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BOB, JAMES - Of Sagamok passed away at his residence on Friday, November 21, 2008 in his 65th year. Dear son of the late Albert and Florence (Solomon) Bob. Loved brother of Lillian (Mrs. Paul Toulouse), Darcy Bob, Lucy Toulouse, Harvey Bob (wife Ernestine) and Margaret Bennett all of Sagamok, Louise Recollet (partner Donald) of Wikwemikong, and the late Virginia Bob, Eugene Bob, Michael Bob and Stanley Bob. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Rested at St. Raphael Parish Hall on Saturday, November 22. Funeral Mass was on Monday, November 24, 2008 from St. Raphael's Spiritual Centre, Sagamok with Father Michael Stogre officiating. Interment in New Sagamok Cemetery. Arrangements by BOURCIER FUNERAL HOME, Espanola.
Espanola Mid-North Monitor, November 26, 2008

BOB, Wilfred (Sageyaweosa)
of Sagamok passed away at the Espanola Nursing Home, Espanola on Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Leida (nee Owl) Bob. Very dear son of the late William & Mary (nee Toulouse) Bob. Loving father of Isabel Abitong (Frank), Wesley Bob, Joyce Francis (Lloyd), Jackie Bob (Dianne), Leah Owl (Harvey) Linda Toulouse (Peter), Carol Bob, Harold Bob, Joshua Bob (Misty), Ronnie Owl all of Sagamok, Beverly Foster (Hugh) of Thornhill, Alberta, Sharon Pine (Julian) of Cutler, Jamie Bob (Elaine) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Lisa Partridge of Toronto, Melanie Bob (Richard) of Sheguiandah & the late Randy Bob, Lisa Bob & James Duncan. Will be sadly missed by 36 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren & 2 great-great-grandchildren. Very dear brother of Stella Trudeau (George), Nancy Abitong (Russell), Celina Abitong (Francis), Ernest Bob, Joseph Bob & the late Irene Owl (Albert predeceased), Julia McLeod (Charles predeceased). Brother in law to Christopher Owl (Valerie), Joseph Owl, Elsie Southwind (Henry predeceased), Mary Toulouse (Darcy), Archie Owl (Olive) & the late William Edwards (Rosina), Wilfred Owl (Christine), Georgina Ritchie (Wilson predeceased), Fred Owl, Martha Fournier (Angus) and Beatrice Pine. Numerous nieces & nephews also survive. Friends may call at the family residence in Sagamok on Thursday, July 31st from 3:30 p.m. & on Friday, August 1st from 12 noon at the Sagamok Community Centre. Funeral Mass from St. Raphael's Spiritual Centre, Sagamok on Saturday, August 2nd at 1:00 p.m. with Father David Norris officiating. Interment in the New Sagamok Cemetery. Arrangements by BOURCIER FUNERAL HOME LTD., Espanola
Mid-North Monitor, August 6, 2008

Mr. Benjamin Bock is Dead
Providence Bay
Word of the sudden death of the late Benjamin Bock came early on Monday afternoon to this village; and it seemed impossible to believe the tidings.
Mr. Bock had been in the best of health on the forenoon of that day, being busy in assisting to get his launch ready for removal to Providence Bay. He ate a hearty dinner and went up to the office at Mr. Riching’s to post some letters. He sat down on a lounge, and upon inquiries after his health, said he felt a little tired, and in answer to further inquiries stated that he would be feeling better toward night. In a few minutes he slipped of the lounge and almost immediately the spark of life had fled.
Mr. Bock was one of the early pioneers of Manitoulin and was universalla (sic) esteemed.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 16, 1911
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

July 8, 1932 – March 27, 2012
In loving memory of Elizabeth “Leona” Bock (nee Noble) who passed away March 27, 2012. Leona is survived by Arden, her loving husband of 58 years, and her two sons, John (Shirley) of Copper Cliff and Michael (Bonnie) of Edmonton, her sister Doreen MacEachern (Alex) of Naughton, her brother John Noble (Mary Lou) of Florida. She is predeceased by her parents Golden and Sadie Noble. She enjoyed her three step-grandchildren Kevin (Rhonda), Rachelle and Jocelyn (TJ). Leona was a kind and loving person who shared wonderful relationships with many people but there was a special place in her heart for Linda Gilchrist and Megan French. Leona loved cooking, playing games, travelling and was a woman of great faith. She will be missed by all who knew her. A memorial service was held in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 2 pm. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 11, 2012

In loving memory of Evelyn Iris Dever-Bock who passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2003 at Extendicare Falconbridge, Sudbury at the age of 93 years.
Beloved wife of Clifford Dever (predeceased) and Melvyn Bock (predeceased). Loved mother of Herman and wife Nora Dever of Sudbury, Iris and husband Norman Whissel of Edmonton, Dan and wife Bev Dever of Sudbury and Norman and wife Bev Dever of Lively. Fondly remembered by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Evelyn was an avid curler and will always be remembered for her large garden and raspberry patch in Little Current. Visitation from 11:00 am until Funeral Service at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 6, 2003. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 6, 2003

Bock - At Red Cross Hospital on Monday, May 5, 1980. Herman W. Bock of Providence Bay in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Reta Alexander. Dear father of Brian at home and Heather (Mrs. Michael Taflinger) of Lima, Ohio. Brother of Henry of Sudbury, Lavina (Mrs. Ransford Galbraith) of Providence Bay, Arden of Sudbury, and Leonard of London. Also survived by one uncle, Melvin of Little Current. Rested at Salem Missionary Church, Spring Bay, Wednesday, May 7. Funeral service was from there on Thursday, May 8, 1980 at 2 pm. With Rev. David Thiessen officiating. Interment in Providence Bay Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 14, 1980


The writer has been accorded the esteemed privilege of requesting the publication of some details in the life of Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Benjamin Bock, of Carnarvon, whose death occurred on the 18th inst. She was a daughter of Henry Woods, a factory operator of Norfolk, England who came to Canada when the subject of our sketch was four years of age and settled with his wife and family at Williamsburg, Waterloo, in 1936, where though new to the work and difficulties facing him by industry and the aid of his family he attained to comfort and affluence before his death. It was there in his early youth the dear lady learned when young to do her duty and which she never neglected through a long life of 77 years. In 1849 she was truly converted to a Christian life. In 1852 she was married to Benjamin Bock and brought him a family of nine children. In 1877 they moved to the Manitoulin Island. Since then few of the old leading residents from end to end of the Island but have been benefited by or heard of her genuine hospitality to all. We are but speaking truth when we say she was modest and unpretending, unmistakably good, always preferring the happiness and welfare of others to herself. Contented and happy with her lot. The darling of her grand children female and male who would not wish a life and death life hers. We will not essay anything to comfort the bereaved husband two years older than his beloved wife. God alone can comfort and lead him till he joins his beloved bride of 57 years ago. The burial in Providence Bay cemetery as was to be expected was largely attended. The Rev. Harvey Fry, Mennonite minister assisted by Rev. John Turnbull, Baptist, and Rev. Mr. Steele, Presbyterian, officiated. All the Ministers spoke with enthusiasm of the death-bed scene of the departed. She had borne her sufferings with Christian resignation. For some days anxious watchers stood by her bedside, suddenly the call came and she exclaimed “Jesus take me”. A bright smile overspread her face and she looked her last on earth.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 6, 1910
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

William Bock
William Bock of Spring Bay, second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bock, passed away on July 17, after
ing from its previous owner, Mr. W. Pattison of Providence Bay. There were two portages to make after landing at Manitowaning and two lakes to traverse. The first portage led from Manitowaning to Van Zants Landing then proceeding over Manitoulin Lake to Lehman’s Landing the second portage was encountered extending from that point to Lake Mindemoya. While the family and supplies were being conveyed in this manner the three eldest boys, Henry William and Abraham brought the stock in by way of the Government Road then in a very crude condition.
On the homestead on which the family settled Mr. Wm. Bock breathed his last. The many and trying experiences of pioneer life he knew well and frequently during his lingering illness he related some of them.
Under the preaching of Rev. W. Schroeder, a Mennonite minister he was converted to God, thirty two years ago, since which time he has lived a consistent Christian life being a member of the Spring Bay Mennonite church and its secretary treasurer until ill health prevented his further service.
Twenty-four years ago he married Miss Sarah J. Dowsett who survives him. He also leaves one son, Stanley who resides at home.
The funeral was conducted by his pastor, Rev. W.H. Yates and interment took place at Providence Bay cemetery. On the following Sunday a memorial service was held in the Mennonite church.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 31, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

At Sudbury Memorial Hospital on Friday, June 1, 1979 Winifred E. Bock of Little Current in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Melvin Bock. Dear mother of Elgin of Barries Bay and Isla (Mrs. Carl Vanstone) of Sudbury. Rested at Eagleson Funeral Home. Funeral Service at Little Current Untied Church on Monday, June 4, 1979 at 2 pm with Rev. Barrie Bain officiating. Interment in Providence Bay Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 4, 1979

Bock - Winifred Ethel (Salisbury) a resident of Little Current for 49 years, died at Sudbury Memorial Hospital on June 1, 1979 at the age of 73. Born at London, England in 1906 she moved to Stratford, Ont. in 1913 where she lived til 1917. In 1917 she moved to Providence Bay. She married Melvin Bock on August 7, 1930 in Toronto and lived in Little Current. Predeceased by her only sister Mrs. T.C. Foster. She is survived by her son Elgin Bock, Barry's Bay, Ont. and daughter Isla (Mrs. Carl Vanstone), Sudbury, Ont. and also 6 grandchildren.
She was a member of the Little Current United Church and was President of the U.C.W. and Past Supt. of Sunday School.
Funeral services were held from Little Current United Church on June 4, 1979 at 2 p.m. with Rev. B. Bain officiating and Mrs. Ashley as organist. Pallbearers were Henry Bock, Arden Bock, Ransford Galbraith, Carl Vanstone, Everitt Morphet, Calvin VanZant. Honorary Pallbearers - A.C. Kerr, W. Cousins, L. Lowrie, N. Ward, A. Dryburgh, M. Tracy. Ushers - J. Ashley, L. Peck. Interment Providence Bay Cemetery.
During her almost fifty yeas residence in Little Current the deceased was an active member of several social service organizations: the Red Cross during World War II, the Horticulture Society, the Ladies Centennial Manor Auxiliary and her church - the choir and Sunday School.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 29, 1979
(printed August 22, 1979 with errors)

Mrs. Ellen Ruth Bocking (nee Williamson), born in Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario on July 31, 1911 passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 9, 2005 at Leisureworld Norfinch, Toronto, Ontario.
Ellen was a resident of Thunder Bay for over 77 years until she moved to Toronto in 1997.
Ellen was a very active member of Trinity United Church Ladies Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, and a life member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists. She is survived by daughters Elaine Metzger of Pembroke, Ontario, Vivienne Tapanila of Priince George, B.C., and son Robert of Toronto. She was very proud of her children, her seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She will be missed by her Bocking family as well as her Williamson nieces and nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her husband Vivian, former principal of Prospect Avenue Public School on December 11, 1957. Ellen worked as secretary of Prospect School after Mr. Bocking’s death, until her retirement in 1976. Also predeceased by her siblings Margaret, Betty, George, Edmund (Ted) and Frederick.
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Ellen Ruth Bocking will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 9:30 AM in the Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma with her son-in-law Rev. David Metzger officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be held on Friday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Everest Chapel.
Memorial donations to Trinity United Church would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Submitted by Karen Shirley, (newspaper and date of printing not given)

I. Bodin Drowned
Hearing the distress whistles of a boat, Israel Bodin and his nephew, six years old, rowed out from an island near Little Current to the tug which had been calling for assistance and after spending some time was about to return to his home but when getting into the boat he fell overboard. The child, after making desperate attempts to rescue him, finally gave up and drifted about in the open boat for two nights and a day before he was rescued.
Bodin, at one time, lived on the 8th line in Gordon Township and will be remembered by the old settlers.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, December 2, 1915
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

BOISVERT, Leona Angelina Marie (nee Bussieres) - In loving memory of Leona Angelina Marie Boisvert, 74 years, who passed away Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 at Extendicare York. Beloved wife of Leo Boisvert predeceased 1976. Loving mother of Denise (husband Dennis Crowe) of Cambridge, Robert of Little Current, Gerry of Sudbury, Monique (husband Steve Dean) of Truro, N.S., Helen (friend David Dietrich) of Cambridge, Susie (husband Cliff Jewell) of Little Current, Lisette (husband Blair Ross) of Montreal and Roger predeceased. Sadly missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear daughter of Rene and Bertha Bussieres both predeceased. Dear sister of Albert and Madeliene both of Toronto, Arthur of Elliot Lake, Armadine and Evelyn both of Kirkland Lake and Paul predeceased. Also sadly missed by her friends and the staff at Extendicare York. Funeral Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at 10 a.m. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to Cancer Center or Heart and Stroke Fund would be appreciated. (Friends may call 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday or after 9 a.m. Thursday).
Sudbury Star, Wednesday, March 7, 2007

In loving memory of Hermann Bruno Boivin, 67 years, who passed away Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 at the SRH - Memorial Site. Beloved husband of Pauline (Sigouin) Boivin of Birch Island. Loving father of Graham (wife Karen) and Jeff (wife Mia) both of Val Caron. Cherished grandfather of Sydney, Jessica, Ryleigh and Bradley. Dear son of Charlie and Yvette (Leonard) Boivin, predeceased. Dear brother of Therese Ross, predeceased, Yves (wife Iona) of Elliot Lake, Denise Topolinsky (husband Mike) of Kelowna, Pierrette Renaud of Tucson, Marie Gashorn (husband Royal) of Vernon, Harold (wife Pauline) of Balmertown and Helen Beaudoin (husband Fern) of Scarborough. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Memorial Prayer Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home, Val Caron/ Blezard Valley Chapel, 1815 Main St., Val Caron on Friday, March 23, 2007 at 3 pm. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dialysis Unit (Laurentian Site) would be appreciated. Friends called after 1 pm on Friday.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 28, 2007

In loving memory of Hermel 'Mel' Bolduc, 68 years, Monday afternoon, May 29th, 2000 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital-St. Joseph's Health Centre.
Beloved husband of Yvonne (Poulin) Bolduc of [address removed], Kagawong (formerly of Hanmer). Loving father of Bernard (wife Janet) of Azilda. Loving grandfather of Philip and Kristen. Dear son of the late Alphonse and Laureat Bolduc, both predeceased. Dear brother of Gilberte (husband Gerard, predeceased) of Montreal; Marie Paule (husband Andre) of Quebec City; Denise (husband John) of Wynona; Raymonde of Quebec and Renald of Beauceville. Dear son-in-law of Cecile of St. Martin. Dear brother-in-law of Julien (wife Juanita) of Bathurst. Gerard (wife Carmelle) of Chicoutimi; Marcel (wife Louiselle) of St. Martin and Marguerite of Beauceville. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews.
Rested at the Lougheed Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held in St. Jacques Church, Hanmer on Thursday, June 1, 2000. Interment in the Valley East Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Lougheed Funeral Home. Sudbury.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 7, 2000

Annie Mary Boniface (Bonnie) Bonas of Whitefish Falls passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Friday, January 25, 2013 in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late Herman Bonas (1988). Dear daughter of the late Alexander and Annie Mary (nee Bousquet) Gagnon. Loving mother of Colleen Bonas of Whitefish Falls and the late Ron Bonas (2003) (wife Betty Bonas of Sudbury). Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Kim, Heather and Wayne and great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Emily and Anne. Predeceased by great-granddaughter Christina. Very dear sister of the late Nolan Gagnon (wife Kay of Sault Ste. Marie), Doris White (husband Stan predeceased) and Peter Gagnon (wife Lillian predeceased). A memorial service will be held at the Bourcier Funeral Home, Espanola on Wednesday, January 30th at 11 am with the Reverend Paul Walmsley officiating. Interment of ashes in the Espanola Cemetery. A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Whitefish Falls Community Centre. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Kidney Foundation.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 30, 2013

Bond - Suddenly at Manitowaning on Friday, May 16, 1980, Albert G. Bond in his 51st year. Beloved husband of Shirley Hunter. Dear father of Diane (Mrs. Charles Cosby) of Espanola, Douglas of Toronto and Margaret Lynne at home. Loving son of Millie M. Bond of Manitowaning. Brother of Mrs. Ida Emsley of Toronto, Doris (Mrs. Ray Ashbourne) of Parry Sound, Betty (Mrs. Lawrence Gammie) of Manitowaning, Georgina (Mrs. Godfrey Lovelace) of Little Current, Carl of Hanmer and Harriet (Mrs. Nelson Moggy) of Manitowaning. Also survived by 2 grandchildren. He rested at Knox United Church, Manitowaning. Sunday after 7:00 pm. Funeral service was from there on Monday, May 19, 1980 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Barrie Bain officiating and assisted by Miss Sheila Mallory. Interment was in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 28, 1980

Bond - Albert Grant Bond was born in Bidwell Township on May 7, 1930, the eldest son of Millie Bond and the late Alfred Bond. He worked on the boats on the Great Lakes, at the Ford Motor Company and for the last 23 years has been with Hudson Bay Wholesale Co., Sudbury branch. He was their sales representative on Manitoulin for four years.
On June 28, 1957 he was united in marriage to Shirley Hunter. He leaves to mourn his wife Shirley, his mother Millie Bond, two daughters Diane (Mrs. Charles Cosby) of Espanola and Margaret Lynne at home, one son Douglas of Toronto, two grandsons Michael and Matthew Cosby, as well as five sisters, Ida Emsley; Doris (Mrs. Ray Ashbourne); Betty (Mrs. Lawrence Gammie); Georgina (Mrs. Godfrey Lovelace); Harriet (Mrs. Nelson Moggy) and one brother Carl. Funeral services were from Knox United Church, Manitowaning, Ontario with Rev. Barry Bain and Sheila Mallory assisting. Mr. David Smith was organist. Active pallbearers were salesman from Hudson Bay Co.: Barry Walker, Angelo Stoper, Jerry Ethier, Lloyd Bigras, Mike Godin, and Eddie Loyer. Honorary Pallbearers were Sanford Thompson, Happy McLennen, Larry Carr, Bruce Jewell, Don Day, and Bob MacDonald.
Interment was in the Hilly Grove Cemetery.
The many floral tributes, contributions to various organizations, acts of kindness and cards of sympathy, and calls which were received indicate the high esteem with which Albert was regarded by all.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 20, 1980

BOND, Annie E. (Eade) – At Manitoulin Health Centre on Saturday, June 27, 1992 Annie E. Bond (Eade) of Whitefish Falls in her 82 year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur E. Bond. Dear mother of Geraldine Callaghan (husband Lloyd) and Clayton (wife Donna) both of Whitefish Falls. Also loved by six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Ruth Eade of Little Current. Predeceased by four sisters Audrey Hannah, Ethel Hall, Jessie Ferguson and Alice Dryburgh. Resting at Eagleson Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral service from there on Tuesday, June 39 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Cliff Dee officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.
Obituary – uncited
Transcribed by Roberta Clark

Bond, Edith R. - Passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Little Current on Thursday, January 3, 1980. Edith R. Bond of Manitoulin Centennial Manor in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late J. Albert Bond. Dear mother of Mrs. Olive Blue, Sylva (Mrs. Dave Dryden), Howard, all of Mindemoya; George of Spring Bay, Herb and Glenn both of Providence Bay and Raymond of Wainwright, Alta. She rested at Mindemoya United Church. Funeral service was from there on Saturday, January 5 at 2 p.m. with Rev. D.M.A. MacQueen officiating. Interment in Providence Bay Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 9, 1980.

George Bond
An old and respected citizen of Mindemoya in the person of George Bond passed away on Thursday.
Mr. Bond came to the Manitoulin about forty years ago, and passed through the pioneer days of Mindemoya, hewing his home out of the forest. He was one of the foremost farmers in the district.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 30, 1922
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

The Late Geo. H. Bond
Mr. Bond of whose death there was a notice in The Recorder a few weeks ago, was born at Manchester Ont., Aug. 8th, 1856. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bond, and came to Manitoulin Island with his parents about forty-six years ago, and settled on the farm on which he died, nearly three miles from Mindemoya.
On Oct. 4th, 1881 he married Miss Charotte Cooke of Port Perry, Ont., and resulting from their united efforts a beautiful home has been reared.
Mr. Bond was one of Manitoulin’s most prominent farmers. Intelligent and thoughtful, sociable and progressive, he filled various positions of responsibility. For over twenty-fie years he was assessor of the Township of Carnarvon and had been secretary of the wool Grower’s Association since its organization. In religious matters Mr. Bond also took a deep interest, and was always in sympathy with every good cause. Denominationally he was a Methodist, but his sympathies went out to all those who were sincere in their presentation of the Gospel for the Truth’s sake; and when the Methodist and Presbyterian services were held, alternatively, at Mindemoya, Mr. Bond in common with other members of the Methodist church, contributed also freely to the support of the Presbyterian case; and ministers of both denominations were alike welcome at his home. For many years he was a member of the Quarterly Board of the Methodist church and the church and township will both suffer loss by his death.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hannah Phillips of Vancouver, B.C. his widow and also his seven children, namely, Frank in Cranbrook, B.C., Bert in Twp. of Carnarvon, Mrs. H. VanHorne and Mrs. Herb King at Mindemoya and Oliver, Walter and Frances at home. Mr. Bond was an active vigorous man who seemed to have many years of usefulness yet before him and perhaps, was desirous of accomplishing a little too much for the strength of a man of his years. Having taken ill about the end of September, he never rallied but grew weaker, until the end came on Nov. 23rd, 1922, resulting from apoplexy.
Rev. Mr. Bradford of Mindemoya preached a fitting sermon in which he spoke highly of the departed. The pall bearers were Alex. McKechnie, D. Williamson, Samuel Sinkler, John Coper, Thos. VanHorne and M. Johnston. The remains were laid to rest in Mindemoya cemetery, to which palce of interment they were followed by a large procession.
Mrs. Bond and family have the sympathy of the community in their loss of a kind and loving husband, father and friend.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, December 28, 1922
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

BOND, Howard Austin, November 24, 1918-August 13, 1999. A resident of the Westmount Retirement Home, Sudbury and formerly of RR 1, Mindemoya, died at the Laurentian Hospital, Sudbury on Friday, August 13, 1999 at the age of 80 years. He was born at Mindemoya , son of the late Albert and Rachel Edith (Hopkins) Bond and had lived in the Mindemoya area most all of his life. He had served overseas during World War II. Howard was predeceased by his beloved wife Bernice Catherine (Russell) Bond in 1970. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Peggy and Tom Reynolds of Huron, Ohio; Russ and Marnie Bond of Little Current; Barb and Greg St. George of Verner; Dianne and Max Gilchrist and Marilyn and Gordon McDermid all of Sudbury; Yvonne and Mike Schut of Mindemoya and Terry and Karen Bond of North Bay. Proud and loving grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also survived by sisters-in-law Jean Bond of Wainwright, Alberta; Gilda Dion of Tehkummah and Jean Irving of Mindemoya.
Predeceased by sisters Sylva and Olive and brothers Herb, George and Raymond. Funeral service was conducted at the Mindemoya United Church on Monday, August 16, 1999 with Reverend Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating.
Interment in Mindemoya Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Culgin Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 18, 1999

In loving memory of Mary Elizabeth Bond. It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Mary Elizabeth Bond, at the Mindemoya Hospital with her daughter at her side, on December 13, 2012 at the age of 68. Reunited with her loving husband Willis Bond (predeceased January 7, 2008). Cherished and devoted mother to Sandra and much loved mother-in-law to Steve Elliott. Amazing grandma to her pride and joy Elizabeth. Daughter of Llwellyn and Lila Honess (both predeceased). Deeply missed sister of Helen McColeman (husband Dalton predeceased), Jean McKay (husband Raymond predeceased), Jessie Bell (husband Floyd predeceased), Blanche and husband Blair Purvis, Calvin Honess (predeceased) and special sister-in-law Margaret, Ken Honess (predeceased) wife Bessie. Sister-in-law Eva Bond (Russ predeceased). Betty and Willis Sloss (both predeceased). Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Mary was a friend to so many, and shared so much with everyone. She and Willis loved to entertain family and friends. Her baking was legendary, and developed, much to her surprise, into an eleven year career at the Mindemoya and M’Chigeeng Farmers’ Market. Here Mary shared her specialties with old and new friends, and received her joy in seeing others enjoy her baking. Family was always first for Mary, and the arrival in 2008 of an unanticipated granddaughter, filled a void and brought joy during a very difficult year. She was so grateful for the support of her friends following the loss of Willis and her battle with cancer. Special thanks to Dr. Lopez, Dr. Reade, Dr. Stadnyk, nurses and support staff at Mindemoya Hospital for the compassionate care. Visitation was Monday, December 17, 2012 from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm at Mindemoya United Church. Funeral Service was at 11 am on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Burial at Mindemoya Cemetery. Donations to Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or the Mindemoya United Church. For on line condolences Arrangements entrusted with Island Funeral Home, Little Current.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 19, 2012

BOND, Millie M. – At Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Monday, February 10, 1992 Millie M. Bond (McCulligh) in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Bond. Dear mother of Mrs. Ida Emsley of Toronto, Doris (Mrs. Ray Ashbourne) of Parry Sound, Betty (Mrs. Lawrence Gammie) of Manitowaning, Georgina (Mrs. Godfrey Lovelace) of Little Current and Carl of Hanmer, the late Albert Bond (wife Shirley) and the late Harriet Moggy (husband Nelson). Dear sister of Ernest of Red Lake, Cliff (wife Isabell) of Providence Bay, Elmer of Manitowaning, Lottie (Mrs. Len Finlayson) of Oakville. Predeceased by brothers William and Albert and sisters Rovena Jewell and Nellie Pyette. Also loved by 24 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Rested at Eagleson Funeral Home Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm then rested at Knox United Church Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral service from there on Wednesday, February 12 at 2 pm with Reverend Oliver Stevens officiating. Interment in Green Bay Cemetery.
Uncited Obituary
Transcribed by Roberta Clark

In Loving Memory of Willis Bond. Died at the Memorial Hospital, Sudbury on Sunday, January 6, 2008. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Honess) of Mindemoya. Cherished father of Sandra (fiance Steven Elliott). Loved brother of Betty Sloss (husband Willis predeceased) of Spring Bay and Russel Bond (predeceased) wife Eva of Mindemoya. Visitation 2 - 4 and 7 - 9pm Thursday, January 10, 2008 at Mindemoya United Church. Funeral Service 2:00pm Friday, January 11, 2008 at Mindemoya United Church. Donations in Willis' memory to the Church or to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 9, 2008

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Danielle (born May 26, 1975) at the Spectrum Health Centre, Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 28, 2007. Danielle is the loved, adopted, daughter of Sam and Yvonne Bondi of Mindemoya and the loving partner of David Belles of Grand Rapids. Danielle leaves her brothers Owen (friend Debbie), Michael (Wendy), Steven (Rhonda) and sister Michelle (Steve) Hart of Manitoulin, Matthew (Marilena) of Lansing, Michigan. Danielle will also be lovingly remembered by her Aunt Nina Bondi and family of Stoney Creek, her Great Aunt Rose Bondi, Uncle Sam Bondi and Grandmother Josephine Bondi all of Newmarket as well as many other Aunts, Uncles and Cousins in Midland and Penetanguishene. Danielle will also be sadly missed by her other family members, Aunt Kim Brewer, Uncles Wes and Charles Brewer and loving cousin Allison Brewer all of Little Current. Danielle was predeceased by her Uncle Don Brewer as well as her loving grandmother Wanita Brewer. Danielle leaves a legacy of service to her ministry of helping others through her pet project of Christian Street Intervention, a program that she initiated in Grand Rapids, and so energetically championed with the help and support of her dear partner David as well as JR, Jake, Christy and others. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 7:30 pm in Our Lady of Canada Church in Mindemoya.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 6, 2007

In loving memory of David Antoine Bondy, October 13, 1929 - January 10, 2000.
David "Debit" Bondy, a resident of Wikwemikong, died at his residence on Monday, January 10, 2000. He was born in Wikwemikong, son of the late Jacob and Sara (Shawana) Bondy. He was employed as a logger and carpenter's helper. David was an avid hockey fan, enjoyed bingo and doing crossword puzzles, as well as riding his bicycle and also fixing them.
Dearly loved husband of Beatrice (Wemigwans) Bondy of Wikwemikong. Dear father and father-in-law of Noreen and Eugene Manitowabi (Smackie), Glen (Janet), Sarah (Stephen), Maxie, May, Beverly (Louie), Clifford (Cathy) and Jeannette. Predeceased by daughter Jackie. Dearly loved brother of Mary Assinewe (husband Julius), Rita Recollet, Theresa Cormack (husband David) and Theodore. Predeceased by brother-in-law Angus, sister Nellie and three brothers Jeremy, Narcisse and Michael. Also survived by 19 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one grandchild.
The funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Mission on Thursday, January 13, 2000 with Father Bert Foliot and Father Doug McCarthy as celebrants. Interment in Wikwemikong Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Manitowaning Chapel Funeral Home, Manitowaning.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 19, 2000

In loving memory of Rubina Bondy who died suddenly on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the age of 57 years. She was born in Wikwemikong, daughter of the late Jerry and Josephine (Mejaki) Bondy. Loving mother and best friend to her children: Ursula (Neil) of Wikwemikong, Blair (Sunny) of Minnesota and Alex of Minnesota. Predeceased by daughter Tammy. Rubina will be missed by her grandchildren Larrisa, Vince, Tamara, Coltin, Tristin, Amia and Evangelista. Dear sister of Bernadette (predeceased), (Big John) of North Bay, Harvey (Sharon) of Manitowaning, Joseph of Wikwemikong, Paul (predeceased), (Sarah) of Victoria Harbour, Julia (Terry) of Rutherglen and Rhonda (Steve) of Wikwemikong. Predeceased by baby siblings Archie, Stephen and Ursula. She will be missed dearly by her special niece and Best Friend Lorraine. Survived by Aunts Rita Recollet and Teresa Cormack and Uncle Theodore Bondy. She will be missed by many friends and relatives. Rubina had a variety of interests, including making blankets and beading. She enjoyed Facebook, and keeping track of friends and relatives. One of her greatest joys was watching her grandchildren playing hockey and other sports. Rubina was a strong believer and follower of the Anishinabeh way of life. In her life, she had done a lot of traveling and has helped many people. She will be missed by her Sundance and extended family. Rubina was a loving woman with lots to share. Her teachings will be remembered and the memories will be cherished. She has gone to the Spirit World and is dancing with the ones gone before her. She is now reunited with her soul mate Herman Hapa. Ga-Zaagin Baa-Maa-Pii. Friends and relatives called at the Rabbit Island Community Centre after 1 pm on Monday, February 6, 2012 until the time of a Traditional Funeral Service on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11 am. Interment in Wikwemikong Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, 705-282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 8, 2012

September 15, 1924 - July 26, 2009
James Bondy, a resident of Wikwemikong, passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current at the age of 84. Beloved son of Elie and Mary Louise (Bebamkawe) Bondy (both predeceased). Predeceased by son Jerome Gaiashk. Loving brother of Angus Pontiac (wife Theresa) of Wikwemikong and William Bondy (wife Catherine) both predeceased. Cherished uncle to all his nieces and nephews and their families. Will by missed by many friends and relatives. James spent many years working in the bush in Newberry, Michigan. He loved to listen to fiddle music and watch step dancing. Visitation was from 2 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at Rabbit Island Community Centre. Funeral Mass was 11 am on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Holy Cross Mission. Burial in Wikwemikong Upper Cemetery. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 5, 2009

BONDY, Narcisse 'Koonhs', April 1, 1932-November 13, 1999 a resident of the Wikwemikong Nursing Home died at the nursing home on Saturday, November 13, 1999 at the age of 67 years. He was born at Wikwemikong, son of the late Jacob and Sarah (Shawana) Bondy. He had worked as a logger in Newbury, Michigan for 35 years. Dearly loved brother of Mary Assinewe and husband Julius of Wikwemikong; Rita Recollet (predeceased by husband Angus) of London; Theresa Cormack and husband David of Dryden; Theodore of Wikwemikong and David and his wife Beatrice of Wikwemikong. Predeceased by one sister Nellie and brothers Jeremy and Michael. The funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday, November 16 at Holy Cross Mission with Father Robert Foliot and Father Doug McCarthy as celebrants. Interment Wikwemikong Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Manitowaning Chapel, Manitowaning.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 17, 1999

In memory of Harry Boniface who passed away at the Mindemoya Health Centre on February 1, 2005 at the age of 60. He is survived by his mother, Mary and two sisters, Leola and Edna and one brother, Earl. Predeceased by sister Lestie and brother Ken. The family would like to express their thanks to the Cancer Centre, Mindemoya Health Centre and Daffodil Terrace as well as Dr. Greene, Laura Watson, Keith McAllister and the Palliative Care Unit. Many thanks also go to Perry Chatwell and wife Barb for the loving care they provided, the Chatwell Family, and loving brother-in-law Doug McMurray. Mary, Edna, Leola and Earl.
Funeral arrangements in the spring, in care of Doug.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 9, 2005

In loving memory of Mary Matilda Boniface who died peacefully at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at the age of 97 years. Mary was born on Manitoulin, in Kay settlement on August 17, 1908. Daughter of the late Don and Emma Kay. She had six children, three survive her; Earl Kay (wife Lolly predeceased) of Espanola, Leola Boniface of Wikwemikong Nursing Home, Edna and husband Ron Sarginson of Thunder Bay, and three predeceased her; Ken Kay (1983) and wife Janet, Lestie (2003) and husband Doug McMurray of Tehkummah and Harry Boniface (2005). Dear grandmother of many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Predeceased by all her siblings. Grave side service was at 4:30 pm, Thursday, September 1, 2005 at the Providence Bay Cemetery.
Donations to the Wikwemikong Nursing Home would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 7, 2005

After a courageous battle with cancer, Guy passed peacefully with his family by his side at the Hotel Dieu-Shaver Rehab on February 27, 2006. Loving husband to Eileen for 52 years. Devoted Dad to Dale (Chris), Nina Wahl (Bruce) of Manitoulin Island, Connie Beaulieu (Buck) of St. Catharines, Sue Sicard (Dave) of St. Catharines, Tammy Boulay and Rob Ruscillo of St. Catharines. Cherished Papa to Greg, Kevin, Amanda, Julie, Ryan, Lindsay, Devin and Rachel. Survived by his brothers and sisters Vernon (Evelyn), Wilson (Rejanne), Gloria (Leonard), Richard (Doreen), Harris (Reena), Sheila (Lawrence), Glenda (Jerry), Julie and Ross (Michelle). Also survived by sister-in-law Lillian and brother-in-law Bill (Lorraine), John (Carol) and many nieces and nephews.Predeceased by his parents Harris and Veronique Boulet and son-in-law to Berton and Eva Eden. Also predeceased by his brothers Lloyd, Roy, Percy, Warren, sister-in-law Joan and brother-in-law Paul. Guy was a retired employee of 30 years from the St. Catharines Hydro.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends and his new found friends in Florida and Manitoulin Island. Guy rested at the George Darte Funeral Home 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines. Visitation took place on Thursday, March 2, 2006 between 2-4 and 7-9pm. A celebration of Guy's life was held on Friday, March 3, 2006 at 12pm at the George Darte Funeral Chapel. Cremation followed. Memorial remembrances in Guy's honour may be made to either Canadian Cancer Society or Sick Kid's Foundation.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 8, 2006

Reverend David Pawson Bould died on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Kirkland and District Hospital, at the age of 82. Reverend Bould was predeceased by two of his brothers. He is lovingly remembered and survived by: his wife Sandra Orr; children Robert Jackson (Jennifer) Bould, Doug (Dawn) Bould, Linda (Daniel) Nielson, Eric (Leanne) Nielson, and Jo-Ann (David) Mundy; grandchildren R.J., Cassie, Jennifer, Richard, Andrew, Katarine, Callum, and Sarah, four great-grandchildren, and his brother, Bruce Bould. As a minister with the United Church of Canada, Reverend Bould served many communities from Saskatchewan, Manitoulin Island, Northwestern Quebec and Northern Ontario. He originally came to Kirkland Lake in 1978, as an interim minister for Trinity United Church; this temporary posting was to last 24 years. Even though Reverend Bould retired in 2002, he continued his calling by serving those in the church and the wider community when asked. Reverend Bould’s greatest loves in life were spending time with family and friends, camping, travelling, gardening, and cooking. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Trinity United Church (40 Station Road South, Kirkland Lake, Ontario). Donations in Reverend Bould’s memory may be made to the United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund ( or to Trinity United Church (40 Station Road South, Kirkland Lake, Ontario). Condolences, donations, lighting of a candle and sharing of photos and stories may be made online at Arrangements entrusted to the French Family Funeral Home Limited, 111 Burnside Drive, P.O. Box 994, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, P2N 3L1. David you will be missed.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 27, 2012

Kimberley Ann Bourcier of Espanola passed away at the Espanola General Hospital on Friday, November 14, 2008 in her 51st year. Beloved wife of Mike Bourcier of Espanola. Dear daughter of James and Helen (nee Cosby) Chisholm of Little Current. Very dear mother of Mitchell (fiancée Elana Spruit) and Erik (Aimee Tremblay) both of Espanola. Step-granddaughter of King Chambers of Little Current. Cherished grandmother of Avery. Loving sister of Bonnie (Mrs. Richard Cardiff) of Terrace Bay. Will also be sadly missed by many friends and relatives. Friends called at the Bourcier Funeral Home, Espanola on Sunday, November 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Jude Parish, Espanola on Monday, November 17 at 10 am with Father Gilles Grandmont officiating. Interment at Cold Springs Cemetery on Manitoulin Island. If so desired, Memorial tributes may be made to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 19, 2008

In loving memory of Lillian Roberta Oswamick Bourgeois, March 4, 1961-March 1, 2001.
Lilly (Oswamick) Bourgeois, 3rd Degree Midewiwin kwe of the Bear Clan, passed away at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, on Thursday March 1, 2001 at the age of 39 years. Lilly was born in Little Current, daughter of John Oswamick and the late Florence (Naganigwane) Oswamick. Lilly was a teacher of the Ojibwe language in Peterborough for the past two years. She also enjoyed teaching traditional customs such as jingle dress dancing, drum making and strived for the wellness of all who knew her through health and fitness workshops. Lilly was the Chief Jingle Dress Dancer of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge.
Beloved wife of Paul Bourgeois of Peterborough. Dear mother of James (Giizhigaatemonidoinini), Alexander (Wassaygezik) and Marion (Pizhiiskwe). Loving sister of Barbara (Tom), Martina (Len), Stan, Gert (Max), Bev (Louis), Pat, Ann-Marie (Patrick), Joseph (Clara), Darlene (Randy), Elizabeth (Gerard), Predeceased by a sister Jean and a brother Johnny. Dear niece of James (predeceased) wife Celina, Lavina (predeceased) husband John Lewis, Eva Cywink (husband Nick predeceased), Jerome (predeceased) wife Theola, Agnes Webkamigad husband Henry, Shirley Williams, Isadore wife Verna and Rosella Kinoshameg husband James all of Wikwemikong, Christine Osawamick and great uncle Hector Shigwadja. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends were received at Wasse Abin High School, Wikwemikong after 10 pm. On Saturday March 3, 2001. Funeral Service was held on Monday, March 5, 2001 at Wasse Abin High School at 10 am with Lee Staples officiating.
Interment in Wikwemikongsing Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 14, 2001

In loving memory of Kayla Marie Bourque who passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the age of 22. Proud new mother of Damien. Beloved daughter of Joyce Clarke (Bill Cassidy) of Little Current, predeceased by father Marc Bourque. Cherished sister of Kyle Bourque (Carol) of North Bay and twin sister of Kari Bourque (Theresa) of Espanola. Will always be remembered by grandparents Sylvia Clarke (Jack predeceased), Keith and Linda Burnett, June Bourque (Leo predeceased) and stepfather Chad Burnett. Dear niece of Roberta (Blake Hughson) of Manitowaning, Terry (Dave Moore) of Rockville, Lorrie Clarke (Ron) of Sudbury, Ruth Clarke (Tony Bell), Doug Clarke and Cecil Clarke; all of Little Current, Penny and Jim Requarth, David and Milla Bourque of Yukon, Mike Lynne Bourque of Sudbury, Leo and Vikki Bourque of Garson and Debbie Bourque. Will be missed by many cousins, great aunts and uncles. Visitation will be 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Island Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 11 am on Friday, January 22, 2010 at Island Funeral Home followed by cremation. In Kayla's memory donations to a trust fund for Damien would be appreciated. Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 20, 2010

In loving memory of Annie Irene Bousquet, January 11, 1911 – August 1, 2008, who passed away peacefully at her home in Little Current at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Loving mother of Marion and husband Andrew Butella of Brantford, Laurine and husband Harold Loosemore of Killarney, James and wife Joanne of Little Current. Cherished grandma of Catherine Butella and husband Don Robinson, Robert Butella and wife Kim Sonnet, Debra Loosemore, Sheri Loosemore, Lauri Loosemore and husband Brian Wall, Cheryl Bousquet, Marsha Bousquet, Christopher Bousquet and friend Abbie Drolet. Great grandma of nine. Only sister of James and Frank Lehman (both predeceased). Irene was a whole-hearted volunteer. She actively and continually supported her community. She was a life member of Ontario’s Hospital Auxiliary. For 25 years, she made and provided hot chocolate syrup for the arena. She was a member of the Little Current United Church and she sold Nevada tickets for the MHC Aux until she was 85 years old. Visitation was at Island Funeral Home Monday evening. Funeral Service was at 2:30 pm Tuesday August 5, 2008 at the United Church in Little Current. Donations to Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary the Killarney Health Centre Equipment Fund or the United Church would be appreciated in Irene’s memory. Burial at Mountainview Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 6, 2008

In loving memory of Lawrence Raymond Bousquet on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 92 years.
Beloved husband of Irene (nee Lehman). Loving father of Marion and husband Andrew Butella of Brantford, Laurine and husband Harold Loosemore of Killarney, James and wife Joanne of Little Current. Cherished grandfather of Catherine Butella and husband Don Robinson, Robert Butella and wife Kim Sonnet, Debra Loosemore, Sheri Loosemore, Lauri Loosemore and husband Brian Wall, Cheryl Bousquet, Marsha Bousquet, Chistopher Bousquet and wife Kristen Jacklin. Great grandfather of nine. Brother of James and wife Ann, Wilber and wife Marie and sister Florence and husband Arnet Thompson, all predeceased. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at Island Funeral Home with burial in Mountainview Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 24, 2003

BELANGER-BOUVIER, Anna (née Belanger)
The family announces with sorrow her death in Sudbury on Friday, October 10th, 2008 at the age of 49 years. Daughter of Lucille (née Coutu) and Ronald Belanger both of Sudbury. Loving mother of Nicole Bouvier and Danielle Bouvier both of Hanmer. Dear sister of Guy Belanger (Lucille), Carol Belanger both of Sudbury and Lynn Osbourn (Danny) of Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her grandson Ashton Rivest. Dear friend to the father of her children Hector Bouvier of Hanmer. The family will receive relatives and friends at the CO- OPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd (at Notre-Dame), Sudbury, Saturday, October 18th, 2008 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel, Sudbury.
Sudbury Star, October 15, 2008

In loving memory of Ruth Cockwill aged 83, who passed away Friday, July 15, 2005 at her residence, Northview Nursing Home, Englehart, Ontario. Daughter of the late Francis F. Cockwill and Christina B. (Steele), Ruth was born on October 21, 1921 in Meldrum Bay. Predeceased by husband Joseph Myron Bowering on August 31, 1956. Also predeceased by her siblings Barbara (1933) Frankie (1921) George (1983) Irene Sullivan (1999) and Bernice Wismer (2000) and one grandchild (1970). She is survived by her children Gail (husband Ron Morris) of Scarborough, Michael of Scarborough, David (wife Gwen) of New Liskeard, Susan (husband Chris Kirr) of Tillsonburg, and Joanne (husband Declan Griffin) of Toronto. Beloved grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Sister in law to Orland Wismer and wife Lois of Silverwater, Vera Hand of Winnipeg, Dorothy and John Keane of Victoria, B.C. and Harold Bowering of Edmonton. At her request there was no service and cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date in Meldrum Bay.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 27, 2005

Northview Nursing Home resident Ruth Bowering died on July 15, 2005. She was born to Francis Cockwill and Christina Steele at Meldrum Bay, Manitoulin Island, on October 22, 1921. In 1988, after retiring from Eaton’s, she moved to New Liskeard from Toronto and in May 2005 moved to Northview. Predeceased by her husband in 1956, she is survived by her children Gail (husband Ron Morris) of Scarborough, Michael of Scarborough, Susan (husband Chris Kirr) of Tillsonburg, David (and Gwen) Bowering of New Liskeard, Joanne (husband Declan Griffin) of Toronto; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law Orland Wismer of Silverwater, Ontario, Vera Hand of Winnipeg, Dorothy and John Keane of Victoria and Harry Bowering of Edmonton. She was predeceased by her parents, siblings and one grandchild. Cremation has taken place and at her request there was no service. Interment in Meldrum Bay will take place at a later date.
Temiskaming Speaker, July 20, 2005

In loving memory of Alvin Bowerman, September 18, 1915 to April 21, 2000.
Alvin Maxwell Bowerman, a resident of Tehkummah, died on Friday, April 21, 2000 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital (St. Joseph Health Centre) at the age of 84 years.
He was born in Tehkummah, son of the late John and Mary (McMullen) Bowerman. Alvin was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the Senior Citizen's Tehkummah Triangle Clubs. Alvin's many interests included hunting, gardening and knitting. He was known as a good friend and neighbour and will be missed by all. Alvin was also part of the crew that helped build the Manitowaning Chapel.
Beloved husband of Vivian Bowerman. Loving father of Mary (husband Jim Robinson) of Little Current, Andy (wife Linda) and Paul (wife Barbara J.) both of Tehkummah and John (wife Sharon) of Lively. Grandfather of Kerry (Angie), Peggy (Steve), Chad, Adam, Emilly, Matthew, Jennifer, Cole, Amanda and Crystal and great grandfather of Kurtis, Zachary, Andrew and Jenna. Dear brother of Norma McLennan and Effie Size (Earling). Predeceased by Herman, Lorne, Allen, Grenville, Freeman and Nelda.
Friends called at the Manitowaning Chapel on April 23, 2000. Funeral service was conducted from the Chapel on Monday, April 24, 2000 with Pastor Wally Wood officiating.
If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Manitowaning Chapel Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor April 26, 2000

Clint Bowerman of Espanola passed away at his residence on Thursday, July 6, 2006 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Betty (nee Doan). Dear son of the late Herman Sr. and Bertha (Sisson) Bowerman. Loving father of Sandra Beaven (husband Bert) and Debora Merchant (husband John) both of Espanola, Joanne Katzur (husband Peter) of Echo Bay and Cathie Burns (husband Cas) of Massey. Will be sadly missed by six grandchildren Chris Merchant (Joelle), Megan Merchant (Matthew D'Angelo), Kara Merchant (Larry Caverly), Michael Burns (Jen Kauffeldt), Anthony Burns and Ehren Katzur and great-grandson Jack Merchant. Dear brother of Mel Bowerman (Dorothy predeceased) and Pearl Abraham (Jack) both of Tehkummah; Stella McDougall (Ron) of Manitowaning; Evelyn Whalen (Ted predeceased) of Pickering and the late Susan Leeson (Harry), Stan Bowerman, Hazel Brandow (Norman), Harold Bowerman (Bea); Nellis Bowerman (Ethel); Lila Simpson (Tom) and Burton Bowerman. Dear son-in-law to Mrs. Lucie Doan of Little Current and brother-in-law to Everett Doan (Maralynn) of Etobicoke and the late George Doan (wife June) of Toronto and the late Lillian St. Jacques. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Clint was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 39, Espanola and the War Pensioners of Canada. Rested at the Bourcier Funeral Home, Espanola on Friday July 7th. Funeral service was in the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 8, 2006. Interment Espanola Cemetery.
Donations to the Espanola Hospital Foundation, the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 12, 2006

In loving memory of Doris Mary Elizabeth Bowerman who died at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Monday, August 23, 2004, age 75 years.
Beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Bowerman (July 23/02). Loving mother of Joy McVey (Lyle predeceased) and friend Bert Whalen of Silverwater, Bonnie and husband Brien Pegelo of Mindemoya, Marilyn and husband Jim Harasym of Manitowaning. Special grandmother of Lisa, Judy, Lylla, Nick, Mike, Kayla, Brandon, Marilee, Mallory and Mitchell, and great grandchildren Lyle, Natasha, Amanda, Rebecca, Monica, Danielle, Scotty and Jasmine. Predeceased by baby William (April 10/04). Will be remembered by sisters Ruth and husband Orton Rumley of Mindemoya, Carole and Don White of Green Bay and in-laws Joyce Gilchrist, Max Bowerman (predeceased), Manley and Carol Bowerman, Ted Bowerman. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was from 7 - 9 pm Wednesday, August 25, at Mindemoya Missionary Church. Funeral Service was at 2 pm, Thursday, August 26, 2004 at the Mindemoya Missionary Church. Burial is at the Mindemoya Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 1, 2004

In loving memory of James "Jim" Donald Bowerman who passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, August 29, 2002 at the age of 45 years.
Jim loved to hunt and fish.
Fiancé to Brenda Bailey. He greatly loved his children Chantelle and James (mother Yvonne Thady) and step children Nicole, Evan and Ashley. Predeceased by parents Cleve & Lena Bowerman and sister Nancy. Remembered by sisters & brothers Joyce, Larry (Pauline), Philip (Julie), Roy, Barbara (Bryce), David (Lynn), Margaret, Joey (Beth), Robbie. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews, four great nieces and one great nephew. Special godfather of Katrina and Crystal. Visitation was held Friday, August 30. Funeral Service was held Saturday, August 31, 2002 at Grace Bible Church. Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery in Manitowaning. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 4, 2002

In loving memory of Joyce Bowerman who passed away Sunday morning, August 31, 2003 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital-Saint Joseph Health Centre, succumbing to heart disease at the age of 47 years.
She will be sadly missed by her children Lena Jacko (Jeremy), Sarah Jacko and Richard Jacko all of Sudbury and their father David Jacko of Wikwemikong. Cherished grandmother of Tricia and Leona.
Predeceased by Juliann and Johnathan. Dear daughter of Cleveland and Lena Bowerman. Dear sister of Larry (Pauline) and Barbra (Brice) both of Sudbury, Phil (Julie) of Birch Island, Roy, Joey and Margaret of Little Current, Robbie of Blind River, David (Lynn) of West Bay. Predeceased by Jimmy and Nancy. Best friend of Sadie Debassige and Rolly Nawash. Memorial service was in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, Sudbury on Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium, Sudbury.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 10, 2006

August 16, 1938 – June 8, 2012
Kathleen passed away on Friday June 8, 2012 at the Manitoulin Health Centre. Beloved wife of Glen and cherished mother of Debra Bowerman (Jody McKie) of Peterborough, Del (Christine) of Halifax, Dan (Janice) of Sudbury, and Darren (Tara) of St. Thomas. Loved grandmother of Ryan, Ben, Danielle, Josh, Rebecca, Brooke, Morgan and Mark. Great-grandma “GG” of Danique. Sister of Roy (Doris) Bayer. Sister-in-law of Mamie Ann Bowerman and Doug McDermid. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Ralph. Visitation was 2 pm – 4 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Island Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 11 am on Monday, June 11, 2012 at Sheguiandah United Church followed by a luncheon at the Sheguiandah Seniors’ Centre. Burial in Elmview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted with Island Funeral Home, Little Current.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 13, 2012

In Loving Memory of Melvin Robert Bowerman, WWII Veteran 6th Anti Tank Battalion B.D.R., who died peacefully at the Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at the age of 88. Born to Herman & Bertha (Sisson) Bowerman on March 20, 1919 in Tehkummah. Married Dorothy (Fraser) on October 30, 1948, she predeceased him in 1998. Loved father of Mel (Carol), Lori (Barry), and daughter-in-law May (Blaire). Cherished grandpa of Jason Bowerman (Tammy), Luke Bowerman (Krista), and great-grandaughter Kaitlyn will miss her "Grandpa Mel." Survived by sisters Stella & husband Ron MacDougall, Pearl & husband Jack Abrahall, Evelyn Pattison (husband Ted Whalen predeceased). Predeceased by siblings Susie & husband Harry Leeson, Stan Bowerman, Hazel & husband Norman Brandow, Harold & wife Beatrice Bowerman, Nellis & wife Ethel Bowerman, Lila & husband Thomas Simpson, Clinton (wife Betty Doan surviving), and Burton Bowerman. Grandpa Mel will be missed by his many friends, neighbours and special friends Evelyn Pattison, Janet & Randy Anning and his many nieces and nephews. Visitation was 7 - 9 pm Wednesday. Funeral Service was at 11:00 am Thursday, August 16, 2007, all at Island Funeral Home. Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery. Donations to Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary, The Triangle Club or Tehkummah First Response.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 22, 2007

In Memory of Retta Bowerman who died peacefully surrounded with loved ones. Retta Bowerman died at the Manitoulin Health Centre, in Little Current on March 28, 2007 at the age of 94. Born on February 1, 1913 in Tehkummah to William Bowerman and Marietta (nee Leeson). Beloved wife of the late Henry Freeman Bowerman. Cherished mother of Ronald Wm. Bowerman and his wife Linda. Special grandmother of Leeanne & husband Dean St. Pierre, Connie & husband Michael Lamothe and Brad Bowerman. Loved great grandmother of Bryce St. Pierre, Peyton St. Pierre, Caitlyn Lamothe, Nicholas Lamothe. Predeceased by brothers Wm. (Cruge) & wife Nelda Wilson, Rueben Roy & wife Carmeletta Callaghan, Richard Earl (Jerry) & wife Stella Armstrong, foster brother Doran Bryant (wife Laurine Moody surviving), and sisters Phoebe Leswing & husband Donald, Lillie Morrison & husband Rob and Mable Bowerman. Forever remembered by many nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate the long and wonderful life of Retta was held at 11:00 am Saturday March 31, 2007 at the Anglican Church, Little Current, The Rev. Canon Bain Peever and Elder Weston Leeson officiating. Donations to Centennial Manor Bed Fund or the Tehkummah First Response Team would be greatly appreciated in Retta's memory. Cremation with burial of ashes later in Hilly Grove Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 4, 2007

In loving memory of Richard Nellis Bowerman who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Thursday, March 6, 2003 at the age of 86 years.Predeceased by dear wife Ethel Bowerman (Johnson) (December 12, 1975). Predeceased by parents Herman & Bertha (Sisson) Bowerman.
Loved brother of Susie (1989) & husband Harry Leeson, both predeceased. Stanley (predeceased in 1997), Hazel (1984) and husband Norman Brandow, both predeceased. Harold (1984) & wife Beatrice MEAD, both predeceased. Lila (1988) & husband Thomas Simpson, both predeceased. Burton (predeceased in 1951). Melvin & (wife Dorothy Fraser predeceased), Clinton & wife Betty Doan, Stella & husband Ron MacDougall, Pearl & husband Jack Abrahall, and Evelyn (husband Ted Whalen predeceased).
Visitation was held on Friday, March 7, 2003. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, March 8, 2003 at Manitowaning United Church.
Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery in the spring.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 12, 2003

Bowerman - At Mindemoya Hospital, Mindemoya on Thursday, June 4, 1987, Stella Pearl Bowerman of Tehkummah in her eightieth year. Beloved wife of the late Jerry Bowerman. Dear mother of Jock (wife Isabel) of Vancouver, B.C., and Richard (wife Eunice) of Tehkummah. Dear sister of Everett Armstrong of Gore Bay. Also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rested at St. Johns Anglican Church in South Baymouth on Friday, June 5, 1987 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service was held from the church on Saturday, June
6 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Cross officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. Dorothy Hopkins Addison Scrapbook (green ledger),
transcribed by Marilyn Irish

At his residence on Tuesday, May 22, 1979 W. Alan Bowerman of Tehkummah in his 76th yr. Beloved husband of Elva Milan. Dear father of William J. of Mindemoya, Joyce (Mrs. Harold Gilchrist) & Manley both of Brampton, & Ted of Tehkummah. Brother of Herman of Mindemoya, Grenville, Mrs. Norman McLennan & Effie (Mrs. Erling Size) all of Manitowaning. Freeman & Alvin both of Tehkummah. Resting at Tehkummah Pentecostal Church, Funeral Service from there on Thursday, May 24 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roy Hunter & Rev. Richard Davis officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 30, 1979

In loving memory of William John Bowerman "Bill" at Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Tuesday, July 23, 2002, age 75 years.
Cherished husband of Doris (nee Richards) of 56 years. Loved father of Joy McVey and friend Bert Whalen (Lyle predeceased) of Silverwater, Bonnie and Brien Pegelo of Mindemoya, Marilyn and Jim Harasym of Manitowaning. Special grandfather of Lisa, Judy, Lylla, Nick, Mike, Kayla, Brandon, Marilee, Mallory and Mitchell and great grandchildren Lyle, Natasha, Amanda, Rebecca, Monica, Danielle, Scotty and Jasmine. Will be remembered by sister and brothers, Joyce Gilchrist, Max Bowerman (predeceased), Manley and Carol Bowerman, Ted Bowerman and friend Carol. Born July 23, 1927 to the late Allen and Elva Bowerman. Funeral service was held on Friday, July 26 at the Mindemoya Missionary Church. Burial in Mindemoya Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Parkinson's or Wikwemikong Nursing Home would be Appreciated.
Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 31, 2002

1941 (handwritten)
Beniah Bowman Dies in Toronto on Easter-Had Been Ill for Some Time Head of Dept. of Lands and Forests in the Drury Administration
In poor health for some time, Beniah Bowman, who was Minister of Lands and Forests in the U.F.O. Government of Ontario, from 1919 to 1923, died in Toronto on Easter Sunday.
Mr. Bowman, who had been a resident of Manitoulin Island since 1911, entered politics in 1918 when he was elected to the Ontario Legislature as an independent farmers’ candidate at a bye-election. He was again returned to the Legislature in 1919 and was appointed, Minister of Lands and Forests under Premier E.C. Drury and held that position till the defeat of the U.F.O. in 1923. He held his seat again in 1924, but was defeated in the general elections of 1936 when he ran as Liberal candidate for Algoma East.
Mr. Bowman was of United Empire Loyalist stock, was born in Waterloo County and received his education in the public schools of Doon and Hespeler. Since 1911 he had been engaged in farming at Long Bay, near Gore Bay, Manitoulin. He was interested in lumbering and fishing industries and was connected with the Blind River Pine Co.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marry B. Barr Bowman, and one son, Marven. His funeral was held Tuesday and interment took place at Hagey Cemetery, Preston.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In loving memory of C. L. Marven Bowman April 3, 1913 to November 12, 2002. Marven Bowman, only son of the late Honourable Beniah and Mary (Barr) Bowman. Born at Long Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ont. April 3, 1913, in the house in which his mother was also born. He spent his childhood between Toronto, Manitoulin and Ottawa, attended school in Toronto, graduated from Oakwood Collegiate in 1931. He returned to the Island and farmed on the family homestead for 3 years, then took on the job of Registrar of Electors for East Algoma in 1934-1935. On July 8, 1936 he married Effie McQuarrie and they started married life in Toronto. Marven was employed at DeHaviland Aircraft in the Tool Making and Design field. He then moved on as Technical Manager with A. C. Wickman Canada Ltd. By the end of WWII, he was Sales Manager and Director of Modern Tool Works, which involved frequent travel across the continent and throughout Europe. His next position was Vice President of Canadian Machine Tool Builders Association. In 1956, he purchased a business in Newmarket, Ont. Marven was an inventor, a superb cabinet maker producing furniture, boats (even a cabin cruiser), a highly skilled tool and die maker, a wordsmith, writing prolifically-pertaining to his family history, letters to friends which were highly cherished and to a wide assortment of causes, wherever he deemed injustice had been done. He loved flying, obtaining his pilot's license at age 50, and owned a succession of small aircraft. Marven and Effie flew to various destinations: Florida, Bahamas and summer weekends to the cottage on Tobacco Lake. He was a life-long boating enthusiast, a voracious reader, a dog lover, a crossword puzzle addict, a pool player in later years, driving daily to the Seniors Centre in Town. Marven was a devoted husband and caring father. He was a private person, incredibly honest and his word was his bond.
Through the years, he was President of The Rosicrucion Order in Toronto (AMORC), Lieutenant of the Keswick Power Squadron, President of the Newmarket Lion's Club (1963-1964), a CESO Worker in the Philippines, in his retirement (setting up design courses), and Chair of the Western Manitoulin Historical Society, taking a great interest in the Gore Bay Museum.
Marven was predeceased by his wife Effie (McQuarrie) Bowman, March 10, 2002. Loved father of Mary Jean, husband Lachlan Muir of Gore Bay; Carolyn, husband Bryan Ostrowski of Midland and Catherine, husband Raouf Balbaa of Mississauga. Proud grandfather of Mark Toole, wife Denise,; Jordan Toole, wife Debbie; Dr. Leisha Ostrowski and husband Chris Gittens and Adam Balbaa; and great grandchildren Mitchell, Katie, Carlie and Sydney. Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Thursday, November 14, 2002. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel with Rev. Beth Topps officiating. Interment in Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge. If so desired, donations may be made to the CNIB, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society.
Culgin Funeral Home
Manitoulin Expositor, November 20, 2002

In loving memory of Effie Bowman, March 2, 1914-March 10, 2002 Effie Bowman, a resident of Gore Bay, died at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current, on Sunday March 10, 2002 at the age of 88 years.
She was the fifth child of the late Ronald and Agnes (Allen) McQuarrie. Effie attended both public school and high school in Gore Bay and Teacher Training at North Bay Normal School in 1931 & 32. She taught in Pleasant Valley (formerly Pig Tantrum), Gore Bay, Toronto and Newmarket. On July 8, 1936 she married Marven Bowman, and after 44 years away, retired to Gore Bay. Effie was a vital, active presence in her communities. She was an adored primary school teacher, a superb cook, who entertained weekly right up until the time she entered the hospital, a wife and mother and kind friend to all. She was a founding member of the Senior Citizen Club, serving as secretary for many years, until her failed vision forced her resignation. She served on the Library Board and was instrumental in starting the CNIB Help Group. Everyone who met her, recognized her as a special person, one who saw only the best in others. She possessed a marvelous sense of humour and great inner strength. Effie was the oldest member of All Saints Anglican Church. She was christened and married in the church and her wish was to be buried from there as well.
Dearly loved wife of almost 66 years of Marven. Loving mother of Mary Jean and Lachlan Muir, of Gore Bay; Carolyn and Bryan Ostrowski of Midland and Catherine and Raouf Balbaa of Mississauga. Proud grandmother of Mark Toole and his wife Denise, Jordan Toole and his wife Debbie, Leisha Ostrowski and her fiance Chris and Adam Balbaa; and great grandchildren Mitchell, Katie, Carlie and Sydney. Predeceased by sister Jean Cook and brothers Jack, Jim, Donald and Mac McQuarrie. Fondly remembered by a large extended family of nieces and nephews.
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home Monday March 11, 2002. The funeral service was held at All Saints Anglican Church on Tuesday March 12, 2002 with Rev. Lind White officiating, assisted by Rev. Rhonda Hirst. Spring Interment in Hagey Cemetery at Cambridge. If so desired, donations may be made to the CNIB.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 13, 2002

In loving memory of Myrtle Irene Bowra who passed away peacefully at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current, Ontario on Thursday, September 7, 2000. Myrtle (nee Hennick) Bowra of Burlington and formerly of Stratford, Toronto and Montreal.
Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Bowra. Loving mother of Corrine and her husband Richard Turner of Burlington and Judith Kenigson of Nashville, Tennessee. Loved grandmother of Matthew and Lisa. Dear sister of Hazel Skippen of Little Current, Ontario. Predeceased by her sister Thelma. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1370 Elgin Street, Burlington on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 2:00 pm. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington (632-3333).
Manitoulin Expositor, September 13, 2000

Early Pioneer Passes at Grimesthorpe
Once more Manitoulin mourns the passing of one of her early pioneers in the person of Matthew Bowser, who spent the past 53 years on Manitoulin Island. Mr. Bowser was born in the County of Grey in the year 1850. After his marriage to Miss Fanny Gerow of Grey County in 1871 they took up farming for a few years before coming to the Island. On their arrival here Mr. Bowser worked for the late Jas. Carter of Kagawong in a sawmill at Tobacco Lake for four years. He then took up land in Gordon Township which he cleared and which is now known as the McMillan farm at the four corners a short distance from town. Later he moved to Perivale for a time and from there moved to Mills Township where he engaged in farming for several years. On his retirement after the death of his wife, he lived with members of his family, passing away at the home of his daughter Mrs. W.J. Wright, Grimesthorpe, on Tuesday May 21. He was a member of the United Church and in politics a Conservative.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowser raised a family of fourteen children, twelve of whom mourn the passing of a kind and loving father, namely: Mrs. W. J. Wright, Grimesthorpe, Mrs. John McDonald, Blind River, Mrs. Wm. Marshall, Britainville, Mrs. Alex Shields, Espanola, Mrs. John McCormick, Britainville, Mrs. Chas. Ward, Gore Bay, Mrs. Henry Sloss, Massey, Mrs. Neil Turner, East Bluff, Mrs. David Weatherspoon, Detroit, George Bowser, Gore Bay, Matt Bowser, Nestorville and John Bowser of Massey; two sons passed away some years ago. Fifty-one grandchildren and sixty-one great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Wright, Grimesthorpe, Ontario, on Friday, May 24, at 10 a.m. by Rev. N. Burke of Spring Bay. Interment took place in Gordon Cemetery.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 29 1940
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Matthew Bowser
Sherwood-Funeral services for Mathew Bowser, one of the most respected citizens of this area was held Wednesday, September 12th at Zion United Church, Thesselon. A short service was held at his residence in Nestorville with Rev. N.L. Gostonyi officiating. The late Mr. Bowser died in Thessalon Red Cross Hospital following a recent operation from which he suffered a relapse after returning home.
Matthew Bowser was born March 12, 1883 in Chatham, Ontario, son of the late Matthew and Fanny Geroux Bowser. At an early age he moved with his parents to Manitoulin Island near Gore Bay. He attended school at No. 1 Gordon Township School.
He worked on the farm of Jim Purvis and later married Jenny Robinson of Poplar, Manitoulin Island. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Spragge where Mr. Bowser was employed by the J. J. McFadden Lumber Co. where he worked for 35 years. He later moved to the old Bishop Lumber Co. Farm and resided there until ill health forced him to give up farm work.
He was always interested in community work and served 11 years on the village council. He attended Alma Heights United Church.
He is survived by his wife and nine children. Five daughters, Mrs. Ted McNee, Alice of Lima Ohio, Mrs. Percy Barlow, Wanda, of Thessalon, Shirley at home, Mrs. Roy Kelly, Betty and Mrs. Elgin Robinson, Beverley and four sons, Earl, Harold, Raymond and Edward, all of the Sault. Seven sisters also survive Mrs. John McDonald, Rhoda, of Blind River, Mrs. Ward, Fanny, of Gore Bay, Mrs. Alex Shields, Nell, of Espanola, Mrs. Neil Turner, Lillian of Gore Bay, Mrs. Wright, Libbie of Sudbury, Mrs. Henry Sloss, Jenny of Ice Lake, Mrs. Jack McCormick Bertha of Spring Bay. One brother Jack of Gore Bay and several grandchildren also survive. He was predeceased by three brothers and a sister. Pallbearers were Dave McDougall, James Mills, Ed McDougall, Thomas Mcgrath, Stan Robinson and Ed Erickson.
Two of Mr. Bowser's favorite hymns were sung during the service "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me" and "The Old Rugged Cross".
Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 8, 1956, page 5
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Obituary Mr. Thomas Bowser
The death of Mr. Thomas Bowser which took place at his home in Billings on Thursday, July 29, came rather sooner than was expected. Although he has been failing in health for some time he has only been confined to his bed for a few weeks and he passed away very quietly.
The township has lost one of the early pioneers of the Manitoulin, Mr. Bowser having come to the Island forty-three years ago. He was born in Markham township in the County of York in 1838.
The arrangements for the funeral were under the auspices of the Kagawong Orange Lodge. A public service was conducted by Rev. J. McLauchlan in Kagawong Union Church. Sympathy is extended to the relatives. He leaves one son, John of Billings and a brother Mat of Britainville.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 4, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Bowser-At Gore Bay, on Tuesday, April 5, Thomas George Bowser, aged 15 years, 1 month, 10 days.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 7, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 26, for Mrs. Louisa Paulena Bowyer, who died at her home at Providence Bay, Thursday September 24. She was 74 years of age.
Born at Richfield, Wisconsin, in March of 1879, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Justina Wittenberger.
She was a graduate of the Oshkosh Normal School and the Milwaukee State Teachers' College. She taught school in Iowa, Wisconsin and Montana. In June, 1923, she married Samuel H. Bowyer and made their home in Dearborn, Michigan. Later, they moved to Manitoulin Island and settled on the farm at Mindemoya. Two years ago they moved to Providence Bay.
Besides her husband she is survived by four sisters Mrs. Julia Schrupp, Mrs. Lena Helming. Mrs. Martha Bennet and Mrs. Anna Schmidt.
Rev. F.W. Madden of Mindemoya United Church was in charge of the service. Special hymns sung by Mrs. Grace Langman were City Four Square and Abide with Me. Mrs. Grace McDougall sang God Be With You Till We Meet Again. Grace Dryden was organist.
Manitoulin Expositor Thursday October 15, 1953,
submitted by Sandra Williams, Calgary, Alberta

Bowyer- Samuel H. Bowyer beloved husband of the late Louisa Wittenberger, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Margaret McLenon, on Tuesday, December 15, 1953. Resting at the Tracy Funeral Home until Friday morning. Funeral service from Providence Bay United Church, Friday, December 18, at 2 p.m.. Interment at Mindemoya Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor Thursday December 17, 1953,
submitted by Sandra Williams, Calgary, Alberta

August 15, 1925 - June 13, 2009
In loving memory of Justice Clifford Earle Boyd who passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Mindemoya Hospital at the age of 83. Dear husband of Elizabeth for 58 years and father of Stephen (Linda), Terri (Bob Elgie) and Douglas (Diane). Loving granddad of Bill, Melissa and Matt Elgie and Stefanie, Andrew and Geoffrey Boyd. Cliff is the son of the late George Boyd of Gore Bay and Florence McDonell and later step-son of Betty Boyd. Brother of Michael (Sharon), Donald (Dawn) and Patricia Tossell. He is also survived by his special cousins and many nieces and nephews. Cliff joined the army at the young age of 17 and at the end of the war continued on to finish his education. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto in 1951, graduating in the top 10 of his class. After returning to Manitoulin Island he opened his law practice in Gore Bay and in 1965 was appointed a judge of the Provincial Court Criminal Division in Sault Ste Marie. He was the president of the Provincial Association of Ontario Judges (Criminal Division) in 1972-1973. Cliff retired in 1989. He and Elizabeth moved back to Manitoulin Island and remained there until his death. Cliff had been a member of many organizations over the years and was an avid sportsman. He loved his fishing and boating years and the fall deer hunt. Curling was enjoyed but his great passion was golfing. Friends called at Culgin Funeral home on Tuesday, June 16 from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm. The funeral service will be conducted at the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 11 am with Rev. Beth Topps officiating. Interment at Kagawong Cedars Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the All Saints Anglican Church, the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Culgin Funeral Home - Gore Bay - 705- 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 17, 2009

BOYD, Edith Vera (February 29. 1908 to November 26, 2000)--A resident of Manitoulin Lodge, died at the Lodge on Sunday, November 26, 2000 at the age of 92 years. She was born at Kagawong, daughter of the late William and Annie (Prestage) Boyd. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Kagawong and a member of the ACW. Vera had been Postmistress in Kagawong for many years. She enjoyed travaelling and had visited Scotland and Ireland. She moved from Kagawong to the Manitoulin Lodge three years ago. Funeral service was held November 28th in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel with Reverend Linda White officiating. Interment in Kagawong Cedars Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted by the Culgin Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, 2000

In loving memory of Ethel "Ellen" Eleanor Boyd who died peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Thursday, May 12, 2005 in her 90th year. Born in London, England on April 21, 1916. During the war she met her sweetheart and married him before moving to Toronto. She resided in Toronto until after Alan's death, then moved to Little Current to be close to Stephen and Sally. She had a deep love for her many pets and her beautiful flower gardens. The last pet, Bertie predeceased her just prior her move to TLC. There she created her last flower bed, growing spring bulbs, roses and other flowers, which she tended meticulously. Predeceased by her beloved husband Alan Boyd. Loved by her nieces and nephews Jeannie, Molly Munt, Peter Munt, Margaret Ball, Laura Ball and Stephen and Sally Marshall. Remembered by her dear friends and caregivers Sue and Bev Gordon. Memorial service to honour and remember this special lady was on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 11 am at Island Funeral Home. Donations to the SPCA would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 18, 2005

Muriel died at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Friday, March 26, 2010 at the age of 87. Predeceased by first husband Lloyd Lavalley and second husband Norman Boyd. Loved by her sons Allan and wife Judy Boyd of Little Current and Lloyd and wife Cathy Lavalley of Milton. Grandmother of Shawn and Brian Boyd and Anthony and Laura Lavalley. Great-grandmother of Rachel, Jamie and Liam. Sister of Norman and Reggie Allan, Dorothy Chenevard, Nellie Shaw and Isabel Woods, all predeceased. Aunt of many loved nieces and nephews. Muriel was born and grew up in Montreal and worked as a medical secretary in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She and her husband Norman moved to Niagara Falls and then retired in Burlington. In her later years she moved to Little Current to be with son Al and family. She was active with Little Current Red Hat Society, where she made many new friends. Cremation with burial of ashes in at St. Judes Cemetery in Oakville. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 31, 2009

In loving memory of Ruth Lenora Boyd, a resident of Centennial Manor in Little Current on Saturday December 21, 2002. Predeceased by husband Doran Boyd (Oct. 31, 1987) and former husband Jack Stewart (Feb. 12, 1981). Loving mother of Janis & husband Carl Annett. Cherished grandmother of Todd and wife Karen Gauthier of Pembroke, Chris Gauthier of Little Current, Michelle Gauthier of Kingston. Special great grandmother of Aiden, Rachel, Brett and Garret. Will be missed by brothers Bill and Wendell Buie and sister Norma Wayda. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 22, 2002. Funeral service was held on Monday December 23, 2002 at Island Funeral Home. Burial in Mountainview Cemetery in the spring. Donations to Grace Bible Church would be greatly appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 8, 2003

In loving memory of David George Boyer who died tragically on April 2, 2006 at the age of 28 years. Beloved son of Cara Boyer and the late David Boyer Sr. Will be greatly missed by partner Debbie Madahbee. Loved brother of Bonnie. Special uncle of Alissa and Christina. Cherished father of Helena. Will be remembered by grandmother Elsie Milette, aunts Louella Weir of Lemington, Eva and Jean and cousin of Harley Weir. Visitation was from 1 pm, Tuesday April 4, 2006. Funeral Service was at 11 am, Thursday, April 6, 2006, all at Aundeck Omni Kaning Community Centre. Cremation. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 12, 2006

OUIMETTE-BOYER, Grace Passed away at the Sudbury Memorial Hospital, Sunday, August 25, 2002 at the age of 84. Mrs. Grace Ouimette-Boyer of Mississauga First Nation is the dear wife of the late Phil Ouimette. Dear mother of Ronald Boyer Sheila of Montreal, Barbara Wabegijig of B.C., Chief Larry Boyer Leona, Perry-Joe Boyer Wanda and Ronald Ouimette friend Betsy all of Blind River, Lloyd Ouimette Mary of Manitoulin Island, Loretta Young of Timiskaming, Elcide Ouimette of Toronto and the late Byron Boyer and Christine Ouimette. Dear sister of Violet Monette of B.C. and the late Arnold, Leonard, Frank, Elizabeth, Clara and Rita. Friends may call at the Mississauga First Nation Band Hall Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday. Funeral service to be held from the Band Hall Thursday, August 29, at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Edwards Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Menard Funeral Home, Blind River
Sault Star - Tuesday, August 27, 2002

In Loving Memory of Viola Clara Boyle, who died at the Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents William & Rosalie Boyle. Loved sister of Stanley Dale Boyle of Toronto, Grace Strong of California and Lorna Allen of Little Current. Predeceased by Owen Boyle, Bernice McGillivray and Clayton Boyle. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation from 7 - 9 pm Wednesday. Funeral Service is at 2 pm Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Island Funeral Home, Rev. John Vankesteren officiating. She will be buried with her parents in Rest Haven Cemetery, Toronto. Donations requested to Grace Bible Church, MHC Auxiliary or Manitoulin Lodge.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 11, 2007

1941 (handwritten)
Popular Guide Passes at Little Current
Albert Boyter, one of the town’s earlier guides and one who was familiar with the many American yachts that made this port their mecca each summer, died on Sunday morning, after a heart attack last week. He had not been in the best of health for the past five years and in later years had spent the winter months at the home of his sons in Detroit. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Carl, of Toronto; and William and Omer, of Detroit, all of whom arrived last week. The funeral was held from the Baptist Church on Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment taking place at Mountain View Cemetery.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Annie M. Boyter Dies at Little Current
Little Current, Feb. 5-Annie M. Boyter, only sister of Emerson Boyter, of Little Current, died at her home on Meredith St., on Saturday morning, after a brief illness. She was in her 71st year, and was born in Simcoe county, moving to Manitoulin Island in her ‘teens. For the past 15 years she lived with her brother Emerson, who is employed in the local fish hatchery, and until the past few months had been in fair health. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock to Mountain View Cemetery, where interment was made. Many flowers and floral tributes testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Miss Boyter was a member of the United Church, but due to ill health had not taken an active part recently. She is survived by four brothers, Richard, Robert, Thomas and Emerson, all of Little Current.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

[Margaret Boyter]

A Pioneer Passes at Little Current
Mrs. David Boyter, who was born at Little Current, on June 25th, seventy-seven years ago, passed away on August 7th, 1946, in hospital (St. Michael’s) and was laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery on August 10th.
The late Mrs. Boyter was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and following the funeral service which was conducted by the Rev. Canon R. Haines of Holy Trinity Church, a brief service of the Order was held.
Mrs. Boyter was well known and loved by a host of friends having lived all her life in Little Current and will be greatly missed by all. Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. Those left to mourn her passing are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Morland Ritchie, (Violet) of Little Current, and Mrs. Ray Johnston (Janey) of Gordon; also four sisters and three brothers. One son, Robert, predeceased her August 17th, 1939.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

After a short illness the sad news was received of the death of Robert Boyter, at Espanola Hospital on Thursday, August 17th, 1939.
The late Robert Boyter was born and brought up in Little Current, where he was well known as the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Boyter. For several years he had resided and farmed at Walford and was well liked and highly estimated by all and everyone.
The funeral took place from his father's residence and a large attendance of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute to a young man who was called early. Rev. Keith McKenzie conducted the services after which interment took place at Mountain View Cemetery.
The pall-bearers were Messrs. Ed. Drolet, Emerson Boyter, Franklin May, Lawrence Peck, Dr. A. Alston and Mel Boyter.
The late Robert Boyter leaves to mourn their loss his wife and two children, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. David Boyter, Little Current, besides two sisters, Mrs. Ray Johnson, Gore Bay and Mrs. M.W. Ritchie, Little Current.
Floral tributes were received from: Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Ritchie, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. May, Spray, Mr. and Mrs. J.G. May, basket, United Church, basket, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McDonald, basket, Manitou Rebekah Lodge, basket, Mrs. N. Trotter, spray, Mr. J.N. Sisson, spray, Mrs. Reid, bouquet, Mr. Ernest Parry, Sudbury, wreath, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Boyter, spray, Mrs. R. Riddell, spray, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Murray, spray, Mrs. A. Lees, Walford, bouquet.
Of relatives and friends who attended the funeral were Mr. Wm. Lees; Mr. John Lees; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Lees; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lees; Mr. and Mrs. John Bailey; from Walford, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Addison, Silver Water; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Cull, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Priddle, Gore Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fields, Manitowaning; besides several friends from Mindemoya, Sheguiandah and Green Bay.
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
Through The Years, Vol. VIII, No. II, December 1990, page 10

Boyter-At Beaton, B.C., on December 18th, 1935, Thomas Boyter, in his 62nd year. The funeral was held on Dec. 24th, in Cranbrook, B.C., The above is a brother of David Boyter of Little Current, and a brother-in-law of Mrs. Langford and her sisters.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

On December 18th, 1935, Thos Boyter of Beaton, B.C., died in his 62nd year. To mourn his loss, is a daughter, Mrs. W.W. Hughes of Cranbrook, B.C.; a son Thomas, residing in Beaton, B.C.; two sisters, Mrs. John Leask, Cranbrook, B.C.; and a brother, David Boyter of Little Current, Ontario. Funeral services from MacPherson Undertaking Parlors, Cranbrook B.C., on December 24th. Rev. E. E. King of Cranbrook Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Cranbrook cemetery.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

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