Search billions of records on



Back to Home Page

Go to Obituary Index

If you have an Obituary to place on this site, please send it by email or by regular mail. To send E-mail, click here: Manitoulin Obituaries
or Snail Mail to:
Norma Hughson, P.O. Box 355, Little Current, ON, P0P 1K0. As soon as received, they will appear here with proper credit to sender. The only criteria will be that the deceased MUST have a Manitoulin connection.


Click here to search surnames beginning with


Ce - Cn

July 4, 1934 - May 25, 2009
In loving memory of Charlie Crack, a resident of Barrie Island, who died at the Mindemoya Hospital, on Monday, May 25, 2009 at the age of 74 years. Charlie was born in Sault Ste. Marie, son of the late Cyril and Amy (Dear) Crack. Charlie always kept busy and had a knack with mechanical equipment, working with cars, trucks and tractors. While in Sault Ste. Marie he worked at a steel plant. Upon arriving on the Island he drove school bus for McQuarries for 20 years and also worked for Lauchie McDougall Construction. When he wasn't busy playing with machines, Charlie loved to play on a variety of musical instruments. Charlie was known to many as "Papa Charlie", and will be greatly missed in the community. Predeceased by his loving wife Margaret (Ruttle) in 1973. Loved and loving father of Kenneth (Cathy) of Sault Ste. Marie, Laurie (Morgan) of Barrie Island, Carol (Dave) of Windsor, Kathy (Harold) of Cochrane, Karen (Jay) of Windsor, Kelly of Gore Bay, Kerry (Marie-France) of Mississauga, and Kevin of London. Proud grandfather of Melissa (Daryl), Brandon, Anthony, Danny, Zachary, Leanna, Amy, Naomi, Harley, Chelsea, Brian and great-grandchildren Clarrisa, Adan and Connor. Also survived by Christine. Dear brother of Leota (Jack) Wood of Sault Ste. Marie, William (Nina) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ronald of Sault Ste. Marie, Larry (Barbara predeceased) of Sault Ste. Marie, and Mervyn (Betty) of Little Current. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, May 30 at 2 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Hwy 540 and Emery Rd. Refreshments followed at Gordon Community Hall, Gordon Township. Cremation to take place. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 3, 2009


Death of Mrs. Craig
Died in Gore Bay on Jan. 4th, Mrs. Craig, mother of Mr. John Craig.
The deceased was born in Tipperary, Ireland and came to Ontario when a girl, residing in Hamilton, until a few years ago, when she came to Gore Bay and resided with her son here.
The remains were conveyed to Hamilton on Friday for interment.
She leaves to mourn her loss, three sons, Albert of Hamilton, Robert in California and J.H. of Gore Bay.
Mrs. Craig has been an invalid for some years past and confined to her bed. She bore her suffering patiently until death came to relieve her of bodily pain.
Deceased was in her 77th year.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 11, 1923
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In loving memory Robert Earl Cranney, October 1, 1944-July 5, 2000.
Robert Cranney, a resident of Sucker Creek, died at his residence on Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at the age of 55 years. He was born in Toronto, adopted son of the late Percy and Violet Reid.
Robert had worked for Ontario Hydro, and moved to Little Current in 1988, and in October of 1999, moved to Sucker Creek, where he was most recently employed by Wabuno Fish Farm. He had many interests, among them hockey, boxing, golf, (and was a true sports activist) and hobby farming.
Robert will be sadly missed by his family and friends, but many memories will be cherished.
Dearly loved husband of Joan (McGraw) Cranney of Sucker Creek. Dearly loved father of Debbie Lee and her fiancé Jeffrey Francis of Sheguiandah, Sean Paul of Little Current and predeceased by daughter Christine Louise. Loving grandfather of Santana, Justin, Tyson and Dylan. Loving son-in-law of the late Veronica McGraw of Sucker Creek. Dear brother of Eleanor Monk of Owen Sound and Frances of Clarksburg. Predeceased by sister Loreen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 2, 2000

Alma (Lanktree), in her 79th year. Died at Spring Bay on Monday, July 15, 1985. Beloved wife of the late Chester Hilton Cranston, dear mother of Pauline (Mrs Bill VanEvery), Wilemine (Mrs. Robert Fishwick), John, Robert, Margaret (Mrs. Robert Mason), Michael, Fred, Nan (Mrs. Wendell Buie) and Tom. Dear sister of the late Fred, Ann (Mrs. Ivan Ste Stephens), Agnes Gammie, the late Henry, the late Henry, [sic] the late Raymond, Martin, the late Mathew, Mae (Mrs. Rex Alexander), Alena (Mrs. Arden Wilson) and Joseph. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Friends were received at the Turner Funeral Home, Gore Bay Tuesday. Funeral service was held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2:00 pm.
Interment Grimsthorpe cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, date unknown
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Providence Bay
Archibald Cranston, an old and respected resident of the township of Carnarvon, aged 74 years, died on Sunday last and was buried to-day in the Providence Bay cemetery Rev. T. E. Meldrum, Baptist, conducted the burial service.
The Manitoulin Reformer, Gore Bay, Ontario, Thursday, October 22, 1903
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Mrs. Christina Cranston
The community was thrown into a state of deep sadness on the morning of January 3rd when it became known that Mrs. Christina Cranston, wife of the late John Cranston of Carnarvon who preceded her six years ago, had passed away during the night.
About a month previous to her death she took what was supposed to be a cold and complained of a severe pain in her head, the Dr. was called and found no serious trouble other than the pain in her head and some bronchal (sic) trouble but she gradually grew worse and when the Dr. came again he pronounced it a case of Typhoid Pneumonia from which she never recovered. She suffered patiently until the above date when she passed away.
Mrs. Cranston was born in Campbell township and was in her thirty-fifth year. She leaves to mourn her loss five children, Reta, Nelda, Raymond, Ina and Maxie, ranging in age from fifteen to four years. Also a mother, Mrs. N. B. McColeman and one sister, Mrs. Duncan Reed of Delia, Alta., six brothers and one sister in Campbell, Archie, Allen, Neil, John, Philip, William and Sadie and Norman of Desbora’s.
The late Mrs. Cranston was converted when a girl and was a member of the Presbyterian Church and lived a Godly life and tried to bring up her family to follow in her steps. She was loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, to say that she will be missed in the community only partially conveys the feeling of the people.
A very impressive service was conducted by Mr. Dunbar and Mr. Brubaker in Carnarvon Union Church, where the deceased was a regular attendee. The esteem in which the late Mrs. Cranston was held was shown by the large gathering for though the day was stormy the church was crowded. The remains were laid to rest beside her husband in Grimesthorpe cemetery, there to await the resurrection of the just.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 12, 1922
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In loving memory of Edith Elizabeth (Reed) Cranston, 93 years, Monday morning, May 21, 2001 at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor, Little Current.
Beloved wife of the late Wellington Cranston (predeceased 1989). Loving mother of Ken (wife Jan) of Hanmer and the late Wayne and Blaine both predeceased. Cherished grandmother of Cindy (husband Kristian), Tim, Mike and great grandson Evan. Dear daughter of Thomas John and Melissa (Kennedy) Reed both predeceased. Dear sister of the late Clinton, Willard, George (wife Victoria) and John all predeceased. Dear sister-in-law of Margaret of Little Current. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews.
Memorial service was held on Saturday, June 2, 2001 at the Providence Bay United Church, Manitoulin Island. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium.
Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 30, 2001

Funeral Service Held For George Cranston
A well known Mills Township farmer, George Kennedy Cranston, died suddenly of a heart seizure on June 14. He was in his 62 year.
Although in failing health, he had worked up until the moment of his death. He sold his farm and an auction sale was in progress at the time, part of his plans for retiring.
It was said the excitement of the day had proven too much for him. Mr. Cranston was born at Spring Bay and began farming there in 1916 continuing until 1937. In 1930 he and his wife started a tourist resort on Kagawong Lake, which was sold in 1944 to Fred Coldwell. He then moved to Mills Township where he farmed until his death.
Mr. Cranston was married in 1917 to Miss Mina Etta Marshall who survives him along with two children, Mrs. Emerson Lewis (Edna) of Spring Bay and Arnold of Sudbury.
Three brothers, John, Archie and Andrew predeceased him.
Funeral services were conducted from his residence in Mills June 17 with Rev. Pugh of United Missionary Church officiating, assisted by Rev. A. Kennard of Silverwater United Church and Mr. Catto of Spring Bay Baptist Church.
Hymns were "Safe in The Arms of Jesus" and "Abide With Me" By special request Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Herb Galbraith sang the comforting hymn "Look Up With Tearless Eye".
A large number of floral tributes revealed the high esteem in which Mr. Cranston was held. being of a kind and jovial nature he won many friends especially among the children and older people.
Honorary pallbearers were Harvey Haner Sr., David Kirk, Norman Lewis, Herman Pearson, Russell Ritching and Adam Casson.
Active pallbearers were Clifford Galbraith, Matthew Sloss, James Wiseman, Llewellyn Honess, John Orford and Bert Best. Burial was in Grimesthorpe Cemetery.
The Manitoulin Expositor, Little Current, June 30, 1955
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Grant Randolph Cranston of Lockerby, Ontario, passed away suddenly at the Copper Cliff Hospital, on Monday, August 6th, 1956, as a result of an accident at the smelter in Copper Cliff. He was in his 40th year. Mr. Cranston was born in Mindemoya, on April, 2nd 1917 the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Cranston. His father predeceased him in 1926. He received his education in Mindemoya and lived on the Manitoulin Island until 1937 when he went to Sudbury. During his early life on Manitoulin he was very active in baseball. After going to Sudbury he was employed by International Nickel until the time of his death. On July, 26, 1939 he married Marion Steele of Meldrum Bay. Mr. Cranston was an ardent fisherman, hunter, and gardener. Besides his wife and one daughter Shirley Anne 12 years of age, he leaves to mourn his mother and step-father. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Haner of Mindemoya; two sisters, Mrs. Gordon Clark, (Wilda), Spring Bay and Mrs. Roy Cooper, (Lois) Mindemoya, and two step-brothers, Harvey and Frank Haner of Spring Bay. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August, 8th, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home on Larch Street in Sudbury, the service was conducted by Rev. Masacar of Creighton Mine. Thence the body was brought by funeral coach for burial in Mindemoya Cemetery Thursday, August 9th, where a short service was conducted by Rev. Pugh of Spring Bay and assisted by Rev. Kennard of Silver Water. Pallbearers were: Mike Smith, Duff Brown, Howard Elliot, Stan Farquhar, Jack McDonald and Walter Mcdonald.
August 1956
Obituary - date unknown
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

J. Wayne Cranston, Port Elgin, Ontario, May 29, 1944-May 5, 2001. Formerly of Sheguiandah, Ontario. Beloved son of Ray (deceased) and Norine Cranston of Markham, Ontario.
Beloved brother of Jean and husband Blaine Boswell of Pittsburgh, and Beverly and husband David Hill of Stouffville, brother-in-law of Marilyn and husband Mike Palmer of Tiverton, Karen and husband Todd Kennedy of McGregor. Dear uncle to Scott and Sheryl, Leslie and Karen, Warren, Daisy and Brittany. Predeceased by brother Merlyn, mother-in-law Edna Duck and his faithful friend Tasha.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, conducted by Reverend Margaret Greenhow. Place of burial: Sanctuary Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Darren Palmer, Dieter Szlapa, Dave Hill, Gary Green, Dave Marshall and Blaine Boswell. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Ottewell, Geo. Zimmerman, Mike Palmer and Dietrich Buchwald.
Memorial contributions can be made to London Regional Cancer Centre for Melanoma Research.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to W. Kent Milroy Funeral Home, Port Elgin Chapel.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 16, 2001


Suddenly at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, on Saturday, May 5th, 2001, in his 57th year. Wayne Cranston of Port Elgin. Twenty-nine year employee of Ontario Hydro. Dear friend and husband of Sharon Jeffrey of Port Elgin. He is also survived by his mother Norine Cranston of Markham; sisters, Jean and her husband Blaine Boswell of Pittsburgh, and Beverly and her husband David Hill of Stouffville. He will be missed by Sharon's family, Marilyn and her husband Mike Palmer of Tiverton, and Karen and her husband Todd Kennedy of McGregor; his nieces and nephews, Scott and Sheryl, Leslie and Karen, Warren, Daisy and Brittany. He was predeceased by his father, Ray Cranston; brother, Merlyn and mother-in-law Edna Duck and by his faithful friend Tasha. Funeral arrangements were conducted by the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel with the Reverend Margaret Greenhow officiating. Interment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the London Regional Cancer Centre for Melanoma Research would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at "".
Manitoulin Expositor, June 6, 2001

July 29, 1934 - November 10, 2010
In loving memory of John Cranston, a resident of Providence Bay, who died suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at the age of 76 years. He was born at Providence Bay, son of the late Hilton and Alma (Lanktree) Cranston. He had worked as a contractor all his life. John was an active member of the community, serving on the Community Centre Board as well as many projects in Providence Bay area. He loved working on machinery and tractors, and had an ability to be able to fix anything, even when it seemed an impossibility to repair or get running. John was a very smart and innovative person, using his knowledge of physics to solve any problem. He had a great collection of equipment, including a fire truck, that he was very proud of. When asked why he would buy a fire truck, in his dry humour, his response was "I didn't have one." Although John was a quiet man, his character spoke volumes. He loved his family and his grandchildren were of the utmost importance to him. He was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him, but many memories will be cherished. Dearly loved husband of Shirley (Colwell) Cranston. Loving and loved father of John Jr. and his wife Karen of Providence Bay, Wendy and husband Bruce Wiggins of Mindemoya, Cathy and husband Kelvin Chant and Kerry and husband Stephen Barclay all of Toronto and Joe and his wife Nancy of Mindemoya. Proud grandfather of 11. John was very excited and looking forward to the arrival of their first great-grandchild early next year. Dear brother of Pauline VanEvery and husband Bill, Wilamine Fishwick and husband Bob, Robert and his wife Doris, Michael and his wife Shirley, Tom and his wife Charlotte and Nan Buie and husband Wendell. Also survived by brother-in-law Bobby Mason. Predeceased by brother Fred and sister Margaret Mason. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Providence Bay United Church after 7 pm on Friday. The funeral service was conducted at the church on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11 am with Rev. Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating. Interment in Providence Bay Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at Culgin Funeral Home, 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 17, 2010


Mrs. Robert Cranston
On the 22nd of April, Mrs. Robert Cranston of Campbell Township passed away at her home after a lingering illness.
Early in the winter she was attacked with a nervous affliction and heart troubles and was too ill most of the time to see anyone outside of her immediate family.
The late Mrs. Cranston was born in the Township of Onieda in Haldimand County, Ontario on June 19th, 1855. She was married in October of 1879, and came as a bride to the Manitoulin Island, residing her until the time of her death.
Early in life she became connected with the Gore Presbyterian Church in Onieda, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Campbell Township from its very beginning. In the Sunday school of this church she was an earnest and valued worker for over twenty years.
On the community in which she lived Mrs. Cranston has left the mighty influence of a truly Godly life. Her character showed forth in a quiet, and yet remarkable way the fruit of the Spirit.
Her deep interest in the welfare of all in her neighborhood; her devoted work in her Church and Sunday School especially among the boys and girls, and her faithful and loving application in the duties of a wife and mother in her home can only e summed up and expressed as cheerful fidelity.
The funeral service was conducted at the house by Rev. W.S. Ware, and the large number of friends who gathered to express their sympathy with the bereaved was an eloquent testimony to the high esteem in which she was held.
A husband, nine sons, six of whom were pallbearers, three daughters and twenty grandchildren are left to mourn their loss.
Interment took place in Grimesthorpe cemetery.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 1, 1924
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In loving memory of Dr. Mary Lou Cranston who passed away July 28, 2004 in Devon, Alberta. Born in Toronto, in 1945, beloved daughter of Charles (late) and Clara Cranston of Mindemoya. Lovingly remembered and survived by sisters Ann Marie (husband Bent Henriksen) of Denmark, Marie Celeste of Mindemoya, and brother Bill (wife Ann) of Mindemoya. She will be sadly missed by special friend Sharon Downs, of Devon. Mary Lou received her doctorate in moral theology in Rome, Italy. She dedicated her life to teaching in various institutions across Canada, more particularly ethical and moral issues in recent years until her death. After a brief battle with cancer, Mary Lou passed away peacefully at home. Cremation has taken place, with burial of ashes in the hills she loved in Devon. A memorial service was to be held Tuesday, August 10, 2004 in Mindemoya.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 11, 2004

- Mrs. Mina Cranston of Spring Bay passed away at Sudbury Memorial Hospital, Oct. 22 1977.
She was born in Billings Township, October 28, 1897.The daughter of the late Caroline Bowser and William Marshall. Beloved wife of the late George Cranston, who predeceased her in June 1955.
She is survived by her daughter Edna (Mrs. Emerson Lewis) of Mindemoya and her son Arnold of Sudbury, one granddaughter Carolyn Cranston, two sisters, Dora (Mrs. Earl Lewis), Spring Bay and Lenna (Mrs. Basil McColeman) of Sudbury and Roy Marshall of Massey. She was predeceased by sisters, Lilly (Mrs. Frank Paisley), Fannie (Mrs. Wm. Hubbard) Clara (Mrs. Jas. Anderson ) and by brothers, Norman and William Marshall, Agnes and Alfred in infancy. She was very active in the community always willing to help with the women's church work and will be remembered for her needlework and beautiful flower garden.
The funeral service was at the Turner Funeral Home in Gore Bay on October 25 with Rev. D. M. A. MacQueen and Pastor J. E. Montgomery officiating with interment in Grimesthorpe Cemetery. Pallbearers were Freeman Marshall, Fred Marshall, Harold Paisley, Eldon Lewis, Wendall Buie and Douglas Patterson. There's an open gate
At the end of the road
Through which each must go alone.
And there in a light we cannot see
Our Father claims His own;
Beyond the gate our love one
Finds happiness and rest
And there is comfort
In the thought
That a loving God knows best.
The Manitoulin Expositor (date unknown)
Manitoulin Expositor, December 14, 1977
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

- In loving memory of Mina Etta Cranston beloved wife of the late George K. Cranston. She died at the Sudbury Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 22, 1977.
Friends received at the Turner Funeral Home, Gore Bay, Monday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services at the Funeral Home.
Interment Grimesthorpe Cemetery, Spring Bay.
Rev. D.M.A. MacQueen and Pastor J. E. Montgomery officiating.
The Manitoulin Expositor (date unknown)
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Cranston, Nelda Irene (Monkhouse) – A resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 1993 in her 87th year. She was born at Providence Bay, daughter of the late Captain William J. and Sarah (Martin) Monkhouse, and had been a resident of the Lodge for the past 4 years. Nelda had been trained as a Registered Nurse in Detroit and graduated as R. N. in 1932; she worked there until she married and returned to the Island, where she worked as an R. N. at Mindemoya Hospital. She was a member of the Spring Bay Women’s Institutesince 1937; life member since 1962. Her husband, Fred Cranston, predeceased in 1966. Dear sister of Myrtle Clark of Little Current and loving aunt of a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Ruby Ainsle, Elizabeth Shaffer and brothers William, Clifford and Austin Monkhouse. The funeral service was conducted at the Providence Bay United Church on Monday with Reverend Mary Jo Eckert-Tracy officiating. Interment in Providence Bay Cemetery.
Uncited obituary
Transcribed by Sheila Windsor

In loving memory of Norine Cranston, who peacefully passed away in her 98th year on Tuesday morning, January 29, 2008, at Parkview Home in Stouffville. Beloved mother of daughters Beverly Hill and Jean Boswell (Blaine) and her predeceased husband Ray and sons, Merlyn and Wayne. Cherished grandmother of Scott (Suzette), Sheryl (Rob), Leslie (Jason) and Karen (Chris) and great-grandchildren Sarah, Melissa, Jonathan, David, Jamie, Emma and Caitlin. Norine was devoted to her family, generous in her time and care, and unconditional in her love. She aged gracefully with strength of body, depth of character, and simple yet profound wisdom. Heartfelt thanks to Beverly for her dedicated care, the volunteers from Evergreen Hospice, all the staff and residents in Maple Grove at Parkview, and visitors from Christ Church. Friends paid their respects at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St., Markham on Sunday, February 3, from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm. The funeral service was held at Christ Church Anglican, 254 Sunset Blvd., Stouffville on Monday, February 4, at 11 am. Donations may be made to the Evergreen Hospice of Markham.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 6, 2008

Cranston, Norine - Peacefully passed away in her 98th year on Tuesday morning, January 29, 2008, at Parkview Home in Stouffville. Beloved mother of daughters Beverly Hill and Jean Boswell (Blaine) and her predeceased husband Ray and sons, Merlyn and Wayne. Cherished grandmother of Scott (Suzette), Sheryl (Rob), Lesile (Jason), and Karen (Chris) and great-grandchildren Sarah, Melissa, Johnathan, David, Jamie, Emma and Caitlin. Norine was devoted to her family, generous in her time and care and unconditional in her love. She aged gracefully with strength of body, depth of character and simple yet profound wisdom. Heartfelt thanks to Beverly for her dedicated care, the volunteers from Evergreen Hospice, all the staff and residents in Maple Grove of Parkview and visitors from Christ Church. Friends may pay their respects at Dixon-garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. Markham on Sunday February 3, 2008 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held at Christ Church Anglican, 254 Sunset Blvd. Stouffville on Monday February 4 at 11 am. Donations may be made to Evergreen Hospice of Markham.
(submitted by Karen Burnett)

Crassweller-At Pleasant Valley on Wednesday, January 31st, 1923 Mary Harvey, beloved wife of the late E.H. Crassweller, in her 68th year. Interment took place on Friday at Gordon cemetery. Service being conducted at The Church of Christ, Ice Lake, at 1 o’clock p.m.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 8, 1923
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

CRAWFORD, Bernice Irene (nee Holmes)
The family sadly wishes to announce the passing of Bernice Irene Crawford on September 3, 2008 in the Kirkland and District Hospital. Predeceased by her parents Algernon and Leatha Holmes, infant brother Ronald Holmes, brother Donald Holmes, sister Inez Potter, one step-son Mervyn Hack, brothers-in-law Robert D. Crawford, George Potter, Alan and Gordon Parcher, as well as one infant son (1955) and her beloved husband Harry William Crawford (1968). She is survived by her son Blaine (Kathie) Crawford of Kirkland Lake, step-son Harry Crawford III of Toronto, grandchildren Scott and Shauna Crawford, sisters-in-law Evelyn Holmes of Kirkland Lake and Bernadette Crawford of Sarnia. Nieces and nephews: Greg (Lee- Ann) Holmes of Kirkland Lake, Ronald (Erin) Holmes of Timmins, Judy (Marc) Vachon of Manitoulin Island, Dawn Potter and Edwin (Linda) Potter of Mississauga, Peter (Paulette) Crawford of Tarzwell, Lise-Anne, Catherine, and Robert Crawford of Toronto, Jimmy, Donald (Lorraine), Steve (Brenda) Parcher, all of Kirkland Lake. She is also survived by her “special adopted” grandson Herman Kant of Kirkland Lake, her life-long friends Joyce Angus of Falconbridge and Marg (Norm) Mudrick of Haileybury, as well as many step-grandchildren. Mrs. Crawford was born in 1927 and raised here in Kirkland Lake. She took pride in being a member of the “Third Street Gang.” Her father was one of the first pump house operators and was instrumental in the building of the first town pool. Bernice, her siblings and friends helped dig the original pools with their bare hands. Mrs. Crawford was the owner of Crawford's' Confectionary on Queen St. from 1968 until illness forced its closing in 1995, as such she was a fixture in the Queen St. area for 40 years. Until her passing she would often talk about how she missed her customers. Alternately, her customers would often remark about how they missed her candy counter. At Mrs. Crawford’s request cremation has already taken place and there will be no funeral service. There will, however, be a memorial service in the Salvation Army Church on Sylvanite Ave. in Kirkland Lake Friday September 12, 2008 at 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army Food Bank would be greatly appreciated.
Kirkland Lake Northern News, September 8, 2008

April 9, 1942 - October 22, 2009
In loving memory of Elwood Crawford, a resident of R.R. 3, Spring Bay, who died at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the age of 67 years. Son of the late Earl Ross Crawford and Amelia McGathy. Born and raised in Long Bay, he devoted his time to farming and loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed gardening and carpentry. Elwood also liked talking of old times, and also enjoyed deer season when the hunting gang would visit from Sault Ste. Marie to share company, stories and play cards. When they had the chance they would travel to Sault Ste. Marie to visit family and friends. Elwood is survived by his beloved wife Sharon, son Les (Myette) and step-grandsons. Also survived by special Aunt Lillian Crawford (Wallace predeceased). Brother of the late Ervan Crawford and Elva and husband Frank Tuckett of Sault Ste. Marie and Velma and husband Don Desautel also of Sault Ste. Marie. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Special longtime friends of the Roach family. At Elwood's request cremation will take place. A graveside service will be conducted at Burpee Mills Cemetery on Thursday, November 29, 2009 at 11 am. If so desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetic Association would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home, 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 28 2009

July 1, 1939 - April 20, 2010
In loving memory of Jacqueline Crawford, a resident of M'Chigeeng First Nation, who passed away at the Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the age of 70 years. She was born in M'Chigeeng, daughter of the late Ernest and Bernice (Corbiere) Debassige. Dear wife of Art Crawford. Loving mother of Terry Durno (friend Sarah). Beloved grandmother of Sebastian Gamble. Dear sister of Lloyd Debassige (predeceased) (Lillian), Nancy Debassige, Winnifred Still (predeceased), Yvonne Alberts (John), Nelson Debassige (Joyce), Annabelle Debassige (predeceased), Alice Meadus (Ron), Clifford Debassige (Kate), Linda Van Horne (Perry), Monica Debassige, Albert (Abby) Debassige (Janet), Rochelle Debassige (Kevin), Gloria Popat (Hanif). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jackie had worked as a homemaker for 10 years for M'Chigeeng First Nation. She loved the outdoors, fishing, ice fishing, gardening and camping. Other enjoyable interests were knitting, watching Y & R and bingo. Jackie enjoyed family gatherings and loved cooking. Many fond memories will be cherished by all who knew her. Relatives and friends called at Saswaanhs (44 Tikmeg Road), M'Chigeeng after 4 pm on Thursday, April 22, 2010. The funeral Mass was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 10 am with Fr. Jim Kelly as celebrant. Interment in M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home, 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 28, 2010

In loving memory of Lillian May (Foster) Crawford, 87 Years, who passed away Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital. Beloved wife of Wallace Crawford predeceased. Loving mother of Patricia (Danny O'Gorman) and Edward. Cherished grandmother of Colleen (Edward), Larry, Edward Jr., Wayne, Lance and great granddaughters Paige and Jenna. Born in Toronto, she was a resident of Manitoulin Island and had lived with her daughter in Sudbury for the past few years. Private family funeral visitation was at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Val Caron/Blezard Valley Chapel, Main St. Val Caron on Saturday, March 19th, 2011. Interment in the Gordon Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, will be held in the spring. Donations to Heart and Stroke Fund would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 23, 2011

One by one the pioneers of Manitoulin pass on to be perhaps pioneers in another and unsurveyed country. There died at his home in Carnarvon, Lot 28, Con. 1, on Nov. 18th, William Crawford, aged about 89 years, who came to the Island from Collingwood district in 1874. He was born in Mulvert Township, near Notawasaga, which again is near Collingwood. He first settled on the 2nd line of Sandfield township until; 26 years ago when he moved to his present home. He was twice married. The first time to Margaret Bond in 1878, who only lived a year or so after their marriage. Again a few years later to Josephine Sinclaire by whom there were five children, Mabel (deceased), Mrs. H. Shepard, Mrs. Van Horn, of Meldrum Bay and two boys at home John and Herbert. There is one sister of Mr. Wm. Crawford living I Angus. Mr. Crawford was of a modest and retiring nature, but was noted for his amiable and kindly nature and conversation. Mrs. Crawford predeceased him by one year and eighteen days. The funeral on Sunday afternoon, Nov 20th, was from the house to Mindemoya cemetery.
Uncited obituary
Transcribed by Sheila Windsor

J. F. Creighton Dead
On Wednesday morning, October 21, about 6 o’clock, James Farish Creighton died at the county gaol, where he was occupying the condemned cell 44 days before time fixed by law, for the murder of his wife and two stepdaughters. Since the time of his sentence on the 1st of October, Creighton had apparently lost all interest in matters about him and has been closely guarded. His health until a few days previous to his death, was fairly good, but sickness set in and he vomited a good deal. On Tuesday these attacks increased in violence and he was unable to get out of bed. His condition got worse until death ensued on Wednesday morning as above stated. The inquest opened on Wednesday afternoon in the Judge’s Chambers at the court house before coroner Allan Cameron after the body was laid out in the condemned cell. The body was swollen and discoloured.- O.S. Advertiser
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 29, 1908
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In Loving Memory of Allan Daniel Cress who died surrounded with the love of his family on Sunday March 11, 2007 at Sudbury General Hospital at the age of 52 years. Beloved husband of Anita (nee Hancock) of Mindemoya. Cherished father of Philippe, at home. Will be missed by brothers Larry & Roberta Cress of Tehkummah, Jack Cress & Julie McCormick of Mindemoya, sisters Beryl & Shane Laidley of Little Current, Patsy & Merv Gilchrist of Mindemoya, and sister-in-law Brenda & Fred Lorenz of Caledon East, David (predeceased) & Deirdre Hancock of Calgary. Predeceased by parents Elsie (nee Pearson) & Hawley Cress and parents-in-law Josephine & Wilfred Hancock. Uncle of many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Dan enjoyed woodworking and could make almost anything required for his on-going projects. He built his family home and several others. He loved working on genealogy and flew to Trimbach, France where the "Cress" family originated. He loved Country music and also loved to cook and bake. He was the former owner of the Island Hub and Pine Cupboard Restaurants. Prior to Dan returning to the Island from Oakville and Mississauga he was a Stationary Engineer for Pittsburgh Paints and also worked as an assembly person at the Ford Motor Co. Dan enjoyed people and made many friends and aquaintances over the years. Family was most important to Dan, and he loved them dearly. He will be sadly missed. Memorial Service will be 7:00 pm Thursday, March 15, 2007 at Mindemoya Missionary Church, Rev. Ray Kloestra officiating. In Dan's memory a Trust Fund has been set up for his son Philippe's Future Education, or you may donate to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Sudbury Star, Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Manitoulin Expositor, March 14, 2007

In loving memory of Elsie Madelaine Beryl Cress, January 14, 1925-February 7, 2000.
Elsie Cress, a resident of [address removed], Mindemoya, died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Monday, February 7, 2000 at the age of 75 years. She was born at Tehkummah, daughter of the late Percy Melvin and Edna Mary (Quackenbush) Pearson. Elsie was active in the Spring Bay Pentecostal Church and the Mindemoya Missionary Church. She enjoyed tending to her flowers in her garden, cooking, knitting and quilting. Dearly loved wife of Hawley Cress; loving mother and mother-in-law of Larry and Roberta Cress of Tehkummah; Danny and Anita Cress and Jack Cress, friend Carolyne, all of Mindemoya; Beryl and Shane Laidley of Little Current and Patsy Cress and friend Merv of Mindemoya. Proud and loved grandmother of Brent and Pam Cress, Jeff (friend Heather), Trevor (friend Lynn), Luke (friend Tanya), Paige, Phillipe Cress and Gordie and Michael Laidley, and one great grandson Zachory. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was conducted at the church on Wednesday, February 9, 2000 with Pastors Ray Kloetstra and Frank Haner officiating. Spring interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Manitowaning Chapel Funeral Home, Manitowaning.
Manitoulin Expositor February 16, 2000

In loving memory of Elva Irene Cress, a resident of Milton, who died at the Halton Health Care Services Hospital in Milton on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at the age of 87 years. She was born in Assiginack Township, daughter of the late David and Elizabeth (Martin) Sim. She was a member of the Providence Bay United Church. Elva had many interests including knitting and crocheting, playing cards and bingo. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and shopping. Elva will be missed, but many memories will be cherished by all who knew her. Elva is predeceased by her husband Paul Cress. Loving mother of Joan Campbell (husband Keith), David Cress, Norman Cress and Lola Churchill (friend Gerry Duguay) all of Milton. Fondly remembered by grandchildren Michael, Kim, Darrell, Michelle, Amanda, Kelly and Jennifer and 8 great grandchildren. Sadly missed by caregiver Shella Ezeard. Predeceased by sisters and brothers Bruce, Percy, Earl, Norman, David, Eef, Sid, Clarence, Lola Thomas, Viola Spence, Lizzy and Lillian. Visitation was held at the Providence Bay United Church on Sunday, August 22. The funeral service was conducted at the Providence Bay United Church on Monday, August 23, 2004 with Mr. Erwin Thompson officiating. Interment followed at the Providence Bay Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Mindemoya Hospital.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 1, 2004

In loving memory of Hawley Cress who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Friday, August 1, 2003 at the age of 82 years.
Predeceased by dear wife Elsie (nee Pearson). Loving father of Larry & wife Roberta of Tehkummah, Jack and friend Julie of Mindemoya, Danny and wife Anita of Mindemoya, Beryl and husband Shane Laidley of Little Current, Patsy and husband Mervin Gilchrist of Mindemoya. Cherished grandfather of Brent and wife Pam, Jeff and wife Heather, Trevor and wife Lynn, Luke, Philippe, Michael, Melonie and friend James, Meghan, Matthew. Great grandfather of Zack, Jade, Paige, Haley, Jordan, Damion and Desaree. Remembered by brother Norman and wife Carrie and sisters-in-law Elva, Ann, Nelda and Jessie. Predeceased by brothers Harvey, Paul, William, Goldie, Cecil, Roy and sisters Nelda and Crystal. Graveside funeral service was held on Monday, August 4, 2003 in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 6, 2003

CRESS, Mary Agnes (nee Corbiere) September 15, 1941 - November 27, 2008 - At the Sault Area Hospital (General Site) on Thursday, November 27, 2008. Beloved daughter of the late John P. Corbiere and the late Rose Corbiere (Wabange). Beloved friend and partner of Russel Robinson. Mother of Albert Cress, Jeffery Cress (Tammy) and Raymond Cress (Patti). Grandmother of Joseph, Taylor and Candice. Dear sister of Alex (Ruby), James (Lila), Elizabeth (late John Brydges), Lucy (late Earl Eastman), Sarah (Mike Neveau) and Margaret (Rheal Plouffe). Predeceased by her brothers Edward, Nelson and Maxie Corbiere and her sister Cecile Eklund. Survived by many nieces, nephews and special family members and friends from M'chigeeng, Manitoulin Island. Friends may call at the ARTHUR FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 1 pm until time of the funeral service in the chapel at 3 pm. Rev. Bill Stadnyk officiating. Spring interment on Manitoulin Island. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Sault Area Hospital would be appreciated.
Sault Star, November 29, 2008

In loving memory of Robert "Big Bob" James Cresswell, age 73 years, who passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 12, 2005 with his loving wife Katherine and many family members by his side. Bob's life was a gift to all who knew him. Blessed with a sunny disposition, teasing ways and a caring heart, he brought laughter and joy to all he encountered on his life's journey. He was born in Coniston, the son of Fred and May (Dubury) Cresswell, predeceased and made that community his home his entire life. He began working at INCO at an early age as a student and laborer ending as the General Foreman of the Coniston plant and retiring from Copper Cliff in 1982 as a safety foreman with 38 years of service. He was active in his younger years in the community as a volunteer fireman, a Scout leader and willing helper at All Saints Anglican Church and later as a Legion member and member of the Coniston Senior's Club. Loving husband of Katherine Rita McKerral Boyd and dear father for the past 17 wonderful years of Sandra Boyd of Coniston, Linda Boyd of Sudbury, Jim (wife Nancy) of St. Albert, Alberta, Ron "Bubba" Boyd of Toronto (predeceased in 1997), Randy (wife Kathleen) of Marietta, Georgia and Karen of Saskatoon, Sask. Beloved grandfather of Keith, Kyle, Michelle, Greg, Brendan, Taylor and Connor. Predeceased by brothers Wallace (wife Helen), Jack (wife Connie) and Ken (wife Nancy), he will be sadly missed by sisters Doris (husband Ross Cruickshank) of Falconbridge, Betty (husband Chuck Greenough) of Copper Cliff and Diane (husband Reg Leclair predeceased) of Coniston and his brothers Don (wife Collette) of Kukigami Lake, and Les (wife Wanda) of Sudbury. He will be remembered with love always by many nieces and nephews whom he loved unconditionally and with whom he shared many special moments - teasing, storytelling and just "listening." They all knew that Uncle Bob was there for them always. Bob also leaves behind sister-in-laws Aileen Olivier of Coniston, Mary Olivier of Ottawa, Francoise McKerral of Montreal, Jean McKerral of Calgary and Alma and Bill McGauley of Castelgar, B.C. Bob was a well-liked, well-respected all-round great guy who enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, square dancing and travelling and spending time with his life-long companions (past and present) at the Birch Ridge Hunt Club in Spring Bay on beautiful Manitoulin Island. He was a great friend to all - especially his good buddy "Kresge" Cresswell (predeceased). Bob and Katherine were married later in their lives but Bob proved to be a "natural" family man. He showered Katherine with love and affection, showing her in a million different ways how she had enhanced his life and he was a wise and loving father and grandfather to his ready-made family. He will be greatly missed and always remembered for his courage, his dignity and his patience during this last year which was filled with so many challenges. Special thanks to Dr. Sauve and staff of ICU for their compassion and understanding as well as Dr. Hendel, Dr. Theriault, and Dr. Chow and the many great nurses and support staff for their dedicated and caring ways. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St. Funeral Mass in St. Paul the Apostle Church, Consiton, Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 11 am. Cremation in the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations to the Diabetic Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Friends may call 2 - 5 and 7 - 9 pm Wednesday.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 15, 2005

The Sudden Death of A.E.H. Creswicke, K.C.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 10, 1915
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Miss Matilda Creswicke
After an illness of two weeks, there passed away on March 30 in the Royal Victoria Hospital, one of the oldest residents of Barrie in the person of Miss S.A. Matilda Creswicke, second daughter of the late Henry Creswicke, P.S.L. and C.E. Miss Creswicke was born in the township of Oro eighty-one years ago and came to Barrie with her father and family in 1853. Since the death of her father in 183 and her mother in 1897, she has resided in the fmily home in Thesesa St. Barrie. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. C. E. Hewson, wife of Judge Hewson of Gore Bay. The late Henry Creswicke, Jr., D.I.S. and A. E.H. Creswicke, K.C., were brothers of the deceased.
Miss Creswicke was a member of the Church of England and was much interested in the work of Trinity Church. The Women’s Auxiliary of which she was a member attended in a body at the funeral service in Trinity Church on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. A.R. Beverley was in charge of the service and the funeral address was delivered by Rev. Canon Reiner, who spoke very highly of the deceased. The pallbearers were: Capt. Bird, D.H. Coleman, T.T. Young, Peter Glennie, W. H. Hewson and E.A. Little. Interment was made in the Union Cemetery. There were many beautiful floral offerings.
Among those from out of town present at the funeral were: Judge Hewson and Mrs. Hewson (who had been with her sier (sic) in her last illness), Gore Bay; Mrs. Cyril Knight, Cobalt; Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Webster, Oakville; W.H. Hewson, Mr. and Mrs. D.D. McGibbon, Penetang; Miss Theo Hewson, Mr. O’Reilly, Miss Alice Creswicke and Hal Creswicke, Toronto.
-The Barrie Examiner
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 10, 1924
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

D. Lorne Crites
Lorne Crites, Popular Hotel Man, Passes
A legion of friends in all walks of life were shocked to learn of the sudden death early last evening of D. Lorne Crites, 60, lakehead hotel man, first world war hero, and proprietor of the Adanac hotel, who died at his home on Simpson street.
No warning was given of the sudden passing of this popular figure. Mr. Crites had been around the hotel all day. He died in his chair shortly after his evening meal.
Mr. Crites had been a resident of Fort William for 37 years, coming here in 1908. He was born in Penetanguishene, Ont., and moved with his parents when a small boy to Little Current, Ont., where he lived until coming to the lakehead.
During his early years here he was connected with the Empire Hotel, Fort William, until 1915 when, with a number of hotel men, he joined the 44th Battalion and went to Winnipeg as one of a machine gun section.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Crites
Throngs of friends of the family paid final tribute yesterday afternoon at impressive funeral services for the late Mrs. Elizabeth Crites, well known resident of the city, who died Saturday.
The funeral was held at 2 o’clock from George E. Blake funeral chapel. Rev. Agnew H. Johnston, of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, officiated. He paid tribute to the excellent worth of the deceased and words of comfort were spoken for the bereaved members of the family. One hymn, “Nearer My God to Thee” was sung. Mrs. W.E. Higgins sang feelingly “In the City Four Square.” Mrs. D. McMichael presided at the organ. Many beautiful floral tributes were received showing the esteem Mrs. Crites was held by her many friends. An extra car was used to convey the flowers to the cemetery.
Pallbearers were: J. A. McLeod, Peter McLaren, Walter Doherty, John D. Drynan, L. Smith and Thomas Ferguson.
Mrs. Sadie Robillard, a daughter, arrived Monday night from Los Angeles, California, to attend the funeral of her mother.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Mrs. E. Crites Called by Death
A well known and highly respected resident of the city for the last 26 years, Mr. (sic) Elizabeth Crites, mother of Lorne Crites, proprietor of the Adanac hotel, died Saturday afternoon at 12:45 o’clock. She was in her 75th year. She resided at 202 north May street.
Stricken with a sudden illness about a week ago she failed to rally. News of her comparatively sudden demise was received with heartfelt sorrow by her large circle of friends in the two cities.
She was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters.
She is survived by two sons and one daughter. They are: Lorne Crites, proprietor of the Adanac Hotel; Ernest Crites, of Geraldton, and Mrs. Sadie Robillard, a resident of Los Angeles for the last two years. She formerly resided at 202 north May street, and is on her way to the city for the funeral. Two grandsons, Barry Robillard and Lorne Crites, and one granddaughter, Jacqueline Crites, survive also. A sister, Mrs. Fred Rowe, resides at Little Current, Manitoulin Island, and a brother, William Cathcart, also resides at Little Current.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Geo. E. Blake funeral chapel. Rev. Agnew H. Johnston, of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be in the family plot, Mountain View cemetery.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

FEBRUARY 19, 1913 – MARCH 30, 2010
In loving memory of Beryl Croft, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, who died at the Lodge on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the age of 97 years. She was born in Burpee Township, daughter of the late Angus and Flora (Bell) Campbell. She had a variety of interests which included knitting, euchre, cards, quilting and gardening. Beryl was also a long time member of the Church of Christ at Ice Lake. Beryl was predeceased by her beloved husband George (Amby) Croft. Loved mother of Douglas and his wife Noreen and Wayne and his wife Ruby. Proud grandmother of Pamela, friend Ken, Randy and his wife Jeannette, Shelley and Cory, friend Ashley, and five great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Sheila, husband Douglas predeceased and predeceased by sisters Rebecca Murdock, Lillian (Henry) Bailey, Grant (wives Blanche and Ada) and Amby’s family Harry, Ernest, Ethel Londry, Ardath Griffith and Lottie Butchart. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am with Pastor Joel Lock officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Gore Bay Medical Centre digital x-ray machine or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home, 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 7, 2010


Mrs. Ernie Croft (Maud Mary {Minnie} Palmer), youngest daughter of Robert Palmer, born Dec 9, 1901, and spent all her life in Ice Lake, married Ernie November 14, 1933 and made their home on the Croft homestead. She was church organist as long as her health permitted. Died November 11, 1942, funeral November 13 from Ice Lake United Church. Rev. G. Gravenor, minister assisted by Mr. Robert Booth.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 1942
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Tim Cronin passed away peacefully at Finlandia Nursing Home, Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen (Wallace), 1964 and the late Lillian (Wilson-Mann), 1990.
Loving father of Gerald Cronin of Sudbury, Ontario, Lynne (Mrs. John Wilson) of Espanola, Ontario, Patricia (Mrs. Harry Boll) of Port Coquitlam, BC and Nicki (Mrs. Grant Moffatt) of Red Deer Village, Ontario.
Stepfather of Melva (Mrs. Robert Cochrane) of Calgary, Alberta, Laura (Mrs. Gerald Griswold) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Kent Wilson of Toronto, Ontario.
Very dear grandfather of Kelly Cronin predeceased 1972, Keane (Lee Ann) Cronin, Teressa Cronin (friend Harry Hodges), Kathy (Mrs. Ray Pilon), Kim (Mrs. Rob Penner), Kari (Mrs. Jay Mitroff), Robbie (Kelly) Giroux, Timmy Giroux, Michelle Smiley, Chad (Natasha) Boll, Larissa (Mrs. Phil Eadie), Dana (Mrs. Steve McGuire).
Dear great grandfather of 17. Keara and Keaden Cronin, Devin and Kelsey Pilon, Nathaniel, Jeremy and Michael Penner, Joshua and Alexa Mitroff, Jessica, Alana and Cooper Giroux, Jasmine and Joshua Giroux, Amber and Joseph Smiley and Teagan Boll.
Tim was born on September 17, 1912 in Cullross Township, Bruce County to the late Joseph and Mary Anne (Weishar) Cronin. Brother of Marcella Weiler (late Bernie) of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Predeceased by sister Evelyn O'Neill and brothers Wilbert and Michael.
Tim was transferred to Manitowaning in 1932, with the Bank of Montreal, married and then set up his first business in Aurora, Ontario in 1935--returning to the Manitoulin Island in 1937. Tim operated Cronin's Crafts from 1939-1950 in Manitowaning and the T&K Gift Shop in Espanola from 1953. Tim was associated with the Stedman Chain for 57 years having owned and operated Cronin Stores in Manitowaning, Espanola and Sundridge.
Tim was an avid golfer and one of the founding members of the Espanola Golf Club. He also enjoyed golfing in the winter months in Florida. As well he had a passion for curling and was a member of the Decades Club, faithfully attending the International Bonspiel in Quebec City.
Tim was a member of the Espanola Lion Club, retiring in 1985. Tim had a love of sports and music--and those blue eyes were really twinkling as he entertained all with his unique sense of humour.
Rested at the Bourcier Funeral Home in Espanola. Funeral Mass was held at St. Louis de France Church in Espanola on Saturday, August 25, 2001 with Father Al McMillan officiating. Interment in Espanola Cemetery.
If so desired, Memorial Tributes may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd., Espanola.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 29, 2001

In loving memory of Noreen Annabelle Cronk, July 31, 1933 - July 23, 2000.
Noreen Cronk, a resident of Gore Bay, and formerly of Billings Township, died at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Site on Sunday July 23, 2000 at the age of 66 years. She was born in Billings Township, daughter of the late Lee and Joyce (Cornellius) Brandow. Noreen had lived most of her life on the farm in Billings. before moving to Gore Bay three years ago. Noreen enjoyed embroidery, card games and especially Country and Western music. She will be missed by her family and friends, but many memories will be cherished.
Dear mother and mother-in-law of Douglas and Susan Cronk of Kagawong, Elaine and Phillip Lalonde of Edmonton, AB., Beverly and Tim Lalond of Edmonton, AB. Loving grandmother of Michael Doussept, Joseph and Matthew Cronk and Joe and Katherine Lalonde. Step daughter of Jean Brandow of Gore Bay. Dear sister of Leta Howard of Gore Bay, Marion O'Brien of Manitowaning, Nellie Abernot of Nairn Centre, Joe and his wife Sheila Brandow of Ice Lake, and Lawrence and his wife Debbie Brandow of Guelph. Step sister of Gary, Ron, Ivan and Brenda Brandow, Ann Graham and Sandra Boyd. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brother James Brandow and sister Betty-Jean Morrell.
Friends may call at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, after 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26. The funeral service will be conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Diabetic Association or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Culgin Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 26, 2000

Del Cronk, a resident of Billings Township, died at home on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at the age of 61 years. He was born in Kagawong, son of the late John and Laurinda (Orr) Cronk. He drove truck most of his life, with imperial Oil for over 20 years, and for commercial Transport, Day Transport and lastly Manitoulin Transport. Del loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and golfing. He will be sadly missed, but many memories will be cherished. Del is survived by dearest friend Ethel Bowerman of Mindemoya, brothers Mark of Billings Twp., Ross (Marilyn Wyers) of Billings Twp., Charles (Chris Racey) of Gore Bay and sisters Laura Mulville (Ron Thornton) of Gravenhurst, Gladys Beland (Clifford) of Sudbury, Peggy Thibault (Earl Dahl) of Sudbury and Mary Ellen Thompson (Ron) of Sault Ste. Marie. Predeceased by brothers Thomas and Billy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home Tuesday. The funeral service will be conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 11.00 am with Rev. Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating. Cremation to follow. In remembrance, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 17, 2007

Thomas Cronkhite Passes Away
Mr. Thomas Cronkhite died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. Needham, on Friday evening, Sept. 20th, in his 83rd year. The funeral took place at the place of his decease on Monday afternoon, the preacher being Mr. John Parker of Sturgeon Falls.
The deceased was in business in Thessalon for a number of years where his wife predeceased him four years ago. His health not being good he retired from business and went to British Columbia to live with his son Thomas but not finding the climate congenial he returned east and has since resided in Gore Bay with his …….Steve and with Mrs. Needham.
The late Mr. Cronkhite was an enthusiastic Bible student and frequently…..letters to the local press on……In religion he was a ……Interment took place …..on Tuesday afternoon. (Paper is torn in microfilm image)
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 26, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Many Tributes Paid To Murdered Woman
Mrs. Crooks Laid to Rest Beside Husband and Son
Dundas, Jan. 29-Mrs. Martha Crooks, who was beaten to death in her home in Toronto, was buried here yesterday beside her husband and her son.
It was late in the afternoon when the last funeral rites were conducted in the cemetery. Forty mourners stood around the open graveside, at the top of a hill. At the head of the grave the minister, Archdeacon MacIntosh, bowed his head in prayer.
Mrs. Crooks had lived for over twenty years in this little town. And the town felt the tragedy of her death. Scores of people visited the undertaking parlors where the body lay to pay a last tribute, and over two hundred were at the Anglican church for the funeral service.
The service was simple and impressive. As the casket was borne into place the people joined in the hymn: “Nearer My God to Thee.” Then Archdeacon MacIntosh lead in a psalm and the choir responded: “The righteous cry and the Lord heareth the Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart.” Then the organ pealed out “On the resurrection morning: and as the strains of the hymn died away Archdeacon MacIntosh repeated the Lord’s Prayer, a prayer for the bereaved and then the benediction.
People from all over the countryside came to the funeral. Many beautiful floral tributes spoke of the esteem in which the deceased was held. Tributes came from Simcoe County for it was form two of the pioneer families of that county that the deceased was descended. Her maiden name had been Martha Lawrence, a descendent of the Lawrences who, with the Galloways and Pinkertons, came from Armagh, Ireland, over a century ago. When Toronto was Muddy York they traveled up Yonge street and settled eight miles northwest of Bradford at a place called Pinkerton Corners. A grandfather of the deceased, James Galloway, was a miller and operated the flour mill now called Old stone Mill on the Humber River. A granduncle was Joseph Walker, whom the town of Walkerton was named after.
-Toronto Star
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 7 1924
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

CROSSWELL, Francis Clinton Croswell, March 20, 1916-January 21, 2001. Clint Croswell, a resident of Kagawong, died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Sunday January 21, 2001 at the age of 84 years. He was born in Toronto, son of the late Francis and Grace (Thompson) Croswell. Clint attended school in Toronto, studying first, mechanical design, then became a student of accounts with a firm of Chartered Accountants in Toronto from 1938-1940. He served in the Navy from 1940-45, and following the war, returned to accounting, moving to South Porcupine to specialize in Mine accounting. In 1948, he joined the Field Auditing staff of United Co-Operatives, and in the early 50's was an auditor for the Manitoulin Livestock Co-Operative. In 1957, Clint joined the staff of League Central of Ontario as Chief Examiner for Credit Unions in Ontario, retiring in 1980 as Vice-President covering Examinations and Field Services. Clint also had many outside interests, and in 1953 became active in the Boy Scouts, until he retired as regional Commissioner for Greater Toronto Region and a Provincial Commissioner. He was awarded the Medal of Merit and the Silver Acorn by the then Governor General. An active member of the Manitoulin Navy Vets, he served as Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman. He was also an avid golfer, and had been given a life membership to the Manitoulin Island Country Club. Clint was involved in the organization of LAMBAC, and was its first Chairman. Dearly loved husband of Helen (Hilliard) of Kagawong; loving father and father in law of Clinton (Kit) and Karen Croswell of Oakville; Valerie and Gary Morrison of Brampton; Wendy and John Kennedy of Mississauga and Jim Harrison of Georgetown; and step father and father in law of Candy and Doug Clark of Kagawong and Carmen and Steve Paterson of Thornhill. Proud grandfather of Jamie and Terry Harrison, Kristen and Matt Croswell, Tracy Croswell, Laura and Emily Morrison, Michael and Cameron Kennedy and Digger Clark, and great granddaughter Kendal. Clint was predeceased by his first wife Mary (Gallop) Croswell, daughter Karen Harrison and brother Robert. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 with Reverend Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating. Cremation to follow.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 24, 2001

May 30, 1925 - May 28, 2009
In loving memory of Helen Hilliard Tracy Croswell. Helen was the only child of William (Bill) Hilliard and Nellie Griffith Hilliard. She was born and raised in Billings, and after a brief period in Toronto returned to Billings as a schoolteacher. She married Harry Tracy, who was then a storekeeper in Kagawong, on December 9, 1948. Helen lived in Kagawong the rest of her life. Their daughter Candace (Candy) was born December 15, 1949 (although to Helen's horror, one of her cousins circulated a family tree which had a typo and listed both events as occurring the same year). Harry gave up the store to work for Hydro, and daughter Carmen was born August 24, 1957. After Harry died on June 18, 1978, Helen married Clinton (Clint) Croswell on September 11, 1982. Clint passed away on January 21, 2001. Helen was a life-long fan of socializing, reading, travel, and playing cards. As she grew older, her hobbies of dances and parties, boat rides, evening classes, and fancy baking turned more to watching television and eating out. She was active in the United Church, the Billings Library, and the Kagawong Historical Society. Health problems in recent years didn't dampen her spirits. She was very adaptable, and only advised "This getting-old business isn't for sissies." She is predeceased by many friends and relatives. Many of them are kept alive in our memories by the stories she would tell about them, even though some died before we were born. We hope that we will do half as good a job at keeping her memory alive, by having people remember her as we do - as young enough to ride herd on her children, and keeping her character of a husband (both of them!) from doing something too eccentric, maintaining a network of friends, and having good times. Helen is survived by her loving daughters Candy (her husband Doug Clark and their son Digger, all of Kagawong), and Carmen (and her husband Stephen Paterson of Thornhill). Fondly remembered by step-children Karen (predeceased; husband Jim Harrison and family); Clinton Jr. ("Kit"; wife Karen and family); Valerie (husband Garry Morrison and family); and Wendy (predeceased; husband John Kennedy and family), and former son-in-law Steven McAnsh. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Sunday, May 31, from 2 to 5 pm. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 11 am with Rev. Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating. Cremation to follow. If so desired, donations to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or the Central Manitoulin Animal Welfare Fund would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 3, 2009

Idella Crouch (nee Leeson) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Collingwood, in her 87th year. Idella, beloved wife of the late Stuart will be lovingly remembered by her sons Richard Crouch and Jeffrey (Leanne) Crouch. Forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren April and Justin. Survived by her younger brothers Reg Leeson of South Baymouth and Max Leeson of Holland Landing. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Fawcett Funeral Home-Collingwood Chapel, with interment at Trinity United Cemetery in Collingwood. Idella was born and raised on a farm in “The Slash” Tehkummah Township. She went to Toronto and became a nurse, where she met and married her husband Stuart Crouch. At retirement, they moved to Collingwood. All their lives, they cherished times spent at their cottage on South Bay.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 13, 2011

CROWE Allan "Al" Age 81 years, a resident of Toivo Street, passed away in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, on Sunday, June 23rd, 2002. Born in Manitawaning, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, on November 14th, 1921, he moved to Thunder Bay Port Arthur, in 1950. Al graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy, in 1945 and was a Member Emeritus of the Ontario College of Pharmacists. In 1950, he began working at the Pharmacy Department, at the Port Arthur General, retiring in 1982, after 32 years. Al enjoyed watching sports on the television, gardening and spending time with his family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kathleen Kay; son, Kenneth, of Fort Frances; daughter, Nancy Michael Waring, of Toronto; granddaughter, Michelle Steve Johnson, Waring and great-grandson, Dai Johnson, of Chester, England; sister, Geraldine Bob Wark, of Owen Sound; nephew, John Wark, of Owen Sound, as well as by cousins on Manitoulin Island. He was predeceased by his parents, John Russel and Pearl Vera Crowe and a sister, in infancy. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 28th, at 2:00 p.m., in St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church, with Rev. Peter Smyth officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorials to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation; the Canadian national Institute for the Blind or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements in the care of the SARGENT & SON FUNERAL HOME, 21 North Court Street, Thunder Bay.
Owen Sound Sun Times - Thursday, June 27, 2002

In loving memory of Jack White Culgin, July 14, 1926 - June 22, 2000. Jack Culgin, a resident of Chaffey's Lock, died at Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at the age of 73 years. He was born at Beeton, son of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (White) Culgin. Jack and Aileen were married on December 6, 1947, and farmed at Tottenham with Aileen's parents, Oliver and Alma Pettit for many years, then took over the farm and worked it until he retired from farming. He then worked for the LCBO for 16 years. After retiring from there, Jack and Aileen moved to Chaffey's Lock in 1991. Shortly after, Jack had an aneurysm which left him wheelchair-bound. However, He made the best of his situation and continued to fish, his favourite pastime, and learned to paint and to play the organ. With help from his right-hand-man, Dennis, he continued to plant his garden and care for the neighbourhood with vegetables from his garden. Although life was not always the greatest, mostly he made the best out of his situation. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, but many precious memories will be cherished.
Dearly loved husband of Aileen (Pettit) Culgin of Chaffey's Lock. Loving and loved father of Ted and Barbara Culgin of Gore Bay and Mary Jane and David Jevons of Tottenham. Proud grandfather of Andy Culgin and his fiancee Dawn Johnson of Sudbury and Jack and Ben Jevons of Tottenham and Sherry and Mark Culgin of Hamilton. Dear brother of Mary (Nettie) MacDonald of Port Perry. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Jean Romyn.
The funeral service was held at the Tottenham United Church on Monday, June 26, 2000. Interment in Beeton United Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 5, 2000

CULL, Verna (Addison) of Manitoulin Lodge passed away at the Mindemoya Hospital on Thursday October 24, 1991 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Simeon Cull. Dear mother of James of Toronto and John (wife Ardith) of Silver Water. Also loved by four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Predeceased by two sisters May and Daisy and two brothers Ted and Jack Addison. Visitation was at Turner Funeral Home Saturday 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm. Funeral service was at St. Peters Anglican Church, Silver Water on Sunday October 27,at 130 pm with Rev. Tom Cunningham officiating. Interment in Silver Lake Cemetery.
Dorothy Hopkins Addison Scrapbook (green ledger),
transcribed by Marilyn Irish

The Late William Cullis
Bruce Mines Spectator: Mr. William Cullis, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Bruce Mines passed away Sunday, May 11, 1924, after an illness extending over many moths. Although his death was expected his passing away was a great shock to his many friends. The late Mr. Cullis was born in 1850 in St. Thomas and three years later came with his parents to Bruce Mines. He with his parents to Bruce Mines. He was a miner for several years until the cave-in at the old mine. At that time the mines were owned by John Taylor & Sons. Mr. Cullis was a boat builder for some years. Since returning from the Mississauga Light station in 1900 where he has been for about 28 years, he has lived retired in his comfortable home near the United Church. Deceased was a good musician and for many years acted in the capacity of organist of the Methodist Church when the late Mr. John knight was leader of the choir. He was also organist in the English Church for some time. The high quality of the music in those days is still remembered and talked about. Mr. Cullis was a good musical critic and may valuable suggestions have been received from him by many of us in a kindly way which we appreciated very much indeed. Mr. Cullis would express his opinion of a song or anthem good or bad in no uncertain terms. The funeral which was largely attended was held on Wednesday afternoon, from the united Church, service being conducted by Rev. Mr. Andrews.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 29, 1924
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In memory of Irene McNulty Culver, (1911 - 2007) of Sheguiandah who died at her winter home in Lakeland, FL, on February 14, 2007. A visitation and prayer service was held at Lakeland Funeral Home with Father D. Gonzales presiding. In the spring, a memorial service and burial of ashes will be held at St. Bernard's Church in Little Current. She was born to Frank and Bertha (Rainville) Sampson in Bonfield, Ontario. She was preceded in death by her sisters Violet, Bertha and Jeanette. She is survived by her brothers George, Gerald, Mark, Ron, Jack and Bob. She will be greatly missed by her immediate family, Gail and Alex Murray, Ian Murray of Sheguiandah, Corine and Eric Rowen and their daughter Allison of Brantford. In 1983, Irene married Alton Culver (predeceased, 1995) and gained a new family, Jared, Asa, Norman, Sarah and Calvin along with 15 grands and 24 great grands. Irene was very dedicated to her nursing career. She spent 25 years as a Public Health Nurse with the native populations on Moose Factory Island and Manitoulin Island where she made many friends. A special love during her retirement years was the many hours spent "raking the beach" at her cottage on Sheguiandah Bay. Her work ethic was an inspiration to all who knew her and her manicured beach a lasting memorial for her neighbours.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 28, 2007

August 21, 1928 – August 18, 2011
Dr. Harold Greenfield Cumming was born on August 21, 1928 and peacefully passed away at Calvary Place Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 18, 2011. He will be deeply missed by his wife Suzann, daughters Katherine Cumming and Christine (Cam) Regehr, granddaughters Anna and Sarah, Jane Ciszewski and many family and friends. Harold was born in Gore Bay on his beloved Manitoulin Island into a tight community of faithful family and friends who loved to make music together. Having no siblings, Harold developed deep relationships with many fondly loved cousins. His view of heaven was not far off some combination of Manitoulin Island and Scotland. His studies in Wildlife Biology took him to Toronto, Michigan and Aberdeen, Scotland. Professionally and personally Harold enjoyed the natural world. He spent many years working for the Ministry of Natural Resources and over 20 years at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay teaching, researching and implementing management of big game in Ontario. In 1971, he married Wilma Nothrop and spent many happy years with his family in the outdoors, musical endeavours and travels. He mourned her death in 1998. Harold demonstrated beautifully the love and integrity of our Heavenly Father to his family, church and others. A lover of music, he spent most of his life involved in some kind of music, including many years with the Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus. He shared his music, leadership and teaching at church faithfully for many years, particularly at First Presbyterian Church and Calvin Presbyterian Church. In 2001, Harold married Susan Walgate and enjoyed further time at his house at McKenzie Heights and at his cottage on Manitoulin with her and travelling. In 2008, shortly after moving to Winnipeg to be closer to his daughters and first granddaughter, he suffered a stroke and was lovingly cared for by Suzann and his daughters for the remainder of his life. We have much gratitude for the diligent and warm care he received at Calvary Place over the last two years. Harold was a man who was generous of heart, playful in spirit and storytelling, strong in faith, loyal, sacrificial, and always had a song in his heart and on his lips. A funeral service was held in Thunder Bay on August 24, 2011.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 24, 2011

In Loving Memory of David Alvin Cunning, May 25, 1939 - March 13, 2007. Dave Cunning, a resident of Gore Bay, died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at the age of 67 years. He was born at Little Current, son of the late Thomas and Millicent (Scott) Cunning. Dave had worked at the Co-op for 25 years before running his own butcher shop for about 20 years. In his earlier years, Dave liked to hunt, curl, play darts, make wine and always loved to BBQ. He also enjoyed fishing and playing cribbage with Alf Armstrong. Anyone who knew Dave loved him, and in return he loved people. He is one of few people that you could honestly say had no enemies. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and especially his family. Many happy memories will be cherished by all, and numerous stories will be shared. Dave was predeceased by his beloved wife Joyce (Greenman), March 1, 1976. Loved and loving father of Tom and his wife Jackie of Espanola and Terri Lynn and partner Noel of Chelmsford and great friend Lloyd Neganegijig of Gore Bay. Proud grandfather of Melissa, Michelle, Tianna, Cory and Kandice. Dear brother of Bill, Pauline, Dick (predeceased), Les (predeceased), Bob (predeceased) and Jack (predeceased). Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Saturday, March 17, 2007 from 11 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel at 1.00 p.m. with Pastor Maxine McVey officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 21, 2007

Tuesday, July 07, 1931 - Friday, November 10, 2006
CUNNING, Richard Charles - 75, Hammonds Plains, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on November 10, 2006. Born in Sudbury, Ont., he was a son of the late Thomas and Millicent (Scott) Cunning. He was in the RCN for 10 years. He played pro hockey for the Detroit Red Wings farm team. Dick retired from Abegweit Bus Tours, Prince Edward Island, a job which he loved. He was an avid oil painter, and was a member of the I.O.F. Above all, he was a family man and proud grandfather. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Shirley Frances (Campbell); sons, Rick (Diane), Middle Sackville; Steve (Kate), Oshawa, Ont.; daughters, Chris Cunning (Marty), Timberlea; Diana Cunning (Tracie), New Minas; brothers, Dave, Gore Bay, Ont.; Bill (Sheila), Sudbury, Ont.; sister, Pauline Moore, Ohio. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Travis, Hilary, Logan, D'Arcy, Mackenzie "Joey" Cunning, Blake "Charlie" Grant, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Jack, Bob, and Les. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, November 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and a memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Rev. Carmen Dugas-Mattatall officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division ( and Canadian Hemophilia Society of Nova Scotia ( On-line condolences may be made to the family by visiting:
Uncited obit
Submitted by Dianna Cunning

William (Bill) Frederick Cunning (May 27, 1927). It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Cunning at Sudbury Regional Hospital, St. Joseph site on December 11, 2007. Bill was the loving husband of Shiela Cunning (nee Cranston) and beloved father of son Scott Allan Cunning (predeceased) and daughter Dr. Sandra Ann Cunning of Toronto. Son of Thomas and Millicent Scott Cunning, surviving brother of Leslie, Pauline (Moore), Jack, Bob, Dick, and Dave Cunning, and dear brother-in-law to Barbara (nee Ferguson) and Godfrey Cranston of Little Current and Ida Cunning (nee Aelick) of Sudbury. On behalf of Bill, Shiela and Sandra would like to express their sincere gratitude for the incredible care, compassion, and humor of Dr. Mehta and the Dialysis Staff at Laurentian Site. Shiela and Sandra also would like to thank the ICU staff at St. Joseph site, in particular Sue Stevenson, for their invaluable assistance and support during a very difficult time. Bill's boundless warmth and wit will be greatly missed by all. Graveside services will be announced for spring 2008. In lieu of gifts or flowers the family would respectfully request donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund or the Kidney Foundation.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 19, 2007

CURRAN, Georgina Mary (nee Haig) - In loving memory of Georgina Mary (nee Haig) Curran, 83 years, who passed away Sunday, March 11th, 2007 at the SRH-St. Joseph's Health Centre. Born in Brockville and married Charles Curran in 1949. Georgina worked many years as Admitting Officer at the Memorial Hospital retiring in 1981. She was a lifelong member of the Anglican Church having served as leader of the Girls' Auxiliary. She was also a member of the ACW and the Altar Guild. Georgina enjoyed knitting and baking for church activities and spent many wonderful years camping in Killarney with her husband and boys. Beloved wife of Charles Curran, predeceased 2005. Loving mother of Rod (wife Lise) of Guelph and Mike (wife Carmen) of Garson. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Jeffery and Laura. Dear daughter of Rev. W.T. Haig and Hazel M. Haig both predeceased. Dear sister of Roderick predeceased and Douglas predeceased (wife Billie of Quebec). Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St. Funeral Service in Church of the Ascension, 1476 Sparks St., Sudbury, Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 at 11AM. Cremation with interment in the family plot at St. John's Cemetery, Garson. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Killarney Health Center, Church of the Ascension or Big Brothers & Little Sisters of Sudbury would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5; 7- 9PM Tuesday) 1
Sudbury Star, March 12, 2007

At York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Saturday, October 18, 2008 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late William Curran. Loving mother to their 10 children and their spouses: Michael (died 1986) and Susan, Kathryn and Nick, Jane, Jennifer and Sylvain, James and Gwendolyn, Andrew and Kim, Robert and Barbara, Joseph and Sherlynn, Geoffrey and Samantha, and Victoria. ''Grambo'' to her 19 grand- children: Andrew, Elizabeth, Sarah, Christopher, Nicole, Marisa, Peter, Bethany, Kate, Jesse, Benjamin, Rachel, Joe, Judah, Matthew, Emily, Laura, Simon and Liam and her great-grandchildren: Jack, Luke and Haven. Born and raised on the Williamson farm on Lake Mindemoya, Marion was sixth of her seven sister and four brothers, following Crystal, Floyd, Ilene, Dot, and Dub, and preceding Margaret, Reid, Norrie, Dale and Peter. Marion lived a life of joyful service to her family and community. She will be sadly missed by her many extended family members and friends. A funeral service was held at King City United Church on Thursday October 23, 2009.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 29, 2008

[Vera Emaline Currey]

Currey-At Gore Bay, Ont., on Tuesday, April 9th, 1940, Mrs. E.A. Currey, in her 34th year. Funeral will be held from the United Church, Gore Bay, on Thursday, April 14th, at 3 p.m. to Mindemoya cemetery for interment.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Honor Roll
Gore Bay mourns for another soldier who has made the supreme sacrifice. Pte. Jack Currie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Currie of Gordon, has been reported died of wounds. Jack enlisted last winter going overseas in February with the 124th Battalion. The first week in August Pte. Currie went to France and has been in heavy fighting of the last two months. The deceased is survived by his parents two sisters and three brother to whom the sympathy of the entire community is extended.
Mr. Archie Currie received a telegram from the Director of Records on Wednesday, stating that Pte. Jack Currie had died of wounds on Sept. 29th, gun shot wound in the abdomen.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 24, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

The Late Pte Jack Currie
(caption under picture)
A memorial service was held in the United Church on Sunday evening. A large number of friends were there to show their appreciation of the fallen hero and to show their sympathy for the bereaved ones. The special music given by the choir was very beautiful.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, January 2, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In memory of Jacqueline Rose Currie who died peacefully with her family by her side at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in Collingwood, Saturday evening, October 14, 2006. Jackie Currie of Wasaga Beach at the age of 60 years young. Loved wife of Billy Cann. Loving mother of Michael Kerr and his wife Carmen of Tottenham, Edward Kerr of Rosemont, Michelle Kerr of Alliston, and Crystal and her husband Trevor Dobbs of New Lowell. Lovingly remembered by her twenty-one grandchildren. Dear sister of Joe Currie and his wife Barb of Listowell and Ellie Clarke of Meaford. A Celebration of Jackie's life will be conducted from the Downs and Son Funeral Home, Hepworth, Saturday afternoon, October 21 at 12:00 pm with Rev. Dorian Baxter officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Jackie by the Downs and Son Funeral Home. .
Manitoulin Expositor, October 18, 2006


Local News Items
We regret to report the death of Mrs. Donald Currie, which took place in Gore Bay on Friday morning, the 26th inst. Mrs. Currie who has been an invalid for some years from chronic rheumatism, was affected recently by that trouble in the region of the heart, from which she succumbed. Mrs. Currie was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Milligan, of Gordon, and sister to Messrs. Gordon, Wallace and Joseph Milligan, all of whom are well known in Gore Bay. Mr. Currie, who is engaged as foreman for the Manitoulin Ranch & Lumber Co., at Meldrum Bay, arrived home only a couple of hours before his wife’s death. He has the deepest sympathy of the whole community. The Recorder condoles with the husband and bereaved family in their hours of sorrow. The funeral took place on Saturday at All Saints Church and was conducted by the Rev. John Tate. The interment took place in Gordon Cemetery.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, December 9, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

October 5, 1909 - March 9, 2011
In loving memory of Mildred Ann Cusack (nee MacDonald) of Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 9, 2011 at the age of 101. Born in South Lake in Eastern PEI on October 5, 1909 to Lewis J. MacDonald and Catherine MacKenna. She also lived in NS, Boston, Toronto, BC, Kenya, Owen Sound and on Manitoulin Island. Survived by and sadly missed by: Doreen Beagan (husband Tom predeceased) of Charlottetown, PEI, Bernie (wife Pat) (first wife Fran predeceased) of Port Colborne, ON, Leigh (wife Jill) of Tsawassen, BC, Kevin (wife Carole) of Bracebridge, ON, Glen (wife Sandra) of North Vancouver, BC, Colleen Dunn (husband Gordon) of West Vancouver, BC, Sharon Stephens (husband Richard) of Manitoulin Island, ON, Wayne (wife Claire) of Toronto, ON, Pauline Loos (friend Barry) of Victoria, BC. Sisters-in-law Helen and Frances MacDonald from NS and brother-in-law Leonard Cusack of Toronto and dear cousin Kevin McKenna (wife Geraldine) of Oshawa. Many special friends from Owen Sound, across Canada and across the ocean. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband Emmett in 1983, brothers Lawrence, Wilfred Russell, John C., Lloyd, Cecil and a brother and sister in infancy, son-in-law Tom Beagan, daughter-in-law Frances and grandson Grant Cusack. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, laughing, dancing, singing, story telling and playing jokes. She worked at many jobs including running a home for disabled women in Africa but she particularly enjoyed teaching, especially those who had learning difficulties. She had a passion for many causes such as the Pro Life movement and helping to establish a Half Way house in Owen Sound. Everywhere she lived, she was involved in her church and community particularly advocating for the disadvantaged. Funeral Mass was at 3 pm on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Our Lady of Canada Catholic Church, Mindemoya, Ontario with Father Jim Kelly officiating. In the spring there will be a Funeral Mass at St. Bonaventure Church in Tracadie Cross, PEI. Internment at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Tracadie Cross, PEI. If desired, donations to Campaign Life Coalition, Euthanasia Prevention, a charity of your choice or a Mass offered for her intentions would be appreciated. For all Island Funeral Home death announcements visit
Manitoulin Expositor, March 16, 2011

CUSHING, Joseph Marvin Alvin Marv In loving memory of Joseph Cushing, 64 years. The family announces with sorrow his death, December 3, 2002 at his home in Sheguiandah, Manitoulin Island. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax. He worked as a stationary engineer for INCO. Retired in May 2000. Son of the late Michael John Cushing predeceased and Lavina Denault Cushing of Pembroke. Husband of Jeannine Talbot Cushing predeceased July 15, 2000. Survived by his children: daughters Cathy Cushing friend Don Gelinas of Elliot Lake, Donna Cushing Boivin husband Marc of Markstay; sons: Thomas Cushing of British Columbia and Peter Cushing wife Dianna of Timmins; brothers: Robert Bob Cushing of Ottawa, Raymond Cushing of Hamilton, sister Vicky Cushing friend John Bruneau of Gogama. Survived by 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax, N.S. 1956 to 1969. He worked for INCO as a Stationary Engineer from 1970 to 2000 when he retired. He will be sadly missed. His memory will be with us because of his jokes and laughter. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St. Funeral service in the R.J Barnard Chapel Friday, December 6, 2002 at 1 pm. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Friends may call after 11:30 am Friday
Sudbury Star - Thursday, December 5, 2002

Mrs. Richard Cushing
Another of the well known and highly respected citizens of Mindemoya has recently received the call we must all obey. Mrs. Richard Cushing has been taken at a time when leaving the farm seemed to assure a period of rest. Mr. Cushing had sold his beautiful farm on Lake Mindemoya and retired to the village, where he purchased a comfortable home. How pleasant it would been to enjoy some years of well-earned rest together after sharing the heat and burden of the day; but God saw otherwise.
Mrs. Cushing was a good neighbor. The writer in calling at the old farm always felt at home and enjoyed the kind hospitality extended to him at all times.
He joins the many friends of Mr. Cushing and family in sympathy with them in their recent bereavement.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 7, 1922
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In loving memory of Brandon Dominic Paul Cyr, August 11, 2002 to October 25, 2002.
Brandon Dominic Paul Cyr, 10 weeks of age passed away at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Site, on Friday, October 25, 2002.
Dearly beloved and loving son of proud parents Dawn Migwans and Terry Cyr of Sudbury. Loving brother of Phoenix Migwans of M'Chigeeng. Forever loving grandson of Martina Migwans and the late Francis White; Gloria Cyr of Sudbury and the late Paul Cyr. Sadly missed by aunts Gizel of M'Chigeeng, Rae of Toronto, uncles Benjamin and Anthony of Sault Ste. Marie and Devin of M'Chigeeng, Wayne White of Massey, David of Sudbury and Chris and Shanon of Barrie. Also missed and remembered by many great uncles, aunts and cousins.
Friends called the Martina Migwans home on Sunday October 27, 2002. The funeral mass was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, M'Chigeeng on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Robert Foliot officiating. Interment in M'Chigeeng Cemetery.
Culgin Funeral Home
Manitoulin Expositor, October 30, 2002

In loving memory of Raymond "Ray" John Cyr, 69 years who passed away Wednesday morning, September 15th, 2004 at the West Nipissing Hospital, Sturgeon Falls. Beloved husband of Marlene (Roque) Cyr predeceased April 19th, 2003. Loving father of Michele (husband Jean Guy Roy) and Caroline (husband Carl "Magoo" Steele) both of Warren, Cheryl (husband Claude Simon) of Nobel, Lisa (husband Peter Halvorsen) of Kipling, predeceased by Edward "Ted". Cherished grandfather of Rob, Katie, Luc, Tina, Peter, Terry, Joey, Dani, Brianna and Neil. Dear son of Hubert and Daisy Cyr both predeceased. Dear brother of Jerry predeceased (wife Dorothy of Listowel) and Janet predeceased (husband Jack of Oshawa). Born in Sudbury he grew up in Minnow Lake moving at 18 to Blind River, to work for Ontario Hydro. In 1958, he married Marlene in Killarney and they enjoyed 45 years together. Ray was transferred to the Ontario Hydro Warren Office where he retired as Supervisor. Ray loved to reminisce about his sports life, from coaching women's baseball as a teenager to his love of hockey and baseball minor associations. Many local hockey players benefited from his tough but fair coaching. An accomplished athlete in his younger days he maintained a life long love of sports, including actively coaching many Montreal Canadian hockey games from his lazy boy. Ray was an accomplished storyteller with a wonderful sense of humour; he has brought much happiness into the world especially for his children and grandchildren.
Rested at the St. Thomas Parish Hall, Warren, Ontario from 2 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September l7th, 2004. Funeral Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent Street, Sudbury on Saturday, September 28th, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Friends called at Lougheed's after 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Killarney Health Centre would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 22, 2004

DIED DORIS CYWINK (Abotossaway)-beloved wife of Joseph Cywink, died at TorontoWellesley Hospital on Saturday, February 5, 1972 in her 48th year. Rested at Tracy Funeral Home. Funeral Service held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Tuesday, February 8, at 2:30 p.m. Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery. Canon D. H. Dixon officiating.
(handwritten 1972)

Eva Jean Cywink of Whitefish Falls passed away at the Espanola Nursing Home, Espanola on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 at the age of 80 years. Beloved wife of the late Nick Cywink. Dear daughter of the late John and Nancy (nee Shigwadja) Pheasant. Loving mother of Elaine (husband Don Everall) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Valerie Bedassigae-Pheasant (friend Don Cada) of Birch Island, Michael Cywink of Espanola, Nick Cywink of Pefferlaw, Ontario, Frank Cywink of North Bay, and the late Patricia Cywink (husband Barry Pitawankwat) of Whitefish Falls. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Trevor, Coral, Athena, Terron, Cedar, Zak, Nicholas, Jennifer, Michael B, Michael, Amber, Jesse, Cheyenne and Barry Jr. and 4 great-grandchildren. Very dear sister of Shirley Williams of Peterborough and Rosella (Mrs. Jim Kinoshameg) and Isadore Pheasant (wife Verna) both of South Bay, Barbara Nolan (husband Tom) of Garden River and the late James and Jerome Pheasant, Lavina Lewis, Florence Osawamick, Agnes Webkamigad and Jean Pheasant. Dearest friend of Laura and Jim Greer of Naughton. Friends called at the Birch Island Community Centre, Birch Island on Wednesday, November 5th from 4 pm until the Funeral Mass on Friday, November 7th at the Birch Island Community Centre at 11 am. Father George Gardiner officiated. Cremation to follow.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 12, 2008

In loving memory of Patricia June Cywink. Patty entered the spirit world on Saturday, November 6, 2004 peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her family, age 43 years.
Beloved wife of Barry Pitawanakwat. Cherished mother of Michael, Amber, Jessie, Cheyanne, Barry Jr. Survived by her loving mother Eva Jean (Pheasant) Cywink. Predeceased by father Nick. Will be forever remembered by siblings Elaine Adams (friend Don), Valerie Bedassigae Pheasant, Michael Cywink, Nicky John Cywink, Frank Cywink. Predeceased by grandparents Agatha and Samuel Cywink and Nancy Shigwadja and John S. Pheasant. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends will miss Patty. Visitation was from 4 pm, Sunday. Funeral Mass was held at 11 am, Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at Birch Island Community Complex. Cremation. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 17, 2004

In the spirit of Wilfred Laurier Cywink, Sr., December 5, 1925-July22, 2000.
Wilfred Cywink passed away peacefully at his home in Whitefish Falls on July 22, 2000. Beloved husband of the late Estelle Ruth (nee McGregor) Cywink. Predeceased by Monica, Samuel, and Sonya. Loving son of the late Samuel and Agatha (nee Bidassige-Assinabe) Cywink. Loving father of Wilfred Jr. (Lucille) - Elliot Lake, Ann (Mel General) - Brantford, O. Naomi Abotossaway (Mike Roberts) - Thunder Bay, Ingrid (Ken Madahbee) - Sucker Creek, Carl (Deborah) - Sidney, Ohio, Alexander (Cory Silverstein) - Toronto, Vivian (Mark Peters) - London, John (Marilyn Jacko) - Whitefish River, Margaret Mary (Thomas Wopperer) - Savannah, Georgia, Anastasia (Eric Jacko) - Whitefish River. Dear grandfather of 26 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Survived by brother Bill, Whitefish Falls; sister, Mary Kilworth, Blind River; brother Allan, Toronto.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gabriel Lalement Church, Birch Island, on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Birch Island Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 26, 2000

In loving memory of William "Billy Buck" Henery Cywink of Whitefish Falls who left this world on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at the Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 73. Bill worked for the CPR most of his working life. He was a brakeman for years, and was promoted as a Conductor before retirement. Though he had a gruff exterior, he had a big heart and even bigger smile. It didn't matter where or when, or how he was feeling, he always smiled. He was helpful to many, always ready to "give." He was thoughtful and observant to others' needs. Predeceased by his wife Susan (nee Pitawanakwat). Loved by his children Carol Tomes, Kenneth, both of Toronto, William "Buck" of Guelph, Brenda Cywink and Lori Cywink, both of Whitefish Falls, Billie Jean Cywink and Linda Cywink, both of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Predeceased by daughter Denise and son Dennis and step-daughter Mary Pitawanakwat. Will be missed by eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Survived by sister Mary Bernadette Kilworth of Blind River and brother Allan Howard Cywink of Uxbridge. Predeceased by many other siblings. At Bill's request, he was cremated. Memorial service yet to be announced. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 27, 2006

Back to Home Page

RootsWeb, the oldest and largest FREE genealogy
Clipart and background from:
J. O. D's Old Fashioned B & W Clip Art Collection

COPYRIGHT All rights reserved. Use of the information contained on this site for PERSONAL Genealogical research is acceptable, however, the information MAY NOT be uploaded to any commercial database or used for commercial purposes without the express written permission.
© 2006-2012 Manitoulin Genealogy

Disclaimer: I am pleased to offer this research tool and although I have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the Manitoulin Obituary Pages, based on the data I have been provided, please check original sources whenever possible.