LEVESQUE, Marcel of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on August 31, 2014

LEVESQUE, MarcelThe family announces with great sorrow his sudden death at his residence in Chelmsford on Monday August 11th, 2014 at the age of 59 years. Beloved husband of Jackie Levesque (née Latourelle) of Chelmsford. Cherished son of Jeannine Levesque (née Lamarche) of Timmins and of the late Roger Levesque. Loving father of Chris Flannagan (Tess) of Yellowknife, NT and Lori Pilatzke (Marty) of Hanmer. Dear step-father of Angie Lepage (Brad) of Wahnapitae and Jason Sonnichsen (Lindsay Abbott) of Cold Water. Dear brother of Michelle Savard (Fred) of Timmins and Ray Levesque (Kim) of Ottawa. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Brooke, Zackery, Mackenzie, Corbin, Holden, Miller, Chayane, Hannah and Madisson. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford.

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GRANDMAISON, Claude

Posted by on August 19, 2014

GRANDMAISON, ClaudeIt is with deep sadness that the family announces his passing in Timmins on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at the age of 64 years. Predeceased by his parents Alire and Lina (Tessier) Grandmaison. Beloved brother of Gilles Grandmaison (Gisèle Tessier) and Gaetan Grandmaison (Rita). Predeceased by his sister Lucille Lefebvre (Jean-Claude). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Monday, August 4th, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Church, Warren. Donations can be made (by cheque only) in Claude’s memory to the Northern Cancer Foundation.

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GAUDREAU, Gérard Armand

Posted by on August 19, 2014

GAUDREAU, GerardThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at the age of 71 years. Beloved husband of Marilyn (née McKay) Gaudreau of Gogama. Son of the late Léo and of the late Alexina (née Ouelette) Lebrie. Loving father of Caroline Hurley (Robert) of Dowling and Pamela Gaudreau (Claude Mathieu) of Gogama. Dear brother of Annie Gervais (Yvon) of Gogama and Pauline Secord (Roger) of Timmins. Predeceased by his brother Leo Labrie. Cherished grandfather of Jordan, Kendra, Tamara and Thomas. Sadly missed by his best buddy Rocky. The family will receive relatives and friends at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire Church hall in Gogama, on Monday, July 28th, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire Church, Gogama. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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GROULX, Paul of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on July 19, 2014

GROULX, PaulThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Dear friend of Monique Merette and family of Joncquière, QC. Predeceased by his parents Louis and Rose (née Blais) Groulx. Loving father of Ronald Paul of California, U.S.A and Michel John (Mary) of AB. Cherished grandfather of Shanalea and Hunter Mitchell and Zachary and Tristan Groulx. Dear brother of Alcide (Louise) of Buck Creek, AB, Berthe McFarlane (late Ken) of Port Alberni, B.C., André (Sherry) of Sudbury, Cécile Doyle (Rhéal) of Chelmsford, Claire Parent (Jean-Guy) of St-Augustin, Qc. Predeceased by his siblings Jean, Gabrielle Lavoie, Bernadette Cashmore, Pierre (late Estelle), Jacques (Dolores of Kapuskasing), Marie Bishop (late John) and Madeleine Chartrand (late Raymond) of Chelmsford. Paul had 27 years career with the Canadian Armed Forces. He will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews for his loving of travelling, family gatherings and his great sense of humour. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 RR 15, Chelmsford, on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Paroisse St-Joseph, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers donations (by cheque only) to the Maison Vale Hospice or Prostate Cancer Canada.

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BONHOMME, LORRAINE MARJORIE (nee Roberts) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 19, 2014

BONHOMME, Lorraine It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Lorraine Marjorie Bonhomme (nee Roberts), on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, at Maison Vale Hospice, at the age of 83, following a difficult battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, William A. Roberts and Lillian Hodges, her elder brother, Louis (Phyllis) and her loving husband, Conrad. She will be remembered fondly by her children Doug (Debbie) of Sudbury, Alan of Los Angeles, California, Lisa (Hector Ciccone) of Timmins, Lilianne of Sudbury, Tim of Los Angeles, California, Joe (Shalene) of Sudbury and Pierre of Sudbury. She was a cherished grandmother to Chandra, Brittany (Sean), William (Melanie), Tessa, Tara, Nicholas, Brett, Gabe, Connor and Alex, and great grandmother to Danika and Liliane. She is survived by her siblings Doug (Joan), William (Mary), Iris (Leo McNamara), and Brian (Bunny), as well as her dear friend, Shirley Clements. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the exceptional team of caregivers at Health Sciences North for their ongoing care and support over the past months, with a very special thank you to Dr. Knight, Personal Support Worker Gabby, and Nurse Stacey (“Lacy”) from Bayshore. We would also to thank the staff of the Maison Vale Hospice for their support during her final days. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in 1931, Lorraine was a Maritimer through and through. Many friends, acquaintances, and even strangers, have experienced her hospitality, kindness and generous spirit over the years. She was known for the cozy slippers she enjoyed knitting for her family, friends and numerous times for the Canadian Olympic Women’s Hockey team. She had a fondness for Long Lake where she spent the twilight of her life, entertaining her loved ones, appreciating her surroundings, and rescuing stray cats and mangy foxes. Lorraine was an incredible woman whose infectious smile, steadfast courage and adventurous spirit will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 20th, from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. East (at Notre Dame) in Sudbury. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 21st at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church (1887 Bancroft Drive, Greater Sudbury), with internment to follow at Civic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by cheque to Community Living Greater Sudbury (RE: Makada House – In honour of Lorraine’s daughter, Lilianne Bonhomme), the Elizabeth Frye Society, and Maison Vale Hospice.

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Elsie Turner 1921-2014 of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 19, 2014

TURNER, ElsieWith sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Elsie Edna Turner on July 13, 2014 at Extendicare York in Sudbury. She was 93 years old.

Elsie was born on February 10, 1921 to Florence and Malcom McKinnon in Prince Albert Saskatchewan and was raised in Flin Flon Manitoba. For most of her life she resided in Timmins Ontario with her husband Harry Turner (1921-2004)

She is survived by her daughters Alice Boulay, Sharon Turner and her granddaughters Patti Gannon (Champagne) Dawn Blair (Boulay) and Hope Boulay. Her memory will be held dear by her great grandchildren; Shawn Price, Veronica Urbanek, Jordan and Andrew Blair and her great-great grandchildren Alyssa-Dawn, Emily and Zoe. Her nephew Timothy McKinnon will remember her fondly along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband Harry Turner, daughter Shirley Champagne, son Larry Turner, three sisters, Margaret, Josie and Violet and two brothers Gordon and Bert.

Elsie was a hard worker who enjoyed a full and active life. While Harry was on active duty in World War II she worked in the ammunitions factories in Toronto. She was an excellent homemaker and great cook and had a broad social circle. Her other interests included contests and puzzle competitions where she won numerous prizes that were shared with the family.

Together with Harry, her mid-life passion was their log cabin on Kenogamissi that was built by hand. The cottage became the centre of family activities.

After Harry’s death Elsie resided at Spruce Hill Lodge in South Porcupine and then at Extendicare York in Sudbury. Her daughter Alice tended to her later life needs with loving devotion and dedication. Gratitude is extended to the staff at Extendicare York who provided compassionate care through Elsie’s final days.

Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Elsie’s wishes no service is planned. Remembrances can be left through Cooperative Funeral Home on line where you can leave memories or donations in lieu of flowers. Visit www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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GRANT: Marion “Marnie” E. (Shaw) of Peterborough

Posted by on July 11, 2014

GRANT, Marion Evelyn (Retired Teacher at Kenner Collegiate and Vocational Institute, after 30 years of service) – At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Marnie Grant (nee Shaw) of Peterborough in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband J. Robert Grant. Daughter of the late Fred and Edythe Shaw of Cobalt, Ontario. Survived by her Daughters Sandra (Fred Rutherford), Sharlene Grant and Shelagh Grant, her grandchildren Kaila and Scott Rutherford and Alicia Grant, all of London, Ontario. Also survived by her brother John and his wife Gwen Shaw and their family of Timmins, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME, 840 Armour Road. At Marnie’s request, no visitation or service will be held. If desired, condolences to the family may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

 

“Memoria nobis semper retenta”

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FORGET, Fernand of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 9, 2014

FORGET, FernandThe family announces with sorrow, his passing in Sudbury, Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the age of 74 years. Son of the late Leo and Bernadette (née Brunet) Forget. Beloved husband of Noëlla (née Lemieux) Forget of Sudbury. Loving father of Léo (Suzanne Hill) of Nepean, Françine of Ottawa, Joanne Leclair (Michel) of Embrun and Jocelyn (Marie-Josée) of North Bay. Dear brother of lateGérard (Thérèse of Iroquois Falls), Marguerite (Gérald Taillefer) of Timmins, Jacqueline of Oshawa, late Jean-Paul (Betty of Sault-Ste-Marie), Marcel (Hélène) of Timmins, Arthur (Rita) of Timmins, Lilianne Chartier (Floriant) of Iroquois Falls, late Roland (Irène of Azilda), Cécile Charlebois (Maurice) of Timmins, Laurence Rondeau (Donald) of Timmins, late Réjean (Beverly of Iroquois Falls), Hélène Goulet (Lionel) of Port Severn and Thérèse Desrochers (Maurice) of Timmins. Proud grandfather of Nicole, Eric, James, Joël, Justin, Mika, Danielle and Steve. Lovingly remembered by many relatives and friends. Fernand was at his best in the company of family and friends and will be remembered for having been very involved with his church and helping others. In his leisure time, he enjoyed golf and playing cards. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. E. (at Notre-Dame), Sudbury, on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St-Jean-de-Brébeuf Church, Sudbury. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or masses to the church of your choice. All donations by cheque only.

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COMTOIS, Évangéline alias Pierrette (née Langlois) of Timmins, ON

Posted by on July 9, 2014

COMTOIS, PierretteThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Timmins on Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Léopold Xavier Comtois (1977). Dear daughter of the late Pierre and of the late Annette (née Roussel) Langlois, and dear sister of the late Jacques Langlois (1934). Loving mother of Pierrette Comtois-Heino (Alan Heino) of Timmins and Robert Comtois (Lise Chapados) of Prévost, QC. Cherished grandmother of Tiphanie (Ryan) and Maxime. Pierrette enjoyed cooking, reading, and Mr. Bean TV performances. She was an excellent cook and encouraged healthy eating. She was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren. The family would like to express their appreciation to all the staff at LaSalle Residence For Seniors in Sudbury, Extendicare in Schumacher and Golden Manor in Timmins for their compassionate care. In keeping with Pierrette’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation will be at Parklawn with a private interment ceremony at the Valley East Cemetery family plot. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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JOLY, Marc of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 4, 2014

JOLY, MarcWe regret to announce the death of Marc Joly on Friday, June 6th, 2014, peacefully and quietly at his residence. Marc is survived by his children; Marc Jr. (Nova Scotia) and Heaven-Lee (Kincardine). Husband of the late Lisa Boutilier-Joly. Beloved son of Thérèse Joly-Guimond (Sudbury). Loving brother of André Joly (Vancouver), Richard Joly (Parksville), Monique Joly-Brewer (Sudbury), Nicole Vergara (Squamish), Jules (Kapuskasing). Sadly missed by his grandson, his God-mother Julia Joly (Azilda) and many special friends. Predeceased by his father Laurent Joly. Marc had a great passion for music. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. E., Sudbury, Wednesday evening from 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Ste-Anne-des-Pins Church, Sudbury. Donation (by cheque only) may be made in memory of Marc to the Samaritan Centre (New Hope Outreach Services) or Independent Living Resources Centre).

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CHARBONNEAU, Joseph Gabriel Wilfred of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on July 4, 2014

CHARBONNEAU, JosephThe family announces with great sorrow Joe’s passing at the Elizabeth Centre on Tuesday, May 26, 2014 at the age of 98 years, two months shy of his 99th birthday. Predeceased by his wife Alma Charbonneau (née Lavigne) in 2000. Also predeceased by his infant son Maurice, by his foster son Gerald Cayen and by his great-granddaughter Alysa Jobidon and by his 10 siblings. Beloved father of Helen Quesnel, Don (Lilian), Dorothy Rochefort (Bernard) and Carole (Bill). He will be sadly missed by 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson Austin. He worked for Inco for over 36 years and for the Department of Lands and Forests. He loved fishing and hunting, attending family get-togethers and a love for old country music. He attended the School on Wheels CN 15089 that travelled from Capreol to Foleyet. Although he suffered from Dementia he never forgot his teacher Mr. Sloman and his family. In keeping with our father’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. If desired, a memorial donation may be made (by cheque only) to the Maison Vale Hospice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.

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SHSHANKS: Rebecca “Ruby” (Stanutz) of Peterborough, formerly of Schumacher Ontario

Posted by on June 30, 2014

SHANKS, Rebecca “Ruby” (Stanutz) – Peacefully, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Ruby of Peterborough, formerly of Schumacher, Ontario, in her 96th year. Wife of the late Samuel Shanks. Dear mother of Robert (Shirley) of Kamloops, B.C., Donnie Shanks of Oakville, Clarke (Janet) of Cochrane, Bonnie White of Peterborough, Pat (David Hardie) of Ancaster, Ontario, Margaret (John LaForge) of Lively, Ontario, Judy Shanks of Barrie and Janet Menard (Owen Ware) of Huntsville. Mother-in-law to the late Walter Menard and Roger White. Loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Sister of Vera Legault of Windsor, Eva (George Cory) of Detroit Michigan and the late Mary Puscas, John, Dan and George Stanutz, Ann Smook, Irene Souril and Helen Bentley. A Celebration of Ruby’s life will take place at the home of Janet & Owen, in Huntsville, on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at 11:00 am.   If desired, condolences to the family or donations to the Arthritis Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME at (705) 742-1875.

Ruby Shanks

Ruby Shanks

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Stewart, TomSTEWART, Thomas Russel “Tom” – Passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in his 81st year, after attending a retirement party near Milton, ON.  During his years as a long distance truck driver, Tom acquired many, many friends and acquaintances all over North America.  He was the last surviving member of his family.  Tom was an avid collector of everything old, odd and unique.  Cars, trucks,  tractors, toys and various other items of interest to many.  As a known authority on vintage autos, and a member of almost every vintage collectable club, he was often asked to provide information to hobbyists with similar interests.  For more than 50 years, Tom’s red, 1909 Ford Model “T” was a familiar sight in Woodstock’s Victoria Day parade. Friends will be received at Old St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m.  A complete funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Archdeacon Richard A. Jones officiating.  A private interment will follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any charity of one’s choice can be made through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock, ON  (519)537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Lariviere: Richard Aurel of Sarnia

lariviererichardwebPassed away peacefully with his family at his side at Bluewater Health on Saturday, June 14 2014, RICHARD AUREL LARIVIERE age 58 of Sarnia. Beloved son of Cecile  McGillivray (Lariviere )and predeceased by his father Patrick Lariviere and brothers Raymond Lariviere and Norman Lariviere. Survived by his siblings Roger and Valerie Lariviere of Sturgeon Falls, Connie and Richard Carey of Sarnia and Ron of Cobden. Richard will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. At his request cremation has taken place and a gathering with be held to celebrate Richard’s life at the D. J Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Monday, June 16, 2014 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

Mowat, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12th, 1921. Died May 6th, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife Frances Thornhill.
Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places.
A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date.
Donations in Farley’s memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.
Arrangements in care of the Ross Funeral Chapel.

 

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MCCARTNEY: Helen Mary Margaret of Tweed

Posted by on May 6, 2014

Press Photo McCartneyMcCartney, Helen Mary Margaret, of Tweed, who previously lived in Belleville, Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, at her residence in Tweed, on Monday, May 5th, in her 91st year. Helen was the daughter of the late Leo and Mary Ellen Farrell. She was predeceased by her husband, the Late William Harold “Skit” McCartney. She is survived by her daughter, Penny Anne (Raymond) Blum, of Sault Ste Marie, and by her son Barry (Diana) McCartney, of Chapleau. She was also loved by grandchildren Jennifer Vanderheyden, of Sault Ste. Marie and Jason (Kiley) Blum, of Sudbury, and by three great grandchildren, Rayann, Sheamus, and Elsa. Helen is also survived by one sister, Frances Goulah, of Tweed and fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Rose Moore and Celia Portt, and by one brother, Eugene Farrell. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Helen’s life will be held at the Tweed Curling Club on Tuesday, May 13th 2014, between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Arrangements were entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, Belleville (613-968-2273).

Memorial Donations in Helen’s memory, to the Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc, BGH Foundation ‘Cancer’ Fund, or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Helen’s family would like to express a ‘Special Thank-You’ to Dr. Andy Quinn; Dr. Gary Berezny; Dr. Nicola Gambarotta; The VON, (especially Donna and Michelle); and CCAC, (especially Robyn Michel) and the St. Elizabeth PSW’s.

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CORNEAU, Shirley of Timmins, ON

Posted by on April 26, 2014

CORNEAU, ShirleyShirley Corneau, 70, passed away on April 18, 2014 at Timmins and District Continuing Care Unit. She was born on January 6, 1944. Thank you to Unit C on the third floor for your compassionate care and support to Shirley, her family and friends. A special thank you for accommodating family members with the stay overs for many days. Shirley and her family’s heartfelt thanks go out to her closest friends Beverly (Denis), Jackie (Raymond), Michael, Mary-Lou, and Florence. Their provisions of meals, visits and help were much appreciated and won’t be forgotten.Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Archie Corneau, father, Anne Labine, mother and Frank Labine, stepfather.Loving mother of Charlene Jackson (Noel) of Lively and Dwight Jackson (Gisèle). Beloved sister of Eleanor Corneau (John) of Sudbury and Oliver Corneau (Cheryl) of Levack. Cherished grandmother of Scott Jackson of Toronto and Kaliann Piche-Jackson of Lively. Sadly missed by her niece Hilary Corneau of Toronto. Shirley was a proud member of the Legion 88 in Timmins. In keeping with Shirley’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.

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TROTTIER, Laurette (née Brunet) of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on April 26, 2014

TROTTIER, LauretteIn loving memory of Laurette Trottier, 98 years of Chelmsford, who passed away on April 14th, 2014. Beloved wife of Côme Trottier (predeceased). Loving mother of three predeceased daughters Marie (newborn), Lorraine and Yollande, four sisters and two brothers. Loving mother of three sons, Roger and Réjean of Chelmsford, Rodolphe (Gisèle) of Kapuskasing and one daughter Louise (Michael) Borkovich of Sudbury. Laurette will be sadly missed by her five grandchildren; Jean, Michel, Daniel, Mathew and Renée and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford, on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 after 9 a.m. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Paroisse St-Joseph, Chelmsford.   Donations (by cheque only) to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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PRUD’HOMME, Laurient of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on April 17, 2014

PRUD'HOMME, LaurientThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at the age of 80 years. Beloved husband of Lucia (née Daoust) of Chelmsford. Son of the late Ronald and of the late Elisa (née Carrière) Prud’homme. Loving father of Mona Byrnes (Byron) and Lorraine Prud’homme, Normand and Victor, all of Chelmsford, Paul (Tonya) of Wawa and Carole Leah Diaz (Francisco) of Chatham. Dear brother of Gilberte Trottier (Henri), Claudette Prud’homme of Sudbury and Émilien (Hélène) of Val Caron. Predeceased by his sister Yvette Lalonde (Guy). Cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 R.R. 15, Chelmsford on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel, Chelmsford. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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Blanchard: Grace of Sarnia

Posted by on March 22, 2014

blanchardgracewebPeacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Friday, March 21, 2014  GRACE  (Pyette) BLANCHARD age 96 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Charles Edward Blanchard (1997). Much loved mother of Gail Warren of Sarnia, Linda Thompson (Ted) of Sarnia and the late Michael (Cynthia) of  Pt. Edward.  Cherished grandmother of Randy and Lorraine Warren of Camlachie, Holly and Peter Moore of Corunna, Nancy and David Gagne of Thorold, Kelly Steeves of Sarnia, Darren and Stacey Thompson of Toronto and Chris Blanchard of Calgary. Dear great grandmother to Karen and Mathew Warren, Amy Moore, Beth (Craig) Blair  and Julie Moore, Christopher and Andrew Gagne,  Max and Nick Steeves, Piper and Mick Thompson. Will be missed by her siblings; Ed (June) Pyette, Jackie  (Walt) Pearson, June Willick and Jim and (Marg) Pyette as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Captain Ed and Helen Pyette, sister Elsie Carr and Edith Addison and brother Reg Pyette, great grandson Timothy Warren and son in-law Richard Warren.    A funeral service will be held from the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE  on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service time with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donation to Trillium Villa Recreational Fund or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through djrobb@cogeco.net.http://www.djrobb.on.ca

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SPORER, John of Sudbury, formerly of Timmins, ON

Posted by on March 17, 2014

SPORER, JohnJohn Sporer, 83, of Sudbury passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 8th, 2014. John was born in Sudbury on August 9th, 1930 to the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Banko) Sporer and grew up in Timmins. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1957 with first class honours with a degree in Geology and spent his career in education as a teacher and principal. He married Lenore (Marshall) in 1955 and over the next 58 years, they built a family in Schumacher and then Sudbury with summers spent at their beloved cottage on Ice Chest Lake in Timmins. John spent his early career as a surveyor with Pamour Mines in northern Ontario. He entered the classroom in 1959 as a highly regarded teacher and principal with the Timmins and Sudbury Boards of Education. During his career, he served as a board member of the Haileybury School of Mines. John also played an active role with The Retired Teachers of Ontario. After his retirement, John dedicated his time to his greenhouse and his new successful business selling plants. John will also be remembered for his lifelong enjoyment of curling. He served as President of the Sudbury Curling Club and in his retirement he established the popular Pensioner’s League at the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club. His dedication earned him the Northern Ontario Curling Association Volunteer Award in 2011. John’s knowledge on any topic seemed limitless and he always had a story to tell and an opinion to share. He was never short on words. He was an active member in his neighbourhood shaping the community especially around the growth and development of Robinson Playground in Sudbury. He enjoyed his sports and supported the Sudbury Wolves and attended many Briers and the Roar of the Rings. John was also a known handyman and his skills in this area were called upon often. His never-ending curiosity took him on camping excursions across the country and trips throughout the US, South Africa and Italy. John will be missed at Ice Chest Lake where he served as President of the Cottagers Association. He loved his summers at camp and on any given day, he could be found splitting wood or driving through the bush on his four wheeler scoping blueberry patches. John’s inspiration will be greatly missed by his six children: Gayle (Mark Lemieux) of London, Ontario; Janice (Ido Vettoretti) and Peter (Kathy Latva-Aro) of Sudbury; Allan (Suzanne Coloumbe) of Edmonton; Christine Strobele of Toronto and Cathy O’Hara of Bradford.   He was cherished by his 14 grandchildren: Carolyne, Darren (predeceased), Greg, Lisa, Laura, Andrea, Jennifer, Julia (Jeremy Chalut), Alex, Kyle (Robyn Geisler), Renee, Ryan, John and Liam and most recently his 3 great grandchildren: Cooper, Lillia and Payton. John is also survived by his two cousins in Timmins: Veronica and Mary Ann Sustar and a number of nieces and nephews. John’s family and their accomplishments were his proudest legacy. Visitation will be held at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Sunday, March 16th at 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. There will be a Memorial Service celebrating John’s life on Monday, March 17th at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Thank you for the care and support provided by CCAC and all of the caregivers at Vale Maison Hospice. Donations can be made (by cheque only) to the Vale Maison Hospice in his name.

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DALLAIRE, Cécile (Taylor) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on March 17, 2014

DALLAIRE, CecileIt is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Sudbury on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her husband Adrien Dallaire in 2000. Loving mother of Denis of Kitchener, Rita Brisson (husband Gérard) of Hearst, Normand (Céline) of Timmins and Lynne Dallaire of Sudbury. Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren Daren, Criss, Noëlla, Marc, André, Jonathan, Kevin and of 4 great-grandchildren Austin, Alexandre, Zacharie and Loïc. Dear sister of Orillia Dufresne (late Bill), Marcelle Campeau-Strachan (late Laurent, late Norm), Reina Connors (Stanley) and Pauline Taylor. Predeceased by her sisters Thérèse Prévost (late Rodolphe) and Réjeanne Clément (late Claude) and by her parents Alexandre and Alexina (Clément) Taylor. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St-Jean de Brébeuf Church, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation or Masses would be appreciated.

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Dubé, Anna Alice “Annie” (née Robert) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on March 9, 2014

DUBE, AnnaThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury on Friday, February 28th 2014 at the age of 83. Wife of the late Wesley Dubé. Daughter of the late Pierre Robert and of the late Hectorine (née Potvin) Robert. Beloved mother of Daniel of St-Catharines, Gérald (Lise) of Brampton, André of Sudbury, Francis of Sudbury and Russell (Kelly) of Clifton, New Jersey. Predeceased by an infant daughter (Suzanne Edna) in 1951. Predeceased by all of her brothers: Albert (Gabrielle), Philippe (Yolande), George (Gisèle), Russell (Anita et Louise), Donald (Huguette) et Raymond (Marielle).Survived by sisters: Aline Hardy (Lance) of Sturgeon Falls and Pauline Deschamps of Sudbury (Jean-Louis). Cherished grandmother of Roxanne, Nicolas, Patrick, Mireille, Jenève, Céleste, Wesley, Sophie and Beau. Will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.  She was born in Cache Bay, Ontario on January 9, 1931. She attended Cambrian College to study “social studies” and then worked for 15 years with the Catholic Children Aid Society. She volunteered many years with various church committees: Funeral arrangement committee, Development & Peace committee, to name a few. She was an avid knitter and enjoyed cooking immensely for family and friends. One of her many accomplishments was writing a family autobiography book about “The Robert Family”.  The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A memorial mass for Annie and her husband Wesley ( January 8th 2014) will be celebrated on May 30th 2014 10h30 am at St-Jean-de-Brebeuf Church, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers donations (by cheque only) to the Maison Vale Hospice would be appreciated. Also, donations (by cheque only) can be sent to “The restoration fund of St-Jean-de-Brébeuf Church”, 26 Kathleen, Sudbury Ontario.

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LABELLE, George of Hanmer, ON

Posted by on February 20, 2014

LABELLE, GeorgeThe family announces with sorrow, his death in Sudbury, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the age of 71.  Son of the late Edouard and Adeline (née Legault) Labelle.  Beloved husband of Carmen Labelle (née Bissonnette) of Hanmer.  Loving father of Joanne Bélanger (Gilles) and Gisèle Labelle (Réjean Dubois) both of Hanmer and Georges Labelle Jr. (Annie Breton) of Timmins.  Dear brother of Lionel Labelle (Reina), Alma Vis (John) and Desneiges Mageau (late Guy) of Edmonton.  Predeceased by his sister Gabrielle Ménard (late Rhéal) and his brothers, Edgar (Florence of Sturgeon), Alexandre (Yvette of Hanmer), Raymond (Jeanne d’Arc of Blezard), Oscar (Agnès of Hanmer), Florian (Lise of Chelmsford) and Leonard (Georgette of Hanmer).  Proud grandfather of Danielle, Véronique, Benoit, Chantal, Céleste, Dominique and Eve.  George was a Knight of Columbus member, council 10602, Ste-Marguerite d’Youville, Val Thérèse and in scouting in his earlier days.  The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570, St-Joseph Street, Hanmer, Friday from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Ste-Marguerite d’Youville Church, Val Thérèse.   In lieu of flowers, donations (by cheque only) to Maison Vale Hospice or the Health Sciences North Palliative Care would be greatly appreciated.

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GOUDREAULT, Thérèse (née Beaupré) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on February 20, 2014

GOUDREAULT, ThereseThe family announces with sorrow, her death in Sudbury, Friday, January 24, 2014 at the age of 92 years.  Daughter of the late Raoul Beaupré and of the late Exzélia (née Angers).  Wife of the late Rosaire Goudreault.  Beloved mother of Yolande (late Aurèle Gagnon) of Timmins, Anita (Maurice McLean) of Hanmer, Réjeanne (Robert McLean) of Algoma Mills, Lucie (Yvon Hamelin) of Val D’Or,  Ghislain Goudreault (Agathe Lacroix) of Gatineau, Carole (André McLean) of Sudbury and Chantale Kerr of Walnut, California.  Predeceased by her sons, Claude  Goudreault (Mary) of Elliot Lake and Réal Goudreault.  Proud grandmother of 22 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 31 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Aimé Beaupré (Marie) of Val D’Or.  Predeceased by 8 brothers and 2 sisters.  Thérèse was an excellent cook and a gifted seamstress.  She also enjoyed reading, knitting, working on crossword puzzles. The family expresses their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Pioneer Manor for the excellent care and compassion during her stay at the manor.  The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570, St-Joseph Street, Hanmer, Monday from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St-Jacques Church, Hanmer.  Donations (by cheque only) to the Sudbury Regional Hospital Foundation (for cancer) would be gratefully appreciated.

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