear disarmament. She served for many years in her nursing union, and in Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, including trips to the UN and to meet other womens’ groups worldwide. A lifetime member of the United Church of Canada, she helped start the affirming Jubilee United Church congregation in Toronto. Sheila was a learner, interested in the world and in hearing people’s stories. She enjoyed attending art shows and storytelling, theatre, film and dance performances.
Sheila learned archery with her husband Ken and spent around 20 years competing in field and target archery across Canada and the US. Together they were early members of Caledon Archers. She won the Canadian national championships in 1973, and the Ontario championships 6 times in total. She retired from competition in 1978, but picked up a bow again 10 years later, to accompany Ken to the 1989 World Masters Games in Denmark.
Special thanks to Catherine Jones and Brent Elsey, Peter Freeman and Maura McIntyre, The Waterford in Barrie, Ana, Jamie, Lena and the many carers and staff at University Gates, who provided such wonderful care for Sheila in the last years of her life. She loved the people, the food and the view from her window!
After a private cremation, the family is holding online visitations soon, and an online celebration of life in the coming weeks. Contact the funeral home to request an invitation.
Condolences for the family, and donations to Plan International Canada or Amnesty International can be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street St. S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
Rest In Peace—Robert WHITE
In loving memory of Robert “Bob” White 85 years. It is with profound sadness we announce his passing on Monday, April 25th, 2022 at home.
Beloved husband of 22 years to Fay White (nee McKay) and predeceased by first wife Barbara White. Loving father of Barbara “Ellen” Vernon (Dan predeceased), George White (Laurie), and Bessie Villeneuve (Kevin). Cherished grandfather of Bradley (Amy), Jennifer, Robert, Brian, and Scott and great granddaughter Kyra. Step-father to Laurie Vaillancourt (Bob predeceased), Valerie Lambovitch, and Larry Lambovitch (Christina) and lovingly remembered by many step-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Leon and Emily White (nee Salt). Brother of sister Lorraine Lowes predeceased (Peter), and their children Lorie and Ted Lowes. He will be sadly missed by nephew Claire Wright, extended family & friends.
Bob was born in Toronto on December 19th, 1936. He worked as a mechanical supervisor for 37 years with CP Rail, retiring in 1992. He enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, camping and was a great fisherman. He and Fay loved travelling, they spent many happy summers 5th wheeling, and then had a trailer on Manitoulin Island.
There will be no visitation or service. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with burial alongside his first wife Barbara in the Capreol Cemetery. Donations to Trinity United Church or Pet Save would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Daniel RICHER-LABELLE
It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel Richer-Labelle announce his sudden passing at the young age of 41. Beloved son of Guy and Rita Labelle. Loved brother of Denis Labelle (Shauna) and Denise Gendron (Lyle). Cherished uncle of Kassandra, Abbie, Josée, Lillian and Geneviève.
Dan had a heart of gold and loved his family. He had a passion for working on anything mechanical especially, e-bikes. A soul lost too soon and will be missed by friends and family.
Memorial Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Dr., Hanmer on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 11am. (Friends may call after 10am Tuesday). Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Busby Center, Barrie would be appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Raymond FREELAND
In loving memory of Raymond Brian Freeland, 67 years, who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 14, 2022, after a courageous battle with liver cancer.
Beloved husband of Lise (DesForges) Freeland. Loving father of Damien Freeland (Geneviève) and Adrien Freeland (Patricia). Cherished grandfather of Olivier, Elodie, Ariel, Félix, Xavier and Léa. Dear son of Elmer Freeland (predeceased) and Rita (Chaput). Dear brother of Deborah and Cheryl (Dave Yensen). Dear brother-in-law to Norm DesForges (Pierrette), Ron DesForges (Barb), Jeannette Labelle (Chuck), Denis DesForges (Colette), and Michelle Ockenden (James). He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Ray worked for National Steel in the 70’s and later moved to Elliot Lake to work for Rio Algom at the Panel Mine, Quirke 1 and 2, and then Stanleigh Mine. He returned to Capreol in 1990 and later began working for CN Rail, where he worked until he retired at 65yrs in 2019. Anyone who knew Ray, aka HotDog, Chief or Batman, knew his love for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays. He also enjoyed playing golf at any opportunity, especially with his boys.
Together with his wife, Ray would enjoy sitting on their deck playing WordFind, drinking a Timmies and watching their “baby” (robotic lawnmower) mowing the lawn. Thank you to doctors, nurses and staff at Health Sciences North, 6th floor south. And a heartfelt thank you to the EMS team for their great care and compassion.
Funeral Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Dr., Hanmer. Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 11AM. Cremation with entombment at the Capreol Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated. Friends may call 3-5; 7-9PM Tuesday and after 9:30AM Wednesday.
For donations or messages of condolences, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Thomas JACOBSON-ROGERS
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Thomas William Jacobson-Rogers on Sunday, April 10th, 2022 at the age of 25. Beloved son of Laurie Rogers and brother of Seras Shawana. Cherished grandson of Barb Rogers (nee Seeger) (Robert Boyle) and Alice Desbiens “Grandma J” (nee Jacobson) predeceased. Dear nephew of Dave Rawk (Gaby), Helen Desbien SR and Ali Jacobson (Rodney). He was loved and will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Thomas loved helping people. He loved his cats Oreo and Malcolm and his friends.
Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Friends may gather at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 from 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, cash or food donations to the Elgin Street Mission, or Capreol Food Bank would be appreciated by the family. For donations or messages of condolence www.loughedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Douglas GUNN
Douglas Gunn passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North on the evening of Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. He left surrounded by the care and love of his family. Born on September 19th, 1934 in Nakina, Ontario, to Jock and Saima Gunn (nee Block) both predeceased. He was a loving husband to Joan Gunn (nee Ponting) predeceased in 2000. Proud father of Ken (Maureen predeceased), Bob (Lisa) and Don (Tracy). Grandfather to Remi, Amy, Charity, Nikki, Jeanne, Steven (predeceased), Brad, Scott, Tami, Kelsey, Mallory, and Shanley. He was a proud great-grandfather of 10 and 2 on way he was looking forward to meeting. He was brother to Jim (Wilma), and Jean (Charlie) both predeceased. Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. The role he enjoyed most in recent years was companion to his cat, Molly. He was grateful for his friendship with Lois Robinson. He retired from the Canadian National Railway after a long-standing career.
Our Dad/Poppa/Storyteller, Douglas Gunn, has passed. He is free from all of the difficulties he was facing and left this world with a bunch of people loving him. He lived his life exactly as he wanted in many regards. Sometimes it made him hard to love and other times proud to love. He had a penchant for fishing, cross country skiing, hunting, and telling you a good story about these things he enjoyed. He held dear to his Finn side and his Scottish side. He believed firmly in travelling and seeing all you have a chance to see. He believed there’s always time for crosswords, cards, and looking at pictures. He saw great value in education and was a voracious reader. He kept his sharp mind until the end. He was difficult to love at times, but nobody can deny that there was something about him that we’ll miss forever.
There will be no visitation or service. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with burial alongside his wife in Nakina at a later date. Donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolences www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—John THOMAS
With immense sadness, we announce the passing of John August Thomas at 65 years of age. Born March 9, 1957 in Sudbury, Ontario, John laid his burden down after an absolutely fearless journey through glioblastoma brain cancer on March 13, 2022 in Brockville, Ontario.
Predeceased by his parents Romeo “Duke” and Muriel (Hill) Thomas and his brother Michael, John leaves behind his beloved wife Penny (Mcphee), daughters Leslie (Lucas) Panoulias, Julie (Jonathan) Nason, son Matthew Thomas and grandchildren Claire, Lexie, Thomas, Camden and Carlie. He also leaves to mourn his passing, his sister Susan Thomas and brother Ted (Cheryl) Thomas. John grew up in Capreol, Ontario before the call of the oil sands drew him and his wife to Fort McMurray, Alberta in 1979 where he took a job as a welder for Syncrude Canada. When he retired in 2012, it was as the mine mobile maintenance manager and with the same respect and admiration of his peers that he had for each of them.
John’s life was exactly what he wanted it to be. A driven, straightforward and intelligent man, he was constantly moving in the direction he wanted to go. John earned his MBA in his 30s, became a private pilot, built a family cottage and did his own renos. There was never a time when the smell of saw dust, welding fumes and engine oil didn’t hang in the air of his garage. He could be found almost any weekend working on a project, be it the completion of a basement, the construction of a deck, tinkering with his project Mustang, or even the important business of monitoring the smoker as it cooked his latest catch of fish. In retirement, John moved with Penny back to Ontario, to the North Frontenac region where he built their dream log home, of which he was immensely proud.
Those that knew him remember his genuine smile, his hearty laughter, his quick wit and ever present, sarcastic sense of humour. They remember the absolute pride he had for his loving family, who accompanied him on adventures great and small. His family remembers long drives through the mountains, movie nights, the importance of the Beach Boys whilst out in the boat and Elvis on Christmas morning, conversations on physics at the table, midnight donuts, kitchen dances, and how most spiders they needed rescuing from were promptly named Herman or Ziggy Radishack. Restaurant chefs will remember him as the man who ordered waiver-requiring numbers of hot peppers in his foods, anyone attempting to call his phone will remember hearing “Yello?” instead of “Hello?” and cashiers everywhere will remember his answers of “OK” to simple A or B questions. Of all the lessons taught to those who knew and loved him, John would want this to be remembered above all; Treat others with kindness, respect and offer to share your happiness. It costs nothing, is worth the most and means everything.
We’ve got this, Dad. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada in his honour.
Rest In Peace—Rachel Ann MCVITTIE (nee Gilbert)
Rachel died peacefully and surrounded by family, after a valiant 18 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. She is sadly missed by her loving best friend, companion and devoted husband of 60 years, Robert, her children Bruce (Elizabeth) of Boston, Mass., Catherine (Mike) of Geneseo, NY, Alison (Philip) of Strathroy, and Stuart (Jen) of Parry Sound. She is also missed by her six granddaughters, Leanora, Rachel, Kathleen, Kelly, Caroline, and Beatrice.
Daughter of Leonard and Catherine (nee MacVannel) Gilbert of Capreol, Ontario, she was predeceased by her brothers David and Angus. She is survived by her youngest brother John (Meredith), her sister-in-law Diane, her nieces Mary and Sarah and their families.
Born in a small town in Northern Ontario she had an abiding love for the outdoors and enjoyed spending time at “The Camp” that she and Robert built on a remote lake for their young children. Having graduated from the University of Toronto she moved to Kingsville, Ontario where she met Robert. After settling in Brantford, she taught English at Pauline Johnson until family arrived. As they grew, she joined Melodie Daboll to start The Brantford Bookworm where she enjoyed working for many years and was able to indulge her passion for reading. Her true passion though was her family and the grandchildren she dearly loved. Prominently located in their home is a picture of her entire family celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at the camp.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service and reception at 2:00pm on Sunday May 15, 2022 at Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations can be made to the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton or a charity of their choice.
Rest In Peace—Teri Lynne Brode (nee Wiebe)
Passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the age of 54.
Cherished daughter of Gordon (“papa”, predeceased) and Audrey Jean Wiebe who had been there for her through thick and thin and strongly protective over her. Loving mom of daughter Kelsey Lynne (fiance Matthew), son Mathew and grand daughter Kendall Violet Breault.
Teri knew her course of life was limited so her time as nanny was very precious and she cherished every face time session whether it be singing or teaching Kendall her the “abc’s”.
Words cannot convey how much her sister Shelby Lee (husband Rob) Liinamaa meant to her and what they meant to each other. They had mutual respect and unconditional love for one another.
Teri had a special bond with her niece Al McInnis (Ben) whom she loved and adored. As well her two nephews Brayden and Austin Liinamaa.
She will be especially missed by her fur babies Bruce, Hank and Jack.
Teri will also be missed by her husband Troy.
She will be well remembered by her lifelong friends Coreen and Cathy.
A special thank you to Cathy, Andy, Meagan and Allison for always being there for Teri when she needed it.
Teri was selfless and was always there when you needed her, despite her disability. Her love for her family was fierce and ever present.
She was very proud of her children and their accomplishments never missing a hockey game, soccer, track meets, swim lessons and dance recitals.
Her passion as a sports fan was very noticeable when it came to baseball (blue jays), curling and the leafs (losing once again).
Teri had a great sense of humor and had everyone laughing.
We take comfort knowing she is with papa and to say she will be missed by many.
If desired, the family prefers for donations to be made to the Arthritis Society or Pet Save.
Rest In Peace—Theresa CAMIRAND
It is with great sadness, and much love, that the family of Theresa Marie Camirand announce her peaceful passing on Monday, 28th of March, at the age of 92 years.
Treasured wife of Bernard for 69 years (predeceased), mother of Brian (Deb), James (Kate), Jennifer (Tineke), sons Timothy and Joseph both predeceased, and daughter-in-law Donalee predeceased, granddaughters; Ashlee (Jason) and Andrea (Bill), and great grandchildren; Ava, Mia, Gianna, and Myles. Sister to, Marie (Eddie, predeceased), Elaine (Pat), Linda (David). Loved and treasured by an extended family of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Violet, and five siblings, Tony, Pauline, Ramona, Florinda, and James.
An active member of her community and church for over sixty years Theresa was guided by a deep love for family, friends, and faith, spent a lifetime putting people first in all that she did, had time for all who entered her home, and lived out a life of hospitality and kindness, that was available to all and any who were privileged to have known her.
Memorial Mass in Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 11am. (Friends may gather after 10am at the church). Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Capreol Food Bank would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Allan KELLY
In loving memory of Allan Joseph Kelly 82 years. Passed away on Thursday, March 17th, 2022 at Health Sciences North.
Beloved husband of Sandra Kelly (nee MacIntyre) predeceased in 2014. Loving father of 4, Fraser predeceased in 2012, Stephen, Shawn, and Tina (Chris). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Veronica (Jason), Matthew (Marci), Maryah, and Sydney and great grandchildren Olivia, Kayden, and Miller. Predeceased by his parents Morris and Madeline Kelly and siblings, Bob, Wayne and Francis. Survived by his brother Donnie. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Allan was a lifelong resident of Capreol. His favorite place to be was at his camp “Costalotsa” in Peterbell, Ontario.
At Allan’s request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with burial at a later date in the Capreol Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—Harvey AUGER
Dad has decided to start a new life and join our Mother, Penny, his beloved wife (predeceased).
Harvey passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 with family by his side. Loving father to Christopher (Tami), Michael (Lisa) and Robin (Laurie). Cherished Grampa of Laci (predeceased), Quinton, Dalton, Chrystal, Alexis, Maddie, Gracie, Timothy and Jesse. Great Grampa to Kael, Rory, Miles, Angel, and Sebastian. Dear son of Harvey and Norma Auger (nee Sweezey) both predeceased. Dearly loved brother of Allan (Linda) and Donna. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews Lorie, Kim, Tony, Dawn, Shawn, Gregg and Jonathan.
Born in Sudbury he worked 26 years as a Manager for Grafton Frasers in the Woolco Store. How he loved those $1.44 days, as we all did! He enjoyed many things in life and was especially proud of his fastpitch softball windmill days as a pitcher. Being an avid golfer he always enjoyed a good challenge on the course. He loved his pasta and cheesies until the very end. Harvey was extremely proud of his family.
A special thank you to all the present and past staff at the Elizabeth Centre for their exceptional dedication that went beyond expectation in the care of our Dad.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service or visitation. A Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date for family and friends.
Donations to a charity close to your heart would be appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com
Rest In Peace—Carol SPRY
In loving memory of Carol Spry (nee Melanson), 79 years, who passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, on March 9, 2022.
Wife of Len Spry of Capreol, Mother of Laura (Barry), Sandy (Romain), Bonnie (Marc), Peter (predeceased), Greg (Lauralee), grandmother and great Grandmother. Sister to Brian, Craig, Joe (predeceased) and Paula.
Mom loved to go home to New Brunswick and take in the smells of the salt air and put her feet in the shores of the ocean while collecting sea glass. She was a dedicated and devoted member of Trinity United Church where she sat on many committees and volunteered at numerous fundraisers. She enjoyed outings with the Red Hats Society. Her pass times included: gardening, crafts, knitting, acting, and doing puzzles with Dad in the porch. Dad especially liked her taste for cooking. Dad would drive mom in the morning to have coffee and fellowship with her coffee gang, whom she’ll miss dearly and for ice-cream cones at Dairy Queen.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Health Sciences North, the paramedics, the Capreol Nurse Practitioners Office, and Trinity United Church Minister Pamela; for all making mom’s end of life so comfortable and peaceful. The overflow of love, kind gestures, cards and food were very heart warming to the family. Thank you to all.
Celebration of Mom’s life will take place this spring at the Capreol Cemetery. Donations to Trinity United Church in Capreol, would be graciously appreciated. Cremation to take place at the Parklawn Crematorium. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—Edmond Brian DUMONTELLE
Let us celebrate the life of Edmond Brian Dumontelle who slipped away from us at HSN on March 6, 2022, age 76 years. Did you notice it rained that day? The sky weeping with me as I mourned his passing. Brian Dumontelle was a very talented technical wizard and worked at Cambrian College for many years. He was a kind older brother to Joe; a passionate lover of the outdoors, a houseboat builder, and navigator par excellence, a loving and engaging grandpa to Alexander, Hannah, Ceilidh, Isabel, Kelsea, Johnny, and Daniel. He was my best friend and husband for 30 joyful years. Lately he had been increasingly sore and frustrated; I am thankful we had all those wonderful years and thankful that his pain is now over.
At Brian’s request there will be no funeral visitation or service. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Cremation will take place at the Parklawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers donations to Trinity United Church Capreol would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—Norman SAUVE
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Norman Sauve of Capreol on February 24th, 2022. He quietly slipped away with his loving wife of 53 years Shirley (nee Smith) by his side. Left behind to mourn are his three sons Norm Jr (Carrie), Marc (Emily) and Chad (Chantal). Also missing greatly him are his three grandchildren Steven (Sabrina), Michelle and Corry (Patricia). As well as his great grandchildren Alexis, Ella, Alexander, and Beau. Norm is also survived by his brother Vic (Andrea) and his sister Nicole and predeceased by his parents Albert and Edna and brothers Lucien, Roger, Robert (Bunny) and his sister Vivian.
As well many nieces and nephews. Norm worked for over 50 years in the hardware and plumbing business. Most recently retiring from Plumbing warehouse. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, biking, camping and playing cards. He loved to entertain singing and playing his guitar near a warm fire. He will also be greatly missed by his furbaby Amber Rose. In the words of Willie Nelson, “Seven Spanish Angels took another Angel Home.” In keeping with Norms wishes there will be an outdoor celebration of life later this summer. In lieu of flowers donations to the Northeast Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Cecile Rose MILKS
In Loving Memory of Cecile Rose Milks (nee Castonguay), 86 Years, who passed away at Pioneer Manor surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, February 20, 2022.
Cecile is now reunited with her husband Llewellyn “Lou” Milks (predeceased 1985). Cherished mother of Patricia Bazuik (Wayne predeceased), Winnifred Bourgeault, Darlene Chenard (D’Arcy), Donald Milks (Rhonda) and Barbara Cornthwaite (Darrel). Beloved grandma of Vicki, Vincent, Dan, Jennifer, Darrell, Lisa, Crystal, Derek, Denis, Marc, Kayla & Shawn and will be missed by 18 great grandchildren. Dear daughter of Napoleon “Paul” and Maude Castonguay (both predeceased). Survived by her sister Alice and predeceased by Jimmy, Romeo, Judy and Donald. Sadly missed by many nieces nephews, relatives and friends.
Cecile had a love of the outdoors especially her camp in Milnat and enjoyed socializing. She was always devoted to her family and cared for them. She was an avid bowler and we will all miss her scent of homemade baked bread.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
(Arrangements entrusted to the Sudbury Park Lawn Cremation Service)Published on February 22, 2022
Rest In Peace—Richard MIGNEAULT
In memory of Richard (Richie) Migneault, 55, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 12th at Health Sciences North. Beloved son of the late Dorothy Migneault (née Rayner) and Richard Migneault (Judy Marcotte Golka). Dear nephew and God Child of Jacqueline Martin (Daniel Courville) and remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and acquaintances.
Although he was afflicted by a severe form of muscular dystrophy, Richie accomplished many things in his life and no challenge was too great. After graduating with a degree in Commerce from Cambrian College, He worked in different fields. With his love of music, Richie along with childhood friends created the rock group “Diamond Fortress” and entertained many of the good people of Northern Ontario.
Before becoming a strong advocate and spokesperson for people with disabilities. Richie co-founded the Sudbury Muscular Dystrophy Chapter. Much of his time was devoted to successfully organizing fundraisers with the help and support of wonderful, dedicated volunteers and local business owners. He planned and organized many events such as Summerfest, Ryan’s Run with Harley’s Owner’s Group, many golf tournaments, dances, bingos and other events to provide funds for families and individuals coping with their disabilities. For his efforts, Richie received several awards of excellence and became known as: ‘The Voice’. Richie was a well-balanced individual and was endowed with a great “Joie de Vivre”.
His courage, strength of character and charm touched and inspired everyone.
He loved spending time with his family and friends, loved concerts of all genres. (Especially KISS) and enjoyed several trips throughout America.
Richie and his family have always been grateful for the support and care of his wonderful selfless personal caregivers. Over the years, many deep friendships developed.
After first meeting Richie, you had a friend. He was an inspiring soul who filled everyone with awe. He will be missed and fondly remembered.
The family would like to thank the paramedics, nurses, doctors, and staff at HSN for the wonderful care they provided.
A celebration of life will be scheduled later.
Donations to the March of Dimes or the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Richie’s memory would be greatly appreciated. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca
Rest In Peace—Dolores STEVENS
It is with deep sadness that we say good bye to our mother Dolores Stevens. Mom passed on Thursday, February 10. 2022 at Ramsey Lake Health Centre in Sudbury at the age of 86 years.
In addition to Dolores’ parents, she was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband James and eldest son Brian. Surviving by daughters Heather (Harold) of Winnipeg, Wendy (Mike) of Garson and sons Barry (Lise) of Sudbury and Robert (Kristen) of Gimli. Daughter-in-law Marion of Saskatoon. Grandchildren Michael (Sokha), Alexis (Ed), Brigitte, Christian (Sylvia), Jennifer (Mark), Patrick (Amanda), Amanda, Brianna (Jason), Jody, Kayla, Kaitlin (Keifer), Evan (Avery), Theo (Michelle). 21 great grandchildren. Sister Sandy (Ted) and brother Glenn (Karen). Many nieces and nephews.
Mom’s highlights were being with her family, especially the family reunion. She loved spending time at camp with Wendy, going to the cottage when visiting Heather or talks with Sandy and Glenn. Mom would sit for hours reading or doing crosswords.
Thank you to the staff at Ramsey Lake Health Centre 5th floor.
A celebration of Mom’s life will take place at a later date.
Mom will be sadly missed but forever in our hearts.
Rest In Peace—Robert (Bob) McDonald
In loving memory of Robert (Bob) McDonald, who passed away peacefully at Pioneer Long Term Care Home in Sudbury, on January 31, 2022, at the age of 92.
Bob, also known to many as Boxcar and Flatcar, was born in North Bay, ON, on January 22, 1930, the only son of “Boxcar” Wilfred (Bob) James McDonald and Vera McDonald (nee Winters), and loving brother of Beth (Harry Simpson) and Vivian (George “Bud” Enborg), all predeceased. His family moved to Capreol, ON, when he was 4 years old. He continued to live in the family home on Lakeshore Rd. (previously named River Street), eventually raising a family with his cherished wife of 61 years, Lois (nee Davidson) predeceased, until 2018, when he moved into Pioneer Manor.
Bob is survived by his son (Bob) Robert McDonald (Jackie) of Langley, BC., and daughter Shelley Bechamp of Capreol (Norm Rainville, predeceased), grandchildren Kevin Bechamp (Shannon), Robert McDonald (Shaun), Brian Bechamp, Sarah McDonald (Mike), and James McDonald (Erin), and great grandchildren Max, Elizabeth, Jackson, Katelyn, Peyton, Carter and Hadlee. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
As a young man, Bob worked as a lineman for INCO and then hired on with the CNR, retiring as a Yardmaster after 34 years of service. He always enjoyed sports of any kind. In his youth, he played hockey and also pitched in a baseball league in Copper Cliff. He was a proud Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan. He assisted ‘Coach’ Jim Coleman with the Capreol Track and Field Club and later helped organize Track and Field meets for kids on Labour Day Weekend in Capreol. He fondly remembered volunteering as a Security Guard at the World Junior Track and Field Meet hosted by Sudbury, in 1988. He followed his son in hockey and his daughter in broomball. He loved being at the arena. After he retired from the CNR, he bought a skate sharpening machine and sharpened skates at the Capreol arena for several years. Quite often he would make the comment, “I put a goal in your skates!” to players of all ages.
Bob and Lois enjoyed traveling, undertaking road trips across North America, making the trips to BC to visit family and eventually spending many summers at their seasonal trailer at Stanley Park on Manitoulin Island, where they would often be found touring around from one end of the Island to the other, meeting new friends and rekindling old friendships.
Special thanks to family friend, and neighbour, Dan Foucault, for helping make it possible for Bob to remain in his house for a few extra years before moving to Pioneer Manor. Also, a special thank you to M&R Grill for preparing trays of food that were delivered to Bob on several occasions. Thank you so much to the entire staff at Pioneer Manor in Sudbury. Bob was a resident there for 4 years and was looked after extremely well.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Homes.
Rest In Peace—Ken GUSTAFSON
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ken Gustafson on Saturday Feb. 5, 2022 at HSN with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Helen Gustafson (nee McPhee), father of Sandra Castonguay (Ritchie), Tracy Gunn (Don) and Kelly Farrell (Johnny). Grandfather of Kelsey Gunn (Andy), Mallory Gunn (Thomas), Shanley Taillefer (Nick), Lindsey Levesque (Nick), Taryn Farrell and Liam Farrell. Great Grandfather of Lincoln, Hudson, Archer and Avery. Brother of Dorothy Giroux (Norm predeceased), Brother-in-law of Teresa MacEachern (Andy predeceased) and Joan McPhee and predeceased by sisters in law Annie Carscallen (Loyst), Catherine Closs (Norval) and Rita McPhee. He will also be missed by many Nieces and Nephews, who are recalling so many fond memories of their favourite Uncle.
Ken was born in Winnipeg Manitoba to Hilding and Ellen Gustafson (nee Jacobson) and the family moved to Capreol where he built his life and contributed to the community in so many ways. He married Helen on February 6, 1956 and passed away 1 day before their 66th wedding anniversary. He worked for CN and Via rail for 39 years as a trainman/conductor, retiring in January 1990. One of his most memorable trips on the passenger train was when he met Orville Redenbacher who was going on a fishing trip. He always enjoyed his work on the passenger train and was never late for his shift.
He was an avid volunteer for many organizations both during his work and retirement years. This included his lifetime membership with the Capreol Lions Club, Capreol Knights of Columbus, Sudbury Volunteer Police Service and Meals on Wheels. He received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for outstanding volunteer service in the community and the Lions Club Helen Keller Award, along with several other honours.
Ken organized and was involved in many community events over the years. If any, his one fault was being unable to say no to anyone who asked for his help. He always looked forward to planning the annual CN golf tournament with his good friend Frankie Mazzuca. Ken made countless friends over the years, and they always knew they could count on him to lend a hand.
Ken will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and selflessness. He greatly impacted his community and was loved by all. Ken was especially proud of his family; he always carried a photo wallet to show everyone how beautiful they were. He was always sure to have a pocketful of Werther’s to hand out as well.
Thank you to the staff of HSN and the Clarion for their kindness and compassion during this difficult time. If desired, donations to the Capreol Lion’s Club or Our Lady of Peace Church would be appreciated.
Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer where friends may gather from 2-5 & 7-9pm Wednesday. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol on Thursday, February 10th, 2022 at 11am. Cremation with burial in Markstay.
Rest In Peace—Jack BARRAND
In loving memory of Jack V. Barrand who passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 at Health Sciences North at the age of 87. He was devoted to his loving wife Carol predeceased. Loving father of Lee Ann (John) of Gilbert, Arizona, and Brad (Holly) of Capreol. Cherished grandfather of Bryce and Rosemary and great grandfather of Seven and “Grandpaw” to his canine buddy Token. Dear son of Russell and Agnes both predeceased. Dear brother of Lennox predeceased (Ina) of Lakeland, Florida, Betty (Roger predeceased) of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Sally (Ivan) both predeceased. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was a lifelong resident of Capreol. He and his father owned and operated Barrand’s Hardware for many years. After retiring from the business, he then went on to work for Sear’s retiring in 2000. His fondest memories were spending many years with his family at their cottage on Ella Lake, and fishing at his parent’s cottage on Henderson Lake. At Jack’s request, there will be no funeral visitation or service. Donations to the St. Alban Anglican Church, Capreol would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Homes.
Rest In Peace—Yvette LANE
It is with great sadness that the “Lane girls” announce the passing of their matriarch, Yvette Lane (nee D’Appolonia) in her 93rd year.
Yvette married her sweetheart Gilles Lane in 1954, (predeceased 2000). Yvette was born to Luigi and Tarcisia D’Appolonia (nee Marcuzzi) in 1929. She was the dear sister of Lenore, Peter, Anthony, Violet (Val) (all predeceased), Mary of Burlington and Bert of Capreol. Dear sister-in-law of Margaret (John predeceased) of Milton. Yvette was the proud mother of four daughters; Louise (Mathew) of Lynden, Washington, Mary Ann (Bruce) of Markham, Ontario, Nancy (Brian Dube) of Capreol, and Suzanne Shahadah (Mokhtar) of Parksville, BC. She was an amazing and loving Noni to Steven (Jessica), Emily, Elizabeth (Matt), Laura (Jake), Katherine, Katie, Peter (Julia), Charlie (Tayla), Hannah, Yusuf (Hafsa), Tariq, Ali (Talshyn) and Omar. Bis Noni to Julia and baby Christopher (predeceased).
Yvette graduated from the Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing. She was a respected and dedicated nurse in the Sudbury area, working at the old St. Josephs, Laurentian and Health Sciences North hospitals. Her nursing classmates continued to be life long friends and celebrated their friendship with their weekly bridge games. Yvette was a woman of family and faith. Mom was exceptionally kind, generous, sharing and a giving person to her girls and grandchildren. She was a devout Roman Catholic, praying for all of us until the end. Yvette was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the MS Society or YMCA Strong Kids would be appreciated by the family. Funeral mass at Our Lady of Peace Church in Capreol on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 at 11:00 am. Masks are mandatory. Burial in the Capreol Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Ian CAPPADOCIA
Ian James Cappadocia, age 47, passed away at his home in the early morning hours of Christmas day, after celebrating his birthday with his friends.
Ian loved life, his son, his many friends, and music. He was almost unbeatable at his favorite game of chess. Ian was the son of Janet (nee Campbell) and Micheal Cappadocia of Capreol. He will be missed by his sister Laura and her husband Tom Patterson of Capreol. He leaves behind his son Amadeo, his special friend Lianna Madison and his first beautiful granddaughter Veera Cappadocia of Sudbury. He will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles and all his cousins. He will also be missed by his best friends Onny and Robbie Young, Heather Cameron, Norm Chouinard and very special friend to Kristina Harvey and Julianna.
There will be a gathering in the spring to honor Ian, the information will be given at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ian’s name directly to Pet Save c/o Jill Pessot.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Gunter Schmitz
In loving memory of Gunter Schmitz who passed away at Health Sciences North on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the age of 86 years. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Anderson). Loving father of Debra (Ray) Gravelle, Paul (Dianne predeceased), David and Glenn (Tracy Bogdan). Gunter also leaves behind his sister Sonja (George predeceased) Rutkouski of Lively, brothers Winfried (Margaret) Boczek of Sudbury, Togo (Renate) Boczek of Sudbury, Tony (Jeanette) Boczek of Kingson and Edgar (Dianne) Boczek of Pinawa, Manitoba. Gunter will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
Gunter touched many people’s hearts and will be remembered for the 50 plus years he did upholstery for a living in the Greater Sudbury Area. His craft was loved and appreciated by many along with his laughter and his many stories.
If desired, donations may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation https://www.heartandstroke.ca/.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Anita THOMPSON
The family announces with deep sorrow the passing of Anita (Bevilacqua) Thompson on January 18th, 2022 at Health Sciences North.
Dear daughter of the late Guiseppa and Pasquale from Pisterzo, Italy. Loving wife of the late David “Dave” Thompson (Sr). Loving mother of David (Patti Fitzgerald), Christina and Patrick (predeceased). Cherished Nonni of Hannah. Dear sister of the late Ezio and his wife Marlene, Mike (predeceased) and his wife Barbara, Tony and his wife Janis (predeceased). Dear sister-in-law of Sheila (Thompson) Romaine (Sylvestre, predeceased), Betty (Thompson) Roberts (John, predeceased) and of the late Albert (Lola). Zia Anita will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.
Anita was a loving soul with an infectious laugh who took great pride in carrying on her family traditions including her signature pasta sauce. A Capreol girl, born and raised with a great love for her little town. She was a devoted mother and Nonni who will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and her beloved Bentley.
Special thanks to the staff at Extendicare Falconbridge and South Tower 4 at HSN for the care and compassion they all provided for our mom. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Capreol Heritage Railway Museum.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Homes.
Rest In Peace—Michael Shepherd
The family announces with sorrow the passing of Michael Shepherd at the age of 91 after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by his wife Colette Pilon. Loving father of Josée Pilon-Jacques (Ghislain), Emma Shepherd, Micky Shepherd (Carly), Leisa Martin Heath (Bill), Craig Martin and Paul Martin (Toby). Proud Papa and Grandpa to Sarah, Noah, Gabriel, Elwyn, Shea, Arri, Karissa, Samantha, Liam, Chelsea, Cameron, Jason, Jamie and Aleisha. Great grandpa to Chase, Logan, Joshua, Dylan, Caiden, Brianna, Stella, Jude and Sterling. Michael was predeceased by his parents Gwendolyn Amy Moss and Joseph Martin as well as his sister Angela Martin. In addition to family and friends, he will be missed by many whose life he has touched throughout his journey.
Michael lived a full life following his heart and passion. Michael was an actor, playwright, and stage director. He performed in many theatres across Canada (Stratford, New Brunswick, Toronto, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Sudbury, etc.). He had a few TV credits under his belt and also loved to write short stories and plays.
Michael also had great compassion and loved to use his craft to advocate for the downtrodden and the underdog. He was an active member of Trinity United Church which was like a family to him. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his community involvement, his generosity, and his talent both on and off the stage. Michael has touched the lives of many people throughout his 91 years on earth and his legacy will live on in the heart of people who loved him.
The family would like to thank the Cancer Treatment Center, Bayshore Health Care, Canadian Shield, Paramed Home Health Care, and everyone who was part of his circle of care.
A celebration of life will be held in the Spring of 2022.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the YES THEATRE at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/youth-entertaining-sudbury-yes-theatre/
Rest In Peace—Doris McLeish
After a wonderful life of longevity, heaven has gained another angel on Friday, December 31st, 2021. Doris in her 102nd year. She reunites with her loving husband Adam Alexander McLeish, their sons Robert and Douglas, as well as great grandson Alex Thomson and great granddaughter Kyla Jokinen. She joins her parents Adam and Alice Sweezey (nee Fraser), her siblings Gilmour (Grace also predeceased), Vernon Nepitt (Alex also predeceased), Norma Auger (Harvey also predeceased), Geraldine “Gerry” Lee (Mickey also predeceased), Ronald, and Donald (Katherine also predeceased).
Left with an abundance of great memories are her children Bonnie Thomson (Larry) of Hanmer, Bill of Capreol, Barbara Morris (Tim) of Val Caron, and Brenda Mannila (Dan) of South Porcupine. Mom had a great adoration for and received great care from her daughter- in- law Betty Ann (Bob predeceased) McLeish and a wonderful relationship with her sister- in- law Joyce Sweezey. She also led a very busy life with many friends who knew her as an excellent cook, avid knitter, competitive Bridge player and all types of card games, skater, cross-country skier, square dancer, and great neighbour. She was also active in the Capreol community as member of St. Alban’s ACW, Capreol Seniors Club, and the Rebekah Lodge. When not travelling or camping on Manitoulin Island, Mom alongside Dad could be found at the Capreol Arena either working or as a spectator.
Most of all she was a wonderful grandmother to her 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild, all who will forever have their love of “Gramma Duck”/”Nanny Duck” in their hearts.
The family would like to thank all the staff at St. Gabriel’s Villa where she received exceptional care in High Falls. A special thank you to Diane for everything above and beyond! As per Doris’ wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service at St. Alban the Martyr will be held at a later date.
Given Mom’s faith, in lieu of flowers a donation made to St. Alban the Martyr Church would be graciously accepted. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Andrew Boudreau
In loving memory of Andrew Joseph Boudreau, who passed away suddenly Sunday, December 19th, 2021, at home. Aged 77 years, he was born in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia to Mary Rose and Charles Boudreau (both predeceased) on January 23rd, 1944. Andrew was happily married to the love of his life, Stella Boudreau (predeceased) for 56 years. They had three children: Andrew Boudreau Jr. (Karen), Michele Cassio, and Monique Farrell (Shane). He was a devoted and loving father and a cherished Papa to all 6 of his grandchildren: Jacob Boudreau (Tarrah), Myella Boudreau, Sam Cassio (Alanna), Haley Cassio (Jonathan), Abigail Cassio (Maxwell), and Molly Farrell. He ecstatically welcomed his first great grandchild, Maxwell Cassio, in August of 2020. Dear brother of Clarence Boudreau (predeceased), Francis Boudreau (predeceased; Hilda), and Raymond Boudreau (Caroline). He will be deeply missed by all of his nieces and nephews, his wife’s family, the Ouellette’s, who took him in with open arms since he was 20 years old, and especially his “Buddy”, Brenda Mailloux. Also missed by his neighbor, Cathy Labrash, who was always there with a hot plate of food, and his dear friend Phillip DelPapa who never failed to stop by for coffee and a chat.
Andrew took precious care of anything that was “his”; his house, his tools, the clothes on his back, but most importantly, his family. He was devoted to his wife; he often said that Stella “saved him”. He was dedicated to his children, and when he became a grandfather, he and Stella helped raise them too. He was exceptionally proud of his grandson, Sam, and his music; his band, Murder Murder was Andy’s favourite. His house had an open-door policy, and there was nothing that made him happier than seeing his home (and pool) filled with the people he loved. He was a beloved member of the Capreol community, most notably as a respected coach of the Capreol Hawks for 14 years. Andrew loved hockey and could give you any statistic at the drop of a hat.
He will be remembered for his commitment to those he loved, his sense of humor, and his love of life and family. Those who had the privilege to know him will miss the way he could tell a story, his booming laugh, wide smile, and “that” look in his eye.
We will miss you dad, but we know you are where you belong, with mom, together again.
Due to COVID-19 a celebration of life will be held later in the Spring. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—Mary Catherine SAWYER
In loving memory of Mary Catherine Sawyer (nee Pickett).
Our family announces with both sadness and loving memories, the passing of our beloved mother Mary Sawyer, age 97, who passed away on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021. She has peacefully gone to be with the Lord and our father Felix Sawyer.
She was born in Capreol November 17th, 1924 to Dan and Margaret Pickett. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother Michael John Pickett. She married Felix Sawyer in 1947 and had four children.
Some of mom’s fondest memories included spending summers with her cousins on her Uncle Pete’s farm in Lloydminster. Mom enjoyed working for CNR in Sudbury in the 1940’s as a stenographer. She spent her life tirelessly taking care of her family, her mother, and her husband. Later in life, she began oil painting and created dozens of beautiful pictures. Most of all, Mom loved living in Capreol.
She will be missed and remembered by her children, Theresa Brisson (predeceased by Ray) of Sault Ste. Marie, Brian (predeceased by Donna/Ginette) of Sudbury, Margaret Richer (Rheal) of Capreol, Bernadette Bonk (David) of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Heidi (Wade), Raymond, Wendy, Kirk (Vanessa), Keith (Ronda), Jeffery (Daina), Lisa (Andrew), Heather (Adam), Jessica (Bret), and great grandchildren Michael, Matthew, Jeramy, Serenity, Sarah, Ryan, Brock, Kolten, Chelsea, and Lily.
Thank you to the Meadowbrook Staff who took care of mom during her final years, she enjoyed the daily activities and said she felt like she was living on a cruise boat. Thank you to the staff at the Sudbury hospital and St. Joseph’s rehabilitation center who made mom’s final days comfortable. A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol on Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at 1pm. Friends may gather at the church after 12:30pm Saturday. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel.
Rest In Peace—Jorge DA SILVA
The family announces with great sorrow his sudden passing in Capreol on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the age of 81 years. Son of the late Antonio and the late Teresa (née Carreira) Da Silva. Dear brother of Antonio, Carlos and John. Predeceased by his sister Teresa. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.
Rest In Peace—Glen AUSTIN
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Glen on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the age of 59 years.
Glen is predeceased by his parents Marnie and Glen Austin. Special friend of Bonnie Darroch. Devoted father to Dorothy Chaval of Fort Frances, David and Alex Austin both of Hanmer. He will be missed by his siblings Ken and his partner Margaret of London, Cindy (Bob, predeceased) of Port Dover, Scott (Rhonda) of Capreol and Keith (Lynn) of Capreol. Glen had many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A Celebration of Glen’s Life will be held at a later date. If desired donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—John “Jack” STEWART
In loving memory of John “Jack” Stewart who passed away on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at his residence at the age of 83.
Beloved husband of Nancy Stewart (nee Stanzel) predeceased 1997. Loving father of Terry (Marilyn) and Shona predeceased. Cherished grandfather of Karl (Leanne) and Stephanie (Dave) and great grandfather of Connor, Hannah, Hailey, Sawyer, Avery, and Carson. Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Margaret Stewart and siblings Bill Stewart (Margaret), Beatrice Metcalf and Margaret Drake (Bill). Special friend and partner of Carol Morrison. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews.
Jack was an avid outdoorsman, always happiest spending time in the bush or on the water. He loved cross country skiing, physical fitness, his daily walks, and trips to his hunt camp at Stackpool, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and canoeing. Jack worked his entire career with the Canadian National Railway retiring after more than 35 years. In his earlier years, he was a dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge and long time member of Trinity United Church in Capreol.
Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer where friends may gather after 10:30am Monday, November 15th, 2021. Funeral service in the chapel at 12pm with a reception to follow. Interment in the Capreol Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Wildlife Federation would be appreciated.
Rest In Peace—Patrick LEONARD
Patrick Gerald Leonard passed away 06 November 2021, peacefully, in the nursing home with his wife (Lois) nearby. They had been together for 68 years!
Pat was born 10 November 1929 in Hornepayne Ontario, the 5th of 6 children. He is predeceased by his parents Robert & Edith Leonard, all of his siblings and 1 grandchild. Pat worked for Canadian National Railway in Northern Ontario while raising a family of 3 boys and enjoying cottage life. Pat felt that service connects us to the community by helping to improve it and make it a better place for all to live in. He demonstrated that through being a town councillor, joining the arena board and as a lifelong Shriner. After retirement they joined the community at Agnew Lake Ontario.
Those left behind to mourn Pat include his wife (Lois), sons Robert (Karen), Kenneth (Connie), and Patrick Jr (Christine); 5 nephews/nieces; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; lifelong friends/workmates and those at Collingwood Nursing Home in Collingwood Ontario.
People wishing to honor Patrick’s lifelong commitment to family and community can make donations or gifts of service to the charity of their choice.
“As long as we remember a person, they’re not really gone. Their thoughts, their feelings, their memories, they become a part of us.”
Rest In Peace—Joanne YADE
On Oct. 26,2021 at Health Sciences North with family and close friends, Joanne Catherine Yade peacefully left this world.
Born to Ronald and Evelyne (nee Geddes) Yade on Sept. 8, 1957 in Sudbury, she grew into a compassionate, intelligent, loving, and humble woman with a kind heart. Her creativity & many talents were expressed through vocal & instrumental music, crafts, various art forms & cooking. After moving to Capreol she became an active member in Trinity United Church. Even when illness confined her to her home, she maintained her wonderful sense of humour & generous nature.
Predeceased by her father, Ronald, and sister, Kim, left to grieve are her mother, Evelyne, brother Mike Yade, niece, Vikki (Anthony Caradonna), nephew, Nick Yade, foster sister, Lena Slivinski, foster niece, Hayley Green and 2 great nephews, 1 great niece, and dear friends, Marilyn Neganegijig, Millie Cayen and Faye Moffat.
As per Joanne’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Ethel CHARRON
It is with profound sadness that the family announces her death at the age 97 years on November 2, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Villa.
Ethel was born in Charlottetown PEI and moved to Ontario in her early twenties where she met her “Sugar” Paul-Emile Charron. They were married on May 10, 1945 and were fortunate enough to celebrate 56 Wedding Anniversaries. Loving mother of George Garnhum (late Joan), Paulette Leach (Garry) and Claudette Strom (John). She will be missed and lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 7 sisters and 4 brothers.
Ethel spent many years working alongside the love of her life, Paul-Emile running a fishing and hunting camp north of Capreol, known as the McKee’s Camp. The guests were continuously wowed by her fabulous cooking skills. She was also very active in her community in her younger years. She was a Commissioner for the Girl Guides, and she was on the board of the Sudbury ballet company. In 1984 Ethel received the Ontario Bicentennial Award recognizing her unselfish service to the community as a volunteer whose contribution of talent and time assisted and inspired others to achieve their own goals.
Ethel was an avid bowler, enjoyed Father Roy’s bingo with her friends, loved to play poker with her PEI crew, and was a very talented baker. Ethel was known in the community for her baking, taking orders for fancy cookies, squares, and decorating cakes for any occasion.
The family would like to thank CCAC for their years of support which allowed our mother to remain in her home for as long as she could. We would also like to recognize the staff at St. Joseph’s Villa for the wonderful care and compassion during the final years of Ethel’s life.
Interment will take place in St. Johns Cemetery, Garson on November 13, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., followed by a celebration of life at the Wahnapitae Community Centre from 2-4 p.m. Face masks and social distancing must be adhered, and proof of vaccination may be required.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph’s Villa or the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated. Cremation services entrusted to Simple Wishes of the North, Sudbury.
Rest In Peace—Joyce DUCHESNE-HUSSON
In loving memory of Joyce Annie Duchesne-Husson (nee Prior) who passed away Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at the Elizabeth Centre at the age of 89.
Beloved wife of George Husson predeceased. Mother of Rose-Marie (Gary), Guy (Kathy), Marc (Diane), Louis and the late Peter predeceased. Grandmother of Chris (Lisa), Corrine, Katherine (Sylvain) and 8 great grandchildren. Dear sister to Jim predeceased (Vivian), Ralph predeceased (Kaye), Joan (Andy) predeceased, Beulah predeceased, Lou (Bob) predeceased.
A heartfelt thank you to the RN’s, PSW’s and staff at the Elizabeth Centre for your kindness, hard work and dedication, and good friend Lucy and the coffee girls.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Br 179 Capreol Poppy Fund would be appreciated. At Joyce’s request, there will be no funeral visitation or service. Cremation with interment in the Capreol Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—Michael Aldemar BOIS
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Bois on Sunday October 17th, 2021 at the age of 78.
Michael will be dearly missed by his daughters, Carrie of Toronto and Michelle (Mark) of Orangeville. He took extreme pride in his two grandchildren Jack Michael Bruce (16) and James Hugh (14). Michael leaves behind his partner, Anne Chaloux and his faithful companion, Jorja.
Michael was predeceased by his loving sister Nancy and brother-in-law Duncan. He will be forever remembered by his sister Joanne Romanko (husband Ron), brother, Richard Bois (wife Carol) and many nieces and nephews.
His lake Penage camp was a place of happiness and peace for him where he enjoyed puttering, fishing, preparing his renowned camp breakfast, and a game of cribbage.
Michael spent his career in the automotive industry as a Service Advisor. Prior to retiring, he was the Service Advisor at Mazzuca Chrysler in Capreol, Ontario.
One of the biggest gifts to his family and his legacy will be his decision 34 years ago to commit to his sobriety. As a friend of Bill W, he was engaged in this community offering his wisdom and support to friends in a variety of settings.
The family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to his compassionate healthcare team at NEOCC and his wonderful homecare nurses(Julie, Tara and Kristy).
As an expression of sympathy, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the Bladder Cancer Association of Canada or Maison McCulloch Hospice.
A celebration of life will be held at the Lively Golf and Country Club, 305 6th Avenue, on Saturday, November 13th from 1-4pm. Proof of vaccination, ID and masks required.
Rest In Peace—Terry PRESCOTT
The family of Terry Prescott of Penticton, BC is saddened to announce his passing on September 21, 2021 at the age of 79 years.
Terry grew up in Capreol, ON and moved out West in 1967. He had a long career as a tour bus driver in Vancouver. Music, trains, travel and friends filled his life.
Terry is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sheila; his best friend, Jim Cushman; siblings, Don, Crystal, Haroldene, Heather, Patsy, Bruce, Doug, Randy and Reg; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is predeceased by siblings, Robert and Shirley.
Terry’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Westview Place North in Penticton for their compassionate care.
There will be no service as per Terry’s wishes.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Terrance Charles (Terry) Prescott, please visit: https://necrocanada.com/obituaries-2021/terrance-charles-terry-prescott-march-1-1942-september-21-2021-age-79/.
Rest In Peace—Elisabeth Johanna HERBERT
In Loving Memory of Elisabeth Johanna Herbert (nee Rose). Who passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Stirling, ON.
Elisabeth (Lisa) was born in Trautenbach, Sudetenland in 1926. Daughter of Franz and Johanna and sister to Anna and Herbert (all predeceased). Lisa immigrated to Canada in 1953 and married Gerry Herbert (predeceased) of Capreol in 1957. Dear mother of Jennifer Johanna (Greg). Cherished Nana of Joey Ferguson (Heather) of Oshawa and Jacob Ferguson (Amanda) of Bridgenorth. Beloved Great Nana to Emma, Thomas, and William. Later in life, Lisa enjoyed the company of Rolf Lorenz (predeceased) of Toronto and they travelled to many places together. Also fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Lisa had been a longtime resident of Capreol until moving closer to her daughter in 2016. She loved gardening, sewing, and crocheting. She was involved in the Girl Guides of Canada, the Eastern Star, and the United Church.
Special thanks to the Drs, Nurses, and PSWs that enabled her to live her last year at Jennifer’s home. Thank you to Janine for going above and beyond. In lieu of flowers, donations to Trinity United Church of Capreol would be appreciated.
Funeral Service in Trinity United Church, Capreol, on Friday, September 24th, 2021 at 2pm. Interment in the family plot at the Capreol Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Trinity United Church, Capreol would be appreciated. (Friends may call at the church after 1:30pm Friday; face masks are mandatory.) Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Roland DUBREUIL
“A golden heart stopped beating and strong hands rested. His was a long life, well lived.”
In the morning of September 9, 2021 our courageous father Roland Adrien Dubreuil (90) made his final journey back to the embrace of his loving wife Rose, while his children watched over with undying love, admiration and respect. Words cannot express the void that is felt with his passing. We will miss him greatly.
Roland is predeceased by his wife, Rose and is survived by their 4 children Normand, Mariette, Héléne (Gilles) and France (Glenn); 7 grandchildren Maryanne, Angie, Andrew (Jaimie), Allana (Chris), Amanda, Ryan, and Sara (Tyler); and 8 great grandchildren Ericka, Noah, Sophie, Ryley, Madyson, Trista, Mylah, and Taylah).
A short graveside ceremony will be held for Roland and Rose at the Capreol Cemetery on September 24th at 2:30 p.m.
Rest In Peace—Clifford HANZEL
October 18, 1936 – September 11, 2021 (84 years old)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Woodstock Hospital on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in his 85th year.
Loving husband of the late Jill V. (nee Knight) Hanzel (2018). Cherished father of Ronnie (Brad) Hallock, Natalie (Tom) Gillespie, Norma (Doug) Chambers, Paula Hanzel and Phil (Julie) Hanzel. Dear grandfather of thirteen and great grandpa of eleven. Dear brother of Edward (late Shirley), Douglas (late Jackie), brother-in-law of Jim (late Gay) McGregor and will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; Joseph and Rose Hanzel and by his brothers; Don (Lorna), Bill, and Joseph (Isabel).
Cliff was a past employee of Timberjack for over 45 years. He loved many sports. He played hockey as a child and made it to the farm team for the Boston Bruins. His love for baseball ran deep. When he played, he pitched with a side arm and left the batter spinning. When he couldn’t play anymore his love turned to watching his beloved Jays.
A private family service will be held at the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, Woodstock, 519-539-0004. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place in the Hillview Cemetery Columbarium. If desired, memorial contributions to the Woodstock Hospital, Parkwood Institute, London or Sakura House would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be given at www.brockandvisser.com
Rest In Peace—Marcel TURGEON
It is with deep sadness that the family of Marcel Thomas Turgeon announces his peaceful passing on the evening of Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in his home on Manitoulin Island at the age of 85 years. Marcel just celebrated his 62 year anniversary with his loving and devoted wife Haroldene “Deanie” (Prescott). Loving Father to David and Gregory and adored Papa to Matheson, Mackenzie, and Lindsey. He will be sadly missed by his loving sisters Rochelle Servant, Jeanne D’Arc Boulanger, and his brother Marc Turgeon and his deceased sister Anita Turgeon. He will also be sadly missed by many extended family members and friends, fondly remembered by the many Prescott brothers and sisters-in-law and their families.
Marcel was born on July 1, 1936, in Gogama, Ontario to Edelta and Joseph Turgeon. He lived a full wonderful life and was known for his good sense of humor and hard work, kindness, and generosity. He achieved 36 years as a Locomotive engineer with CN rail out of Capreal, Ontario. He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar with many friends and family. He also dedicated his time to playing the guitar for many years at the Immaculate Conception Church in M’Chigeeng. Marcel was an outstanding Man and he will be greatly missed by all. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation service. Donations in Marcel’s memory can be donated to St Joseph’s Continuing Care, Sudbury, Ontario or any charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Rest In Peace—Andonetta Rose CARIATI
In loving memory of Andonetta Rose Cariati (nee Teolis), 80 years. It is with loving sorrow that the family announces her passing peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on Thursday, September 2, 2021.
Beloved wife of Oreste Cariati predeceased of Capreol. Loving mother of Nina Berman (husband Stephen) of Markham, Josie Macartney (husband Thompson) of Bradford, Don Cariati predeceased (wife Daniella) of Winnipeg, Manitoba and John Cariati (wife Justine) of Newmarket. Cherished grandmother of Stephanie and Alexa Berman, Marco and Sienna Cariati and Marianna Cariati. Dear daughter of Pasquale and Anna Teolis both predeceased. Beloved sister of Angelina Ricci (husband Alfred predeceased) of Sault Ste Marie, Fred Teolis (wife Vitra) of Sudbury and Josie DePratto (husband George predeceased) of Sault Ste Marie. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Andonetta was born in San Clemente Di Galuccio, Caserta, Italy on December 23, 1940. She loved her family and friends. Her door was always open, all were welcomed with a huge smile and generously offered baked goods, homemade food, or vegetables from the garden. No one ever left hungry or empty handed. She kept a beautiful garden just like her late husband. He would be proud of the way she maintained the tradition. She was a longstanding member of the Catholic Women’s League in Capreol. It was truly a testament to how much she was loved and affected those around her by the number of family and friends who gathered by her side to provide comfort and bid her farewell. Special thanks to family, friends, and healthcare professionals for their continued support, kindness, and help throughout the years.
Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Dr., Hanmer. Family and Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. Interment in the Capreol Cemetery. Donations to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated. We are following all current COVID requirements. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Cornelia (Cathy) ENCIL
Cathy was peacefully carried away ‘in the arms of the angels’, surrounded by her family after a second courageous battle with cancer.
She is survived, and will be dearly missed by her husband, James F. Encil, her daughter Tabitha Stewart (Reg Picard), her twin grandsons Bailey Stewart-Stevens and Devon Stewart-Stevens (Max Desilets) and great granddaughter Annabelle; her siblings Ken (Verna) Verbakel, Anne (Wally) Van Niekerk, Josie Windsor, Rick (Kelly) Verbakel, Betsy (Dennis) Broughton, her twin brother John (Peggy) Verbakel, and youngest brother Frank (Linda) Verbakel and sister in law Brenda Verbakel as well as many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by Jim’s children and grandchildren, and many dear friends.
Cathy is predeceased by her parents, two brothers Bill and Henry and sister in law Donna Verbakel.
Cathy was the driving force behind the Capreol Community Closet where she devoted many hours and also spent her time between the Bread & Roses Food Bank, containers for Haiti Relief, St. Vincent de Paul and feeding the homeless in downtown Sudbury. Cathy recently received awards from Capreol CAN, the City of Greater Sudbury, and both the Provincial and Federal Governments for her volunteerism and caring.
Cathy particularly wanted to thank all those who became her “family” in Capreol – her many volunteers and friends at the ’Closet’ and the prayer support and friendship from the ‘Food Bank’ group at the Trinity United Church.
In Cathy’s words: On June 10th, 2006, I married the man of my dreams, kind, thoughtful and ever so loving. We moved to 80 Sellwood Avenue, Capreol, a town I’d never heard of and where I didn’t know anyone. It wasn’t too long before I was meeting people, saying hello on the streets. They all made me feel welcome. Soon I figured out why God put me there. With the help of many volunteers, the Capreol Community Closet was open and ready to help all in need. I had found my purpose in life! Love, Care, Help & Always be Kind. With the help of the whole town of Capreol, we did it, together… thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for making Capreol my home, take good care of each other! Love Forever, from Cathy Encil
Thanks to all who helped during Cathy’s journey and her nurse, Lynn, for her care and compassion.
Those who wish to give in Cathy’s memory can donate to the Capreol Community Closet, the Bread & Roses Food Bank or any homeless shelter or food bank in your own community.
The memorial service will be on Providence Bay beach – Manitoulin Island on September 18, 2021
Rest In Peace—Stella BOUDREAU
In loving memory of Stella Boudreau, who passed away peacefully Sunday morning at home. Aged 79 years, she was born in Parry Sound to Rina and Alphonse Ouellette (both predeceased) on April 4th, 1942. Stella was happily married for 56 years to her love and “the star of her life,” Andrew Boudreau. Together they had three children: Andrew Boudreau Jr. (Karen), Michele Cassio, and Monique Farrell (Shane). She was a dedicated and family-oriented mother and an adored Nonni to all 6 of her grandchildren: Jacob Boudreau (Tarrah), Myella Boudreau, Sam Cassio (Alanna), Haley Cassio (Jonathan), Abigail Cassio (Max), and Molly Farrell. She excitedly welcomed her first great-grandchild, Maxwell Cassio, in August, 2020. Dear sister of Gloria Ouellette (predeceased), Rino Ouellette (predeceased; Moira), Brenda Mailloux (Paul), Betty Wilson (Peter), Anna Peter (Victor), and Louis Ouellette (Paula). She will be deeply missed by all of her nieces and nephews, her special friend Cathy Labrash, whom Stella considered as more like a daughter, as well as her dearly loved, lifelong friend Marilyn Ouellette.
Kindness and charity meant everything to Stella, and she took immense care and pride in serving those around her, always being generous with her time, her empathy, her food, and her prayer. She was an important and beloved member of the community in Capreol (considered by some to be the unofficial mayor). Amongst the many groups she dedicated herself to, Stella was a devoted Roman Catholic who belonged to and actively participated in the Catholic Women’s League for 38 years. Stella will be remembered for her sharp wit and her even sharper memory, her commitment to her family and her faith, and her gift of conversation. Those who had the privilege to know her will forever miss her weekly (or daily) phone calls, the laughter that danced around the kitchen table, and her unwavering love for everybody she held close to her heart.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation or Capreol Longterm Supportive Housing would be appreciated. Memorial Visitation at the Lougheed Funeral Home – Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer, on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 from 6pm-8pm. Memorial Mass in Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol, Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 at 11am. Cremation with interment in the Capreol Cemetery. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Donald SWEEZEY
In loving memory of Donald Addie Sweezey 91 years.
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 at Extendicare Falconbridge. Reunited with his beloved wife Katherine Sweezey (nee Wychara) predeceased in 2015. Predeceased by his parents Adam and Alice Sweezey (nee Fraser) and siblings Gilmour (Grace also predeceased), Vernon Nepitt (Alex Sr. also predeceased), Norma Auger (Harvey Sr. also predeceased), Geraldine “Gerry” Lee (Micky also predeceased), and Ronald. He is survived by his sister Doris McLeish (Alex predeceased), sister-in-law Joyce Sweezey, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Donny was born on July 13th, 1930 in Capreol. He worked for many years as a train conductor with CNR. He was a long-time member of St. Alban the Martyr Church in Capreol. He enjoyed gardening and puzzles. Over the years he and Katherine made many happy memories travelling.
A special thank you to the Extendicare Falconbridge for the wonderful care given to him over the years.
He will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held at St. Alban the Martyr church at a later date. He will be buried alongside his wife in the family plot at Capreol Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Shirley DZUIRBAN
In loving memory of Shirley (Higgins) Dzuirban 85 years old who passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at Maison McCulloch Hospice in Sudbury, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Dzuirban, whom she missed dearly after 55 years of marriage. Loving mother of Richard (Lily), Mark (Tanya), and Brian (Andrea). Cherished Grandmother of Robyn (Jordan), Casey (Barbara), Alexandra (Craig), Kyle (Natalie), Siobhan (Eoghan), Tyler, and Nora. Dear daughter of Richard and Winifred Higgins (predeceased). Dear sister to Lois Horan (Des predeceased), Jack (Jackie), Karen, Marlene Coleman (Jim), and Dennis (predeceased/ husband to Lynn). Sister-in-law to Harry, Edward, and Mary Rokis (all predeceased). Sadly missed and loved by many nieces and nephews.
Shirley was born and raised in Capreol. She was an active member of this community for her entire life. Shirley was a member of Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, Red Hats and had a love for line dancing. Early in her career, she worked in the offices at CN Rail before beginning work at the Capreol Municipal offices, a position she held for much of her working career. Shirley was a lifetime member of the Capreol First Baptist Church. Along with being a faithful member of the Church, she was an active Sunday school teacher, pianist, treasurer, and many more notable roles in the Church. Shirley’s true joy was her family, spending countless memorable moments with her grandchildren. Shirley was a deeply faithful person and showed her love in Christ in everything she did and everyone she met.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at the Maison McCulloch Hospice and Dr. Mocanu of the Northeast Cancer Centre for their excellent care and compassion.
Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer. Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Wednesday only. Facemasks are mandatory. Private family funeral service in Capreol First Baptist Church Thursday, August 19th, 2021. Interment in the family plot at Capreol Cemetery will be on Thursday August 19th and all are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations to Capreol First Baptist Church would be appreciated. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Sister Margaret CUSHMAN
Rest In Peace—Yvon Joseph PREVOST
In loving memory of Yvon Joseph Prevost, 61 years who passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury. Beloved son of Laurent (predeceased) and Raymonde Prevost (nee Gascon). Loving brother of Reg Prevost (Diane Carriere), Norm Prevost and Carole McMann (Dan). Dear uncle of Christina, Mellissa, David, Cynthia and 5 great nieces and nephews. Yvon you will be missed! As per his request, no funeral visitation or service. Cremation.
Donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation or the Blue Door Café, Soup Kitchen would be appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—Carolyn Mary IRWIN
In loving memory of Carolyn Mary Irwin (nee Sadler) 78 years.
Carolyn went home to her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, July 18th, 2021, at Health Sciences North with her two daughters holding her hands.
Loving and devoted wife of 62 years to Dennis Irwin. She will be deeply missed and forever loved by her children, Brian Irwin (Suzanne) of Goulais River, Ontario, Brenda Irwin, and Colleen Thompson (Mark) of Sudbury. She was a doting and proud Grandma to Amber (Anthony), Connie, Courtney, Taryn, and Ethan. Dear Aunt to Sherry Cuthbertson (John) and Great Aunt to Aaron and Katie. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and always brought a smile to her face, even during her most difficult years. She will be missed by many friends.
Carolyn was born in Sudbury on October 1st, 1942. She grew up in Capreol and married Dennis of Markstay on October 4th, 1958. They spent the majority of their marriage in the house they built in Naughton, filling it with life and love. Carolyn’s faith was very important to her. She was a long time member of the Lively Baptist Church, and in later years attended Berean Baptist in Sudbury. She loved the old hymns, with ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ being her favourite. She was a secretary at various schools, and retired from R.H. Murray Public School in Whitefish, where she loved being around the children. Family dinners and get-togethers with friends brought her much joy. She cooked many favourite dishes, but was most known for her famous brownies. She enjoyed the simple things, like a nice hot cup of tea, reading her Bible and devotions, feeding the Blue Jays, and heading out early for Saturday morning yard sales. She left us with many happy memories that we will cherish in our hearts forever.
The family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the staff, nurses, doctors and PSWs – especially Chantal – at Health Sciences North 4th floor North Tower for their excellent care of not only Carolyn, but her family as well. Thank you also to the wonderful staff at Extendicare York – especially Bonnie – for taking such great care of Mom and Dad.
A private service will be held at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home. Interment in the Waters Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gideon Bible Society or Teen Challenge North would be appreciated by the family. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
As Dad said, “I’ll see you on the other side.”
Rest In Peace—Gail HARVEY
It is with great sadness and broken hearts that the family announces the passing of Gail Harvey at the age of 63, at the Trillium Hospital, Mississauga on Sunday, July 18, 2021.
Precious daughter of Frank and Davidene Harvey (predeceased), she was born and raised in Capreol, ON and moved south in her twenties. Beloved wife of Wayne Robinson of Orangeville, ON. Cherished and loving mother of Sheila Gauthier and Julie Knispel. Loving GiGi of Tristan, Evika, Leighton and Kayli Rayne, they were certainly the apple of her eye. Loving mother-in-law to Pieter Knispel and Paul McGugan. She will be sadly missed by her loving siblings Bruce Harvey wife Charlene, Raymond Harvey wife Debbie, Sandra Coursol husband Gerry, Jane Leclair, Terlyne Harvey, Rhonda Austin husband Scott, Dorothy Harvey, and Sheila Grant husband Mike. Loving sister-in-law of Jim Kerr (Gwen), Barrie, Rick Robinson (Sherry), predeceased by Marielyn Roberts (Bruce). Loving aunt to Crystal and Wes Graham and great-aunt to Brieana Graham. Beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Loving friend to Nancy Rae.
Gail touched the hearts of many people with her beautiful smile and her hilarious ways. She was always making us laugh. She loved to play her lottery at the local 7-11. May you Rest In Peace our loved one, and know you will be missed everyday.
Visitation will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. Private Family Funeral Service. A tree will be planted in memory of Gail in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com
Rest In Peace—Helen MCNEELY
November 7, 1931 – July 10. 2021
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Helen McNeely (Lingard) announces the passing of their cherished mother, sister, grandmother, great, and great great grandmother at St. Gabriel’s Villa in Chelmsford after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Helen resided in Capreol, Ontario most of her life. She worked for more than 20 years as a Health Care Aide. She was a strong-willed woman with a tender heart. She had a great love for the outdoors and animals, particularly her beloved dogs. She leaves behind a legacy of love and family. She is predeceased by her loving husband Frank Lingard. She will be missed by her sister Yvonne Lancia, her children David Lingard (wife Rosemary), Gwenne Roles (husband Brian), Shelley Westhaver (husband Gary), Cathy Gill (husband Richard), Jeff Lingard, and Alex Lingard (wife Laura), as well as her grandchildren (Kyle, Kurt, Brandy, Marcey, T.J., Frank, David, Amber, Danielle, Stacey, Tammy, Laurie, Stacey ) and her great grandchildren (Eric, Billie, Nicholas, Janna, Bryson, Zoey, Hailey, Emily, Briana, Michael, Kyle, Sarah, and Allison), and great great grandchildren (Iliana, Eliyas).
A special thank you to the staff of St. Gabriel’s Villa for the wonderful care they provided our mom over the last 5 and a half years.
A private family service will be held in the R.J. Barnard Chapel at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury, Ontario on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 11:30am. To view the service online: https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1626116145124851
In lieu of flowers, a donation can me made directly to Pet Save Sudbury. Cremation with interment in the Capreol Cemetery. No public visitation.
Rest In Peace—Karl CAMPBELL
On Friday, March 4, 1938 in a humble farmhouse in Honora, Manitoulin Karl Campbell took his first breath.
With his two eldest children by his side, on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the age of 83, that same Honora Boy, in that same still humble farmhouse, took his final breath.
His deepest wish honored. His family knows this for the blessing that it is.
Predeceased by his first wife Patricia Campbell (nee. Taylor) and his life partner Jean Benning.
Beloved father to Wendy Campbell, Ward Campbell, Wade Campbell and Wanita-Jo Campbell.
Beloved Pappa Farm to Jennifer, Ashley, Cassandra, Taylor and Rebecca.
Loving Great Pappa Farm to Alexis.
Leonard and Jessie (predeceased)
Lawrence and Jay (predeceased)
Ivan and Irene (predeceased)
Leila and Wes (predeceased)
Clayton and Marge (predeceased)
Pearl of Sheguiandah and Ron (predeceased)
Jean and Vic (predeceased)
Floyd and Barb of Uxbridge
Keith and Betty of Toronto
Predeceased by parents George and Ethel Campbell.
He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Karl was a dedicated police officer with the Sudbury Police services for 31 years retiring in June of 1994. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, woodworking and cutting firewood.
As per his wishes Karl will lay in rest in his beloved Maple bush. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Donations in Karl’s memory can be made to your local charity of choice.
Rest In Peace—Hazel MATTHEW (nee Boyle)
[Note this obituary originally appeared in May but has been reposted with updated service information. See the italicized section for details.]
It Is with great sadness we announce the passing of Hazel in her 99th year on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 at Health Sciences North.
Hazel was born in Richmond, Ontario on November 13th, 1922 to William and Bertha Boyle (nee Graham) both predeceased. She married her beloved husband James Henry “Harry” Matthews in Ottawa on March 2ND, 1946 and moved to Capreol. She will be sadly missed by her family Charlie “Butch” and Janice Skinner & family, John and Kathy Armstrong & family, Laurie Kyryluk predeceased and son Scott, and Verna Matthews Barstead & family as well as her dear friends Bruna Nordman & family, Sharon Shane & family, Kelly Graham & children, Kim McGee and children, Sister Dianne, Noella Allaire, Sue Armstrong, Carmen & Don Lemeieux, Stella and Andy Boudreau, Don and Shirley Degagne, Harold and Marg Johnson both predeceased & family and Julie Monaghan.
In her younger years, Hazel worked briefly at Statistics Canada. Hazel loved the color purple, going to the slots with Bruna and Julie and going to the Mother House Chapel in North Bay with Sister Dianne. She and Harry made many happy memories at their camp on Lake Wahnapitae. She had a great sense of humor and has left us with many memories we will cherish. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Sister Dianne, Lise St. Jacques and Amanda Rainville NP, as well as the staff, nurses and doctors at Health Sciences North 4th floor North Tower, and to all the PSW’s for their care and compassion.
A memorial service will be held in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home (233 Larch Street, Sudbury) on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at 2pm. Friends may gather at the funeral home after 1:30 pm on Saturday.
Due to the current COVID 19 social gathering restrictions, 65 people or fewer are permitted in the chapel, masks are mandatory. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed by livestream at: https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1625263361123331
Hazel will be buried alongside her husband in the Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. In keeping with her great sense of humor, as Hazel would say she is “In the process of moving to her new apartment in Ottawa.” Donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Norman BECKETT
Norman Ross Beckett, age 91 of Capreol, Ontario passed away on June 27th 2021. Norman was born in Regina Saskatchewan on July 1st 1929 to Fred and Ethel (Bloomer) Beckett. He attended high school in Halifax, N.S. and graduated with a Masters of Biology from Dalhousie University in 1952. He married Gretchen Marie Herman of Halifax in 1954, and they moved to Val d’ Or, Quebec where he taught high school science. In 1955 he moved his family to Capreol, Ontario to continue teaching, later becoming Principal of Capreol High School and eventually retiring in 1987. He dedicated much of his time to supporting community initiatives and was involved in The United Church of Canada well into his eighties.
Norman loved hunting, fishing, canoeing, gardening, photography, maintaining his 50 year old roof and puttering around his yard with one project or another.
Norman is survived by his daughters: Erin Fullerton (Vince) and grandchildren Lauren and Geoffrey; Claire Beckett and grandchildren Christopher and Nicholas; Thorel Beckett (Bruce) and grandchildren Liisa and Markku; Elaine Beckett-Albert (Norman) and grandchildren Graham and Jillian, and his brother Brian (Mary). Norman was predeceased by his wife Getchen Beckett, his parents Fred and Ethel Beckett, and his sisters Delma Green and Doreen Noble.
The family of Norman Beckett wish to thank the Saint Joseph’s Villa Staff for their dedication and genuine compassion for Norm.
In lieu of flowers, you could plant a tree in Norm’s honour to help offset climate change, donate to Alzheimer’s research, or a charity of your choice. A celebration of his life will take place in Capreol in the fall with details to follow. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—Rodney WHITE
In loving memory of Rodney Carl White who passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021, after a short battle with cancer at the age of 61.
Born in Sudbury and lifelong resident of Capreol, Rod enjoyed his retirement from CN and could always be found watching CNN, staying on top of current events, and chatting with his American friends on his computer. He enjoyed all types of music especially Acapela, Doo-wap and the oldies. Rod was a man who enjoyed his solitude but loved his daughter and grandchildren very much.
Remembered by his daughter Courtney White (Brent Grenon) and grandchildren Vinny and Autumn. Predeceased by his parents Rodney White Sr. and Dorothy Lepki. Brother to Christine and Melanie (Jim). Friend and cousin to Dean White. A special thank you to Christine and Dean for their special care during Rod’s illness.
In keeping with Rod’s wishes, cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations made directly to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. In memory of Rod, be kind to each other, do a self-less act and raise a beer in memory of him. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com.
Rest In Peace—Dirkje “Dippie” CARISSE
“I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know he reigns. Because he lives. I can face tomorrow”
After 100 years of celebrated life, Dirkje (Dippie) Hermina Carisse passed away peacefully at Roberta Place, in Barrie on May 22, 2021.
Dippie is predeceased by her Husband Max Carisse (1987), sister Gerrie Geurts (2014), and parents (Hermina & Hessel).
Dippie is lovingly remembered by her daughter Laura (Dan), her son Hess (Berylanne), her grandchildren Craig (Angie), Chris (Sabrina), Carrie (Ivy), Sarah (Darren), Heidi (Carolyn), Caleb (Kasia); and her great-grandchildren Emily, Riley, Bailey, Julia, Lauren, Connor, Max, Kathryn, Kelsey, and Lainey.
Dippie was born in Apeldoorn, Holland, on April 14, 1921. She endured the occupation of German soldiers in the Second World War, married a French-Canadian Soldier, and moved to Canada in 1946. She spent much of her life raising her family in Capreol before moving to Port Hope in 1989. In 2010, she moved to Barrie to be closer to family. She had a blessed life, seeing and experiencing so much and impacting all those around her.
She was a strong and vibrant Dutch woman who was passionate about gardening, swimming, golf, tennis, opera singing, and sweets! She loved the Lord and dedicated her life to serving him.
Cremation has taken place, with private family arrangements entrusted to the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie. A celebration of life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dippie’s memory may be made to the First Baptist Church (Barrie), Trinity United Church (Capreol), or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Rest In Peace—Jeanne Rita JAKUBO
It is with sadness that we take comfort in knowing our mother and father are now reunited in heaven.
In loving memory of Jeanne Rita Jakubo (nee Soucek), 70 years, who passed away peacefullywith her son and daughter by her side on May 21st, 2021 at Finlandia Village, Sudbury. Beloved wife of Michael (Mike) P. Jakubo, predeceased in 2019. Jeanne was a loving mother to her children Jana (Mark Fritz) and Michael (Jody), and was a devoted Babi to her grandchildren Erik, Malik and Myla. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Rita Soucek, she will also be remembered by her family in Czechia. Jeanne will be sadly missed by her sisters- and brothers-in-law Sister Mary Jakubo CSJ, Helen Huneault (Gilles) both predeceased, Anne Taus (Romano predeceased), Joseph (Joan) and Edward (Cathy). Also loved by many nieces and nephews, and their families, and is fondly remembered by her friends and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Jeanne was a strong woman who was devoted to her family, her work, her passions, and her faith with all her heart and soul. From her teenage years right through to retirement, Jeanne was a gymnast and coach with Sampo Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in Sudbury. The Sampo girls were Jeanne’s second family and Jeanne will be remembered fondly by the many gymnasts who she coached over the years. For more than 20 years, Jeanne worked in the Linen Department of Health Sciences North (Laurentian site) where she demonstrated her leadership and caring demeanour every day. Jeanne transitioned smoothly into retirement and enjoyed many winter months in Myrtle Beach where she and Mike made new friends and walked hand in hand along the beach. Later in life, Jeanne found her love for golfing. She was an active member of the ladies’ executive committee at Pinegrove Golf Course, and she enjoyed golfing on ladies’ nights. Jeanne was a woman of faith and a member of the Holy Redeemer Church. Spending time with her children and grandchildren was her utmost pleasure. There was nothing Jeanne loved more than preparing a meal or baking for her family. She always made sure her grandchildren were spoiled and they will never forget how much she loved them. She will be remembered for her wonderful veal schnitzel and potato salad, as well as her blueberry kuchen dessert.
We know that Jeanne is now at peace and that she will be watching over us like she always did in life.
We want to extend a special thanks to the staff at Finlandia Village who cared for Jeanne and helped us through this difficult time. Your kindness and compassion will always be remembered. Due to COVID restrictions there will be no visitation or service at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation at Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Finlandia SISU Charitable Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—Richard COTIE
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Richard John Cotie (Ricky) on May 17, 2021 at the age of 67, following a short battle with cancer. Ricky will be sorely missed by his wife of 48 years, Rhonda Cotie (Simpson) of Capreol. He will be greatly missed by his son Todd, daughters Shawna (Jim Mills), Erin and Kim (Aaron Morris).
Cherished grandfather of Owen, Noah, Avery and Morgan. Dear son of Richard and Lois Cotie both predeceased. Dear brother of Daniel predeceased (Barb), Ken predeceased (Shiela), Cindy (Stuart), Holly, Cathy predeceased, Timothy, and Barbara. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
A lifelong resident of Capreol, he worked at the CNR for 39 years, working a variety of jobs, retiring in 2008. He later worked as a train crew taxi driver, affectionately known as the “bus boy.”
Ricky was a handyman, always tinkering around the house, not allowing broken items to be thrown away as he let his family know that he can “fix that”. He was known for his sense of humour and love of the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time fishing and cutting wood with friends Gerry Mac and Hector.
Ricky loved animals and will be greatly missed by his beloved pets, Joe Pug, Izzy and Smokey. The family would like to give special thanks to his friend George Boucher for the help he provided during his illness.
Although in the last few months of his life, he wasn’t able to do the things he loved the most; we are comforted by the thought that in death he finds peace and the strength to walk the steps that his illness would not allow.
As per his wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA Sudbury, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Sudbury Park Lawn Cremation Services.
Rest In Peace—Judith WRIGHT
It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of Judith (Judy) Ann Victoria Wright (nee Nepitt) at Health Sciences North on May 19, 2021 at the age of 81 years.
Judy was born in Capreol to Alex and Vernon Nepitt (predeceased). Beloved wife of 58 years to Robert James Wright. Loving mother of Jody Anderson (Christopher) and Tiffany Britton (Robert). Cherished Nana to Jayme, Bradley, Adlih and Thomas. Sister to Alex (Helen) and Sandra (predeceased). Loved by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Extended Family. “Mom” to Louise Huether, husband Paul, and Norm and Lisa Latendresse and very special “Grandma” to Danielle and Nicole.
Judy met Robert in Capreol and they began their journey together. They lived in many places over the years but always were able to find special friends and family to spend time with. It was the memories of these special times that gave her most joy. Many a night was spent laughing and remembering all the good times that were enjoyed. Judy gave graciously of her time. She truly enjoyed being with her loving family and friends, and was happiest when they were gathered around her, cooking, baking or just spending time. Her family will always remember her kindness, generosity and her ability to always make sure you felt loved and cared for. She has passed this passion for family onto her children. Judy will be missed by many friends and family.
We want to give a special Thanks to the Staff at HSN that helped us through this difficult time. Your kindness and caring has not gone un-noticed.
At her request there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers donations to the Shriners Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.
Rest In Peace—Lillian PAUL
March 6, 1921 – May 13, 2021
Born in White River, Ontario to Edith (nee Willoughan) and Anton Lundquist. Lil had 4 brothers: Bobby, Norman, Verner, and Bert (all previously deceased).
Lil attended school in White River and in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) for Secondary School.
During World War II, she worked at Eaton’s in Sault Ste. Marie, and then for the CPR office in White River, where she met Wyvern (Bud) Paul. They were married and resided in Chapleau, Ontario until moving to Toronto, Smith Falls, North Bay, and back again to Toronto, where Bud passed away in 1975. Lil moved to Sudbury at that time, then to Capreol to be with her family.
She was a very active member of St. Alban’s Anglican Church and Capreol Seniors Club, and in the activities of the other town churches and community groups as well. She polished a lot of brass and baked many goodies and pies during her time living in Capreol.
She was a dear friend to almost all who met her, always willing to listen and care for those she knew.
She will be dearly missed by her family: Daughter Barbara, Son-in-Law Gary (Milt) Finnamore, Granddaughter Lisa, Grandson Robert, her nieces and nephews, and all the great friends in her life. She will also be sadly missed by her good friend Elvin (Cal) Calloughan of Sturgeon Falls.
Her family wish to thank the staff of Extendicare Falconbridge for all the tremendous kindness and loving care they provided. She enjoyed life right to her passing.
For closure to her journey, we hope to gather to celebrate Lil’s time with us in the near future at Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer with a grave service at the Cemetery in Chapleau.
She was a ray of sunshine.
Rest In Peace—Glenn SIMPSON
The family of Glenn Simpson announces with great sorrow his passing, with his daughter Maureen by his side, at Fiddicks Nursing Home in Petrolia, Ontario at the age of 91.
Glenn is predeceased by his beloved wife, Doris (Hansen) of 53 years. Loving father of Maureen (Brad) Smith, Redge (Connie), Scott (predeceased Brenda Swanson), special friend, Ann Karnas, and Diane (Allan) Young.
Dear Grandfather to Brandon and Andrew Smith, Vicki and Christopher Simpson and Craig and Jeff Young and Great Grandfather to Thea, Everly, Norah, Edwin, Wyatt, Emily, Cameron, Charlotte, Carson and Milo. Glenn is predeceased by his parents Vera (Portice) and Gordon Simpson of Thunder Bay, ON. Brother to Gordie, Orma-Gayle, Neil and predeceased by Jim.
Glenn was a proud CNR railroader for over 37 years, a Shriner, a Lions Club member, as well as a member and Past Master of the Hornepayne Masonic Lodge. Glenn and Doris spent many years travelling together which brought them on many adventures and provided them with countless wonderful memories.
Special Thanks go to Dr Butler, Michael Fiddick and the wonderful staff, Nurses and PSW’s at Fiddicks Nursing Home for the exceptional and loving care they provided to Glenn. An extra “shout out” goes to their culinary staff as Glenn always raved about the meals that were prepared
A private Family Service will be conducted at a later date in Capreol, Ontario where Glenn will be laid to rest next to Doris. Arrangements are entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com
Rest In Peace—Hazel Irene MATTHEWS (NEE Boyle)
It Is with great sadness we announce the passing of Hazel in her 99th year on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 at Health Sciences North.
Hazel was born in Richmond, Ontario on November 13th, 1922 to William and Bertha Boyle (nee Graham) both predeceased. She married her beloved husband James Henry “Harry” Matthews in Ottawa on March 2ND, 1946 and moved to Capreol. She will be sadly missed by her family Charlie “Butch” and Janice Skinner & family, John and Kathy Armstrong & family, Laurie Kyryluk predeceased and son Scott, and Verna Matthews Barstead & family as well as her dear friends Bruna Nordman & family, Sharon Shane & family, Kelly Graham & children, Kim McGee and children, Sister Dianne, Noella Allaire, Sue Armstrong, Carmen & Don Lemeieux, Stella and Andy Boudreau, Don and Shirley Degagne, Harold and Marg Johnson both predeceased & family and Julie Monaghan.
In her younger years, Hazel worked briefly at Statistics Canada. Hazel loved the color purple, going to the slots with Bruna and Julie and going to the Mother House Chapel in North Bay with Sister Dianne. She and Harry made many happy memories at their camp on Lake Wahnapitae. She had a great sense of humor and has left us with many memories we will cherish.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Sister Dianne, Lise St. Jacques and Amanda Rainville NP, as well as the staff, nurses and doctors at Health Sciences North 4th floor North Tower, and to all the PSW’s for their care and compassion.
Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home when the social gathering restrictions ease. Hazel will be buried alongside her husband in the Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa or in keeping with her great sense of humor, as Hazel would say she is “In the process of moving to her new apartment in Ottawa.” Donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Caroline “Carol” CONSTANTIN
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness, that we announce the passing of Caroline Constantin, peacefully with her family by her side, at Joseph Brant Hospital on Wednesday April 14th in her 91st year. She is finally reunited with the love of her life, Raymond Constantin, her husband of 65 years who predeceased her in 2016. Carol will be missed by her children, Suzanne Colasimone (Ray), Michelle Rutledge (Albert) and Robert (Laurie LeBreton). She will also be dearly missed by her six grandchildren, Jason, Angela, Robin, Julie, Nicole & Carly, and her five beautiful great grandchildren. Carol also leaves behind her sister Genevieve and brother Cleophas.
Carol, affectionately known as Mamma to many, resided at LaSalle Park Retirement for the past seven months where she enjoyed the company of the residents and the extraordinary staff that truly made her feel at home. To those who knew her, Mamma had a feisty personality and was extremely creative. Sewing was one of her greatest talents. Some of her favourite pastimes included doing crossword puzzles, reading James Patterson novels and watching her preferred game show “The Family Feud”. She also loved listening to music, especially her son Rob’s rendition of “Harvest Moon”. Neil Young would be proud. However, her absolute most cherished pastime was spending time with her family. She will be sorely missed by her children, grandchildren and lifetime friends Pierrette and Rita. We can hear our dad’s happy fiddle tune greeting his true love home.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all staff at LaSalle and to Doctors and nurses of 4North at Joseph Brant Hospital who extended us such kindness and compassion in our Mothers’ final hours.
A private funeral mass will be held prior to her joining our Father at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Joseph Brant Hospital or the Carpenter Hospice would sincerely be appreciated by the family.
Rest In Peace—David Lloyd KING
Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. Beloved son of the late Bess and Llyod King. Cherished husband of Kathleen (Simpson) King for 58 years. Loving father of sons, Tony of Gravenhurst, Kris (Paula) of Bracebridge, Greg (Tracey) of Whitby, and daughter Koreen (Rod) of Maple Ridge, B.C. Adored grandfather of Danielle (Mike), Eric, Kyle, Rachael, Maddie, Hannah, Makenna, Jacob, Dalaney, and Kaden. Great-grandfather of Peyton and was anxiously awaiting his second great-granddaughter Nora. Dear brother of the late Bill of Alliston, Jim (Beth) of Atlin, B.C., Roger (Sandi) of Orillia, and Marilyn of Florida. Much loved by his sister-in-law Jenifer Bartlett of Vancouver. Predeceased by his mother-in-law Gertrude Simpson. Loved by many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
David was a “gentle” man full of love, which he instilled in his family, but “strong” of character and principles. David served in the Royal Canadian Airforce and was a proud 55-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He led by example and was respected by all. A proud CNR man, he loved his Northern Hornepayne roots and family. He served his community as Councillor, Deputy Reeve, volunteer fire department, and held hockey and recreational executive positions. After moving back to his home in Muskoka, he was recognized for his contributions for numerous community and charity causes. His life-long love for hockey was displayed throughout his career as a player and the captain of Don’s Clippers. He was a former president of the Gravenhurst Minor Hockey Association and was the founder of the Kris King Muskoka Summer Hockey School.
David was a true outdoorsman, who loved nature, fishing, and hunting. He loved their home on the Muskoka River with his dogs. During his life, he was fortunate to have so many special friendships, especially his drop in visits at Kahshe Boat Works. David will be missed and remembered by all who knew him.
In keeping with David’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Due to Covid-19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation and may be arranged through Cavill Funeral Home. Please share personal condolences and memories to www.cavillfuneralhome.com.
Rest In Peace—Arnold ARCAND Jr.
The family announces with great sorrow his passing at Maison McCulloch Hospice in Sudbury on Monday, March 8, 2021 at the age of 54 years.
Son of Arnold Sr. and Helen (née Harasym) Arcand. Beloved husband of Jennifer (née O’Sullivan) Arcand. Loving father of Daniel Lamontagne Jr., Hope (Bruno), Cash and Paige Arcand. Cherished brother of Carrie Arcand-Pugliese (Larry). Sadly missed by Jen’s parents, Priscilla and Wayne (predeceased) O’Sullivan, siblings, Allyson, Brian and Kelly along with many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and ‘fur babies’, Riley, Loco and Jewels. As per Arnold’s wishes there will be no visitation or service.
His family and friends will always remember the special attributes of Arnold. His exterior portrayed rough and rugged but his heart showed his true colours. His children loved his beard and being the colours in his rainbow. “Go Rayside!” will truly be missed in the neighborhood rinks. His lifelong friends, Animal (Guy St.Jean), Steve Spadafore and Steve Dow were with him to his departure and surely have many fond memories of their adventures together. CN was Arnold’s second home. His ‘work family’ was important to him with more than 30 years service and achieving locomotive engineer. His brothers and sisters of Teamsters Local 728 are proud of the footprint he has left for them. His only sibling, Carrie, Mom and Dad would truly attest that he was a protector of all close to him. The entire family now have a large void in their lives which can never be replaced.
The love of his life, ‘Jenny’, was continually there for him and even through their sadness he would always quietly say “Jen stop…I need you to be strong.”
Wife, Jennifer, would like to thank Dr. Singh, Dr. Mocanu, Dr. Sbrocchi, NP Claire Warren, and the Bayshore team for their caring and compassion, along with the many medical staff who had a role in his journey. The overwhelming community support for ‘Fight4Arnold’ will never be forgotten. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in trust for Cash and Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org or any Scotiabank branch, account # 30262 04974 87. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca
Rest In Peace—Janice HUGHES (née Dines)
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Janice Ann Hughes (née Dines) on March 7, 2021 at the age of 66. She was the beloved wife of Peter, mother of Melissa and Michael, sister of Jim (Helene), and aunt to Barbie and Shona. She is predeceased by her parents, Archie and Florence. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her, including her lifelong friend Linnea Cound (Frank), as well as her many friends, extended family, and her colleagues at RE/MAX Chay in Innisfil.
Janice was born in Sudbury, Ontario and lived her childhood in the nearby railway town of Capreol. She maintained her small-town warmth and the mentality of helping others in need throughout her life – acts that were deeply appreciated by those who knew her.
Janice struck out as an adventurous and ambitious young woman to live in Vancouver, Toronto, and then Windsor, where her love of fashion led her to a career with women’s clothing chain Suzy Shier. She wove her own unique thread of creativity through her life, whether she was designing stunning floral arrangements, handmade gifts for her colleagues, or helping clients flawlessly stage their houses. As a real estate agent, she found and excelled in a career that fit her personality – outgoing, bubbly, loving to meet new people and help them. She looked after her family with meticulous care, especially through her great flair for cooking, always remembering to make a special dish of cooked carrots for her “granddog,” Turbo.
Jan will be remembered for her immense efforts to rise above the challenges life presented her, and do her utmost to enrich the lives of others. Her impact will not be forgotten; her spirit will live on in her community and in the many fortunate among us who were affected profoundly by her love.
Visitation will be held at Innisfil Funeral Home on Friday, March 12 from 2-5pm and 6-9pm; due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, bookings are to be made through the Innisfil Funeral Home website. A private funeral mass will be held for family.
Rest In Peace—Paul “Bernard” CAMIRAND
It is with the deepest sadness, and much love, that the family of “Bernard” Paul Camirand announce his peaceful passing on Saturday, 6th of March, at the age of 94 years.
Forever treasured by his beloved wife of 69 years Theresa, children; Brian (Deb), James (Kate), Jennifer (Tineke), sons, Timothy and Joseph both predeceased and daughter-in-law Donalee predeceased, granddaughters; Ashlee (Jason) and Andrea (Bill), and great grandchildren; Ava, Mia, Gianna, and Myles. Fondly remembered by his in-laws and extended family of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Elizabeth, and eight siblings; Hubert, Victoria, Leah, Thomas, Margaret, Jeanne Eva, Lenard, and his twin sister Bernadette.
A dedicated family man, a gifted and enthusiastic sportsman with a marvellous mind and a servant’s heart, Bernard possessed a love of ancestry and local history, and was an active member of his community and church for over sixty years. His unselfish spirit and love of people will live on through all who were privileged to have known him.
Memorial donations can be made to the Capreol Food Bank or a charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—Barry GREASLEY
Mr. Barry Greasley of Brantford, Delhi, and formerly of Sudbury, passed away at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, March 1, 2021 in his 83rd year.
Barry had a larger than life personality that will be missed in so many ways, from his interesting and humorous stories to his genuine love of people, children and animals. In 2001 he became Worshipful Master of the Nickel Lodge No. 427 in Sudbury, Ontario. Barry was very active in Nickel Lodge and the camaraderie he experienced there was a great source of joy in his life. Barry spent many satisfying years working at Falconbridge and made many close friendships there. He was a strong family man who shared his love of nature and the outdoors with his beloved children and grandson. Barry was fond of golfing and loved to paint with watercolours and read poetry that he often committed to memory. Barry had a strong Christian faith with one of his favourite Biblical selections being Corinthians 1 Chapter 13.
Beloved husband of Carol Greasley (Martin). Loving father of Derrick Greasley (Sara) and Elizabeth Greasley. Cherished grandfather of Tristan Greasley. Dearest brother of Colleen Jewel (Roy), John Greasley (dec.) (Francis dec.), Dennis Greasley (dec.) (Lorraine), Joan Wade (Jim dec.), Kirk Greasley (Adele). Predeceased by his parents John and Etta (Moore).
In consideration of the continuing health and safety of our friends and family, a Private Family Funeral Service will take place with a second public Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorial donations to the Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations, or a charity of your choice can be made through the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Delhi (519) 582-1290 (www.mfh.care) and will be gratefully appreciated by the family.
Rest In Peace—Peter DANYLUK
Peacefully passed away on Friday, February, 26, 2021 in Sault Ste. Marie at the age of 92.
Beloved husband of the late Prima Danyluk (nee Dupuis). Loving father of Dennis (Debra) of Sault Ste. Marie, John (Gina) of Iron Mountain, Michigan, Michael (Brenda) of Tara and Peter (Lorraine) of Sudbury. Cherished grandfather of Erica Danyluk-Berlin (James), Andrew Danyluk (Stephanie), Nadia Danyluk (Gareth Lloyd), Jessica Danyluk (Luke Connick), Lianne Streib (Brad), Graham Danyluk (Kristen) and great grandfather of 6. Predeceased by his siblings Mary Zawally (Mike), Liz (Bill), Kay, Phil (Joyce), William and Reg. Brother-in-law of Fluerette Lynch (late Bob) and Larry Dupuis (Debbie). Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews.
As per Peter’s wishes there will be no funeral service. If desired, memorial contributions payable by cheque or online may be made to the Alzheimer Society. The family would like to thank the management and staff of Extendicare Maple View for their care and support of Peter. Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East 705-759-2522). Please visit the Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.
Rest In Peace—Beryl Elizabeth Margaret STEPHEN
A loving Mother, Social Worker, Social Justice Advocate, Reiki Master, and Feminist. Beryl was born in 1948 as the 6th of 7 children to Bill and Bella Stephen. She spent her childhood growing up in Capreol and Horn Payne where she loved being in the great outdoors of Northern Ontario. She was a great swimmer and lifeguard at the local beach in Capreol, even saving a man from drowning. After high school she attended McMaster University for Social Work and swam on a synchronized swimming team.
Beryl married Kay McKibbon in 1970 and became not just a Minister’s wife but an instant mother to Katherine. They had two more children and lived in a variety of towns across Ontario including Val Therese, Victoria Harbor, Sunderland, Toronto, and Metcalfe. She was a very spiritual person and loved to sing, organize community events, and help others. In 1986 she returned to Hamilton to finish her undergraduate degree at McMaster and went on to earn a Masters of Arts in Social Welfare Policy as a working single mother.
After graduation Beryl created a home sharing program at the V.O.N. working to match seniors with younger people to help the seniors stay in their home as long as possible. A big part of her life was the loving second family and community she found at the Mennonite Congregation at the Welcome Inn. In 2001 she moved to Calgary to be close to her daughters Heather & Dawna. When her Calgary grandchildren were born, she was a big part of their life often taking care of them when they were babies and preschoolers.
One of her happiest days came in 2013 when she was reunited with her beloved son Trevor, whom she had always longed for and along with Trevor came another granddaughter Hanna.
Beryl is survived by her children, Katherine McKibbon (Marcel), Trevor Burgess (Deborah), Heather McKibbon, and Dawna Cutcliffe (Phil). She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Hanna, Josh, Noah, Chloe and Henry and her many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her sisters Sheila Brown and M. Carol Freeman (David), brother Peter R. Stephen (Karen), and sister-in-law Marcia Stephen. Beryl was predeceased by her parents William Peter Stephen and Isabella Stephen (nee Wylie), sister Judith Stephen, granddaughter Lily Cutcliffe, step-son David McKibbon, brothers W. Douglas Stephen and Murray K. Stephen, and her cherished nephew Graham Freeman.
To honor Beryl’s memory donations can be made to Dying with Dignity (https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/give_today) or Nature Conservancy (https://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/what-you-can-do/donate) or if you prefer, just do something to make your community a better place.
A special Thank You to her dedicated nephew Orrin Stephen, his wife Sandy, their son Douglas, and Beryl’s niece Rebecca Stephen and Tori the dog who helped keep up Beryl’s sprits during covid and joined us for a family walk on weekends. It meant the world to her and she was looking forward to when we could start again.
Finally, a thank you to the staff of both Bowcrest Seniors Home and Newport Harbour Care Centre especially: Mayne, Lilia, Michelle, Neneta, Jerry, Belinda, Ranjit, Nancy, Rosie, Meghan, Monica, Mimine, Lorena and others who we didn’t meet.
A virtual Celebration of Beryl’s Life will be held via zoom on March 6, 2021. Please contact family for details (Dawna – email@example.com).
Rest In Peace—Brian YEOMANS
The family wishes to announce the passing of Brian Edward Yeomans at Extendicare-York, on February 21, 2021. He was 66 and persevered the past 2 1/2 years with cancer.
Survived by daughter Chanza, son Jason, grandchildren Samantha and Nicholas; brother Eric (Deborah), uncle to Kirk and Keith (Christine), great uncle to Ally and Bryce. Survived by sister-in-law Lori and brother-in-law Peter (Linda) and daughter Megan. Predeceased by parents David and Betty Yeomans, partners Christine McOrmond and Kim Erskine. Survived and predeceased by many family relatives in the Sudbury, Toronto, and Chatham-Kent areas.. Sadly missed by his two life-long friends Charles Rastall and Graham Toppazzini.
Brian had a varied work history starting out as high school bag boy at the former Dominion store at Plaza 69, and after graduation took on a full time position in many aspects at that store and moved on to the former Dominion store on Notre Dame Ave., and stayed on there after the corporate change to Food Basics and also worked at the Food Basics in Hanmer. Time for change in employment where he worked for several years as a delivery person for Maslack (Falconbridge Rd., location). Then another employment change came when be began working for Curbwalk Construction doing various construction applications that the company specified to perform which meant in town projects and out of town contracts to the far reaches of Northwestern Ontario and to the Eastern regions of Ontario. Unfortunately the Curbwalk Construction owner passed away a few years ago and the company was sold to Terra North Construction where Brian worked there until his retirement three 1/2 years ago.
In his spare during the construction off season he worked at the former Hobby Depot store and participated in town and out of town train shows. He was also a member of the Northern Ontario Railroaders Club (Capreol). Here he spent many hours as a member and volunteer at the Railway Museum, either in performing train layout maintenance or as a guide during special events. When the weather was bright and sunny outside he would be walking the Lake Ramsey boardwalk as much as possible. A few years ago started winter vacationing in either in Florida or Vardero, Cuba.
The family would like to thank the various doctors and their respected nurses for his long and short term care. Special thank you to Doctor: Holub, J. Noble (retired), Shehata, R. Singh (Palliative Management System Clinic). A very heartfelt thank you to the nurses and volunteers (pre-COVID) in the Chemo Suite at the Northeastern Cancer Clinic.
Also, like to thank the nurses and PSW’s at the Clarion Centre, a division of St. Joseph’s Continuing Care. And finally to the nurses and PSW’s Third Floor East, Extendicare-York.
At Brian’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation and internment will be in the family plot at Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northeastern Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Park Lawn Crematorium and Funeral Services.
Rest In Peace—Lloyd GERVAIS
In loving memory of Lloyd Gervais, 77 years. Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at his home, with loving family at his side.
Beloved husband of 56 years to Rachelle Gervais (nee Murphy). Loving father of Paulette (Terry Lemery) and Denise (Murray Campioni). Cherished grandfather of 5 grandsons and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear son of Joseph Louis and Emma (nee Castonguay) Gervais both predeceased. Dear brother of Shirley (Don Degagne) and predeceased by Camille. Dear brother-in-law of Michel (Shirley), Robert predeceased (Cherie), Carmen (Roger), Jean Marc (Kathy), Daniel (Dawn), Marie Anne (Owen), and predeceased by Paul and Regis. Sadly missed by his lifelong friends, Louis Dines and Bob Bonhomme.
Lloyd worked for 35 years for the C.N.R. before retiring in 1996. He loved hunting and fishing and was a self-described “back-yard grease monkey”. He will be lovingly remembered for his love of nature, his generosity of spirit, and his wonderful mischievous smile. Special thanks to the Maison McCulloch Hospice for their care and compassion.
Due to COVID-19, a Memorial Mass will be held in Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol, at a later date. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Carolyn Dorene (Little) HEIMBECKER
Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Barry Heimbecker. Proud mother of Lorrie Leger (Denis), Derrick Heimbecker, and Angela Heimbecker. Cherished grandmother of Corey Leger, Adam Leger (John Alunan), Kayla Huffles (Derek), Jamie Heimbecker (Jamie-Lee Mimeault), Alicia Switzer, and Brandon Heimbecker-Asturi. Special great-grandmother of Cali-Ann Switzer, Harmony Rae Switzer, and Arie Huffles.
Carolyn was the daughter of Emerson & Annie Little, both predeceased.
Carolyn will be dearly missed by many friends and family. She will be especially missed by her “Nobel Girls” and best friends Colette, Barb, and Carolle; and in-laws Ralph & Cathy and Bob & Judy.
Carolyn was always there to lend a helping hand to friends and family. Her youthful exuberance and quick wit will be missed by all. She was the rock for many of us and never complained through many of life’s challenges. Carolyn enjoyed sitting on the deck, sipping a glass of wine, and admiring her beautiful backyard pond and gardens.
We are grateful for the wonderful care she received at home (Jose & Jasmine) and from the HSN 8th Floor Cardiac Unit staff.A celebration of life will be held in her garden at a later date when it is safe to do so. Donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #179 Wheelchair Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Rudolph ‘Rudy’ MAZUCCA
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rudy after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 at the Elizabeth Centre.
Dear son of MaryAnne DeStefano and Frank Joseph Mazzuca both predeceased. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years Lynda Mazzuca (nee Bell), daughter Shelley (John) and their daughters Martina predeceased, Gabriella and Angelica, and son Richard predeceased (Lynn) and their children Alexander and Mila. Also survived by his brother Edward of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Rudy was a very active and community minded man. He had a successful career in business, owning and operating Drago’s store in Capreol for over 55 years. Rudy had a real history in playing many sports including ice hockey, floor hockey, bowling, curling, cross country skiing and even down hill skiing. The best was playing fast ball with the Capreol Mazzuca ball team, and winning 8 Ontario championships.
A big thank you to family and many friends for their support, kindness and thoughtfulness. A special heartfelt thank you to the family of angels at the Elizabeth Centre for the care, patience and kindness shown towards Rudy.
There will be no visitation or service. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with internment and a celebration of his life at a later date. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Jayden ST. AMOUR
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Jayden Faith St. Amour on January 25th, 2021. Jayden was born August 24th, 2001. She was greatly loved by her mother Samantha Nicolls (predeceased) and her father Jason St. Amour (Kathryn). Jayden will be greatly missed by her sisters Emily (Matty), Ramsey, Aubrey, and Brooklyn (predeceased). Jayden was a proud auntie to Elijah and Emmett who she adored. Jayden will be greatly missed by her Papa Harry Nicolls and her Nana Donna Nicolls (predeceased), her Memere Lucille, her grandma Bertha, and her aunts Tammy (Mike), Colleen “Cissy”, Tracy (Kyle), Amy, and her uncle Brian (predeceased). Jayden will also be missed by her cousins Vanessa, Brandon, Nathan, Alexandra, Natasha, Toni, Jordan, Isaiah, Jeremy, Aiden, Olivia, Hailey, and Joshua.
Jayden was a loving sister who would do anything to support her family. They always knew they could count on Jayden for anything because she was a best friend and the glue that held them together, Jayden was young but so full of life, she could turn the smallest gathering into a party. People loved Jayden and she loved everyone, often going out of her way to help others. She and her sisters would always joke that Jayden was the favourite child because everyone leaned on her. Jayden’s time with us was cut short but no one will forget Jayden’s witty attitude and the time and memories they shared with her over the years. Our only hope now is that Jayden is laughing and singing and surrounded by love with our mom, our sister, nana, and uncle. And know you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure, Our family feels broken but one day we will be together again.
Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. (Friends may call after 10:30am Tuesday. Due to COVID-19 directives, 10 people or fewer are permitted in the visitation room. Face masks are mandatory.) Funeral Service in the R. J. Barnard Chapel, Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 at 3pm. For those unable to attend the service, it can be viewed by livestream at https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=161195449098067.
Cremation with interment in the family plot at the Capreol Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Elijah and Emmett’s Trust Fund would be appreciated. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com.
Rest In Peace—Sean HARRISON
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Sean Harrison at his home in Coniston on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the age of 37 years.
Sean was born in Belleville on March 4, 1983. He grew up in Capreol and lived in Sudbury.
After graduating from high school, Sean went on to study at Cambrian College to be an Electrician. He had many jobs, but the job he loved the most was being part of the team at M.I.C. Restaurant. Sean loved to cook and listen to music, usually Pearl Jam, but occasionally you could hear Gordon Lightfoot’s music coming from his room. Sean also loved to fish, although, I caught more fish than he did, EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Sean is survived by his father Richard Harrison (Stephanie – predeceased) and his mother Laurie Harrison (nee Sutton) (Don Brosseau). Sean has two beautiful girls who will miss him dearly, Talyssa Ross, age 14, and Emma Harrison, age 13. Sean adored his children so much. Sadly missed by his loving sister Erin Dumontelle (Dan), his niece Hayley Potvin (Brad), his two nephews, Dylan Dumontelle (Kaegan), and Dawson Dumontelle, and his step brother, Marcel Brosseau.
“You will be greatly missed Sean. It seems so hard to comprehend that you’re no longer here. All the happy memories will help keep you near. Sleep well my son. Love Mom.”
Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd.
Rest In Peace—Patricia Grace AMES
Patricia Grace Ames (nee Morgan). Passed away peacefully on January 18th, 2021 at Health Sciences North, in her 70th year.
She was a dedicated wife to Douglas, her husband and partner of 49 years, as well as mother to Vanessa (predeceased), Emily (Adam) and Nathan (Alicia). She especially treasured her role as Grandma to Lucy, Dylan and Ellie of the Hallway Runners Club. Devoted sister to John, as well as sister-in-law to Stewart (Judy), Barbara (Anne), Brian (Debbie) and Steven (Debbie). She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
She was born in Tanganyika to Richard and Doris Morgan (predeceased) and by the age of four had already lived on three continents. This may have accounted for her love of travel and the pursuit of new experiences.
Her life-long love of books inspired her to study English Literature and earn an Honors BA from Laurentian University. This in turn led to her calling as a teacher in the International Baccalaureate program at LoEllen Park Secondary School. Her passion for literature will be greatly missed by all her book club friends, colleagues, and former students.
Her easy laugh and welcoming smile, as well as her enduring kindness to others gained her a loving group of friends of whose support and companionship she was profoundly grateful.
A celebration of her life will be held in the coming months once we are able to gather together once more. Expression of sympathy or donations can be made in memory of Patricia to the Northern Cancer Foundation (www.ncfsudbury.com/in-memoriam)
(Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home)
Rest In Peace—Lynne DOLLAR
In Loving Memory of Lynne Marie Dollar 64 Years, who passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
Beloved wife of John Dollar (predeceased) of Hanmer. Cherished mother of Melony (predeceased) and Shawn (Catherine). Treasured grandmother of Jordyn, Austin, and Olivia. Dear daughter of Hugh and Helen Grieve (both predeceased). Sister of Karen Wolstenholme (Rick), brothers Glen Grieve (Barb) and Gary Grieve (predeceased). Best friend Lorie Williamson (Rob) and her family. Not to mention that she will be missed by many others.
Lynne will be remembered by family and friends as a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her grandchildren were of the most importance to her as you could always find her supporting all their activities as their biggest fan. You could always count on Lynne to do anything it would take to help people who she cared for and stood her ground if anything would ever come in-between them. A special person to many and will be missed forever.
At Lynne’s request their will be no visitation or service. Cremation with interment in the family Plot in Monetville. Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com
Rest In Peace—Terry GRYSCHUK
Terry Gryschuk of Brandon MB (formerly of Kenora and Dauphin) passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020, surrounded by his family after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer.
Terry was born in Sudbury, Ontario on April 3, 1951 to Elsie (Alexandra) and Peter Gryschuk and was the youngest sibling to Peter and Skip. Terry is survived by Patty Gerrard, his wife and best friend of 38 years and their two children, Dustin and Lauren. He is also survived by brothers, Peter of Capreol, and Skip and his wife, Judi, of Steinbach; sister-in-law Suzanne and her husband, Marny, of Courtenay; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Terry was predeceased by his parents Peter (1998) and Elsie (Sept 2020) Gryschuk; sister-in-law, Charlotte Gryschuk (Dec 2020); niece, April Ann; and parents-in-law, Gordon and Yvonne Gerrard.
Our family wishes to express sincere thanks to our friends who have surrounded us with so much kindness, love, and support. We are truly overwhelmed.
Due to Covid 19, family and friends will gather at a later date to remember and celebrate Terry’s life. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Terry may be made to a charity of one’s choice or to the Kids Help Phone, 300-439 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1Y8 or kidshelpphone.ca.
Rest In Peace—Lorne Andrew MELVILLE
In loving Memory of Lorne Andrew Melville who passed away at age 90 on December 14, 2020 at Oakcrossing Long Term Care in London, Ontario. Loving husband of Anita (predeceased 2014) and sons Terry (Lynne), Allan (Wendy), Darryl, and Michael (Jennifer). Beloved grandfather of Mathew, Paul, Lynsey, Andrew and Keely. Brother of Ernie (predeceased 2019), David, and brother-in-law Allan Redgrift.
Lorne retired in 1989 after a long career at CN and Via as a Fireman and Locomotive Engineer. Lorne and Anita moved to London, Ontario to be closer to family but Capreol was always their home. Lorne was an active community member as Chairmen of the Arena Board, and was a founding architect of the highly regarded Capreol Midget Tournament.
Lorne worked tirelessly for his family and his community and will be greatly missed. Donations in his name to your charitable organization of choice, local food bank, or those who are struggling during these challenging times would be greatly appreciated. An Internment ceremony at Capreol Cemetery for Lorne and Anita will occur at later date.
Rest In Peace—Lucien DENIS
It is with great sadness that the family announces his passing in Sudbury, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the age of 77 years.
Son of the late Albert and late Léonide (née Brabant) Denis. Beloved husband to Anne Denis (née Souliere). Loving father to Daniel Denis, Monique Arbour, Fern Arbour and Gisèle Denis (Mark Benoit). Beloved grandfather to Meagan, Karalynn, Erika, Crystale (Kyle) and Michelle. Cherished great-grandfather to 3. Beloved brother of Rudolph Denis and Paulette, Georgette Greer, Helene Denis and Brian Stevens, Richard and Ghyslaine Denis, Maurice and Helene Denis. Predeceased by his siblings Raymond and Rudy Pharand and Nicole Labelle. He will be sadly missed by 10 nieces and 13 nephews, relatives and friends.
Cremation to take place at the Cooperative Crematorium, Chelmsford. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made by cheque or online to the Ontario Lung Association.
Rest In Peace—Charlotte GRYSCHUK
Rest In Peace—Florence Laura DINES
In Loving Memory of Florence Laura Dines (nee Larsen) 77 years. Passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 29th, 2020.
Beloved wife of Louis Dines for 55 years. Loving mother of Larry (Johanne), Kenny (Christine), Walter (Tammy), Laura Depatie (Claude) and Louis Jr. (Ashley). Cherished Grams of Taylor (Jay), Paige, Mathew, Tyler and Cayden. Dear daughter of Lawrence and Lillian Larsen both predeceased. Dear sister of Lawrence Jr., predeceased (Faye) and Chris (Diane). Sadly missed by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
There will be no funeral visitation or service. Cremation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 179, Capreol Wheelchair Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org
Rest In Peace—Larry Douglas LISKE
In Loving Memory ofLarry Douglas Liske, 77 years. Peacefully, Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband of Marilyn (Henderson) Liske. Loving father of Darren Liske and David Liske. Cherished son of Herb and Ruth (Bezo) Liske predeceased. Dear brother Lindsay Liske (wife Edith). Special uncle of Jeannie & Jessie and well-loved great uncle. Sadly missed by many cousins.
Larry was a retired teacher who enjoyed curling, and he was an accomplished woodworker.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Memorial Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Dr. Hanmer, Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at 11am. Cremation with interment in the Valley East Cemetery. (Friends may call after 10am Thursday). Due to COVID-19 Pandemic directives, 50 people or fewer permitted in the funeral home. Face masks are mandatory. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Raymonde PHARAND
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Raymonde Pharand (née Denis) at the age of 71, who passed away peacefully at the Elizabeth Center in Val Caron on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
Loving wife of Rodolphe Pharand (predeceased). Dear daughter of the late Léonide and Albert Denis of Hanmer. Loving mother of Julie Soucy (Denis) of Capreol and Carole Pharand of Hanmer. Loving grandmother to Mikey, Chad, Curtis Pharand of Capreol and Natalie Pharand-Moore (Nick) of Ottawa and Tina Dubois (predeceased). Beloved sister to Georgette Denis, Hélène Denis (Bryan) of Sudbury, Nicole Labelle (predeceased), Maurice Denis (Hélène), Rodolphe Denis (Paulette) of Hanmer, Lucien Denis (Anne) of Capreol and Richard Denis (Ghislaine) of Sturgeon Falls. Raymonde will be greatly missed by many great grandkids, nephews, nieces and her two closest sisters in laws Claudette Gascon and Barb Pharand along with her roommate Cecile Routhier who never left her side till the end.
Raymonde was known for her kind heart who often put other people ahead of herself. She will be remembered for her generosity, wit and laughter and her love for family and friends. She was a very courageous woman who loved to entertain with music and let’s not forget her beer.
The family would like to thank all the staff at the Elizabeth Center with special thanks to Betty, Manon, Louise, Henriette and Christian for the outstanding care Raymonde received all day till she took her last breath. Cremation has taken place at Ranger’s CBS Ltd, in Sudbury. A mass service with her predeceased husband will be held on October 23, 2020 at St-Jacques Church in Hanmer at 1pm with a gathering to follow at Lougheed’s in Hanmer from 2:30-5:30 with music and a lunch.
Due to covid-19 everyone must wear a mask with only 50 people inside at a time.
Rest In Peace—Marleen Ruth NEW
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Marleen Ruth New on Friday September 25, 2020 at the age of 76yrs surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Argyle New and Audrey (McLeod) (both predeceased), Beloved mother of Mark Ricci (Tanya) of Hanmer and Craig Ricci (Carol) of Capreol. Cherished Nana of Kirsten (Ryan), Raven, Trey, Corbin and Eric, Great Nana to Marshal and Myla. She will be greatly missed by her cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her friend Allan and many thanks for all that he has done for her.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be determined for all close family and friends. Donations to the Heart and Stroke or Diabetes would be greatly appreciated.
Rest In Peace—Andrew Robert STIBLER
In Loving Memory of Andrew Robert Stibler, 87 years.
Peacefully on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at the Elizabeth Centre, Val Caron.
Beloved husband of Olive (nee Watts) Stibler. Loving father of Andy Jr. (Erin), Sharon Wilson (Howard), Kevin and Dan (Nicole). Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Caitlin, Tylor, Brianne and Cory. Dear son of Andrew and Agnes Stibler and son-in-law of Chris and Josephine Watts all predeceased. Dear brother of Joe (Nona) both predeceased, John (Arlene predeceased) and Bernice DeGrace.
Andrew worked on the railroad as a conductor at CN Rail for 40 years. He had a passion for the outdoors, spending time at the cottage, hunting and especially snowmobiling. The family would like to thank the Elizabeth Centre for their care and support.
A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Capreol Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Trinity United Church, Capreol would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org
Rest In Peace—Reta Annie GRANT
In loving memory of Reta Annie Grant (nee North) 95 years. Passed away peacefully at Extendicare York on Monday, September 21st, 2020. Beloved wife of Harold Grant, predeceased. Loving mother of Robert Grant (Dorothy). Cherished grandma of Robyn and Trevor and great grandma of Ayden. Predeceased by her parents William and Annie North (nee May) and siblings Roy and Doris North.
Reta was born in Capreol on August 24th, 1925. She was a life member of St. Peter’s United Church and member of the UCW. She was also a member of the Lockerby Legion for 25 years.
Funeral Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home (233 Larch Street, Sudbury) Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 7 pm. Friends may gather at the funeral home after 5 pm on Thursday. Interment alongside her husband in the Massey Cemetery on Friday at 2 pm. Due to COVID-19 Pandemic directives, 50 people or fewer are permitted in the visitation room, and 80 or fewer in the chapel. Face masks are mandatory.
For those unable to attend the service, it can be viewed by livestream at: https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=160079782677974. Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. For donations or messages of condolence www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
Rest In Peace—Lyle BLANCHARD
We are sad to announce that on June 6, 2020, at the age of 63, Lyle Blanchard (Innisfil, Ontario), born in Capreol, Ontario passed away.
He was loved and cherished by many people including : his parents, Theodore Blanchard (Ted) and Norma Blanchard (Seikkula); his brother Brian Blanchard; and his children, Samantha Blanchard and Theo Blanchard. He was also cherished by many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Due to COVID-19 the funeral will be held at a later posted date.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to support Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake Foundation by visiting: https: //southlake. ca/foundation/support-southlake/support-donate/.
Rest In Peace—Kathleen Ellen McQUIGGE
August 9, 1964 – September 2, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing into the Heavens of Kathleen (Katie) Ellen McQuigge on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at approximately 8:30 pm with some family by her side.
Katie joins her mother, Brenda Jean McQuigge (predeceased 2016), her father, Allen Ross McQuigge (predeceased 1999), and Kenneth James McQuigge (predeceased 1991). Left to mourn her passing is her sister, Kelly Anne Ouellet (nee McQuigge) and Kathleen’s husband Randy Huber. Kathleen fought a short but courageous battle with “vim and vigour”; however, the cancer eventually won the fight. Her children will continue to keep her memory alive by telling stories and carrying on traditions their mother started. They will visit the places she loved and snuggle her grandchildren as she would have done. Paul Lindsay Derkacz and his wife Sara have two children Emma and Ava, Alan Joseph McQuigge and his wife Tina have five sons and a daughter: Westan, Dustin, Colton, Dalton, Teegan and Krista; Meagan Jean Bedard and her fiancée Fred have Braedon, Gabriella, and Jacob and Steven Derkacz has Mayssen, Kaden and Leighton; Kathleen’s stepdaughter, Melissa Huber has two sons Liam and Lincoln.
Kathleen’s full life including a career with Revenue Canada and as an entrepreneur didn’t impede her time spent with all her grandchildren and her memory will be held close in their hearts forever. Kathleen also leaves behind love in the hearts of her nieces, Hillory, Sarah and Chelsea and her nephew Brooks. Her great nieces will cherish the “hot dog slap” and Auntie Katie’s joking ways – Harlee, Brooklyn, Brynleigh, Koewyn, Addison, Taya and her great nephew Kristian. Kathleen is survived by many other adoring family members and friends. She has touched many lives.
Following cremation, the family will host a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the family residence in Capreol. In addition to the Celebration of Life, the family will host a celebrational dinner at one of Kathleen’s favourite places, Rocky’s Bar and Grill located at 35 Loonway Road, Capreol, Ontario with a candlelight vigil to follow in the park. Both these events are open to all who wish to join the family and friends of Katie in celebrating her life. Missing you forever. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com
Rest In Peace—Glenn Earl PRIEST
The family announces with sorrow his passing at Hornepayne, on the 6th day of September 2020, peacefully in his sleep at the tender age of 93 years. Beloved husband of Marian. Dearest, much loved and respected dad of George (Cheryl) of Port Alberni, British Columbia; Marjorie (Vincent) of Kamloops, BC, Brian (Theresa) of Kearney, Ontaro; and Edith (Dennis) of Sudbury, Ont. He is survived by his older brother Gordon Priest (Betty) of Kingston, Ont.
He will be sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and 13 lively great grandchildren.
Glenn and Marian began their life together in 1952 in Mimico. They moved to Hornepayne where Glenn worked on the CN Railroad where they brought their two small children and added two more. He enjoyed 34 years of retirement. He was active in Municipal Politics and served as councillor and Reeve for a time. He was a Mason, an avid fisherman and had an awesome memory for potholes, fine doughnuts and The Cremation of Sam McGee. He was a wonderful dad, a devoted husband, and he will be missed by many many people.
FUNERAL SERVICE Friday September 18, 2020 2:00 PM
Hornepayne Royal Canadian Legion Br. #194
48 Sixth Hornepayne, Ontario P0M 1Z0
Rest In Peace—Marion (Sandy) KRYSTOLOVICH
Born August 28, 1951 in Braunschweig, Germany, and passed away peacefully August 23, 2020 at the age of 68 at Southlake Hospital in Newmarket, ON. Predeceased by son Brandon Krystolovich and mother Gerda Merkel. Survived by loving father Rolf Merkel and husband Leonard Krystolovich. Greatly missed by son Michael (Natasha Collins), step-daughter Natalie (Kirill) Semenov, and step-son Greg Montana. Loved by siblings-in-law Les (Pat), James, Bette (Edward), and Larry. Adored by step-grandchildren Zak and Katie, and fondly remembered by nieces and nephews Matt, Gary (Shawn), Andrea, Jason, Natasha, Alex (Melissa), Brian (Lisa) and Russell (Charlotte).
Sandy was a strong-willed, beautiful, smart, and big-hearted woman. She came to Canada with her parents at a young age and quickly adapted to life in a new country. Sandy worked hard to become an ultrasonographer and diagnostic imaging technician at York Central Hospital while starting a family. She was very compassionate as was shown by her love of animals and never being able to resist helping one in need. Sandy was always very thoughtful and generous, putting the needs of others in front of her own. She was forever fond of fine food, travel and relaxing on the beach. She fought for many years to continue to do the things she loved while enduring a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Cremation and arrangements are entrusted to Marshall funeral home in Richmond Hill. A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, August 30th, in Guelph, with COVID related precautions and restrictions in place. Please contact Natasha Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Krystolovich (email@example.com) for details if you wish to attend. If desired, donations can be made to the MS Society of Canada or the Farley Foundation.
Rest In Peace—Alexandra “Elsie” GRYSCHUK
In Loving Memory of Alexandra “Elsie” Gryschuk, 97 Years. Her family announces with great sorrow her passing on September 8, 2020 at 2:41 P.M. at St. Joseph’s Villa.
Beloved wife of Peter Gryschuk (predeceased). Loving mother of Peter Jamie Gryschuk (Charlotte), Mervin “Skip” Gryschuk (Judi) and Terry Gryschuk (Patti). Cherished grandmother of April Anne (predeceased), Pam Ross (Murray), Paula Hensley (Nelio), Lee Ann Peters (Shawn), Kelly Eisner (Nick), Peter Gryschuk III (Shathel Haddad), Dustin Gryschuk and Lauren Gryschuk. Treasured Baba of Melanie Ross, Alec Ross, Noah Ross, Claire Ross, Alexandra Caldeira, Onnika Caldeira, Brynley Peters, Lane Peters, Camreigh Peters, Ryker Eisner and Sawyer Eisner.
Born at the family farm home in Hafford, Saskatchewan on April 30th, 1923 to Dmytro and Anne (both predeceased). Raised by Dmytro and Netti (predeceased). She attended Grant Country School and left Saskatchewan to work for the special service in Ottawa. She married Peter in Sudbury in 1943.
Dear sister of Paul (Stella) (both predeceased)(Helen), Mike (predeceased)(Delia), Don (Martha), Joe (predeceased) (Angie), Anne (Victor) (both predeceased) and Gerald (Terry). She will be lovingly remembered by many cousins, nephews and nieces. Special thank you to Della Gauthier, Darlene Nepitt, and Tony Skopyk.
Elsie went back to work in 1962 for a short time at Nepitt’s Grocery Store and for two years at Mazzuca’s IGA. Then 20 years for Portlance Lumber. She loved to bake, cook and entertain. She loved to dance and never missed a dance or wedding. She baked and iced wedding cakes for many years. She crocheted, knit, did ceramics and painted. She made Ukrainian easter eggs for pastime. She loved to play cards, bingo and the slots. She loved and was devoted to her family and friends. She was devoted to her church—St. Albans was her second home from the time she moved to Capreol.
The family would like to thank ST. Joseph’s Villa for all their care and compassion during Elsie’s stay there.
Due to Covid-19 A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations to St. Alban the Martyrs Church in her memory would be greatly appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home) No funeral details available.
Rest In Peace—Elaine MAZZUCA
As if 2020 hasn’t been hard enough, it is with great sadness the Mazzuca and Desjardins family announce the passing of their matriarch, Elaine Audrey Mazzuca, on Friday, August 21st, 2020 at the age of 88.
Elaine was born on April 6th, 1932 to Fred and Martha Desjardins. She was a Garson girl who moved to Capreol with the love of her life, Mario, in 1952 to start a family and career. Together they owned and operated Mazzuca Motors for 30 years. During that time, it flourished from a gas station to a successful business. You always knew you could find Elaine at the bank, religiously, on Tuesdays and Fridays.
You could also find her on the dance floor of every party, sporting a rye and water in her hand. Over the years, she was blessed to travel all over the world with her family and friends. In her senior years, she loved spending time with her siblings, and extended family. She thoroughly enjoyed her trips to the casino with Dellie, her partner in crime. Elaine was an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan through the good and bad times. It was not uncommon to walk into her house and hear her cursing the tv when the Jays were on one of their many losing streaks.
She truly was the life of every party, and in her later years, when arthritis got the best of her, the cane and walker that replaced her dancing shoes were used as props anytime a favourite song of hers came on.
Elaine was the proud mother of 4 daughters: Marilyn (Robert Fitzsimmons), Rosanne (Anthony Piselli), Joanne (Michael Bartoli), and Ann Marie (predeceased, Mike Rusin). She was an amazing Nonie and best friend to Farra, Carly (Nathaniel Oelsner), Krista (Kyra de Lege), Vanessa, and Michaela (Tyler Matthews).
Dear sister of Doris (predeceased, Jack Laking), Donald (Mari predeceased), and Myrna (Gerry Regimbald). Loving sister-in-law to Frank (Rose, both predeceased), Valentino (Violet, both predeceased), Albert (predeceased), Rose, and Delphine (Armand Sbrega predeceased).
Special friend to Ellen and Bruno Blasutti, Linda and Richard Chenier, Jackie Labre, George Boucher, Pauline McKinley, Noella Allaire, and many more.
The family would like to thank her homecare workers, who gave her the ability to remain in her own home as long as she did. We would also like to thank the staff on the 8th floor at Health Sciences North for the wonderful care they provided to Elaine over these past few months. In Elaine’s own words, she was “treated like a Queen”.
2020 has not been the best year for our family. Covid made her passing that much more difficult as many of us were not able to physically visit her in the hospital. We are extremely fortunate for the time we did have with her, and we are at peace knowing she is reunited with Mario and her darling Ann Marie.
Nonie – Save the last dance for us!
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sudbury Therapeutic Riding Program or the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated.
Resting at the
Lougheed Funeral Home
4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer
Friends may call 4-8pm Monday.
Funeral Mass in
Our Lady of Peace Church
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at 11am.
Interment in the family plot at the Capreol Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic directives, 50 people or fewer are permitted in the visitation room, and 60 or fewer in the church. Face masks are mandatory. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Hector PROULX (updated)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Hector Proulx at the age of 89, on January 15th, 2020 at Guelph General Hospital.
He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Aurore Proulx. Predeceased by sisters Lucille, Carmen and Isabelle and his brother Gerald. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He retired from CN Rail in 1989 after 42 years of service. This left him more time to enjoy what he loved best, being out in nature. There were lots of stories about blue berry picking and cutting wood with his friend Guy Gagnon.
We know he is smiling now as he sits in a field of blue picking blueberries that were, as he used to say, “As big as your thumb.”
Thank you to the staff and residents of Riverside Glen for the care and friendship you showed him during his time in Guelph. Thanks to the paramedics, nurses and doctors of Guelph General Hospital for their compassion and words of comfort.
A memorial service will be held at the Lougheed Funeral Home, 4506 Michelle Dr., Hanmer on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at 1:30pm. Friends may gather after 1pm Saturday followed by the interment in the Capreol Cemetery.
Rest In Peace—Richard MAZZUCA
The family announces with great sadness the passing of Richard Mazzuca at Maison McCulloch Hospice, Thursday, August 20, 2020 at the age of 52 years. He leaves behind his wife Lynn and children Alexander and Mila.
Richard was the son of Rudy and Lynda Mazzuca, and brother to Shelly Mazzuca-Rumball (John). He leaves behind Gisèle and Gord Nichol, Rhéal and Diane Leblanc, Pierre (Julie-Ann) Leblanc, Eileen (Ollie) Gorman, Jennifer Nichol, Andrea (Bud) Dzuirban, and Cindy Mathieu as well as his nieces and nephews.
During Richard’s palliative care, Lynn, Alexander and Mila were blessed to be part of the Maison McCulloch Hospice family. We will always be grateful for this.
In keeping with the family’s wishes a private funeral Mass will be held. Donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice (by cheque or online) will be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca
Rest In Peace—Sharon Louise BRAZEAU
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Louise Brazeau on July 31, 2020. She passed away in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her family.
Predeceased by her husband, Gilles Brazeau. Loving mother of Rodney Brazeau (Tiffany) and Renée Ross (Jamie), stepmother to Angela Briere (Mike) and Grandmother to Andrew, Matthew, Gabriel, Connor, Parker, and Mason. Special aunt to Michael (Ginny) and Kelly (Sam) as well as many great nieces and nephews.
Sharon loved to spend time with her family and cherished her church, Trinity United in Capreol. She will greatly miss her outings to the Sudbury Theatre Centre with her special Capreol girls and fun outings with many friends.
In keeping with Sharon’s wishes, there will be no service or visitation. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Special Thanks to our amazing nurses from Bayshore, especially Kelly Adams. Sharon received excellent care from Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Daniele Drouin and her team at Maison McCulloch Hospice.
Memorial donations can be made to either the Maison McCulloch Hospice or the Trinity United Church in Capreol. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com
Rest In Peace—Rodolphe (Rudy) Edward LABELLE
Rodolphe Labelle passed away at Falconbridge Extendicare, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the age of 78 years.
Beloved son of Edward and Gabrielle Labelle (both predeceased). Dear brother of Betté and Aline of Hanmer. Cherished husband of Dianne Labelle (née Souliere). Loving father of Michel and Raymond (predeceased) Labelle, grandfather to Zachary and Alysha.
He was a loving man who was always active and enjoyed life to the fullest. Rudy will be sadly missed by family and friends. Thank you to the staff at Falconbridge Extendicare. Cremation services by Simple Wishes of the North – Sudbury.
Rest In Peace—Neil “Bud” TRAIN
Train, Neil, Irving, “Bud”, age 77, formerly of Capreol, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2020 in Hamilton Ontario. He was born March 28, 1943, in Capreol, Ontario to Neil and Barbara (Stoltz ) Train. Bud will be lovingly remembered by his sister Patricia (Jack) Desrochers, William (Katy), John (Mena), Robert (Ida), David, and John Jr., and many many nieces and nephews.
Bud spent his early years in Capreol, working in the Capreol Hotel along side his father/owner. The latter part of his working life was spent in Hamilton where he worked for many years until retirement from St. Peter’s Hospital.
Bud lived a simple but very happy life. He had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep, positive way. He always took the time to listen and help others in any way he could. He touched so many people’s lives in so many ways with his kind heart.
Bud will be deeply missed by all his family and many friends.
Cremation to follow
Rest In Peace—Darlene BELAIRE (Hoffman)
Beloved wife of Armand Belaire predeceased. Loving mother of Kevin Belaire (Lou-Ann), Ricky Belaire predeceased, Steven Belaire (Irene), and Brian Belaire (Deanna). Cherished grandmother of Brandon, Lacey, Christopher, Rebecca (Selacia), and Brady. Dear daughter of the late Alfred and Pearl (Vaillancourt) Hoffman both predeceased. Dear sister of Percy Hoffman (Jeannine), Wally Hoffman (Patsy), Terry Hoffman (Donna), Armand Gallagher (Lucy), and Gladys Ryan (Kevin). Special sister in law to Jeanie O’Malley (Gary predeceased) and Iona Blackley (Don). Sadly missed by dear family friend Colleen Dole Belaire.
Funeral Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home Hanmer/Capreol Chapel
4605 Michelle Dr. Hanmer. Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 1pm. Interment in the Capreol Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated.
Friends may call after 10:30am Tuesday. Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Directives, 50 people or fewer may attend the visitation and service. Facemasks are mandatory.
For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Sally MURPHY
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sally Murphy (nee Sweezey), 83 years of age, at Health Sciences North on Monday, July 20, 2020.
Beloved wife of Gerald Murphy. Loving mother of Alan (Theresa), and Gary (Pauline). Cherished grandmother of Ben (Veronica), and Steven (Christine). Dear sister of Boyd Sweezey (predeceased) and missed by her nieces Lori, Susan, and their families. Sally will be remembered by Gerald’s siblings Mary, Doug, Paul, Dave and their families. Sally was a great cook and homemaker, who always enjoyed going to the Sunday service at the United Church in Capreol.
As per her request, there will be no visitation or service. A Celebration of Sally’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made directly to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd.
Rest In Peace—Sheldon John KELLY
After his courageous battle with cancer, Sheldon Kelly, age 63, of Winnipeg, MB, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020. He is survived by his wife Suellen Kelly; son, Nicholas Kelly; daughter, Sydney Winter (nee Kelly); son-in law, Steven Winter; granddaughter, Sophie Winter; sister, Valerie Tryon; brother-in-law, Allan Tryon and niece Allison Tryon.
Rest In Peace—William Freddrick ORR
In loving memory of William Freddrick Orr who passed away peacefully at the Mindemoya Hospital on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the age of 85.
Beloved husband of 62 years of Barbara Anne Orr (nee Fraser) (predeceased). Loving father of Janice (Marc), Billy (Anita), David (predeceased) and Don (Adeline). Cherished grandfather of Holley, Amanda, Karly, Riley and Haley. Great-grandfather to many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Russell and Edna Orr. Survived by his sisters Minnie and Elsie. Predeceased by his siblings Russell, Carl, Howard, Caroline and Eila. Bill will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
Bill was born in Hornepayne, Ontario where he grew up. He married his wife Barbara of 62 years in Hornepayne. Bill worked for Canadian National Railway for 42 years before retiring to Manitoulin Island. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in the bush. As per Bill’s wishes, a private burial will be held on the Island. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary.
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Life’s Railroad To Heaven
Life is like a railroad,
With an engineer that’s brave.
We must make the run successful,
From the cradle to the grave.
You will roll up the grades of trial,
You will cross the bridge of strife.
See that Christ is your conductor
On the lightning train of life.
Always mindful of obstructions.
Do not falter, Do not fail.
Keep your hand upon the throttle
And your eye upon the rail.
Rest In Peace—Bob BIRNIE
Bob passed away Sunday, 21 June, 2020, at the age of 86.
His ashes will be buried on Tuesday June 30th 2:00 P.M. at the Capreol Cemetery. All friends welcome.
Rest In Peace—Paul LAVIGUEUR
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Paul Lavigueur on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
Beloved husband of Linda Lavigueur (McCormick) predeceased. Loving father to Dawn (Mark Tocholke) and Greg (Theresa Bohan). Paul was cherished by his grandchildren Amanda, Meghan, Kendall, Julia, and Benson. Dear son of Philias and Dorothy Lavigueur both predeceased and brother to Teresa McCrae (Jim) and Brian (predeceased).
Paul retired from the Power Department at INCO to live at his residence at the family camp with Linda. He enjoyed a lifetime of camping and fishing. Paul volunteered at the Capreol Legion Branch 179. He was looking forward to the next fish fry. Paul was always willing to help anyone as he was a Jack of all Trades. He will be missed by his family, friends, and his furry companion Bo.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Paul can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 179 (Capreol) or the Ontario SPCA. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Irene WATTERS
With sadness our family announces the passing of our mother Ethel Irene Watters, mother of 9, grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 9 and great-great-grandmother of 6.
Beloved wife of the late Percy Watters, loving mother of Leona Greene (Vander predeceased), Romana and Jack Boyd (both predeceased), Marlene Paul (Bruce predeceased), Linda Ross (Leo), Susan Lammi (Fred), Stanley Watters (predeceased), Jim Watters (Ruth), Raymond Watters (predeceased)(Marion), Steve Watters (Janis), also predeceased by her brother Art Skinner (Florence) and sisters Marg Orser (Jim) and Betty Graham (Lyle).
Mom was born in York Twp. Toronto in 1917. There she met and married Dad in 1938, they moved to Norman Twp in 1944.
A special thank you to the P.S.W.s, Nurses and all who helped in caring for Mom at Pioneer Manor. We know her wit, her sense of humor, her determination and her appearance kept all of you on your toes and we thank you for your patience and understanding. Sadly missed by all her family and friends.
A Private family interment will be held in the Capreol Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada or the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, Sudbury
Rest In Peace—Joseph Robert Samuel “Bobby” GELINAS
It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye to Bobby, who fought as hard as he could against severe health issues over the last few years until his body had enough. He was in his 75th year. A loving brother, uncle and brother-in-law, he was pre-deceased by his mother Kathleen and his father Maurice and siblings Joe, Eddy and Carol-Ann. Loving brother to sisters Glenda, Helen, Sandra, Susan and brother Norm.
Being a young gay man in the 70s and early 80s wasn’t an easy life but as a true testament to his character, he refused to hide who he was. He took action to live the life he wanted and to live the life he was supposed to live. He was an inspiration to many. Bobby lived big and loved big no matter the consequences. He was a proud uncle who held his 26 nieces and nephews, as well as his great and great-great nieces and nephews, close to his heart. He loved to tease them and seemed to find great pleasure in getting them into trouble with their parents. He was so proud to hear about their successes and accomplishments. He never failed to make them laugh and always made them feel they were special to him. Bobby loved disco, loved dancing and loved to party – cranking up the tunes on one of his prized stereos, not only listening to but singing along with his favorite divas – Céline, Babs, and Patsy, to name a few.
Although born and raised in the small CN town of Capreol, he loved to travel and he lived in sunny hot places like Hawaii and San Diego where he worked as a bartender before settling in Vancouver. He had a love for the west and bought a house in Saskatchewan, where he lived until his health and missing his family brought him to St. Luke’s Independent Living Retirement Home in Cambridge.
Bobby will be remembered for always trying to make a person feel good with a compliment or a kind deed; his non-stop chatter; his teasing, joking and deep laughter; his phone calls and never-ending voicemails with Gloria Gaynor’s “I will Survive” and a chirping bird in the background; his 4 sugar, 3 cream McDonald’s coffees; and his passion for bees, insects, butterflies and birds. We love you Bobby and we miss you already. In lieu of flowers, donations to the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area (acckwa.com) would be appreciated.
Funeral Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer, on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 11am. Due to COVID-19 directives, 10 people or fewer may attend. Interment in the Capreol Cemetery. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Ronnie Kline
We have been unable to find an obituary for Mr. Kline. If anyone has a copy or knows where it can be located please contact us. Thank you.
Rest In Peace—Elizabeth Marianne BAILLARGEON
It is with great sadness the Baillargeon family announces with sorrow the passing of our mother Elizabeth Marianne Baillargeon on March 30, 2020, at the age of 80.
She was born in Longlac ON, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Ishkwaanden) Dore. Beloved wife of Jacques Baillargeon (predeceased). Loving mother of Michel (Lynette) of Barrie, Line (Denis) of Capreol, Chantal (Norm) of Hanmer, Jack (Tracy) of Garson, Eric of Capreol, Pascale (Chris) of Sudbury. Dear sister Judy Rasevych (nee Dore) and Predeceased by her siblings Linus, Isabelle Levina and Joey. Cherished grandmother of Aleah. Jorden. Jessica, Chris, Tasha, Calvin, Tiffany, Shane, Dustyn, Kayla, Austin, Braydon, Willow, Faith, Ethan, Kaylee, Justin, Bradley, Matthew, Isaiah, Alissa, Kyarah, Malachi. Loving great- grandmother of Ryley, Madyson, Trista, Jorgia-Lee, Varyk, Lilly, Rylan, Nicholas, Connor, Jayden, Addilynn, Cayden, Jaimielyn, Landyn, Grayson and Anastasia.
She had a true passion for religion and loved helping those in need with a prayer. She loved her family. There was a lot of love in our mom’s life. Even though she is gone now, we know that her legacy will live in our hearts forever. Her life was a living example of a Bible verse Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgive one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”
Due to unforeseen circumstances we cannot have a funeral. We will have a celebration of life at a later date. Special Thanks to our cousins Tammy and Deacon Micheal Robinson for the live Facebook church service on April 3, 2020. She would have loved it. Our mother Elizabeth will be missed by many. Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they will comfort.” Amen
Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
Rest In Peace—James Conrad (Jim/Duke) WEBSTER
It is with profound sadness our family shares the passing of James “Jim/Duke” Webster suddenly at his home in Capreol on May 1, 2020. Jim was only 79, but has joined his beloved Christine Webster (predeceased 2004), his best friend and wife of 43 years.
Jim was a supportive and loving husband, father, and grandfather who adored his family and the Toronto Maple Leafs equally. There may have been the odd day when the scales tipped in the Leaf’s favour. Jim enjoyed engaging in conversations with friends and neighbours and always had a story to share. He took great pride in his home and lawn where the grass was manicured with a level and scissors. He looked forward to his adventures and excursions with family and could spend hours shopping with grandkids. He was an avid dancer with moves for days and a singing voice that entertained the family. Jim was fortunate to have found love and life with Carolyn Fortin for the last 12 years, even during hockey season.
Jim was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario October 9, 1940 son of James and Rita, brother to Daniel and Jackie (predeceased). He married Christine Olive Yaworski, the love of his life, in Kirkland Lake in 1960 and the journey began. His career involved policing and the gas industry where he retired from in 1999. His family will be eternally grateful for his legacy of love include his four children Lorrie (Paul) Sabourin, Wendi (Dale) MacCormack, Lisa (Robert) Smith, and Jamie (Amanda); his grandchildren Jennifer (Gilles) Paul, Amanda (Brenton) Dukeshire, Jesse (Natalie) Hawrelluk, Joel (Cassy) Hawrelluk, Joshua (Natalie) Webster, Kylee (Ken) MacCormack, and Cassidy Smith; and his great grandchildren Emma, Maxine, Benjamin, Jaxen, Taryn, Tanner, Robyn, Mackena, Mya, Cameron, Abel, Luca, Nova, Nathan, Natalia, Noah, Nolan and baby Hawrelluk arriving in June.
Although his passing brings a tremendous loss for all, we find comfort and solace in his reuniting with our Mom and will be laid to rest with her in Kirkland Lake. We share with you the message that hangs in his kitchen-‘Live Well, Laugh Often, and Love Much’ especially in these challenging times. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. The family would like to thank the Paramedics, Police Officers and neighbors for their compassion and support. In Jim’s memory and in lieu of flowers, donations to Health Sciences North Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.
Rest In Peace—Barbara Anne ORR
In Loving Memory of Barbara Anne Orr (nee Fraser) who passed away peacefully at the Mindemoya Hospital with her husband at her side on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the age of 84.
Beloved wife of 62 years to Bill Orr. Loving mother of Janice (Mark), Billy (Anita), David (predeceased), and Don (Adeline). Cherished grandmother of Karly, Riley, and Haley. Predeceased by her parents Rolo Fraser and Elizabeth Fraser (nee Barr). Will be missed by her siblings: Ruth (predeceased), Don (predeceased), and Caroline. Barb will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.
Barb was born on the Wilson farm in Spring Bay. She taught Grades 1 through 8 in a one-room schoolhouse in Poplar in 1955 when she was only 19 years old. Barb was always a very generous and caring teacher. She also taught in Capreol. She later moved to Hornepayne where she met the love of her life, Bill. They were married in July of 1957. When she moved back to Manitoulin she became very involved in the history of Central Manitolin. She served in the Historical Society where she was instrumental in telling the stories of some of the old buildings. She also taught Sunday School at the Mindemoya Missionary church where she won an award. She was also a member of the Horticultural Society and served as secretary of the Seniors’ Club. In her spare time she loved flowers, gardening, and playing the piano. When she was growing up she would play the piano everyday with her father. Barb’s favourite Psalm was Psalm 91.
A private service was held at Island Funeral Home on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 11am with Pastor Ray Kloetstra officiating. Burial followed in the Mindemoya Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or to the Mindemoya Missionary Church.
Rest In Peace—Ida-May WENDORF
Rest In Peace—Rhoda LE CAPPELAIN
Rhoda Le Cappelain passed away peacefully April 8, 2020 at Pine Grove Care Centre in Kamloops BC. She was predeceased by her husband Albert and lovingly remembered by her son, Brian Le Cappelain, daughter-in law, Karen, and grandchildren, David & Cheri, as well as nieces and nephews.
Rhoda was born in 1925 in Hornepayne. She lived in Capreol from early 1950’s till 1978 when Lowphos Ore mine closed .While in Capreol she was active as a bookkeeper for a number local businesses and St Albans Parish. Rhoda and Albert moved to Logan Lake in 1978 where Albert worked at Lornex Mine (Now Highland Valley Copper). She maintained contact with many friends from Capreol .
She continued her community work in Logan Lake with Search & Rescue and was the Area co-ordinator for the Province of BC Emergency program. She was also appointed a Canon in the Anglican Church where she was very active until a stroke required her to move into long term care.
Memorial services are postponed due to the current Covid 19 issues.
Rest In Peace—John PETROFF
It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of John Petroff on April 8, 2020, 88 years old of Manitoulin Island and formally of Capreol.
Predeceased by his parents Pete and Anna Petroff of Brent. Survived by his wife Marilyne (nee Stein), son’s Bryan (Cathy), Terry (Ann Marie), Allan (predeceased) and Donny (Cindy). Cherished grandfather of Elliott, Issic, Paul (Priscilla), Shannon (Jeremy VanDenbroek), Russell, Avery and Savannah. Dear brother of Eileen Deering (Jack) from Ottawa both predeceased and brother in law of Donna and Robert Mersereau. Dear uncle of Adele Deering (Jim Tays) and their children Peter and Aaryn and Jeffery (Marlenee) Deering.
John started his railroad career as a Hostler in Capreol then went to Hornepayne to become a Locomotive Engineer. He moved back to Capreol as an engineer for 38 years, retiring in 1989. John enjoyed fishing, boating, gardening and spending time at their summer home on Manitoulin Island and his beloved homestead in Brent (Cedar Lake).
A celebration of Life will be held at a future date when the restrictions for Covid-19 have been lifted. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home. For messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org
Rest In Peace—John ‘Satch’ COLASIMONE
It is with heavy hearts we announcing the passing of John “Satch” Colasimone who passed away peacefully at home on April 11th at the age of 65.
John was born on October 20th, in Sudbury to Henry and Thelma Colasimone (predeceased). John is survived by his wife, Christine, and children Johnny (Kali) and Catherine (Mitch).
Loving brother of Audrey (predeceased), Norm (Joyce) Colasimone, Arlene (Jim) McBride, Raymond (Susie) Colasimone, Beverley (Barry) MacDonald, Rhonda (Robert) Greco, June (Frank) Healy, Perry Colasimone and Bernice Colasimone (Danny). He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and many close friends like Al, Doc, Huck, and Judi.
He enjoyed a lifelong career at Canadian National Railway, where he made many long-lasting friendships, and worked many different roles ultimately retiring as a Train Master. He was very passionate about the town of Capreol where he served on the local council, spearheaded the Save the Rail campaign, sat on the Capreol CAN Committee, and co-founded the Capreol Daycare. Despite all of these roles, his favorite position was being the Assitant Super Attendant of Ella Lake. Ella lake was his favorite place, spending all his summers on the Hanky Panky Sandpan and where he created the Back 40 for all of us to enjoy amazing music and create memories to last a lifetime. We know he will forever be watching all the concerts at the Back 40 with us.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date when we can all get come together in his memory.
Rest In Peace—Steven Leo LEPKI
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Steven Lepki in Harlingen Texas on March 22 at the age of 69 years.
Beloved husband Lise Lepki. Predeceased by his mother Hermance (Proulx) and father Wilfred. Loving father of Judith (predeceased), David in Sudbury and Eric in Harlingen Texas. Cherished grandfather to Nathaniel (Samantha) and Lauren in Sudbury. Dear brother of Susan (Gerald McMillian predeceased) of Sudbury, Mark (Tracey) of Capreol and Paula (Todd Campbell) of North Bay. Dearest brother in-law of Rachelle and Gary Kuzyk of North Bay.
Steven grew up and was raised in Capreol Ontario and then moved to Harlingen Texas in 1990.
Rest In Peace—Shelley Jayne PAGE
Peacefully passed away on Monday March 9, 2020 at the age of 58. Shelley joins her spouse and partner of 35 years, Rod Albert who predeceased her on March 2, 2020. Sadly missed by her siblings Brenda Carey, Debbie Lynch and Brent Page.
Shelley was born in Cochrane, Ontario on May 26, 1961, the youngest of four children. Raised and educated in Capreol, Shelley was not only a gifted student, but an all-around athlete excelling in basketball, cross-country running, badminton, tennis, golf and softball. Her love and passion for sports was only exceeded by her life-long love of learning. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Master’s Degree in English, Shelley became an English secondary school teacher in 1985. Her passion for teaching and the quality of public education led to her early involvement with the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation in her Durham local. Local leadership led to provincial leadership and in 2010, Shelley was hired by OSSTF as an Executive Assistant serving the needs of members across Ontario. Shelley worked primarily in the area of collective bargaining where she was a strong and articulate advocate for members. She proudly served her Union for almost 10 years.
Shelley maintained a life-long commitment to fitness, especially long-distance running. She loved hiking and working out. Her enjoyment of hiking in the Rockies and on Manitoulin Island led to her love of Nature and to a profound commitment to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Shelley enjoyed her Manitoulin property more than anything else for the last 25 years. If you were her friend it meant that you were invited to THE COTTAGE, a rare privilege!
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working to conserve another tract of land on Manitoulin Island, which ultimately will include the Shelley Page Turtle Trail in honour of Shelley’s passion for nature and the island. Manitoulin Island is one of the most biologically rich areas of Ontario, making it a high priority for conservation. To contribute to this project in honour of Shelley, please call The Nature Conservancy at : 1-800-465-8005 and ask that your donation go to the Shelley Page Turtle Trail
All are welcomed to the MCEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Rd. Ajax) 905-428-8488 to remember Shelley and her partner Rod on Saturday April 4, 2020 from 2pm until the time of memorial service in the chapel at 4pm. Online condolences may be made at www.mceachniefuneral.ca
Rest In Peace—Donna NICOLLS
In Loving Memory of Donna Nicolls, February 16th, 1954 – February 24th, 2020.
Beloved wife of Harry Nicolls. Loving mother of Tammy (Mike), Colleen, Tracy (Kyle), Amy, Samantha (predeceased) and Brian (predeceased). Cherished grandmother of Vanessa, Brandon, Nathan, Alexandra, Natasha, Jordan, Isaiah, Jeremy, Aiden, Toni, Olivia, Hailey, Joshua, Emily, Jayden, Ramzey, and great-grandchildren Caleb, Evah, and Elijah. Dear daughter of Bertha Wheeler (Ambrose) and Raymond Wheeler (predeceased). Dear sister of Edward (Linda), Gord (Gail), and Max (predeceased).
Funeral Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer Friday, February 28th, 2020 at 2:30pm. (Friends may call after 1:30pm Friday). Interment in the Capreol Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Emily, Jayden, and Ramzey’s Trust Fund would be appreciated.
Rest In Peace—Samantha NICOLLS
In Loving Memory of Samantha Nicolls, October 3rd, 1981 – February 21st, 2020.
Lovingly remembered by Rick. Beloved mother of Emily (Matty), Jayden, and Ramzey, and cherished grandmother of Elijah. Loving daughter of Harry Nicolls and Donna Nicolls (deceased). Dear sister of Tammy (Mike), Colleen, Tracy (Kyle), Amy, and Brian (predeceased). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, and her grandmother Bertha Wheeler (Ambrose).
Funeral Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer Friday, February 28th, 2020 at 2:30pm. (Friends may call after 1:30pm Friday). Interment in the Capreol Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Emily, Jayden, and Ramzey’s Trust Fund would be appreciated.
Rest In Peace—Elie Hector PROULX
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Hector Proulx at the age of 89, on January 15th, 2020 at Guelph General Hospital.
He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Aurore Proulx. Predeceased by sisters Lucille, Carmen and Isabelle and brother Gerald.
Survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He retired from CN Rail in 1989 after 42 years of service. This left him more time to enjoy what he loved best, being out in nature. There were lots of stories about blueberry picking and cutting wood with his friend Guy Gagnon.
We know he is smiling now as he sits in a field of blue picking blueberries that were, as he used to say, “As big as your thumb.”
Thank you to the staff and residents of Riverside Glen for the care and friendship you showed him during his time in Guelph.
Thanks to the paramedics, nurses and doctors of Guelph General Hospital for their compassion and words of comfort.
A memorial service and interment will take place in Capreol, Ontario with the date to be announced later.
Rest In Peace—Bruce GAMBLE
In loving memory of Bruce Gamble who passed away, surrounded by his loving family, at Maison McCulloch Hospice, Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, at the age of 83 years.
Son of the late Wilfred and the late Harriet (née Hennessy) Gamble. He is now reunited with his beloved wife and dancing partner of 63 years Eliane Gamble (née Prévost) predeceased on September 23rd, 2019. Proud father of two caring daughters that were at his side until the end, Marlene Côté (Victor Wright) of Cochrane and Lorraine Beadman of Capreol. His two grandsons that he both called ‘‘Sport’’, Ryan Heatherington of Smooth Rock Falls and Brad Beadman (Ellen Somers) of Halifax, NS., and his granddaughter that he called ‘‘Sunshine’’, who held his hand until his passing, Kristy Beadman (Camille Lemieux) of Capreol will forever cherish fond memories of him. He was also blessed with great-grand-children Rylan, Jérémie, Alexandre, and Jonah. Beloved brother of Mary Walker (late Bill) of North Bay. He will be missed by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, friends, and by his dog Daisy.
Bruce was a passionate trucker and enjoyed the road. He loved to tell stories, jokes, and reminisce of his many adventures. In his younger days, he flew his Cessna plane discovering Cochrane from an aerial view. He loved dancing the night away with his beautiful soulmate Eliane. An avid outdoorsman and fisherman, he loved spending time on Ryan’s Lake. He also enjoyed camping with his family at René Brunelle Provincial Park in Moonbeam. He will be remembered for his willingness to help others and for his great sense of humor. He loved gardening and watching the hockey game on television and at the arena.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the caring staff at Maison McCulloch Hospice for their dedication and love expressed to Bruce.
A private family service will take place at a later date. Interment of cremated remains will take place in the Cochrane Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Hanmer, ON. Donations (cheque only) towards the Maison McCulloch Hospice or to the René Brunelle Provincial Park for Disability Upgrades would be greatly appreciated. To make a donation in memory of Bruce & Eliane Gamble, please complete the form: http://www.ontarioparks.com/pdf/donate/donation_form.pdf and make the cheque payable to: Minister of Finance – Ontario Parks.
Rest In Peace—Patricia PITRE
In Loving Memory of Patricia Clara Pitre (nee Harvey) 96 years Peacefully, Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at Pioneer Manor, Sudbury.
Beloved wife of Alcide Joseph Pitre predeceased October 30th, 2004. Loving mother of Teresa Ayerst (Larry), Diana Mathany (John), Russell Pitre (Charlotte), Philip predeceased 1985, and David (Brenda). Cherished grandmother of Terry Lee (Claude), Glenn (Linda), Darrin (Carole), Mark (Tiina), Todd (Kim), David (Melissa), Ashley (Ryan), Lisa, and Tyrell. Loving great-grandmother to Lauryn, Ryan, Patrick, Matthew, Andrew, Alexandra, Hannah, Olivia, Audrea, Gabriel, Joshua, and James. Dear daughter of Russell and Marie (nee Shayer) Harvey both predeceased. Special sister in law to Aleitha Pitre. Sadly missed by loving nieces and nephews.
Patricia married Alcide in 1942 in Capreol, where they raised their five children.
Patricia enjoyed reading, television, and puzzles, and was devoted to her loving family.
The family expresses their appreciation to the staff at Pioneer Manor, Dr. McAllister, and Dr. Gill for their excellent care and support. Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer (Friends may call 6:30pm to 9pm, and after 9:30am Friday) Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 11am. Interment in the family plot at the Capreol Cemetery.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Sue Ann GRIFFITH
In Loving Memory of Sue Ann Griffith 71 years. Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 20th, 2020 at Extendicare York. She left behind her family Gillies Moise and loving children Griff Moise of Capreol and Tara Moise-McVeety (Ryan McVeety) of Redbridge and the loving Nana of Landen McVeety. Sue Ann is predeceased by her parents Thelma and Doug Griffith and her sister Holly Griffith. She will be sadly missed by her beloved Cat Houdini.
There will be no visitation or service. Cremation will take place with a private family gathering at a later date.
Donations to the NEO Kids Foundation or the Northern Cancer Foundation – Cancer Center would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Sudbury Park Lawn Cremation Service.
Rest In Peace—Doreen ARDIEL
In Loving memory of Doreen Evelyn Ardiel (nee Windrim) 92 years Tuesday January 14t, 2020 at Extendicare Falconbridge, Sudbury.
Beloved wife of Orval Ardiel predeceased. Loving mother of Karen (Mike Sawyer), Debra (Michael Dashnay) and Tracy (Dean Konrad). Cherished grandmother of Alanna, David, Elwood, Robin, Christopher, Lindsay, Justin and great grandchildren Sara, Kayla, Jared, Thomas, Brandon, Curtis, Calvin, Jessica, Ayden, Danilynn, Gwen, Connor and great great grandchildren Jamie and Landon. Dear daughter of Cecil and Sarah (Shaw) Windrim both predeceased. Dear sister of Jane McCron (husband Robert), Elwood Windrim predeceased (wife Jean), Velma Arnold (husband Allie) both predeceased. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
The family thanks Doreen’s special friend Angel McKee and all the staff, especially Rita at Extendicare Falconbridge for their excellent care and support, and the staff at Pharmasave at Hanmer Mall for their excellent service and help.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Maison McCulloch Hospice, Sudbury Breast Cancer Survivors or Alzheimer Society. Funeral Service at the Lougheed Funeral Home Hanmer/Capreol Chapel 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer Saturday January 18th, 2020 at 2:30pm Cremation with interment in the family plot at South River Friends may call after 12:30pm Saturday
Rest In Peace—John D. PIANOSI
John was a devoted husband to Sheila (Orasi) for 52 years, and a loving father to Marie, and to the late Vicki-Lynn. He cherished his role as Nonno to Vicki and David’s children, Ben, Jillian, and Joey. John was the first born in his large family, and will be missed by his siblings Jean Beaudet (the late Andre), Margaret Faye (Peter), Barb Jennings (Greg), Pauline Welsh, Jim Pianosi (Ann Coles), David Pianosi (Aimee), and Gary Pianosi (Lucy). Dear brother in law to Shirley Orasi (John Hynes), and a beloved uncle to dozens of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Diane Henderson (Randy) and Mary Ann, and by his parents Ezio & Olvide (Biondi).
John was a dedicated teacher and principal, who inspired generations of students throughout the Greater Sudbury area. His many friends in Capreol and Sudbury will have fond memories of floor hockey, bowling, and sharing funny stories.
Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Tuesday with parish prayers 3pm Tuesday). Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Hope Church 591 Brennan Road, Sudbury Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 10:30am. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John to the Cardiac Inpatient Fund at Health Sciences North would be most appreciated. Online donations can be made at www.hsnfoundation.com, and for donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Ann Marie Mazzuca
Let us tell you a story about a true warrior.
In 2003, our beloved Ann Marie Mazzuca was told she had brain and lung cancer, and was given 9 months to live. Against insurmountable odds, she beat cancer. Unfortunately, cancer had her number and would return again 3 more times. She was often regarded as an inspiration to many other people she met at the cancer centre, who were also fighting the big fight. After an on and off battle over 17 years, she is finally at peace, and heaven gained another angel on January 8th, 2020.
Annie grew up in Capreol, and shared her father’s love of cars. She and her husband Mike owned and operated Western Valley Auto Sales for 16 years before entering retirement. She loved long car rides, poutine, cheesecake, and a fresh car wash. She especially enjoyed travelling all over North America with her sweetheart, Mike, and her trips to Panama City with Anthony and Rosanne.
She is survived by her mother, Elaine, and predeceased in 2000 by her father Mario. She leaves behind her husband Mike, who never left her side, and her wonderful stepchildren, Andrea (Sheldon Chamberlain) and Jarrett Rusin. She will be dearly missed by her sisters Marilyn (Bob Fitzsimmons), Rosanne (Anthony Piselli), and Joanne (Mike Bartoli), as well as her nieces Farra, Carly (Nathaniel Oelsner), Krista (Kyra de Lege), Vanessa, and Michaela (Tyler Matthews). She will always be remembered as “granny Annie” to her step-grandchildren, Hayden and Owen. Special sister-in-law to Karen Selk (Tim). She will be missed by the Mazzuca, Desjardins, and Rusin families, as well as her many friends. Annie and Mike cherished the time spent with their dear friends Laurie and Wayne, Cheryl and Rick, and Diane and Jeff.
A special thank you to Tina Carriere for the compassion she showed to Annie and our family during Annie’s hardest moments. The family would also like to thank Dr. Pablo Cano for your dedication to Annie over all these years.
Never once during any of her battles with cancer did she ever want sympathy or people feeling sorry for her. She was the strongest person we’ve ever known, and we will miss her very much. Although she was taken far too soon, we know she put up one hell of a fight, right up until the very end. We know she’s watching over us, saying “Quit crying and put a smile on your face,” and that’s exactly what we will try to do.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated.
Funeral Service in the
Lougheed Funeral Home
4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer
Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 11am.
(Friends may call 2-5; 7-9pm Sunday and after 10am Monday).
Interment in the family plot at the Capreol Cemetery.
For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Sylvia ST GEORGE
It is with sorrow the family announces the passing of Sylvia Nicole St George at the age of 38 years. She will be deeply missed by her father Raymond St Georges (Carol), mother Debra-Ann St George (née Croteau) and her big brother Shannon St George (Stephanie). Sylvia will forever be remembered by her beautiful daughter Samantha Sturgeon. She is reunited with her Papa and Nanny, Fred and Colleen Croteau. Lovingly remembered by her Nanny and Pepère Laurette and Roger Carriere. She will never be forgotten by her stepsisters, their husbands, and her large array of nieces and nephews. Sylvie will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by many Aunts, Uncles and many cousins.
Sylvia Nicole St George was born on March 9th, 1981. From the time she was born she was fierce and wild. Sylvie was spirited, beautiful and loyal to her friends and family. She loved to drive with her windows down and her music up. As the saying goes, she danced like no one was watching, and frankly, she wouldn’t have given a damn even if they were. She lived life “fast fast” with fun always in the cards. Sylvie or “Feachie Peachie” as Papa Croteau called her, loved being outside. She loved camping, canoeing and spent countless peaceful hours at Paradise Lake in Capreol.
She adored her daughter Samantha, who will keep a part of Sylvie with all of us. Sylvie and her brother Shannon had a strong bond from the time they were little, and held each other both up and accountable through all the years they were given with each other. Sylvia battled bravely against depression for much of her time here, but her life deserves to be remembered by the beauty, the artistic spirit and the spontaneity that those 38 years brought her and those around her. She was a wonderful daughter, a proud mother, a loving sister and a loyal friend.
In lieu of flowers, a Go-Fund-Me has been set up for Sylvia’s daughter, Samantha. Please visit http://gf.me/u/xap65w or search for “In memory of Sylvia; for Sammy” to donate. A celebration of life will be taking place Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at the Italian Club in Copper Cliff from 12pm to 4pm. Arrangements in care of Simple Wishes of the North, Sudbury.
Rest In Peace—John S. TYE
In Loving Memory of John Stanley Tye 68 years Monday, December 30th, 2019 at his residence. Beloved husband of 43 years of Shirley Tye (nee Jokinen). Cherished son of Jack and Ethel Tye both predeceased. Loving brother of Lual Campbell (husband Roy) of Elliot Lake. Dear brother in law of Rauno “Ron” Jokinen (Maja Jokinen) of Val Caron, Erik Jokinen (Tess) of Blind River, Ritva Sanz of Newmarket, and Caroline Jokinen of Sudbury. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and their families.
John retired from PLC Department, General Motors, in Oshawa after 26 years as a licensed electrician and then worked part-time for the Applied Research Department at Cambrian College for about 9 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hannah Lake Bible Center (c/o Canadian-Finnish Evangelization Society Inc) would be appreciated.
Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call 6-8pm Friday January 10th, 2020 and after 10am Saturday January 11th 2020). Funeral Service in the R. J. Barnard Chapel Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 11am. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. For those unable to attend the service, it can be viewed online at www.livememorialservices.com. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Gregory ‘Gregg’ J. VAILLANCOURT
Sadly Gregg passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Capreol, Gregg was the son of Edgar (Tates) and Lil (predeceased) and was the second of four boys. He will be dearly missed by brothers Don (Evelyn), Bob (predeceased) (Laurie), Allan; nieces and nephew Leigh Ann, Michael V and Chantal, and loved one Michael M, as well as so many other friends and family members near and far.
Gregg was a CN rail man starting in Capreol and made many stints to the south and north building and repairing the tracks on ‘his machine’.
Gregory James – or “Leggs” to his friends – liked to read a good book, cook up great meals, go on his annual fishing trip with Don and dear friends Tony, Tom and others over the years; and to be with his brothers and his ‘sis’ E. A good part of Gregg’s life centred around the Legion spending tons of hours with his best friend ‘Cracksie’ (predeceased), helping with events, playing shuffleboard or organizing the hockey pool and sharing a few cold ones with his good friends Phil, Frank, Gerry and many others. Then there was his sweet Scarlett, you would often see him with Scarlett on his lap as she looked out the window of the car.
Very special thanks to Dr. Singh and resident Megan; JP, Stacey, Kelly and Christine who so genuinely cared about him and so kindly helped us.
In keeping with Gregg’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A Celebration to remember Gregg will be held in the Spring at the Capreol Legion, details to be confirmed. In the meantime, please take a moment to make a toast to Gregg – may he rest in peace.
Donations in his memory can be made directly to the Capreol Legion Branch 179 at 16 Young Street, Capreol, ON P0M 1H0 or to Health Sciences North. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you. For an interval. Somewhere. Very near. Just around the corner. All is well.
Rest In Peace—Robert ‘Bob’ ROY
The family announces with great sorrow his passing, Friday, December 13th, 2019 at the age of 70 years.
Son of the late Leo and the late Lillian (née Roche) Roy. Loved husband of Jocelyne (née Sirard) Roy. Dear father of Tamara (Don) Molloy and Kristie (Pierre) Gionet. Cherished grandfather of Ellen (Jeffrey), Evan, Ean, Samuel and Maxim. Dear brother of Victoria (David) Ridgway, Susanne Roy, Joanne (Jon) Naismith and Mary Jane (Rene) Roy-Ephraim. Brother in law of Daniel (Sirard), Michel (Elaine) Sirard, Gaston (Arlene) Sirard and Carmen (Pierre) Rivers. Robert will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph St. Hanmer, Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m.
A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the Cooperative Funeral Home Chapel.
Donations by cheque only to Autism Ontario, Diabetes Canada or CNIB would be greatly appreciated. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.
Rest In Peace—Neil David MARQUIS
A crack opened in our world yesterday, and it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother and friend, Neil David Marquis, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Neil, the son of Nelson and Jean Marquis (predeceased), was born in Capreol, Ontario. The second of seven children, Neil recalled recently how growing up he felt he was the luckiest of children for living in such a loving family. He remembered lying in bed at night listening to his parents plan their summer camping trips – a summer ritual, during which the tent trailer would be loaded and the children would all tumble into and out of the car, as the family made its way across the continent.
Neil lived his life to the fullest; he played hockey for the Sudbury Wolves, excelled in tennis, and loved strolling the warm beaches of Corfu. He was a walking encyclopaedia of music and regaled his nieces and nephews with his knowledge.
When Neil moved to Moncton, NB, he met his wife, Karen Trites (predeceased) and eventually found his true calling working with amateur theatre in Kentville, NS. Living in Toronto over the past few years, Neil developed close friendships with his neighbours. When they visited Neil in the hospital during his treatments, they referred to each other as “brother”, and that is what Neil was – a loving and kind brother.
Neil will be sorely missed by his sister, MaryJane (Chet) of Killarney, Ont., sister, Patti of Wasaga Beach, Ont., Phil (Debra) of Muscat, Oman, Tom (Rose) of Oakville, Ont., Teresa of Ottawa, Ont., and Tony (Jennifer) of Barrie, Ont. His many nieces and nephews will always remember Neil for his gentle nature and sweet smile. He taught us all to look at things and people with the sensitivity they deserved.
A Visitation will take place at ROSAR-MORRISON FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto, Suite 300, 670 Bloor Street West, Toronto, beginning at 1 p.m. Cremation to take place. If desired a donation in memoriam may be made to a charity of choice.
As Cohen sings, “There is a crack in everything”, but we know, “that’s how the light gets in.”
Rest In Peace—Wendy Sue TAYLOR
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Wendy Taylor, of Capreol, ON, announce her sudden passing on Saturday, November, 9th, 2019, at the age of 65.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 45 years, Glenn Taylor of Capreol. Loving mother to Amanda (Riley) McDade, and proud granny to Jacob McDade, of Saint-Bruno, QC.
Loving daughter of Geraldine and Thomas McDonald (predeceased); raised by loving aunt Gertrude LeCain and cousin Jim LeCain (both predeceased).
Loving sister to Trudy (Eddie) Doran, Linda McQueen, Sandra (Wesley McLean predeceased) Patsy Toderian(predeceased), Gary McDonald (predeceased), Tommy (Lucille predeceased) McDonald, Teddy Kathleen (predeceased) Timmy McDonald, and Lorne (Carol) McDonald, all of Thunder Bay. Jim (Denise)LeCain of Capreol, Carol (Ian) Tissington, and Jane Kelly(predeceased). Sister-in-law to Garth (Diane) Taylor, Gayle (Peter) Perry (predeceased), and Grant Taylor (predeceased). Wendy will be greatly missed by many more family members and friends.
Wendy was a kind, caring, and thoughtful person, who was always there for her family and friends. She always put the needs of those she loved ahead of her own. She most enjoyed spending time with her grandson Jacob, who was the light of her life and who would make her eyes sparkle whenever she saw him or heard his voice. She also enjoyed spending time with her husband, reading a good book, and sending random witty messages to her daughter that made her smile. She will be the star that shines bright on us always.
As per Wendy’s wishes no services will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to SickKids Foundation.
Rest In Peace—Don GASCON
Don passed away peacefully on Sunday November 17, 2019 at the Hornepayne Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife Margy and stepdaughter Madison (partner Erica). Don will be sadly missed by his beloved canine companion Ripley who was always by his side. Don is predeceased by his father Claude Gascon and is the loving son of Anne Gascon (friend Larry), brothers Clyde (wife Lisa) and Rob (wife Grace). Don was dearly loved by his entire family and will be missed immensely by all.
Don loved his career with CN Rail and made many lifelong friendships with coworkers in various departments. Don was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, camping, playing guitar, horseshoes, cheering for the Habs and butter tarts. Don’s sense of humour was second to none. He was a playful, loving and generous man who wanted everyone around him to have a good time.
The family is thankful to the staffs of the medical facilities where Don received treatment and care. We also express our gratitude to the communities of Hornepayne and Capreol for your thoughtfulness and support…we will always remember your kindness.
Don’s wonderful spirit, joy and love for life will never be forgotten. A memorial service will take place in Capreol at a later date. Memorial donations made to the Hornepayne Community Hospital would be greatly appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to the Kerry Funeral Home, Wawa, 1-800-439-4937). www.kerryfuneralhome.ca
Rest In Peace—Magdalena CROUCH
Lena passed away peacefully as Manitoulin Centennial Manor.
Predeceased by her loving husband John Crouch 1991 and Johann Kraft 1942. Survived by her children Bruno (Joanne) Kraft, Hans (Diane) Kraft, Lee (Debbie) Crouch, Brooke (Charlie) Crouch, Bob (Grant) Crouch, Steve Crouch, Barrie (Jeannine) Crouch and Debbie (Randy) Prescott.
Loving grandchildren Susan, Robert, Melissa (Peter), Erynne, Shannon, Ryan (Brittany), Dorrie (Joel), Samantha, Rachel (John), Cory (Susanne), Bob, Bruno (Debbie), Kathleen, Danny and many great grandchildren. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews in Germany.
Predeceased by her parents Michael and Theresa (Maver) Kaltenecker and her 7 siblings Barbara, Marie, Fanny, Alois, Georg, Hans and Joseph.
Lena came to Canada in 1953 with her 2 boys working hard on the farm, she and her boys built a nice home in Val Caron in 1961. She met John in 1971 and they married in 1972. Lena raised her second family with many good memories. Enjoyed traveling the world.
Lougheed Funeral home
Hanmer/ Capreol Chapel
4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer
(Friends may call 2-4pm Sunday)
Our Lady of Peace Church
26 Dennie Street, Capreol
Monday November 18th, 2019 at 11am
Interment in the Capreol Cemetery.
Donations to Manitoulin Centennial Manor would be appreciated.
For flowers, donations, or messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Jeffery GRIEVE
In loving memory of Jeffery Grieve who passed away at his residence on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 after a long courageous battle at the age of 38.
Beloved husband of Ashley Moore-Grieve. Devoted father to Cora Rose Marie. Cherished son of Gary Grieve (predeceased) and Lorna Kardal. He will be sadly missed by his father-in-law Ted and mother-in-law Sue Moore. Loving brother of Joyce, Erica, Thomas (Behrang), brother-in-law of Sean (Tasha) Moore. He will be remembered by his nieces and nephews Justin, Nicholas, Ila, Dara, Liam, Kenny, Lilja, Thomas “LT”, Jacob and Ryan. He will be deeply missed by many friends, extended family and his two canine buddies Doba and Odie.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Capreol Lions Club, 2 Stull St, Capreol from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at www.RangersSudbury.com
Rest In Peace—Trudy FLEMING
It is with great sorrow the family announces the passing of our Matriarch Trudy Fleming. She passed away peacefully on Monday November 11, 2019 with loving family at her side.
Trudy is survived by her husband Tom Fleming, her four children; Connie, Cathy (Carlo), Carolyn (Conrad), Tom (Kelly), her surviving siblings; Sherry (Grant), Allen (Linda), Bernie (Darcy), Tammy. She will be greatly missed by her seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren.
At Trudy’s request there will be no funeral service. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.
Rest In Peace—Alistair MACLEAN
Rest In Peace—Genoveffa “Jenny” DEL PAPA
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Genoveffa at the Elizabeth Centre on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at the age of 98. Born in Pisterzo, Italy, she was the wife of John Del Papa predeceased 2000. Loving mother to Rosie Mazzuca (Bobby predeceased) and Phil (Linda). Cherished grandmother to Perry (wife Debbie), Connie (husband Reg Simpson), Robbie (wife Jane), Aaron (wife Laurie), and Cary (wife Jen), and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Archangela (Angelo), Natalina (Nick), Angelina (John), Fred (Minnie) all predeceased. Special sister-in-law to Sparky Lambovitch (husband Johnny predeceased). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Jenny was a housewife and enjoyed cooking and baking for the many dinners and suppers where family gatherings occurred. She always had a kiss, a smile, and a hug for everyone.
The family expresses their appreciation to all the PSWs, staff, nurses, doctors, and volunteers at the Elizabeth Centre for their care and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Our Lady of Peace Church would be appreciated.
Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel
4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer
(Friends may call 2-5; 7-9pm Friday).
Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Peace Church, Capreol
Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 11am.
Interment in the family plot at the Capreol Cemetery.
For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org
Rest In Peace—William “Bill” McNABB
In loving memory of William Irwin “Bill” McNabb who passed away on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at Health Sciences North at the age of 86.
Beloved husband of Helen McNabb (Cole) predeceased Aoril 7, 2019. Loving father of Carroll Dunford (Jerry) of Winnipeg, Wayne predeceased 2002, Douglas of Innisfil and Glenda of Capreol. Cherished grandfather of Thomas Dunford of Montreal and Dale McNabb of Val Therese. Predeceased by his parents John and Nora (Frederick) McNabb. Dear brother of Jean Cook (Lyal) both deceased, Doreen Davies (Lloyd) both deceased, Marly Clark (Cliff) of Washago and Jerry deceased (Melloney of Bracebridge). Dear uncle to Alan, Kelli, Kim, Leanne, Angela and Krysta.
At Bill’s request, there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with burial of ashes beside Helen in Capreol. (Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home).
Rest In Peace—Eliane GAMBLE
In loving memory of Eliane Gamble who passed away suddenly at her residence in Capreol, Monday, September 23rd, 2019, at the age of 84 years.
Daughter of the late Aldège and the late Germaine (née Hotte) Prévost. Beloved wife and dancing partner of 63 years to Bruce Gamble. She was a loving and caring mother to her two daughters Marlene Côté (Victor Wright) of Cochrane and Lorraine Beadman of Capreol. She cherished every moment spent with her wonderful grandchildren Ryan Heatherington of Smooth Rock Falls, Kristy Beadman (Camille Lemieux) of Sudbury, and Brad Beadman (Ellen Somers) of Halifax, NS. She was also blessed with great-grand-children Rylan (mother Melonie Loubert), Alexandre, Jérémie, and Jonah who will forever keep fond memories of her. Beloved sister of Marcel Prévost (late Ruth) of Peterborough, Lisette Szack (late John), Denyse Drisdale, and Gilbert Prévost all of Kapuskasing, Brenda Carradus (late Robert) of Ottawa, and Sheila Prévost (friend Gerry Poulin) of Colborne. Predeceased by her siblings Roland Prévost (Ethel of Cochrane), Maurice Prévost (late Élise), Albert, and Gene. She will be missed by her dog Daisy.
Eliane had a zest for life and enjoyed playing cards, shopping, gardening, and feeding the hummingbirds and chipmunks in her backyard. She loved camping, especially with family at René Brunelle Provincial Park in Moonbeam. In her younger days, she enjoyed bowling, cross country skiing and participated at many Easter Seal Snowarama in Cochrane. She loved to dress up and enjoyed dancing the night away with her favorite dance partner, Bruce.
She will be remembered by all for her outstanding cooking and baking skills, especially her homemade buns. Everything she made from her kitchen was made with love and with outmost dedication to her family.
A private family service will take place at a later date. Interment of cremated remains will take place in the Cochrane Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Hanmer, ON. Donations (cheque only) towards René Brunelle Provincial Park for Disability Upgrades would be greatly appreciated.
To make a donation in memory of Eliane Gamble, please complete the form: http://www.ontarioparks.com/pdf/donate/donation_form.pdf , and make the cheque payable to: Minister of Finance – Ontario Parks.
Rest In Peace—Jean-Pierre “JP” BECHAMP
Rest In Peace—William Richard HOAG
With heavy hearts we share the sorrow of the sudden passing of William Richard Hoag. He was a devoted family man always willing to help anyone and everyone. The love of his life was his family and especially his grandchildren.
He battled many challenges with his illness over the years and always won until now. He never lived his life with his illness but always in spite of his illness.
Survived by his wife Kathy, daughter Laurie (Robin), son Trevor (Stephanie), sister Brenda (Jim), brother Neil (Sheila), Mother and Father in Law Hector and Mary Beth Leduc, brothers-in-law James (Lisa) and Bill Leduc. A wonderful Grandpa to Timothy, Jesse, Sophie, and Tessa. Special uncle to Jade, Chelsea, Tyler, Ryan, Grant, Kirk, Mallory, and Russell. Great uncle to Ashlynn, Sienna, Casen, Colin, Benjamin, and Owen. Special cousins Sandra and Francis. Special aunt Karen with Kirstii and Liisa. Predeceased by his parents George and Kaarina (Niemi). A very special thank you to his other caregiver, Laurie V.
He will be missed on Bright Lake (Iron Bridge) riding around on his scooter checking out the boat launch, fishing on the pontoon boat and visiting with neighbours.
Richard attended the Parkinson’s Exercise group twice a week and had many, many friends there. He was a man who never gave up. His sense of humour carried him through his challenges. He had such a strong will to live and would try to work at something every day of his life. He cherished being alive. He will be sadly missed in a lot of ways. HE WAS OUR HERO!
A celebration of his life will be held on September 18, 2019 starting at 4pm with a service to follow at 7pm with refreshments afterwards at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer. Private Interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinson’s Support Group of Sudbury for their exercise program would be appreciated. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Sara “Sally” WOOD
“A limb has fallen from the family tree”
Sara (Sally) Ida Jean Wood (Bridge), age 73, transported suddenly from her earthly to heavenly home on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
Sally was born December 21, 1945 in Sudbury to Percy (Locomotive engineer) and Eileen Bridge. Predeceased by husband Charles (Chuck) Wood. She worked at the CPR Telegraph office in Sudbury for many years, transferring to Toronto CN/CP Telecommunications as a Telegraph Operator. Sally lived life to the fullest. She was an animal lover, advocate for others, with us through every crisis, determined and vocal as required, kind hearted and feisty to the end. Sally’s favorite things were the simple pleasures of life, trees, flowers, birds, family and friends at The Carriage House. Sally is survived by her brother, Wesley (Sue) Bridge, sisters Irene (Gerts) Lemanis, Janet (Bill) Tulloch, special cousins Ardell (Russell) Paul and Ruth (Bill) Dottin and many more wonderful cousins. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews, Clark Bridge, Jordan, Erin; Jason (Trudy) Bridge, Riley, Kailey; Jim Bridge, Morgan, Olivia, Zoey; Colin (Suzie) Lemanis, Carson; special nieces Dawn Lemanis; Ashley (Luc) Boulanger, Lincoln, Scarlett; Theresa (Fabian) Theriault, Harper and Haven. Fondly remembered by friends Allan, Diane and Millie. Presently with all her fur babies Toby Boots, Mandy Muffin, Christopher David, Jackson, Lacy Lee and Biscuit.
Mum, as Jondah said, “Aunt Leen will set another place at the table cause she loved to feed everyone”.
A service will be held at the TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 72 Young Street, Capreol, on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 11: 00 a.m. officiated by Rev. David Spencer. Those who so desire may make a memorial donation in memory of Sally to Wild at Heart Refuge Centre, 95 White Road, Lively, Ontario, P3Y 1C3 or Trinity United Church in Capreol, Ontario.
Rest In Peace—Maurice “Moe” CHENIER
The family announces, with sorrow, his death at Hornepayne Community Hospital in the early morning on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the age of 65 years. Beloved husband of Marilyn Chenier, dearest father of Beverly Allen (Jody) and Melissa Chenier (Noah) and precious grandfather of Braeden, Mystie, Curtis, Nathan, Nicholas, and Sarah. He is survived by his mother Nada Chenier; his eleven siblings Jackie Doucet (Hector), Elaine Sheedy (Rae), Robert Chenier (Jean), Lorraine Psarras (Panos), Laurent Chenier (Francine), Paul Chenier (Fran), Paulette Ellis (Peter), Daniel Chenier (Jessica), Joanne Chenier, Rosanne Portelance (Hector), Carmen Pavlakos (Nick); his sister-in-laws Judy Kilby & Brenda Mercer (Kevin) as well as many nieces & nephews and countless friends. He was predeceased by his father Lucien Chenier, his father-in-law Gordon Mercer, his mother-in-law Elsie Mercer, his brother-in-law Wayne Mercer and his sister-in-law Linda Mercer.
Moe was born and raised in Hanmer, Ontario, hired on the Canadian National Railway in 1972, married his cherished wife in 1973, following a move to Hornepayne in 1985 where he raised his family. Moe was a kind, caring, selfless man who cherished and loved his family unconditionally. He was a devoted Montreal Canadiens fan, loved Rock n’ Roll, especially “The Beatles”, loved fishing and treasured many great moments at Nagagamisis. He spent many hours reading books, doing crossword puzzles and undertaking woodworking projects. Moe prepared many meals over the years; he was a good cook – the best cook, who made exceptional gravy! Moe loved and carried Jesus in his heart. It gives us comfort knowing he will be in Jesus’ arms for eternity.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations to the Hornepayne Community Hospital would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be placed at the Residence funeraire Fawcett Funeral Home website at www.rfffh.com
Donations may be made to:
Hornepayne Community Hospital
Hornepayne, Ontario, ON P0M 1Z0
Rest In Peace—Amy BRISCOE-AMIRO
Amy was born in 1929 to Victor & Amy (Pilon) Aubin – predeceased 1952 & 1929 respectively. Survived by sisters Valerie and Adele in Manhattan Beach, California, and predeceased by brothers Raoul and Conrad, and sisters Sylvia Cantwell, Annette Black, and Victorienne Jutras. Amy was raised by her loving parents, James and Virginia (Aubin) Brady, who both predeceased her in 1969.
She married her loving husband, Jack Briscoe, in 1951. They had 4 wonderful sons, Douglas (Sylvia), Hilary (Joan), Lawrence (Meredith), and William (Gail). These four sons gave Amy four much-loved granddaughters – Heather (predeceased in 1974), Jaime, Jodi, and Amy, and a great-grandchildren, Payton Rose, Cayden, Bowen, Carter and Brady. Jack passed away in 1969. Amy married her beloved husband, Douglas Amiro, in 1976 and then had four stepchildren, Brian (wife Leslie), Sandra Furlonger, Randall (wife Karen), and Joel (wife Sandra). Douglas passed away in 1996. She is also survived by 16 step-grandchildren: Christopher, Elishia, David, Ryan, Joseph, Tyreece, Thomas, Paige, Aaron, Gemma, Stacy, Jack, Randy, Vanessa, Sarah, and Courtney, as well as many step-great- grandchildren.
Amy enjoyed gardening, genealogy, and playing cards, but most of all she loved her family. The would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Elizabeth Centre for the wonderful supportive given to Amy and her family over the last 5 years, thank you.
At Amy’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation with interment in the Capreol Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Heritage Railroad Museum of Capreol, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Cobalt Floor of Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Barbara ROBITAILLE
In Loving Memory of Barbara “Barb” Margret (Mercier) Robitaille, 75 years, Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at her home, very peacefully.
Beloved wife of Richard Robitaille. Loving mother of David (Trina), Lisa (Kevin) and Stephanie (Tom). Cherished grandmother of Lucas, Nolan, Matthew, Megan, Nathan, and great grandchild Travis. Dear daughter of Romeo and Alma Mercier both predeceased. Dear sister of Vivian (Marcel), Brian (Donna), and predeceased by Sandra. Dear sister in law of Diane “Putch”.
Born and raised in Cobalt, Ontario, she graduated from nursing and worked at St. Joseph hospital in Toronto and Misericordia Hospital in Haileybury. She also provided relief work in Fraserdale, Ontario, a small Ontario Hydro community.
Barb and Richard were married for 50 years. His employment took them to 7 locations across the province throughout the years and finally taking up residence in Capreol, Ontario since 1975.
She was a proud homemaker always decorating her home; she was a wonderful baker and an avid shopper. The shining light of her life was her grandchildren. It must be said that she cherished the family pets. Her highlight vacation was in Orlando, Florida where all of the family gathered to celebrate and enjoy the gifts of life.
At Barb’s request, there will be no public visitation or service. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the HSN Leukemia Unit would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home – Hanmer/Capreol Chapel. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
Rest In Peace—Fran SHAYER
SHAYER, Francoise (nee Picard) – The family announce with great sorrow her passing in Kenora Ontario on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
Wife of the late Donald Shayer. Beloved mother of Joyce (Lee) and Glenn (Sue). Dear sister of Marcelle Gervais (late Peter) and Rita Labine (late Edouard). Sister of recently deceased Albert (Madeleina). Predeceased by her siblings Simone Cooper (late Newton), Beatrice Martin (late Peter), Remi (late Madeleine), Lucien (late Pauline), Arthur (late Florida), Rolland (Edna), Jean-Paul (late Dorothy), and Therese Garrow (late Bob).
Funeral prayers at the Lougheed Funeral Home Hanmer/Capreol Chapel (4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer) on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 11:00 am. Friends may gather at the funeral home after 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kenora Cat shelter, Kenora Its a Dog’s Life, or Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation.
Rest In Peace—Guy HARRISON
Rest In Peace—Donna WHITE
In loving memory of Donna White (nee Vardy) April 30/1946-July 7/2019. Passed peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Donna is survived by her loving husband Garth of 51 years, proud mother to Jason (Heather Posadowski) and Mia (Ryan Degazio). Devoted Nana to Nathan, Tori, Bauer and Ellie.
Donna will be deeply missed by her sister Gail and brother Mike, she will also be missed by many valued family and friends.
Donna was a very strong woman who had a 46 year career as a Registered Nurse.
Donna’s life will be celebrated at Christ the King Church in Sudbury on Saturday Aug 10/2019 at 11:00am. Family and friends are invited to a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be appreciated.
Rest In Peace—Elva THOMAS
|THOMAS, Elva (nee Robertson) – In loving memory of Elva Thomas (nee Robertson) who passed away on Saturday, June 6th, 2019 at Extendicare York at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Fred Thomas predeceased 2009. Loving mother of Raymond predeceased (Adele of Ottawa) and Donald (Frances predeceased) of Elliot Lake. Cherished grandmother of Brent, Heather, Tim, Kirk and Janna and great grandmother of Riley. Will be missed by her stepdaughter Bertha Robertson (Wallace) of Beachburg. Dear sister of Gwen (Earl Berry) of Deep River, Barry (Dianne) of Forrester Falls and the late Esther Sage (Pat), Gail Robertson and Margaret Davidson (Don) all predeceased. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church, 72 Young Street, Capreol on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 11am. Interment of ashes will take place at the Capreol Cemetery. Donations to Trinity United Church would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME )|
Rest In Peace—Wade MOXAM
|MOXAM, Wade – It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Wade Moxam on July 4, 2019 at the age of 53. |
Born in Sudbury January 17, 1966, Wade grew up and lived in Lively until he married Deborah on July 27, 1991. Loving and devoted husband to Deborah (Mousseau) for 28 years. Beloved father of Donalda (Roman), Daniel, Damara, Xavier,Carson, all of Capreol. Very special Uncle/Surrogate Dad to Thomas. Special Foster father too many children and everyone who called him “Dad”. Forever cherished by his Sister-in-law & God-Mother Elizabeth Mousseau. Son of Natalie & Oliver Moxam (both pre-deceased). Son-in-law of Donalda & John Mousseau (both predeceased). Brother-in-law to Norman Mousseau (predeceased). Survived by his sisters Pat DiPasquale (Larry) of Fort McMurray Alberta, Brenda Johnson (Jim) of Worthington, Valerie Salo (Ken) of Naughton,Tania Swanson (Todd) of Worthington. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews.
Wade worked for Community Living of Greater Sudbury for over 27 years, spending most of those years at Grandview Residence with ‘his boys’. Wade was a dedicated family man who always put his family and friends first. His favourite things were going to camp, Halloween, and on-line slots. Wade had a unique personality, quick wit, and infectious laugh. He will be dearly missed by all how loved and knew him.
Resting at JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME , 233 Larch St. Sudbury (Friends may call Thursday, July 11 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm). Celebration of life Friday, July 12, 11am, at Holy Redeemer Church, 1887 Bancroft Drive. Cremation with interment in the family plot at St. Stanislaus Cemetery Floral tributes are graciously declined by family due to severe allergies. Donations can be made to The Damara Moxam Trust Fund. For donations, or messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.13340263
Rest In Peace—Sandy ROSE
Rest In Peace—Tammy Ann FREDRICKSON
The Honorable Tammi Fredrickson of Coon Rapids, beloved wife, mother, sister, friend, and avid REO Speedwagon fan, passed away June 3, 2019. Tammi was born in Sudbury Ontario and spent her childhood years in Capreol, Ontario and then Hibbing, Minnesota.
She is survived by husband Tom; children, Kate and Mike; sister, Wendy (Rob) Hayes; and mother-in-law, Dee Dee.
She was preceded in death by parents Ross and Eda and father-in-law, Glen.
Tammi leaves behind friends too numerous to mention including the Investors, the Island Lake crew, the Thursday Night crew, and many friends made through her children’s youth sports. She also leaves dear family throughout Ontario, including Toronto, Sudbury, Cornwall, and Parry Sound.
Appointed as a judge in the Tenth Judicial District by Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2006, Tammi served her community until her death. She is a former City Attorney for Coon Rapids. Tammi graduated from William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude) and the University of Minnesota, B.A. As a judge, Tammi was most proud of co-founding the Anoka County Veterans Court (helping vets access resources available to them and address their outstanding legal issues) and training and mentoring new judges across the state of Minnesota.
A special thank you from the family to the University of Minnesota Oncology and Palliative Care teams and the staff at J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, The Breath of Hope Lung Foundation, or to the discretion of the family.
Details on a reception to be hosted by the family will be shared at a later date.
Rest In Peace—Donald GILL
Rest In Peace—Colleen SHPAIUK
In loving memory of Colleen Shpaiuk who passed away at Pioneer Manor on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 in her 97th year. Beloved daughter of Elie and Mary Shpaiuk (both predeceased). She was born in Sellwood, Ontario on September 9th, 1922. Dear sister of Victoria, Orest (Ernie predeceased), Olga and Victor (both predeceased as infants). Dearly loved cousin of Robert Jaworski predeceased (Margaret) and their sons Douglas (Loretta) and Gregory, and Donald Jaworski (Faye) and their sons Robert (Amy) and Kevin; George Spence (predeceased), Elaine Laney (Dwight predeceased), Patricia Mackie (George predeceased), Mary Wilson (Lynn), Faith Pinchak, Robert Shpaiuk (Diane), Robbie Ann Pagnutti (Douglas) and their families. Sadly missed by many friends. Colleen worked for many years as Executive Secretary at the Foundation Company of Canada in Toronto and subsequently returned to Sudbury as Executive Secretary to the Chairmen of what was then the Regional Municipality of Sudbury. Upon retirement there she continued to work at OSSTF until the age of 74. She was a devout Anglican and longstanding member of St. James Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation, Church of the Epiphany or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch St., Sudbury (Friends may call after 10am Saturday) Funeral Service in the R. J. Barnard Chapel Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 11:30am Interment in the family plot at the Park Lawn Cemetery. For donations or messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org